Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Universe of Us by Lang Leav MINI BOOK REVIEW!






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Title: The Universe of Us


Author: Lang Leav


Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing





Anyone who has ever been in love knows what it is like to lose. Some may still be waiting on true love to find them. When it does you will know because at that very moment the world will stop turning and nothing will matter but that one moment which you will hold onto for the rest of your life.


The Universe of Us is a book of poetry that will make you lose, love, and deal with the ache of loneliness all in just 219 pages. The poems in this book allows you to take a peek in another persons universe and maybe just maybe it will make you more in tune to your own. So join me and all the others that have braved the walk through a lovers universe and finish with more insight than you started out with.




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Thoughts: I got lucky when I won this book in a contest even though I didn't know it at the time. Not only does this book have the soft buttery cover style that I like so much but it is full of poetry that take you from sadness to love in a short amount of time. Poetry that fits ones taste is hard to find but I will tell you now that you should give this one a chance but I will warn you that you might fall in love with this book and end up buying the others that Lang Leav has written. I know I will be adding them to my wish list.


                                         MY FAVORITE POEM IN THE BOOK


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Armada by Ernest Cline BOOK REVIEW!





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Title: Armada

Author: Ernest Cline

Published: Broadway Books



Teenager Zack Lightman has spent his whole life living in a science fiction world through books, video games, and movies. His one true wish is that this world he has seen/heard about were more than just fiction and that he is destined for more than just a normal human existence. Zack's wish comes true in the form of a flying saucer that looks just like the one in the flight simulation game he plays called Armada. Suddenly Zack as well as other gamers are called upon to use their gaming skills to help them save the world from impending danger that is soon to fall upon it. Though Zack has dreamed of something like this happening to him he can't stop the the knowledge that he has acquired while playing Armada and there is something about this whole adventure that makes him feeling like he is living in a deja vu scenaria.



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Thoughts: I jumped at the chance to own this book since I loved Ready Player One, and though I wasn't disappointed with this book I wasn't completely happy with it either. I thought the story was predictable and felt that if you have seen The Last Starfighter and read the book Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card then you have pretty much already read this book, but don't let that keep you from reading it because Ernest Cline has a talent for inventing clever and funny characters and his writing is equally awesome as well. I was just looking for another epic story like Ready Player One and unfortunately this book didn't measure up with his first novel.

Also if you buy the hardback version of this book make sure to look on the inside of the dust jacket for this beauty.