Illuminae to be made into a Movie!! Squee!

Yes!!

Here’s the scoop: http://www.thebookseller.com/news/brad-pitt-warner-bros-illuminae-oneworld-amie-kaufman-jay-kristoff-317039

And if you want to know why, here’s my review: https://romancingthebooksandmore.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/review-illuminae-by-amie-kaufman-and-jay-kristoff/

Seems like book 2, Germinae, would be out next October. Can’t wait!

Review: Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead

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I’ve heard a lot about Richelle Mead, of the acclaimed Vampire Academy Series and Georgina Kincaid Series, but I haven’t read them. So I was able to go into this book free of prejudices (good and bad) and judge this book for what it was.

RUNA is a technologically advanced, godless society, and it has servitors who stamped out religions (those that they deemed dangerous) and praetorians (super soldiers) who uphold the national security. Justin March is a servitor, who was discredited in his last mission and therefore exiled to Panama for the last four years. However, someone has Continue reading

Review: New Sion by Diana Green

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NEW SION is a fascinating look at a futuristic world that is a dazzling combination of western and an imagined possible future.

New Sion is one of the habitable planets in outer space, and some humans had chosen to migrate there in our future. However, the planet disrupts Earth’s technological systems, hence, many of the advances that we now enjoy cannot be adapted in New Sion. Alien races have also been discovered, and there’s a league to govern all interplanetary and intergalactic relations.

On New Sion, Finn Colville disguised herself as a man in order to survive, and she’s done well for herself the past 9 years. But when she paired up with bounty hunter Eamon Sullivan, it gets harder to keep her secret, especially when she starts to have feelings for him. Continue reading

Series: Age of X by Richelle Mead

I’m now reading Gameboard of the Gods, Age of X Book 1, and I’m loving it so far. Okay, generally loving it. There are some parts I didn’t like much, but it’s a series I definitely want to read on. More on my review to be posted later.

I’ve never read a Richelle Mead book, but if this is how she writes adult books, then sign me on! So far, I like her writing style, the plot/worldbuilding/story is meaty; 400+ pages! Did I tell you I love thick books? Love them!

So, here are the books so far:

Book #1 Gameboard of the Gods

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The truth is, when you banish the gods from the world, they eventually come back—with a vengeance.

In the near future, Justin March lives in exile from the Republic of United North America. After failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims, Justin is surprised when he is sent back with a peculiar assignment—to solve a string of ritualistic murders steeped in seemingly unexplainable phenomena.

Justin’s return comes with an even bigger shock: His new partner and bodyguard, Mae Koskinen, is a prætorian, one of the Republic’s technologically enhanced supersoldiers. Mae’s inexplicable beauty and aristocratic upbringing attract Justin’s curiosity and desire, but her true nature holds more danger than anyone realizes. Continue reading

Friday Movie Review: Terminator: Genisys

 

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The story:

The movie opens in the future, with John Connor and Kyle Reese getting ready to attack a Skynet stronghold. However, they were too late, as a machine has already been sent into the past to kill Sarah Connor. Kyle volunteered to go protect Sarah, and just before he was sucked up into the time portal, he saw Skynet grabbing hold of John Connor and hurting him. And the past as he knows it became different. He suddenly has a new set of memories that he didn’t know how they got there. Continue reading

#Awesome Site: @ReadingAlley

Want to share with you about this awesome site!

As a book lover, I’m always on the lookout for great books, and wouldn’t it be nice if these came free! 🙂

As you know, I’m a reviewer with The Romance Reviews, and their affiliate site, Reading Alley, recently launched! So….

Here’s a great site with free books: http://www.readingalley.com

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We do need to write an honest review in exchange for the free book, but that’s what we’re already doing anyway, right? The best thing is these books are new (published in recent years) and you can get them immediately! (or as soon as the author approves your request, because these are ebooks)

Another great thing is that as we post reviews, we also earn something called RA Points that we can redeem for attractive prizes! As of now, it’s for an Amazon Gift Card, and really, for a book junkie, I can’t ask for anything better. 🙂