Book Review – Magic Binds

Magic Binds (Kate Daniels, #9)Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read this (well not really, but it counts) for the Machalo Challenge – a book with non-human characters.

At this point, folks must have realized that I am very, very biased towards Ilona Andrews. I will read anything they write. Anything, even if it was just a collection of random letters that looked a zombie tap-dancing on a keyboard.
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Shallow Reader Post -Injustice Vol.2

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Helloooooooooooo! Remember that comic book I raved about a while ago? The one with Superman going loopy? I finally got around to writing a review for the second volume, which is equally good.

In the second volume, the torture of the reader’s soul continues as Superman grows ever more depraved and people die faster than you can say Game of Thrones. Wonder Woman isn’t helping things, so even the writers decide to put her out of commission for a while. Literally every two penny, ha’penny villain in the universe is out for Earth.

And since my sister has been so kind as to get me the latest volumes for the series, I’m planning to review all the books I have in the coming weeks. Look forward to it, and read the current review here.

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Book Review – The Dark Days Club

The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, #1)The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m guessing at this point, most people have heard about the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies movie coming out soon. If you hadn’t, well you know now.
Yes, it’s a thing and I will be watching it despite my apprehensions.

So imagine that movie with life-energy sucking demons instead of zombies and you have this book.  Continue reading

Shallow Reader Post – Thor, Goddess of Thunder

The new face of Thor…which we never get to see.

It was about time for the universe to hand me a good comic, and it finally did! Not many people are familiar with the non-Chris Hemsworth version of Thor (including me) and it seems like they never will be, because Marvel has rebooted the Thor comics with…wait for it – a female hero! And the new Thor is spectacular.

This was a joy to read. At long last, Thor’s mighty hammer, Mjolnir, just gives up on him and decides to move on to better pastures. And who better to wield the hammer of the gods than…
Wait a second. WHO IS IT? Like really, who is this lady?

If you’re even slightly excited about this idea, read my review here. P.S. I promise the review is better than implied by the excerpt.

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Book Review – Knight’s Shadow

Knight's Shadow (Greatcoats, #2)Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien de Castell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 stars.

It is going to be so difficult to do justice to this book. I shall try, but I don’t think I can adequately explain my feelings.

I’m going to try an infomercial (also known as a teleshopping ad) format here, not very closely since I’m doing this from memory. Knight’s Shadow RPG infomercial, coming up!
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Shallow Reader Post: Deadpool Killustrated

Kill the classics!

Hey there! My review of Deadpool Killustrated is up on the Shallow Readers blog. An excerpt:

The other day my mother was commenting that I was the only teenager she knew who’d read classics of any sort. My sister rightly pointed out they were extremely difficult to read. I have to agree with her. It’s like attempting to swallow rock candy whole. First it gets stuck in your throat, then if you get it down, it lies about uneasily in your stomach.
Anyway, this book is what happens if you throw those two things together – when a knowledge of classics combines with a healthy dose of mischievousness, it deliciously explodes into Deadpool Killustrated.

Read the full review here.

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