Q2Q Comics, Vol. 1

Q2Q Comics, Volume 1 by Steven Younkins (2016)
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Comics | Theatre: Comedy
5 stars
Blurb:

An amusing collection of comics that portray the lives of theatre crew members including: Stage Manager, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer, Costumer, Director, Props Master, Scenic Director, Technical Director, Prop Cat, and La Ropasucia the Theatre Gremlin.

Volume One: “A collection of the first 220 Q2Q Comics all hardbound together in a book! Includes commentary by the author for most of the comics, a collage of the original sketches, a “How to Draw Morty” tutorial, and other assorted goodies.” –Goodreads  Continue reading

The Sway

The Sway (Classified #1) by Ruby Knight (2016)
-ARC Review-

the sway YA/NA Fiction | Sci-Fi | Supernatural
4 Stars
Blurb:

“Her mission is to get close to him for inside information.

His mission is to kidnap her for a supernatural militant group.

Recruited in her teens for a life of espionage, Julia Caldwell, now 19, is theyoungest CIA agent on record. Her mission is simple: get close to Cole Thomas for intel on his father, a known and dangerous weapons dealer. As she grows closer to Cole, something is off. He might not be who she thinks he is. And worse, his mission will put an end to hers.

Always believing the government’s story that her purpose in life was to keep the world safe, Julia doesn’t know who to trust or who to believe. But now, THE SWAY has a different story—a different purpose for her—that goes well beyond all she ever imagined.”
-Goodreads

Publication Date: May 17, 2016  Continue reading

A Court of Mist and Fury

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas (2016)

a court of mist and fury NA Fiction | Fantasy | Romance
5 stars
Blurb:

“Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.”
-Goodreads  Continue reading

The Uglies Series

 The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld
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*This post contains 4 separate reviews for all 4 books so scroll with caution*

YA Fiction | Sci-Fi | Dystopian

pooled ink Review:

This series is seriously one of my top favorites! I still cannot believe that they haven’t turned them into movies yet. They really should get on that. (P.S. If you’re looking for someone to play either Shay or Tally I 1200% volunteer!)

Some people just didn’t get into these books or felt that it didn’t live up to the hype, that’s fine. I’m just glad that I read these pre-Goodreads because I had no expectations. A friend checked it out from the school library and said she liked it so each time she finished a book she gave it to me so I could read it. I fell in love with this series, you might not feel the same way, but that’s fine. I’ll take any disagreement as a sign that we’re not brainwashed and who could be mad about that?

I first read this series in 8th grade and then five more times since then because I’m just a huge fan. I’ve decided to write a giant review for the series (broken down book by book though) rather than post four separate reviews. Basically just scroll as far as you care to read. I’ll try not to spoil anything for any of the books but at least you’ve been warned.  Continue reading

Scored

Scored by Lauren McLaughlin (2011)

scored YA Fiction | Dystopian | Sci-Fi
4 Stars
Blurb:

“Set in the future when teenagers are monitored via camera and their recorded actions and confessions plugged into a computer program that determines their ability to succeed. All kids given a “score” that determines their future potential. This score has the ability to get kids into colleges, grant scholarships, or destroy all hope for the above. Scored‘s reluctant heroine is Imani, a girl whose high score is brought down when her best friend’s score plummets. Where do you draw the line between doing what feels morally right and what can mean your future? Friendship, romance, loyalty, family, human connection and human value: all are questioned in this fresh and compelling dystopian novel set in the scarily forseeable future.” -Goodreads  Continue reading

Dream Factory

Dream Factory by Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler (2007)

dream factoryTeen Fiction | Contemporary | Romance
4.5 stars
Blurb:

“When the Disney World character actors go on strike, teens are hired as replacements. Ella is assigned the role of Cinderella simply because the shoes fit. And every afternoon at three o’clock she gets married to Prince Charming. A perfect dream come true, except Ella doesn’t believe in dreams anymore. Meanwhile, Luke is one of the fur characters (Dale, the chipmunk), and his girlfriend, Cassie, plays his counterpart, Chip. Cassie is perfect in every way, so why does Luke want to be with Cinderella? Then Luke and Ella are brought together during a scavenger hunt, and as they uncover the Magic Kingdom’s hidden treasures, they discover an undeniable magic between them. Perhaps dreams really can come true after all?” -Goodreads  Continue reading

The Last One

The Last One by Alexandra Oliva (2016)
-ARC Review-
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Fiction | Psychological Thriller
4.5 stars
Blurb:

“She wanted an adventure. She never imagined it would go this far.

It begins with a reality TV show. Twelve contestants are sent into the woods to face challenges that will test the limits of their endurance. While they are out there, something terrible happens—but how widespread is the destruction, and has it occurred naturally or is it man-made? Cut off from society, the contestants know nothing of it. When one of them—a young woman the show’s producers call Zoo—stumbles across the devastation, she can imagine only that it is part of the game. Continue reading