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Review: Sleeping Giants

I don’t remember when I first heard about this book, but I was recently reminded of this book’s existence through someone’s booktube video, where it was compared to Illuminae, a book I loved to bits. Then, I saw part two – Waking Gods – on NetGalley and decided I was going to get that and buy a copy of the first book. Honestly, I wish I hadn’t bothered. Sleeping Giants tells us the story of Rose Franklin, who one day goes for a ride on her bicycle and ends up finding a giant robot hand. Years later she’s the head of a team trying to find …

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Review: Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Somewhere last year, I read an article about upcoming YA novels based on certain DC characters. Y’all know I’ve mostly been a Marvel girl, so I wasn’t too interested in this news. But when I read that Leigh Bardugo (author of the Six of Crows duology and the Grisha trilogy) was going to write a book about Wonder Woman, I knew I had to read that book – whether I liked Wonder Woman or not. (Luckily, when the movie came out, I fell in love with Diana, Princess of Themyscira, so that made reading this book a little easier). Wonder Woman: Warbringer tells the story of a young Diana, …

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Review: The Circle

I think I first heard about this book around the time the movie was announced. I was quite intrigued by the summary and decided to get myself a copy a while back. But then, I read a couple of pages and couldn’t really get into it. So I put it down again, hoping to pick it up before the movie came out. About a week before its release, I picked up The Circle again and had to force myself past those couple of pages – thinking it would probably all get more interesting later on… It didn’t. This book, this chunk of a book. This …

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Review: The Force Awakens (Novel)

In December 2015, the newest Star Wars movie was released. Named “The Force Awakens” it introduced us to new characters and brought back some of the old characters as well. For me, TFA was the movie that made me fall in love with the Star Wars franchise, and Rey and Finn are amongst my favourite characters in the whole wide universe of characters. So I was pretty excited to find out this movie, as well as its predecessors, had a novelization. Obviously, The Force Awakens novel follows the same plot as the movie, only this time in words. It’s been approximately 30 years since Darth Vader was defeated, …

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Review: Stolen

Warning: This review is full of rants and spoilers. Please proceed with caution. Back when I first got a Goodreads page, I found out about this book and added it to my TBR list. The summary sounded intriguing, and I liked the ‘letter to my captor’ idea. Fast forward to last year, where I finally purchased a copy of the book, after adding and deleting it from my virtual shopping basket every now and then. And to now, where I finally picked up this book to read it. In Stolen Gemma writes a letter to Ty, the man who kidnapper her from the airport in Bangkok. The man …

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Review: Heartless

A couple of years ago, I fell in love with a series called The Lunar Chronicles. When the last book came out at the beginning of last year, fans were already anxiously awaiting a new book by the author. And that new book was Heartless, a story set in the same whimsical world as Alice in Wonderland. The untold story of the horrible Queen of Hearts. In Heartless we meet Catherine, who wants nothing more than to open a bakery with her best friend. But her parents have other plans for her. They want her to marry the King and become the Queen of Hearts. One night, Catherine …

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Review: Giant-Size Little Marvel: AvX

Last year I found a piece of art that featured some Marvel characters as babies, and I loved it so much I looked up who the artist was. I found out it was an actual page from an actual existing comic, actually published by Marvel. So naturally, I looked up the comic, added it to my TBR and bought the volume when its price got reduced on Book Depository. Giant-Size Little Marvel follows the Avengers and the X-Men as they fight over a pair of twins that have just moved into Marville, their little (that’s a pun) zone on the planet Battleworld. In Marville, we have …

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