Rot & Ruin Review


                                  

Author: Jonathan Maberry 

Series: Benny Imura book 1

Page count: 458

Rating: 5/5

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Summary: Benny and his friends has grown up in the zombie infected world every since First Night happened. Benny lives in Mountainside with his older half brother Tom, and Benny just turned 15, so he has to find a job or get his food rations taken from him. So he looks but end up doing what he didn’t want to do and that’s joining his brother in the family business. Benny soon finds out that he was wrong about the zombies, and mostly his brother as he learns the family business.

My thoughts:

This isn’t all about zombies but how Benny and his friends coming to in a world that is pretty ugly. This all started fifteen years ago during First Night when one person dead and was turned into a zombie. No one understands how this happens, but what they do understood is when a person dies they come back as zombie. 

When Benny is first introduced he is a really angry teenager first at zombie and his half big brother Tom. However when he leaves Mountainside with his brother to the Ruin he learns a lot. He learns what his brother actual do is not to kill for cash but more like a mercy bounty hunter. Other bounty hunter’s like Charlie “Pink Eye” and Motor City Hammer do things for a profit, and other times just for fun. Tom himself is my favorite character for the fact that he is quiet however strong and knows so much things about everything.

A thing to know about this book is that it can be graphic in ways that can be a little disturbing to me at least. But Jonathan Maberry knows how to write where you gets into the world. Plus the relationship between the characters themselves is good to see especially the relationship between the Imura brothers. There is a lot of growing in these book, and I cant wait to get to the next three book.

 

 

 

 

Swoon Worthy Saturday


Saturday is a day for swooning. Swoon Worthy Saturday is a weekly meme were we present a fictional boy who has swept us off our feet, given us butterflies, made our heart do acrobatics and driven us absolutely crazy! (Hosted by StayBookish )

 

                                   Sam from the incarnate trilogy

Just finished this book and I swoon after Sam way after the last page. He is a musical man and a protector of the main girl, and though his actions may make you question what he’s doing he does it for the right reason in the end. That is why he is worthy of swoon Saturday and all the others to.

Top 5: Book to Movie Ending Fails


 As I said in the title this is my Top 5 book to movie ending fails. I get that film people have the right to take out things since they can’t fit everything in a decent long movie. However one thing that they shouldn’t be able to change is the endings. These are my 5 top five movie ending that have to do with our favorite books.

  1. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion I will admit that I watched the movie way before I even picked up the book, and I really enjoyed the movie. Until of course I read the book and found how different the movie is from the book itself. In the book there is more action and information then the movie showed. Yes there is romance in both but if they showed more of the action parts then maybe more people would have enjoyed it. Plus the whole ending was different and that really ticked me off after I read it and thought WTF.
  2. Dear John by Nicholas Spark I will admit (again) that I never seen the movie but have heard from a reliable source that I shouldn’t see it. The reason being that the ending was changed in which one Juliet choices to be with. I mean yes we would love her to go with the main guy but that is not how Nicholas Spark wrote it so it shouldn’t have been in the movie that way. Just saying.
  3. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riodan anyone who’s a fan of the Percy Jackson Series know how bad the movie was compared to the book. Not only did they take away but they also added unnecessary things that made no sense to the book. I luck enough didn’t spend the money to go see it in the theaters however when I did see it I was back to the WTF mood fast. And they did the same nonsense to The Sea of Monster, but this time I haven’t seen it at all so no raving happening there.
  4. City of Bones by Cassandra Claire okay another confession City of Bones was not my favorite book of the Mortal Instrument series and it took me simple too long to get though. However I finished it just in time to see the movie. Not only did they change the fight scene inside the institute, but also the ending as well. What bugs me about the ending is that Claire has the cup which I don’t understanding how City of Ashes will come out.
  5. My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult this has to be the first book to movie adaption that really screwed me over with how it ended. First off this book is also the first one that I cried reading this book has so many feels rolled into a beautiful story. However the ending pissed me off. It was like Dear John where they switched who dies in the end. The ending to the book will have you in absolute tears, however if you watch the movie you’ll just feel sad. All am saying of all the books I talked about this one bugged me the most.

 

There you have my top 5 movie to book ending changes that bothered me the most. Also these are one of the many reason I don’t like seeing movies based on the book. Because I always get so depressed about it think too much on it. So let me know which 5 books to movie adaptations you’ve seen where they completely changed the ending.

Until next time happy reading.

Crewel Book Review


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Title: Crewel

Author: Gennifer Albin

Series: Crewel World #1

Publisher: Square Fish

Genre: dystopia, young adult, fantasy

Page count: 357

Format: paperback

Rating: 4/5

Summary:

Most girls in Arras can’t wait until to turn sixteen and be tested for the Spinster gift. To Arras this is an honor to anyone who is chosen and taken to the Coventry to be trained to helpful to there world. However Adelice and her parents try to train to hid her “gift” with no luck. Now Adelice is in a world she wanted nothing to do with and fighting the whole way. Now she gaining friends, also enemies, and learning more about Arras and the Guild. Also learn more about herself and find out she’s more special then she ever thought she was.

My Thought

This book in the beginning was confusing to me for the fact that I thought (because of the time piece on the cover) that it had something to do with time travel. Well I was half right it does involve time but there is no real traveling as I first thought. Once I got over that I stared enjoying it especially when Adelice goes to the Coventry, and start trouble. Crewel is based in Arras and in this world it is controlled down to the last thing. The government (the Guild) are made up of men, and they make sure no chaos happens. Second in command (in a way) are the Spinsters who help keep everything in the order that the Guild wants it to be. Spinsters are in the own class unique for the fact that they are all made of women who at sixteen took a test (the retailer) to find out if a they had the gift to weave looms then sent off to Coventry to really see if they have what it takes to be a Spinster. Spinsters are special in their own way that they can weave the weather (since natural disasters are a no, no), everything is scheduled. Babies have to be requested and you can also request your elder, sick family member to be ripped (killed). Then there is another type of Spinster and there is only one of them is called Creweler’s there is one is only one and the only reason that Arras exist. This world is very controlling and am surprised not more people didn’t question what was happening. But then again you could be ripped if the Guild even thinks for one minute that your a traitor so it shouldn’t be much of a surprise.

Memorable Characters
Adelice the main character was always taught to hid what her gift so that she wouldn’t be taken from her family. She also got a mouth on her that has been getting her in trouble since she was taken after during her retrieved. She can be whiny but she also is a is a strong character and is loyal. Maela is a crazy Spinster that wants more power then she already has as the head Spinster at the Coventry. She is the evil and hated Adelice from the very beginning (which was felt right back), and the hate just grew. Erik this is Maela lap dog (Adelice words that I agree with) he is pretty much the voice of Maela when she’s not around. I liked Erik as a character other than the fact that he doesn’t have a backbone and that his attention toward Adelice weren’t always clear. Jost He was by far my favorite character for the fact that he kept it real and a mystery at the same time. His job at the Coventry is heading the servants, and spending time with Adelice in her jail cell.Cormac is pretty much one the most powerful men in Arras and a total drunk. Every time he shows up (which is a good amount of the time not much in the beginning but in the middle on) he always has an alcoholic beverage in his hand. He becomes obsessively drawn to Adelice which is gross since he’s a old man (though he don’t look it thanks to technology).
Final Thoughts

The ending was cool and how the next book would be based some where different from Arras. Though i love how the relationship ended up Crewel it is only first book in a trilogy i fear that will change. (sad face). However i can’t wait to see what happens in the next book Altered and get introduced to new characters, setting, and new troubles.

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Top 5 #1


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this weeks topic: Books I Struggled to Finish (aka. What books did I stop reading and just skim read towards the end.)

                                                                       

 Rebel Belle  by Rachel Hawkins: I think am the only one who hasn’t fallen in love with this book.The main character was annoying and though there was some cool parts it doesn’t make up for that. I had to push through this book, and its funny that the last two chapters where the best part. To me anyway.

                                                                  

Wither by Lauren DeStefano: I really didn’t enjoy this book its a first in the series and I will not be finishing the series like I didn’t finish the book. I liked the concept of the book, but the characters bored me, and so predictable that I skimmed though most of it.

                                                                   

Losing It by Cora Carmack: This is a new adult book that I enjoyed the first couple of chapters but then fell flat with me. It was all of her denying her feelings for the guy and all this unnecessary drama that got dragged on for to long.

                                                           

The Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket: if you read one book in these series you pretty much read them all. I enjoy this books for what they are but this one just didn’t get to where I knew it was going fast enough and so it got skimmed.

                                                            

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell: it was hard for me to get though this book, although everyone loves it. I couldn’t finish it because I could guess what was happening and didn’t fell like finishing it after that.

 

Well this is my first time doing this while watching others do it. So I made one and enjoyed myself so will be doing them again. Let me know what you think and what your top 5 might be.

 

 

Storm Front


title: Strom Front
By: Jim Butcher
Series: The Dresden Files#1
Rating: 4/5
Summary:
Harry Dresden is a Paranormal Investigations and also a wizard. He the only wizard in Chicago and he helps Chicago P.D help with magically base cases. So when the P.D calls with a double murder committed by black magic Harry jumps on the case so that he can finally afford rent, however Harry never expected to see what he see’s at the crime scene or expect the bad luck that come after.

POSITIVES:  I enjoyed this book for the most part it had great humor and has fantasy elements. There is also an mystery element where you don’t know who the killer is, and you just have to keep wondering. I like Harry as a character he one of those wise cracking wizard who don’t take much real serious, and even though he has magic it doesn’t help him out in the real world. I also like that he has a heavy past and that he has no luck with the ladies. I don’t know why seeing him try dating is so funny, and if you read it how wrong it turns out. The images that Jim Butcher brings can be graphic especially when it came to the fight/crime scene.

NEGATIVE: Not much bothered me except the fact that Harry sometimes do stupid things like not trusting Murphy (the P.D. ),and in the end she can’t trust him anymore. Also there is one character named Bob who is a magically skull that lives in Harry’s basement. I loved him and I wished there was more of him in the book. Also something that was mentioned a couple times but wish there was more about the White Council.
Other than that am really looking forward to get into this series and read more about Harry and magically beings that he comes across. There is fantasy, mystery, and humor all rolled into one and I highly enjoyed it.

Top Ten Tuesday #1


 This week theme: Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far This Year. This is my first Top Ten Tuesday and am excited because so far ive read 31 books so far and have plenty of choices to choose from. No particular order but here is my top ten picks:

1.The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien: what is there to say about this book that haven’t been said already. Tolkien had a fantastic way of describing the world of Middle-Earth and though the characters sometimes bugged me I simple flew through this book.

2.Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott has to be my favorite book this year. I loved everything about this book from the characters, the Pandora’s, and the world itself. Only thing I didn’t like is that the second book isn’t out yet.

3. City of Glass by Cassandra ClareCity of Ashes by Cassandra ClareCity of Glass and City of Ashes by Cassandra Claire: I love both of these books for the way that they both made me have so much feels. City of Glass had me rage so hard that it wasn’t funny. City of Ashes there was some raging but there was also a lot of cheering.

4.Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion: was my first real zombie book and I one where I watched the movie before I read the book. And I totally enjoyed the book better than the movie for the more action then a romance that the movie shows.

5. Vampire Academy by Richelle MeadVampire Academy by Richelle Mead how hyped this book was when it first came out I wanted nothing to do with it. Now I can’t wait to finish it to see what happens next. Better late then later right.

6.Angelfall by Susan Ee Angelfall by Susan Ee no quick romance, great humor, graphic description, and angels who rule the world yes please. Also need the next book  World After because I just need it.

7.The Book Thief by Markus Zusak The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak: this book made me cry and that’s why its on this list. I don’t think there is anything I can say that no one has said already about this book so I wont try.

8. Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Malberry: another zombie book but the character development and the story itself will have you keep reading. Three more books in these series and can’t wait to continue on with the series.

9.How to Love by Katie Cotugno How to Love by Katie Cotugno: it goes from the past to present and it was a quick contemporary read that I finished rather quickly. Teenage pregnancies, first love, and family drama at its finest.  

10. Torn by K.A. Robinson Torn by K.A Robinson:  this book surprised me how good it was and is one of my top favorites this year for sure. Its an adult read and graphic but the story itself is really cute.

 

So this is my Top Ten and enjoyed making this list it was a lot, and it was easier than I first thought. Let me know what your top ten books you read this far and maybe we can compare.

Paperback Shame Books


Just realized I have yet to do this list and need to get it done. I believe it took me so long for the fact that I have to many paperbacks. Out of all my books paperback overruns my bookcase. So this may be long but here is the rest of my books in paperback form:
Crewel by Jennifer Albin (Crewel#1)
Monument 14 (Monument 14) by Emmy Laybourne
The Heist by Janet Evanovich
Full Speed by Janet Evanovich
Motor Mouth by Janet Evanovich
Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich
Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich
Plum Lovin by Janet Evanovich
Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich
Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich
Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich
Fingerlickin’ Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich
Smokin Seventeen by Janet Evanovich
Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich
TLOTR The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R Tolkien
TLOTR The Two Towers by J.R.R Tolkien
TLOTR The Return of the King by J.R.R Tolkien
Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
Dead as the Doornail by Charlaine Harris
All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
City Of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Claire
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Claire
Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick
Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick
Catch of the Day by Kristan Higgins
My One and Only by Kristan Higgins
The Best Man by Kristan Higgins
Waiting on You by Kristan Higgins
ascend by Amanda Hocking (trylle#1)
torn by Amanda Hocking (trylle#2)
switched by Amanda Hocking (trylle#3)
Under the Dome Stephen King
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardvgo (Shadow and Bones#1)
Water for Elephant Sara Gruen
I am the Messenger by Marcus Zusak
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (Millennium#1)
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson (Millennium#2)
Dragon in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The Sins of the Mother by Danielle Steel
Impossible by Nancy Werlin
Copy Cat by Erica Spindler
The Battle of Labyrinth by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians#4)
The Last Olympians by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians#5)
eve by Anna Carey (eve#1)
once by Anna Carey (eve#2)
rise by Anna Carey (eve#3)
crash by Nicole Williams (Crash#1)
clash by Nicole Williams (Crash#2)
crush by Nicole Williams (Crash#3)
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (Enders Quintet#1)
Tomorrow’s Promise by Sandra Brown
Whitefeather’s Women by Deborah Hale
Nightshade by Nora Roberts (Night Tales#3)
Night Smoke by Nora Roberts (Night Tales#4)
Night Shield by Nora Roberts (Night Tales#5)
Night Moves by Nora Roberts (Night Tales#6)
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Anne of Green Gables by L.M Montgomery (Anne of green gables#1)
First they Killed my Father by Loung Ung
the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
the Soldiers Secret Daughter by Cindy Dees
A Weather Witch by Shannon Delany
Easy by Tamara Webber (Easy#1)
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows (Incarnate#1)
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Promise to Keep by Ann Tatlock
The Gunslinger by Stephen King (the Dark Tower #1)

Weekend Reads


I need to read Battle of the Labyrinth (book 4) and The Last Olympian (book 5) by Rick Riordan. The last two books in the Percy Jackson & The Olympians for the #AYearaThon. Also for the fact that I just need to get this series done with so that I can give these two books back to my friend. Fingers crossed that I get these two books done so I can start other Rick Riordan books and get another series finished.