Book Review: Gemina


Authors: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Format: audio/kindle
Rating:4/5
STORYLINE:
Instead of a mad computer system we get assassins trying to hide what happened in the first book. Plus parasite worms instead of  zombie people.Now its like hide and seek extreme because the assassin’s if they find they kill. With the added players who like to cheat and use the air ducks to get around. Along with the twist in the book that kept the story going.
CHARACTERS:
Both main characters Hanna and Nik reminds me a lot of Kady and Ezra from Illuminae. Both Kady and Hanna are smart cookies while there male love interest are comedy types. However there are differences which gave the book a new look.
     Hanna wasn’t what I expected at first because she was a spoiled rich girl. However I didn’t think about the fact that Hana does have some fight in her. Thanks to her father who is a military man and is captain of the Heimdall Jump Station. Very quickly you learn that Hanna isn’t someone you take lightly. Which the assassins quickly learned and tried to best her. 
     Then there’s Nik who is from a drug family who deals drugs and can get things on the ship without notice for a price. I just loved Nik and how he reminds me of Ezra who hides being scared behind humor. Nik is a family guy even if he’s not like his family. He does have his more serious moments and come up with some bright ideas. When not thinking of bacon (would get if read the book if not then read to find out).
     Ella was the one character i was most worried for through the entire book. for the simply fact that she is a side character and by reading Illuminae I was worried. She is the tech girl on the Himdall who is also the cousin of Ezra. Ella has such a smart mouth for someone who grew up in a gang its not that hard to expect. 
IN A NUTSHELL:
I loved this book however I couldn’t give it 5 stars like I did Illuminae. My problem is that though some of the book was different there was some parallel moments. However, I still really enjoyed it and found it addicting to know what was happening.The end makes me really excited to know how the third book is  going to be set up. Now we have two groups up against Bio Tech and I can’t wait to see what the next book has to offer in a ending, If you haven’t read Illuminae give it a try there both really good as audio with the different POV’s voices. Plus it makes it really quick read even for it being over 500 pages. 

BOOK REVIEW: As You Wish


Author: Cary Elwes, Joe Layden
Rating: 5/5
Format/length: audio book/ 7 hrs & 1 min
MY THOUGHTS:
This book made my heart happy. I love the movie of The Princess Bride so to see the back story of how it was made was a treat. Also as a cherry on top Cary Elwes aka Wesley narrators along with some of the other actors and actresses who played some of my favorite characters. Plus the author William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner. So i totally recommend listening to it because it was a fun experience.
So the whole book is around how the Princess Bride became a movie. Which was a long process that took years to come together. The script for it was written by the author however it was passed through so many movie studios. Every time it was pretty much a done deal it was taken back multiply times. To hear how pretty much the whole cast has read the book as children, and all had a connection to making it a great movie was sweet. They talk about how the story moved them, and it being one of their most memorable book. To know how the director and producer  hand picked and traveled to talked and interviewed each of them. To the funny behind the scenes and hidden secrets about the movie. Like now i love the sword fight knowing what those two men went through.  Just made me want to read/watch the movie, because though i have seen the movie more than a hand full of times I’ve never read the book. Which is something am going to fix sooner than later.
If you plan to read this which this is so made for Princess Bride fans. Listen to the audio book because it was emotion in that shows how much the film meant to everyone involved. Even if you’ve never read or seen the movie this is a great biography that will probably make you want to get into either the book or movie. You listen to their insecurities about their acting and how they feel like they could be replace. Since for most this is there first big production it was hard for them not be scared that what they were doing is not enough.
I didn’t expect much from these since I don’t read biography however this was about one of my favorite movie and told by the people behind it being made and who stared in it. I will say though i probably wouldn’t have read this if I didn’t listen to it first. However I will be getting the book as soon as possible to put in my collection.

FRIDAY READS


This weekend is the weekend of long traveling. So I will be listening to two books this weekend one short and really long. Those books consist of:

as-you-wish

This is the making of the Princess Bride one of my favorite movie ever. I still haven’t read the book but I wanted to listen to this first. This is narrated by Cary Elwes who if you’ve seen the movie is Wesley. Its a 7 hour and minute. So this should be a quick lovably to listen to.

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Then am going for a longer book. A  32 hours and 43 minutes long book which still makes me nerves. But am hoping that listening  to it by Davina Porter it will make the book not so long.

There you go these are the two books that I’ll be listening to while traveling down south while avoiding my family. Excited to listen to these books. What is everyone reading this weekend hope it goes will and fun. 🙂

OCT. Wrap Up


So the month is done, and in that time I read 12 books which helped me complete my goodreads goal of 100 books. Here are the books I’ve read via kindle/audible.

 

Big Rock by Lauren Blakely 5/5

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West 4.5/5

Mister O by Lauren Blakely 5/5

Caught Up in Us by Lauren Blakely 2/5

Illuminae by Jay Krisoff & Amie Kaufman 5/5

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith 4/5

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith 4/5

Coraline by Neil Gaiman 3/5

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith 4.5/5

Taken in Death by J.D. Robb 4/5

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton 5/5

George by Alex Gino 4/5

FAVORITES: the Outsiders (reread),The Cormoran Strike series (need the next book), Big Rock & Mister O by Lauren Blakely (fun romance with less drama)

KINDLE BUYS:

Blackheath by Gabriella Lepore

Catching Cassidy by Melissa Foster

The Night Watch by Sarah Waters

These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

Immortals by Ednah Walters

Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas

One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank

Breaking the Bachelor by Maggie Kelley

Sleeping with the Boss by Marissa Clarke

Neighbors with Benefits

Chance of a Lifetime

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

Caught Up in Us by Lauren Blakely

Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines

Well Hung by Lauren Blakely

Cinder & Ella by Kelly Oram

Coming in From the Cold by Sarina Bowen

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

The Merciless by Danielle Vega

How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

School of Deaths by Christopher Mannino

Paper Princess by Erin Watt

Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff

Unexpected Mine by Stephanie Rowe

The Trill of it by Lauren Blakely

A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

A Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes

Hexed by Michelle Krys

Charmed by Michelle Krys

With Malice by Ellen Cook

The Blemished by Sarah Dalton

The Gifting by K.E. Ganshert

the Waiting Booth by Brinda Berry

Ignited by Desni Dantone

The Last Orphans by N.W. Harris

The Thrill of It by Lauren Blakely

 

KINDLE & AUDIBLE

The Long Way Down by Craig Schaefer

Heartless by Kelly Martin

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman

Mister O by Lauren Blakely

I didn’t think I collected that many books but apparently. Also I only brought four audible books. My other audible listens was thanks to overdrive. Almost all  my books I’ve read these month have a October feeling.

That’s it how did everyone do this month? Hope you read what you wanted an enjoyed them. Until next time guys 🙂