Month: October 2013

Graphic Novel Review: The Lightning Thief

Graphic Novel Review: The Lightning Thief

When I saw this listed on the Book Depository, I just knew I had to buy it. It had to happen. I love the Percy Jackson series so much, so I honestly didn’t care that it would be the exact same story. The illustrations would make it a whole new and wonderful experience. In a way, I was correct, but still this could have been better. In terms of the adaptation, this graphic novel is extremely close to the original, so no worries there. If anything, it begs the question why the movie couldn’t be a closer adaptation, but I think we’ve all established what a […]

Posted October 10, 2013 by Debby in Graphic Novel Reviews, Reviews / 9 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Just One Year by Gayle Forman

ARC Book Review: Just One Year by Gayle Forman

How do I even start this review? I was ecstatic when Judith told me she would send me her ARC of Just One Year, because it was honestly one of my most anticipated books of this year, after I read Just One Day. I honestly thought there’d be no way in hell that I wouldn’t like this book. When Judith didn’t give it 5 stars, I thought she must be crazy. I take back my unspoken thought, Judith. You’re not crazy. WHAT was this book? WHY did it go like this? HOW did Gayle Forman think this was a good idea, that this was the book we wanted?First […]

Posted October 9, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 15 Comments
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Top Ten Tuesday #21: Top Ten Best/Worst Series Enders

Top Ten Tuesday #21: Top Ten Best/Worst Series Enders

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here.Top Ten Best/Worst Series EndersThis is a sad, sad week. Because now I am confronted with the piss poor number of series I finished. *cough* it’s not even ten omgasdfjkl; Nonetheless, I have a lot to say about this topic anyway, and I’ll put my own little twist on it.The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan: Last book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.This last book was so freaking epic. This is how you conclude a series. Overall, this series got better with every book, so the […]

Posted October 8, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 22 Comments
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Book Review: Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

Book Review: Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

Dear Jessica Darling…… what are you? This book has left me feeling extremely conflicted. Jessica and I did not get along at first. In fact, when I was about a third of the way through, I was totally ready to throw the book across the room and just call it a day. This girl complains about everything. Her voice, and I should mention this book is written like a diary, is extremely whiny. Were they realistic complaints? Sure. Could I relate to them, looking back on my own experiences in high school? To a certain extent. But damn, this girl just carried on complaining about everything. After […]

Posted October 6, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 11 Comments
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Book Review: This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

Book Review: This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

This Song Will Save Your Life is a book I dearly wish I had when I was growing up. Though it has its darker moments, it’s extremely true to life that way. I saw so much of myself in the story that it was quite confrontational. And in the end, it’s the kind of book that makes you think and possibly resolve to change. To put it simply: this book is amazing and one I will go back to often. This story is a must read for anyone who went through high school and felt lonely, was excluded, was bullied, had trouble making friends, and struggled […]

Posted October 2, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 12 Comments
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