Review: “Guardian” (Proxy #2) by Alex London

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Let’s revisit a world I’ve grown fond of since finishing “Proxy” over a month ago, and that is Alex London’s sequel called “Guardian”. Before I begin, I should warn readers that despite everything I could, there is no way I can explain my thoughts on “Guardian” with bringing up significant plot details that occurred in the last book. It may not seem like a big deal to you guys if you haven’t read it, but believe me: I cannot talk about this novel without bringing up “Proxy” and the ending. With that said, what are my thoughts on the sequel of a young adult book I’ve grown to love?

SPOILERS IN THREE…

SPOILERS IN TWO…

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Review: “The Thousandth Floor” (The Thousandth Floor #1) by Katherine McGee

A part of me really wants to praise the hell out of this book for so many reasons, many of which are legit and other reviewers agree with. It has an incredible setting you can’t get enough of, a beautifully poignant writing niche, lovable romances and charismatic characters (who are ethnically diverse) as well as a brilliant build-up to a shocking ending. However, there are a couple of things that keep it from being a masterpiece, and one character that really irks me the more I think about him.

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Review: “Sorceress Resurrected” (Clio Boru series #3) by Evan Michael Martin

It’d be hard to lie and say 2016 hasn’t been a depressing year. War in the Middle East has intensified, a nasty presidential election has left the nation feeling empty inside, many terrorists attacks have shaken the world, and countless cultural icons have passed away (including Carrie Fisher and George Michael earlier this week). However, there’s a saying that fiction is a way to showcase how worse or better a world like ours can be. That is why this New Year’s Eve, I am going to review a new book that part of something somewhat special to me. That is, the third installment of Evan Michael Martin’s “Clio Boru” series!

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Review: “Star Wars: Fatal Alliance” by Sean Williams

This goes outside my normal criteria, but a good friend of mine recommended this to me and wanted to know my thoughts on it. I’ll be honest and say I’m not a huge reader of books set in the Star Wars expanded universe, but I’m willing to give this a shot. I’ve also never played “Star Wars: The Old Republic” before, but watching the trailers that come out each year makes me want to.

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Review: “Gemina” (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

If you recall my review of Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff’s “Illuminae”, you may remember how I found it to be one of my new and one of my most favorite books of all time. It had every single thing a sci-fi geek like me would want: it has massive spaceships, a rogue AI, a cover-up that spans the galaxy, and frigging zombies overrunning spacecraft. It also has an engaging plot, complexly human characters, a uniquely chosen narrative style, and all while leaving off with an ending that leaves you wanting more. And my impressions on “Gemina”, the latest sequel and (supposedly) second in the “Illuminae Files” trilogy?

“Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” is nothing compared to this!

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Review: ‘The Midnight Star’ (The Young Elites #3) by the awesome author Marie Lu

It’s no surprise to most of you that I am a massive Marie Lu fan. Ever since I first discovered her at random in my high school’s library as an awkward sophomore student, she among many authors have inspired me to write fiction. In terms of young adult fiction and literature, she can never do any wrong. The characters she writes are original, her worlds vast and lifelike, the stories woven compellingly, and it makes you more hyped with each passing book.

Enter her final book in “The Young Elites” trilogy, spanning “The Young Elites” and “The Rose Society“, a novel of epic proportions titled (confusingly until the last page) “The Midnight Star”.

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Review: “HEX” by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Allow me to celebrate October with everyone by reviewing a horror story that caught my attention a while ago. The author is a Dutch writer named Thomas Olde Heuvelt, who wrote “HEX” under a different title and changed the setting in order to translate better for us American bookworms. Hell, he even actually tweaked the ending to it. Having never read the Dutch version, I unfortunately can’t give you any comparisons to the original text. But does that leave much of an impact on someone who randomly reads it?

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Minnesota Furry Migration 2016 update

Update: September 9th, 2016. 

Yesterday, I spent my time having so much fun at Furry Migration 2016, whose theme was ‘Quest for Shiny’ amid a treasure hunt I sadly didn’t take part in. Although it wasn’t as massive as something like Anthrocon in Pittsburgh, the convention is still a ton of fun. After the Opening Ceremonies and a greeting to the Guests of Honor, the convention began with heavy cheer and barking! Oh, and some fursuits :3

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