Zodiac Starforce: By the Power of Astra by Kevin Panetta, and Paulina Ganucheau (Review)

zodiac-starforceTitle: Zodiac Starforce: By the Power of Astra,
Author: Kevin Panetta and Paulina Ganucheau
Type: Fiction, Comic Book/Graphic Novel, YA
Genre: Fantasy, Magic
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Date published: March 9, 2016
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 136
Source: Library

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Summary: They’re an elite group of teenage girls with magical powers who have sworn to protect our planet against dark creatures . . . as long as they can get out of class! Known as the Zodiac Starforce, these high-school girls aren’t just combating math tests. They’re also battling monsters–not your typical afterschool activity! But when an evil force from another dimension infects team leader Emma, she must work with her team of magically powered friends to save herself–and the world–from the evil Diana and her mean-girl minions!

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The Dragons of Nova by Elise Kova (Blog Tour: Review)

perf5.500x8.500.inddTitle: The Dragons of Nova
Author: Elise Kova
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, NA, Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Keymaster Press
Date published: July 11, 2017
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 488
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, and a digital copy was provided by the blog tour host through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

SummaryCvareh returns home to his sky world of Nova with the genius crafter Arianna as his temperamental guest. The mercurial inventor possesses all the Xin family needs to turn the tides of a centuries-old power struggle, but the secrets she harbors must be earned with trust — hard to come by for Ari, especially when it comes to Dragons. On Nova, Ari finds herself closer to exacting vengeance against the traitor who killed everything — and everyone – she once loved. But before Ari can complete her campaign of revenge, the Crimson Court exposes her shadowed past and reveals something even more dangerous sparking between her and Cvareh.

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Calendar Girls August 2017 Read-A-Long: My Lady Jane (Announcement Post & Sign-Up)

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Welcome to the second Calendar Girls read-a-long, and the very first read-a-long which I am personally hosting! We are still trying to figure out the best way these read-a-longs will work for Melanie and myself, as well as (of course) the participants, so I would appreciate any feedback you may have! You can either leave your thoughts in the comments below, or contact me privately through my Contact page! If this is the first time you are hearing about Calendar Girls, it is a monthly blogging event which is a lot of fun! For more details, please go to my info page about Calendar Girls!

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#ARCstravaganza (#2): Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

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Yay, it’s Monday again (yes, I know, a silly thing to be excited about, but this is simply due to the fact that I can post up another #ARCstravaganza post)! This week I’ll be posting about a book which I have been eagerly awaiting since last August! Thank you Krysti at YA and Wine and Sarah at The Clever Reader for creating #ARCstravaganza! This meme is meant for book bloggers to show off and discuss their ARCs! I think that this sounds very fun, and if you agree, be sure to check out the info below, as well as Krysti’s info post about the meme!

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My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix (Review)

exorcism-final-web-largeTitle: My Best Friend’s Exorcism
Author: Grady Hendrix
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Adult, Horror, Fantasy, Supernatural, Paranormal, Humor,
Imprint: Quirk Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Date published: July 11, 2017 (originally published on May 17, 2016)
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 336
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

SynopsisA heartwarming story of friendship and demonic possession. The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act…different. She’s moody. She’s irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she’s nearby. Abby’s investigation leads her to some startling discoveries–and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question: Is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil? Like an unholy hybrid of Beaches and The ExorcistMy Best Friend’s Exorcism blends teen angst, adolescent drama, unspeakable horrors, and a mix of ’80s pop songs into a pulse-pounding supernatural thriller. 

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Now I Rise by Kiersten White (Review)

now-i-riseTitle: Now I Rise
Author: Kiersten White
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Historical, Fantasy
Imprint: Delacorte Press
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Date published: June 27, 2017
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 496
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

SynopsisShe has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she’s always had: herself.

After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada Dracul is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. Filled with a white-hot rage, she storms the countryside with her men, accompanied by her childhood friend Bogdan, terrorizing the land. But brute force isn’t getting Lada what she wants. And thinking of Mehmed brings little comfort to her thorny heart. There’s no time to wonder whether he still thinks about her, even loves her. She left him before he could leave her.

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Monstress (Volume 2) by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (ARC Review)

33540347Title: Monstress (Volume 2)
Author: Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
Type: Fiction, Comic Book/Graphic Novel, Adult
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Publisher: Image Comics
Date published: July 11, 2017
Format: Digital
Page Count: 144
Source: Publisher

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An e-copy of this comic was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

SummaryThe Eisner-nominated MONSTRESS is back! Maika, Kippa, and Ren journey to Thyria in search of answers to her past… and discover a new, terrible, threat. Collects MONSTRESS #7-12

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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) (Mini Film Review)

spider_man_poster2Title: Spider-Man: Homecoming
Directed by: Jon Watts
Screenplay: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, and Erik Sommers
Based on: Spider-Man by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
Music: Michael Giacchino
Cinematography: Salvatore Totino
Edited by: Dan Lebental, and Debbie Berman
Production Companies: Columbia Pictures, Marvel Studios, and Pascal Pictures
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Superhero
Producers: Kevin Feige, and Amy Pascal
Distributed by: Sony Pictures Releasing
Rating: Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, some language and brief suggestive comments.
Release Date: July 7, 2017
Running Time: 133 minutes
Source: Tickets purchased from Cineplex Canada.

Synopsis: Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May, under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark, Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened. Written by Benett SullivanJ

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Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray (Review)

31423196Title: Defy the Stars
Author: Claudia Gray
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Romance, Dystopia
Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Date published: April 4, 2017
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 503
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

SynopsisShe’s a soldier.

Noemi Vidal is seventeen years old and sworn to protect her planet, Genesis. She’s willing to risk anything—including her own life. To their enemies on Earth, she’s a rebel.

He’s a machine.

Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel has advanced programming that’s begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator, and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he’s an abomination.

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