Thor: Ragnarok (2017) (Review)

thor-ragnarok-poster-mainTitle: Thor: Ragnarok
Based on: Thor by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby
Directed by: Taika Waititi
Screenplay: Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, and Christopher Yost
Music: Mark Mothersbaugh
Cinematography: Javier Aguirresarobe
Edited by: Joel Negron, and Zene Baker
Production Company: Marvel Studios
Producer: Kevin Feige
Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins
Type: Fiction
Genre: Action,  Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction
Rating: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive material.
Release Date: November 3, 2017imdb_logo_a_l
Running Time: 130 minutes
Source: Tickets purchased from Landmark Cinemas.

Imprisoned, the almighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.

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Shade, the Changing Girl (Volume 1: Earth Girl Made Easy) by Cecil Castellucci and Marley Zarcone (Review)

shadethechanginggirl-aTitle: Shade, the Changing Girl (Volume 1: Earth Girl Made Easy)
Author: Cecil Castellucci and Marley Zarcone
Type: Fiction, Sequential Art
Genre: Comic, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Superheroes
Publisher: DC Comics
Date published: July 18, 2017
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 144
Source: Publisher

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

SynopsisPart of Gerard Way’s new imprint, DC’s Young Animal!

Far away on the planet Meta, Loma’s going nowhere fast. She’s dropped out of school, dumped her boyfriend and is bored out of her mind. She longs to feel things. That’s where her idol, the lunatic poet Rac Shade, and his infamous madness coat come in. Loma steals the garment and makes a break across galaxies to take up residence in a new body: Earth girl Megan Boyer.

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Warcross by Marie Lu (ARC Review)

29385546Title: Warcross
Author: Marie Lu
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Science Fiction
Imprint: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books
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Publisher: Penguin Random House
Date published: September 12, 2017
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 368
Source: Publisher

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

SynopsisFor the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

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Currently Reading, Watching, Listening To, Trying (#8)

ezgif-1-f3fef490bdI haven’t made one of these posts since August 16th, so I thought that it was due time to make another! Of course, I can’t bring myself to change the intro GIF for these posts, because it’s so fitting, and it’s BTS, and look at how cute they were with their light/pastel hair colours! My cuties. I still remember when they started out…and now I may have to re-visit my very out of date kpop collection. Haha. But anyway, here’s what I’ve been reading, watching, listening to, and trying!

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Zero Repeat Forever by Gabrielle Prendergast (ARC Review)

28945665Title: Zero Repeat Forever
Author: Gabrielle Prendergast
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Science Fiction
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date published: August 29, 2017
Format: Paperback
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.

SynopsisHe has no voice, or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.

Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.

His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.

Until a human kills her…

Sixteen year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade, annihilating entire cities, taking control of the Earth. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her friends have only a fragment of instruction from the human resistance.

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#ARCstravaganza (#9): Warcross by Marie Lu

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Happy Monday everyone! And more importantly, happy #ARCstravaganza day! How was everyone’s weekend? Did you do anything exciting? Or did you get lots of reading time?! My weekend was insane! But in a good way. I was very lucky to have been invited to the Fall Preview by Penguin Random House Canada on Friday, which was a great event (and every exciting for me, since it was my first one)! I was able to hear about some awesome, upcoming releases, and hear from three Canadian authors (whose books I was also able to take home after the event). The drive from my home, to Toronto, is no joke. But it was definitely worth it to attend this event. On Saturday I worked for 12 hours, and Sunday I was up early, and headed back to Toronto for HarperCollins’ Frenzy Presents event! There we heard about some awesome upcoming YA from HarperCollins, heard from star authors Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give), Julie Murphy (Dumplin‘, and Ramona Blue), and Becky Albertalli (Simon VS. the Homo Sapiens Agenda)! I will be blog posts about this event, and the Penguin one as well, so keep an eye out for those this week or next!

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Currently Reading, Watching, Listening To, Trying (#7)

ezgif-1-f3fef490bdIt’s update time! First of all, I wanted to apologize for the lack of reviews (and post in general) over the last few weeks. My boyfriend had 2 weeks off (and he doesn’t like to relax and sit around too much, but loves spending time with me…so you can put 2 and 2 together). I was also preparing for, and attending, multiple interviews, which also took up some of my time. And what about weekends, you ask? Those are just as insane, if not more so! But, there has been some progress, so please read on if you enjoy these posts!

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