The Worlds in my Head

photo-1450849608880-6f787542c88aI have loved reading books since a very young age. I remember it actually the first time I was learning how to read. The teacher had given us this yellow book, the story itself I cannot remember because I think I was about 5 or 6. The book was used and kind of old already at the time, it had a very distinct smell to it, as books often do. I remember a few years later having the most wonderful 5th grade teacher. Mrs.Taub was her name, and she might be truly responsible for my love of reading and beautiful stories. She would constantly read to us. She had us remember parts of Shakespeare, some of which I can still recite to you. I loved book fairs, I loved ordering books from those scholastic order forms(it is where I ordered my first Harry Potter Book, but not in 5th grade) My parents never said no when I asked for books. I had every single Goosebumps book. I loved Little House on the Prairie. I continued to read through my school years. I just really enjoyed it. Through that love, I also realized how much I loved to write.

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Obviously I enjoy writing, or this blog most likely would not exist. The written word, for the most part, comes easy to me. Not saying that I am a five star writer, I can always improve. I have improved, especially in the last year. I realized the more books I read, the better my writing becomes, because now not only do I have these fictional worlds and stories building up in my head, I have found the right words to describe them. This is a great improvement to the humongous folder of poetry I wrote through out my teen years. Some of it isn’t awful, but a lot of it is just angsty rage or borderline depressing shit. I am at least a lot better then I was at that point in my life.

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But you see, I made a choice, and a promise to myself that I would continue to write. While last year (2015) was my most productive writing year with 40,000 words down for a contemporary story, I want to go further this year. I am nearly done with that story. I say nearly because it is entering the turning point, and its final hurrah. It is my absolute first full novel. The idea of that actually scared me for a while, and scared me to the point where I couldn’t really write. Still, I am not only proud of myself, I am looking forward to finishing this one. I want to dive into the other worlds and stories in my head. Currently I have 4 other major ideas, 2 of which I have started research on. More so for one, as it will be a historical fiction novel.

Why am I telling all of you about this? Well because I really hope to one day be able to share the worlds that are trapped in my head with you. I think there are some of you that would love them. I also feel like people don’t actually understand the deep seated love I have for writing and reading. Of course my job, my school work and my family will always come first, but writing? Writing is my heart and soul. It is my dream and my ultimate ambition. Sure it would be nice to get published. I would love to one day walk into a book store and see MY book on a shelf. That won’t come easy.

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That is why this year, I am calling it the year of writing. This is NOT a resolution. I do not make resolutions. I started this last year, but I had many bad moments where I lost sight of what I was writing, and why. There were days where every word looked awful within my story. I think I will have those days again. It seems to be a part of the territory. This year though, I need to push myself through those moments where my confidence falters. I just need to write a little bit each day. If it’s a bad day, I need to put at least 200 words down on a page. I need to pull more late nights at some point. I need to finish this first book and spark up the next one. I have to do this for myself. I have nothing to prove to anyone. I do on the other hand need to prove to myself that this is something I can do. This is something I feel happy doing. I may feel tired some mornings this year, but the outcome will be worth it.

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So as I type this, I am looking at a couple of books I am about to crack open for research purposes for my next story. I know the road ahead is paved with caffeine jitters and notes of all shapes and sizes, but I am looking forward to continuing this journey, and I hope that some of you will be there at the finish line.

MATG

 

Trouble in YA Paradise

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I am specifically using The Hunger Games as my opening image for a reason. You will catch onto it soon.

There’s trouble in YA fiction paradise, and it has been stirred by a white male author who I wanted to originally leave nameless, but at the same time I want to tell you who it is so you can decide whether it is worth your time to read his book. I try so hard not to tear into writers, because I myself am an aspiring author, and I wouldn’t want it done to me, but this falls under an exception and here is why.

Scott Bergstrom wrote a book called The Cruelty, and it has apparently garnered him so much attention, that the book already has a movie deal. I would be happy for any author to get this because I still strongly believe that YA publishing is pushing the industry forward, but I am not happy about this particular deal. This book is described by Publishers Weekly as:

“Bergstrom’s heroine is Gwendolyn Bloom, a Jewish, slightly overweight 17-year-old, who is transformed into a “lean warrior with hair dyed fire-engine red,” during her mission to rescue her father, a kidnapped diplomat. Her search takes her into Europe’s most dangerous slums, and into contact with gangsters, spies, and arms dealers.”

I would like to give the writer the benefit of the doubt as many other YA authors have tried to do, but let’s be honest those writers are probably nicer than me. The description is there because he wrote the book this way. As if a female needs to lose weight to become empowered, or important. I will come back to this clusterfuck in a second. The real problem I have with this is the fact that this writer decided that he was going to put down the entire YA Sector of fiction by saying:

“The morality of the book is more complicated than a lot of YA so I wanted to try doing it on my own,” Bergstrom said. “In a lot of YA, the conflict takes place inside a walled garden, set up by outside adult forces. If you think of those stories as a metaphor for high school, they start to make a lot more sense, but that was one thing I wanted to depart from.”

and the even bigger cock of a quote:

“I’m inspired by the world around me. What troubles me about so much of today’s fiction aimed at young adults is that its set in an imaginary time and place.“

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So you’re troubled by imagination and those who can create worlds you probably could only dream of creating? You don’t come out of the gate as an arrogant prick, and those two quotes tell me all I need to know about this writer. He is coming in with his chest puffed out and his nose up in the air claiming that he’s writing something different, something unique. Sorry sir but your trope has been done before, and not just in YA. It’s sad really that men think it’s okay to write young women this way. When your target audience is young women. Here’s where you, and all those people backing you will run into some snags in the near future, your target audience isn’t simple minded. Your target audience has grown up reading amazing and strong female characters and they have reached a point in their reading lives that they don’t want to be told that as a female, the only way to feel like an empowered warrior is to lose weight. NO ONE wants to read that. I know I don’t.

But apparently someone thinks that females of the world need this shit.

“Kicking butt to save your dad is actually a lot easier for me to swallow than kids killing kids in The Hunger Games.”

That’s a quote from his agent’s neighbor or someone who read the story, and apparently never actually read The Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is one of the most morally complex YA novels out there. Katniss throws all of her heart and soul to save not just her sister, but also so the future of Panem would be more than just “kids killing kids”, and not to mention it paved the way for so many other YA novels to be published, unfortunately that includes this story by Mr. Bergstrom.

If you go on twitter and look at the hashtag MorallyComplicatedYA you are going to find that the target audience of your novel Mr.Bergstrom is highly offended by your remarks and your plot. How does that saying go? You shot yourself in the foot? You may have gotten all those deals rolling in, but I am going to gather by the truly empowering females all over social media aren’t falling for your shit, and in fact might be turning on you. You offended an entire genre, you insulted fellow writers who could have backed your story, you offended the entire female gender with your remarks. I wish you luck, because you are going to need it from this day forth.

I imagine your agent and your publishers are all feeling a little nervous now, and will probably force you to apologize. Hope you try your best to sound genuine, but fantasy seems to be a concept you cannot grasp.

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I could continue tearing into this, but I think I will sign off now. Just know, all young females deserve to read empowering characters, yours is not one of those, and everyone seems to know that.

Peace and Love

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The Reading & Writing Slump Blues

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If you noticed that I have not updated in a while, it is because I was not around. I went to Portugal for about 10 days. While I could have scheduled some blog posts while I was gone, I decided not to, because I would not be able to give those posts the adequate attention they would require. I spent those ten days with Family, and making new friends. (SURPRISE MOTHER FUCKER!!)

So not only did my blog fall into a slump, but I also fell into a reading slump. I barely read anything at all while I was over there. I don’t regret it because I had more important things happening. Still now I am trying to both break the blogging slump and the reading slump but that feels a little frustrating right now.

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Luckily, I have things for work to write that are helping break the writing slump a bit, and school work that requires my focus as well, and since those two are important tasks I truly need to get through, it has helped me quite a bit. Even though my cat, hasn’t quite gotten over the fact that I was gone for ten days, so she keeps roaming around me and jumping on my lap at inappropriate times. STAY KITTY!!

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My reading slump, is the first real one I am dealing with this year. I typically break them by rereading Harry Potter, but I didn’t want to start a reread until around Xmas time. So the next idea is to read some graphic novels, which tend to be fast and simple to get through. I have Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (J.K.Rowling) waiting to be read, and I got about 8 chapters in, but I don’t feel like reading. Which is ridiculous because I love this series, and this one opens in such a disturbing way. So it has nothing to do with the book itself, I just need to get back into it. Hopefully a couple of graphic novels will help.

There are a couple of concerts coming up as well, which will also interrupt my reading a bit, but this has never been an issue before. Then again, I don’t think I have ever felt a slump like this. Ah well, I am sure I can manage to break out of it. I have at least broken out of the blogging one, and I will head back into my work so that I can continue to write and further push me to want to read something entertaining. *crosses fingers* I will be posting some reviews and such soon on here again. Stay Tuned!!

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Daughters Unto Devils – Book Review

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Daughters Unto Devils by: Amy Lukavics

I started a Halloween Read Along with a couple of friends, well Actually it ended up being me and one of my closest friends reading it because others dropped out. Which is totally fine. We picked Daughters Unto Devils because people on Goodreads were calling it terrifying and good. I was all about terrifying for a Halloween Read along.

Daughters Unto Devils is about a sixteen-year-old girl Amanda Verner and her family. There’s some mystery about the last winter the family went through. There’s something happening with her youngest sister who is a baby who cries non-stop. And Amanda is secretly pregnant. Then the family moves to the prairie, and chooses to settle in a huge cabin, but when they open the door to this abandoned cabin there’s dried blood everywhere. The prairie is known to drive men crazy, crazy to the point of killing, but what happened in this cabin? What will happen to this family?

Ya know, going in I thought I would be instantly scared. It was more that I was instantly disappointed. The writing was good, but the story fell flat. The characters all seemed like the same person with little to no differences in personality. Also why the HELL would you go and settle into a bloody cabin and think your life would be normal? I mean sure they cleaned it up but really? I bought this one on my kindle, and it honestly didn’t get “creepy” until I was about 80% done with the book. I say creepy, because whoever is calling this terrifying must have a super low threshold for fear. This was not terrifying. I had this discussion with my friend who also read the book, and we both agreed that it is actually quite difficult to find a truly scary book. I know you’re probably thinking “Uh, hello Stephen King?” but I like his books, not all of them, but some. I read The Shining last year and it was certainly scarier than this nonsense of a book, but a lot of horror in novels, isn’t actually that horrific.

My problem with Daughters Unto Devils is that I feel it was a missed opportunity. I realize this was a YA novel but still there should have been more scary parts mixed in, there should have been more creepy scenes mixed within the pages. Sure the ending was weird and creepy, but that’s it. It was one of the most disappointing reads this year. I originally gave it three stars on Good Reads but I changed my mind the more I thought about it for this review.

If you get scared easily, sure check this out. If you’re like me and need something seriously scary to get to you, then check something else out. This is NOT terrifying as so many people claimed it to be. This is why I always read things even if they have weird reviews; to form my own opinions on them.

This gets two out of five metal horns from me.

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Furiously Happy – Book Review

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Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson

Jenny Lawson is someone I admire greatly. This book is a collection of essays, and it made me laugh at a time when laughter was hard to come by. You see, Jenny Lawson is open about her struggles with Mental Illness. She is not ashamed of how her brain works, or malfunctions, and from her I learned that it is okay to struggle, but it is even better to fight.

This was a more personal undertaking than her first book Let’s Pretend this Never Happened. That first book shared a glimpse into her struggles, but not like Furiously Happy has done. Her stories of traveling, and how she just deals with daily life connected with me on such a deeper level, but yet I found myself trying really hard late at night not to laugh too loud as not to wake my boyfriend. She made me see that it is okay to talk about the daily struggle that is mental illness, but she is mainly focusing on the fact that we need to just grab life by the balls and allow ourselves to be furiously happy. It is hard sure, but it can be done.

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Even if you have never struggled with mental illness yourself, I still recommend this book to you. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will probably laugh and cry at the same time making you look like some kind of sociopath. I would also recommend that if you know someone who struggles with Mental Illness that you give them this book. It made my cloudy days a little brighter, and I know it can do the same for others.

Anyone who knows me knows how I have struggled. I do not choose to have panic attacks at shopping malls, concerts, or even just when I am simply crossing the street. I don’t choose to fall into the void of depression where all of the things I love to do, Have no importance to me for a while. But I can choose to be furiously happy and damn am I trying.

“I wish someone had told me this simple but confusing truth: Even when everything’s going your way you can still be sad. Or anxious. Or uncomfortably numb. Because you can’t always control your brain or your emotions even when things are perfect.”

This book get 5 out of 5 Metal Horns from me! 

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Twilight the Nickelback of Fiction

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Twilight was released 10 years ago, and beyond making me feel a little old, and as if time is zooming past me, it has also brought the surprise release of a Gender bent Twilight reimagining by Stephenie Meyer. I will get to that in a few but before I do, let me get to it.

Twilight is the Nickelback of Fiction. Here’s why I say that. Everyone loves to hate Nickelback, but somehow they have sold millions of records, sold out arenas, and I believe still have a career going. So EVERYONE hates this band, but yet they are still quite a successful band. So someone or a few someones are lying about how they feel about them and their music.

Well, over the span of this decade that Twilight has been out, so many people have come out and said how ridiculous it is. How awful it is. How silly it is. People love to hate Twilight. Let’s look at the facts though, this series has sold over 100 million copies worldwide. Those ridiculous movies grossed over $3.3Billion. That’s not chump change there. So which one of you assholes is lying?

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When Twilight was becoming really popular, I worked at a bookstore. People kept asking for it, so I got it for myself as well. I really enjoyed the story. Yea it’s flawed, the writing isn’t amazing, but it was entertaining. People can talk shit as much as they’d like about this series, but at 100 Million copies sold, some of those people talking shit have Twilight on their bookshelves (and probably Nickelback on their iTunes). I am not here defending Twilight as some amazing piece of literature, but I will defend it for what it has done for Young Adult fiction.

The numbers don’t lie. Young Adult fiction has been the fastest growing branch of publishing. Harry Potter has a lot to do with that, because that series opened the imaginations of youngsters wide open. But technically Harry Potter was a middle grade novel, at least I would say the first two are. When Twilight was released and became as popular as it did, it made even more teens and young adults fall in love with reading. In 1997, about 3,000 YA fiction novels were published. The numbers these days are above the 30,000 mark per year. Did you know that print books are making a come back and are still selling more than expected considering the digital age we are in? Here’s my opinion on the matter… On youtube, Instagram, tumblr, and yes wordpress and plenty of other blog sites young adults and adults in general are coming together for their love of not just YA Fiction, but all kinds of books. This is why I don’t hate on Twilight, it was one of the first few stories to burst those walls down, and has allowed for Hunger Games, Divergent, and Throne of Glass to become the popular books that they are, because Twilight started something, and it started something huge.

Now Stephenie Meyer released that gender swapped Version of Twilight called Life and Death. Her reasoning was because she got tired of hearing about Bella being a Damsel in distress, but come on, Ms.Meyer you wrote her that way, even if you don’t seem to see it. I am intrigued by this gender swapped thing, but I am not about to buy another copy of Twilight to read it. If it came as a stand alone, I would get it, and I am not ashamed.I don’t believe in guilty pleasure. But those Gender swapped names, Beau and Edythe?

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See look at me, being a hater. But here’s why I hope it still sells. In the digital age, the time of selfies at every second, and those stupid ass Kardashians, I am glad that books are selling like they are. It makes me happy that young adults and adults too are more interested in a half assed attempt at a new novel by Stephenie Meyer, than of Keeping up with what dick the Kardashians are sucking this week. (ugh so Brash,I know.I can’t help it.)

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So Cheers to you Nickelback of Fiction. You are still successful and will probably continue to sell. There will be another version of you down the line, but Books over Bimbos, I always say. Not every book ever written needs to have some sort of wonderful message behind it. Not every book needs to be a call for world peace or be a work of fiction that snobs go around misunderstanding anyway. Sometimes a book is an escape or a break from the stress of life. So what difference does it make to you if someone else reads a book about a glittery vampire or a pulitzer prize winning piece of literature? Stop being a hater (and a liar, I see that Twilight book on your shelf).

Twilight the Nickelback of Fiction, is still more successful than you. So Stop it.

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MATG

Black Widow Forever Red – Book Review

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I was given a Digital ARC of this novel from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

I love the Marvel universe. I think they always get the movies right, and make us feel like the super heroes are the real deal. Black Widow has been one of my favorites for the very obvious reason that she kicks ass. When I saw that Black Widow Forever Red was going to be released and that it would be a full fledged novel, not a comic book, I thought this was the book all Black Widow fans have been waiting for. 

I might have jumped the gun with that thought.

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The book is about Natasha Romanoff A.K.A. Black Widow. Considering her name is the title, you would expect the story to be about her, and focus mainly on her. Except it doesn’t. In the story you meet Ava Orlova. Who is just your average teenager, well except for the fact that she isn’t. There are a lot of exceptions going on here. 

I don’t want to give things away, so I will just share my views about the story itself. I personally think this is being marketed as a Black Widow novel, and it really should have another name. She is not the main focal point of the entire story. While she pops up, she is a small bit of a much bigger story. This was the most disappointing part of this book. I wanted MORE Black Widow. Ava to me was an okay character, but there’s another character Alex…and yes there’s a bit of a romance factor there, which I always think it wouldn’t be a YA novel without the romance being shoved in there some where. 

Because yes this is a Young Adult novel, which really just makes me think this was a way to cash in not only on the rise of YA fiction, but also on the popularity of Black Widow, especially among the main demographic for both points. Wish they had focused that energy on the actual story though. 

I also have to say, it was very hard to really get into the story. The writing in Black Widow Forever Red is not 5 star material, and I found myself easily distracted. 

I think this book will be popular among young teenaged girls. I think hardcore Black Widow fans will be highly disappointed by it. (teenaged or otherwise) 

This will be out October 13th.

I gave this 2 out 5 metal horns. 

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Sorry Black Widow, Wish I could have given you more.

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The synopsis from the Publisher:

Enter the world of the Avengers’ iconic master spy

Natasha Romanoff is one of the world’s most lethal assassins. Trained from a young age in the arts of death and deception, Natasha was given the title of Black Widow by Ivan Somodorov, her brutal teacher at the Red Room, Moscow’s infamous academy for operatives.

Ava Orlova is just trying to fit in as an average Brooklyn teenager, but her life has been anything but average.The daughter of a missing Russian quantum physicist, Ava was once subjected to a series of ruthless military experiments-until she was rescued by Black Widow and placed under S.H.I.E.L.D. protection. Ava has always longed to reconnect with her mysterious savior, but Black Widow isn’t really the big sister type.

Until now.

When children all over Eastern Europe begin to go missing, and rumors of smuggled Red Room tech light up the dark net, Natasha suspects her old teacher has returned-and that Ava Orlova might be the only one who can stop him. To defeat the madman who threatens their future, Natasha and Ava must unravel their pasts. Only then will they discover the truth about the dark-eyed boy with an hourglass tattoo who haunts Ava’s dreams. . . .

Black Widow:Forever Red features all the heart-pounding adventure readers expect from Marvel, written by #1 New York Times best-selling author Margaret Stohl. Uncover a new side of the Marvel Universe that will thrill loyal fans and newcomers alike, as Stohl reveals the untold story of Black Widow for the very first time.

Ice Like Fire – Book Review

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(I was given a Digital Arc from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review)

That cover, is so beautiful. It does what the cover for the first book in this series did for me, it caught my eye. But as the saying goes, don’t judge a book by its cover.

I try not to reveal anything about plot lines and the stories themselves when I review, especially when it is a sequel because people may not have read the first one yet. I am also not cruel about an author’s work.

Ice Like Fire is written by Sara Raasch. It is the sequel to Snow like Ashes. I love fantasy novels. It is definitely my favorite genre. I love stories of magic and Queens and Kings. Stories of battles and epic travels. So I when I picked up the first book in this series, I thought with all the hype it was receiving, I was about to find my new favorite series. That didn’t happen. I didn’t hate it, I just didn’t get excited about it like I thought I would. Was the story unique? Not particularly, no. Was it horribly written? No, not at all, but I just couldn’t get into it, I didn’t hate it either.

I was curious where the story would go, hoping with all my booknerd hope that the sequel would bring the story up a notch. I received the digital ARC about a week ago from the publisher. I am so appreciative that more and more publishers are giving me these opportunities, but I have to be honest in the end about how I feel.

Unfortunately Ice like Fire was not entertaining for me. What I am about to write may seem spoilerish, but believe me, it happens right from the beginning, I am not spoiling a thing. There’s this magical item that is supposedly impossible to find,it is super important to the story and the plot and again it is supposed to be impossible to find but HOLY CRAP!!! it is found within the first few chapters of this book. Such luck. I feel like this could have been moved further into the story, and there could have been more character building done, which this story kind of lacks.

I don’t root for, nor do I care about a single character in these books. This is shocking on my end because when it comes to fantasy, I have favorites, and I love them till the very end. Not here. I really just don’t care what happens to them, and that’s probably why I did not enjoy the book. This story is not unique. We have seen it now in 100’s of books. Amazing girl who doesn’t know she’s amazing, two guys wanting her love and attention, and some kind of magical element. This is the YA fantasy formula.

The writing is good, but the story just doesn’t really capture my heart like I hoped it would. I was really hoping that the sequel would redeem the story, sad to say that for me it did not. I am sure this book will still be loved and praised by many, but I won’t be one of those.

Book is out October 13th!

It gets 2 out of 5 metal horns from me.

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Walk on Earth a Stranger – Book Review

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Recently I was given a digital ARC for Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson, it is the first book in The Gold Seer Trilogy. It is one of my first couple of ARCs, and I am grateful and so excited that I was able to read this before its release. I was given the digital ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, so lets jump right into it.

The story is about Lee (Leah) westfall who has a bit of a secret. She can sense if there is any gold around her. That’s right even the smallest speck of gold, she can sense it and figure out exactly where it is. Something huge happens and the life she knew is pulled away from her by a man who is dying to control her. Desperate she disguises herself as a boy and heads for the trail heading west. Towards California and the Gold Rush.

Did you ever play Oregon Trail in elementary school? Did you ever become emotionally attached to your pixel family trying to make it across the country? Well this book kind of magically brings that to life. Though I say magically because it is such a well written book, and not because there’s tons of fantastical magic happening in the story. While she does have this power and she uses it on a number of occasions, the story focuses more on her trying to make it through the trip alive and without having her secrets discovered. I will say that in the middle it doesn’t seem like much is actually happening. I didn’t actually love any of the characters, but Lee is someone you will root for. It is slow paced but you will feel like you jumped on the TARDIS and were taken back in time. While some of the things that happened were a bit predictable, I can always overlook that when the writing is good, and that’s the case with Walk on Earth a Stranger.

Lee is such a strong charcter and some of the other female characters will come to surprise you. When the ending came it set up quite nicely for the next book. The writing is really what gripped me as I read this in about a day and a half. The world building and the detail made me feel like I was right beside Lee.

I enjoyed this book even if it wasn’t as fast paced as a lot of my favorite reads, I think big things are headed Lee’s way and I can’t wait to find out what. This will be out September 22, 2015 so make sure to go out and get it!!

This one gets 4 out of 5 Metal Horns!!!

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Lady Killer – Book Review

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Lady Killer by Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich

(I received an ARC of this title from the publisher via Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review)

Lady Killer lived up to what I imagined in my head the minute I saw this cover. It is about Josie Schuller a lovely house wife and mother who is also secretly a brutal killer. She is a professional assassin and a damn good one at that. Suddenly she finds that keeping the balance of housewife and killer becomes a little blurred as her life and the lives of her family are put on the line. 

I loved this!! I actually had not heard of it before I received the review copy, but I am also not always in the loop about graphic novels and their releases. I am changing that slowly as I become more and more enamored with the different styles of art and story they bring to life. This has become an instant favorite. As I read it I just kept thinking “YES!! What a badass!!” I finished it in one sitting, wanting to know desperately what happens next.

It was fast paced and gripping.

From what I could find, this comic is done? I hope it is not true, there are way too many unanswered questions and loose ends. I NEED TO KNOW MORE!! If you are looking for a gateway comic and you are a bookworm who loves books like Throne of Glass or The Hunger Games, books with amazing female lead characters then I highly recommend Lady Killer for you. Josie takes no shit and kicks serious ass. She will become a fave character of yours like she did for me.

The art is in the style of 1950’s or early 60’s comics. Absolutely gorgeous and fitting to the style of the story.

I highly recommend! And hope to get a physical copy to add to my collection one day.

This is the synopsis from the publisher Dark Horse Comics:

Josie Schuller is a picture-perfect homemaker, wife, and mother—but she’s also a ruthless, efficient killer! She’s balanced cheerful domestic bliss with coldly performed assassinations, but when Josie finds herself in the crosshairs, her American Dream life is in danger!

A brand-new original black comedy series that combines the wholesome imagery of early 1960s domestic bliss with a tightening web of murder, paranoia, and cold-blooded survival.

I give this one a resounding Five out Five Metal Horns!! It is released in the USA on September 2nd so pick it up.

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