Sky Without Stars Review

When the Last Days came, the planet of Laterre promised hope.

Comic-Con 2018

NY Comic-Con



Sunday, October 9, 2016

New York Comic-Con 2016

New York Comic-Con this year took place from Thursday, October 6th to Sunday, October 9th. Its always a big event in New York and this year was no exception. This year Comic-Con had to expand, so I found myself hopping from Jacob Javitz Center to the Hammerstein Ballroom just to see everything they had to offer! There is always something exciting going on whether it is the panels, the activities, or just getting to see amazing cosplay! Take a look at some of the photographs we captured at Comic-Con and the moments below.

Welcome to New York Comic-Con 2016!
Kevin Smith and the gang from Comic Book Men. These guys are absolutely hilarious. One of the best panels!
They've made the 90s television show into a modern movie with some of the original cast members!

The cast of the Emmy-winning television show Archer!

Cosplayers at NYCC 2016

Cosplay at NYCC 2016
Cosplay at NYCC 2016

Cosplayers at NYCC 2016

Cosplay at NYCC 2016

Cosplayers at NYCC 2016

Cosplayers at NYCC 2016

Artist Alley

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Power Rangers Movie Teaser Trailer (2017)

I grew up like all 90s kids watching the Power Rangers on television. While this movie looks nothing like the Power Rangers of old, it definitely is a new spin that caught my attention. Check out the newly released teaser trailer below!

SABAN’S POWER RANGERS follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove — and the world — is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

New Releases This Week


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Shadow Fall Review

368 pages

The asteroid hurtling toward the earth will kill billions.
The Emperor and his Gold Court will be safe in their space station, watching from the stars. The Silvers will be protected underground. But the Bronzes must fight it out at the Shadow Trials for the few remaining spots left on the space station.
When an enigmatic benefactor hands Maia Graystone a spot in the Trials, she won’t just get a chance at salvation for her and her baby brother, Max: She gets to confront the mother who abandoned her in prison, the mad Emperor who murdered her father, and the Gold prince who once loved her. But it’s the dark bastard prince she’s partnered with that will make her question everything, including her own heart. With the asteroid racing closer every day, Maia must trust someone to survive. 
The question is who?

Review (ARC):
This wasn't a bad book but it wasn't an exceptionally good one either. Think The Hunger Games or other similar dystopian novels except in space. The main character,  Maia, is a survivor and gets pulled into a game of survival to save her life and her brother's. There is a lot of action in this novel and even a bit of a love triangle. Caspian and Riser are polar opposites yet each have something that pulls Maia and it will be interesting to see who she ultimately ends up with. As the first in the series this novel is fairly enjoyable and anyone that enjoys dystopian fiction will enjoy this one.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

New Releases This Week

Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Scourge Review

368 pages

As a lethal plague sweeps through the land, Ani Mells is shocked when she is unexpectedly captured by the governor's wardens and forced to submit to a test for the deadly Scourge. She is even more surprised when the test results come back positive, and she is sent to Attic Island, a former prison turned refuge -- and quarantine colony -- for the ill. The Scourge's victims, Ani now among them, can only expect to live out short, painful lives there. However, Ani quickly discovers that she doesn't know the whole truth about the Scourge or the Colony. She's been caught in a devious plot, and, with the help of her best friend, Weevil, Ani means to uncover just what is actually going on.
But will she and Weevil survive long enough to do so?

While I've seen this book marketed as a fantasy novel, the story follows along the lines of a mystery novel. Besides that it is a pretty decent read. Ani is an interesting heroine, bold and quick to stand up for what is right. Weevil is her best friend and their friendship is strong and unbreakable. The secret behind the Scourge is the mystery that envelops this entire novel. I enjoyed the heroism and loyalty of the main characters as well as the villainy behind the Colony. I do wish that Ani's life as one of the river people had been explored a bit more but the rivalry between those who live in the town and those by the river made things a bit more interesting. I'm glad that this novel ends without leaving room to wonder, as it is a standalone novel. I would recommend this read to anyone who likes mystery novels with some added action.

Monday, September 5, 2016

New Releases This Week

Sunday, August 28, 2016

New Releases This Week

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Poisoned Blade Review

468 pages
Jessamy is moving up the ranks of the Fives—the complex athletic contest favored by the lowliest Commoners and the loftiest Patrons in her embattled kingdom. Pitted against far more formidable adversaries, success is Jes's only option, as her prize money is essential to keeping her hidden family alive. She leaps at the chance to tour the countryside and face more competitors, but then a fatal attack on Jes's traveling party puts her at the center of the war that Lord Kalliarkos—the prince she still loves—is fighting against their country's enemies. With a sinister overlord watching her every move and Kal's life on the line, Jes must now become more than a Fives champion...She must become a warrior.

I enjoyed reading the second novel in this series although I have to admit it left me wanting a bit more. Jessamy is dealing with the aftermath of her leap up the Fives rank and discovers that it isn't all rewarding as she thought it would be. Jes has to deal with the fact that she betrayed Kal and also has to continue hiding her mother and sisters from Gargaron who believes them dead at his order. The romance between Kal and Jes isn't a major focus for the majority of the novel, but we get to see some interesting progress towards the end. Gargaron's plan to take over the empire puts Jes right in the middle with no choice but to continue helping him. Navigating through all of the court intrigues is especially hard for Jes since she is neither Efean or Patron so she has no real status or trust for either side. I enjoyed seeing the growth in Jes although I wished she was more decisive and bold in the things she does. This book has a fair amount of action and by the end I couldn't wait to see what the next entry into this series will hold. I would recommend this book to those who like fantasy novels but definitely make sure to pick up Court of Fives before reading this one.

Monday, August 15, 2016

United as One Review

449 pages

The Mogadorians have invaded Earth. Their warships loom over our most populated cities, and no country will risk taking them head on. The Garde are all that stand in the way, but they’ll need an army of their own to win this fight.
They’ve teamed up with the US military, but it might not be enough. The Garde need reinforcements, and they’ve found them in the most unexpected place. Teenagers from across the globe, like John Smith’s best friend, Sam, have developed abilities. So John and the others must get to them before the Mogs, because if they don’t their enemies will use these gifted teens for their own sinister plan.
But after all the Mogadorians have taken from John—his home, his family, his friends, and the person he loves most—he might not want to put any more lives in danger. He’s got nothing left to lose, and he’s just discovered he has been given an incredible new Legacy. Now he can turn himself into the ultimate weapon. So will he risk his life to save the world, or will he realize that power in numbers will save us all?

Anytime I wonder what else the Pittacus Lore series has to offer I am shown that there is always so much more! As the conclusion to the story of the Garde vs the Mogadorians, it is both satisfying and complete. John has been through so much pain and has grown as a leader of the Garde. While a lot of his personal struggle has been hard for him to get through, it is interesting to see the strength of character that forms from his tragedies. The remaining members of the Garde are all scattered but they eventually make their way back together to face the Mogadorians one last time. Humans developing legacies is also a fascinating addition and it is interesting to see the role they play in the battle against the Mogadorians. Along the way there is plenty of action and heart-stopping moments which culminate into an epic final battle that you won't forget. If you love epic science-fiction novels then this series is for you. Make sure to pick up the first 6 books before diving into this one!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

New Releases This Week

Friday, February 26, 2016

The Star-Touched Queen Review

342 pages

Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of death and destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire…
But Akaran has its own secrets—thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most…including herself.

Review (ARC):
I absolutely enjoyed this book. The writing is beautiful and the world-building is spell-binding. Maya is a a strong heroine and gets the opportunity to prove it. We get to see Maya grow as the queen of Akaran and the romance between her and Amar does not disappoint. This book is loosely adapted from the story of Hades and Persephone and it definitely does the tale justice. I don't want to go into too much detail and give the book away but it is an enjoyable read and if you like fantasy and mythological tales then this book is for you.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Crown of Crimson Review

418 pages

First Rule of the Cannon: Trust no one.
Aerietta Elony is destined for evil.
Born into a royal family, it was quickly discovered that she bore the Jezdah mark — an intricate tattoo meant to identify the Children of the Elements. To make sure his people never knew about the danger that hid in their midst, the king had his daughter sent to the leader of the Cannon, his order of assassins, where she would learn to become one of them.
No one was ever supposed to know what Aerietta was, where she came from, or what she was destined to become. She’s never worried what would happen if someone discovered her secrets. But when a neighboring kingdom attacks, and Aerietta is betrayed and captured, keeping her secret will mean the difference between life and death.
When the king of the neighboring land enlists her services to track down one of her traitor companions, she has no choice but to accept. But in order to find her former friend and make it back to the king with her head still attached to her shoulders, she’ll have to keep the enigmatic, inhuman Swordmaster in the dark, which proves to be more difficult than she could ever imagine.
Deception abounds, danger is just as prevalent, but even in this world of demons and magic, the only thing Aerietta fears is herself.
The Queen of Crimson accepts.

This book is exciting from beginning to end. From the very first page we are drawn into Aerietta's story and able to experience the violence that comes along with it. Aerietta isn't a heroine, far from it, but she is tough and has moments when we can see her struggle with doing the right thing shines through. The world created here seems normal at first but we soon learn there is a mystical edge to it of which Aerietta is a part of. Aerietta is forced to travel with her enemies to save her life, which includes the Swordmaster. The relationship that begins to blossom between the Swordmaster and Aerietta was something of an enigma. It seems that they have both a strong aversion yet attraction to each other creating some tumultuous moments between the two. It's interesting to see Aerietta's struggle to keep her secret from him as well, despite her conflicting feelings for him.There is a lot of action and adventure in this novel as Aerietta travels with her enemies to hunt down those who betrayed her. It all concludes in a cliffhanger leaving you wondering where Aerietta's story will take her next. I definitely recommend this novel if you like fantasy adventure novels.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Movie Monday: Deadpool/ X-men: Apocalypse

Deadpool is being released this Friday and I can't wait to see what Marvel does with this new addition to their live-action universe! From the previews it looks like a good mix of action with some comic relief. Check it out Friday, February 12th in theaters!

X-men: Apocalypse won't be in theaters until May 27th, however that doesn't stop us from being excited for new trailers! Check out the Super Bowl spot below!