Archive for February, 2017

 

February 28, 2017 • Cee • Monthly Recap

february

What a blur February was. One minute, it was Galentine’s Day, and then Love-A-Thon, and then the end o the month? I don’t know where the time went.

WHAT’S UP?

In February—

  • I co-hosted Love-A-Thon with Alexa, Kristin, & Mel, and it was fan-fucking-tastic! 

Love-A-Thon is consistently my favorite bookish event in this community because there’s just so much love and positivity! I’m bummed I wasn’t able to be around talking to people via their blogs and on Twitter (I had work all weekend).  This event shows again how awesome this community can be. I’m so blown away by the many people who decided to partake. Keep the love, joy, and positivity year-round!

  • I’ve been working mainly.

Soooo yeah.

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February 27, 2017 • Cee • Reviews

Traveler by L.E. Delano • February 7, 2017 • Swoon Reads (Macmillan)
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Jessa has spent her life dreaming of other worlds and writing down stories more interesting than her own, until the day her favorite character, Finn, suddenly shows up and invites her out for coffee. After the requisite nervous breakdown, Jessa learns that she and Finn are Travelers, born with the ability to slide through reflections and dreams into alternate realities. But it’s not all cupcakes, pirates, and fantasy lifestyles – Jessa is dying over and over again in every reality, and Finn is determined that this time, he’s going to stop it… This Jessa is going to live.

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I received this book for free from Swoon Reads (Macmillan) for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

First sentence: “There are few things in the world that I find more painful than being forced to sit on a cold metal folding chair in front of a home improvement store selling candy for the Spanish Club.”

DNF AT CHAPTER 14

If I had read Traveler a few years ago, I may have liked it. (Though, probably not.)

Like The Edge of Everything, Traveler promised me something I loved reading about—alternate realities—but it failed to wow me. You’d think people who can “slide through reflections and dreams into alternate realities” to be exciting, but it just isn’t here.

The start of Traveler didn’t suck me in (it starts with Jessa being bored out of her mind waiting on the candy to arrive for her school’s Spanish club and writing stories about a mysterious dude who she can’t get out of her mind); the characters were bland (nothing truly memorable about them that I remember); it played on typical plots and tropes I see a lot in Young Adult (instalove, love triangles, Chosen One), and you know what? I find that so boring to read. I felt like I read this book already in All Our Yesterdays.

Should you read TravelerNah, go read All Our Yesterdays for something that’s similar but better.

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February 27, 2017 • Cee • Comics

from panel to panel

I love comics and graphic novels, so what do I do with that love? Well, I turn it into a new feature!

From Panel to Panel is a new feature where I talk about the awesome (and perhaps not-so awesome) comic books and graphic novels I’ve read. Basically, this will be me pushing them onto your laps. You’re welcome.

In February, the comics I’m gravitating towards have heroines kicking ass in the form of Wonder Woman and a princess, a glamorous green haired fashion blogger, and the awesome Jughead Jones. My hands are itching for these comics in my life.

Get your shopping carts loaded with all these comics!

WONDER WOMAN • VOL. 1: THE LIES

Heroic. Iconic. Unstoppable. Armed with her Lasso of Truth and imbued with the power of the gods themselves, Princess Diana of Themyscira-known to the world as Wonder Woman-is one of the greatest superheroes in history.

But who is she…really? Not even Wonder Woman herself knows for sure. Diana’s links to both the Amazons and the Gods of Olympus have been severed. Her memories are a tangle of contradictions that even her lie-detecting lasso cannot untangle.

To solve the riddle of her origin, she must embark on her greatest quest of all: finding a way back to her vanished home. To get there, she must team up with her greatest enemy, the feral beast-woman, Cheetah. Will this unlikely alliance shine the light of truth on Diana’s darkest secrets, or bury them-and her-forever?

Find out in WONDER WOMAN VOL. 1: THE LIES-exploding from the blockbuster DC Rebirth event! Legendary Wonder Woman writer Greg Rucka (BATWOMAN: ELEGY) makes his triumphant return to the character for the first time in years and joins renowned fantasy artist Liam Sharp (2000 AD) for one of the most momentous stories in Diana’s history! Collects WONDER WOMAN #1, #3, #5, #7, #9, #11 and the WONDER WOMAN: REBIRTH one-shot. — DC Comics

Publication date: February 22, 2017 by DC Comics

Buy: LCBS · Amazon · Barnes & Noble · The Book Depository · Indigo · Comixology

Why I’m excitedI FEEL LIKE I’VE BEEN WAITING FOREVER FOR THIS WONDER WOMAN COMIC TO BE OUT! After my disappointment with the series written by Brian Azzarello, I wanted a Wonder Woman series that will make me fall in love with it. This Wonder Woman Rebirth series by Greg Rucka has gotten a ton of raves (especially from the Valkyries at my local comic book store), and you know what? I’m so frickin’ excited.
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February 24, 2017 • Cee • Comics

Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer & Douglas Holgate • January 31, 2017 • Feiwel & Friends (Macmillan)
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In her first graphic novel, #1 New York Times and USA Today bestseller Marissa Meyer follows Iko, the beloved android from the Lunar Chronicles, on a dangerous and romantic new adventure—with a little help from Cinder and the Lunar tea

When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers’ leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity.

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I received this book for free from Macmillan for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

First sentence: “Somewhere outside Sydney, Australia…”

“I need more Iko” is the first thing everybody I know says after reading The Lunar Chronicles. And why shouldn’t they? This lovable android with her upbeat personality and love for dresses and shoes is an absolute delight. Readers cannot help but fall in love with her. Readers have been waiting years for her own story, and it’s finally here!

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February 23, 2017 • Cee • Letters

Dear Patrick Ness & Release,

Inspired by Mrs Dalloway and Judy Blume’s Forever, Release is one day in the life of Adam Thorn, 17. It’s a big day. Things go wrong. It’s intense, and all the while, weirdness approaches…

Adam Thorn is having what will turn out to be the most unsettling, difficult day of his life, with relationships fracturing, a harrowing incident at work, and a showdown between this gay teen and his preacher father that changes everything. It’s a day of confrontation, running, sex, love, heartbreak, and maybe, just maybe, hope. He won’t come out of it unchanged. And all the while, lurking at the edges of the story, something extraordinary and unsettling is on a collision course.Goodreads

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February 19, 2017 • Cee • Events

Hosted by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel HermitMel of The Daily Prophecy, & Kristin of Super Space ChickLove-A-Thon is an event—a lovefest—that is dedicated to spreading positivity and love. It’s time dedicated to visiting other bloggers/Instagrammers/BookTubers, leaving a comment or two, making new friends and fostering positivity among the members of our amazing community.
FAREWELLS

I am here to say, the 2017 Love-A-Thon is officially over. I haven’t actually been around very much throughout Love-A-Thon because of work. (I couldn’t get the weekend off since it’s President’s Day weekend for me, and my store needed people there.) However, I’m gonna be leaving lots of love messages to every single person who participated in the next week!

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