Alternatives is the tagline to discuss entertainment outside of literature. It may encompass television, movies, games, and music.
Movie Review –
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Horror
Duration: 115 Minutes
Directed By: Alex Garland
Starring: Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Benedict Wong
A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don’t apply.
Continue reading [Alternatives] – Movie Review – Annihilation (2018)
Book Title: Warcross (Duology)
Author: Marie Lu
Number of pages: 368
For 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.
(re: Goodreads @ Warcross by Marie Lu)
Should this book be picked up? the tl;dr review:
– Vibrant settings with augmented reality and video gaming at the forefront
– Warcross as a game, although flashy, has so many moving parts that do not make sense in the grand scheme of the competition
– The pro-gaming community is diversely represented
– Plot is predictable; romance is rather bland
I am transferring this review from Goodreads to my blog. I have many thoughts to share. Please be advised I write this from my own gaming experience.
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of Warcross from PenguinTeen at an author breakfast
Continue reading [Review] Warcross – Marie Lu (8 Criticisms To Warcross as a Game)
Thinker Awards is posted under the umbrella of Top Ten Tuesday, an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and it’s yearly prompt of “favourite books of x year”.
The Thinker Awards:
Best in 2017 Fiction
Welcome to this year’s installment of the Thinker Awards, a yearly book awards ceremony hosted here on my blog showcasing the best of the best in fiction experienced during 2017. The esteemed panelists joining me in this year’s celebration are contributors and friends of mine from the YA community –
2017 Thinker Award Panelists:
Sarah (at) The Book Traveler
J. M. (at) Book Freak Revelations
Fadwa (at) Word Wonders
Mishma (at) Chasing Faerytales
Val (at) The Innocent Smiley
Joey (at) Thoughts and Afterthoughts
The only rules I gave my panelists is that their choices had to have been experienced and/or read for the first time in 2017 (no re-reads), so winners not exclusive to 2017 releases only even if “best of 2017 fiction” is used.
But I’d like to hear from you! Which book would you give the award of “Best Overall Book of 2017“?
Continue reading The Thinker Awards – Best in 2017 Fiction