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Ms. Marvel Volume 1 Review

I guess if I’m going to call myself a geek, I’d eventually have to give western comics a go. So there I was at the ripe ol’ age of 29 and I picked up my first comic that wasn’t a manga or based on another form of media. It’s not surprising that my choice was the…

Ready Player One Review – Too Much of a Good Thing

Ready Player One Review Izzie’s Rating: 3 / 5 Characters: 3 / 5 Story: 3 / 5 Pacing: 3/ 5 Ending: 2 / 5 Ready Player One was suggested to me by a fellow geek and literary fan after I mentioned my goal to read more in 2013. When she explained the premise, I was…

In-depth Book Review: Hunger Games

Izzie’s Rating: 3.5-4/5 Characters: 4/5 Story: 4/5 Pacing: 3/5 Ending: 2/5 Spoiler-free review up to the jump.  I ended up with Hunger Games in my hands after it was being passed around dinner among my hometown friends. A good chunk of them had read it and they all kept gloating about how it was really, really…

Edge of Destiny Review & Character Analysis

Spoiler Warning: This article is spoiler-free up until the indicated point.  So I -finally- got around to finishing EoD. I know a few people were nervous since I gave Ghosts of Ascalon a pretty harsh assessment, but I’m happy to say that I very much enjoyed this book. It really blew GoA out of the water in…

Thoughts on the Shattering Part 2: Themes and Story

Entire post is spoiler ridden. Do not read if you care. You’ve been warned. While for the most part The Shattering was lighter on the action than other novels, it was still enticing because of the political drama and feeling of impending doom we get throughout the book. We know the Cataclysm is coming. We…

Thoughts on The Shattering Part 1: Characters (Spoiler Heavy)

I have to admit, I hated the way Arthas was written. All the characters seemed weak and the style and language was distracting for me. When I saw that Christie Golden was going to be the author for The Shattering, I was a bit worried it was going to be another toiling read. In my…

Ghosts of Ascalon: Review

Spoiler Warning: This Ghosts of Ascalon review is spoiler free only up until the indicated point.  So I finished reading GoA today on my commute to work. And well…. I was disappointed. First of all, I thought this book wasn’t terribly well written. I’ve never been a fan of Jeff G’s writing style, at least…