Monday, June 27, 2016

Comics to Check Out ASAP - The Unbelievable Gwenpool

Anything with Gwen Poole aka GwenPool,

So far this series is a lot of fun yet has intense parts too. Now this series would make for a heck of an interesting movie.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Weekend Read - Map to the Stars

This story is a lot of fun so far, I really like the main character.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

My Favorite Quotes/Lines - Sidekicked

Sidekicked by John David Anderson

“The longer you have to be somebody else, the harder it is to convince everyone you are you.”

“Our shalts and shalt nots. Like the Girl Scout motto or the Pledge of Allegiance or the four or five commandments from the Bible that people still pay attention to.”

“I really wish my grandfather had given me a shotgun for Christmas instead of a hockey stick.”

“And because even being a nameless hero is still better than being no hero at all.”

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Review - Sidekicked

Sidekicked by John David Anderson

3 gnomes and a gnome hat out of 5 gnomes

This book was a lot of fun. Seeing things from the sidekick's point of view was great.

The characters are in middle school so you get plenty of angst as well as super powers. I liked the wide range of superpowers too.

The bad guys were unexpected and I really liked the twist that the finale took. I loved how the whole conspiracy came together and how Drew's unusual powers helped them all.

This is a great quick read and I know I'm looking forward to seeing what the author writes next.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Sentence Sneak Peek - Sidekicked

Sidekicked by John David Anderson

The first sentence from each chapter of Sidekicked, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.

* Spoilers are highlighted like so :)

It’s Tuesday.”

I am home less than an hour later.”

Jenna was right.”

I walk down the familiar stairs into the basement of my school— a place that very few non-Supers even know about.”

I suppose you’ll want to hear about where I come from, and where I got my powers, and what radioactive bug I was bitten by, and all of that junk.”

No one ever thinks anything strange about a superhero without a sidekick.”

Deep down, all superheroes have problems.”

It’s Thursday.”

By the end of the week, everything seems to be mostly back to normal.”

“What’s the big deal?”

I met Jenna Jaden a little over a year ago.”

It’s Saturday.”

It’s Monday.”

Being a Super isn’t easy.”

It’s Tuesday, the third Tuesday of the month.”

It’s Wednesday, and I’m back in school where I belong.”

The world stops spinning, only for a moment, and then speeds up again.”

I stare at Mr. Masters the way you stare at anyone who’s just said something incredibly stupid.”

When Mr. Masters drops me off two hours later, there is still a police car in my driveway.”

They have their own trading cards, you know. Supers, I mean.”

It’s Saturday, and everybody’s mowing their lawn.”

At least now I know what evil smells like.”

It’s Monday.”

I can’t concentrate. In history, Mr. Broadside is lecturing about the burning of Rome and promising to bring his fiddle to the next class and play for us, just like Nero.”

By the time the bell rings I’m already standing by Jenna’s locker.”

“She wasn’t much older than you, two, I guess. Taller, maybe, a little skinnier.”

When Red finishes, I stand up from the table, pushing my chair back.”

She’s right, of course.”

It’s Tuesday.”

Driving is easy.”

Mike is having a panic attack.”

It is said that a bloodhound’s sense of smell is fifty million times better than a human’s.”

So it’s Tuesday.”

The Superhero Sidekick Code of Conduct has four rules.”

When I can finally open my eyes again, I see the heroes through the smoke.”

It’s Tuesday, but you probably could have guessed that.”

Friday, June 17, 2016

My Favorite Quotes/Lines - Sticks & Stones (Upside-Down Magic #2)

“Time to listen to Mozart and express ourselves with glitter.”

“I am committed to my head cone,” Sebastian said. “What don’t you understand about that?”

“And I don’t think I’m being weak. I think I’m being smart.”

“Sometimes they’d succeed and sometimes they’d mess up. Sometimes, unfortunately, they’d do interpretive dance.”

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Review - Sticks & Stones (Upside-Down Magic #2)

Sticks & Stones (Upside-Down Magic #2) by Emily Jenkins, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lauren Myracle

4 out of 5 gnomes

I love these books, they're just so sweet. The covers really stand out too.

This diverse set of characters are a blast to read about. All the different types of magic are entertaining and the Upside Down magic even more so. Plus I really want kittenball to be a real thing.

The two points of view work even better this time. I still adore Nory but it was awesome to see things from Baz's view. I've wanted to learn more about the kid that can flux into a rock since the first book. His magic and potential makes you make wonder what he will do in the future.

I like how they go about solving problems and how they stick together. The relationships are all really well done. The kids and their actions, even with all the magic feel realistic and kid-like.

I can't wait to see what happens next to these characters and the intriguing world they live in.