Thursday, August 21, 2014

Review: Half My Facebook Friends are Ferrets

 

 

 

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In May I participated in Armchair BEA and won a prize pack. I chose a 4 pack of Arc’s from Switch Press and this book by J. A.  Buckle. I really loved this book. I always enjoy reading YA books from a male perspective and Josh was a great character to follow. The entire novel is told in journal format which can be tricky for an author, but Buckle does a great job with the format.

It’s six months before Josh’s 17th birthday and he has some goals.He wants a guitar to help him in his future job: Death Metal Superstar. He would love some more cash and of course a girlfriend. A little popularity wouldn't be a  bad thing either since Half his social media  friends are ferrets, or humans pretending to be ferrets.

Josh moves through the months with a lot of disappointments and a few bright spots. What Josh doesn't expect is a family secret coming to light that will shake the foundations of his family and possibly open the door to a new one.

 

This is a perfect book for teens and adults who love a good teen read. A quick read with lasting impact. I will definitely be on the lookout for more books from this author.

 

 

This is my 47th book for Coyer Summer Vacation

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Celebrate Hug A Book Week! September 6-14

 

 

 

 

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I picked up a cool poster at Comic- Con a few weeks ago  showcasing this book:

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You can learn more about this book HERE . So I will be celebrating the week by reviewing Hug Machine and possibly posting some pics of me hugging books! If any of you guys want to send pics of book hugging send them my way to fictionstateofmind@gmail.com  Or if you want to write a guest post about the event, or books you love enough to hug leave an email in the comments and I will get back to you.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Fangirl Summer Spotlight: Lady Sabre & The Pirates of The Ineffable Aether

 

 

 

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Kickstarter has been a wonderful way for fans to support some of their favorite creators. I’m a huge fan of Greg Rucka’s and so when he started the kickstarter for Lady Sabre I contributed right away. I pledged $35.00 for the project and got lots of cool extras with my Volume 1 hardcover:  la paper doll set, a map of Sarbe’s ship The Pegasus, a collection of short stories set in the Lady Sabre universe, and a behind the scenes volume full of notes and scripts.

 

What has always drawn me to Rucka’s work is his fantastic female characters. Sabre continues the tradition. She is smart, ambitious, a kick ass fighter and a witty conversationalist. 

In this first volume  readers get to see the foundational adventures of Sabre. Sabre’s world is a Steampunk universe with shades of the Old West and technology that is in a world all it’s own. The adventure begins with Sabre liberating an item and beginning her quest to open its contents. This journey leads her to a prophetic Witch, A lawman & Master Tracker and a mysterious map that will change the fates of all involved.

 

I LOOOOVED this book! Rick Burchett’s art is stunning. The characters flow across the pages in gorgeous color. Rucka’s story and dialogue is fabulous but what makes this book stand out is the seamless connection of word and graphic. From the script samples in the kickstarter extra’s it is clear that Rucka & Burchett are very symbiotic creators. The ideas flow equally between them. A true partnership. Eric Newsom helmed this ship as Editor giving the various story elements a streamlined narrative.

One of my favorite graphic novels this year.

This is my 46th book for Coyer Summer Vacation

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