Bird Box Review (Book & Movie)

  • Author: Josh Malerma
  • Published: May 31, 2014 (US), March 27, 2014 (UK)
  • Pages: 260
  • Special Features: none
  • Price: $19.99 (CAD)
  • ISBN: 978-0-06-235212-5

Movie stars: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, Rosa Salazar, Daniella Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, Machine Gun Kelly, and B.D. Wong.

By now everyone and their Grandmother has heard of Bird Box. Or at least, The Bird Box Challenge. With all the commotion this movie has caused I figured why not finally read the book. Why not hop on this train, so once finished I can watch the movie, and see what’s it’s all about.

First off, there’s nothing more frustrating than reading a book and later watching the movie adaptation of it. Expections are way too high, and you’re almost always setup for disappointment. In this case though, I don’t know where I stand, in the case of, which material did I like better? I want to keep this review spoiler free as much as I can for anyone who has yet to either read the book, or watch the movie.

While reading the book, all I wanted was for the story to speed up. All I I wanted was to know what happened to all the housemates, because the book starts off with just Malorie and the children. This was the bit that kept me going. What happened to them? But when the time came, and the fate of the house was revealed, I was left feeling disappointed. With everything the housemates learned and overcame, the fact that they all met that fate just didn’t sit right with me. Especially when it came to Victor the dog being in the cellar. It just doesn’t feel right that no one thought to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves. The end just came so quick and swift. When I finally finished the book, I was underwhelmed. Which is way I’m conflicted when it comes to, which material wins? Book or movie?

Bird Box on Netflix was chaotic, and moved at a way too fast a pace. Obviously from book to movie, details will be left out and others added in to make the transition smoother. But I felt there were unnecessary changes that prevented the movie from having a nice flow. Characters back stories were left out, which made the household seem cold, and odd. A nice change from the book was the relationship between Tom and Malorie. Something I was actually rooting for in the book, and made the ending much more meaningful. But the movie seemed messy, and put together way too quickly. There wasn’t enough time to explain the characters, how they got there, and overall making the characters their own. You never got to know them. In the book they almost became their own unintentional family, whereas in the movie they are just a bunch of strangers who unfortunately are stuck together.

So which material triumphs? In this case, neither. They both lacked luster for me, and offered no excitement.

Would I recommend Bird Box, book or movie? I would recommend watching the movie versus the book. The book is worth the read, but not if you plan on watching the movie afterwards, as you will most likely be left feeling disappointed. Where as watching the movie first and only, at least the ending will leave you with a little more satisfaction.

To me, the only appeal that Bird Box seems to draw is the wonder of people learning to live blindfolded from a mysterious monster that makes lose your sanity. And who wouldn’t be drawn to a story like that?

Bird Box rating: Book 2.5(3)/5 stars.

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So it’s been a little while hasn’t it…

I know I have been absent from this blog for a while now, and it hasn’t been because I don’t enjoy it. Simply working three jobs, making time for reading and just having time to sit down and relax enough to do this. There just isn’t enough time in the day. 

But 2019 is a new year, therefore a new start. As for reviews, it’s going to be just finding the time to write and in what way. Will each book get a review, each movie? I may even try a new approach and combine book reviews together to save both time, but still get content out there.

My main goal is to try to get 1 review out each month to keep the posts constant, as I have missed writing reviews!

– Bird Box review coming, both book and movie.

Betrayals Book Review

  • Title: Betrayals (Cainsville Novel Book 4)
  • Author: Kelley Armstrong
  • Publisher: Vintage House Canada; a division of Random House Canada
  • Publication Date: June 6 2017
  • Pages: 395
  • Edition: 2017 Paperback
  • Special Features: Sneak peak at the fifth and final installment of the Cainsville Series, Rituals.
  • Prices: $19.95 ($13.50 usd)
  • ISBN: 978-0-345-81521-7

Olivia, Gabriel and Ricky are beginning to farther embrace their fae counterparts; Matilda, Gwynn, Arawn. As they are becoming more and more like their former selves, feelings of the past are starting to Preston themselves in the current time frame. For all characters. But while some may have (finally!) acted on their actions, others hold great restrain and discipline. As they should, as not all feelings are full of light and love.

The new fae to take centre fold: Lamiae. A snake-like fae that takes the illusion of young women and thrive on the warmth of others. But soon, the Lamie find themselves hunted. The Lamiae were fun, and interesting, however they were overshadow, for me, by Ricky’s growth with the Cwn Annwn. I wanted to know more about this mystery hound, and the connection that it shared with Ricky.

Olivia seems to be embracing her new life with more stride, while Gabriel and Ricky are still trying to come to terms. Gabriel struggles to be the man that the Twyleth Teg envision him to be. While Ricky is embarking on a path he despritely trying to avoid, but somehow keeps getting pulled into.

Ricky definitely became more interesting in this installment. But no matter how interesting he became, he’s no match for the flame that is burning (and only getting hotter) between Olivia and Gabriel. Olivia and Gabriel’s relationship is moving in a direction that will soon see the end of Ricky. But will Ricky be able to maintain his friendship with Olivia, even if she chooses Gabriel over him? If we’re placing bets or predictions, my bet is no. Ricky knows that he will not be able to withstand a nonromantic relationship with Olivia, and some major show down between the fae clans will end up with Ricky sacrificing himself for her. Which Olivia will be heartbroken over, but she’ll have Gabriel there to comfort her, so all will be fine.

The case between and Paula and Todd is still open, but we see very little of them in Betrayals. It was a little disappointing, because I wanted to see more of Olivia and Todd’s  relationship as daughter and father grow.

My overall rating: 4/5 stars. Why a 4 and not a 5? I feel like Olivia and Gabriel’s relationship, or lack of one is still such a big tease. A will they, or won’t they situation. Olivia and Ricky’s relationship has barely any development until the end, and even then it still ended the same as the last book. I feel like a harder blow should have hit the three of them. Not even to cause a rift, because there is one, it just very small. But one large enough that you really felt the impact. With Rituals being the last book in the Cainsville series, without a doubt a huge hit will strike the trio, all I’m hoping is that I don’t have to wait until three quarters of the way through to see it.

Would I recommend: Yes. A mystery thriller mixed with fae mythology, and murder. Betrayals will keep you on your toes and wanting to flip to the next page because you’ll be desprite for more.
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New Avengers: Infinity War character posters

Disney Marvel has released new character posters for their upcoming blockbuster, Avengers: Infinity War. Each posters color scheme matches each of the infinity stones, but the stones aren’t matched with who you would think. Now out of everything that we’ve been told about Infinity War, is that we can expect one (if not more) of the Aveners to die. Who is the big question? Many believe it’s down to Marvel’s holy trinity, Tony, Steve, and Thor. But I think most believe the choice is between Tony and Steve (I’m voting for Steve, sorry Team Cap!).

But least go over each poster, and discuss each stone it reflex, and who I think is most likely to survive Infinity War, and who will parish. I have four categories: Will die, In danger of dying, wouldn’t be surprised, and Safe.

 First up we have the Aether aka the reality stone. We have Tony Stark, Doctor Strange, Wong, and Peter Parker. You would think since Doctor Strange has the Time stone that he would be on the green poster.

Will die: Tony Stark (while I’d not want to admit it) Tony is in a tremendous amount of danger of dying, and my heart is breaking and I’m having a hard time dealing with it.

In danger of dying: None.

Wouldn’t be surprised: Wong.

Safe: Doctor Strange, even though he looks to be having a difficult time in the lastest trailer, I believe he’ll make his way out of Infinity War in one piece. Peter Parker for sure is safe, he was only just introduced to the MCU, and being as popular as he is, Marvel would be crazy to kill him off so soon. As many believe, and it seems like a realistic outcome, that Tony dies saving Peter (but of corse Tony isn’t going anywhere right?! He’ll be fine).

 Next we have the Space Stone which (spoiler) Loki took at the end of Thor Ranorak. The only reason I think for Steve to be placed on the blue poster is because the Tesseract was found in the ocean, where Steve was later found frozen. Here we have Steve Rogers, Bucky, Shuri, Nebula and Mantis.
Will die: Steve be it in the scene where he’s trying to hold off Thanos, or somewhere else.

In danger of dying: Nebula.

Woulnd’t be surprised: Mantis (but I think she’s safe)

Safe: Shuri, for obvious reasons.

The time stone, which is paired with people who have nothing to do with time, Black Widow, T”challa, Okoye, and Hulk (interesting that it’s not Bruce), and worn around Doctor Strange’s neck.
Will die: none

In danger of dying: Hulk and Black Widow (but she’ll be fine right?).

Wouldn’t be surprised: none

Safe: T’Challa and Okoye for sure. Anyone who thinks its a good idea to kill either of them is insane.

 The power stone, last scene with the Nova Core, which in the trailer Thanos already has so, great job guys. But after the last time we saw them, they lost a large chunk of their military making them easy pickings. The Power poster consists of, Thor, Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot.
Will die: None. I know people think the clock is ticking for Marvel’s trinity, but looking at the trailer and the scenes that Thor is in, I think he will make it out alive, but not without suffering somewhat.

In danger of dying: none.

Wouldn’t be surprised: Drax

Safe: Thor, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora, and Peter.

Last but not least, the mind stone, which is smack dab in Vision’s forehead so it’s pretty obvious he would be on the mind stone poster. Same with Wanda who is in a relationship with Visison. But has for Falcon and Rhodey, I don’t know why they would be paired with Wanda or Vision.
Will die: Vision. I mean he has a bullseye screaming, “Come and get me Thanos” in the middle of this forehead. There could however be a way for him to survive, because has we can see in the latest trailer, Shuri is looking at a hologram of Visions face. So maybe she’s trying to find a way to save him.

In danger of dying: None

Woulnd’t be surprised: Rhodey, and Falcon

Safe: Wanda.
Now you might be thinking, where is the Soul Stone? Well it hasn’t shown up in any of the movies yet. Or has it? Given its name the Soul Stone I wouldn’t be surprised if the stone itself just happened to be inside one of the avengers. And Thanos realizes this and therefore that’s why one of the avengers dies. But the question is which avenger does the stone reside in? I think the top two choices would be Tony Stark or Steve Rogers. Perhaps the reactor that is in Tony’s chest  draws its power from the stone. Or because Steve’s whole outlook on life is standing out for the little guy and defending those who can’t stand up for themselves and is willing to sacrifice himself in order to save others. So it just might be that when Thanos kills one of the avengers he will then be taking their soul, there for gaining the soul stone (fingers crossed is Steve and not Tony).
So what do you think of the new character posters, why do you think each person is paired off with who they’re with and where do you think the soul stone is? Who do you think will die, who do you think is safe, and whose in danger of possibly dying in Avengers: Infinity War out April 27.
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A Stranger In The House book review

  • Author: Shari Lapena
  • Publisher: Doubleday Canada
  • Publication Date:  August 15, 2017
  • Edition: 2017 trade paperback
  • Special Features: none
  • Pages: 305
  • Price: $24.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-385-68697-6

I picked up A Stranger In The House on a whim, but Chapter’s Boxing Day sale was a heavy influencer in this purchase. But it was one of those purchases that I don’t regret. And I’ve definitely had one (or many) of those. A Stranger In The House is a msytery thriller, about a suburban house wife, Karen, that gets into a horrible car accident and loses her memory of that night. Things become more complicated then just trying to figure out why Karen was speeding that night, but now a dead body has turned up near the seen of the crime.
A Stranger in the House is very similar to those of The Girl on the Train and The Good Girl. Both novels I would highly recommend picking up. I will have links to them down below. Throughout the next few weeks, Karen and her husband are pulled through a chaotic whirlwind of chaos, misery, confusion and anger. And what doesn’t help matters is a nosey neighbour who can’t seem to stay away from the couples home. But a question you will ask yourself throughout the novel is just how much do you really know someone? Be it your spouse, your neighbour, your boss or even a friend. You’ll never know until the unthinkable happens. This is where Karen know find herself. Stuck in limbo not knowing whether she can trust her husband, her friend or even her own mind.

Overall rating: 4/5 stars 

Would I recommend: yes I would. If you like a good mystery where you like to try to solve the crime as you go this is the book for you.
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Black Panther Movie Review

  • Director: Ran Coogler
  • Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B.Jordan, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Daniel Kaluuya, Letita Wright, Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis, Winston Duke
  • Release Date: February 16, 2018
  • Runnin Time: 134 minutes

Wow. Just wow. Aside from breaking records at the box office, Black Panther opens the door even wider. Not only into Wakanda, but into the world of equality. Yes Black Panther is a politically heavy film, but not so in a way that has you feeling you’re at home watching the news in our living room, or squirming in your seat for the full 134 minute run. Black Panther brings a breath of fresh air to the discussion, and you’re nothing but captivated. It handles diversity, and equality in a sophisticated, age and time appropriate way. And this movie couldn’t have come at a better time.

Black Panther is powerful. It is humorous. It is captivating. It is brilliant.

Finally a villain who has an actual purpose and reason for the things he’s done. Not that I would condone a villains evil acts. But how often have we seen a villain in a movie who wants to rule the world for nothing but just for the sake of ruling the world and being all powerful. To avoid spoilers, Erik Killmonger’s (Michael B. Jordan) actions are derived from a past altercation between his father and Wakanda’s King, that later motivates him to expose Wakanda to the rest of the world. Not only it’s existence, but the technology to create mass weaponry. Killmonger is the type of villain who we have yet to see in the MCU.

The technology in Wakanda is all created and developed by Shuri (Letitia Wright) T’Challa’s sister, otherwise known as the smartest person in the world. Who else wants to see Shuri and Tony Stark in the same room? It is rumoured that Letitia Wright is set to return for Avengers Infinity War, so perhaps the possiblity isn’t far off. However, as cool has vibranium based technology is, I couldn’t help but think; is it too perfect? And has much as I loved Shuri, she is a bit of a technology Mary Sue. But then again, in today’s movies, who isn’t? I know some people will hate that about her character, and I can understand not liking a character who can do all, let remember: Rey.

Now as much as I loved Black Panther, the lack of action was little shocking. Don’t get me wrong, there are actions sequences but not as many as I was hoping, and what few there were, they weren’t long enough, and if you blinked they were gone. However there were two scenes in particular that stood out. The club scene and towards the end of the film. Wow. Again, avoiding spoilers, but Danai Gurira’s Okoye I think is the best character to come out of not only the club scene but the whole movie. I loved her, and I’m so happy she will be returning in Avengers Infinity War. Out of the entire MCU, and I have no problem saying this, she is probably the best fighter and is going to make a great addition.

Now I wanted to keep this review spoiler free, but there are a few things that can’t be talked about without discussing portions of the film. So before I get into spoiler territory, should you see Black Panther? A thousand times yes. The time has come that we finally celebrate diversity, and embrace that an all black cast, a film with a black lead, a film that isn’t dominated by white cast is brought to the screen. That’s not to say that we can’t celebrate a movie that has a white lead, but Black Panther shows us that there is no excuse good enough to not cast either an African-American or any other person of color in a lead role for “fear” that it won’t do well or “people won’t relate” to it. Black Panther has broken recorsds in it’s short run. It is now the 5th highest grossing film of all time for it’s opening weekend, beating out Avengers: Age of Ultron, and falling just behind the first Avengers. That number is only counting the traditional 3 day weekend, as Black Panther did open on a 4 day holiday weekend. But if ou were to count the extra day, it would be the 4th night grossing opening weekend ever beating out both Avengers

Okay now for the spoilers. You’ve been warned.

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Okay, I think we were all wondering, will the soul stone appear in Black Panther? Sadly there was no reference to it in the movie, but I believe the stone is there in Wakanda. How? When the meteorite hit Wakanda, I think it brought the soul stone with it, and through it grew the heart herb that allows you inhabit the power of the black panther. Once you drank the herb you’re taken to the plain where the souls of the past panther reside. Souls? Soul stone? Makes sense that the stone is in Wakanda, and is probably near were the meteorite hit, and/or the source from which the herb grows. Another clue for the soul stone being in Wakanda, in the Infint War trailer, the war is brought to the country, so one could think Thanos knows the stone’s location and is trying to retrieve is.

Another act that raised some questions, when Killmonger was crowned king, he ordered all the heart flowers to be burned, (and Nakia was the only one to think to pocket one) leaving nothing left should a new king, or queen be crowned. While I understand the motives behind burning the garden, it was a mistake to not have someone else realize the importance of the herb and try to save has many as they could.

So while I think it was a misstep to not mention the soul stone, and destroying the garden, I think the number one mistake was letting Killmonger die. Yes, again I can understand why he wanted to die, and his reason was so powerful. I’m getting sick of seeing great villains rise, only to be killed off in the same movie. Killmonger would have made a great addition to the MCU. Possibly even an ally to Thanos. I hate seeing perfectl fine villains go to waste, when they have such potential and can add so much more.

But let me know what you think. Do you think they should’ve killed off Killmonger or let him live? What do you think of the political views that are in Black Panther? Do you think it should be so politically heavy or do you think they should’ve kept it more light, like the rest of the Marvel movies? And just in general what did you think of Black Panther, did you see it it’s opening weekend? Are you seeing it again this weekend?

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Don’t You Cry Review

  • Author: Mary Kubica
  • Publisher: MIRA books
  • Publication Date: May 17, 2016
  • Edition: 2016 paperback
  • Special Features: Sneak peek into, Every Last Lie.
  • Pages: 341
  • Price: $18.99 CAD ($15.99 USD)
  • ISBN: 978-0-7783-3051-6

After reading two of her previous books, I thought for sure I had this mystery done, and figured out. I know Mary Kubica likes to throw in twists and turns, and I thought for sure I cracked the case. Boy was I wrong. Near the end I pieced it together but by that point it was obvious, and it was later confirmed in the next chapter, but still.

All assumptions I conjured up were way off! Don’t You Cry was exciting, thrilling and fun to try and piece together. Even if I was wrong on multiple accounts. Mary Kubica is definitely an author to watch. At this rate she as wiggled her way into my top five favorite authors. I never thought I’d read a book, let alone three by the same author that would leave me stunned and bewildered like Kubica has managed to do with first, The Good Girl, then Pretty Baby, and now Don’t You Cry. She will have you second guessing everything, and once you think you have it solved, you’re changing your mind again. This psychological thriller will have your mind spinning.
I never wanted to put this done, and to just keep going. However things like work got in the way, and restricted me from reading for hours out of my day.
I’m excited to read Kubica’s next book Every Last Lie, because I’m sure it will be just has thrilling has Don’t You Cry, as well has The Good Girl (still can’t get over that one!)
My overall rating: 5/5 star. Could not put it down, and neither will you when you read this.

Would I recommend: Hell yes!
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Lord of Rage (Royal House of Shadows Novel, Book 2) Review

  • Author: Jill Monroe
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication Date: September 20, 2011
  • Edition: 2011 Paperback
  • Special Features: “Christmas In Cold Creek” sneak peek
  • Pages: 282
  • Price: $6.50 CAD ($5.50USD)
  • ISBN: 978-0-373-61868-2

Beast, meet princess. Princess, meet beast. Yes, this is the adult version of Disney’s, Beauty and the Beast. Brenda is the lost princess of Elden, and has been cast away by her parents for her own safety, in hopes that she and her brothers will one day return and reclaim their kingdom. Lost in an unknown places, Breena stumbles across a cottage and 3 bears  berserkers.

Osborn has sworn vengeance against all of Elden, but more particular the King, Queen and their children for the brutal slaying of his people. As the only berserkers left, Osborn has built a sheltered life for himself and his two brothers. But when they return home to find a distressed princess passed out in their home, little do they know their world is about to change.

A quick, easy, romance novel. Osborn is an aggressive brute, who doesn’t like change and wants what he wants, and will take it whenever he pleases. Breena is a, surprisingly down to earth, low maintenance princess, who demands very little. Except for the help for avenging her family.

Neither characters were overly interesting, or intriguing. It was just a lot of back an forth, “Don’t be alone with me”, ‘wait, let me touch your face’, ‘hold on, let me soothe you to sleep’, “I thought I told you to not be left alone with me”. Come to think of it, there really wasn’t much of a plot to this story. At least in the first book, Lord of the Vampires, Nicolai and Jane had to escape their captures. All Breena and Osborn had to accomplish was seeing you can repeat themselves the most, and breaking their own rules.
Overall rating: 5/5.

Would I recommend: I suppose. There’s was nothing wrong with Lord of Rage. If you’re looking for complexity, you won’t find it here. If you’re looking for romance, and no serious conversation or plot? Then yes you’ll love this book. It’s quick and easy to read. And if you’re looking to fill in time between reads, or tryin to catch up on your Goodreads challenge, then this book will be perfect.
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Justice League Movie Review

  • Directed by: Zack Snyder
  • Cast: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, J.K Simmons

So after seeing Justice League tonight, it is absolutely clear, that the DCEU is terrible at story and world building. Granted it was still an enjoyable movie, however it needs work. I hate pitting  DC against Marvel, but the truth is, is that Marvel does do a better job at committing you to their characters, and becoming invested in them. And a big thanks to that is the sole movies, something the DCEU lacks. That and so many reboots. Yes Sony has Spiderman which has been redone three times, but the Marvel story as a whole hasn’t been redone. Where has DC has redone Batman and his history too many times, you can’t get a foot in the door before you’re kicked out again.

While I enjoyed Cyborg, and Barry Allen a.k.a The Flash (but that feeling died quick) I wouldn’t have been sad if they’d die, or were no longer apart of the team. There wasn’t enough to make me feel anything towards the character. Towards the end Cyborg grew on me, but not enough that I’m eagerly awaiting his movie, or to see him again in a team up. However, Ray Fisher did a tremendous job at playing the part, it’s just unfortunately he was thrown at us, and there was too much to take in, as the movie as a whole, to make me love his character.

Barry Allen “Flash” was annoying, and I wanted him gone almost immediately. At first his corky jokes were fun, but the problem? They never stopped. Either it was the writing, or Ezra Miller trying to steal the show, and was putting in to much effort to be funny, it was just childish. He was the kind of annoying that you hoped something would happen to his character just to make the, boarding on obnoxious behaviour, stop. Especially the bat cave scene *insert intense eye roll here*.

Jason Momoa’s Aquaman ‘Arthur Curry”, I felt near the end was too much like Momoa himself, however I left the theatre eagerly awaiting to see his movie. Mainly because I have such faith in James Wong, and he’ll make sure the movie has what it needs, and rein in any behaviours, or creative choices that don’t belong in the film. And there was a nice little surprise, that we’ll be seeing more of the Aquaman’s feature film.

Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman “Diane Prince” (Gal Gadot) were the best in the film. Nothing too much to really add on them, other then they were the ones to carry this film. However, there was a major problem with Wonder Woman, and it had everything to do with how she was treated in this film. The Wonder Woman film is 10X more cleverly written, and thought out, especially once you’ve seen this movie. Diane Prince was just boarding on solely being a sexual object to the men. There were two terrible jokes involving The Flash and Aquaman. While everyone gets the title of “strong”, “warrior”, Wonder Woman in not one of them. Even though when it comes down to it, she could easily take out every single member of the Justice League should she see fit. But she doesn’t, nor does she belittle anyone with degrading comments or actions the way Aquaman and Flash did. And after the success of Wonder Woman (which was written by Allan Heinberg, so being written by a man is no excuse to knowing how to write a female character, it just depends on the man writing it) there is no excuse for her to have been treated son poorly by not only for fellow team mates, but by the people behind the camera bring her to life. And the two men behind Justice League, Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon.

The villain, Steppenwolf and his parademons, were weak opponents. Again he was just thrown at us, and made to believe he this otherworld, unimaginably powerful foe, and yet when you meet him, he’s meh. His defeat was slightly pathetic, and considering how it happened, the group should have managed to bring him down sooner.
Overall Rating: 3/5

Would I recommend: Justice League is still an enjoyable movie, and I would definitely see it again, however it has many flaws. Flaws that I hope are fixed with the upcoming movies. One of the flaws being Joss Whedon not returning to the franchise.
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Lord of the Vampires (Royal House of Shadows Novel) Review

  • Author: Gena Showalter
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication Date: August 23, 2011
  • Edition: Mass Market Paperback 2011
  • Special Features: Rancher Under Cover (Kelley Legacy miniseries) expert by Carla Cassidy.
  • Pages: 281
  • Price: $6.50 (CAD) $5.50 (US)
  • ISBN: 978-0-373-61866-8

After Showalter’s recent Lord of the Underworld books, Lord of the Vampires was a reminder of how much better LOTU used to be. Not that their not any good any more, but they used to be better. Lord of the Vampires was a fun little read, only 280 pages so it was quick.

If you like realistic type relationship, that move at a relatable speed, then you might not enjoy this book. Nicolas and Jane fall in love very quick, in a span of…a few days. But let’s be honest, if your coming for the romance, and supernatural element, you’re not too concerned about appropriate romance building.

Nicolai a prince was thought dead is back from the grave, and recruits the help of Jane who has suffered tremendous loss. Until one day she ends up in a realm of creatures she has been hired to study and falls (hard) for the prince. The kicker? The duo have met before, and yet have no recollection of their previous meetings. Together the escape their captures, and begin to make their way back to the lost kingdom of Elden to reclaim the throne. Along the way, both experience passion, and undyin love for one another (yup, that quickly).

One can hope that LOTU can find it’s way back to where it started, just like Lord of the Vampires reminded me.

My overall rating: 5/5 stars

Would I recommend: Yes, if you love Lords of the Underworld from it’s eariler days, then you’ll love Lord of the Vampires.
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