The Blood of Olympus (Book 5) by Rick Riordan



Title: The Blood of Olympus, 5th book of Heroes of Olympus


Author: Rick Riordan
Number of Pages: 502
If you liked: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
Song: Don't by Ed Sheeran


Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them—and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake.

The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it "might" be able to stop a war between the two camps.

The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.
**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FROM PREVIOUS BOOKS**
What to say... This book disappointing me quite a bit.

Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead (Jasper's Review)

Series: Bloodlines

Genre(s): Paranormal, Vampires, Romance

Pages: 416
In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.

Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive.

For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . .

Their worst fears now a chilling reality, Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour in this heart-pounding fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where all bets are off.


This book killed me.


Explanation...


Hey guys.

So it is now half way through October, and we've survived a month through the new school year. We've already gotten loads of work to do, so we're quite busy, and we haven't quite adjusted to our schedules. Yes, we're still reading, but all our work doesn't leave much time for uploading reviews. Hopefully, within the next few weeks, everything will normalize, and we'll return to regularly posting reviews and other bookish stuff. But for now, we are still figuring out our stuff, but we're really sorry.                

                                                                         
                                                                               - The Team at The Last Page at Midnight :)

The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Jasper's Review)

Rating: 2 out of 5

Book Info
Published: October 6th, 2009
Number of Pages: 374
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, Dystopian,
If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.

Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.

Everything is going to change.

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

Remember. Survive. Run.

Waiting on Wednesday: Blood of Olympus (BoOHoO)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This is where we share the books that we are waiting on.

OK, so in preparation of the upcoming release of Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan, I'm going to do a Waiting on Wednesday so I can fanboy online. And scream a bit. And cry a bit. Also another chance for entries into my BZRK giveaway!


The Blood Of Olympus, Book Five
Published October 7, 2014

Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them, and they’re stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake. The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance
Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it might be able to stop a war between the two camps. The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea’s army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.

Finally, A Giveaway!

So this is a moment everyone has been waiting for, as a small thank you for reading our blog, we're hosting a giveaway in preparation for the release of the 3rd book in the BZRK series by Michael Grant! For those of you who don't know, Michael Grant is the bestselling author of the Gone series.

This series has an average 4 out of 5 star rating on GoodReads and believe me, it's awesome. Here's the synopsis of the first book:


Set in the near future, BZRK is the story of a war for control of the human mind.  Charles and Benjamin Armstrong, conjoined twins and owners of the Armstrong Fancy Gifts Corporation, have a goal:  to turn the world into their vision of utopia.  No wars, no conflict, no hunger.  And no free will.  Opposing them is a guerrilla group of teens, code name BZRK, who are fighting to protect the right to be messed up, to be human.  This is no ordinary war, though.  Weapons are deployed on the nano-level. The battleground is the human brain.  And there are no stalemates here:  It’s victory . . . or madness. unfolds with hurricane force around core themes of conspiracy and mystery, insanity and changing realities, engagement and empowerment, and the larger impact of personal choice. Which side would you choose?  How far would you go to win?
Not convinced yet? Here are some reviews of the books...


“The graphic descriptions of what the real and artificial creatures . . . Add in some discussable ideas on the ethics of human experimentation and a smart, simple explanation of the potential in nanotechnology . . . . Round out the experience with realistically unpredictable characters and blockbuster action sequences to complete this thoroughly enjoyable, incredibly disturbing story.”—VOYA, perfect 10 review
“With simmering pots of sexual tension, near-nonstop action, and the threat of howling madness or brain-melting doom around every corpuscular corner, Grant’s new series is off to a breathless, bombastic start.”—Booklist, starred review
“A great choice for readers with a strong stomach, an interest in the future of biomedical technology and the essential ethical debate, or anyone willing to embark on an unnerving, frighteningly plausible thrill ride all around the globe.”—VOYA, perfect 10 review

So time for the giveaway! May the Odds be ever in your favour!
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Catch Me When I Fall by Vicki Leigh (Jasper's Review)

I got this book from www.netgalley.com It's an awesome site for finding new releases in eBook form.

My Rating: 4 out of 5
Recruited at his death to be a Protector of the Night, seventeen-year-old Daniel Graham has spent two-hundred years fighting Nightmares and guarding humans from the clawed, red-eyed creatures that feed off people’s fears. Each night, he risks his eternal life, having given up his chance at an afterlife when he chose to become a Protector. That doesn’t stop a burnt-out Daniel from risking daring maneuvers during each battle. He’s become one of the best, but he wants nothing more than to stop.

Then he’s given an assignment to watch over sixteen-year-old Kayla Bartlett, a clinically depressed patient in a psychiatric ward. Nightmares love a human with a tortured past. Yet, when they take a deep interest in her, appearing in unprecedented numbers, the job becomes more dangerous than any Daniel’s ever experienced. He fights ruthlessly to keep the Nightmares from overwhelming his team and Kayla. Soon, Daniel finds himself watching over Kayla during the day, drawn to why she’s different, and what it is about her that attracts the Nightmares. And him.

A vicious attack on Kayla forces Daniel to break the first Law and reveal his identity. Driven by his growing feelings for her, he whisks her away to Rome where others like him can keep her safe. Under their roof, the Protectors discover what Kayla is and why someone who can manipulate Nightmares has her in his sights. But before they can make a move, the Protectors are betrayed and Kayla is kidnapped. Daniel will stop at nothing to save her. Even if it means giving up his immortality.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Jasper's Review)


Rating: 5 out of 5

Book Info

552 pages

Published March 14th 2006 by Knopf Books for Young Readers


It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery.

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids - as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.

This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

Teaser Tuesday #2

Teaser Tuesday
Teaser Tuesday is a book meme hosted by Should be Reading. Description: Grab your current read, open to a random page and share 2 sentences from somewhere on that page (no spoilers please).

Jasper's Current Read: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared

The other discovery was in the mailbox when Aronsson [the police inspector] was leaving. Among the day's post, there was an official letter from the Vehicle Licencing Authority, which confirmed that a 1992 Yellow Scania K113 had changed owners. [From page 145]

Showcase Sunday #3



Showcase Sunday is a bookish meme started by Book, Biscuits, and Tea, where you list the new books or fandom merchandise you've received (from a bookstore, a library, as a gift, etc.) throughout the week. Since there will be a SS post every week*, the amount of books and merch shown on each, will vary


We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (Jasper's Review)

My Rating: 2 out of 5
A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.

A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.

A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.

A revolution. An accident. A secret.

Lies upon lies.

True love.

The truth.

Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Manali's Review)

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)Across the Universe by Beth Revis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*WARNING: SPOILERS*

Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone - one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship - tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.


Down on the Other Street by Jennifer Cie (Manali's Review)

Down On The Other Street: Volume IDown On The Other Street: Volume I by Jennifer Cie
My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Long winded, unemployed, and timid, on the first date Brendan Bloom is already in love. Comfortably arched over his body, Ryan contemplates murder. Cold, necklace gleaming against the pale tint of her collarbone, the passenger could have mercy. Not a little black book, but a faded love letter out from under the sheets. Some romances ignite on sight, others flare at the base of waterless tubs soaked in agitation. Rooted in the South, this collection of short stories delivers five electric confessions of love, sexuality, and identity across time.

The Giver by Lois Lowry (Jasper's Review)



Awesome new cover of The Giver

My Rating: 5/5 PERFECTION

Book info:

240 Pages
First Published in 1993



Lois Lowry's  The Giver is the quintessential dystopian novel, followed by its remarkable companions, Gathering BlueMessenger, and Son.

Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

Reviews! (Or The Lack Thereof)

Hey everyone!

So as you have seen, we haven't been writing reviews at the pace that we usually do, and we hope that you do understand, that an unforeseen circumstance has delayed our reviews, and that they will be delayed by a couple weeks, though they are definitely being written!

Thanks,
-The Last Page at Midnight Crew

Secret at Haney Field - R.M. Clark (Brandon's Review)

First of, I'd like to say that it was a pleasure to read this book!

Now onto the review!


Twelve-year-old April O'Day's summer has gotten off to a flying start. As the new bat retriever for the Harpoons, her hometown's minor-league team, she's fetching bats and doling out great advice to players and coaches alike. In a word, she's becoming indispensable. But mysterious things are happening at Haney Field, which April and her best friend—and fellow baseball enthusiast—Darren Plummer are determined to uncover. As they quickly learn, this is no ordinary season. In fact, it's a whole new ballgame!

Review
I would like to start off by saying that this book is a great book! The character development was at a steady pace, coupled by the hint of time traveling, and history that is mentioned by the book, really does make it an all-around good book. I really enjoyed reading this book, (if you couldn't tell), and even appreciated the glossary, to refresh myself on the terms!

-Brandon

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (Jasper's Review)

My Rating: 4.9/5

Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it’s like to be young
and in love with a girl, but also what it’s like to be young and in love with a book.”

— John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars,
for The New York Times Book Review

“Bono met his wife in high school,” Park says.
“So did Jerry Lee Lewis,” Eleanor answers.
“I’m not kidding,” he says.
“You should be,” she says, “we’re 16.”
“What about Romeo and Juliet?”
“Shallow, confused, then dead.”
“I love you,” Park says.
“Wherefore art thou,” Eleanor answers.
“I’m not kidding,” he says.
“You should be.”
Set over the course of one school year in 1986, Eleanor & Park is the story of two star-crossed misfits – smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love – and just how hard it pulled you under.



Rants With Manny #1 - Fated

This is not a review. I haven't actually completed any books since Control. I actually have only read about two pages of this book since I finished Control. This is just my little post to let out my thoughts, in more common terms; a rant.

BLOG TOUR: Lex Thomas QUARANTINE



Synopsis

"Lord of the Flies in a 21st-century high school setting.Welcome to Quarantine 3: The Burnouts , where readers of The Maze Runner, Gone, and Divergent go when they're hungry for more dark, compelling survival stories."


  When an explosion rocks David and Will's suburban high school one morning, a deadly virus is unleashed on the school. After a year of quarantine, with no adults around, the students have created their own society. All of the social cliques have developed into gangs-The Nerds, The Geeks, The Freaks, The Sluts, The Skaters, The Burnouts, The Pretty Ones, and The Varsity-and each gang provides a service with which they can barter for provisions. Without a gang, it's almost impossible to secure food, water, territory, or supplies. In the final installment in the Quarantine trilogy, the brothers are reunited on the Outside and it appears as if, for once everything is going right. But inside the school, Lucy is alone with no gang and no hope, until the Burnouts welcome her into their filthy arms.  (Goodreads)





Teaser Tuesday: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Review: Eleanor & Park Review
Teaser Tuesday
Teaser Tuesday is a book meme hosted by Should be Reading. Description: Grab your current read, open to a random page and share 2 sentences from somewhere on that page (no spoilers please).

I know I'm a bit late reading this book. But I've heard a lot of good stuff about this book so I decided to buy it and read it. I actually just finished on Sunday, but since I have no other book to tease for you, here's an excerpt for all of you.

   He tried to think about why he'd defended Tina.
   Why did it matter to him whether Tina was good or bad?  Eleanor was right: He and Tina weren't even friends. They weren't anything like friends. They hadn't even been friends in the sixth grade.
And that's it for today! Check back tomorrow.

Control by Lydia Kang (Manali's Review)

Control (Control, #1)Control by Lydia Kang
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*WARNING SPOILERS*

Oh, wow. This book...just wow. This book was so good. So...wow.


When a crash kills their father and leaves them orphaned, Zel knows she needs to protect her sister, Dyl. But before Zel has a plan, Dyl is taken by strangers using bizarre sensory weapons, and Zel finds herself in a safe house for teens who aren't like any she’s ever seen before—teens who shouldn't even exist. Using broken-down technology, her new friends’ peculiar gifts, and her own grit, Zel must find a way to get her sister back from the kidnappers who think a powerful secret is encoded in Dyl’s DNA.

A spiraling, intense, romantic story set in 2150—in a world of automatic cars, nightclubs with auditory ecstasy drugs, and guys with four arms—this is about the human genetic “mistakes” that society wants to forget, and the way that outcasts can turn out to be heroes.

Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey (Manali's Review)

Haunting Violet (Haunting Violet #1)Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yay for another book review! I have now run out of books to review. This is the third and final book I read last week...and now I have to start reading again if I'm gonna review any more.

Violet Willoughby doesn't believe in ghosts. But they believe in her. After spending years participating in her mother's elaborate ruse as a fraudulent medium, Violet is about as skeptical as they come in all matters supernatural. Now that she is being visited by a very persistent ghost, one who suffered a violent death, Violet can no longer ignore her unique ability. She must figure out what this ghost is trying to communicate, and quickly because the killer is still on the loose.

Afraid of ruining her chance to escape her mother's scheming through an advantageous marriage, Violet must keep her ability secret. The only person who can help her is Colin, a friend she's known since childhood, and whom she has grown to love. He understands the true Violet, but helping her on this path means they might never be together. Can Violet find a way to help this ghost without ruining her own chance at a future free of lies?

The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan (Manali's Review)

The Tragedy PaperThe Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*WARNING SPOILERS*

This was the second out of the three books I read last week...and this book literally brought me to tears. Not to many--one or two--but still.


Tim Macbeth, a seventeen-year-old albino and a recent transfer to the prestigious Irving School, where the motto is “Enter here to be and find a friend.” A friend is the last thing Tim expects or wants—he just hopes to get through his senior year unnoticed. Yet, despite his efforts to blend into the background, he finds himself falling for the quintessential “It” girl, Vanessa Sheller, girlfriend of Irving’s most popular boy. To Tim's surprise, Vanessa is into him, too, but she can kiss her social status goodbye if anyone ever finds out. Tim and Vanessa begin a clandestine romance, but looming over them is the Tragedy Paper, Irving’s version of a senior year thesis, assigned by the school’s least forgiving teacher.

Jumping between viewpoints of the love-struck Tim and Duncan, a current senior about to uncover the truth of Tim and Vanessa, The Tragedy Paper is a compelling tale of forbidden love and the lengths people will go to keep their love.

Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi (Manali's Review)

Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2)Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*WARNING SPOILERS*

I'm not going to bother with my little commentary at the beginning. I'm just gonna get right to the review.

It's been months since Aria learned of her mother's death.

Months since Perry became Blood Lord of the Tides, and months since Aria last saw him.

Now Aria and Perry are about to be reunited. It's a moment they've been longing for with countless expectations. And it's a moment that lives up to all of them. At least, at first.

Then it slips away. The Tides don't take kindly to former Dwellers like Aria. And the tribe is swirling out of Perry's control. With the Aether storms worsening every day, the only remaining hope for peace and safety is the Still Blue. But does this haven truly exist?

Threatened by false friends and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, Can their love survive through the ever night?

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (Manali's Review)

Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

*WARNING SPOILERS*

Hello again. I know I haven't posted a review in a while, and this is because I went on a two month reading break, during which I just couldn't pick up a book and read, because I couldn't focus and stay interested and so on. So I just stopped reading. But I'm glad to say, that I'm back into it. Now, this isn't one of the three books I read in this past week, I actually read this back in May. Actually, one of the books I read this week was the sequel to this book, Through the Ever Night, and I couldn't post the review without posting this one, this being the first book. I was feeling a bit OCD. So here's my review.

Since she'd been on the outside, she'd survived an Aether storm, she'd had a knife held to her throat, and she'd seen men murdered.

This was worse.

Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland--known as The Death Shop--are slim. If the cannibals don't get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She's been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He's wild--a savage--and her only hope of staying alive.

A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile--everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria's help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must accept each other to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.

Showcase Sunday #2




Showcase Sunday is a bookish meme started by Book, Biscuits, and Tea, where you list the new books or fandom merchandise you've received (from a bookstore, a library, as a gift, etc.) throughout the week. Since there will be a SS post every week, the amount of books and merch shown on each, will vary.

So...about the "...there will be a SS post every week", yeah...no. Not sure what happened, but no one ended up posting this for about three weeks. Now because of that, we've stuck all of the books that we've gotten over the past month into one post.

Cover Reveal - Vampire Down by Steven Montano!

Today, I am very excited to be able to help author Steven Montano reveal the cover for his final installment in the Blood Skies series, Vampire Down!!


Releases June 27, 2014

Voice of an Angel by Becky Lower (Jasper's Review)


5/5

*looks up from cellphone* "THE BOOK IS DONE?!"
OH. MY. GOD. This book was pretty darn awesome. But before I get ahead of myself, I just want to tell you the genre of this book. Its a romance. But even if you hate sappy romances, read on, please, you can thank me later ;D

Synopsis:
Who knew that being a hard news reporter in a war zone could be that bad. Running around with the army, wearing fatigues, hiding in bushes, getting shrapnel in your heart. Awesome right? Well it kind of is all worth it in the end when you wake up from your drug-induced sleep in the US, being tended upon by the sexiest nurse you've ever seen. That's the life of Max Bainbridge.

My Rant(ish) #1: CoHF, TFioS, Canadianisms, A French YouTuber and German. | Madness Mondays #1

OK I know I haven't been posting anything for the past while and I just want to tell y'all that I've been really busy reading so there should be a few reviews up soon.

To Cassandra Clare:


I EFFING LUVED IT!!!


To TFIOS Producers:

I EFFING LUVED THAT TOO. I BAWLED MY EYES OUT I TELL YOU. All of us here at the blog actually went together today. That was pretty awesome. YanLin and I just died halfway through. And... she kept on crying after we came out. We went into the Indigo pop-up store in Scarborough Town Centre and the cashiers gave her a box of tissues :P It was that good. All those feels.




Sorry, I couldn't help it :D

I've also recently discovered this awesome French YouTuber named Cyprien. So for all of you who speak French, I really suggest you to check him out. And for those of you who don't...Check him out anyways, he's hilarious.

En Français...

J'ai découvert un YouTuber qui s'appelle Cyprien, pour les personnes qui parlent Français je suggeste que vous allez regarder ses vidéos. Il est hilarant. Vraiment hilarant. Mais pas pour les enfants...

His/Son YouTube Channel: http://youtube.com/user/MonsieurDream

Agent Ai by Michael Wreford - DNF (Brandon's Review)

Hi, my name is Brandon! (if you couldn't read in the title) I'd like to start by just saying that I've known these guys for a long time, and that this is going to be the first review that I have ever written. So have fun!

-Brandon

Synopsis


Journalist and SIS (MI6) contract agent George Quant arrives on the run in Beijing. Estranged from Karen, his Moscow-based handler, George is thrust into Asia's clandestine underworld of gentleman spies, nefarious business people, and murderous Party members. With his past catching up with him, George discovers that not everyone in China can be trusted.

At the centre of George Quant's dilemma lie two men: investor-adventurer Pierce de Havilland, and Karen's trusted contact known only as "Ho". Both successful in their own right, the rivals offer diverging perspectives on China's future. As their intentions grow clearer, George recognises that an important choice looms - adopting the life of a millionaire fugitive, or accepting the call of a higher moral imperative.


From his initial assignment in Cambodia in the late '90s - between the drinks, drugs and dangerous card games - George's high octane adventures spill across London, Moscow, and Beijing, before culminating in Hong Kong. Alarmed by Karen's increasing demands and damaged by her unrequited love, he begins to search for a way to disentangle himself from an expanding web of deception.


Review

So as I note in the title, this is a DNF review. Just a note, I read up to Chapter 2, Part 6. Honestly, I just didn't find the beginning of the book very interesting and easy to hook onto, and that's why I'm here writing this DNF review.

-Brandon

Fandom Friday: PERNICO!

Fandom Fridays


**SPOILERS**
Today is...

*drumroll*

FANDOM FRIDAY! 

I just wanna start this post off by saying I LOVE PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS. It's definitely on my list of best series ever written. But... it's not gonna be the first series I'll be talking about today. It's about the fact revealed in House of Hades. About Nico's secret love. All you Demigods reading this should know where I'm going with this. If you don't know, shame on you. So think a bit more. A little bit more. No? You don't know? OK fine, this post is about the awesome new fandom that sprouted up last October, PERNICO! P. E. R. N. I. C. O.

Guest Post: David Vermont, author of The Last Confession of the Vampire Judas Iscariot

Currently, we are participating in a blog tour for the book The Last Confession of the Vampire Judas Iscariot by David Vermont. This is the first installment in the series of posts. Please welcome David Vermont to the blog!


David Vermont Talks about Making Vampires Evil Again
All readers wonder where authors get their story ideas. David Vermont, author of The Last Confession of the Vampire Judas Iscariot admits that it was the storyof Judas as a vampire that kept invading his thoughts.


David: "I was halfway through my first attempt on a different book when the story of
Judas as a vampire kept invading thoughts. At first I resisted, what if I got halfway
through Judas and then couldn't finish? Then I would have two books half done
and nothing to show for it. I put aside my other book and began writing The Last
Confession of the Vampire Judas Iscariot. It was the best decision I made.
In The Last Confession of the Vampire Judas Iscariot, I try to present theology in an
interesting way through the narrative. I think there is a lot to be said about theology
using fiction. Theology is the deepest of studies, especially if you challenge the
reader with hard theology, not the wishy-washy feel good theology of modernism."

Super Saver Saturday Book Edition (Canada): #2


Super Saver Saturday Book Edition (Canada), is a meme that we created that will display a different book each post, that you can get for an amazing deal. 

This week's deal is...

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
                                                     
Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1) 

  Ever since I found out about this book, I've always wanted to read it, but never got to, and I still haven't. Even though none of us have read 'Dorothy Must Die' (yet), y'all can beat us to it, and with this deal, you can own it for a lower price too!



  Currently on the Indigo/Chapters website, you can get this 432-paged hardcover for only $10.99, instead of the normal, in-store price of $21.99. The bad thing, is that I don't know when this amazing deal ends, so I recommend y'all to go order it right now!

Blog Tour: Destiny and Synchrony



Shiz... this review is late :( Ok anyways, over the past couple of weeks I have been reading 2 books called Destiny and Synchrony, they are the first two books in a series by Cindy Ray Hale.

I am going to write two reviews, the second will be posted a day after the first. 


What is this book about?

Destiny Clark is an average teenage girl, save that she can't wear short sleeves, date outside of her community and can't drink caffeine, like NO STARBUCKS! I guess she's not that normal then... So let me start again.

Destiny Clark is a teenage girl that can't drink coffee, wear short sleeves or date outside of her church. 

In this modern day Romeo and Juliet story, Destiny Clark falls in love with her bother's ex-BFF, Isaac. Sure, so far the story looks pretty normal right, except for Destiny that is. But look again. Destiny Clark is Mormon and Isaac is Baptist. Mormons can't date outside of their church, so this romance seems to be doomed from the start. Or is it. Read this rollercoaster of book, through romantic trysts and failures.

Bout of Books: Update #2

      
Final Results

Hello, y'all! The Bout of Books challenge is officially over! But 

unfortunately, we did not reach our goal of 20 books. So we're 

a bit upset about that. 

Bout of Books 10: Challenge #7 - Retitle Your Current Read

I was really excited to do this challenge actually. I have read so many books where I found that the title had nothing to do with the actual book. It just so turns out that my current read, If I Stay, could use a little work in the title department as well. There's really no "If" in the book, she knows, we know, everyone knows from the start of the time she is standing over her body that she wants to stay, so there really is no point to the "If." If I were the author I would name it...

*drum roll please*

+1 for my awesome Photoshop skills :D

(Left: Actual Cover, Right: Retitled)