Comic Book Haul [#55]

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Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Comic Book Haul! Today I want to show you what I got this week in comics. I have always been a lover/reader/collector of all sorts of comic books and I can’t wait to show you which ones I got this week.


Detective Comics #939A & 939B

Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: August 24, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

“Rise of the Batmen” part six! The full scope of the Colony’s plans, and their mysterious leader, have all been revealed…so what’s it going to take to stop them? Believe us, you are not prepared for the last scene!

Batgirl #2A & 2B

Writer: Hope Larson
Artist: Rafael Albuquerque
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: August 24, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

“Beyond Burnside” part two. Batgirl is off to Singapore! Following the mysterious advice of the ancient superhero known as Fruit Bat, Babs dives into the dangerous world of MMA fighting. But her first opponent may be more than just an adversary in the ring. Could she be connected to Babs’ new travel-companion-slash-maybe-crush?

The Flash #5A & 5B

Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Neil Googe
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: August 24, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

“Lightning Strikes Twice” part five! With Central City now protected by dozens of freshly trained Flashes, Barry Allen takes time out to explore a new relationship. Meanwhile, a serial killer targets citizen speedsters as Wally West takes his first steps toward becoming the new Kid Flash…

Harley’s Little Black Book #4A & 4B

Writer: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Billy Tucci
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: August 24, 2016
Cover Price: $4.99

Harley’s been to some very strange places in her bizarre life…but an alternate-reality time-travel trip is a new one even for her! Somehow, some way, Harley’s managed to find herself in the world of the Bombshells, a universe where female heroes have taken to the battlefield of World War II! And most unbelievably of all…she’s gonna meet herself?! Our heads hurt already.

Titans #2A & 2B

Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: August 24, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

“The Return of Wally West” continues in TITANS #2! When Abra Kadabra conjures up doppelgängers of the Titans to wreak havoc on Keystone City, the team must face their greatest enemy yet-themselves!

Deathstroke #1A & 1B

Writer: Christopher Priest
Artist: Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: August 24, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

“The Professional” part one! Deathstroke’s latest contract takes him to a war-torn African country, where he finds himself caught in the middle of a disintegrating alliance between a ruthless dictator and a deadly super-villain. With an entire nation at stake, Slade Wilson must choose between fulfilling his contract and saving an old friend.

Archie #11A & 11B

Writer: Mark Waid
Artist: Veronica Fish
Publisher: Archie Comics
Release Date: August 24, 2016
Cover Price: $3.99

Archie and Jughead have been playing their instruments in Archie’s garage for a while, but now it’s finally time for them to take their talents elsewhere. Veronica suggests that the two form a band – assuming, of course, that shegets to be their lead singer. This bothers Betty, since music was a deep connection that she had always shared with Archie – so she’ll just have to form her own rival band. Now it’s #TeamArchie vs. #TeamBetty in a battle of the bands that has the whole school picking sides!

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Annual #1A & 1B

Writer: Jorge Corona, James Kochalka, Trey Moore, Ross Thibodeaux,Kyle Higgins, Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Jorge Corona, James Kochalka, Terry Moore, Rob Guillory, Rod Reis, Huang Danlan
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Release Date: August 24, 2016
Cover Price: $7.99

Comics creators come together to celebrate their mutual love of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers!
From short stories like “The Origin of Goldar” to “What Would Happen If Bulk and Skull Became Rangers?”, this oversized, anthology collection features contributions from creators like Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), Rob Guillory (Chew), James Kochalka (Monkey vs Robot), and more!
40 pages of new story and art!


There ya have it! My Comic Book Haul for this week. Let me know if you guys read any of these series and let’s spark a conversation!

Until next time,

Sig New

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Must Reads By the End of 2016 | Top 5 Wednesday [#32]

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Welcome back to another Top 5 Wednesday! This fun weekly meme was created by Lainey over at GingerReadsLainey. If you want to join in the fun and be apart of the #T5W … you can find all the details at the GoodReads page.

This week’s topic is Top 5 Must Reads By the End of 2016.

The end of 2016 is fast approaching. Only 4 and a half months left. How crazy is that? The second half of the year has some amazing books being released that I am super pumped for. I’ve been waiting all year for these ones and I MUST READ THEM BEFORE 2016 IS OVER. So let’s get into them!


5. Midnight Star by Marie Lu

The Midnight StarThe thrilling finale to the New York Times bestselling Young Elites series from “hit factory” Marie Lu.

There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.

Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all that she’s achieved.

Adelina’s forced to revisit old wounds when a new danger appears, putting not only Adelina at risk, but every Elite and the very world they live in. In order to save herself and preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest—though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger.

4. Boy Robot by Simon Curtis

Boy RobotSeventeen-year-old Isaak discovers the truth about his origin and the underground forces that must come together to fight against a secret government organization formed to eradicate those like him in this high-octane science fiction debut.

There once was a boy who was made, not created.

In a single night, Isaak’s life changed forever.

His adoptive parents were killed, a mysterious girl saved him from a team of soldiers, and he learned of his own dark and destructive origin.

An origin he doesn’t want to believe, but one he cannot deny.

Isaak is a Robot: a government-made synthetic human, produced as a weapon and now hunted, marked for termination.

He and the Robots can only find asylum with the Underground—a secret network of Robots and humans working together to ensure a coexistent future.

To be protected by the Underground, Isaak will have to make it there first. But with a deadly military force tasked to find him at any cost, his odds are less than favorable.

Now Isaak must decide whether to hold on to his humanity and face possible death…or to embrace his true nature in order to survive, at the risk of becoming the weapon he was made to be.

3. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Empire of StormsThe long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don’t.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Aelin’s journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?

2. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Crooked KingdomKaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.

1. Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes

Crystal StormAn epic clash between gods and mortals threatens to tear Mytica apart . . . and prove that not even the purest of love stands a chance against the strongest of magic.

MAGNUS and CLEO are forced to test the strength of their love when Gaius returns to Mytica claiming he’s no longer the King of Blood but a changed man seeking redemption.

LUCIA, pregnant with the child of a Watcher, has escaped the clutches of the unhinged fire god. Her powers are dwindling as she goes forth to fulfill a prophecy that will keep her baby safe . . . but could mean her demise.

JONAS treks back to Mytica with a plan to overtake Amara, but fate takes hold when he runs into the beautiful Princess Lucia and joins her on her perilous journey.

AMARA has taken the Mytican throne, but with no way to unleash the water magic trapped within her stolen crystal, she’ll never be able to seize glory and get sweet revenge.

And what kind of darkness will descend–and who will be safe–after Prince Ashur reveals the dangerous price he paid to cheat death?


IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN OR HEARD OF ANY OF THESE LOVELY BOOKS, THEN YOU’VE BEEN LIVING UNDER YOUR ROCK FOR FAR TOO LONG AND SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF.

I hope you enjoyed my Top 5 Wednesday this week. What books must you read by the end of this year? Let me know!

Until next time,

Sig New

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Strange the Dreamer | Waiting on Wednesday [#21]

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Hey guys!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.

So here’s what I’m waiting on this week!


Strange the Dreamer

Author: Laini Taylor
Series: Strange the Dreamer #1
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 28th 2017

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Strange the DreamerA breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist andNew York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer is the story of:

the aftermath of a war between gods and men.
a mysterious city stripped of its name.
a mythic hero with blood on his hands.
a young librarian with a singular dream.
a girl every bit as dangerous as she is in danger.
alchemy and blood candy, nightmares and godspawn, moths and monsters, friendship and treachery, love and carnage.

Welcome to Weep.

Why I’m Waiting

This book sounds like it is going to be a oddly written one. And that intrigues me beyond belief. I love when authors take you on a mind bending adventure. Especially one that sounds like it’s going to be written like a dream.

P.S. Laini Taylor is the author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series!


What has you guys waiting this week? Let me know down below!

Until next time,

Sig New

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Weekly Cover Reveal Recap | August 15 – August 21

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Hey guys!

Here are the covers that were revealed during the week of August 15 – August 21. Click the author to hop on over to their GoodReads page to add it to you’re TBR!

CONTEMPORARY

The Last Thing You Said by Sara Biren

Published by Amulet Books

April 4th 2017

The Last Thing You SaidLast summer, Lucy’s and Ben’s lives changed in an instant. One moment, they were shyly flirting on a lake raft, finally about to admit their feelings to each other after years of yearning. In the next, Trixie—Lucy’s best friend and Ben’s sister—was gone, her heart giving out during a routine swim. And just like that, the idyllic world they knew turned upside down, and the would-be couple drifted apart, swallowed up by their grief. Now it’s a year later in their small lake town, and as the anniversary of Trixie’s death looms, Lucy and Ben’s undeniable connection pulls them back together. They can’t change what happened the day they lost Trixie, but the summer might finally bring them closer to healing—and to each other.

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

Published by Speak

August 2016

The Truth About ForeverIn The Truth About Forever, when asked how she is coping with her father’s death, invariably seventeen year old Macy Queen’s answer is “fine,” when nothing could be further from the truth. In actuality, she is drowning in grief while maintaining a flawless façade of good grades and unblemished behavior. Though she feels lost when her boyfriend heads to “Brain Camp” for the summer, she finds herself a job with the quirky Wish Catering crew, and meets “sa-woon”-worthy Wes, whose chaotic lifestyle is in direct opposition to her own.

As the two share their stories over the summer, Macy realizes she can no longer keep her feelings on ice. Though it feels like her future ended with her dad’s death, Macy’s learns that forever is all about beginnings.

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Published by Dutton Books for Young Readers

February 14th 2017

We Are OkayMarin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since that day four months ago—the day she left California with only her cell phone, wallet, and a plane reservation. No one knows the truth of those final weeks of summer, when everything changed. Not even her best friend Mabel, whom Marin has completely shut out. But even from thousands of miles away, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. She can still hear the waves crashing on Ocean Beach and smell the sweetness of her grandfather’s cakes, which she’ll never taste again.

Now that winter break is upon her, and the campus has emptied, Mabel is coming to visit, forcing Marin to face everything that’s been left unsaid for months and finally confront the loneliness that began so many years before with the loss of her mother.

FANTASY 

Frostblood by Elly Blake (Frostblood Saga #1)

Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

January 17th 2017

Frost BloodSeventeen-year-old Ruby is a fireblood who must hide her powers of heat and flame from the cruel frostblood ruling class that wants to destroy all that are left of her kind. So when her mother is killed for protecting her and rebel frostbloods demand her help to kill their rampaging king, she agrees. But Ruby’s powers are unpredictable, and she’s not sure she’s willing to let the rebels and an infuriating (yet irresistible) young man called Arcus use her as their weapon. All she wants is revenge, but before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to take part in the king’s tournaments that pit fireblood prisoners against frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her and from the icy young man she has come to love.

Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead (The Glittering Court #2)

Published by Razorbill

April 25th 2017

Midnight JewelA refugee of war, Mira was cast out of her home country and thrust into another, where the conditions were inhospitable at best. In a life-altering twist of fate, she is given the chance to escape once more, and she takes it, joining the Glittering Court.

Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies who appear destined for powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. There, Mira finds herself subjected to persecution, not only from her fellow Glittering Court jewels, but from her suitors, as well—men she would potentially be expected to give her life to.

By day, she goes through the motions, learning the etiquette and customs that will help to earn her anonymity, even making a couple true friends in the process, the forthright ladies’ maid Adelaide and the ambitious laundress Tamsin. But by night, Mira hatches a different plan entirely—one that, if exposed, could get her hanged in the highest court of Adoria.

Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Untitled #1)

Published by Knopf

March 28th 2017

Blood Rose RebellionSixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to perform the simplest spells. Anna would do anything to belong. But her fate takes another course when, after inadvertently breaking her sister’s debutante spell—an important chance for a highborn young woman to show her prowess with magic—Anna finds herself exiled to her family’s once powerful but now crumbling native Hungary.

Her life might well be over.

In Hungary, Anna discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. Not the people around her, from her aloof cousin Noémi to the fierce and handsome Romani Gábor. Not the society she’s known all her life, for discontent with the Luminate is sweeping the land. And not her lack of magic. Isolated from the only world she cares about, Anna still can’t seem to stop herself from breaking spells.

As rebellion spreads across the region, Anna’s unique ability becomes the catalyst everyone is seeking. In the company of nobles, revolutionaries, and Romanies, Anna must choose: deny her unique power and cling to the life she’s always wanted, or embrace her ability and change that world forever.

DYSTOPIAN

The Burning World by Isaac Marion (Warm Bodies #3)

Published by Atria

February 7th 2017

The Burning WorldBeing alive is hard. Being human is harder. But since his recent recovery from death, R is making progress. He’s learning how to read, how to speak, maybe even how to love, and the city’s undead population is showing signs of life. R can almost imagine a future with Julie, this girl who restarted his heart—building a new world from the ashes of the old one.

And then helicopters appear on the horizon. Someone is coming to restore order. To silence all this noise. To return things to the way they were, the good old days of stability and control and the strong eating the weak. The plague is ancient and ambitious, and the Dead were never its only weapon.

How do you fight an enemy that’s in everyone? Can the world ever really change? With their home overrun by madmen, R, Julie, and their ragged group of refugees plunge into the otherworldly wastelands of America in search of answers. But there are some answers R doesn’t want to find. A past life, an old shadow, crawling up from the basement.

Soul Finder by Jacinta Maree (The Immortal Gene #2)

Published by Inked Rabbit Publishing

September 16th 2016

Soul FinderSince being discovered as Soulless, Nadia has become a target for both terrorist groups and government corporations. Now, her only hope for survival rests in the hands of the man sent out to kill her: Diesel, the Mad Dog terrorist.

Diesel is determined to free himself of the never ending curse of reincarnation and the haunting memories that plague his mind. But when his search leads him to Nadia, a greater desire stills him from taking her life.

Unable to see into Diesel’s cracking mind, Nadia instead puts her faith into his strength, fueled by eleven generations of unmatched rage and insanity. Their tight-rope relationship balances the two between life and death, love and rage, trust and betrayal.
Tension pulls at the hems of their dangerous companionship, and as time runs out all madmen must eventually make their choice.


Well that’s it for this week! Are you looking forward to any of these books? Let me know in the comments below! Stay tuned for next weeks cover reveals!

Until next time,

Sig New

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#ReadThemAllThon Update #1

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Hey guys!

Summer is almost over, oh no! But not to worry, because to kick off the end of summer I present to you Pokemon Indigo League Read-a-Thon, also known as #ReadThemAllThon

This read-a-thon is hosted by Aentee from Read at Midnight. This read-a-thon runs from August 14th – September 4th. So after the first week, I bring you my first update! I am on track to hopefully complete most of my badges, so let’s see where I stand!

#ReadThemAllThon

Update #1

Boulder Badge:

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (50 pages in)

Cascade Badge:

EXIT, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston (N/A)

Thunder Badge:

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Rainbow Badge:

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera (100 pages in)

Soul Badge:

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (N/A)

Marsh Badge:

The Darkest Magic by Morgan Rhodes (N/A)

Flame Badge:

The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow (100 pages in)

Earth Badge:

The Swan Riders by Erin Bow (N/A)


So far I have read 1 book: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

And I have started 3 books: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff / HIAYLM by Adam Silvera / The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

So far I think I am off to a good start. There is still 2 more weeks left in the #ReadThemAllThon and I am thinking I can knock a few more of those books off my list!


I will be posting my second update post on August 28th, so stay tuned! And don’t hesitate to join in on the fun as well!

Until next time,

Sig 3

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Sunshine Blogger Award #2

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I was nominated by the lovely Sush from Fervently Curious for the Sunshine Blogger Award. First off I want to thank her for the nomination, it really means a lot. And secondly I want you all to go check her blog right now. It’s amazing!

Rules:
– Answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
– Nominate some wonderful bloggers and write 11 questions for them to answer


Do you love travelling? Where all have you been so far?

I loved travelling but for reasons that some may find odd. I really enjoy plane rides for one. I know some people tend to get frightened or anxious on planes, but I love every moment from the take off, to the turbulence, and finally to the landing. I find it to be a thrilling experience. Secondly I love eating. That means I am only going to go to places I know is going to have good food to over indulge in!

I have only seen the eastern hemisphere so far. This includes Montreal, Winnipeg, New York City, Buffalo, North and South Carolina, Miami for the cities and states in Canada/America. Mexico, Dominican, Jamaica, Bahamas, Cayman Islands for the Caribbean.

Places I want to go right now if I could would be: South Korea, Japan, England, France, Italy, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and Thailand!

Do you prefer e-books or physical books? 

I like a good mix of both. When I’m at home I like to curl up with a physical book and read for hours, but when I’m travelling or commuting to work I would rather have a e-book with me. It’s more portable and saves space and hassles.

Do you buy books online or from a bookshop? 

Again I do a mixture of both. Books tend to be a tad bit cheaper online, so I do do most of my shopping there, but I love the smell and atmosphere of book stores. I don’t think I have ever left empty handed when I go to them.

If you could have a super power, what would you choose? Why? 

There are so many good ones I wouldn’t mind having. Mind control because who wouldn’t want to have people do whatever you want? Invisibility so I can remain unseen and sneak around places. Time freezing to get out of sticky situations. The list is endless, but those would be my top three for sure!

What’s your dream job? 

I want to work in the publishing field. Whether it’s on the marketing side, or editing side of it. I wouldn’t mind working for a bookstore head office too. Maybe be in charge of book buying for the YA/Teen departments.

I also want to write my own book one day. It’s a far off dream and definitely something I want to work towards!

What is your signature makeup look? 

I don’t wear make up. I don’t really need to. I do sometimes cover up a blemish or zit when it’s really bad though.

Which celebrity would you love to meet?

I would love to meet quite a few. One would be the KPOP sensation Girls’ Generation, especially my idol Hyoyeon. And others include Henry Cavill, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson, Mindy Kaling, and Tyler Posey!

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading quite a number of things:

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Graphic Novel)

Do you like reading indoors or outdoors?

I like a mixture of both. If the weather isn’t too humid, I like to read on my balcony. But definitely I do most of my reading in my bed where I can be comfy and cozy.

What’s the one thing/person that can always make you smile? 

Food? Honestly.

I’m going for all you can eat KBBQ tonight and that makes me really really happy right now. (Sorry boy who I’m dating… you know food trumps all)

Coffee or tea

Tea 100%. Coffee is disgusting.


My Questions!