So, haaaaaaaaave you met my friend, Thomas?

So, normally I do not do shout outs, but holy spamoni this man deserves it.

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Meet Thomas. Thomas is the man behind SFReviews, but if you are from BookTube, you probably know him as SFF180; or the guy who does review on SCIFI and Fantasy with the adorabe cat mascot.

This man has been blogging for 14 years! (18, if you count his prepping years!) Because of him, I found new, and exciting books to read. While most of the reviews I follow are for Young Adult, he is more of a wide varity.

Because of him, I have found authors I would have probably never found on my own, like Eliszbeth Bear, Andy Weir, and make me dig deeper into this mysterious man called Scalzi.

His reviews can be short and sweet to lengthy and detailed. He is one of my top go to’s every week, and never dissapoints. I always find something interesting to look up, thanks to him.

Not only is he a good reviewer, he has charisma! Something that some reviewers tend to lack, I know I do at times haha. He is funny, witty and very much takes pride into what he does.

He is also one stellar of a friend!

If he was a book, and this was a review, I would have to give SFF180/SFReviews.net by Thomas M. Wagner an honest 5/5, would recommend to anyone.

He is having a giveaway right now!

Click here to find out more!:

I wish you all luck, and early congrats to you, Thomas!

Over and out,

Reisa

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Title: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Author: Michelle Hodkin

Series: Yes, first of a trilogy.

Age Range: I would say 16 and up.

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Paranormal, Psychological Thriller

Would I recommend it to anyone: Someone who wants a mind bending.

Description on Goodreads:

Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.

There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.

She’s wrong.

Review:

As with most books, I went into this blind. I didn’t know what to expect of it, and quite frankly I still don’t. That excites me. From the very beginning you are on a mind trip with miss “Mara Dyer”. Something has happened, something terrible. I am not going to give any spoilers, even from the beginning. I will say that this was a VERY HARD BOOK TO PUT DOWN. I felt like I WAS Mara, going through the motions, feeling like it was all happening to me. Miss Hodkin’s can really capture you, and mess with your brain. Nothing is what it seems. I like where this series is going and I am definitely moving onto “The Evolution of Mara Dyer” as soon as possible and will be gripping until I can get “The Retribution of Mara Dyer”.

 

 

My Rating: 5/5

 

Goodreads Link:

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11408650-the-unbecoming-of-mara-dyer?ac=1

 

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Reisa Reviews: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson’s website:

http://brandonsanderson.com/

Goodreads Link:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17182126-steelheart

Amazon (Opens on Hardcover):

http://www.amazon.com/Steelheart-The-Reckoners-Brandon-Sanderson/dp/0385743564/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1392334746&sr=1-1

Barnes and Noble (Opens on Hardcover):

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/steelheart-brandon-sanderson/1114016095?ean=9780385743563

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So all the normal links!….

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/14521803-reisa-dragunov

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/ReisaReads

My Book Blog:

https://seraquinn.wordpress.com/

Instagram:

http://www.instagram.com/ReisaReads

Tumblr:

http://www.reisareads.tumblr.com

Bookies Subreddit:

http://www.reddit.com/r/Bookies/new/

My written review:

https://seraquinn.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/reisa-reviews-steelheart-by-brandon-sanderson/

BookTubers Mentioned:

BooksNerd:

http://www.youtube.com/user/RobotinSoul

WellDoneBooks:

http://www.youtube.com/user/WellDoneBooks/

Reisa Reviews: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Title: Steelheart

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Series: Yes.

Age Range: I would say 16 and up.

Genre: Young Adult, Sci Fi Fantasy, Comic Book like, Superheroes

Would I recommend it to anyone: Very much so

Description on Goodreads:

There are no heroes.

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics.

But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills.

Nobody fights the Epics… nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.

And David wants in. He wants Steelheart—the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David’s father. For years, like the Reckoners, David’s been studying, and planning—and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.

He’s seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge.

Review:

Holy moley. This book is amazing! I went into this book completely blind and let me tell you… it was worth it. I can’t think of a better start to my love of Mr. Sanderson.

Now, don’t get me wrong! I have wanted to start his books before, but nothing really caught my eye as much as Steelheart. I wanted to read Mistborn, I wanted to dive into The Rithmatist , I even wanted to jump into his Stormlight Archives. But… I just didn’t. I don’t know. I have no excuse. I just didn’t.

But now I crave it. His writing is something that can not be mimicked. It cannot be faked.

Now, as for Steelheart? Very very fast-paced, amazing in depth characters, lovely world building and just… wow. I would have to say I would recommend it for older teens though due to the graphic nature of some passages and characters. Other than that, stunning.

I found myself just losing hours with this book. Forgetting I had things to do, places to be and words to say. It can consume you, and I don’t want to go into too much detail, but from the prologue itself… I was caught like a fish on a hook.

I give it the rating I do, merely because toward the end some of it was predictable, but the reason it’s a .8 is the ending itself saved it from being a .5

Highly reccomended.

My Rating: 4.8/5

Goodreads Link:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17182126-steelheart

My video review: