The Princess Bride Tag

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I was tagged to do The Princess Bride Tag by Michaela @ Journey into Books! If you don’t know who she is, you should definitely go check her out!!

Okay so I’ve never actually read The Princess Bride (I know, I know, I’ll get right on that), but I did watch the movie for the first time this year and I loved it!! So yes, I will be reading the book eventually.

So let’s do this tag!

The Princess Bride Tag

Westley: Favorite Romantic Hero

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Cas

PRINCESS BUTTERCUP: FAVORITE RAGS TO RICHES STORY

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Aladdin in The Forbidden Wish!! If you haven’t read this retelling yet, you NEED TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

DREAD PIRATE ROBERTS: FAV BOOK WITH PIRATES OR ONE YOU WANT TO READ

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I read this series forever ago, but I remember really loving it and I actually really want to read it again.

PRINCE HUMPERDINK: VILLAIN YOU LOVE TO HATE OR ONE THAT IS JUST FUNNY

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Really any villain from the Percy Jackson series. They are all either hilarious, or I love to hate them.

ROUS: BEST FANTASTICAL MONSTER

Do Fae count?

If not then Dragons or Deamons/Vampires

AS YOU WISH: A BOOK WITH A SWEET ROMANCE

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Anise and Lincoln!!!

MWARRIGE: NAME TWO BOOK CHARACTERS THAT YOU SHIP AND TWO THAT YOU DON’T

Ship: Audrey Rose and Thomas (aka Wadsworth and Cresswell) from Stalking Jack the Ripper

DO NOT SHIP: Alice and Max from Dreamology

FEZZICK, VEZZINI & MONTOYA: FAVORITE BOOK CRIME GROUP

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INIGO MONTOYA: BEST REVENGE STORY

Ummmm I’m coming up blank on this one… but I know I’ve read some good ones.

BOOK VS MOVIE: WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE? BOTH? WHY?

Like I said above, I’ve only seen the movie, which I loved. But I’ll let you know when I read the book!!

I tag:

Have you read or watched The Princess Bride?! What do you think about it?

Thanks for reading!!

 

 

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Book Review- Swarm

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Swarm by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti
Expected Publication by Simon Pulse on September 27, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Pages: 400
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They thought they’d already faced their toughest fight. But there’s no relaxing for the reunited Zeroes.

These six teens with unique abilities have taken on bank robbers, drug dealers and mobsters. Now they’re trying to lay low so they can get their new illegal nightclub off the ground.

But the quiet doesn’t last long when two strangers come to town, bringing with them a whole different kind of crowd-based chaos. And hot on their tails is a crowd-power even more dangerous and sinister.

Up against these new enemies, every Zero is under threat. Mob is crippled by the killing-crowd buzz—is she really evil at her core? Flicker is forced to watch the worst things a crowd can do. Crash’s conscience—and her heart—get a workout. Anon and Scam must both put family loyalties on the line for the sake of survival. And Bellwether’s glorious-leader mojo deserts him.

Who’s left to lead the Zeroes into battle against a new, murderous army?

Swarm was insane. I didn’t think the stakes could get higher than Zeroes (book 1) but I was wrong. I was so, so wrong.

This book picks up a few months after the events of Zereos. The characters are healing. They even started a nightclub (well, an illegal night club, but still…). Then enter Glitch and Coin, two more zeroes on the run from someone… or something. They not only turn the Petri Dish (the nightclub) upside down, but they drop some pretty scary news while doing it.
Now it is up to the zeroes to face something they can’t explain. They have to not only save themselves, but keep as many people from being hurt in the process; which isn’t as easy as it sounds… especially considering (most) of their powers rely on having many people present.
I really enjoyed this book. It kept me guessing, and the end was a punch in the gut. Unlike the first book (which didn’t feel like it needed a sequel) this book left such a huge cliffhanger I don’t know how I’m going to be able to survive until I find out what happens next.

I definitely recommend reading the Zeroes books if you love powers, lots of action, and crazy high stakes. Get ready to be blown away and sucked into the world of Zeroes.

I am going to give Swarm four out of five hearts!

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*I received a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This has not in any way influenced my opinions or feeling about the book.

Book Review- Zeroes

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Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti
Published by Simon Pulse on September 29, 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Pages: 546
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Don’t call them heroes.

But these six Californian teens have powers that set them apart. They can do stuff ordinary people can’t.

Take Ethan, a.k.a. Scam. He’s got a voice inside him that’ll say whatever you want to hear, whether it’s true or not. Which is handy, except when it isn’t—like when the voice starts gabbing in the middle of a bank robbery. The only people who can help are the other Zeroes, who aren’t exactly best friends these days.

Enter Nate, a.k.a. Bellwether, the group’s “glorious leader.” After Scam’s SOS, he pulls the scattered Zeroes back together. But when the rescue blows up in their faces, the Zeroes find themselves propelled into whirlwind encounters with ever more dangerous criminals. And at the heart of the chaos they find Kelsie, who can take a crowd in the palm of her hand and tame it or let it loose as she pleases.

Filled with high-stakes action and drama, Zeroes unites three powerhouse authors for the opening installment of a thrilling new series.

Zeroes was non-stop action from the very first page.

Six teens (Ethan, Nate, Riley, Chizara, Thibault, and Kelsie) have amazing powers… powers that they don’t quite understand. Powers that keep getting them into trouble; or at least that’s what always seems to happen when Ethan opens his mouth and his other voice comes out.

Zeroes is full of twists and turns that whip at you with no warning. At any moment there were a million possibilities, and yet somehow the three wonderful authors of this book found a way to steer the story in the perfect direction every time.

It is quite a challenge to write a book about power without having some of the same elements of other books about people with powers. So yes, there are some similarities if you are looking for them. However, I have to say that I have never come across powers that work quite like the Zeroes powers work: that is, on a curve.

I very much enjoyed this book, an recommend it to anyone who loves superheroes, powers, thick plots, and dangerous situations.

I am going to give Zeroes four out of five hearts!

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