Friday, July 31, 2015

July Uppercase Subscription Box

July's Uppercase Box




Uppercase box is a monthly young adult book subscription box that delivers books straight at your door step. If you would like to see a review of my first Uppercase box click here. Now on to the book and goodies this months box came with! BTW the emoji below describes my feelings towards uppercase lol.



  • Finding Audrey By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Signed bookplate
  • Book-inspired coffee sleeve
  • 3 Paper Towns bookmarks designed by Risa Rodil
I had not heard about Finding Audrey until I received my uppercase box, but after I read the synopsis I can't wait to dive into it. I'm very happy with my subscription and I can't wait to get my August box and share with all my followers what I received! If you would like know more about Uppercase just click the link I left above! 

-SandraTheBookWorm 


Otaku Friday (Shojo)

Butterflies, Flowers
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Story By: Yuki Yoshihara
Art By: Yuki Yoshihara
Date Published: Feb 24,2006- Mar 10, 2009
English PublisherViz Media
Japanese Publisher: Shogakukan
Volumes13
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Art★★
Story★★

So, What's It About!?
Choko Kuze is the sensible daughter of a venerable family who went bankrupt. She joins a real estate company as an entry-level office worker, but her eccentric boss is harder on her than anyone else in the company! After hearing him inadvertently call her "milady," she realizes he was the young servant boy she knew as a child. At work he's a tyrant, but after hours he insists on treating her like a lady of the nobility. Is romance even possible for a couple locked in such a crazy role reversal?
*This plot line is so hilarious, imagine your handsome boss being a total jerk by day, and a total sweetheart by night. That is exactly what this manga brings to the table and I got to say that I do love it.


Review Me
The chemistry the two characters have is a bit lacking in the begging and Domoto (boss) really gives of a perv feeling, but its all in a good day of fun. This story is a great adult comedy and I think that anyone of the appropriate age would really enjoy this manga. I enjoyed how Choko and Domoto relationship grew and how she started to fall in love with his crazy antics. The only thing that I disliked was her need for him. Throughout the manga she went from a strong independent character, to this girl that needed her man around her to feel confident and safe and that just pulled my strings a bit. Now let us move on to the art! Yuki Yoshihara is a brilliant artist her characters have great expression and unique looks and its just beautiful crisp and clean and not a jumbled up mess. Her art styles is really different from others almost giving life like proportions and a different sense of fashion that really captivates.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

KJ-TV Anime/Korean Drama

Hello and thanks for reading another week of KJ-Tv. This week we bring you a anime and a korean drama review, so lets gets started on today's KJ-Tv!

Death Parade
Director: Yuzuru Tachikawa
Genre: Mystery,
Thriller, Psychological,Drama
English License: Funimation
Episodes: 12
Original Run:January 9, 2015-March 27, 2015
Story:★★★★.5
Animation:★★★★
Watch me
Some Music For You (here)

Synopsis: After death, humans are either sent to the void or reincarnated. But for some, at the instant of their death, they arrive at Quindecim, a bar attended by the mysterious white-haired Decim. He challenges them to the Death Game, wherein they wager their lives and reveal their true natures. Decim himself is the ultimate arbitrator of who wins and who loses, who will go to the void, and who will be reincarnated.

Review: Oh Death Parade, you and your many challenges that strike fear and joy into every bar customer hearts. Death Parade really makes you feel like you can't trust anyone in your life not even the ones you love or the one that seem like decent hard working people. Along the anime we see that some of the methods that he, decim uses are so gruesome and fear inducing that it does nothing but take out the worst in anyone's heart. This is what really makes the anime the feeling of what you would do in that situation, what you would do if you awakened in a bar and you were told you have to play for your life, and were pushed to your extreme. I give this anime 10 points in my book for being original and digging into all my emotions a sure watch and a recommendation.
Anime Trailer:


Producer 
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Mockumentary
Episodes: 13
Original Run: May 15, 2015-June 20, 2015
Story:★★★
Acting: ★★★★
Cast: Cha Tae-hyu, Gong Hyo-jin, Kim Soo-hyun, IU
Some Music For You Here

Synopsis: A cheeky workplace romantic comedy, The Producers centers around, aptly, the producers working in KBS's variety department, featuring a bevy of cameo appearances from stars and a cascade of tongue-in-cheek references to showbiz, celebrities, and industry practices. Kim Soo-hyun continues his hot streak of hit projects as the bumbling rookie producer who's book-smart and street-stupid, while Cha Tae-hyun is his jaded veteran PD sunbae. Gong Hyo-jin plays a veteran PD whose prickly outer shell hides a softer inner marshmallow, and IU rounds out the cast as the haughty Kpop superstar. Shows are produced, mistakes are made, and people fall in love multiple times over.  
Review: Okay I'd be lying if I said I didn't watch this drama because of the star-studded cast and cameos because I did. I'm sorry to say that not even Gong Hyo-Jin the Rom-con queen could save this disaster! Producer seems like a jumble of no story, no protagonist, no real love, but that of the side characters which made me enjoy the drama more than the mains. What did keep me dragging along this boring drama is Cindy (iu) and my love for Gong Hyo-Jin. Cindy's story is what made me want to cry like a baby I loved her story and really wish this drama would have focused on her. Her story was so heart wrenching that it just tore me apart. If you want to drag in order to see just her beautiful story go ahead it's worth it, but I really wouldn't recommend this to anyone and I feel like this is my first ever review where I tell you to stay away for your own good.

Drama Trailer:





Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #26

Reawakened

Reawakened (Reawakened, #1)


Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at BreakingtheSpine in which we spotlight a new release we can't wait to get our hands on.


Title: Reawakened
Author: Colleen Houck
Expected Release Date: August 11, 2015
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Goodreads Link: Reawakened
Preorder Link:AmazonB&NBook Depository



Synopsis:

When seventeen-year-old Lilliana Young enters the Metropolitan Museum of Art one morning during spring break, the last thing she expects to find is a live Egyptian prince with godlike powers, who has been reawakened after a thousand years of mummification.

And she really can't imagine being chosen to aid him in an epic quest that will lead them across the globe to find his brothers and complete a grand ceremony that will save mankind.

But fate has taken hold of Lily, and she, along with her sun prince, Amon, must travel to the Valley of the Kings, raise his brothers, and stop an evil, shape-shifting god named Seth from taking over the world.

From New York Times bestselling author Colleen Houck comes an epic adventure about two star-crossed teens who must battle mythical forces and ancient curses on a journey with more twists and turns than the Nile itself.
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Why I Need It:

OH MY GOD, was all I could say after I stumbled on to this book and read the synopsis! I can't wait to get my hands on this book it sounds soooooo good! The cover did put me off a little, but once I read the synopsis I was sold. I love anything that has to do with Egypt so, I know I will love this book. What book are you looking forward to? Leave a comment below! I would love to hear from you!


-SandraTheBookWorm


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Few Quiet Beers With God

Book Review

A Few Quiet Beers with God

Title: A Few Quiet Beers With God
Author: John Perrier
Rating: ★★
Date Published: February 3, 2015
Publisher: JP Publishing Australia 
Genre: Dystopian/Sci-fi
Buy Me! AmazonB&NBook Depository



Synopsis:

Set in Australia in the year 2031, this story is science-fiction comedy at its best. 

When Dave, a hopeless but lovable 34 year old, meets Alexandra, the girl of his dreams, he feels as though his luck has finally changed. But due to his ineptness with technology, he tragically loses contact with her. 

Meanwhile, the lust for supremacy of two powerful Americans ignites a bitter feud. Their fight reaches around the globe and soon entwines not only Dave and Alexandra but also a superstar football player nicknamed ‘God’. 

Their final meeting precipitates an event that no-one saw coming. 


My Thoughts:

The author was kind enough to provide me with an E-copy in exchange for an honest review.  I found this book very enjoyable. It was a very fun and quick read.

After our main character Dave misses the first job interview, he decides to go to his favorite pub to have a few beers. That is where he meets Alexandra, they hit it off and soon Dave knows that she is the love of his life; unfortunately because of Dave's lack of knowledge in new technology he loses her number and loses all contact with her. While all this is happening in Australia, two very powerful American business men are having a feud over who gets the number one spot in TV ratings. What Dave doesn't know is that this two men are about to play a major role in his life. 


I found this book very funny and interesting.  The book is told in various perspectives, which made the book a faster and more enjoyable read. I also liked how well developed the characters were, it made them very likable; I especially liked our main character Dave he was very warm hearted. The book had several twist that I wasn't expecting the author really surprised me. In short this book is a very quick, funny, quirky sci-fi/dystopian that everyone should pick up at one point in their lives. 

-SandraTheBookWorm

Friday, July 24, 2015

Inside Out Tag

Inside Out




So, I went to watch Disney's Inside Out the other day with my munchkin and decided that I was going to do the Inside Out tag created by YouTuber Kristina Horner. Basically all you do is pick books that caused you to have the five main emotions from the movie. Also if you have not watched this movie I highly recommend it!

A book that causes me extreme joy.
  Anna and The French Kiss
I just remember smiling through most of the book
 and I just loved the ending!




A book that caused me Disgust.
To be honest I can't think of any book that has grossed me
out, but if I had to choose one it would be Warm Bodies.
I just couldn't get through some of the stuff which is weird
because I really liked the movie, but I couldn't finish the book.
A book that caused me sadness.
 Would have to be If I Stay I was sobbing uncontrollably
it just hit me right in the feels. No book has ever made me sob that way.
No, not even The Fault in our Stars, strangely that book didn't make me cry.

A book that caused me anger.
I'd have to say H2O I see a lot of people that like that book,
but I just couldn't stand the main character, I felt that her priorities
were all in the wrong place. She would make me so angry at times
I just wanted to throw the book at the wall.
A book that caused me fear.
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows. I just new what was coming and
I just didn't want to finish it. It was also the ending to an amazing
series that I just didn't want to stop reading.



-SandraTheBookWorm

Thursday, July 23, 2015

KJ-TV Anime

Terror In Resonance 
Director: ShinichirĊ Watanabe
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Physiological
English License: Funimation
Episodes: 11
Original Run: July 10, 2014-September 25, 2014
Story:★★
Animation: ★★


Today starts or new segment if your a fan of Otaku Friday you will love KJ-Tv a whole new segment dedicated to Anime And Korean Drama Reviews.We Will start KJ-Tv with a review for an underrated Anime Terror In Resonance.

Synopsis: In an alternate iteration of the present, Tokyo has been hit by a terrorist attack that has devastated the city. The only evidence of the culprits is a cryptic video uploaded to the Internet, which sparks paranoia across Japan. Unbeknownst to the authorities is that the terrorist masterminds—who call themselves "Sphinx" are two teenage boys who go by the names Nine and Twelve. Though they apparently should not exist, they have nonetheless decided to "wake up the world" with their heinous plans of destruction, with their fingers on the trigger.
Review: Terror in resonance was just mind blowing I couldn't stop watching a single second. This anime is just a stand alone which means it has no manga, no video game, Etc and I feel that terror in resonance has so much potential and isn't given a chance. I wish I could go deeper into there beautiful story that we could get a second season, about just there pasts. The animation in this anime was brilliant, the charterer designs were so well done that it could give you chills! "a warm smile and ice cold eyes" to give a character a smile that makes you feel safe and eyes that make you want to run it's hard. The Story is just so well written I just wish we could get more information on the institution the survivors the abused. I give this anime a clear 10 because this story is so fresh that its a nice change from your average monsters, love, and everything else anime. I really hope that you give terror in resonance a chance for it deserves it.

Anime Trailer:

-E.TheBookQueen



Captain Rum: A Wondrous Adventure

Book Review

Captain Rum: A Wondrous Adventure


Title: Captain Rum: A Wondrous Adventure
Author: John Perrier
Rating: ★★★.5
Date Published: February 25, 2015
Publisher: Smashwords Edition
Genre: Historical Fiction
Meet The Author: John Perrier Goodreads Page
Buy Me: AmazonB&N




Synopsis:

When an Oxford Professor stumbles upon an old naval Captain’s log, he unwittingly discovers what many scholars now agree is one of the greatest maritime adventures in history.

In 1821, Captain Fintan McAdam set sail from London, solo, in search of adventure. During his journey, he discovered incredible new worlds and interacted with their amazing inhabitants. They forced him to confront his enemies within, learning much about himself.

Captain Rum, as told in McAdam’s own words through his journal, is a tale of discovery, despair and delight. It will keep you enthralled through many a stormy night.


My Thoughts:

The author was kind enough to provide me with a E-copy in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed this book; it is really different from what I usually read. 

This wonderful story is centered on a journal an Oxford Professor finds in which Captain McAdam (Captain Rum) has written his sea adventure in the period 1821.  McAdam decided to go to sea in search for adventure and to escape the demons that haunt him in London. Through his adventures he discovers new lands and species that have only been discovered once before him, in one of the islands he runs into the natives who teach him how to deal with the demons he has been carrying for so long.




This book was such a refreshing and different read for me. I loved the author's world building and the way he conveyed the period, it was all very well written. I also grew very fond of our captain and his struggles and heartache were very real. As I was reading I felt like I was there right next to the captain, and I love when books do that. I recommend this book to all the historical fiction lovers out there it is truly a wondrous adventure that everyone should be a part of. 

-SandraTheBookWorm

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Ignite The Shadows

CREATYVEBOOKS A MONTH OF INDIES

Book Review

Ignite The Shadows (Ignite The Shadows, #1)

Title: Ignite The Shadows
Author: Ingrid Seymour
Rating: ★.5
Date Published: April 23, 2015
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Page Count: 400
Meet the Author: Ingrid Seymour




Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old Marci Guerrero is one of the best teen hackers in Seattle. However, she’d give up all her talents to know she isn’t crazy.

Marci feels possessed by what she perceives as shadowy spectres that take control of her body and make her do crazy things. While spying on the clandestine group known as IgNiTe, she’s confronted by the leader, James McCray. His presence stirs the spectres inside her brain into a maddening frenzy. Her symptoms and ability to control them don’t go unnoticed by James, who soon recruits her and shows her the awful truth.

Half of the world’s population is infected by sentient parasites. They bind themselves to the human brain and replace the pathways for all thoughts and actions. The creatures then morph their hosts into grotesque monsters with extraordinary strengths. Winged, clawed, fanged half-humans become living nightmares. Now Marci wishes she was crazy, because the truth is worse.

She’s infected


My Thoughts:

The author of this book was kind enough to send me an e-copy in exchange for an honest review.

This book was CREEPY and I LOVED it!! This book gave me a nightmare and I'm not ashamed to say it, no book has ever done that before.

Marci has been fighting the shadows taking over her body since she was five. They seem to take advantage of her at her weakest, but she has found a way to keep them at bay she just has to keep her mind busy. When Marci meets James the leader of IgNite is when she finds out what's actually going on with her which is way worse than she thought. Marci is infected with a parasite that latches on to the human brain and takes over your body and can also change the hosts bodies into whatever they desire. James is going to teach Marci how to control the parasite. 

I really enjoyed this book I'm not a big fan of sci-fi, but this book has changed my mind on that genre and I'm definitely going to venture more into it. I loved Ingrid Seymour's writing it was fast paced and kept you turning the page. Our main character Marci is such a bad ass, I also loved how she never gave up on fighting the shadows and that she never backed down from a task no matter how hard it was or how terrified she was. One thing I want to point out is the love interest; I loved that Xave and Marci had known each other since they were little and that the love they had for each other had grown over the years and it was not insta-love; it was a fresh breath of air and not seen in young adults books very often. I would recommend this book to anyone! It's such a great read that everyone should pick up. 


-SandraTheBookWorm


Waiting on Wednesday #25

Dumplin'

Dumplin'


Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at BreakingtheSpine in which we spotlight a new release we can't wait to get our hands on.

Title: Dumplin
Author: Julie Murphy 
Expected Release Date: September 15, 2015
Publisher: Balzer+Bray
Goodreads Link: Dumplin'
Preorder Me: AmazonB&NBook Depository



Synopsis:

Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked . . . until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn't surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.

Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she'll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.

With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine— Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart


Why I need it on my Shelf:

I've been seeing this book all around bookstagram and booktube and it got me intrigued to see what all the fuss was about and as soon as I read the synopsis I was sold. This is not your typical YA book where the main character has the perfect body, perfect hair, perfect everything and I love it. I can't wait to get my hands on it! What book are you excited for? leave a comment below! I would love to hear from you!

-SandraTheBookWorm

Saturday, July 18, 2015

I Heart Robot

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Book Review

I Heart Robot


Title: I Heart Robot
Author: Suzanne Van Rooyen
Rating ★★
Page Count: 304
Date Published: March 31, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books
Genre: YA Sci-Fi 
Perspective: Duo Quinn & Tyri
Meet the Author: Suzanne Van Rooyen
Buy Me: AmazonB&NBook Depository




Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old Tyri wants to be a musician and wants to be with someone who won't belittle her musical aspirations.

Q-I-99 aka 'Quinn' lives in a scrap metal sanctuary with other rogue droids. While some use violence to make their voices heard, demanding equal rights for AI enhanced robots, Quinn just wants a moment on stage with his violin to show the humans that androids like him have more to offer than their processing power.

Tyri and Quinn's worlds collide when they're accepted by the Baldur Junior Philharmonic Orchestra. As the rift between robots and humans deepens, Tyri and Quinn's love of music brings them closer together, making Tyri question where her loyalties lie and Quinn question his place in the world. With the city on the brink of civil war, Tyri and Quinn make a shocking discovery that turns their world inside out. Will their passion for music be enough to hold them together while everything else crumbles down around them, or will the truth of who they are tear them apart?



My Thoughts:

The author and publisher Month9Books were kind enough to provide me with an E-copy in exchange for an honest review. I simply adored this book!! It made me cry tears of joy and sadness at the same time. It was such a beautiful read.

Quinn and Tyri had the same passion for music and they have been accepted to the Baldur Junior Philharmonic Orchestra, but that is where their similarities end. Quinn is a rogue robot whose whole life revolves around music and trying to be more human in a world where robots are fighting to be treated as equals. I really loved Quinn and his character development; he was such a sweetie and I loved how he wanted to fix the relationship between robots and humans peacefully. Tyri is your regular teenager, who just wants her mother to understand how important music is to her. Tyri is such a strong character; I loved how she never took crap from her boyfriend and how she saw the robots as more than just electronics. 



This book was written so beautifully, the world building and character development was just amazing! I loved it so much! The twists in this book caught me by surprise; I just loved how it kept me guessing.  I didn't want this book to end! When it did, I kept flipping the pages looking for more, but that ending, oh; that ending brought me to tears it was just perfect! I'm keeping my fingers crossed in hopes for a sequel. If you haven't picked this book up yet, I highly recommend you do! I love this book so much!!! 



-SandraTheBookWorm