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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Blog Tour: Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld

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Blog Tour: Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld
Spill Zone
Scott Westerfeld
Genre: Graphic Novel, Horror, Supernatural, YA
Publication date: May 2, 2017
by First Second

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Nobody's ever really explained the Spill. Was it an angelic visitation? A nanotech accident? A porthole opening from another world? Whatever it was, no one's allowed in the Spill Zone these days except government scientists and hazmat teams. But a few intrepid explorers know how to sneak through the patrols and steer clear of the dangers inside the Zone. Addison Merrick is one such explorer, dedicated to finding out what happened that night, and to unraveling the events that took her parents and left her little sister mute and disconnected from the world.
-A copy was provided by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group for review-

This was a creepy, weird book, interesting graphic novel.  I don’t tend to read a lot of them, but I do enjoy them on occasion. This one has beautiful artwork and a pretty crazy storyline. I thought that the illustrations really brought the story to life and added a creepy factor to it.  The characters were great too and though we don’t learn too much about them yet, it really makes the anticipation for a sequel almost unbearable.

Addie is the main character. She takes care of her little sister now that her parents are dead. Thanks to The Spill. No one is allowed in the Spill Zone, but Addie sneaks in and takes gorgeous, haunting, and chilling photos of it. It’s super dangerous, but that is the only way for her to make enough money to help her sister. She has some collectors who will pay big bucks for the art.

Lexa is Addie’s little sister. One of the few survivors from The Spill. She also doesn’t talk. None of the survivors do. She does have a doll, Vespertine who she communicates through. It’s no normal doll though. It’s living. It just needs to recharge in the Spill Zone sometimes. Vespertine travels with Addie on occasion and keeps Lexa company other times.

This book gave me the creeps at times. The creatures in the Spill Zone, the atmosphere there, and mostly Vespertine. There’s always that presence of danger, not just in the Spill Zone, but everywhere. In the Spill Zone though, any trip there could be your last. I thought this was a great graphic novel and can’t wait to see what comes next. You need to see and read this for yourself. Get a physical copy if you can because an eraser would not do this beauty justice.

I was also sent a gorgeous photo that was one of the ones taken to use for illustrations. Unfortunately, my iPad thinks the file is too big and won’t insert for me so I will have to add it later when I’m on my computer.

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Review: Lost in Texas (The Living Dead Boy #2) by Rhiannon Frater

Review: Lost in Texas (The Living Dead Boy #2) by Rhiannon Frater

Posted by on 10/25/2016 • 1 Comment

As you are all probably aware, I love Rhiannon Frater. She writes amazing books with in depth characters, and tons of suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat. This follow up to the first book was no exception. The book may be short, but it packs a punch. Right from the start there is a tension about things. The looming threat of zombies, and the people around about to snap from fear and feeling trapped. I flew through this book simply because I had to. I couldn’t stop until I knew the outcome of it.

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Blog Tour: Goldfish by Nat Luurtsema Review and Guest Post

Blog Tour: Goldfish by Nat Luurtsema Review and Guest Post

Posted by on 07/15/2016 • 1 Comment

 

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Blog Tour: Places No One Knows by Brenna Yovanoff – Review

Blog Tour: Places No One Knows by Brenna Yovanoff – Review

Posted by on 06/15/2016 • 1 Comment

Today I am taking part in the blog tour for Places No One Knows. I have my review below for you.

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Review: Can You Keep A Secret? (Fear Street Relaunch #4)

Review: Can You Keep A Secret? (Fear Street Relaunch #4)

Posted by on 06/14/2016 • 0 Comments

I read this one a while ago and got busy and kept forgetting to post my review for it. I have really been enjoying the Fear Street Relaunch books, and I enjoyed this one too. It’s dark and creepy at times, but not really scary. I thought the story was really fun and interesting. I liked that there was more than one type of danger going on, and how it all came together at the end. The characters were great and well done.

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Review: 738 Days by Stacey Kade

Review: 738 Days by Stacey Kade

Posted by on 06/07/2016 • 4 Comments

It’s been so long since I’ve read a book that completely hooked me and wouldn’t let go. I am so glad that I picked this one up to read because it reminded me of how much I love getting absorbed in a book and nothing can stop me from putting it down. The characters were so complex and amazing, and the story was interesting to read. I needed to know what would happen next and how their relationship would progress. This book gave me all the feels and I had many tears of happiness, and of heartbreak. I felt like I really knew the characters and what was happening to them took a toll on my emotions.

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Review: Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake

Review: Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake

Posted by on 06/02/2016 • 3 Comments

I read this book a while ago, but have been totally slacking on actually writing reviews. I’m sure that you all have noticed. I am going to try to do my best with this since I get hazy on details if I wait to long. I really did like the characters, and I thought they had good chemistry. I haven’t been reading a whole lot lately, but I have been really into contemporary novels and this one was one I did enjoy.

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Blog Tour: NIL On Fire – Guest Post

Blog Tour: NIL On Fire – Guest Post

Posted by on 05/19/2016 • 1 Comment

Hello everyone!! I am part of the NIL on Fire blog tour and I have a great guest post from Lynne today! I really wanted to post my review with this, but I have had a lot of stuff going on lately and so I did not get to read it.  I definitely will be soon though and will post my review at that point.  Anyways, Lynne has given us a fabulous list of books to read if you liked NIL.

Top Five Books to Read if You Liked NIL

 

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I LOVE to read, and I devour books like chocolate. I’ve got weak spot for fantasy, but I love sci-fi, contemporary, thrillers, and more. Basically…