Miss Abbott & The Doctor Review

Miss Abbott And The Doctor Ch.9 Online

Dr. Andreas Marino is the doctor of a small town, and he expects his life to be structured and normal. However, a young lady named Cati soon moves into town. She has just come from a trip to visit the Amazons, and soon Dr. Andreas’ life is filled with excitement and mirth as Miss Abbott/Cati falls for the doctor.

This comic is a weekly Saturday comic. It is amazing as it is historical fiction, made just a bit more realistic. No perfect relationships, or proper courting, or humble, homely housewives. Every person in this comic has a unique personality that shines through in everything that they do. THis comic even has LGBTQ representation in a historical setting. People tried to tell the author when she had a lesbian character that “there were no lesbians in the past” She quickly shot them down in the next update with black and white pictures of gay and lesbian couples throughout time. I love this comic, and its author, and I hope that you give it a try.

Winter Moon Review

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If you’ve played an mmo, you’re likely to have seen her. She comes to an in-game city, probably as a weaker class such as a healer, and asks men for help with a dungeon or for money. The guy “falls in love”, buys her anything she asks for, and then takes her through the dungeon. Then the girl leaves to the next city, effectively dumping him, in order to do the same thing.

The Winter Moon webcomic is basically a big “what if?” scenario. What if the girl was in the city and decided to try to hit on a powerful sorcerer, only to find out that he’s gay?

This story is absolutely hilarious, with a sassy and strong gay male lead and a female lead who is….well…she’s a hard one to pinpoint. She could be seen as weak for not playing the game by herself, instead relying on men to get her her stuff. But technically, by playing the part of the ditzy, cute, flirty blonde healer, she can become the richest person in the city in an instant. So does this make her weak, or in fact extremely strong?

If you do read this comic, be prepared for awesome PVP battles, gold digging, male strippers, deserts, drooling boys, and least importantly, actual MMO-like quests.

Overall Rating: 5/5

July Wrap Up

Well July was interesting. I basically did nothing that I had planned for the summer, and I only read one book. The book that I read was Reign the Earth. But instead of moping about the things that I didn’t do, I am going to tell y’all about all the cool stuff I did do while taking a break from blogging.

I started to spend a lot more time on the apps of Webtoons and Tapas. Now I have multiple comics that are being updated every week, so I have something to read every day. I plan to eventually get around to writing reviews about all of them.

I built my own computer! I now have an amazing gaming computer, which means that any of you guys that play games and want to play with me can. My steam name is  Briennai or BriennaiJ, so add me if you want to. I play anything from Stardew Valley and the rhythm game of touch, to Black Desert and Phantasy Star Online 2.

I also celebrated my 17th birthday on July 6th, but instead of getting books as I had planned I got some PS Vita games. I am also Briennai on there.

I started my summer internship, which got me my PC, and is giving me a lot of social media experience actually so I am planning on growing out my social media.

And…I watched some Twitch Streams. A lot of Twitch streams.

So that’s my July wrapup! Hopefully August will have more books XD. Thanks for reading!

Lunarbaboon Review

This comic has helped me immensely. Lunarbaboon is a real-life comic with some comedic parts, some serious parts, and some eye opening parts. It is a story about a comic writer who has both anxiety and depression, and his family. Since it is kind of an autobiography of sorts, as you go through the comics it is as if you are traveling with the author through his daily life. He talks about anything from showing respect to people of different cultures, to spending time with family because kids won’t be kids forever, to how being with those you love can help you through depression.

This comic is amazing because it actually makes you think without depressing you. I have been spending way too much time lately worrying about every little thing, and even my friends have started to ask me if I’m okay. This comic reminds me all the time to reach out to those in my life, spend time with family, and to work on getting out of the mud instead of staying stuck in it forever. That’s why I recommend it to anyone who really needs help, or who just wants a comic as a pick-me-up from day to day. You can read it on the free webtoons app or on several sites online just by googling it.

Thanks for reading!

I went to the Strand!

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My second favorite bookstore of all time is the Strand Bookstore of NYC. I love this bookstore, it has really cheap books that are of an amazing quality. This is half book haul, half just talking about my weekend, so here are the books that I bought!

The Ring And The Crown

The Ring and The Crown by Melissa de la Cruz

I love the Descendant’s movies on Disney Channel, they are a bit of a guilty pleasure for  me, and so when I saw that she wrote a book besides the Isle of the Lost series, I was excited! This book is about two girls who were friends when they were little, and now one is being forced into a marriage that the other girl actually wants. They are going to try to team up in order for both girls to have their happy endings.

Something Strange And Deadly

Something Strange and Deadly by [Dennard, Susan]

Eleanor Fitt’s brother is missing, and as the dead rise in her city of Philadelphia she knows her brother has something to do with it. She enlists the help of the Spirit Hunters in order to protect the city from these dangerous supernatural beings.

Outlander

Outlander: A Novel (Outlander, Book 1) by [Gabaldon, Diana]

Claire Randall has just been reunited with her husband after serving as a nurse in World War 2, but suddenly she becomes an “outlander” in Scotland of 1743. Her only chance to survive lies in Jamie Fraser, a handsome Scots soldier, and BAM! time travel love triangle. Now I have every book besides the last book in the Outlander Series.

Deep Wizardry

Deep Wizardry (Young Wizards Series Book 2) by [Duane, Diane]

I am not going to put a blurb for this book, as I don’t want to spoil anything for myself because I haven’t read the first book in the Young Wizards series. But I will eventually get to this book and then I will discuss it.

Shatter Me

Juliette can kill a man with her touch, which the reestablishment sees as a gift that can be used to their benefit. Juliette never fought for herself, but after being reunited with the one person who cared about her, she finds strength she never knew she had.

The Hunt

The Hunt (Cage) by [Shepherd, Megan]

I won’t put a description for this either, as it is the second book in the Cage series and I don’t want to spoil for anyone.

And I Darken

And I Darken by [White, Kiersten]

Lada Dragwlya likes to be a brutal princess. She doesn’t want to be married, but instead wants to serve her country and protect her brother. But no one expects a princess to be brutal. Her brother, Radu, is expected to be strong like his father. But instead he is sickly, and hates hurting anyone. When both are abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts of a strange land, they are forced to come together and bide their time.

Thanks for reading!

Big Jo Comic Review

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Jo is a teenage girl who happens to be on the larger end of the weight spectrum. Some people like to bother and bully her for it, but she refuses to let herself be walked on and instead fights back. When I first read this webtoon’s description which literally starts “Jo doesn’t take crap from no one”, I thought that it would be a story about a girl who was a bully, but of course wasn’t a “real bully” because she had been bullied before over her weight and was just taking it out on others. However, Jo is actually a really nice girl, and is only even slightly mean to people when they are bullying her first. She has her own group of “misfit” friends, and loves to read. When a boy who is on the soccer team is dared to become her friend, she thinks that he is going to help her lose weight, and allows him to teach her new sports. This starts a rather unconventional, yet somewhat sincere relationship between the two as the boy teaches her how to “get fit”.

This story may seem to be typical, “Athlete guy falls in love with geeky/nerdy/unfit girl” but it’s really not. There is a lot of different parts of this storyline and none of the characters seem flat. This story also gets into the issue of healthy and nonhealthy weight loss, and other issues such as true popularity. This webtoon updates every tuesday, and I recommend anyone looking for a realistic life comic to read this one.

Overall Rating: 5/5

The Selection Review

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In America’s world, there is a strict class system. At the top of the classes are the Ones, royalty. At the bottom of the classes are the servants. America is in the 5th class with the artists and musicians, but she is in love with Aspen, a 6. She knows that in order to marry him she will also have to become a 6, but she doesn’t care because she loves him. In her kingdom, the prince Maxon is going to have a “Selection” in order to choose his bride. Just by being chosen as one of the 35 girls, America would become a 3. Then she would have the chance of becoming a 1 if she won the contest. She doesn’t want to enter, but both her family and Aspen encourage her to, just to have the chance of a better life. Surprisingly, she is chosen, and she has to go to the castle and compete with girls from all other classes in order to win Maxon’s heart. But in her heart, she only wants Aspen, even if he showed that he wasn’t interested in her anymore after she was chosen.

Okay, so I heard a lot about this book. I heard that this book was awful, that I shouldn’t even give it a second thought, and so I almost didn’t read it. Thank goodness that I read it. I actually read it in about 1 day sometime last month, and then I quickly moved onto the next book. I enjoyed the world, I enjoyed the characters, and I enjoyed the romance. Although it seemed to be a bit cliche, and it was an obvious setup for a love triangle, I did think that it was creative and that the characters had their own individual worth. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a dystopian novel, but who doesn’t mind a slight bit of cliche-ness to it.

Overall Rating: 4/5

Reign the Earth Arc Review

Reign the Earth (The Elementae, #1)

Finally out of my book slump. This book saved me.

Shalia is a 17 year old girl of the desert. She has a friend named Kata, who is an Elementae. She can manipulate water, but the Elementae are being hunted by the current king so she must stay in hiding. Shalia is leaving her home to be married to the king who is persecuting the elementae, but she does not worry for herself as she has no powers. All she hopes to do by marrying him is to be able to stop the war between their peoples and save her family, Kata included. When she finally meets King Calix, she sees that he is handsome, and believes everything that her family has told her about her wedding night being the most magical night, and having it be entrance into a wonderful marriage. However, the night was horrible for her, and she is beginning to think that her life with him will not be as magical as she thought it would be.

As she is starting to feel how guarded and limited her life with him will be, the Resistance begins to attack the royal family. Also, Shalia begins to feel the beginnings of her powers, and she worries how she is going to keep them from her husband.

This book was amazing. There’s no other way to describe it. Shalia is such a strong character, and although she goes through a lot throughout this book, she always keeps her head on straight and her eyes on the prize of peace and freedom for all. Family is a strong theme throughout this book, as her brother Kairos who goes to the castle with her plays a main role in the story, and Galen and Danae, Calix’s brother and sister, are also very important. No part of this book felt dull in the slightest, and all the scenes felt real. I often struggle to visualize things when they are written on paper, and I just overlook that so I can enjoy the book itself. However for this book, visualizing the scenes came easily to me, and that was important as everything was so detailed and beautiful. There is even LGBT representation in this book, which is often overlooked in stories that are supposed to be historically based. I recommend everyone who finds my review interesting to pick up this book when it comes out on January 30, 2018. But if you can’t wait, Goodreads has a giveaway for an arc copy on the page for this book.

Overall Rating: 5/5

The Orchid Caper Review

The Orchid Caper

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Eighteen year old Darlene works for her sister in a thieving business. She has to go on a heist that is supposed to be pretty easy, but then the person who’s house she is stealing from comes home early. She would have been able to hide until the person left the room, but right then the bean burritos she had eaten earlier that morning came back to bite her.

Ian needs someone in order to help him with his own personal heist to get a rare orchid. He doesn’t think he could be able to do it, but then when he caught Darlene in his house, he changes his mind. Instead of turning Darlene in, he decides to hire her to help him on his heist. This kickstarts the story into an amazing adventure full of humor, amazing friendships, and mystery.

I enjoyed this story because it was a very unique and well thought out story about the relationships between strangers who have to work together, and even between siblings. I I love mysteries, but usually they can get boring with just a few chapters in as the story slowly builds up to the climax. However, the fun atmosphere and interesting characters in this story kept me entertained all the way through. I recommend this story to anyone looking for a fresh mystery story for YA readers.

Overall Rating: 5/5

The Maze of Bones Review

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The 39 Clues is yet another series that I used to read quite a lot when I was younger. I loved hearing about Amy and Dan, two orphaned kids in a powerful, rich family, going all over the world to collect clues and solve their family’s great mystery. After not reading the series for over 4 years, I barely remember any of it. So this summer, I hope to get through a good portion of the series again.

The Maze of Bones is the start of the hunt for the clues. Amy and Dan are orphans who live with their horrible Aunt Beatrice who simply gives them nanny after nanny and makes their lives miserable. The only good in their lives family-wise is their grandmother Grace, who lives in a mansion, and their new au pair Nellie, who barely watches them and is generally a cool person. When their grandmother Grace dies, they are invited to a funeral with a bunch of their estranged family members, people who never cared about her and only hope to get some of her money. But instead of giving them a normal will, they are offered either 2 million dollars on the spot, or the chance to be a team in some intricate scavenger hunt where they have the chance to gain a lot more than just 2 million dollars, or the chance to get nothing at all. Since Amy and Dan have nothing to tie them down and know that their aunt would just take their money, they burn the cash and decide to go on the hunt, hopefully to a better life.

Amy and Dan are immediately thrown into a deathly race against their rich relatives, where they learn that their family has been split into 4 different groups and that they must find some of the 39 clues in order to win the race. While they race against the others, traveling from Pennsylvania to France, they learn that their parents may have been more than they seemed, and that more lies inside of them than they could have ever known.

I loved this story so much as a kid. By going back to the beginning, I really don’t like Amy and Dan as much, simply because I was used to seeing them at the end of the series where they had developed much further. However, I did enjoy going back to their roots, when they were clueless kids put into this spy mission type of world, against family members from all backgrounds, and all they had was each other and Nellie to help them. I would advise anyone who hasn’t read this series to do so, but not to judge the first couple of books because there is definitely much more to come down the line and it is a very well done series altogether.

Overall Rating: 4/5