Gemina

Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Published October 18th,2016 by Knopf Books

Illuminae Files #2

29236299Illuminae pretty much blew my mind when I read it back in May this year.  So, while I wasn’t waiting for Gemina near as long as some of the original fans of the series, I was very eager to get my hands on the continuation of this galactic adventure.

And bonus: these books are gorgeous.  The US hardback editions, with the plastic, see-through dust jackets are so original and GORGEOUS together.  SO. STINKIN. PRETTY.

I am sure that the authors would cringe if they heard me calling their books ‘pretty’, because these are bad ass stories, with strong independent characters, and scary alien violence.  Pretty isn’t really a word that you should throw around when you have zombie viruses and alien worms eating the protagonists, but hey, sue me.

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July OwlCrate Unboxing!

img_4322Good Lord, I know, this is incredibly late.  I was going to write a paragraph long excuse as to why, but then I decided to just cut straight to the point and say that I am a unique and special snowflake, and didn’t want to post my unboxing when everyone else was.  One thing leads to another and two weeks pass and well, here we are.

The theme for the July box was “Good vs. Evil”.  This is one of the more ambitious and unique boxes that OwlCrate has put together, and in my personal opinion, it really paid off.  There were two separate boxes that were sent out, one themed good, and the other with evil type items.  No one knew what box they were receiving, which made the anticipation so much more fun.  Even with checking out all of the spoilers on Instagram I still didn’t know exactly WHAT I was going to get, which is always fun and stressful for people with anxiety… like myself.

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Illuminae

Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Published October 2015
Illuminae Files #1

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THIS BOOK. WHAT.

I know everyone has seen the hype.  Everyone has seen the random pictures scattered throughout bookstagram of the cover, of the slip cover, of the super unique black pages, of the set up.  I am wary of hype, but this lives up to it.  Illuminae is one of the more unique books that I have ever read, and certainly moves up into the favorite spots of 2016.

Do y’all really need a summary?  I will put one here for coherency purposes then.  😉

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