Superman: A Biography
Superman: A Biography by Larry Tye
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A Very good biography of all of those involved in the Superman legacy. I learned several things that I did not know before like Superman is Jewish and the struggles of the creators of Superman. It was slow at points but it is a biography so we cannot expect thrilling twists and turns. If you are interested in Superman, you should pick this up in order to learn more.

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Review: Tigana

June 14, 2012

Tigana
Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read this book for the Sword and Laser podcast and it was great. The first few chapters were very slow but when I got about 100 pages in, the whole book came alive. I finally got where it was going and why I should read it. I still prefer the world building of Jacqueline Carey but this was so well done. I did not expect how some of the the characters evolved but as I look back now, it all makes sense. The last sentence just ripped out my soul but it was well written and the plot never went exactly where I thought it would go which is a good trait for a book to me. If you can get a copy of the book from the library, you should definitely try it out as it is worth pushing through to get to the full story. Tigana, I will scream your name through the world!!! (that makes more sense once you read the book, I promise.)

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Ready Player One
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely loved this book and want to recommend it to everyone. All of the references were great and Cline was great in explaining all of the things I might have missed. Any book that has Wil Wheaton as a master of the universe is great in my book. The main character could be a bit of an ass but you could relate to him. The addiction to communication where you don’t ever see your friends but love them with all your heart is something more and more people are becoming familiar with. I would love to get the audiobook for this just so I could read it again. It is even better because Cline is now conducting his own Easter egg hunt to win a DeLorean! It is just amazing and this is a must read for all video game and 80’s fanatics.

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Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution by Michelle Moran
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another wonderful novel from Michelle Moran. I sped this novel just as fast as her previous books and loved every bit of it. Seeing the French Revolution from Marie’s eyes was wonderful and very interesting to see her family play both the royal family and the revolutionaries. I was disappointed that her husband was not introduced earlier in the novel but I am thinking that she was being historically accurate and I just did not realize it at the time. She was a compelling heroine and she survived and thrived during one of the most turbulent periods in history. I would highly recommend it to historical fiction fans.

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The Marriage Pact
The Marriage Pact by M.J. Pullen
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I read this book fairly quickly and it had interesting moments but the flashbacks could have been better placed. I was also not a big fan of the cheating husband character as he had no redeeming qualities in my mind. The main character needed more of a backbone but that was also the point of the character- to be a doormat and adhere to a drunken pact made on a cocktail napkin. The ending was very sweet and raised it to a better star rating than I would have given it. If you can get it for free using Amazon Prime, then go for it.

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