Books & Comics
One of my Absolute Favorites
The Red queen series by Victoria Aveyard.
I have read the first book about 5 times or so and have read the sequel a few times. I'm rereading the trilogy before I start the fourth one. I am about to order the next book to add to my collection.
Books in order:
•Cruel Crown(Steel Scars+Queen Song)(Novella)
•Broken Throne(Final Installment/Short Stories)
•Red Queen: The Official Coloring Book(Don't judge, I'm a collector of this series)
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So this series is about a dystopian world in which there are two types of people: reds and silvers. They have different colors of blood signifying whether they are an elite or a slave. The silver bloods are gifted with powers and they call themselves gods. The red bloods are what your typical human would be, but they are enslaved by the silvers to work for them with little comfort or reprieve.
In the first installment, Red Queen, the protagonist Mare Barrow is introduced as a red slum girl who steals to keep herself and her family fed. Now, there is an ongoing war between the Nortan king (the country where Mare lives), and The Lakelands king (North of Norta). The author has made a map of what the different countries look like. Norta is a distorted replica of what the northeast United States almost looks like while the Lakelands border the top half.
This war has been going on for about a century, and for reds, it's where majority go. Many even die on the battle field. Once you turn 18 and if you don't have a job as an apprentice, you are conscripted and forced to join the war. This starts many problems for Mare.
Since this is part of the back information on the first book, I will share it. This book series is propelled by the rare instance of Mare being a red blood, but harnessing the powers only a silver should have.
I recommend this book to anyone and everyone. If you are unsure, take a shot at it, just make sure you RΣΔD PΔST CHΔPTΣR 8 until you make a final decision.
Thanks for reading till the end!
As always, I wish everyone a wonderful and blessed day 💓✌
Couple Books I been reading. That I really recommend all of you to check it out
1. The Pearl
-Don’t be greedy
-Explore the violence in WW2 Jews concentration camp
3. Ready player One
-Jumo into Oasis, start your own adventure
4. Of Mice And Man
-People are selfish, everything has a limit
Book Recommendation #3
NOT A CHILDREN'S NOVEL.
This week's book recommendation is American Gods. You've probably heard of the television show American Gods on Starz. Did you know that it's based on the novel by Neil Gaiman?
Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the magic day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.
But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow’s best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.
Life as Wednesday’s bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined—it is a job that takes him on a dark and strange road trip and introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own. Along the way Shadow will learn that the past never dies; that everyone, including his beloved Laura, harbors secrets; and that dreams, totems, legends, and myths are more real than we know. Ultimately, he will discover that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and that he is standing squarely in its path.
As I said in the beginning this book is certainly not for children. There is strong language, gore and violence, as well as sexual content.
The book, at least in my version, is over 700 pages long, but will vary in the different dimensions.
Thanks for tuning into this book recommendation, hope I helped you find a book to enjoy! <3
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies... The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin.
I'm GEEKING over this lounge!
Just today I was wondering if there was a Books lounge place on Moot. I've been following the Entertainment Lounge for music and art, but never realized the book area. I am ecstatic because when I'm not playing games or just listening to music, I'm reading. I'm about to hit ya'll with some of my favorite books and I am excited to see what you recommend. I need some more good books on my list! 📚
Weekly Book Recommendation #2
This week's book recommendation is The Rule of Three by Eric Walters.
One shocking afternoon, computers around the globe shut down in a viral catastrophe. At sixteen-year-old Adam Daley's high school, the problem first seems to be a typical electrical outage, until students discover that cell phones are down, municipal utilities are failing, and a few computer-free cars like Adam's are the only vehicles that function. Driving home, Adam encounters a storm tide of anger and fear as the region becomes paralyzed. Soon—as resources dwindle, crises mount, and chaos descends—he will see his suburban neighborhood band together for protection. And Adam will understand that having a police captain for a mother and a retired government spy living next door are not just the facts of his life but the keys to his survival, in The Rule of Three by Eric Walters.
The Rule of Three contains violence, gore and strong language, so not recommended for children.
If you're into the post-apocalyptic genre of books, this is a perfect read for you.
The book is 412 pages long and recommended to the ages 12 and up.
I first found this book in middle school and fell in love with it. I completed the novel in three days and became ecstatic when I found out this book was part of a trilogy.
The Rule of Three is the first book in the trilogy. Check out "The Rule of Three: The Fight for Power" and "The Rule of Three: Will to Survive."
Eric Walters, a former elementary-school teacher, is a bestselling children's author in Canada. He is the founder of Creation of Hope, which provides care for orphans in the Makueni district of Kenya, and lives in Mississauga, Ontario.
That's it for this week's book recommendation. Thank you for reading to the end and I wish you a Happy Easter!
“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller.
Weekly Book Recommendation #1
A new series I'm trying. Still getting used to Moot so be patient with me.
This week's book is "Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman.
Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.
The book is around 440 pages long. A good novel for long trips in the car or for any reading assignments.
Personally, as a fan of Neil Gaiman, I find the author's writing style and vocabulary to be above average... so not a children's book.
Another thing is that this book contains subject matter not suitable for children or young ages. PG-13.
As for the writing style of Neil Gaiman specifically, he captures your imagination in the story expertly. You'll find yourself struggling to put down "Neverwhere" as you continue to read about Richard Mayhew's adventures through the London underground.
Thank you for reading to the end and I hope that I helped you find an intriguing book to read. Nothing exercises the mind like the written word.
“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn
A Trip to Nowhere - Day 1
Raindrops. What had started as drizzle quickly turned into an onslaught of raindrops.
Unintelligible noises came from the radio, the raindrops raced down the front window and I just kept sitting on the front seat of my car staring into the nothing.
"Where’s my mother?" I had asked them.
"You’re mother's dead." They had replied making sad faces. They were good at making sad faces, but the pitch of their voices told me they actually didn’t care. Why even should they care? They’re doctors it’s their job. It was a heavy hit like somebody hit you with a blunt weapon on the backside of your head. Once, twice, forever the pain didn’t stop!
The pain blocked every clear thought and before I knew I found myself sitting in my car.
What should I do now?
That was the first clear thought again, I suddenly noticed. How long have I been sitting in this car already? It felt like an eternity.
Like paralyzed I almost fell onto my frontseat, locked the car doors and ever since just sat there, staring into the nothing. The cold autumn air surrounding me allowed my paralysis to finally fade away just enough to encourage myself to turn around the ignition key so I could turn on the seat heater.
It could have been different, I thought.
It had been the forth time I was treated for drug addiction, when my mother fell sick.
It‘s all your fault, your a failure!, I heard the imaginary voice of my father.
The worst thing is that he‘s probably right!
Mother was the only one keeping our family together... at least was trying to.
Father has never believed in me.
Always standing in the shadow of my family‘s reputation... always being the odd one, the one who wasn‘t granted a scholarship, like my bigger brother.
It‘s all your fault, your a failure!
I clenched my fists.
All your fault!
I punched on the dashboard several times. Why is it always my fault?
I sounded like when I was nine.
Back then my brother always accused me of the things he perpetrated.
Even back then my father had always sided with my brother ... even back then I was the odd one.
My mother has always been the only person who understood me. She always used to take me into her arms to calm me - OH MOTHER WHY?!
The memory hurt as if someone was pressing a burning stick against my forehead.
I buried my head into my hands.
I felt my hands shaking again. Shaking so much that I couldn‘t hold my head anymore, shaking so much that I couldn‘t even properly move my arms anymore.
The grief always used to trigger a chainreaction, a chainreaction that has made me surrender all of my four treatments and made me fall for the drugs again.
The exact same grief was what I felt right then!
That was when I realized that I needed to go. Go, leave everything behind, leave the drugs behind, leave my family behind, leave everything familiar behind!
And don‘t look back!
— DAY 1 —
POPULAR Welcome Bookworms and Comic Enthusiasts!
This is your board to share your thoughts about your favorite piece of tome.
Feel free to introduce your favorite book, comic, or e-book to the community, discuss literature or share your own creations!
Since this is posted on 'Books & Comics', I’ll also have to talk about Literature so for the time being I thought I’d introduce my favorite book:
My all-time favorite book is called Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky.
It’s the first book of a whole series which even inspired the developement studio 4A Games to make a video game out of it!
It’s set in post-apocalyptic Moscow, where life is only possible in the shelter of the Metro stations.
The surface has been destroyed by the atomic bombs and those creatures who weren’t able to flee from the radiation were turned into ruthless monsters.
The book tells the story of young Artjom who has to leave his home station on a mission to safe the whole underground world, because one is sure: The people might be safe from the radiation down there, but it’s only a matter of time until the creatures from the surface find a way through the cracks inside the Metro system!
It’s a really tense book and I can only recommend reading it.