Love the mythology in this one #bookreview #YA

0316182885.01._SX142_SY224_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpgTeagan Wylltson’s best friend, Abby, dreams that horrifying creatures—goblins, shape-shifters, and beings of unearthly beauty but terrible cruelty—are hunting Teagan. Abby is always coming up with crazy stuff, though, so Teagan isn’t worried. Her life isn’t in danger. In fact, it’s perfect. She’s on track for a college scholarship. She has a great job. She’s focused on school, work, and her future. No boys, no heartaches, no problems. Until Finn Mac Cumhaill arrives. Finn’s a bit on the unearthly beautiful side himself. He has a killer accent and a knee-weakening smile. And either he’s crazy or he’s been haunting Abby’s dreams, because he’s talking about goblins, too… and about being The Mac Cumhaill, born to fight all goblin-kind. Finn knows a thing or two about fighting. Which is a very good thing, because this time, Abby’s right. The goblins are coming. (From Goodreads)

 

I enjoyed this one! It provided a really nice blend of Irish mythology and contemporary eras to provide a really great adventure story. I myself didn’t know anything about Irish Travellers so it was a good lesson for me to learn from as well.

Not sure what I can say about the romance aspect in the book. Don’t get me wrong, I love Teagan, Abby, Aiden and Finn. Their characters are fun to read and I loved to comedy aspect that was prevalent throughout the book. However I just couldn’t feel the chemistry they supposedly had. I know there’s other books to follow after this one, so maybe I’ll be able to see the chemistry then.

One other thing I have to say is, a glossary of the Irish terms would have been helpful. Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of every term you came across during the novel. Also a pronunciation guide would have been helpful here too. (We all know Irish terms aren’t read like they look)

However, I loved every aspect of this book. The comedy was great, the adventure/questing part was great to read (anyone felt disgusted as I did about the toe part? Omg lol) greatly recommended and I will be picking up the other two novels after this one.

I give it a 9 out of 10

 

 

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The Moon is a Creepy Place isn’t it? #bookreview

0316182885.01._SX142_SY224_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpgThree teenagers are going on the trip of a lifetime. Only one is coming back. It’s been more than forty years since NASA sent the first men to the moon, and to grab some much-needed funding and attention, they decide to launch an historic international lottery in which three lucky teenagers can win a week-long trip to moon base DARLAH 2. (from Goodreads)

 

I only grabbed this book because I thought cover looked interesting. I didn’t put two and two together until I finished the book. Creepy and at the same time a good horror sci fi in the YA section.

To be fair, the pace of the book starts off a little slow at first. Think of it as a very slow introduction to the characters and establishing the setting, and where they’re going to be headed to on their space journey.

Then hell breaks loose when they’re on the moon

And wow, the pace picks up considerably and it instantly becomes a page turner. Now I understand there needs to be a mystery aspect to the novel – whether that’s necessary to establish the plot or not, that I’m not too sure. I welcomed it regardless because everything starting coming together and you find yourself racing through the novel to find out what’s going to happen next.

Considering this is a YA sci fi novel, you’re not going to come across anything astronomically complicated when it comes to the science aspect of it all. No physics lessons or rocket science (literally.) It’s not meant to be a complex read so it’s ideal when one doesn’t want to bother with NASA lingo.

Be prepared for a twist at the end. I was completely floored and it made the read incredibly enjoyable.

Greatly recommended and well worth the read. We need more like this in the YA section! (and if you do find one, please let me know! I’m open to reading more of this!)

I give it a 9.5 out of 10

 

Okbolover is Moving!

Ladies and Gentlemen, cats and kitties, vampires and witches. Yes I am moving.

Gasp you’re gonna move your blog? 

Now now let’s not be hasty. No. My blog will always be here and it’s here to stay before you all start the farewell party.

I’m moving. Literally. Physically.

Oh no! you’ve been in Canada all your life! 

I know. It’s time for a change though. No I don’t have wanderlust. I am not a nomad. There’s a good reason why I’m moving. I’m getting married! Huzzah!!! wooo!!!

Congratulations! Where you gonna go?

My future lair will be in Portland, Oregon. It’s a great place to go to, and I’m looking forward to it. There’s plenty of book sanctuaries there and plenty of book blogging events to go to. More so than here. Plus the oodles of reviews I can now do over there and plenty of more opportunities. I’m definitely am looking forward to it.

Are you taking your books?

Right. About that. I have more than 3000 books to haul with me. It’s going to be a gradual process. I already have some boxes there waiting for me to unpack. The rest will be bit by bit as I’ll always come by to visit.

So what’s gonna happen and when are you going to blog again?

Give me about a week (I hope) to get myself settled. Then we can get back as scheduled again. In the meantime. My email is still open. So is my twitter. Until then! take care I’ll be back shortly!