Thursday, July 30, 2015

This Is Where It Ends [Book Review]

Genre - Young Adult
Year Published - forthcoming - 01/05/16
Length - 288 (print) pages
Written by: Marieke Nijkamp

Tagline:
Four Students.
Fifty-Four Minutes.
One boy with a gun.

Rating: 4 Skulls

Plot Summary:
10:00 a. m.
The principal of Opportunity High School, in Alabama, finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.
10:02 a. m.
The students get up to leave the auditorium.
10:03 a. m.
The auditorium doors won't open.
10:05 a. m.
Someone starts shooting.

Review:
"This explosive, emotional, page-turning debut about a high school held hostage is told from the perspective of four teens - each with their own reason to fear the boy with the gun."

Mark your calendars - January 5th, 2016 - that is the day that this book will be released.

Taking place from 10:01 a. m. - 10:55 a. m. on the first day of the last semester, this book revolves around four particular students as they face a horrifying reality.
Two of the students (the shooter's sister, Autumn and her girlfriend, Sylv) are trapped within the auditorium.
The other two students (the shooter's ex-girlfriend, Claire and Sylv's brother, Tomás) are outside of the auditorium.

This book is a fast-paced read that will show you how your life could change in a split-second!

Jason

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Rooms

An extremely unique spiritual journey!

This is the kind of book that makes you think about and evaluate life more thoroughly.

I will definitely be reading more of Rubart's works!

Jason

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Cross Roads

If you have read 'The Shack' then you should definitely enjoy 'Cross Roads'.
(I liked it even better than 'The Shack')

If you haven't read either, both are recommended reads.

Jason

Thursday, June 18, 2015

WolfCop (film) WolfCop: FleshMob (book)

So, my reading list was slightly derailed due to the fact that I watched 'WolfCop' the other day, (a fun movie!) and I had remembered seeing, not that long ago, that Permuted Press had published a WolfCop story, which I, of course, then had to read...

Both are enjoyable, for what they are.
If you enjoyed the movie, more-than-likely, you will enjoy the book as well.

With a 'WolfCop' sequel on the way (looking forward to it!) it wouldn't surprise me if more books may be in the works as well.

Jason

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Scarlet Gospels

Clive Barker at his finest!

Instead of rebooting the 'HellRaiser' franchise, they should make this a movie instead... epic!

Jason

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

My Fight/Your Fight

Currently being hailed as the most dominant athlete on the planet, Rousey's 'My Fight/Your Fight' will help you understand why that is so.
I have read at least a dozen biographies of MMA fighters, and this one sits at the top of the list.
Great read!

Jason

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Unbroken [Book/Movie Review]

This book has been in my "to read" pile...
My wife read it, back when it first came out, and my mother just recently read it, and both raved about it.

Since the movie is now out on dvd, I wanted to go ahead and read it, before I watched the movie.

First, it truly is an amazing story of survival!
I enjoyed the book, and I am glad that I read it, though I am not sure that I loved it as much as my wife & mother. (some parts just seemed a bit repetitive is all)

As for the movie - in my opinion, the movie had the rare potential to be better than the book, but alas it is not.
After having read the book, the movie just seemed way too overly condensed/rushed.

While each is readable/watchable, if you are interested in this true story, I would definitely go the book route!