Gothie Blogs

Bibliophile at heart. Always so many books to read, and not enough time. I'm currently training to work in a library and will have my Library services diploma very soon :)

Bloodstone (Rebel Angels Series)

Bloodstone - Gillian Philip Great sequel to Firebrand.
Again very glad I picked up this series as a spur of the moment read :)

I love the character development, and the new characters are great.
Quite a good twist in the story too :)

Cinder: Book One in the Lunar Chronicles

Cinder - Marissa Meyer Such a great read!

I couldn't put it down.
I loved the retelling of Cinderella, and I am super excited to get a copy of this for my shelves as well as the next 2, and the fourth book when it's released.

I am eager to find out what happens to Cinder and Kai :)

An Abundance of Katherines

An Abundance of Katherines - John Green Loved this so much.
John Green is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors :)

I loved all the mathematical information at the back, even though I didn't have a clue what was going on, it looked pretty :p

The Q and A section was awesome too.

I loved the little notes explaining things throughout the book and the story was super cute.

Heart-Shaped Box: A Novel

Heart-Shaped Box - Joe Hill Really enjoyed this as well.
Loved the twist and the ending

The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks

The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks - Max Brooks, Ibraim Roberson Loved the illustration style

Batman: Night of the Owls (The New 52)

Batman: The Night of the Owls - Scott Snyder, Judd Winick, Justin Gray, David Finch, Peter J. Tomasi, Pat Gleason, Tony S. Daniel, Scott Lobdell, Duane Swierczynski, J.H. Williams III, Jimmy Palmiotti I really enjoyed this comic.
I liked how some of the Talons had little background flashbacks to explain how they had ended up retired.
I liked how even characters like Red Hood stepped up to help even though they aren't technically on Batmans side.
Great graphic novel

Horns: A Novel

Horns - Joe Hill Really enjoyed this, was an interesting concept and I loved the ending :)

Politically Correct Holiday Stories: For an Enlightened Yuletide Season

Politically Correct Holiday Stories: For an Enlightened Yuletide Season - James Finn Garner Great read :)

A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel: Volume One

A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 - Daniel Abraham, George R.R. Martin, Tommy Patterson I loved the visuals and I loved the different looks of the characters compared to the tv show. Will need to get ahold of the next volume as well.
The foreword from George R. R. Martin was quite a good read as well with his little slips about comics vs graphic novels.

Batman & Robin: Dark Knight Vs. White Knight

Batman and Robin, Vol. 4: Dark Knight vs. White Knight - Paul Cornell, J.G. Jones, Judd Winick, Peter J. Tomasi, Various, Scott McDaniel Having never really been a Batman fan, I am really enjoying these comics. I love reading different interpretations of the bat and his villians.
I loved the premise of the white knight/angel and I hope to see him out and about again :)

Above

Above - Leah Bobet I picked up this book from my library expecting a story about fairies, I was not expecting it would be about genetic mutations instead.
Such a good read and interesting idea.
I loved the characters, even the "villian".
Having a male narrator was a welcome breath of fresh air, as most fantasy books I've read have been narrated by females.
Fantastic book by a new author, I look forward to reading her next release :)

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Will Grayson, Will Grayson - 'John Green',  'David Levithan' Such a great book!
I didn't pick up that the story had two narrators until the middle, which is a testament to how well written the characters are.
The ending was pretty adorable and I loved the characters just 3 pages in.

Spider-Man: The Gauntlet, Vol. 3 - Vulture & Morbius

Spider-Man: The Gauntlet Book 3 - Vulture & Morbius - Fred Van Lente, Fred Van Lente, Mark Waid, Luke Ross, Paul Azaceta, Joe Quinones, Joe Kelly I'm a big fan of Spiderman, and I loved this series :)

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War - Max Brooks Very good book. I loved the way it was written and the way it was multiple stories from different people and what they saw.
Really enjoyed it.

Never judge a book by it's movie.

The Book Thief

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak A fantastic read.
I was surprised to see the language used in the book as advanced and sophisticated as it was considering it's a young adult novel.

The narration by Death was perfect, he has his own non-human personality and way of looking at things that was refreshing.
Also never a bad thing to step away from the stereotypical death portrayals.
The story itself had a bittersweet ending and I needed a few tissues.

I could barely put this book down, I got sucked right into it and had to finish it.

I am eager to watch the movie now and see how it compares, though I have no doubt that Markus Zusak's novel will come out on top :)

Allegiant (Divergent, #3)

Allegiant (Divergent, #3) - Veronica Roth Such a great series, and though I needed a box of tissues, it was a good ending.
The series as a whole is well written, quick to read and has a very interesting theme.

Currently reading

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven,or How I Made Peace with the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process by Corey Taylor