Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

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I hope your day is filled with candy, costumes, and stories that keep you at the edge of your seat.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Review: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: A Graphic Novel

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Illustrated Classics): A Graphic Novel

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: A Graphic Novel
Stevenson – Klimowski – Schejbal
Series: Illustrated Classics
Publisher: Sterling
Release Date: April 18, 2009

The idea for The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde famously came to Robert Louis Stevenson one night in a dream. This graphic novel adaptation by Andrzej Klimowski and Danusia Schejbal has transformed that dream into an exquisite nightmare. Their faithful adaptation combines an already-chilling tale with truly haunting artwork.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the story of a respectable London doctor who ends up leading a dreadful double life—as a doctor, and as a cold-blooded murderer. Fans of Stevenson’s original novel and new readers will be riveted by this fascinating moral thriller.


I wanted to read at least one horror classic this Halloween season. When I saw the graphic novel version of Jekyll and Hyde I got very excited! I had listened to The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde a few years ago and found it a bit boring, but it may have been the narrator, or even my mood at the time. I really wanted to try this story in a different medium to give it another chance in book form. I don’t know of anyone who isn’t familiar with this story either through book, movie, or even cartoon. So I wont be spending a lot of time reviewing the written story except to say I do enjoy the concept of this story in almost all its forms, but I do want to talk about how the art in this GN worked for me .

I really enjoyed black and white monochrome art that was used to tell this classic story. If you are like me around this time of year you start to have less and less reading time. This version Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is told so much more in picture than word so you really get to set the pace as to how quick the book is. I have actually now gone through it twice:)

As I was going from page to page I appreciated the detail that was invested in Jekyll and Hyde. Hyde’s lines are blurred and really put out a since of wrongness while Jekyll is drawn with clean clear lines. I liked how this went along with the moral dilemma that was being told through Jekyll’s point of view.  

My very favorite part of this book is the last page. As Jekyll is trying to convey his story in a letter that will be the last thing he writes as himself. I love how the letter is written out and how it really does look like Jekyll struggled to actually put pin to page. The emotion shows through in the style it is written out and it really grabbed me.

If you have been wanting to try this classic and have just never picked it up you should give this format a try.

Happy Reading,

4 Moons
I liked this enough to have already gone through it two times.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Giveaway: Archangel's Legion by Nalini Singh

If you follow me at all you know that I love paranormal romance and in my book no one does PNR better than Nalini Singh.

Archangel's Legion (Guild Hunter, #6)

Nalini Singh, the New York Times bestselling “alpha author of paranormal romance” (Booklist) returns to an immortal world of violent passion and lethal power…on the brink of a deadly archangelic war.

Angels are falling from the sky in New York, struck down by a vicious, unknown force.

Vampires are dying impossibly of disease.

Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and the Archangel Raphael must discover the source of the wave of death before it engulfs their city and their people, leaving New York a ruin and Raphael’s Tower under siege by enemy archangels.

Yet even as they fight desperately to save the city, an even darker force is stirring, its chill eyes trained on New York…and on Raphael. Rivers of crimson and nightmares given flesh, the world will never again be the same…

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Today is release day for Achangel’s Legion, the 6th book in the Guild Hunter series. I will be busy reading Archangel’s Legion today and thought you may want a copy to read too:) I don’t normally enjoy angel books but this is completely different from the norm. there is none of that fallen from heaven stuff in this series. The Guild Hunter series is just plain awesome!


  • If you can get a book from Book Depository then your in.
  • If you need a different book in the series pick the paperback you need.
  • Good luck!
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Happy Reading,

Monday, October 28, 2013

Become a Book Giver with World Book Night

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This past April I had an amazing experience being a World Book Night Giver! I got to give away 20 copies of the amazing book The Lightning Thief.

The 2014 list of books that are available to give is now up on the WBN site. These are the books listed and if you click on the cover it will take you to the Goodreads page.

The Zookeeper's WifeKitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary UnderbellyThe Weird SistersThe Perks of Being a Wallflower
After the FuneralThe Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice, #1)Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and SweetThe Lighthouse Road
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big DifferenceWait Till Next YearCatch-22 (Catch-22, #1)The Dog Stars
Hoot (Juvenile, #1)Pontoon: A Novel of Lake WobegonSame DifferenceEnchanted (Woodcutter Sisters #1)
Miss Darcy Falls in LoveBobcat and Other StoriesYoung Men and FireTales of the City (Tales of the City, #1)
Waiting to ExhaleSunrise Over FallujahBridge to TerabithiaThe Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine, #1)When I Was Puerto RicanWhere'd You Go, BernadetteWild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Presumed InnocentCode Name VerityThis Boy's Life100 Best-Loved Poems

Have you read any of these titles?
How awesome is this list?!?! What book would you want to give someone else to read???

If you would like the opportunity to become a Book Giver this year just go over to the World Book Night site and fill out an application. I will be filling out the application again too. I hope to be a giver again this coming AprilSmile

Happy Reading,

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Review: Suburban Legends by Sam Stall


File Size: 10186 KB
Print Length: 240 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books (October 1, 2013)
ASIN: B00C8RZHXI {Amazon}
Source: Publisher, in exchange for an honest review


Its a Terrible Day in the Neighborhood.

They told you the suburbs were a great place to live. They said nothing bad could ever happen here. But they were wrong.

This collection of terrifying true stories exposes the dark side of life in the ’burbs—from corpses buried in backyards and ghosts lurking in fast food restaurants to UFOs, vanishing persons, bizarre apparitions, and worse. Consider:
     •  The Soccer Mom’s Secret. Meet Melinda Raisch of Columbus, Ohio. She’s the wife of a dentist. A mother of three. A PTA member. And she has enough murderous secrets to fill a minivan.
     •  Noise Pollution. More than 100 residents of Kokomo, Indiana, claim their small town is under attack by a low-pitched humming sound that erodes health and sanity. Too bad they’re the only ones who can hear it.
     •  Death Takes a Holiday inn. There’s nothing more reassuring than a big chain hotel in a quaint small town—unless it’s the Holiday Inn of Grand Island, New York, where you’ll spend the night with the spirit of a mischievous little girl. 

So lock your doors, dim the lights, and prepare to stay up all night with this creepy collection of true tales. We promise you’ll never look at white picket fences the same way again! {Goodreads}
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There’s something simple and satisfying about Suburban Legends…especially for anyone who is a fan of true-crime, ghost stories, and unexplained happenings.  Stall does an amazing job and conveying the essentials of each entry in a no-nonsense, tongue-in-cheek kinda way that makes even the most absurd funny and believable at the same time.

Suburban Legends is a super quick read, with each story being only a few pages, and some even have accompanying pictures!  And who doesn’t love a book that includes pictures???  Several times I found myself lost in the story.  I was drawn to the true-crime the most.  I find that sorta thing fascinating!  So fascinating that I strive to watch Dateline on Friday nights for the whodunits! I guess that makes me a geek of some sort, but I’m cool with that.

There is so much crazy, creepy and confounding in Suburban Legends, that it’ll leave you shaking your head, questioning reality, and gape-jawed at the same time.  Guys, honestly, pick this up.  It’s the perfect read with Halloween just around the corner!

5 Moons