Friday, January 4, 2019

Mini Thoughts

Hello, all!

I'm sure you all know by now how massive of a Star Wars fan I am, but what you might not know is that I love books that take place within the circus, especially in the 1920s. So big thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for two very fun reads that were right up my alley.

Pub Date: 10-23-18 by
Epic Ink
Pop Culture - Info - Fiction 
Star Wars: Scum and Villainy: Case Files on the Galaxy's Most Notorious- Pablo Hidalgo: This book is full of great artwork and information on various bad guys in the galaxy far, far away. It reads sort of like a cross between a recruitment pamphlet and a crime dossier. It's split up into three different parts, and within these parts you have everything from warrants for the arrest of everyone's favorite scoundrel and rebel princess, Han Solo and Princess Leia, to surveillance footage and mugshots from notable bounty hunters like Boba Fett to the slightly lesser known IG-88. This is such a cool perspective on the Star Wars universe. Usually, everything is about the good guys and this shines a spotlight on the bad guys who're the underbelly of the Galaxy. While this book doesn't necessarily bring anything new to the table, it is a really fun read for any Star Wars fan.

Pub Date: 1-22-19 by
Polis Books
Adult - Fiction - Fantasy
Miraculum- Steph Post: Ruby is a tattooed snake charmer in her father's carnival, Pontillar's Spectactular Star Light Miraculum. She is jaded, stand-offish and not quick to trust people, but all that changes when a mysterious man in black seemingly comes out of nowhere and joins up with the traveling show. Soon, death comes to the circus and it's up to Ruby, and the rough around the edges Hayden, to uncover the truth about the charming stranger, while also learning about her own inner power. I really enjoyed this book, it was very atmospheric and you really feel as if you're in the sweaty summer sun with all the other dusty rousties. Ruby is such a feisty, tough main character and I loved watching her go through this journey and really come into her own and embrace her destiny. This story mixes mystery with the supernatural and throws in a dash of romance, and it all flows so nicely. I'm such a sucker for circus reads, and this one was no exception.

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