Thursday, December 7, 2017

Review: The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burrough


Goodreads Description:
The adventure continues across two continents as Tarzan travels back to England, where he becomes embroiled in royal intrigue and espionage. Later, returning to his African jungle home, he is proclaimed leader of the Waziri tribe--and told about a fabulous lost city full of treasure ruled by a beautiful priestess. The priestess falls in love with Tarzan, but he cares only for his fiancĂ©e, the American beauty Jane Porter--and when she's kidnapped by a dangerous tribe of apelike men, Tarzan must use all his powers as king of the jungle to rescue her. 

I dont know what it is about the series that I actually enjoy. There is something about the writing that before I would've totally hated, I know it, but now a days, it is simply so freaking interesting that I wish nothing more than to continue on. Tarzan himself would stress me out, why did he have to be so freaking noble at first, which speaks a lot more about his ape mother rasing him than most people in the civilized world. 
Here, we see Tarzan in said civil world and trying to adjust to the rules of the modern world and yet still having the rules of the animal world in his heart and blood. 
With all that being said, this one took me a lot longer to get through than the first book, Edgar Rice sure knew how to set up a world, I mean there is a reason his books are among the most popular and classic of its genre, so I can't quiet place what it was. Maybe it was my disappointment over Jane and Clayton but not really being able to hate either one of them, truly understand what it was where they were coming from, and both of them being genuinely noble. But then again, we hardly see them throughout the beginning of the book. It could be that Tarzan being such a perfectly selfless character was getting to me, cuz that just wasn't realistic to me. Then again, that in itself speaks about the flaw we have as a society, as Tarzan would so boldly state. Will I give up on the series? Not at all, I still have one more book in my collection and I intend to tackle it this year.

Recommend it?

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Review: Wonder Woman Warbringer


Goodreads Description:
Daughter of immortals.

Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may have doomed the world.

Daughter of death.

Alia Keralis just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted by people who think her very existence could spark a world war. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.


Two girls will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. Tested beyond the bounds of their abilities, Diana and Alia must find a way to unleash hidden strengths and forge an unlikely alliance. Because if they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.

Pre Review: 
When Wonder Woman hit theaters, I became OBSESSED! Wonder Woman grew a special place in my heart and 5 days later, I adopted 2 cats and named one of them Diana Prince. When I heard one of my favorite authors would be doing a book on Wonder Woman, or rather a whole series based on these DC legends would be done by some of the top best selling authors, I was so excited.

Needless to say, it was soon after I got my hands on this book at San Diego Comic Con, that I entered a massive reading slump from which I still haven't recovered. Here I am, trying to revive myself and I find myself currently with the book in my lap, excited to actually open the pages and actually get to it. I have been reading some comics so I have a bit of a more solid taste of the original Wonder Woman, fingers crossed I love this as much.
Review to come.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Review: The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien


Goodreads Description:
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkeness bind them

In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit.

In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.

I knew as I read the book that having seen the movies first was a mistake, but there isnt anything that I can do about that can I?
With that being said, I liked the movies better xD 
I know, sue me. J. R. R. Tolkien still managed to make a fantastic world, its unmatched, I didnt hate the books, I dont think anyone can really hate the books. There are things that are different, which is to be expected in any adaptation, but I did find some parts of the book and I was like okay when is this gonna happen? Did this happen at that time? I thought this was later? Shit like that you know?
I'm always so surprised when I find out when this book was published, it was ahead of its time, even today its just something that doesn't fail to impress. Its a book for the generations. 

Recommend it?
Its a must.