The ‘Goosebumps’ Rap ‘Bumps Gonna Goose Ya!’ Will Make You Miss 90s Theme Songs

8 Oct

Jack Black’s Goosebumps film (wherein he plays horror author R.L. Stine but not all of R.L. Stine’s ghost writers) hits theatres on October 16, and what better way to celebrate than with a 90s style rap theme song?

You know, just like in the good old days.

Sure it’s no Addams Family or Men in Black theme, but it definitely beats out Deepest Bluest, the rap where LL Cool J brags about how his hat is like a shark’s fin.

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Hot Off the Proverbial Presses: October 6, 2015

6 Oct

New Book Releases October 6 2015

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Book Cover Battle: ‘The Rest of Us Just Live Here’ by Patrick Ness – US Cover VS. UK Cover

5 Oct

The Rest of Us Just Live Here UK US Covers Patrick Ness

After being out in the UK since August 27, Patrick Ness’ latest offering The Rest of Us Just Live Here is finally being released in the US!

To celebrate, we’re pitting both covers against each other in yet another book cover battle. Spoilers: we think the color scheme of the UK edition is far more pleasing.

Which cover do you find extraordinary? The US version (left) or the UK version (right)?

Continue reading for the synopsis and vote for which cover you think is superior below the jump!

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My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s September 2015 Book Haul

2 Oct

New Book Releases

September 2015 Book Haul

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti

September 2015 Book Haul

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Decoded: The Full Text of Lewis Carroll’s Novel with its Many Hidden Meanings Revealed by David Day

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My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s September 2015 Wrap Up

1 Oct

September 2015 Wrap Up

Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
I love love loved the first two books in the Throne of Glass series about a bad ass lady assassin living in a semi-medieval world. It has everything: romance, magic, monsters, and the complete ability to rip your beating heart out of your chest. I’ve heard it only gets worse from here.

Spider-Gwen Vol. 0: Most Wanted? by Jason Latour
While I’m not the biggest fan of Spider-man Peter Parker, I really do enjoy his alternate universe counter-part Spider-Gwen (AKA Spider-Woman) who made her first web-slinging appearance in Dan Slott’s Spider-Verse. She will return this month in Marvel’s All-New, All-Different comics.

Jem and the Holograms: Showtime by Kelly Thompson
Kelly Thompson, the author who caught our attention with her kick-ass story The Girl Who Would Be King writes this remake of 80’s animated series Jem. The artwork is adorable and I love the diversity, but the plots are definitely aimed at much younger readers.

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The Scorpion and the Goat: Cassie-la Pricks ‘The Scorpion Rules’ by Erin Bow

30 Sep

The Scorpion RulesThe Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow (Galley)
Release Date
: September 22, 2015
: Fiction, young adult, science fiction, dystopia, post-apocalyptic, we could have had it all
Rating: 3.2 out of 5 stars

Summary: To prevent war following a catastrophic change in the climate, an AI working for the UN instituted an ancient peace-keeping measure: all world leaders must submit a child to be held hostage. If war is declared, their children’s lives are forfeit. One such hostage is Greta, the Crown Princess of the Pan Polar Confederacy, whose world is turned upside down by the arrival of Elián, a hostage from the Cumberland Alliance. Will Greta and the other Children of Peace keep war at bay or will their parents sacrifice their own for the greater good. And what do goats have to do with it?

Before I begin I have to say that I really wanted to like The Scorpion Rules — and sometimes I even did — but as with a lot of concept novels that deal with dystopian worlds and child murder (see also Dualed and its sequel Divided), it just didn’t live up to its premise.

The book begins as most dystopias do with an apocalypse, starting with the melting of the polar ice caps because yes Virginia, global warming is real. This rise in sea levels leads to a decrease in land, a loss of water and food, new diseases and plagues and a series of disputes calls the War Storms.

As readers we are not shown but rather told these events by a former human now a Class II artificial intelligence named Talis, a sassy entity and lover of the Terminator films who saved humankind from the War Storms, holding all of humanity hostage with their own mortality.

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Hot Off the Proverbial Presses: September 29, 2015

29 Sep

New Book Releases September 29 2015

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