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Artemis Fowl Movie Coming! #WaitingOnWednesday

I didn’t know an Artemis Fowl movie was coming, and I’m very happy about that. It’s actually a book series that I already wondered if it was never going to get a cinematic release. I read the first 3 or 4 books years ago, and had A LOT of fun with it.

The downside is that they changed some character’s gender and color, and I wasn’t necessary. Changing a middle-eastern to a black person, or an Asian to black is not going to improve the diversity of the movie, only screw up with some plot points.

 just hope the same that happened to Percy Jackson doesn’t happen here. You can see a discussion about the upcoming movie on this Reddit thread below.


The Dragon Prince Review (Netflix Original)

The Dragon Prince was released recently on Netflix. With new Netflix Original shows arriving every week, it’s really hard to keep up with everything. But I think this Avatar: The Last Airbender spiritual successor might be worth your time.

The Dragon Prince: Storm Dragon King
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Disenchantment Review (Netflix Original)

Disenchantment is a Netflix Original created by Matt Groening, the man behind The Simpsons and Futurama. While the previous shows are contemporary and futuristic, Disenchantment takes us to a wacky medieval fantasy.

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Manga Review: Delicious in Dungeon

This time I’m here to talk about Delicious in Dungeon (Dungeon Meshi). It’s a manga about cooking monsters in a dungeon! It had to be at least original, right?

I got the first four volumes at the Toronto Public Library and devoured them. So far, the story and characters were very entertaining and got me totally hooked, enough to keep me interested and eager for more.

Delicious in Dungeon - Slime Anatomy

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Friday Reads: July 20th

This week I finished reading Neverseen, the 4th book on the Keeper of the Lost Cities series by Shannon Messenger. It’s one of my favorite series at the moment, and it’s a shame that I took so long to read this book. But now I already put a hold for the next book at the library.

Death Bringer Skullduggery Pleasant #6

And also, after a few years, I’m finally continuing to read the Skullduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy, with the book Death Bringer, the 6th in the series. Back in Brazil I’ve got to read the previous books, but they stopped publishing the series without any notice. So, I kept waiting for the next release, which never came. But now I’ve got it in English in my Kindle. 😁

If you’re wondering, one of the reasons I didn’t get an English version before is because all characters names were translated or adapted in Portuguese, and I didn’t want to relearn all of them.

I’m now at 11%, and  I’m really glad I’ve returned to this series. The humor is great, and the story and the characters too. I hope I can finish it soon and start the next one in the series: Kingdom of the Wicked.

Friday Reads: Neverseen (Keeper Of The Lost Cities #4)

This week I’ve started reading Neverseen, the 4th book in the Keeper Of The Lost Cities series by Shannon Messenger. The series is not as famous as it should be, because its really awesome, and so far this book is great! I strongly recommend it if you enjoy books like Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. If you are not reading it yet, check the series at Amazon.

Friday Reads (May 11)

Today, I finished reading Salvage Trouble by J. S. Morim on my way to college. And now, going back home I just started reading Clash of Worlds, the last book on the House of Secrets trilogy. The first two books were very fun, so I’m excited to finally finish the whole story.

Waiting on Wednesday (Apr. 25)

It’s been some time since my last Waiting on Wednesday post, but here it is again! This time with an Urban Fantasy book: Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World #1), by Rebecca Roanhorse.

For me, seems like a very welcome alternative to the usual white woman/shapeshifter + sexy vampire/werewolf fighting in a big city that is so common in urban fantasies with female characters. You can pre-order it on Amazon.

While most of the world has drowned beneath the sudden rising waters of a climate apocalypse, Dinétah (formerly the Navajo reservation) has been reborn. The gods and heroes of legend walk the land, but so do monsters.

Maggie Hoskie is a DinĂ©tah monster hunter, a supernaturally gifted killer. When a small town needs help finding a missing girl, Maggie is their last—and best—hope. But what Maggie uncovers about the monster is much larger and more terrifying than anything she could imagine.

Maggie reluctantly enlists the aid of Kai Arviso, an unconventional medicine man, and together they travel to the rez to unravel clues from ancient legends, trade favors with tricksters, and battle dark witchcraft in a patchwork world of deteriorating technology.

As Maggie discovers the truth behind the disappearances, she will have to confront her past—if she wants to survive.

What I’m reading now

A month before my travel to Toronto, I bought a book to read during the trip. Ok, mostly on the airport, since we’ve got to wait 10 hours in Sao Paulo for our flight to Toronto. Since I arrived, I didn’t read it anymore, but that’s just because I was too busy and tired that at home I didn’t read at all. The book is Fool’s Gold (The Dragon Lords #1), by Jon Hollins and I’m having a great time with it.

And this week, I started reading Salvage Trouble, by J. S. Morin, on the Kindle app on my phone. It’s short and very cheap, and as I’ll be on the subway a lot, it’s a good way to pass the time. Way more enjoyable than doing nothing, for sure. I didn’t read much of it yet, but so far so good, and seems that I’ll have fun with this one.

Waiting on Wednesday: I Kill Giants

I didn’t know about this movie (and the  comic book) until this week, when the poster was released. It looks SO GOOD, and after watching the trailer, I can’t help but be excited for it. It was made in Belgium and is set to premiere on March 23, 2018. 

It’s based on a comic book with the same name, and you can buy it on Amazon.

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