Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – In Theaters November 16
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There is a nice, glossy page of the items included, which is a necessity for some items at times!
T-800 CPU Brain Chip Replica – Terminator fans can power up their Skynet unit. This is a nice, heavy replica that’s definitely heavier than an actual chip would be. But it won’t break!
Dana Scully FBI Badge Prop Replica – X-Files fans could have also received a Fox Mulder badge.
Laura Vandervoort Signed Print – She played Supergirl on Smallville, she was the star of Bitten, but my favorite was her role on the V reboot.
“Harley Girl” Fan Art Print – This is a miss for me, as I don’t care for the pin-up look nor Harley Quinn.
Wakanda Fan Art Print – I usually don’t care for fan art. But this print of Black Panther is pretty great.
There were no filler pins this time, which I didn’t mind at all! The descriptions on the list of included items is nice, but if I wasn’t a fan of the show or movie, I wouldn’t have known what franchise some items are from, like the chip. The Laura Vandervoort signed print was impressive. But the Black Panther print was my favorite item.
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Star Wars Shirt – This is a fun cartoon design on a charcoal gray shirt. It’s a nice material that I’ll enjoy wearing.
Star Wars Stickers – These were fun filler that matched the Star Wars theme.
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The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Nothing is as it seems in the kingdom of Antora. Kestra Dallisor has spent three years in exile in the Lava Fields, but that won’t stop her from being drawn back into her father’s palace politics. He’s the right hand man of the cruel king, Lord Endrick, which makes Kestra a valuable bargaining chip. A group of rebels knows this all too well — and they snatch Kestra from her carriage as she reluctantly travels home.
The kidnappers want her to retrieve the lost Olden Blade, the only object that can destroy the immortal king, but Kestra is not the obedient captive they expected. Simon, one of her kidnappers, will have his hands full as Kestra tries to foil their plot, by force, cunning, or any means necessary. As motives shift and secrets emerge, both will have to decide what — and who — it is they’re fighting for.
After three years in exile, Kestra is abducted by a group of rebels. She is forced to find and bring back a legendary blade that may not even exist. But Kestra must go along with her orders or her guard and handmaiden may suffer. As Kestra learns more about the Olden Blade and her own heritage, everything comes into question.
The Traitor’s Game is the first in a new YA fantasy series. Kestra is a strong female protagonist – likable, savvy, and definitely not a damsel in distress. There is a complex love interest with a conflicted captor. Full of drama, intrigue, suspense, mystery, and a bit of magic – this is a promising start to a must-read series. The story has many unpredictable twists along the way to an ending that made me eager for the next installment.
The following are the books, movies, television shows, etc. I received last month for review and/or giveaways:
Lady Henterman’s Wardrobe by Marshall Ryan Maresca
Daughters of the Storm by Kim Wilkins
Disney Hyperion / Free Form / Marvel:
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Cobalt Squadron by Elizabeth Wein
Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi The Legends of Luke Skywalker by Ken Liu
City of Bastards by Andrew Shvarts
Ship It by Britta Lundin
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: 2 Fuzzy, 2 Furious by Shannon Hale
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Dean Hale
A Wrinkle in Time: A Guide to the Universe by Kari Sutherland
Star Trek: Discovery: Drastic Measures by Dayton Ward
The Final Six by Alexandra Monir
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:
The Robots of Gotham by Todd McAulty
Penguin / Putnam:
The Hunger by Alma Katsu
Blade and Bone by Jon Sprunk
Simon and Schuster / Saga Press:
The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi
Assassin’s Creed Uprising Volume 2: Inflection Point by Dan Watters
The Feed by Nick Clark Windo
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Cobalt Squadron by by Elizabeth Wein
Will Rose and Paige help save a planet, or will their actions lead to all-out war?
Sisters Rose and Paige Tico are a part of the resistance and the bomber group Cobalt Squadron. Paige is a gunner and Rose a brilliant technician. Cobalt Squadron assists Atterran citizens from a First Order blockade. The people of Atterra are dying from a lack of resources – a scene all too familiar for the Tico sisters.
Star Wars fans were introduced to Rose and (briefly) Paige in The Last Jedi. The sisters have a sweet relationship and unbreakable bond. This is an exciting story with plenty of drama and intrigue. However, I would have liked a bit more character development – especially from other members of the Cobalt Squadron. Not knowing some of the characters better, lessens the impact of events. This quick, fast-paced read is a just one short adventure that ties in to an event in The Force Awakens – and ends just before The Last Jedi. I can’t get enough of these new characters.