March was a very different kind of month for me when it came to reading, for the last two months I’ve been into reading comic books and really enjoyed it, so I had ordered a ton of comic books to read through out the month of March, thing is they are arriving today. I don’t know what is up with the shipping people or the warehouse but I’m never getting comics from Midtown Comics again. Worst service ever. So I guess in April I will be reading a ton of comics instead.
I defiantly had a theme going on in all the books I read. And that would be of Dystopias, which was also the theme for Iggle Bookworms, I didn’t even realize I read all dystopian novels this month.
I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson
This was the book choose for Iggle Bookworms (if your not part of that goodreads group go join!) I saw the movie when it came out and I didn’t like it or dislike it. Vampires are always just kinda meh for me. But I was like “hey why not, I’ve never read the book, and usually the book is better” So I got the audio book, and it was really short which was awesome.
For those who don’t know here’s a quick summary of the book, no spoilers:
Robert Neveille is the main character, he happens to the last human on earth. While everyone else has been turned into a Vampire, and they want to suck his blood. During the day he hunts them, through what use to be civilization. By night be barricades himself in his house and waits for the morning. We get to watch him go through this journey.
Over all I wasn’t a fan of the book, for a couple of reasons. The person who read the audio book was boring. And I don’t think the book was, I feel like if I had read it it would have been much more enjoyable of an experience. The other thing I didn’t like was in the beginning when we’re just getting to know him. He goes on and on about how he won’t ever have sex again and how tempting the females are. Like I’m sorry but the guy needs self control, if the world has basically ended then ya finding someone to have sex with is gonna be hard, go figure.
Tom Clancy’s The Divison: New York Collapse by Alex Irvine, Ubisoft, Melcher Media
This is one of my favorite kinds of books. It’s a survival guide, but in the margins of the book there is another story written, as well as having things stuffed into the book such as a subway pass, old posters, etc. I really love that, it makes the book feel used, old, and like a found object. This is a lore book to go along with The Division that was released in March (check out my thoughts about the game here). I really enjoyed the book, it was like putting together a puzzle, and there were actual puzzles with in the book as well. It was a very fun read and made the game more fun playing. One of my favorite things I learned was concerning The Cleaners, (spoiler) they were all garbageman, and sanitation workers. I thought that was so interesting and made a lot of sense, they just want keep doing their job in a sense, cleaning the city.
A quick summary is “New York Collapse is an in-world fictionalized companion to one of the biggest video game releases of 2016: Tom Clancy’s The Division from Ubisoft. Within this discarded survivalist field guide, written before the collapse, lies a mystery—a handwritten account of a woman struggling to discover why New York City fell. The keys to unlocking the survivor’s full story are hidden within seven removable artifacts, ranging from a full-city map to a used transit card. Retrace her steps through a destroyed urban landscape and decipher her clues to reveal the key secrets at the heart of this highly anticipated game.” -Goodreads
There is also a trailer for advertising of the book. Check it out:
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
This was recommend to me by an awesome, magical friend known as @coliBree_c over on twitter (go check her out! She’s awesome!) I read this book because of her recomendation that came about because of a story I’m attempting to write in a very similar form to how it’s layed out in this book. It was really inspiring to see how they laid the story out and had it all come together.
It’s a super unique telling of a classic plot (girl meets boy, and is thrown on an epic adventure).Which makes for a great read. Apparently there might be a movie adaptation, because Brad Pitts company just bought the rights to it. SO keep an eye out for that.
I read the majority of this doing the Iggle Fitness Challenge of March. If you want to know more about that head over to IGGPPC’s post and check it out. It was really fun!
“This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.
This afternoon, her planet was invaded.
The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.
But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.
Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.” -Goodreads
And that’s it for me for this month. What did you read this month? I would love to know! Also I would love to be your friend on goodreads so add me!