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Zenith: The Androma Saga – Giveaway Winners

Hi, It’s Mimi! Last week, fellow ReadGeek, Jamari, wrote an amazing review for the latest book in The Androma Saga, Zenith. He also announced the giveaway for two digital copies of the brand new book.

To enter this giveaway, you had to go to our twitter (@ReadGeekx3), retweet this tweet, and follow us. Almost a hundred of you entered and we were very pleased with this, so thank you to everyone who put their hat in the ring for this, but only two of you will be receiving a copy of Zenith today.

We are very happy to say that the two winners of the Zenith Giveaway are Melany (@ReadingRapunzel) and Destiny (@DestinyWrites)! Congratulations to you both! You should have messages on twitter from us shortly after this is published that says how you will be receiving your digital copies, along with some other information. I’m sure that you will absolutely love Zenith and we are so glad that you are apart of ReadGeek!

To everyone who entered and didn’t win, I would just like to say that the winners were picked at random and anyone who entered or won was not singled out based on who they were. If you retweeted us, but didn’t follow us, you were not eligible to win. If you followed us, but didn’t retweet us, then you were also not eligible to win. You had to do both to win. This was only our first giveaway and there will be more in the future, so keep your eyes out for those and don’t be upset if you were not picked today.

We hope all of you will stay with us and we are so glad that you guys entered and read our articles. Have a great day, guys! Keep reading!

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BOOK REVIEW: ZENITH : The Androma Saga – Part 1 + GIVEAWAY

Good afternoon and happy ZENITH Book birthday! Yes, after a what seemed like a long time, our wait is finally over and ZENITH: The Androma Saga Part 1 is now out and available on all e-platforms wherever ebooks are sold!


ZENITH is set in the Miracle Galaxy and it focuses on Andi (also known as the bloody baroness) who is the captain of an all female space crew and their ship The Marauder until one day when Andi and her crew are captured by a bounty hunter named Dex who turns out to be someone from Andi’s past. cce191_b7fb6093f4ac42378260f0c2fddbfb2e~mv2_d_4623_3627_s_4_2

If you were like me and stayed up until midnight to receive your e-copy of ZENITH last night and binge read it then you would know how satisfying of a reading experience this book was!

Lindsay Cummings and Sasha Alsberg are a force to be reckoned with! No joke ZENITH is just a beautifully written and fast paced thrill ride of a story! From the first page to the very end I was hooked to the edge of my seat!

I really enjoyed reading about Andi and her inner conflict as she goes on her journey to discovering more about her galaxy for this first part of four in this serialized novel!

Our rating for ZENITH: The Androma Saga Part 1 is a 4.5/5 stars (Letter Grade: A-) 

If you’re a science fiction geek like I am or a fan of Star Wars or The Throne of Glass Series then I highly recommend this book! If you’ve read it we encourage you to spread the word and pass it on to others you know to read and rate this book!

Keep reading for information on the Zenith Giveaway we will be hosting!





To help celebrate the release of ZENITH, we will be giving away two FREE copies of ZENITH through iBooks for two lucky fans!

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How to enter:

On our Twitter, there will be a tweet posted about the giveaway, from there will will need to:

-Follow us on Twitter.

-RT this Tweet to enter.  

The giveaway will run for one week before we contact the the two winner to receive their copy! Good luck, Marauders!


Is Tim Burton’s Vision Hurting the Miss Peregrine’s Movie Adaptation?

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, a 2011 historical fantasy novel most famous for its use of photographs to drive its narrative, is just the next Young Adult book to get adapted to the big screen. The MPHFPC movie itself in the same film category as many successes, such as The Hunger Games, as well as an almost overwhelming amount of flops, such as The Fifth Wave. With many of the most recent YA book-to-movie adaptations underperforming, or just outright flopping, in the box office, it seems the the MPHFPC movie would be faced with the task of not only succeeding in the box office, but appealing to both the fans of the book, as well as the casual moviegoer.

I was and still am looking forward for this movie. After starting and finishing the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series last year, I became very excited with all the possibilities and potential the books contained for a movie adaptation. Many aspects of the book seem primed for the big screen, so when I found out one was actually in the works, I was beyond excited. I became even more excited when I heard that the talented Tim Burton would be directing the film. But over the past year, though, as I have watched this film take shape in anticipation of its approaching release date, it seems to me that the mysterious and fantastical story told in the novel has lost some of its key aspects at the hands of Tim Burton’s “vision” in its transformation to the screen, and I personally believe the film is worse off because of that.

If you have read any amount of the three books in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children trilogy, you know that the characters make the story, especially the Peculiars. Ransom Riggs, the author of the book series, manages to make sure that each and every one of the many Peculiar children are well-realized, each having their own personality that is built upon throughout the series. The children’s unique peculiarities also play into those senses of individuality, serving as a kind of extension of those personalities. Their personalities and individuality are one of the reasons that the book series is a favorite of mine.

I believe Tim Burton has neglected this aspect of the MPHFPC story, though. This is most evident in the switching of characters peculiarities. Emma, a main character in the series, had the ability to create fire, a peculiarity perfect for her fiery attitude. But in the movie, she has switched peculiarities with Olive, one of the younger children in the series, now having the peculiarity of permanent levitation. Not only that, but Olive has been transformed from a innocent little girl in the books to a fire-wielding grown woman in the film! Characterization being an important part of the entire series, those and other large changes truly do have a great affect on the story as a whole.

MPHFPC stood out in the YA scene due to its darker and more ominous tone. From whats been shown to us, though, it doesn’t seem that the tone hasn’t at all transferred over into the movies. It seems the movies are focusing more onto the more fantastical elements, while neglecting the darker, grittier elements that upped its appeal in the book market, such as its inclusion of WWII aspects to the story. Seeing as not many YA adaptations have horror elements to them, I think including the darker parts of the story could have helped the movie to stand out against the sea of unsuccessful Young Adult adaptations. It seems, though, that Tim Burton has preferred to stay on the more fantastical and light-hearted side of the story, staying away from the darker and more realistic elements.

I think that the problem with characterization and tone points to a larger issue with Tim Burton as a director. I don’t think he completely understands the potential that fans of a book have. The book community can be a very important group to attract, especially for such a popular  and well received book.Creating a faithful adaptation that would have appealed to larger movie audiences would have been completely possible, and I think by making some of those large changes might turn away some of the book fans while also making for a less appealing movie to general audiences.

In the end, I am still excited to experience this movie on September 30. These are just my opinions, though, and I would love to hear the thoughts of other fans of the book. Don’t be afraid to comment and share your opinion on the movie. I think that the discussion of this movie can play over into the rest of YA book-to-movie adaptations and spark an interesting conversation.

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(+ I think we can all appreciate Eva Green’s hair, though. I mean look at it!) b6b8c29859ec595915e4bdc3650d0a15

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5 Reasons We’re Excited for ZENITH: The Andoma Saga Part 1!

Hello Geeks! It’s Jamari here from ReadGeek and we’re less than 5 days away from the release of ZENITH: The Androma Saga Part 1!  If you don’t know or haven’t heard already, ZENITH is a novel that’s co-written by multi-genre author Lindsay Cummings (who also wrote The Murder Complex Duology) & Sasha Alsberg (Booktuber best known for her outstanding YouTube Channel abookutopia)! And with the release of Zenith fast approaching, we’ve decided to share 5 reasons why we’re PUMPED for the release of ZENITH!

1. The Cover

Yes yes, we know you’re not supposed to judge a book by it’s cover, (but even as we say that we do it all the time) but just from the Zenith cover alone we can already tell we’re about to be pulled in for one exciting and epic space journey adventure! Just take a look for yourself!


2. The Summary 

Just from the first two sentences of the reading the summary of Zenith we were immediately drawn in to the story and got a good understanding of what it was all about!

The Summary Reads:

There is darkness

sweeping across the stars.

Most know her as the Bloody Baroness, the captain of a fearsome glass starship called The Marauder. Androma and her crew strike terror in the hearts of those who cross them amongst the many corners of the Mirabel Galaxy.

When a routine mission goes rogue, the all-female crew is captured by a bounty hunter from Andi’s past and forced into a job that could, quite literally, start a war that will devour worlds.

Meanwhile, on the far side of the galaxy, the ruthless ruler Nor waits in the shadows of the planet Xen Ptera, biding her time. The final pieces are about to fall into place, liberating a plan that will tear Mirabel in two.

As the Marauder hurtles toward the unknown, there is one lesson that proves to be true: No one can be trusted in a galaxy that runs on lies and illusion.


3. It’s Part 1 of 4 Parts of a Serialized Novel

I know there’s probably a lot of you out there who don;t know or haven’t heard of what a serialized novel is. A Serialized Novel is basically a novel that is released little by little part by part and in the end will make up one cohesive story. We’ll give you an example. Take Harry Potter for a second and imagine if book 1 was released over a coarse of time chapter sections by chapter sections to the end of the first book in which you’d have one overall novel in the end of all the parts that have been released, thats kind of an understanding of how ZENITH is going to be released.

We’ll be getting Part 1 this coming Tuesday on June 21 and the story will be continued in the coming three other parts until we have one complete novel. It may seem like a long time since we’d have to wait until they finish all the remaining parts, but on the bright side, having the novel released as parts gives us more of a chance to gradually grow with the characters and story over time to time from Part 1 to Part 2 to Part 3 to Part 4 rather than speed reading quickly through one book entirely.

4. It’s Written by Two Kickass Women about Kickass Woman! 


The authors, Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings are both very amazing, powerful and badass young women! We cannot express enough how pumped we are about this story and we can only imagine how badass and awesome the adventures the Bloody Baroness and her all female crew are going to have kicking ass in the galactic!

5. The Sneak Peek from Chapter 1 was PHENOMENAL!

Those who signed up for the ZENITH Newsletter on received a very special treat yesterday in their inboxes! In the latest newsletter Sasha and Lindsay sent out, they gave us a special exclusive sneak peek of the first chapter from ZENITH and I’m completely truthful when I tell you that it was nothing less of perfection! The sneak peek instantly had us hooked into the novel and the writing was SO beautiful and well written! Co-author, Sasha Alsberg mentioned on her YouTube Channel and Snapchat previously that ZENITH was written in a way so that it reads like a fantasy novel and in that sneak peek we could 100% agree and understand what she meant!

That was our top 5 reasons to why we’re excited for ZENITH Part 1! What are yours? Do you have some of the same one’s as us? And have you pre-ordered your e-copy of ZENITH yet?!


You can get sucked into the Mirabel Galaxy in ZENITH: The Androma Saga Part 1 on June 21, 2016! Pre-Order your copy now wherever ebooks are sold!


Where is Star Trek: Beyond?

Hello guys! I’m Mimi, the new writer for ReadGeek and right now I want to ask you guys to do a little something for me – Turn on your T.V. Go ahead, do it. Watch for a couple hours, or maybe a few days, and you will see plenty of promotional adverts for movies, such as Finding Dory, Suicide Squad, and Independence Day: Resurgence, but I can almost guarantee that you won’t see a single one for Star Trek: Beyond 

The third installment of the reboot of the Star Trek series is scheduled to be released on July 22nd and so far, Paramount Pictures has only released two trailers. Only two trailers seems like a good idea, considering that is the average number of trailers per movie, but this movie’s predecessor, Star Trek: Into Darkness, had three trailers and it did very well in comparison to the other movies in the franchise that only had two.

The lack of trailers isn’t the only problem though. The lack of promotional images and interviews is also a huge drag when compared to those of Into Darkness. Beyond did well with the release of multiple screen-grabs and one interview in late April/early May, but that was a month ago. Around this time in Into Darkness‘s promotional campaign we had two Star Trek themed app releases, a cover story in Entertainment Weekly, multiple image releases, and a first look featurette. Please, tell me you see the problem too!

We are less than forty days away from the premiere of Star Trek: Beyond and we are getting promotional efforts that would be better suited for a movie that is trying to scare consumers away. Many people have taken to various websites and social medias to complain about this issue. Some people have even predicted what they think the movie will turn out like based on the two trailers. A large group of people have predicted that Star Trek: Beyond will barely make 1/3 of what Star Trek and Star Trek: Into Darkness made at the box office.

In my personal opinion, I’m excited for this movie. I definitely do not believe it will be the best in the entirety of the Star Trek franchise and I don’t have reason to think it could be even in the top three. I am really just excited to see what they can make out of this movie. The trailers left me kind of confused and I am hoping my questions will be answered. Also, this reboot always had a really excellent cast with actors like Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, and Zachary Quinto, just to name a few. I do hope the comedy is great in Star Trek: Beyond just like it was in Star Trek: Into Darkness and the special effects are as beautiful.

Paramount has been very quiet about this movie and when confronted with multiple articles and comments on this topic, they chose to push even farther away. Let’s hope that as release time draws closer, Paramount Pictures wakes up and surprises us all with not only an amazing movie, but some equally amazing interviews and adverts, as well. I look foward to seeing Star Trek: Beyond in theaters on the silver screen on July 22nd.


ReadGeek 2.o: New & Improved!

Hello friends! It’s Jordan from ReadGeek, back from our nearly year-long break from blogging to update you on our return, changes being made, as well as our plans for the future of ReadGeek.

Firstly, the long hiatus Jamari and I took was mostly caused by school. Middle school, especially in its later half, can be straining, not as much educationally as it is socially. Due to many of those social constructs and setups that are really too complicated for quick explanation, we became stressed and really lost the energy or motivation to keep posting on the blog. However, recent events have convinced us to not only return to the blog, but to expand 0n what we have created, making for a better blog overall.

To help us in our dream of making a larger blog that one day may one day become a hub of geek culture and society as a whole, we have added a new member onto our team, Mimi. They have been a friend of Jamari’s and I’s for a long time and they also share in our love of books, movies, and geeky things in general. We could not think of a better partner to work with us at ReadGeek and we hope this expansion on our team will help us to produce more unique content more often and widen the scope of topics we cover.

With this change, we will be editing our posting schedule, at least temporarily. Expect at least one post every other day, with authors generally rotating in responsibility. This is subject to change later in the year, seeing as we are teenagers who are required to attend school and deal with all that comes with it. We will, though, do our best in being consistent with these posts.

Also, do expect to see changes in content. We will still cover the usual (books, movies, TV shows) , but I do think that we will tackle some of the larger issues that are deeply rooted within the geek community and how those things play into the media we enjoy everyday through discussion like articles. More on this later, but I do think that the geek community is haven of acceptance and creativity, some of which is normally rejected by the mainstream, and I think deeper dives into those concepts can reveal a lot about us and who we identify as. At the core, we will still remain a blog dedicated to news and conversation about geeky media.

In conclusion, just expect better content being produced more often and covering an even larger set of topics. I hope that gives you an idea of what to anticipate from us in the next few months and, hopefully, even after that.


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Book Review: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

Hi Guys! It’s Jordan from ReadGeekx3 with a book review for the second book in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Book Series, Hollow City. This is our second review in our Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Review Series, in which we review all the books in the series leading up to the release of Library of Souls, the third book of the series.

(This review may contain plot points from the first book, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children)

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This book follows Jacob and the peculiar gang after they leave for the mainland on a quest to find a cure to restore Miss Peregrine, who is now stuck in the body of a bird, to her human form. This journey sends them from their safe and secluded home on Cairnholm to the war-ridden city of London, which also happens to be the peculiar capital of the world. But as they quest, the scale of the situation they are in becomes increasingly clear, and they realize that the choices they make may affect not only them, but all of peculiardom.

This book takes what made the first book such a great thing and improves on it, introducing even more peculiar characters and expanding even more on the universe in which this book is set in. This book also gives us more of the vernacular photographs that made the first book so captivating. I really do love this book, but there are a few certain issues I find hard to overlook. For example, the sheer amount of characters that are in the story continually makes it hard to keep track of all of them, and more than once I found myself forgetting that a character was in the story at the moment because they had not been mentioned for a while. But this wasn’t nearly big enough of a complaint to stump my love for this book.

I love this book! It improves on the first book and gets me even more excited for Library of Souls, which comes out in 8 days! I give this book 4.5/5 stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  1/2

Library of Souls, the third and final book in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series, goes on sale on September 22 and is available for preorder now!

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Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children By Ransom Riggs

Hey Guys! It’s Jordan from ReadGeekx3 with a new book review! This review is for the first book in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, written by Ransom Riggs. This will be the first review in our Miss Peregrine’s Review Series, in which we will review both of the books in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series leading up to the release of the third and final book, Library of Souls.

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children follows a 16 year old boy, Jacob Portman, who ventures with his father to a isolated island off the coast of Wales in search of answers after a haunting family tragedy. Once at the island, he discovers the remnants of an abandoned orphanage, said to have once be home to peculiar children, all thought to be now dead. But as Jacob explores, it becomes clearer that he may not have just stumbled upon a new world he once never thought possible, but that he might just be part of it.

This novel tells it’s story both through text and vernacular photography, a choice that enhances the the story and help to maintain the stories sense of gloom and somberness. It is also a choice that I applaud author Ransom Riggs for, as I do imagine that building a story around photographs to create a new experience for the reader would be a particularly hard task. All of the characters are given depth, the narrative is well paced, and the book is just well written all together. The only issue I have with this book is that some of the photos seem out of place, especially at the beginning, but this is still a wonderful, well written YA novel.

This book is really great! It’s mix of photography and text make it a wonderful experience, unlike any book I have read. I give this book 5/5 stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I highly recommend this book to everyone, especially to people who love series such as The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel.

Our review of the second book, Hollow City, is coming next Monday!

Library of Souls, the third and final book in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series, goes on sale on September 22 and is available for preorder now!

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Book Review: The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Hi guys it’s Jamari here from ReadGeekx3 here with another Book Review! This review is for The Copper Gauntlet the second book in the 5-book Magisterium series written by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black.


So this book picks up in summer break after the event’s of The Iron Trial. And after the big twist at the end of the first book, things haven’t been going easy for Callum. Especially when Callum discovers his that chaos-ridden wolf Havoc is trapped inside his father’s basement and a spin chilling discovery is made in which Call thinks will end to his father trying to get rid of him and Havoc.

So Callum has to escape back to the Magisterium, where he soon finds out that the Copper Gauntlet, which is a gauntlet capable of separating magicians from their magic which was held at the Collegium goes missing. In the time of search, Callum, Aaron and Tamara sneak out of the Magisterium to try to find and bring back the copper gauntlet.

This book was AMAZING!! It was really entertaining and on point just like the first book!! I give this book 5/5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and I highly recommend you guys read it. For those who are fans of Cassandra Clare, Holly Black and Harry Potter type fantasy, I highly suggest you pick up this series!

You can read our review for the first book in the series The Iron Trial here!

The third book in the Magisterium Series, The Cosmos Blade releases September 2016!


ReadGeekx3 at #GeekyCon!

Hey guys! It’s Jordan from ReadGeekx3 with some exciting news! Both Jamari and myself will be attending GeekyCon 2015 which will be taking place in our hometown of Orlando, FL from July 30 to August 2. Many popular authors, actors, and other personalities will be there such as Veronica Roth, Marie Lu,Ty Simpkins and more! 

We plan to get a lot of things for an eventual giveaway of merch and autographs, so stay up to date by following us. If you liked this post, check out more of our post here on ReadGeekx3.