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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.

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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!

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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.

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My Top 5 Favorite Moments From The Mockingjay Part 2 Trailer!

Hi Guys! It’s Jordan from ReadGeekx3. As you probably know, the full trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 was released on Thursday. Many new and exciting scenes and clips were shown throughout the trailer, only increasing my eagerness to see this movie. And I have gathered my 5 favorite moments from this new trailer to present to you guys. 

1. The Destroyed Capital

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This clip puts an emphasis on the destruction that occurs during this revolution. This has to be my favorite shots in the trailer, stressing the destroyed state of the Capital.

2. President Coin

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This shot shows President Coin in a new position of power with a new haircut to match. This clip gets me excited to see what role she will play in the film and also foreshadows the conclusion of the film (Those in the know will get it).

3. The Map of Pods

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The refusal of the Capital to simply surrender is on full display in this clip. They’ve stocked up on deadly traps, such as the ones used in the Hunger Games, to hinder the advance of the rebel forces. A move very questionable as it seems as if it would be less effective than simply sending in Peacekeepers.

4. The Falling Parachutes

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This clip is very much a clip for those who have read the books, as not everything in this shot is as it seems. I won’t spoil it, but do know that this is a very important part in the story and will leave a lasting effect.

5. Squad 451 In The Transfer

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This shot shows Katniss in the Transfer, shooting into what seems to be an explosion. This should be one of the most action packed parts of the movie, so I am super excited to see it on the big screen!

I am very excited to see this movie this fall and I know I’m not alone. Tell us about your favorite moments from this trailer in the comments! The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 comes out November 20! If you liked this, please follow and check out some more of our post! 

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Book Review: Disney Descendants: The Junior Novel

  Hey guys it’s Jamari here from ReadGeekx3 with another Book review! This is review is for the Junior Novelization of Disney’s Descendants based on the script written by  Josann McGibbon and Sara Parroitt. 

This review is going to be more straight to the point so I don’t spoil anything for the upcoming movie since everything that happens in the book happens in the movie (since it’s literally a direct transfer from the movie script)

It picks ups right where the Prequel The Isle Of The Lost left off, Prince Ben, son of Beast and Belle is about to become king and he is first proclamation is to have four children from the Isle of the Lost brought to the kingdom of Auradon to live a normal life. And the four children chosen are Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos (Maleficent, Evil Queen, Jafar, Cruella). And they are set to attend the boarding school, Auradon Prep and learn how to be good. 

The junior novel was very interesting and I can already tell that this is going to be my favorite DCOM of all time! I give the junior novel 10/10 stars⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and I highly reccomand this book to those who are really excited for Descendants and who can’t wait to know what happens! 

   

Descendants premieres on the Disney Channel on July 31 and you could see it early on Watch Disney and Disney on Demand on July 24!  

 

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The Divergent Series: Allegiant – Part 1 Production Photos! 

Hey guys, it’s Jamari here from ReadGeekx3 here with some new and exciting pictures from the set of the upcoming installment Allegiant – Part 1 with comes out March 18, 2016!

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 And we also got an first look at Christina, coursety of Zoè Kravitz!

And we also got a picture of the cast at  Dinner from Daniel Dae Kim!!!

More News, the ALLEGIANT Collectors Edition released this October and voting is in the process for which deleted scene you want to be included in the collectors edition!


That’s pretty much all for this post! Check for more posts soon!


The Divergent Series: Allegiant – Part 1 comes out in theaters on March 18, 2016

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New Mockingjay Part 2 Teaser Trailer!

Hey guys! It’s Jordan from ReadGeekx3 with a some awesome news for you guys! The new Mockingjay Part 2 teaser trailer was released not long ago. For a teaser trailer, this video is very long and gives us a very good glimpse into what the movie will be like. There is a lot of focus put on the damage that President Snow has done, which helps emphasize on why he must be brought down. At the same, you also see some of the good that is managing to survive even during the situation. Mockingly Part 2 will be released on November 20th of this year. Tell us what you think of the trailer below and follow to stay up to date on all book news.

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Book Review: The Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz

Hey guys it’s Jamari here from ReadGeekx3 here with a review of The Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz, which is a prequel novel to the upcoming Disney Channel Movie Descendants. 

So this book focuses on the descendants of the evil Disney villains and their life on the Isle of the Lost before the events of the movie. Mal, the daughter of Maleficent, Jay, son of Jafar, Carlos, son of Cruella De Vill, & Evie, daughter of The Evil Queen.

 

Soon there is an indication of magic found on the island after Maleficent’s bird Diablo is free from his statue prison. Diablo claims to have seen Maleficent’s scepter, The Dragon’s Eye, and Maleficent sends her daughter Mal to go set out for it, and she is later tagged along by Jay, Carlos and Evive. But the catch is, since the Dragon’s Eye is cursed, whoever touches it will be cursed to a slumber of a thousand years.

I really enjoyed this book and had a great time reading it! It’s a really fun and easy read and I give this book a rating of 5/5 ⭐️stars in a normal 5 star rating and a 10/10 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ in our 10 star rating! I highly reccomend this book to everyone no matter what age you are, because anyone can have a great time reading this book.

The book see up perfectly for the upcoming Disney Channel movie Descendants, which comes out this summer! 

Descendants premieres on July 31st at 8pm on Disney Channel! Check for more posts coming very soon!

Prodigy: The Graphic Novel in Production! 

Hey guys is Jamari here from ReadGeekx3 here with some exciting news!!!

As you may know, Legend by Marie Lu has been adapted into a graphic novel and was released yesterday! And fans of Legend will be happy to know that the second book Prodigy is on its way into graphic form!

Leigh Dragoon who is responsible for adapting the Legend Graphic Novel tweeted out confiming that Prodigy will be made into a graphic novel also!

She tweeted:

Finished the first draft of the Prodigy graphic novel script! @Marie_Lu @robvalois #DayAndJune4Ever #legend

 

 

  With Prodigy: The Graphic Novel underway, we could expect it to be released early next year. Though the wait may be long,  The Rose Society (Book 2 in Marie Lu’s The Young Elites Series) releases October 6!

Check for more posts soon!