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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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: 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!

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!

The Young Elites movie rights have been sold to 20th Century Fox! 

  

Hey it’s Jamari here with some really exciting news! Marie Lu’s The Young Elies series has been sold and optioned by 20th century fox! 

 

The Young Elites is set to be produced by the producers who worked on The Maze Runner  and along with John Green’s The Fault in our stars & Paper Towns.

 

Read the full article at:  http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/fox-temple-hill-brewing-ya-787586

Are you excited about the news? We know we are! Comment below on how you feel! Check for more posts soon! 

Blogger Awards Coming Soon! Nominate Blogs Now!! [OPEN]

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Hey guys, it’s Jamari here from ReadGeekx3 here with a special announcement! This year we are hosting a blogger awards! We will be carrying out the celebration during the summer and all now and through then we will be nominating blogs for categories for the awards. The great thing also is that you guys get to nominate people too! You can even nominate yourself if you fit the category! Here are the rules!

Rules:

  1. When casting nominations, a nominee must be a blog. It DOESN’T have to be just a WordPress blog. It can be any type of blog no matter the program used.
  2. Nominee MUST fit category of nomination.
  3. People nominating others are allowed to nominate themselves if they want.
  4. To nominate a blog, go to the comments section of this blog and type the blog site, category of nomination and link to the site. (Can be multiple nominations).
  5. Nominating…

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