Tag Archives: Fantasy

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King (2017)

Review by CJ

Page count:
718 [including Authors’ Note]

Format:
Hardcover

ISBN:
978-1-473-66519-4

 

The women of the world are falling asleep and not waking up. Instead they grow a cocoon and fly into a zombie-like rage, killing anyone who tries to remove the wrapping.

There is one woman though who can awaken after sleep. It falls to the men of Dooling, West Virginia to work out what answers this Evie Black may hold to awaken their sleeping beauties.

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Death Note (2017)

Review by CJ

Director:
Adam Wingard

Starring:
Nat Wolff, Willem Dafoe, Lakeith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley

Other notable appearances:
Paul Nakauchi

Running time:
101 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Donnie Darko, The Crow

 

Light (Wolff) finds a journal that unites him with a death god named Ryuk (Dafoe) who will kill anyone whose name and method of death Light writes in the book. When Light starts to use the journal to kill anyone he deems to be evil, he quickly discovers that being a vigilante isn’t as easy as the comic books make it seem.

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The Dark Tower (2017)

Review by CJ

Director:
Nikolaj Arcel

Starring:
Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor

Other notable appearances:
Jackie Earle Haley

Running time:
95 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Warcraft, The Last Action Hero 

 

Jake Chambers (Taylor) is haunted by nightmares of the Man in Black (McConaughey) killing children and using their psychic abilities to attack the dark tower. No one in his world believes Jake, but when he finds a portal to the home of the figure in his nightmares, Jake must put his own doubts aside to save everyone’s worlds.

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Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault by Candace Robinson (2017)

Review by CJ

Page count:
242

ISBN:
1544274653

 

When a surge of missing person cases occurs in Deer Park, Texas, Perrie isn’t as worried as her father. That is until her ex-boyfriend and best friend go missing too. Perrie and her friend slash would-be-boyfriend August venture to the mysterious Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault to find answers. Can Perrie and August save their friends or will they need saving too?

Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault is the first book in The Glass Vault series.

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King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard (2017)

Review by Liz

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Page count:
528

Publisher:
Orion Books

Format:
Trade paperback

ISBN:
9781409151197

 

In the third instalment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl’s spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?

Following on from Glass Sword, Mare Barrow has been taken prisoner, powerless without her lightning and tormented by her lethal mistakes. She is at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal who is now King. Maven continues weaving his dead mother’s web in an attempt to maintain control over his country – and his prisoner.

Mare is bearing the weight of Silent Stone (a stone that oppresses magical ability), her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organising, training and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal (prince hottie and the rightful heir), the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare’s heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.

When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire – leaving Norta to burn all the way down.

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