From August 6th - August 13th, I took part in the Make Me Read It Readathon, hosted by Ely @ Tea and Titles and Val @ The Innocent Smiley. I selected five books to try to get through in that week span which you all voted on, and big surprise - I actually completed all five books for the readathon! I'm so proud of myself!
Before I get to my mini reviews, I'll share the results of your votes:
The Way Through the Woods (Doctor Who: New Series Adventures #45) by Una McCormack - 6 votes, my first read
Ex-Heroes (Ex-Heroes #1) by Peter Clines - 6 votes, my second read
The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle - 5 votes, my third read
Nevermore (Supernatural #1) by Keith R.A. DeCandido - 5 votes, my fourth read
Ghost of Manhattan (The Ghost #1) by George Mann - 2 votes, my fifth and final read
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This Doctor Who tie-in novel, set during the sixth series, was a great way to kick off the readathon. It's a fun and fast-paced, creepy and mysterious, and the author does an excellent job of bringing the Doctor, Amy, and Rory to life. Definitely felt like I was watching an episode - I wouldn't say no if this were adapted to the screen either. Amy and Rory are one of my favorite fictional tv couples, and although they are apart for a good deal of this story they are spot on, especially good as Rory is remembering his two thousand year wait for Amy. If you're a fan of Doctor Who, you'll definitely want to give The Way Through The Woods by Una McCormack a try.
I read this novel from August 6 - 7, 2017 and my review is also on Goodreads.
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Not quite as good as either The Walking Dead or The Avengers (that's a very tall order, anyway), but still a good combination of zombies and superheroes. My main issue was keeping track of who's who and who can do what - it's easy to get the characters mixed up, especially right off the bat. I'm not sure if I will be continuing the series, but I do think that Ex-Heroes could be awesome on the big screen.
I read this novel from August 7 - 10, 2017 and my review is also on Goodreads.
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I read this novella on August 10, 2017 and my review is also on Goodreads
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I read this novel from August 10 - August 12 and my review is also on Goodreads
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Do you like noir, pulp, The Shadow, Watchmen, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, steampunk/ decopunk, Sin City, and Batman? Then I have a feeling that you'll love getting to know The Ghost, our lead character and vigilante of Ghosts of Manhattan. The story moves along at a lightning fast pace and it's a lot of fun, especially when it comes to the fight and chase scenes. The only down side is the characters, they were a little too flat when it came down to it. The tale is very visual and I think it could make a really cool movie. I may be continuing on to book two, Ghosts of War, in the future.
I read this novel from August 12 - August 13, 2017 and my review is also on Goodreads.
Overall with this challenge, I actually enjoyed my two tv tie-in novels the most, the characters were exactly right for both. Have you ever taken part in the Make Me Read It Readathon? Have you read any of the books I tackled earlier this month? As always thanks very much for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below.