I’m going to start off my first video game review with the most recent game I have been playing. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released on June 28, 2016. It was made available on most consoles and PC. I picked this up just before the long weekend because I am a huge fan of the Lego games.
The Mortal Instruments is a series of books by former fanfiction writer, Cassandra Clare. The series comprises of six books in total, and three companion books, which centre around a group of teens/young adults that are part angel and part human who are trained to kill demons that enter into the human world and to protect the mundanes (regular humans).
Many of you by now are familiar with The Hunger Games in some shape or form. It is a trilogy of books by Suzanne Collins which spawned four feature films based on the books. It is classified as a young adult novel series and set in the dystopian future in Panem. The book follows heroine Katniss Everdeen as she changes the world she lives in.
The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy is a non-fiction book written by Sam Maggs. It is a great book for all geek girls and aspiring fangirls alike. If you’re new to the fandom world, it gives you great ideas where to start, and if you’re more familiar with it like myself, it can open up your fandom world even more. If you’re an expert? Well, it’s still a very entertaining read.
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard is the newest series from Rick Riordan. The first book in this series is called The Sword of Summer. It focuses on the cousin of Annabeth Chase who is the son of Norse God, Freyr, the god of fertility. The series is heavily influenced by Norse mythology, just as the Percy Jackson series was influenced by Greek mythology and Heroes of Olympus relied on both Greek and Roman mythology.
Since I’m sure nearly everyone in the world is familiar with Harry Potter, I’m not going to write an overview of each individual book. Instead, I’m going to review the series and its movies as a whole. I will also talk about the effect this book series has had on people and media, including my personal experience with the series.
I finally got around to watching the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. It is a really cute take on the Pride and Prejudice story with a modern twist. There are 100 episodes, all around the 3 to 4 minute mark and 10 Q&A episodes, which are interspersed with vlogs from other characters such as Lydia Bennet, Maria Lu, and Gigi Darcy.
Following the completion of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, Rick Riordan started a new series, The Heroes of Olympus, continuing the adventures of Percy Jackson and adding new characters to the expanding universe they inhabit. Since I enjoyed the Percy Jackson series, I decided to check this one out as well. It was an enjoyable series and not one to miss for fans of the original series.
I wish I could remember how I was introduced to the Percy Jackson series. The only thing I can really remember was that I had finished reading the Harry Potter series and was looking for something new to read. I’ve always been a fan of Greek mythology and this was something that sounded interesting. These books are a bit shorter than the Harry Potter series but just as imaginative. Below, I summarized each of the books and give an overall review of the series, as well as a brief look at the two movies that were adapted from the novels.