Review: Stardust

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

This is a lovely story with incredible details, daring adventures and heartwarming characters. I listened to the audiobook version read by the author and it was a wonderful way to spend 6 hours.
Stardust is a fairytale about a man who sees a falling star and promises to bring it to the girl he loves. His search leads him through a wall to another world where he finds what he seeks and much more. 5/5 stars ⭐️

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Review: Miles Morales Spiderman

Miles Morales Spiderman by Jason Reynolds

I’ve never been big into comic books or graphic novels so most of my love of Marvel comes from the MCU movies and the tv shows. This book showed up in my recommendation list around the time my kids were playing the Spider-Man video game non-stop, so I figured I could learn more about Miles Morales. (Then my husband told me there are a bunch of different MM storylines and universes…)
Anyway, I enjoyed this book, it’s a novelization, not a comic or even illustrated, which is more my thing. If you’re looking for graphic novels this isn’t it. Miles Morales was bitten by a spider, like the previous Spider-Man Peter Parker, but he doesn’t have the same catalyst to be the hero Peter did. He has two parents who are happily married and love him, he goes to a fancy private school (on a scholarship) and while he does use his Spider-Man powers, the book starts at a time when he’s been suspended from school for trying to follow his spider-sense so he’s hung up his mask and wants to quit.
His roommate/best friend Ganke is a wonderful character who provides humor and support to Miles throughout the story.
I found the book a bit slow in the middle, not unbearably so, but on the whole, a solid story. It does make me want to look into the authors other books and I’ll definitely join the kids at the Spiderverse movie coming out in December. 3.5/5 stars ⭐️

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Review: Bucky F*cking Dent

Bucky F*cking Dent by David Duchovny

I got this book because I’m a long-time David Duchovny fan from his acting work but found he’s an incredible writer as well. This is a great book, period, not just a “good book by an actor.”
The story is emotional and real, and will have you rooting for the characters. I laughed so hard at times and cried at others. This is a touching father and son tale with baseball as the thing that brings them together, but not how you think it will.
Duchovny is intelligent, articulate and a born story teller.
I can’t wait until his next book.

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