1 Northern Plunder: I aim to misbehave.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Graphic Novel Review: Darth Vader, Vol. 1: Vader by Kieron Gillen


Darth Vader, Vol 1: Vader by Kieron Gillen, Illustrated by Salvador Larroca
Series: Star Wars Disney Canon Graphic Novel Darth Vader #1
Genre: Graphic Novel | Science Fiction
Length: 160 pages
Published on 20th October 2015 by Marvel
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD | Waterstones | WhSmith
Kieron Gillen: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Salvador Larroca: Twitter | Goodreads
Copy got for free due to Amazon Prime.

Synopsis: The original Dark Lord of the Sith stars in his first ongoing series! Ever since Darth Vader's first on-screen appearance, he has become one of pop-culture's most popular villains. Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of A NEW HOPE (and the pages of the new STAR WARS comic book) into his own solo adventures — showing the Empire's war with the Rebel Alliance from the other side! But when a Dark Lord needs help, who can he turn to? As Vader pursues a very personal vengeance against the Rebels and investigates the Emperor's secret machinations, he clashes with weapons scavenger Aphra and deadly Battle Droids, and returns to Geonosis to build an army. But some very powerful people don't want him to learn the truths he seeks! Guest-starring Jabba the Hutt, Boba Fett and more!

Collecting DARTH VADER #1-6.

Friday, 4 August 2017

The Mr. Men & Little Miss Character Tag


The Mr. Men and Little Miss series were created by Roger Hargreaves and Charlotte @ Wonderfully Bookish created a tag about them! She tagged me in her post when it went live ages ago so its about time I took part. I don't do tags very often as I actually tend to find them hard to do but I gave it a go regardless, enjoy.

Friday, 28 July 2017

DNF Review: Queen of Extinction by Gwynn White


Queen of Extinction by Gwynn White and Erin St. Pierre
Series: Queen of Extinction #1
Genre: Fantasy
Length: 388 pages
Published on 23rd January 2017 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD
Gwynn White: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Erin St. Pierre: YouTube | Twitter | Goodreads
eCopy recieved for review from the author.


Synopsis: A magical princess. A kingdom in danger. A fight to the death for the throne.
Princess Aurora never thought she’d have to rule Ryferia. That was her brother’s job, until his brutal murder at the hands of their uncle. She knows the law. A marriage is her only chance to take the throne, and to free her people from Artemis’s evil rule. Aurora gambles for her kingdom, invoking the right to hold a deadly marriage trial.
As the most gifted—and ruthless—princes and lords battle to the death for her hand, Aurora falls under the spell of two mysterious suitors. Both are determined to win her hand and her kingdom for their own ends. But the princess has allies, as well as a secret power long outlawed in her kingdom…
Will Aurora find true love and save Ryferia or will the trial’s winner destroy them all?
Queen of Extinction is a fresh take on the classic Sleeping Beauty tale. If you like fairytale retellings, magic, steampunk, and romance, then you’ll love the first book in a new trilogy by Gwynn White and Erin St. Pierre.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Poetry Review: The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace


The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
Series: n/a
Genre: Poetry | Feminism
Length: 208 pages
Published on 23rd March 2017 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD | Waterstones | WhSmith
Amanda Lovelace: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Copy bought for myself - both the indie  + the published version.


Synopsis: the princess saves herself in this one is a collection of poetry about resilience. It is about writing your own ending.

From Amanda Lovelace, a poetry collection in four parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. The first three sections piece together the life of the author while the final section serves as a note to the reader. This moving book explores love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, and inspiration.