Oct 23

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, Books for Boys Review

Welcome to Toonopolis, The Blog! Subscribe to email updates to make sure you don’t miss any reviews, giveaways, promotions, or updates about my work. Thanks for visiting! Introduction Title: Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Castle #1) Author: Diana Wynne Jones Genre: Fantasy Release Date: April 1986 Synopsis (from Amazon): Sophie has the great misfortune of being the …

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Oct 16

Neuromancer by William Gibston, Books for Boys Review

Introduction Title: Neuromancer Author: William Gibson Genre: Science Fiction, Cyberpunk Release Date: July 1, 1984 Synopsis (from Amazon): The Matrix is a world within the world, a global consensus-hallucination, the representation of every byte of data in cyberspace… Henry Dorsett Case was the sharpest data-thief in the business, until vengeful former employees crippled his nervous system. But now a …

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Oct 09

Golden Compass/Northern Lights (His Dark Materials #1) by Philip Pullman, Books for Boys Review

Introduction Title: The Golden Compass/Northern Lights (His Dark Materials #1) Author: Philip Pullman Genre: Fantasy, Steampunk Release Date: July 1995 Synopsis (from Amazon): Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal–including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is …

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Oct 02

Dungeon Born (Divine Dungeon #1) by Dakota Krout, Books for Boys Review

Introduction Title: Dungeon Born (Divine Dungeon #1) Author: Dakota Krout Genre: LitRPG, Epic Fantasy Release Date: October 21, 2016 Synopsis (from Amazon): For eons, conquering dungeons has been the most efficient way to become a strong adventurer. Although, not everything is as straightforward as it seems. Several questions have always plagued the mind of those …

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Sep 25

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1), Books for Boys Review

Introduction Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1) Author: Ransom Riggs Genre: Urban Fantasy Release Date: June 7, 2011 Synopsis (from Amazon): A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel …

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Sep 18

Console Wars by Blake J. Harris, Books for Boys Review

Introduction Title: Console Wars Author: Blake J. Harris Genre: Non-Fiction Release Date: June 2, 2015 Synopsis (from Amazon): Following the success of The Accidental Billionaires and Moneyball comes Console Wars—a mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized …

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Sep 11

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life (Scott Pilgrim, #1) by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Books for Boys Review

Introduction Title: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life (Scott Pilgrim #1) Author & Illustrator: Bryan Lee O’Malley Genre: Graphic Novel, Urban Fantasy Release Date: August 18, 2004 Synopsis (from Amazon): Scott Pilgrim’s life is totally sweet. He’s 23 years old, he’s in a rock band, he’s “between jobs,” and he’s dating a cute high school girl. …

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Sep 04

Nate Rocks The World (Nate Rocks #1) by Karen Pokras Toz, Books for Boys Review

Introduction Title: Nate Rocks The World (Nate Rocks #1) Author: Karen Pokras Toz Genre: Literary Fiction Release Date: July 20, 2011 Synopsis (from Amazon): Ten-year-old Nathan Rockledge cannot catch a break. After all, life as a fourth-grader can be hazardous what with science projects to deal with and recess football games to avoid. Everyone, including …

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Aug 28

Frendyl Krune and the Blood of the Sun (Amüli Chronicles #1) by Kira A. McFadden, Books for Boys Review

Introduction Title: Frendyl Krune and the Blood of the Sun (Amüli Chronicles #1) Author: Kira A. McFadden Genre: Fantasy Release Date: March 21, 2015 Synopsis (from Amazon): Frendyl Krune wants to be a knight, to serve his family and his people and never fear what may come for him. His goal, however, slips from his grasp …

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Aug 26

The Tick (2017), A Review

This is kind of a spur of the moment blog post but I was inspired by several conversations I had with folks on Facebook and Twitter regarding the newest iteration of The Tick – this time done as an Amazon original with Peter Serafinowisz playing the big, blue nigh-invulnerable superhero. Welcome to Toonopolis, The Blog’s first-ever …

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