Tuesday
Feb032015

Enter to Win a Geeky Tank or $20 from Jordandene.com!!

This giveaway is a long time coming. I've been a big fan of Jordan's geek-inspired clothing, and I'm so happy to give away a tank or a gift card to her awesome store to one of Working for the Mandroid's readers.

Jordan over at Jordandene.com makes some quailty geeky merchandise. I honestly want to spend my entire paycheck on those aprons. I mean, look at that Robin apron! It might as well have my name stitched on it!

Along with adorable aprons, Jordan also makes some great quote tanks, tees and sweatshirts with quotes from everything from Sherlock to Harry Potter to Fault in Our Stars and many others to boot. These are soft uni-sex tanks that I kind of want to live in. Because they're uni-sex, even the small was a bit big on me, but it made for a great swimsuit coverup on a recent trip and works just fine with another tank underneath.

Jordan has been super cool in that she's offering one Working for the Mandroid reader the opportunity to win a The Game Is On tank of their very own or a $20 gift card to her store so you can pick one of her other great pieces. After all you did for everyone else over the holidays, now it's time to treat yourself to a gift!

It's super easy to enter. Everyone gets a freebie just for finding us. Extra points are available for a couple of Twitter things. Winner gets to pick either a The Game Is On tank or a $20 gift card to Jordandene.com. The contest runs until midnight on Sunday, February 28th with a winner chosen soon after. The winner has 48 hours to respond or the prize will go to someone else.

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Good luck!!

 

Monday
Feb022015

Review: Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Fairest
Marissa Meyer

Feiwel & Friends
Released January 27, 2015
222 pages
YA / Sci Fi / Twisted Faerie Tales

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In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,

Who is the fairest of them all?

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now.

Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series.

I devoured Fairest as quickly as my over-exhausted body and work schedule would allow, meaning that over the course of two nights, I was once again engulfed in Marissa Meyer’s world of Lunar royalty and cunningly clever yet devastatingly lonely evil queens. It wasn’t long enough, but I suppose it will have to do until Winter comes out towards the end of the year.

Possible spoilers for Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress ahead.

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Friday
Jan302015

Trailer Park Friday: The One Full of Book and Comic Adaptations

It's been a terrible week, so let's watch some trailers and eat some Girl Scout cookies.

Earlier today the trailer for season 5 of Game of Thrones got leaked. I'm not really seeing much to flail about in the trailer, just flashes of characters, but I know a lot of people are excited. Game of Thrones comes back to HBO on April 12.

I nearly had forgotten about iZombie, the new CW show based on the comic book series. The trailer doesn't make it look like much, but it's being done by the Veronica Mars people, so we'll give it a shot. It starts on March 17.

Earlier this week the first trailer for the return of Agents of SHIELD aired and it shows some interesting set up for when the show comes back on March 3.

Another Age of Ultron trailer has come out. I haven't watched it because I'm trying to stay away from any more information about that movie, but people seem to be excited about it. Age of Ultron comes out on May 1.

A lot of trailers will come out on Sunday, but this year, a lot of them are having "sneak peeks" online. Here is the new Super Bowl pre-game trailer for Insurgent. It comes out on March 20.

And finally the very first teaser of the film version of The 5th Wave, which will come out a year from now on January 29, 2016. This will hopefully be a worthy adaptation with Chloe Moretz starring.

 

And that's what I have for you guys this week. It's time for me to veg out on the couch and watch some stupid cartoons or something, purge this silly week from my mind. Have a great weekend everyone!

 

Wednesday
Jan282015

What We're Watching: Nothing Right Now, I'm Reading, Go Away

Still have my nose buried in Fairest, so have the new Fantastic Four trailer in my absense. I should be back tomorrow.

Tuesday
Jan272015

Teaser Tuesday: Fairest by Marissa Meyer

It has been a terrible, no good, very bad day. Then I came home and found this lovely in my mailbox.

Now it is a much better day. This hard cover of Fairest is really pretty, inside and out. Here are the end pages, which shows the palace on the Moon.

And of course, here is the first page.

 

So instead of putting together a Random Tuesday, I'm going to dive head first into Fairest and pretend today never happened. I leave you with the opening.

She was lying on a burning pyre, hot coals beneath her back. White sparks floated in her vision but the mercy of unconsciousness wouldn't come.

I'm so excited!