Jeff Y.

Jeff Y.

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"Jeff is from Fort Collins, Colorado and he moved to New York recently because why not. He is an avid fantasy and sci/fi reader and is a self-proclaimed nerd. He likes spending time with friends, playing video games, and of course reading books and comics. Life goals include being awesome, having fun, and going on as many adventures as possible. "

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Latest Review

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind

by Patrick Rothfuss

"I was first given The Name of the Wind by my mom because she randomly saw it in a bookstore and thought I might like it. Put one more in the win column for mom! I have read this book at least five times and it still gives me goose bumps on certain passage. It’s hard to put into words how much I love this book. I quite literally recommend this book to everyone I know and meet. Patrick Rothfuss is a master, plain and simple. He creates a world that is all at once brand new yet familiar. The descriptions are beautiful and stunning with characters that are very real.

Without giving too much away I will give a little overview. The book centers on the life story of Kvothe. He is a legend in this world, someone that people everywhere tell grand tales of magic and adventure about. Kvothe is discovered by a man who wants to get the true account of his life. So the way Rothfuss writes the book is that you are getting a story within a story, where the view switches back and forth from present to past. Mr. Rothfuss loves his wheels within wheels. The whole book is an example of how events become stories that become mythic legends. The book is an epic fantasy that is destined to be around for a long time. Read this book! I’ve never had anyone tell me that they regret it."

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  • Ready Player One

    By Ernest Cline

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307887443
    • Publisher: Broadway Paperbacks
    • Published: June 2012
    Immersing himself in a mid-21st-century technological virtual utopia to escape an ugly real world of famine, poverty and disease, Wade Watts joins an increasingly violent effort to solve a series of puzzles by the virtual world's super-wealthy creator, who has promised that the winner will be his heir. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.)
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    By Lev Grossman

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780452296299
    • Publisher: Plume
    • Published: May 2010
    Quentin Coldwater is a high school math genius secretly fascinasted with a series of children's fantasy novels set in a magical land called Fillory; real life is disappointing by comparison. When he is unexpectedly admitted to an elite,secret college of magic, it looks like his wildest dreams may have come true. But his newfound powers lead him down a rabbit hole of hedonism and disillusionment, and ultimately to the dark secret behind the story of Fillory. 402p.
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    By Rob Reid

    Our Price: $7.50 - $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780345534514
    • Publisher: Del Rey
    • Published: April 2013
    After two aliens reveal that the whole universe is addicted to humanity's music, has committed gross copyright violations, and is murderously unhappy with the resulting fines and penalties, entertainment lawyer Nick Carter has forty-eight hours to save the planet.

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