Analysis: One Brilliant Blog

Overview: 

Bookwraiths (https://bookwraiths.com/) Is a blog dedicated to fantasy, sci-fi, and graphic novels through reviews! The author is a man by the name of Wendell who grew up on classic comics and books. He is not only an avid reader but a lover of sports and online gaming. Wendell is happily married with children, living in the U.S.

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Analysis:  

Layout-  

The layout contains a header and a footer along with the use of darker colors such as blues, greys, and black. The background is a grey, chain-like image and the blogs themselves have a white background. The header contains an image of a man on horseback. Its dark and eerie, really grabbing your attention. “Books! Where are the great books?” Is the tag line. Directly under the image is a menu that lists out “Book Reviews”, “Comic Reviews”, “Author Spotlights”, and more.  

The most recent posts are shown first on the featured page. Listing the title and author of “said topic”, genre, series, publisher, length, and rating, along with an image shown even before you start to read the article. The body of the page contains the posts, located on the right hand side. Multiple paragraphs with an image along with it. To the left are widgets such as social medias, tweets, popular posts, and blogs worth your time. This blog gives you easy access to exactly what you are looking for! 

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Content- 

One of the widgets is titled “Popular Posts” , allowing viewers to see the most popular topics on the blog. The top posts on Bookwraiths are listed as follows:  

  • The Longest Fantasy Series  
  • Overlooked Fantasy Series  
  • Best Reads Of 2016 
  • Best Standalone Fantasy Novels (Updated) 

The Longest Fantasy Series was actually posted in 2014! I’ve read the article and #25 was the only book I had read from that list. I thought with my love of books that there would have been more I had known. So far, this blog has introduced me to many titles I had never heard of before, opening up my reading options! 41 bloggers liked this post whereas only 20 liked Overlooked Fantasy Series, posted in 2013. I think time definitely has something to do with that.

Each one of Bookwraiths blog posts has an interesting topic, with a featured image and multiple images along with the actual post.  

Each post ends with possible social medias to share the post on and related articles as well. Other bloggers are also more than welcome to make their comments underneath all of that.

Conclusion- 

Bookwraiths Is a well written blog for anyone who likes to read.  

The blogs layout is easy to navigate, and is very informative. The viewer has no problem finding exactly what they are looking for, especially with the tabs such as book review, written along the top. Each post is appealing to the eye. I love how a cover of each book is posted alongside the review and even where to buy the book in some cases. The blog titles are fun and draw the readers right in! I wish there was more to say on the origins of the blog and about the author. I love hearing when and how something came to be. There’s plenty of book action going on and I would suggest this blog to any lover of books.

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Enter If You Dare: Maze Runner Series

James Dashner captures the extremes of our fragile society in The Maze Runner series. He paints a picture in our minds of this unearthly dystopian society that leaves us wanting more. A society filled with mistrust and misguided teens put in countless positions where only the fittest will survive. It’s survival of the fittest at its finest and I loved it!

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The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure, The Kill Order, and The Fever Code constantly keep us on our toes. I loved every second of this adventure. I easily fell in love with the characters and came to strongly dislike a few as well. Newt was the most intriguing to me, his personality and way with words winning me over. Teresa on the other hand drove me crazy. Dashner will not only make you smile with the bonds of friendship that form between the characters but also tear your heart out as you discover some of your favorite characters are not immune to the disease destroying their world.

We learn about the Flare and what is left of the world in the first two novels and then we start to discover the pasts of specific characters and what led them into the hands of WICKED in the prequels. The third book in the series, The Death Cure is sure to make you cry. *cough* *cough* page 250 *cough*. This series gave me a rollercoaster of emotions. You undoubtedly become a member of the glade community and feel as though you are transported into the dystopia yourself.

I was ecstatic to receive my autographed copy of The Fever Code the day it was released. I am a sucker for a good book. Sitting outside, a nice beverage in one hand, a Dashner novel in the other and I am set for life. I am sad to see the series come to an end but with the films on production I am extremely excited to watch it all play out on the big screen.

Here is a video of the author talking a little bit about his book!

Here is a wicked awesome website that will really connect you to the world of the maze.

http://www.wckdisgood.com/