REVIEW- A Torch Against the Night

Hey guys,

So the past couple weeks my friend has been BEGGING me to read this, and finally, after about a week I caved in and read it. While I wasn’t a huge fan of the first, An Ember in the Ashes, I went into this book with low expectations and came out happily surprised.

Mainly, the story follows a boy and girl running away from an empire, attempting to break into a high-security jail and steal the girl’s older brother who has the “supposed plans” to defeating the empire.

The boy, Elias is SKILLED with ALL WEAPONS. The girl is a scholar. With…. a secret.

I PROMISE it isn’t Rouge One, I PROMISE! While there ARE interesting parallels, I wouldn’t even put this in a category close to it. So no, excuse the Kassian gif above and continue with the review.

 

The Fight scenes were ON POINT and INTENSE!

Guys, I almost NEVER get scared reading a book. The only times I’ve ever gotten scared/ feared for a character’s life were in Mistborn, The Lunar Chronicles, and now THIS. I was constantly on the edge of my seat, the action was descriptive, intense, and very GORY.

We start off the beginning of the book with a HUGE fight scene, and I mean HUGE. Elias and Laia are trying to escape by means of using the catacombs, and…… Well, I can’t say anything else, so just go read it and you’ll understand what I’m trying to say.

 

To make the even more intense, we follow a conflicted martial girl who spends the whole book trying to find out where her loyalties lie.

Do her loyalties lie with her family? Or are they really with her friend/ possible love interest?  To me, this was one of the most interesting parts of the story for me. I was JUST as confused as this character was the whole time and I could almost FEEL the anxiety that came with her having to be in this internal battle. This, at least, in my opinion, played a large role in me having a desire to continue to read this book.

The only real problem I had with this book was that it didn’t do a very good job reminding me of the events that happened in the first book. I remembered the characters, that wasn’t the hard part. The hard part was that I forgot what character interaction took place in the last book, so I had forgotten which ones had met, and which ones hadn’t.

Other than that, this book was a win in my book. It had great characters, with an interesting story laced with fight scenes that were beautifully presented. If I had to give it a star rating, I think I’d have to go with the rating below.

 

Thanks for reading! As usual, I post every Monday and Friday, so make sure to be on the look-out for that. Make sure to comment below and let me know if you’ve started or read the Ember in the Ashes series. If you have, let me know what YOU thought of the book below. Until next time, BYE

 

 

 

 

 

My Mid-February 2018 Book Haul

Hey guys,

So after numerous attempts at trying to come up with a post, I decided to stop and take a step back by going to my local library. With all of the books I’ve gotten from that and the books that I’ve obtained recently at my school library, I have a pretty good sized amount of books I wanted to talk about today. Without further ado, let’s get into it.


Books I have gotten from my school library-

Okay so looking at all of my books that I’ve got here, I’m sort of realizing that I MAY or MAY NOT have gone a little overboard. Anyway, here are the books.

The Shadows of Self: The second book in the sequel series for Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. While I wasn’t a fan of the first installment, from reading the beginning, I can confidently say that I’m sure I will like this better than the first.

The Bands of Mourning: Yep. This is the THIRD installment in the sequel series for Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. Like I just said, I’m hoping to enjoy this. The cover is giving me really good vibes so I’m gonna trust my gut and pretty much go blind into this series.

The Black Prism: This was actually a book recommendation I got from Goodreads and Regan @  Peruseproject. From what I’ve gotten from the summary, it involves controlling and manipulating light and maybe even create illusions. Like I said earlier, I like to go blind in my books. (I know it’s not helpful for you blog readers, but it makes reading a book more interesting in my opinion)

 

Throne of Glass: Yep. I haven’t read this book. *Sighs* A long time ago I remember reading this and putting it down. The reason, because I couldn’t pronounce the MC’s name. To be honest, I don’t know why it seemed like a good reason at the time. But I’m back and ecstatic to be re-entering this world with an open mind.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone: Is it me or is this book haul a popular  YA catchup month? This book was recommended to me by my school librarian, it follows a girl that goes on mysterious errands and fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real. It seems like a really interesting read and I’m hoping that I’ll be able to get to it pretty soon.

Books I borrowed from School-

Ever the Brave:  This is the sequel to the FABULOUS Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill.  I remember being pleasantly surprised when the first book came out and I’ve been anticipating the sequel since then.

A Torch Against the Night: As I am writing this post, I am currently reading this book. I’m about 300 pages in and are pleasantly surprised. While I was a fan of the first one, I thought the first book was just “okay”. But now, I AM HOOKED. This has easily been the most INTENSE book I’ve ever read. The action is so detailed it’s a bit scary. But the sequel is SO GOOD, I’m over the moon to finish it.

Warbreaker: Yep. Another Brandon Sanderson book. Don’t ask.


That’s it! Those are the books I have acquired this month! Have you read any of them? What are your thoughts on them? Make sure to let me know below so I can talk to you guys! Until next time, BYE!

 

REVIEW- Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Hey guys,

For those who don’t know my FAVORITE movie last year was Wonder Woman directed by Patty Jenkins. So, when I heard that there was a book being written by an author I respected, I instantly became ecstatic to read it. Long story short, I read the book, and well, here are my thoughts below.

Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may have doomed the world.

Daughter of death.

Alia Keralis just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted by people who think her very existence could spark a world war. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.

Together.

Two girls will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. Tested beyond the bounds of their abilities, Diana and Alia must find a way to unleash hidden strengths and forge an unlikely alliance. Because if they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.

 

Starting this book, I was SUPER excited to get into reading. I had just re-watched the Wonder Woman movie and was hoping to add to my Wonder Woman experience with the inclusion of Warbringer, unfortunately, that wasn’t the case.

One of the things that annoyed me going into Wonder Woman: Warbringer was the fact that the timeline between the movie and book didn’t make sense. For those wondering, these DC books have been marketed as prequels to the DC Superheroes we all enjoy. But, when I take a step back and look at this book and the series as a whole, I didn’t realize it was more of a popular author’s fan-fiction instead of something that is official in the movies.

EXAMPLE 1:
Wonder Woman MOVIE: Diana is fully grown. She leaves with her love interest to the world of man. The year is 1914.
Wonder Woman: Warbringer: Diana is young. The events of the movie haven’t happened yet. She then returns a mysterious girl to the world of man. The year is 2017.

I don’t know if it was the lack of communication between the author and the studio, or if they always intended it to be not connected? Either way, I went in expecting a Wonder woman prequel that was applicable to the movie, and that’s not what I got.

Another thing I didn’t enjoy about the book was the characters. Don’t get me wrong, they were good characters, but there was nothing original about them. In the book, we have a girl with a hidden past, an older brother who is SUPER apprehensive, and a misfit girl with a highly muscular, but stupid older brother.

While I have to admit seeing Diana’s reactions to things was quite entertaining, the characters weren’t all that enticing and I didn’t have anyone I could relate too.

One thing I did enjoy was the island of Themysquiera at the beginning of the book. I don’t know if it brings back memories of the movie, but I highly enjoyed learning about the island and watching Diana explore it.

If I had it my way, (I don’t but…) I wish the book would’ve been more focused on Diana training to become an Amazon, as well as learn the social dynamic between the Amazons.

Good things about the book:

  • Themysquiera
  • Diana
  • The plot twist

Bad things about the book:

  • The characters
  • The worldbuilding
  • The timeline

 

Star Rating:

 

Would I read it again?

Mhmmm. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’d read it again. I went into the book thinking this was a prequel to the Wonder Woman movie and was a bit devastated it wasn’t what I thought. While this is an okay book on its own, if I were to compare it to the movies this book wouldn’t be my favorite of the two.

 


 

Thank’s for reading! As always make sure to comment below and let me know your thoughts on the book. Were you a fan? If you weren’t let me know why. I really like talking to you guys so, talk! Until next time, BYE!

My January Wrap-Up 2018

Can you believe it? We are OFFICIALLY in February! This month in January I can say that I have successfully read 3 BOOKS! I know, I know, it’s pretty bad. But two of them were over 500 pages, and the other one was a 1000 page book. So, if I were to give a rough estimate of how many pages I’ve read this month, it’d be around 2000 pages.

2000 PAGES!

Okay, without further ado let’s get into what you guys are here for, here’s the post!


 

Books I read this Month

The Way of Kings:  We follow multiple continents worth of characters 1000 years in the future after these mysterious guardians have given up on protecting the world. It’s very interesting, entertaining, and my favorite book of 2018 so far.

Wonder Woman: Warbringer: In this book, we follow young Diana aka. Wonder Woman living and practicing on her home island called Themysquiera. Everything is fine until a girl from the world of man accidentally crashes into the island sparking up a number of questions and concerns in the world of the Amazons. Was a very interesting read, unfortunately, It wasn’t as nearly as good as the Wonder Woman movie. 🙁

Warcross: Follows a rainbow-haired bounty hunter on her quest to find a mysterious hacker in a virtual reality competition. Overall this was a pretty interesting read, the romance was unnecessary, and the characters were a bit annoying but the worldbuilding was cool.

 

My Current Read:

Currently, I am on page 25 and I’m on the edge of my seat, loving that I’m getting back into this world. BTW, the commandant is freaking scary, and the catacombs keep giving me Edgar Allen Poe vibes.

 

 

Posts I wrote this Month:

Review- Way of Kings
Review- Warcross
Books I’ve added to my TBR recently
Mini Movie Reviews

New Bloggers, I have discovered:

Aimee @ Aimeealways.com

Cait @ Paperfury.com


That’s it! Can you believe January is already over? Make sure to let me know in the comments below if you’ve read any of the books mentioned above, if not, give me a suggestion! I look forward to what you guys have to say! Until next time, BYE!

Book-Movie Review: The Maze Runner Trilogy.

Hey guys,

So over the weekend, I decided to attend a screening of The Death Cure, the 3rd and final installment in the Maze Runner Book to movie adaptations. Going into the movie, I had low expectations, given that I wasn’t a HUGE Fan of how they handled the material in the second film. I was more going to the movies to finish what I started and stick it out to the cold bitter end but found it surprisingly entertaining and fun to watch.

WAS IT ANY GOOD?

While  I did have some obvious problems with it, this was an obvious step up from the trash movie called The Scorch Trials.

Because of the mess-up in the last movie, this movie had to do some cleaning up from the last movie but also succeeded in doing the BEST they could with what they had left.

  • The plot was a bit spotty but was made up for with character interactions and action sequences. 
  • The acting was SUPERB! I never once thought of these character’s as flat or boring. (With Maybe the exception of Teresa)

Given that this movie had a two-year gap between films because of the stunt accident star Dylan O’Brien was in, I felt that they did a decent job re-introducing the characters, as well as building off the success of the last two films.

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The Series as a Whole

Overall, it entertained me, ended the series, and hit all of the MAJOR plot points in the series that I wanted to see. If I was to rate all of the movies from greatest to worst, it would go a little something like this.

Going from left to right, my FAVORITE out of the whole Maze Runner trilogy HAS to be the first one. While it wasn’t as action heavy as the two sequels, it was MOST like the book and had a more mysterious vibe that I felt the sequels were lacking.

Reaction to The Maze Runner:

 

Secondly, THE DEATH CURE became my number 2 pick out of the whole 3 movie franchise. Given that the production budget was MUCH LOWER than the first two, I felt that the director did a REALLY GOOD JOB with what he had to work with. The cool part about the whole thing as that you don’t even notice that the production budget is down. Everything seems realistic, and the last 45-minute battle scene is GLORIOUS.

REACTION TO THE DEATH CURE:

Third, The Scorch Trials was HORRIBLE. Fell away from the plot, drove the story in a CRAZY DIRECTION. #Not-a-fan.

Reaction to The Scorch Trials

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Ultimately, I would recommend you see The Death Cure if you’ve had second thoughts about finishing the Maze Runner movie trilogy. If I were to do it again, I would go on a more slow week when you don’t have anything you are in dire need of seeing. It would be good as a redbox rental in case you don’t make it to the movies anytime soon.

 

Overall Reaction:

Image result for maze runner gifs

 

Rating for the series overall:


 

Thank’s for reading! I hope you enjoyed my review of the Maze Runner Trilogy? Are you sad, or are you happy that the series is over? Make sure to let me know down in the comments below! Until next time, BYE!

REVIEW- Warcross

Hey guys,

This Is officially my SECOND review of the year! Can you believe it? It still boggles my mind that we’re still only in the month of January! For those who don’t know, I’m a HUGE fan of Marie Lu’s trilogy, so I was in a REALLY good place to start her new book.

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

One of the things I liked most about this book was definitely the worldbuilding. If the world seems well-rounded and makes sense, I’m all for it. Spending time and learning about this whole gamer world was HIGHLY entertaining.

The only thing I have a problem about the worldbuilding was the fact that the game didn’t make sense.  I guess it’s supposed to be a very capture the flag type game? I felt that this book didn’t do a very good job explaining things for me because I’m not a very video game-eccentric type person. Now don’t get me wrong, just because I don’t know terms from video games doesn’t mean I’m completely in the dark. One of my favorite books of last year was Ready Player One, and it was a hardcore gaming novel.

A lot of the time while reading this book I felt that Marie Lu tried to stuff too much into the novel. It felt more like a sparks note version of a book rather than the actual book. I get that it has an agenda to accomplish, and if it doesn’t reach certain points at certain times things can seem boring, but this was the type of book that I felt just needed to slow down and explore the characters and the world more in order to fully comprehend.

While there weren’t many characters enjoyed, I did enjoy learning about the creator named Hideo. Out of all of the character’s he was the one that felt the most fleshed out and explored. I think that’s saying something considering that he’s not even the main character.

The villain had no motivation and the ending was rushed.

Out of all of the problems in this book, the one I had the most problem with was the ending. While this is a hot topic of debate, I do feel that the ending is the most important part of the story. For one, it’s the part most people remember, and secondly, it’s the part the whole book has been building up too. If the beginning makes promises that can’t keep, it will lose readers.

This whole book we spend trying to find out who’s done it, and at the LAST possible moment the “dots” connect very messily. 

Overall, the book wasn’t my favorite. The book seemed rushed, the villain wasn’t as fleshed out as I hoped, and the mechanics of the game didn’t make sense. Although I did enjoy the character’s and the world, it ended up not shaping to be my favorite. :-/

Star Rating:


That’s my review for Warcross by Marie Lu! While I am sad I wasn’t a huge fan of this book, I am hoping to get to The Young Elites series by her soon. Thank’s for reading!

BYE!!!

 

 

My Short January Book Haul

Hey guys,

So with the end of the month of January FASTLY approaching. I thought it’d be appropriate to show all of the books that I’ve obtained in the last month. Some of them were late Christmas presents for me, but others are also from my local library. With that set-aside, let’s see what I got THIS MONTH!

Warcross

Yep! YOU SEE It. I see it. A SIGNED copy of Warcross by Marie Lu..

My reaction upon finding this signed book in the back corner in Target is in the gif below.

🙂

For those who don’t know, I was a HUGE fan of Marie Lu’s writing when I first joined book blogging way back in 2015. Since then, I haven’t found anything that she’s written that interests me, until this.

Since I’m trying to keep this short, I’m gonna pull out the old “One Sentence Review” Instead of trying to bore your minds with useless bits of information you will probably never use.

Warcross follow a girl, Emika Chen, as she is hired by the head of a virtual reality company to become a bounty hunter tasked with the mission to track down and expose an evil hacker.

So far I’m about 250 pages and enjoying it immensely! So I’d recommend giving this one a read if you liked Ready Player One.


 

Renegades

Another book that I bought myself this past month was a HUGE auto-buy author.

For those who aren’t aware, Marissa Meyer, author of this book, penned a series that is in my top 5 favorite series of ALL TIME! Her way with words is really simple and easy to follow, but also entertaining and detailed.

As it is an auto-buy book, I know nothing about it except that it’s been compared to the X-Men and Marvel movies. My reaction when I heard that this was a thing, was priceless. The only thing even semi-relatable to it was the gif below.

Summary:

An X-Men mashup that meets West Side Story gangs.

 


 

Throne of Glass

Ok. FINEEEE. I’ve decided that I’m going to cave in and read this series. My twin friends have been DRILLING me to read this series for the past couple days, and I’ve finally committed.

Summary:

Girl assassin put in a competition to become the King’s assassin.


 

That’s it! Those are the books I’ve acquired over the past month. While it is short, I’ve been trying to save my money for book releases later in the month. (SORRY)

Thank’s for reading! I post on Mondays and Fridays so look out for that!

BYEE!

Review- The Way of Kings

Hey guys,

Recently I finished reading The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. This was a gift for me from Christmas from my parents (Thanks, Mom and Dad) that I started at the beginning of the month. For those who don’t know, one of my LIFETIME goals is to read this series! So far there has only been 3 books released, but the catch is that each book in the series is about 1000 pages.

For those who don’t know, I ADORE Brandon Sanderson’s writing! The action, the worldbuilding, the characters, the setting, the plot! EVERYTHING about his writing style just sucks me into his world’s and constantly leaves me invested in the character’s he has created.

Ok, now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s get into the review!


 Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter.

It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars were fought for them, and won by them.

One such war rages on a ruined landscape called the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin, who traded his medical apprenticeship for a spear to protect his little brother, has been reduced to slavery. In a war that makes no sense, where ten armies fight separately against a single foe, he struggles to save his men and to fathom the leaders who consider them expendable.

Brightlord Dalinar Kholin commands one of those other armies. Like his brother, the late king, he is fascinated by an ancient text called The Way of Kings. Troubled by over-powering visions of ancient times and the Knights Radiant, he has begun to doubt his own sanity.

Across the ocean, an untried young woman named Shallan seeks to train under an eminent scholar and notorious heretic, Dalinar's niece, Jasnah. Though she genuinely loves learning, Shallan's motives are less than pure. As she plans a daring theft, her research for Jasnah hints at secrets of the Knights Radiant and the true cause of the war.

 

Where do I even begin? I enjoyed this book so much that my mind isn’t even working right.

One of my favorite things in a Brandon Sanderson novel is easily the worldbuilding. I highly enjoy learning little details behind things that I wouldn’t have known earlier, but only if they have a purpose and contribute to the story. This book is an amazing example of worldbuilding with a purpose behind it. Things aren’t just there to be there, everything has a purpose.

In this book, we learn about religion, social customs, the money system, trade, and a ton more. Because it takes the time to set up layers and layers of detail, it get’s you as a reader, lost in the world.  The only other series that has accomplished this for me has been the Harry Potter series, and it has been very refreshing to get back into reading with something with a massive amount of worldbuilding.

Another thing I highly enjoyed about this novel was the characters. In this novel, we follow 3 characters, a prince, a scholar, and a war hero, and watch as their different lifestyles start to mix together. We get to see their fears, and what their purpose is behind the things they do.  This was really interesting to me because the character’s pasts were so different, I had a hard time understanding how these characters would relate to each other. But, it ended up coming together perfectly which proves I don’t know anything about Fantasy.

 

My favorite part out of the whole book has to be the magic systems and fight scenes. Who doesn’t like a good fight scene? The fight scenes in this book gave me low-key inception vibes, but as a book overall, It is something entirely and completely different.

What book wouldn’t entertain you if it had 6-foot swords that can cut through your SOUL? Or, Bracelets that can change objects at a subatomic level? Or even, Harnessing power from gems to give you strength to fight a ton of people?  Who wouldn’t want to read a book about that?

While this is a 1000 page book that intimidates tons of people, it has ended up becoming one of my favorite books of all time.

Rating:


 

Thank’s for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post, make sure to comment below to let me know if what you guys think about this one! Until next time, Read on!

BYE!!

My BRILLIANT Winter Quarter goals 2018

Hey guys,

Over the past couple posts, I’ve had comments on them that are from people that know that I do GOALS! I LOVE GOALS! Once I get my mind set on something, I CAN complete it!  Since you guys liked these posts last year, I figured I might as well let you all in on my goals for my personal life, as well as my blogging and reading life this quarter.

 

Read 15 books.

I know, I know, reading. This season I’m trying to make my reading goal a bit more manageable because I’m trying to focus more on blogging and writing this quarter.  Plus, a lot of the books I want to read are REALLY BIG BOOKS! One of my goals overall for the year is to read bigger books.


 

Finish The Stormlight Archives

As part of me reading 15 books this quarter, I also wanted to finish reading ALL 3 books that are currently out in The Stormlight Archives. Currently, I’m on book 1, and are 800 pages in, and are hoping to finish it sometime this week. (Keep in mind this first one is the shortest, and it’s 1000 pages)


 

Finish plotting my Murder-mystery/Fantasy Novel

For those who don’t know, I’ve been plotting a novel idea for the last month with an idea that has stuck with me for almost a year now. It’s been slowly growing, and It’s finally taking shape. I’ve finally figured out what the plot is, and who all of the characters are, but the problem is I don’t know anything about my setting. My goal for the next three months is to figure out the setting and work out any last minute details before I start writing in April.


 

Schedule posts in advance

This is something that I’ve been struggling with the past couple of weeks. Ever since my glorious return, I’ve started writing posts whenever I want too. I’ve never maintained a schedule, and it hasn’t been working out as well as I hoped. So, I’m shifting gears and trying something new. By doing this, I’m hoping to better engage with my readers by spending more time to reply to comments.


Re-read and edit my Sci-Fi Novel

About a year ago I wrote and edited a science fiction novel based on a retired bounty hunter that is being tasked with the mission to steal a secret weapon being created that could destroy the world. It sort of has a Star Wars vibe, but it’s very different in the sense that he is dealing with PTSD from his last mission in which half of his crew ends up being killed. He’s very self-conscious, and it’s SUPER interesting. The last time I finished it, I believe I was around 50K. I’m hoping to look back at it and see what I can do to edit it and make it as amazing as it possibly can be.


Get my Eagle Scout

For those who don’t know, yes, I am a Boy Scout. With my 16th birthday just around the corner, in America, that means you can get your Driver’s License. An unspoken rule in my family’s house is that in order to drive (Yes I’m 15), you have to have your Eagle Scout Rank. I am BEYOND close, and only have one more thing to do before I can get it! *Flails arms*


Interview 3 Authors

In order to spice up my posts, I want to get back to interviewing authors, (and maybe even host another giveaway) It was awesome to ask author’s where they got their ideas and concepts from.


 

That’s it! Those are my goals for this Winter Quarter! What are your goals? Do you have any? If you do, make sure to let me know in the comments below! Thank’s for reading!

BYE!

 

Top 5 books I meant to read this year, but didn’t *sigh*

Hey guys,

With 2018 approaching, I decided to break out of my shell, and finally join the community in making a top ten list as part of Top Ten Tuesday hosted by the Book and bookish.  To be honest, I don’t know if this will be a permanent thing, but if you want it to be, leave a comment and I might consider it. One of my goals this year is to contribute to the community and interact with people so… that’s what I’m doing.

 

Scythe

Where do I begin? With the second book coming out in a couple days the pressure to read Scythe is almost unbearable. From what I know about this book’s plot, this takes place in a world where death is non-existent.  People can’t die, diseases don’t affect people, and the world lives in a good and happy time. In order to control the population, a certain people called the Scythe’s are tasked with the job to decrease the population in whatever form they deem necessary.

Doesn’t that sound like an interesting story? I JUST got it from the library today and are planning to read this after I finish my other book The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson.


 

Glass Sword

This is the second book in the Red Queen series/ trilogy/ I don’t know what it is. In this world, if you have silver blood, you have POWERS! If you have red blood, you don’t have powers. Everyone is segregated into blood type and the non-magic users are inferior to the magic users. But, our main character, is (cue the drum roll) a red blood but has POWERS!

To be honest, I had the best intentions of reading this book but got distracted by my Harry Potter re-readathon. Also, hoping to get this done soon.


 

Furthermore

Light-hearted MG story + Disappearance of a FATHER+ Colors are the MAGIC SYSTEM? While I don’t know a lot, I do know that this has been compared to Alice in Wonderland and I WANT IT!


 

The Alchemists of Loom

To be honest, I know nothing about this book except that it’s been recommended to me over 4 dozen times in the past year. So, I included the summary below, enjoy!

Summary:
Ari lost everything she once loved when the Five Guilds’ resistance fell to the Dragon King. Now, she uses her unparalleled gift for clockwork machinery in tandem with notoriously unscrupulous morals to contribute to a thriving underground organ market. There isn’t a place on Loom that is secure from the engineer turned thief, and her magical talents are sold to the highest bidder as long as the job defies their Dragon oppressors.

Cvareh would do anything to see his sister usurp the Dragon King and sit on the throne. His family’s house has endured the shame of being the lowest rung in the Dragons’ society for far too long. The Alchemist Guild, down on Loom, may just hold the key to putting his kin in power, if Cvareh can get to them before the Dragon King’s assassins.

When Ari stumbles upon a wounded Cvareh, she sees an opportunity to slaughter an enemy and make a profit off his corpse. But the Dragon sees an opportunity to navigate Loom with the best person to get him where he wants to go.

 

Renegades

I know everyone, STOP SHAMING ME! *Closes eyes* For those who don’t know, perhaps one of my favorite series of all time, The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer was one of my favorite things in 2016. So when I heard Marissa was writing another series compared to The X-men I was ECSTATIC! So here we are in 2018, the book on my shelf, WAITING TO BE READ! Out of all of these books, this is probably the one book that annoys me the most because I haven’t read it yet.


 

That’s it! Those are my top 5 books I want to read, but can’t find the time to get to them. I’m hoping by the end of the year I’ll have them all read and done, but my reading year was CRAZY and sporadic so I wouldn’t count on it. Thank’s for reading! As always, make sure to comment below and let me know what books you didn’t get around to reading in 2017? A ton? A few? HOW MANY??

Bye!