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About Jared @ Dabook

Well I am just a guy that loves to blog and to read and write so i thought I should make this site so I can share my passion for books with everyone!

REVIEW- Etiquette and Espionage by: Gail Carriger

 

Summary: 

It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School.

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners--and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. 

But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine's, young ladies learn to finish...everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage--in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year's education.

 

Overall Reaction:

Wow! I’m SUPER surprised. Going into this book, I had low expectations. Now that I’ve finished the first book, my expectations have been completely raised!

If you are a fan of Victorian Era novels and don’t mind a hint of Steampunk, you’ll have a pleasant experience reading this and I would HIGHLY recommend it!

The characters were a bit cliche, while I do admit this, the author added little twists to each of the characters making them different enough for it not to be boring or the same thing which caused me to overlook their dullness and continue with the plot.

The plot was only okay. While I did favor this story, The plot wasn’t AMAZING. It didn’t suck, it just wasn’t the type of Espionage I was looking for. Instead of FULL BLOWN fight scenes, we got little attack and runs.

One thing I LOVED about this story was  the finishing school that our MC goes too. I loved learning about how to be a spy, and all of the lessons were SUPER interesting, it also made for a very immersive world that kept building on itself chapter by chapter.

The writing style was GRAND! It really helped that the book was told with a voice that sounded like it was EXACTLY In the Victorian Era which totally got me into the mindset making the story more immersive and entertaining.

Overall, I’m fairly excited to read the second installment in this series, Although I’m not DYING of anticipation. It’s clean! The story is GOOD! Plus, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND for readers wanting to start in genre of Steampunk but want to take things slowly at the beginning.

Star Rating: 4/5 Stars

 


Tips for Making more room on your Bookshelf

 

Hey Guys,

So a while back I wrote a post talking about some ways to Organize your bookshelf. THIS IS DIFFERENT! Today I’ll be giving a few tips about having more space for books on your bookshelf! Let’s begin!!

1.Best in the front, Worst in the back.

I know, I know, It’s a crazy thought. But desperate times require desperate measures.

If you do this, HOPEFULLY you’ll pick a shorter book to set behind your other book children. By doing this you can provide more space with having your books and NEVER have to see the books that have disappointed you and your loved ones..

 


2.Stack your books sideways

Another thing I like to do is if I have a TON of books from one particular author, I like to set them all sideways. The reason for this is because their is more space from the bottom to the top of a bookshelf, then from side to side. This way I can have ALL of my books from a particular series in the same place.

(For those wondering, yes that is almost ALL filled with Brandon Mull).


 

3. The Dreaded Sprint Cleaning

For those who don’t know, It’s ALMOST SPRING! And what does that mean?

SPRING CLEANING.

If you REALLY want to clear space on your bookshelf, just take away all of the books you didn’t like. What’s the point of keeping them? Donate them to a library. Or, for all those greedy people out there, go to a thrift store and sell it to them for store credit! Then, with that money you could get ANOTHER book to read!

See what I mean?

That’s it! Those are my tips for how to make more space for your bookshelf. Let me know in the comments below If I’ve missed any! Thanks for reading, I’ll have another post up soon. BYE!

 

 

My top 5 FAVORITE Realistic Fiction books

Hey guys,

After finishing an AMAZING entitled See you in the Cosmos, I had an idea.

I know, some of you are like freaking out. Chill. Chill. I know, it’s a bit crazy. But in honor of LOVING this recent read, I’m going to recommend my top 5 favorite realistic fiction books.

Enjoy!  (;

 

Out of my Mind by: Shanon Draper


Summary:
Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroom - the very same classmates who dismiss her as mentally challenged because she cannot tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy. And she's determined to let everyone know it - somehow.

In this breakthrough story, reminiscent of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, from multiple Coretta Scott King Award-winner Sharon Draper, readers will come to know a brilliant mind and a brave spirit who will change forever how they look at anyone with a disability.

I remember when I read this, I LOVE this book because it’s one of those books that let’s you think and re-evaluate your life. It’s SOO good and I highly recommend it.

 


Wonder by: R.J. Palicio


Summary:
I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances?

R. J. Palacio has written a spare, warm, uplifting story that will have readers laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. With wonderfully realistic family interactions (flawed, but loving), lively school scenes, and short chapters, Wonder is accessible to readers of all levels.

Probably my FAVORITE of this list, Wonder was a SUPER interesting read that was an emotional rollercoaster the whole way through. Easily one of my favorite reads two years ago, Wonder will NOT disappoint.

 


Counting by 7’s by: Holly Goldberg Sloan


Summary:
In the tradition of Out of My Mind, Wonder, and Mockingbird, this is an intensely moving middle grade novel about being an outsider, coping with loss, and discovering the true meaning of family. 

Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn’t kept her from leading a quietly happy life... until now.

Suddenly Willow’s world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. The triumph of this book is that it is not a tragedy. This extraordinarily odd, but extraordinarily endearing, girl manages to push through her grief. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read.

Ever in need of a heartwarming story, This is MY PICK! As soon as I finished this, I was SOO HAPPY! The ending was SUPER satisfying, and I really LOVED this story…


 

See you in the Cosmos by: Jack Chang


Summary:
11-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother, and his dog Carl Sagan—named for his hero, the real-life astronomer. All he wants is to launch his golden iPod into space the way Carl Sagan (the man, not the dog) launched his Golden Record on the Voyager spacecraft in 1977. From Colorado to New Mexico, Las Vegas to L.A., Alex records a journey on his iPod to show other lifeforms what life on earth, his earth, is like. But his destination keeps changing. And the funny, lost, remarkable people he meets along the way can only partially prepare him for the secrets he’ll uncover—from the truth about his long-dead dad to the fact that, for a kid with a troubled mom and a mostly not-around brother, he has way more family than he ever knew.

THIS BOOK COMES OUT MARCH 2nd! PRE-ORDER ASAP! I LOVED this book. From the diversity in characters to how the story is all told in recordings, this was a super interesting read that I HIGHLY SUGGEST!

 


 

Paper Things by: Jennifer Richard Jacobson


Summary:
When forced to choose between staying with her guardian and being with her big brother, Ari chose her big brother. There’s just one problem—Gage doesn’t actually have a place to live.

When Ari’s mother died four years ago, she had two final wishes: that Ari and her older brother, Gage, would stay together always, and that Ari would go to Carter, the middle school for gifted students. So when nineteen-year-old Gage decides he can no longer live with their bossy guardian, Janna, Ari knows she has to go with him. But it’s been two months, and Gage still hasn’t found them an apartment. He and Ari have been "couch surfing," staying with Gage’s friend in a tiny apartment, crashing with Gage’s girlfriend and two roommates, and if necessary, sneaking into a juvenile shelter to escape the cold Maine nights. But all of this jumping around makes it hard for Ari to keep up with her schoolwork, never mind her friendships, and getting into Carter starts to seem impossible. Will Ari be forced to break one of her promises to Mama? Told in an open, authentic voice, this nuanced story of hiding in plain sight may have readers thinking about homelessness in a whole new way.

 

That’s it! Those are my Favorite Realistic Fiction reads! Let me know in the comments if I’ve missed anything. Later this week I’m planning on re-reading Frindle , (Thank’s Caroline)and then continuing on finishing Ettiquite and Espionage. Thanks for reading!

Bye!!!

 

Friday Reads 2/9/17

Hey guys,

I want to apologize for the inconsistent posts this week, life has been crazy. On top of 5 tests to study for this week, I just really haven’t found the time to write or read or do anything besides lock myself in my bedroom and study. But this ends, NOW! Tests are over, stress is over, and now it’s time to settle myself into my bed and read a good book!

Even though I still haven’t read a lot this week, I still wanted to update you on what I have done.

1.Dragonwatch by: Brandon Mull

For those who don’t know, Brandon Mull’s series Fablehaven has a new sequel series coming out soon. I was fortunate to receive an early copy to read and review from the publisher and have been stuffing my face in its goodness!

Hopefully I’ll be finishing it late tonight and then I’ll be starting Artemis Fowl by Saturday.

Also, my review for one of my recent reads, Ever the Hunted by: Erin Summerill went live a few days ago, you should check it out!
Click Here for Review

Oh, I almost forgot! The book I was talking about earlier had it’s book trailer come out! Watching it makes me SUPER pumped to get back into the series so I recommend that you go watch that!

That’s it!

Thank’s for reading, let me know in the comments what you’re currently reading! I’m always on the lookout for new books so be sure to give me some recommendations!

BYYYEEEEE!!

My Top 5 Favorite Authors

Anyone else get enthralled when they find a favorite author? It’s like finding a good pair pants, once you find them you never want to take them off. EVER!!

I know I do though..

In honor of getting soooooo many comments asking to see this post, HERE IT IS! Make sure to pull up your good-reads,  stir your cup of cocoa, and settle in you nicest chair to here MY favorite authors of all time!

Let’s begin.. (These are not in any particular order, in case you were wondering). (;

1.Marissa Meyer

Easily one of my FAV authors of all time, Marissa makes the list! She wrote the Lunar Chronicles, I.E. Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter! Their basically fairy tale re-tellings, but Sci-Fi! Doesn’t that sound interesting? It does to me. If you haven’t read any of her books, READ THEM!! THEY ARE THE BOMB DOT COM!!

 


 

2. Brandon Sanderson

EASILY one of my Fav Fantasy authors of all time, Brandon’s series continue to captivate and hold my imagination. Just when I think we’ve seen everything the guy’s got to offer, and that there’s no possible way for him to get another idea, he does! One of the things that make’s his series so good are that he has this way of developing this original idea, into a captivating novel that constantly keeps your attention.

Books He’s Written:

 


 

3. JK Rowling

Anyone heard of Harry Potter? Anyone? only the most popular Fantasy novels on the planet! Yep, it’s the one book that has the orphan boy. One of the reasons that I LOVED Harry Potter is the world-building, I’ve never seen or read better, and I kinda think that I’ll never see better. If you’ve purposely avoided this series because you’ve read the movies. STOP! Read them! THEY ARE SOO GOOD!

Books She’s written:


 

4. Rick Riordan

Anyone a fan of mythology? Fantasy? Fighting? Well if you said yes to any of those, you should read his work! Rick Riordan is the author of the Percy Jackson series! Oh, what? You saw the movies? You liked them?

*Throws a book in your face*

The  books are SOOOO much better than the stinking movies!

Books he’s written:


 

5. Jennifer A. Neilson

Anyone familiar with the False Prince series? It’s to DIE FOR? The characters are MG and the plot twists are ON POINT! I remember reading this early last year and LOVING this!

Books she’s written:


That’s it! Those are my top 5 favorite authors! Let me know in the comments what you’re favorite authors are. I’m ALWAYS on the look for new books!

Thanks,

 

 

REVIEW-Ever the Hunted by: Erin Sumerill

Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.

However, it’s not so simple.

The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force.

My Thoughts:

 

 

Going into this book I was expecting a TON! Not only had it attracted my attention because of the BEAUTIFUL cover, but it also was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. I had high hopes, some of those were met, others weren’t met. It’s not that I wasn’t a HUGE fan of the story, I was! It’s just that the book, well, it had too many clichés. Let us begin!

The book felt had too many clichés. Don’t get me wrong, I know it’s hard to come by a fantasy book that has something COMPLETELY different from all the other books out there. In this day and age it seems as if all the old ideas are taken and incorporated into something new, something fresh. A new idea if you will. Unfortunately, as I read I couldn’t see anything that hadn’t been done before. Let me list off a few. The elements, ATLA. Girl with bow, Hunger Games. The guy is very buff, EVERY YA novel EVER! Didn’t know her Mother (A switch up of the H Games), They have to prevent a war from occurring, (Also every YA novel EVER, but one that I’m a sucker for). Do you get my point? I think you do. This book had NOTHING new and fresh to bring to the table.

The Writing style was different. One thing that messed me up at the beginning was the different type of writing that this book is told in. I don’t know if it’s me or if It’s the book. It just made it slower to delve right into the book.

The ending was SUPER rushed. The first half wasn’t boring, it just wish it would’ve sped up the story more and focused less on how big Cohen’s biceps are! SERIOUSTLY, I GET THAT HE’S BUFF! let’s continue the story and MOVE ALONG!

The villian was predictable. While I did have my doubts at the beginning, The plot twists were a bit predictable. I found myself literally at page 200 already knowing the ending because it was that predictable. I wish it would’ve been a bigger twist.

The book did not follow the summary that’s on the back of the book. After page 20 we already know that something’s not right about this situation. And then, BAM! I feel like the summary was only followed for like a couple of pages. I wish we would’ve shrouded Cohen with mystery. it would’ve made for a VERY entertaining story. We would’ve spend the whole book on the hunt for Cohen and while we’re doing that, learn about his past through flashbacks! It would’ve been perfect.  I CAN SEE IT NOW!

Overall I felt like this book wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t good.  I wish that it would’ve been better. The cover REALLY pulled me in, and to be frank, I’m a bit disappointed.  It wasn’t bad though. Not even close! I just didn’t LOVE it. It felt like babysitting your brothers, it’s fun when you get payed, but it sucks when your friends are hanging out.

Quietly, I’m hoping that somehow the 2nd book will turn out better.

Star Rating:

Percent Rating: 56%

February TBR-2017

Hey guys,

Can you believe it? It’s February? Another month closer to your death. (Sorry to get all grim, but it’s true). On a happier note I have some books that I HAVE to read this month! This list is SOO good, it’d be a sin not to read some of them.

 

1.Ever the Hunted by: Erin Summerill

I’ve heard SOOO many good things about this books. Plus, it involves a bow and arrow! (In case you can’t tell already, my fav weapon is a bow). From what I’ve gathered from other bloggers that I trust, It’s basically about a girl named Britta. Her Father is the bounty hunter for the king and so she follows him around and learns how to track well. Unfortunately, she is approached by the guard saying her Father has been killed by his own apprentice, (the UN-official boyfriend of the story) She ends up getting told by the King that she has to hunt down Cohen, or she will be killed in his place! Doesn’t that sound interesting? I am SUPER pumped to read this and are hoping to send the review out by the beginning of the week.

 

2. Dragonwatch by: Brandon Mull

This week I was fortunate enough to be sent an ARC copy for review of Dragonwatch by: Brandon Mull. AS SOON AS I SAW THIS I SCREAMED!

For those who don’t know, Dragonwatch is the sequel series to Fablehaven that I LOVED! Fablehaven was the series that I read in elementary school, it had a HUGE impact on me as a reader, and I’m SUPER excited to be getting back to the world!

3. Artemis Fowl by: Eoin Colfer

About a week and a half ago I got a comment in one of my posts suggesting for me to read this! As soon as I read the description, saw the cover, and found it in my brothers room, I immediantly knew that fate has something in store for me. I REALLY want to get to this soon, the concept of a kid/Evil Genius is pulling me in, and I can’t resist the urge to pick this up!

That’s it! Those are the books I KNOW I’m going to read the book. Usually, I try to keep it open because I never know if a book surprises me and I want to continue! Thanks for reading. I’ll have another post up soon!!

REVIEW-See you in the Cosmos by: Jack Cheng

 

Summary:

11-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother, and his dog Carl Sagan—named for his hero, the real-life astronomer. All he wants is to launch his golden iPod into space the way Carl Sagan (the man, not the dog) launched his Golden Record on the Voyager spacecraft in 1977. From Colorado to New Mexico, Las Vegas to L.A., Alex records a journey on his iPod to show other lifeforms what life on earth, his earth, is like. But his destination keeps changing. And the funny, lost, remarkable people he meets along the way can only partially prepare him for the secrets he’ll uncover—from the truth about his long-dead dad to the fact that, for a kid with a troubled mom and a mostly not-around brother, he has way more family than he ever knew. 

Source: Netgalley
Recommended Age: 12+
This book comes out March 2nd!

When I saw this, I knew It wouldn’t be the normal MG book that I expected. It was different, an EXCELLENT different.To be honest I haven’t read a ton of MG Contemporary, and until I saw this I could say I’d only read 3 others. Going into this book I wasn’t expecting a lot. My expectations were down at a low, I grabbed a good bag of pretzels, and settled into my reading chair hoping for the best. I certainly wasn’t disappointed. I LOVED IT! LOVE LOVE LOOOVED IT!

Starting almost Immediately at the beginning, I knew something wasn’t right. One of the reasons I liked the book so much was the faint mystery vibe that it generates, along with the sweet, innocent, MG vibe that all other middle grades book have. I have to admit, the beginning is a bit rocky, and I felt I had TOO many questions that need answering.

  • Why is this kid going to New Mexico by himself?
  • Why does his Mom have “quiet days” where he see’s her go on walks and not return until a few days later.
  • How STUPID is this kid?

I wasn’t a HUGE fan of the dog, Carl Sagan. I felt like he wasn’t necessary and that he only held back the story. Although I did like that he had a smaller role in the second half of the book. It saved the story from being about a boy and his dog, and made it something MUCH MUCH GREATER!

    One of the things I disliked was the LOGIC in this book.

MC: Oh I’m Alex. An 11 yr-old that goes on a train that leads to New Mexico to go to a rocket contest. I also have a brother that doesn’t care about me and who’s busy making money while my Mom sit here going on her random walks. I don’t follow her though, that would be rude. I also meet a deaf man and another man and get in their car and get driven to LA, and I’ve never even MET THEM!  WHAT IS LOGIC!

The whole time I was reading this I tried to think of an 11 year-old that is dumb enough to get in a car with random strangers. Fortunately, I only thought of one. (I’m not going to answer it though. That’d be extremely rude). The MC also takes the advice of the internet to travel the world to find his “Maybe Father”, Which I’m sure parents TOTALLY approve of. (Sarcasm).

One of the things I LOVE about this book, is that it’s told in recordings. Alex, (the MC) is wanting to record his journey of creating a rocket so that when he sends it, he can send his i-pod along with it, So that somebody in space can listen to what he has to say. Personally, I was a HUGE fan of this, it made reading this book an enjoyable thing to do, and really helped make the characters likable.

The ending was good, just not what I was hoping for though. To me, it felt like some things were unresolved and not as developed as I’d hoped for.But I have to admit is was a pretty good ending. Overall I fell in LOVE with Alex and the rest of the characters and thought that this book was CRAZY ORIGINAL, told in a way that makes me want to read this again and again.

 

Star Rating: 5/5 Stars

Percentage Rating: 97%

READING PROGRESS
01/25 marked as: to-read
01/25 marked as: currently-reading
01/29 38.0% “Hopefully I can get to 50 tonight. *Crosses fingers*”
01/30 45.0% “Getting better.”
01/30 80.0% “Pretty good! Sooo surprised”
01/30 80.0% “Wow! So surprised!”
01/31 marked as: read
01/31 100.0% “FINISHED! LOVED IT 5 stars all the way!”

Thank’s for reading! I will have another post out soon so look for that, BYE!!!

My January Wrap-Up

Hey guys,

Today I wanted to talk about all of the books I’ve read in the month of January

Stranger: How many books did you read this month???

Me:

6 books

Anyone know where the nearest microphone is located? I need to drop it to make…

*Pauses*

You know what. I suck at celebrating. Let’s just get into the books.

*Sobs because I can’t make a joke*

Because I don’t want to spend the whole post summarizing the books, I will only use one sentence to describe the book. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

1.

Is a book I thought would be WAY better and was very disappointing, and seems too alike to the first one.

My Review

2.

Had too much going on in the whole story and felt like we only focused on one aspect of a HUGE spectrum, a book that had too much things going on at the same time and less action and more “BAKING WITH CATH”.

My Review

3.

Was a VERY  good book full of action, adventure, and huge plot twists that unfold through the book.

4.

Huge amount of diversity, filled with rich characters and an interesting plot that made reading SUPER interesting.

My Review

5.

SUPER boring book about ships, training, and too many details that don’t need to be discussed.

My Review

6.

Same thing as the movie, except for the lack of an actual movie, just the screenplay for it.

That’s it! Those were the six books I read! Overall I think I did pretty good, especially from escaping the Harry Potter reading slump that has overtaken the past 3 month’s of last year. Hopefully I’ll be able to read more, Thanks for reading! Make sure to comment below and let me know what books you’ve read this past month.

Did you like any? The only boring conversation is no conversation at all!

Thanks for reading, my names Jared and I’ll have another post up soon!

 

Stacking the Shelves #3

What is Stacking the Shelves?

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, it may be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course e-books!


Happy Saturday! I hope you’re all having a FABULOUS day! When it comes to books,  this week I’ve gotten a pretty good amount of books.

Shall I begin?

1. Books from Netgalley

See you in the Cosmos by: Jack Cheng

I’m liking what I’ve read so far. Then again I’m only 2% done, I’ll keep you posted and hopefully will have a review up soon.

Summary:

A space-obsessed boy and his dog, Carl Sagan, take a journey toward family, love, hope, and awe in this funny and moving novel for fans of Counting by 7s and Walk Two Moons.

11-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother, and his dog Carl Sagan—named for his hero, the real-life astronomer. All he wants is to launch his golden iPod into space the way Carl Sagan (the man, not the dog) launched his Golden Record on the Voyager spacecraft in 1977. From Colorado to New Mexico, Las Vegas to L.A., Alex records a journey on his iPod to show other lifeforms what life on earth, his earth, is like. But his destination keeps changing. And the funny, lost, remarkable people he meets along the way can only partially prepare him for the secrets he’ll uncover—from the truth about his long-dead dad to the fact that, for a kid with a troubled mom and a mostly not-around brother, he has way more family than he ever knew.

 

Spirit Quest by: Jennifer Frick-Ruppert

Summary:

Skyco, an Algonquin boy, is heir to the great chief Menatonon, but he has much to learn before he can take his place within the tribe. He studies with the shaman Roncommock, who teaches him how to enter the spirit world and communicate with spirits and other animals, while he also learns practical skills of hunting, fishing, and starting a fire from other men in his village. But learning to throw a spear with an atlatl and shoot arrows with a bow are just precursors to the ultimate test, the husquenaugh, when he is challenged to use his hard-earned skills to survive the harrowing life-or-death ritual.

2.Physical Books

Romeo and Juliet by: William Shakespeare

I got this for school, so far It’s pretty good. I’ve just broken into the second-act, and are SUPER PUMPED to read this!

Summary:

In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare creates a world of violence and generational conflict in which two young people fall in love and die because of that love. The story is rather extraordinary in that the normal problems faced by young lovers are here so very large. It is not simply that the families of Romeo and Juliet disapprove of the lover's affection for each other; rather, the Montagues and the Capulets are on opposite sides in a blood feud and are trying to kill each other on the streets of Verona. Every time a member of one of the two families dies in the fight, his relatives demand the blood of his killer. Because of the feud, if Romeo is discovered with Juliet by her family, he will be killed. Once Romeo is banished, the only way that Juliet can avoid being married to someone else is to take a potion that apparently kills her, so that she is burried with the bodies of her slain relatives. In this violent, death-filled world, the movement of the story from love at first sight to the union of the lovers in death seems almost inevitable.

That’s it! Short and sweet, let me know in the comments what books you’ve gotten this week! Thank’s for reading, I’ll have another post up soon, BYE!