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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!

 

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.

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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!

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!

 

Christmas 2017 Book Haul

Hey guys,

Currently, it is Christmas afternoon approximately 2 hours before I have to go and hang out with my family for a Christmas dinner, so I figured why not get my blog post done a bit early so I don’t have to worry about it a bit later. So here I am, quietly typing away while watching my younger siblings yell at each other over the Nintendo switch. Yep, that’s my life whenever we get a “family” gift. Enough about me though, today I decided I’d showcase off all of the books I got from my family as well as my close friends and neighbors.

 

The Stormlight Archives

This was one I wasn’t expecting at all, to say the least. Because I have amazing parents that listen to me ramble on about how I don’t have enough money for books anymore, they decided to “Invest” per say and buy me the first 3 books in The Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson. For those of you who don’t know, I happen to ADORE Brandon’s writing and when I found out that he had written more after his book Mistborn, I became obsessed with his stories. Unfortunately, that obsession ceased to exist after I found out that the first three books out are each at least 1000 pages.

1000 pages= 35 BUCKS A PIECE!

35+35+35= A LOT!

(I can math really well)

When you’re an unemployed 15-year-old teen, the only money you earn is from your birthday, or from your neighbors, this is kinda a considerable amount of money.

BUT I GOT IT! I GOT IT!

As of right now, I’m currently on page 68 of The Way of Kings, book one in the Stormlight Archive, and are thoroughly enjoying it. The fight scenes are already amazing, and I can tell this book will be one I’ll most certainly never forget

 

Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Easily at the top of my most anticipated releases of 2017, Wonder Woman: Warbringer is finally in my hands. This book is one of those that I had on my Goodreads list for a long time but ended up being forgotten in my quest to re-read all of the Harry Potter books this last month.

So, when my mom saw this at the store, she knew I wanted this really bad and managed to snag it for me as a present for Christmas. To be honest, Now that I have it in my hands, I’m more than ready to dive back into the amazing world of the Amazons

Current mood:

 

Prince of Chaos

This one came also came as a total surprise this year.  Every year, I feel like I don’t get as many books as the last mainly because my family is sorta sick of buying me a book that I’ve already read. The past couple years they’ve gotten amazingly good and given me books that I’ve never heard of, but I end up loving them after I finish. This year was no exception. My Grandpa has been VERY good at giving me books I’ve never heard of, that end up surpassing my expectations greatly!

 

That’s It! Short and sweet, I know it’s not a lot, but I’m only just beginning. Right now, I’m currently trying to find a way how to buy all of my most anticipated reads of 2018! Thank’s for everything, Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Make sure to let me know if you’ve read any of these books, and if not, let me know what you got this year for Christmas in the comments below!

Until next time, READ ON!

Stacking the Shelves

Hey guys,

So today I got some books! HURRAY! (No surprise to anyone who knows me)

In honor of me acquiring some books, I thought It’d be best to showcase EXACTLY what I got!

Let’s begin.

 

1.Red Queen by: Victoria Aveyard

 

Summary:
   The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.
That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.
Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.
But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.

 

 

2. The Crowns Game by: Evelyn Skye


Summary: 
   Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.

And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.
Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?
For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip-smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.
And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love…or be killed himself.
As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear—the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.

 

3. Psion Beta by: Jacob Gowans

Summary:

     Sammy, a 14-year-old fugitive, accidentally discovers he has the powers of a Psion.
Plucked off the streets, he is thrust into the rigorously-disciplined environment of Psion Beta headquarters. As a new Beta, Sammy must hone his newfound abilities using holographic fighting simulations, stealth training missions, and complex war games. His fellow trainees are other kids competing to prove their worth so they can graduate and contribute to the war effort.
But the stifling competition at headquarters isolates Sammy from his peers. Learning to use his incredible powers is difficult enough, but when things go horribly wrong on a routine training mission, he must rely on the other Betas to stay alive.
The Silent War is at a tipping point; even one boy can be the difference.
But to do so, he must survive.

 

That’s it. Those are the books I’ve received this last week. Make sure to let me know in the comments below what books you’ve acquired recently. Thank’s for reading, and I’ll have another post up soon.

BYE!

REVIEW-Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by: JK Rowling and Jack Thorne

cooltext133089402245467Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

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cooltext133089343094800 So Harry Potter and the Cursed Child came out a few days ago and I loved it. So I’ve got my notes beside me on what I liked about this book and what I thought was eh. To start off the notes I’d say the first thing you’d wanna know before you go into this book is that it is different. So JK Rowling decided to do another Harry Potter story. She actually made a stage play for this that is being performed in the UK. This book is actually the script being printed for the Potter fans who can’t travel to see it and what to know what happened next in the Harry Potter story. Other than that I think that is the number one thing going into this book.

The next thing on my list is to talk about the book. While I liked It, a lot. I would like to think of this book as a separate  story in the Harry Potter story. It was still really good and If you feel a bit apprehensive about going into this because you don’t want your favorite series ruined, don’t be. While this wasn’t the best book in the Harry Potter books and shouldn’t be compared to the others and thought of as a separate book  I highly enjoyed it.

I can’t say a ton on the whole plot because it’s best to go in not knowing anything but I will say it does involve a Time Turner for anyone who remembers those things in book 3. Keep in mind I will do a spoiler review in the future for all those who have read it and would like to discuss it with me. Anyway let’s get on with the notes.

JK Rowling has confirmed that this is the last story in the Harry Potter stories so you have to read this! While I feel a bit sad about this and would love for it to keep living on forever I think it’s time for this franchise to end. While I think the franchise as a whole will never die because of all of the loyal fans I do think that all good things must come to and end.

cooltext133089378843909 Well I didn’t hate anything in this book. While I’m doing exactly what I told you not to do by comparing it to the other 7 books this wasn’t as good as them. IT WAS STILL REALLY GOOD THOUGH! Overall I highly enjoyed this their was so many plot twists and just re-living the moments from the Harry Potter series was really amazing. So go read it, and come back in a few days so we can talk about this in my spoiler review that will be up in a few days.

Rating:

4/5 stars

STAR-4Anyway thanks for reading my review, I’m Jared I post every Wednesday and Saturday. And don’t hesitate to follow me on Instagram, my username is @Jared_dabook.club for more pics of books and all info in the publishing industry. Thanks for everything

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May Book Haul 2016!

Hey guys,

So today I wanted to do my long-awaited Book Haul in which I show you guys the books I’ve accumulated from the past few months. Well without further ado let’s dive in and start with the books!

The First book I received for my birthday way back in March was the Harry Potter Coloring Book! It’s so amazing, and the pictures in the book make me almost not want to color it, almost.
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On the Right is a picture of one of the Drawings, doesn’t it look so pretty?
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Next I want to share with you about an event I’ve attended the last two years, I went to Free Comic Book Day 2016! Basically every year on the first Saturday in May they have a thing called Free Comic Book Day! You just go to freecomicbookday.com and go to the store locator to find a store near you. For more info about Free Comic book day go to Freecomicbookday.com or you could read my horrible description of it, if so read on. Basically this is the time where Comic Book People set aside certain comics and from big companies like Marvel, Dark Horse, Dc etc. print free stories of comics for free of the taking no strings attached. Well let’s get to it, this is what I got this year!

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From Left to right,

Dream Jumper, Doctor Who, Serenity Firefly Class, and Archie #1.

Next in my book haul our the remainder of the books.

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Going from left to right we have.

Mistborn by: Brandon Sanderson, highly suggest this, it’s my favorite read so far this year!

Cress by: Marissa Meyer, this is part of a series of Fairy Tail re-tellings but Sci-Fi. I would compare 16this series with Fairy Tails meet Star Wars!

Finally we have Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians:The Knights of Crystallia, book three in the Alcatraz series. I did reviews for the first book and I’ll link that below. It’s basically people with magic glasses, mixed with weirdness. But a good weird if you know what I mean.

Review: Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians: The Knights of Crystallia

Well Thank’s for reading this post and learning about what I’ve collected recently as always I’d like to mention I’m starting a schedule of every Friday and Wednesday. So stay tuned for that, anyways thanks for reading this post, thanks for subscribing, and read on!

-Jared

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