Category Archives: TBR

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!

How to grow your TBR (The Right way)

THE BOOKWORM’S DICTIONARY:

TBR- T.o B.e R.ead; More commonly known as the To be read pile.

Hey guys,
So yesterday I went to my local library! *Flails around* I went in, was only intending to check out one or two books, and then…. I checked out 8 FREAKING books, It was an outrage. My Dad laughed, my brothers complained, and we drove to target. (And yes, I did also buy another book their as well).
Yeah, I already know I have a problem.
After re-stocking my bookshelf, I realized I hadn’t written my post for the day. So here I am, lecturing you about getting in debt through books, these are some of my MOST HELPFUL tips and tricks to get into debt through books, let’s begin.

1.Follow Other Blogs
Congrats! Your already growing your TBR by reading this, my book blog. *Throws a handful of confetti over your head*
If you’re looking for other HONEST bloggers, I’m your guy.

Blogger Recommendations:

Cait @ paperfury
Mikaela @ the well-thumbed reader
Wendy Darling (Goodreads reviewer)


2. Join Goodreads
Another simple, but successful thing I do to increase your TBR pile is to track your reading progress and follow authors on Goodreads.
By doing this you see all of the book Authors are currently reading, you also  get a taste for what the book community is like. (WIN WIN)

If you’re looking for authors to follow, Here’s a list of my favorites. (Note, most authors post infrequently because, well… their authors).

List of Authors:

Rick Riordan
Brandon Mull
Veronica Roth
Suzanne Collins
Cinda Williams Chima
Patrick Ness
Etc, etc, etc.


3. Use the Library to your Advantage

One of the things Library’s have that major bookstores don’t usually have, are people. TONS of people. People have thoughts, people have feelings, ASK SOMEONE for a recommendation. Ask the librarian, ask your mom, ask the random kid sitting it the corner, ASK EVERYONE FOR RECOMMENDATIONS. Plus, if you regularly attend, The Librarian will be more likely to help you, As well as put things on hold without you even having to ask him/her.

 

That’s it! Those are some of my tips and tricks for increasing your TBR. As Always, make sure to comment below to let me know if I’ve missed any of your favorite ways! Thank’s for reading! I’ll have another post up soon! 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!

 

My top 5 most Anticipated 2017 Releases

Hey guys,

Now that I have finally accepted that it’s 2017. (I know, it’s crazy!) I decided to come up with my top 5 most anticipated reads of 2017! Let’s begin!

1. Caraval by: Stephanie Garber

Short Summary: YA meets the Circus meats magic

Release Date: January 31st 2017

Caraval, by Stephanie Garber has been on my radar for a while. The plot just sounds SOOOO Interesting and I’ve wanted to be reading more diverse in the fantasy genre.  I’ve also had my eye on it since it’s a debut novel and has a TOONN of praise from authors I love!

2. Carve the Mark

For those who don’t know,  Veronica Roth is the author of the Divergent series. I LOOOOVVVVEED that series (Especially the third book, unlike most people).

The reason I’ve wanted to read this is because number one, it’s a duology. (I’ve really wanted to read one. I never have tho..) second, It’s Fantasy. I don’t really know much about the overall plot because this book has been shrouded in secrecy. But, all the information we do know is in the summary below.  It comes out January 17th so MARK YOUR CALENDER’S! (HAHAH. Anyone else catch up on that pun?)

 

3. Wires and Nerve by: Marissa Meyer

For those who don’t know, I LOOOVVVEEE Marissa Meyer. Her Lunar Chronicles was BRILLIANT! One of my favorite characters in that series was Iko. A ROBOT OF ALL PEOPLE! AND WE GOT A GRAPHIC NOVEL, OF IKO! As soon as I saw this I freaked out!

 

 

4. Because you Love to Hate Me

 

I love a good villain. Who doesn’t love a good villain? It’s always entertaining to watch our antagonist and protagonist clash and fight and see the differences between the two. So when I found out about this, I freaked out!

For this anthology, a bunch of authors partnered up with other bloggers and together they wrote a book filled with 13 short stories all about villains. Is it sinking in yet? I know, I know, IT’S AWESOME! I am SOOO excited for this book! It comes out July 11th, and you can bet your bookshelf that I’ll be buying this ASAP!

5. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by: Leigh Bardugo

Anyone else noticed the recent influx of superhero novels being published by popular authors?  I have *Raises hand*

Have I read any of the superhero novels? *Lowers hand and starts to cry*  BUT THIS WILL CHANGE, SOON! This year I’m planning to read at least two of the many superhero novels out there.

That’s It! Those are my top five books I am anticipating this year, (There are more tho. I just don’t want to make this post SUPER long)

Thank’s for reading! My names Jared, and I’ll have another post up soon. Bye!

-Jared

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