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!

REVIEW- The Enchanter Heir by: Cinda Williams Chima

 


They called it the Thorn Hill Massacre—the brutal attack on a once-thriving Weir community. Though Jonah Kinlock lived through it, he did not emerge unscathed: like the other survivors, Jonah possesses unique magical gifts that set him apart from members of the mainline guilds. At seventeen, Jonah has become the deadliest assassin in Nightshade, a global network that hunts the undead. He is being groomed to succeed Gabriel Mandrake, the sorcerer, philanthropist, and ruthless music promoter who established the Thorn Hill Foundation, the public face of Nightshade. More and more, Jonah’s at odds with Gabriel’s tactics and choice of targets. Desperate to help his dying brother Kenzie, Jonah opens doors that Gabriel prefers to keep closed.

Emma Claire Greenwood grew up worlds away, raised by a grandfather who taught her music rather than magic. An unschooled wild child, she runs the streets until the night she finds her grandfather dying, gripping a note warning Emma that she might be in danger. The clue he leaves behind leads Emma into Jonah’s life—and a shared legacy of secrets and lingering questions.

Was Thorn Hill really a peaceful commune? Or was it, as the Wizard Guild claims, a hotbed of underguild terrorists? The Wizards’ suspicions grow when members of the mainline guilds start turning up dead. They blame Madison Moss and the Interguild Council, threatening the fragile peace brokered at Trinity.

Racing against time, Jonah and Emma work to uncover the truth about Thorn Hill, amid growing suspicion that whoever planned the Thorn Hill Massacre might strike again.
Going into this book, I had high hopes. Unfortunately, I was let down. It’s not that it was HORRIBLE, but it definently wasn’t an A+ either.
Overall Reaction:
      After coming from an EPIC trilogy, I was ecstatic to find out the fourth book was entitled “The Enchanter Heir”.  In fact, one of my favorite people in the previous books was an enchanter. I imagined this book would be full of spying, high stakes, manipulation,  and have of karate, making it the PERFECT book.
Unfortunately, what I got was a rip off, literally. (Do I have to say anything else)?
-Below are the covers of book one and book four-
Anyone looking at the covers? If you’re like any other person who can recognize the problem here, it’s exactly the same thing!
 Both MC’s are males. Their first name’s both start with a “j”. In both the books the MC’s are UNUSUALLY good at fighting with a sword, and live in the state of Ohio. Both also have girl sidekicks, but in the end we find out that they are WAY better at fighting than we would’ve imagined at the beginning of the book.
   Unlike the first book, this book doesn’t really have a good ending. It was MASHED together, and left a TON of strings undone. WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL OF THE ZOMBIE WIZARDS THAT SAID THEY WERE PLOTTING TO KILL EVERYONE?  WHAT HAPPENED TO EMMA AT THORN HILL? HOW DID A BOY ON FREAKING FIRE CALM DOWN WHEN HE MEETS A NORMAL, AVERAGE GIRL, WHO SAYS TO BREATHE SLOWLY? HOW ARE THEY NOT DEAD?
     Another thing I was let down with was that their was NO Enchanter power. AT ALL! The only way Cinda used it AT ALL was when she was describing how he always was SUPER buff and that he seemed to put a spell on the girl every FREAKING time they looked at each other. COME ON! He was more like a warrior than an Enchanter! Just cut us the time of  re-creating the same character and do a part 2 to the first book. I don’t know, just DON’T copy your same exact character as before (Even if it’s yours).
   Overall, I wasn’t a fan of this book and would just recommend that you read only the first three books in the series. Looking back, it was satisfying enough that it felt like an ending for me. I think I’m just going to forget I read this and stick with only reading the trilogy.
Grade Rating: D+
Star Rating:
As always, make sure to comment below and join the discussion! Have you read this series? What are you’re thoughts on it? Let me know below!
Thanks!
-Jared
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The Noobs Guide to Fantasy

For those who don’t know, I love me a GOOD fantasy. A LOT  It’s pretty much the only genre I read a TON of books in. Why, you ask, well I ask you the question,  “Why not?”

After getting NUMEROUS questions on facebook, I’ve finally caved in.
You: I just finished Harry Potter and I don’t know where to go.
Me: *Starts to smile* You don’t know the half of it.
If you haven’t even finished Harry Potter, and want to read Fantasy, STOP EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING AND READ IT! Leave, just leave, but make sure to come back when you finish!

 

 

If you’ve already completed Harry Potter, congrats! You’re officially my favorite child. *Pats you on the head* Did you like it? Who was your favorite character? Let me know in the comments below!

Now you’ve just finished Harry Potter and don’t know what to read next you will be feeling some SLIGHT discomfort. This is what us book nerds call a

BOOK SLUMP.

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While in this  “book slump” you feel as if their is nothing better in the world and want nothing more than to erase your mind and re-read the series all over again.
*Uses spell to make you forget you ever read this in the first place*Image result for memory eraser gif

You’ve finished a fantasy book! CONGRATS! Over the course of the book you’ve said a few spells, killed a few people, wandered around Hogwarts, and most importantly, you’ve gotten a taste of fantasy!  Now if you’re like 99% percent of humans, YOU WANT MORE!

Fortunately, I was already prepared for this and took the liberty of suggesting a few of my favorite fantasy novels.

The Warrior Heir by: Cinda Willaims Chima

Grade: A

Interesting: YESSS

Magic: YAAASSS

Plot Twists: FILLED TO THE BRIM!

 

 

Summary:
 An epic battle between good and evil...

Before he knew about the Roses, 16-year-old Jack lived an unremarkable life in the small Ohio town of Trinity. Only the medicine he has to take daily and the thick scar above his heart set him apart from the other high schoolers. Then one day Jack skips his medicine. Suddenly, he is stronger, fiercer, and more confident than ever before. And it feels great - until he loses control of his own strength and nearly kills another player during soccer team tryouts.

Soon, Jack learns the startling truth about himself: he is Weirlind, part of an underground society of magical people who live among us. At their helm sits the feuding houses of the Red Rose and the White Rose, whose power is determined by playing The Game - a magical tournament in which each house sponsors a warrior to fight to the death. The winning house rules the Weir.

As if his bizarre heritage isn't enough, Jack finds out that he's not just another member of Weirlind - he's one of the last of the warriors - at a time when both houses are scouting for a player

The Lightning Thief by: Rick Riordan

Interesting: Yes

Grade: A-

Percent Grade: 95%

Saracasm: 99%

Are the Characters Likable: YESSSSS

Star Rating: 5/5!

 

Summary:
Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

Steelheart by: Brandon Sanderson

Interesting: YES

Percentage Rating: 99%

Grade Rating: -A

Magic System: It’s AMAZING! I LOOVVEED THIS BOOK AND SUGGEST EVERYONE READ THIS!

 

 

Summary:
Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills.

Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.

And David wants in. He wants Steelheart — the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father. For years, like the Reckoners, David's been studying, and planning — and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.

He's seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge.

That’s it! Those are my start-up recommendations for all y’all fantasy noobs! Hope you enjoy! Let me know in the comments what you think of the books! Thank’s for reading, my names Jared and I’ll have another post up soon!

-Jared

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My Top Five Favorite books of all time

Hey guys,

So with January being a new year, I thought it best to showcase my TOP 5 favorite books that I’ve read, ever. I’ve mentioned most of these through the years, but now it’s FINALLY time to reveal my FAVORITE BOOKS OF ALL TIME!

Let’s begin!

1 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone

If you haven’t read this, well let’s just say I am VERY disappointed in you. If you are aren’t really a fantasy reader and want to get started, this is the direction I’d point you in. I PROMISE that if you read this series,  you won’t be as displeased as SNAPE .

 

2. The Lightning Thief by: Rick Riordan

If you haven’t read this yet, here’s a something you HAVE to put on your TBR. This book was the one that got me into reading! It did for me, what Harry Potter did for so many others. It made me expand my horizons, made me want to read! Without it, I doubt I would be standing here today.

Summary: 
   Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

 

3. The Book Thief by: Marcus Zusak

This book was SOO SAD. For those who don’t know, this standalone takes place in World War 2, and is told from a little girl’s perspective who is learning how to read, and who’s family is secretly hiding a jew in their house. It’s really grand and is very inspiring and I would recommend you read this ASAP!

Summary:

It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .
Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.
This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

 

4. Steelheart by: Brandon  Sanderson

Easily one of my fav’s, Steelheart is the story of 16 year-old David who, when he is 10-years old, a star appears in the sky making normal everyday people develop strange super-powers. But here’s the catch, the more they use your powers, the more you lose control of your sanity. This amazing book is one of my FAVORITES! I HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU LOOK INTO THIS if you’re looking for a young- HEARTBREAKING fantasy novel.

Summary:
   Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills.

Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.

And David wants in. He wants Steelheart — the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father. For years, like the Reckoners, David's been studying, and planning — and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.

He's seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge.

 

5. Legend by: Marie Lu

ALERT: THIS IS NOT YOUR AVERAGE DYSTOPIAN NOVEL

Summary:

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.
From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths—until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

I was ecstatic when I finished this! The plot Twists in this book are what sells this, they just come from so far away, so when they come flying at you,  they hit like a rock, hard.

That’s it! Those are my top favorite books, ever. Let me know in the comments below what some of your favorite books are! My names Jared, and I’ll have another post up soon.

Bye!

-Jared

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