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Friday Reads- 1/20/17 (Yes, I still think it’s weird putting a 17 in the year.)

Hey guys,

So I thought It’d be nice if I updated you about what I’ve been reading recently! *Sips some Hot Cocoa because the weather outside it frightful* (It’s been snowing)

Last week, I only read ONE book. Which isn’t too shabby considering I had a TON of homework to do. The book I read was  Heartless by: Marissa Meyer. I ended up NOT being a HUGE fan of this like I thought I would, and was very displeased.

Review for Heartless

Currently I am reading Prodigy by: Marie Lu. I’m about 100 pages in and loving it! I do think it has the potential to be better than the first book, and I’m SUUUPPEER excited to see where this goes too.

As far as future plans for reading goes,  I think I’ll probably end up re-reading all of The Series of Unfortunate Events books. The TV show has gotten me SUPER pumped up to re-read them again since the last time I read them was in 3rd grade.

That’s pretty much it for today! Make sure to comment below and let me know what book your currently reading!

As always, if you want to track my progress for reading,  feel free to check out my goodreads page!

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Thanks!

-Jared

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REVIEW- Heartless by: Marissa Meyer

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into a secret courtship.

Cath is determined to choose her own destiny. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.
 

Goodreads-Heartless by: Marissa Meyer

 

Guys.

Guys

I’m SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO sad right now. What the even heck, I totally thought that I would like this book. I thought I would flail around and start to scream when the ending happened.  I thought that I’d love it as much as the Lunar Chronicles.

Unfortunately, none of this happened.

All I got was heartache when this book ended. (See the pun I made there)

One of the things I went into this book expecting, was that it would be like the casual Marissa Meyer book. Young. Female protagonist wanders through a world forced to do something she doesn’t want to do and end up defying all odds fighting against everything in her path. (With the occasional hint of mystery)  Unfortunately, the book was lacking in the mystery and defying all odds  department, which I consider a MUCH NEEDED ingredient to a good book. With the lack of mystery and a ton of pouting, it made reading this feel BORING and at times made me want to do homework instead of wasting my time reading something I clearly wasn’t enjoying.

The plot was SOOOOOO boring. Especially coming from something like The Lunar Chronicles, where the plot was so rich and different and plentiful.  If the whole plot of Heartless could be summarized in a single sentence, I’d say this.

This story follows a whiny baby baker girl who’s too scared of her parents to admit that she DOESN’T want to become the Queen.

That’s it. No surprises, no nothing.

Plus, I was super confused about the whole world and how NOTHING was explained. Why could Cath’s dreams become reality? Why did this book spend half the time talking about baking? What did the King see in Cath to propose to her anyway? I SWEAR, If the only reason that King liked Cath was for her baking I’ll chop off his own head.

Near the end, we are starting to see Cath change from herself, to well… The personality flip at the end with Cath was TOO sudden. In one whole day Cath changes from an amazing sugar cookie to……

Overall I was SUUUPPPPEEERRR bored with this book and would recommend you skip over it, unless you’re a super fan of Wonderland.

Grade Rating: D-

Star Rating:

SENTENCE: OFF WITH IT’S HEAD!

 

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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My Current TBR Pile #1

Hey guys,

I’ve done it! I’ve posted something every day this WEEK. (Except for Sunday, but I posted 2 posts on Saturday so I’ll count it.)

Today I got this idea for this post from Ellie at

http://www.ontheothersideofreality.org

For those who don’t know, TBR stands for to be read pile. So I thought I’d let you guys in on what I have planned to read for now.

Heartless, by Marissa Meyer. FOR THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW I LOOOOVVVVEEE MARISSA MEYER. To me, she is arguably higher than Brandon Sanderson high (and that’s PRETTY HIGH!) For those who don’t know she is the author of the Lunar Chronicles, which I rated every book a 5/5 stars. So I KNOW IT WILL BE AMAZEBALLS. Right now I’m on page 100 out of something and I expect that I’ll finish it by the end of the week.(We’ll see how that goes though)
Goodreads-Heartless by: Marissa Meyer

I bought this lovely recently! It’s the second in a trilogy involving CRAZINESS. Honestly it’s best to go in blind to this dystopian series, It make the series a WHOLE LOT BETTER when you aren’t aware what’s going to happen to these amazing characters.
Goodreads- Prodigy by: Marie Lu
The Final book I’m planning to read soon is……

The Enchanter Heir by: Cinda Williams Chima! For those who don’t know, I LOVVEE Cinda’s work. Her fantasy books are the bomb dot com! She just has this way with coming up with the most ingenigous ways to incorporate magic into everyday life! I hope to read this after I finish Heartless so be on the look out for a review ASAP!

That’s it! These are the three books I’m going to be reading this week!

I even managed to only put in one gif! NEW RECORD!

Thank’s for reading this post! Let me know in the comments below what you’re planning to read this week! Until next time! Bye READER FAM!

-Jared

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Harry Potter Spells Book Tag

Hey Guys,

So today I decided I wanted to do something different to spice up the usual posts.  A book tag! I wasn’t tagged for this tag, but I’m still going to do it anyway!

Let’s begin!

Oh my goodness. Am I really getting asked this question? Anyone who’s been following my blog know that I love HARRY FREAKING POTTER!!

 

 

While I’m not aware of books that can actually kill someone, (If you are aware, keep it to yourself!) One of the books that literally gave me all of the feels, (And literally killed everyone while doing it) was The Book Thief by: Marcus Zusak

In case you can’t tell. I LOVE IT WHEN AUTHOR’S KILL CHARACTERS! (I Promise I’m sane) I just think it’s so bold to kill a character that contributes to making the character more meaningful then we as the reader first expected!

 

The Fire Within by: Chris d’lacey. HATED THIS! THEIR IS A FREAKING DRAGON ON THE FRONT COVER AND THE WHOLE BOOK IS ABOUT SQUIRELLS! Total book click bait! DO NOT READ!!!


Percy Jackson! I actually started reading this when I was in 2nd grade, and even still following the story now! Looking back at my younger brother’s, It’s made me realize how crazy it is for a second grader to be reading a 300 some-wad page book! I’ve loved Rick’s writing so much I’m pretty sure I’ll never stopped reading every mythology book the man puts out there. 

 

 

Steelheart by: Brandon Sanderson. If you’ve been following my blog recently you know that I am in LOVE with Brandon’s work. I remember starting this book way back in 2015. I have to say, I had NO idea about how good this book is. If you have not read this I HIGHLY recommend this book. The story, idea, characters, world are all SOOO great!

 

 

Currently reading Magnus Chase and the gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor

Honestly I would love to have my mind wiped about the Harry Potter series. I remember finishing it for the first time last year and freaking out about how good it was! I would love to go back and relive those days of reading without knowing what’ll happen to any of these characters and freaking out at the battle of Hogwarts.


To Kill a Mockingbird by: Harper Lee. Totally would have NOT read if it weren’t for my English class. I wasn’t a HUGE fan of it, It wasn’t bad. But it definently wasn’t up their with the best on my list at all. Although, looking back I am glad that I was forced to read it

Cinder by: Marissa Meyer. Sci-Fi meets Fairy Tail’s guys! It’s really original and really fun! I rated all of the four books in the series a five! PLEASE READ THEM! I BEG OF YOU! *get’s on knees and start’s begging* THEY ARE SOOOOO GOOD!

 

That’s all folks! Thank’s for reading! My names Jared and I’ll have another post up soon! Bye!

-Jared

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Best Books of the Year (So Far)

Best Books of the Year (So Far)

Hey guys,

So today I was sitting in class and thinking about books. (As usual) My mind instantly wandered making me think of all of the amazing books out in the world today. And of course I didn’t get a single thing out of my Spanish class (unfortunately the norm.) But, While thinking about books my mind traveled back to my Goodreads list of all of the books I’ve read this year. My brain instantly filled with all of my fave books this year. I’d like to share my top 5 best books of the year.

A bit of a disclaimer: The books that are on this list don’t have to have come out this year. The only requirement is that I have read the book this year. Also these books are not in any order, they are my top five fave books of the year since I couldn’t lower it down any further.

Now that we got that clear let’s begin!

  1. Winter by: Marissa Meyer

As It would be a sin to not mention this book somewhere in this post I just decided to start off with this so that I wouldn’t forget. In case you aren’t familiar with the Lunar Chronicles this is the fourth and final book in this series. It was spectacular, it was glorious, and I LOVED IT! Basically these four books are fairy tale retellings with a Star Wars theme to them. The first being a Cinderella retelling, the second Beauty and the Beast and Red Riding Hood. Third, a Rapunzel retelling, and the fourth being a Snow White retelling. I am in LOVE with this series and recommend it to anyone. If I were to compare this series to anything it would be Fairy Tales meets Star Wars.

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  1. Mistborn by: Brandon Sanderson

I loved this book so much. In case you aren’t aware of this amazing book basically their once was this amazing hero who showed strange powers and who was destined to destroy the evilness that ruled the world, until this destined person dies. That’s where this book start’s off. The book is very interesting with crazy plot twists and things you could never expect. It is High Fantasy, And I’d compare it to Throne of glass meet’s Avatar the Last Airbender meet’s way more intense fighting.

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  1. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows

Everyone has heard of the amazing Harry Potter series by Ms. JK Rowling. They’ve been made into movies, they’ve had their own video games as well as a bunch of other things. Before starting all of the Harry Potter’s this year I thought seeing the movies was enough for me. That was until I decided to try the first book. Every book got better and soon I found that I was obsessed. The sheer world building is so grand it makes the book amazing. While this is (sort of) the last book in the Harry potter books. It is just so amazing and it made me have all the feels. If you have not tried to read the books yet I HIGHLY recommend them.

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  1. The Hidden Oracle by: Rick Riordan

This book is so good! Part of the reason I loved this book so much was due to the fact that it added more to the ending that was finished in the Heroes of Olympus Series. I didn’t really love Apollo as a character he was sorta snotty and I hated reading about him. Although I did love too re-visist everything and “re-live the magic” This first book in a series is guaranteed to live on and be popular if they keep having these “Character Cameos” (Cameo from Characters in other series)

 

  1. Amulet by: Kazu Kibuishi

Well this was my first graphic novel and I LOVED IT! Basically the story is about a girl named Emily. Her father dies in a car crash so her Mother, brother, and herself move to an Uncles old house. After moving in they uncover a hidden world and find out that Emily is a stonekeeper. Everything is fine until her Mother gets kidnaped. I liked this story because it started out small and simple and as the story progressed It got more complex adding on to old things, making things more meaningful. As the story progresses each book gets better than the latter. If I could summarize the story it would be like The Demon King meets Avatar the Last Airbender

Well that was my top 5 greatest books that I’ve read so far. Please tell me in the comments if you’ve read any of these and what was your fav. Thank’s for reading, my names Jared and I will have another post up soon.

Bye,

-Jared

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Review-Winter by: Marissa Meyer

cooltext133089402245467 Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend—the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters?

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cooltext133089343094800 Okay did anyone else think they wouldn’t like this book a lot because of the little snippet and the end of Cress? I for sure did but I ended up being really surprised at how good this book ended! I love this series so much,  Words cannot describe my love for it! I actually did a review for the first book Cinder (I’ll link that below) DISCLAIMER: Cinder was my first ever review, and it sucked so if you would like to just go straight to Goodreads I would prefer you do that. But if you’re in a laughing mood go right on ahead! Anyway back to the review. I ended up loving this book way more than I was anticipating! I loved that as you were reading through the book you’d be coming up with theories for the end, and then a huge plot twist would come and destroy all of them! For those who have not read the series I’d pitch it to you as Fantasy + Terminator + Star Wars.

cooltext133089378843909Well I have to admit that sometimes I’d  just keep on thinking when does it end, but then a plot twist would come and would make this book amazing again!

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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-Jared

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Cinder by: Marissa Meyer

This is basically a sci-fi version of the cinderella story that we all know. Where society looks down upon Androids and basically anything mechanical.

There is a strange plague called letumosis that is basically a sci-fi futuristic version of Ebola. Everyone who develops signs of the plague are shipped away by society to basically just go and die there because there is no cure. Oh and did I forget to mention there are people on the moon called The Lunars that have strange powers and don’t develop the plague. Meanwhile on earth 16-year old Cinder is 36% cyborg and is adopted by some random lady named Adri. It basically follows the same plot of the cinderella story but with a twist. One of the sister’s Peony develops the plague and is unfortunately the nice one in the family. She is shipped away and the one thing on Cinder’s mind is to find a cure for Peony and for the human race.

Will Cinder find the cure In time? Will she realize her true path and overcome what people say about Androids. Find out in amazing journey that leaves you breathless and waiting for more!

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