The Mystery Blogger Award #2

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Hey everyone! I hope you are all having a lovely day! I have been nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award for the second time! I’m so glad that people like reading what I write and want to see more, and I love being able to do tag posts. Thank you Siobhan @ Siobhan’s Novelties for nominating me! And thanks to Okoto Enigma for creating the award!

The Rules

  1. Put the award logo on your blog
  2. List the rules
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and link to their blog
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. Tell your readers three things about yourself
  6. Nominate roughly 10-20 people for this award
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blogs
  8. Ask your nominees five questions
  9. Share a link to your best/favorite post that you’ve written

 

Three Things About Me

  1. I really enjoy art and drawing. I have always liked to draw things, and I try to draw whenever I can, but there’s not much free time these days. I always have trouble coming up with ideas though, but it is still fun!
  2. I was actually introduced to book collecting and some of my favorite books by one of my friends. She had pretty good sized bookshelf full of YA books and would always give me suggestions on what to read next. So, she inspired me to start my own collection, which further encouraged my love of reading.
  3. My favorite book series is the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I know a lot of people have a hard time picking one book or one series that is their favorite (which is totally ok) but I am not one of those people. There are a lot of books that I adore, but there’s just something about this series that makes it a step above the rest! (Also Renegades came out a few days ago and it is not in my possession yet. What am I even doing?)

 

Siobhan’s Questions:

1. What was your 2017 most anticipated book that disappointed you?

I have actually read (or DNF’d) several books this year which is a bit sad, but I’ve got too many things to read to be reading things I don’t enjoy. One book that I was really looking forward to was Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. It is currently up for a Goodreads Choice Award, but I did not like it at all. The idea was great, and the characters were alright, but the story was not executed well. There was too much telling and not enough action. I felt like nothing was happening at all. I got 2/3 ish through and gave up. I tried to give it a good chance, but it fell short for me.

2. Which books are you eagerly awaiting for 2018?

Ummm 2018 is in like 2 months?? When did this happen? I haven’t even compiled a proper list of 2018 releases yet! So here’s what I pulled from my Goodreads To-Read list and anything else I think of…

  • A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews
  • Obsidio by Amie Kaufman
  • Wires and Nerve Vol. 2: Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer
  • Unearthed by Amie Kaufman
  • American Panda by Gloria Chao
  • From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon
  • And probably a lot of others I can’t think of at the moment…

 

3. Who’s your least favorite author? Why?

I don’t think I have a least favorite author. Even if I don’t like one an author’s books, I will probably give another of their books a try if it sounds interesting. I’m kind of a disorganized reader (which is a little ironic considering I’m a very organized person), as I don’t have any sort of rhyme or reason to the books I read. I find one that looks good and I read it, which means for most authors I have only read one of their books, unless of course it was a really good series.

4. What would you like to see authors incorporate into their stories that you don’t see now?

This is tough… but I’d have to say that I wish books more often had characters that are not of the stereotypical character type. Like, strong female leads that are perfectly skinny and pretty and whatnot. Or guys with perfect hair and a horde of friends behind them. This has been improving a lot lately, and it’s really exciting! I love reading about people who are similar to me, which does not necessarily include those who are in a perfect relationship or have perfect hair and lots of friends and money. I want a book where I can put myself in someone else’s life where not everything is perfect, but it is inspiring and makes me wish that real life were as good as a book!

5. Which character in a series would you love to fight?

Now, for this we are going to assume that I am a strong, powerful person and not a quiet, weak nerd. I would love to be in a fight with Annabeth Chase from Percy Jackson because she incredibly smart and powerful. I could turn it into a learning experience and gain so many different things from her!

My Favorite Posts:

  • I really enjoyed writing my reviews for When Dimple Met Rishi and Eliza and Her Monsters, which I combined into one post! Check it out!
  • I also loved writing my Top Ten Tuesday post prompted by recommendations a person/group of your choice, and I did 10 Book Recommendations for Star wars Fans. 

 

I am not going to nominate anyone specific since I have done this tag already and I know many other people have as well, but if you would like to do it then go for it and have fun!! 🙂

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The Awesome Blogger Award

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Hey everyone! I hope you are all having a lovely week! Today I’ve got the Awesome Blogger Award! I wasn’t technically nominated, but May @ My 1st Chapter (Thank you!!!) tagged anyone and everyone wanted to do it. And she was excited to hear my responses, SO here we are! (I also really love doing tags because it’s actually really fun!?)

The Awesome Blogger Award was created by Maggie @ Dreaming of Guatemala

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Include the reason behind the award
  • Include the banner in your post
  • Tag it under #theawesomebloggeraward in the reader
  • Answer the questions your nominator gave you
  • Nominate at least five awesome bloggers
  • Give your nominees ten new questions to answer
  • Let your nominees know they’ve been nominated

May’s questions:

1. Which book made you ugly cry for days?

I’m not usually one to cry over a book, in fact I have only ever actually cried REAL tears over The Last Star by Rick Yancey. The ending just really got to me, IDK man. I read that probably a year ago, and haven’t had anything as emotional since.

2. Which book/series do you have very fond memories of?

Hmmm… I have fond memories of a lot of books, but most recently it would have to be Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia. I read it all on a six hour (total, round-trip) drive to and from a really cool outlet mall, which was really fun. But also because that book was truly and utterly amazing and relatable! ( I wrote a review!!)

3. Which character do you find very similar to yourself?

Easily Annabeth Chase from Percy Jackson. She’s smart and loves reading and architecture, as do I. She wants to become an architect, and she had the opportunity to redesign Olympus, which would be totally awesome!!

4. Which villain do you resemble most (in terms of personality)?

Haha so I have literally no clue, so I took some quizzes, and one said Voldemort (nah) and another said the White Witch from Narnia, and I could go with that. I like the cold, having power over the entire world, always evil, having really great snacks.

5. Which villain would you be besties with?

I am currently reading Because You Love to Hate Me by Ameriie, and it’s allll about villains. My favorite short story so far has been “Shirley and Jim” by Susan Dennard. I would want to be best friends with Shirley because she’s a nerd and is in calculus! Her and Jim play chess and talk about books, which is amazing!!

6. Name a strange habit you do while reading.

Hmmm…. I can’t read unless it’s nearly silent, and there’s nothing else going on around me. I can’t think of anything that’s interesting… Sometimes I end up sitting in weird, rather uncomfortable positions, but I don’t notice because I’m lost in the book!

7. Do you sleep with socks?

UG, NO!! I hate sleeping with socks on! It’s just not very comfortable, and I don’t really care about my feet getting cold.

8. How many pages can you read in one hour?

I mean, it kinda depends on the book and the size of the font, the size of the page, the genre, (I tend to read cotemporaries faster than fantasy), and how much I like the book. But all that considered, maybe anywhere between 60 and a hundred pages? I have never actually paid attention!

9. Which book would you rewrite the ending to? And what would it be?

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Marissa Meyer’s books, but Heartless was a bit of a let-down. The majority of it was really great, but the ending fell short for me. It was SOO abrupt. I would have liked something more gradual, where you can see more and more hints along the way, instead of just a huge sudden change. The actual content of the ending is basically inevitable, but I would have liked it to be a little more gradual.

10. What is the longest amount of pages you’ve read in one sitting?

I don’t tend to read a lot of pages in one sitting, as I just don’t have time for that anymore. But I used to be able to crank out four or five hundred pages at one time if I was really enjoying the book and didn’t have other obligations.

 

I’m not going to tag anyone specific, since I wasn’t officially tagged. So, if you would like to do this one, go for it! Just link me back to your answers!

I’m also just going to reuse May’s questions because I really liked them, and am curious to see how others would answer them!

The Reading Quest Update #2 + Reviews

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I proudly participated in my first reading challenge this past month, and I feel as if I was pretty successful!! I took part in #TheReadingQuest hosted by Aentee @ Read at Midnight. It ran from August 13 to September 10. (Yesterday, I know). You got to pick one of four characters to be and follow their reading path. I chose to be the Knight, and you can read all about my book reading decisions in my sign up post!

Final Update:

EXP: 60

HP: 183

Total Points: 243

Level: 2

Total Pages Read: 1716

Number of books read: 5 (and a quarter…)

  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (First book in a series)
  • Shadow Run by Adrianne Strickland (Book with a verb in the title)
  • The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski (Book with a weapon on the cover)
  • I’d Tell You I Love You but Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter (Book with a red cover)
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (Book with movie adaptation)
  • Because You Love to Hate Me by Ameriie (Potions- two or more authors)

 

Reviews:

16069030The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

  • It took me a really long time to read this book, hence my being behind in the challenge.
  • It was good, but not a favorite.
  • Kestrel was pretty interesting, as was their society. (The world building was probably the best part). She was a piano player, and the general’s daughter. Her mind was sharp, but in their society, she is expected to be a good fighter.
  • So, she buys a slave? I’m not really sure why she did that, nor is it ever clarified throughout the story.
  • Arin is her new slave, and he has a secretive, mysterious past. I liked him, but he was kind of boring at first. I needed more from him.
  • Many of the characters have the potential to be great, but they often fell short. I just wasn’t connected the way I would like to be. I DID enjoy how many of them were not who they seemed. That added a much needed aspect to the book.
  • The book grew more interesting as it went on, as more things are happening and being revealed and twisted into crazy plots.
  • I actually did not like the ending. I found it to be boring and drawn out. Much of what was happening was not vital to the story, and it just made the book longer.
  • All in all, I like the book, but I would not call it a favorite. I might continue with series if the opportunity presents itself.

 

a_wrinkle_in_time_digest_2007A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

  • P.S. I know there is not a movie currently, but it is coming very soon, and now I am super excited!!!
  • I would have considered this to be a classic, so I did not know it was more of a middle grade book. That said, I really liked it!
  • It was totally not what I was expecting, though I’m not sure what I was expecting. It was a bit strange, but the story was really fun.
  • We’ve got a genius 5 year old boy, whom I would LOVE to know in real life. His name is Charles Wallace, like that’s his first name. So sophisticated.
  • The main character, Meg, sounds like your classic nerdy middle schooler, fully equipped with glasses and braces and a knack for mathematics. (AKA me and her would have been BFFs in middle school).
  • There are these three crazy ladies who lead the kids around on and insane adventure to find their father.
  • Oh, I forgot about Calvin! He was pretty cool, too, and he seemed smart as well.
  • All of the characters were fantastic! They completely made the book what it is. Though the plot and setting were really great as well.
  • Generally, their newfound universe is basically insane. There are some majorly crazy things going in the various places the kids go, and I found it a bit strange at first. After a while, I began to enjoy the craziness that is A Wrinkle in Time.
  • If you have not read this book and like science fiction or fantasy, GO READ IT before the movie comes out!!

 

Because You Love to Hate Me by Ameriie

This is not actually a review because I have only read 96 pages so far. It is a bunch of short stories, and some have been better than others. I am really excited for the one by Marissa Meyer, though! Maybe I’ll get a full review done when I have finished…

If you participated in #TheReadingQuest, how did you do? Have you read any of the books that I chose? Are you excited for the A Wrinkle in Time Movie?

The Reading Quest Update + Reviews

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Hello, hello! We are halfway (and a litte more) through #TheReadingQuest hosted by Aentee @ Read at Midnight, and I think I’m doing pretty good! I’m sure there are people reading far more than me, but considering the speed in which I usually read, I’m quite happy. (During this Quest, I am reading each book in about four days, when usually it would take me over a week with school going on.)

I have really enjoyed the books that I have chosen so far and have been able to keep up with my original schedule. I have read three books so far: Shadow Run by Adrianne Strickland & Michael Miller, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han, and I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter. I am currently reading The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski, but unfortunately I am a little behind. If you’re interested in what I plan on reading for the rest of the Quest, check out my sign-up post!

Update:

Overall EXP: 40

Overall HP: 115

Current Level: 1

All of this is according to the info I have entered into this lovely spreadsheet created by Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews. (Thank you sooo much, Lauren, for creating such a helpful tool in my reading adventure!!) Also, don’t judge for my rather low level/EXP, I am doing this for FUN, and I am not concerned about the points!

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Reviews:

25669098Shadow Run by Adrianne Strickland & Michael Miller

  • I was pleasantly surprised by this book! I had been anticipating it for quite a while, but it was better than I imagined it would be!
  • I included this book in my Top Ten Tuesday post about Star Wars read-a-likes, but I was not aware of the extent of their similarities. I found Shadow Run to be very VERY similar to Star Wars, which is not a bad thing. There is an ominous force controlling people, a rogue pilot with an awesome ship, adventurous royalty, similarly dressed guards, and even light saber like weapons!
  • Qole was a really awesome pilot, and I would have loved to be a member of her crew. Even though the work they did with Shadow (a mysterious substance that can poison people) was rather dangerous.
  • I don’t know how to pronounce Qole, but I keep saying it in my head like “Cole”.
  • All the members of Qole’s crew were really cool, and they all had mysteriously complex backstories. They seemed very real and each played an important role in the story. I love complex minor characters, as they add depth and personality to the story.
  • And next we have Nev. Interesting, strangely knowledgeable Nev. There’s not really a whole lot I can say about him that won’t spoil the book, but he was a pretty cool character. I kind of didn’t like him at first, but by the end he was tied for favorite (with Qole of course).
  •  Now, Qole and Nev had an interesting relationship. There was no “insta-love” or anything like that, and it seemed they didn’t really like each other at all for a while. The story wasn’t focused on romance, which was kind of nice. (Don’t get me wrong, I love a good romance, but sometimes it’s refreshing to have something without.)
  • I loved their universe! It was very Star Wars-y and full of multiple planet systems. They traveled through space several times, which sounds kind of fun! Each planet was described differently, so I felt I was right there, too!
  • The universe had a lot of history that was hinted at, but never really expanded upon. Maybe we can get more of that in the next book.
  • In the end, I loved it!! Shadow Run is a really fun, fast moving sci-fi book for fans of all kinds!

 

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny15749186 Han

  • I have been wanting to read this one for some time now, and The Reading Quest was the perfect opportunity!
  • It focuses on Lara Jean and some of the boys that she has “loved” before… hence the title. She has written, but not mailed, a letter to each of them, and someone somehow mails them without her knowing.
  • One of the boys who receives a letter, Pete, is the local popular guy, while another is her sister’s boyfriend AKA their neighbor.
  • Now, I didn’t really like Pete. He was just kind of a jerk. He seemed to be your stereotypical jock who doesn’t really care about anyone but himself. Fortunately, he’s changing, which is good.
  • I personally was rooting for the neighbor, Josh. He was nicer and cuter and generally better than Pete.
  • Boys aside, Lara Jean has two sisters, both of whom are really awesome! One of them has gone away to college, but the younger one is still around to bother Lara Jean and do what sisters do. The three of them had such a wonderful relationship! It would be wonderful to have sisters like that, who always care about you and will always have fun.
  • Their dad was pretty cool, too, even though he was very much your typical book dad. He loved his daughters and made sure they were taken care of.
  • Overall, the characters were a bit meh personality wise, but it was still a good book! I still felt for Lara Jean and wanted to her to be happy!

 

28646502I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter

  • Hello, secret spy school! Cammie has such an awesome school full of secret passages and interesting classes.
  • Other than the school, Cammie has two wonderful best friends. They each have personalities as vivid as Cammie’s, and they are important to her work and the story.
  • I really liked both Liz and Bex, whom are both fun, lively, and wonderful friends. The three of them work extremely well together, and I love when best friends are included in books and are given an important role in the story.
  • Cammie’s mom is really cool, too, as she is also a spy. She is the headmistress of the school, yet she always takes time to eat dinner and chill with her daughter. She has the best of intentions, and clearly loves Cammie.
  • Josh is a bit stereotypical and boring, but I still want the best for him and Cammie. (Wow, I didn’t realize I read two books with a love interest named Josh!)
  • He is showing her what it’s like to have a normal life, even though he doesn’t exactly know that he is.
  • Overall, I enjoyed this book! It was fun and interesting, given the spy school aspect. I loved the involvement of best friends and a loving mom!

 

If you’re participating in #TheReadingQuest, how are you doing? Have you read and enjoyed any of these books? Let me know what you think!

The Reading Quest

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Hello! I recently came across a fellow blogger’s post on their participation in #TheReadingQuest, hosted by Aentee @ Read at Midnight, and decided to give it a try! You can see the sign up post and info on participating in the quest  here. And there’s some really cute, creative graphics created by CW @ Read Think Ponder!

I have never done anything like this before, but I am super excited! I can read some of the books I have been meaning to read while having fun and feeling like I am actually accomplishing something! Hooray!

You get to choose one of four characters and follow their path of reading prompts, and can stray to the side quests for extra points. (There is a point system for the books that you read and general participation in the quest.) I have chosen to be a Knight!

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Here is the character card that I created (there are templates on Aentee’s sign up post), and below is the super amazing game board!

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My Quest TBR:

 

The First Book of  a Series: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

A Book with a Verb in its Title: Shadow Run by Adrianne Strickland

A Book with a Weapon on its Cover: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

A Book with a Red Cover: I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter

A Book that has a TV/Movie Adaptation: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Side Quests:

 

Potions: A Book Concocted by 2+ Authors: Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy

Expansion: Read a companion novel or short story: Happily Ever After by Kiera Cass

Hopefully I am not being overly ambitious, and I can actually get these read. Even though school is starting up again, and that means less time to read. 😦

If you are participating in #TheReadingQuest as well, I wish you the best of luck!!

 

The Mystery Blogger Award

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Hello fellow book lovers, and welcome to my edition of the Mystery Blogger Award! I was tagged by Shaz @ Shaz Reads. (Thank You!!!) And thank you to the lovely creator of the award: Okoto Enigma. I have found that being tagged/nominated for these sort of things is actually really fun, and it’s exciting to know that people enjoy my blog enough to tag me! So, huge thanks to everyone who has ever read and enjoyed one of my posts!

Award Rules:

  1. Put the award logo on your blog.
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  5. Tell your readers three things about yourself.
  6. Nominate roughly 10-20 people for this award
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blogs.
  8. Ask your nominees five questions.
  9. Share a link to your best/favorite post that you’ve written

Three Things About Me:

  1. I really, really like math. And yes, I know that is very unconventional. I just find it fun and interesting. I have probably taken twice as many math classes as are required to graduate, yet I continue to take more! I do not plan on pursuing a career in math, though…
  2. I have an obsession with Converse shoes. I don’t really know why, it just happened. I guess I don’t actually have that many (these days all my money goes toward books), but for several years, I did not wear any other kind of shoe.
  3. I play the clarinet. I have been selected into several honor bands, and I like to think that I am a somewhat decent player. Being a musician has allowed me to travel to Disney World and meet so many people that I never would have known otherwise. And music is just pretty cool in general, but playing it is even better.

Shaz’s Questions:

1. What do you think is the most underrated Disney Film?

Hmm… probably Wall-E, even though it’s Disney Pixar. Like, it’s about a world full of trash and trash compacting robots, which is kind of a freaky thing to think about really. And they managed to create a romance between robots who don’t actually talk, yet you still are drawn to them and want them to be happy.

2. Which book would you like to see adapted into a film or TV series?

If it was done properly, Cinder by Marissa Meyer. That is easily my favorite book and I would love to see it come to life as a movie. However, only if it is done well and follows the book.

3. What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

I can’t choose just one, since ice cream is basically the best thing ever. Chocolate, mint, cake batter, cookie dough, and mint would have to be my top five.

4. Which book has had the biggest impact on you?

The Virals series by Kathy & Brendan Reichs, because it was one of the first book series that really got me into reading. It showed me that books are cool and they can take you to places that you’ve never dreamed of before.

5. Skinny jeans: yay or nay?

Yay! I don’t have a reason, I just like them. 🙂

I nominate:

My Questions:

  1. Is there a book that you continuously recommend to people?
  2. What is the number one thing that you look for in a book?
  3. What is your favorite kind of blog post to write?
  4. If you could be any book/movie/TV show character for a day, who would you be?
  5. Where was the coolest vacation that you ever went on?

My Best/Favorite Posts:

Best: Top 10 Things That Make Me Want to Read a Book

Favorite: Top 6 Favorite Books of Ever

Again, thanks to all those who continue reading my blog! 🙂

The Mid-Year Freak Out

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Hello, happy Saturday! Today I am doing the Mid-Year Freak Out book tag. I have seen several bloggers doing this tag, and it seems pretty fun. I wasn’t technically tagged, but Lauren at My Paper Infinity was going unconventional and allowing anyone to participate! SO, here we are, and I hope you enjoy! (Side note: I love the name of this tag! But why should we only be allowed to freak out mid-year? Like, why not all year long?)

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2017?The Sun is Also a Star

Hmm… looking at my GoodReads shelf for this year (because I can’t remember what I’ve read this year!) It would probably have to be The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon. It was just really light and fun and enjoyable.

2. Best sequel?

Probably Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab. Although I am currently reading it, so hopefully it continues to be wonderful! I have not read that many series this year, maybe I should get on that…

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3. New release you have yet to read but really want to?

STRANGE THE DREAMER by Laini Taylor. I have heard soooo many great things about it and the cover is beautiful. It also involves a boy who works at a library and I’m a library page so, why shouldn’t I love it?

4. Most anticipated release of the second half of 2017?

Easily Renegades by Marissa Meyer. She is my favorite author and all of her books are destined to be amazing. If you have not read any of them, you really should!

5. Biggest disappointment?

I would have to say Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. I read Salt to the Sea a while ago and it became one of my favorites. I had high expectations for this one, but it did not meet them at all.

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I was quite surprised by A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I recently finished this one, and I enjoyed it. It had both good and bad surprises for me. Some parts I found to be beyond excellent, but others were rather boring. I also was not aware that it involved faeries, so that was a bit surprising once I started reading! (Hey, don’t judge!)

7. Favorite author? (debut or new to you)

I haven’t really gained a new favorite author this year, but I have discovered Victoria Schwab. I have found her writing to be very descriptive and captivating through This Savage Song and Our Dark Duet.

8. Newest fictional crush?

Hmmm…. I’d have to say Maxon Schreave from The Selection by Kiera Cass. He is basically perfect and charming and funny and whatnot.

91hgx2bd2qql9. Newest favorite character?

Okay, this most likely doesn’t count, but Percy Jackson from The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle. I read this in January I believe, but I read the other series quite a while ago. Anyways, Percy will forever be one of my favorite characters and I’m glad to have him back!

10. Book that made you cry?

I have only ever cried over one book in my entire life and it was The Last Star by Rick Yancey. Like, that ending just really got to me I guess.

11. Book that made you happy?

Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer, because it continued the Lunar Chronicles story, and it was a graphic novel, which is really fun! And it starred Iko, who is very fun and entertaining.

12. Favorite book to movie adaptation of 2017 you’ve seen?

Well, I don’t usually watch the movies that are based upon books, but I re-watched the Hunger Games not too long ago, and they’re pretty good…

13. Favorite review written this year?

My review for The Sun is Also a Star. I just really enjoyed reading that book and writing about it! Here is a link to the post if you’re interested!

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14. Most beautiful book you bought or received this year?

I got A Thousand Pieces of You not too long ago, and Ten Thousand Skies Above You is on its way!

15. Books you need to read by the end of this year?

  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  • A Court of Mist and Fury & A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
  • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

 

Since I was not officially tagged for this, I am not going to tag anyone, so  you are all free to participate! I only ask that you link back to me! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Who else thinks we should be allowed to freak out all year long? (Actually, who needs permission, I do it anyways!) Do you have a list of books to finish before the end of the year? What is your most anticipated release?