The Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly Hop hosted by Billy @ Ramblings Of A Coffee Addicted Writer. Every week there is a new question/prompt to write about.

This weeks question is:

How do you feel about books with multiple narrators?

I actually really like books with multiple narrators. Some books have every chapter there is a new character which is the easiest way o read them like in the Doon series. It makes it really easy that the narrator’s name is the kind of title if you will of the chapter. I find that super easy. I have read books just like that though and it was still super confusing but I think that was just because the story was confusing and the main characters were all so related and went through almost the same thing it was hard to tell them apart.

Other books like the Throne of glass books split mid-chapter which ca get really confusing but Sarah J. Maas makes it super easy to tell who is talking hen and where and I feel like she does a really good job of keeping her stories pretty clear but intense. Other stories I have read with the switching mid-chapter were terrible and they it makes it clear who it was until like the next page so I was always cnfused. I wish I could remember which book I am talking about so you guys could stay clear but I can’t think of them.

When an author does the multiple narrators thing well I agree with it full heartedly. I love seeing other people’s perspective. I hate other books where you are left wondering what is happening in the other characters minds. When it is done badly though I think books are better without it. I absoulutely hate it when they are too confusing or not organied. It just really bugs me especially when a story has good potential. Thankfully I haven’t really read too may book with bad narrations.

Thank you for coming to this post and for reading it.

Please like and comment below what you think. If you have a blog I encourage you to write your own post and drop the link in the comments so I can see them.

The Friday 56

The Friday 56 is where every Friday you turn to page 56 in a book or 56% on your e-reader and then post a line or lines that intrigue you. It is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

This week’s book I am doing is The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider.

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“‘How many points would I lose if I farted right now?'”

I thought that was the funniest line on the page which was hard to choose because the page was just full of humor. Anyways thanks for stopping to read my blog. I hope you guys have a good day!


What is your Friday 56? Leave a link down below if you are doing it so I can see.

Harry Potter Moment of the Week

“Harry Potter Moment of the Week was created by Leah @ Uncorked Thoughts  and is hosted here @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews. The idea is to share a favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote or memory  from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself!”

This week’s question is:

Would you rather battle Draco or Lucius?

To answer this question I dont really know.

If you want my honest opinion it would depend on the circumstances. If I was 25 and I had trained at Hogwarts and was very experienced I would try to take on Lucius because then I wasn’t some weakling fighting some ruthless Death Eater. But from where I am right now I would fight Draco because he is kind of experienced but he isn’t flawless when he fights. He isn’t as accurate as his father. He would probably mess up somewhere in the battle. He may still  win the fight but I would have more of a chance of winning.

So I would probably battle Draco.

Who would you want to battle more?

Passenger 

20983362Author: Alexandra Bracken

Series: Passenger series

Published by Hyperion

Genre: YA, science fiction

Pages:486

“In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them—whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are playing, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home… forever.” –Goodreads

My review:

Well after four weeks I have finally finished this book and what can I say

IT WAS AMAZING!

I knew this book was gonna be good. I guess it didn’t fully come to par with my expectations due to its slow beginning but t came close.

I have been waiting to read this novel for a very long time. I was so excited to read it and I had it on my shelf waiting for so long. I mostly wanted to read this book because if the sequels cover (yes I am shallow) and its own cover. I also wanted to read it because everyone was raving about it. So I ordered this book so I was able to read Wayfarer the second installment when it came out. Obviously, that didn’t work out so well for me because obviously it’s February and I just finished.

This book took me FOREVER to read. I don’t know why it took me so long. I wasn’t even that busy these past four weeks. I think maybe it is a combination of school and the fact that I was reading two books at a time which I said a wouldn’t do but of course I did it anyways. I just never had the time or felt like reading I guess. I hope I can finish my TBR this month. I mean seriously this is the first book I finished in February and it’s almost over.

Okay, so let’s stop talking about how I fail at life and how amazing this book is. I don’t know where to begin so I am just gonna start with the plot. At first, I was really disinterested. I think it caught up with too much action way too early for my liking. I mean I didn’t hate it but I guess we didn’t really get a sense of Etta’s life before her sudden turn about. I would have liked a little more developments but all I got was about her relationship with her mom which I guess fuels a lot of her motivation during the story which was alright but I just wished for a little more of a slide into it rather than a shove off a cliff right into the action. Other than that I loved the story.

The concept of the story was good. I haven’t really read a time travel book before but this one was really good. I thought that some of it was confusing but I guess it doesn’t matter because the story was really good. I was held in suspense in many moments and not in others. I think Bracken could have made a little more sense with the fight scenes and even strung them out. Most of the parts I think she really could have taken sometimes one were choppy and one page or less (like the tiger I expected more(not a spoiler)). That is just my opinion, though. Otherwise, I thought the story was intriguing. With all the hype around it, it came close to expectations.

Now to Bracken. As I said above she could have elaborated more. Lots of things during fight scenes or chase scenes were repetitive. She shortened them a lot with no real suspense. It was like you started getting hyped up and then bam it was over. Lots of scenes were like that and could have been elaborated on more. It wasn’t just action scenes. Cute scenes could have been elaborated on more. Again it is just my opinion. Also, she went quickly through the end. I didn’t really like that. I wished for the last 40 pages to be 70 because it would have given room for some elaboration. I also thought she could have had a little more fun with the book instead of having this whole sense of urgency throughout the novel.

Etta was an okay character. She was kind of mediocre and basic. I thought at times she was to okay with what was going on around her. She didn’t act like she was shocked at all by the sudden change in her life. I don’t really think I liked her as much as other book characters. She just wasn’t written for the part. I do like how she is a strong figure and tries to do the right thing. I can’t get over the fact that she wasn’t freaking out because I know I would be if I ended up in a different time.

Nicolaus also was basic and kind of boring. The story wasn’t good because of the characters let me just say that. I mean they were good characters but they weren’t anything special. Nicolaus was just another guy who fell in love with the main girl. I didn’t really feel like he provided much other than to create a love story.

I know that those were pretty negative reviews of the characters but honestly, they weren’t unique, they weren’t exciting. I like books with exciting and unique characters. Usually, a story gets made by the characters.

I don’t have much else to say about this book. It wasn’t one of the best but it also wasn’t one of the worst. I am hoping the next installment will be a little better. I want to end this post here. I am sorry I haven’t really posted anything this month. I really have been buying and not gonna lie this is the only book I have read so far this month and I only have a week left. So now I am going to have to read right after reading this to attempt to meet my goal for this month. So I hope you enjoy this blog.

Star Rating: 4

Have you read this book? What did you think of it?

 

 

Friday @ Five

“Friday 5@5 is a weekly feature hosted here on NovelKnight to wrap up the week with a fun (and short) list because we know y’all want to get on with your weekends!”-Friday @ Five

This weeks theme:

Books I Read Based Solely on the Cover

So to jump right into this here are the books that I read just because of their cover:

1. The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon 

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2. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

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3. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

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4. Heartless by Marissa Meyers

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5. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

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WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE COVERS?

Top Ten Tuesday

“Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010.”-Top Ten Tuesday

This weeks list is :

Top Ten Books I Wish I Had

I am excited to be doing this meme. I love making lists and doing these tag type things. I am finally getting less busy so I hope to be participating in this almost every week. I am taking this tag as books I wish I owned so to start this tag here are the ten books I wish I had:

1.Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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2.The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyers

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3.Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas

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4.Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

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5.Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

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6.All the Rainbow Rowell books

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7.Maze Runner Series by James Dashner

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8. Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

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9.The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

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10.All John Green books

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I know that most of these pictures only have some of the author’s books or few books in the series but it is what I get for looking up these pics on the internet. The link should show what books I want. I have read half these books and I have wanted to read the rest of these books. I want all the John Green books because I love them all. I want to have them for my re-reading. I want the Mortal Instruments series because I read the first book and never got around to reading the others because of other books and if I had them on my shelf I think I would get them done. The Outlander series is my favorite book tuber’s, Sasha Alsberg, favorite book series and I like a lot of books she likes so I want to read it. Also I want to get Zenith when it come out because Sasha Alsberg duh… I want EoS and ACOMAF because Sarah J Maas and I love the Throne of Glass series so far and I will get around to reading ACOTAR soon. I love the Maze Runner series because it was literally one of my favorite series in the world. Rainbow Rowell is my queen. I just recently bought Eleanor and Park and Fangirl. They improve my bookshelf so much. I love the sweet and simple covers. I wanted Caraval because everyone seems to love it. I also wanted the Lunar chronicles because I fell in love with Marissa Meyers after reading the book Heartless by her.

 

I had a lot of fun doing this tag. I hoped you guys liked seeing my top ten Tuesday. Go do it for yourself the link to the blog who started this meme and their top ten Tuesday post is up at the top. Thanks for reading!

February TBR

 

Hey guys!

 

I am finally doing my February TBR. I was super bus this weekend and I have no clue why I didn’t do it yesterday because I had a day off of school because of the foot of snow we received. I am now a week into February and have not finished a book or wrote this post but I guess better late than never. So let’s start.

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This month I plan on reading 4 books. Last month i read five but two of the books I planned on reading I didn’t finish so I will read those two and hopefully finish them. Here is my TBR for February:

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These two books I started last month and it has taken me forever to finish them and I am still not done with them I don’t know why I have read like a little every day. I guess I need to just sit down and read.

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These two books I am reading in celebration of Valentine’s Day. I know these stories are cutsie romance type books so I am reading them for love day.

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Great Expectations is for school and I don’t really know if I like it yet and it is super long so I don’t know if I will be able to finish it by the end of the month or what our reading schedule is so this is just an extra book just to incase.

 

So those are all the books I am reading. I am glad I have finally got this post done. I have been worried about finishing it. After I post this I am going to try and read Passenger to try and make a dent before school starts today. Hope you guys enjoyed this post. Thanks for reading!

 

January 2017 Wrap-Up

Hey guys guess what!

Its time for another monthly wrap-up.

I am so happy with this month except for how fast it flew by. I got all my finals done whihc delayed my reading so i didn’t read everything I wanted to read but I did however meet other goals. One of my goals was to make the photo you’ll see throughout this post and on my featured image. I have been meaning to make this to give a little flare to my blog.

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Rhis month was a busy month for me and so will February but I have a better outlook going into the next monththan I did going into this month. I only set a goal to read three books this month, those books being Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, and Passenger. while I only read two of those books on that list I did read 5 books this month. I am very happy and impressed with myself. The books I read were:

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Most of these books were amazing. I loved almost all of them. go check out my reviews which are linked above to see my opinions on each book.

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This month I posted a little but that is usually how I roll so here are my posts from this month:

and the glorious post you are on right now.

Go check out those blog posts and give them some love. I work really hard on them.

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Now I put this one last because I bought ALOT of books this month. I had lots of Christmas money so I decided I would buy books with all of that money. so here is the long list of book  bought:

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As you can see that is alot of books to buy in one month. I was so excited and still am to have gotten all those books. The wait for all of them was excruciating though. I think I may have an addiction to buying books. But they make my book shelf look even more pretty.

That is all for this months wrap-up. I hope you have enjoyed this as much as I have. I will have my TBR up by tomorrow (hopefully) so you can see what books I plan to read in February. Thanks for reading. Please like and comment below!!!!

What books did you read? Did you read any boooks that I read? What books did you buy?

 

milk and honey 

23513349Author: Rupi Kaur

Published by Createspace

Genre: Poetry

Pages: 204

milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.” -Goodreads

Review:

After about two months of searching and trying to find the cheapest price, I finally got this book. Right, when I opened the package I had hardly taken a picture to put on my Instagram story before I dove in. I know you are supposed to read a poem book slowly, or maybe you’re not but I feel like that is the right way to read one, but I devoured that in two days. I absolutely loved it and after I try and finish the two books I am reading I think I am going to start just slowly indulging myself by reading one or two every once in awhile.

I am really excited to do this review because there isn’t any possible way to spoil it so I can talk about all parts beginning through the end. So to start this blog of I would just like to say that Rupi Kaur is amazing. She has made poems about so much uncomfortable (or at least other people think they are uncomfortable) problems. I thought how she wrote her poems was so full of emotion (duh) and spoke to me on so many levels. Even the ones with less than ten words were masterpieces. I don’t know who she is or how her life has been lived but through her poems, I feel as though we have sat down and had this long personal chat about her life and know all her deepest emotions.

I have never read a book of poems before but I think after this book I have a whole new world opened up to me. Ever since I heard about this book and saw its beautiful cover I knew I wanted it and I knew I had to have it. I also read some of it in Target once in December and instantly fell in love and was on the hunt for a cheaper one ever since. the poems were deep and even though lots were short they spoke very deeply about men and women and relationships and love. It was split into four sections: the hurting, the loving, the breaking, and the healing. I want to review each section with you guys.

The Hurting:

So this little I guess chapter is about I am thinking her teen years and having abusive/absent fathers, submissive mother, rape, and other things. I thought it was very deep but mostly just random, unlike the other sections which were exactly what I was expecting so I don’t care that much but I did like how everything in the other three sections of the book was very storylike and a progression. I did however like these very much. My favorite poem in this section was:

“You pinned my legs to the ground with your feet and demanded I stand up.”

and since I can’t just choose the one here is another one:

“You have sadness living in places sadness shouldn’t live”

The Loving:

this was my second favorite sections. I really loved how it went from happy to dark and disastrous really quickly. I thought how it basically came off as a story was really beautiful. she had some really deep poems in here, some more graphic ones, and some emotional ones. My favorite was:

“no it won’t be love at first sight when we meet it’ll be love at first remembrance cause i’ve seen you in my mother’s eyes when she tells me to marry the type of man i’d want to raise my son to be like”

Honorable mentions:

“my favorite thing about you is your smell you smell like earth herbs gardens a little more human thanthe rest of us”

“i know i should crumble for better reasons but have you seen that boy he brings the sun to its knees every night”

“you might not have been my first love but you were the love that made all the other loves irrelevant”

*just wanted to add that I am only including shorter poems but there are longer ones that are my favorite I just don’t want to type that much

The Breaking:

This was very heartbreaking. I feel like that was pun because this section is of heartbreak. I don’t really know. All I know is that I was left feeling sad and depressed after reading this because it was about heartbreak and heartbreak is tough. I felt like she did a great job conveying her feelings in the story. One of my favorites was:

“you musn’t have to make them want you they must want you themselves”

The Healing:

This was my absolute favorite section. I loved everything about it. I thought there were good mottos to live by. I saw a lot of strength through this story. I thought the author did well to show us her growth and how even though it hurts it will not hurt forever and when it stops hurting you can turn your life around to being the most epic person you really are. one of my favorites were:

“accept yourself as you were designed”

“the thing about writing is I can’t tell if it’s healing or destroying me”

To wrap up this blog post, I want to leave saying that everyone should read this. I mean it is pretty easy if someone doesnt like to read long novels becuase it is a poem book. I believe it was very inspirational and touching and emotional. I loved it so much. The hype about this book was true. It was a stunning read. Hope you enjoyed this blog.

Star Rating: 5

Have you read this? What is your favorite poem? If you haven’t, what is stopping you?

Heartless

18584855Author: Marissa Meyer

Published by Feiwel & Friends

Genre: YA, Retellings, Fantasy

Pages: 453

“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

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