UNPOPULAR OPINIONS BOOK TAG

Hello, blogging community, I saw this floating around and I thought that I might as well try it since I believe I have the most unpopular opinions about a lot of books.

A Popular Book or series that you didn’t like

 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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 A Popular Book or series that everyone else seems to hate but you love

Twilight by Stephanie Meyers

I wouldn’t say everyone seems to hate the book just the movies but I didn’t know what else to say.

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 A Love Triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with (warn ppl for spoilers) OR an OTP that you don’t like

Rowan and Aelin vs. Chaol and Celena from the Throne of Glass series

While I love that she is with Rowan, I wish that there had actually been more of a struggle between her choosing. Just a little more drama. Still, I love both the couples 100%.



A popular book Genre that you hardly reach for

Science Fiction

I can never really understand it. I am always confused.

Same goes for like classics and stuff.



A popular or beloved character that you do not like

Tris from Divergent

I feel like she just wasn’t a dynamic character and just kind of fell into everything. Maybe it was the way she was written, I just don’t know if the author conveyed her well.



A popular author that you can’t seem to get into

Alexandra Bracken and her Passenger book.

I just cannot read this. Her writing style is too cryptic and all over the place for me.



A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing. (examples “lost princess”, corrupt ruler, love triangles, etc.)

Woman assassins

Like I am all about girl power and I do love my girl assassin books, but I feel like because they are selling more people are coming out with books about assassins and stuff. I just don’t see the point in doing something that is really overdone.



A popular series that you have no interest in reading

The Divergent series

I read the first book and I do want to finish but at this time I just don’t have the motivation to pick it up.



The saying goes “The book is always better than the movie”, but what movie or T.V. show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?

A lot of them

Don’t ask me because at this point I don’t recall.

All I know is I love to see the world come to life.



Thanks for reading guys. Please follow and like this post.


What did you guys think? Do you agree with anything I said? What do you disagree with? Please don’t hate. These are just my opinions.


 

Assasin’s Blade

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Author: Sarah J. Maas

Series: Throne of Glass

Published by Bloomsbury

Genres: Fantasy, YA

Pages: 448

“Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan’s most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin’s Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas – together in one edition for the first time – Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn’s orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery. Will Celaena ever be truly free? Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine to find out.” -Goodreads

My Review:

Wowie wow wow

So I have to tell everyone reading this something.

In the world there is a blonde woman who writes. She writes amazing stories that bring you into a new world. She is a queen.

I didn’t say her name but two people popped into your mind.

J.K Rowling and Sarah J. Maas

But today we shall talk about the latter.

WHAT THE HECK SARAH?!?!?!?!?! Sarah if you are reading this please just give me your secrets. How did you create such exciting stories. I am just so shocked at how every single book you write, makes my mind just explode. Please give me your secret. PLEASEEEEEEEEE!!!!

So if you don’t know what this book is, it is the prequel to the Throne of Glass series. It is a combination of five novellas that take place before the first book, Throne of Glass. The stories go through some of the allusions Celeana/Aelin alludes to in the series. She never goes into clear details about what happened so it was fantastic to read these short stories and learn more about the events that shaped her. I really liked to see where Celeana came from. Her past was amazing. You learn all these knew things about her that were never totally told in the series. I feel like I am closer to her from reading these.

This is one of those books that are hard to review because everything is a spoiler. So I shall try my best to just give my opinion on the book as a whole. I am not going to talk about each book because one slip might ruin the book for you and I try my hardest to keep this review sit a spoil free review. I hate spoilers unless I ask for them. But reviews are just to make you wanna read the book not tell you about the book.

So here we go…

The way Maas writes is such a unique way. Unique, I mean, by being just so amazing and clear but also a little bit mysterious and exciting. At this point in my life, I don’t know why, I can guess the ending in everything. I am not always right but I just can guess what is gonna happen to everyone just by the way stuff is laid out. I think that is because I read and watch to much TV (no shame). But, in Maas’s stories I can never tell. Everything is so suspenseful and I never expect the next thing.

This story is the same. Everything that happens is only lightly alluded to in the series so when I was reading this I was actually shocked at the events in the book, especially in the first novella because it was never mentioned in the books.

I am so in love with this book. If you have read the other books then please read this book. I wouldn’t read it until after you have read book 3, Heir of Fire. I don’t know I think that is just the best placement for this book.

Okay here is my plug for Sarah.

GO READ HER BOOKS! I love her so much and if you are following my blog that mean you at least like my reviews so you better go read this book. I love her so much. She is my second favorite author (closing in in first) to J.K Rowling.

Okay thank you for reading this blog. I really appreciate you spending the time to read this. If you are new give a follow and a like.

Star Rating: 4.7


Have you read this yet? If so, what did you like about it? If not, are you going to?


 

Top Ten Tuesday-10/3/2017

“Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish…Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer.” –Top Ten Tuesday

Topic:  Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends

Okay, I don’t really ever crush on characters. I mean I do. I have my few but this list is not just gonna have crushes. It will also have people I admire okay so don’t judge. It will be short.

  1. Newt from Maze Runner (book & movie because Thomas Brodie-Sangster is heart eye emoji)

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  1. Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (I have a thing for guys named Newt okay? Leave me alone)

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  1. Rowan Whitethorn from the Throne of Glass series

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  1. Chaol Westfall from the Throne of Glass books

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  1. Basically, all the male leads from Throne of Glass

Okay well, this is the end of my list. I cannot think of any more for right now. I do have others but I don’t feel like discussing them on this post. I also don’t have time for it.

I hope you enjoyed this short little blog. Please follow and like this post.


Who are you’re fictional crushes? Did you do Top Ten Tuesday for this week? Link it down below!


October Preview

Well guess who isn’t prepared for this month…

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This girl!

So I have really nothing planned for this month. This whole already having posts ready to go, really doesn’t help me when it comes to writing these because I just don’t remember to write more. Basically, I have nothing planned for the month.

I have a few reviews coming out from more books I still have to review from my hiatus.

I want to write some discussion posts but I have no clue what to write about so if anyone has any suggestions please comment below.

I did not finish my TBR for last month so that is being continued up into this month.

Basically this month is going to be a crap show and ya’ll are gonna have to sit through it and deal with it. Posts probably wont come every day but I will try…Any posts I do write will most likely be like this one, rushed, short, and done the night before.

But hey it is October and you know what that means:

HALLOWEEN!!

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and

RIVERDALE

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and

STRANGER THINGS 2

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and

CANDY

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and

OTHER OCTOBER THINGS

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What I can say is that I shall be giving reviews on Riverdale and Stranger Things. I may give post about my Halloween plans or parties that may happen. I don’t know if that would end up in this month though. I can tell you I shall be doing some fall favorites. I can tell you this because that will be my post for tomorrow because it is simple and easy.

Anyways this is all I can give you for this preview. I know this post sucks, do not judge me. I am doing the best I can with the schedule I have.

Thank you for reading and see you next post!

The Star Touched Queen

25203675Author: Roshani Chokshi

Series: The Star Touched Queen #1

Published April 26th 2016 by St. Martin’s Griffin

Genres: YA, Fantasy

Pages: 342

“Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of death and destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire…

But Akaran has its own secrets—thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most…including herself.” -Goodreads

My Review:

Okay so again to get caught up after this long hiatus I am gonna write this review as fast as possible.

Well what can I say about this book…

It was good. It wasn’t great. But it was good.

I know it was a hyped up book. Everyone seemed to enjoy it and I did but it wasn’t very good.

Like it wasn’t the story or the characters or anything else that I didn’t like but the writing style just wasn’t my favorite. It wasn’t clear what was happening in the book at all. Every time something big happened I feel like the author just made it so confusing. Maybe I just was reading it to fast. I just kept reading it because eventually I just got bored reading it. I think the author could have slowed down, taken sometime to describe, and helped the reader understand. Maybe it was just me but I felt like the book was rushed.

Other than that it was a good book. Even though I didn’t understand half of it, the plot was really good. I mean the overall view of the book I understood but, the author had so much of this delicate and intricate prose type writing and, while it was beautifully described, it made no flipping sense.The way it was written was great but there was so much detail, I felt like I lulled and then kind of tuned out then got confused cause only two or three lines down they were talking about something totally different and many things happened behind the descriptions of the places that you couldn’t really tell until you went back through. I think I was left with a lot of questions at the end.  Like not just about the ending but like from beginning, middle, and end. I mean there are so many things that may or may not have been answered in the book but I think I read it so fast I didn’t understand anything. I was just reading it like:

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Now I thought the author had a really good idea and had a goal to reach, which was a fantastic goal. I really loved the ideas in the book but the way she executed her ideas, like I said above, were not up to par. To clarify, it was a very good book and if you have a long attention span and can really pick out the details I think it would be an excellent read. I love a good romance novel and a good story with magic and mystery. I love being introduced to whole new worlds, but coming out of this book I really can picture the world better than I can recall what happened in the story. I don’t wanna dog on the author to much so I will give that she had an amazing idea and her writing really is beautiful.

The main character Maya was a seemingly flat character. I didn’t see much character growth. I mean really it is kind of like she just went through the story letting what came wash over her. She seemed really willing to listen and obey. There was some rebellion in her which was the only real action in the first part of the book. Also I kind of thought everyone around her was (sadly) way more interesting than her. That is why I have decided I shall read the next books to see what happens to them.

I cant write this review because I have so many questions and want to ask them but I aint a spoiler blog. Ugh.

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Gosh, I am so sorry but I really cannot write anymore. I hate writing blogs super negative. I am trying to be super positive. It was a good book but it wasn’t the best book. That is about the best thing I can say about it.

I really hate dogging on books especially ones super hyped up because then I feel super negative and like I am not seeing what others see.

Also, Roshani Chokshi, I am so sorry. Roshani is a great and detailed writer, the style just wasn’t for me.

Okay, that is the end of this blog. I hope you enjoyed this. Again, if this is your favorite book I am sorry I am dogging on it. Comment below what you loved about it. Also, tell me your opinions about it. Thanks for reading!

Star Rating: 4

TOP TEN TUESDAY-September 26th

“Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish…Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer.” –Top Ten Tuesday

Topic: Ten Books That Feature Main Female Characters

  1. Heartless by Marissa Meyers

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  1. The Thousandth Floor by Kathrine McGee (technically four female leads and one male lead)

 

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  1. Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

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  1. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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Dang I thought this week I could get ten. I am only looking at the books on my Goodreads shelves and I just couldn’t find very many. I am sorry I am not doing ten. I feel like I am cheating when I only do a few instead of the full ten.

Anyways, thank you for reading! Comment below if you have read any of these books and what you thought of them.

A Mid-Summers Nights Dream

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Author: William Shakespeare

Published July 2016 by Simon & Schuster Paperbacks

Genre: Classics, Drama, Plays

Pages: 298

“Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia but she only has eyes for Lysander. Bad news is, Hermia’s father wants Demetrius for a son-in-law. On the outside is Helena, whose unreturned love burns hot for Demetrius. Hermia and Lysander plan to flee from the city under cover of darkness but are pursued by an enraged Demetrius (who is himself pursued by an enraptured Helena). In the forest, unbeknownst to the mortals, Oberon and Titania (King and Queen of the faeries) are having a spat over a servant boy. The plot twists up when Oberon’s head mischief-maker, Puck, runs loose with a flower which causes people to fall in love with the first thing they see upon waking. Throw in a group of labourers preparing a play for the Duke’s wedding (one of whom is given a donkey’s head and Titania for a lover by Puck) and the complications become fantastically funny.” -Goodreads

My Review:

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”

Guess what time it is!

Time for another short school book review. If I am being honest it is mostly gonna be short because this play is a really short play. Like I read it with the class in five days by reading it one hour a day.

I actually liked this book a lot.

Wait am I hearing myself correctly? Did I just say I liked a school book?

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FINALLY!!!!

It has been along time since a school book entertained me.

But , just cause I like it doesn’t mean I am going to write a big long book review.

To begin, Shakespeare is always confusing to read at the beginning but eventually I got the hang of his language and full immersed my self into the romantic comedy.

I love rom-coms. Like LOVE them. They are my heart and soul. If my relationship couldn’t be made into a movie I don’t want it. the utter confusion between all four of the characters, Demetrius, Lysander, Hermia, and Helena, is awesome. I would hate to be in there position but I love reading about it.

While we read, we also watched the movie which really helped with the understanding of the story. At first I was super confused because the long speeches and the ol’timey language but I got the hang of it thanks to the movie.

If I was judging this story on the elements of a story it wouldn’t be very good. There were flat characters, no real suspenseful or climactic moments but it is funny. Even though it is simple I think it is still a good story.

Okay, I think I am dont with this blog. I haven’t done a short blog like this for awhile. I just dont know what else to say. Thanks for reading! Comment your opinion on this book.

Star Rating: 3.9

 

 

Great Expectations

2623Author: Charles Dickens

Published by Oxford University Press

Genres: Classic, Fiction

Pages:505

“In what may be Dickens’s best novel, humble, orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman — and one day, under sudden and enigmatic circumstances, he finds himself in possession of “great expectations.” In this gripping tale of crime and guilt, revenge and reward, the compelling characters include Magwitch, the fearful and fearsome convict; Estella, whose beauty is excelled only by her haughtiness; and the embittered Miss Havisham, an eccentric jilted bride.” -Goodreads

My Review:

Side Note: I apologize that this blog is small but as of right now I am trying to get caught up on all the stories that I read during my hiatus so this is just going to be super short.

Well since I am just getting back to my blog I wanted to keep updated on the books I read during the time I was gone but obviously I cannot write the best reviews for these books because usually I write my reviews right after I finish. Of course I didn’t do this because I felt no need at the time. I regret this. Anyways because I really wasn’t blown away by this book and the fact that I don’want to talk to much about it, I am just going to do a quick little review.

Like very quick…

First I wanna say that god this book was boring. I am really not one for the classics. I think the copy of the book contribute to my hatred. Usually the only classic novels I read are the ones at school. And at school we have these godawful tiny copies with the smallest print. My hand is bigger than the copies of the book at our school. Coupling that with the fact that this book is kind of boring with no real excitement and a difficult old time language that I just hardly could comprehend, I just hated it. But alas I know this is a classic and many people love it and many people say you have to read it when you are older and I understand that and maybe I will but just the fact that I am being forced to read this book with thousands of homework assignments for every chapter really just makes me stress and dislike a book. One day I will probably re-read this but that day will not be for a while.

Now after all that being said I will not let that ruin my review and make me biased. I will try and stay away from things I didn’t like just because I wasn’t reading it for my own pleasure.

One thing that I can give you an honest judgement about is Pip. What the heck is wrong with him? I mean he was a great character but he just got in his own way a lot. I think he just should have been happy. He always got so depressed over not having money or too much money etc. I just think he should have just enjoyed his life. In the end he got less insufferable but that was only because he had actually found happiness.  He doesn’t see that the most important things were right in front of him. He ditches his family who has been there for him through everything and he also is haughty and rude to people of lower class. Granted I think it was coping mechanism for him but it was annoying. Just because now you’re rich doesn’t mean you are entitled to being rude.

Another things is how my great expectations for this book were sadly unmet. This book I felt like would be a bit less boring. I mean how could I expect so much. I think this book has potential and maybe reading it later on my own free time I might feel better about this book but alas this is not that time. I think the plot of the story was good enough but for my action loving self, a little more excitement could have been introduced. I know classics are more about teaching hard truths in life but couldn’t it be a bit more fun?

Okay so that is it for this blog. It was short but I do not wanna talk about this book no longer.  When I read a book for school and post about it on this blog it always pains me to do so. I already exhaust everything I have to say about school books in school so making posts about them just really irks me. But, being the dedicated book blogger I am, I write these reviews just for you guys to enjoy.

Thank you for reading. Please dont hate on me for not liking the book. Being forced to read a book always gets me down so I try as hard as I can to not hate on a book but I really didn’t like it. Sorry to all the Great Expectations fans out there.

Star Rating: 3.5

Illuminae

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Author: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Series: The Illuminae Files (#1)

Published by Knopf Books

Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult

Pages: 608

“This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.” -Goodreads


My Review:

Okay before I start this blog just look at this book summary by Jay Kristoff. It is excellent and entertaining. I just wanted to share it.

So first off, WHAT?!?!

How was this book made? Who thought of this? Do the authors want to kill me?

This story was a spectacular story. It was just the right amount if intense mixed with the right amount of comedy and of course the right amount of romance.

This book was such a quick read. The way it was formatted made it so you could fly through the story. The way it was written was epic. For those of you who don’t know it is made in a series of government files, interviews, security surveillance footage, etc. I don’t understand how they made this though. I just love every detail they put into the work. This really makes the story stand out and you can just see how unique this story is. Visually, this story was beautiful.

Let’s talk about plot. So what is with all the plot twists? There were so many twists and turns I felt like I was flopping around like a fish by the end. Kristoff and Kaufman made me feel so many emotions. I was basically like this the entire time:

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I love plot twists are the best things ever.

Not only was their a war but there was also an evil AI system AND a creepy plague. A lot of the times it is hard for authors to have multiple conflicts and multiple story lines but these two worked so well together and really made this story amazing. Beginning of the story was slow but it built up in to a great action packed story.

Although I love this book I have to admit that the characters are dull. They are normal people. Most authors create stunning characters. The only things that were really different about the characters and a normal teenagers was Kady’s pink hair and the fact that they lived on a different planet.

I want to say so much because it was just an outstanding book but then I would spoil everything. So I ain’t gonna. Just go read the book.

I know this was super short but as I am writing this it has been three months since I read it and I just want to end this blog post so I can talk about the next story in the series Gemina which go check out my review for that book please.

Anyways thank you so much for reading.

Star Rating: 4.7


Have you read it? Did you like it? Did you hate it? What was your favorite part?


 

TOP TEN TUESDAY-September 19th

“Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish…Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer.” –Top Ten Tuesday

Topic: Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List

So I am not gonna be doing ten because I dont know what I want to read just yet so here is my list of five books I want to read:

  1. The Diabolic by S.J Kincaid

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  1. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

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  1. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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  1. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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  1. Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

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I don’t really know if I will read all of them by the end of fall this year. I want to read them. They all are sitting on my shelf waiting for a very long time. I want to read them so bad and I have been trying but I also have all these other books. Anyways I will find away to do it.

Anyways thank you for reading! Comment below about what your favorite book is out of this list.