I feel like I haven`t been buying books lately, however I was completely wrong when I made a pile of the new books I owned. Therefore I thought it would be quite nice to make a book haul post and just to let you know, most of these books are blue (apart from one) and isn`t that strange? Well blue is my favourite colour and so I can`t really complain.
Anyway the books:
Glass Sword and The Sleeping Prince were two books that I was looking towards to. I really enjoyed The Sin Eater`s Daughter but it was left on a cliff hanger so I was obviously dying for the second book. As you might all know, I didn`t enjoy Red Queen but I had the urge to read the second book because sometimes the second book is better than the first, so I took the daring risk and I can say Glass Sword is much more better then Red Queen!
I was walking through a bookshop one day like any book lover out there and I found myself looking at the Harry Potter shelves. I looked at the books and I realised that I haven`t read The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Immediately I thought I needed to fixed this massive problem and I brought the book.
Carrying on in this Harry Potter theme Carry On was one of the books I was desperate to get my hands on and I was quite intrigues because I know that Rainbow Rowell tends to write contemporary books like Eleanor and Park (which is my favourite book) and so when I heard that she was writing a fantasy book I thought I would see what her writing would be like.Read More »
I thought I might do something different today, because it`s 2016 and I should probably change my blog up a bit more, so I`m going to do a book haul post today and tell you all the books I have gotten recently.
First of lets start of with the books I got for Christmas! Last year I asked for the whole Harry Potter box set because I wanted to read/reread this series as I think Hermione will motivate me to study for my exams and I will be reading something I love.
The spines and covers of these books are also so pretty and (in a weird way) they make the series more magical.
Next I got the Percy Jackson series because I wanted to read the whole series in 2016 and my friend says that it is her favourite series. I have already seen the film adaptions but we all know that the books are better than the films.
In addition I loved the concept of the series and I would love to know more about Camp Half-blood.
Then I got a surprise book from my mum: Since you`ve been gone by a Morgan Matson. I have been meaning to read a Morgan Matson book for the longest time ever and at the moment I am in a contemporary mood so I think this will be a great read for the start of 2016. Read More »
This post is a little but late, but oh well #busylife.
I was nominated by ssjtimelordandherbookswho is amazing an you should check out her blog! Thank you for nominating me!!!
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1. Do you speak any other languages? If not, which language would you like to learn?
No sadly I don`t speak any other languages fluently but if I could I would love to learn French because I think it`s such a beautiful language and it`s quite universal.
2. Name your favourite non-human character in a book.
Non-human, well, this is really obvious-it has to be Bilbo Baggins. I love The Hobbit so much and the films is what got me into this world originally, in addition I would also love to live in this world.
3. Apart from reading, what is your favourite hobby?
Does watching TV series count? I think it does. Yes I think you`ve realised that I`m a pretty lazy person, but other than sitting indoors all day I love to run because I love the way the wind just hits my face.
4. Why did you start your blog?
I started my blog to document my reading journey so that I don1t forget what I`ve read and my journey going through genre stages e.g. jumping from one genre to another.
(or happy holiday to those who don`t celebrate Halloween)
Trick or Treat?
Today I have a very Halloweeny wrap up! Ha ha. I tricked you! I actually don`t have a Halloweeny wrap up because non of the books I read are scary. Let me tell you something, I`m am an absolute chicken towards horror or thrillers, I can`t read them and I probably won`t ever read them.
Anyway the books that I mention today are the books I read in September and October. Recently I been finding myself reading less because of the amount time I have to read. The only time I have to read is before I go to bed and lets be honest that this isn`t the best time because I normally find myself finding it hard to put the book down.
The lovely September books:
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas– Now surprisingly I really enjoyed this book and I just find that the books get better and better. I feel like something big is going to happen in the next book.
How to be Bad– Sadly I didn`t enjoy this book as I wanted to. If I`m completely honest the main reason why I wanted to read this book is because I wanted to read a road trip book but I couldn`t get my hands on Amy and Rodger`s Epic Detor. One of the main problem I had with this book was I couldn`t connect with any of the characters and they were just a bit boring me. I know that my friend enjoyed this book so maybe you might enjoy it.
The Assassin`s Blade by Sarah J. Maas- I finally read this book and it is amazing as they say. I would really recommend reading this book but reading if after you read Throne of Glass because right now I am torn between Sam and Rowan. This novella gave me a great insight into the life of Selaena before the salt mines and it made me feel for her even more.
Publisher: Doubleday Childrens (11 September 2014)
Format: Hardcover (320 pages)
A lot of people dream of having magic and the ability to do anything, but not Callum. When it`s Callum`s turn to attend the test for the Magisterium, a school where magic is taught, his father tells him to do his best to fail. Not the kind of father that wants his son to succeed Allister tells his son to fail and teaches Callum the bad things about this school and Mages. Although when Callum gets into the school he sees that it is not all bad…
From wanting to read this book for a long time the want turned into a need. Finally when I got my hands on the book I could finally live the writing and the plot of this book. In this book I`ve found many resemblance to the characters in the books Harry Potter. We have Tamara who sticks to the rules and is studious, doesn`t she sound like another Hermione? Like many other readers out there I found it very hard to stop thing about Harry Potter (HP) and to see the characters in The Iron Trials as themselves, however some of the time it was quite hard.
Although I did like how at some point the trio in this book were different to the trio in HP and I could see the characters the way the authors see them. For example in one part of the book Callum was reckless and he did something that he shouldn`t have, this was the moment when I could see Callum and fell in love with characters. In addition I loved Havoc (Callum`s chaos ridden wolf).
This book reminded why I love reading middle grade/children books because the writing is so simple and I will probably never have a problem with reading these types of books. There is no big metaphors that are confusing and there is so no instant romance. I feel like children books have no limits compared to YA books and the imagination is just much greater-it`s infinite. Like I said the book was really easy to read and I had no problems connecting with the book.