Top Ten Tuesday REWIND- Books that have made me want to do something

Hey guys,

I know it has been a long time since I have posted and the only excuse for this is I haven`t had the motivation. However I am now back and I thought I should start with a bang and therefore I am going to post a Top Ten Tuesday post. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week`s Top Ten Tuesday is a free one where I can make a post about the past Top Ten Tuesdays. A few weeks ago I saw a post about books inspiring people to do something and it really made me want to create a post like it. Fortunately I have the chance today and so here we go:


The Hunger Games made me want to take up archery…

I have been a lover of the Hunger Games for the longest time and every time I reread the books or re-watch the films I always want to be like Katniss and to be able to shoot like here. However I did try archery once and my aim isn`t that good, but I can dream on it, right?

Rebel of the Sands made me want to take up sharpshooting…

Similarly Rebel of the Sands has made me want to do something that has to do with protecting myself and to be original. I guess what I mean these types of books has inspired me to become a strong female and to follow my instincts.

Percy Jackson made me want to join Camp Half-Blood…

In the books Camp Half-Blood seems like the holy grail and I think I would feel like at home at Camp Half-Blood. This may be because I`m a half-blood (my parent hasn`t claimed me yet, but if I join I may find out who my other parent is).

Harry Potter made me want to take my education not for granted…

Hermione Granger is possibly one of the most inspirational character for children and whilst growing up she has always inspired me to keep on studying and to not care about what people think.Read More »

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Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan Review

Publisher: Penguin Group (Aug 2013)

Format: Paperback (342 pages)

Source: Brought

Synopsis:

This time the stakes are higher. Percy, who is the son of Poseidon, now has to watch his back everywhere he goes because Kronos is rising.  Although there is a minor problem that is a little bit closer to home- Luke is planning to invade Camp Blood by using a Labyrinth. It is now Percy and his companions` job to find a way to stop Luke and his evil team.

Review:

This book was a thrilling read that kept me caught the whole way though. I had enjoyed the entire book so far in this series and I couldn`t wait to read this book.

I really enjoyed the narrative of Percy in this series. For some reason Riordan present Percy in a way that makes me immediately like him. Normally I would be able to understand the male point of view, however with Percy I was able to understand him. Additionally it could also be due the humour of Percy. Percy has a universal humour that makes him very accessible and so I was able to enjoy his character.

Although, in this book I didn`t enjoy Annabeth`s character. Before one of my favourite characters was Annabeth because she was strong, clever and very inspirational. However in this book she wasn`t very open and I know it was because she upset, but to me she seemed very angsty. I also thought Percy and Annabeth` relationship would improve, but I was a little disappointed.Read More »

A Reflection on my Reading and Life…

It`s quite scary how this month is now July, to me it still feels like March. Another month means it`s time for another reflection post.

A Reflection on my Reading life is a monthly (ish) theme here on Life is Sweet in Books where I talk about the books I have read and my life. I thought this would be a better post to make than a wrap up post because it is less restricted and it allows me to be more original.


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Percy Jackson series

From my last post, I have successfully completed the Percy Jackson series! Like any other book lover out there, I can tell you that I love this series and it has become one of my top favourite series out there! I love the adventure that Percy has and the family aspect that Rich Riordan embeds in the books. I am also a huge lover of Greek Mythology.

Sophie Someone by Hayley Long

This book was a little out of my comfort zone because I don`t really tend to read books that evolve around a girl trying to find out her heritage and where she actually comes from. However I was determined to read a different book in order to widen my reading experience. I quite enjoyed this book as it was very emotional and the secret language in this book was an unique experience.Read More »

Books I want to read during Summer 2016

Hello,

I know it`s already a few weeks into summer, but I desperately wanted to make this post, as it might encourage me to actually read the books. 

Summer is a season where there is no school and many people will be holdiay, this means that I will have a lot of time to read. However, sadly, I won`t be reading on the beach aka the ideal place to read during the summer. Although this doesn`t mean I won`l be out in the sun- I definitely have to get that vitamin D. 🙂 

The books:

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First of I want to finish reading the Percy Jackson series, because I have been enjoying them so far and I can`t believe I have been putting off reading it. I wished I read it when I was younger because it is a series that I know I would have enjoyed, but alas! We can`t turn back time, therefore I want to read it asap. I am also loving Camp HalfBlood and it`s a place that is on my fictional to visit places!Read More »

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Review

Publisher: Puffin books (2013)

Format: Paperback (375 pages)

Source: Brought

Synopsis:

Percy Jackson had never heard of the work Half blood before he entered Camp Half Blood. However to him being a Half Blood doesn`t bring all joy or lightness, but it brings a prophecy that doesn`t look like it will end well.  On the other hand, before Percy has time to settle, he must find his mum and the real thief of Zeus` master bolt.

Review:

I have been meaning for a long time to read this popular series by Rick Riordan, however I`ve been putting off reading it until now. When I started the book the thing that shocked me the most was the humour of Percy (our protagonist). Riordan had cleverly added humour straight away and this intrigued the reader and made the book more assessable. 

Furthermore I think that Percy is quite a universal character because everyone will somehow be able to relate to him and children and adult alike will be able to understand him. Moreover I think it’s because Percy is aimed at children which makes him easy to like. Riordan makes sure that Percy doesn`t lack any emotions and so readers are able to feel emotionally what Percy is feeling the in book.

Similarly I really like Annabeth`s character. In my opinion she was like Hermione, from the Harry Potter series but, more strong and more like a fearsome character. I can see why Riordan chose to write a character like her as she inspires young people to not follow the stereotypes and to be the person you want to be. Annabeth is loyal and smart and I hope to see more of her further on in the series.Read More »

Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan Review

Publisher: Puffin (6 Oct. 2015)

Format: Hardcover (512 pages)

Source: This book was sent to me

Synopsis:

Two years ago Magnus lost his mother and now he is living ruff. His mother specifically told him not to trust his uncle Randolph but when his uncle suddenly starts looking for him Magnus knows something is wrong and he couldn`t help but confront his uncle.

By confronting his uncle Magnus founds out what has been hidden from him all along- he is the son of Frey.

His uncle then makes him find The Sword of Summer and Magnus then finds out his fate. Talking swords, immortal soldiers and a dangerous Wolf- how could this get worse?

Review:

Before getting into this review I need to confess that I haven`t read any books written by Riordan, although I have seen that two Percy Jackson films, so I thought it was time that I read one of his books and explore what other readers loved.

This book evolved around a teen named Magnus who finds out the part of him that has been kept from him. From first impressions I thought this was quite typical of a YA book. However as I got into the book the thought was gone because I was transfixed. Riordan knows how to create humour and he knows what a typical teen would be thinking. Every emotions Magnus and the other characters in this book has is very realistic and I found myself laughing in the middle of a long silence of reading. Therefore the characters in this book were very realistic and the choices Magnus made were the choices I would make.

However in some parts, because of Magnus` humour was a little too much, I felt this book was aimed at middle grade readers rather than Young Adult readers. The writing is just a simple the writing style that is aimed at younger readers and this means that younger readers won`t have a problem at gripping the language.Read More »