Quick Facts About My Reading #1

Hey guys. I thought it would be cool to show some interesting facts about how/when/what I read, or any other things that apply to my reading life. Hope you enjoy;)


1.) Typically I read about a page per minute. However, when I read a book for a longer period of time, or if the book is really enjoyable, I can read at a much faster pace.

2.) Almost every book I voluntarily pick up, I enjoy. The only books I usually rate below a 3 stars are books I had to read for school.

3.) I give out more 5 stars ratings than any other rating. I’m not a critical reader; my ratings are based purely on my enjoyment. For example, if I hated every character but it didn’t affect my enjoyment of the book, my rating would be unaffected. However, if hating every character affected my enjoyment of the book, the rating would be influenced accordingly.

4.) I am not a consistent reader. I go through phases where I read a crazy amount, and then I go through droughts of reading virtually nothing.

5.) I definitely am intimidated by big books; I have tons of big books on my shelves that I know I’ll love, but always settle for smaller books.


Thought those were interesting. Lmk yours in the comment.


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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One Blood Ruby Review (Brief)

Brief Non-Spoiler Review


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Title: One Blood Ruby

Author: Melissa Marr

Genre(s): Young-adult, urban fantasy

Average Goodreads rating: 3.72


My rating: 3.25/5

Do I recommend? Due to not loving this, there are better YA fantasy series out there I would say go for instead. But yea, if interested, give it a try.

Goodreads Review:

Unfortunately, this was a disappointment for me. I really enjoyed the first book in this duology, and has high expectations for the conclusion that it just did not meet. For one, the plot felt like a setup for a crazy ending that never really hit for me. It was very slow-moving, and I got distracted frequently while reading. I have a hard time rating sequels so low, and if this wasn’t the second book to a story I really liked, the rating might’ve been even lower…idk.
I certainly didn’t hate it at all though, and there were portions I really enjoyed. Just overall, didn’t like it much.

Characters: 7.5/10


Writing: 7.5/10


Pace: 6.5/10


Entertainment: 6.5/10


Average: 7/10


Addicting? 

not at all   ,   minimally   ,   sort of   ,   considerably   ,   extremely

Boring parts?

none    ,    rare   ,   some   ,   frequent   ,   lots

Original?

not at all   ,   minimally   ,   sort of   ,   considerably   ,   extremely

Steamy?

not at all   ,   rarely   ,   every now and then  ,   often   ,   frequently

Overall thoughts?

bad   ,   meh   ,   good   ,   very good   ,   excellent   ,   superb


Grade: 70%


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Top 10 Books on my Current TBR

So today, I thought I would share the books that are on my most immediate TBR. These are the books I will (hopefully) get to within the next few months. I will be separating these into standalones/series starters and sequels, with a majority of these books being sequels since I want to finish up all the series I have started.


Standalones/Series Starters:

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Sequels:

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-Sean, kingdombookblog

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The Lost Continent Review (Brief)

Brief Non-Spoiler Review


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Title: The Lost Continent

Author: Tui T. Sutherland

Genre(s): Middle-grade, fantasy

Average Goodreads rating: 4.65


My rating: 3.75/5

Do I recommend? If you’ve read up until this point, it’s worth it

Overall Thoughts: I enjoyed this book, just not as much as I’ve enjoyed the other books in the series. I just wasn’t as completely into the story as I’ve been all series. I think this was a good setup for the rest of the series, and I did end up liking the story in the end. Looking forward to continuing on even if I didn’t love this one.


Characters: 8/10


Writing: 8.5/10


Pace: 8/10


Entertainment: 8/10


Average: 8.125/10


Addicting? 

not at all   ,   minimally   ,   sort of   ,   considerably   ,   extremely

Boring parts?

none    ,    rare   ,   some   ,   frequent   ,   lots

Original?

not at all   ,   minimally   ,   sort of   ,   considerably   ,   extremely

Steamy?

not at all   ,   rarely   ,   every now and then  ,   often   ,   frequently

Overall thoughts?

bad   ,   meh   ,   good   ,   very good   ,   excellent   ,   superb


Grade: 83%


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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3 Bookish Things Tag

Hey guys, so here is another book tag I really liked when I saw it. I really loved this concept, but I tweaked it a bit from my three favorites to three of my favorites for some categories, because I couldn’t narrow it down.

I tag:

Trisha

Kaya

Enjoy;)


3 OF MY FAVORITE AUTHORS

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3 OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS

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3 SERIES BINGED

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3 CHARACTERS I LOVE

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3 UNPOPULAR BOOKISH OPINIONS

The Fault in our Stars is my least favorite John Green book.

I enjoy love triangles, if done well. I even occasionally like when there is a web of relationships.

I didn’t like Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (I really liked its sequels though).


3 POPULAR BOOKISH OPINIONS

I love the Rick Riordan books.

My favorite series is Harry Potter.

All of Marie Lu’s books are great.


3 WEIRDEST THINGS USED AS BOOKMARKS

Tissue.

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Dog-ear!


3 BOOK COVERS I LOVE

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3 BOOKISH GOALS

Cut my TBR down to ten within the next two years.

Use my phone less and read more.

Buy/ask for only books I know I’ll read right away.


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Random Recommendation #18

so here is another recommendation for you guys! really loved this book, and think many people will too. it’s so thrilling, highly recommend. very underrated.


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key tags: mystery, thriller, suspense, brothers, murder, angst, plot-twists, shocking


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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The Sick Book Tag

Hey all. So it has been forever since I published a book tag, so I thought I would do one that I was interested in when I came across it. The Sick Book tag is definitely a random tag, but I like the questions so I thought I’d give it a go. Enjoy;)

1. Diabetes: Name a book that’s too sweet, like REALLY sweet.
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2. Chicken Pox: Name a book you only picked up once and never will again.
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3. The Flu: Name a popular book that spreads like a virus.
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4. The Cycle: Name a book that you reread yearly, or at least often.
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5. Insomnia: Name a book that kept you up all night.
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6. Amnesia: Name a book that that you’ve forgotten or failed to leave an impact on your memory.
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7. Asthma: Name a book that took your breath away.
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8. Malnutrition: Name a book that lacks food for thought.
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9. Travel Sickness: Name a book that took you on a journey.
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-Sean, kingdombookblog

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March 2019 TBR

Hey everyone. So, I’m finally starting to get back into the reading groove, and next month I really want to focus on finishing/continuing on with series I’ve already started. So, every book that I read in this next month, and likely heading into April, will be a sequel or conclusion.


Here are my top priority reads:

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-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Two Dark Reigns Review (Mini)

Mini Non-Spoiler Review


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Title: Two Dark Reigns

Author: Kendare Blake

Genre(s): Young-adult, fantasy

Average Goodreads rating: 4.07/5


My rating: 5/5

Do I recommend? 1000000000000000%

Main Characters: Katherine, Jules, Arsinoe, Mirabella, Billy, Bree, Pietyr, Genevieve, Camden, Madrigal, Elizabeth

Synopsis: A continuation of the events in Three Dark Crowns and One Dark Throne

My Goodreads review: 

“Soooooo good oh my god. I love this series and world so much and I never want it to end. I can’t wait for the final book but their better be a spin-off or something because idk what I’ll do. This is shaping up to possibly being my all time favorite YA series no joke; loved this.

The one thing I will say that was interesting is that Mirabella, one of the four main characters of the series, didn’t have much of a storyline in this one. Katherine, Jules, and Arsinoe all had very clear, important parts in the plot, and Mira’s role was more of an extension of Arsinoe’s. This didn’t bother me, just interesting to point out. Looks like we will get more of her in the final book.


Characters: 9.5/10

-Katherine is becoming one of the most fascinating characters ever

-as a whole, love the large cast feel and care about every character

-Mirabella’s storyline seemed not as important as the other main character’s in this installment


Writing: 10/10

-so cleverly executed

-nothing to complain about


Pace: 9.5/10

-barely any action and generally slow

-however, this never bothered me personally


Entertainment: 10/10

-just loved this

-unputdownable

Average: 9.75/10


Addicting? 

not at all   ,   minimally   ,   sort of   ,   considerably   ,   extremely

Boring parts?

none    ,    rare   ,   some   ,   frequent   ,   lots

Original?

not at all   ,   minimally   ,   sort of   ,   considerably   ,   extremely

Steamy?

not at all   ,   rarely   ,   every now and then  ,   often   ,   frequently

Overall thoughts?

bad   ,   meh   ,   good   ,   very good   ,   excellent   ,   superb


For Fans Of:

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I get similar dark, complex, heartracing vibes from both of these series. Would definitely recommend Ruined to fans of the Fennbirn saga.


Grade: 96%


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Review (Mini)

Mini Non-Spoiler Review


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Title: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Author: Jessica Townsend

Genre(s): Middle-school, fantasy

Average Goodreads rating: 4.39/5


My rating: 4.75/5

Do I recommend? Yes.

Main Characters: Morrigan, Jupiter, Hawthorne, Candance, Jupiter

Synopsis: A girl cursed to die is saved just before her seemingly inevitable death.

My Goodreads review: 

“Such a quick read that I ended up flying through and enjoying a lot. The ending was great and can’t wait to continue on with the series. Definitely got major HP vibes from this, but it still undoubtedly maintains it’s own creative story.


Characters: 8/10

-didn’t feel very connected to any of them

-generally likable


Writing: 8.5/10

-fine

-not anything special


Pace: 9.5/10

-not a crazy amount happened

-still moved very fast


Entertainment: 9.5/10

-was not ever really bored

-generally entertaining

Average: 8.875/10


Addicting? 

not at all   ,   minimally   ,   sort of   ,   considerably   ,   extremely

Boring parts?

none    ,    rare   ,   some   ,   frequent   ,   lots

Original?

not at all   ,   minimally   ,   sort of   ,   considerably   ,   extremely

Steamy?

not at all   ,   rarely   ,   every now and then  ,   often   ,   frequently

Overall thoughts?

bad   ,   meh   ,   good   ,   very good   ,   excellent   ,   superb


For Fans Of:

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As said in my Goodreads review, I got major Harry Potter vibes from this and if anyone is looking for something to satisfy their HP craving, I’d go for Nevermoor.


Grade: 91%


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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