Cover Releases #25

So, I am back with some more cover releases. As always, stars will be next to my favorite covers on the list. Enjoy;)


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The Bitter Kingdom Review (Mini)

Mini Non-Spoiler Review


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Title: The Bitter Kingdom

Author: Rae Carson

Genre(s): Young adult, fantasy

Average Goodreads rating: 4.22/5


My rating: 4.5/5 (rounded up to a 5/5 on Goodreads)

Do I recommend? Duh

Main Characters: Elisa, Hector, Mara, Storm, Red, Belén, Alodia, Cosmé, Father Nicandro, Waterfall

Short Synopsis: The conclusion to the Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy.

My Goodreads review: 

Wow. Soo sad this series is over; I’m going to miss it very much. This book was pretty tough to get into, and for the majority of the book I was struggling to enjoy it, but the ending and overall feel was enough for me to really love it by the end. I’m going to miss the characters, and I hope to get to Rae Carson’s other books ASAP. 


Characters: 8.5/10

-loved the character relationships

-sometimes Elisa felt a little flat to me, which was completely unlike her in the first two books

Writing: 8.5/10

-sometimes too descriptive

-pretty

Pace: 8/10

-too many slower parts

-often dragged

Entertainment: 9/10

-for the most part, enthralling

-majority of the book was a little hard to get into

Average: 8.5/10


Addicting? 

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

Boring parts?

none    ,    rare   ,   some   ,   frequent   ,   lots

 

Overall thoughts?

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


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Grade: 91%


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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The Genre Book Tag (ORIGINAL)

Hey everyone! So today, I am here with an original tag. I am just going to be making some questions surrounding book genres. If you want to participate in the tag, go ahead!! Let’s begin!


FAVORITE

What is your favorite genre?

-Fantasy

What is your favorite book or series in this genre?

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What is your favorite author from this genre?

-JK Rowling

What is a book that you were disappointed with in this genre?

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SECOND FAVORITE

What is your second favorite genre?

-Contemporary

What is your favorite book or series this genre?

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What is your favorite author from this genre?

-Andrew Smith

What is a book that you were disappointed with in this genre?

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LEAST FAVORITE

What is your least favorite genre?

-I don’t have one, but a genre that I sometimes read but don’t typically reach for is historical fiction.

What is a book that you were pleasantly surprised with in this genre?

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-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Predicted 5-Star Reads on my TBR

Hey all! So, I have around a total of eighty books on my TBR (yea, I know, ridiculous!) and I thought I would show you which five of these books I think have the best chance of getting a five stars after I read them. Of course, I own all of the books on my TBR hoping to give them a five stars, but these are just the ones with the best shots. Let’s start!!

these are in no particular order


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why? — the sarcasm that is supposed to be in this book seems really appealing to me.


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why? — the first two books in this series were two of my all-time favorites.


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why? — i’ve rated all of the first six books five stars, and i don’t expect less from this.


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why? — everyone loves this duology, and the premise is right up my alley.


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why? — i tend to love fantasy books with a huge and unique cast of characters.


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December 2017 Releases

Hey guys! Here are my most anticipated releases of December 2017, along with their tentative release dates. Let’s get started.


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December 2017 TBR

Hey guys! Today I will be showing you the books I’d like to read in December. I’m being pretty ambitious, partially because I will be on winter break the last week of the month, and also because I am planning on read two of these books (Winter Turning and Homecoming) each in a day for 24-hour read-a-thons. Anyways, let’s get started.


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-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Moon Rising Review (Mini)

Mini Non-Spoiler Review


Title: Moon Rising

Author: Tui T. Sutherland

Genre(s): Middle grade, fantasy

Average Goodreads rating: 4.67/5


My rating: 5/5

Do I recommend? Yup

Main Characters: Moon, Kinkajou, Qibli, Winter, Icicle, Sora, Sunny, Starflight, Tsunami, Clay, Darkstalker, Carnelian

Short Synopsis: A spinoff of the results that occurred in the first half of this series.

My Goodreads review: 

“Sooo excited with this continuation! I think this cycle could be as good as the last, and I can’t wait to continue with the next four books. Such a quick read and already like a lot of the new characters. Hopefully, the dragonets of destiny will be more prevalent in the next few books though! Overall, really enjoyed.


Characters: 8.5/10

-liked new characters and can see them growing on me in future books

-missed the original dragonets

Writing: 8.5/10

-loved the punctuated series of events

-easy to read

Pace: 8.5/10

-pretty fast paced

-a little bit of a setup for the next few books so sometimes slow

Entertainment: 9.5/10

-really fun

-as good as some of the books in the previous arc

Average: 8.625/10


Addicting? 

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

Boring parts?

none    ,    rare   ,   some   ,   frequent   ,   lots

Continuing Series?

definitely not   ,   probably not   ,   maybe   ,   probably   ,   definitely

Overall thoughts?

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


Grade: 92%


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Pastry Book Tag

Hey everyone! I’m back with another tag. I was unable to find the creator, so if you know who it is let me know in the comments;) I tag Lauren.

Let’s start.


Croissant: Name a popular book or series that everyone (including you) love.

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Macaron: Name a book that was hard to get through but worth it at the end.

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Vol-au-vent: Name a book that you thought would be amazing but fell flat.

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Pain au Chocolat: Name a book that you thought would be one thing but turned out to be something else.

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Profiterole: Name a book or series that doesn’t get enough attention.

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Croquembouche: Name a book or series that’s extremely complex.

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Napoleon: Name a movie or TV show based off a book that you liked better than the book itself.

Empanada: Name a book that was bittersweet.

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Kolompeh: Name a book or series that takes place somewhere other than your home country.

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Pate A Choux: Name one food from a book or series that you would like to try.

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-Sean, kingdombookblog

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The Prey Review (Mini)

Mini Non-Spoiler Review


Title: The Prey

Author: Tom Isbell

Genre(s): Young adult, dystopian, thriller

Average Goodreads rating: 3.48/5


My rating: 5/5

Do I recommend? YESS

Main Characters: Book, Hope, Cat, Frank, Faith, Athena, Red, Four-Fingers, Twitch, Dozer, Flush, Diana, Scylla

Short Synopsis: In the future, kids considered inferior are hunted for sport.

My Goodreads review: 

“Can’t believe how much I loved this book. It was one of the most fast paced books I’ve ever read, so if you’re looking for a book to keep you occupied on the plain or anything like that, this is the right choice. I love the concept of this story and can’t wait to read the sequel. It gave me vibes similar to the Maze Runner and the 100, two worlds which I absolutely adore. Expect to see this on my favorites list of 2017;)


Characters: 8/10

-Book was alright, Hope was frustrating

-Cat had potential to be interesting but not much development

Writing: 8/10

-sometimes a little awkward

-weird word choice

Pace: 9.5/10

-incredibly fast-paced

-sooo much action

Entertainment: 9.5/10

-easy, quick read

-great book for a long flight

Average: 8.75/10


Addicting? 

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

Boring parts?

none    ,    rare   ,   some   ,   frequent   ,   lots

Continuing Series?

definitely not   ,   probably not   ,   maybe   ,   probably   ,   definitely

Overall thoughts?

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


Grade: 93%


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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The Getaway Review (Brief)

Brief Non-Spoiler Review 


Title: The Getaway

Author: Jeff Kinney

Genre(s): Comedy, realistic fiction, middle grade


Rating: 4/5

Do I recommend? To some


Characters: 8.5/10

Writing: 8.5/10

Pace: 8.5/10

Entertainment: 9.5/10

Average: 8.75/10


Thoughts: I actually enjoyed this one even more than some of its prequels, but of course it didn’t blow my mind. These will always be fun, light reads for me but nothing more;)


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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