Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag//2018

Hey guys! Today I thought I would do this popular tag that circulates around the book world in June of every year called the Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag. This tag basically asks questions about your reading in the months of January through June. I did this last year and really liked it, so I thought I would do it once again this year. Let’s get going!


Questions:

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2018.

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2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2018.

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3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.

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4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.

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5. Biggest disappointment.

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6. Biggest surprise.

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7. Favorite new author (debut or new to you).

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8. Newest fictional crush.

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9. Newest favorite character.

No one really comes to mind right away.


10. Book that made you cry.

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11. Book that made you happy.

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12. Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year.

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13. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)

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14. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

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-Sean, kingdombookblog

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July 2018 Releases

Hey all! Here are my most anticipated books that are being released in July this year!


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July 3rd

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July 10th

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July 31st

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July 31st

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July 31st

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-Sean, kingdombookblog

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June 2018 Releases

Hey guys, here are my most anticipated June book releases, with their current release dates! Enjoy;)


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June 12th

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June 19th

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-Sean, kingdombookblog

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The Vine Book Tag

Hey guys! I guess I’m feeling the tag spirit, because I am here with another one for you. This tag was just recently created a few days ago by emmmabooks on Youtube, and I thought I would do it as well because I LOVE Vine and I love books of course. These questions are bookish related prompts that correlate with iconic vines. Let’s get started.


1. “I Want To Be Famous”: A book that is underrated but deserves more hype.

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This is a YA thriller that NEEDS more attention because of its suspense and addictiveness. This is TV-show ready as well.


2. “Hzzuhk”: A book with a plot twist caught you off guard.

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No spoilers…but the major twist in this book was nearly impossible to call.


3. “I Didn’t Get No Sleep ‘Cause of Y’all”: A book you lost sleep over.

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This book was just so much fun and addicting that I kept flipping the pages without second thought about time.


4. “So No Head?”: A book that makes you PISSED OFF.

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Just not a fan of the story and will forever have problems with the ending, and I know I’m not alone on this one.


5. “Can I Get A Waffle?”: A sequel/spin off that you are begging your favorite author for.

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I want another sequel, or even a spin-off on another character like Seanie, so bad its ridiculous. After the release of Stand-off, Andrew Smith said that another sequel and middle grade spin-off were on their way but it seems like there has been no news on it.


6. “Wow”: A book you were unimpressed by.

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Overall, was kind of bored, uninterested, and confused throughout this entire novel. Classics just usually aren’t my thing, what can I say…


7. “What The Fuck Is Up Kyle”: A character you want to fight.

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I HATE Bryce Walker. Now, a lot of my hate stems from his character in the TV adaptation, but it is undeniable he is a sick person in the novel as well.


8. “HoOAOAOOAOAH”: A new release you are knocking on your local bookstore’s door for.

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This year I read and LOVED my first books of Becky and Adam’s (two in Becky’s case), so naturally I’m excited for this collaboration. I hope to read more of both author’s solo works as well, but this seems like it is going to be a new favorite book for me and probably a whole lot of other people too.


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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The Voice Book Tag (ORIGINAL)

Hey guys, since I love the NBC show The Voice and I love to read-duh-I thought I would create a tag blending the two of them. I had a great time coming up with the questions for this tag, and I would love for any of you to try the tag out!! Let’s get going!


Blind Auditions-Name a book that sounded excellent as soon as you read the synopsis…and did not disappoint.

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This book had a very intriguing and hooking summary, and the book itself was even more suspenseful and interesting than I’d even thought.


Battles-Name one of your favorite character rivalries.

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Need I say more??


The Steal-Name a character that you did not want to say goodbye to once the book or series had ended.

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Cassie was such a fascinating character to read from, and after four intense and equally amazing novels I was so upset to have to say goodbye to her.


Knockouts-Name a sequel that knocked all of its previous books out of the park.

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I was really enjoying the series up until this point, but this book really was the game changer that pushed this series over the edge for me. I thought the already high stakes elevated in this one and I just loved it so much.


Adam Levine-Adam has been on the show all of its fourteen seasons. Name a main character in a series with a lot of books that you never got sick of. 

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Percy Jackson is in countless of novels, spin-offs, etc. and I’ve loved his character in every installment.


Blake Shelton-Blake is the show’s favorite and most successful coach, with the most wins under his belt. Name a hyped up character that you can’t help but to love as well.

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Simon was such a popular character, and his popularity exploded leading up to and during the release of the Love, Simon movie. I could not help to hop aboard the bandwagon due to Simon’s unique, sarcastic, and quirky charm. He is definitely a favorite character of mine that took me by surprise.


Christina Aguilera-Christina was the first female coach to win a season of the Voice. Name a female character who defied odds.

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Shalia defied all gender norms of her fantasy world by making power moves as an up-and-coming queen. Due to this, she defied all odds that her world’s gender rules had set for her.


Kelly Clarkson-Kelly is the newest coach and she has been very popular among fans and contestants. Name a new release that took you by surprise.

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Of course, this is not a new release anymore. However, I read this book within the first three days it came out, knowing there was some buzz surrounding it. However, its popularity exploded and I was all on board in love with the story as well. I definitely did not expect to enjoy it so much.


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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This is Our Story Review (Mini)

Mini Non-Spoiler Review


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Title: This is Our Story

Author: Ashley Elston

Genre(s): Young adult, mystery, contemporary, thriller

Average Goodreads rating: 4.1/5


My rating: 5/5

Do I recommend? YES, a must read.

Main Characters: Kate, Shep, Logan, John Michael, Henry, Reagan, Mr. Stone, Grant

Synopsis: A girl tries to solve the case of a boy who was killed while out hunting with his four closest friends.

My Goodreads review: 

“This was sooo good and hopefully it got me out of my long-lasting reading slump. I was hooked literally from the start and I just could not put it down—great suspense and a wonderfully executed mystery were the greatest aspects of this book. Definitely recommend more people to read this because you won’t regret it.


Characters: 9/10

-liked Kate a lot—very likable and relatable

-the dynamics explored between the River Point boys were really prevalent and interesting parts of the story


Writing: 9/10

-perfect amount of dialogue and description

-nothing crazy special about the style


Pace: 9.5/10

-while slower-paced, was never bored

-constant twists and turns kept story moving even when the pace was slow


Entertainment: 10/10

-pure entertainment–reads like a TV show

-highly addictive–time flies while reading it

Average: 9.375/10


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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Both This is Our Story and Riverdale have this same corrupt small-town vibe, with a focus on the relationships between high schoolers. Obviously, both follow mysteries, and while Riverdale is much more dramatic and corny, This is Our Story is just as engaging and addicting.


Grade: 94%


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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