WHAT LIGHT REVIEW (BRIEF NON-SPOILER)

Brief Non-Spoiler Review 


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Title: What Light

Author: Jay Asher

Genre(s): Realistic fiction, contemporary, romance

Main Characters: Sierra, Caleb, Heather, Abby, Devon, Jeremiah


Rating: 3.25/5

Do I recommend? To some


Thoughts: This book definitely didn’t live up to Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why, however I still enjoyed it. The writing lacked in effectiveness in the story and the characters were underdeveloped, but I still had a good time reading it as a whole.


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Cover Releases #10

This the tenth in a series of posts in which I will show you some newly (or somewhat newly) released covers.

I WILL BE PUTTING ASTERISKS NEXT TO MY FAVORITES IN THIS LIST!


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-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Worth it Wednesday #5

Hey everyone! If you do not know, each Wednesday I will be showing books that were worth their hype. I created this because I feel like a lot of popular books are looked down upon if they do not live up to the expectations, and I thought that the hyped-up books that were indeed enjoyable deserved some recognition!

Anyways, let us get started!


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Goodreads blurb: Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Friday 56 #8

I will be participating in this fun post thing on Friday’s every now and then.

I first saw it here: https://insidemyminds.com/2016/06/03/friday-56-3-2/

It was created by Freda at Freda’s Voice.

Here are the rules:

-Grab a book, any book.
-Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
-Find any sentence(you can choose a few but don’t spoil anything in the book though)
-Post it.
-Add your (url) post in the original post’s Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.


“At least I’m not the only one who’s nervous”-Page 56 of What Light by Jay Asher

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-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Worth it Wednesday #4

Hey everyone! . If you do not know, each Wednesday I will be showing books that were worth their hype. I created this because I feel like a lot of popular books are looked down upon if they do not live up to the expectations, and I thought that the hyped-up books that were indeed enjoyable deserved some recognition!

Anyways, let us get started!


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Goodreads blurb: 10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity High School finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

10:02 a.m. The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.

10:03 a.m. The auditorium doors won’t open.

10:05 a.m. Someone starts shooting.

Told from four different perspectives over the span of fifty-four harrowing minutes, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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RIP IT OR SHIP IT TAG (2.0)

The rules:

1.) Write down the names of characters from different books on pieces of paper. You can do as many as you want but I chose to do 7 boys and 7 girls.  Feel free to do the tag and tag me in it, because I would love to do this multiple times!

2.) Put them in a container of your choosing. I used a hat.

3.) Pull out two names at a time and show them to your audience in whatever way you like.

4.) Decision time. Do you ship them or do you want their relationship to die a peaceful/painful death?

Let’s begin!


ROUND 1

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RYAN DEAN                                             NEWT

 

SHIP


ROUND 2

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AUTUMN                                                  TRIS

 

 

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ROUND 3

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CLAY                                                  PERCY

 

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ROUND 4

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GALE                                                   AEDION

 

SHIP


ROUND 5

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CADENCE                                          SLOANE

 

SHIP


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!

I have decided to create another blog! This will continue to be my book blog, and I will update it just as much as I have been, but this new blog will focus on something completely different! Check it out below and PLEASE FOLLOW ME!

NEW BLOG!!!!!!!!


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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The Voice Semi-Finals Season 12 Predictions

Here are my predictions for the semi-finals on the Voice Season 12, which air next week! As of now, there are eight singers left and four will advance. Here are my predictions for the coming week!

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How the voting works this week is the three singers with the most amount of votes are automatically placed in the finale, the two with the least amount of votes will be eliminated immediately, and the middle three voted contestants will get a chance to sing and then one of the three will advance to the final as well.

Here are my predictions:

Top 3: 

-Hunter Plake

-Lauren Duski

-Brennley Brown

Middle 3:

-Aliyah Moulden

-Chris Blue

-Jesse Larson

Bottom 2:

-TSoul

-Vanessa Ferguson


Additional comments: I feel that Hunter and Lauren are locks for the top 3. Brennley and Chris will fight for that last spot, and I think Brennley will prevail but Chris will get saved in the Middle Three. Jesse is a lock for the middle three in my opinion and Vanessa Ferguson is a lock for the bottom based off last week’s vote. Aliyah and TSoul will also be fighting for a spot. If Aliyah takes an emotional route she will most likely beat the latter out, but if she doesn’t she may be knocked out.


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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A Raisin in the Sun Review (Brief Non-Spoiler)

Brief Non-Spoiler Review 


Title: A Raisin in the Sun

Author: Lorraine Hansberry

Genre(s): Realistic fiction, drama, play


Rating: 1/5

Do I recommend? Not really


Thoughts: Had to read this one for school and definitely not my favorite. Very boring for me and definitely will not think much of this book in the future.


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Something I NEED to Share…

Last night, while watching the Top 10 Live Show on the Voice Season 12, I was especially moved by one singer’s performance, and had to share with you all. Aliyah Moulden, age 15, has been a fan-favorite on the current season of the Voice, having never been at risk of elimination thus far. Her performance last night was dedicated to her father who passed away from lung cancer when Aliyah was a baby. She sang “Jealous” by Labrinth, a very mature song, and absolutely left me in tears. Please watch this moving performance, and it would mean the world if you vote for this young talent online.

Here is the performance:

Aliyah Moulden: Jealous by Labrinth

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I know this is an unusual post for me, but I had to share this performance with everyone. If you are interested in routine posts from me surrounding the Voice, let me know in the comments because I would be ecstatic if you are:)

Thanks,

Sean

-Sean, kingdombookblog

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