The Dark Prophecy Review (Mini)

Mini Non-Spoiler Review

Title: The Dark Prophecy

Author: Rick Riordan

Genre(s): Middle grade, fantasy, mythology

Average Goodreads rating: 4.28/5

My rating: 5/5

Do I recommend? Of course

Main Characters: Apollo, Meg, Leo, Calypso, Jamie, Josephine, Emmie, Thalia, Commodus, Lityerses

Short Synopsis: A continuation of the events in The Hidden Oracle.

My Goodreads review: 

“Wow based on the fact that heading into this my expectations were low and the beginning was really rough for me to get into, I am stunned at how much I ended up enjoying this. Really grew to love Apollo, and Leo even became a favorite of mine too. Can’t wait for the next book because there are definitely going to be some returning faces that I can’t wait for!!!

Characters: 9/10

-loved Apollo and Leo

-enjoyed seeing some old characters return

Writing: 9/10

-witty and sarcastic as always

-laughed out loud for ten straight minutes when I read the bottom of page 301

Pace: 8.5/10

-sometimes slowed down

-very fast towards the end

Entertainment: 8.5/10

-slow beginning

-incredible second half

Average: 8.75/10


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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Thanksgiving Book Tag!!

Hey everyone! So, it is almost Thanksgiving, so I thought I would do this book tag! I hope you all enjoy this;)

I saw the tag on Giovanna’s blog and I tag Eve and Melissa. Enjoy;)

1. Bread: What book is purely fluff, and has no real plot line?

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2. Turkey: What book made you want to fall asleep?

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3. Gravy: What book makes the whole series worth reading?

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4. Stuffing: What book is stuffed full of action scenes?

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5. Mashed Potatoes: What book looked good, and then wasn’t?

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6. Cranberries: What book has the sweetest romance?

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7. Corn: What’s the corniest book you’ve ever read?

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8. Green beans: What book is too long and needs to be shortened?

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9. Pumpkin/ Sweet Potato Pie: What book did you read to get out of a reading slump?

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-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Cover Releases #24

Hey everyone!We got some really incredible cover reveals these past few days, so I decided to quickly put together another cover releases post for you all! As per usual, I will be putting asterisks next to my favorite covers on the list….;)





















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-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Shatter Me Review (Brief) // Late

Hey everyone. I decided to go through my old posts and publish any that I’d forgot to, and among them was a rough version of my thoughts on Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. So here is a cleaner post of my thoughts;) Enjoy!

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I definitely really enjoyed this book. There were some boring parts that contributed to it receiving less than five stars, but it certainly got me pumped for the next book in the series. Overall, I felt a little disappointed with it as well because of all the positive reviews its received over the past few years.

-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Burning My Favorite Books?! // Burn, Rewrite, Reread Tag #2

Hey everyone! I decided to make a second part for one of my favorite tags. In this tag, I placed names of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE BOOKS into a jar and selected three of them at a time at random. Then, I had to decide which of the three I would reread, which I would rewrite, and which I would burn (obviously theoretically). This is going to be difficult because I’ve never done the tag with only books I loved, so I hope you enjoy my pain! Just to clarify, I have given each of these books at least a 4.5/5 star rating, so I obviously do not want to burn any of them.

I tag:

not so modern girl

1.) crown of midnight-REREAD

scorch trials-REWRITE


2.) an ember in the ashes-REREAD

the here and now-BURN

the inventor’s secret-REWRITE

3.) battle of the labyrinth-BURN

the jewel-REREAD

the midnight star-REWRITE

4.) wonder-REREAD

the young world-REWRITE

dawn without darkness-BURN

5.) ruined-REREAD

the finisher-REWRITE


6.) we were liars-REWRITE

this is where it ends-REREAD

ruin and rising-BURN

7.) fangirl-REWRITE

chamber of secrets-REREAD

one of us is lying-BURN

8.) cinder-REWRITE

catching fire-REREAD

dead to you-BURN

9.) bad blood-REREAD



10.) everything, everything-REREAD


the 100-REWRITE

-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Cover Releases #22

here are some newly released covers. this list is a really good one, so hope you enjoy. as usual, my favorite covers will have astericks next to them;)








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Court of Shadows



The Collide

The Lies They Tell**********

9 Days & 9 Nights

Onyx & Ivory**********

-Sean, kingdombookblog

Top 10 Most Underhyped Books

Hey everyone! A few weeks ago, I shared the most overhyped books I’ve read, so today I’m going to share the most underrated books I’ve read. These are in no particular order, so anyways let’s get started!

1.) winger by andrew smith


2.) unwind by neal shusterman


3.) no safety in number by dayna lorentz


4.) a list of cages by robin roe


5.) the finisher by david baldacci


6.) the inventor’s secret by andrea cremer


7.) ruined by amy tintera


8.) the young world by chris weitz


9.) the naturals by jennifer lynn barnes


10.) the fires of calderon by lindsay cummings


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Day 21 Review (Mini)

Mini Non-Spoiler Review


Title: Day 21

Author: Kass Morgan

Genre(s): Young adult, science fiction, dystopian

Average Goodreads rating: 3.75/5

My rating: 4.75/5 (rounded up to a 5/5 on Goodreads)

Do I recommend? Go read. Just do it.

Main Characters: Clarke, Wells, Bellamy, Glass, Luke, Sasha, Octavia, Graham, Camille, Kendall

Short Synopsis: A continuation of the events in the 100.

My Goodreads review: 

“Sooo many thoughts on this book. I definitely enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed the first one, and I think I attached myself to the characters way more in this one than in the first one. However, my main issue was that I’d been watching the TV show while reading this so every time I read the book my mind kept drifting to the similar, yet entirely different, stuff that was happening in the show. Regardless, I really am beginning to love this series and can’t wait to read the next book!!!

Characters: 9/10

-all narrators grew on me, especially Clarke

-watching the TV show definitely helped me connect more

Writing: 8/10

-same as in first book


Pace: 8.5/10

-felt a little slower

-lots of build up and not much reward

Entertainment: 8.5/10

-wasn’t as engaging as first book

-mind kept wandering to the TV show

Average: 8.5/10


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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: 91%

-Sean, kingdombookblog

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End of the Year Book Tag // 2017

So, since the end of 2017 is already in sight (YIKES), I thought I would answer some tag questions regarding the end of the year. Hope you all enjoy!

I tag:





Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

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Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?

I don’t have any autumnal books lined up as of now, but that could always change at some point;)

Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?

33978711All of my most anticipated books have already come out, but I am definitely interested in possibly reading this one.

What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

2800612024957629These are the books currently at the top of my TBR.

Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year?

11431896I really doubt that any of my planned reads could overtake The Traitor of Belltroll as my favorite of the year, but if I had to choose one that is most likely to do it, I would place my money on this one.

Have you already started making reading plans for 2018?

Yes, I’ve already set my reading goals, which include the number of books I’d like to read and a checklist of books I want to get to in 2018. Here is a preview at a couple of books on the checklist:

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The rest of these details will be in posts published around the New Year;)

-Sean, kingdombookblog

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