Books That I’ve Heard Nothing Bad About

Hey guys. Today, I thought I would share with you books that I’ve literally heard nothing about. These aren’t just books that I’ve heard mostly good things about; these are ones that I literally can’t remember ever hearing a negative thing about. Let’s start!

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The inflow of positive reviews that this book received immediately after its release was incredible. People praise John Green’s incredible representation of mental illness, a compliment very few authors receive from the harsh YA critic world. And I’ve actually read this one, and completely understand the positivity.

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To be fair, this hasn’t even been released yet, but the early reviewers are adoring it. The acclaim for this story is overwhelming, even months before its release. Plus, it is becoming a movie, a rare occurrence for a YA fantasy novel, so it must be remarkable.

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I literally can’t even think of a single aspect of this book worth critiquing, so it makes sense that I’ve heard nothing negative about it. The words “cute” and “adorable” are basically the only two words in the vocabulary of readers after they’ve read this one;)

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I mean come on; has there ever been such hype for a YA fantasy book maybe ever? People live for this duology, and I haven’t heard a single bad thing about this one. However, I have heard that its sequel is a bit slow from a few people, but nothing specific to this first installment.

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I would probably be pissed off if I heard anything negative about this one, and while there aren’t many critiques out there, I’ve been avoiding them for that reason. I really don’t understand why anyone would have reason to bash this book anyways, so it is fitting that I haven’t heard bad things about it.


This fantasy novel came out of nowhere to hit the NYT bestselling list, and it seems that readers are very satisfied with their purchases. I’ve heard especially great things about the characters, and while this hasn’t been out for more than a week or so, it seems like praise is the only thing coming Sara Holland’s way.

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Due to the release of this book’s sequel, the hype for this series has been overwhelming. And the praise for this book has been even more overwhelming. The Goodreads ratings for this book are astronomically high, and readers are devouring and loving this unique world.

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This one has been around for years, and I’m rather shocked at how well received this has been. I haven’t read this one yet, but for a book to be this reputable, you would think that after all these years, I would’ve heard some critiques on it. But no–audiences love this.

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Adam Silvera’s works as a whole have been massive hits, and this one seems to be the best received yet. I’ve heard this is a perfect balance of light-hearted fluff and emotional impact and can’t think of anyone who hasn’t enjoyed it so far.


This series has maintained a decent amount of hype over the course of the past three-four years, and lots of people have claimed it to be a hidden gem. The world, characters, and pacing are elements that I can think of that people have loved about this story, and once again there have been no critiques leveled against this book that I can think of.

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This is one of a select few YA historical fiction novels that has had success. People definitely had amazing things to say about this one pretty much right after its release, and it has continually been talked about in a positive light.

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This was a book many people expected not to like, but it has been cited as crack for book lovers;) People have praised the mystery and the solution, and I’ve heard nothing other than that it is addicting and worthwhile.

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Similar to Simon, people just seem to adore this one due to its “cuteness.” Basically, this book was one of the biggest success stories in YA literature this year, and the reviews are entirely favorable as far as I know.

Disclaimer: Obviously, there are definitely negative reviews out there for ALL of these books. However, I haven’t seen them and while I don’t go out of my way to go find them, I can pretty much guarantee these are all very well received works.

-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Books I Know I’ll Love

Hey guys, I saw Theo do this post a while ago and decided I want to join in on it. Here are some books I just need to pick up already because I know I’ll love them. Let’s start;)


This is a book that just seems perfect to me. I love a good competition, or in this case, a war for the crown. After reading and loving the Wings of Fire series which has a similar premise of three princesses vying for one crown, I just know I’ll love this.


Transgender main character. Game of assassins. Sign me up. Need I say more?


After loving Simon, I know I should love this one. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about it and have heard the overweight, pansexual, and other representation is done impeccably. This should be a new favorite when I read it.


With all the hype, and virtually all positive reviews, surrounding this book I need to read it. I love a rich fantasy, and am expecting nothing less from this. I will be picking this up soon and hopefully loving it.


This book sounds profound to me. I can’t remember reading a book solely focused on rape culture, and I’m hoping this book will open me up to that subject matter. This just sounds like the type of dark contemporary that I tend to fall in love with.


This fantasy book had its time a few years ago, but I have all three books in the trilogy and still haven’t read it. The synopsis for this one sounds INCREDIBLE, so I know I’ll love it and just need to pick it up.

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This is a book I saw Theo include, and I have it on my shelves as well and know I’ll love it. Even though I typically don’t go for historical fiction, I read the first few pages and was hooked immediately.


Even though I’ve heard this series is tropey, it sounds fabulous to me. I’ve heard fairly positive things about it, and I’m hoping this is a political, action-packed read, which I know I’ll thoroughly enjoy.

-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Friday 56 #10

Hey everyone, today I have another weekly meme post for you all. Enjoy;)

I first saw it here:

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.

“I open the door to Jonah’s car and peek in. The cold air closes in on me. His transceiver;s missing. The wiring around the base station is cut. My heart slams into my throat.”

-Page 56 of This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

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-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Down the TBR Hole #1

Hey guys, today I will be joining in on another weekly meme. Hope you enjoy…

This meme was created by Lia @lostinastory and the rules are as follows…

  • Go to your Goodreads “to-read” shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first three or five or ten — or even more, if you’re feeling adventurous — books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off last.
  • Read the synopses of the books.
  • Decide whether you should keep it on the shelf or not.

I have an extensive to-be-read shelf on Goodreads (3936 books to be exact!!!) so these posts should be helpful in narrowing that massive number down. I will be removing books for two reasons-

1.) I don’t see myself reading them

2.) I already own them

Let’s get started!

Book # 1: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch


This is a series that has consistently maintained lots of hype, and has generally positive reviews. I am very interested in a fantasy series with a landscape based on the four seasons, so this sounds right up my alley. Plus, it is supposed to be action-packed, which is my favorite quality in a fantasy story.


Book # 2: The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury


This book has mixed reviews, but the premise sounds intriguing and I could totally see myself heading into the bookstore and somehow coming out with my own copy of this.


Book # 3: Defiance by C.J. Redwine


When I first saw this book on the list, I thought it might be one that I would get ride of. However, after reading the synopsis, I don’t see how I could remove this. Even though it is an old release and I might not get to it soon, I definitely want to have it in my shelf for future reference.


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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My Name in TBR Books Tag

hey guys. here’s another tag i participated in. basically, i had to match the letters that spell out my name with books on my to-be-read list. hope you enjoy;)

i tag all of YOU!!

Shattered by Mari Mancusi


Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone


As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti

As You Wish

Nyxia by Scott Reintgen


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Predicting Ratings for my TBR Books

So, here is another post I’ve seen floating around the blogs and booktube recently. Basically, I will be choosing some books I own and will be predicting my rating of them once I read them. Now, I wanted to point out that I bought these books with the hope that they could be 5-star books, and every book I own has that potential. However, this is going to be my realistic rating. Let’s start.

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Predicted rating: 4.5

This book is supposed to be both light and emotional, so sounds right up my alley. However, it is very long so it might have some slow parts which could result in a lower rating.

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Predicted rating: 4.75

I’ve given both of the previous books in this series a 4.75, and think that this one will probably be around the same level.

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Predicted rating: 4.5

I am so hooked based on the synopsis for this book, but I’ve heard there are slow parts that could hold it back from achieving a full 5 stars.

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Predicted rating: 5

This is supposed to be adorable and heart-wrenching, and I’m betting that the humor and writing that Adam Silvera is reputable for will push this over the edge for me.

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Predicted rating: 4

I loved the first book in this series, but the second one fell flat for me so I am not sure what to expect from this. It really could be a 5 stars, and it could also be a 3 stars, so I went for the median on this one.

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Predicted rating: 5

This sounds so moving and gripping, and I am so eager to read it that I feel like it might be an impulse 5 stars.

-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Books I’ll Probably Never Read Tag

Hey guys, I thought I’d come back at you with another tag. Today’s tag is about the books I don’t plan on reading. I’m unaware of the creator, but of course credit goes to him or her.

I tag:

Let’s begin.

1) A really hyped book you’re not interested in reading?

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Even though I love fantasy books, this one just seems too dense and historical for my liking. I wouldn’t completely rule it out, but as of right now I have no plans on reading it.

2) A series you won’t start/won’t be finishing?

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I was a little underwhelmed by the Giver, but still enjoyed it. However, Gathering Blue was tough to get into so I don’t see myself completing the quartet

3) A classic that you’re just not interested in?

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Unfortunately, I know that this is going to be required reading for me eventually. However, otherwise I would NEVER see myself picking this one up in my spare time.

4) Any genres you never read?

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Actually, I wouldn’t say there are no horror books I’d never read, but I also will probably never pick any legit horror novels up except maybe It by Stephen King.

5) A book on your shelves you’ll probably never actually read?

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Any book I purchase or receive is a book I’m genuinely interested in reading. However, my dad handed me down copies of A Wrinkle in Time and A Wind in the Door, and while I enjoyed AWIT, I don’t really want to read the sequel. He handed these copies down to me anyways, so I don’t feel terrible not reading it.

-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Friday 56 #9

Hey guys, today I will be sharing with you all another weekly meme. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but let’s get started.

I first saw it here:

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.

“Get down with somebody or get beat down by somebody”-Page 56 of Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

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-Sean, kingdombookblog

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