September 2017 TBR

Hey guys! Today I will be sharing with you all my plans for reading in September. I had one of my best reading months (if not the best) in August, and while I wish I could do just as well in September, I know that school and other commitments will start to take away my precious reading time. Honestly, I will be extremely pleased if I read all the books I have planned for this month. Here are the books:


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The Peculiar Book Tag

Hey everyone! Today I will be answering some questions relating to the Miss Peregrine’s series by Ransom Riggs.


1. Abandoned house- A book that you once abandoned but then gave another chance and ended up enjoying.

2. Vintage photographs- A book you would have loved to see illustrations in.

3. Loop- A series that you wouldn’t mind reading on loop.

4. Peculiar Children- A characters ability that you desire to have for yourself.

Percy Jackson’s powers

5. Miss Peregrine- Your favorite character that is a leader.

Both Chaol and Dorian 

6. Jacob- Your favorite story where a regular kid discovers an extraordinary world.

7. Emma- A fierce and fiery character.

Elisa

8. Millard- A book that seems to be invisible but needs to be read by more people.

9. Olive- A book you bought that floated to the top of your TBR.

10. Hugh- A book that stung and caused a lot of feelings.

11. Enoch- Without spoiling, a book character that you would bring back to life.

12. Bronwyn- A physically strong character.

Peeta

13. Hollowgasts- A book you read that felt like an experiment gone wrong.

14. Whites- A book that felt like it consumed tropes that you’ve seen done in other books.


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Currently Reading-8/29/17

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I shared with you guys a currently reading update, so I thought I’d share it with you now! I am currently reading two books, so let’s get started:)


10816908I am currently about 50ish pages into this book. It is the sequel to The Girl of Fire and Thorns, which I read and loved last week. So far, I am just really eager to continue reading the book!

Length: 410 pages

Genre: Fantasy

 


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This is my summer reading assignment, so it is taking me more time to get through because I am taking detailed notes. I’m actually enjoying this one WAY more than I expected. I mean, I’m certainly not loving it, but I definitely don’t hate it either;)

Length: 188 pages

Genre: Memoir


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Top 10 Most Overhyped Books

Hey everyone. Today, I will be sharing with you some books that I thought were overhyped. The majority of these books are actually books I mostly enjoyed but just didn’t live up to the hype. In addition, the overhyped factor only applies to the book I mention, not the entire series. These are in no particular order. Also, tomorrow I will be publishing a post about underhyped books as well. Let’s begin!


1.) the star-touched queen by roshani chokshi

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goodreads rating: 3.57

my rating: 3


2.) the darkest minds by alexandra bracken

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goodreads rating: 4.26

my rating: 3.75


3.) the hammer of thor by rick riordan

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goodreads rating: 4.37

my rating: 3.5


4.) shatter me by tahereh mafi

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goodreads rating: 4.01

my rating: 4


5.) shadow and bone by leigh bardugo

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goodreads rating: 4.05

my rating: 2.5


6.) the giver by lois lowry

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goodreads rating: 4.12

my rating: 3.5


7.) romeo and juliet by william shakespeare

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goodreads rating: 3.73

my rating: 1


8.) the hidden oracle by rick riordan

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goodreads rating: 4.33

my rating: 4


9.) throne of glass by sarah j. maas

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goodreads rating: 4.24

my rating: 4


10.) library of souls by ransom riggs

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goodreads rating: 4.15

my rating: 3.75


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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The Girl of Fire and Thorns Review (Mini)

Mini Non-Spoiler Review


Title: The Girl of Fire and Thorns

Author: Rae Carson

Genre(s): Young adult, fantasy

Average rating on Goodreads: 3.81/5


My rating: 5/5

Do I recommend? Totally

Main Characters: Elisa, Humberto, Lord Hector, Alejandro, Rosario, Cosmé, Ximena, Condesa Ariña

Short Synopsis: Every century a stone is placed in the navel of a person (selected by God) on their naming day. The main character, Elisa, is God’s chosen host of the Godstone of her century.

My Goodreads review: 

“WOWWWWWWW. Back to back five star reads?! Oh yea!!!! I freaking loved this book so much. My copy of the book is filled with sticky notes because of all the amazing, intense scenes in the story. The characters were excellent, and the development that the main character went through in just this first installment was incredible. In addition, I loved the political intrigue and battle strategy aspect of the book, and those types of moments were some my favorites. Even though it took some time to get into and there were some slow parts sprinkled throughout, I overall just absolutely fell in love with this book. GO READ IT NOWWW.


Characters: 9/10

-didn’t like Elisa at first but loved her by the end because of her immense character developement

-some of the background characters like the Condesa and Jacián caught my attention but could’ve been fleshed out more

Writing: 9/10

-really poetic

-pretty descriptive

Pace: 8.5/10

-most of the book was slower paced

-some scenes were page-turners at their finest

Entertainment: 9/10

-once I got into it, I couldn’t put it down

-fast read for the most part

Average: 8.875/10


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


Grade: 94%


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Barnes and Noble Extravaganza + Mini Haul

Hey everyone! Last week I took a much needed trip to the lovely Barnes and Noble with my mother and sister! Of course, we each came home with some new books so I thought I would share those with you. Also, we watched the eclipse from one of the skylights in the store and it was incredible! Did you guys get to see it as well?!

Anyways, let’s get on with the haul!


My purchase:

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Initially, I told myself I wasn’t going to spend money on any books especially since my TBR was already in the 70s (yikes), but I couldn’t resist when I found a beautiful hardcover copy of A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir. I read and loved An Ember in the Ashes over two years ago when it first came out, and for some reason never picked up its sequel. So, of course I had to get it!!!


My sister’s purchase:

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My sister was feeling like getting a sad contemporary or mystery/thriller type book and after much debate between purchasing books by Kara Thomas or Jennifer Niven, she ended up buying the paperback edition of All the Bright Places.


My mom’s purchase:

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Lastly, my mom didn’t have plans on buying anything either but then she stumbled upon the Liane Moriarty stand that was front and center in the store. She realized there were two that she hadn’t read yet, and ended up getting Truly Madly Guilty in paperback.


It’s been a few days and none of us have even started our books yet, but we are all looking forward to them. Thank you for looking through my haul and hope you all enjoyed it;) See you next time!!


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Top 5 Wednesday // Books I Read Before Introduced the Online Book Community

Hi everyone! First of all, sorry this is a day late, but there are so many amazing bookish memes on Wednesday that I had to wait to do this one. Anyways, today I am changing up the Top 5 Wednesday topic of the week a little bit. The idea for this one is to pick your favorite books before you created your blog or YouTube channel, but I wanted to share my favorite books before I was introduced to the whole book community in spring of 2014. So, let’s begin!


5.) The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

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4.) Divergent by Veronica Roth

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3.) Legend by Marie Lu

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2.) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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1.) The Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

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-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Worth it Wednesday #6

Hey everyone! If you do not know, on Wednesday’s 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! Feel free to join in and leave your link in the comments;)

Anyways, let us get started!


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This surpassed all expectations and was absolutely amazing. Great romance, suspense, action, angst, tension, political intrigue, and plenty more. Highly recommend this book and the series as a whole.


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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WWW Wednesday #1 // 9-23-17

Hey everyone! This is the first in a series of posts I will be participating in periodically. The idea of this weekly meme is to share the books we are currently reading, the books you recently finished reading, and the books that you plan to read next. As always, credit is due where credit is due, so the creator of this tag is linked directly below:

The creator

Let’s begin!


What book(s) are you currently read?

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I’m about 100 pages into the book and having a hard time feeling motivated to continue reading it, but still mostly enjoying the story


What book have you just completed?

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I read and ADORED this one. It is a great tale of friendship that I need everyone to read.


What book do you plan on reading next?

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I have to read this for a course I’m taking, and unfortunately I am not feeling very excited for it at all;(


-Sean, kingdombookblog

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Cover Releases #19

Hey everyone;) Here is another recently released covers post and as usual I will put astericks next to my favorite covers. Let’s start!


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Cover Reveal: Busted by Gina Ciocca - On sale January 2018! #CoverReveal

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"i stop somewhere" cover, with "i stop somewhere" in bold white text overlaid on a field of frosted vines and spotted with red flowers

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NEIGHBORHOOD GIRLS by Jessie Ann Foley

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"My heart has joined the thousand, for today my friend stopped running." I'm willing to give anyone who would quote this a chance.....   Peruse at your pleasure. Have fun and click away. If you add all these to your Goodreads shelf it's okay! Here are the Winter 2018 YA Cover Reveals!

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Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking • January 2nd, 2018 • Click on Image for Summary!

A Tale of the Last Knight of the Round Table Seven years after the death of Arthur Pendragon, Sir Percival, the last surviving knight of the Round Table, returns to Albion after a long and futile quest for the Holy Grail. The peaceful and prosperous home that he left a decade earlier is no more. Camelot has fallen, and much of the Pendragon’s kingdom has been subjugated by ...**********


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