Throwback Thursday 6/30/16
So I realize that this is a day late but I forgot to post it yesterday, oops:)
I recently reread the Selection Trilogy by Kiera Cass, or I guess what used to be a trilogy, so that I would remember them for when I read books 4 and 5 because I recently saw them on Goodreads.
Warning: this series is highly addictive. I finished all three books in two days. That can either indicate that I have nothing better to do, or that the series was so amazing I just had to find out what happens, even though I have already read them…
First off, I am so in love with the covers of these books and they have to be my favorite covers of any series. About the book now…The characters in this book were amazing. I love the main character, she has so much life and I loved being in her mind. I also loved Prince Maxon and even the rest of the selected and elite. It’s crazy how in love I can be with a fictional character and I love it!! Even though there wasn’t any magic and the plot was fairly basic, it expanded as the series went on and this series is one of my all time favorites.
I want everybody to read this series!!! Well, it may not be much for boys, but girls will love it!!! You can buy the first three on kindle here! I will be reading book 4 in the next few days (unless I am up all night tonight reading it) and as soon as book 5 comes into the library I will be reading that as well! Happy reading!
Throwback Thursday 2/25/16
Hey everyone, I know it has been forever since I posted and I am sorry about that! I miss blogging so much, I just have no time to read anymore! But no, this is not a throwback to when I used to blog! It’s an actual blog post!!
So while I am at work, I spend my time listening to audiobooks because I don’t have time to read and it keeps me entertained so it’s a win win. Recently, as I have had the Harry Potter audiobooks on hold for what feels like years, I have listened to the unfortunate events series! I’m sure a lot of us read those as kids, I know I did!
The books are so depressing but still somehow addicting! It’s crazy how kids read about so many people dying, it’s terrible but in such an amusing way. I love lemony snicket and I still have not read someone who writes quite like him, defining words in the middle of a sentence, constantly telling people to go read about something else and then trying to scare or bore us out of his book. It’s a really great style of writing that I missed seeing!
I also love how his story line starts out so basic and kind of slow in the first few books but then it picks up so fast and there are so many aspects of a plot and so many plot twists I can’t even keep count. There are also a ton of characters that show up throughout the books that then come up again later. It’s so in depth that if you read books 1-7 and then came back and read 8-13 a year later, you probably wouldn’t remember enough to follow the small details that make the stories so great.
The ending was a little depressing but hey, they aren’t supposed to be fortunate.
If you have some extra time or want to do something while you are working, go to your digital library or Amazon and I encourage you to revisit these books. It’s been a fun experience! This is definitely one of my favourite series for children! You can buy book one on amazon here.
Throwback Thursday 9/25/14
Beautiful Creatures Series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
So over summer I was in a lull (I have no idea how, given how large my TBR list is at the moment) and I decided to reread the beautiful creatures series because it had been so long since I had read them and I really loved them! Sadly, they were not as good the second time through. I always enjoy the first one because I love the whole being able to mind-speak, it’s kelting if I remember correctly in these books, anyways it’s really entertaining and it’s my favorite part of the books! As I reread them though, the first book was slower than I remembered and the second and third were even slower and I couldn’t push myself through the last! I feel like it had something to do with the fact that I remembered everything that happened so the buildup was boring, I don’t know but I wish I hadn’t reread them! It’s still a good series and I recommend it to people who like paranormal romance but I do not advise a reread! You can buy beautiful creatures (the first in the series) here.
Throwback Thursday 8/14/2014
Goodreads Summary: Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations, her ancestors have quarried stone and lived a simple life. Then word comes that the king’s priests have divined her small village the home of the future princess. In a year’s time, the prince himself will come and choose his bride from among the girls of the village. The king’s ministers set up an academy on the mountain, and every teenage girl must attend and learn how to become a princess.
Miri soon finds herself confronted with a harsh academy mistress, bitter competition among the girls, and her own conflicting desires to be chosen and win the heart of her childhood best friend. But when bandits seek out the academy to kidnap the future princess, Miri must rally the girls together and use a power unique to the mountain dwellers to save herself and her classmates.
Throwback Thursday is a new thing I am going to be starting out where I basically pick a book that I read before I joined the blogging world and rant about it, good or bad.
Princess Academy is one of my all time favorite books. I read it when it first came out and have read it several times since then. It’s interesting because it isn’t something I would normally pick up to read because there is no magic, action, or forbidden love, but honestly I can never get tired of this story. The boarding school to train mountain girls to be princesses whether or not they want to do so and having a super mean teacher and just being in that kind of situation is such a great story line! I love the main character and even though she isn’t in a super traumatic situation, the story is so addicting! It’s a quick read, a wonderful story, super adorable characters and some weird almost magic? I am not really sure what to call it but it’s unique!
This was my favorite standalone novel until Shannon Hale wrote a sequel! The sequel was pretty good but Princess Academy was one of those books that would have been just perfect without one. I also recently found out that there is a potential third book being released in 2015 and I am not sure how I feel about that yet.
So that was basically all of my random thoughts on one of my favorite books. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a good quick read. Whether or not you read the sequel is up to you, it was good but not as good as the original. You can buy Princess Academy here.