October TBR

It is really crazy how the months fly by the older you get, and with every month comes another TBR! Sadly, with October being one of the busiest months of the year with Softball, the end of the first term at my school, and Halloween, I won’t be able to read as much. But I’m still making this TBR for you!

  1. Army of Fire by: Jennifer L. Kelly
  2. Crown of Midnight by: Sarah J. Maas
  3. (If I have time) This Savage Song by: Victoria Schwab

Yup, that’s it. I hope you liked this short post! I’ll be back with a post on Sunday (Hint: It may be a September TBR but IDK lol). If you like what you see check out some of my other stuff and if you would like to see my Instagram it’s @Bloggingbooknerd! I hope that you are having an AMAZING day!

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Book Review: Hush, hush by: Becca Fitzpatrick

Hello again everyone! I finished yet another book and here is yet another review! This review is probably going to be one of the hardest I’ve ever written because I hated this book so much.

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I am not the type of person to say I flat out hated this book, I always give a reason. Th reason for this is because it was SO boring! It literally took until page 330 for it to get interesting! I have to say, I really loved Patch and Nora (Not Vee she was so annoying) but the way that they interacted with each other just got on my nerves. Nora flat out stalked Patch because she didn’t trust him. If she was as smart as it said she was she would have done VERY different stuff. For instance, if she acted the same way she did when she found out about Eliot possibly being a murder was perfect! She didn’t tell anyone except Vee (Who of course didn’t believe her) and it didn’t spread around!

I hate to say it but that’s all I have to say about this book, I just didn’t find it interesting at all. Maybe you did, if you did you really have to let me know how because I can’t see it at all.

I really hoped you liked this review! if you want to see more from me be sure to check out my other posts and my Instagram @Bloggingbooknerd! Thank you so much for reading!

Book Review: Throne of Glass by: Sarah J. Maas

Goodmorning! I just recently finished my 18th book this year and now it’s time for me to review it! Today I will be reviewing Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas! I’ve owned this book for months but never got around to reading it, that’s why I’m so happy that I finally finished it! And oh boy do I have a lot to say!

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First off I’m just going to say my initial reaction. WOW. I’m not a huge fan of High Fantasy so when I first heard about this book I was a little hesitant to read it. But I’m really happy I did. I’ve always had a liking for competition style book (Kinda like The Hunger Games) so reading the first chapter to learn that it was mostly just about the competition made me really happy. But I really wish that there had been more to the competition instead of just a few challenges. I feel like there was so much potential with it instead of just a bunch of training but those training scenes did give us a chance to learn a lot more about our characters!

Now the characters. Sarah did an amazing job on them! It was really great to see how Celeana changed her views on people like Dorian and Choal and how they changed once they got to know and trust her more.  It was easy to see how Choal didn’t trust Celeana at all at the beginning considering that he wouldn’t let her out of his sight while around other people but as they trained together it was as if a piece of paper was slowly burning as the fire spread across the page. It kept me wondering, was Choal in love with her? Would he still kill her in a heartbeat? I will have absolutely no clue until I am able to finish Crown of Midnight. But I know for sure one person who will love Celeana for the foreseeable future (even if they broke up).

Dorian and Celeana. What to say about them. To be completely honest I shipped them from the start. When they first met in Endovier in that throne room all those pages ago I knew that Celeana hated Dorian’s guts, but she admitted that she thought he was attractive. Who knows what was going on in his mind at that point but as the chapters flew by Dorian started to admit that he liked her and that is the official moment that I began swirling into another ship that was not meant to be. I was fully for them dating and knew that Dorian was probably the best man for Celeana (at the moment) so when they broke up for a good reason actually I just rolled into a ball of sadness. Both Dorian and Celeana will find better people someday but for now, I will mourn the death of that great ship.

Finally, we have the people (and events) that just got on my nerves and keep me questioning. First, WHAT HAPPENED TO NOX!!. He was such an important part of the book and then Celeana told him to leave and POOF gone. Will he come back later on? Hopefully. Next, we have the most annoying character Lady Kaltain. I always hated her and her attitude throughout the entire book but when she followed Duke Perrington’s every order that broke the only semblance of hope I had for her. Now she is in prison where she belongs for doing what she did. Lastly, we have the brute that has been clogging my mind since I started writing this review. Cain.  I hated his character more than I should have because he was just a big brute who everyone assumed would win because he was the strongest. That is not true in so many situations and it gets on my nerves. I could go on and on about him and so many other parts of the book (like how Queen Elena comes out of nowhere and how Nehemia knew magic and did so much stuff) but it’s time that I stop ranting because that is really what this review has come to.

Thank you so much for reading this review! I highly suggest checking out this book (only if you want your life to be ruined). If you would like to see more from me be sure to check out the rest of my blog and my Instagram @bloggingbooknerd. I hope that you have a fantastic day!!

Interview: Arnulfo Cantarero

Hello, everyone! Today as you can tell (well, that is if you read the title) I am interviewing Arnulfo Cantarero the author of Emotions. Be sure to check out his book here! Let’s get right into it!

1. What are your ambitions for your writing career?

To become a bestselling author. I know it’ll be a hard trek, no illusions there, but to have people read my stories (and want more), and to one day see those stories on the big screen. That’s the dream.

2. Why do you write?

When I write I can live several different lives at once. I can create the reality my characters are living in and the challenges and situations that I’ll never see in the real world. On top of that, if I can take readers to this world and leave them wanting more, all the better.

3. When did you decide you wanted to be an author?

I was in college, starting some kind of project, and realized that I would rather be on my laptop writing up a story than wire a circuit board. It was then that I realized that writing was my true goal. I took my laptop and started writing my first book, and loved every minute of it. To this day, I always take a laptop, or a large phone, so I have access to a keyboard in case I’m in a situation where I can write.

4. Do you write full-time or part-time?

As of right now, part time. The moment my books start paying my bills, though… Well, needless to say, I’ll be going to work in my pj’s and have a one-minute commute.

5. Have any authors inspired you?

More than a few. Jim Butcher, Stephen King, Arthur C Clarke, and  Stephanie Meyer. I admire how they gave in to their passion and became successes. Stephen King especially was inspiring. What that man had to go through to become a full-time writer. His story is inspiring to anybody that believes becoming a writer is too hard. We have options he didn’t have, and he never gave up on his dream.

6. If Emotions was ever made into a movie who would you imagine as Jason?

Excellent question. I always believe that when Emotions becomes a movie, I’d rather it be a star maker than a star vehicle. Discover a great new talent and give them a shot at the big time. We all deserve that one big break, and if my book helps an aspiring actor, all the better.

7. What do you do when you have writer’s block?

Believe it or not, I put on the T.V, something Sci-Fi usually, and I let my mind wonder. Something in the show will prompt a connection  in my head and next thing I know, I’m writing like there’s no tomorrow.

8. Do you have a favorite author?

Rick Riordan for sure. I love the entire Percy Jackson series and the Heroes of Olympus. I didn’t even know the series existed until I saw the movie. The books are way better, of course, but when he comes up with something new, I’m usually right there getting the book.

9. Do you have a favorite book or Series?

I’d say the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. While not a YA title (even though Jim Dresden may act like a kid at times) I love how in that series magic is real and it’s all around us. That’s another series that I pick up the moment a new book is out.

10. What inspired you to write Emotions?

Well, when I was a kid, I was a big nerd (not that anything’s changed) but I grew up in a country where being a nerd made you extremely unpopular. Science fiction, reading for fun, not exactly things kids did voluntarily. Needless to say, my best escape was my imagination, and I would imagine how people’s actions would appear to say, an alien, what they would think of the whole situation. Then I saw Star Trek, and I imagined this alien with no emotions. I played with the idea for a while until college, and that’s when the whole concept and story came to mind.

Well that it! Once again thank you so much Arnulfo for answering these questions!! Be sure to check out his book Emotions here! Thank you so much for reading, if you would like to see more from me be sure to check out my Instagram @bloggingbooknerd! I hope you have a great day!

The Coffee Book Tag!

Hi everyone! As you can tell I’m doing quite a few book tags this month. I hope you guys are liking them. But as you can tell by the title I am doing The Coffee Book Tag today! This one seems really interesting considering that I really really love coffee. Let’s see the questions!!!!

BLACK: A SERIES THAT’S TOUGH TO GET INTO BUT HAS HARDCORE FANS

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The Mortal Instruments by: Cassandra Clare

This series is by far one of the best fandoms I’ve ever seen, but I’m having a ton of trouble getting into it! I’ve only been able to get through City of Ashes! Maybe someday I will finish the series.

PEPPERMINT MOCHA: A BOOK THAT GETS MORE POPULAR DURING THE WINTER OR A FESTIVE TIME OF YEAR

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Let it Snow by: John Green Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle

It is very obvious why this book becomes popular during the festive season. So I don’t even really need to explain anything.

HOT CHOCOLATE: A FAVORITE CHILDREN’S BOOK

I don’t actually have a favorite children’s book, they are all kinda the same for me at this point.

DOUBLE SHOT OF ESPRESSO: A BOOK THAT KEPT YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT FROM START TO FINISH

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The Fault in our Star by: John Green

When I read this book 3 years ago I could not put it down. I read straight through it in 6 hours and I am to this day destroyed by it.

STARBUCKS: A BOOK YOU SEE EVERYWHERE

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The Hunger Games by: Suzanne Collins

It hasn’t been everywhere recently but 4 years ago all you could see anywhere was HUNGER GAMES HUNGER GAMES HUNGER GAMES. It is a great book but I hate it when good books get ruined by publicity.

THE HIPSTER COFFEE SHOP: A BOOK BY AN INDIE AUTHOR (A SHOUT OUT)

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Army of Fire by: Jennifer L. Kelly

I haven’t read this book yet but I was lucky enough to receive the ARC of this book and will be reviewing it very soon! Be sure to check it out when it is released on October 25th 2016. If you would like to check out more from Jennifer here is the link to her blog: http://www.jenniferlkelly.com/.

OOPS! I ACCIDENTALLY GOT DECAF: A BOOK YOU WERE EXPECTING MORE FROM

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The Infinite Sea by: Rick Yancey

After reading The 5th Wave I was so excited to read the sequel! But I was very VERY disappointing with this book. There was literally nothing going on for most of the book. Sometimes I kinda wish this book kinda just disappeared from the trilogy.

THE PERFECT BLEND: NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT WAS BOTH BITTER AND SWEET, BUT ULTIMATELY SATISFYING.

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Everything Everything by: Nicola Yoon

I never expected to love this book as much as I did made it kept me up at night. Nicola did an amazing job keeping me happy and really scared at the same time. I highly suggest reading this if you have the time.

GREEN TEA: NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT IS QUIETLY BEAUTIFUL.

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The Lunar Chronicle by: Marissa Meyer

I don’t even know what to say about this series. I am just in love with everything about this series. It was actually what really got me into reading.

CHAI TEA: NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT MAKES YOU DREAM OF FAR OFF PLACES.

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Throne of glass by: Sarah J. Maas

I’m actually currently reading this book and I can’t believe how well Sarah describes this world. I would love to live in the mountains and forests of Erilea.

EARL GREY: NAME YOUR FAVORITE CLASSIC.

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Lord of the Flies by: William Golding

I didn’t really LOVE this book but I read it for school a couple weeks ago and it really wasn’t bad at all.

Well those are all the questions! I hope you liked this post, there are many more the check out if you want to! If you would like to see more from me be sure to check out my Instagram @Bloggingbooknerd!!! Thank you so much for reading and I hope you have an amazing day!!!

The Fifty Bookish Questions Book Tag

Hello everyone! I hope your day is going well! As you know today I am doing the Fifty Bookish Questions Tag! So this is going to be a rather long post.

1. What was the last book you read?

The last book I read was Lord of The Flies by: William Golding

2. Was it a good one?

I thought it was a decent book but since I had to read and annotate it I didn’t love it.

3. What made it good?

Well, I found it really interesting how even children can go mad and take it out on each other.

4. Would you recommend it to other people?

Probably not my friends but definitely my parents and family (If they heaven’t read it themselves.

5. How often do you read?

As much as possible (Which sadly isn’t much because of school and softball)

6. Do you like to read?

Of course! It is how I spend most of my free time!

7.What was the last bad book you read?

Its been quite a while since I’ve read a bad book but it would have to be The Infinite Sea by: Rick Yancey.

8. What made you dislike it?

Well, it just felt like it kept going on and on and there wasn’t even anything interesting in all that time.

9. Do you wish to be a writer?

 I would actually love to be an author, it just seems like a hard life when you aren’t a writer full time. Maybe someday I will.

10. Has any book ever influenced you greatly?

There are a lot of books that influenced me, but The Fault in our Stars by: John Green has influenced me greatly. It made me realize the actual pain and acceptance of death when you have Cancer.

11. Do you read fan fiction?

Not very often but I do every once in a while.

12. Do you write fan fiction?

Actually yes! I have an almost 100 page one that no one has ever read except me.

13. What’s your favorite book?

It is not possible to have just one book that is my favorite.

14. What’s your least favorite book?

I absolutely HATE Mystical by: Michael Weekly!! He actually sent me this book to review and I tried and could not finish it. It had grammar mistakes almost every page, the plot was dry, and the whole story just didn’t fit together.

15. Do you prefer physical books or ready on a device (like a kindle)?

I prefer physical books because i’m not allowed to read on electronic devices in schools so physical books are the only way to go. Also that physical books are beautiful.

16. When did you learn to read?

Really early in my life. Probably close to when I was 3 or 4.

17. What is your favorite book you had to read in school?

I really really really loved read Norse Mythology (might be because I have an unhealthy obsession with Loki).

18. What is your favorite book series?

By FAR the Lunar Chronicles by: Marissa Meyer

19. Who is your favorite author?

I have many favorite authors but if I had to choose ONE, it would have to be John Green.

20. What is your favorite genre?

Basically anything YA fiction or Fantasy.

21. Who is your favorite character in a book series?

Once again there are way too many characters to choose from.

22. Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?

Yes! Most books do that no matter what but Outlander changed me! It felt like I was actually in Scotland!

23.Which book do you wish had a sequel?

I can’t really think of many books that I wish had a sequel. But most John Green books would be decent with a sequel.

24. Which book do you wish DIDNT have a sequel?

The Giver by: Lois Lowry. That book was amazing the way it was and didn’t really need any of the sequels.

25. How long does it take you to read a book?

It really depends on what I have going on. During the winter I can read 400 page books in a week but during the spring, summer, and fall it take a long time to finish books.

26. Do you like when books become movies?

Not really. When I read books I create a world in my head. It really messes with that world I’ve created when a movie is made and it is completely different.

27. Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation?

Percy Jackson. It didn’t really ruin the books for me but it was a terrible movie (and lets not even talk about sea of monsters).

28. Which movie has done a book justice?

Harry Potter, no question about that. I have always considered Harry Potter to be one of the best book to movie adaptations I’ve ever seen. There are only very minimal flaws!

29. Do you read newspapers?

Nope

30: Do you read magazines?

Occasionally, but not very often.

31. Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?

Magazines.

32. Do you read while in bed?

That is mostly the only places where I read.

33. Do you read while on the toilet?

Not really.

34. Do you read while in the car?

Only on long car trips.

35. Do you read while in the bath?

When I have enough free time to spend that I can spend that much of it in the bath.

36. Are you a fast reader?

Basically

37. Are you a slow reader?

Didn’t I just answer that question?

38. Where is your favorite place to read?

In bed.

39. Is it hard for you to concentrate while you read?

Only when there is a lot going on.

40.Do you need a room to be silent while you read?

Not silent, If there are multiple conversations I cannot read at all, so mostly I just listen to music then I have no problem.

41. Who gave you your love for reading?

One of my best friend suggested some books for me to read and it lead me to discover the whole bookish community.

42. What book is next on your list to read?

Crown of Midnight by: Sarah J. Maas

43. When did you start to read chapter books?

When I was about 5 (Diary of a Wimpy kid by: Jeff Kinney!!)

44. Who is your favorite children’s book author?

I don’t have a favorite children’s book author.

45. Which author would you most want to interview?

I keep talking about him but John Green! I love him so much and it would be an honor to interview him!

46. Which author do you think you’d be friends with?

(Insert John Green here again)

47.What book have you reread the most?

I don’t usually reread books except for Harry Potter.

48. Which books do you consider “classics”?

I literally don’t know…

49. Which books do you think should be taught in every school?

Harry Potter. I don’t know why, just because I love that series so much.

50. Which books should be banned from all schools?

Why should books be banned? The only book I can think of that really should be banned it fifty shades of grey (don’t know who its by LOL)

Well That is 50! I hope you liked this post! If you would like to see more from me be sure to check out my Instagram @bloggingbooknerd! I hope that you have a very good day!!

August Wrap up!

As August draws to a close I realised that I didn’t actually read that many books… I guess my summer of reading wasn’t really that great. But I did finish 6 books! The books I finished are:

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by: J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany
  • The Last Star by: Rick Yancey
  • Hamilton: The Revolution by: Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • The Hidden Oracle by: Rick Riordan
  • A Long Way Gone by: Ishmael Beah
  • Lord of the Flies by: William Golding

It could have been a lot worse but i’m hoping that September will be better reading wise!! Be sure to check out my September TBR which was my last post!

Thank you so much for reading! If you would like to see more from me be sure to check out my instagram @Bloggingbooknerd!! I hope that you had a great summer and have a great day!!