August 2016 | Wrap-up & Book Haul

626F6F78747265616D=7474747474727576707<7473Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Author: J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne

Pages: 301

My Rating: 4 stars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

oneTitle: The One

Author: Kiera Cass

Book in Series: 3 of 5

Pages: 323

My Rating: 4 stars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19Title: Happily Ever After

Author: Kiera Cass

Books in Series: 0.4, 0.5, 1.5, 1.6

Pages: 387

My Rating: 4 stars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hTitle: The Heir

Author: Kiera Cass

Book in Series: 4 of 5

Pages: 346

My Rating: 3 stars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1Title: Uglies

Author: Scott Westerfeld

Book in Series: 1 of 4

Pages: 425

My Rating: 4 stars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Books I added to my shelves this month:


August 2016 Reading Wrap-up & Book Haul video

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Bout of Books 17 Announcement & TBR

I haven’t really heard of anyone talking about this readathon yet, for this year, but I’ve been looking forward to it! I was hoping to get some good reading done during this week, but now we are actually going on holiday, so I may still get to get some read on the long drive there and back, so will see how I do!

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I am now realizing that, during this readathon, for a majority of the week, we will be on vacation. So I am not going to be doing a daunting a TBR, as I don’t know how much reading I will get done. As of now, I’m only going to TBR 2 books….and that’s for *just in case* I get one completed, but I don’t think I’ll even get to more than 1 book.

 

I’m also really only picking books from my #ReadThemAllThon TBR, so that my books can do double duty and count for both readathons. I also probably will not be able to do much on the challenge front, for this readathon. Will have to see what the challenges all entail, and how much time in the evenings we will have available, but I am not going to stress over those this time. Kind of sucks, as these challenges are usually my favorite of all readathons!

Book Review: We Are All Made of Molecules

moleculesTitle: We Are All Made of Molecules

Author: Susin Nielsen

Release Date: April 7th, 2016

Pages: 336

My Rating: 4.5 stars

Synopsis:
There are 2 young teenagers, one a popular girl, the other a brainiac boy, each with their own set of dreams and goals for themselves. Their parents get together, and things get a bit awkward and strained. And they must learn how to live with each other.

My Thoughts:
I loved this book! It’s a super fast, easy read that held my attention, and gave me a feel good vibe with completion. That being said, it’s totally not the best thing out there. This is considered a young adult novel, but the main characters are young teenagers, 13 and 14, and act even younger, in many instances. But at the same time, things happen that would be for much older kids, hence I understand the YA label. I just felt like the attitude of the kids read as if they were a few years younger than they really were. But there’s also a side character who is the same age (14/15yrs old?), yet descripted as much older, doing things way way older. At least, that’s the impression I got, that he is the same age…and if not, then doing things that are out of ordinary for an older teenager (ie. taking a girl on the date by bus, instead of driving; or dating a girl way younger than him, who in turn acts her age or even younger. I don’t think he’d really be interested in her at all, given his older age.) The girl character is also very immature and annoying, taking things with up and down emotions, to the max. Also, she is depicted as being very dense, with not knowing much about things other than fashion, but yet, also knows the direction NORTH is in. I find this SO HARD to believe, and I don’t know why, but it made me mad. lol That she can’t understand so many other simple things, or get the right words, but yet she knows her sense of direction? I don’t know my sense of directions, but more than this girl did at her age. I just find it unbelievable. In the end though, it was a fun, entertaining read, and I do think that the consequences of actions is displayed well.

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BB2Title: Fire With Fire

Author: Jenny Han &Siobhan Vivian

Book in Series: 2 of 3

Pages: 544

My Rating: 4.25-4.5 stars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BB3Title: Ashes to Ashes

Author: Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

Book in Series: 3 of 3

Pages: 387

My Rating: 4.5 stars

My Review (whole series)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PTTitle: Paper Towns

Author: John Green

Pages: 305

My Rating: 3.75 stars

My Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Title: Forgetting Tabitha: The Story of an Orphan Train Rider

Author: Julie Dewey

Pages: 280

My Rating: 4 stars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Title: Room for Hope

Author: Kim Vogel Sawyer

Pages: 352

My Rating: 4 stars

My Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And books added to my shelves this month:

 

 


May Wrap-upBook Haul videos

Book Review: Burn for Burn Trilogy

Titles: Burn for Burn / Fire with Fire / Ashes to Ashes

Author: Jenny Han &Siobhan Vivian

Release Dates: September 18, 2013 / August 13, 2013 / September 16, 2014

Book in Series: 1 / 2 / 3

Pages: 356 / 544 / 387

My Ratings: 4 stars / 4.25-4.5 stars / 4.5 stars

Synopsis:
These books are told from the perspective of 3 different girls, aged 17. In the past, there’s been someone who has done some kind of injustice to each of these girls, and they come together and make a pact to make sure each of those people have what’s coming to them, and to help each other get their revenge. The 3 books span the length of one year, and over the course of their senior year of high school.

My Thoughts:
This series is so very different from what I thought it would be! LOL But it’s very quick to read and addicting. The first book, I really enjoyed, but was a little sad by how mean and vindictive many of the characters seem. However, some of them do end up showing some redeemable qualities. In the second book, I wasn’t sure how the plot would continue, but continue it does…and a huge plot twist at the end caught me by surprise! The third book, resulting from the plot twist, turns much darker than I ever thought this series could go. It’s almost a completely new plot, but I think I liked this book the best! It held the most intrigue, action, and uncertainty of what was going to happen. Overall, I rate the whole series a 3.5-4 stars!

All My Series | #4 | Series I’ve Completed!

Series I’ve Completed: 18 series
– Little House Books: 9 books
– Lux: 5 books, 3 novellas
– Chronicles of Narnia: 7 books
– Orphans: 5 books (VC Andrews)
– Twilight: 5 books, 1 novella
– Courtship of Nellie Fisher: 3 books
– Losing Christina: 3 books
– Lights of Lowell: 3 books
– California Historical Series: 2 books
– Anna and French Kiss: 3 books
– Last Survivors: 4 books
– Harry Potter: 7 books, 3 novellas
– Hunger Games: 3 books
– Gone series: 3 books
– Janie Johnson: 5 books, 1 novella
– To All the Boys: 2 books
– Monument 14: 3 books
– Traveling Pants: 5 books

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