2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Michael has read 1 book toward his goal of 50 books.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday's Novel Spotlight (31)

Hey guys! Happy Book Release Day! Or Tuesday for all you boring people. Anyway, today some books have been released with one of them being;

The Death Cure by James Dashner! The conclusion to The Maze Runner Trilogy! I would give out the synopsis but I don't want to spoil anyone so I'll just say to go check it out online somewhere else if you want to be spoiled. I still haven't received my copy yet as B&N only ships out the day of release unlike Amazon which ships out so you get it release day. But I seriously can't read it, I expect to get it on Thursday and THEN I will read and finish the story.

But for now I am off to go read and try to finish this book I'm reading. So I'll see you all later! =D (and yes I'm too tired to actually think of a post to write.)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Book Review: The Hidden Sun

Title: The Hidden Sun
Author: J. Lloyd Morgan
Pages: 345
Rating: E for Exceeds Expectations
Review: If I ever pick up a book that involves royalty, it always involves fantasy as well. Any sort of element from fantasy and I’ll be good. But this time the one I picked up was just royalty and politics. And oddly enough, I really enjoyed it. Getting straight to the point here, The Hidden Sun is a story that spans through a couple of years and shows what happens when the wrong person takes charge. When love becomes forbidden and a secret. What happens when your home is now the worst place to be. It’s a story that shows how challenges are met.

The reason I’m getting straight to the point is because it’s what the novel does itself. It gives us these breaks every few paragraphs skipping from one scene to another, reminding me of a television show. While at times it distracted me from the reading and made me wish that certain scenes played out longer, it kept me going, knowing that just on the next page something new and crazy was about to happen. Aside from that, the novel does span through a few years, which made me want the book to be longer. I just wanted to know the characters more, know the story and the places a bit more deeply. Keeping it short and sweet had its advantages but also disadvantages.

The characters, although, were brilliantly written out. I found them all interesting and began to love a couple of them which tore my heart as a few died. And let me warn you, J. Lloyd Morgan isn’t afraid of killing off a few characters. But the fact that they were written out so well made it all the better in the end. They brought out real emotions and care which as a reader I was happy about. His writing was also pretty good. It was easy to read and the way he played with words made it bearable.

Overall the whole book itself was epic and kept me interested enough to want to read what comes next. But I was also surprised at the fact that I fell for this story pretty hard. Not only did I enjoy it like I said above, I wanted more by the end. I wanted to know what happens next with all of the characters. I know that their stories haven’t ended and that there’s so many things that can go wrong. And even though it didn’t have any magic or dragons or wizards or whatever, it still had that magical spark to it. It was magical without the magic.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tyger Tyger Out In Paperback

Hello everybody! I just wanted to take this time to introduce to you a novel that just came out in Paperback a while ago. A while ago I wrote a review for Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton for the ARC that I read. It was then released in paperback not long ago.

If you haven't read this novel, I suggest you go ahead and buy it right here and read it asap!

If you haven't heard about it, check out my review here.

Trust me, you need to read this. It's different, it's exciting and it's freaking awesome! So yea check it out and if anything just leave me a comment with whatever you think xD

See you all later. Got some homework to finish and some shows to watch! =D

Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday's Novel Talk (43)

Wow! It's been a very long time since I've posted but between work and school and some epic events, I've just been busy. Oh and reading which I haven't stopped.

Lately, some amazing books have come out or I bought that I just couldn't wait and had to read them even though I was reading something else.

To begin;

The Gray Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams Chima. I'm on Chapter 14, Page 188 of 517. Other books got in the way but I will make sure I finish it before anything else gets in the way. I love Chima so I'm kinda bummed out that I haven't finished it yet.

Tricks by Ellen Hopkins. I'm on Page 170 of 625. I love, love, love Ellen Hopkins, so this is one of the books I stopped the first one for. I would've been done reading because I love all of her books but another one got in the way.

Flirtin' With The Monster by Ellen Hopkins (and others). This is the one I'm trying to finish right now. Currently on Page 56 of 180 I'll finish this soon enough. It's a collection of essays by authors and Ellen and her kids and family about Crank and Glass so it's a fast interesting read that's pretty crazy.

That's really all I've been doing though. Just had to post something up to let you guys know I'm alive. I got some interesting things coming out this week so make sure to check back for that! =D
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