Current Booktubeathon Status

Currently, I am working on the novel, “Fire” by Kristin Cashore. This book will fulfill the challenge of reading a book with yellow on the cover. I just started it this morning and I am about half way through. It is an entrancing novel about those who are graced with special powers and their rein on the world around them. This is the companion novel of the Graceling Realm series. 

Currently, I have completed 2 books out of the 7 for this readathon. I have finished “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” by JK Rowling, book 4 of the Harry Potter series and “City of Ashes” by Cassandra Clare, book 2 of the Mortal Instruments series. These two book fulfill 3 of the 7 challenges. The challenges they have filled are, reading a book by your favorite author, reading and watching a book to movie adaptation, and reading a book discovered by booktube. 
I will be getting a couple book reviews up soon throughout this readathon but I have not decided if I am going to review books that are sequels to others due to the spoilers from the previous books. 

I would love your opinion on what you’d like to hear about. 

I would also love to hear to you are participating in this fun readathon!

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Booktube-A-Thon TBR

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It is just about time for the bi-annual Booktube-A-Thon! If you do not know what booktube-a-thon is, it is a read a thon that you have challenges to complete. These challenges are for the types of books you read in this week. It is a week long and it is start tomorrow. The dates of the Booktube-A-Thon is from 7-18-16 to 7-24-16. Below I will list the challenges and what I plan to read for each challenge.

Challenges:

1. Read a book with yellow on the cover.

“Fire” by Kristin Cashore (Graceling #2)

2. Read a book after the sun goes down.

“City of Glass” by Cassandra Clare (Mortal Instruments #3)

3. Read a book you discovered on Booktube

“City of Ashes” by Cassandra Clare (Mortal Instruments #2)

4. Read a book by one of your favorite authors

“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” by JK Rowling (Harry Potter #4)

5. Read a book that is older than you

“Night” by Elie Wiesel

6. Read and watch a book to movie adaptaion

“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” by JK Rowling (Harry Potter #4)

7. Read 7 books

“Deadly Class Vol. 3”

“Bitterblue” by Kristin Cashore (Graceling #3)

 

If you have any questions about this read a thon just comment and I will answer anything that I can. I would love to know if anyone else is participating in this! If you have a video on youtube or a blog post, I would love to read or watch it!

I may be writing reviews of these book through out the week or uploading vlog style videos but I have not decided yet so just keep looking.

Happy Reading!

I Don’t Want to be Crazy by Samantha Schutz

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This novel shows a side of anxiety that I would think a lot of people do not normally see. The main character is struggling every day due to this disease called panic anxiety. It is written beautifully through verse and is a really quick read.

The side of anxiety many people do not see are shown graphically through this novel. They way is shows how the young girl is thinking just allows you to see things through her eyes.

This girl goes away to college her freshman year. Before this, she has never had any problems with anxiety. Never once had a panic attack. But, within weeks college has become too much. The pressure from the school, her friends and her family start to drive her into a whole that she does not know how to get out of. Will she ever?

This novel shows all the different sides and the pain those who suffer from anxiety disorder struggle with on a day to day basis. It shows how differently those with anxiety see things and think about things. The little things are a huge deal to those who have anxiety.

If you want to read a book to learn about a psychological disorder, this would be a great book for you.

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Genre: YA Fiction – Contemporary

Falling Kingdoms By Morgan Rhodes

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Morgan Rhodes is working on a series called the Falling Kingdoms. This is a series that is placed in a world where there are 3 kingdoms. The three kingdoms are Auranos, Limeros, Paelsia. These three kingdoms each follow a different person within the kingdoms. The three main characters are Princess Cleo, Mangus, and Jonas. These three characters are deeply connected to the different kingdoms.

Princess Cleo is the second daughter of the King in Auranos. Her father rules this kingdom and her sister must take over the crown when her father dies. Cleo is glad for that because she was never raised to be the queen. But her world comes crashing down when a terrible death strikes her.

Magnus is the man to rule Limeros after his father. Limeros is known to be rules by fear and intimidation. Magnus does not believe that he is like his father. He wants his father to be over thrown. But Magnus does something where he realizes he may not be that different then his father.

Jonas is a rebel within Paelsia. His brother was killed and he wants to revenge his death. He wants to find those who are responsible and take their lives because they took his brothers. He rebels against the system but could eventually turn into more then just being a rebel.

Who will survive the war that is coming?

This novel shows the fight between three kingdoms and the greed of one. It is full of action and heart ache. It starts with a bloody scene and they do not stop throughout the book. Morgan Rhodes’ writing is detailed and addictive. I could not put this book down for about 3 hours and I didn’t want the novel to be over. I just wanted it to keep going.

July Reads

This is what I am planning to continue to read this month. Obviously, this month has already started and I will list the ones I have already read at the end. If they are second books in a series, I will describe the first book in the series due to spoilers. If you want spoilers, you can email me.

Ice Like Fire (Snow Like Ashes #2) by Sara Raasch

This series is about 4 kingdoms based on seasons. There is fall, winter, spring and summer. The main female role, Meira, is from the kingdom winter, when there was a kingdom winter. Now she is fighting to get her kingdom back. To do this, she must win over or destroy those who rein over the other kingdoms.

Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms #1) Morgan Rhodes

This is a series this is meant for readers who love the “Game of Thrones” series by George RR Martin. There are 3 protagonists in which you follow through the world that is in ruins and a war will begin.

Fire (Graceling #2) Kristin Cashore

This is a companion series about a young girl, Katsa, who is the best fighter in this world. She is taken by the king and made to do his deeds. In this world, the Graced are those who have special powers of different kinds. Katsa has to overcome the king to get out of his control and doing this she must put her trust in someone who is Graced and she doesn’t think she should trust him.

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles #1) Patrick Rothfuss

This series is for those who love “Harry Potter” by JK Rowling and “The Lord of the Rings” by JRR Tolkien. This is a story of a young boy, Kvothe who is trying to find his way into his world. He must find a way to be part of the academy and learn more about magic. He must convince the masters to let him in with no funds and no sources.

 

Books I have read:

Graceling (Graceling #1) Kristin Cashore

See “Fire” above.

Glass Sword (Red Queen #2)

This world has the elite, the silver bloods, and the peasants, the red bloods. The silver bloods rule over those who have red blood and have never been over thrown due to the silver’s powers. Mare befriends those who are higher up in the silver blood kingdom. But everything goes horribly wrong.

Ignite (Defy #2) Sara Larson

This begins with a girl, Alexa, who is pretending to be a boy, Alex. She does this because in this world, all women are put into breeding houses until they die or can no long carry babies. The men are put into an army for the king. Alexa must continue this charade, but has she already been found out, by the two men who love her?

Grave Peril (Dresden Files #3) Jim Butcher

Harry Dresden is a wizard. A wizard detective. He is unliked by many but is needed by few. He goes through life helping those in need so he can pay his bills but through his journeys he meets many new people. Vampires, ghosts, werewolves, demons, so many of different kinds.