Books I’m Probably Never Going to Read Tag

Hello, hello! I have a tag for you all today! I wasn’t tagged by anyone to do this but I saw it over at abooknerd13‘s blog and thought it was fun. The original creator is littlespider9.

So, yeah. There’s not much else to say. Let’s get to it!


A really hyped book you’re not interested in reading?

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Ok, I know, I know. This is THE book to a lot of people. And I know I’ve said this many times before, but I just think I’ll be getting to Harry Potter in this lifetime.

 

A series you won’t start/won’t be finishing?

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I won’t be finishing the Mortal Instruments by Casandra Clare. I stopped after City of Fallen Angels and that was enough for me. I also will not be starting The Infernal Devices, and especially not The Dark Artifices, and even more so whatever comes after that. Sorry, not sorry.

 

A classic that you’re just not interested in?

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Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. This book is over a thousand pages and I the mere sight of it makes me sad. I tried reading an abridged version of it back in high school as part of a class requirement and I honestly couldn’t it. What ended up happening was that I sort of, somewhat read the first 100 pages and then kind of, maybe but not really, skimmed the rest. And this was just the abridged version! Just imagine if I had been reading the real thing!

 

Any genres you never read?

Horror. That’s it. I’m down to read anything except horror. Sorry Stephen King, but no. I am very superstitious and very easily frightened. I don’t need horror in my life.

 

A book on your shelves you’ll probably never actually read?

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Marley and Me by John Grogan. Why do I own this book? Because I was at a used bookstore and they had a whole stack of this book sitting in a corner, selling the books for 25 cents each. That is why. Also, the movie made me cry. But realistically, my TBR is way6 too large and Marley and Me isn’t exactly high on my list of priorities.

 

Since I wasn’t tagged for this one, I probably won’t be tagging anyone. If you want to do it, go on ahead! I would love to see what books you guys pick for these questions!


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Shadow Weaver – ARC Review

★★★☆☆


“To most people, shadows are things that remain stuck to walls and floors, but for me, they become whatever I wish-tacky, like clay, or as thin as smoke. I can mold them all to my will.”

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The shadows that surround us aren’t always as they seem…

Emmeline has grown up with a gift. Since the time she was a baby she has been able to control shadows. And her only friend and companion is her own shadow, Dar.

Disaster strikes when a noble family visits their home and offers to take Emmeline away and cure her of magic. Desperate not to lose her shadows, she turns to Dar who proposes a deal: Dar will change the noble’s mind, if Emmeline will help her become flesh as she once was. Emmeline agrees but the next morning the man in charge is in a coma and all that the witness saw was a long shadow with no one nearby to cast it. Scared to face punishment, Emmeline and Dar run away.

With the noble’s guards on her trail, Emmeline’s only hope of clearing her name is to escape capture and perform the ritual that will set Dar free. But Emmeline’s not sure she can trust Dar anymore, and it’s hard to keep secrets from someone who can never leave your side.

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The Raven King – A Review

★★★★


“Depending on where you began the story, it was about Noah Czerny.” 

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All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love’s death. She doesn’t believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

 

 

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Waking Gods – A Book You Simply Have To Read!

★★


 

“We’re not the greatest thing in the universe, certainly not the smartest. Seems logical there’d be a great many things in it we can’t comprehend.”

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As a child, Rose Franklin made an astonishing discovery: a giant metallic hand, buried deep within the earth. As an adult, she’s dedicated her brilliant scientific career to solving the mystery that began that fateful day: Why was a titanic robot of unknown origin buried in pieces around the world? Years of investigation have produced intriguing answers—and even more perplexing questions. But the truth is closer than ever before when a second robot, more massive than the first, materializes and lashes out with deadly force.

Now humankind faces a nightmare invasion scenario made real, as more colossal machines touch down across the globe. But Rose and her team at the Earth Defense Corps refuse to surrender. They can turn the tide if they can unlock the last secrets of an advanced alien technology. The greatest weapon humanity wields is knowledge in a do-or-die battle to inherit the Earth . . . and maybe even the stars.

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Renegades – A Long Introduction

★★


 

“One cannot be brave who has no fear”

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Secret Identities. Extraordinary Powers. She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.

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The First Kiss Hypothesis – ARC Review

★★

2.5/5


“For each person in the world, there is exactly one other person who, at first kiss, causes an immediate and intense reaction.” 

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Nora Reid believes scientific laws control everything, even love. With her grandparents’ epic first kiss story cemented in her brain, Nora develops a hypothesis she’s determined to prove:for each person in the world, there is exactly one other person, and at first kiss, they’ll experience an immediate and intense reaction. 

But after four years of zero-reaction kisses, she comes up with a new theory: maybe that pesky crush on her stunningly hot best friend Eli Costas is skewing her results.

She needs to get rid of him, and fast.

Eli Costas is an injury-prone lacrosse star with a problem—the one chance he had at winning over the girl next door resulted in the most epically sucktastic first kiss ever. And now she’s…trying to get rid of him? Hell no. It’s time to disprove her theory and show her exactly what she’s missing. 

Game. On.

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Whichwood – ARC Review

★★


 

“Maybe it was not naiveté, but suffering, that inspired kindness. Maybe, she thought, it was pain that inspired compassion”

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Our story begins on a frosty night…

Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died. Before her father, driven by grief, lost his wits (and his way). Before she was left as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days washing the bodies of the dead and preparing their souls for the afterlife. It’s become easy to forget and easier still to ignore the way her hands are stiffening and turning silver, just like her hair, and her own ever-increasing loneliness and fear.

But soon, a pair of familiar strangers appears, and Laylee’s world is turned upside down as she rediscovers color, magic, and the healing power of friendship.

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Zombie Apocalypse Tag!!

Hello, hello! I’ve been tagged! Thank you so much to The Orangutan Librarian for tagging me to this!

I have said many times that I don’t read scary books nor do I watch scary movies, but I have always really liked zombies, as strange as it sounds. Maybe because zombies always seem less likely than a psycho killer or demon possession.

I also have to admit, I may or may not have had far too many conversations about the zombie apocalypse with my friends. No lie, it’s how I convinced one of my friends to go to the gym with me, by telling her that people who can’t do cardio always die first in the apocalypse.

So far, the gym thing isn’t going as planned, mostly because I hate going, but my chances of survival have certainly increased. Now, let’s see how much they decrease with this tag!

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1 Year Blog Aniversary!!!!

It’s been a whole year! Wow. I honestly can’t believe it!

A year ago yesterday (November 1st) my friend Rosie and I decided to finally start a book blog. Now the blog is one year old, and I feel like a proud mother!

It honestly feels like only yesterday that I wrote my first post. And yet, I also feel like so much has happened since last November. Blogging has become a regular, everyday part of my life, and I have loved every second of it.

Sure, there have been ups and downs, as there are with all things, but overall, I have loved this experience. And while I have lost co-blogger (Rosie leads a busy life), I have gained many friends. And I have gotten to participate in many cool things like giveaways, blog tours, and many, many book tags!

I wish I could have started this blog years ago and that I had been connected with this awesome community of people from the very start.  I have gotten to know so many of you throughout this year and hope to get to know many more! I love communicating with you all, it is honestly my favorite part of this whole thing.

So, thank you for welcoming me to the book blogging world! Thank you for fangirling with me and commenting and liking my posts. Thank you, to all that have made this a wonderful year. I hope to have many, many more!

My Life in October – Monthly Wrap Up

And so, October has come to an end. It seems it was only yesterday that the year began and here it is, coming to a close. I honestly don’t know how I feel about that. It seems like the days are getting shorter. Time flies and I find myself doing nothing with my life. It’s like I don’t have enough time to do the things I want, and yet, I find myself wasting all the time I do have on dumb things. I honestly have no idea how I get things done, and have no idea what the heck I am doing.

Woah, that started getting depressing. I’m listening to a marathon of My Chemical Romance as I write this (Cancer is currently playing), so that’s probably why.

But, back to happy thoughts, let us see all the things that I did do this month!

Books I read

Sleeping Giants – Sylvain Neuvel  –  ★★★★☆ (4.5)

The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller – ★★★★

Turtles All the Way Down – John Green – ★★★☆☆ (3.5)

Gray Wolf Island – Tracey Neithercott – ★★★☆☆

The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater – ★★★☆☆ (3.5)

Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman –  ★★★★

Genuine Fraud – E. Lockhart – ★★★☆☆

All in all, I think this month went well. But here comes November which is the time of exams and 10-page papers, So, we shall see how well I do the next month. Then again, I might surprise myself. I always do, somehow.

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