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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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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Book Recommendation – The Themis Files

Sleeping Giants

(The Themis Files #1)

My rating: ★★★★

My Review

Published Del Rey on April 26, 2016

Goodreads Rating: 3.84

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A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.

Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved—its origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Its carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected.

But some can never stop searching for answers.

Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top-secret team to crack the hand’s code. And along with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the provenance of the relic. What’s clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history’s most perplexing discovery—and figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result prove to be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction?

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This book was so good!! I can’t even describe how good it was, especially the audiobook. Listening to it was a whole experience. And book two, Waking Gods, is even better!!

Sleeping Giants is for anyone who loves sci-fi, action, political drama, and aliens. It’s being described as a mix between World War Z, and The Martian. Although I’m not sure how accurate those comparisons are, I guarantee that you will definitely like this one.

It’s told in a series of interviews, transcripts and audio logs that are being kept by a mysterious interviewer in what he calls The Themis Files. Basically, that means that the book is all dialogue which is why I recommend the audiobook since it has a full cast and each of the readers is absolutely amazing. I don’t anyone that listens to the audiobook can dislike the masterpiece that Sylvain Neuvel has created. The people I know that did not like it had a problem with the format, so again, I say, go for the audiobook. I promise you will love it!!

Also, I’m posting my review for the sequel up in a few days, so be on the lookout for that if you are interested in this series!

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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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Blue Lily, Lily Blue – A Review

★★


“Queens and kings, Kings and queens. Blue lily, lily blue. Crowns and birds, Swords and things. Blue lily, lily blue” 

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Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs. 

The trick with found things, though, is how easily they can be lost.

Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.

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T5W- November 22, 2017

 Books I’m Thankful For

Twilight

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This is it. The book that started it all. I would not be a reader had I not picked up Twilight. I probably would not have become an English major or even started this blog.

The Bible

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I can’t not add this book to my list. This is the book that has shaped me and by whose teachings I strive to live by.

The Hunger Games

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While Twilight got me into reading, The Hunger Games made me the avid reader that I am. After reading this series I started reading more and more books. It probably started my book buying problems too.

A Light in the Attic

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In elementary school, I was a terrible reader. Then, a teacher assistant that I had told me to check out some of Shel Silverstein’s books of poetry and I absolutely fell in love with them all. A Light in the Attic has always been my favorite, I remember checking it out of the library like ten times and even memorizing some of the poems. It will always hold a place in my heart.

 


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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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The Dream Thieves – A Short Review for an Awesome Sequel

★★


 

“In that moment, Blue was a little in love with all of them.Their magic. Their quest. Their awfulness and strangeness. Her raven boys.”

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If you could steal things from dreams, what would you take?

Ronan Lynch has secrets. Some he keeps from others. Some he keeps from himself.

One secret: Ronan can bring things out of his dreams.

And sometimes he’s not the only one who wants those things.

Ronan is one of the raven boys – a group of friends, practically brothers, searching for a dead king named Glendower, who they think is hidden somewhere in the hills by their elite private school, Aglionby Academy. The path to Glendower has long lived as an undercurrent beneath town. But now, like Ronan’s secrets, it is beginning to rise to the surface – changing everything in its wake.

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