Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April Wrap-up 2014

This was also a pretty slow reading month for me, but it was MUCH better than the last couple of months!! *sigh of relief* So let me get into this short wrap up!~

Beyonders: A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull: I gave this book 4.25 stars...yeah, that's a bit random...but whatevs. I found this book hard to get into, but once it started to get going, I did really enjoy myself. I had a lot of problems with it though. I'll link my review of it below if you are curious to see all of my thoughts. ^^v

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson: I gave this book 5 stars. I would give it more because Brandon Sanderson...but 5 shall suffice for now. ^^v I have not gotten a chance to review this book yet, but when I do, I'll link it down below so you can see my thoughts. I have a lot of them. XD 

Well, that is it. XD I told you it was going to be short! Haha! But I enjoyed both of these books a lot, so that is a vast improvement from my other reading months. I am currently 11/25 books into my reading challenge and I'm feeling good. ^^ Go me! Haha! So that's all, so until next time! Peace out! 

Beyonder's review:

Sunday, April 20, 2014

April Book Haul!~

 So, I was kind of bad this month...I bought some books...Sorry not sorry. XD

 Seraphina by Rachel Hartman: I had been wanting this book for quite some time now...I have been on a huge dragon kick as of late, so when I found this book at Half Price Books, I went, "MINE!!"

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson: I wasn't planning on getting this book....but I ended up at Books A Million and I was looking for discounted books, found a Sanderson book, and then was like...I need more Sanderson!!!! So I found him in the fantasy section and THIS! IT'S HUGE!!!!! I'm so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brandon Sanderson is a god.

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi: I FINALLY FRIGGEN FOUND THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been looking EVERYWHERE for this book and I couldn't find it in any book store...I had an aversion to buying it online for some reason, but I friggen found it!!! EEEEEEEEEE!!! This cover....So pretty.....

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson: This...I found this the bargain section of Books A Million and I made this face. OoO!! $4.97....Yes please!!! I am currently reading this book and am 94 pages in....So much love!! There is a lot of math and geometry in it, but the concept is so weird and different, that I'm in love with it. Like I said before. Brandon Sanderson is a god. <3

Prodigy by Marie Lu: Finally I was able to find this book (that seems to be the theme of this haul)!! Every new book I found looked about the same or worse than this I wasn't going to pay full price for it...I think this was $7.99 at Half Price Books? Well anyways, I have been thinking about this series for a while now, so I'm happy to have this book!~

Red Rising by Pierce Brown: I have no idea what this book is about...I won it in a Goodreads giveaway. I know it is dystopian....but that's all. XD

Black Sun Rising by C.S. Friedman: Another book I have no idea what it's's fantasy?! I got it at Goodwill and I liked the cover.


Eon by Alison Goodman: As I mentioned before, I have been obsessed with dragons as of late. I have been wanting to read this series since Little Book Owl read it. Dragons...<3

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes: I FINALLY found this book!!! I am so happy!!! I have been wanting to read this book for a looooooong time!!! But I finally found it!!~ <3 <3 I'm so excited!!~ Half Price Books...You did me well this trip!~

Champion by Marie Lu: I found this at Half Price Books too!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! I'm so happy!~ <3

The Giver by Lois Lowry: I FINALLY FOUND THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I read it in the 8th grade and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since then!! I'm so happy to have found this book...Like...over the friggen moon.

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman: I have also been looking for this book for for-fricken-ever. I got this one at Goodwill and I am quite content with this. ^^

A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin:  I finally have the last book (that is out) in the Song of Ice and Fire series!~ I am very excited because dragons. XD I still have yet to catch up to this point in the series, but I have it now, and it's pretty~ This trip to Half Price Books was one of the best!~ <3 

Well that was my haul!~ I do plan on getting a few more books this month, so I'll post those later!~ Until next time my sweet little turtledoves!~ Byie!!!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Beyonders: A World Without Heores--The Review

Jason Walker has often wished his life could be a bit less predictable--until a routine day at the zoo ends with Jason transporting from the hippo tank into a strange, imperiled world.

Lyrian is full of dangers and challenges unlike any place Jason has ever known.  The people live in fear of their malicious wizard emperor, Maldor. The brave resistors who once opposed Maldor have been bought off or broken, leaving a a realm where fear and suspicion prevail.

In his search for a way home, Jason meets Rachel, who was also mysteriously drawn to Lyrian from our world. Jason and Rachel become entangled in a quest to piece together the word of power that can destroy the emperor, and learn that their best hope to find a way home will be to save this world without heroes.

**4.25 Stars**

So, I had heard about this book...or maybe it was just the author...from a booktuber, Connor O'Brien. I have been watching his channel for a bit, and as he enjoys fantasy, I try to pay attention to the books he reads. I saw this book discounted at Books A Million and recognized the author's name and nabbed it. This is a middle grade fantasy novel that starts out in our world and then takes an unexpected turn. 

I thought the start of this book was super was sooooooooooooooo slow! The author described EVERYTHING!! I was like "'s Colorado...I think we can figure out what it looks like..." Then I felt like things just kind of happened. I's middle grade...but needed something more. Once Jason gets to the beyond and meets Rachel, the book picks up and gets interesting. They meet oddball characters, learn about this strange new world, and try to evade all the creatures and things trying to kill them.

This book is VERY linear. They did this, then they did this, then they went there and talked to this person. No real twists. The end is a bit twisty, which I actually really appreciated. Also, I felt that things just kind of seemed to work in their favor. I also felt that Rachel's character wasn't very important to this story. I mean, she did a few things Jason couldn't, but because she was a female in a world that didn't really value females, (it was kind of middle age-y-ish??) she really didn't do anything (though I feel her character might become more important in the second book). Character wise, they weren't very deep.

Although I didn't rave about this book, I actually did enjoy this book. The way the book ended made me really curious as to what is going to happen in the second book and even the third. Brandon Mull is a very good author and I loved the language he used. He integrated some more difficult vocabulary into the book that would make the reader think a bit (not so much if you are older..maybe?). I think he made a very interesting world and some very interesting creatures and characters. 

If you are into middle grade fantasy, I would give this book a shot!~ Also this is book 6/10 for my 2014 bookish resolution!~ I might be changing my resolution up a bit just because of how things are going, but we'll see!

Until next time my sweet little duckies!~


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Late March/Early April Book/Bookish Haul 2014

Now that I'm working at Goodwill, I get to check out the book selection more often. I will get done with my shift or go on lunch and just look around and see if there is anything I am interested in. I have to not do that. XP Here's what I ended up with!~

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer: This book has been haunting me for years, but I never knew what it was...I just thought it was dumb...But then I found out that it was a fantasy book, so I thought I'd start hunting this series down...It took me FOREVER for me to find this book. -____-' And then I was like, "I really want the hard covers..." but I figured that I should just nab it before it took me another half a year to find another copy. XP

 I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore: I have wanted to start this series for quite some time, but I could never find a copy of any of the books in the series...Then I heard that the series wasn't so good, so I didn't want to pay full price for it. So I didn't! Yay! It's a bit banged up, but it's the cover I wanted and that makes me happy~

 King of Foxes by Raymond E. Feist: This is mostly a cover buy...It had a fox on it...and in the title....^^'' I did do some research on it before I bought it. XP It is a fantasy novel, the second book in the Conclave of Shadow's series, and the series had really good ratings on Goodreads. So I bought it! XD

Well, that's everything! It was a small haul, but I think it was a good one!~ Until next time my little shortbread cookies!~ Peace!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

March Wrap-up!!

So this has been a pretty crappy month for me...My bird died, my cat died and my other cat got sick (she's doing better now)...and the books...meh. I only finished two books this month and started another one...

A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin:  So, I started this book in February, but I finished it in the second week of March..I think? This book too me forever to read, not because it is a hefty book, but because there wasn't as much action in it as there was in A Game of Thrones. But it was still really good. I think I gave it 3.5 or 4 stars? I am hoping the next book it better. I want more action!! \>w</

Allegiant by Veronica Roth:  Then I started this book....I didn't really know what to expect from this book. A lot of people hated it because of the ending and a lot of people enjoyed it. Now..I didn't really mind the was the rest of the book that sucked. NOTHING FRIGGEN HAPPENED!!!!!!!! I was so bloody bored, that by the time the book was done and shiz was going down, I didn't really care....I was just glad it was done....-_____- That's no bueno. I think I gave it 3 stars...but I think I might change it to 2...

I am only 3 chapters into this book, Beyonders: A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull and I'm not really sure how I am feeling about it so's....a very odd book so far. Very. Odd. And very describe-y. Not a huge fan of that...but it's just getting started, so I'm going to give it a chance still.

Well, That's all...a very short wrap-up. My TBR is coming up very soon and a book haul. Also, a very special (to me, at least) VHS haul! All of them are in Korean!~ WEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! And no. I don't speak Korean. XD

Bye my loveys!~ <3 Chuu!~