Archive | March 2015

My Series Reading Challenge Update

series started before 2015 series started in 2015 series rereads
Semi-Serious 1-6 series 1-6 1-6
Seriously Serious 7-12  (4) 7-12 7-12
Super Seriously Serious 13-18 13-18 13-18
Seriously Spectacular Series Star 18+ 18+ 18+

My goals are in pink!

I have a ton of  series that I have started and need to finish! This challenge is the perfect me! There are a lot of books coming out this year so I will be able to finish a lot of my series.  There is also a lot of series I own that I have never started.  I don’t know if I will do any rereads because I have so much to get through but we will see.  If I do it will only be semi-serious.

The Raven BoysThe Dream ThievesBlue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)The Raven Cycle (4 books) by Maggie Stiefvater Up to date but last book not out

 

Splintered (Splintered, trilogy) by A.G. Howard Splintered (Splintered, #1)Unhinged (Splintered, #2)Ensnared (Splintered, #3)Finished3/15

Abandon Trilogy   byMeg CabotAbandonUnderworldAwaken (Abandon Trilogy, #3)Finished 3/15

White Rabbit Chronicles by Gena Showalter Alice in ZombielandThrough the Zombie GlassThe Queen of Zombie Hearts FINISHED 2/2015

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie PerkinsAnna and the French KissLola and the Boy Next DoorIsla and the Happily Ever A...FINISHED 1/2015

Confessions by James PattersonConfessions of a Murder Sus...The Private School MurdersThe Paris Mysteries Up to date but last book not out

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READ-O-RAMA READ-A-THON

This takes place from 8th – 15th of March

These are The Challenges/My Picks:

(this is what I am thinking but not set in stone)

1) Read a book from your TBR jar/that someone else picked out for you.

Carrier Of The Mark (Carrier, #1)Carrier of the Mark (Carrier #1) by Leigh Fallon

342 pages

 

2) Read a book with green on it.

Unhinged (Splintered, #2)

 

Unhinged (Splintered #2) by A.G. Howard

387 pages

 

3) Read a book with the letters RAMA in the title/author’s name.

The Alchemy of Forever (Incarnation, #1)

The Alchemy of Forever (Incarnation, #1) by Avery Williams

246 pages

 

4) Read a diverse book.

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1) by Susan Ee

326 pages

 

5) Read a book with flowers on it.

Awaken (Abandon Trilogy, #3)

Awaken (Abandon #3) by Meg Cabot

343 pages

 

6) Read a contemporary.

The Sky Is Everywhere

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

288 pages

 

7) Finish a series.

Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)

Bitterblue (Graceling Realm #3) by Kristin Cashore, Ian Schoenherr

563 pages

 

8) Read 7 books.

If I finished all these books I will have read 2495 pages!!!

Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles #3.5) by Marissa Meyer

Fairest: Levana’s Story (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)

Hardcover
222 pages
Published January 27th 2015
by Feiwel & Friends

In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,

                                       Who is the fairest of them all?

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now. Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series.

My Thoughts:

I can’t stand it. Marissa Meyer actually got me to feel sorry for the Queen. I wanted to believe she was evil to the core but as with most people things are not that cut simple. People usually start out as evil creatures. Someone or something  I can’t stand it. Marissa Meyer actually got me to feel sorry for the Queen. I wanted to believe she was evil to the core but as with most people things are not that simple. People don’t usually start out as evil creatures. Someone or something cause those people to have twisted views of what’s right.  As is the case for the Queen. A tragic event changes her views as a child along with constant abuse and neglect turns her into a heartless creature.

This book although short it packs a punch. I was so intrigued with this story that I couldn’t put it down.I felt so many emotions while reading this book. Most of all I felt compassion for the lost little girl the Queen was. She just wanted a family that loved her but her decision made that impossible for any of the things she want to happen. Even if I hadn’t read the previous books I would have been able to see where her life was headed because of all those poor decisions made on her part. Her life was filled with so much pain. I think it has made her a little insane which, by rights would have happened to anyone that had suffered the way she had.

Overall this is just an outstanding addition to an already fantastic series. A must read for the all the fans of this series.  You will not be disappointed!

WARP UP FOR FEBRUARY 2015

My thoughts on these book that I read in February  and the ratings that I gave them on Goodreads.

Rebel Belle THIS WAS A BUFFY REMAKE IN THE BEST SORT OF WAYS.  I GAVE IT 4STARS.  ONLY BECAUSE IT THE FIRST BOOK IN THE SERIES.

Zombies Don't Cry (Living Dead Love Story, #1) I just did not find this book very good.  Although, I do want to read the next book  because of the ending and the ending alone.  That is why I am giving this book 3stars.

Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1) This was a reread for me and I have to say I enjoyed it more than I did the first time. Definitely a 5star book.

The Queen of Zombie Hearts (White Rabbit Chronicles #3)  I loved this series and each book was better than the next.  I had no choice but to give this 5stars because there was not a way to rate it higher.

Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms, #2) I love hearing from the many different points of view.  I always enjoy reading this series and I am anxiously waiting for the next book.  4stars all the way!

Also Known As (Also Known As, #1) This is just fun.  I enjoyed this and it definitely deserves 4stars.

Mr. Darcy's Persistent Pursuit: A Pride and Prejudice Variation  This was an alright variation  but I have read better so this is just a 3star for me.

Written in Red (The Others, #1) I am fascinated with this series.  I love all the various paranormal creatures in this series.  I don’t think I have ever read anything like this.  I had to give this 4stars.

Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop This series just keeps getting better and I can’t wait to read more. This is a solid 4star series.