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Guys I just got a notification saying it was my 2 year anniversary here on wordpress! Thank you so much for following and liking and commenting. I can’t wait to continue growing with you.

Here’s To Another year!

A new post will be up later today!

Until Next Time, Alex

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Book Reviews

The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

“The second book in the the latest series from Percy Jackson creator Rick Riordan. The god Apollo, stuck in the body of a teenage boy, must undergo the second of his trials to regain his immortality.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

Hey guys sorry for the little break! I’ve been a little busy with just being home and enjoying spring break. So get ready for a lot of book reviews. Cause I have been reading a lot.

But anyway, I really enjoyed this book. It’s the sequel to Hidden Oracle and I think the last book is coming out later this year. I thought it was a good sequel to the story. We got a lot of good character development. But honestly, the book felt like a filler book in the series. There was action, but I don’t know the book just seemed to lack.

I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars. It just felt lacking. This is a middle grade book, but I do recommend it to anyone. It can be read by anyone honestly.

Until Next Time,

Alex

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Fireworks by Katie Cotugno

“From Katie Cotugno, bestselling author of 99 Days, comes Fireworks—about a girl who is competing with her best friend to become the new pop star of the moment—and all the drama and romance that comes with it—set in Orlando during the late-’90s boy-and-girl-band craze.

It was always meant to be Olivia. She was the talented one, the one who had been training to be a star her whole life. Her best friend, Dana, was the level-headed one, always on the sidelines, cheering her best friend along.

But everything changes when Dana tags along with Olivia to Orlando for the weekend, where superproducer Guy Monroe is holding auditions for a new singing group, and Dana is discovered too. Dana, who’s never sung more than Olivia’s backup. Dana, who wasn’t even looking for fame. Next thing she knows, she and Olivia are training to be pop stars, and Dana is falling for Alex, the earnest, endlessly talented boy who’s destined to be the next big thing.

It should be a dream come true, but as the days of grueling practice and constant competition take their toll, things between Olivia and Dana start to shift . . . and there’s only room at the top for one girl. For Olivia, it’s her chance at her dream. For Dana, it’s a chance to escape a future that seems to be closing in on her. And for these lifelong best friends, it’s the adventure of a lifetime—if they can make it through. ”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

So I liked this book and I wasn’t sure I was going to. I mean it seemed like it was a stereotypical YA contemporary. And it kind of was. It had quite a few redeeming qualities though that made it somewhat memorable.

1) a boy who was a Virgin

2) a believable sex scene

3) a believable friendship and fall out

But okay there were a few things that pissed me off. Like why do we have to pit girls against each other??? Just because a girl is skinny and beautiful and successful does not automatically make her a bitch. And just because a girl comes from a bad home life and isn’t the prettiest does not automatically make her a good person.

I gave this book a 3 out of 5 stars. It did have redeeming qualities and it was good but I’m so tired of the stereotypical YA. I’m tired of pitting woman against woman.

Until Next Time,

Alex

Book Reviews

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

“The capital has fallen.

The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.

Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova’s amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling’s secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

Sorry for the late post! I forgot today was posting day.

But anyway I really enjoyed this book. I thought Alina’s character development was amazing. Her strength was amazing to see. We cared about the other characters and yeah. I don’t have much else to say since it is the third book in the trilogy and I don’t want to give any spoilers.

I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars. I wanted to give a 5 out of 5 stars, I really did. But the romance fell flat for me again. Alina could’ve been so much happier but no. Anyway, I recommend this trilogy because the world building and the story is really great.

Until Next Time,

Alex

Book Reviews

Siege and Storm

“Enter the Grishaverse with Book Two of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom.

Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Alina Starkov’s power has grown, but not without a price. She is the Sun Summoner―hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Shadow Fold. But she and Mal can’t outrun their enemies for long.

The Darkling is more determined than ever to claim Alina’s magic and use it to take the Ravkan throne. With nowhere else to turn, Alina enlists the help of an infamous privateer and sets out to lead the Grisha army.

But as the truth of Alina’s destiny unfolds, she slips deeper into the Darkling’s deadly game of forbidden magic, and further away from her humanity. To save her country, Alina will have to choose between her power and the love she thought would always be her shelter. No victory can come without sacrifice―and only she can face the oncoming storm.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

So wow I honestly wasn’t expecting to like this book. I mean it’s the second in a trilogy so usually it has second book slump. Usually I have to force myself through the second book. But in this case I didn’t.

I fell in love with this book and even more with the world. The characters became more dynamic and we saw different sides to them. We met other possible romances and I shipped Alina with them more. And like come on, Nikolai 😍😍😍

But the book had so much adventure an d twists and turns. I think Alina became a more flawed character which made me like her even more.

I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars. I recommend it to anyone who likes the first oil and recommend this series to anyone that likes fantasy!

Until Next Time,

Alex