Rewrite, Reread, or Burn Tag

Hello readers! Once again, I was tagged by Sean for another exciting tag and you can check out Sean’s tag here! I’ve decided to tag Beth, go check out her blog!

So this tag is a game where you pick three books at random and decide which one to rewrite, which one to reread, or which one to burn. I decided to do 6 rounds because I am ridiculous. (Sorry lol) I wrote a selection of titles down and I am drawing them from a mug, so lets begin!

1) Image result for divergentImage result for FANGIRLACOTAR

  • Divergent – Burn
  • Fangirl – Rewrite
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses – Reread

This one was kind of hard. I loved Fangirl and Divergent, but Fangirl won out.

 

2) Image result for six of crowsImage result for hunger games book coverImage result for the unbecoming of mara dyer

  • Six of Crows – Rewrite
  • The Hunger Games – Reread
  • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer – Burn

Mara Dyer was an ok book to me, making it easy to burn, and I loved Six of Crows but there are things I would change in that book.

3) Image result for obsidian book coverImage result for the fifth wave book coverImage result for the fault in our stars book cover

  • Obsidian – Rewrite
  • The 5th Wave – Reread
  • The Fault in Our Stars – Burn

Disclaimer: I LOVED TFIOS a few years ago, and I still do, but Obsidian and 5th Wave were sooo good.

4) Image result for vampire academy book coverImage result for shadow queen book coverImage result for stalking jack the ripper

  • Vampire Academy – Reread
  • The Shadow Queen – Burn
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper – Rewrite

Okay, in all fairness I really did enjoy The Shadow Queen. However, if I rewrote SJTR I think it would be better than Shadow Queen. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

5) Image result for sorcerer's stoneImage result for shatter me book coverImage result for enclave

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Reread
  • Shatter Me – Burn
  • Enclave – Rewrite

Okay, we all know how I feel about Shatter me. I liked Enclave a lot but there were things I would change, and how could anyone even think of editing/burning J.K. Rowling’s masterpiece???

6) Image result for pawn book coverImage result for holding up the universeImage result for pulse patrick carman

  • Pawn – Burn
  • Holding Up the Universe – Reread
  • Pulse – Rewrite

I read Pulse so long ago, I can’t remember much other than it being a semi-good book. Pulse had such a good concept going, but I feel the execution was poor. Holding Up the Universe was honestly actually really cute and I’d have no problem rereading it.

 

So that’s all for this tag. If you agree or disagree with me, why? Let me know in the comments, and lets talk about it! Before this month ends, I plan on doing a book haul post and Six of Crows & Crooked Kingdom review. I might also throw in another tag, but that one might have to wait until May. (:

Thanks for reading,

Bri

April Update

Hello readers! Once again, I apologize for being absent, and I will try to make up for that in this post. For the sake of your sanity though, I will try to keep it fairly short and exciting. Since I posted my Shadow Queen review and Easter Book Tag, I haven’t been doing much. I had a few sick days, but for the most part I’ve been focusing on reading. This weekend I celebrated Easter with my family, and I finished Six of Crows! I’ve decided I’m going to do a Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom review in one post, so the next review will hopefully be later this week. I also think I’m going to do a book haul at the end of the month, what do yo think of that? Let me know in the comments, and happy reading!

 

Bri

Easter Book Tag

Hello and Happy Easter everyone! And for those of you who don’t celebrate Easter, Happy Spring!

I was tagged by Sean, and I’m going to tag Bunny.

Rabbits – A book you wish would multiply, or have a sequel. Image result for eleanor and park

I chose Eleanor and Park for this because I would love to read another book about these two!

Egg – A book that surprised you.

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I chose Looking for Alaska for this book, mainly because I was surprised at how emotionally attached I got to the characters.

Hunt – A book that was hard for you to get your hands on.

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This one was hard for me! I’ve never really had a struggle trying to get a book, but the first one I bought was delivered to my house with a giant hole in the cover..?

Lambs – A children’s story you still enjoy.

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I still remember reading FableHaven for my first time. I will never not love this series.

Spring – A book with a cover that reminds you of spring.

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I chose All the Bright Places for this one because the pastel colors are so pretty and bright.

Rising from the dead – a book from a deceased author

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Baskets – A book in your wishlist right now.

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I’ve had these books in my wishlist FOREVER. I’ve just never gotten around to buying them.

Candy – A book that is sweet.

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Nothing is sweeter than Cath and Levi. Nothing.

 

That’s it for this tag! Do you agree or disagree with any of my picks? If so, let me know in the comments!

Review: The Shadow Queen – C.J. Redwine

WARNING: This post does contain spoilers, but I will specify before I mention them.

The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine

5/5 stars

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Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.

In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart.

But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.

Okay, for starters I LOVED Redwine’s book Defiance. (I’d rather not talk about Deception and Deliverance) So when I found out Redwine had released another series I excited, and even more excited that it was a retelling of Snow White. I loved the characters in this book. I loved how brave and brilliant Lorelai was, I loved how loyal Kol was to his friends and Lorelai, and I loved how witty and funny Leo was. I also loved the way Redwine executed this book. I loved the tale of different kingdoms, and the Draconi warriors. I loved how the fairytale world fit so nicely with the story, and I didn’t feel like I was reading a children’s book.

 

 

This next bit will contain spoilers!!

 

 

So, I gave The Shadow Queen five stars, but there were only two things I didn’t really like, and they’re pretty minor. I didn’t like how early Leo died in the book! That part honestly made me so sad. Throughout the entire rest of the book I kept thinking, “No this is fine. Leo isn’t really dead. He’ll come back and everything will be fine. This is fine.” (Another spoiler: It wasn’t fine) I thought it was weird how attached I was to Leo even though he died fairly early, and I wish he would’ve been able to help Lorelai take back the throne.

The other part that I didn’t really like was that Kol and Lorelai didn’t really get to be together. I understand that Kol has to look over Eldr and Lorelai Ravenspire, but I still wished that they would be able to work something out.

 

So that is all I have to say about The Shadow Queen! Overall it was a great book and I’m glad I’ve read it. I will not be reading The Wish Granter quite yet, because I discovered that it doesn’t involve the same characters, and I’m not sure if I can return to that world without Lorelai and Kol right now. So instead I’ve started Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo! If you have any opinions on either of these books let me know in the comments!

Happy reading,

Bri

Plans for April

Hello dearest darlings! I am SO sorry I’ve been absent lately. I’m graduating high school in May so I’ve been busy making announcements. However, back to the important things. March has ended and here come the April showers. (Seriously though, it poured all day yesterday.) I must admit that my plans for March didn’t fall through like I wanted them to; I only managed to read about 3 books worth. I was able to read Too Late by Colleen Hoover, 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher, part of Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, and most of The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine. And I’ve been happy with most of them! I haven’t completely decided what I’m going to read next other than The Wish Granter, but my current options are:

  • I’ll Give You the Sun – Jandy Nelson
  • Zeroes – Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, & Deborah Biancotti
  • The Starbound trilogy – Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
  • History is All You Left Me – Adam Silvera

I also plan on doing reviews for the books and I plan on doing some fun tags I’ve seen others do! If you’ve read any of these books, let me know what you thought of them! Also, tell me what you plan on reading this month in the comments!

Update

Hi guys! Sorry I’ve been missing lately, I been busy with work, school, and some graduation things. I’m still reading Shadow Queen and I love it so far! If I had more time I’m sure I would’ve finished it by now, but like I said, I’ve just been so busy. However, I am back now and ready to blog! (That sounded so corny.)

Things coming up in the future:

  • Plans for April
  • Shadow Queen review
  • A-Z Book tag maybe?
  • A Disney Princess tag maybe?

Well, that’s all for this update, if you have any recommendations on tags you think I should do, let me know in the comments!

Review: 13 Reasons Why – Jay Asher

WARNING: This post does contain spoilers, but I will specify when I mention them.

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

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You can’t stop the future.
You can’t rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–his classmate and crush–who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.

Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.

So as I stated in a recent post, I mentioned that I wanted to read this book because it was becoming a Netflix series. I loved the idea for the plot of this book. Explanation for suicide and what impacted the decision. Hannah Baker kills herself, and leaves behind a series of tapes explaining why she did what she did, and how a bunch of people influenced her decision. I just had such respect for Hannah for having the guts to tell the people how they helped in her decision to kill her self.

Minor spoiler ahead!

 

 

However, I didn’t like the relationship between Clay and Hannah. It makes sense there wasn’t much of a relationship because Hannah dies, but I still feel like there wasn’t anything really. Clay fawned over her from a distance and they made out at a party but that was it. It never explained how Clay felt about her. It lacked his actual feelings and what he liked about her other than he thought she was beautiful.

Other than that, I really enjoyed this book! If you’ve read this book let me know how you felt about it! Also, I started The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine today. Friend me on Goodreads to see what I plan on reading next!

411 Update

Hello darlings! As I had posted in recent blogs, I wasn’t a fan of Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me. I just couldn’t get attached to Juliette as I wanted to. In my opinion she was annoying and I couldn’t handle the writing style. Maybe I’ll try reading it again later in the year, but for now I’ll move on to 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Have any of you read either of these books?? If you have, let me know in the comments!

Happy readings,

Bri

Reader Confession Book Tag!

Hello again darlings! For this post I’ve decided to do a book tag, but my best friend, Mykenna, is also going to do it with me.

Have you ever damaged a book?

Mykenna: Uh, yea. (One of mine)

Me: No, not that I can think of.

Have you ever damaged a borrowed book?

Mykenna: Nope.

Bri: Yes. Unintentionally, but yes. (It was in like 4th grade, okay?)

How long does it take you to read a book?

Mykenna: 1-3 days with no distractions, but normally a week with distractions, depending on the genre.

Bri: Depends on how into the book I am.  If I’m super into it, I will read everywhere. If I’m not, it’ll probably take me forever.

Books you haven’t finished?

Mykenna: The Lost Hero, Rebel Spring, The Bane Chronicles, and The Rose and the Dagger.Image result for rebel spring

Bri: Birthmarked, and very possibly Shatter Me.Image result for birthmarked caragh obrien book cover

Hyped/popular books you didn’t like?

Mykenna: The Iron Trial, Sweet Evil, Girl Online, Paper Towns, Just One Night, and Glass Sword.Image result for iron trial

Bri: Shatter Me so far, Twilight, and Paper Towns.Image result for paper towns

Any books you wouldn’t tell someone you were reading?

Mykenna: Any overly sexy books.

Bri: Any super erotic book or a super juvenile re-read.

How many books do you own?

Mykenna: Roughly 300… lol

Bri: 196

Are you a fast or slow reader?

Mykenna: Fast, medium when busy.

Bri: Normally fast.

Do you like to buddy read?

Mykenna & Bri: Yes, but we suck.

Do you read better in head or out loud?

Mykenna: Fiction- in my head. Nonfiction- out loud.

Bri: In my head, but I enjoy reading out loud.

If you were only allowed to own one book, what would it be and why?

Mykenna: The Deathly Hallows for obvious reasons.Image result for the deathly hallows

Bri: The Grimm’s Tales.

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Thank you for reading lovelies, and let me know your opinions in the comments!

Review: Pulse- Patrick Carman

WARNING: This post does contain spoilers.

Pulse, Tremor, and Quake by Patrick Carman

2.5/5 stars

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With the help of her mysterious classmate Dylan Gilmore, Faith Daniels discovers that she can move objects with her mind. This telekinetic ability is called a “pulse,” and Dylan has the talent, too.

In riveting action scenes, Faith demonstrates her ability to use her pulse against a group of telekinesis masters who are so powerful they can flatten their enemies by uprooting streetlights, throwing boulders, and changing the course of a hurtling hammer so that it becomes a deadly weapon. But even with her unusual talent, the mind–and the heart–can be difficult to control. If Faith wants to join forces with Dylan and save the world, she’ll have to harness the power of both.

Patrick Carman’s Pulse trilogy is a stunning and epic triumph about the power of the mind–and of love.

Okay so I read this series a few weeks ago, about the middle of February, and I must say I wasn’t that pleased. I enjoyed the idea of Carman’s idea of being able to move things with the mind (who doesn’t?) but I didn’t like that he tried connecting the pulse to the actual body. Being a med student, I was excited to find out what Carman had planned for the second pulse, but then it just never happened. It talked about Faith discovering her second pulse and feeling it in her neck behind her first one, but it never explained how that worked, which was disappointing to me.

I also felt that Carman switched character views so frequently I couldn’t get attached to Faith until the last book. The point of views were so inconsistent I found myself being confused at frequent times. In one page I would be with Dylan and Faith during her training, and a few lines down I would being reading about Hawk doing some tech-geek things. Then before I knew it I was reading about Clara Quinn and all her evil thoughts. It got annoying I felt and I was never able to connect to Faith on the level I wanted to.

I also felt that Dylan and Faith’s relationship had no build up. They began with casting doe-eyes at each other while training and then all of a sudden they were in a relationship and completely in love with each other. If there is going to be a love connection in the book I want to be able to feel it and relate to it.

 

Well readers, that all for this series. Sorry I sound so negative about it, I was sad that this series was more of a disappointment. If you’ve read this series and agree or disagree with me, let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear your opinions!