The Social media book tag

This tag was created by faultydevices here is the original video

All you have to do is answer these bookish questions based on social media sites!

Twitter- You’re favourite shortest book

The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K Rowling 200px-Tales_of_Beedle_the_Bard

I loved this book, even as reading them just as stories they were very fun. My favourite of the stories in the book were- ‘The fountain of fair fortune’ and ‘The tale of the three brothers’.

Facebook- A book everybody pressured you to read

The Fault in our Stars by John Green

The_Fault_in_Our_Stars

I think I read this just as it was being announced that it was being made into a movie. The hype of this book was unreal, so I decided to give in and just read it.

Tumblr- A book you read before it was cool

Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling

harrypotter

I am not saying I was here from the beginning but I read them when it was more uncool to read Harry Potter. I am pretty sure it was the first proper book I ever read.

MySpace- A book you don’t remember whether you liked it or not

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

mockingjay

I remember loving the series, its one of my favourites. But after hearing so many bad things about Mockingjay my own opinions kind of got lost. I cant remember if I was disappointed by the ending or if I liked it. I really need to re-read the book.

Instagram- A book that was so beautiful you had to instagram it

My life next door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

my life next door

This was the last book I put on instagram due to the prettiness of the cover. SO SUMMERY!

Youtube- A book you wish could be turned into a movie

The selection by Kiera Cass 

selection

I think the first book could be adapted into a great movie. I don’t know about the rest of the series but I think the first one would be so good.

Goodreads- A book you would recommend to everyone

Vicious by V.E Schwab

vicious

I wasn’t expecting to like this book as much as I did. I think everyone should give this book a shot even though its adult I think really anyone could read it.

Skype- A book with characters you wish you could talk to instead of just reading about

Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

Vampire academy

Wow I haven’t mentioned this book yet. I would love to talk to these characters (especially Adrian) although I would probably have to do it at night.


Now for tagging people:

Sorry if you have already done this tag before!

Opinionatedbookster

Wordsweheart

Fandomsontherun

My new blog design (+other updates!)

So as you can probably tell I recently got a brand new beautiful header made.

It was out of three options:

#1

header 1

 

 

 

 

 

#2

header 2

 

 

 

 

 

#3

header 3

 

 

 

 

 

I got these awesome headers made by AW Studios books. Who has a booktube channel: link to that is here!

So Thank you for these amazing headers! And you guys should really check out his channel.

Comment below for which header you think I should use! 1, 2 or 3!


Other Updates

Sorry for my absence recently, I kind of got obsessed with Once upon a time and had no time to make posts and no time to read. I am still watching it but when I  am done I may make a post about it or about fairy tale retellings in general!

Also I have college starting soon so my amount of posts may be even less! D:

I promise to try and post as much as I can though 😀

The Selection series book review

selectionThe Selection series

Plot Synopsis: For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined

There will be no spoilers in this review. 😛

The first book in the selection series I loved, it was what I had expected from the book. It wasn’t necessarily fast paced but it was addictive. It didn’t have the most unique world in comparison to other dystopian. Same old split into different districts or factions. Well in this case Castes.

But in this case the series was definitely more focused on the romance aspect of it rather than the ‘changing the world in order for it to become a better place’ it was nice to see how Americas two relationships unfold with Aspen and Maxon but after a while it got a bit repetitive.

It wasn’t as though I was in mixed thought about who I wanted her to end up with. I was screaming throughout the full series ‘JUST PICK MAXON’. But it frustratingly took three whole books for her to decide.

How many times good one girl change her mind?

It was very interesting to read a love triangle book where one of the characters don’t even know they are in a love triangle. In fact it was more like a love hexagon or possible even more sides.

The plot at points was very predictable, I don’t think America Singer was the smartest egg in the basket. The last book had quite a few unexpected turns however which brought my rating up a little.

The first book The Selection had a lot of sweet and funny moments and was the most light hearted in the series.

The Elite however was very slow and predictable. Normally middle books in trilogy’s are usually my favourite. Not in this case however. I feel like everything in this book could of been summed up in 150 pages at most.

The One which is the final book in the series however had a beautiful ending which I was very pleased with.

I recommend this series to any dystopian lovers who are looking for more of a romance book rather than political.

Over all the series is 4 stars! 😀

Favourite quote- This isn’t happily ever after. Its so much more than that.

Song that reminds me of the book series- Devotion- Hurts

Devotion- Hurts 

Anybody else get reminded of the Mikaelson ball from TVD while reading this book?

Percy Jackson and the Olympians series review

Percy Jackson and the lightening thief

“Look, I didn’t want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God.

I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. Now I spend my time battling monsters and generally trying to stay alive

This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I’ve stolen his lightning bolt – and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.”

I wish I picked up this book series earlier. I absolutely love this world and all the characters. This was such a quick read for me, the quickest I’ve had in a long time, the Greek  mythology aspect of it I found very interesting and found myself wanting to learn more about the gods and monsters. As a book for children of about the age 9+ it was very easy and simple to understand and not very descriptive. It wasn’t the most beautiful piece of literature I have ever read but was a very exciting read with amazing characters and a fun world to delve into it.

Percy Jackson and the sea of monsters

“You can’t tell by looking at me that my dad is Poseidon, God of the Sea.

It’s not easy being a half-blood these days. Even a simple game of dodge ball becomes a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants – and that was only the beginning

Now Camp Half-Blood is under attack, and unless I can get my hands on the Golden Fleece, the whole camp will be invaded by monsters. Big ones . . .”

There was so much action in this short book, so much that sometimes you got confused what was happening. However the interactions between all the characters were good. We also got introduced into new characters like Percy’s half brother Tyson, we also learned more about previous events that have happened at Camp half blood. I preferred the first book to Sea of monsters as this one felt a little rushed and quite hard to understand and to focus on one event at a time.

Percy Jackson and the titans curse

“It’s not every day you find yourself in combat with a half-lion, half-human.

But when you’re the son of a Greek God, it happens. And now my friend Annabeth is missing, a Goddess is in chains and only five half-blood heroes can join the quest to defeat the doomsday monster.

Oh and guess what. The Oracle has predicted that not all of us will survive . . .”

I enjoyed this book the most out of all of them, I didn’t have very high expectations as I’ve heard by most people this was there least favourite of the series. I loved all the new characters and being introduced to the new gods, this one felt the most serious so far as it was a life or death situation. I did miss Annabeth quite a bit through this book (why does every book series have that one book with one of the lead characters missing). This is the first book where you begin to feel Percy and his friends grow up and start being teenagers.

 

Percy Jackson and the battle of the Labyrinth

“Honestly, blowing up another school was the last thing I wanted to do.

As the son of a Greek God, I’ve had my share of near-death disaster – and now my arch enemy Luke wants to invade our camp via an ancient labyrinth.

If he succeeds, thousands of bloodthirsty monsters will attack. So it’s goodbye sunshine, hello darkness as four of us descend into the terrifying underground and beyond . . .”

The first 150 pages was amazing, it was so action packed and new characters were introduced and it had such an interesting plot. I loved the prophecy in this one, its the one which made the most sense to me and intrigued me the most.
Then for the next 100 pages I kind of got a bit sick of being in the labyrinth and I felt that it was just kind of repeating itself a bit. Follow Rachel…Get attacked by monsters…Escape. It just got a bit boring and repetitive.
But then the rest of the book was even better than the beginning, the ending was great and was well worth struggling through the middle part of the book. The ending for me made me want to read the next book straight away more than the first three.

Percy Jackson and the last Olympian

“Most people get presents on their sixteenth birthday. I get a prophecy that could save or destroy the world.

It happens when you’re the son of Poseidon, God of the Sea. According to an ancient prophecy, I turn sixteen and the fate of the entire world is on me. But no pressure.

Now Kronos, Lord of the Titans, is beginning his attack on New York City. And the dreaded monster Typhon is also heading our way. So it’s me and forty of my demi-god friends versus untold evil . . .”

This book had so much action from the first page, there was never a dull moment. Until reading this book I never realised how attached I had come to these character, not just the main characters like Percy and Annabeth even the minor characters.
There were so many twists and turns in this book and you never knew who to trust.
This was such a good and satisfactory ending to the series.