APRIL WRAP-UP

Good afternoon readers! I’m super behind on book reviews, because I just went on vacation with no wifi and took advantage of the tropical weather by reading a whole bunch of books lol. They were all amazing, but definitely put some weight on my luggage, and almost broke my shoulders (especially Lady Midnight). Also, I’m really sorry I missed a bunch of everyone’s posts lately, since my reader isn’t working right and won’t allow me to like your posts! AND dumb WordPress won’t let me align left so I’m also sorry about the awful formatting in this post.

In addition, I know this could be quite a bit early, but I would like to start collecting questions for a future Q&A celebration post for when I hit 500. 😉 And thank you to every one of my followers who has carried me to 400 this month!! I’m thinking of doing an giveaway too, along with the Q&A, for a Barnes and Noble/Amazon giftcard!

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Lady Midnight//Cassandra Clare

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This book left me internally screaming at the end from all the unresolved love triangles. And Emma’s life choices. Seriously. I wouldn’t have even believed this was possible before I read this, but somehow TDA is even BETTER than the TMI series. I wasn’t aware anything better existed until I got my nose buried in Lady Midnight. Also, you HAVE to read all of Cassandra Clare’s other series, or it won’t make sense. Overall this book was perfection and awesomeness smooshed up into a bunch of sacred pages, and I can’t wait for more in a few weeks!

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Scythe//Neal Shusterman

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Okay so first, two things that are big news: this is a series (yes!) and it is being made into a film by Universal (also yes!). This book had a really interesting and therefore, great, base of an idea to begin with, and didn’t let me down. The action/adventure only got better, as you dug yourself deeper into the secrets of the scythdom (yes you heard that right). I loved the main characters…they were really likable yet flawed, but from my past experience Shusterman isn’t great with romance, so this book killed me on behalf of that! Rowan and Citra clearly deny the fact that they like each other throughout the book, given near the end Rowan admits he loves her and Citra replies “Same here.” And I stared at the book in utter silence, thinking, SAME HERE?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME CITRA THAT’S NOT A CASUAL SORT OF REMARK.

The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale

Maus//Art Spiegelman

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To be quite candid, this was an incredible, one of a kind, extremely insightful graphic novel that deserves praise. But it just wasn’t for me. I didn’t fly through it and found it a little confusing, although overall, bottom line, it is a crazy impressive book. It is the true story of the author’s father surviving WWII, and I know, that makes it sound like a boring stereotypical survival story, but it’s NOT. I loved how the people of different religion, nationalities, etc, are portrayed as animals, as a way of showing the harsh segregation Hitler lay upon the world. The animals have a very deep meaning in the story, and this makes it intriguing.

Please comment any questions for our future Q&A post!

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45 thoughts on “APRIL WRAP-UP

  1. If you we’re trapped on an Island 🏝 forever which book 🕮 would you take and why? (this is a HARD one so you can choose from either A book or an author that you can live of their writing). Oooh congrats on the 400!! 😁

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  2. Congratulations on 400 followers! And here are my questions:
    What is your favourite part of blogging?
    What is the favourite post you have made so far and why?
    How long have you been blogging for?
    If you had to live off one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

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  3. Congrats on 400 followers 🙂
    My questions would be:
    1.What’s your fandom?
    2.A fantasy book that made you cry?

    I haven’t read anything by Cassandra Clare except the 1st book of TMI,CITY OF BONES.I so need to get on reading those books.

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  4. Questionsǃ
    1.) Do you keep a journal/diary? Why/why not?
    2.) What places/things/people inspire you most?
    3.) Reading or writing? Some of both?
    4.) Other activities that help your creativity?
    5.) If you could only read two books for the rest of your life– one that you’ve already read and one that you haven’t yet read– which books would they be, and why?

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  5. Congrats on 400! WOOT! lol, my question is: Do you ever think you will write a book? What genre would it be in?
    Also, Maus has been on my TBR for foreeeeever, and is it shameful that I haven’t read any of TMI books? Probably, right?

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    • Thank you for the compliment and the questions!! I appreciate it! Maus isn’t a MUST if your really into the YA WWII novels, and the TMI series are by far the best fantasy books I have EVER read and will EVER read! 😁 My friend made me read them, although I never had any interest beforehand….I thought the cover was weird for one 😂. I guess that just backs up ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ (a rule I usually hate following).

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  6. I’m glad you really enjoyed Lady Midnight, I’m assuming your very excited for Lord of Shadows that comes out this month! 🙂

    Questions for you: How has this blog changed you? and Do you see yourself blogging for the years to come?

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  7. If you could team up with one person to start a campaign, who it it be and what would your campaign focus on?

    What is more important to you in a story: emphasis on the plot or emphasis on the characters?

    One memory you’d never want to forget?

    What song could you sing for eternity?

    What is your motto?

    Who is your role model?

    Describe yourself in five words?

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  8. It won’t be too long before you hit 500, you have a pretty popular blog. A theory on the “same here” from Sythe, maybe she didn’t want Rowan to know she wasn’t too interested because of the dangers that may occur because of it? I haven’t read the book but I have a feeling there was a reason behind it

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    • Thank you! ❤️ You’re probably 100% right to be honest, because there’s going to be a sequel (I’m assuming it’s a trilogy) and who knows what will happen but I feel like things will be clarified more, and there’s a good chance it’s for that reason you explained. Forbidden love is practically the theme of every novel nowadays (so stereotypical but whatever). My friends say that it was because they both knew they loved each other all along so they didn’t have to let each other know?? Idk but I can’t wait to see what happens in the sequel 😄.

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  9. Question!
    When did you start your blog?
    Who was your first follower?
    Why did you start this blog?
    What is your favourite book genre?
    That’s it! I hope no one has asked those questions before/ If they do, Please let me know! And congrats on hitting 400 followers!!!

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  10. Congratulations on 400 followers!! AHH, Lady Midnight was SO GOOD I’m still left in awe. Lord of Shadows comes out in two weeks and I am so excited!!

    Question: If Tessa, Clary and Emma were all in mortal peril and you could save one of them, who would it be?

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  11. Haven’t read any of these yet but have Scythe on my TBR and have been meaning to read The Infernal Devices for soooo long. I’m not sure I’ll ever read TMI but I wanted to try the sequels first, as many people say they are better.
    Great post! 🙂

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    • Thank you! (and also this is so sweet of you to write all these comments!!) You know I hear that quite often; a lot of people say they can’t get into tmi, but I feel like the Infernal Devices could be kinda confusing without reading tmi…Maybe if you just read spoilers from the last tmi book online since the last book links into the Infernal Devices. I’m half way into Lord of Shadows and it’s AMAZING. 🙂

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      • No problem, Sarah! And sure thing ❤ I don't always have time to bloghop so I get like a couple days a week where I try to check everyone's posts at the same time XD Sorry about the million notifications by the way!
        Oh I see… I didn't know about that. I thought because they were sequels, there wasn't much I would need to know from TMI. Thank you for pointing it out! I'll see how I'll tackle that 😉 (But to be honest, I sooo don't feel like reading all those books now XD So I'll probably read the spoilers… *feeling like a bad bookworm* ) Everyone seems to think so, which makes me even more excited to try it! 😊

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