Monthly Archives: April 2016

Shelf Candy Saturday #6

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This weeks Shelf Candy Saturday is…

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I love this cover. I love how the first time you look at it its like, whatever. It looks kind of plain and simple. But…

Look again. It actually has so much complexity. It looks like the words are on a waterfall, but you can see a person standing on the sand below the waterfall, as well as someone inside of the H. I also love seeing a little bit of the city above it. I think it’s so cool how much there is going on on this cover, without it being overwhelming.

-Leah

Blog Feature-Sean

Sean and I recently decided to feature each others blogs. His blog some amazing content, and you should totally check it out!

Sean’s Blog: https//:kingdombookblog.wordpress.com

Sean’s Goodreads: https//:www.goodreads.com/user/show/49164112-sean

Sean’s Post Featuring Me: https//:kingdombookblogblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/23/blog-feature-leah/

GLASS SWORD REVIEW

https//:kingdombookblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/glass-sword-review/

April 20, 2016

Mini Review

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Rating: 5/5

I really loved this book. It totally blew my mind and my expectations.

Main Characters: Mare, Kilorn, Cal, Maven, Cameron, Shade, Farley, Elara, Nix, Harrick

Characters: 8/10

-loved main character

-grew to like Cal way more than in the first book

Writing: 10/10

-love the dark atmosphere Aveyard creates

-immersed me the her world

Plot: 9/10

-great continuation

-great twists, betrayals, and plot progression

Pace: 9/10

-beginning was a little slow

-so action-packed once you get passed the slow part

Fun Fact: Originally this series was going to be a trilogy, but it was recently turned into a quartet!

-Sean, kingdombookblog

 

TOP 5 BOOK HANGOVERS

March 2, 2016
Created by:

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TOP 5 BOOK HANGOVERS

For this topic I will be picking books that had me completely stunned when I finished them:)

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I can’t say much about this one because of spoilers, but the ending to this book was MIND BLOWING! I couldn’t get over the ending of this book, and I can’t believe that I haven’t even read beyond this book in the series yet.

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I can guarantee that none of you have read this book, but I will seriously be mad if I don’t see more people adding this to their Goodreads to-read list. This is book by my 5th grade Social Studies teacher from years back, and I couldn’t be more proud of him for this story. It is an engaging, heart-wrenching, and tear-jerking book about cancer, and it left me sobbing for hours.

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This series is super underrated, and I really would love if more people read it. These books are mystery thrillers, and may I put an emphasis on how THRILLING this book was! This book is told from 2nd person, which is unique in it’s own way, but it was really the clear effort the author put into writing these action/twist scenes that really left my head spinning. I highly recommend you read this one, but wait until you have a lot of free time because you won’t want to put this one down.

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GAHHHHH! MY MIND IS STILL BLOWN! It took me months to finally stop obsessing over the characters, twists, and events in this book.

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This book was so crazy. The whole way through it was PACKED with action and suspense. And when I thought it couldn’t get anymore crazier, the real crazy happened. If you read the epilogue for this book and your head didn’t explode, I don’t think you are human.

-Sean, kingdombookblog

Once again, you all should totally go ahead and visit Sean’s blog when you get a minute.

-Leah

My New Bookshelf!

Hey guys! So as some of you may know, I haven’t had a real bookshelf for quite a while, but guess what? I finally got one! I actually really love it, and even though it is way too small, it’s the only thing that’ll fit in my room. Here’s a picture-

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Since I took this picture, I just added a couple of trinkets to make it look a little better. I still have piles of books under my bed and on top of my closet, but I think that this is a good start. How big is your bookshelf? Is it big enough?

-Leah

Shelf Candy Saturday #7

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Hey everyone! For this weeks Shelf Candy Saturday, I chose…

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Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas. All of Sarah’s books have gorgeous covers, and are so well written. If you haven’t read a book by her, you better get on that because her books are amazing! While reading her writing, there are points when I’ll be reading a line, and than rereading the same line over and over because it was just so well written.

-Leah

The #BookshelfScavengerHunt

I was tagged by Never Trust a Booknerd to do this tag. In this tag, you basically have to go on a scavenger hunt on your bookshelves and, by following the directions, find a book or cover to post on your blog. Let’s read the first instruction!

Find a book with the letter Z in its title or the author’s name:

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The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Find me a classic:

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The Giver by Lois Lowry

Find the oldest book on your shelf:

This one might be The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis, but I’m not really sure…

Find a book with a key on its cover:

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Sorry! I have yet to purchase a book with a key on the cover so I’m going to pass.

Find something on your shelf that isn’t a book:

So as of now, I don’t have a real book shelf, but I do have a picture of me and my aunt from when  I was a toddler.

Find a book with an animal on the cover:

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Find a book with a girl on its cover:

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Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

Find a non-YA book:

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Julius Ceasar by William Shakespeare

Find a book with stars on its cover:

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The only book that I could find with a star on it was Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.

Find a book with golden letters:

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A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin.

Who I tag:

Fell For Books

EitaKalice

Kingdom Book Blog

 

 

 

 

Burn, Rewrite, or Reread Book Tag

I wasn’t actually tagged by anyone, but I’ve wanted to do this tag for a while, so I figured I’d give it a shot!

The rules are as follows:

  • Choose 3 books (I am using the ‘random’ option on Goodreads)
  • For each group of books, choose a book to burn, to rewrite and to reread
  • Repeat until you’ve completed 3 rounds

Round 1:

  1. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  2. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
  3. Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers

This is actually really hard. Don’t hate me for this but..

Burn: Animal Farm

Rewrite: Eclipse

Reread: Assassin’s Heart

Round 2:

  1. The Lost City of Z by David Grann
  2. The Secret Life of Sparrow Delaney by Suzanne Harper
  3. Looking for Alaska

Burn: The Lost City of Z

Rewrite: The Secret Life of Sparrow Delaney

Reread: Looking for Alaska

Round 3:

  1. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by Jk Rowling
  3. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

This is hard!

Burn: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Rewrite: Fahrenheit 451

Reread: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

This was actually way harder then I thought it would be! I’m going to tag:

Kingdom Books Site

A Thousand Lives

And

Bibliophile Wanderlust Blog

Enjoy!

-Leah

Shelf Candy Saturday #5!

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Hey everyone! For this weeks Shelf Candy Saturday I’m going to be featuring a cover that you’ve all probably seen around before. I’m going to be showing…

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. I really love this illustrated version, and am dying to get my hands on a copy of it. There are so many different covers for this book, but I think this one really stands out for its gorgeous cover and illustrations. What Alice in Wonderland cover is your favorite? Leave a comment letting me know!

-Leah