Monday, February 15, 2016

The Elfstones of Shannara // The Shannara Chronicles // Terry Brooks

As I said in my last post (read it here), I was not that into this The ElfStones of Shannara. I enjoyed it more as I delved deeper into the story and figured out more about Wil, his powers and his history, but this isn't a book that I would read over and over again. I plan on reading the entire series because curiosity got the cat and I really want to know what happens next.

What I liked ::

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  • It's a interesting story. I kept feeling like I was missing something, because I was. I have not read The Sword of Shannara, which is the first book in the series. I started on the second one because I am planning on watching the MTV series and I wanted to be ahead of what they are doing. I actually understood a little more about the history of the world that Terry Brooks created due to watching the first episode. From what I have seen so far, they have strayed off of the path of the book. For example, Wil is a half elf and his dad had the Elfstones. In the book, Wil is a quarter elf and his grandfather had the stones... how they are going to change that if they go back and tell The Sword of Shannara should be interesting. 
  • It's well written. So many books of this day are thrown together with no attention to details. Don't get me wrong, I am pro self publishing and I think Watt Pad is wonderful and it is fantastic that anyone can write and be read. That doesn't mean that everything out there is going to be great. Even some of my favorite authors *coughs* Mercedes Lackey *coughs* have plot holes and make mistakes, but this story was well written with no major screw ups or plot holes. 

Monday, February 8, 2016

February TBR (To Be Read) (PS :: I'm Back)

I took a long break from blogging.
I was super overwhelmed by life and I was trying to do to much at once (as usual). But I am back and blogging again and writing again and I may go on hiatus from time to time but here we are.
Let's jump right in!
It's February... Can you believe it? I thought a good way to get everything going again would be to to a February #TBR.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Open Books Blog Reviews // Spinning Starlight // R.C. Lewis

Spinning Starlight
Author // R.C. Lewis
Publication Date // October 6, 2015
Description // Sixteen-year-old heiress and paparazzi darling Liddi Jantzen hates the spotlight. But as the only daughter in the most powerful tech family in the galaxy, it's hard to escape it. So when a group of men shows up at her house uninvited, she assumes it's just the usual media-grubs. That is, until shots are fired. Liddi escapes, only to be pulled into an interplanetary conspiracy more complex than she ever could have imagined. Her older brothers have been caught as well, trapped in the conduits between the planets. And when their captor implants a device in Liddi's vocal cords to monitor her speech, their lives are in her hands: One word, and her brothers are dead. Desperate to save her family from a desolate future, Liddi travels to another world, where she meets the one person who might have the skills to help her bring her eight brothers home-a handsome dignitary named Tiav. But without her voice, Liddi must use every bit of her strength and wit to convince Tiav that her mission is true. With the tenuous balance of the planets deeply intertwined with her brothers' survival, just how much is Liddi willing to sacrifice to bring them back? Haunting and mesmerizing, this retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Wild Swans fuses all the heart of the classic tale with a stunning, imaginative world in which a star-crossed family fights for its very survival. 
Pre Order:
Amazon: Spinning Starlight

Review //

From the author of Stitching Snow, we get a new fairytale retelling a twist on the fairy tale of The Wild Swans. I drew several similarities between this story and The Little Mermaid, so I had to do a little digging. I didn't find anything directly linked to The Little Mermaid, but I did find some interesting information in my search.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday // Top Ten Sequels (or Prequels) That Haven't Been Made... Yet

For this weeks Top Ten Tuesday, I wanted to talk about some sad things. And by sad I mean the fact that these haven't been written... that I know of. Please correct me if I am wrong. As of writing this I am running on fumes but I hope you all can agree with me.

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1. Sequel:: Dragon Prophecy Book II // Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory - One of, no probably my favorite book of all time is The Outstretched Shadow by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory. If you haven't read this book, stop everything right now and read it. In 2012, my dreams came true... sort of. I guess if you wish upon a star long enough your dreams can come true because I wished so hard for a prequel to this series that Mercedes Lackey (aka The Queen) must have magically heard my request and they wrote the first book in the Dragon Prophecy Trilogy which takes place thousands of years the events in the Obsidian Mountain Trilogy.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What I Am Reading Wednesday // Shatter Me

So I have been pretty overwhelmed lately by everything that I have had to do. There is so much work that goes into the blog and everything that you guys know already know about from my previous post, so I won't go into all the dirty details, but I think once the dust settles things will get a little more regular! I have a HUGE TBR pile. I am hoping to get some pictures of it pretty soon to put up, so hopefully there will be that.

In the meantime here is what I am reading:

Shatter Me // Tahereh Mafi // Audiobook

So far I am enjoying it. Though man Chapter 4 was pretty tough to listen to, but I am really enjoying the storyline. The parallels to what the Nazi's wanted to create are very interesting. 
I have very little back knowledge about this book so I am going in blind.
I actually chose to start reading this book because there was a lot of hype surrounding it. It also became available on Overdrive Media so that was very convenient.

I am still reading Hunter too. It's just kind of been a tough couple of weeks to be going through books. I shall read more this week and have more to talk about
See ya space cowboy, sometime, somewhere.