Sunday, February 26, 2017

The One Review

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Title: The One
Author: Kiera Cass
Read: 2/25/17
Rating: 3.5/5 stars

The One by Kiera Cass is the third book in the Selection series and is the final book telling America Singer's story as the next two talk about her daughter.

If you don't know this book is a dystopian novel. It takes place in a world that every class is represented by a number. If you are poor your number ins a higher number. So the ones, twos, and threes, are wealthy and every other number is not good. The main character America Singer is a five. 

In The Selection the royal family is hosting a selection for their son Prince Maxon. America puts her name in the selection and to her surprise she is becomes one of the 35 contestant. It is sort of like the bachelor. 

I found the ending very predictable and I managed to figure it out in the first book. It was very obvious who America was going to end up with. Again I feel like the love triangle is forced and unrealistic. 

I still find the main character America Singer annoying again. I wanted to like her in at least one book, but it didn't really happen. I did not agree with most of the decisions that America made. I still was not a huge fan of Aspen, but I liked him more than the other two books. I started to like Maxon more as well but he is a very complicated character. 

I can't say much because it is a sequel so I will say this series is a guilty pleasure for me. I highly recommend you marathon the first three books at least. It is a perfect series to read if you are in a reading slump.  

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Elite Review

Title: The Elite
Author: Kiera Cass
Date Read: 2/23/17
Rating: 3/5 stars

The Elite is the second book in the Selection. It continues where The Selection left off. We follow our main character America Singer. If you don't know this book is a dystopian novel. It takes place in a world that every class is represented by a number. If you are poor your number ins a higher number. So the ones, twos, and threes, are wealthy and every other number is not good. The main character America Singer is a five. 

In The Selection the royal family is hosting a selection for their son Prince Maxon. America puts her name in the selection and to her surprise she is becomes one of the 35 contestant. It is sort of like the bachelor. 

I still hate America and I hate the love triangle. This series however is super addicting and is now one of my guilty pleasure reads. 

The decisions some of the characters make I do not agree with and I feel like some of the book is honestly not believable. I can't say much because it is a sequel but I still feel like the love triangle is forced.

I will be honest that I liked this book less than the first one. I did enjoy it and I hope the last book is better than the first book. Also this series is a perfect book to binge read. 

The rest of the review will be spoilers so thank you for reading non spoiler people


First off the kissing between Celeste and Maxon. Quite to intense to be believable to be honest. It was hard for me to wrap my head around why he did.

Number two Marlee. I am so glad to see that Marlee is okay after the beating and is perfectly happy and living with Carter. I swear to god I was smiling. It was such a huge relief to see that Marlee was okay. 

Also lets talk about how much I hate Aspen. He sucks but I can predict that America is going to choose Maxon. 

Thank you for reading and I hope to see you in my next post. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Reading Slump Recommendations- Top 5 Wednesdays

Hi and welcome to my first recommendations post. This topic is part of the Top 5 Wednesdays. Top 5 Wednesdays was created by Lainey over at gingerreadslainey and is now hosted by Sam or at ThoughtsOnTomes.

1) The first book I have to recommend is a middle grade series which is the Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi. All the books are extremely short and easy to get into and you will help you feel accomplished that you finished a book. The first book is the Seeing Stone. It follows a family that moves into their Aunt Lucinda's house. The family has three children, Mallory, and the twins Simon and Jared. None of them expect what the house it and it is full of surprised. I really enjoyed these books and it did help me get out of a slump. 

2) The next book I have recommend is a recent read for me. The Selection by Keira Cass. Again, this book is short. This book is so frustrating but so addicting. I wasn't a fan of the main character and found her annoying so if you don't like a frustrating book stear clear from this book. The Selection is about a girl named America Singer and she lives in a world where every class is distinguished by a number. A one meaning the Royal family and an eight meaning you were poor and struggling to survive. The Prince Maxon is hosting a selection (sort of like the Bachelor) and America puts her name in not expecting to be one of the 35 girls to be selected for the selection. If you like the Bachelor you probably would love this book. I am currently reading the second book, The Elite.

3) Okay this one is and Author. Kasie West. I read 2 of her books, On the Fence and The Fill in Boyfriend. Her books are cheesy romances but not sexy times romance. I feel like it is best to go into these cheesy books blind so I will leave this part here but it is cheesy and I haven't read any of her other books so I don't know if they are good. I believe I rated both of these 3/5 stars but cheesy books do help a lot in a reading slump.

4) The next one is also a middle grade series, which is The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan. The first book being the lightning thief. It is based on Greek mythology. Percy discovers that he is the son of Poseidon and leans that Zeus thinks he stole his lightning bolt. He goes on a quest to find the lightning bolt to return to him. I really enjoyed this book and it is funny so if you are looking for something easy to read and funny, this book and the entire series is perfect for you. As I mentioned before it is a middle grade novel so it should be a quick read.

5) The last book is of course the one and only The Harry Potter series. The first one being Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Do I have to explain what it is about? I am pretty sure all of you know what it is about. Just a warning though, it will pull you out of a slump and put you in one again.

Thank you for reading my first recommendations post and I will hopefully see you in my next post.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Ever the Hunted Review

Title: Ever the Hunted
Author: Erin Summerill
Date Read: 2/20/17
Rating: DNF pg 91

Let's just start of by saying the cover is gorgeous. It is the main reason why I picked it up. I will be picking up Summerills other works in the future outside of this series. This book is just not for me. I am pretty sure other people will enjoy this book a lot.

Okay and this book is also blurbed my Sarah J. Maas. My expectations were pretty high because of it which may have an effect of how much I enjoyed the book. 

Ever the Hunted is about a girl named Britta. Her father was murdered and her mother was a traitor. She tries to survive. One day she is caught poaching on the kings land. Instead of being killed she has a choice of hunting down the murderer of her father, except the murderer is Cohen, her only friend and a person she has feelings for.  

I thought the plot like was a bit cheesy and some of the things that happen to me were not really realistic.

The characters. I did not care for any of them. Maybe it is just me, please tell me it is not just me. I did not like Britta one bit. Her decision around where I stopped were, in my opinion, stupid. I hated all of them basically.

I think the world building could be better, however I did stop at page 91 so I won't really judge it.

I enjoyed the writing so I will probably read her other books outside this series. This one is just not for me.

Thank you for reading and I hope to see you in my next post for those non spoiler people.


Lets begin with the part when she sees Cohen again. She believes him. The first thing she did was hug him?! Did I read it right. Please let me know in the comments. I just did not find that believable. Basically that is where I stopped. 

Thank you for reading this post and I will hopefully see you next time!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Selection Review

Title: The Selection
Author: Kiera Cass
Date Read: 2/19/17
Rating: 3.5/5 stars

First off lets just say I did not hate this book. I thought is was enjoyable however at the same time I did not like it. And yes, the main characters name is America Singer.

This book is a dystopian novel. It takes place in a world that every class is represented by a number. If you are poor your number ins a higher number. So the ones, twos, and threes, are wealthy and every other number is not good. The main character America Singer is a five. 

In this book the royal family is hosting a selection for their son Prince Maxon. America puts her name in the selection and to her surprise she is becomes one of the 35 contestant. It is sort of like the bachelor. 

Yes there is a love triangle although it doesn't effect the book too much. I predict that it would have a huge affect in the next book.

Lets talk about characters. America Singer is the main character. I thought she was an okay character but I wasn't exactly too happy about her decisions sometimes throughout the book. Another character is Prince Maxon. He is one of the love interests in the book out of the two. I kind of liked him as a character. Marlee is America's friend she meets at the airport. And Aspen. America's "boyfriend". Yeah. I hate Aspen that is all I am going to say. 

This book is short. I feel like if you are in a reading slump this book is perfect for you. I think I can predict the ending of the last book in the trilogy but I will also say that I am not liking the direction the book is taking. 

My first impression of the book was that it has a hideous cover. I did not take this book to school because of the cover. I know you aren't suppose to judge a book by its cover, but I feel like we all do this. 

Thank you for reading and goodbye non spoiler people. 


Okay I was enjoying the book until Aspen showed up as a guard. I swear to god I hate it now. I feel like the author is forcing a love triangle into the book and I am not sure how I feel about it. I will finish the series though. 

Anyway that is it for now. Thanks for reading and I hope to see you again in my next post!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Coffee Book Tag

Lets begin the firs ever tag I have ever done with The Coffee Book Tag. This tag was created by BangadyBangz. I'll leave the original tag here.

To be honest I really like coffee. I just don't drink it daily because I never have time to make it or buy it. Lets just jump right into the tag.

1. Black: Name a series that's tough to get into but has hardcore fans.
A series that's tough to get into but has hardcore fans is The Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin otherwise known as Game of Thrones. I know this series is hard to get into mainly because it takes time for the story to begin with all of these character POV. Also the fact that the books are ginormous. I won't even attempt to write a summery for this book.

2. Peppermint mocha: Name a book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year.
A book that gets popular throughout the winter months is probably the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson. I haven't read the book yet so I actually have no idea what it is about. I just feel like I hear about it more often in the winter months.

3. Hot chocolate: What is your favorite children's book?
My favorite children's book is probably the Boxcar Children created by Gertrude Chandler Warren. I remember reading this series when I was in second grade and absolutely loving every moment of it. This book is about a four siblings and when their parents died they were suppose to live with their grandfather. However, they heard he was means so they ran away and found a boxcar to live in in the woods. If you are looking for a book for your child to read around second grade I highly recommend this series.

4. Double shot of espresso: Name a book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
A book that kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish is Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. This book was so long but so good. I loved every minute of it. I highly recommend reading it after the Mortal Instruments series and The Infernal Devices trilogy because Lady Midnight takes place after the events of the Mortal Instruments. I swear to god, this book could of kept me up all night and I had to force myself to go to bed.

5. Starbucks: Name a book you see everywhere.
A book I see everywhere, well I am going to have to say the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I am pretty sure a lot of people said Harry Potter. I love all the books and I feel like it is that one franchise that is never going to die. I mean I see it everywhere and in almost every tag people say "Well other than Harry Potter". And they made an amusement park based on Harry Potter. I think this book is the winner.

6. That hipster coffee shop: Give a book by an indie author a shoutout.
I don't think I read a book by an Indie author before, so lets do debut Authors. A debut author that I think deserves a shoutout is Alwyn Hamilton, the author of the book Rebel of the Sands. I liked the book, I just thought that the plot could of been explained better. Overall I believe I will continue on with this series.

7. Oops! I accidentally got decaf: Name a book you were expecting more from.
A book I was expecting more from is definitely Illuninae by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I thought I was going to love it. There was so much hype surrounding it that I thought it was going to be amazing. I believe I ended up giving it 2/5 stars. It just did not live up to my expectations. First off, I hated Aiden and I don't understand why people love it so much. Second of all, I did not like the format at times. When we have the black pages with about a few lines on it (maybe more like a squiggly line) I hated reading those. Don't get me wrong, the book is beautiful. I guess Illuninae is not for me.

8. The perfect blend: Name a book or series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying. 
A series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying is The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. I liked some of the books but hated a lot of them to. This book is about a girl named Clary Fray and she one day witnesses a murder which no one else can see. She later on learns about the Shadowhunter world. I recommend reading the Infernal Devices Trilogy before reading this series in order to avoid spoilers. The one book in this series I absolutely did not like was the fifth book which is City of Lost Souls. I found Clary to be a brat and I hated it so much. However I loved book three and book six and gave those two 5/5 stars. So over all it is pretty satisfying. I am sad to say that I did not really like the movie adaptation and the TV show that much. I only thought they were okay.

And that was the Coffee Book Tag. This tag is quite old so I won't be tagging anyone. I hope you enjoyed it and I will see you in my next blog post. Thanks for reading.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Lady Midnight Review

Title: Lady Midnight
Author: Cassandra Clare
Rating: 5/5 stars

Okay, I have a lot to say about this book so I am going to have two parts. Part one is the non spoiler section and part 2 is the spoiler section and I will make sure you know clearly when the section changes.

***Part I (No spoilers)***
Lady Midnight is SO good and I absolutely love it. Heads up though, if you haven't read The Mortal Instruments and the Infernal Devices you probably should before you read this book because of spoilers. Just read the series in the order they are published in.

First off, I am so happy to be back into the shadowhunter world.

This book takes place in Los Angeles. We follow the main character Emma Carstairs as well as other character throughout the book. I love all the characters however so I really didn't care who we were following at the moment.

My only complaint about Cassandra Clare's books is that the chapters are freaking long and sometimes I end up only reading half a chapter before having to go somewhere.

Keep in mind that this book is long. It is so good however I kind of just want more Cassandra Clare book right now. (Thank god I haven't read the Bane Chronicles yet.)

For some reason too, I found some parts quite funny which I would go into more detail in the spoiler section.

Also I never had to wait so LONG for a sequel before!

***Part II (SPOILERS)***

 So continuing along the route of funny things, I found it hilarious for some reason when Emma calls Diego "Perfect Diego" all the time.

Speaking of funny moments, this book also has its sad moments. At the end when we learn that Malcolm Fade was the betrayer and then we learn Dru left Tavvy with Malcolm, I was like crap is going to happen.

In the epilogue when it said Annabel woke up, the first thing I thought was that Helen was dead. Blackthorn blood, it made sense. I don't know what to think and I want the next book soon.

Okay and for those of you who do not know, Jem Carstairs is one of my all time favorite characters. When he talked to Emma about the whole thing, everything just made sense about Julian's rune and more.

Overall I highly recommend this book!