As this month comes to an end so does the school year, although technically I have my last final on June 1st, I now consider the school year to be over. I read a lot more books than I originally anticipated this month. It started off a bit hectic what with AP exams and then after 1 weeks reprieve began finals, somehow in the midst of all the last-minute projects and cramming I managed to read 13 books. I think that a record high for me this month in terms of books read per month. I also managed to reach my original Goodreads goal of reading 50 books this year so I’ve decided to aim higher and raised it to 150 books and hopefully, this upcoming summer can allow me to make a dent on that. I’ve rambled on for long enough so here are the books I read this month.Read More »
Classics; for many people that word is followed by a shudder as well as general distaste towards the entire genre and 3 years ago that would have been me as well. But now that I’ve actually read classics outside the English classroom, I find that they’re not all that bad. Sure they are sometimes dense and hard to follow but once you get used to them they’re actually pretty great. So for anyone who isn’t a huge fan of classics these books I’m about to recommend you should hopefully make you more inclined to read them as they did for me. So now here are some classics you NEED to read. Read More »
Just when life settles down the unexpected happens. I’ve been in the midst of finals and uploading here has been rather sporadic but I’m really excited for today’s post. I was recently nominated by Beth @Reading Every Night to do this ward and I am super excited to do this. Thanks for tagging me Beth cause it is my first ever award! So here are my answers for the Sunshine Blogger Award.
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Answer 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.
- Nominate 11 bloggers to receive the award and write them 11 new questions to answer.
Title: The Wise Man’s Fear
Author: Patrick Rothfuss
Release: March 1, 2011
Publisher: DAW Books
Page: 994 pages
“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”
My name is Kvothe.
I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.
You may have heard of me.
So begins the tale of a hero told from his own point of view — a story unequaled in fantasy literature. Now in The Wise Man’s Fear, an escalating rivalry with a powerful member of the nobility forces Kvothe to leave the University and seek his fortune abroad. Adrift, penniless, and alone, he travels to Vintas, where he quickly becomes entangled in the politics of courtly society. While attempting to curry favor with a powerful noble, Kvothe uncovers an assassination attempt, comes into conflict with a rival arcanist, and leads a group of mercenaries into the wild, in an attempt to solve the mystery of who (or what) is waylaying travelers on the King’s Road.
All the while, Kvothe searches for answers, attempting to uncover the truth about the mysterious Amyr, the Chandrian, and the death of his parents. Along the way, Kvothe is put on trial by the legendary Adem mercenaries, is forced to reclaim the honor of the Edema Ruh, and travels into the Fae realm. There he meets Felurian, the faerie woman no man can resist, and who no man has ever survived…until Kvothe.
In The Wise Man’s Fear, Kvothe takes his first steps on the path of the hero and learns how difficult life can be when a man becomes a legend in his own time.
Just like the first one this book absolutely blew my mind it was amazing. Somehow this book manage to be even better than the first one. For a thousand pages of pure perfection we followed Kvothe threw his life and it was awesome. I finished this book a couple days ago and I still haven’t managed to organise my thoughts so I can write a semi coherent review without using the words amazing and great until they become meaningless. If you haven’t read this yet you should, check out my review for the first book The Name of the Wind. The books manage to combine magic, history, fantasy, a magical school, a hint of romance exquisite writing to create a fantastic story you won’t be able to put down.
The books continue with the same format as the last one with the older Kvothe (Kote) telling his story to the Chronicler. We travel through quite an eventful year of kvothe’s life and we follow his quest through the university and beyond. Rothfuss writing continue to be absolutely beautiful and adds to the wonder of Kvothe’s story with the way he bring the story and worlds to life. There is so much detail present but I never got bogged down with it or felt overwhelmed. The third book has yet to release and I don’t know when it will. There’s still so much ahead that lies shrouded. Who did he kill to get the name Kingkiller? I’ve read dozens of fan theories and there are so many ways this can go. The next book could release this year or any time in the next 2-3 years although it won’t take that long. I’ve already scoured the internet looking for books like this to to me over for the release of the last book in the trilogy.
Kvothe: He continue to be a complex multi-faceted character and really cant wait to get to the end of his story. He grew a lot in this book, and his maturity is very obvious I can only wait to see how his character continues to evolve in the upcoming book.
Denna: She continues to be a mystery to me and Kvothe both. They’re relationship is nothing short of complicated with Kvothe keeping himself at arms length and she keeping him there. I’m not sure if they will ever be a thing but I can’t help but feel she’ll have a tragic ending. I’m not really that emotionally conected to her character but I am interested to know hat happens with her.
Have you read this book yet? What did you think? Do you know of any books similar to this? I’d love to know!
Title: The Hating Game
Author: Sally Thorne
Release Date: August 9, 2016
Publisher: Wiliam Morrow
Page Number: 384
1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome;
2) A person’s undoing;
3) Joshua Templeman.
Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude.
Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream job…But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.
The school year is winding to a close and that means more time for reading! I have a bunch of reviews and discussions coming your way soon, with school ending the creative juices have begun flowing and I’m really excited for the summer. It’s always nice to get things off your chest so I thought I’d do the Book Blogger Confession Tag. I found the tag questions on a random google image search but here go my bookish confessions. Read More »
Author: Ashley Poston
Release Date: April 12, 2017
Publisher: Quirk Books
Page Number: 320 pages
Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale.
Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.
Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.
I think we can all agree that the best part of writing review or discussions is the part when you’re searching up GIFs. The search for the perfect GIF that encapsulates all your feelings can sometimes be long and require you to go through almost ten pages of Google searches but once you find that perfect GIF it makes your post just that much better. This now begs the question is there such a thing as too many GIFS? I mean many of us disagree on the correct pronunciation of the word ( It’s G-if, not J-if) but is there such a thing as using too many?Read More »
Title: A Court of Wings and Ruin
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: May 2nd, 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
Page Number: 699
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.
As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.
I love coffee, I’m honestly addicted and can’t go a day without my fix. So what better way to mix my two obsessions-coffee and books– than with a tag. So here it is The Coffee Book Tag.
Black: Name a series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans
Outlander has one of the most hardcore fan bases ever and those books are the definition of intimidating. With nine books in the series already and none shorter than 800 pages this series scares off a lot of people but once you start reading you become obsessed with the series and will most likely become a hardcore fan.
Peppermint Mocha: Name a book that gets more popular during winter or a more festive time of year.
Harry Potter is a great book to read during the winter holidays. The movies are always on a constant loop during the holidays and the general vibe of the book just matches the winter festivities. I always have to re-read these books during this time.
Hot Chocolate: What is your favorite children’s book?
I’ve gushed about Alice in Wonderland way too many times on this blog but it was one of my favorite children books and I basically read it on repeat. Another childhood favorite was the Little House on the Praire series. I never watched the T.V show but I loved reading the book I fell and wished I could live in that time period.
Double Shot of Espresso: Name a book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
I read A Conjuring Of Light recently and that book gave me so much anxiety. I was convinced throughout the whole book that my beloved characters would die and there were so many moments that had me holding the book in a death grip because they were in a precarious situation.
Starbucks: Name a book you see everywhere
When Dimple Met Rishi has been everywhere recently. I see people who have ARC’s talking about it all the time and it has me super hyped to read it when it finally comes out.
Oops! I accidentally got decaf! Name a book you were expecting more from.
I was really disappointed by Into the Dim when I read it last year. It was marketed as a YA Outlander and it fell a little short for me. The entire book was really predictable and I guessed all the plot twists from a mile away. I went into the book with really high expectations and I was a little disappointed by the end.
The Perfect Blend: Name a book or series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying.
Dawn Study was bittersweet for me. The first book Poison Study came out ten years ago and Dawn Study just came out and the end to this saga was amazing and everything I ever wanted.
I hope you enjoy this tag! Do you like coffee? What do you think of my answers?