Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tackle Your TBR Wrap UP

I had so much fun with this challenge! I didn't get to read as much as I wanted and my tbr kept changing (never stays the same). Here are the books that I read and completed.)

Looking forward to next year!:)

Monday, September 26, 2016

Tackle TBR Day 12-13 Update

I had so much fun with this challenge. I hope everyone that did the challenge completed their goal! I'm proud of myself because this challenge I was able to stick with it. Even though I didn't do as good as I wanted to I still did a decent job. I will post whatever I read later on tonight for tomorrow.

Day 12 Update
Books read: The Sword of Summer (Mangus Chase and The Gods of Asgard bk1)
Pages read: 30 (busy day)
Total books read: 3
Total books finished: This Savage Song, And the trees Crept in, The Sword of Summer (Mangus Chase and The Gods of Asgard bk1) 

Day 13 Update
Books read: The Sword of Summer (Mangus Chase and The Gods of Asgard bk1)
Pages read: 240
Total books finished: 3
Total books read: This Savage Song, And the Trees Crept In, The Sword of Summer (Mangus Chase and The Gods of Asgard bk1)

Book Review: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan (Mangus Chase bk1)

Goodreads Summary: Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.

One day, he’s tracked down by a man he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. The man tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.

The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.

When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision.

Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .

This is my third book that I have read by Rick Riordan. I only read book 1 and 2 of the Percy Jackson series and it was so long ago that I would need to reread them. Mangus Chase is about Norse Mythology. I was happy to get into this one because it is different. A lot of times we see a lot of greek mythology so this was a good set to go into. Mangus is sixteen and has been homeless for two years after his mother's death. He was always told to avoid his uncle Randolf at all cost. Well.....Mangus got into a trap to be exactly where Randolf wanted him to be. Randolf convinces Mangus of finding an ancient sword that can only be wielded by him.  By the time he has gotten the sword, Surt, who is an evil fire welding machine comes and he and Mangus fight. It is given pretty early on that Mangus dies in the battle. 

Mangus ends up in Valhalla which is a place if a person dies heroically they will be taken there to not necessarily rest in peace but to prepare for Ragnarok. After a prophecy  by the Thanes and a dream from Loki (All I pictured was Tom Hiddleson face) he goes on a quest with his friends. Blitzen who is a very fashionable dwarf that loves his clothes and dreams of opening his own store, Hearthstone who is a deaf elf that is estranged from his family and has a love for rune magic, and a former Valkrye Samirah. 

The humor was non stop. The things that went on in Valhalla had be cracking up. One of my favorites was the scene with the two goats and Thor. OMG LOL.  And the powerpoint scence (I won't say for the sake of spoilers) was literally off the wall.

The writing was great and it flowed nicely. On some parts I did feel like it dragged and delayed much of the story but there was other factors that made up for it. All the characters were lovable and relatable  as well. I don't have that much longer to wait for the second one.

Rating 4 stars

Friday, September 23, 2016

Tackle Your TBR Update Day 11

Today's Challenge
This Challenge is hosted by The book Monsters. Take a picture of the book/and or place you are currently reading and post it anywhere using the hastage #TackleTBRPhoto

Day 11 Update
Books read: Mangus Chase and the Gods of Asgard 
Pages read:100
Total books read:2
Finished books: This Savage Song, And the trees Crept in

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Tackle Your TBR: Update day 10

Today's Challenges 

Fall challenge. Pick a couple of books with fall colors and take a picture.

Random Page and Paragraph Challenge
Take any book that you are reading and share a random paragraph. No spoilers. Leave the name of the book and the page you chose.

"My name is Mangus Chase. I'm sixteen years old. This is the story of how my life went downhill after I got myself killed."
-Mangus Chase and the Gods of Asgard pg.3 Chapter 1

Day 10 Update:
Books Read: Mangus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan
Pages read: 100
Total books read: 2
Total books finished : This Savage Song, And the trees Crept in

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tackle Your TBR update Day 9

Today's Challenge: Create a flag using books!
This challenge is hosted by J. Lenni Dorner


Day 9 Update

Books read: The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich, Mangus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Rioridan
Pages Read: 50 The Dead House, 50 Mangus Chase
Books read :2
Finished books: This Savage Song, And the Trees Crept in

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Stranger Things Book Tag!

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This is a really neat book tag that was created by booktuber Sarah Sunbeemz. Her channel is great and worth checking out. If you haven't watched Stranger Things....stop right now and go watch it. Seriously.

1.)Epic Intro: The opening sequence of Stranger Things is amazing and really grabs your attention. Name a book that grabbed your attention from the first page.

A:Recently I would say This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. The opening sentence opened with Kate setting the school chapter on fire. It was a great first sentence to open up the story. 

2.) 2. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. Name a fantasy world you would like to experience yourself.

A:I would have to say Velaris from A Court of Mist and Fury. It soooo beautiful they way it is described. I would love to see that world.

3.) SQUAD GOALS. When Eleven met Mike, Dustin and Lucas it was a *mostly* perfect team. Name your favourite bookish group of friends.

A:I think it is pretty obvious: Harry, Ron, and Hermionie .....Enough said.

4.)  ABC’s & CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. Joyce Byers goes mad with grief after Will goes missing. Name your favourite mentally unhinged character.

A: It would be Silla from And the Trees Crept in by Dawn Kurtagich. It is a psychological thriller and as the book progress the main character clearly starts to fall deeper into a mental state of paranoia. 

5.)THE UPSIDE DOWN. Name a book that was the opposite of what you expected. 

A: I would say And The Trees Crept In. I totally was not expecting the ending. It was way off from what I though it would be and would have guess it would be. If you read it then you will definently know what I'm talking about. My Review

6.)MAD SCIENTISTS. Dr. Brenner likes to get freaky with humanity. Name the freakiest dystopian government you can think of.

A:The Hunger Games...A government that is requires a  bunch of children to be gathered together and kill each other......that is pretty freaky.

7.)DEMOGORGON. Name a scary bookish creature that you would not want to come through your walls.

A:  I don't read a lot of horror/thrillers but I have had a share of zombie books. They are disgusting! I prefer to read them than to watch them. I couldn't even watch The Walking Dead....I'm horrible. 

8.)  CLIFFHANGER ENDING. name a book that left you wanting more.

A: A Court of Mist and Fury. I can go all day about why that ending had me crying for the next book but we won't go there. 

That is it. If you feel that you want to do this tag go ahead. Tag me so that I can see your answers.