Nevernight

Jay Kristoff

Published August 9th, 2016 by Thomas Dunne Books

Nevernight Chronicles #1

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So, let me tell you a little story about why reviewing books is the most wonderful yet terrible thing to ever happen to me:

Head on over to the Nevernight Goodreads page.  Okay, now click on the *reviews* link up at the top.  Don’t know what I am talking about?  Fine, I’ll make this easy and just click this.

Okay, were all on the same page now?  Take a look at the first five reviews that show up (not including Mr. Kristoff’s creative use of GIFs to describe the plot).  There are THREE 1 star reviews, and TWO 5 star reviews.  That is pretty drastic and extreme different opinions.  And that is also the sole reason why I put off reading this book for so long even though I pre-ordered it.

But, I finally did it.  And now Nevernight is sitting safely and happily on my all time favorites shelf.

Moral of this story:  everyone has different opinions.  While reviews are entertaining to read and may possibly steer others towards (or away) from a certain book, at the end of the day, read the damn thing because YOU want to… or not.  That’s cool too.

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Top 5 Tuesday

Another week, another Tuesday, another Top 5 Tuesday!

For those of you that are unaware, Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by  The Broke & The Bookish, where book bloggers get to highlight their top 10 choices for the topic that the lovely people at B&B choose for the week.  Yes, the meme is supposed to be Top 10, and yes, I only do 5.  (#sorrynotsorry)

Anyways, today is all about the dreaded, the amazing, the NEVER ending: TBR list!

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Morning Star

Pierce Brown

Published February 2016

Red Rising #3

18966806I am doing it.  It is happening.  I am finally going to review Morning Star, after finishing this dang book over two months ago.

With the ending of Golden Son being the most bat-shit insane ending / cliff hanger to a book I have read possibly EVER, it wasn’t long before I picked up Morning Star.  And by “wasn’t long”, I mean it was approximately 7 and 1/2 minutes.

While this final installment in the Red Rising trilogy wasn’t my favorite of the three, it was a solid ending to a fantastic series, and I highly recommend the series to any fan of science fiction.  I think Morning Star left much to explore and possible situations unexplored, but for the most part, I finished the book satisfied, so it’s a weird line to walk.

Please, beware that while this review will not have too many spoilers for Morning Star individually, it is EXTREMELY difficult to review the finale in a trilogy without spoiling some aspects of the previous two books. You have officially  been warned.

Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war.

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The Booksta Mentality: Social Pressure

blue-book-circle“I just do this for fun.”

“I came here to just make friends, the number of likes and followers doesn’t really matter.”

Everyone seems to say these things at one point or another in their bookstagram journey, so,then why are these statements always followed by some negative ones?:

“Why am I not getting as many likes on my pictures as usual?”

“I hate my feed at the moment.”

“I lost X number of followers yesterday.”

“Instagram’s new algorithm really sucks; so many people are missing my pictures.”

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