Prediction Book Tag

 

I wasn’t tagged in this tag, but it sounds like fun!

The rules for the Prediction Book Tag:
~ Pingback to the creator, the amazing Mandy & Sha @ Book Princess Reviews!
~ Tag the person who tagged you – myself!
~ Find an answer to match each prompt.
~ Most importantly: have fun!

Prediction for my NEXT READ

Amazon.com: Warcross (9780399547966): Lu, Marie: Books

This is the next book in my throwback challenge that I am doing. I haven’t done a reread of this after reading it the first time, I cannot wait!

Prediction for my NEXT 5-STAR READ

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City): Maas, Sarah J ...

My sister has been reading my copy and gave it back to me last night. I am planning on starting this tonight! I love both Sarah J Maas’ other series and hope to love this one just as much.

Prediction for my NEXT 1-STAR READ

The Vampire Journals

I just went to goodwill today and my sister picked out this super cheesy looking romance novel for me. I fully expect it to be hilariously bad, I mean its from 1994. I mean it could turn out good, but I am going in with very low expectations.

Prediction for my NEXT LOVE INTEREST / COOL CHARACTER

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City): Maas, Sarah J ...

I am using crescent city again! I always fall in love with someone in Sarah J Maas novels. I am just predicting now that there will be someone I love in this novel!

Prediction for my NEXT BOOK BUY

These are all books that are the second or third in the series. I want to buy each of them, I just haven’t yet. Cant wait to read them all!

Prediction for my NEXT BOOK TO GIVE ME A HANGOVER

I can’t wait for this prequel to The Hunger Games. I just reread The Hunger Games and am dying for this book to come out. Considering how the series ended I feel like I will definitely be in a book hangover after reading this! I already have it preordered on amazon and am just waiting for May 21st!

If you want to do this tag, I tag you!

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Throwback Challenge: The Hunger Games

I haven’t read the Hunger Games since right before the movie came out. I remember being so entranced in this amazingly written book and I could barely put it down. I also remember thinking that the movie did a good job.

The first thing I noticed when picking up the book was that it looked quite small. I am now a person who likes to read 400-900 page books. The Hunger Games paperback is 374 pages, which is actually quite small for this book.

The Hunger Games (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes

As I have said in the past, one of the best parts about rereads is noticing things like details that weren’t in the movie.

The concept around this book was such an amazing idea. This is really the book that introduced the world to dystopian novels, not that it was the first one. After this came some amazing dystopians such as Divergent, The Maze Runner, and The Selection. Attention to detail is definitely a requirement when it comes to dystopian novels because you have to make the readers realize the true state of the world.

What to Know About the 'Hunger Games' Prequel | Time

Another thing I love about this book is the character development. In the beginning Katniss is unliked and very rough. Through the hunger games you see her evolve from an unliked and sheltered girl from the most unliked district. Through the people she is forced to interact with and the horrible reality that is the hunger games, she becomes a totally different person by the end of the book. I mean I don’t think anyone would be the same after living through and being forced to participate in a slaughter.

Three Finger Salute | The Hunger Games Wiki | Fandom

I am so happy that I added this to my throwback challenge. I honestly forgot how much I thoroughly enjoyed this book!

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I Was a Twihard

In 2009 my sister convinced me to go to a movie with her called Twilight, which was based off a book she had been trying to get me to read. My life was never the same.

Once I finished the movie my mind was blown. I was hooked, I even had my mom go buy the book for me. Before this I attested reading and never wanted to read anything! I finished the book within a week and after that I was hooked on reading!

Here are some photos:

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In the photo with the cardboard cutout and Bella Italia are in Port Angeles, WA. In 2009 they had a dazzled by twilight store with all of the Twilight products you could think of and Bella Italia was based off of the Italian restaurant that Bella and Edward go to in the movie.

I saw Twilight 5 times while it was in theaters. I then proceeded to buy a very vast collection of Hot Topic Twilight products.

My twilight collection:

  • 5 posters
  • 5 shirts
  • 3 keychains
  • 1 Edward cardboard cutout
  • 1 Edward Pillowcase
  • Rosalie’s necklace
  • 2 copies of Twilight
  • Twilight magazine
  • Twilight tote bag
  • Edward action figure
  • 2 bookmarks
  • Twilight lipgloss
  • Twilight perfume (in the shape of an apple)

I specifically became obsessed with vampire books that eventually led into loving all fantasy. I am so thankful for Twilight because it introduced me to my passion in life. Becoming obsessed with twilight led me from lower level English to honors English and eventually obtaining an English Literature Bachelors at 20 years old. Becoming obsessed with Twilight was the best

Since Midnight Sun is coming out in August I will definitely be doing a reread of the series before then.

Were you a twihard?

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Throwback Challenge: ACOMAF

I can officially say that A Court of Mist and Fury is still my all time favorite book!

Sarah J Maas packs all of the best parts of books into one! It has an amazing plot line, unbelievable character development, knock your socks off romance, and stunning world building. Some books that are the size of this one have too many events in them typically in my opinion,  but even plot point in this book is perfectly planned out and every event deserves and is required throughout this book. Most authors have all of the character development with the main characters finished by the end of the first book, it is amazing how Sarah J Maas develops character even further in the second book.

I think that this series is one of the best fantasy novels for sale. Sarah J Maas is just such an amazing author and cannot compare to any other books I have read, and I have read a lot. I would say the closest is Cassandra Clare, who is also a stunning writer. If you haven’t read the ACOTAR series, drop what you are doing and go buy this STUNNING series!!

If you have read them, what is your opinion on the series?

What book should I read next? (Hunger Games, Warcross, P.S. I Like You, When It’s Real, Eliza and Her Monsters)

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Throwback Challenge TBR

The genres that I typically like are fantasy, science fiction, and contemporary. For this challenge I have chosen a variety of the genres I love. All of these are previous reads that I Love.

  1. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

Amazon.com: A Court of Thorns and Roses (9781619635180): Maas ...

This series is my all time favorite and has been since I read it when I was 19. Sarah J Maas creates an amazing fantasy world that you never want to leave. Each book in this series is so unbelievably amazing that you can read each in one sitting!

2. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

Amazon.com: A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses ...

This is the second one in the ACOTAR series and my all time favorite of the three in the series. I even have a tattoo on my arm that I drew based on this book.

3. P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

P.S. I Like You: West, Kasie: 9781338160680: Amazon.com: Books

I have never really been into contemporary novels, but I always heard good things about Kasie west. This is the book that made me realize that some contemporary books can be amazing!

4. When It’s Real by Erin Watt

Amazon.com: When It's Real (9780373212521): Watt, Erin: Books

I loved this contemporary novel because it is so similar to all of the fan fiction that I used to read. Definitely one of the top contemporaries of the ones I’ve read!

5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins

I read the Hunger Games before the Movie came out and I was so intrigued by the unique concept. Suzanne Collins definitely has a way with words and sucks every reader in.

6. Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia 

Amazon.com: Eliza and Her Monsters (9780062290137): Zappia ...

This is another contemporary that I was super sure about reading, but once I started it I could not out it down! It is such a cute read.

7. Warcross by Marie Lu

Amazon.com: Warcross (9780399547966): Lu, Marie: Books

Warcross is such an out of this world read. I would say the closest thing to this book is Ready Player One, but I think Warcross is way better in my opinion. 10/10 recommend to anyone who loves science fiction and virtual reality!

I will update with my progress on this challenge!!

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What Have I Been Binging?

Since I am a bartender I was laid off due to the coronavirus. Since this is the case I have been at home and watching a lot of tv! Here is some of what I’ve been binging.

Shows

Legacies (Vampire diaries spinoff) 

Legacies (TV Series 2018– ) - IMDb

I started watching this because I used to be obsessed with vampire diaries!

The Originals  (Vampire diaries spinoff) 

The Originals TV Show: News, Videos, Full Episodes and More | TV Guide

I finished legacies and started watching this since it has some background with things that are in legacies.

How I Met Your Mother 

How I Met Your Mother (TV Series 2005–2014) - IMDb

One of my usuals that I watch at least once a year.

The Office

The Office - NBC.com

My other usual that I watch once a year.

Rugrats

Rugrats Backdrop|Rugrats Party Banner|Rugrats|90s party – ubackdrop

My boyfriends daughter is 2 and LOVES rugrats, so I will watch it with her a lot.

 

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To Be Read

Since I had been in a reading slump this past year, I have a lot of books I need to read!

Books I have started and not finished:

Archenemies by Marissa Meyer

Amazon.com: Archenemies (Renegades) (9781250078308): Meyer ...

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman 

Amazon.com: Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe Book 2) eBook: Shusterman ...

Books I bought in my slump:

The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams 

Amazon.com: The Babysitters Coven (9780525707370): Williams, Kate ...

Superman: Dawnbraker by Matt de la Peña

Amazon.com: Superman: Dawnbreaker (DC Icons Series) (9780399549656 ...

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City) by Sarah J Maas

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City): Maas, Sarah J ...

The Reckoning of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin

Amazon.com: The Reckoning of Noah Shaw (2) (The Shaw Confessions ...

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rodgerson

Amazon.com: Sorcery of Thorns (9781481497619): Rogerson, Margaret ...

Books I don’t own, but want:

A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

Amazon.com: A Heart So Fierce and Broken (The Cursebreaker Series ...

Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

Amazon.com: Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orisha ...

I am hoping to tackle some of these amazing reads very soon! Have you read any of these? Have you been in a slump recently?

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Life Update!

I am so sorry that I have been absent for so long! About a year ago I started dating my boyfriend and got in a BIG reading slump. I blame my boyfriend for distracting me😜

Here is what has been going on in my life:

April 2019- I started dating my friend who I had known since October and had no clue he liked me😂

May 2019- I went on a cruise to Alaska with my best friend.

June 2019- I joined a co-ed softball team with my boyfriend! I mostly kept score because I SUCK at softball!

July 2019- I moved into a house with my boyfriend!

August 2019- Took my boyfriend to his first Major League Baseball game. This was a huge deal for him because he is obsessed with sports and baseball is his favorite!

September 2019- I took my boyfriend to the fair I have worked at every year since I was a kid.

October 2019- I quit my job and was unemployed for my first time since I started working, but I won a costume contest at our local bar as pennywise!

November 2019- I got a bartending job at a ski mountain. It is actually very hard to get a bartending position right away because there are only 4 and I was so amazed that I got it!

December 2019- First Christmas with my boyfriend and both our families was absolutely amazing!

January 2020- Spent the month working non stop, at one point I worked 14 day straight!

February 2020- First valentines day with a boyfriend ever! I just made him buy all my favorite candy and we had a steak dinner!

March 2020- This is when sh*t got crazy! I got laid off due to coronavirus. I got another job and after my first day idaho got shut down.

Ever since march I have been unemployed and at home. All I have been doing is play my switch, watching tv, and reading. I am going to try posting on here at least once a day!

 

What has everyone else been up to?

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Midnight Magic

Midnight Magic

Author: Jo-Ann Carson

Genre: Paranormal, Romance

Goodreads Summary:

Midnight Magic: A Ghost & Abby Mystery

Ghostly Charms, Magic Spells and Secrets.

As the janitor in a haunted house, single mom Abby Jenkins has many contacts with the living and the dead in the small Pacific Northwest town of Sunset Cove, which puts her in a perfect position to solve local mysteries. Or so she thinks. Hired to find diamonds hidden in a haunted manor she gets help from a Viking ghost with existential issues. Will she survive? This book contains bad-boy ghosts, mischievous magic, and a woman who knows what she wants in a Viking hayloft.

Spoiler free Summary:

I am always looking for new romance paranormal book. This being because this past year I really discovered my liking to them. I stumbled across Midnight Magic and thought the plot sounded like nothing I have ever read before in the past. This book was such an interesting take on the typical private investigator plot. It has a little bit of paranormal for everyones taste from sexy viking ghosts to blood sucking beings to witches.

The book started off with Abby, the main character, looking to start up her new private investigation service in the town of Sunset Cover. Her current job is being a janitor and is not enough to support her children, especially since her boyfriend is a viking ghost and cannot make any money. Then it switches to her boyfriend who is seeking out a way to become human once again so that he may be with Abby. Bring in a dark sorcerer and an investigation job to find secret jewels and you have the perfect concoction for a page turning paranormal book.

I really enjoyed the ideas and the concepts that the author put into the making of this book. I love when I can find a story that truly intrigues me and is out of the box thinking compared to other that you find in its genre. If an author tries to mimic others with a slight difference it really turns me off from wanting to read it.

I would definitely suggest this to anyone looking for a new paranormal read. I am sure I will end up read the next one in the future!

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