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!

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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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The Currently Reading Book Tag

How many books do you usually read at once?

I am typically reading more than one at once. Though there is usually one that I am the most into. For instance right now I am reading P.S. I Like You and on my phone I am reading Tweet Cute, but I’m more into P.S. I Like You. Its usually two books, one physical copy and one on my phone.

If you’re reading more than one book at a time, how do you decide when to switch to reading the other book (do you read a certain amount of pages in each?)

I will usually do when I’m lounging in the house a physical copy and in bed on the phone. I will also read on my phone when I go out to eat or even at a bar!

Do you ever switch bookmarks while you’re part way through a book?

I don’t think I have ever done this, I always stay with the same bookmark.

Where do you keep the book(s) you’re currently reading?

Well I want book shelves, but the house I am currently renting has baseboard heating so I left most of my books at my parents house (they live 5 minutes away). Then my ebooks are on my kindle app on my phone.

What time of day do you spend the most time reading?

Recently I have spent the most time reading at nighttime, but it varies on the day.

How long do you typically read for in one go?

If I am into a book I will not put it down and will finish it if I can.  I would say my average is at least 100 pages at a time.

Do you read hard covers with the dust jacket on or off?

I leave the dust jacket on. For awhile I would take them off, but they always seemed to get lost or damaged that way.

Which position do you mainly use to read?

I usually prefer to stretch out on my couch or in my bed.

Do you take the book you’re currently reading with you everywhere you go?

It depends how into the book I am. If I am completely immersed into a book I will take it everywhere, but if Im not too into it I will leave it at home.

How often do you update your progress in the book you’re currently reading on Goodreads?

I try to keep updated while I’m reading, but lose track sometimes. I always record all my books on there though even if I already read them, so I can have my book count.

I’m tagging everyone who feels like doing it!

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The Currently Reading Book Tag was created by Charly Reynhorse.

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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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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Best New Fantasy: A Curse So Dark and Lonely 

Author: Brigid Kemmerer

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult

Goodreads Summary:

In a lush, contemporary fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Brigid Kemmerer gives readers another compulsively readable romance perfect for fans of Marissa Meyer.

Fall in love, break the curse. 

It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.

Nothing has ever been easy for Harper Lacy. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother barely holding their family together while constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, she learned to be tough enough to survive. But when she tries to save someone else on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s instead somehow sucked into Rhen’s cursed world.

Break the curse, save the kingdom. 

A prince? A monster? A curse? Harper doesn’t know where she is or what to believe. But as she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what’s at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall . . . and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin.

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Spoiler free Summary:

Oh. My. Gosh.

This was such an amazing book! It is a retelling of beauty and the beast and the author did an amazing job. It reminded me of A Court of Thorns and Roses, I would say if A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury were one book, this is it!

Harper gets thrown into this amazing alternate universe and is thrust into the throws of this dying kingdom called Emberfall. Harper is such an amazing and dynamic character. She is the badass female that I love seeing in these types of YA novels. She wont take no for an answer and does whatever she wants. One thing I love that the author did is that she gave the main character a disability, but in no way does she let that effect her life. She has cerebral palsy, which in the case of this character gives her a noticeable limp. It is something that, in my reading experience, has not been done in a YA fantasy novel.

The world building also blew my mind. Brigid Kemmerer is spectacular at describing this universe so well that you can picture everything in your head. I need to see a map of this fantasy land immediately because of how much I have fallen in love with it.

This book is one of those books that has you turning each page until you have read the last word. Then once you finish, you just want more. It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way, and the ending blew my mind!

If you have not ordered this book, you need to go do so immediately!

**This was an advanced readers copy I received to review**

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Paper Princess 

Paper Princess

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Author: Erin Watt

Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult

Goodreads Summary:

From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.

These Royals will ruin you…

Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone.

Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.

Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.

He might be right.

Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees.

Spoiler free Summary:

Over the holidays I decided to purchase the ebook for Paper Princess because over the years I have heard many good things about it and loved her book When It’s Real. I wasn’t sure if I would like it because the description of it sounded a bit odd and unlike something I would typically pick up. It surprised me so much! It was a little difficult getting into it for the first couple chapters, but after I was hooked.

This book is definitely very different from When It’s Real, but this was also at the beginning of her writing career. There were spots in the book where I definitely felt that it was almost another writer. Though her character development amazed me just as it did in her other book. Erin is amazing when it comes to plot and character development and I think that is what truly hooked me in.

This series is geared for more of a mature audience because there are sexual scenes throughout all of the books. This was such a fun read and kept me on my toes through not just the first, but all of the books throughout the series. I would recommend this to anyone likes contemporary!

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Stalking Jack the Ripper

Stalking Jack the Ripper

Author: Kerri Maniscalco

Genre: Mystery, Historical, Young Adult

Goodreads Summary:

Presented by James Patterson’s new children’s imprint, this deliciously creepy horror novel has a storyline inspired by the Ripper murders and an unexpected, blood-chilling conclusion…

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

The story’s shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this dazzling, #1 New York Times bestselling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.

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Spoiler free Summary:

This book has been on my TBR pile for a super long time. I kept putting it off because I don’t typically read historical books. I decided to finally read it since I want to meet Kerri Maniscalco at BEA and BookCon and oh my gosh I loved it!!

Kerri Maniscalco has recreated an amazing world loosely centered around true events. I think it is amazing that the author was able to put true parts of the Jack Ripper history into the book. I have never really learned a lot about Jack the Ripper, so it was such a fun read to experience. This book was nothing like I have ever read in the past.

This author keeps you on your toes the whole time guessing who around the main character could be Jack the Ripper and why they are doing it. You will not want to put this down until you have read the very last sentence.

The character development was outstanding. Kerri Maniscalco makes you thinking a certain opinion about a character and show the growth of them to becoming such an outstanding character. I absolutely loved the development of Audrey Rose Wadsworth and Thomas Cresswell.

I cannot wait to read Hunting Prince Dracula and fall more in love with Kerri Maniscalco’s characters and beautiful writing. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in history, mystery, or a novel that you will not be willing to put down. Please, please go read this now!

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Author: Rainbow Rowell

Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult

Goodreads Summary:

“Hi, I’m the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you…”

Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It’s company policy.) But they can’t quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.

Meanwhile, Lincoln O’Neill can’t believe this is his job now- reading other people’s e-mail. When he applied to be “internet security officer,” he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke.

When Lincoln comes across Beth’s and Jennifer’s messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can’t help being entertained-and captivated-by their stories.

By the time Lincoln realizes he’s falling for Beth, it’s way too late to introduce himself.

What would he say . . . ?

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Spoiler free Summary:

I recently read a couple books about people who met online and later met in person and found this while looking for another similar to the others. I have heard so many good things about this book over the years and was excited to read it since I loved Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. I ended up starting this when I got on my cruise, but honestly had the hardest time getting through the first half, it just seemed to go on and on with useless information.

I thought some things that didn’t seem like they belonged were the Y2K aspects and the going to the Sacajawea concerts. I mean don’t get me wrong after halfway through I was fully invested and loved it, I just had a hard time getting to that point. Then when things began to speed up I couldn’t put the book down and Rainbow Rowell’s genius came out to shine.

I really think this can be a very good book for people to read because all of the topics that it touches, just know not to give upon on it if you don’t like the beginning. I will definitely try reading more of the authors book in the future.

I would recommend this to anyone likes contemporary and romance!

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