Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday - Book Problems

 Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at  The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks topic is: Ten Nine Book Related Problems I Have (could be serious or fun!) and I have chosen to stick with the fun side because I don't have any serious book problems. Here they are in no particular order.

- Everything is my bookmark, except a bookmark =\

- When I see a store with books in it I force my family members to go in and have a look for sales. Actually, I guess that's their problem not mine haha.

- Each time I upgrade my bookshelf I think I will finally have enough room to properly display all my books, only to find out that once again that I've failed. Problems is that I can't stop buying books.

- I CAN NOT resist a booksale.

- The oh so dreaded paper cut (ouch!).

- When my ereader battery is about to die and I'm not finished reading yet :0

- Those times when I have to hide out in the laundry room to finishing reading an exciting chapter, so I won't have any interruptions.

- Waiting on sequels (I don't think I need to elaborate on this one).

- Cover Changes because it is such a pet peeve when my covers don't match after a mid series change.

 What do you think of my list this week. Leave me a comment and share your link so I can check out your top ten.

Monday, February 16, 2015

#BookReview - The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5) by Rick Riordan
Expected Release Date: October 7th 2014
Published by Disney-Hyperion
Hardcover, 528 pages
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My Rating - ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯

Description (from Goodreads)

Though the Greek and Roman crew members of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them—and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake.

 The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it "might" be able to stop a war between the two camps.

The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.

My Review

 The Heroes of Olympus series was a stimulating jump into the world of mythology, and this final book in the epic Percy Jackson empire has been just as captivating, and emotionally fulfilling as I hoped it would be. Although the mythology may not be entirely correct, it was entertaining and masterfully woven into the story. Once again Rick Riordan has invaded my mind with his intricate world building and phenomenal characters. I know so much about these demigods, and love all of them.

 Told from the multiple points of view of Jason, Piper, Leo, Reyna and Nico, I can honestly say that I exceptionally enjoyed Nico's chapters in the story the most. I've loved watching his character grow and his journey of self discovery. Since Nico has always been so dark, it was a pleasant change being able to experience his more vulnerable side. Unfortunately, Percy wasn't a front runner in the story, neither was Annabeth, this did disappoint me. I've been following Percy's adventures for years and would have preferred if he had a bigger role in the final book. Two other characters that didn't get anytime in the book were Hazel and Frank, they were in the story but didn't get any chapters told from their point of view.

 Furthermore, if you want to know if these special demigods finally fulfill the prophecy of the seven, and defeat Gaea and her giants, you will need to read it for yourself to find out.

I give this a 4 out of 5 stars.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sunday Treasures, #30

 Welcome to my Sunday Treasures! This meme was created by yours truly to give me an opportunity to brag show off my newest treasures. If anyone is ever interested in joining, please do. The more the merrier.

Here are my new gems...


Ensnared by A. G. Howard

 I'm not sure when I'm actually going to get to read this book, but I had to have it!

For Review

Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan
Not After Everything by Michelle Levy

 Thanks so much to Vikki from Penguin Canada for sending me these two arcs for review. I'm so excited to start Daughter of Deep Silence, but I think I will wait until closer to the release date.

 What do you think of my new goodies? If you've gotten some new treasures lately or have read any of the books I have listed, fill me in on your thoughts. Thanks so much for reading ♥

Friday, February 13, 2015

Feature & Follow - Do You #FF On Twitter?

  The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Rachel of  Parajunkee’s View  and Alison of Alison Can Read . Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs! The purpose of this meme is to find and gain new followers. So follow me, and I will follow you =)

This Weeks Question/ Topic

: Do you use the # FF on twitter on Fridays? If you do, are you afraid you’ll forget someone and they’ll be sad? 

  It has been a few months since I've done a twitter #FF, but I have done a couple before. Normally I just mention my favourite blogs or bookstores. I haven't really thought about upsetting any of my followers by mentioning other tweeps over them. Possibly because not getting mentioned on someone else's follow Friday has never left me with any neglected or jealous feelings. If I have made someone sad, I'm super sorry.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday - The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by  Breaking the Spine  showcasing upcoming books that we are waiting, often impatiently, to be released.

My WoW pick this week is....

The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) by Renee Ahdieh
Expected Release: May 12th 2015
Published by Putnam Juvenile
Hardcover, 388 pages
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Description (from Goodreads)

A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights

Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi's wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.

To ensure her safety from the obviously dangerous and very powerful Wells family, Libby’s father helps newly orphaned Frances assume Libby’s identity. Frances has spent years in hiding, transforming herself into Libby, and she can no longer allow the people who murdered her entire family and Libby to get away with it. After years of careful plotting, she’s ready to set her revenge plans into motion—even if it means taking down the boy she’d once been in love with: the senator’s son.

She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.