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On Audiobooks: The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

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Valuable lessons were code words for pain that no one apologized for.

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I didn’t expect much walking into this novel. I have heard vaguely good things about it, but I didn’t expect it to sweep me away. It was bloody fantastic. The False Prince follows four boys as they compete for the opportunity to become the prince in a deadly plan forged by a man named Conner. Here, you grow especially close to the main character, Sage. He is so sarcastic and confident, and he is simply irresistible as a main character. For him alone, I would reread this book. (Seriously, I would. Actually, just thinking about this book makes me happy.) Read the rest of this entry »

Mean Girls Book Tag

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Mean Girls Book Tag

I was tagged in this almost a year ago by the lovely Kacie at A Bumble in Books (see her post here), and if you haven’t checked out her blog, I suggest you do so. I’m so sorry that I haven’t done this yet, but I’m doing it now. I’m also currently watching the movie to get myself in the mood for it, and let’s be honest here. Mean Girls is fantastic and hilarious.

{Story time: my roommate literally came running when she heard the movie playing through my door. “Are you watching Mean Girls?!”}

On to the tag!

“It’s pronounced like ‘Cady.’” – Which fictional characters’ names did you get completely wrong?

Basically everyone from And I Darken by Kiersten White. Ladislav Dragwlya, Mehmed. It’s not that I necessarily got their names wrong, but I don’t know how to pronounce their names in general. When I first read Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, I had no idea how to pronounce Carlisle. I vividly remember debating about the pronunciation with my friend in middle school. Read the rest of this entry »

The Olympics Book Tag

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In the spirit of the phenomenal athletes working their hardest in Brazil, I thought I would do The Olympics Book Tag! I absolutely adore the Olympics, both the summer and the winter games. Obviously, the summer games are currently going on for the next week or so, and I encourage you all to at least watch one of the events because personally, I just find it all so impressive.

Jordyn at jordzthebibliophile created this tag, and you can find the original here. I wasn’t tagged, but I’m not going to let that stop me. So, let’s get to it! Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 Wednesday: Most Unlikable Characters

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created be gingerreadslainey on YouTube, but it is now managed by Thoughts on Tomes. The Goodreads group page can be found here.

Well, the first thing I’d like to say is if you like these characters, the more power to you. I’m not trying to insult anyone with my list. These are just my opinions. Additionally, my explanations for these opinions might not be as full as you would like. I really don’t want to spoil books for people.

Without further ado, let’s get on to this possibly-controversy-causing list!

Josie from Embraced by Love by Suzanne Brockmann

Embraced by Love

She was the main character of this story, so it really dragged the entire book down for me. She was so self-centered and didn’t put any effort into the relationships that she had. Since the book was primarily a romance novel, I just did not think that Josie deserved the person that she was with, and therefore, the entire book fell flat for me. Read the rest of this entry »

Review: Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

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I’m sure many people are now aware that the movie is coming out later this month, and for the most part, that is why I read this book. Judging by what I’ve seen from the trailer, there is essentially nothing being translated from book to movie. I cannot believe I’m about to say this, but that’s pretty okay with me. The movie looks like it takes everything to the next level in terms of intensity and excitement, and regardless of how I feel about the book, I am greatly looking forward to the film. If you are just interested in this book because of the movie trailer, I would not recommend reading it.

And that’s not to say this is a bad book. It’s not. Read the rest of this entry »