TODAY IS THE DAY! 😀 I could not be more excited! The final installment of the Reader Trilogy (also known as The Sea of Ink and Gold).
I also grabbed Sadie by Courtney Summers. Sounds super good! Plus they did a short podcast on what it is about. I was super into that so I know I will love the book.
I picked this book up just because it was called the reader to be 100% honest. I was thinking it was going to be about a girl who loves to read and get lost in all of these stories. I don’t know. I was COMPLETELY wrong! Lol. (picture was found on Google.)
THE LAST BOOK IN THE SERIES COMES OUT TOMORROW! 11/13/18! I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED!!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀
This book takes place in Kelanna (and it has a map! 😀 ) In a world where there are no books, no one knows history except the stories that are passed down by word of mouth. Sefia has been entrusted her entire life, since her parents died, to keep a book safe. She doesn’t know what it is or where it came from; all she knows is that it can never leave her sight and she can never let it be taken from her. Sefia is traveling with Nin, an old lady her parents knew. For 6 years they have been kept out of sight, for 6 years they have been safe.
One reason I love this book is how much there is to it! I thought I had gotten a damaged copy because there were ink marks on pages but when it kept happening I knew that was just part of the book. Plus you have to keep your eye on the page count! I know, that usually is a bad thing but there are words next to some of the numbers! So awesome!
I took this book with me to Arizona for a job interview and it got damaged in my luggage! So sad. Not too badly, but a shampoo bottle exploded and I was lucky I had brought back up clothes. I do want to get a hardback of this because I have hardbacks of the next two (well, this will be up a day before the final book is out).
The Reader – The Speaker – The Storyteller
Favorite Character: Captain Reed
Favorite Book: The Speaker
Quote: “We’ve been searching for the Book for decades, an you’ve not only brought it here to us, you’ve also brought along a candidate as well.” -Tanin.
Since the last book is coming out tomorrow! I will give you a second quote.
“This place is too pretty to be ruined by the likes of us.” -Captain Reed.
When Read: 10/2017
Total Pages: 437
I love some books with pictures in them. This series I just flew through. I love fairies and monsters and other worlds. So this was right up my alley.
It focuses on Lucy and Soli, two best friends for as long as they can remember. They live in a little town next to Willow Forest. There are stories of another world in the forest and to never make a wish in the forest. Why? Because they faeries will grant it. This is a great story about friends growing up together and growing apart and back together again. Lucy makes a wish in the woods and is taken into the faerie land. And Soli has to find her inner strength to save her best friend.
As I said at the beginning this book does have pictures and lots of them. It makes the reading go by super quick. It is aimed more at a younger audience than Young Adult, maybe 5th grade level. But that is not a reason to not read it. The art is fantastic and the writing just pulls you right in.
There are 3 books in this series. I am pretty sure there are companion books to it but the story is told over the main trilogy.
Favorite Character: Kheelen
Favorite Book: Believe (book 3).
Quote: “I angered the Queen,” She whispered.
When read: 2014ish
Total Pagest: 266
I had my eye on these books for about a year before I bought them. Because of course I had to buy them all, all at once. So I got my $60ish dollars and just couldn’t wait to read this dystopian.
As the title says it is a trilogy. It is set in the not-so-distant future where genetic engineering has gone awry. No new generations will live past the age of 25 for men and 20 for women. But there are no diseases. While searching for a miracle the world has gone crazy trying to keep the human race alive. Women are being kidnapped as early as 10. And if they don’t fit what the kidnapper is looking for most are shot dead on site. (No there isn’t a ton of violence past the first few chapters.) Rhine is the main character and this exact thing happens to her. She is going to pick up a paycheck when she is kidnapped coming out of a store. She then survives to meet her captors who are super wealthy. But she is also 16 and time is running out.
Now, I got most of that off of the back of the first book. It sounds a ton better than the synopsis I usually do. Lol. But I try to recommend this series as much as I can. It is amazing. So much so that when I was at work I would go in early and copy a bunch of the pages so I could read and look like I was working! HAHA. I ran through this whole trilogy in just a couple of weeks. The first book in the series is Wither, then Fever, and finally Sever. So much happens. I don’t want to put out any spoilers but ugh! So great! This is a series I would re-read. And I do not re-read very often if at all (excluding Of Mice & Men, I read that about once a year).
Now I actually haven’t read A Handmaid’s Tale but I feel like if you like that then you would like this. Females are being oppressed and kidnapped just to make babies and the men of the world do not care one bit. Some don’t even understand what is happening because of how high and mighty they have lived their entire lives. So, before I say too much PICK UP THIS SERIES! Ugh! So great!
Wither – Fever – Sever
Favorite Character: Rose
Favorite Book: Fever (book 2)
Quote: “Love is natural. Even the human race can’t claim to be natural anymore. We are fake, dying things.” -Wither, book 1
When Read: 2015?
Total pages: 364-book 1
This weeks book is Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. I am currently reading Ignite Me, book 3 in the series. But if I tell you all about that then there are going to be all the spoilers. So, this week will be Shatter Me.
This series is set in a dystopian future where birds don’t fly and trees are dying. Juliette is in an insane asylum because she can’t touch anyone without hurting them. Her parent hate her, the world hates her and she is the only one she knows like her. She has been in the asylum for … too long, and one day she gets a roommate, his name is Adam. They live in an unknown location in the United States, or what used to be. The world has been transformed by The Reestablishment. Juliette is in Sector 45, and the head honcho is a 19-year-old named Warner.
I don’t want to spoil anything so I am going to leave that little synopsis there. My thoughts on the series are.. in one sentence. I really like it. I have had this ‘trilogy’ on my tbr for quite some time. But I didn’t actually get around to it until the fourth book came out this year. And I put trilogy in quotes because it was a trilogy until this next book was said to come out. So now there are another 3 books in the works for this world. I am super excited I got in on the bandwagon before it was finish. This is definitely going to be a series I keep up with and will most likely pre-order the last two books.
I’ll put a link below so you can check out the series for yourself but I highly recommend it. Fast moving, romance, drama, and a class clown. What more could you want?
Shatter Me Series