July Wrap-Up

Hey guys,

These are the books I read in July.

Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight  by Sarah J Maas

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)

These were a reread and I read these for the first time around 2014. I forgot so much!

5/5

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)

This was also a reread and a very quick read. I read it very fast the first time around too.

5/5

All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis

All Rights Reserved (Word$, #1)

I enjoyed this book and you can read my full review here.

4/5

Daughter of The Burning City

Daughter of the Burning City

I found this book to be really interesting and really loved the world.

4/5

I don’t really have much to say on each book as most were rereads and I have a full review on one you can check out. I’d definitely recommend you check out these books.

What did you read in July? Which was your favourite?

 

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Keep in Touch

Instagram: @katyregnery

Mystery Blogger Award

Thank you to Candy over at Chapters After Chapters for nominating me.Be sure to check their blog.

RULES:

  1. Put the award logo on your blog.
  2. Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  3. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link to their blog as well. (Maggie @okoto enigmas blog)
  4. Tell your readers three things about yourself.
  5. Nominate 10-20 people.
  6. Notify your nominees.
  7. Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, specifying one weird/funny question.
  8. Share a link to your best post(s)

1. I love Cats

2. I love to reread books and see what I missed the first time reading them.

3. I’m studying Chemical Engineering at University this September.


What is your favorite book that you feel is underrated?

I’m not sure if this is underrated or not but I really love the Bone Season series and i don’t think a lot of people talk about it.

What fictional character would you like to be?

I would love to be Hermione Granger! She has a cat,she’s a witch and lives in the wizarding world. What more could I want.

What book made you love reading?

I don’t remember exactly which book but i’d say the Horrible Histories: My story collection or the Rainbow Magic books.

Do you create your own playlist for a book you read or do you listen to an author’s playlist for their book (if there is one?)

I don’t normally listen to songs when reading but if I do, I listen to whatever songs I’m in the mood for.

My weird question, what are your favorite and odd food pairing? Like mine is rice and mayonnaise. Yeah you read that right. Like I don’t drown it in mayo. I just give it a bit of a kick.

I don’t really have one. I really can’t think of anything.

My quesions

@PaperPages

@BookworkBrittany

@OMG.kacie.Reads

@TheBookRaven

@BiblioReviews

@TheLexingtonBookie

@BelleAndHerBooks

@SixCrowsBooks

@TheBlueGreenReader

@SunshineBookSellers

@TheBibliophileEmpress

Favourite book to movie adaptation?

How is your bookshelf organised?

Last 5 star read?

Online or instore book shopping?

What animal would you want to be and why? I’d say cat and as they say I’ll have nine lives.(I can’t really think of a weird question right now)

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

Hey guys!

I’m finally doing the mid-year book freak out tag which I’ve been seeing around. Visit the co-creaters original videos|IsThatChami & EarlGreyBooks. I couldn’t find the original video for one so I just linked the channel.

 

1. Best book you’ve read so far?

The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo, #3)The Poppy War

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far

Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3)

3.New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.

Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game, #1)

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.

Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices, #3)

5. Biggest disappointment.

Love, Hate & Other Filters

6. Biggest surprise.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)

 

7. Favourite new author. (Debut or new to you)

R.F Kuang

8. Newest fictional crush.

Nik Maliov

9. Newest favourite character.

Ella Malikova

10. Book that made you cry.

Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3)

 

11. Book that made you happy.

Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands #1)

12. Favourite book to film adaptation you saw this year.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood, #1)

13. Favourite review you’ve written this year.

Legendary by Stephanie Garber

14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)

Image result for harry potter box set

15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

A lot!

Here are some of the few

Prodigy (Legend, #2)Champion (Legend, #3)When Dimple Met RishiFrom Twinkle, with Love


So that was my Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag. If you haven’t done this yet please do. If there are any other cool tags please tag me, I’m always on the lookout for new tags!

All Rights Reserved Review

All Rights Reserved (Word$, #1)

All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis                                                                    Source:*E-ARC from Netgalley
Pages:352
Buy:Amazon|Book Depository                                                                                                                                 Add to Goodreads

Synopsis

In a world where every word and gesture is copyrighted, patented or trademarked, one girl elects to remain silent rather than pay to speak, and her defiant and unexpected silence threatens to unravel the very fabric of society.

Speth Jime is anxious to deliver her Last Day speech and celebrate her transition into adulthood. The moment she turns fifteen, Speth must pay for every word she speaks (“Sorry” is a flat ten dollars and a legal admission of guilt), for every nod ($0.99/sec), for every scream ($0.99/sec) and even every gesture of affection. She’s been raised to know the consequences of falling into debt, and can’t begin to imagine the pain of having her eyes shocked for speaking words that she’s unable to afford.

But when Speth’s friend Beecher commits suicide rather than work off his family’s crippling debt, she can’t express her shock and dismay without breaking her Last Day contract and sending her family into Collection. Backed into a corner, Speth finds a loophole: rather than read her speech–rather than say anything at all–she closes her mouth and vows never to speak again. Speth’s unexpected defiance of tradition sparks a media frenzy, inspiring others to follow in her footsteps, and threatens to destroy her, her family and the entire city around them.

My thoughts

I really enjoyed this book. I felt the writing style was really good. We are following a girl,some time in the near future,who inadvertently starts a movement by staying silent in a world where every word spoken and every gesture is copywrited and charged. You would be charged with a cuff connected to your wrist.I could really understand her frustration on not being able to speak or gesture. I was so engrossed in the story that after reading for a while, when someone would say something to me, I would be kind of surprised that I could talk. Freedom of Speech is something we take for granted and in this world there’s nothing of the sort. The scary thing is, this could be a possible future. Maybe not in the extreme that is in this book,but something close to it. The world building was really good and not everything was just thrown at you. It was gradual, and I feel like I really understood it. There was one part of this story that really shocked me. I wasn’t expecting that and i didn’t like what had happened. I just feel there was something missing from the book, which is why I gave it a lower rating.

4/5

I think this book came out in the US last year but it just came out in the UK on July 12th so if you’re intersted you can buy it here now too.

Have you read this book? Did you enjoy it?

*Thank you to netgalley and HQ Young Adult for the e-arc.                                                      All views expressed are my own.

 

June Wrap-Up

Hey guys,

These are the books I managed to read in June.

The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan

The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo #3)

I really enjoyed this book and found it to be a lot better than the first two. I always found Magnus Chase to be the better series but I think after this book the series is only gonna go up. Although, I didn’t like that one thing. People who have read the book know what I’m talking about.

5/5

The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas

The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-#0.5)

I really enjoyed this and it will bring a different experience as I read this before Throne of Glass and will get what it’s referencing.

5/5

The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang

The Poppy War

I wrote a full review for this which you can find here.

5/5

You Were Made For This by Michelle Sacks

You Were Made for This

I also wrote a full review for this here.

3/5

Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

Love, Hate & Other Filters

I wanted to like this book but I felt it didn’t repersent me. I did write a full review for this but I’m not sure I’m going to post it. I felt it was advertised as the perfect Muslim story and I don’t think it’s repersentation was good. I know it’s own voices and repersents the author but not me.

2/5

Clockwork Angel By Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)

It took me a long time to reread this. I think it was because it was introducing the Shadowhunter world again and took  a lot of time for Tessa to process things. Once I got past that though, I loved it.

5/5


So I completed 6 books which I think is a good number.

How many books did you read? Which was your favourite?

 

My Blog’s Name in Books Tag

Hey guys,

It’s about time I do another tag. I think I’ve only done the one so I thought this one would be quick and simple.

I found this tag on Kaitlyn’s Reading Corner. Please check that out!

The creator of this tag is fictionophile so check that out too!

Here are the rules fictionophile set out:

1. Spell out your blog’s name. (this is where you wish your blog’s name was shorter LOL)

2. Find a book from your TBR that begins with each letter. (Note you cannot ADD to your TBR to complete this challenge – the books must already be on your Goodread’s TBR)

3. Have fun!


SEPIAREADS

S: Something Strange And Deadly by Susan Dennard

Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly, #1)

E: Everything,Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything

P: Prodigy by Marie Lu

Prodigy (Legend, #2)

I: I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

I'll Give You the Sun

A: Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)

R: Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1)

E: Eragon By Cristopher Paolini

Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1)

A: Air Awakens by Elise Kova

Air Awakens (Air Awakens, #1)

D:Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium (Delirium, #1)

S: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1)


So that’s it. This was actually pretty easy but the only thing I struggled with is if the word ‘the’ counts as the first letter. So would a book like ‘The Duff’ classify as T or D. I just kept out the word ‘the’ to make it simple.Delirium was the only book starting with D that I could find.

If you want to do the tag consider yourself tagged!