Top Five Wednesday #7 ~ Favorite Character Tropes

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Happy Wednesday! This weekly bookish meme was created by gingerreadslainey and you can check out the Goodreads group for more information. This week’s topic is favorite character tropes. A character trope is something used frequently and possibly overused in many books. For some reason, I had a little trouble with this topic, but I hope everyone enjoys this post nonetheless!

5) Love Triangles

Love triangles are always hit or miss, but if they are a miss, there is at least some entertainment. It cracks me up when guys are “competing” for a girl and they try to “out-masculine” each other. The only thing I absolutely cannot stand is a whiny girl in a love triangle. “Oh no, I have two guys that love me! Whatever shall I do?” Shut up.

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Teaser Tuesday #3 ~ July 28, 2015

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by A Daily Rhythm. If you would like to participate in Teaser Tuesdays, just open the book you are currently reading to a random page and find two “teaser” sentences from that page. Be careful to avoid spoilers!

Right now I am reading Little Brother by Cory Doctorow, which was required summer reading from my school.

“There was another rumble, and the cloud of smoke spread out, that spreading black shape we’d all grown up seeing in movies. Someone had just blown up something, in a big way.” (Page 33)

Of Triton ~ Anna Banks

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Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she’s a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm below. Syrena law states that all Half-Breeds should be put to death.

As if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance among the Syrena turns the two kingdoms—Poseidon and Triton—against one another. Which leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen’s request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she risk it all and reveal herself—and her Gift—to save a people she’s never known?

Once again, Anna Banks infuses Emma and Galen’s points of view with humor, intrigue, and waves of romance.

My Review

As I expected, I finished the book for the second time just as quickly as I finished Of Poseidon and I am still loving the Syrena Legacy trilogy.

 If you have not read the first book yet, I suggest not reading the rest of this review because it will probably spoil the end of the first book. Read More »

Paper Towns ~ John Green

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Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew…

My Review

I read this book before I created this blog on a road trip. I had a four hour drive and nothing to do, so naturally, I would finish an entire book. At the time, I did not know the movie was coming out, but now that the movie comes out tonight, I thought it would be an appropriate time to review my favorite book. Once I see the movie, I will write a post discussing my feelings about it. I have no doubts that it will be amazing, based on the BookCon Panel, the trailers, and everything else surrounding it.

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Top Five Wednesday #6 ~ Side Characters that Deserve Their Own Series

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Happy Wednesday! This weekly bookish meme was created by gingerreadslainey and you can check out the Goodreads group for more information. This week’s topic is side characters that deserve their own series. I like this topic because there is always so much focus on the main characters, but the side characters are just as important. The side characters are the ones who influence the main character and make them who they are. They are also amazing fodder for fanfiction (wink, wink). Read More »

Teaser Tuesday #2 ~ July 21, 2015


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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by A Daily Rhythm. If you would like to participate in Teaser Tuesdays, just open the book you are currently reading to a random page and find two “teaser” sentences from that page. Be careful to avoid spoilers!

A book I am currently reading is Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly. I received an eARC of this book from the publisher, and so far I am loving it.

“After a second, I realized the screaming was no imagined rock song and that, in fact, the screaming was coming from me. Later, Digby told me I sounded like his grandmother’s cockatoo when its wing accidentally got caught in the vacuum.” (Location 707 on Kindle)

Of Poseidon ~ Anna Banks

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Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he’s heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen—literally, ouch!—both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma’s gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom…

Told from both Emma and Galen’s points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.

My Review 

This was my second time reading this book and I absolutely loved it this time as much as I did the first time. I discovered this trilogy when I was looking through the authors who were attending BookCon, and while I did not end up meeting Anna Banks, I am so happy I came across her books,Read More »