Teaser Trailer || Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Percy Jackson and the Olympians teaser trailer released a couple of weeks ago, and even though I’m a bit late with it(is anyone surprised?), I wanted to share it! 

I was honestly surprised that we got a teaser so soon. They’re still currently filming so I really thought we would only get a very short glimpse or maybe some stills. But NO! We got a whole 50 second plus teaser!!! WHAT??? Just from this teaser, I’m already SO EXCITED for this show. I have high expectations, which may or may not be a good thing. Either way I’m very excited for a full trailer to be released! 

Are you excited for the show? What did you think of the teaser?

“Look, I didn’t want to be a half-blood.”

Birthday Book Haul!!!

My birthday was on the ninth of September and of course I got some books! So I thought I’d share them with you! You can click the book title to go to the goodreads page if you’re interested in knowing anything about these books!

Heartstopper Vol 1 and Vol 4 by Alice Oseman

When I first read these books, I borrowed them from the library. I absolutely fell in LOVE with them and knew that I have to have my own copies. So I bought myself volume 1, and my best friend got me volume 4 because they’re amazing!

Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

This is the fourth book in the Vampire Academy series. I plan to do a binge read of this series sometime soon, and this is the only book I didn’t own. I read the first three books awhile ago, but never continued on despite that fact that I enjoyed them. I don’t remember much though, so I definitely need to reread the first three!

Still Beating by Jennifer Hartman

I have never read anything by this author, but I’ve heard nothing but complete rave about this book, so when I saw it on ebook for only $1.99 I knew this was my chance to see what all the hype is about for it. I heard it’s a very dark, but great read. And they recommend checking the trigger warnings beforehand, so that was what I did.

And those are the books I bought/recieved for my birthday! What books have you bought/recieved lately?

Would You Rather || Book Tag

I randomly came across this tag over at loisreadsbooks and thought it would be a fun one! So here we go!

Would you rather only read trilogies or only read standalones?

Trilogies! I love being with a story, the world, and characters for a while. So I definitley prefer trilogies!

Would you rather shop at Waterstones or Amazon?

I’ve never been to a Waterstones mainly because we don’t have one. So I’m just going to assume it could also be any bookstore, and of course I’d choose a bookstore. There’s just something about browsing the shelves that makes me happy!

Would you rather books were made into TV shows or movies?

TV Shows! I prefer tv to movies as it is. I love when books are adapted into shows, because I feel like you get more time with the story and characters. However, I know some adaptations fit better as movies, but I definitely prefer shows.

Would you rather read only 5 pages per day or 5 books per week?

Definitely 5 books per week. I don’t think I could just read 5 pages a day.

Would you rather be a professional author or reviewer?

Reviewer! Even though I struggle with writing reviews, I don’t think I could ever write a story. I wish I could, but no. I would definitely be better at reviewing all the amazing stories others create!

Would you rather be a librarian or a bookseller?

Oh this is interesting. Probably a librarian. No reason other than I just think I’d prefer it more.

Would you rather read only your favourite genre, or every other genre but your favourite?

Oh this is difficult…let’s see…favorite genre? Every other genre but my favorite? UGHHH…I’m struggling with this one. I think I’d have to go with read only my favorite genre??? Maybe…GAHHHH this is hard. Okay, yeah, I’m going to stick with read only my favorite genre. Final answer.

Would you rather only read e-books or physical books?

See, if you asked me this years ago, it would without a doubt have been physical books. But now, shockingly, I’d have to go with e-books. And only for the convience. You just can’t beat it…Oh wow… I honesly can’t believe I said e-books. I’m surprised myself!

And that’s it for the tag! What about you? What would your answers be?

Recently Read

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Book one in The Heroes of Olympus series. This book was such a surprise! I mean I knew I would enjoy it, but I didn’t think I would love it as much as I did. I had the best time reading this. Unlike in Percy Jackson and the Olympians where we are reading from the perspective of Percy Jackson. In this book we follow three new demi gods and three perspectives: Jason, Leo, and Piper. I loved all three of these characters, however my absolute favorite was Leo. I mean how can you not love him. He’s absolutely adorable and so much fun to read from. The adventure we follow was a lot of fun, but also intense. We get the same feeling that we had from Percy Jackson and the Olympians, but it’s also more intense and darker, and you can definitely feel that when reading it.

My Rating- 5 out of 5

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

After finishing The Lost Hero, I just had to continue on. While I still loved this book, I didn’t love it quite as much as The Lost Hero. I think it may have to do with the first half kind of feeling a bit slower. In this book we’re reunited with Percy(YAY!!!!), as well as introduced to two new characters: Frank and Hazel. I was so excited to be reading from Percy’s perspective again. Oh how I missed him. Frank and Hazel are fun characters. I especially loved Hazel’s backstory. We’re also introduced to Camp Jupiter, the roman camp. Going into this book we already know what’s happened and what’s going on, so we’re waiting for our characters to figure it out, which kind of made the book a bit slower in the beginning for me. About halfway through was when I was absolutely invested. Once the second half it, I couldn’t put the book down. Despite it being a bit slow in the beginning, it’s still a fantastic book.

My Rating- 4.6 out of 5

Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun by Jonny Garza Villa

I decided to read something different after The Son of Neptune(I just needed a small break). I picked up this book and found it was a good choice. This book follows Julian Luna(Jules) and Mat after a long distance relationship begins that starts over Twitter. We follow the ups and the downs of this relatinoship, but also what’s going on in Jules home and school life. The absolute best thing about this book are the characters. The characters and the relationships that they have are amazing. You can truely feel the love that they have for one another, whether it’s friendship, family, or romantic. However, this does not just deal with just romance. It also deals with very intense topics which he mentions in his author note. By the way, that’s another thing I loved. The author begins his book with the authors note addressing what this book deals with and to make sure that you are in the right mind set to read it. And I loved that!

My Rating- 3.5 out of 5

What have you read recently?

Never Have I Ever || Blogger Edition

I saw this fun tag over at Whispering Stories page. This was created by My Rollercoaster Journey.

Never Have I Ever || Blogger Edition:

1. Published a post without revising it

Honestly, I want to say no…but I think I may have back in my very beginner days of blogging.

2. Published a post without pictures

Yupp! Absolutely. This post will most likely not have any pictures.

3. Stayed up all night writing a post

Nope. Not that I can recall.

4. Copy pasted a post entirely

No!

5. Went more than a week without posting

Yes. Never intentionally. But an unintentional haitus has happened to me…more than once.

6. Blogged on a topic just because it was trending

I believe so? I can’t think of any specific topics off the top of my head, but I’m sure I have.

7. Commented on another person’s blog just to promote myself

Nope.

8. Published a post with no links inside

Absolutely. Especially in my early days when I didn’t know what the heck I was doing.

9. Pushed yourself to blog when you didn’t feel like it

Yes. I try to post at least once a week, but at times even that feels tough. I’ll have these moments where I’ll say maybe I’ll just skip this week, but I push myself to put up a post because I know if I don’t then I’ll just keep skipping and then one week will turn into another week of not posting and so on. But I think we have all had those moments, right? I’m always SO IMPRESSED with people who can manage three, four, five posts a week! I honestly don’t know how they do it.

10. I’m out of ideas but there have to be 10 questions, so adding a random number to a list just so the list can be 5 items or 10 items

Haha! This is just funny. But yes. I don’t know why, but whenever I make list I’ll always end them on multiples of five. Why is it like that?

And that’s it for the questions. This was a really fun tag to participate in. I hope you enjoyed!

WWW Wednesdays…on Thursday?!?!?!

I wanted to participate in WWW Wednesdays, at Taking on a World of Words, but I forgot to upload it on Wednesday(SORRY. I really just lost track of time). So here we are uploading it on Thursday! YAY!!! If you don’t know how it works, you simply answer the three W questions below!

The Three Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next, and/or what are you eagerly awaiting?

What am I currently reading?

What did I recently finish?

Hellion by Rhys Ford. This was a random book I found when I was searching through Libby late at night. It was a fine read. I didn’t love it, but also didn’t hate it. I do think I may check out more by this author at some point, but I’m not in any rush.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I honestly don’t know. I’m thinking possibly a manga??? We shall see!

What about you guys? What are you currently reading? What have you recently finished? And what do you plan on reading next?

Your Favorite Book(s)?

So this is a very short and simple post, but I’m genuinely curious what your all time favorite book and/or books are? Because I know we don’t just have one! I was randomly staring at my shelves and was thinking which would I choose as my all time favorite stand alone and series? Then it got me thinking what would other people choose as their favorites?

So what would say is your favorite standalone? Series?

What about romance? Mystery? Thriller? Fantasy? Manga? and so on? Just share your favorite book(s)

I think it would be fun to share and we can find new books to add to our ever growing TBR pile!

Four Ways I’ve Changed As A Reader

I’ve been a reader for a long time now, and as you would expect over the years we change. So I thought I would share some ways in how I’ve changed as a reader.

1. I don’t want to own a lot of books.

Years ago, I wanted to buy all the books. I wanted to own a library and have shelves upon shelves of books. That was the DREAM!!! As I got older, this has definitely changed. Now instead of buying books, majority of the time I try to get them from the library or on my kindle. If I love them, I will buy my own copy for my shelf.

2. I LOVE ebooks.

If you asked me years ago what my preferred way to read books was, it would without a doubt have been physical. However over the past couple of years, I’ve developed an absolute LOVE for ebooks. Now the majority of books I read are ebooks. It’s just much more convenient.

3. Audiobooks have become a thing for me.

Audiobooks were always a no for me. I had/have nothing against them, but for me I could never focus on the story when I tried listening to an audiobook. I would ALWAYS get distracted and then feel completely lost. If I’m being honest, it still is like that to this day. That’s why I have to follow along with the book if I’m listening to an audiobook. Over the past couple of years, I found myself listening to WAY more audiobooks, and absolutely loving them. Some books are just better as audio, and it can completely change your reading experience for the better!

4. Open to reading more genres!

For many years, I only read what I was comfortable with and what I knew I would enjoy. It was very easy for me to miss out on books that could be absolutely AMAZING, just because it wasn’t what I “normally” read. As I got older this has completely changed! Now I read whatever sounds interesting to me, and if I like it, great. If I don’t…oh well. At least I gave it a chance! I’ve discovered so many amazing new stories that I probably would have missed out on.

How have you changed as a reader over the years?

Summer TBR

Normally, I don’t like to make TBRs because I never stick to them. However, I do like making summer TBRs because you have months to read the books. So I thought it’d be fun to share some books I would LOVE to get to this summer! Hopefully I do!

Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The second book in the Aurora trilogy. I recently reread the first book Aurora Rising, so I would love to continue on with the sequel! I also really enjoy these two co-writing!

A Count of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

I’ve heard a lot about this series, and at this point I just really need to pick it up! This will also be my first Maas read.

Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

I’ve heard such great things about this trilogy, so I’m excited to finally get to it!

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Another one I’ve heard NOTHING BUT RAVE for and it’s absolutely embarressing that I haven’t read it yet. I NEED TO get to this ASAP!

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

I really enjoyed Red, White, and Royal Blue, so I’m very excited to pick up another book my this author!

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Seeing all the news about the Percy Jackson tv show now filming, it really makes me want to continue on in this world! The next book I need to start is this one!

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

I was really surprised when I read Shadow and Bone! I didn’t think I’d enjoy it as much as I did, so I really need to continue on with this series(also need to watch the show)

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

This one just needs to get read ASAP! It sounds like everything I would love, so why haven’t I read it yet? I can’t even tell you!

The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

This will be my first book by this author, and this one sounds like it’ll be enjoyable.

So these are some books I’m HOPING to get to this summer! Will I? Well, that is the question!

What book(s) are on your SUMMER TBR?

My Best Reads of 2021!

It’s that time of year! Time to share my best reads of 2021! These are not books that were published in 2021, but just books that I read this year.

This year I read a total of 38 books! My favorites were

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by MacKenzie Lee

This book was such a surprise for me. I honestly did not expect to love this book as much as I did! From the story, to the characters, and everything in between, this was a great time!

Heartstopper Vol 1 and 2 by Alice Oseman

Heartstopper was one that I figured I would end up loving, so this wasn’t a surprise. It’s such a great story that everyone should read! I’ve only read the first two volumes, but I can’t wait to continue on!

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

I believe Dear Martin is a story that everyone should read. It has a great message, with fascintating characters, and interesting discussion questions. I was so invested in this story while reading, I wasn’t able to put it down!

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

I knew I would love this book, so this is no surprise! Number one, it’s a shadowhunter story and I love all of them. Number two, it’s a finale! For me, Cassandra Clare knows how to write finales very well! I LOVED this one!

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

I was very surprised by this book because going into it I’ve heard mixed things. So I wasn’t sure what to think. I was so glad not to be spoiled for this book because I believe the ending is what is hit or miss for people. Overall, I ended up really enjoying my time reading this one, and it may be my favorite Riley Sager book I’ve read(I still two other books of his left to read)

Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQusiton

This book was somewhat of a surprise. I expected a romance story, but what I didn’t expect was for it to be as STEAMY as it was(and damn was it STEAMY.) But I loved every minute of it. I really enjoyed my time reading this story and gollowing these characters. I can’t wait to read more by Casey!