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!
Another readathon over. As always, I had a lot of fun participating in this one!
This time, it was a very laid back readathon for me.
I started with everyone’s an aliebn when ur an aliebn too by Jomny Sun. It was a fun and definitely thought provoking read.
I then picked up The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky by Mackenzi Lee. This is a novella set inbetween books one and two of the Montague Siblings series. I had the absolute best time reading this story! I found myself laughing so much!
Lastly, I started Final Girls by Riley Sager. I got about 30 pages into this one before I called it a night. I’m definitely intrigued by this story so far, but I think I’m going to wait to continue until I can get the audiobook for this. I think the audiobook may be the way to go for this! (Currently on hold at the library)
And that’s it! Did you participate in this readathon? What did you read?
Dewey’s 24 Reverse Readathon is over and I feel very happy with myself. I was able to read two books and had a lot of fun participating in sprints, and seeing people’s updates online.
I started the readathon with Date Me, Bryson Keller by Kevin Van Whye. I thought this would be a fun and quick read for this readathon and I was right! I was really enjoying this one.
I decided to change it up and pick up an audiobook. I went with Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll because I also had a physical copy of this so I could follow along. I got about 40 pages into this and was just not feeling it so I put it down. I still wanted an audiobook so I jumped onto Libby and chose Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. This was a good choice. It was quick, but also very engaging!
The next day I spent the rest of the readathon finishing Date Me, Bryson Keller.
Overall, I completed two books, a total of 642 pages in 24 hours. I’m happy with that! It was a fun and relaxing readathon and I’m excited for the next one!
Did you participate in the Reverse Readathon? If so, how did you do?
This book was a lot of fun! I was worried because it’s told from four characters points of view, but honestly I found myself enjoying each character. I was really invested in this story and how it would unfold. I don’t know how I feel about the ending. For me, it was okay. I know some people really enjoyed the ending, while others not so much. Other than that, this was a good read! It was also my first Karen McManus book, and now I’m excited to read more books by her.
Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy
This was an interesting take on the Arthurian legend. I don’t read many retellings that deal with the Arthurian legend, so this was fun. I really thought this was a standalone going into it, but when I got to the end it leaves off on a cliffhanger. I should’ve looked into it more because I was looking for a standalone. Regardless, this was an enjoyable book.
Yes No Maybe So by Becca Albertalli and Aisha Saeed
I read this during Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. It was a good read for a readathon. It keep me interested throughout the story. It’s one of those books(at least for me) that was good while I read it, but it’s not something I’ll go back to.
Wicked Fox by Kat Cho
I started this during Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon and finished it a few days later. I really enjoyed this book! It was entertaing and very addicting. And I really enjoyed all of the characters. If you’re a fan of KDRAMAS, you’ll really enjoy this because it does read like one!
Fruit Baskets Vol 1
This was an okay read for me. The ending though went from happy to sad real quick! I eventually want to continue on with this!
Dana over at @andbookhoarding hosted the Informal Impromptu Readathon from February 27th until March 4th. As what I normally do, I decided to join in last minute. It was a fun readathon, with sprints being hosted every night, which really helped with my reading. I was able to read 3 books this week, which is the most I’ve read in one week!
The first book I read was The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury and I gave this book a 4 out of 5. This book was a retelling of Aladdin and was a definite surprise. I really enjoyed the characters and retake on the story!
Next I read Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. I’ve been wanting to read this book since I watched the trailer. I’m really glad I was able to get to it during the readathon. This book was such a fast read, and I really did end up enjoying it. I ended up giving this book a 4.3 out of 5. I loved how it was told throughout different formats like IM’s and Emails as well. The characters were a lot of fun and I loved the romance.
The last book I read Was Nerve by Jeanne Ryan. I really didn’t like this book and I gave it a 1 out of 5. I watched he movie last month which made me want to read the book. I enjoyed the movie. It wasn’t anything great, but it was simply fun to watch on a Sunday afternoon. However, I really didn’t like the book. I didn’t like the writing, or the characters, and I really didn’t like the romance. It just wasn’t for me. I do however recommend the movie if you want something fun.