I read Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief today for the Reading Rush completing the challenge to pick a book that has five or more words in the title and I was having the same nostalgic feels that I was having during my reread of the Harry Potter Series. It’s really helped to pull me out of the little reading funk I’ve been having of late, so I decided I am going to do a reread of the whole series like I did with Harry Potter. I am going to try and get through at least one of the books a month and then if I am still enjoying myself at the end of it I may also continue on with the Heroes of Olympus series as well! It’s been at least 3-4 years since I picked up the books so I am very excited to dive back into this world!
I’m struggling…. I am currently in the middle of two books at the moment which is unheard of for me. I’m still trying to make my through the long way to a small angry planet by Becky Chambers and I am just about halfway through Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston and to be honest they are both dragging! All of the political jargon and sub plot is really boring me and Alex is kind of getting on my nerves. And there’s a lot of mathematical, quantum physics talk happening in the long way to a small angry planet and I’m loosing focus. I’ve started skimming through most what I’m reading at this point and nothing is sinking in. I think I have to put both books back down and pick up something new and different and maybe a little fantastical! I don’t know whether or not I am going to finish Red, White and Royal Blue because as of right now its feeling like just a 3 star read for me which is getting me down, but there is still a whole second half of the book left so maybe things will pick up, I’m not quite sure what I am going to do yet! I will try and finish the long way to a small angry planet though as its intriguing me, I’m just not in the right space (lol) at the moment to get into the storyline!
So I finally decided to pick up Daisy Jones and the Six and give it a try. I don’t know what it is about this book but ever since I first started hearing about it I just automatically assumed I wasn’t going to like it and I don’t know why. I absolutely loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo so why wouldn’t I also like another book Taylor Jenkins Reid has written? I’ve heard so many differing opinions and reviews on this book in particular because its so popular that I just have to read it and see what whether or not I agree with everyone… So far I am entertained, its a little jarring with everyone kind of introduced all at once and the jumping back and forth whilst speaking but I’m slowly getting situated! I guess I just have to keep reading to see why everyone went bonkers over this book!
Happy Reading 📚
I read Caraval last year and I was entertained yet it was not quite as captivating as I hoped. The atmosphere of the book was quite dark and mysterious with an air of danger attached. I definitely couldn’t predict anything that was going to happen which I enjoy in a fantasy book, it keeps me invested in the storyline. I thought the twists were well timed and the characters were somewhat likeable, Donatella wasn’t a favourite of mine. That being said the magic system kind of fell a little flat for me in the book. So I am hoping it is really explained and expanded more in Legendary. I am excited to get into this book and hopefully I like it even more than its predecessor.
This book has been on my radar since it came out late last year. It seems that all the reviews I’ve seen for this book has been super positive so that has me intrigued. From what I gather its a kind of sci-fi/fantasy story and I haven’t really read any sci-fi for a while now so I am very keen to get started. The premise of the book sounds very promising and as I just finished Oathbringer last month I am yearning for more of Brandon Sanderson’s writing. His world building and magical elements are always so epic and original, I am very eagerly anticipating this read. I really hope it lives up to the hype!