I just completed the third installment in the Percy Jackson and the Olympian’s Series: The Titan’s Curse. I forgot this book existed to be perfectly honest. When I read the title I was thinking to myself which one was that? Once I read the blurb I immediately remembered the story but I completely forgot that it was apart of this series, a little bit telling perhaps… It was overall highly entertaining, but it wasn’t one of my favorites. There was just a few things that I found a little off-putting. Like the fact that Percy’s mum was just completely fine letting him make his own decisions and running off into danger while she was getting cozy with Mr Blowfis. Also the decision that Bianca made and the reasoning behind it. I get that she wanted to be someone other than Nico’s big sister but to just abandon him to people that you don’t know to run off for en eternity as a Huntress bothered me a little bit. Other than that I really enjoyed the direction the plot went with. It was fast paced, action packed and we got a lot more information about the prophecy regarding the child of the big three. I feel like this was a little bit of a filler story that added a lot of context for the books that are to come.
This month I read Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan continuing on in my reread of the entire series. I really enjoyed this book and the way that it progresses from the first. We start to see Percy really stand up and become a little more of the leader that he is meant to be. I love just picking up on subtle foreshadowing moments in these earlier books that become so integral later on in the series; the topic of fatal flaws, the search for Pan and then slowly learning more and more about the major prophecy about one of the children of the big three. And even right at the start of the book Percy getting picked on by the bullies at his school about the photo of Annabeth being his girlfriend. Seeing these little tidbits of information and knowing that they are all going to be explored more in depth in the coming books really excites me and keeps me engaged. I’ve found that the books have been a little shorter than what I remember but there is definitely a lot of action and adventure packed into them! I loved my reread and I can’t wait to continue on with The Titan’s Curse!
I thought it was time to do another WWW Wednesday.
I am currently about 50 or so pages into Finale by Stephanie Garber. I have been highly anticipating this book for a while now, ever since reading and loving Legendary a few months ago!
I just recently finished Vow of Thieves by Mary E Pearson and absolutely LOVED it!!! I read Dance of Thieves back in January and it blew me away. So I was highly anticipating this read and was not disappointed!
I’ve been reading really plot heavy, intricate fantasy novels lately, so I’m feeling like something a little more light and refreshing so I’m thinking of picking up Flatshare by Beth O’Leary. It just seems like the perfect light fluffy contemporary romance that I’ve been needing in my life!
I thought I would do something different today and try the WWW Wednesday post, originally hosted by Taking in a World of Words. All you need to do is answer the three W questions below.
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Right now I am just about half way through Wilder Girls by Rory Power. I have seen this book EVERYWHERE and I just had a need to read it so I picked it up and I am definitely intrigued and curious about what is about to happen in the second half of this book! Stay tuned for a review soon!
I just recently finished Ruckus by L.J. Shen which is the second book in the Sinners of Saint series. I’ve just been in a bit of a smutty reading mood of late and I had seen this series come up a lot on my recommended so I figured why not give them a try! I have been really enjoying the series so far, I gave the first two book 4/5 stars and I am definitely excited to continue on!
So I am currently participating in the NEWTS Readathon and I have been a little slacking in picking up the books from my TBR, so I was thinking for my next read going with Finale by Stephanie Garber which will get me my Acceptable for Defense Against the Dark Arts. I have been highly anticipating this read for a while now and I have just been putting it off, for no particular reason. I think I am finally ready to pick this book up and finish the series and see what Stephanie Garber has in store for me!