Sharing Saturday Thirty

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Saturday is here!  This is one of my favorite times of the week for I love this post.  Today we are going to do something a little different.  I am going to share book trailers for some of my favorite books and my opinions on whether they represent the book well.  This is going to be so fun.  I may start doing this more often during my Sharing Saturday’s so let me know what book trailers I should do.  Let’s get started!

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton:

The imagery is good.  It is blue and sandy much as the cover suggests it should be.  The blue-eyed bandit is decently portrayed but I think less time should have been spent on what authors and journals thought about the book and more on what the book is actually about.  The music is a wonderful addition adding drama and intrigue to the trailer.  I think overall that the book trailer decently portrayed the book but it did not show the true fire and spirit of the book.

Reawakened by Colleen Houck:

I think this trailer did a much better job of portraying the book than the previous one.  We are shown the magic of the world through the disappearing words and images and the book is thoroughly explained.  However, the music was horrible.  I did not think it went very well with the book.  I did like that certain images and creatures were shown that are seen throughout the book.  Overall, I think it did an excellent job of showing us Reawakened.

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco:

This trailer did a pretty good job of depicting the book.  The background was amazing and fully gave me a sense of the book.  However, I felt that what the book was about was not fully given.  Despite that, I love the little bit of music that was included which added drama and emotion at the perfect moments.  This trailer was suitable for the book but I think it could have been improved upon a little bit.

 

 

Books I want(I actually need them as much as I need air) in 2018

I have a long list of all the books I need to read in 2018.  I want them all now and it is torture to wait but alas  I must.  Below is a continually growing list of all the books I want to read this year and when they come out.

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Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton – January 30th 2018

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir – April 10th 2018

Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell – August 7th 2018

Rage by Cora Carmack – June 5th 2018

War Storm by Victoria Aveyard – May 15th 2018

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian – June 14th 2018

Smoke in the Sun by Renee Ahdieh – April 24th 2018

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik – July 10th, 2018

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo – March 6th 2018

The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross – February 6th 2018

The Defiant by Lesley Livingston – January 23rd, 2018

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland – April 3rd, 2018

Secret Heir Dynasty by M. J. Prince – February 27th 2018

more……..

Happy New Year

It’s a New Year!! I can hardly believe that we are entering 2018.  This past year has flown by.  Below is a list of the top twelve books that I read this year.  There are definitely more favorites but if I didn’t stop at twelve my list would just keep on going.  I am not putting them in any particular order.

  • The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
  • Ruby Red Kerstin Gier
  • Roar  by Cora Carmack
  • Scarlet by A. C Gaughen
  • The Demon Trapper’s Daughter by Jana Oliver
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  • Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  • The Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
  • The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalo
  • It by Stephen King

 

Happy New Year!!!!

The End of Summer Book Tag

Nooo, summer is over.  This summer flew by so fast.  I don’t want it to end.   I had an awesome time writing posts and figuring out my blog.  Thank you to all of my followers for a wonderful summer.   To commemorate it I decided to do The End of Summer Book Tag.  I hope you enjoy.  Thank You!!

Rules:

Thank the person who tagged you.

Tag at least thirteen people.

 

What was your Favorite Book this Summer?

That’s hard. In fact I have more than one. These include Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen.  I loved this story and the rest of the series lived up to the first book.  I totally adore this series.  Also, I loved Stalking Jack the Ripper ,Roar,  and The Daughter of Smoke and Bone which were all stunning books.

See my posts The Daughter of Smoke and Bone ,and Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen

 

What was your Least Favorite Book this Summer?

I don’t know.  There were quite a few books I didn’t like very much this summer but I can’t decide which was worse.  A few are listed below…

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

The Secret to lying by Todd Mitchell

Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorenson

and more.

See my previous post, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

What Book Did you wish You had read this Summer?

I wish I could’ve gotten around to reading a A Court of Thorns and Roses.  I have been meaning to read that book since it first came out but things just kept coming up and I kept forgetting to put it on hold.  I have heard that the book is amazing and am excited to read it.  I will read it by end of the year.  I have to.

What was your Favorite Classic you read this summer?(If you didn’t read one this summer than in general.)

I only read Frankenstien this summer so that is my favorite classic this summer.  I did love the story and even read another book called Doctor Frankensteins daughters by another author which was a pretty fantastic book, too.

 

Did you stray into a different genre and pick up a new and exciting book?

Yes, I did because my cousin who is into psychological thrillers suggested One was Lost by Natalie D. Richards.  The book was interesting  and definitely not what I usually read.

Damaged, Deceptive, Dangerous, Darling. When a group of teens wake up in the woods, these words are inked onto their skin. Are they labels? A warning? They must find the truth before a killer finds them.

On a school trip the group is seperated by a flash flood and than they awake to find their teacher drugged and no way to find help. They set out to try to reach help all the while knowing there is a killer on the loose who is keeping them alive for a reason.  But what? Will they survive long enough to find out?

 

What was your favorite movie adaptation this summer?

I didn’t see any but I am excited for several movies that are coming out later this year or next year that are based on books I have read.

What was your favorite new release book?

I have two but they didn’t really come out this summer.  Still, I loved Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi which came out March 28th and Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton which came out March 7th.

See my posts Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton and The Star- Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi which is the first book in the series to Crown Of Wishes.

 

I Tag:

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Amanda@literaryweaponry

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Anybody that feels like saying goodbye to summer

 

 

 

 

Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton

The second book in the series, The Rebel of the Sands, continues Amani’s story.   She has joined the rebellion to bring down the Sultan who killed his own father for the throne. Amani accidentally infiltrates the Sultan’s palace. She is determined to spy on the Sultan from the inside and bring him to justice for all of his bloodthirsty crimes.  Distractingly she is still a prisoner under the constant supervision of guards.   There she learns secrets that should never of been unearthed.  Questions arise as to whether her cause is true.  But will she survive the trials of the palace?

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

A sharpshooter and a dreamer living in a back- country town where there is no escape.  That all changes when she meets Jin, a foreigner at a shooting contest.  She leaves Dustwalk, her town on a mythical horse and finds through Jin the true heart of the desert  and her own blooming power.

” Rebel of the Sands reveals what happens when a dream referred explodes- in the fires of rebellion, of romantic passion, and the all- consuming inferno of a girl finally, at long last, embracing her power.”( Inside cover)