Monday, January 28, 2019

Book Talk: Smoke by Ellen Hopkins

AUTHOR: Ellen Hopkins
PUBLISHED: September 10th 2013 
PUBLISHER:  Margaret K. McElderry Books
PAGES: 543
SERIES/STAND ALONE: Book 2

SOURCE: Book Outlet

CHALLENGES: None


OUTLINE:
Pattyn’s father is dead. Now she’s on the run in this riveting companion to New York Times bestseller Burned, which Kirkus Reviews calls “a strong, painful, and tender piece about wresting hope from the depths of despair.”

Pattyn Von Stratten’s father is dead, and Pattyn is on the run. After far too many years of abuse at the hands of her father, and after the tragic loss of her beloved Ethan and their unborn child, Pattyn is desperate for peace. Only her sister Jackie knows what happened that fatal night, but she is stuck at home with their mother, who clings to normalcy by allowing the truth to be covered up by their domineering community leaders. Her father might be finally gone, but without Pattyn, Jackie is desperately isolated.

Alone and in disguise, Pattyn starts a new life as a migrant worker on a California ranch. But is it even possible to rebuild a life when everything you’ve known has burned to ash and lies seem far safer than the truth?

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My Journey through Goodreads

October 3, 2018 – Finished Reading
October 3, 2018 – 
page 342
 
 62.98%
October 2, 2018 – 
page 342
 
 62.98% "I feel for Pattyn and Jackie"
September 28, 2018 – 
page 72
 
 13.26%
September 28, 2018 – Started Reading
October 13, 2017 – Shelved as: books-i-own-not-read
August 14, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
August 14, 2017 – Shelved
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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Wrap-Ups: Main



These are my video wrap ups for each month. Along with them will be the books and how I star-rated them. :)

2017

2018
May (No may wrap up video)

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Book Talk: Rumble by Ellen Hopkins

AUTHOR: Ellen Hopkins
PUBLISHED: August 26th 2014 
PUBLISHER:  Margaret K. McElderry Books
PAGES: 550
SERIES/STAND ALONE: Stand alone

SOURCE: Book Outlet

CHALLENGES: None


OUTLINE:
"There is no God, no benevolent ruler of the earth, no omnipotent grand poobah of countless universes. Because if there was ... my little brother would still be fishing or playing basketball instead of fertilizing cemetery vegetation."

Matthew Turner doesn't have faith in anything.

Not in family—his is a shambles after his younger brother was bullied into suicide. Not in so-called friends who turn their backs when things get tough. Not in some all-powerful creator who lets too much bad stuff happen. And certainly not in some "It Gets Better" psychobabble.

No matter what his girlfriend Hayden says about faith and forgiveness, there's no way Matt's letting go of blame. He's decided to "live large and go out with a huge bang," and whatever happens happens. But when a horrific event plunges Matt into a dark, silent place, he hears a rumble … a rumble that wakes him up, calling everything he's ever disbelieved into question.

Video

In a nutshell


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My Journey through Goodreads
Status
September 19, 2018 – Finished Reading
September 19, 2018 – 
page 200
 
 36.36%
September 18, 2018 – 
page 200
 
 36.36% "The dad is an asshole."
September 18, 2018 – Started Reading
December 9, 2017 – Shelved as: books-i-own-not-read
August 14, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
August 14, 2017 – Shelved

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Book Talk: Burned by Ellen Hopkins

AUTHOR: Ellen Hopkins
PUBLISHED: April 1st 2006
PUBLISHER: Margaret K. McElderry Books 
PAGES: 431
SERIES/STAND ALONE: Series book 1

SOURCE: Book Outlet

CHALLENGES: None


OUTLINE:
I do know things really began to spin out of control after my first sex dream.

It all started with a dream. Nothing exceptional, just a typical fantasy about a boy, the kind of dream that most teen girls experience. But Pattyn Von Stratten is not like most teen girls. Raised in a religious—yet abusive—family, a simple dream may not be exactly a sin, but it could be the first step toward hell and eternal damnation.

This dream is a first step for Pattyn. But is it to hell or to a better life? For the first time Pattyn starts asking questions. Questions seemingly without answers—about God, a woman's role, sex, love—mostly love. What is it? Where is it? Will she ever experience it? Is she deserving of it?

It's with a real boy that Pattyn gets into real trouble. After Pattyn's father catches her in a compromising position, events spiral out of control until Pattyn ends up suspended from school and sent to live with an aunt she doesn't know.

Pattyn is supposed to find salvation and redemption during her exile to the wilds of rural Nevada. Yet what she finds instead is love and acceptance. And for the first time she feels worthy of both—until she realizes her old demons will not let her go. Pattyn begins down a path that will lead her to a hell—a hell that may not be the one she learned about in sacrament meetings, but it is hell all the same.

In this riveting and masterful novel told in verse, Ellen Hopkins takes readers on an emotional roller-coaster ride. From the highs of true love to the lows of abuse, Pattyn's story will have readers engrossed until the very last word.
 

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My Journey through Goodreads
Status
September 27, 2018 – Finished Reading
September 25, 2018 –
page 140

 32.48%
September 25, 2018 – Started Reading
October 13, 2017 – Shelved as: books-i-own-not-read
September 7, 2011 – Shelved
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Readathon: Bout of Books 24: Main


The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 24 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

As always I'm ready for Bout of Books. It is one of the few readathons I try to participate in every time. I never get farther than 1 book, but this time I will. I love the challenges as well. I say definitely click on and check out the challenges I always have fun trying to make graphics that go with them.

Last Bout of books I actually read 6 books in a week but I also had that week off. I'll be doing good if I get 1 or 2 books read.

Monday: January 7th
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Number of books I've read today: 0
Total number of books I've read: 0
Books: 0
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Tuesday: January 8th
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Wednesday: January 9th
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Thursday: January 10th
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Friday: January 11th
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Saturday: January 12th
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Books: Every heart a door way
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Sunday: January 13th
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BOOKS ON THE LIST TO READ 
 I'm pretty pumped to knock out some books. :)
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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Book Tag: To All The Boys I Loved Before






QUESTIONS
1. Kenny from Camp AKA your first book love
2. John Ambrose McClaren AKA the book that got away (a book that may not be your all time favorite now, but you’ll always love it)
3. Lucas from Homecoming AKA your GBF (your favorite LGBTQ+ character or book)
4. Josh Sanderson AKA the book next door (a book that you’ll love no matter how many times you read it)
5. Peter Kavinsky AKA your one true book love

LINKS
Frankinesce // creator →
https://youtu.be/3x5MnlvrFqw

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Book Talk: An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

AUTHOR: Margaret Rogerson
PUBLISHED: September 26, 2017
PUBLISHER: Margaret K. McElderry Books
PAGES: 300
SERIES/STAND ALONE: Stand Alone
SOURCE: Book Box
CHALLENGES: None


OUTLINE:
A skilled painter must stand up to the ancient power of the faerie courts—even as she falls in love with a faerie prince—in this gorgeous debut novel.

Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes—a weakness that could cost him his life.

Furious and devastated, Rook spirits her away to the autumnlands to stand trial for her crime. Waylaid by the Wild Hunt’s ghostly hounds, the tainted influence of the Alder King, and hideous monsters risen from barrow mounds, Isobel and Rook depend on one another for survival. Their alliance blossoms into trust, then love—and that love violates the fair folks’ ruthless laws. Now both of their lives are forfeit, unless Isobel can use her skill as an artist to fight the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.


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In a nutshell
 I keep trying to find a fae book that I can really love. I really loved the ACOTAR series, but besides that, I haven't come across any. I haven't read some of the more popular ones like The Wicked Lovely ones by Melissa Marr or The Iron Ones by Julie Kagawa, or the newest book by Holly Black.  Perhaps my heart just loves other dark creatures more. 

Characters



Ending
As much as I loved the ending it seemed like it wrapped up way too easily. 

My Journey through Goodreads
No Journey with this one.

Fun Pics
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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Book Talk: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

AUTHOR: Victoria Aveyard
PUBLISHED: February 10th, 2015
PUBLISHER: HarperTeen
PAGES: 383
SERIES/STAND ALONE: Series book 1

SOURCE: Book box
CHALLENGES: None


OUTLINE:
This is a world divided by blood - red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power. Fearful of Mare's potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime. But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance - Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.

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In a nutshell


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My Journey through Goodreads

November 10, 2018 – Finished Reading
November 5, 2018 – 
page 148
 
 38.64% "Powers was all I needed to read in order to know I'll probably love it."
November 5, 2018 – Started Reading
May 27, 2018 – Shelved as: books-i-own-not-read
January 31, 2015 – Shelved as: 2015-dac-challenge (Other Hardcover Edition)
December 7, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
December 7, 2014 – Shelved
September 22, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read (Other Hardcover Edition)
September 22, 2014 – Shelved (Other Hardcover Edition)

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

TBR Time: January 2019





The Cruel Prince

Pride

Glass sword

The Glass Spare

A Wrinkle in Time

A Little too Far




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