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The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

The Final Empire

RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌖🌑

Published: March 30, 2010 (First published July 17, 2006)

Publisher: Gollancz

Format: Audiobook & e-Book

Pages: 672

 

 


“Anyone can believe in someone, or something, that always succeeds, Mistress. But failure… ah, now, that is hard to belive in, certainly and truly.”

Synopsis:

A thousand years ago evil came to the land and has ruled with an iron hand ever since. The sun shines fitfully under clouds of ash that float down endlessly from the constant eruption of volcanoes. A dark lord rules through the aristocratic families and ordinary folk are condemned to lives in servitude, sold as goods, laboring in the ash fields.

But now a troublemaker has arrived and there is rumor of revolt. A revolt that depends on criminal that no-one can trust and a young girl who must master Allomancy – the magic that lies in all metals.

 

 

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May 2020 Wrap-up and Book Haul

Months have been passing by so fast and we are already halfway through the year. The month of May has been good, reading and otherwise. I have read a total of 8 books and 1 novella. I enjoyed my time reading but I know I can do better if I didn’t get a minor slump near the end of the month.

However, 8 books and 1 novella are still a lot to talk about plus I also have an exciting book haul! So let’s get to it.

 

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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

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RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌘

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Published: September 01, 2009

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 391

 

 


“To me, there’s no point in talking about things that might have been.”

Synopsis:

SPARKS ARE IGNITING.
FLAMES ARE SPREADING.
AND THE CAPITOL WANTS REVENGE.

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol – a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.

Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest that she’s afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her, even more, is that she’s not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol’s cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can’t prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying. Katniss is about to be tested as never before.

 

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Recent Reads (May 25-31, 2020)

Time is a notion that has vanished to a lot of us since the start of the quarantine period. The months that we have been staying at home feel too long and yet it felt like time is passing by so fast. May is already over, and we are now on the 6th month of the year, already halfway there.

I have been slacking with my reading in the past week but I managed to finish 3 books for this week. I wish this reading kick would continue since I decided to join a readathon. Hopefully,  I will get a lot of reading done for this week too.

Now, let’s get into the book that I am currently reading and the books that I finished.

 

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The Olympic Games Readathon TBR

Readathon has been my way to read more and to challenge myself with finding books that might fit the prompts and also choose a book that I would not pick on my own. I do not have any plan to join any readathon as I am taking things slow in the reading department. However, this readathon has caught my attention and I am shameless to do this. You’ll understand why…😅

The readathon is called The Olympic Games (which you probably know based on the title of this blog) and it is a Percy Jackson themed readathon! And I have never read that series, I know I am shameless. However, according to the host of this readathon, you do not need to read the series to join. So here I am.

This was hosted by Ishi from Ishi Time on YouTube and it will run from June 01 to 30. Basically, this is a month-long readathon. But before getting into the prompts, this readathon has teams based on the gods and goddesses. Each team has different prompts and you can either choose your team or take Rick Riordan’s quiz on “What God are you Descended from?”. I took the quiz thrice and I am in team Aphrodite.

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There are only 5 prompts per team but there are also Advanced Challenges once you finished the given prompts. However, you cannot use one book for different prompts and you can only start the Advance Challenges when you finished the 5 prompts. 

So this intro was already so long so let’s get into my TBR!

 

 

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Recent Reads (May 18-24, 2020)

Hello fellow bookworms. Happy Monday! Another week passed by and I feel like I have done nothing, not even blogging. But it’s okay, it’s fine to slow down a little (well that’s what I tell myself).

I have not been reading much lately, I don’t know if it’s because of my reread of The Hunger Games trilogy or I am just lazy this week. On the good side, I managed to finish a book and managed to start another without finishing my current reads.🤣

I will not make this intro too long, but let’s get into the book!

 

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Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

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RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

Published: April 05, 2016

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Format: e-Book

Pages: 328

 

 


“We’re all better versions of ourselves when we get that extra time to craft the perfect message.”

Synopsis:

Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?

It’s been barely two years since her mother’s death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son.

In a leap of faith—or an act of complete desperation—Jessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie can’t help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved?

 

 

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