Book Review: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Publisher: Square Fish
Date Published: April 30th 2013
Pages: 324
Format: Paperback
Genre: Mermaid Fantasy
My Rating: 3.75/4 out of 5 Stars
Goodreads Description: It had never occurred to him to kiss anyone—before he met Emma. These days, it’s all he can think about, her lips on his. The day Emma meets Galen on the beach is the day her life changes forever. Galen is the prince of the Syrena sent to find a girl he’s heard can communicate with fish. When Emma runs into him—literally, ouch!—their connection is immediate and powerful. Could this be the girl? After several encounters, Galen is convinced Emma is the one. But how can he convince her of her gift? And how can he make his feelings for her disappear? She’s the key to his kingdom, she can’t be the key to his heart.

I first would like to say it took me 3 months to finish this book and that has nothing to do with the quality of the book. It took me so long to finish this book because of school and my personal life. I actually really enjoyed reading this book. I feel like there is not many Mermaid books in the Young Adult market and they are one of my favorite creatures to read about. I did like that after spring break, when I had to set this book on the back burner when I wanted to pick it up again it was very easy to get back into. I loved Emma’s story and learning about how she fits in to Galen’s life. I ship them so hard I just wanted them to get together! The reason why I gave this book 3.75/4 stars instead of a straight 4 or 5 is because I felt like nothing happened for the first 150 pages. Then when you got to the last 150 pages I felt like everything happened very quickly. I do have to say through the whole book I had two theories in the back of my head. One of them did turn out to be true, however it did still shock me when I read it. I overall liked this book for a light beachy read!

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

AYearAThon TBR

Hello Readers, Today I am going to be sharing by TBR for the AYearAThon Read-A-Thon. This read-a-thon takes place from today June 5th 2017 to Sunday June 11th 2017. This months theme is Catch-up and Finish Series and the challenge is read a book with a character the same age as you.

  1. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks (The Syrena Legacy #1)
  2. Of Triton by Anna Banks (The Syrena Legacy #2)
  3. Of Neptune by Anna Banks (The Syrena Legacy #3)
    The first book is kind of cheating, but it is the book I am currently reading. I am currently getting the 2nd and 3rd books getting sent to my library, however, they have not been delivered yet. I hope to finish this series this week. This also counts as the book with a character the same age as me.
  4. Girl Online: On Tour by Zoe Sugg
  5. Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins
    Both of these books are catch-up books, but I do not have access to the next books in the series so I will just be reading the ones I own.
  6. The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro
  7. After You by Jojo Moyes

I know this is kind of an ambitious TBR, but I have really been in the reading mood lately so wish me luck! If you would like to take part in this Read-A-Thon they have a Goodreads group with more info!

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

Book Shelf Tour: Favorites

Hello Readers, This is a series on my blog I started last year and never finished. Today I am going to be bringing it back and starting over. I am going to be sharing my book shelf with you one shelf at a time. I am going to start with my favorites along with my larger series that are on top of my bookshelf. Also not all of my favorites are these shelf because I do not own a physical copy of these books

Above Bookshelf

  1. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  2. The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
  3. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
  4. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
  5. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
  6. Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire
  7. Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire
  8. A Beautiful Wedding by Jamie McGuire
  9. Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix
  10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  11. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  12. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  13. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  14. Marked by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
  15. Betrayed by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
  16. Chosen by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
  17. Untamed by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
  18. Hunted by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
  19. Tempted by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
  20. Burned by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
  21. Awakened by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
  22. Destined by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
  23. Hidden by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast

(I do own the second Percy Jackson book, but I can not find it that is why it is not on my shelf. I do own the fourth, fifth, and sixth book in the Harry Potter series how ever they are packed away somewhere. Also some of my favorites are up here as well)

Favorite Shelf

  1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  2. Between the Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  3. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  4. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  5. Girl Online by Zoe Sugg
  6. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
  7. Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano
  8. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  9. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
  10. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  11. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
  12. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  13. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  14. Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
  15. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  16. Dash and Lily’s Book of dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  17. The Martian by Andy Weir
  18. The Giver by Lois Lowry

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

Movie & Book Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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Hello Readers, Today I am going to be doing another joint movie and book review for Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. I really liked doing this for Before I Fall. 

Book

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Date Published: September 1st 2015
Pages: 310
Format: Hardcover
Genre: Contemporary
My Rating: 4 out 5 Bubbles
Goodreads Description: My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

I absolutely flew through this booked and loved every second of it. I read this book in one day. I haven’t done that with a book in years! I really liked the format of the book with all the little illustrations they made it really easy to read. Although if absolutely hate insta-love this book is probably not for you. I do not mind insta-love because I’m a sucker for a good cheesy romance however it wasn’t very believable if you think about it in a real world sense. Over-all I think it is a very fun and cute beachy read!

Movie

THIS WHOLE MOVIE WAS SO AWKWARD! I have no idea why, but I was getting second hand embarrassment so bad through the whole movie! However, I do not think it is a bad thing and to be expected in a movie about falling in love for the first time. I do have to say I didn’t imagine Maddy’s house that modern. I feel like they made the whole house very trendy. One thing I loved was the creative choice they made when Maddy and Olly emailing back and forth that makes it seem like they are talking face to face. I do think I would be slightly confused if I didn’t read the book. I over all enjoyed the movie, but of course I liked the book better! I think it would be a cute date night movie and would watch again.

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

Top Ten Tuesday May 23

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Hello Readers, Today I am going to be talking about the top ten books I want to read this summer! I really want to hold myself to this list and finish all these books this summer! This prompt is brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish

  1. Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
  2. Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke
  3. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
  4. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  5. The Love That Split The World by Emily Henry
  6. The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro
  7. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
  8. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
  9. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
  10. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

Books I’m Taking on Vacation! #2

Hello Readers, Today I am going to be sharing the books I’m taking on vacation with me. My family is taking a mini camping vacation this weekend and I plan on doing some reading. I am only going to be gone for about 4 days so I’m only taking 3 books, One I’m half finished reading! While on this trip I hope to go see the Everything, Everything movie with my mother and a review will follow of both the book and movie!

  1. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
  2. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
  3. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

Book Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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Publisher: Vintage
Date Published: June 2nd 2015
Pages: 333
Format: Paperback
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic
My Rating: 3 out of 5 bubbles
Goodreads Description: Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end. Twenty years later, Kirsten moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians. They call themselves The Traveling Symphony, and they have dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who will threaten the tiny band’s existence. And as the story takes off, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, the strange twist of fate that connects them all will be revealed

I got this book for Christmas and was so excited. I actually think I screamed when I opened it. Ever since I first heard about the story I wanted to read it. I picked it up in January, but then school picked up and I didn’t get to finish it until April. However, I do believe my opinions of this book would be the same if I read it straight through. Something I did not know going into this book is how many view point it has. It had sooo many, almost every character we meet had some sort of view point. It was hard to remember who you were reading from. Also the font is very small and the paragraphs are very long. This slowed me down A LOT when reading. Sometime I would have to re read a whole page to understand what was going on. I really wanted to love this book, but I found myself very bored until about the last 100 pages and even then it was a hit or miss. I definitely liked some characters more than overs, but I did like trying to figure out how they were all connected. I overall didn’t hate it, but it also won’t be on my favorites list.

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤