Friday, February 28, 2014

Reading Right Now! (#2)

So, this past week and weekend, I tried to read two books at once and really failed miserably. I just don't know how to stop at one story and jump right into another. There are two books that I am Reading Right Now! with one book being the main priority and then the other book being picked up as soon as I finish the main one.
Title: Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
I'm on page 268 which makes me 76% done with the book.
This is the book I'm focusing most of my reading attention on. I'm sure a lot of you already know what this book is about and probably have already read it yourselves. I bought this book a couple of years ago, but I have this problem where I check out books from the library and then never end up reading the books that I have bought. Luckily, my friend Ali (of the youtube channel Alison Murfitt: ) noticed my problem and suggested we read this book together, and I'm glad she did. 
I'm loving this book. It's such an easy one to get sucked into. I love the incorporation of all these creepy pictures and all these peculiar children traipsing through the pages. This is a book that has gotten tons of hype, so I was a little worried about being disappointed, but so far that ain't happening. It's really fun and I'm glad Ali made me read it. I do wonder how everything is going to turn out in the end and what Jacob is going to do. I can only imagine that something big is going to happen that will force him to make the decision.
For those that don't know, Miss P's is about a boy named Jacob who grew up listening to his grandfather's fantastical stories about an orphanage, an island, and some very peculiar children. As Jacob got older, he thought that his grandfather was just pulling his leg. When his grandfather dies, Jacob is heartbroken and at the suggestion of his therapist goes to this mysterious island. What he finds there is his grandfather's stories come to life and all the children too. Now Jacob is finding out about his grandfather's past and his own role in the story.
Great book. Go Read It!

Title: Hallowed (Unearthly #2)
Author: Cynthia Hand
I'm on page 30 which makes me 7% done with the book.
This is the book that I had to set on the backburner for Miss P's. I tried to read both of them at once and ended up just failing miserably. It seems I can only keep my attention on one book at a time. This is the second book in the Unearthly series, which is about a half-angel named Clara who must complete her destiny. All half-angels are given a mission to do in their life, and after sort of failing at her mission, she is now trying to figure out what comes next. It's been awhile since I read Unearthly, so I don't remember all the minor details or even major ones. I'm sure I'll get it together once I get farther in the book and more sucked into the story. I'm enjoying this book. This series has beautiful covers and an interesting storyline. I think it does fall more on the highschool, younger side of YA with the whole gushy romance and teen problems, but there are two hot boys in here and I'm interested in the story.

So that's it for my Reading Right Now post for the week. I know I'm so off and on with these. Also I decided to number them just to make life more interesting. So tell me what you guys are Reading Right Now!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Review of: Soulless (Parasol Protectorate 1) by Gail Carriger

Title: Soulless (Parasol Protectorate 1)
Author: Gail Carriger
Published by: Orbit / Hachette Book Group
Released: 2009
Summary: Alexia Taribotti has many things working against her, Italian blood, spinster with no prospects, brash and aggressive manner, and she was born without a soul. In the hustle and bustle of Victorian London complete with vampires, werewolves, and ghosts. Alexia Tarabotti will take no prisoners. When Alexia inadvertently kills a crass and lisping vampire, she's thrust into a serious situation. Using her politeness and preternatural abilities, Alexia must cope with the handsome and bossy Lord Maccon, a plethora of bad hats, and people who are out to kill her. A true Victorian adventure.
My Thoughts: A very funny, witty, and highly enjoyable read. I wasn't sure I'd like this book when I first started, but after I got through the first chapter, I was hooked. The characters are what really make this story. Alexia, Lord Maccon, Professor Lyle, Ivy Hisselpenny, Lord Akeldama, and even Floote are such fun personalities to get to know. The humor is also evident and highly enjoyable in this story. The plot and action were top notch with a tiny bit of romance and romantic tension sprinkled in. Just a great, highly enjoyable adventure that will leave one breathless for more. This is a series I will definitely continue with.
I really want to know what happened with that hedgehog. Oh to be a fly on that wall :)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Reading Right Now!

Title: Deadline (Newsflesh #2)
Author: Mira Grant
I'm on page 160 of 581 pages which makes me 28% done with this book.

So this weekend I'm reading Deadline by Mira Grant. This is the second book in the Newsflesh trilogy. I read Feed quite awhile ago, it was actually the first book that I reviewed on this blog. I think it might have been 2 years ago that I read it, but I saw this book at my library and thought why not continue on with a series that I've already started. I've heard a lot of good things about this series in the booktubing world. When I read Feed, I remember liking it, but not loving it. I thought too much importance was placed on the news, and the truth, integrity, blah blah blah. The characters of Georgia and Shaun were semi-irritating, since Georgia was kind of a know-it-all and Shaun was just doing what I considered stupid things to do during a zombie apocalypse. I really enjoyed the world building in Feed though, that part was super interesting.
So... I'm having a little trouble getting into Deadline. I think it has a lot to do with what irritated me about Feed. There's just this off-putting, melodramatic air to it that I'm really not enjoying. I know drama is to be expected, because it's the end of the world zombie apocalypse after all, but this kind of melodrama just feels like a soap opera or even 7th Heaven to me. I like action in my zombie books. Doing what has to be done in order to survive. Maybe that's what irritates me about these books, because this whole blog/news thing really has nothing to do with survival or trying to fix the world and cure the zombie plague. It just seems like people being overly serious about things that don't really matter that much and being really focused on fame and views ( I realize this could apply to me and booktubing/ book blogging, so I could just be the biggest hypocrite, oh well).
 This book is hard for me to talk about without spoiling the first one, so I'll try to not give anything away. I will just say that the "voice" inside Shaun's head is just weird. I think if Grant had wanted a certain character to still be a relevant part of the story, she shouldn't have killed he/she off in Feed. That just seems like bad planning.
I'm definitely gonna push through this book and finish it and I also definitely plan on reading the last book in the trilogy. I'm sorry this is such a negative Reading Right Now! post, but the sad truth is that you won't like every book you read. Who knows, I could be blown away by the end, but right now it's just meh. So that's what I'm Reading Right Now! Tell me what you're reading in the comments below. Lets interact!!