Daily Archives: June 17, 2013

Blogoversary Countdown – Day 5


Day 5

Most disappointing book this past year

I just hate when a book turns out to be a disappointment when I had such high hopes for it.  Everybody has THAT book…the one that sounds like it is going to be beyond amazing.  The cover is gorgeous, the title is catchy, the synopsis make you say “YES PLEASE!” but then…it just falls really flat.  That book for me was Kissing Shakespeare.

Kissing Shakespeare Cover

I mean…just look at that cover; it is so pretty and delicate with the soft colors.  I thought it was going to be an amazing romance with William Shakespeare, but I was sadly disappointed.  Don’t get me wrong, the writing was really good, but the story wasn’t what I thought it was going to be. It wasn’t epic, it wasn’t romantic, and there was no happy sigh or heart melting for someone in love.  You can find my full review here and see why I was so disappointed.  What book have you had that was a major disappointment?

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*Review* The Titan’s Curse – Rick Riordan

The Titan's Curse Cover The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3)

Rick Riordan

304 pages

ISBN: 9780141382890

Read 5-31-13

Format: Audiobook

Source: Library

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 When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped. And now it’s up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess? They must find Artemis before the winter solstice, when her influence on the Olympian Council could swing an important vote on the war with the titans. Not only that, but first Percy will have to solve the mystery of a rare monster that Artemis was hunting when she disappeared—a monster rumored to be so powerful it could destroy Olympus forever.

I love the Percy Jackson series!  It’s very exciting and fun.  The characters are great and I love hearing about the different Greek gods and goddesses.  The author really knows how to bring his characters to life!

Percy is a great character he is brave even though he is so young and he does whatever it takes to keep those he cares about safe.  He definitely has some crazy and dangerous adventures, but he has some great friends to help him out.  Annabeth is probably my second favorite character and you can tell Percy cares about her.

We get to see more of Thalia in this book and she is a strong character.  Her and Percy butt heads a lot and seems like they are both trying to be leaders.  The new quest is very dangerous, lives are at stake, Olympus is at risk and the goddess Artemis is missing, so there is plenty of action in this book.

The world in this series is really wonderful and it feels huge since they constantly have stuff going on, see new places and meet a lot of new people.  Not only do they have the places in the “regular world,” but they have all of the places they can get to from the mythological world as well.  I look forward to the last 2 books of the series, plus the movie for Sea of Monsters which comes out on my birthday 🙂

Great characters, vast world, action, exciting.

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