Saturday, October 31, 2015

Discussion Saturday - Percy Jackson and the Olympians read-along - How to Prepare?

Discussion Saturday - Percy Jackson and the Olympians read-along - How would you prepare to enter the Labyrinth?

Hey all!
Welcome to this read-along’s fourth Discussion Saturday! 

This week’s theme is: How would you prepare going into the labyrinth?  

I’ll be doing this as a story again, from my character’s POV! I hope you enjoy it!! C: 

Caroline opened the door to cabin three and sighed. In the morning, a small group of campers would go into the Labyrinth, and she was one of them. One thing she hated was not knowing what was going on, and the Labyrinth was sure to confuse her more than she would like. 

She sat on the edge of her bunk - the bottom bunk, directly on the left of the door when she came it. She pulled her bag out of under the bunk and shook the dust off of it. 

Just then, Tyson burst in. “Caroline! Can we go see the chicken ponies? Please!!!” 

Caroline smiled at him “We’ll go in a bit, okay. Remember how there’s a problem with a maze? I have to leave tomorrow morning to help figure out that problem, so first, I have to pack.” she explained with a smile. 

Tyson looked a bit confused  “Packing for the maze. And then chicken ponies” he mumbled as he walked out. 

She continued packing - a water bottle for drinking, and another one for water control. She stuffed a ziplock of Ambrosia in her back, along with a compass Tyson had made, and her small arrow-fixing kit. She walked over to the back of the room, to a closet next to the saltwater spring. She opened it, picking up her bow and a quiver of various arrows. She collapsed her bow into bracelet form and slid it onto her wrist. She did the same with her quiver. She collected a few drachma from the bottom of the saltwater spring and put them in her bag as well. She also took a long knife that she strapped to the front of her bag. She threw in a few hairties, and her packing was done. 

She put her bag at the foot of her bed and stretched, walking back outside, towards the beach. She was watching the water when Percy came up to her. 

“Hey, you look worried.”

“I”m just thinking about tomorrow. I mean, sure, you told me what to expect in the Labyrinth, but.. it collapsed when Daedalus died. How did it reform? Did it change? Am I worrying for nothing?” 

Percy just grinned and said “You’ll do fine. Besides, you still have all day.” He hugged her and added. “Tyson wanted to see the pegasi, want to come?” 

Caroline smiled and said “Yeah, he did say that he wanted to see the ‘chicken ponies’. Not sure how much Blackjack will appreciate that nickname!” she said with a laugh. 

They walked to the stables and found Tyson there. A few hours later, she had said her good-byes to her friends she would be missing. 

She was ready to enter the Labyrinth. 

What do you think about the subject? Make sure to join the read-along if you haven’t done so already! Also, make sure to check out Erika’s discussion! 


PJO read-along - book review- The Battle of the Labyrinth

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Read-Along - Book Review - The Battle of the Labyrinth

Hey Halfbloods! 

So, as a part of our PJO read-alongErika and I have completed the reading of The Battle of the Labyrinth, and will now review it :) (Gonna keep it short this week though, I have lots to do today with halloween! :D) 

Goodread’s Blurb
"Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse.
In this fourth installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half-Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronos's army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop the invasion, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth - a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn"

OH my gods so good! 

This book helps build up to the final book so much! Kronos rises, Titan armies group together, and you get the basic feeling that yeah, something big’s gonna happen. 

In other words, I’m so incredibly excited to read the last one now! 

This book also, like the other three, has a distinct aspect. This one? Relationships with others your age. Aka, we get a few adorable Percabeth moments, jealousy, and the importance of friendship and trust. <3 

Annabeth glared at me like she was going to punch me. And then she did something that surprised me even more. She kissed me.
“Be careful, Seaweed Brain.” She put on her hat and vanished. 
I probably would’ve sat there for the rest of the day, staring at the lava and trying to remember what my name was, but the sea demons jarred me back to reality

Too cute! I really like the two of them together :3
To add to that, Grover has a girlfriend (Juniper), Clarisse has Chris, and Rachel becomes a bit to clingy with Percy (I don’t like Rachel.) 

More than the second and third installments, this book has that snappy humor that I love. Here are some quotes;
(Tyson speaking) “”Yay!” he said. “Now we can eat peanut butter sandwiches and ride fish ponies! We can fight monsters and see Annabeth and make things go BOOM!
I hoped he didn’t mean all at the same time, but I told him absolutely, we’d have a lot of fun this summer” <-- the quote that makes me laugh every time! 

There were a lot of answers I might’ve given, from “I knew that” to “LIAR!” to “Yeah right, and I’m Zeus.”” <-- again, classic! XD 

This characters go through so much realization and character development! They are all so mature now it’s incredible! 
We don’t really get a lot of new characters in this book, more like the character build on themselves. 

I loved the plot, with all of the steps they had to go through to get to the end of the book! So much fun to read! Adrenaline-packed and action-ful and awesome! (wow so many a words!) 

Sorry I have to cut this short, I have another post to write, then I only have like 2 hours to do a bunch of Halloween preparations ^-^ 

This is, again, one of my favorites of the series! If I could give more than 5/5 feathers, I totally would! :) 

What did you think of The Battle of the Labyrinth? Let me know in the comments! :) 



Friday, October 30, 2015

Liebster award 4.0 :)

Liebster 4.0

I just got nominated for the Liebster award by Ariane @ Sunday Bookday! Merci! 
Her blog and questions are in French, so I’ll do this in both French and English. Dark blue will be english, gray will be french, and purple will be the questions as per usual ;) 

Je viens d’etre nominee pour le Liebster par Ariane, de Sunday Bookday! Merci! 
Son blog et ses questions sont en Francais, donc je vais faire ce poste en Francais et en Anglais. L’anglais sera en bleu foncee, le francais sera en gris, et, come d’ab, les questions seront en violet :) ((Aussi, je n’ai pas d’accents sur mon clavier, du coup, si il y a des fautes de grammaire ou d’accents, c’est pas de ma faute  =p ))

1. The ou Cafe? Tea or Coffee? 
Uuh this is so hard! I love both and have both on a regular basis! It really really depends on my mood, to be honest! 

Oh c’est dur! Euh j’adore les deux et je bois les deux boissons regulierement! Ca depend vraiment de mon humeur. 

2. Quelle est ta chanson preferee? What is your favorite song? 
I.. Actually don’t have one! I love music so much, and every few days I’ll be like ‘This is a song I really really like its one of my new favorites!”. Now my favorites list is like a mile long... 

En fait, j’en ai pas! J’adore vraiment la musique, et de temps en temps, je vais ecouter un nouvelle chanson et me dire “Wow cette chanson est vraiment, vraiment super, c’est une de mes preferees maintenant!” Du coup, ma liste de chansons preferees doit faire au moins un kilometere de long maintenant... 

3. Quel est l’evenement que tu attends le plus? What’s the event you are looking forward to the most? 
Finally a straight answer! The first one that comes to mind is the release of the last Hunger Games movie! At least, it’s the soonest anticipated event! There’s so much more to come as well! 

Enfin une reponse directe! Le premier qui me vient a l’esprit est le nouveau films des Hunger Games! Au moins, c’est l’evenement le plus proche! Il y en a encore beaucoup dans le futur! 

4. Quel est ton livre preferee? What is your favorite book? 
No but really that’s so difficult it’s worse than the music question. I’m really trying to decide, but can’t. 

No mais vraiment, c’est trop difficile, c’est pire que la question avec la musique! J’essaye vraiment de decider, mais je n’y arrive pas... 

5. Ou aimerais-tu aller la, maintenant, tout de suite? Where would you like to go right now, right away?
San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy. No question about it! 

San Gimignano, Toscane, Italie! Sans hesitation! 

6. Ton mot prefere? Your favorite word?
Wow that’s actually a really interesting question! o_o I’ve never really though about it. But I do have a funny story about favorite words! Once we were in english class, and my teacher says that the most beautiful word in the english language is “Celladorra” (That’s how he said it). It took us a while to figure out it was cellar door XD. 
But if I had to choose a favorite word, it might be Iridescent, petrichor, Ethereal, Oblivion, or vellichor! 

Wow c’est une question interessante, ca! o_o Je n’y ai jamais vraiment pensee! Mais j’ai une petite histoire drole sur le sujet! Une fois, on etait en cours d’Anglais, et mon prof dit que le mot le plus beau en Anglais est “Celladorra” (C’est comme ca qu’il l’a dit). Ca nous a pris un moment pour comprendre qu’il disais ‘Cellar Door’, ou porte de la cave XD 
Mais, si je devais choisir un mot preferee (en Anglais), ca serait peut-etre entre “iridescent, petrichor, ethereal, oblivion”, ou “vellichor”! 

7. Si tu pouvais rencontrer n’importe qui maintenant, qui es-que ca serait? If you could meet anyone right now, who would it be? 

Hmm... Rick Riordan and/ou JK Rowling

8. D’ou vient le nom de ton blog? Where does the name of your blog come from?
I was wanting to start a bookish blog. On that day, I was looking at various blogs that had fancy names (The Book Goddess, a book lover’s playlist, reading is my treasure, and other blogs with pretty names), and was feeling really uninspired for some reason, just because all the names were so nice. I though about “just a bookish blog”, then changed it to “just another bookish blog”. I said it aloud a few times, typed it out, tried it, and thought it was cool :’) 

Je voulais commencer un blog de lecture. Ce jour la, je regardais des blogs differents qui avait des jolis noms (La Deese des livres, le playlist d’une amoureuse de livres, la lecture est mon tresor, etc...), et je me suis sentie tres non-inspiree, car tout les blogs avait des noms trop beaux! Au final, J’ai pensee, a “Just a bookish blog”, et je l’ai changee a “Just another bookish blog”. Je l’ai dit et ecrit quelques fois, et j’ai pensee que c’etait pas trop mal :’) 

9. Quelle heure est-il au moment ou tu reponds a ces questions? What time is it while you are answering these questions? 
10:46PM / 22:46 

10. Quelle est la pointure de tes chaussures? Shoe size? 
USA: 7.5/8. EU: 38

11. Prends le livre le plus proche de toi. Ouvre a la page 30, ecris la ligne 10. Take the book that’s closest to you, open to page 30, write down line 10.
... It’s my chemistry book. And not even my uni one, the one I had in high school, I needed a periodic table, and that one has a good one. Oh well here ya go XD
“Average bond enthalpies can only be used if all the reactants and products are in the gaseous state. If water were a liquid...” 
If I reach to the nearest fiction book around me, it’s The Battle of the Labyrinth, by Rick Riordan. The line is...
“somebody back from a fight, or the fact that she and”
Which makes no sense on its own. At least the one from the text book makes sense XD 

... C’est mon livre de chimie. Et meme pas celui de l’universite, c’est celui que j’utulisais au lycee, il me fallait une table periodique, et ce livre en a un qui est super. Bon c’est pas grave, voici la ligne! XD 
“Average bond enthalpies can only be used if all the reactants and products are in the gaseous state. If water were a liquid...” 
Si je prends le livre de fiction le plus proche de moi, c’est La Battaille du Labyrinth, de Rick Riordan. La ligne est...
“somebody back from a fight, or the fact that she and”
Qui ne fait auchun sense tout seul. Au moins celui du livre de classe a du sense! XD 

Encore mille mercis! Je ne fais pas le Liebster en entier, puisque je l’ai deja fait, et j’ai un livre a finir ce soir ;) 

Thanks again! I did not do the whole Liebster, since I already did it before, and I gotta finish a book tonight ;) 

have a lovely day! 

Feature and Follow ~14~

Feature and Follow ~14~

Hey all! 
Welcome to a new FF! 
Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me. Everyone wins!

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkees view and Alison of Alison Can Read! Make sure to check their pages!!

Also, you can follow me via GFC, email, Google+, Facebook, or goodreads! Let me know how you follow me, and I'll make sure to follow you back! 

Question: What is your favorite book that has been turned into a movie? 

Ooh there’s so many! I loved the Harry Potter movies, as well as the ones for The Hunger Games and Stardust! :D

What about you? Let me know and I'll see you again soon for another FFF! :D

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mythology Wednesday - Daedalus and Icarus

Mythology Wednesday - Daedalus and Icarus!  

Hey all! 

Welcome to our second Mythology Wednesday! Every Wednesday, both Erika from Books, Stars, Writing, and Everything in Between and I will be summarizing a myth or legend that is relevant to the current book in our read-along! 

Erika’s topic this week is Pan. Make sure to check it out! :) 

Icarus and Daedalus
*Sings* Icarus is flyyyying to close to the sun 
Ooh I really like this one! 

Daedalus lived in Athens. He was known to be an amazing architect and inventor who could pretty much build anything. However, he was also really... how can I put it, proud? Basically he saw that one of his nephews was also super talented, and was afraid he may be even better than he was. He basically threw his nephew off the Acropolis... Anger management, much?
Either to hide or to escape grief, he went to Crete. 
He ends up befriending the king of crete, Minos. 
Somewhere in the meantime, the Minotaur is born. Happy birthday bull-man! To hide the Minotaur, Minos asks Daedalus to build a complex maze, so that the minotaur can never be found again. However, this monster still needs to be fed. Every 9 years, the king sends someone down in the maze to meet their fate. 
After the whole Thesus story (which I wont’ talk about too much), in which Daedalus helps Thesus get out of the Maze, Minos gets mad at Daedalus because of it, and locks him and Icarus, his son, in a tower. 
They needed a way to get out. Daedalus collects twine, feathers and wax, and builds giant wings out of them. 
Before jumping out of the tower to escape, the wings strapped to their arms, Daedalus warns Icarus. “Do not fly too low, or the salty sea dampen the feathers. And do not fly too close to the sun, otherwise, the heat will melt the wax”. They flew perfectly. In his excitement, Icarus flew too close to the sun, softening the wax. The wings broke apart, and Icarus fell into the sea. (cry)

I hope you enjoyed this little greek mythology post! :D 
Make sure to comment any thoughts! C: 

Have an amazing day! 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday - Halloween Freebie!

Top Ten Tuesday - Halloween Freebie - My Top Ten Black/Orange/Red Book Covers


(Going Orange for Halloween #OrangeisthenewPurple for today =p )
Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday, brought to you by 
The Broke and the Bookish! Top Ten Tuesday (aka TTT) is a weekly blogger meme where you write lists of your top ten (insert topic here)!


This week’s theme is more or less free to choose, as long as it’s halloween themed! I chose to do it centered around covers again, but this time, I’ll be looking for black/red/orange covers I have on my shelf! Bonus points if they are creepy / if the book is scary(ish!)

So let’s get the TTT started! (Remember, not in any particular order!)

Angel Burn, by L.A. Weatherly

‘Meh’ book, but nice cover! It fits the Halloween colors well :) 

I might have to un-haul this one eventually, though... 

Half Bad, by Sally Green

Creepy cover for a creepy book for a creepy time of year! :) 
Again, not really my favorite story out there, but it’s not bad! I should probably give the second one a try eventually. 

 Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke

Meh not really Halloween-esque, but the colors work. 

(Fun fact, I’m listening to Things We Lost in the Fire, by Bastille while writing this, and there’s flames burning the book... ^-^)

 Vengeance Road, by Erin Bowman 

I still haven’t read this! I’ll try to in November, though. The cover is so awesome! Plus it’s kinda creepy with skulls and guns, so it can work for the halloween theme, right? Even though it’s a YA western? I guess we’ll have to see! 

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak 

This one is deffinitely in my favorites! 
The cover is black red and orange, plus the story is narrated by death! 
The story is simply amazing! *_* 

 Coraline, by Neil Gaiman 
Of course autocorrect changed that to Caroline 50 million times before it got the message... 

GENIOUSLY CREEPY BOOK!  Neil Gaiman, as some of you may know, is one of my favorite authors! I think I might just read this book this week to get in the right creepy mood...

 Illuminae, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Okay fine I cheated, this one isn’t on my bookshelf YET! But I just got an email from Amazon saying it should be in my PO box today or tomorrow, so there’s hope of getting it soon! Now it all depends on when I can actually go to the post office. 
The cover is gorgeous, and apparently the story is kinda on the scary side! Perfect! 

I’m so excited!!! 

An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir

Okay fine it’s yellow. But still I love the story so much and I still think the cover can fit in with the theme. I know I’m a rebel  >.>

The Martian, by Andy Weir
I just saw the movie at the movies a few days ago! The cover works, plus it’d be super scary to be left alone on a planet! 
Also, ew formatting problems.

Witch & Wizard, by James Patterson
Okay fine I didn’t read this one yet either... But the cover and subject works well! :) 

That’s it for this week!
Which halloween-esque books would you recommend? Let me know! 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Music Monday ~1~

Music Monday ~1~ 

Hey all! 
Welcome to a new weekly meme, Music Monday! This is hosted by Lauren @ Always Me, make sure to go check out her blog, or even join in on the meme! 

Along with books, I’ve always listened to a lot of music, and thought this could be a fun little thing to add to my blog on a weekly basis :) 


Every Monday share one or two of songs you've been enjoying lately.  It doesn't have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites - just something you'd like to share with others.  If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s).

 Finally, have fun sharing and discovering new to you music!

Song of the Week 
I’ve listened to a LOT of music this week! As you may or may not know, the MTV EMA’s were on last night, and one of the hosts was Ed Sheeran, probably one of my favorite artists! So last night when I was thinking about what song I could choose, I chose You Need Me, I Don’t Need You! (Lyrics video found in the link). Its one of the first songs I heard from him, right after his first album was released, and one of the first raps I ever learnt to sing. (Or to fast-talk, I don’t sing well...) Plus his voice, both on a CD and in live, is gold C: Seeing him live last year was a amazing, and I’d love to be able to go back! 

What song have you been enjoying this week? Let me know! :) 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Forget Tomorrow, by Pintip Dunn

Forget Tomorrow, by Pintip Dunn

Hey all!
I just finished reading Forget Tomorrow, by Pintip Dunn! 

*I received this book from the publisher through Netgalley. This does not alter my opinion whatsoever. Thank you for the eARC!*

Oh my gosh this cover!! *-*
Goodreads Blurb: 
Imagine a world where your destiny has already been your future self.
It's Callie’s seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she's eagerly awaiting her vision―a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the person they're meant to be. A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist.
Or in Callie's case, a criminal.
In her vision, she sees herself murdering her gifted younger sister. Before she can process what it means, Callie is arrested and placed in Limbo―a hellish prison for those destined to break the law. With the help of her childhood crush, Logan, a boy she hasn’t spoken to in five years, she escapes.
But on the run from her future, as well as the government, Callie sets in motion a chain of events that she hopes will change her fate. If not, she must figure out how to protect her sister from the biggest threat of all—Callie, herself.

This book was actually really cool! I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would! 

This book starts off fast and ends even faster. The pacing was unbelievable! The entire book is a progression of events that you really don’t see coming, which was something I really appreciated! Adrenaline-filled and surprising, this book kept me on my toes! 

And the ending was absolutely cruel. I don’t cry often, but I cried. 


As always, I’ll start off with the characters. Callie was a surprisingly good character! You completely understand where she’s coming from, and why her wills and wishes are so strong. She looks for every possible way to save her sister from a possible future death, and keeps searching why she would do such a thing. She pushes through phobias and hard living conditions just to keep her sister safe from herself. Respect! 

Logan is so sweet and caring, but also has a dark past. His character really develops throughout the book, going from being a cute crush to being someone with a complicated back story and someone Callie can lean on when she needs to. 

And the plot is SO COOL! I mean at first the fact that everyone gets ‘future memories’ at 17 really confused me. So the future is already foretold? Can we not change it? How is a future memory a memory if it’s in the future? Wouldn’t that totally mess up space-time continuum because you can’t go back in time because entropy aka chaos works in parallel with time, so the further you go in time, the more chaos there is / the higher the entropy is and the laws of thermodynamics say that you can’t go back in time because it requires too much of a drop of entropy for it to be possible? 

... sorry about that...

But then I got used to the idea and went with it, and it developed in such a way that it was super cool! 
And what I really liked is that a lot of people in this futuristic world had ‘abilities’. But they aren’t powers like you typically see. These are all powers that have to do with the mind, so like telekinesis, mind reading, sending messages between siblings... I really liked that! The plot evolves in such a way that it relies on this abilities. At first I thought they were a bit out of place, but then it was a really nice addition. 

This book goes from light to dark very quickly. Some times, when Callie was in Limbo, I was actually scared for her and the other characters! Then it goes light again, when Callie and Logan kinda get together in a hidden civilization (so incredibly cute by the way!). And then it goes dark again for the end. 

It was so sad but so good and I was just like what no why stop don’t do that uh oh too late why wait what is it not done or what? 
^Much english right? 

You know the way thy ended the Catching Fire movie? With Katniss looking up angrily at the camera after Gale said “There’s no more district 12.”? Yeah the ending was like that, but not really. 

Anyway I have to cut this short cus I still have quite a bit of work to do, but I’m giving this a very nice 5 stars, because it’s one of my favorite eARCs so far! 

Make sure to read this if you can! :) 
How would you react if you received a bad future memory? Let me know!

PJO read-along - Book 4 - The Battle of the Labyrinth

PJO read-along - Book 3 - The Battle of the Labyrinth

Good morning half-bloods!
Today, we are continuing the re-read-along by starting book 4 of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Battle of the Labyrinth! 

Goodreads Blurb
"Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse.
In this fourth installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half-Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronos's army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop the invasion, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth - a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn.

Remember, it’s okay if you join in late, or if you’ve already read them! Just make sure to join in by commenting, sharing 1+ing, and maybe mentioning this read-along on your own blog! :D Feel free to shoot us with any questions! :)

Also, don’t forget to check out Erika’s blog to see more read-along goodies! :) 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Discussion Saturday - Percy Jackson and the Olympians read-along - Which Twin to trust?

Discussion Saturday - Percy Jackson and the Olympians read-along - Which twin would I trust more, Apollo or Artemis?

Hey all!
Welcome to this read-along’s third Discussion Saturday! 

Strangely, my second one disappeared... I’m not liking this, hopefully Blogger isn’t trolling me >.>

This week’s theme is: Which of the Archer Twins, Apollo or Artemis, would I trust more? 

Hm... trust is a delicate thing. If we look at the books, both Apollo and Artemis seem pretty trustworthy. Apollo helps the quest group many times, giving them rides and hints and nudges in the right direction. Artemis provides help and shelter and guidance. 


The moon or the sun? Poetry and prophecy or hunting? Archery or Archery (okay that’s super obvious for me I choose archery duh). Seriousness or light-heartedness? 

How about let’s see what they did wrong, maybe that’d help? 

Apollo made Thalia drive his car, even though she said she didn’t want to. Then she torched a city. Not great. 

Artemis’s hunters think they are better than everyone, so make rash decisions. Plus, she turns people she doesn’t like into animals and kills them. Better not be on her bad side, right?

I think I made my decision... 

I think I would trust Apollo more. Not just because he’s cool and funny and all that jazz. He genuinely gives good advice and helpful tips. He may be a bit insisting, but I guess that’s better than someone who’s almost... too calm, you know? The sun gives life to the Earth. 

Plus I don’t want to be hunted as a deer, than you very much! 

I mean Artemis is also awesome, but right now I’m leaning more towards Apollo :) 

What do you think about the subject? Make sure to join the read-along if you haven’t done so already! Also, make sure to check out Erika’s discussion! 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Percy Jackson Read-Along - Review 2 - The Sea of Monsters

Guys this is so weird last week’s review was deleted for some reason O-O oh well here it is again! Two reviews in one day! (I just copied and pasted it again from goodreads, :’) )

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Read-Along - Book Review - The Sea of Monsters
Hey Halfbloods! 

So, as a part of our PJO read-alongErika and I have completed the reading of The Sea of Monsters, and will now review it :) 

Goodread’s Blurb: 
"The heroic son of Poseidon makes an action-packed comeback in the second must-read installment of Rick Riordan's amazing young readers series. Starring Percy Jackson, a "half blood" whose mother is human and whose father is the God of the Sea, Riordan's series combines cliffhanger adventure and Greek mythology lessons that results in true page-turners that get better with each installment. In this episode, The Sea of Monsters, Percy sets out to retrieve the Golden Fleece before his summer camp is destroyed, surpassing the first book's drama and setting the stage for more thrills to come."

And now for a short and sweet review (because I don’t have so much time today, I’m sorry!)! 

This is another awesome installment from this series! I’m so so glad it didn’t have to suffer through the ‘second book syndrome’! 

In this book, we get new insights and more character development from EVERY character! There’s also so much more greek mythology presented, which I hugely enjoyed! 
We meet a new character, Tyson, a young cyclops whois also a son of Poseidon. It takes him a while, but he finds a good place amongst the characters. 

Luke becomes worse - he tries getting people to join his cause to raise Kronos, and slowly succeeds. We really see the bad side of him through this book. 

Annabeth stays secretive, but still reveals little pieces about her and her past at a time. You really get to see how complex of a character she is, and how her past shaped her. In this book, she’s my favorite character. 

Percy discovers more ability! Underwater telepathy (which is actually really useful, if I may say so), ship control, and a few more water control tricks. What’s great is that you can tell that he grew up in a year - he’s (a tiny bit) more mature and isn’t as snappy. 

As said, I really loved the greek myths presented! It was like following a modern Odysseus through his travels, which was awesome! You really learn a lot through these books! 

This book has a beautiful focus on family - the relations between each of the halfbloods and their parents. We see that Clarisse is scared of her father, that Annabeth wishes she could have a normal family, that Luke is angry at his father, and that Percy just really wishes he could figure his family out. We even get information about Chiron’s family! 

We also get to learn a bit more about the prophecy that Percy may or may not be the center of. It’s definitely scary to know that you have a prophecy that could be about you, especially if you have no idea what that prophecy is! 

This was such a great book! Of COURSE I’m giving it 5/5 feathers!

What did you think of the Titan’s Curse? Let me know in the comments! :)