BOOK TALKS

Read in July 2016

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Hi guys,

wow it’s already August and thankfully I can say that I have read a few books this month thanks to Book-Tube-A-Thon. I was on vacation, so blame that for my late post!

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  1. Girl Online on Tour by Zoe Sugg (Full Review)
  2. Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan (Full Review)
  3. The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
  4. Erebos by Ursula Poznanski (Full Review)
  5. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King (Full Review)
  6. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  7. The Walking Dead, Vol.26: Calls to Arms by Robert Kirkman
  8. Zenith Part 1 by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
  9. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  10. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  11. Gossip Girl 5: I like it like that by Cecily von Ziegesar

I really had to check if there weren’t a few books from June, but nope.


 

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Girl Online on Tour by Zoe Sugg
Buy on Amazon

3 out of 5 stars
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Read my full review here! It has been a cute, fun summer read. If you liked Book 1, you will like this one as well.


The Hidden Oracle

Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
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3 out of 5 stars
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology

Read by full review here! It’s been an okay-ish book, I won’t read the sequels of this one though. Too much work for something not being worth my time to be honest.


The Geography of You And Me

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
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4 out of 5 stars
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

There hasn’t been a Jennifer E. Smith book I didn’t like. They all are so cute and nice to read, same with this one. It follows the story of Lucy and Owen who get stuck in an elevator after a citywide blackout and what happens after the blackout. Owen starts a roadtrip with his father to find a place for finally settling down while Lucy moves to the UK with her family. Will they find back to each other or has the connection they have made in the elevator been a spark that had to fade eventually?
It’s been a really cute and light read, a book I can imagine reading on the beach or simply at home for relaxing. Other Jennifer E. Smith books are also highly recommended.


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Erebos by Ursula Poznanski
Buy on Amazon

5 out of 5 stars
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery

I loved this one SO MUCH! Please read it, it’s so worth it. For more convinction, read my full review here on how I love it so much because it’s such a fresh story and it has such an compelling writing style.


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The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King
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3 out of 5 stars
Genre: Horror, Thriller

Read my full review here! I love Stephen King, so it might not be a surprise that I loved this book as well, although it has not been as action-packed as other novels by him. The story follows nine year old Trisha who gets lost in the woods on a hiking trip with her mother and her brother.
And yes, I loved this one as well as the other Stephen King books I have read so far. It might not be as action packed as all the other novels by him, yet it has been a very compelling read.


Brave New World

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
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4 out of 5 stars
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopia

Set in the close future, humanity is completely planned and organized. People get produced to certain society standards to life for the rest of their lives. When one person starts to lash out and rebel against those standards, he becomes a cast-out and treated in the worst way.
This book has been a little bit difficult to read for me, not to forget hard to focus on. The writing style and English took it’s toll. Although it has it’s very interesting ideas and views on society that can easily be transfered into today’s society.


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The Walking Dead, Vol.26: Calls to Arms by Robert Kirkman
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5 out of 5 stars
Genre: Graphic Novels, Horror


In the newest The Walking Dead issue, Rick and his crew have to struggle against the Whisperers and how to deal with people who step out of line by sucker punching the group leader. Neagan is totally back in the game and seeking trouble, as it is his natural behaviour.
I liked this bundle, although it has been more of a filler. It is building up it’s story and action for Volume 27 to explode in epicness. At least I hope so.


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Zenith Part 1 by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
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3 out of 5 stars
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction

The first part of Zenith follows space pirate Androma and her crew who flee from the space police and eventually get captured to do a mission to pay for their freedom.
The writing was good but the story just seems like every other young adult story so far, I can’t help it. Personally it also sounded like one. So I either will read into the book as soon as it comes out, since the book will be published at Halequin TEEN next year, or I’m not.


Frankenstein
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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4 out of 5 stars
Genre: Gothic Horror

Frankenstein tells the story of a young doctor who turns his studies upside down to create a human out of dead body parts. The monster isn’t as good natured as Victor Frankenstein believed it would be and gets scared of him. The monster unleashes and roams through the country, leaving only a trail of death and destruction behind.

 This book was rather complicated for me to read since the sentences were so fully twisty descriped and filled out. So it hasn’t been a breezy, but definitely interesting read. A lot of questions that can be still asked for today’s society were mentioned.


The 5th wave 

5th Wave by Rick Yancey
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4 out of 5 stars
Genre: Young Adult, Sciene Fiction, Dystopia

Aliens invade the earth and clean out humanity wave by wave. It starts harmless, almost not recognizable, until the waves grow stronger and more effective. Teenager Cassie is in search for her younger brother to keep him safe and sound from the aliens. During her journey she discovers things that might help her fight the aliens.

I really liked reading this book, it seemed somehow refreshing and a nice concept to use aliens as villians in a young adult book. Cassie seemed very badass and independent, so this has been a pro too.


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Gossip Girl 5: I like it like that by Cecily von Ziegesar
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3 out of 5 stars
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

The 5th installment of the Gossip Girl series leads Blair and Serena to Aspen, as Blair falls head over heals for Serena’s brother Erik and Serena discovers that she still might have feelings for Nate, who is in a relationship with crazy and crazy rich drug addict Georgina.

This has been a light read and it made be wonder what will happen next, since the books are very different from the show. If you were able to watch the Gossip Girl series, you as well can read it since it is very similar to the show in it’s atmosphere.


 

Popsugar Reading Challenge
Read Books: 22/29
Checked off Challenges: 31/40 

So this has been my monthly overview of what I have read in July. Have you read any of these books? See you next month!

xo Annina

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(i) The Amazon Links are affiliated Links. I guessed this was the easiest way to establish a store where you can go and buy a book if you are interested in it plus it makes me literally just some cents. Yes I got greedy and I’m gonna bath in my ten 5 cent pieces. You’re welcome.


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