30 day Book Challenge: Day 10

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30 Day Book Challenge was started by The Chronicles of Radiya. Every day I answer something about a book (it usually ends up about two books). I thought it would be an awesome way for everyone to get to know me.

Day 10 – Favorite Classic Book

        I had to read this going into my Junior year. It was one of the best books I have read for summer reading. I love everything about this book. Guy’s character is confused about everything. He loves books, loves knowledge, but knows he can’t have it. It confuses him to no point how people can just stare at some giant screen with the volume on 100. I love Fahrenheit for the fact that is represents society today. People are perfectly fine with being told what to do and what not to do. And, yes, the government,  or any cooperation really, fear knowledge to a certain degree. Not in a bad way. We as people also fear knowledge. The conversation we had last year in class was amazing. I love this book.

~ Lauren

PS- Don’t forget to enter my contest! It is INTERNATIONAL.

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30 Day Book Challenge: Day 9 and a Giveaway!

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**GIVEAWAY** 30 Day Book Challenge was started by The Chronicles of Radiya. Every day I answer something about a book (it usually ends up about two books). I thought it would be an awesome way for everyone to get to know me. I’m also giving away a copy!

Day 9: A Book You Thought You Wouldn’t Like But Ended Up Loving 

       I never actually wanted to read Spellbound. I always thought it would be a book about some girl who just keeps complaining because the boy she “loves” is ignoring her. I was so completely and undeniably wrong. Spellbound is about Emma, a girl who has faced a lot of tragedy in her life. Now she’s just looking for a way to start fresh. There are so many things I thought Emma would be: a girl who was obsessed at first sight, someone who never defended herself, and depended on the boy to be her hero. Emma did none of this. She was intrigued with Brendan, she defended herself within the first 30 pages or so, and she knew she was her own hero. Instead of falling into some weird black hole when Brandon ignored her, she fell into anger. She wanted answers. I honestly thought Spellbound was going to be some silly la la land book. I wish the synopsis represented this book better. It has action, romance, magic, and so much more. I was hooked from page 1. I have a feeling you will too. Another part I loved: I live in NYC so half the schools mentioned were real (except for Emma’s). I kept freaking out because one of them is maybe two bus rides away from my school.

Because I love this book so much, I’m giving it away! I was sent a copy from Harlequin Teen and I didn’t want to hog two of them. This contest is INTERNATIONAL.  Tell me in the comments about a book you thought you wouldn’t like and ended up loving! I’ll be using Random.Org. Right now Rafflecopter isn’t working for me.

This giveaway ends August 30th.

~ Lauren

30 Day Book Challenge: Day 8

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30 Day Book Challenge was started by The Chronicles of Radiya. Every day I answer something about a book (it usually ends up about two books). I thought it would be an awesome way for everyone to get to know me.

Day 8: Most Overrated Book

       I decided not to show the cover yet… I’m definitely going to get attacked with pitch-forks and what not. I choose: TheHunger Games.

     I first read The Hunger Games in the 7th grade. My sister gave it to me. It’s actually funny because I used it for a project, later on finding out you had to make a brochure telling people to visit. My conversation with the teacher went like this:

Me: I don’t know how I can do this.

Her: Oh, don’t worry. It can’t be that bad Lauren.

Me: The place is called the Capitol and they make kids fight to the death.

Her: …. Oh.

       So yeah, I guess everyone wants to visit the Capitol now. I actually did I pretty good job too. But now I got off topic. It’s that I find these books horrible, but they are overrated. I hated Catching Fire and could barely get through it. All Katniss did was whine. I wanted tough-as-a-cookie Katniss back. My friends just explained to me why she had to act that way, and I get it, but it still annoyed me. And going into another HG? Seriously? I felt like it was a cop-out. Again, I understand why it had to happen, but it still annoyed me. I was speaking to another fellow blogger once at a book signing who agreed with me about the Hunger Games. He said that once you read other books you realize that it’s not this book that belongs on a pedestal, it’s still good, but not OMG amazing. This is my opinion though…

     And it total copied Battle Royal which everyone should watch and read. And it actually came first. Just saying. Does anyone feel the same way?

~ Lauren

 

30 Day Book Challenge: Day 7

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30 Day Book Challenge was started by The Chronicles of Radiya. Every day I answer something about a book (it usually ends up about two books). I thought it would be an awesome way for everyone to get to know me.

Day 7: Most Underrated Book(s)

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       For me, it’s not a book that’s underrated, but an author. Brenna Yovanoff is one of the favorite authors ever. I would say she’s #3 on my list. All of her books are amazing at the scary factor. She knows how to make a book addicting too. It’s surprising to me that not many people have heard of Brenna Yovanoff’s books. The Replacement was amazing, The Space Between gothic in a sense, and Paper Valentine… don’t even get me started on that book. Paper Valentine has to be my favorite. It gave me goosebumps. Books lack that nowadays. Brenna Yovanoff knows how to make a book curl-into-a-ball-and-keep-all-the-lights-on scary. How are people NOT fangirling over her books? I mean, look at those covers. They really aren’t that hard to miss. And they’re so pretty!

GO READ HER BOOKS!

*Hugs Brenna’s book and pets them* my precioussss, my dear precious books *hugs them again*

I really do love them.

~ Lauren

30 Day Book Challenge: Day

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 30 Day Book Challenge is by The Chronicles of Radiya. Each day I’m asked something about a book and I have to answer. It sounded like a lot of fun and it gives me chance to tell you guys a little but more about myself.

Day 5: A Book That Makes You Happy

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       It’s so difficult to find those books that are made with happiness. Books that make YOU happy. Audrey, Wait! is the winner for me. I read it in 7th or 8th grade (maybe earlier) and fell in love. This love is means so much to me that I never tell anyone about it. Even if a friend turns to me asking for an uplifting book, I never mention Audrey, Wait! It means that much to me. Any time I’m upset, this is my go-to book.  It has music, a cute boy, and one of the best protagonists I have ever read, but the music is one of the best aspects of this book. Audrey, Wait! never fails to make me feel better. Now, this is probably the only time I will ever say it but… GO READ THIS BOOK! You won’t be disappointed. And you never know, it may be your Happy Book. 

~Lauren 

30 Day Book Challenge: Day 4

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 30 Day Book Challenge is by The Chronicles of Radiya. Each day I’m asked something about a book and I have to answer. It sounded like a lot of fun and it gives me chance to tell you guys a little but more about myself. I apologize for yesterday. Something happened to a very close friend of my family. I wasn’t thinking about updating at the time. I’m sorry once again. 

Day 4: Favourite Film Adaptation of a Book

         I really don’t know what book to choose. Not many of the books I’ve read have been turned into movies. City of Bones comes out next week, Divergent in 2014 along with The Fault in Our Stars. Bright Star is about John Keats… After I post this I’m definitely going to remember a movie. So today I’m going with The Hobbit. The movie may not have been like the book, but I still love them both. 

~ Lauren

30 Day Book Challenge: Day 3

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       30 Day Book Challenge is by The Chronicles of Radiya. Each day I’m asked something about a book and I have to answer. It sounded like a lot of fun and it gives me chance to tell you guys a little but more about myself. 

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Day 2: Your Favorite Series

                  The Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout and the Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness 

 

 

 

           How can you choose just ONE? It’s not humanly possible. I think I have to go with two series. The first one is definitely the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. See growing up my dad didn’t watch normal TV shows . Twin Peaks was the start of it. The X-Files though, now that show I remember watching. It got me obsessed with all things paranormal. When I read about the Lux books and found out it was about aliens? I fangirled like I never fangirled before. There aren’t many alien books out there, so when I do find one, I have to read it. Lux isn’t over yet. Origin (the 4th book) comes out this month. Origin should come out earlier after the torturous cliffhanger that was the 3rd book.  Now my second favorite series actually emotionally drained me, as it did to everyone who read them: The Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness. I never wanted to read these books. The way Patrick Ness wrote it always annoyed me. I had nothing to read one day and I decided to pick The Knife of Never Letting Go up… and I am so happy I did. These books are honestly amazing. Each title holds such an important role to the book that it belongs to. There’s action, betrayal, mind-blowing plots and so much more. Noise is one of the best points in this book. Men are able to hear everyone else’s thoughts, hence Noise. This is what Patrick Ness showed noise as: 

 

 

It’s amazing. Absolutely amazing. Patrick Ness is a brilliant man. The quotes in these books? Don’t even get me started. Here are two of my favorites: 

“Here’s what I think,” I say and my voice is stronger and thoughts are coming, thoughts that trickle into my noise like whispers of truth. “I think maybe everybody falls,” I say. “I think maybe we all do. And I don’t think that’s the asking.” 
I pull on her arms gently to make sure she’s listening.
“I think the asking is whether we get back up again.” 
― Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go

“Men lie, and they lie to themselves worst of all.” 
― Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go

     So those are my favorite. Have you read any of them? If not, do it. 

~Lauren