The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5) Book Review

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Hello,

Here we have it, the review for the final book in The Heroes of Olympus series! It has been a long time since i started this series, my reading mood wasn’t the best, the series dragged out a bit but all is good now! I finished this book while on vacation and I have, to be honest, I read it really quickly after getting the hang of it.

Unlike the previous one, it has a faster pace, things don’t drag out a lot and like the others, a ton of stuff happens throughout. It can be tiring but in this last installment, i didn’t felt that, quite the opposite. I’m glad i read it in a short period of time, even though i had started it a few weeks ago. Now regarding plot, it has the ending this series needed, the main plotlines are resolved. For a final book, it fills all the criteria for a great ending.

I decided to give it 4 out of 5 stars because it wasn’t my favorite but it’s on my top 3.

4-stars

Now for the spoilers!

Thanks for the attention and for following me on this adventure!

Stay awesome,

Viviana

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Animal Farm Book Review

Hi! Long time no see, book reading has been slow but with a 3 days vacation i finished 2 books and im really proud of it! I read “The Blood of Olympus” and as you see in the title “Animal Farm”. The latter had me shook. 

As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals, and their quest to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published. As we witness the rise and bloody fall of the revolutionary animals, we begin to recognize the seeds of totalitarianism in the most idealistic organization; and in our most charismatic leaders, the souls of our cruelest oppressors.

In Animal Farm we follow the life of farm animals, unknowlingly happy with their life until the day they decide to riot against their humans, following the dream of one of the olderst farm animals. A few seasons pass and we follow the the uprise and the decline of this new society. 

As you can imagine this is a satire of our own reality, i always got George Orwell recomended because of his approach of this themes. Before reading 1984 i decided to tackle this small one instead and im glad i did. I read this in a day, its easy to read and keeps you hooked. As i was reading i had to stop to make small mental notes, the way adjectives were being written through the book, how Orwell always referenced the leaders the same way. For once, a book left me completly amazed! This book was written in 1945 and is still so realistic.

I gave it 5 ou of 5 and i will be reading 1984 next!

I will write the full spoilery review on another day cuz right now the only word i find to describe it is WTF.

 Stay awesome, 

Viviana 

The Last Star Book Review

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Hello there,

Long time no see, it’s taking me some time to actually finish books but slowly and surely i will get there! Today (in the most joyful of days because of the finale of Game of Thrones) i finally finished “The Last Star” the last book in the 5th Wave trilogy. You can check my review for book 2 here. I’m currently on vacations hoping i finish another book that is not even in my good reads list. Just like in other books in a series, i will not post the synopsis and details will only be available in the spoilery review.

Has it was to expect, being this the last book in the trilogy, Rick Yancey tried to tie all the plots. He did it successfully but with some bumps in the way. Some of the character development isn’t following what was written before, my favorite book is still “The Infinite Sea”. “The Last Star” pickups right after the previous book but it gains a different feeling from the ones before. If you read the previous book this one is kinda of important to finish of everything. Otherwise, if you are reading the first book but you aren’t enjoying it maybe skip the trilogy in whole.

I gave it 3,5 stars. Maybe i’m out of YA mood right now… i’m actually thinking of rereading ASOIAF just because the last season got me pumped.

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Stay awesome,

Viviana

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The Immortal Iron Fist: The Complete Collection Vol. 1 Review

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Hi guys,

after watching Netflix “Iron Fist” and really enjoying it i decided to read more about it and go for the most acclaimed comic of his.

Experience a brand-new kind of Iron Fist story, one steeped in legends and fables stretching back through the centuries! Orphaned as a child and raised in the lost city of K’un-Lun, Danny Rand returned to America as the mystical martial artist Iron Fist – but all his kung fu skills can’t help him find his place in the modern world. After learning that the legacy of the Iron Fist holds more secrets than he ever dreamed, Danny is invited to fight in a tournament against the Immortal Weapons. At stake is the life of his friend, the legacy of his father and mentor…and the future of K’un-Lun!

This is a collection of volumes, so for me was kind of new. It got confusing at times but i blame myself for that, it does give you an inside look on previous Iron Fists and how they ended up. Regarding the origin story of Danny i think is not explicit but gives us little pieces through the story that we need to gather. Still, it should be direct, at least i don’t remember a lot just the major.

I liked the story and i’m curious about the next volume, already ordered 😛 let’s see what expects Danny!

I gave it 4 out of 5.

5-stars

Stay awesome,

Viviana

 

 

 

The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus #4) Book Review

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After months of hiatus, i’m sorta of back.

It took me months to read this book, not because it sucks but because it drags a lot and i wasn’t in the mood to read it. I didn’t read anything else in between. No excuses, this blog was always for me to write my reviews and never feel like a chore. So i hope you (those who find this on google 😛 ) read it and enjoy it.

So, like i said before, this book drags too much for my taste. Is the fourth book in a series and it felt like it, like a filler at least to me. Main spoilers next.

Even with all the action and interactions will different environments and characters there can be too many things happening. Still, the book has the same feeling as the previous, which can also be boring to read 4 books all with the same tone. Still i have it 3.5 out of 5.

4-stars

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Everything, Everything Book Review

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Hello,

I just finished Everything, Everything after a beautiful trip to Madeira.
I was reading it before but really really slowly. Bu this time i finally finished it!

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

I pickup this book after seeing all the great reviews and to be honest after reading “I’ll Give you the Sun” and loving it.

This is about a girl whose life is different, she is sick and can’t go to the outside. But one day she sees her new neighbors and feels different about Olly. Now i will stay quiet 🙂 this is enough to get you going.

If you like light funny YA books, this is for you and if you like stories where we see what life should be about you should definitely read this. A more detailed review next!

I gave it 4.5 out of 5.

5-stars

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The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus #3) Book Review

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Hello,

I was on vacation the last 2 weeks, so i took that time to finish this book and start the next one. Just like the previous one there will be no synopsis.

Overall it’s a great book and a good addition to the series, is it necessary? The beginning is massive and maybe to small still good. But this book is more about the group and how they work together. There are a ton of different plot lines and it can be hard to remember everything, i still loved it.

5 out of 5

5-stars

Spoiler alert!

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The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus #2) Book Review

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Hello,

Today the review of the second book in the Heroes of Olympus series.
Because it’s synopsis is kind of spoilery, i will not put it in today.
As always, making a review of a series is difficult but i will make sure you know the right amount of things.

We start this journey with Percy in a place he isn’t used too, with time he joins Hazel and Frank and just like Percy always does, an adventure starts. He doesn’t have a memory of his past just one name “Annabeth”.

This is a good book and a good installment but, maybe because the first one was on a known environment, it’s easier to get into. This one was a little different, a better explanation of this on the spoilers part. It’s a must read for any fans of this series because it makes the prophesy of the seven a lot more detailed and explains us how the world of Gods works. Frank and Hazel are very different from Piper and Leo, Jason and Percy are very alike.

I gave it 4.5 out of 5

5-stars

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The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olynpus #1) Book Review

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Hello!

Today i bring you my review for the first book in the series “The Heroes of Olympus”, “The Lost Hero”.
I loved the “Percy Jackson” series, with all my heart really and, i don’t know how this man does it but, i loved this first book. It felt just like the previous and, because of the first series and the researched i did on Greek Mythology, i was guessing everything that was going on (later on the spoilers section).
Jason has a problem.
He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper, and a best friend named Leo. They’re all students at a boarding school for “bad kids.” What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly?

Piper has a secret.
Her father has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare about his being in trouble. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits during the school trip, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she’s going to find out.

Leo has a way with tools.
When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. But there’s weird stuff, too—like the curse everyone keeps talking about, and some camper who;s gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them—including Leo—is related to a god. Does this have anything to do with Jason’s amnesia, or the fact that Leo keeps seeing ghosts?
If you like Percy Jackson or Greek Mythology, read this book, but the fun part is you don’t need the first series to understand the mechanics of this series. It does gives you some backround.
Rck Riordan is an amazing writer and it’s has become one of my favorite writers, it always picks me up.

I gave it 5 out of 5 and would give it a ton more.

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Rogues by George R. R. Martin Book Review

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“How the Marquis Got His Coat Back” by Neil Gaiman

I don’t remember this tale so well, to be honest i enjoyed it but felt lost in it. I later found this was a character from Neverwhere (on my TBR), maybe because i wasn’t expecting a fantastical adventure or because i didn’t understood a thing i just enjoyed it. I like the character personality, i guess that might be good for Neverwhere.

“Provenance” by David W. Ball

Nazi-collector of art, i don’t remember a lot sadly. I read it a few months back.

“What Do You Do?” by Gillian Flynn

What the actual f*?

  • Short and sweet: check
  • Creepy and mindf*cking: check

You can tell this is from Gillian specially after “Sharp Objects”, for me it followed the same lines. The plot? I can’t say a word without spoiling everything, the main point is the same through all the book the bad and the ugly. Just read it if you can and are a fan of Gillian. Totally mind blowing.

“A Better Way to Die” by Paul Cornell

Clone school, parallel worlds and subplot. Nice story but it could be more detailed (since i didn’t understood it for 80% of reading it). First time reading Paul Cornell, a lot of descriptions but it didn’t grab me.

“A Year and a Day in Old Theradane” by Scott Lynch

This was awesome! Fast pace, intriguing, unique and a true fantasy adventure.
Some things were missing, but even with that 5 out 5 really.
I have a feeling i would really like Scott Lynch books.

“The Caravan to Nowhere” by Phyllis Eisenstein

Well, a nice surprise. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this story as much has i did, because it was a known character.
The way drugs were portrait felt real and even with a small space for character grown and plot twists, it managed to surprised me.

“Bent Twig” by Joe R. Lansdale

Second best story in the all book (first being the Gillian Flynn one), the one from GRRM is not a story is the all goal of me reading this xD

Quick, with funny characters, could ask more anything more. It’s dark but the comedy does a great job at reliving it. I kinda want to read more about them.

“The Lightning Tree” by Patrick Rothfuss

Pretty cool, from someone who never read Patrick Rothfuss this story made me want to read more. Maybe it was the character.

“Now Showing” by Connie Willis

I was so tired of so many short stories i didn’t read this.

The Rogue Prince, or, A King’s Brother” by George R.R. Martin

The moment i was waiting for, this short story. Was it worthy? Actually yes. I really liked knowing everything about Westeros and that the present events (GoT events) are just repetitions of the past. How marriage works and how the crown is never safe.

Overall 4 out of 5 just because some short stories were amazing.

4-stars

Stay awesome,

Viviana