June 28, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday

I wanna try something new and I wanna try to do this every Tuesday. (Yes, I know today isn't Tuesday, but I wanna do this) BEST OF ALL, IT'S BOOKS. Otherwise I'd be posting this elsewhere. It is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.


This week is Ten Book Covers I Like/Dislike.

I'm supposed to do 10 (total duh right?), so I'll do five of each.

Book Covers I Absolutely LOVE:

Book Covers I Don't Like as Much
[I love this book, not the cover so much]
[I liked this book, the cover made me think that it'd be AWFUL(i still don't like it)]

[I haven't read this yet, but have watched the movie. Don't like the cover]

[LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, etc. THIS BOOK. This cover is elleck]

[I will be reading this sometime soon, I dunno. The cover is ok. But Dickerson's other covers are even better]
I do NOT in ANY WAY mean to insult these covers, just making some pointers about what i like and don't like.

Hope you liked this post!

Abrielle Lindsay

The Archived

The Archived (The Archived, #1)The Archived by Victoria Schwab
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I checked out The Archived from the library after my friend, Kezle, read it.

Oh. My. Word. I was not disappointed.

Mac gets the job as a Keeper when her grandfather, Da, dies. She hunts the dead--Histories--that awake in the Narrows. Some are yet to have slipped, but others slip all too soon.

This is the main idea of the book. There are parts when there are adult Histories,ones that nearly kill Mac. There are parts when teen Histories want to kill Mac--because they've slipped.

What I thought BEFORE I read it:

Kezle read it. The cover is interesting. The back cover copy makes it sound amazing. MUST. READ. IT.

What I thought AFTER I read it:

OH.MY.GOODNESSGRACIOUS. This is pure awesomeness!! (Ok, the romance was kind of gross (actually it was), but the rest was really great!)

There was minor language in this book.

I would plan on being 12/13 years old before reading this book.

Ok, but seriously?! This book was amazing. ABSOLUTELY.

I look forward to getting my hands on book number two, The Unbound. *grins*

What I Marked this Book: 2014 reads, ya, a must read, favorites, icky romance (yuck)

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June 12, 2014

Bookish Quiz

I just took this quiz. I thought it was really cool. =) I was The Eclectic Reader.
Oh, you want to take the quiz, or even look at it.

Here's THE LINK.

Abrielle Lindsay =)

June 9, 2014

The Book Thief

The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have to hand it to Markus Zusak. I have never read anything like The Book Thief. Ever.

I won The Book Thief in a giveaway held by [insert title here]. This is how I was given the opportunity to read this piece of art.

I must say first, that there were a lot of curse words, cuss words, etc. And I got permission from my mom to read it once I found out that there were some. Just wanted to point that out.

Onto the book:

The Book Thief takes place in Germany on a place called Himmel street. Himmel means heaven.

Liesel comes to that street. She comes and lives with a foster family. Her new Mama and her first Papa.

Papa teaches her to read and write.

And you know what Liesel does? She starts stealing (her first book was before any of this).

As it says on the back of my cover, "Zusak doesn't sugar coat anything". I love that, and it's so true. ;)

Papa, Mama, Rudy, Max, Tommy, Death, and Liesel are the most perfect characters ever.

Death is the POV character--one more thing to make this book outstanding.

I have to say why I marked this book as a rule breaker. I just have to. Just about everything I learned NOT to do while writing, was broken in this book. But it was done pretty expertly. =) Death gave us snippets far into the future. It was as if Zusak used three POVs. First person, second person, and third person.

Oh, and one other thing. I've never, ever, EVER cried over a book. The Book Thief was the first one. And I didn't just cry once. I cried five times in five different places.

Oops, I forgot one thing about the book. Max is the best character of all. Max's books are the best ones of all. Max is the best. No one in the book, not even Papa, can compare to Max.

I hope I'm allowed to watch the movie.

What I marked this book: ya, favorites, nazi, german, 2014 reads, so so so so sad, rule breaker, a must read

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