Friday, May 16, 2014

Storybound by Marissa Burt

Currently on p. 90 in chapter 8

It feels funny to write the words 'spoiler alert'. I can't imagine anyone reading this blog would even pick this book up. That is unless their tastes are greatly different than mine. They may use this blog as a mirror. Whatever, I say they do the opposite. Regardless, SPOILER ALERT!! The information regarding Una's parents brings me hope. I foresee Una's parents to be from Story and that is why she was abandoned. But then the question would be, why abandoned her in our realm. For her own safety? This, although predictable, could add a nice twist to the story; Una discovering this fact and then searching for them.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Storybound by Marissa Burt

Currently on p. 80 in chapter 7

I started this book before the last book in The Selection series (The One) came out. I got to page 51 and then set it aside to read The One. In all honesty if this book wasn't an ORCA 2015 book nominee, I wouldn't pick it back up. At this point, this book seems to be a rip-off of Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. In my opinion, the fairy tale genre is a hard one to excel in. There are fairy tale base novels that I like; The Sisters Grimm, A Tale Dark and Grimm, The Goose Girl, and more. And I love the television shows Once Upon a Time and Grimm. So, I will continue to read Storybound and work toward getting the two questions I need for the ORCA quiz (coming in September to the LRMS media website). In the meantime, the nights of reading late into the wee hours of the morning (with The One) are over. I am back to falling to sleep while reading.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 (later in the day)

The One by Kiera Cass

Finished the book

I LOVED THIS BOOK! And I loved the ending. I liked all the twists and turns up to the very end. I am SO sad that the series is done. SPOILER ALERT!! What!?! The southern rebels shot Celeste. I went from hating Celeste in book 1 to sort of liking her in this book. Bummer. I liked the scene with America and Maxon under the table during the battle in chapter 30. Maxon's speech about how his heart was America's was so good. As I read the acknowledgements, I did as instructed and put my hand on the page and with a bit of sadness I received my high-five.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The One by Kiera Cass

Currently on p. 288, chapter 30

I have only 21 pages left!!!! I know I will finish the book today. :( SPOILER ALERT!! Oh my!!! Seriously! Kriss, a rebel? Even when August said that the rebels had another girl besides America that they wanted Maxon to choose, I didn't have any idea which one it was. I also didn't expect that she was a plant. AND How I wish America would have told Maxon about Aspen sooner.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The One by Kiera Cass

Currently on p. 196, chapter 21

Okay, I read 3 chapters last night. There are 32 chapters plus the epilogue. If I keep up this pass, I will be done with the book in four days. Yes, I am still obsessing about this. But a good thing is that I will be able to loan the book to Megan and that will make her happy. So, that is a good thing. SEMI-SPOILER ALERT! - I liked what America did at the Convicting Ceremony. I think that it is important for her character to keep doing these types of things. We, the readers, should be worried whether or not she will push the king too far and be kicked out of the Elite.

Monday, May 12, 2014

The One by Kiera Cass

Currently on p. 156, chapter 18

I am enjoying the book. I thought it was a bit slow starting out. I am at that point now (almost halfway through the book) that I am wanting to read it all the time because I want to find out what happens. But I don’t want to read the book because I know it is that last book in the series and I don’t want it to end. I am pleased with America’s choice between Maxon and Aspen. I also like the new characters, Georgia and August.


Blog Notes:

This blog will be about whatever book I am currently reading. I will try to update this every day that we are in school but the reality of it is that won't happen. I will try to continue to post entries occasionally during the summer as well.

I will try my best to warn you ahead of time if I am going to say something that will give away the plot or a key story item. I will use the words SPOILER ALERT! proceeding any such information.

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This blog was set up specifically with the class of 2018 in mind. I am having a hard time letting this class go off to high school. I hope that this is the start of something that past, present, and future students of LRMS will look at and enjoy.