Today I wanted to talk about something that I see just about every reader do. And yes even I do this. That is why we need to sop reading and comparing books to other books. Each book is a different story unless it is a parody of a certain book. Other than that we as readers need to stop comparing books to each other.
If I told you I just read a book about a boy who is a wizard and goes to school for wizards most of us will say HARRY POTTER. And we keep this bar of what wizard boys at school have to be. If they are not Harry Potter than we don’t want to dive into the story.
One book that I have seen a lot of companions too is The Hunger Games. Sure some of these dystopian books have some same ideas such is a populations of a country or state divided into sectors or districts. Maybe these districts are numbers. And when you read this most of us think THE HUNGER GAMES. After we discover that there is maybe one or two things the same we get turned off from the book, closing the story. Even though the story is going to be completely different.
Now even I am guilty of this. I, last month read Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Now people were telling me that the story line is the same as Twilight. Which is a good way to describe the book. But the book is not Twilight at all. It is completely different and even though many of us have compared the Lux series to Twilight we do not realize that some people now are not going to read this series because they hated Twilight.
So how do we avoid this? I say don’t avoid it completely. We need something to keep people interested in these books so instead of saying “it was like” how about “it reminds me of.”
And also the people who are looking in these books need to remember that two story’s are never alike.
For my first 24 hour readathon I was so nervous! But I did it! Now I didn’t read every hour, that was pretty hard when my mom wanted me to help out with some early Christmas shopping. But none the less I am proud with how I did.
Hours before (ok the morning before) the readathon started, I finished Obsidian by Jennfier L. Armentrout. I counted this toward my readathon books read because the book was on my TBR for the readathin. I already have a review for this book so if you want to hear more on what I thought you can click here.
Next I went to read Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. This was going really well and I was hoping to finish the book. I was on chapter 36 when I found something wrong with my book. Chapters 37 through 41 were missing and in their places laid a extra copy of chapters 32 through 36. I did mange to get to Barns and Noble during the readathon but sadly they were out of stuck for Shatter Me. I was able to read a total of 248 pages even though I did not get a chance to finish the book. And if you are wondering I was really enjoying the book!
Finally on the last 12 hours I read Vampirates by Justin Somper. I did not enjoy this book as much as I had hoped to. The action was a little to slow for me. But I realized when reading it that this was a middle grade book. Maybe even a advanced elementary grade book. So it is understandable why the plot was slow and it was hard to read. It was because I am so use to fast past action and fast world building. Also I love complicated characters and while you get some complicated characters in this book they are not as complicated as I would have liked them to be. Don’t get me wrong this was a enjoyable book but it was just to young for me. I gave it a 2.5 out of 5 stars.
In total I read 935 pages. I really enjoyed the readathon even though I had no idea what I was doing other than reading. I know realized that every hour I could have entered the book I was reading and how many pages I had read and also signed up for prizes on the Dewey’s website. I did not know until now, almost 24 hours after the readathon that those things were happening. But even though I didn’t win anything I won getting my TBR pile down for this month which helped and I definitely will be participating in the Dewey’s 24 hour readathin next time! If you want to see what kinds of fun a Dewey’s 24 hour readthon brings you can click here to go to their website.
I was looking for something to let my teenage dreams sink their teeth into and I found the perfect book. This book has been compared to Twilight but do NOT let that fool you. The only Twilight related comparison was that there was this simple plot line. Girl meets boy. Girl finds boy hot. Boy is an ass. Girl falls for ass anyway because he’s hot and every now and then he makes her smile. Somehow this is like a breath of fresh air. We read all these books that have pages and pages of drama. Even contemporary books are filled with fast past drama. And don’t get me wrong, there sure is drama in this book. But the build up to the drama is a wonderful ride.
I couldn’t put this book down. I wanted to know what happens next with Daemon and Kat that I just had to keep reading.
I gave this book 4.5 out of 5 stars. There was a lot of character development and world building. I expected this book to be more like Twilight but it wasn’t. The only thing I had a problem with was that there were a few typos. The writing is not perfect but not all of us have perfect writing and we can still tell a wonderful story.
I actually have never read an alien based book until now and I really enjoyed how the aliens were described. It went far past my expectations for an alien book. If you are hesitant about the whole alien factor do not worry. It is worth the read and I cannot wait to continue this series!
I am so so so excited to join in on the Dewey’s 24 hour readthon happening October 18th! This will be my first time doing a 24 hour redathon! I do not plan on getting to all of my TBR books in the picture above but I hope to get through at lest two! If you want to join me all you hare to do is sign up. There are different start times for different places and they have them all listened on the Dewey’s 24 hour readthon site which you can find here.
I will be updating on my instagram which you can ind here, during the readathon.
For my area I start at 6 a.m. Good luck to everyone who is participating and READ READ READ.