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Friday, December 30, 2016

Currently Reading!

Hey guys!
I am so excited to be sharing with you what I am currently reading!!!!
So here is the book!!!
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A COURT OF MIST AND FURY BY SARAH J. MAAS!!!!!!!!!
So many times I have been told by you guys and others that I need to read this book and I had it for sooooo long. Everyone said that it was amazing and even better than ACOTAR. But the size of it and my reading slump made me put it off. But the day has finally come for me to be reading this book!!!!!!!! Guys I am so excited I am absolutely loving it so far I am about 160 pages in and driving my way through. I can't believe that I haven't read this earlier but after I finish this then I will be somewhat caught up with what I am behind on reading. But guys I am so excited to finally be reading this and I know that you are too!

To buy A Court of Mist and Fury go HERE (Amazon) or HERE (Barnes and Noble)

Bye!
Thanks!

Delaney M.







Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard Review (Spoilers)

Hey guys!
Today I will be reviewing Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard.

Overall this was an okay book. You could see a total change in the main character's persona, and this was a good thing. It is great to see a character development occur, especially since this character was insufferable throughout most of the first novel. Each individual characters in Glass Sword were well done and they were what really kept my head in the book, but the relationships between the characters could have been more realistic and them being unrealistic put a sour taste in my mouth. Throughout this novel, the plot was not fast paced and had few hard-hitting points, but this was just because I found it to be more of a character driven novel. You can really see how Aveyard's writing has evolved from her first novel to her second. Her words were well calculated and the tropes that plagued the first novel were mostly abolished, however, a few still lied. Her actual writing improved as well, this book had more of a flowing feel that made the pages breathe by. In these aspects, the novel was excellent, but there were multiple things that I personally didn't enjoy other than the character relationships in this book. One of the major things is the constant betrayals, and the fact that you can tell when they are coming. I get that this was part of the book, how Julian had said that "anyone can betray anyone" in Red Queen, but I think Aveyard took it a little too far for my taste. There were too many betrayals that I couldn't tell who was with or against Mare. Another thing that I didn't like was how the plot was spaced out. It seemed that Aveyard focused on certain things that I didn't care for and not enough on some things that I really wanted to know more about, such as the training at the camp. One last thing that I did not like was the deaths at the end of the book. I hadn't even realized that they had died until the following chapters where they were talking about the bodies and graves. Something as major as that should definitely have been handled a little slower.

But this book was not terrible. It was good, okay. I don't agree nor disagree with those who say that this is better than Red Queen, although my rating my say differently...

I rate this book 3.75 out of 5 yellow roses, because although there were things that I didn't like throughout it, none of these made my hate it or want to stop reading it. Also there were some parts that I really did enjoy that kept me interested.

Bye!
Thanks, I hope I didn't spoil you,

Delaney M.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Thank You!

Hey guys,
Today I would like to say something to everyone who regularly reads this blog or this is your first time. Thank you. You guys are so supportive and you make me want to put up more and more content on here. I love YA books and I am so pleased to share my love and opinions on books as well as some fun stuff that everyone can enjoy! This year has been amazing for my blog! I did two writing contests, some collabs and finally, I got to do my YA Book Awards of 2016. I hope that I can even further this blog to something more than it is right now. I love you guys!!! I will keep posting and responding to your thoughtful emails and hopefully bringing some joy (lifting) to your life even if I have crushed you with a bad review of one of your favorite books. <Yes that is what I named my blog after. I remember creating the very first post and I was afraid that I would be ridiculed and maybe mocked for my opinions and the thought of doing this, but that is not the case! You guys are so sweet and I love you guys!

More content soon! 😃

Thanks,
Delaney M.

PS. Also, you guys are the reason that I am able to get books from publishers and authors because of your support!

Monday, December 26, 2016

YA Book Awards 2016 Final Voting

Alright guys!
This is it! The final voting for my YA book awards show for 2016 is finally commencing. Below is an embedded google form, all you have to do is click which one you want to win for each. All of the categories are required. So let the final voting commence!!!!!




Thank you guys for voting and I hope you enjoyed this. If you guys did then I will definitely do it again next year!

Thanks,
Delaney M.

TBR For Christmas Break

Hey guys!
Today I will be sharing what I plan to read over Christmas break! I know that I wont be able to read all of the books over vacation but I definitely want to try. So here are the books that I want to read over break.

1. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
So I am only about 50 pages into this book, but I will definitely sit down and read it today. I would really like to finish it over break, and I know I will!

2. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
I know that I have said this about a million times on this blog, but I will read this book! I read the first one when it came out and I bought this when it came out. I absolutely loved the first one and people say that this one is even better. They say that it is the best book that they read all year and so many of you guys nominated it for the best book of 2016. The size does intimidate me because I think that if I read it, it will take forever and I wont be able to read anything else. But I need to get passed it and just read it because I know that I will love it! 

3. The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Adieh 
I really enjoyed the first book and I got this one a while ago. I am thinking that it will be a quick read and I haven't heard a lot about it so I am not sure how it is going to go but I am very excited!

4. A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
I really like the first book and I haven't listened/read anything about this book so I can go in blind but I am very excited for it and I hope that I really love it!

5. The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
If you guys saw my latest post then you would see that I just got this for Christmas. I am really in the mood for a sci-fi novel and I think that this is the perfect one!

Thanks,
Delaney M.



Book and Book Related Stuff Haul

Hi guys,
Today I will be hauling all of the books and book related things that I got for Christmas this year.

1. Harry Potter Pop Figure Pen
Image found here: http://www.raccoongames.es/med/img/productos/2016/05/30/LAPIZ_FUNKOHARRYPOTTER_HARRY.jpg
2. Harry Potter Specialty Playing Cards
Image found here: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71YgfBfANDL._SL1000_.jpg

3. Tom Riddle's Diary
 

The amazing thing about this is that my father actually made this for me. It is all handmade, the stitching, the leather work, the inner pages. He did all of it for me and I love it so much. Look at how awesome this book it. He also stained the pages with tea too to make it real looking. I love my dad!!!

4. Sherlock Holmes Mini Notebook
Image found here: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71kIhZ8Rc%2BL._SY450_.jpg

5. Harry Potter 1, 3, and 4 by J.K. Rowling
6. The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

Image found here: http://images.gr-assets.com/books/1459485169l/26836910.jpg

7. The Rose Society by Marie Lu
Image found here: http://images.gr-assets.com/books/1443368070l/23846013.jpg

8. The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Image found here: http://www.jennielsen.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/The-Scourge.jpg
I have not heard anything in this book. It is about when this plague hits and a girl named Ani is sent to a quarantine colony on an island. That is all I really know about it, but I thought that it looked and sounded interesting. I know that this book is on the border of Middle Grade and I have not read that many Middle Grade books because I started reading YA very young so I kinda skipped Middle Grade with reading. But I want to see how I like this book because it was such a random thing that I wanted but I am excited to read it!

9. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Image found here: http://images.gr-assets.com/books/1469265644l/23207027.jpg
I have heard some really good reviews of this book and I am very excited to be reading it soon. I have yet to read anything by Kendare Blake and I have heard that her books are very good so I am ready to read this!

10. I Will Read... Shirt
Image found here: http://i.imgur.com/kgCyEPz.jpg
I really love this shirt!

11. Harry Potter Hoodie/Shirt
Image found here: https://cdn1.thehunt.com/app/public/system/note_images/119055/note_view/fb6e8bb8271603a2216d1b794c127b92.jpg
This isn't the exact shirt that I got, but it had the list of the books. I couldn't find a picture of the actual one so this will have to do.

12. Gryffindor Hat
Image found here: http://images.halloweencostumes.com/products/3367/1-1/gryffindor-hat.jpg

13. The World of Wands and Wizards Magazine
Image found here: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61uEcOf01LL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

That is all of the books and book related items that I got for Christmas this year, I hope you liked this post. 

Thanks
Delaney M.

And I Darken by Kiersten White Review

Hey guys!
Today I will be sharing my review for Kiersten White's book And I Darken.


First off, the idea for this book was so amazing. I am so fascinated with the Ottoman Empire and it was an amazing idea with Vlad the Impaler being a girl. The characters were really interesting in this book and I could connect with most of them really well, and not with some others. Sometimes the plot was kinda slow and it made it so it was difficult to read a lot at a time. I heard from other people that it was hard to get into and they were right, you guys know that I am in a reading slump and this book definitely did not help. It was hard to get into which made me not want to read. But that doesn't mean that I didn't overall enjoy this book. I really loved White's writing and I could tell that she really understood the time period. I know some things about the Ottoman Empire and it was really cool to see those aspects incorporated into the writing. At times it was confusing, but I could see why it was like that. I could see that everything White put into the story had a purpose which doesn't always happen in YA. Another thing that you don't see a lot in YA was the diversity in it. There was religion LGBTQ and other diverse things. It was nice to see those things even though I am not pushing to have those in YA, I do enjoy reading it and it is nice that people's voices are being heard in the movement "We Need Diverse Books". Overall, I really did enjoy this book. The characters were interesting, relationships were good, sometimes the plot was slow, but there were other parts of the story that were extremely interesting. I loved White's writing style and how she really knew her stuff about the Ottoman Empire.
I rate this book 4 out of 5 yellow roses.

I hope you liked this review! I know it was really scrambled but it has been a while since I read it.

Thanks,
Delaney M.

A Very YA Christmas

I know that this is going up a day late but I really wanted to do it and I still think that people are in the Christmas spirit and I know that some people celebrate Christmas late with different parts of their family so this is still relevant guys, still relevant!

Alright
Here we go!

Hey guys!
Today I am bringing you a blog collab with shipperprincess52.blogspot.com!
We will be bringing you guys some things that will make your Christmas, a very YA Christmas!

5 Christmasy books to get you into the Christmas spirit!
  1. Let it Snow by Maureen Johnson, John Green Lauren Myracle
  2. Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn  
  3. My True Love Gave to Me edited by Stephanie Perkins
  4. What Light by Jay Asher
  5. Decked With Holly by Marni Bates
Gingerbread Character Cookies

Now, I have no pictures of these but these are just some ideas of some characters that would make tasty gingerbread men.

  1. Augustus Waters from The Fault in our Stars by John Green. We all know that this book was a tragic love story, but that doesn't take away from the fact that Augustus would be delicious! Keep it accurate for our one legged best friend.
  2. Celaena Sardothien from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. Get Celaena (or should I say Aelin) decked out in her fighting gear and top it will a licorice sword!
  3. Tamlin from ACOTAR by Sarah J. Maas. Remember his tasty sugary mask to top it off. Or put him into his alternate form for some more fun!


This was just a fun collab!
You guys should really check out shipperprincess52.blogspot.com she started out not too long ago so give her some love and she has some really interesting content on her blog. So please check her out and I hope you liked this post!

I will be posting more content today so look forward to that!

Thanks,
Delaney M.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Currently Reading

Hey guys!
Im so excited to finally be announcing that I will be reading.....
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Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Yes, I am finally going to be reading this book!
Also my review for And I Darken by Kiersten White will be up soon as well!

From my review for Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, click HERE

Thanks,
Delaney 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

MAY THE VOTING BEGIN!!!

Hey guys!

Attached to this post I have a Google Form! Please fill it out so you can get your favorites on the list for my (actual) first annual YA Book Awards! Please know that the books that are nominated may only be ones published in 2016.

Now I will remind you of the categories, there were a few changes that I did.

1. Best Overall Book
2. Most Badass Female Protagonist/Best Female Protagonist
3. Most Badass Male Protagonist/Best Male Protagonist
4. Best Supporting Character
5. Best Fantasy Book (All Fairy-tale retellings are under this category)
6. Best Sci-Fi Book
7. Best Contemporary Book
8. Book that made you cry the most
9. Book that made you want to throw it across the room in a fit of rage
10. Best Book Boyfriend
11. Book that gave you the biggest book hangover
12. Best Debut Author
13. Best Overall Author
14. Best Series that Ended
15. Best Stand-Alone Book





Please take the time to fill out the form so that your favorite books can make it to at least the nominations!!!


Thanks!
Delaney M.

Finally Going to See Fantastic Beasts!

Hey guys!
I am so excited for today, because I will finally be going to see Fantastic Beasts and where to find them! I don't know if you guys have heard but it is going to be a FIVE movie long series.
You can never have too much of the HP universe! I was thinking of whether or not I wanted to do a review of it on here or if I should start doing reviews of book to Movie/TV show adaptations, you guys should let me know what you want to see! I am so excited to see this! If you have seen it, shoot me an email at bookloversliftingandcrushing@gmail.com to tell me how you liked it because I have heard some mixed reviews. In general, I have heard that everyone loves Newt and that the beasts are adorable but the plot lacks something. So you guys should definitely let me know!

Thanks,
Delaney M.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

My TBR List at the Moment

Hey guys!
So today I was at the bookstore just browsing around looking at all of the books when it dawned on me. I have a shit-load of books that I need to read! I realize that I have books at home that I must read first, but still, I go out and buy more. I have a serious problem...

Seriously, my room is filled wall to wall with books. I just recently re-did my bookshelves (Ill post a picture of it later) and I actually had to just stack some books on the top part of it to make it work. 
But so I thought that it might be interesting to show you guys what my TBR list is right now. I know that some of you guys will hate me for not reading some of these yet and trust me, I probably hate myself for not reading them as well. 

My TBR List

1. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Image found here: http://images.gr-assets.com/books/1452783825l/17927395.jpg

I am so ashamed to say that I have not read this yet. I think about it all the time, but as you guys may know, I am in this super reading slump and the size of this book intimidates me while I am in this slump. You guys can hate me all you want! I hate me too! Check out my reviews for other S.J. Maas's books HERE 

2. The Siren by Kiera Cass
Image found here: http://www.epicreads.com/uploads/blog/Siren_BookCover.jpg

So I got this book for my birthday in August and it was published by Harper Collins in January of 2016 but it was actually originally published in 2009. I am just waiting for the right moment to read this. Kiera Cass's books have always been just a light and fluffy kind of book that I read when I need a pick-me-up so if I am in the mood for that kind of book then. Check out my reviews for other Kiera Cass's books HERE

3. The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Adieh
Image found here: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51H4W9IL9uL._SX330_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

I got this book for my birthday as well. I am very excited to read it! I absolutely loved The Wrath and the Dawn and Renee is so nice. Im not sure if I want to read The Wrath and the Dawn again before I read this or just watch a spoiler review and read the book recap of it. What do you think? But I am so excited and hopefully I will get to this soon! Check out my review for The Wrath and the Dawn HERE

4. Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch
Image found here: http://www.epicreads.com/uploads/blog/F16_FrostLikeNight.jpg

I'm also super excited to read this book! Check out my review for Snow Like Ashes HERE and my review for Ice Like Fire HERE

5. A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
Image found here: http://www.ew.com/sites/default/files/1460989733/ATorchAgainstTheNight_CV%204.14.jpg

Another book that I am very excited for. This is the second book in the An Ember in the Ashes series and the first book was truly captivating! I don't have a review for the first one apparently, although I thought I did. 

6. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
Image found here: http://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/hostedimages/1436277966i/15441253._SY540_.jpg

I know, I know. I can't believe that I haven't read this book either. If you didn't know, this is the second book in the Red Queen series. I have had this book for so long and everyone said that this was even better than the first book and I really did enjoy the first one. Click HERE for my review for Red Queen 

7 (Last one, I promise). Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes
Image found here: http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/falling-kingdoms-by-morgan-rhodes/images/f/fa/Rebelspring.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150323234447

For those who don't know, this is the second book in the Falling Kingdoms series. I really liked Falling Kingdoms but I don't feel super rushed to read this book. Click HERE for my review for Falling Kingdoms.

I am sorry that this post is so long!!! But I do hope that you enjoyed it! 


Thanks for sticking out for the entire post! Have a cookie! 

Delaney M. 


YA Book Awards 2016 (The Categories)




Hey guys!

So every single year I say that I am going to do this, but I am determined to do a YA book award show this year! So what I am thinking is that I will have the regions (what are they called again? oh yeah! Categories!) So I'll have the categories and then I will make a form or a poll that is privated to me and all of you guys can vote on what you think are the best in those categories. So right, without further a do, here are the categories...


  • Best Overall Book
  • Most Badass Female Protagonist
  • Most Badass Male Protagonist
  • Best Supporting Character
  • Best Fantasy Book
  • Best Sci-Fi Book
  • Best Fairy-Tale Retelling
  • Best Contemporary Book
  • Best Historical Fiction Book
  • Book that made you cry the most
  • Book that made you want to throw it across the room in a fit of rage
  • Best Book Boyfriend
  • Book that made you go into the biggest reading slump
  • Best Debut Author
  • Best Series that Ended
  • Best Stand-Alone Book
I may take out or add some categories in the time being, but for now here are the categories so be thinking about what books you want to win! I will be putting up the poll or Google Form very soon. SPREAD THE WORD MY CHERUBS!!!!!!! 
I want to have a good mix of lots of books so that is very diverse and stuff. 
See YA!!! 

Delaney M.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Friend, epicnessa.com

Hey guys,
I just wanted to talk about another friend of mine who has a very successful blog. If you are looking for some new blog/website that is truly amazing you have to go check her out. And if you already have, GREAT! Vanessa is such a great person and she does so many interesting things and has many amazing stories. You have to check it out if you haven't already. The name is epicnessa.com it is also in the title. YOU GUYS HAVE TO CHECK IT OUT! I'm gonna put the link below in really big font to make sure that you click it.

epicnessa.com


Thanks

Delaney M

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Sorry... (I hope this starts to make up for it)

Hey guys!
I am so sorry that I have not posted for a long time. I have been extremely busy with crew and school and I am in this super reading slump so I have not had the urge to do something for this blog. But I am going to show you today what I am finally going to be reading. I am very excited about this and I have been wanting to read this book for a while and now I finally am! I just randomly picked up this novel and there is no telling when I am going to finish it with this torturous reading slump! But here is the book that I will be reading!!!!!!
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AND I DARKEN BY KIERSTEN WHITE!!!!
Image found here: http://images.gr-assets.com/books/1449153532l/27190613.jpg

If you don't know what this book is about, it is a gender-bend on Vlad the Impaler who was this killer in the Byzantine Empire which is so cool. I already thought that Vlad was interesting so I am interested to see White's take on this in the female side. As you can see the cover is gorgeous and I have been carrying around this book with me for a couple of days just in case I get the chance that I can read it and so many people have told me how they think that the cover is beautiful (which it is). But I am very excited to be reading this book. I heard that it is slow to get into which maybe isnt the best for this reading slump but im gonna read it anyways!


Thank you!

Delaney M.


Friday, September 30, 2016

Reading Slump... (Ugh...)

Hey guys!
First of all, I would like to say that I am so sorry that I haven't posted in an entire month, but the reason why I have not been posting is because I have not been reading as much. As most of you guys know, school has started up again and I have been extremely busy with school and sports and everything, but do not worry! I will have more posts and reviews up soon!

But seriously, this is an intense reading slump, but I just can't stop buying books!
I will make another post with a book haul later.

Bye!

Delaney M.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne Review

Hey guys!
Today I will be reviewing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Image Found Here: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fe/Harry_Potter_and_the_Cursed_Child_Special_Rehearsal_Edition_Book_Cover.jpg

Yes, I finally finished this book (can you call it a book) a couple of days ago.
I think that this was an amazing script, because you CANNOT read it as a novel. It is, in fact, a script.
There were so many really cool elements pulled into this novel. Because you think about all of these elements that you thought about when you are reading the Harry Potter series and you want these questions answered and those questions were either answered. I thought the characters were so intriguing and I also thought that it was such an interesting idea to carry one the beloved Harry Potter series. 

It is though, not Harry Potter. You can tell. It isn't the same feeling that you get when you read it and you feel that the known characters are . . . different. 

I did enjoy this though. It was an amazingly well done script, the plot was good and the characters were intriguing. 

Sorry I cannot talk more about this book because of spoilers and even though how many times I say spoiler alert, I still get angry emails. So I will not talk more about this book.

I hope you enjoyed this mini review. 

Thanks,
Delaney M.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder Review

Hey guys,
Today I will be reviewing Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (I know it has taken me like 2 weeks to read it and put the review up, I'm sorry this is taking so long!)


Image Found Here: http://somewherepostculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/poison_study_cover.jpg

This book was truly captivating! After waiting many months and searching the high shelves, I finally got my hands on a copy of this book. This was such an alluring story and I really loved Valek and I am not very sure why. He was just a strong male leader, and I loved Yelena and Valek's relationship. The plot was fast paced and I was never bored when I was reading it. I finally understood why so many people love these books. I loved how Snyder dropped little pebbles of information throughout the text and then how they all pulled together in a nice little bow of death and magic. The writing was truly brilliant, I couldn't tell you how many times I would have liked to take out a notepad and write down fantastical quotes. I also loved how she pulled in aspects like the creation of chocolate and coffee and the Fire Festival. All of these aspects pulled together made an amazing story. 

I really liked this novel and I will be continuing on with the series.

Rating: 5 out of 5 yellow roses

Sorry this review was so short I just wasn't sure what to say. 

Thanks, Delaney M.  

Friday, August 19, 2016

Book Writing Part 1

WARNING!!! THIS IS A RANT! TO SKIP THE RANT IF YOU DO NOT LIKE RANTS THEN GO STRAIGHT TO THE SECOND PARAGRAPH!!!
THANK YOU!!

Hey guys,
Today I will just be ranting basically about book writing. So I am an amateur writer and I love to write. I know that so many people love to write as well! If you guys have seen my Review Policies page (if not you can click HERE) then you know that I am also a literary agent for a couple of people. Right now I am in the process of trying to get my clients published, but also I am trying to write my own novel. BUT I AM STUCK IN A WRITER'S SLUMP! I would love to write today, I would love to imagine up a story that would be loved by readers. But I just can't! I need to write but also I need to blog, but also I need to be a literary agent but also a friend. So I am going to just write little short stories and see what happens, I am going to give the first draft of my client's manuscript to them today and also I am going to write up my questions for my interview with C.J. Redwine and do my summer work. But I want to write a book! And damnit I have written a book, and I would like to write another one. But it isn't that simple. I have writer's block but I have writing prompts so I will be writing something.

I am sorry for this rant I just needed to get it out of my system.

I am very excited for the things to come and I will be writing at least two chapters of a book today.
I guess I will be updating my writing on a blog that the name is perfectpaperbacks.blogspot.com . This blog will solely be me updating on my writing and maybe posting some writing prompts so if you are interested in seeing my writing or finding some writing prompts then please check it out,  I will be posting soon.

Thank you for keeping up with my ranting and please check out my new blog HERE

THANK YOU GUYS!!

BYE!

Delaney M.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Exciting News!!!!!

Hey guys!
Today I will be sharing some very exciting news! I just received an email from the assistant of C.J. Redwine and I will be doing a blog interview with her here. So keep your eyes peeled for my interview with her! This is my very first blog interview with an author so I am very excited and i hope you guys like it so i can do more of these in the future!!!!

Thanks.
Delaney MacDonald

Epic Reads Reading Decathlon

Hey guys!
Today I will be sharing with you something called the Epic Reads Reading Decathlon.
So if you do not know what Epic Reads it (I would be surprised) then I will tell you.
Epic Reads is a division of HarperCollins that deals with YA books. They have a YouTube Channel which is great (I highly suggest going back and watching the old Tea Times) They also have their website which is really cool and they update regularly. You can just go to google and type in Epic Reads and it should show up. THEY ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!! But so back to the Decathlon. So they tweeted just a little while ago about something called the Reading Decathlon. So in ten days, you try to read ten books. I would like to participate in this book. Here is the photo that they posted on twitter.
I hope that you guys are participating!

So here are the books that I will try to be reading for the reading decathlon. 
But since I only have like 4 books left on my TBR I will just put on 6 rereads on this list that I just have been wanting to reread lately or the next book in the series is coming out or I just want to read the book.

1. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
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I would like to finish this book in the 10 days. 

2. Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton

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I am excited to read this book, it has been on my TBR forever and I just randomly got it when I was at B&N. So I am very excited to read this book

3. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
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YES I AM FINALLY READING THIS BOOK!!!! I AM FINALLY GETTING TO THIS BOOK I AM SO EXCITED CAN YOU TELL!!!!!!!

4. A COURT OF MIST AND FURY BY SARAH J. MAAS
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AGAIN I AM SO EXCITED TO BE FINALLY READING THIS BOOK!!!! DO YOU THINK THAT I CAN READ THIS IN A DAY?! I THINK I CAN!!!!! I AM SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!

Now we are getting into the books that I would like to reread.

5. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
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As you guys know, I love this book and I am really excited to be reading it again because I absolutely love it so much!

6. Divergent by Veronica Roth
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Yes, I will be rereading this book because it just makes me happy and reminds me from when I was young and it was the very first YA book that I ever read (because I was in the fourth grade) so it brings back all of the feels and it is really easy for me to read because I have read it many times. 

7. Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult
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As you guys may know, I LOVED this book and I read it within a day and I have been meaning to reread this for a little while because it just makes me so happy!

8. Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman
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Since the next book in the series is out and I have been meaning to get it then I am going to be read this one again!

9. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Adieh 
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Again, the next book in the series is out and I have yet to read it so I am wanting to read this book before I get my hands on the next book so I am hoping to read this one in a day.

10. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
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This book is amazing and since the next book is coming out soon then I want to read this book so  have it fresh in my mind when I read the next one. I am so excited to read this again!!!

I don't know if I am able to do this because actually, the next 10 day will be super busy for me so maybe I will be doing this later or something, I don't know when I will actually do it but I am very excited!!!!!!


So those were the books that I will be trying to do in the reading decathlon! 

Check out more on epicreads.com


Thanks for reading guys,

Delaney M.