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BookTube-a-thon Progress

Hmmm. Well, this hasn’t been going as planned. I thought I was going to finish two books last night but then I got distracted by YouTube. Shocking. So this morning I woke up and told myself I wasn’t getting up until I finished a book. So that went, read for 20 minutes, get out of bed, eat breakfast, then watch TV. So I haven’t read too much. Oops. I knew five books was being very very optimistic. :) Shucks, yeah, oh well. I think I will make my goal to finish Blue Moon (The Immortals #2) – Alyson Noël and start another from my BookTube-a-thon TBR. Last night I finished The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) – Rick Riordan and this is my review of it! This morning I started Blue Moon (The Immortals #2) – Alyson Noël. I like it so far, although I am only on page 73. It’s not as good as the first one at this moment, but it’s okay.


PROGRESS: ****SPOILERS****Right now in Blue Moon (The Immortals #2) – Alyson Noël Ever and Damen are finishing up at the play, Hairspray, that Ever’s friend, Miles, is in. She went to a Victoria’s Secret earlier that day to get sexy underwear because she is planning to lose her virginity sometime that evening with Damen. Apparently Damen has been waiting for 400 years to have sex with this girl, but she always got killed right before they were about to do it. First of all, Ever is 16 or 17 (not really sure which) and she is going to have sex with her boyfriend. Great role modeling for these young girls that are reading this series. I understand that there needs to be romance within the story, but isn’t making out enough? I just do not understand the point of putting sex in YOUNG ADULT books. Think about it, young adult. Not new adult. No, we are talking younger girls reading this. I personally think the reading range of young adult books is 14+, granted I read some YA books a couple years ago. Let these little girls enjoy their childhood. Do not go around telling them that if you love someone, even at a young age, you can do it. NO. Not acceptable in my eyes. I know that it’s wrong and I know that I can separate fiction and reality (although the thin line may be blurred at some points) but I’m a mature 14-year-old. I think sex should be reserved for new adult and adult fiction. It’s special and should be between two people that are really in love, meaning after they are married, not in highschool when they are “in love.” Those are just my thoughts on this topic.


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Review: The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) – Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) – Rick Riordan


Title: The Lightning Thief

Author: Rick Riordan

Release Date: March 21, 2006

Publisher: Disney Hyperion Books

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 375

Source: Local Bookstore

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school… again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’ master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus’ stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

4 out of 5 stars


I loved this story line. I really did. I love the Greek gods being the parents of these kids who have another mortal parent. I like Percy and Annabeth the best out of the group. Grover is great, but he’s a little irritating. The idea is so different than anything I’ve ever read and it’s so unique. It’s weird that I never read these books because I’ve been a reader for as long as I can remember, but I’m glad I’m reading the series now, even if I am a freshman in highschool. I only read it next because my younger brother, age 12, has been pestering me to read it since the beginning of this year, so I decided I would. Overall I liked the idea, but it was a little childish, which is acceptable to me because it is in the Middle Grade genre instead of Young Adult.


I liked the characters a lot. I love Percy Jackson. He would have been my book crush for my younger self if I had read them earlier on. I’ve heard that he gets older as the books progress, so I’m excited to see if I like him even more and if I relate to him better once he is the same age as me. Annabeth happens to be my favorite from this book, though. I love how she’s witty and she doesn’t really care what anyone else thinks of her. My favorite part had to be in the run-down amusement park where she almost refused to go in the Tunnel of Love ride with Percy because she didn’t want to be embarrassed. It was just so cute and captured the age of these kids (Half-Bloods) perfectly!

Who Would I Be?:

I would definitely be Annabeth. She’s just so strong and very strong-willed. I love that she didn’t fall in love with Percy, even though I hope it happens soon, but it definitely wasn’t insta-love. That aspect of the story was absolutely perfect because 12 year-olds do not fall in love. They might think they do, but I promise you they don’t. Yep, definitely Annabeth. I would also get to hang out with Percy, and seriously, that would be fricking cool.


The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2)

The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3)

The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4)

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5)

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#FridayReads (2)

This weekend I plan to finish The Lightnight Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) – Rick Riordan and then start Blue Moon (The Immortals #2) – Alyson Noël. I know I’ve been MIA, but like everyone else, I had semester tests this week. But finally I am on Christmas Break! Yes! We are going on our family vacation on the 26th of this month and I’m so excited! We get to go to Sea World and I’m ecstatic :)


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