Sorry for writing after so long!!! I had forgotten that my regular workday schedule could be so busy. I had literally forgotten where the ‘Write’ button was. *embarrassment*
And also, Happy Dussehra to all those who celebrate it!
I managed to devour about a lot of books since exam preparation time, considering I was under strict instructions to focus on studies from my mother.
Truly Devious (3.5 stars out of 5): I have mixed feelings about this book. When I issued it, my friend, SH, was all “OH MY GOD YOU ISSUED IT I WANT TO READ IT SO BAD IT’S MY FAVOURITE BOOKTUBER’S FAVOURITE BOOK”, so naturally I went in with a lot of expectations. To be honest, this book let me down a bit, because it wasn’t as exciting as my friend had said it would be. I mean, there was a lot of drama, but stevie seemed a bit, idk, hollow? she didn’t have much personality outside mysteries? same for other students at ellingham. they were a bit boring. But at the same time, it had some unexpected twists and turns, which made it better, i guess.
Trials of Apollo and The Burning Maze (4.5 stars out of 5): This book kept me on my toes from start to beginning. One thing that I loved about this book was that Grover played a huge role, and he’s one of my favourite characters in the entire Riordanverse. Also, 🚨*SPOILER ALERT*🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨JASON’S DEATH? I MEAN, I ALREADY KNEW HE WAS GOING TO DIE, BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN THAT I DIDN’T GET A HARD PUCH IN THE GUT WHEN I READ THE SCENE. and when leo cried, i started crying, which is a big deal for me, because only 4 books have made me cry in my entire reading career till now. (Order of the Phoenix, House of Hades, Blood of Olympus, and Burning Maze). *SPOILER OVER* This book brought me both sorrow and joy.
Aru Shah and the End of Time (4 stars out of 5): Speaking as somebody who’s grown up hearing stories from Hindu mythology, this book was a cool twist to all the demons and the gods and the beings I’ve heard of. It has its own plot twists that I couldn’t have seen coming. One thing about this book, though, was that maybe it would have left somebody who’s unfamiliar with Hindu myths feeling a bit confused.
Camp Half-Blood Confidential (5 stars out of 5): NICO SINGS IN THIS BOOK. DO I NEED TO EXPLAIN MYSELF FURTHER AS TO WHY I GAVE IT FIVE STARS? Also it basically made me revise all of Camp Half-Blood. So that’s cool as well. To be honest, I got so much nostalgia reading this book. BUT THE HIGHLIGHT IS NICO SINGING.
Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor (5 stars out of 5): I wanted to read this book so bad, because of Alex Fierro. Needless to say, it met my expectations. The plot in itself was so awesome that it kept me hooked on from start to beginning. AND ALSO I’M IN LOVE WITH ALEX. BEST. CHARACTER. EVER. 🚨SPOILER ALERT 🚨 LOKI GETTING FREED FROM HIS CHAINS. WHAT THE HELL? DID NOT SEE THAT COMING. SAMIRAH NEARLY GETTING MARRIED? WHAT. WE ALL KNEW HEARTH’S FAMILY WAS CRAP, BUT THEM BEING THIS BAD? NO. WHY. WHAT IS GOING ON YOUR MIND, RICK.🚨SPOILER ALERT OVER 🚨
Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead (4.5 stars out of 5): I expected more, but it didn’t let me down. PERCY HAS A CAMEO. DO I NEED TO JUSTIFY MYSELF FOR GIVING IT 4.5? Also, Magnus’ sarcasm in this book is at an all time high. I live for Magnus’ sarcasm. This book also gives closure on Hearthstone’s family, which is so bittersweet when you take a look at what Mr. Alderman has become. And we get to know about the mystery that is Mallory Keen. You wouldn’t see it coming. AND ALEX AND MAGNUS. OH MY GOD. *faints* This book is a lot more than what I’ve written, but these are my favourite parts.
I started reading Catching Fire but there were 8 PAGES MISSING FROM THE BOOK. 8 FULL PAGES. And I’m currently reading Daughter of Empire: Life as a Mountbatten. I know, it sounds boring, but it isn’t. I’ll be reading the Song of Achilles next and then Atlantis Rising. I’m so excited ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Well, that’s it! It was great writing after such a long time.
Bye! If you’ve read some great books, let me know their names in the comments. PLEASE. I AM DYING FOR NEW BOOKS.