Hey Book Nerds!
So, as you can tell, this update is pretty late. Yes, I know, it’s a week late. Even though it is a week late, I still wanted to give you guys my wrap-up. Now, as you can probably expect, Booktube-a-thon did not go as planned for me. I had a very ambitious TBR for BTAT, and I managed to read, *drum roll* one book. Yes, you read that correctly. I only read one book. I don’t know what happened. This summer has just failed on the read-a-thon front. I was hoping that I would be motivated for BTAT because it would be the last read-a-thon I participated in for a while and the last chance I would really get to sit down and read for an entire week before I had to start packing for school and then leaving for school. I was hoping that would be motivation enough to blow through this read-a-thon with no problems. But that did not happen at all. I think I have been in a reading slump for this last month or so because I have just not wanted to read. I can’t find a book that I am truly interested in reading. I don’t know why but this last month I have been looking at reading as a chore instead of a hobby, and that really scares me. I love reading and I don’t want to view it as a chore which is why I think I didn’t push myself to read non-stop during BTAT. It also didn’t help much that I wasn’t really impressed with the book that I was reading. I think I hyped myself up too much for it and then when it wasn’t living up to my expectations, I got annoyed and just put the book down and didn’t want to read. So, with that being said, here is my wrap-up:
Frostbite by Richelle Mead (4/5 stars on Goodreads)
I finished this book on Sunday and it took me all week to read.
Now, You’re probably confused as to why I gave this book 4 stars when I just said I wasn’t impressed with it. Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy the book, it just didn’t live up to my expectations. When I read Vampire Academy, I flew through that book and loved every minute of it. This book just kind of bored me more than entertained me. There was pretty much no action until the last 70 or so pages, which in a book that is over 300 pages long, 70 pages of action is not that great. I was expecting way more action than that. Instead, it was all basically a love triangle that turned into a love square and got really annoying. However, What saved this book from a 3 star rating was a few things. I still enjoyed the story, despite being bored and annoyed at times, the story was still captivating. I still love the Vampire Academy world, which is why it got a 4 star rating. The second and final reason that it was saved from a 3 star rating was the ending. The ending made me so unbelievably angry. I hated the ending, not in the way that it was written, but in the way of what happened. This ending made me so mad that I would’ve thrown the book across room had I not been sitting in the living room with my parents around a lot of breakable lamps, furniture, and knick knacks. My mom would not have been pleased with my response to the ending of a book if it resulted in a broken lamp. Those are the only two things that saved this book from a 3 star rating. However, I will be continuing on with the series.
I hope you guys enjoyed that spontaneous review of Frostbite. Hopefully, tomorrow I will pick out the books I am planning on taking with me to school and I will try to put up a post with a list of those books.
I have some ideas for future blog posts that I want to do, but if you guys have any suggestions, please feel free to comment or contact me via Twitter (@britt91495) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). I hope you guys have a great week and if you are starting school tomorrow, good luck!