Title: Aurora Rising
Series: The Aurora Cycle, #1
Authors: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Genre: young adult, sci-fi, heist
My Rating: ★★★★★
This review is spoiler-free.
Hello, earthlings! This month has been pretty up and down, so I’m ready for something easy and structured like a book tag! I wasn’t tagged by anyone, but I saw The Orangutan Librarian do this book tag ,and it looked fun, so I wanted to try my hand at it as well.
Hello, lovelies! University has been cranking up its difficulty at the moment and I’ve been struggling to keep up with posting regularly. Thankfully, Marta @ The Book Mermaid saved my butt by tagging me in a nice and easy book tag!
I freaking love fall. Or, more realistically, I love the idea of fall. I live in Texas, so it gets pretty hot in the summer. I recently moved cities now that I’m going to university and the place where I moved to is way more humid than where I used to live. Humidity + heat + large campus is not a good look. I look forward to fall every year, but the typical fall weather only lasts a week here in Texas. We have six months of summer, one week of fall, six months of winter, and one week of spring. Basically, Texas hates nice temperatures. Anyhow, I love the thought of autumn, and I’m ready to fall straight into this tag! (bad, dry pun intended)
I have a problem. I don’t have enough time to really sit through and read a book. I might have time once a week or two weeks to read, and that means I forget a lot that has happened in the story. To combat this, I decided to summarize every chapter of the book I’m reading, and share it with you guys too! This way, if I do forget what I’ve read, I can look back on my notes. Also, it ensures that I’m actually paying attention to what I’m reading. If the book is in a series and the next book hasn’t come out yet, I can look back on these posts to refresh my memory on what happened so I don’t have to reread the whole series again. And you guys can look back on these posts to refresh your memory too! Everyone wins.
Anyway, I thought I’d try this new idea with a shorter book, a.k.a. a graphic novel to see if it’s a sustainable idea. I don’t tend to buy graphic novels since they’re so expensive, but I decided to splurge and buy Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell since she was visiting where I live and I already own most of her YA books.
Before we jump into this, just keep in mind that this idea is a work in progress so the next few posts in this series will look rough before they get better!
Also, SPOILER WARNING, obviously.
Also also, this extended summary thing is NOT my review. That will be a separate post.
[Before I get going with this, I just wanted to announce that the winner of my very small giveaway has been chosen and announced on my giveaway post.]
Hello! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve been here. I’ve been super busy struggling with chemistry and microeconomics that I haven’t had the time to sit down and write a post. Or read. Or do anything except sleep, eat, and study.
Despite the fact that I have three midterms coming up pretty soon, I’m going to take a break from studying and talk about books set in uni. I thought it would be fitting since that’s all I feel like I’m doing right now.
[EDIT: The winner has been chosen! Congratulations to Maggie D.!]
I said a couple months ago in my four year blogiversary post that I would be doing a giveaway and today is that day! I know it’s a bit late, but it is happening! I don’t know why, but I have the urge to warn everyone that this giveaway is small.
I’ve never done a giveaway before, but hopefully I’ll make everything clear in this post.
Hello! I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve been on the blogosphere.
Over the end of the summer, I scheduled a whole bunch of book reviews to tide me over into the first month of college. I just wanted to make sure I got acclimated to my new environment, and I didn’t want to add onto the already pretty rigorous workload (at least for the first month). Now I’m back, and I’ve been tagged by Norees @ No Reads Too Great and The Orangutan Librarian to do this tag! Please, please, please check out their blogs because they are both very lovely folks who make some pretty interesting content!
I’m always down to try some bookish quizzes to further procrastinate on my homework assignments, and this tag gives me an excuse to do so so let’s do it!
[Also, a fair warning: I have either not read a lot of these/it’s been a while since I’ve read a book in this series, so I’m not going to know a lot of characters that have been chosen.]