Recommending Booktubers!

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My life has drastically changed when I discovered BookTube! I mean, it’s not that I wasn’t reading before, but now I am reading so much more! 🙂 Also, I am buying physical books so much more now! Like. I can’t even explain how drastic my book buying habit has become after BookTube happened in my life. 🙂 Before, my Kindle is my best friend and I just get all the books I read in there. I just buy books if a.) they’re written by my favourite authors (i.e. Julia Quinn, Sandra Brown, etc.) and b.) whenever I’m stressed out from school. Outside of that, I just get everything in my hand-dandy Kindle 🙂

Anyway, I just wanted to share with you guys some BookTubers I have recently discovered, and are under 10,000 followers. I’m sure y’all know about polandbananasBOOKS, jessethereader, Katytastic, abookutopia, PeruseProject, TheLittleBookOwl, etc. already. So I’m not including these big names in my recommendation here. Instead, I decided to focus on those channels that I have currently been watching (and re-watching!) and definitely loving in the process.

P.S. Again, I chose these channels that have less than 10,000 subscribers because I want more people to discover them and how good and comparable these BookTubers are with those big names out there! 🙂

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Heather is a mom and I admire how she balances her love for reading, her mom duties, plus managing a YouTube channel on the side! 🙂 If you’re into adult vampire romance, you would love her. She also loves YA fantasy, YA contemporary, and I think just about anything she can sink her teeth into! She’s really cool, you should definitely check out her channel.

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In A Reading Slump! Noooo!

READING UPDATE

Guys! I think a huge reading slump is coming! HEEEELP 😦 😦 😦

So for the past couple of days, I have not been reading. And I mean, zero. Nothing. Nil. None at all. 😦 And oh my god, I don’t want this! Help!

Do you guys have recommendations that would get me out from this curse? Or at least prevent the slump from extending to a couple more days! I need to get out of this! I BADLY NEED TO!!! 😦 

Please, please. Recommend something I should get (contemporary, fantasy, stand alones!). I don’t wanna be stuck in here!!!

In dire need of help,

KAT SIGN

Book Review: Sustained (Overruled Book #2) by Emma Chase

Book Review

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How do I make a review of a PERFECT BOOK, I have no idea. I’ll probably just ramble all the good things in Emma Chase’s latest masterpiece and hope that it would be enough to entice you guys to read it.

GUYS. THIS BOOK. IT IS PERFECT. 

Quick Stats

Title: Sustained (Book 2 of the Legal Briefs Series)
Author: Emma Chase
Date Read: September 8th to 12th 2015
Date Published: August 25th 2015 by Gallery Books
My book format: eBook/Kindle copy
Goodreads blurb:

A knight in tarnished armor is still a knight.

When you’re a defense attorney in Washington, DC, you see firsthand how hard life can be, and that sometimes the only way to survive is to be harder. I, Jake Becker, have a reputation for being cold, callous, and intimidating—and that suits me just fine. In fact, it’s necessary when I’m breaking down a witness on the stand.

Complications don’t work for me—I’m a “need-to-know” type of man. If you’re my client, tell me the basic facts. If you’re my date, stick to what will turn you on. I’m not a therapist or Prince Charming—and I don’t pretend to be.

Then Chelsea McQuaid and her six orphaned nieces and nephews came along and complicated the ever-loving hell out of my life. Now I’m going to Mommy & Me classes, One Direction concerts, the emergency room, and arguing cases in the principal’s office.

Chelsea’s too sweet, too innocent, and too gorgeous for her own good. She tries to be tough, but she’s not. She needs someone to help her, defend her…and the kids.

And that — that, I know how to do.

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BOOK REVIEW: ZODIAC BY ROMINA RUSSELL

Book Review

Quick Stats

Title: ZODIAC
Author: Romina Russell
Date Read: August 31st to September 15th 2015
Date Published: December 9th 2014 by Razorbill
My book format: eBook/Kindle copy
Goodreads blurb:

At the dawn of time, there were 13 Houses in the Zodiac Galaxy. Now only 12 remain….

Rhoma Grace is a 16-year-old student from House Cancer with an unusual way of reading the stars. While her classmates use measurements to make accurate astrological predictions, Rho can’t solve for ‘x’ to save her life—so instead, she looks up at the night sky and makes up stories.

When a violent blast strikes the moons of Cancer, sending its ocean planet off-kilter and killing thousands of citizens—including its beloved Guardian—Rho is more surprised than anyone when she is named the House’s new leader. But, a true Cancerian who loves her home fiercely and will protect her people no matter what, Rho accepts.

Then, when more Houses fall victim to freak weather catastrophes, Rho starts seeing a pattern in the stars. She suspects Ophiuchus—the exiled 13th Guardian of Zodiac legend—has returned to exact his revenge across the Galaxy. Now Rho—along with Hysan Dax, a young envoy from House Libra, and Mathias, her guide and a member of her Royal Guard—must travel through the Zodiac to warn the other Guardians.

But who will believe anything this young novice says? Whom can Rho trust in a universe defined by differences? And how can she convince twelve worlds to unite as one Zodiac?

My thoughts

This book makes me sad. Not because it’s about some sad story or what not. But because of how awful it is 😦

I know I have so much to say, but I can’t be bothered anymore. Read it, don’t read it, I just don’t care anymore. And it’s the saddest thing one could ever feel about a book.

But I don’t want to sound unreasonable here. Like. I know I have to at least base this DNFing thing onto some reasons, right? Alright, I’ll do my best here and list the things that made me say “Enough!”:

1. The world was too confusing!!! It was way too confusing for me! At the beginning, the author seemed to just throw descriptions about random stuff the existence of which aren’t even established in the first place! I know, I know, this is prolly my legal mind talking. I welcome intricate worlds, they’re interesting. But the way it’s done here isn’t just for me.

2. I felt no connection to the characters. The first think I always look forward when reading is the connection I am going to have with the characters. Feeling their pains, sharing their happiness, getting giddy over their love lives, and all those stuff. But in Zodiac, nah. I didn’t even care what happens to all of them 😦 And it’s just a sad sad thing.

3. Annoying main character. The main character here is Rho and she’s a bit off for me since the beginning. There are just some little things that she does which she shouldn’t be doing through out the story. One of my super annoyed status while at 34% was

“So you’re being attacked by the most powerful enemy the whole of the universe could ever have and you’re thinking about how your heart bounces all over your rib cage when Mathias is around. Please, Rho. I’ve expected more from you. They were freaking being attacked and she’s supposed to lead as the head of their Cancerian clan and SHE’S FREAKIN THINKING ABOUT THE ADVISER SHE’S HAVING A CRUSH ON?!? I MEAN, COME ON. 

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So yeah. That’s my little rant about Zodiac. Don’t let this review stop you from reading it. It’s just my personal take on it and it might work for you, y’know. And it you’re only starting to read it, I wish you all the luck in the world. You’re going to need it 🙂 

The Boklander Rating

1 Star