Published July 28, 2015
Yes, that’s right! My blog turns 3 years old TODAY! That’s amazing & insane at the same time! My blogging journey has been a bit rocky this past year…there were lots of reading and blogging slumps, and I’ve actually thought about quitting due to being busy at school, but I’m really happy that I decided to stay. I’ve changed as a blogger and reader during my first year of blogging and have learned a lot. I used to be a blogger who signed up to all blog tours and accepted all review requests because I didn’t want to hurt any of the authors’ feelings by not accepting their request, but I have learned that I shouldn’t force myself to read every book and there’s nothing wrong with saying no. Know your limits and don’t overwhelm yourself with books. Also, I used to be jealous of other people who got ARCs and blogs that got a lot of comments + followers but throughout my blogging journey, I learned that being jealous will make your bloggy experience less fun since you’re constantly thinking you have to get to “the top”. I am so glad I decided to start blogging because it introduced me to other great books I don’t think I would have picked up if I wasn’t blogging. Also, I got to know YOU guys! You’re one of the reasons why I blog and I love interacting with everyone on Twitter. This community rocks and I hope it stays that way. I just want to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU THANK YOU, to my readers, followers, other bloggers, booktubers, and authors. You are all amazing and without you guys there wouldn’t be Little Book Star. Because you guys are awesome, here is an INTERNATIONAL giveaway! Wherever you are, you are eligible to enter :) There will be 1 winner and he/she can choose up to 3 books from this image:
Published July 24, 2015
I’m so happy Octavia is doing ARC August again because that’s just what I need for next month! If you don’t know, ARC stands for Advance Reader’s Copies and this readathon challenges the participants to read as many ARCs as they can for the month of August. Rules: The rules are very simple
- It may be a physical ARC or and eARC but it MUST be an ARC
- Yes it can be an ARC that has released as long as it’s an ARC I’m not going to nit pick much
- HAVE FUN WITH THIS! Feeling like you are being “forced” to read is the best way turn a fun event into a yucky obligation.
- Update post! I [Octavia] personally will do a post for each Saturday in August but that’s just me. You can update once a week, every other week or once for the whole darn event. This update can be in the form of a blog or tumblr post, vlog, link to your “ARC August 2015″ shelf or even an Instagram pic! I want to make this as easy and low pressure as possible for you.
Idk which books I want to read but I’m most likely going to read HarperTeen titles so comment down below which HarperTeen ARCs I should read!
Published July 20, 2015
4.5 , Fantasy , Young-adult
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published: April 8, 2008 by Disney Hyperion
Series: #3 (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
Length: 320 pages
“When Percy Jackson receives an urgent distress call from his friend Grover, he immediately prepares for battle. He knows he’ll need his powerful demigod allies at his side; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and . . . a ride from his mom.
The demigods race to the rescue to find that Grover has made an important discovery: two new powerful half-bloods, whose parentage is unknown. But that’s not all that awaits them. The Titan lord, Kronos, has set up a devious trap, and the young heroes have just fallen prey.
Hilarious and action-packed, this third adventure in the series finds Percy faced with his most dangerous challenge yet—the chilling prophecy of the Titan’s curse.”
I’m amazed and blown away again by Rick Riordan’s writing and story. What I love the most about this book is how I can easily connect with the characters. It doesn’t matter whether it’s the protagonist or side characters; I can relate to ALL OF THEM (even the antagonists). I am so glad we got to know more of the gods! Those pesky gods seems useless to me to be honest because they just leave all the problems up to Percy & friends. Like, HELLO!? You call yourselves gods yet you guys are just sitting on top of New York!? So I’m really glad that they finally decide to show up and offer a bit of help to Percy.
I enjoy following Percy’s adventures with Grover and the other side characters because not only are they action packed, but these characters are totally hilarious! I think this book has more action scenes and plot twists compared to the first two books. Unfortunately, I found some of the action scenes and revelations a little bit confusing which is why I only gave it a 4.5 stars. Nonetheless, it does not disappoint and I’m even more intrigued on how this book is going to end. Overall I highly recommend you to read this series. My reading slump has finally dwindled away, and I can’t wait to read The Battle of the Labyrinth next!