I just finished John Green’s new book! I can’t wait to review it. My brain is trying to wrap it’s self around SO many thoughts.

I finally finished John Green's latest release, Turtles All the Way Down 🙌🏾 I'm still ruminating on it so I can't tell you how I'm rating it yet. It was pretty interesting all the way through and I liked the last third of the book best. I honestly didn't know what to expect because I read Paper Towns after TfioS and was disappointed with PT. I think as far as John Green goes, he's made a mark with this one. I'm still not sure if it's like the best book I've ever read just because there is still so much to process. What did you think? How would you rate it? Are you a huge John Green fan? 🐢 – 🔸Find me on Goodreads: phoenixfeatherink or on WordPress: throughprosetintedpages 🔸 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 #turtlesallthewaydown #johngreen #yabooks #youngadultbooks #bookstagram #bookishlove #bookstore #bookshelf #booksandcoffee #books #instabooks #cozyreads #booknerdigans #bookphotography #yalit #wednesdsyvibes #whatamireadingwednesday #bookaddict #igreads #bookworm #bibliophile #bookblogger #booknerd #amreading #novembertbr #botm #botmlovesturtles

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What Are You Reading Wednesday?

I read Danielle’s post and thought it was a great idea to talk about my current read considering I haven’t written a review in ages. I think it’s a great idea to do a post about what you’re reading because depending on your schedule, it might be difficult to review a book right away. For instance, many of us are participating in Nanowrimo right now and are more focused on writing than on reading. That’s why I’m doing What Are You Reading Wednesday!

 

Nyxia by Scott Reintgen 

Summary: Nyxia is about Emmett and nine other recruits (many of which are poor) who are offered riches beyond their wildest dreams by Babel Communications if they agree to leave Earth and fly to another planet, Eden. There’s a catch —– only 8 recruits will be selected so they must compete against each other in order to actually partake in the mission. The other catch? They have to mine a substance that costs trillions of dollars on earth at the risk of getting killed by the species native to that planet. They must train, fight, and risk it all. Full of secrets and enemies and spies, Nyxia is sure to put you on edge.

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Why did you decide to pick up this book–cover or content? Content 🙂 I love young adult science fiction. I also read about the author, who teaches English. His students are  from primarily urban communities and didn’t feel they had books that represented them. He wants every student to enter his classroom and see themselves in books.

Who is your favorite character so far, and why? OHH. There’s so many in this one, 10 actually. Besides the main character, Emmett, my favorite is the Japanese girl named Kaya. Kaya befriends Emmett and is a very compassionate character. She’s also overly curious, which eventually gets her in trouble. She’s always understanding and helps Emmett.

Will you finish this one? YES! I’m just behind on my reading and stopped 3/4 through to start reading my next cycle of books.

Finish the sentence: This book reminds me of…(other books, movies, tv shows…) This book reminds me of Ender’s Game and The Hunger Games combined. I absolutely love this book more than The Hunger Games because we’re more up close and personal with the competitors and it represents a variety of backgrounds.

What type of read is this one? (slow but interesting, cannot put it down…) This is a diverse read! The main character Emmett is black. There are competitors from Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and America. I can tell the author put a lot of thought and research into writing authentic and unique characters.

 

I don’t know anyone to tag, but I tag anyone who reads this! 😉

What are you reading right now? Let me know in the comments below.

Fall TBR Pile

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Fall To-Be Read:

Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein by Mary Shelley // A graphic novel version of a classic! It has all the original text but with graphics. Allow me to be honest and say I wouldn’t have been able to focus on a version with small printed words.

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff // It’s dark and twisty. Enough said.

A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab // I don’t feel like I stick with book series enough, but the first book in ADSOM is still fresh in my brain and has stuck with me enough that I want to continue it. Also, MAGICIANS.

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch // This is a science-fiction thriller and I think it might have some literary elements. I feel like the less I know the better, but I’ve been reading SO much fantasy that I thought I ought to throw in something realistic (but not)

 

-Waiting On – 

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Turtles All the Way Down by John Green // This one is a BRAND new October release (the 10th to be exact) I feel like this release was so low-key prior to release announcement! I have a love-hate relationship with John Green books and I really can’t wait to see if John Green does something new.  I MUST know.

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Dear Martin by Nic Stone// I’m super excited for this October  (17th) debut as well. What actually drew me to this book is this snippet of the premise found on Goodreads.com: “Struggling to cope with it all, Justyce starts a journal to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But do Dr. King’s teachings hold up in the modern world? Justyce isn’t so sure.” I think there is something very The Diary of Anne Frank that drew me in. Anne Frank and MLKJ are both talked about figures in history because of the oppressive conditions of their time and I look forward to the modern way Nic Stone approaches this.

What’s on your TBR pile this month? Let me know! Maybe I’ll add more to my list!
– V