The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan Non-Spoiler Review

I just finished The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan today which is the first book his new book series so I decided to do a non-spoiler book review!

The Hidden Oracle is about the god Apollo, who is cast down to Earth by Zeus after angering him. The problem is that he has no godly powers and he is ordinary and utterly normal. At the same time something evil is on the horizon and Apollo has to learn to use what he has to stop it along with a few other companions. We even get to see some of the characters from his previous series!

I was really excited to start this book because I love all of Rick Riordan’s books. I have to admit I was a bit nervous that it wasn’t going to meet my expectations but I really enjoyed this book! There were slow parts but it is the first book in a new series so I didn’t really mind. It was so great seeing the old characters but I also loved meeting the new characters and getting to know a few better. Another bonus was that there was a lot of diversity in this book which I thought was great and I hope more authors add more diverse characters in their books. I think overall I would give this book a 4/5 stars just because while I enjoyed it, it wasn’t the strongest book ever. I would still recommend it to middle grade readers or anyone who loves his other series!

Books I Want to Be Movies

Here are some of the books that I personally think would be very good movies or TV shows if done correctly. Comment the books you think would make great movies/shows!

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas. I know that there has been talk that this show has been optioned for a TV series and I really hope it becomes one because I think if they do everything right, the TV show will be amazing. It is about the assassin who competes in this competition to become the King’s assassin and its fantastic. Game of Thrones lovers would adore this.

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer would also make a great TV show if done correctly. It is a fantasy/sci-fi book series that is about people on the moon trying to take control over earth and I just think it would make to be a very interesting and enjoyable TV show that everyone would love.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins would be a cute, adorable movie in my opinion. It is about this girl named Anna who is forced to attend a boarding school in Paris and I just think it would be a great movie that falls under the quirky romance category.

The Lux series by Jennifer L Armentrout would make really good movies I think. The books are just so easy and fun to read that I think the movies would be as well. If the casting and script was done correctly I think this could easily be one of my favourite movie adaptations.

The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan could be a TV show as well BUT ONLY IF THEY DO IT RIGHT. The Percy Jackson movies were a fail but I feel like they could make it up by turning the spin off series into an action packed TV show!

Those are some of the books I think would make entertaining TV shows or movies and I hope you found it interesting:)

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Top 5 Favourite Villains

There are some pretty epic villains out there so I am going to be sharing my top 5 favourite villains! Comment your favourites below šŸ™‚

Umbridge from Harry Potter is one of the nastiest villains ever. She is much worse than Voldemort because she is snotty, rude, evil and just has all the great qualities villains have.

Sebastian Morgenstern from The Mortal Instruments is amazing. He is sassy and evil and I love him so much, he is definitely one of my favourite villains out there. His story is so sad yet you hate him most of the time during the book because of all the truly evil and disgusting things he does.

Queen Levana fromĀ  The Lunar Chronicles is an epic villain. She has a terrible backstory that lets you know why she is the way she is but she takes everything way to far. Overall though she is an amazing villain and definitely had to make it on this list.

Gaea from The Heroes of Olympus series is also an amazing villain because she is freaking Mother Earth without the flowers in her hair and birds singing around her. She is down right nasty and she has no soft side whatsoever.

SPOILER FOR LADY MIDNIGHT AHEAD….

 

So I am hoping that if you haven’t read Lady Midnight you stopped reading and if you have then keep reading. I just don’t want to be responsible for spoiling you.

Malcom Fade from Lady Midnight was such a sweet and innocent characters that I thought was hilarious and then he turned out to be a freaking love driven villain! I was astounded that Cassandra Clare was able to do this to us but I guess I should underestimate her…ever again.

Those are my 5 favourite villains and I hope you enjoyed!

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How I Got Into Reading

I’ve been seeing this around Booktube so I thought, hey, why not talk about this on my blog. So here I am, about to discuss how I got into reading and what books really started me off on my long, time consuming addiction.

I find that a lot of readers say that they have always been reading but I haven’t. It actually wasn’t until I was about 9 that I actually began reading thicker books and actually enjoying it. Before I was 9, I absolutely despised books. If there was a movie based on a book I refused to watch it because I thought it was going to be boring. I did give reading a try though when I was younger. I tried to read the first Harry Potter book but I just couldn’t sit down and read it because I couldn’t understand it, which was frustrating so I gave up. But, at the beginning of grade 4, I discovered the Magic Treehouse series and the Geronimo Stilton books which IĀ adored but only read them when I had to because I obviously didn’t want to be classified as a nerd…Anyways, one day my teacher came up to me and said I needed to start reading more books in my age level because apparently the books I was reading were for 7 year olds not almost 10 year olds which totally bummed me out and I just stopped reading all together.

One day, though, I was visiting my cousins and my cousin forced me to watch Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief and I just rolled my eyes and said okay. About halfway through, I realized that this movie was amazing (don’t ask why I thought it was amazing-I was 10 and at the time never read the books). Well my cousin then told me that there were books and I could read them so I practically praised her that day. As you can probably guess, I flew through that series like it was nothing and quickly moved onto the spin-off series, The Heroes of Olympus, and loved that even more. I was obsessed with anything Percy Jackson related and I actually NEVER read anything else until I was about 12. It was the middle of summer and I was at the library when I noticed a book called City of Bones by Cassandra Clare and I don’t know what fascinated me so much about it but I checked it out and brought it home, quickly starting it. And it was Percy Jackson all over again. I finished the 6 book series in 6 days! It became my favourite series ever and it still is. I soon realized there was MORE books about the Shadow world called the Infernal Devices trilogy and I jumped into that, loving it. After reading the Mortal Instruments it opened my eyes to other series. Divergent, The Hunger Games, The Selection, Harry Potter (which I can read now) etc, etc and now here I am…still crazy about books and honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way!

So that was my longish story on how I got into reading! I hope you guys liked it and I will most likely be posting my April TBR tomorrow!

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