Wednesday, March 16, 2016

What's going on....

So I made a tumblr book blog (or booklr I guess, I'm still learning the lingo) and you can visit it here although tbh I haven't been very active. That is partly because I have another fandom tumblr that I use more often. Also because I've been interning at my library in the teen department and it's been a blast and kept me busy! But the other reason is that I read so little last year and I'm still trying to get back to the reader that I used to be. I used to be better at blogging and enjoy it more. I want to enjoy it again it's just hard I guess, because I'm not sure how to start back up. Should I switch solely over to tumblr? Try creating a book-themed instagram like a friend of mine has? I don't really know what's best or necessarily what's easiest but I don't think that it's this blog. I figure that I'll give it a month, uploading my reviews as I write them and see how things go. However the likelihood is that I might close this blog down sometime this year...

What's more, my laptop won't let me reply to comments which is so weird...

Anyway, I just wanted to fill anyone who does still read this blog that I'm going to try restarting it some, but I'm really not sure if I'll keep it running. Again, here is the link to my booklr and I may start doing like video reviews or monthly book haul videos on youtube. I also may start a bookstagram because my friend is doing really well on it and while I might not be able to gain the same success it also looks quite fun. If you have any suggestions for me or simply want me to check out your blog or tumblr or whatever, please feel free to urge me to do so. Any help or advise will be readily welcomed!!
I also wanted to geek out a bit about how fun my job is. It's a four month paid internship where I do any little jobs that need to be done and help out with programs. I get a name tag that makes me feel super official and some of the programs I get to help with are super cool! Like on the right where I'm doing a test shot for some long exposure camera magic. The librarians I work with are SO nice and lovely :) It's been such a blessing to be chosen for the internship and that they have it at all. It's a perfect fit for me. It's also really interesting to see how much planning goes into the program (I'm going to get to run my own in April!) and how far ahead things have to be planned and then done. 

 Anyway, it's been pretty awesome, I mean I even get my own shelf to showcase any books I want to with any theme I want! I've shelf-read shelves, the manga, taken labels off of books and put new ones on, shifted some books when they teen collection was weeded, and done so many other fun things. Which might not be that fun to other people, but it's pretty awesome to me! Anyway...the summary of this post is I'm doing a really awesome internship that I love and I'm not sure how much longer I'll keep this blog running. But I'm going to try and experiment with a few different methods because I want to keep putting up reviews and being a part of the book community, I'm just not sure in what way that will be yet. -Sara

Powerless by Tera Lynn Childs

Kenna is tired of being "normal". The only thing special about her is that she isn't special at all. Which is frustrating in a world of absolutes. Villains, like the one who killed her father, are bad. Heroes, like her mother and best friend, are good. And Kenna, unlike everyone else around her, is completely ordinary— which she hates.

She’s secretly working on an experiment that will land her a place among the Heroes, but when a Villain saves her life during a break-in at her lab, Kenna discovers there’s a whole lot of gray area when it comes to good and evil and who she can trust.. After all…not all strength comes from superpowers.

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Where do I start about this book? I loved it!! To my shame I’ve been reading less and less the past year, finding it hard to find time to read and whenever I did start a book it would generally take me a while to finish. However, that wasn’t true for this book. Powerless was amazing and kept me very interested, I was up late reading and it was the first thing I did the next morning, well besides grabbing some breakfast maybe… Point is, this book grabbed my attention from the get-go and was very well written. It’s lighthearted and full of excitement while handling some crazy plot twists! This has been the quickest I’ve read a book in a while and it definitely made me want to read more in the series…like why isn’t the second book out yet?! ;-;

I loved the characters and none of them felt cliche to me, at first glance maybe a little (businessman and ultra good guy’s daughter is rebelling and wearing black hmmm) but really they all have some great layers and are really lovable. So yes, the characters are great, I liked them loads and they were funny! And brave too…I also liked how the romance was written with both tension and sweet moments. The plot is pretty good as well, the only negative thing that I’ll say about it (and also the book) is that I saw the “omg” moment coming and also have another guess at what might be do follow later in the series concerning a bit of a mystery with Kenna’s dad. There were, however, several surprises I didn’t see coming so it wasn’t as thought every plot twist was obvious or anything like that!!

World-building was good, I mean on some levels it’s very similar to our own world except for the fact that there are heroes and villains with superpowers. Which makes the book, in my opinion, I adore superheroes and I’m just about always down for a story or adventure featuring them. In this book there’s a firm line drawn between heroes and villains, marking one as clearly being the good guys and the others the bad guys. However as Kenna soon learns things can’t be so black and white as she discovers horrible things that heroes are doing and finds some villains that are just trying to protect their own.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and if you’re a superhero fan I would definitely recommend it.

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Goodreads • Published June 2015 • First book in the Hero Agenda series • 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟