Thursday, September 26, 2013

What I'm Excited for in House of Hades by Rick Riordan

Hey everyone!
It's almost the end of September and you know what that means... House of Hades! I cannot believe we're almost there! Anyways, here are some points I'm excited to see. Keep in mind that these may not happen, but since I read Mark of Athena, I have had a few ideas in mind. This will contain spoilers for the Heroes of Olympus series. If you haven't read them, let me say that you have to, for your own awesome.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Hey everyone!
Today I'm talking about novellas in general, nothing specific. For those who don't know, novellas are not long enough to be a book, but too long to be a short story. Most of the times (maybe even all of the times) novellas are small parts of the main series. For instance, Destroy Me by Taherah Mafi is book 1.5. It's not essential to understand the main series's plot or characters, but it does improve your understanding. Others novellas are mini stories that it different from the main plot line of the series or happens in between series if there's a spin off or addition. A good example of this is the PJO/HOO series. Rick Riordan has written the Demigod Files and The Demigod Diaries which include a set of stories in them that don't have anything to do with the main plot focus of the series. Many series have novellas, here are a few listed.
  • Divergent,Roth
  • The Kane Chronicles, Riordan
  • PJO, Riordan
  • HOO, Riordan
  • Caster Chronicles, Garcia & Stohl
  • The Darkest Minds, Bracken
  • Shatter Me, Mafi
  • Delirium, Oliver
  • Cinder, Meyer
And those are only a few! Thanks for reading! -Kait

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Something About September

Hey everyone!
Today I wanted to do a more of a rambling post. I've been thinking about this a lot lately, and wanted to share it with fellow readers. There's something about September for me that makes reading special. The weather is perfect (most of the time) for where I am. It's chilly, but not freezing. You can just sit outside and be comfortable. The leaves start to change and the sun is perfectly put to enjoy your day. There's just something about September that makes me want to read outside or in an imaginary place or somewhere so pretty and woodsy. Is this just me? Haha, sorry for this weirder post, but it was something I was just thinking about and wanted to share. Thanks for reading, Kait

Monday, September 9, 2013

Important Dates for Readers

Hey everyone!
In the upcoming month and beyond, I feel like there are many new book sequel releases and movie adaptations coming out. So I decided to help myself and hopefully you, too, with these dates. These are all from Goodreads for the books. Also, these are all the books I've read and heard of, so there's a high possibility that a book you read is not on here. (I also couldn't find the date for the TFIOS movie.)

House of Hades, Rick Riordan   | Oct 8, 2013
Never Fade, Alexandra Bracken | Oct 15, 2013
Allegiant, Veronica Roth            | Oct 22, 2013
Altered, Gennifer Albin              | Oct 29, 2013
Champion, Marie Lu                  | Nov 5, 2013
Unsouled, Neal Shusterman       | Nov 7, 2013
The Book Thief (Movie)            | Nov 15, 2013
Catching Fire (Movie)               | Nov 22, 2013            
Cress, Marissa Meyer                 | Feb 4, 2014
Ignite Me, Taherah Mafi            | Feb 4, 2014
Divergent (Movie)                     | Mar 21, 2014
Lair of Dreams, Libba Bray       | Apr 22, 2014
City of Heavenly Fire, Cassandra Clare | May 27, 2014
The Retribution of Mara Dyer, Michelle Hodkin | Jun 3, 2014

So these are just a few of the many releases coming out. I'm excited for them all! Thanks for reading, Kait