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Review: The Blood of Olympus

Review: The Blood of Olympus #HoO #BloodofOlympus

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The Blood of OlympusThe Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well, it’s another end to another great journey. As with any awesome series, I’m feel somewhat sad to see the characters off. Especially this crew of “misfit” demigods.

As much as I loved this book, it definitely left me wanting. But maybe that’s what the author intended. The characters are, after all, demigods. Their story is hardly…

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Review: The Young Elites (Novel) by Marie Lu

Review: The Young Elites (Novel) by @Marie_Lu

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The Young ElitesThe Young Elites by Marie Lu
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

(NOTE: This review is based on the ARC of the novel)

I figured since I’ve read Marie Lu’s Legend series, I could handle what was in store for me with her newest series, The Young Elites.

It goes to show how much I know!

Marie introduces us to a fantasy world that is dealing with the aftermath of a mass plague, in which a portion of the young…

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"I’d never done a big Fox teen movie before; I didn’t really know what I was getting myself involved with. I thought I’d like to try it. But everyone involved—Wes and the whole cast and Enrique Chediak, our director of photography, one of the most important people—was very, very passionate about it and treated it like a proper film, as opposed to just another YA-type, moneymaker. A lot of care and attention went into it and that’s always nice, on any project." – Thomas Brodie-Sangster talking about The Maze Runner for Interview Magazine (September 2014)

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And let’s say you do your best. You put in all the effort you can. But then when your book comes out, the Internet gets angry. You slowly realize that, for once, the Internet might be right. You made a cultural misstep. If this happens, take comfort in the fact that even flawed characters can inspire. Apologize if necessary, resolve do better, and move on.

Let your fear drive you to do your homework. But no matter what, don’t ever let your fear stop you.

Gene Luen Yang’s speech at the National Book Festival 2014 (via kceyagi)

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