Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Book Review: Freefall by Joshua David Bellin

Publish Date: September 26, 2017
368 pages [Kindle edition]
Margaret K. McElderry Books

When the 1% and the 99% clash, the fate of the human race hangs on the actions of two teens from very different backgrounds in this thrilling sci-fi adventure.

In the Upperworld, the privileged 1% are getting ready to abandon a devastated planet Earth. And Cam can’t wait to leave. After sleeping through a 1,000-year journey, he and his friends will have a pristine new planet to colonize. And no more worries about the Lowerworld and is 99% of rejects.

Then Cam sees a banned video feed of protesters in the Lowerworld who also want a chance at a new life. And he sees a girl with golden eyes who seems to be gazing straight though the feed directly at him. A girl he has to find. Sofie.

When Cam finds Sofie, she opens his eyes to the unfairness of what’s happening in their world, and Cam joins her cause for Lowerworld rights. He also falls hard for Sofie. But Sofie has her own battles to fight, and when it’s time to board the spaceships, Cam is alone.

Waking up 1,000 years in the future, Cam discovers that he and his shipmates are far off-course, trapped on an unknown and hostile planet. Who has sabotaged their ship? And does it have anything to do with Sofie, and the choices—and the enemies—he made in the past?

Monday, September 18, 2017

Plan With Me: Creating & Co {Thrive}

I Suck at Read-a-thons [TBR List]

 Image from Sam's Nonsense

I love the idea behind this readathon so much. The ISATRAT is hosted by Sam of Sam's Nonsense. The other readathon/reading challenges are lower pressure for me because I don't want to try and do too much, but I also love that this one is so low pressure. I totally think I can do this. Below are the challenges from Sam.

Friday, September 15, 2017

The End of the Year Book Tag

I decided that I wanted to start doing a few book tags here on the blog for fun. The first one is the "End of the Year Book Tag" started by Ariel Bissett. The year is winding down now that September has hit and it's time to wrap up the reading stuff :)

Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

I need to finish The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket, Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Version by JK Rowling, and Roseblood by AG Howard. I've started all four of these books and then put them down because I got sucked into others.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

#TheReadingQuest [Finish Line]

All artwork is designed by CW of Read, Think, Ponder.

I'm bummed that The Reading Quest is over :( I ended up finishing my Rogue quest line and reading 2 side quest books (and part of a third). I wish I would have been able to read more, but I was dangerously close to falling into a reading slump with some of these books. The highest rated one for me was the 24 page graphic novel for the mini game side quest. The rest were all 3 stars and under. I ended up with 120 EXP and 144.2 HP reaching a Level 3. Overall, I really enjoyed this reading challenge. I love the premise and loved participating! :)


  • A banned book: Drama by Raina Telgemeier (238 pages, graphic novel) +5 EXP, +11.9 HP
  • A book cover with a partially obscured face: Mistrust by Margaret McHeyzer (333 pages) +10 EXP +33.3 HP
  • A book with under 500 ratings on Goodreads: Found by Stacey Wallace Benefiel (159 pages) +10 EXP, +15.9 HP
  • A book published by a small press: The Secret of the Sphinx by Samuel Bavli (134 pages) +10EXP, +13.4 HP
  • A book with a one word title: Caraval by Stephanie Garber (401 pages) +10 EXP, +40.1 HP
  • MULTIPLAYER: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (read 16 pages) +0 EXP, +1.6 HP
  • GRIND:
  • MINI-GAME: Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson (24 pages) +5 EXP, +1.2 HP
  • ANIMAL COMPANION: Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! by Mariko Tamaki (208 pages/marginalized author) +20EXP, +20.8 HP
  • 4 instagram posts so far +4 HP 
  • 2 twitter posts +2 HP
Level 3 //  120 EXP // 144.2 HP