Summer Reading Adventures | Fitfoodnista Collab

It’s been a while, lovelies, and here I come back without much of an explanation. Well, none, actually. However, I have something much, much better for you guys today. Lately, I’ve been trying my best to start reading again. So what better way than to just jump into whatever magical and awesome book(s) I can get my hands on? So I am teaming up with one of my best friends Becca from the FitFoodnista and we are going to share with you some of our summer reads. Our lists are fun and pretty different so take a look at both and share with us what you like!

  1.     The Trials of Apollo book 1: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Yes, I had to get my hands on this book right when it came out because DEMIGODS, people! I miss the amazing world that Rick Riordan brought out with the gods and demigods. They’re pretty amazing in my personal opinion and so far I have been in love with Apollo. Y’know, more so than I already was. I’ll most likely go through my feelings for this book in more detail in a different post.

  1.     Asking for it by Louise O’Neill

I have yet to start this book but a lovely Youtuber named Hannah Witton spoke about it a while back and it just sounded absolutely interesting to me. In a way it makes me think about Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson except more public and perhaps more involved with the crime committed.

  1.     Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

I got this one from the April Owlcrate and have been trying really hard to get my hands on it. But alas, I decided to go with the ones that came first. This one, however, does sound like something I’d love. Dystopian, screwed up manipulative society: my, my how I’ve missed those dystopian societies.

  1.     Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

If you aren’t in the shadow world just yet you probably won’t understand why I am upset with myself for not having read this book yet. But they’re back. The Nephilim are back and there are more issues. All I am hoping for is for some of my favorite characters to resurface and do what they do best and kick some butt. With all new characters, whom were briefly introduced in the last of The Mortal Instruments I am pretty excited!

  1.     City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

I am almost done with this one. (Finally! I know). The last of the Mortal Instruments, and everything so far is getting intense. Characters are being introduced for the last of the Nephilim related series, The Dark Artifices. I just need a certain ship to set sail again before this book ends and all will be well.

Summer Book Wishlist:

  1.     Game of Thrones Series by George R.R. Martin
  2.     Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  3.     Zodiac novels by Romina Russell
  4.     Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
  5.     Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

So there are a few books that I am going to enjoy soon, what about you guys? What’s on your TBR? What books can’t you wait to get your hands on?

Best,

Gissel

 

Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

The second book I managed to read/listen to recently is this amazing thing here by Rick Riordan, the final book in the Percy Jackson series. As much as I have stayed far from listening to books I was pretty content with this choice, otherwise I’d probably still need to read it at all, so yes I read this amazing book about mythology and Percy’s adventures. Which yes, I was actually really sad because it was the end of Percy’s adventures, but I absolutely loved this last book. Much like the last four books this one has Percy, Annabeth, Grover, Camp Half-Blood, the Greek Gods, and enough monsters to make you glad you are not a half-blood. The battle is on against the Titan Lord, Kronos in this last book, where Kronos is almost back to full power and has started his plots against the Olympians. He is keeping the Gods busy on one side while sneaking around towards Olympus, but of course the campers are not going to let him get away with it. Percy and his friends suffer some losses and they make sure to keep trying as hard as they can because if Kronos wins Olympus they’re kind of toast. There’s also the question that is still burning within us; who is the spy that continues to give Kronos information? You’ll find out if you read this book. You can also find out what happens to Rachel Elizabeth Dare, how Percy manage to stand up to the Titan Lord himself, how Luke is able to hold the Titan Lord, and was Percy really the child of the prophecy? Was it Nico? We know it can’t be Thalia.

Honestly, I had read books 2-4 wishing to see the god of the Underworld himself again, because come on who doesn’t love Hades in this series? (No seriously he’s awesome). You find out so much in this book about Hades, and Nico and Bianca and their mother, and hell why not show Demeter and Persephone a bit more? Yes, that happened in this book, and as always I enjoyed every ounce of sarcastic and rude remarks made by Hades and Percy. Yes the gods have been portrayed in a light less than favorable, but they’ve got their reasons, and we get to know those in this book. Again, I am very sad that the book is over but I am so happy that what happened happened, except that is, a few deaths. Percy has a family again, I mean even his new step-dad proves how great he can be in a time of crisis, and as usual his mother is completely accepting of her son’s life all while making sure to help wherever she can. Honestly, so much happens in this book that as I am trying  not to give too many spoilers I find myself having images of Clarisse fighting the Apollo cabin, the gods fighting, Hestia’s eyes, the life that could have been with Hades and Maria DiAngelo and so many things! Pretty sure I’m giving away quite a bit…if you have yet to read this and it sounds like your kind of thing, read it, trust me you won’t regret this series.

If you have read it, what do you think? Who are your favorites? What did you like about this particular book? What didn’t you like? Feel free to share any thoughts in the comments!

TTFN:)