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review 2017-07-20 23:30
The Son of Neptune
The Son of Neptune - Rick Riordan

I think it's really rare that the second book in a series is better than the first yet here we are. I don't know if it's because Percy is back in the series or if the adventure was just better or what, but I enjoyed Son of Neptune a lot more than The Lost Hero.

 

I hope this is the end of the four day journeys to a solstice though. It's a format Riordan has used throughout both series and I'm kind of over it.

 

On to the notes!

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-07-20 23:11
The Lost Hero
The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus, #1) - Rick Riordan

This book was too long. Seriously. Also Rick Riordan obviously never watched Charmed.

 

The references in this book were less obvious than in Percy Jackson and the Olympians but that might just be because I'd read those before and I was coming to this series fresh.

 

Also, this series needs some good Asian characters. Before I started Son of Neptune I actually googled Asian characters of Rick Riordan's because I needed reassurance some were coming... I was not disappointed and that's pretty much the reason I kept with the series. I mean, before Frank the best we had was Annabeth's stepmom who's in the series for all of two seconds.

 

The Lost Hero continues with this whole "too much" makeup/people who wear makeup are shallow/natural beauty is best bs idea. I'm still not a fan of that.

 

But I'm glad Riordan finally addresses the use of "half-blood" in the series (forgot to mention that in my PJO reviews... oops).

 

I also have a lot of thoughts about Piper's dad and his Hollywood career, but they're not organized in my head yet.

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review 2017-06-30 01:35
Kiki's Delivery Service
Kiki's Delivery Service - Eiko Kadono,Lynne E. Riggs,Akiko Hayashi

I've checked this out of my library a few times and finally read it in May. This is one case where I'd say the film definitely outshines the book. The book is enjoyable on its own, but if you can't find a copy I'd say you're not missing much. It's sweet but nothing life changing.

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review 2017-06-26 06:30
So Much I Want to Tell You
So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters to My Little Sister - Anna Akana

I first heard of Anna Akana when her video How to put on your face went viral. Since then I occasionally check out her channel.

 

Having watched a few of her videos, it was very easy to read the book in her voice. She is very frank, and it was interesting to learn how she got into youtube and about her family history. I've never read another youtuber's book, but this felt very similar to reading a celebrity memoir.

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review 2017-06-08 17:50
Penguin in Love
Penguin in Love - Salina Yoon,Salina Yoon

I read this whole series (all the ones we had at the library anyway) over lunch. They're cute stories, but I thought they might have a little more substance to them. I still enjoyed the books. The illustrations are very cute. This one gets dramatic in the middle and I probably enjoyed it the most.

 

I also didn't look up their publish order beforehand so I kept starting one and then setting it aside because it referenced characters or past events I hadn't met or read about yet. There are some slight spoilers if you read certain books out of order.

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