Monday, May 28, 2018

Trying a Chapter Book Tag!

Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be doing the Trying a Chapter Book Tag. I've seen this tag for years on youtube, and have seen it around the blogosphere as well. I haven't been tagged by anyone, but decided to give this a go! These books will esssentialy be my June TBR, since I don't have naything concrete in mind for the next month. I think this book tag will be perfect. Not only am I opening up some books that have been on my bookshelf for way too long, but I'll hopefully find my next read!

Today I'll be trying a chapter from:
1) Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally
2) Starflight by Melissa Landers
3) Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
4) Without Merit by Colleen Hoover
5) The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

My Thoughts!
1) Coming Up for Air

I wanted to continue reading after I finished this chapter! I really want to read a cute contemprary - my most recent reads and current reads are all mostly fantasy or sci-fi. From what I've read from Miranda Kenneally, her books are always super fun with that angst that I love in my romances. I actuallty flipped through some of the book and read some other scnes, and I think I would really like this one!

2) Starflight

This wasn't the strongest first chapters, but enough to make me want to keep reading. I liked Melissa Landers' Alienated trilogy, and got the same vibe from this book. I never loved Alienated, but it was a fun and quick read, and I think Starlight will be the same. This will probably be my first read out of these five. 

3) Second Chance Summer
This was a pretty good chapter, but didn't introduce anything new. I already knew the plot of Second Chance Summer before picking this up, so while the set-up was entertaining, it wasn't anything special for me. However, I tend to love Morgan Matson's books, and this seems to be the masses' favorite. I also have an ARC of Save the Date, her upcoming release, so we'll see which one gets read first. 

4) Without Merit

This was probably my favorite chapter. I have a weird relationship with Colleen Hoover now. I like her writing, but I do think that some of her books can be problematic. There's this great video by Whitney (one of my favorite booktubers) who discusses problematic relationships, including the one in November 9, as she gets ready. Check her video out here if you want to know all the details. I'm a bit hesitant about reading Without Merit due to my personal problems with November 9 and Ugly Love, but I still want to give Hoover a chance. She's made some mistakes in her portrayals of relationships (in my opinion), but she has also written some of my favorite books, so I'm going to read this one.

5) The Iron King

Honestly, I wasn't too impressed with the first chapter of this one, but I didn't think it was horrible. I've read Talon by Julie Kagawa, but I thought the book was just okay. I want to give Kagawa another chance, and I've owned this book for a while. I'm interested to see where it goes, but so far, the book just seems like a standard fantasy. I do think if I read this and continue on with the series, the writing will improve throughout the series, as it has with Cassandra Clare. 

So those are my thoughts on each book! I actually read a couple more chapters of Without Merit, Second Chance Summer, and Starlight, so those are the first contenders. Now that the month is almost over, I'm looking forward to reading those. :) Other than these books, I also want to read some books from my previous post, "Goodreads Chooses my May TBR!" Also, don't forget to vote for what wattpad books I should read next here


  1. Oooo The Iron King! I loved the series when I first read it (it was a great introduction into the fantasy world) but honestly I couldn't say if it would hold up against my current standards. It's an old favorite so I don't know if I want to reread it and apply my new standards! What if I end up ruining it?? #bookwormprobs I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the writing, Genni!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. I feel like I would have loved the series a couple years back when I was a YA newbie. I definitely have the same problem with some of my old favorites! I contemplate rereading The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy, but I also worry that I won't like it as much and regret it.

      Thanks for stopping by Laura! :D

  2. Ooh this is fun! Starflight is the only one I've read, but I did enjoy it. And Coming Up For Air looks fun!

    1. Thanks Greg! After my current read, I want to get to Starflight next! I read a couple more chapters of Coming Up For Air, and it was definitely fun!

  3. I am a fan of the Hundred Oak books, and think Coming Up for Air was one of my favorites. The ending just made me so happy. I really enjoyed Starflight, though I have heard nothing good about the sequel, and have avoided it. Second Chance Summer is on my ugly cry list. I cried so much towards the end, that my eyes crusted shut. I am a fan of the Iron Fey books. I was actually really sad to leave the world.

    1. That's great to hear! I've read the first two books, and then Breathe, Annie, Breathe. But those are the only three I've read, and it's been a while.

      That's disappointing to hear about the sequel! Since it's a duology, I'll probably just read the second book anyways. :)

      I've heard that Second Chance Summer makes people cry, and I know I'll be joining that club once I read it! I own all the Iron Fey books (2 dollars each!) that I think I'll be reading on even though I wasn't super impressed with the first chapter.

      Thanks for stopping by Sam!

  4. Second Chance Summer is one that has been on my TBR forever! I started it and it was just so sad that I had to set it down. Maybe I will give it another try one of these days because I do love Morgan Matson. This is a great tag and I hope it helps you clear your TBR. :)

    1. I definitely have to wait for the right mood, when I really want to cry, but I think I'll be able to get thorugh it once I start. Thanks you Candid! Here's hoping! I have way too many books on my shelves!