Welcome to The Sunday Post, which is hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is a chance to recap the previous week and announce anything for the upcoming week. You can talk about whatever you want in this post as well.
Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Series: Royal Institute of Magic, #1
Length: 366 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]
Two years ago, Ben Greenwood’s parents walked out the door and never returned. The police have all but given up finding them when Ben stumbles upon a peculiar letter addressed to his dad. “You are the most wanted man in the Unseen Kingdoms. Unless you come to us, we cannot help. For your child’s sake, tell us what you know.”
The letter is from an organisation called the Royal Institute of Magic and is dated a day before his parents disappeared. Like most people, fourteen-year-old Ben hasn’t the faintest idea what the Royal Institute of Magic is, but he has his first clue: the logo on the letter.
Armed with nothing but his wits and the help of his good friend Charlie, Ben sets out to find the Institute and, through them, his parents. To succeed, he will have to navigate a land filled with fantastic creatures and Spellshooters, where magic can be bought and sold, to unravel an ancient family secret that could hold the key to defeating an evil the Institute has been fighting for the last five hundred years.
Welcome to Book Beginnings on Fridays, which is hosted by Rose City Reader. The aim of these posts is to post the first sentence (or so) of the book you are currently reading and provide your initials thoughts and impressions. These posts usually occurs weekly on Fridays.
I have not started a new book yet, so I am just simply going to post the first sentence of the book I plan to start reading soon. The pick I chose for this week is A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.
“The forest had become a labyrinth of snow and ice.”
I must admit, this sentence does have me intrigued. I would want to continue reading this. Also, I must admit that I have a general idea of what this story is about and what’s in this story. I’m just hoping that some areas I can deal with and enjoy the overall story. This first sentence gives me a bit of hope that I’ll enjoy (although there is still a bit of doubt there). This first sentence of the story also provide the setting and magic that I assumed the story would have. I sincerely hope that this lasts for the entire story. Here goes nothing!
It’s the beginning of the month and that means it is time for another Monthly Recap! Here at KRF, our Monthly Recaps are simply titled Arrow Recaps. I can probably say that July has been a pretty busy month working on creating KRF and transferring many, many posts. Other than that, I still have found time to read books and I’m happy to say that it was a good month for reading!
If I had to choose which book I have read last month, I would have to choose The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. It was just a phenomenal book to read and think about it. My only regret is waiting so long to finally pick it up to begin it. After The Hate U Give, I also liked Sleeping Giants. I have read numerous good things about the books and I wanted to give it a tried. At the end, I completely enjoyed it. It was a nice change of completely reading a couple of fantasy books beforehand. Last but not least, I have finally finished the Wake series by Lisa McMann, a favorite author of mine. I have been wanting to finish the books, but it just took me over a year to find the books and pick them up. The troubles of reading so many books. Also, I’m continuing the Heroes of Olympus Series, but aside from taking a break for the last book, it is fairly going well.
Nothing else much happened last month other than not many reviews were posted due to my working on this blog. Do not be afraid as I have at least five reviews queued up in the upcoming week. There’s also an upcoming review weekend. Details on that is to come soon! Stay tuned!
I am glad you asked! Instead of giving you a lengthy introduction yesterday, I decided to split this part into two separate posts. I thought it would be easier to have some sort of introductory series instead of one big giant post. Anyway, let’s continue!
After many days working, reworking, planning, and making posts, I am proud to say that Keep Reading Forward is now finally, and officially, OPEN! I really hope that this will go well and stay around and be worth the time. I am so excited for this blog to happen and I hope you will to.
I have been through a couple of changes and I believe this one will be the best one yet and the one that stays. As for my newest followers, I have been blogging for over a year, at Mind Your Own Books, and then at The Crown of Books. That can explain the sudden and quick postings on the reviews. I cannot read that many books so quick, although I do wish I could. As for my other followers that has been here since the beginning, welcome to the next step! I am sure this will work out great.