Book News: The Tower of Nero

You may have heard of Rick Riordan and his books that are based-off of the Greek and the Roman gods of old. Rick Riordan recently launched his newest book that is out in his book series titled, “The Trials of Apollo.” Rick Riordan’s newest book is named The Tower of Nero.

The Tower of Nero is the fifth book in “The Trials of Apollo” book series. It is the last book in the series. The Tower of Nero is a book about the Greek god named Apollo. Apollo is the Greek god of the sun. Apollo is sent down to Earth after he angers his father who is named Zeus. Zeus is the lightening god. He is the leader of the Greek and the Roman gods. Apollo is sent down to Earth in the form of a regular teenage boy in the book series.

Rick Riordan has four other book series based-off of the gods of old. The first book series that the author wrote is named, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians.” The book series is about the children of the Greek and the Roman gods. The next book series that he wrote is named, “The Kane Chronicles.” “The Kane Chronicles” is about the children of the Egyptian gods. There is also “The Heroes of Olympus” book series. The “Heroes of Olympus” book series continues the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” book series. Finally, there is the, “Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard” book series. The “Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard” book series is about the Norse religion. The “Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard” book series is about a boy named Magnus. Magnus is the son of Thor. Thor is one of the Norse gods.

I love Rick Riordan’s books. They are fun and exciting. I will definitely pick-up The Tower of Nero. I think you should do the same.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

My July-TBR

Today I am going to post my July-TBR book-list for this month. In this TBR there are some great books that look really amazing. The books are right-up my alley. I am really excited to read them. I can’t wait to start to read and to write my thoughts down about the books here. Check-out more details on the five books that I’ve chosen for my July-TBR book-list below:

How to Be Famous

How to Be Famous is a novel written by the author named Caitlin Moran. How to Be Famous is about a girl named Johanna Morrigan, otherwise known as Dolly Wilde. Morrigan is a nineteen-year-old British girl. She lives in her own flat in the city of London. Morrigan writes for a music magazine. As Morrigan’s fame rises she starts her own magazine column about how “The Famouses” truly live. Her magazine brings her closer to stardom.

This books sounds really good. I can’t wait to learn more about Johanna Morrigan. She sounds like a cool person. I hope this book lives up-to my expectations.

Summer in the Invisible City

Summer in the Invisible City is a novel by the author named Juliana Romano. Summer in the Invisible City is a coming-of-age novel. The books is about a girl named Sadie Bell. Sadie has a lot of hopes for the summer. However, she didn’t expect to meet Sam. Sam is a funny and free-thinking boy that changes everything. But Sadie and Sam are just friends… can they learn to be more than that?

I am the most excited to read this book. Summer in the Invisible City sounds like a great novel for adolescents and for teenagers. I think everyone can relate to a book about someone’s first-love. I can’t wait to read this.

My Life with the Walter Boys

My Life with the Walter Boys is a novel written by the author named Ali Novak. My Life with the Walter Boys was originally a Wattpad novel, but it was turned into a published novel.

My Life with the Walter Boys is about a girl named Jackie Howard. Jackie likes things to be perfect–and she likes being perfect. But her world is turned upside-down when her parents die in a car accident. Suddenly, Jackie must move in with her new guardians, the Walters. The Walters have eleven sons and one daughter. Things prove to be chaotic at Jackie’s new home.

This book sounds really good. It’s great to read a book like this that was once a Wattpad novel. I love to support new writers and I love to support young writers. I can’t wait to see what this book has in store.

First There was Forever

First There was Forever is a novel written by the author named Juliana Romano. The author of this novel is the same author who wrote Summer in the Invisible City. I’m really excited to read this author’s books to see how she is as a writer.

First There was Forever is a novel about two girls named Lima and Hailey. Lima and Hailey are best friends. However, they are growing apart. Now, all Hailey cares about is partying and hanging out with her cooler friends. While Lima grows apart from Hailey she grows closer to a boy named Nate. However, Nate is Hailey’s guy. What’s a girl to do?

I think this book is something that I can relate to. Sometimes when you grow-up and change your friendships may fall to the wayside. I guess that’s something that can happen whether or not you expect it to.

Summer State of Mind

Summer State of Mind is a novel written by the author named Jen Calonita. Summer State of Mind is about a girl named Harper McAllister. Harper is fifteen-years-young. She loves to shop and to hang-out with her two best-friends. However, Harper’s credit card bills get too expensive for her parents to deal with. So, they decide to ship Harper off-to summer camp.

Summer camp is an unfamiliar place to Harper. She’s at the bottom-of-the-social ladder there. But, there’s a cute guy at summer camp named Ethan who might bring some fun to Harper’s summer.

This book sounds like a perfect book to read for this summer. I can’t wait to read about Harper and all the things she gets into. This book looks great.

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That’s it for my July-TBR book-list. I’m excited to read these five books. They all seem amazing. The book I’m most interested to-read is the novel Summer in the Invisible City. I will read the book named My Life with the Walter Boys last.

Stay tuned to this blog to read my reviews of these five books.

Until then…

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

The Help

The latest book that I read is the book titled, The Help. The Help is a book by the author named Kathryn Stockett. The book is about a woman named Skeeter Phelan. It is set in the 1960’s during the Civil Rights movement. Skeeter moves back to her hometown after her time in college. Skeeter wants to be a journalist. She gets a job at her hometown newspaper. Her job is to write the “Ms. Merna column.” The “Ms. Merna column” is a newspaper column where a person who takes the name of “Ms. Merna” answers household cleaning questions for the people who write-in with their problems. That’s where the story really starts.

Skeeter gets to know a African-American maid named Aibileen. Aibileen helps Skeeter to write her “Ms. Merna column.” While Skeeter writes her column she comes-up with an idea for a book that she wants to write. Skeeter wants to write about the people in her town… from the perspective of the African-American maids that work there.

Something else is going-on in the town. Skeeter has a friend named Hilly Holbroke. Hilly spear-heads a campaign that says that African-American maids need to use another restroom instead of the white restroom of the people that the maids work for. Skeeter knows that this is racism. She knows that it is wrong.

The Help is a book all about “The Help” in Skeeter’s small Southern town. It is about how the help live, struggle and survive. I enjoyed this book a lot. It is a good book to read during this difficult cultural climate. It paints a picture of a world where racism runs rampant. It shows you how people can look down on other people because of the color of the people’s skin. This is a really good book to read today because of the Black Lives Matter movement that is happening all across America.

I enjoyed this book immensely. I think more people should read it. I give this book 4/5 stars.

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Always with infinite love,
Selena London

The Feminist Fight Club

Feminism is an important issue that we need to support and that we need to promote. The book that I want to discuss today is the book named The Feminist Fight Club. The Feminist Fight Club is a book by the author named Jessica Bennett.

The Feminist Fight Club is a memoir. It is also a guide to help you to navigate the sexist world. It is a funny and a snappy book. There are also graphs, pictures, and statistics to help to bring further validation to the book. It also has quizzes and lists to help you to tackle some of the things that the book talks about.

I liked this book because it was funny. It was also smart. Bennett made a lot of good points about sexism. She uses a lot of puns and jokes. These puns and jokes keep you engaged throughout the book.

There are many good points in the book, but one interesting thing that I think the book discusses is a woman’s tendency to self-sabotage herself in the work-place. There are times that we may feel small or inadequate so you put yourself down. That can affect how you act toward others in your place of business. The book also talks about the different type of sexist people that you will meet out there in the work-place. For example, there is the man who speaks over you in business situations. There is the man who thinks you will always make the coffee for visitors. There is also the man that thinks that you will always take the notes. There are also sexist people who feel that as a woman you must be nice, sweet, and maternal instead of whatever person that you happen to be.

I give this book a 9/10 rating. I really thing this is a book worth picking-up.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

The Book Thief

The book that I want to talk about today is a book named The Book Thief. The Book Thief is written by the author named Markus Zusak. The Book Thief is a sad but hopeful story. The book is about a girl named Liesel Meminger. Liesel is sent to live with the Hubermann family.

Liesel must learn and grow-up in a town in Nazi Germany during World War II. Liesel is different than any of the children in the town because she can not read. However, she learns to read by her foster-father named Hans Hubermann. While Liesel grows-up during this difficult time period Hans decides to hide a Jewish man in the Hubermann’s home. The Jewish man is named Max Vandenburg.

Vandenburg hides and Liesel learns to see him as her friend. She even practices to read with Vandenburg. While this is going on there are book burnings in the Hubermann’s town. Liesel loves the written word. She steals books and hides them without anyone knowing.

This book is a touching book. I think Liesel is smart and strong. She learns how to read. She also learns to care for a Jewish man. Liesel’s life is filled with fear and sorrow; however, she continues to try to do what she must do. Liesel learns to read. She also learns the power and beauty of the written word.

This was a good book to read. Still, it was a very sad book. If you are interested in this book, then, I think you should pick-up the book named The Diary of Anne Frank instead. The Diary of Anne Frank is a book about a young Jewish girl during World War II.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

A Percy Jackson television series is coming out on Disney+

I love the Percy Jackson book series. They defined my reading-habits as a girl. Now, there is some news about the Percy Jackson book series. Percy Jackson will be made into a television show on the Disney+ television channel.

The Percy Jackson author named Rick Riordan is thrilled about the release of a Percy Jackson television show. “Hey, Percy Jackson fans. For the past decade, you’ve worked hard to champion a faithful on-screen adaptation of Percy Jackson’s world. Some of you have even suggested it would be a great series for Disney+. We couldn’t agree more! We can’t say much more at this stage but we are very excited about the idea of a live-action series of the highest quality, following the storyline of the original Percy Jackson five-book series, starting with The Lightning Thief in season one,” said Riordan.

Riordan also said that he and his wife will have a hand in the show. “Rest assured that Becky [his wife] and I will be involved in-person in every aspect of the show. There will be much more news in the future, but for now, we have a lot of work to do! Buckle up, demigods! It’s going to be a fantastic, exciting ride!” he said.

There are two Percy Jackson movies that were previously released. The first movie is named Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thief. The movie was released in 2010. The next Percy Jackson movie was named Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. The second movie was released in 2013. Logan Lerman starred in both of these films as the main character named Percy Jackson. The actress named Alexandra Daddario starred in the two movies as the main character named Annabeth Chase. The two movies closely follow the plot of the first two Percy Jackson books.

The release date of the Percy Jackson Disney+ television show is still unknown. I will update here with more news about the Percy Jackson television show when I hear about it.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

Tales from the Back Row

I loved the book of essays named Tales from the Back Row by Amy Odell. Tales from the Back Row is a collection of essays about the fashion industry. Each chapter in Tales from the Back Row is focused on one topic. Some of the different topics that the book talks about are bloggers, models, and celebrities. Odell writes in a smart and in a witty way. She writes in a way that captures your attention. You want to keep reading this book as soon as you start the first chapter.

One thing that I really liked about this book is that this book seems very honest. The writer, Odell, tells-it-like-it-is about the fashion world. Odell does not paint the fashion world in a good light. She talks about how the fashion world is a crazy world to work-in. However, she also talks about how great it is to be a part of this world at the same time.

I do not usually read non-fiction books. The last non-fiction book that I read was a collection of essays named Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay. I like to read books that are fiction books, science fiction books, or fantasy books. However, I am glad that I gave this book a shot. I am fascinated by the fashion industry. This book gave me a keen insight into the true world of fashion–all the ups and all the downs that you experience in that world.

I really loved this book. I thought it was fun, interesting, thoughtful, and honest. I gained insight into a world that is usually hidden behind closed doors. And Amy Odell makes you laugh all the way through.

This was a great book. I loved it. I give it a 10/10 rating.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

Rosie Girl

Rosie Girl is not a story for the faint-of-heart. Rosie Girl is a story about a girl named Rosie. Rosie’s dad dies and she lives with her step-mother and her boyfriend, Judd. Things are not okay at Rosie’s house. She decides to try to find her birth-mother who she recently discovered is still alive. Rosie does everything and anything she can to get enough money to see her mother. She even relies on her best-friend, Mary. Mary and Rosie turn-tricks to save money. The two go on a journey together to try to find Rosie’s mother when they can.

Rosie Girl is a guilty-pleasure for me. The story is dark. Rosie’s life at home is enough easy. Rosie does illicit sexual activities for money. Rosie has very few people to rely on except for her best-friend, Mary. There is a lot going on with Mary as well.

I liked this book because of the main character, Rosie. Rosie is the center of the story. You support her. You want her to win despite everything that is going on.

Now, you might wonder what I think of this book now that I’ve finished it compared to my initial thoughts? Well, in my TBR I wrote about how I thought the book would be a play on the Cinderella trope. This book is much darker than that. This book is nothing like I anticipated in my TBR. The relationship between Rosie and Mary is also very strange.

I really enjoyed this book despite the dark themes in it. I give this book a 8/10 rating. It is worth the read.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

Confessions of a High School Disaster

I absolutely loved the book named Confessions of a High School Disaster by Emma Chastain. I could not put it down once I started to read it. Confessions of a High School Disaster is about a girl named Chloe Snow. Chloe is about to enter her first year of high-school. Her mother recently moved to Mexico and she has to navigate the waters of high-school without her mother’s hare-brained guidance.

Chloe is an extremely like-able character. I love this book because of her. I like Chloe. I wanted to know more about her. I wanted her to win. Chloe is endearing, honest, and funny. She deals with a lot of different things in the book. She deals with family drama. She deals with judgemental friends. She deals with boy troubles. She manages all of that with as much spirit as she can muster.

The other thing that I liked about this book is the way it portrays a teenagers’ natural curiosity about sex. Chloe thinks about sex just like ever teenager out there. This book accurately reflects the fascination and even confusion teenagers feel about sex when you grow up.

When I wrote about this book in my TBR I said that I thought this book would be light-hearted and sweet. It is definitely like that. I also said that this book maybe similar to The Princess Diaries book by Meg Cabot. This book is somewhat similar to that. However, the main character is not like the main character in that book.

I like that this book was light-hearted. It is a very fun read. I think this book is perfect for teenagers, or for anyone who wants to laugh one second, or smile stupidly the next second. This book is a great book that I think a lot of people might like. You should definitely give it a shot.

This book is a definite 9/10.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London

Stephenie Meyer will publish another book in the Twilight series named Midnight Sun

Stephenie Meyer is the writer of the popular teen book series named Twilight. Meyer will publish another installment of the book named Midnight Sun. It will be out on August 4. Midnight Sun is a book that follows the story of Twilight. However, it is from the perspective of the main character named Edward Cullen.

Meyer worked on Midnight Sun years ago. However, the first few chapters of the story were leaked to the internet. After the leak Meyer decided not to publish the book. She allowed her fans to read the chapters on her website instead. However, Meyer must have had a change of heart.

For the past few days Meyer set a timer on her website that was counting down for an unknown reason. Fans of the Twilight series deduced that this timer was counting down to the day that Meyer would speak about the publication of her new book named Midnight Sun.

Meyer went on the popular day-time talk-show named Good Morning America to discuss the book. Meyer said, “I am very excited to finally, finally announce the release of ‘Midnight Sun’ on August 4. It’s a crazy time right now and I wasn’t sure if this was the right time to put this book out, but some of you have been waiting for just so, so long. It didn’t seem fair to make you wait anymore. Sorry about the bad timing. Hopefully this book can be a distraction from the real world. I’m so excited to finally be able to share it with you.”

I’m sure that many fans will be waiting impatiently for August 4 to arrive.

Always with infinite love,
Selena London