The Scorpion Rules (Prisoners of Peace #1)

Started: July 24, 2017
Finished: July 26, 2017

Language: English
Rating: 3/5 stars

You made tools of us. Have you never considered: the thing of a tool is that anyone may use it.

Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

This book has an interesting premise, certainly, and even though I got it because of the cover I looked forward to reading it because of that. Unfortunately, it felt a bit “meh”. The characters felt flat and there was no real character development. It took some time for the story to actually get interesting – and once that reached its climax and I felt like things might actually turn out quite good, it went back to falling flat.

I still decided to give this story a 2.5 because of the LGBT representation and because of that the general premise of the novel, but I don’t think I’ll read the sequel.

I read this book for the BookTubeAThon 2017 (Challenge #6: Read a book you bought because of the cover)

Make Me Read It Readathon – TBR

First; thanks to everyone who voted on the poll! 726 votes in total, that’s amazing!

I’ve posted the results of the poll behind the cut below. I don’t know yet how many books I’ll try to read – last year I got through 6 or 7 but then I had a couple of audio books at the top to help me out. Which I don’t have this year X) But I will read the books in the order they have been listed behind the cut!

If you’re curious to find out more about the Make Me Read It Readathon, check my previous post about it and also visit our hosts – Ely and Val!

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Make Me Read It Readathon 2017 (time to vote!)

It’s readathon time! I’m so excited to see that this readathon is back this year as well – it’s definitely one of those that just makes me want to read as much as possible. Just as last year it is hosted by Ely @ Tea & Titles and Val @ The Innocent Smiley. Below you’ll find the official information (directly from their pages) as well as some information about where to find my poll and what books you can choose from this year.

What is the Make Me Read It Readathon?

Look at the books you own, either physical, e-book or ones you’ve borrowed from the library and pick out a few you really want to read, or feel like you should read. It’s up to you how many you pick, personally I’d pick a few more than you expect to be able to read in a week. Example: if you think you’ll only read two, pick out five books or if you think you can read seven, pick out ten.

Make a list of these books on your blog, or make a video, or a Goodreads shelf or post a picture on Instagram—whatever is easiest for you. Then get friends, other bloggers/booktubers/bookstagrammers etc. to vote on which books you HAVE to read.

When the readathon comes along, you read the books in the order of most votes. For example, if one book gets 10 votes—you read that first, then the one that got 7 and so on. If there’s a tie, then it’s your preference. The goal is to read as many as possible.

This year the readathon takes place between the 6th and the 13th of August – which is perfect for me because that’s right before I start working again after the summer (I start on the 14th). It does mean that I won’t be able to use all of the last day for reading, as I will have to prep some stuff, but I will hopefully be able to read quite a lot.

Anyway; just like last year I’ve added quite a few books to the poll, just because I have quite a few to choose from. The poll is open from today (12th of July) to Monday (17th of July) and I’ll most likely add use the Top 10 as my TBR.

The poll is available here. You need to be a member of the group Polls for our Souls on Goodreads, but that is nothing but a quick click away 🙂

To read more about the books in the poll, check below the cut!

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BookTubeAThon 2017 – TBR

It’s time for the readathon that started my readathon addiction – the BookTubeAThon 2017!

I’m really excited about the challenges this year and timewise this readathon should work perfectly for me. Unlike last year, however, I won’t do a video TBR because I just got back from the IQA European Games (i.e European Quidditch Championships) and I got a pretty bad sunburn on my face. So instead I’ll just post my pile on Instagram and you can find it below.

So a couple of days ago the challenges for this year's #booktubeathon were announced. I'm stoked! 😀😀 These are the books I'm hoping to read during this weeklong readathon. Some of them do work for multiple challenges, but I'm hoping to get through all of these and possibly a 7th book – but leaving that open 😊 Which book's intended for which challenge is written on my blog – link in my description 🤗 . . #bookstagram #instabooks #booktography #bibliophile #booknerd #bookaholic #bookgram #bookphotography #booklove #booklover #bookaddict #bookworm #tbrpile #tbr #booktubeathon2017 #booktubeathonTBR #theheartofbetrayal #maryepearson #thewrathandthedawn #reneeahdieh #theblackkey #amyewing #traitortothethrone #alwynhamilton #princessofglass #jessicadaygeorge #thescorpionrules #erinbow

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Challenge match-up

#1 Read a book with a person on the cover

The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E Pearson

#2 Read a hyped book

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

#3 Finish a book in one day

The Black Key by Amy Ewing

#4 Read about a character that is very different from you

Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton

#5 Finish a book completely outdoors

Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George

#6 Read a book you bought because of the cover

The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

#7 Read seven books

Not pictured in the TBR-pile, but if I have time I’ll read one of the following books (which one will depend in part on how my TBR for the Make-Me-Read-It-Readathon):
Sentinel by Jennifer L Armentrout
Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George
The Swan Riders by Erin Bow

BookTubeAThon 2016 – TBR


I’ve been monitoring the BookTubeAThon YouTube channel for quite a while now, eagerly anticipating the challenge announcements, and was so excited when they were finally announced! But good god, these challenges will be difficult to do!

If you’re unfamiliar with the BookTubeAThon it’s a readathon hosted by booktuber Ariel Bissett and takes place during one week every summer. There’s also a holiday readathon for Christmas, but it’s smaller and I rarely have time to be a part of it as Christmas is a busy time for me and the family. But the summer BookTubeAThon is the event of the year! There are 7 challenges that vary from year to year and you are allowed to read a book that matches one or more of these challenges, but the 7th and final challenge is always to read 7 books during the week.

This year the BookTubeAThon takes place between the 18th and 24th of July, and those dates might cause some trouble for me when it comes to reading as much as I want because it’s mine and my sister’s birthday week (our birthdays are the days after one another). So there’s going to be some party prep to do and we’re also travelling to my grandparents on my birthday (I don’t mind doing that), so my reading time will be quite minimal. But I’m going to try to complete as many challenges as possible anyway!

This year’s challenges and my TBR pile are as follows:

  1. Read a book with yellow on the cover – The White Rose
  2. Read a book at night/after sunset only – The Great Gatsby
  3. Read a book that you discovered through Booktube – Rebel of the Sands
  4. Read a book by one of your favorite authors – Princess of Thorns
  5. Read a book that’s older than you – Treasure Island
  6. Read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  7. Read a total of 7 books – leaving this kind of open, but these are some of my options
    1. The Casual Vacancy (depends on if I manage to read this during the Make Me Read It Readathon)
    2. Sense and Sensibility (depends on if I manage to read this during the Make Me Read It Readathon)
    3. Prince’s Gambit (depends on if I manage to read this during the Make Me Read It Readathon)
    4. The Girl with the Windup Heart
    5. The Forever Song

Make Me Read It Readathon – TBR List

I decided to close the poll early as I need to plan my reading for the upcoming weeks, as I found out yesterday that all of the readathons I’m participating in this summer are right after one another.

As I wrote in this post, the Make Me Read It Readathon is a week long readathon – 9th of July to 16th of July – where others decide what books you shall read. The best way to do this is to create a poll somewhere and list the books that are available to you – i.e books that you already own but haven’t yet read. You decide yourself how many books you can read during this week, but you have to follow the results of the poll.

I think that I’ll be able to read quite a lot during the readathon week as I have nothing else scheduled for those days, so I added quite a lot of books to my poll. In the TBR below I’ve listed the Top 10 books from the poll. I should be able to get through most of those if I work really hard X)

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*In the poll I listed Captive Prince instead of Prince’s Gambit, but I ended up reading Captive Prince earlier this month. Hence why I added the sequel to this roundup instead.

Summer Biannual Bibliothon 2016

Biannual Bibliothon

Alright, so I found out about this readathon yesterday and as it is right before the Make Me Read It readathon I won’t be doing all of the challenges included in this one. But I’ll do a few of them at least.

This readathon has seven challenges that you have to find matching books for. You can use one book to complete two challenges, but not one book to complete three or four challenges. The readathon takes place between the 3rd and 9th of July. All of the challenges can be found through this link.

I’m planning on reading four books that match five of the challenges.

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Challenge #2 – Read a book of your choice

I have chosen Apprentice by Rachel E Carter, because it is one of the next books on my TBR and I do feel like I need to get going with this series.

Challenge #3 – Read a book recommended by one of the hosts

My choice is The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason, which has been on my TBR for a while and I’m really stoked to read it.

Challenge #4 – Read a book containing your favorite mythical creature

This one was a lot harder as I don’t really have a favorite mythical creature but I love books that contain mythical creatures. In the end I narrowed down the options to vampire or werewolf and I recently bought The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa, which is about vampires, so I decided to go with that.

Challenge #5 – Read a book that you’ve kept from reading

Everyone who follows this blog knows that I’ve been pushing And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini away for quite some time. Well, not anymore; it’s on this readathon’s TBR!

Challenge #6 – Read a book by an author you’ve never read before

This one could apply to a load of books on my TBR as I love discovering new authors, but I didn’t want to have too many books to read this readathon. So I decided to combine this one with another challenge and counting The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason to this as well.