For those of you who don't know, the Once Upon a Read-a-Thon is hosted by Candace's Book Blog, Pure Imagination, and Reading Angel. The goal is to read as many books as you can from 12:01 AM on July 11th to 11:59 PM on July 13th. :)
Day 3 Mini Challenge @ Wicked Awesome Books
Challenge: LET'S PLAY MATCHMAKER! Pick two characters from any books and say why they would make an awesome couple! :)
Answer: I literally adore this challenge! I'm pretty bad at matchmaking, but this is a couple I think would be perfectly hilarious together:
Tod Hudson from Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent
Sophie Mercer from Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins
Why? Because both of these characters are smart, witty, and sarcastically funny in the way that makes you laugh your head off! Imagine these two in a room together — I can see the sparks flying!
Day 3 Mini Challenge @ Basically Amazing
Challenge: Recommend 2 books for Ashley!
Answer: If I could recommend any awesome series for Ashley that (judging by her reviews page) she has not read yet, it would be Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series! I feel so much like an advertiser with the amount of times I've been promoting this series with the upcoming release of If I Die (book 5) coming soon, but I just can't help it! This series is literally one of my favourites of all time, just as much as Tod is one of my biggest book crushes! With strong characters, a great premise, and a romance (romances?) that makes your heart beat fast, the Soul Screamers series is an urban fantasy at its best! You should definitely pick up these books! :)
The second book I have to recommend is from my read-a-thon pile. I haven't read very many, but I guess I'd have to go with Unearthly by Cynthia Hand! It's about a quarter-angel girl named Clara who gets vague visions of her purpose — the reason why she's on Earth — and has to figure out what it means before it's too late! Unearthly is actually really cool and the most original angel book I've read all year!
I hope you like them! :)
My updated book pile (crossed out = finished):
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Possession by Elana Johnson
Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey
Yay! After staying up reading into the early morning hours (thanks to the awful extra classes I've been taking this summer), I've finally reached my goal of FOUR books! I'm so happy right now that I'm going to be planning a really cool surprise soon! Stay tuned! ;)
HOW MANY BOOKS HAVE YOU READ? :)