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My Favourite Quotes :)

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I thought I would do something a little different again, seeing as I'm in a bit of a reading slump at the moment and finding it quite hard to finish my current read. Until that time I'm going to be doing little things like these just to fill in the gaps!

Here are some of my cute little quotes that i found on We Heart It !!!








PERCY JACKSON AND THE LIGHTNING THIEF - BOOK REVIEW

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Title: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Author: Rick Riordan 
Series or Standalone: Series
Genre: Young-adult Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: January 1st 2005
Goodreads Summary:
Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a greek god.
I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. Now I spend my time battling monsters and generally trying to stay alive.
This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.
My Review:
If you know me, you know how much I love my Greek Mythology and this book just made me love it even more. 
I enjoyed the whole concept of Camp Half Blood, which is the Camp that all Demi-Gods can go to to escape all of the monsters in the real world. 
Rick's writing was very honourable and reading from Percy's point of view was exciting, full of humour and something …

BOOK REVIEW - MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN

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Title: Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children 

Author: Ransom Riggs
Series or Standalone: Series 
Genre: Young-adult fiction, dark fantasy
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: June 7th 2011
Goodreads Summary:
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
My Review:
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children was a very enjoyable read. I decided to read this book because it had been sitting on my shelf for a very long time and I have heard such wonderful things about it. 

REVIEW POLICY

If any authors/publishers would like me to do a review for your book, you can contact me through:

brooklyn.egan@yahoo.com.au or brooklyn.egan@education.nsw.gov.au .

I only read Young Adult at this point in time, so feel free to contact me if you would like me to review your book!

My favourite genres:

FantasyRomanceParanormal Contemporary 
I will also accept other genres if the synopsis intrigues me enough.

All book reviews will be posted here at Brooklyn's Book Blog within a month of reading the book. Also note that I review books with an honest review, meaning you may not receive a five star review. Here is my rating system:

5/5: Amazing! LOVED IT, everyone has to read this!
4/5: Awesome read, with a few downfalls.
3/5: Okay, not my favourite though.
2/5: Didn't enjoy reading it, but readable.
1/5: Disliked and not enjoyable in the least.

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read my Review Policy, I hope to be reviewing some more books in the future!!

How I Write My Book Reviews

Hi everyone, today I thought I would do something a little different seeing as I haven't completed a book in awhile and I want to still keep posting here! I'm going to be sharing with you how I personally create my layout for a book review!

First thing I do is pick up a book that I am keen to read or a book that I need to read for review or school. As I read, I will either make note of something I like or dislike in my review notebook or/and I will tab a quote or saying with a sticker that I find intriguing or amusing.

After I finish the book I will then go on to my laptop and open up a new post for my blog and get everything I would like to include in the post before I write my review, like so:

Title: 

Author:
Series or Standalone:
Genre: 
Format:
Publication Date:
When I finish researching all of the following, I will then look up the Goodreads summary and insert that as well.
I then gather all my notes I have taken from my notebook and put them together to create my review on my t…