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message 1: by Hannah (last edited Dec 02, 2015 08:14AM) (new)

Hannah Introduction:
Hello Team members, I'm the Team mod Sarah, for this challenge you will be reading from the 2 series and 3 bonus books, one of which is chosen by your mod captain, below are the books and a set Genre each month, the point system below will explain to you how to earn points and how many you get for each complete book. You also earn points for writing reviews, doing buddy reads and commenting on the discussion threads for the series and Book of the month books below.
Good luck and if you have more questions feel free to ask your Mod Captain.


Team Members-
Capt: Sarah
1. Victoria
2. Jennifer
3. Brinkley
4. Mystery

Point system:

1. Series points:
Novellas: 1 point each
Books are based on the amount of pages:
100-200 = 3 points
201-300 = 5 points
301-400 = 7 points
401-500 = 9 points
501-600 = 11 points
and so on.

Finish a complete series is = 10 points
but if you have already read part of the series before starting the challenge it is worth 8 points

Reviews - 2 points for each review written for the series books

Discussion Thread - 1 Point for discussing the series books in the thread

Buddy Reads - 4 points for BR in this group, 2 points for BR in any other group.

2. Bonus books:
are worth 10 points each

Reviews - 2 points for a review for each book

Discussion Thread - 1 Point for discussing each book in the discussion thread

Buddy Reads - 4 points for BR in this group, 2 points for BR in any other group.

3. Genre Books:

Books you read in the Genre catagory are based on page number.
100-200 = 2 points
201-300 = 4 points
301-400 = 6 points
401-500 = 8 points
501-600 = 10 points
and so on.

Finish a complete series in genre category is = 6 points but if you have already read part of the series before starting the challenge it is worth 4 points

Reviews - 2 points for each review written for the genre books

Buddy Reads - 4 points for BR in this group, 2 points for BR in any other group.

Books TBR

Series
The Nightmare Affair (The Arkwell Academy, #1) by Mindee Arnett The Nightmare Dilemma (The Arkwell Academy, #2) by Mindee Arnett The Nightmare Charade (The Arkwell Academy, #3) by Mindee Arnett
Hidden Wings (Hidden Wings, #1) by Cameo Renae Broken Wings (Hidden Wings, #2) by Cameo Renae Tethered Wings (Hidden Wings, #3) by Cameo Renae Gilded Wings (Hidden Wings, #4) by Cameo Renae

Bonus Books
Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) by Marissa Meyer Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman ??

Genre:
Fantasy


message 2: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (ladygator71) Do we know what we are reading yet?


message 3: by Jennifer (last edited Dec 09, 2015 01:40PM) (new)

Jennifer (ladygator71) My points 32

Bonus books
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman +10
Review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Series books
Hidden Wings (Hidden Wings, #1) by Cameo Renae +5
Review:

Broken Wings (Hidden Wings, #2) by Cameo Renae +7
Review:

Genre books
The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #2) by Erika Johansen +8


message 4: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Scott Checking in :) Umm, I guess I better see what my library has... I've never done one of these before, and this wasn't what I was expecting!


message 5: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (ladygator71) Victoria, I know that the hidden wings series is available on kindle unlimited for free if you have it. If you can't find any of the bonus or series books no worries. Just read any books that fall in the chosen genre for the month.


message 6: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Scott So I've reserved Illuminae from the library, and until then I'll try to read some fantasy series. Any thoughts on what the rest of you want to read?


message 7: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Scott Oh, thanks Jennifer! Sorry I didn't see that before :) I'll try to get that series


message 8: by Sarah (last edited Dec 02, 2015 12:58AM) (new)

Sarah | 3050 comments Mod
So sorry guys I've been completely missing for all of last month practically... :/ Anyhoo welcome everyone to the team! And the moderator book choice is Steelheart (Reckoners, #1) by Brandon Sanderson


message 9: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 3050 comments Mod
I'll be reading these books this month if anyone would like to buddy read them :)

The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle Talon (Talon, #1) by Julie Kagawa The Sin Eater’s Daughter (The Sin Eater’s Daughter, #1) by Melinda Salisbury Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3) by Laini Taylor


message 10: by Mystery (last edited Dec 24, 2015 07:07AM) (new)

Mystery Meat | 98 comments My points:57

Bonus books:

Series books:

Genre books:
Destroy Me (Shatter Me, #1.5) by Tahereh Mafi +1
Review +2

The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1) by Marie Rutkoski +6
Review +2

The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1) by Lemony Snicket +2
Review +2

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Twilight, #3.5) by Stephenie Meyer + 4
Review +2
Completed series + 4

Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1) by Mira Grant +10
Review +2

172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad + 6
Review + 2

Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth +10
Review + 2


message 11: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Scott Sarah, I'll read Dreams of Gods and Monsters with you. I have a buddy read for the second book on the 13th, so I can read with you when I finish that :)


message 12: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Scott I'm a bit confused, do we just post our reviews in here?


message 13: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 3050 comments Mod
Victoria wrote: "Sarah, I'll read Dreams of Gods and Monsters with you. I have a buddy read for the second book on the 13th, so I can read with you when I finish that :)"

Great!! :D Just let me know when you finish the second book :)


message 14: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 3050 comments Mod
Mystery wrote: "Do graphic novels recieve points?"

I'll have to check that :p


message 15: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 3050 comments Mod
Victoria wrote: "I'm a bit confused, do we just post our reviews in here?"

You post your review on your goodreads account like you normally would and then just copy the link over here :)


message 16: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Scott Thanks Sarah :)


message 17: by Sarah (last edited Dec 19, 2015 11:48AM) (new)

Sarah | 3050 comments Mod
My Points - 26

A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1) by Claudia Gray
360 pages - + 6 points
Buddy Read - https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... + 4 points
Review -

The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
280 pages - + 4 points
Review -

Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5) by Marissa Meyer
222 pages - + 4 points
Review -

Talon (Talon, #1) by Julie Kagawa
445 pages - + 8 points
Review -


message 18: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 3050 comments Mod
Mystery wrote: "Sarah wrote: "Mystery wrote: "Do graphic novels recieve points?"

I'll have to check that :p"

Did they say yes"


I'm waiting on a reply but I think we'll start including them next month as we'll make a new point system for graphic novels. But I'll let you know for certain when I get a reply :)


message 19: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 3050 comments Mod
Mystery wrote: "Ooh ok "

Ya, we'll be incorporating graphic novels in January :) Unfortunately they won't count for this month though...


message 20: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 3050 comments Mod
Team Points - 49


message 21: by Victoria (last edited Dec 30, 2015 01:55PM) (new)

Victoria Scott My points: 45
Fantasy

The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5) by Sarah J. Maas
Pages: 448
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
(6 points)

Enders (Starters, #2) by Lissa Price
Pages: 288
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
(10 points)

The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, #1) by James Patterson
Pages: 413
(9 points)

Death's Hand (Descent, #1) by S.M. Reine
Pages: 336
(7 points)

Code (Virals, #3) by Kathy Reichs
Pages: 408
Finishing a series
(13 points)


message 22: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 3050 comments Mod
Mystery wrote: "Sarah wrote: "Mystery wrote: "Ooh ok "

Ya, we'll be incorporating graphic novels in January :) Unfortunately they won't count for this month though..."

I know that you told me no about the graphi..."


I'll sort that out :) Thanks for letting me know. Those points won't be counted.


message 23: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Scott Updated my books :) That'll be me done for the year. Well done team!!


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