10 Books I Picked Up on a Whim | Top 10 Tuesday [#32]

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Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday weekly fun on my blog! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you want to join in the fun, hop on over to their blog to see what it’s all about!

This week’s topic is Top 10 Books I Picked Up on a Whim!

Most of the time that I frequent at the bookstore is spent looking for new books. And although I love picking up books that get recommended to me, I also tend to buy books just for pretty covers and nothing else. So today I thought I would show you 10 books that I picked up just because the cover appealed to me, not because I knew what it was about.


10. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Passenger

9. The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi

 

The Night We Said Yes

8. Anne and Henry by Dawn Ius

Anne & Henry

7. Lovely Dark and Deep by Amy McNamara

Lovely, Dark, and Deep

 

6. Emancipated by M.G. Reyes

Emancipated

5. Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

Wink Poppy Midnight

 

4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus

3. The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston

The Winter Witch

 

2. The Changeling by Chelsea Pitcher

The Last Changeling

1. These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shankar

These Viscious Masks


Well there you have it! Top 10 Books I Pick Up on a Whim. What books did you just buy just because? Did you end up liking them?

Until next time,

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Disappointing Eye Candy | Top 5 Wednesay [21]

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Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 5 Wednesday! This fun weekly meme was created by Lainey over at GingerReadsLainey. If you want to join in the fun and be apart of the #T5W … you can find all the details at the GoodReads page.

This week’s topic is Top 5 Disappointing Eye Candy.

Disappointing eye candy is a book with a gorgeous captivating cover, but a lack luster story. I know I have fallen prey to judging a book by its cover.

“Ooh! Look at the pretty cover. I must have it!”

-Later On-

“This story was…. meh.”

So let’s take a look at the disappointing eye candies of 2015!


5. The Memory Key by Liana Liu

The Memory Key

Loved the color concept with the title and the computer circuit patterns in the background. The story on the other hand was boring and slow paced. Unique concept though!


4. The Ungoverned by Jaq C. Reed

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This was a great cover! Pretty landscape color choices, the cool DNA symbols on the ground and the main character watching on from the distance. The story on the other hand was long and all over the place. Could use some more drafting and edits.


3. Althea & Oliver by Cristina Moracho

Althea & Oliver

Loved the yellow and the two things that symbolized the main characters. The story was horrible and the main character Althea was disgusting.


2. Hunter by Mercedes Lackey

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Pretty cover! Love dragons and other wordly creatures. But I couldn’t even finish the book. It was written with way too much information and very little story.


1. The Last Changeling by Chelsea Pitcher

The Last Changeling

The colors, the lighting, the pretty backdrop! Everything about this cover is 100% perfect. The story on the other hand was a bit boring and at times mediocre and unoriginal.


I hope you enjoyed my Top 5 Wednesday this week. What books do think are disappointing eye candy? Let me know!

Until next time,

Sig New

Mid Year Book Freak Out | TAG

Mid-Year-Book-FreakoutHey guys!

Guess who’s behind in the trends again? Oh right, that’s me! So I know we’re already passed this point in the year, but I thought who cares! There have been so many great reads so far that I thought I would let you guys know what they were. So sit back and relax because here we go!

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2015

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens AgendaSimon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli has been the best book I’ve read so far. I have never been so eager and excited to read a story like I was before I picked this guy up. I connected with Simon a lot and I couldn’t wait to see what happened to him next. From the beginning to the middle to the end I absolutely enjoyed every page!


2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2015

CressCress by Marissa Meyer has been the best sequel I have read so far this year. The Lunar Chronicles has been a bit on the shaky side for me. It started out pretty rough with the first book, it got better in the second, and then the third (Cress), just blew me away! I had so much fun reading it. It was very exciting and action packed with character developments, back stories, adventures and more!


3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to

An Ember in the AshesAn Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. This book has been hyped up so much that it kind of scares me to even read it. It started out as a stand alone but the success has launched it into a trilogy I believe. So I’m not in a big rush to read it now, but I know I will eventually get it probably this year or the beginning of 2016!


4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year

Frozen TidesFrozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes. The Falling Kingdoms series is hands down my favorite of all time. It has everything I want in a story and more. So of course the fourth book in the series is the one I’m most anticipating for in the second half of the year. I’m dying to get my hands on a copy and fly back into the world of Mytica!


5. Biggest disappointment

Althea & OliverAlthea and Oliver by Christina Moracho has been the biggest disappointment of the year so far. I was looking forward to this book for a very long time. When I finally got to read it, I hated almost every minute of it. The way the story turned was a huge disappointment and I have never been let down so hard by a book in my life.


6. Biggest surprise

Red QueenRed Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I was looking forward to this book for a long time. It began getting so much hype and all the booktubers and book bloggers I like, trust and follow were hating it. Whether they were hating the story itself or the way the author presented herself on social media, I was getting a bad taste in my mouth. But never the less I like to form my own opinions on books and decided to read it months after its release and I quite enjoyed it! Going in with super low expectations and I left the book with the biggest surprise!


7. Favorite new author – debut or new to you

The Last SeekerFleur Camacho, the indie author of the TRISTEN fantasy series has become my new favorite author. I read her debut novel at the beginning of the year and I quite enjoyed it. We have stayed in contact since then and she graciously asks for my opinion on book covers and future plot lines. I’m absolutely grateful for her advice and friendship since then! You guys need to seriously go check out her book!


8. Newest fictional crush

A Court of Thorns and RosesTamlin from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. Who doesn’t fall in love with the Beast? Tamlin is rugged, brave, strong, loving, and sexy. He is a great leader and a great lover. He pays great attention to detail and is always there for Feyre when he’s not being held captive by the evil bitch Amarantha.


9. Newest favorite character

Saga Vol. 1Marko from the Saga graphic novel series! Ever since reading the first volume I have been obsessed with Marko. He is so cute and lovable towards Alana and Hazel, but when there is danger to his family, he is ruthless and will do anything to protect them. Very honorable in my books!


10. Book that made you cry

The Fault in Our StarsSo I reread The Fault in Our Stars by John Green after 3 years and it still had me balling my eyes out. Even though I knew what was coming, the water works just wouldn’t stop. I hate crying, so I love hate the books that make me do it! I’m not a pretty cryer.


11. Book that made you happy

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneHarry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K Rowling. Yes I know I late on this. And yes because of the movies I already knew what was going to happen, but it never the less put a smile on my face while reading it. My only regret is not having read the books sooner! I still have a lot to catch up on in the Harry Potter world!


12. Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year

I would say Paper Towns by John Green, but I still have yet to see the movie. So I’ll just have to leave this one blank for now.


13. Favorite review you’ve written this year

Red RisingRed Rising by Pierce Brown has been my favorite review so far this year! I had a lot of fun reading the book and an even more enjoyable time writing the review for it! If you haven’t checked it out you can do so HERE to find out my I liked it so much!


14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)

The Last ChangelingBy beautiful I’m hoping it means the cover? Because if so I would say The Last Changeling by Chelsea Pitcher! Just look at that glorious cover. The colors, the art and the light reflections are just beautiful!


15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

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More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson. All three of these books are burning holes in my TBR and need to be read ASAP!


Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you’re freaking out about any of these books as well! I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for me and my blog!

Until next time,

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