10 Books I Enjoyed Out of my Comfort Zone | Top 10 Tuesday [#28]

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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 Enjoyed Out of my Comfort Zone.

I am a huge fantasy/sci-fi reader so the most out of my comfort zone would have to be contemporary young adult. Last year, I decided to try my hand more in that genre and now I can say I have a good amount of books that I enjoyed!


10. Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate

Seven Ways We Lie


 

9. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars


8. The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

The Last Time We Say Goodbye


7. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

More Happy Than Not

 


6. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

The Serpent King


5. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On


4. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

My Heart and Other Black Holes


3. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All the Bright Places


2. The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley


1. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda


Well there you have it! Top 10 Books I Enjoyed Out of my Comfort Zone. Do you agree with my choices? What books are out of your comfort zone?

Until next time,

Sig New

 

 

 

Burn, Rewrite, Reread Tag | Books at Dawn

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Hey guys!

I was tagged by Rae over at Bookmark Chronicles to do the Burn, Rewrite, Reread Tag. This looked like such a fun tag to do which may put me in some hot waters if a lot of my favorite books show up! So thank you Rae for all this wonderful torture I’m sure I am about to go through!

Rules:
  • Randomly choose 3 books. (Use the ‘random’ option on your Goodreads read shelf. Thanks for that tip, it makes this so much easier)
  • For each group, decide which book to burn, which one to rewrite, and which to reread. (A lot like Kiss, Marry, Kill.)
  • Repeat until you completed three rounds (or five) 🙂

Okay, let’s do this!


ROUND 1

BURN: The Iron Trial by Holly Black/Cassandra Clare. I just did not like this book. In my opinion it is a horrible middle grade.

REWRITE: The Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman. Don’t get me wrong, I liked this book a lot. But I think I would rewrite the first quarter of it and lay off the heavy romance nonsense that was there.

REREAD: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. This book was great! Everything I could have wanted in a book with Superheroes and Super Villains.


ROUND 2

BURN: Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger. No shock there. This book was boring as hell!

REWRITE: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I would rewrite the last quarter of this book. This three quarters are fantastic! But that last part when they’re in the cave and she is paraded around as a slave just made me so uncomfortable….

REREAD: Soulless by Gail Carriger. This was my first ever steampunk paranormal fantasy I’ve read and I loved it. It is well written and smart, and I loved all the characters too!


ROUND 3

BURN: Wayward Vol. 1 by Jim Zub. Sorry Wayward… I loved your story and your art, but up against these two, you’re going to lose.

REWRITE: Saga Vol. 1 by Brian k. Vaughan. I don’t know what part of this graphic novel I would attempt to rewrite because it was so freaking good, but I’m sure there is something I can add to it!

REREAD: The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson. This novel was brilliant and heart breaking. I would read it a thousand times over!


ROUND 4

I should have stopped at Round 3… this one is going to break my soul!

BURN: Saga Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan. I’m so sorry Saga… you got the shit end of the stick this round! Nothing personal… keep on being your amazing self!

REWRITE: Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes. This is breaking my soul right now. This is one of my favorites from the Falling Kingdoms series and it’s absolute perfection. SO the only thing I will rewrite is the ending where a certain character I loved gets back stabbed… you know who Morgan!

REREAD: Golden Son by Pierce Brown. I literally just finished this book a couple days ago and man I was blown away! That ending needed to be read over and over again. Hot damn!


ROUND 5

BURN: Paper Towns by John Green. I hold no allegiances to Mr. Green, and although this is a good book, I might just have to burn it this round. Oops!

REWRITE: Rat Queens Vol. 2 by Kurtis J. Wiebe. This graphic novel had a lot of chapters on character back story, and I loved it. But I might rewrite and throw some more action sequences into the mix!

REREAD: The Secret Heeder by Fleur Camacho. One of my favorite sequels from an indie author I’ve read so far! I loved the time traveling adventure they went on this time around and would love to read it again sometime!


Man that was a tough tag to do, but oh so much fun! I hope you enjoyed my answers and not get offended by any of them. Let me know if you would have done anything differently, I’d love to know!

I TAG YOU

Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts

Jenna @ Reading with Jenna

Aentee @ Read at Midnight

Laashan & Trang @ Bookidote

Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse

Joan @ Fiddler Blue

Ashley @ Socially Awkward Bookworm

Lois @ My Midnight Musing

Amy @ Book Enthral

Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks

JM @ Book Freak Revelations

Until next time,

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ANTI Valentine’s: Books That Will Break Your Heart and Make You Cry

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Hey guys!

So don’t take this the wrong way. I’m not a Valentine’s Day Scrooge… I just know there are some people that don’t like the holiday or have no one to spend it with. SO if you are any one of those people then this post is just for you!

It’s time to break those hearts and leave you in a crying mess. Here are the perfect books I would recommend!

TO AVOID SPOILERS I WILL BE VERY VAGUE!

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All the Bright Places

WHAT BREAKS YOUR HEART: Finch.

WHAT MAKES YOU CRY: The end.


The 5 Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley

WHAT BREAKS YOUR HEART: The Burns.

WHAT MAKES YOU CRY: Everyone


The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

The Serpent King

WHAT BREAKS YOUR HEART: The home life.

WHAT MAKES YOU CRY: The firewood.


The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

The Last Time We Say Goodbye

WHAT BREAKS YOUR HEART: Never saying goodbye.

WHAT MAKES YOU CRY: The chance.


My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

My Heart and Other Black Holes

WHAT BREAKS YOUR HEART: Giving up.

WHAT MAKES YOU CRY: The attempt.


The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars

WHAT BREAKS YOUR HEART: The cancer.

WHAT MAKES YOU CRY: The end.


More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

More Happy Than Not

WHAT BREAKS YOUR HEART: Unrequited love.

WHAT MAKES YOU CRY: The flashbacks.


Grab your tissues and a box of sweets because you are going to need them when you read these books! Let me know what are some of your favorite heart breaking books in the comments!

Until next time,

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I’ve Been Spoiled | Top 5 Wednesday [23]

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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 Books I Was Spoiled For.

It’s hard being in the book blogging community/twitterverse and not get spoiled once in a while. Especially since spoilers can sometimes unintentionally just slip out. The books I am about to list are a few years old, so therefore I don’t feel super bad about it.

SPOILER ALERT… DON’T READ ON IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BE SPOILED


5. The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars

Even though I knew this certain character was going to die because spoiler alert THEY HAVE CANCER. I still got hit in the heart with all the feels. (I even almost cried)


4. The Mortal Instruments

Yeah I know who the bad guy is and it doesn’t bother me one bit. Am I shocked? Not really. Is it going to make me read these books faster? No…


3. Champion

Champion

Yeah I was told he loses him memory in the end and all that romance that they built together becomes a forgotten past. But it was still a nice ending regardless.


2. Harry Potter

I technically spoiled this one on my own by watching the movies before actually reading any of the books. So I know what the major plot points are… but it’s still nice to see all the details that were forgotten now that I am reading them for the first time!


1. Allegiant

Allegiant

This is probably the major one that was spoiled. And everyone I know hates the ending. I thought it was pretty cool that the author decided to kill a main character… but to switch POV’s in the end was a mess!


I hope you enjoyed my Top 5 Wednesday this week. So if you read any of these and are now spoiled, I am NOT sorry. I warned you guys! Let know what books were spoiled for you in the comments!

Until next time,

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Lovely Quotes: Valentine’s Freebie | Top 10 Tuesday [26]

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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 Lovely Quotes for Valentines.

It’s the month of love, February. And not that I have much experience with the subject matter, as I have never been in love with someone before… but I do know that these quotes that I have chosen are swoon worthy and probably the cheesiest liners you will ever read! Hope you enjoy!


10. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

My Heart and Other Black Holes“You’re like a grey sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be.”

 

 

 

 

 


9. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All the Bright Places“You make me lovely, and it’s so lovely to be lovely to the one I love.…”

 

 

 

 

 


8. Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything“In my head I know I’ve been in love before, but it doesn’t feel like it. Being in love with you is better than the first time. It feels like the first time and the last time and the only time all at once.”

 

 

 

 


 

7. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

More Happy Than Not“From the shapes cast by the green paper lantern, you would never know that there were two boys sitting closely to one another trying to find themselves. You would only see shadows hugging, indiscriminate.”

 

 

 

 


 

6. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Twilight“Even more, I had never meant to love him. One thing I truly knew – knew it in the pit of my stomach, in the center of my bones, knew it from the crown of my head to the soles of my feet, knew it deep in my empty chest – was how love gave someone the power to break you”

 

 

 

 


 

5. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On“I let myself slip away… Just to stay sane. Just to get through it. And when I felt myself slipping too far, I held on to the one thing I’m always sure of – Blue eyes. Bronze curls. The fact that Simon Snow is the most powerful magician alive. That nothing can hurt him, not even me. That Simon Snow is alive. And I’m hopelessly in love with him.”

 

 

 


 

4. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda“The way I feel about him is like a heartbeat — soft and persistent, underlying everything.”

 

 

 

 

 


 

3. The 5 Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley “Being punished doesn’t mean you should miss out on being loved.”

 

 

 

 

 


 

2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”

 

 

 

 

 


 

1. Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Red Rising“We grew together, and now are grown. In her eyes, I see my heart. In her breath, I hear my soul. She is my land. She is my kin. My love.”

 

 

 

 

 


Well there you have it! Top 10 Lovely Quotes for Valentines. Now I’m itching to read more cute romance! Or experience one of my own maybe?

Until next time,

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10 Quotes from Books I Loved This Year | Top 10 Tuesday [16]

Top 10 TuesdayHey 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 Quotes from Books I Loved This Year.

I’ve read more books this year alone then I ever have before, so it was a difficult choice to narrow it down to just 10 quotes from 10 books that I loved this year. I think I picked some really good ones and I hope you guys can relate to some of them!


10. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All the Bright Places

“The thing I realize is, that it’s not what you take, it’s what you leave.”


9. Champion by Marie Lu

Champion

“It hurts every day, the absence of someone who was once there.”


8. Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars

“You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.”


7. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Steel Heart

“Where there are villains, there will be heroes. Just wait. They will come.”

6. Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

HP Philosopher's Stone

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”


5. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything

“It’s a hard concept to hold on to–the idea that there was a time before us. A time before time.

In the beginning there was nothing. And then there was everything.”


4. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone

“And there’s nothing wrong with being a lizard either. Unless you were born to be a hawk.”


3. Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Red Rising

“We grew together, and now are grown. In her eyes, I see my heart. In her breath, I hear my soul. She is my land. She is my kin. My love.”


2. The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley

“Love’s more than holding hands and going to dances. It’s two people who struggle to live, even when they should maybe both be dead. When one of them would be better off dead.”


1. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

“White shouldn’t be the default any more than straight should be the default. There shouldn’t even be a default.”


Well there you have it! The Top 10 Quotes from Books I Loved This Year. I really wished I could have chosen more books and quotes. There are so many great ones to choose from!

Until next time,

Sig New

 

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Disney-Book-TagHey guys!

I was tagged by Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts to do the Disney Book Tag! If you haven’t checked him out, I recommend you do so now, he’s awesome. Every since I’ve been a little kid I’ve grown up with Disney movies and characters. I’ve already done the Disney Villains Book Tag, so I thought to continue and visit some of my favorite Princesses and Heroes!

So let’s begin~


Disney Ariel (samycat)The Little Mermaid — A character who is out of their element; a “fish out of water”

The Last SeekerTristen from The Last Seeker by Fleur Camacho. With very little guidance in becoming a Seeker, Tristen must figure things out  on his own. It doesn’t help when you have to deal with being a teenager with feelings.


Disney Cinderella (muse33)Cinderella — A character who goes through a major transformation

Red RisingDarrow from Red Rising by Pierce Brown. Poor Darrow had to be rebuilt from scratch. His appearance, his muslces and body, his personality and traits. He went from the lowest rung on the totem pole to the highest, almost losing himself in the process!


Disney Snow White (HollyBell)Snow White — A book with an eclectic cast of characters

Steel HeartSteelheart by Brandon Sanderson has a very eclectic cast of characters, both human and Epic. I loved reading about all the different powers and weaknesses. I wish I had Epic powers but still be one of the good guys though!


Disney Sleeping Beauty (VPDessin)Sleeping Beauty — A book that put you to sleep

HunterHunter by Mercedes Lackey. If you follow my blog then you know I recently attempted to read this book but in the end couldn’t finish it. In my review I state all the info dumping this book throws at you in a short amount of time. Hence why this book put me to sleep!


Disney The Lion King (Enzoda)The Lion King — A character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneHarry from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K Rowling. Everyone knows the dark Lord Voldemort went after Harry’s parents when he was just a baby, killing them. He had to grow up in a cupboard with his horrible aunt and uncle until he received his letter to attend Hogwarts.


Disney Beauty and the BEast (Vpdessin)Beauty and the Beast — A beast of a book that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful

Heir of FireHeir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas. This book was a massive brick. Very intimidating to read but very enjoyable. My favorite of the series so far and the best one in my opinion. Rowan was to die for, and Celaena was actually likable for once.


Disney Aladdin (Mareishon)Aladdin — A character who gets their wish granted, for better or worse

The Fault in Our StarsHazel from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. As her last dying wish, she gets to travel to Amsterdam with Augustus to visit her favorite author who turns out to be a big ass. Although her wish had good intentions, it turned out worst for poor Hazel. But at least she had a romantic experience with Augustus to make up for it!


Disney Mulan (PriscillaTR)Mulan — A character who pretends to be someone or something they’re not

Red QueenMare from Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. She is taken from her poor village of Reds to become a Silver Princess because of her powers. She finds it hard to be someone she is not, but she knows it’s for the safety of her family and her honor. (Get it?)


Disney Toy Story (Sketch-MOneky)Toy Story — A book with characters you wish could come to life

Falling KingdomsFalling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes. I really want these characters to be real! Or at least live in there world. Such an invigorating story with thick rooted magic and mythology!!


Disney Descendents (Rewrite98)Disney’s Descendants — Your favourite villain or morally ambiguous character

CinderQueen Levana from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I don’t know what it is about her, maybe it’s her vanity, or her ruthless behavior, but she is absolutely captivating.


I TAG YOU

Kelly @ Dancing Through the Pages

Liam @ Liam’s Library

Ayesha and Monisah @ Twins Turn Pages

Ashley @ What’s She Reading?

Ashley @ Socially Awkward Bookworm

If you’ve already done this tag or if tags just aren’t for you please ignore~

Until next time,

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Authors I’ve Read the Most Books From | Top 10 Tuesday [5]

TOP10TUESDAYHey 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 Authors I’ve Read the Most Books From. I’ve only taken the reading game seriously for a couple years now, so this was a little difficult for me to do. I feel like the majority of authors on this list are only on here because I haven’t read that many books from the same writers. But oh well, it still sounds like a fun topic to do!

Check out who made my list:


10. John Green (2)

The Fault in Our Stars Paper TownsI’ve read 2 of John Green’s books. They just so happen to be his two most popular works of fiction!

Paper Towns & The Fault in Our Stars


9. Marissa Meyer (2)

Cinder ScarletI’ve only read the first two books in the Lunar Chronicles, but I am currently working on the third as we speak!

Cinder & Scarlet


8. J.K. Rowling (2)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Chamber of SecretsYes I know… I’m late on the Hogwarts Express to reading this magical series from almost twenty years ago. But you must know that I have seen all the movies! Don’t hate me, I’m getting there.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone &

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


7. Suzanne Collins (3)

The Hunger Games Catching Fire Mockingjay

Yay for trilogies! I wonder if she will be writing any more books? I’m guessing it’s hard to come back after such a huge success that these books spawned. Oh well.

The Hunger Games & Catching Fire & Mockingjay


6. A.G. Howard (3)

Splintered Unhinged Ensnared

Here’s another trilogy coming your way! A.G. Howard knocked it out of the park with this series! I am super excited for the collection of novellas coming in book form in 2016. My little collection will be complete.

Splintered & Unhinged & Ensnared


5. Marie Lu (4)

Legend Prodigy Champion The Young Elites

Yes that’s right. An author who is continuing to write after their first trilogy! I’m pretty sure I’ll buy anything this lady puts out there.

Legend & Prodigy & Champion

The Young Elites


4. Stephanie Meyer (4)

Twilight New Moon Eclipse Breaking Dawn

Yeah I read this series in high school, and yeah I liked it too! I’m not ashamed at all. Although looking back I probably would not read them again. Moving on…

Twilight & New Moon & Eclipse & Breaking Dawn


3. Sarah J. Maas (4)

Throne of Glass Crown of Midnight Heir of Fire A Court of Thorns and Roses

Love this series and love this author! I can’t get over how good these fantasy novels are. Although it started out a bit rough, I can now say it’s one of my favorites of all time.

Throne of Glass & Crown of Midnight & Heir of Fire

A Court of Thorns and Roses


2. Morgan Rhodes (4)

Falling Kingdoms Rebel Spring Gathering Darkness A Book of Spirits and Thieves

The Queen has arrived! My all time favorite fantasy author Morgan Rhodes has put forth a masterpiece of stories. I am dying here waiting for her newest book to come out.

Falling Kingdoms & Rebel Spring & Gathering Darkness

A Book of Spirits and Thieves


1. Sara Sheperd (14)

Pretty Little Liars Flawless Perfect Unbelievable Wicked Killer Heartless Wanted Twisted Ruthless Stunning Burned Ali's Pretty Little Lies Pretty Little Secrets

Would you look at that. I haven’t even finished this series yet becuase it just won’t freaking end. If I knew what a commitment this was going to be when the first book came out, I probably would not have started it. It’s been a couple years since I read the last book and there has been 4 more published since then. Shoot me now. And let the judgement begin…

Pretty Little Liars & Flawless & Perfect & Unbelievable

Wicked & Killer & Heartless & Wanted

Twisted & Ruthless & Stunning & Burned

Ali’s Pretty Little Lies & Pretty Little Secrets


Well there you have it. The Top 10 Authors I’ve Read the Most Books From. Let me know what you guys think of my list and share with me which authors you’ve read the most of!

Until next time,

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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?

More Happy Than Not Fangirl The Heart of Betrayal

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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Characters Who Are Booknerds | Top 10 Tuesday [4]

Top10Tuesday

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 Characters Who Are Booknerds. I wasn’t always a big booknerd like I am now. I only really got into reading books avidly last year. Before then I would just read a book whenever I went on vacation, or only on the weekends, only amounting to a few books a year. But since being introduced to the Book Blogging/Booktuber community, you can never find me without a book. If I don’t have a physical book with me, I have my tablet with my e-books on it. I always thought being a booknerd was lame, but now I can’t get enough books.

So without further ado, here is my list:

10. Park from Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor and ParkIf you’ve read Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell, then you know how big of a comic book/graphic novel nerd Park is. There are all types of different booknerds, and as a avid comic book reader myself, I do believe it belongs in this topic!


9. Julian from Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red QueenEven though Julian is a side character, he plays a big part in Mare’s time becoming a silver. He is the only one that truly appreciates books and book learning in the story. While everyone is all about their powers and strengths, he relies on information and education!


8. Hazel from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

11870085For obvious reasons I have included Hazel in this list because if you’ve read The Fault in Our Stars then you know her favorite book plays a huge part in the storyline. Without it, we miss out on so many good scenes from the story.


7. Spencer or Aria from Pretty Little Liars by Sara Sheperd

Pretty Little LiarsIt’s been a really long time since the last time I read this book, but I’m pretty sure Spencer was the academic book nerd, or was it Aria? Maybe Spencer was the academic know it all and Aria was the actually booknerd who just truly loves reading? Correct me if I’m wrong!


6. Alexia from Soulless by Gail Carriger

SoullessIt’s stated many times in the book that Alexia finds the most comfort when she is in the library. She also happens to be a very well read Lady in her era where many of the women are solely focused on getting married and fashion trends.


5. Hermoine from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneDo I even have to explain this one? Anyone who is anyone on this planet knows how much of a bookworm Hermoine is. Whether you’ve read the series or watched the movies you know this. Always getting good grades, lecturing Harry and Ron about school habits, and always the first to suggest doing research in the library’s restricted section!


4. Prince Dorian from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Crown of MidnightThis one and the next one go hand in hand together. Prince Dorian has numerous books in his possession, even lending Celaena some from his personal collection. It’s one of the biggest common interest that both of them have together.


3. Celaena from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of GlassLike I said above Celaena also makes the list. Her love for books is widely expressed in the story as well as her love for smutty romance novels. She is a night reader like myself. Always reading well into the night right before passing out!


2. Andrew from The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson

The Five Stages of Andrew BrawleyNot only is he creating his own graphic novel in the confines of his little storage closet he calls a home, but he is also caught reading some classic literature to Rusty on his hospital bed. It was a very touching element to have them bond over after such a tragedy.


1. Becca from A Book of Spirits and Thieves

A Book of Spirits and ThievesProbably the biggest book nerd on the list! Her mom owns a cool book shop in downtown Toronto, where she spends most of her time with her face in a book or working. She even gets sucked into a book that brings her to an alternated world! Now if only that could happen to me. For real. This needs to happen now.


Well there you have it. The Top 10 Characters Who Are Booknerds. Let me know what you guys think of my list and share with me which books you’ve read that have booknerd characters in them!!

Until next time,

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