Monday, February 12, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday

Hello! I'm  back after a really big break! I have been so busy this past month and have had no time to update anything but hopefully I'll get it together here soon and start things up again! But anyway, Its Tuesday which means in time for  Top Ten Tuesday! This feature is now hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl instead of Broke and Bookish.

This weeks topic is a romance freebie! I decided to make my list my top otps! I'm not big on romance and don't usually care much for couples in books but every once in a while one will come along that will make me get feels!

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)

1. Kaz and Inej - Six of Crows
I think their love is so pure and I just want them to be happy!

The Midnight Star (The Young Elites, #3)

2. Adelina and Magiano - The Midnight Star
Their ending destroyed my life! Just thinking about them makes me tear up!

The Night Circus

3. Celia and Marco - The Night Circus
I just finished this book recently and I loved them! I still think about them!

The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)

4. Ronan and Adam - The Raven King
They make me so happy!

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)

5. Nina and Matthias - Six of Crows
I loved reading about their history and seeing them feelings resurface!

The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)

6. Gansey and Blue - The Raven Cycle
I rooted for them from the start!

The Silmarillion (Middle-Earth Universe)

7. Beren and Luthien - The Silmarillion
I adored their love story!

Pride and Prejudice

8. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy - Pride and Prejudice
This ones obvious...


9. Yeva and Beast - Hunted
I still think about them after almost a year!

Welp that's all I think of! I probably missed some! So what are some of your favorite couples?

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

2017 Wrap Up Part 2

Hello! So this is the second part to my last post! Last post was about most disappointing and most surprising books of 2017! This post is the best and , of course, the worst books I read in 2017!

The Worst
Lets start with the negative first... because that's how you start things off... and actually I only have

Tell Me Lies

1. Tell me lies - Jennifer Cruise
I actually dnf'd this book because it was just awful. The story started out as a mess and from the reviews that I've seen it only got worse.

Trial by Fire (Worldwalker, #1)

2. Trail by Fire - Josephine Angelini
Just ... not good. At all.

The Hating Game

3. The Hating Game - Sally Thorne
Ugh. I absolutely hated this book. It was the worst! The Main character was a 28 year old women who acted like a teenager and the romance was basically just lust, not love. Oh and for a book called the "hating" game there sure wasn't much hating. And the love interest was an asshole with a sob story and I hated him. I have so many more things I could go on about but I won't. Maybe I'll make a separate hate post about it... It was just awful and I seriously can't understand the hype or the high rating it has on goodreads.

The Best
These were my absolute favorite books in 2017 and the books I actually gave 5 stars to. Also they became new favorites of  mine!

Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)

1. Crooked Kingdom - Leigh Bardugo
I loved Six of Crows but Crooked Kingdom absolutely blew me away. My love for these characters was cemented in this second book.

Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse, #1)

2. Shadow and Bone - Leigh bardugo
I fell in love with the Grishaverse and this book started it all.

Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse, #1)

3. The Language of Thorns - Leigh Bardugo
Yes there is three Leigh Bardugo books on this list and this book finalized her as my absolute favorite author. Its official.

The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)

4. The Dream Thieves and The Raven King - Maggie Stiefvater
I fell in love with The Raven Cycle but these two books were my favorite by far. They had such a beautiful cinematic feel to them and they moved me the most!

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

5. The Strange and beautiful sorrows of Ava Lavender - Leslye Walton
Such a beautiful book. I cant stop recommending it!


6. Hunted - Megan Spooner
My first 5 star read of 2017 and still cant stop thinking about it!

The Midnight Star (The Young Elites, #3)

7. The Midnight Star - Marie Lu
This was the most beautiful ending to a trilogy and I cried my eyes out. I loved, loved, loved it.

So that's it! So what were some of your best and worst books of 2017? Did we have any of the same?

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2017 wrap up!

Hello! Its officially 2018! Isn't it crazy!? I cant believe the its already the new year! But now its time to reflect back on last year! I can honestly say that 2017 was a pretty good year for me! Not just reading wise but just in general! But we're gonna focus on the reading aspect of my life.

So I have come up with 4 lists to kind of cover the feel of last year!
  • Most Disappointing
  • Most Surprising 
  • Worst books
  • Best books
This post is part one and will be covering the most disappointing and the most surprising!

Most Disappointing
These are books that I expected to like so much more that I did or just weren't what I was hoping for! Probably overhyped by booktube or bookstragram! 

You (You, #1)

1. You by Caroline Kepnes 
This book was good but I just really wanted the ending to have been different. It basically predicted it from page one...

Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe, #1)

2. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge 
It wasn't exactly what I was expecting. I didn't really understand the world and overall was just kind of meh.


3. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I really wanted to enjoy this book but the main character just wouldn't allow me to. Cath was such an immature, rude character and I just couldn't understand why so many people like her. And the story didn't wrap up many of the issues in it. And to top it all off, I was uncomfortable with the relationship in the story. 

A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)

4. A Darker Shade Of Magic by V.E. Schwab 
So this book wasn't bad by any means but I did expect to love it. And I didn't. Which sucks because I feel like everyone and their dog is crazy about this series! I just felt underwhelmed the whole time I was reading it. The characters weren't fleshed out enough and the ending felt liked it wrapped up way too conveniently. I expected so much more!!!

Most Surprising
These are books that I didn't really have any expectations towards or that I had low expectations on and they managed to better than I thought they would be!

The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1)

1.  The Young Elites By Marie Lu
I wanted to like this book but felt like I probably wasn't. And I actually really enjoyed it! I felt ok about half the book and then the ending just blew me away! After this first book I knew the whole trilogy was gonna be a new favorite!

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

2. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stievfater
I didn't expect anything from this book and went in not really knowing anything about it. It was a little hard to get into because it is so character driven but before I knew it I was obsessing over these people's lives! I loved this book and I genuinely didn't even consider that I would!

The Fire Lord's Lover (The Elven Lords, #1)

3. The Fire Lord's Lover by Katherine Kennedy
Now this book I went in fully expecting to just have a good laugh and enjoy the cheesy storyline. And while I did do some of that... I actually really liked this book! I ended up giving it 4 stars so that should really tell you something!

Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse, #1)

4. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
I had no expectations going in to this book. I just picked it up and decided "why not!" and boy was my life turned upside down! I am now obsessed with this series and with this world and one character in particular... basically the most surprising book of all! I'm so happy I decided to give this book a go!

So there we go! Most disappointing and surprising! Next post will be Best and Worst books of 2017!!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday

Hello! Its Tuesday and that's means its time for Top Ten Tuesday! The holidays are officially over and the new year is about to begin! This TTT is all bout the books we're looking forward to the most in 2018! This feature is hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish!  

So these are the new releases I'm looking forward to spending my money on in 2018...

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)

1. The Cruel Prince - Holly Black - Jan. 2
I preordered this book... that's how excited I am...

The Hazel Wood

2. The Hazel Wood - Melissa Albert - Jan 30

Shadowsong (Wintersong, #2)

3. ShadowSong - S. Jae Jones - Feb. 6

To Kill a Kingdom

4. To Kill A Kingdom - Alexandra Cristo - Mar. 6
Little Mermaid retelling! Ive never read one before!

Furyborn (The Empirium Trilogy, #1)

5. Fury Born - Claire Legrand - May 22

6. Three Dark Crowns #3 - Kendare Blake - Sept. 4
Yes... It has a date!!!

7. The Gilded Wolves - Roshani Chokshi - no date yet.
Sounds like Six of Crows in Paris... nuff said.

Dance of Thieves (Dance of Thieves #1)

8. Dance of Thieves - Mary E. Pearson - Aug. 7

9. The Half King - Melissa Landers - No date yet!

And that is all I can think of! I'm sure as the year goes on I'll find more I want! So what books are you looking forward to in 2018!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

November Wrap Up 2017

Hello! Welcome to my November Wrap up! Can you believe its December!? Where has the time freaking gone!? Anyway, I have my monthly wrap up ready! I did much better this month than I did last month. I read a total of 5 books, so not too bad!

You (You, #1) First book I finished was You by Caroline Kepnes. This book was interesting... I liked it but I also was expecting more from it. There were many times when I felt it drag on for too long on the same thing and then something good would happen and then back to boring. And I also hated every single character in the book. I had no one to root for! But still like I said, it was interesting... and creepy.
3 Stars

Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist, #1)The Second Book I read was Flame in the Mist by Renee Adheih. I enjoyed this book! It does start off a bit slow at the beginning though. So slow that I seriously considered DNFing it! I'm glad I pushed through it though because after about 100 pages (yeah 100 pages...) it got pretty good! The main character Mariko is very likable and I enjoy the relationships she forms through out the book! The banter between her and her love interest is great, it was funny and natural! I was a bit confused though on what kind of magical system there was. It wasn't really explained. And the ending left me kind of tired (?) and I don't know if I'll be reading the second book. Actually I probably will but its just not on my priority list. All in all, still very much enjoyed it!
3.75 stars

Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)Third and Fourth books were Blue Lily, Lily Blue and The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater! Yup, I finished the series this month! It was such a great and pleasurable read! I just loved it! The characters will forever hold a special place in my heart, especially Adam Parrish! I just love him and relate to him so much! He's just such a real and complex character and I just really appreciate what Maggie did with him through out the series. But really I love all the characters! They're all so good! The whole story is just so wonderful and it just has this perfect eerie feeling about it! It has this almost cinematic feeling to it! Its absolutely wonderful! Maggie really out did herself with this series! Definitely a new favorite!
5 Stars!

Tiger LilyAnd the very last book I finished last month was Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson. This was actually a reread for me as this is a absolute favorite book of mine! I hadn't reread any books in a while and It was so wonderful to revisit a book that I love so much! It was nice to see that my feelings haven't all changed towards this book! If anything I think I love it more now! And yes, I cried like a baby at the end of the book and was unreasonably sad for a couple days afterwards. If you like dark retellings with bittersweet endings, this ones it!
5+ stars!!!

So thats my wrap up! what books did you read in November?

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday

Hello! Tuesday has come again and that means that its time for Top Ten Tuesday! I'm sure you all already know but The Broke And The Bookish  are the lovely ladies who host this feature over at their blog! This weeks topic is bookish settings we'd like to visit! 

1. Henrietta, Virginia. - The Raven Cycle.
I just marathon read the whole Raven cycle so I'm still very much immersed in this whole world!  Henrietta is so well described and atmospheric! I'd love to visit a small town where the paranormal is so strongly felt!
Dark Wood, Peak District National Park, England, UK
2. Cabeswater - The Raven Cycle.
Another setting from The Raven Cycle. This magical forest has grown to have such a special place in my heart and the idea of visiting a place like this too much for my heart. It would probably bring me to my knees! 

3. Os Alta, Ravka - The Grishaverse.
This city sounded so cool while reading it in the first trilogy! definitely had to be on this list.

4. Ravka - The Grishaverse.
Now that I think about, I'd love to visit all of Ravka actually! This is my favorite country in the the Grishaverse! I mean, this is the country The darkling put blood, sweat, and tears into! How could I not visit!

5. The magical forest in Hunted.
This forest was magical and spooky and the same time. I think maybe just a quick day trip would be nice...

Image result for hogwarts
6. Hogwarts - Harry Potter
This is an obvious one. The Good thing about this one is you can kind of fulfill this dream if you go to Universal Studios. Kind of...

7. The Forbidden Forest - Harry Potter.
 Another nice quick day trip.
England. Chatsworth House, better known as “Pemberly”  Not a castle but gorgeous just the same.
8. Pemberley  - Pride and Prejudice.
Actually I'll just marry Mr. Darcy and live here instead... !

And I think that's it! I cant come up with anymore! What bookish settings would you all wish to visit?!