Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday time! This feature is hosted over at The broke and the bookish and this week the topic is top ten series I've been meaning to start but haven't yet! If I listed off all the series that I have meant to start but haven't yet, it would crazy long! So instead I'm gonna go only with the series I haven't started that are on my bookshelves. This is gonna be embarrassing and hopefully a WAKE UP call for me!

Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)

1.  Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard.
I own the first book and bought it a long time ago, probably when it frist came out! I must of bought it during my awful reading slump! (that's gonna be my excuse anyway). I need to start it this year!

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)

2. The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare.
I know, I know! But in my defense, I blame it on the fact that I couldn't finish City Of Ashes! I just couldn't get through it! But everyone says this series is way better so I still am gonna give it a try!

The Demon King (Seven Realms, #1)

3. The Seven Realms series by Cinda Willi
I've had it forever! I even have the second novel! Another one That I swear I'm gonna start it this year!

Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #1)

4. The Cahill Witch Chronicles by Jessica Spotswood
I also bought this book forever ago and just haven't picked it up! And I love that cover so much! I heard they've changed them and that they aren't as pretty as this one... :(

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)

5.  Across the Universe trilogy by Beth Revis
Another book I bought long, long ago! I don't even remember what the synopsis says! I should be ashamed of myself!

The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)

6.  The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
I cant even come up with an excuse for this one...

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)

7. The Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkin
No more excuses left in me...

And That's all of them I think... Wow. I'm a mess. And I cant even begin to count all the series I've started but haven't finished...

Well now that I've shamed myself, hopefully I'll hold myself accountable! Also I need to work on my impulsive buying habits!  Let me know what series you haven't started yet but have been wanting to!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Flash Back Friday!

Flash Back Friday is a new thing I'm going to be doing on my blog every Friday (or at least I'm gonna try every Friday). Its basically where I post about a book or something that I loved that I haven't really  talked about for a while and feel like reminiscing about. So......

This Friday I flash back to when I read the Raised By Wolves series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes! I have been thinking about this series all week!

Raised by Wolves (Raised by Wolves, #1)   Trial by Fire (Raised by Wolves, #2) Taken by Storm (Raised by Wolves, #3)

I remember the first book not being my favorite but still deciding to stick it out and keep going with the series! And boy am I glad that I did! it was so freaking good! I could not believe how amazing the second book was! It literally blew my mind! and the third book was the same as the second! so so good! I'm serious! If your looking for an awesome werewolf series, this is it!

P.S. I saw on goodreads that there was another book in this series published in 2015 and i had no idea! I need to check it out ASAP!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Review: We Were Liars By E. Lockhart

We Were LiarsWe Were Liars
E. Lockhart
242 pages
Published May 13th 2014 by Delacorte Press

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.

Read it.

And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

There was a lot of hype when this book was released and maybe that was what made me feel disappointed when I finished it. I just expected it to be , I don't know, Better? I guess? I just expected more than what I was given.

Plot: tbh there wasn't much of a plot. The whole book is spent by following Cadence, the main protagonist, through her summer on her rich, white family's island and her trying to remember some accident that happened to her that no one wants to remind her about. Nothing really happens. Not till the end at least. It was incredibly boring.

Characters: No characters really stood out in a positive or negative way. They were all boring and I didn't get attached to any of them. And reading through Cadence's view was honestly a drag.

Setting: Forgettable. No, seriously. I cant remember anything about the island.

At its best: The best part of the book is when they talk about the golden retrievers...

At its worst: So boring! It took me like 3 weeks to finish it because I just didn't wanna read it. The only reason I did finish it was because I had already wasted too much of my time with it to not find out what the big mystery was.

Read again: No...

Final thoughts: I found the ending stupid and cheap. I just didn't care for it. I never understood the meaning behind why Cadence and her cousins called themselves "liars". I just didn't get this book...

Rating: 4/10

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday

Time for Top Ten Tuesday! This feature is hosted over at The broke and the bookish and this week the topic is Top Ten Books From X Genre That You've Added To Your TBR! I choose Fantasy as my genre because its my favorite and the one that grabs my attention the most!

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
1.  Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas
Everyone and they're mom talks about this series! I'm obviously missing out on something! Good or bad, I wanna find out!

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)2. The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Another one that everyone claims to be amazing! And its sounds pretty amazing!

The Demon King (Seven Realms, #1)3. The seven realms series by Cinda Williams Chima
I actually bought the first book a while ago and, of course, didn't read it! I saw a review on the series on youtube a couple weeks ago and I'm intrigued again!

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)4. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
I just finished Shadow and Bone by Bardugo and I freaking loved it! And I have heard that this series is even better than the Grisha series! I cant wait to read it!

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)5. The Raven Boys Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
I LOVE Maggie Stiefvater and her writing! I still don't understand how I haven't read this series yet! I had forget about these books and a friend raved about them last weekend and again, back on the TBR list!

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)6. A Court of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Another Maas book! With the third book of this series having been released last month, I could not escape the hype! I actually went out and bought the first book so that I could finally start the series and it was included my May haul!

And I'm actually gonna finish the list at 6 because if you count all the books in each series that would be way over 10! So I'm actually not leaving the list short even though I am... Anyway... What genre did you pick and what books were added to your TBR?!

Friday, June 2, 2017

May Book Haul

I went a little crazy last month with the book buying. Per Usual. So I might as well share what I bought right? I bought a couple first books in some series and some stand alones. I cant wait to read these! I've heard great things about them!

 Okay, so here is what I purchased in May...

The Beast Is an Animal
The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle Van Arsdale.
This book looks right up my Alley!

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Already finished it! Review up soon!

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)
A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Heard good things so far!

Shadow and Bone (Shadow and Bone, #1)
Shadow And Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Hear great things!

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, #1)
So many readers on booktube have raved about this book that I had to check it out!

The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1)
The Queen Of The Tearling by Erika Johansen
So excited to finally read this one!

Tell Me Lies 
Tell Me Lies By Jennifer Cruise
Started this one and it might go in the DNF pile. See I do this thing now where if a book doesn't completely engross me past the 100 page mark then I just stop reading it. ( I use to force myself to finish books no matter what because I wasn't a "quitter" ) who knows, maybe Ill come back to it one day...

Image result for beauty and the beast by gabrielle
Its like a 3D illustrated book and its beautiful so I had to buy it to display on my bookshelf!

And that's it! hopefully these hold me over for the next couple months because I NEED to save money for vacations in the very near future! But lets be real...

What books did you all buy in May? link your hauls in the comments! I'd love to check them out!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday

Its Top Ten Tuesday again! I didn't participate in the mothers day freebie one because I could not come up with anything for that topic! But I'm back this week and the topic is a summer reads freebie! I'm also not coming up with anything creative for this topic cause my head just keeps going blank. So instead I'm just gonna list off the top books i'd like to read this summer/ that are on my TBR list!

(p.s. some of these books have been sitting on my shelves forever and I'm planning on finally getting to them this summer. Fingers crossed!)

1.  Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) Cinder by Marissa Meyer.

2. The Beast Is an Animal The Beast Is an Animal by