July Wrap Up!

I’m quite happy with the books I read this month, I really enjoyed them and I already have an idea of what I want to read in August. For once I’m planning what to read! I normally just pick up whatever I feel like because I never stick to TBR lists. Anyway, here is what I read this month:

A Thousand Pieces of You1) A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

I really liked this book and thought it had a unique story. I thought that it was well thought out and it definitely had a lot of detail and it was presented really well. It switches between the past and the present throughout which I really liked because it doesn’t dump the story on you all at once but instead takes the time to explain everything to you. Unfortunately, one thing I didn’t like was the characters. I didn’t like Marguerite as much as I hoped and I definitely did not like the romance in this. I didn’t connect with Marguerite and Paul at all and I just couldn’t see how they were together. I really loved Theo and by the end of the book, he was my favourite character. You can read my full review here.

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REVIEW: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #2)

hollow cityTitle: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs 
Pages: 396
Published by: Quirk Books
Publication date: 14th January 2014
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

September 3, 1940. Ten peculiar children flee an army of deadly monsters. And only one person can help them – but she’s trapped in the body of a bird. The extraordinary journey that began in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound friends journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. There, they hope to find a cure for their beloved headmistress, Miss Peregrine.  But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner. And before Jacob can deliver the peculiar children to safety, he must make an important decision about his love for Emma Bloom. Like its predecessor, this second novel in the Peculiar Children series blends thrilling fantasy with vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience.

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REVIEW: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1)

PeculiarTitle: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs 
Pages: 352
Published by: Quirk Books
Publication date: 7th June 2011
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of peculiar photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its decaying bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that Miss Peregrine’s children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow – impossible though it seems – they may still be alive.

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July Book Haul!

I may have gotten a little carried away this month with my book buying! I didn’t mean to buy this many when my TBR pile is already so big but they’re so pretty and look so interesting! Take a look!

1) Unravel Me by Tahereh MafiUnravel Me

This cover is so pretty I love it so much. Still haven’t got around to reading Shatter Me yet but I’m sure I will love it!

Juliette has escaped from The Reestablishment. Now she’s free from their plan to use her as a weapon and free to love Adam. But there is one thing she will never be free from – her lethal touch. Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible. Haunted by her past and terrified of her future, Juliette knows that she will have to make some life-changing choices. Choices that may involve choosing between her heart – and Adam’s life.

Buy the book: Amazon UK – Book Depository

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REVIEW: Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray (Firebird Trilogy #2)

Ten Thousand Skies Above YouTitle: Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray
Pages: 426
Published by: HarperTeen
Publication date: 3rd November 2015
Genre: Science Fiction
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Book Depository

Synopsis:

Marguerite Caine has done the impossible, traveling to alternate dimensions with the Firebird – the brilliant invention of her parents, her boyfriend, Paul, and their friend Theo. But she has also caught the attention of enemies willing to kidnap, blackmail, and even kill to use the Firebird for themselves.

When Paul’s soul is splintered into four pieces – pieces that are trapped within Pauls in other dimensions – Marguerite will do anything, and travel anywhere, to save him. With the help of the brilliant Theo, Marguerite forges a plan to save Paul and the Firebird. But succeeding means outsmarting a genius and risking not only their lives, but also the lives of their counterparts in every other dimension.

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REVIEW: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray (Firebird Trilogy #1)

A Thousand Pieces of YouTitle: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Pages: 357
Published by: HarperTeen
Publication date: 7th October 2014
Genre: Science Fiction
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK Book Depository

Synopsis:

A thousand lives. A thousand possibilities. One fate.

Marguerite Caine grew up surrounded by cutting-edge scientific theories, thanks to her brilliant physicist parents. Yet nothing is more astounding than her mother’s latest invention, a device called Firebird that allows people to leap into alternate dimensions.

When Marguerite’s father is murdered, all the evidence points to one person – Paul, her parents’ enigmatic star student. Before the law can touch him, Paul slips into another dimension, having committed what seems like the perfect crime. But he didn’t count on Marguerite.

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Top 5 Books of 2016 (So far!)

Since we are halfway through the year, I thought I would share with you some of my favourite books I have read so far. I have currently read twenty one books in 2016 and I want to try and read a ton more. Here are my top five favourite ones (in no particular order!):

LM_cover1) Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (The Dark Artifices 1#)

Cassandra Clare has absolutely smashed it again! I loved her previous Shadowhunter books known as The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. I was ecstatic when this book came out and couldn’t wait to start reading it. I have always been envious of her writing, she just has a way of luring the reader in and not letting you go until you’ve read the very last page. The plot was so beautiful and so intricately woven it’s insane. How does she do that? I love her books so much and I’m dying to get the next book in this series. The characters were perfect as well I fell in love with them all and I can’t wait to read about them all again.

 

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