December Wrap Up!

How is it 2017 tomorrow? How!? I don’t understand how we are here already! Although I am glad because 2016 was such an awful year and I just want to forget about it. December was a slightly better month and it has made the year end nicely so hopefully January will be an awesome start to the new year!

I managed to read three books this month and I am pretty happy with that! I, unfortunately, didn’t manage to reach my goal of fifty books but I did read forty and you know what? I am happy with that! Forty books is pretty good for me and I think I will just set another target of fifty books in 2017 and see how I do. Here are the books I read this month:

tales-from-the-shadowhunter-academy1) Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson and Robin Wasserman

I really liked this book but the ending was pretty disappointing and I don’t understand why Cassie chose that ending… Apart from that, it was really enjoyable and better than The Bane Chronicles. The chapters were more engaging and although some of them dragged, I enjoyed the majority of them.

 

 

 

 

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December Book Haul!

Hey guys! This post will be split into two sections: Books I got for Christmas and books I bought myself! I have done really well with my book buying ban and I have only purchased a few books and they were on sale for only £1 and £3 because some of them were damaged so I’m pretty happy with the prices of them! The damages aren’t even that bad either! I bought a couple on Kindle too and I tend to read Kindle books faster than paperbacks so I’m hoping to get to them soon!

Books I got for Christmas:

the-chemist1) The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer

My mum bought this book for me when it came out and it feels like I have been waiting months for it when in reality it actually hasn’t been that long. I’m just so happy that Stephenie finally wrote another book and even though I really wanted Midnight Sun, I am super happy with this! It’s a completely new genre for her and I’m so happy for her and cannot wait to properly sit down and read it! I have missed her books so much I kept looking at my collection wondering when she would release another and then bam! this beauty pops up! It sounds amazing and that cover! Love it!

 

 

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Favourite Books of 2016!

Hey guys! I really wanted to share with you my favourite books I’ve read this year and see if any of you guys share these favourites with me! I hope you enjoy this post and here’s to reading and discovering many more books in 2017!

A World Without You1) A World Without You by Beth Revis

First book I have read about mental illness and I loved the concept of it! Right from the start I really loved this book and I completely fell in love with Bo’s character. It was such a heartbreaking story and it is definitely my favourite book I’ve read this year. I feel like this is a book I could read over and over and never get tired of it. It was a really beautiful and captivating story.

 

 

 

 

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WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. It’s a really quick, easy and fun post to do!

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To take part, all you have to do is answer the following questions:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

the-chemistCurrently reading:

The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer! I finished Ragdoll by Daniel Cole a few days before Christmas (review coming soon) and I really didn’t want to read any other books my mind was completely set on The Chemist. I have been carrying it around everywhere with me and I am really enjoying it so far. I am so happy Stephenie has brought out a new book and good for her for trying new things! I will wholeheartedly support any book she writes and I am so excited to get properly into this because at the minute I’m not very far in. I can’t wait to write a review on it, too!

Synopsis:

She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning.

Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They’ve killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

When her former handler offers her a way out, she realises it’s her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires makes her situation even more dangerous.

Resolving to meet the threat head-on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of.

In this tautly plotted novel, Stephenie Meyer creates a fierce and fascinating new heroine with a very specialised skill set. And she shows once again why she’s one of the world’s bestselling authors.

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Favourite Book to Movie Adaptations

Hey guys! I thought this would be a really fun post to write and a chance to explore some of my favourite book to movie adaptations! I’d love to know if you guys agree or disagree with any of my choices!

1) The Maze Runner by James Dashner

I absolutely loved The Maze Runner series by James Dashner and it just keeps getting better and better with the latest release The Fever Code. I was super excited for the film but I was hesitant about the actors, especially Dylan, because I struggled to imagine him as Thomas. I am glad I gave the film I chance because I was so wrong about Dylan! He made a perfect Thomas, his acting was amazing! I know the film didn’t follow the book entirely but I thought it was a really interesting plot and it just got better with The Scorch Trials! I am so incredibly excited to see how it will all end in The Death Cure and how much of the book they follow if you know what I mean… no spoilers from me.

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Books I wish I read in 2016

This seemed like a really good post to do and an appropriate one for me since my TBR pile is like sky high! I have unsuccessfully been trying to get this pile significantly down in size and here are some books that I really wish I had prioritised and read them before anything else!

the-fever-code1) The Fever Code by James Dashner

James Dashner is one of my favourite authors! I auto-buy his books just because I love his writing so much! I was so freaking excited for this book coming out and when I finally got an email saying I could collect it I practically ran to the shop for it! I was so eager to devour this book because I love The Maze Runner series so damn much. But I got like fifty pages into this and put it down. I’m not sure if it’s because I was falling into a dreaded reading slump or if it’s because I’m still so traumatised after reading The Death Code it’s stopping me from reading this and seeing all those characters again. But I hate myself for not reading it because I have so many unanswered questions and this book holds all the answers! Why have I not read it yet? Stupid, idiot me. I really regret not reading this and I am ashamed of myself.

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WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. It’s a really quick, easy and fun post to do!

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To take part, all you have to do is answer the following questions:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

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Currently reading:

I am currently reading Ragdoll by Daniel Cole! I was delighted to find out I was approved to read this on NetGalley! I’ve had my eye on this book for so long but I was hesitant to request it because I really didn’t think I’d be approved since my blog is quite small! I was so excited when I received the email and I started reading it straight away, eager to devour this intriguing book! The synopsis sounded absolutely amazing I was like I have to read this. Immediately. And so far I am really enjoying it!

Synopsis:

A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together like a puppet, nicknamed by the press as the ‘ragdoll’.

Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter.

The ‘Ragdoll Killer’ taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them.

With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move?

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