January Book Haul!

Hey everyone! So sorry for not posting much recently but I have been so busy with work and haven’t had a lot of time for reading, sadly! But I have a week off now so I’m planning on knuckling down and reading as much as I can! I’m so excited to get back to blogging it feels like it has been forever! I’m excited to share with you all the books I bought this month!

the-young-elites1) The Young Elites boxset by Marie Lu

Technically I bought this boxset the last day of December but I’d already done a book haul for that month so I just decided to include it in my January haul! I have heard so many great things about Marie Lu and this boxset only cost £6! I couldn’t resist buying it and I’m super excited to find out what these books are about because I have no idea! I absolutely love the covers too they really caught my eye!

 

 

 

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REVIEW: Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch (Snow Like Ashes #3)

Frost Like NightTitle: Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch
Pages: 496
Published by: Balzer + Bray
Publication date: 20th September 2016
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Hardback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

Angra is alive, his Decay is spreading—and no one is safe.

Meira will do anything to save her world. With Angra trying to break through her mental defenses, she desperately needs to learn to control her own magic—so when the leader of a mysterious Order from Paisly offers to teach her, Meira jumps at the chance.  But the true solution to stopping the Decay lies in a labyrinth deep beneath the Season Kingdoms.  To defeat Angra, Meira will have to enter the labyrinth, destroy the very magic she’s learning to control– and make the biggest sacrifice of all.

Mather will do anything to save his queen. He needs to rally the Children of the Thaw, find Meira—and finally tell her how he really feels.  But with a plan of attack that leaves no kingdom unscathed and a major betrayal within their ranks, winning the war—and protecting Meira—slips farther and farther out of reach.

Ceridwen will do anything to save her people. Angra had her brother killed, stole her kingdom, and made her a prisoner.  But when she’s freed by an unexpected ally who reveals a shocking truth behind Summer’s slave trade, Ceridwen must take action to save her true love and her kingdom, even if it costs her what little she has left.

As Angra unleashes the Decay on the world, Meira, Mather, and Ceridwen must bring the kingdoms of Primoria together…or lose everything.

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The Book Sacrifice Tag!

Hello everyone! Here is another tag that I have been wanting to do for months! Again, no one tagged me to do it, I just thought it would be really fun and interesting tag! Personally, I love watching people rant about books and seeing them pick apart everything they hate about it. It’s just so funny and it really made me want to do this tag!

So for this tag there are four scenarios and you just have to choose a book that you are willing to sacrifice in each scenario! Please don’t be offended by my choices these are just books that I personally did not enjoy and if you enjoyed them, great! I wish I could have!

Original video: Ariel Bissett

An Over-Hyped book: Let’s start this off with a Zombie Apocalypse! Let’s say you’re in a book store, just browsing, when BAM! ZOMBIE ATTACK. An announcement comes over the PA System saying that the military has discovered that the zombies’ only weakness is over-hyped books. What book that everyone else says is amazing but you really hated do you start chucking at the zombies knowing that it will count as an over-hyped book and successfully wipe them out?!

Rebel of the Sands

I would gladly chuck dozens and dozens of copies of Rebel of the Sands by Alywn Hamilton at a whole horde of zombies because this book was so awful and it was so badly written! I don’t understand why everyone likes it?! What is so good about it?? I noticed so many spelling errors and mistakes which made me question if anyone even bothered to edit it and just published the first daft? I hated all of the characters and the plot was so boring half of the time nothing was happening and when something did happen it was over in seconds! Please zombies take this book, just take it!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Favourite Polarizing Books

Hello everyone! Here is another Top 5 Wednesday topic and it’s such an interesting one! It focuses on books that people either tend to love or hate, with no in between. We can pick some of our favourites that fall into this category. A lot of my choices have been made into films so obviously not everyone hated them but I have seen many people say they don’t like the writing or they don’t like the plot because it moves too slowly, etc.

This group was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey) and is hosted by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). If you want to participate, check out the link on Goodreads here.

twilight1) Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Lets start with the most obvious choice, Twilight! I first read this when I was thirteen or fourteen, my friend told me about it and as soon as I heard about vampires and werewolves I just needed to read it. I love supernatural creatures and this book completely changed what books I read in the future. I moved away from everyday problems and children’s books and started reading more supernatural or fantasy books. I owe a lot to Stephenie Meyer and I absolutely loved the Twilight books. I’ve read the first one so much all the pages are falling out and the cover is all creased and battered. It’s a well read book because I have re-read it over and over, I just love it so much. I know a lot of people dislike the writing and the relationship between Bella and Edward. I have heard so many people say it wasn’t written very well but when I read it as a thirteen/fourteen year old I didn’t really care I would literally read anything.

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ARC REVIEW: Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

ragdollTitle: Ragdoll by Daniel Cole
Pages: 384
Published by: Orion Publishing Group
Publication date: 23rd February 2016
Genre: Thrillers & Mystery
Format: eBook
Amazon UK – Waterstones

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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Unpopular Opinions Book Tag!

Hey guys! Today I decided to do the unpopular opinions book tag! No one tagged me to do it, I just thought this would be a really fun tag to do! I love book tags but rarely do them myself and I want to change that! Hopefully I will be doing a lot more after this!

I hope you enjoy this tag and please don’t be offended by my choices. If you loved these books, great! But sadly I didn’t and that’s just my honest opinion.

Here is the original: TheBookArcher

vampire-academy1) A popular book or series that you didn’t like

Vampire Academy… I just don’t understand why everyone seems to love these books? I’m not going to go into detail about why I don’t like this series because I do that a lot already, anyway. You’re all probably sick of hearing me complain about these books! I think maybe I read them at the wrong age because I read them when I was about 18 or 19, I think? Maybe I should have read them when I was 14 or 16, I might have liked them better.

 

 

 

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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?

frost-like-nightCurrently reading:

I thought I’d try and quickly read this so I can knock another trilogy/series off my TBR! So far it is better than the second book Ice Like Fire. I thought that book was really boring in terms of plot but this one seems quite promising so far. I will be posting a review for this as soon as I finish it! I’m hoping that will be next week as I don’t want to spend too long reading this.

 

 

 

 

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