March Book Haul!

I nearly completely forgot to do my book haul post! This month is going by so fast I honestly didn’t even realise it was April tomorrow! This month has been absolutely fantastic for me! I’ve recently started receiving review copies from Titan Books which is just amazing and so, so, so exciting! Thank you guys so much for reading, liking and commenting on my posts! I wouldn’t be receiving these books without you guys so thank youuuuu! I received four books for review from Titan Books and then I bought a couple for myself. One is young adult and the rest are crime thrillers.

The Diabolic.jpg1) The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

I really wanted this for a while and I finally picked it up in a Waterstones shop when I went on a trip with my parents! It’s an absolutely gorgeous cover and the actual book under the dust jacket is red, it looks amazing. I’ve seen it all over Instagram and I was like I want this, I really want this. And it’s finally mine! So excited to read it because everyone seems to love it, so hopefully I will too!

 

 

 

 

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Popular YA Books I Dislike!

Hey guys! I have been really wanting to do this post for a while and I finally got around to it! I hope you enjoy and please do not be offended by any of my choices! It’s just my personal opinion and these are really popular books, so even though I don’t like them, a lot of other people do!

thg1) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I remember my friend recommended this trilogy to me because she really liked it and thought it was something I’d like too. Sadly I really didn’t like this book. I thought the first book was incredibly boring and I didn’t like any of the characters. They didn’t really stand out to me and over the course of the three books they just got so irritating! Katniss was so bad in the last book she just cried all the time and it really annoyed me. I really wanted Katniss and Gale to end up together because I just couldn’t see what was so great about Peeta. I don’t think the ending of the trilogy was that great and I just can’t see why everyone loved these books so much. The films were also terrible.

 

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REVIEW: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle #1)

The raven boysTitle: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Pages: 419
Published by: Scholastic
Publication date: 19th September 2012
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis: 

Even if Blue hadn’t been told her true love would die if she kissed him, she would stay away from boys. Especially the ones from the local private school. Known as Raven Boys, they only mean trouble.

But this is the year that everything will change for Blue.

This is the year that she will be drawn into the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys. And the year Blue will discover that magic does exist.

This is the year she will fall in love.

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WWW Wednesday!

Hey guys! Its been well over a month since I’ve done one of these posts so I thought it would be nice to come back to it and update you all on what books I’ve been reading recently!

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?

Currently reading:

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater: I finally got around to reading this and so far I am absolutely loving it! It’s slow going but I love all the world building, it’s incredible! Cannot wait to read the rest of this book!

Watching You by Arne Dahl: I received this book for review via NetGalley and so far it is actually pretty amazing! The start gave me goose bumps, it was so intense for the opening scene! I haven’t heard of the author before but I am definitely interested in checking out his other books when I’ve finished this one!

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Book Covers: UK vs US (#2)

Hey guys! I did a post on this a while back which you can find here! Recently I have been really wanting to do another because I have noticed a lot of books with two different covers for the US and the UK.

One of the things I find increasingly frustrating in the UK is that a lot of newly released books tend to come out in paperback straightaway and they aren’t made very well, either. A lot of them are quite flimsy so I then have to go out of my way to purchase the hardback copy. Thankfully we have places like Book Depository to get all those beautiful US hardbacks!

For this post the UK covers will be on the left and the US covers will be on the right!

1) A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Even though these covers aren’t that drastically different I still had problems with the UK cover compared to the US one. I was expecting the colour of the cover to be purple so was surprised to see this turquoise colour. I saw the UK cover and immediately felt disappointed because the colour literally looks like something you’d use on Microsoft Paint. It looks really boring and dull. The US cover looks absolutely gorgeous in comparison! I love how it looks darker because I think this book will be quite dark in terms of the story and I love how it also has smoke curling around her and drifting upwards. It just looks so much better than the UK cover even though it only has small differences. I think the UK one shows the dress off more because it seems brighter and it looks more detailed but I’m definitely going with the US cover for this.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Felt Betrayed By

Hey guys! It’s been a couple weeks since I have done a Top 5 Wednesday post! Sorry about that but I didn’t find the last couple topics that interesting. But I saw this one and I knew straight away that I had to do it! I have so many books I have felt deeply betrayed by because of the endings! I’m sure a lot of you will agree with me on these choices.

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.

tdc1) The Death Cure by James Dashner

The ending of The Death Cure completely destroyed me. I’m still not over that ending it has left me emotionally scarred, I swear. I had to watch my favourite character have his brain eaten away by the Flare and then beg his best friend to shoot him so he wouldn’t end up like the cranks. James, why would you do something like that?! Why? Why? Why???? When I closed this book I felt so betrayed and on the verge of an emotional breakdown. The death of this fictional character hit me real hard! If I ever meet James I will beg him to re-write this book so that character lives! I just cannot accept his death even though I read this book a few years ago. It still hurts. I loved him so much! Why did he have to die??

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REVIEW: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (The Nevernight Chronicle #1)

NevernightTitle: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Pages: 429
Published by: Harper Voyager
Publication date: 11th August 2016
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Hardback
Amazon UK – Book Depository

Synopsis: 

Destined to destroy empires, Mia Corvere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death.

Six years later, the child raised in shadows takes her first steps towards keeping the promise she made on the day that she lost everything.

But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, so if she is to have her revenge, Mia must became a weapon without equal. She must prove herself against the deadliest of friends and enemies, and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and daemons at the heart of a murder cult.

The Red Church is no ordinary school, but Mia is no ordinary student. The shadows love her. And they drink her fear.

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