Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Liked With Tropes You Usually Hate

Hey guys! I got so excited when I saw this topic because I remember writing a post earlier in the year discussing trends I hate but now we get to praise some books for these very tropes/trends! Admittedly, I got really excited when I was writing this post and went into a lot of detail! I included a crime thriller series so I didn’t feel like I was just attacking YA books because they get a lot of stick for tropes! I really hope you enjoy! By the way, this post will have spoilers!

Love Triangle: The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

I despise love triangles and I grimaced when I realised The Infernal Devices had a love triangle. I was fully preparing myself for three books of eye-rolling and groaning but I was actually very surprised. This is probably the only love triangle I have come across that I actually liked and it didn’t tear apart the fans. Will, Tessa and Jem have such a strong bond and it’s so easy to love all three of them that the love triangle honestly does not matter. Personally, I am a fan of Jem and Tessa together but I was happy for Will too! Both fans got what they wanted and I can’t believe Cassie actually managed to pull that off. These three are some of my favourite characters, especially Jem. I’m so glad the love triangle didn’t taint my adoration for these characters.

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August TBR!

Hey guys! Here’s my late August TBR, oops! I really should start posting my TBRs earlier because I’ve already finished one book this month and I’m nearly halfway through another. I plan on reading 6 books this month and so far so good! I actually extended my reading challenge to 50 books but I’ve already read 40 so I may need to extend it again, ahh!! Anyway, here is my August TBR:

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Dust by James Lovegrove: This is the one I am nearly halfway through! I actually was a bit hesitant to read this because the last Sherlock Holmes book I read by James Lovegrove bored me to tears, I didn’t like it at all. But this one is actually pretty good, which I was really surprised by! I love the plot and I love how well he seems to have captured Sherlock and Watson. There’s a lot of sarcastic comments which are making me smile and laugh and I love that! The mystery is only just beginning so I can’t wait to read more and see Sherlock start to unravel everything!

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Devil and the Four by Sam Siciliano: Two Sherlock Holmes books in one month! Good job I am a fan of his! This one looks very interesting, it seems different to other ones I have read and there’s no mention of John in the synopsis. It doesn’t look like he is in this and instead there’s a cousin. That’s intriguing! I’ll be picking this up as soon as I finish The Devil’s Dust so I hope it’s good!

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July Wrap Up!

Hey guys! I managed to read 8 books this month and I am so flipping happy with myself! I’ve never read this many books in one month and kept at it! Not too long ago I was struggling to read 4 books in a month and now I’m reading double that! I know a lot of people can read 15 or 20 in one month but to read 8 for me is a massive achievement and I’m super happy with myself! I also read a variety this month and didn’t just stick to the usual YA fantasy or crime thriller. Here’s what I managed to read:

The Rose Society The Midnight Star by Marie Lu: It definitely doesn’t feel like I finished this trilogy this month, feels like I read it about 4 months ago instead! This month has been a weird one, it feels like it has dragged but at the same time I’m like how the hell is it August already?! I posted a mini review for this series and if you’ve read it then you’ll know I was disappointed with this trilogy. I thought the second book was the best as it went from strength to strength the more the story progressed but then the third book felt like it was taking a step back. It was so boring and so slow, there was no development and I just felt detached from everything. I’m not sure if I will keep these books or not because I doubt I’ll read it them second time. It just wasn’t for me really and every book just left me wanting more but it failed to deliver on that sadly.

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