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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Top 5 Wednesday: Books You’ve Removed From Your TBR

Hello everyone! Thought I’d take part in this weeks Top 5 Wednesday because I liked the idea of discussing books you’ve removed from your TBR for various reasons. I mostly removed mine due to poor reviews and lack of interest! Hope you enjoy!

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.

Frost and Starlight1) A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

I thought about buying this book mainly for the fan art because I haven’t even read A Court of Mist and Fury yet but then I read some reviews and they were… not great. Obviously I haven’t read it so I can’t agree or dispute this but from what I have heard, this book is very much money-grabbing and it’s not really needed. I’ve heard some terrible things about it and I’m just not going to waste my money on something I know I won’t enjoy. So for that reason, I am removing this from my TBR. I’d rather spend my £8 on a book I know I will enjoy. You can’t

 

 

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Want to Read Before the End of the Year

Hey guys! I always do these posts and when it gets to the end of the year, I find out that I haven’t read a single book on my list. But here I am again doing this post so clearly I never learn! Hope you enjoy!

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.

Stalking Jack the Ripper1) Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

I actually really do want to read this but I’m saving it for October because everyone says it’s a perfect book to read for Halloween! I don’t want to start reading it in the summer and be kicking myself and wishing I’d read it in October! I was expecting it to be a romance given the title but everyone has said it’s not about that at all and it has a scientific approach to it. A lot of people said it’s a horror story, too. I think it has photos included as well which makes it sound like it’s going to be creepy as hell. I love books that include creepy photos, gives me major goosebumps! So this will definitely be on my October TBR!

 

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Top 5 Wednesday: Multiple Editions

Hey guys! I’m not sure if this was actually ever a topic for Top 5 Wednesday because I found it in the ‘Suggestions for Future Topics’ section but it looked like a fun one to do. I love buying multiple editions of the same book be it if that the book is signed, is a special limited edition or just has a different cover. So lets get into it! Here are my top 5 books with multiple editions:

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

I actually have three copies of Lady Midnight because they released three different versions and I was just like, take my money!!!! I purchased the normal paperback from Waterstones and also the special limited edition hardback which was signed. I then purchased the WHSmith edition because it had fan art which was beautiful, by the way. So I spent a lot of money on one book but I regret nothing because it is Cassandra Clare and she is awesome. It was totally worth it to own these three beautiful editions.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Children’s Books to Read as an Adult

Hey guys! This week is a pretty self explanatory topic! We can discuss what books we think deserve revisiting as we get older and childhood books that can still be appreciated when you are an adult! So lets get into it!

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.

1) Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Maybe an obvious choice for some but I actually read this when I was an adult. It was in 2015 and I was 19. I’d never read them before and my friend finally convinced me to after a lot of pleading and begging! It’s her favourite series but for some reason I never read them when I was a kid. I watched the films just never read the books. They are good but I wasn’t raving about them. I think they are better appreciated when you are younger and are opening up to the world of books. But they can still be read when you are an adult too as my friend still reads them a lot and loves them for sure!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Disappointing Eye Candy

Hey guys! This weeks Top 5 Wednesday topic was a freebie! If you were bummed about missing out on a previous topic then this week is the perfect opportunity for you to go back and do that topic! I chose to do disappointing eye candy because the title immediately caught my attention and it looked like a funny topic to do. I always feel like I have been deceived and lied to when I buy a book with a pretty cover that turns out to be awful.

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.

Daughter of the Burning City1) Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

I actually think I love the cover of this just because it’s purple (that’s my favourite colour)! No but when I pulled this book out of the FairyLoot bag, it actually took my breath away. I was so in love with the cover and the quote on the front, “Wicked, wicked to the core, the city will burn forevermore.” Doesn’t that just make you feel all tingly? I was really intrigued by this and I love how the title font was curling with smoke like it had been set on fire. Unfortunately it was such a terrible book. The characters were awful, the story was so boring. I was expecting magic and awesome things instead I got a whiny teenager and a story that dragged on and on and on. Also, if the ending was supposed to be happy, it left me feeling sour. This was actually made the list for my disappointing books of 2017, it was that bad.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Disliked but Love to Discuss

Hey guys! I think this is a really interesting topic because although you didn’t like a book you read, you’d still like to have a heated debate about it with other people! I love having an intense discussion with other people about certain books, it’s a lot of fun because you both get really passionate about the story and the characters! For this post I’m just going to pick out 5 books I wanted to like but sadly didn’t and then talk about what I’d like to discuss for each book with other people! Enjoy!

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.

Lord of Shadows1) Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

I really didn’t like this book and thought it was really boring but I have noticed so many other people loved it and gave it five stars. So I’d love to discuss it with someone to see what they liked about it and if there was anything they disliked. The ending also shocked me to the core and I was utterly devastated when I read the last few pages. I’d love to discuss the ending with other people and see what they thought of it. Honestly it destroyed me because I was not expecting it at all. I want to know if any other readers were expecting that ending and if they were upset by it also.

 

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