April Wrap Up! (7 books!!!!)

Hey guys! I have no idea what happened but I had an amazing read month! You all know I read four books in one month normally, but this month I managed to read SEVEN BOOKS (Yes, that’s right!!!!) and I am just completely floored. Who am I?? This is definitely the best reading month I have had in a while! My friend set me five and I blasted through them and then picked up two more books for myself to finish the month off with. Here’s what I read:

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir: I knew she would pick this and I’m so glad she did! It wasn’t as exciting as the first book and was definitely slower but I still really enjoyed it and I love the characters even more now! I can’t wait for the third book to come out! I have a full review up if you want to check that out!

Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski: This was definitely the worst book I read this month! It was so bad and I’m definitely going to chuck it (not really – I am going to donate it). The writing was appalling and I wanted to tear my eyes out. Reading it was like watching paint dry, I was so damn bored. The characters had zero personality and their interactions with one another were so bland. They literally got left behind on an island with a bunch of demons and there was no sense of urgency or fear about the situation. The story was so messed up I had no idea what was happening and the creepy stuff that did happen made no damn sense. A good idea for a book but poorly, poorly executed.

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REVIEW: A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir (Ember Quartet #2)

A Torch Against the NightTitle: A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
Pages: 452
Published by: Razorbill
Publication date: 30th August 2016
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Hardback
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Synopsis: 

Elias and Laia are running for their lives. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.

Laia is determined to break into Kauf – the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison – to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars’ survival. And Elias is determined to hep Laia succeed, even if it mens giving up his last chance at freedom.

But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene – Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike.

Bound to Marcus’s will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own – one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape… and kill them both.

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The Intimidating TBR Tag!

Hey everyone! I know this tag is quite old now but I really want to do it! I have a huge TBR pile I think around 70 books. It was nearly 100 at one point though so I have got it down quite a bit! So this seems like a good tag to help me decide which ones I am most excited to read. So lets get into it!

I’m not sure who created this tag! I looked on YouTube and the original video was deleted! All credit goes to the original creator whoever that is!

A Court of Mist and Fury.jpg1) What book have you been unable to finish?

I have been unable to finish A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. I really enjoyed the first book A Court of Thorns and Roses but for some reason I just couldn’t get into A Court of Mist and Fury. I just didn’t enjoy the plot or the writing as much as I did the first one. I am hoping to try and pick it up again before the third book comes out but at the minute I’m just not in the mood for it. I think the size of it intimidates me because it’s just HUGE. It’s putting me off.

 

 

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February TBR!

Hey guys! This is a really late TBR considering I have already finished three books this month but I thought I’d share with you the other books I plan on reading this month!

falling-kingdoms1) Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

I have been wanting to read this for months and actually started it yesterday! I haven’t heard great things about the first book so I’m a bit hesitant to start it but the story sounds pretty good so hopefully I will like it! I have heard it gets better as it goes on so even if I don’t like the first book I’ll probably still get the second book to see if it really does improve or not.

 

 

 

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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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September Book Haul!

This was an exciting month because I finally got all my pre-orders I’ve been waiting months for! They are going straight to the top of my TBR pile!

tales1) Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs

I am so excited to read this! It’s basically a book they refer to in Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children and it’s full of fairytales about the peculiar. I was so excited when I saw this and I was able to pre-order a signed copy on Waterstones! It’s absolutely gorgeous, the cover is stunning! The gold is lovely and bright, it looks magnificent on my shelf. By the way, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is out in cinema’s TODAY, yayayay!

 

 

 

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September TBR!

This is the most exciting month EVER because all the book releases happen this month, yesyesyes! I can’t be the only person completely freaking out about all these new books! I have been waiting so long for some of them. There are some that come out near the end of September so they will probably be on my October TBR. Anyway, here is a list of books that I plan on reading this month:

A-Torch-Against-The-Night-Tahir1) A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

This beautiful book comes out in the UK 8th September! I’m crying at people who’ve already read it because it was released in the US yesterday, I think. I can’t wait to read it and review it! An Ember in the Ashes was one of the best books I’ve read this year and I am ridiculously excited to see if A Torch Against the Night is the same or better!

 

 

 

 

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Most Anticipated Releases 2016!

There are so many great books coming out in September and I am so ready for them! Here is a list of the ones I am most excited for:

the fever code1) The Fever Code by James Dasher

I am so freaking excited for this you have no idea. I love The Maze Runner series so much and when this book was announced, I was so happy one of my favourite series wasn’t over. I had so many unanswered questions and I am so ready for this book to answer them. It comes out in the UK 27th September, is it bad that I’m already counting down the days?

You can pre-order it here: Amazon UK – Waterstones

 

 

 

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