Book Series I Wish Had More Books!

Hey guys! I was scrolling through some old topics for Top 5 Wednesday when I came across this one and it seemed like a lot of fun so here we are! I love reading series and if I could I would happily read about ten books in one series from my favourite authors. I’m sure if you’ve read a lot of my posts in the past then you will easily be able to guess my choices for this post! So lets get into it!

1) Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

This is only a duology and it makes me really sad because these books were amazing. What I really liked about them was that the plot remained the focal point of the story. Both books were entirely driven by Celestine’s actions and her drive to do what’s right despite everything it could cost her. I find that this is quite rare for young adult books because the plot nearly always ends up taking a backseat to the romance at some point. With these books you know there is a romance but it’s always in the background which I liked. It meant that the books were very addicting because there was constantly nail-biting scenes which made it hard to put down. I would have loved for them to be a trilogy because I think there was plenty of room to expand on the story. Or if not a third book then possibly a spin-off about Carrick’s life because he’s such a mysterious character. We learn a lot about him in the second book but I need more. These books were absolutely brilliant and I would recommend them to anyone who likes dystopian!

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Top 5 Books of 2017 (So far!)

Hey guys! Since we are over halfway through the year, I thought it was time I did a post talking about my five favourite books I’ve read so far this year. Currently I have read 26/50 books and according to Goodreads I am on track! I am super happy with the number of books I’ve read so far and I’m doing better than last year! There are so many books I’ve loved reading and it’s so hard narrowing down my favourites but it has to be done. So lets get into it, shall we?

If We Were Villains1) If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio

This has got to be one of the best crime thrillers I’ve ever read. It had a very dark and twisted story. The story relies heavily on Shakespeare and the themes he uses in his plays. It has a lot of jealously and rivalry between certain characters and each character has their own stereotype: villain, hero, tyrant and temptress. Being totally honest with you, I’m not a fan of Shakespeare and don’t really enjoy reading his plays. So it made me hesitant to read this but because I’m a sucker for crime thrillers I decided to read it. You guys… it was amazing. It blew me away. The story goes from strength to strength and I became so attached to the characters. I was left reeling when I found out which friend turned up dead and the writing was phenomenal. I felt like I was standing there staring down at the dead body… it was insane. M.L. Rio is an amazing writer and I look forward to reading more from her!

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REVIEW: Perfect by Cecelia Ahern (Flawed #2)

perfectTitle: Perfect by Cecelia Ahern
Pages: 432
Published by: HarperCollins Children’s Books
Publication date: 6 April 2017
Genre: Dystopian
Format: Hardback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

Celestine North lives in a society that demands perfection. After she was branded Flawed, Celestine’s life has fractured completely –  all her freedoms gone.

Since Judge Crevan declared her the number-one threat to the public, she has been on the run with the complicated, powerfully attractive Carrick, the only person she can trust. But Celestine has a secret – one that could bring the entire Flawed system crumbling to the ground.

Judge Crevan is gaining the upper hand, and time is running out for Celestine. With tensions building, she must make a choice: save only herself, or risk her life to save all the Flawed…

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Book Covers: Hardback vs Paperback

So I’ve done two posts on UK vs US covers and now I thought I’d do a Hardback vs Paperback version because lately I have been noticing that the paperback cover is different from the hardback cover. A lot of the time I prefer the hardback cover and can’t understand why they felt the need to change the paperback one. Sometimes it’s little changes with fonts or colours other times it’s such a drastic change I’m curious as to why they did it. For this post, the hardback will be pictured on the left and the paperback on the right.

1) A World Without You by Beth Revis

This is one example of a drastic cover change for the paperback release. I just think it looks like a really dreary and dull cover. The background fits with the location in the story but it still does nothing for me. It just looks too boring and it would blend in with other books on the shelf. The hardback really caught my eye with all the different coloured string against the white and black background. I saw it and immediately I was interested. I wanted to find out what this book was about. The paperback, on the other hand, just looks like a kid was let loose with a crayon and scribbled all over the front of the cover. It’s very messy and looks quite ugly. I definitely prefer the hardback.

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April Wrap Up!

GUYS! I actually read EVERY SINGLE book on my TBR for this month! That is amazing for me! If you’ve read some of my TBR and Wrap Up posts in the past then you will know that I am terrible for sticking to my TBR. I will probably read one and then just proceed to read whatever I feel like, it’s so bad! But this month I actually stuck to it! Yay! Pat on the back for me! Here’s what I read this month:

assassins-creed1) Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance by Oliver Bowden 

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this and if I’d enjoy it but I was pleasantly surprised because I loved it! Even though it’s based on the game I still really enjoyed it and found it quite interesting! I have bought the second book and cannot wait to continue with this series!

 

 

 

 

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200 followers!!!!! & April Book Haul!

Hey guys! I am literally freaking out so much! I reached 200 followers!!!!!!! This is crazy and insane and I am ridiculously happy! Thank you so freaking much! I am blown away by this! When I first started this blog I never expected to reach this amount of followers, I didn’t even expect to reach 100! You have all been so lovely and kind and welcoming, it’s so heart warming! All the views I have been getting lately, I can’t even begin to tell you all how grateful I am! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you for sticking with me and letting me share my love of reading with you all! I’ll stop rambling on now and get into the book haul!

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This was a good month for me! I only purchased two books and was sent a digital copy from an author and an ARC from the lovely people at Titan Books! I am actually really proud of myself for only buying two books! They are part of a series so I was so eager to buy them! Can’t wait to read them now. I’m also excited to read the ones I was sent because they sound right up my street!

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1) Perfect by Cecelia Ahern

I have been waiting a freaking year for this book and it FINALLY came out the beginning of April! I absolutely loved the first book Flawed, even though it was a dystopian, it was still pretty interesting and I love the characters. This is the first book I’ve read by Cecelia Ahern and I am definitely interested in checking out her other books because I love her writing. I’m about halfway through Perfect and it seems pretty good! I’m enjoying it and will be posting a review when I finish!

 

 

 

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Top 5 Wednesday: Authors You Want to Read More From

Hey guys! This weeks topic is pretty self-explanatory, you talk about authors you want to read more from!

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) Becca Fitzpatrick

Becca Fitzpatrick is one of my favourite authors, I adore her books! Hush Hush was one of my favourite series when I was in high school. I was obsessed with fallen angels and Patch was my favourite character. Black Ice was a bit meh, not her best book but still pretty enjoyable. I really loved Dangerous Lies, it was full of mystery and suspense. It was a really intriguing story and I loved the plot twist at the end! I would absolutely love to read more books from her just because I love her writing and the characters she creates. Dangerous Lies came out last year and I haven’t heard her mention any other books she’s working on so I don’t think she will publish another book for a while which is sad.

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