Favourite Series I’d Like to Revisit!

Hey guys! Today I thought I’d take a look at some of my favourite series that I’d like to reread. With my massive TBR pile I don’t know when I’ll get the chance to reread these but I hope to one day!

Shades of Magic by V.E. Schwab

I started this series in 2017 and finished it last year so it’s not too long ago that I read this and I already want to reread it! I absolutely adored these characters and this fantastic world V.E. Schwab created. It was fast paced and utterly unforgettable! One of my favourite fantasy series and Schwab is easily one of my favourite authors now.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books featuring Mental Health

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you a post about books featuring mental health. Admittedly, I haven’t read many books that revolve around mental health but the few I’ve read I’ve really enjoyed and they have been some of my favourite reads. So I definitely need to find more books with this topic. Here’s my picks:

A World Without YouA World Without You by Beth Revis:

This was the first YA book I read about mental illness and I completely fell in love with the story. I thought it was such a captivating read and was told beautifully. I loved how the author combined mental illness with time travel and if you didn’t know Bo had a mental illness, you’d actually believe he really was a time traveller. That’s probably one thing I’d changed about this book because I think it would have had a bigger impact if it was revealed at the end that he is actually seriously ill and suffers from delusions. It’s heartbreaking how the girl he loves suffered from severe depression and committed suicide but he’s acting like she is still alive because he couldn’t live in a world without her. We also got to see how Bo’s illness affects his family, his sister in particular. Her whole life becomes overshadowed by her brother and everything revolves around him. But then his parents shut out his illness pretend he’s fine. It’s an incredibly moving story and I really can’t recommend it enough.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Thought You’d Hate But Ended Up Loving

Hey guys! I can’t remember the last time I did a Top 5 Wednesday post as I don’t really take part in them that often anymore but this topic looked like a lot of fun! There’s so many books that sprung to mind for this as they took me by complete surprise and I’m so excited to write another post gushing about them! So without any further ado, lets get into it! These are my top 5 picks:

Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart: I have said many, many times that I do not like books about Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses, royalty, thrones etc. so when this came in a Fairyloot box I fully expected to hate it. But I ended up being completely sucked into this world. I loved the plot, the sisters and how both of them ended up two completely different but equally terrifying situations. There was amazing character development as the story progresses which I was not expecting but I was fully on board with it! This book took me by complete surprise and I’m excited for the second book which comes out in July!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Hyped 2019 Releases You Don’t Care About

Hey guys! Today I am talking about hyped 2019 releases I don’t care about or have any interest in reading! These are just ones I’ve constantly seen popping up all over the place, be it people posting pictures of ARCs or even asking about it. Just from reading the synopsis, I have decided these are probably not ones that I’ll like but a lot of them have five star reviews already, so clearly they are popular! Just not something I think I’d enjoy. Here’s my picks:

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi: I read the synopsis for this one and saw 1889 which put me off straight away. I’m not really one for historical settings and much prefer the present day. Also when I was reading the synopsis, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo came to mind as it sounds very similar. The main character has to get a band of experts to help them with a heist? Already read that and didn’t care. I didn’t really like Six of Crows or understand the hype surrounding it, so best to avoid this one.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Want to Read Before 2019

Hey guys! I’ve just had to sift through all of my unread books on Goodreads and pick out five that I want to read before the end of the year. I’ve done this post twice on my blog already and failed miserable, so my chances of succeeding at reading these books before January 2019 are super slim. But I’m going to post about it anyway! Enjoy!

A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs: So I have only just recently acquired this book as I met Ransom Riggs last week (see my previous post!) and it’s definitely a top priority read for the last stretch of 2018. It’s been two years since I read about these characters, so I am really excited we get to spend more time with them! I have heard absolutely nothing about this book, I just know they are in America. As it’s quite a hefty book I will probably read it over Christmas now.

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare: This book isn’t even out yet but we are so freaking close, so it had to go on this list! It comes out the fourth of December, wow! I am so, so, so excited! I left it so late to read Lord of Shadows but not with this one! As soon as I have it, I will start reading it! After that explosive and devastating ending, I really can’t wait to see what happens next!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Largest Books On TBR

Hey guys! I recently added all of my unread books on Goodreads so I am fully prepared for this weeks Top 5 Wednesday topic! It’s not going to be a very exciting post I’m afraid as I have only just realised that a lot of my largest books are by the same author! Those authors apparently love writing massive books that intimidate me! Here’s my largest books:

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini and The Fireman by Joe Hill

At number one we have Inheritance with 860 pages (help!), followed by The Fireman with 768 so Inheritance has quite a lot more pages! I have heard really great things about both books so I really think I’m just intimidated by the size of them! They are probably both some of my longest owned books too as I’m pretty sure I bought these nearly three years ago (yikes!). Please don’t judge me!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Favourite Covers

Hey guys! I had no idea how insanely difficult this post would be until I actually sat down and tried to write about my favourite covers. There’s so many! How can I narrow it down to five? It’s so hard! These are not in order because I can’t decide which is my absolute favourite, I can’t do that to all these beautiful covers. 🙂

You can probably already guess what books I’ve chosen because I gush about these covers all the damn time! They are so pretty, I love them! I’d love to know if you agree as well!

kingThe Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

If you read my post where I talked about my August favourites, then you’ll know the main reason I like this cover is the reindeer on the front. I am completely and utterly obsessed with reindeers. I just think they are such beautiful and majestic creatures. I am also a little fascinated by crows, but not much. So this cover combining crows and a reindeer, I freaked out. It just screams my name. I think this is definitely my favourite cover out of the four. I mean all the covers are stunning, especially The Dream Thieves. But the reindeer will always win! Also this book is signed, so maybe that helps it win as well. 😉

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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.

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