Reading/Writing Update!

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It has been quite a few years since I have read The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare, and I forgot how much I enjoyed it! Everything from the story line to the setting (because London in the 1800s!) to the characters, it is all great. Even though I was originally planning on only rereading the first book, I think I will end up continuing with the rest of the trilogy. I also really would like to reread The Selection by Kiera Cass, because I am in the need of light, fluffy and addictive read and The Selection is the perfect option.

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NaNoWriMo is arriving at a rapid speed and I still haven’t decided on an idea yet! I have a few ideas swirling around in my head, but I need to dedicate a few hours to really think about what I want to write and then plan it out. November is going to be a busy month between school, volunteering and NaNoWriMo, but hopefully I will be able to achieve 50k words! Next week is my writing conference though, so hopefully I will learn a lot of new things and get inspired to write for NaNoWriMo. Last year I took a lot away from this conference so I am excited to see how it goes this year!

That is all for my quick reading and writing update, and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Fantasy Recommendations for Fall/Winter!

Fantasy Recommendations for Fall/Winter!

Fall and winter are the perfect time to snuggle up with a good fantasy read, so here are a few recommendations to get you going!

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

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Sarah J Maas is excellent at writing these dark and addicting fantasy reads. This is a very loose retelling of Beauty and the Beast, and follows our main character Feyre who while hunting, kills a wolf that turns out to be a faerie. Her punishment for this is that she can either die or live out the rest of her mortal life in the faerie realm. Choosing to live, she moves in with a faerie who seems like a monster at first, but she realizes there may be more to him than she thought. A Court of Thorns and Roses is such a swoony book that will leave you wanting more and more. There are also two other books in this trilogy so you can binge the whole thing!

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare 

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I realized that I rarely recommend this trilogy on my blog, and that is because I haven’t read it in forever! I have decided to reread it though this month, so I thought I would recommend it since it is such a dark, cozy read. Clockwork Angel takes place in London, which screams fall with its dark, rainy days (usually). It follows Tessa, a girl from America who receives a letter from her brother telling her to come visit him in London so she does, only to discover it is a trap and is kidnapped. However, Will Herondale, a Shadowhunter, saves the day and brings her back to the institute where he lives. There we are introduced to more Shadowhunters, more action and adventure, and even a heart wrenching love triangle. This trilogy is amazing and if you haven’t read it, definitely check it out!

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs 

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This book is a perfect fall/winter read because it is definitely on the darker and peculiar side (haha). Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children follows a boy named Jake, who visits his late grandfather’s home country of Wales after his mysterious death. There, he finds the gateway to an alternate time where he meets the peculiar group of children who grew up with Jake’s grandfather. I haven’t read this book in what feels like ages so I have the sudden urge to re read this one too as the days get darker!

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi 

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Another trilogy I haven’t read in ages and am dying to re read. Shatter Me follows a girl named Juliette who has been locked up for over a year because of her powers, alone, until a boy named Adam is brought in with her and breaks her out. I really enjoyed the Shatter Me trilogy, which is actually soon going to be a series! It was fast paced, fun but also on the darker side that makes it a perfect read for the fall/winter time.

Grimm’s Fairy Tales by the Grimm Brothers 

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Fairy tales are the perfect stories to read during the fall/winter time, especially Grimm’s fairy tales because they are so dark and twisty. There is Little Red Cap, Rapunzel, Hansel and Grethel, etc. They are all stories we know and love, but there are also some in there I guarantee most of you haven’t read. So snuggle up and crack open this magical book because it will give you the cozy vibe you need during the colder months,

Those are a few recommendations for the fall/winter time and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: NaNoWriMo Prep #2!

 

Fall Book Recommendations

When fall comes around it gets colder and darker and all you want to do is wrap yourself up in a blanket and have a hot drink in your hand. Well today I am going to be recommending some darker, fall reads to go along with that!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling – The Harry Potter series just has this darker atmosphere to it that makes you feel really cozy. I personally think reading this series at the beginning of fall and stretching it to winter is the best time to read it because the weather (in most places) matches the feeling! If for some reason you didn’t know, this series follows Harry Potter, a young wizard who is famous for surviving the most fear wizard in history, Voldemort. But now that Harry is older, Voldemort is slowly rising up to power and is out to get Harry.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – Again, this series is a little more on the darker side because it has supernatural creatures. I love reading this series whenever but when its dark outside it just makes reading the books so much more fun! Vampire Academy is about Rose, a protector of vampires and her best friend Lissa who is part of an ancient race of vampires called Moroi. Moroi aren’t the only types of vampires in this world because there are also the bad vampires called Strigoi who always pose a threat…

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare – I love all of Cassandra Clare’s writing but the Infernal Devices trilogy just has an autumn feel to it. I think maybe the storyline and setting is darker than some of her other books is the reason I think this but nonetheless, it is an amazing trilogy. This trilogy takes place in Victorian England which follows a young witch named Tessa. I don’t really want to say anything else because I went in not knowing much about this book and I think it is better that way.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – Now this is just a creepy and dark book all together which is perfect for Halloween. I love this novel just because it is so eerie and unique compared to other books I read. It follows Jacob who travels to a small island in Wales where his grandfather lived after his tragic death. He then learns there is a whole other world on that island and meets a very different group of children wit very peculiar powers.

Those are all the recommendations I have and I hope you enjoy!

March Releases + TBR!!!

February is coming to an end which means it is time to share my most anticipated releases of March and what I plan on reading!

Okay, so the only book I am anticipating for March is Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare!!! I love all things and everything about The Mortal Instruments so I will be buying this book as soon as possible!

Now for the TBR portion of my blog…

In March I plan on finishing up Passengers by Alexandra Bracken which is taking so long to finish…I’m just at a very slow part and I am pushing myself to finish it.

I am also planning on reading Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare because I started re-reading it when I was sick so I thought I would give the whole trilogy a re read.

And the last book I am hoping to get to is Lady Midnight! I am hoping to just fly through this book since I have been waiting for it for so long and I am expecting amazing things!

That was my short blog post for the day and since I am no longer sick and going away for a while I will be more active so yay!