Series I Haven’t Finished…

I used to be really good at finishing series, but now that I have less time than I would like to be able to read, it can be hard to finish a series. Some series though, I have no excuse to not finishing other than I just didn’t pick up the second book for whatever reason! Anyways, here are a few series I haven’t finished but do plan to.

Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo

When I read the first book in this duology, I mostly skimmed it and didn’t really appreciate or understand what was going on…I feel like I had really high expectations for the book because of the hype, but also wasn’t in the mood to read it at the time so I didn’t love it like everyone else did and does. I do have the second book, Crooked Kingdom though, so I would really like to re read Six of Crows and then jump into Crooked Kingdom! I know I will like it once I actually read it, but when will that be? Hopefully soon.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy by Rick Riordan

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The third book for this trilogy is actually coming out in a few days, but sadly I still haven’t read the second book…I love Rick Riordan, and have made that clear on this blog, but I honestly didn’t love this series as much as his others. That is probably the main reason I didn’t read the next book once I got it, but I would really like to give it a second chance. Sadly, I would have to re read the first book which would take up more time, but maybe once the third book comes out I will just binge the trilogy. Yeah, that sounds like a good idea.

Trials of Apollo series by Rick Riordan

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I know, I know, I am just not up to date with all of the Rick Riordan books! He just comes out with too many books in a year and once you fall behind…well good luck. Anyways, this was another new series by him that I didn’t absolutely adore. I did like it, but I feel like I need to give the first book a re read before jumping into the second one. It is possible that I compared it too much to the Percy Jackson series or the Heroes of Olympus series which is why I didn’t like it as much as I hoped. Hopefully that is the case because I know it is a series a lot of people enjoy!

Blood of Gods and Royals by Eleanor Herman 

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This is a really interesting and complex series that includes one of my favourite things, Greek mythology, which is the main reason I picked it up. I really enjoyed the first book and was looking forward to the second book. However, it was a new release which meant I had to wait an entire year before being able to purchase the second book, Empire of Dust. By then I wasn’t as excited because I completely forgot what happened it the book! So yeah, another re read to add to my never ending list because I really did like the characters and story line.

Those are a few series that I have started but haven’t finished…and hopefully in the future I will! I hope you enjoyed this blog post and don’t forget to check out my last blog post: NaNoWriMo Prep #1

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Underhyped YA Books!

There are a lot of amazing overhyped books, but there are also a lot of amazing underhyped books and here are a few that I have read, that I think everyone should read too.

Ruby RedRuby Red by Kerstin Gier – I have talked about this book quite a bit on my blog, but it is seriously underhyped. It is originally written in German, but is translated into Enlgish, and even has movies! Ruby Red is about a girl named Gwenyth who is born into a family of time travelers, but only her cousin, Charlotte, is believed to have the special gene. That is, until one day Gwen finds herself back in the past and completely unprepared. Now she is thrust into a new world of time traveling, and has an arrogant but handsome partner named Gideon. This is definitely one of my favourite trilogies and it deserves more recognition.

Kane ChroniclesThe Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan – Rick Riordan’s other series such as, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard and The Trials of Apollo, are his most popular and loved series. But, everyone forgets about his trilogy on Egyptian mythology called the Kane Chronicles! The first book, The Red Pyramid, follows two siblings, Carter and Sadie who’s father takes them to the British Museum one night, and ends up releasing the ancient god Set. The two kids run for their lives as their father is taken, and they set off to save him while unraveling the truth of their family and a world that was unknown to them. I really enjoy this series, and while I definitely wouldn’t say it is his best series, it is still worth the read!

thesummeriturnedprettyThe Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han – Her other contemporary trilogy, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, is very loved and I too, am a massive fan of it. But not too many people have read her other trilogy, The Summer I Turned Pretty. The Summer I Turned Pretty follows our main character, Belly, who returns with her mother and brother to a beach house that she has spent every summer at since she was young. There, she is reunited with the two children of her mom’s best friend, Conrad and Jeremiah, and has a summer filled with fun and romance. This trilogy is a very easy and entertaining read that I think everyone should read, especially if they are looking for a good summery read.

Legacy-of-Kings-Eleanor-HermanLegacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman – This book takes place in Ancient Greece and follows multiple POV’s such as Alexander who is Macedonia’s heir, Katerina who is determined to kill the Queen, Jacob who will go to any length to win over Katerina, Hephaestion who is a murderer sheltered by the prince, and Zofia a Persian princess whom Alexander is set to married. There are so many twists and turns in this novel, and I think a lot more people should give it a chance.

Lola-and-the-Boy-Next-Door_PBLola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins – I talk about this book way too much, but a lot of people prefer the first book, Anna and the French Kiss over this book, and forget about it! Lola and the Boy Next Door in my opinion, is just as good as Anna and the French Kiss and more people should give it a chance. Lola and the Boy Next Door follows Lola, a stylish and unique girl who has the perfect life. She has a great best friend, a great boyfriend, and is going to enter her winter formal in the most lavish dress. All of this is turned upside down though, when her first love and first heartbreak moves back next door and changes everything. This book is too cute and if you haven’t read it, read it!

Those are five underhyped books that you should read already if you haven’t, and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: March 2017 Haul!

August Book Haul 2016

I actually wasn’t planning on doing an “August Book Haul” but then it was my birthday…and then I went shopping so I think you can see how that went.

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead – I bought this book at the very beginning of the month and I am so excited to read it! If you didn’t know, the Bloodlines series is a spinoff of the amazing Vampire Academy series and it follows Adrian and Sydney. I am extremely pumped to read this because I love Adrian and Sydney and I love Vampire Academy so there is no reason why I won’t love this series as well.

Empire of Dust by Eleanor Herman – This is the second book in the Blood of Gods and Royals series which is amazing by the way! The first book, Legacy of Kings, follows a series of different characters in the time of Alexander the Great in Greece. This series has lots of action, betrayal, plot twists and is just a fantastic piece of work. If you love Greek mythology, history or just an action packed story then definitely check this series out!

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon – This is a contemporary book about a girl who is allergic to the world and one day, a boy named Ollie moves next door and she finds herself hopelessly falling for him. I finished this book in one sitting and I really liked it! It was cute, enjoyable, and just all around what a good contemporary should be.

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson – I read this book in July and absolutely loved it and now I finally have my own copy so I can read it whenever I want. Since You’ve Been Gone is about Emily who’s best friend Sloane disappears one day, leaving only a checklist for Emily to complete during the summer. Emily goes on an adventure with a few other new friends to complete this list, hoping it will lead her to Sloane. This book is just fun, cute and amazing and I recommend it to everyone!

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas – I read the first book, A Court of Thorns and Roses last month and oh my god. I absolutely adored every single part of this book! The characters, the plot, the world, just everything was phenomenal. A Court of Thorns and Roses is a loose retelling of Beauty and the Beast and it follows a girl named Feyre who is forced to live in the Faerie world, Prythian, as punishment after killing a faerie while hunting. Honestly, if this book is just as good as the first it will have a guaranteed spot in my top 5 favourite series ever.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – I have wanted to read the Raven Cycle series for a while now but I just have never picked up the first book but now I have! The covers are gorgeous and hopefully the story is just as amazing. Honestly, I don’t really have any idea what it is about but I’m excited going into it like that!

Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen – I’ve been eyeing this book for a while now but my TBR has been so full that I just haven’t picked this book up yet. But, it was on sale for $5 at my bookstore so I just had to get it. Again, not really sure what this book is about but I have a feeling it is about a young woman trying to regain her throne. Anyways, I heard it’s being made into a movie with Emma Watson in it so I just have to read it!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany – Okay so I actually wasn’t planning on buying this book anytime soon for two reasons. 1) It’s way to expensive at the moment 2) I have mixed feelings about it. But I got it for my birthday so I finally get to read it and state my own opinion about it without spending the whole $40…I think I will like it I am just not a huge fan of reading plays but of course I am going to give it a shot.

Those are all the books I purchased this month and 8 books is a massive amount for me to buy in one month. I hope you liked this post and don’t forget to check out my last one!

September TBR 2016!!!

I know there is still about a week left of August but I am so excited to get to my September TBR! I got quite a few books that I am pumped to read so here it is 🙂

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead – This is the spin off series of Vampire Academy, which I absolutely loved, and I am so excited to finally get to it! I have heard nothing but great things so I know I will love it. From what I gathered, it follows Sydney and Adrian instead of Rose and Lissa so that will be an interesting change!

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard – This book has been sitting on my shelf since February and it is about time I get to it. The first book, Red Queen, was very fun and fast paced and I really enjoyed it! If Glass Sword is anything like it I will definitely be anticipating the third book right after.

Empire of Dust by Eleanor Herman – This is the second book next to Legacy of Kings which is a YA Historical fiction book. I love Ancient Greece and it takes place in Ancient Greece so I obviously loved this book. It was just so action packed and amazing and I cannot wait to finally dive into the second book!

The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas – I have wanted to read the Throne of Glass novella for a while now but I just haven’t picked it up. I know I will love it though, just because it is by Sarah J Maas but also because it is a novella to such an epic series. Seriously, if you haven’t read the Throne of Glass series you need to pick it up. Now.

Those are all the books I want to get to in September and hopefully I actually do because my school starts in the beginning of September so we will see how busy I am! I always make time to read though.

Not-So-Popular Book Recommendations

I was thinking of a blog post to do and I realized I had a few books on my shelf that were great but not very many people read so I decided to post a Not-So-Popular Book Recommendations post!

Kissing Frogs by Alisha Sevigny is a cute, finding yourself contemporary that is based on the fairy tale, the Frog Prince. It is about this girl named Jess who to be able to pass biology has to be sent to Panama along with some of her other classmates to help save the Golden Frog. When she looses her ring at the bottom of a pool, Travis (someone who she had a history with) retrieves it and as a reward wants 3 dates from Jess. The plot may sound a bit cheesy but the book is great and a really fun and easy read!

Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman is a historical fiction book with a hint of fantasy and some Greek mythology in it too! It follows 5 different people, Alexander who is the heir of Macedonia, Katerina who’s mission is to kill the Queen, Jacob who will fight whomever and whatever to win Katerina, Haphaestion who also wants to win Katerina and is a murderer who is hidden by the prince, and Zofia who is a Persian princess that is set to marry Alexander. I thought this book was amazing and I loved following all these different characters because they were all so complex and interesting. I really recommend this book!

The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan is an urban fantasy trilogy set around Egyptian mythology. I know that Rick Riordan is well known but I barley ever see this trilogy shown or talked about and it needs to be because its a great, educational trilogy! It follows Sadie and Carter as they unravel their past that seems to intertwine with the Egyptian gods after their father is taken by the evil god, Seth. Their are 3 books in this series: The Red Pyramid, The Throne of Fire and The Serpent’s Shadow. Please read them!!!