Bingeable Book Series!

Imagine this: curling up in bed with a hot steaming cup of coffee or tea with a stack of books at hand. Doesn’t this sound amazing? Well if it does, then definitely keep reading for a lot of bingeable recommendations!

The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan

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Obviously you have to read the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series before reading this one, but if you already have then you need to pick this series up. The Heroes of Olympus series follows a group of demigods who band together to defeat the all powerful, Gaia, or who is better known as Mother Earth. There are five books and they are The Lost Hero, The Son of Neptune, The Mark of Athena, The House of Hades and The Blood of Olympus. These books include a wonderful cast of characters and pages upon pages of epic quests and fight scenes.

The Kane Chronicles trilogy by Rick Riordan

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Yep, more Rick Riordan because his series are so much fun to read in a binge session. While Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and the Heroes of Olympus are influenced by Greek and Roman mythology, the Kane Chronicles is influenced by Egyptian mythology. It follows two siblings, Carter and Sadie, whose father disappears in a grand scheme to steal a valuable item from a museum. Later they learn that they are tied to the Egyptian world of gods and monsters, and that their father’s disappearance has to do with it. This series does not get a lot of credit for how good and fun it is, so when I see a chance I have to recommend it!

The Wrath and the Dawn duology by Renee Ahdieh

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Yes, yes, this isn’t a series but it is a fantastic duology that everyone needs to read. It twists around with the Arabian story of One Thousand and One Arabian Nights and it is filled with action, suspense and swoon worthy moments. I currently have not read the companion to the first book, which is the Rose and the Dagger, but I am getting it in the mail today so I will jump into it as soon as possible!

Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi

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This is a trilogy where you pick up the first book and then immediately after you finish you want to pick up the other two books. But wait…this trilogy isn’t going to be a trilogy for long because Tahereh Mafi announced that she is adding two more books to this addicting series! This means you have time to catch up. The first book follows a girl named Juliette who has been locked up in a cell for almost a year but eventually breaks out with the help of an unusual friend. She soon realizes her breakout was more than she assumed and suddenly her whole life is flipped upside down. Love, love, love these books and definitely recommend them!

Anna and the French Kiss trilogy by Stephanie Perkins

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I know, this isn’t really a trilogy but while the books follow completely different characters with each book, they do intertwine eventually. The three books are Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and Isla and the Happily Ever After. This is a contemporary trilogy and each book is different so I won’t go into too much deal other than say that there are heart throbbing romances and heart shattering heart breaks!

Those are all the bingeable series I have for you today and I hope you enjoyed.

Greek Gods Tag (original)

I love Greek Mythology so I decided to create a tag using the 12  Olympian gods + an extra goddess and god as questions! Hope you enjoy it and comment below your favourite of the gods 🙂 Mine is either Artemis, Athena or Apollo…

1. Zeus – Name a book that is the king of all the books on your shelf.

Zeus is the King of gods and is also the god of the sky and lightning, so for this one I am going to go with Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare because it is one of my favourite books ever, and the things is huge! It definitely triumphs by shelf.

2. Hera –  Name a character that seems sweet but is deadly.

Hera is the Queen of gods, along with the goddess of family but she can be quite…salty and evil sometimes. And for this one I am going to choose Juliette from Shatter Me because she can be really sweet but she is deadly because she can kill with her touch. Also, throughout the books she becomes less nice and more aggressive, thus revealing her deadly side even more.

3. Poseidon – Name a character that is pretty chill.

Poseidon is the god of the sea, earthquakes and horses and while sometimes he is extremely deadly, he tends to be quite calm and chill. So my answer for this one is Baz from Carry On for this one because he seems really relaxed and chill, and yes I know he is a vampire but his attitude is just like ‘I don’t care’ which gives me that ‘chil’ vibe I guess.

4. Hades – Name a book that is an outcast on your shelf.

Hades is the god of the underworld and of the dead and because of some reasons, he is also exiled from Olympus and being an outcast isn’t fun. My answer for this question I am definitely going to say The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancy for this one because I really didn’t enjoy it. It felt like a second book usually does in a trilogy (a place holder), and it didn’t meet my expectations at all. For that reason, it isn’t as welcomed on my shelf.

5. Athena – Name a character who always has a plan.

Athena is the goddess of wisdom and battle strategy and I really was tempted to say Annabeth Chase for this one but that would be cheating instead I am going to say Hermione Granger from Harry Potter because she usually has a somewhat concrete plan, but even if she didn’t have a plan she is smart enough to come up with something at least.

6. Artemis – Name a character that just does their own thing.

Artemis is twin sister of the god Apollo and is the goddess of the moon and the hunt that she runs where she and some other girls called hunters, swear off men and run around killing monsters, just doing their own thing which I think is cool. Right after I typed this question up, one character popped in my mind and that is Lola Nolan from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins because Lola has very spontaneous outfits and hairdos  and she doesn’t care if people look at her funny because that is just who she is.

7. Apollo – Name a book on your shelf that impressed you in multiple ways.

Apollo is the god of archery, medicine, the sun, music, etc, etc so he has lots of talents. For this question I am going to say An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir because this book was absolutely fantastic! The plot was incredibly dynamic, the characters really stood out, the problems were totally messed up and the relationships were amazing. Ugh, everything about this book was satisfying.

8. Aphrodite – Name a book on your shelf that has a beautiful cover.

Aphrodite is the goddess of love and beauty and there are some books that seemed to inherit some of that beauty from her. The one cover on my shelf that I think is one of the prettiest cover is Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi just because the covers with the eyes are just so fricking gorgeous! They all are in the trilogy but Ignite Me is definitely my favourite.

9. Ares – Name a thick headed character. (No offense to Ares)

Ares is the god of war so he probably isn’t the smartest god around but he definitely isn’t alone. Now I wouldn’t exactly say this character is extremely stupid or anything, but in the first book she didn’t make the smartest choices, and that is Mia from the Vampire Academy series. She just pulled some stupid stunts that were not smart at all.

10. Hestia – Name a book on your shelf that makes you feel at home.

Hestia is the goddess of the hearth and home and while she isn’t technically one of the 12 Olympians, she deserves to be in this tag, so this question is pretty straightforward, and my answer for it is City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. I just adore this series so much and whenever I pick up the books I feel warm and happy.

11. Hermes –  Name a character you can never trust.

Hermes is the god of roads, travelers, thieves so naturally he isn’t the most trustworthy god. For my answer I chose Jacin Clay from Winter by Marissa Meyer because while he was trustworthy towards Winter, towards the other characters not so much. He did get better throughout the novel though.

12. Hephaestus – Name a character that is misunderstood.

Hephaestus, being the god of blacksmiths and fire doesn’t exactly seem like a warm and cuddly person but he is often misunderstood. So for my answer, I have chosen two characters because they both fit this question really well. Nico Di Angelo from the Percy Jackson and the Olympian series, and Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter because everyone sees them as what they look like on the outside, but on the inside they are different and more powerful then people know.

13. Dionysus –  Name a character you would party with any day.

Dionysus is the god of wine and partying so this seems like a fitting question. For this one I am going to have to say Percy Jackson from Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan just because Percy is a really fun and sarcastic person so I feel like it would be a good time being with him. Plus he can get people from Camp Half Blood to join us so it would be an even better party.

Hope you liked my original tag and if you would like to use this please give me credit but I would love to see your answers to these questions 🙂

 

May Wrap Up

May is already almost over and for me it was a pretty decent reading month. I read a totally of 5 books and each of them were a very enjoyable read! Comment below the books you read this month because I would love to know 🙂

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi is the second book in the Shatter Me trilogy so I will not go into to much detail because of spoilers. Basically, this trilogy is about a girl named Juliette who possesses the power to kill anyone by her touch, and after being locked up for a few years she is released to become a weapon. I really liked this book and the whole series is just fantastic so I definitely recommend it! 5/5 stars

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan is the second book I finished this month and it is the first book in Rick Riordan’s new series based around Apollo. This book is about the god Apollo who is cast down to Earth after angering his father…the twist is he is mortal. Now, with no godly abilities, Apollo is forced to face enemies he has made and learn to adapt with his new body. I found this book very funny and easy to read like Rick Riordan’s books, and while it wasn’t amazing or anything I am still excited to continue on with the series! 4/5 stars

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi is the last book in the Shatter Me trilogy and can I just say this book was as amazing as the others. I described the main idea of this trilogy already so I will just give a brief opinion. I thought this book was a great conclusion and I loved how things ended up. I wished their was more and more but all good things must come to an end. Please read this series if you haven’t because of all the epic feels and Warner…ah Warner. 5/5 stars

Frostbite by Richelle Mead is the second book in the Vampire Academy which I am currently getting through and I am so excited to be continuing on with this series! It is so easy and fun to read that I find myself finishing them quickly. They are about these two girls, Rose who is a dhampir (protects vampires) and Lisa who is a vampire, who attend St. Vladamir’s which is a school for vampires. The books follow their journey at school and as they face their enemies. I totally recommend this series! 4/5 stars

The Heir by Kiera Cass is the fourth book in the Selection series but also the first book that follows Eadyln’s point of view. This was a reread since the Crown came out recently and I am glad I reread it because I definitely enjoyed it more this time. I still found Eadlyn stuck up and annoying but for some reason I liked the book better. 4/5 stars

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi Review

I just finished Ignite Me and it was so fantastic! Since this is the last book this will be a SPOILER review so if you haven’t read the book go and read it and then come back!


So I basically devoured this whole book. Like the first two, it was so poetically written and I loved it. It didn’t really feel like it was coming to an end but it did and that was sad because this book series is so great! In my opinion, I feel like Tahereh Mafi wrapped it up a bit too quickly but I still liked how everything turned out. Okay, now onto the main part of this book. The ships! I love Warner and Juliette together and I always have. They bring out the best in each other and even though Warner is perfect in my eyes, he needs someone to show his softer sides to everyone else, like Juliette. And Juliette needs Warner because she is stubborn and sometimes needs help to see the big picture which is what Warner does. One thing I do wish is that there were MORE relationships and not just the love triangle. I wanted to see Kenji with someone or even Winston, heck, maybe even James. The only person I did not want in a relationship was Adam, which he wasn’t, because he was very annoying and he needs to calm down before he gets into another relationship. Overall I thought this book was still a fantastic way to wrap up the trilogy, despite its minor flaws and I would give it a 4.5/5 stars!

Reading Update

So I decided to do a reading update just because I love what I am reading right now! I am currently reading Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi which is the final book in the Shatter Me trilogy which is AMAZING! If you like dystopian than I highly recommend this to you. I am really sad to be almost done the series but I just want to know how things play out soooo badly that I am zipping through the book. I am also reading The Heir by Kiera Cass because the Crown just came out and I want to refresh my memory of Eadlyn’s selection before I jump into the final book. I have a feeling I know how it is going to play out and I hope it does end up the way I think but kind of not at the same time…does that make sense?

Anyways, I am sure some of you are wondering how I can read 2 books at the same time and I actually don’t know. I have read up to 4 books at once one time and it wasn’t hard or anything. For some reason I remembered where I was in each story and I didn’t get anything confused. Even though I can read multiple books at the same time (not literally at the same time) I prefer to read only one at a time.

 

 

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi Review

Since I am now on the last book of the Shatter Me trilogy I decided to review them! Don’t worry, if you have not read this series these reviews will be non-spoilery.

Shatter Me is about a 17 year old girl named Juliette who has been locked up for a few years because of her curse/gift. She can kill with her touch. After being locked up for many years, she manages to get out but is brought to an organization that wants to “help” fix the broken world they live in but the longer Juliette stays there the more she realizes she needs to escape.

I loved this book. It was a fantastic way to start off a trilogy because it had me hooked on every page. The entire story was so poetically written and it was extremely easy to read. I gasped, laughed and cried quite a few times through this book just because of how amazing it was. I definitely recommend this for any dystopian or fantasy lovers because I can practically guarantee you will like it as much as I did. One of my favourite things about this book was the characters just because they were so real and in depth that I could just see where they were all coming from and that’s one thing that was a really strong aspect of this book for me. So overall I give this book a 4.8/5 stars and I cannot wait to finish the series.

Reading Update

I haven’t poShatter-Mested in a few days so I decided to update you guys with what I am reading and my reading plans! Comment below what you are currently reading because I would love to know!

So right now I am working through Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi and I am really enjoying it! I have only read 2 days worth of it and am on page 150 but I am hoping to get to at least 200 by the end of the weekend. I know that doesn’t seem like much but I usually don’t read much on the weekend. I love reading at night and when I don’t have school I tend to watch movies all night…Anyways back to books. Once I have finished Unravel Me, I am hoping to jump right to the last book, Ignite Me!

That is all for my mini reading update 🙂

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