December 2016 Book Haul!

I bought a LOT of books this month so sit tight because this is going to be a lengthy post. I won’t go into much detail about each books but I will briefly summarize each of them because their synopsis’s have me so excited to read them!

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – I have already read this book, as some of you may know, and loved it so I just had to buy my very own copy. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a contemporary following a high school girl named Lara Jean who ever since she was young, has written a goodbye love letter to all the boys she had loved before. One day though, they mysteriously all get sent out and she finds herself digging a deep hole as she tries to cover up her feelings about her sister’s boyfriend, who also received a letter. I love this book and hope everyone has the chance to read it at some point!

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson – I also read this book already and just needed my own copy so I could read it whenever. I’ll Give You the Sun is also a contemporary about 2 twins, Noah and June who after being so close for so long, begin to drift apart after several different life changing events occur. This book is very raw and real and it is amazing!

Tales of the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare – I have been waiting for the bind up of these novellas for so long now and I cannot wait to devour them! These novellas take place right after the events of City of Heavenly Fire and follows Simon as he starts training at Shadowhunter Academy. I am so excited to continue reading it, because I did start it earlier this month but put it down, but I am just itching to continue on with it.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R. Tolkein – I actually got this book for free because I attended this write in writing contest and received this book which I am happy to have on my shelf. I have watched all the movies but haven’t got a chance to read or at least try reading the books yet.

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo – I really loved Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo which follows a unusual group of people who are on the mission to complete an impossible task. It is very action packed and just full of amazingness and I cannot wait to read the second and final book to see what happens!

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir – Again, An Ember in the Ashes completely blew me away so I can only hope that the second one is just as good. The first book is about a girl named Laia who after she witnesses her brother being taken away by the government, sets out to save him. I am so, so excited to read Torch and want to get to it early next year.

Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead – I have been slowly accumulating this series and now have the complete set! The Vampire Academy series follows Rose Hathaway who is part of a race that protects Moroi (vampires) like her best friend Lissa Dragomir. We follow the 2 of them as they attend school while trying to survive from the dangers outside and inside their school. I love Vampire Academy and cannot wait to re read the whole series!

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Adieh – I have heard great things about this book and the plot just sounds so interesting so I cannot wait to jump right into it. This book is about a girl named Shahrzad who volunteers to be the bride of a prince who every night, takes a new wife only for her to mysteriously be killed by the morning. Shahrzad volunteers in hope of avenging her friend who was the prince’s previous bride but she soon realizes things are much more complex than she thought.

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier – I have raved about this book on my blog before because it has time travel and is AMAZING. Ruby Red is about a girl named Gwen who is from a family of time travellers who every generation another is “blessed” with the gift of time traveling. Gwen’s entire family believes it is her cousin who possesses the gift but things get flipped upside down when Gwen finds herself travelling through time instead.

Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – This story is so real and heart wrenching and I am so happy to be able to read it whenever. Perks follows Charlie, a boy who suffers from different mental issues all concerning his Aunt Helen who died when he was young. By everyone, he is looked upon as odd and weird but in his first year of high school meets a group of seniors who let him in. This book is so moving and needs to be read by everyone.

Those are all of the books I purchased this month and I cannot wait to read all of them! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: December 2016 Movie Reviews!

 

 

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Favourite Summer Reads!!!

Summer is sadly coming to a close but I did read a few pretty amazing books. I read a total of 13 books this summer, which I am very proud of and here are my top 5 favourites!

Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead – This is the final book in the Vampire Academy and I must say that it was one epic finale. I absolutely loved this book! Richelle Mead closed everything nicely and I felt completely satisfied with how it ended. Vampire Academy was such a fun and gripping series that I can see myself re reading in the future hopefully sooner rather than later. If you haven’t read this amazing series definitely check it out because you will not be disappointed! 4.5/5 stars

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson – I think I have raved quite a bit about this book but I can’t help it so I am going to fangirl over it a little bit longer. I cannot believe it took me this long to pick up a Morgan Matson book because it sent me craving for another one! I got a lot of comments saying to start with Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour or Second Chance Summer but I am really glad that I chose Since You’ve Been Gone because it was just…ugh, perfect! 5/5 stars

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen – This was my first Sarah Dessen book and again, really glad I started off with this one! It was everything a successful and entertaining contemporary should be and I just flew through it. I flipped each page wanting more and more and it made me laugh and cry and again, another amazing summer read! 4.5/5 stars

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas – I am so mad at myself for not reading this sooner but I’m just glad that I did pick it up. It exceeded way, way, way above my expectations and I could not get enough of this book. Everything is just so…rich. The story itself, the characters, her writing…it was just a very satisfying and fantastic fantasy book! 5/5 stars

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier  – I’ve heard about and seen this book around and it was at my library so I just decided to take it out. BEST IDEA EVER! I really, really liked this book. It was compelling, humorous, and interesting and I am so excited to continue on with the other 2 books! I’m not a huge fan of time traveling books just because I find them somewhat confusing but this was written so well and told in an easy way to understand! 4.5/5 stars

Those are my top 5 favourite summer reads and I hope you liked it! Don’t forget to comment your favourite summer reads and check out my last blog post: My Go To De-Stress Books!

July and BookTube-A-Thon Wrap Up 2016!!!

July was an AWESOME reading month for me because I read 10 books! The reason I read so many was partly because of BookTube-A-Thon but also because I just flew through every book I read. Since I read so many books I won’t give a description of them just because this would be a super long blog post…anyways I hope you had an amazing reading month too!

Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead was the first book I finished this month and it happened to be the last book in the Vampire Academy series. I was and still am so sad to finish this series but I really enjoyed the finale and I thought it tied up all the loose ends! Vampire Academy was such a fun and amazing series and I am so happy I read it! 4.5/5 stars.

Prodigy by Marie Lu was the second book in the Legend trilogy and I really liked this book! The Legend series isn’t my absolute favourite series, but I do enjoy reading it and I think they are really interesting. Anyways, this is my favourite book out of the three and I loved so many parts of this book! 4.5/5 stars.

Unite Me by Tahereh Mafi is a bind up of two novellas from the Shatter Me world and I just flew through this short book. I really, really loved reading from Warner’s point of view because he is definitely one of my favourite characters and I enjoyed learning more about him! I also liked reading from Adam’s point of view because it reminded me of how much I disliked him…4/5 stars.

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson…I had wanted to read a Morgan Matson book for soooo long and I am so happy that I picked this one up first because let me tell you, it did not disappoint me. I absolutely adored every second of this book! It was fast paced, entertaining, and had a great, complex cast of characters that I loved. I couldn’t ask for a better summer contemporary book! 4.5/5 stars.

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen is a book I had been putting off for a while but I really don’t know why because it was such a great book. Again, I flew through this easy contemporary and loved every second of it! It felt so real and relatable and I felt a roller coaster of emotions while reading it. Definitely recommend this and Since You’ve Been Gone if you are look for an awesome contemporary! 4.5/5 stars.

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson was the first book I read for BookTube-A-Thon and I was really pumped to read another Morgan Matson book but it didn’t exactly reach my expectations which I admit, were a bit high after reading Since You’ve Been Gone. I still really enjoyed this book, but I just found it a little slower and I found the main character a bit annoying at times. I understand why though. It was still a good read and a good book to start my BookTube-A-Thon with though! 3.5/5 stars!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling was the second book I read for BookTube-A-Thon and I absolutely loved diving back into the Harry Potter world! It was as magical and fun as always and I was definitely not disappointed. I decided to read a Harry Potter book a month so I am also very excited to continue staying in this amazing world. 5/5 stars.

Champion by Marie Lu was the third book I read for BookTube-A-Thon and while it was a bit slow during the first 100 pages that last 200 plus pages really pulled through and I was glued to the story! I thought it was a great ending that I was satisfied with but that ending still broke me into a million tiny pieces and then glued themselves back messily, but still together…4.5/5 stars.

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan was the fourth and final book that I finished during the BookTube-A-Thon and again, like Harry Potter, it was so great jumping back into this crazy world. I am definitely hoping to be able to continue re reading the rest of the series soon! 4/5 stars.

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon…I actually finished this book about half an hour ago and when I say I flew through this book I actually flew through it. I think I read this book in 2 hours because I just found myself continuing the flip to the next page because I really wanted to know how this story was going to end. There were so many different endings and I definitely did not expect it to end like this. I loved it though! Such a cute, amazing, and sad book that you need to read! 4.5/5 stars.

That concludes my massive July wrap up and I hope you liked it! Keep an eye out for my August TBR coming soon!

Reading Update!

Hey guys! Sorry I have been kind of off and on lately, I’ve been busy with Camp NaNoWriMo, other writing projects and of course, reading. Since I’ve been busy I decided to update you guys with a reading update!

So I finally completed Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead a few days ago, and it is the final book in the Vampire Academy series. I was really sad to finish it but it was such a great series and I am definitely glad I picked it up. Since I finished that series, I moved back to the Legend trilogy by Marie Lu which I started last month. At the moment I am about 270 pages into the second book, Prodigy and I am loving it so much! Very excited to finish it because its amazing, and so I can get onto my next book: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson! I have never read a Morgan Matson book but I have heard her books are amazing so I am ecstatic to finally be able to read one. After that I will be reading books I have picked out for the Booktube-A-Thon because I will be participating in that this year! I am actually working on creating my YouTube channel at the moment but I most likely will have my first video up tomorrow which will be my Booktube-A-Thon TBR so stay tuned for that! If you are curious, my channel is the same as my blog, mylifewithbooks and I really hope some of you check out my video when it goes up and hopefully you all will like it. I have been wanting to create a channel for a while now and I am finally just going for it so hopefully I will be decent at it!

Anyway that is all for this reading update and I will be back soon with another blog post!

June Library Book Haul!

I went to the library A LOT this month because I didn’t have money to get any of the books I wanted so I ended up getting quite a few books…so here they are!

Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead is the final book in the Vampire Academy series which I am currently reading and loving! I am taking my time with this book because I don’t want it to end honestly! You can check out my June TBR if you don’t know what this series is about but I definitely recommend it to anyone who loves Twilight or really just any lover of urban fantasy.

Prodigy by Marie Lu is the second book in the Legend trilogy (again if you are curious on what this trilogy is about check out my June TBR). I loved Legend and I heard Prodigy is even better so I am so excited to get to it! I will most likely be reading this book once I finish Last Sacrifice 🙂

Unite Me by Tahereh Mafi is bind up of two novellas from the Shatter Me trilogy which I absolutely adore!  This book is quite short, being around 200 pages so I will be able to finish it quickly but really, I am just happy to be back in this world!

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson is a book I have wanted to read for such a long time! Also I have wanted to read a Morgan Matson book for so long now so I decided to start with this one because I have heard great things!

Those are all the books I hauled from the library this month and I hope you enjoyed this post!

July TBR

There is only 9 days of June left…what?! Anyways since July is around the corner I really wanted to show you guys all the AMAZING books I am planning to read next month and I am so excited! Even though Camp NaNoWriMo is going on I am planning on reading quite a few books.

(BTW I am going to start doing QOTD’s at the end of my posts now so scroll down and answer it!)

Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead is the first book I am planning on reading in July, if it actually comes on the date I ordered it…anyways this is the sixth and final book in the Vampire Academy series that I absolutely love! This series follows Rose Hathaway and Lissa Dragomir as they try to safe from Strigoi (evil vampires) during their last few years at Vampire Academy. There is lots of action and romance in this series and its so addictive!

Prodigy by Marie Lu is the second book in the Legend trilogy. I recently finished the first book a few days ago and it was very interesting and I absolutely loved the plot line and characters so I am dying to pick up the next book! In the first book, we follow Day, a convicted criminal and June, a loyal follower of the government who is sent to hunt down Day, but when she finally does meet Day she realizes some things about the government that she thought she knew that makes her question her loyalty.

Champion by Marie Lu is the third and final book in the Legend trilogy which I am also stoked to read! Wow did I actually just say stoked? Anyways, I have heard great things about all these books and I cannot wait to…engross myself in them.

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen is a contemporary novel that I am not exactly sure what it is about but I would like to keep it like that so I can just go in with no expectations. I have been pushing this off for the last month or two just because I got caught up with Vampire Academy but since I am almost done I will definitely be getting to it! I also heard that this book will make me cry and I love cry worthy books.

Those are all the books I am planning to read in July and I hope you guys enjoyed reading it! Don’t forget to answer the QOTD and check out my last post: Camp NaNoWriMo: Writing Inspiration!

QOTD: I have been obsessed with Hamilton lately soooo what is your current favorite song on the playlist?

AOTD: Either the Schuyler Sisters or Burn…but I also really like Satisfied and Helpless…

Series to Binge Read

We all love those series that you can just sit down, read, finish the book, and then continue on with the series without getting up…well obviously you get up at some point but you don’t want to. For this post, I will be telling you guys some series that you will start and not want to stop.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – I am currently reading this series and I am loving it! I am on the third book and I never want to put them down. It is about two girls, Rose Hathaway who is a dhampir (protects vampires) and Lisa Dragomir who is a royal Moroi (vampire) and their life at St. Vladamir’s. The books follow them as they face enemies while trying to maintain a decent image. This is a good series to binge read because there are six books in total, Vampire Academy, Frostbite, Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise, Spirit Bound and Last Sacrifice. Go! Read them!

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan – This series is such a fun and easy series to binge read so if you haven’t read these please go now and read them! These books are about a boy named Percy Jackson who discovers he is the son of a Greek god and how he has to learn to live with that because that isn’t a small feat. There are five books in the series and I love all of them. The Lightning Thief, Sea of Monsters, Titan’s Curse, Battle of the Labyrinth and Last Olympian. A totally easy binge read!

The Selection Series by Kiera Cass – There are now 5 books in this series (The Selection, The Elite, The One, The Heir, The Crown) and they are just so easy to read. I read the first 3 books in one sitting because I was absolutely hooked. I really recommend this as a binge reading series.

Lux Series by Jennifer L Armentrout – Again, there are five books in this series (Obsidian, Onyx, Opal, Origin and Opposition) and they are really interesting! My favourite is probably the first book but all the books are very good. Please read this series if you haven’t yet!