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!

 

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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!

Upcoming YA Book to Movie Adaptations

Books and movies are most likely some of my favourite things EVER, so when they come together it is amazing…well sometimes. Anyways, here are few movies that are coming soon or are currently in production that are originally YA books!

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – This movie is coming out on September 30 which is next week and I am so excited to see it! Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a very intriguing and interesting book about a boy named Jacob who travels to the island his grandfather grew up on looking for answers after his complicated death. It has a really creepy and different feeling that I hope they portray well on the big screen!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by JK Rowling – At first I was really confused when I heard this was becoming a movie because the book is very thin but after seeing the trailer I couldn’t be more pumped! The actors look amazing and the concept is something I am interested to see. If you didn’t know, instead of following the wizarding world in Britain, this movies follows a wizard who is part of the American wizarding world. I cannot wait to see this movie which is coming out on November 18.

Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle – I haven’t read this book but apparently it is in production so I will definitely be checking it out! Let it Snow is a collection of short stories that take place during the Christmastime. I don’t know much more than that but keep an eye out next year for it in theatres!

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon – This movie has actually just recently started filming but I am extremely excited to see this in theatres! The two main actors are Nick Robinson who played Ben Parish in the 5th Wave and Amanda Stenburg who played Rue in The Hunger Games! This book is about a girl named Maddie who is allergic to everything and has not been outside for many, many years. One day though, a boy named Ollie moves next door and she instantly falls in love but its hard to be in love when you are allergic to the world. Amazing book and I am so excited to see this movie hopefully next year!

Those are a few somewhat upcoming releases that I am excited for and if you are aware of anymore please comment! I am aware that a few series such as The Throne of Glass, Red Queen and Legend have been optioned so fingers crossed that it comes through!

September Talk 2016

I decided to start talking about the different books and movies coming out in each month  that I am excited for so I really hope you guys enjoy these upcoming blog posts! Don’t forget to check out my last post as well 🙂

Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas – This FINAL book to the Throne of Glass series is coming out on September 6th of this year…I cannot believe it honestly. The Throne of Glass series is so epic and even though I haven’t read the 4th book, Queen of Shadows, I am still super excited for this conclusion to the series!

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo – This is the sequel to Six of Crows which by the way was a FANTASTIC book that I loved so much so as you can tell I am so pumped for the second book! Leigh Bardugo, like Sarah J Maas, has such a beautiful writing style that I simply devour. Cannot wait for September 27th which is when this book will be released into our hands!


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Movie!!! I am sooo excited for this movie just because the book was so interesting and unique and I am curious to see how they portray that on the screen! This movie hits the big screen on September 30th and I know for a fact I will be one of the people lining up to see this most likely amazing movie!

Those are a few of the things that I am most excited for in September and I hope some of you are too! Hope you enjoyed it and if you did give it a like or leave a comment because that always makes my day 🙂

 

 

Top 5 Anticipated Book-To-Movie Adaptations!

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I would have to say about 85% of the movies I watch are book-to-movie adaptations because I they are just absolutely amazing, so in this post I will be talking about my top 5 most anticipated book-to-movie releases! Make sure you comment your most anticipated book-to-movie adaptations and also your thoughts on my new blog style!

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes is about a girl named Lou, a very bubbly and lively person who becomes the caretaker for Will, a man who is stuck in a wheel chair and just not loving life. The story follows them as they grow to love each other and it just seems like an amazing story! I haven’t read the book yet but I will before I go and see the movie! This movie came out on June 3.

Nerve is apparently a book to movie adaptation but I never knew that until about now. This trailer just looks really cool and fun but also a bit terrifying…basically we follow a character who plays this game called Nerve which is a real life game of truth and dare and if you complete the dare you win money and if you don’t…well you loose everything. I am so excited for this movie and it comes out July 27!

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is another book-to-movie adaptation and I actually have read the book! This book is about a boy named Jacob who’s grandfather just died after warning him about something. Curious, Jacob heads back to the place his grandfather grew up and finds some breath taking and frightening truths. This book was amazing so from the looks of it the movie might be to. Yes, there were some…differences that I found but we can’t have everything so I still have high hopes! This comes out September 30.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a new movie in the wizarding world we love but this time it is in the USA! I am super excited for this movie and I am sure 99.9% of you are as well 🙂 This come out November 18.

Those are some of my most anticipated book-to-movie adaptations and I hope you liked it!

 

 

 

 

April Wrap Up

There are only 4 more days left in April so I decided what a better time to share with you guys all the books I read in April because I don’t think I am going to get any more read before May. After this check out my last post which is my May TBR and don’t forget to comment about any posts you want me to do!

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs was the first book I read in April and I really enjoyed it! Sadly I was in a reading slump while reading it so I feel like I didn’t fully experience it but I will re read it again before the movie comes out! It was still a really fun and interesting read though!

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead was another book I finished in April and I really liked reading it! I had been planning on reading it for a while but never got around to it until I forced myself to pick it up and I ended up really liking it! It was easy and fun to read and I will definitely continue on with the series.

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi was one of the books I read in April and it was absolutely amazing! Every page was so poetically written and pleasing to read. I loved the plot, the characters and just every possible aspect! I definitely recommend this to anyone who loves Divergent or dystopian or really any fantasy book!

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi was the last book I read in April (I am actually currently reading it right now but I will for sure finish by the end of the month) and so far it is so good! I love this entire world and I am excited to continue on reading the trilogy!

Those are all the books I read this month and 4 books is pretty good for me so I say it was one of my better reading months! Don’t forget to comment all the books you read this month!

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Reading Update!

I haven’t been on lately because I have been trying to finish the book I am reading before Friday, and I have. I was reading Carry On by Rainbow Rowell and even though I had about 200 pages left, I still finished it last night…at midnight. It was a really, really good book and I see how people compare it to Harry Potter because in Carry On, the characters are like the Harry Potter characters but if they were more like teenagers. Anyways, I really enjoyed it and I am glad I picked it up! Since I finished it early, I will probably just re read some of Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins and then on the plane start Opposition by Jennifer L Armentrout, and finally, read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children!

Well that’s all for today, bye!

 

Books I Own but Haven’t Read

Here is a list of all the books I own but just haven’t read, not because they are boring but because I keep putting them off for new books I get but I think we all have that problem.

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen. I am not entirely sure what this is about but I know it is some sort of contemporary book. I will get to this eventually but it is not on the top of my list to read at the moment so I am not sure when that will be.

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. I am currently reading this book and loving it so it will be off this list pretty soon! Highly recommend it if you love Harry Potter.

The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E Pearson. This is the second book in the Kiss of Deception series and while I really enjoyed the first book, this book just started off with a slow start and I wasn’t able to get into it. Hopefully if I pick it up again, read more and be able to get into the book.

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard. I just recently bought this book and I am planning on reading it sometime in April. I heard it is a bit slower compared to the first book which I enjoyed but I am only hoping that I will like this book just as much.

Four by Veronica Roth. I started this book (or is it a novella?) two years ago and I just found Four’s point of view very boring but maybe if it I try reading it now it will be more appealing, fingers crossed.

Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare. This is the only Cassandra Clare book I have not completed but only because I got distracted with her Infernal Devices trilogy and never got around to finishing this book but I will read it!

New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer. I have only read Twilight it the series and it was okay but I never had any motivation to continue on with the series but I think eventually I will finish it just because it is so popular.

Vampire Academy by Rachelle Mead. My cousin recommended this series to me and it is loved by a lot of people so I thought I would give the series a shot! I haven’t gotten around to it yet but I will soon. I don’t read much vampire based books so this should be good!

The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas. This is a novella to Sarah J Maas’s Throne of Glass series which is amazing. I have heard this novella is really good so I am planning on reading it before  I pick up her newest book, Queen of Shadows.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas. When I picked this book up, I just wasn’t in the mood for high fantasy so when I attempted to read it I just wasn’t in the right mood so I never finished it. Again, I hope to get to this soon since the next book in this series is coming out very soon.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore. I just have heard great things about this book and I saw it for a very cheap price so I thought why not? Sadly, I haven’t been able to pick it up because of all the other books I have to read…

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I have heard so much about this series and it makes me extremely excited to read it! This book is very different from what I usually read so it will be a great way to get a look at other ‘types’ of YA books. I am planning on reading this over my Spring Break which is in the next 2 weeks!

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. I bought this book on my tablet because it was only $2 but I haven’t tried reading it yet. I don’t know when I am going to read this book but hopefully soon and I really would like to love it!

Passengers by Alexandra Bracken. Okay, so everyone seems to love this book but I am halfway through and I am very bored…I put this book down a month ago after trying to read it but I just can’t get into it but I am determined to finish it!

So those are all the books on my shelf that I have not read and it actually isn’t a whole lot considering I have just over 100 books! Anyway I hope you enjoyed reading this and comment below some books you own but haven’t read yet either!

PS: A Lady Midnight book review will be coming soon!