Top 5 Favourite Covers!

Sorry there were no blog posts on Monday and Tuesday but from now on there will be so again, I am so sorry about that. Anyways, now I am going to share my top 5 favourite book covers in order so I hope you enjoy!

#5. Winter by Marissa Meyer – Winter is the final book in the Lunar Chronicles series and while it is an amazing read, the cover is gorgeous! The cover has our new POV, Winter, holding a glowing red apple because if you didn’t know, each new Lunar Chronicles book is based on a different fairy tale. If you haven’t read the Lunar Chronicles definitely go pick it up, read it and then stare at the beautiful covers!

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Jonny Duddle Edition (1)#4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by Harry Potter (UK Edition) – I bought the Harry Potter series in the UK edition because they are stunning but my favourite is definitely the third one. Prisoner of Azkaban used to be one of my least favourite Harry Potter books story wise and cover wise but now I love both. The blues and the patronus featured on the cover just make it that much better! Honestly, if for some odd reason then you NEED to pick up this fantastic series. alexandra-bracken-passenger

#3. Passengers by Alexandra Bracken – When I saw this cover I was like “I HAVE to buy this” and I did but sadly didn’t enjoy the story as much as I did the cover. Passengers is a time travel book and the illustration of the boat on the cover of the book is so incredible that I really wish I loved the story. I am going to give the book another try eventually but until then I will just enjoy its beautiful cover.

the-assassins-blade#2. The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas – I haven’t read this book but the cover is so pretty! It has blues and purples that blend nicely but all of Sarah J Maas’s books are breathtaking so I am not surprised this one is also amazing! Please read all of Sarah J Maas’s books though because you will not regret it.

lady-midnight-by-cassandra-clare#1. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare – This is one of my favourite books EVER and it just happens to have a beautiful cover so that is double points to Cassandra Clare. The cover of Lady Midnight is a picture of our main character, Emma Carstairs floating under water with a sword in hand. The shot is so stunning and captures a certain scene perfectly in the book. Looking at the cover gets me super excited for the next book, Lord of Shadows coming out in May!

That is all for this blog post and I hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Reading Update.

P.S. I couldn’t put in a picture for Winter so sorry about that!

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Popular Books I Haven’t Read…

I do read a lot, but there are quite a few books that I still haven’t read yet that everybody else already has…for some I have valid reasons why I haven’t read them but for other’s I don’t. Anyways, here are the popular books that I haven’t yet read!

Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyers – Okay, I have read the first book, Twilight, but I would say that rather than reading it I skimmed it…I just wasn’t that into the story and found the writing really plain and boring! I do have the entire series so maybe some day I will give it another try, but at the moment, I don’t see myself continuing on with the series soon.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – Everybody has read this book and has said it is so good but yet, I still haven’t read it! I did buy it this month though so I will eventually read it. The Book Thief seems like such a powerful and enriching book that I am really excited to read and I am almost positive I will love it just as much as everyone else seems to.

Passengers by Alexandra Bracken – Last year this book had a lot of hype around it, and it still does, which is why I think I didn’t enjoy the bits I read as much as I thought I would. I read about 100 pages of it but honestly, those 100 pages were extremely difficult for me to get through. I found the main character really boring and the entire book just didn’t grip me in the way I expected it too. I thought it was because time travel wasn’t my thing, but then I read Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier which is another time travel based book and I loved it! I will pick it up again in the future, but I don’t know if it will be this year.

Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Aime Kaufman – This is a super popular sci-fi book that is told in a multimedia format which looks really, really cool. I do want to read this book and the only excuse I have for why I haven’t read it is simply because I just haven’t picked it up. Hopefully I will give it a read soon though!

Uglies Series by Scott Westerfield – Uglies is a dystopian set series which has a pretty interesting plotline that intrigues me. I picked the first book up earlier this month and do intend on reading it sometime this year! I have heard mixed reviews about this series but as always, you have to read it before you judge it, but I am hoping that I do enjoy it.

Those are some of the popular books I haven’t read yet and I hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to comment some of the popular books you haven’t read, and also check out my last post: Reading/Writing Update!

 

 

December 2016 Talk!

I really enjoy doing these once a month because it gets me excited for all the things happening this month! December has many movies coming out (but not really any books that I am excited for) and I cannot wait only for them, but I also can’t wait to tell you all as well.

Movies:

Passengers – This new sci-fi movie has Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence in it so I was already sold, but it also seems like it will be a great movie. It is about these two people who are among several people who have volunteered to be put to sleep until they reach a new planet far out in space, but when they wake up 90 years too early they have to figure out why, but also figure out how to stay alive. I am honestly super excited for this movie and I do have high expectations so I am hoping that they will be met on December 21!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – I watched the other new Star Wars movie last year and I enjoyed it, but I am kind of hesitant about this one. Obviously it is set in space, but we follow other characters than the last movie and from the trailer, I am not exactly sure what the goal is…but it is Star Wars so I might as well watch it when it comes out, which is December 14!

Why Him – I have been dying to see this movie ever since I saw the trailer in theatres. It stars Dave Franco and Zoey Deutch which again, is super exciting. The movie is about this family that goes to visit their daughter and her new incredibly rich boyfriend for Christmas, and discovers that the boyfriend is going to ask the daughter to marry him…the only problem is, is that he is wild and inappropriate and hasn’t yet grown on the family too much. The trailer looks hilarious and I cannot wait to finally watch this movie which is out December 23!

Sadly, as much as I looked, I could not find any books that I was excited for that were coming out this month! Oh well, there are enough movies to make up for that at the moment which is fine by me. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Reading/Writing Update!

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!

 

Reading Update

It’s already a week into March and I am still finishing up City of Bones by Cassandra Clare…I was hoping to be finished re reading it by now but looks like it will bring me right up to the release of Lady Midnight which is TOMORROW!!! I am so excited but sadly I am broke from my last trip to the bookstore and I will have to wait a bit before I can get the book which, ugh, just sucks! I will probably focus on finishing Passengers by Alexandra Bracken and start Carry On by Rainbow Rowell…

That is my little reading update and comment below if you are going to be reading Lady Midnight this month!

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!

 

Popular Books I Still Haven’t Read

All of us have those books we have never read that everyone else has and today I decided to share with you the ones I haven’t gotten to yet.

The Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer…I read the first book in the summer but it never wowed me so I didn’t move onto the next books but I have all the books so I will try and finish the series.

Passengers by Alexandra Bracken…I am currently reading this now after putting it down last month because nothing exciting happened. I know the exciting part happens towards the end but that is like another 150 pages and I just wish it wasn’t so slow but I will finish it, I promise and then I will write a review on it.

Dorothy Must Die series by Danielle Paige…Okay so I read the first book and at first I enjoyed it but then I lost interest. It wasn’t because nothing exciting happened but because I didn’t connect with the characters at all and it just wasn’t my type of book. The CW is currently deciding whether or not to make it a TV series and I will definitely give it a shot because I think it would make a good show.

The Death Cure by James Dashner…Again I read the first and second book and I really liked the first book. I thought it was a great idea but then I read the second book and all they seemed to do was walk through the desert and that bore me. I feel like Dashner kind of didn’t try as hard with the second book which drove me to not wanting to read the last book but I got spoiled anyway…cry.

Those are some of the popular books I have not read and comment down below the ones you haven’t read!

Book Recommendations!!!

I decided to tell you guys some book recommendations that I think everyone needs to read! I will be giving a few for every genre so there is something for everyone. I will not be going into detail or anything just because it would be too long to describe all of them but just trust me, they are all worth the read.

Contemporary- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (Every fangirl needs to read this), Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins and Kissing Frogs by Alisha Sevigny.

Science Fiction- The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy and Cinder by Marissa Meyer (sci-fi and fantasy).

Middle Grade- Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken.

Fantasy- Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, Passengers by Alexandra Bracken and Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson.

Dystopian- Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and Divergent by Veronica Roth.

Paranormal- Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout (considered YA fiction but it has paranormal occurrences in it) and Vampire Academy by Rachelle Mead.

Hope you enjoyed the book recommendations but seriously you have to read these fantastic books!

Comment some recommendations for other in the comments below 🙂

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February TBR + New Releases!

My February TBR originally started out very packed but I managed to narrow it down to three books that I really have been wanting to read.

So the first to books I have planned are Opal and Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout. They are the third and fourth book of the amazing Lux series which is about a girl named Katy moving next door to an alien…I will go into a more depth review in my next post which will be my January Wrap Up!

The last book I would like to get to is Passengers by Alexandra Bracken. I started this book in the middle of January but I got side tracked and began reading the Lux series. From what I have read so far of it (I am 200 pages in) it is really interesting and different from all the other books I read so I cannot wait to jump right back into the book and finish it.

Now for the New Releases portion of this blog! So there are two books I am ecstatic to get my hands on this month and they are Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard which is the second book in the Red Queen series which I found really entertaining. Yes, it may have not been the most original series but I really enjoyed reading it and learning about the world. And can we just talk about that plot twist? That killed me. Anyway the next book I am anticipating for this month is Stars Above by Marissa Meyer! Stars Above is a collection of short stories about the Lunar Chronicles series! I won’t really explain the series because I will be talking about it more in my next blog post!

Anyway, that is all I have for now and I will be back with another post soon!

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