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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Books I Want to Become Movies!

There are a lot of books that are movies that I wish weren’t, but there are also a lot books that aren’t movies that I wish were. Here is the list of all the books I wish were movies!

six-of-crows-616x986Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – Six of Crows is an epic story about a group of misfits who set out to complete an impossible task. This book would make a fantastic movie because of its never ending amount of action and is just filled with scenes that will blow you away! If it is done right, I could easily see this becoming one of my favourite movies or TV shows.

since-youve-been-goneSince You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson – The reason I would love for this book to become a movie is because there is a sort of scavenger hunt that goes on throughout this book and if it is entertaining to read, I think it would even more in a movie! Since You’ve Been Gone is about a girl named Emily who’s best friend, Sloane disappears as the summer begins, leaving behind a bucket list for Emily to complete that summer. Emily sets off to complete this list along with a few new friends, in hope that it will lead her to Sloane and the answers to her disappearance. This is a very fun, light, summery book that I think a lot of people would enjoy on the screen so please, make this amazing book into a movie!

obsidian-cover5Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout – I don’t understand why they haven’t made this book into a movie because it is definitely movie material. It has a hot male protagonist, a good climax, some side action, romance and awesome friendships! This book definitely reminds me of the TV show Roswell so if that is on the screen why isn’t this? Obsidian is about a girl named Katy who after the death of her father, moves to small town with her mother for a fresh start. There, she moves next to two odd and mysterious twins named Dee and Damon Black and after being sucked into their crazy world, her life is flipped upside down. It is a really fast paced book that should be made into a movie pronto.

to-all-the-boys-ive-loved-beforeTo All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – This would make a great rom-com and I would definitely watch it. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is about a girl named Lara Jean, who after her secret love letters to all the boys she has loved before get mysteriously sent out, she finds herself digging a deep hole of lies to prevent her current love from knowing the truth about how she feels. This is a really quirky, cute and funny book that I think would make a very entertaining movie.

throne-of-glass-sarah-j-maasThrone of Glass by Sarah J Maas – This would be an epic movie, and I know that it has been optioned for a TV show but that has happened yet so I can still put it on this list. Throne of Glass follows this kickass assassin named Celaena Sardothian who enters a competition where you fight to the death to become the king’s personal assassin. This book has a lot of action and is a very gripping read. It would make a killer movie that I honestly think would do really well.

Those are some books I think would make great movies and I hope you enjoyed. Sorry about no not posting anything yesterday, stuff came up! Anyways don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Camp NaNoWriMo Prep #1 and also comment below any other books you think would make good movies.

 

Series I Need to Finish!

I am pretty good about finishing series, trilogies and duologies when I start them, but there a few that I for some unknown reason haven’t finished.

sixSix of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo – I have read the first book, Six of Crows and thought it was a pretty amazing book yet I still haven’t finished the final book, Crooked Kingdom. The books is just sitting on my shelf, waiting for me to read it and hopefully I will get to it this year!

throneofglasssetThrone of Glass series by Sarah J Maas – I really enjoyed reading the first book in this series, Throne of Glass and even the second book, Crown of Midnight, but for some reason it took me FOREVER to finish Heir of Fire and even then, I didn’t enjoy it as much as I hoped. The sixth and final book is coming out this year and at this point I don’t know when I am going to continue on with this series.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series by Rick Riordan – There is only two books out at the moment and I have both, but still haven’t got around to reading this second one, Hammer of Thor. I really want to read it though because I loved Sword of Summer! Is was witty and such a fun and fast paced read so I hope I get to the next book in the next few months.

Kiss of Deception trilogy by Mary E. Pearson – I read Kiss of Deception either two or one years ago and I liked it a lot. It was very action packed, and I also really enjoyed reading in all of our characters POV which is rare for me when there are multiple. The final book came out last year but I still need to catch up and read the second one, Heart of Betrayal!

Those are the 4 main series that I haven’t finished but really want to and I hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Reading Update!

 

Book Recommendations!!!

This book recommendations blog post will be a bit different then others because I will be recommending the books in a different way. This is inspired by Sasha Alsberg’s (abookutopia on YouTube) recommendation video “If you like this book then you’ll like this book.” Confusing? You’ll understand if you read the recommendations below!

If you like Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi then you will like Legend by Marie Lu. These two trilogies are both dystopian and have a similar feel to them, plus they are just amazing books and you will devour each and every one of them!

If you like Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell then you will like Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. Again, these are the same genre (contemporary) but they are quite different yet there is a resemblance to the other. I love both these books so much and I know you all will too!

If you like Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas than you will like Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. These are both amazing fantasy books that will captivate you from the beginning! It takes me a bit to get into fantasy like this but once I did I could not put it down!

If you like Twilight by Stephanie Meyer than you will LOVE Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I recently just finished the Vampire Academy series and it is amazing! And obviously if you like Twilight you will like Vampire Academy because they both have the same feel to them!

If you like The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy you will like Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout. These are both sci fi books that I personally adore and everyone else who reads them seems to love them as well so…Read them!!!

Those are a few recommendations and I hope you liked them!

June Wrap Up

June is almost over so I decided it was about time I share with you guys all the books I managed to read in June! Like May, June was a really great reading month and I managed to complete a total of 7 books! Here they are:

Blood Promise by Richelle Mead was the first book I finished in June and it is the 4th book in the Vampire Academy series. I really liked this book and a lot of very important things happened that totally blew my mind…4.5/5 stars!

The Crown by Kiera Cass is the second book I read this month and it is also the last book in the Selection series which I am really sad to see end. I enjoyed this book and I felt like it did a decent job of tying up all the loose ends but sadly I wasn’t blown away by it. 3/5 stars!

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare is a book I completed for my English class and I actually ended up enjoying a lot more than I thought…because I liked it as much as I did I am hoping to read another book by Shakespeare this summer! 3/5 stars

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes…can we just take a moment to recognize how sad and amazing this book was. I really, really loved this book and I couldn’t put it down once I picked it up. It told such a realistic story which I personally really appreciated but really every aspect of it was amazing. 5/5 stars!

Legend by Marie Lu is a 5th book I read this month and I cannot believe it took me this long to pick it up! Oh well, I’ve read it now. I loved this book and I thought the whole plot line was fun, exciting and interesting and I was on the edge of my seat with every page! Just picked up the 2nd book so I cannot wait to continue! 4.5/5 stars!

Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead is the 5th book in the Vampire Academy series and oh my god this book was fantastic! Every part was just so fun and exciting that I kept turning the page wanting to find out what happens next. I am really sad I am almost done the series but I am so pumped to read the final book! 5/5 stars

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo is the final book on my wrap up. I am currently reading this and am about half way done but I already love it so much! All the characters are really unique and complex and I love each and everyone of them honestly. 4.5/5 stars…so far.

That was my wrap up and I hope you liked it 🙂

June TBR!

I cannot wait for June because it means the end of school and more reading time! I don’t have that hard of exams this year so I am still hoping to read a good amount of books by the end of this month. My reading challenge is to at least read 50 books this year and by the end of June I should have read 25 and I am 22 so I think I can make it! Anyways here is my June TBR!

Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead is the first book I am hoping to finish in June because it is my current read. I am about halfway done and I am really, really liking it. The first 2 books in this series were a tiny bit slow for me but the story is really picking up the pace in the third one and I am very happy about that! If you want a more detailed summary of this series you can check out my last post: Series to Binge Read, because I talk about it in there.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas is a book I really want to finish this month because it has been on my shelf forever. I am not the biggest high fantasy lover but I do love Sarah J Maas’s Throne of Glass series so I am hoping to love this equally as much!

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen is another book I have had forever and since it is a contemporary novel it will throw me into a more summery mood hopefully. This book has good reviews on goodreads too so that motivates me to finally pick it up!

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo is the last book I want to get to by the end of June. I recently bought this book because I have only heard fantastic things so I really want to jump on the bandwagon and love this book as much as every other person on this planet.

Book Haul!!! (May 2016)

I just recently was on a short “vacation” because I had a few extra days off school and obviously over those few days I accumulated some books. Luckily not an over alarming amount but just three books which I think is a pretty good amount. Please comment any books you recently got or are going to get soon! Oh and it would mean a lot of you checked out my last post How To: Write a Novel and comment if you want more blog posts like that!

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo is the first book in her newest series. I have seen this everywhere on YouTube and it has gotten so many amazing reviews that I was dying to buy it for myself and now I have and I am so excited to read it! I am not really sure what it is about but I know I will love it.

Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead which is the third book in the Vampire Academy series. I recently finished the second one so I got the third one to continue on because I am really enjoying the series! I like how easy it is to read and I am excited to see what happens next.

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi is the final book I purchased and is the first book in the Shatter Me trilogy which is absolutely amazing. I also recently read all three of these books but I borrowed them from the library so I finally got myself a copy of the first book and I am so excited to have it. Hopefully soon I will be getting the rest of the trilogy…once I get some money again.

Thanks for reading my book haul, I hope you liked it!

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