Fall Reading Recommendations!

Fall is my favourite month because the weather has cooled down so it isn’t 100 hundred degrees anymore, and it is the perfect time of the year to curl up and read a good book with a cup of hot tea or coffee. Personally, I feel like the books I read in the fall are more heavy and dark books, so here are a few recommendations!

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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This is the perfect book to read in the fall because it is dark and mystical and is definitely a page turner. The Raven Boys follows a cast of different characters and one of them is Blue Sargent, a girl from a family of psychics who doesn’t seem to possess the same gift. That is until one night she sees a ghost of the soon-to-be dead and he introduces himself as Gansey. Blue is mystified at how she could see him, but when she meets the real Gansey one day, things flip upside down. I really enjoyed this book and am excited to continue on with the series this fall!

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

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Throne of Glass is a dark, high fantasy series that has magic and assassins, and is overall a very complex and interesting story. While I am not a huge fan of the books after book two, I did really enjoy this first one and am dying to give it a re read. Throne of Glass follows an assassin named Calaena Sardothian who has been let out of a slave camp so she can participate in a tournament to become the king’s personal assassin. There is a lot of action, romance and adventure and while it has been a while since I first read it, I remember that I loved it!

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger by Stephen King

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I would say all of Stephen King’s books are very dark, so I had to add one to the list. This is the first book in The Dark Tower series, which has been recently adapted into a movie. Since I have only seen the movie and haven’t read the book (yet), and since the setting sounds pretty complex I won’t try to explain it because I would probably not do it justice! It does sounds like a very adventurous and entertaining read though, and am excited to get to it this fall.

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

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This is a contemporary book that follows a girl named Mia Hall. Mia strives to get accepted into Julliard and live out her dreams of playing the cello, but that is all jeopardized when she and her family get into a car crash. We follow Mia in the past and present, and learn more about her as well as what is going on around her during the crash. This is also a movie, which I really enjoyed, and is dark and sad, but also happy and fluffy a lot of the time!

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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The Hunger Games may be one of the darkest books out there because of its concept…but I think that is what makes it so appealing. The Hunger Games, if you didn’t know, follows our main character Katniss who lives in a society where at the age of 12, you are reaped among others to participate in the Hunger Games, where 24 kids are placed in an arena and forced to kill each other to win. The movies are amazing and the books are also good and very fall appropriate so definitely check them out if you haven’t already!

Those are five book recommendations for fall and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Reading/Writing Update!

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Long Reads!

I do enjoy my quick, easy reads, but it is also nice to fully indulge in a book for several hundred pages. If you too enjoy long reads then here are a few recommendations!

lady-midnight-by-cassandra-clareLady Midnight by Cassandra Clare – This is a pretty thick book, being almost seven hundred pages long, but it is absolutely fantastic. You do have to read all of Cassandra Clare’s other books before you read this one, but trust me, it is so worth it. Lady Midnight follows a group of Shadowhunters (half human half angel) who try to uncover the mystery of Emma Carstairs’ parents’ death, but it turns out to be more than they bargained for. A story with a great cast of characters and a thrilling plot!

SaintAnythingSaint Anything by Sarah Dessen – This book is a little over four hundred pages, and that is quite a lot for a contemporary, but since summer is here it is a definite read. Saint Anything is about a girl named Sydney who is used to being in the shadows, unseen and unheard. But when her brother does something that puts a spotlight on the entire family, she finds that she can’t outrun it. I just flew through this book, and I definitely believe it is one of Sarah Dessen’s best work.

anemberintheashesAn Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – An Ember in the Ashes is a fantastic book that was easily one of my favourite reads of 2015. It was action packed, and had some drops of romance here and there. An Ember in the Ashes follows two perspectives, Laia and Elias. Laia is on the run after her brother was taken by the Empire, and Elias is trying to escape the Empire. We follow these two misfits as their paths intertwine and they face a series of deadly challenges. It is a gripping read that you will devour whole.

throne-of-glass-sarah-j-maasThrone of Glass by Sarah J Maas – In this series, the books just keep getting larger and larger, but I am okay with that. Throne of Glass follows a badass assassin, Celeana Sardothien, who is being given the option to leave the slavery camp she is trapped in forever, or work for the king. She jumps at the offer only to be faced with a series of battles to the death, in order to become the King’s personal assassin. This is a book with lots of epic fight scenes, and scenes that will keep you on your toes and wanting more!

the-unexpected-everything-9781481404549_hrThe Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson – For a contemporary this thing is HUGE, being over five hundred pages and all. The Unexpected Everything follows a girl named Andie who had her whole summer mapped out. She had a great internship lined up, was on the way to have a quick summer romance, and was ready to have epic adventures with her friends. That is, until her father, a popular congressman, is involved in a political scandal and her plans dramatically change. This is another fun, summery read that I definitely recommend since summer is around the corner!

Those are some longer book recommendations to read and I hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Writer’s Motivation Pack!

Never Will I Ever Book Tag!

I was tagged by Ann at https://annthebookmaster.wordpress.com/ so thank you, and definitely check out her post as well as her blog!

Never Will I Ever Ship This: Pick a Book/Series OTP That You Will Never Ship

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For this, I definitely have to go with Chaol and Celaena from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas. I did not agree with that ship at all because one, I am a DorianxCalaena shipper and also I just didn’t think they went that well together! Chaol is too uptight for Calaena which is why I haven’t and never will ship this OTP.

Never Will I Ever Forget This Ending: Pick a Book/Series Ending You Will Never Forget (In a Good or Bad Way)

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This was difficult because there are a lot of endings I will never forget, whether it is in a good way or a bad way. I will say that at the moment, the ending for Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare had me shook, and lets be honest, it still does. I won’t spoil anything for anyone who hasn’t read it, but if you have, you know what I mean. Those last few lines though!

Never Will I Ever Get Over this Character’s Death: Pick a Character Death from a Book/Series That You Will Never Stop Mourning (Give Spoiler Warning)

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Okay, I am kind of bending the rules a bit because I am choosing a two characters from The Vampire Diaries TV show, but it is also book so at the same time its all okay. So if you haven’t completed all the seasons of The Vampire Diaries, than don’t keep reading!!!

So I have two for this answer at that is Jeremy’s death in season six, I think, because it was so heartbreaking to watch Elena lose not only her parents, but her brother as well. I know he comes back and all, like everyone seems to, but still, it broke me! Another that actually stayed dead, is Stefan Salvatore in that final episode…I cried so hard and will never stop mourning him.

Never Will I Ever Stop Crying Over this Book: Pick a Book/Series That You Will Always Cry Over (In a Good or Bad Way)

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The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan! I chose this because even though it wasn’t all I was expecting, I cried because the series that I had been reading for years and years had ended and my favourite characters would no longer be in the spotlight anymore. I knew I would see Percy and Annabeth and the others in other Rick Riordan books, but this was the end of their adventures and the thought just makes me cry an ocean of tears!

Never Will I Ever Read this Book/Series: Pick a Book/Series You Will Never Read

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I was going to say The Vampire Diaries by LJ Smith, but I decided to change it up a bit and so I went with The 100 by Kass Morgan. I absolutely love the TV show, especially this current season, but I do not see myself ever picking up the book series just because I have heard from many reliable sources, that it is nowhere near as fantastic as the TV series. I don’t like saying never though, so possibly one day I will give it a try, but at this point, I don’t see myself reading it any time soon.

Never Will I Ever Stop Raving About this Book/Series:  Pick a Book/Series You Will Never Stop Raving About

 

I have to go with two different series for this, just because I think they are both amazing. The first is, of course, The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare because not only does it hold a lot of sentimental value to me, but I also just love the characters, the story and the world. The second series is the Ruby Red trilogy by Kerstin Gier which is just such an interesting and fun trilogy on time travel that I recommend to as many people as possible!

Never Will I Ever Lend this Book/Series to a Friend: Pick a Book/Series You Will Never Let Anyone Borrow

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My Harry Potter series by JK Rowling because not only is it the beautiful UK edition, but it is also all paperback meaning it bends easily. I want everyone to read Harry Potter but they can just go to the library and pick up the series instead of ruining my gorgeous book covers!

I tag whoever wants to do this tag!

That is all for the Never Will I Ever Book Tag and thanks again, Ann, for tagging me to do this fun tag! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: May 2017 Talk!

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!

 

Top 5 Fantasy Books

Fantasy is an amazing genre and I am sure plenty of you agree. I’m about to share with you my all time favourite fantasy books. Some of these books might be urban fantasy, epic fantasy, middle grade fantasy but they are all the same fantasy. Don’t forget to comment below you’re favourite fantasy books!

  1. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare – This is the first book to Cassandra Clare’s new series and when I read it I thought I couldn’t love the Shadowhunter world more but I was wrong. I fell in love with this book and I just loved how quickly everything moved and the whole cast of characters. I adore this book just as much as The Mortal Instruments series but I can only pick one to my number 1 and I just had to choose this!
  2. City of Glass by Cassandra – Cassandra Clare is my favourite author and the book this series comes from (The Mortal Instruments) is my favourite series. This series may not have the best grammar and structure but the story itself is fun, unique and thrilling which is all I need. The characters are also super 3D and relatable and I don’t know how you could not like this series!
  3. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas – A Court of Thorns of Roses is such a fantastic novel that took me so long to actually complete but when I did I was smacking myself in the face. It’s magical, steamy, and just incredible! I recommend all of Sarah J Maas’s books to anyone but A Court of Thorns and Roses is my favourite of hers.
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling – I am currently re reading this amazing series and I just completed the 4th one, Goblet of Fire, and I forgot how much I loved it! I just find that watching the Triwizard tournament take place is so fun and exciting. I cannot wait to continue re reading this wonderful series but the 4th one is definitely my favourite of the 7!
  5. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas – Surprise surprise, another Sarah J Maas novel. Honestly though, Sarah J Maas just has such a beautiful, rich writing style that I cannot seem to get enough of. Also she writes fantastic characters like Celeana who is such a cool and strong female character that just really shines throughout this novel. I cannot wait to read the last book in this series but I am so sad it is coming to an end!

That is my list of my top 5 favourite fantasy books and I hope you enjoyed 🙂

Top 5 Books I Want to Re Read

I love re reading books so I decided to make a list of books I want to re read!

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare – This is definitely one of my favourite books in the series, and I definitely will be re reading it soon. This is the third book in the Mortal Instruments which is my all time favourite series!!!

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins – I looooove Stephanie Perkin’s books and Lola is one of my favourites. It’s just such a fun, cute, and easy read that I think anybody would love to read. Especially in the summer!

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas – I read this book for the first time last summer so its been a while, and I am dying to get back in the Throne of Glass world so I am looking forward to picking it up again! If you haven’t read this series you NEED too!

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – This book is AMAZING and I really want to re read it before the second book comes out this August! I am so excited because I am positive it will be just as amazing, if not better than the first.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief – This was the first series I had read that got me into reading so I have a very sentimental love for this book…that, and it is AWESOME! Please read it if you haven’t because it is fun, adventurous, and hilarious!

Those are five books I really want to re read and if you haven’t read any of these please do because they are all such amazing books!

 

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!

Books I Want to Be Movies

Here are some of the books that I personally think would be very good movies or TV shows if done correctly. Comment the books you think would make great movies/shows!

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas. I know that there has been talk that this show has been optioned for a TV series and I really hope it becomes one because I think if they do everything right, the TV show will be amazing. It is about the assassin who competes in this competition to become the King’s assassin and its fantastic. Game of Thrones lovers would adore this.

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer would also make a great TV show if done correctly. It is a fantasy/sci-fi book series that is about people on the moon trying to take control over earth and I just think it would make to be a very interesting and enjoyable TV show that everyone would love.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins would be a cute, adorable movie in my opinion. It is about this girl named Anna who is forced to attend a boarding school in Paris and I just think it would be a great movie that falls under the quirky romance category.

The Lux series by Jennifer L Armentrout would make really good movies I think. The books are just so easy and fun to read that I think the movies would be as well. If the casting and script was done correctly I think this could easily be one of my favourite movie adaptations.

The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan could be a TV show as well BUT ONLY IF THEY DO IT RIGHT. The Percy Jackson movies were a fail but I feel like they could make it up by turning the spin off series into an action packed TV show!

Those are some of the books I think would make entertaining TV shows or movies and I hope you found it interesting:)

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Standing Ovation Book Recommendations!

So I decided to recommend the best of the best of books because we all want to read books that won’t let us down! Here are some books that I find are absolutely amazing if you haven’t read them you need to right now!

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare is an amazing first book to her new series The Dark Artifices. PLEASE READ: You absolutely MUST read the rest of her Shadowhunter novels (The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices) otherwise you will not know at all what is going on…but this book is just so fantastic and so far it is my favourite book of the year!

Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout is another amazing first book to her series, The Lux series. It is such a quick and easy read and it grips you until the end!

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas is a fantastic book with such rich, interesting writing! If you are in the mood for high fantasy you must pick this up.

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan is the spin-off series of Percy Jackson which is one my favourite series ever. Obviously you must read the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series before diving into these books but it is so worth it. The first series is definitely directed to more middle grade readers but I enjoy it just as much. In my opinion, the Heroes of Olympus series is more mature and easier for older readers to read.

Those are a few of my recommendations and I tried to switch it up a bit and not keep recommending the same books over and over so there you go!