Top Ten Tuesday: Books Series I Am Looking Forward to Reading/Finishing

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Top Ten Tuesday was originally hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish and is now over at Jana’s blog, That Artsy Reader Girl.

I love freebie week, so of course I wanted to talk about book series! While I like a good stand alone novel, the series are where it’s at. I love going on an adventure with the characters and exploring new worlds. I just hate when it all has to come to an end. For this list I have chosen books that I have either started reading and still need to finish, or series that I am looking forward to starting.

1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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I am near enough halfway through this series and I am going to try my best to read the rest before the final book comes out later on this year. I can’t wait to dive back into it and find out what will happen to the characters that I love.

2. A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

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I have only read the first book so far, but I have the second one ready and waiting on my book shelf. I will be aiming to read the last two this year as I have heard that they only get better, especially with the last one. I will probably end up reading more of Schwab’s work because she is amazing.

3. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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After having read the first and the second book in this series, I am just waiting to get paid so I can finally read the last in this trilogy. After the ending in the second one I can’t wait to find out what happens to everyone and what the fate of Ravka will be. Plus, once I do I can then move on to Six of Crows (which I am most excited about).

4. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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As this book is my favourite of 2018 so far, it is only right that I be so excited about reading the rest in the trilogy. This world is so rich and magical, the characters feel so real, and the conflicts are some of the best I’ve read. 2019 seems a while away, but I can’t wait for more of Adeyemi’s writing.

5. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

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Can the next book just come out already! I am dying to find out what happens to the three queens, especially after what happened in One Dark Throne. I am so invested in this story, I have bought all the novellas just to keep me going until Two Dark Reigns comes out. I just hope it is worth the wait.

6. The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

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I’m not sure how many books Clayton will end up doing set within this world, but I know for definite that there is another book after The Belles. I can’t wait to see more of this dark, whimsical and fantasical world, as well as the characters who are so conflicted. Fingers crossed it is as good as this was, because I loved it.

7. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

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Already there are ARCs of The Wicked King out in the world and I want one so badly! I am going to be insanely jealous of anyone who gets the chance to read it, whereas I have to wait until next January (curls into a ball and cries). Everyone should read this series, it’s amazing.

8. Scythe by Neal Shusterman

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I have heard so much about this book (as well as the sequel) and I am so tempted to buy it. I watch Peruseproject (aka Regan) and she has read them recently and is getting her boyfriend to read them now as well. I feel like I am missing out so I need to catch up.

9. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

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Again, another series I have heard Regan talk about a lot on her channel and I even have the first book on my shelf. The only thing that has stopped me from reading it is that I know that if I love it, I will want the others. With six in the series (which is now complete, I think) I need to be able to afford them all at once if I love it and want to read them one after the other.

10. Furyborn by Claire Legrand

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A debut novel and the first in a series that I am so excited to read. I pre-ordered this bad boy, which comes out in June, and it still seems so far away, I just need it now. I follow the author on social media and every time I see little bits of information I just get more excited. If you haven’t heard about this book then you need to check it out.

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And that is my complete list. Of course, there are lots of other books I am looking forward to reading but I would be here all day if I were to list them.

What series are you looking forward to reading the most?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Liked But Will Never Re-Read

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Top Ten Tuesday was originally hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish and is now over at Jana’s blog, That Artsy Reader Girl.

I missed out on last weeks topic but this weeks is a good one and I just couldn’t pass up on the opportunity. This time we are talking out the books that we loved back when we read them, but would never pick up again for one reason or another. For me, this included going onto Goodreads and going through all the books I’ve read over the years. It was fairly easy for me to see which ones I loved the most (even if I wrote terrible reviews) and I found that I could remember some very well.

1. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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I devoured this series when I first read it, which wasn’t long after I started getting into Young Adult books. Everything about this series was amazing and I even went on to read the spin-offs (but I never finished reading them). However, I don’t think I would go back and read them because I’m not sure I would like them as much. My tastes have changed a lot since I was 15 years old.

2. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

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I can’t even tell you how many times I read this book when I first got it. Obviously, it was my favourite series and I was fan-girling hard over Edward Cullen (weren’t we all). However, I don’t think I could bring myself to read this series again, just because I know it would be bad compared to the standards of the authors I now read. But I can appreciate it for what it was and how it grew my love for reading again.

3. Divergent by Veronica Roth

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At the time of reading these I was into the dystopian genre and couldn’t get enough, especially of these characters (although I never finished reading the series). Nowadays, I am much more into fantasy and I don’t think I would pick up a dystopian book again, definitely not Divergent as I am past it.

4. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

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I loved this series when I read it, mainly because it was based off of Greek mythology and you can’t get better than that. I may not be able to remember most of the details on this book (I only remember bits) but I’m not sure if I would re-read them again. There is also the fact that I seem to have misplaced the series and can’t find it.

5. Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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I swear I spent most of teenage years reading books by Jennifer Armentrout. She knew how to write characters that you could fall in love with. However, I don’t think I would re-read the series now. I still have them on my book shelf so the opportunity is there, I just don’t think I will take it. Too many new books to read.

6. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

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Ah, this book. Right around the same time I was reading Twilight and The Vampire Diaries, this book entered my life and took over. I loved this book, LOVED it. I did fanart (terrible fanart) and I can’t deny it, I had a book crush on Patch. However, I’m not sure how well this book has aged and I’m not sure I want to find out.

7. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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The Night Circus has had so many mixed views over the years, and while I may have loved it at the time, I’m not sure how I would feel about it now. It’s not something I’m willing to find out as I want to keep the memories alive.

8. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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I was part of the group that read the books before the movies came out (although I still don’t like who they chose to play Katniss and Peeta) and I loved the series. I flew through the trilogy so quickly and the surprising thing is that I only read them once. Maybe once was enough, and as I mentioned earlier, I don’t read dystopian anymore.

9. Fallen by Lauren Kate

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I’m going to start by saying that I love all the covers in this series, even if the books did progressively get worse for me. However, I really enjoyed the first (one I read around the time of Hush, Hush) and I was loving the idea behind it. I can’t remember details (and I haven’t watched the movie) but I don’t think I will be touching this series ever again.

10. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

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The Vampire Academy is my all time favourite series and of course I read the spin-off series Bloodlines. However, as much as I loved them, I only ever read the first two books (the third is still on my shelf) and I’m not sure I would be able to read this series again to catch up. There’s a possibility I might, but there are so many amazing books out now that it would be tough.

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Those are all my picks! There are probably more that I could have added and I had to pick and choose for a few slots, but it is finished.

What books would you never pick up again, even if you loved them?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books With Incredible Fantasy Worlds

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Top Ten Tuesday was originally hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish and is now over at Jana’s blog, That Artsy Reader Girl.

This weeks topic was originally about the top ten books that take place in another country and seeing as how I only tend to read fantasy, I thought I’d switch it up a little. So, I thought back to all the books I had been reading recently and the worlds that they take place in. Which ones did I love the most? What worlds would I want to visit if I could? Here are my picks.

1. The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

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Based off of New Orleans, the world in which The Belles is set was fantastical, colourful and incredibly imaginative. With post balloons and teacup animals (yes, there are tiny versions of elephants and such) it was so unique and a pleasure to read. I can’t wait to explore more in the next instalment.

2. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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I haven’t even finished reading this book yet, but I am completely enthralled by the world that has been created based off of West African mythology. It’s incredible and so vivid that I feel as if I am there with the characters. I cannot wait to sink my teeth deeper into this book and find out more.

3. A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

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With three different London’s and worlds to visit, you are spoilt for choice with this book. Of course, I would choose to go to Red London and explore the magical streets and festivals. I have yet to read the rest of this trilogy, but you can be sure I will get to it this year.

4. The Grishaverse Books by Leigh Bardugo

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After reading the collection of fairy tales, I was completely drawn into this world, even more so when I read the first two books of the Grisha trilogy. The magic system is amazing, the world vast with different climates, and a darkness that I am drawn to. I can’t wait to finish this off and start Six of Crows.

5. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

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I loved the idea of the story being set on an island that is completely separate from the rest of the world and the three main groups of people liveing apart from one another. The magic is mysterious and strange, which only makes it more appealing. The first two books have been great and I am looking forward to the third one coming out this year.

6. Everless by Sara Holland

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I remember reading this a couple of months ago and being blown away by how unique the story and world were. The concept of time as currency was refreshing and new compared to what I had read before and I loved the mythology and lore that surrounded the characters.

7. Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh

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A darker book, but no less special than the others on this list. I fell in love with the characters and the incredible world that they live in. The Deadlands were so interesting and different, and I was completely captured by what was happening. With the chance to explore more at the end of the book it sets it up perfectly for the second and I can’t wait.

8. To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

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Ah, I love stories set in the ocean. The Little Mermaid was always my favourite Disney movie and I loved the magical world in To Kill A Kingdom. We visit many strange and wonderful lands that are part of the 100 Kingdoms, each different from the next and the descriptions were great. It was such a pleasure to visit the world in the standalone novel.

9. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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Another book with a world that is cruel, dangerous, yet wonderful at the same time. As the books go on we get to see more of the world that Sarah J. Maas has created and how imaginative she can be with her descriptions. Not to mention the creatures that live in certain areas. I can’t wait to discover more!

10. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

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This list wouldn’t be complete without an entry into the world of the Fae and Holly Black has created one of the best worlds that I have had the pleasure of visiting. It is dark and dangerous, as well as enticing. What I would give to go to the parties and wander through the magical woods.

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And there you have it! My favourite fantasy worlds to date. What would you choose to visit if you could?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books at the Top of My Spring TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday was originally hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish and is now over at Jana’s blog, That Artsy Reader Girl.

With the amount of snow we’ve had over the last few weeks it hasn’t really felt like Spring yet, even though it’s supposed to be. I’m still waiting for the flowers to bloom and for the trees to be full with leaves again, but it seems to be a while away now. My favourite season (mainly because I’m a Spring baby) lasts for a few months and I plan on filling it with some amazing books!

1. Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

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I was so excited to see that I got accepted to read Ash Princess on NetGalley. It sounds amazing and is definitely one that I want to read before the release date. Hopefully I will love it and then I can tell you all to head out and buy it.

2. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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I actually pre-ordered this a while ago and haven’t had the chance to read it yet as I’ve been too into all of Leigh Bardugo’s books (they’re so good!). There is a lot of hype surrounding this book and a lot of love. I just hope that I end up enjoying it as much as others have.

3. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

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As the last book in the series is coming out in October I need to get my ass into gear and finish reading the rest of this series. I loved the first three so much and I really hope the rest are as good. I’ve heard a few people say that they are good, not great, but I’ll have to be the judge of that.

4. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

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After I finish Siege and Storm I’m going to take a little break from the trilogy, but I will definitely be finishing it off during the Spring because I am dying to see what happens with these characters. I love the unique world and Bardugo’s style of writing, so I can’t wait to read more.

5. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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How could I not go on to read the first book of her duology after finishing the Grisha trilogy? Everyone seems to love this book and the characters, and I really felt like I’ve been missing out. No more, I say!

6. A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab

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Last year I read A Darker Shade of Magic and I adored it! I had never read anything like it and I have been meaning to carry on with the series since then. With the amount of long weekends I have coming up it is time to get on with the reading. So many people talk about the ending to this trilogy and I feel like I need to know what happens. Soon.

7. Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

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One of my aims for Spring is to finally finish reading Zenith. I haven’t picked it up since the end of February and it is about time that I did. I was over halfway through and I was starting to enjoy it more when I hit a reading slump. It is possible that it influenced my feelings on the book so I’m willing to give it another go.

8. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

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Slowly I have become more interested in mythology again and I’m finding myself drawn to Norse mythology. Back at Christmas I ordered this on my Kindle (mainly because it was cheap) and I have decided to add it to my Spring TBR at long last.

9. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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Having read Throne of Glass, I figured I should give Maas’ other series a go. Again, I’ve heard some amazing things and after watching PeruseProject’s recent YouTube video I decided that it would be sooner rather than later.

10. The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

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I have had this on another TBR list before, but this time I really do want to read it. Like with all the other books on this list I have heard some great things and I know there is another coming out in the series soon.

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With my birthday coming up this list might change a little (I know my dad has gotten me a few books) but I am going to try and read them all before we get halfway through the year. Wish me luck! What are you looking forward to reading the most?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Took Me Completely By Surprise

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Top Ten Tuesday was originally hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish and is now over at Jana’s blog, That Artsy Reader Girl.

This weeks topic is all about the books that took us by surprise, and it was left to us to choose whether it would be in a good or a bad way.

We pick up a book because we want to enjoy it, we want to connect with the characters and the journey they embark on. Sometimes a book takes us by surprise because we love it so much, and that has happened on a few occasions for me. There have been times when I went into reading a book and didn’t expect too much, only to be blown away by the story telling.

Below are all the books that wormed their way into my heart and took me completely by surprise.

1. The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

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I had never read any of Leigh Bardugo’s books before, so I figured a great place to start would be her collection of dark fairy tales set in the Grishaverse that she created. It was the best decision I’ve made. I was completely blown away by the writing, the vivid descriptions and the characters. I read the whole thing in less than 24 hours, something I haven’t done in a very long time. Now I am reading Shadow and Bone, the start of her trilogy, and I’m already loving it.

2. To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

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A debut novel that I received from NetGalley, and one that took me by surprise. While I was in a slump reading this, it didn’t take away from the fact that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The characters were amazing, the dialogue was natural and the action sequences were fast paced and easy to follow. This book had everything for me and found a place in my heart.

3. The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

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Another 2018 debut novel that I fell head over heels for. This book was incredibly vivid, full of beautiful descriptions, unique ideas and a dark undertone that I loved. Dhonielle Clayton created a fantasy world that was bright with colours and I could see everything clearly. While I was given this book to review from NetGalley, I would head out and buy a copy for myself to keep.

4. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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I went into this book carefully because I had heard so many amazing things, but I didn’t want to get my hopes up and in the end I loved it. I was a little surprised it lived up to the hype (hype can be dangerous) and then proceeded to buy the rest of the series. I’ve read the first three in the series and cannot wait to continue with it in the near future.

5. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

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I had no idea that this book series would mean so much to me when I first started reading them. I have only read them once (a re-read is in order) and I couldn’t get enough of the characters, the story and the world that Mead created. It is still one of my top ten series and I hope it stays that way, although there are some amazing books coming out, and series that I still need to complete.

6. Everless by Sara Holland

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The third and final debut novel of 2018 on this list (there are so many amazing books this year). Everless is based on such a unique idea with characters that you root for and plot twists that take your breath away. I can’t wait until I can enter this world again in the second book when it comes out.

7. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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I don’t read thrillers often and, in fact, this was my first book of that genre and I loved it. I was hooked from the beginning, trying to guess everything and I just kept turning the pages until I found out. I surprised myself with how much I enjoyed this book, so much so that I went on to read her second novel, Into the Water.

8. A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

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I picked up this book because of PeruseProject over on YouTube after she mentioned it in quite a few of her videos. I had no idea what to expect, but I ended up loving this incredible fantasy world and it has made me want to read the rest of her books. I have the second instalment sitting on my shelf, waiting for me.

9. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

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It had been a while since I read a book by Kendare Blake, but since I enjoyed her Anna Dressed In Blood duology I figured I would give Three Dark Crowns a go. Well, this series just blew me away, the second book is definitely my favourite so far and I am super excited to see where the series will go when the next book comes out later on this year.

10. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

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Another book that was seriously hyped up. I went into this hoping I would like it and I ended up loving the dark and twisted tale. It had been a while since I read a book about faeries and I loved Black’s spin on the folklore and the mingling of humans with the race. Now that the cover for the second has been released, I am counting down the days until I can read it.

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I’m sure there will be more books in the future that surprise me, in good and bad ways, and I can’t wait to discover the ones that will become my favourites. What would be in your top ten?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Would Read Again

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Top Ten Tuesday was originally hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish and is now over at Jana’s blog, That Artsy Reader Girl.

This weeks topic is all about books we could re-read forever. I’ve changed it a little (as I tend to not re-read books that often) to what I would read again in the future, whether that’s a year from now, five or even ten! These are books that hold a special place in my heart, ones that I know I will get around to again.

1. The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

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I have only ever read this series once and since then it has been my all time favourite. I felt everything with this book. I laughed, I cried, I was angry and I got the ending I wanted. This will definitely be re-read in the future, possibly even this year.

2. The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

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One of my favourite debuts from an author this year and it was so easy to give The Belles five stars. Everything about this book was perfect, so imaginative with dark undertones, and it was a delight to read. I received it from NetGalley, but I am very close to buying a copy so I have it in person. That’s how much I loved this book.

3. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

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While I haven’t read all of the books in the series, I did see the films (which I still love) and a few of the audio books. I’m still upset that they never made The Horse and His Boy into a film because that was my favourite audio book (I used to listen to them when I fell asleep at night). One day I will buy the books again and start reading them.

4. Throne of Glass by Sarah. J. Maas

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While I haven’t finished this series yet, I just know that it is going to be a favourite of mine and one day I will read them again. I read the first book so quickly and loved how descriptive the writing was.

5. A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

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Again, another series that I have yet to finish, but one that has captivated me and I am sure to read again at some point in the future. I need to get my hands on all of Schwab’s books because her writing is incredible.

6. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

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I adore these book and cannot wait until the next instalment is out later on this year. They are so dark and twisted, a total page turner and a series that is likely to remain on my shelves as I will want to read them again at some point.

7. Goddess Summoning by P. C. Cast

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One of the first adult series I read that perfectly captured my love for Greek mythology, this series is one that I remember devouring. I still have one book of the series left to read that I am probably going to get to in the coming months. Maybe it will spur me into reading some of my favourite ones again, such as Goddess of Spring.

8. The Hunger Games by Susan Collins

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I read this series before they even said the films were being made and I absolutely loved it. I was big into dystopian at the time (it was the ‘in’ thing) and this series kept me hooked. The films were great as well, not as good as the books, so I hope that one day I get the chance to read them again.

9. Everless by Sara Holland

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Again, another debut novel from 2018 that I couldn’t get enough of. I flew through this book because the idea was so unique and different from anything I had read before, and I need the next book. I don’t know if this is going to be a duology, but you can guarantee that I will be reading this again before it comes out.

10. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

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How could I not have Twilight on this list? I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve read this series, far too many to count, and I would love to read them. Even if it was for the last time, I need to do it. After all, this is the series that put my love of reading into high gear.

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And there are my top ten books! What would you choose to add to your list?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m No Longer Interested In Reading

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Top Ten Tuesday was originally hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish and is now over at Jana’s blog, That Artsy Reader Girl.

Not too long ago I did a massive clear out of my TBR list on Goodreads because I had over 1,000 books on there. Granted, most of them were from when I was active on the site nearly 5 years ago and since then I hadn’t added many. When I began to get back into reading I went back onto the List and whittled it down to just under 100 books. The ones that are left are the ones that I 100% want to read (and need to read).

This week’s topic is all about the books that, at one time, we wanted to read and now are no longer interested in. I had a lot to choose from.

1. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

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It seems kind of silly, but I gave up with this series just before the last book came out, and I don’t even think that I read the fifth instalment. I’m not sure why I stopped, but I would have to re-read the whole series if I wanted to carry on again and I just don’t have time for that at the moment.

2. Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling

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I feel like I’m one of the only people who haven’t read Harry Potter, but there is a very good reason. I was way too young when they came, and even too young to see the films when they first came out. So by the time I was old enough to be interested in reading the books I had already seen about 3 of the films and I just didn’t see much point in reading them then. It’s fine though because I love the films.

3. The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa

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I’m gonna say it, these covers are still some of my favourite. I don’t really like the whole faces-on-covers thing anymore but I do like this series. Unfortunately, I read two of these books and I never finished the series. I have them all on my shelf so I can eventually read them, but I’m not interested at the moment (and I can’t remember what happens in them).

4. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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I was recently looking through my TBR list and saw that this was still there from all those years ago. I asked myself, am I actually going to buy this book? My answer was no, straight away, and I knew it was time to take this off the list.

5. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

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I am probably never going to get around to reading this book, even though it’s on my shelf, and it doesn’t really interest me anymore. I’m pretty sure I started it a few years ago but never got more than 30 pages or so. If I’m not hooked at the beginning, it’s not going to work out.

6. IT by Stephen King

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Why does this book have to be so big? When I was 14 years old I managed to read 300 pages and I stopped. I think I was a little bored, and now that I’ve seen the movie I don’t feel the need to read this anymore. There are lots of other books that I would prefer to spend my time reading.

7. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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Over the years I have seen so many people talking about this book series, but I never bought it, for one reason or another. I’m not even sure why it was still on my TBR because I will never get around to buying it now.

8. Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

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Funny story, I actually stopped watching the TV show after season 5 because I found myself getting bored and looking at my phone instead of paying attention to what was happening. Of course, social media has told me everything that happens, so I’m still in the loop. I think I can be sure that I won’t get around to reading these anytime in the future.

9. Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

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I am 99% sure that I added this to my TBR list just because I thought the cover looked pretty. I didn’t even remember anything about what it was supposed to be about until I looked up the synopsis. This one is going off my TBR list, pronto.

10. Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead

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After having loved The Vampire Academy series, I was so sure that I would enjoy Gameboard of the Gods. However, I started this book and quickly got bored. I’m not sure if it was because I wasn’t in the right frame of mind, or it wasn’t my style at the time. I can’t see myself picking this up again anytime soon though.

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What books have you given up with or lost interest in?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books With Incredible Romances

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Top Ten Tuesday was originally hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish and is now over at Jana’s blog, That Artsy Reader Girl.

Tomorrow is Valentines day and you know what that means…It’s the Top Ten Tuesday Love Freebie. We have free reign when it comes to choosing the topic and I decided to go with the top ten books that had incredible romances that I remember to this day.

Stay tuned for a little sneak peak of something at the end…

1. Rose and Dimitri from Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

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I loved the Vampire Academy series and I think a lot of it had to do with the relationship between Rose and Dimitri. I wanted my own Dimitri when I have finished the series. Their scenes were so intense, romantic and they would do anything for each other.

2. Celaena and Chaol from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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While I have only read three books so far in the series, I am rooting for Celaena and Chaol. I have a feeling they won’t end up together, but I have really enjoyed their interactions and the romantic scenes they had together.

3. Zoey and Stark from House of Night by P. C. Cast

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While I couldn’t find any fan art of Zoey and Stark, I loved them together. I stopped reading after the 8th or 9th book and I remember wishing that they would end up together. This series was full of romance and it was incredible for a 15 year old me.

4. Tris and Four from Divergent by Veronica Roth

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I read the books way before the films came out and honestly, this couple was one of my favourites and they were well portrayed on the big screen. I would say they were almost how I imaged them, but I can’t remember exactly.

5. Clary and Jace from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

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This fan art is exactly how I depicted Clary and Jace, because I don’t like either of the actors who have portrayed Jace. I guess they will never match the image I conjured up when I was a teenager.

6. Elena and Stefan from The Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith

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Again, a series I read before it was turned into a TV show, and I am always going to say that Elena should have ended up with Stefan. While I never finished reading the series, I loved their relationship in both the books and the TV show.

7. Bella and Edward from Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

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How can I not mention them on this list. 13 year old me lived for this relationship and the book series. The book that got me into YA and the relationship that started it all.

8. Nora and Path from Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

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The nostalgia is kicking in because I read Hush Hush years ago, but I will never forget the crush that I had on Patch. Who doesn’t love bad boys that are actually angels?

9. Lina and Hades from Goddess of Spring by P. C. Cast

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One of the first adult novels that I read (I loved all the books in this mythology series) and this romance stood out to me the most. It was so different to what I normally read and I may even revisit it one day to see if I enjoy it as much.

10. Raegan and Malakai from My Secret WIP

Surprise! I thought I would add my own characters in to this top ten, because why not? These are the best images that portray the look I have in mind for Raegan and Kai. I won’t give too much of the plot away, but this is a slow burning romance, not everything happens at once, but there is a ton of chemistry between these two characters, as you can see from the few lines I’ve plucked out below.

“Then their lips touched, and a fire sparked to life. At first it was slow, their lips touching tenderly and moving slowly. It was exactly how Raegan had imagined it would be, the softness of them, the plumpness. Her nerves went crazy. Then the fire burned brighter, causing her breath to catch and she opened her lips, inviting him in. It was all the encouragement he needed.”

I won’t give away any more than that. There are probably a few things I would change, but that is for the editing process.

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What would your top ten books be? Do you agree with my choices?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Have Been On My TBR List Forever

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Top Ten Tuesday was originally hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish and is now over at Jana’s blog, That Artsy Reader Girl.

The problem with being a book hoarder is that we are forever buying books and never having the time to read them. So they sit on our shelves, gathering the dust (figuratively speaking because we would never let dust touch our books) and we forget about them.

This weeks topic is all about those books. The ones that we keeping forgetting to read. Or perhaps ones we wished we had bought and still want to buy.

1. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

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Originally added to my Goodreads To-Read list in 2011, I have been wanting to read this for a long time and I even have it on my shelf. I just haven’t gotten around to reading it yet, but I will be looking to change that in 2018.

2. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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I recently just bought this on my Kindle because it was so cheap and it is a book I have been wanting to read since forever.

3. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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Everybody used to rave about this book years ago when it came out and I always wanted to read it, but for one reason or another I didn’t get a chance to. I probably never will, but it’s still on my Goodreads list.

4. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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While this book wasn’t added to my Goodreads To-Read list, I have been wanting to read it for a while now and I finally have the duology on my shelves, just waiting for me to pick them up.

5. Magician by Raymond E. Feist

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My dad actually suggested this book to me because he said the trilogy was incredible and so I bought it a couple of years ago. I did start reading Magician, but I only got around 150 pages in. I can still remember what I read, as clear as day, so I am going to revisit it this year and maybe buy the rest.

6. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

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I am a third of the way through Glass Sword and it has been stuck on my Currently Reading section for a good three or four months now. I just need to plough through it and get to King’s Cage before the final book is released.

7. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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While I read Cinder, I never finished the rest of the series and people have been raving about it. I have no idea where my copy is now, so if I wanted to finish it off I would have to buy it again.

8. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

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A book that has been sitting on my shelf for years. I think I might have started it at some point but lost interest in it for one reason or another. I’m still not sure if I’m going to read it.

9. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

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So, funny story. I really loved Clockwork Angel and started Clockwork Prince…only to stop reading just over halfway. I think this is a series that I need to re-read before I start Lady Midnight.

10. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

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I have heard PeruseProject on YouTube talk about this book a couple of times and I actually added it to my To-Read list way back in 2011. It is still a book that I want to read because I am really into Fantasy at the moment (I have to be if I’m writing a Fantasy book).

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What books are still on your TBR list? Let me know in the comments below.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Really Liked But Can’t Remember Much About

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Top Ten Tuesday was originally hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish and is now over at Jana’s blog, That Artsy Reader Girl.

For this weeks topic I had to head over to Goodreads and consult the list that shows all the books I read years ago. There were so many four and five stars reviews and I honestly cannot remember much of the plot or the characters. I suppose when you’re reading 2 books a week you can only retain so much information.

1. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

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This was when I was going through my mythology phase and I was obsessed with books like this. Unfortunately I hardly remember anything about this book, even though I rated it five stars. I can’t even recall much about the characters and I read the two books afterwards as well. Although, it does make me want to write my own mythology book…There’s an idea.

2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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I only ever read the first book in this series and it is one that I want to get around to finishing, but I would have to re-read Cinder as I can’t remember a thing. I raved about it in my review and I vaguely remember some small details.

3. Embrace by Jessica Shirvington

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I only ever read the first book, although I do have the second one sitting on my shelf as well. This was a time when I was really into books about angels and I loved this. I couldn’t tell you anything about it now, but at the time I raved about it. Especially the gorgeous covers!

4. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

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The first book I read by Kendare Blake and I remember loving the fact that it was from the POV of a guy. I had never read that before and it was different, but enjoyable. Although I don’t remember what happens in this book or the sequel. I think there was a bit of action and a horror element to it, but that’s all.

5. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Well, I adored this book when I read it and it was mainly to do with Daemon. I obviously had a thing for the bad boys (still do in some ways) and it was unique to have a book about aliens. The details are very murky and I can’t remember a lot, but I remember there being action, drama and some hot love scenes.

6. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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I was entranced by this book and I remember loving it, even when others didn’t. I would love to re-read this book, but I would be scared of it changing my mind on it. I like the memories of loving this book and how complex it seemed at the time. Maybe one day I will.

7. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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Well, I can’t remember a single thing about this book. Nothing. And it’s so strange because, judging from my review, I was blown away by this book. If I didn’t read the synopsis I couldn’t even tell you how this book starts. I never read the others afterwards, but I think that’s because I started drifting away from contemporary novels.

8. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

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You’ve gotta love a book about Vampires. Ever since Twilight came out it seemed that everyone became obsessed with them, but I remember that Julie Kagawa had a different take on them. I can’t remember a lot, and I know I want to re-read this again, but I gave it five stars so it must have been good.

9. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

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I remember waiting for this book to come out and being so excited about it’s release. I couldn’t wait for it to come out in the UK so I bought the US edition and I loved it. I don’t remember much, I know the basics from the blurb and that is about it. I never read the others though, although I’m not sure why I didn’t considering how much I loved the first. I don’t think I will get around to reading the series now.

10.  Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

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Oh boy, did I love this book when I read it. I think it had something to do with the really hot angel called Patch. He was the dark, dangerous bad guy and I remember drawing him in an anime style when I was at school (I’m cringing at the memory). I don’t remember much though. I think there’s a part with a roller coaster and another when they are trapped in the school. Either way, I rated this book five stars and I obviously enjoyed it.

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So, that is my top ten. It was fun getting to look through my old reviews (and cringing a little at the way I used to write them). I was surprised by how many I couldn’t actually remember and it was hard to choose ten. I probably could have chosen more!

What books would be on your list?