August book Wrap up

This month again, was a very good reading month. I read a total of 9 books!

Some of these I have a review on so links will be left, hope you guys had a great reading month too!

The Indiego Spell by Richelle Mead

indigoI actually did a review for this book so you can see that right here

But I really enjoyed this book, and this series in a whole. Each book just got better and better!

 

The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead

fieryI also did a review for this one too! So you can see that right here.

This book was very different too the previous ones but I actually enjoyed it even more! This is the fourth book in the Bloodlines series and had two POV’s unlike the previous books.

 

Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead  

silverYou guessed it, I also did a review for this books as well so you can see that right here.

This came out near the end of July and is the second last book in the series and is by far my favourite!

 

 

 

If I stay and Where she went by Gayle Forman

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I loved this duo logy. I read each of these in one day. Although I did not do a review for these books I did recently do a review for the movie, so you can see that right here.

Definitely recommend! I preferred the first book a lot more and loved the characters and the life lesson in this so it is a must read!

 

The Selection trilogy by Kiera Cass

selectionI did a full series review for these which you can find right here.

I absolutely loved the first and the last book but the middle was a bit slow and nothing really happened. But I am excited to read whatever Kiera Cass rights next!

Recommend to any Dystopian lovers, more of a girls book but boys- by all means pick up the trilogy.

Warning- The female protagonist can be so infuriating at times!

 

Game of Thrones by George R.R Martin

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Lastly I read Game of thrones. And lets be honest this is like the equivalent of three books. I found this surprisingly easy to read. I did not get confused or bored and even though the book had six or seven point of views I didn’t really dread any, as all the storylines were so engaging. For people who are a bit wary of reading this book I recommend watching the TV show first just so you have a face to the names you are reading and it will be a lot easier to follow the storyline. Only recommend this book for the older readers as there are a lot of aspects that could make readers feel very uncomfortable reading. Definitely not for the faint hearted. Cant wait to continue on with the series although I think I will leave it a month or two until I pick up ‘A clash of Kings’.

Tell me in the comments what books you read in August. Or your thoughts on the books I read!

 

 

 

The Social media book tag

This tag was created by faultydevices here is the original video

All you have to do is answer these bookish questions based on social media sites!

Twitter- You’re favourite shortest book

The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K Rowling 200px-Tales_of_Beedle_the_Bard

I loved this book, even as reading them just as stories they were very fun. My favourite of the stories in the book were- ‘The fountain of fair fortune’ and ‘The tale of the three brothers’.

Facebook- A book everybody pressured you to read

The Fault in our Stars by John Green

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I think I read this just as it was being announced that it was being made into a movie. The hype of this book was unreal, so I decided to give in and just read it.

Tumblr- A book you read before it was cool

Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling

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I am not saying I was here from the beginning but I read them when it was more uncool to read Harry Potter. I am pretty sure it was the first proper book I ever read.

MySpace- A book you don’t remember whether you liked it or not

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

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I remember loving the series, its one of my favourites. But after hearing so many bad things about Mockingjay my own opinions kind of got lost. I cant remember if I was disappointed by the ending or if I liked it. I really need to re-read the book.

Instagram- A book that was so beautiful you had to instagram it

My life next door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

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This was the last book I put on instagram due to the prettiness of the cover. SO SUMMERY!

Youtube- A book you wish could be turned into a movie

The selection by Kiera Cass 

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I think the first book could be adapted into a great movie. I don’t know about the rest of the series but I think the first one would be so good.

Goodreads- A book you would recommend to everyone

Vicious by V.E Schwab

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I wasn’t expecting to like this book as much as I did. I think everyone should give this book a shot even though its adult I think really anyone could read it.

Skype- A book with characters you wish you could talk to instead of just reading about

Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

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Wow I haven’t mentioned this book yet. I would love to talk to these characters (especially Adrian) although I would probably have to do it at night.


Now for tagging people:

Sorry if you have already done this tag before!

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My new blog design (+other updates!)

So as you can probably tell I recently got a brand new beautiful header made.

It was out of three options:

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I got these awesome headers made by AW Studios books. Who has a booktube channel: link to that is here!

So Thank you for these amazing headers! And you guys should really check out his channel.

Comment below for which header you think I should use! 1, 2 or 3!


Other Updates

Sorry for my absence recently, I kind of got obsessed with Once upon a time and had no time to make posts and no time to read. I am still watching it but when I  am done I may make a post about it or about fairy tale retellings in general!

Also I have college starting soon so my amount of posts may be even less! D:

I promise to try and post as much as I can though 😀

The Selection series book review

selectionThe Selection series

Plot Synopsis: For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined

There will be no spoilers in this review. 😛

The first book in the selection series I loved, it was what I had expected from the book. It wasn’t necessarily fast paced but it was addictive. It didn’t have the most unique world in comparison to other dystopian. Same old split into different districts or factions. Well in this case Castes.

But in this case the series was definitely more focused on the romance aspect of it rather than the ‘changing the world in order for it to become a better place’ it was nice to see how Americas two relationships unfold with Aspen and Maxon but after a while it got a bit repetitive.

It wasn’t as though I was in mixed thought about who I wanted her to end up with. I was screaming throughout the full series ‘JUST PICK MAXON’. But it frustratingly took three whole books for her to decide.

How many times good one girl change her mind?

It was very interesting to read a love triangle book where one of the characters don’t even know they are in a love triangle. In fact it was more like a love hexagon or possible even more sides.

The plot at points was very predictable, I don’t think America Singer was the smartest egg in the basket. The last book had quite a few unexpected turns however which brought my rating up a little.

The first book The Selection had a lot of sweet and funny moments and was the most light hearted in the series.

The Elite however was very slow and predictable. Normally middle books in trilogy’s are usually my favourite. Not in this case however. I feel like everything in this book could of been summed up in 150 pages at most.

The One which is the final book in the series however had a beautiful ending which I was very pleased with.

I recommend this series to any dystopian lovers who are looking for more of a romance book rather than political.

Over all the series is 4 stars! 😀

Favourite quote- This isn’t happily ever after. Its so much more than that.

Song that reminds me of the book series- Devotion- Hurts

Devotion- Hurts 

Anybody else get reminded of the Mikaelson ball from TVD while reading this book?

City of Heavenly fire book discussion (Spoilers!)

So if you’ve completely ignored what I’ve wrote THIS IS NOT A REVIEW! Heres a link to my review on goodreads- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/810610859?book_show_action=falsecity of heavenly fire

First I am going to warn you, this post will be so messy it will have no organisation to it and I think I should of probably wrote notes as I was reading the book because I am probably going to miss out a lot of important stuff.

So we start off the story meeting some new characters who will be the main characters for the next Cassandra Clare series ‘ the Dark Artifices’  and at first I was a bit unsure with them, there were to many new characters being introduced at once but then I started to like them as the story went along and for some reason I really liked Mark  and I am really unsure why he was in it for like 20 pages but I don’t know. Any of you guys feel this ay or am I just weird? I really liked Emma even though she was a bit annoying at times but come on she’s 12 and as the next series is set 5 years later I hope she will of matured and will not be as annoying as Clary was as a protagonist. Also shes related to Jem she’s bound to be awesome its in her blood.

Speaking of which I absolutely loved the parts where the infernal devices and the mortal instruments world intertwined, the part I was least expecting but was so glad it was in was when Jessamine’s ghost protected the London institute I honestly thought we would never hear of Jessie ever again. I thought we would see Tessa much early in the story and thought she would contribute to killing Sebastian using her powers to find out where he was but still I was happy her and Clary talked towards the end. Although I was kind of pissed off none of them were told the story of Will Herondale, well maybe except Alec, I’m presuming Magnus wrote that in the book he gave Alec towards the end.

While on this topic can we just take a moment to appreciate how much sass Alec Lightwood had in this book, he was so awkward in the first book but now hes saying things like ‘I’m not your bitch’ he’s sassy and he knows it. There was a lot of Malec in this book and a lot of discussions between different people about there relationship in here, people who you wouldn’t expect like when the four representatives of the downworlders were having dinner, that was just really weird.  I was a little disappointed that Magnus was locked in a cell for half the book but what can you do when the fairy’s drug your drinks.

There was some hilarious parts in this book, I literally laughed out loud a few times and considering it is the last book in a series that does not normally happen. A few of my favourite scenes were when Simon had to feed on Alec, seriously out of all the people it would be your girlfriends brother who just so happens to be gay. The Izzy and Simon sex scene where they were ‘roleplaying’ I was cringing and laughing at the same time. Another was when Jem or ‘Zachariah’ as they know him (as they didn’t tell the rest of them his real name) stole Church. Seriously that was just to name a few this book was really funny.

Now on to the sad parts…I was surprised that basically the only major death was near the beginning of the story, I was sad about Jordan dying but better him than any of the other characters. Also side note but did anyone else think that Maia was going to be pregnant? I don’t know if this can happen in this story’s werewolf lore but I thought it was going to be a bit more than just wanting to break up with him.

Another sad part was when they were all dreaming of what the demons saw as there hearts desire, it was just so sad to see all of them look at the lives what they really wanted.

I never thought it would actually be quite sad to see Sebastian die, well to see the evil Sebastian to die but then they were left with the goodness in him, and of what Jonathan would of been like. But I was happy to see him go, he was such a dick, he had a pretty disgusting obsession with his sister.

Simon losing his memories I would say was the saddest part of the book but I’m glad he was not a daylighter in the end, I could not stand the thought of him being immortal forever, and finally he would be accepted by the Lightwood family if he became a shadowhunter (which I think he did from looking at the comic strip in the back). Also him calling the band The Mortal instruments I loved I thought that was so good.

Did anybody else think that the part with Robert lightwood and Alec was a bit random, I mean I’m glad they accept him for his sexuality but that thing about Michael Wayland was really random and was not hinted throughout the series at all, it certainly took me by surprise.

With all endings in Cassandra Clare’s book series they are all very neat everyone seems to end up with each other but that’s why I like them I don’t care if there not realistic-there fiction. Yet all her books are left quite open and I’m sure we will see more of them in her next series, which I am looking forward to very much but I just wish this series wasn’t over.

I’m sorry for all the bad grammar and randomness of this but please tell me what you thought of the book, I need someone to discuss with me how awesome this book was.