The Social media book tag

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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

my life next door

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

Vampire academy

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!

Opinionatedbookster

Wordsweheart

Fandomsontherun

The book cake tag

1. FLOUR: A book that was really slow to start but picked up as it went alongelite

I’m going to go with my most recent read which was The Elite by Kiera Cass. It is the second book in the selection series. The first 50 pages nothing really happend but then it did start to pick up. So far I really advise this series, it is unlike any dystopian I have read.

 

2. MARGARINE: A book that has a really rich and great plotlotr

Theres quite a few, the Lord of the rings series. I cannot even imagine how much work went into crating that world. It is the most detailed world. Also the Harry Potter series, I love how everything links back to the first book it feels as though every point made in the book will soon turn out to have an effect later in the books.

3. EGGS: A book that you thought was going to be bad, but turned out to be quite enjoyableif i stay

If I stay by Gayle Forman. I never necessarely thought it was going to be a bad book but I hadnt heard the greatest praise for this book, people seemed to love her other duology Just one day much more than this one. HOwever I read it in a day and I thought it was great and I can definetly see myself re-reading it. I am now very excited for the movie.

 

4. SUGAR: A sugary/sweet book51gembSD3OL

Billy and me by Giovanna Fletcher, by looking at the cover you can tell what kind of book it will be. This book is just every girls dream- an insanely hot actor falling in love with you. Its a really sweet and enjoyable read.

 

5. ICING: A book covering every element you enjoyVampire academy

Probably the Vampire academy series. Badass female protagonist. Loveable best friend. Funny and snarky humour. Forbidden romance. Insanely attractive guys. A rich and unique interpretation of paranormal folk lore.

 

6. SPRINKLES: A book series you can turn to for a little pick me up when you’re feeling downcity of bones

The mortal instruments series. I find all the characters so much fun and I find it really easy to pick up a Cassandra Clare book and jump into the Shadowhunter world.

 

7. CHERRY ON TOP: Favorite book of the year so farcity of heavenly fire

Probably my most anticipated release of 2014 which was City of Heavenly fire, it was all I could of ever asked for in a book. Perfect end to the Mortal instruments series.

I tag anyone who has not done this tag!

Summertime Madness book tag!

Summer may be nearly over for me but that doesnt mean I can’t do this tag which was created by Jackeatsbooks.

1. Show a book with a summery cover!my life

I feel like this one is a little predictible and everybody puts it but…LOOK HOW SUMMERY IT IS!

 

2.Pick one fictional place that would be the perfect destination for a summer vacation!

For some reason my first thought went to Hogwarts or St Vladmirs then I realised that was a bit illogical. Then I thought of my recent reads and realised I would love to go Palm Springs which is in California from the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead. Not the school obviously maybe just chilling all summer at Adrian’s.

 

3.Youre about to go on a flight to your summer vacation. But you want to read a book that lasts for the whole flight, what novella do you choose.un

The shatter me novellas Destroy me and Fracture me. Ive heard really great things about these and that they are a must read for any fan of the Shatter me trilogy.

 

4. You have a case of summertime sadness what happy book do you pick up to shine a smile on your face?Vampire academy

Probably the first book in any long series like Harry Potter and the phiosphes stone or Vampire Academy. The first books in these series are just so fun and its nice to see how far these characters have come and what they used to be like.

 

5.You’re sitting at the beach all alone…which fictional character would be your beach babe?maxon

I feel like ive mentioned this series to much recently so I am not going to say Adrian Ivashkov from the bloodlines series. Instead I’m going to say Maxon from the selection, I just read the first book and I love him…I hope my thoughts don’t change!

 

6. To match your icecream you want an icy cool sidekick! Which fictional sidkick do you pick?

I’m going to say Kenji from the Shatter me trilogy, because he keeps thing so calm ALSO HE CAN TURN INVISIBLE. I’m sure we would have alot of fun with that special power during the summer.

 

7. Share the summertime happiness! Who do you tag?

I dont know whos already done this but…

I tag:

Opinionatedbookster

Fandomsontherun

Brookesbibliophilicbabblings

Comment below a link to your tags!

 

Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead Book discussion

Silver Shadowssilver

Plot Synopsis:

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.

Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive.

For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . .

I need the next book. Like right now.

So much happened I don’t even know where to begin. So Sydney and Adrian have been separated. Sydney is at the re-education centre or should I say the Alchemist brainwashing centre while Adrian has been dragged back to court.

I really enjoyed Adrian’s time back at court, seeing all the old VA characters again. Although I did not enjoy poor Adrian getting drunk all the time, passing out at parties and having Tatiana whisper things in his ear. She was kind of like the devil on his shoulder telling him to do things that he knows he shouldn’t do and I can tell we will find out a bit more about this in the next book.

I am very curious how things will wrap up in the next book. I’m predicting it will be quite long as it will have to conclude all the VA characters as well as the new ones in this series. I believe this is the last book ever set in this world. I don’t think she is doing a Cassandra Clare and is releasing 5 more series set in this world. Although if she did I would be very pleased.

I thought it was really smart how Sydney stopped the gas and got the salt etc. But I knew something was going to go wrong it was to good to be true.

I was really glad this book didn’t head in a different direction in which she was actually brain washed into thinking all vampires were evil. It would kind of feel like a repeat of the Dimitri being a strigoi story line.

I really liked the scene where Dimitri and Adrian were talking, I thought it was a really unexpected scene, I don’t really think we ever see them two alone together. It must of felt a bit awkward between them but I think it was a very good scene to include.

The escape plan and how it was all written was again really smart. It is quite hard to describe how it all worked but Richelle Mead did a great job.

The last 100 pages was a rollercoaster. I think the thing I liked most about this book was the proposal and the wedding. They had two hours to get everything sorted and they were in such a rush, I could picture the scene perfectly in my head as though I was watching a movie.

When they got back to court I knew everything was going to be a bit complicated. I don’t understand how none of the others had seen before how much Adrian cared about Sydney.

Then to make matters even worse Jill has been taken.

I can tell the next book is going to be taking place in various places. There are so many storylines to tie up I don’t know how any of it is going to pan out.

Where is Jill? What parts will the witched play in the next book? What happened to Alicia? Was it really Rowena who came looking for Adrian and Sydney? What will happen to the warriors of light? Will anything develop between Eddie and Jill? And Trey and Angeline? And how will Adrian handle his spirit use?

I really don’t know but I cant wait for February 2015!

5/5

Favourite Quote- “What is it with you and girls, Adrian, dear? Why do they either mean nothing to you or everything? It’s always an extreme.”
“Because I don’t do things in halves, mom. Especially when it comes to love.”

A song that reminds me of the book- Never let me go- Florence and the machine

Also please donate to Frostbite in order for the second book in the Vampire Academy series to be made!

Here is the link!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/frostbite-a-vampire-academy-film

 

The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead book discussion

The Indigo Spellindigo

Plot Synopsis:

An ancient magic. A heart-wrenching decision… Sydney Sage is an Alchemist. She protects vampire secrets – and human lives. In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she is struggling to decide between following her Alchemist teachings – or her heart. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch, a former Alchemist who is now on the run. As Marcus pushes her to rebel, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as Sydney searches for the person attacking powerful young witches, she realizes that she must embrace her magical blood – or else she will be next.

I really like the difference between this series and the Vampire Academy series. The VA series was much more of a vampire book where as the Bloodlines series is more of a witchy book. I have never really read a witchy book (unless you count Harry Potter) and it has really opened my eyes to this sort of theme in books and I will definitely check some more witch books.

If you guys have any suggestions let me know!

I liked the introduction of the new character Marcus, I am sure he will play a very important role in the next books. I actually thought he was going to turn out to be a love interest to Sydney but by the end of the book I am pretty sure that is not going to happen. I really like the scene with the fight between Adrian and him. Ah Adrian defending Sydney’s honour. Even if she didn’t particularly want it defended.

Near the beginning of the book it was the wedding scene and I was so happy to see some of the older characters from the books. I loved seeing Rose and Dimitri together as in the previous books we have only ever scene them one at a time. We even got to see Lissa and Christian, I hope they play a bit more of a role in the next books.

The scene with Adrian and Sydney dancing was adorable, Adrian new he shouldn’t have done that he could of blew there cover easily and got both of them in immense trouble but Adrian does what Adrian wants to do.

I was completely thrown off guard with the Veronica-Alicia-witchy storyline, I didn’t expect it at all. I couldn’t even remember who Alicia was until it was explained. Definitely a very good and unexpected plotline. That is the plotline what boosted this book up before the golden lily and possibly even the first book bloodlines to my favourite.

The forbidden romance was amazingly frustrating. Even more frustrating than the Rose and Dimitri relationship in VA!

I am so glad they are finally together.

But approaching the end of the book things have just gotten really really difficult in maintaining there secrecy from the Alchemists and Moroi and Dhapmir. Basically the rest of the world.

I’m excited to see in the next book if I will like Zoe or not? And how Adrian and Sydneys relationship will unfold.

5/5 star book!

What did you guys think?

Favourite quote- You’re not as much of a lost cause as she was. I mean, with her, I had to overcome her deep, epic love with a Russian warlord. You and I just have to overcome hundreds of years’ worth of deeply ingrained prejudice and taboo between our two races. Easy.”

Song that reminds me of the book- The script- This=Love

July wrap up

I had such a great reading this month. Probably my best this year, all the books I read I enjoyed. Some may of even made it into my new favourites! Here’s a list in order of the books what I read this month with a little description about them and my thoughts! Hope you enjoy!

Vampire Academy seriesVampire academy

The first six books I read this month was a series what I’ve been dying to read. I loved it! Could possibly be my second favourite series after Harry Potter of course. Ive been in a really vampire/paranormal mood this month so this was very fitting. The series consists of:

I did book reviews and discussions for all six of these books so I had added a link if you would like to check it out. Definitely a five star series!

Shatter me trilogyshatter me

Next I read a very popular series which I have heard a lot of hype about. I really loved this trilogy. The first book wasn’t great but unravel me and ignite me were fantastic. If you love dystopian or romance or xmen definetly check this series out. The trilogy consists of:

  • Shatter me
  • Unravel me
  • Ignite me

Really great trilogy with a beautiful and unique writing style!

My life next doormy life

After that I picked up My life next door. It was a really cute and a perfect summer read. I am not the hugest fan of contemporary’s but I am trying to get into them a bit more. It was a bit predictable but it was very cute and funny. 3.5/5 stars.

Viciousvicious

This was another xmen type book and it was so good. I wasn’t expecting to like this as much as I did because it was adult and I’ve never read anything by Victoria Schwab so I didn’t know if I would enjoy it. It was such a fast read and I loved how it switched time periods and points of view. Everything connects so well and it is so addictive.  5/5 stars!

Bloodlines and the Golden lilygoldenbloodlines

After that I read the first two books in the Bloodlines series and it is fantastic. I did reviews and discussions for both of these books as well so I will link them.

This was the spin off series to the vampire academy series revolving around Sydney Sage and many other characters who were in the VA series. Definitely recommend. 4.5/5 stars.


Altogether I read 13 books! I will try and do as good for next month. I will be posting my August TBR soon 😀

Comment what you will be reading!

 

The Golden lily by Richelle Mead book review/discussion

The Golden lilygolden

Plot synopsis: ‘Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives. Sydney would love to go to college, but instead, she’s been sent into hiding at a posh boarding school in Palm Springs, California–tasked with protecting Moroi princess Jill Dragomir from assassins who want to throw the Moroi court into civil war. Formerly in disgrace, Sydney is now praised for her loyalty and obedience, and held up as the model of an exemplary Alchemist. But the closer she grows to Jill, Eddie, and especially Adrian, the more she finds herself questioning her age–old Alchemist beliefs, her idea of family, and the sense of what it means to truly belong. Her world becomes even more complicated when magical experiments show Sydney may hold the key to prevent becoming Strigoi—the fiercest vampires, the ones who don’t die. But it’s her fear of being just that—special, magical, powerful—that scares her more than anything. Equally daunting is her new romance with Brayden, a cute, brainy guy who seems to be her match in every way. Yet, as perfect as he seems, Sydney finds herself being drawn to someone else—someone forbidden to her. When a shocking secret threatens to tear the vampire world apart, Sydney’s loyalties are suddenly tested more than ever before. She wonders how she’s supposed to strike a balance between the principles and dogmas she’s been taught, and what her instincts are now telling her. Should she trust the Alchemists—or her heart?’

This is the non spoiler section, I definelty didnt think this was as good as the first one, it didnt have as much of a rich plot. I felt like the book was revolving around the relationships of the characters and thier development. I did enjoy this, however I feel like we only got an actual storyline to this book in the last 100 pages.

Although, I do really recommend this series, I can already tell the next book will be alot more exciting, so I am looking forward to starting it. Glad I can marathon this series without having to wait for Silver shadows which was released yesterday.

Overall definitley recomend this book.

This is the spoilery section where we can discuss the book so if you have not read it, read it and come back later to discuss!

This book was all about the relationships! Eddie and Angeline, Eddie and Jill, Jill and Micah, Sydney and Brayden…Sydney and Adrian.

I did not like Brayden, I thought he was an ass, although I do hope he comes into the story again. Maybe Adrian can set him straight.

The end of the book with Sydney and Adrian, just made me so sad. I will be very suprised if Adrian doesnt resort to drinking and smoking again.

I thought it was so cute how Adrian pretended he couldnt drive his car just so he could hang out with sydney. It reminded me of the scene in the infernal devices with the scones.

I think everybody knew that there was going to be vampire hunters ever since the first book when CLarence mentioned them. Out of all the places they would be, it of course was palm springs. Its like the mystic falls and beacon hills of this world.

I think there is something really fishy about Lia the fashion designer, why is she so desperate for Jill. Jill was abit naive not suspecting that the photos what she took would end up in a magazine. Silly.

I’m really curuous about who this Marcus wil be, possibly another love interest? I hope not, well not for Sydney at least. Her and for life I ship.

Speaking of which, does jill keep complimenting Sydney because of the bond with Adrian and its just his feelings being expressed by her?

Leave your thoughts down below!

4/5 stars

Favourite quote: “Adrian ordered a martini, earning disapproving looks from his father and me. “It’s barely noon,” said Nathan. “I know,” said Adrian. “I’m surprised I held out that long too.”

A song that reminds me of the book: Troublemaker-Green day

The Characters book tag!

The Characters Book tag

1. Who is the best kick-ass character?Rose

Rose Hathaway, Hands down Rose Hathaway. Killed more strigoi than most guardians in a life time and shes only 17/18. (Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead)

2. Which character do you most dislike?

Umbridge, I thought she was just bad for the sake of being bad. Even Voldermort had some explanation of why he was evil. Umbridge was just looking for power. (Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling)

3. If you could date any fictional character who would it be and why?

I know I just started reading this series but I am going to have to say Adrian Ivashkov. I’m on the 5th book in the series and he is definetly my favourite character. He is the Finnick Odair of Vampire Academy. (Vampire academy series and Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead)

4. If you could change a character in any way what would it be?

I honsetly cant think of any right now. I think the characters are like that for a reason and its part of there personality.

5. What character to you made all the wrong choices that didn’t add anything to the book?clary

Okay I know she oviously made a difference to the story because shes the main character and everything but Clary Fray made some stupid decisions throughtout the first 5 mortal instruments books. (The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare)

6. Which character was the best villain whom you love to hate?

Sebastian Morgenstern. He is just so sick and twisted. And I love it. (The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare)

7. Favorite side-kick character with the most heart?

Samwise Gamgee, of course from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I dont think there really needs to be an explanation for this. (Lord of the rings by J.R.R Tolkein)

8. What is your favorite fictional romantic relationship?

I think Finnick and Annie from the Hunger games series are really cute but seen as we dont really get to see alot of that I am going to say Hazel and Gus from the Fault in our stars. Consequently both end tragically. (The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins and The Fault in our stars by John Green)

9. What character did you think was the strongest?

Will Herondale from the Infernal devices series. I feel for the guy. In the first book I was like why is he acting like such a dick. Then things became clear. We found out his back story and oh boy was it emotional. (The Infernal devices series by Cassandra Clare)

10. Best protagonist?harry potter

This is a tuff one but I am going to with the classic answer Harry Potter! (Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling)

 

This was really fun to do! I may do another one of these but in relation to TV shows.

😀

Shadow kiss by Richelle Mead book review

Shadow Kiss

Plot synopsis:shadow

Is Rose’s fate to kill the person she loves most? It’s springtime at St. Vladimir’s Academy, and Rose Hathaway is this close to graduation. Since Mason’s death, Rose hasn’t been feeling quite right. She has dark flashbacks in the middle of practice, can’t concentrate in class, and has terrifying dreams about Lissa. But Rose has an even “bigger” secret . . . .She’s in love with Dimitri. And this time, it’s way more than a crush. Then Strigoi target the academy in the deadliest attack in Moroi history, and Dimitri is taken. Rose must protect Lissa at all costs, but keeping her best friend safe could mean losing Dimitri forever…

Shadow Kiss, the third book in the Vampire Academy series- and my favourite so far. From the very first page we see Rose’s character develop, as we see her coping with the loss and guilt over her friend Mason dying. Honestly I thought seeing Rose grieve and how she feels about it was sadder than him actually dying.

I loved the idea of the field experience, I thought it was very fun and before she got her partner (she thought it was going to be Lissa) we knew it wasn’t going to be Lissa. Rose so over reacted about getting Christian, he’s not that bad. C’mon Rose.

I think we need to have a little talk about Adrian. Yes again. I love his character, I think he’s my favourite in the series. He’s just so funny. We need even more Adrian in the next book. I felt kind of bad for him at the end of the book. Also I really like how he’s not a student but he’s not a teacher either, therefore he can do whatever he wants.

I liked how we got to explore more places in this world in this book, and learn a bit more about the royals when we went to the Royal Court, I loved that trip, it got me asking so many questions like what the hell is happening to Rose? How did Adrian convince them to be taken there? And what the hell is Tatiana’s problem? (I still cant believe what she talked about to Rose)

This book had such fast pacing, there was never a boring moment. The writing style just makes it so quick and easy to read and has just the right amount of detail.

The ending of this book is probably the one so far that has made me want to pick up the next book immediately.

Anyways you guessed it 5/5 stars.

I’ve also been thinking of making these into more of book discussions so I can discuss in more detail with spoilers of what I thought of the book and my reactions to what is happening, so let me know what you think?

Favourite quote: You will lose what you value most, so treasure it while you can

A song that reminds me of the book: From now on we are enemies- Fall out boy

It kind of reminds me of how Rose thought she was going insane because she kept seeing ghosts. Also the line ‘I only want what I cant have’ DIMITRI! Also when she tested the theory by almost kissing Adrian.

7 Deadly Sins Book Tag

7 deadly sins7 Deadly Sins Book Tag

GREED

What is your most inexpensive book? The Fault in our stars by John Green

What is your most expensive book? Harry Potter: Page to screen by Bob McCabe I got it as a Christmas present but it did cost £30

WRATH

What author do you have a love/hate relationship with? John Green I LOVED the fault in our stars but from the other books which I have read I wasn’t to impressed.

GLUTTONY

What book have you deliciously devoured over and over with no shame whatsoever? The Harry Potter series I have read this entire series at least 15 times.

SLOTH

What book have you neglected reading due to laziness? A song of ice and fire series I know I will enjoy them, /I love high fantasy but they are just so intimidating.

PRIDE

What book do you most talk about in order to sound like a very intellectual reader? The Hobbit and The Lord of the rings by J.R.R Tolkien

LUST

What attributes do you find most attractive in male or female characters? Good sense of humour, snarky and sarcastic. Quite confident and badass. A few examples of this would have to be Will Herondale, Damon Salvatore, Dean Winchester and Finnick Odair.

ENVY

What books would you most like to receive as a gift? The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan Been wanting these for ages, especially with the last book coming out soon.

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