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

if i stay

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

game of thrones

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!

 

 

 

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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?

Summer Reading TBR

 My Summer reading TBR

So I have a very long holiday this year before I go back to school in September, so I have about just under 4 months off. Which means I can fit in a lot of reading and here are some of the books which I am planning to read although it is very unlikely I will actually read all of them.

1. The Vampire academy series by Richelle MeadVampire academy

I very recently watched the film and I thought it was really fun and had such loveable characters and it made me really want to read the books. I’ve been told I should have a little break once through about the halfway mark of the series so I may have a break and read a nice light contemporary novel.

Synopsis: ‘St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever’

2. The selection trilogy + novellas by Kiera Cassselection

I’ve been waiting for this box set to come out for ages and its out this summer. I can’t wait to read this trilogy.

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’

3. Anna and the French kiss trilogy by Stephanie Perkinsanna

All I hear about these books are amazing things. The last book is out in July or August so I can marathon it

Synopsis: Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris–until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all…including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?’

4. Vicious by Victoria Schwabvicious

I’ve heard this book is kind of like x-men or really just any Marvel movie so I cant wait to read it.

Synopsis: ‘Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?’

5. My life next door by Huntley Fitzpatrickmy life

This looks like such a perfect summer read and I’ve heard nothing but good things.

Synopsis: ‘The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs up next to her and changes everything.

As the two fall fiercely for each other, stumbling through the awkwardness and awesomeness of first love, Jase’s family embraces Samantha – even as she keeps him a secret from her own. Then something unthinkable happens, and the bottom drops out of Samantha’s world. She’s suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

In total 15 books, I really hope I can get through all of them these holidays!