TOP 19 BOOKS OF 2017!

This is my full list of my top books of 2017! This video became super long but I give my longer thoughts!

  1. 1. Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor:

    I really loved this book so much! I loved no only the plot but also the new characters. I just loved how Rick had a gender fluid character in the mix and also just all the hijix that occurred. It was such a fun read and I really thought it was a great sequel to the first one!

2. Wayfar by Alexsandra Bracken:

I really loved this conclusion to the series. I loved how it dealt with all the historical issues of the time period but also how it also dealt with their ability to time travel. All of these characters really captured my heart and I really love not only how she crafted this world but also the characters she created. A very good conclusion to this series!

3.  Gemina by Ami Kaufman and Jay Kristoff:

I really loved this book so much. It is still creepy but I loved not only the new characters that we met but also how the tied into book 1. I also loved the representation in this book and a also the new formatting choices that were made. It was just a engaging read and remains a year highlight for me!

4.  Long way Home by Katie McGary:

I loved falling back in to all romance books and this book did not disappoint me. I really loved not only this story but also both leads. I really wanted both characters to be happy and it was such a emotional read. I def fell hard for these characters!

5. WindWitch by Susan Dennard

I really did struggle at the start of book 1 of this series. But book two had me captured from page one. I loved not only the plot of book two more then book one but also the distance between the leads made the story even more compelling. I loved book two and am dying for book3. But I really loved this book so much, i will def read this again in 2018!

6. Their Fractured light: Kaufman and Spooner:

This was such a solid ending to this series. The highlight of this book was seeing how all the characters all six of them tied or connected back to each other. This series was def. a tightly crafted story but the characters remain series highlight for me.

7. The last of August by Brittany C.

I thought this was great second book in this series. The new setting and new characters added some new blood to the series that I really enjoyed. I love Jamie even more each time i read this series.

8. Geekerella: Ashly Poston:

I loved this book so much. It was the prefect cinderella retelling meets fandom fun! I alight i cried and gained a new favorite book boyfriend and new author to keep an out for in the future!

9. The Unlikelies

This book was such a fun summer read both about being a hero and also friendship and finding your place in the world. I really loved not only the concept of the this book but also the characters. I def. want to re-listen to this in 2018!

10. Roar by Cora Cormak

This book was my top fantasy book of the year. I really loved not only the lead of this book but also the world and the magic system in this book! It was unique story that left me suprised and shocked! I needed book 2! Such a good read

11. WarCross:

I really loved this book and how Liu crafted the world. I thought it also was another very diverse novel and really was captured from page one. The very end of the book suprised me and had me anxious for book 2!

12. Before She Ignites

I enjoyed this book so much. I really loved both the political drama and also the various time lines we got. I loved the dragons in this story and was so impressed by it. The book was such a fun read and kept me on the edge of my seat. The political drama was the highlight and I can’t wait for book 2!

13. One Dark Throne

I really loved this book. I thought the characters and the plot was so unique the female elements and dynamics were a highlight. Jules was def. a Vip for me in the novel and I really loved how the various magic systems were expanded on. I just loved how the sisters dynamics changed. I really can’t wait for book 3 and the novellas.

14. Perfect Scoundrels

I thought this a such  solid ending to the series. I loved the heist in this book so much and also the heist dynamics and also how this world ended. It was a great story and this series is now my top series of Ally Carter.

15. Apocalypse Memories

This is def, one of my favorite Buffy tie in books I have ever read. If you are willow fan and enjoy willow and Zander friendship and the aftermath of evil willow and her redemption. This stuff is my favorite. I think you would love this book! I really also liked the case of the week and was very impressed by it!

16. Frost Blood

I really loved the world building and the magic system in this world. I also really loved the main characters and was really impressed by this novel. It has so many unexpected twists and was such a fun and cold read for the winter time! I can’t wait to dive into book two!

17. RoseMarked

I really loved this book. It was the prefect mix of ember in the ashes and the cinder series. I was equally invested in both POV and the romance grew on me. The plot was very fast pace and It impressed me. I really hope we get book two this year!

18. FeverCode

This is the prequel novel to the maze runner series and remains a series highlight. I loved seeing the what lead to book one and how everything tied together, It quickly made the series so much better and I really loved it! It is a book I would def re-read in the future!

19. Everless by Sara Holland:

This book does not come out until Jan. But i simply fell in love with the not only the characters but also the world building. The world building was the highlight. The book had also such a strong mystery that captivated me from page one! I really did not see the end coming and will def. re-read this in 20181

Let me know in the comments what are some of your top ten books you read in 2017!

Later book lovers!

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The Cresswell Plot: Non-Spoiler Review

The Cresswell Plot  by Eliza Wass

Published by  Disney Hyperion on June 7, 2016

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, mystery

Pages: 273

Format: Arc

Source: B fest

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I would give this book 3 for a review.

Summary!

The woods were insane in the dark, terrifying and magical at the same time. But best of all were the stars, which trumpeted their light into the misty dark. Castella Cresswell and her five siblings—Hannan, Casper, Mortimer, Delvive, and Jerusalem— know what it’s like to be different. For years, their world has been confined to their ramshackle family home deep in the woods of upstate New York. They abide by the strict rule of God, whose messages come directly from their father. Slowly, Castley and her siblings start to test the boundaries of the laws that bind them. But, at school, they’re still the freaks they’ve always been to the outside world. Marked by their plain clothing. Unexplained bruising. Utter isolation from their classmates. That is, until Castley is forced to partner with the totally irritating, totally normal George Gray, who offers her a glimpse of a life filled with freedom and choice. Castley’s world rapidly expands beyond the woods she knows so well and the beliefs she once thought were the only truths. There is a future waiting for her if she can escape her father’s grasp, but Castley refuses to leave her siblings behind. Just as she begins to form a plan, her father makes a chilling announcement: the Cresswells will soon return to their home in heaven. With time running out on all of their lives, Castley must expose the depth of her father’s lies. The forest has buried the truth in darkness for far too long. Castley might be their last hope for salvation.

My Thoughts:

I overall enjoyed the story. I just wish it was longer because I felt like we could not explore and get to know the characters as much as I wanted. I really enjoyed the characters and also wanted a more clear ending after the climax. It was quick read with some darker themes. It was very quick read and I hope to read more by this author in the future. If you like flowers in the attic I think this would be good read for you but not as dark and twisted.

 

My most disliked book of the year!

So I overall had a pretty good reading year but some books just did not live up to my standards. I will list them below and say a line or two what issues I had with each book.

  1. The Cruelty (The Cruelty #1) by Scott Bergstrom:

This book was just not my favorite. It was a much darker thriller but I just could not connect to the main character and that may have been because of the varying situations the character was placed in. I am not normally one for romance but i really wanted to romance to have larger focus in this book. I def. want to check out book two in the series and see if I like it better.

2. Wildman

This book was just okay. I like the concept and really liked the main character but the story line did not wow me. I thought this book was super short and I just wanted to explore this world more! I would be interested to see what this author writes next thought. It was a fun read but did not wow me.

3. The Whole thing together

I thought the concept of this book would be so cool. I wanted this book to more focused on the family bonding and becoming closer and less on the romance that developed. I want this book to focus on the family dynamics and it just did not happen! It really did not impress me.

4. We know it was you:

This book I thought I would love. I normally love mystery based novels. But this book had a lot of not needed sexual content that made this book just not my cup of tea. It also had a really confusing plot. I did not impress me.

5.  I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls #1)

I normally love Ally carter books. But this book did not impress me. I really loved the school concept and the school of spys’s but the writing did not wow me and the heavy focus on the romance was just not my thing. I have heard the series gets much better. So I hope to read more books in 2018!

6.  The Darkest mine

I think this book was least favorite of the year. I really did not like the lead at all and the story was just not my thing. The book did not impress me and I struggled to read it. I liked her previous books and want to read her fantasy books! This book was a let down.

What was some of your least favorite books of the year? Tell me in the comments!

Later book lovers!

Blood Rose Rebellion: Non-Spoiler Review

Blood Rose Rebellion by  Rosalyn Eves

Published by  Knopf Books for Young Readers on March 28, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, fantasy

Pages: 416

Format: Arc

Source: Comic Con

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I would give this book 3 for a review.

Summary!

The thrilling first book in a YA fantasy trilogy for fans of Red Queen. In a world where social prestige derives from a trifecta of blood, money, and magic, one girl has the ability to break the spell that holds the social order in place.

Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to perform the simplest spells. Anna would do anything to belong. But her fate takes another course when, after inadvertently breaking her sister’s debutante spell—an important chance for a highborn young woman to show her prowess with magic—Anna finds herself exiled to her family’s once powerful but now crumbling native Hungary.

Her life might well be over.

In Hungary, Anna discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. Not the people around her, from her aloof cousin Noémi to the fierce and handsome Romani Gábor. Not the society she’s known all her life, for discontent with the Luminate is sweeping the land. And not her lack of magic. Isolated from the only world she cares about, Anna still can’t seem to stop herself from breaking spells.

As rebellion spreads across the region, Anna’s unique ability becomes the catalyst everyone is seeking. In the company of nobles, revolutionaries, and Romani, Anna must choose: deny her unique power and cling to the life she’s always wanted, or embrace her ability and change that world forever.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book. I loved the historical fiction elements mixed with magic. I loved how she tackled also race and female roles in society and also prejudice. I various magic systems were the coolest part of this novel. I also enjoyed the various setting that we went to in this novel. I thought the story towards the middle did slow down and did get lost in some of the details. But i was really engaged by the lead. I am excited to see what book two brings.

 

How did I do with my 2017 bookish goals!

So last year I made this video of bookish related goals for 2017! Lets see how I did!

So Did I do what I said 🙂

  1. Still working on HP cannon 🙂 Order took me a year to read with my listening plan! I will get there 🙂
  2. Still listening to both teen wolf podcasts and the harry potter one but i did listen to a good amount of audio books 🙂
  3. I did listen to 12 audiobooks and actually listened to more! (in 2018 I need to pick one book and listen to it to the end and not start several audiobooks)
  4. Bookish things i actually fufllied most of them
  5. Still need to go on a book buying band 🙂
  6. I did finished the maze runner series
  7. I did finish the naturals series 🙂
  8. I did finished the star bound series!
  9. Upload scehdual much better esp on blog and instagram 🙂

Lets see how I do at just relaxing and enjoying to read. It was a fun look back!

Later book lovers!

 

Unearthed Arc Review: Non-spolier

Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Published by  Disney Hyperion on January 9, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Pages:326

Format: Arc

Source: ALA

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I would give this book 4.5 for a review.

Summary!

hen Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution the planet has been waiting for. The Undying’s advanced technology has the potential to undo environmental damage and turn lives around, and Gaia, their former home planet, is a treasure trove waiting to be uncovered. For Jules Addison and his fellow scholars, the discovery of an alien culture offers unprecedented opportunity for study… as long as scavengers like Amelia Radcliffe don’t loot everything first. Mia and Jules’ different reasons for smuggling themselves onto Gaia put them immediately at odds, but after escaping a dangerous confrontation with other scavvers, they form a fragile alliance. In order to penetrate the Undying temple and reach the tech and information hidden within, the two must decode the ancient race’s secrets and survive their traps. But the more they learn about the Undying, the more their presence in the temple seems to be part of a grand design that could spell the end of the human race…

My Thoughts:

I gave this book 4.5 stars for review.

I think the summary of this book was on point. Lara craft tome raider in space is literally how I would describe this book. I really love both characters in this novel and also both POV. I grew to adore them both and really adored jules he is def my new book boyfriend. I thought the plot was very fast moving and I was really engaged in the story. I sometimes struggled following the details of the various situations there were in. But the ending was so intriguing I need the second book NOW! I really loved this book and so excited to re-read this book and also read the sequel year!

 

Readathon Reading Wrap up!

So I actually had so much fun doing this readathon! I did wind up extending my readathon from one day to three days! Below is both all the books I read and also my video recounting my reading adventures!

Here are the books I completed in my 3 day readathon!

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Books I read:

Pretty dead girls: 4 stars

Blood Rose Rebellion 3.5 stars

The creswell plot 3 stars!

I read 1,020 pages! In three days!

If you read along with me! How many books or pages did you read!

Later book lovers!

 

 

Everless: Non-Spolier Arc Review

Everless  by Sara Holland

Published by  HarperTeen on January 2, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Pages:  368

Format: Arc

Source: Comic Con

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I would give this book 5 for a review.

Summary!

“Sara Holland is a fierce storyteller. Everless gives new and terrifying meaning to the phrase running out of time.” —Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval

In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries.

No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever.

But going back to Everless brings more danger—and temptation—than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again. Her decisions have the power to change her fate—and the fate of time itself.

Fans of Victoria Aveyard, Kendare Blake, and Stephanie Garber will devour this lush novel’s breathtaking action, incredible romance, and dangerous secrets.

My Thoughts:

I really loved this book! I thought this was a unique fantasy novel. I really adored both the characters and the world building. It was a well crafted mystery that really makes me want to re-read this novel. I think the world building was the stand out in this series and also the lead character of Jules. I really enjoyed this book so much. It was super fast past and kept me so engaged. I really want book two Now. It such a nail bitting read and I could not predict the mystery. I highly rec. this book if you are looking for unique fantasy novel!

2018 Wishlist Top Five Wed!

So this was  fun list to create! It is the type of books I hope we see more of in 2018! Also check out my video were I go into more detail.

  1. Contemporary books set in the same world: I really adore series like what Katie McGary does like each book focused on a couple of one character. I think these series allow me to became invested in all the characters and just am so excited for the individual books. Going of of this I would love authors to keep writing books in these series because there are some outstanding characters that need their own books!
  2. I love books series that have magic as focus in the series. I have been watching a lot of magic based shows and would love to read some unique magic  books that have creative magic systems.
  3. I would also love to see books inspired or branching off of t.v shows like Stranger things or runaways. I would love to see books that expand on this material.
  4. I want to see more male lead fantasy stories. I say this a lot, but I want some male led stories as well as the female ones.
  5. I want more super hero novels but not the popular ones. I wanted to see books that explore various characters and darker ones!

Let me know in the comments what type of books you hope to see in 2018!

Later Book Lovers!