May Book Haul: Part 2 (BookOutlet)

This is the second part to my May book haul, including all of the books I got from the mother’s day sale on BookOutlet.com! I am just going to jump into it!

WARNING: This haul contains quite a few short stories/collections! I will start with them!

Dangerous Women edited by George R R Martin

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I have never read the A Song of Ice and Fire Series or even watched Game of Thrones, but I know Martin is a major author so I trust the authors he chose, and I am excited to read this short story collection.

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Ghostly by edited by Audrey Niffenegger

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Horror/paranormal literature is my absolute favorite, so I am excited to read this collection. It ranges from modern to very old literature, so it will be a nice perspective.

Buy on Amazon

Great Tales of Horror by H. P. Lovecraft

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I have actually never read a book by Lovecraft, so why not just start with a short story collection? He is a mastermind.

Buy on Amazon

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

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I read this at the beginning of the month, and thought it was just ok. I hope it isn’t a true impression of Flynn’s writing.

Check out my review!

Buy on Amazon

A World Without Princes (A School for Good and Evil 2) by Soman Chainani

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I actually bought this book thinking it was the first, which led me to buy the first on Amazon. Once again, I am stoked to read this and hopefully get a new favorite middle grade series!

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Monument 14: Sky on Fire by  Emmy Laybourne

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Same as above.

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Firecracker by David Iserson

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This book has a simple, yet gripping plot so I decided, why not get it? It also helped that it was cheap on bookoutlet. I’m excited to read a lesser known book. The cover is also A+.

Buy on Amazon

Queen of Shadows (TOG #4) by Sarah J Maas

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I have not read any of the books in this series, only owning the first one. I bought this book because it was a cheap hardcover, so I could not pass it up!

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This Song Will save your Life by Leila Sales

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I have no clue what this book is about, all I know is one of my best friends loves it so I thought I should at least give it a chance!

Buy on Amazon

Warren the 13th and the All Seeing Eye by Tania Del Rio

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This book has some of the most beautiful illustrations I have EVER seen. I am not sure on what the plot is other than it follows Warren, the hotel’s bellhop!

Buy on Amazon

Wildwood by Colin Meloy

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This is another book that is big, but I feel like this is going to be REALLY good. I don’t know why, but I have a feeling. I am not even sure on the plot…..

Buy on Amazon

 

So that is the end of all the books I bought/received in May! Sorry for how short all the descriptions/thoughts were, I was in a rush typing this!

Have you read any of these books? Thoughts?

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May Book Haul: Part 1!

Ok… So… this month I may or may not have bought/received a total of 31 books. Since I have so many books to show, I will be splitting this haul into two parts. Let us begin 🙂

These first 15 books all came from amazon/audible! I had some money for a book buying spree, don’t judge me….

The Last Star by Rick Yancey

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I can not believe I have my most anticipated release of 2016, and the finale of one of my favorite series in my hands. I am currently reading this, and plan to finish before Tuesday. This series is about the alien apocalypse, but it is done like no other!

Buy on Amazon

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

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I bought this book for a buddy read not expecting much, but I came out of it with a new favorite book and author. Will be reading ALL of Matson’s books by the end of this summer.

Check out my review
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The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

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I picked this book up for the Biannual Bibliathon which is in early July. It is the group read! I am so excited to read another book by Morgan Matson! (Although I will probably be reading Since You’ve Been Gone in June)

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The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

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I have been hearing so many good things about this series, so I could not help but buy the book. It is about a school for well the good and the evil. Two girls feel like they were placed in the wrong schools, so this follows their story.

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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This book has been receiving all of the buzz lately, and even has a movie coming out June 3rd! It is not really my type of read being straight up romance, but I will give it a shot!

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Fablehaven (#1-5) by Brandon Mull

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I honestly know nothing about this book. I heard Regan talk about it over on Perusetopia on YouTube so I decided to give it a shot. The box set was also cheap on Amazon, so that didn’t hurt! No clue what it is about!

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Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

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I have actually never heard of this series until I saw it on Bookoutlet, but the concept got me! A group of kids are trapped in a super store trying to survive the horrors beyond the walls! SOLD!

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Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

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I host a book club called the YA Book Club over on BooksAmino and this is our June pick! It is about a girl who joins a motorcycle race with only one goal in mind; kill Hitler. I am excited to get to this!

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Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins

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First of all, this cover is STUNNING. I thought My True Love Gave to Me was an ok short story collection, having some amazing stories, and one or two boring ones. Most were just ok though. I decided to give this one a try!

Buy on Amazon

Illuminae by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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I already own the physical copy, but I decided to get the audio book with my monthly credit! I have heard the audio book is amazing, and could not pass it up!

Buy on Amazon

The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison

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Every month Amazon lets you choose one free kindle book from a selection of five if you are a prime member. I chose this! I am not sure what it is about, but it seems interesting!

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***Those are all the books I bought/received from Amazon***

Everland by Wendy Spinale

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This was the book in Owlcrates May box! I am not sure on what the plot is, but I know it involves a steam punk theme, which I do not read much of, so count me in!

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I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

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My apologies for the terrible photo. I was looking for a good mystery, so I chose this as my book from Bookofthemonthclub.com!

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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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I actually already own the US version of this, but this edition was too pretty to pass up.

(Can be found on Book Depository, although it is rarely in stock)

These Heroic, Happy Dead by Luke Mogelson

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I received this book in exchange for a review! It features a bunch of short stories about war veterans, in and out of the war! I will be reading this in June for sure.

Buy on Amazon

The Graces by Laure Eve

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This is another book I received an ARC of in exchange for a review! All I know is that this book is about witches, so I am always into that! I will read this soon!

Pre-Order on Amazon

 

So that wraps up part one of my May book haul! I will be posting part two soon, which will include all of my book outlet buys!

Tag Tuesday: Social Media Book Tag.

Sorry this is a couple of days late! Today, for week 3 of Tag Tuesday, I am doing the social media tag! Let’s begin 🙂

1. Twitter: Your favorite short book.

For this I am going to choose two choices. My first on is a novella by Rainbow Rowell, Kindred Spirits.

I was not expecting to enjoy this book at all, but it was one of the best short stories I have ever read. It wasn’t completely romance, and it focused more on friendship.

Check out my review!

For my second choice I chose Slasher Girls and Monster Boys, a short story collection put together by April Genevieve Tucholke!

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I am a hardcore horror buff, whether it is movies or books I am in! I am currently reading this book, almost complete, and there has only been 1 story I was not a huge fan of. It has such a broad assortment of horror stories that it will contain something everyone loves!

2. Facebook: A book everyone pressured you to read.

I am also going to choose two for this one, one that I have read and one that I have not.

For the one that I have read I chose Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

I had an unbelievable amount of people tell e to read it, so I finally did last month! This book is honestly so good, and I definitely will be continuing in the series!

Check out my review!

The book that I have not read is possibly one of the biggest YA series ever, that being Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas.

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This has by far been the most recommended book (to me, at least) ever. I did start it once but only made it 20 pages before putting it down. Since I have heard it is hard to get into, I will try again for sure!

3. Tumblr: A book you read before it was cool.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

I remember seeing my friend read this years and years ago thinking “that sounds so weird…” he eventually got me to read it. And love it. Ok obsess over it. Still.

4.Myspace: A book you can’t remember whether you liked it or not.

A book I don’t remember my feelings on is Emily the Strange: The Lost Days.

I read this book so long ago, but i can not remember for the life of me whether I enjoyed it or not. I can not even remember what this book is about. UGH.

5. Instagram:  A book that was so beautiful, you had to Instagram it.

Some of my all time favorite covers are definitely the UK editions of The Mortal Instrument Series by Cassandra Clare.

I am not one to buy multiple editions of the same book, but I could not help myself. I had to start my collection of these beautiful covers… and I haven’t even read the damn series yet! That is some dedication right there.

6. YouTube: A book you wish would be turned into a movie.

There are so many book to movie adaptations out there, but I am going to go with Looking for Alaska by John Green.

I know this is supposed to become a movie at some point, but when? It is one of my favorite books, and I just want to see it on the big screen! Some other series I would include are The Lunar Chronicles, The Never-Open Desert Diner, and We Were Liars.

7. Goodreads: A book you recommend to everyone.

Time for my answer to everything…. MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs.

I talk about this series so damn much, it has something for everyone. Just read it.

I also recommend The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey just as much.

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The final book was released this Tuesday and I have had it since. I will be starting ASAP.

There you have it, another tag! Any tags you would like to see me do in the future? Let me know below!

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon// Review

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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers on September 1st, 2015.

Genre(s): Contemporary. 

My Format and Page Count: Hardcover// 306 Pages.

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“Everything’s a risk. Not doing anything is a risk. It’s up to you.”

Spoiler alert: Love is worth everything. Everything.”

“It’s a hard concept to hold on to–the idea that there was a time before us. A time before time.

In the beginning there was nothing. And then there was everything.”

This book was full of so many amazing quotes, and the ones above are barely brushing the surface.

***NON-SPOILER SECTION***

Summary: 

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

My Review:

Pros:

  • The Format: I loved that this book was not only words, but also included emails, IM’s, pictures, and a bunch of other things. It made it original and added to the cutesy feeling. The email portions of this book were definitely my favorite parts. 
  • The Idea: The idea of a girl who can’t leave her house was definitely perfect to be made into a book. It was something that hasn’t been done before, so I am glad it was put out into the world. 
  • The Love Interest: Although this book had the dreaded insta-love, I did enjoy Olly, the love interest. I felt like he wasn’t the cookie cutter love interest we see so much in YA, and he always cared about Maddy.

Indifferent:

  • The Execution: I didn’t hate how this book was put together, but I also did not love it. I felt like it could have been done better, but it was still pretty ok. Not much more to say here. 

Cons:

  • The Characters: Yes, I was not a fan of any characters other than Olly and Carla, no, I am not a monster! I felt like at points Maddy made pointless decisions, and do not even get me started on the mother. I didn’t necessarily hate Maddy, I just was always annoyed of her. 
  • INSTA-LOVE: I am a firm believer that insta-love is a terrible trope to have in a book, and this one had it HARDCORE. Enough said. 

Overall Thoughts on the Book:

This book definitely was not a terrible book. For a debut novel it was actually really good. Although it wasn’t my favorite, I will definitely be picking up Nicola Yoons upcoming novel.

My Rating: 3.25/5 Stars.

Reason for My Rating: It fell short in the character section, and the execution could have been better. Other than that, solid novel. 

***SPOILER SECTION***

NOW, Let’s talk about that plot twist!

I did NOT see that ending coming. I would have never called it, and it shocked me. 

Maddy’s mother lied to her all of her life about being allergic to everything, causing her to lose 18 years of it. In a sense it seems unforgivable, but her mother was obviously not in the right mental state so I am conflicted on how to feel about her. In the end, I can’t say it would be easy to forgive her, but it is her mother after all. I just feel like it was a nice addition to the book, and it definitely upped the rating.

 

What did you think about Nicola Yoon’s debut novel Everything, Everything? Let me know below!

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn// Review

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Since this is a short (short) story I will not be doing a normal review.

***THIS BOOK IS FOR MATURE READERS***

“Books may be temporary; dicks are forever.”

Plot-

A canny young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating various levels of mostly harmless fraud. On a rainy April morning, she is reading auras at Spiritual Palms when Susan Burke walks in. A keen observer of human behavior, our unnamed narrator immediately diagnoses beautiful, rich Susan as an unhappy woman eager to give her lovely life a drama injection. However, when the “psychic” visits the eerie Victorian home that has been the source of Susan’s terror and grief, she realizes she may not have to pretend to believe in ghosts anymore. Miles, Susan’s teenage stepson, doesn’t help matters with his disturbing manner and grisly imagination. The three are soon locked in a chilling battle to discover where the evil truly lurks and what, if anything, can be done to escape it.

My Thoughts-

I was expecting something completely different going into this book… Less comedy and more horror… but i was happy with the comical edge it took on. When I began reading it was overwhelmed, but I decided its only 64 pages lets just finish it. I am happy I did. The characters in this book were dull and pretty cookie cutter, the ghost part of the story was *pretty much* none existent, and the main characters POV was sometimes dull. I did not hate this book entirely though, I actually enjoyed the book for the most part, but it was only ok to me. The ending was not satisfying AT ALL.

My Rating: 2.75/5 Stars.

Reason for my rating-

I was very fifty-fifty during this book. I guess you could say I was indifferent. The comedy of it did bring it up, though.

Sorry for the short review, I just felt the need to post this.

 

Tag Tuesday: The Ruler of Books Tag.

It is the second Tuesday for my tag Tuesday segment, and for today, Tuesday 17th, I will be doing the Ruler of Books Tag. Lets get started!

 

1.  If you were the ruler of books, which book would you make everyone read?

I am just going to go with my favorite book, that being Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

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This series has something for EVERYONE, and I just adore it. I know I talk about it all the time, but deal with it 😉

2. What would you abolish in book construction?

I am going to be stealing this from Hails from Hails Hearts NYC over on YouTube, but it just irks me so much. Tall books. I have NO clue why, but I feel like I take AGES to read tall books, and it puts me off. The Fifth Wave Series and The Red Rising Series are examples of tall books. I am just not a fan.

 

3. Which author would you commission to write any book that you want?

I am going to go with Suzanne Collins. The Hunger Games trilogy was a solid trilogy, and she hasn’t really written any YA since so I just want her to write literally anything.

4. Which book would you demote to the library’s basement to make room for new books?

Asylum by Madeleine Roux.

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I felt like this book had boring characters, a forgettable plot and loads of wasted potential. I am going to continue with the series because I usually wont quit a series until after the second book, but I feel like it will go the same way.

5. Which cover artist would you commission to make a mural?

The cover artist of any and all (AKA two) of Nicola Yoon’s books.

Do I really have to explain?

6. Which characters face would you put on a coin? 

Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter.

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She is such a unique character and I love her.

7. Which book would you award the ruler of books 2016 prize to?

This book as not released in 2016, but I read it back in January and it made its home in my all time favorites. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.

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This series is so amazing, and is one of the few books that I ever pre-ordered . (The Last Star) I am so glad the movie pushed me to read this book so I could see it, I enjoyed every aspect. Although the second book was iffy I still think the series will have a nice end.

And that ends the tag! Do you agree with any of my choices? What changes would YOU make? Any tags you would like to see me do in the future? Let me know down below!

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson// Review

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Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

Published by Simon and Schuster on May 8th, 2012.

Genre(s): Contemporary.

My Format and Page Count: Hardcover// 468 Pages.

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“A thousand moments that I had just taken for granted mostly because I had assumed that there would be a thousand more.”

Before I begin, this review will be split up into a non-spoiler section, and a spoiler section. I will warn when the spoiler section begins! Enjoy 🙂

***NON-SPOILER SECTION***

 

Summary: 

Taylor Edwards’ family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains.

Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven’t actually gone anywhere. Her former best friend is still around, as is her first boyfriend…and he’s much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve.

As the summer progresses and the Edwards become more of a family, they’re more aware than ever that they’re battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance—with family, with friends, and with love.

My Review:

I buddy read this book with a friend on booksamino, and I did not think I would like it that much. It was so good. It broke me. It fixed me. It did everything I could have asked from a book. So now let’s get on to the review.

Pros:

  • The Characters: There was not one character I did not like in this whole book. There was occasions when Taylor, our main  character, came off as whiny, and Lucy, her ex bff, came off as bitchy, but all in all they were all solid. I feel like I got to know the characters on a level most authors would not be able to reach, especially in a standalone. My favorite character was probably Taylor’s dad, though.
  • The Plot: I like the idea of a summer full of second chances. Facing your fears and getting shit done. No matter how cheesy it is, I always love it.
  • The Family: The relationship between the family members in this book was so raw and real, I couldn’t help but finding myself relating my own family to the one in this book. It really hits home when a book shows a family’s real flaws, especially when that is not the main focus of the book.
  • The Sickness: The way they treated the fathers cancer in this book was amazing. They didn’t make the father fight a losing battle, but instead enjoy his summer. Most books put an unrealistic edge on illnesses but this one hit it right on the head.
  • The Writing: Quite possibly my favorite aspect of this novel was Matson’s writing. I love how simple yet strong her writing is, and it makes me want to read all of her books right now and all the time. I don’t think I will ever have enough.

Indifferent:

  • The Romance: I enjoyed both of the characters involved in the romance, but the actual building of it is what made me iffy. I did enjoy the fact that there was history before the book began. 

Rating: 5/5 Stars.

Reason For My Rating: This book was ALMOST absolutely perfect in every aspect. There wasn’t anything I disliked, and it opened me up to a new author.

***SPOILER SECTION BEGINS***

Alright, let’s talk about the end of the book. I was worried that they would somehow miraculously save the dad from this cancer like so many books do, so I was more than happy when the author did kill him. This sounds rough, but it is what made this book perfect. It broke me down when he passed away, but him writing the letters to all of his family for certain milestones of their life put me back together. This book has made itself a home in my favorites section.

 

Have you read this book? What did you think of it?

Top Ten Books/Series I Would Like To Get To This Summer!

My TBR is beyond massive, and it is only growing. (Let me just say the month of May will have a very interesting haul) Anyways, today I will be talking about ten books I would like to get to this summer! (I will not be including any series I am already reading, only those I have not started)

1. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

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I have recently developed an obsession with Morgan Matson, after finishing her novel Second Chance Summer. This book is about a girl. Her father is a politician, and some sort of scandal is happening. That is honestly all I know, but I will be reading this in July for the biannual bibliothons group read!

Buy on Amazon

2. A School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

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This series is about two girls attending a fairy tale like school, sorted by good an evil. They each feel they are put into the wrong school. I am doing a 2016 challenge with a friend in which we choose 5 books for the other to read by the end of the year, and this was one of her picks for me! I have been wanting to read this middle grade series, and I am definitely going to binge it soon.

Buy on Amazon

3. Summer Days and Summer Nights by Stephanie Perkins

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This book is edited by Stephanie Perkins, with a short stories from 12 amazing YA authors! All of the stories include a love story with some sort of summer aspect. I actually thought most of the stories in My True Love Gave to Me were just ok, but the stories in this one sound WAY more up my alley, and I am going to try it out! It comes out May 17th.

Pre-order on Amazon

4. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

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I finally was able to get my hands on these editions, which means it is finally time to read them! I am SO behind on the bandwagon with this series, that I need to read them as soon as possible.

Buy This Edition on Book Depository

5. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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This book has all the hype currently, and since there is a movie coming out i decided it was time to read it myself. I have absolutely no idea what this is about, so I will be going into this blind and hopeful.

Buy on Amazon

6. The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

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I have slowly been accumulating these books in preparation of a binge read, so I think it is about time I read about this. All I know is it is about vampires. So many people love this series, so why not read my first ever Richelle Mead book? 🙂

Buy on Amazon

7. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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I started this book once, but never continued due to life being hectic. I need to finally pick this book up, love it, read them all, cry, and live. Like ASAP. I am afraid I am going to hate it, but we will see.

Buy on Amazon

8. Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

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I own all five books in this middle-grade series, yet I have not read it. I love anything that has to do with fairy tales, and this is another series I will definitely be binging. I am so excited to read these.

Buy on Amazon

9. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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I have only read Rainbow Rowells short story, Kindred Spirits, and I loved it! It is about time I read her most talked about novel, AND Carry On which I will just include with this.

Buy on Amazon

10. Angelfall by Susan Ee

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I have been wanting to read this since I found out about it, and honestly I have no clue why I haven’t. It is about angels falling down to earth and an apocalypse starting… SO up my alley.

Buy on Amazon

 

There you have it! Top ten books and series I would like to get to this summer. What books are you looking forward to reading out in the sun? Let me know below!

Tag Tuesday: A-Z Tag.

Hello everyone! I have decided to do a new segment/thingy thing on my blog! Tag Tuesday! Every other (maybe every Tuesday if I am feeling it) I will do a new tag here. I know I just did a tag but… shhhh!

For today, May 10th, I will be doing the A-Z Tag!

Author You Read The Most~

The author that I have read the most books from is definitely R. L Stine. Even now I love his Fear Street series and have read upwards of 40 of those books! Definitely recommend for those looking for some good slasher/paranormal books.

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Best Sequel Ever!~

Easy. Hollow city, the second book in the Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children series. It is SO GOOD. Loved it more than the first book. Ugh.

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Currently Reading~

I am currently reading Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson and Alice by Christina Henry.

Drink of Choice While Reading~

I mostly tend to drink sweet tea while reading… or at any point ever to be honest.

E-Reader or Physical Copy~

1,000,000 percent physical copy. I don’t know why but I can not read any book that is not in physical copy. Audio, kindle, etc I just can not.

Fictional Character You Would Have Dated in High School~

Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter Series. She has an AMAZING personality, and is one of my all time favorite characters. Plus she is in the best Hogwarts house 😉

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Glad You Gave this Book a Chance~

Definitely Looking for Alaska by John Green. I never had any intentions of picking up a John Green book until my friend picked it for our months read, and it is now one of my favorite books.

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Hidden Gem Book~

The Never-Open Desert Diner by James Anderson. I read this book for review, not expecting much, but it gave me EVERYTHING I ever needed in life. Please read it.

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Important Moment in your Reading Life~

This is going to be a super basic answer, but when I read The Hunger Games because that is what got me into reading YA literature, AKA most of what I read.

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Just Finished~

The Never-Open Desert Diner is my most recent read. I have not finished a book yet this month, so I am slacking big time. Should have four done by the end of this week though so yay 🙂

Kind of Books you Wont Read~

There is no specific type of book I will not read, only ones with bad editing.

Longest Book You Have Read~

I honestly have absolutely no idea what the longest book I have read is…. oops.

Major Book Hangover Because Of~

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone gave me a massive book hangover when I read it for the first time back in January. All of February I did terrible.

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Number of Book Cases You Own~

I own one MASSIVE book shelf, and one small one. I will do a bookshelf tour in June.

One Book you Read Multiple Times~

The Bad Beginnings, the first book in the Series of Unfortunate Events Series by Lemony Snicket. Other than that I have NEVER reread a book. I plan to start this year though.

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Preferred Place to Read~

I have a small love seat in my family room in the basement. No one is ever there, and it is in this corner which feels cut off from the world, so I love it. I may do a picture tour of it.

Quote that Inspires you/ Gives you All the Feels From a Book you Have Read~

I am about to cheat hardcore on this and go with a quote from my favorite television show, American Horror Story.

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This quote is creepy, haunting, and beautiful. I don’t know, I’m weird but I feel I had to use this since it is the first quote that ever pops in my head when quotes are mentioned.

Reading Regret~

Reading books that had a lot of hype surrounding them, rather than what I actually felt like reading.

Series you Started and Need to Finish~

Be prepared, here comes a list.

The Harry Potter Series by J. K Rowling, Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children Series by Ransom Riggs, The 5th Wave series by Rick Yancey, The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan, The Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard, The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer… That isn’t even the end of it.

Three of your All Time Favorite Books~

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs, The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. No explanation.

Unapologetic Fan Girl For~

The Miss Peregrines Trilogy. I can not even omg.

Very Excited for This Release More Than Others~

The Last Star by Rick Yancey. It is completing one of my favorite series… UGH.

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Worst Bookish Habit~

As of recently I have been starting a lot of books and not finishing, so that needs to stop ASAP. Also, buying books….

X-Marks the Spot: Stop at The Top of your Shelf and pick the 27th Book~

Nightfall by Jake Halpern. (Read it and gave it a 3/5 stars)

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Your Latest Book Purchase~

WELL, yesterday I bought 11 books off BookOutlet.com for the sale, but after that I also bought 2 books from Amazon.com, those being A School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani and Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.

ZzZ Snatcher: Last Book that Kept you Up Way Late~

The 5th Wave kept me up all night while I was reading it in January. The next day was NOT fun.

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There you have it, the A-Z Tag! If you have a tag you want me to do in the future comment below and I will do it soon!

The Chocolate Book Tag// Tag #2

Hello 🙂 Today I thought I would do a tag that can truly show my true love, that being The Chocolate Book Tag!

  1. Dark Chocolate: A Book with a Dark Topic. 

For this I chose This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp.

I read this book back in January right when it was released and thought it was a solid book. It follows four students, all in the midst of a school shooting. I thought it was interesting on how it gave the POV’s of characters in the auditorium as the shooting happened, and even two characters who were not inside, but instead trying to help. I highly recommend 🙂

2. White Chocolate: Favorite Light-Hearted Read.

My favorite light-hearted read is the Harry Potter Series by J. K Rowling.

I actually just started the Harry Potter series for the first time this year and I am slowly making my way through it. Whenever I pick one of these books up I know it will bring me happiness, even when things get grim. As for the plot, do I really have o explain? 😉

3. Milk Chocolate: A Book that has a Lot of Hype Currently that you are Dying to Read.

I am DYING to read The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson.

I am currently reading my first Morgan Matson novel, that being Second Chance Summer and I absolutely love it so far. That being said, I don’t know much about her new book but everyone wants to read it, and I know I will love it.

4. Chocolate with a Caramel Center: A Book that made you Feel all Gooey and Warm Inside.

I was not sure what to pick with this book since I don’t really read books for this feeling, but I decided to choose Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.

Unlike the rest of these books, I only thought this book was ok giving it 3/5 stars. It is about a girl who is allergic to everything, and just wants to live life. Then she meets a boy. I did like the romance though, and it made me feel good and happy. All I have to say about this one 😛

5. Wafer-Free Kit Kat: A Book that has Surprised You.

My choice for this is We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.

I didn’t expect to love this book as much as I did. This is one of the few books that have actually gave me headaches due to how sad it was. It also surprised me in the twisty aspect as well because I can safely say I did NOT expect the ending AT ALL. It is about a girl who spends the summer with her family on a private island. That is all you have to know..

6. Snickers: A book you are Currently going Nuts About.

For this I chose a book I am not going nuts about because I loved it, but one I NEED TO READ AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND IT IS CURRENTLY KILLING ME. I chose The Last Star by Rick Yancey.

The Fifth Wave series is one of my all time favorites, so I can not wait for the final book, even though I don’t want it to end. It is about an alien apocalypse…. but the problem is they don’t know who is human, and who is not. PLEASE READ THIS IF YOU HAVE NOT.

7. A Box of Chocolates: A Series You Feel has Something for Everyone.

This one was super easy, and I chose Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

That is right, my ALL TIME FAVORITE SERIES. I have actually not read the final book because I can’t emotionally…. anywho, this book has something for EVERYONE. It is about a boy, Jacob, who was told stories about children who have peculiarities all through his childhood. He doesn’t believe them until he comes face to face with them, and all havoc ensues from there. Read it. Just do it. You will NOT regret it. GO NOW.

 

I hope you enjoyed The Chocolate Book Tag! I am going to tag Jordan over on ReadByRoe.Wordpress.com! Check her out 🙂