So for today’s Top Ten Tuesday I picked the Top 5 Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year. I couldn’t think of 10 books so I just stuck with 5. Did any of my books make it on your list? What books do you hope Santa leaves under your tree?
1.The 100 by Kass Morgan (or the whole trilogy).
I would love to read this book and compare it to the t.v. show!
2. Eye of Minds by James Dashner
I loved Dashner’s Maze Runner trilogy and I would love to read some of his other work.
3. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
The main character is allergic to everything and I’m allergic to basically any animal that has fur so I think I could relate a lot to this book.
4. Missoula by Jon Krakauer
This book takes place not too far from where I live. Even though this book is about a serious topic, I’d still love to read it and get to know more about the situation that went on.
5. Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid
Just a light fluffy contemporary I’ve had my eye on for a while.
Title/Author: The Heir by Kiera Cass
Genre: Dystopia, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: May 5th, 2015
Page Count: 342
Rating: ★★★ stars
Sit down and stay a while because this is going to be one lengthy review.
From the first twenty pages of this book we see how Eadlyn is exactly like her mother and how she’s ten times more of a brat. We also know that deep down inside no matter how much she dislikes Kile, she’s hiding this huge crush for him (which is so predictable). And also Eadlyn starts pulling this “forever alone” crap about a third of the way through the novel which is not okay.
I totally called out the last 20 pages of the book. I strongly (I mean very strongly) dislike how this book/series is so incredibly predictable and I just can’t stand it anymore. I don’t mind if my predictions can be right sometimes, but with every little thing Cass tries to hint at just blows up because you automatically know what’s going to happen next.
Problems that I’m still having with this series include how I WANT more of the world/insight on why the citizens are having an uprising. I want to be shown and told why they’re fighting for this cause and what the actual people are like outside the castle walls besides the contenders for the selection. At this point in the series I’m sick of dealing with this selection crap and I want more politics and insight as to why this is considered a “dystopian” novel, because when I read it I get no dystopian vibe whatsoever. And if it’s considered a dystopian novel because the citizens are rebelling against the government that hardly plays a part in the series, then this is upsetting because this book and series is nowhere near a dystopian novel.
Even though there were so many problems with this book I did have a few likes about this installment. America wasn’t annoying at all and that finally her daughter finally got her crap together towards the end of the book realizing that she’s the problem and needs to actually be a human and show some feelings towards people. And that I also enjoyed characters such as Kile and Hale.
Even though this is my so called “favorite” of the series it still gets a 3 star rating. I enjoy this book way more than any of the other books in the selection series, but there are still way too many problems that I’m having with Cass’ craft at this point in the series. Examples include annoying and irritating main character, no dystopic feels whatsoever, and super-duper predictable plot.
Once again I am back for another Top Ten Tuesday! For today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic it’s the Top Ten Best Books I Read Overall in 2015. If you haven’t read any of these books in 2015 you should make sure they’re on your 2016 TBR list!
1.The Good Girls by Sara Shepard
2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Illustrated Edition) by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay
3. Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by J.K. Rowling
4. The Death Cure by James Dashner
5. Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
6. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
7. Ali’s Pretty Little Lies by Sara Shepard
8. Paper Towns by John Green
9. Burn for Burn by Jenny Han
10. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday I decided to combine the two topics (five of each topic) that you could choose from Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To and Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I Still Need To Watch.
Top Five Book To Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To
1. Mockingjay Part 2 (November 2015)
2. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (November 2016)
3. Allegiant (March 2016)
4. Ascendant (March 2017)
5. The Death Cure (September 2016)
Top Five Book To Movie Adaptations I Still Need To Watch
2. The Fault in Our Stars
3. The Scorch Trials
5. City of Bones
Currently I’m behind on my Goodreads goal for the year. So for this month I decided to make a TBR list that hopefully I can complete this month and get ahead of my Goodreads goal!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Illustrated Edition) by J.K. Rowling
The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
So the other day I did the Unpopular Opinions Book Tag and I must say it was SO nice to get out some unpopular opinions since we always hear about positive opinions and reviews!
Hello and welcome back to yet another Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s topic is Halloween themed freebie. You can choose from your choice (ie. 10 best ghost stories, 10 things that scare you in books, 10 literary Halloween costumes, 10 vampire novels, 10 books that WILL scare you, 10 non-scary books for Halloween, 10 scariest covers, etc.) or whatever else you can come up with. I decided to go with my top ten books that have some sort of power in them.
1. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
2. Life After Death: Twilight Reimagined by Stephenie Meyer
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
4. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
5. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
6. The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
7. Fire with Fire by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
8. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
9. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
10. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas