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Top 5 Wednesday: authors you want to read more from

The Top 5 Wednesday is created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @Thoughts On Tomes. You can find the Goodreads group here.

–Talk about some authors that you’ve only read one or a few books from, and you NEED to read more!

 

1. Rainbow Rowell

I really enjoyed Fangirl and Eleanor&Park so I’m definitely planning to read more!

2. Julie Kagawa

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I know, I’ve read almost everything (from the entire Iron Fey series to the Blood of Eden), but the Talon saga is something I haven’t read yet. It seems to me like an amazing series, although I do not exactly have the money to buy them now 😦 In my country, the books have texture and I don’t know if the English books have it too?

3. Terry Pratchett

I’ve started reading the Discworld series a while ago, but I loaned the books from a guy and I don’t have a lot of contact with him any more so I’ll have to find another way

4. Rick Riordan 

I’ve read the Percy Jackson series, but after that he has written the Heroes of Olympus, Kane Chronicles, and if I remeber it right, another series, which I all haven’t read yet

5. Maggie Stiefvater

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I’ve read The Wolves of Mercy Falls and the Scorpio Races but I really want to read the Raven Cycle too. The books sound amazing (and honestly those covers are gorgeous)

And that’s all already! I have a lot more authors I really want to read more of, but maybe I’ll list them all sometime in another post 🙂

Have you read anything from these authors? What authors do you want to read more of?

-Luci


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Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Angsty Romances

The Top 5 Wednesday is created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @Thoughts On Tomes. You can find the Goodreads group here.

–This topic has been much requested! Talk about your favorite ships that have a healthy side of angst. (definition: adj.: describes a situation or literary piece which contains dark, depressing, angry, and/or brooding emotions from the participating characters.)

1. Divergent by Veronica Roth

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Tris and Four both had their fears and their past against them, and especially those fears made it really dark sometimes.

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2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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With both Peeta and Gale (#teamGale) it was angsty, mainly because of the conditions they lived in, but also the conditions in which they were together. With Peeta it was the darkness of the Games and everything around it, and with Gale it was the way they lived, had to hunt for their meals, and never sure whether the other would survive it. The surviving part was also really angsty during the Games.

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3. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

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I must say, with Valentine in the mix, Jace and Clary’s love had always been kind of dark. Especially in the book City of Lost Souls where Jace and Sebastian were bound together and Jace had become a servant of Evil. And yes, a lot of people absolutely despise this series, but I actually really liked them!

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4. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

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This book has been kind of dark from the beginning with Eleanor’s situation at home. Their relationship also isn’t exactly something you can call “light and happy” at times… I reviewed Eleanor and Park here if you’re interested 🙂

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5. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

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Ah yes, any chance to talk about this series and I will do it (are you guys sick of me yet haha). However, the romances in this series have been quite dark, with Lissa and Christian where Lissa uses spirit and becomes pretty depressed (which she later “gave”to Rose through the bond they share), and Christian with his aunt. Rose and Dimitri aren’t the perfect happy couple either, since Dimitri became a Strigoi and Rose got after him to murder him. I reviewed this series here 🙂

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And that’s it for my top 5! Do you guys agree with me? Do you like books with angsty romances like this? I personally love it when everything isn’t sunshine and rainbows, it makes me want to read faster even more to see how they end up!

-Luci


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T5W: Favorite polarizing books

I’m incredibly tired, since last Monday (January 16th) was my birthday and I slept for about 5 hours and then had to work half of the day and had a concert during the evening and got home at 2 am. However, I’m still alive, the concert was incredible and I had an amazing day 🙂

The Top 5 Wednesday is created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @Thoughts On Tomes. You can find the Goodreads group here.

–These are books that people either tend to love or hate, with no in between. Pick some of your favorites that fall into this category.

  1. Legend series by Marie Lu8f7c8bc2f2dd5effae2cf0c6ae84f30e

As far as I know, this is one that everyone just loves. The only slightly negative comments I’ve seen were about some typical YA cliches (love triangles and such), so that’s good! I absolutely loved this trilogy (I reviewed them here, here and here)

 

2. Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi

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Here, the opinions are more diverse. We have one part (that I’m with) that loved the series, and the other part just hated it. I can kind of understand them though, if you don’t like these kind of books, this is a no-go.

 

3. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

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Here, the opinions are, again, diverse. But now we have one part that loved it but though the last 3 books were unnecessary, the part that thought all 6 books were awesome, and the part that thought none of them were awesome. I personally was about to give up at the 4th book because I absolutely couldn’t get through with it, but at the end I was glad I went on. This series was quite amazing. Maybe a bit cliché at times, but hey, you can’t have everything, right?

4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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This is the book that almost everyone loved… Almost. I read a lot of comments that said this book was far from the truth and that the writing was terrible, as were the characters and how this book shouldn’t even be ranked so high (I’m sure there will always be comments like that, which I don’t understand. Why so much hate? Why won’t you just let people enjoy something, even if you don’t like it??). I think those people thought this book would make them feel like they were reading about themselves (like a lot of people had), but that wasn’t what happened. Or it was something else I don’t know. However, I really liked this book. I reviewed it here.

5. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

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Now this book was kind of hard to read at the beginning because the writing style was completely different from what I was used to. But once I got through that, this book was really enjoyable and I liked it a lot…. And then came the end and I screamed because I had definitely not seen that coming. This is a book that you can either love or hate. There’s almost no “I did like it, but not that much” possible. I have a feeling the one side is like me, completely in shock and the other side is like “… I have no words for how much worse this book got after that plottwist” (at least, that’s what I heard and read). I reviewed it here.

 

Did you love these books or did you absolutely despite them? Please tell me, I’m really curious! 

-Luci


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2017 standalones TBR

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Besides series, there are also a lot of standalones I really want to read in 2017. Most of them have been recommendations from friends, and some of them I’ve been wanting to read for a while already

  • Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven

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  • All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

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  • I’ll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson

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  • This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

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  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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  • Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

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  • The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

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  • November Nine by Colleen Hoover

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  • It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

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  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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As you may notice, I have a thing for pretty covers… Also the last two are English classics, and I’ve bought them already. Now I just need to read them!

Do we have any books in common? Or have you read these already? What did you think?

-Luci


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Book review: Eleanor & Park

My dear internet friend told me I should read it and it was amazing.

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Summary: Eleanor is a girl with red hair who always seems to wear the wrong clothes. Park is a boy with a love for comic books and music. Together, they make it through the school year.

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Goodreads link: Eleanor & Park

When I started this book, I didn’t really know what to expect. My friend told me it was really cool and such, but I just thought it was a bit weird. Park seemed pretty judging at first, but later I realized that was just something I had to read through. I really hated Eleanor’s stephfather, but I think that counts for everyone who read it.

While I didn’t really know what to think of Park’s parents, I loved how Park wore eyeliner. That was something I absolutely did not expect.

The whole book is a mixture of positive and negative things, parts where you want to cry and parts where you smile while reading it, but the end.. Oh man. I can’t even with the ending, it was definitely not what I expected.

Overall: Really nice book, so fluffy and also so sad

Have you read it? Let me know what you thought in the comments!

-Luci


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Book review: Fangirl

Someone recommended me this book and I thought “why the hell not”

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Summary: Cath is a Simon Snow fan, just like everyone else. Yet, Cath is just a little more. She’s obsessed, and not a little bit. She is a popular fanfic writer on the internet and together with her sister, Wren, she can do everything. But then the moment comes where they go to college -and thanks to Wren end up in different dorm rooms. While Wren seems to have it all easily come to her, Cath has to make some really hard choices, on her own. Is she able to leave Simon Snow behind her to start her own life now?

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Goodreads link: Fangirl

This book is honestly so accurate for about every fangirl everywhere. I heard a lot of good things about it and people told me this book seemed like it was written spefically for or about them and I must say, I kind of had the same feeling. Not everything was the same for me but I do try to write some fanfiction while also trying to keep my life together for as long as I can.

I loved how Cath had so many problems (yeah I know how cruel that sounds), and I love more how she dealt with them because I would probably do the same. In the book, there are excerpts of the fanfic she is writing about Simon Snow. Rainbow Rowell has also written a book called “Carry On” (link), which is about the same Simon Snow, as I heard. I think I might read that book soon too 🙂

Overall: This book was lovely, perfect for an evening where you just want to curl up on the couch with a book and a cup of coffee/tea/hot chocolate. Really enjoyable!

Have you read it? Let me know what you thought in the comments!

-Luci


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July wrap-up

Soo.. atfer being away for quite some time, I have come back with my (very much too late) July wrap-up. I could combine July and August, but that’d be the same because sadly, for so far in August I haven’t read anything yet 😦 Been in a bit of a reading slump, which I hope will be over soon. Luckily, I found the motivation for something else: rewatching Once Upon A Time and finally starting the last season too!

Oh well, let’s move on to the actual post!

Note: this post doesn’t contain too huge spoilers for named books

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