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Top 5 Wednesday: Series that got better

Getting back on track and trying to write my reviews for the three books I’ve read in the next few days! There’s a lot going on in my life at the moment so I do not expect a lot, but I should be able to have at least one review up by the weekend. Note: as I’m typing this, it’s Wednesday night (and it’s 3am oops), and just a day ago on Tuesday I have broken up with my (now ex) boyfriend so I’m not really completely back from that yet.

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

— We’ve talked about series that went downhill with each book, but talk about series that are worth pushing through the first (or first few…) books to get to the good stuff!

This will be quite a hard one because usually when I read series, I like all the books! However, I did manage to find some 🙂

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1. Legend series by Marie Lu

Gods, I loved this series with the first book, but the second and third were even better! Although there was a little bit of a love triangle, not much happened at that point, which was amazing!

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2. Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead

Ahhh of course, Richelle Mead in the list. I absolutely adored the first book, but when this series went on it just got better and better and better. So many new things were happening and it was so good! I still have to finish it someday but I since I recently bought both Vampire Acacademy and Bloodlines, I might as well start them all over again :p

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3. Blood of Eden series by Julie Kagawa

While this series also started off great, much more things happened when this series continued. I’m still sad that this series ended after three books though

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4. Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi

I must admit, when I first started reading Shatter Me, I honestly didn’t know what to think of it. A girl who can’t touch anyone…. but one person? Who she also seems to hate??? Or not???? However, as the books went on the plot got better and better

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5. Penryn and the End of Days series by Susan Ee

Although I haven’t read this series yet (still missing the third book), this is another great series with a great start and a great middle and as far as I know, a great ending. There is actually no love triangle so far so that’s an amazing thing

 

Honorary mention: Percy Jackson series (and everything else) by Rick Riordan

This is honorary because I already had 5, but also because I didn’t like any other book more than the first one, it’s just that they all are so great! Seriously I can’t tell you enough how much I adore the entire Percy Jackson world ❤

-Luci


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top 5 Wednesday: hate to love

I’m back with another T5W! The Top 5 Wednesday is created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @Thoughts On Tomes. You can find the Goodreads group here.

— Ask and you may receive. By request, a topic all about your favorite hate to love romances! 

Ahhhh I love hate-to-love romances so much sometimes. When they’re well written, it can easily fit into my favorite kind of ship!
1. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

One of my favorite series as a small reader! Back then it was my basic introduction of a hate-to-love and I just really liked all the tension and how much they attracted they were to one another. I should reread them again soon tbh

 

2. Angelfall by Susan Ee

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I read the first two books in this series last year and I still haven’t gotten my hands on book 3 yet :((( Penryn and Raffe are really complex characters and I want to know how it ends so badly (don’t tell me though!!). Reviews are here and here

 

3. Geekerella by Ashley Poston

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I finished this book a few weeks ago (thanks for the ARC!) and it was so good! Without saying too much, let’s just say the hate-to-love is a real thing here! If you’ve read the book you’d understand it 🙂 I reviewed it here

 

4. Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa

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One of my all time favorite series. It’s been a while since I’ve read them (time for a reread, right?) but if I’m right, Meghan and Ash didn’t always like each other so much…

 

5. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

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Ah yes, how could I possibly not include this series in a post…? 😛 However, Sydney and Adrian are one of my ultimate fav ships because they are just so different in the beginning. And, of course, from book 3 (right?) on, we have chapters in Adrian’s POV which only makes it better! reviewed here, here, here and here

Have you read any of these books? Do you like hate-to-love relationships? Why (not)?? Tell me! 

-Luci


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Book review: End Of Days (Penryn & The End Of Days 2)

It’s been a while, but I have another book review ready for you!

Read my review of Angelfall here

Title: End Of Days

Author: Susan Ee

Goodreads link: End Of Days

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Summary: Penryn just has her sister Paige back when she disappears again. People think she’s a monster, and Penryn’s mom is heartbroken. When Penryn drives around, looking for Paige, she catches sight of the angel’s plan, and how far they’re willing to go to achieve it. In the meantime, Raffe is still searching, hunting for his wings. He needs them to take his rightful place among the angels. But what will he choose when it comes between capturing his wings or helping Penryn?

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First of all, after finishing the first book, I didn’t think Penryn and Raffe would ever see each other again, and yet again, I was surprised! This book took a really different turn than I expected, I must say. I still loved it though 🙂

Penryn has only become more awesome, as far as dealing with a little sister-become-monster and a schizophrenic mother goes. She deals with a lot of things, and her reactions are better than I expected. In her place, I probably would have panicked a lot!

Raffe is someone who doesn’t really show up until somewhere around the end, and I was completely surprised as I thought we had seen the last of him in book one. In my imagination, he looks amazing with his black demon-ish wings… His mature decision to not kiss Penryn at all hurt me a little in the chest, but I understood it and I’m glad too. These books aren’t made for a sappy love story.

Paige is someone I don’t know what to think about. In the first book, she was a helpless little girl, kidnapped by angels. Now, she’s become a monster, a runaway monster, to be exact. I hope we’ll see more of her in the third book. Same goes for Penryn’s mom, I actually think she’s kind of awesome with the way she deals with things. She’s the only one who would write with lipstick on a dead man’s chest.

The twins also keep surprising me, I am almost thinking they have a 6th sense for knowing when and where they’re needed. I hope to see those twins returning in book three.

Overall, this book was amazing, and it got me really excited for book three. The something between Penryn and Raffe is kinda frustrating, I want them to be together but I also don’t want it, because I’m afraid it’ll turn into one of those typical forbidden love stories, you feel me? 😛  Sadly, my library doesn’t have book three and it annoys the hell out of me. I hope to get it somewhere soon.

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Did you read this book? Or the third? What am I missing out on? Nah, don’t spoil it for me 😛 Tell me if you thought this book was awesome too, or if not, why?

-Luci


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Book review: Angelfall (Penryn & The End Of Days 1)

Ahhhh bloody internet keeps doing stupid, and it bothers me so much 😦

Title: Angelfall

Author: Susan Ee

Goodreads link: Angelfall

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Summary: When, six weeks after the apocalypse, Penryn, her helpless sister and her mother try to escape their home, they “stumble” across the angels. The angels of the apocalypse. They seem to be fighting, and one of them has been cut from his wings and left for dead. Penryn honestly couldn’t care less (except that the limbs and feathers of angels have a high price to sell them for), till the other angels take her little sister with them. Penryn recues the dying angel on the street and forces him to bring her to her sister.

I’ve read this book before, and for some reason I kept not being able to read further than the first chapters. Now, I wonder what happened, because this book is awesome! It took so many different turns that at one point I didn’t know what to expect any more.

The setting sometimes reminded me of the series The Walking Dead (especially in the camp, halway through the book), which is pretty cool. Except that that series is about zombies and this one about angels and apocalypse.

This is one of the first books I’ve read where there is no secret “I’d give up anything for you but no one can know” love, and that’s the good thing. Penryn and Raffe are not together, and it goes so well. I mean, at some point Penryn must hav realized Raffe is pretty hot and all, but the fact that they couldn’t stand each other was just the best. Somehow, that made the book even better.

It was refreshing to actually read a book about all of this without a love triangle, and, if you round it up, there wasn’t love at all.

Raffe is a really interesting character, because he may be an angel and all, but once his wings were cut off, he was practically helpless. In fact, he was dying. And he was only a little bit arrogant.

Penryn is someone I could easily be. If someone took my little sister, I’d hunt them down over the entire world if I had to, but I would’ve brought her back. She’s also pretty smart, which was good because if there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s books where girls are portrayed as helpless. And a lot of books seem to not have that, except that the secret is that the girl acts tough but is still helpless. Penryn could easily manage a lot, and it made her awesome.

Overall, this book was pretty amazing, and I keep thinking that if I’d had pushed through, I could’ve read this a whole lot earlier… Oh well. As I am typing this, I have gotten the second part of this series (is there a 3rd part? I don’t know, actually), which I’ll start hopefully soon! 🙂

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Have you read this book? Tell me what you thought!

-Luci


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Library Haul #1

Well, this is a new thing (yes I know it already existed but this is new for me), but I’m actually really excited to let you know what I got at the library because this time, it’s a particularly awesome pile 🙂

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

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This is a book I’ve been wanting to read for a while (and it even fits in my 2017 reading challenge!) and now I finally have it 😀 I’ve already started reading, so a review should be up soon!

 

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

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A book I’ve seen a lot lately, so I’m glad my library has it. It was a little bit weird because in Dutch, this book is called 54 Minuten (translating to 54 minutes) so yeah, took me a while to find it on Goodreads haha

 

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

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This is the second book of the Red Queen series, and unfortunately, my library’s site is being stupid so I can’t find if they have the first book too 😦

 

The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson

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Since I’ve read the entire Mortal Instruments series, and only have the third book of the Infernal Devices left on my TBR, I was so happy I’ve found this book too! Really excited to read more about Magnus

 

Angelfall by Susan Ee

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A book I started a while ago and somehow never got further than the first few pages. Hoping this time I’ll fully read it, since I’ve heard a lot of good things about this series

 

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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I’ve started this series, like, two years ago. And forgotten half of it, so I’m gonna reread it! Besides, the other books sure as hell seem interesting too so I’m gonna read the entire series.

 

As I said, pretty awesome, right? I really hope I’ll be reading them all but that should be not so much of a problem. I usually don’t really do anything besides work, and the few people I do see regularly are all busy with school (oh yes school’s started again HURRAY). That should mean I have time for reading… Here’s to hoping I’ll get to it 🙂

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Have you read any books of my haul? What did you get at your last library haul? 

-Luci


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