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Top 5 Wednesday: Side Ships

Hello, here I am again with the T5W! The Top 5 Wednesday is created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @Thoughts On Tomes. You can find the Goodreads group here.

— Tell us your favorite relationships that don’t involve the protagonist! 

I’m really excited for this theme, because most side ships don’t get their own story, yet sometimes I love the side ship more than the main ship haha 😛

 

1. Lissa and Christian – Vampire Academy

Of course one of my side ships would be from this series (spoiler alert: next one will be too), I love it too much. Now, to be fair, this isn’t exactly a side ship, but Rose is the main character so I think this counts as side ship :’)

 

2. Jill and Eddie – Bloodlines

I did warn you, didn’t I? Sorry, I’m way too much in love with anything Richelle Mead writes. Jill and Eddie are the cutest side ship, but also the most frustrating one because they can’T SEEM TO GET TOGETHER. Struggles of a book addict…

 

3. Alec and Magnus – The Mortal Instruments

In the series, this ship is portrayed as one of the main (I think, I haven’t watched it yet), but in the books, this is more of a side ship. They’re really cute together though!

 

4. Simon and Izzy – The Mortal Instruments 

Gosh, another one from the same series.. However, Simon and Izzy are amazing, and I’d love to read a book from Simon’s POV. Not only with Izzy, but also how he became a vampire and all that. *Pokes Cassandra Clare*

 

5. Cress and Thorne, Scarlet and Wolf – The Lunar Chronicles

While Cinder is seen as the main character throughout the entire series, I really love Scarlet and Cress ❤

 

And that’s all for this week! What are your favorite side ships? Do you like them more than main ships?

-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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Cliches Book Tag

So I got tagged (a LONG time ago, sorry for that! I couldn’t find the post oops) by Ugnè @MY PASSION IS HAPPINESS, thank you! Also, give a follow right away because I love her blog!

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Actions speak loud: A book that wasn’t or couldn’t be better than the movie

I’m going to cheat here and choose a series: The Mortal Instruments. I haven’t watched the series myself yet, but I’ve heard so many good things about it and I’ve seen some posts and I was just like “yeesss!” Even people who didn’t like the books at all loved the series so I’m really excited to start it. I personally really liked the books so I’m curious what the series will be 😀

The grass is always greener on the other side: A rags to riches, or a riches to rags story

The Hunger Games, I don’t know if that’s what this means, but Katniss went from poor and having to hunt for food to living in the richest part of the District and I think that’s pretty much rags to riches.

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree: A parent-child relationship that you loved

I’m also kinda cheating here because I can’t come up with anything and choose Blood of Eden. The kinda parent-child relationship between Allison and Kanin is just amazing. Not trying to spoil anything but oh my god. (I always find a way to put Julie Kagawa in my blog posts don’t I 😛 )

You can’t judge a book by its cover: A great book that needs a better cover

The book Numbers, where the cover from my country looks like this:

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I mean, yeah, now that I’ve read the books they’re awesome but this cover seems, to me, not that interesting. Good thing the title was kinds cool and the book sounded interesting from what I read on the back, otherwise I probably wouldn’t have picked it up.

You can’t please everyone: A book that you hated/loved that everyone else hated/loved

The Selection. Almost everyone I know is in love with this series and I’m just here like.. “??” I mean, I read the books (not all of them to be honest), I even reviewed the first book here, thought they’d get better, and finally reviewed the entire series here. But I just don’t see what makes this series so great.

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger: A book you are a better person for having read

The Help, for sure. This book is simply so amazing and also so painful sometimes. It made me think about how bad the situation was, and how glad I am that it has somewhat bettered, but not enough yet. If you haven’t read it: go read it! There’s been a movie made out of it too, and it’s surprisingly amazingly done.

Love is blind: A book you know is bad, you don’t want to admit it, or a book you don’t want to read in case it’s bad

I am going to agree with what Ugnè (please tell me I got your name right) wrote on this one wit House of Night. I started the series once, and they were really great but after a few books it just got more confusing and there were a lot of plotholes. I didn’t really like it anymore, and I stopped reading. I think I got to book 5 or something. I may start reading this series again sometimes, but it’ll definitely not happen within this year.

There is no time like the present: Your favorite contemporary book

Hate List. This is one of the few books I can come up with, because so many books I read are absolutely not contemporary haha! It’s an amazing book to be honest, y’all should read it.

Better safe than sorry: A book you don’t want to read in case it’s bad

I’m going with Angelfall here. I have started it, but I just really can’t get through with it and I’m afraid it really sucks 😦 The story sounds really awesome and I honestly don’t know what’s holding me back..

And that’s all! I loved doing this tag, and I hope you enjoyed reading it 🙂

I tag:

Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much

Sahiba @Susannahhtaylor

Ali @I Wuv Books

And everyone else who wants to do this! 😀

-Luci


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Top Ten Thursday: Books I definitely want to read in 2016

Heya! I don’t know if there’s an actual list with all TTT’s for each Thursday, but while I’m searching that up (or you could tell me in the comments where to find it? 🙂 ), I’m making my own. So, here is: 10 books/series I definitely want to read in 2016

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Movie review: City of Bones

Note: This review contains spoilers for the movie and the first three books (City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass) in the The Mortal Instruments series.

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So since I read all the books, I decided to watch the movie. I heard some good and some bad things about it, and it made me really curious.

Synopsis: Clary Fray (Lilly Collins) starts seeing a strange symbol everywhere, but no one else can see it. When she and her best friend Simon Lewis (Robert Sheenan) go to a nightclub, she sees Jace Wayland (Jamie Campbell) killing another man, and yet again, she’s the only one seeing it. Later, Clary talks to Jace, but gets interrupted by her mother, who keeps calling her. She runs home, but she’s too late and instead of her mother, she finds a demon waiting for her. After Jace saves her by killing it, he takes her and Simon to the Institute where they meet Jace’s brother Alec (Kevin Zegers) and sister Isabelle (Jemina West) Lightwood. Together with them, Hodge (Jared Harris), and her mother’s friend Luke Garroway (Aidan Turner), Clary goes on a search for her mother  and the ‘Valentine’ she’s warned Clary for.

IMDB link: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

I think that if you haven’t read the books, this movie is pretty awesome, the storyline makes sense, there’s action, there’s romance… Everything you look for in a movie, right?

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February wrap-up

Heya! Sorry it took me so long to post something, but things have been pretty busy (to be fair, I just wake up, go to work, come home, and sit on the couch for the rest of the evening). Now, I’ve wanted to do a wrap-up last month, but I couldn’t get around it, so here’s February 🙂

(note: since I don’t really have much money, I get almost all my books from the library so I can’t take those really fancy pictures with it. Someday I hope to have an entire wall in my house dedicated to books, but for now you gotta do it with downloaded covers)

The summaries don’t contain (too huge) spoilers for the book(s)

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