Top Ten Book Boyfriends

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new top ten list and invite bloggers to join in. This week is a Freebie Week! So, bloggers can choose their own top ten and I thought why not blog my passion: cute boys!

So without further ado here are my Top Ten Book Boyfriends!

1) Will Herondale from the Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare – Does this need an explanation? I mean if you read the books you know, you understand. William Herondale is perfect; he is snarky, sweet, romantic and loves books and a total hottie – just ugh, I want him.

2) Jace Herondale from the Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare – There might be a trend here. Them Herondale boys, they got it going on. *grabby hands*

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3) Dimitri Belikov from Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – “When I pictured someone whispering dirty things into my ear, he had a Russian accent.” I know them feels, Rose, I know them feels.

4) Chaol Westfall from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – My precious baby Captain of the Guard. I love you but I know I’ll never compare to Celaena.

5) Tamlin from a Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – Another trend emerges. Sarah J. Maas writes good men. Tamlin is super hot and makes me feels things…deeply. Can’t wait for more books about him!

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6) Noah from Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin – Love me some Noah, but book Noah, not sure if I could handle a real life Noah.

7) Etienne St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – All I want in life is an American boy with an English accent in a French school and I want one now!

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8) Akiva from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – Passionate, strong, loyal (lets ignore the whole genocide thing) I would not mind being loved by Akiva!

9) Raffe from Penryn Young by Susan EE -Everyone wants a hot angel.

10) Jared from The Host by Stephanie Meyer – Strong, manly, passionate and played by Max Irons in the movie, what else could you want?

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Series I’ve Finished

So, I saw a few people on the Booktubes showing off all of the series that they’ve finished and I thought: why don’t i do that? So, here I am, doing that. Here, in more words than needed, are the all the book series that I have finished! (That was superb English.)

1) Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Well, this one was obviously going to be on the list. i think Harry Potter was one of the first series I ever read and ever completed – to my memory anyway. It was wonderful, sensational, compelling, touching and it’s Harry Potter you all know how great it is.

2) The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot.

If you have no read the Princess Diaries you should. It is so funny. I think it’s definitely the Bridget Jones for young girls but I would recommend it to anyone of any age who’s just looking for a giggle.

3) The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

One of my favourite series of all time! It is funny, scary, sad, lovely, romantic and just great. I adored this series and I obsessed about it for ages and I still do (Any news of the TV show yet?) and you should read it. Great urban fantasy, great characters, great relationships..

4) The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

The prequel series to The Mortal Instruments set in Victorian London. This historical fiction fantasy series is splendid. Wonderfully written with all of the great qualities of it’s predecessor and has one of the best love triangles ever written.

5) The Anna and The French Kiss Companion Series by Stephanie Perkins

In the same vein of the Princess Diaries, this companion series is funny, sweet and romantic and simply adorable in every way. Well worth a read.

6) Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

I was young. We all make mistakes but at one point in my life I did adore this series and for some ungodly reason I seem to own more than one copy of Eclipse – it concerns me.

7) Alex Rider Series by Anthony Horowwitz

I loved this series. An action packed middle grade series that was full of humour, sadness, kick ass gadgets and a pretty hot protagonist (Hello Alex Pettyfer.) While the ending may have been bittersweet I still really enjoyed it.

8) Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth.

I am not the biggest fan of this series and even the presence of Theo James can change my mind. I just couldn’t connect it and I found myself disappointed that was before I even picked up Allegiant.

9) Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu

I really enjoyed this series. Short and sweet, this action packed dystopian had me hooked from start to finish and while I didn’t like the ending I enjoyed the series overall.

10) Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver 

Set in a world where love is an illness Delirium was definitely an interesting series, it went from a girl falling in love, to battling for survival and fighting in a rebellion. It was very cool, very bleak and all around good even if the ending felt a bit bleh to me.

11) The Mara Dyer Trilogy by Michelle Hodkin

I am still not sure what happened in this trilogy. Not even joking, I’m still not 100 percent on the plot or what was real or what was not but I’m pretty sure I like it. So, if you’re looking for a book to mess with you’re head I’d suggest picking Mara Dyer up.

12) Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

I adored this series! Rose Hathaway was a BAMF for the ages. Smart, sarcastic, cleverly written and packed full of action book this is the vampire book to redeem all vampire books.

13) If I Stay Dulogy by Gayle Forman

If you want to cry and cry hard might I recommend If I Stay and it’s sequel Where She Went? This was one of best series I read all year. Poignant, touching and just plain sad. Really beautiful and really wonderful, worth a read.

14) The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

This is the first series that I have wanted the villain to win and if that;s not a sign of good writing then I don’t know what is. A terrific fantasy infused with Russian culture with a fantastic female lead and a brilliant antagonist.

15) The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Nearly forgot this one! I read this so long ago that I can barely recall what I thought of the actual book – I know, short memory. I’m pretty sure I just liked it though, I never quite loved it as far as I remember but I am planning a reread so hopefully I’ll have a  better time with it second time around.

Now, I do believe that is all of the book series that I have finished. Guaranteed the second this is posted I will remember another one. Bet you all a euro!

I am planning on posting a list of series that I’ve started and haven’t yet finished so that will hopefully be up in the next few weeks!

Hope you all have a great day and thanks for reading!

Top Ten Characters You Wish Would Get Their OWN Book

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they post a new top ten list and invite bloggers to answer it. This weeks is Top Ten Characters You Wish Would Get Their OWN Book. Without further ado, here is my list.

1) Jamie Roth from the Mara Dyer Series by Michelle Hodkin – I adore Jamie! He’s so funny and so sarcastic and I’d love to read more about him either before or after Mara came into his life.

2) The Marauders from Harry Potter by JK Rowling – I WANT THIS SO BADLY! I think everyone wants more information about James, Lily, Sirius and Lupin during their time at Hogwarts. Damnit Rowling just give the people what they want!

3) Charlotte Fairchild from The Infernal Device by Cassandra Clare – Charlotte, dear people, is a BAMF and I want to read more about her. Hopefully, she’ll appear again in The Lost Hours.

4) Alex from the Delirium series by Lauren Oliver – Yeah there wasn’t enough Alex in these books. I wouldn’t mind a detailed description of what he was doing during those last two books, or after, or before.

5) The Darkling from The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo – The Darkling is one of the only villains I’ve actually sort of rooted for! I know it’s messed up but he was all mysterious and sexy. I couldn’t help myself and I would like to know a great deal more about him.

6) Arobynn Hammel from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – He is one of the most manipulative and vindictive characters in the Throne of Glass world and one of the most important people in Celaena’s life so I wouldn’t mind spending some more quality time with him.

7) Ress from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – I want this because I think it would be hilarious. You just know that Ress knows Celaena and Chaol are sneaking off together! I’d love to read a novella from his POV about how obvious they are.

8) Celia Bowen from the Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – I know she’s technically a main character but she shared the POV with Marco who I didn’t particularly care for so I would like more Celia please – particularly stories about her early life!

9) Isaac from The Fault In Our Stories by John Green – I needed more from him. I’d love to get a novella or short story from his POV after Gus’s death or after Hazel’s death. It be the most depressing thing in the world but I want to know!

10) THE FREAKING MARAUDERS BY JK ROWLING – JUST GIVE IT TO ME.

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Top Ten Books I Want To Reread

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new top ten list and invite bloggers to participate. This weeks is Top Ten Books I Want To Reread. Without Further ado here are my picks:

1) Harry Potter by JK Rowling – I actually reread this series during the summer and I really want to read it again! I just love the world so much and there was so much that I had forgotten and ugh it’s just amazing!

2) The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon – Such an incredible book. I adored this when I first read it. It made me laugh, made me cry and scared the absolute crap out of me. It is definitely a book I would recommend to everyone and a definite on the To Be Reread List.

3) Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – One of my favourite series of all time. I am currently having Celaena Sardothien withdrawals so I think a reread is definitely in order. This series is incredible and it just keeps getting better and better. Love me some Sarah J. Maas.

4) The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare – I have been dying to read this series again but I loaned out the first three books to a friend and I still haven’t gotten them back…so I shall wait and probably keep waiting for a long, long time.

5) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – Such a beautifully written book. It may have taken me some time to appreciate it the writing style the first time around but boy did I appreciate it by the end…cue memories of me sobbing on a train…

6) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – I did not like this book the first time I read it but I think I may have been too young to appreciate it what it was I was reading so in a perfect rereading world I would give this book a second chance.

7) Everday Sexism by Laura Bates – I just finished this book and I want to read it again. It was stunning. So powerful and a book that should be read numerous times by everyone.

8) Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill – A sensational novel. A very powerful commentary on societies treatment and expectations of young women. A must read for feminists (so everyone, really.) and a definite reread for me.

9) The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot – This series brought me such joy. I would love to sit down and read them all again!

10) The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare – I really miss William Herondale.

Top Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten List and this weeks is Top Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From.

Without further ado here are mine:

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1) James Patterson – I own a grand total of 31 books from James Patterson. I love James Patterson, he was my first introduction to crime novels and for a time he was my favourite author. I own a lot of the Alex Cross novels, all but one of the Women’s Murder Club series and some of his kids books. I actually had more but I gave some of them to a charity shop. I’ve probably owned nearly fifty in my life.

2) JK Rowling – The Queen. I own all 13 of Rowlings books and her Galbraith books! Love her, can’t wait for the next Cormoran Strike novel. To be honest I’ll probably buy every book she ever writes.

3)  Meg Cabot – I own 13 Meg Cabot books! I love Meg Cabot, she’s so funny and quirky and she made my childhood with the Princess Diaries series.

4) Cassandra Clare – I own 9 of Clare’s books. All though three of them are currently on loan to a friend! I love Clare and I loved TMI and TID and i’m really sad that they are both finished.

5) Anthony Horowitz – Once again, I own 9 books! Alex Rider was one of my favourite series as a kid. Loved it so much and was pretty sad when it ended.

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6) Richelle Mead – Another 9! 9 seems to be the magic number in this list! I own all of the Vampire Academy books and a few of the Bloodlines books. I’m a bigger fan of VA than Bloodlines but I do still plan on finishing the spin-off!

7) Stephanie Meyer – I own 6 Stephanie Meyer books! Magic really since she’s only written five! I have an extra copy of Eclipse for some reason! I didn’t buy it which leader me to believe I stole it from someone! Oh well.

 

8) Michael Connelly – I own 5 MC books. Now, I haven’t read all of them…(Just one) but I still own them and I do still plan to read them! I really enjoyed the one I did read.

9) Lauren Oliver – I own 4 of Oliver’s books. I have the Requiem trilogy and Before I Fall – which I still need to read!

10) Nicholas Sparks/PC and Kristen Cast – And we end on a draw! I own 4 books for both Sparks and the Casts! Not exactly my favourite authors of all times but at a time I did love the three of them quite a bit.

 

Top Five: Series

I love series. There is nothing I enjoy more then reading a good book and then discovering that there is a sequel and then that it’s a trilogy and in some cases that there are more than ten! So here are my Top Five Series!

1) The Women’s Murder Club Series

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Author: James Patterson with Maxine Paetro

Publisher: Little, Brown

Summary: Set in San Francisco the books follow a group of women from different professions relating to investigating crime as they work together to solve murders.

Review: I love mystery/crime books and James Patterson was my first introduction to this genre. 1st to Die was my first ever crime book and ever since picking it up in a second hand store I’ve been obsessed! I love the characters, I love the murders. I just love it all. WMC is my favourite series from Patterson (though it’s a debatable how much of it he actually wrote) I read about half way through Alex Cross but I sort of lost interest but anytime I see a new WMC novel I instantly snap it up.

I do think that this series has kind of lost some of it’s edge. I do think it’s becoming slightly predictable in ways but I will always love this series because it’s still entertaining and because nostalgia!

2) Vampire Academy

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Author: Richelle Mead

Publisher: Razorbill

Summary: St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess.  They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . .
Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

Review: I devoured these books. I had Vampire Academy on my shelf for months before I picked it up, read it in one sitting and then immediately bought the E-books for the remaining five books. I had the series finished in about four days. I loved it!

Rose Hathaway is definitely one of my favourite protagonists. I did like her a lot more than Lissa. She was fun, snarky and the biggest BAMF and Romitri, oh Romitri, I need so much more of the two of you! One of my favourite literary couples. Now, I’m not blinds to the faults of the series. It’s not perfect but it’s so much fun and it lead to the creation of Dimitri Belikov so any other argument is invalid.

3) The Mortal Instruments

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Author: Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Margret K. McElderry / Walker Books (UK)

Summary: When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know… (Book 1)

Review: Why did the movie have to be so bad? The TMI series is one of my favourite collection of books of all time. I love the romances, the plot line, the action and all of Jace Wayland/Herondale/Lightwoods wonderful snark. I think it’s a fun, engaging series and even when the main plot line was incest I thought it was incredible and very few people can write incest and make thirty-three million people ship it. So, hat’s off to Cassie Clare on that one!

Sadly, the final book of this series is to be released next month and I’m pretty sure everyone I love will die… Yay!

4) The Infernal Devices

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Author: Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Simon & Schuester

Summary: In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.

The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them….

Review: Let me take a minute to just sigh over Will Heron dale…sigh.

So Cassandra Clare makes the list for a second time. Now I admit, I liked this series but what really made me adore it was the relationship between Will Herondale, Jem Carstairs and Tessa Grey – no matter what you shipped it was just perfect in every way. Wonderful romance, wonderful friendship. Also, I have a soft spot for Herondale men! 😉 But I think everyone does.

The final book in this series also has another distinction being one of the only books to ever make me cry! Just beautifully written.

And last but certainly not least…

5) Harry Potter

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Author: J.K. Rowling

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Summary: Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He’s never worn a Cloak of Invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. Harry’s room is a tiny cupboard under the stairs, and he hasn’t had a birthday party in ten years.

But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to a wonderful place he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that’s been waiting for him… if Harry can survive the encounter.

Review: Does this even need explaining?

The best series of all time.