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July Wrap Up

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This month I have read 9 books and am currently reading (well actually listening) to 1 book.

So the real books that I have read this month are:

  • Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • The Unexpected Everything by Margan Matson
  • Quidditch Through The Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp and J.K. Rowling
  • You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan
  • Soundless by Richelle Mead
  • Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

The iBooks that I read were:

  • The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
  • Maggie Stiefvater by The Raven Boys

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I am also currently listening Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I am about half way through.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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July Haul

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This month I purchased a fair few books but I have only received 4 of them in the mail so far.

I have purchased 10 books this month, some real copies, some iBooks, and some Audiobooks.

The real books I purchased were:

The first 3 books in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare.

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I also purchased Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

Lastly, I purchased Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.

I purchased City of Bones, City of Ashes, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Throne of Glass from Book Depository and I got the City of Glass from Booktopia


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The iBooks that I purchased was Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie and November 9 by Colleen Hoover

 

 


Lastly, the Audiobooks that I purchased were The Siren by Kiera Cass, The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. The Siren and The Raven King were purchased using Scribd and Ready Player One using Audible.


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Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

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I wasn’t specifically tagged to do this, but I’m going to do it anyway!

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Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2016:

I couldn’t pick just one book! I really enjoyed both of these books. They were both really different from anything I have read before and I just could not put them down!


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Best Sequel You Have Read So Far in 2016:

The only series I have read this year, as I have been trying to read more stand-alone books, is it The Watersong Series. I did really enjoy it either way! So I chose Lullaby by Amanda Hocking


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New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But You Want To:

I couldn’t choose just one again. So I Chose This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab and The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead.


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Most Anticipated Release For The Second Half Of The Year:

Even though I haven’t yet read Iluminae this is defiantly the most anticipated read for the second half of the year. Especially because I will be receiving this book earlier than it’s release date thanks to the exclusive Gemina box that The YA Chronicles has available for October.


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Biggest Disappointment:

This is Where The World Ends by Amy Zhang

I didn’t really know what to expected from this book as I received it in The YA Chronicles subscription Box and I hadn’t heard anything about it.


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Biggest Surprise:

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

As I don’t usually read Contemporary books, so I was extremely surprised that I really enjoyed this book!


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Newest Fictional Crush:

Honestly, I still don’t know how to feel about him, but I chose Ash from The Iron King. Hopefully is actually a good guy, I need to read the rest of the series!


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Newest Favorite Character:

Blue from The Raven Boys! I don’t know why but I just love her and I think if I knew her in real life I would make friends with her!


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Book That Made You Cry:

I’m an extreme Harry Potter fan! The Harry Potter series is the only books that have ever made me cry! I generally don’t cry, let alone while reading.


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Book That Made You Happy:

I loved this book and it made me extremely happy when reading it!


Favorite Book To Film Adaptation:

My Favourite’s are the Harry Potter series and the Lord of the Rings Series! I also really enjoyed the Vampire Academy Movie and was extremely pissed off when I found out they weren’t going to make movies for the rest of the series!


Favorite Post You Have Done This Year:

I haven’t had a blog for very long so I don’t really have a favourite post


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Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year:

This book is absolutely Gorgeous! This image or photos of it really don’t depict what it is like to actually see the book. I am talking about the paperback version as I have never seen a Hardcover edition in real life only in videos and photos.


What Book Do You Need to Read By The End Of The Year?

I’m not going to put pictures as there is so many, so I’m just going to list them (This will include books in my TBR for upcoming Read-A-Thons and Challenges

  • Harry Potter and the Curse Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany
  • The Key to Rondo by Emily Rodda
  • The Watchmaker’s Daughter by C.J. Archer
  • The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Miss Peregrines Peculiar Children Series by Ransom Riggs
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • Anna and the French Kiss Series by Stephanie Perkins
  • The Illuminae Files Series by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Illuminae and Gemina)
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  • World War Z by Max Brooks
  • The Lunar Chronicles Series by Marissa Meyer
  • Tomorrow Series by John Marsden
  • The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

I tag anyone who wants to do this tag!

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Pokemon Go Book Tag

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Saw this tag on @readatmidnight blog and thought I would join in! All the question images were made by her also!

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Well, the first book I actually read was Tomorrow Where the War Began by John Marsden, which I loved, I read when I think year 9 or 10 for my English class. However the book, well actually series, that started my love for reading was the Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking. I received the first book, Switched, with a Dolly magazine. After I read it I had to get the rest of the series. Ever since then I have loved reading.

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The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling! Do I need to say more!?

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The Fault in our Stars by John Green.. I got so sick of hearing about this book especially around the time when the movie came out. So I have never bothered reading it. I have watched the movie, as a friend made me, watch it and I didn’t really enjoy it, so I now feel no need to read it.

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I don’t really know what to chose for this as I really don’t have a problem with tropes and I don’t really think about them when I am reading.

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I don’t have a series or book that I am avoiding because of its size. If I feel like reading a book I will. Also I don’t really own any overly huge books except the A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin. I started reading this series but stopped, not because of size, because I was having to force myself to read it and I was not enjoying it AT ALL.

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The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater defiantly kept me up. I just couldn’t put this book down. This was handy as I read this book for the ‘Read a book after midnight’ challenge for the BookTube-A-Thon 2016.

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My all time OTPs are Dimitri/Rose (Vampire Academy), Adrian/Sydney (Bloodlines) and of course, Ron/Hermione (Harry Potter)

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You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan

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Uhmm, Harry Potter! The Cursed Child just around the corner and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them coming towards the end of the year!! So keen!

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For me, a surprisingly Awesome book was The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. I generally don’t read Contemporary books so I was surprised that I really enjoyed this. I have started reading more Contemporary novels now and I have discovered that I actually enjoy them.

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There is a few series’s I think of for this challenge

  • The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  • Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater (I have already read the first book, The Raven Boys)

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The Harry Potter series! I want to own every version of these books! Especially the Special Edition Paper Back Box set that creates the Hogwarts castle when in the box. However, I am too broke for that! I also want to own the Original (I have Philosopher’s Stone already) and Deluxe Editions of the illustrated copies.

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Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst.

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I’m predictable I know!

  • J.K. Rowling
  • Amanda Hocking
  • Richelle Mead

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Ah, duh! The Cursed Child!


I tag anyone who want’s to do it. Very fun and some challenging questions!

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Pokemon Indigo League #ReadThemAllThon TBR

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Was so excited when I saw this Read-A-Thon come up! Created by Aentee  @readatmidnight, this tag is new and exciting and I have never seen anything like it before! This challenge is a 3 week Read-A-Thon taking place from the Sunday 14th of August until Sunday, September 4th. The Challenge has 8 challenges that relate to 8 gyms in Pokemon. With this challenge, you read 8 books and can also choose to participate in a point (CP) scoring challenge. To check out the announcement post go Here.

All of the challenge images were made by @readatmidnight!

 

Choose a Pokemon:

(For the point scoring challenge)

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I have chosen Blitzle. He is a 2-stage evolution Pokemon. The second stage being Zebstrika. He gives me a starting point balance of 10CP.

 

 

I will fill in the Badges/Challenges as I complete them and update the CP as I go

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My TBR:

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For this challenge, I will be reading City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. This book has been on my TBR list for a while! I will be reading this book last as it is a series and I want to be able to continue on to the next book in the series straight after this one.

Pages: 506

 

 

 

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For the next challenge, I will be reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I’m not sure if it will actually make me cry as the only book I have ever cried in was Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. So we will see.

Pages: 560

 

 

 

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Firstly can we just talk about this gif that I found that fades from the dust jacket cover to the actual book cover! This is fabulous. Good work Google!

I choose Illuminae by Amie Kaufman in particular because I am receiving Gemina in the exclusive Gemina Box from The YA Chronicles in October and I wanted to read Illuminae before I get it. I have heard tonnes about this book and there is so much hype for it!

Pages: 599

 

 

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I chose to read a book with LGBT in it as a part of Diversity. So I chose Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. I have heard mixed reviews about this book, so will see how I feel about it. I am also trying to read more contemporary books, and this fits.

Pages: 359

 

 

 

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Next, I chose Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. Another book that I have heard a lot about on BookTube, mostly positive. Also Another Contemporary!

Pages: 401

 

 

 

 

 

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For this challenge, I will be reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I was meant to read this book for the BookTube-A-Thon but never got to it. I have seen this book a million times on BookTube.

I read a lot of Fantasy books so this was a pretty easy book to chose as my TBR for Fantasy reads is pretty extensive and I just had to choose one.

Pages: 369

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I have heard so much hype about this book especially now that the movie is coming out soon, or is out in cinemas? I have no idea. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes defiantly has read on its cover and it’s also another Contemporary. Go me!

Pages: 369

 

 

 

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World War Z by Max Brooks has also been on my TBR for a while so when I saw this challenge straight away I thought of this book!

Pages: 420

 

 

 

 

 

Total number of pages: 3,542

Potential Points if all books are completed:

Starts with: 10 CP
Pages: 3,583 pages +358 CP
Books completed: +160 CP
Reviews completed: +160 CP
150 CP Evolve: +50 CP

Total: 738 CP

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2016 Dystopian Reading Challenge

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I will be participating in the 2016 Dystopian Read Challenge

I am joining a bit late – 25th July – but oh well!

I am aiming for the rebel badge! as I am already half way through the year, otherwise I would aim higher.

For more info, sign up, levels and everything else go Here!

So far this year I have not read ANY Dystopian books but there are a fair few on my TBR!

I know I won’t finish all these in 2016, especially since most of these I don’t even own yet. Bank account please let me buy books!! I also have a lot of other books on my TBR that aren’t dystopian.

Dystopian Books on TBR:
(If the book isn’t out yet, it won’t be here unless it comes out in 2016. Also, the books in series’s that also have mini books besides the main books will have #)

  1. Matched Series by Ally Condie
    – Matched
    – Crossed
    – Reached
  2. The Selection Series by Kiera Cass
    – The Queen (#0.4)
    – The Prince (#0.5)
    – The Selection (#1)
    – The Elite (#2)
    –  The Guard (#2.5)
    – The Favourite (#2.6)
    – The One (#3)
    – The Epilogue (#3.1)
    – The Heir (#4)
    – The Crown (#5)
  3. Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi
    – Shatter Me (#1)
    – Destroy Me (#1.5)
    – Unravel Me (#2)
    – Fracture Me (#2.5)
    – Ignite Me (#3)
  4. The Giver series by Lois Lowry
    – The Giver
    – Gathering Blue
    – Messenger
    – Son
  5. Delirium Series by Lauren Oliver
    – Annabel (#0.5)
    – Delirium (#1)
    – Alex (#1.1)
    – Hana (#1.5)
    – Pandemonium (#2)
    – Raven (#2.5)
    – Requiem (#3)
  6. The Lunar Chronicles Series by Marissa Meyer
    – Glitches (#0.5)
    – The Little Andriod (#0.6)
    – Cinder (#1)
    – The Queens Army (#1.5)
    – Scarlet (#2)
    – Cress (#3)
    – Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky (#3.1)
    – Fairest (#3.5)
    – Winter (#4)
    – Stars Above (#4.5)
  7. The 5th Wave series by Rick Yancey
    – The 5th Wave
    – The Infinite Sea
    – The Last Star
  8. Tomorrow Series by John Marsden
    – Tomorrow when the war began
    – The Dead of Night
    – The Killing Frost
    – Darkness, Be My Friend
    – Burning for Revenge
    – The Night is for Hunting
    – The Other Side of Dawn

Currently Reading:

Books read:

  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (Audiobook)
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  • Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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The Iron King by Julie Kagawa – Review

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Title: The Iron King
Author: Julie Kagawa
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy
Publication Date: February 1st, 2016
Pages: 363
Publishers: Harlequin Teen
Rating:
4 star

Goodreads Synopsis:

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined.

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth – that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she’ll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil, no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

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This book had been sitting on my TBR list for a while and for the BookTube-A-Thon I finally picked it up!

I don’t know why I left it so long this book is amazing.

This book is written from the point of view of Meghan Chase. I love the writing style in this book. There is a lot of information to take in, within the world of this book and Kagawa made it so that you weren’t bombarded with information but it was gradually added chapter by chapter. I defiantly don’t know everything yet as I need to get my hands on the other books in the series, but so far I have a good foundation to work on.

This book is full of adventure, action, romance and forever having to change plans at the last second. It’s thrilling and makes for an easy read. I did read this book as part of the BookTube-A-Thon but even if I hadn’t I think I could have read this in 2 days easily. It’s such a fast-paced read and you don’t want to put it down!

The thing I liked about this book is that there was always something going on. The characters were constantly jumping from one event to another. But it wasn’t too much like in some books. You didn’t feel overwhelmed by everything that is going on and that it was just one bad thing after another and it starts to get that beyond unrealistic feel (even for a fantasy novel)

The Romance in this book has kind of a love triangle feel about it, still unsure what’s actually going on here. However, I’m guessing in the second book it will elaborate on things a bit better. I still don’t quite understand what Puck (Robin Goodfellow) feels towards Meghan and Ash (a prince of the Winter Court) is torn between what he feels and his loyalty. Hopefully, it will become clearer in the rest of the series

Within the story, Machinery and Technology are destroying natural Beauty, in this case, of Faery Land. I love this underlying meaning as this is beyond true in the real world as well, just in a different way.


Defiantly recommend this book!

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Casual Read-A-Thon 2016

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So I will be participating in the casual read-a-thon for 2016! This starts the day after the BookTube-A-Thon finishes, so I will be finishing one read-a-thon and jumping straight into another

My TBR for the Casual Read-A-Thon (I am going to be using one book for more than 1 challenge, so they will be listed twice.

1.Read 3 books
The Key to Rondo by Emily Rodda
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Watchmaker’s Daughter by C.J. Archer (iBook)

2. A book with supernatural elements:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

3. A book with purple on it
The Watchmaker’s Daughter by C.J. Archer (iBook)
An image will be below so you can see it actually has purple on it.

4. A book someone picks
The Key to Rondo by Emily Rodda
I showed my Mum my TBR and this is the book she picked as she knows I never read it when she actually bought it for me.

5. A book from a series
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

6. Book on TBR for a Year+
The Key to Rondo by Emily Rodda, which could also go into the book from a series challenge.
This book I have had since I was in Primary School, I believe and I started it but never finished it as I wasn’t that into reading when I was younger.

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Side note, I love this book cover, it’s beautiful

Comment if you are participating and leave a link to your TBR if you have one!! Can be on a blog, youtube, Instagram, anything!

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Link to the Casual Read-A-Thon Twitter account is HERE!

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You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan – Review

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Title: You Know Me Well
Author: Nina LaCour
Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary/GLBT
Publication Date: June 7th, 2016
Pages: 248
Publishers: Usborne Publishing
Rating:
5 Star

Goodreads Synopsis:

Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really?

Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never crossed.

That is, until Kate spots Mark miles away from home, out in the city for a wild, unexpected night. Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan, who may or may not feel the same way.

When Kate and Mark meet up, little do they know how important they will become to each other—and how, in a very short time, they will know each other better than any of the people who are supposed to know them more.

Told in alternating points of view by Nina LaCour and David Levithan, You Know Me Well is a story about navigating the joys and heartaches of first love, one truth at a time.

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I absolutely loved this book!

Spoilers may occur!!

This book is based on 2 main characters Mark and Kate who go to the same school and even sit next to each other in Calc but never knew more than each other’s name. Until they find each other in the same night club called “Happy Happy” on the kick off night for pride week in san Francisco. Mark is with his best friend and love interest, Ryan, but when he starts talking to Kate and gets distracted by what’s happening with her, Ryan takes off and starts dancing with another guy. Kate has just run away from the chance to meet the girl she is interested in for the first time. Somehow they end up together and they go off on an amazing adventure together that starts it all.

I really enjoyed the message behind this book and I also love that the message can have meaning to someone even if they aren’t Gay or Lesbian like Mark and Kate are.
I love how this shows that in under a week so much can happen and so much can change. Within one night Kate and mark go from basically strangers to best friends.

I loved the writing style and how everything was spaced out. I feel that so many writers are now going back and forth between characters point of view in each new chapter. I do love it though, it allows you to see more of the story and also you can get to know more than just one character.

So that there isn’t a tonne of spoilers in this review I will not talk about the plot much and instead I will just talk briefly about each of the major characters and why I enjoyed them in the book.

Firstly, Kate. She is a very relatable character as its so many people’s instinct that when they get put in an awkward situation or they get scared or nervous they just run away from it. I love the message betrayed in this book that you’ve just got to force yourself not to run and things could actually work out for the better.

Mark is also kinda relatable. He is in love with his best friend who doesn’t love him back in the same way and he gets extremely hurt when Ryan goes to talk to a different guy and they hit it off. When Mark finally lets all his feelings out to Ryan and Ryan told Mark how he saw things, Mark was definitely hurt at the start. This just shows that you have to just get things over and done with and it may hurt at first but afterwards, you realise it was the best thing to do. Which is another amazing message! Also, I love how Mark reacted when Ryan needed him even though they were kinda fighting and at first he didn’t want to do it, that’s true friendship.

Lehna is a difficult character to work with. It is understandable about how she reacted but at the same time, you kinda want to hate her for it. But eventually everything works out and you learn to love her again.

Ryan is a character that you love and hate at the same time. You hate how he makes Mark feel and how everything went down but at the same time you love him and feel for him. It’s a hard thing for some people that you are coming out as gay and it shows his struggles.

Uma and June, you don’t really find out much about them in the book except that they just want their friends to not fight and be friends again.


This book is a really quick and easy reading but it has so much meaning. I recommend this to anyone!!

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The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater – Review

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Title: The Raven Boys
Series Name: The Raven Cycle
Book Number: 1st book in series
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy/Paranormal
Publication Date: September 18th, 2012
Pages: 454
Publishers: Scholastic
Rating:
5 Star

Goodreads Synopsis:

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

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When I picked up this book I had absolutely no idea what it was about. I had seen it recommended tonnes on BookTube but never seen a review or anything that told me what it actually was.
As I was reading the iBook version I couldn’t even flip it over and read the blurb, I was going in blind.

When I first started reading this book I didn’t think I was going to enjoy it. Oh, how wrong I was.

May contain some SPOILERS!! Continue at your own risk.

I absolutely loved this book and I am so keen to purchase the rest of the series!

Firstly I loved that the chapters switched between the characters. Unlike some books, it didn’t have the name of what character we were following on the top of the page, but it was always clear within the first line or paragraph who we were following in that Chapter.

I liked how even though this book was about the paranormal, each of the characters was still relatable. Blue who wasn’t physic like the rest of her family, Adam with an abusive father, Ronan with his father being dead and his brother and himself hating each other and fighting all the time, Gansey just trying to look out for the other boys but still not knowing if the boys actually like him and Noahs definitely that one quiet friend.

Even though I haven’t read that many paranormal books or know much about things like the ley lines, after this book I know what they are and I am not confused in the slightest. The writer made it so easy for an outsider to understand what they were trying to do, what things were and what was going on. Which some books lack and you come out more confused than when you started.

I’ll talk a little bit about each character, but only about when we first meet them, so hopefully there won’t be too many spoilers.

Firstly, Blue Sargent, so literally the first line of the Prologue tells us that she has been told that she will kill her true love. So at first I was thinking, please tell me this isn’t going to be some love/tragedy novel. We soon find out that unlike her other family members Blue missed the Physic gene somehow. however, she does still help by making the energy stronger for her mother and friends when they are using their physic abilities.

Then we kinda meet Gansey (Richard Campbell Gansey III) in spirit when Blue and Neeve (Another Physic friend of her Mothers) visit an old church on St. Marks Day. When blue sees a spirit for the first time is when she realises that this is the boy that she is meant to cause the death of.
When we actually meet Gansey, even though at the time we don’t know who he is, he has a bit of a disagreement with Blue. He is wearing an Aglionby sweater so blue thinks she knows what type of person he and his 3 friends are and stays away from them.

Adam Parrish, we meet at the same time as Gansey, as he is the reason that Gansey was even talking to Blue, to find out if she would be interested in Adam. Blue quickly discovers that Adam is not the typical Aglionby boy and she is a lot easier on him that she was with Gansey the first time.

Ronan Lynch , we first see as Gansey’s housemate and friend who rescues Gansey from the side of the road when is Camaro breaks down. We find out early that Ronan is also interested in the Paranormal the same as Gansey and Adam are.

Noah we meet and he just seems that Quiet friend. There wasn’t much to know about him at the start.

Early in we also meet Ronan’s brother Declan who you soon find out Ronan does not get along with.

We also meet Barrington Whelk who is the Latin teacher at Aglionby and teaches Adam, Gansey and Ronan. When we first met Whelk I thought there was something weird about him and didn’t like him from the start.

I love how the characters grow and bond in this book. I also enjoyed the story and the major twists and turns that you discover in the book. It was thrilling and also a very interesting read.


I do recommend this book and hopefully, I will be purchasing the whole series very soon!

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