Top Ten Tuesday – Books on my spring TBR

This won’t be a TBR exactly because I never really follow TBR’s, I just sort of read whatever I’m fancying at the time, I guess I’ve become more of a mood reader over the past few months because I’m just not sticking to them anymore, so instead of a TBR so to speak here are 10 books sitting on my shelf that I would like to get round to pretty soon!

ย  ย Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

This book I’m REALLY hoping to read pretty soon, I’m currently re-reading the other two in the series as this is currently in the post and will be delivered hopefully the day it this post comes up. I really want it to anyway! I have super high hopes for this book because I loved the other two and they both ended up being 5 star reads so I’m predicting this one as 5 stars, watch this space and all that jazz.

Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

I’ve been on a bit of a CoHo train lately and have been having a very mixed love/hate relationship with her books, most of her’s have been new adult that I’ve picked up and I believe this is YA so I hope to get around to this soon to see how different her characters and all that sort of stuff is compared to her new adult books, I have heard quite good things about this book though so I am excited to get around to reading it!

Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

This is for two reasons, one being that I’m actually trying to finish series (even though there is a third one coming out) before I start some more, I will fail of course because 2018 has so many amazing book 1 in a series that I won’t be able to help myself, but I did read Nevernight last year and I ended up really enjoying it so I do have high hopes for this book, especially with how the first book left as I really need to know what’s going to happen to everyone.

 

There’s someone inside your house by Stephanie Perkins

I love Anna and the French kiss and the rest of the books in the series but of course that is contemporary, I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews on this book but I’ve also heard it’s sort of like Scream the movie in a way and although I’m a big baby when it comes to scary things I think I’d quite enjoy this, that and I’ve had it on my shelf for so long now and I just think it’s time I finally pick it up and see if I love it or hate it! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Split Second by Kasie West

If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know that I love Kasie West and i’ll read pretty much anythingggg she writes because she is amazing!!! I read Pivot Point last year and loved it (team trevor!!!!) so i really want to pick this up at somepoint over the next few months, hopefully sooner rather than later but reading slumps like to hit me left right and center so who know’s when i’ll actually get around to picking this up xD

Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

This book is one of the books that I have SUCH high expectations for, i’m also pretty sure that it’s going to make me cry buckets but i think i’m going to be okay with that? A lot of my friends on goodreads have all rated this book pretty high from 4-5 stars and it was on sale over christmas so i brought it and it’s been sitting on my shelf for a while now so i really want to read this pretty soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Unless you’ve been living in a rock the past month you should know about this book and the hype surrounding this book by the look of it seems to well deserved and i really really can’t wait to find out for myself. my copy arrived a few weeks ago so i think this will be one of the books that i will break my “finish series you’ve already started before starting another one” rule because i just need to read it and love it as much as everyone else does!!!

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

Morgan Matson writes some pretty amazing (if maybe sometimes too long?) books and this is the only one i actually have on my shelf by her that i haven’t read it. i feel like it should probably be saved for the summer instead of spring but it has a cute friends to lovers trope by the sound of it which im 100% okay and here for so i want to pick this up during spring to get me in the mood for summer, it’s snowy here in the uk at the moment so i could do with some summery reads so i can pretend it’s not really cold outside.

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

OKAY look at that cover!!!! I have to mention it because it is so gorgeous and i love just looking it at my shelf. i’ve heard really good things about this book, it does seem a little spooky which isn’t always what i go for because i am a big wimp and mainly read at night so y’no??? scary books and me never mix xD
i still have pretty high hopes that i’m going to end up loving this witchy book!!!
i plan to read this pretty soon, i’m BRing with a friend and just waiting for her copy to get here ๐Ÿ™‚

The astonishing colour of after by Emily X.R. Pan

I know for sure that I plan on reading this over the next few weeks/next month, i have an arc of this through netgalley and although it sounds a little…odd? i for sure feel like it’s going to be a very moving and thought provoking book and i’m really looking forward to reading it.ย  plus anyone who has read it has given it 5 stars (a few 4) so i know it’s thought highly of so i’m looking forward to finally getting around to reading it!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have you read, want to read any of the books on my list?
If so I’d love to hear your thoughts below in the comments ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m back // with a let’s chat???

I’m baccccckkk!
I miss it terribly, I’m sort of out of my reading/life slump so decided to come back, for the time being I’m not going to have any sort of real schedule, I’m just going to post as and when!ย 💕💕
I’ve also had a little new logo design made by my amazing fiancรฉ (I did have to pester him loads to do it for me though)

So now I’ve got that little bit out of the way, today I thought we could chat about one of the things I HATE most in YA books, and that is girl on girl hate. SERIOUSLY, the amount of YA (I’d go more so for contemporary than fantasy) that has a lot of girl hate in it crazy. Real life isn’t always like that?? Yet in so many YA books I feel like it is used constantly in themย 🙄🙄!!!

I just don’t understand why there is so much girl on girl hate? Surely YA women should be supporting each other in books not automatically creating some sort of petty squabbling relationship? It’s usually the same sort of thing, one would be the popular girl the other one not so much, or it would be something to do with them both liking the same guy? I want to see SO MUCH MORE amazing female friendships in YA books.

I can name SO MANY guy friendships in YA books (take the raven boys for example? or the darker shade of magic series??) Sadly, I can’t mention that many female friendships, not the ones that hated each other but are now friends but ones that are friends all the way through and it’s such a shame.

Basically, I just want to see some healthy girl friendships, girls supporting girls (think moxie), don’t get me wrong I love some of the friendships from books that I have listed above but I long for some awesome female friendships.

(PLEASE RECOMMEND ME SOME AWESOME FEMALE FRIENDSHIPS BOOKS IN THE COMMENTS BELOW)

What do you think? Are you fed up of seeing a lack of female friendships in YA books?
Or are you the opposite and came name me some AWESOME recommendations below!!!??

so i’m going on hiatus!!??

NOT FOREVER DON’T WORRY!

but i’ve decided i need some time for myself, my nan passed away on valentines day and her funeral is this month so i’m still a little all over the place?

then there is the lack of motivation i’ve been having recently?
i think i’m in a slump to rival all slumps, i don’t know what i want to blog about, what i want to read, i can’t even decided what i want to watch on tv which is very unlike me!!

so for now, i thinks it’s time for me to say goodbye untill i’m ready to come back, i’m not sure when that will be but i’ll still be active on goodreads so you can follow me on there to keep updated with what i’m reading/doing!

my head just isn’t in the best place right now so i’m going to concentrate on me and making myself feel like who i am again and surround myself with the people i love dearly ๐Ÿ™‚

so for now, this is a see you later!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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top five wednesday // favourite urban fantasy books

I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M GOING TO ADMIT IT.
but I had to put into google “urban ya fantasy books” to see if I had actually read them.
WOOPS, and I call myself a book lover.
turns out however I’ve read a fair few so below is my top 5 favourite urban fantasy books that I didn’t even realise were urban fantasy!

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so yeah, below are books that according to goodreads are urban fantasy.

”ย a subgenre of fantasy in which the narrative has an urban setting. Works of urban fantasy are set primarily in the real world and contain aspects of fantasy, such as the discovery of earthbound mythological creatures, coexistence or conflict between humans and paranormal beings, and other changes to city life. A contemporary setting is not strictly necessary for a work of urban fantasy: works of the genre may also take place in futuristic and historical settings, real or imagined. “

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daughter of smoke and bone

this was my first ever book by laini taylor and i absolutely loved this book, sadly i didn’t enjoy the other two in the series but this book was friggin awesome. the main character was awesome and there were chimeras and angels and just everything awesome, maybe a bit to insta-lovey at times but it begins to make sense after the twist is explained and i’m a lot less confused, but yes. READ THIS SERIES, or maybe just the first book as it ended up being the only book in the series i enjoyed.

angelfall

okay, i haven’t read this since 2016 but at the time this series blew me away and i’m pretty certain that if i was going to read it now i’d probably still do it with a big grin on my face, not only was this book amazing in so many different aspects the romance between penryn and raffe is still one of my alltime favourite ships, like YAS i can get on board with there romance, super cute and just i love them together.

the last magician

this book was definitely up there with my top favourite books of 2017, it blew me away i was seriously so surprised with how much i loved it.ย  our main character esta is amazing and the twists and turns in this book WILL SHOCK YOU, or at least it shocked me anyway??? soooo good, so so so good. like seriously, if you haven’t read it yet, PLEASEEE go and pick it up right now.

 

the raven boys

THIS SERIES IS AMAZING. soooo good, i also think it’s the only books by maggie that i’ve really enjoyed?!?!?! like yes, i’m all for this book and the sweet raven boys and i’m just waiting for blue and gansey and adam and ronan to get together and live happily ever after, like is it really too much to ask?? MAGGIE JUST MAKE IT HAPPEN FOR ME. also, i am only on book two so if it has happened and i’ve got all this to look forward to watch this space because i will be for sure be one happy girly ๐Ÿ™‚

the cruel prince

SO THIS IS MY FAVOURITE BOOK OF 2018 SO FAR. woops, just had to get that out here, and the fact that it’s classed as urban fantasy on goodreads means i get to ramble on about it some more so please pick this book up, the writing and the plot is just magical and if that doesn’t sway you then pick it up because you need to meet the badass main character jude and the swoony dark prince cardan.

what are your favourite urban fantasy books?

top ten tuesday // books i could re-read forever

YES, this is a top ten tuesday that I am living for because I love to re read my favourite books so im super excited to do this list ๐Ÿ™‚

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Harry Potter series

This book whenever I looked at it is my childhood, my sister owned all the books and she used to lend them me as soon as she read the, now I don’t live at home anymore I brought my own set and although I wished I had my sisters set I still love mine and every time I dive back into this series I do it with a smile on my face because it will always be a book that I never tire of reading because its so magical and amazing and I could rave about it for hours.

 

an ember in the ashes series

I LOVED the first book in this series, like it was amazing total five out of five stars and I could read this book forever, SADLY the second book I didn’t like half as much. I’m actually planning a re-read of the whole series this year in in preparation for the final book in the series which although I didn’t like the second book very much im still so excited to read the third one, I have high hopes for it I just hope that it’s met and I’m not disappointed! ๐Ÿ™

the illuminae files series

THIS SERIES OMG like I love this series so much and I can’t wait to read obsidio when it comes out because it is going to be AMAZING and just yes. I also plan to re read these books, I really like reading them, not only is the plot and everything about it amazing but the layout of the books make it a really fun and quick read and it’s quite an interesting layout it’s the first book I’ve seen like that and I really like how it’s set out.

 

the infernal devices series.

I’m just going to put it out here now that this won’t be the last book you see on here by Cassandra Clare sooo, sorry not sorry. I LOVE this whole series, Tessa and will are amazing and precious cinnamon roll that is jem <33333 I haven’t read this series in about 3/4 years and would love to re-read it again soon and see if I still love it as much as I did when I first read it, which hopefully I will because I love anything and everything that is shadowhunters! ๐Ÿ˜€

shades of magic series

I think I’m always going to have a special place in my heart for this series as it was the first series that interested my to Schwab and her wonderful writing and I haven’t looked back since because SHE IS SUCH A QUEEN, I love her and her writing so much and this book it just amazing, multiple Londons? red coats???? KELL????? ugh, I just love this series, I feel a reread coming on at some point this year for this series ๐Ÿ™‚

the moral instruments series

told ya there was going to be more (there is gonna be one more after this and that’s it I promise). THIS BOOK, I loved the movie when it first came out and the tv show is okay?? like I haven’t had the urge to watch it because I haven’t heard the greatest things but we’ll see. THIS WAS THE FIRST EVER CASSANDRA CLARE BOOK I EVER PICKED UP. like ever, and I loved it and I think it was the 10th anniversary?? wow, I was 15 when this first came out. CRAZZZY, also how nice is that special edition they released? I want itttttt.