Monthly Wrap Ups · Reviews

July Wrap Up!

Hi everyone!

I did pretty well this month at sticking to my TBR! (You can find that here!) I read some pretty great books this month, and to say I was out quite a lot in July, I’m very happy with the amount I read! Here’s my book wrap up for July:
13313406_10204737401354355_104396146_oTitle: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Rating: ★★★★

Review: I’d heard really great things about this book and I’m so glad I decided to pick it up! I love retellings and this one is definitely one of the best ones I’ve read! I loved how the usual Wizard of Oz story was still there and this was set after the events people know so well. I loved the story and the characters, and it was genuinely so much better than I expected! My review is here if you want to read more detail!

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Title:
 The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige

Rating: ★★★★

Review: This was such a great sequel, I still preferred Dorothy Must Die that little bit more but it was still brilliant! I loved how the characters all developed in this story, and how they all, especially Amy, developed into such unique people. The ending was also so brilliant that I NEED Yellow Brick War like now, oh my gosh. My full review is here if you wanted to look in more detail!

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Title:
 The Enemy by Charlie Higson

Rating: ★★★★

Review: This was such a good book with such a great and unique concept. I loved that the main characters and the ‘heroes’ of the story was children, and that this included the characters having to grow up, as sad as that is, it shows that children can be just as important and clever as adults. The story was so brilliantly well written, with a perfect balance of horror and narrative. My full review will be up soon!

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Title: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: Now I’ve seen this film 3 times, and thought it was about time I read the book, so I was already prepared for it to ruin me. But not quite to the extent it did. It’s such a brilliantly wonderful story, and I couldn’t help but sob because the characters are just so perfect and wonderful and ugh. This book was just amazing and if you want to read something that will ruin you, I 10/10 recommend this. I’ll have a full review up soon!

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Title: The Creeper Man by Dawn Kurtagich

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: This was such a spur of the moment buy,but I absolutely loved it. It was such a unique story, I honestly don’t think I’ve ever read anything like it before. It was such a great story of personal demons and had an amazing horror element to it too! Definitely one of the best books I read this month! I’ll have a full review up later!

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Title: Say Her Name by Juno Dawson

Rating: ★★★★

Review: I really loved this book! It took a different turn to what I thought it would be, I was expecting an entirely horror novel, but it took the Bloody Mary legend into such a different story, I thought it was so well written and so clever! My review of it is here to read more in detail.

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Title: The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater

Rating: ★★★★

Review: I’ve been meaning to read this FOREVER, and I’m so glad I finally got around to it! I loved this book so much, I genuinely didn’t expect it to be as good as it was. I loved how it focused on psychics and energy rather than magic, and the characters were all so good and I loved them all. I can’t wait to read the rest of the books! My full review is here!

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Title:
 Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: I loved Cinder so much it was unreal, read my review of that here! I needed to read the next book so bad, and I finally picked it up and read it. I loved it so much! I loved the characters of Scarlet and Wolf, and how both stories linked in so well with Cinder. It was so good from start to finish, and I loved how the story developed, sequels are hard to write sometimes but Marissa Meyer has done amazing with this! I can’t wait to read Cress! My review will be up soon!

I hope you enjoyed my wrap up, I read some really great books this month! My TBR for next month will be up soon!

Leave a comment with the books you read this month, I’d love to read them!

Love,

Meggan x

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Book Tags · Recommendations

Coffee Book Tag!

Hi everyone!

It’s been a while since I’ve done a book tag, but I saw this and I thought it looked interesting so thought I’d give it a go! I haven’t been tagged by anyone, but thought I’d do it anyway! Here we go:

Black: A series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans

Lord of the Rings by J.R.R.Tolkien! I haven’t finished reading them yet, they really are hard to get into! However I know that once you’re in there, everyone seems to be a super hardcore fan of them!

Peppermint Mocha: A book that gets more popular during winter or a festive time of year

Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling- they seem to be more highly read at that time of year, who knows why!

Hot Chocolate: A favourite children’s book

Matilda by Roald Dahl! I’ve always loved the story of Matilda, I loved her love for books and how she is just such an amazing character!

Double Shot of Espresso: A book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish

Pet Sematary by Stephen King! It was such a great book and I was literally hooked from start to finish, I couldn’t read it quick enough! Creepy book but totally worth it!

Starbucks: A book you see everywhere

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins! I saw it everywhere when it was first released, and now with the film adaptation coming out soon, it’s back in most shops!

The Hipster Coffee Shop: A book by an indie author (a shout out)

I literally can’t think of any indie authors right now haha!

Oops! I Accidentally Got Decaf: A book you were expecting more from

Looking For Alaska by John Green – This wasn’t a particularly bad book, but I felt it was a little predictable! I was expecting a lot more from it, which is a shame!

The Perfect Blend: Name a book or series that was both bitter and sweet, but ultimately satisfying

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas!!!!! Anyone who spends about 10 minutes with me and talks about books knows I love her, and this book was EVERYTHING.

Green Tea: Name a book or series that is quietly beautiful

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. This was genuinely such a beautiful book, it was such a wonderful story and I loved the way it was written so much. I cried a lot, but it was such a quietly beautiful book for sure.

Chai Tea: Name a book or series that makes you dream of far away places

The Throne of Glass series makes me dream of living in Erilea, as much as bad things are going down there it just sounds like such a beautiful place to live! And I’d get to meet Celaena and Rowan so there’s no downside really.

Earl Grey: Name your favourite classic

Dracula by Bram Stoker! I LOVED this book so much, it took me a while to get through because it was a big book, but I genuinely loved everything about it! It was such an amazing story and so gripping!

That’s it for this tag! I hope you enjoyed reading my answers! Leave a comment with what you thought, or links to your own coffee book tag!

Love,

Meggan x

Recommendations · Reviews

The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige // Review

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Title:
 The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige

Rating: ★★★★

Release Date: 31st March 2015

The Wicked Will Rise is the second book in the Dorothy Must Die series by Danielle Paige.

I really loved DMD and was super excited to read this book, and although I feel DMD was ever so slightly better, I still loved it.

One of my favourite parts of the book was how the story flowed so well from what happened at the end of the first book into this one. Sometimes with sequels I find they can be hard to continue smoothly but this one really did it justice.

I also really liked the development of each character in this, not only Amy, but also the change in the henchman of the Lion and Scarecrow. I thought that Danielle wrote them so beautifully that it really related back to the original story of Oz and made you believe that the two world’s were indeed once the same, rather than being two separate stories.

This book isn’t as thick as the first book, which is unusual for a sequel since they normally tend to get thicker as they go, but it definitely hardly affected the story.

It was so well paced and beautifully written, and the twists and turns were so cleverly marked out and created. I was on my toes the entire time and never once did I guess what was going to happen, it totally had me in its grip!

The ending was probably the best part for me because it was so amazing. I loved how it gave you a little bit of information to explain and not leave the reader too confused, but also left it without enough explanation that you’re begging for the next one!

I literally wanted to go to my bookshop and pick up Yellow Brick War right away! It was such a great ending, definitely exceeding DMD in that sense. Also the extra chapter of Yellow Brick War made me want it even more!

Overall it was a great and beautiful written book and a worthy sequel to such a brilliant first novel! I can’t wait for the next one!

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The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater // Review

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Title:
 The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Rating: ★★★★★

Release Date: 18th September 2012

After reading the Wolves of Mercy Falls series when I was younger, I’ve always loved Maggie’s books. I decided to give The Raven Boys a try and I’m so unbelievably glad I did.

The Raven Boys is the first book in The Raven Cycle Quartet, and follows Blue Sargent, the daughter of a psychic. She befriends Ronan, Gansey, Adam and Noah, her ‘raven boy’s, in the hunt for legendary king Glendower.

First off I loved the unique story of this book. When I first read the synopsis I wasn’t quite sure what to expect or whether I’d even like it, but the story took such a different route than I expected and it made it so much better. I loved that the book focused on psychics and how they do what they do. It’s not very often that you get a book about psychics and not magic, since most books of that type focus more on it being magic than being about energy and ley lines etc.

I also loved the relationship between all of the characters. Each of the boys have such a individual personality and motive behind why they act the way they do and I loved that. It was nice as well for the story to not be focused mainly on romance, which is what a lot of YA books sometimes prioritise.

The development of the story was so well paced, it took it’s time to introduce the world and each character well (including the psychics and what they do). It was such a great book and the ending kept me on edge the entire time, I couldn’t put it down!

Maggie’s writing style is so perfect, and it was brilliant how she linked all the characters stories together in such a creative way. Even including multiple POV’s in the book too, it was so well linked and thought of to make it a truly unique story.

I loved this book, and I am so excited to get around to the rest of The Raven Cycle!

Recommendations · Reviews

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige // Review

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Title:
 Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Rating: ★★★★★

Release Date: 7th May 2015

Dorothy Must Die is Danielle Paige’ debut novel originally released in 2014. The story surrounds Amy Gumm, another girl take to Oz by a tornado in Kansas. However this version of Oz is not the one that is so well known and loved by the world, including Amy.

I must admit when I picked this up I wasn’t sure whether I would like it or not. I love retellings, but this book was even better than I ever imagined! I loved that the original world of Oz still existed in the book and Danielle Paige hadn’t just rewritten the story, but made the original story work into her own.

It was written so well and with so much talent, I loved how the main character Amy, knew about the ‘kind, helpful Dorothy’ and the ‘wonderful Oz’. It made it so much more relatable that she couldn’t come to terms with the changed Dorothy, just like I was when I read it! Her character had such a believable feeling about her, she was written beautifully.

Danielle Paige’s talent at building the new world of Oz was also something entirely brilliant. She took the original world and turned it into such a darker version, and in just a few hundred pages changed the meaning behind Oz! It was so beautifully written, and I really got absorbed into the world with Amy.

The ending was also one of the best parts of the book, it was so well thought out and left me wanting to read the next book as soon as I was done! It was a good ending to keep you wanting, but not one that would be annoying if you had to wait, and I love those kinds of endings.

Overall, I really loved this book and it was 10x better than I expected. It included parts of the original stories, but Danielle Paige made it her own in the best way. It was such a great retelling and extension on the story that is loved by so many, and the character developments were my favourite!

Recommendations · Reviews

Say Her Name by Juno Dawson // Review

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Title:
Say Her Name by Juno Dawson

Rating: ★★★★

Release Date: 5th June 2014

I’ve been really interested in horror books recently and I saw this and was automatically interested.

Say Her Name tells the story of Bobbie and Naya, who decide to carry out the Bloody Mary ritual, and summon her spirit. They’re given five days to work out how to stop the curse, or else Mary is coming for them. And she won’t give up until the girls who summoned her disappear.

One of the first things I noticed about this book was how it was written so cleverly. I’ve never read any books by this author before but I was amazed at how well written it was. It’s not a very long book (only coming in at 260 pages), so I was very worried about how the full story would be told and resolved in such a short amount of pages.

The author did this so well though, and the setting was so immersive that I felt truly involved in the book throughout. Also the characters were so relatable, and although there was a kind of inevitable romance blossoming throughout, it never took the main focus away and the story was focused on the horror aspect which I loved.

I will say that it lost momentum a bit for me personally about halfway through, but once I got near the end I couldn’t read it quick enough. The ending is particularly spectacular and I love how the entire story played out.

It was such a different twist to the traditional ‘Bloody Mary’ story, and I must admit I was expecting it to be more horror filled than it was, but thinking about it now it definitely worked better like that. There was a good balance between the horror aspect and the narrative that was carrying out throughout the novel.

It’s a great little book to read, and definitely one to read if you’re interested in a different perspective of the Bloody Mary story. It was such a clever book, and if you find it a little slow in the middle like I did, I urge you to carry on because the end is so worth it!

It leaves you with your imagination to continue the rest of the story and I think that’s one of the best ways to leave a book. It was brilliant!

Book Tags

The Fifty Bookish Questions Tag!

Hi everyone!

I know I’ve been very inactive on here for a while, it’s been a hectic couple of weeks! But I’m back now with another book tag! So here goes:

1. What was the last book you read?

The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige

2. Was it a good one?

It was extremely good!

3. What made it good?

I loved the way the story was told, and the different point of view from the usual Oz story that is usually known!

4. Would you recommend it to other people?

Definitely! But you’d need to read the first book in the series, Dorothy Must Die first.

How often do you read?

Basically all the time. Unless I’m asleep or out seeing friends and family. I read on transport, in my house, in my room, pretty much anytime I can read I spend reading.

Do you like to read?

I love to read, it’s the best way to escape and relax.

What was the last bad book you read?

Looking For Alaska by John Green. It wasn’t a bad book at all, but it was the most recent one I read that I wasn’t that much of a fan of!

What made you dislike it?

I just felt it was a little predictable and I wasn’t really a fan of the characters either.

Do you wish to be a writer?

A bit of yes and a bit of no. I’d love to write a book or something like that, but I don’t think I’d be very good at it! I’m studying journalism at university, so in a way I do want to be a writer yes!

Has any book ever influenced you greatly?

A lot of books have influenced me greatly, but most recently Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig really influenced me through dealing with my own battle with depression. It’s a gorgeous book with some beautiful quotes, I highly recommend it!

Do you read fan fiction?

I don’t!

Do you write fan fiction?

I don’t, but I appreciate all the people out there who do!

What’s your favourite book?

The Book Thief will always be my favourite book, it’s so amazing.

What’s your least favourite book?

Oooo, this is a hard one! I really didn’t like Remember Me by Christopher Pike. It was the only book I’ve ever read that I never finished!

Do you prefer physical books or ready on a device (like a Kindle)?

I do like how you can carry a large amount of books in a small space on a Kindle, but I love physical books way too much to abandon them. I always buy physical books, I can’t resist them!

When did you learn to read?

I can’t actually remember! I just always remember being obsessed with books haha!

What is your favourite book you had to read in school?

In Year 10 of secondary school we had to read Of Mice and Men, and I loved it so much. I bought my own copy and the film because it was so good!

What is your favourite book series?

Tough choice! I have a few so here’s my Top 6: Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas, Die For Me trilogy by Amy Plum, The Demon Trappers series by Jana Oliver, Harry Potter by J.K Rowling and Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.

Who is your favourite author?

SARAH J. MAAS. I literally can’t even deal with her perfection, don’t even get me started on her oh my gosh.

What is your favourite genre?

Probably Young Adult! I mostly read YA, but I also really love crime books, and horror! I’m particularly loving horror at the moment!

Who is your favourite character in a book series?

Jem from The Infernal Devices. I just love him so much, he’s so sweet and kind! Or Celaena from Throne of Glass, she’s every bit the baddass female protagonist I’d love to be!

Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?

All the time! This is one of the main reasons I love to read, there’s nothing better than being taken out of your reality and transported into a different world!

Which book do you wish had a sequel?

The Host by Stephenie Meyer! It was so so so good, I loved it and actually bought it twice because someone never gave me back my first copy but it was too good not to own! I’d love to see what happens after the end of the book!

Which book do you wish didn’t have a sequel?

The Shining. Don’t get me wrong I did enjoy Doctor Sleep, but I just felt like it didn’t need the sequel! I felt The Shining was amazing enough by itself without the sequel.

How long does it take you to read a book?

It varies, depending on the time I have to read and also whether I like the book or not. If I have a lot of time to read and it’s a good book it can take me anywhere between 1-2 days to finish. However if I don’t have much time or it’s a book I’m not enjoying it can take me anywhere from weeks to months to get through!

Do you like when books become movies?

I do! I always worry about whether they’ll do a good job of it, because normally it’s a book that’s close to my heart so I don’t want them to ruin it! However if it’s done well I love seeing my favourite books come to life on screen!

Which book was ruined by it’s movie adaptation?

I only managed to watch half of the Vampire Academy film adaptation because I really didn’t like it. I love the Vampire Academy books by Richelle Mead, they’re one of my favourite series. But the film made it so different and ‘Mean Girls’-esque and I just didn’t like it at all.

Which movie has done a book justice?

I love The Hunger Games films! They are done so well in comparison to the books and I love how they were adapted for the big screen!

Do you read newspapers?

I do, I study Journalism at university so I get encouraged to keep up to date with the news, as awful as it seems to be recently.

Do you read magazines?

I do, I have a subscription to Kerrang Magazine because I love it.

Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?

Since I have a subscription to a magazine, I’ll have to say magazines.

Do you read while in bed?

In bed is probably where I get most of my reading done actually, I always read before I go to sleep to help me fall asleep! Unless it’s a great book then I normally can’t stop reading and stay up to finish it haha!

Do you read while on the toilet?

Guilty as charged. Like I said if I have time to read, I’m going to use it!

Do you read while in the car?

Yes! Especially if it’s a long trip somewhere I always make sure to have a book with me to keep me entertained!

Do you read while in the bath?

I don’t actually have baths very often, I shower so no! But even if I did I wouldn’t risk it, I’m so clumsy and I wouldn’t want to drop my book in the bath!

Are you a fast reader?

Yes I am, I always get told I am anyway!

Are you a slow reader?

If it’s a long book or a classic book I normally read slower to make sure I take all the information in!

Where is your favourite place to read?

In my room, or somewhere with a nice view, and nice and peaceful!

Is it hard for you to concentrate while you read?

No I’m normally absorbed in my book!

Do you need a room to be silent while you read?

I don’t need it to be, I can read pretty much anywhere (including with the TV on or music) since I get so absorbed into my book, but I do like to read in quiet every now and again! If it’s quiet there’s less chance of someone interrupting me!

Who gave you your love for reading?

A lot of my family love reading, but my mum probably gave me my love for it mainly! My nan and my auntie also influenced me too! They’ve always talked about books with me, and taken me to libraries since I was little!

What book is next on your list to read?

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes! I’m not ready to cry, even though I’ve seen the film 3 times.

When did you start to read chapter books?

I can’t remember when I started, but definitely for at least 10 years+!

Who is your favourite children’s book author?

Roald Dahl or Jacqueline Wilson! I read most of Roald Dahl’s books when I was little, he’s so amazing!

Which author would you most want to interview?

Cassandra Clare and I would ask so many questions about The Infernal Devices!

Which author do you think you’d be friends with?

I’d love to just spend time and be friends with Sarah J. Maas, I love her!

What book have you reread the most?

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer! I read it so much when it first came out!

Which books do you consider “classics”?

Books like Dracula, Frankenstein, Alice in Wonderland etc..so books that were written in the 19th/20th Century mostly!

Which books do you think should be taught in every school?

I loved reading Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck in school, I love the moral of it and the friendship in there so I’d probably say that! But in general books with good morals, or coming of age stories too (e.g Perks of Being a Wallflower).

Which books should be banned from all schools?

I don’t think any should be banned, but I wouldn’t recommend putting the Fifty Shades trilogy by E.L.James in schools. Definitely not for younger readers!

I really enjoyed doing this tag! It was so fun to think of answers for the questions, I loved it! I wasn’t tagged to do it but thought I’d give it a try and it was so fun!

If you want to do this tag then consider yourself tagged!

Leave a comment with your thoughts on this tag, and links to your own versions!

Love,

Meggan x

Weekly Book Memes

Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Facts About Me!

Hi everyone!

Sorry I’ve been away for so long! It’s been a hectic time recently, but I’m back with a Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme created over on The Broke and the Bookish!

So this week is 10 Facts About Me! I realise most people who read my blogs know nothing about me, so hopefully this clears some things up! I’ll try to choose interesting facts for you!

  1. I am 19 years old and I’m also engaged! I’ve known my fiance since we were both 5 years old, and we’ve been together for 3 years. He is the sweetest and I can’t wait to marry him in the future!
  2. I’m studying Journalism at university. I’m going into my second year soon and I hope to be either a news journalist or professional blogger.
  3. I have 3 tattoos – the Supernatural anti-possession symbol on my right forearm, a mockingjay from THG with ‘IF WE BURN, YOU BURN WITH US’ written on my left forearm, and a TARDIS tattoo with quotes on, on my left thigh! I have a lot more planned!
  4. I’m addicted to buying notebooks! Everyone who knows me knows that a notebook is probably the simplest thing to buy me – even though I never have anything to write in them haha.
  5. Belle is my favourite Disney Princess, and has been ever since I was little! Beauty and the Beast is my favourite princess film, but ever since I was little The Lion King has been my favourite overall Disney film!
  6. I love Fall Out Boy with all of my heart, I finally saw them live in October 2015 and it was one of the best nights of my life!
  7. I am OBSESSED with Hamilton. I listen to it on a daily basis and it’s probably 90% of what I sing around the house. I got the Hamilton book for my 3 year anniversary with my fiance and it’s like my prized posession. IT IS BEAUTIFUL AND I LOVE HAMILTON.
  8. I am also addicted to buying posters and fandom t-shirts! I have an entire cupboard full of fandom t-shirts, and my walls are covered in posters! I also have a corner of my room with rolled up posters that won’t fit on my wall, but still keep buying more!
  9. I love true crime and I love history, whether it’s reading about it or watching it! I spend a lot of time watching the crime channel and the history channel! I’m always buying crime and history books! Especially war related.
  10. I wear a ring on nearly every finger (I’m only missing my two index fingers and my two pinky’s), and each ring has it’s own meaning behind it. Most of them I was given on significant occasions by family, and obviously my engagement ring too (I love it with all my heart). I’ll probably have a ring for every finger soon!

I hope you enjoyed reading my ten facts about myself! I’m not the most exciting person in the world so I tried to write as many things as I could think of!

Leave a comment with a link to your TTT, I’d love to read all of your facts!

Love,

Meggan x

Monthly TBR

July TBR!

Hi everyone! It’s official, we’re now fully into the second half of the year! It’s scary to think half of 2016 has already gone, but I’ve read a lot of books so it’s been well spent haha! Take a look at my June Wrap Up to have a look what I read!

I don’t really have a plan for my TBR this month but I think the theme of it (other than getting down my HUGE TBR list) is to start some series! Saying that my TBR this month is:

  1. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
  2. The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater
  3. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  4. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  5. The Enemy by Charlie Higson

All of these books are the first in either a series or a duology and I thought it was about time I started them! I’ve seen Me Before You 3 times in a month so I think it’s about time I read the book!

Hopefully I stick to it!

What are your TBR’s for this month? Leave a comment with them so I can have a look!

Love,

Meggan x

Monthly Wrap Ups · Recommendations · Reviews

June Wrap Up!

Hi everyone!

It’s officially July! That it means that it’s time for a wrap up of the books I read this month! I kinda stuck to my TBR for this month. I mean I missed out on of the books, but I read more than I planned so that makes up for it…maybe? I’ll say it does! This month I read:

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Title:
 Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: I literally cannot even deal with how utterly amazing in every single way this book was. Not only this book but the trilogy in general was just everything I ever wanted and so much more! It tied up so many loose ends not only for this trilogy but for The Mortal Instruments too! I spent so much of my time fangirling over how everything fit so well with TMI and it all made sense. I actually cried because of sad stuff and because I was so happy at how it ended! The development was amazing and I just love this book so much. Please please please make sure you read this trilogy! Read a full trilogy (spoiler free) review here.

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Title:
 The Last Star by Rick Yancey

Rating: ★★★★

Review: I finally got around to reading the final book in the 5th Wave trilogy! I loved it! There was a bit in the middle that took me a while to get through but it definitely made up for that at the end! It was such a perfect ending and I just loved how different it was to most YA/Sci-Fi books, and it really finished everything up so well! I’m so happy with this and the entire trilogy I would definitely recommend!

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Title: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: It took me a month to finally start it but I finally read this sequel to ACOTAR! I cannot deal with how perfect this book was like seriously. I cried and laughed and it broke me emotionally. I just wanted to reread it instantly, everything was so amazing about it! I can’t believe it took me so long to finally get around it! Read a full detailed (spoiler free) review of it here!

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Title: Looking For Alaska by John Green

Rating: ★★★

Review: I loved The Fault in our Stars so had real high hopes for this book, but it didn’t quite live up to it! Don’t get me wrong I really enjoyed it, I love John Green’s writing and I think he’s such a brilliant author! I just found this book to be  a little predictable, which could easily be because I’ve read so many books of this genre. I otherwise enjoyed it, I just don’t think it was for me!

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Title:
An Eagle in the Snow by Michael Morpurgo

Rating: ★★★★

Review: I love Michael Morpurgo so much, his books are so clever and he always does so much research in them. This one is no different and it actually shocked me at just how much one second of your life can potentially determine the future! I love the amount of research he put into the book and the story itself was so intriguing! He’s such a brilliant author and I loved it!

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Title:
Reasons to Stay Alive
by Matt Haig

Rating: ★★★★★

Review:
 This was bought for me by my best friend in the hopes that it would help me get through some stuff in my life at the moment. I can honestly say it’s one of the most beautiful and inspiring books I’ve ever read. I loved how it was talked about so truthfully and so raw that I felt myself nodding at a lot of it, because it was just so true. There are some amazing quotes in it, and I really urge everyone to read this book no matter what you’re going through because it truly is amazing. Read my review in detail here!

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Title:
 Feed 
by Mira Grant

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: I’d not really heard anything about this book before I picked it up, the synopsis and cover really drew me in so I was looking forward to reading it, but wasn’t sure what to expect. It exceeded my expectations for sure! It was amazing! I loved that it didn’t focus entirely on the zombie aspect, and it focused more on how it is to be a blogger in that time and the conspiracy surrounding that. As a blogger myself it was extremely interesting! I loved the turn of events in it and the characters were so well developed! It was so so good and made me not want to put it down the entire time! I can’t wait the next books!

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Title:
 Kindred Spirits 
by Rainbow Rowell

Rating: ★★★★

Review: I picked this up for £1 because I love Rainbow Rowell and thought I might as well read anything by her! It was such a nice little short story and packed a lot of punch in those few pages! A lovely story about coming of age, embracing who you are and what you love and also making you realise that little things have an effect on people! Such a nice little story!

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Title:
 Cinder 
by Marissa Meyer

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: I loved this! I love retellings so much and I can’t believe it took me so long to get around to reading this! I remember wanting to read it as soon as it came into the library back in 2012, but I never did and I should have! This was so good and I loved it so much I spent all night reading it! For my full spoiler free review go here!

 

That’s all the books I read this month! I read some amazing books and I can’t wait to read some more great ones next month!

What did you read this month? Leave a comment with your wrap ups!

Have you read any of the books in this wrap up, what did you think?

My July TBR should be up soon!

Love,

Meggan x