Weekly Book Memes

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far!

Hi everyone!

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these but I thought now was the time to start! This weekly meme was started over at The Broke and the Bookish, so make sure to check out their page!

This weeks TTT post is about the best books that you’ve read this year so far! I have read SO many good books this year, that it might be hard for me to keep it to 10! In no order though, here are my Top 10 Books:

  1. Illuminae (& Gemina) by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman 

    Okay so yes I MAY be cheating here by including both the first and second books in the Illuminae Files series as one point…but they’re both so good! I read these at the start of the year and was hooked from the start, they definitely hold the title of favourite books of this year so far! Find my review for Illuminae here, and my Gemina review here!

  2. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

    THIS SERIES. This series has become my entire life recently, and yes I know when it says ‘Top 10 books’, there shouldn’t be one point including FOUR books, but hey, sometimes you just got to, okay? This series was amazing from the first book and did nothing but make me fall further and further in love wit it as the series went on. PLEASE can everyone read this series, okay? Cool. Read my review of the first book in the series, The Raven Boys, here!

  3. A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

    I have been desperate to read this book, and this year was finally the time to read it, and it didn’t even slightly disappoint! The action, the characters, the world it’s set in. My heart just couldn’t take it all, and still can’t. It was amazing, and I want to relive it all over again. If I wasn’t still crying over it…oh my life.

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Monthly Wrap Ups

May Wrap Up!

Hi everyone!

I’m finally back with my May Wrap Up! I really didn’t think that this was a successful reading month until I reviewed my Goodreads and realised I actually read 7 books this month! To say I’ve been working throughout the month too, I think that’s a pretty good reading month! I also LOVED most of the books I read this month, and I can’t wait to share them with you! Here we go:


Title: The Hell-Hound of the Baskervilles by G.S. Denning

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: I was so lucky to receive this book from the wonderful author himself to review before it was released to the public and I can’t believe how much I am in love with this series! This book was so funny, and the accuracy compared to the original series is one of my favourite things! Every single character was absolutely perfect, and the development of the story was so good. You can find my full review for this brilliant book here!


Title: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: I CAN’T EVEN COPE WITH THIS BOOK! I don’t have much to say about this one that I haven’t basically exploded and fangirled about in my full review other than the fact that this was the absolute perfect end to this trilogy and I am filled with EVERY emotion possible! Read my full review here!

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Reviews

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir // Review

Title: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 11th February 2016

Sabaa Tahir’s debut novel is an amazingly action packed novel that keeps you on the edge of your seat from the moment you pick it up, until the second you finish it.

This book was one of the best debut novels I’ve ever read. The narrative was one of the most amazing things, the main focus of the novel was Laia’s attempts to save her brother from being executed, and living up to her parents name, and it was brilliant. It’s so refreshing to have a YA book that focuses on the relationship between a family and for the entire motive behind what goes on in the narrative to be family orientated.

The fact as well that there was no insta-love and that the romance is there but never takes centre stage was one of the main things I loved about it. The developing relationship between Laia and Elias was beautifully written and the way the characters are developed shows just how talented Sabaa is.

I loved each and every character that was introduced in this book, and I also really liked that there were no real ‘side characters’, every character was important in some way and the story focused on all of them, and gave them all back story which was so brilliant.

I was completely hooked from the start, and the amount of twists and turns throughout made sure to keep me that way through the entirety of the book! This book is the perfect example of how to write split POV’s as there was never a time I wanted to skip past a chapter to get to the character I wanted to read about, every character was completely perfect.

The Commandant is one of the best villains I’ve ever read about, there is no major reason behind why you fear her, but the writing is so subtle and the true nature of her character is revealed bit by bit that you can’t help but feel the fear that every living under her command at Blackcliff Academy feels. That is the true way to write in a villain, Sabaa you’re a star.

The end was unbelievable and left me with so many questions for the next book, just the way you want a book to leave you! From start to finish I was in love with this book and I am incredibly excited to get around to reading the sequel!

An Ember in the Ashes and it’s sequel, A Torch Against the Night are out now at any major bookstores and online!