Book Tags

Intimidating TBR Tag!

Hi everyone!

I’m back with another tag, this one is linked to my EVERGROWING TBR pile, that I’m slowly drowning in, but I’ll never stop buying books, never! Here goes:

1.What books have you been unable to finish?

I’ve managed to finish most books I’ve read but the one that I was closest to not finishing was Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey. I didn’t really get taken in by the story, and even though it was only a short book I struggled to get through it.

What books have you yet to read because….

2. …you just haven’t had time?

A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. I’ve read the first 3 books of this series and I thought they were absolutely amazing, but they take so much time to read and I really need to get round to them!

3. …it’s a sequel?

The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury. I LOVED The Sin Eater’s Daughter, but it looks like this book is narrated by a different character, and I don’t know how I feel about that! I’ll get to it eventually.

4. …it’s brand new?

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I want to read it and I intend to this month, but since everyone is super hyped about it right now I’m finishing off the series I had already started first!

5. …you read a book by the same author and didn’t enjoy it?

I don’t actually own any books by authors who I didn’t enjoy. If I don’t enjoy an author it’s unusual for me to pick up a book by them again.

6. …you’re just not in the mood for it?

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. YES I KNOW I SHOULD HAVE READ THIS BY NOW! I really want to, but I want to really enjoy it when I read it and concentrate on it, and that’s just not the kind of book I’m in the mood for at the moment!

7. …it’s humongous?

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. I don’t mean that this book is humongous in relation to page count, but the actual size and height of this book is so big! It’s hard to fit it in my bag so I’m not sure when I’ll read it even though I need to!

8. …because it was a cover buy that turned out to have poor reviews?

Paper Towns by John Green. I love the cover, and it doesn’t have extremely bad reviews, but I know not everyone liked it!

9. What is the most intimidating book in your TBR pile?

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare! I love Shakespeare and I’m getting through this ever so slowly, but I’ve only read one play so far and it’s SO BIG! Definitely intimidating as amazing as it is!

10. Who do you tag?

Anyone who wants to do this tag!

Hope you enjoyed this post and my answers! Leave a comment with your tag if you’ve done it, if not leave a comment with what your answers would be!

Love,

Meggan x

Weekly Book Memes

Teaser Tuesday!

Hi everyone!

Teaser

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted on Books and A Beat!

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser Tuesday:

13405318_10204761014544670_947033507_o.jpgTitle: The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury

Synopsis: Ever since her brother Lief disappeared, Errin’s life has gone from bad to worse. Not only must she care for her sick mother, she has to scrape together rent money by selling illegal herbal cures. But none of that compares to the threat of the vengeful Sleeping Prince whom the Queen just awoke from his enchanted sleep.

When her village is evacuated as part of the war against the Sleeping Prince, Errin is left desperate and homeless. The only person she can turn to is the mysterious Silas, a young man who buys deadly poisons from Errin, but won’t reveal why he needs them. Silas promises to help her, but when he vanishes, Errin must journey across a kingdom on the brink of war to seek another way to save her mother and herself. But what she finds shatters everything she believed about her world, and with the Sleeping Prince drawing nearer, Errin must make a heartbreaking choice that could affect the whole kingdom.

Page 71 – “Until I started my apprenticeship, I didn’t know the Bringer was part of The Sleeping Prince’s story. I’d heard of him, of course: Be a good girl or the Bringer will come – it was a thing parents said.”

Leave a comment with your Teaser Tuesdays!

Love,

Meggan x

Recommendations

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Hi everyone!

The It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? book meme is hosted by Book Date!

Post the books completed last week, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish this week.

Books I completed last week:

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Title: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

Rating:  ★★★★★

Review: You can read what I thought about it in my May Wrap Up and my The Infernal Devices Review!

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Title: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Rating:  ★★★★★

Review: You can read what I thought about it in my The Infernal Devices Review! I loved how this developed and ended and I wish so much I could give it more than 5 stars because it deserves it!

Books I’m currently reading:

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Title: The Last Star by Rick Yancey

I’m loving this so far and I’m only 3 chapters in! I love how the previous books developed and I’m excited to see as I get further into the book how it all ties up to end the trilogy!

Books up next:

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

I’ve been needing to read this since the day it came out so I’m hopefully going to get around to it next week since I hope to finish The Last Star by this weekend at the latest! I’m so excited to finally read it since I’ve heard so many good things about it!

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Title: The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury

If I get around to finishing ACOMAF by this week then this is my next read! Another sequel, this one the sequel to The Sin Eater’s Daughter, I’m excited to see the development on this story and how it follows on from the last book’s cliffhanger!

That’s my Monday Wrap Up done! Go to Book Date to check out everyone else’s entry, and feel free to comment some of yours! I’m always up for book recommendations!

Love,

Meggan x

Monthly Wrap Ups · Reviews

January – April Wrap Up!

Hi everyone!

This is my first official post on this book blog! Since I’ve started the blog already 5 months into the year, I thought my first post should be a wrap up of all the books I’ve read up to now (a May Wrap Up will be up soon)! It’s a bit of a long post because I read quite a few books to go through, sorry!

 

To start out, my January Wrap Up!

January was a very unsuccessful month of reading for me, I only ended up reading 2 books. I think the amount of university work I had to do when I got back after Christmas took over my life! The two books I read that month were:

  1. Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined by Stephenie Meyer
  2. Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz

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Title: Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined by Stephenie Meyer

Synopsis:  Celebrate the tenth anniversary of Twilight! This special double-feature book includes the classic novel,Twilight, and a bold and surprising reimagining, Life and Death, by Stephenie Meyer.

Packaged as a hardback ‘flip book’, this edition features nearly 400 pages of new content as well as exquisite new back cover art. Readers will relish experiencing the deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful love story of Bella and Edward through fresh eyes. (From Amazon.co.uk)

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: Although it was an unsuccessful month, it started out well as Life and Death was absolutely brilliant! I loved the change in story and the gender swapping, I thought it gave a whole new twist to the story. Since Twilight was one of my favourite books when I was younger (and still my most read book to date), I loved the new retelling of it! You can find a full review here on my other blog to read more of what I thought!

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Title: Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz

Synopsis: Sherlock Holmes is dead.

Days after Holmes and his arch-enemy Moriarty fall to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls, Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase arrives from New York. The death of Moriarty has created a poisonous vacuum which has been swiftly filled by a fiendish new criminal mastermind. Ably assisted by Inspector Athelney Jones, a devoted student of Holmes’s methods of investigation and deduction, Chase must hunt down this shadowy figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, a man determined to engulf London in a tide of murder and menace. The game is afoot.(From Amazon.co.uk)

Rating: ★★★★

Review: Moriarty was also a good book, not as exciting as I expected it to be, but a good story to it! It didn’t capture my interest after I finished the first half and I think that’s why it took me so long to finish. I did like it but I don’t think it’s one I’d re-read, although the style of writing was perfect for a Sherlock-style novel.

 

Moving on to February’s Wrap Up!

February was a little more successful with 3 books read! The 3 books I read were:

  1. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
  2. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  3. The Infinite Sea  by Rick Yancey

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Title: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

Synopsis: Harry August is on his deathbed. Again.

No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes.

Until now.

As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. ‘I nearly missed you, Doctor August,’ she says. ‘I need to send a message.’

This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow. (From Amazon.co.uk)

Rating: ★★★

Review: I loved the idea of this, I used to watch a TV show called Forever which had the same kind of narrative to it, so when I heard about this I was super excited to read it. It was a great idea, and I loved the writing style Claire North has. However it just didn’t keep me enthralled. Now I was kind of in a reading slump at this time so I’m not sure whether that made me enjoy it less, but it just seemed to go on for a while. I liked the idea, and the writing style but put together it just wasn’t for me!

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