Monthly Wrap Ups

October Wrap Up!

Hi everyone!

Why is October over already??? We have two months left until 2016 is over, how crazy is that?

October is one of my favourite reading months, because it’s Halloween so the perfect time to read creepy horror books! I love horror books, and there’s no better time to read them so I make sure to read as many as I can, even if it is hard fitting them around uni!

Anyway the books I read this month were amazing!


Title:
 Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: I CANNOT DEAL WITH THIS BOOK IN THE SLIGHTEST. This book was everything I’ve ever wanted and more, I thought it would be hard to beat Heir of Fire as my favourite book in the series but this might just beat it. EVERYTHING HAPPENS AND I LOVE IT. I need to write my review but it both made me cry with happiness and also ripped my heart in two, PLEASE READ THIS!


Title:
 The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: I’ve been wanting a Neil Gaiman book for so long and I finally found this for £1 in my local charity shop so I picked it up and started reading it on the way home! I loved it, I loved Neil’s writing and the narrative and it was just so good! Now to hopefully read more Neil Gaiman books!

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Title:
 Starr Fall by Kim Briggs

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: Kim emailed me and asked me to read and review this before it’s release day next month (see my full review of it here!) and I was thrilled! It was an amazing book, with such a unique story and brilliantly created characters! I definitely recommend it, and Kim is super lovely!


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Title:
 The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

Rating: ★★★★

Review: The first book I read by Dawn was The Creeper Man (full review here!), and I LOVED it so much. I know this is Dawn’s debut release, so I was curious as to what it was like, and I still loved it! I loved the writing style of it, and yes I didn’t love it as much as The Creeper Man but to say it was a debut, she really is an amazing author!

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Title: 
The Monstrous Child
 by Francesca Simon

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: This was such an impulse buy because of it’s beautiful cover and the fact its about mythology and it paid off! I loved how chatty the book was, and how Hel was so calm and cool about everything and her wonderful personality. Such an amazing book!

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Title:
 NOS4R2 by Joe Hill

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: I LOVED THIS BOOK. I needed a proper creepy book to read this month and this definitely fit perfectly. The perfect amount of horror, creepy settings and also a bit of paranormal happenings, it was just everything. I was hooked from start to finish! If you’re looking for a good horror book, this is it!


Title:
 The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley

Rating: ★★★

Review: This book had really high expectations for me, and I’d heard great things about it but it just didn’t do it go me sadly. I loved the relationship of the two brothers, and at parts I was completely absorbed by the story, but by the end I wasn’t really sure what was going on at times. I loved the characters and parts of the story overall, it was just a bit too hyped for me!

That’s my wrap up! I read some AMAZING books this month, and loved every one of them! Hopefully November is a good reading month too!

Have you read any of the books I did this month? What did you think?

Leave a comment with your wrap ups so I can have a read too!

Love,

Meggan x

Monthly TBR

September TBR!

Hi everyone!

So September marks my return to uni (my second year!) meaning that I’ll have more coursework, more writing and sadly probably less reading! I’ve read some amazing books this summer though, so I can’t complain too much I guess! Here is my TBR for this month:

  1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  2. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
  3. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
  4. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
  5. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
  6. The Young Elites by Marie Lu

If you haven’t guessed since EOS came out this month (I AM SO EXCITED, TOG IS MY FAVOURITE SERIES OMG), I decided I wanted to re-read the series in preparation! The Young Elites is something I’ve been wanting to read for ages so thought I’d put that in too!

What is on your TBR for this month?

Love,

Meggan x

Book Tags

The Narnia Book Tag!

Hi everyone!

Thank you to Clemi over at ClemisBookishWorld for tagging me in this tag! She also recently created the tag too, so well done!

I love these books and the world of Narnia in general, so I am extremely excited to do this! Here are my answers!

1- NARNIA: A magical world you would like to visit

The Vampire Academy world! I love this series of books so much, and I love the difference between Strigoi vampires and Moroi and I love it! I think it’d be so interesting to visit and learn everything about it!

2- THE MAGICIAN’S NEPHEW: A book you find underrated

Die For Me by Amy Plum. This series of books is one of my favourites series (and they have the most beautiful covers too). I love the story behind them and the characters, yet no one ever seems to talk about them! So underrated yet so amazing!

3- THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE: A classic that you love

Dracula by Bram Stoker. This was one of the first classic books I read and it has stuck with me ever since. It’s such an amazing story and I love the way it’s written and the characters within the book.

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4- THE HORSE AND HIS BOY: A book you picked up without knowing what it was about

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. I’d heard a lot of things about this book, and about the theatre production of it, but never really knew what it was about. Then I saw it for 20p in the charity shop and had to pick it up, even though I had no idea what it was about!

Continue reading “The Narnia Book Tag!”

Book Tags

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag 2016!

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2016?

A COURT OF MIST AND FURY! Damn I loved this book so much, if you want to read the reasons why then check out my full review here!

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2016?


Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. I loved this book and it was the perfect sequel to Cinder! It kept me on my toes and wanting to read it all in one sitting, it was so brilliant!

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but really want to?

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken! I know it was out in January but still haven’t got round to reading it yet! I’m so excited to so hopefully I do by the end of the year!

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year?

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas! I’m so excited for this book, I need more Sarah J. Maas in my life!

5. Biggest Disappointment so far?

Looking for Alaska by John Green. It wasn’t a bad book, but I just didn’t like it as much as I thought I would!

6. Biggest Surprise?

The Creeper Man by Dawn Kurtagich! I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did, it was written so amazing and had a perfect mix of creepiness and also great narrative. Read my full review here!

7. Favourite New Author?

Marissa Meyer. I’d never read anything by her before starting the Lunar Chronicles finally and she is truly amazing. Her writing style is beautiful and her way of telling stories is something else. I’m constantly thinking about her books and wanting to read more! She is so amazing.

8. Newest Fictional Crush?

James (Jem) Carstairs. The fictional love of my entire life.

9. Newest Favourite Character?

Gansey from The Raven Boys! I love his passion for finding Glendower, his loyalty to his friends and also how he messes things up sometimes but genuinely tries his best! He has such a kind heart even though he doesn’t go about it right sometimes, but he’s so great.

10. Book that made you cry?

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. It’s safe to say that the letter ruined me.

11. Book that made you happy?

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare! It made me laugh and cry too, but I’ve never felt so happy and satisfied after finishing a book than I did with this one! It was just perfect and everything I wanted, I loved it!

12. Favorite book to movie adaptation you saw so far this year!

Me Before You! It was such an amazing film and so close to the book, I loved it! I saw it 3 times and cried each time haha.

13. Most beautiful book you’ve  bought this year

Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter! I was gifted this present so didn’t technically buy it but it is absolutely stunning. I think it’s pretty much the most beautiful book on my shelves. Both inside and out it is so so gorgeous and I love it so much!!

14. What do you need to read by the end of the year?

All the books I’ve bought this year! But I need to definitely read the Raven Cycle and Empire of Storms!!

I hope you liked my Mid-Year Book Freakout! Leave a comment with what you thought of my answers, and your own answers!

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for me in the book world!

Love,

Meggan x

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

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

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

Book Tags

Hamilton Book Tag!

Hi everyone!

I didn’t get tagged to do this but I am OBSESSED with Hamilton. It has taken over my life for months now and the obsession doesn’t seem to be getting any less, I just keep spending more and more of my life thinking about it. So I just had to do this tag!

This tag was created by Maureen Keavy on her YouTube channel, so make sure to give love to her!

Room

“I wanna be in the room where it happened, the room where it happened”

A Court of Mist and Fury

I would definitely choose ACOMAF for this one because I love the idea of Prythian! I mean don’t get me wrong it sounds super dangerous and I’m nowhere near as badass as Feyre so knowing me I’d probably get caught up in drama or something but just seeing everything there and the courts would be amazing! Especially the Night Court because it honestly sounds beautiful and I love nighttime so it would be perfect! Also Rhys would be there so….

Sisters

“You want a revolution, I want a revelation. So listen to my declaration”

Liesel Meminger – The Book Thief

I love The Book Thief so much and right from the start Liesel stood out to me. She’s such a young girl and is surrounded by so much horror and a world that is running on fear but it never affects her or changes her. She’s still a bookworm, she still loves her family and still stands up for what she believes in no matter what and that’s something I loved about her! She really is underrated!

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“I am not throwing away my shot”

Georgia Mason – Feed

I recently finished Feed and Georgia is such a boss! She has to deal with so much in the book, she deals with loss, with anger, sadness and fear yet through it all still manages to direct a news team to get the best stories and become the top journalist of her time. She really is an unstoppable force and even at the end of the novel, she still continues to get her message out! She really is such a driven character and I hope more people read this book!

burn

“Your sentences left me defenceless, you built me palaces out of paragraphs”

Hazel Grace & Augustus Waters – TFIOS

This probably isn’t a shock to anyone because I’m sure it’s most people’s answer too, but this was one of the most heartbreaking ends I’ve ever read! *SPOILERS DON’T READ AHEAD IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK*. Hazel was so unaware of what was happening and although she knew that their story wouldn’t end well it was such a shock and her reaction was devastating. I cried. A lot.

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“I will send a fully armed battalion to remind you of my love”

Moriarty – Sherlock Holmes

Okay so I’m technically basing this answer more on what the TV Moriarty is like, but I think no matter what he always has that bit of sass in him. Even in the books, Sherlock is such a hard character to deal with that I think Moriarty has to resort to even slight bits of sass just to get through. But the TV Moriarty is the sassiest villain I know and I LOVE him.

Reynolds

“The Reynolds Pamphlet. Have you read this?”

Allegiant

I could have actually put a lot of books in this category (Red Queen, Clockwork Princess and The Last Star to name a few) but decided to go with Allegiant because that was the first one where I was truly left in shock. If you’ve read Allegiant you know exactly what I’m talking about! It was the biggest shock I’ve had in a book and I’ll admit I was in denial right up until the last page! But damn was it good.

Non

“How do you write like you’re running out of time?”

The Mortal Instruments

I actually marathoned this entire series not too long ago! They’re so good to marathon because they flow together so well and Cassandra Clare’s writing style is just perfect that you never want them to end! 6 books seems like a lot to read in one go but with her writing I wish there was more!

Sat

“You strike me, as a woman who has never been satisifed. I’m sure I don’t know what you mean you forget yourself.”

The 5th Wave

I loved this book and I rarely read multiple POV books, but this one worked so well! The change in narrator was a nice change and allowed you to get all different aspects of the story! This was particularly good because so many characters are in different places so it helps to keep up to date with what they’re doing!

Lives

“But when you’re gone, who remembers your name? Who keeps your flame? Who tells your story?”

A Song of Ice and Fire

I was going to say Harry Potter for this but I feel like they obviously will always be remembered. I’ve read the first 3 books of A Song of Ice and Fire and they were so amazing. I feel like these linked with the TV show of Game of Thrones will definitely be remembered in history! They’re so iconic and I know basically everyone knows of them!

Stay

“Stay alive ’til this horror show is past. We’re gonna fly a lot of flags half-mast.”

Sirius Black

There are SO MANY characters I could have chosen for this (L from Death Note was a close second) but I remember shouting at my mum when Sirius died. I ran in and was devastated because he was my favourite (and still is), and how he died was just rude. It was one of the first times I’d experienced a character death and it didn’t get easier at all.

BONUS QUESTIONS:

Help

“Look into your eyes and the skys the limit, I’m helpless!”

Jem & Tessa

When I say right from the start here I literally mean it. From the moment she first saw Jem I knew that they were end goal for me, they’re both so adorable and Jem! He deserves the world and she was his world and omg they needed to be together. Even with Will in the mix, James Carstairs and Tessa Gray was where my heart lied.

Ten

“Look ’em in the eye, aim no higher. Summon all the courage you require. Then count..”

Aelin vs the Valg in Heir of Fire

*SPOILERS DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK*

I LOVED this scene so much! This is where Aelin really shows off her true strength and surprises not only the Valg Princes but also herself and Rowan at just how badass she is. This is still one of the most prominent scenes to me because she just acts like a queen by fighting right until the end and she never gives up! The valg are such a great enemy and I think they way this was written was so great I was on the edge of my seat!

Sayno

“Lord, show me how to say no to this. I don’t know how to say no to this”

Twilight

Twilight was one of the first books I ever truly fell in love with (I may or may not have read them literally over 50 times…) and they’ll always hold a special place in my heart! I know that some people don’t like them or they’re seen as cringy now but I will always love them!

What

“Do you have a clue what happens now?”

The Infernal Devices

I LOVED this series so much. I want so many more books not because it ended bad or anything or left anything out. But literally because I just can’t get enough of reading about Tessa, Will and Jem! This trilogy was so perfect that I wouldn’t even mind if it was like 67593 books longer.

Right

“We gotta make an all out stand. Ayo, I’m gonna need a right hand man”

Jem & Will – The Infernal Devices

These two. Where do I even begin with these two, they are literally just the ideal friendship. I mean they love the same woman and it just makes their friendship stronger. They are literally the best of friends and I just love them both so so so much.

Miss

“I travelled the wide, wide world and came back to this”

The Lunar Chronicles

I’ve actually only just started Cinder and it’s already so good! I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to get around to them, I’ve heard so many great things and I love it! It took a while but I’m finally here!

That’s it for the tag! Yes, I did sing each song as I read the title, I had to! I put way more effort into this than I was expecting but hey, Hamilton deserves it!

I tag anyone who reads this and fancies doing it!

What’s your favourite Hamilton song? Have you done this tag? Leave a comment if you have, I’d love to read them!

I hope you liked my answers, I had so much fun doing it!

Love,

Meggan x

Recommendations · Weekly Book Memes

Top Ten Tuesday – Auto Buy Authors!

Hi everyone!

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

So this week it’s a freebie week, so I decided to choose my Top Ten Auto Buy Authors!


1. Sarah J. Maas
Okay so anyone who has even looked at the title and contents of most of my posts will probably realise how much I love this woman. I mean to be honest most of the people who ask me about books will know my love for her because I CANNOT stop talking about her books! Literally as soon as I see she’s releasing a book it goes on preorder because I can’t get enough of how amazing her writing is! For more reasons why I love her, have a look at my previous Top Ten Tuesday post!

2. Stephanie Meyer – Twilight was one of the first series of books I can really remember taking over my life and just allowing myself to completely be immersed in the world Stephanie created so no matter what she will always hold a part of my heart. I’ve also read The Host by Stephanie Meyer and I LOVED it, I’ve reread it so many times. I love her writing style and she holds such nostalgia for me that I will always buy her books! I love Twilight Reimagined, and I hope to read more by her!

3. Cassandra ClareThe Infernal Devices is probably my favourite trilogy, I couldn’t get enough of it. I was the same when The Mortal Instruments were released, and now that the rest of her books are being released for the Shadowhunter Chronicles, she has to be on my auto-buy list because she just creates such wonderful worlds that I definitely want to live in and just read over and over again.

4. Annabel Pitcher – The first book of hers I read was Ketchup Clouds because I just liked the sound of it when I went to the bookshop, and I loved it that much that everytime she releases a book I have to buy it. When Silence is Goldfish was released I instantly put it in my basket and bought it there and then! She’s such an underrated author and really deserves more publicity because she’s amazing!

5. Stephen King – I guess this is pretty obvious since I’ve read so many of his books recently, that and he’s probably one of the most loved authors in the world! His books are the perfect balance of thrilling, horror, exciting and wonderful that I just can’t help but buy his books. They also have the best covers and I just love his books. My goal is to collect them all!

6. Patrick NessThe Chaos Walking series had one of the best book endings I think I’ve ever read and A Monster Calls was one the most beautiful and heartbreaking book on my shelf, so now whenever I see another of his books I have to pick it up. I’m still to read his other books but safe to say they’re on my shelf ready to be read!

7. Rainbow Rowell – As soon as I saw Carry On was released I bought it instantly without even checking what it was about! She will always be one of my favourites, and even the World Book Day short story Kindred Spirits was amazing too!

8. Cat Clarke – I’ve read all of Cat’s books apart from Lost and Found (which is on my shelf though!) and she is definitely an auto buy author. Her books are brilliant and I read them all in one go because I just never want to put them down!

9. Markus Zusak – Since The Book Thief is my favourite ever standalone book, it’s only right to have him on my auto buy authors list! I have The Messenger but haven’t got around to reading it yet but it’s safe to say I’m extremely excited!

10. Tess Gerritsen – I first read the Rizzoli & Isles series after watching the TV series based on them and I loved them. They were one of the first sets of books that started out my love for thriller and crime books and ever since then she’s been on auto buy!

Who are your auto buy authors? Leave a comment with your Top Ten Tuesdays!

Love,

Meggan x

Anticipated Releases · Weekly Book Memes

Waiting on Wednesday!

Hi everyone!

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted on Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My choice this week:

Title: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Synopsis: The long path to the throne has just begun for Aelin Galathynius. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?

Release Date: September 6th 2016

 I AM SO SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK. I’m literally the most excited for this book to be released than any other book this year. I LOVE Sarah’s books, and the Throne of Glass series is one of my favourite series of all time, so I am so excited to see what direction the story takes in this book because Queen of Shadows was amazing! Roll on 6th September!!

Leave a comment with your Waiting on Wednesdays! What books are you excited for?

Love,

Meggan x