My Favourite Fantasy Books of All Time

Hey guys! I haven’t posted here in a loooooonnggg time because mid terms happened and I haven’t been able to finish a book in the last two months. 😦

Now I am back to reading and hope to read 4-5 books this month. I have read so many great fantasy books in the past two years and here are some of my favourites!

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

This is a fairytale retelling of Alladin and Beauty and the Beast by Renee Ahdieh and I loved this book the moment I read the synopsis and the book did not disappoint! It exceeded all my expectations! The second book in the duology is even better but it does drag towards the end. 

The plot revolves around a land which is ruled by a murderous boy-King, Khalid. He takes a new bride each night and kills her at dawn the next morning. When Shahrzad’s best friend is killed by Khalid, she volunteers to be his bride and decides to end Khalid’s life.

Rating: 5/5 stars


Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

There have always been mixed reviews about this book because this series does have many similarities to many popular books we have already read. Although I do understand that this is not the most original series out there but that fact did not stop me from enjoying every second I spent reading it! The series is the perfect blend of the best parts of all the other stories. And I am definitely #TeamCal.

Mare is an awesome character in the first book though she is annoying in the second book. Her world is divided by blood- red and silver. The Silvers are treated like Gods because they possess superpowers and they use the Reds as their slaves. That is, until Mare, a Red finds out that she also possesses powers of her own.

Rating: 4.5/5 stars


Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

I don’t have much to say about this series other than just go and read it! I picked up the first book without knowing much about it and before I knew it, I was ordering the whole series online and finished them in less than a week! The fifth book comes out in December and I can’t wait for it!

The story is about three kingdoms in Mytica, where magic no longer exists. Peace has reigned in Mytica for centuries but an unrest simmers and all the kingdoms grapple for power. Cleo, Magnus, Lucia and Jonas get caught up in the race to restore the lost elementia magic in their land before all is lost.

Rating: 4/5 stars


Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I tried to read the the books before but got in like only 60 pages in and it failed to keep my interest but when Empire of Storms came out, everyone was talking about it and I read the first book again and I loved it so freaking much! I am currently reading Heir of Fire. The books have the perfect blend of fantasy and real life and the main character, Caelena is so bad-ass and I just love her.

Caelena Sardothein is the most notorious assassin of her kingdom and she is sent to a death camp to work in the salt mines. An year later, the crown prince offer her her freedom on one condition; she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. She must beat her opponents in a series of eliminations and then serve the king for four years but when one of her opponents end up dead followed by another, Calena investigates their murders and discovers her destiny which was greater than what she could have possibly imagined.

Rating: 5/5 stars


Ruined by Amy Tintera

This series is so underrated that it hurts my heart. It definitely needs more recognition. The plot revolves around Emelina Flores whose home in Ruina was destroyed by war. She lacks the power of her fellow Ruined. She witnessed her parent’s murder and her sister, Olivia, was kidnapped. She I’d driven by a blind desire for vengeance and she sets off to the enemy kingdom, Lera. She marries Lera’s crown prince, Casimir and has an elaborate plan to infiltrate the Royal family but when she begins to fall for Prince Casimir, she begins to question her mission.

Rating: 5/5 stars




September Releases 2016

Its September already and it is the time of the year when most of our anticipated fall reads are published! Here are some of mine.


Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland

Publication: September 6th 2016 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Henry Page has never been in love. He fancies himself a hopeless romantic, but theour chemical hearts slo-mo, heart palpitating, can’t-eat-can’t-sleep kind of love that he’s been hoping for just hasn’t been in the cards for him—at least not yet. Instead, he’s been happy to focus on his grades, on getting into a semi-decent college and finally becoming editor of his school newspaper. Then Grace Town walks into his first period class on the third Tuesday of senior year and he knows everything’s about to change.

Grace isn’t who Henry pictured as his dream girl—she walks with a cane, wears over sized boys’ clothes, and rarely seems to shower. But when Grace and Henry are both chosen to edit the school paper, he quickly finds himself falling for her. It’s obvious there’s something broken about Grace, but it seems to make her even more beautiful to Henry, and he wants nothing more than to help her put the pieces back together again. And yet, this isn’t your average story of boy meets girl. Krystal Sutherland’s brilliant debut is equal parts wit and heartbreak, a potent reminder of the bittersweet bliss that is first love.


Going Geek by Charlotte Huang

Publication: September 13th 2016 by Delacorte Press

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A girl forced out of her comfort zone finds that being true to herself is the best way to live her life, in this second novel from the author of For the Record.

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Skylar Hoffman’s senior year at her preppy East Coast boarding school should have been perfect:
amazing boyfriend
the coolest friends
the most desirable dorm
But it’s far from it. To her dismay, Skylar’s not going to rule senior year because she’s stuck in Abbot House, a tiny dorm known for, well, nothing. Living with a group of strangers everyone thinks is lame is bad enough. Worse is that Skylar wasn’t exactly truthful about how she spent summer break in Los Angeles—and her little white lie is causing her once rock-solid romance to crumble fast. And when it turns out that Skylar’s best friend is the one responsible for having her booted from Lincoln? It’s an all-out war.

Stepping out of her comfort zone never felt so scary—or necessary. But everything is different now. Including, maybe, Skylar herself . . .


Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas

Publication: September 6th by Bloomsbury USA Childrens

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 The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don’t.

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.

Aelin’s journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?


Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltegeists by J.K. Rowling

Publication: September 6th 2016 by Pottermore

No Muggle Prime Minister has ever set foot in the Ministry of Magic, for reasonpesky poltegeristss most succinctly summed up by ex-Minister Dugald McPhail (term of office 1858-1865): “their puir wee braines couldnae cope wi’ it.”’ – J.K. Rowling
Pottermore Presents is a collection of J.K. Rowling’s writing: short reads originally featured on pottermore.com with some exclusive new additions. These eBooks, with writing curated by Pottermore, will take you beyond the Harry Potter stories as J.K
. Rowling reveals her inspiration, intricate details of characters’ lives and surprises from the wizarding world.

These stories of power, politics and pesky poltergeists give you a glimpse into the darker side of the wizarding world, revealing the ruthless roots of Professor Umbridge, the lowdown on the Ministers for Magic and the history of the wizarding prison Azkaban. You will also delve deeper into Horace Slughorn’s early years as Potions master at Hogwarts – and his acquaintance with one Tom Marvolo Riddle.


Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide by J.K. Rowling

Publication: September 2016 by Pottermore

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‘The Ministry of Magic felt strongly, however, that to construct an additional wizarding station in the middle of London would stretch even the Muggles’ notorious determination not to notice magic when it was exploding in front of their faces.’ – J.K. Rowling
Pottermore Presents is a collection of J.K. Rowling’s writing: short reads originally featured on pottermore.com. These eBooks, with writing curated by Pottermore, will take you beyond the Harry Potter stories as J.K. Rowling reveals her inspiration, intricate details of characters’ lives and surprises from the wizarding world.

Hogwarts An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide takes you on a journey to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. You’ll venture into the Hogwarts grounds, become better acquainted with its more permanent residents, learn more about lessons and discover secrets of the castle . . . all at the turn of a page.


Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies by J.K. Rowling

Publication: September 6th by Pottermore

‘Minerva was the Roman goddess of warriors and wisdom. William McGonagall is heriosm hardshipcelebrated as the worst poet in British history. There was something irresistible to me about his name, and the idea that such a brilliant woman might be a distant relative of the buffoonish McGonagall.’ – J.K. Rowling
Pottermore Presents is a collection of J.K. Rowling’s writing: short reads originally featured on pottermore.com with some exclusive new additions. These eBooks, with writing curated by Pottermore, will take you beyond the Harry Potter stories as J.K. Rowling reveals her inspiration, intricate details of characters’ lives and surprises from the wizarding world.

These stories of heroism, hardship and dangerous hobbies profile two of the Harry Potter stories’ most courageous and iconic characters: Minerva McGonagall and Remus Lupin. J.K. Rowling also gives us a peek behind the closed curtains of Sybill Trelawney’s life, and you’ll encounter the reckless, magical-beast-loving Silvanus Kettleburn along the way.


As I Descended by Robin Talley

Publication: September 6th by Harperteen

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Maria Lyon and Lily Boiten are their school’s ultimate power couple—even if no one knows it but them.

Only one thing stands between them and their perfect future: campus superstar Delilah Dufrey.

Golden child Delilah is a legend at the exclusive Acheron Academy, and the presumptive winner of the distinguished Cawdor Kingsley Prize. She runs the school, and if she chose, she could blow up Maria and Lily’s whole world with a pointed look, or a carefully placed word.

But what Delilah doesn’t know is that Lily and Maria are willing to do anything—absolutely anything—to make their dreams come true. And the first step is unseating Delilah for the Kingsley Prize. The full scholarship, awarded to Maria, will lock in her attendance at Stanford―and four more years in a shared dorm room with Lily.

Maria and Lily will stop at nothing to ensure their victory—including harnessing the dark power long rumored to be present on the former plantation that houses their school.

But when feuds turn to fatalities, and madness begins to blur the distinction between what’s real and what is imagined, the girls must decide where they draw the line.

From acclaimed author Robin Talley comes a Shakespeare-inspired story of revenge and redemption, where fair is foul, and foul is fair.


Thank you guys!

Let me know your September tbr in the comments below!


Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

Recently, I have been binge watching YouTube videos and I stumbled upon the Unpopular Opinions Book Tag. It seemed fun so I decided to do it.

If you would like to watch the original video, click Here.

I hope you enjoy my unpopular opinions. 🙂

1. A popular book or series that you didn’t like.

For me it is The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. I read the first two books but I didn’t like the main character and I found the plot very boring. I really tried to like it but I just couldn’t.

2. A popular book or series that everyone else seems to hate but you love.

I didn’t exactly love the series but I really enjoyed reading The Immortal Series by Alyson Noel. It has a lot of negative reviews on the last two books but I enjoyed the series as a whole.

3. A Love Triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with (spoilers ahead) OR an OTP that you don’t like. 

The Hunger Games. Sorry guys but I found Peeta as interesting as a cardboard cutout.

#GaleHawthorneWasWronged

4. A popular book Genre that you hardly reach for.

I hardly ever reach for New Adult books. I am a wide reader and read books from almost every genre but just can’t get into New Adult.

5. A popular or beloved character that you do not like.

I really do not like Mare Barrow from The Red Queen Series. She just keeps making the same mistakes over and over again and doesn’t learn from them and I just can’t stand her but I really love The Red Queen series.

6. A popular author that you can’t seem to get into.

I just can’t get into Rick Yancey, James Dashner or Katie McGarry.

7. A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing. (examples “lost princess”, corrupt ruler, love triangles, etc.)

I am really tired of the love triangles where the main character falls for two brothers. I just feel that a girl should not be the cause of the fallout of two brothers and I just hate seeing her sway between the two of them.

8. A popular series you have no interest in reading.

I’m skipping this one because I can’t come up with a popular series which I don’t want to read.

9.The saying goes “The book is always better than the movie”, but what movie or T.V. show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?

The 100, Gossip Girl and The Vampire Diaries are my favorite T.V. shows of all time and I just couldn’t get into any of their books. Also, The Perks of Being a Wall Flower movie adaptation was magical and I enjoyed watching it way more than reading the book.
 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

 By JK Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne

 Format: Hardcover, Special Rehearsal Edition

Published July 31st by Little Brown UK

ISBN: 0751565350 (ISBN13: 9780751565355)

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Synopsis:

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.


I have very mixed feelings about this book. I did not hate this book but I didn’t enjoy it either. There were too many plot holes and some things were not explained properly. it was just OK.

I did not find the script format to be a problem. Other than the fact that we could not see what was going on inside the character’s head, I was totally fine with it. I hated the fact that some characters are not who they used to be and we do not know what happened in the 19 years that we missed but this is who they are now and we just have to accept it.

Ron was just in the book to add comic element and Harry is just there being a terrible father and saying stuff like I did not have anyone to learn from??? What about Sirius? Lupin? Dumbuldore? Hagrid??

But don’t let my review bring you down guys! Go ahead and read it. Maybe you will enjoy it but it just wasn’t for me.

Warning: Spoilers Ahead

The Things I Did like about the book

  1. Scorpius Malfoy is adorable and he and Albus are the cutest friends ever! Scorpius is definitely my new favorite character in the series.
  2. Scorpius asks Rose out and she says yes! Its like Dramione finally happening!!
  3. I love how Slytherin is shown in a positive light in the book.
  4. We got to see the alternate reality where Harry died and Voldemort lived. It was the biggest what if over the years and it was finally answered.
  5. The part where Harry watched his parents die all over again was so emotional. He knew he could save them but he could not change history. It was just heartbreaking.
  6. Harry finally confronts Dumbuldore about keeping him in the dark all those years. I really really loved this scene and I am glad it finally happened.
  7. Draco and Harry bonding after all these years on how they have been terrible fathers. It just hit me so hard.
  8. Snape saying that he is honored that Harry’s son is named after him.

Things that really bothered me

  1. THE ABSENCE OF CHARACTERS.

:- Teddy Lupin- He was one of the minor characters in the book but he was made such a big deal in the epilogue with Harry saying that he comes for dinner 4 times a week and he is a part of the family but he was not mentioned even once.

:- Rose and Hugo- I really wanted Rose and Scorpius to be friends. I did not expect them to talk just to show their families that they are friends. That was disappointing. Hugo was not mentioned when Albus is in his third year. He was supposed to be on King’s Cross Station. At points I even forgot that Ron and Hermione had 2 children. He is a part of the Granger-Weasley clan and he deserves to be mentioned.

:- Neville- Neville is mentioned many times in the book and he is Herbology Professor at Hogwarts but why isn’t he physically present at any part?

:- Hagrid- We know that Hagrid is alive because Harry says something to James like don’t forget to have tea with Hagrid but where is he????

:- Lily and James Potter- James was there in scene 1 and Lily was sorted in Griffyndor when Albus was in his third year but other than that they are never mentioned. We never see Albus having a conversation with his siblings. They have absolutely no role at all.

2. Albus being a terrible son and making fun of his father’s abusive childhood with the Dursley’s. THAT IS NOT HOW YOU TREAT YOUR FATHER. I know what Harry said after that was inexcusable but he was always trying to improve their relationship whereas Albus was just there being ungrateful and after that it really made me dislike him.

3. Harry being disrespectful to Professor McGonall. He always respected her so much and here we see Harry just shouting at her and I just didn’t feel like it was Harry at all.

4. Bellatrix had the baby somewhere around the Battle of Hogwarts but she was never pregnant at all. It was a major plot hole that was difficult to ignore.

5. Albus flirting and kissing his aunt was just disgusting.

6. Delphi just whipped up Polyjuice Potion outside the Ministry of Magic but how?? It takes a month to make. She did not have a secret stash with her because they are collecting supplies so how did they prepare it so fast? Also, how did they get parts of Harry, Hermione and Ron??

7. Albus’s idea to write on Harry’s blanket with Love Potion was brilliant but how did they actually get the blanket without anyone noticing?

8. Harry’s scar is hurting again but we never got to see why.


Overall, it was nice to see the trio again. I do have some issues with the book but there are good parts too.

Rating: 3/5 stars.

 

 

Red Queen #3 Cover Reveal

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Ebook: 448 pages

Expected Publication: February 7th 2017 by Harperteen

ISBN: 0062310712 (ISBN13: 9780062310712)

Series: Red Queen #3


 

Hey guys! I know I am about a month late with this because apparently I have been living under a rock and didn’t even realize the cover was out until today! I can’t believe I missed it! Anyways.

So, the book is called King’s Cage. Honestly, I really don’t like the title. I don’t know why but it really doesn’t just click.

The cover is really pretty just like the other two books and I realized that THE CROWN IS MADE OF BONES!!! It also has both silver and red blood on it so maybe it means a lot of people are going to die on both sides?

There’s also going to be a second POV. I really hope it’s Cal’s and it makes sense too because Mare is trapped in the castle and Cal will lead the Newbloods.

There are also theories that Farley is pregnant with Shade’s baby but maybe I missed the clues in the Glass Sword because I didn’t realize it while reading.

The tagline All will burn is so freaking awesome!! With this and the crown of bones, I cannot wait to read it!! 2017 is just too far awayyyyy!!!!!

 

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

ISBN: 0062310666 (ISBN13: 9780062310668)

Published: February 9th 2016 by Harperteen
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Dystopian

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Synopsis:

If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different.

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they’ve always known—and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul.


Glass Sword was an amazing comeback to the Red Queen series. it was gripping, intense and kept me hooked page after page, making it a fantastic sequel to Book 1 but I did not enjoy it as much as I enjoyed Red Queen.

Mare really annoyed me in this book. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t hate her but she was making all the wrong decisions till the end of the book and was not ready to trust anyone. I get the whole anyone can betray anyone thing but she could’ve put a little more faith in Shade.

With all the other characters, I felt that the author was just killing them without adding too much detail and everything is just confusing!

The book was filled with action right from the beginning but it did not pick up for me till page 200 something.

BUT THE ENDING! It made up for all the whole book! Even though two major characters died and I am not sure how the plot is going to progress further, I will read the next book!!

Also, all the covers are really pretty and I need to complete my collection 😉

Rating: 4/5 stars

 

 

Fire with Fire Review

by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

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Synopsis:

When sweet revenge turns sour… Book two of a trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian.

Lillia, Kat, and Mary had the perfect plan. Work together in secret to take down the people who wronged them. But things didn’t exactly go the way they’d hoped at the Homecoming Dance.

Not even close.

For now, it looks like they got away with it. All they have to do is move on and pick up the pieces, forget there ever was a pact. But it’s not easy, not when Reeve is still a total jerk and Rennie’s meaner than she ever was before.

And then there’s sweet little Mary…she knows there’s something seriously wrong with her. If she can’t control her anger, she’s sure that someone will get hurt even worse than Reeve was. Mary understands now that it’s not just that Reeve bullied her—it’s that he made her love him.

Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, burn for a burn. A broken heart for a broken heart. The girls are up to the task. They’ll make Reeve fall in love with Lillia and then they will crush him. It’s the only way he’ll learn.

It seems once a fire is lit, the only thing you can do is let it burn… 


Fire with Fire picks up after the big Homecoming disaster. The girls didn’t get caught but their plan goes wrong and Reeve is injured. Mary knows that she is somehow responsible for what happened at the dance but does not know what. She is also hopelessly in love with Reeve even though he has been nothing but a jerk to her. When she finds out that Reeve has feelings for Lillia, she and the girls make a plan to make Reeve fall in love with Lillia and crush him.


My thoughts after reading the book-

  • REEVE AND LILLIA!!!! I couldn’t stop myself from shipping them! I really hope they end up together.
  • I really liked all the characters, especially Kat and Reeve. I hated Reeve in the first book because of what he did to Mary but now I think there is more to his story.
  • I am not sure that I like the whole paranormal thing. This is a contemporary book, why ruin it?

This book kept me hooked page after page and i read it in one sitting! Can’t wait to start the third book!!

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

 

 

 

 

 

Book review- Ruined by Amy Tintera

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Synopsis:

A revenge that will consume her. A love that will ruin her.

Emelina Flores has nothing. Her home in Ruina has been ravaged by war. She lacks the powers of her fellow Ruined. Worst of all, she witnessed her parents’ brutal murders and watched helplessly as her sister, Olivia, was kidnapped.

But because Em has nothing, she has nothing to lose. Driven by a blind desire for revenge, Em sets off on a dangerous journey to the enemy kingdom of Lera. Somewhere within Lera’s borders, Em hopes to find Olivia. But in order to find her, Em must infiltrate the royal family.

In a brilliant, elaborate plan of deception and murder, Em marries Prince Casimir, next in line to take Lera’s throne. If anyone in Lera discovers Em is not Casimir’s true betrothed, Em will be executed on the spot. But it’s the only way to salvage Em’s kingdom and what is left of her family.

Em is determined to succeed, but the closer she gets to the prince, the more she questions her mission. Em’s rage-filled heart begins to soften. But with her life—and her family—on the line, love could be Em’s deadliest mistake. 

Genre: YA, Fantasy


THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!! It’s plot is similar to some of the YA books we have read but I enjoyed reading it and would recommend it to everyone.

What did I like about this book? EVERYTHING!!

  1. We learn about 3 different races of people and all of them have done bad stuff to each other. I couldn’t choose a side but enjoyed reading about Emelina planning her revenge.
  2.  The plot is narrated by Cas and Em and they both are polar opposites. Cas is so nice and Em pretends to be nice to everyone but in her mind she is plotting the best way to kill everyone! I ship them so much!!
  3. I love the fact that Em isn’t a chosen one but is just a normal girl who wants revenge for her family’s death.

I can’t wait for the next book!! Anyone who is looking for an epic fantasy read, this is it!

Book Review-Since You’ve Been Gone

Book Review: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

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Synopsis:

It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is a to-do list.

On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back?

Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.

Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?

Kiss a stranger? Um…

Emily now has this unexpected summer, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected), to check things off Sloane’s list. Who knows what she’ll find?

Go skinny-dipping? Wait…what?


I loved this book oh so much!! This book lived up to its hype and exceeded my expectations!

Since You’ve Been gone is unlike other contemporary novels I have read. The romance was the best I have ever read but it did not overtake the whole plot.

Emily’s character development was beautifully written and I found myself completely lost in the book.

It shows what real relationships should be like and provides the most amazing insight into friendship.

I would recommend this book to everyone! I will definitely check out more books by Morgan Matson.

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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Synopsis:

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.

What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane.

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that.

What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of color. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time.


Firstly, I want to say that the cover of this book is misleading. I thought it was going to be a cute and fluffy read when it’s a heartbreaking story and not at all focused on romance. Its focus is on life and the importance of choices.

The story focuses on Lou Clark who is stuck in a loveless relationship and needs a job. Will Traynor needs a carer after an accident left him paralyzed. They both find love in the most unexpected place.

Will wishes to end his life. Lou is horrified by this discovery and sets out to show will that his life is worth living and he too can find happiness.

The characters in the book were realistic though not always likeable. The book made me feel all the emotions and I felt completely satisfied after reading it.

Rating: 5/5 stars