Mini Bookhaul!

Oh dear. I’ve added more books to my tbr collection. So worth it though.

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Title: The 100 Day 21
Author: Kass Morgan
Publisher: Hodder
Series: The 100, Book Two
Genre: Young Adult/YA, Sci-Fi, Dystopia
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Summary
It’s been 21 days since the hundred landed on Earth. They’re the only humans to set foot on the planet in centuries… or so they think.
Facing an unknown enemy, WELLS attempts to keep the group safe after a tragic attack. CLARKE strikes out in search of other colonists, while BELLAMY is determined to rescue his sister, no matter the cost. And back on the ship, GLASS faces an unthinkable choice between the love of her life and life itself.
In this pulse-pounding sequel to The 100, secrets are revealed, beliefs are challenged, and relationships are tested. The hundred will struggle to survive the only way they can – together.

Title: Emmy & Oliver
Author: Robin Benway
Publisher: Simon and Hodder
Genre: Young adult/YA, contemporary, romance, fiction
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Summary
‘Oliver’s absence split us wide open, dividing our neighbourhood along a fault line strong enough to cause an earthquake. An earthquake would have been better. At least during an earthquake, you understand why you’re shaking.’
Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their futures were ripped apart. But now Oliver is back, and he’s not the skinny boy-next-door that used to be Emmy’s best friend. Now he’s the boy who got kidnapped. A stranger – a totally hot stranger! – with a history that Emmy knows nothing about.
But is their story still meant to be? Or are their hearts like the pieces of two different puzzles – impossible to fit together?

Title: The Last Summer of Us
Author: Maggie Harcourt
Publisher: Usborne
Genre: Young adult/YA, contemporary, road trip, fiction
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Summary
A story of love, lies, grief, friendship and growing up.
A story of three best friends crammed into a clapped-out car full of regrets and secrets, on a journey that will change their lives forever.
A story you’ll never forget.

Title: The 100, Homecoming
Author: Kass Morgan
Series: The 100, Book Three
Publisher: Hodder
Genre: Young Adult/YA, Sci-Fi, Dystopia
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Summary
Humanity is coming home.
Weeks after landing on Earth, the Hundred are finally starting to create order in their chaotic surroundings. But now, new dropships are arriving from space… and with them, disruption of the fragile sense of peace.
Back on the Colony, the oxygen is almost gone but after making it safely to Earth, GLASS’s luck seems to be running out. CLARKE leads a rescues party to the crash sites, ready to treat the wounded, but she can’t stop thinking about her parents who may still be alive. Meanwhile, WELLS struggles to maintain his authority despite the presence of the Vice Chancellor and his armed guards, and BELLAMY must decide whether to face or flee the crimes he thought he’d left behind.
It’s time for the Hundred to come together and fight for the freedom they’ve found on Earth, or risk losing everything – and everyone – they love.

These books are going to the bottom of my to be read pile but I’m excited to read them. I haven’t been able to snap myself completely out of my reading slump, but hopefully with the Prisoner of Azkaban I can get back intoย my books and reading again!

 

Summertime Madness Book Tag

I was tagged by Raven over at Dreamy Addictions to do the Summertime Madness Book Tag. Thank you very much for the tag!

1. Show a book with a summery cover
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This is the summery-ist book that I have (and have read) and it’s just fab

2. Pick one fictional place that would be the perfect destination for a summer holiday
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The Liar’s island would be amazing!

3. You’re about to go on a flight for your summer holidays, but you want to read a book that lasts the whole flight. What Novella do you choose?
One? I can only choose one? What is this?
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I have yet to read Unite Me but I’ve heard good things about it and seeing as it’s two Novellas in one, it would totally do me for about half the flight… (I read very fast)

4. You have a case of summertime sadness what happy book do you pick up to shine a smile on your face?
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Always and forever Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

5. Youโ€™re sitting at the beach all aloneโ€ฆ Which fictional character would be your beach babe?
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Aiden St. Delphi pls

6. To match your ice cream you want an icy cool sidekick! Which fictional side kick do you pick?
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Kenji! I have a feeling myself and Kenji would get along famously

7. Share the Summertime Happiness! Who do you TAG?

Erika at erika.reads
KatnissPotterBooklover
Annelise at The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange
Rachel at rachelandbooks

Hope you guys have fun with this tag too!

Libester Award

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So almost two months ago (because I am a pro procrastinator) I was nominated by Erika of erika.reads for the Libester Award. Thanks girl ๐Ÿ™‚ Check out her blog because she’s awesome!

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  1. What are five of your favourite stand alone books?
    My five favourite stand alone books would have to be;
    1. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
    2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    3. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sanez
    4. Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick
    5. ALL OF THE SARAH DESSEN BOOKS OMG
  2. ย Do you prefer to read in the morning or at night?
    You’ll only find me reading at night, I’m not sure why but it seems to be the only time I can sit down and thoroughly enjoy a book.
  3. If you were asked by an author to rewrite their book, what book would you like to rewrite and why?
    Branded by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki. This book started off so well and then it all just went downhill. I would like to rewrite everything that I actually can’t write it all in this post. Just. Argh. That book. I can’t.
  4. What five fictional characters would you like to have as friends?
    Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, Ginny Weasley, Ron Weasley and Luna Lovegood. Also Neville Longbottom. And Seamus Fineaggen. And Dean Thomas. Can I just be friends with them all??? AND OLIVER WOOD! That’s a bit more than five…
  5. If you were to recommend one book to people for the next year what book would you pick?
    For a summer read, Since You’ve Been Gone, for a winter read To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. As a general read, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I feel the need for a reread coming on.
  6. What format of book do you prefer the most; hardback, paperback or ebook?
    Paperback! But ebook is very handy for holiday reads by the pool.
  7. Where is your favourite place to read and why?
    My bed because its nice and peaceful, there’s no TV distracting me, I can play some music and ignore my phone and get totally lost in my book.
  8. What book would you like to see turned into a movie?
    There’s a few I’d like to see as a movie. Aristotle and Dante, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Since You’ve Been Gone, The Selection series (I think this might be getting a movie?), the Shatter Me series, the list goes on.
  9. What genre do you like to read the most?
    At the moment it’s a tie between contemporary and dystopian reads.
  10. If you were to choose one book boyfriend who would you choose?
    Ah. Now. Stop.
    Frank from Since You’ve Been Gone, I won’t even hesitate on this one.
  11. What inspired you to start a blog?
    I thought the world was finally read y for my book reviews. Nah,ย to meet new avid book fans and get their views on books too ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a slow progress so farย but I’m having fun.

I now nominate:

Sprinkled with Words

Book’ s Anatomy

Sophie Bowns

Annelise Lestrange

Reflection of the Lights

Epic Books and Tales

Read at Midnight

Read Forevermore

Rachel and Books

Amiee Likes to Ramble

Journal of a Bibliophile

And here are my 11 questions for you guys:

  1. Do you have a favourite Harry Potter book? If yes, which and why?
  2. What is your current read and how is it?
  3. Your top 5 TBR?
  4. Top 5 favourite characters of all time?
  5. Can you read and listen to music or are you the silent reader?
  6. Which stand alone/series do you wish had just one more book?
  7. What is your go-to book?
  8. Who is your most owned author?
  9. What is your favourite read of 2015 so far?
  10. If you could visit one fictional place, where would it be and why?
  11. What’s the book you had to put down before you could go on with it?

Whew! Thanks again to Erika for tagging me, I hope you guys have fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Review: Unravel Me

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Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publisher:
Harper
Series:
Shatter Me, Book Two
Genre:
Young Adult/YA, Dystopia, Romance, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Read: 27th July 2015


Summary

Our lips touch
and I know Iโ€™m going to split at the seams. He kisses me softly then strongly like heโ€™s lost me and heโ€™s found me and Iโ€™m slipping away and heโ€™s never going to let me go.
Juliette has escaped from The Reestablishment. Now sheโ€™s free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal. Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible. Haunted by her past and terrified of her future. Juliette knows that she will have to make some life-changing choices. Choices that may involve choosing between her heart โ€“ and Adamโ€™s life.


Review

Overall I did enjoy this book. I enjoyed it tremendously. But wow did Juliette annoy me for a lot of it. I really emphasised with Kenji during the book, how frustrated he was with her and how desperately he wanted her to cop the hell on (I won’t go all out on the cursing. Yet) and he’s just such a strong character, everybody loves him and I’m like I LOVE YOU TOO KENJI!! You go Kenji.
Anyways, so, for a lot of the book, we see Juliette struggling through the change of going from being institutionalised to having the freedom of Omega Point. Which isn’t freedom as in WOO GO CRAZY JAAAAAA it’s freedom as in, everybody follows these rules to protect the piece of freedom that we have from the Reestablishment, please respect that and I really think that’s great. I really do.

Oh but then when Juliette meets Anderson?! That was some scary, dramatic as fuck character change from her. But as soon as Kenji snaps her out of it, she can’t believe what she done, even if she wishes she had pushed it all the way. It’s so bizarre and out of character for her. She doesn’t want her strength, doesn’t want to be able to kill people just by touching them, doesn’t want to be able to crack the ground open at her feet. She’s a wonderful person and the best kind of person to be burdened with that sort of power. Imagine Warner with that power! Shit would get bad real fast.

A few people have told me that they ended up loving Warner by the end of the book but I can’t get over what he’s done. Maybe I’m just super harsh of him, I should possibly give him the benefit of the doubt after meeting his father, because wow was Anderson a dick, but I can’t over justify what he’s done to the extent Juliette has and even if he is hot and has an extreme love of books and tattooed Shakespeare on to himself. Not that I can deal with Shakespeare after spending three years studying Macbeth. That was just one year too many… But I can appreciate the quote after spending so long studying his words.

You may convince me yet Warner, but it’ll be a reluctant convincing!

As for Adam. No, I’m sorry, I can’t deal with you. But James is awesome.

Juliette’s character development at the end of the book has left me really excited for Ignite Me but I won’t be reading it for a while.

Learning about how the Reestablishment has divided up the world, how they’ve taken over the whole world, seeing how they deal with people who sympathise with Omega Point and rebels was really well done, because this is through Juliette’s perspective and there’s a lot she doesn’t know thanks to the three years she’s been locked away. The way Omega Point works was really interesting to see too and I hope I can find out what’s going on with them in Ignite Me.

I know I haven’t really said much about what happened in the book, but that’s because you would really hate me for ruining this book on you.


Recommend

If you liked Shatter Me, this sequel is a brilliant continuation. If you liked the Hunger Games or the Divergent series, you’ll also enjoy this book.


Rating

I have given this book a 4/5๐ŸŒŸ

 

You can find it here and buy it here

Three Days, Three Quotes; Challenge Tag Day Three

I have become slightly consistence. Go me!

So, here’s the last day of my challenge, one last quote for you all. For now at least.

Thank you to Myrthe from Books Around the World for tagging me ๐Ÿ™‚

Rules
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day. (Iโ€™m going to cheat because Iโ€™m still new here and tag one person per day)


So today’s quote comes from page 404 of Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I like this quote because as I’ve interpreted it is that, no matter what’s goingย on around you, you still have the right to chose how you live your life.

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Still, when had the right to live as one wished ever been considered trivial? Was a struggle to choose one’s own destiny less worthwhile than the necessity to stop a great evil?


Last day, last tag goes to…
Annelise from The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange

Three Days, Three Quotes; Tag Challenge Day Two

Ok, so I broke another rule. It wasn’t consecutive. I’m sorry! But the road trips and the boyfriend took my attention and I went outside *gasp* and had some fun chilling with my homies. We had fun.

Anyways, on with the tag!

So, once again thank you to Myrthe from Books Around the World for tagging me.

Rules
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day. (Iโ€™m going to cheat because Iโ€™m still new here and tag one person per day)


Today’s quote comes from Kass Morgans’ “The 100” because I’m really missing the show and cannot wait for season three! Also, it’s Bellamy. Bellamy is bae.

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Bellamy had come down from scanning the heavens only to find himself in the depths of hell

Poor Bellamy has had a hard ould time of it


This week I’m tagging:
Erika from erika.reads

Three Days, Three Quotes; Tag Challenge Day One

Hello guys! I have still not finished my current read. It’s very bad at the moment, a reading slump has just attacked. However, I have been tagged! By Myrthe fromย Books Around the World. Thank you for tagging me!

Rules
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day. (I’m going to cheat because I’m still new here and tag one person per day)


This quote comes from my current read, Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi. It’s just suiting a few things in my life at the moment so I felt it was appropriate! photo

Hell is empty
and all the devils are here

Ah Warner. You’re the devil. I’ve yet to start liking you. Maaaaaybe in the next book ๐Ÿ™‚


I am going to tag…
Hannah from Sprinkled With Words