Showing posts from July, 2017

Most Anticipated Reads of 2017

As I've continually read more and more, I've gotten to points in series where I am left waiting for the next book to be released, or just waiting for one of my favorite authors to release their next book. In this list, we have upcoming books for the rest of this year that I can't wait to get my hands on.
Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas
I started reading the Throne of Glass series last year and it's safe to say that it's my favorite series of all time (aside from Harry Potter obviously). This book focuses on Chaol after the events in Queen of Shadows and takes place in the same time frame as Empire of Storms, so as Empire of Storms starts, so do the events in this book. I won't say anything else so that I don't spoil anything, but I'm so eagerly waiting for this book to come out, and I of course already have it on preorder.

The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #3) by Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan is another favorite …

The Worst Books I've Read

I've read many many books in the short time I've been alive and enjoyed all of them... well, almost all of them. In this short list, we have the worst books that I've read.
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
I read this book for a book club I'm in and the idea of it seemed interesting. A contemporary book about each reason why a relationship ended, and one item representing the reason. I think it's a great idea, but the way it was executed was not so great. The author is a male adult, and the POV is a female teenager. Some authors can pull this off well, take John Green for example, but Daniel Handler just couldn't. I found that one paragraph would literally take up pages and the sentences contained within would drone on and on with unnecessary detail to no end. Overall I did not take this book to my liking and ultimately did not finish it.
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Don't get me wrong, I love John Green's books, but this one was just unbe…

July 2017 Owlcrate

The theme of July's Owlcrate Box for 2017 was Wanderlust, which is the strong desire to travel. If you do not know what Owlcrate is, it is a monthly subscription box in which you receive one newly released young adult book and bookish items that have to do with the theme of that month's box.  To start off we have the monthly pin which always represents the theme for the month, and for this month it is a plane flying through the sky over a palm tree, because who wouldn't want to travel somewhere tropical? Next, we have a mirror that says "As Travars" which means "to travel" and it is from the Darker Shade of Magic Series by V.E. Schwab. I personally have not read the series but I do plan to because I've heard very very good things about it. I've heard it been described as an almost more grown-up Harry Potter. I mean more Harry Potter? Yes, please! After that, we have a small traveling journal to jot down memories and thoughts while on the go. Th…

Top 10 Reads of All Time

I've read many many books and loved them all (except for a few but we won't dwell on those now) but there are some that stand out among others, and here they are in no particular order.

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
When it comes to YA fiction, Harry Potter will come to mind for almost anyone, including me. I had read plenty when I was little but reading the Harry Potter Series is what really started my love for reading, more specifically my love for YA. I'm pretty sure everyone know's what it's about, but if you don't it is about a boy who finds out he's a wizard and also the killer of the dark wizard Lord Voldemort. If you haven't read Harry Potter yet then what are you doing with your life? Go read it! Now!
Sarah J. Maas Books
I had been told to read the Throne of Glass Series for quite some time, and once I got to it I realized how much I was missing out. This series is about an orphan that is raised to be the best assassin in her country but …