fantasy

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

Zoe: Hello everyone, I am back today with a review on the book Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch. I was recommend this by a friend and thought it was really interesting. I wanted to share with you all my thoughts on this book so here we go: (more…)

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Everless by Sara Holland

Zoe: Hello everyone! Hope you have all had a wonderful start to 2018 and have set some great reading goals. Today I will be reviewing the first book I read in 2018 called Everless by Sara Holland. I heard a lot of things surrounding this book prior to me reading it so wanted to give you my thoughts. (more…)

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Zoe: Hello everyone and welcome back. Today I am going to be reviewing a book I read recently called These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. I had heard wonderful things about this book prior to reading it and wanted to give you my take away from this book. (more…)

Zoe’s Favourite 5 Books of 2017!

Zoe: Hello everyone, as Annike mentioned on our previous post, like last year we are each going to put a post up of our go favourite books of the year. This year I read 43 books and unfortunately I don’t think 2017 has been a very good reading year. Although I did manage to just reach my reading goal of 40 books I didn’t love as many of them as I would have liked, only reading 5 books that I classified as 5 stars and I actually haven’t read a book over 3.5 stars in over 3 months. Despite this I have loved reading a range of books from a range of genres and although I haven’t had a great year quantity or quality wise I have read a few books I have really enjoyed. Here are my top 5 books of this year (along with some honourable mentions).

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1, How I Lost You by Janet Gurtler (5 stars)

My favourite book of 2017 would have to go to How I Lost You by Janet Gurtler. I read this in May and there was just something about this book which I loved. I think what I loved most about this was its focus on the strength of friendship and the ending of this book was so perfect, so bitter sweet yet felt so right. I think this book focused a lot on finding yourself as a person not a group and I felt as I though I could connect a lot to that. This book isn’t very well-known but I loved reading it and am so happy I picked it up.

2. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (5 stars)

Unlike How I Lost You, this book is widely loved and Annike actually persuaded me to read it (even though she hasn’t) after a long battle of not wanting to. I didn’t think I would like this book but when I started I could not put it down and I found myself so immersed in the world. It was so full of action and I absolutely loved the main character Celaena and fell in love with the story. Sadly I have never really felt the urge to pick up the second book despite the amazing things I have heard about it. I think I feel that it won’t live up to the first or let down the series but we’ll see if I end up reading it.

  1. My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult (5 stars)

This was a really long time coming. I had heard amazing things about this book for a long time and how I needed to read it but I never really picked it up because I didn’t think I would get through it. I figured it would be to scientific for me and seeing as I hate science and medicine I wouldn’t like it. I eventually gave in and decided to read it and I’m am so glad I did because it is such a lovely story with so much heart and emotion. I thought the characters, plot and writing were all stunning, loving getting to read the book from around 7 different perspectives. The ending is also something that it really powerful, both unsatisfying yet beautiful and I would highly recommend this one.

4. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (5 stars)

If you have read Annike’s top 5 books you will notice this came in at number 1 and she was the one who convinced me to read it. I don’t think I loved it AS much as she did but thought it was amazing and it managed to get 5 stars. I read this back in March so its a bit hard to remember now but what I do remember is the amazing world building that was done and the character development was also unbelievable. I thought this was such a well-written and established book and loved getting to delve into a world of pure adventure with a heart-wrenching ending.

5. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (5 stars)

This is the second book of the book Red Queen which funnily enough featured in my 2016 top 5. This one is also difficult to remember as I read it in February and I feel like the series is all sort of blending together. Despite this I thought this book was packed with adventures, twists and turns and was constantly a roller coaster. I couldn’t put this book down and loved getting to explore all of the new-bloods and the talents they all possessed. I did get to read the Kings Cage (3rd book) which I also loved (4 stars) so am excited to read the 4th one and see how the series all wraps up.

Honourable mentions:

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Always and Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Han (4.5 stars)

Cinder by Marissa Meyer (4.5 stars)

Pivot Point by Kasie West (4 stars)

So that is all for 2017! How crazy fast has this year gone? Let me know if you have read any of the books I mentioned above and your thoughts on them. Also make sure to tell me your favourite books of the year as I would love to know any recommendations to start my reading of 2018 off amazingly. I hope you have all had an incredible 2017, and here’s to an even better 2018. Thank you so much for all the love and support you have shown our blog this year. I hope you all have a very Happy New Year and we will be back with another post next year:)))) xxx

Check out my year in books on Goodreads too here

Cinder by Marissa Meyer Review

Hello everyone, it’s Zoe here today and I am doing a review on the book I have been promising myself to read for around a year and which I finally finished! It is the first book popular series The Lunar Chronicles, Cinder by Marissa Meyer, so here we go!

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King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard Review

Hey guys it’s Zoë here and today I will be reviewing a book I read earlier this month called The King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard. This is the third book of the famous Red Queen Series so if you haven’t read the rest of the series you will probably be confused. There may be some spoilers so if you intend to read the book or the series be cautious:) (more…)

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass

Annike: Hey guys! As of like 4 days ago I finally finished A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I actually began reading it towards the beginning of February but similarly to A Torch Against the Night that I reviewed last week, I ended up putting it down after 150 pages or so and coming back to it like a month later. Point is, I finally finished it and it was a book I really enjoyed so here’s my review… (more…)

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir ~ Book Review

Annike: Hey guys, so I’m here today with a review on the amazing second book of Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes series. I read the first one in January and did a review on it so make sure to check that out first and here is my review on the second on – A Torch Against the Night. I’ve decided to do a non-spoiler review so if you haven’t read the books it should mostly be ok to read and if you have read it you will probably understand some of the references better!! (more…)

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray ~ Book Review

Annike: Hey guys, so here I am today with a review on a book that I mostly in the car on the way back from holidays and one that I bought myself after Christmas at Dymocks. I’d seen it around WordPress and Goodreads a lot, but wasn’t really sure about the blurb. However I’m so glad that I enjoyed it so much and it definitely exceeded my expectations. (more…)