Top Ten Tuesday


Today Topic: Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far in 2015

Hosted by: The Broke and the Bookish

This list is no actual order just my top from the 35 books I’ve read so far.  

Throne-of-glass-coverThrone of Glass by Sarah J. Mass

This book has been talked about everywhere and after I read it I can tell why. Maas knows how to write characters with witty dialogue and worlds a place where you want to read more of.

IMG_2614Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

I love Morgan Matson books and this book was no different. I did have problems with how long each chapter ended up being. However the story itself was quick and seeing Emily go from being in despaired to growing more into herself was great.

IMG_2929Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sàenz

This book took me by surprise and I simply loved it. There is plenty of hype around this coming of age story and its well deserved.

vegeance in deathVengeance in Death by J.D. Robb

Am pretty much in love with this whole series especially on Audible. Out of the 7.5 I’ve read of this series the 6th one is my favorite. The drama in these book is great.

IMG_2763The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin 

Not many people enjoyed this book. Am not one of those people. I love the fact that we learned more about the past that lead to everything.

   Darkness of Light by Stacey Marie Brown

 

IMG_2491Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Loved everything about this book. It had assassin attempts, poison, magic, betrayal, and a bit of romance. This book kept me reading late in the night and made me get the other two in these series.

11410430Defiance by C.J. Redwine

Another book that took me by surprise but in a good way. I could not put this book down for any reason other than there was so much to it.

the winners curseThe Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

My favorite thing about this book was the romance tension. Don’t know why but I love this probably because its more realistic. Also there is plenty of drama with an ending that made me really want the second book.

Sea and ShadowsSea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong

This book made me sleep deprived. This book kept me up as I try to keep up the twin sisters separate adventures through the wasteland. And of course its not an easy task. Loved.

Okay so that is my list and was impressed that I read enough to actual make a list. So that’s my Top Ten Tuesday and thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed my rambles. Until next time Happy Reading.

Mini Book Hual part 1


So I’ve been doing good with the whole lets cut down on book hauls until the last weeks of June. Then I went a little crazy. Oops. This will be broken up for when I get the book because am to inpatient to wait for the other ones to come in. This first part is amazon marketplace. I got three books one is to continue on in a trilogy and the other two is to complete a trilogy so here we go.

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First one is The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski book two in the Winner’s Trilogy. This shouldn’t surprise anyone who has read my review on the first book The Winner’s Curse how much I love it. So for some reason I preorder the e-book and not the physically book. Don’t know why since I would have brought the hardback at some point. Like now. So yeah I can’t wait to read this one and see what happens next after the ending of The Winner’s Curse.

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Next two books I’ve been wanting for awhile but haven’t had been up to buying them. Until now. These are Asunder and Infinite by Jodi Meadows book two and three of the Newsouls trilogy. I’ve already read the first two, and now I can get to the conclusion and see how Jodi Meadows is going to end this. So excited. This trilogy is really good and keeps me interested all the way through.

Friday Read: 6/26/15


IMG_2940Title: Empire of Night

Author: Kelley Armstrong

Series: Age of Legends #2

Page Count: 424

Publisher: Harper Teen

Summary: Sisters Moria and Ashyn are the Keeper and Seeker of Edgewood. Or at least, they were.
Their village is gone. Their friends have betrayed them. And now, the emperor has sent them on a mission to rescue the children of Edgewood—accompanied by Prince Tyrus and a small band of imperial warriors. But the journey proves more perilous than they could have imagined. With treachery and unrest mounting in the empire, Moria and Ashyn will have to draw on all their influence and power to overcome deadly enemies—not all of them human—and even avert an all-out war.
 (Goodreads)

So am back in the world of twin sisters Moria and Ashyn with all the drama in between. Am only 23% in however all I’ve found is that Moria may have a new love interest in Prince Tyrus. I like Tyrus but I like Gavril more for Moria. Plus Ashyn is mad at Ronan for the kiss then don’t talk to me B.S. Also the sisters don’t seem as close this time around which sucks, because there all they have. I need to stop rambling and find out what’s going to happen next. Can’t wait to read more.

That’s my Friday reads. What’s yours?

4 in 1 Book Review


This is my continuing on my reviews for the In Death books series. Currently I’ve read 7.5/40 books. And since I read these pretty fast I decided to do a group review then individual ones. So here we go with books 5,6,7,7.5.

Summary with this series is we follow a Lieutenant named Eve Dallas in futurist New York City fight crimes. All books are over 300 pages except for the novella is less the 100.

   1. Ceremony in Death

So we have the witchcraft aspect that of course that Eve has no belief in. All I have to say is the quit ones are the most deadly. Just saying. Its a is wiccan good or bad that’s what logically mind tries to understand. However in a typically Eve’s fashion she makes more enemies then anything. What I don’t get is that Eve is doing her job and gets a major crap for it.

  2. Vengeance in Death 

So it’s time for Roake along with some old friends from Dublin past to come to light. This is my favorite of the 4 because you get more of Roake past. Plus Eve and Roake have arguments and for some reason I love that. Roake is suffering plenty for the death of old friends he asked for help back in Dublin. Its so nice to see Roake not being in controlling and suffer these lost. Then there’s Eve who doesn’t know how to handle this. She is not usual the comforting one so its interesting to see the roles switched.

   3.  Holiday in Death 

It’s the first Christmas for the married couple and also someone likes the Christmas song my “True Love Gave to Me” to much. So other than trying to figure out gifts for a man who has everything and friends Eve gets to sove a murder as well. I enjoyed the fact that Eve has no idea what to do with Christmas while Roake goes over the top. She’s out of her element with this and it’s nice to see her struggle a little. Another person taken out of her element is Peabody she gets a makeover to go undercover with her least then favorite person McNab. Awe the chemistry.

     4. Midnight in Death  

It’s still Christmas time and an old serial killer comes back to New York for News Years. Eve has to stop him before he gets everyone who had a hand in putting him in jail including Eve herself.You read how Eve tries to get back into the head of these killer who thinks he’s a scientist. However Eve soon learns that being in prison in three years that he’s learned some new tricks. It was short and sweet and is good little read.

So now that I gave a some what summary and some thoughts. Lastly I want to say I gave all these books 5/5 and excited to keep going. Also something I love about this story is the fact that there is character growth. The most being Eve. She used to be all cop and closed off, however with the help of Roake and her friends she’s starting to open up more. You don’t always see the cop, and I enjoy watching her grow.

Okay am done for now please comment down if you’ve or reading this series. I love listening to the stories so I keep getting them. So until next time keep reading. 🙂

Top 5 Wednesday Character Types you would like to Drown


Okay i changed the question a little bit ,but hey there are a lot of characters that I could easy drown. So am going with type of characters that would not be safe with me around body of water.

1. Queens and Kings 

They always let the power they get go to there heads. Clear example would be Queen Levana from the Luna Chronicles. I don’t know if I would every get close enough to get her close to a drowning unless I ask Cinder for help. And even then it’ll be difficult but if I can get the job done then I wouldn’t mind the work. Its hard to love the royal families when they try to control people, start wars, and kill just because. So if they drown in a little lake or pond then I don’t think anyone would mind.

2. Crazed Boy Best Friends

Great example is Bree from the Sweep series. She is supposed to be the best friend of our main character Morgan. However when Cal came along and showed interest in Morgan then Bree decide they can’t be friends anymore. Saying she’s in love with Cal. Oh and Cal is not off the hook either as he knew, but I believe was enjoying it to much. That’s what I don’t get about these kinds of characters. How can a friendship that you’ve had all your life go up in smoke thanks to one guy I don’t get that and may never will. So drown.

3. Mayors in general 

Have you’ve ever read a book with a good mayor in it. Let me know because I sure haven’t. In The Chaos Walking Trilogy everyone thought that Aaron was the evil guy. He was but not compared to Mayor Prentiss who brained washed his town, and attack other towns. So please tell me how does that make him the true enemy so drowning him would be doing people a favor.

4. Abbess

This is a thanks to the Abbess Mother from  His Fair Assassin Trilogy. She is pissed me off ever time she showed up because the Abbess always wanted to send the girls off. Even if it is not what they want to do, and call it there Gods wish. I call bullshit. I don’t know what her end game is, but I say just drown her so she can stop pushing people around.

5. Characters That Remind me of Peter

So straight up bullies. Am so tired of having bullies that never learn anything. (Side note I haven’t read past Divergent of the series so I don’t know if he grows any. So for this he’s a bully). So making him an example my get them in line for once. Oh and can I include spoil kids to. They become bullies so they should count on the list of lets drown you.

So that was my top 5 of Character types that I wouldn’t mind drowning in one way or another. So the question is which characters or type would you like you to drown. Let me know down below. Until next time guys keep reading 🙂

Review: Throne of Glass


Author: Sarah J. Maas

Series: Throne of Glass #1

Page count: 406

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Source: Amazon Marketplace

Genre: Fantasy 

Rating: 5/5

Summary: After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. So aside from the tournament itself there is something killing the other competitors. So now Celaena has to help find a killer and try to stay alive.

My Thoughts 

To be truth I got this book to see what the hype is about this series and Sarah J. Mass. And to say am actual impressed. Yes I had some problems with it, but had some very interesting time with it.

  • Characters: Celaena as a character is tough and she knows she is. Sometimes I wished she didn’t know so that she wouldn’t be to big headed about it. She was taught will, and that helped her both the tournament and figuring out about the killers. Both Dorian and Chaol are best friend since childhood which grew to now. Dorian is very a ladies man until he meets Celaena and finds out she share his love for books. I think he finds her interesting for the fact that she is so different then anyone he’s meet before. Dorian on the other hand is total opposite he takes his duty very serious as captain of the guards. Though he was a really serious person he shared fighting with Celaena and witty banter.
  • Romance: Thing about  the love triangle in this story was more of the Prince Dorian and Celaena story. Yes there is some Chaol, but that was to train and sometimes in between. I like the prince, but he is reminds me of a love sick puppy when it comes to Celaena. So I  wanted more Chaol and Celaena  to even it out will  loving on their banter. Also because I don’t believe I forgot about Nehemia the princess. She becomes friends with Celaena in the beginning, and boy does she not pull punches. The thing is she’s a princess in title only, and she is mean to all in the glass castle. Love her and for her caring of Celaena.
  •  Great thing is the banter in these book it made smile, laugh and just enjoy the story more. Plus the mystery with the killings kept me reading until the very end. Plus it had a fae aspect which wasn’t that big in this book it was still interesting to  aspect. Also the end was so good with the fighting more than them just hitting each other.
  • The sore spot for me is there was no true tournament other than throwing and climbing. It reminded me of Divergent when Tris and the newbies  had to go through all those test to be able to stay in Dauntless. Then in the end we actual see hand on hand combat. I just assumed that there will be more of the assassin aspect
  • Lightly mentioned the king is a bastard. Even if he’s not really in the story for only the beginning and the end. However when he was there he was a total ass to Celaena especially at the end.  Reason this is small is because anyone who read this will know what I mean.

I really want the next book The Crown of Midnight and makes me excited for the fact I hear these books get better as the story progresses. What I would love is more Chaol and Celeana and more fighting assassin things going on. So until the next time keep reading bookworms.

Reader Confessions Tag


Decided to do a tag since I don’t do this often enough I know. So here’s some reader confessions for me to own up to.

Created by: Bookish Cinders

  1. Have you ever damaged your own books? Of course I have I’ve been reading since I was young so that’s not even a question.
  2. Ever damaged a borrowed book? Maybe when I was younger but I don’t exactly remember. I did in high school damage my friends magazine once, but that’s because she cut my book. So it was an eye for an eye type of thing.
  3. How long does it take to read a book? It varies with City of Bones by Cassandra Clare it took me 5 months, but recently I’ve been finishing them in a couple days.
  4. Books that you haven’t finished? I have currently have 5+ that I have put down and have not finished.
  5. Popular books you don’t like? I haven’t read this series but because the fact that’s its so popular had me not want to read them. I’ve mentioned this before and will again that’s its the Hunger Games.
  6. Classics you didn’t enjoy? Catcher in the Rye it was a very confusing book and I just couldn’t get it.
  7. Books you brought just for the intellectualness? Nope I don’t care for intellectual reading I rather just read for the fun of it.
  8. Any books you haven’t given back? Yes but the reason being I haven’t read them yet. There the last two books in the Percy Jackson series, and good thing the person I burrowed them from is a good friend.

So yeah here the tag and thanks for sticking to the end of my rambling confessions. I need to do more of these because its fun to do these. So until next time keep reading. 🙂

REVIEW: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe 


Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz

Page Count: 359

Genre: contemporary, LGBT

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Source: library

Rating: 5/5

Summary: Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be. -goodreads

          My thoughts: 

  • Characters: I loved all of them. Will the ones that actual mattered. Aristotle and Dante were so opposite and yet so a like that it made me smile. Then their is both sets of parents who actual were in the book. Surprising I know. Anyway they were opposite in themselves to, but became friends through there boys. Aristotle is very keep everything inside type of guy, with a some what bad temper. He likes to look at walls and have deep thoughts about who his father is and why his older brother is never talked about. Then Dante he’s a open book who has an answer for everything. He loves books (thanks to his English professor dad), art, and swimming. Out of the boys Dante knew what he was first and excepted it, and Aristotle he grew the most and became a more open guy.
  • Writing: I love how the author described things. Like how he says storms wanted to break the world and how the world refused to break.  Makes you think and ponder over that and I thought that was a pretty cool way to talk about a storm. There was a lot of moments where Aristotle would get all thoughtful and how he thought of little things like a storm. Also the dialogue it made me smile the most especially conversations with Aristotle and Dante. They would argue the point, but in the end Dante always win even if his logic isn’t exactly right. Example Aristotle ask a simple question on why we have birds? Dante comes right back and says so we learn about flying. Also the conversations between boys and their parents were fun. There fifteen to sixteen so all you get is pretty much them being wiseasses, and there parents make there own wise answers back.
  • Pace: At first it was weird that the book was I would cut up some what. Like how after eleven chapters there was a new part and the chapters restarted. This confused me at first, but then I got into the story and I didn’t even pay attention to it. Some chapters where a good number of pages, then there was the paragraph or two chapters. Again I didn’t really mind because the story had me, and because of that I finished this book in two days.

Something else I loved about this book is the struggles the boys went through. They had to deal with high school parties, getting jobs, drinking, smoking, and experiencing with girls and boys. Not exactly in that order. And that’s only high school things. Aristotle tries to get to know his dad, and learn why his older brother is not talked about. There is nothing I didn’t like about this book now that I actual think about it. But boy do I wish I owned this book.

So let me know if you read this book and if agree or disagree with my rambles. Also I want to read more LGBT books I loved how Saenz handles the whole  thing and want to read more books likes this. So if you can help me out with that then leave a comment below. Thanks and until next time keep reading 🙂

My Up in the Air Friday Reads


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Just choose from the books up above and that is my Friday Reads. UGH.. I was looking forward to reading these books and for some reason only can get though a couple pages. Its not that am in a reading slump its that reading is my struggle. You know how I’ve been reading as of late. Through audible. Am enjoying listening to the story these days instead of trying to read them physically or through e-book.

So now that I ranted about my library TBR that is making me tired just thinking about it. So let me end these so that I can go try and read some before going to work. Until next time keep reading.:)

Top 10 (or More Like 8) Books on my TBR Summer


First note is that I have already done my summer TBR which is mostly series however this is a different one. The first six are library books I need to get through before there due soon. Also I don’t read seasonally so my reading will be whatever. So here are some books I know i’ll be reading sooner.

1.The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Childs

I’ve been wanting to get into more fantasy and I’ve heard good things about this series. I don’t know what this is about exactly, but am looking forward to it.

2. Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepard

I don’t believe how long this book is actual taking me. Am enjoying it however I keep putting it down and sometimes pick something else. I need to crack down and read this because I’ve already renew it once I don’t believe I can do it a second time.

3.The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons

I’ve been wanting to read this since Little Book Owl talked about it on her Youtube. So am excited when I found this in the library. Though let me tell you looking for this book was a pain in the butt. I don’t like hunting for books because I always get confused and turned around.

4. Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

I’ve wanted this book since I first heard about it the concept is so interesting how its Hitler’s niece and a Jewish reporter. What the what. So yeah like I said I can’t wait to read this since the second book is already out and its time for me to get on this wagon.

5. Between the Devil the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

OMG if I try to tell you how long I’ve been wanting to read this book. Again this book is a want to read since I first heard about it. Having your next door the devil why wouldn’t I want to read it. All I can picture is a dark haired guy with piecing dark eyes and has sarcasm for days. Can’t wait.

6. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

I have not heard one bad thing about this book since it came out this year. Everyone loves it, and I can’t wait to dive into it my self. Also a fact I didn’t know is that there is LGBT which makes this my first. Excited to experience it and the story.

7. Fairest by Marissa Meyers

I don’t know why I keep putting this book off. Okay that’s a lie I do know and its fairly simply one. I really don’t like Queen Luvanna and I rage every time she’s mentioned in the Luna Chronicles. So having a short story that I’ll probably rage through is not something I want to do right now. Plus Winter is still months away so I kind a want to wait.

8. Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay

I love my fairytales retelling and I don’t believe  I’ve read a Beauty and Beat one yet. Plus have heard nothing but great things about this book, and so am excited to see what the hype is all about.

So that’s list it’s not exactly ten but these are the my top reads I want to get to soon. Even if six of them are library I still want to read them even if am on a deadline. So hope you enjoy the rest of your day and let me know your top ten. Or 8 like me.

Happy reading.