I am back and, as much as it hurts me to say, I’ve not read a single book this year. I’m planning on reading 50 books in 2018, some of them are already planned because they are the books that I’ve been wanting to read for too long.
Here they are, some of the books I want to read, the most, in 2018.
The day has arrived, the last day of my Hogwarts house book recommendations, today I’ll be recommending books to the most misjudged house in Hogwarts. you have guessed it: SLYTHERIN!
I’m always saying Slytherins aren’t as bad as everyone thinks, there are good Slytherins and there are bad Gryffindors too, but that is something not many people seem to understand. There are also great people in the book community who are Slytherins, like Kat from Katytastic and Natasha from Tashapolis.
There are so many books in the next recommendations I have not read but I believe they are great.
Winning will make you famous.
Losing means certain death.
The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts. Early in its history, a rebellion led by a 13th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation of an annual televised event known as the Hunger Games. In punishment, and as a reminder of the power and grace of the Capitol, each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 through a lottery system to participate in the games. The ‘tributes’ are chosen during the annual Reaping and are forced to fight to the death, leaving only one survivor to claim victory.
When 16-year-old Katniss’s young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. , she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.
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.
Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her … but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.
Then one of the other contestants turns up dead … quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.
An untested young princess must claim her throne, learn to become a queen, and combat a malevolent sorceress in an epic battle between light and darkness in this spectacular debut—the first novel in a trilogy.
Young Kelsea Raleigh was raised in hiding after the death of her mother, Queen Elyssa, far from the intrigues of the royal Keep and in the care of two devoted servants who pledged their lives to protect her. Growing up in a cottage deep in the woods, Kelsea knows little of her kingdom’s haunted past . . . or that its fate will soon rest in her hands.
Long ago, Kelsea’s forefathers sailed away from a decaying world to establish a new land free of modern technology. Three hundred years later, this feudal society has divided into three fearful nations who pay duties to a fourth: the powerful Mortmesne, ruled by the cunning Red Queen.
Now, on Kelsea’s nineteenth birthday, the tattered remnants of the Queen’s Guard—loyal soldiers who protect the throne—have appeared to escort the princess on a perilous journey to the capital to ascend to her rightful place as the new Queen of the Tearling.
Though born of royal blood and in possession of the Tear sapphire, a jewel of immense power and magic, Kelsea has never felt more uncertain of her ability to rule. But the shocking evil she discovers in the heart of her realm will precipitate an act of immense daring, throwing the entire kingdom into turmoil—and unleashing the Red Queen’s vengeance. A cabal of enemies with an array of deadly weapons, from crimson-caped assassins to the darkest blood magic, plots to destroy her. But Kelsea is growing in strength and stealth, her steely resolve earning her loyal allies, including the Queen’s Guard, led by the enigmatic Lazarus, and the intriguing outlaw known simply as “the Fetch.”
Kelsea’s quest to save her kingdom and meet her destiny has only just begun. Riddled with mysteries, betrayals, and treacherous battles, Kelsea’s journey is a trial by fire that will either forge a legend . . . or destroy her.
“We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.”
At first, Jude and her twin brother Noah, are inseparable. Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude wears red-red lipstick, cliff-dives, and does all the talking for both of them.
Years later, they are barely speaking. Something has happened to change the twins in different yet equally devastating ways . . . but then Jude meets an intriguing, irresistible boy and a mysterious new mentor.
The early years are Noah’s to tell; the later years are Jude’s. But they each have only half the story, and if they can only find their way back to one another, they’ll have a chance to remake their world.
This radiant, award-winning novel from the acclaimed author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.
I bet you’ve already experienced the horror of having the hurge to buy a book, walking to the bookstore to get that beautiful book you saw on that booktube video and all of a sudden you see the book and it’s so ugly that you, actually, want to burn it (just kidding). I know that felling, I feel it from time to time!
But today, as the title already told ya, I won’t be talking about cover changes that ruined my aesthetic but book covers that changed and, actually, blessed my pour soul.
Here they are, the top 5 fantasy reads that changed their covers for something much more pleasing to the eye.
The first cover is the original cover of this book, the second one is the movie cover, which is the one I have. The original covers are good in the rest of the series, but I can’t stand the first one, I believe the second one is a more realistic version of what the maze looked like.
I do not have a problem with the original covers but the ones they released some years ago, you know, the ones that make the Hogwarts Castle when they’re alined are so much better.
My Harry Potter collection is a mix of many editions, I do not own the first book in physical format, I own the second one in english in this Bloomsbury edition, I have the third and fourth in the beautiful edition I just talked about, my fifth book has a british adult edition cover and I do not own the last ones yet.
Let me tell you that I do not own a single Percy Jackson book but if I ever did, I would own the covers that came out most recently because the others are UGLY! I am not judging the books, the books are amazing, but the original covers… not so much.
Today, I’m going to do an exciting tag, the playlist book tag sums up two of my favourite things ever: books and music. I listen to music every day, I literaly breathe music, I did a post only dedicated to my favourite music at the moment.
Let’s skip the babbling and get to the point, here are the songs that remind me a lot of books I’ve read.
“Cut back down to my knees
Gotta get back, gotta get free
Cut back down to my knees
Lean back now, lean back and breathe”
I am going to be 100% honest with you and tell you that there is not a reason for me to relate this song to The Raven Boys other than I heard it first in a fan video about the opening credits of this series’ adaptation. Fan Video link.
“And I don’t really care
If nobody else believes
‘Cause I’ve still got
A lot of fight left in me”
“The more I stray the less I fear And the more I reach the more I fade away
The darkness right in front of me
Oh it’s calling out and I won’t walk away”
“A thousand miles seems pretty far
But they’ve got planes and trains and cars
I’d walk to you if I had no other way
Our friends would all make fun of us
And we’ll just laugh along because we know
That none of them have felt this way”
“I’ll hold you when things go wrong
I’ll be with you from dusk till dawn
I’ll be with you from dusk till dawn
Baby, I am right here”
“I’m headed straight for the castle They wanna make me their queen
And there’s an old man sitting on the throne that’s saying that I probably shouldn’t be so mean
I’m headed straight for the castle
They’ve got the kingdom locked up
And there’s an old man sitting on the throne that’s saying I should probably keep my pretty mouth shut”
After almost two weeks, I finally finished Blue Lily, Lily Blue and oh boy! I loved it, this was, for me, the best book in the series. This book was simpler but at the same time they were throwing new information at me all the time, but it was somehow okay.
I’m not going to give spoilers but the two main ships in this series are finally getting to me… the first one has the phone scenes and the car drives and it is not fair that they can’t be together. The second ship is on the beginning and I don’t even know if it is a thing but I LOVE THEM BOTH and they are so complexed and intense.
I’m sorry for the rambling, let’s get to what we’re here for, today, I’ll be doing the Raven Cycle Tag.
1. In the books, Maura is the relaxed mom that is Blue’s friend more than an actual mother. Who is your favorite mom character?
There’s no other possible answer than the one I’m going to give: Mrs.Weasley. I’ve said this a million and a thousand times but I consider myself a Wealsey (if we exclude my brown hair), they are such a happy family and I think Molly is what keeps them all together and she runs that family like a boss.
2. Adam wanted to go to Aglionby so he could one day escape where he came from. Have you ever dreamt of living somewhere else? Where?
Since I was 12, I always knew I didn’t want to live in Portugal forever, I want to travel the world, but I also want to live somewhere else.
Just like Adam, I am working hard to escape the place I live in now, not for the same reasons, of course (my poor baby Adam). I always thought I wanted to live in Ireland but that has changed, now I believe that there are other options, better options.
3. In the second book we meet the Gray Man. He is a hit man who loves poetry. Name a book that you thought was going to be one thing but turned out to be something else.
After entering the Harry Potter world so many times, through the books or the movies, real pieces of art, The Cursed Child was just so upsetting to read. I must admit that the idea of the alternate versions created in this book were really creative, but the writing and the story were not something I liked.
After so many years, I thought that I would be blessed to read about Hogwarts again, but it wasn’t the Hogwarts I read about in the Harry Potter series, it was not my home.
4. Gansey has searched most of his life for a buried king who is promised to grant one wish. What is one wish you would ask Glendower?
I don’t know, and I mean it: I don’t actually know what is the thing I would ask Glendower for.
5. In this series you get to see Greenmantle as a fleshed out character but also as a villain. Name your favorite villain.
SPOILERS FOR RED QUEEN! Skip to the next question if you have not read it. 😘
One of my favourite villains is Maven, only because he was able to fool me during the entire book, that little shit made me like him as much as I liked Cal and that is not okay.
6. Blue’s got her Raven Boys. Who makes up your bookish team?
I wouldn’t pick anyone else other than the actual Raven Boys. And you know what? I also want Blue Sargent. There’s no other bookish team I would like to be a part of, at least not right now.
7. Ronan is a bad ass with a sensitive side. What book have you read that was action packed but had beautiful emotional scenes as well?
A Court Of Mist And Fury, I mean, everything that happens in that book is pure gold, the romantic scenes, the action scenes, everything.
SPOILERS FOR A COURT OF MIST AND FURY!!!
How could I choose another book when there’s the soup scene when Rhys tells Feyre about his life, the atack in Velaris, the sentence “I will bow before no one and nothing but my crown.” and then he bows to his High Lady, and finally, THAT ENDING!!
8. Noah has a heart of gold. Who has touched your heart recently?
Many things have touched my heart recently but here are the top ones:
1. People risking their lives to save animals from the floods of Hurricane Harvey. That makes me believe that humanity is not lost after all, people still have enough love in their hearts to help the ones in need.
2. “You’re not you” is a movie I saw 2 days ago and it is so fantastic and emotinal. I have never seen a movie like this before, showing you that even tough you’re ill, you have to live and showing that you are still able to touch people, to change them and that you are still worthy of love.
3. This cheesy video I saw 2 days ago and I actually liked it. I don’t like this kind of thing normally but this guy held a very important topic in his video, which is the fact that society expects men to be heartless creatures, covered with masculinity and showing no feelings.
9. Calla is a woman who speaks her mind and puts her foot down when necessary. Who is your favorite strong female character?
Lately, I’ve been thinking about how Inej Ghafa is such a strong character, she came from where she came from and she still is the best at her job and the one Kaz Brekker trusts the most. Besided, the fact that she wants to help others that are in the same position as she once was is a very honorable thing to do.
10. Chainsaw is an awesome Raven boy pet. If you could have one “exotic” pet…what would it be? What would you name it?
By the way, Chainsaw is more than just a pet, okay!?!?
And I would have a Koala, because they are adorable and I would put him in my backpack and bring him with me everywhere.
When it comes to his name, oh boy, I was never good with names (but so is Ronan), I guess I would call him Azriel and then I could just call him Az! I’m getting excited! Or Fred, it would be an amazing name to a koala! 😆😍
I’m editing this on my phone so I might have let some typos pass. 😩
If you have read The Raven Cycle, comment letting me know your thoughts (meaning: let’s fangirl about it together 😁). But I have not read The Raven King so be careful with the spoilers!
Today I’ll be sharing with you the books I read in the month of August, in which I didn’t read as much as I planned, and my September TBR, in this month I plan to read as much as I can before going to college.
As I already said, August was not the best reading month for me, I was planning to read 10 books in this month and I ended up completing only 6.
I tried to keep up with my TBR for #TheReadingQuest, but it was impossible, I completed one book from my original TBR and I’m thinking about craming some of the books I read in some other challenges, we’ll see in ten days when I finally post my wrap up for the challenge and realize I failed it.
I already read 41% of Blue Lily, Lily Blue and even though I wanted to finish it in August, I decided to give myself a reading break in yesterday’s afternoon, watch some movies and work on bullet jounal for a bit.
I’ve heard that this book is the best out of the four and I’m really enjoying it so far. I have to say that Maggie Stiefvater is the queen of prologues, the first pages of her books are THE BEST! Also, as I go on with this series, I’m able to see more and more about the relashionship between these characters and I love them so much.
This is it for today, I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know your opinion if you have read any of the books listed above.
I want to thank all of you for reading my posts, I never thought I would still be blogging by now because I lose interest on things very quickly, but I am loving it and I am planning on doing it for a long time. 😘
Have yourselves a very happy month of September. 💜💜
The first half of this year, 2017, was full with awesome movies, books and even tv shows coming out. This year we got to see Spiderman Homecoming, which I haven’t seen yet, and This Beautiful Fantastic, also the tv adaptation for Thirteen Reasons Why came out in March. In the bookish area the best releases for me were A Court Of Wings and Ruin and The Gentleman’s Guide For Vice and Virtue, even though I haven’t picked up a single book that was released this year, besides a comic book that comes out in October.
This post, as it is explained in the title, is only dedicated to books, movies and tv shows that aren’t out yet.
This blog is dedicated, mostly, to books so I felt the need to start with that, here are the releases for the rest of the year that I am keeping an eye on. These books are not in order of publication.
Wild Beauty: Goodreads // Release date: October 3rd
They Both Die At The End: Goodreads // Release date: September 5th
Tower Of Dawn: Goodreads // Release Date: September 5th
The Language Of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic: Goodreads // Release Date: September 26th
Girls Made Of Snow and Glass: Goodreads // Release Date: September 5th
Without Merit: Goodreads // Release Date: October 3rd
Warcross: Goodreads // Release Date: September 12th
I consider myself a movie enthusiat, I have seen White House Down almost 15 times and don’t even get me started on the Harry Potter series. I love movies, I prefer action and fantasy but I also like romance, comedy and movies about World War Two.
I am sorry for the list being so long, here are some awesome movies that come out before the end of the year.
I can’t choose only one book out of this series, I always loved them all. When I was a kid, my godmother used to give me tons of books, she thought every ocasion was good to give a book, I remember that she gave the first ones when I didn’t even knew how to read. Geronimo Stilton was the series that marked my childhood the most.
Geronimo Stilton was and still is a big part of my life, I own 15 books and also some movies. I don’t quite know why this was such an important thing on my childhood, I devored those books, I believe they were the first books I read about mystery and crime solving. Today I consider it to be the series that got me into reading.
Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix: Goodreads
I’ll admit it, please don’t throw rocks at me, I read Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire before I read the rest, actually I’m reading them in order now.
There I was, a 12 year old girl spending some days on her uncle’s house, with a 800 pages book on her hands, excited like hell to read it. I read this book in 4 days and as soon as I finished it, I started rereading it.
Everytime I am feelling down I reread this book or the one that is bellow this one. Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix still is, to this day, my favourite Harry Potter book and I believe it is going to keep like this.
4.12 stars of rating on goodreads, pretty good, but not enough, this book deserves all the starts for a simple reason: it has the character that everyone in the book community was waiting to read about.
Cath is like us, a fangirl, she reads, she writes and she is considered one of the most relatable characters I have ever read about. Fangirl has different and unique characters.
Relatablility is the thing that puts this book in this list, every time I read Fangirl it speaks to me in a very magical way, I can, without even trying, to place myself in Cath’s place.
I read this book in an afternoon, it was the fastest book I read in my life, I loved every single sentence of it and I will read it and recommend it and quote it to anyone who believes gender inequality is a non-existent thing. *Mr.whompa loompa, president of USA*.
Because of this book you can see that in my blog’s sidebar, specifically on my Get To Know Me text, I consider myself a feminist and I’ve been doing it since I read this book, it doesn’t mean I wasn’t a feminist before, I just started calling myself a feminist then because I realized that it was a bigger issue than i thought.
This book made me the activist that I am today, last year, in the same class, I managed to make a public speaking about Gender Equality ( in which a got 20/20) and a essay about environment, two things that I am really passionate about.
I finished reading this amazing book in June 18th, I created this blog a couple of days after it. This was the book that got me into blogging.
None of my friends reads fantasy, most of them are into contemporary and romance so when I finished acomaf I had an urge to talk to someone about it, it was he best book I read this year and the feelings that it left me with were taking over my life. Therefore I created High Lady’s Library which now is big part of my life.