Top Ten Tuesday – Book series I need to start or finish reading in 2019

Hi everyone! I’m back with my third Top Ten Tuesday post and this week’s prompt is to list the top 10 Standalone Books That Need a Sequel. However, I made a change as I did in my last Top Ten Tuesday prompt.

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

So, I can definitely remember a couple of standalones that I’d love a sequel to but I’m going to add a twist of my own to this prompt. My prompt will be about the Top Ten series that I need to start or finish reading in 2019.


Scarlet CinderWinter

 

 

 

 

  1.  The Lunar Chronicles:  I have read Cinder, the first book in the series and completely forgot to read Scarlet, Cress, and Winter. Even though there are 4 or 5 novellas, I am sorry to say that I don’t have the time to read those #NeverthoughtI’dsaythat

Illuminae

2. The Illuminae Files The Illuminae Files trilogy by authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff has been on my TBR for a year(I think). Somehow, I never pick it up but I have seen many of my blogger and bookstagram friends recommend it so I hope I can start reading the series this year

The Winter of the Witch

3. The Winternight Trilogy: I loved reading The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower so much that I had to stop myself from reading the final book in the trilogy, The Winter of the Witch. 

Six of Crows

4Six of Crows duologyThis duology is yet another book to which I say, “I’ll you soon!” or “I’ll add you to this month’s TBR.” or “I’ll surely read you next year! See? Added you to my neverending TBR list” I really hope I can finish this duo this year because I can’t meet with my Nikolai otherwise.

The Winner's Curse

5. The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie RutkoskiI read The Winner’s Curse so long ago that I had forgotten about it. I definitely need to finish this trilogy.

Legend by Marie Lu

6. Legend by Marie LuAnother highly recommended series I need to finish. *screams “HELP ME”*

Shatter Me

7. Shatter Me series by Tahereh MafiI need Defy Me in my hands right nowwwwwww!!! Besides Kenji’s novella, I’ve read it all.

This Mortal Coil

8. This Mortal Coil by Emily SuvadaAnother underrated -but highly recommended by some bookstagrammers- series that I’ve added to my cart and on my Goodreads TBR but I’ve never checked it out.

Shades of Magic

9. Shades of Magic by V.E. Schwab: I discovered this series waaayyy before blogging and bookstagram and I have never picked it up. It’s on my Goodreads TBR and I hope I will read it this year.

Muse of Nightmares

10. Strange the dreamer duology: It has been so long since I’ve read Strange the Dreamer and by now, I have acquired two editions of Muse of Nightmares but they’re just sitting on my shelf *facepalms^(infinity)*.


That’s a wrap on today’s Top Ten Tuesday post featuring Top Ten series that I need to start or finish reading in 2019.

Thank you for reading

Have you read any of the series I’ve mentioned? If you have,then what’s your favourite among them all? If you haven’t, then are any of them on your TBR?  Let me know in the comments below!

They’re among us or are they ? | When the Sky Fell on Splendor [ARC Review]

When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry

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SYNOPSIS

When the Sky fell on Splendor summary

Photo credit : mine, Synopsis: Goodreads

Why should you read When the Sky Fell on Splendor? | REVIEW

When the Sky Fell on Splendor is described as Stranger Things meets The Serpent King. The description is quite accurate with the addition of alien conspiracy theories and a group of friends who are ordinary but they discover something extraordinary.

THE NIGHT OF THE crash started like most had that summer: with the six of us, and one mouth-breathing border collie, crammed into Remy’s Clunky Geo Metro, rumbling down Old Crow Station Lane.

Emily Henry, When the Sky Fell on Splendor

The group of friends consisted of one Handsome Remy, Levi, Sofia, Nick, Franny and Franny’s brother Arthur. These kids had no idea that a trip to their local “haunted” house would change their entire lives.

You: “Now, back up a little..why were they visiting a haunted house? Please tell me there’s a justifiable reason.”

Me: “Of course there’s a very good reason they were going! They were going to film a “mockumentary webisode””.

You: “uhh..”

So, the friends call themselves The Ordinary on their youtube channel where they filmed these weird videos and it was one of the most outgoing things they could do in their sleepy town of Splendor. While filming inside the house, they saw a streak of light across the sky and at first, they thought that it was a meteor shower but it so wasn’t. Soon, every light in the street went out and everything fell silent except their breaths. Then their attention went to a metal tower from where white sparks were coming off and Arthur made the mistake of touching the white light. It was a big mistake as in that moment the friends were blinded by an ear-spilling CRACK and thereafter, they could feel, see or hear nothing. The next time they remember is waking up in a hospital with six hours unaccounted for. Where were they? Why can’t they remember anything?

I didn’t expect to love the book so much because I didn’t even watch Stranger Things after episode one. However, I couldn’t stop turning the pages of the book so I finished the book in a day! It kept me up all night and I definitely don’t recommend reading it at night🙈 Besides the creepy atmosphere throughout, there are perfectly-timed humor and banter which makes this a quick and easy read at times. Is there romance? hmm…I don’t want to spoil anything. The ending will make you think, and perhaps, question reality?

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Overall, I highly recommend this book if you’re a fan of Stranger Things, The Serpent King and if you like reading about thriller with E.T. vibes, beautiful friendships, humor, and overall great writing!

I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a review copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Verdict: 4 out of 5 glowing stars.

Author: Connect with Author Emily Henry here .

  • Publisher: Razorbill
  • Publication Date: 12 March 2019
  • Paperback(ARC): 384 Pages
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Do you think you’ll read When the Sky Fell on Splendor? Do you enjoying reading science fiction? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

WWW Wednesday #2: Weekly Reading Update

Hi again! Happy Wednesday and Welcome to my #2 WWW Wednesday post. WWW Wednesday is a meme formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking On a World of Words.

WWW Wednesday takes place every Wednesday, where bloggers discuss their 3 Ws:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?
WWW Wednesday #1 :​ Weekly reading update

The Familiars

I received this review copy of When The Sky Fell on Splendor for an Instagram tour.

Almost everyone in the small town of Splendor, Ohio, was affected when the local steel mill exploded. If you weren’t a casualty of the accident yourself, chances are a loved one was. That’s the case for seventeen-year-old Franny, who, five years after the explosion, still has to stand by and do nothing as her brother lies in a coma.  In the wake of the tragedy, Franny found solace in a group of friends whose experiences mirrored her own. The group calls themselves The Ordinary, and they spend their free time investigating local ghost stories and legends, filming their exploits for their small following of YouTube fans. It’s silly, it’s fun, and it keeps them from dwelling on the sadness that surrounds them. Until one evening, when the strange and dangerous thing they film isn’t fiction–it’s a bright light, something massive hurdling toward them from the sky. And when it crashes and the teens go to investigate…everything changes.

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We Hunt the Flame

I finished reading Sea Monsters and I can’t even write a proper review. the same thing happened to me after reading Normal People by Sally Rooney.

There is no “story” to be read in Sea Monsters. It’s a coming of age story of a teenager called Luisa who is bored with her everyday life so she decides to go on an “adventure” to find missing circus dwarfs.

 

Reading Next
                      Sea monsters
In the full light of the sun
When the sky fell on splendour

 

 

 

 

 

 

I want to finish reading A Curse so Dark and Lonely, In The Full Light of the Sun and The Hunting Party, next. All are review copies from their publishers.

Thank you for reading

Have you read any of the titles I’ve listed? If not, do you want to read any of them? Let me know in the comments!

Welcoming March and waving Goodbye to February

Hi everyone! The last wrap-up post I did was in October and I forgot to write one every month until now. In this post, I’ll do a quick inventory of all the books I’ve read in February and all the books I SINCERELY hope I can read in March (my birthday month!!)

February wrap-up and March TBR

Here’s a glimpse at the 11 books I’ve managed to read in February :

February books

The Girl in the TowerWe Hunt the FlameThe FamiliarsSea MonstersI Owe You OneThe Tattooist of AuschwitzNewcomerWe Must Be Bravethe Priory of the Orange TreeWicked SaintsCold and Deadly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have read an ebook and ten physical books. I think it was a pretty good month overall. I haven’t reviewed all the books I’ve read on the blog but I’ll link those I have.


March TBR

A Curse so Dark and LonelyCity of BrassKingdomofcoppersmall town Heartsthe Doll factoryWhen the sky fell on SplendourIn the full light of theSunEnchanteeThe winter of the witchBlack Leopard Red WolfThe glass womanDaisy Jones and the six

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are all the books I have planned to read in March. I’ll be reading Small Town Hearts by Lilli Vale and When the Sky Fell on Splendour for a blog and Instagram tour respectively. All the books except City of Brass were generously gifted to by their publishers.


A Small Note

When I started my book blog and bookstagram account last year, I didn’t expect anybody to read it or like my posts. I didn’t even expect to make so many friends through my blog or bookstagram. I cannot tag everyone because not all of my friends have blogs but to those of you who follow me and/or daily engage with me: THANK YOU SO FRICKING MUCH! I LOVE YOU ALL.

Thank you for reading

How did your February go? How many books did you read? What are you looking forward to the most in March? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Top Ten Tuesday – Places Mentioned In Books I’d Like to Visit

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Hi everyone! This is my first Top Ten Tuesday post and this week’s prompt is to list the top 10 places mentioned in books that I’d like to visit.

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Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.

It’s difficult to choose 10 places out of thousands I’ve been to. I literally had to comb through over 1000 books and my memory to make this list. Some are fictional while some are real places mentioned in books I’ve read up until now.


The Chronicles of Narnia
  1. Cair Paravel: The Chronicles of Narnia series is one of my favorite series and I’ve always dreamed of visiting the fictional realm of Narnia. Who wouldn’t dream of a fantasy world of magic, mythical beasts, and talking animals?

Outlander

2. Scotland: By Scotland, I mean I’d love to visit the present Scotland.

Harry Potter

3. Hogwarts & Hogsmeade: While I can’t get inside the book and be a part of the fictional world, I’d love to visit the universal or WB studios…

The Priory of the orange tree

  4. Seiiki: BUT only after the epilogue of Kingdom of Ash when the war is over and things have had time to calm down and rebuild.

Cassandra Clare

  5. Los Angeles: I’d love to meet Emma, Julian, and the Blackthorns, Kit and of course, Church, Magnus, and Alec…

the Night Circus

6. The Night Circus: One of my favorite books from last year, The Night Circus has an enchanting setting I can easily lose myself into. Plus I’m a night owl and it will fare well while visiting the tents till dawn.

Sarah J. Maas

  7. Velaris: I would love to visit Velaris and The Night Court. I loved the magical setting, Rhysand and the rest of the gang

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  8. The Citadel: Presenting The Citadel from Game of Thrones, one of my favorite -I-hope-not- fictional libraries.

Moonlight Scandals

9. New Orleans: Moonlight Scandals is the third book in the De Vincent series and is set entirely in New Orleans.

Anna and the French Kiss

10. Paris: Maybe it sounds cliché, but Paris will always be in the list of places I’d like to visit.


There you go! My list of Top Ten places – fictional and real- that I’d like to visit.

Thank you for reading

What about you? Would you like to visit any of the places I’ve listed? Do you have some other places in mind?  Let me know in the comments below!