{Blog Tour} Transformed by E.V. Fairfall

Hey guys, so a few days ago I was supposed to have this Tour Stop post up but I ran into a few technical issues and could only post it today! *sigh* I swear, sometimes technology hates me. BUT Im happy to FINALLY be sharing this really neat excerpt from Transformed by E.V Fairfall on the blog today!

About the Book

Thea, all-mighty Mother Earth, only had one rule to follow above all else, one promise to keep to her brother: never take a human form. She would’ve kept that promise if it weren’t for Brice. He’s handsome and confident, but above all he’s merciless. He’s also a hunter who has tormented Thea for years. She believes if she could teach Brice compassion, she might finally be able to save her creations and herself from his savage ways. Then she meets Chamber: another hunter. She soon finds herself fascinated by−and torn between−the two boys: Brice and Chamber. Lost within a torrent of human emotions, Thea starts to lose who she is as she falls in love with the one thing that she’s always hated: a hunter… a human.

Publication Date: January 1st 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult

 

Excerpt:

A bang broke the forest air, sending a tremble down her backbone. Birds flew from the trees with warning cries under their wings. Once again it grew quiet, only her hoofs thudding over the ground disturbed the stillness. She picked up speed as the trees became scarce at an approaching meadow, a death trap. Fresh blood lined the edge of the grass ahead. An animal had been shot. A hissing sound shot through the emptiness above her shoulders, and then came the echo of another bang. She kept her legs moving, willing them faster. The scarlet color came back into view, lining the grass tops like bloody fingers. She saw it now: an antelope lay a few feet away, blood pumping onto the ground. I can fix this, she told herself. As long as my creature’s light still brings blood through its veins, this can be fixed.

Thea slowed to a stop behind a tree, the antelope motionless on Earth’s floor, its heartbeat waiting to whimper into oblivion. Thea wouldn’t let it happen. Her gaze locked on the open flesh and the shattered bone hidden beneath the torn muscle. She let her light flow through her, collecting only part of it in her chest. She breathed, and the light escaped her lips. She watched as the glowing specks found leaves and filled them with a deep, yellow pulse. She willed the leaves to swirl in and out of one another in perfect harmony before resting on the ripped flesh. The leaves shook as the yellow in their veins flowed into the fur-covered skin crumbling above the healing wound. It wasn’t perfect, but it would have to do. For a second everything went still, motionless except for the wind, the leaves. The antelope kicked a bit on its side before finding its feet again. Thea watched as it ran into the woods without looking back.

A twig broke behind her, taking Thea out of the moment. She could smell the sweet, artificial scent; the hunter had found her. Thea turned, letting herself stare at him; there was a strange beauty in the light that hung on his skin from the trees above. She glanced at the meadow surrounded by tightly woven trees. She had given away too much light to change her form.

Today could have been so wonderful, and yet she couldn’t help but think it was a good day to die. Twisted branches reached toward her with open arms. She glanced around once more, taking in the silver pine needles and green foliage.

She turned to face the gun’s barrel, now level with her eyes and much too close for a rifle; she’d be blown apart. She looked past it at the young man’s face. She felt his chest rise and fall as if she were against him, their heartbeats in sync. His hair gathered the light, shining like amber. Each strand took on a deeper, darker orange and turned it into a rich auburn. His eyes pulled her in, strangely familiar as she looked into the deep sapphire swirled with thin emerald lines. A faint, purple line under his dark lashes made the blue even more powerful. His hands showed light scars healed time and time again. His jaw set his mouth into a thin line, and his strong neck flooded into his broad shoulders.

She watched the barrel of the gun lower, her body still frozen in shock. A cruel trick, she thought, and she lowered her head. She didn’t wish to see the satisfaction in his eyes as he pulled the trigger. She didn’t want to feel the pain or the ringing in her ears. She placed her legs apart to steady herself. The blood from the antelope she’d saved only moments ago drenched the grass beneath her.

The crunching of leaves started again, but she didn’t hear a click. Looking up, she saw that the hunter, the young, beautiful man with amber curls, was backing away.

“Shoo,” he said.

The sound was enough to startle her to her senses. Staring down death when she had no alternative was one thing. Waiting around for it a second time was stupid. She leaped away on weak legs as fast as she could.

About the author

I love to write just as much as I love to read. I try to read a book per week, which doesn’t always work out, but it’s the thought that counts. Aside from all that I am a huge animal person. Transformed is my first novel, but it isn’t my first publication; I’ve had several short stories published over the last two years. My main goal as a writer is to explore humanity and to give people something fun to read.

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Our Next Read {9}

“Our Next Read” is a feature here on Lily’s Book Blog that’s been around for a while now that basically highlights one book (every so often) that i’m dying to get my hands on that’s to be released soon that we both need to add to our TBR piles! Either because of all the recent hype surrounding it or because it somehow just landed on my radar and now i’m eagerly anticipating it.

Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff

17838490A teenage boy tries to understand his best friend’s suicide by listening to the playlist of songs he left behind in this smart, voice-driven debut novel.Here’s what Sam knows: There was a party. There was a fight. The next morning, his best friend, Hayden, was dead. And all he left Sam was a playlist of songs, and a suicide note: For Sam—listen and you’ll understand.As he listens to song after song, Sam tries to face up to what happened the night Hayden killed himself. But it’s only by taking out his earbuds and opening his eyes to the people around him that he will finally be able to piece together his best friend’s story. And maybe have a chance to change his own.

Part mystery, part love story, and part coming-of-age tale in the vein of Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Tim Tharp’s The Spectacular Now, Playlist for the Dead is an honest and gut-wrenching first novel about loss, rage, what it feels like to outgrow a friendship that’s always defined you—and the struggle to redefine yourself. But above all, it’s about finding hope when hope seems like the hardest thing to find.

Why It’s Our Next Read: I stumbled across this one this weekend while I was finding new books to add to my 2015 queue and couldn’t get it out of my head. The line “You Never Really Know Someone Until You Listen” just struck a chord in me. It seemed so sad and haunting and perfect. I know this one’s going to be a really deep read and it’s also going to make me cry like a baby.

I love coming of age novels and one’s that are truly heartbreaking and yet unbelievably realistic are always my favourite. A book about a friendship that goes sour? Two teens outgrowing one another? A book about the struggle to define oneself? YES. YES YES.

Expected Publication: January 27th 2015

Of Metal and Wishes (Of Metal and Wishes #1): Review

Release Date: Aug 5th 2014
Genres: YA,Paranormal
Publisher: Margaret K McElderry
Series: Book one
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Summary: There are whispers of a ghost in the slaughterhouse where sixteen-year-old Wen assists her father in his medical clinic—a ghost who grants wishes to those who need them most. When one of the Noor, men hired as cheap factory labor, humiliates Wen, she makes an impulsive wish of her own, and the Ghost grants it. Brutally.Guilt-ridden, Wen befriends the Noor, including their outspoken leader, a young man named Melik. At the same time, she is lured by the mystery of the Ghost and learns he has been watching her … for a very long time.As deadly accidents fuel tensions within the factory, Wen must confront her growing feelings for Melik, who is enraged at the sadistic factory bosses and the prejudice faced by his people at the hand of Wen’s, and her need to appease the Ghost, who is determined to protect her against any threat—real or imagined. She must decide whom she can trust, because as her heart is torn, the factory is exploding around her … and she might go down with it.

What I completely loved about Of Metal and Wishes was that it was a beautiful retelling of The Phantom of The Opera and featured a beautiful ensemble of diverse characters. Not to mention the fact that this one has one of the most beautiful covers in YA. That being said, while I loved the fact that this one was a retelling and had diverse characters I couldn’t completely fall in love with this one like I had originally hoped.

I felt like Of Metal and Wishes was completely full of potential and while it shined at times there were certain aspects that I wasn’t completely in love with. For starters, Of Metal and Wishes takes place in a futuristic Asia where there are two different classes of people; the Noor and the Itanyai. While the beliefs and mindset of both classes are completely different and interesting I wanted to learn more about the two social classes outside of the factories walls. While I can see us getting more answers in the next book I really wanted a bit more on the history of the social classes and how they came to be in this one. 

The slow burning romance between Wen and Malik was sweet and definitely a highlight in the book but it still didn’t manage to be completely memorable for me. While I rooted for the two I wasn’t completely sold on either of them on their own. Wen is an interesting and intriguing character but she lacked complexity and seemed to ‘always be right’. Malik on the other hand was the silent leader of the Noor–he was a strong character but I felt more interested in the “ghost” actions than his and i wasn’t sure I was supposed to be more interested in the “ghost” in this story.

While I managed to enjoy Of Metal and Wishes I can’t say I loved it as much as I was hoping, too. Although I do plan on continuing with the next book in the Of Metal and Wishes series in hopes of getting some world building answers.

 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1: Movie Review

 

Last night I went to catch an early screening of Mockingjay at my local theatre. Originally, a bunch of my friends wanted to go with me today (Friday) but when I saw there was an extra screening on Thursday at 8 pm I promised my friends I’d re-watch the movie with them the next day and went with another friend a day early. I have no regrets.

For all of you who don’t know, I’m a huge fan of this series.HUGE. I devoured the books in four days and loved The Hunger Games and Catching Fire adaptions as well. I’ve seen them countless times and they never fail to amaze me. I love the themes the books and the movies explore, faith, the reality of war, politics, the power of one voice,  love, family and hope. Because of this I’ve always been very vocal about how strongly I agreed with the decision to split Mockingjay into two movies. I know this decision happened to anger a lot of people, some saw it as a way for the studio to just cash in more money and other’s were just angry about the year long wait in-between the two movies. I saw everyone’s points and even agreed with some but artistically I just always saw Mockingjay as two movies. I promise that after you see this one, if your uneasy about the idea of this one being split into two movies you won’t be afterwards. Of course, you’ll still be anxious for the year long wait until part 2 but we can’t always win everything.

If you’ve read the book (which you totally should have because it should be law to always read a book before watching the movie adaption) you know the first half of Mockingjay is relatively slow compared to the first two books. I knew this and loved it. I loved that part of the books because it let us understand the characters more and most importantly, Katniss. This was the characters time to finally break, to have everything they’ve been through catch up to them and I loved how that was explored in the movie. The character’s mental state’s are explored in this one so thoroughly it’ll surely break your heart.

Now, I’ll be the first one to admit that I’m not the biggest fan of adaptions that put in scenes that aren’t originally in the book. It’s a pet peeve of mine but I’ve found if they work with the story I can live with them. While Hunger Games and Catching Fire had a few of these scenes there were quite a bit more in Mockingjay.I did not see this as a ploy to fill up time. I actually think  that all the added scenes worked in the movies favour. It really gave it the power to stand on it’s own. The scenes that were added explored the politics in the story and how the revolution was spreading. It just made it easier for the viewer to properly understand how oppressed the people were in the districts and what they were planning on doing about it, also just how the political decisions by the leaders in Mockingjay were being made.

I think it’s safe to say that everyone whose read the books has some sort of idea of where the movies going to cut off. I promise you, it’s good and in the words of Jennifer Lawrence “You’re going to be really pissed”. Francis Lawrence, the director teases us a bit with the ending, a tease that made the theatre gasp. Literally. My heart may have also stopped for a few seconds there too.

I don’t think I’ll ever be able to properly choose a favourite Hunger Games film. They’re all amazing and I have no doubts Mockingjay: Part 2 is going to be as well (it’s also going to break my heart, my spirit and my soul but that’s a discussion for another day). What I love about this film series is that it’s good and each movie stands on their own. They are all amazing in their own individual ways and the themes in the series grow steadily with each book.

This Night So dark (Starbound #1.5): Review

Release Date: October 7th 2014
Genres: YA, Sci-Fi
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Series: These Broken Stars
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Summary: Tarver still has nightmares about the night, six months before the Icarus crash, when he rescued a group of civilian researchers being held hostage by brutal mercenaries. Now Tarver and Lilac must reconcile his memories of that fateful night with the truth that they uncovered on a mysterious planet after the Icarus crashed.

Back in January I read  These Broken Stars and fell completely fell in love. Tarver and Lilac’s story was both incredibly entertaining and beautiful. I even managed to connect emotionally with The Broken Stars and was completely surprised since I usually don’t connect emotionaly with Sci-fi books. That being said, I completely loved it and have been eagerly anticipating it’s companion book, This Shattered World like crazy.

To tide over our wait until This Shattered World, Meagan Spooner and Amie Kaufman have released this super short (it’s only 109 pages) novella told from Tarver’s perspective that interconnects These Broken Stars and This Shattered World. While i’m still not a hundred percent sure how the events of This Night so Dark will affect the characters in This Shattered World it did raise questions on the mysterouis LaRoux industries and I can only expect it will heavily affect the plot in the second book!

This Shattered World is both incredibly short and entertaining. If you’re eagerly anticpating This Shattered World than I definitely encourage you to check this one out. It helps remind you of a few important elements from the first book and checks back in with how Tarver and Lilac are doing after the ending of These Broken Stars (and I promise they’re incredibly cute).

Sublime: Review

18805916Release Date: October 14th 2014
Genres: YA, Paranormal
Publisher: SimonPulse
Series: Standalone
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
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Summary: When Lucy walks out of a frozen forest, wearing only a silk dress and sandals, she isn’t sure how she got there. But when she sees Colin, she knows for sure that she’s here for him.
Colin has never been captivated by a girl the way he is by Lucy. With each passing day their lives intertwine, and even as Lucy begins to remember more of her life—and her death—neither of them is willing to give up what they have, no matter how impossible it is. And when Colin finds a way to physically be with Lucy, taking himself to the brink of death where his reality and Lucy’s overlap, the joy of being together for those brief stolen moments drowns out everything in the outside world. But some lines weren’t meant to be crossed…

Christina Lauren are terrific writers who have a knack for creating hilarious, complex characters who you both want to strangle and hug. I loved Christina Lauren’s adult Beautiful Bastards series and was so excited when I heard they were making the jump to YA fiction with a paranormal romance. Add in the beautiful cover and I was sold.

When I say Sublime is a YA paranormal romance I mean it’s literally a paranormal romance. I didn’t expect this one to be as romance heavy as it was (which was silly considering these authors books are known for being romance heavy) but I think because it was paranormal I wasn’t expecting it to be as romance heavy as their other books. The paranormal  factor is woven into the story quite nicely and I did enjoy it overall but I still felt like there was something missing from it in the story. I needed something extra to really make me love it.

I really enjoyed Colin and Lucy as characters. They were both interesting enough if only just a bit too naïve in the story for me (There were some instances where I felt they were a bit too oblivious about certain things). Since Lucy is a ghost and Colin in a living, breathing human I didn’t expect this one to end well or even in a Happily Ever After. If anything, I was looking forward to finding out how things would end for them (sounds morbid, I know) but after finishing Sublime I can’t quite say if i’m fully happy with the ending. Was it happy? Was it sad? I think it was left for the reader to decide and I know it worked for tons of other readers but i’m still not sure how I feel about it.

All in all I did enjoy reading Sublime and reading some paranormal by Christina Lauren. While this one wasn’t my favourite of their books I could appreciate the change from their other books.

I Sailed My Ship…And Than Sunk It

We’ve all been there. We read a book, it has a great killer romance. It makes us feel ALL THE THINGS because it was slow burn and we all enjoy slow burn. We took a journey with these characters and waited FOREVER for them to kiss, than for them to admit their  true feelings to one another, than have them finally be together AND than…the book ends *cries*.

We haul ourselves in our room and have a good long cry because we have to wait a year for the sequel to continue this marvelous journey with these characters. Of course, we wait this year patiently because we love this ship and we want this ship to succeed. We busy ourselves by attempting to live a normal life and doing normal mundane things like eating and showering. We read a few other books, some we like and some we don’t.  We do everything we can to continue living until we can get our hands on the sequel we are patiently waiting for because even though we don’t remember much of the plot other than the fact that it had a killer slow burn romance that made us feel ALL THE THINGS.

Finally, the book comes out and we rush to get our hands on it to read. We think everything is going to be fine and dandy but it’s not.

You see guys, the problem i’m noticing with romance these days is just that I’m getting bored. I feel like romances are all following the same formula and I feel like most of that formula is always in book one of a series. The angst, the slow burn, the sexual tension and the teasing we all love is always amazing and very much present in the first book but than completely disappears in the later books. It’s like “Okay so the characters have declared there undying love for one another in book one so for book two and three they will be”together” but nothing really swoony worthy will happen” and I don’t want this.

Of course, I’m a plot reader. I like my stories and I love them to have a real driving force. I want there to be substance in my books so of course reading a book that’s fantasy or dystopian and have it ignore everything and just have the romance as the focal point isn’t going to cut it for me. It’s boring and not what I want. But if a romance is there in the story. I want it to be there. I want it to be present in the book and I want to completely root for it. Lately I haven’t been rooting for many romances though.

Why, you ask? Let me get back to the problem with my ship sinking. In the first book in a series there’s just so much angst, slow burn, sexual tension and teasing that keeps me entertained and laughing/swooning. I love slow burn romances and when I read one I immediately start to feel ALL THE THINGS but after that first book is over and I have to wait and entire year for book two I unconsciously start to forget why I love X couple so much. I mean, I remember I loved them and them together and their sexual tension/banter/witty lines but I need to read all that again in all the sequels to remind me again. Just knowing I loved them in book one isn’t cutting it for me anyone. I need to remember why I loved them.

 

Stone Cold Touch (The Dark Elements #2):Review

Release Date: Oct 21st 2014
Genres: YA,Paranormal
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Series: White Hot Kiss
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Summary: Every touch has its price
Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…

Earlier this year White Hot Kiss got me out of a huge reading slump I had been in. So, naturally I was eagerly anticipating Stone Cold Touch to completely rock my world. A few weeks ago on twitter JLA throw out a major bombshell…she was letting the readers decide who Layla should end up with. Yeah, you read that write. JLA hadn’t decided who Layla would END UP WITH. Crazy, right?

So, what does this mean? Well, considering White Hot Kiss was pretty Roth heavy I went in thinking Zayne would probably have centre stage in this one and I was totally right. Well both boys are fully present in WHK and STC I very much think WHK was Roth’s book and STC was Zayne’s time to shine. Of course, that didn’t stop both of them from leaving major impressions on me (and Layla).

Going into STC I got a pretty good recap of everything that went down at the end of WHK (it had been a few months and I have a suckish memory but JLA refreshed everything) which was handy. Obviously, Roth makes an appearance early on (this isn’t really a spoiler since it was kind of obvious) but he has some pretty bat shit crazy news that messes up everyone’s plans. What ensues is pretty epic actually. Warden/Demon fights. Lilith appearances. Witches. And students beating the crap out of one another in the middle of class. Yeah, like I said, epic.

Layla, Roth and Zayne were as present and amazing as ever. Layla continues to be a strong heroine that isn’t afraid to speak her mind and have her voices heard. I loved how even though she starts off the book in a pretty bad state after the events of WHK she wasn’t hauled up in her room crying her heart out. She was trying to move past it. Roth was..well…Roth. He was a jerk but a lovable jerk and made me laugh on several occasions. That being said, his attitude at the start of STC was a bit weird in this one but I guessed early on the reason and could understand it (even it this is a  frequent occurrence for love interests in series *shakes head*). Zayne really left an impression on me in this one and I was surprised by just how much I ended up liking him in STC. He believes in Layla and doesn’t look down on her for being half demon. He definitely has my vote.

The secondary characters were also as present and fleshed out as ever. Layla’s two best friends had several funny scenes and played a pretty big role in STC. While we only got a bit out of the secondary Warden character’s the ones that were present pleasantly surprised me *cough*Danika *cough* (It’s official.. I don’t hate her as much as I thought I was going too).

Plot wise STC was pretty fantastic. It moved at a pretty quick pace and did not suffer from second book syndrome. While some revelations weren’t completely mind blowing the ending proved to be pretty explosive and game changing. I can’t wait for the finale book in The Dark Elements series. and to find out how everything ends once and for all.

Snow Like Ashes(Snow Like Ashes #1): Review

Release Date: October 14th 2014
Genres: YA, High Fantasy
Publisher: Balzter & Bray
Series: Book one of series
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Summary:A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch is a book I’ve had on my radar since the cover was first revealed months ago. I remember a bunch of blogger friends getting their hands on it from Edelweiss and reading their status updates on Goodreads and thinking “I feel so left out. I want to get in on the fun! Everyone’s loving this one and I want to learn why!”

Fantasy in general is a very difficult genre for me. While I’ve read a bunch of really really good fantasy books in the past I haven’t been able to really emotionally connect with many of them. Unfortunately, while I enjoyed reading Snow Like Ashes, this happened to be the case for this one too. That didn’t manage to take away my enjoyment of the book though, I devoured this one in just three days and did not want to have to put it down unless I absolutely had too.

Our heroine, Meria is an orphan from the destructed city of Winter. While she lives with the other eight remaining people of Winter and her best friend Mather (the king of Winter) she becomes increasingly frustrated with her inability to seem important to those around her. All she’s ever wanted to do is help Winter and it’s enslaved people. I admired Meria from the start and both her strength and courage. While I guessed a certain plot twist regarding her very early on I still loved how she didn’t let anything or anyone deter her from her need to be important.

At the beginning of the book there seemed to be a love triangle forming (it made sense in context with the story why Meria developed feeling for the two boys) but that quickly faded away and it became apparent who was right for Meria.

Like with any High Fantasy novel lots of world building details need to be explained. At the beginning of Snow Like Ashes I felt very overwhelmed with all the information about the cities and the differences between the Seasons and the Rhythms as well as the relationships between all the cities and their magic. To be honest i’m still not quite sure I understand all of it but as the story gets going I found myself going with the flow and really enjoying the complexities of the world. While i can’t explain to you all the politics that happened in Snow Like Ashes and whose against who (too many names to remember) I can remember all the important key points that contributed to the story. I even found myself really going with the flow and enjoying the story.

Book Tag: The GIF Tag

Okay, on Halloween I was tagged by Jess @ My Reading Dress to do this tag and i’m only now just getting around to actually participating in it. Now you guys all know I love my GIFS so choosing the right GIFS for this tag was pretty fun on it’s own. I’m doing the ten books she choose for me and I’ve got a few people i’d love to tag as well!

So, let’s get started.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

l just finished The Retribution of Mara Dyer yesterday so this was really my reaction when I saw The Unbecoming on my list. This series put me through so much and rereading Unbecoming a few weeks ago in preparation for the third books release was hard. SO MANY FEELS.

The Raven Boys by Megan Stiefvater

Oh boy. This series you guys. I remember being really annoyed with the first hundred or so pages of this one because it was painstakingly slow but that quickly after the a hundred page mark. Everything started happening and I began to fall in love with Blue and Gansey and the entire gang. OH MY HEART <3

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

So I loved Anna and The French Kiss but haven’t read Lola and The Boy Next Door or this one *hides* BUT now that they’re both out I promise to binge read them soon so please don’t give me that glare. I’m adorable and you’re going to forgive me for not reading this one ASAP.

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

This one was so good. A book about a world where everyone believes love is a disease? COUNT ME IN! Plus, the ending in Delirium was pretty out there. Unfortunately everything sort of went downhill after book one and don’t even get me started on that non ending we got for the series *shakes head* don’t get me started.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

When this one came out everyone was gushing about it so naturally I ordered it at the library and patiently waited for it to be ready for me to pick up. When I got to the library and saw the sheer size of this one I knew it just wasn’t for me. Nope, too long. I’m not afraid to admit I’m intimidated.

The Diviners by Libba Bray

I don’t know what I was expecting from this book but after suffering through the first 30% of it I had to put it down. This one just wasn’t a Lily book.

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows by  J.K Rowling

Saying goodbye to the gang and this world and the beautiful lessons I learned at the hands of J.K Rowling was hard. This GIF says it all.

Legend by Mary Lu

So I read this book and only got to about half of it before I had to bring it back to the library since I had started it so late. I had every intention to read this one ASAP but I kept forgetting and now years have passed and I feel so left out since EVERYONE LOVES THIS ONE. And the first half of this book was sooo good! I need to read it fully!

Findings so many GIFS was extremely difficult but I spent a few hours completely laughing at the amount of hilarious GIFS out in the internet. Seriously, internet people are my favourite people. On that note, I’m going to be passing this task to a few more hilarious people!

Allie @ Little Birdie Books

Melliane @ Between Books and Reality

Lexxie @ (Un)conventional Book Reviews

Your books are:

Pivot Point
Shadow and Bone
The Winner’s Curse
Dorothy Must Die
Burn for Burn
Black City
How to Love
I’ll Give You the Sun
Mud Vein
Snow Like Ashes