Top 5 Wednesdays

Top 5 Wednesday- Book Series You Wish Had More Books

This week’s Top 5 Wednesday is a little bit late, but I still wanted to share my answers for this week’s question which is Book Series You Wish Had More Books.

  1. Firstly, I picked The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I know this series isn’t finished yet as the last book Winter has not been released yet, but I just want more. I love the world and the characters that I don’t think I will be satisfied when Winter comes out. I think I could read about the characters forever as I love them so much.
  2. Next I picked the Trylle trilogy by Amanda Hocking. I really enjoyed this trilogy and the ending was good however I really liked the characters and the world and I love to see more books in this series. I’d like to see books from other characters points of view especially Finn as I think that could be really interesting.
  3. Although I have only read the first book from The Selection series I know that I want more. I like the characters so much and I would love to see other characters perspectives or a book about the King and Queen’s relationship and the selection process that the Queen went through.
  4. After the Divergent series finished I was left with lots of questions and I wanted to know more. I wanted to hear more about Four’s life after the story ended. I also would have liked a book on the past particularly Tris’ parents as they really interest me.
  5. Lastly, I would like to see more from The Hunger Games. I felt the ending was very rushed, but I am actually more interested in the past. I would like to see some of the previous games and their winners.

What did you pick?

Kirsty xxx

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Review

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Review

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

My Rating: 5

Goodreads Rating: 4.19

Published by: Pan Macmillan

Pages: 461

Genre: Romance, Young Adult, Contemporary

Words cannot describe how much I loved this book but today I am going to try and express how much I loved Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

Fangirl is about Cath and her twin sister Wren. Cath is a huge Simon Snow fan and she spends most of her time writing fanfiction. The sisters move to college and Wren wants to experience all that college has to offer, but Cath would rather stay in and write fanfiction. Cath is shocked when Wren does not want to be roommates and she ends up moving in with Reagan and she also meets Levi.

Firstly I’ll start with the characters, I loved them all and I thought that they were so realistic. I could easily relate to Cath as me and her are very similar in a lot of ways. I thought Levi was adorable he was so caring and was willing to do anything for Cath. I thought Cath and Levi worked really well together and their relationship was so sweet. The relationship between the two characters started off slowly and I liked that they were friends first and that there was no instalove as I really don’t like that.

I thought that this book was a great light hearted read and a perfect summer read. The only thing I didn’t like was the ending. The ending was left quite open and after I finished I was left wanting more of the characters. I think the book could easily be longer as I loved the characters so much and I wanted to see them grow up more. I hope Rainbow Rowell will revisit these characters in the future maybe after they finish college.

This was my first Rainbow Rowell book and it was a great introduction to the author and I can’t wait to read more of her books.

What did you think of this book?

Kirsty xxx

5 Stars

Top 5 Wednesdays

Top 5 Wednesdays: Favourite Required Reading

Today’s post is part of the Top 5 Wednesday group that is on Goodreads.

It didn’t take me too long to think of my answers for this question. I have read quite a few books for school, but there are only a few that I really enjoyed.

The first book I remember reading and enjoying at school was Holes by Louis Sachar. I loved the story and how everything was all connected. At the time, we were reading this in class and we read it very slowly about 2-3 pages per lesson and because I was enjoying it so much I decided to finish it outside of class. The film is also one of my favourites.

The next book I enjoyed was The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon. This is such a unique story about a boy with autism who tries to solve the mystery of the neighbours murdered dog. This is really well written and unlike anything else I have ever read.  I’ve seen the theatre production of this and it was absolutely amazing.

Romeo and Juliet is one of my favourite Shakespeare plays and I really enjoyed reading this for school. I have watched all the film versions and I have seen a few theatre productions of it as well.

The next two favourites are both books that I read for my GCSEs, the first is Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck I enjoyed the story of this and the characters. The ending is so sad and I have reread this many times as it is such a quick read but also an enjoyable story.

I am not usually one for ghost stories, but this one is one of the best I have read, The Woman in Black is really well written the imagery it creates is wonderful. When I read it, it sent chills done my spine. I’ve seen this at the theatre as well and it was excellent although a little bit scary, the film was ok, but it didn’t follow the book 100%. I recommend reading this during the daytime as it can be scary.