This week’s topic is Books That Took You Longest To Finish. I can usually read books quite quickly and can often read them in a few days. I often find it takes me a long time to read a book if I am not enjoying it although that isn’t always the case. If you want to check out the Goodreads group then the link is here.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens- I really enjoyed this book but it took me awhile to finish. I find that it takes me longer to read classics partly due to the language but also because of the smaller font.
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey– I really did not enjoy The 5th Wave. I found it very boring and really confusing. I found it difficult to keep up with the changing perspectives and I just didn’t connect with the story so it took me a really long time to read.
Hand Over Heels by Jill Mansell- I usually enjoy Jill Mansell’s book but I found that this one had too many characters so I found it difficult to keep up with everyone’s stories.
Landline by Rainbow Rowell– I just couldn’t get into this book so it took me a really long time to finish it. I wasn’t interested in the plot or the characters and it was a real struggle to finish it.
The Shadowhunter’s Codex by Cassandra Clare- This took me awhile to read as I only read small sections at a time. This is the book that is referenced in Cassandra Clare’s series and gives more information about the Shadowhunter world. I felt that it was the sort of book that you can read in little bits which is why it took me awhile to read.
Which books made it to your list?
This week’s topic is our favourite villains. I decided for this post I would pick 5 of my favourite villains that are from books and the other 5 will be from TV.
Queen Levana from the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
President Snow from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Sebastian from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
Maven from Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Neferet from The House of Night by P.C and Kristin Cast
The Evil Queen- Once Upon a Time
Mona- Pretty Little Liars
Klaus- The Originals
Slade Wilson/ Deathstroke- Arrow
The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan-4th: I read the first book in this series and although I didn’t love it I still want to see what the rest of the series will be like. This series focuses on Norse mythology which is something I know very little about so it is interesting to read about it. I felt that the first book was very similar to Percy Jackson so I am hoping that there will be more of a difference in this next book.
Replica by Lauren Oliver -4th: I really enjoyed the Delirium trilogy and Panic by Lauren Oliver so I am interested to read her latest novel. This book follows two characters and you can either read alternating chapters or read one section first and then the other. The concept behind this book sounds interesting and unlike anything else that I have read.
Something In Between by Melissa de la Cruz- 4th: This book follows Jasmine who discovers that she is in America illegally. This sounds really interesting and unlike any other YA contemporary that I have read. I am lucky enough to have received an early copy via Net Galley so I will let you know what I think as soon as I have finished reading it.
We Were On A Break by Lindsey Kelk- 6th: I enjoy light hearted chick lit books and this sounds perfect. This book follows Adam and Liv. Everything seems to be going fine until Adam suggests that they take a break. This sounds like it is going to be such a fun read and I can’t wait to read it.
The Amateurs by Sara Shepard- 6th: A group of teenagers join forces to discover what happened to a girl who disappeared 5 years ago. As the teenagers discover secrets linked to the case the killer will go to great lengths to ensure that they remain a secret. I am really excited for this new novel from Sara Shepard.
Which books are you excited for this month?
The Mortal Instruments 1-3
The Mortal Instruments 4-6
The Infernal Devices
The Bane Chronicles
Emma Carstairs lives at the Los Angeles Institute with her parabatai and his family. When bodies start turning up that look as if they were killed in the same way as Emma’s parents she wants to get revenge on those who hurt her parents.
I am a huge fan of Cassandra Clare’s previous books in the Shadowhunter world and this book did not disappoint me. I think that this is one of her best books to date. We got to see a new cast of characters in this book and I really liked all of the new characters. Each character was very different and they each had a distinct voice. I liked that we got to see characters that had grown up in the Shadowhunter world rather than being introduced to it. I think this made it more interesting as we got to see how being bought up in the Shadowhunter world affected the characters. This book had a bit of a murder mystery going on as Emma was trying to work out who killed her parents. I thought that Cassandra Clare wrote it really well as there were so many plot twists that I did not see coming. I was hooked from the start of this book and it didn’t take me very long to finish it. I really hope that Emma and Julian can have a happy ending as the ending of this book was really heartbreaking. I am very excited to see how the rest of the series will progress I just wish we didn’t have to wait so long for the next book.