Top 7

Top 7 Book Series

For this month’s top seven I’m listing my favourite book series.

1) Robyn Hunter by Norah McClintock

The daughter of a detective and a lawyer, Robyn, often finds herself in the middle of mysteries.

I quickly fell in love with these books. They’re fun, realistic, and Canadian.

2) The Tripods by John Christopher

A sci-fi series about a world that has been taking over by aliens.

I don’t remember a lot of detail from this series, but they are the books that got me into reading and will therefore always hold a special spot in my heart.

3) Darkest Powers by Kelley Armstrong

When Chloe starts seeing ghosts she gets sent to a home for troubled teens, while there she discovers things that will forever change her life.

 These books were one of my first introductions to paranormal. I remember really loving the story when I first read it.

4) Matched by Ally Condie

In a society where all of your choices are made for you, Cassia begins to question the world around her.

I enjoyed the story premise and loved the main characters.

5) The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

Tessa is quickly thrust into the supernatural world when her search for her brother takes her to London. 

I loved this series, I love Tessa, Will, and Jem. In my opinion these books are way better than The Mortal Instruments series.

6) Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Sydney is sent to a human boarding school with a royal vampire, Jill, in an attempt to keep Jill safe as her life is being threatened.

If you’ve been following my blog for a while you already know I’m in love with Adrian Ivashkov. He’s a huge part of why I love this series so much.

7) Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Against her better judgment Nora falls for the mysterious bad boy, Patch. 

I enjoyed this story, the books continuously had me on the edge of my seat.

Top 7

Top 7 Books of 2016

books-og-2016Here are the top 7 books I read during 2016.

1) You Were Here by Cori McCarthy

You Were Here takes place one year after the death of Jaycee’s brother, Jake. On the anniversary of Jake’s death Jaycee finds a map he left behind detailing various abandoned buildings. Accompanied by four classmates Jaycee sets out to explore all of the abandoned buildings in search for any sign of her brother.

2) Splintered by AG Howard

Alyssa is one of Alice’s descendants. Ever since Alice’s escapades in Wonderland her family has been cursed. When Alyssa’s mother takes a turn for the worse, and she discovers Alice’s tales and the curse are real, she descends into Wonderland in hopes of saving her mother, and herself.

3) The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist follows the story of a young shepherd on the journey of his Personal Legend – what a person is mean to accomplish in their life. Throughout his journey he meets many interesting people and learns many life lessons.

4) Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick

After agreeing to testify in a murder trial Stella is whisked away from her friends and boyfriend and thrust into witness protection. As the city girl adjusts to small town country living she’s surprised by the connections she makes and her attraction to Chet, a boy who is definitely not her  city boyfriend.

5) Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Abertalli

After a private email falls into the wrong hands Simon finds himself being blackmailed. If Simon doesn’t help his blackmailer the whole school will find out his secret, that he is gay. But not only that, the leaked email will expose Blue, an anonymous boy Simon has connected with over email. If Simon doesn’t want to risk a chance at love he has to find a way out of this mess.

6) Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Milk and Honey is a collection of poems divided into four parts, the hurting, the loving, the breaking, and the healing. Through these poems Kaur explores themes of love, abuse, femininity, and loss.

7) Saga Volume One by Brian K Vaughan

Saga is the story of two lovers from warring planets and their newborn daughter. The three of them have to navigate unfamiliar terrain while running from a bunch of people who to kill them.

Book Reviews

Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick

IMG_2321After agreeing to testify in a murder trial Stella is whisked away from her friends and boyfriend and thrust into witness protection. As the city girl adjusts to small town country living she’s surprised by the connections she makes and her attraction to Chet, a boy who is definitely not her  city boyfriend. 

I think my favourite part of Dangerous Lies was getting to see how all of the lies you need to tell being in witness protection can affect someone. It’s something I haven’t seen from other witness protection stories – mostly movies.

The characters were great, all of them were well written. I liked the character development, it felt natural and realistic. I just wish we got to see more of some of the minor characters, specifically Chet’s brother, Dusty.

There were some minor details that didn’t quite add up, but overall this book is quite good and well written.

My Rating: 3/5


Favourite Authors

IMG_2266My favourite author is Ellen Hopkins. I first discovered her books at the time in my life where I could get the most out of her stories. I think that’s a large part of why I consider her my top favourite author.

Ellen Hopkins writes young adult and adult fiction books. With the exception of Love Lies Beneath and her short stories, all of her books are written in prose. The vast majority of her books deal with issues regarding addictions and/or mental health.

The first book I ever read by her was Identical, and I instantly fell in love. But it was Impulse that had the biggest influence on me. It really cemented my love for Hopkins’ writing.

A couple of my other favourite authors include:

  • Kelley Armstrong
  • Richelle Mead
  • Becca Fitzpatrick

Who are your favourite authors?