Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

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Everything, EverythingDate Published: September 1, 2015

Published By: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Pages: 310

Edition Read: paperback

Dates Read: 3/22/17-3/26/17

Rating:  4-star-rating

 

 

 

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SynopsisMy disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

 

My Thoughts: This book took the reading world by storm when it came out a few years ago. I started it not long after it came out but wasn’t feeling it at the time and put it down. With it becoming a movie this year I decided to give it another go! I ended up really liking this, but I didn’t LOVE it like a lot of people did. My favorite thing about the book was the drawings and lists that were throughout the story. I feel like they added something special to the overall feel of the book. In terms of characters, Maddy and Olly were fabulous. I loved them. I also really liked Carla, Maddys nurse! She was great. The story itself was told really well. something gets revealed towards the end that I didn’t expect or see coming at all and that was a nice surprise. Things ended well and I really liked Nicola Yoons writing. I will definitely be picking up her other book very soon!

Books I Read in One Sitting!

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This weeks top to Tuesday topic is the books that we read in one sitting. That can be the top 10 shortest books we’ve read or the top books we read in one sitting regardless of their size. I had to take to Goodreads to look at my read shelf and check my dates on certain books because I wasn’t sure how many days it took to read them. It took me a bit to find to find 10 books, but I eventually found them! I love reading books in one sitting when I have the time to do so. There’s something about curling up under some blankets and reading a book start finish that I just adore, it’s one of my favorite things! What are some books that you have read in one sitting? Was it a good book or were you just desperate to get a bad book done and over with?


 

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

I really enjoyed this book while I was reading it. Sadly, I don’t remember any of the small details from it anymore. It’s a fairly small book so it took no time at all to read! 

Living Dead Girl

Again, this was a fairly small book so it went by quick in that sense. However, this book deals with a heavy and hard topic. Ever sense I read this book it has been a favorite and I don’t see that ever changing. The topic in this book is done so well and I don’t think that I have had a book hit me so hard in terms of the story topic that I considered not finishing the book because you know from the start how it’s going to end. If you haven’t picked this book up or if you haven’t even heard of this book, I highly suggest checking it out. click the cover and it will take you the Goodreads page for it where you can learn more about the story. 

Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires, #1)

This is the first book in one of my all time favorite series. I have read this book over and over again and I never get tired of it or the characters. It takes me less and less time to read this each time I reread the series. The last time I read this was in 2015 and it took me one sitting for each of the first 4 books. I fly through these! 

The Sin Eater’s Daughter (The Sin Eater’s Daughter, #1)

It’s been quite a while since I have read this so I don’t really remember too much other than the fact that I speed through it. And that the cover is gorgeous! This is a fairly average sized book so I’m surprised I got through it so fast. I want to pick up the sequel but a reread of this is going to happen first! 

Rush (The Game, #1)

I flew through this entire trilogy if I am honest with you but this is the only one that I read start to finish in one go. I really enjoyed this trilogy and I never hear anyone talk about it. I actually stumbled across it one day while going through the nook store on my ereader. 

Ten

Ten teens. Three days. One killer. I read this in October so it was the perfect time to read a thriller/suspense story. I really enjoyed this book and the story had some twists that were pretty great. Definitely recommend this around Halloween! 

Shut Out

It’s been forever since I have read this but I remember it being pretty funny and an easy read. It’s been pretty hit or miss with Kody Keplinger books for me. So hopefully I like what I pick up from her in the future! 

Obsidian (Lux #1)

This isn’t the best series in the world but I love it to death anyways. I flew through this and all of the others as well. I still need to read the final book and the one from Damons point of view! That’s on my list or this year, for sure! 

The Fault in Our Stars

I don’t know how anyone could read this book in more than one sitting. I couldn’t put this book down once I picked it up. I plan on rereading this this year and I can’t wait to be in this love story again! 

The Shadowhunter's Codex

I’m not sure if this counts since its not technically a full length novel and there are quite a few drawings in it. I had this done in a few hours and I think it adds something to the Shadowhunter stories. It was nice to get backstory on things as well as commentary from the characters.  

Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan

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Rise of Fire (Reign of Shadows #2)Published By: Harper Teen

Date Published: February 7, 2017

Pages: 304

Edition Read: hardcover

Dates Read: 3/1/17-3/19/17

Rating4-star-rating

 

 

 

Goodreads Synopsis: The richly suspenseful sequel to Sophie Jordan’s romantic fantasy Reign of Shadows. If  you would like to know what the first book in the duology is about click here.

 

My Thoughts: Well, this was one of my most anticipated books of the first half of this year. I ended up giving it the same exact rating that I gave the first book in the duology, even though I ended up liking this book less than the first. I still really like our two main characters however thing about Luna did annoy me this time around that didn’t bother me in the first book. I don’t think this is a spoiler but just in case, you’ve been warned! Luna, our main girl is blind. I feel like that was not represented very well in this book compared to book one. In this one Luna was doing things with such ease that a blind person would have an extremely hard time doing. It was almost as if Luna being blind was a form of super power that made all her other instincts a million times better than they would have been in real life. I just feel like the way that aspect of the story was written could have been done a bit better this time around. I do still like Luna and Fowlers romance in this just as much as I did in book one. I think that the first half of the book had great pacing, but the second half of the book felt pretty rushed to me. Especially the last 50-100 pages or so. That didn’t take anything away from the story, but it was enough to make note of. I think that things ended pretty well and we got an epilogue which I love in books so I liked that. I am always a big fan of Sophie Jordans writing and her stories. Even with the few issues I had with this book I highly recommend this duology. It is a retelling of Rapunzel as well so that was another thing I loved about it. I’m a sucker for retelling stories.

 

 

Top 10 Books on my Spring TBR

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I was really excited to see that the topic for this week was our top books to read this spring. I have a big list of books that I would love to get to in the next couple of months. Some of them are spring releases that haven’t come out yet and some are books that I have been wanting to read for a while now! What are some books you want to get around to this spring?


 

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)   Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices, #2)    Blood Rose Rebellion (Blood Rose Rebellion, #1)

RoseBlood   A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2)   The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter, #8)   The Unexpected Everything   The Book Thief

The Conspiracy of Us (The Conspiracy of Us, #1)

 

 

Series I Started/Completed in 2016

One of the goals that I set for myself last year was to complete a decent number of the series I had started but had yet to finish. I also wanted to start some new series that I have been wanted to get into for a while. I ended up finished more series than I started which is what I was aiming for. I actually started and finished a couple series which was good. I am planning on keeping track throughout this year as well of all the series that I start and finish and I might end up making this an annual post that I do from now on. I did want to get this post up a lot sooner than this, but I was just now able to finalize my list of series. I am happy with the number of series I was able to complete in 2016 and I hope to complete many more this year!


 

Series Started:

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansan

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stievfater

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

 

 

Series Completed: 

The Game Trilogy by Eve Silver – 3 books

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead – 6 books

The Selection by Kiera Cass – 5 books

The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson – 3 books

The Lone City by Amy Ewing – 3 books

The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare – 3 books

 

 

 

Favorite Science Fiction and Fantasy Books!

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This weeks topic is talking about our favorite science fiction and fantasy books in honor of the SFF Awards that are coming up soon. At first I thought that I would have a bit of a hard time choosing five books that I like enough to qualify as favorites, but it was surprisingly easier than I thought. I had my five books picked out very quickly.

 

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)

Out of the books that are out so far in the Throne of Glass series I think that this one is my favorite. It took me forever to start this series but once I finally did I was hooked.

 Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)

The way that this book is told is one of my favorites. It’s told through case files and interviews and transcripts. I flew through this book and its sequel. The story was so interesting and the characters were great. I highly recommend this if your looking to read some science fiction but want something that is a bit of a lighter science fiction. It takes place entirely in space on a space station so that alone is worth picking this book up.

The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles, #2)

I think this book has some of my favorite characters in it. While the mystery of this trilogy is no longer in play in this book, because it is the second book, I feel like the character growth and the plot just thickened even more in this. I recommend this trilogy to any fantasy lover.

Saga, Vol. 6

I really wanted to include a graphic novel in this list and I knew immediately it was going to be the Saga graphic novel series. This graphic novel series is very mature in content so I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this to anyone under the age of 16, due to the strong language and sexual content. However, these graphic novels are phenomenal!

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)

This book is my absolute top from this list. This book is on an entirely different level. I love this book and these characters so much. I am dying to for May to get here so I can have the next book in this series. I don’t really have much else to say about it other than you need to read this series if you haven’t already. If you have read this book I’m sure you know what I mean! HOT DAMN Sarah J Maas sure knows her stuff!

Monthly Wrap Up: February 2017

February was not a good reading month for me. I only managed to read one book and I didn’t buy anything (which my wallet is happy about), but I managed to knock off a challenge so that’s always good. It also wasn’t a good month in terms of blogging for me either. I was in a huge slump last month and it disrupted everything. March will be much better month I am sure of it! I have a ton of things planned in terms of posts and reading plans. So let’s take a look at how February played out….

 

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Ever the Hunted (Clash of Kingdoms, #1)

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3. A book you meant to read in 2016

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Monthly Wrap Up: January 2017
Anticipated Releases: Febraury 2017
Readjusting my Reading Goal