Back into Reading

Hey there!

It has been awhile since I’ve posted anything on here. I’m sorry agiphybout that. I’ve kind of been in a weird mood these last few months, and haven’t felt like reading anything. This surely hasn’t been the first time this has happened, and it won’t be the last. However, I’ve been feeling like getting out of this mood, and I need some recommendations to help me. So let me know what you have been reading and loving lately!

So what have I been doing recently? Well at the end of August I started watching Battlestar Galacticbattlestar_galactica_introa(2003 version), and in September I finished it. I was hesitant to start this show because I honestly didn’t think I would like it. I’m so glad to say that I was completely wrong. I absolutely LOVED this show. It was everything you could want in a television show and more! I’m thinking about doing a Why I Love: Battelstar Galactica post so I can share all my love for it there.

TBR || Graphic Novels

So I wen51veWQRX2wL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_t to the library today and picked up a bunch of graphic novels that I’ve been hearing great things about and wanted to check out!

I’ve been hearing great things about this graphic novels series by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez and so I’ve been very interested in this! It seems like it will be a creepy read….I’m hoping!

Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them. Home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all…

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As most people are, I’m a fan of the Saga series! I just started reading these last year, and I finally got Saga Volume 5! I really wanted to reread Volume 4 so I could do a quick recap, but my library didn’t have it in. Either way, I’m so excited to get to this one!

Multiple storylines collide in this cosmos-spanning new volume. While Gwendolyn and Lying Cat risk everything to find a cure for The Will, Marko makes an uneasy alliance with Prince Robot IV to find their missing children, who are trapped on a strange world with terrifying new enemies. Collects Saga #25-30.

I’ve been really interested in the Rat Queens graphic novels since I saw some booktubers haul them. I was glad to see my library had 3 volumes in!

Who are the Rat Queens?
A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they’re in the business of killing all god’s creatures for profit.
It’s also a darkly comedic sass-and-sorcery series starring Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief. This modern spin on an old school genre is a violent monster-killing epic that is like Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world on crack!

The Wicked + The Divine are the ones I think I’m the most excited to read! They seem like stories I wold absolutely love!

Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critical tongue-attractors like Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to create a world where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever.

Top Ten Tuesday || Books I HAD to have, but still have yet to read!

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This week’s topic: Freebie Week!

 

  1. A Game of Thrones– I bought the box set of the first four books, and of course they’re still sitting on my shelf. I haven’t watched the show either.
  2. Looking for Alaska- This book has been on my shelf for so long. It was my first John Green book I bought, but will be one of the last of his books to read.
  3. Gone Girl- I bought this because I wanted to see the movie. I have yet to read or see the movie.
  4. Allegiant- I tried to read this book twice already and I have trouble getting into it. I’m thinking about giving it one more chance and then I’m just going to say NO!
  5. Throne of Glass- Everyone is talking about this book. I bought this for my nook when the fourth book was about to be released, and I still haven’t read it.
  6. Under the Dome- This is another one I got for my ereader, and have yet to read it. I figured it would be easier and less intimidating to read this if it was on my Nook. I really enjoyed the show…at least the first 2 seasons of it!

Book Review || The 5th Wave

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Author- Rick Yancey
Pages- 457
Rating-  4 out of 5
Companion/Sequel/Other- 1st book!

This will contain SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! This was my first Rick Yancy read, and I’m glad hat I picked this one! This book starts off with the others ship landing on earth. Everything was quite for ten days. After the tenth day…all hell broke loose.

So I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this book. I knew it was about aliens and an invasion, but that’s all I knew. I really loved this take on the story. The waves and different stages of attack. I found myself wanting to keep reading, because I wanted to know what was going to happen. I could say it was the characters, which in some part it was. But.i really think it was Rick Yancey’s writing. There’s something about his writing that keep me invested!

The characters were fantastic. Going into this, I had NO IDEA this was told in different perspectives. Here I am reading from Cassie’s perspective, and then all of sudden it’s talking about someone being called Zombie. I was like what the hell? Afterward, it’s easy to differentiate whose point of view! My favorite to rawread from is Ben. I found his story to be the one that I was most invested in!

Cassie is such a strong, sarcastic and funny character! It was great to read from her and get her point of view of the invasion. We follow Cassie as she tries to get to her brother Sammy who gets taken to Wright Patterson(Camp Haven) a supposed safe zone! She goes through so much on the way including meeting Evan, the man who shoots and saves her!

Evan is cool, and very bad-ass, but also creepy in my opinion. When I was reading it I just found some of the things he did and said to be creepy. I like him as a character, but I’m hoping we get to read more from his perspective in the next book! Maybe I won’t find him to be as creepy!

Ben is my favorite! He’s strong, loyal and he makes a good leader. I loved his relationship with Nugget(Sammy). It was so cute! I loved that he went back for Team-Badass-3-the-vampire-diaries-tv-show-30723089-500-333Nugget when he found out the truth, and went back for Cassie at the end when he could’ve easily left her.

Speaking of the ending, it was my favorite part of this whole book! I loved how we were reading from the different perspectives and then it all comes together: Cassie, Ben, Evan, and Nugget(Sam). The ending had me pulled in, and Cassie, Ben and Evan make a hell of a team! I wouldn’t want to be on the bad side of them!

June TBR

Now, I normally don’t make TBRs. It’s not because I don’t like them, because I always LOVE seeing what other people want to read. I don’t normally do these because I NEVER, EVER stick to them. However, I really want to get back into reading this month. I haven’t read anything since February. I plan to set aside a few books that I REALLY want to get to, and will hopefully be able to fly through this month. I don’t plan on getting to all these this month, but that would be amazing if I did!

  1. Sweet Hope- Tillie Cole
  2. Lady Midnight- Cassandra Clare
  3. We Were Liars- E. Lockhart
  4. The Choice- Nicholas Sparks
  5. A Court of Thorns and Roses- Sarah J. Maas
  6. The 5th Wave- Rick Yancey

Top Ten Tuesday- Books I would read on the beach

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This week’s topic: Beach Reads Week — top ten great beach reads, ten books I plan to read on the beach, ten beach reads for those who don’t like typical *beach reads*, ten authors who are my go to for beach reads, etc.

Now I’m not a beach person, but in the rare chance that I was at the beach for a day or summer, these are the books that I would be choosing from!

  1. To All the Boy I’ve Loved Before- Jenny Han
  2. A Court of Thorns and Roses- Sarah J. Maas
  3. We Were Liars- E. Lockhart
  4. The Choice- Nicholas Sparks
  5. Throne of Glass- Sarah J. Maas
  6. Attachments- Rainbow Rowell
  7. Sweet Hope- Tillie Cole
  8. Nowhere But Here- Katie McGarry
  9. The Unexpected Everything- Morgan Matson
  10. The Boy Most LIkely To- Huntley Fitzpatrick

Cover Reaction- Deep Redemption

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This is the fourth book in the Hades Hangmen series! The cover was revealed yesterday, and I was so excited to see it! Like the other covers in this series, I’m intrigued, especially with who could be hiding behind the tree? tumblr_n2amb4vRsJ1qj4315o1_500

As of now, a synopsis hasn’t been release! What I do know is that we can expect this to be like the other ones in this series. A dark, but beautiful story that breaks your heart mends it together, just to rip it to shreds again! And NO I’m not being dramatic!

I’m so excited to read this story on July 12th, 2016! And if you haven’t read the previous stories, you should check them out! If you have read them, you can check out my reviews below!

Book Review- It Ain’t Me, Babe

Book Review- Heart Recaptured

Book Review- Souls Unfractured