Top 10 All-Time-Favorite Young Adult Fantasy Series

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Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish. Each week they have a topic for which you have to make a top 10 list.

This week’s topic is to make a list of your top 10 all time favorite books in a specific genre. I’m picking the Young Adult Fantasy genre, which is a quite wide one, since I want to read books that I really consider my favorites and it would be hard to find 10 of them if I picked a very small genre…

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Top 10 Popular Authors I’ve Never Read

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

This week’s topic is to name 10 popular authors whose books we’ve never read. Boy, do I have a lot of them!

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Becca Fitzpatrick

 She’s the author of the very popular series “Hush, Hush”, which I’ve been wanting to read for sooo long. And she also has a new book coming out, called Black Ice that sounds really good!

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Maggie Stiefvater

I really want to read her “Wolves of Mercy Fall” and “The Raven Boys” series. She’s also written another series called “Book of Faeries” that isn’t as well known, but it also might be a good one!





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Neil Gaiman

He has written so many books! On the top of my list are Stardust (because I loved the movie) and The Ocean at the End of the Lane (because I’ve heard a lot of good things about it). I’d really like to read some of his work in general, though, because he is said to have a very original writing style.


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Lauren Oliver

She has also written quite a lot of books. The Delirium series and Before I Fall are the ones I’m most excited to read!






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Philippa Gregory

She mostly writes historical fiction, which is a genre I’m not really that much into… But her books seem so intriguing that I really want to try reading some of them. The Cousins’ War and the Tudor Court series are on top of my list here.




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Lauren DeStefano

She’s a quite young author and all of her books sound so intriguing and have gorgeous covers. The Chemical Garden trilogy and Perfect Ruin are books that I really want to pick up soon!




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Jennifer L. Armentrout 

She has also written a lot of books, but you probably know her from the Lux series (at least that’s where I know her from). It’s a really over-hyped that is quite high on my to-read list. I really hope I’ll get the chance to get to it soon!

 

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Julie Kagawa

Author of so many books! The Iron Fey and the Blood of Even series are very popular and I’m looking forward to reading those soon!






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Rainbow Rowell

How could I not include her? She’s become so popular lately, that everyone is talking about her and loving her books. Especially Eleanor & Park and Fangirl are so hyped..! They’re definitely high on my to-read list!

 



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Suzanne Collins

You MIGHT have heard about her… She has written this trilogy… What was it’s name? Oh yeah! THE HUNGER GAMES! I don’t know any Young Adult Book Blogger that hasn’t read this series except (you guessed it…) ME. I’m actually kind of scared to read it because of all that hype, but I still really really wan to!

So, what’s your opinion? With which author should I start first?

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Feature & Follow Friday #2

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Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly meme all about getting new followers and making new friends! It is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison can read, so hop over to their blogs to find out exactly how this works.

If you could, what book would you change the ending or a plot thread?

The first book that comes to my mind is Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer.

Maybe you’ve heard of this book. It’s the last book in a quite unknown series called Twilight. I’m actually a fan of this series. I was obsessed with it for a couple of years and have read all the books more than 3 times. And I still wouldn’t mind re-reading them. That being said, the plot-line of the last book was ridiculous. The beginning was ok, but then that seriously weird thing, called Renesmee happened and messed everything up. Why would you give such a plot twist to a young adult book? It doesn’t make any sense!

Have you read this book? What did you think about it?

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Top 10 Reasons I Love Being a Blogger

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

This week’s topic is to name 10 reasons I love blogging! So here we go!

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Connecting. And by that I mean connecting with you guys. Reading and answering to comments is one thing I love about blogging. Also going on other book blogs and commenting, or participating in blog tours and read-a-thons, which I haven’t done yet, but I really want to!

2Finding out about books. Blogging is a great way of discovering new books. This happens mostly by visiting other blogs and reading reviews and posts about new books. Seriously, before starting this book blog I would go to a bookshop and spend hours trying to find a book that I’d like and now I have about 200 books I want to read on my to-read list!

3Interacting with authors. I remember when I was younger I wanted to write a letter to J. K. Rowling and tell her how much I loved her book. I never did that. I thought she must be getting tons of letters and would never read it. Well book blogging has made talking to authors possible. Maybe not J. K. Rowling, but other authors especially newer ones, who always respond to tweets and are happy to hear that someone liked their book.

4Discussing books. I love that I now know people who love reading just as much as I do! It’s just nice that when I finish a book and am like “Oh my God! What just happened?”, I can write a review or just a tweet about it and someone will answer and we can actually talk about THAT ending or THAT guy and fangirl about it together!

5Goodreads. I seriously love goodreads. And if it wasn’t for blogging and booktube I never would have found out about it! I actually used to keep a list of all the books I’d read in a notebook, but it’s much easier and nicer and more organised on goodreads. It’s awesome!

6Reading more. Ever since I started blogging I’ve also been reading so much more that in the past. It’s just the fact that I now have so much more books I want to read, which gives me motivation to read more and more!

7Saying my opinion. It’s so nice that I can just write what I thought about a book, or what I think about some topic that has to do with books and someone might actually read it. I also love how everyone seems to accept and respect that opinion, even though they might disagree. Readers are the best!

8Writing. It has always been in the back of my head to try and write a book. I’ve even tried it a couple of times, but never got much further. Blogging is for me something in between. I’m not writing a book, but at least I’m writing something!

9Helping others. If I’ve helped even one person find a book they might like I’m happy. I’m always really grateful to other book bloggers for that and I hope I can do the same for someone else.

10 Just because. Because I love spending my free time writing a blog. I love the idea of being a blogger. I love talking about books. I love that I can talk to people from all around the world. I love being accepted in this community. I love being a book blogger.

 

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“Waiting on” Banished by Liz de Jager

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m waiting on

 

Banished by Liz de Jager

Publication date: February 27th 2014

Sworn to protect, honour and slay. Because chaos won’t banish itself…

Kit is proud to be a Blackhart, now she’s encountered her unorthodox cousins and their strange lives. And her home-schooling now includes spells, fighting enemy fae and using ancient weapons. But it’s not until she rescues a rather handsome fae prince, fighting for his life on the edge of Blackhart Manor, that her training really kicks in. With her family away on various missions, Kit must protect Prince Thorn, rely on new friends and use her own unfamiliar magic to stay ahead of Thorn’s enemies. As things go from bad to apocalyptic, fae battle fae in a war that threatens to spill into the human world. Then Kit pits herself against the Elder Gods themselves – it’s that or lose everyone she’s learnt to love.

Synopsis from goodreads.com

Why I can’t Wait

  • It’s a debut novel from an author from South Africa! How cool is that?
  • It’s about fae, which I’ve read absolutely nthing about!
  • Once again, I love the cover!

What are you waiting on this week?

Top 10 Books that Will Make you Swoon

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

This week’s topic is to name 10 books that will make you swoon. I’m not exactly sure what that means, but I’m going to list books that have boys that will make you swoon!

  

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer | Goodreads (This is a double swoon because you can swoon over Edward and Jacob! Totally worth reading!)

Divergent by Veronica Roth | Goodreads (There’s a reason why everyone is so crazy about Four. Trust me.)

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare | Goodreads (Admittedly I’m not a huge fan of the book, but Jace is totally hot!)

  

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead | Goodreads (ADRIAN!!!!)

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead | Goodreads (Another double swoon: Dimitri and Adrian)

The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simons | Goodreads (Another Dimitri that is absolutely hot and swoon-worty!)

  

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins | Goodreads (St. Clair is pretty cute!!!)

Angelfall by Susan Ee | Goodreads (A badass angel! Everything a girl wants!)

The DUFF: Deignated, Ugly, Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger | Goodreads (A bad boy that ends up falling for the girl? Swoon!)

Which books have made you swoon? 🙂

I’d really like to know! I definitely need more swoon-worthy books in my life!

Friday Finds #11

Friday Finds is a book meme hosted over at Should Be Reading. It is a way to show off what books you found over the course of the week and are adding to your TBR pile! It doesn’t have to be books you physically have, just one’s you found that you now want to read!

So this week I found:

   

Psych Major Syndrome by Alicia Thomson | Goodreads (I think this should be really funny, considering that I’m studying psychology!)

Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan | Goodreads (A mystery story that takes place in a bookstore? Hell yes!)

Bridget Jone’s Diary by Helen Fielding | Goodreads (I liked the movie and would like to give the book a try too!)

Maus by Art Spiegelman | Goodreads (A true story by a man whose father was a Jew in Poland during World War 2)

Have you read/liked any of these books?