Top 10 Tuesday | Sequels I Can’t Wait to Get my Hands on

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1. Lullaby, book #2 in the Watersong series by Amanda Hocking | Goodreads

2. Unseen, book #2 in the Elemnts trilogy by Melissa Pearl | Goodreads

3. City of Ashes, book #2 in the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare | Goodreads

4. World After, book #2 in the Penryn and the End of Days series by Susan Ee | Goodreads

   

5. Rebel, book #2 in the Reboot duology by Amy Tintera | Goodreads

6. The Evolution of Mara Dyer, book #2 in the Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkin | Goodreads

7. Split Second, book #2 in the Pivot Point series by Kasie West | Goodreads

8. Lola and the Boy Next Door, book #2 in the Anna and the French Kiss trilogy by Stephenie Perkins | Goodreads

 

9. Hunger, book #2 in the Gone series by Michael Grant | Goodreads

10. Allegiant, book #3 in the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth | Goodreads (That’s the only one that is not the second book of the series… Does that still count as sequel? Hmm…)

This was really SO much fun to do!

Let me know which sequels you are looking forward to start! 🙂

Top 10 Tuesday | Character Names I Love

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1. Hermione from Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling

I remember when I was around 11 and was reading this book for the first time, I wanted to change my name into Hermione!

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 2. Isabelle from City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

 I just always liked that name!

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3. Edward from Twilight by Stephenie Meyer 

I instantly fell in love with both the character and the name

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4. Cassie from The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

I listened to the audio book version of this and loved the way it was pronounced by the narrator!

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5. Aphrodite from Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast 

I generally like this name! And the character in the book!

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6. Alaska from Looking for Alaska by John Green

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7. Mara from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Because by best friend’s name is also Mara and I kept thinking about her while reading this!

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8. Raffe from Angelfall by Susan Ee

Because it was a smart hint as to who he really was!

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9. Vasilissa from The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead 

Because it meand “Queen” in greek.

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10. Stevie Rae from Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Because it sounds sweet and country-like.

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What are some of your favorite character names?

Top 10 Tuesday | Books I was Forced to Read

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First of all, I cannot say that I’ve ever been “forced” to read a book, but I often felt like I had to read something mostly due to peer pressure. Most of the times the book turned out to be pretty good, but at some occasions I ended up really disliking the book.

So, first the good ones:

1. Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling

Yes! You read correctly. I never wanted to read this book, but my cousin was raving about it and got it to me as a gift for my 11th birthday, so I decided to give it a try and guess what? It’s my favorite book up until today!

2.Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan

This one is one of my brother’s favorites and he insisted I should read! Since he already had the books I started reading them and ended up loving them!

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3. Anna and the french kiss by Stephenie Perkins

I refused reading this book, because of the cover and the title! They’re both just terrible! But after hearing everyone raving about it, I finally read it and it was REALLY good!!!

4. The fault in our stars by John Green

This one, I wasn’t opposed to reading. It sounded quite interesting, but I never would have picked it up if all these people weren’t talking about it! I actually only found out about it a few months ago and instantly felt like I had to read it!!!

5. The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown

Well, this book was so popular some years ago, that I again felt like I had to read it! I remember I would walk into a bookstore and there were millions of copies for this book and every librarian was recommending it! And they really knew what they were talking about!

6. The eight by Katherine Neville

My best friend in highschool had read this book and she was really excited about it and always telling me how I should read it! So I bought it and it was very, very good! It’s actually in the same style as the DaVinci Code, so if you enjoyed that one, I highly recommend this one too!

7. Pongwiffy by Kaye Umansky

My best friend in elementary school was pressuring me to read this book, because according to her it was hilarious. So I borrowed the book from her and read it and it gradually became one of my favorite childhood series!

And now onto te bad ones! Books I was “forced” to read and didn’t like:

8. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen is generally a highly appreciated young adult author, so since everyone was talking about how great all her books are, I started reading this one. It was a total disappointment! I didn’t like almost anything about this book, apart from a couple of characters and ended up giving this 3 stars, which was even generous! My review about it.

9. The 5th wave by Rick Yancey

I’m sure most of you have heard about this book, or even read it and thought it was great, but it was really not for me! I was hesitant to read this to begin with, because I’m not really into alien books, but everyone was finding it great, so I ended up reading it, but I wish I didn’t!

10. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne

 This book has a long story for me, because I was actually named after the female lead character of this book, whose name was Nadia. So, my parents always told me I should read this book, but for some reason when I was younger, I really objected to reading it. When I got a bit older I realized I HAD to read it, but I was a bit past the target audience and found the story quite childish and old-fashioned! I’m still really sad I didn’t like this, though… I might try it again someday.

Let me know which books you feel like you were forced to read! 🙂

Top 10 Tuesday | Series I Need to Start Yesterday

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Being a new bloger, I had no idea that the theme of each week is always set, so I wrote my top 10 series I need to start yesterday, instead of this week’s theme which was top 10 book turn-offs.

Oh well…

Top 10 Series I need to Start Yesterday

1. Beautiful by Jamie McGuire

 

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2. Legend by Marie Lu

  

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3. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

   

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4. Lux by Jennifer L. Armentrout

   

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5. The Hunger Games by Suzan Collins

  

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6. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

  

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7. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

  

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8. Slated by Teri Terry

  

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9. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

 

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10. Delirium by Lauren Oliver

  

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