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Wishlist Wednesday: The 100

Wishlist Wednesday

Wishlist Wednesday is a meme hosted by Pen to Paper, where bloggers get the chance to show which books they’ve added to their wishlist this week.

On my wishlist this week is The 100 by Kass Morgan. I remember hearing a lot about this a few months ago, and now I really want to read it since starting to watch the tv show.

Kass Morgan - The 100

No one has set foot on Earth in centuries — until now.

Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth’s radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents — considered expendable by society — are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life…or it could be a suicide mission.

CLARKE was arrested for treason, though she’s haunted by the memory of what she really did. WELLS, the chancellor’s son, came to Earth for the girl he loves — but will she ever forgive him? Reckless BELLAMY fought his way onto the transport pod to protect his sister, the other half of the only pair of siblings in the universe. And GLASS managed to escape back onto the ship, only to find that life there is just as dangerous as she feared it would be on Earth.

Confronted with a savage land and haunted by secrets from their pasts, the hundred must fight to survive. They were never meant to be heroes, but they may be mankind’s last hope.

I love the tv show, and although the books seems to be quite different, it still looks really good. It’s definitely a book I plan on buying pretty soon.

What’s on your wishlist this week?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Most Owned Authors

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and involves making a lists about a certain topic. And who doesn’t like making lists, right?

Top Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From

Originally I was going to use goodreads to do this week’s top ten, but then I realised I have quite a few books that I haven’t added to goodreads. So, I ended up counting each of my books individually to find out who my top ten authors are this week!

10. Maria V. Snyder – 8 Books

I discovered Maria V. Snyder last summer and went on to read as many of her books as possible. I have one book left of her Healer series, which is awesome, and I loved her Study series. I really like her fantasy worlds and the characters that she creates. Especially Valek.

9. Ally Carter – 9 Books

I’ve been reading Ally Carter’s books for a while and I’ve enjoyed every single one. I have all six of her Gallagher Girls series and her three Heist Society books, which are my favourites.

7. Cassandra Clare – 10 Books

I think I started reading Clare’s books when Clockwork Angel first came out and I fell in love with them, especially The Infernal Devices. I own all three of those, and all six of The Mortal Instruments. I’m also counting her Bane Chronicles as one book seeing as I have all of those too as ebooks.

7. Philippa Gregory – 10 Books

Philippa Gregory is joint seventh with Cassandra Clare, and I didn’t actually realise how many of her books I own. Her historical fiction are some of my favourites, especially the newer series The Cousins’ War. It’s really awesome, and I still need to finish watching the tv series that was made.

6. J. K. Rowling – 11 Books

I’m not surprised that J. K. Rowling is on this list. I’ve loved her books ever since I was little. I’ve got all seven Harry Potter books, Fantastic Beats, Beedle the Bard and a copy of the Philosopher’s Stone in Welsh. I also have The Cuckoo’s Calling which I am definitely counting as Rowling. Actually, I have two copies of that, so I kind of own 12 of her books.

5. Caroline Lawrence – 12 Books

I was a huge fan of the Roman Mysteries when I was younger, and they’re still on my bookshelf. They’re a really awesome series set in Roman times following the adventures of four friends. They were so much fun, and I still have both the majority of the books and the audiobooks. I also really enjoyed the tv show that was made, although they only did a few of the books.

4. Rick Riordan – 13 Books

It’s no surprise that Rick Riordan is on my list. I’m a huge fan and I’m eagerly awaiting The Blood of Olympus. I have all five Percy Jacksons, four Heroes of Olympus and three Kane Chronicles books. I also own The Demigod Diaries, which is a fun addition.

3. Robert Jordan – 14 Books

I haven’t finished The Wheel of Time series yet, but I do own 13 of the books plus the prequel. I’m on the ninth book at the moment and enjoying the series. My set is really mismatched though because the majority of my books came from charity shops so they all look very strange next to each other.

2. Robert Muchamore – 15 Books

I forgot how many books I owned by Robert Muchamore until I looked earlier. I have almost all of the Henderson Boys series (six of them) and another nine Cherub books. I was pretty addicted to the books for a while and was trying to read all of them. I have not yet managed that.

1. Agatha Christie – 60 Books

I wasn’t at all surprised to see Agatha Christie at the top of my list. When I was about twelve or thirteen I got addicted to her books and tried to read as many as possible. I went to charity shops, car boot sales etc. to get them as cheaply as possible and I still enjoy rereading them sometimes. There are still a lot I haven’t read so hopefully I’ll get round to reading them some day.

Edit: It seems I forgot to add Roald Dahl to my list, even though I own eight of his books. Just pretend that I added him at the start.

Who are your most owned authors?

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Stacking the Shelves #27

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Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga, where book lovers get to share what their latest additions to their book shelves are.

I only got the one new book this week, but I am SO excited about reading it! Although I am slightly worried about all the hype that there’s been around it.

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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

I’ll definitely be starting it very soon!

What did you add to your shelves this week?

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Thoughts On: How to Train Your Dragon 2

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I was a huge fan of How to Train Your Dragon. I’ve never read the books (although I plan to), but the first film was awesome. I was slightly worried that the second film wouldn’t compare, but it did. It most definitely did. I think it was probably better! The storyline, the characters, the animation, the music. It was all amazing. Dare I say it, it was a lot better than Frozen (not that I have anything against that film because I love it.)

I mean, the interactions between the characters were amazing. Hiccup and Astrid were adorable and I ship them so much. Hiccup and Toothless, one of the best bromances of all time, were the cutest thing ever. I couldn’t get enough of them because they were so perfect. Hiccup and his father were amazing too. Actually, Hiccup and anybody were perfect. I’ve got to say though, one of the highlights had to be Ruffnut. She was absolutely hilarious in this film and I loved her. Can you tell I pretty much loved everything in this film?

The plot itself was amazing and brilliant and heartbreaking. I went into this film knowing what happened towards the end, but it still got me almost crying. Seriously, this is an emotional film. The music definitely adds to that emotion as well. John Powell’s score was so beautiful and I’m possibly in love with the soundtrack. The film is definitely worth seeing!

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Review: The Young World (The Young World Trilogy #1)

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After a mysterious Sickness wipes out the rest of the population, the young survivors assemble into tightly run tribes. Jefferson, the reluctant leader of the Washington Square tribe, and Donna, the girl he’s secretly in love with, have carved out a precarious existence among the chaos. But when another tribe member discovers a clue that may hold the cure to the Sickness, five teens set out on a life-altering road trip to save humankind.

The tribe exchanges gunfire with enemy gangs, escapes cults and militias, braves the wilds of the subway and Central Park…and discovers truths they could never have imagined.

I received a review copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

There were things I loved about this book, and there were things that really annoyed me. One moment I’d be loving the action and the story, and the next the characters would be annoying me. Basically, I have very mixed feelings about this book but it was a good book overall.

Story-wise, I really enjoyed this book. All the adults mysteriously dying isn’t the most original of plots, but I did really enjoy the way the story was told. It’s pretty much the story of a bunch of kids trying to save the world before they die, whilst being chased by other crazy kids (think Lord of the Flies). The main characters had to go through a lot in the story and plenty happened to keep the story interesting. Plus the action scenes were brilliant. They were definitely a highlight of the book.

The characters, however, were the part of the book I wasn’t so keen on. Although I loved the secondary characters – Peter and Brainbox being my favourites – I wasn’t so keen on Jefferson and Donna, our narrators. Sometimes I really liked them, but there were other time when they really annoyed me. Jeff’s character seemed to change a lot, and he didn’t seem particularly consistent. Then again, I really liked how determined he was to save the world.

Donna, on the other hand, annoyed me quite a bit. Although she made me laugh a lot sometimes, I just found that I hated her chapters. One of the reasons for this was the text speak and the fact that the dialogue in her chapters tended to be written in the form of a script. It really annoyed me. Also, Donna was so judgmental about other people and seemed to hate any girl who appeared in the book. To be fair, she did realise that she was doing that, but then carried on doing it anyway. Yeah, I wasn’t a huge fan of her character.

The one other thing that drove me insane were the amount of references made in this book. There were quite a few that I just didn’t get, and they seemed to pop up all the time. However, this book did have a lot of good points and I did enjoy reading it. The ending definitely left me wanting more, and I’ll be keeping an eye out for the next book in the series.

The Young World will be released on the 29th of July, 2014.

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Wishlist Wednesday: If I Stay

Wishlist Wednesday

Wishlist Wednesday is a meme hosted by Pen to Paper, where bloggers get the chance to show which books they’ve added to their wishlist this week.

This week I’m wishing for If I Stay by Gayle Forman. It looks amazing and sad and really good, so it’s definitely a book that I need to read very soon.

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Just listen, Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel.

I open my eyes wide now.
I sit up as much as I can.
And I listen.

Stay, he says.

Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?

Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it’s the only one that matters.

If I Stay is a heartachingly beautiful book about the power of love, the true meaning of family, and the choices we all make.

It sounds so good, and that cover is really pretty. I saw the trailer when I went to see The Fault in Our Stars, and now I really want to read the book before seeing the film. Speaking of the trailer, here it is.

Have you read it? What did you think?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Characters I’d Want on a Deserted Island

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and involves making a lists about a certain topic. And who doesn’t like making lists, right?

Top Ten Characters I Would Want With Me On A Deserted Island

It took me a while to come up with this list, but I finally managed to choose the ten characters that I wanted on a desert island with me.

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Leo Valdez from The Heroes of Olympus

He’s awesome with fire. I think that would be a pretty useful skill on a deserted island, right? Also, he can make pretty much anything.

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Maddie Brodatt from Code Name Verity

Considering that Leo could probably make a plane, Maddie could easily fly everybody off the island. Also, she’d be a lot of fun to have around because she’s awesome.

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Zuzana Nováková from Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Zuzana is an awesome person and probably wouldn’t care that much that she’s stuck on a deserted island.

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Carswell Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles

I would imagine that Thorne would be quite handy in a situation like this. I mean, he was pretty amazing in Cress so he’d be useful on a deserted island.

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Sturmhond from The Grisha Trilogy

Sturmhond is on this list because I love him. Plus he invents things too, right?

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Richard Campbell Gansey III from The Raven Cycle

Again, I love Gansey and therefore he should be on this deserted island. I’m sure he’d be useful, but I just want him there because he’s a lovely person.

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Hermione Granger from Harry Potter

Hermione would definitely be the person who’d actually try (and succeed) getting off the island and making sure that nobody dies.

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Valek from Poison Study

Valek is another of my favourite characters and that’s why he’s on this list. Also, he could fend off any enemies just in case the island isn’t actually deserted.

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Celaena Sardothien from Throne of Glass

She’d also be useful in fending off enemies. And she’s a great character who I love.

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Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean

I know that I’m cheating here, but Captain Jack Sparrow is pretty much the king of deserted islands. I don’t think anybody could cope without him on a deserted island!

Who would you have on your deserted island?