If You Like This… Then You’ll Like That!

Hi everyone! So for today, I am going to try to recommend books based on other books you might have read and enjoyed. This is a popular Youtube video idea but it still works here! I’ve tried my best to choose different types of genres as well. Let’s get started!

1. If you like:                                                     Then you might like:

starflight  zenithBoth of these books take place in space with badass female characters and space pirates. I think they both give off the same kind of vibe which is why I have grouped them together. Starflight follows a girl who is trying to escape her planet and live life on the outer rim where she doesn’t have to follow absurd rules. she finds herself with a crew who are running away from less than friendly people and tags along for the adventure. Zenith follows a group of girls who are known in the galaxy for their piracy and gives-no-shit attitude. when their past catches up with them, they are given an ultimatum: help the governor find his missing son, or be executed. 

2. If you like:                                                    Then you might like: 

missing  need.jpgThese two books don’t share many similarities when it comes to plot, however, the feeling that I got when reading them both are the same. Missing is about a small town that no one who lives in really likes. The majority of teenagers in high school have a plan to leave the town once they graduate like so many did before them. When Winter discovers a body in the woods, threads of her smalltown life start to unravel and she begins to wonder if the people actually left or if they’re really just missing. Need, on the other hand, is all about this new social media app that grants you anything you wish for. you just ask for something you “need”, complete a task and your wish is granted to you. When the tasks start getting more and more extreme and the body count rises, Kaylee must discover who is actually behind this “game” and she learns how far people are willing to go to get what they need. Both books share a thriller type feeling that leaves the reader on edge. 

 3. If you like:                                                   Then you might like:

Fangirl.jpg  Geekerella  These two books are super adorable, cute and so well written. Fangirl follows a girl named Cath who is in her first year of college. Cath is an introvert who loves to read and write fan-fiction and would rather be doing that than going out to parties like her twin sister. It follows her path to self-discovery and how she handles all the stress that comes with living away from home. Geekerella is a magnificent, modern-day retelling of Cinderella and was one of my favourite books of 2017! It follows Elle, a young girl living with her two step-sisters and step-mother after her father passes away. When she finds out there is going to be a remake of her favourite series, she’s less than happy to find out who’s playing the main character. it’s told from two points of view; neither of them knowing who the other one really is although they continue talking every day. When the series convention comes around, Elle will do whatever it takes to go but she is met with something she wasn’t quite ready to find. These books are just….😍 

4. If you like:                                                   Then you might like:

sea of shadows.jpg           the winner's curse.jpgBoth of these fantasy trilogies are action packed, fast paced and full of emotion. Sea of Shadows reads like a traditional high fantasy story with magic, political intrigue and badass characters. When the spirits of the damned are awakened, twin sisters Ashyn and Moira are faced with monsters they never thought were real. The world is being ravaged by mythical beasts and it’s up to them to set it right. grouped with an imperial guard and an exiled thief, they set out to warn the emperor of the future dangers, however, a frightening secret awaits them in court. The Winner’s Curse is more of an urban fantasy set in a different world. Kestrel is the daughter of the governor of her country so her only options are to join the military or marry; however, Kestrel has a different idea. When she connects with a slave up for sale, she instantly buys him, but she has to keep her feelings for him hidden. It isn’t long before she discovers that he has a secret of his own and the price she paid may have been more than she was willing to part with. 

That’s all I have for now. I hope you enjoyed this and hopefully, it helped you find some books you might enjoy. Until next week,


B ❤




My Top 5 Books of 2017!

Hey everybody! Wow, it has been a very long time. I know, I know… BUT I’m going to try really hard to post on here once a week even if it’s something short.

Today I’ve created a list of my top 5 favourite books that I read in 2017. ( This list is not limited to books that were released in 2017 but ALL books that I read throughout the entire year). Let’s get started!

I read a total of 35 books in 2017. (28 novels, 1 compilation of short stories and 6 graphic  novels). A little shy of my target but I’ve been going through a serious reading slump that I just can’t seem to shake.

Without further ado, let’s get onto my list! >>>>

No. 5 : P.S. I Like You – Kasie West

PS I like you



This book is all about first impressions and how people aren’t always what they appear to be. It’s a cute love story between two teenagers who really learn to be themselves and find each other through a common interest.



No. 4 : Midnight Jewel – Richelle Mead 

Midnight Jewel


This book is interesting because of its format. Yes, it’s the second book but it’s not a sequel. It tells the story of Mira and her experiences in the Glittering Court so while it does overlap the events that take place in the first book, this one is entirely its own. Three words: love, politics, pirates. If any of those intrigues you, then pick this up! 



No. 3 : The Cinder Chronicles – Marissa Meyer

(I know this isn’t one book but shh I’m not cheating!)

The Lunar Chronicles  This series is GOLD! Sci-fi is one of my favourite genres and this series did not disappoint. It deals with the ever present idea of technology replacing humans and the creation of true AI. We follow a 16 year old cyborg who tries to find her place in a society where she isn’t wanted, however, her greatest secret may just save the people who hate her. Each book brings new characters and new fairytale retellings that tie into Cinder’s overall story. 

(Alright fine, if I had to pick one my favourite was probably Winter)

No. 2 : Geekerella – Ashley Poston


What can I tell you about this book? It’s amazing! This book is for every fangirl or boy out there who has ever felt that their likes/interests have separated them in any way from the rest of society. It’s a modern day retelling of Cinderella and it is done so wonderfully that you won’t be able to wipe the smile off your face. Definitely my favourite contemporary of the year.  



And finally, rolling in at number 1. My favourite book of 2017 was………………..







( ———imagine a drum roll———-)






No. 1 : Lord of Shadows – Cassandra Clare

Lord of Shadows

I don’t even know why this is supposed to be a surprise. I’m sure this book is many people’s number one read of 2017, but holy guacamole! (That’s still a saying, right?) This book was a roller coaster of emotions in all the good ways that Cassandra Clare makes me feel. As usual, I was crying, laughing, gasping and overall thrilled with Lord of Shadows. I don’t know how she does it but with every shadowhunters book, she manages to make it better and better. 



And that’s it for my top 5 books that I read in 2017! I hope you enjoyed this little wrap up and I would love to know what your favourite books of last year were! 

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B ❤

Anticipated Reads of Fall/Winter 2016

crookedkingdom.jpg Crooked Kingdom – Leigh Bardugo

The second book in the Six of Crows duology:

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.

Release Date: September 27th 2016

GEMINA.jpg Gemina – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

The Second book in the Illuminae series:

Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.

The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminaecontinues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.

Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and theHypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.

Release Date: October 18th 2016

TALES.jpg Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy – Cassandra Clare et al.

A compilation of stories following Simon Lewis after the events of The Mortal Instruments:

Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. The events of City of Heavenly Fire left him stripped of his memories, and Simon isn’t sure who he is anymore. So when the Shadowhunter Academy reopens, Simon throws himself into this new world of demon-hunting, determined to find himself again. Whomever this new Simon might be.

But the Academy is a Shadowhunter institution, which means it has some problems. Like the fact that non-Shadowhunter students have to live in the basement. At least Simon’s trained in weaponry—even if it’s only from hours of playing D&D.

Release Date: November 15th 2016

HEARTLESS.jpg Heartless – Marissa Meyer

A retelling of the Queen of Hearts from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland:

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favourite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king’s marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.

Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

Release Date: November 8th 2016

million A Million Worlds With You – Claudia Gray

The third book in the Firebird trilogy:

A million universes. A million dangers. One destiny.

The fate of the multiverse rests in Marguerite Caine’s hands. Marguerite has been at the center of a cross-dimensional feud since she first traveled to another universe using her parents’ invention, the Firebird. Only now has she learned the true plans of the evil Triad Corporation—and that those plans could spell doom for dozens or hundreds of universes, each facing total annihilation.

Paul Markov has always been at Marguerite’s side, but Triad’s last attack has left him a changed man—angry and shadowed by tragedy. He struggles to overcome the damage done to him, but despite Marguerite’s efforts to help, Paul may never be the same again.

So it’s up to Marguerite alone to stop the destruction of the multiverse. Billions of lives are at stake. The risks have never been higher. And Triad has unleashed its ultimate weapon: another dimension’s Marguerite—wicked, psychologically twisted, and always one step ahead.

In the epic conclusion to Claudia Gray’s Firebird trilogy, fate and family will be questioned, loves will be won and lost, and the multiverse will be forever changed. It’s a battle of the Marguerites . . . and only one can win.

Release Date: November 1st 2016

Sorry it’s been a while guys, we have been EXTREMELY busy. Hopefully we will be back; thanks for reading!


B ❤

Ruby Red – Kerstin Gier Review


Ruby Red follows a young girl; Gwenyth who comes from a family of time travelers. The time traveling gene is carried down the line as always given to a female born on a specific date. Everyone assumes Gwenyth’s cousin Charlotte will be the one who carries the gene however, Gwenyth’s and her family’s lives get flipped upside down when they realize she is the one who has the gene, not Charlotte. Thrust into a secret group with another time travelling family, Gwenyth begins to learn more about her family and herself.

I think my feelings for this book wildly have to do with the timing I read it. I really was looking for something like this and so that is why I enjoyed it so much, however, there are many problems.
1. The plot is good. Timing is fine and the flow is also good. Information is given nicely because our main character really doesn’t know anything at all so we learn as she learns about time travel etc.

2. Characters are also fine. They seem real enough, especially the secondary characters. It’s strange but I was actually more interested in learning about everyone other than Gideon and Gwenyth; like James and Robert, Rose and Paul and Lady Arista.

3. The writing in this book is what is a huge let down. It’s very bland and juvenile, but this is not the first language-one-translated-into-language-two book I have read so I recognize the faults that come with a translated text. Dialogue is a bit cheesy whereas in its original form it would be natural. Because I knew that this was translated I was able to ignore a lot of the flops in the writing and just enjoy the story as a whole.

This book is primarily focused on plot rather than characters which is okay but I tend to like character driven books more.

The time travel aspect in the book is very interesting though. I like that is very specific:
– In Gwenyth’s family only a female can carry the gene. In Gideon’s family, only a male can carry the gene.
– you have to be born on a specific day (October the 7th I think)
– you can only travel back in time for up to 4 hours at a time
– you travel back to where you are in the present. For example, if I am in my home and I travel back, I will land in the exact same spot in x-period of time. So if you’re in you’re bedroom on the second floor and travel back 100 years, you better hope your house was already built or you might end up falling all the way down to the ground
– you cannot travel to the future or to a period during your lifetime
– the travelling happens unexpectedly if not drawn out once a day. Think of it as built up energy. In a 24 hour period, you build up the time travel ‘energy’ in your body. If you do not use the chronograph (a device that allows you to choose when specifically you travel back in time) to release set ‘energy’, your body will be forced to release it on its own and so you find yourself time travelling randomly to a random time period.
– only Twelve people will ever have this gene. One for each zodiac symbol of you will. Gwenyth is the last; a ruby.

That is was really had me interested. All the background information about time travelling and about how it works and how people used it is very interesting. Also, the secret that the guardians are trying to achieve by gathering all the travellers blood is mysterious. What is their goal ? Is it all. For Count Saint Germain? Is he trying to reach Immortality? Or is it something else completely.

From the moment Lucy and Paul was mentioned I knew they weren’t going to be bad. I knew that the group currently working with Gwenyth are probably the real enemies and the count is the antagonist whereas Lucy and Paul are trying to help them.

I also enjoyed that this book was so light. I flew right through it in almost one sitting (I have a life sometimes 😉)  it didn’t take itself seriously which is good because of its writing.

Overall, I wish I could have read this in its original language. It’s too bad I do not understand German in the least… Unfortunately, with translations, there is always fear of miscommunication. Something that is directly translated may not carry with it its original meaning.

Danke für Lesen!

3.5/5 stars


B ❤

ps. Sorry if I butchered that translation, it’s supposed to say thanks for reading! XD

New Video! The Coffee Book Tag!

Check out the coffee book tag I just did over on our youtube channel! Don’t mind my super awkwardness..


Thanks for watching!


B ❤

The Raven King – Maggie Stiefvater Review

Hey bookies! I’m so excited to be bringing you my review of Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven King. 

So this book continues pretty much right after Blue Lily, Lily Blue. Its the home stretch people! Piper Greenmantle has awoken a demon and for now it seems to be following her orders but it is an “undower” which means that it slowly starts to kill Cabeswater and all things created by it. Gansey is forced to make a difficult decision, Ronan and Adam learn about what they really want and Blue discovers a piece of herself. 

Maggie’s way of writing is very unique. She always leaves me questioning things and it always feels eerie, but I love that about her. The characters and the world is fantastic. 

[SPOILERS] okay so let’s get down to it. I flew through the first half of this book really quickly because I was hyped up for it and I needed to know what was going to happen. When I got to the half way point I began to wonder how things were going to go down and it wasn’t until the end that I realized there are so many strings left untied. 

Things I liked : 

1. I appreciated Adam’s character a lot more in this book because he is sure of who he is and what he wants. I always liked Blue and Gansey so that didn’t change. Ronan was also very interesting because of his character development. I love the line in chapter 6 when he makes jokes about Blue getting suspended. I would love to read more about Ronan and Blue because I feel like he’s the one she interacts with the least but their chemistry is the most interesting.

2. THE SHIP. I knew that Ronan and Adam were endgame since (almost) the beginning! I’m so happy that they confessed to each other. Oh and obviously Gansey and Blue, they were obvious though. 

3. Laumonier. Oh my goodness! I laughed so hard when I read chapter 10. How Maggie wrote that was brilliant; it makes me wonder if she was under the influence 😅 

Things I didn’t like: 

The ending. I knew that Glendower was going to be dead. I was hoping that he wouldn’t be but it was too good to be true. From that point on the book fell flat. I was so ready to give it 5 stars but then I was left with so many questions: 

1. Does Laumonier 2+3 get revenge on The Gray Man for killing Laumonier 1 ? 

2. Does The Gray Man return to Maura ? Does he start working with Henry’s mom? 

3. What happened with Matthew? He didn’t actually die right ? 

4. Does Blue’s father just stay in his tree from now on ? Does he even live with them anymore ? 

5. Does Blue’s kiss continue to provide death to Gansey ? 

6. Where did the demon go ? It took 4 books to wake him up and a 5 minute fight to defeat him ? 

7. Now that Cabeswater gave up himself to bring Gansey back to life and he has pieces of Cabeswater in him, does that mean Adam is the hands and eyes of some part of Gansey ? 

8. Where did Gwenlilian go ? 

9. What exactly happened with Noah ? Was he trying to tell us that he’s the one that whispered those things to Gansey when he died the first time ? Or was that just him passing on finally? And how come the gang didn’t get to say goodbye to him ? That’s not fair. 

Lastly, I don’t understand Henry Cheng’s character. I understand that his mother is a magical artifact seller/buyer and that the Robobee is important but I don’t understand the importance of him as a character that joins the group at the last minute and becomes so attached to the main characters. I don’t feel the necessity of him joining the picture. 

These unanswered questions do not mean that I do not like the book! I want to know the answers so badly that I can’t ignore the fact that I care that much, which means that I really like the book. I just wished there was a little more.  [SPOILERS] 

So overall, I really enjoyed this book. I love Maggie Stiefvater’s writing style, the plot is totally unique and the characters are well developed. I wish the ending could have been more dramatic and climactic but I definitely recommend this series to anyone who wants something different. 

4 / 5 stars 


B ❤

The Hamilton Book Tag!

Hey bookies, I think everyone knows what Hamilton is by now. If not, it’s a musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda about one of American’s founding father: Alexander Hamilton. The music is A+ and the play is very educational; since we are not American and knew nothing about this before listening to the musical. Anyways, here is our rendition of The Hamilton Book Tag!

DISCLAIMER : Contains Spoilers for the Harry Potter Series and the Hunger Games Series

The Room Where It Happens
A book world you would put yourself into

Bia:TheRavenCycle.pngWouldn’t it be so cool to live in this world? The characters are all so great and unique that I would love to be friends with them. Also, the magic and eeriness of this world is fascinating!



Who wouldn’t want to be a witch or wizard studying at the infamous Hogwarts? I would just like to ride Buckbeak around all day, study with Dumbledore and read all the books in the Library!

The Schuyler Sisters
An Underrated Female Character

Bia:The Testing

More people have to read this book! It is so good and Cia Vale is a really smart, determined main character that deserves more credit.


The Gathering.jpg

I think people just need to pick up a Kelley Armstrong book ASAP, because her characters are so diverse and so easy to adore! The Gathering is set in the same world as The Darkest Powers and each character gives an important essence to the story, plus Maya Delaney is just a character you’ll automatically love. She’s badass, intuitive and spoiler she’s a freakin’ shapeshifter!

My Shot
A Character that goes after what they want and doesn’t let anything stop them


Moira is so badass and she does not let anything get in the way of doing what’s right or protecting her sister and even if you can’t relate to her stubbornness and/or brashness, you will definitely admire her loyalty.


Throne of galss.jpg

There’s too much I can say that’ll definitely express how badass Celaena is in the Throne of Glass Series. She always strives to protect the ones she loves and doesn’t let anyone or anything get in the way of her mission. She’s witty and cunning and handles a sword better than any assassin I’ve read about. She to a “T” the sassiest, strongest and loyal character I’ve ever read.

The most heartbreaking end to a relationship you’ve ever read

Bia:A Walk to Remember

Nicholas Sparks… WHY?! I cried forever after this… No Spoilers but… I mean, if you know Sparks than you probably have an idea.


Nothing in this world can express how saddened, broken and defeated I felt when these two went their separate ways. I don’t care if this is the hugest spoiler to ever happen but really, Rowling? I was an absolute wreck after reading this scene.

You’ll Be Back
The Sassiest Villain

The Hunger GamessPresident Snow

You may not be thinking about President Snow as sassy… but damn, he is. He put everyone back in the Hunger Games JUST CAUSE. He LAUGHED when Katniss shot Coin. I mean thats’s pretty sassy.

Cass:The Lunar Chronicles Queen levana.jpg

Queen Levana…. Need I say more? Whether you have a murderous bone in your body, you will wish this character death and her sassy mouth doesn’t help much either.


The Reynolds Pamphlet
A book with a twist you didn’t see coming


I’ll be honest, I did not see that coming. I had a feeling someone would… but not her. Veronica Roth got spunk, I’ll give her that.


Lady MIdnight.jpg

SPOILERS SPOILERS SO MUCH SPOILERS!!!! If you’ve read LM by Cass Clare you’ll know what I’m talking about but forreals?! Those last 10 pages… grr.

A book series you marathoned


Love these books! Each one is unique and super cute. I read Anna in one sitting and picked up the other two right away!



How quickly I binged this series, I was a bit hesitation going into this series but boy was I wrong! Read all four books in the series as well as the prequel/ collection of short stories in a week’s time.

A book with multiple point of views

Bia:14. salt to the sea

I’ll just keep mentioning this book until everyone in the world has read it…


Throne of GlaSSS.jpg

The multiple POV’s of this series really makes you attach yourself to each and every one of the characters. Sarah J Maas kicks ass at kicking ass!

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story
A book/series you believe will be remembered throughout history


Whether you were the person who:

  1. Hated the series but never read it
  2. Loved the series but never read it
  3. Hated the series and have read it
  4. Loved the series and have read it
  5. Hated the series but secretly loved it
  6. Or Loved the series but secretly hated it

You have to admit that EVERYONE knows about Twilight. It’s what started Young Adult for a lot of readers today.


Lord of the rings.jpg

I’m a tad biased with this choice, mostly because this series changed my life and really got me hooked on the high fantasy lifestyle. Whether you watched the films, read the series or just wish deep down you were a hobbit you have heard of Lord of the Rings. It will forever be the high fantasy that brought together a multi million franchise, and it will follow me till the end of time.

Stay Alive
A character you wish you could bring back to life

Bia+Cass:Harry Potter

I feel like I need to create a list for… well okay, here we go:

  1. Sirius Black
  2. Severus Snape
  3. Hedwig (I mean really Rowling!?)
  4. Dobby
  5. Fred Weasley
  6. Albus Dumbledore
  7. Cedric Diggory
  8. Alastor Moody
  9. Remus Lupin
  10. Nymphadora Tonks
  11. AND SO MANY OTHERS including (but not limited to) Dean Thomas’s father and Neville Longbottom’s parents and Luna Lovegood’s mom

And that’s all for The Hamilton Book Tag! It was lots of fun, and anyone who wants to do it, consider yourself tagged! (:


B + C ❤