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………………..







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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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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!


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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..


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Star Wars Book Tag

Hey bookies! We’re back with yet another tag… these are so fun to do, I can’t help myself. This one is extra special because it’s STAR WARS and that is pretty much my favourite thing ♥

This tag was created by Joana and Elizabeth and I will link their videos of this tag here and here!

In honour of the recent movie addition to the Star Wars world, I have added to this tag to include the new characters and some others I like. So, let’s get started!

(All pictures are edited by me)

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1. The Shadowhunter’s Codex – Cassandra Clare and Joshua Lewis

Shadowhunter's Codex

Reading the notes left by the characters is hilarious, especially when it’s Simon and Jace banter.


2. Solara Brooks from Starflight – Melissa Landers


Solara is so badass! She uses her ‘master’ to find her way to the outer realm so she can make a better life for herself and let’s just say, he isn’t too happy when he finds out she tricked him.


3. Gale/Katniss/Peeta from The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Gamess

This love triangle was so pointless! I think everyone knew she was going to end up with Peeta. Was anyone even ON team Gale? Probably not after what he did in Mocking Jay.


4. Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman


LOVE THIS BOOK! The authors did an amazing job bringing these characters and this world to life using a unconventional method.


5. The House of Night – P.C. and Kristin Cast


I have read almost all of the books in this series and I can’t even explain why. It started out okay but it just kept going downhill. Sometimes, a series just needs to stop.


6. Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling

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I understand why he had to die but the way he died was so sad. To be killed by a friend is tragic and see him in your eyes as you fall from a tower is overkill.


7. Victoria Enright from The Darkest Powers – Kelley Armstrong

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She is the sass master; girl doesn’t quit.


8. The Winner’s Curse – Marie Rutkoski

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The politics in this world is so well thought out and the story behind it is so well written.


9. Alive – Scott Sigler

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When I first got into this book I was not expecting it to be so good. I generally don’t have much luck with male young adult authors but Scott Sigler proved to be a worthy writer.


10. The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton

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I had to read this book in 8th grade and I am so grateful because it made me grow as a reader and as a person.


11. Sebastian Morgenstern from The Mortal Instruments – Cassandra Clare


… He is evil incarnate, and I think we are all waiting for his devil fairy child to appear.

(The next few ones are the ones I added)

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12. Reagan from Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell


I loved the relationship she has with Cath because they are polar opposites and yet they still clicked.


13. Jill Dragomir from Bloodlines – Richelle Mead


Jill has a good heart but it takes her a while to understand the true meaning of her safety and in the meantime, she gets herself into situations that requires Sydney’s saving.


14. Uhm.. everyone from Salt to the Sea – Ruta Sepetys

 14. salt to the sea

They literally went through a war.


15. Jin from Rebel of the Sands – Alwyn Hamilton


We don’t know anything about Jin until the end of the book and even then, details of his past are fuzzy at best.


16. Vin from The Mistborn Trilogy – Brandon Sanderson


Vin was always taught that the nobility are bad people who exploit others, but when she is forced to work undercover right under their noses, she begins to question whether or not they are all bad after all.


17. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs


Traveling through time is a bit of a stretch with this book because they technically just pause it, however I have not read many time travel novels so this is the closest I could get.


18. Harry Potter  from Harry Potter series – J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter

I didn’t want to repeat Harry Potter but how could I not!? I mean, poor Harry was pretty much chosen at birth to defeat Voldemort. He walked to his death to bring him down (literally walking to his death people!).


19. Juliette from Shatter Me – Tahereh Mafi


Even when she develops as a character, I still feel disconnected from her. She can KILL people with her touch, and she learns how to control it but she is so grounded by the boys in her life that I feel like she never really got the chance to fly.


20. Catching Fire from The Hunger Games series – Suzanne Collins


This book is so great! It is the best in the series and probably my favourite dystopian novel.

That’s all! Thank you so much for reading and don’t forget if you want to do this tag, let us know and give credit where credit is due.


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