Small book haul

I hope you all had a great Halloween if you celebrate it! If you don’t, I hope you had a great day ♡

I had some money to spend and I decided to spend it on books (like most of the time), so here we go:

The first book is ‘kingdom of ash’ by Sarah J Maas.

This is the final book in the ‘throne of glass’ series that has recently come out. I haven’t yet started throne of glass but I’ve decided to start to slowly collect the books (I decided after I purchased kingdom of ash). I really like the cover and I was lucky enough to get a copy with fan art included (which I can’t wait to really look at).

The first book in the series, ‘Throne of glass’, is based around an 18-year-old assassin named Celaena Sardothien who is dragged to the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian tells her she can be free, but only if she acts as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. If she defeats her components – male thieves, assassins, and warriors from across the empire – each sponsored by a member of the kings’ council. If she beats her opponents in a series of tasks, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then she’d have her freedom. Celanea has her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, which are challenging and exhilarating.                                                                         Even though the prince begins to take an interest in Celanea, she feels the gruff Captain Westfall understands her best.

Suddenly, one of the contestants turns up dead, and then another, and another. Celanea has to figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim as well. Maybe her search for the killer is the path to her greater destiny that she could never have imagined…

I’m looking forward to diving into this series!

The next book I have to show you is ‘what if it’s us’ by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera.

I’ve read a couple of books by Becky which I really enjoyed, and I’ve been wanting to read a book by Adam for a while now (especially ‘they both die in the end’). Because of that, and because I’ve been seeing it all over social media, I thought I’d pick it up.

All I really know about this book is that the main character, Arthur, is only in New York for the summer and he meets Ben in the post office. I’m assuming that some romance happens between them as both authors write contemporaries (which I’m so happy about and makes me even more excited to read!)

I’m really excited to see where this story goes! I’m planning on reading this one at some point in November.

When I go back to school I start to study ‘a Christmas carol’ by Charles Dickens in English which I’m excited for! So I had to get a copy of it. Ebeneezer Scrooge is a lonely, miserable, greedy businessman who never speaks a kind word to anybody. He hates Christmas and hates everyone who does like Christmas. However, when three Christmas spirits pay Scrooge a visit. The visit gives him an opportunity to examine his conscious, inspiring him to change his ways, transforming his hate for Christmas to love for it.

Usually if I have to read a book for school I’m not much excited about it, however, I’m actually excited to study this.

Lastly, ‘genuine fraud’ by E. Lockheart. A little while ago I read ‘we were liars’ and It really impacted me. It’s such an emotional book for me, and it holds a special place in my heart. It just gave me this almost familiar feeling but it was unfamiliar simultaneously. I just don’t have words to sum up how I feel about that book.

When I saw genuine fraud I thought I’d pick it ago for when I want to pick it up which I’m sure will be soon! 😀

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Currently reading

I’ve been reading fantastic beasts for a while now as I’ve been focusing more on other books like scythe. However, I had to take scythe back to my local library because it was overdue. I was planning to take it back out again but I couldn’t find my library card so I tried my old one but it didn’t work so I had to leave scythe in the library😕. Until I can get it back ( which will be really soon as I have now found my library card ) I have started the coldest girl in coldtown by holly black.

This book is set in a world where vampires run the streets when dark, and where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. Vampires and humans who have been bitten is held in Coldtowns. It’s an eternal party shown on TV twenty-four hours a day, and you can never escape once you’re through Coldtown’s gates.

I’m really enjoying it so far, however maybe I need to get more used to the writing. But I’m liking the characters (especially Gavriel).

After I finish the coldest girl in Coldtown I have to read the Christmas carol because of school. When I go back after half term I’m going to be studying it in class so I’ve been assigned to read as much as I can before going back. I’ve heard Charles Dickens mentioned a lot so I’m excited to finally read a book that he has wrote! 😁

Books I have recently borrowed from my local libraries

I usually try to not to borrow books from multiple libraries at the same time, but it happened, so now I want to show you what those books are that I took out.

I started reading ‘scythe’ by Neal Shusterman last night. There isn’t much to say as I’m only around twenty pages in, but so far its going good. The book is set in a perfect world where everyone is immortal, however, there is the one and only way to die. To die, you have to be professionally gleaned by a scythe. Citra and Rowen has been selected to be apprentice scythes, so they have no option but begin training. They need to stick together, but then they are told that one of them will have to glean the other.

I’ve been thinking about reading this book for a while, and i’ve seen quite a few pictures of it on bookstagram so I’m assuming that a lot of people enjoyed it. I also got the sequel, ‘thunderhead’.

Another I got is ‘the catastrophic history of you and me’ by Jess Rothenberg. This is about sixteen-year-old Brie who gets her heart broken by her boyfriend telling her that he doesn’t love her, but she is about to discover how complicated love really is. Her family begins to unravel, her best friend is keeping secrets about her boyfriend’s betrayal, and then there is Patrick. With his help, she is getting through her grief, she just hopes they can have a future together.

This seems interesting so I’m excited to get around to reading it 😀

I’ve seen ‘collide’ by Emery Lord a few times in my library, I’m pretty sure I picked it up at one point but for some reason I’ve never taken it out. This book comes with two different perspectives, Jonah and Vivi. Jonah has lived in Verona Cover, California, his whole life. When his father dies he is caught in misery but he must take care of his family. Vivi, the new girl in town, is in love with life. She is gorgeous and bright. She transforms Jonah and his family, changing their lives. However, there are consequences of their collision.

I like the cover of this book, the idea of the splattered paint. This sounds intriguing and I reckon it’ll be easy to get into, so I’m looking forward to starting it.

Those are all of the books I have recently borrowed from my local libraries! Im really excited to continue reading ‘scythe’ and start the other books.

I thought I’d let you know that I finished ‘everyday’, and I ended up liking it a lot more than I was in the beginning. Towards the end I thought it was a lot more realistic and more enjoyable to read, and the message that you should always love the inside of someone more was really clear throughout the story. I’m happy I read this book 🙂

I’m halfway through ‘fantastic beasts’ and as I said in my last post it’s really fun and exciting to read. All of the creatures are so interesting to read about and I think all of their aspects are really cool! I’m planning on finishing it in the next couple of days ♡

Welcome to my blog!

Hello! I’m a teenager from England who loves to read, so much that I decided to create a blog all about my reading. This gives me more of an opportunity to share my thoughts and ideas about books so I’m very excited to begin! However, for this first post, I’m going to be doing more of an introduction of myself and my reading ( my type of books, my other hobbies, how often I read, etc).

I do also like to write but apart from reading and writing, I really like to listen to music, knit, and draw. I haven’t been knitting for long but I’ve been really enjoying it. At the moment I’m knitting a scarf which is inspired by The Night Court from the ‘ A court of thorns and roses’ series by Sarah J Maas (I’ll probably do a post in the future surrounding that series). I’m really liking it so far. It is black and dark blue wool with some distinct gold in it so immediately I recognised it as The Night Court.

I mostly read young adult romance, contemporary, and fantasy. I started reading a lot more around half way through year eight. I found the ‘Slated’ trilogy by Terri Terry in my school library and I finished the first book really quickly. I remember feeling mesmerized and excited about the atmosphere, I didn’t want it to end. I had to wait for the other two books as they weren’t yet in the library, but when the librarian got them she told me immediately when she saw me next. I read the other two books just as quick. Soon after, I finished the Twilight series that I borrowed from a near library. I’m team Edward aha!

I more or less read every day. I’d say I’m a fast reader. However, I read around fifty to sixty pages in one sitting. I don’t think that’s bad at all, but recently I’ve been trying to read more in one go and it’s going good so far. At the moment I’m reading ‘Every day’ by David Levithan and ‘Fantastic Beasts and where to find them’ by J.K. Rowling.

The first book is about a sixteen-year-old who wakes up in a different body every day. This person isn’t a permanent gender but gave themselves the name, A. There is never any warning of who it will be and where, but when A wakes up as Justin he assumes he’ll just try to get through the day like he always does, but A really begins to fall for Justin’s girlfriend. I’m liking this book, especially how the variety of people throughout the book was described. But for me, it came across that the build-up to the relationship was really rushed and unrealistic. If it was more developed I probably would like the book more as a whole. Also if there was something else added that was gripping, maybe more of an insight of the people that A is for a day. Not just their lives and who they are as a person but more that can link back to the main character. For example, if A was a permanent person, would he want any aspects of Justin?

I’m really enjoying Fantastic Beasts! This book goes through all of the incredible animals in the wizarding world from A to Z. At the start in the introduction, Newt Scamander also talks about the history of the beings and beasts, who decided what category they go in, etc. I’m finding this really interesting and cool so I’m excited to continue reading!

Thank you for giving my first post a chance! It’s been fun typing this, and I hope you enjoyed reading it ♡