Book Recommendations

Sunday, August 14, 2016




Oh books, how I love you.  
There are so many fantastic books out there, but sometimes picking a new book to read can feel like the most difficult decision in the world.  It sounds ridiculous, but that statement contains so much truth.  In case you are in that position, I will be recommending 5 different books/series for you to pick up.  Honestly, I'm not the best at explaining why I love these so much.  If I could just use the heart eyes emoji I would because that explains my feelings, but I can't.  So sorry for the crappy explanations, but I promise, these books are amazing so you should read them all!  Also, since I haven't posted about books for ages on this blog, I've picked some pretty popular books at the moment.  So if you're here from bookstagram, sorry, nothing new for you guys!

1.  Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J Maas
     
     I talk about and take way too many pictures of this series, but I am literally obsessed with it.  If you haven't heard about this series then you have been living under a rock because it has been everywhere.  It's hard to talk about it without giving any spoilers because there is so much that has happened in the first four books so I'll let the professionals handle this.  
In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king's champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien. 

The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass--and it's there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena's fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.
     This series is jam packed full of characters that are lethal and lovable at the same time.  The plot will draw you in and not let you go.  And while being an actioned pack plot and what would seem like a serious series, you will be laughing (and also crying) throughout the whole thing.  Celaena Sardothian is definitely my all time favorite female character and once you read the book you will know exactly why.

2.  A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J Maas
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about only from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. 

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
     Ok, I know, another Sarah J Maas series.  She is seriously the queen though #QUEENSARAH .  Her writing is so captivating and her stories are so addictive.  Everything I said about TOG is true for this series as well.  This series is a bit more mature than TOG, especially book two (which is my favorite book at the moment) so keep that in mind.

3.  The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des RĂªves, and it is only open at night. 

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.
     This book is so stunning.  It has this mysterious and captivating atmosphere that makes you want to be apart of the circus yourself.  I typically devour books that I love, but I savored this book.  I read it nice and slow and took in every little detail, which is the best way to read it because it is a complex book.

4.  The Bone Season series by Samantha Shannon
The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people's minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.

It is raining the day her life changes for ever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford – a city kept secret for two hundred years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. Paige is assigned to Warden, a Rephaite with mysterious motives. He is her master. Her trainer. Her natural enemy. But if Paige wants to regain her freedom she must allow herself to be nurtured in this prison where she is meant to die.
     This first book took me a bit to get in to, but once I did I was hooked.  The dynamics between characters are so interesting in these books and always keep you on your toes.

5.  Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
     If you like poetry, this is a must read.  These poems are full of so much emotion and touch on so many different aspects of life.  You will be hit with all the feels, I promise.
  

     

2 comments:

  1. You have a gorgeous blog that I just have to follow! Throne of Glass is my favorite series too, and I'm very excited to read ACOTAR and Milk & Honey soon yes! Thankiu for these awesome recommendations <3

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    1. aww thanks!
      Throne of Glass is seriously the best, but so is acotar! you really can't pick!
      I hope you enjoy them! :)

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