Top Ten Tuesday : Ten Characters You Just Didn’t Click With

Weekly meme hosted by Broke and Bookish.

September 1: Ten Characters You Just Didn’t Click With

Another interesting topic. Characters are one of the important things to me when reading a book. If I didn’t feel anything for the character, especially the main ones, it affects the way I read the book. Except if the storyline is exceptional. Here are the top ten (in no particular order) characters I couldn’t click with.

Juliette (Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi) This girl is powerful but she’s not using her powers good. I’ve only read Shatter Me.

Teresa and Thomas (The Maze Runner by James Dashner) These two. I just cannot connect with them and I cannot connect them together.

Gayle and Peeta (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins) I am not Team Gayle or Team Peeta. I’m Team Katniss and Team Prim.

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Friday Finds : Slasher Girls & Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). Hosted by teh awesome Jenn of A Daily Rhythm.

It’s Friday again and I’m here to share my Finday Finds for this week.

by April Genevieve Tucholke

Edition: Hardcover (400 pages)
Publisher: Dial Books (August 2015)

A host of the sharpest young adult authors come together in this collection of terrifying tales and psychological thrillers. Each story draws from a mix of literature, film, television, or even music to offer something new and fresh and unsettling. Even better? After you’ve teased out each tale’s references, satisfy your curiosity at the end, where the inspiration is revealed. There are no superficial scares here. These are stories that will make you think even as they keep you on the edge of your seat. From bloody horror, to the supernatural, to unnerving, all-too-possible realism, this collection has something for anyone looking for an absolute thrill.

I love terrifying tales and thrillers so I think this book is perfect for me. Also, I haven’t read any books from these authors so I think this is a good start.

Feel free to share your Friday Finds. Happy Friday!

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Top Ten Tuesday : Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught…

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August 25: Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught X 101 (examples: YA fantasy 101, feminist literature 101, magic in YA 101, classic YA lit 101, world-building 101)

This week’s topic is interesting and it’s quite hard for me to choose just one syllabus so I’ve decided to choose two. These books are my favorites and I highly recommend them.

• Books on my syllabus “Badass Female Characters 101”

Divergent Series by Veronica Roth – Aside from Tris, there are also some badass chicks here who knows how to fight with their bare hands.
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins – I adore Katniss’ love for her family and her determination. I am not Team Peeta or Team Gayle.
A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin – This is so far the only book I’ve read from the ASOIAF series and my favorites are Daenerys Targaryen, Arya Stark, and Osha.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer – A female cyborg who don’t really need a man to protect herself.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – Liesel is badass on her own way. She loves to read and write. Enough said.

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Friday Finds : The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). Hosted by teh awesome Jenn of A Daily Rhythm.

I’ve been seeing these books lately especially after the released of the second book, The Heart of Betrayal,  last month. The feedbacks and reviews are all great so I’ve decided to add these on my ever-growing TBR list.

The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson

Series : The Remnant Chronicles #1
Edition : Hardcover (489 pages)
Publisher : Henry Holt and Co. (July 2014)

A princess must find her place in a reborn world.
She flees on her wedding day.
She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor’s secret collection.
She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.
She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.

The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can’t abide. Like having to marry someone she’s never met to secure a political alliance.

Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.

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Waiting on Wednesday : Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine
that spotlights upcoming releases that we are excited for.

by Ransom Riggs
Expected Publication Date : September 22, 2015

Series : Miss Peregrine’s  Peculiar Children #3
Edition : Hardcover (400 pages)
Publisher : Delacorte Books for Young Readers

The epic conclusion to the best-selling series!

Time is running out for the Peculiar Children. With a dangerous madman on the loose and their beloved Miss Peregrine still in danger, Jacob Portman and Emma Bloom are forced to stage the most daring of rescue missions. They’ll travel through a war-torn landscape, meet new allies, and face greater dangers than ever… Will Jacob come into his own as the hero his fellow Peculiars know him to be?

This action-packed adventure features more than 50 all-new Peculiar photographs

Why Am I Waiting?

I enjoyed the other two books and I want to know if Jacob and Emma will succesfully rescue Miss Peregrine. My favorite part of the books are the photographs and this one has more than 50. If you want to read the excerpt, click this.

Are you also excited for this book? What is your waiting on Wednesday? Feel free to comment yours.

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Top Ten Tuesday : Top Ten Of Your Auto-buy Authors

Weekly meme hosted by Broke and Bookish.

August 18: Top Ten Of Your Auto-buy Authors (no matter the genre or what it’s about… you’ll buy it from these authors!). If you want to get specific you can break it into genre especially since I know we did this topic in 2013.

It’s been a while! I’m excited to share to you guys my top ten auto-buy authors (in no particular order).

Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 preset• Jennifer Niven – Right after reading All The Bright Places, I told myself that I will definitely buy her next books.
David Levithan – Became one of my favorite authors right after reading The Lover’s Dictionary in 2012. I’ve read Every Day, Every You Every Me, and Six Earlier Days (prequel of Every Day).
• Stephanie Perkins – I fell inlove with her writing style (and to Etienne St. Clair) when I finished reading Anna and the French Kiss. I’ve read also Lola and the Boy Next Door.
• Michelle Hodkin – The Mara Dyer trilogy is one of my favorites. I hope she wil still write something related with the trilogy.
• John Green – One of my favorite authors of all-time. I’ve read Looking for Alaska, TFIOS, Paper Towns, An Abundance of Katherines and Let It Snow. I’ve been wanting to read Will Grayson, Will Grayson for a long time now but I can’t still bring myself to read it. I’m not sure why.

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