Popular Book Series I Am Yet Too Read…

These book series have been sat on my shelves for longer than I care to admit! I honestly can’t wait to read all of them as I’ve heard amazing things, but I’m currently finishing off the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. In other news, I have officially submitted all of my university work and am now free to enjoy my summer, so hopefully, I will be getting round to all, if not most of these books.

Are there any series you are yet too read?

 

The Raven Cycle – Maggie Stiefvater

 

A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J Maas

The Illuminae Files – Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

The Mistborn Trilogy – Brandon Sanderson

The Kingkiller Chronicles – Patrick Rothfuss

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Insanity – Cameron Jace

SYNOPSIS

After accidentally killing everyone in her class, Alice Wonder is now a patient in the Radcliffe Lunatic Asylum. No one doubts her insanity. Only a hookah-smoking professor believes otherwise; that he can prove her sanity by decoding Lewis Carroll’s paintings, photographs, and find Wonderland’s real whereabouts. Professor Caterpillar persuades the asylum that Alice can save lives and catch the wonderland monsters now reincarnated in modern day criminals. In order to do so, Alice leads a double life: an Oxford university student by day, a mad girl in an asylum by night. The line between sanity and insanity thins when she meets Jack Diamond, an arrogant college student who believes that nonsense is an actual science.

REVIEW

Insanity by Cameron Jace is both an amazing book and also a confusing one. On one hand I thought that the plot was incredibly interesting and well crafted but on the other hand the characters confused me and seemed to be random.

The relationship between the Pillar and Alice was great and very comical. The history behind the Cheshire was great and I really enjoyed the twists in the book.

I can’t seem to understand Jack Diamonds role in this book. He honestly seemed like a really random character and completely useless. Perhaps he is spoken about more in the later book, but I don’t think I’ll be reading them to find out.

Alice’s backstory is still unclear which is interesting and I loved how all the Wonderland characters were human characters that reflected their true selves.

Overall I would give this book 3,5 stars!

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The Young Elites – Marie Lu

Goodreads Synopsis – 

I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.

Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all.

Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen.

Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.

It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt.

Goodreads rating – 3,95/5 stars 

My Review – 

I really did not like this book, which is a shame as I have not read the legend trilogy and now am not to keen to pick it up.

I thought that the world building was weak, as was the world building and there was little to no character development. I didn’t like any of the characters, and they were portrayed so vaguely that I couldn’t connect with any of them even though I knew that I was supposed to sympathise with the protagonist Adelina but she just annoyed me. It was like Bella Swan meets America Singer with scarred face. Don’t know much about any of the characters as they all just blend into one.They were all meant to have different powers but I had no idea as to who was who and what powers they had because it was all so vague. The “missions” seemed useless and out of the blue.

Adelina was weak, boring and incredibly irritating, constantly whining about all of the “bad” things she has done and how terrible her life has been. She is s0 innocent and naive that we are supposed to sympathise with her but I just couldn’t.

 I should have flown through this book as I am usually a fairly fast reader, but it took me days to finish. I was so tempted to just put it down but I had a tinge of hope that it couldn’t be this boring and hoped that it would get better, however It didn’t. The ending wasn’t terrible though and I have to say that the best part of the book for me was the epilogue. 

My rating – 2/5 stars 

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You Against me – Jenny Downham

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The interesting thing about this book is that none of the characters are likable, as you feel irritated with all of them from beginning to end. However, the writing is so captivating that you will fly through the book in no time. It is like following a court case, and you are simply in the back seat observing the whole thing.

The topic of rape is of course a harsh one, however I believe that it is important to talk about. The book isn’t sugar – coated, as it shows the aftermath of rape. The court cases, the accusations from friends and family, loss of friends, anger and much more. Same goes for the victim, as it shows how our in our society, people believe that if a girl is raped ” she was asking for it”. The aftermath shows the fear of the girl, and the destruction of her family.

This is an absolute must read! 5/5 stars

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