SUMMER READING BOOK BUCKET LIST

I’ taking two classes for the summer but I’m still going to try to kick summer’s ass when it comes to reading. I hope I can read all these books from the months of May (last week)-August (last week).

Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan (and honestly all of his other non-Percy Jackson books)

Image result for heroes of olympus seriesI read the first book 2 summers ago and I still want to continue with this series. It’s time to fully finish all of his books during the summer because I love how witty and corny his books are.  Maybe I’ll do a week of Riordan or something like that.

 

Every single book Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has published

Image result for chimamanda ngozi adichie booksI read The Thing Around Your Neck and We Should All Be Feminists  and I absolutely loved both books. I now want to read every single book that Adichie has published and I’m going to try to do it during the summer. Such a beautiful author with beautiful books.

 

 

The Bloodlines Series by Richelle Mead

Image result for bloodlines series booksThese covers can honestly choke. Anyways, I read the first three books and never continued with the rest. I love this world (despite how incredibly cheesy these books are) and I really want complete the series. And yikes, I forgot most of the characters names but I’m sure everything will come back to me once I jump back to this world.

 

 

Shade Of Magic Series by V.E. Schwab

Image result for shades of magic seriesI haven’t started this series at all. However, I won a big ass sign framed book poster in a giveaway so I think it’s time to give these books a shot. And I know nothing about these books but I heard pretty good things about them!

 

STANDALONES GALORE

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Catch up on Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter World

Image result for The Dark Artifices seriesI still need to read the Bane Chronicles, Shadow Hunter Academy and start the DA series. A lot to catch up on lmao.

 

 

 

 

There’s a crap load more but these are the ones I really need to read. Let’s hope for a productive summer!

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Series I REALLY want to complete (2017)

Alright, I think it’s time to admit something..

I have an addiction of not finishing series.

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It’s not that I LOVE having so many unfinished series but I just really suck at completing them. I start a series, scream OMG I LOVE THIS SERIES, and then never even start the second book. Well, it’s 2017 and I have a feeling that this might be my reading year…hopefully. SO, here are the top 5 series that I will hopefully complete in the new year!

Warning: There are a few cringe worthy puns…sorry.

 

17756559The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutksoski 

Read: Only book 1

I read The Winner’s Curse in 2015! It’s 2017 and I have yet to even read the second book. BUT I still am interested in the story but I might have to look at a spoilery review so if you wrote one (I did but there were no spoilers whoops) or know someone who did, let me know!

 

 

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BloodLines Series by Richelle Mead

Read: Books 1-3

This series has been on my,  “YES I WILL FINISH THIS” lists for sometime now and yet, it has not been crossed out. At least I’m half way through the series. I just need to sit down and binge read these books. It doesn’t take me a long time to read Richelle’s Meads books because her writing it’s so addicting! I love them and I think it’s about time I finish this series that I have been reading since 2014!

 

6345999Death Note Manga Series by Tsugumi Ohba

Read: Vol 1-Vol5

Another series I started in 2014 that I have yet to complete. This one is the one I will hopefully finish by the end of the month. HOPEFULLY is the key word here. I love L so much, he’s such a cutie. He will be the death of me.

 

 

 

Poison Study (Study, #1)

The Study Series by Maria V. Snyder 

Read: Books 1-2

Okay, so I can’t tell if this is a trilogy or if this is a series because the 4th book is also part of the soulfinders series. I’m just going to assume it’s a trilogy so I can finish the series faster. I ‘ve enjoyed the world, the characters and just everything about it. Valek just yes, yes and yes. He’s poisoning my mind… I want to read the entire chronicles of Ixia but I’m not going to make that a goal this year (if it happens then great!).

12954620Falling Kingdom Series by Morgan Rhodes

Read: Books 1-3

This one isn’t finished yet but I think it’s supposed to conclude by the end of this year. I really really like this series because it’s fun, the characters are morally grey and I just like where the story is moving. I guess you can say I’m falling in love with this series??? However, there are two books that I still haven’t read that are already out but I am giving myself some time to read these since the last book won’t be released until November.

I will finish these series I will finish these series I will finish these series

Do you have trouble with finishing series?  

 

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Currently Reading

Hello everyone! 🙂

Since I didn’t do a Friday reads post, I thought I update you all on the books that I’m currently reading. My reading has slowed down because of school work and actively involved in local charities, but I’ve been reading some pretty amazing books so far.

YOU by Caroline Kepness

You (You, #1)

I’m about 250 pages in, and I’m quite enjoying it. Though, I’m a little bit disappointed that it’s not creepy as I thought it would have been. BUT being in the main character’s narrative is fascinating, and often times confusing because I always see myself sympathizing with him.

 

 

 

 

The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead

The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines, #4)

I’m only about 100 pages in but I can already tell that I might not enjoy this as I did the last book. Also, I wasn’t expecting it to be in dual point of views so that screams trouble.

 

 

 

 

What are you reading?

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THE BFF BOOK TAG

Hey everyone and welcome to another typical tag post! I will be doing the BFF book tag and I was tagged by Giovanna @bookcomablog! You should all check out her blog it’s AMAZING!

Now let’s get on with the tag!


SETTING THE EXAMPLE: a pair/group of book bff’s that you love?

 

 

Jason, Piper and Leo! I’ve only read the first book in the series but I ADORE the chemistry between these three. had. They never get mad at one another because they  understand what they’re going though, making them an amazing teamI can’t help but love a good trio.

 

 

CHILDHOOD BESTIE: Which book character would you like to grow up with?

This one is a weird one. I think it would have been awesome to grow up with Dorian (Throne of Glass). We both like to read, and he reminds me of my old childhood friend. He’s sweet, charming, hilarious and I think him and I would make a great duo.

 

 

 

 

FRENEMY: Which book character would bring out your competitive side?

Annabeth (Percy Jackson series) and I would deffinitly be frenemies. However, I would hate her because she’s perfect and she has Percy and I would just be jelly. BUT I would want to be friends with her with those same reasons.

 

 

 

FASHION GURU: Who would be the bestie whose closet you’d want to raid or would you want to go on a shopping spree with?

 

 

Isabella (The Mortal Instruments) is goals tbh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BAD INFLUENCE: Which character would you want to commit a small act of rebellion with? (Go skinny dipping, sneak into a movie, have a drag race with, etc.)

 

YES! Rose (The Vampire Academy Series) would be partners in crime.

 

 

 

 

BLOOD BROTHERS: Which character would you want to be your surrogate big brother/sister? (You can do both if you want!)

I love how Ari and Janco (Poison Study Series) treat Yeleana. Although not by blood, theyb are amazing brothers to her and I would want someone like them to always have my back.

 

 

 

 

 

MOTHER HEN: Which character would you want to be by your side when you’re having a bad day to cheer you up?

All the characters call Sydney (Bloodlines series) the Mother Hen because she is always putting everyone before herself (also driving everyone around). Although she may be a little awkward about it, I think she can help put me in a good mood.

 

 

 

 

THE COUNSELOR: Which character would you go to for relationship advice (or) confide a secret to?

To be honest, I don’t know. I would go to Kestrel (Winner’s Curse) for relationship advice  (even though she got a lot of relationship problems), but I am not sure if I would confide a secret to her… She just seems like a person who would know more of how to deal with men. Though now I think about it, maybe I would confide a secret to her.

 

 

 

 

MORE THAN FRIENDS: Who would be your book bf/gf? (if you like both genders, you can choose one of each, but only one choice per gender!)

 

Simon (The Mortal Instruments)…oh Simon I love you. He’s witty, caring, selfless, and just a perfect human being.

 

 

 

 

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Also, I hate to reuse a character but I would so date Isabella. She’s charming, feisty, powerful… like who wouldn’t want to date her?

 

 

 

 

 

 


I TAG ANYONE WHO READ THE ENTIRE POST! 

What are some of your answers? Link your post or tell me in the comments!

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Mini Review: Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

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Publication Date: 2013
Publisher: Penguin Group
Format: Hardback
Page Count: 402
SynopsisIn the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she struggles to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do.Then she finally tracks down the elusive, enigmatic Marcus Finch – a former Alchemist who the organization denies exists, and who lives in shadows, on the run. With Marcus’s help, Sydney realizes that the group she’s been loyal to her whole life has been hiding the truth from her. Is it possible that her golden lily tattoo might have more power over her than she thinks?


 

REVIEW

This was filled with angsty amazing, mysterious plot. I would never imagined Mead would transform this one simple yet addicting world to one that is complex. This was definitely the best book of the series. The book was a lot more elaborate, the romance was infuriating (in a good way) and I’m starting to care a lot more about ALL the characters.

Sydeny, although was sort of annoying and oblivious in the novel, she became a strong female protagonist. Not the type of strong where she possess strong physical abilities, but one where she has wisdom, logic, passion, and confidence. At the end of the book, I was literally screaming YAAAAAAAASSS the entire time.

Adrian, what a selfless, honest, amiable, witty character he is. He faced so much character development from book two of the Vampire Academy series like WOW. Now I get why people call him the dream guy… I would never imagine me saying that. Now, I understand why so many people adore him.

Mrs. Terwilliger… Wow from book one, I wasn’t really expecting her to be an essential character.

Jill is becoming less annoying. Maybe that’s because she had less lines than the rest of the characters.

Angeline.. no

Eddie… yes

Too bad this is a spoil free review because I REALLY want to talk more about the plot… but that’s alright, I’ll just write it down aggressively.


 

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Horrible Fan Art Monday

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Yes, I’m doing another meme type of thing. I am horrible at drawing…Probably the worst. On Instagram, Deviant, and Tumblr, I see these beautiful, vibrant drawing, making me extremely envious. I want to draw good. However, I discovered that I didn’t have the patience to do such task.

BUT. I do still like to draw(despite my lack of skill) and I thought this would be fun to share my HORRIBLE fan art to you all. SO I will share 1-3 fan art drawing every Monday! Because you know what, I can still do something I love, without being good at it. 🙂

Today I will only be showing one horrible fan art.

I present to you…

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Sydney Sage.

I recently been reading the Bloodlines series, and for some odd reason I wanted to draw Sydney.

Believe it of not, but the most time consuming thing was the eyes. I then discovered that drawing eyes sucks and I didn’t bother to fix them no more. Though, they kind of look like demon eyes.  I think the nose looks decent, but the mouth looks like I didn’t even try (which is kind of true). The Lily was to difficult to draw so I kind of BSed it. The hair… I just scribbled cause I forgot what her hairstyle is.

Well I hope you guys enjoyed this.

If you want you guys can tell me what character I should ruin for you next;)

Happy reading:)

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Book Review: The Golden Lily

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Publication Date: 2012
Publisher: Penguin Group
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 412
SynopsisSydney would love to go to college, but instead, she’s been sent into hiding at a posh boarding school in Palm Springs, California – tasked with protecting Moroi princess Jill Dragomir from assassins who want to throw the Moroi court into civil war. Formerly in disgrace, Sydney is now praised for her loyalty and obedience, and held up as the model of an exemplary Alchemist.

When a shocking secret threatens to tear the vampire world apart, Sydney’s loyalties are suddenly tested more than ever before. She wonders how she’s supposed to strike a balance between the principles and dogmas she’s been taught, and what her instincts are now telling her.

Review:

Oh my goodness.

Richelle Mead possess this special talent; she can make readers feel things easier than spreading butter. She can take your heart in the palm of her hands and tickle it, teasing you into submission.

Okay maybe that sounded a tad bit exaggerated but this book may it seem that way.

The book was A LOT better than the first. There was a bigger battle scene, more elaborate plotting, secrets that the readers are begging to uncover.

I completely regret not reading the Bloodlines series sooner. It’s probably my BIGGEST reading regret.

Palm Springs is starting to become a paramount spot for our “family.” There’s an ample amount of secrets that were revealed–and some betrayal, and there’s more to come soon. I found myself knowing one thing, and although I was right, it was much more wearisome. Mead creates this “no one is safe” environment, and as a reader, those are the most thrilling aspects of a book.

This series is starting to triumph my love for the Vampire Academy series.

The character development…OH the character development it hurts. Sydney, who before, I didn’t care about her at all, is becoming something special. Mead knows something, something about Sydney, and she’s just playing with the readers mind. I’m coming up with crackpot theories, desperately trying to figure out where the story is going to go.

And this is only book 2 out of 6.

I’m glad to see that Richelle Mead is taking her time developing Sydney. During her entire life, she was taught these specific beliefs and although she’s questioning them, she’s not going to automatically change them. It makes her character feel real.

Adrian.. ohh Adrian. You took my heart. The young Moroi has finally did something that I was trying to prevent. The way he treats Sydney, better than a lot of paranormal/urban fantasy male love interest treats the female protagonist, just warms my freezing heart.

“He shouldn’t have said that,” repeated Adrian, eerily serious. He leaned his face toward mine. “I don’t care if he’s not the emotional type or the complimentary type or what. No one can look at you in this dress, in all that fire and gold, and start talking about anachronisms. If I were him, I would have said, ‘You are the most beautiful creature I have ever seen walking this earth.”

Adrian, you are the most beautiful creature I have ever seen walking this earth.

Okay enough about gushing about Adrian.

My only complaint in this book would be that again, there’s still a lot of filler. Although I do tend to like Richelle Mead’s filler, it can sometimes get a little much.

People tell me that the Indigo Spell is the best one in the series. I hope the world and characters becomes much more complex.

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