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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish, and has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten cover redesigns I either love/hate but I chose to do Top Ten favourite book characters I’d love to be besties with.

10. Curse so Dark and Lonely Harper from A Curse So Dark and Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer

9. 42245770 Emma/Saylor from The Rest of the Story – Sarah Dessen

8. harry potter Nevile Longbottom from Harry Potter – JK Rowling

7. 39725622 Imogen from The Princess and the Fangirl – Ashley Poston

6. newbird Evie from Sea Witch – Sarah Henning

5. fangirl big Cath from Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

4. Leah on the offbeat Abby from Leah on the Offbeat – Becky Albertalli

3. Moxie Vivian from Moxie – Jennifer Mathieu

2. obsidian Katy from the Luxe series – Jennifer L Armentrout

  1. goodbye Lex from The Last Time We Say Goodbye – Cynthia Hand

 

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Top Ten Tuesday

toptentuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish, and has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten cover redesigns I either love/hate but I chose to do Top Ten favourite covers so far this year because I don’t pay much attention to cover changes once I own the book.

10. A Curse so Dark and Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer

9. Circle of Shadows – Evelyn Skye

8. Four Dead Queens – Astrid Scholte

7. Internment – Samira Ahmed

6. Heroine – Mindy McGinnis

5. Spin the Dawn – Elizabeth Lim

4. A Dress So Wicked – Autumn Krause

3. We Hunt the Flame – Hafsah Faizal

2. Descendant of the Crane – Joan He

  1. Soul of Stars – Ashley Poston

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Weekly Reading Recap

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On a Thursday again this week. Might end up being the new day for this.

Currently reading: Golden Son

Finished reading: 4295272834510711._SY475_23309795Cursed big

What I’m hoping to get to next week: American RoyalsTreason of Thorns

Reading stats for 2019:

Books read: 121

Pages read: 37,050

2019 debut authors: 16

ARCs read: 55

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish, and has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten author endorsements of books.

10. 43263520 The Grace Year – Kim Liggett. “Haunting…a heart-in-your-throat, action-driven story. I couldn’t stop reading.” – Libba Bray

9. 43723509 Slay – Brittney Morris. “A book that knocks you off your feet while dropping the kind of knowledge that’ll keep you down for the count.” Nic Stone

8. 41438037 Dark Shores – Danielle L Jensen. “I loved every word.” Sarah J Maas

7. Nyxia Nyxia – Scott Reintgen. “A high-octane thriller..Nyxia grabs you from the first line and never lets go.” Marie Lu

6. Anger is a Gift Anger is a Gift – Mark Oshiro. “A beautiful and brutal debut.” Adam Silvera

5. 33224061 The Downstairs Girl – Stacey Lee. “A bold portrait of this country’s past, brilliantly printed with wit, heartbreak, and unflinching honesty.” Stephanie Garber

4. 34726469 Sky in the Deep – Adrienne Young. “Fascinating characters in a starkly beautiful world. This is a gripping story, richly told…” Renee Ahdieh.

3. challenger deep Challenger Deep – Neal Shusterman. “A brillant journey across the dark sea of the mind, frightening, sensitive, and powerful. Simply extraordinary.” Laurie Halse Anderson.

2. madness so discreet A Madness So Discreet – Mindy McGinnis. “Relentless and haunting.” Madeleine Roux

  1. the crown's game The Crown’s Game – Evelyn Skye. “A captivating tale teeming with hidden magic and fiery romance.” Sabaa Tahir

 

 

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Weekly Reading Recap

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On a Thursday this week because I was a very tired girl yesterday.

Currently reading:

Finished reading:

What I’m hoping to get to next week:

Reading stats for 2019:

Books read: 117

Pages read: 35,578

2019 debut authors: 16

ARCs read: 53

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish, and has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten auto-buy authors.

10. goodbye Cynthia Hand

9. challenger deep Neal Shusterman

8. three dark crowns Kendare Blake

7. Heart of Iron Ashley Poston

6. 33224061 Stacey Lee

5. salt to the sea Ruta Sepetys

4. 40291564 Jennifer L Armentrout

3. 40653162 Brigid Kemmerer

2. 9780373212378.indd Katie McGarry

  1. Heroine Mindy McGinnis

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Weekly Reading Recap

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I have a bad cold and just want to curl up with a book.

Currently reading: 43263520

Finished reading: Lifel1k3Red Rising3322406140599820._SY475_

What I’m hoping to get to next week: 3544270018966819

Reading stats for 2019:

Books read: 109

Pages read: 32,595

2019 debut authors: 16

ARCs read: 52

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish, and has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten character freebie so I did Top Ten Characters who meant a lot to me.

10. Anne Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery. I’m from PEI so it was cool to see a character growing up here.

9. lion Lucy from The Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis. It felt like we got to grow up with her through the books.

8. girl against the universe Maguire from Girl Against the Universe – Paula Stokes. Her journey of healing was so well done.

7. fangirl big Cath from Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell. I was young when I started University so I connected hard with Cath’s fears.

6. goodbye Lex from The Last Time We Say Goodbye – Cynthia Hand. This book hit me hard and Lex’s guilt was so easy to relate to and so memorable as an older sibling.

5. Eliza and her monsters Eliza from Eliza and Her Monsters – Francesca Zappia. For all the times I felt like my parents would never understand me.

4. bittersweet big Hudson from Bittersweet – Sarah Ockler. Would rather bake than face life? Sign me up for help.

3. Sadie Sadie from Sadie – Courtney Summers. A very recent book but a character I know will stay with me.

2. dumplin Willowdean from Dumplin’ – Julie Murphy. For all the big girls who deserve love to! Gotta love Willowdean!

  1. harry potter Harry/Ron/Hermione from Harry Potter – JK Rowling. Another trio of characters I feel like I grew up with even though I was much older than them when I started reading this series.

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Weekly Reading Recap

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Summer’s coming. I think. Hard to tell with the cold weather.

Currently reading: Lifel1k3

Finished reading: 94094694115048740042001Kingbane

What I’m hoping to get to next week: 33224061Red Rising

Reading stats for 2019:

Books read: 105

Pages read: 31, 235

2019 debut authors: 16

ARCs read: 50

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Book Review: Immunity by Erin Bowman

Immunity

Immunity

Release date: July 2nd. Tomorrow!

Sequel to: Contagion. Review here.

4.5 stars

Contagion was one of my highlights last year and I’ve been not so patiently waiting to the sequel, Immunity, since. It picked up pretty much as soon as Contagion ended and felt like getting thrown right back into the story. Even with such a length of time in between readings, Contagion was still in my head so it was easy to remember key details from the first book that applied to the sequel. Both are books I will definitely re-read.

Contagion was more about preying on fear of what might be out there, in the dark, waiting for you, and giving off an Alien vibe. Immunity took that to the next level, giving its characters more obstacles and ethical dilemmas. It’s definitely two books that make me side-eye the shadows in my room while and after reading them.

It was great to be back with Coen and Thea to find out where their journey would take them next. I enjoyed seeing their bond develop in Contagion but seeing it now, seeing them grow together, was amazing. These are two I was rooting for, both to overcome their odds separately and together. I really loved the new characters introduced in this sequel. Whether they were on the good side, the bad side, or in the grey area, they all played a role in the overall story and they added to it.

I feel like I can’t say a lot without giving away spoilers and I don’t want to do that because these are books everyone should experience without spoilers. I 100% percent both of these books, along with anything by Erin Bowman.

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