Overhyped Books

There are so many series out there with a massive amount of hype. Some of these series are deserving of it, others are not. However this is largely dependent on personal preferences.

There are many series that I find undeserving of the hype, so today I thought I would share a few of those. I want to take a moment to thank Ellyn from allonsythornraxx for giving me this idea with her overhyped books post.

Obviously this is just my opinion, so if you think otherwise that’s okay. I would be interested to hear your thoughts on these books in the comments so please do let me know whether you agree that they are over hyped or not.

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Top Ten Book I Liked More/Less Than Other People Did

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme run by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is top ten books you liked more or less than other people did or than you expected you would. I decided to go with comparisons to other people using the compare feature on goodreads to see which books I rated drastically differently than some of my friends. There were also a bunch of books more than one person had a differing opinion on so that got interesting.

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Top Ten Underrated Novels

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I haven’t done a Top Ten Tuesday in a long while, but I’m back with my top ten underrated novels. There are so many books out there that don’t get the love that they deserve. Here is my attempt to share the love in the bookish community. Now go out and read these books.

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End of Year Survey 2016

I am jumping on the bandwagon and doing The Perpetual Page-Turner‘s annual end of the year bookish survey. I can’t believe I have made it to the end of the year with this blog and we will be celebrating a one year anniversary soon. If you have any ideas of how I should celebrate that let me know. Now let’s get into the survey, and beware this is an incredibly long post because when it comes to books I am so bad at making choices. Legit this post is 4-5x longer than most of my other posts… have fun.

Note: I am sorry for all the shameless plugging for my reviews in this post, I couldn’t stop myself.

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Top Ten Books on my TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This weeks theme is top ten book on your fall TBR. Since I live in Australia it is currently spring, but still. There will always be books. So here they are:

 

The Heir and The Crown by Kiera Cass

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These are both books that I have been planning to read for a while and I finally managed to borrow them from the library. Their covers are so pretty so I plan to buy them to add to my bookshelf. I have heard mixed things about these books but either way they will be a light and fast read.

 

The Death Cure

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I’ve gotten part way through this book a few times before but never managed to finish it. I want to know what is happening and finish the series already. Plus once I finish it I can read the novellas which will go a long way towards helping me catch up on my goodreads goal.

 

The Mara Dyer Trilogy

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I have heard so many things about this series so I plan to read them before the end of the year. My library has the first two and hopefully I will be able to find the third somewhere so that I can read it too.

 

Six of Crows

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This is one of my friend’s favourite books, and with the sequel coming out TODAY there is no better time to add it to my TBR. I need to get to these books pronto.

 

The Grisha Trilogy

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Because Six of Crows is set in the same world as the Grisha trilogy I want to get to those books first. I don’t want to be left confused…. however I know they don’t have many of the same characters and are completely different style wise… I guess we’ll see.

 

A Court of Thorns and Roses

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I’ve read the whole Throne of Glass series so I need to get to these ASAP. I know where I can borrow them, but I just haven’t quite gotten around to it yet.

 

Morning Star

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I read Red Rising and Golden Son earlier this year (my reviews here and here) and I want to get onto Morning Star as soon as I can. I am hoping that this series wraps up nicely because I want to love it, but I have a bad feeling about the ending.

 

Birthed

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I am half way through this book and I really want to get through it so I can see how it ends. I really like this take on a dystopian world and I am looking forward to seeing how it all wraps up.

 

Endgame Series

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I am half way through the first book of this series and I am intrigued. One of my friends loved the first book in this series but I’m not so sure. It seems very plot oriented and made for the big screen. There are just too many characters for their development to be good.

 

Emma

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I am looking forward to reading a lot more Jane Austen over the next few months and Emma is high on my list. I really enjoyed the movie Clueless which is loosely based off this novel, so I am excited to get started.

 

What books are on your TBR for the next few months?

 

Mini Reviews

Mind Games by Teri Terry

I read this book on the recommendations of a friend who found a few problems with it. It is a type of dystopian novel with a focus on the virtual world which I could see as a realistic development from out world. The end got a bit weird, and the story took a few weird turns but overall I am going to give the book three stars.

Requiem by Lauren Oliver

This book was pretty open ended, however it did end at a point where all the characters had hope for a happy ending. I feel like there could have been a lot more and what was there felt kind of pointless. I just really wanted to finish the series. I also gave this book three stars.

Persuasion by Jane Austen

I read this book over three days, which was quite quick considering when I read Pride and Prejudice over a few weeks. I really enjoyed the end of this book, and the beginning drew me in. I really liked the characters, especially Elizabeth because she was so shallow which was funny to read. I plan on watching a movie adaptation soon to make the plot more clear in my mind. I’m giving Persuasion four stars.

Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

Time Riders Series Review

The Time Riders series by Alex Scarrow is one that seems made for television. This sci-fi series follows three characters, Maddy, Liam and Sal, who are rescued from death and put in charge of preventing disturbances in time. The first few books in this nine book series have reasonably similar plots save the different settings in time. However once this series takes off it never stops revealing more amazing secrets until the very end.

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Top Ten TV Shows

The theme for Top Ten Tuesday this weeks is TV so I have decided to share with you the TV shows I just can’t stop watching. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly group hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Now I watch a lot of TV, but my list of shows to watch is even longer (its the same with books) so if you ever need recommendations then know I have many for TV shows as well as books. I mainly watch comedies and dramas, so I will be recommending five of each.

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