Mini Reviews of Recent Releases: Black & White + The Shadow Cipher

Today I’m going to be doing mini reviews some books that are being released around this time of year. Firstly I will be reviewing Black and White by Nick Wilford which I was sent by the author for review, and secondly I will be reviewing The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby (identifiable as YORK which is the series name).

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August Monthly Recommendations: Oldies

Monthly Recommendations is a goodreads group started by Trina from Between Chapters and Kayla from Kayla Rayne. This month’s topics is Oldies, ie books published before 2010.

This is a topic I can really get behind as there are several benefits to reading older books. Firstly, they’re cheaper (sometimes) and your friend/library is more likely to have them. Secondly, you can binge the whole series all in one go. Thirdly more people have read them so it is easier to get a sense of whether they are good books.

Also, in honor of the topic, I am going to be using the original covers of each book in this post.

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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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The 5th Wave Series Review

The 5th Wave is a sci-fi dystopian series. This is a full series review so there may be spoilers, proceed at your own risk. The books are The 5th WaveThe Infinite Sea and The Last Star.

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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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20 Books I Want to Read in January

So here is my January TBR. I am aiming to read close to 20 books in January however realistically I might not read that much.  The books I plan to read this month fit into three categories, let’s see what they are.

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