Monthly recommendations is a goodreads group started by Trina from Between Chapters and Kayla from Kayla Rayne. The topic for this month is big books, books with over 500 pages. So if you’re looking for some LONG books to read, you’ve come to the right place because I have a LOT of ideas, often long books are high fantasy so that’s right up my alley. There are a lot of books later on in series that are quite long but I want to try to recommend some that are more from the beginning of series.
I’m back again with another Top Ten Tuesday post (hosted by The Broke and The Bookish). Today’s theme is Top Ten Of The Most Unique Books I’ve Read but as per one of the suggested variations I am going to do the top ten most unique books on my TBR, which will be more my opinion from reading the blurb with will avoid the problem of me only ever talking about the same few books which I have noticed happening quite a lot in tag/top ten tuesdays. For this list I will only be taking books off my TBR list, which for me is a list of books that I am definitely going to read.
The Other Slipper by Kenechi Odogu is a novel based off the tale of Cinderella but taking it in a different direction. This book is set in a fantasy world that is reminiscent of the worlds fairy tales are usually set in. I read this book as an ebook which went really well.
I was given a copy of this novel by the author for review, this does not in any way impact my opinion of the novel.
Heir of Thunder by Karissa Laurel is the first novel in the Stormbourne Chronicles. This is a fantasy novel with a touch of steampunk. This book is probably not one that I would have picked up on my own but I am glad that I did because a lot of the elements are ones I personally quite enjoy in novels and therefor have included in the novel I am working on. It was really interesting to see how Karissa did these things and I think reading this book has helped me to improve my writing.
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.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is romance in honor of valentines day. So here are my top ten fantasy slow burn relationships… except there aren’t really ten of them. There’s ten individuals which adds up to five pairs. I really like slow burn romances because there is so much tension and you get so attached to the characters and their relationship. Additionally, I read a lot of fantasy novels so most of these relationships are from fantasy novels.
Lodestar is the fifth book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series by Shannon Messenger. This series is aimed at middle graders however the later book show more ya themes. I have been a fan of these book for year now, since just before the second one came out. You can read my review for the first book in the series, Keeper of the Lost Cities. Note this review will have spoilers for the previous books in the series. Read on at your own risk.
Morning Star is the conclusion to the Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown. You can read my reviews for the previous books in the series, Red Rising and Golden Son. Plus there is a second trilogy about the same world/characters a bit in the future (I think) that has the first book coming out later this year and I am so excited.
**note there may be spoilers for previous books in the series in this review**
Heartless by Marissa Meyer releases on February 9th in the UK but in the US and Australia it released in November so I was able to get my hands on this book. Heartless is a Alice in Wonderland retelling by the queen of retellings – Marissa Meyer. This is actually my first Marissa Meyer book but I do have the Lunar Chronicles on my shelf to read very soon.Read More »