Never Judge a Book by It’s Cover

Hi there,
So a Friday went by and I missed it . . . Sorry about that. Instead (on this glorious Sunday) I will share with you 7 books that will make you decide to not judge books by their covers. These are amazing books that just so happen to fall flat with their cover designs (as we know all too well). Alright so lets just jump in!

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Now these are the original covers I’m talking about. The whole series’ covers are an abomination to the series but City of Bones is particularly awful (probably because of the nasty yellow colour). These books are amazing and are filled with kick-ass characters slaying demons, but does the cover reveal this? No. It’s a mans chest with tattoos who lives on the sun probably (just look at that yellow).
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Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Now with this book cover I’m specifically talking about the UK edition. It tells me nothing of the awesomeness within, nothing about the absolutely incredible characters and comedic genius. And just to add insult to injury, it’s yellowy, I mean I know it’s the sun and all but seriously?
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Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
This cover is just pointless. There is nothing on the cover that suggests that angels are involved, nothing that even hints at the incredible storyline and kick-ass protagonist, Karou. It’s just a door. Is this a book about a mysterious red door? Are there even people? Is this a book about a band of doors that are friends? Because that’s the impression this cover gives!
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The Martian by Andy Weir
This is an incredible book about a man who is stuck on mars. And whats on the cover? A mans face with sweat drops. What does that even mean? The book isn’t about a sweaty man, it’s about the science of staying alive and the patriotism that comes with renewed hope. And once again the cover is annoyingly yellow!
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The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
This is again the UK cover (why are they all so bad?) and once again it has nothing to do with the story! The book is about young people with special abilities but this cover just has a girls face on it, a face with a weird looking headband. I just don’t understand why someone would design this and decide that “yeah, it’s totally fine”.
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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Now this is the mass-produced paperback version, the version that’s just blue and has a symbol on it that, unless you were very knowledgeable about history, you would have no idea about. The story is so good as well! It’s romantic and funny and has some magic involved and I just love it so much and this cover makes me so mad! At least it’s not yellow.
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Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
This is the old cover I’m talking about, the one with a couple of randoms sitting on a bench whose hands are almost touching. This is just nothing, I mean seriously Anna was never that forward with Etienne in the first place. Argh, it’s just so ugly.
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Alright so that is is for the covers that’ll make you not want to judge books by their covers. I hope it’s been enlightening for you and that you enjoyed it. Feel free to comment other books that’ll make you feel the same and I’ll see you all next time.

Signing off, Verity

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TFF: Favourite Christmas Movies

Hi there,
So Friday is upon us, the second to last Friday before it’s Christmas Friday! So, because I am insanely excited about Christmas, it’s time to count down my Top Five Favourite Christmas Movies for this weeks’ Top Five Fridays. Alright, lets get started.

1) Father Christmas
This is technically an animated short, approximating about 23 minutes, but it’s about Christmas and it comes on it’s own DVD so it totally counts. This is my all time favourite Christmas film, it’s funny, it’s adorable and it shows Father Christmas in the in-between Christmas stage, a unique way to do a Christmas film.
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2) Nativity!
Nativity! is a family music filled film that is so much fun to watch. The story centres around Paul Maddens (played by Martin Freeman) who must find a way to bring Hollywood to his classes nativity play. The acting from the adults is amazing and the children in the film give a realistic and moving performance. The songs are original and so much to sing. This is a film that can be enjoyed by absolutely everyone.
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3) The Nightmare before Christmas
A film that is equal parts Halloween and Christmas will always be amazing. Jack Skellington, Halloween Towns’ Pumpkin King, discovers Christmas and decides to try something new for a change.  This film is fun and festive and has amazing songs! The characters are all unique and the stop motion animation is really fun to watch. The moral of the story though is particularly hard to decipher.
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4) Elf
A Christmas Classic (in my house it is anyway), a fun and magic filled film about the spirit of Christmas.Elf is both festive and hilarious, with it’s comedy as refreshing at it appeared the last time you saw it. As well as being funnily festive, it holds a great message: family is the most important thing of all.
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5) Scrooge
An old Christmas classic, Scrooge is musically fun and brings the classic Dickens tale to life! The characters, while based off of those in a book, feel entirely original due to the brilliant acting. Scrooge’s transformation is subtle, almost imperceptible to the audience. This is a Christmas film I think everyone should take the time to see.
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Alright so that is it for my Top Five Favourite Christmas Films. I hope you enjoyed and feel free to comment your favourite films in the comments below.

Signing off, Verity

All I Want for Christmas Tag

Hi there,
So I know what you’re thinking, “it’s not even Decemeber yet!” I know, I know, but I’m just too excited to not begin the festive tags. Today I’ll be doing the All I want for Christmas book tag, a tag created by youtuber Sasha; her channel is really incredible, she’s creative and funny and loves the same books as me so go check out her channel! Alright so lets just get started I guess.

1) What fictional character do you want Santa to leave under your Christmas tree?
Jamie Fraser. No question.

2) What character do you want to kiss under the mistletoe?
Once again Jamie Fraser. He is the love of my life so who else would I want to kiss under the mistletoe?

3) You write your Christmas list for Santa, what are the top 5 books on it?
Alright the top five books on my list this year are: Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The Martian by Andy Weir
Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
Winter by Marissa Meyer

4) It’s secret Santa at Hogwarts, what do you most want to recieve?
Oh wow, now this is tough because there are so many amazing magical Christmas items to get. I suppose I would love a wizards chess board or a riding broom! Both would be amazing to get as presents.

5) You get to the spend the day with the characters and movie adaptation actors from one fandom, what do you pick?
This would have to be Harry Potter, I love both the characters and the actors and a day with them would be like a dream come true, I couldn’t imagine a better Christmas!

6) What fictional animal would you like to replace Rudolph and be able to meet on your roof?
A Hippogriff for sure (I know, more Harry Potter), they are amazingly beautiful creatures and I’d love to be able to ride one, or just pet one.

7) You invite 10 fictional characters to your new years eve party, who do you pick?
Jamie Fraser for sure (I need to kiss him at the countdown obviously)
George Weasley
Isabelle Lightwood
Etienne St Clair (the king of party games)
Celaena Sardothein
Baz
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Akiva (I wouldn’t have to walk anywhere)
Raffe and Penryn (they could really do with a night off)

8) What character would make a good santa? (Doesn’t have to be appearance, personality counts too)
I’d have to say Hagrid, not only is he lovely and round like Santa, but he would have the best time and children would love his fun spirit.

Alright so that is all for the All I want for Christmas book tag, comment your answers done below because I would love to know your answers. Hope you enjoyed and I’ll see you next time.

Signing off, Verity

Contemporary Recommendations

Hi there,
So down under in sunny Australia it’s summer is fast approaching, and what better time to read a cute contemporary than summer? So today I will giving my top recommendations for contemporary reads, all YA, no adult, in case you couldn’t tell.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris–until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all…including a serious girlfriend.
But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss? 

This book is the first in a trilogy of contemporary novels and they arethe cutest, funnest, most exciting contemporary novels. Anna is the best in the trilogy but you should read absolutely all of them! The relationships are well-developed and you will have such a fun time reading them.

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor.
Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park.
Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

Rainbow Rowell has written three YA contemporary novels and you should read all of them! Eleanor and Park is the first that she wrote and my favourite of her novels. The relationship is adorable and amazing and I love the sub-story about Eleanor’s family. If you’re interested in contemporary novels with more than just romance this is for you.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

This is a classic and one I’m sure many of you have already read but I had to recommend it anyway. It’s an incredible story that not only is adorable but has characters that are suffering with an illness no person, especially not one so young, should ever have to go through.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Charlie is a freshman.
And while he’s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it.
Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But he can’t stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.

This is a book that I think really captures the high school experience. The ups, the downs, the friendships, the heartbreaks, they’re experiences every adolescent goes through and they’re so perfectly written about. The sub-plot at the conclusion of the novel is a really intense subject matter and is the one thing that moves outside of the “regular high school experience” but it a welcome addition to the plot of the story.

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.
Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.
When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

This a book that is deeply, deeply emotional and super adorable at the same time. It’s beautiful and meaningful and not just another typical romance. It’s different, and it’s special and should be read by everyone.

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else—an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah’s story to tell. The later years are Jude’s. What the twins don’t realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.

This book is seriously emotional and really moved me in a way I didn’t think a contemporary actually could. The central relationship was between a brother and a sister instead of a romantic relationship (which still was present) and it was beautiful and messy and amazing and I loved everything about it.

Alright so they are my contemporary recommendations, let me know down below what your favourite contemporaries are and whether you’ve read these books or not.

Signing off, Verity

May Wrap-up

Hi there,
So today will be my, a little but late, wrap-up for the month of May. I read a total of 5 books this month, only one less than last month so I did pretty well I think. I’ll be giving a brief description of the book, my thoughts and then a rating.

1) Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
This is the first book that I read in May and I absolutely loved it. This is the second book in the Throne of Glass series, a series that focuses on Celaena Sardothein, an assassin who enters a competition to become the Kings Champion. This book was even more amazing than the first. The story got even more intense and I fell further in love with all the characters. I highly, highly, highly recommend this series because it is seriously amazing and the characters are all so strong and unique.
Rating: * * * * *

2) All I Know Now by Carrie Hope Fletcher
The second book I read was written by one of my favourite youtubers and one of the most inspirational people in my life. This was a self-help book and it focused on Carrie’s experiences growing up and the book has really helped me in my life since reading it. She is really inspirational and motivational and I just fell in love with her even more.
Rating: * * * * *

3) World After by Susanne Ee
This is the second book in the Penryn and the End of Days trilogy, a trilogy that centres around Penryn, a young girl living in an angel-filled dystopian world. This trilogy is one of my absolute favourites and I’m so sad its now officially over.
Rating: * * * * *

4) The End of Days by Susanne Ee
This is the final book in the Penryn and the End of Days trilogy and was probably the best book in the series. I felt more connected to the characters, and I was even feeling links to the antagonists by the end. I seriously recommend this series to basically everyone,
Rating * * * * *

5) All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
This is a book that focuses on Finch, a suicidal boy, and Violent, a girl who lost her sister in a car accident. It was such an emotional and moving book. I enjoyed every minute of it and it really gave a different insight into suicide and love and losing family. I felt so connected to the characters and I just fell in love with the story. One of my all time favourite stand-alones now and I highly highly recommend it.
Rating: * * * * *

So those are the books I read in the month of May, and every one of them got 5 stars because they were all that amazing. Thanks for reading and feel free to comment the books you read this month or your opinions on the books I read.

Signing off, Verity

Change

Hi there,
This post is going to be different from usual posts I make. I want to make some changes on this blog. I’ve been operating now for over a year and it’s time to change some things. First and, I believe, most importantly I have decided to reveal my real name. If any of you follow the blog NerdyChampagne you will have realised that my name was already accidentally revealed over on that blog. So it’s probably time I reveal my name to you.

Hi, my name is Verity. So now you know. I’d like to explain why I used an alias in the first place. I hid my true name because I wanted to remain anonymous. I used the name Charlie because it is a unisex name and so you would not know my gender either. Anonymity was important to me because I did not yet know what would happen to this blog, whether people would interact with it or not and whether it would take off, As it is I have gathered a fair few followers and have a lot of views every day. So now it’s been revealed. My name is Verity. Nice to meet you.

The second change I want to make is in the content of my blog. Now I still want to blog about books and fandoms because I love blogging about that stuff. But I’d also like to start a segment every once in a while about more serious issues. Bullies, friends, school, love. I don’t have much authority to give any advice at all but I might be able to help someone.

The third and final change I’ll be making is how often I upload. Now I want to upload more, so, twice a week I’ll be uploading. Once, to share a book review or book tag, and the second to write for the new segment. I hope I can stick to this because I really want to upload more for all of you.

I hope you welcome these changes because I’m really excited to start making over this blog. See you in the changing future.

Signing off, Verity

April Wrap-up

Hi there,
I sincerely apologise for my absent of late, I have been super duper busy and have also just not been in the mood to be blogging. Today I thought I’d do something relatively easy and just tell you what I read last month. In the month of April I managed to read a great total of 6 books, all of which were amazing. I don’t think I read a single book this month that I didn’t like. Today I’ll be sharing which books I read, I’ll give a brief description and then share my thoughts.

1) Prodigy by Marie Lu
At the beginning of the month I read Prodigy, the second book in the Legend series by the incredible Marie Lu. This series is a Les Miserable re-telling and it was absolutely amazing. It was so fast-paced, really exciting and the characters were kick-ass. I recommend this book to lovers of dystopian novels, it was really fantastic.
Rating: * * * * *

2) Champion by Marie Lu
After finishing Prodigy I went straight on to reading Champion, the final book in the Legend series. This was probably my favourite book in the series. The action was so intense and I loved the characters even more. The ending was incredibly sad and I cried for ages but I really did love this trilogy, it’s one of my favourites.
Rating: * * * * *

3) Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
Daughter of Smoke and Bone, as you may know, is one of my all-time favourite series and this month I got the final book in the mail and finished the trilogy! It made me smile, it made me cry and I loved every last second of it. This series is high fantasy and it’s based around Karou, a girl who was raised by Chimaera in a world where there are angels. It is intensely high-fantasy so more mature fantasy readers should definitely read this.

4) I’ll Give you the Sun by Jandy Nelson
This is a young adult contemporary novel and it has become one of my favourites. It focuses around twins, Noah and Jude, who, after their mothers death, become distant and changed. This book really moved me in so many ways. The writing style was so poetic and beautiful and the story and characters were so rich and enveloping. I recommend this to everyone, I think everyone can get something out of it.
Rating: * * * * *

5) Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
This is a modern take on the classic wizard of Oz story. Amy Gumm, a teenager from Earth gets whisked away to Oz by a powerful tornado. She discovers that Dorothy has become evil and must take the scarecrows brain, steal the lions courage, snatch the tin mans heart and then Dorothy Must Die. It was a little too clumped up in the beginning and the story moved far too fast but at about halfway it slowed down and I got really into it. It was pretty fast-paced and it was really easy to read. I enjoyed it and I recommend it to people that like fairy-tale re-telling’s/mash-up things.
Rating: * * * *

6) Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
This story is based around a society that is seperated by blood colours; red or silver. The silver bloods has special abilities so they are the ruling empire. A 17-year old red girl from the stilts has resigned herself to a life at the war front when she discovers she has a deadly ability of her own. This book was amazingly good. The plot was deep and dark and I couldn’t trust anyone yet I trusted everyone! The characters both confused me and drew me in for more. The plot twist at the end blew my mind and I just couldn’t get enough. I recommend this to lovers of dystopian novels who want a little something more than just ordinary people.
Rating: * * * *

And that is what I read in the month of April. I shan’t be doing a May TBR because as you can tell I didn’t really read any of the books in my April TBR because situations change and other books present themselves. I hope you enjoyed this and again I’m sorry for not posting for a while.

Signing off, Charlie

Book Courtship Tag

Hi there,
So I just finished Dreams of Gods and Monsters, the final book in Laini Taylor’s amazing trilogy. There will be a booktalk coming to you for that one but for now I thought I’d do the book courtship tag, originally created by a youtuber by the name of LovelyLikeLaura. Alright so lets jump right in.

Phase 1 – Initial Attraction: A book that you bought because of the cover?
I’ll have to go with Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell for this one. I had heard some good reviews of it but primarily what attracted me was the gorgeous cover.

Phase 2 – First Impressions: A book that you got because of the summary?
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page. The description on the back is: “Remove the Tin Woodman’s Heart, Steal the Scarecrow’s Brain, Take the Lion’s Courage and then Dorothy Must Die”. I mean how amazing is that!

Phase 3 – Sweet Talk: A book with great writing?
The Storyteller by Jodi Piccoult. It is about the Holocaust and the lasting effects it had on decedents after and it was just written beautifully. The sections written from the perspective of someone in the Concentration Camp made me feel like I was really there, I could smell the smoke and feel the hunger. It is one of the most amazingly written books I’ve ever read.

Phase 4 – First Date: A first book of a series which made you want to pick up the rest of the series?
Definitely Divergent by Veronica Roth. It was the best book in the series and it gave me almost a need to read the rest in the series. So I did.

Phase 5 – Late Night Phone Calls: A book that kept you up all night?
The only book that kept me up later than I probably should have been was Allegiant the third and final book in the Divergent trilogy. It was getting so intense and you all know how it ends, so I just had to keep reading.

Phase 6 – Always on my mind: A book you could not stop thinking about?
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Particularly the first book in the trilogy.  It just blew my mind and I thought about for a long while once I’d finished reading it.

Phase 7 – Getting Physical: A book which you love the way it feels?
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin. I assume you all know what Game of Thrones is and this is the second book in the series. It has a crown on the cover and all the ridges can be felt and it is just amazing!

Phase 8 – Meeting the parents: A book which you would recomend to your family and friends?
Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling, definitely. I think everyone will find something enjoyable in this series, whether it be the magic, the characters or the overall plot. 
Phase 9 – Thinking about the future: A book or series you know you will re read many times in the future?
I know I’ll pick up Harry Potter again at some point in my life. I’ll also probably end up re-reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone, The Fault in Our Stars and The Mortal Instruments. All are books that I fell in love with the story line and had a really deep connection to the characters involved. 
Phase 10 – Share the love: Who do you tag?
For this I tag:
FangirlsForTheWin
BeccaandBooks

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed it and I’ll see you soon for my booktalk.

Signing Off, Charlie

My March wrap-up and April TBR

Hi there,
Sorry I haven’t posted in a while but I’ve been pretty busy as of late. Today I thought I’d share my March wrap-up and my April TBR. I’ve never done either of these before but I read a lot of books in March and I feel like a TBR pile would make me read more because I am basically Monica from FRIENDS, in that, I am in competition even with myself. Alright so lets jump right into to the stack of books I read in March.

March Wrap-up

1) Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
I read the first two books in this series in March and there are no words to describe how I felt about it. It was the most incredible two books and I had so much fun delving into the characters lives and discovering so much about this amazing world. The third book should be at my door this month and I am so excited to finish the series!
Daughter of Smoke and Bone: * * * * *
Days of Blood and Starlight: * * * * *

2) The Duff by Kody Keplinger
To be honest I picked this up because I like to read the book before I watch the film and I really wanted to watch the film. I liked it a fair amount but it wasn’t my absolute favourite. The story seems to be more adapted for the film so I think I’ll enjoy that more.
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3) The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black
I had anticipated this book for a while and I did really enjoy it actually. It started off a little slow but grew to be more exciting. The main complaint I have is that the plot twist at the end (don’t worry I won’t spoil it) did not seem believable to me in any way, shape or form. I was trying to grab onto tethers of sense that made this seem possible and I simply couldn’t. Other than that it was a really fast and easy read that I thoroughly enjoyed.
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4) An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
This is one of the last John Green books I had to read and after owning it for more than a year I finally got round to it. I liked this a lot more than I thought I would. People say that this book is terrible and the worst of John Green’s and while his other books did outshine it, it wasn’t by much. I found Lindsey more likely than both Margo and Alaska and the two boys were fun characters to read about.
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5) Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout
This book reminded me so much of the Vampire Academy series. It felt so similar in so many ways but I did really like it. Aiden was a really interesting (and hot) character and I loved getting to know him more. Alex was really frustrating and her naivety just pushed me beyond the edge of sanity sometimes. I’m hoping her temperament will improve during the rest of the series. It was a really fun and fast-paced book though.
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6) Legend by Marie Lu
This was one big roller-coaster of awesome that just kept smacking me in the face with plot twists. It was an insane ride and I loved every minute of it. It was so unique and intriguing to read from the perspective of two people on opposite sides of the war. It may you see how people were so easily manipulated and molded by decisions their seniors had made. I really loved the story and the character development between both Day and June was really intense and well written. I really enjoyed this book.
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April TBR
My TBR for this month is rather short because the holidays are coming up and I never get much time to read. Alright so here is my TBR for this month.

1) Prodigy by Marie Lu
I began reading this on the first and STILL haven’t finished it because of my crazy schedule. I’m hoping to finish it by the end of this week though.

2) Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
I brought this online a couple of weeks ago so it should be coming sometime this week and I am definitely going to read this book this month.

3) World After by Susanne Ee
This is the second book in the Angelfall series and I still haven’t been able to get my hands on it. I’m hoping to this weekend and if not then I’ll just get it on my ebook. Either way I am reading this.

4) Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Mass
This is the second book in the Thrones of Glass series and I need to read it because I am so late aboard this train. More books are being released and I just need to read it.

Alright so that is it for my March wrap-up and my April TBR. I hope you enjoyed reading it and maybe pick up some of the books I read in March.

Signing off, Charlie

Book recomendations

Hi there,
So I recently finished the Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E.Lockhart so that booktalk will be coming to you soon. Today, however, I decided to recommend some books to you all based on books you may have already read. So I’ll be saying “if you liked. . . you’ll like . . .” Got it? Alright lets begin.

If you liked The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken then you’ll like The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancy
Now, these two stories don’t have all that much in common apart from the dystopian and young protagonist elements. However, they deal with a lot of the same terrifying facts and have a lot in common character wise. I think if you read either of these two books, you will like the other one too.

2) If you liked Uglies by Scott Westerfeld you’ll like Delirium by Lauren Oliver
These books share very similar aspects, namely the fact that they both take place in a time where freedom is being taken away from them. In Uglies they have to live with a certain face due to their job and status. In Delirium the ability to love is stripped of them at the age of 17. They are similar in nature and their protagonists feelings.

3) If you like Stephanie Perkins you’ll like Rainbow Rowell
Stephanie Perkins and Rainbow Rowell are authors, not books, but I think if you enjoy one of their works you can’t not enjoy the others. They are fairly alike in content and style and I personally do love both, as will you all.

4) If you like The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky you’ll like Thrirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Thirteen Reasons Why deals with a very strong suicidal theme whereas TPOBAW doesn’t. However, the lead characters are very similar and both books were just as easy to get into. Ultimately the greatest theme in the both of them is having someone to turn too.

5) If you like The Book Theif by Marcus Zusak you’ll like The Storyteller by Jodi Piccoult
Each of these incredible novels takes place (or at least partly takes place) during WWII in Nazi occupied lands. One centres around concentration camps and the other on German’s attempting to lead ordinary lives, but both are powerful and wonderful and I think everyone should read both.

6) If you like Divergent by Veronica Roth you’ll like The Giver by Lois Lowry
Divergent and the Giver are very similar in that it takes place in a dystopian world where choices are taken away. Each are thrilling and have really interesting

7) If you like Paper Towns by John Green you’ll like The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E.Lockhart
These two stories are quite different in content but both contain philosophical undertones that will make you take a step back and think about the representation of different people in society. Paper Towns has a little more mystery and romance in it but you would still very much like TDHoFL. They are both incredible books and if you like one you will like the other.

Alright that is all for my book recommendations, I apologies for not having posted in ages but hopefully I’ll get more time too in the near future.
Signing off, Charlie