BFF Book Tag!

Hi! This tag is kind of to make up for the tag I missed this Sunday. Anyway, I was tagged to do this by CK @ CK’s Reading Corner, who happens to be the creator of this tag as well!  (Way to go, girl!) I’ve been meaning to post this for a while but never got around to it. This was a super fun tag, so here goes!

1Setting the Example: A pair/group of book bff’s that you love 

I’m going to have to say Harry, Ron & Hermione from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling! This trio has gone through so much, and they remained close through it all. Of course, they had their fights and problems, but they always work it out, and are forever loyal to eachother.

How could you not love them?

2. Childhood Bestie: Which book character would you have liked to grow up with

Penryn from Penryn & the End of Days by Susan Ee immediately comes to mind! She’s funny, smart, and brave, and completely loyal to her friends and family. She would’ve been an amazing person to grow up with!

Penryn & the End of Days series
You rock, Penryn! (Even though technically I’m saying that to the covers at the moment…)

3. Frenemy: Which book character would bring out your competitive side?

Hm. This is a hard one. I’m not that competitive, so I have no idea which character would bring out my competitive side, but I agree with CK’s pick: Annabeth from Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan. She’s really competitive, and I think she would bring out my competitive side too. 🙂

Ready to fight, are you, Annabeth? (Better get your blond hair on, or I’m calling you a fake.) 😛

4. Fashion Guru: Who would be the bestie whose closet you’d want to raid or would you want to go on a shopping spree with?

I’d love to raid the close of America from The Selection series by Kiera Cass! Not only does she have beautiful dresses, she also has jeans! Awesome fashion sense, here. (If you haven’t realized, I like jeans.)

I’ll be stopping by to pick up that top you’re wearing, ‘kay?

5. The Bad Influence: Which character would you want to commit a small act of rebellion with? (go skinny dipping, sneak into a movie, have a drag race with, etc.)

Margo from Paper Towns by John Green is the queen of rebellion! She is totally gutsy, and is definitely up for a challenge.

Ooh, looking fierce, are we?

6.Blood Brothers: Which character would you want to be your surrogate big brother/sister? (You can do both if you want)

Penryn comes to mind again for this one, but this time I’m going to choose Feyre from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. After all, Feyre is all a person can ask for in a sister (even though her sisters in the book don’t realize it) and it would be great to have her as my surrogate sister! Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell would be great too.

As for a surrogate big brother, I’m going to choose Gale from The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. After all, he does so much to help his family, and he would be a pretty cool surrogate brother!

7. Mother Hen: Which character would you want to be by your side when you’re having a bad day to cheer you up?

I feel like Lara Jean from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han would be great to have on a bad day! She’s just such a fun, lively person, and I’m sure she would be able to cheer me up in no time.

Where’s your smile, Lara Jean? I’m going to need you to cheer me up!

8. The Counselor: Which character would you go to for relationship advice (or) confide a secret to?

To confide a secret to, I think Tessa from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare would be a great pick, because she’s really trustworthy! I suppose she would be okay for relationship advice too, but only if we’re judging from after The Infernal Devices ended. After all, she did have quite the amount of confusion between Jem and Will!

9. More than friends:Who would be your book bf/ gf (if you like both genders you can choose one of each, but only one choice per gender!)

Argh, such a hard question! I have so many, lol. I’d love to pick Raffe from Penryn and the End of Days by Susan Ee or Will from The Infernal Devices, but I’m going to choose Warner from the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi. He’s just amazing, so how could I not? ❤

*Melts into a puddle*

10. Tag some Book Buddies!

I tag my next 10 followers:

Aaaaaaaand…. YOU!


Thanks again to CK for tagging me! This was a super fun tag! For the people who I tagged, of course, there’s no obligation to do it, but I would love to see your choices if you do. ❤

Happy tagging!

-A

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WWW Wednesday #8 (May 27)

Formerly featured @ Should Be Reading, WWW Wednesday is a meme now hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words.

We simply need to answer the following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading?

I’m so close to finishing Inkheart!! It’s really good. As for Ignite Me, I’m super excited to finish it, as it is the third book in the Shatter me trilogy. I’m perhaps… 40% through it? Fire in Frost is quite interesting and I’m looking forward to finishing it. Around 10% through it.

Recently Finished?

I finished quite a lot of books since last wednesday! I don’t remember them all, of course. Most recently I finished: Aftermath by Tom Lewis & Wicked by Sara Shepherd. Other books I finished include End of Days by Susan Ee, Animal by Nikki Rae & Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern. Hopefully reviews will be coming soon!

Read Next?

I know I’m participating in a read-along for A Court of Thorns and Roses (along with several other bloggers) sometime in June, as well a buddy read with Tasha & Poulami in July for Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I don’t know when exactly I’ll be starting these, but I know I’ll be reading them! Other than those two, I’m going to continue with books on my Popsugar challenge, which will include:

I also have review copies I will be getting to:


So that’s it for this week’s WWW Wednesday! I’d love it if you link your posts below or answer the questions in a comment.

Happy reading!

-A

Angelfall by Susan Ee | Book Review

(Penryn & the End of Days #1)

Published: May 23rd 2013 (originally January 1st 2011)

Synopsis from Goodreads:

It’s been six weeks since the angels of the apocalypse destroyed the world as we know it. Only pockets of humanity remain.

Savage street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night.

When angels fly away with a helpless girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back…


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My Rating: 4.5 Stars 4.5/5 (Amazing)

Book Information

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton

Genre(s): Young-adult fiction, post-apocalyptic fantasy, paranormal

Page Count: 326

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 144477851X


This was used for the Popsugar challenge: A trilogy (book 1)

I was planning on doing a mini-reviews for this trilogy on one post, but in the end (with the help of Casey‘s opinion) I decided against it. Now I have the chance to ramble and fangirl for a longer period of time! 😉

Quick Summary

When angels capture her crippled younger sister, Penryn Young will do whatever it takes to get her back, and that includes teaming up with one of the enemy: the wounded angel Raffe. The angel agrees to take Penryn to the aerie where her sister was taken as he’s headed there to get his wings back and in search of revenge. But will Penryn be able to survive the oncoming war and save her sister at the same time?Read More »

Mini May Book Haul

I usually post a huge book haul post at the end of each month, but as I just got some awesome new books yesterday, I decided to show them off! 😉 The camera on my iPod is glitching right now, so I won’t be able to post original pictures of the books, unfortunately! I’ll have to make do with the covers off Goodreads.

So, the books I got:

Book titles (linking to Goodreads):

I’m so excited to finally have purchased this stunning book! ❤ I’m already halfway through it (#ReadingInClass) and it’s amazing so far!

I’m loving her Love, Rosie book so far, so I had to buy this book! Plus, that cover though! So fun, with bright colors. My kind of thing!

Same reason as P.S I Love You! I also heard several good things about this book.

I’ve heard so much hype surrounding this book, and I’m dying to read it!

I don’t think I need to explain this one! There’s been so much hype around this, and so many great reviews! Can’t wait to read it.

I had no idea Kody Keplinger wrote a companion novel to The DUFF! The minute I saw it, I knew I had to buy it! (*Check out my review on The DUFF here.)

Do I have to explain this one? I’m super excited to read this, I know it’s been a while since it’s been released, but I just haven’t had the chance to read it! 🙂


So that’s it for my mini book haul! Keep your eyes out for my bigger haul I will be posting at the end of this month. 🙂

What books have you recently hauled? Let me know in the comments below! ❤

Happy hauling!

-A

Popsugar Reading Challenge Week 4 Update!

Whoops! I seem to have forgotten to post an update on Week 4 of Popsugar Reading Challenge on Monday! So here I am now, with my update. 😀

Total number of book read for the challenge: 19/50 (Week 1: 5 books, Week 2: 4 books, Week 3: 7 books, Week 4: 3 books)

Titles of books read: (Week 4 books in bold)

  • A classic romance: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • A book published this year: The Heir by Kiera Cass
  • A book with a number in the title: Four: A Divergent Story Collection by Veronica Roth
  • A book written by someone under 30: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • A book with nonhuman characters: Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • A funny book: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • A book of short stories: The Goddess Legacy by Aimee Carter
  • A book set in a different country: Tiger’s Promise by Colleen Houck
  • A popular author’s first book: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • A book a friend recommended: Hereafter by Tara Hudson
  • A book at the bottom of your to-read list: Skinned by Robin Wasserman
  • A book based entirely on its cover: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
  • A book you can finish in a day: The Fill-in Boyfriend by Kasie West
  • A trilogy: (Penryn & the End of Days by Susan Ee) Angelfall, World After, End of Days
  • A book with a love triangle: Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • A book set in the future: Flash Point by Nancy Kress
  • A book set in high school: The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
  • A banned book: The Giver by Lois Lowry

I was hoping for more progress this week, but right now, eh, not the best. But to be fair, I read other books in between reading books for the challenge, which explains the low number of books this week. Hopefully I will do better next week! I really want to be able to finish this challenge max by the end of June. That gives me around 6 weeks to complete this challenge, which I’m hoping will be enough. ❤ I’ll be aiming for an average of 5 books/week. 🙂 Wish me luck! Gonna be tough to reach this goal what with school and stuff, but who knows?

How are your reading challenges going? Let me know in the comments below! ❤

Happy reading!

-A

WWW Wednesday #7 (May 20)

This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at Should be Reading and revived by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. Simply answer the following questions to join:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


 Currently Reading

I’m so close to finishing Animal! ❤ I stayed up for a while reading it last night… 🙂
I started Love, Rosie yesterday (FINALLY!!), and am loving it (even though I’m like, 30 pages in)! I was supposed to be reading this, like, 2 weeks ago, so I’m so glad I finally started it.
And I also decided to start Four by Veronica Roth (a re-read) and while I’m not that far into it as I’m reading mainly the other two books mentioned above, I remember liking this book, and will probably enjoy it once again.

Recently finished?

The most recent ones I guess would be Angelfall by Susan Ee and World After by Susan Ee. There are other books I’ve recently finished would include Fracture Me by Tahereh Mafi and… I think one of them would Ghost Story by Peter Straub? I’m too lazy at the moment to try and remember other ones. These are the only ones I can remember main ones. It’s Monday, what do you think…. wait, never mind. It’s Wednesday. Give me a break. 🙂

Read Next?

After re-reading World After, I’m more excited than ever to find out what happens, so it’s a no-brainer to read End of Days again. (Although I’ll be sad to see my trilogy end so quickly!) Ignite Me is also on my list, from last week, so I can finish up the Shatter Me series. Insurgent was also on my list last week, and I will probably read it this week, for ‘A book that became a movie’. And finally, in between these reads, I’ll probably start another review copy I’ve received, Fire in Frost by Alicia Rades.


So that’s it for this week’s WWW Wednesday! Link your post below or comment!

-A

Teaser Tuesday #6 (May 19): World After by Susan Ee & Animal by Nikki Rae

Hi there! It’s Tuesday, so that means for a Teaser Tuesday post! Teaser Tuesday is a meme hosted by Jenn @ A Daily Rhythm where we:

  • Grab our current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) one “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • Be careful not to include spoilers (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesdays participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

“I’m asking the questions here, Raffe. This is serious.”

“Is it a chance for you to provide redemption?” He hopes off the chair and finally turns to look at me.
When he sees me, his shoulders shake in a silent laugh that quickly builds into a full chuckle. Raffe’s laugh is something I would normally enjoy, except that he’s clearly laughing at me.
I look down at my outfit. I admit I might have rushed a bit too much while getting dressed upstairs.
What looked like a muted patterned sweater by the light of one candle turns out to leopard-spotted by the light of several candles. And because it’s so big on me, it folds and hangs everywhere. What I took to be a dark scarf around my waist turns out to be a red tie and my brown socks are actually a mismatched pair of pink and purple.
“Why is it everyone else can look like they’re part of a zombie hunting party, but I still have to worry about fashion?”
He won’t stop snickering. “You look like a leopard-spotted Shar-Pei.”

-World After by Susan Ee (83%)


They were back at the house. The lock from outside opened easily under his strong hand. He did not have the time or strength to crawl back up through the window. Once inside, Evan settles Ava’s small body on the couch and started a fire. He changed her out her dirty, damp clothes and covered her with a blanket. Her brow was creased and she coughed more often. He could hear how wet her lungs were without even using the stethoscope. He wondered if he left her here, without giving her any medicine, would it be better than what Michael had planned as a punishment? Was it better for her to die of a natural cause, from something within her own body?
Should he kill her instead if it came to that? Could he do it again?

-Animal by Nikki Rae (66%)


I’m enjoying both books so far (especially World After–only started it yesterday!) and am looking forward to completing them both.

What do you think of these teasers? Interested in either of these books? Read either of these books? Let me know in the comments below! ❤

-A

WWW Wednesday #6 (May 13)

Hey there! It’s Wednesday, everybody, and you know what that means: WWW Wednesday! WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. We simply answer three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently reading

I am currently reading Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi, Ghost Story by Peter Straub & my e-ARC of Frankly TWISTED by Kevin Eleven.

Recently Finished

Hmm, let’s see… MOST recently I finished To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han, The Distance Between Us by Kasie West, & The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West.

I don’t really remember the other books I’ve read recently. Oh well. These are the main ones. (Notice a theme?)

Oh wait, there’s The Heir by Kiera Cass that I finished recently too. 🙂

Reading Next…

I still haven’t gotten around to Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern unfortunately, so I will definitely be getting to that soon, and am looking forward to it. I’m also going to read Fracture Me by Tahereh Mafi, (the novella in between the second and third book in the Shatter Me series) as soon as I finish Unravel Me, and will probably then move on to Ignite Me, the last book in the series. Of course, I will also be picking up End of Days by Susan Ee as soon as I can get my hands on it, and along with that I will be getting to Insurgent by Veronica Roth. Finally, I will then read my review copy of Animal by Nikki Rae.


So that’s it for this week’s WWW Wednesday! What are you currently reading? Recently finished? Will read next? Let me know in the comments below or link your post! I’d love to read your answers.

Happy Wednesday!

-A