Popular Books To Read In The New Year

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I still cannot believe that Christmas is tomorrow! This year has been a rollercoaster for me, not just in school but aslo in trying to keep my blog up and running; but I can proudly come to the end of the year and say that I have accomplished much much more than I ever expected.

So I was watching YouTube one day – as one does to avoid doing anything productive – and I stumbled upon a video Kat from Katytastic made a while back about Popular books she hadn’t read, it was a funny coincidence because I was just thinking the same thing before I click onto the video. I watched it and nodded along with some of the books she had mentioned and felt what some would call ‘shame’.

I have now learnt that I am not alone in having not read many unpopular books, and other people have this problem as well, so don’t judge me when I say I haven’t read the following series;

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Harry Potter Mini Reviews

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Today I bring to you my first ever thoughts on the most talked about book series of all time in this week’s post:

Harry Potter Mini Reviews!

Quite sadly I have never ever read the Harry Potter series before this, but I have watched the movies a bagillion times and have heard spoilers upon spoilers about the content from the books that weren’t included in the movies.

So after completing my Harry Potter Book Collection I thought there’s no start the new semester (and the month of July) than to dive into the Wizarding World of Magic!

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The Adjustment Anticipation Post

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Just WOW! That’s all I can say for Suzanne Young’s most recent installment in The Program series, The Epidemic…

In my review of The Epidemic by Suzanne Young, I stated that The Epidemic was the second-last book in The Program series, which it isn’t. It is – from what I have found out on Goodreads – the second book in the third-last book that has been published in the series. There will be two more books to be published as the final installments in the series. These are; The Adjustment and The  Complication, and will both be from the point of view of a new character, Tatum, post fall of The Program.

The Adjustment is expected to be released on April 18th 2017 by Simon Pulse and is the third book (chronologically) in the series.

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Initiate by Laura L. Fox | Spoiler-Free ARC Review

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I have another review! Initiate is the second ARC I have read, received and reviewed on this blog. I was asked to review this book by the wonderful team at OfTomes Publishing Company and I would never have been able to read this book if the amazing Laura. L. Fox hadn’t written it, so I must thank her also.

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DISCLAIMER: I was sent this book in ebook format from OfTomes in exchange for an honest review. This book is to be released on November 15th 2016 and is the first book in a series.

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Goodreads Review

The only home Riga Garrison has ever known is the Tunnel, a subterranean research facility buried deep beneath Antarctica’s ice and snow.

Yet, while a safe haven for the last outpost of humanity governed by the Initiate, it is also home to a secret so dark that they will risk anything to protect it.

Surrounded by deceit and faced with exile to a frozen wasteland, Riga must defy not only the Initiate’s top biologists and loyalists but also her own mother, in an attempt to unearth the truth.

Buy The Book!                                        ★★★★★ (5/5 stars)

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The Epidemic by Suzanne Young | Review | *spoiler free*

WHAT DID I JUST READ?!

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Ever since I finished reading The Remedy – the third installment in The Program series – almost five months ago, I have been asking and quite literally begging (and bugging) the librarians at my school library to buy Suzanne Young’s newest release, and latest installment in The Program series; The Epidemic. 
The Epidemic is the fifth installment in The Program series. So far, this series consists of four books and one ebook (which I read quite recently).

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August TBR

I know it is a bit late (almost two weeks into the month), but here is what I have planned to read in the month of August.

I am trying to keep my TBR pile for this month small as I do not have much time to read, due to this month being a crazy month with school tests and organising my university preferences for next year.

This very short list features three books, one of which I have been begging the library to purchase for quite some time now. This book is The Epidemic by Suzanne Young, one that I have anticipated the release of since I finished the previous book The Remedy almost five months ago. I will be featuring a review for this book once I finish it, hopefully in a few days.

The second book on my list – working up the pile – is Library of Souls, the last book in the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in the series and I powered through them with ease and anticipation; I can now understand why Jessie from Jessiethereader on YouTube is in absolute love with this series.

And finally, the last book that I need to finish this month is Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix! I recently -on impulse…- bought Harry Potter and The Cursed Child when it was released in Australia on Harry’s birthday. I have a post up about that, which can be viewed here.

Hopefully I will be able to finish all three of these books, and maybe more before the month is over. My fingers and toes are crossed tight.

 

QOTM: What books are on your August TBR?

 

Happy Reading,

BREE XOXO


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July Wrap-Up

The month of July was a crazy successful reading month!! I exceeded my average reading for the month and managed to knock out a whopping 6 books and half of 2 others!

The books I read were (in order of finish dates);

  1. Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone ★★★★★ (5/5 stars)
  2. Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets ★★★★★ (5/5 stars)
  3. Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban ★★★★★ (5/5 stars)
  4. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children ★★★★★ (5/5 stars)
  5. Hollow City ★★★★★ (5/5 stars)
  6. Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire ★★★★★ (5/5 stars)

 

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1. Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone
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4 & 5. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children & Hollow City
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6. Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar  Children Series by Ransom Riggs

 

 

There will  be Mini Reviews for the Harry Potter series once I finish reading them – I only have 3 more to go – and I am excited to share my thoughts and feelings with you all!

I also have a few more pages of Library of Souls left to read, which is the last book in the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs; and I will have a review up for that book once I have finished crying.

 

Love,

Bree xx


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June Wrap-Up

This is my first  Wrap-Up on my blog!

During the month of June, I read only three books;

  • Every Day
  • Another Day
  • Illuminae

Believe it or not, the first two, smaller, young adult romance novels; Every day, and Another day by David Levithan took me wayyy longer to read than the larger, 600-page Si-Fi novel Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.

Illuminae, surprisingly only took me two days to read. I was so hooked, I had trouble physically putting it down for more than a few minutes at a time, and I would’ve finished it earlier if I hadn’t had to attend work halfway through my reading spree.

I haven’t found a copy of Gemina anywhere! But when I do find a copy, I’ll most likely buy it, much to my mothers distain.

Have you all heard about the movie adaptation of Illuminae that is being planned with Brad Pitt? Let me know what you think of it down in the comments below.

 

Bye for now,

Bree xx


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Book Challenge May 11

I am now the proud owner of my favourite childhood books! Yay for me! The only downside is that they’re canceled library books from my school library. The upside? They were free!

(left to right); The Battle for Rondo, The Wizard of Rondo, The Key to Rondo, Before Green Gables, and Sherlock Holmes Long Stories.

 

Love,

Bree xx

 


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Book Challenge May 4

May the four five book spines be with you.

Cover the covers and show the spines because sometimes they are cooler than the actual covers (to be honest).

Much like these ones…

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These are my favourite secondhand books by Conn Iggulden from two different series.

The Conqueror Series; 

Bones of The Hills (bk.3)

Empire of Silver (bk.4)

Conqueror (bk.5)

 

The Emperor Series;

The Field of Swords (bk.3)

The Gods of War (bk.4)

 

 

Till Tomorrow,

Bree xx


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