December Wrap Up

Dear Readers..

Welcome back to another year of bad jokes and even worse puns… I feel as if I haven’t talked to you since last year… yes I did it and I am not sorry

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Way to start off a new year right?

anyways…. The start of the new year is the perfect time to have a wrap up of our favourite books of 2016…

enjoy!

Tj – Bold      Soup – Italics


5. Throne of Glass – Sarah J Maas

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Rating: ****

Throne of Glass follows the trials and tribulations of an Assassin as she is ‘throne’ (see what I did there?) into a world far different and possibly more dangerous than her past….

I finished this book so fast it was ridiculous, it was such a page turner and the 4 stars should not be a put off. While I do believe things could have bee improved and there were some things that I don’t believe were perfect, Throne of Glass is definitely worth the read, for the game-changer plots and wonderful (and not so wonderful) characters…


4. Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor

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Rating: ****

A story of fantasy intricately weaved into our everyday world by an expert imagination.

I realise that I’ve written a very vague description, but for a book like this I feel as if it’s best to go into it knowing very little… There are characters in this story that I never thought I could get so attached to and every hurt that the protagonist faced (Karou) hit me straight in the gut… a truly fascinating book. 

At some points I did feel as if it was a bit confusing and slow but the next thing I know I was hooked again… 


 

3. Heart of Betrayal 

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Rating: ***** 

The second instalment in ‘The Remnant Chronicles’, life for Lia heats up as more and more secrets and troubles are uncovered and life for all of them changes forever.

While the first book was also a five star book, it’s sequel far surpassed it in ways I could not even have began to imagine…. All I can say is that reading it will be worth your while…. soooo good!

 


 

2. Iluminae – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Rating:*****

A full on sci-fi experience in a format that is truly ‘out of this world’. 

Following the lives of multiple characters aboard a spaceship, this story is told through the use of interviews, camera footage and by the end of the book a completely different thing altogether. When looking at a book this large, you’d think it would take you ages, but the speed at which I read this book astounded me… I am not exaggerating when I say this book was truly captivating…


1.Six of Crows

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Rating:*****(*****) – it deserves a million stars!

A heist story filled with witty, sarcastic and dare I say beautiful characters. As we experience an adventure of suspense and hilariousness this story will enter your heart and refuse to leave (not that you’d want it to)…

Have I expressed enough how much I love this book…. are you sure??? Everything about this book is perfect… PERFECT! I would say that I can be a harsh critic when it comes to books but Leigh Bardugo has a writing style that pulls you in and writes characters in a way that will cause you to physically feel love for them all…

If you read any book this year…. read this one… you WILL NOT be disappointed…


4. The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy – Douglas Adams

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Rating:4.5/5

earth is demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass. Luckily Arthur Dent is saved by his friend Ford Prefect and it turns out that losing your planet for an hunter galactic highway isn’t the end of the world.
I’ve been meaning to red this book for a while and it didn’t disappoint 4.7/5


3. The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Krop – Rick Yancey
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Rating:3.2/5
Alfred’s uncle and sole carer ropes him into a scheme that will make them rich, the only problem is they have to steal King Arthur’s legendary sword Excalibur. They than unwittingly hand the sword over to a man with evil intentions. Thus begins Alfred’s adventure as he tries to steal back the sword he stole in the first place.
Not what I expected from the author of the 5th wave series but a fun book. 3.2/5


2. Tara Flynn – Geraldine O’Neill
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Rating:3/5
Tara Flynn is red haired, bright and ambitious girl in 1950’s Ireland. The Fitgeralds own Ballygrace house which is a world away from the small cottage in the village that Tara lives in with her grandfather. Despite this Tara and Madeleine the daughter of the Fitzgeralds become fast friends. Tara is determined to follow her dreams but is becoming painfully aware of the differences between her family and the Fitzgeralds.
A really interesting book. I dislike the cover.


1. The Diviners – Libba Bray
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Rating:4/5
Evie has been sent to live with her uncle in the bustling New York City. Her uncles knowledge and obsession with the occult leads him to be asked to help with a murder investigation. A young girl is murdered and a cryptic symbol is burned onto her chest. Evie realises she can help catch the killer and jumps headlong into the investigation.
Reminds me of a cross between the Beka Cooper books by Tamora Pierce and the infernal devices by Cassandra Clare



What a way to start off the year guys! A book post on the first week, this may just be a good year…

Until Next Time…
Keep the Nerdling Army Strong!
-Tj&Soup
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