Monday, 30 November 2015

November Wrap Ups

Hey guys, this is Abi here,
And this is my first Wrap Up!
A lot of firsts this month...

So yeah! This is my November Wrap Up, and most people know what a Monthly Wrap Up consists of, but if you don't, this is what is in a Monthly Wrap Up.
I've said wrap up an awful lot...

So, a Monthly Wrap Up, is basically a list of what that person has read in that month, and a bit of a description about that specific book, okay?
So I have read a total of 7 books in the month of November, and these are the books that I have read, including the authors of the books:
1. The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1), by Maggie Stiefvater
2. Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell
3. Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell
4. All the Bright Places, by Jennifer Niven
5. One Day, by David Nicholls
6. Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1), by Marissa Meyer

So, those are the books that I have read in the month of November, and on to the description.

1. The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1), by Maggie Stiefvater
I actually can't remember all that much about that book, except for the fact that it is about a girl, Blue, who if she kisses her true love, he will die, and that it involves four boys that are completely different, and going through different things, and a treasure chest that they all try to find, and it's all very mysterious. It was actually okay, but it wasn't unforgettable, and it took me 6 days to read a book of like 350-ish pages, and it was a bit disappointing, to be honest.

2. Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell

I love this book, I read it for the first time last year, and I've flown through it both times while reading it. I think it took me like 3 and a 1/2 days last year, and it took me 2 days this time around.
It's about a girl called Cath, who has a twin sister called Wren. They do everything together, until when they go to University, when Wren decides she wants to do her own thing, leaving Cath to try to deal with being by herself. She has a fanfiction of a series not unlike Harry Potter, and you go through the challenges of Cath's first year with Fiction Writing and new people and just a bunch of stuff. Now, this book is just cuteness rolled up in a ball. I highly recommend picking it up if you haven't already.

3. Carry On, also by Rainbow Rowell 
 Now, I was really excited and interested to see how Rainbow Rowell handled writing a fantasy, whether it would feel differently to her other works, (though I have only read Fangirl, but I hear her other works are incredible) and she did absolutely incredibly for her first attempt, I must say. This book is about the character's that are in the series that Cath writes about in Fangirl (and no, you do not have to read Fangirl to read Carry On, even though I did, but then I love Fangirl, and I wouldn't give up any opportunity to read it, but I'm an exception). You jump from several characters, and it's really refreshing seeing different people's opinions on events in the book. You jump from Simon's, Baz's, The Mage, Penelope, Agatha, and Lucy as the book goes on, and each perspective is absolutely unique, and brings something new to the story. And I have to say, it is nice to see that not only can Rainbow Rowell do Contemporaries, she can also do Fantasy too.

4. All the Bright Places, by Jennifer Niven 
This book has subjects in it to be kinda depressing, but Jennifer never gives in and does that, and for that I applaud her. This book is about suicide, and no, I'm not gonna sugarcoat it. It jumps from Violet to Finch and this book circles around their relationship, and how they affect each-other. It starts with Violet and Finch meeting on top of the bell tower, and Violet is about herself, because she is so torn up about her sister dying in a car accident. (Although people think that it is the other way around, you know, Violet climbing up to talk Finch down from trying to kill himself), and it goes from there. They are partnered together for a project to explore places in the area, and this book is just sososososososo good. Go read it.

5. One Day, by David Nicholls 
The cover for it all basically covers the basics. The protagonists are two people, Emma and Dexter, and it goes over the years on one specific day, and see how different their lives are from the years before. Somehow they are in each others lives year after year, no matter in what way, whether it's because they miss each-other, or are mad at each-other, it doesn't matter. And what's good about this book is that even though a year has passed in every chapter, you don't feel like you miss out on a thing, also you never get the two people mixed up, because the characters are completely different. And I think that's quite an achievement.

6. Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1), by Marissa Meyer 
I feel like the majority of you guys know what this book is about, because this series is incredibly popular, but I'm going to tell you about it anyway, for those that don't.
Cinder is set WAY in the future (5 World Wars have passed), and Cyborgs exist, although most people distrust them at least. And there's a disease going round that kills people. When her sister falls ill of this disease, Cinder is taken to be a test subject where her whole story with the Prince Kai, and the Lunar Queen, and just a bunch of craziness happens.
This book is incredible. I read the entire 387 pages in approximately 2 days, and left me hungry for more (I'm now reading Scarlet, the next book in the series).

So, they were all the books that I read in the month of November, and I have to say that I enjoyed them all, in one way or another. So, if you liked this post, feel free to follow me on Google+, or even comment because I would love to hear your comments and opinions, on if you've finished the book and what you thought of them, or something, so byeeee!

-Abi xxxxxxx

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Would You Rather Book Tag

Hey guys, this is Abi here,
And even though I feel like this book tag is totally and completely out of date, but who cares? Not me. And also, I feel like I haven't done a book tag in like AGES (like a week and a half) but... yeah.
So, let's get to it!

Would You Rather Book Tag
1. Would you rather only read series or only read standalones? 
Series, definitely. Mainly because I feel like you get to see the characters develop more if there were more books. So, yeah...

2. Would you rather only read female authors or male authors?
Whether the author is male or female isn't really a contributing factor in what type of books I want to read, but I do tend to read more female authors, (not purposely). But I love ma female authors (Teri Terry, Malorie Blackman, J K Rowling, Suzanne Collins, to name a few). Sorry, John Green and Derek Landy...

3. Would you rather only shop at Barnes and Noble or Amazon?
I have never been to Barnes and Noble as it is an American Shop (I'm almost positive) but I'm going to assume that the Barnes and Noble option stands for bookshops, and do I am going to go with the option of bookshops, mainly because I LOVE BOOKSHOPS. I love them. Just, the whole atmosphere, the smells of new books, and just the way it makes me feel. Sorry Amazon. (But not sorry)

4. Would you rather all books become movies or tv shows?
UHHH, THE PAIN. WHICH ONE DO I CHOOSE? I seriously don't know.
Uhhh, movies, you know what's going to happen, and you get to love the characters even more, but...
Tv shows, just decided. Because well, one of the things that I love about books are being surprised by plot twists: traitors and death and war that, if done right, would be incredible. So, with a heavy heart, I choose tv show.

5. Would you rather read 5 pages a day or 5 books a week?
5 books a week, easy! I wouldn't be able to live if I could only read 5 pages a day!

6. Would you rather be a professional author or professional reviewer?
Probably professional author as when I attempt to do reviews (I say attempt because when I do reviews my thoughts are all over the place), because growing up, I remember mostly just typing up a storyline on a laptop, creating worlds.
Anyway, professional author.

7. Would you rather only read your top 20 favourite books or only new read new books?
Ooooooh, that's hard. Most likely my top 20 books because no matter how many times I read them, I see something different. Plus, I can fall into their worlds as easy as pie. (Really don't know where that came from).

8. Would you rather be a librarian or bookseller?
Ooooooh, another hard one. Librarian: Gets books for free, but on the other hand, the library might not have the full series, which annoys me so much, plus a bookseller might get to read books in advance of other readers, or even choose them. Yeah, bookseller takes it.

9. Would you rather only read your favourite genre or read every genre but your favourite?
Every series except my favourite. I mean, I love my favourite genre, but I couldn't just read one book after another of the same genre, I'd get into a reading slump way too easily, plus if I'm reading everything except my favourite, I'd get a new favourite genre eventually, right? Right.

10. Would you rather only read physical books or e-books?
Physical books, definitely. I mean, I love the feel, the smell of a book. Also, I carry a book everywhere. I don't feel like I'd be able to love without a physical book in my bag.

So! That was my Would You Rather Book Tag, and I hope you enjoyed it! If you did, feel free to follow me on Google+, or even comment on this post.
Love you guys, see you soon!!

-Abi xxxxx

Friday, 27 November 2015

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1), by Marissa Meyer

Hey guys, this is Abi here,
And it looks like I'm back to my old intro...
This is my first review, yay!
And what a book to start with but Cinder, OMG!
My mind is still REALING from the information that I've just obtained! And if you've read it, you know what I'm talking about! And if you haven't read it, go out and buy it now!

Now, let's get to it!

Title: Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer
Genre: YA (Young Adult), Retelling & Sci-fi 
Release date: January 3rd 2012
Pages: 387 (There's 387 in my book) 
Blurb: "Cinder, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She's reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai's she finds herself at the the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen- and a dangerous temptation. 
Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth's future."

My Review
I can practically hear you guys thinking, OMG you only just read Cinder? It's been out 3 years already! And yes, I have only just read it now, and I wish I had read it sooner.
Because it was FANTASTIC! 

I loved this book SO FRICKIN MUCH! I flew through this book to the point where I just had the time to contemplate what happened when they brought the traditional features of the story of Cinderella until something else happened that caught my attention and dragged me along the wonderful Sci-fi ish plotline that had no faults whatsoever!

Plot: The plot was so entertaining, I wasn't bored for one minute of reading the book. This is because you just didn't know what Meyer was going to do next, and the plot twists and the directions that the book took really surprised me, I admit it.

Writing: The writing just... flowed. This book went from strength to strength, but it didn't seem to just go from point to point, it just flowed flawlessly. Seriously.

Characters: I really liked the characters, whether good or bad. The bad were the most horrific, actually glaring at the pages when I saw what they were going to do, and the good are just the whole package, and just make you want to root for them :).

So overall, I highly recommend this book, because it's all just incredible, the characters, the plot, the writing, all of it! And I hope to God that the rest of the series is associated good as this one.

So that is all I have today, and I hope you enjoyed my first ever book review! (Probs not, though. I hope you did though)
So, Byeeeee!
-Abi xxxxx

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

The Lunar Chronicles

Hey guys, this is Abi here,
I always seem to start with the same intro...
I love books! (There, that's okay, I guess)

And I now own the entire Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer! (Excluding Fairest, but that's a spin-off, so it technically doesn't count). And they are so deliciously beautiful!
But don't take my word for it! Have a look for yourself!

Books in the Lunar Chronicles:
Cinder, based on the story of Cinderella                            (Please ignore Fairest please? Thanks!)
Scarlet, based on the story of Little Red Riding Hood
Cress, based on the story of Rapunzel
Winter, based on the story of Snow White

I am currently 60 pages into Cinder, and I love it already! It's such an easy read, but so far there hasn't been a second that hasn't had me suspended in the characters, the plot, the whole world! It's so different, but so similar to the original story, and you can see the difference between the two to the point where you literally gasp and smile when you see it! (Or is that just me)
Cinder is the best mechanic in New Beijing, which for me is great, because it tells the (potential) reader that Cinder is not just a fairytale, and she's not just a girl that MAY get married to a prince, which I think is just fantastic.

In my conclusion, if the rest of the series is half as good as this book is indicating that it is, it's going to be quite a series!

And that just about sums up my blog post! If you want to know how I am doing in terms of getting through the series, you can check my Goodreads account!
And I bid you goodnight! Byeeee!
-Abi xxxxxxx

Monday, 23 November 2015

My 100 Book Challenge!

Hey guys, this is Abi here,
And I finished my 100 book challenge! (Literally like an hour ago)
And I am so happy! OMG,OMG,OMG! (Literally ecstatic)

And I thought I'd list all the books that I have read this year! So brace yourself, this is going to be a long post!

1. Love Ya Babe, by Chris Higgins
2. Would You Rather, by Chris Higgins
3. Before I Die, by Jenny Downham
4. The Fault In Our Stars, by John Green
5. My Sister's Keeper, by Jodi Picoult
6. The Lying Game, by Sara Shepard
7. Divergent, by Veronica Roth
8. Insurgent, by Veronica Roth
9. Allegiant, by Veronica Roth
10. Noughts and Crosses, by Malorie Blackman
11. Knife-edge, by Malorie Blackman
12. Checkmate, by Malorie Blackman
13. Double Cross, by Malorie Blackman
14. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4, by Sue Townsend
15. The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole, by Sue Townsend
16. Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years, by Sue Townsend
17. Lola Rose, by Jacqueline Wilson
18. Kiss, by Jacqueline Wilson
19. Eighth Grade Bleeds (Chronicles of Vladimir Todd), by Heather Brewer
20. Ninth Grade Slays (Chronicles of Vladimir Todd), by Heather Brewer
21. Boys Don't Cry, by Malorie Blackman
22. Torn, by Cat Clarke
23. Last Chance Angel, by Alex Gutterage
24. Salvage, by Keren David
25. Trouble, by Non Pratt
26. Killing Honour, by Bali Rai
27. Skulduggery Pleasant, by Derek Landy
28. Playing with Fire (Skulduggery Pleasant #2), by Derek Landy
29. The Faceless Ones (Skulduggery Pleasant #3), by Derek Landy
30. Dark Days (Skulduggery Pleasant #4), by Derek Landy
31. Mortal Coil (Skulduggery Pleasant #5), by Derek Landy
32. Death Bringer (Skulduggery Pleasant #6), by Derek Landy
33. Kingdom of the Wicked (Skulduggery Pleasant #7), by Derek Landy
34. Last Stand of  Dead Men (Skulduggery Pleasant #8), by Derek Landy
35. The Dying of the Light (Skulduggery Pleasant #9), by Derek Landy
36. Rebel Girls: How Votes for Women Changed Edwardian Lives, by Jill Liddington
37. Ghosts of Heaven, by Marcus Sedgewick
38. I Was Here, by Gayle Forman
39. My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece, by Annabel Pitcher
40. Take Me On (Pushing the Limits #4), by Katie McGarry
41. Confessions: The Private School Murders, by Max Patterson
42. Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
43. Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2), by Suzanne Collins
44. Mockingjay (Hunger Games #3), by Suzanne Collins
45. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinback
46. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter #1), by J. K Rowling
47. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2), by J. K Rowling
48. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3), by J. K Rowling
49. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4), by J. K Rowling
50. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5), by J. K Rowling
51. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6), by J. K Rowling
52. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7), by J. K Rowling
53. Mind Games, by Teri Terry
54. Slated (Slated #1), by Teri Terry
55. Fractured (Slated #2), by Teri Terry
56. Shattered (Slated #3), by Teri Terry
57. High Stakes (Vampire Beach #5), by Alex Duval
58. First Term at Malory Towers (Malory Towers #1), by Enid Blyton
59. Upper Forth at Malory Towers (Malory Towers #4), by Enid Blyton
60. Last Term at Malory Towers (Malory Towers #6), by Enid Blyton
61. Sweet Venom (Medusa Girls #1), by Tera-Lynn Childs
62. Sweet Shadows (Medusa Girls #2), by Tera-Lynn Childs
63. Sweet Legacy (Medusa Girls #3), by Tera Lynn Childs
64. Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades #1), by E. L James
65. Red Queen (Red Queen #1), by Victoria Aveyard
66. Sister's Red (Fairytale Retellings #1), by Jackson Pearce
67. May Day Murders, by Scott Wittenburg
68. Love Lessons, by Jacqueline Wilson
69. Girls In Love (Girls #1), by Jacqueline Wilson
70. Girls Under Pressure (Girls #2), by Jacqueline Wilson
71. Girls Out Late (Girls #3), by Jacqueline Wilson
72. Sweetly (Fairytale Retellings #2), by Jacqueline Wilson
73. Raven's Gate (Power of Five #1), by Anthony Horowitz
74. Evil Star (Power of Five #2), by Anthony Horowitz
75. Nightrise (Power of Five #3), by Anthony Horowitz
76. Necropolis (Power of Five #4), by Anthony Horowitz
77. Oblivion (Power of Five #5), by Anthony Horowitz
78. Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars #1), by Sara Shepard
79. Flawless (Pretty Little Liars #2), by Sara Shepard
80. Perfect (Pretty Little Liars), by Sara Shepard
81. Unbelievable (Pretty Little Liars), by Sara Shepard
82. The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave), by Rick Yancey
83. The Day I Met Suzie, by Chris Higgins
84. The Assassin's Blade, by Sarah J. Maas
85. Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1), by Sarah J. Maas
86. Lord Loss (Demonata #1), by Darren Shan
87. Demon Thief (Demonata #2), by Darren Shan
88. Slawter (Demonata #3), by Darren Shan
89. BEC (Demonata #4), by Darren Shan
90. Blood Beast (Demonata #5), by Darren Shan
91. Demon Apocalypse (Demonata #6), by Darren Shan
92. Death's Shadow (Demonatta #7), by Darren Shan
93. Wolf Island (Demonata #8), by Darren Shan
94. Dark Calling (Demonata #9), by Darren Shan
95. Hell's Heroes (Demonata #10), by Darren Shan
96. The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle #1), by Maggie Stiefvater
97. Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell
98. Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell
99. All the Bright Places, by Jennifer Niven
100. One Day, by David Nicholls

Okay, so they were my 100 books in my 100 book challenge! I'm so happy that I've finally completed my challenge! I can now do reviews!
So, if you liked this blog post, feel free to comment, much appreciated! So, I'll talk to you guys soon, okay? Byeeeee!

-Abi xxxxx

Friday, 20 November 2015

My Opinion: Books That Should Be Made Into Films

Hey guys, this is Abi here,
And unless you have been living under a rock, you know that Mockingjay Part 2 get released at midnight of yesterday! (Unless your in the U.S.A, where Mockingjay got released a couple of days earlier, lucky people), and so I thought it would be a cool idea to do a list of books that I think would be good to make into movies! So, let's go!

1. The Slated Trilogy, by Teri Terry
OMG, this series! It's new and exciting, and completely unique, and it is one of my favourite EVER trilogies that I have read in my entire life! It is a Sci-Fi trilogy, and I feel like it would be a breath of fresh air if they were made into films. I finished the entire series in approximately a week, it was that good! In case you haven't read my other posts about me fangirling about this series, this is what it is about: Kyla is a girl who was been Slated: Her memory has been wiped blank. (This is what Slating is). They claim she was a terrorist, and that this is her second chance. But she remembers things from her past life, and someone is lying to her. I highly recommend this trilogy, and although this book series in on the shortlist about being made into a film, this was a year ago, and there doesn't seem to be much development in the making of the movie, but GO READ THIS SERIES! You won't regret it, I guarantee it.
Titles: -Slated

2. Skulduggery Pleasant series, by Derek Landy 
This series has also been shortlisted for becoming a movie, but this was like 7 years or so ago. This series is so bad-ass, characters and all, to the point that I don't want this series to be films, I need it to be made into films, just because this series is so legendary, and the plot is SO unpredictable, and it's about a SKELETON DETECTIVE and a girl who is a... not quite sure what to say because what can you say that can compete with SKELETON DETECTIVE?  But yeah, it really is an awesome series, and you should pick it up NOW and just marathon the entire series of 9 books (yay!!!!), just because it is that awesome.
Titles: -Skulduggery Pleasant
-Playing With Fire
-The Faceless Ones
-Dark Days
-Mortal Coil
-Death Bringer
-Kingdom of The Wicked                     -Spin-off: The Maleficent Seven
-Last Stand of Dead Men                      -Sort of spin-off: Armageddon Outta Here
-The Dying of the Light                      

3. Power of Five series, by Anthony Horowitz 
I feel like this series would be a really interesting sequence of films if they were to be made into films, mainly because I haven't read a series of books like this. I mean, it's got the whole package. It's about these five children (well, they're 14) that saved the world from these creatures called the Old Ones 10,000 years ago, and these children saved the world from them with these kind of telethic powers. (Like Controlling the weather, Mind Control, Healing etc). But they're back. And so are these children, but here's the thing. They are the same children. And these books are about these children finding eachother, and defeating the old ones again. It's a really good series, and regardless, if they get made into films or not, they are really good books. Here are the titles:
-Raven's Gate, focusing on Matt
-Evil Star, focusing on Pedro
-Nightrise focusing on Scott and Jaime Tyler
-Necropolis focusing on Scarlett
-Oblivion focusing on all five

4. Fairytale Retellings, by Jackson Pearce 
These books are four companion novels that are based on four different fairytales, but they all have a twist, and that twist connects these four books. They all contain werewolves (well, I'm guessing, since I've only read 2/4 of the books in this series). And these books are absolutely incredible, and I hope for Jackson Pearce to do a wrap up of all the characters and the plot line, but unfortunately I don't think she is going to be doing that. But regardless, this series so far is incredible, and I feel like they would be  incredible. Here are the books in the series:
-Sister's Red, based on Little Red Riding Hood
-Sweetly, based on Hansel and Gretel (Surrounds characters called Gretchen and Ansel)
-Fathomless, based on the Little Mermaid
-Cold Spell, based on Snow Queen
And although it may not seem like it, they all involve werewolves. And it's all really myseterious, and I just think that this series would be really good as films.
P.S.: I think it's a shame that they decided to change the cover design halfway through, and although I do love the new designs, I also remain loyal to the older covers, particularly as the first two just look more relevant to the plot line (at least in the two that I have read)

5. The Medusa Girls Trilogy, by Tera Lynn Childs
I've read quite a few  Mythology series, and this one is completely unforgettable, and this is because there are three protagonists, and you guessed it, their triplets. They are also descendants of Medusa (who in this version, is a good God), and they are Monster Hunters. Now there's a prophecy, and a rule that only one Monster can get into the Mortal World, but things start happening, and there's a whole bunch of things that happen, and I just think it would be a great series of films. Here are the titles: -Sweet Venom
-Sweet Shadows
-Sweet Legacy

So those are the books (come to think of it, they are all either trilogies or series) that I feel would make incredible films. I hope you enjoyed it! See you guys soon!

-Abi xxxx

Monday, 16 November 2015

Updates and... New Book!

Hey guys, this is Abi here,

And I am 1 book away from finishing my 100 book challenge! (It says 80 on Goodreads because I am including books that I have previously read before) and I cannot wait to finish! (Mainly so I have the opportunity to read all my favourite series' again, because I miss them). But that also means that I am going to be doing reviews too! Yay!

And also, I got a new book! And that is (drum roll please) Cinder, by Marissa Meyer! And I am so excited to read this, especially as 1) Winter just came out, and 2) Winter is also the December booksplotion book of the month! I hope to read the whole series by then, so I can comment on the live stream show, along with all the Polandbananasbooks, Katytastic and jessethereader fans too!
But let me talk about the book: Everyone seems to love this book, and although this book doesn't have a WOW and I MUST READ THIS BOOK OR I WILL EXPLODE feeling, I trust the opinions of booklovers enough to give this series a try. 
This book is based on Cinderella, hence the name Cinder, but with a twist: She is a cyborg, plus the fact that she is a "gifted mechanic", which means she isn't a princess like Cinderella. YES! 

So that's my post for today guys! Sorry that it was a bit of a short one, but I promise my next one will be super long to make up for it! Byeeeee!

-Abi xxxxx 

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Nintendo Book Tag

Hey guys, Abi here,
You may not know this but I tend to dabble a bit in gaming! I also have a lot of Nintendo game consoles, and I just thought that this tag is perfect! So, here goes!

The Nintendo Book Tag

1. NES (Nintendo Entertainment System): A classic you want to read
You guys are going to hate me for not reading this one, but I really want to read: To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. It may not be a book in the classic genre, but I consider it a classic, because it's just a classic book, and I feel that EVERYONE has read it. 

2. SNES (Super Nintendo): A sequel you liked more than the 1st (can be a 3rd book in a series): Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J K Rowling
I don't know why, I just prefer the second one to the first one. Not that I didn't LOVE the first one, I just like the second one more. Might be because I feel like there's more mystery in the second one. From the writing on the walls, to Aragog, I just prefer the second one. Please don't judge me...

3. Nintendo 64: A book that revolutionized the way you look at the world: The Day I Met Suzie, by Chris Higgins
This book showed me that naive and genuinely nice and caring people can be manipulated, and I feel that this book opened my eyes to the type of conmen are in the world, and it taught me to be smart, and to be careful with who I trust.

4. GameCube: A popular book that did not go over so well with you: City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare.
Yeah. So I just couldn't jump into this book, but I'm gonna say, I attempted this book (I say attempted because I actually couldn't finish it) approximately 5 years ago, so I'm thinking it's maybe time to try giving it a re-read...

5. Wii: A new favourite book: Mind Games, by Teri Terry
This book only came out in March, I think. Having already read her Slated trilogy, not long ago, I had complete confidence that this book, would be as brilliant as that, and I was not wrong. Highly recommend this book.

6. Nintendo Power: Favourite graphic novel series, or a series you want to start: The Lunar Chronicles, by Merissa Meyer.
I so badly want to start this series, as 1) there is so much HYPE for it and 2) Winter just came out! This series sounds so good, and I hope to read it really soon.

7. Super Mario: A character that you want to squish like a goomba: Astrid Connor, from Shattered, by Teri Terry.
This character made me want to do more than squish her, I hated her. The kinds of things this woman did, I mean, OMG.

8. Zelda: A newer fantasy that you consider to be a modern classic: Harry Potter series. 
Now pretty much everyone has chosen Harry Potter for this category for this tag, and... I don't need to explain myself for this one.

9. Samas-Aran: Favourite Sci-fi novel or one you want to read: Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor.
I so badly need to read this, I've heard a lot about this book, and all of it good. I literally need to read this book asap.

10. Pokemon: Book editions that you want to collect.
I'm gonna change this to Book with a beautiful cover, and say all the books in the Throne of Glass series, (British version), because the simplicity of the whole design, in contrast to the colours is just SPELL-BINDING.

11. Donkey Kong: A book with original characters: The Skulduggery Pleasant Characters, (Skulduggery Pleasant is written by Derek Landy)
These characters are just awesome, witty and Badass, and I love them more than most of the books I've read, because they just stand out.

12. Favourite videogame(s), or one that you really want: Xenoblade Chronicles 
This game... OMG. This game... this game is MASSIVE. 80+ hours, and that only the main plot. I have lost full days to this game. Plot twists that I did not see coming... from a MILLION MILES AWAY, characters that you fall in love with from the word go, and graphics that just take your breath away (even if it is a Wii game)... just go play it. You won't regret it.

So that was my Nintendo Book Tag! Hope you enjoyed it! And I bid you... GOODNIGHT!

-Abi xxxxx

Friday, 13 November 2015

Book Haul

Hey guys, this is Abi here,
And as you can see from the title, today I am doing a book haul! (I've bought so many books recently, I swear I have a problem).
I have bought 10 books in approximately 2 weeks! (That may not be much but it is for me)
Here they are:
1. All the Bright Places, by Jennifer Niven
2. Crown of Midnight, by Sarah J. Maas
3. Heir of Fire, by Sarah J. Maas 
4. Queen of Shadows, by Sarah J. Maas
5. One Day, by David Nicholls
6. The Raven Boys, by Maggie Stiefvater
7. Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell
8. Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell
9. The Faceless Ones (Skulduggery Pleasant #3), by Derek Landy
10. Death Bringer (Skulduggery Pleasant #6), by Derek Landy.
Here is the picture: 
So now I'm going to be talking a bit about these books okay? Okay.

1. All the Bright Places, by Jennifer Niven
Okay from what I know, there have been a lot of mixed reviews on this book but, and I don't really know why, I am really looking forward to reading this one. This is what I know about this book so far: This book is about two main characters, Violet and Theodore. Theodore wants to kill himself, and Violet is devastated by her sister's death. They meet, and "so they're story begins..." and as the book goes on, Violet's life starts to get bigger, and Theodore's starts to shrink. (That's on the back)
This book jumps from both perspectives. And I am actually really looking forward to reading this one. 

2. Crown of Midnight, 3. Heir of Fire and 4. Queen of Shadows, by Sarah J. Maas
Okay, so I know that these are separate books, but since they're a series, in gonna just put them together, because they're just beautiful. 
Now these are the second, third and fourth books in the Throne of Glass series, and the hype for them, particularly Queen of Shadows, is MASSIVE. If you haven't read Throne of Glass, (or Assassin's Blade, since that one is the prequel) then you should. This series is about an assassin, in case you were wondering. And I just can't wait to read these. 

5. One Day, by David Nicholls
Now this book is also a movie, and I had absolutely no knowledge of this until recently, which in today's society makes it a good book. Hopefully.
By the way, can you see the two faces on the cover, because it took me like two minutes to see them, though it might just be a bad eye-sight thing. 

6. The Raven Boys, by Maggie Stiefvater
I'll get to the book in a minute, but isn't the cover just beautiful? Now I finished this book approximately a week ago, and I'm kind of iffy on it. Like the plotline was fairly good, but it took me like 6 days to read it, and if I like books I tend to finish them in less than 6 days, (unless they're absolutely MASSIVE), but a lot of people who agree with me about this book always say that the second one (The Dream Thieves) is better than the first, so I kind of feel obligated to read it, so I will. 

7. Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell
Okay, I have re-read this book a couple of times, and I fly through it every. Single. Time. And please try to ignore the weird mark at the bottom of the book (honestly it wasn't me and cue the "wasn't me" song. But seriously it wasn't me, I bought it like that. And before you say "why not just buy another one?" I will reply with "It was the only one left" and it was)
I love this book so much. Full stop. It's such a cute, yet kind of not cute story because of all the things that happen with Cath's family, and everyone else. But this is one of the few cute stories that I can actually read without putting it down. 

8. Carry On, also by Rainbow Rowell
OMG, the hype for this book is so big, and you will not be disappointed! I'm 100 pages from the end, and although I have been reading this book for 5 days, which I consider excusable as it is like 520 pages, the characters and the plot and just everything is a big pile of magic and fascination, and I recommend you pick it up! Also I got 6 McDonald's vouchers when I purchased this, so that should be reason enough to read it!

9. The Faceless Ones (Skulduggery Pleasant #3) & 
10. Death Bringer (Skulduggery Pleasant #6) both by Derek Landy.
Okay, again I put these two together since they are in the same series. They are two books in the Skulduggery Pleasant, which consists of 9 books (and two spin-off books) that just GET BIGGER AND BIGGER, and thank god, because they are awesome! Oh, and am I forgetting something? Oh yeah, it features a SKELETON DETECTIVE. And a girl who can run on walls...
Anyway, I now own 7/9 of the original series (and the two spin-offs), look:
Funny enough, the two that I do not own are the 1st book in the series and the concluding one, but I WILL OWN THEM ONE DAY. Aren't the covers beautiful, by the way? This book series is so good, and so dark, and so action packed, and I love every single one of these books. Plus the dialogue. The dialogue is fantastic, in itself. It's so clever, and spunky, and I just love it. 

So those are the books in my book haul, and I hope you enjoyed it! If you have read any of these that I say that I haven't already read, please feel free to comment on what you thought, okay, Byeeeee!

-Abi xxxxx 

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

The Book Life Tag

Okay, got my cup of tea, and some ginger biscuits (5th y taste so good together), so let's get started!

Hey guys, this is Abi here,
And today I am going to be doing the Book Life Tag! (Well, duh, we already knew that from the title)
But oh well, so let's get started!

1. Who would be your parents?
I feel like this would be the obvious choice, but I'm just gonna have to go with the Weasley parents, Molly and Arthur. Because Molly is just so caring, but fiercely protective, especially to her children. And when I say that, you know what I'm talking about: ("Not my daughter, you bitch!") And Arthur, Arthur. I don't even have to say anything.

2. Who would be your sister?
Again, I'm gonna be cliche and say Prim. Dear, sweet and innocent Prim.

3. Who would be your brother?
It took me a long time to come to a conclusion about this one, and after a lot of back and forth, I decided to go with Fletcher Renn, from Skulduggery Pleasant. He's sweet and naive, and that comes off as cute, but he can teleport, so he could take you to Australia, and get you like a souvenir, or he can take you with him! He'd be the best brother ever!

4. Who/what would be your pet?
Bernie Kosar, from I Am Number Four. A dog that can turn into a dragon. Who doesn't want that?

5. Where would you live?
Hogwarts, of course. Look at that picture, isn't it just gorgeous?

6. Who would be your best friend?
Klaus Baudelaire, from Series of Unfortunate Events. I can just picture us both sitting on the sofa,or in my room, reading. I can just picture it. 

7. Who would be your significant other?
This one was also really hard, because I feel like authors are really good at creating fictional boyfriends. But I am going to have to go with Katran, from the Slated trilogy. He's a protector, and he's loyal, and you may not know this at first because he can seem like an angry person, but it's only because he's trying to protect you, and your making it really hard for him, but he does it because he cares about you.

So that was the Book Life Tag, and I hope you enjoyed it! And the people I'm going to tag are EVERYONE who wants to do it!
Did you agree with my answer? Comment down below!

-Abi xxxxx

Monday, 9 November 2015

What I Plan To Do In The Future

Hey guys, this is Abi here,
And in this blog post I plan to go into detail about what I plan to do in this blog in the future. Okay? Okay. (Hehe)
This will be in stages.

Up to finishing my 100 book Challenge 
Okay, up to the point where I finish my 100 book challenge, (I plan to do that this moth as I only have 3 books left), I plan to just do tags, top tens and maybe November Wrap Up, that's if I don't finish my 100 book challenge this month.
Here are some example of tags, top tens and lists I will be doing (but not all of them):
1. The Social Media Tag
2. The Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag
3. The Seven Deadly Sins Tag
4. Because Feelings Matter Tag
5. Disney Book Tag

Top Tens
1. Top series'
2. Top Standalones
3. Most Read Series'- Least Read Series'
3b. Top books in each genre
4. Top characters in each genre
5. Top characters that aren't protagonists.

1. Book to Movie Adaptations: My Opinion
2. Series List That I've Read
3. Best/Worst Couples in literature
4. Favorite Places To Read (with pictures)
5. Book Character Face Offs

After Finishing my 100 book Challenge 
The things that I listed above wont disappear, but I will start doing reviews with books I particularly want to share my thoughts on, whether they are good or bad thoughts.

So that is what I plan to do in my blog in the future, and if you guys have any thoughts on this post (or any other), or you have any kind of ideas of what else I could do in this blog, please do not hesitate to let me know in the comments below!

-Abigail xxxxx

Friday, 6 November 2015

Introducing... My New Blog

Hey guys, this is officially my first post in My New Blog, I'm not gonna say it's my first every post as I did originally have another blog called Bookish-Blogger, but there were some complications with email and whatever...

So this is my new blog, and I hope you enjoy it! I will be reviewing books, doing book tags, and some other really random, fun stuff!

I have currently read 96/100 books that I plan to read this year, which are all on Goodreads. and you will be able to see what books I have read this year, eventually!

So, this was my first post on this New Blog, talk to you guys soon (though at this point I'm probably only talking to myself)

So, byeeeee!

-Abigail xxxxx