Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Me To Read

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This is a weekly Meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish Where Fellow Book Bloggers Share The Top Ten of The Given Subject.

Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Me To Read

1. Fury (Elizebeth Miles)
It was a bit boring but I waited to find out the conclusion of the murder mystery so I trudged through it.

2. Under The Dome (Stephen King)

It was veeeeerrrry long and I don’t typically enjoy long books. It’s beginning made it hard for me to read as it was very slow going but I’m glad I did as it became fantastic!

3. Endure (Carrie Jones)

I didn’t want to have to see this series end. Unlike Wolves of Mercy Falls and Divergent it wasn’t well known enough to have a sequel and Unlike Maze runner it isn’t known enough to get a film. It was so hard to let it go that I put off reading this for over a year.

4. Jonas (Eden Maguire)

Really badly written and I hated the main character but I wanted to know who killed Jonas so I kept at it.

5. Night World Volume 3 (L.J. Smith)

This book was really hard to read when I had heard rumours of the cliff hanger ending and I knew some people had been waiting for the sequel for over 20 years…

6. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)

This was hard to read in the physical sense due to the old English writing. I struggled a little but in the end I grew Ok with it and managed to enjoy the book for what it was!

7. Daylighters (Rachel Caine)

This one was hard to read as I just didn’t want to let it go! After 15 incredible novels and some of my all time favourite characters, this book was impossible to bring myself round to read. I’m glad I did in the end though as it was worth it and one of the best books in the series.

8. Destined (Aprilynne Pike)

This was hard for exactly the same reasons as Endure was hard to read.

9. The Goddess Test (Amiee Carter)

This was hard to read at first due to her mother dying, I’m very close to my Mum so plot lines like this are hard for me to enjoy, however it turned out her mum was a goddess and didn’t die so all is well that ends well.

10. How To Train Your Dragon (Cressida Cowell)

Really hard to read for the sake that I loved the film so much I didn’t want to book to disappoint me…. Ooh loving a film more than the book how unconventional of me…

Review: How To Train Your Dragon

Title: How To Train Your Dragon (How to Train Your Dragon #1)
Author: Cressida Cowell
Publisher: Little Brown Books
Genres: Fantasy, Childrens, Humour.
Release Date: 1st May 2004
Pages: 214
Where Acquired: Tesco
Buy at Amazon Here 
– Book Price: £2.81 Kindle Price: £4.49 (as of when posted) 

Cover: 
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Cover From Elsewhere (Spanish):
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Goodreads Description:  
Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon…

Review:
Marked it down one star due it being so different from the movie …. I know shocker …. but I watched the movie first and love it so much, it’s one of my faverite movies so I hated that this book was so different. That aside however it made for a good read, it was witty and funny and Hiccup was similar to his film alter-ego however Toothless was so different and unlikable until the end when he managed to save hiccup’s life. I liked the whole viking test story to the book and it was more believable of a brutal viking tribe than the movie with Hiccup’s dad being a lot more harsh. I liked the way it was written like a diary but once again it was Toothless who dissapointed me as he was small, moody, wimpy and common not like the cool, funny, rare and lovable nightfury version of him.

Quotes: 

“Twelve days north of Hopeless and a few degrees south of Freezing to Death”


Rating: 


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Top Ten Books On My Autumn TBR List

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This is a weekly Meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish Where Fellow Book Bloggers Share The Top Ten of The Given Subject.

Top Ten Books On My Autumn TBR List 

1. Blood of Olympus – Rick Riordan
Need to buy
2. Earthbound – Aprilynne Pike
Owned
3. The Hunt – Andrew Fukuda
Owned
4. The One – Kiera Cass
Need to buy
5. Iron Daughter – Julie Kagawa
Owned
6. Retribution – Mark Walden
Need to buy
7. Rapture – Lauren Kate
Owned
8. City of Fallen Angels – Cassandra Clare
Owned
9. How to lose a husband and gain a life – Bernadette Strachan
Owned
10. A Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin
Owned

Ten Authors I Have Only Read One Book/Series From and Need To Read More

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Ten Authors I Have Only Read One Book (Or series in my case as I always tend to read the whole series of books) From And Need To Read More.

1. Kiera Cass (Read The Selection)
2. Stephen King (Read Under the Dome)
3. Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl)
4. James Patterson (Witch & Wizard)
5. Veronica Roth (Divergent)
6. J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter)
7. J.R.R Tolkien (The Hobbit)
8. Aimee Carter (Goddess Test)
9. Cressida Cowell (How to train your dragon)
10. Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy)

The Liebster Award



I Was Kindly Nominated For This Award By: Boats Against The Current
 
Here are the Rules

~ Link back to the person who nominated you
~ Post 11 facts about yourself.
~ Answer the 11 questions set by your nominator
~ Nominate 11 other bloggers with under 200 followers (you can’t nominate the person who nominated you)
~ Set 11 questions for your nominees to answer
~ Let your nominees know you’ve nominated them.

11 Facts About Me

1. I have pet snails
2. I am a huge TV/Film nut
3. I am only 5 foot tall
4. I have a massive family and we all live in the same town.
5. I am a University Student
6. I like alternative music and have a soft spot for Film Soundtracks and TV Theme tunes….
7. I aspire to be a librarian.
8. I want to get 4 tattoos: Yin Yang, Celtic Symbol for Strength, Birds/Feather and something to represent the elements; including spirit. But I am waiting until I am 21.
9. I actually love learning and have never hated school!
10. I am a ball of nerves half the time!

11 Questions from Boats Against The Current

Why did you start blogging?
I had been subscribed to about 5 blogs for about two years before I begun my blog, so I guess you can say they inspired me!

What is the first book you can remember reading?
I have always been a book nut so I guess if we are talking first smallish book I can’t remember probably a book on dinosaurs or something space related, Disney or a biff, chip and Kipper. Or maybe it was the finger eater…. I loved that book. The first big book I read I remember though: It was harry potter and the philosophers stone – I was 6.

What’s currently foremost on your to-read list?
The Blood Of Olympus when it comes out! Riordan books are my favourite!

What is your favourite or least favourite book to movie adaptation?
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief…. Evil movie….

What is your all-time favourite TV series?
NO BAD QUESTION NO NO NO…. YOU CAN’T ASK A MULTI-FANGIRL THIS!! TOO MANY… WAY TOO MANY! If we are going still running, current British TV only (Too complicated adding US TV in…) IT will be a tie between Sherlock and Doctor Who.

If you had to only read/watch one genre for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I would watch Fantasy and read Dystopian 

What is your favourite blog post that you have written so far?
My review for Allegiant as it was the longest and most in depth post I had written at the time!

Who is your favourite villain?
Great question! If we are going books I’m rather fond of Valentine from the Mortal Instruments series but TV Wise it has to be Moriarty!!

If you had a superpower, what would it be?
Shape-shifting! I could fly like a bird, swim like a shark, hide like a mouse etc etc… I could also make myself look older so I wouldn’t be ID’ed all the time and maybe a bit taller 😛

What are your book/movie pet hates? Eg. love at first sight, vampires, ridiculously  pretty heroines etc.
LOVE TRIANGLES…. HATE THEM!! and perfect protagonists! I like to see development and growth in my characters!

What is your favourite part of blogging?
Spilling all the thoughts that I have over a book without being judged or thought as weird, knowing there are so many other people out there who have the same problem!

I Nominate: (Not all new bloggers I don’t think but I was struggling to make the 11 haha being a newish blogger myself I haven’t met many other bloggers yet!)
~ Between Bookends
~ Videoclimber’s Variations
~ Ireaditandwept
~ Books are my best friend
~ Alison can Read
~ Music Books and Tea 
~ Beauty and the Bookshelf
~ The Reading Date
~ Book Scents
~ The Page that books built
~ The Bookmark Addict

My 11 Questions to My Nominees…
1. If you could start a meme what would it be about?
2. Your 5 Favourite books growing up?
3. What would you do if you were thrown into a Zombie apocalypse?
4. What book character are you most in love with and why?
5. Your biggest dream?
6. The most geeky thing you have ever done?
7. What film are you most excited about?
8. Who is your favourite superhero?
9. What celebrity do you think is the Hottest?
10. Why did you become a blogger?
11. 5 people you would take to a desert island with you?

Make sure you all send me a link to your post in the comments!!

Now For Something Different: Guardians of The Galaxy

 
Media Review
-Because Sometimes It’s Good To Have Variety

Movie
Title: Guardians of The Galaxy
Release Date: 1st August 2014
Where Seen: Cinema
Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Superhero
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 – Amazon Price: £14.00 (At the time of when I published the post)

Movie Poster:

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IMDB Description: 

Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.
Starring:

Chris Pratt – Peter Quill
Zoe Saldana – Gamora
Dave Bautista – Drax
Vin Deasel – Groot
Bradley Cooper – Rocket

Director:
James Gunn
Production Company:
Marvel Studios
 

Based On: 
Marvel Comic Books
  
Review:

Not your typical Marvel movie but my faveirte marvel movie to date – and that is saying something from someone who watched every marvel film as it comes out in the cinema. The heroes are not typically heroes, all of them have ulterior motives and dark pasts, not always working for good. However by the end they become heroes that we love! THIS IS THE FUNNIEST MARVEL FILM IN EXISTENCE! Marvel always has the best one liners but this movie steps it up a notch. I was laughing so hard in the first second (After the heart wrenching scene with Peter’s mother) and fell instantly in love with it! All of the characters were super but none more than ‘Star Lord’ and Groot!! I loved some of the easter eggs that I spotted (event though there are many more that I havn’t noticed apparently) such as Cosmo and the Nova Corps. The 80s music set the scene perfectly and was so unusual in a movie that It was perfect. All I have left to say is get out there and watch it!! if you haven’t done so already!! Even my mum loved it and she is usualy adverse to Marvel!!  
Quotes:

“I am Groot”

“Rocket: (About Drax) Metaphors go over his head” “Drax: NOTHING goes over my head!…My reflexes are too fast, I would catch it.”

Overall Rating:



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-The Reading Rose

Top Ten Underrated Books In The YA Genre

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This is a weekly Meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish Where Fellow Book Bloggers Share The Top Ten of The Given Subject.

Top Ten Underrated Books In The YA Genre

For comparison the statistics on goodreads of a high rated popular book Like Divergent by Veronica Roth: 1,073,286 Ratings and 80,518 reviews.

1. Earthfall Mark Walden
13032249379 Ratings and 56 Reviews on Goodreads
The most underrated book I know of and on this list! This is the newest series by Mark Walden and aimed at older audiences than his previous series – H.I.V.E.
If I wasn’t already a fan of H.I.V.E I would have never came across this book. It is fantastic and deserves to be noticed more, it’s very realistic for a sci-fi novel and great fun to read. The world it is set in is really interesting! It is fast to read but so packed with great action scenes that I couldn’t put it down anyway. The sequel is out now: Retribution.

2. Boot Camp Todd Strasser
5185932,913 Ratings and 449 Reviews on Goodreads.
This book is gritty and thrilling. I only know about it thanks to my local library where the cover caught my attention and the blurb sounded amazing. Its very raw and full of suspense. It deserves more attention! 

3. The Future Of Us Jay Asher
1231787726,130 Ratings and 4,226 Reviews on Goodreads
This book is semi-popular in the blogging world but I haven’t met a single person to have read it outside of that! It is a fantastic book covering many moral issues mixed with a little sci-fi!

4. Forgotten Kat Patrick
1011845912,808 Ratings and 1,945 Reviews on Goodreads
A quiet genius. Although the cover is amazingly eye catching the blurb doesn’t give the book as much credit as it deserves, especially for the groud-shaking ending that literally killed me. This book deserves to be loved as much as I love it! 

5. Wings Aprilynne Pike
647477150,467 Ratings and 4,213 Reviews on Goodreads
I know this one is on many of my TTT’s but it is so underestimated! It is very kooky and strange and that is one of the reasons I love it so much! It needs the attention it deserves!

6. Need Carrie Jones
407049345,759 Ratings and 3,186 Reviews on Goodreads
I only discovered this thanks to a magazine giving out free taster books! I’m so glad I did though as I was hooked from the beginning to the end! It improves with every sequel and that is why it is a little underrated as some give up with the first book!

7. Shadows Amy Meredith
75771162,035 Ratings and 150 Reviews on Goodreads
Again its thanks to a magazine free-be that I noticed this series. It is fast paced, quick to read and full of darkness and mystery. A more tame horror of the YA genre which was perfect for someone like me who doesn’t get on with horrors much. It’s creepy but fun at the same time! 

8. Blue Bloods Melissa De La Cruz
87233395,403 Ratings and 4,086 Reviews on Goodreads
This book is semi-popular but it doesn’t get the notice it deserves. it’s a book that looks like a typical YA paranormal romance with vampires, but it is nothing of the sort. It is more dark and deeply entwined with angel law than about vampires and teenage love.

9. Stray Rachel Vincent
79339923,094 Ratings and 1,459 Reviews on Goodreads
A YA aimed at older audiences than the rest of the books on this list but I even underrated this. I was shocked at how much I would love it! It is Kick-Ass and covers difficult issues. Its just a perfect read when you want to read something with a very strong female character!

  

10. My Love Lies Bleeding Alyxandra Harvey
670769312,762 Rating and 1,071 Reviews on Goodreads
This is the book that I personally underrated and underestimated most on this list! Neither the cover, blurb or the name appealed to me, I only baught it as it was so cheap in a kindle sale. How glad am I that I baught it now! I assumed that it would be a typical vampire romance novel but instead it was one of the most fast paced and interesting vampire novels that i have had the pleasure of reading! I hope none of you make the same mistake!