So the original topic for this week is Books I decided to DNF too quickly but I can’t bring myself to DNF books as it messes with my OCD. Even if I am struggling big time with the books I will still finish them. So here is a list of books that I would have DNF  if that was in me. Also please note that some of these I did end up liking but they were soooo slow it was a struggle and also I decided to cut it down to 5 as I could think of 10.

5Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club

4 The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

3 Killer by Sara Shepard

2 The Heir by Kiera Cass

1 Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer

That’s it for now.

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June TBR

So as you may or probably not know I am going the Vietnam in June and I am SOOOOO excited! While I will definitely be taking a lot of books with me I haven’t decided what they are going to be yet, so I have decided to do this TBR in two parts. This is half of the TBR will be what I am planning on reading up until the 13th of June which is when I fly out.

So here is my list (maybe hehe)

Miss Peregrine's Home - Ransom Riggs Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Scythe - Neil Shusterman Scythe by Neil Shusterman

The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

That is it for now and I will be back with the books I am planning on taking with me to Vietnam (currently debating with my partner that it’s normal to have half your suitcase filled with books).

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May Wrap Up

So I think April drained me as I started the month not really in the mood to read and wanted to catch up on other things.

So onto the wrap up.

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  1. Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  2. The Thousandth Floor by Katherine McGee

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Books Read

This Month: 2
Yearly Total: 25

Type

In a series: 2
Stand Alone: 0

Pages Read

This Month: 1063
Yearly Total: 9551

Format

Physical: 2
Digital:
Audio:

Mt TBR

This Month: 0
Yearly Total: 7

Category

Middle Grade: 0
Yearly: 7
Young Adult: 2
Yearly: 17
Non-Fiction: 0
Yearly: 1

Beat the Backlist

This Month: 1
Yearly Total: 24

Genre

Autobiography: 0
Yearly: 1
Contemporary: 0
Yearly: 2
Fantasy: 0
Yearly: 12
Historical Fiction: 0
Yearly: 2
Sci Fi: 2
Yearly: 8

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So this month I did better and posted 2 book reviews this month. I also have quite a few in the editing stage so there should be more going up while I am on leave next month.

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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Recaps on the other hand, I didn’t do as well. I have a number of these that are being drafted so I am aiming to post them in June.

 

So that’s it for my May wrap up. I will be back soon with my June TBR.

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So this weeks Top Ten list is all about book worlds that I would not want to live in.

10 Hunger Games World by Suzanne Collins

95th Wave world by Rick Yancy

8 Kerenza IV from The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

7Illea from The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

6 Around the Queen of Hearts from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

5 Westeros from Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

4 An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

3 Luna (pre-Cinder running it) from the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

2 Divergent world by Veronica Roth

1 White London in A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

That’s it for now.

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Series: The Lunar Chronicles #1
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: February 9, 2016
Page Numbers: 446
Star Rating:4.5 Stars
Goodreads Summary

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 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.

This is not the fairytale you remember. But it’s one you won’t forget.

my thoughts

I really enjoyed reading this book and it completely hooked me from the start even as this was a re-read for me. I love the world of Cinder and how the technology of the world isn’t completely out of the question. Governments have talked about having inserted chips as a form of ID and there are many people working on hovercrafts.

Marissa Meyer is an amazing writer and did a wonderful job of incorporating the story of Cinderella in this new world. I felt like I was walking around with Cinder as the settings were perfectly described and I was fully engrossed in the story.

I really like Cinder as a character and there was a good mix between the evolving story and incorporating her back story. My favourite character though was Prince Kai. He was well balanced between being the new King and all the responsibilities that entails as well as being quick witted and cheeky just as a young prince would be.

In general I love retellings and heard a lot of good reviews about this series and this book lived up to them and I would highly recommend this series.

Date Started: Feb 21, 2018
Date Finished: Feb 27, 2018

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