Top Ten Tuesday #21

Top Ten Books That I Read in 2014.

I have read over 100 books so far this year so to narrow it down to just ten is going to be tricky. Really I’m going to pick the first 10 amazing books that come to mind (Sorry!)phoenix holt

The Witches of the Glass Castle, Evanescent, How I Found You and Phoenix Holt by Gabriella Lepore.

All four are incredible reads, gripping from the first page until the last.  –  TWOGC sequel Uprising is released TODAY!!!

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.

This book, what can I say? Just…WOW. Karou is my perfect female character I completely devoured this book.cropped-fangirl.jpg

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

A book about a fangirl + a cute guy = perfect for the fangirl community! Rainbow Rowell was a real shining star of 2014 and I’m gutted that this was the only book of hers that I got around to reading. More Rainbow for me in 2015.

Love, Rosie (Where Rainbows End) by Cecelia Ahern.

This was my favourite contemporary chick-lit book of the year by far.

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Top Ten Tuesday #20


Top Ten New-To-Me Authors in 2014Love rosie

I will tell you the author and then the first book by them that I read 🙂

Gabriella Lepore – The Witches of the Glass Castle

Cecelia Ahern – Love, Rosie

Jennifer Lynn Barnes – The Naturals

Michelle Hodkin – The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Lindsay Cummings – The Murder Complex

Richelle Mead – Vampire AcademyimagesCAYX12D4

Laini Taylor – Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Jennifer L Armentrout – Obsidian

Teri Terry – Slated

Leigh Bardguo – Shadow and Bone

Waiting on Wednesday #9

New WoWI apologise for missing the last two week’s Waiting on Wednesday and I apologise (a little) because my choice for this week was actually released yesterday. However, I do not have my copy yet so I am still waiting.

The Balance Keepers #1: The Fires of Calderon.balance

By Lindsay Cummings.

Release date: Yesterday.

From Amazon:

“With themes of friendship, self-discovery, and courage; both boy and girl main characters; fierce creatures to battle; a mystery to solve; and a boarding school that could be described as Hogwarts underground, there’s something for every reader to enjoy in this contemporary—and fantastically imaginative—spin on the classic Journey to the Center of the Earth.

When eleven-year-old Albert Flynn follows a mysterious map deep into the woods, and then under the woods, he discovers he’s a Balance Keeper—someone with special magical skills for keeping harmony in fantastical underground worlds. Together with his teammates Leroy and Birdie, Albert must master his magical talents in time to stop the fires in the Calderon Realm from destroying New York City above.”

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Not many books read this month unfortunately, it’s been a busy month, but I have read some wonderful books this month and discovered new authors. Lindsay Cummings, Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki – brilliant!

Books read: 10

  • Skellig by David Almond.
  • The Fire Witness by Lars Kepler.
  • The Julius House (Auroura Teagarden #4) by Charlaine Harris.
  • The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood.
  • The Fear Trials by Lindsay Cummings.
  • The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings.
  • The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult.
  • Branded by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki.
  • Alex by Pierre Lemaitre.
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.

Favourite book: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult.

Least Favourite book: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon.

The Murder Complex

The Murder Complex

By Lindsay Cummings

Pages 398 (kindle)


The Murder Complex
From the back cover:

“In a world where the murder rate is higher than the birth rate, fifteen-year-old Meadow, trained by her father to kill and survive in any situation, falls in love with Zephyr, a government assassin.”

For the last few months I have followed the author, Lindsay Cummings, on Instagram and I have witnessed the build up to the release date of her debut novel The Murder Complex. I was eagerly awaiting the day that I would get to read the book that I had been hearing so much about and seeing so much hype about in the bookstagram community. I was not disappointed.

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