My Untouched Trilogies

Hello world!🙋

So, I’ve been in a bit of a slump for a while now after trying to finish a book and just managed to add another unfortunate one on my infamous DNF pile.😿

I tried scanning my reader for anything that might catch my interest but… imagine my amazement when I noticed how many trilogies I have.

Guys, I have 9, NINE UNTOUCHED TRILOGIES. That’s 27 books. 😮

Here are the trilogies I’m referring to:

1. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

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– I know this is a must read trilogy. I just need the right mood to start this. I’m scared of the size of each book.

2. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

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– I just need to finish The Mortal Instruments first then I’m all set for this.

3. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

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– I can’t remember what made me get all three of these. Uhm, nope. Can’t remember.😛

4. Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness

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– I’m so intrigued with Patrick Ness and I wanted to start with this trilogy of his.

5. The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater

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– I wanted to read this before I start the Raven Cycle Series.

6. Penryn & the End of Days by Susan Ee

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– I learned about this trilogy through the blogging community and I heard a lot of good things about it.

7. Slated by Teri Terry

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– I think the blurb of the first book made me interested on this trilogy.

8. Newsoul by Jodi Meadows

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– I learned about this trilogy on a booktube account I’ve been following. She was so convincing so…

9. Graceling Realm by Kristin Cashore

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– Another booktube find… Seems interesting.

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I swear I didn’t even took a single peak on every first book of each of these trilogies. Which one should I bump up my TBR? They all seem interesting.😍

Don’t even get me started with my unfinished seriesSSS… 😱

My TBR as always is a chaos. And still, my reading slump continues to pester me.:'(

On a lighter note, I have lots of posts for this weekend. Need to catch up, lol.😁

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Wallbanger – Book Review

Title: Wallbanger
Author: Alice Clayton
Series: #1 of Cocktail

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Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This is my second Alice Clayton book. I was a bit wary on reading this because the first one (The Unidentified Redhead) wasn’t that great, for me. It was okay but I didn’t continue onto that series(trilogy?).

Anyway, I have read a lot of good reviews on this and about Clive the cat so I’m curious enough that it made me read this.🙋

This is a story between Simon and Caroline. The names doesn’t seem to fit on the characters for me but I was hooked by the story line and the side characters. I love the progress from hate to truce, to friends, to more than friends to wooing and finally in a relationship. ❤

It was a slow burn, this book. The internal dialogues of Caroline was a bit distracting, but still made me laugh.😁

The romance was cute and also hot!💜

But my favorite character is Clive, haha.😁 That cat has a POV, lol. I love him.😻 He’s a spy. Haha.😂

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I love this story!😘

TBR Finds (September 25)

My work load is starting to pressure me but I will fight back! With what? My bookish life…😘

Here are the books I added on my goodreads this week and the ones I’m most excited for. Title links to their respective goodreads page:

1. The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron

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What isn’t written, isn’t remembered. Even your crimes.

Nadia lives in the city of Canaan, where life is safe and structured, hemmed in by white stone walls and no memory of what came before. But every twelve years the city descends into the bloody chaos of the Forgetting, a day of no remorse, when each person’s memories – of parents, children, love, life, and self – are lost. Unless they have been written.

In Canaan, your book is your truth and your identity, and Nadia knows exactly who hasn’t written the truth. Because Nadia is the only person in Canaan who has never forgotten.

2. The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey

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Melanie is a very special girl. Dr. Caldwell calls her “our little genius.”

Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her. She jokes that she won’t bite, but they don’t laugh.

Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children’s cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she’ll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn’t know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

3. Sleeping Beauty by Jenni James

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The sleeping girl has no idea she is asleep. 

After Aleyna witnessed the cruel deaths of her family, she was put to sleep by Ezralon the unicorn. He has been keeping her safe, hidden in the forest, until her true prince could come and rescue her. 

While Aleyna is protected in the forest, her spirit walks the halls of her ruined, deserted castle in a dream-like existence, believing everything is still perfect. However, she is halted in this state—almost as if time were frozen—until the prince awakens her. 

Prince Darién of Lybrooke Court loves a challenge as much as the next man, but believes it will be a fool’s errand to rescue a ghost who is already dead! He’s convinced no one could have survived sleeping thirty years, so what is the point of rescuing a girl who is quite content to haunt on her own?

Of course, if Darién wasn’t so afraid of ghouls, this whole thing could be much easier to fathom…

4. Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall

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Gideon always has a plan. His plans include running for class president, becoming head of the yearbook committee, and having his choice of colleges. They do NOT include falling head over heels for his best friend and next door neighbor, Kyle. It’s a distraction. It’s pointless, as Kyle is already dating the gorgeous and popular head cheerleader, Ruby. And Gideon doesn’t know what to do.

Kyle finally feels like he has a handle on life. He has a wonderful girlfriend, a best friend willing to debate the finer points of Lord of the Rings, and social acceptance as captain of the basketball team. Then, both Ruby and Gideon start acting really weird, just as his spot on the team is threatened, and Kyle can’t quite figure out what he did wrong… 

5. Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman

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Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she’s done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There’s only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take.

Her solution: she needs a fake boyfriend. And fast.

Enter Becks, soccer phenom, all-around-hottie, and Sally’s best friend practically since birth. When Sally asks Becks to be her F.B.F. (fake boyfriend), Becks is only too happy to be used. He’d do anything for Sal–even if that means giving her PDA lessons in his bedroom, saying she’s “more than pretty,” and expertly kissing her at parties.

The problem: Sally’s been in love with Becks all her life–and he’s completely clueless.

6. For The Love Of English by A.M. Hargrove

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Single dad, Beckley Bridges, is sexy as hell. 
No, really, he’s the hottest thing since the sun was created. 
Honest to God, crack an egg on him and the thing will sizzle.
So what’s the problem? 
He’s also a gigantic jerk. 
I hate the bastard. 
I try to avoid him at all costs. 
But for some reason, everywhere I go he seems to show up. 

Only the real issue is his daughter, English.
She’s an adorable quirky first-grader who’s the sweetest thing since iced tea.
And she’s one of my students but also the love of his life.
So I have to deal with him on a professional level. 
It’s not easy. 
On a scale of easy to hard, dealing with Beckley Bridges is like nails screeching across a blackboard.

But when English’s mother tries to gain custody after abandoning her on Beckley’s doorstep as an infant, he’ll do anything possible to keep English under his roof. 

That’s how he ends up propositioning me.

And crazy as it sounds? 

I find myself considering it. 

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September is about to end. I don’t know where or how time flies sooo fast. And amazingly my TBR is increasing without any sign of stopping, lol.😁

Tomorrow is Monday again.. Ugh, back to work. I still need my rest…😭

Actually give me my sacred reading time.. I need lots of them.😭

Hope you guys had a better weekend!😘

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Stormbreaker – Book Review

Title: Stormbreaker
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Series: #1 of Alex Rider

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Rating: 🌟🌟🌟.5

What prompted me to read this is the movie, actually it’s Alex Pettyfer, haha.😍

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I’m curious as to how the book was in comparison to the movie, so here goes.❤

Alex Rider is a normal fourteen year old British kid. That is, until his uncle died and a lot of secrets spilled over. One day he’s going to school and in a blink he’s training with men, jumping off a parachute and diving under water. When the lives of many people is in your hands and you’re barely a fledgeling, how will you make it through?

I have mix feelings about this. I love the plot. It was sooo action packed, I felt Alex’s struggles all through out. I was leaning on giving it 4 stars but I feel like the pacing is too fast for me. It was more plot-centered than what I was expecting.

I wish it were longer, can’t believe I said that. Lol.😁 But I enjoyed this book and wasn’t able to put it down until I finished it. Hopefully on the next book, Alex’s character will be fleshed out for us to know who Alex is apart from being a spy. I will obviously continue with this series.👍

My Bookish Update (Sep1-12)

NEW READS:

1. Lick by Kylie Scott – 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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– Cute and hot romance between a well known guitarist of a band and a commoner. I love it.❤ I wish it were longer though.😸

2. Decker’s Wood by Kirsty Dallas – 🌟🌟🌟.5

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– an unusual story premise. It was cute-ish and definitely hot.👍

3. On The Fence by Kasie West – 🌟🌟🌟

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– it was okay. I liked it but it was predictable.

4 – 6. Dark Sword #1, #2, #3 – 🌟🌟🌟🌟 each

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– I posted a collective review for this three HERE .😸

DID NOT FINISH:

1. We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

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– I tried to read this but I guess it wasn’t for me.😿

SHINING MOMENT:

🎉6 MONTHS of Blogging!🎉

Time flies sooo fast and I reached half a year of blogging… WOW😍

Thank you so much for everyone who joined me on my journey!🙌💜

And this:

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Yay!🙋

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For twelve days, I managed to read 6 books.😸

And this day I reached my 6th month mark of blogging.🙌

Happy Mondays!😘

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Dark Sword #1, #2 & #3 – Book Reviews

Title: Dangerous Highlander
Author: Donna Grant
Series: #1 of Dark Sword

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Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

I’m trying to read something other than paranormal. And I ended up starting this series. I think it’s also on the paranormal side and a bit of fantasy with a historical setting.

This is my first read from Donna Grant. It was an engaging read. Surprisingly okay and I was hooked.❤

I love the MacLeod Brothers.😸 The history of the Druids were clear and I love how the characters are well established. I love it and will surely continue with the second book.👍

Title: Forbidden Highlander
Author: Donna Grant
Series: #2 of Dark Sword

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Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This is the story of the eldest among the MacLeod brothers, Fallon. This seems shorter than the first novel. I’m not sure why but it lacked the “we’re at war” kind of feeling or tone on it. I still enjoyed it though. I’m having a hard time keeping up with the names of the new addendum on the team, lol.😁

I just want Quinn (youngest among the brothers) to be rescued and let him have his HEA already and why can’t Deirdre die already. She needs to die ASAP. Haha.😸

Title: Wicked Highlander
Author: Donna Grant
Series: #3 of Dark Sword

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Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This is Quinn’s story, the youngest of the MacLeod Brothers. I’ve been waiting for this.❤

Finally Deirdre was beheaded. And totally dead. But I have my doubt that it’s all just a product of black magic. What if she’s still alive?

Not sure if I’ll continue on the fourth book. I mean the MacLeod Brothers already have their HEA, so I don’t know if I want to read about the other warriors’ stories.

August 2016 Wrap Up

I totally love this month of August!😍

I finally got a job.😸 As of this day, I’ve been working for about 3 weeks now.🙋

This month, I struggled with managing my time but eventually my love for books enable me to read 12 books this month, not including re-reads.🙌

Here are the books I’ve read this month:

❤PARANORMAL ROMANCE❤

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1. A Sorceress of His Own (The Gifted Ones #1) by Dianne Duvall – 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
2. Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians #1) by Dianne Duvall – 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5
3. Night Reigns (Immortal Guardians #2) by Dianne Duvall – 🌟🌟🌟🌟
4. Phantom Shadows (Immortal Guardians #3) by Dianne Duvall – 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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5. Gideon (The Nightwalkers #2) by Jacquelyn Frank – 🌟🌟🌟.5
6. Elijah (The Nightwalkers #3) by Jacquelyn Frank – 🌟🌟🌟.5
7. Damien (The Nightwalkers #4) by Jacquelyn Frank – 🌟🌟🌟.5
8. Bite The Dust (Blood and Moonlight #1) by Cynthia Eden – 🌟🌟🌟

❤FANTASY❤

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9. Recurve (The Elemental Series #1) by Shannon Mayer – 🌟🌟.5

❤ NEW ADULT❤

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10. Smut by Karina Halle – 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5
11. Driven (#1) by K. Bromberg – 🌟🌟🌟
12. The Unidentified Redhead (#1) by Alice Clayton – 🌟🌟🌟

❤FAVORITE BOOKS THIS MONTH❤

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My REVIEW of A Sorceress of His Own
My REVIEW of Darkness Dawns
My REVIEW of Smut

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This month is paranormal romance month for me.😁

Paranormal romance is my first ever addiction on my early days of reading. Scanguard vampires, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Night World are some of my favorites.👍

It’s already SeptemBER. The -BER months are here! Christmas is just around the corner.😘

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