Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Top Ten Tuesday- Books On My Spring 2018 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week's topic is: Books On My Spring TBR.

Obsidio (The Illuminae Files book 3) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson book 10) by Patricia Briggs
Heart of Mist (The Oremere Chronicles book 1) by Helen Scheuerer

I decided to keep my list short because there are so many new releases coming out in the spring months that I plan to read as well as these five books.  What books are on your Spring TBR?

Saturday, 10 March 2018

UKYA Books I Would Like To Read This Year

This year I've decided that I would make a goal to read more UKYA.  Recently I've realised that although I am from the UK the vast majority of the books I read are not.  When I decide to read a book I don't check where the author is from I just go by the blurb.  If I like the blurb, I'll read it.  Simple.  And although that is a thing I would like to maintain I would also like to be more aware of some UKYA books that have been/are being published.  I've listed here some of the UKYA books that I would like to read this year.  

The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury
A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard

The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven
Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron (Release date: 22nd March)
I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman (Release date: 3rd May)
We Are Young by Cat Clarke (Release date: 3rd May)

Have you read any of these books? What do you think of them? Do you have any UKYA recommendations?

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Top Ten Tuesday - Favourite Book Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is: Favourite Book Quotes.  

'She feels upturned, emptied, all the stardust of the past flying out of her pockets and away on the breeze.' - Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer

'I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association.'  - Shatter me by Tahereh Mafi

'One must always be careful of books and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.' - Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

'I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.' - The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

'Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?' – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling

'Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.' – The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

'You are all the colours in one, at full brightness.'  – All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

'The madness of youth made me unafraid.' – Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano

'To the stars who listen- and the dreams that are answered.' – A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

'You could rattle the stars.' – Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas 

These are just some of my favourite book quotes.  What are some of yours?

Thursday, 1 March 2018

February 2018 Wrap Up

In February I read four books.  Here is a list of them and some of my thoughts on them.

The Girl from the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún Volumes 1 & 2 by Nagabe - Both 4/5 STARS
I enjoyed these two volumes and I really loved the artwork of it. It has a very dark and mysterious quality to the story and I love that about it.  

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air book 1) by Holly Black - 4/5 STARS
I loved how much this book centred on faerie politics and I liked the twists and turns throughout it. You can find my review of it here

Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep book 1) by Mira Grant - 4/5 STARS 
This book is about killer mermaids!  And although I did find some of the scientific and marine research parts of the book went over my head, the book is certainly memorable and the last half of the book is very thrilling.

Those were all the books I read in February.  I also watched Jessica Jones and I really loved it.  It's a great series and I can't wait to see where season 2 goes but first I have to watch the other Marvel series on Netflix.  I also started watching the k-drama Pinocchio.  I'm only around halfway through it but its soo good!

Here are some of my Bookstagram pictures I posted in February.  You can find me at xo_reader_kyla.

What did you read or watch in February?