Top Ten Tuesday #8: Favourite books of 2017

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2017 is coming to an end and it is time to look back at my favourite books of this year. These are my favourite books I have read this year, not the books that have been published this year. Well some of them have, but not all of them.

So lets get this list started!

  1. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel. Ohhh, a perfect book that makes you scream “Give me more! Now!”. It was also the first book I read this year.
  2. Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel. Book two of Themis Files. Still makes you scream “Give me more! Now!”. And I’m really excited for May 1st 2018, because then the third and last book is published!
  3. Warcross by Marie Lu. I really, really wanted this book, because the synopsis intrigued me and I got it as a birthday present from Dita. Yey! And I LOVED it. I think I’ll have to write a review for it. πŸ™‚
  4. The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Sky. Mmm, loved the romance and magic in this one.
  5. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.
  6. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. Just hilarious.
  7. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. My future sons are going to be namedΒ Γ‰tienne. πŸ˜€

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Top Ten Tuesday #7: Book Boyfriends

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I’m screaming. How do I choose? This is hard! I have many boyfriends… fictional boyfriends.

  • If you have read my Vampire Academy reviews (if you haven’t, you can find them here) you probably know that I LOVE Dimitri Belikov.😍 He’s my number one boyfriend.
  • My precious boo boo – Evan from The 5th Wave.πŸ™ƒ Love him and his butt. πŸ˜€ (Btw I’m still Β not over the fact that “The Butt” scene wasn’t included in the movie)
  • Alec. Do I even have to comment? You know what I’m talking about.😊
  • Γ‰tienne St. Clair from Anna and The French Kiss.
  • Alex from Delirium.
  • Olly from Everything, Everything.
  • Enzo from The Young Elites.

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The Sis Reviews: The Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner

Finished these books last week except The Kill Order, but that’s a prequel (mkey just saw that there’s another prequel – The Fever Code). Well I tried to read this trilogy earlier in the year and in Latvian, but that didn’t go that well – I got bored and I didn’t like the translation, also the book was huge and heavy and way more bigger than the ones I was reading. So months later I asked my cousin if I could borrow her set of Maze Runner. And that started a three/four day reading marathon.

Book one – The Maze Runner. I absolutely LOVE Newt and Minho. I absolutely HATE Teresa, mainly because I didn’t like the actress that played her in the movie and all her “WICKED is good” stuff. Arghh! Let me say that I saw the movies before I read the books. By the way the movies – WTF?! Anyway I’ll get to the movies later. I don’t have much to say about this book – I just enjoyed it and also it got me out of my ginormous reading slump. Oh, and please a moment of silence for the terrible death in the end. 😭Read More »

The Sis Reviews: The Last Star by Rick Yancey

dscn1526The last book of The 5th Wave trilogy – The Last Star. I can’t say that I liked it. It was meh. The ending was weird. Partly it was okay, but, at the same time, there were some things I don’t know why were even happening.

The most nerve-wracking person was Sam. I still don’t get how old is he. Five? Six? He’s acting like he is at least 10 or 11. I just hate him!!! 😑😑😑 I don’t get why he hates Cassie, but adores Ben.

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The Sis Reviews: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Well hello there world! The Sis Reviews are back. I don’t even know why they were gone. πŸ˜€ But I can assure you that in these few months of silence I have read many books and therefore have many reviews to write. πŸ™‚

DSCN1592Obsidian I bought last year in October, while I was in Germany. This book was bought under pressure. πŸ˜€ That is, I was in bookshop with two non-bookworm friends and they wanted to go out as soon as possible. And the English section in the bookshop was small, partly because I already own some of the books. (Later I had to spend an hour in H&M and I got only, like, what 10 minutes in bookshopπŸ˜‘) So I bought Obsidian…πŸ˜•

While in Germany, I started to read it, but after 20 pages or so I gave up because the cringe was too huge. And in January I decided to give it a try again, because I wanted to read something cheesy. And, boy, was it CHEESY.Read More »

Top Ten Tuesday #6: Character Names I’d Use to Name a Cat

toptentuesdayI don’t have many ideas, but I’m 100% sure that I would name a cat in one of these names:

  • Chairman Meow
  • Magnus and Alec. Then when the cats are fighting/playing I could yell “Malec stop fighting!” Oh my, I’m fangirling so hard right now. πŸ˜€ I just can’t wait for Shadowhunters Season 2.
  • Dobby
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Winky with a sock. πŸ™‚

I already have a cat that is named after a book character – Winky, house elf from Harry Potter.

Do you have a pet that is named after a book character?

Wow this is such a long post. πŸ˜€

Monthly Wrap-Up: September 2016

Read in September: Sis

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September was a productive month for reading. I read four books. The Heir and The Crown by Kiera Cass, The Power of Six and The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore.

Read in September: Dita

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Not a bad month reading-wise. Three finished books. Nothing too great, but not too bad either. In September I finished Pride and Prejudice and ZombiesΒ (silly, hilarious, sometimes utterly silly, but still fun), Mythago WoodΒ (there’s something really intriguing about it, but it was also somewhat hard to get into) and The Last StarΒ (I don’t know, the series ended, things happened, it wasn’t bad, I suppose, but neither was it great). I’ll try to work on some reviews for those, but don’t hold your breath too much. πŸ˜€Read More »

The Sis Reviews: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

dscn1516I know I haven’t reviewed City of Fallen Angels, but, honestly, I don’t remember what happened in it. πŸ˜€ So I’m gonna skip it and review (actually, fangirl about) City of Lost Souls.

I hate it. And love it. I don’t know. πŸ˜€ I have made some notes while reading this book and now re-reading them makes me laugh.

The thing- person- I hated the most in this book was Jace. It’s not that I have liked him very much in the previous books, but in this one he was very annoying, too freaking sassy and too much in love with himself.Read More »

Top Ten Tuesday #4: TV Shows I Wish Never Got Cancelled

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Finally September 6 is here. I have been waiting for this topic since it was first published on the list of future topics on The Broke and the Bookish.

Isn’t that sad that your favourite TV show gets cancelled, because there aren’t enough people watching it? Excuse me, I was watching it!Β πŸ˜’

  • Red Band Society. Ahh it was soo good. Awesome cast, cute guys. πŸ˜€ It aired only for one season. 😦
  • Wonderland. It is an Australian show. I was shocked when I found out that it has been cancelled. 😦
  • Eye Candy. I think this one is based on a book. And since I saw it, I want to read the book, but yeah I haven’t. πŸ˜€
  • Containment. Why isn’t there a second season? Yeah, I know it was already limited event series, but CHRIS WOOD. The last episode was okay -no cliffhangers, but I still have many questions. LOL, just found some article saying “Chris Wood: Containment finale won’t leave fans feeling “lost”.” Umm I felt lost!πŸ˜’
  • Terra Nova. Though now I don’t remember much from this series, I know that I wanted more not only one season.
  • The Mysteries of Laura. This one is a hilarious series. It’s comedy and detective. And the last episode just screamed season 3.
  • Twisted. A nice mystery. Guess what, it ended with a freaking cliffhanger!!!😑😑😑

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Here’s Dita piping in with some of her favourite cancelled series.Read More »