Top Ten Tuesday: Poor unfortunate souls

Oh god, I have back to back Top Ten Tuesdays where is that consistent posting I promised weeks ago??

So this week on TTT it’s freebie week! As usual, I had no idea what to do but after scrolling through past TTT topics I found “Most Unfortunate Character Names” and it just clicked.

1. Chaol Westfall | Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Because this:

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2. Mare Barrow | Red Queen

Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)Mare literally means a female horse… is it meant to be symbolic or something because I got none of that.

3. Maven | Red Queen

What??? Where is the author getting these from?

4.  America Singer | The Selection

The Selection (The Selection, #1)She lives in America and she’s a singer!!! Well, she lives in what used to be America.

5. Renesmee Cullen | Twilight Saga

Twilight (Twilight, #1)Please never mashup names like this. Restrain yourselves.

6. Peeta Mellark | The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)Honestly, who doesn’t think this name is just ugly? I love Peeta, it’s just his name is horrible.

7. Valek | The Study Series

Poison Study (Study, #1)His name really made me want to say it in a Russian accent. You know with the throaty a’s.

8. Casimir | Ruined

Ruined (Ruined, #1)

I have no idea how to say this… cashmere without the h?

9. Cricket Bell | Lola and the Boy Next Door

Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss #2)

How can you not think about cricket chirps with a name like that?


So basically every fantasy series! Seriously though, what is it with fantasy and really weird names?

♥ Prima

Top Ten Tuesdays: The Half Yearly Top 10

Half Year Report: Read 37/70 books for the Goodreads challenge, 5 books ahead! On the other hand, I am in the mid year reading slump so those 5 books better cover for me for a while.

Anyways, this week’s TTT tells us to list the top 10 2016 releases so far and coincidentally, I’ve only read 12 2016 releases so far. I’m really behind on 2016 releases so I’ll just group my 12 reads instead 😄

Awesome

Starflight, Melissa Landers – 4/5 stars | Another spaceship and crew to fill my heart… plus a surprisingly non cliche romance

Holding Court, K.C Held – 4/5 stars | The dark horse that came out of nowhere. It was so good.

Ruined, Amy Tintera – 4/5 stars | A simple, full of cliche story but it works with it.

Bright Blaze of Magic, Jennifer Estep – 5/5 stars | It’s Jennifer Estep.

Yeah Sure

Firstlife, Gena Showalter – 3/5 stars | The writing style is pretty unique but it doesn’t quite work with the bland characters and the “You’re special” love line

The Way to Game the Walk of Shame, Jenn P. Ngyuen – 3.5/5 stars | Typical YA contemporary stuff. Nothing more but it’s fluffy and fun.

Wild Swans, Jessica Spotwood -3/5 stars | Frustrating characters with relatable issues.

Disappointing

Playing Defense, Cate Cameron – 2/5 stars | Why was this not as good as Center Ice??

Tone Deaf, Olivia Rivers – 3/5 stars | The concept was so promising but it fell so flat.

Just Bad

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The Distance from A to Z , Natalie Blitt – 1/5 stars | Hoped for Anna and the French Kiss, got the sequels instead but worse.

Paper Princess, Erin Watt – 1/5 stars | Sorry, just no.


Boom, there’s all the 2016 releases I’ve read, it’s a very short list 😄 Looking forward to the next half though (KASIE WEST!!) So what have you read this year?

♥ Prima

 

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Loved you to (bookish) death

You know when you love a book so much that you end up hating it? Or when you hated a book so much and ended up loving it? This week it’s all about the books you loved, then hated, then loved, then hated…


1. Ink | Amanda Sun

Ink (Paper Gods, #1)This book went from ok to amazing after a couple of rereads. I remember I really complained about the instalove but the main couple was pretty cute so I was willing to overlook it 😄

2. Twilight | Stephanie Meyer

Twilight (Twilight, #1)I was actually a fan of Twilight. Not a Twihard or anything but I liked it enough. I mean Stephanie Meyer can write but Twilight was not an example of that.

3. The Host | Stephanie Meyer

The Host (The Host, #1)I have to talk about The Host if I mention Twilight! I remember borrowing this one from my library and really hating it. The intro is really slow and I just couldn’t get through it. The next month I tried to read it again, got past the intro and into the amazingness.

4. Bloodlines Series | Richelle Mead

Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)Ah, my on off relationship with this series. I go through moments of just pure fangirling to analysing why it got so bad at the end.

5. Fallen | Lauren Kate

Fallen (Fallen, #1)One of the first angel stories I ever read. I’m pretty sure it’s not as good as I thought it was 😄

6. Riley Bloom Series | Alyson Noel

Radiance (Riley Bloom, #1)Ok, I was just really excited by small things when I was younger. I’m so sure that I would hate this book if I read this today.

7.  Spellbound | Cara Lynn Shultz

Spellbound (Spellbound, #1)This book seemed really cliched the first read but my inner fangirl was unleashed the next time.

8. My Love Lies Bleeding | Alyxandra Harvey

My Love Lies Bleeding (Drake Chronicles, #1)OMG how could I forget my obsession with this series. I literally stalked the author’s website so much.

9. Incarnate | Jodi Meadows

Incarnate (Newsoul, #1)So this was probably one of my first YA reads… good times.

I was so close to ten this week! Damn it!! Anyways, do you see books different after a while? Do you go and actually change your ratings? Let me know 😀

Top Ten Tuesday | Books I picked up on a whim

Another Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and The Bookish! Honestly, I thought I read a lot of books on a whim. It just depends on how I’m feeling, what I feel like reading… I struggle with reading books when they’re popular! Surprisingly though, I found it really hard to come up with a list for this week because a lot of my recent reads I’ve found through blogs and Goodreads. I just think it’s just safer to get people’s thoughts before reading!

1. Dorothy Must Die | Danielle Paige

Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1) My most recent read was on a whim! Wow that coincidence 😄 I’m pretty sure I got it because it was free on iBookstore.

2. Ink | Amanda Sun

Ink (Paper Gods, #1) THE COVER!!!!

3. Poison Study | Maria V. Snyder

Poison Study (Study, #1) I’d read Snyder’s Inside Out and Touch of Power but Poison Study was just a book I just suddenly picked up. It was awesome,

4. Sweet Evil | Wendy Higgins

Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy, #1)This was a holiday whim. My family and I were driving down to Melbourne and that’s like an 8 hour trip so I had to get some books. Got so obsessed with Kaidan afterwards 😄

5. Crave | Melissa Darnell

Crave (The Clann, #1)Read it along with Sweet Evil. It was a really long trip.

6. Firstlife | Gena Showalter

Firstlife (Everlife, #1)Firstlife was part of the only book haul I’ve ever done. I literally just grabbed 6 books and bought them.

7. The Darkest Minds | Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)Ok, look it was super cheap in Big W and it was the end of 2014 so I had to buy it. Thank god I did because it was amazing, made a great reading start for 2015!

8. Rebel Wing | Tracy Banghart

Rebel Wing (Rebel Wing #1) Way back when I was just starting out on Netgalley, I requested Rebel Wing because of its cover.

9. Minders | Michele Jaffe

MindersI remember finding this in my local library and just borrowed it because it was new. Yes, I know I am a sucker for new books especially in libraries.

10. Black City | Elizabeth Richards Black City (Black City, #1)

I have no idea how or where I found Black City. I really should finish the series soon.

So have you picked up any books on a whim? Did you love them or hate them?

Top Ten Tuesday: Where are they in 10 years?

As always, hosted by The Broke and The Bookish! So this week is all about the future. Where do we see our beloved characters in 10-20 years? I love this topic but it was really hard to characters that I really want to read about in the future. Here’s the 5 I thought of:

Anna from Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)I need to know if Anna made it as a movie critic, I need to know what she and Etienne are doing. I JUST NEED MORE ANNA AND ETIENNE!!

Penryn from Angelfall

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)After the whole angel thing is finished, what will Penryn be doing? Maybe she would be like a martial arts instructor?

Cath from Fangirl

FangirlThe thing that irritated me a lot while reading Fangirl was that we didn’t get to see Cath’s supposed amazing original writings. I think 10-20 years would be a good time to come back to her and her writing career.

Samantha from Madly

Madly (Potion, #1)I would love to see how the Kemi shop is going and whether Samantha goes to college. There’s still a second book though so maybe we’ll get this in that one!

Elyse from The Summer of Chasing Mermaids

The Summer of Chasing MermaidsI just need to know about EVERYTHING that’s going on in this town.

What were your picks this week?