A Reaper at the Gates | Review (I tried to make sense, but let’s be honest I’m just rambling at this point!)

Greetings readers!

So it has finally happened. The book most–if not all–of us have been waiting for has finally arrived and been out in the world for a while now. I have actually had possession of the book since a week before the release date because Penguin Teen Canada is literally the best and they hooked your girl up!

That being said, the Reaper has arrived and you guys…after two years you think you’d be ready, right? Wrong, you are not prepared.

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes, #3)
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Publisher: Razorbill
Pub Date: June 12th, 2018
Price: $ 25.95  CAD
ISBN: 0448494507

Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger.

The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister’s life and the lives of all those in the Empire hang in the balance.

Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would aid her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she’d have to fight.

And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias’s devotion–even at the cost of his humanity.


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*Once again, Penguin CA sent me a copy out, which in no way affects my opinion, but it does make me love them even more!*

SO I AM GOING TO TRY AND BE COHERENT AND ACTUALLY REVIEW THE BOOK AND NOT JUST YELL ABOUT HOW AMAZING IT IS. HOWEVER, I MAKE NO PROMISES.

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I don’t even know where to begin. Two years ago when I read An Ember in the Ashes for the first time, I had my doubts before starting it. I wasn’t sure it was going to be for me. But I bought it, didn’t go to Sabaa’s signing in Toronto (because I was stupid). Then I read it AND WAS COMPLETELY FLOORED. A few months later A Torch Against the Night was released, I bought it on release day and proceeded to gobble it up AND WAS FLOORED ONCE AGAIN.

After waiting ever so patiently for Sabaa to publish this third book, I thought I would be ready for anything she threw at me.

I thought and thought and thought….but I was NOT prepared.

I was not prepared.

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What I Liked:

Characters:

Laia: MY QUEEN. MY GLORY. MY EVERYTHING. MY GIRL. MIJA BELLA CHULA LINDA. I LOVE THIS GIRL TOO MUCH FOR WORDS TO DESCRIBE. Laia has been my #1 since book one, she has been everything I have ever looked for in a character. Someone who is afraid, not the greatest physical fighter, or the most cunning but she has heart and she builds courage! AND CAN WE TALK ABOUT HER GROWTH IN THIS BOOK! Laia is not perfect. She is compassionate and determined yes, but she also fears, makes mistakes (a lot of them) and is stubborn. But she fights for what she loves and she will go to any end to make the world better for her people, for the people in general, whomever they may be.

I am literally taken away with her. Thinking about her story and how far she has come from the beginning makes me want to cry. I can’t..man..I just….

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Elias: THE RETURN OF ONE OF MY BOOK HUSBANDS! HOW I MISSED MY BABY SO MUCH. OH ELIAS ELIAS ELIAS. I LOVE THIS MAN TOO MUCH AND I JUST MELT AT THE THOUGHT OF HIM. He is also not perfect and he struggles a lot with his past and his upbringing. In this book he faces a lot of demons and goes through so, so, so much. I won’t spoil it for those who have not yet read Torch, but guys his “new job” turns out to be a lot more costly than I thought!

AND HIS END IN THIS BOOK, I JUST ABOUT DIED. NO, CORRECTION. I DID DIE. I AM TOTALLY DESTROYED.

Elias’ best trait is his willingness to self-sacrifice, but it leads him into so, so much trouble, one of the most prominent things I noticed in this book.

Helene: So I have some conflicting feelings towards Helene. I like her very much and she has some great qualities…I mean her passion and ability to love is astounding. But she is often blinded by the love of her people to see how atrocious she and the Martials have acted towards the rest of the world. (I have hopes that her view of her perfect people will soon change) Despite that…Wow I love Helene, even though Helene isn’t in this book (If you’ve read it, you know what I mean 😉 ) She is head strong, passionate and cunning. I feel like she has quite an impacting POV in this book with reason! I often found myself yelling at her in warning, telling her that she was headed to a trap or telling her that she had to be more open (especially towards Harper *wags eyebrows*)

Do I love her? Yes. Do I fear for her? Yes. ESPECIALLY WITH THAT ENDING OF HERS! OH MY GOD.

Harper: Quick shout out to the one person who kept his cool in literally every situation and is the softest-serious character I know. Avitas Harper. Honey, next time say her name faster!

The World:

We literally go everywhere in this book. The beautiful maps at the front and back of the book are life savers when trying to follow the characters tracks! (Plus they make the end pages all the more beautiful!) But seriously this world is brutal, bloody, magical and all in all terrifying. And Sabaa painted it perfectly. It felt so authentic and painful, but the struggles of the refugees was all too real. Especially as we witness the crisis of today’s refugees, this book is a reminder of the flight people take in hopes of finding a better life and the backlash they receive. It was so heart wrenching and yet it has hope. This world has hope no matter how dark it gets.

The Writing:

I lose myself every time. Sabaa is a master with words. It’s not exactly a flowery prose, but something deeper and more enticing. It literally has claws that take hold and keep your eyes on the page. There was not a thing that felt off or forced about it. It had all the right moods filtered in with the words. Tension. Suspense. Hope. Love. Heartbreak. Pride. Everything and anything it needed to make the moment just right!

AND YOU KNOW HOW I KNOW THAT SABAA IS A MASTER. I FELT FOR THE ANTAGONISTS. I ACTUALLY AND TRULY FELT BAD FOR THE BAD PEOPLE.

W H A T ? ?

Sabaa you’re better than good, you fricking amazing.

The Plot:

Ha! If you think this book is light, I don’t know what kind of book you read because this book is packed. The story is complex because it is in fact multiple stories woven together. Each perspective has their own battles to fight while also tangling with one another. IT HAS A PROPHECY! I love prophecies because I love trying to figure it out and y’all was I wrong!!!!! There are epic battles, moments of happiness (very few though) and scenes where I just wanted to rage and I did. I am telling you that I literally stopped to scream every two pages! Who am I kidding, I BROKE DOWN WHEN I READ WHO THE PERSPECTIVE OF CHAPTER ONE WAS FROM. I RAN AROUND MY HOUSE CRYING LIKE A FOOL. I WAS RAMBLING OFF TO MY SISTERS ABOUT PLOT THEORIES THEY DIDN’T UNDERSTAND.

In short, I was living my best life.

The Twists:

You are not ready for them.

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The Romance:

I CAN’T TALK ABOUT THIS. I LITERALLY DIE WHEN I THINK ABOUT IT. BECAUSE OMG I AM DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD BUT AAAAALLLLLLLIIIIIIIIVEVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

CAN I JUST SAY GOD BLESS PGS 185 AND 317. THAT IS ALL THANK YOU.

The Final Word:

Yoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What I Disliked

NOT APPLICABLE. What is a disliked category???????


Overall, I am literally giggling like a fool. I have been ever since I finished that book. I was first left in a state of shock. I just kind of sat in my bed and felt nothing. Then I turned off the lights and everything just came flooding in at once. Every feel. Every realization. Every theory. And the knowledge that the finale is still a long ways off. I will suffer throughout the wait, but the satisfaction I feel from reading this is enough to keep me going for now.

Rating: ALL THE STARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Recommend?: Wait..wait…there are people out there who haven’t read Ember? What are you doing with you lives??? READ THIS SERIES.

Let me know what you think! What did you think? Was it all you anticipated? Who are you most worried about? What are you feelings? I simply request that we refrain from spoilers in the comments for now! Feel free to DM on Twitter (@RwRendz) or Instagram (@readingwithrendz) if you want to chat!

Happy reading!

~ Rendz

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2016 Year in Review Tag

Greetings readers!

I come to you with another tag, there seems to be a lot I need to catch up on for being absent a couple of days. Even though we are a two weeks into 2017, it is still early enough to share fun stuff from 2016. Right?

I was (once again) tagged by Mandy from Book Princess Reviews to do the 2016 Year in Review Tag. She has a fabulous post up on her blog which you can see here. She always has great posts and tags so you should really go hang out on her blog too!

Let’s get started!

Trump vs. Clinton: Name is your favourite character rivalry.

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)     Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)

Chaol Westfall vs Rowan Whitehorn from the Throne of Glass series.

*minor possibly major spoilers here*

This is less of a character rivalry and more of a Fandom rivalry. The amount of arguments caused over these two characters is both ridiculous and laughable. I don’t like to fight people over plots we cannot control and although being on the losing side stings , I respect other peoples opinions.

I really liked LOVE Chaol. Let me put it out there. Crown of Midnight is amazing and absolutely thrilling. He has his good attributes and his flaws. He’s human, (like the only one in this series…) so he makes mistakes. I still enjoy his character, even though he’s been pushed aside. Then in Heir of Fire (book 3), Fae Warrior, Rowan is introduced. And he had a great PLATONIC relationship with Celaena, who by the end of the novel becomes Aelin. Rowan was never a favourite of mine. He was just a big, bulky, warrior who had to teach Celaena some tactful fae-warrior-ness, to defeat her enemies. I was alright with that.

But then in Queen of Shadows, this guy spent the whole novel, trying to keep it in his pants. Yes, he was helping Aelin (note: She is no longer Celaena, whom I liked better)  get revenge, but all the while having lustful thoughts and or trying to calm his hormone levels., i.e. dumping ice water over his head (not a lie, it’s in the book). I don’t find him interesting at all and honestly wish his relationship stayed a friendship with Aelin.

The point is, is that I’m on team Chaol. I do not have any interest in the new Aelin/Rowan ship, nor do I ship Aelin with Chaol, at all. I am Team Chaol because I do not think he deserves the hate and blame he has been getting throughout the recent novels. Being blamed for a certain characters death *when this character orchestrated their own death* is unfair and tiresome.

So although the rivalry doesn’t really involve pitting Chaol against Rowan physically, the amount of bitter remarks and retorts from each side of the fandom is enough to fill in this tag.

Turkey Failed Coup: A book you started but failed to finish? DNF.

Forbidden (Forbidden, #1)

Forbidden by  Kimberley Griffiths Little

I started this book at the beginning of the year and only made it nine chapters in. Parts of the novel intrigued me, like the culture and world. However, the first chapters didn’t grip me enough to continue on. There were definitely intense scenes, but not good enough to keep reading.

Pokemon Go: What book did you buy or read based on the hype? Did you enjoy it?

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

Another Throne of Glass answer. I read books 1-4 of the series in 2016 because I heard so much hype revolving around book 5, Empire of Storms.

Enjoyment levels:

  1. Throne of Glass: 5 stars YESSSS
  2. Crown of Midnight: 5 stars ALL THE STARS YASSS
  3. Heir of Fire: 4 stars Okay, this is cool. I like this Manon character. And SORSCHA! SORSCHA IS ME, I AM SORSCHA! SHE ROCKS!
  4. Queen of Shadows: 3-3.5 WTH. This was not up to par…
  5. Empire of Storms: I avoided it. But I will read it…eventually.

Stranger Things: What’s one book you want everyone to read?

Gosh, there were so many amazing books I read in 2016. I know the tag asks for one but I am going to pitch 3! (tehe, I’m a rule-breaker)

An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)  A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2)   The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)

1 & 2) An Ember in the Ashes/ ATorch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir Why? This series is epic, diverse and AMAZING!

3) The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski Why? This series gave me chills and I relate to    Kestrel so much. It’s fast and intense!

Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Mr. Robot: What was your favourite book cliffhanger within a series?

Crystal Storm (Falling Kingdoms, #5)

Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes.

This. Book. Left. Me. Trembling. It was absolutely fantastic and the ending was by far the best (worst) one I read all year! (Review to come)

The Tragic Crisis in Aleppo: Name the last book that made you cry or teary-eyed.

Frost Like Night (Snow Like Ashes, #3)

Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch

I don’t usually cry when I read fantasy, even moving and emotional deaths don’t bring tears to my eyes. There are the exceptions though. For instance this book. The last two paragraphs just destroyed me. The words were not sad, but full of hope and healing. Raasch takes some time at the end of her novel to reflect and look back at the intense scenes and emotions within the character’s lives. Not with action but with thought. A beautiful thought that brought tears to my eyes and made me sob.

Brexit: Name a book you have an unpopular opinion towards.

Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2)

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

I liked Red Queen. I gave it 5 stars, but now that I think about it I didn’t like it that much. Glass Sword was not a great sequel. It was slow, repetitive and Mare was unbearably annoying. I am looking forward to King’s Cage however, solely because the ending of Glass Sword was so intense. Otherwise, Glass Sword was not great, 3 stars.

Four new elements discovered in the periodic table: Name an author you discovered/read for the first time this year.

Evelyn Skye, Jessica Cluess, Sabaa Tahir and Sarah J. Maas

Evelyn and Jessica are debut authors of 2016 and I loved their novels. The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye was by far my favourite debut of the year and A Shadow Bright and Burning was by Jessica Cluess was also amazing. (Review here)

Sabaa Tahir debuted in 2015, but I read her books in 2016. Unfortunately I missed the opportunity to meet her when she came to my town and it is my biggest regret ever. *Here is to hoping she comes back soon*

Sarah J. Maas has been around for a while, but as mentioned I just started her books this year. I look forward to readng her other series A Court of Thorns and Roses when I get the chance!

#AllLivesMatter: Your favourite diverse read.

The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath & the Dawn, #1)      Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)

The Wrath and the Dawn/The Rose and the Dagger by Rene Ahdieh

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

These two series vary in race, culture, sexual identities and character personalities. I find them to be eye-opening and intriguing. Reading from different races, backgrounds and experiences is really wonderful and I look forward to more diverse reads in the future.

I especially want to read more books based on Latin/Hispanic culture becuase that is my background and if anyone has any recs throw them at me!

Zika Virus: A book that spread like wildfire.

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

This book was IS everywhere! From bookstagram to book blogs to booktube to Twitter. I never hear the end of it. This has also caused me to be heavily spoiled as to what goes on in the books, but I am still anticipating the day I get to read this series!

Leonardo DiCaprio FINALLY won the Oscar: What was your most anticipated book release this year?

Caraval (Caraval, #1)    Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 (Wires and Nerves, #1)

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Wires & Nerve by Marissa Meyer

These two books both come out in January (on the same day and I cannot wait to own/READ/pet them endlessly!) XD Caraval has such an intriguing and mysterious synopsis that I have been dying to read it. And Wires & Nerve is part of the Lunar Chronicles and written by Queen Marissa Meyer, so I’m obviously going to read it!

In Memorium: Name a memorable character death. 

Frost Like Night (Snow Like Ashes, #3)

Frost Like Night by Sarah Raasch

*SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS*

As mentioned before, this book made me sob. The last two paragraphs were of Meira glancing around the ballroom and talking about all the gaps that filled the crowd. The spaces where Henn, Finn, Noam, Nessa, Garrigan and Sir should be standing:

And that unity makes the holes in the crowd feel complete. Where Sir should be standing next to Mather as he talks with Jesse, Rares, and Oana; where Nessa and Garrigan should be following Conall as he weaves toward me through the crowd; where Henn and Finn should be talking with Greer at the edge of the room; where Noam should be laughing with Nikoletta and Caspar.

I don’t fight the smile that eases across my lips, the tears that blur the colors and light of the ballroom into a shifting, sparkling kaleidoscope.

Rares and Oana were both right. We are our own magic now. And nothing can stop us.

I think Sir’s death hit me the hardest because Meira never fully established that father-daughter bond she really wanted with him and had to leave him to die in order to save the world…Also Nessa and Garrigan </3 😥

The hope and heartbreak from reading the scenes of their deaths came back and I felt so overwhelmed. The tears started spilling out of my eyes and I couldn’t stop them. This is my favourite passage from the entire novel and I’m getting choked up just writing about it right now! *cries*

Samsung phones: One book that blew your mind this year!

A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2)

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

I now realize how repetitive this list is. OH WELL.

This book just took my breath away. So many twists and turns. The amount of hope and inspiration that ran within the hearts and thoughts of these characters in order to survive the brutal and evil world they live in is eye-opening. The representation of a female protagonist who is not brave and strong from the start, but has to find the courage to move forward from loss in order to find those she loves. The painstaking search for freedom that is always being deterred by another challenge, another choice, another twist that keeps him trapped. Being inside the mind of a character who is being broken, tested and eventually remade. The violence and the hope. It’s about finding a way to govern your own destiny.

It tore me apart and blew the pieces away.

I loved it.

Runner up: The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

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Tagging time!

I tag you! YOU! YOU! YOU and….that’s right YOU!

Go ahead and rant like I did. 2016 may be over but book feels never pass!

Happy reading and tagging!

-Rendz

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A Torch Against the Night Reviewed

Dear readers:

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2)
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Goodreads synopsis:

Elias and Laia are running for their lives. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.

Laia is determined to break into Kauf—the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison—to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars’ survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom.

But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene—Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike.

Bound to Marcus’s will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own—one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape…and kill them both.

There are so many words I could use to describe this book.

Yet I find myself with my hands on the key board not moving.

I sit here and I question how it will be possible for me to summarize this book that made me feel…

Feel….

FEEL.

That’s it I have figured it out.

A Torch against the night by Sabaa Tahir was a beautiful-sad-gut wrenching-hope filled-scary-insane-joyful-intense-suspenseful-amazing-tear worthy-yell worthy-cuddle up into fetal position not wanting to move until the next book comes out-kind of book.

In short, I LOVED IT.

What I liked  ADORED

Pages 1-452 :The whole book

The characters: I just cannot get enough of these characters. Laia is whom I identify with most. She is wonderful, loving, tender and stubborn. She has flaws, she has strengths and she always finds her courage in times of desperation and defeat.  Helene is my inspiration. She is fierce, talented, bold yet compassionate, loving and loyal. (so, so loyal–sometimes far too loyal) These lovely ladies are very family orientated something of myself that I see in them. Then there is Elias. Elias Veturius. THE COMPLETE PACKAGE. Sweet, funny, caring, thoughtful, merciful, hot-headed, just really hot Elias. *Could there be a more divine creation?* Then there is Harper Avitas. A very interesting man, whose past is very mysterious up until the end when there is a huge bombshell. And I Mean HUGE. The commandant just needs to die. She needs to die. She should have died in this book. But certain characters are ever so merciful. We also get to see more of Darin and Afya, so those were two very good bonuses!

The world: The empire is such an amazing world. their politics and government system although very cruel is very interesting. I also loved how we got to explore surrounding lands like the tribe lands and *cough* a very mysterious forest *cough*. It felt like I was actually travelling with them through the sands and snow.

Magic: MAGIC! There is more of it in this one!

Romance: Not too much but just enough to keep me satisfied. I do not want to give away too much BUT I will say I have high hopes for my ship. AND I see huge potential for a second ship which  I really hope happens! *crosses fingers*

Maps: I loved the maps at the beginning and end of the book. They were very informative and helped me keep track of where the characters were.

What I disliked

NOT APPLICABLE

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RATING: 5 / 5 shiny and bright stars

Overall, yes I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It has amazing action moments and fight scenes. It has epic and insane plot twists and reveals that will haunt me forever. Many characters die. I lost count. (It just adds to my tremendous heart break) The ending is so unbelievably utterly perfect. Unfortunately the third book does not come out until 2018. 2018! Why Sabaa, why? Regardless I know I will rereading these again soon. There is a reason this series and author is on my Favourites list.

Do I reccommend it: 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000% yes.

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Happy reading!

-Rendz

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Favourites!

Greetings readers:

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Today I have decided to share with you some of my Favourites about reading. Some have been with me for long periods of time or in some cases are recently favourited. Each of these books or people have impacted my life in some way, shape or form. It could vary from being extremely entertaining or inspiring or the “reason I read” kind of book or author.

There a countless books in the world, so many I have yet to read. So while this may be a list of my favourites, know that this list will only grow bigger and bigger.

Genres

#1. Fantasy

I will admit it, when it comes to reading I will always, ALWAYS go to Fantasy first. I rarely read out of fantasy (but I do so no worries my other genre loving peeps). Fantasy (like many who use this cliche) is my escape. When I look around me and see how messed up this world of ours is, I want to leave. But I can’t, so I turn to books, with other worlds, with their own set of screwed up problems, with their adventure and resolution.

I go there for magic.

Any type of magic in the book world, whether it be elemental or witchcraft/wizardry or pulling rabbits out of hats, instantly has my attention. I love to read about magical human beings (or maybe not human), who have the ability to wield forces that are unrealistic. If I had a magical power it would be all magic (don’t you dare ask me to pick and choose).

I could go more in depth and reveal my soul deep love for fantasy and write how it has allowed me to grow, learn from mistakes and have courage. But that will come another time. For now I’ll let you know that most of my points will always lead back to my desire to wield magic.

#2. Science fiction and Dystopia

#3. Historical fiction (I have a sweet spot for Sherlock Holmes spin offs even though I have yet to read a Holmes novel)

#4. Contemporary. I will be honest I am not a big contemporary reader. The stories don’t bore me (at least not usually) but I am always looking for an adventure, something different and outside of realistic element aka fantasy. I do try to read at least one contemporary a month to explore the reading realm.

#5. Paranormal/Supernatural. I hardly read from this genre because I find each story to be the same. Guy is super hot and muscular (not a complaint) and is a powerful demon/vampire/angel who is sent to kill girl who has hidden power or guy spontaneously saves girl from enemy/herself as she discovers her power. Some fight scenes, kissing scenes and cheesy romantic lines later and they all lived as happily as demons can live! But I’m a hypocrite. This is my guilty pleasure genre. Something about the predictable end and well…MAGIC always keep me hooked!

Favourite Books/Series
As I said this is the current list. With time, some titles will change many more will be added but for now I will share the current list. (Note: Eventually each or at least some of these mentions will get their own appreciation post)

#1: The Chronicles of Narnia  by C.S. Lewis

#2: The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

#3: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

#4: The Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

#5: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

#6: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

#7: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

#8: Accidentally Fabulous series by Lisa Papademetriou

#9:  The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski

#10: Snow Like Ashes trilogy by Sara Raasch

And many more but I will cut the list here. There will be some huge rants about some of the books listed above.

Favourite Authors

#1. Marissa Meyer

#2. Morgan Rhodes

#3. Sabaa Tahir

#4. C.S. Lewis

#5. Leigh Bardugo

#6. Sara Raasch

#7. Marie Lu

#8. Sarah J. Maas

#9. Maggie Steifvater

#10. Marie Rutkoski 

Again there are so many more!

Favourite places to get books!

#1. That one time in a blue one moon when I win a giveaway! Hello free books!

#2. The Library– I am a TPL teen

#3. Overdrive–basically the library for ebooks

#4. Chapters Indigo –my home away from home

#5. BMV stores across Toronto– Hello cheap books!

Favourite places to read!

#1. My room –curtains drawn, window open, warm blanket if needed

#2. Living room couch

#3. Porch

#4. Library

#5.  School

Bonus: Favourite Guilty Pleasure Reads!

#1. The Drake Chronicles by Alyxandra Harvey

#2. The Divinicus Nex Chronicles by A&E Kirk

#3. Anything by Catherine Fisher, especially her Chronoptika quartet and Incarceron series

Well that’s it for this week my friends. I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit more about moi! Feel free to comment some of your favourites and I will write to you again next week!

Happy Reading!

-Rendz

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