Top Ten Characters Who Love Books as Much as We Do


So it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday. I haven’t done one for a few weeks, and this one definitely stirred something, so enjoy! In no particular order, as always:

1. Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

 

He can recite quotes and lines from books by heart and likes reading. Will is just awesome in all ways, don’t we all agree?

2. Tessa Gray from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

    

Is it a coincidence both of them like each other?

3. Jess Brightwell from Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

    

Jess is training to be a scholar and he must protect books. But in a world where personal possession of books is illegal, Jess “has ink in his bones” and can’t stop himself from reading. I don’t actually know who could play Jess, but this guy seems a close guess. (Haha, that rhymed 🙂 )

4. Hermione Granger from Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling

    

I don’t know if Hermione actually reads YA or something like that, but she’s definitely at the top of the class. Textbook reading counts, right?

5. Cath Avery from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

    

She writes fanfiction of a story very similar to Harry Potter. If she isn’t a book nerd, I don’t know who is.

6. Katy Swartz from Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

   

Katy is a book blogger, and so are we! Yep, let’s just post the cover picture as Katy, because. how. convenient. Seriously, some book covers, though.

7. Matilda Wormwood from Matilda by Roald Dahl

   

Along with Hermione, you just know this was bound to happen. Just look at the cover if you don’t believe me. This book is about a girl who starts reading at a very young age. And she can move things without touching them! Telekinesis at work is pretty amazing, I tell you.

8. Annabeth Chase from Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

   

I remembered this one when I looked at Alina’s post over at Radiant Reads. I’d forgotten that the daughter of Athena would obviously be a book nerd, and she is!

I’m going to leave this at 8, because I can’t think of any more and I’m pretty sure all of these are already mentioned by every single blogger, but there you go 🙂  Are there any more guy book lovers? Because I think the male population here is pretty low!

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Top Ten Tuesday #2: Top Ten All Time Fave Books


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Top Ten Tuesday is a book-blogger meme that is created and hosted by the ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. There are top ten lists for every Tuesday, that we bloggers fill our ideas and opinions with.

I can just tell from the title this is going to be a hard one. How are you supposed to choose ten? Just ten? I don’t even know how to do this, so I’ll just be listing the ones that make their way into my mind first.

Here goes, with no particular order:

1. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

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2. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

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3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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4. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (and the rest of the trilogy)

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5. Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck (and the rest of the series)

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6. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

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7. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

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8. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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9. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

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10. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

Are any of these books your favourites, too? Let me know below if you have any favourites that I haven’t mentioned, or not yet read! I might add those to my ever-growing TBR pile!

Tiger’s Destiny(Tiger Saga #4) by Colleen Houck


At first, I had thought that the most important thing that kept me going on this adventure was romance between Ren and Kelsey. But as I read this book, I realized that there were more intriguing scenes too. I, in fact, liked every single word in this series.

Now, there were times when I felt like trashing the book because Kelsey did something stupid. But more than that, there were times when I drifted off to a beautiful dream with the book wrapped up in a bear hug. I have to say, no matter how many times you read it, it is going to be just as delectable, and just as nerve-wrackin’.

Like a gut-wrenching roller coaster, this series has many huge ups and steep downs. There are also ditches out of which it is nigh impossible to come out of. I will also have to say that I cried when I finished the series. I had gotten so attached to the Oregon girl and two Indian princes that it was really hard for me to leave them onto their endless journey.

The Rakshasas’ the Qilins’, the Twins’ and the Chimera’s roles and scenes were so well played out that it was not hard to hate them or grow affection for them. Anamika(the former name of Durga) was a well-written character. The perfect leggy warrior Barbie Amazon doll.

Being an Indian myself, I just loved the concept of adding Indian mythology into a teen romance-adventure novel. It is an honour to be of this race and this book displays it.

The ending was the best part that I loved. It was a happy ending for everyone- Kelsey, Ren, Kishan, Anamika/Durga, Sunil and Nilima. Mr. Kadam will always be remembered. His love of airplanes and technology, his notes, the way he used to get carried on with facts…

I am so excited that the ending of this book was an ending but not one for Ms. Houck. We will be reading a new book from this series soon. Can we figure out what it is about? Or will she keep us in the darkness until we see the crisp white pages?

Another 5 stars for one of the best series the world has ever read.

Extra Stars:

1 star for the Tiger’s Curse broken!

1 star for the fragrance of sandalwood trees and waterfalls!

1 star for the kind-hearted Kishan.

1 star for the sweet couple- Ren and Kelsey

1 star for the heart-melting ending, that is not actually an end.

The Amulet of Damon
The Father of India
The Son of…
Rajaram

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Eragon(Inheritance #1) by Christopher Paolini


My first adventure read. Reading the synopsis at the back of the cover, I thought that this might just be an ordinary story about a boy with a pet dragon, who is the only one who can save the world from destruction. It seemed like a common plot, really. But once I read some of the book reviews on Goodreads and BlogCritics, I was actually pulled into the magical world of Alagaësia. The Inheritance Cycle beckoned to me; calling my name over the fresh breeze that ruffled the lush grass of the Empire.

I am ashamed to say that it took me so long to read this book. I started the epilogue but was interrupted when my hold on the Clockwork Princess was available. As I was reading that, my mind often drifted to Alagaësia and I couldn’t stop myself. I just had to know about Eragon and Saphira and their endless journey.

Christopher Paolini crafted a spectacular masterpiece; one so mighty that all the Urgals and Shades would bow in front of it. From the polished blue dragon egg that Eragon finds to the Battle at Farthen Dûr, every single part of this story enticed me to read the rest of the series.

In my opinion, this book is magic. Literally, that is true, but it also touches the heart of the reader at many points during the book. I can remember the never-ending tears that pooled around me as I read about the death. The death of the person I revered and was my favorite character besides Eragon and Saphira.

In the middle of the book, there is a time when you start to get irritated a little when nothing happens. But that is just a trap set to lure you further into the legend. The words of the Ancient Language grasp your soul and take you on a journey that you never expected. Sharp twists and frequent fights keep the story going at a rapid rate.

This book was a full five stars. Not one star less. I would have given it infinity but that is not in my place to do as I set the star rating up to five.

1 star for the Dragon Rider’s legend.

1 star for one of the best fantasy stories in the world.

1 star for Saphira, the dragon who is always at Eragon’s side.

1 star for the story that kept me awake for nights.

1 star for the character of Brom; the character that will rest in my heart, always.

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Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare


A girl who does not realize the extent of her powers. A pretty blue-eyed broken-hearted boy who thinks that there is no reason for him to live. A pale silver-haired boy who knows he will die any minute. A crazy inventor who wants revenge. And a clockwork army that is without pity, without regret, without number and they will never stop coming.

Is a happy ending even destined? When Tessa is taken to Mortmain, all she can do is see the destruction he is causing the Shadowhunters. Mortmain wants to erase their name forever from the world. And with the automatons, it is starting to seem possible.

Speechless. I don’t know what to say about this book. It is was one of the best series I have ever read, for sure. I had expected it to be good, no, a different word- heart-rending. But it wasn’t. It was much better than my expectations.

I had to pull an all-nighter to finish this book. It was so good! Now that I finished it, I feel bad. I am going to read it all over again now. It just touched my heart in a way that no book(except the famous *bow* Harry Potter) has. It is definitely a series worth putting your nose into. I think you shoukd put your eyes on the crisp beautiful pages. Filled with beautiful(I do say beautiful a lot, don’t you think?) words that float around your sould and then sadly stick to your aura. And follow you wherever you go. Like a memorable companion.

The epilogue, though, is heart-breaking for those who love Will. I, too, was disappointed but quickly recovered when I realized that Tessa was happy. And Jem was happy too.

I enjoyed and relished every single part of this series and I am definitely making a place for the three books on my bookshelf. So you shouldn’t hesitate, grab your copies of the Infernal Devices right away.

This book holds a special place in my heart:

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Tiger’s Quest(Tiger Saga #2) by Colleen Houck


I thought I wouldn’t survive this novel! The ending was sooo heartbreaking! How can Ren just forget Kelsey? The beginning though, was heart-melting and it was so cute. For a moment, I felt a pang of jealousy when Kishan arrived in Oregon. But gradually, everything seemed fine. Until the fight with Lokesh’s guards. Ren cared for Kelsey’s safety so he made her go and sacrificed himself. It was sweet at first but like a lemon, it turned so sour I thought could hardly bear it. But I was in for another roller-coaster ride.

When Ren made his entry in the book again, the others discovered he had lost his memory of Kelsey. I cried hard and closed the book. I did not touch for about a day. The I gave in, and out of suspense, picked up the novel again. I was determined to find out what was to happen.

This is a book of many emotions- heartbreak, sadness, jealousy, and more. Everything was entwined to make the reader cry. I know Kelsey, Ren and Kishan are imaginary characters but at the time, I was more than ready to sacrifice myself for their happiness. I even prayed. But I guess that doesn’t help.

The story and plot was awesome and nicely written but I felt that there was more description of the love triangle than the actual quest. The topic was unfocused and diverted. Overall, I would give this book a 4.5-
★ ★ ★ ★ ½

1 star for the plot.
1 star for the character development.
1 star for the writing style and clear understanding.
1 star for the emotional and sentimental touches.
And, a half-star for the staggering storyline.

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Top 5 Books by Sarah Dessen


Search any reading blog, any BookTuber’s channel, or even chat with a reader. Sarah Dessen’s books will always be mentioned. By far, she has 11 amazing books that tell a different tale each. Girl protagonists are important to these books as they focus on a girl’s sufferings and pleasant times. These are the top five books chosen by voters from all over the world.

1. The Truth About Forever

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2. This Lullaby

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3. Just Listen

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4. Along for the Ride

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5. Lock and Key

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