Monday, 14 March 2016

Books 1-10 of 2016

Hey guys, this is Abi here,
And every ten books that I read towards my reading goal of 50 books, I will be talking about those books. I hope you enjoy it!
Also, prepare for an insanely long post.

Books 1-10 of 2016 
So, these are the books that I have read so far this year:
1. Bomb, by Sarah Mussi
This is about a girl who wakes up strapped to a bomb, with no way out. Highly intense and incredibly addictive. I haven't read anything like it. I read this book because it was published by Books with Bite, which is a publisher that published one of my favourite trilogies. 

2. Tomb Raider, The Merlin Stone (Vol. 2)
This was a TBR Jar Challenge book, and it made sense to read it because I had always enjoyed the video game. I loved the characters, and it had you on edge the entire time. Plus Tomb Raider wasn't just an action character, and I loved that. Read it in a morning. 

3. Snow Like Ashes, by Sara Raasch
This one I didn't really like as much as I was expecting to. I guess it was a hype thing, and when I was buying it I fell in love with the cover, read the blurb and said "This sounds like something I should enjoy" and I bought it. I don't regret reading it, but it took me a while to get into it. 

4. Unbecoming, by Jenny Downham
I was anticipating this book long before it came out, and it did not disappoint me. Not only is Jenny Downham one of my favourite authors, that cover is just gorgeous. This book looks at three women of the same family, from three different generations, and they all have secrets, and this book is just incredible in every way. Highly recommend. 

5. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
I read this book because it was the Booksplotion Book of the Month, and also I had really wanted to read it for the longest time. I mean, it's set in WWII, and it is narrated by death! Who wouldn't want to read a book like that? Thoroughly enjoyed this one. 

6. Lone Wolf, by Jodi Picoult
The direction that this book really surprised me. I loved it, and I read it in 4-5 days. It really is an interesting little books because it links two subjects that you wouldn't necessarily bring together in normal circumstances (wolves and car crashes). Also, I liked the way loyalties pulled the characters in to decisions that they shouldn't have to make. Solid 4 stars. 

7. Never Have I Ever (The Lying Game #2), by Sara Shepard
I did really like this book, just not as much as the first one, but I liked it enough to continue to the third one. It might just be second book slump, hopefully. Never Have I Ever follows Emma, a girl who is posing as Sutton (her twin sister) whilst she tries to solve the mystery of her murder. Incredibly quick read as it is only 270 pages (approximately), so I do recommend it. 

8. Ritual and Legacy (Vampire Beach #3 & #4), by Alex Duval
I split this book into two reviews because there are two separate stories, but it is just the one book. Before I read this, Ritual was the only one that I hadn't read out the series, and though I feel that the story could have gone differently, I still think that it was a good read overall. Read the whole book in approximately 4 days. 

9. Nineteen Minutes, by Jodi Picoult
Loved the concept of this book, a kid goes into school and starts shooting the kids that had made his life a misery. But saying that, I feel like it could have been 100 pages shorter. But it was a very interesting read, I couldn't get enough of the characters! Read this in 12 days (took me a while, I know), but I still really liked it! 

10. The Reflections of Queen Snow White, by David Meredith
This was the first time an author approached me and gave me a free copy of his book in exchange for an honest review, and what a book to start doing that on! This story is about Snow White and her journey. It takes place in a time when Raven (her daughter) is approaching her wedding day, and Snow White is torn up over Charming's death. This book is her journey, basically. Read this book in two days! 

So, those are my Books 1-10 of 2016! I hope you enjoyed it, and if you have any thoughts on any of these books, please let me know. So, I will see you on Wednesday, and... bye! 

-Abi xxxxx