TTT: Top Four Sequels I Can’t Wait to Get

I, as a reader, have stayed away from series for all of these years but I’m trying them out now! It does mean that I haven’t started enough series to even fill a top ten but here we go. ūüôā

Compulsion  Compulsion  Compulsion  Compulsion  Compulsion

1. PERSUASION (The Sequel to Compulsion) BY MARTINA BOONE – (If you can’t tell, I love this series and I NEED the sequel). I push this book whenever I can because it’s amazing! I NEED more. It comes out October 28th, 2015 but I will do everything in my power to get it early because it’s beautiful and amazing and everything all wrapped up into an amazing book. (Review here)

TheHundred                     Mr. Kiss and Tell                 Killer Instinct

2. Homecoming¬†(sequel to The 100)¬†by Kass Morgan — Technically the cover of this book was revealed today and I absolutely HATE it. I will buy a foregin edition before buying a book with an actor who plays a character that isn’t in the book! And I hate actors on the covers of my books but Finn isn’t in the books! End rant. I’m terribly excited for this novel because Bellamy. Duh. ūüôā

3.Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas¬†— My motto in life: if Rob Thomas is involved, I’m ¬†in!

4. Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes¬†— YEP! It’s out now and it’s on hold at my library. Jennifer Lynn Barnes is a woman after my own heart, she love books AND psychology.

 

TTT: Top Ten Characters I Wish Would Get Their Own Book

This is such a fun topic! My favorite assignment from high school (probably the only assignment I remember) was to rewrite a passage from one of my favorite books through a minor character’s POV. I love thinking about stories from other characters views so let us begin.

Hex Hall    Spies and Prejudice     something real    Rot & Ruin    Prisoner of Azkaban  

1. Archer Cross and Jenna Talbot¬†from¬†Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins¬†— I am aware that he has some…. baggage but I think that would make for such an interesting book! I would love to know all about his past and his dealings with The Eye, I think it could make for a fun book. I also adored Jenna’s character and would love to read about her vampire ways.

2. Cameron Halston from¬†Spies and Prejudice by Talia Vance — PEOPLE! I push this book in every possible circumstance because I loved this book! Read it. I have a weakness for intelligent men who are funny and Tanner, the main character’s love interest, fits the bill! He is AWESOME. Oh humans, I sure do like Tanner; he is smug, sexy, intelligent, and hilarious, my kind of book boyfriend! I loved reading¬†Spies and Prejudice¬†through Berry’s eyes but I would like a book through Tanner’s eyes.

3. Benny Baker¬†(aww) from¬†Something Real¬†by Heather Demetrios — Benny was my favorite character in Something Real¬†and that is saying a lot because Patrick Sheldon exists in this novel. He added so much to this book and I just loved everything about him. He was a lot more grounded than Chloe but I really enjoyed their interactions together. I love siblings (being as my sister is my best friend) and it was wonderful to read about. I think that a story about Benny ¬†would be hilarious and thoroughly interesting.

4.¬†Tom Imura¬†from¬†Rot and Ruin¬†by Jonathan Maberry — I read two and a half books just so that I could learn more about Tom Imura. He is a literary man and I ¬†LOVED him; I was incredibly bored by the recycled plot but oh boy, I wasn’t bored by Tom. He is a famous zombie hunter who humanely kills zombies and people, more like crazies, fear him. FEAR HIM. From my psychology background, I just wanted to talk with him and find out the intricacies of his mind because he is brilliant. PLEASE, I need more!

5.¬†Remus Lupin¬†from¬†Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban¬†(and the remainder of the series) by J. K. Rowling — So many people get caught up in Harry or Ron but Lupin is where it is at! There are so many reasons that I want books about Lupin: he married the coolest person, he’s incredibly intelligent, he’s everything. It still upsets me that he didn’t get a proper death in the final book.

Dairy Queen    Amy & Roger's Epic Detour   Fangirl   loveandotherforeignwordscover

 

6.¬†Brian Nelson¬†and Curtis Schwenk¬†from¬†Dairy Queen¬†by Catherine Gilbert Murdock — Oh humans, this might be my favorite series ever; at least it was in high school. Brian Nelson is the the punk football player who STOLE MY HEART in high school. I would love nothing more than to read a book about him. I just love him. That assignment I mentioned earlier, I wrote about Curtis, the main character’s brother. Catherine has since written a book completely in his POV; I like to think I inspired it. ūüôā

7. Lucien Armstrong¬†from Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson — Lucien, for those who don’t remember, is a minor character who Amy and Roger meet along their journey; he is Roger’s ex-girlfriend’s brother who lets them stay with them and ends up being quite a crucial characters for two spoilerly reasons. I obviously didn’t want him to be with Amy but I did thoroughly enjoy his character and I would love for him to get a happy ending as well.

8.¬†Levi Unknown Last Name¬†from¬†Fangirl ¬†by Rainbow Rowell — Oh Levi, you are my ultimate book boyfriend. I adore you so. I would LOVE to read a book about Levi because it would be so entertaining and heartfelt and just wonderful.

9.¬†Stu¬†from¬†Love and Other Foreign Words¬†by Erin McCahan — Josie is a great MC but I would love to read about Stu because Stu is a…. STUd. ūüôā

 

 

Thanks for reading!

 

Somewhere Over the Sun by Adi Alsaid (Review)

SomewhereoverthesunSOMEWHERE OVER THE SUN

Paperback: 198 pages                                                                                                                                                                    Published by Dog Ear Publishing on November 15th, 2010                                                                                                    Goodreads  //  Barnes & Noble                                                                                                                                                                   Stars: 5 out of 5!

Alan, a spirited young writer with a wandering imagination has discovered that the stories he writes are suddenly coming to life. At the suggestion of his loving father, Alan embarks on a quixotic journey to visit friends and use his new found gift to write them all happier lives. There are a few limitations to his power; he can’t cure diseases, he can’t summon pots of gold, and headaches accompany each reality-infused story he lives out, but the appreciative and optimistic Alan is not deterred from creating fantastical characters and storylines to give his friends more literary lives.¬†

— ¬†Goodreads¬†Synopsis

Adi Alsaid did it again, his beautiful words and incredible story wrecked me; tears are falling down my face because of Alan’s story and the stories that he shared with the world. I felt¬†ALL OF THE EMOTIONS: happy, sad, giddy, confused, intrigued, and most importantly, content with the ending.

Bravo Adi Alsaid, bravo.

After finishing¬†Let‚Äôs Get Lost, Adi Alsaid‚Äôs new YA novel, I NEEDED more of his writing which led me to scavenge the inter-webs until I found this gem. I find such a joy in reading books by the same author because it allows for the reader to understand the author more; the similarities and the differences help to paint a more complete picture which is one of my favorite things about reading!¬†Adi Alsaid is now an automatic buy for me, whatever sentences that he forms, I’m buying it!

The writing is this book… Are there even the right words to describe how beautiful the writing was in the book? I tried to write down every quote that I loved but it quickly became so much that I just highlighted all throughout this book; now I can pick it up anytime and be transported back to the story and exactly why I love this book.¬†The writing was impressively great but it was more than that, it struck a chord with me; the writing was hilarious but also strikingly true and relevant.

One thing that I love about both¬†Let’s Get Lost¬†and¬†Somewhere Over the Sun¬†is how easily they relate to my life and life in general;¬†I love everything that is written in these bound books but Adi’s writing affects my life outside of his books.¬†These stories are told in printed word but their lessons and applications far exceed the confines of these books, there’s a bigger picture that can be related back to everyone and it is amazing that one author can be so universal.

I LOVE intelligent humor and this book is chalk full of it! It is my weakness, I like partaking in it, I love hearing it, and I especially love reading about it. It made this book so much fun and laughter came easily to me throughout this entire book. 

Alan, the main character, is GREAT!¬†He is so fascinating and I couldn’t get enough of him; I thoroughly enjoyed how he viewed the world and every page was a breath of fresh air.¬†He is a unique character that shows his heart on the pages and reminds others to smile. Beautifully written character, Adi.

When writing my review for¬†Let’s Get Lost¬†(linked here), I found that I had a hard time putting my love into words and I had the same problem with this book. I just loved it so much and how does one translate love into a review? This book was refreshing, I haven’t given a book five stars since I read¬†Something Real¬†by Heather Demetrios over a month ago, but this book cured my five star dry spell. I can’t type the words adequately enough to give this book justice but I sure will try.¬†This book touched my heart; it wasn’t just one book that I read this year, it was a book that affected me this year.¬†

My favorite part of this book is that it is about a writer…. writing.¬†It may sound simple and could be considered boring by some but it perfectly captured the need to write; I am an aspiring author and writing is not so much a choice but a necessity, I feel a physical need to write down all of the people and lives that reside in my imagination. No matter what I do, I seem to be gravitated toward a pen and paper, just like Alan. Alan was such a real character to me; I found so much truth in every part of him which was such an awesome experience. Like I mentioned earlier, Adi has a way of connecting with all of his readers and I can definitely see how Alan would connect with all types of people.

Don’t be fooled by the almost 200 pages, this is one meaty book.

I recommend this book to everyone! Go forth and read!

By the way, I meet Adi Alsaid tomorrow night, I’m incredibly excited.

TTT: Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR List

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted The Broke and the Bookish

This is my first TTT post and I just had to join in, I’ve been checking a ton of posts and I always think, ‘so and so’ and ‘so and so’ would be in my post”. So here I am, filling in “so and so” and “so and so” with actual names.

The top ten books I’m so excited to read this Fall are:

Exquisitive Capture  TheFineArtofPretending Somewhereoverthesun  Loveandotherunknownvariables  Otherworlds

Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios¬†— I LOVE Heather Demetrios. I will read anything and everything that she writes though I do prefer contemporary over fantasy. I’ve heard mixed things about this book but I’m not letting that deter me.

The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris¬†— Look at that cover! Sold. This story just looks adorable and I love me some adorable. Sadly, I got declined for this title on NetGalley but if I hear enough good things, I’ll just have to buy it for myself.

Somewhere Over the Sun¬†by Adi Alsaid¬†— Let’s Get Lost,¬†Adi Alsaid’s new book, is my favorite book! I actually just finished rereading it and I was stunned all over again by how beautiful it was. I need more Adi Alsaid and thankfully there’s this little gem.

Love and Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Lee Alexander¬†— I will read any and every book with the words “love and” in the title. It hasn’t steered me wrong yet, I’m gonna keep on going. I actually have this book for review and I’m really looking forward to it.

Afterworlds¬†by Scott Westerfeld¬†— Come to me, mammoth book, and I shall read you! Now, I’ve never enjoyed a Scott Westerfeld book before (awkward) but I need this book in my life! It looks so good!

Magnolia ALittleSomethingDifferent  TheyAllFallDown  FamousLastWords   TheDaughterofSmokeandBone

Magnolia¬†by Kristi Cook¬†— I’ve heard WONDERFUL things about this book! Such wonderful things, in fact, that I went out in bought the book. I need to make this a priority in my life!

A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall¬†— I’ve heard fun things about this and I’m excited to read it. I don’t know if it’s actually a book I will buy but I’m gonna try to get it through a book exchange site. It just sounds like a fun book.

They All Fall Down¬†by Roxanne St. Claire¬†— Shut up. The amount that I need this in my life is unreal! Look at that cover! I need it now! NOW!

Famous Last Words¬†by Katie Alender¬†— I have this for review and it looks like such a fun read! I keep looking at it and thinking “man, I’m so excited to read that”.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone¬†by Laini Taylor¬†— Look at that pretty cover! I like it better than the U.S. one. I am branching out from my contemporary and a few mystery/spy books into the realm of fantasy, I could not be more excited/scared. I’ve heard great things about this one and I think it’s the one to get me into fantasy novels.

That was actually a lot of fun! I’m glad that I finally did my first TTT. Thanks for reading.