Top 5 Wednesday: Unlikeable Protagonists

Hey Book Nerds, and welcome to another week of Top 5 Wednesday! This week’s theme is “Unlikeable Protagonists,” but with a twist. It is actually your favorite unlikeable protagonists. It isn’t too often that I end up hating a main protagonist. Obviously I have hated MANY antagonists, but I usually always either like or love the protagonist. So, I am going to just list a bunch of protagonists that have a following of haters!

If you haven’t heard of Top 5 Wednesday, it is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Goodreads moderators, Samantha and Lainey! If you are interested in potentially joining the group, you can CLICK HERE!

Anyways, let’s get straight into my list of unlikeable protagonists that I love!

  1. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)CLARY FRAY – THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS
    I have spoken to so many people about Clary and the majority of them have spoken of hating her. But to this day, I still cannot fully understand how anybody could hate Clary! In the first book, she is being introduced to things that don’t seem real. The world of Downworlders and Shadowhunters would seem crazy to any mundane, as Clary thought she was. I, myself, ended up loving Clary’s character. I found her a lot like myself: art lover, nerd, family lover. But, a lot of people have described her as annoying. I could see her being slight annoying but not to an extreme level that I wound end up disliking her.


  2. Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5)AELIN ASHRYVER GALATHYNIUS – THRONE OF GLASS
    This is another character that people love and hate. The true haters of Aelin hated her in her Celaena days. But, I found myself loving Aelin ever since the beginning. She started out weak, but worked hard enough to regain her position as the strongest fighter in Erilea. She worked her butt off to get where she was at the start of Erilea. I feel like people hate on her because she continuously needs help being saved. But, I love that through all of her troubles, she was still able to make friends and find family members who care for her. And, I can’t help but love when ROWAELIN get reunited!


  3. Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)KAZ BREKKER – SIX OF CROWS
    Anyone who has not fully read Six of Crows can fully agree with me for this answer! Kaz is a thief, a gang member and an overall poor quality person. He was an evil to Ketterdam. But, the moment I figured out how much Kaz loved Inej, I couldn’t help but fall in love with him! He showed readers that even the most evil people can shed romantic emotions. All of my poor thoughts about Kaz were lost after that and now, I’m waiting with grabby hands fora hardcover of Crooked Kingdom!


  4. The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)PEETA MELLARK – THE HUNGER GAMES
    Well, this is a different answer than I expected to put in here. But, who didn’t hate Peeta in the first Hunger Games novel. He got picked to represent District 12 in the 74th annual Hunger Games but wasn’t even brave enough to stick with his teammate. WHAT A TRAITOR! He wanted to try to survive by making friends with the “tough guys.” It was such a bad idea. But, in the end, he realized that he truly needed Katniss’s help to win. If I just ignore the first book Peeta, I remember how much I loved his compassion, his courage, his kindess and how much I wanted some of his bread! #teampeeta over Gale any day!


  5. Obsidian (Lux, #1)DAEMON BLACK – LUX
    Well, I am almost definite that all of you know how much I love Daemon! I even created a tag based off of him. But, I actually HATED him at the beginning of Obsidian, along with a lot of people who have read the book. He was an absolute D-Bag throughout the first book. But, you can’t help but love him during Onyx and the rest of the novels! He had his reasons to act super rude and I can’t help but loving him for it. Family comes before random girls, and that is exactly what Daemon was like.


THAT’S IT FOR TODAY!I hope you enjoyed my answers for this week’s theme! Don’t forget to like, comment and follow to keep up to date when I post!

Happy Reading!

~Alaina

Top 5 Wednesday: Side Ships!

Hey Book Nerds, and welcome back for another Top 5 Wednesday! This week’s topic is “side ships,” and I am super excited for it! I really don’t think I talk about the side ships in novels too much. There are just so many, but I am always obsessing over the protagonist’s relationship. I feel like there are always side ships but I am just too blind to notice them. But, I put together my top 5 side ships for today’s post! Hope you enjoy!

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  1. Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5)ELIDE AND LORCAN – THRONE OF GLASS
    Ahhh if there was any side ship that I wanted to sail into the horizon, it was Elide and Lorcan! They were so cute and perfect for each other! From what I remember, both characters were introduced in the third book, Heir of Fire, but didn’t actually get together until Empire of Storms. I was really weary with the relationship between these characters. The true of them never were a “true” couple, which although I definitely wanted to see that, I don’t think it would have worked. Elide is a human with witch roots, while Lorcan is a fae who is blood-tied to the EVIL MAEVE. It just wouldn’t work out. But after reading Heir of Fire, I couldn’t help but ship them together! And even, Elide’s last name is so similar to Lorcan’s name. Lochan – Lorcan. You see the similarities?!
  2. Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)CECILY AND GABRIEL – THE INFERNAL DEVICES
    I promised myself that I would only put one ship from Cassandra Clare in this post, and I couldn’t help but go with Cecily and Gabriel! They were just the most badass couple ever! Gabriel came off as the brooding, moody Lightwood brother when he was first introduced. And Cecily was a very moody, depressed young girl when she first walked into the institute, but quickly became a fighter! So there are many similarities between the two. But, when they were first introduced to each other, it was love at first sight! I seriously think that I could’ve read a Cecily/Gabriel story!
  3. Obsidian (Lux, #1)ADAM AND DEE – LUX
    Ahh the two food lovers! I’m almost definite that food brought these two aliens together. When Dee first revealed her boyfriend in Obsidian, I couldn’t help but be curious as to how his personality would compare to Dee’s. Dee is that over-the-top happy, sugar rush girl who never fails to put smile on someone else’s face. Whereas, Adam is a peacemaker who always searches for an opportunity to resolve an argument. Their personalities don’t really work together, but they are definitely a powerhouse couple! They are such an innocent couple that I couldn’t help but ship them!
  4. Just ListenCLARKE AND ROLLY – JUST LISTEN
    I actually just read this recently but I absolutely fell in love with these two characters! Neither of the characters are in the novel too often, but their ship MUST SAIL! They were one of the absolute cutest couples I have ever read about! Clarke was an athletic girl who wore glasses and had bad allergies when she was first introduced. But we didn’t really get to see her in the story until approximately a year after she was introduced. Rolly on the other hand was a radio show host and a lover. of pancakes. Let me also tell you that he was obsessed with Clarke before he even knew her name! I was so happy when these two ended up falling in love with each other!
  5. Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)SCARLET AND WOLF – THE LUNAR CHRONICLES
    Who doesn’t love Scarlet and Wolf?! I was kind of scared for the new characters when I started reading Scarlet. I was so obsessed with Cinder’s story that I had no clue what to expect. But, I quickly ended up falling in love with Scarlet and Wolf. They were GOOOAAAALLLLSSSS! It all started off with a tomato farm in Toulouse, to n adventure in Paris! Like, wooo the city of love! Wolf was such a caring man throughout the whole story and I absolutely loved it. He treated Scarlet as every man should!

THAT’S IT FOR TODAY! I hope you enjoyed my answers! Don’t forget to like, comment, and follow for more posts!

Happy Reading

~Alaina

Top 5 Wednesday: Books For Your Hogwarts House

“Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
if you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind”

Hey Book Nerds! Welcome back, or welcome in general, to my blog for another Top 5 Wednesday! I am super excited for this week’s topic because I hardly ever talk about Harry Potter on my blog. Like EVER. But that is because sadly I haven’t been able to get into the Harry Potter bandwagon. I originally read the first 3 books in 2015, but I haven’t been able to get myself copies yet to continue. BUT I WILL!

But, I have made a Pottermore account because, how could I resist finding out my house? And it turns out that I am a Ravenclaw, which I think really makes sense! But technically, we have a bit of all of the houses within us.

So today, I am going to recommend some of my favorite books that remind me of Ravenclaw!

  1. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE BY JANE AUSTEN:
    I really don’t know what type of Ravenclaw wouldn’t read the famous classics! Holy, if anything screams intelligent and wise, it is someone who can sit down and read a classic. They are historic and can teach you so much! Although I haven’t read this particular classic, I believe that this one is probably the most famous.
  2. WEIRD GIRL AND WHAT’S HIS NAME BY MEAGAN BROTHERS:
    Every Ravenclaw has a bit of an inner nerd to them. Some show it to others, while others keep it in. But, if there is any nerdy story that I would recommend, it is definitely this one! It showcases the insecurities of nerds, and how nerdy people truly can be! Luna Lovegood, go read this and let your nerdy side FREE!
  3. LEGEND BY MARIE LU:
    I have a HUGE feeling that a Ravenclaw would love to give in and read a good fantasy/dystopian, so I couldn’t help but squeeze this one in! Ravenclaws being intelligent and all, I feel like they would love to read a dystopian. Since Legend is set in the future, it features futuristic technology and softwares that they would be amazed by!
  4. A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES BY SARAH J. MAAS:
    Since we all know that Belle is a Ravenclaw, how could I help but put in a Beauty and the Beast retelling! I feel like Ravenclaws would be able to relate to Feyre SO MUCH! She is kind, generous, loves to learn and is the wisest out of her 3 sisters. The rest of the story sounds a bit more… Gryffindor, but I feel like a Ravenclaw would still pull through and read it! And even, the second book is Ravenclaw blue.
  5. CLOCKWORK ANGEL BY CASSANDRA CLARE:
    I don’t think there is any reason that I shouldn’t put this book in here. Books are a huge part of this novel and there are constant mentions of classics such as Great Expectations.  There are also quotes from classics throughout the novel. If that doesn’t sound like a Ravenclaw novel, I don’t know what would!

THAT’S IT FOR TODAY! Unfortunately, since I haven’t really read HP yet, I wasn’t able to go super in depth with my answers, but it will suffice. I hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to like, comment and follow for more!

Happy Reading!

~Alaina

Top 5 Wednesday: Fandoms You Are No Longer A Part Of

Hey Book Nerds! Have you ever been so obsessed with something that you joined the fandom, and then totally lost interest in it and left the fandom? I know I have and I’m super excited that I to talk to all of you about some of these fandoms today!

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Samantha and Lainey. It is actually a Goodreads group and if you are interested in joining, you can CLICK HERE!

I know that there are a bunch of people who used music and movie fandoms as their answers but, since this is a book blog, I am gong to try to focus this on books!

  1. Divergent (Divergent, #1)DIVERGENT BY VERONICA ROTH
    I originally watched the movie before reading the book and absolutely fell in love! It was such a good movie and I was so obsessed that I immediately read the first book. And then I read Insurgent the next day. I loved all of the characters and the whole plot of the novel! After I finished Insurgent, I took a break from the series and didn’t get to Allegiant until my birthday, which was at least 3 months after I read the first two. Once I started it, I don’t think I even got 50 pages into it before I HAD to put it down. But, I ended up picking it up again. A year later. And hating it. I just couldn’t find myself enjoying it. I’m pretty sure that if I binge read the series I might have had a chance of loving the series.
  2. The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)THE HUNGER GAMES BY SUZANNE COLLINS
    I’m pretty sure that everyone obsessed over this series at one point. A few years back, before I was even a reader, it used to be really cool to read YA books in my sixth grade class. So, I decided to pick up Mockingjay, even though I hadn’t read the first two. I think I only got about 10 pages into it before dropping it. Fast forward a few years, I picked up THG, loved it and then immediately read Catching Fire. I loved that one too. But, it is 2017 now and I still have never got to Mockingjay. I have completely lost interest in it and since the final movie came out, I have said goodbye to the series.
  3. Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, #1)PRETTY LITTLE LIARS BY SARA SHEPARD
    This was actually the first fandom I ever got into. I started off by watching the TV show, which I ended up quitting after the fifth season. But, I actually loved the first book in this series. It was a fun and mysterious contemporary that I really enjoyed. Since I was borrowing a bind-up of the first two, I immediately read the next book too. Then I went on to borrowing a bind-up of the third and fourth book and it was meh. Nothing too interesting. But, I still wanted to continue the series, so I bought the fifth book and OH. MY. GOD. It was horrible. SO, I have been a PLL fan since then.
  4. Twilight (Twilight, #1)TWILIGHT BY STEPHENIE MEYER
    Who wasn’t a fan of the Twilight Saga at one point? I definitely was and I have probably seen each movie five times at the least. Yup, I used to be a hardcore fan. I ended up watching every movie before I even started reading the books. Haha it happens. But, I “stole” my mom’s copy and I really enjoyed it. And then I ended up buying New Moon and ohmygoodness, my hatred towards Jacob is infinite. I hated the majority of the book, besides a few of the last chapters because it was mostly just in Jacob’s pov. I continued the series and can proudly say thatI have finish every book, besides Life And Death. But, I am no longer that fangirl who obsesses over Edward Cullen.
  5. Legend (Legend, #1)DYSTOPIAN NOVELS (YES, LIKE THE GENRE)
    When I first started reading, this was my absolute favorite genre. Not science-fiction, DYSTOPIAN. It was all I would read. I read Divergent. I read The Hunger Games. I read Matched. I read Delirium. But by far, my favorite dystopian was Legend by Marie Lu. It’s one of the series that I came to adore and is probably the only dystopia that I would EVER give a reread. Of course, I will come across a dystopian that I still want to read but, I am more into fantasy now. Some of the series that I still want to read include The Selection, The Darkest Minds and The Maze Runner.


THAT’S IT FOR TODAY! I hope you enjoyed my answers for this week’s topic! Don’t forget to like, comment and follow for more!

Happy Reading!

~Alaina

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Minor Characters!

Hey Book Lovers! I’m really excited for this weeks Top 5 Wednesday because it is all about minor characters. In my opinion, minor characters are the ones that make a story more entertaining! Without them, stories would be pretty bland. They contribute to the conflicts and solutions in stories and make them stand out so much more. For example, Simon Cutters from the Lux series took the Katy Swartz to a school dance and inappropriately kissed her, which brought in Daemon and eventually brought in an even BIGGER conflict. Although sometimes we don’t love minor characters, they are necessary for a good book and some authors have created amazing characters that don’t get enough attention! SO, today I am going to be talking about my top 5 favorite minor characters!

(Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly blog segment hosted by Samantha and Lainey who run the Goodreads group of the same name. If you would like to check it out CLICK HERE!)

  1. All of the minor characters from the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout! (It would be betrayal only picking one)
    I absolutely adore the Lux series and the minor characters make Daemon and Katy’s story so much more eventful. But there are just too many amazing minor characters that I can’t pick one. I love Dee Black because she’s an overload of happiness. I love Dawson Black, because he is literally the most sincere alien ever. I love Bethany Williams, because her passion for painting shines super bright. I love Lesa and Carissa, because their cat fights are hilarious. I love Kimmy, because she’s the popular girl that every high school needs. I love Luc, because you can’t help but love this little teenage mafia. And I also love Archer, because he is so protective and strong through the whole series. I’m pretty sure there are so many more minors but, those are a few of my favorites.
  2. Ginger, Marna and Blake from the Sweet trilogy by Wendy Higgins
    Once these three characters were introduced, I fell in love with the series SO MUCH MORE! The intensity that came with Anna and Kaidan’s relations lightened up when these minor characters came in! (And Kopano but, I don’t like him so we will just skip over him.) I love Blake because he is the California surfer boy everyone dreams of. I love Ginger because although she showed hatred towards Anna, she was such a strong character. And I loved Marna because she was someone that Anna could lean her head on for support.
  3. Sophie Collins from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
    A
    hh I haven’t talked about Sophie in forever. But she is actually my favorite character from The Infernal Devices. There weren’t actually too many minor characters from this series but Sophie shined for me. She was an innocent housemaid who worked in the London Institute. She wasn’t even a Shadowhunter! But, unlike Jessamine, she was so kind and beautiful. I also really loved how she found love in the end. Not with someone she grew up with, but with a Shadowhunter!
  4. Magnus Bane from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
    WHO DOESN’T LOVE MAGNUS?!?! I think any TMI lovers could agree with me that Magnus is one of the most amazing minor characters EVER. Like wow, how could you not enjoy reading a story that features an ancient, glitter loving warlock. Although Magnus technically isn’t a main character, he definitely acts like one and contributes A LOT to the story! His character even brought some diversity into the books! I’m pretty sure his character is counted as bisexual, which is pretty cool. I’m not the type of person who hunts down diversity in books, but I find it super cool when it appears in books!

I actually do not have a fifth character. But, I guess I kind of did ten characters overall. So, that is basically it for today! Don’t forget to like, comment and follow for more posts!

Happy Reading!

~Alaina

Top 5 Wednesday: Summer Reads!

Hey Book Lovers! Today’s topic is “Summer Reads,” which really doesn’t go well with the weather here. Alike yesterday, it’s cloudy and gloomy and definitely DOES NOT feel like spring. Haha. But when does it ever feel like spring in a city that doesn’t have a steady weather system.

But, I really love that the “Top 5 Wednesday” group is starting early with the summer themes because I’m betting a lot of you are still suffering from the aftermath of winter. I’m kind of hoping that this will help me feel a bit “more in the summer mood,” because I definitely need it!

  1. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout:
    Obsidian (Lux, #1)This is my ALL-TIME favorite summer read! I’ve read it 3 times during summer months and only once in the winter. It’s about a girl named Katy who moves to Ketterman, West Virginia with her mother for a “new beginning” after her father’s death. But their “new beginning” doesn’t start out well when Katy learns that her next door neighbors are two infinitely beautiful twins named Daemon and Dee. But it turns out the twins are aliens. The story is a whole rollercoaster of a rise of cliché romance and hilarious nerdy puns. And the main character is even a book nerd! This book is definitely a must for your summer TBR if you are a fan of aliens, science-fiction and of course, BOOKS!


  2. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson:
    Since You've Been GoneThe cover of this contemporary just screams SUMMER! How could you resist not adding a book with a cover that has ice cream, girls wearing shorts and sunglasses and lush green trees to your summer TBR?! I definitely couldn’t last summer when I devoured this book! This fun contemporary follows a girl named Emily after her best friend, Sloane disappears. But after days of trying to find hints of where Sloane could’ve gone, she finally receives a letter from her: a crazy To-Do list. And when I say crazy, I mean crazy! But I’ll let you read the book yourself to find out what those crazy things are. This book, along with any of Morgan Matson’s other books are definite summer MUST-READS!


  3. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare:
    City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)If you are going to read any fantasy book over this summer, it should definitely be this one. Or maybe you’re planning to reread a fantasy book this summer: PICK THIS ONE! I’m pretty sure most people have read this book but if you haven’t, be sure to join the bandwagon this summer! City of bones follows a young artist named Clary as her true self is revealed: a Shadowhunter. She meets a bunch of other Shadowhunters throughout this novel and learns the ways of life as one. This book is definitely a must read and if you haven’t read it yet, you must go to your local bookstore immediately!


  4. The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow:
    The Secret Diamond Sisters (The Secret Diamond Sisters, #1)Another contemporary novel for the readers out there that love a cute, fun and dramatic novel. Michelle Madow isn’t a super famous YA author but this series is one of my favorite contemporaries! The Secret Diamond Sisters follow three sisters who move from a small California town to a penthouse in Las Vegas after learning that their father”s a billionaire. After moving, they meet some lovers, some friends and some enemies. This book is such a fun read for anyone who just needs a little something to brighten their days! Highly suggest this one if you absolutely love contemporaries, because you will definitely love this!


  5. Cinder by Marissa Meyer:
    Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)And last but not least, another science-fiction, because I have a slight obsession with action novels. Whoops! But I have a feeling that this one would be perfect in the summer! This novel is actually a fairy tale retelling of Cinderella…. but with CYBORGS! It follows a young cyborg mechanic named Cinder who is confronted by New Beijing’s prince to fix his robot. But, the prince ends up falling in love with Cinder and they definitely DO NOT live happily ever after. But, it’s such a great book that everyone should read in summer 2017! Okay no, everyone HAS to read it this summer!

THAT’S IT FOR TODAY! Hope you enjoyed this week’s “Top 5 Wednesday” post! Don’t forget to like, comment and follow for even more posts!

Happy Reading!

~Alaina

Top 5 Wednesday: Top Sci-Fi/Fantasy Covers

Hey Book Lovers! Are any of you huge suckers for a pretty book cover? I know I am! Because really, who doesn’t judge a book by it’s cover. Let’s be real, what cover looks better: a plain white cover with a balloon, or a kick-butt fantasy cover with weapons and a fierce looking female? (You betcha I’m talking about Throne of Glass!) Covers are the first part of a book that readers get to see so, the pretty ones are usually the first picks! So, today I’m going to show all of you my favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy covers. Please feel free to share yours down below or comment the link to your own Top 5 Wednesday post!

  1. These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1)The Starbound Trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner:
    I feel like it’s been so long since I read the first book in this series! Almost two years, I think! Although I still haven’t continued this series yet, the covers still stand as my #1 favorite! How could you not love them? They are super epic! Galaxies, floating people and LOTS OF COLOUR! I absolutely love them and cannot wait to own them all. (might be display books for the future…)


  2. Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas:
    Like I said above, these covers are those eye-catching, kick-butt covers that showcase an amazing fantasy novel! And I will say, the covers look just as good as the actual book! I absolutely love the idea that every book features Celaena in the very center! And she’s holding weapons! What more can you want from a fantasy novel? (Okay, maybe Rowan should make an appearance on the final cover…)


  3. Plus OnePlus One by Elizabeth Fama
    I have been dying to get my hands on a copy of this book ever since it released! And to be honest, it’s mainly just because of the cover. I don’t even think I’ve ever read the synopsis. Haha! But really, just look at that beautiful cover. It’s TO DIE FOR! Honestly, even though they are a bit SEXY, I love how it’s like the two people are two different sections of the light spectrum. One dark, one light. They do say that opposites attract..


  4. A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)A Court Of Wings And Ruin by Sarah J. Maas:
    Okay, Okay, there may just be a bunch of Sarah J. Maas books on this list but, she seriously has an amazing group of cover designers for her books! The covers are just beyond beautiful. but instead of picking the whole ACOTAR trilogy, I narrowed it down to ACOWAR since it has the prettiest cover! And even, this was the first one that the cover artists finally remembered what they did with the Throne of Glass covers and centered Feyre!


  5. Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)Across The Universe (original) by Beth Revis:
    Who doesn’t want to search through every website until they find an original edition of this book? Definitely count me in! I absolutely hate the new covers. They got rid of the beautiful galactic intimacy of the original and replaced it with rock. ROCK. Who wants to read a book with rock on the cover. Because of this cover change, I won’t be reading this book until I find it with the original cover.


    THAT’S IT FOR TODAY! I hope you all enjoyed reading about my favorite covers! Don’t forget to like, comment and follow for more content!

Happy Reading!

~Alaina

Top 5 Wednesday: Authors You Want To Read More From!

Hey guys! This is gonna be a little quick post, just because I didn’t want to wait until Thursday for this and it is currently 10:30. #struggle. But, I loved this week’s topic and couldn’t wait to do it. So, let’s get into it!

  1. Jennifer L. Armentrout:
    I swear, there will be a day that I read EVERY SINGLE JLA BOOK. But, I haven’t read them all yet so I guess I can still include her in this. Haha. Okay, it’s a bit of a cheat since I have read 10 of her books, but she is my favorite author. And I would definitely love to read all of her books in the future!
  2. Marissa Meyer:
    Sadly, I really haven’t read many books by this Sci-Fi retelling queen. I started The Lunar Chronicles last year and am currently only two books into the series. *sigh*. I’ve also heard amazing things about Heartless which makes me super excited to dive into more of her books!
  3. Sabaa Tahir:
    I was recently introduced to the beautiful novels by Sabaa Tahir and I am obsessed!! I have only read AEITA by her but, I plan to read the sequel as soon as possible! I’m planning on waiting until the paperback comes out in August (I think) just so my series matches! If anyone knows of any future Sabaa Tahir novels, please let me know!
  4. Morgan Matson:
    If anyone is the queen of Summer contemporaries, it is Morgan Matson! I read Since You’ve Been Gone last summer and fell in love! It was so cute and heart warming. And, I recently got The Unexpected Everything in hardback, for $6, SIGNED! I’m planning to read it this summer!
  5. Leigh Bardugo:
    I really wish I owned every Leigh Bardugo book right now so that I could dive into every single world of hers! I recently read Six of Crows and it was everything I could’ve wanted in a book. Like OMG! But hopefully in the future I will be able to buy Crooked Kingdom and the Grisha trilogy!

THAT’S IT FOR TODAY! I hope you enjoyed this week’s Top 5 Wednesday! Don’t forget to like, comment and follow for more posts!

Happy Reading!

~Alaina

Top 5 Wednesday: Fictional Jobs You Would Want To Have

Hey Book Nerds! It’s getting a little late here so I’m going to keep this intro short, but it’s Wednesday! And you know what that means! TOP 5 WEDNESDAY is back! So yea, I made it on time this week and I’m going to just get straight into it!

  1. SHADOWHUNTER! (Cassandra Clare Worlds)
    How could I not pick this? Like HOW? Shadowhunters are just incredible. They spend their days ridding the world of demons. Like how could that not intrigue someone. And even, if we’re talking present day, I could meet Emma, Julian, Clary, Jace, Magnus and all of the other fantastic characters. And maybe I could take a portal to the past and meet Will and Cecily Herondale. Maybe? Is that even possible? Probably not lol.
  2. ICE CREAM PARLOR WORKER! (Since You’ve Been Gone)
    I swear, Morgan Matson makes people want realistic jobs so badly. I loved how Emily (from Since You’ve Been Gone) worked at one of these. Because 1) ICE CREAM DISCOUNTS and 2) DID I SAY I LOVE ICE CREAM? Haha, anways… I just think it would be such a fun job and I would definitely look into it in the future. Strawberry ice cream discounts, here I come!
  3. COURT MEMBER! (Throne Of Glass)
    I would absolutely LOVE to join Aelin’s court. The Throne Of Glass books are some of my favorites and I’ve fallen so deeply and madly in love with the characters. And if you were as madly in love with these characters, wouldn’t you want to be one of them? I think it would be so cool. And even, I think I may pass out if I were in Rowan’s presence. **frantically fans face**
  4. LUXEN (Lux)
    I don’t think this really counts as a “job,” but I think it would be super cool to be one. And even, there is a luxen who has a twin who has dark, tousled hair and vibrant green eyes. Ahhh, I think I just picked this so I can at least be friends with him. P.S. his name is Daemon if you couldn’t guess!
  5. HOGWARTS PROFESSOR (Harry Potter)
    Ahhh I really always wanted to be the charms professor. I don’t know why, it just always intrigued me. And even, who wouldn’t want to be at Hogwarts!?

That’s it for today! Sorry it is so short. Its pretty late and I didn’t want to let this go on forever. Don’t forget to like, comment and follow!

Happy Reading!

~Alaina

A Very Late Top 5 Wednesday: Books To Get You Out Of A Reading Slump

Hey Book Nerds! So, my busy life has kept me from posting the last few days, and I even missed out on posting my weekly “Top 5 Wednesday”. But, I went and looked at this week’s topic and I couldn’t help but post it late! So, this week’s topic, (as you can see by the title) is books to get you out of a reading slump. I absolutely love recommending books for book slumps! I struggled with so many book slumps last year and over that time, I was able to find some amazing books to get out of a reading slumps. SO here are my top 5!

  1. Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
    This is was the BEST book for me to get out of a reading slump! It is such a fun and easy read for those tough and frustrating book slumps. It’s written through files and videos, unlike a normal chapter book. The format makes it a little easier to read in those hard times. And even, half the book is pictures. Yay for pictures.

    This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

    The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

    But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.

  2. Obsidian (Lux, #1)Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
    Okay, I may’ve just added this because I love it so much. But, I swear this book is fantastic! It is super entertaining and features a certain very hot man. *HINT* his name starts with a “Dae” and ends with a “mon”. But yea. This book features some very sexy aliens and some amazing paranormal elements.

    Starting over sucks.

    When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring… until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

    And then he opened his mouth.

    Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something… unexpected happens.

    The hot alien living next door marks me.

    You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

    If I don’t kill him first, that is.

  3. Sweet Evil (The Sweet Series, #1)Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins Ahhh. Another one of my favorite books! This book is seriously magical. I feel like even if you aren’t into the paranormal stuff, you will still love this. It’s basically your everyday YA novel but with some pumped up demons and Nephilim. Like honestly, who doesn’t love a hot, drummer Nephilim.

    Embrace the Forbidden

    What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

    This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
    Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

    Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

  4. The Secret Diamond Sisters (The Secret Diamond Sisters, #1)The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow
    I know a lot of people enjoy reading fun, fantasy novels to get themselves out of book slumps. And I am totally the same! There’s something about the relief of reading a contemporary book that can bring you out of an evil slump. And even, this one is amazing! It’s fun, flirty, and perfect for those struggling times.

    Three sisters. One billionaire father. What could go wrong?

    Savannah. Courtney. Peyton.

    The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad — a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite.

    Suddenly the Strip’s most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in. But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past.

  5. Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)Cinder by Marissa Meyer
    This was another book that actually got me out of a reading slump. I just loved how it was written. It’s not a super intense world like the Throne of Glass books, but it still has those strong fantasy/sci-fi vibes. And you know, I don’t think I can go two weeks without reading a fantasy novel. They’re just too good. And, the benefit with this novel is that it is a re-telling… with a complete spin on the original tale.

    Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder’s brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it “a matter of national security,” but Cinder suspects it’s more serious than he’s letting on.
    Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder’s intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that’s been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter’s illness, Cinder’s stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an “honor” that no one has survived.
    But it doesn’t take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.

That’s it for today! Once again, I’m really sorry that I couldn’t get this up earlier. My schedule will be back to normal in about 2 weeks! But don’t worry, I will still be posting and reading until then. Don’t forget to like, comment, and follow my blog if you enjoy my posts!

Happy Reading!

~Alaina