Top Ten Books I’d Recommend To My Sister

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come up with a list for us bloggers to complete. I’m really excited about this week’s list, which is the top ten books we’d recommend to a certain person. I decided to recommend books to my sister.

My sister is one of my favourite people in the world. We’re incredibly similar. I thank her for my love of books. I can’t remember how many times she used to read to me when I was younger. Even now, our favourite thing to do together is to read. She’s got me to read certain books and vice versa. I know her TBR list is HUGE but here are ten books that she should BUMP up her TBR list.

(By the way, you can visit my sister’s book blog here: BIBLIOBETH)

Click on the book image to get to the Goodread’s page!

16036975UndoneCat Clarke– I’ve made Beth read Entangled and Torn by Cat Clarke before. Undone was my favourite out of her books so far, so I want her to read this as soon as possible!

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Dangerous GirlsAbigail Haas– I still can’t work out whether this book had a genius ending or just plain annoying, so I really need to discuss it with Beth!

17232261Songs of Willow FrostJamie Ford–  I always recommend Jamie Ford’s books where I can and this book certainly needs to be read soon!

cover37723-mediumStay Where You Are And Then LeaveJohn Boyne– I like to recommend John Boyne where I can as well, and this book is a brilliant read.

1656001The HostStephenie Meyer– I actually preferred The Host to the Twilight saga. I think Beth would enjoy it!

9741685Shadows On The MoonZoe Marriott– I think Beth would really enjoy this book. It’s beautifully written.

15812794The Time Between- Karen White– I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I think Beth would like Karen White’s writing style.

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Heart-Shaped BruiseTanya Byrne- Another one I need to discuss with Beth. A protagonist that does awful things, but you can’t help but like…

11722503My Sister Lives On The MantelpieceAnnabel Pitcher– I know Beth has this book, as I read it before she did. I can’t help but love this book though, so she should definitely bump it up her list.

16275049Cruel SummerJames Dawson– I loved this book. I was a fan of Point Horror when I was younger, and so was Beth. In fact, I think it was her that got me into them. James Dawson’s Cruel Summer reminds me of a Point Horror classic, so I think she’d love it!

Have you read any of my choices for Beth? Are you intrigued by any of them? Please feel free to link me to your Top Ten lists. I have a feeling I’ll be adding many books to my TBR pile this week…

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Shadows On The Moon

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How did I get it?:
Given to me by Luna’s Little Library

Synopsis:

Trained in the magical art of shadow-weaving, sixteen-year-old Suzume is able to recreate herself in any form – a fabulous gift for a girl desperate to escape her past. But who is she really? Is she a girl of noble birth living under the tyranny of her mother’s new husband, Lord Terayama, or a lowly drudge scraping a living in the ashes of Terayama’s kitchens, or Yue, the most beautiful courtesan in the Moonlit Lands? Whatever her true identity, Suzume is destined to capture the heart of a prince – and determined to use his power to destroy Terayama. And nothing will stop her, not even love.

Thoughts:

Zoe Marriott is one of my friend Luna’s favourite writers, so she was incredibly apprehensive for me to read this book. She didn’t want me to dislike it because she loved it so much. She needn’t have worried, because I thought Shadows On The Moon was an incredibly well written, intriguing read. Shadows on The Moon is a deliciously dark Oriental tale.

Shadows On The Moon is a loose retelling of Cinderella. There is nothing too Disney-esque about this story though. In this case, our Cinderella is a girl called Suzume, whose life changes when soldiers kill her father and her cousin. Suzume hopes that one day she will get her revenge.

What made Shadows On The Moon such a good read for me, was Zoe’s writing. I could really imagine the world, the characters were so well developed, with a strong, female protagonist. I cared about what was going to happen to Suzume. I think she was an incredibly likeable protagonist. I loved the idea of a shadow weaver. Suzume was able to make people see what she wanted them to see. Now, wouldn’t that be a handy skill to have?!

Shadows On The Moon is a fairly long read for a Young adult book, but it didn’t take me long to get sucked into it. It’s a well paced, exciting read with lots of things happening. Suzume’s life isn’t easy and plot twists often come along and shake things up a bit. There is the obligatory love interest. The love interest is Otieno, who is a fabulous character and their relationship grows and develops in a believable manner.

Packed with amazing characters, vivid scenes and incredible story-telling, Shadows On The Moon is a fabulous read that I think adults and teenagers alike would enjoy.

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

Reading next:
Geek Girl: Model Misfit- Holly Smale

WWW Wednesday #36

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

Welcome to another WWW Wednesday post!

To join in with WWW Wednesday you need to answer 3 questions..

•What are you currently reading?

•What did you recently finish reading?

•What do you think you’ll read next?

Click on the book images to find out more about the book!

What are you currently reading?

12950372I’m currently reading The Evolution of Mara Dyer which I’m thoroughly enjoying. I’m about 200 pages through it and it’s as gripping as the first book for me.

What did you recently finish reading?

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I bumped Fangirl up my list because I couldn’t wait to read it. I’m glad I bumped it, it was very good, although not quite the 5 star read that I was expecting. You can find my review HERE.

What do you think you’ll read next?

9741685I’m really excited to read this book. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Zoe Marriott and my friend Luna from Luna’s Little Library highly recommends this book.

How about you? What are you reading this week? Please feel free to leave the links to your WWW Wednesday posts or leave your answers in the comments below!

Stacking The Shelves #30

Click on the image to take you to Tynga's blog to learn more!

Click on the image to take you to Tynga’s blog to learn more!

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

As ever, click on the book image to get to its Goodreads page!

I have a HUGE haul this week. This comes from Random House’s blogger brunch, NetGalley, the Amazon kindle sale, my friend Luna lending me books and spending too much time in Foyles. Oops.

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This is me simply sitting behind Luna and I’s book haul after spending time in Foyles book shop in London.

So first things first- Random House. To read my account of my time at Random House click HERE

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This book is out now! I’ve finished it and reviewed it already, it’s an incredible read.. review HERE.

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I haven’t read any Lauren Kate before, so I’m intrigued.

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I’m very intrigued about this book. I’ll try to read it soon!

NetGalley:

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I like a crime/thriller read every now and again and this seems like a great choice!

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I’m so excited about this one. I did a little happy dance when I was approved.

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I love Jojo Moyes, she’s one of my auto-buy authors.

Bought in the Amazon Kindle Summer Sale:

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I adore Lindsey Kelk. Her books are so easy to read!

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These books just look like FUN and they have awesome titles.

Borrowed from Luna’s Library:

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Thanks to Luna for these beauties!

Foyles haul:

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A lot of these were recommended by Luna. So if I don’t like them I’ll blame her 😉

Gifts:

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A book from the queen of chick-lit. Don’t mind if I do!

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I’m intrigued by this book!

Phew! So that’s it for this week! Please feel free to leave links to your hauls and I’ll come by and see what you’ve got!