Top Debut Novels!

This was on a Top 5 Wednesday about two weeks ago and I thought I’d share with you my favourite debut novels. Let’s get the obvious ones out of the way shall we?

The HobbitHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

Both are fantastical and amazing adventures with awesome characters!

And now to some others!

Attack on Titan, Vol. 1 (Attack on Titan, #1)

Holy shit this manga had an amazing start! And it’s still amazing now! If you like manga this is a MUST for you! I would also say Death Note fans would enjoy it but I dunno, even though I am a DN fan myself >.<

Noughts & Crosses (Noughts & Crosses, #1)

While I ended up hating this book in the end (personally one part really got to me), I remember this book being SO interesting and fast paced and suspenseful and I loved the idea of a switched history where it was the white people who were the slaves and such!

The Rain (The Rain, #1)

This one really knocked me over when I read it. Maybe it was because I was expecting disappointment because I have had such bad experiences with YA but this book really impressed me! Not only could I relate because it was set in England, it was also about rain and we ALL know England only has one type of weather: rain xD It also felt very possible and very real and therefore was frightening which was awesome!

The Girl at Midnight

This was a solid debut novel! It had adventure, wasn’t too bad on the romance, fell a little at the end, but had diversity and homosexual relationships in and was a great story!

Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)

This was my first dip into SF and did not disappoint! That twist ending (which is spoiled in the film’s trailer -_-) had me BLOWN away. I thought (and still think) it was my best intro to SF ever and it is still very high on my best books list! It’s adventurous, brutal, fun, suspenseful, has good messages in it. Yes the author is a douche but man it’s a good book!

Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom (Death Note, #1)

I guess this should’ve been in the obvious pile? xD

Hope you enjoyed these!

Do you agree? What are you favourite debut novels?

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29th May 2015 #FridayReads

Hey hey hey! It’s Friday! How is everyone!

I am going to power through and try and finish The Vampire Lestat this weekend but as last night showed me (I read for 3 hours and somehow only managed 89 pages!! o_O)  that it might not happen =[ but I will try my best and I’m almost half way through! I am enjoying it which is the most important thing!

The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles, #2)

I also started the fourth The Grimm Diaries Prequels the other night and should be able to get through that quickly =] it currently really interesting and mysterious!

Ladle Rat Rotten Hut (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #4)

It’s nearly the end of the month so that means TBR and Wrap Up coming soon!!

Hope you all have a good weekend!

Top Ten Tuesday #40

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This Week’s Theme: Ten Books I Plan To Have In My Beach Bag This Summer or Ten Books I Think Make Great Beach Reads – well I already did my summer read (here) so I shall pick 10 books that are perfect for a fun, sunny day at the beach! ^_^ warning: I’ve probably never read any of the books I’m about to post, but I’ll try!

Romance/Contemporary

The Selection (The Selection, #1)Pride and PrejudiceThe Distance Between UsThe Fill-In BoyfriendAnna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)99 DaysMy Life Next DoorCan You Keep a Secret?

Adventure

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

There you go! I tried xD

Have you read any of these books? Do they fit as a summer beach read? Let me know in the comments below and links to your TTT!

#RYBSAT Wrap Up

I failed. Let’s just get that out of the way xD I managed:

– The Vampire Lestat [114 pages]
– Kuroshitsuji Chapter 105 [22 pages]
– The Jungle Book [9 pages]

So I didn’t complete a book on my TBR and I didn’t stick just to my TBR. Oopsie xD

There is just under a week left of May and I plan to finish The Vampire Lestat and The Jungle Book so I can start ALL new books in June! ^_^

What’s The Story Saturday? #7

whatthestorysaturdays

A meme-thing created by me. All are welcome to join!

Rules:

Pick a book cover (preferably one where you don’t know the plot).
Guess what the story e.g. who’s our mc; female? male? what genre is it? what happens?.
[Optional >] After that actually read up about the synopsis and comment on whether you think yours is better xD

This Week’s Is:

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My Story: I’m getting a YA/City of Bones vibe (even though I’ve never read the book!) so maybe a group of teenage hunters or it’s an underground society of teenagers who fight against supernatural beings. It’s set in….. New York? (that is NY right? o_O)… if it is YA then we can assume the MC is a girl and will fall in love with a SPN creature! … or is this a secret society, adults, who fight in the background against criminals, kinda like a Person of Interest but in like 1960s or something without tech… isn’t this the author who wrote The Winner’s Curse? … it’s defo a YA with a female lead then! xD

The Actual Synopsis: Darcy Jones doesn’t remember anything before the day she was abandoned as a child outside a Chicago firehouse. She has never really belonged anywhere—but she couldn’t have guessed that she comes from an alternate world where the Great Chicago Fire didn’t happen and deadly creatures called Shades terrorize the human population. Darcy decides to infiltrate the Shadow Society and uncover the Shades’ latest terrorist plot. 

After Thoughts: I was pretty bang on! YA/female lead/stopping criminals/deadly creatures, I technically got all that! It also mentions there’s romance (subgenre on GR) so ding ding ding I win! ^_^ bad luck for the author though because doesn’t this mean her book is all too predictable?

What did you think the story behind the cover was? Have you read the book?

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

Summer Reading Goals

No May TBR because it’s just been read-a-thon after read-a-thon so there’s been no point to it xD so onto the SUMMER READING GOALS!

I have just over 2 months of summer so I want to use them wisely!

Goals:

1. Read 30 books…but I would love to get to 50! But 30 seems more ideal for me =[
2. Read 3000 pages
3. Finish 2 Manga series – definitely want to finish GANTZ, keep up to date with Shingeki no Kyojin and Kuroshitsuji and the other manga I want to finish is…Highschool of the Dead.
4. Finish as many already started series as possible [list here] for series I have yet to complete, although tis a little old
5. Finish as many ARCs as possible (I have like 18) [See this shelf]

Blog Goals:
Post consistently
Comments on others more

Re-Organising My Shelves:

I decided to re-organise them so I had some priority going on. Basically just goes, priority books at the front, non-priority (also can be codename for = probably won’t get to/don’t mind not reading/my Japanese still isn’t good enough/will probably unhaul) books at the back. Let’s see who did and didn’t make the cut xD

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^ Back row ^

I know you are all hating me for putting Pratchett and Sanderson at the back but in my defense! The Way of Kings is something I want to start when I’ve read all his other pre-2015 books and I like to read Pratchett’s books in order and the next of his is Wyrd Sisters for me which isn’t in that pile.


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^ Front Row ^

Overall, including the RYBSAT books (and The Jungle Book) I have right next to me, there is a total of about 30 books! But we ALL know I wanna exceed that xD

Big goals? You betcha I’m looking forward to this challenge!

What are you summer reading plans/goals? Let me know in the comments below!

Top Ten Tuesday #39

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This Week’s Theme: Freebie! And I know exactly the topic I wanna do: Top Ten Books I HAVE to Read this Summer!

There are many many books I have been and am dying to read but because of Uni, I’ve had to stop myself from reading them because they’re books I want to be completely immersed in and want to enjoy and take my time reading. So without further ado!

1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – because I gotta reread HP and finally finish the series!

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)

2.  Mistborn Trilogy – GIVE ME NOW!!

The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2)The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3)

3. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)

4. Hyperion

Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)

5. The Lies of Locke Lamora

The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)

6. Leviathan Wakes – I am now ready (and have the time) to engulf this SF epicness!

Leviathan Wakes (Expanse, #1)

7. Wool – this book has been playing on my mind ALL year!

Wool (Silo, #1)

8. 1984

1984

9. The Silmarillion

The Silmarillion

10. The Road

The Road

It as freebie week this week so what topics did you choose?!

Same Time, Next Week!