Things are a changin’

So over the coming months things are going to be changing on my blog. I’m going to be much busier and therefor won’t be able to post as often as I’d like, sadly. I’m sorry about that and I’m just as unhappy as you are about it, I hope. Just watch beautiful Zach, you’ll be fine.

So first things first, I am going to be changing my “Weekly Recommendations” posts to Monthly Recommendations. This is partly because I won’t have the time and because I will eventually run out of books to recommend to you guys. I want the books to actually be good ones that you will want to read, not just something that I pick out of a list because I have nothing else left. I will try have the books be one that I have read that previous month, for example which one was the best out of what I had read. It will always be something that I absolutely loved, I will never recommend a mediocre book.

Secondly, I won’t be reviewing every single book I read from now on because at the rate I’m going I will have a major back loge by the time Christmas comes around. I think what I will do is put up a list of the books I have read that month and get you guys to vote and or tell me which ones you want me to do a review on. Depending on the amount of books, I will get you to chose a certain number, for example if I had read 5 books I would get you to chose the top 2-3 that you want me to review for that month. Would you want me to give my rating’s alongside so that you could get a sense of what way the review would go? Let me know how best to do it.

So I have a list here of the books I have read since doing my last review:

-Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

-Magnolia by Kirsti Cook

-Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

-Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

-Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry

-A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

-The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre

-Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

-The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

-Poles Apart by Kirsty Moseley

-Frigid by Jennifer L. Armentrout as J. Lynn

So out of those 11, list your top 5 from 1st to last, of which books you would like me to do a review on. Or if there is only one or two that you want me to review then just put those down. Obviously there won’t be that many each month and if I only read one or two books in a month ,I will just do a review on those that I have read without putting a list up. I generally don’t do reviews on re-reads, but if you see a book that is on my currently reading and it doesn’t come up on the list at the end of the month just ask me about it or put it on your list. For example I have re-read lots of the House Of Night series this month, but wasn’t planning on doing reviews on them.

If this ends up not working then I will probably just select which books are for review myself and hope I am providing the type of stuff that you guys find interesting. So, that’s pretty much it with changes for now. If there’s any more I will obviously let you know.

Happy Reading 🙂

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Published May 12th 2015 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Pages: 388

Format: Ebook

Rating: 4/5 stars

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A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights

Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi’s wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.

She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.“

So before I even started reading this book I knew I was going to like it. There was so much hype going around about it and everyone seemed to be reading it and absolutely loving it. I can say that from the moment I sat down to read this book, I was hooked.

The writing was so beautiful, I mean it really was. I don’t even know how to describe it but it was just such a nice book to read. It had a calming effect on me and I found that I could not put this book down. It was set in the desert, and had a sort of Arabian thing going on that I found really interesting and it just added that element of something different to the story. This was nothing like the YA fantasy that I have read before.

I loved all of the characters. There was some much to each one that I found myself wanting to hear about Shazi’s handmaid and all that was happening with her. I wanted to know about each of the characters, never finding them lacking description wise, they were all formed really well.

Shazi herself was really clever. The things she said would not be something you would expect to come out of a sixteen year old’s mouth. She was so wise and knew exactly what to say at the right times. I really enjoyed reading from her point of view and seeing her inner struggle as the book progressed as to what she was going to do about Khalid made me sympathize for her.

Khalid on the other hand, I can’t say if I ever thought him to be a bad person. I think the author revealed to us that he was “good” before Shazi knew it herself. So I was always kinda rooting for him throughout the novel. He was just a heart throb all over!

Now there were one or two things I had an issue with. I won’t go into exactly what they were, but there were certain moments that seemed to not fit with the story. That were not as believable and just didn’t sit well in it. Also one thing that has been bugging me since finishing the book, was the ending. What a whopper of a cliff hanger! I had no idea going in to this book that it was not a stand-alone. So when it was getting nearer to the end and things weren’t being resolved I was staring to freak out.

So there I am, unbeknownst to me, reading the last page of the book. I turn to the next page and I’m like, where is the rest of it? The book just finished! Now I have to wait an entire year to know what happens next, the torture. However, it was a pretty epic ending. But I’m still not happy about it(she says whaling like a child). I shall wait and I will wait for the next book to come out. Besides that, overall I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.

I would recommend this to lovers of fantasy, with a mature edge to it. There are non of the teenage angst’s found in this book.The romance was fantastically handled and you just have got to read it. This book is suitable for 15+.