Series To Read Before 2018!

What time is it? TBR Shame Time! Around the middle of the year, it’s always a good plan to re-evaluate what’s on your TBR and what your priorities are before 2018 rolls around, because it’s going to come sooner rather than later if January to June is anything to go by. I swear we were making our reading resolutions a week ago…

Tiny Pretty Things by Donielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra

This is only a duet, so really I have no excuse for not starting it because it’s not a lifetime dedication like Cassandra Clare series. But, it’s TOP of my list because I’m desperate to read about ballerinas at a boarding school. Ever since Bee and I got hooked on Dance Academy at the beginning of the year, ballet has been my favourite topic and this will be fabulous, I know it.  Continue reading “Series To Read Before 2018!”

Review: Broken Hearts & Revenge Series by Katie Finn

Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Thing to Mend, Revenge, Ice Cream and Other Thing Best Served Cold and Hearts Fingers and Other Things to Cross by Katie Finn
Genre: Contemporary, Summer, Romance, Revenge
Published by: Square Fish
Pages: 342, 400, 320 respectively
Rating: ★★.5
More by Katie Finn: Top 8 | What’s Your Status? | Unfriended

The Broken Hearts & Revenge trilogy follows Gemma, who used to be best friends with Hallie until she spread a rumour that destroyed Hallie’s mother Karen’s career and her dad’s chance at happiness. After five years she returns to the Hamptons, where Hallie lives, and uses a fake identity to try and rebuild their friendship, because grudges can’t last forever, right?

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Top Series I Can’t Wait To Complete!

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Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, oh my goodness. Does this even need explanation? The Lunar Chronicles is one of my favourite series, and I love any opportunity to read a fairy tale retelling. I can’t wait to see how everyone’s stories end, and hopefully, I’ll have another OTP to add to my list by the final page of this book! (Also, that cover though. The apple looks magnificent.)

Head Over Heels (Geek Girl #5) by Holly Smale

Both Bee and I have always been huge Holly Smale fans from the very beginning. ‘Geek Girl’ spoke to me in a way no other book had. I can’t believe that a few years later, Harriet’s had five different adventures, and is possibly about to have her last? I hope this series goes on forever, literally. ‘Head Over Heels’ is going to be such a treat.

Queen Of Shadows (Throne Of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas

After not being that impressed by ‘Heir of Fire’, I can’t say this book is at the top of the list. BUT, I’m still interested enough in the series to read on. Well, that was before Bee read it and I think it’s fair to say that hate isn’t a strong word when it comes to her review. Maybe I’ll delay reading this one for a bit in that case…

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The Raven King (The Raven Cycle Quartet #4) by Maggie Steifvater

The series finale! Ahhh! I’ve had mixed feelings about this series. I thought it was progressing too slowly and not enough was happening, but really, all the other books were building up to this moment. Gainsey’s fate was sealed from the very first book…I just hope Maggie Steifvater has some tricks up her sleeve so she doesn’t break too many hearts!

The Winner’s Kiss (The Winner’s Trilogy #3) by Marie Rutkowski

This has been one of the most intriguing and successful trilogies I’ve read. I’m not really a huge fan of high fantasy, and this gave me a beautiful taster into the genre. Hopefully, Kestrel will discover her heart in the final book and all will be OK. I think ‘The Winner’s Kiss’ is a very promising title indeed!

Revenge, Ice Cream and Other Things Best Served Cold (Broken Hearts & Revenge #2) by Katie Finn

Bee loves Morgan Matson, not matter what name she’s writing under. Although this series isn’t her favourite of Katie Finn’s books, she’s still going to read the heck out of it. (and let’s be honest, nothing can beat her beloved ‘Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour’!)

Review: Unfriended by Katie Finn

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Genre:
Contemporary, Romance
Published by:
Point
Pages: 340
Format: Paperback
Rating: ★★★★
Series: Top 8 (#1) | What’s Your Status? (#2)
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

This book was the perfect conclusion to the series! There were a lot of repeated themes, and the problem has basically been the same this whole entire series – dang it, Isabelle, every time! But no matter what Unfriended was excellent, because it really shows the joy of friendship and has a lot of good messages about communication and forgiveness.

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Review: What’s Your Status? by Katie Finn

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Genre: 
Contemporary
Published by: Point Books
Pages: 350
Format: Paperback
Series: Top 8 (#1) | Unfriended (#3)
Rating: ★★★★
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

After the ending of ‘Top 8’, it was hard to imagine what the sequel was going to be about. Everything was resolved…or so it would seem. It turns out that Katie Finn had left little Easter Eggs in Top 8 that could help make a second book, like Schulyer’s boarding school backstory and Nate’s old girlfriend drama. And it also turns out that ‘What’s Your Status?’ was my favourite book of the series! Here’s why…

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Review: Top 8 by Katie Finn

0-545-05362-5Top 8 by Katie Finn
Genre:
Contemporary, Mystery
Published by: Point
Pages: 244
Format: Paperback
Rating: ★★★★
Series: What’s Your Status? (#2) | Unfriended (#3)
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

Everyone knows that Morgan Matson is my favourite author, and when I found out she’d written more books under a different name, I needed to get my hands on them ASAP! Luckily, my friends bought me the Top 8 trilogy for my birthday and I have not been able to put them down since! Top 8 follows Madison MacDonald after her Friendverse profile is hacked and her life basically starts to crumble around her. The adventure that ensues is a whodunit? mystery, with added romance and moral messages perfect for a tween audience.

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