Part Two: My top 10 [fantasy]

If you read THIS post last week, then you know what to expect this week!

I had a VERY hard time choosing these (because OMG there are so much books) but I finally was able to settle on these 10 amazing books.

I don’t know how long this list will stay accurate though, because there are a few new releases coming for which I’m SUPER excited for!

In the mean time….

Here’s my top 10 for fantasy books with a touch of romance!

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  1. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
  2. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
  3. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
  4. Demon Road by Derek Landy
  5. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
  6. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
  7. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  8. The Collector’s Society by Heather Lyons
  9. Champion by Marie Lu
  10. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

(* links are to my reviews!)

I think you could’ve guessed the first two ones😀 I’ve never kept it a secret that I’m obsessed with SJM’s books! ♥

Now that I see my top 10 all together, I noticed that almost all of them are from a different category of fantasy. There’s paranormal, retelling, dystopia &  historical! I like that actually😀 Because I like variety in what I read. If I read too much of the same genre, I tend to get used to it and then I struggle to read something else. Is anyone else having this by the way? I always hate it when I’m “stuck” in a particular genre.

Anyways, I would recommend all of these, even to readers who don’t usually read fantasy. Each of these books has a fantastic romance! And trust me, you’ll want to make space on your list of book boyfriends😀

I hope you enjoyed this second top 10! I’d love to know if you have the same fantasy books in your top 10.

If not, which ones do you have? I’d love to find similar books to the ones I’ve read and loved.

 

Recent Release #76: Thriller!

Recent Release

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

28815474Series: standalone
Genre: Adult, thriller
Release date: August 23rd 2016
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Length: 320 pages

How well do you know the couple next door? Or your husband? Or even—yourself?

People are capable of almost anything. . .
Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all—a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story.

Inside the curtained house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets, secrets they’ve kept for years.

What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family—a chilling tale of deception, duplicity, and unfaithfulness that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist.

 Little note:  This looks so freaking creepy!!! But I’m so curious to find out what happened? :p Also, I think the cover looks gorgeous! It’s so simple, yet creepy in some way😀

My favorite bookish things

Another favorites post! And I think most of you will like this one! This post is all about bookish items. Basically everything that has something to do with a book, but that’s not actually a book😀 Let’s get started, shall we??

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  • Confess print: I don’t only own the woman in B&W print but also the ‘Auburn’ and ‘Owen’s Mother’ print. These are from Confess by Colleen Hoover.She actually collaborated with the artist Art by Doc for this book He creates the most beautiful pieces of art. I highly suggest you follow him on Facebook or Instagram! (PS: check out my review for Confess here!)
  • Currently at risk of being buried by books but not even sorry” pouch from Society6: This was gifted to me by my best friend! ♥ The moment I saw it, I started squealing because I love it SO MUCH. The format is super handy, the colors are amazing and the quote is so accurate!
  • Severus Snape FunkoPop: I have many funko pops but the one of Snape is super cute and I love it so much! I would also love to own a Neville one! And a Draco too… Or well, everything from Harry Potter haha😀
  • Marauders Map mug: this beautiful and huge mug has its own special place on my shelves. The moment I saw it, I had to have it. I currently use it to store my favorite bookmarks ♥
  • Slytherin Metal Crest journal: For some reason, I always had a soft spot for Draco. I love him even more than Snape! It was obvious that I would choose a Slytherin crest over the Gryffindor one. I haven’t used the notebook yet, because it’s so pretty haha😀 It also has a special display spot on my shelves!
  • Throne of Glass magnetic bookmark set by The Sticker Alley: You already know by now that I’m obsessed with everything related to Sarah J. Maas! This super cute ToG set was in one of the Fairyloot boxes!
  • Rowan & Rhysand soaps by Behind The Pages: Yessss, my two favorte book boyfriends! These soaps don’t just smell nice bit they look so fancy too! The one of Rhys is in the beautiful dark purple/black with glitters. Just perfect!

That’s it for now! I have multiple others bookish items that I love, so if you liked this post, please let me know! I might so a part two soon😉

What is your favorite  item from this selection? Would you want any of these? Or do you own already one? I’m curious to find out!😉

Part One: My top 10 [contemporary]

It’s weird, but I used to only read contemporary romances books. I wasn’t into fantasy (except maybe Twilight haha) and I would swoon with all cheesy romances. I devoured them one by one and couldn’t get enough of it. I even didn’t mind love triangles! (I know, don’t judge me).

In the course of the years however, especially after starting this blog, I got to know a few amazing authors who could combine romance AND fantasy. Because of this, the genres I like are more varied. And now I can’t get enough of those!! But don’t get me wrong, I still have a soft spot for an romance though😉

So, I thought it would be nice to share my top 10s with you. This will be a two part blog post. The first being only pure contemporary (romances) and the second will be fantasies with a touch of romance!

Here’s my top 10 for contemporary (romances)!

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  1. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
  2. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  3. Confess by Colleen Hoover
  4. Breakable by Tammara Webber
  5. Left Drowning by Jessica Park
  6. Wait For You by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  7. A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
  8. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
  9. Making Faces by Amy Harmon
  10. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

(* links are to my reviews!)

In case you were wondering, yes they are in the correct order! So Maybe Someday is indeed my all time favorite book!🙂 I reread it a few weeks ago and fell in love with it again. This book will always have a spot in my heart! ♥  A Monster Calls is very close though!

And as you can see, there are a few books from the same authors. Jennifer L. Armentrout, Colleen Hoover & Nicholas Sparks are definitely my favorite authors for this category of books. Their writings are so easy to read and rich in emotions.  If you haven’t read any of these yet, I would HIGHLY suggest them! (obviously😀 )

Tell me!! What’s your favorite contemporary (romance)??😀 I’m always open for some recommendations!

& don’t forget to stay tuned for the second part of this post! It will be published next Saturday😉

Recent Release #75: A historical fiction

Recent Release

The Architet of Song by AG Howard

Series: Haunted Hearts Legacy #1
Genre: YA/NA, fantasy
Release date: August 15 2016
Publisher: Golden Orb Press
Length: 425 pages

A lady imprisoned by deafness, an architect imprisoned by his past, and a ghost imprisoned within the petals of a flower – intertwine in this love story that transcends life and death.

For most of her life, nineteen-year-old Juliet Emerline has subsisted – isolated by deafness – making hats in the solitude of her home. Now, she’s at risk to lose her sanctuary to Lord Nicolas Thornton, a twenty-seven-year-old mysterious and eccentric architect with designs on her humble estate. When she secretly witnesses him raging beside a grave, Juliet investigates, finding the name “Hawk” on the headstone and an unusual flower at the base. The moment Juliet touches the petals, a young English nobleman appears in ghostly form, singing a song only her deaf ears can hear. The ghost remembers nothing of his identity or death, other than the one name that haunts his afterlife: Thornton.

To avenge her ghostly companion and save her estate, Juliet pushes aside her fear of society and travels to Lord Thornton’s secluded holiday resort, posing as a hat maker in one of his boutiques. There, she finds herself questioning who to trust: the architect of flesh and bones who can relate to her through romantic gestures, heartfelt notes, and sensual touches … or the specter who serenades her with beautiful songs and ardent words, touching her mind and soul like no other man ever can. As sinister truths behind Lord Thornton’s interest in her estate and his tie to Hawk come to light, Juliet is lured into a web of secrets. But it’s too late for escape, and the tragic love taking seed in her heart will alter her silent world forever.

International and NYT bestselling author, A.G. Howard, brings her darkly magical and visual/visceral storytelling to Victorian England. The Architect of Song is the first installment in her lush and romantic Haunted Hearts Legacy series, a four book gothic saga following the generations of one family as – haunted by both literal and figurative ghosts – they search for self-acceptance, love, and happiness.

Little note:  Wow, okay, that summary is SO LONG. And I usually ever read that long summaries, but I’m very curious about this one! It looks well developed and I bet the writing is amazing! What do you think?😉