Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-Buy Authors

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This is in no particular order. :) It’s too painful to do in order… I’ll be here forever trying to decide!

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  • Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • J. Daniels
  • Colleen Hoover

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  • Emery Lord
  • Wendy Higgins
  • Tahereh Mafi

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  • Cynthia Hand
  • Jamie McGuire
  • Stephenie Meyer (well, it would be nice to have more books by her. ;) )
  • Nicholas Sparks (I’ve only read 2, but I ADORED them)

I’m surprised at how hard this was! I figured this would have been one of the EASIEST topics ever… When really, I spent forever picking! I’ve come across SOO many authors, but a lot I’ve either only read 1 (or 2) and they may only have 1 or they have already written alot. So those authors, I couldn’t add because it wouldn’t be fair because I haven’t read enough to actually have an opinion. But, this was a fun topic! It would be interesting to see this next year and see how my tastes have changed (or stayed same). :)

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Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is ‘top ten authors I’ve read the most books from’.

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1. Jennifer L. Armentrout: 19 books

  • This shouldn’t be a shocker quite honestly… She’s my 2nd all time favorite author. It’s been my goal to read everything this lady has put together… I’m slowly catching up! Almost there! :D

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2. P.C. Cast: 10 books

  • I’m almost done with House of Night! 2 more books left! I started this series like 5 years ago probably around when book 5 or 6 was being released. I kept up for the most part..

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3. Ellen Schreiber: 9 books

  • I adore the Vampire Kisses series no matter how cheesy and predictable it is! Super fast reads and I really enjoyed it!

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4-8. Richelle Mead, Cassandra Clare, Colleen Hoover, L.J. Smith, Charlaine Harris: 7 books

  • I don’t think I need to say anything for any of these authors? Do I?

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9 & 10. Stephenie Meyer & Roxy Sloane: 6 books

  • I wish Stephenie Meyer would write more!!! She’s my ABSOLUTE favorite author EVER! Sadly, she’s at the end of the list. :(

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Fictitious Friday (#1): The Lion & The Lamb…

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Fictitious Friday is a meme that was started by Mortal Moments in which you spotlight favorite books, characters, places, etc.

For my very first post on this meme, I’m discussing a fandom which I have a huge love for… This shouldn’t surprise many of my followers honestly. ;)

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Yes, your not seeing things! It’s the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer!! I have such a deep attachment to this series… This is what started my love for reading. Words cannot describe how much I love (and miss) this series. Everything about this series was so much fun and amazing! I remember going to all the premieres (all except Twilight obviously) and being decked out in Twilight gear. Having over 20 t-shirts, owning like 2 blankets, a pillow case (that I still use on my bed today), a shelf on my bookshelf dedicated to Twilight… I’m still one of those that is still obsessed with the series even after all the hype around vampires. Literally everything that is my favorite in books, meaning, my favorite series, favorite author, favorite couple, favorite book boyfriend, the whole 9 yards!

Seriously, I miss this series SOOO much! I’ve considered re-reading SO many times since I got back into reading! I think I re-read them like 3-4 times while the movies were releasing, but since breaking dawn either part 1 or 2, I haven’t re-read again. I really miss all these characters and all the feelings that came with this series! Yeah, it’s a little cheesy and sparkly vampires, but guys, you don’t understand how much I ADORE this series! :D BEST. SERIES. EVER!

I can thank Stephenie Meyer twice. Once for my love of reading after reading the Twilight Saga, then again after I stopped reading and picked up The Host last year in 2013! Stephenie Meyer brought back my love of reading TWICE! I’m REALLY hoping she writes another book, because both were amazing!!!

Ohh yeah… I still own ALL of my Twilight shirts… They are just chilling in my closet! I literally CANNOT get myself to get rid of them! I’ve considered making like a quilt out of the shirts. I seriously can’t bring myself to just throw them away! They hold way too many memories!!

Well, I guess that’s it for this. ;) See you next week for my next favorites post!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Wish Would Get Their OWN Book

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is ‘Top Ten Characters You Wish Would Get Their OWN Book’. This is is no particular order.

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1. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire: I WANT SHEPLEY & AMERICA’S STORY SO BADLY!!! I wanna see their relationship!!!!!

2. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare: I want Simon or Izzy’s point of view.. Maybe continuation after City of Heavenly Fire though..

3. Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins: I want Jay’s point of view after the third book… I need it!!!

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4. Bitter Sweet Love by Jennifer L. Armentrout: I want more of Dez and Jasmine’s relationship! That was too short!!!

5. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout: I want Dee’s perspective.. I love that girl!

6. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken: Pretty much any and every character really… ;)

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7. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer: A CONTINUATION IN ANYONE’S POINT OF VIEW! I NEED MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: Continuation from Peeta’s point of view after third book. :D

9. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead: Lissa’s point of view throughout the series!

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10. The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd: JUST A PLAIN CONTINUATION!!!! WHAT?! I NEED MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want to Re-Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is ‘Top Ten Books I Want To Reread’. This is is no particular order.

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1. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer: This is my all time everything! I’m to have a re-reading very soon and I miss this saga so much! I miss getting to go to the premiers, reading the books, buying merchandise, fangirling to everyone, being apart of such an AMAZING fandom.. Sorry, guys I’m getting a little deep here.. I’m serious though… I miss Twilight a BUNCH!

2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: It’s been so long since I’ve read this trilogy, but I was obsessed with it for months after reading! (at least 6!) The feelings are still very raw and I still remember crying and being happy and just experiencing all the feels through this AMAZING trilogy!

3. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead: Oh gosh, it’s been like 5 years since I read one of my all time favorite series… I miss Dimitri and Rose and everyone! I still need to catch up on Bloodlines, but hopefully soon! #TEAMDIMITRI!

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4. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire: Oh dear lord… ALL TIME FAVORITE NEW ADULT! I can thank Travis and Abby for my love of new adult! Because of this book and sequel, I absolutely adore new adult and can’t get enough!

5. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: THEY ARE SOOO CUTE! I loved their story and would definitely without a doubt, re-read this again!

6. The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski: I loved Camryn and Andrew’s relationship and would love to re-read their story again! SO MANY FEELS!

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7. Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins: I can’t… Feels are still there! HARDCORE!!! ANNA AND KAIDAN ARE LOVE AND I ADORE THEM TO PIECES! They are my #3 favorite all time couple. ;) Kaidan being my 3rd babe..

8. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout: OHH BOY!!!! JLA is my 2nd all time favorite author, Daimon is my 2nd favorite boyfriend (#1 is Edward Cullen) and Katy and Daimon are my 2nd favorite couple.. I WOULD SO RE-READ THIS AGAIN NO QUESTIONS ASKED!!!!

9. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand: IT’S TUCKER! SERIOUSLY!? DO I NEED MORE REASON!? ;)

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10. Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne: This is such a super fast paced trilogy and I ADORED it so, so much! So yes, I would re-read this amazing trilogy! I HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend!

What are your guys’ top re-reads?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Were Hard For Me To Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is ‘top ten characters who would be sitting at my lunch table’. This is is no particular order.

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1. The Host by Stephenie Meyer: This is what started back up my love for reading last year in 2013. So it was difficult for me because it had been so long since I had last read. But, thankfully I absolutely ADORED this book and I can thank Stephenie Meyer (twice) for making me love reading so much! She is 100% responsible for starting my love for reading and bringing it back!

2. Broken Beauty by Lizzy Ford: The subject matter was very difficult for me. It’s one of those very touchy subjects- rape. But Lizzy Ford did an amazing job at making this a beautiful story (still need to continue)!

3. The Queen’s Choice by Cayla Cruver: Overall I had a very difficult time with this one… Yes, I overall enjoyed the book, but I just wasn’t jumping up and down dying to know what happened next. It was just a “bleh” read for me.

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4. Mind Games by Kiersten White: This was another I had trouble with. But I definitely had more trouble with this one… I didn’t care for the characters or what was going on. It was all too confusing to me and I didn’t like it too much.

5. The Here and Now by Ann Brashares: My memory of this book is very hazy… That’s how much I didn’t care for it. I know that’s a little harsh but it’s true. There was nothing special about this book, I couldn’t connect with the characters and I was confused the entire time!

6. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead: This is a different story… It’s been over 4 years since I last read the Vampire Academy series, so details have completely escaped me. Going back into this world after being gone from it for so long was very difficult for me for a while. Vampire Academy is one of my all time favorite series ever. The typical trend with both series is the books get better as they go on. So I know once I continue, it will only get better. ;)

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7. The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters: My only big issue was the age difference. I’m not used to reading adult books, so reading from a guy’s point of view who’s in his 30’s was very difficult for me. I didn’t connect with him because I’m not close to his age so I don’t experience everything he’s going through (to an extent). But I overall really liked the story!

8. Insurgent by Veronica Roth: I was spoiled after reading Divergent, you’ve all heard me talk about this. I absolutely could not stand Tris in Insurgent. She was very annoying to me and I felt that she was ALWAYS arguing with Tobias… No matter what it was. They were fighting. Never happy. Ever. It annoyed me to no ends. Maybe that’s partly due to I knew the ending of Allegiant… But who knows!

9. Delirium by Lauren Oliver: I had the HARDEST time with the first half of this book. I was almost tempted to stop reading the book, I was so bored out of my mind! The ending definitely made up for the first half, but I’m not dying to pick up the second book (and it’s been a while now).

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10. What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick: I REALLY tried to like this book, I did. But it just didn’t work for me. I didn’t care for the characters and had a very difficult time connecting to them. This was my first book by her so I was a little nervous, but I’ve already read My Life Next Door and absolutely loved it!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Characters That Would Be Sitting at My Lunch Table

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is ‘top ten characters who would be sitting at my lunch table’. This is is no particular order.

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1. Katy, Daemon, and Dee from the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout: I LOVE KATY AND DAEMON SO MUCH! I don’t need any other reasons…. :) I adore Dee, she’s an amazing best friend and it would be awesome to have her at lunch with everyone!

2. Edward and Bella from Twilight by Stephenie Meyer: Again, one of my favorites. I absolutely ADORE this series so much so it only makes sense that these 2 would be coming! PLUS RENESMEE will come also!!! :D

3. Tucker from the Unearthly trilogy by Cynthia Hand: He’s a sexy cowboy and I love him so much! It would be a little weird with Daemon and Edward AND Tucker there… But ohh well. It will work! :) I would invite Clara, but there wasn’t enough room and I didn’t want her to sit on the ground. :)

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4. Mara and Noah from the Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkin: I love this trilogy and I LOVE Mara and Noah a lot! It would be interesting to have them at the lunch table to say the least!

5. Cole and Lexi from Branded by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki: Holy moly… These 2 have A LOT of sexual tension between the two so it might be a little weird with them at the table! :P But I LOVE those 2, so it will be okay! If Cole brings Zeus, I will be 200% happy, I love that dog so so much!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books If You Like The Vampire Diaries

top ten tuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

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This week’s theme is ‘Top Ten Books If You Like X tv show/movie/comic/play etc. (basically any sort of other entertainment)’. 

This is in no particular order.

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1. The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer: Honestly the only reason I have this on the list is because of the vampires. Pretty much anyone that has been interested in this series has probably already read it. But, definitely worth the read for vampire lovers like myself. :)

2. The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith: Well, if you love the show you should definitely give the series a shot! Granted, the show is COMPLETELY different from the books and the books have mixed reviews.

3. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead: Ignore the title… If you have yet to read this series, definitely read if you love vampires! I promise you’ll love it!

4. Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz: It’s been years since I’ve read this series so any details are extremely fuzzy, but I do remember really enjoying the series!

5. House of Night series by P.C. & Kristin Cast: Not my favorite series, but definitely enjoyable. It does drag on, but don’t let that get to you. Definitely do not try and marathon this series for all 12-13 books. I promise you will most likely either get A) Super bored after a while or B) Just want to put the series down forever.

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6. Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare: If your a fan of TVD, your a fangirl. Fangirls like fandoms. Definitely an amazing fandom to be apart of! Every supernatural creature you can think of, is part of this series!

7. The Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkin: Okay, creepy factor + extremely hot boyfriend = fantastic trilogy. Definitely a favorite and definitely recommended for fans of TVD!

8. The Dark Elements series by Jennifer L. Armentrout: Okay, hot guys. Paranormal… Paranormal = vampires and other supernatural beings. Well, demons and gargoyles are in that category! Ohh, did I mention hot guys??? Well, this definitely has it!!!

9. The Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout: Hot guys= CHECK!!! Hot Aliens= CHECKKKKK!!!

10. Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong: I don’t know, it just seemed like something TVD fans would be interested in. TVD definitely has its creepy moments and this trilogy definitely doesn’t disappoint!

Top Ten Tuesday: “Gateway” Books/Authors In My Reading Journey

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This week’s theme is ‘Top Ten Tuesday: “Gateway” Books/Authors In My Reading Journey’. —

Sorry guys, I pre-write my posts and this was actually next week’s post. Sorry about that! Next week you’ll get this week’s top 10. ;)

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This is in order of how much they have affected me.

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1. The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer: Introduced me to the Young Adult genre and vampires. My obsession with this lasted until the last book. That doesn’t mean I don’t love Twilight anymore-because I do. It’s my all time favorite series and she’s my all time favorite author. No matter how good of any book, this series/author will always come first!

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2. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins: This trilogy introduced me to the dystopian genre. I love thinking about what the world could be like in the future, so this helped fuel my interest in it! Now, dystopia is one of my favorite genres to read!

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3. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James: This trilogy introduced me to the adult contemporary romance. Yes, I do realize there is a lot of sex and weird stuff that goes on. I still really enjoyed this trilogy.

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4. The Host by Stephenie Meyer: I stopped reading after I finished the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy the summer before I started college (so 2 years ago). I picked up The Host last August (2013) because of the movie. Since The Host, I have been reading nonstop and I thank Stephenie Meyer again for bringing me back to reading. :)

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5. Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo & 6. Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1) by Laini Taylor: These 2 amazing books introduced me to the fantasy genre. Fantasy is a very BROAD term because pretty much any book could fall under fantasy. But, you know your in an actual fantasy book, when you can’t pronounce names! :) I VERY much enjoyed both of these books (both 5/5 stars) and I’m so glad I picked both of them up!

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7. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks: This introduced me to the contemporary side of Young Adult (as well as adult with Dear John). I was such a big fan of Miley Cyrus growing up, and when I heard she was going to be in The Last Song, I immediately went and got the book. I absolutely LOVE this book and even 5 years later (I think that’s how long it’s been, maybe longer) and I still remember pretty much everything that happened in this book! I absolutely love Nicholas Sparks’ writing!

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8. The D.U.F.F. by Kody Keplinger: I read this book in one sitting. I read this in December and I still remember exactly what goes on in this book. I absolutely loved this book to pieces and is definitely one of my all time favorite books. I loved this story and the 2 main characters so very much!!!!

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9. The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead: I read this series when I believe Blood Promise was being released. So I read this series about 4 1/2 years ago. I don’t really remember much because I read books in between those and I was in high school, but I remember absolutely LOVING this series! It’s definitely one of my all time favorite series!!!

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10. Anything by Jennifer L. Armentrout: Guys, if you’ve been watching my posts, you’ll know how obsessed I am with her books. I’ve read 6 of her books so far! (Wait for You, Frigid, Bitter Sweet Love, White Hot Kiss, Obsidian, and Onyx). I’ve absolutely LOVED all the books to pieces. I am now to the point where I will read anything by her and I’ve made it my goal by the end of 2014, I will have read all her books up until this year!

Top Ten Tuesday: All Time Favorite Books in the Paranormal Genre

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This week’s theme is ‘Top Ten All Time Favorite Books in X Genre’.

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This is in no particular order.

Some of these books can fall into other categories other than “paranormal” but I went ahead and made it the major genre. :)

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1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs: I think I would more categorize this as fantasy more as paranormal (well at least that’s how I have it on my shelves). But, this book was fantastic! The pictures make the story just that much more creepier. The story is so engaging and it was so so hard to put the book down!

2. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare: I’m still in the middle of reading The Infernal Devices, so I can’t count it. But, however I am caught up on TMI and I absolutely love this series so much. I’m not looking forward to the end. This series includes any and every paranormal/supernatural creature you can possibly think of! That’s why I love it!!! The characters are so amazing and can vividly picture in your mind!

3. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead: It’s been like 5 years since I’ve read this series, but I remember loving it so so so much. I absolutely love vampires to death (no pun intended). I went through a Twilight/vampire phase in high school when I saw Twilight. That phase lasted around a 1-1/2 year(s). Despite the cheesy covers and bad titles, this series is so definitely worth the read!

4. The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer: Okay, stop with the hate. I’m pretty sure almost everyone loved this series at one point. I know for dang sure I did! This series means the world to me and it holds a big place in my heart. I literally have a Twilight shrine on my bookshelf. The only things on that shelf are Twilight related. While all my other shelves are getting overstuffed, my Twilight shelf is all neat and has plenty of space. :) I don’t understand why now this series is getting so much hate? I love this series so very much and I will continue to love it until I die.

5. Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong: I’ve had The Summoning and the sequel on my shelves for about 4 years now. In January I FINALLY picked the book up! Why did I wait soo long to read it? I’m not sure.. Because it was FANTASTIC! Is it about witches? No.. Don’t fool yourself like I did for 4 years. This series may be very predictable, but the characters and the story are fantastic! The creepiness/scariness is what sold me on it!

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6. Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkin: I don’t even need to explain my recent love for this trilogy. I can’t even explain how FANTASTIC Michelle Hodkin’s writing style is. Your constantly wondering what’s real and what isn’t! Maybe it’s all a dream?! Maybe it’s real! But I know for a fact, Noah Shaw is real. ;)

7. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner: This book was absolutely AMAZING! I read it in December and absolutely fell for the two main characters! It’s not a normal love story that is centered around the love. It’s centered around the two main characters trying to survive on a planet by themselves with nothing but a small backpack and each other.

8. The Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout: Okay… Seriously. Jennifer L. Armentrout is a queen! I’m not joking. I absolutely LOVE her writing style and the male characters she writes about! She makes the world’s best swoon-worthy, extremely sexy, and HOT men EVER! *cough* Daemon Black *cough* ;)

9. the Sweet Evil trilogy by Wendy Higgins: I adore this series so very much. It’s freaky how similar I am to the main character, Anna. I find myself in many ways just like her. It’s a little weird.. This series is so fantastic and I LOVE the angels/demons aspect of the story! Ohh, not to mention Mr. Kaidan. ;)

10. The Host by Stephenie Meyer: I read this book last summer and I absolutely loved it. It is a pretty big book, but totally worth it! Stephenie Meyer is one of my all time favorite authors, wait, she is my all time favorite author. Her stories have such a special place in my heart (as I’ve mentioned about Twilight above). After my Twilight phase, I stopped reading up until this last June. The book I picked up was this and that’s what got me back into reading again. Coincidence that it’s Stephenie Meyer that brought back my love for reading? Maybe.