Hyped Books: The Good & The Bad

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Hey guys! So today I’m just going to discuss a couple of really hyped up books in the book blogging community, ones that I’ve read at least, and share my opinion on whether I think they deserved all of the hype they got or not. Some of these are new and some are older series but nonetheless we hear a lot about them in this community.

I’d just like to remind everyone again that these are strictly my opinions and I mean no offense to any of you if you liked or disliked any of these books!

I will also link my reviews to all of these books as well!

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The Good

Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1) by Laini Taylor

This book and series may not be quite as hyped anymore since it ended but it is still pretty popular. Not to mention it feels like everyone who reads it ends up loving it! I’ve been seeing this series around for a while and with Laini’s new book “Strange the Dreamer” coming out this fall I decided it was finally time to see what the hype was all about.

Laini Taylor’s writing is absolutely gorgeous and I would read this book just for that but also the mythology, the plot, and the world building are amazing as well. I don’t think I found a single flaw while reading it! So in my opinion “Daughter of Smoke & Bone” definitely lives up to the hype.

Illuminae ( The Illuminae Files #1) by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

This one is a fairly recent release and so the hype is big especially since we’re all anticipating the sequel “Gemina” this October. Everybody seemed to have read this right when it came out and the reviews were a bit mixed, people either hated it or loved it. So of course I was extremely nervous to read it because I wanted to like it!

Long story short I ended up LOVING it! So for me the hype surrounding this book was worth it.

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

Probably the second most hyped YA series out there, next to Throne of Glass. I don’t know but The Raven Cycle is CRAZY hyped, everybody loves it and talks about it all the time. Plus with the recently released “The Raven King” it was practically blowing up the blogosphere so of course I couldn’t stand it any longer and finally caved.

I didn’t think I would love this one as much as everyone else but boy was I pleasantly surprised! It was a ton of fun to read through and left me craving more and that craving caused me to go out and buy the rest of the series without question. Worth the hype? You bet.

The Wrath and The Dawn (The Wrath and The Dawn #1) by Renee Ahdieh

This one came out last year with the sequel being released this year so the hype was pretty insane. Seemed like everybody was reading it and loving it and giving it great reviews!

This book gave me the warm fuzzy feelings, it’s full of adorable-ness and magic. Rarely does a romance based book win me over but this one certainly did.

Six of Crows (The Dregs #1) by Leigh Bardugo

This book was a big deal last year mostly because it was a new series by Leigh Bardugo and her Grisha trilogy is very, very popular. Since I wasn’t a huge fan of “Shadow and Bone” I wasn’t really sure I would want to try “Six of Crows” but there were just so many glowing reviews that I was curious enough.

This is SO MUCH better than “Shadow and Bone” the characters are better, there are multiple POVs, the action is better, and the world building is more complex. It is a fast paced book and it’s just awesome. So when you hear everyone talking about how great “Six of Crows” is, listen to them.

The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy #1) by Marie Rutkoski

Lots of love for this series but maybe not quite as hyped up as a few of these others on this list. Don’t get me wrong it’s definitely a very popular book and series BUT we don’t hear about it as much as Throne of Glass or The Raven Cycle, especially since the last book of the trilogy came out this year.

This one I was a little leery about since it looks like it’s a bit too fantasy lite for me with more focus on ballgowns and dancing and boys. While there are elements of those things in “The Winner’s Curse” it most definitely isn’t the focus, it has some great action and politics. However, with this first book it pays off to be patient with it until the end!

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Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas

This was an OK read for me, it wasn’t horrible but it was not as great as I thought it would be either. This is probably one of the most popular YA series out there and so my expectations were pretty high and honestly I should have gone in with none so I wouldn’t be so disappointed.

Celaena was not as badass as the book promises which was my biggest pet peeve, I mean how hard was it to give me some assassin action? Celaena is apparently the deadliest assassin out there and it just doesn’t show. Overall the hype surrounding “Throne of Glass” didn’t really feel worth it to me and I might have enjoyed it more if there wasn’t so much hype.

Shadow and Bone (Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo

You’ve heard of the Grisha trilogy, right? Probably, it’s pretty popular and still is.

It has magic and is based off of Russian culture/folklore, how could any of that go wrong? Well it went wrong with the characters if you ask me that and some very light world building. Not worth all the hype it gets to me but maybe the series gets better? I’m willing to give the rest a try.

Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) by Susan Dennard

This book was plastered all over Twitter for the longest time up until it’s release, then when it was released it felt like the entire world was reading it! So of course when you see a book that much everywhere you look you want to check it out, right? I did and I almost wish I hadn’t bothered.

It got pretty slow paced, lacked great world-building, and the plot had quite a few holes and left me with more questions than answers. For me a fantasy relies heavily on the world that’s built for it and “Truthwitch” didn’t really have that. Not worth the crazy amounts of hype it received and I don’t know if I’m even interested enough to read book 2 when it arrives.

Soundless by Richelle Mead

Not as hyped up as other books but since it was a book by Richelle Mead it still received a lot of attention. Did you read her Vampire Academy series? If you did you’ll understand why everyone was so excited for a new standalone book by her that was “steeped in Chinese folklore”. Yeah that’s how it was marketed and it was basically just that, marketing. This book really didn’t contain any Chinese folklore or mythology to speak of and there was next to no world building at all.

Big disappointment especially since I loved her Vampire Academy series a lot but I think I may just have to give up on any other books she writes.

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare

Just thinking about this book makes me want to rage. It’s HUGE of course since it has a movie and a TV series now and there’s also tons of books plus their spin off series. Too much if you ask me but then again I’m not a fan.

This book just failed to captivate me I was left wondering what the heck the big deal about is was. I have no interest in ever reading anything else by Cassandra Clare either since it seems she won’t write anything outside of the Shadowhunter universe.

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer

Don’t hurt me, please,I know The Lunar Chronicles is a super big deal! It seems to be yet another one of those books/series that pops up everywhere and everyone’s read them. I actually read “Cinder” a long time ago and didn’t really enjoy it because I thought it was too predictable. I mean the “big twist” at the end of it wasn’t even a little surprising and to me that makes the book a bit boring.

However, I do own “Scarlet” and it seems that that the series may get better so I’m willing to continue with it and find out.

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So are there any books on this list that you thought were worth the hype?

How about not worth the hype?

Have you read any books that received crazy amounts of hype, not on this list?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

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My Favorite Book Couples: Just in Time for Valentine’s Day!

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I honestly have a ton of post ideas that can be linked with Valentine’s Day and I may yet do some! First and for most I have to do a list of all my favorite book couples, which I don’t have many since I usually loathe romances in books. That is unless they’re done VERY well, but what can I say I’m picky.

Guaranteed I won’t get them all but these are the ruling couples of my heart at the moment. Some may not be an “official” couple yet since a lot of them don’t have a completed series as of right now, so I just ship them……but shhhhh it’s okay.

I’ll also be using some fanart for these characters so I’ll try my best to credit the artists, but I probably won’t find them all. So if you see your artwork on here let me know so I can credit you!

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Meira & Mather

Snow Like Ashes

(artwork by Agustina Zanelli)

Sorry, I couldn’t find ANY Mather fanart. What’s up with that? All of the fanart was Meira with Theron, and I detest Theron. Am I the only Meira/Mather shipper here?

The Snow Like Ashes series is still on-going so Meira hasn’t officially chosen one of the two men BUT my heart is HOPING that she chooses Mather. Usually I don’t much care for love triangles and I don’t care who the character ends up with but I just ship Meira/Mather SO HARD. They’re both so fierce and loyal to their kingdom, they belong together I tell you! Maybe I ship them so hard because I just really hate Theron……

Kaz & Inej

Six of Crows

(artwork by Grace at Fictograph)

All six of the “crow” characters in “Six of Crows” get paired off into a couple, while not all of them are very pronounced at the moment the feelings are all there. My favorite couple BY FAR would be Kaz and Inej, I love both of them singularly and I love them both together. When they finally get together my heart will probably soar, they’re both just so….badass.

Rose & Dimitri

 Vampire Academy

(Portrayed by Zoey Deutch & Danila Kozlovsky)

I couldn’t find any fanart I liked of them so here’s the Rose and Dimitri from the Vampire Academy movie. Which sucked kind of. They are not nearly as attractive as they should have been, sorry not sorry, Rose and Dimitri are both supposed to be hotter than the deepest fieriest pit of Hell okay? Not…..this.

Anyways. They’re one of my favorites, talk about the perfect badass, stake-wielding couple. I loved Rose as a character and I loved Dimitri as a character so them being together just makes sense.

Aragorn & Arwen

The Lord of the Rings

(Portrayed by Viggo Mortensen & Liv Tyler)

By far my favorite couple, mostly because I’m a huge Lord of the Rings junkie. That’s kind of all I have to say about them…I love them because I love Middle-Earth and they’re the one couple to rule them all……

Khalid & Shahrzad

The Wrath & The Dawn

I couldn’t find any fanart and I didn’t like any of the fan-made picture collages so here’s the book cover because at least that is Shazi.

Now as you all know by now, I’m not a romance fan. So it was very surprising that I LOVED “The Wrath & The Dawn”, I mean I got the warm fuzzies reading it! I loved Khalid and Shazi and I shipped them so much. Which is rare, but Renee Ahdieh did a fantastic job with not only the book but their romance. Seriously it was perfect enough to melt even my cold, icy heart.

Kell & Lila

A Darker Shade of Magic

(artwork done by Victoria Ying)

Who isn’t shipping this? Because I am and it makes it so much worse that they haven’t gotten together! I want it so bad, my poor little heart can’t take it! I’m hoping by the third book something happens. Just give me something V.E. Schwab, anything!

Daenerys Targaryen & Khal Drogo

A Song of Ice and Fire

(Portrayed by Emilia Clarke & Jason Momoa)

Don’t even get me started on these two, sure their relationship wasn’t that great at the beginning but it grew into such perfection. I will always ship Daenerys with Drogo, forever I tell you! She belongs with no one else in my mind. When anything else happens in the show or the books I will visualize crudely pasting  Jason Momoa’s face on any other men.

I love them as much as I love Aragorn & Arwen, that’s saying a lot I assure you.

That is all.

Bonus Ships!

These are couples I ship that didn’t end up together……

Harry Potter & Hermione Granger

Harry Potter

(Portrayed by Daniel Radcliffe & Emma Watson)

Sorry, not sorry. I always liked the idea of Harry with Hermione better! I’m not a big fan of Ginny or Ron, really my favorite Weasley children were always Fred and George. I digress, I really hated that Hermione ended up with Ron I just don’t think they fit together well and the same goes for Harry and Ginny. Actually I should say especially Harry and Ginny. I felt that kind of came out of nowhere honestly…..I never felt a real connection between those two.

Sorry, I can really get rambling on the Harry Potter couples!

Katniss Everdeen & Gale Hawthorne

The Hunger Games

(Portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence & Liam Hemsworth)

Once again, sorry not sorry! I thought Gale and Katniss were more perfect than Peeta and Katniss. Their personalities and loyalties were more similar. Yes, I get that “opposites attract” and that’s pretty much the only reason she ended up with Peeta because honestly Peeta is kind of a little wimp.

I just thought Gale and Katniss should have ended up together, I liked them better!

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That completes my list of ships, that’s pretty much all of them that are important anyways. I don’t even care if they don’t work out!

Are there any ships you agree with on this list? Any that you don’t? Who’s your favorite book couple? Let me know in the comments!

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New Releases I Need To Get My Hands On

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So I JUST realized that six of my anticipated 2016 releases have already been released! SIX! And I forgot! Now my head is spinning from the knowledge that I can buy them now! But I already have TONS of other books I need to finish first and I have a serious lack of self control or should I say….shelf control?

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Anyways I thought I would share some new YA releases with you guys, I know these are some I really want to read. I definitely DON’T need to buy anymore books but these might just have to be some exceptions….

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The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman

The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, #1)

This was released on January 26th, 2016

I’ve heard lots of good things about Alison Goodman and I did read part of “Eon”, before deciding to come back to it at a later time, and it was VERY good. This is a historical fiction book with fantasy and the paranormal all mixed in, what’s not to like? Throw in the pretty great reviews for it and I’ve got myself a book I want ASAP.

Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers

Assassin's Heart (Assassin's Heart, #1)

This was released on February 2nd, 2016

I love YA Fantasy, so of course I’ve been interested in reading this book. There’s families of assassins, so the mafia is what I’m picturing especially since this is being compared to The Godfather. Sounds awesome. It’s basically marketed as a revenge and romance story. Revenge? Yes. Romance? That depends. This book hasn’t been getting many great reviews but it’s still something I want to check out.

Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto

Revenge and the Wild

This was released on February 2nd, 2016

Out of all the books on this list, this is the one I want the most. Look at how gorgeous the cover is first of all! Plus it sounds like it’s kind of odd and unique, I’m all over that. Cannibals, supernatural creatures, and some steampunk-esque gadgets? Hell yes! That sounds awesome, plus I want to add that pretty cover to my bookshelf.

Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell

Unhooked

This was released on February 2nd, 2016

It’s a Peter Pan retelling, need I say more? There’s flesh-eating sea hags and dangerous Fey. Sounds pretty exciting. Not to mention there’s a potential love triangle between Captain Hook and Peter Pan. I’m just speculating at this point but wouldn’t THAT be awesome? Sorry, I just REALLY love Peter Pan……

Front Lines by Michael Grant

Front Lines (Soldier Girl, #1)

This was released on January 26th, 2016

I really loved Grant’s “Gone” series so I’m thinking it’s safe to say I’ll love his WWII re-imagining as well. Basically this is an alternate history of WWII where women/girls can be drafted and fight. It sounds VERY interesting, can’t wait to read this one.

Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan

Sword and Verse (Sword and Verse, #1)

This was released on January 19th, 2016

Once again we have a very attractive cover. The description is long so I won’t bore you with details but it’s a YA Fantasy so I’m hoping I’ll find it to be somewhat entertaining. Although by now my excitement for this book has worn off due to a couple bad reviews, I think I’ll wait for my library to get it in instead of buying it now…..

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Winter TBR: Books I Need to Read This Winter

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Well I decided to do a post about all the books I need to read this winter (obviously) and by winter I mean at least through January because who knows how long it’ll take me to read all of these? Most of these are recently purchased books too, so I REALLY need to get my butt in gear.

I wish I could read faster!


1.) These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

These Shallow Graves

I recently bough this book and I feel like it’s going to be a good one. I’ve read a lot of great, positive reviews on this and hopefully it doesn’t let me down!

Description (From Goodreads)

Set in gilded age New York, These Shallow Graves follows the story of Josephine Montfort, an American aristocrat. Jo lives a life of old-money ease. Not much is expected of her other than to look good and marry well. But when her father dies due to an accidental gunshot, the gilding on Jo’s world starts to tarnish. With the help of a handsome and brash reporter, and a young medical student who moonlights in the city morgue, Jo uncovers the truth behind her father’s death and learns that if you’re going to bury the past, you’d better bury it deep.

2.) Alice by Christina Henry

Alice

Once again, a recent purchase. I’ve also heard great things about “Alice” and that it’s not only a fantastic horror book but also a very dark retelling of….you guessed it Alice in Wonderland. What’s not to like here?

Description (From Goodreads)

In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinderblock walls which echo the screams of the poor souls inside.
In the hospital, there is a woman. Her hair, once blond, hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn’t remember why she’s in such a terrible place. Just a tea party long ago, and long ears, and blood…
Then, one night, a fire at the hospital gives the woman a chance to escape, tumbling out of the hole that imprisoned her, leaving her free to uncover the truth about what happened to her all those years ago.
Only something else has escaped with her. Something dark. Something powerful.
And to find the truth, she will have to track this beast to the very heart of the Old City, where the rabbit waits for his Alice.

3.) The Suffering by Rin Chupeco

The Suffering (The Girl from the Well, #2)

The sequel to “The Girl From the Well” which I obviously need to read since I loved the first one so much! Everyone keeps asking me why I do this to myself, reading scary books and getting scared. And the answer is I clearly like tormenting myself.

Description (From Goodreads)

It’s been two years since Tark Halloway’s nightmare ended. Free from the evil spirit that haunted him all his life, he now aids the ghostly Okiku and avenges the souls of innocent children by hunting down their murderers. But when Okiku becomes responsible for a death at his high school, Tark begins to wonder if they’re no better than the killers they seek out.
When an old friend disappears in Aokigahara, Japan’s infamous ‘suicide forest’, both must resolve their differences and return to that country of secrets to find her.
Because there is a strange village inside Aokigahara, a village people claim does not exist. A village where strange things lie waiting.
A village with old ghosts and an ancient evil – one that may be stronger than even Okiku…

4.) The Child Thief by Brom

The Child ThiefI recently purchased this bad boy on my Kindle because it was only *drumroll please* $1.99 on Amazon! If that’s not a great deal I don’t know what is! I’ve also heard nothing but great things about this book AND Peter Pan is my favorite Disney character. This is supposed to be a very dark retelling of Peter Pan, here’s the super long description for it.

Description (From Goodreads)

Fourteen-year-old Nick would have been murdered by the drug dealers preying on his family had Peter not saved him. Now the irresistibly charismatic wild boy wants Nick to follow him to a secret place of great adventure, where magic is alive and you never grow old. Even though he is wary of Peter’s crazy talk of faeries and monsters, Nick agrees. After all, New York City is no longer safe for him, and what more could he possibly lose?
There is always more to lose.
Accompanying Peter to a gray and ravished island that was once a lush, enchanted paradise, Nick finds himself unwittingly recruited for a war that has raged for centuries—one where he must learn to fight or die among the “Devils,” Peter’s savage tribe of lost and stolen children.
There, Peter’s dark past is revealed: left to wolves as an infant, despised and hunted, Peter moves restlessly between the worlds of faerie and man. The Child Thief is a leader of bloodthirsty children, a brave friend, and a creature driven to do whatever he must to stop the “Flesh-eaters” and save the last, wild magic in this dying land.

5.) MARY: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan

Once again I purchased this on Amazon for only $0.99, I really CAN’T resist deals like that because if the book’s bad who cares? It was only $0.99. Besides I have a weakness for anything horror.

Description (From Goodreads)

MARY: The Summoning (Bloody Mary, #1)There is a right way and a wrong way to summon her.
Jess had done the research. Success requires precision: a dark room, a mirror, a candle, salt, and four teenage girls. Each of them–Jess, Shauna, Kitty, and Anna–must link hands, follow the rules . . . and never let go.
A thrilling fear spins around the room the first time Jess calls her name: “Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary. BLOODY MARY.” A ripple of terror follows when a shadowy silhouette emerges through the fog, a specter trapped behind the mirror.
Once is not enough, though–at least not for Jess. Mary is called again. And again. But when their summoning circle is broken, Bloody Mary slips through the glass with a taste for revenge on her lips. As the girls struggle to escape Mary’s wrath, loyalties are questioned, friendships are torn apart, and lives are forever altered.
A haunting trail of clues leads Shauna on a desperate search to uncover the legacy of Mary Worth. What she finds will change everything, but will it be enough to stop Mary–and Jess–before it’s too late?

6.) Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)Yes I have this book and yes I’ve been procrastinating reading it because I’m lazy. It’s a pretty decent sized book…..maybe I’m intimidated by it. I don’t know. All I know is I NEED to finish it soon because it’s a YA fantasy book AND everyone seems to love it. Hopefully this one’s better than Bardugo’s “Shadow & Bone” which I thought was too light on the fantasy part.

Description (From Goodreads)

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…
A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

7.) Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith

DreamstriderI admit that I really, REALLY wanted this book because of how gorgeous the cover looked. BUT I also liked the blurb a lot as well. So I didn’t just buy it for the cover even though the cover is awesome. The book also kind of sounds like “Inception” you know the awesome movie with Leonardo DiCaprio in it? Yes? No? If you haven’t watched that go do it now because that movie is the shit.

Description (From Goodreads)

A high-concept, fantastical espionage novel set in a world where dreams are the ultimate form of political intelligence.
Livia is a dreamstrider. She can inhabit a subject’s body while they are sleeping and, for a short time, move around in their skin. She uses her talent to work as a spy for the Barstadt Empire. But her partner, Brandt, has lately become distant, and when Marez comes to join their team from a neighborhing kingdom, he offers Livia the option of a life she had never dared to imagine. Livia knows of no other dreamstriders who have survived the pull of Nightmare. So only she understands the stakes when a plot against the Empire emerges that threatens to consume both the dreaming world and the waking one with misery and rage.
A richly conceived world full of political intrigue and fantastical dream sequences, at its heart Dreamstrider is about a girl who is struggling to live up to the potential before her.

8.) The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

The GrownupI’ve made it my mission in life to obtain everything that Gillian Flynn writes. She’s that good and I’ve already read all of her other books. Now this one is only a 64 page story so I COULD buy it for like $2.99 on my Kindle BUT my local library has it available for me to just borrow via Kindle, so I put it on hold and  I am (not so) patiently waiting my turn to read it Because why would I pass up just getting to read it for free instead of buying it?

Description (From Goodreads)

A canny young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating various levels of mostly harmless fraud. On a rainy April morning, she is reading auras at Spiritual Palms when Susan Burke walks in. A keen observer of human behavior, our unnamed narrator immediately diagnoses beautiful, rich Susan as an unhappy woman eager to give her lovely life a drama injection. However, when the “psychic” visits the eerie Victorian home that has been the source of Susan’s terror and grief, she realizes she may not have to pretend to believe in ghosts anymore. Miles, Susan’s teenage stepson, doesn’t help matters with his disturbing manner and grisly imagination. The three are soon locked in a chilling battle to discover where the evil truly lurks and what, if anything, can be done to escape it

9.) Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)Yes I bought this book because it’s hyped out of control, will I come to regret that decision? Only time will tell. I love a good science fiction novel and the formatting for this book looks REALLY cool, kind of like “The Dead House” which I reviewed and included pictures of the neat formatting you can look at that here if you’re interested.

Description (From Goodreads)

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.
This afternoon, her planet was invaded.
The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.
But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.



And there’s obviously a TON of other books sitting on my shelves and digital shelves that are awaiting reading but alas they must wait their turns.

Hopefully this post may have given you guys some new books to add to your never ending TBR’s!

Are there any books on here that you’ve read? If so did you enjoy them or not so much? Feel free to leave any answers in the comments! I love to hear from you guys! 

The Sassy

Top 5 Books That Made Me Cry

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(…….yeah these made me cry….nothing wrong with it…..)

thehobbitThe Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

That’s right, I read this book with a continuous stream of tears gently rolling down my cheeks, which then turned into hysterical sobbing. Ok, maybe not the entire time but definitely that last bit. Battle of the Five Armies, anyone? Yep everyone you love dies. So tell me….have you read “The Hobbit”? Did you cry? If not please, PLEASE tell me how you managed.

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Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

This book really, REALLY tugs at the heartstrings. I was attempting to do my hair while reading this and then I just wound up sitting and sobbing over the book instead of finishing my hair. Yeah. That happened. A lot of shit goes down during zombie apocalypses ( I assume…) and this book depicts that very well. Children getting left behind, losing your loved ones, seeing your loved ones as zombies, you name it. Doesn’t all that sound depressing? Because it is.

snowlikeashesSnow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

While this book isn’t technically supposed to make you cry, it does have it’s moments. This story revolves around the people of the kingdom of Winter trying to reclaim their homeland, there’s only a small group of refugees that aren’t enslaved. Therefore the enslaved Winterians are the part that really got to me. I won’t really say anymore about it in case of spoilers, just know that there’s one or two parts that might get to you…..like they got to me. Oooooh ominous.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

I believe I don’t even need to explain this one. If you read Harry Potter then you cried. Period. End of Story. Moving on. Next book!

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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Also this is another book that I feel doesn’t need a whole lot of explaining. If you read the Hunger Games series then you cried. But also the fact that this book DID make me cry really says something about how attached I got to the characters, it takes a lot to make me tear up but at the same time….it doesn’t. I’m weird like that.

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Have any of these books made you cry?

Any others that have made you cry?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy