Quick Fire Fantasy Book Tag

For the last couple of years I’ve been doing this tag around this time so I figured why not continue with the tradition! See the original tag post HERE!

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter

Slewfoot by Brom

Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson

The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake

 Books with Geographical Terms in the Title

Once again it’s Top Ten Tuesday time friends!

Here are 10 books I’ve read that have a geographical term in the title:

Into the Riverlands by Nghi Vo

The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager

The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace

When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo

Hold Back the Tide by Melinda Salisbury

Beach Read by Emily Henry

Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes

The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young

Book Settings I’d Love to Visit

It’s Top Ten Tuesday time friends!

10 book setting I would love to visit are:

Well Matched by Jen DeLuca – I wanna go to this Ren Faire and see the wonderfulness for myself!

Ruin & Rising by Leigh Bardugo – I would visit Ravka and see the Grishas!

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The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley – I would love to go to Paris & the apartment building without the creepiness does sound amazing lol

Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins – a few days stranded on a tropic island sounds great right now

Siren Queen by Nghi Vo – Hollywood in the 30’s sounds magical!

The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager – a retreat at a quiet and peaceful lake house, sign me up!

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller – I would die to be on an old school pirate ship!

The Monarchs by Kass Morgan & Danielle Paige – I never went to college or uni so I would love to visit a campus and a sorority house!

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune – duh!

One by One by Ruth Ware – a rustic mountain chateau, yes please!

5 Star Reads so far!

Since we’re about half way through the year I thought why not go back through all the books I’ve read and see how many I’ve loved so far. To my surprise I only have 1 book so far that I have rated 5 stars! This time last year I had 6 books I had already rated 5 stars so it’s not looking too good. I feel like I need to start prioritising my 5 star predictions and read some books I think I’m going to love as opposed to hyped books.

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

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Worth the Hype??

Over the last year or so there have been a couple books that have been super hyped and popularised on booktok, booktube & bookstagram that I have been influenced enough to pick up and I wanted to share whether or not I think they were worth the hype.

The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake

I thought this was going to be a lot more fantastical as opposed to academic and I think it the fact that we are mostly in the same setting the whole time that made this a bit tedious to read. Wasn’t worth the hype in my opinion!

The Final Girls Support Group by Grady Hendrix

In the end this was very entertaining and thrilling. I thought it was a pretty quick read and the twists and reveals definitely kept me engaged. I think I was expecting a lot more blood and gore though. I understand why people were hyping it up but was just ok for me!

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

This wasn’t anything spectacular or ground-breaking but I think its more about the way it makes you feel. It’s about growth, acceptance, embracing yourself and coming to terms with your past trauma and moving on. This was a fantastic, quick, wholesome read that I would recommend to everyone! 100% worth the hype!

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Everything about this book had me on the edge of my seat, I in no way was able to predict what was going to happen next and at every turn I was surprised. This book kind of hit a little close to home and feels like it could plausibly happen in this generation so it provokes a lot of conversation about our planet and how we’re affecting it! Another definitely worth the hype it was great!

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Even though this was super hyped I was still surprised with how the story progressed. I was picturing something a little more fluffier but this was anything but. It was a lot darker and tortured than what I expected and I was pleasantly surprised! The structure and prose was beautifully done, the pacing was consistent and the dual timelines kept me invested and eager to find out what was going to happen next. You will either love it or hate it I think!