Book Covers with Faces

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a cover freebie, so I thought I would go with 10 books I read in the last year with a face on the cover I love!

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas

Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan

🎄Books I Hope to Find Under the Tree 🎄

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday is books that I hope to receive for Christmas this year! I don’t usually get a lot of books as presents but if I was to be gifted any I would love to get physical copies of books that I’ve read and loved but don’t own!

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness


Final Girls by Riley Sager


Uprooted & Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik


Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey


Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren


Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston


Wilder Girls by Rory Power


Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin


The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand


August Wrap Up

I had a pretty good reading month for August, it wasn’t as successful as previous months but I was actually super busy in August so I am pretty proud of how much I was able to get through!

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker⭐️4.5/5 stars

Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston⭐️4/5 stars

Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence⭐️4.5/5 stars

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas⭐️5/5 stars

The Test by Sylvain Neuvel⭐️5/5 stars

Vicious by L.J. Shen⭐️4/5 stars

Defy by L.J. Shen⭐️3/5 stars

Ruckus by L.J. Shen⭐️4/5 stars

Scandalous by L.J. Shen⭐️4/5 stars

Wilder Girls by Rory Powers⭐️4/5 stars

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody⭐️4.5/5 stars

King of Fools by Amanda Foody⭐️4/5 stars

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang⭐️5/5 stars

Percy Jackson & the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan ⭐️5/5 stars

Vow of Thieves by Mary E Pearson⭐️5/5 Stars

Finale by Stephanie Garber⭐️4/5 stars

Boss I Love to Hate: An Office Romance by Mia Kayla⭐️3/5 stars


Books I’ve Read but Don’t Own

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is books I’ve read but don’t own. Since I’ve started utilising my local library a lot more this year I’ve acquired a few books now that I have read but don’t own. I kind of have a mild obsession with owning all of the books that I’ve read, but I’ve started to restrict myself to only purchasing books I’ve rated 4/5 stars or higher. Just so I only own books that I know that I absolutely love! I’ve really cut down on just randomly purchasing books based on reviews without actually reading them first!

So these are 10 books I’ve read and rated 4 stars or higher that I will be purchasing soon:

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera


A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness


Final Girls by Riley Sager


Spinning Silver & Uprooted by Naomi Novik


Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng


The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang


Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey


Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo


Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren


Wilder Girls by Rory Power


Wilder Girls Review

*Spoilers, Spoilers, Spoilers*


Wilder Girls follows the perspective of two girls Hetty and Byatt who are best friends attending a boarding school in the middle of Raxter Island off the coast of Maine where around 18 months ago the Tox took over the island and started to mutate everyone; their bodies becoming sick and foreign, with things bursting out of them, bits missing. When Byatt suddenly goes missing Hetty will stop at nothing to find her and as she digs she starts to uncover secrets and discover truths that were being kept hidden.

I didn’t really find any of these characters particularly likeable, but in this context I didn’t think any of them needed to be. Hetty had her moments but overall I didn’t really gel with her character. I thought she was a little contradictory at times. She wouldn’t give Reese a chance to grieve after seeing her father killed in front of her and then when she found Byatt and it seemed like she was dead she refused to leave her. I found her a little selfish and unfeeling but it really worked for the storyline if that makes sense. These girls are only 16 and are having to make decisions that are well above their level of maturity.

With Byatt I just didn’t really form enough of a connection with her character. I think because she was taken quite early in the plot and was out of it really for the most part of the rest of the storyline I wasn’t all that invested in her personally. I was intrigued to find where they had taken her and if she was able to figure out what the Tox is and if they could be cured and that was about it. 

I thought this concept was super original and highly engaging. I was definitely drawn into the storyline right from the start and was eager to read and see what would unfold. I was definitely more interested in the overall plot and trying to figure out who was behind Byatt’s disappearance and where they were taking her, whether or not the Tox could be cured and how they are going to make it out alive as opposed to the actual characters themselves. 

⭐️4/5 stars Super atmospheric, eerie and a little savage!