My Top Series of All-Time

Hey guys!

Whenever someone asks me to recommend a book to them, I get so torn between which book to choose because it’s not necessary that what I’ve liked in a particular book work for all. While some books are good, some are great, but a few become memorable, and that last part is completely subjective on how and what you were feeling in real life while reading the story.

For me, the following series come to my mind whenever I’m discussing recommendations. All the series are fictional and are arranged by genres. They are in not in any particular rank and only the first book is linked.

ALSO PRIME DAY IS HERE, which means IT’S TIME FOR A BOOK HAUL!

 

AND let’s not forget that MY BOOK, Shards,  IS ON SALE (July 16-19th)!

 

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Genre: Children’s Books

The Famous Five Series

This was one of the very first books I’ve ever read and of course I hold it very dear.

 

Genre: Middle Grade

The Harry Potter Series

This one is obvious, need I explain it?

 

Genre: Young Adult

A Court of Thorns and Roses Series

This series has equal amounts of romance, action, and tragedy and you soon enough care and love all the characters.

 

Genre: New Adult

The Kingkiller Chronicles

This series is heavy. It has unparalleled world building, story telling and is character driven. It incorporates of aspects of a perfect fictional book that you never want to stop reading it.


Worthy Mentions

The Inheritance Cycle

This was the first book I read that made me fall in love with dragons.

 

The Ascendance Trilogy

This series was the first I read which included politics, threat of treason, and a witty-and-stupidly-brave main character. This was soon followed by The remnant The Remnant Chronicles Series and The Winner’s Trilogy.

 

The Loom Saga

It is steampunk. Of course I like it!

 


This list will be updated when (and if) I find books that I love more than these.

Meanwhile give them a read and let me know what you think!

Happy Reading!

🙂 FTK

 

This Savage Song: Review

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…Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human.” ― V.E. Schwab, Vicious

I don’t particularly like reading dystopian-fantasy stories, but this wasn’t bad.
The book is divided into 4 parts. The first two parts involves world building and character development. The other two parts are a fast-paced buildup to the climax followed by a rather soft conclusion.

The conclusion is less impactful than what I had expected, and the open plot-point towards the end of the book just made me sigh. (I mean, really, a new plot point? I get it is for a projected series, but why bait readers!?)

The writing style is easy to follow and visualize, without going overboard with the details nor dragging the story. Though I would have liked to know more about the City of Verity.

Overall, 3.5 over 5 stars, because some aspects were missing overall to make this a perfect-read, which hopefully will be addressed in its sequel novels.

This is my first V.E. Schwab read, and I’m willing to give her other books a try as well.

A Court of Thorns and Roses: Review

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This is the first I’ve read from Sarah J Mass, and i’m happy i read it.
The story is medium to fast paced, without ever dragging or cutting out on descriptions.

ACOTAR is loosely based on The Beauty and The Beast, set in a faerie realm. However, the main story soon unfolds, and you realize this is much more than simple ‘Beauty and the Beast’.
The character were developed as much is necessary, and when the ‘evil’ character came into view, you’d truly hate them with all your heart. Some other characters were complex characters whom you weren’t sure to like or not.

As for the main characters, Feyre and Tamlin, were perfect, in my opinion [Edit: future-me disagrees with this statement], I started to care for them from the first chapter they were introduced. (but i’m looking for more attachment from a reader-to-character standpoint in the future books)
The ending is complete in its own way, I was satisfied with it, even if I wasn’t going to read the sequels.

I am looking forward to continue the series and eagerly waiting for the next book to arrive.

Overall: 4.5/5

Daughter of the Pirate King: Review

A pirate book with a main character described as “a female Jack Sparrow”? C’mon, I had to read this one eventually.

The plot is quite simple. The Daughter of the Pirate King stages her kidnapping to get a piece of the map that will lead the pirate king to -yes, you guessed it- an island of unimaginable treasures. Plot Twist? It’s also the land where Sirens -who lure men to sea by their magical singing voice- live.

While the storyline was generally predictable, with some plot twists here and there, but it was nothing too dramatic, it was the characters that pulled the plot along.

Alosa, the Daughter of the Pirate King is witty, smart and strong. While she is a pirate, she is also a girl, who cares about her dresses and looks. She was a unique character, but too good to be relatable.

On the other hand, Riden, First mate of Enemy Ship and Alosa’s Captor, is very much the traditional YA-appeal guy, with good looks and smart brains. Though, I felt he was had less characterization, and pretty much got overshadowed by Alosa’s character.

The story is told in first narrative by Alosa, and it is fast-paced. There was not much world-building and we didn’t get to see what the other character’s lives are like, especially Alosa’s Crew, whom I would have liked to read about more.
Nevertheless, it was a quick read that I enjoyed.

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Looking forward to reading book 2.

Flush Me Freddy: Featured Review

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Flush Me Freddy is a short story about a girl and small moments in her past that left a big impression of her life today. Ambrosini blends in childhood memories to the present reality seamlessly and the reader is left with nostalgia of their own past, and memories that begin resurface.

Ambrosini writing style is like no other, where she captivates you directly from the first paragraph, the uniqueness of the her writing gave the edge that was the core of Flush Me Freddy.

While we may not have control over how drastically different our tomorrows can be, we do make the decisions and the choices today, with little regard of how it can affect our tomorrows. This story reminded me how each little moment of our life matters.

I do recommend reading Flush Me Freddy, and will be looking forward to Ambrosini’s future works.