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5 Star Predictions TBR || Vol. 2

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As the title of this post suggests these are my 5 star predictions! I have already done this once before and you can check that post out here. If you are curious if I was correct on any of my predictions you can check out my wrap up. Anyway, as I had a lot of fun doing those two posts I decided to do more of them in the future. So here we are with the second volume of that! Hopefully it won’t take me two years to read these books, as it did with the first volume of my 5 Star TBR Predictions.


How I’m going to do this:
  • I must own the book I’m talking about.
  • I will be listing 5 books in total per post.
  • I will be giving my reasons for why I think the book will be a 5 star read in bullet points.
Now lets get into the books that I think will be 5 star reads!

Gentlemen Bastards

The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastard #3) by Scott Lynch
  • The third book in a fantasy series that I completely adore.
  • More Locke and Jean, which is always a plus! ❤
  • I have heard from people that this is the best book in the series so far, which makes me even more exited to get around to it.

Seanan McGuire

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
  • I adore the Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire.
  • I have heard amazing things about this book, from people who have similar bookish taste as me.
  • This book sounds like the kind of fantasy that I completely adore!

madeline miller

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  • I have read Galatea by Madeline Miller and I fell in love with her writing style.
  • I have heard nothing but amazing things about this book.
  • The synopsis for this book has intrigued me for years, the only reason I haven’t read it yet is because I have heard it’s very emotional and I wasn’t ready for that.

Victoria Schwab

This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1) by V.E. Schwab
  • Victoria Schwab is one of my all time favourite authors.
  • I have heard wonderful things about the story and the characters from people whose opinion I trust.
  • This just seems like a book that I will fall in love with.

Grisha

King of Scars (Nikolai Duology #1) by Leigh Bardugo
  • Leigh Bardugo is one of my all time favourite authors.
  • Nikolai is one of my favourite characters and I adore the world of the Grisha universe.
  • I have heard mixed things about this book, but I’m hopeful that I’ll be one of those people that love this book.

What are some of your 5 star TBR predictions? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

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5 Star Predictions Wrap Up || Vol. 1

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In the past I did a post where I listed 5 books that I predicted would be 5 star reads for me. You can check out that post here, if you are interested in it.

Confession time: I uploaded that post on the 8th of December 2017. Yes it’s been nearly TWO YEARS since I have done that post and I’m only now wrapping it up. (I seriously can’t believe that ti took me this long to do this!) That just shows how much of a mood reader I am, as even the books I thought I would love I didn’t end up picking up for a long time. But here we are now, I have read those 5 books and I can finally talk about them!

Side note: I do plan on doing another 5 star TBR predictions post, where I’ll list other books on my TBR that I think will be 5 stars. I just find the concept behind this kind of post fascinating and I want to keep doing them. Hopefully I’ll read the books I put on that list faster, but we shall see. My next predictions should be coming very soon!

With all of that out of the way, let’s get into the books!

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The first book that I chose for my original post was A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab and above you can see the reason I though this was going to be a 5 star read.

I ended up giving this book 4 stars!

I did like this book a lot, but not as much as the first one (or the third, as I have read that one as well). There were just elements in it that I didn’t care all that much about. The characters were great and I enjoyed learning more about them, and the new characters that were introduced in this book. You can check out my full review of this book, if you are interested in more of my thoughts on it.


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The second book that I choose was Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch. I read this book just recently, since I decided to reread the first book in the series, The Lies of Locke Lamora, first before continuing on with the series.

I ended up giving this book 4.5 stars!

I was mostly correct with my prediction that I would love this book. I just felt that the book dragged for a bit in the middle, but that is the only reason that I lowered my rating. Aside from that I completely adored this book. The pirate aspect of Red Seas Under Red Skies was amazing and I enjoyed the new characters that were introduced. Locke Lamora is still my favourite, I completely adore him. His and Jean’s friendship is one of the best out there. I have written a full review for this book, if you want to know more of my thoughts on it.


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The third book that I choose was Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan. I just recently read this book, this was the last book that I read for this post. (And the one I kept putting off the most as it’s nearly 700 pages long.)

I gave this book 4 stars!

I really enjoyed Theft of Swords! It surprised me how fast I got into the story and fell in love with the main characters, as it has been a while since that has happened to me with a fantasy series. This is a series that I definitely plan on continuing soon, I just need to find out how the story will continue. The reason that this book didn’t get 5 stats is because I had some problems with it, mostly the world-building and side characters felt clunky at the beginning part of the story. I plan on writing a full review for this book soon, so I’ll go into more of my thoughts then.


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The fourth book that I picked was The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan. I actually thought I would buy the other books in this series first, before I started reading it as I enjoy binge-reading Rick Riordan books. That hasn’t happened yet, as The Hidden Oracle is the only one I own so far.

I gave this book 4 stars!

I enjoyed the majority of this book, there were also some things that bothered me. I didn’t like Meg at all. I don’t know what it was about her, we just didn’t click. And since she is the dual main character along with Apollo it meant I had to read a lot about her. I was also very uncomfortable with the power imbalance between her and Apollo. With that I mean that she could order Apollo to do anything she wants and he must follow that order. I have written a full review for this book, if you are interested in more of my thoughts.


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The fifth and final book that I picked was Uprooted by Naomi Novik. I’m just now reading the reasons why I thought I would love this book and I noticed the “characters that I already find fascinating and want to know more about”. I have no idea why that is one of the reasons?

I gave this book 5 stars!

Finally a book that I predicted correctly! (Though there was a 4.5 one that I count as correct as well.) I completely adored everything about Uprooted. From the world, characters, magic to the writing style and cover. Uprooted has become one of my new favourite books, I loved it that much. I need to pick up more books by Naomi Novik soon! I have written a full review for this book, if you are interested in more of my thoughts and want to know why exactly I loved it as much as I did.


Have you read any of these books? What did you rate them? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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5 Star Predictions TBR || Vol. 1

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I have been seeing a few people do their “5 Star TBR Predictions” lately and it looked really fun and I was interested in doing it. Talking to my good blogging friend Heather @The Sassy Book Geek convinced me to simply do it, so be sure to check out her post as well! ❤ 🙂

How I’m going to do this:
  • I must own the book I’m talking about.
  • I will be listing 5 books in total per post (yes, I plan on doing more in the future).
  • I will be giving my reasons for why I think the book will be a 5 star read in bullet points (like I’m doing right now).
Now lets get into the books that I think will be 5 star reads!

Victoria Schwab

A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2) by V. E. Schwab
  • it’s Victoria Schwab, one of my all time favourite authors,
  • I loved the first book and I have heard that the books only get better,
  • the world in this series is fascinating and I want to know more about it,
  • Kell and Lila, two characters that I simply adore. ❤

Gentlemen Bastards

Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard #2) by Scott Lynch
  • the first book is one of my all time favourite fantasy books EVER,
  • thieves, pirates and all the morally grey characters,
  • one of the best bromances that I have ever read about,
  • Locke Lamora. ❤

Michael J Sullivan

Theft of Swords (The Riyria Revelations #1) by Michael J. Sullivan
  • a thief and mercenary framed for the killing of the king,
  • sounds and looks BEYOND amazing and badass,
  • people who have similar opinions to mine loved it,
  • recommended to fans of The Lies of Locke Lamora.

Rick Riordan

The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1) by Rick Riordan
  • it’s Rick Riordan, one of my all time favourite authors,
  • I ADORE the world he has created in his series,
  • I always loved Apollo and wanted to know more about him,
  • appearances of characters that I already adore.

Uprooted

Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  • the premise sounds WONDERFUL,
  • dark and creepy woods (a setting that I love),
  • characters that I already find fascinating and want to know more about,
  • heard amazing things about it from people I trust.

What are some of your 5 star TBR predictions? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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