Top Ten Tuesday: Finished Series I Have YET to Finish

It’s Tuesday, September 8th, which means that it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:  Finished Series I Have YET to Finish. The thing is, when I start a finish series, I’ll devour it pretty quickly and one book right after the other. So, there aren’t many finished series that I’ve started and have not finished yet. With that in mind, I’ll share the finish series that I want to start until the end of this year.

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1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

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This is in fact the only finished series that I’ve started and have not finished… I’ve only read the first book yet. I will finish it though, I really want to…

 2. Mistborn (the original trilogy) by Brandon Sanderson

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I’m so so curious about this series…

3. The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

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Same for this one, the only reason I haven’t bought it yet is because I haven’t found the 3 books at the same moment.

4. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

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I do own the first 2 books for a while now, maybe  Christmas will me the right time to get into it.

5. Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

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This will follow, as soon as I finish the Percy Jackson series.

6. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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I already have the first book. I bought it super cheap for my kindle! This because I want the hardcover, which are beautiful and expensive. I’ll probably read it on my upcoming trip in October… lots of hours inside airplanes with my Kindle.

7. Penryn and the End of Days by Susan Ee

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Much like the one above, I already own the first book in this series, and I’ll be reading it on my upcoming trip in October as well.

8. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

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I will read at least The Hobbit before the year ends… probably… hopefully…

9. The Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness

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I’ve read so many great things about this trilogy that I need to check it out.

10. The Mara Dyer Trilogy by Michelle Hodkin

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I’ve been curious about this series for a while, though I don’t know if it’s really my thing. It’s also on the bottom of my To Read List right now.

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Didn’t Click With

It’s Tuesday, September 1st, which means that it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is: Ten Characters You Just Didn’t Click With.

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1. Pen from Love in the Time of Global Warming  by Francesca Lia Block

I don’t really know why, she was an interesting heroine, I think I just couldn’t suspend my disbelief of the whole situation, so although I liked her, I didn’t quite click with her.

2. Greg from Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

I mentioned in my review that I wasn’t Greg’s biggest fan, right? He was the thing in the book that kept me from loving it more than I did.

3. Ari from Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

I actually love Ari, but it took me a bit to really be able to connect with him, while Dante was as easy as breathing. Sometimes it annoyed me that Ari’s thoughts and behaviour were so erratic, even though I get the purpose of it.

4. Thomas from The Maze Runner by James Dashner

In all honesty I had trouble connecting to every single character in The Maze Runner, maybe that’s the reason that I still haven’t picked up the second book – though I know I should, before the movie comes out.

5. Gemma from The Year of Taking Chances by Lucy Diamond

From the 3 ladies in the book, Gemma is the one I identified less with, though I was rooting for her, it never entirely clicked.

6. Jasmine from A Whole New World: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell

So much so that for a moment there I was almost rooting for Jafar. It was a huge problem in this book, the characters weren’t developed at all, which made it extremely hard to click with any of them. But Jasmine was the worst of all of them, her tendencies to go through the same path that she was supposed to be avoiding, made me cringe.

7. Penny from Girl Online by Zoe Sugg and Siobhan Curham

I really disliked Penny. She could have been adorable and relatable, but she was not!

8. Jessamine Lovelace from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

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9. Wren from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

I had a huge problem connecting with Wren from Fangirl. I hated how she treated her sister. I get that she needed her independence and be her own person, that’s more than fine, but things don’t have to be all or nothing. She could have gone her own way, but not completely forget that she had a sister who also needed her.

10. Jacob from the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

I was never, even remotely, on team Jacob. I just never really clicked with him… And I kind of liked him (just a tiny bit) more on the movies (because of Taylor Lautner… *not sorry!*). The truth is, I never got why he was so into Bella, because he’s into her more or less from the starts and it annoyed me.

Movie of the week: The Maze Runner

I was very excited to watch this movie, and with good reason, a dystopian future with all its grandeur, it’s always nice to see on the big screen.

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To be clear, it’s a great movie, action packed some good acting and a good story too.

I only had one problem with it (and it was my own fault) – it differs a lot from the book. So far with these YA books, I tend to watch the movie first and then proceed to read the book if the story is interesting enough. But with The Maze Runner I was super curious, so I decided to read the book first, in fact, I stopped reading one other book to read this, and waited until I was finished to go watch it at the movies… this was roughly 30 minutes before the movie started.

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So, with all of the events of the book still all too fresh in my memory, I stepped into the cinema and I found myself thinking about how things should have been…

  • Why the hell is Alby so nice?! Alby is never that nice!
  • Why is Gally so nice?! No changing for him?! What?!
  • Ben? Running? Shouldn’t he be lying in bed?! Stung in the middle of the day?
  • Wait, so no one has seen a griever?!
  • Bonfire? Really?
  • .. they run with their boots? Don’t they get running shoes? Shorts? T-shirts? Why is Minho running around with a buttoned shirt?

You catch my drift, right? They changed a lot of things, some I don’t think were strictly necessary, such as Alby, but giving that they gave them all much less time than in the book, they had to make us care for the boy. The Glade wasn’t anything as I had imagined it, they went for a more rustic feel to it, giving the boys shacks instead of a house and concrete buildings… that’s ok… the elevator scared the hell out of me, I’m guessing that’s why they made it see through and not solid. All together, they did an amazing story for the movie, with the same clear objectives, but with a different path to it. It’s visually appealing and its fast pace will have you gripped to the screen… no one can deny that that maze moving is freaking scary.

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One thing that I actually loved more than in the book was the final scene. The subtle changes made much more sense (and the door with the “EXIT” sign was just genius!).  Can’t wait for The Scorch Trials! Won’t make the same mistake again, though… I’ll read the book a lot sooner, so I don’t keep comparing the two… =)

Amazon delivery day!

Happy day!!! Getting my 9 books I ordered last week on amazon today, totally made my day!

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The Maze Runner trilogy + prequel; The Infernal Devices trilogy, The Mortal Instruments: City of Heavenly Fire and The Neanderthal Man. Yeah… The Neanderthal Man is really out of place there! =P

Thank you AMAZON.CO.UK, for the very fast delivery!!! =D