Underrated books I recommend

In this blog I will mention five books that I have read and loved. All five of these books I have heard very little of people talking about them so I wanted to put them out there so you guys too can enjoy them just as much as I had. All of these books I have read within the past two years so I believe they are all ya or teen books.. 

The first book I’d like to mention is actually the first of a series. This series is called the Rose Gardner Mysteries and the first book is Twenty eight and a half wishes, written by Denise Grover Swank. 

  

The first book is about a twenty four year old girl named Rose that is a bit peculiar. She may seem an ordinary girl but rose often gets visions of something that’s going to happen in the near future to the person she is closest. Though having visions may not seem like a big deal, Rose always blurts out what she saw as soon as the vision has passed and she has no way of stopping herself. Most people in her small town—Henryetta— in Fenton county don’t mind that she’s telling them that they’re toilet will overflow or some other thing she saw in her vision, most just thinks she’s a bit odd… Rose has never seen herself in a vision before but when she sees herself dead, she starts to get worried. Instead, she finds her momma dead on the sofa when she returns home and is convinced it was supposed to be her. She’s never had a great childhood, due to the fact that her momma thought she was too unusual and would lock her in dark closets when she had visions, but the town of Henryetta is convinced that she had murdered her own mother.  After being released from her mothers care, Rose realizes she has wasted her whole life living under her momma’s rules. She makes a list of twenty eight things that she wants to accomplish before her vision comes true and she winds up dead, but some of her tasks seem just a little to hard to complete… Joe, Roses new neighbour decides to help her with her list but won’t help with number 15—Do more with a man—but she soon finds out that Joe has some secrets of his own. When Roses house is broken into and another person she knows is murdered, Rose realizes that someone thinks she has something of theirs and will do anything to get it. The only problem is, she doesn’t know what they want or who wants it but she has a few people she thinks have something to do with it—Joe included.

I loved this book so very much and would definitely read it again. I love how there is so many unexpected things mixed in with romance and mystery. All of the characters are so amazing and the series just keeps getting better and better! I just finished the latest published book last night and though it did make me shed some tears, I thought it was so amazing and there wasn’t a time that I wasn’t on edge! 

The next book I’d like to reccomend is also a series. Darkness becomes her by Kelly Keaton Is the only book I have read out of the series but I know there is three books published and one more that has a release date out… I know that the second book is called A beautiful evil but I do not know the name of the third or fourth.

  

Darkness becomes her is about a girl named Ari. She has teal eyes and very unusual silver hair that cannot be cut or dyed, trust me, she’s tried. Ari has always stood out, and after growing up in foster care, she’s can’t help feeling the need to find more about her birth parents and the life she would’ve had. Searching for answers only leads to one disturbing massage from her mother, Run. Though Ari has no clue what she’s running from or why, she can sense something getting closer, something dngerous. Ari decides to return to her birthplace of New 2, an oddly rebuilt city of New Orleans. New 2 is very different yet she feels as if she fits in there more than ever. Most people in New 2 are afraid of her and she can’t figure out why. Ari try’s to unravel this mystery and find more about herself and her birth world but some truths are better left unsaid.

This book did not take me very long to read and I do not mean that in a bad way, it’s was just simply too amazing to put down. There is so much more to this book than the short description I gave, there’s good and evil, many creatures and gods and Ari discovers that she is the descendant of a women that held a lot of power. The whole story is so interesting and unpredictable and there’s lots of action towards the end. I’m very much looking forward to reading the next books in the series. 

The third book I would like to reccomend is This dark endeavour by Kenneth Oppel. The sequel to this is called Such wicked intent from the Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein series. I believe that both of these books are equally amazing! 
  
This book is about two inseparable sixteen year old twin brothers, Victor and Konrad Frankenstein. The two brothers, their beautiful cousin Elizabeth and close friend Henry take lessons at their ancient home and spend most of their spare time fencing, horseback riding and exploring the hidden passage ways and secret rooms of their home, the palatial Frankenstein Chateau. While exploring the castle, they find themselves in a dark library that contains ancient tomes written in strange languages and filled with forbidden knowledge. Their father makes them promise to never visit the library again after finding out they had discovered it. Soon Konrad becomes very ill to the point where he could die, Victor knows that he must find a book that contains the recipe for the Elixir of life and he knows just where to find it. After breaking his promise to his father, Victor finds the recipe and seeks out an alchemist to recreate it. With friends Elizabeth and Henry, he scales highest trees in the Strumwald, dives deepest lake caves, and each sacrifices a body part—All to save their beloved friend and brother, Konrad. 

This book has a bit of romance but that is mostly carried out in the second book. I love all of the adventures they go on to save Konrad and how they risked so much. Palatial Frankenstein Chateau is definitely an amazing place to grow up in and to be able to spend your spare time dicovering every crevice of that mansion would be amazing! I also really love how the characters develop throughout the series and the love triangle in this series reminds me a lot of the Vampire diaries! Overall this book is just fantastic and I reccomend it to all ages! 

The fourth book I would like to reccomend was one that I read quite quickly because it was just that amazing! That is So in love by Caerine Clark.

  

This book is about a Gil named Liza and she gets a summer job at this hotel in Rhode Island and its called Tides Inn Hotel, she meets a boy named Hayden that she falls in love with from the first second she saw him. He also works for the hotel. Hayden and Liza’s relationship develops more throughout the story all while her new friend Clair is warning her about hookups and Hayden’s history with girls. Liza also knows that she shouldn’t fall in love with him for she has a boyfriend back home. Eventually Liza and her boyfriend break up and she decides to go on a date with Hayden. Hayden seems like he really loves Liza, in fact he tells her so. While Liza is head over heals for Hayden, so is Zoey, a girl that works at the same hotel. Zoey keeps sabotaging Liza and not only taking her away from Hayden but almost getting her fired. Soon the hotel manager finds out what Zoey’s doing and puts a srop to it. But Lizas still worried that Hayden will end up as a summer hookup and take advantage of her.

I thought that this book was so cute and really related to real relationships. While some characters werent as developed as i believed they could be, they were all amazing. I think the whole book was very well written and captured my attention right away. 

The fifth and final book im going to be reccomended is Snowed in by rachel Hawthorne. 

  

Snows in is about a girl named Ashleigh who moves with her mother to a small island in the Great Lakes. The small island they now live on is quite cold and while Asheligh doesn’t like their new location, she does like the amount of hot guys on the island.  Her new home is turning into a B&B and while her mothers working on setting it up, Ashleigh’s working on making new friends and hopefully a date. She ends up settling in quickly and making plenty of friends and meets a guy that she’s really into and she knows the feeling mutual. The only problem is his ex girlfriend is still into him. 

This book was pretty predictable so I didnt want to giveaway too much. Basically this whole book is just a cute little romance that is set in a beautiful place. I absolutely loved all of the characters, the island and all of the new activities Ashleigh learns are popular there  on that snowy island. 

I really hope you guys pick these up if you see them and enjoy them just as much as I did if not more! Thanks for reading!

My current favourite books , tv shows and more…

I wasn’t really sure what kind of post to make so I decided that the easiest would be a favourites… 

Let’s start with books…

  
I recently read City of bones by Cassandra Clare… Let’s just say that I absolutely loved it! 

I bought City of ashes two weeks ago and am looking forward to reading it! I’ve also watched the first couple episodes of it, but stopped because I’m going to watch it once I’ve read more of the series. The show was okay but Clarys acting kind of sucks…okay, back to the point. This is one of my favourite books and I’m probably going to end up rereading it…
I also read Eleanor and Park not too long ago, and I just flew through it because it was so amazing! 

  
I don’t normally read contemporary novels but this one managed to make my top 10… It was simply brilliant, and one of the best books I read in 2015. If you haven’t read it, then I strongly encourage you to… I have no other words about this book other than it’s beautifully written and fantastic!

My next favourite is Throne of glass, which I also read in 2015.

  
I’ve boughten The assassins blade and the book after this as well, but have yet to read them… This was such a good book, I’m so glad I picked it up while I was at the library… the characters are all amazing, especially Celeana and Dorian. I also really love the idea of the book, and how it takes place at a palace, or castle… I sort of forget… I love the fact that Celana is an assassin and battles against others to become the Kings champion throughout the book. This is simply just a marvellous book!

Harry Potter books are obviously my favourite too but I don’t feel the need to tell you all how amazing they all are…
Now onto tv shows…

I’ve really been loving Vampire Diaries, Doctor Who, Lucifer and Grimm.

Basically anything with immortals, vampires, aliens, downworlder a, Angels, shadow hunters,werewolves…etc..

I’m only in season two of Vampire Diaries, halfway through season one of Doctor who, and I watch Lucifer on tv, but I’ve just been watching Grimm on tv whenever I see it, though I would like to watch it from the beginning….

Oh! I almost forgot Supernatural! I also really love that show…

   
    

 
 

 

My music favourites would have to be….

Seven years by Luckas Graham 

Burning house by CAM

Lost boy by Ruth B

You and I by Ingrid Michaelson

Tear in my heart by twenty one pilots

Youth by Troye Sivan  
And last but not least, Trouble by NEVERSHOUTNEVER
I can’t really think of anymore favourite so I guess that’s all… Sorry for the late post. 

Thanks for reading!

February Wrap Up!

Overall I think that I did pretty good this month! So hee is my February wrap up!

The first book I read was City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

  

Synopsis: When Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder. much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with odd markings. this is Clarys first meeting with the shadow hunters, Warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demo so—and keeping the odd werewolves and vampires in line. it’s also her first meeting with gorgeous, golden haired Jace. Within twenty four hours Clary is pulled into Jaces world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. but why would demons be interested in an ordinary mundane like Clary? And how did she suddenly get the sight? The shadow hunters would like to know…

First of all, this book was amazing! I’m looking forward to reading more of this series, hopefully sometime soon. I found it a bit overrated in the beginning but it ended up living up to most of my expectations in the end. I love all of the characters but I think Isabelle might be my favourite with the exception of Clary… But I also really love Jace and Magnus so far! In the beginning I didn’t like Simon at all but now I’ve started to warm up to him.

There are many parts that I absolutely loved and many parts that lost my interest. I would have to rate this 4/5 stars… 

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The second book I read was Don’t even think about it by Sarah Mlynowski.

  

Synopsis: We know what your thinking. We weren’t always like this. We used to be average New York City high school sophomores. Until our homeroom went for flu shots. Suddenly we could hear what everyone was thinking. Our friends. Our parents. Our crushes.

Since we’ve kept our freakish skill a secret, we can sit next to the class brainiac and ace our tests. We can dump our boyfriends right before ey dump us. We know what our friends really think our our jeans, our breath, our new bangs. We always know what’s coming.

Some of us will thrive. Some of us will crack. None of us will ever be the same. So stop obsessing over your ex. We’re always listening.

My friend gave this book to me for Christmas and said that she really liked it when she read it awhile ago, and that she wasn’t sure how much I’d like it. I loved the idea of the book and its story and how there’s not just one narrator but everyone narrorates it. There was a lot of drama in this book and I generally prefer fantasy books, but I’d say this is a bit more contemporary minus the fact that it’s about telepathy between a home room class… I’m glad I read this book but it’s one at I don’t think I’d re-read. I honk I would have like it better if I read it about two years ago.. 

I guess I’d have to rate is about 3/5 stars…

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

The third book I read was Prison boy by Sharon E. McKay.

  

Synopsis: From the moment Kai arrives at the orphanage, Pax is his devoted protector, though he’s still so young himself. Like most young teens Pax still enjoys children stories but is ever more curious about the secrets adults keep. When the orphanage is shut down, Pax has to grow up fast. The two boys are on their own.

Out on the street, they meet thieves, ruthless policeman, and worse. Desperate to save money for Kai’s schooling, Pax agrees to work as a bicycle boy for a mysterious man named Mister. Life is finally stable—until Mr. asked them to deliver a strangely heavy package.

This deeply moving story brings to light critically important issue—the plight of children in countries where they are systematically imprisoned and subjected to cruel punishment. This is also a story of selfless love, courage, and redemption is the face of unspeakable odds

The beginning of this book was okay… But then it just got really boring. Not very mush happened until the very end. The last 40 pages were probably the best. I wish I could say better things about this book but I just did not enjoy it. I thought the whole idea of the story was rely good but I don’t like the way it was written very much. It was kind of sad too.. The only reason I kept reading it was because it is part of the forest of reading. (see previous post) 

It pains me to say that my rating is 2/5 stars….

Rating: ⭐️⭐️

The fourth book I read was The truth commission by Susan Juby.
  

Synopsis: Open secrets of the heart of gossip—the things that no one is brave  or clueless enough to ask.

That is, except for Normandy Pale and her friends dusk and Neil. They are juniors at green pastures Academy of Art and applied design, and they have no fear.

They are the truth commission.

But Normandys passion for uncovering the truth is not entirely heartfelt. The truth can be dangerous especially when it involves her brilliant older sister, Keira, the creator of a best-selling graphic novel series, who has left college and come home under mysterious circumstances, and in complete silence.

Even for a truth commissioner, there are some lines that cannot be crossed…

This dryly funny, knife sharp novel, written as “narrative nonfiction” by Normandy herself, features footnotes, illustration, and a combination of a Mistery/love story that will capture readers from the first page.

Okay, so I’ve had a bid of bad luck with reading amazing books this month…. But this one was a bit better. I found the beginning to be pretty slow and boring but as the book went on it got better. Epecially once the romance started. The ending was perfect and some of the book was predictable but then some parts were very, very unexpected. All in all dismay that this was a pretty good book… I give it a 3.5/5 stars.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️✨

  

The fifth book I read was The gospel truth by Caroline Pignat.

It’s 1858, and Phoebe is a 16 year oldslave girl living on a Virginia tobacco plantation. She is a keen observer of the brutality that comes from being owned. While she understands she’s in a cage without freedom, her best friend, Shad, deceives himself that life on the plantation is good; he’s happy in his ignorance. Meanwhile Phoebe has taught herself to read, at once an advantage and a danger: slaves are not permitted such knowledge. 
When a Canadian doctor visits the plantation for bird watching, Shad and Phoebe soon realize it’s more than the birds that he is after.

Wow. I really enjoyed this book. It is narrorated by a few of the slaves, their mater, their masters wife, and their daughter, Tessa. The main narrarator is a slave name Phoebe. It is so interesting to see and feel, and know the way things were so long ago. Our world was so cruel. It this book made me very greatful to live in Canada. All in all, I ought this book was amazing and beautifully written. Definitely one of the best Red Maple books I’ve read so far. I’m going to have to give it a 4.5/5 stars…

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨

  

The sixth book I read was Young man with camera by Emil Sher.

Synopsis: This is T— but this isn’t the whole picture of him. It doesn’t show his scars or his attraction to fire. It’s incomplete without Licy and Sean. And it leaves out Ryan , who torments T— so badly, he chooses not to use his full name.

t—’s photographs speak louder than words. But when he captures a horrific assault on camera, the attackers want to silence his pictures. Going to the pod early. Keeping the truth hidden could be worse.

Everything comes down to what matters most.

Again, this book was for Red Maple….. And I haven’t exactly had too much luck with it this year. This one was a bit better…. It took me a whole week to read it because I just couldn’t get into it but then there was a big plot twist and that got me reading. After that, I had it finished the next day… I don’t quite understand the whole point to this book and it’s not one I would normally read… It was a bit depressing but it really made you think. However, I did not like the format of it, and that author didn’t use quotation marks, just bold letters which I don’t like but it did emphasize the book. Overall I think it was a good story and the ending was pretty satisfying… I’ll give it a 3/5 stars…

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️