Pokemon + books = a winning combination. Pokemon has and always will be a favourite of mine so it’s nice to see it back in the headlines haha. A big thank you to Jesse @ Books at Dawn for this tag, I confess, I had already partially written up this post before the tag cause it’s so much fun.
Also a big thank you to Aentee @ Read at Midnight for creating this tag and the edits that go along with it. Your Pokemon Go sacrifice to create this post is noted and appreciated.
The Hunger Games trilogy. As you know by now I was not a big reader when I was in school. I hated being told what to read and knowing that I had to analyse and write and essay about it was even more off putting. So when I stumbled upon the Hunger Games I was surprised at how much I loved just being able to read for my own enjoyment and the rest is pretty much history.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This was one of a very few books that I genuinely enjoyed reading in school. Atticus Finch was my favourite character and it is this reason that I have yet to pick up the sequel.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. Sorry guys, I will not be picking up this series anytime soon. I’ve been keeping an eye on this series for a while but the fandom drama and the character makeovers don’t bode well to me. The concept of the series sounds great but I think that a lot of other factors have overshadowed it.
I think most contemporaries follow a similar pattern. I’d say Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry is one that’s easy example of this. We have two protagonist that have their own issues but are drawn to each other nonetheless, a romance blooms, then something drives them apart, some self discovery is added to the mix which leads to the happy reunion.
There are a lot of series that have intimidated me due to its size but the most daunting remains to be A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. I have tried to start the series but I can never seem to make it past the halfway mark of the first book. I either get border or forget details and the constant POV switch just doesn’t work as well as I’d hope.
Side Note: I still have my Snorlax mini teddy that my parents got me when I was child somewhere in the house. I should try and find it.
Most recently this was The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. Not because it was scary but because I was so emotionally invested in Khalid and Shazi’s journey and I just couldn’t put the book down, even if was exhausted the next day.
Just one!? How can I only pick one? I can’t and won’t so I’m going to give you a list of my current favourites.
Kaz Brekker/Inej Ghafa – Six of Crows
Finnikin/Isaboe – Lumatere Chronicles
Skylar/Josh – I’ll Meet You There
Blue/Gansey and Pynch – The Raven Cycle
Tarver Merendsen/Lilac Laroux – Starbound Trilogy
I feel like Ponyta/Rapidash are an underrated Pokemon but I love them. They so fierce and elegant.
The first book to come to mind with this question is Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. We are thrown into the deep end from the get-go. It’s a non-stop action packed adventure with some great character insights.
MY FAVOURITE POKEMON!!! I love Eevee and all of it’s evolution forms. They’re so elegant.
Technically there’s not been many spin-off for this series but anything to do with the Lunar Chronicles makes me happy. We’ve been treated to Stars Above: A short story collection and we have the two graphic novels set to be released. I can’t wait.
Storm Siren by Mary Weber. This is a very underrated series in my opinion but it’s definitely worth the read. It has a great female protagonist, a swoon-worthy romance and a magical world. I’d highly recommend it.
I always laugh at the fact that Magikarp turns into the epic Gyarados!
I have to say out of the three legendary Pokemon here Articuno will always be my number 1.
The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski. To start, I absolutely love the book covers but more than that I want to experience the journey Kestrel and Arin go on. So sign me up for this roller-coaster of a ride.
There are so many editions I wish I could get my hands on but the main one has to be the Penguin Cloth-Bound Classics. Just look at these beauties.
A lot of this years debut books have already been released and the one I am most excited to read at the moment is The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner.
So many authors on this list. My main auto-buy authors are V. E. Schwab, Pierce Brown, Heather Demetrios and Melina Marchetta.
A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab. Okay, so we only have to wait a year but it’s been a looooong year and I have questions that need answering, especially after leaving us on such a cruel cliffhanger.
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo is another book I feel like I’ve been waiting on forever to be released. I need to know how my crew are coping and how they’re going to tackle the big issue that presented itself at the end of Six of Crows.
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Regina @ The Bibliotheque
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