Top 3 read for 2016 so far!

To give you an idea of what I like to read, here's my top three books read in 2016 so far!


I love this book. Its one of the most beautifully descriptive novels I have ever read, I have never been transported into a world so quickly and wholly than when reading The Night Circus. Just from reading the synopsis I was intrigued by the premise, and from reading countless reviews on Goodreads, I knew that I was in for a treat! 

Goodreads synopsis:

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love - a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

If this book wasn't on your TBR before, it definitely should be now! This is something that everyone needs to read at least once. Or twice. Or three times. Just do it. 


(Picture taken by Louise I)

I loooove this woman! Schwab knows how to write some seriously awesome characters. I am 100% Team KellXLila. Also with this series being set in London, I have a soft spot for it! I was very lucky to actually meet V. E. Schwab at YALC 2016 in London! She was so lovely and signed both of my books for me despite me forgetting how to spell my own name! Hahaha, I can laugh about it now. 
Fantasy is my favourite genre, and its easy for me to say that this is one of my favourite books. It has such an individual take on magic, I couldn't not love it. 

Goodreads synopsis: 

Kell is one of the last Antari, a rare magician who can travel between parallel worlds: hopping from Grey London — dirty, boring, lacking magic, and ruled by mad King George — to Red London — where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire — to White London — ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne, where people fight to control magic, and the magic fights back — and back, but never Black London, because traveling to Black London is forbidden and no one speaks of it now.

Officially, Kell is the personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between the royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell smuggles for those willing to pay for even a glimpse of a world they’ll never see, and it is this dangerous hobby that sets him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs him, saves him from a dangerous enemy, then forces him to take her with him for her proper adventure.

But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save both his London and the others, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive — a feat trickier than they hoped.

I would highly recommend this book for people looking for strong female characters, representation, action, and a touch of darkness. Schwablings unite! 


(Picture taken by Louise I) 

Now, for the people who have already read this book, then you'll already know that I'm head-over-heels for Rhysand~! Oh  my gooooood, I soo want to be a part of their world! I would spend literally every day trying to be Azriels best friend. Every. Day. I love them, I love them all, these precious little flowers and I can't wait for the next book! 

For those who haven't read this or even started the first in the series A Court of Thorns and Roses yet, please do! You're missing out on something quite spectacular!

To save those who haven't read the first book from spoilers, here's the synopsis for A Court of Thorns and Roses.

Goodreads synopsis: 

She stole a life. Now she must pay with her heart.

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about only from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. 

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Does that not just sound friggin' awesome?! Well, if that hasn't caught your attention quite yet then I don't know what will. I'm super lucky that I have tickets to see Sarah J. Maas in October at a signing event! Hopefully I remember how to spell my own name this time!

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