Good Girl Complex by Elle Kennedy Review

I was so excited to receive this review copy after reading The Deal last year. Elle Kennedy’s books are so easy to read and always leave me with such a happy feeling after I’ve read them. This one especially gave me such a cosy and calm feeling after reading. The beach setting and the animal aspect of this book as well as the romance which left me craving more from the couple. This had all the best aspects of The Deal with the perfect location and the perfect guy added in.

This follows Mackenzie who has her entire life figured out; a perfect boyfriend, her career planned out and parents who expect the most. All she wants to do is focus on her business, but her parents are insisting that she gets a degree first. Cooper hates the prep school students that fill his beach for most of the year. When Cooper is dared to get close to Mac, he soon realizes that she is not like every other ‘clone’ that he’s ever met.

The romance in this book made the book for me. Although some parts of the book was predictable I loved how easy this romance was to read. There were some really cute moments between Mac and Cooper which left me smiling a little to myself. Cooper is everything you need in a book guy the tattoos, his personality and his vibes were perfect as well as the way he defends Mac against his friends made me so happy.

I loved the side characters in this book especially Evan. He was so calming and such a good energy in the book. Especially when him and Daisy are together it is the cutest thing ever. Although this book worked really well as a standalone, I would love to see a book based around Evan and him finding someone. Also, I would love to see his relationship with his brother and explore his feelings around his mum as well as his childhood. Mac and Evans friendship was so adorable to see develop throughout, and I would love to see this more in another book.

The one thing that I did not enjoy in this book was the ending. Everything felt really abrupt about the ending with the events that occurred at the end of the book. There felt like there was a lot of unresolved issue in the end and I would like to see these wrapped up in the next book. A lot of the characters have unresolved business so hopefully this will all be addressed.

Overall, this book was a cute, easy, fast read that I could enjoy on my way to work in a morning that I did not have to pay much attention too. I ended up giving it 3.5 stars because there were some things I loved about this book and some things that I did not enjoy as much. I had some issues with the ending and a couple of the events in the book but overall, it was such a fun book. Cooper and Mac are adorable, and Evan has my heart. I will continue with the series as I think this is the perfect beach read for summer and I can not wait to see where the series goes.

Only A Monster by Vanessa Len Review

This book exceeded all and more of my expectations. Vanessa Len creates a rich and intriguing world which sucks you in from the first sentence. It features some of the most iconic tropes and makes them her own to create a beautiful and exciting story. This first book in a new trilogy is perfect for fans of This Savage Song and is mixed with a little time travel.

Following a world where Monsters exist with human appearances where their power is to travel through time by touching the back of a human’s neck and stealing part of their lifespans. When Joan Chang-Hunt discovers that she is a monster after a horrific event she is forced to ally with Aaron Oliver who is part of a century long feud with the Hunt family. Whilst being hunted by the prophesised hero they are forced to flee to the 1990’s Joan is forced to figure out whether she wants to be part of the world of monsters or not.

One of my favourite parts of this story was the time travel aspect. Len creates a solid structure for her time travel rules as soon as it is introduced making it so easy to understand which shows how much research went into this book. It was so interesting to see the various time eras that the duo travel to and seeing how they changed their clothing and how they interacted with the various people throughout. Len allows you to question the morality of what the monsters do to access their powers yet makes you want to still want them to succeed. It made me want to go and roam around the back streets of London in nineties clothes and explore the back alleys.

The other thing I loved about this book was the romance. I know who I was rooting for and it definitely wasn’t who Joan was rooting for. Aaron Oliver has my heart through and through. The way he grows as a person and learns throughout his experiences throughout the book was so interesting and so lovely to experience. Joan and his relationship growth was the perfect enemies to friends to almost something had me rooting for them the entire time.

This book was everything I wanted and made me fall back in love with the YA genre. The characters, the world building, the romance was all perfection and is perfect to bring you out of the reading slump you may be in. With all of my favourite tropes wrapped in a perfect story with loveable characters I would recommend this book to everyone. The ending left me heartbroken and I can not wait for the rest of the trilogy to be released!

The Lighthouse Witches by C. J. Cooke

This book is one of the best things I have ever read, and I do not know why more people are not talking about it. This novel follows a family when two sisters go missing on an island and then twenty years later one of the sisters turns up the exact same age as when she vanished. This book has three narratives; it follows the witches in the past, the months leading up to the girls going missing and the narrative of when the girl is found all those years later.

This book was so different to anything I have read in the past. I loved it from the first page to the last. The thing that gripped me from the start was the atmosphere. Rainy Scotland on the coast with a strange and creepy lighthouse – what more could you ask for? It follows Liv and her three daughters after they arrive at the lighthouse only to discover that this town used to be home to witches and witch trials. After seeing a strange creature on her doorstep Liv gets sucked into the town legends of the demon children that swap places with the real children and take over their lives. However when two of her own children go missing Liv has to decide what she decides in. Meanwhile twenty years later the remaining daughter is trying to struggle her way through life when one of her sisters turns up the exact same age as when she vanished leaving them with a mystery that has been unsolved for over two hundred years.

This book is ultimately about witches and how even today witch hunts can take over peoples lives. The lighthouse is built upon the grounds where witches were killed many years ago without trial. The historical aspect of this book was so interesting to me to see how even though these witches were people within a community and had friends they could be turned on for the slightest thing even something like witchcraft. When going into this book I had no idea that Scotland had even had its own witch trials which made this book even more interesting to read.

This book encompasses fear. The fear a mother has for their children, the fear of isolation and being turned on by the people in your life, the fear of the unknown. Liv, the mother of the three girls displays that the whole way through this book and makes you feel the same fear of not knowing what is going to happen. Although I did not find this book too scary reading this at night definitely gave me the spooky atmosphere I was looking for.

One of the things I truly loved about this book was the displays of love that occurred the entire way through. The love a mother has for her children, the love of siblings and even the love of strangers. Luna the youngest sister never truly gives up looking for her sisters and that is such a special thing to read about in a book. Although Liv’s love is questionable throughout due to the decisions she makes it is clear that she loves her daughters more than anything.

This book was just like nothing I had ever read before which is why I enjoyed it so much. I loved the atmosphere, the witchy vibes and the family aspect. This book was definitely a five out of five stars. If you have not read this book yet you need to get to it as soon as possible. I can not wait to read the rest of C.J. Cooke’s books and I will hopefully enjoy them as much as I enjoyed this one.

Thank you to NetGalley and HarperCollins for this review copy in return for a review!

You Love Me by Caroline Kepnes Review

Most times I am a huge believer in the fact that the book is always better than the movie. In most cases I am still a huge believer in this. However, this book series seems to be an exception to the rules. The first book started out really strong and used to be one of my favorites. The second one was good, and I loved the addition of Love, yet it had still lost the charm of the first book. This one especially seems to have lost what I loved most about the series. This review will contain spoilers so please do not read ahead if you have not read the series.

You Love Me follows Joe after the choices he made in Hidden Bodies. He moves to a small town away from everything he knows and is being paid off by Love’s parents to have no contact with both Love and the baby. After getting a job at the local library he meets Mary Kay DiMarco the head librarian. Joes determined not to obsess over her like he did the others trying to prove that he can win the old-fashioned way. However, the added challenge of Mary Kay having a daughter and a husband may bring Joe back to his old ways.

In the first book I was truly interested in how it was portrayed as though Joe was constantly watching the reader. Through the use of writing in the second person it made the reader more immersed within the book and was something I had never read before. Two books later and I feel as though the story lines and the writing has become too repetitive through the constant change in love interests. Although this one brings in the aspect of Joe going through his life in a small town and having a family to contend with within the love interest the narrative felt lost and confusing. Usually, I love Caroline Kepnes’ writing yet this book felt so repetitive to me in terms of the words used with special mention to ‘Meerkat’ and ‘Murakami’.

The family aspect of this book is one of the unique things that has happened within this series, and I am still unsure of how I feel about this. The daughter in the book really was not my favourite aspect, however it was interesting to see how she impacted the story. The added edition of the husband was what really made me dislike this dynamic of the novel. I feel as though it just made the main character Mary Kay even more unlikable because even though her husband is not a great person Mary Kay seems to often forget about her daughter and none of her decisions seem to reflect what is the right decision for her. However, the daughter is the most unlikable character in the entire series especially when she tries to seduce Joe despite the fact, she is only eighteen and he is dating her mother.

Usually in books I do not like, the side characters often save it for me however, Melanda was the unlikable version of Peach. She is the psycho best friend who tries to ruin Joe and MK however, Joe just kills her off as he does with every other character. As well as the other side character who kidnaps Joe and tries to kill him who Joe thinks is also in love with MK however he is actually sleeping with her daughter which is where I think this book fully lost me.

The one thing I do love about this entire series is Joes inner monologue. Some of the comments that he makes within the book makes me laugh out loud because they are so strange and wonderful. The way he just views his actions and how he truly believes that he never does anything apart from in the interest of the woman is really interesting and funny to read about.

Overall, this book was not one of my favorites and I ended up giving it 2 stars out of 5. Despite usually loving Caroline Kepnes writing style I found this book repetitive and lacked in keeping my interest. Unfortunately, despite loving Joe Goldberg’s inner narrative I do not think I will be continuing with the book series and instead just sticking with the TV show. If anyone would like to see a post about all the differences between the TV show and the book, please comment down below and let me know your thoughts on the book!

Thank you to NetGalley and Random House for my review copy!

Awakened by Ciara Duggan Review

This book initially caught my attention due to the stunning cover yet when I saw how it had been pitched I had extremely high hopes. When I requested it I saw the premise and thought that it was trying to compare itself to a lot of great books. When referred to as for fans of ‘Crave’, ‘Hush Hush’ and ‘The Vampire Diaries’ you are setting yourself up for a brilliant book and I felt as if Awakened nearly lived up to it.

Awakened follows Hannah after loosing her parents in an accident. Desperate to leave her old life behind and escape the past Hannah moves for college at Bellcliff University. Once there she discovers that she can feel the magic around the school before accidentally awakening a witch in a hidden cave by the campus. Hannah is forced to face the fact that she has brought magic back to the world as she struggles to realise that she has been a part of this narrative for a lot longer than she remembers.



The story in this book had such good potential and it did deliver in some aspects. The dual timeline narrative really added to the story-line by letting you see the story play out in both the present and the past. The history aspect of the book was the most interesting to read about and seeing how the witches developed made the book so interesting.

The main character Hannah was really fun to read about as she had very relatable moments to discovering the magic. The representation of anxiety through Hannah’s character was interesting however, in some points it felt like the anxiety was not portrayed in the right way.

On the other hand some aspects of the book were a little hard to read especially with the matter of insta love. The two main characters instantly fell for each other and although it was explained within the book it still felt a little too much. A lot of aspects of the story felt as though they were not expanded as much as they needed to be.

Overall I feel as though the book needed to be developed more with the story line as well as more focus on the side characters which is what resulted in it being a three star book for me. The characters were interesting and the magic system was captivating however needed more detail in order for this to be a higher rated book. I would maybe read more of the series if it developed the characters and the story.

Thank you for NetGalley for this book in exchange of an honest review!!

Quincredible Vol 1: Quest To Be The Best by Rodney Barnes

I really enjoyed this comic. It took superhero comics back to their core and set up for a really good series. This comic gave me Misfits meets Ms Marvel vibes but with a diverse set of characters which I really enjoyed. Although there were some areas of the world that I though were lacking it was overall a solid start to a comic series that I would continue with.

“Guilty until proven innocent. I’m familiar with that concept.”

Quincredible follows Quinton (Quin) West. He has been bullied all of his life and never expected more from it. This is set in New Orleans just after Katrina. When a meteor shower begins to give citizens of the city superpower Quin realises, he has the power of invincibility. Whilst struggling to accept his new power he begins to realize that being a superhero is not as easy as it appears on TV.

This is a coming of age comic which was really nice to read about. I enjoyed experiencing Quin’s development not only with his powers but with himself. The social commentary within Quin’s town with everything they are experiencing is really interesting to feel and allows you to see the fine line between good and evil and doing what you think is right. His character is relatable to young people everywhere as not only is he a superhero, but he also has to tidy his room like any other 14-year-old boy. The art style gave off the old comic book vibe but with a modern twist which I really enjoyed. The family aspect and dynamic within this first edition was sweet and cute to see develop as the story goes on and it gives you a good insight into why they are as close as they are which you do not get within a lot of comic books.

The one issue I had with this comic was that the main villain felt a little underdeveloped. We did not see much of him apart from in the last quarter of the book and it did not explain the reasons he was doing what he did. The ending overall just seemed slightly rushed in comparison to the rest of the comic. This could be explained in a later comic but that is why my rating is slightly lower for this one.

Overall, I thought this was a strong start to the series although I am hoping for a little bit more of a backstory in the next few editions. From what I understand this is part of an expansive universe which I would like to look into. I would recommend this to fans of Miles Morales and Ms Marvel as it really gave me them feelings throughout. This ended up being 3.5 stars and I can not wait to see what happens next.

Thank you to Lion Forge and NetGalley for this review copy! All opinions in this are my own!

Accidentally in Love by Belinda Missen Review

This book sounded like the perfect adult romance for me after loving the Flatshare by Beth O’Leary last year however, it just did not hit the mark for me. I do not know if I had too high hopes for it but I ended up not enjoying it which was really disappointing.

“I Love Postcards – It means someone’s thinking enough about me to want to share something with me.”

Accidentally in Love follows Katherine Patterson who has grown seemingly bored of her 9-5 life. After quitting her job surrounded by overbearing males and leaving her boyfriend she decides to move back home to Sheffield. She decides she’s going to finally open the art gallery that she has dreamed of since she was younger, and she has one artist that she has her eye on for the opening. Kit is a local artist, but his stubbornness and lack of communication is not what Katherine is after. But when the two seem to be attracted to more than each other’s work things begin to go wrong.

The book started out pretty strong in the beginning where there was a strong feminist theme with Katherine quitting her job because a male has got the position she is more qualified for the third time. The thing I loved most about this book was the references to Sheffield. I am from that area which was exciting to see within a book as it’s not a usual setting. It was the small details but Missen did such a good job of describing the area. There was a good sense of humour throughout the narration which did have me laughing out loud at some moments. Also the cover is so cute and adorable!

The thing I disliked the most about this was the romance. I just found that the communication between the two characters were lacking and I feel like Kit’s character started to rub me the wrong way. The development between the characters seemed rushed and the ending was so fast I could not quite believe I was reading it. It felt like all the conflict occurred within the last fifty pages which took me by surprise. I think that the romance did have somewhere to go but it just did not quite achieve it. The timeline got a little bit lost.

Overall I planned to love this book but it just fell flat for me. I ended up giving it a two stars for the humour and the location of Sheffield! I feel like if you do enjoy a fast, movie romance then this book is for you but I was hoping for a more of a slow burn romance.

Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book for an honest review!

Crave by Tracy Wolff Review

I don’t know how I transported myself back to 2010 with my Twilight vampire phase yet here we are again. When I got confirmed for the arc of Crave by Tracy Wolff, I was skeptical. I haven’t read a vampire novel since I finished the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead and I never thought I would re-enter that part of my life. But here we are.

I ate this book up. Crave was the biggest guilty pleasure book I have ever read. It had your typical clumsy high school girl meets a tall, handsome vampire who she thinks will never be interested in her. Throw in a gorgeous, funny best friend who brings together the love triangle and there you have it. This book.

After Grace’s parents are killed in an accident, she is sent to her uncles boarding school, Katmere Academy, where she immediately notices everything is not quite as it initially seems. As she becomes the only human in a school full of vampires, witches and shape shifters her life is immediately put in danger. Especially since more than one of them are trying to kill her. When Jackson Vega, a mysterious vampire, begins to show a special interest in her Grace must figure out where she belongs in this world full of paranormal creatures.

What I loved the most about this book is how it knew how cliché it sounded yet just went with it. It makes fun of itself which had me laughing on more than one occasion because unlike other cliché vampire books (Twilight) it does not take itself too seriously. It makes references to how she did not want to be the typical boring girl who falls for the dangerous guy or how she is constantly having near death experiences.

Fanart by @whimsicalillustration

The romance kept me wanting more the entire book. Grace and Jackson had a great chemistry that works despite the book only taking place over the space of a week. Even Grace acknowledges this constantly holding her own by saying that she does not want to be one of ‘them’ girls. The back and forward of the two texting each other dad jokes was the most hilarious and romantic part of this relationship. It is easy to tell why Grace falls for Jackson; his use of dad jokes and love of 90’s music makes him a perfect guy.

The only thing that let this book down for me was the world building. I feel like a lot of the characters were there just to support Jackson and Grace’s romance and I would love to see more from the shape-shifters in the second book because I found them so interesting but they were not in this instalment as much as I thought they might be. I feel as though a lot of the information about the creatures; the rules, the backgrounds and the powers were rushed and did not give as much depth as it needed.

I gave this book 3.5 stars purely because of the world building and the cliché moments that just reminded me a little too much of my twilight days, however, I will be getting the next one because this is going to be a series and I could not be more excited. I have also heard that Universal has bought the film rights for this book and I can not wait to see how the movie comes out (and who they’re going to cast as Jaxon Vega!).

Thank you so much to NetGalley and Entangled Teens for letting me read this Arc!

Books I Need to Get to in 2021 Part 2

This is part two to the blog post I put up yesterday telling you about the other ten books I plan on reading in 2021. I don’t really have much else to say so enjoy!

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

This is a debut novel by Chloe Gong that came out in 2020 and I could not be more excited for it. I love retellings, it is a favourite trope of mine especially if they are done well. This book has been receiving so much hype towards the end of the year which makes me so excited to get to this book.

It’s a Romeo and Juliet retelling set in the roaring twenties where a gang leaders’ daughter has been betrayed by the rival gangs’ heir. But when a monster begins killing throughout the city the two heirs must put their issues aside to discover what is destroying their city before it destroys them.

Circe by Madeline Miller

This book was popular a few years back especially on BookTok, so I bought it for my mum for her birthday and then she loved it. She gave it to me, but this is another one that I have never got around too. It is also another book based on Greek mythology which is one of my targets for this year.

Circe is about the daughter of a titan who turns her back on the gods and enters the world of mortals. When Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, she tames wild beasts and meets several of the most famous creatures within Greek mythology. She eventually has to choose between the Gods and the mortals that she has grown to love.

Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez

This is another book that has become popular more recently. This book has the most gorgeous cover, but I do not know that much about it. I know it surrounds Bolivian politics and is about magic in tapestries. I really want to read this book because of all the amazing reviews I have heard about it.

This follows a girl who is a stand in for a royal but when the prince proposes marriage to the royal, she takes her place. She goes to take revenge for her people who were pushed away by an ancient relic. When the girl takes her place, she finds out the relic is no longer with them and tries to find it in order to regain her people’s lives.

 A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

I tried to read this book about two years ago but never fully got into it. After reading This Savage Song earlier this year I now really want to read more of V. E. Schwab’s writing because I loved that book. I know that this is her most popular series and everyone loves it so hopefully I can finally get around to reading it.

This is about a world where four London’s exist; red, white, grey and black. Kell travels between the London’s as an ambassador smuggling pieces of the different worlds that others will never get to see. After he meets Delilah who robs him before saving him, he takes her to another world for an adventure.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This book is BookTubes baby. Everyone and their mum read this a few years ago but for some reason I never got myself a copy. I have however read Daisy Jones and the Six which was one of my favourite books a few years ago. I am also obsessed with old Hollywood and the lives of actresses so this one sounds amazing.

This is about Evelyn Hugo, a glamourous actress who is finally ready to tell all about her scandalous life. When she chooses a journalist that no one has heard about the whole community is confused. Evelyn tells about her making her way to LA before deciding to leave show business as well as all about her husbands. They soon realise their lives are intersected together.

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Claire

I have slowly been making my way through Cassandra Claire’s books and this is the next trilogy on my list now. I’ve really been enjoying revisiting these books especially now I am on the books I have not read before. This is the first book in the Dark Artifices trilogy which is set after the events of The Mortal Instruments series.

This picks up five years after the events of City of Heavenly Fire and Emma Carstairs is set on revenge. Alongside her parabati Julian Blackthorn she has got to figure out a demonic plot that is taking over Los Angeles. After a face from the past is returned by the faeries as a peace offering to try and figure out who is killing their kind the everything gets a little more complicated.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Another one of BookTubes babies that I haven’t yet got around to. If anyone is interested in me doing a series reading old popular BookTube books, then let me know in the comments! This was A Clockwork Readers favourite book and I know it is supposed to be amazing. It also has a competition trope as well as an enemy to lovers.

This follows a circus that appears overnight. It is only open to the public at night and it is spectacular. But this is a fierce competition between two of the magicians. However, only one can be the winner but when the two become closer than they should have. Despite this they must continue with the game or the fates will destroy everything.

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

I cannot believe I have not got to this one yet. This one has been living on my shelf since BookswithChloe recommended it years ago. It was huge on BookTube years ago and is one of the most popular duologies out there. The whole plot of the book sounds amazing and I know I am going to love it when I eventually get to it.

This follows Lazlo Strange who is obsessed with the lost city of Weep. When a group decide to go on an expedition to try and find the city, they choose Lazlo to find it. There is so many unanswered questions but also a mystery to figure out. Who is the woman that keeps appearing in Lazlo’s dreams and why does she seem so real?

The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang

Another series that has been raved about this year, but I just really want to try and get to the first book. I tried to start reading the e-book this year, but I could not focus on the story due to it being on my phone. I have since picked up the physical book but have not got to it, so I am excited to finally get to this one this year.

This is another one that I am not quite sure what it is about. I know this is about a war-torn county and a girl is studying to try and get into a school. After she aces all her exams much to the surprise of everyone around her. But being at the school is harder than she realises, and she might lose herself in the process.

Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

Finally, we have Godsgrave which is the second book in the Nevernight trilogy. I read the first book earlier in 2020 and I loved it. It made my top ten books of 2020 and I can see this becoming one of my favourite trilogies. Jay Kristoff’s writing is so unique especially with the use of footnotes which I know a lot of people don’t like but I personally loved this little extra.

This series follows Mia Corvere and her shadow cat Mr Kindly as she trains to become an assassin as revenge. She travels to join a school of assassins where she has to beat the rest of the students in several tasks to become a Blade of the Lady Blessed Murder. But when people start to be murdered within the keep Mia must figure out who is behind them before it is too late.

They are all the books that I want to get to in 2021. I am not sure how many I will end up getting to but hopefully I will get through over half of the books on this list. Next year I am going to look back on this list and write a post about if I got to these books or not, but I hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment if you have read any of these books and please follow if you enjoyed!

Books I Need To Get To In 2021 Part One

Today’s blog post is going to be all about the twenty-one books I need to get to in 2021. This is books that have come out either in 2020 or even before that, that I just have not had the chance to get to yet. These are books that I either just have not got around to or books that I have seen highly recommended and want to read. This list is not in any order it’s just books that I’ve taken note of that I need to read. This post is going to be split in two due to the length this post ended up being too long for one post so here is the first eleven books!

Breathless by Jennifer Niven

One of my favourite books of all time is All the Bright places by Jennifer Niven; I adore this book and I reread it at least once a year. I have also read Jennifer Niven’s other book Holding Up The Universe which I did not love as much but I still enjoyed. Jennifer Niven’s book often contains hard-hitting content that can be triggering for some people, but I find them really interesting and really heart-warming.

Breathless follows a girl named Claude who is focused on her career and falling in love but everything falls apart when her dad announces he is separating from her mum. Claude is whisked away to a small island where she soon meets a local boy. He loves photography and as Claude can see herself falling for him something goes wrong.

Get A Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

This series has been everywhere this last year specifically on BookTube with BookTubers such as BookswithChloe. It is the first book in the Brown Sisters series and I know all the books are supposed to be amazing but my aim for this year is to at least get to this first book.

Get A Life Chloe Brown follows Chloe who has a chronic illness. When she has a near death experience, she decides that she is not going to let her illness dictate her life anymore and she creates a list of things to do. One of these things includes becoming a bad girl but she needs the help of the town bad boy to do so. However, she discovers things are not quite as they seem as she grows to know him.

The Switch by Beth O’Leary

I read the Flatshare by Beth O’Leary in 2020 and I adored it. I know she has a few books out but this is her newest book and the plot sounds so cute! It really reminds me of the plot of The Holiday with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet mainly because of the switching lives plot. I would like to get to the rest of Beth O’Leary’s books, but I think this is a really good place to start.

The Switch follows a 79-year-old woman who is sick of being older and a girl who is bored of life in her twenties. When the young girl ruins her presentation at work, she takes a two month sabbatical and escapes to her grandmothers house. Her grandmother is newly single and wants to get out of her small town. When the young girl proposes they switch, and she stays in the small town whilst her grandmother moves in to her London flat to look for love.

Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer

This book was on so many of my TBR’s last year so I really need to get to this book this year. I have been in a huge vampire mood recently and have been devouring vampire books ridiculously quickly so it will be interesting to jump back into one of the original teenage vampire books and see how it compares to the amazing books I have read recently.

Just in case you did not know Midnight Sun is the new book in the Twilight series that tells Edwards perspective of the first book of the series. It allows us to see a different version of what occurs in the first book but also allows us to see into what other characters are thinking thanks to Edwards power.

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout 

This book has been receiving so much hype on every single platform these past few months. The hype around it does make me cautious about reading this book but I am planning on picking it up for the New Year Readathon in January so hopefully it will live up to the hype. It contains a lot of tropes that I love in books especially the enemies to lover’s trope so I do not know why I would not love it.

From Blood and Ash follows a princess who is not allowed to be spoken too or touched. When she is assigned a guard and they clash in their views troubles instantly begins. But soon hate turns to love forcing the princess to question everything that she has known.

Lovely War by Julie Berry

This is another book that I have been seeing everywhere at the minute. I have recently got back into my love of Greek myths and I know this contains a perspective from Aphrodite which sounds like a really interesting format to read. This is another book that has received a lot of hype but I am worried that it wont live up to they hype but I am definitely going to try and get to this book this year.

This follows Aphrodite telling a story of love to her husband Hephaestus and her lover Aries during the second world war. It follows two couples as they struggle to make their way through the war in different ways. The book looks for an answer to the question: why are love and war eternally drawn to one another?

Loveless by Alice Oesman

This is another book that was on a lot of TBRs in 2020 and I was supposed to buddy-read it with my best friend, but I ended up not getting round to it. This is another one that is on my January TBR so I will hopefully be getting to it this month.

This follows Georgia an asexual girl who when she moves to university, she is ready to find love. When she gets involved in a Shakespeare play, she may get what she was hoping for. I really want to read more diverse and LGBTQIA+ books during 2021 and I have heard that this one has really great representation throughout.

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

This is another book I bought towards the end of 2020 and this book has a lot of hype surrounding it too. As I said about Loveless I want to read more books with representation and I know this one is supposed to have great trans representation in it as well as Latinx representation.

This follows a trans boy as he attempts to prove himself to his Latinx family. He attempts to resurrect his cousin who has been murdered with the help from his other cousin. However, he ends up resurrecting the high school bad boy who has some unfinished business. As they begin to work together the two realise, they might be getting too close for comfort. 

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Over the past year or so Elizabeth Acevedo has become one of my favourite authors. With the Fire On High is one of my favourite books of all time and Clap When You Land is on my favourite books of 2020 list. However, I haven’t managed to get to her debut novel yet even though I know I am going to love it.

This book is written in the same style as Clap When You Land which is all written in verse. It follows a young girl as she comes to grips with her mother’s religion as well as her growing up. She’s invited to a slam poetry class where she can read her poems out loud without her mother finding out about her secret life and the words she writes.

The Toll by Neal Shusterman

This is the third and final book in The Arc Of A Scythe trilogy which I absolutely adore but I still haven’t managed to get to it yet. I haven’t heard much about this last book despite the first book Scythe being hugely popular a few years ago. I don’t know why I haven’t got to this book yet even though I loved the first two and the second one ended on a huge cliff-hanger.

The Arc of a Scythe series follows a world where no one can die; there is no illness, no old age, no accidents. You can just be brought back to life. The only way you can die is if a Schythe kills you. A Scythe can choose who he kills and when depending on their own reasoning. At the beginning of the first book a Scythe chooses a boy and a girl to have as an apprentice but there can only be one of them that can survive.

The Entire Ember In The Ashes Series by Sabaa Tahir

I read the first book in this series years ago and I loved it. It’s probably one of my favourite first books in a series ever. I then read the second book and loved it just as much. For some reason I bought the third book and just never got around to it and now the fourth book has just come out. Since reading the first book I have forgotten a lot of what happened in the first two books so now I really want to binge the entire series.

This follows Laia who is a slave and Elias who is a soldier. After Laia’s brother is arrested she is forced to join the revolution and disguise herself in order to spy at the Empires military academy. Here she meets Elias a soldier who wants nothing to do with the Empire and the uprising.

So this is the first half of my list of books I need to get to in 2021 and I can not wait to tell you my other ten! Let me know in the comments what books you need to get to this year or which book you are most excited to get to this year. Thank you for reading and please follow down below!