Thursday, 12 June 2014

And now it's just o v e r...

I love books, we all know this. Books are the best, they are the movie that is never set, the dream that you can pick up anytime and the fantasy that you didn't create - they are the best thing like ever. I love reading a book and growing with the characters, experiencing all the things that happen to them I love, learning things from them, I feel like I am there with them and a part of said book, like a character that wasn't written in. It's just perfect to me when I can really lose myself in a book or better yet a series. I love finding a new series to follow and read - I get really absorbed in it. But then there comes a point where either the next book hasn't been written yet or the series finishes and I'm just like... errm... I don't know what to do with my life anymore - it's like when your favourite tv show stops and you're just like "Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut Whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyy?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!" I never watch the last episode of a show - I just can't do it, it's like if I watch it then it is really over, the ending just happened I saw it but if I don't watch it then it didn't actually end. It's like saying "see ya later" instead of "goodbye" lol. Dweeby I know but that is just the way I am. 

So I picked a few book series' that I love and here they are:

1) Maximum Ride - James Patterson

Max and her flock - Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Angel, The Gasman escape from a laboratory called The School where they were created by scientists, they refer to themselves as a "flock" because... their DNA is part Avian... They are half bird, basically. Which is, you know, whatever super fucking cool lol. But yeah the books tell the story of them - how they love, grow, fight, go on the run and oh yeah... THE END OF THE FUCKING WORLD. It's fucking intense, man. But yeah so far there are like 8 books I think - I've only read a few so far but I'm planning at some point to buy all of them and have a bit of a marathon. Lol.

2) Gone - Micheal Grant
This series is sick, twisted, wrong, intense, disgusting and just harrowing. Perdido Beach is pretty much amazing until everyone over 15 disappears, no smoke, no flash of light, nothing just gone. Just not there anymore. Oh and a invisible, impenetrable force field encases Perdido beach and the surrounding areas. Chaos descends, along with talking coyotes, many other weird animal mutations, kids with insane powers like the ability to blast light from their hands, super speed, healing and one guy turns into rock but yeah the situation is batshit-fucking crazy. The kids must try and establish some sort order to the FAYZ (Fallout Alley Youth Zone) - it's not pretty. From having to dispose of the bodies of children that were left when the parents disappeared and finding food to trying to teach kids to avoid the "poof" when they will disappear at fifteen. The story mostly follows Sam, Astrid, Little Pete, Caine, Diana and Drake, but there are fuck loads of characters that come, go, die and come back - it's insane. Each book is just as crazy and heavy as the last, right up until the end, there are 6 books. I read all six over two days once and I was like O.o after. It was a lot to take in and I nearly threw up like 3 times, some of it is seriously gruesome. But yeah this is a really amazing series but do proceed with caution.

3) Alex Rider - Anthony Horowitz

So I started reading this series after I read the Cherub series and it was recommended to me and I loved it - it's a different feel but it is just as good. Although the film was shit. So yeah Alex is the nephew of now dead spy - Ian Rider and he gets recruited into MI6, not that he wants that life but he doesn't really have much choice he needs to know what happened to his uncle but it spirals into something much bigger. He gets trained and thrust into an evil boarding school, sent into space, made into a ball boy at Wimbledon and some other crazy shit. Each book is a new mission, a new side to Alex, a new chance to save the world. It's pretty fucking awesome. There are 10 so far, idk if there are any plans for more but they all are bad ass. My favourite are Scorpia and Skeleton Key.

4) Cherub - Robert Muchamore
I've only read the first series because I am really not good with change and in the second series they are following a brand new set of characters and it's just too much for me. So yeah James' mum dies and he is sent to a childrens care home where he is recruited to Cherub by Kyle and our story begins. James infiltrates a biker gang, eco-cult, sex-trafficking ring, animal rights group, he also goes into a maximum security prison to bust out a drug dealer, he (and his sister, who also get recruited) play a game of US army training exercise which is fucking weird. But yeah it's awesome - really real and true to teenage emotions where it can be, it's hard when you are implicated in the deaths of MI5 agents to complain about a knobhead on COD, you know? I really love this series, I think it is the one that definitely got mee into reading my year 6 teacher would read it to the class every day for like 20 minutes at the end of the day and I never wanted those 20 minutes to end. There are 12 books and as far as I know there are no plans for anymore with that set of characters but yeah awesome series.

5) Harry Potter - J. K Rowling
Don't judge me. I love these books because I grew up with them okay? The movies were what I waited for, it was just something I loved... love. Lol. I love the characters, the world it was all just so mesmerizing and captivating. I'll admit it wasn't fantastically written or anything - it was just such a perfect concept, that was so easy to buy into. I have all the books in hardback and first edition. But yeah I love these...

6) Glass & Study - Maria V Snyder
These are two different series, set in the same world but following two different characters. Glass follows Opal Cowan and her struggle to help the Stormdancers, her journey with her own magic and warpers; along with lovers, her relationship with the magical and non-magical world, you really see her grow and feel like a part of her family. Study follows Yelena Zaltana - the soul finder. She was kidnapped as a child and was raised in Ixia in an orphanage, she has her soul stolen, she's raped, she kills that son-of-a-bitch, she trades her death for the crime to become the food taster for the Commander of Ixia and then just gets more badass as the books go. This world is seriously amazing, the magic isn't dweeby but it is so believable, the emotions, the deaths, the intensity is just crazy. Snyder is an insane writer. There are three books in Glass and three more for Study but it also has like another three that are set for release.

7) Twilight - Stephanie Meyer
Don't judge me, bitch. That is all I have to say.

8) Uglies - Scott Westerfield
This series is about a dystopian society where beauty and identity are one and humanity doesn't exist. You turn sixteen and you get made 'pretty', you get to live in the city, you don't have any responsibilities, you basically just chill and party, sounds good? Yeah up until you find out that you get cosmetic surgery everywhere... including your brain - little lesions are made to make you a different person. Not so cool now, huh? It's a pretty cool world - set in Seattle but like three centuries from now, it's amazing. But yeah you have the Uglies, the Pretties, the Specials and the Extras, it is all very self explanatory tbh. There are four books, I've only read two so far but they are goooood. 

9) Fire City - Bali Rai
This is a series but isn't at the same time. There are plans for other books but they haven't been written yet I think. But this book is so fucking mental - like omg you cannot put it down. Think Apocalypse, think epic, think demons, think death, think war, think hunting, think catastrophe, survival and fucking crazy ass chases. This book is just so strange - you finish it and you don't know how you really feel about the world, about anything. Like if you are similar to me and you get sucked into your own imagination then you're just like "what the fuck did I just read?". So three years ago the war ended and in it's wake the terror reign of the Demons began, the world is not a horrifying, lawless, chaotic place where nothing and no one is safe but the Resistance fight because you can never give up hope. I love Bali Rai and I love this book. 

10) Medusa Project - Sophie Mckenzie

The Medusa gene is synthesized by Professor William Fox, he injects it into the umbilical cord of a few subjects with the belief that the gene will combine with hormones released at puberty resulting in the development of psychic abilities... but the mothers die from a cancer triggered by the gene however the subjects are left unharmed. Long story short - people want to use them for bad and they aren't having it. Fast paced, emotion driven and intense. There are seven book all together but yeah I love it!

I also really want to read The Princess Diaries, like when everyone was reading when I was younger I was just to much of a little tomboy to give a fuck about some girl that is a princess but it actually seems like a good series oh and Pretty Little Liars, like nearly all of my friends watch the tv series but I think I would enjoy the books more!

Whats your favourite book series?



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