LITTLE BIRD

c84cbcc8e04978ae205cac4ac238effd.jpg

Little bird, small and might

Hide your voice let them grow

Hide your might so you can grow

Allow no users allow no killers

Guide your secret close to your heart

From all that take, to wound or kill

For fear or envy they will act

From all exploit for that they’ll do

For evil or perceived good

Protect yourself from them all

Until chosen time the time to fly

Until chosen time the time to reign

Until chosen time the time to help

So many destinies depend on you

Never be selfish never a coward

Creator has made you the balm

The balm to soothe He made you

So little bird hide and grow

Until chosen time the time to sing

Until chosen time the time to rise

Until chosen time the to time to fulfill

My little bird rest your wings

Let the creator complete his work

The good work He’s doing in you

CARVE THE MARK BY VERONICA ROTH BOOK REVIEW

30117284

5/5

I started this book in good faith (meaning I didn’t read the blurb) mainly because I read the synopsis sometimes last year and while I couldn’t remember what the book was about except it’s supposed to be a dystopian novel (or sci-fi ? ) I remembered I had interest in it and also because of the divergent series. I only read book one of the trilogy- divergent; I saw the movie first and  It’s rare for me to enjoy both book and the movie adaptation, it’s either I like the book and not the movie or vice versa so if I happen to watch the movie before reading the book I usually don’t bother except in rare cases (Twilight series, Fifty shade series, currently struggling to read the mortal instrument series but that series is loooong and the only reason am making an effort is because I want to read the spin offs and I hear Jace are not really related Clary ).

I liked the movie so I read divergent while waiting on Insurgent & Allegiant ( the movies). I liked, not enough to continue the series but enough  for Veronica Roth  to get on my authors I read list . She didn’t disappoint. Like I said before I didn’t read the blurb so I had to keep guessing at what the book might be about and when I thought I had an idea of what the conflict is, it got sorted and a new one arise. I like the way it ended; with a cliff hanger but not one so great to make me spiral.

I don’t what to say too much about it since it just got published and I don’t want to spoil it for anybody but I wanted to recommend it incase anyone was in doubt whether to pick it up or not plus there’s some kind of controversies surrounding this book that I don’t understand but I think it’s a cool book and worth recommending.

I rate this book 4/5 and I recommend it to all lovers of good writing, well detailed world and good plot. Looking forward to the next book, thumbs up to Veronica Roth she’s amazing and I give this book a glowing recommendation.

JANUARY WRAP UP & FEBRUARY TBR

I read 17 books this month, kinda small compared to my other month reads but that’s probably going to be a trend for this year because I wanna do more this year so I want to reduce the number of books I read. Still gonna keep reading though (I hope).

 

The one’s worthy of note:

30117284

1.CARVE THE MARK BY Veronica Roth- now there are some controversies surrounding this book, I don’t know about that. I liked the book and I give it  4/5 stars. Looking forward to continuing the series

th

2.GRACELING BY Kristin Cashore- I liked the book but I don’t really have much to say about it but it was a good read .4/5 stars

ruined-amy-tintera

3.RUINED BY Amy Tintera: Can’t wait for the next publication in the series, really enjoyed reading it and I give it 4 stars. They said it’s a blend of Kiera Cass’s Selection series and Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen, haven’t read any book in the selection series. I think the winners curse too should have been added to the mix. This book is solid and I really enjoy reading it , I rate it 4/5 stars.

12813630

4.THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN (Holly Black)-this book was a huge disappointment , it had good reviews on goodreads and even my three trusted booktubbers gave it good reviews but I didn’t like it at all. It started out fine, actually it started out okay and then went downhill.

winter_cover

5.LUNAR CHRONICLES 2-4 BY Marissa Meyer-  i have a review on this already WINTER (THE LUNAR CHRONICLES, #4) by MARISSA MEYER.5/5 stars

6.FEVER SERIES 1-5 BY Karen Marie Moning- 5/5 stars

7.INCEPTION BY Bianca Scardoni-4/5 stars

8.THE LOVELY RECKLESS  BY Kami Garcia- 4/5 stars

 

FEBRUARY TBR

I have 17 books on my tbr this month, they are mostly series continuation. Am only going to mention my top 7 in the order am probably going to read them (tried to reduce it to 5 but……):

23299512

 

  • THIS SAVAGE SONG BY V.E SCHWAB- this is my most anticipated read on this tbr list, have always wanted to read Schwab books and this seems like a good place to start.

shatter_me_series_recap

  • SHATTER ME (2-5)BY TAHEREH MAFI- the writing style is unique and have heard some rumor about the relationship in this book, wanna see how that could possibly play out. Also I want to see how Juliette Ferrars grows into her power

15441253-_sy540_

 

 

 

WINTER (THE LUNAR CHRONICLES, #4) by MARISSA MEYER

Winter_Cover.jpg

Written -Monday, January 23, 2017 4:43 PM

Posted – Friday, January 27, 2017 09:00 PM

 

What I love- it’s very fast paced and it will keep you at the very edge of your seat with occasional nail bites as things go wrong , get sorted and then crumble all over again. The characters are like cats with nine lives that keeps coming back for more. The only other series that’s has being able to ignite this sort of breathe held, fingers crossed reaction will be the six of crows duology and I rate six of crows series above this is because …..well it’s six of crows.

The series is a  fairy tale retelling

Cinder a cyborg mechanic that just wanted was acceptance and maybe the prince

Scarlet  just wanted to save her grandmother and she enlisted the help of a fighter named wolf

Cress a brilliant hacker imprisoned on a satellite waiting to be rescued by prince charming

Winter the beloved of people and her guard although said to be crazy

I give this series a 5/5 and Winter 5/5

SAIL ; SAILOR SAIL

d82f1a3461e238104655bc8bf5137f2d-copy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sail Sailor Sail

Faraway

To a world of peace and quiet

To a world of beauty and elegance

To a world of truth and honesty

Sail Sailor Sail

Sail faraway

To where they can’t touch you

Sail to a place of freedom

Sail and leave their wickedness

Leave then to them to the evil  that’s in their heart

Leave their warped mind behind

Sail away

Sail and live

Leave their stench of death behind

Run sailor

Won’t you run?

Before they infect you too

Before you become yoked to them

Zombies and puppets

Leeches and bloodsuckers

Please sailor don’t wait

Leave

Guide your innocence

Protect your purity

Leave sailor, live

Sail away to the green forest

Before the cursed ground infects you too

Continue reading

Favorite Reads of 2016

I read 101 books in 2016, that’s if am excluding some series I decided to stop or books I didn’t want to continue. Out of this 101 I picked my top favorites, most are series that’ll be continuing this year (…cough….A Court of Wings and Ruin…. …..swoon. The ones that I already reviewed will be linked, I might do a later review for the top five I mentioned that hasn’t been reviewed yet ).

aa

1.Throne of glass & A Court of Thorn and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas : I think the two series don’t need any introduction seeing as throne of glass has been optioned for a TV series and A Court of Mist and Fury (book 2 in of A Court of Thorns and Roses) winning the number one spot on goodreads for best young adult  fantasy & Sci Fi choice award for 2016. I just started reading the throne of glass series(one book in) but from the good reputation the book has and the fact that  Sarah J. Maas books always goes uphill as her series continues I know it’ll be a favorite in 2017. A COURT OF MIST AND FURY BY SARAH J. MASS (BOOK REVIEW)

aaa

 

2.Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo- First the covers….amazing, and although we’re not supposed to judge a book by it’s cover (note to self) the cover alone tells you what the book is like; captivating, fast paced ,wonderful plot with the best gang for an impossible heist .The series is completed I think (it’s the books you want to last that ends up being a duology or standalone

It-ends-with-us

3.It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover -this won Magnus Chase series by a margin but the book talked about a strong conflict and breaking a chain that it deserved to be on the top 3 list. Love the way it ended.IT ENDS WITH US BY COLLEEN HOOVER [BOOK REVIEW]

cc

4.Magnus chase & Percy Thompson series by Rick Riorden-very funny, I think the funniest series have read also I like the way religion issue (Sam being a Muslim) was handled in the Magnus Chase series. Fantasy writers tend to do a poor and insulting job of it while trying to create their world.

dd

5.Night huntress series by Jeaniene Frost and Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs-( I group them together because the books rate the same with me). Adam is my second favorite male character while bones is my 3rd. Although I’ve not finish reading the rest of the books in both series cuz I binge read the series up to the 6th book I think and the other stories that happened in the world that it became too much and I needed to take a break (when I read more than 5 books in a series at a stretch I tend to get the too full syndrome). kudos to Patricia Briggs also for her blend of religion in the series

 

Other books worthy of note cuz they’re awesome and this post would have been too long if included in the list

    1. The Others series by Anne Bishop
    2. Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
    3. Shatter me series by Tahereh Mafi
    4. Poison Study series Maria V. Snyder
    5. Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews
    6. The lunar chronicles series by Marissa Meyer
    7. Falling kingdom by Morgan Rhodes-Fallen kingdom should probably be way up but I’ve only read one out of the series and although I would very much like to continue it hasn’t reach that spot for me yet.