Thursday, 31 October 2013

Best Of The Bunch: October 2013

 

Best Of The Bunch is a monthly meme hosted by Always Lost In Stories. It's a way for you to showcase all the books you've read that month and then award your favourite the Best Of The Bunch Award! 

This month is a great month to start with as I actually reread and reviewed a few of my all time favourite books, hence the large quantity of 5/5 ratings! Will pick a book I read for the first time for the award I think, makes more sense.



This month I read and reviewed:

Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #1)Time After Time (Time Between Us, #2)Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone
4/5 Stars


Pawn by Aimee Carter
4/5 Stars


These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
4/5 Stars
Alienated (Alienated, #1)Forbidden

The Sight by David Clement-Davies(reread)
5/5 Stars


Alienated by Melissa Landers
5/5 Stars


Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma(reread)
 5/5 Stars
Divergent (Divergent, #1)Noughts and Crosses

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
 1/5 Stars

 
Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman(reread)
 5/5 Stars

Allegiant (Divergent, #3)Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Divergent by Veronica Roth(reread)
 5/5 Stars


Insurgent by Veronica Roth(reread)
 4/5 Stars


Allegiant by Veronica Roth (for spoiler filled review go here)
0/5 Stars

 Not all covers shown, as I couldn't fit them all in. As you can see there are quite a lot here with 5 star ratings, that's because I read and reviewed some of my favourites. And then at the other end of the spectrum we have the 0/5 star review that goes to Allegiant, the worst book I've read all year.


And the winner is:


Alienated (Alienated, #1)Alienated by Melissa Landers

Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them. 
Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.
Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.
But when Cara's classmates get swept up by anti-L'eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn't safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara's locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class. 
Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realises that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she's fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.

I actually ended up really loving this book, even though it was one of the books I was least looking forward to reading. I was almost 100% certain that it wouldn't be for me and I would hate it. But in fact I ended up absolutely loving it. For full review go here.




Some of the others are actually favourites I have had for years and would recommend them all until I am blue in the face. But thought it would be better to give the award to a book I loved the most that wasn't a reread. Would highly recommend, great book.



8 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read Alienated! It looks soooo good!! Glad to hear you enjoyed it.

    --Sam @ SIK Book Reviews

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    1. It's really great, hope you get to read it soon! Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  2. Looks like you had an awesome month. I would love to read These Broken Stars Forbidden and of course Alienated! Can't wait to find out what I'll think of it.

    My Best of the Bunch!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

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    1. All three are really great. I am doing a Giveaway for Forbidden & a book of your choice from Book Depository, it's open internationally so feel free to enter. It's at the end of my book haul. The Giveaway

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  3. I really wanna read that one, looks so awesome! Great post!

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    1. Thanks so much for checking out my post! Will come check yours out as well =D

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  4. Wow!! I don't think I've ever seen a 0 star review!! I think I'm the only one who actually liked Allegiant - I must be crazy or something. I just went and requested Alienated from NetGalley now since you loved it so much! :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Thanks for checking out my post. Hope you get approved for Alienated, I ended up really loving this book. I've seen a few people who really liked it so don't feel too crazy! Glad you enjoyed it though, wish I had.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment, it always makes my day! Because of time restraints, this is now an award free zone but thanks so much for considering me! Feel free to leave a link to your own blog and I will come visit.