Recommended Reads – Top 5 Saturday

With this weeks topic being ‘Recommended Reads’ I’ve decided to spotlight some amazing bloggers whose reviews never fail to make me want to pick up a book. The hard part in this is going to be narrowing it down to 5! There are too many amazing bloggers out there whose posts and reviews grace my WordPress timeline. I know some people don’t think that bloggers actually influence people into buying books but lets be honest… that’s b***. My shelves are currently overflowing with books and a good % of them are one’s I have treated myself too after reading a rave review! Now actually getting round to reading them… that’s a different problem all together.

Thanks to Mandy over at Devouring books  for creating these amazing prompts! You should definitely go check her blog out because she posts some great content.

Susan @ Novel LivesThree Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

“It was incredibly dark, shocking, and beautifully haunting. The political intrigue is only beginning with twists and betrayal that I can only imagine is only going to get worst over time.”

If you listen to Susan, and you shouldn’t, she will tell you its my fault that she started this series in the first place. I may have picked this out of two options she gave me for her next read as I had DNF’d this a few years ago and wanted someone to be a ‘test subject’ for me… anyway not only did she love it, but she convinced me to give it another go!

Dini @ Dini Panda ReadsThe Kinder Poison by Natalie Mae

I really enjoyed Mae’s writing style–it was easy to digest and flowed smoothly. The plot was also one that I don’t think I’ve read before–a race/competition between siblings to win a crown.

I had seen this one around on book twitter but it was Dini’s raving review that had me pressing that ‘buy now’ button on Amazon. She also included some amazing quotes from the book and I just knew I had to read more!

Kal @ Reader VoraciousLobizona by Romina Garber

Well, the slump is over; I devoured this one in a five-and-a-half hour sitting! Believe me when I say that Lobizona weaves beautiful and important story about finding where and with whom you belong. 

Well if it’s good enough to get you out of a reading slump? Kal gave us a really detailed and insightful review into Lobizona, you can feel how much Kal loved this book when reading the review and I simply couldn’t resist treating myself to it.

Kristi @ Confessions of a YA ReaderA Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A Brown

The plot really picks up about halfway through, so the pacing felt better for me. There were some surprises and sadness, and I can’t wait for book two.

This is another book I had seen floating around book twitter but Kristi’s review and Fairyloots gorgeous sprayed edge copy sealed the deal for me. She does say it starts off a little slow but I don’t mind that in a first book and am excited to get my copy.

Ellie @ Princess of InkHouse of Dragons by Jessica Cluess

I LOVE THIS BOOK. (and I love Dog almost as much… more on him later).

Simply put, House of Dragons is what all other dragon books wish they could be.

Well… who wouldnt want to buy House of Dragons after that. Ellie’s love for this book really shines through and she gives us a great in depth review without spoilers! This is one I am eager to start I wont lie.

Whew! That was hard to narrow down! These are just a few of the amazing bloggers I follow and who constantly add to my TBR. Make sure to link to any blogs you love, I always love finding new blogs to follow!

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  1. Oh no, Susan got you, too? That woman hurts my TBR every time. xD I actually bought Three Dark Crowns on a whim because I found it locally, but I see House of Dragons on your list, and Susan’s to blame for that being on my bookshelf right now. I ain’t mad about it, though haha. I’m a sucker for dragons.

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  2. OMG I love the way you wrote this post. I highly recommend you read House of Dragons already. I picked it up because of Susan I think and I LOVED it! Soooo good! I really want to read The Kinder Poison.

    I have a love/hate relationship with Three Dark Crowns, like I felt like it was good, but not great, yet I felt compelled to read the rest of the series. Idk

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    • Hahaha I totally get that, I’ve done it with SO many series, ones that weren’t amazing but I kinda needed to know how the story ends. I actually tried TDC once & DNF’d it but Susan convinced me to have another go 😊


      • I set books aside rather than DNF them most of the time because I’m so finicky when I’m first picking out a new book to read. I wind up reading the first couple chapters out of like 3 or 4 books before I finally decide which book I’m going to actually continue. Lol

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      • I do that too! Especially if I know I’m just not in the right frame of mind for a certain book, but there are a few I just know I won’t enjoy for whatever reason.. but I try not to do it too often.


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