Top Ten Tuesday| Holiday Gift Guide For Newcomers to New Adult


This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is Holiday Gift Guide for those trying to break into New Adult.




♦ Rule by Jay Crownover

This is a great book that starts off a series based on a group of friends and their relationships. The story of the relationship between Rule and Shaw was not an insta love or easy one. There was depth and lots of hot moments.  


♦ Beautiful Broken Rules by Kimberly Lauren 

This book has not only great romantic relationships but also great friendships and sibling relationships. It had a lot going on with college and football and followed the different characters lives.


♦ All Lined Up (Rusk University) by Cora Carmack

I have really enjoyed all of the books out in this series so far. It involves college and football and hot guys whats not to love! With this series much like the Marked Men series focuses on one relationship each book but you learn about other characters and they reappear throughout the series.


♦ A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

This is a great transition into New Adult. I think it falls into the category between YA and NA. It is fantasy and a beautiful read. The writing is amazing and the story is even better. It has fae, hot guys and is a retelling of beauty and the beast.

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♦ I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre 

This book reminded me of my time in college and hit on so many aspects of life that happen during those year in school, it provided even more evidence that some guys with children are just too adorable (Dilf status!)

What books would you recommend for people holiday shopping?


Top 5 Wednesday |Characters You Used to Love but Don’t Anymore


Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey (YouTube, Goodreads) and if you would like to join, here is the link for the Goodreads group with all the information.

This week’s topic is  Characters You Used to Love but Don’t Anymore

{These are the characters who you used to adore, but now you don’t. Maybe they changed a lot. Maybe you outgrew them. Maybe your outlook changed and now you can’t stand them. Maybe you don’t even hate them, you just are neutral about them when you used to run a fan blog about them.}

Warner from the Shatter Me Trilogy 

Not that I still don’t have a special place in my heart for Warner, but I have read many more books and have found new loves in the fictional crushes categories.

♦ Adam Parrish from The Raven Cycle 

This was more of an as I read the second book. I loved Adam in the first one and still enjoy him but just do not love him as much as I did at first.

Tris from Divergent Trilogy

I thought that Tris was a strong independent leading female. She slowly lost my love and I know despise her. 

This is also another hard one for me. I feel like there are not many characters I do not like anymore, but there are ones that throughout the series I have lost my love for certain characters.

Who are some characters you used to love but dont anymore?

Top 5 Wednesday | Most Misleading Synopses


Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey (YouTube, Goodreads) and if you would like to join, here is the link for the Goodreads group with all the information.

This week’s topic is Most Misleading Synopses

Significance by Shelly Crane


When I read this synopsis it sounded so intriguing to me. I had to force myself through reading this and gave up on the last 20 pages. Being a paranormal romance I had preconceived notions, but it definitely fell into the Twilight category. 

Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday


This is another synopsis that had me so intrigued and wanting more. It failed big time. It stated that it was a retelling of gothic horror featuring Annabelle Lee from Edgar Allen Poe which is one of my favorites. The only way it was really incorporated was with the name. 

The Girl From The Well by Rin Chupeco

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This synopsis lead me to believe it would go in a totally different direction then it did. I thought it would be a creepy horror story, but did not read as such for me. 

Dead River by Cyn Balog 


This is another book I thought would be a horror story. The synopsis was short but it lead me to believe there would be killers or ghosts. It went a totally different way then I thought it would. 

This was a difficult one for me to complete. I haven’t read a lot of books lately that have had synopsis that misguided me. I had to look through my read book list and look at synopses.

What are some books that have had the most misleading synopses?