Top 5 Tuesday: Series I need to finish

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
This week I’ll talk about some bookish series I absolutely need to finish!

Tomorrow When the War Began

I started with this amazing Australian series many years ago and read the first three books. Then other things got in the way and never continued with the remaining novels. It’s a shame ’cause the story is super intriguing. I will finish the series at some point. I just don’t know when that is.

The Folk of the Air

You have no idea how excited I am about Queen of Nothing, the final installment of Holly Black’s The Folk of the Air trilogy. It’s one of the most anticipated releases this year and it can’t come out soon enough. I devoured the first two books, so of course, I will finish the series!

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Top 5 Tuesday: Dystopian

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today, we’ll talk about dystopian books. Let’s go!

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I remember seeing the trailer for the adaptation of this book and thinking that I need to get my hands on the novel. Devoured is the accurate description of me going through the entire series.
Although I am not sure I would still as infatuated with the story now as I’m not a teenager anymore.
Actually, the review for The Hunger Games was one of the first things I ever posted on this very blog!

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Although the book had always been famous, it certainly gained new popularity when the TV show aired (we’re currently on season 3 on that front). The Handmaid’s Tale is chilling and extremely thought-provoking, so if you haven’t already, make sure to give this one a go!

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Top 5 Tuesday: Sequels I need to get to!

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Let’s see about some sequels I really need to pick up!

#1 Tomorrow When the War Began – Darkness, be my Friend:

Several years ago, I read the first three books in the series. The story was extremely intriguing, so I don’t know why I never finished it. As it’s been so long, I also need to give novels 1-3 a re-read before continuing!

#2 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Galaxy – So long and thanks for the Fish:

With Douglas Adams’ famous book series I only managed to read a book every couple of years. That means I never got any further than book #3. I’d love to reading this and I’m really excited about So long and thanks for the Fish!

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Top 5 Book Series

There’s nothing better than a good book series. Although it always set my teeth on edge, I can’t help but get hooked by a new one. The cliffhangers and waiting for the next book is torture but read on to find out with novels really are worth it!

 

A Song of Ice and Fire:
I have no idea how he does it, but George R. R. Martin managed to create a world so rich, so detailed, so magnificent it could almost be real. His series consists of five books (hopefully many more to come) that are filled with so many plotlines, it takes at least one entire book to get settled on the names. However, the story is extremely thrilling and intriguing and he constantly finds new ways to intertwine the plotlines. To be honest, these are some of the best books I ever read. Can’t wait for the next part! Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: Tomorrow when the War began

In 1994 John Marsden wrote the first part of his book series that now consists of seven volumes. Three years ago the first one was adapted for the cinemas, if the other parts will follow is not yet decided.

The Plot:

At first everything is fine. Ellie decides to go camping with some friends. They pack their things and head for the Australian wilderness. The teenagers go to a place that is called “hell”, a little jungle that is surrounded by tomorrow when the war beganhigh rocks and difficult to reach.

When they return home after a few days the teenagers sense several changes. None of the parents or siblings are home, the animals on the farms haven’t been fed in days. Telephone, radio and TV don’t work.

After some research they find out what has happened. While they were in the bush an invasion took place. Enemy troops invaded the country and captivated the people. The teenagers decided to spy in order to find out what is going on in the centre of the town. Continue reading