Category: Top 5 Wednesday


Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Wanted To Start Yesterday

Posted 8 April, 2015 by Jamie Mariano in Top 5 Wednesday / 0 Comments
Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Wanted To Start Yesterday

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Lainey at gingerreadslainey. This series is open to any book-lover who wants to participate. Be sure to check out the T5W group on Goodreads for more information! This week’s topic: Books I Wanted To Start Yesterday Like any (in)sane bookaholic, I tend to buy books regardless of the amount of unread books stacked on my shelf. It’s an unfortunate habit, yes, but a habit I’ve grown quite fond of. Below is a list of books that I probably should wipe the dust off and start: 5. Vicious, by V.E. Schwab       I have yet to read any of Schwab’s novels, but I am such a fan of this cover. And this premise. And look at the colours! I’ve heard nothing but glorious praise for Vicious (especially a certain two characters), and I’m such a sucker for those complex antagonists.           4. The Darkest Minds, by Alexandra Bracken         Strange abilities. Rehabilitation camps. Rebellions. Enough said? I think yes.           3. Alias Hook, by Lisa Jensen   Peter Pan is one of my childhood favourites, so the premise of Alias Hook had me hooked (ha). The story explores the character of Captain Hook, where we get to see him beyond the infamous pirate villain we’ve all loved to hate.             2. The Fiery Heart, by Richelle […]


Top 5 Wednesday: Best Character Arcs

Posted 25 February, 2015 by Jamie Mariano in Top 5 Wednesday / 0 Comments
Top 5 Wednesday: Best Character Arcs

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Lainey at gingerreadslainey. This series is open to any book-lover who wants to participate. Be sure to check out the T5W group on Goodreads for more information! This week’s topic: Best Character Arcs   For me, I find the best characters are always the most impactful. Whether a character is good or bad, lovable or absolutely despicable, my favourites always tend to leave a mark — even after the last page. My list here is always changing and always growing, but alas, here are the ones that have refused to leave.   5. Queen of Attolia, The Queen’s Thief by Megan Whalen Turner     While I’m only halfway through this series, the Queen of Attolia is without a doubt one of the best characters I’ve ever come across. She’s a complete mystery in the first book, but Turner manages to twist and pull at our hearts until we, even for a brief moment, see the kind of queen she really is. Indeed, Attolia is cruelly seductive and manipulative, but she is far from the heartless ruler she wants others to believe.           4. Will Herondale, The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare       With Will being Jace’s ancestor, I’d assumed Clare had written a character who was somewhat similar, nothing surprising. I was wrong. Definitely wrong. Will’s development, not as a shadowhunter, but as […]


Top 5 Wednesday: Friend Groups

Posted 18 February, 2015 by Jamie Mariano in Top 5 Wednesday / 0 Comments
Top 5 Wednesday: Friend Groups

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Lainey at gingerreadslainey. This series is open to any book-lover who wants to participate. Be sure to check out the T5W group on Goodreads for more information! This week’s topic: Friend Groups You Want To Be A Part Of   So, this list was terribly hard to compile because I’m that type of reader who’d give up a limb just to share the same air with a character. Nevertheless, here is my attempt:   5. Q, Ben, & Radar, Paper Towns by John Green       I’ve made it my life’s goal to find the best road trip buddies. Having read this book, Q & his best friends have completely skewed all my expectations. These guys are the greatest kind of awkward-nerdy out there, and most importantly, they care deeply for each other. Q, Ben, & Radar — I’d hooky with you to the moon and back.           4. Alana, Marko, & Hazel, Saga by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples       All the characters in this series are absolutely ridiculous. But if I had to choose, I’d rather be ridiculous with Hazel’s family. Her parents, Alana and Marko, are star-crossed lovers surviving in the midst of an intergalactic war, yet despite this, the family still has time to love and laugh and be super-badass. Because family. (Please adopt me.)         […]