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My Top 3 Favorite Books of 2016

Hey Guys,

So today I realized something, We are almost done and approaching the end of the year with full steam, it ends in like 2 weeks! Can you believe it?  It’s so weird guys, this year has flown by. (Takes a moment to think about how old I am) Anyway, since we’re approaching the end of the year and quietly counting down the days till Christmas, I thought I’d let you know what books I loved this year!

Disclaimer: The books that I mention don’t have to be released this year, I just have had to read them in the year 2016!

Withought further ado. Let’s talk about my top 3 FAVORITE Books of 2016!

Cinder by: Marissa Meyer


If you haven’t heard about the amazing series by Marissa Meyer you are HIGHLY MISSING OUT! This year I decided to start this series because I’ve been meaning to read it, I’ve just never felt I had time. BUT I CHANGED IT THIS YEAR!  (Sorta read the whole series in 2 weeks)The first book in this series is Cinder, The second is Scarlet, the third, Cress, and the fourth and final book, Winter. Basically these stories are fairy tale retelling’s with the first book, Cinder being a Cinderella retelling. The second book Scarlet is partly a Beauty and the Beast retelling with a sprinkle of Little Red Riding hood. The third book Cress is Rapunzel and the fourth is Winter. (Which is Snow White If you can’t figure that one out 😉

But their’s a twist, All the books in the series are Space Themed. Cinderella is an Android. Scarlet is a pilot. Cress is a hacker, and Winter is the Queen of people who live on the moon. I won’t tell you anything else because it’s best to go into this series as blind as possible. + I gave ALL of the books a five-star rating, but this series is probably my fav of the year!

2. Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

If you don’t know, JK Rowling had two directors write a script for the 8th Harry Potter. While I wasn’t a huge fan of the idea, I thought “Hey, It’s Harry Potter, I’ll buy it.” So I did. While I did not love it, (Mainly because it was in script form) and (JK Rowling never wrote it) I really loved the story. Don’t get me wrong, This book was amazing! One of my most anticipated books of the year, While I do recommend that you’ve read the Harry Potter books before reading this, It is NOT necessary to have read them before reading. The movies would suffice enough if you chose to start it from reading it their.


3. Legend by: Marie Lu

I loved this book so much! I read it at the start of the year and couldn’t put it down. I SUCK at describing this book so I’m gonna just leave the book summary below. But know that I love this book and I can’t even begin how to describe how much fun it is.

Summary: What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths—until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.


Thank you for reading! Make sure to check me out on my instagram @Jared_dabook.club for pics of books as well as all of my reading and writing updates. See Ya next time, and have an AMAZING CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!






Best Books of the Year (So Far)

Best Books of the Year (So Far)

Hey guys,

So today I was sitting in class and thinking about books. (As usual) My mind instantly wandered making me think of all of the amazing books out in the world today. And of course I didn’t get a single thing out of my Spanish class (unfortunately the norm.) But, While thinking about books my mind traveled back to my Goodreads list of all of the books I’ve read this year. My brain instantly filled with all of my fave books this year. I’d like to share my top 5 best books of the year.

A bit of a disclaimer: The books that are on this list don’t have to have come out this year. The only requirement is that I have read the book this year. Also these books are not in any order, they are my top five fave books of the year since I couldn’t lower it down any further.

Now that we got that clear let’s begin!

  1. Winter by: Marissa Meyer

As It would be a sin to not mention this book somewhere in this post I just decided to start off with this so that I wouldn’t forget. In case you aren’t familiar with the Lunar Chronicles this is the fourth and final book in this series. It was spectacular, it was glorious, and I LOVED IT! Basically these four books are fairy tale retellings with a Star Wars theme to them. The first being a Cinderella retelling, the second Beauty and the Beast and Red Riding Hood. Third, a Rapunzel retelling, and the fourth being a Snow White retelling. I am in LOVE with this series and recommend it to anyone. If I were to compare this series to anything it would be Fairy Tales meets Star Wars.


  1. Mistborn by: Brandon Sanderson

I loved this book so much. In case you aren’t aware of this amazing book basically their once was this amazing hero who showed strange powers and who was destined to destroy the evilness that ruled the world, until this destined person dies. That’s where this book start’s off. The book is very interesting with crazy plot twists and things you could never expect. It is High Fantasy, And I’d compare it to Throne of glass meet’s Avatar the Last Airbender meet’s way more intense fighting.


  1. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows

Everyone has heard of the amazing Harry Potter series by Ms. JK Rowling. They’ve been made into movies, they’ve had their own video games as well as a bunch of other things. Before starting all of the Harry Potter’s this year I thought seeing the movies was enough for me. That was until I decided to try the first book. Every book got better and soon I found that I was obsessed. The sheer world building is so grand it makes the book amazing. While this is (sort of) the last book in the Harry potter books. It is just so amazing and it made me have all the feels. If you have not tried to read the books yet I HIGHLY recommend them.


  1. The Hidden Oracle by: Rick Riordan

This book is so good! Part of the reason I loved this book so much was due to the fact that it added more to the ending that was finished in the Heroes of Olympus Series. I didn’t really love Apollo as a character he was sorta snotty and I hated reading about him. Although I did love too re-visist everything and “re-live the magic” This first book in a series is guaranteed to live on and be popular if they keep having these “Character Cameos” (Cameo from Characters in other series)


  1. Amulet by: Kazu Kibuishi

Well this was my first graphic novel and I LOVED IT! Basically the story is about a girl named Emily. Her father dies in a car crash so her Mother, brother, and herself move to an Uncles old house. After moving in they uncover a hidden world and find out that Emily is a stonekeeper. Everything is fine until her Mother gets kidnaped. I liked this story because it started out small and simple and as the story progressed It got more complex adding on to old things, making things more meaningful. As the story progresses each book gets better than the latter. If I could summarize the story it would be like The Demon King meets Avatar the Last Airbender

Well that was my top 5 greatest books that I’ve read so far. Please tell me in the comments if you’ve read any of these and what was your fav. Thank’s for reading, my names Jared and I will have another post up soon.




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