In going to write this post, I realized that, though I do have a tendency to give overall positive reviews (either that, or I just happen t...

Top Ten Tuesday: My Most Recent 5-Star Reads

In going to write this post, I realized that, though I do have a tendency to give overall positive reviews (either that, or I just happen to review a lot of good books), most of them end up in the 3-4 star range, and few of my recent reads have actually hit a full five stars. So. I suppose this will be interesting.

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The Golden Specific by S. E. Grove

To be fair, as of writing this post, I technically haven’t finished this one yet. But it’s been fantastic so far (even better than the first), and I have almost zero doubt that I will rate it 5 stars when I finally do finish.

Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING. It had everything I didn’t even realize Heroes of Olympus was missing (not that I don’t still adore HoO, because it’s pretty freaking epic. Just, well, the series is not as perfect as I once thought), and I cannot wait to see where the rest of Magnus's story goes. :D Also, an actual crossover had better happen. Just saying.

The Fate of Ten by Pittacus Lore

Considering the way this guy tends to end books, I probably ought to not put this one in just to be as horrible as he is. But who am I kidding, this series is phenomenal.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

So this was a reread (and that cover is from the movie). It’s a classic and it’s gorgeous and I don’t think I’ll ever stop loving it.

Emerald Atlas by John Stephens

I flailed about this one somewhat extensively in this mini review set, so I’ll just leave that link here and restrain myself from repeating that spectacle.

Winter by Marissa Meyer


Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

This book was so lovely, I can’t even. The story was gorgeous, the humor was beautiful, just... *sighs deeply in adoration* I loved it.

Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool

I feel like I’m having to go too far back for this. All the same, I can’t be too upset, since it gives me the chance to promote this wonderful, enchanting story once again. Seriously. I think this may be the best historical I’ve ever read.

I Don’t Know How The Story Ends by J. B. Cheaney

And this gorgeous little jewel comes in at a very close second.

Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Stover

*hugs book to chest* I love how much this book explains about the characters and the emotions and the full story behind what was shown in the movie. EVERYONE WHO HAS COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE PREQUEL SHOULD JUST READ THIS.

The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost

Freaking epicness. Also, it’s quite funny. Like, arguably funnier than Percy Jackson funny.

Well, that’s it for this post! And yes, I actually went to 11. Guess I had more five-star-ers than I counted on. *shrugs* No regrets. ;)

So tell me, have you read any of these? What’s one of the best (or worst) books you’ve read recently? Leave me a comment and let’s chat; I can’t wait to hear from you! :D

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  1. Gaah! I want to read all the books now! :) Especially the Paladin Prophecy, I don't think my library has the first book (but it has some of the other books, which make no sense...).

    Okay, now that you've read the book, go watch the Studio Ghibli movie version of Howl's Moving Castle. I watched it, and loved it. I think you'll like it too. ;3 But seriously, the movie is magical. Magical.

      Paladin Prophecy is a great first choice! And ah, yeah, I hate it when that happens.:p Could you get an interlibrary loan?

      *scribbles that down* I will definitely try to check that out!

  2. Howl's Moving Castle is my all time favorite! These all look so good.

  3. I STILL haven't read the Sword of Summer and this is a terrible, terrible thing. Navigating Early has such a pretty cover that I just want to read it. And Winter..... *flails with you* Also, did you know Pittacus Lore is two people? (at least I'm pretty sure) I've only read the first 1.5 books for some reason, mainly because they were pretty depressing and I figured they had NO HOPE against the awful Mogadorians. Anyway, it's nice to see you enjoyed all those books. (PS. I tagged you for something)

    1. INDEED IT IS. *nicely shoves book at you* It is so, so good. You should definitely get your hands on it ASAP.

      Everything about that book is as gorgeous as the cover. <3

      *flailing party*

      I didn't know that! I've googled him before, trying to figure out who he is, but I was never able to find anything!
      And yeah, there are some definitely depressing parts. But I'm too invested to stop now.

      (thank you! I'll check that out!)

  4. Winter and Howl's Moving Castle are my heart. <3 <3 I am not really familiar with the other ones, but still, they look cool! :) Thanks for sharing!

    1. <3

      Thanks for reading! And I hope you check those out and enjoy them. :)


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