Reasons To Read A Victoria Schwab Book

Hi everyone!  I just finished reading This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab, and it reminded me how much I love her books so I decided I might as well make this post about why YOU–if you haven’t already read her books–should pick them up too!

Just some of her books! (Most of which I haven’t read but really want to.)

As of right now, I’ve read The Archived, The Unbound, and This Savage Song, though I am currently reading Our Dark Duet. I think out of the three I’ve finished, The Unbound is my favorite, but all of them are super good. (I need to get to her adult books ASAP.)

So, here are some reasons you should read them:

  1. The writing is fabulous. There are so many amazing quotes and paragraphs and while you’re reading you can see the story unravel. For example:

“Because the only way to truly record a person is not in words, not in still frames, but in bone and skin and memory.” –The Archived

2. The plot is simply marvelous. That’s the only way I can describe it. I don’t know how Schwab comes up with all twists and turns, but she does and it’s pretty much perfect.

3. I haven’t talked about the characters yet, but the characters are probably the BEST part of her stories. They’re not flat or fake, there’s a reasoning behind why each one acts the way they do. I understand their motives and actions, and it just makes the story more realistic despite the fact that her books are fantasy.

4. The worlds, or the atmosphere of the books is so well written that you’ll be intoxicated with the story. They’re just so unique and intriguing and seem simple but are just so much more than that.

5. And probably my favorite part: they make you think. I don’t just read her books, I end up thinking about them afterwards. They have meaning to them that I often can’t find with other story books, and that’s probably why I love them so much.

(P.S: You should also read them–especially The Archived–because they have some swoon-worthy characters there like Wesley. He’s my favorite!!!)

Have you read a Schwab book? Which was your favorite? Which one should I read next–ADSOM or Vicious? Let me know!

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The Library Lovers Book Tag

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love my local library. Unlike a lot of book lovers, I don’t have enough money to buy every book I want to read, so I tend to check out a lot of books from my library. That’s why I decided to do this tag! I saw it over at Books Over People‘s blog, which you should totally check out!

i found this when i searched ‘library gif’ and i thought it was super cute XD

1. How often do you visit your local library?

This really depends on if I need to visit my local library, but I go at least once a week, or more if I need to check out certain books that I want to read.

2. Are you the type of person who checks out more books than you know you can read or are you someone who only checks out the exact amount of books you intend on reading before they are due?

I’m actually the type of person who checks out many books at a time, even if I know I’m not going to read them. I actually sometimes check out books not for reading, but solely for the purpose of taking pictures of them so that I can post them on my bookstagram. 🙂 Usually if I check out three books, I only end up reading one of them.

3. How old were you when you got your first library card?

I actually don’t remember, since I got it at a really early age! But I’m guessing when I was in second or third grade.

4. Do you go to your library looking for a particular book or do you check out anything that peaks your interest?

Most of the time, when I visit my library, I come to pick up my holds. I’m not sure if every library system has it, but for mine you can hold the books that you want and when they are available, they bring it to your library. So I usually come for a specific book that I know will be there.

5. Do you use your library to check out just books or do you also check out dvds, audiobooks etc.?

Nope! I’ve never used my library to check out things other then books.

6. From what section of your library do you check out a majority of your books? ( YA, middle grade, adult, nonfiction).

Obviously, I spend most of my time–if not all–at the YA section just because I don’t have any other genres that peak my interest other then that. If I do go to other sections, its probably because I need something specific I need; like a non-fiction book for an essay or report.

7. What is your favorite part of using your local library?

I’m going to copy what Safa over at Books Over People said and say that I just generally love how libraries feel. Like any place that has books, it’s like heaven for me and the moment I enter, I want to stay there forever.

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what about YOU? do you use your local library, or do you just buy all of the books you want to read? If you are a book lover who loves your local library, then I tag YOU to do this! ❤

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some other book tags:

~ The Sick Book Tag

~ The Reader Problems Book Tag

~ Rip It or Ship It [Book Tag]


Books I Should Talk About More On Here!

Do you guys ever read some really good books–books that you actually love–but you barely ever talk about? I’ve realized that this actually happens to me, a lot. Since I read a lot of books, some books I just forget to mention in tags, nominations, etc. however this does NOT mean I don’t love them. So today I decided to show some books that I should talk about more on here!

First off, I want to talk more about The Archived trilogy by Victoria Schwab, made up of The Archived and The Unbound. I think back in February I read and loved The Archived, but I rarely ever talk about it because I forgot to. And the thing is, this series is one of my favorite reads of the year, which just makes it all the more ridiculous of me.

{picture not mine} found online at Perpetual Pages (blog)

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is another one of those books. I think I read it about a month or two ago and LOVED it (I highly recommend it!) however I never talk about it because I don’t have anyone (except Becca 😉 ) to discuss it with. Which is a shame, really, because the book itself is so good.

my photo from my bookstagram, aloofbooks

Next we have An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir! This is actually another one of my favorite reads of 2015. It had everything I look for: fantasy, a bit of romance, action, plot twists, mystery, etc. But whenever a question comes up that I can use this book for, I always choose a cliche answer and not this one! Though I actually really do love it. (I even made my mom read it, haha)

photo from my bookstagram, aloofbooks. (also the drawing of laia is mine too)

The Winner’s Curse & The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski–these books are SO good, but I feel like I forget them all the time too. Despite the fact that they have such beautiful covers. ❤ (Also I absolutely can’t wait for The Winner’s Kiss. But Arin and Kestrel better actually be kissing in that book.) You can see my review for The Winner’s Curse here!


photo from my bookstagram, aloofbooks.

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton is another one of my all time favorites, yet I never talk about it. I think the reason for this one is that its so strange, its so unique, that it never comes to my mind directly. I love it though. ❤

And last but certainly not least..the Sweet trilogy by Wendy Higgins! (Especially the last one, Sweet Reckoning) I liked Sweet Evil, I really enjoyed Sweet Peril, and I absolutely ADORED Sweet Reckoning. It was such a perfect ending that I could just cry. Also. Kaidan + Anna = PERFECTION. Again–need to talk more about this series. Hopefully I will in the future.

Anyways, that’s my list of some books I should talk more about on here! Of course there are more books, but these are just the books that I read this year. I might do another list later on of books I read last year. Are there any books that you think you should talk more about? Do you like these books? Let me know, lovelies! 🙂

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some other posts:

~ Reading When You’re Sick: A Discussion

~ I changed my blog theme!

~ Books I Hope To Read in September

~ August: My Month in Review