{ TTT } Reasons Why I Love my favourite books

Hi bookish friends,

I am coming back with a new Top Ten Tuesday about favourites. TTT is a fun meme that was created and is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, which is now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. Today is “Reasons Why I Love…” and I decided to explain to you guys the reasons my favourite books are my favourites. Be informed that there might be spoilers in the descriptions, so read with caution. Plot, character development, you will know everything that made me cherish them. So without further due, let’s get started!

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754933110. Richelle Mead Shadow Kissed (Vampire Academy #3) 

I read this book approximatively 6 years ago, and it’s was the first time that I ended up literally in tears since Harry Potter (meaning almost 10 years prior). It has been a while so I can’t properly speak about this book, I’ll make proper reviews when I re-read them. But still, this book made me remember what reading could feel like and it’s thanks to Vampire Academy that my blog exists today. I will always be thankful for it because this book is the reason I met you all ❤

Also, Adrian is one of my first book boyfriend in my adult life.

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9. Cassandra Clare – Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3)

This trilogy was my first step into the Shadowhunter world, therefore it held some importance because, without it, I wouldn’t have discovered my favourite series ever. I have to say that I was bothered by the love triangle, since it’s a trope that I don’t enjoy, however, I have to admit that the resolution of this love triangle was the most perfect one ever. Other than that my three favourite things were:
– A strong and beautiful bromance
– Victorian-era London
– Two equally amazing boys // love interests

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8. Marissa Meyer – Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4)

Because lists speak a thousand words:
– An amazing and diverse squad of characters
– Retellings of Disney characters in a Sci-Fi environment
– Badass female leads
– Diversity
– Fleched side characters
– A pretty amazing robot

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7. Colleen Hoover – It Ends With Us

I’ve read several Colleen Hoover books, but I always come back to this one. It was really an eye-opener for me, concerning domestic abuse (TW). The writing was so raw and realistic, and I clearly noted a difference between this book and other CoHo ones. It all made sense when I read the acknowledgements because she used her own past to write this book. I don’t want to say too much about it, but it’s a pretty amazing contemporary/romance book.

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6. Shelby Mahurin – Serpent & Dove

Let’s do the list thing again because it suits this book so much:
– Enemies-to-lovers // Witch VS witch hunter romance
– Marriage of convenience
– Slow Burn Romance
– Amazing female friendships
– Complex magic system
– Inner Battle between right and wrong

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5. Angie Thomas – The Hate U Give

Once again, this book was an eye-opener for me, I didn’t know much about the very current and controversial subject of police violence in the US, outside of what I saw online. Vaguely knowing how unfairly are treated POC colour and actually reading about it through the eyes of characters you grew attached with is something else entirely. I also want to applaud the loving family representation. I enjoyed reading about the “dual life” trope that Starr was living in.

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4. Leigh Bardugo – Six of Crows

This duology is so amazing that I’m having trouble telling ALL the things I loved about it, however here are my favourites points:
– Amazing writing
– On point diversity + Complex and well-developped squad
– Enemies-to-lovers romance
– Amazing Anti-heroes // Grey characters
– Badass level 1.000
– So many plot twists you never see coming

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3. Holly Black – The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2)

Honestly, I didn’t expect to like this book so much, I actually waited 1 year after its release date before reading it. Well, it had everything I wanted:
– Enemies-to-lovers romance
– Badass anti-hero female lead
– Morally grey characters
– Royal/Politic plotting and scheming
– Ruthless faeries

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2. Cassandra Clare – Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1)

Disclaimer: The two next series are at the top of my all-time favourite list, and I can hardly distinguish them because I love them equally. Also, there are a thousand reasons to read this book so I reduced to my four favourite reasons why:
– Forbidden Romance
– A loving large family
– Glimpses of characters from previous books
– Morally grey characters

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1. Sarah J. Maas – A Court of Mist and Fury 

I first read A Court of Mist and Fury when I was at the lowest point of my mental health. I was in a really bad place and books were my life jacket, however, I had trouble really loving books back then. And then I read A Court of Mist and Fury and I really spoke to me and helped me get back on my feet. The writing style and the depiction of PTSD and depression were on point, the romance meshed my heart and the characters were an amazing squad.

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What do you think about this list?
Any of your favourite here?

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15 thoughts on “{ TTT } Reasons Why I Love my favourite books

  1. OMG this list is literally me. So many of my favorite on here. LOVE ACOMAF probably my favorite book of all time. And omg yes The Vampire Academy series is everything I love Adrian (have u read Bloodlines?) and The Lunar Chronicles and The Wicked King are two series I love with my whole heart! Great post 🙂

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    1. I’m so happy to read that you are as enthusiastic about those books as I am 🥰🥰 of course I’ve read Bloodlines! Even though I shipped Adrian with Rose the most I ended up being very happy about this series!
      It seems like we have similar tastes so if you think of any book recommandation please let me know 😘

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  2. I love this spin on this week’s TTT Laurie (and omg it’s so exciting to see all your blog posts showing up in the reader now!) None of the books you listed are my favs…what can I say, I’m incredibly difficult and am laden with unpopular opinions 🙈 but reading why you love them is really compelling and your passion just leaps off the screen at me ☺️☺️☺️💚💙💛❤️🧡💖💜

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  3. I loved The Infernal Devices, but absolutely hated the love triangle and resolution haha! But the story itself and Clare’s writing are compelling and really drew me in. The Shadowhunters books are some of my favorite YA books ever.

    Jasmine | singprettyreadbooks.com

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    1. I’m so sorry to hear that you didn’t like the resolution of the love triangle! I feel like the romance took a huge part of this book, so I’m happy you still managed to like it nontheless 🙂 I had a hard time enjoying Shadowhunters books (especially TMI) but I really loved the more recent ones 🙂

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      1. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED the romance! Let’s just say I didn’t like one corner of that triangle! 😉 I ready Lady Midnight and own the rest of the trilogy, but have yet to read them!

        Jasmine | singprettyreadbooks.com

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