Reading, dancing and swimming. Those are probably three of the best words to describe me. I fell in love with reading through the Trylle Trilogy and loved reading ever since! I've also done ballet for about 8 years and really enjoy it! In summer, I'm normally at the pool with a book, just splashing around and mabey swimming a length or two. To me self-care and self-love is really important and I try to inspire others to love themselves just the way they are. I absolutely love decorating and aesthetics. I recently tried to redecorate my room a bit into a more scandinavian look. If you want to read more about my accounts and recommendations, don't hesitate to swipe through!
My Top Picks
My favourite books and recommendations:
The Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking
When Wendy Everly discovers that she's Trylle, her whole world is flipped upside-down.This was actually the series that got me into reading! It's a young adult fantasy trilogy. Wendy is a changeling which means that she was purposely switched at birth for another baby. Finn, a tracker (someone who gets the changelings back home) tells her that she's a troll. Now trolls aren't how we think them to be. They are beings like humans, but they are much prettier and they have powers.
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When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. Eleven years later, Wendy discovers her mother might have been right. She’s not the person she’s always believed herself to be, and her whole life begins to unravel—all because of Finn Holmes.
Finn is a mysterious guy who always seems to be watching her. Every encounter leaves her deeply shaken…though it has more to do with her fierce attraction to him than she’d ever admit. But it isn't long before he reveals the truth: Wendy is a changeling who was switched at birth—and he’s come to take her home.
Now Wendy’s about to journey to a magical world she never knew existed, one that’s both beautiful and frightening. And where she must leave her old life behind to discover who she’s meant to become…
Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J Maas
From Celaena being an assassin to becoming a queen in her own right, this is definitely a must read! If you're in the mood for a long YA fantasy series, with some romance and a lot of action, this is for you. Especially if you love sassy main protagonists!
The first book's description:
After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.
Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her ... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.
Then one of the other contestants turns up dead ... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.
King of Scars
King of Scars is definitely one of my favourite books. Now, I know I say this with all my recommendations, but seriously! If you're up for some adventure with a bit of stuborn romance, definitely give this book a try. For me, this is one of the best books in the Grishaverse, mabey even the best. My favourite characters are definitely Zoya and Nikolai. I'll add the book description below for you to see.
Face your demons... or feed them.
The dashing young king, Nikolai Lantsov, has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country's bloody civil war--and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, Nikolai must find a way to refill Ravka's coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.
Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha general, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren't meant to stay buried--and some wounds aren't meant to heal.
The Folk of the Air series by Holly Black
The folk of the air series starts of with a character named Jude. Jude is human and living in a fairy world, that really has disadvantages. In this world, faeries cannot lie, but that does not stop betrayal at all. In fact, betrayal is probably their entertainment. Jude finds herself spun between the lies and truths of this faerie world, but she's also falling for a faerie prince. If you want to read an amazing fairytale story, this is for you!
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air)
One terrible morning, Jude and her sisters see their parents murdered in front of them. The terrifying assassin abducts all three girls to the world of Faerie, where Jude is installed in the royal court but mocked and tormented by the Faerie royalty for being mortal. As Jude grows older, she realises that she will need to take part in the dangerous deceptions of the fey to ever truly belong. But the stairway to power is fraught with shadows and betrayal. And looming over all is the infuriating, arrogant and charismatic Prince Cardan . .
The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2)
I have heard that for mortals, the feeling of falling in love is very like the feeling of fear. Jude has tricked Cardan onto the throne, binding him to her for a year and a day. But the new High King does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her, even as his fascination with her remains undimmed. Meanwhile, a traitor in the court is scheming against her. Jude must fight for her life and the lives of those she loves, all while battling her own complicated feelings for Cardan.
The Queen of Nothing [Hardcover] (The Folk of the Air #3):
After being pronounced Queen of Faerie and then abruptly exiled by the Wicked King Cardan, Jude finds herself unmoored, the queen of nothing. She spends her time with Vivi and Oak, watching reality television, and doing odd jobs, including squaring up to a cannibalistic faerie.When her twin sister Taryn shows up asking a favour, Jude jumps at the chance to return to the Faerie world, even if it means facing Cardan, who she loves despite his betrayal.
Six of crows duology by Leigh Bardugo
𝑺𝒊𝒙 𝒅𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒔 𝒐𝒖𝒕𝒄𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒔.
𝑶𝒏𝒆 𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒔𝒕.
If you're ready for a series full of action, twists and turns, mysterious backgrounds and more, this nook is definitely for you!
The Six of Crows duology consists out of two books: Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom.
It's a YA book series by Leigh Bardugo set in the Grisha world, the same world as the Grisha series.
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone. . . .
A convict with a thirst for revenge
A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager
A runaway with a privileged past
A spy known as the Wraith
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes
Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.
Crescent City by SJM
House of Earth and Blood is the first book in this series. Bryce's best friend was murdered. The murderer is still out there. Teaming up with Hunt, Bryce will stop at nothing to find the murderer, but things aren't as they seem. With lots of plot twists, romance and action, this is certainly the next book you should pick up. This is the first new adult fantasy book in the series. I personally can't wait for more!
Bound by blood.
Tempted by desire.
Unleashed by destiny.
Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.
Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose—to assassinate his boss’s enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he’s offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.
As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City’s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion—one that could set them both free, if they’d only let it.
With unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom—and the power of love.
A Court Of Thorns And Roses by SJM
Feyre finds herself in a new unimaginable world. She must now live in a world of fae, although everything in her world goes against fae. If you want to read a fantasy series with a lot of romance, this one is for you! This series is a New Adult series, although it was a YA first. The next book in the series will come out in Jan 2021.
First book description:
Feyre's survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price ...
Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre's presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.
Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard
We will rise red as the dawn! Mare Barrow is just a normal red girl, living a normal life until she discovers lightning. Where everything isn't as it seems and betrayal is always around the corner, this is definitely a book to keep you on the edge of your seat. If you're up for some amazing adventures, then this is for you. This series has 5 books.
Here's the first book's description:
This is a world divided by blood—red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power. Fearful of Mare's potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime. But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance—Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.