Top Ten Tuesday| Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Who Have Good Friends

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they provide a topic, and you choose ten book related things to answer the topic. This week was a more open week, where we got to choose a topic that ends the sentence ‘top ten books which feature characters who…’. I’ve chosen to do top ten books which feature characters who have good friends, which is a topic I actually struggled to get to ten on. In the end I got there, so here are my top ten:

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The Retribution of Mara Dyer – Michelle Hodkin

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Title: The Retribution of Mara Dyer
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Year: 2014
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Format: Paperback, 472 pages
ISBN: 9781471122002

 

This is the third and final books in the Mara Dyer trilogy, and will most definitely contain spoilers for the first two books. I’ve reviewed the first two books The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and the Evolution of Mara Dyer, so if you haven’t read all the books in this series, I would suggest reading my review for one of those first.

The Retribution of Mara Dyer was one of my most anticipated releases of 2014. I was one of those readers who has been a fan of Mara Dyer since close to book one’s release date. The publication date of Retribution got pushed back so much, it ended up being an almost two year wait for it. A two year wait that almost killed me. To top it all off, on it’s initial release, the paperback edition was not released, and as I have the OCD tendency where my book series need to match, I couldn’t just buy the hardback edition. Once I could finally buy the paperback, I could not find it anywhere in any Australian stores, so I ordered it online. That then took a further two weeks to arrive. On top of that, when it finally did arrive, I was in the middle of my final weeks of the semester for uni, meaning I couldn’t start reading it because I was too busy completing final assignments and studying for exams. Anyways, the point of this long paragraph is to show you the ordeal I went through to read this book, and to kind of show that after all that, my expectations were fairly high. On completion of reading I would say I was disappointed, but not completely disappointed. The one positive to not getting to read this close to its release was that I got to hear about everyone else’s disappointment and lessen my expectations.

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Top Ten Tuesday: All Time Favourite Authors

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they provide a topic, and you choose ten book related things to answer the topic. This week is top ten favourite authors of all time. This is going to be difficult! There are so many amazing authors to only choose ten! I was going to write under each one why I love them, but it mostly ended up being the same for each one. I love their writing styles, their world building, their characters. I love that I can get lost in the worlds of any of them and just not want to stop reading!

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