My Favourite Stand-alones

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This post is all about my favourite stand-alones that I’ve read. We all enjoy a good trilogy from time to time but to be honest, I love reading stand-alones because in my opinion some trilogies get boring in the second book, so without further ado lets get to it!

Here I’m going to show my most favourites in different genres so you can pick the genre you’re most interested in! And I love all of these equally, I cannot pick my most favourite between them.

1) Thriller: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

My favourite author for thriller stories is Gillian Flynn. She is absolutely amazing and I think Gone Girl was a masterpiece! It might be slow at the start but as you get more into it, it just gets better and better. It is so cleverly written and I think it’s definitely a must read for all you thriller lovers out there!

Click for my full review on Gone Girl

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2) Vampire-esque: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

I absolutely love vampire books but nowadays most vampire books are based on a love triangle or just romance. I think that’s great but it gets kind of repetitive when you read a lot of vampire books and I thought that diversity in this genre was gone but Holly Black proved me wrong! I think this is the only stand-alone I’ve read that is about vampires and it has such a unique story. This is definitely a must-read!

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3) Zombie-esque: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

I usually run away from stories that have zombies in them. They don’t sound attractive to me and I just dislike anything with zombies in them BUT this book was just perfection. I never thought I would be able to read a story like this, It’s fast-paced and beautifully written. I loved the hint of humour that was present in the book, it really brightened my mood. I think Isaac Marion did a great job creating this destroyed world and all of the characters included in it. It was such an adorable and heart-wrenching story so if it sounds interesting, I really suggest picking it up!

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4) Romance: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Words cannot describe how much I loved this book! It’s so simple yet so powerful because Rainbow Rowell makes you feel emotions that you never thought would be possible to be written down. Even if it’s a young adult book, I still recommend it to everyone! It’s such a heart-breaking and beautiful story.

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5) Humor/realistic fiction: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Apart from ‘The Fault in Our Stars’, this book was also one of my favourites and it is written by two of my favourites authors! It was such a unique story and even though I did get confused at the start, but I could not put it down! I read it in a few days and absolutely enjoyed it. If you have enjoyed John Green’s and David Levithan’s books then you really need to read this!

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6) Mystery/psychology: The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer

And last but not least, I recommend The Shock of the Fall. I was absolutely blown away by the way it was written and seriously recommend it!

Click here to find out more about this amazing book

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Top 5 series that you need to read in your life

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These are the series/trilogies that I really recommend trying if you haven’t already! I’m going to start from my most favourites and talk briefly about each one so lets get started!

The Hunger Games

The first trilogy that I really recommend reading is the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Now I know that most of you have read it but those of you that haven’t, get to it! I was on elf the people that kept running away from reading this trilogy because of all the hype that surrounded it but I am so glad that I did! And as you can see it is now one of my favourite trilogies EVER!

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Vampire Academy

Even though I haven’t completed the whole series yet (which I will pretty soon) I am definite that Vampire Academy is one of my favourite vampire series. What kept pushing me away from the series was that there were 6 books. But as I picked up the first book, I knew I just had to read more! The series just gets better and better as you go on. I am sure that I need to read Richelle Mead’s Bloodline series soon. So I highly recommend this series to all of you out there 🙂

Click for my Vampire Academy review 

Click for my Frost Bite review

Click for my Shadow Kiss review  

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Divergent

The third trilogy is Divergent by Veronica Roth. I really enjoyed reading this trilogy and I think anyone who hasn’t read it yet, really needs to! But I will say that I kept getting more and more annoyed as I got to the third book and the third book ind of disappointed me. The whole two point of views did not work for me. Both Tris and Four were really annoying. I know I sound like I hated the trilogy but I think over all the whole idea of the books were interesting and between them, Divergent is definitely my favourite. So if you have not read it yet, it’s time.

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The Selection

The fourth trilogy that I highly recommend is The Selection by Kiera Cass. I absolutely LOVED this trilogy from the start till the end. It is such a fun and fast-paced read and I really enjoyed it! I think the whole idea of it was unique and the last book was a great conclusion to the whole series. I would have liked to read more of The Selection, I think it would’ve been even more amazing if we got to explore the world that Kiera Cass had created because I found it really clever and interesting. It is a girly book but not cheesy or at least it wasn’t for me, so do give it a try!

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Delirium 

And my last recommendation is the Delirium trilogy by Lauren Oliver. I couldn’t makeup my mind about this one because I was stuck between Delirium and Matched trilogy. Both had some negative aspects to them but I think Delirium trilogy was my favourite. The story was unique because nowadays in the YA genre we always have love triangles and it really caught my attention when I saw that love was seen as a ‘disease’ in this book. I really enjoyed each book even though the ending to it was a bit disappointing. But I really recommend reading it!deliriumpandemoniumRequiem

So that is it for my top 5 series/trilogies. Hope you give them a try and please don’t forget to share your thoughts!