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Possibly Favourite Book of the Year - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas [Review]

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

"What's the point of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn't be?"

Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.


Top Ten Tuesday # 2 : Scary Books on my TBR

Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Follow the link to know more about the meme and join up!
The theme for this Tuesday is Halloween Related Freebie and I've chosen to do 'Scary Books on my TBR'. As I mentioned in my Halloween Read-A-Thon TBR post I've not read much horror novels so I've decided to read at least 10 Scary books by the end of this year! Wish me luck :)

1. Asylum by Madeleine Roux - Do you see the cover? This book looks so creepy! It's part of my Halloween Read-A-Thon TBR list so I hope to read it by the end of this month

2. Anna Dressed in Blood  by Kendare Blake- I nice mix of horror and YA! Yet to read it but it's part of the Read-A-Thon too so hopefully will read this by the end of the month.

3. The Girl with all the Gifts by M.R.Carey - This book was recommended to me by a friend on Goodreads and after reading the blurb, I'm really intrigued! To cap it all off, it's a zombie book!

4. And The Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich - The Title and Cover are scary enough! I saw it in a lot of people's Halloween Read-A-Thon TBR and have decided to give it a try!

5. The Shining by Stephen King - I have two words for you. Stephen King.

6. Let the Right one In by John Ajvide Lindqvist - Because It's a vampire novel; scary vampire novel; WITHOUT sparkly vampires falling in love with human girls. 

7. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King - Because it's Stephen King guys and I'm in love with the cover. Also It's the Shining #2 !!

8. The Deviants by C.J.Skuse - Because the Cover people! And the Tagline "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves".

9. Dracula by Bram Stoker - Because I haven't read this book yet! Am pretty sure I'm among the minority who haven't read this book yet!

10. Follow You Home by Mark Edwards - This book has such a creepy, chilling blurb! Reserving it for reading when I've read enough Horror novels. Maybe then it won't be too scary!

So what's on your Top Ten Tuesday? Comment and leave a link below so I can return the favour!


  1. Oooh creepy! I'm longing to read Dracula; I love all things Gothic and scary :)
    Check out the post I did a few days ago on Halloween books & films:
    Freaky Films and Scary Stories

    1. Yeah :) I'm so looking forward to reading a lotta creepy books!!

      Sure thing :)

  2. The Shining still gives me the creeps when I see it. It's been a long time since I have read the book. Great list, Uma and thank you for stopping by. :)

    1. I should really get over my fear and read it soon! :P Thanks Jess :)

  3. Let The Right One In is one of my favorites! It also made my list! Great Top Ten :D My Top Ten Tuesday!

    1. I keep hearing such good things about the book :) Thank you :)

  4. What a great list ! I love some of the covers.
    My TTT.

  5. Just finished the Shining, it was great and really creepy! I haven't read most of the others, but I do want to read Girl with all the Gifts!

    1. Oooo..Will read it soon :)Yeah a lot of people recommended Girl with the gifts to me :)

  6. And the Trees Crept In has a fantastic cover! It intrigues me enough to go see what the story is about. :)

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland, Uma. :)

    1. I know right! It's really curious and creepy!

      You're welcome Rissi :)

  7. I have seen " The Girls with All The Gifts" like a million times looking at these lists, so I am super intrigued! I also saw a preview for the movie, looks spooky! But I definitely want to read the book first.

    My TTT:

    1. I haven't seen the preview! I should definitely see it! Yeah I prefer to read the books before I see the movie :)

      Going over to check out your list!

  8. ohhh i love anna and i hope you do too!

    1. I finished reading it recently!! Really liked it :) :)

  9. I'm not much of a horror person either ^^

    Ohhh, Anna Dressed in Blood! I very much enjoyed that book. It was very easy to get into. Creepy, yes, but not "oh god, I don't think I'll be able to sleep tonight" kind of creepy.
    I hope you'll enjoy it!
    Looking forwars to hearing your thoughts.

    I heard about The Girl With All the Gifts countless of times before. Each time it sounds even more interesting. I definitely need to get to it too.
    There is also a movie already!

    You should also add The Call by Peadar O' Guilin to your creepy-horror TBR. It's so fitting. And a fantastic book, too.
    That coming from someone who doesn't like horror much.

    I really like your blog design, Uma. It gives me a sense of calm and happiness. Like books (:

    1. I'm done with Anna Dressed in Blood :) Really liked it! I'm giving it four hearts :) The review will be up soon! Exactly! It didn't scare me at all and I'm quite a wimp :P

      I heard about the movie just a couple of days ago! Definitely need to check it out!

      Oooo...Just checked out The Call on Goodreads and am intrigued! Definitely going into my TBR!

      Awww.. Thank you so much Zoey! I worked on my blog design a lot to make it look the way it does and it's really nice to hear such great things about it from people :)


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