Hello! I am back for another Top 5 Wednesday. As usual, I'm doing it differently because apparently I'm a rule breaker now. So, I didn't like the topic of this week which was "Bad Ass Characters" because I feel like this sort of topic is reserved for fantasy type books. Because really, there's no bad arse characters in contemporary books. So I have chosen a topic from the previous month since I haven't done it. Obviously.
I didn't know that I had read so many self-published books to be honest. But I was going through a list on Goodreads, and quite a few of my favourites were on here so it was actually quite hard to narrow it down.
5. Never Never by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
This is a YA romance suspense type novel, which I thoroughly enjoyed. It's in three parts and I would recommend that if you do read them, make sure you are able to read all three at once because if you wait too long, you'll forget stuff and it just won't be as good. I really liked hte writing in this too. I'm not sure who wrote what parts but I really want to check out some of Tarryn Fisher's work now. If you liked The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin you will like this.
4. Easy by Tammara Webber
I feel like this book is a little bit under appreciated in the book community, and I had no idea it was self published! I think the cover is horrible, but the story... so good! Definitely give it a go if you like New Adult. it does deal with themes of rape so keep that in mind.
3. Slammed by Colleen Hoover
Again, no idea that this was self published! I think this is Colleen Hoover's first book (and also my first CoHo). I really loved this. It's about a young girl who moves to a new house with her mum and littler brother(I think) and then she meets her next door neighbour and they hit it off. BUT THEN she finds out that he is actually her teacher BOOM BOOM BOOM! Basically it's Ezra and Arias relationship from PLL, but way better and way more heartbreaking, and way less infuriating. Side note, it seems kind of creepy that he's a teacher, but he's basically a student teacher without the supervisor (because he's still studying). Just read it, it's great.
2. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
My most recent CoHo novel (not including Never Never's because they're novellas). I loved this book. It was so dramatic and suspensful at times, but also light hearted, but also mysterious and it was just great. The romance was kind of iffy at times, but I can look past that one thing that happened that I didn't like, because the rest of it was fantastic. Also didn't know this was self published! Fun fact!!
1. The Score by Elle Kennedy
And my favourite self published novel I have read! This book, actually this whole series is fantastic but particularly this book, is phenomenal. I swear I love it even more as time passes. I loved the romance in this, there were no cliche's that I was tired of seeing. Both of the characters were equal and were confident in each other. I just love it. There was no insta love. It was all around, a fantastic novel and I recommend it to everyone! Probably not those under 16 and probably not to people who don't like romance, because then you won't like this book. But nevertheless, this book is fantastic. It was my first 5 star read of 2016 (just FYI).
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