Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday – Books with Creepy Settings


Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Lainey – and is  now hosted by Sam@thoughtsontomes you can click on this link to find out how to join.


So I haven’t done a top 5 wednesday in months and as I havent been posting much lately I thought I would get back in the game with this. This weeks topic is all about books with creepy setting all of these books I have read and are quite dark and eerie… the perfect read for Halloween.


‘An electrifyingly creepy tale likely to haunt young readers for many moons…. a real bedtime-buster’. Read an exclusive excerpt at BookBrowse today. Reading age approx. 9 yrs +.

The day after they moved in, Coraline went exploring….

In Coraline’s family’s new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close.

The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.

Only it’s different.

At first, things seem marvelous in the other flat. The food is better. The toy box is filled with wind-up angels that flutter around the bedroom, books whose pictures writhe and crawl and shimmer, little dinosaur skulls that chatter their teeth. But there’s another mother, and another father, and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.

Other children are trapped there as well, lost souls behind the mirrors. Coraline is their only hope of rescue. She will have to fight with all her wits and all the tools she can find if she is to save the lost children, her ordinary life, and herself.

Critically acclaimed and award-winning author Neil Gaiman will delight readers with his first novel for all ages

Bird Box

Something is out there, something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse of it, and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.

Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remains, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now that the boy and girl are four, it’s time to go, but the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat–blindfolded–with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children’s trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. Something is following them all the while, but is it man, animal, or monster?

Interweaving past and present, Bird Box is a snapshot of a world unraveled that will have you racing to the final page.

The Darkest Part of the Forest

Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.

Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.

At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.

Until one day, he does…

As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?

Night Film

Brilliant, haunting, breathtakingly suspenseful, Night Film is a superb literary thriller by the New York Times bestselling author of the blockbuster debut Special Topics in Calamity Physics.

On a damp October night, the body of young, beautiful Ashley Cordova is found in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. By all appearances her death is a suicide – but investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. Though much has been written about the dark and unsettling films of Ashley’s father, Stanislas Cordova, very little is known about the man himself. As McGrath pieces together the mystery of Ashley’s death, he is drawn deeper and deeper into the dark underbelly of New York City and the twisted world of Stanislas Cordova, and he begins to wonder – is he the next victim?

In this novel, the dazzlingly inventive writer Marisha Pessl offers a breathtaking mystery that will hold you in suspense until the last page is turned.


Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. Sales are down, security cameras reveal nothing, and store managers are panicking.

To unravel the mystery, three employees volunteer to work a nine-hour dusk-till-dawn shift. In the dead of the night, they’ll patrol the empty showroom floor, investigate strange sights and sounds, and encounter horrors that defy the imagination.

A traditional haunted house story in a thoroughly contemporary setting, Horrorstör comes packaged in the form of a glossy mail order catalog, complete with product illustrations, a home delivery order form, and a map of Orsk’s labyrinthine showroom.

So there it is my top 5 books that have creepy settings. Have you read any of these or have any recommendations.

Thanks for reading

Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 favourite Villains

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Lainey – and is  now hosted by Sam@thoughtsontomes you can click on this link to find out how to join.

So this week is favourite villains, I think for this topic you have to either read loads of fantasy or Comics/Graphic Novels… which I haven’t unfortunately. Though the ones I have picked I think are pretty badass.

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Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)

The Darkling from Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Trilogy is a pretty hot villain. He is so badass but it makes you want him more. I totally ship Alina and The Darkling.

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A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)

Amarantha from A Court Of Thorns And Roses. She was pure evil and sadistic but what an amazing villain – I loved reading about her and actually wanted more.

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Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)

AIDAN from Illuminae has to be one of my favourite villains – who thought a computer could be so badass, it just blew my mind.

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Lord Ballister Blackheart from Nimona is probably one of the most sweetest of villains. He’s a villain but for a good cause and then there is his relationship with Nimona and obviously Goldenloin.

Ready Player One

Nolan Sorrento in Ready Player one, I wouldn’t classify him as a villain per se but he is determined to get what he wants and no one will get in his way.

I really need to read more fantasy with badass villains – let me know if you have read these and your thoughts.

Thanks for reading




Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday – Books I want to Re-read

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Lainey – and is  now hosted by Sam@thoughtsontomes you can click on this link to find out how to join.

This weeks topic is all about the books that I want to re-read! Now I am not really someone who will re-read books, there are too many books in the world that I want to read and I don’t have enough time to do that so I don’t want to be wasting precious time that I have with books I have already read. If someone forced me to re-read some books, these would be the ones I pick lol.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

These are the only books I have actually re-read(1-4) and will probably be the only ones too especially as the Illustrated versions by Jim Kay are just beautiful.

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)

I know I am cheating here using 2 books, but I really enjoyed both of these and wouldn’t mind going back to them…..can’t wait for A Court of Wings and Ruin.


I love Rainbow Rowell books and I really enjoyed this contemporary, the romance is so cute and Levi was my first fictional crush.

Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)

I love love love this book, everything about it was amazing even though it made me cry. I don’t know about you sometimes I just need a good cry – so I could re-read this and it would do the trick.

Ready Player One

Another great book, this book had so many 80’s references,gaming  and amazing world building that I wouldn’t mind delving back into this.

So there is my top 5 books that I wouldn’t mind re-reading. Have you read these? Are you a re-reader?

Thanks for reading

Louise x

Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday – Character’s I used to love but don’t anymore!

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Lainey – and is  now hosted by Sam@thoughtsontomes you can click on this link to find out how to join.

I don’t have many characters where I really liked them and then hated them, so I might mix this up a little and may choose characters that I didn’t like to like as well. I usually really love characters all they way through the book or I hate them and never warm to them.

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)

Tamlin – I think this is an obvious one for a lot of people. In ACOTAR I was swept along with the lust and relationship of Tamlin and Feyre. I thought the protectiveness was cute until I read ACOMAF and then you start to realise that the relationship was not that healthy and that it was bordering on abusive.

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)

Alina – I am not a massive fan of the Grisha world (unpopular opinion time). In Shadow and Bone I liked Alina, I didn’t love her but she was ok other than her feelings of inept. It all changed in Siege and Storm, she just got on my nerves constantly worrying about Mal and just whining – well at the moment I just can’t stand her. Hopefully she redeems herself in Ruin and Rising.

Stealing Snow (Stealing Snow, #1)

Snow – I didn’t love her but she was ok to start with! Then she got to Algid and was just really selfish, making stupid decisions and then wanting to get it on with every boy who looked at her…. urgh!

You (You, #1)

Joe – This one I am changing around a bit. Joe is this creepy stalker bloke that gets obsessed with girls he meets and then just hacks into all the social media accounts and stalks the shit out of people – to say he is weird is an understatement.  WOAH HOLD THE F@#KING DOOR, I start to feel sorry for him and start liking him because the woman he is stalking is an absolute bitch and treats him like shit. Damn you Kepnes for making me like a stalker.


Not quite 5 but I really enjoyed thinking about the characters in the book. Do you have any characters you loved but now hate or even the other way round?

Thanks for reading

Louise xx

Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday – books I recently added to my wishlist/TBR

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Lainey – and is  now hosted by Sam@thoughtsontomes you can click on this link to find out how to join.

First off I know it’s Thursday and this is late but I have been busy. Anyway this weeks topic is my last 5 books added to my TBR pile. I love these Meme’s because I get to see what you all want to read and probably get some more ideas of books I want to read.

Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy, #1)

The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1)

Big Little Lies

Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon

Giant Days, Vol. 1

And I Darken (Conqueror's Saga, #1)

After Alice

Ok so I went a bit over the 5 but these are the books that I have added to my TBR recently. Have you read any of these? or recently added them to your TBR…let me know.