Hello again 🙂 It is Tuesday once again which means we get another Top 5 Tuesday topic to talk about and this weeks topic may actually be my favourite so far! If you didn’t already know the Top 5 Tuesday meme was created by Shanah over at the Bionicbookworm and every week we get an exciting bookish topic to talk about. So this weeks topic is the top 5 books I predict will be five star reads. I really enjoyed talking about this topic just because I get to talk about some of my all time favourite things and how they relate to the books that I choose to read and that end up being my all time favourite books. Predicting five star reads has become slightly harder lately as I am becoming more critical with the books that I read but there are definitely some books that are so amazing that they deserve five stars and I think that the books that I am about to talk about definitely fit that bill. So lets talk about some books that I predict will be five star reads;
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
I am currently reading and loving this book and I really think that it is going to be a five star read. The synopsis of this book really called out to me as I love reading about utopian societies and how they function as well as how it has affected the people within it. This book is super interesting and I and cannot wait to see how it ends.
Thou shalt kill.
A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.
Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
This duology has received nothing but glowing reviews and I am sure that I will enjoy it too. The characters seem to be one of the best aspects of this series which I am really excited for since I love snarky and sarcastic characters who maybe have some personal flaws. The plot is also really interesting since it is based around a heist.
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…
A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
This book just really appeals to my extreme love of CSI (I have watched every single episode of every type of CSI ever made, I may have a bit of a problem, haha). I think that it is just such a cool idea, going into the forensic science from that time and surrounding a really prolific serial killer just sounds so interesting. I have heard great things about this book as well as its sequels and I really think that I will love it.
Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.
Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
After reading The Night Circus I am really wanting to read something else that is based around a circus and this book in particular has such a mystery aspect that I am really excited to read it. I really enjoy suspenseful reads and I am hoping that I don’t see the twists coming so that I can enjoy it as much as possible 🙂
Remember, it’s only a game…
Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over.
But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.
Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic. And whether Caraval is real or not, Scarlett must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over or a dangerous domino effect of consequences will be set off, and her beloved sister will disappear forever.
Welcome, welcome to Caraval…beware of getting swept too far away.
The Diviners by Libba Bray
This one is similar to Stalking Jack the Ripper in the fact that my love of CSI really drew me to it but this book also has a lot of paranormal themes which I think will make the book so interesting. The occult side of the murders also sounds really interesting as a lot of CSI type dramas now (such as Criminal Minds, which I also love) really delve into the psyche of killers and that is super interesting to me (but that may only be because I studied criminology at university, haha).
Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.
Evie worries he’ll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.
As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta is running from her past. A student named Jericho hides a shocking secret. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened.
So those are the books that I think that I will love when I read them. If you guys have read any of these books let me know what you thought of them 🙂
Thank you for reading!