Five Star Predictions – Round Three!

Hello, bookworms! During Blogtober and Blogmas we decided to try to predict a few books that we thought would be five star reads (find them here and here). We thought it was fun to predict what books we might love and then see how right or wrong we were, so, we decided to keep it going outside of October and December. Today we are going to wrap up our last five predictions and then come up with some new books that we think we will love. We both will be choosing books we already own (or plan to buy soon) because we’re working on getting our TBR that we own a bit smaller.

Amanda’s Prediction Wrap Up

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
I haven’t managed to pick this one up yet. It’s on my list for the summer, so hopefully soon.

The Ever Cruel Kingdom by Rin Chupeco
I was right with my prediction! I absolutely loved this book. The characters are amazing and the things they do and go through made the story so great. I highly recommend this series. The world is fascinating. There’s compelling characters and relationships.

Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center
This one wasn’t 5 stars, but I did enjoy it. I think it was really interesting to read about a female firefighter moving from a station she considers home to one that has some really terrible opinions on female firefighters. I didn’t love the romance, but I liked the main character.

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart
I didn’t read this one yet. I really want to, but I’ve been rereading a lot lately instead of reading new things.

The Ravens by Danielle Paige & Kass Morgan
While this wasn’t quite 5 stars, I had a really good time reading it. I think it would have been higher rated for me if not for the petty dislike between the two main characters. This was resolved before the end of the book, thankfully. I liked the magic and the sisterhood and I’m definitely excited for the sequel.

Antonia’s Predictions Wrap Up

Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam
I LOVED this one. Definitely five stars. The characters were amazing, well developed and each had their own unique personalities. The futuristic world was so cool and I really appreciated seeing all the little details of it. I can’t wait for the second book.

To Sleep in A Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini
I still haven’t been able to get to this one but I’m hoping to soon.

The Awakening by Nora Roberts
I also really loved this one and Nora’s forever my favorite so five stars for this one too. I can’t wait to see where the rest of this story goes.

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
I think this one fell just a smidge short of five stars only because Apollo’s narration took a little getting used to. I liked his character development and I get that his arrogance and non-human traits are sort of the point but it was really weird having a protagonist that’s so unlikable.

Stardust by Neil Gaiman
I’d have to give this one four stars. I really enjoyed it and I’ve loved the movie for years. Some of the differences from the movie I liked and some I didn’t but it was a really fun read.

These are our previous predictions and what we thought about the books. I think we did had a mix of books we loved and just liked. For the next round of predictions, we’re going to keep it to three since neither of us have been managing to read all five predictions.

Amanda’s Predictions

Miss Meteor by Anna-Marie McLemore & Tehlor Kay Mejia

Jade City by Fonda Lee

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Antonia’s Predictions

The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Legacy by Nora Roberts

These are our next three predictions, a few books we think we will completely love. Do you have any books you own that you think will be five star reads?

Blogmas Day Twelve: Five Star Predictions – Round Two

Hello, bookworms! Today’s post is going to be a continuation of one of our blogtober posts (find it here.) For blogtober, we talked about some books that we thought would be new favorites and that we would probably rate five stars. So, we’re going to wrap up those five predictions, whether we managed to read them and what our actual ratings were.

Amanda’s Predictions Wrap Up

The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith
I did indeed rate this book five stars. I think I also rated the sequel five stars. This book was amazing and I highly recommend it.

The Love That Split the World  by Emily Henry
This was my last Emily Henry book that I needed to read and I completely loved it.

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
I haven’t managed to read this one yet, but I’m planning to get to it in early 2021.

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
McLemore’s prose is nothing short of incredible. This book was a balm on my soul, full of bisexual, Latinx women and flower magic.

Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia
I stand by the fact that every single Rick Riordan Presents book is perfection. Tehlor Kay Mejia blew me away with this middle-grade debut. I loved every minute of the audiobook.

Antonia’s Predictions Wrap Up

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
I absolutely LOVED this book. It has such a unique setting and fun, flawed characters. So many crazy things happened at the end that I can’t wait to see where the series goes next. It definitely met my five star prediction.

Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam
I wasn’t able to get around to reading this one but I still have high hopes for it.

Rules for Being a Girl by Candice Bushnell & Katie Cotugno
I also wasn’t able to read this one but I’m hoping to very soon.

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini
I’ve already bought this one so I’m definitely reading it soon but work has been crazy so I haven’t been able to read as much recently as I wanted to.

The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
Unfortunately I haven’t been able to finish this one. I’m about halfway through and so far I’m mostly loving it. I’m really enjoying the characters and setting. Right now, I just feel like I’m getting more questions than answers but in the good way that keeps you hooked into the story. It’s hard to say where the story will take me next but so far I think this one’s fitting with my original prediction.

Now, that we’ve wrapped up the five predictions we each made and attempted to read, we’re going to make five more predictions. We thought this was a super fun post idea and want to continue it. We’re thinking it’ll be a seasonal thing or we’ll just check in once we’ve read all of our predictions. I guess you’ll find out when we post our next round, hah!

Amanda’s Predictions

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

The Ever Cruel Kingdom by Rin Chupeco

Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

The Ravens by Danielle Paige & Kass Morgan

Antonia’s Predictions

Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam

To Sleep in A Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

The Awakening by Nora Roberts

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Do you have any books that you thought would be five stars and they were?