This Top Five Tuesday from Bionic Book Worm features me nurturing and protecting my tbr which I care about with all my heart just look how precious it is???
1. How to Repair a Mechanical Heart by J.C. Lillis
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.96
There is nothing more perfect and pure in this world than this premise, just prepare yourself for this.
Two precious boys, 18 yo Brandon and Abel, are devoted to characters Cadmus and Sim from the Internet’s third most popular Castaway Planet vlog, but they don’t want Captain Cadmus and android Sim to fall in love (bc parallels!)
“Cadsim” fangirls want Cadmus to melt Sim’s mechanical heart (YASSS PLEASSSEEEEE) by the end of Season 5 (this sounds like my life) and Brandon and Abel are so offended that they go on an RV summer road trip to the Castaway Planet convention, prepared to sink this ship once and for all by interviewing the cast.
MYYYY FANBOYS DEFENDING THEIR FICTIONAL CRUSHES AGAINST ANYTHING & EVERYTHING & THEY FALL IN LOVE WITH EACH OTHER,,, when did I die and ascend??
these two are already my sunshines.
Also, part of the reason the boys themselves don’t get together at first is because Abel has a beautiful boyfriend with tattoos but let’s please acknowledge that fangirls and boys are instantly more attractive than everyone else on the planet.
I hope this is the life lesson we receive at the end.
2. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.08
This is a YA Fantasy Adventure about Kell, one of the last Antari magicians, able to travel through parallel Londons (London varieties include: Red, White, Grey, & Black.) Already this is so cool?????? Metaphorical Werewolves of London Fantasy aesthetic.
Kell was raised in Arnes (Red London) and is an ambassador. He also low-key smuggles people through the different Londons.
WhAT COuLD POsSIbLy gO wROnG????
3. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.07
I was surprised that so many people love this book considering the cover looks low-budget af. But sometimes covers filter out the weak-willed and only the strongest possible fandom emerges. this could be that case guys.
Brittany Ellis walks into Chemistry class her senior year and is forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, who has made a bet that he can lure Brittany into his life.
But he soon realizes! (oh sh*t whaddya know??) she’s a person with feelings and intelligence.
This could either be the most annoying story ever conceived OR severely artistic???
I get Breakfast Club vibes okkkkkkk
4. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.23
I am the last soul on earth who hasn’t read this series, but note my childhood was basically Roald Dahl or nothing.
HOWEVER I’m already in love with Percy and just look at him on the cover bravely going through the ocean in stormy weather, look at my son.
5. First & Then by Emma Mills
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.92
Pride and Prejudice meets Friday Night Lights contemporary with the sporht and family and I accept these adorable smol butterflies.
And it’s only 272 pgs which means it would be criminal not to read it and in fact read it in one fell swoop.
Captive Prince trilogy by C.S Pacat
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.96
Because I’m in love with C.S Pacat’s webcomic “Fence” and I require more Pacat in my life for happiness.
“Captive Prince” follows Damen, a warrior hero to his people and heir to the throne of Akielos. But his brother outright betrays our poor angel and he’s sent to live as a slave in an enemy kingdom hell.
His new master is Prince Laurent, who is generally just a mean person.
But he’s also smol and sensitive and wants to be a real Prince and get the Veretian throne, and his new marshmallow Damen might be able to help??
But Damen must never reveal his real identity or else bad things will certainly happen. I think this is going to be a glorious trilogy??? especially if the characters are anything like by true dears from “Fence,” Nicholas and Seiji.
Have you read any of these & are my predictions accurate??
Have you read Fence? It’s so wonderful but unfairly short, life is disappointing.