Top Five Books That Will Probably Consume My Soul (ft. a precious webcomic)

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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


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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.


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.



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2. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab


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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????


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3. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles


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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


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4. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan


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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.


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5. First & Then by Emma Mills


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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.


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Captive Prince trilogy by C.S Pacat


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Average Goodreads Rating: 3.96


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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.

siblings whatcanyado

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.


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Have you read any of these & are my predictions accurate??

Have you read Fence? It’s so wonderful but unfairly short, life is disappointing.


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65 thoughts on “Top Five Books That Will Probably Consume My Soul (ft. a precious webcomic)

    • malanielovesfiction says:

      I can’t wait to meet sweet smol Perc!!! I’m even doing a buddy read for him bc he’s so special, I can already sense his specialness xD & I miss Roald so much! my first real fangirl obsession was over his collective works, him and Junie B Jones + Grim Sisters Fairy Tale Detectives c:


  1. tasya @ the literary huntress says:

    I LOVE PERFECT CHEMISTRY! I wasn’t convinced at first because yo that guy on the cover is cute but the cover looks cheap af. And tbh the premise sounds like something already done 10000x. But for some reason, this book really captures my heart and the story went so much deeper than what I expected!

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      oh myyy I just read the entire thing in two sittings, DEVON IS MY HERO OH GODDD. I love that precious darling girl so much,,,for instance when she LEAPS into the pool to save her special boy oh god,,,and the friendship grilled cheese thing I CANNOT BREATHE. and how much her little brother hero worships her and she protects him.

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  2. emmareadstoomuch says:

    “””a darker shade of magic””” “””soft”””

    prepare for death.

    but also i highkey am planning an emma mills reread for the summer and am so hoping first & then is as soft and sweet and fun and fluff as i remember

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  3. andywinder says:

    Dude I’ve been meaning to check out Perfect Chemistry since I was in, like, middle school. This might just be the push I need to read it. Let me know if it lives up to your expectations. And The Lightning Thief is a classic 🙂

    Also jeez, that Mechanical Heart book sounds really good as well. Thanks for the recs even though you haven’t read them yet, haha!

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      doesn’t it sound like one of those books that you expect to be cheesy af but are actually works of f’ing art????? my hopes are so high sdkfjskl
      also I binged mechanical heart last night and YOU’D LOVE IT SM. It’s so hilarious and surprisingly deep, and Abel is my new smol flower of light.


  4. Mandy 💙 Book Princess Reviews (@_bookprincess_) says:

    Omigosh, this post was fantastic. XD Not only did it bring me a new book that I’m now SUPER excited for, I can whip out one of my favorite things ever: Perfect Chemistry book trailer first edition.

    First, I totally think you’re going to love A Darker Shade of Magic and The Lightning Thief. I didn’t quite believe the hype, but they so lived up to it.

    How to Repair a Mechanical Heart sounds AMAZING, and I’m so sold. *already opening a goodreads tab to add it*

    Lastly, Perfect Chemistry. OMG. I read it when I was a wee book lass, and it’s cheesy as af, but kind of those things you just go with? XD It’s still in my book heart for the childhood memories, but, um, be a bit prepared. Also, it still provides me with this ICONIC book trailer that has me forever crying: She tried to make a weird rap video where they just keep repeating, “it’s a book”?

    Fantastic post as always, and you brought me all the feels, lol. XD

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      oh myyyyyy TYSM sldkjaslks
      i just started mechanical heart and oh godddd i can’t stop smiling at THESE BOIs THEY ARE SO CUTTTEEEEE WHYYY
      &&& that book trailer. i’m dying this makes me so happy i am blessed
      “it’s as book…enrich yo’self…READ”


    • malanielovesfiction says:

      i’m so excited to read perfect chemisrty sdkjfslkjd
      also please read Captive Prince bc you desrve happiness omg I just read it over the weekend *the entire trilogy… bc I have no life* and LAURENT AND DAMEN ARE SMOL BEANS


  5. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    So I may be hyping this up even more to impossible levels but yes to A Darker Shade of Magic!!! That’s my all-time favourite series by one of my all-time favourite authors and I just love it so much. I hope you manage to get around to it soon and I really really hope it lives up to your five-star prediction for it as well. 🙂
    Also The Lightning Thief is a great read too. I’ve loved all of Rick Riordan’s books I’ve picked up so far, and I can’t wait to get around to the rest of his releases.
    Happy reading! 😀 ❤

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  6. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve read A darker Shade of Magic and hope ti finish it soon! Kell is adorable, I think you’re going to LOVE this series.
    Percy Jackson is waiting….
    And I’ve just heard about First & Then and I kind of now can’t wait to read it? It sounds so cute! And I read another Emma Mills book and it was just adorable, so yes, I need to read this soon!

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      oh god you know i love adorable characters, especially if they have a smol name like Kelll
      & percccccyyyyyyyyy?????????
      and YES it seems so cute, I’m so ready to meet a sporty modern Darcy, my expectations are so high


  7. Shanah - Bionic Book Worm says:

    What a great list! I’ve heard great things about all of these and need to get to a few of them myself! I still haven’t read The Lightening Thief but I’ve had them on my shelf for the longest time. *hides in shame*
    Thanks for participating – added you to the list 🙂

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  8. ArtsandHobbies2006 says:

    To be honest, the only one I read out of those was Percy Jackson and that was about…. 2 or 3 years ago?? Something like that. I haven’t finished the series; I only started the third book and never got back to it LOL.

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  9. bwbookreviewers says:

    Chantel and I are the only ones who found A Darker Shade of Magic lacking, then we utterly despised the sequel to it. So, while everyone else loves it, it was just an okay book.

    But I do love the Captive Prince trilogy!

    – Caidyn

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