Top 5 Tuesday: 5 Star Predictions

Happy Tuesday!

I find it so hard to judge just from the description of a book what rating I’d give it. But sometimes you just get a feeling about a certain book, and you just know that it’ll end up getting 5 stars. I really hope that when I eventually read the books on this list that I’ll love them and give them a high rating!

Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm and each week there’s a different bookish topic to discuss. If you’re interested in participating, or checking out Shanah’s blog, click here!

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

good girl's guide to murder

I met the author at YALC last year and ever since she described the book to me and my friend, I’ve been hyped to read it. It sounds like it’s going to be a really intense and gripping read and I can’t wait to get my hands on it in a few weeks!

The case is closed. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it.
But having grown up in the same small town that was consumed by the murder, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn’t so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final year project, she starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants to stay hidden. And if the real killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pip from the truth?

Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan

wicked saints

This book just sounds so good and all the reviews I’ve seen have been really positive so far. I JUST NEED THE BOOK NOW.

A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.
A prince in danger must decide who to trust.
A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.
Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer

When I finally get the courage to read this book, I definitely think it will be worthy of 5 stars. It sounds incredible!

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.
What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?
The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff


I’ve read the Illuminae series by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman and if that’s anything to go by, then I have a feeling that I will be just as obsessed with this series too.

In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.
Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.
Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.
Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir


Everything about this book sounds like something that I would love… especially the fact that it’s inspired by Ancient Rome. I’ve already decided that this is going to be the next book I read because I’VE WAITED SO LONG, TOO LONG to read it. It’s time.

Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.
Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.
It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.
But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.
There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

What are some books that you think will be 5 star reads?

14 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: 5 Star Predictions

  1. Ah all these books are so interesting! I haven’t read any of these yet either but I have An Ember in the Ashes on my TBR too and I am very excited about it!
    Great list! Hope you enjoy all these books! xx

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  2. OMG This list is amazing! I haven’t read the first one but the last 4 I rated all 5 stars!! If you’re obsessed with Illuminae, then Nevernight will blow you away! Be warned – it takes a while to get into it. But once it gets going, your jaw will remain on the floor!

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    1. That’s so great to hear! I definitely think I’m going to pick it up whenever I’ve finished my current read… I’m even more interested to see what I think of it than I was before haha

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