Stand-Alone Books Recs (Part 5)

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Hi guys, I do this litlle separation thing before starting because I want to apologize for not uploading this post yesterday. As you know it’s a series of recommendation posts that I’m uploading every Friday, but for some reason I completely forgot that yesterday was actually friday!, I’m so lost with the days lol.
But here it is, today Saturday and I hope you enjoy it babes!

I hope you’re having a great day. Today I bring you some recommendations from my favorite stand-alone books, there are a lot of them so I’ll be making these recommendations every Friday for the next weeks showing only 5 books in each post to make it more orderly and cause I want to recommend to you all my favs stand-alones for you to get to know them and maybe even you want to add them to your TBR!, that would make me super happy. Besides, who doesn’t want a good stand-alone sometimes, right?.

You can find my previous Stand-Alone Recs here:

Stand-Alone Books Recs #1

Stand-Alone Books Recs #2

Stand-Alone Books Recs #3

Stand-Alone Books Recs #4

I hope you enjoy my recommendations and as I always say, I would love to know yours.    I have 4 more recommendation post if you’re interested:

Paranormal Books Recs

Fast-Paced Contemporary Books Recs

LGBT Books Recs!

Fantasy Books Recs

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

28588061An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor. 

At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting – he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth.

From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd – whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself – Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.

Goodreads / My Review

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

18498558Something is out there, something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse of it, and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.

Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remains, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now that the boy and girl are four, it’s time to go, but the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat–blindfolded–with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children’s trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. Something is following them all the while, but is it man, animal, or monster?

Interweaving past and present, Bird Box is a snapshot of a world unraveled that will have you racing to the final page. 

Goodreads / My Review

It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover 

27276318Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most.

Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up
— she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan — her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened. 

Goodreads / My Review

The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare

16303287Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices can get to know warlock Magnus Bane like never before in this collection of New York Times bestselling tales, in print for the first time with an exclusive new story and illustrated material.

This collection of eleven short stories illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality, flamboyant style, and sharp wit populate the pages of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.

Originally released one-by-one as e-only short stories by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan, this compilation presents all ten together in print for the first time and includes a never-before-seen eleventh tale, as well as new illustrated material. 

Goodreads / My Review

The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison

29981261Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden.

In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees…and a collection of precious “butterflies”—young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.

When the garden is discovered, a survivor is brought in for questioning. FBI agents Victor Hanoverian and Brandon Eddison are tasked with piecing together one of the most stomach-churning cases of their careers. But the girl, known only as Maya, proves to be a puzzle herself.

As her story twists and turns, slowly shedding light on life in the Butterfly Garden, Maya reveals old grudges, new saviors, and horrific tales of a man who’d go to any length to hold beauty captive. But the more she shares, the more the agents have to wonder what she’s still hiding… 

(This is indeed the first book of a trilogy, but still personally I think it works perfectly as stand-alone and it’s just BRILLIANT)

Goodreads / My Review

Now I would love to hear your RECs for me!

Let me know your favorite Stand- Alone Books in the comments!

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30 thoughts on “Stand-Alone Books Recs (Part 5)

  1. Oh, I love this post! I feel like it can actually be pretty hard to find good stand alones, so I love that you have a post series dedicated to them! I totally agree about A Monster Calls! So, so good, and I really enjoyed the movie adaptation of it too! If you haven’t seen it, I definitely recommend checking it out 🙂


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  2. Been very interested in Bird Box- that originally drew me to Josh Malerman though I wound up reading something else recently. Will have to check it out 🙂 Always enjoy these posts. It’s nice to balance out the never ending series with stand alones!

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  3. aahhh!!! i need to FINALLY read more of ness’ books!! and a monster calls was actually at the top of my list of his novels…. interesting.

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  4. I keep seeing Coleen Hoover being recommended by so many people and I have never once picked up a book of hers, but I think I might just start! I would really recommend anything by Donna Tartt if you haven’t read anything by her yet, especially The Secret History.

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    • Personally I love Colleen, she’s one of my favorite authors, but I’m aware that not many people like her, since it’s true that some of her books show an unhealthy love relationship. Even so, I have read most of her books and they have become favorites for me, I guess I’ll always feel this love for her because “Hopeless”, one of her books, was my first favorite book ever, so it makes me emotional lol.
      I hope you have a good experience if you get to read any of her works, I highly recommend you start with It Ends with Us because I believe it’s one of her most significant and mature works. 😊
      I’m adding The Secret History to my TBR right now, sounds interesting, Thanks for the rec! 💕

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  5. I’ve been dying to read A Monster Calls, but it just never happened I guess! I think this summer will be the time to really tackle it. Have you watched the movie yet? I’ve heard that it’s a fantastic movie and does justice to the book!

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