FAVOURITES OF 2017 – Books & TV Shows {Part 8}


Hope you all  have had a great week! Today is my last “Favourites of 2017” post. I hope you all enjoyed it. Today in my final post i share my favourite 5 reads/series and my 5 favourite  new tv shows of 2017.

My reads include 2 books from the Three Dark Crown series, 3 from The Selection series, Stand Alone book from the same author as Pretty Little Liars, 2nd book from the Red Queen series and the 1st book from the Throne of Glass series

The TV shows include 1 based on a book, 1 on a comic, 1 comedy and 2 based on the lives of famous individuals.




Three Dark Crowns series – Book 1 + 2

Author:  Kendare Blake
Genre:  Fantasy
Format: Hardback – Also comes in Paperback with different cover designs
Where To Buy: Takealot, Loot, Readers Warehouse, Raru

(1) Three Dark Crowns – Read
(2) One Dark Throne – Read
(3) Unnamed – 2018
(4) Unnamed – 2019

*** Three Dark Crowns is apparently going to be turned into a Movie/s

About:  In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born—three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown


The Selection Series – Book 1 +2 + 3

Author:  Kiera Cass
Genre: Dystopian Fantasy Romance
Format: Paperback
Where To Buy: Takealot, Loot, Readers Warehouse, Raru, Bargain Books, CNA

(1) The Selection – Read
(2) The Elite – Read
(3) The One – Read
(4) The Heir – Not Read
(5) The Crown – Not Read

*** The Selection series is apparently going to be turned into a Movie/s

About:  For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks. Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined


The Heiresses – Stand Alone

Author:  Sara Shepard
Genre:  Mystery Suspense
Format: Paperback – Also comes in Hardback with a different cover design
Where To Buy: Takealot, Loot

(1) The Heiresses – Read

*** The Heiresses is being turned into a TV Show

The only thing more flawless than a Saybrook’s diamond solitaire is the family behind the jewelry empire. Beauties, entrepreneurs, debutantes, and style mavens, they are the epitome of New York City’s high society. But being a Saybrook comes at a price—they are heirs not only to a dizzying fortune but also to a decades-old family curse. Tragedy strikes the prominent family yet again when thirty-four-year-old Poppy, the most exquisite Saybrook of them all, flings herself from the window of her TriBeCa office. Everyone is shocked that a woman who had it all would end her own life. Then her cousins receive an ominous threat: one heiress down, four to go. Was it suicide… or murder? In the aftermath of the tragedy, the remaining heiresses—Corinne, the perfectionist; Rowan, the workaholic; Aster, the hedonist; and Natasha, the enigma—wrestle with feelings of sadness, guilt, and, most of all, fear. Now they must uncover the truth about their family before they lose the only thing money can’t buy: their lives


Glass Sword – Red Queen Series – Book 2

Author:  Victoria Aveyard
Genre: Sci-Fi Fantasy
Format: Paperback – Also comes in Hardback
Where To Buy: Takealot, Loot, Readers Warehouse, Raru, Exclusive Books, Bargain Books

(1) Red Queen – Read (in 2016)
(2) Glass Sword – Read
(3) Kings Cage – Not Read
(4) War Storm – 2018

*** Red Queen is apparently going to be turned into a Movie

About:  Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind. Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors. But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.


Throne of Glass series – Book 1

Author:  Sarah J Maas
Genre:  Fantasy Sci-Fi
Format: Paperback – Also comes in Hardback with different cover designs
Where To Buy: Takealot, Loot, Readers Warehouse, Raru, Bargain Books

(1) Throne of Glass – Read
(2) Crown of Midnight – Read (in 2018)
(3) Heir of Fire – Currently Reading
(4) Queen of Shadows – Not Read
(5) Empire of Storms – Not Read
(6) Tower of Dawn – Not Read
(7) Unnamed – 2018

*** Throne of Glass is apparently being turned into a TV Show

About:  After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her … but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best. Then one of the other contestants turns up dead … quickly followed by another.



Riverdale is american television series based on the characters of Archie Comics. The subversive take on this series follows Archie Andrews’ and his friends lives in the small town of Riverdale and explores the weirdness and darkness hidden behind its seemingly perfect image

Info: Season 2 returns 17th January on the CW Network


Imposters is an american dark comedy television series that follows con artist Maddie, with the help of her two teammates, gets involved in relationships with men and women before leaving them “used and robbed of everything – including their hearts. Three of her former victims team up to track her down.

Info:  Bravo has renewed the series for a 2nd Season – No Air Date has been released


Big Little Lies is an american mystery drama television series based on the novel by Liane Moriarty. The apparently perfect lives of three mothers of first graders unravel to the point of murder.

Info:   HBO has renewed the series for a 2nd Season – No Air Date has been released


Girlboss is an american comedy web television series that was based on Sophia Amoruso’s autobiography #Girlboss, which tells the story of how Amoruso started the company Nasty Gal while working as a campus safety host for San Francisco’s Academy of Art University.

Info: Girlboss was cancelled after Season 1


The Bold Type is an american comedy-drama television series inspired by the life of former Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles. The series is centered around three friends – Jane, Kat and Sutton who all work for Scarlet, a global women’s magazine. The show explores their outrageous lives in New York City as they learn to find their own voices and explore their sexuality, identity, love, and fashion

Info:  The Bold Type has been renewed for a 2nd and 3rd Season – No Air Dates have been released

What were your favourite reads and tv shows of 2017


One thought on “FAVOURITES OF 2017 – Books & TV Shows {Part 8}

  1. I haven’t read any of those books but they sound pretty good. I absolutely love Riverdale though. I haven’t watched any of the other shows you listed. I will have to check them out.

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