Long time no see! With the lockdown and confinement, I have a lot of time on my hands and I hope I’ll be able to be more active here. Yesterday I finished reading Winter by Marissa Meyer and it is the perfect opportunity to review the whole series!
If there is one thing you have to know about me is that I am a sucker for fairytale retellings; I would only read them if I could! This is why I loved this series so much. It was so well executed, smart, modern and even had a futuristic side to it. If you haven’t read this series, I highly recommend you do! And there are gorgeous new covers out so you should definitely check them out.
May you accomplish everything you want, may you have health, success, love (in any form) and read wonderful books!
I think 2019 was my favourite reading year yet. I have read books that have truly shaken me to my core, made me laugh and cry, made me wish the story never ended and for that I am grateful. I am going to share my list and explain in a few words why I loved them.
Here’s my weekly Top 5 Tuesday hosted by the wonderful Shannah @Bionic Bookworm Blog (go check out her blog; it’s amazing!). This week will feature (as the title suggets) my Top 5 series I need to finish. I’m so excited by this week’s theme! I hope it will help me finally fisnish these series.
Here’s my weekly Top 5 Tuesday hosted by the wonderful Shannah @Bionic Bookworm Blog (go check out her blog; it’s amazing!). This week will feature (as the title suggets) my Top 5 Dystopian books. When I started reading all the time when I was 16, Dystopian books were all I wanted to get my hands on. It was also a golden era for Dystopian books. The books featured in this list are therefore very popular.
Blurb from Goodreads: “Cinder trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter anothefr when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner. “
I’m back for a TOP 5 TUESDAY hosted by Shannah @Bionic Bookworm Blog (go check out her blog; it’s amazing!). So this month we’re doing letters instead of topics and I really like the idea so thank you Shannah! Here we goooo.
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I feature the “A Court of Thorns and Roses” series by Srah J. Maas constantly but it’s honestly so good that everyone should read it! It starts as a retelling of Beauty and The Beast but with a Fae twist! The world-building and characters are sooo good!
I’m currently audio-booking Becomingby Michelle Obama and I LOVE IT! It’s so interesting to read her opinion on things and how every memory, detail, feeling means something and has a purpose; she’s an incredible person and a great storyteller!
Cinderby Marissa Meyer. Who doesn’t like a good retelling of Cinderella?! A Cyborg, a Charming Prince, a wicked step-mother and a final revelation. This book holds its promise and has elements of the actual fairytale with its personal twist and modern touches. I have yet to read the following books in the series, which are also retellings of fairytales.
Divergent by Veronica Roth. I adored the first book and when the movie came out I had a mental breakdown because it was so good and I just needed more. The first book was incredible but I did not enjoy the following books as much. Still very entertaining characters and concept.
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon is something else. It’s very unique and beautiful. It’s about 17-year-old Madeline “Maddy”, a mixed girl with a rare disease which makes her allergic to the world. She has never been out of the house and doesn’t wish to go out until she meets her new neighbour Olly. This book is so sweet and cute. it has been adapted into a film with my all-time crush: Nick Robinson! See my review here.
Do you agree with my picks? If you did the tag feel free to link your post in the comments and I will check it out! Thank you for reading and see you soon!
Happy New Year 2017!! Yay we survived 2016, I am grateful for all the things I got to experience, the people I got to meet and the wonderful books I got to read! But here’s to all the beautiful books I will read in 2017! I plan to read 50 books this year and hopefully I’ll succeed. In 2016, I’ve read much more books than I did in 2015 and I’m really happy about it! So I guess 2016 wasn’t completely bad!
Read: 49 books – 16,200 pages
Shortest Book: Oedipe-Roi by Sophocle – 80 pages
Longest Book: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K Rowling
My mother offered to buy me a book to cheer me up from my exams results. I always had an eye on this book but never decided to actually purchase it, until now.
Synopsis:Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move.Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future. (From Goodreads)
First published: Published January 3rd 2012 by Feiwel & Friends
Read: From July 27th to 31th, 2016
Review: 4.5/5 stars
“Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.”
― Marissa Meyer, Cinder
Summer is the perfect time to catch up on my reading and read MORE because the school year is over for now. The books on this list are going to be pleasure reads and school reads, with the synopsis of the books and the reason why I have chosen those books! Here we go!
Title: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
Synopsis: Future? A top-tier medical school.
Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around).
Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks.
So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too.
Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all—working as a dog walker, doing an epic scavenger hunt with her dad, and maybe, just maybe, letting the super cute Clark get closer than she expected. Palmer, Bri, and Toby tell her to embrace all the chaos, but can she really let go of her control? (Goodreads)
Comment: Morgan Matson’s books are the PERFECT SUMMER READ. First because it is set during the summertime and second because her stories are well-written, cute and captivating. I absolutely loved Since you’ve been gone, so I expect to love this just as much! Continue reading “My Summer TBR”→