| MEMES | THIS WEEK IN BOOKS #55

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Hello lovelies ! It’s time for a This Week In Books ! It’s a weekly meme hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found.

Let’s start, shall we ?

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I am curently reading The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. I’m LOVING it so far ! It’s so addicting !

Last week (or earlier this week), I was reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. It took me around 100 pages to actually dive properly into this book but once in… Oh boy ! I gave it 5 stars !

Next, I plan on reading The Fire by Brittainy C. Cherry or The Spring Girls by Anna Todd. I need a change haha ! A romance or contemporary book will be a good pick !

That’s it ! What are you reading ?

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| BOOK REVIEW | EMPIRE OF STORMS BY SARAH J. MAAS

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Author : Sarah J. Maas
Series : Throne Of Glass
Genres : Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication : September 6th 2016 by Bloomsbury Children’s Books

Synopsis : The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius as war looms on the horizon. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don’t.

With her heart sworn to the warrior-prince by her side, and her fealty pledged to the people she is determined to save, Aelin will delve into the depths of her power to protect those she loves. But as monsters emerge from the horrors of the past, and dark forces become poised to claim her world, the only chance for salvation will lie in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

In this breathtaking fifth installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, Aelin will have to choose what—and who—to sacrifice if she’s to keep the world of Erilea from breaking apart.

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It’s the fifth book in the Throne Of Glass series. I really LOVED this book !! It’s the fifth book in the Throne Of Glass series. If you haven’t read the previous books, this review will spoil you.

Even when this world is a forgotten whisper of dust between the stars, I will always love you.

Plot

We follow Aelin and her friends weeks after Queen Of Shadow’s ending. She is trying to find people to help her rebuild Terrasen’s court. But obviously, things won’t be easy ! Moreover, Erawen is more threatening than ever.

I LOVED this book ! But let me tell you why.
First, the plot. The story is so intricate and interesting. Sarah J. Maas crafted an amazing world and plot. She still manages to surprise me. I guessed some minor events but there are so many plot twists ! I was totally hooked !

Remember who you are. Every step of the way down, and every step of the way back. Remember who you are. And that you’re mine.

Now let’s talk about the characters. Aelin is surrounded by so many hot tempered people ! Lysandra is becoming more and more important, she is a key character.

Rowan, Aedion, Dorian, Manon, their fates are not entwined.  We also got Elide’s POV. SHe is still on her own, trying to find her queen. She is sort of accompanied by Lorcan. This lonely fae warrior is slowly getting fond of her. She is crumpled but knows how to survive, forcing his admiration.

Some mysteries are now explained. We now can see the big scheme and everything is becoming clear.

I really enjoyed this installment. It’s different from the previous books but as addicting as intense !
Another thing I enjoyed and was more than happy to find once more was the banter, the wits ! Aaah, Aelin’s sarcasm is everything.

Strangely (not at all !), I didn’t miss Chaol. He really got on my nerves in the previous book.

Aelin was no savior to rally behind, but a cataclysm to be weathered.

Characters

  •  Aelin is definitively more cunning than ever, always a step ahead in order to be clever than Erawan. She is keeping things from her friends. And yet she has a fragility when it comes to Rowan.
    She is such a strong character but also a drama queen hahaha !
  • Rowan is so cute in this book ! He slowly opens up and that’s wonderful to witness ! And his relationship with Aelin is goal !
  • Aedion is taking his role seriously ! And now he also deeply cares for Lysandra. He tries his best to protect her without seeming to haha !
  • Lysandra is a key character, I really admire her ! She is way less powerful than Aelin but she takes a lot of risks nonetheless ! SHe is so different from the Lysandra we got to meet in The Assassin’s Blade.
  • Manon, ah Manon ! She is such an amazing character ! And I love love love her banters with Dorian ! Fierce, cruel, cunning and totally loyal to her thirteen and her legacy. She wants to get their land back. We learned a lot more about her in this book !
  • Dorian is becoming stronger and stronger. He seems more on his guard, sometimes icy. He is harder than he used to be. I’m sure he will be very important for the series’ ending.

To put it in a nutshell, this book has all the ingredients to be a wonderful YA fantasy book. I was hooked and it was difficult to put it down !

5 stars

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About the author

Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.

 

| MEMES | TOP TEN TUESDAY – TOP TEN BOOKS I LOVED BUT WILL NEVER REREAD

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Hello lovelies ! It’s tuesday which means … Top Ten Tuesday time ! TTT is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Today’s theme is top ten books I loved but will never reread ! Even though you know… Never say never !

  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I reread this probably three times but haven’t for at least more than 5 years. I loved it so much but I matured a lot so I’m not sure I would enjoy it as much as I did in the past.
  • The Revenants trilogy by Amy Plum. I loved it too but will probably never reread it.
  • Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. Same reason !
  • Bloodlines, the vampire Academy’s spin off also by Richelle Mead.
  • Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. I really enjoyed this series when I read it many years ago. But I’m way more picky when it comes to dystopia because I’ve read so many.
  • Anna And The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. I already reread it and its companion novels but I think it’s too cheesy for me now !
  • The Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Same reasons than for Vampire Academy.

That’s it ! It’s just a top 7 this week ! I enjoy rereading books so … there are only a few on my shelves that I don’t plan on rereading.

| TAGS & CHALLENGES | THE SUPERLATIVES TAG

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Hello lovelies ! It has been a loooong time since I posted a tag. To be honest, I kind of missed it !

I was tagged by Kat from lifeandotherdisasters to do the superlatives book tag !

#1 MOST LIKELY TO BE IN THE MOVIES: THE BOOK THAT WOULD MAKE THE BEST MOVIE

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A Darker Shade Of Magic by V.E. Schwab, obviously ! Ha,how AMAZING it would be !

#2 BIGGEST DRAMA QUEEN/KING: THE MOST (OVERLY) DRAMATIC BOOK OR CHARACTER

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For that one, I think Meggy from chocolatenwaffles would agree : Celaena from the Throne Of Glass series !

#3 BEST DRESSED: THE BOOK WITH THE BEST COVER

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Strange The Dreamerby Laini Taylor. I chose from my bookshelves, obviously ! Look how pretty it is !

#4 MOST CREATIVE: THE BOOK WITH THE MOST UNIQUE PLOT, CHARACTERS, & STRUCTURE

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The Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. The plot, the magic, everything is unique !

#5 MOST POPULAR: THE BOOK WITH THE MOST RATINGS ON GOODREADS

Oooh. Tough one ! Probably Harry Potter !

#6 MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED: THE BOOK THAT IS GOING TO BE APPRECIATED FOR MANY YEARS TO COME

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Harry Potter, again ! I hope it will stay a reference, a series that will make a lot of children dive into the reading frenzy that we got !

#7 CLASS CLOWN: THE BOOK THAT MADE YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD

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Percy Jackson is such a funny series !! I laughed so much while reading it !

#8 MOST IMPROVED: THE BOOK THAT STARTED OFF SLOW, BUT REALLY PICKED UP

THE FINAL EMPIRE

Again, I picked The Final Empire by brandon Sanderson.

#9 CUTEST COUPLE: CUTEST COUPLE IN A BOOK

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#10 BIGGEST HEARTBREAKER: THE BOOK THAT BROKE YOUR HEART

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Oh God, this book !! You need to read it ifyou haven’t, already !

That’s it !

I tag :

Aurélie from Bettierosebooks

Joey from Thoughtsandafterthoughts

Lois from Mymidnightmusing

I hope you enjoyed this post ! See you soon & have a lovely week end !

| BOOKSTAGRAM | MARCH 2018

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Hello lovelies ! How are you ? Today I’m here to share the photos I took in March for my bookstagram account and that I like the most !

 

 

 

That’s it ! I hope you liked this post ! I didn’t post that many photos this month. Lately I have a hard time keeping up with my bookstagram account and my blog… I need to find a way to manage everything !!

| WRAP UP & TBR | APRIL 2018 TBR

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Oyé Oyé braves gens ! Just kidding, I’m letting go of my native French for now haha ! Hello lovelies ! How are you ? I hope you’re all having a wonderful Easter week end if you’re celebrating and if you’re not, I hope you’re having a great week end !

Anyway, back to business ! This month I plan on reading 5 books this month !

  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I’m already reading this one ! I really REALLY want to finish it before going to the cinema for the movie.
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. Ah, I really can’t wait to read that one ! It’s one of my mostanticipated releases for 2018 !
  • The Fire by Brittainy C. Cherry. I decided to read a book written in French per month. Well, at least one ! This is my pick for April !
  • The Spring Girls by Anna Todd. It’s another one of my most anticipated releases for 2018 so I’m really eager to read that one
  • Legend by Marie Lu. I really need to discover her univer, her writing style and I decided to start with this trilogy !

That’s it ! Have you read any of these books ? Which books made it to your monthly TBR ?

 

 

| WRAP UP & TBR | MARCH 2018 WRAP UP

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Hello lovelies ! I can’t believe March is already over ! Today I’m trying a new kind of wrap up ! Oh we’ll still talk about books of course but I also want to talk about what happened on my blog.

So, I finished 4 books this month !

  • Empire Of Storms by Sarah J. Maas. It’s the fifth book in the Throne Of Glass series. I really LOVED it ! So action packed and emotionally wrecking ! 5 stars !
  • La Main De L’Empereur by Olivier Gay.  I flew through it, I loved it so much ! 5 stars !
  • All Of This Is True by Lygia Day Penaflor. Such a quick and highly interesting read !
  • Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor. Well… It took me 2 months to finish it but it doesn’t mean I didn’t like it, far from it ! It’s such an amazing read !!!

That’s it ! I finished 4 books this month, I’m pretty proud of my reading month, to be honest !

Blogging-wise, I posted two reviews this month : first, a franglish review for Le Pacte D’Emma, by Nine Gorman. I also wrote and posted my review for Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab. I read it months ago but well… I’m very late with my reviews… ahem.

I also posted a discussion post about unhauling books !

Well, looking back on March, I can say that it has been a pretty good month.