| MEMES | TOP TEN TUESDAY – TOP TEN BOOKS ON MY FALL 2018 TBR

TOP TEN TUESDAY

Hello lovelies ! How are you ? It’s time for a Top Ten Tuesday ! It’s a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Today’s theme is top ten books on my Fall 2018 TBR ! Let’s start !

  • Ace Of Shades by Amanda Foody. It’s one of my most anticipated releases for 2018 and I can’t wait to read it !
  • Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken. Well I just started that one !
  • In The Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken because I will sure need to read it right after Never Fade haha!
  • City Of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab. She’s an auto buy author so of course I need to read ASAP !
  • Vengeful by V.E. Schwab. Same reasons as above !
  • Belgravia by Juian Fellowes.
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, I need to reread it !

That’s it ! It’s a top ten seven this time ! What’s on your Fall TBR ?

 

 

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| BOOKSTAGRAM | AUGUST 2018

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Hello lovelies ! Today I’m gonna share some bookstagram pictures I took during August ! I’m pretty happy with my bookstagram even though I keep losing followers (thanks to the algorithm…)

That’s it ! I hope you like it ! If you own a bookstagram account, please let me know in the comments !

 

|BOOK REVIEW | GRACE AND FURY BY TRACY BANGHART

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Author  : Tracy Banghart
Series : Grace And Fury
Genres : Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication : June 2018 by Hodder & Stoughton

Synopsis : In a world where women have no rights, sisters Serina and Nomi Tessaro face two very different fates: one in the palace, the other in prison.

Serina has been groomed her whole life to become a Grace–someone to stand by the heir to the throne as a shining, subjugated example of the perfect woman. But when her headstrong and rebellious younger sister, Nomi, catches the heir’s eye, it’s Serina who takes the fall for the dangerous secret that Nomi has been hiding.

Now trapped in a life she never wanted, Nomi has only one way to save Serina: surrender to her role as a Grace until she can use her position to release her sister. This is easier said than done. A traitor walks the halls of the palace, and deception lurks in every corner. But Serina is running out of time, imprisoned on an island where she must fight to the death to survive and one wrong move could cost her everything.

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I got this book into a Fairyloot box and I really loved it ! Moreover the Fairyloot’s edition is so gorgeous !!

Plot

We follow two sisters, Serina and Nomi. They’re very different but they can’t imagine their lives without each other.

At the first glance, they seem like the perfect opposite.  Serina is shallow, superficial because she was raised pampered by her parents in order to become a Grace.
On the other side, Nomi is reckless and absolutely at war with the patriarcal system they all live in ! She is fierce and loves her freedom.

Homesickness could be more painful than a bullet wound.

But as the story goes by, we can witness an amazing characters development. They become so different from what they used to be ! Serina is slowly but surely changing into a warrior, fighting for her survival. Nomi is becomingmore gullible but also slightly more cunning.

I reall enjoyed this book ! I have to admit I saw most of the plot twists coming. But the story was very enjoyable, the world our characters are living into is very intriguing !
To be honest, what I liked the most were the two main characters. I think it’s what makes this book stand out, really.

If you like court intrigue, fights for what’s right, cunning or witty characters, well you need to read this book as soon as possible.

And I haven’t talked about the most interesting aspect of this book yet ! Trust me, it’s worth mentioning : it’s a feminist book ! And let me tell you, it’s quality feminism. I mean, it’s not avoiding men, since it’s a patriarcal society, and it’s also not putting women above men. No. It’s about women helping each other.

Characters

  • Serina is my favorite character. From frivolous to badass, she’s really impressive ! She manages to stay good at heart no matter how much she faced.
  • Nomi also changed. She learned to be cunning, to hide things better than she ever did.
  • Malachi is definitively an intriguing character. You don’t know what to think of him, really.
  • Asa is nicer, charming and caught Nomi’s eyes.

4 stars

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About the author

 

Tracy Banghart

Tracy Banghart grew up in rural Maryland and spent her summers on a remote island in northern Ontario. All of that isolation and lovely scenery gave her the time to read voraciously and the inspiration to write her own stories. Always a bit of a nomad, Tracy now travels the world Army-wife style with her husband, son, cat, and sweet pupper Scrabble.

| MEMES | THIS WEEK IN BOOKS #63

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Hello lovelies ! I hope you’re all having a great week !! In case you’ve been living under a rock or have just found my blog, TWIB is a weekly meme hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found.

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I am currently reading The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. I’m only a few chapters in but I’m enjoying it so far. Even though I must admit it, I’m craving Fantasy at the moment.

Last week I was reading Keepers Of The Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger and I loved it ! I need to buy the sequel !

Next, I plan on reading Champion by Marie Lu so I can finish this trilogy !

That’s it ! What are you currently reading ?

| BOOK HAUL | MY AUGUST 2018 BOOK HAUL

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Hello lovelies ! How are you ? Today I’m sharing my August book haul ! I got 5 books last month and I’m a happy bookworm right now haha !

Let’s start !!

First, I got The Darkest Minds boxset, which includes the three books and what I think is a novellas book by Alexandra Bracken.
I also got Ace Of Shades by Amanda Foody. It’s one of my most anticipated releases for 2018 and I can’t wait to start this book !!

That’s it ! How many books did you buy ?

| WRAP UP & TBR | SEPTEMBER 2018 TBR

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Hello lovelies ! Today I’m gonna talk about my September TBR. On the blogging side, I’d like to get back my posting pace. I’ve been neglecting my blog and my books lately and I really want to change that !

Let’s start, shall we ?

  • Keepers Of The Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger. I’m currently reading that one and I’m liking it so far !
  • The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. I want to read this book before the end of the Summer. I’ve had it for years now and I read I’ll Give You The Sun by the same author last summer and really liked it.
  • Champion by Marie Lu. I need to finish this trilogy haha !
  • Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken, the second book in The Darkest Minds series.
  • Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb that I’m reading slowly but surely.

That’s it ! Hopefully I’ll be able to read most of them !

 

| WRAP UP & TBR | AUGUST 2018 WRAP UP

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Hello lovelies ! I know I’m a little late tothe party but here is my August wrap up ! I managed to read 2 books this month. I know it’s not a lot but I’m trying to find a balance between my social life, my new crossfit activity and my bookish life.

So, without further ado, here are the two books I finished !

  • All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that CoHo is an autobuy author for me ! Well, this book didn’t disappoint at all ! I really enjoyed reading it ! It was painfully beautiful ! 5 stars !
  • The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. I enjoyed that one even though some parts were predictable. 4 stars.

That’s it ! What have you read in August ?