| MEMES | TOP TEN TUESDAY – TOP TEN BOOKS I’M NO LONGER INTERESTED IN READING

TOP TEN TUESDAY

Hello lovelies ! It’s that time again ! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
Today’s theme is  Top Ten Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading.

Let’s start !

  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I’m DNFed it a few years ago and I’m not planning on giving it another chance to be honest.
  • All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Boerr, for the same reason.
  • A Song Of Ice And Fire by G.R.R Martin. I’ve read half of the first book (or was it a bind up ?) and I gave up. I had just watched the TV show’s first season and The writing style is pretty heavy. Maybe in a few years !
  • Sepulchre by Kate Mosse. One of the first books I bought in English. Alas, it’s a sequel, and French bookstores aren’t very serious when it comes to English books… It happened to me twice. This time I haven’t bought the first book in this series and I’m not planning on doing it anytime soon.
  • The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. I bought it a few years ago but it has stayed on my TBR shelf since then.
  • The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion. It bought this one instead of The Rosie Project (my mistake this time).

That’s it ! Yeah, that’s right, it’s a top 6 this week ! What’s on your TTT ? 

 

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MY JANUARY FAIRYLOOT UNBOXING

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Hello lovelies !!! Today I’m sharing with you my January’s Fairyloot unboxing ! I LOVED this box !
The theme was Talk Faerie To Me !

Are you ready ?! Let’s start with a few photos I took !

Now for the content :

  • A pillowcase by Evie Bookish. It features a quote from A Court Of Wings And Fury by Sarah J. Maas ! I really love it !
  • A Meraki candle themed after The Cruel Prince book ! It’s my first Meraki candle and I couldn’t be happier about it !
  • a Seelie vegan lipbalm by Geeky Clean !
  • The Faeriland colouring book by Michael O’Mara.
  • Two “Illyrian” magnetic bookmarks by Dreamy and Co ! These are so freakin’ cute !
  • Two reversable art prints. One side features Rowan and Aelin from the Throne Of Glass series, the other is featuring quotes Julie Kagawa and Cassandra Clare. Artwork by Diana Worak and Stella’s Bookish Art!
  • And last but not least, the book ! The Cruel Prince by Holly Black ! It’s the book I was hoping for !

That’s it ! I really enjoyed this bow ! It’s my third and I can’t wait to get another one !

 

 

| ON SCREEN | THE MAZE RUNNER

The Maze Runner movieThe Maze Runner
Directed by Wes Ball
Released in September 2014

It’s the second time I watched this movie. I first saw it in theatre when it was released, just a few weeks after reading the book.

For once, I think I preferred the movie to the book ! I had some issues with the book, the writing more specifically. Otherwise, I enjoyed the story. That’s why I prefer the movie.

It’s very faithful to the book and if you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that’s very important to me !
The grievers were particularly scary ! It helped me not to scream to know when the frightening scene would happen hahaha !

The casting is amazing ! First, the main character Thomas is played by Dylan O’Brien that I adored in Teen Wolf ! I think he is one of the most promising actors from our generation ! Kaya Scodelario is playing Teresa and she plays her perfectly ! I am particularly fond of Newt, played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Minho, played by Ki Hong Lee ! Chuck, the younger, is played by Blake Cooper.

Overall I really enjoyed this movie ! Have you seen it ?

| MEMES | TOP TEN TUESDAY – MY TOP 10 OTPs

TOP TEN TUESDAY

Hello lovelies ! It seems I haven’t posted a TTT in ages ! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by ThatArtsyReaderGirl !

Today’s theme is love freebie. I decided to do my top ten OTPs ! It doesn’t mean that the following couples exist in said books, and I won’t tell if that’s the case, in order to avoid spoilers.

 

  • Feyre and Rhysand from A Court Of Thorns And Roses trilogy ! My precious babies !! I can’t wait to read the next book set in this world !
  • Kaz and Inej from the Six Of Crows duology ! These two are sooo awesome !
  • Jem and Tessa from The Infernal Devices, yep team Jessa ! This is my favorite trilogy and these two are so special to me !
  • Hardin and Tessa from the After series !
  • Emma and Jules from The Dark Artifices trilogy ! Yeah, I know, shadowhunters, again !
  • Kell and Lila from the Shades Of Magic trilogy ! Ah, these two !
  • Dylan and Silas from All Broke Down, the second book in The Rusk University series !

 

  • Jamie and Claire from Outlander. These two are couple goals ! I admire what they’re sharing !
  • Ridge and Sydney from Maybe Someday ! This is my favorite romance book, it says a lot !
  • Tatiana and Alexander from The Bronze Horseman. I read this last month and it stayed with me !

That’s it ! What’s on your TTT ?

| BOOK REVIEW | MORTAL HEART BY ROBIN LAFEVERS

Mortal HeartMortal Heart
Author : Robin LaFevers
Series : His Fair Assassin
Genres : Historical, Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication : February 2nd 2016 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published November 4th 2014)

Synopsis : In the powerful conclusion to Robin LaFever’s New York Times bestselling His Fair Assassins trilogy, Annith has watched her gifted sisters at the convent come and go, carrying out their dark dealings in the name of St. Mortain, patiently awaiting her own turn to serve Death. But her worst fears are realized when she discovers she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to be forever sequestered in the rock and stone womb of the convent. Feeling sorely betrayed, Annith decides to strike out on her own. She has spent her whole life training to be an assassin. Just because the convent has changed its mind, doesn’t mean she has.

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I really enjoyed this book ! I was hooked which wasn’t the case with the two previous books !

We are all of us, gods and mortals, made up of many pieces, some of them broken, some of them scarred, but none of them the total sum of who we are.

Plot

This time we follow Annith who doesn’t want to become a seeress.  She has always trained in order to become the best trained killer and achieve Mortain’s will outside the convent.

She decides to leave the convent and find out what’s hiding behind the Reverend Mother’s decision.

It is rarely a lack of love that forces two hearts apart, but other obstacles.

On her journey she crosses path with the Hellequins, and more specifically with Balthazaar.
The hellequins are a really interesting bunch of characters ! I was so happy to learn more about each of them ! They all seek redemption and are very touching !
Balthazaar is also very interesting though more secretive. He sometimes acts very strangely but we get to know why.

Annith wasn’t a character I was very eager to follow to be honest. I found her too smooth and without a real personality in the previous books. Oh, how wrong I was ! She is fierce and really knows what she wants ! In fact, she is the most relatable one. Her story is unique. I wasn’t expecting this at all and neither was our main character when she decided to investigate about the reverend Mother.

I really enjoyed this installment ! We get back to the historic side of the story and I was really glad about it !

The plot is really good and there were some plot twists I didn’t see coming at all !! I also really enjoyed the romance. Once again, it’s relatable ! She fell in love slowly, despite her apprehension for him. It’s such a cute and touching romance !

I think this book wrapped things nicely ! I was hooked, much much more than for the two previous books !

Don’t you see? Your mortal heart shines like a candle flame and I, like one of those hapless black moths you used to leave as an offering, am helpless before its lure.

Characters

  • Annith, the ever perfect student decides to rebel. She doesn’t want to become a seeress and is sure that’s not Mortain’s will.
    She is more determined to find out why the reverend mother is doing this to her.
  • Balthazaar is full of secrets ! He truly cares about Annith and really wants to protect her and be here whenever she needs him !
    The plot twist about him left me speechless hahaha !
  • The reverend Mother always seemed cunning throughout this trilogy. I thought she was plotting something huge. She did bad things in her past. But once we get to know why, we understand why she decided to act like this.

 

Overall I really enjoyed this book !

4 stars

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About the author

Robin LaFeversR.L. LaFevers (Robin Lorraine when she’s in really big trouble) grew up surrounded by shelves of old dusty books and a passel of brothers. She has also spent a large portion of her life being told she was making up things that weren’t there, which only proves she was destined to write fiction. She is the author of over fourteen books for young readers, including THEODOSIA AND THE SERPENTS OF CHAOS, (Houghton Mifflin, 2007) which received starred reviews and was a Junior Library Guild selection, a Booksense Summer Pick, and nominated for the Malice Domestic’s Agatha Award, and the NATHANIEL FLUDD, BEASTOLOGIST series. Her first young adult novel, GRAVE MERCY, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Spring of 2012. She currently lives with her husband and a demonic cat in Southern California and spends her days gazing longingly at ancient artifacts or wallowing in old forgotten texts.

| MEMES | THIS WEEK IN BOOKS #53

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Hello lovelies ! I haven’t posted a TWIB post for weeks now ! This Week In Books is a weekly meme hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found !

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Last week I was reading The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons ! I really enjoyed it and I gave it 4 stars !
Now I’m finally reading Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor. I’ve had this book on my TBR shelf for months now ! I got it in my first fairyloot box !
Next I’ll start Empire Of Storms by Sarah J. Maas ! I can’t wait to read it because I need to know what happens next !

That’s it ! What are you currently reading ?

| BOOK HAUL | MY DECEMBER 2017 BOOK HAUL PART 3

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Hello lovelies ! It’s time for the third and final part of my December book haul ! Today’s part is about the e books I bought in December. A French publishing house made a HUGE sale !

  •  Aussi Libres qu’Un Rêve by Manon Fargetton.
  • Fugitive : Le Dernier Jardin  (Fever, The Chemical Garden) by Lauren Destefano.
  • Le Châtiment De L’Empire : Les Epées de Glace by Olivier Gay.
  • Sorcière Malgré Elle : L’Héritière des Raeven by Méropée Malo.

That’s it ! Well December was a very good month hahaha !

Part 1

Part 2