| MEMES | THIS WEEK IN BOOKS #40

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Hello lovelies ! It’s that time of the week ! TWIB is a weekly meme hosted by Lipsyy Lost & found ! (But you already know that, unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last months… or years haha)

Anyway, let’s start, shall we ?

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I am currently reading 2 books ! First, Les Talons Hauts Rapprochent Les Filles Du Ciel by Olivier Gay. I’m a little more than 50 pages in and really liking it so far.
I also started Feral Sins (Trey Coleman), the first book in a series called Phoenix Pack (La Meute du Phoenix) by Suzanne Wright. I’m almost half way through it and also really enjoying it !

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Last week I was reading The Winner’s Kiss, the final book in The Winner’s trilogy by Marie Rutkoski ! I LOVED it ! It ends perfectly this wonderful and amazing trilogy !

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Next I was planning on rereading The V Girl by Mya Robarts. But I suddenly decided to go away for a few days, and I will be traveling by train for hours. So bringing physical books isn’t the most practical… I’ll probably bring my kindle. Which is why my next read will probably be one of these two e books : Le Sang Sur La Lame, the first book in a series (duology?) called Les Epées De Glace by Olivier Gay or L’Héritage Des Rois-Passeurs by Manon Fargetton ! But first, I need to finish my two current reads haha !

That’s it, what are you currently reading ??

 

| BOOK HAUL | MY JUNE 2017 BOOK HAUL

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHello lovelies !! How are you ? I know I’m really late but here is my June book haul ! I got two physical books sent or given by the authors. But I bought a lot of e books !

Physical books :

  • The V Girl by Mya Robarts. I read this book last year and really loved it !
  • Les Talons Hauts Rapprochent Les Filles Du Ciel by Olivier Gay. I heard so many great things about this author ! And you’ll see more of his books in my haul haha !

E books

  • Le Ballet Des Ombres (Les Chroniques de Hallow #1) by Marika Gallman
  • La Main De L’Empereur by Olivier Gay
  • Le Sang Sur La Lame (Les Epées De Glace #1). Yep 3 books by this author haha !
  • Un Beau Jour Peut-être/ Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham. I wanted to give that one a try
  • Baiser De Sang/ Blood Kiss (L’Héritage De La Dague Noire / Black Dagger Legacy) by J.R. Ward. I still need to finish the Black Dagger series first though.
  • Lucas (Les Loups De Riverdance #1) by H.V. Gavriel
  • L’Héritage Des Rois-Passeurs by Manon Fargetton. I heard so many great things about that one !
  • Ephémère/ Wither (Le Dernier Jardin/ The Chemical Garden #1) by Lauren Destefano.

The reason I got so many e books is quite simple : the publishers made a huge sale ! That’s why they’re all in French. I’ll probably end up buying some of them in physical copies though, if I really enjoy them !

That’s it ! what did you buy in June ?

 

 

| BOOK REVIEW | THE ISLE OF BRIGADOON BY J.S. FIELDS

The Isle Of BrigadoonThe Isle Of Brigadoon
Author : J.S Fields
Series : The Source
Genre : Fantasy
Publication : February 1st 2017 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Synopsis : After narrowly escaping the evil Source – Ambrose, discovering her mother was alive, and finally moving the Center of Magic. Reese finds herself on a floating island surrounded by yet another Source – Eva, with an ancient city of untold mysteries lying behind a magic wall. Still, for all she and her friends have found, they have lost their friend, Em to Ambrose, after a betrayal by one of their own.

Now, Ambrose intends to gather the forces of darkness to make a final assault on Reese and take the Center of Magic, the one thing he requires to destroy the world, and remake it as he sees fit.

Hope grows dim with every passing moment, and a strange prophecy warns of death, if Em is saved. What price would you pay for a friend’s life?

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I was sent this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you again !
This is the second book in The Source series. I read the first book a year and a half ago.

Plot

The first book was sometimes slow paced to allow the author to set the scene, the world and introduce the characters.
This book is far from being slow paced, it’s gripping, witty and really interesting !

If you dwell on the pain of the past you will find that it is the pain of your future.

I really enjoyed Brigadoon. I was particularly curious about this special place, I wished they stayed longer haha ! The eerie atmosphere, the new characters, it was really great ! I really enjoyed the chapters taking place at Brigadoon. And let’s be honest, I was dreading the next confrontation between Reese and Ambrose.

Said confrontation was far from what I was expecting ! There’s blood, betrayal and multiple fights.

All books are magical, whether they are enchanted or not.

I really enjoyed reading this book ! It’s well written and you can’t help but want to find out how Reese and her friends will survive the next obstacle life will throw in their way !

Characters

  • Reese is now way stronger than ever. But she needs to learn how to wield her power properly.
  • Erik is solely focused on getting Em back. It got on my nerves to be honest. I understand how difficult it must be but still, there’s so much to achieve and he needs to stay focused !
  • Eva is a strangely interesting character ! She is mysterious and a great guide for Reese and her friends.
  • Quinn was such a comic relief ! He is one of my favorite characters, he made me laugh so much !
  • Dani is such a fierce warrior. I really appreciate her.

4 stars

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About the author

JS FieldsJ.S. Fields is a YA author. He is from Kentucky – born and raised. He is an Engineer by day and fiction writer by night. He also has an unhealthy obsession with all things post-apocalyptic.

Author of debut novel: Center of Magic and now the sequel entitled: The Isle of Brigadoon.

| MEMES | THIS WEEK IN BOOKS #39

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Hello lovelies !! This Week In Books is a weekly meme hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found. I know I’m not posting as much as I used to but I hope to get back to my normal rhythm very soon !

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Last week (and up until two days ago) I was reading I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson. I LOVED this book ! It’s such an amazing read !
I am currently reading The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski ! I cannot wait to know the end of Arin and Kestrel’s story !
Next I’ll either pick The V Girl by Mya Robarts which is a reread or Les Talons Hauts Rapprochent Les Filles Du Ciel by Olivier Gay !

 

That’s it ! What are you currently reading lovelies ?

| WRAP UP & TBR | JULY 2017 TBR

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Hello lovelies ! We’re almost half way through July and I still haven’t posted my July TBR … Ahem.

So let’s start ! In July I plan on reading 5 books !

  • Les Talons Hauts Rapprochent Les Filles Du Ciel by Olivier Gay. I met him and he gave me his first book, it really made my day ! Anyway I cannot wait to start it !
  • I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson. This book has been on my TBR shelf for more than a year now…
  • The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski, final book in The Winner’s trilogy. I need to read it ASAP !!!
  • The V Girl by Maya Robarts. I’ve already read this book last year but the author was kind enough to send my a physical copy and I definitively want to reread it !
  • Lord Of Shadows by Cassandra Clare, the second bookin The Dark Artifices trilogy. I am both eager and afraid to read it. Because I know the last book won’t be out until 2019…

 

That’s it ! what are you planning on reading this month ?

| MEMES | THIS WEEK IN BOOKS #38

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Hello lovelies ! I am so sorry for my lack of posting, but I have been (and still am!) so exhausted lately !! Which means that the evening when I come home from work, I can’t find the force to write a post !

TWIB is a weekly meme hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found.

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Last week I was reading A Conjuring Of Light by V.E. Schwab. I freakin’ LOVED it ! It’s the final book in the Shades Of Magic trilogy ! I gave it 5 stars !

I am currently reading I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson ! I had some issues to actually get into the story. I’m almost half-way through it and really enjoying it so far !

Next I plan on reading The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski ! It’s the final book in The Winner’s trilogy. I am really liking this trilogy and the cliff hanger at the end of the previous book nearly killed me !

That’s it ! What are you currently reading ??

| WRAP UP & TBR | JUNE 2017 WRAP UP

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Hello lovelies ! I am sorry I have been MIA lately ! Anyway here is my June wrap up  ! I finished 4 books this month ! It haven’t happened since I moved into my own apartment !

  • A Court Of Wings And Ruin by Sarah J. Maas. It’s the final book in the ACOTAR trilogy ! I really loved it even though my favorite book of this trilogy is still ACOMAF. I gave this book 5 stars.
  • The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski. It’s the second book in The Winner’s trilogy. I really enjoyed this book and the cliffanger at the end nearly killed me !
  • A Conjuring Of Light by V.E. Schwab. It’s the final book in the Shades Of Magic series and I LOVED LOVED it ! I was so afraid of reading it !

I also read an e book : the first book book in the Demonica series by Larissa Ione, Pleasure Unbound (Plaisir déchaîné). It was fun and super quick to read ! 4 stars !

That’s it ! What did you read in June ?