| MEMES | THIS WEEK IN BOOKS #61

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

Let’s start, shall we ?

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I am still reading Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb. Slowly but surely. I also started The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. I’m less than 100 pages in but I’m loving it so far !

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Last week I was already reading Assassin’s Apprentice but I was also reading All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover. I LOVED IT but it’s not a surprise since Colleen Hoover is an auto buy as far as I’m concerned.

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Next I plan on reading Keeper Of The Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger, in French. I can’t wait to start this series !

That’s it ! What are you currently reading ?

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| BOOKSTAGRAM | JULY 2018

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Hello lovelies ! Today I’m here to share some of the bookstagram photos I took during July. I haven’t posted that much but here are some of them.

 

That’s it ! I  had so much fun taking these photos ! But to be honest, It’s so hot in here, it’s difficult to keep my sunblinds opened so I can take pictures.

 

| BOOK REVIEW | STRANGE THE DREAMER BY LAINI TAYLOR

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Author : Laini Taylor
Series : Strange The Dreamer
Genres : Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication : March 28th 2017 by Hodder & Stoughton

Synopsis : The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

Welcome to Weep.

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Laini Taylor is one of my favorite authors : I LOVED LOVED LOVED the Daughter Of Smoke And Bone trilogy. So I was really eager to read Strange The Dreamer.

It was impossible, of course. But when did that ever stop any dreamer from dreaming.

Plot

We follow two points of view. First, there’s Lazlo Strange. He is such a lovely dreamer ! He studied everything he could about the city of Weep. He is so curious.

Sarai is Godspawn. She is not supposed to be alive. So she lives with her brother and sisters in a floating castle since the gods had been slaughtered.

This book is a wonder ! The writing style is so exquisite ! I started this book with very high expectations and I haven’t been disappointed at all !
But I must admit : I found the first part of the book a bit too slow for my taste ! I get it was mandatory so the author could build this wonderful world.
This book is like nothing I’ve ever read before ! I loved the world of Weep, its mythology, if I can call it that way !

I turned my nightmares into fireflies and caught them in a jar.

The intrigue around Weep kept me on the edge of my seat. I wanted more. I still want more. I want to know everything about this amazing world !

I really enjoyed the dual POV. Strange and Sarai are similar in so many ways, it’s really cute to witness.

I’m not gonna say much more about this book, nor talk more about the characters. I think it’s better if you go into it without knowing too much !

He read while he walked. He read while he ate. The other librarians suspected he somehow read while he slept, or perhaps didn’t sleep at all.

5 stars

Overall I really enjoyed it and I can’t wait for The Muse Of Nightmares to be released !

 

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About the author

Laini TaylorHi! I write fantasy books. My latest is STRANGE THE DREAMER, about a young librarian, a mythic lost city, and the half-human children of murdered gods. Check it out 🙂 Before that I wrote the DAUGHTER OF SMOKE & BONE trilogy, which has been translated into 32 languages. It’s about a blue-haired art student raised by monsters, a broken angel, and a war that has raged for 1000 years in another world. I also wrote LIPS TOUCH: THREE TIMES, which was a National Book Award finalist, and the DREAMDARK books. As well as various short stories and novellas.

| WRAP UP & TBR | AUGUST 2018 TBR

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Hello lovelies ! It’s time to share my monthly TBR ! I plan on reading 4 books this month !

  • All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover. She’s an autobuy author for me. So I don’t even know what this book is about !
  • Keepers of The Lost City by Shannon Messenger (in French : Gardiens Des Cités Perdues). I heard so many amazing things about it !
  • Champion by Marie Lu. It’s more than time that I finish this great trilogy !
  • I want to reread The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. I want to read Blue Lily, Lily Blue but I need to reread the first books in order to do so !

 

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

| WRAP UP & TBR | JULY 2018 WRAP UP

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Hello lovelies ! How are you ? It’s time for the monthly wrap up ! I can’t believe how fast July went by !

I finished 3 books this month ! That’s a pretty good score compared to my June wrap up haha. And I know, it’s not a competition of course !

  • Grace & Fury by Tracy Banghart. I got it in my last Fairyloot box. I really enjoyed it ! I give it 4 stars. I hope I will write my review soon !
  • Everless by Sara Holland. It was one of my most anticipated releases for 2018 and I really loved it ! 5 stars !
  • Marie Et Bronia : Le Pacte Des Soeurs by Natacha Henry. I read it in one day ! I really enjoyed it, too ! I gave it 4 stars.

Blogging wise, I posted only ONE review : Without Merit ( here ). I also posted about my favorite reads of year (from January to June, here)

That’s it ! What have you read this month ?

MY FAVORITE READS FOR THE FIRST PART OF 2018

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Hello lovelies ! I can’t wait for my week end to begin ! Today I’m gonna talk about my favorite reads for the first part of 2018 ! I know I’m posting it kind of late, but I decided to talk about my favorite reads from January to June.

Let’s start, shall we ? So, in no particular order :

  • Les Illusions De Sav-Loar by Manon Fargetton. It’s the sequel to one of my favorite reads for 2017 ! I really loved it ! I still need to write my review though.
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. It was such a good surprise even though I had a hard time with the 100 first pages.
  • La Main De L’Empereur by Olivier Gay. I can’t wait to read the sequel !
  • A Court Of Frost And Starlight by Sarah J.Maas. Just because I was so happy to read about Feyre and Rhysand again !
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. It’s one of my most
  • anticipated releases for 2018 and I wasn’t disappointed at all !
  • Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor. She’s one of my favorite authors and I need to read its sequel ASAP !

That’s it ! I hope you enjoyed this post !

| MEMES |THIS WEEK IN BOOKS #60

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Hello lovelies ! How are you ? It’s time for another 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 currently reading two books : Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb and Everless by Sara Holland.
I’m still struggling with the first one to be honest. I’m only at the second chapter but the vocabulary is quite difficult for me.
I’ve less than 100 pages left in Everless. I hope to finish it before the end of the week ! I was already reading these two books last week.

Next I plan to read Marie Et Bronia by Natacha Henry. At least, that’s the plan. Because I got All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover and I really can’t wait to dive into that one !

That’s it ! What are you reading lovelies ?