| BOOK HAUL | MY MARCH 2017 BOOK HAUL

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHello lovelies ! I know, I know… I am so late that I’m posting my March haul when I should be posting my April one. Shame on me, shame on my cow ! (ten points for you if you get he reference !)

Anyway, let’s start ! I got 4 books in the month of March, 3 physical copies and one e book.

physical books

  • A Court Of Mist And Fury by Sarah J. Maas. I cannot wait to dive back into this world ! I finished ACOTAR a few days ago and I freakin’ LOVED it !
  • Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor. This book is one of my most anticipated read for 2017 ! Another book I cannot wait to read
  • Scythe (La Faucheuse) by Neal Shusterman. I already read this book ! Hopefully I will post the review sooner rather than later !

e book : I got The Heartbeat Hypothesis by Lindsey Frydman !

That’s it ! Which books did you get in March ?

| BOOK REVIEW | WINTER BY MARISSA MEYER

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Author : Marissa Meyer
Series : The Lunar Chronicles
Genres : Science Fiction, Young Adult
Publication : November 12th 2015 by Puffin

Synopsis : Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mark her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend–the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters? Fans will not want to miss this thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer’s national bestselling Lunar Chronicles series.

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This is the final book in The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer. If you haven’t the previous books this review will spoil you.

Plot

It takes place right after Cress’ ending. They have a plan, and Kai is taking part in it. But the plan doesn’t go as planned.

I really loved this book ! It’s a hefty one but in the end, I was craving for more. Still, I think some parts could have been shorter.

Yeah, but broken isn’t the same as unfixable.

Cinder is now a real leader and is decided to take her throne back, to end Levana’s reign, whatever the cost. I really enjoyed the alchemy between all the characters. You can feel their bonds, it feels so real ! They got close to each other, like a family. That’s beautiful to witness !

The world building is really exquisite ! They are so many descriptions, I was really able to picture Luna !
I was kind of afraid that with so many storylines, the whole thing would feel like a big mess. But that wasn’t the case at all !
To put it in a nutshell this book is so action packed but there’s also a lot of romance and let’s not forget the comic relief thanks to oh so funny situations and dialogues !

This installment is also focused on the Snow White retelling and I loved all the references :

  • the jealous stepmother
  • the huntsman
  • the poisoned apple
  • the glass coffin
  • oh and let’s not forget the true love kiss.

The characters’ development is amazing. It’s one of the things I enjoyed the most in this series !

“You’re the only person in the galaxy who would ever call me lovable.”
“I’m the only person in the galaxy crazy enough to believe it.”

Characters

  • Winter is one of the characters this book is focused on. She seems weak but it’s quite the opposite ! She’s slowly becoming crazy because she refuses to use her “special” gift.
    But she’s determined to put Cinder on her throne !
  • Cinder suffered a lot in this book. But she does what needs to be done; she’s creating a powerful revolution.
    She is fierce but also she cares so much for her trope. She doesn’t want to lose any of them.
  • Scarlet is probably my favorite female character, with Iko. She is sooo strong-minded ! And I love her romance with Wolf. She endured a lot but it only made her stronger, sharper.
  • Wolf is less present in this book. But I really admire his will to stay good, faithful to Cinder’s cause.
  • Cress is such a cutie ! I love her candid reactions ! She acts like an amazed child. She is less mature than the others most of the time but it’s not bothering at all. And she is sooo gifted when it comes to computers.
  • Thorne made me swoon in this book. I love his hesitant, shy side ! And he is such a comic relief !
  • Iko, ah Iko ! This series wouldn’t be the same without her ! She is soooo amazing ! She made me laugh so much !
  • Jacyn was such a strong character in this book. I won’t say too much, but I appreciated him way more in this installment !
  • Kai is more present and involved in this book. Even though he’s not taking part when things become really nasty because he has to keep his role, he is really helpful !

That’s it ! Overall I really loved this book and the whole series ! I’m gonna buy Fairest and Stars above ASAP because I’m missing this world so much !

5 stars

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About the author

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I live in Tacoma, Washington, with my husband and beautiful twin daughters. Represented by Jill Grinberg. Learn more about me and my upcoming books at http://www.marissameyer.com.

| MEMES | THIS WEEK IN BOOKS #33

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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 !twib 33

Last week I was reading A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas. And I LOVED it ! I totally get why this book is so hyped !

I am currently reading The Isle Of Brigadoon by J.S. Fields ! It’s the second book in The Source series !

Next I’ll probably read A Court Of Mist And Fury, sequel to ACOTAR by Sarah J. Maas !

That’s it ! What are you currently reading ?

| MEMES | TOP TEN TUESDAY – TOP TEN THINGS THAT WILL MAKE ME INSTANTLY WANT TO READ A BOOK

TOP TEN TUESDAY

Hello lovelies ! How are you ? It’s time for another TTT. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke And The Bookish.

Today, I decided to make last week’s TTT. I know I know… Sounds silly right ?! But I haven’t been able to write it for last week and this week’s topic isn’t as appealing.

So here it is : Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book

  1. A beautiful cover. I know it’s shallow. But a pretty cover will more likely catch my eyes.
  2. If people that I follow here and on bookstagram are praising a book. It will have my interest !
  3. A new book written by one of my auto buy authors !
  4. when it’s compared to one of my favorite books/series ! I know I will probably end up loving it !
  5. An interesting and out of ordinary synopsis.
  6. When I watched the screen adaptation before reading the book and that I enjoyed it. Most of the time I read the book first though.
  7. When it’s a sequel to a book I really enjoyed. Generally I’m pre ordering it !
  8. When a quote catches my eyes.

That’s it ! It’s a top 8 this week ! I hope you enjoyed it !

| MEMES | THIS WEEK IN BOOKS #32

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Hello lovelies ! How are you ? I know I’m really for this TWIB ! But this week has been really exhausting !

This Week In Books is a weekly meme hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found.

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I am currently finishing A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas. And oh boy I LOVE this book !! All I want to do is read A Court Of Mist And Fury right after but I won’t… I’ll explain it later.

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Last week I was already reading A Court Of Thorns And Roses but I was also reading Scythe (La Faucheuse) by Neal Shusterman. Well the first part was an okay read but the last 100 pages wow !

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Next I’ll be reading one of these two e books : The Heartbeat Hypothesis by Lindsey Frydman and The Isle Of Brigadoon by J. S. Fields. Next Friday I’m flying to Roma with a bunch of friends for the week end and I’m bringing my kindle ! This is also the reason why I won’t read A Court Of Mist And Fury !

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

| LET’S TALK | NETGALLEY

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Hello lovelies ! It has been a while since I last posted a discussion post, right ? Today I want to talk about Netgalley.

Netgalley is a website where book reviewers can read books before their official releases. They are usually called ARCs (for Advanced Reader Copies) or galleys.

Until a few weeks ago, I haven’t been interested in this website. Why ? Because you have a time limit to read these books. And I really don’t enjoy reading with a deadline. It’s feeling pressure over something that has always been a pleasure.

I think blogging is already enough pressure in itself haha ! I know you know what I mean !

Moreover, I am contacted via my blog or my bookstagram account so no need for another way, right ?

But lately, I’m changing my mind. I mean, I still don’t like feeling pressured while reading. But I now think that Netgalley can be really useful. It’s useful to us, bloggers, but also to publishing houses. It’s easier for them to contact book reviewers.

And it puts in light books that I wouldn’t have heard otherwise so that a plus !
But now that I have an account, I am struggling with it haha ! It’s not that easy to use !

That’s it ! What are your thoughts ? Do you use Netgalley ? Do you like it ? Any advice ?

| MEMES | THIS WEEK IN BOOKS #31

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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 !

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I am still reading Scythe by Neal Shusterman. I also started reading A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I started buddy reading it with a friend ! I started it 2 days ago but I’m enjoying it so far !

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Last week I was already reading Scythe (La Faucheuse) by Neal Shusterman.

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After finishing the 2 books I’m currently reading, I’m planning on starting either The Heartbeat Hypothesis by Lindsey Frydman or The Isle Of Brigadoon by J. S. Fields !

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