| MEMES | THIS WEEK IN BOOKS #59

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Hello lovelies ! It has been a long time since I posted a This Week In Books ! In June I haven’t read that much to be honest. TWIB is a weekly meme hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found.

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I’m currently reading 3 books. Yeaaah I know, since I haven’t been reading that much lately, it’s kind of a stupid move.But there’s an easy explanation. I started Assassin’s Apprentice last month and it’s a difficult read for me because of the writing style and the vocabulary. So I started Everless by Sara Holland at the beginning of last week. I’m only 30 pages in but I’m already enjoying it. Then, last week end I went to Paris for Ed Sheeran’s show and I decided to take Grace & Fury by Tracy Banghart with me because Everless was too heavy. I’ve been reading this one ever since. I’m really loving it !

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Last week I was reading Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb and Everless by Sara Holland.

I don’t know what I’ll read next but with these three books I have a lot of reading hours ahead of me, don’t you think ?

What about you ? What are you currently reading ?

 

 

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| BOOK REVIEW | WITHOUT MERIT BY COLLEEN HOOVER

Without MeritWithout Merit
Author : Colleen Hoover
Genres : Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Publication : October 3rd 2017 by Atria Books

Synopsis : Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing it deserves is forgiveness.

The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother’s former nurse, the little half-brother isn’t allowed to do or eat anything fun, and the eldest siblings are irritatingly perfect. Then, there’s Merit.

Merit Voss collects trophies she hasn’t earned and secrets her family forces her to keep. While browsing the local antiques shop for her next trophy, she finds Sagan. His wit and unapologetic idealism disarm and spark renewed life into her—until she discovers that he’s completely unavailable. Merit retreats deeper into herself, watching her family from the sidelines when she learns a secret that no trophy in the world can fix.

Fed up with the lies, Merit decides to shatter the happy family illusion that she’s never been a part of before leaving them behind for good. When her escape plan fails, Merit is forced to deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth and losing the one boy she loves.

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You all know by now that Colleen Hoover is an autobuy author for me. This one was not my favorite but I still enjoyed it !
She still deals with heavy topics into this book, especially abuse.
I read it many years ago so it’s gonna be a short review !

Don’t make your presence known. Make your absence felt.

Plot

We follow Merit, who doesn’t fit entirely into her family. I liked her dark sense of humor.

The story is about the Voss family, it’s not focused on the romance at all ! Slowly, CoHo unravels the tangles of strife between the members of the Voss family.

In this book, CoHo differs from her usual genre that is romance. She has taken a great risk by doing so but the result is a powerful, raw and true story. Merit and her posse are feeling more humans than I thought possible.

In this book she deals with mental health, depression. These are heavy and important topics but there’s always a dim of hope.
While the first part of the book seems totally unrealistic, you have to reach the second part of the book to fully understand the whole story.

Don’t make your presence known. Make your absence felt.

This book also shows us how important and crucial discussion is. If I had to describe this book in just one sentence it would be : talk to your loved ones so unsaid things won’t poison your life.

All families have issues, have flaws because perfection doesn’t exist. All you have to do is communicate.

Overall I really enjoyed this book. As always with Colleen Hoover, she manages to write something different than her previous books.

4 stars

No matter how hard you try, things don’t always turn out the way you wish they could.

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About the author

Colleen Hoover 2.International and #1 New York Times bestselling author of romance, YA and Women’s Fiction.

Still doesn’t know the difference between affect/effect, further/farther, or if the oxford comma is in or out.

| WRAP UP & TBR | JULY 2018 TBR

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Hello lovelies ! It’s time for me to share my July TBR ! I plan on reading 5 books this month and yeah you can laugh, considering that I finished just one book in June hahaha !

  • Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett. It’s the book featured in the May Fairyloot’s box and I can’t wait to read it !
  • Everless by Sara Holland. It’s one of my most anticipated releases for 2018 !
  • Marie & Bronia by Natacha Henry.
  • Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb that I’m currently reading !
  • The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. I absolutely LOVED the PJO series and I really need to start this one !

I know I probably won’t be able to read half of these but hey, that’s okay ! What about you ? WHich books are you planning on reading this month ?

 

| WRAP UP & TBR | JUNE 2018 WRAP UP

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Hello lovelies ! it’s time for my June wrap up. And let’s be honest… I haven’t read that much this month. Ahem. I haven’t blogged seriously neither…

Anyway ! I finished one book and a manga ! Yep that’s all hahaha !

  • Les Illusions De Sav-Loar by Manon Fargetton. I LOVED it ! 5 stars.
  • Nana vol. 3. I am rereading this manga and I really love it ! 4.5 stars.

 

That’s it ! As I said … I haven’t read that much haha but what I read I absolutely loved !

What have you read in June ?

 

 

| MEMES | TOP TEN TUESDAY – TOP TEN SERIES I’D LIKE TO FINISH SOMEDAY

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Hello lovelies ! I can’t believe I haven’t posted in  whole week ! To be honest, I have been quite busy hahaha !

Anyway, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
Today’s theme is top ten series I’d like to finish someday.

Let’s start !

  • The Legacies series by Pittacus Lore. I have read the four first books in the series and I need to finish it.
  • Penryn And The End Of Days by Susan Ee. I have the first book many years ago.
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
  • Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes. I’ve read the first four books in the series.
  • The Raven cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. I have read the first two books in the quartet and loved them.
  • An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. I need to read the third book ASAP !

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

 

| MEMES | TOP TEN TUESDAY- TOP TEN BEACH READS

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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 beach reads ! Let’s start !

  • The Spring Girls by anna Todd. A cute contemporary read, perfect for the beach !
  • Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson, for the wanderer soul that is living inside of us, especially during the summer.
  • The Islanders series by Katherine Applegate. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this series and it’s the perfect read for the summer!
  • The Distance Between Us by Kasie West. Another cute contemporary !

 

  • Without Merit by Colleen Hoover. I didn’t cry too much while reading that one so I guess it’s safe to read it on a beach !
  • I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson.
  • The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. You know me, I can’t spend two months without reading Fantasy ! It’s just not possible !

That’s it ! It’s a top 7 this week ! I hope you enjoyed it !

| ON SCREEN | SHADOWHUNTERS SEASON 2

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Hello lovelies ! Today I’m gonna talk about the Shadowhunters’ second season. When the first season was aired, I made a post for each episode.  I decided to change that and make a post about a whole season. The first season was… well okay-ish ? I really enjoyed how the synopsis stayed faithful to the books but I had some issues with CGI and how some actors played, especially Dominic Sherwood and Kat McNamara.

The second season is better CGI wise. We can see that the budget has been raised and that’s really for the best ! The actors are also way more convincing ! Good CGI and better acting, it’s changing everything in my opinion !

The synopsis changed slightly from the story told by Cassandra Clare but it stays really faithful to the spirit and doesn’t change a lot to the main plot so that didn’t bother me at all !

Overall I really appreciated this season, and I hope the third is even better !