| 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 ?

| MEMES | TOP TEN TUESDAY – TOP TEN OF THE MOST UNIQUE BOOK I’VE READ

TOP TEN TUESDAY

Hello lovelies ! It’s time for another TTT ! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & The Bookish !

Today’s theme is Top Ten Of The Most Unique Books I’ve Read

Let’s start with Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. This book changed my vision of life ! It’s one of my favorite books read in  2016 !
Vicious by V.E. Schwab is such a unique read ! I couldn’t decide which character was good or evil ! It’s very impressive !
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi, I’ve never read a book like this one !

November 9 by Colleen Hoover ! A book that takes place every year, on November 9th. Such a unique concept ! But I could have picked Confess, for its paintings or Maybe Someday, for its songs !
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, because of the narrative point of view ! This is also the exact reason why I DNFed this book haha !
Aristotle And Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. What can I say about this book ? You should read it !

That’s it ! My top ten is a top six this week !! I hope you enjoyed it !

| ON SCREEN | DIVERGENT

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Directed by Neil Burger
Released on March 21, 2014 (US)

I’ve already seen this movie when it was released but decided to watch it once again to write a review.

I’ve read the book written by Veronica Roth years ago and really liked it. So I was really eager to see the movie adaptation.

The movie is really faithful to the book, it’s great to see ! I really appreciated it. Of course it means that I didn’t get surprised while watching it but that’s okay ! Because it also means that every important scene was there.

Now let’s talk about the casting. I found the actors well chosen. Tris is played by Shailene Woodley. It’s a great actress. Theo James plays the badass Four. Aaah. Four. Perfect choice, really ! The chemistry between the two of them is real ! Caleb is played by Ansel Elgort. Jeannine is played by Kate Winslet and she was the perfect evil woman, manipulative, cold. I’ve always enjoyed Kate Winslet’s work and she didn’t disappoint at all in this movie !
The casting is really amazing. They all made a great job !

I really enjoyed watching this movie ! It’s action packed, the story is well explained and that’s all I was asking for !

Have you seen it ? Did you enjoy it ?

| BOOK REVIEW | CRESS BY MARISSA MEYER

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Author : Marissa Meyer
Series : The Lunar Chronicles
Genres : Science Fiction, Young Adult
Publication : February 4th 2014 by Puffin Books

This is the third book in The Lunar Chronicles series. This review will spoil you if you haven’t read the previous books.

Synopsis : In this third book in Marissa Meyer’s bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped on a satellite since childhood who’s only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she’s just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is splintered. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price than she’d ever expected. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai, especially the cyborg mechanic. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.

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I really REALLY enjoyed that one ! It’s action packed, funny and mixed with emotional moments.

I promise, I will not let you die without being kissed.

Plot

This installment is focused on Cress. It’s the retelling of Rapunzel and I liked the little reminders of Rapunzel. The long hair, the forced loneliness, the haircut, a knight in a not so shiny armor etc…

In this third book, Cinder and her gang want to rescue Cress from her satellite. But nothing goes as planned !

I loved this book so much. Cress is an amazing character, candid and kind. I enjoyed learning much about her, and her past. She also has this massive crush on Thorne and I found it so cute !!

Another thing I loved is how the plot is getting more and more complex with each book. Dr Erland is back and I was really happy about it. His knowledge is very important for the plot. He helps us understanding the Lunars, and the mysterious letumosis.
On the downside, I guessed the big plot twist so easily !

In this book we briefly meet with Winter. She is pretty mad and yet so kind ! She helps Scarlet.
I really enjoyed seeing all these characters mingling together ! Most of them are so strong-minded and stubborn, it led to some funny moments ! The characters’ growth is also worth of mentioning : they all changed so much !

The ending made me want to start Winter ASAP ! Seriously, this story is so addictive !

She dreamed of deep soul connections and passionate kisses and daring escapades. She was certain that he simply had to meet her, just once, and he would feel the same way. It would be like those epic love affairs that exploded into existence and burned white hot for all eternity. The type of love that time and distance and even death couldn’t separate.

Characters

  • Cinder is accepting her role. She knows there will be casualties and that she can’t help it. She knows her friends can’t be her priority. She goes to Africa to see Dr Erland, she wants to stop Levana.
  • Scarlet is treated like an animal. Somehow she understands Wolf’s condition a little more ! Nonetheless, despite her pain, her sadness, she stays strong, and becomes even more stronger !
  • Iko is her equal ! I can’t tell you how much I love her !! She is funny, witty and cute, in a word, perfect ! And now she has a pretty body to match her personality !
  • Jacin is a new character. He was Sybil’s guard but his loyalty goes to Princess Winter. He is such an intriguing character !
  • Wolf is only a shadow of himself without Scarlet. I didn’t really like ths side of him to be honest. Okay, I get it, you’re devastated but he is fighting to get her back, at least not as much I thought he would.
  • Thorne is suffering from a disability in this book. He is trying his best to adapt, to save Cress and his own ass.
    He also tries his best to dissuade Cress to see him as a hero. In this book we get to see behind his mask. We can witness how poorly he thinks of himself. It makes him attracting haha !
  • Cress is so sweet ! She discovers the worlds the eyes of a baby ! Her reactions are so cute !! And yet, she is a great asset for Cinder. She is very talented !

5 stars

It always came back to love. More than freedom, more than acceptance—love. True love, like they sang about in the second era. The kind that filled up a person’s soul. The kind that lent itself to dramatic gestures and sacrifices. The kind that was irresistible and all-encompassing.

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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 #30

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

Let’s start, shall we ?

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Yesterday I started Scythe (La Faucheuse) by Neal Shusterman. I’m only a few pages in but liking it so far !

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Last week I was reading Devil In The Countryside by Cory Barclay. I finished it at the end of March and really enjoyed it !
I was also reading The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski. It’s a reread and let me tell you, it was necessary ! Even though now I want to change my TBR and read The Winner’s Crime ASAP !!

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I don’t know when I’ll finish Scythe but after that one I plan on reading either The Isle Of Brigadoon by J. S. Fields or The Heartbeat Hypothesis by Lindsey Frydman !

That’s it ! What are you currently reading ?