SUMMER / BEACH READS

summer reads

Hello lovelies ! I missed yesterday’s TTT, so I decided to do a post about it anyway ! In Summer, I tend to read more romance books ! So yeah, be prepared !

The Islanders by Katherine Applegate is a series that I really really loved ! It’s about a bunch of teens living on a small island. Their posse, the relationships, the plot, the writing style… everything about this series I absolutely adored !

The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I’ve only read the first two books but I can picture myself reading it wrapped in a comfy blanket, sipping tea or on my balcony, while drinking iced tea !

Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan is a wonderful contemporary read but I wouldn’t bring it to the beach with me you know ? I’m not a fan of crying in public hahaha !

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson feels like a summer holiday. It’s about a road trip, and there are playlists ! Yep, definitively holidays !

Anna And The French Kiss and its two companion novels by Stephanie Perkins is the cutest read you could ever find ! Perfect for the Summer !

The After series by Anna Todd is far from being your usual romance read ! And it’s another book I wouldn’t bring to the beach with me ! I was obsessed with this series, I was so hard to put the book down !

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover is an eye-opener book ! It’s far from being a light read, but I loved it so much. It can be said for all CoHo’s books though.

The Air He Breathes by Brittainy C. Cherry, another powerful romance ! The perfect summer read !

That’s it ! Have you read any of these books ?

 

 

| TAGS & CHALLENGES | THIS IS MY GENRE, TELL ME YOURS BOOK TAG

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Hello lovelies !! I know I haven’t posted this last week ! I am so sorry but I was so exhausted that I haven’t been able to blog when I went home after work. Anyway, a few months Kat from Lifeandotherdisasters tagged me to do the This is my genre, tell me yous book tag.
Let’s start this !

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THE RULES:

  • Credit the bad, bad  Drew @TheTattooedBookGeek as the creator of the tag, use the created tag name graphic and link back to his blog.
  • Answer the questions.
  • Tag as many people as you want.
  • No long list, simple really!

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1. WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE GENRE ?

Well it’s very difficult to narrow it to one genre but based on the books I’ve read, I’d say Fantasy.

2. WHO’S YOUR FAVOURITE AUTHOR FROM THE GENRE ?

Also difficult to narrow it to just one author. So here is my top 3 !
V.E. Schwab, Cassandra Clare and Sarah J. Maas !

3. WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE GENRE THAT KEEPS PULLING YOU BACK ?

I do enjoy reading contemporary books too but there’s a special thing about Fantasy. My mind is entirely elsewhere. I am fully immersed in the book’s world and that’s such an amazing experience ! It’s… addicting. It’s difficult to put this feeling into words !

4. WHAT’S THE BOOK THAT STARTED YOUR LOVE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE GENRE ?

I used to love Buffy The Vampire Slayer (still does !) and there were a lot of books. I’ve owned (and therefore read) like 40 of these. I think they are some of my firsts fantasy books.

5. IF YOU HAD TO RECOMMEND AT LEAST ONE BOOK FROM YOUR FAVOURITE GENRE TO A NON-READER/SOMEONE LOOKING TO START READING THAT GENRE, WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND WHY ?

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A Darker Shade Of Magic by V.E. Schwab ! It’s such an innovative fantasy book !
It’s original, brilliant, quirky, and so well written !
It’s the first book of a trilogy and I can only recommend to read these 3 books because I know they’re totally worth it ! It’s an adult book, not a Young Adult one but I think everyone can read it and appreciate it !

6. WHY DO YOU READ ?

That’s my own bubble of happiness. I love my life, don’t get me wrong. But I enjoying spending time on my own, reading a good book while sipping tea or coffee. It’s relaxing and helps me to turn off my brain, you know ?

Plus, I don’t live just one life. I’m living a thousand ones !

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I tag

Donna @ chocolatenwaffles

Deanna @ anovelglimpse

Aentee  @ readatmidnight

 

| BOOK REVIEW | A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES BY SARAH J. MAAS

A Court Of Thorns and rosesA Court Of Thorns And Roses
Author : Sarah J. Maas
Series : A Court Of Thorns And Roses
Genres : Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication : May 5th 2015 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Synopsis : Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.

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Sometimes I want to kick myself. Hard. Like when I don’t buy a book because I’m afraid of the hype. And when I finally do, I realize how great the book is ! That’s the case with this book !

Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.

Plot

It’s a Beauty And The Beast retelling. It follows Feyre who is living with her father and her two sisters, Elain and Nesta. She is the only one bringing money to the family. She hunts so her family can survive. They live near the wall separating the human world from Prythian, the Fey’s realm.
One day, her world is turned upside down.

The story took its sweet time to get settled. To be honest I found the first part quite slow. But it allows us to meet properly our main character Feyre, and to fully understand her situation. To see how badly things are for her and her family.
Feyre has too many responsibilities for her age.
Somehow, the treaty, it’s like a sort of freedom for her.

Because I wouldn’t want to die alone,” I said, and my voice wobbled as I looked at Tamlin again, forcing myself to meet his stare. “Because I’d want someone to hold my hand until the end, and awhile after that.
That’s something everyone deserves, human or faerie.

When she arrives at the Spring Court, all her beliefs are shattered ! All her deepest convictions about the feys are broken into a millions little pieces. They’re not the monsters she always thought. At least not completely, and not all of them.

In the first part of the book, she’s living a life worth of a princess. But all is not pink. She can sense that so many things are hidden from her, and that some feys are really dangerous.

The second part of the book, well, the part Under The Mountain… OMG it changes the game !
Amarantha wants to torture her, to break her. What she’s making Feyre face is inhuman ! But in her suicidal mission, she will find some unexpected allies.

The plot is really amazing ! I was on the edge of my seat while reading the last part. And that ending !

Everything I love has always had a tendency to be taken away from me.

I loved the plot but the interactions between the characters are also amazing !
The world-building is good, but I want to see more of Prythian !

Characters

  • Feyre is only a human barely surviving with her family. She finds herself propulsed in a dangerous and unknown world ! She changed so much through the whole book. I enjoyed witnessing it.
    Feyre is fierce, stubborn and loyal to death.
  • Tamlin is such a sweet High Lord. So Swoon-worthy ! He is quite difficult to understand though. But when you see the whole picture, you understand why he acted that way.  Nonetheless, I must admit he kind of disappointed me Under The Mountain.
  • Lucien is a great character in my opinion ! I like him so much ! Angry and distant at first, he softens when he gets to know Feyre ! He becomes an ally !
  • Rhysand, ah Rhysand ! I don’t really know what to think of him ! I started to appreciate him, to be honest !

I love you,” he whispered, and kissed my brow. “Thorns and all.

5 stars

Overall I really loved this book ! It’s so gripping !

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About the author

Sarah J. MaasSarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.

 

ABOUT SHADES OF MAGIC

shades of magic tome 1Hello lovelies ! How are you ? Today I wanna share something with you. By now you probably have guessed what this post is about : Lumen, a French publisher, posted the Shades Of Magic cover. It will be released on June 8th !
I can’t tell you how excited I am for this release !!!! I cannot wait to share my love for this series with my friends. I have been raving and raving about this series and now they’ll be able to understand why haha !

I hope it’s only the beginning and that all Schwab’s books will be translated in French !

| MEMES| THIS WEEK IN BOOKS #34

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

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I am currently reading two books. The Isle Of Brigadoon by J.S Fields. I was already reading this last week. I haven’t got a lot of time left reading though. I went to Roma with some friends, and then got back very tired haha !
I also started A Court Of Mist And Fury by Sarah J. Maas. This book has been nagging at me since I finished A Court Of Thorns And Roses ! And I didn’t want to rush my reading of The Isle Of Brigadoon, just because I wanted to start A Court Of Mist And Fury !

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Last week I was reading The Isle Of Brigadoon by J.S. Fields. I am enjoying it so far even though it took me time to remember who was who !

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Let’s be honest, the next book I’ll read will be A Court Of Wings And Ruin haha ! I am currently obsessed with this trilogy !
I also want to read A Conjuring Of Light by V.E. Schwab !

That’s it ! What are you currently reading ?

| BOOK HAUL | MY APRIL 2017 BOOK HAUL

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Hello everyone ! How is your week so far ? Mine started pretty good ! Anyway, I’m here to show you my April book haul !

As you can see on the picture above, I got 3 books in the month of April !

  • A Conjuring Of Light by V.E. Schwab, the final book in the Shades Of Magic trilogy. FINALLY. I pre ordered it and it took 2 freaking month to arrive… It got lost one time and the second time around, it took longer than usual to be delivered… Thank you French post !
  • The Beauty And The Beast by Gabrielle Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve. It’s a special illustrated edition, with amazing content inside ! I may write a post about its content. We shall see.
  • The Fire (The Fire Between High And Lo) by Brittainy C. Cherry. It’s the second book in her Elements series. And yeah, I bought the French edition !

That’s it ! As you can see, I have been really reasonable !Have you read any of these books ?

 

 

| TAGS & CHALLENGES | UNPOPULAR OPINION BOOKTAG

The Unpopular Booktag

Hello lovelies ! It has been a very on time since I posted a booktag ! I was tagged by Jesse from Booksatdawn. Thank you so much Jesse !

Let’s start, shall we ?

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1. A popular book or series you didn’t like

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak which was a DNF for me.

Yeah, I know I know, everyone seems to love it. Well, not me.
The POV was too cold, too impersonal for my liking.

The story I found interesting though.

 

2. A popular book or series that everyone else seems to hate but you love.

Twilight

The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer.

I first read it when I was a teen and I loved it so much ! I reread it multiple times since then and I still enjoy it !

I haven’t read it in the past 3 years or so so maybe I would enjoy it less than I used to, who knows !

3. A love triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with (warn people for spoilers) OR an OTP that you don’t like.

Up until today, It didn’t happen !

 

4. A popular genre that you hardly reach for.

Biography, autobiography, books written by actors, these kind of books.

 

5. A popular or beloved character that you do not like.

A COURT OF MIST AND FURY

I am currently reading A Court Of Mist And Fury by Sarah J. Maas and let’s say that right now, I’m not really carrying him in my heart, if you know what I mean !

I know it’s the Unpopular opinion, but I had to talk about this book ! I am currently obsessed with this trilogy haha !

6. A popular author that you can’t seem to get into.

Hmm… I don’t think it ever happened.

7. A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing.

The chosen one. With his faithful trope. I’ve read this story so many times ! So it needs to b very well written or with an original element in order for me to enjoy it.

8. A popular series that you have no interest in reading..

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The Fifty Shades series by E. L. James.

I know “Never say never” but I’m really not interested in reading this series.
And I am not interested in watching the movies neither. Not if I can avoid it !

 

9. The saying goes “The book is always better than the movie”, but what movie or T.V. show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?

That’s a tough one ! Hmmm…. Oh I know ! Game of Thrones !

 

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That’s it !

I tag  :

Mia @ thecosyreader

Donna @ chocolatenwaffles

Trang @ bookidote

That’s it ! I hope you enjoyed it !!!