MY MAY 2018 FAIRYLOOT UNBOXING

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Hello lovelies ! It has been a long time since I made a Fairyloot unboxing ! I always feel like a child on Christmas day while opening these wonderful boxes !

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASo, first there’s this gorgeous booksleeve designed by Reverie & Ink. The quote featured on it is from An Ember In The Ashes.

There’s also the Norgard vegan bathbomb, created by Little Hearts Gifts. This bathbomb is SO amazing, I don’t tink I will ever it !

Next is the Remnant vegan lipscrub made by Geeky Clean ! It will come in handy !

The Wyrd Mark page flags designed by Fictiontea designs are so cute !

Next item is the Save The Kingdom tea, crafted by The Tea Leaf Co. I’m sure I’ll enjoy this one !

Finally, there’s the Weapon Coaster, designed by Evie Bookish. From The Winner’s trilogy, that I really enjoyed !

And last but not the least, let’s not forget the book : Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett.

That’s it ! A wonderful box as I was saying !

 

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| BOOKSTAGRAM | MAY 2018

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Hello lovelies ! Today I’m gonna share with you some pictures I took this month. It has been very difficult to take photos because of the very bad lighting. We’re having a very grey and raining Spring here !

Anyway, without further ado, here are the photos !

 

That’s it ! I am pretty happy with my pictures this month, to be honest ! 

 

 

 

 

 

| BOOK HAUL | MY MAY 2018 BOOK HAUL

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Hello lovelies ! Let me show you my monthly book haul ! I have 4 books to show you !

  • A Court Of Frost And Starlight by Sarah J. Maas. It’s one of my most anticipated releases for this year. I already read it and absolutely LOVED it ! I was so happy to be back into this world !
  • Red Rising by Pierce Brown. I heard so many amazing things about this book, I can’t wait to read it and finally see what this hype is about !
  • Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb. I borrowed this edition, it belongs to my dad, actually. I bought it for him last year.
  • Onyx And Ivory by Mindee Arnett.

It’s a pretty good buying month. I’ll have to down it a little next month hahaha !

| BOOK REVIEW | THE CRUEL PRINCE BY HOLLY BLACK

The Cruel PrinceThe Cruel Prince
Author : Holly Black
Series : The Folk Of The Air
Genres : Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Young adult
Publication : January 2nd 2018 by Little, Brown Books

Synopsis : Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

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It’s one of my most anticipated releases for 2018 and there is so much hype surrounding this book ! So let’s say that I was a little frightened to start this book ! But it lived up to its reputation !

Trigger warning : abuse, violence

Plot

We follow Jude, her twin sister Taryn and their older sister Vivienne. Vivienne’s father is a Fey, called Madoc.
The book starts abruptly, violently ! It gives us the tone for the rest of the book. Madoc is not an average fey, he is a noble fey, Gentry. He took the three sisters with him and they’re treated as Gentry too. Well, at least it’s supposed to be that way.

Jude and Taryn go to the school with the other Fey but they are bullied, especially by the Prince Cardan and his posse.
The twin sisters couldn’t be any different : Taryn desperately wants to fit in while Jude is always defying Cardan.

If I cannot be better than them, I will become so much worse.

This book is fantastic ! It’s the first time I read a Holly’s book and it didn’t disappoint. There’s something magical about her writing style. She really manages to capture the dark and dangerous beauty that is the Faery’s signature.

The world-building is amazing ! I especially love how the faeries are describded. There’s no sugar coat, just the bare truth.
The beginning was a bit slow, but once the real action starts, OMG it’s really compelling !

There’s also the political aspects. The game of thrones. (Ooops, sorry, wrong reference !) It has been a long time since I read a political centered plot and I missed it !

To be honest, this book has all the ingredients of a 5 stars read : action, betrayal, plot twists, diversity and twisted characters.

What could I become if I stopped worrying about death, about pain, about anything? If I stopped trying to belong? Instead of being afraid, I could become something to fear.

I also enjoyed how the characters weren’t just good or bad but in between. All of them. Even the humans. Because let’s be honest, Jude is deviously cunning too ! I found no character totally likeable, and I think that’s something the author wanted.

The spying part was also exciting. Seeing Jude becoming as deadly as the Feys, getting stronger and more cruel.

No, really, this book is excellent ! It’s dark, twisted and so compelling ! The ending nearly killed me and I can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel !

Because you’re like a story that hasn’t happened yet. Because I want to see what you will do. I want to be part of the unfolding of the tale.

Characters

  • Jude is really interesting. She doesn’t want to fit in with the Gentry and yet she is as cruel and as cunning ! She is reckless, and badass in her own way. Yet, she is truely protective of her family.
  • Taryn is a character I disliked from the beginning. She was not loyal to her sister.
  • Locke I had doubts from the beginning about his demeanor with Jude.
  • Cardan is a character I despised from the beginning. But, as the story goes on, we get to learn him a little more and somehow I came to pity him.
  • Madoc was quite interesting too. For a Fey, he is very fair !
  • Vivi is the most normal acting of them all.

 

I really LOVED this book !

5 stars

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About the author

Holly BlackHolly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, the Magisterium series (with Cassandra Clare), The Darkest Part of the Forest, and her new series which begins with The Cruel Prince in January 2018.

 

| TAGS & CHALLENGES | THE SUPERLATIVES TAG

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Hello lovelies ! It has been a loooong time since I posted a tag. To be honest, I kind of missed it !

I was tagged by Kat from lifeandotherdisasters to do the superlatives book tag !

#1 MOST LIKELY TO BE IN THE MOVIES: THE BOOK THAT WOULD MAKE THE BEST MOVIE

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A Darker Shade Of Magic by V.E. Schwab, obviously ! Ha,how AMAZING it would be !

#2 BIGGEST DRAMA QUEEN/KING: THE MOST (OVERLY) DRAMATIC BOOK OR CHARACTER

Throne of glass

For that one, I think Meggy from chocolatenwaffles would agree : Celaena from the Throne Of Glass series !

#3 BEST DRESSED: THE BOOK WITH THE BEST COVER

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Strange The Dreamerby Laini Taylor. I chose from my bookshelves, obviously ! Look how pretty it is !

#4 MOST CREATIVE: THE BOOK WITH THE MOST UNIQUE PLOT, CHARACTERS, & STRUCTURE

THE FINAL EMPIRE

The Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. The plot, the magic, everything is unique !

#5 MOST POPULAR: THE BOOK WITH THE MOST RATINGS ON GOODREADS

Oooh. Tough one ! Probably Harry Potter !

#6 MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED: THE BOOK THAT IS GOING TO BE APPRECIATED FOR MANY YEARS TO COME

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Harry Potter, again ! I hope it will stay a reference, a series that will make a lot of children dive into the reading frenzy that we got !

#7 CLASS CLOWN: THE BOOK THAT MADE YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD

the lightning thief

Percy Jackson is such a funny series !! I laughed so much while reading it !

#8 MOST IMPROVED: THE BOOK THAT STARTED OFF SLOW, BUT REALLY PICKED UP

THE FINAL EMPIRE

Again, I picked The Final Empire by brandon Sanderson.

#9 CUTEST COUPLE: CUTEST COUPLE IN A BOOK

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#10 BIGGEST HEARTBREAKER: THE BOOK THAT BROKE YOUR HEART

Me Before You

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Oh God, this book !! You need to read it ifyou haven’t, already !

That’s it !

I tag :

Aurélie from Bettierosebooks

Joey from Thoughtsandafterthoughts

Lois from Mymidnightmusing

I hope you enjoyed this post ! See you soon & have a lovely week end !

| BOOK HAUL | MY FEBRUARY 2018 BOOK HAUL

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Hello lovelies ! It’s more than time for me to post my February book haul ! I only bought 2 books in February !

  • La Mémoire De Babel by Christelle Dabos, the third book in a series called La Passe-Miroir.
  • Belgravia by Jullian Fellowes.

That’s it ! I know I’ve been reasonable but there’s a reason : I bought a brand new car and it costs (a lot of) money ! haha ! Which books did you buy in February ?

| BOOK HAUL | MY JANUARY 2018 BOOK HAUL

January 2018 book haul

Hello lovelies ! It’s more than time for me to share my January book haul ! I got 3 books last month !

  • The Spring Girls by anna Todd ! It’s one of my most anticipated releases for 2018 so I can’t wait to read it !
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. I got it into my January Fairyloot box and I couldn’t be happier with the book chosen ! It’s anotherone of my most anticipated releases for this year !
  • Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder. I’ve had this bookon my radar for ages now !

That’s it ! What have you bought in January ?