MY FAVORITE READS FOR THE FIRST PART OF 2018

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Hello lovelies ! I can’t wait for my week end to begin ! Today I’m gonna talk about my favorite reads for the first part of 2018 ! I know I’m posting it kind of late, but I decided to talk about my favorite reads from January to June.

Let’s start, shall we ? So, in no particular order :

  • Les Illusions De Sav-Loar by Manon Fargetton. It’s the sequel to one of my favorite reads for 2017 ! I really loved it ! I still need to write my review though.
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. It was such a good surprise even though I had a hard time with the 100 first pages.
  • La Main De L’Empereur by Olivier Gay. I can’t wait to read the sequel !
  • A Court Of Frost And Starlight by Sarah J.Maas. Just because I was so happy to read about Feyre and Rhysand again !
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. It’s one of my most
  • anticipated releases for 2018 and I wasn’t disappointed at all !
  • Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor. She’s one of my favorite authors and I need to read its sequel ASAP !

That’s it ! I hope you enjoyed this post !

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MY JUNE 2018 FAIRYLOOT UNBOXING

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Hello lovelies ! It’s more than time for me to share with you my Fairyloot unboxing for the June box entitled Rebels In Ballgowns ! I was so happy with everything inside this box !

Let’s start, shall we ?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFirst item is a cushion cover designed by Miss Phi. It features a Legendary quote. Which reminds me that I REALLY need to buy this book.
A candle designed by Geeky Clean and inspired by Nevernight by Jay Kristoff. Another book I need to buy !
Next item is an iron-on patch designed by Ink&Wonder. I love her work and I’m so happy to now own a patch !
There are three magnetic bookmarks designed by Taratjah Art and featuring Shatter Me characters.
I am now the owner of a gorgeous reading journal by FictionTea Designs ! I have been planning to buy a reading journal so I’m more than glad to own that one !
Another item I was really happy about was the stunning Masquerade Mask necklace ! Seriously it’s soooo beautiful !!

Finally the book : Grace & Fury by Tracy Banghart. I’ve already read it and I can tell it’s an amazing book !

That’s it ! I LOVED everything inside this box ! 

| 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 !

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 !

 

| 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.