| TAGS & CHALLENGES | THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST BOOK TAG

the-beauty-and-the-beast-booktagHello lovelies ! It has been ages since I made a tag ! So let’s start to change this, shall we ?

I was tagged by Jesse from Booksatdawn to do the Beauty And The Beast book tag ! Seeing all the hype around the movie, I thought fitted to make that one !

Rules:
  • Thank the person who tagged you.
  • Mention the creator →Kirsty @ kirstyandthecatread
  • Match a book to each of the songs/characters below.
  • Tag as many people as you like.

polka-dots-bar-small

“TALE AS OLD AS TIME”A POPULAR THEME, TROPE OR SETTING YOU WILL NEVER GET BORED OF READING

Oh, that’s quite a difficult one. Hmm… let’s say the nice vampires ?

BELLEA BOOK YOUR BOUGHT FOR IT’S BEAUTIFUL COVER THAT’S JUST AS BEAUTIFUL INSIDE TOO

Six Of CrowsSix Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.

I marathoned the Grisha trilogy so I could read the Six Of Crows duology. I was really attracted by this stunning cover !
Seriously, look at it !
But the book ended being totally worth the hype ! One of my favorite reads for 2016 !!

BEASTA BOOK YOU DIDN’T EXPECT MUCH FROM BUT PLEASANTLY SURPRISED YOU

AfterAfter by Anna Todd, and the whole series !
I only picked up this book because I was to meet her again and I wanted to read at least one of her books before ! Well, I was positively surprised ! It’s far from being perfect, but I really enjoyed it ! I grew obsessed with the After series while reading it !

Now I need to buy the Landon duology !

GASTON – A BOOK EVERYONE LOVES THAT YOU DON’T

the book thief

LEFOU A LOYAL SIDEKICK YOU CAN’T HELP BUT LOVE MORE THAN THEIR COUNTER PART

cinderIko, from Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I can’t tell you how much I love Iko !
She is so funny, and loyal ! I think she has the best quotes !
But don’t get me wrong, I do love Cinder too !
It’s just that the sidekick character in this book is THAT awesome !!!

I am currently reading Cress, the third book in The Lunar Chronicles series and enjoying it so far !

MRS. POTT, CHIP, LUMIER & COGSWORTHA BOOK THAT HELPED YOU THROUGH A DIFFICULT TIME OR THAT TAUGHT YOU SOMETHING VALUABLE

Me Before YouMe Before You by Jojo Moyes. This book, oh this book guys ! It opened my eyes on so many important things !

I realized that I needed to live my life at its best and enjoy every minute of it ! It’s such a wonderful read !
I highly recommend it if you haven’t read it already  !

“SOMETHING THERE”A BOOK OR A SERIES THAT YOU WEREN’T INTO AT FIRST BUT PICKED UP TOWARDS THE END

Falling Kingdoms The Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes. I wasn’t really planning on buying it but I kept seeing these books everywhere and I got intrigued !
I still need to buy Crystal Storm that came out back in December though !
But I’m really enjoying this series so far ! I even read the first two books in the spin-off series, Spirits and Thieves !
It’s such a great world, so well built and the characters are really interesting !

“BE OUR GUEST” – A FICTIONAL CHARACTER YOU’D LOVE TO HAVE OVER FOR DINNER

CLOCKWORK ANGELlJem Carstairs, from The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare.

But let’s be honest, I don’t want to just have him over for dinner, if you get what I mean ! Ahem.
Jem is my bookish crush, my bae. So OF COURSE it has to be him !
Also, if you haven’t read this trilogy, what are you waiting for ?! these books are AMAZING !!

polka-dots-bar-small

I tag :

Donna from chocolatenwafflesblog

Lipsy from Lipsyy Lost & Found

Kat from Life and other disasters

Jenna from Reading With Jenna

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

| TAGS & CHALLENGES | THE GOODREADS BOOK TAG

the-goodreads-book-tag

Hello everyone ! I realize that I’m REALLY REALLY late when it comes to tags !  So let’s change that ! Today I’m doing the Goodreads book tag ! I was tagged by Jesse from booksatdawnbooksatdawn.Thank you so much Jesse !

What was the last book you marked as ‘read’?

after-ever-happyI’m cheating a little for that one, because I’m super late, I need to update my goodreads account !

But the last book I finished is After Ever Happy by Anna Todd.
I LOVED IT.
And I know, I need to write my reviews haha ! I have like 3 reviews to write haha !

What are you currently reading?

I’m currently finishing Queen Of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas. And I’m still currently reading The Darkest Magic by Morgan Rhodes.

What was the last book you marked as TBR?

Crooked KingdomCrooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo.

I got the boxset and these hardbacks are AMAZING !!! Gorgeous, pieces of art !!

And I can’t wait to read them hahaha ! I really loved the Grisha trilogy that I read in August !

What book do you plan to read next?

One of these two !

Do you use the star rating system?

Yes, of course !

Are you doing a 2016 Reading Challenge?

Yep ! I set it for 50 books !

Do you have a wishlist?

Just in my mind hahahaha !

What book do you plan to buy next?

A Torch Against The NightAh, I’m currently on a book buying ban ! Since I just bought my own apartment, I don’t know when I’ll be able to buy a book hahaha !

But it will probably be A Torch Against The Night by Sabaa Tahir.

I can’t wait to get my hands on it ! It’s one of my most anticipated releases of the year !

Do you have any favorite quotes? Share a few.

One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.

All humans make mistakes. What determines a person’s character aren’t the mistakes we make. It’s how we take those mistakes and turn them into lessons rather than excuses.

Who are your favorite authors?

Have you joined any groups?

Nope ! Well I had but they are not active anymore !

polka dots bar small

I tag :

Donna @ chocolatenwafflesblog

Sora @ sorareads

Kat @ theimpossiblegirlblog

Deanna @ anovelglimpse

| WRAP UP & TBR | SEPTEMBER 2016 TBR

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

Hello lovelies ! Here is my September TBR ! I know September will be an hectic month for me so I don’t plan on reading a lot of books ! Here are the 4 books I’m planning on reading this month !

  • After We Collided by Anna Todd. I am currently reading that one, I started it at the end of August !
  • Rule, the first book in the Marked Men series, by Jay Crownover. This is the French version.
  • Slammed, by Colleen Hoover.
  • The Darkest Magic by Morgan Rhodes, the second book in the Spirits And Thieves series !

I’m waiting for After We Fell to be delivered so I’ll try to read that one too ! At the end of the month, I’m going to a French book festival called the Festival New Romance. I’ll get to meet a lot of authors, especially Anna Todd and Colleen Hoover that I’ve already met a few months ago !

That’s it ! What’s on your TBR ?

| TAGS & CHALLENGES | INSIDE OUT BOOK TAG

 

inside out book tag

Hello lovelies ! It’s time for another book tag ! I am so behind with these ! Anyway, I was tagged by Booksatdawn to do the Inside Out book tag. Thanks for the tag !

polka dots bar small

A book that brings you joy.

Lady midnight

Lady Midnight by  Cassandra Clare

This is my current read and I am so glad to be back in the Shadowhunter’s world ! Obviously this book is bringing me other feelings but still it’s a joy to read about this world again !

 

A book that brings you sadness.

all the bright placesAll The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

I’m not gonna say a lot about this book because I don’t want to spoil it for you. But yeah it’s sad because what happened is somehow unavoidable (under the book’s circumstances, of course) !

 

A book that brings you fear.

L'alliance des troisL’alliance des trois by Maxim Chattam

and more generally the whole series. The Rauperoden was scaring the hell out of me, seriously !
Though, to be honest, I am easily scared…

 

A book that brings you anger.

fallenFallen by Lauren Kate

This series had SO MUCH potential ! But it bored me… It brings me anger because I think it could have been way better. It’s only my opinion, of course !

 

A book that brings you disgust.

outlander.1Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Again I’m not gonna say why but some parts were pretty disgusting ! So yeah I may have twisted the “question” for that one because the book is clearly not disgusting me  haha !

 

polka dots bar small

I tag :

Marie  from drizzleandhurricanebooks

Sharon from bookishgirl89

Jen from myriadinklings

Cristina from mytinyobsessions

 

 

| TAGS & CHALLENGES | BOOK BOYFRIEND BOOK TAG

book boyfriend booktagHello everyone ! How is your week end so far ? I was in need of something funny to do and this book tag seemed the perfect opportunity to do so ! I was tagged by Jesse from Booksatdawn, thanks again !

Let’s start this, shall we ?

polka dots bar small

Most Romantic Boyfriend

The Islanders vol1

Lucas from The Islanders series by Katherine Applegate.

He is really a kind of perfect boyfriend, at least for the first books !
So yeah, without any hesitation, Lucas !

I know I’m talking a lot about this series hahaha !

Dark and Moody Bad Boy with a Good Side

Falling Kingdoms

Magnus Damora from the Falling Kingdoms series

I loved his character from the start, he is one of the most interesting characters from this series, in my opinion !
I cannot wait to read the fifth book as soon as it comes out !

Paranormal Boyfriend

CLOCKWORK ANGELl

Jem Carstairs from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare.

MY book boyfriend number 1 no matter what ! He is sooo perfect, and swoon worthy !
My fav character from my fav trilogy !

 

Boyfriend You Want to Tame

darkfever

Jerricho Barrons from the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning !
Seriously he is so mysterious and so HOT !
It’s a great series you should read it if you haven’t already !

 

 

Boy You Friend Zoned

Harry Potter and the sorcerer stone

Harry Potter ! I grew up with him, he’s like a brother, a friend who has always been there !

Plus I totally ship him with Ginny !

 

 

Your Soul Mate

THE FINAL EMPIRE

That would be Elend from The Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson.
He is a scholar, loves to get lost in a book, and is kind of witty.

Yep, soul mate material !

 

 

Boyfriend You Want to Elope With

CLOCKWORK ANGELl

Still my beloved Jem Carstairs from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

You get why, right ?

 

 

Boyfriend You’d Venture Anywhere With

a darker shade of magic

Kell from the Shades Of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab.

Because I would feel so protected with him (you bet!) and travel would be so easy HAHA !

 

Boyfriend You’d Want to Be Stranded on a Deserted Island With

outlander.1

Jamie Fraser from the Outlandr series by Diana Gabaldon.

Because he would know how to find a way to survive !

 

 

Most Badass Boyfriend

THE FINAL EMPIREElend from the Mistborn trilogy again.

I won’t explain why because of spoilers, though !

 

 

polka dots bar small

That’s all !

I tag :

Beth from hellobeautifulbookblog

Jenna from readingwithjenna

Lola from hitormissbooks

Sara from freadomlibrary

 

| TAGS & CHALLENGES | THE WINE BOOK TAG

wine book tagHello everyone ! I am so so late on my tags and challenges ! I was tagged by Jesse @ booksatdawn to do the wine book tag ! Thank you so much !
Wine + books, could it be more perfect ?!

 

Box Wine – a book that people will judge you for liking but you like it anyway!

TwilightTwilight by Stephenie Meyer

I don’t know how it is elsewhere, but it’s kind of shameful to like the Twilight series in France !

I don’t care though. I enjoyed them and have reread them like 2 times.

 

Organic Wine – a book that doesn’t have any added crap in it and is just written perfectly.

THE FINAL EMPIRE

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

In my opinion, it’s the perfect fantasy book.

 

 

Gluehwein – a really spicy, wintry read.

outlander.1Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

I couldn’t think of any other book for that one !
I think it matches perfectly the description above hahaha !

 

 

Sauvignon Blanc – a really sharp and aggressive read that you couldn’t put down!

An Ember In The AshesAn Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

It was such a page turner, I couldn’t put it down ! When I had to (because, you know, work), the story stayed with me !

 

 

Pinot Noir – a book you didn’t expect much from but ended up getting blown away!

Lux beginningsLux : Beginnings by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I wasn’t sure I would like this series. But I am really glad I picked it ! It’s such an addictive read !

Chardonnay – a good summer read that was super-zesty?

Anna and the French kissAnna And The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

It’s the perfect summer read ! Cute, fluffy and well written !
Also can I sat that I LOVE Chardonnay ? haha !

 

 

Rose – a book that has a little bit of everything in it.

Falling KingdomsFalling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

This series has a bit of everything ! It’s such a great series !
I can’t wait to get the fifth book !

Shiraz – A full-bodied book that is dark and juicy

darkfeverDarkFever by Karen Marie Moning

This is an amazing series, really darker than I thought when I bought the first book ! It’s one of my favorite urban fantasy series !

 

 

Merlot – a smooth easy read with a soft finish.

isla and the happily ever afterIsla And The Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

It’s the perfect happily ever after you could wish for ! I adored this book !

We need more books like this haha !

Champagne – Your Favourite Book

clockwork princessClockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

How could I make a book tag without talking at least once of my favorite trilogy ?!

PERFECTION.

 

polka dots bar small

I tag :

Kat at lifeandotherdisasters

Sharon at bookishgirl89

Deanna at anovelglimpse

Jenna at fictionalneverland

 

 

| TAGS & CHALLENGES | THE FRIENDS BOOK TAG

The Friends book tag

Hello everyone ! It has been a long time since I posted a tag ! Which  means I have a lot of catch up to do ! Months ago Jesse @ booksatdawn tagged me to do the Friends book tag ! Friends is still one of my favorite TV show !

Since I’m always trying my best to avoid spoilers, you should look at the pictures before reading. If you haven’t read the book, skip to the next paragraph okay ?

Let’s start this !

 

polka dots bar small

The One Where Eddie Won’t Go – a character I wish would just go away:

An Ember In The Ashes

The Commandant from An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir.

I’m not gonna say too much because well… spoilers, but seriously I can’t stand this character.

Cruelty is, in my opinion, unforgivable.

The One Where Ross and Rachel Take A Break – favorite break up scene:

city of lost souls

Beware : spoiler alert !!

So for this one, I had difficulties to pick one but let’s say the Malec’s one. It was so painful, even though it was logic, and meant to happen. If you’ve read The Mortal Instruments series, you know what I mean haha !

 

The One With All The Kissing – a book with lots of kissing:

november9

November 9 by Colleen Hoover

Yep. Lot of kissing involved. But it’s the case for most of the New Adults books !

 

 

The Last One – favorite series finale:

clockwork princess

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Always & forever !
This is my favorite trilogy and this finale is… everything ! It’s perfect, really !

 

The One With a Blackout – a scene I’d like to forget:

THE FINAL EMPIRE

I’ll go with one special scene in The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson, which is the first book in the Mistborn series.

It’s not really a scene I’d like to forget but it really broke my heart.

 

 

The One Where Chandler Can’t Cry – a book that did not make you as emotional as others:

the book thief

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

This is a DNF book for me, unfortunately !
But I know a lot of people loved it !

 

 

The One Where Joey Doesn’t Share Food:- a book you won’t ever lend:

HAHAHA. I don’t lend books. The last time I did it, the so called friend didn’t give them back. I won’t make the same mistake again !

The One With the Thumb – a recent read that you would give two thumbs up to:

Me Before You

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

This book changed my vision of life. It’s really cheesy to say so but it’s true.
I related so much to these characters and situations. It’s an incredible story!

It will stay in my top 5 for a long long time !

 

The One With the Ick Factor – a book with a pet peeve:

marked

House Of Night by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast

I’m trying to finish the series but it’s less and less interesting and mainly focusing on love stories…

 

The One With The Lesbian Wedding – favorite LGBTQ book couple:

La proie de la magieVanyel and Tylendel from Valdemar : The Last Herald-Mage by Mercedes Lackey.

I read this book many years ago but it was so beautifully written and interesting. Their love story is magnificent !
By the way, this is the French cover. This book was published by Bragelonne.

 

polka dots bar small

I tag :

Kat from Lifeandotherdisasters

Marie from drizzleandhurricanebooks

Sara from Freedomlibrary

Cristina from Mytinyobsessions

friends