| TAGS &CHALLENGES | THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES TAG

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Hello everyone ! It has been SO LONG since I made a tag ! But guess what ? I’m back in the game ! I was tagged by Kat from lifeandotherdisasters to do the emperor’s new clothes book tag !

“YOUR MAJESTY, THIS IS A MAGIC SUIT” – An overhyped book that promised to be *something more*

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Okay, don’t yell at me please. But The Book Thief was a DNF for me.
I was expecting SO MUCH of this book !

And yet, the POV was too cold for my taste…That’s why I decided to put it down and I never picked it up again !
Nonetheless, I know this is a greatly loved book.

 

“SOMEBODY SEND FOR THE QUEEN” – A love interest that wasn’t called for

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Zedd, in the After series by Anna Todd.
Seriously, guy, when did you think you had any chance ?!

I really LOVED this series, but this love interest, nah.
Which reminds me that I need to read Nothing More ! It’s a my September TBR.

“THE DOUBLET IS A LOVELY SHADE OF GREEN” – A book that seduced you with its cover (that you ended up disliking)

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Fallen by Lauren Kate. Well maybe not the first book. I bought itbecause of the gothic vibes on the cover. I bought the sequels and I even finished reading the whole series. But to be honest I kind of forced myself to do it. I wasn’t enjoying it anymore !

Did you read it ?

“SUMMON THE COURT TO CONVENE” – A book where you were swayed by public opinion

Twilight

 

I have to make the same answer than Kat : Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.
I LOVED these books when I read it many yeas ago. And I still love it. But I wouldn’t dare reread it now because my opinion would be tainted by all the negative things I read and heard about this series.

So yep.

 

“LOOK AT THE THE KING! LOOK AT THE KING, THE KING, THE KING!” – A stark raving mad book that just boggles the mind

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Vicious by V.E. Schwab.
I won’t talk about this book, but you know my love for this book, or at least I hope you do !

It’s an unique read and I can only highly recommend it !

 

“IT’S ALTOGETHER THE VERY LEAST THE KING HAS EVER WORN” – A tropey get up you’ve seen before that probably needs redressing (aka a trope you’re bored with seeing)

The love triangle. blah. Unless it’s particularly well written, it bores the hell out of me now.

“SUMMON THE COURT PHYSICIAN! CALL AN INTERMISSION!” – A book that needs medical attention aka a rewrite

Maybe Fallen by Lauren Kate.

“IT’S ALTOGETHER THE VERY LEAST THE KING HAS EVER WORN” –  There’s no hiding for this one: a book that is just nakedly bad

I don’t have a specific book in mind for that one !

BONUS: “HIS MAJESTY IS WIDE OPEN TO RIDICULE AND SCORN”- Something (anything) that astounds you with its popularity

I mean I like it too, but it’s too much, on every radio, everytime ! Stop it already, summer is over hahaha !

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That’s it ! I hope you enjoyed it ! I had so much fun aswering these questions !

I tag thee :

Chelsea @ romweasley

Trang @ bookidote

Meggy @ chocolatenwaffles

 

 

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| 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

 

| 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 !!!

 

 

| 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.

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“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

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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 !!

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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

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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 !

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I tag :

Donna @ chocolatenwafflesblog

Sora @ sorareads

Kat @ theimpossiblegirlblog

Deanna @ anovelglimpse

| WRAP UP & TBR | SEPTEMBER 2016 TBR

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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

 

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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 !

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A book that brings you joy.

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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 !

 

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I tag :

Marie  from drizzleandhurricanebooks

Sharon from bookishgirl89

Jen from myriadinklings

Cristina from mytinyobsessions