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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| BOOK REVIEW | READY PLAYER ONE BY ERNEST CLINE

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author : Ernest Cline
series : Ready Player One
Genres : Dystopia, Science-fiction, Young Adult
Publication : August 16th 2011 by Crown Publishers

Synopsis : In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.

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I really enjoyed this book. It has been sleeping on my TBR shelf for 2 years ! I can’t believe it !

Going outside is highly overrated.

Plot

We follow Wade aka Parzival in the OASIS. He lives in a very poor neighborhood with his aunt and her stupid boyfriend. During the day, he hides in a car in the middle of a garbage dump. He keeps all his most precious goods in it : his eletronical equipment he requires to log into the OASIS every day. He goes to school on Ludus and tries to earn credits whenever he can. It’s his only way to improve his search for the Halliday’s egg. The Copper Key mystery is onlythe beginning of an epic quest !

I had a hard time getting into the story, to be honest. It took me a little more than a hundred pages actually.
The beginning was  so slow paced but it was mandatory. The world building is so complex, it takes a lot of time to explain us how it works, to show us the tiniest parts of this huge virtual world !

One I was hooked, I was totally in ! The story is addicting. First, the Easter egg quest. You want to solve every enigma as much as Wade craves it ! You also want to know more about who’s behind the High Five. We don’t get to actually meet them in person (and not via their avatars) until the last part of the book !

I enjoyed the geeky and 80’s references even though I didn’t get all of them. This world is so amazing, really ! You want to dive into the OASIS too, trust me ! This book is tha good ! Everything’s possible, full of possibilites, more you can ever imagine !

That was when I realized, as terrifying and painful as reality can be, it’s also the only place where you can find true happiness. Because reality is real.

Characters

  • Wade is a nice main character. He is your average teenager, all things considered. Except he is living in a post apocalyptic world.  A thing did disturbe me though : his way of stalking Art3mis.  But he changed so much during the book ! He learns to take his responsabilities, to stay focused on his mission and that this quest is way more meaningful than he ever thought.
  • Aech is such a great sidekick ! I was a little sad when his friendship with Wade was put aside for a little while. His story touched me !
  • Art3mis kicks ass in a wonderful way. She is badass, fierce and really smart ! She is a fierce ghunter fighting for a noble cause !
  • Nolan Sorrento is pure evil. I think he is a great bad guy to be honest. The kind you love to hate !
  • James Halliday is such an interesting character. His way of thinking is so complex. We don’t get to read about characters like him often enough ! He is a pure genius, with difficulties to interact in the real world.

Overall I really enjoyed this book ! I highly recommend it !

5 stars

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About the author

Ernest Cline
ERNEST CLINE is a novelist, screenwriter, father, and full-time geek. His first novel, Ready Player One, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, appeared on numerous “best of the year” lists, and is set to be adapted into a motion picture by Warner Bros. and director Steven Spielberg. His second novel, ARMADA, debuted at #4 on the NYT Bestseller list and is being made into a film by Universal Pictures. Ernie lives in Austin, Texas, with his family, a time-traveling DeLorean, and a large collection of classic video games.

| WRAP UP & TBR | APRIL 2018 WRAP UP

April 2018 wrap up

Hello lovelies ! It’s unbelievable how time flies, right ?! I can’t believe it’s already May !

During April, I finished a total of 4 books. I’m pretty happy with how my reading month turned out. But let’s be honest, it’s only because I hurt my ankle and got to stay home for a while.

  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I had to admit, it took me a little more than 100 pages to actually like it and really get into the story ! Nevertheless, it was an awesome read ! Now I can watch the movie haha ! 5 stars.
  • The Fire by Brittainy C. Cherry. A romance book, to change my mind a little. 3.5 Stars.
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. Ah. One of my most anticipated releases for 2018 and well it didn’t disappoint ! 5 stars !
  • Legend by Marie Lu. It’s my first Lu’s book and I really enjoyed it. I finished it yesterday so I haven’t made up my mind yet for the rating !

Now about my blog…

I only published one review this month. Empire Of Storms by Sarah J. Maas. (link here). I also posted a discussion post about rereading books (you can find it here).This month I also posted my review for Fantastic Beasts, the movie. I hadn’t posted an On Screen post for a while. (here)

That’s it ! I hope to blog more in May, to publish more reviews at least !

 

| MEMES | THIS WEEK IN BOOKS #55

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Hello lovelies ! It’s time for a This Week In Books ! It’s a weekly meme hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found.

Let’s start, shall we ?

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I am curently reading The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. I’m LOVING it so far ! It’s so addicting !

Last week (or earlier this week), I was reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. It took me around 100 pages to actually dive properly into this book but once in… Oh boy ! I gave it 5 stars !

Next, I plan on reading The Fire by Brittainy C. Cherry or The Spring Girls by Anna Todd. I need a change haha ! A romance or contemporary book will be a good pick !

That’s it ! What are you reading ?

| WRAP UP & TBR | APRIL 2018 TBR

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Oyé Oyé braves gens ! Just kidding, I’m letting go of my native French for now haha ! Hello lovelies ! How are you ? I hope you’re all having a wonderful Easter week end if you’re celebrating and if you’re not, I hope you’re having a great week end !

Anyway, back to business ! This month I plan on reading 5 books this month !

  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I’m already reading this one ! I really REALLY want to finish it before going to the cinema for the movie.
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. Ah, I really can’t wait to read that one ! It’s one of my mostanticipated releases for 2018 !
  • The Fire by Brittainy C. Cherry. I decided to read a book written in French per month. Well, at least one ! This is my pick for April !
  • The Spring Girls by Anna Todd. It’s another one of my most anticipated releases for 2018 so I’m really eager to read that one
  • Legend by Marie Lu. I really need to discover her univer, her writing style and I decided to start with this trilogy !

That’s it ! Have you read any of these books ? Which books made it to your monthly TBR ?

 

 

| MEMES | THIS WEEK IN BOOKS #54

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Hello lovelies ! Today I’m here to share my This Week In Books ! It’s a weekly meme hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found.

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I am currenly reading two books. Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor. I only have like 150 pages left but I really love it ! It’s taking me ages to read it though.
I’m also currently reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I’m only 2 chapters in haha !

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I was already reading the two books I’m still reading but I was also reading All Of This Is True by Lygia Day Penaflor ! I really enjoyed it and how it was written !

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As you’ve seen before, I have my hands full with my two current reads ! But after I finish these two huge books, I plan on picking The Cruel Prince by Holly Black !

That’s it ! What are you currently reading ?

| MEMES | TOP TEN TUESDAY – TOP TEN BOOKS ON MY SPRING TBR

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Hello lovelies ! It’s time for a TTT ! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl!

Today’s theme is books on my Spring TBR !

For this TTT, I decided to talk about books that I already own !

  • The Spring Girls by Anna Todd ! I’ve been eyeing this book since I got it in January !
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. It’s my next read for sure ! The movie is released this week and I need to read it before watching the movie !
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black ! I can’t wait to read that one !
  • Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder. I’ve recently bought that one but I have been wanting to start this series for years now !
  • Les Illusions De Sav-Loar by Manon Fargetton. I read L’Héritier Des Rois Passeurs last year and I LOVED it !
  • Legend by Marie Lu. I want to read Marie Lu’s books and I own this trilogy. I heard so many great things about it !
  • Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes. I need to dive back into that world !

 That’s it ! It’s top 7 but there are new releases that will be added and other books that I plan on buying !

 

| WRAP UP & TBR | FEBRUARY 2018 TBR

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WRHello lovelies ! I’m a little late to the party but here is my February TBR ! February means Valentines day, right ? This is why I selected five … fantasy/sci fi books hahaha !

  • Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor. I’ve had this book on my tbr for almost a year now ! It’s time to finally read it !
  • La Main De L’Empereur by Olivier Gay ! I can’t wait to read it !
  • Empire Of Storms by Sarah J. Maas. I’ll be buddy reading it with Meggy from Chocolatenwaffles ! It’s our ritual to share our thoughts about “Lady” hahaha !
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. I heard amazing things about that one !

That’s it ! What are you planning to read in February ?