| MEMES | TOP TEN TUESDAY – 10 BOOKS I AM THANKFUL FOR

top-ten-tuesdayHello lovelies !  It’s that time again ! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke And The Bookish. I missed doing it last week !

This week’s theme is a Thanksgiving freebie ! I chose to do the Top Ten books I am thankful for !

  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. This book brought me so much ! This is my TOP 1, seriously! There’s so much to learn from it ! I try to appreciate life more, to enjoy the little things.
  • November 9 by Colleen Hoover. One word : self-confidence.
  • Maybe Someday, also by Colleen Hoover. Because it’s my first CoHo book !
  • After by Anna Todd. The whole series, in fact ! Because it turned me into an obsessed mess ! It didn’t happen for months , maybe years ! I think the last was while I was marathoning The Infernal Devices !
  • Six Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo ! I finished it yesterday and I am so glad I decided not to be afraid of the hype !
  • City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare. It’s one of the first book I read in English when I decided that the original version was better. Cassandra Clare’s books are a big part of why I decided to keep reading in English.
  • Clockwork Angel and the whole The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare ! It’s my favorite trilogy ever and gah ! I can’t put words on what these books made me feel !
  • The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson because it reconnected me with the “classic” fantasy !

And finally Heir Of Fire and Queen Of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas ! Because I read them with Donna from chocolatenwafflesblog ! Thanks to these books, I got to know a wonderful and funny person !

That’s it ! The 10 books I’m the most thankful for !

| WRAP UP & TBR | JULY 2016 WRAP UP

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Hello lovelies ! How are you ? I can’t believe July is over already ! It’s been a crazy month, for me ! I finally found the most perfect apartment to buy hence a lot of appointments ! I also worked more  hours to cover for a coworker. Which means I haven’t been able to read as much as I would have liked to !

I read a total of 5 books, 4 physical copies and one e book.

  • Heir Of Fire by Sarah J. Maas. I LOVED it ! The beginning was a little too slow but it was a necessity, in my opinion. I gave it 5 stars !
  • After by Anna Todd. Well this book surprised me, in a really good way ! I gave it 4 stars !
  • This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. One of my most anticipated releases for 2016 ! I really liked it ! 5 stars !
  • Hopeless by Colleen Hoover. I wanted to keep CoHo’s books in case of reading slumps. But I can’t resist anymore, I need to read all of her books ! I really enjoyed that one ! I still need to write my review but I can tell you this one is a 5 stars !

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  • Lover Eternal by J. R. Ward, which is the second book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood. It’s an addictive read ! I also need to write my review for that one. I will probably give it 4 stars !

 

I also started the third book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series called Lover Awakened ! And I also kept reading Days Of Throbbing Gristle by Kevin Cole.

That’s all ! I had such a great reading month ! What about you ? what have you read in July ?

 

 

| BOOK REVIEW | HEIR OF FIRE BY SARAH J. MAAS

heir of fireHeir Of Fire
Author : Sarah J. Maas
Series : Throne Of Glass
Genres : Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication : September 1st 2015 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens (first published September 2nd 2014)

This is the third book in the Throne Of Glass series. This review will spoil you if you haven’t read the previous books.

Synopsis : Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak-but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth…a truth about her heritage that could change her life-and her future-forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?

In this USA Today bestselling third book in the New York Times bestselling series, Sarah J. Maas again delivers the epic fantasy, heart-stopping pace, and heady romance that have won her readers the world over. Look for a teaser for the fourth book in the series, Queen of Shadows, out in this same season!

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I am so glad I finally read this book !

Plot

It takes place a few weeks after Crown Of Midnight’s ending. Celaena isn’t the same as in the previous book ; her past caught up with her. She is now desperate to find a way to be true to her promise, made on Nehemia’s tomb.
At Rifhthold, there’s a chasm between Chaol and Dorian.

There are lots of new characters in this book. I think it adds something to this already incredible story.
Moreover, the dynamic between our main characters has changed.

And then I am going to rattle the stars.

This book is divided in two parts. The first one is a bit slow paced but I think it’s necessary for our understanding.It introduces us to 3 new important characters : Sorscha, Aedion and Rowan. We also get to meet Aelin, a part of herself that Celaena managed to bury deep inside her until now.
Moreover, it also introduces us to Wendlyn. Having a new setting is really effective, in my opinion. It keeps us curious, and eager to learn more about it. So yeah, it’s slower but it settles our new surroundings.

The little flashbacks in Celaena’s pasts are really interesting. It allows us to learn more and more about our main character.

We also get to follow the witches, Manon Blackbeak particularly. She is heartless and strong minded. We’re slowly learning what the king is plotting.

He would see that world reborn, even if it took his last breath. Even if he had no name now, no position or title save Oath-Breaker, Traitor, Liar.

it’s the third book but the story doesn’t get repetitive. The author has created a really great and complex world. She wrote equally complex characters and the plot is really captivating, in my opinion.

The second part is way more action packed, it’s really gripping ! So much is happening either in Rifthold and in Wendlyn. The “final battle” is really epic ! I was totally picturing it with awesome CGI and all that jazz haha !

She was Aelin Ashryver Galathynius—­and she would not be afraid.

I really enjoying the mystery around the new threats. Celaena/Aelin and Rowan teaming up to investigate was really funny to read about ! The dynamic between these two, it’s really something ! It was really great to witness how they went from somewhat enemies to partners, even friends.

Aedion’s story is also highly interesting ! How he decided to sell his soul to serve his mortal enemy, and his motives for doing so !

The ending is such a cliffhanger ! Seriously I can’t believe how hard it must have been to wait a whole year to learn what happens next !

Characters

  • Celaena is whinier in this book. She even annoyed me sometimes. She was complaining too much, in my opinion ! Of course she had reasons to, but I was so used to the badass Celeana that I found it quite shocking ! But I’m sure she will be even more badass in Queen Of Shadows !
  • Chaol is kind of lost in this book ! He doesn’t who he should protect and how to deal with Aelin. He really wants to protect Dorian, even though their friendship will never be the same !
  • Dorian is getting more mature thanks to his power. He becomes a more important character and he is getting more and more interesting !
  • Aedion is related to Aelin. He is a really refreshing character ! He is torn between his shame and doing whatever it takes to save Terrasen or his queen !
  • Rowan is another highly interesting character. Prince fae, he doesn’t hold Aelin high in his esteem. But he gets to know her. His past is also a dark one.
  • Manon is a witch. At first heartless and almost soulless, she starts to think on her own. She shares a special bond with her wyvern, Abraxos !

It would not take a monster to destroy a monster – but light, light to drive out darkness.

 

5 stars

 

I can’t wait for the Queen Of Shadows’ US’ paperback to be released ! I need MORE.

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About the author

Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.

| MEMES | THIS WEEK IN BOOKS #3

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Hello lovelies ! It’s time for another This Week In Book ! It’s a weekly theme hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found !

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I started After by Anna Todd ! And of course Days Of Throbbing Gristle by Kevin Cole !

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I was buddy reading Heir Of Fire by Sarah J. Maas with chocolatenwafflesblog ! I really loved it ! Hopefully I’ll post my review this week end ! I was also reading Days Of Throbbing Gristle by Kevin Cole !

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Next, I don’t know if I’ll finish After by then, but I want to read Hopeless by Colleen Hoover ! I also hope to keep reading Days Of Throbbing Gristle by Kevin Cole !

 

That’s all ! What are you currently reading lovelies ?

 

| MEMES | THIS WEEK IN BOOKS #2

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

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I am still currently reading Days Of Throbbing Gristle by Kevin Cole. To be honest I haven’t read many pages this week…
I’m also reading Heir Of Fire by Sarah J. Maas with Donna from chocolatenwafflesblog ! Buddy reading is really fun !

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Last week I was also reading Days of Throbbing Gristle and I also read The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas.I really enjoyed these novellas ! Guess who still hasn’t written her review ?? This girl !

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No surprise here, Day Of Throbbing Gristle will still be here haha ! I also plan on reading After by Anna Todd. I really want to give it a try !

 

That’s all ! What are you currently reading ?

| WRAP UP & TBR | JULY 2016 TBR

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Hello lovelies ! I’m a little late but here’s my July TBR !!

  • Heir Of Fire by Sarah J. Maas, the thirs book in the Throne Of Glass series. I have been marathoning it so yeah !
  • Hopeless by Colleen Hoover ! I really can’t wait to read that one ! I always love love love CoHo books !
  • After by Anna Todd. Yeah, you read well, I’m gonna give this one a try !
  • Les Enchantements D’ambremer, Le Paris Des merveilles first book by Pierre Pevel.
  • This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab, not featured on my photo. One of my most anticipated releases for 2016 !

I am also still reading Days Of Throbbing Gristle by Kevin Cole.

That’s it ! What’s on your TBR ??

| BOOK HAUL | MY OCTOBER BOOK HAUL

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Hello everyone !!! I know I am so late for my October book haul… *shame shame shame*
I bought a total of 6 books in October, 5 physical copies and one e book.

Let’s start, shall we ?

  • Heir Of Fire by Sarah J. Maas, which is book 3 in the Throne Of Glass series. I really enjoyed the first two books, and I am waiting for my The Assassin’s blades’ copy to arrive.
  • I also bought City Of bones by Cassandra Clare in paperback with the old cover. I already own a movie tin-in paperback but I wanted all my editions to match. (Even though the font changed on the cover…)
  • Le Royaume Immobile by Pierre Pevel, which is the third book in Le Paris Des Merveilles series.
  • Awakened by P.C & Kristin Cast. I bought the French version called Libérée.
  • Pure by J. L. Armentrout, which is the second book in The Covenant series. Another series that I can’t wait to read !

 The e book I got this month is Ted Saves The World by Bryan Cohe. Once again I got it for free thanks to Benjamin from Benjaminoftomes !

That’s all for the month of October. My November book haul will be really smaller ! I promise, I won’t wait another month to post it !

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