| WRAP UP & TBR | SEPTEMBER WRAP UP

september wrap up

Hello everyone ! It’s time for my September wrap up ! I read a total of 6 books, 5 physical copies and one e book.

  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. It’s the first book in The Infernal Devices trilogy. It was our reread with Darren (@snazzlebooks on Instagram) for the month of August. Well, because of a late delivery, we finished it in September. Obviously, I gave it (again) 5 stars. I love this trilogy so much !
  • Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare, which is book 2 in The Infernal Devices trilogy. Again, 5 stars.
  • The Rise Of Nine by Pittacus Lore. I picked this one for my trip to Paris. This is the third book in the Lorien Legacies series. I really enjoyed this one but had some issues with it. I gave it 4 stars.
  • The Distance Between Us by Kasie West. It’s the only contemporary I read during September. While I enjoy reading fantasy and science fiction, this cute contemporary allowed me to breathe between two of these. I gave it 4 stars and I really enjoyed it !
  • Le Coeur de la Terre by Maxime Chattam which is the third book in the Autre Monde series. I gave it 3 stars because I had many issues with it.
  • Hunted by Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki is the e book I read this month. I gave it 4 stars. I really enjoyed it !

That’s all the books I read in September ! What have you read ?

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| BOOK REVIEW | LE COEUR DE LA TERRE BY MAXIME CHATTAM

Le coeur de la terreLe Coeur De La Terre
Author : Maxime Chattam
Series  : Autre Monde
Genres : dystopia, science fiction, young adult.
Publication : 2013 by Le Livre De Poche (first published in March 2010 by Albin Michel)

This is the third book in the Autre Monde series. This review contains spoilers for the previous books. Also, this is a french book, so the synopsis will be written in French. I can translate it if you want, though.

Goodreads’ synopsis : Tobias disparu dans les entrailles du Raupéroden, Matt et Ambre retournent à Eden, la cité des Pans, pour avertir le conseil de la ville de l’imminence d’une invasion des Cyniks, fomentée par la reine Malronce. Les Pans n’ont plus le choix, ils doivent se préparer à combattre, notamment en développant leur Altération, ce pouvoir surnaturel octroyé par le Cataclysme.

Avec L’Alliance des Trois, on découvrait un nouveau monde, avec Malronce son exploration. Le Coeur de la Terre montre les jeunes héros dans l’apprentissage de la vie en commun, de la politique, de la guerre et du rapport, nécessaire et salutaire, à la nature. Ainsi que la résolution des énigmes comme la vraie nature du Raupéroden et de la reine Malronce.

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Oh boy how hard it is to rant this book !
I’ll try my best to explain you why !
It’s the third book in a French series, so this review contains spoilers for the previous books !

Matt and Ambre are now in Eden and they are bringing bad news : the war is about to begin. The resistance, the Eden army is created. There are so many things to do and there isn’t much hope.
Ambre and Matt will leave on a special mission : to understand what secret Ambre’s skin is holding. Matt also wants to do whatever he can to save Tobias.

I’m gonna start with saying that overall, I enjoyed this book. But I had some issues with it.
First, many plot twists were too obvious, in my opinion.
Also, the lack of explanations. The book ended with too many unanswered questions left.
Finally, I also found that the writing was sometimes too childish.

But there were also things that I really liked, such as the message behind this whole story. That the Earth is saving itself, that’s a great idea.
Moreover, this book is really action packed and captivating.
We also get to see the main characters growing up, becoming more mature, which is great.

So yeah it was pretty hard to rant this book. I liked it but too many “important” things bothered me.

3 stars

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About the author

maxime chattamEnfant discret, Maxime Chattam grandit en région parisienne. Il n’est pas particulièrement brillant à l’école mais se passionne pour le cinéma. A quatorze ans, après avoir regardé le film ‘Stand by Me’, il se met à le réécrire en rajoutant des péripéties. Il découvre le livre ‘Le Seigneur des anneaux’ et les romans de science-fiction de Stephen King notamment. Il rédige ‘L’ Ame du mal’ en 2001 et l’envoie à trois maisons d’édition. Un soir, Michel Lafon le contacte et lui propose de signer un contrat. ‘In Tenebris’ sort en mars 2003 alors qu’il est déjà en train d’écrire ‘Maléfices’. Cette même année, il achève le troisième opus de la trilogie ‘Maléfices’. Il publie en 2005 ‘Le Sang du temps’. En tout, Maxime Chattam signe cinq romans et parvient à réaliser son rêve d’enfant.

| WRAP UP & TBR | SEPTEMBER TBR

september tbr

Hello guys ! This time I’m gonna show you my September TBR ! It’s rather small, especially knowing that I have a 2 weeks vacation. Anyway, this is it !

  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare which was my august reread with Darren. We started it in August.
  • Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare, also a reread.
  • The Distance Between Us by Kasie West.
  • The Rise Of Nine, by Pittacus Lore. Perfect book for a train ride !
  • Le Coeur de la Terre by Maxime Chattam.

I also plan on reading Hunted by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki on my kindle.

What’s on your TBR ?

| BOOK HAUL | MY JUNE BOOK HAUL

june book haul

Hello guys ! I’m here to show you my June book haul. Yes. June. I know I know, I’m really late. But better later than never right ?

So here it is !
First, I got Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes ! I cannot wait to start this series because I heard so many great things about it !
I also got Confess by Colleen Hoover. I already read it, you can read my review here !And finally I got Le Coeur De La Terre by Maxime Chattam. This is the third book in the Autre Monde series !

That’s all folks !
I’ll probably post my July book haul next week haha !