MY TOP 7 READS FOR 2018

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Hello lovelies ! it has been a while since I posted here but I’ve been both too busy and tired ! Anyway, here I am with my favorites read for this year. I couldn’t narrow it to only 5 books though !

In no particular order :

  • Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor. I read it during last Winter and really enjoyed it !! It’s so original and gripping ! You can read my review here.
  • Muse Of Nightmares which is Strange The Dreamer’s sequel. Beautiful, there’s no other word to describe it.
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. My first read of one of her books and trulyit didn’t disappoint !! Twisted, addicting and fast paced ! My review here.
  • Ace Of Shades by Amanda Foody. That one I haven’t finished yet but I’m loving it so far and I know the story will stay with me for a while !
  • Keepers Of The Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger. A must read !
  • Grace And Fury by Tracy Banghart is book you must read if you want a feminist and badass main character. You can read my review here.
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline for its uniqueness. The beginning was slow but I ended up loving it nonetheless ! My review.

That’s it ! Which books you’ve read this year made it to your top ?

| BOOK REVIEW | STRANGE THE DREAMER BY LAINI TAYLOR

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Author : Laini Taylor
Series : Strange The Dreamer
Genres : Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication : March 28th 2017 by Hodder & Stoughton

Synopsis : The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

Welcome to Weep.

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Laini Taylor is one of my favorite authors : I LOVED LOVED LOVED the Daughter Of Smoke And Bone trilogy. So I was really eager to read Strange The Dreamer.

It was impossible, of course. But when did that ever stop any dreamer from dreaming.

Plot

We follow two points of view. First, there’s Lazlo Strange. He is such a lovely dreamer ! He studied everything he could about the city of Weep. He is so curious.

Sarai is Godspawn. She is not supposed to be alive. So she lives with her brother and sisters in a floating castle since the gods had been slaughtered.

This book is a wonder ! The writing style is so exquisite ! I started this book with very high expectations and I haven’t been disappointed at all !
But I must admit : I found the first part of the book a bit too slow for my taste ! I get it was mandatory so the author could build this wonderful world.
This book is like nothing I’ve ever read before ! I loved the world of Weep, its mythology, if I can call it that way !

I turned my nightmares into fireflies and caught them in a jar.

The intrigue around Weep kept me on the edge of my seat. I wanted more. I still want more. I want to know everything about this amazing world !

I really enjoyed the dual POV. Strange and Sarai are similar in so many ways, it’s really cute to witness.

I’m not gonna say much more about this book, nor talk more about the characters. I think it’s better if you go into it without knowing too much !

He read while he walked. He read while he ate. The other librarians suspected he somehow read while he slept, or perhaps didn’t sleep at all.

5 stars

Overall I really enjoyed it and I can’t wait for The Muse Of Nightmares to be released !

 

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About the author

Laini TaylorHi! I write fantasy books. My latest is STRANGE THE DREAMER, about a young librarian, a mythic lost city, and the half-human children of murdered gods. Check it out 🙂 Before that I wrote the DAUGHTER OF SMOKE & BONE trilogy, which has been translated into 32 languages. It’s about a blue-haired art student raised by monsters, a broken angel, and a war that has raged for 1000 years in another world. I also wrote LIPS TOUCH: THREE TIMES, which was a National Book Award finalist, and the DREAMDARK books. As well as various short stories and novellas.

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 !

| TAGS & CHALLENGES | THE SUPERLATIVES TAG

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Hello lovelies ! It has been a loooong time since I posted a tag. To be honest, I kind of missed it !

I was tagged by Kat from lifeandotherdisasters to do the superlatives book tag !

#1 MOST LIKELY TO BE IN THE MOVIES: THE BOOK THAT WOULD MAKE THE BEST MOVIE

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A Darker Shade Of Magic by V.E. Schwab, obviously ! Ha,how AMAZING it would be !

#2 BIGGEST DRAMA QUEEN/KING: THE MOST (OVERLY) DRAMATIC BOOK OR CHARACTER

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For that one, I think Meggy from chocolatenwaffles would agree : Celaena from the Throne Of Glass series !

#3 BEST DRESSED: THE BOOK WITH THE BEST COVER

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Strange The Dreamerby Laini Taylor. I chose from my bookshelves, obviously ! Look how pretty it is !

#4 MOST CREATIVE: THE BOOK WITH THE MOST UNIQUE PLOT, CHARACTERS, & STRUCTURE

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The Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. The plot, the magic, everything is unique !

#5 MOST POPULAR: THE BOOK WITH THE MOST RATINGS ON GOODREADS

Oooh. Tough one ! Probably Harry Potter !

#6 MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED: THE BOOK THAT IS GOING TO BE APPRECIATED FOR MANY YEARS TO COME

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Harry Potter, again ! I hope it will stay a reference, a series that will make a lot of children dive into the reading frenzy that we got !

#7 CLASS CLOWN: THE BOOK THAT MADE YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD

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Percy Jackson is such a funny series !! I laughed so much while reading it !

#8 MOST IMPROVED: THE BOOK THAT STARTED OFF SLOW, BUT REALLY PICKED UP

THE FINAL EMPIRE

Again, I picked The Final Empire by brandon Sanderson.

#9 CUTEST COUPLE: CUTEST COUPLE IN A BOOK

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#10 BIGGEST HEARTBREAKER: THE BOOK THAT BROKE YOUR HEART

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Oh God, this book !! You need to read it ifyou haven’t, already !

That’s it !

I tag :

Aurélie from Bettierosebooks

Joey from Thoughtsandafterthoughts

Lois from Mymidnightmusing

I hope you enjoyed this post ! See you soon & have a lovely week end !

| BOOKSTAGRAM | MARCH 2018

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Hello lovelies ! How are you ? Today I’m here to share the photos I took in March for my bookstagram account and that I like the most !

 

 

 

That’s it ! I hope you liked this post ! I didn’t post that many photos this month. Lately I have a hard time keeping up with my bookstagram account and my blog… I need to find a way to manage everything !!

| WRAP UP & TBR | MARCH 2018 WRAP UP

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Hello lovelies ! I can’t believe March is already over ! Today I’m trying a new kind of wrap up ! Oh we’ll still talk about books of course but I also want to talk about what happened on my blog.

So, I finished 4 books this month !

  • Empire Of Storms by Sarah J. Maas. It’s the fifth book in the Throne Of Glass series. I really LOVED it ! So action packed and emotionally wrecking ! 5 stars !
  • La Main De L’Empereur by Olivier Gay.  I flew through it, I loved it so much ! 5 stars !
  • All Of This Is True by Lygia Day Penaflor. Such a quick and highly interesting read !
  • Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor. Well… It took me 2 months to finish it but it doesn’t mean I didn’t like it, far from it ! It’s such an amazing read !!!

That’s it ! I finished 4 books this month, I’m pretty proud of my reading month, to be honest !

Blogging-wise, I posted two reviews this month : first, a franglish review for Le Pacte D’Emma, by Nine Gorman. I also wrote and posted my review for Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab. I read it months ago but well… I’m very late with my reviews… ahem.

I also posted a discussion post about unhauling books !

Well, looking back on March, I can say that it has been a pretty good month.

| 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 ?