| MEMES | TOP TEN TUESDAY – TOP TEN BOOKS I READ DURING MY FIRST BLOGGING YEAR

TOP TEN TUESDAY

Hello lovelies ! It’s time for a TTT ! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke And The Bookish.

Today’s theme is top ten books I read during my first blogging year !

  • Vicious by V.E. Schwab. This book, guys ! You need to read it !
  • A Darker Shade Of Magic, also by V.E. Schwab !
  • The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan. I started reading this series before I decided to launch my blog but the whole series could fit here !
  • DragonFly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon. It took me so long to read but in the end it was totally worth it !

 

  • Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. I really enjoyed that one and found it so original !
  • All Broke Down by Cora Carmack, the second book in the Rusk University series ! I loved it so much !
  • The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson, the first book in the Mistborn trilogy. It’s such an amazing read !
  • November 9 by Colleen Hoover. Now, it’s the first book that made me feel so angry. About the story, about the author, about everything. But I ended up loving it nonetheless !
  • A Gathering Of Shadows, the second book in the Shades Of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab.
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. To put it in a few words, this book changed my life.

 

That’s it ! What’s on your TTT this week ?

 

 

 

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| MEMES | TOP TEN TUESDAY – TOP TEN OF THE MOST UNIQUE BOOK I’VE READ

TOP TEN TUESDAY

Hello lovelies ! It’s time for another TTT ! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & The Bookish !

Today’s theme is Top Ten Of The Most Unique Books I’ve Read

Let’s start with Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. This book changed my vision of life ! It’s one of my favorite books read in  2016 !
Vicious by V.E. Schwab is such a unique read ! I couldn’t decide which character was good or evil ! It’s very impressive !
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi, I’ve never read a book like this one !

November 9 by Colleen Hoover ! A book that takes place every year, on November 9th. Such a unique concept ! But I could have picked Confess, for its paintings or Maybe Someday, for its songs !
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, because of the narrative point of view ! This is also the exact reason why I DNFed this book haha !
Aristotle And Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. What can I say about this book ? You should read it !

That’s it ! My top ten is a top six this week !! I hope you enjoyed it !

| MEMES | TOP TEN TUESDAY – TOP TEN BOOK I READ/BOUGHT BECAUSE OF RECOMMENDATION

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Hello lovelies ! It’s that time again ! I know I haven’t been posting a lot lately but I’m in the process of moving out ! So… basically I’m super busy haha !

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke And The Bookish ! Today’s topic is : All About Books You Read Because of Recommendation.
I decided to do the top ten books that I read/bought because of recommendation.

Let’s start !

First, the romance/contemporary books.
Cindy from Lespetitsmotsdeci recommended two of these : Maybe Someday  by Colleen Hoover and Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan. I am so glad she recommended me these, especially Maybe Someday !!! It holds a special place in my heart ! I also read after because a lot of bloggers/bookstagrammers (including my dear Sharon from bookishgirl89) and I really don’t regret it haha !

These fantasy books I read because of booktubers ! Daughter Of Smoke And Bones by Laini Taylor was because of Katytastic ! Vicious  & The Archived by Victoria Schwab are because of Jessethereader. And Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas is because of many booktubers haha !

These 3 books are on my TBR, waiting for me to make time to read them ! I bought them because I heard great things about them  !
First, Les Fiancés De L’Hiver by Christelle Dabos was also recommended by Cindy from Lespetitsmotsdeci and I can’t wait to start it ! 2 weeks ago I was at the New Romance festival and I got to meet a lot of romance authors. I bought The Air He Breathes by Brittainy C. Cherry and Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren because other bloggers attending the event recommended them to me !

That’s it ! What’s the top ten books that you read because of recommendation ?

MY TOP 5 BOOKS OF 2015

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Hello everyone ! Today I’m gonna share with you my top 5 books of 2015 ! I decided to go with the books I read in 2015, not just the one released this year !

In no particular order :

vicious

Vicious by V. E. Schwab.
I read it in March, I think. I absolutely loved it ! It was  so different from everything I had read before !

What I liked the most was the fact that I wasn’t able to tell who was the good guy and who was the villain.

 

a darker shade of magicA Darker Shade Of Magic by V. E. Schwab.

Yep, another book from this author. I really loved that one (again !) It was so original, fast paced and funny !

I love how V. E. Schwab creates intricate and fascinating universes and great characters.

 

THE FINAL EMPIREThe Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson.

I can also add The Well Of Ascension that I read in December. I was afraid of the Mistborn trilogy because they are humongous books. But once I started it, it was really hard to put it down ! It’s so original and well written !

 

An Ember In The Ashes

An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir.

It’s her debut novel and it’s amazing ! The story is awesome, the writing style is really great, the characters are captivating !

I can’t wait for the sequel to be out !

 

Confess

Confess by Colleen Hoover

I haven’t loved it as much as Maybe Someday or Ugly love but it’s a really great story too.

On the plus side, the art is fabulous !

 

Here it is ! What’s your top 5 ?

 

 

 

 

 

| TAGS & CHALLENGES | 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge – Day 2 –

Hello everyone ! This my second day’s quote. I chose Vicious by V.E. Schwab. I won’t tell much about this book here (review here) because it’s better if you read it  without knowing too much about it.

vicious quoteI remember you The Three Rules of this challenge :

1. Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).

3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

my 3 nominees for this second day are :

Enchanted By YA

Read Forevermore

Paperbackblogs

See you tomorrow, for the last day’s quote !

| BOOK REVIEW | VICIOUS BY V.E. SCHWAB

viciousVicious
Author : V.E. Schwab
Genres : Adult, science-fiction

If Eli really was a hero, and Victor meant to stop him, did that make him a villain ?

I have so many things to say about this book. This is an incredible read, a gripping and an epic story.
This is the first adult book from this author that I read.

This is the kind of story where you can’t decide who is the hero and who is the villain. This is a story about friendship, betrayal, and broken people.
It’s about Victor and Eli. They both studied to Merit College and quickly become friends. They share the same fierceness, arrogance and they’re both brilliant.
Elis’ thesis was about EOs as EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE. Together they managed to discover  the trigger to developping some abilities. And they decided to test it. They both succeeded and in that moment they became vicious enemies.

10 years later. Victor escaped from prison ans is determined to get his revenge. He learnt to control his ability while Eli was on a mission to eradicate all the EOs, because he thinks that’s what God wants.

In this story, the so called hero, Eli is doing wrong actions, by killing people who don’t deserve to die. He is also manipulated by Serena, another Vicious character. Serena cannot be resisted. What she asks she obtains.
Also, the supposed villain, Victor can be considered doing things that could be considered as right but he is doing them for wrong reasons. Victor has gathered a “team” : Mitch his former cellmate who escaped with him. he is a mountain, but with a brain. Sydney, a 12 years old girl, who happened to be in Victor’s journey. These two characters are a proof that Victor can also be human, that he has “feelings”.
There are strong sidekicks.
Also, Sydney has a story going on with Serena, since she’s her big sister and she tried to kill her when teaming up with Eli.

The story was so well built. The alternation between nowadays and 10 years ago was great. I was craving to know what lead these 2 friends to become mortal enemies.
I loved to see how two stories ended in the same place. I loved trying to figure out who was the worst character, what would happen next and then discover another exciting event, another variable.
I totally would have binge read this book but you know… life got in the middle.
I read The archived and The Unbound by V.E. Schwab, so I know she is amazing at creating well built world, plot and is even more amazing at creating interesting characters. There is nothing off key in this book.

starsSo this is the first review that I wrote “officially” for this blog. Obviously, I’m still posting reviews on goodreads (but with spoilers). I hope to write better reviews; I’m setting down all my thoughts during my read in this purpose.