Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Can't-Wait-Wednesday: Bright We Burn (The Conqueror's Saga #3) by Kiersten White

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.

Bright We Burn is third book in The Conqueror's Saga so there are spoilers in the synopsis.

Haunted by the sacrifices he made in Constantinople, Radu is called back to the new capital. Mehmed is building an empire, becoming the sultan his people need. But Mehmed has a secret: as emperor, he is more powerful than ever . . . and desperately lonely. Does this mean Radu can finally have more with Mehmed . . . and would he even want it? 

Lada's rule of absolute justice has created a Wallachia free of crime. But Lada won't rest until everyone knows that her country's borders are inviolable. Determined to send a message of defiance, she has the bodies of Mehmed's peace envoy delivered to him, leaving Radu and Mehmed with no choice. If Lada is allowed to continue, only death will prosper. They must go to war against the girl prince. 

But Mehmed knows that he loves her. He understands her. She must lose to him so he can keep her safe. Radu alone fears that they are underestimating his sister's indomitable will. Only by destroying everything that came before--including her relationships--can Lada truly build the country she wants. 

Claim the throne. Demand the crown. Rule the world. 


-- Goodreads.com description --


I read the first two books last summer and while I didn't love them, I still enjoyed them enough to read the final book. Here is my review for the first book, And I Darken and my review for the sequel, Now I Rise.


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Tuesday, 3 July 2018

June Wrap Up

May was a terrible reading month but June was a lot better! 


1. Sweet Tooth, Volume 1: Out of the Deep Woods by Jeff Lemire


I really enjoyed this although I wish it had been longer. I'm definitely continuing the series! 4 stars.

2. You (You, #1) by Caroline Kepnes 


I've heard nothing but great things about this book which is why I was so disappointed when I did not like this as much as I hoped I would. 

First of all, I need to mention that this is not a genre I often read and that I was in a reading slump. However, I often felt bored and disliked all the characters. At times the only likeable character was Joe, which was disturbing to be honest. I can't say I recommend this one. 2,5 - 3 stars.

3. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide, #1) by Douglas Adams


It took me some time to get into this book, the beginning is definitely slow but I liked the second part of the book a lot better. Again, I was in a reading slump but I somehow expected a lot more from this beloved story. 3 stars.

4. Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood, #2) by Becky Albertalli 


This is the book that got me out of the reading slump. I still like Simon's story best but this was a really fun read! 4 stars!

5. LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike, #1) by Jay Kristoff 


As I consider Jay Kristoff as one of my favourite authors of the moment I felt let down by LIFEL1K3. I did not care for the main characters (my favourite character being Cricket) and I was bored through the first half of the book. The last hundred pages were a lot better and made me excited to pick up the sequel but all in all, I'm a little disappointed with this one. 3 stars.

6. Sheets by Brenna Thummler


I enjoyed this one! Check out my review here.

7. A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas


Not much happened in this one, I'm excited for the next book, though! 3 stars.

8. Heartstone (Heartstone, #1) by Elle Katharine White 


A Pride and Prejudice retelling with dragons? Of course I enjoyed it! 3 stars.



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Monday, 2 July 2018

Review: Aquicorn Cove by Katie O'Neill


When Lana and her father return to their seaside hometown to help clear the debris of a storm, the last thing she expects is to discover a colony of Aquicorns—magical seahorse-like residents of the coral reef. As she explores the damaged town and the fabled undersea palace, Lana learns that while she cannot always count on adults to be the guardians she needs, she herself is capable of finding the strength to protect both the ocean, and her own happiness. 

-- Goodreads.com description --












First of all, I want to thank Netgalley and the publishers for providing me with an e-arc of this comic in exchange for an honest review.

Aquicorn Cove is a fun comic about a little girl and magical sea horse-like creatures. I mainly picked this up because of the art and the ecological plot points.

I absolutely love the artwork and the colours, it's very cute and vibrant, and just for this reason alone I recommend this comic.

I did have a couple of issues with the plot of Aquicorn Cove. Although there are certain ecological elements explored, I was hoping that the comic would discuss more. For example, a point is made about the villagers and the damage of using plastic nets to fish and I thought the author could have expanded more on this as plastic in the ocean is a big problem. I really missed that here.

All in all, I really enjoyed Aquicorn Cove. It's a lot of fun and tries to address real ecological problems in a fantasy story. The art is stunning and cute but the plot itself is quite basic. I could have used a more developed story but this is probably difficult in this format. 4 stars!

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Sunday, 1 July 2018

Sunday Post #22


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 


Life
School is over and that makes me feel strange, I had a fun week with my colleagues and I makes me sad that I might not see them again. Another note, I did just receive an e-mail from another school saying that they will contact me when they know how many hours are available. This both stresses me out and makes me squeal with joy :)


Blog and books



This week I posted another Can't Wait Wednesday post and my Tome Topple TBR.
I finished my first tome today, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, and really enjoyed it. Highly recommend it!


Movies and TV Shows

Watching La Casa de Papel again, this time with my parents. Such a great show!

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Thursday, 28 June 2018

Tome Topple Readathon TBR

The Tome Topple readathon starts tomorrow and is all about reading big books (with 500 or more pages). I hope to participate in this round, even though I won't have a lot of time to read during the first week.

These are the books I hope to read:

1. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton


I've heard really great things about this one! Can't wait to read it!

2. The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A. Chakraborty 


Again heard good things about this one!

3. The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang 


Heard amazing things about this brutal fantasy story as well!

I love all these covers by the way!



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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Can't-Wait-Wednesday: Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.


Everyone knows what happens in the end.
A mermaid, a prince, a true love’s kiss.
But before that young siren’s tale, there were three friends.
One feared, one royal, and one already dead.

~~~~~~~~~~

Ever since her best friend, Anna, drowned, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. A freak. A curse. A witch. 

A girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears offshore and, though the girl denies it, Evie is convinced that her best friend actually survived. That her own magic wasn’t so powerless after all. And, as the two girls catch the eyes—and hearts—of two charming princes, Evie believes that she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever after.

But her new friend has secrets of her own. She can’t stay in Havnestad, or on two legs, unless Evie finds a way to help her. Now Evie will do anything to save her friend’s humanity, along with her prince’s heart—harnessing the power of her magic, her ocean, and her love until she discovers, too late, the truth of her bargain. 

The rise of Hans Christian Andersen’s iconic villainess is a heart-wrenching story of friendship, betrayal, and a girl pushed beyond her limits—to become a monster.



-- Goodreads.com description --


First of all, this cover is fantastic! Since reading To Kill a Kingdom I've been craving more books set at sea, hopefully this will live up to my expectations! I expect a lot from fairy tale retellings these days!


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Sunday, 24 June 2018

Sunday Post #21


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

Life
Exams are over and next week will be my final working week in that school. The principal will only be able to tell me if I can stay at that school by the end of August, which means I have to start applying for jobs as soon as possible. Still, I hope they will be able to offer me something in the same school.

Blog and books


I have been reading more this week which feels amazing! I have read Leah on the Offbeat, Lifel1k3 and Sheets! One of which I have already reviewed on this blog! I'm currently reading A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas and hope to finish it soon.

Movies and TV Shows

I have watched three movies: Set it up, Indecent Proposal and Center Stage all of which were okay but not amazing.
I also started watching Westworld but it bores me at times, which is really disappointing. Our Girl is back, I liked the story better when it centred around Molly but I'm watching it.

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