Maid Sama! 会長はメイド様!

“In my opinion, giving a kiss is a much better prize than receiving one.”

This one is long overdue.

Manga: Maid Sama! (Japanese: 会長はメイド様!, Hepburn: Kaichō wa Meido-sama!, “The Class President Is a Maid!”) 

Author: Hiro Fujiwara

Anime: Maid-sama (Kaichou wa Maid-Sama!) on Hulu

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Shojo, Young Adult

Hello, dearies! I watched Maid Sama! a long time ago, it seems it was ages past but more like ten years ago. It made me want to re-watch it.

After watching it, I was in a frenzy because I wanted to know what else had happened since, as with many anime, you don’t quite know what happens in the end and you don’t get the whole story. There are very few that follow the original story, this is a bookish (readers) problem that we often find the adaptations to be lacking in some way. But with anime, you get a little more excited and can watch calmly.

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The Bane Chronicles: Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale

“The marvelous thing about being a creature of the night,” she confided in a low voice, “is that one need never wear anything but evening clothes.”
Camille Belcourt

The Banes Chronicles Book 3

Authors: Cassandra Clare & Sarah Rees Brennan

Genre: YA, fantasy, Short Story, Paranormal

Here we are once again, dearies! I trust all is going well on your end, and you’re enjoying these tidbits on The Bane Chronicles, or perhaps my other reviews, they’re all on the main page, as you might know.

Now, we’re on the 3rd story in The Bane Chronicles, the one where we see vampires and Herondales, and scones too. I will always enjoy a good Herondale story, but this one was set in 1857 when even Charlotte Fairchild was a young girl, and that just makes you think how old Magnus really is, but no matter, we already knew that.

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The Bane Chronicles: The Runaway Queen

“It was a very bad idea. It was a terrible idea. It was the worst idea he had ever heard. It was irresistible.”

The Bane Chronicles Book 2

Authors: Cassandra Clare & Maureen Johnson

Genres: Fantasy. YA.

It’s not easy writing about what you have read years ago, but I do my best here. The Runaway Queen is the second story in The Bane Chronicles, the compilation about Magnus Bane life before and some after he met Alec, and from the time we read about Magnus in The Mortal Instruments, we wanted to know this kind of story since he is quite old and had many things to tells us throughout the books.

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Beautiful Disaster

“It wasn’t just me, and it wasn’t just him, it was what we were together that was the exception.”
Many little quotes like this make it a great read.

Author: Jamie McGuire

Genre: Romance, New Adult, Contemporary, Fiction, YA

I cannot believe I don’t have a post for this one. And honestly, all that I remember is that I loved at the time, despite being kind of a regular one, a romance, yes, but no fantasy in there. Yet, it hooked me for a time. 💞

Now, there is a movie in the making, and for some reason, I am excited about it. I am not feeling the actors that much, but I want to watch. Filming ends this week, and Jamie has been giving us regular news on it, and it’s making me want to read the book again. There are two sides of Beautiful Disaster, from Abby’s point of view and from Travis’, and the one from Travis freaking Maddox was too much excitement. I mean, he is on my list of favourite male characters in books, so there I admit that bad boys do hold their appeal.

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The Idhun Chronicles Part 2

The Idhun Chronicles, the story we wished for years to become a realisation. Adaptation from Spanish trilogy Memorias de Idhún by Laura Gallego.

Where? Netflix.

Based on a Book? Yes.

For the review of the books, you can go here: Idhun’s Memories. 📙

Hello, dearies! It’s August of 2021, as in we are past the mid-year mark, as we are almost looking at Autumn in the eye, and I finally watched the second part of The Idhun Chronicles, I know it took me some time, but I already knew what it was about and where it was headed knowing the end of the book and all, and knowing that there are no more seasons or parts or nothing, so I was taking my time, and I had a lot of work, now I am a free bird, and can do other things.

I am not sure if you watched the first part of these cool animated series, but you probably should. It’s on Netflix, and you can read my review here:

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The Last Star

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Trilogy: The 5th Wave

Author: Rick Yancey

Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Post Apocalyptic, Aliens

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I gave it 4 stars out of consideration, and I didn’t want to put 3.

I don’t enjoy writing bad reviews, or what some might count as bad or not perfect-I-loved-everything-about-it or even hey-you-should-read-this-is-a-must-read. I like recommending books that I enjoyed, but then the endings come, and they’re so, what the frack is this?

That’s kind of how I felt all the way through the last chapters of The Last Star. Up until the last chapter, I had hopes, the hope that it would end differently, but it didn’t.

Let’s get this party started. First, I have some commentary on some of the chapters, then it comes the final review, and if you haven’t read my previous reviews on these books, you can check them out before reading this one:

Though you might find them a little different from this one, and they were written a long time ago.

Alright, so the warning, Spoilers ahead! Like there are Spoilers if you haven’t read The Last Star. You have been properly warned.

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About La Emperatriz de los Etereos

‘Does the Ethereal Realm really exist? Is there something beyond the comfortable safety of the Caves?’

Author: Laura Gallego

Original Title: La Emperatriz de los Etéreos

Book Translations

Hello, dearies!

I was going through my list of books I have read and found I haven’t told you about this one here in the blog. The Empress of the Ethereal is a Spanish book by my fav Spanish author, in fact, I think is the only Spanish author that I like, I love her books, specially The Idhún Chronicles, as you might know since I have multiple entries about it.

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5 eBooks that You didn’t know Existed

Probably.

Hello, dearies! As I mentioned before, Smashwords is having a week of deals for eBooks, you can find from 25% to 100% off so don’t be afraid to stop by it and take a look at the authors there, some like myself are self-published, and it’s a great place to let your stories be known.

Now, I found these titles that I think might be of interest to you, well, I thought that I could add them to my never-ending TBR list but that’s me. Check them out. (If you want any, you can click on the title for it and you’ll be directed to the site).

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Confessions of a Shopaholic

“Life would be a lot easier if conversations were rewindable and erasable, like videos. Or if you could instruct people to disregard what you just said, like in a courtroom.”

Author: Sophie Kinsella

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Genre: Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit, Humor, Romance

That was not what I was expecting one bit. This is what happens when you read a book after you have watched the movie so many times that you almost now the dialogues of it. 

But this does not mean I didn’t enjoy it. I quite liked this book if not loved, it made me laugh and seeing how Rebecca Bloomwood made excuses after excuses to buy anything was unbelievable. I suppose that is really how a shopaholic would be. 

Some spoilers might be ahead, be wary.

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Izzy Lightwood

“I’m pure at heart.”
Total Badass chick and Shadowhunter warrior.

Total Badass chick and Shadowhunter warrior.

Names: Isabelle Lightwood. Izzy. Iz. 

Will not talk about Emeurade Toubia, awesome girl who portrayed her on Shadowhunters TV, mostly because Izzy’s story on the show was so completely weird, and twisted at various points, they changed the character.

But in the books? Warrior. A great role-model. Funny. Compassionate. Passionate. Hot. I mean, Izzy is one of the first characters you fall for in the books, even before, Alec and Jace, or Clary, who I didn’t like very much at first. 

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