“If I only jumped when I knew where I was going to land, I would never jump at all.”
Series: The Eldest Curses #2
Authors: Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu
Genres: Fantasy, Not so YA but some, Drama, Urban Fantasy, LGBT, Paranormal, Romance
5 bright glowing ⭐
Hello, dearies! 🧭
Prepare for some fangirling of epic proportions.
And maybe a bit of rambling too.
The Lost Book of The White takes us forward in time or further (way further) than The Red Scrolls of Magic, which I recommend you first read City of Bones before diving into that one, although it is not necessary.
So, I loved book 2 of The Eldest Curses, does that come across? Sometimes I don’t know if it really does. But I did, and it took me a while to write this one because… life, so my memories are a bit far away.
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“It’s an unassuming name, but also . . . powerful. Because of where she came from.”
Series: The Lunar Chronicles
Book: Stars Above
Story: The Keeper
Author: Marissa Meyer
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Retellings, Short Stories
This will be short. 😆
So, I am slowly but surely making my way through the stories in Stars Above. I read it all in the wrong order, so don’t judge me. You can check my other reviews for it here.
This one, The Keeper, is the first story in the book. If you have ever read The Lunar Chronicles book 1 to 4, then you will probably be into reading this one. If you haven’t already.
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“But no artist, I now realize, can be satisfied with art alone. There is a natural craving for recognition which cannot be gain-said.”
Author: Agatha Christie
Genre: Classics, Fiction, Crime, Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Mystery
First time I read this one was like fifteen years ago, and yes, this is a classic mystery that I would recommend, and that sucks you in, unlike other mystery or thrillers I have read where there is not much to it.
I don’t mean to be so dismissive of new stories, but some of those books leave me with a sense of: meh. I cannot help. Even if I do have a section on Mystery/Thriller here on the blog because I recently read more books in that genre than I ever did in the past.
Anyway, going back to And Then There Were None, which even for my young mind, it was quite good and left me wondering about it for a few days. I don’t remember the whole meat in the middle of it, but I know that I liked it.
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“Throughout our lives, no one could figure out how we were so close, but when friendships begin with cupcakes—chocolate, at that—no truer bond develops.”
Hello, dearies! 💞
I hope you have a fan on you… poor joke, I know.
I decided to continue the ball rolling with the listings and recommend some awesome romance books that deserve more recognition. If you are feeling a bit on the fence about reading romance, then you might start your journey with these authors, it’s where I started and they didn’t disappoint.
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“They dreamed through golden days and silvered nights. All the other creatures envied or adored them, because Death and the Elemental were destruction and creation joined as One. In the natural order of things, they should not have been stronger joined. And yet they were.”
The Sweetest Dark
Hello, dearies! 😎
I thought to make a quick (debatable) post on some good YA Fantasy books to get you started on this genre, or if you know all of them already, then you can just be reminded of some of these cool books.
Please, be advised that this is my very biased opinion, and we all know that not all of us like the same books or authors and that’s okay. We all have different tastes. ☀️
That said, here are the ten books that I would recommend to get started in the YA Fantasy world, and don’t be frightened to explore a new book. All or some books might be ten years old but it does not mean they’re not just as good as any other book.
Alright, alright, I’m starting now.
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“Be with me always – take any form – drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you!”
As I enjoyed doing one of small towns, I decided to go over to Europe and enjoy the scenery in the UK, not just London or Oxford, but other parts will count as well in this book challenge.
I have read a few books either by British authors or US authors that decided to set the book across seas, so I remembered that I have read some of those and let’s see if I can name a few.
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“What are you out here for at this time of night?”
Hello, dearies! 📖
I feel like I don’t say that enough in the past few months. Hope you’re a returning book lover, who likes my blog, but if you’re new, welcome!
Today, I thought and thought about what to write for my next post, and realised that it has been a while since I did a book challenge, so here we are. What better way to show love for books the thinking through all the books you have read in life, and trying to remember the town they were set in, right? Wrong, it’s nerve-wracking because the more you think about it, the less the memories come to you.
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“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.”
Series: Harry Potter
Book #6: The Half-Blood Prince
Author: JK Rowling
Genre: YA, fantasy, magic, drama
I’ve been waiting to talk about this one.
Hello, dearies! ⚡
The Half-Blood Prince was not going to be this week’s Throwback Thursday, but here we are, TBT with this Potter book.
I love the whole Harry Potter saga, I think that’s clear after me taking the time to talk about each book, but The Half-Blood Prince made me re-read it a few times when it first came out, and it soon became a favourite book.
After reading it, I had to wait for The Deathly Hallows, so I had to keep going back to The Half-Blood Prince for more.
Let us begin. 🔮
I’ll jump right in, and perhaps go back and forward, so please be patient with my upcoming rambling.
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‘You don’t have to apologize, you don’t have to tell them anything.’
Happy New Year, dearies! 🎆❄🎇
Here’s this one in case you missed some good ones.
It was not easy to pick one post for each month, so I didn’t and instead, I’ll talk about what happened during the year.
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‘I won’t lose to anyone ever again… you can believe in me.’
Cheeky Brat Vol. 2
Hello, dearies! ❄☃
Top 5, I should say top 3 and not have so many expectations building up for this one. I re-read a lot of books this year.
Nevertheless, I will try to name 5 books that I liked this year, even if they are re-reads. 📚💖
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