Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare – Review (spoilers alert)

I am starting this review by saying how sorry I am that I didn’t post review for more than a year. A lot of things have been going on the past year and I just didn’t have time. Okay now, let’s get into it.

So many people loved and adored this serie: Sasha Alsberg loves it, the whole BookTube community loves it. It is in almost every “top 10 best fantasy series ever” video. Well, I didn’t like it as much.

It took me nearly 8 months, eight, to finish this serie and don’t get me wrong: I loved loved loved the first book “Clockwork Angel”, but I didn’t feel the same for the rest. I particularly didn’t enjoy the second one “Clock Prince”, which felt to me like an unnecessary part of the whole story. This last one though, was a little bit better. Continue reading

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Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas – review (with spoilers)

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Secrets made you deadly

I don’t care how insignificant the lesson is, I love it when books teach me things.

This book is about love, feminism and the importance of family. Other than this little lesson, I’m truly disappointed. Because I was amazed by the first two books of the Throne of Glass series and I was happy to have finally found another series that I could obsess over and now I’m not happy anymore. Everything went down from the third book: the storyline and especially the characters. I mean – what happened? 

What the hell happened to the character of Chaol? I feel like Sarah J. Maas woke up one day and decided that she didn’t like Chaol anymore and just completely shred his character to pieces. And I’m really angry about this, because he was such an important character in the first two books and his storyline was build-up so good! We barely see him in Heir of Fire and let alone in this book where I felt like Sarah wanted us to hate him. This is what it felt like, and I suspect we won’t even see him anymore in the fifth book. And let’s not even talk about his relationship with Celaena/Aelin. What happened to their love? To those promises? I was just really confused about all of this because they were so in love with each other and suddenly Rowan comes in and everything is forgotten? I was like – whaaat? And don’t even start talking me it was because of Nehemia. I get it, I get it that Chaol did a mistake but it just felt exaggerating the way Aelin acted toward Chaol like he’s the only one who makes mistakes. Rowan seems more like a fill-in, like Sarah was pushing us to love him. Between the third book and the fourth there’s just a massive hole. Suddenly Continue reading

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas – review (with spoilers)

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I have finished this book about 2 weeks ago and I haven’t written a review till’ now which is really embarrassing considering that I did nothing all the time, I was just too lazy.

I think that by now all of you know how much I LOVE Sarah J. Maas and the Throne of Glass series because the first two book were absolutely STUNNING. Too bad, this wasn’t, though.  Continue reading

Cover Uncover!

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So this may be a new topic I will do every Wednesday (not sure) but anyway in this post today we’re going to uncover the cover of the second book named Glass Sword in the Red Queen trilogy by Victoria Aveyard

For the ones who don’t know what this is about here’s the plot of the first book:

The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?

I have no idea who will win because I haven’t read it yet (shame, shame)

But ANYWAY, THIS is the cover of the sequel:

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This book will be published on Febrary 9th 2016 by HarperTeen and it’s a 448 pages book. I KNOW.

You can pre-order it on The Book Depository in hardback format OR in a paperback format (much cheaper).



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Byee, Irma

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas – review (WITH SPOILERS)

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PLOT:

From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.

Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.

Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena’s world shatters, she will be forced to Continue reading

Percy Jackson and The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan – Review

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Plot: 

IT’S NOT EVERYDAY YOU FIND YOURSELF IN COMBAT WITH A HALF-LION, HALF-HUMAN.

But when you’re the son of a Greek god, it happens. And now my friend Annabeth is missing, a goddess is in chains and only five half-blood heroes can join the quest to defeat the doomsday monster.

Oh, and guess what? The Oracle has predicted that not all of us will survive…

Genre: fantasy, young adult, mythology

MY REVIEW:

I’ve reads this about a month ago during my stay in Albania and I have to say that I had a lot of things to write in a review about this book, but I forgot them.

I’ve read the first 2 books in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series about 2 years ago. And then I stopped because it didn’t intrigue anymore like it did in the beginning, even though I LOVE Greek mythology. But thanks to readbyzoe I started reading it again and YES it was a good choice.

So this book is a middle-grade story (don’t actually like them but) about Continue reading

MY MOST ANTICIPATED FALL RELEASES

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Okaaaaaay, so it’s still July and I’m already thinking of fall. THAT’S JUST BECAUSE THERE GOING TO BE PUBLISHED A M A Z I N G BOOKS DURING FALL AND I JUST AM SO EXCITED.

I only read 2 books this month (I know, I know) but I’m planning to read more and more on august and the rest of my life.

So here are my most anticipated books of Fall 2015:

1. NEVER NEVER by BRIANNA SHRUM

James Hook is a child who only wants to grow up.

When he meets Peter Pan, a boy who loves to pretend and is intent on never becoming a man, James decides he could try being a child—at least briefly. James joins Peter Pan on a holiday to Neverland, a place of adventure created by children’s dreams, but Neverland is not for the faint of heart. Soon James finds himself longing for home, determined that he is destined to be a man. But Peter refuses to take him back, leaving James trapped in a world just beyond the one he loves. A world where children are to never grow up.

But grow up he does.

And thus begins the epic adventure of a Lost Boy and a Pirate.

This story isn’t about Peter Pan; it’s about the boy whose life he stole. It’s about a man in a world that hates men. It’s about the feared Captain James Hook and his passionate quest to kill the Pan, an impossible feat in a magical land where everyone loves Peter Pan.

Except one.

I love retellings I LOVE Peter Pan, I just can’t freaking wait till’ this book will be released.

2. QUEEN OF SHADOWS by SARAH J. MAAS

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

I just read Throne of Glass which  is the first book in the Throne Of Glass series and I thought it was absolutely amazing, I already bought Crown of Midnight and Heir of Fire which are the sequels and I can’t wait to read them. A lot of people say that they are even better than the first one which is really crawy because like I said, the first one was just amazing. 
3. THE NEXT TOGETHER by LAUREN JAMES Continue reading

MY SUMMER 2015 TBR LIST

So today I’m leaving for 3 weeks (seaside in albania) and I’m really freaking excited because 1. the sea is amazing 2. I’m going with my cousin (=fun) and 3. I’m bringing BOOKS. 

Yesterday I went to my local library and I was really surprised when I saw the Percy Jackson series: my library doesn’t have any YA english books at all, so I almost passed away when I saw it on a bookshelf. And of course I picked it up.

So my summer TBRs are:  Continue reading

Review – All the Bright Place by Jennifer Niven

Plot:

The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this exhilarating and heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Elle Fanning!
 
Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

This is an intense, gripping novel perfect for fans of Jay Asher, Rainbow Rowell, John Green, Gayle Forman, and Jenny Downham from a talented new voice in YA, Jennifer Niven.

Genre: young adult, contemporary, romance, fiction, mental health

MY REVIEW:

I have a close friend who once tried to kill herself. I never understood why she did it. All she ever told me was that sometimes she felt the happiest person in the world and sometimes she felt empty. I deduced she was depressed.
She cuts herself, in every part of her body. Sometimes she doesn’t eat at all because she says she’s fat even though she is really skinny.
I never know what to do because sometimes she texts me and she says that she want to get pills and die peacefully and sometimes she calls me crying and all I do is try to comfort but even though she says thank you for helping me I feel like I’m not helping her at all and that makes me feel useless. I’m so scared of the thought that one day she might kill herself and of the thought that I couldn’t help her.

Anyway, some of you say that this book doesn’t reflect the real feels of a boy who wants to commit suicide. But I think it does.
This book made me look at people in a different way. I never stopped and thought “why is he or she like that?” “why does he/she act like that?”
I always prejudged. I didn’t read the book till the end because at some point I knew what was going to happen. I think I’ve read it till the funeral and by then I was crying so I decided to stop. It was a beautiful book.

Favorite quote(s): “You are all the colors in one, at full brightness.”

I gave this book 4 stars. 

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Byee, Irma


Review – Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Plot:

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, Continue reading