Fall Releases that I can’t wait for!!

                                       1.  The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

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Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.

Dark bargains, mermaid’s voice, golems + Leigh Bardugo = sign me the hell up!!! Also, the cover is so pretty, it’s giving me serious cover lust feels.

 

  2An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

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Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust.

This is a fantasy standalone that sounds incredibly magical, also the cover *heart eyes*. And then there’s the thing with Isobel being a painter, isn’t that really bad-ass? I don’t remember reading before about a painter, especially this having a major role into the plot.

 

3. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

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On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today.

I’ve heard Adam Silvera is an author that will make you cry, like really cry. Ugly tears. However, I haven’t read anything by him until now, this one sounds very promising, so I wouldn’t mind starting with this. The premise is so good, the Death cast and also that title is so cruel.

 

4. Lovers like Us by the Ritchie twins

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Don’t date your bodyguard.
It was the one rule he had to break.

I will read anything the twins write, they are instant buys for me, therefore I can’t wait for this book. Bring it on! (also, I adore the side characters, especially Sulli because I am a big Meadows fan, I hope to see more of her and a certain someone *wink* in the next book too)

 

 

5.  Here We are Now by Jasmine Warga

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Despite sending him letters ever since she was thirteen, Taliah Abdallat never thought she’d ever really meet Julian Oliver. But one day, while her mother is out of the country, the famed rock star from Staring Into the Abyss shows up on her doorstep.

 

I really loved Warga’s debut “My Heart and Other Black Holes”, I think she’s an author with a lot of potential and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for the readers.

 

These are the upcoming books I’m most excited about, tell me in the comments what are some fall releases you are very pumped about!

Review – To All The Boys Series *spoilers ahead*

  1. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

“You’d rather make up a fantasy version of somebody in your head than be with a real person.”

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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is the moment I fell in love with Peter Kavinsky.

 

2. P.S. I Still Love You

“People come in and out of your life. For a time they are your world; they are everything. And then one day they’re not. There’s no telling how long you will have them near.”

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This book was perfect, except from the fact that it didn’t have enough Peter K. I just love the writing so much, the fact the story has so much to offer. It’s a tale about friendship, family, love, heartbreak, girl power and they’re all wrapped up in such a beautiful and special way. And Lara Jean is a character that I can really get. I understand her, completely. Also, there’s so much food porn in this book, gosh.
P.S. Jenny Han, I will always love you and your books.

 

3. Always and Forever, Lara Jean

“I like the way he looks at me, like I am a wood nymph that he happened upon one day and just had to take home to keep.”

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       I feel so sad about having to let go of Lara Jean and Peter K. once more, I really thought Jenny Han would not write another book, but here we are… I really wished this book had less drama than it had, but then again my graduation year was full of drama too. So, I can understand. Peter and Lara Jean were very cute and the end was perfect, I really am happy for my bby, light of sunshine Lara for choosing the best school even though that meant their relationship would be tested again and again, but then I really do believe in those two. If anybody is going to stay together, it’s them. The Covey Song sisters were so adorable and this series is totally the best when it comes to family interaction and sisters interaction. I was just so very emotional the whole time I read it and I flew through it, I think I might give it a reread sometime to see how I feel about it if I take some more time to let everything sink in.

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Book recs for your HP house

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This year was very important for me because I’ve finished (for the first time) the Harry Potter series. Are you shocked yet? Don’t ask me what I was waiting for because I truly don’t know. In honor of this important event, I want to give you some book recommendations based on Harry Potter houses.

1. Gryffindor – The Gryffindor house emphasises the traits of courage as well as “daring, nerve, and chivalry,” and thus its members are generally regarded as brave, though sometimes to the point of recklessness. They can also be short-tempered.

 

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2. Slytherin – Slytherins tend to be ambitious, shrewd, cunning, strong leaders, and achievement-oriented. They also have highly developed senses of self-preservation.

 

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3. Ravenclaw (hello, fellow ravenclaws *waves*) – Ravenclaw House prizes learning, wisdom, wit, and intellect in its members. Thus, many Ravenclaws tend to be academically motivated and talented students. Ravenclaws also pride themselves in being original in their ideas, and methods.

 

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4. Hufflepuff – Students belonging to this house are known to be hard-working, friendly, loyal, honest and rather impartial. It may be that due to their values, Hufflepuffs are not as competitive as the other houses, and are more modest about their accomplishments.

 

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Hope you enjoy the recommendations! Have you read any of the books recommended for your house and if so, what do you think of them? I hope I didn’t fail miserably at this!

Review : A Darker Shade of Magic

     A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab

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“I’d rather die on an adventure than live standing still.”

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Why haven’t I read this sooner? I want to thank you all for recommending this to me, it was amazing.
I want to start off by saying that I’m bad at reading fantasy (sometimes it’s really hard to get into the world and I have such high expectations from fantasy books that I end up disappointed or bored) and even worse at reading hyped books (expectations again), A Darker Shade of Magic can be classified as both, that’s why it took me such a long time to read it. But I’m more than happy that I gave it a try because A Darker Shade of Magic delivers in a big way! From the first paragraph, I fell in love with the world, the concept of the world-building is brilliant and highly creative – having four Londons, four parallel towns – and our main character, Kell is one of the two people who can navigate between them, delivering messages from one to another.
Kell shows himself as a very interesting character from the start, his famous coat got me loving him from the start because you have no idea how much love I have for eccentric characters. All my love goes to them. What I adored about him the most was the fact that he was able to make morally ambigous decisions all through the plot, he’s flawed, but in the end he tries to do what’s best for everyone. His connection with Rhy, the prince, is everything and I assure you you’ll love it, I just can’t wait to read more about them because their brotp is important to me.
“Lila Bard knew in her bones that she was meant to be a pirate.”
Lila – I didn’t expect to love her as much as I did – you see, Victoria Schwab has this way of writing where she connects different perspectives in order to get the plot moving, you don’t really know if that character is important for the plot or is there to stay. Therefore, I tried not to get too attached of Lila when she first appeared on the pages of this book because I didn’t know if she was going to die as soon as chapter 10, but I fell in love with her anyway. Lila Bard is a thief with high aspirations, Lila Bard is a woman who takes no shit from anyone and does what she wants. I related to her because she was searching for an adventure, after trying only to survive all her life, helping Kell seemed like her adventure, like finally finding something great that she could invest her time and skills into. Her connection with Kell was amazing, they were supporting each other the whole time and really they were each other ‘good luck’ *wink* *wink*, if you get what I mean .
Rhy is a sweetheart, I wanted to hug him all through the book, his love for Kell and his loyalty to him and I really need to read the second book because there wasn’t enough of Rhy.
The plot – was filled with enigmatic villains and co-lateral victims and everyone had something to say in the action, literary everybody was involved and I loved how the four Londons came into the picture through different characters, I’m really excited for when it will possible again to navigate through the four Londons (I hope it happens) because it was great to see Lila interact with the people from Red London. I hated the twins with all my heart, but I will admit that I thought they were fascinating, especially Astrid, a well written woman – be it a villain – is a plus for me all the time. Holland – i still cry.
All in all, this became an instant favourite for me and I have huge expectations from the second book, which I really hope will be able to stand up to this one.

 

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Unpopular Opinion Book Tag

 

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1. A Popular Book You Didn’t LikeQueen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

I saw it coming. I totally saw it coming. In Heir of Fire, I was very excited about Celaena having a platonic male friend (because you know women and men can be friends, yes, what an alien concept, I know), somebody who could help her figure out her skills and abilities and so on. And then Queen of Shadows happened and guess what? Celaena is too much for anyone to resist her. This was one of the reasons why I didn’t enjoy it – because Celaena is too much of a special snowflake – but there was another one : Chaol being blamed for everything and then being set aside.

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2. A Book Series That Everyone Hates But You Love – The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan

I wouldn’t go as far as to say that everyone hates this book, but I know that a lot of people didn’t love it. I adore this book and it’s one of my favourites because of the unique style. I can see why this book isn’t for everyone, but it was amazing for me – the idea of writing a love-story in the format of a dictionary, wow. David Levithan has great ideas.

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3. A Love Triangle Where The MC Ends Up With The Person You Didn’t Want Them To End Up With- Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

SPOILERS AHEAD

In this book the male protagonist has a girlfriend and he ends up cheating on her with the female protagonist (and after this, they end up together) . I despise cheating, I literary hate how cheating can be romanticised in books sometimes. Yes, I understand the chemistry between the two characters is unbelievable and there are sparks and fireworks. But guess what? You can choose not to be an asshole and break up with your girlfriend before you get involved with somebody else. So, yes, I wish he ended up with his girlfriend (without cheating) or they all ended up single and trying to figure out what they need in their lives.

4. A Popular Book Genre You Rarely Reach For – Historical Fiction

It’s not necessary because I don’t like the books that come with this genre, it’s more about the fact that I’m not very familiar with the genre. I loved the few books I ended up reading from this genre. But I rarely find something that really attracts me.

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5. A Popular Character You Didn’t Like – Rowan Whitethorn

I know lots of people like Rowan and I’m probably in the minority, but I don’t like his type – the alpha male. I don’t like my male characters to be aggressive, territorial and possessive. He frustrates me so much during Heir of Fire, he’s so rude and I just can’t take his attitude. I’m sorry, but no thank you.

6. A Popular Author You Can’t Seem To Get Into – Cassandra Clare

I’ve tried reading Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices and I just can’t get into the story. I’ve only managed to finish City of Bones (the second time I started it). It might be a serious case of ‘ it’s not you, it’s me’, I guess we’ll never know.

7. Popular Trope You’re Tired Of Seeing – Girl hate

Talking of City of Bones, something I disliked so much about it was the fact that Clary kept on hating on Izzy only because of the way she dressed or because she chose to look sexy and so on. I despise this trope. Why do girls need to hate each other? Why authors feel the need to clasify girls as nerd and sluts? Ha? There’s nothing wrong with dressing  in a certain way. You can be a nerd and still be friends with a girl who chooses to dress in sexy clothes and is very preoccupied with her appearence, believe me. Please support girls no matter what their skin color, sexuality, dimension, preferences, hobbies. We can’t expect men to stop bashing us when we hating on each other. We, girls, should stay united and stick for each other.

8. Popular Series You Have No Interest In Reading – Fifty Shades of Grey

Just not my cup of tea. I have nothing against BDSM. I’m aware that BDSM ≠ abuse, but from what I’ve read in different reviews, the way it is portrayed in this series, it comes very close to abuse. I also don’t like how awfully similar the characters are to Bella and Edward. All those fanfictions being published just feel very off to me.

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9. The Saying Goes, “the book is always better than the movie” But What Movie Do You Prefer To The Book? – The Lord of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Actually, I love both of them very much and they’re very dear to me. But I feel like I might love the movies a tiny little bit because Peter Jackson is really talented and knew exactly what parts to keep and what parts not to include in the movies. Tolkien likes to describe the scenery so much, sometimes he loses you in the flowing, very long descriptions. It’s his style and if you can get past that, you’ll enjoy the books too. However, the movies captured a little better the emotions and the values Tolkien wanted to present, in my opinion.


Tell me what are some of your unpopular opinions? Also, do you have any historical fiction recommendations for me? Write it all down below.

 

Pokemon Go Book Tag

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This book tag was created by readatmidnight , the graphics also belong to her. This is a very creative tag and I expect to have a lot of fun doing it. Since I’m very new here, I won’t tag anybody (I wasn’t tagged myself), if you want to do it, however, consider yourself tagged by me.

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I believe the first book that started my love for reading was Heidi by Johanna Spyri , I remember reading it when I was like 10 years old and enjoying it very much. This is also the first book I’ve read in one day. (I’ve had the reading disease for so long, i cry)

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LORD OF THE RINGS, LORD OF THE RINGS. Let me tell you something about myself. I’m a Tolkien enthusiast, I’ve watched the movies so many times I’ve lost count, I love every aspect about the universe, the characters, it’s all so amazing. It’s my childhood and I can’t see myself ever not loving Lord of The Rings.

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Hmmm, this is a hard question because I tend to avoid over-hyped books. That’s why I end up reading very popular books very late – sometimes I regret it, sometimes I don’t. For this category I’ll choose the Throne of Glass series. I’ve lost interest in it mostly because I don’t like where the plot is going, I don’t like how characters are treated, but maybe the fact that it’s everywhere had a huge impact on me too.

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I’ll have to go with all the books that include the fake-relationship trope. Whenever I see this trope in a description, I’m already a goner. It’s just too much for me to handle. I GOT TO HAVE IT. So, here we have : Act like It by Lucy Parker, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han & No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista.

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I’m a coward. I’m a little coward and this book tag is here to show you all this. I get very intimidated by huge books. I don’t know why. Maybe because I’m lazy or maybe because I’m impatient, who knows? Therefore, I have lots of books for this category. I’ll mention just some of those : Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, absolutely everything by Leo Tolstoy, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon & The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

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HAHAHAHA, what about you just check my entire read shelf on goodreads? Because I always stay up to read books. But I guess I’ll just have to think about a book that kept me up at night very, very late. And I’ll go with The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski because I think I stayed up all night to finish it (I wasn’t disappointed at all). Such a great book.

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Too many. That’s why I suffer all the time.

Kestrel/Arin from The Winner’s Trilogy, Katniss/Peeta from The Hunger Games, Percy/Annabeth from Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Lara Jean/Peter from To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Achilles/Patroclus from The Song of Achilles, Ryke/Daisy from the Addicted series.

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P.S. I like you by Kasie West and also everything by Kasie West, the queen of fast-paced fluffy reads.

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The Addicted series. I really love the twins for writing more and more books about the gang and also about their children. I feel like I could never tire of those characters.

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I think Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead surprised me a lot. When I first heard about it, I thought it would be another sappy, stupid romantic vampire book, but I found so many loveable things about it – like the friendship between Lissa and Rose or the relationship between Christian and Lissa, I even liked Dimitri and Rose.

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Not sure if it counts as a series, but I’m very excited to read Six of Crows and the Crooked Kingdom (the duology). I’ve actually started reading Six of Crows and I can’t wait to see whether I end up loving it – like everybody else and their cats do – or not.

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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, it looks so good, though so many collector’s editions look flawless and I wish to have them and yes, this book tag is depressing.

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I’m very excited about The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, can you believe that its movie rights had been already sold? I can’t wait to put my hands on this book because it’s such a important subject and we need more books like that and I need to read more diverse books.

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My auto-buy authors are Madeline Miller, Krista & Becca Ritchie, Rick Riordan, Jenny Han, Kasie West, Gillian Flynn, Marie Rutkoski, C.S.Pacat, Nora Sakavic and some more that I most probably didn’t remember at the moment.

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Do you mean Infini by Krista & Becca Ritchie??? Or Circe by Madeline Miller? I’ve been waiting these books for so long, I can’t do it anymore. Thank god Infini is coming out in January because my heart couldn’t have taken it for any longer.


So, this was the tag, I’ve had a lot of fun and I think this also made you more familiar with my book taste and maybe gave you some ideas for your next reads. What are the releases you’ve been waiting on forever? What about your favourite authors? Tell me in the comments.

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Hey, everyone! I’m Marty and I’ve started this blog because I can’t wait to share my bookish opinions with you all and get closer to the book community. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you want anything, also you can find me on goodreads where I’m very active *like every minute, every second* . Hope you like my blog!

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