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King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard- 4 Stars

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Gosh it was slow.... Good, but also very very very slow. Glass Sword and King's Cage could have been one book rather than two. A lot of repetition. It dragged on and on and on...  Red Queen still my favorite book in the series. King's Cage comes close second.
And the ending... ?! soooooo angry!!!!!
Maven was an amazing character.  We learnt a lot more of him in King's Cage. Victoria Aveyard gave us a little pick into his mind. We get moments where we see his fragility, the explanation for his brokenness... He is such a wonderful beautiful character, my favorite for sure. Okay, he is evil and I will not deny that. He is not a good person. But there is a reason for it, and I can't help but love the boy and feel bad for him. Can you imagine someone stripping you of your essence? He is proof monsters are made, one is not born that way. He will never be good, he is darkness itself (not unless someone really powerful fixes years of damage done to his poor brain anyway... And…

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven- 5 Stars are not enough!

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Oh my poor battered soul... this book had me in tears. Real cry out loud tears.  I was warned by many of my beloved friends on Bookstagram that this was going to happen, but I did not expect it to be that sad and touching. Going in, I had no idea what the book was going to be about. I knew there would be a rather depressed teenage girl, but that was it.  I was not prepared! The book is often compared with The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and I could not think of a better comparison myself. That was another book that made me cry... gosh, when did I became such a crier? I wasn't always like that... I am getting softer as I get older 😂 Here is the synopsis (wiki):
Theodore Finch and Violet Markey are two teenagers that want to escape from their small Indiana town. Violet counts down the days until she can move away and escape the memories of her sister's death, while Theodore struggles with severe mental illness. The suffering pair find their quirky friendship transformed in…

Caraval by Stephanie Garber- 2.5 stars

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Aren't those covers just stunning?
I am in love with all of them. And the book was good. Not fall out of my chair good, but good!

GoodReads synopsis:
Whatever you've heard about Caraval, it doesn't compare to the reality. It's more than just a game or a performance. It's the closest you'll ever find to magic in this world...
Welcome, welcome to caraval -Stephanie Garber's sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.
Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett's father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.
But this year, Scarlett's long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. …

Frost Blood by Elly Blake- 4.75 stars

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I got this wonderful book last month as part of my monthly subscription to UpperCase.
The story is not overly complicated, it is rather simple and straight forward, but in a 'heart warming' kind of way. I did not jump out of my sofa with excitement, but I did grow to love the characters nonetheless.
I really really liked it!

Here is a quick description of the book by GoodReads:
"Seventten-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has concealed her powers of heat and flame from the cruel Frostblood ruling class her entire life. But when her mother is killed trying to protect her, and rebel Frostbloods demand her help tp overthrow their bloodthirsty king, she agrees to come out of hiding, desperate to have her revenge. Despite her unpredictable abilities, Ruby trains with the rebels and the infuriating -yet irresistible- Marcus, who seems to think of her as nothing more than a weapon. But before they can take action.."(I believe that the rest of the description gives away too …

The Vampire Girl Series by Karpov Kinrade - 5 Stars

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I discovered this series not long after the first book came out and I have been hooked by it ever since. Not just by this series, but by everything these two amazing writers release, I have read almost everything they have written. The talent they have is immeasurable.

This series is about a girl called Arianna Spero. Well, it is about her to start with anyway, it becomes much more than that as the series progresses. So much so that by the end of the second book I was more interested in the princes of hell than on her.
Back to the point though: Arianna... her mother made a deal with the devil when Arianna was younger and when she turned 18 one of the princes of hell comes to collect payment. There is however a way to save her mother, there is something the princes of hell want more: HER.
She signs a blood oath. From that moment onward she has to spend one month with each of the princes and at the end choose one to marry. Become a vampire like them, and give them an heir. In other wor…