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July Wrap-Up! 13 BoOkS!

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Hi Guys! Here is my reading wrap up for July! I cannot believe I managed to read 13 books...
Have fun having a look at it and feel free to ask question either here or on my Bookstagram

- Our Dark Duet by Victoria E Schwab

(YA fantasy) 4.3/5 It may not have been as good as This Savage Song. But it was amazing and most definitely worth a read. August is adorable and I will love him forever! For my full thoughts on the book find my full review on this blog!
- Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
(NA fantasy) 4.8/5 This book was exquisite. Beyond original! That must be a Jay Kristoff trade mark- originality. It is about an assassin, it is about revenge, it is about grief... I highly recommend it! A full review is available on this Blog.

-The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
(YA fantasy) 4.3/5 I love Maggie Stiefvater creativity and imagination. She ALWAYS comes up with amazing and unforgettable tales. But, she also has a slower pace to her stories than most ya writers, which if you have never read…

R.I.P. Eliza Hart by Alyssa Sheinmel- 5/5 stars [arc review]

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This is no shadow of doubt my favorite contemporary read for 2017 this far! 
For the book blurb click Here (GoodReads)
I am so in awe that it is almost hard to write the review. I feel like I won't give it justice. R.I.P Eliza Hart is about (mainly) two girls with mental issues. Ellie, who suffers from claustrophobia due to a traumatic experience we don't figure out till the end of the book. And Eliza, who was emotionally unstable for reasons revealed slowly throughout the book. 
It impressed me how much background story is given to both main characters in just a few hundred pages. I felt Ellie's pain thorough the pages and I was always curious to know what would happen next. She was a wonderful and easy character to relate to. As was Sam, her roommate, friend, and eventually love interest. The romance story happening on the side between those two is adorable. I was gushing and blushing while reading their interactions. Utterly cute! 
Eliza was just as well written. Her ch…

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake- 4/5 stars

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Three Dark Crowns got me like: 'come again?' It was one of those books that once you get into it you need to know what happens next, you are therefore truly involved. But at no point you scream with excitement... If it wasn't for the beautifully crafted ending it would have been a lower score... but no no... Kendare Blake was clever. VERY clever. The way the ending for all three queens just turned it all on its head so simply and yet efficiently deserves much praise. If you find yourself struggling with the book to start with, please do hold on!  I am (and proudly -sorry not sorry-) a pain when reviewing book endings for fantasy books. I am rarely satisfied or happy with it. So it means a lot to me that I liked this ending so much. -random information I though you all might like 😛- 
If you want to know what the book is about before reading my review click here for the GoodReads book blurb.


The Sisters:

Katharine the poisoner: She is meant to survive any poison, but her gi…

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater- 4.5/5 stars

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Maggie Stiefvater is no shadow of doubt one of the most creative and imaginative authors out there. Think about it... all her books have completely different stories, they are nothing alike. Other famous authors cannot say the same, they write well and we love their books but there is a certain similarity throughout their stories (think Sarah J Maas and fae warriors. Or Cassandra Clare and her plethora of books on shadowhunters). That is not the case with Maggie.

For the Book blurb click here

I don't even know how to begin. The story was beautifully written and all the characters were easy to love.
The main female character, Puck, was phenomenal! The way she describes her own temperament - sugar and vinegar - had me laughing out loud and loving her all the more for it. She was fierce and loving all the while still a little bit of child. It was so refreshing reading a book where a 17 year old sounded like a 17 year should!
Sean Kendrick was also easy to love. His quietness did it …

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff- 4.8/5 stars

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NEVER FLINCH. NEVER FEAR. NEVER FORGET
Nevernight was exquisite! One of the most original books I have read this year. On originality it loses only to another masterpiece by the same author: Illuminae!
For the Book Blurb click Here
I almost didn't read it. And that would have been a tragedy! Thank you my dear friend Giota (insta) for recommending it.
I was captivated by the book upon reading the very first page. It is told from two different perspectives narrating two very different 'firsts' using very similar vocabulary. The writing skill Jay Kristoff possesses is out of this world. I literally cannot think of one single author that can make two huge and very different moments in someone's life like those using almost the exact same words sound so different and so intriguing on their own. It was amazing. And that my dear friends, was only the first few pages...!!
Mia Covere is one very interesting heroine. What she wants in life? become one of the most feared assassin…

Cinderella.com by River Laurent- 5/5 stars

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Before I begin: this is not an YA like most of my book reviews. It is an adult romance story. As the book covers states, A Modern Day Cinderella Story! For the book blurb look here.

Gosh, I loved this! Hence the review even though I do not usually write reviews here for adult books!
It was so so cute!

It is not easy to find a good fairy-tale retelling. Marissa Meyer is one of the few YA authors that manages that brilliantly. It is even harder however to find a good adult fairy-tale retelling. I tried one not long ago one meant to be an adult retell for Beauty and the Beast and it was terrible.
Cinderella.com however exceeded expectations. I was intrigued by the blurb: a cowboy prince charming?! But I was not expecting to be hooked in the story from the very first pages as badly as I was. I seriously could not put the book down. I read it in two sittings and if I didn't have to sleep to be up early next day it would have been in one.
The story was original, whimsical, funny, charm…

Our Dark Duet By Victoria E Schwab- 4.3/5 stars

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"I know it hurts" She said, "so make it worth the pain" (the single most heartbreaking line in the whole book)
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Victoria Schwab has just received a new title: Queen of Mean. I was devastated by the time I finished reading this. I can't tell you why of-course, that would be a spoiler, just know you might need a box of tissues!
Our Dark Duet stars off a few months after August and Kate went their separate ways. August is in the South City being the monsters he believes he needs to be in order to keep humans safe. He is reaping the souls of those who committed violent acts and is slowly but surely loosing the part of himself that once wanted to be human.
Kate on the other hand is in Prosperity fighting demons and running from her past. Until she gets face to face with a new kind of monster, is affected by it, and must return to Verity. When she returns her path and August's cross again.
There are two reasons why I did not believe T…

June Wrap Up!

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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor 
3.8/5 (YA fantasy)I Started this book back in May and really struggled to get through the first 2/3 of it. It was beautiful after that and totally worth it! -full review available on this blog-


Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
5/5 Illuminae  (YA sci-fi) will most certainly be on my list as one of the best books read this year. I cannot recommend it enough. It started off very light hearted, easy and fun to read, But all of sudden it become one of the most intense reads I've ever come across. It is a brilliant sci-fi book! -full review available on this blog-

The Glass Arrow by Kristin Simmons

3/5 (YA dystopia) This book was an easy read. A little slow to start but all in all it kept a good pace. The plot is promising. Women are property kept for breeding and the main character wants to escape that fate. It doesn't deliver in all ways, but it was not a bad read. -full review available on this blog-

Windfall by Jennifer Smith
4.7/5 (YA…