Book Review || A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

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Hello, dear readers! I’m finally done with the project I must deliver tomorrow, so I’m writing this super late review. Just don’t mind it. Pretend that I managed to stick perfectly to my schedule. WHAT A LIAR.

Starting from tomorrow I will try again to stick to mu schedule. With the upcoming project – I had to create a magazine – the time was absolutely absent.

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Title: A Study in Charlotte
Author: Brittany Cavallaro
Series: Charlotte Holmes #1
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 321
Rating: ★★★★★

The last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock’s genius but also his volatile temperament. From everything Jamie has heard about Charlotte, it seems safer to admire her from afar.

From the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else. But when a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Jamie and Charlotte are being framed for murder, and only Charlotte can clear their names. But danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.

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I read this book during its release year and that means two years ago. It was summer, strangely peaceful for being a period of vacation that I was passing with my family. I was in Tuscany and I remember turning the pages while sitting in the back seats and my parents driving. Everything was peaceful. So, for me, for strange reasons, this book remained strongly associated with a period of calm, of summer, of free time and a story that kept me reading for days.

I think that the particular moment in which I read the books is important, since it surely helped my view and sensation while I was discovering the plot words by words. Anyway, even if it was a happy time, I also enjoyed the whole plot, the two characters. Continue reading

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From bookshops to readers || January 2018

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Hello, bookish folks! The week started quite well for me and I hope that has been the same for you too 😉

Today I’m here with a bunch of new release that I’m interest me enough to get featured in this list. I don’t really know how 2018 is gonna treat but so far I’m being blessed and cursed. I mean, so many new and good-sounding book. Which means that I’ve many money to spend. If I’ve that money.

Can we all bookworms get a little refound just for being that? We readers deserve that, also because we do it all for free

 

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THE CRUEL PRINCE || I already reviewed this book and I really really liked it. I’m starting to fall back in love with Black’s novel and I cannot wait for the sequel. If you love faery, dark and twisted stories, that is for you. (Folk of the Air #1)

THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW || It’s a thriller with and interesting premise, with probably a MC with agoraphobia. And that’s from the window of her house that she witness a crime and tries to undercover the truth

EVERLESS || You have hear it all, probably. A fantasy novel with time and blood and intrigues and secret and probably beautiful palace with deaths. I read a lot of mixed review so, I don’t want to say much about this novel. (Everless #1)

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GUNSLINGER GIRL || I saw  a lot of people getting excited over this one but I’m not super interested. Don’t know why but Wild West is not a set I love particulary. Yet the blurb doesn’t say much: mostly that the MC is a great shooter and the place she lives is lawless.

BETWEEN THE BLADE AND THE EARTH || For reasons I always forget this book. And why? Sounds amazing but my mind act strangely sometimes. Anyway, it’s about Valkyries and how they have to return immortals to the afterlife. The MC’s life changes when her mother decide to spare an immortals. (Valkyrie#1)

LOVE AND OTHER TRAIN WRECKS || Somebody said fluffy contemporary? Because here I’m. I’m such a trash for this kind of books and pretty covers. It talks about Noah and Ammy, one hopless romantic and the other definitely anti-love. They will be both travel on the same train and their change about love is gonna change. It sounds tottally insta-love but maybe is more prodounf than this. So I will totally give it an occasion. Continue reading

Book Review || The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

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Hello, my der readers! I know, I know. Two reviews in one day. So boring? Or maybe not. Also because reviewing old books is the perfect possibility to discuss series and novel that never chase to make people passionate. Pretty sure that The Raven Cycle is one of them 😉

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Title: The Raven King
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Cycle #4
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages: 439
Rating: ★★★★

All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love’s death. She doesn’t believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

 

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This novel left a hole in me… until Stiefvater talked about another trilogy that features as protagonist one of the Raven Boys, and that possibly means that the others are going to be there too. But when I finished The Raven King, I realized: no more guys, no more Blue. Yes, I could re-read the book (and I don’t re-read) but they were gone. No more adventures.

But aside for my poor bookish soul, was I happy with this novel? Yes. And no. And I’m pretty sure that I will also love many of the other books written by Stiefvater, as much as I’m going to hate how many questions will be left open. Because that’s what she did in the novel. Don’t try to fight me on that. She totally did.  Continue reading

Book Review || The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

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Hello, readers! Yesterday The Cruel Prince made is debut in the bookstore and I’m a day late with this review… but okay 😂 Yesterday I was too much tired to write down this review and this morning I took my time to translate it from Italian to English.

Anyway, here I’m with this one! Is the first review of the year, so cheer up and party with me (even if review aren’t that popular in the blog community)

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Title: The Cruel Prince
Author: Holly Black
Series: The Folk of the Air #1
Publisher: Little, Brown Books
Pages: 384
Rating: ★★★★★

“Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.
And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.”

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.
In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

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The Cruel Prince is the new novel by Holly Black that brings the reader again in the faeries’ world. But this time the introduction to this universe happens on the inside, in fact the protagonist Jude lives among the folks.

The whole story is read for Jude’s point of view and unravels dark and twisted as always. I’ve always read Black’s novels in my naive language – Italian – but this time, reading the novel in English I felt much more near to this story.
Also, reading again, even for a brief time, of past characters from the other novels was great. I really hope that they’re all going to have a major role in the next books. Looking at how the story went, I’m kinda sure that’s going to happen. Continue reading

New Year’s Resolution

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Hello, readers! How are you? The new year is here and my birthday! I’m officialy 24. Not that I partied hasrd as I should, but now I’m older. Honestly I’m not really focusing on that, but on the fact that a new year is full of occasion.

Did you noticed that the blog theme is now a new one? Hope you like it. I’m gonna do some monthly change during the whole year, but I’m gonna talk about this in another post. Maybe. I don’t see it as a big deal.

Anyway, here’s my list of resolutions and goals for this 2018. That’s a fatc. I mean, I’m 24. I cannot say anymore: hey, will do that later. Just no. I’m an adult, yet I don’t really feel like one, at least not if I look up at the propor definition and idea that society has of adults.

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REAL LIFE 

COMPLETE THE BUCKET LIST || During 2017 I wrote down a list of thing to complete. While I managed to realize two points of the list, I’ve so many things to do. There are both difficult and easy project and I don’t care if I’m going to complete things from just one type or a mix of both. The important is that I want to get down at least ten of them.  Continue reading