From Librarie to Readers

From libraries to readers || November 2017

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Hello, hello dear readers in the attic 🙂 I’m still without internet at home and using my phone hotspot. I really hate the telephonic company -.- Anyway, here I’m with a list of the new books that are going to come out this month!

There are many interesting titles and a lot of new series’ novel O.O


7 November

RENEGADES  New book from Marissa Meyer and it’s young adult with superheroes *.* I’m happy, so happy that I can scream like a lil’  fangirl! Really, we need more books like this one. And I want the male character to be a sweet cinnamon roll. I need more gentle guys in books (Renegades #1)

THE SPEAKER ↠ Second book of a really well acclaimed series. And I’ve nothing more to say, because despite the fact that I own the first book… well, I still have to read it  *go into hiding*. But the cover? I love it. Amazing (The Reader #2)

RETRIBUTION RAILS ↠ Another second book with the most rare setting for a young adult: wild west! Like… I cannot really think of any other popular series set in a similar atmosphere? I think that this second novel is kinda free from the plot of the first book. But another eye candy cover (Vengenace Road #2)

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THE NOVEMBER GIRL ↠ This is one of my many moments of “I’m so confused by the blurb”. I’m not sure if it involves some kind of magic, or it’s just being poetic, but I’ve the feel that the story involve half human protagonist and it sounds creepy and bloody. I’m in.

WAR OF THE CARDS  A retelling of the Queen of Hearts or some kind of general Wonderland based world. I didn’t go around reading too much because I already got spoiler by the blurb of this novel. But the covers are amazing and I’m intrigued enough to purchase the first book… when I will have time. (Queen of Hearts #3)

ROSEMARKED ↠  A fantasy novel that is getting a lot of praise but doesn’t interest me at all. I just can’t 😦 But it talks about a healer and a warrior, both with their own agenda but how they will have to fight together to save their people. Plus it looks like it’s full of attentive medical details. (Rosemarked #1)


14 November

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FLASHTIDE ↠ Well, well… another second book of a book I own and that I still have to read. That’s just so great. Why am I like this? Anyway, it’s a sci-fi kind of dystopia series that no one talks about for… I don’t really think that there is a reason. For sure it’s not hyped. (Flashfall #2)

THE CITY OF BRASS ↠ This is the one is the one that makes me scream. Because it looks amazing. Full of magic, folklore, set in Cairo and…. the blurb. Just the blurb. mesmerizing. I cannot really wait. Oh, and dijin ❤ (The Daevaban Trilogy #1)


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Do you like any of these books? What are you excited for? What is the most interesting?

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Book Review, Julia Keller, SciFi, The Dark Intercept

Book Review || The Dark Intercept by Julia Keller

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Hello, dear bookish folks. Yes, I’M ALIVE! But I’m currently using my phone hotspot because I’m still without internet connection at my house 😦  That’s really bothering me, since I left for dead both of my blog for quite time.

I was even obligated to skip to write this review and I’m pretty sure that the date has been archived. It’s the first time that I do not deliver a review in time at Netgalley -.-


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Title: The Dark Intercept
Author: Julia Keller
Publisher: Tor Teen
Series: The Dark Intercept #1
Pages: 320
Rating: ★★

The State controls your emotions. What would you pay to feel free?
In a radiant world of endless summer, the Intercept keeps the peace. Violet Crowley, the sixteen-year-old daughter of New Earth’s Founding Father, has spent her life in comfort and safety. Her days are easy thanks to the Intercept, a crime-prevention device that monitors and provokes emotion. But when her long-time crush, Danny Mayhew, gets into a dangerous altercation on Old Earth, Violet launches a secret investigation to find out what he’s hiding. An investigation that will lead her to question everything she’s ever known about Danny, her father, and the power of the Intercept.


 

Earth is divided in two parts: Old and New Earth. In the last one live Violet Crowley, the main protagonist of the novel. Her whole world move around the Intercept, an incredible machine that it’s able to convey image and emotions into people’s minds with the objective to stop crimes.  And this book was a huge NO.

At the start, I must admit that I was really intrigued. But then… I don’t know. Something happened to the story, to the characters that were good only at the start but couldn’t remain so flat at the end of the story. So, that’s why this books is a no for me: Continue reading “Book Review || The Dark Intercept by Julia Keller”

Book Review, Contemporary, K. Ancrum

Book Review || The Wicker King

Hello, dear readers! This review was going to be published yesterday… but my house internet connection is down. So, today I went to my parents’ office and now I’m using one of their computer. I will try to schedule few posts for the future, since looks like technician are unable to adjust the damage… whatever the damage is.


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Title: The Wicker King
Author: K. Ancrum
Publisher: Imprint
Publication Day: 31 October
Pages: 320
Rating: ★★★

The Wicker King is a psychological young adult thriller that follows two friends struggling as one spirals into madness.
When August learns that his best friend, Jack, shows signs of degenerative hallucinatory disorder, he is determined to help Jack cope. Jack’s vivid and long-term visions take the form of an elaborate fantasy world layered over our own—a world ruled by the Wicker King. As Jack leads them on a quest to fulfill a dark prophecy in this alternate world, even August begins to question what is real or not.
August and Jack struggle to keep afloat as they teeter between fantasy and their own emotions. In the end, each must choose his own truth.


 

Young adult novel, firs novel of K. Ancrum, The Wicker King got my attention  on Netgalley thanks to the blurb and the dashing cover. But my expectations and while-reading feelings were crushed.

I read there and there that this might have been a thriller, some kind of mystery young adult with mental illness. But  I prefer to define it a normal contemporary, even if bit strange. First of all, it’s because of the book itself. Its structure is strange and particular, with medical and police files, really short chapters that flew page after page. This way of organizing a book is particular, a bit “not so amazing” at the start, but I arrived in no time at the end of the novel. So, it was pleasant to read but at the same time I felt like I didn’t read that much. But the book is actually quite big. Continue reading “Book Review || The Wicker King”

Of Books

Asexual Awareness Week || Asexual Characters in Books

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Hello, bookish folks! Today is the day 🙂 So, the great first news is: I’m asexual. Second great news: today is the first day of the Asexual Awareness Week. AND YOU’RE ALL WELCOME.

If you noticed my little bio on the sidebar, you should have read the little ace between a word and another. It’s not like I’m in the closet… but I’m. Kind off. Some of my friends know. Some fellow italian bloggers know – and will know reading the post I made on the italian blog – and now you know. My parents don’t know and will never know. Not that I care so much about that.

Anyway, here is my coming out to you. Honestly… is strange that I’m relaxed to say that to you instead of IRL people? Probably yes, but also that says a lot about how people aren’t open at all. So:

 

Why a whale? That’s one of my no sense quirks.


Today, I decided to wrote a list – what a big listof ONLY FIVE BOOKS – with novels that have an asexual major character or a co-protagonist, as much a secondary characters. But the important is: they’re part of the ace spectrum!

On my italian blog I wrote a super ass-long post with a general presentation of asexuality, but  I decided to don’t do the same here, mostly because non-italian bookworms are much more educated and open then my fellow country readers. I hope that it wasn’t a wrong decision and so here are five books that I know.  Continue reading “Asexual Awareness Week || Asexual Characters in Books”

Of Books

Of Books || I want to read about…

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Hello, bookish folks! How is everyone doing? While are you reading this post, I’m probably still working on a modeling test and I’m fine.  The anxiety is high. I know that is the first test and is more or less like a try to see how much me – and the rest of the class – is capable of do. Yet I feel super stressed. Which is bad. I really don’t need to panic… because I know that I’m going to make a mess. I’m trying to repeat to myself that I’m learning.

And this is how I change the subject from bookish to fashion subjects 😂 So, about what I wrote in this post: it a random list of things that I need to see more in books. I really really need something amazing like my incredibly and plain in reality ideas.


HUMANS EATER FAIRES

Really. I want little tiny fairies with razor-sharp teeth that can eat humans. And they like eating them. I want them so bad. Like, have you ever seen the Hellboy film The Golden Army? Well, I’m talking about that kind of fairy. Which are also tooth fairies, eating humans bones and teeth because of calcium. LOVELY.


ANTHROPOMORPHIC PROTAGONISTS

 

This a strange quirk that I’ve. I know, I know. It can easily become a super trashy furry porn novel – thank you Tumblr and users who add random tags to show porn pics everywhere. I’m scarred for life. But do you know Magic: The Gathering? Well, is fantasy card game that I used to love. And never played. I was just a nerdy girl with no friends so I collected cards. Anyway, is full of anthropomorphic species: snake like humanoid, bird like, fox like… OMG I’M SO HAPPY. I need to read more about them. A lot more.


Continue reading “Of Books || I want to read about…”