Book Review, Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Cycle, Uncategorized

Book Review || Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

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Hello, hello bookworm! I started again my academy – SEND HELP I DON’T WANT TO BE THERE I JUST WANNA CHILL, READ AND WRITE – and everything is going okay. Pretend that is going okay. Anyway, today I’m here with a review for you and for all Stiefvater fans


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Title: Blue Lily, Lily Blue
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Cycle #3
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages: 391
Rating: ★★★★

The third installment in the all-new series from the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater!
Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.
The trick with found things, though, is how easily they can be lost.
Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.


I suppose that a major charm of Stiefvater’s stories is that in the end you have only understood half of the novel. Or you’re missing some kind of details. Because that’s how I always feel at the end of Raven Cycle’s books. Blue Lily, Lily Blue is full of this confusing magic and tha the same time is one of my favorite novel of the series.

So, as always, the author use the particulars of “strange and bizarre”, making thing up, complicating the events, and yet at the same time it focus so much on the characters that I had the constant feel, especially at the end, that something was missing.  Continue reading “Book Review || Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater”

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Beatiful Books 2017 || Introduce Your NaNoWriMo Novel

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Here we are! I’m doing it. For real. But do I really thing that I will be able to really win my NaNo. No. And you know why? Because I’m starting my second year of fashion academy and is hard. Coffee to me. Peace and love in my heart too. And not looking at my shitty draft too. Will I succeed? Eh….


WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL BOOKS?

Is a beautiful idea created by Paper Fury and Sky  as a special side of Beautiful People, focusing onto the even of NaNoWriMo. It consists on 10 questions about our WIPS


What inspired the idea of your novel and how long have you had the idea?

First of all: I’m going to write a secondo book of a series. I’m currently slowly re-reading the first one and editing the last stuff. Anyway, I had this idea… ages ago? The orignal book started as a sort of fan fiction, became a urban fantasy with parallel fantasy dimension, a dystopia with a fantasy, and now is fully fantasy.

Anyway, I was inspired in generale by many things that I hate and some message that I really need to communicate to the world. I thought that it was a great idea to use a book, so people could read and make their own mind. Continue reading “Beatiful Books 2017 || Introduce Your NaNoWriMo Novel”

From Librarie to Readers

From libraries to readers || October 2017

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Dear, bookish folks! Is that time of the month, when your Camilla suggest you new books to add to your tbr. To kill your tbr, in reality. And your wallet too. I mean, that’s an amazing thing. It kills us and heals us at the same time, am I right? There’s something thrilling about that, eh?


OCTOBER 3

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↠ Before the Devil Breaks You || Honestly? I know nothing about this series with the exception: this is the penultimate book. Full of occult stuff, with thousand cover change, this is the cover final version. (The Diviners #3)

↠ The Tiger’s Daughter || Read and reviewed. I think that I might have given it a low rating – find the review here – but it has some representation problem and it’s really slow. But is a really promising series  (Their Bright Ascendency #1)

↠ The Last Namsara || Dragon hunters and slayers, political affairs and looooovvveee. At the start I wasn’t so interested about it but.. .thanks the hype. (Iskari #1)

 


OCTOBER 10

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↠ All The Crooked Saints || Do I really have to explain myself? In bad or good, no, I shouldn’t.

↠ Forest of a Thousand Lanters || Retelling of the Evil Queen but with an asian set. I still have to get if the protagonist is an  anti-hero or soon-to-be-villain, but there’s gore, blood and eaten hearts. FINE. (Rise of the Empress #1)

↠ Into The Bright Unknown || Last book of trilogy set in America (I think so) during the gold rush. Basically a unique concept, since I never found any other book. (The Gold Seer Trilogy #3)

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↠ Dare Mighty Things  || Sci-fi with an indo american protagonist, looks like she works at Nasa and might win a place on a special misson. The summary: space and competition. I WANT IT. NOW.

↠ The Stone in the Skull  || I didn’t understand. For real, the blurb isn’t so good. But I get that is about a kind of robot and a bodyguard, and their mission and their friendship and fantasy stuff (Lotus War #1)


OCTOBER 17

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↠ The Innonce Treatment || Speculative fiction and sci-fi about the treatment of a girl, for erasing her excessive innocence. Everything is narrated with files and medical scripts. Sounds really interesting.


OCTOBER 14

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↠ The Glass Spare || A reign, a princesses who got attacked, big powers, wars and tragedy, but the cover is really beautiful and maybe is a great surprise. This is one of those books that I’m going to read when I’ve time. (The Glass Spare #1)


OCTOBER 31

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↠ Beast Made of Night ||  Fantasy inspired by Nigerian folklore! Another unique premise. Is one of the books that I’m waiting with major happiness.

↠ The Empress || I still have to The Diabolic, so I cannot really express myself about this one, bu if you loved the series… here’s the second book  (The Diabolic  #1)

↠ The Wicker King ||  I read this one too and I wasn’t so impressed but many people did, so I’m adding this one too. Maybe you will like it.


img_1593These are the books that I’m interested for the month of October. Do we have something in common? What do you prefer? Which interest you the less?

 

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Monthlt TBR || October or I’m missing many books

October is here and my tbr is ready. Or maybe no, because is probable that I’m not going to manage it well and failing miserably. That’s my positivity. But anyway, I’ve one ARC to read and few others books that I still have to purchase… because I’m lazy even for buying books.

I’m sorry for the bad quality of the image, but for reasons my phone doens’t want to send pictures to the mail and I had to use Messenger… which ruined the quality -.-

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First of all: the books that I still have to purchase. I’m talking about Ruin and Rising and One Dark Throne. The first I think that I’m gonna order on Book Depository, since I’ve the first two book in the old edition and my country’s Amazon is only selling the new versione. For the other I will see if Amazon is going to sell it or I’ve to wait more.

Talking about ARCs, if I don’t get approved for more, I’m reading The Dark Intercept. Is one of my current read and so far is quite good, even if the protagonist is quite privileged and never check herself.

For physical books I’ve three. One is a “I’m gonna read you if I’ve time” and I’m talking about Panic. The other is a buddy read that I’m doing right now and that’s A Court of Mist and Fury.

The last one has raised a lot of discussion – please, don’t assume the title. Just don’t – and since some bloggers have recieved threats and insults… My life is already complicated and I’ve to deal with my own problems then people who behave like this.


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What are you going to read this month? Do we have books in common? There are books that you’re afraid to read? And what are you currently reading?

Book Review, Monsters of Verity, Urban Fantasy, Victoria Schwab

Book Review || Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

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October is here, bookish folks! Can I be in shock? Yes, I think yes. From this post on the blog will be entering a new phase of schedule… that I will try to keep up and organize at my best. Anyway, here the first post of this new glorious era of my blog *the blog spirit laughs in the distance*


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Title: Our Dark Duet
Author: Victoria Schwab
Series: Monsters of Verity #2
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages: 510
Rating: ★★★

THE WORLD IS BREAKING. AND SO ARE THEY.
KATE HARKER isn’t afraid of monsters. She hunts them. And she’s good at it.
AUGUST FLYNN once yearned to be human. He has a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.
THE WAR HAS BEGUN.
THE MONSTERS ARE WINNING.
Kate will have to return to Verity. August will have to let her back in. And a new monster is waiting—one that feeds on chaos and brings out its victims’ inner demons.
Which will be harder to conquer: the monsters they face, or the monsters within?


Our Dark Duet starts few times after This Savage Song, showing a world quite different from the one that the readers left, mostly because is burning in pure chaos. Where Kate is hiding from herself and her fear in another city, still battling monsters, August is doing the same but in Verity.

The whole novel is balanced between Kate and August, their own interior struggles and how the events of This Savage Song now influence their way to act.

Starting from the place where Our Dark Duet takes place, I’ve not so much to say. I’ve never been a city or urban setting lover, so the city of Verity left me quite unimpressed. Yet, it’s a perfect scenery for what happened in the book because I could feel the total misery that ran trought the streets.
My most delicate part screamed a lot looking how the men and women in this novel didn’t fought against the bad of the city on a moral level. They were all like: I do as ordered. Just no. Sorry, I cannot take this one, neither I cannot take the way how it was mildly unchallenged. August show moral fights inside himself but no one ever tried to say: maybe we’re losing focus.
Continue reading “Book Review || Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab”