Siblinghood of the World Bloggers Awards #2

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           It’s been a really long time since we were nominated for this award. I believe those will be the first words to every subsequent gifts from our fellow bloggers until, some day, when we’ll find hidden supernatural powers to get us up to date with all these awards. Nevertheless, we’re absolutely thankful and honored for every mention and love you all for thinking of us when searching thoroughly for nominees! ❤

          For every award, every single one of you deserves lots of hugs and a huge cake filled with love! Today, we’re going to let loose a wild bull that’s been fighting restlessly to leave his cell for a while. Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award #2 by Sumaya. Thank you so much for tagging us! If you guys have never heard of her blog, you should definitely check it out. Another fantastic book blog to follow ! Her blog are just that enjoyable! 😀 Without further ado, here are the famous rules, our answers and more questions for our own nominees! 😉 Continue reading

Pages in the Wind by Sally Saylor De Smet

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“I poked my skin, trying to recover the sensations in my face. I felt like a refugee, looking for a sanctuary. But jail was not a sanctuary. Jail gave the world a sanctuary from me.”

— Sally Saylor De Smet, Pages in the Wind

          Emily Quinn is a young adult serving time for a crime she does not remember. Knowing it was her own father that met Death doesn’t help her reconstruct the puzzle that her life was though. Pages in the Wind is a riveting psychological thriller of a girl plunged in secrets since the first tragic incident in her childhood. While facing the inevitable life-sentence in a prison cell, she’s appointed to a psychiatrist with whom she’s to carry out a 10 session hypnosis therapy. It is through his help that she is soon to uncover the deep dark secrets that has been haunting her. Sally Saylor De Smet puts forth a captivating tale that is bound to get you emotionally engaged throughout the story. Continue reading

Peter Pan by J.M Barrie

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My rating : ★★★★☆

“So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan: Fairy Tales

          After seeing millions of adaptations and hearing about the tale, I finally picked up the book and read it. And I’m telling you, it is sooo worth it. I’m not going to talk about the blurb here since I assume that pretty much everybody knows the story of Peter Pan, but for those of you who don’t it’s about a boy who didn’t want to grow up 😉 I love the book, but somehow, knowing a lot about the story already kind of ruined the reading experience for me. Luckily, there are still details and facts that I didn’t know about and was surprised by them! Otherwise, it was such a fun read. How I wish to see Neverland at least once in my life (and return to my life after that of course LOL) ! Continue reading

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

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“Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.”

— Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

          It doesn’t come as a surprise that I’ve laid hands on this beautiful piece of fine and exquisite literature in my days of reading. The story itself has known its fair share of television adaptations and its core essence has been used to illuminate various characters and their personas. It wasn’t hard for me to contemplate the idea of exploring the source material and ponder its impact in the writing sphere. After all, who, in their right minds, wouldn’t dare to indulge in one of Robert Louis Stevenson’s finely crafted tales of a man and his inner monster? The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde unravels the story of the great doctor and his long sought potion; one that unleashes a self that you and I might not want to shake hands with. Continue reading

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Volume 1) by Alan Moore

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“If I work with the British, it is because I no longer feel even Indian. The sea, now is my only nation.”

— Alan Moore, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Volume 1)

          It’s been a while we haven’t heard from our good friend Alan Moore, huh? This time around, author of The Killing Joke, Watchmen, V for Vendetta and many more has a relatively short comic series for us. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, that is. With the help of artist Kevin O’Neill, Alan Moore reunites some famous literature characters to put them on a journey to save the world. Set in 1898, right in the middle of the Victorian Era, Mina Murray is given the task to recruit members for a menagerie for Campion Bond. This new group of British Intelligence, MI5, will then find themselves using their unique talents to protect the Empire from a supervillain that we all dread. Continue reading

The Sisters of Versailles by Sally Christie

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“Goodness, but sisters are a thing to fear.”

— Sally Christie, The Sisters of Versailles

          Siblings can be tough sometimes. Who am I kidding? ALL THE TIME. LOL. Sisters of Versailles dressed a beautiful portrait of five sisters who will have to fight for a place in the court of Versailles. Temptation, cheating, gossip, backstabbing, pretentious dialogues, lies, you will find it all in this book. I think one of the biggest forte of this book, is Sally Christie’s writing.  The Versailles descriptions are simply beautiful, great vocabulary and a great style with grace. I can feel that she put a lot of research and work in order to write this book. The historical facts are well-put, subtle and help lift up the story to a more interesting level. It makes a great historical fiction.  On a more personal note,  I have always loved that period in time, with glorious dresses, cute bows, fancy places where ball happens and cupcakes all day, everyday (Marie-Antoinette vibe). So reading about it is even more captivating and intriguing. Continue reading

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

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“that is the secret of happiness and virtue – liking what you’ve got to do. All conditioning aims at that: making people like their unescapable social destiny.”

— Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

          Have you ever imagined that even the most perfect utopia imaginable couldn’t bring the happiness you truly desire? Aldous Huxley has. And Brave New World is a novel that explores a futuristic world were science takes over, pleasure is superficial and happiness is explored like never before. The book follows the story of Bernard Marx as he questions his knowledge of love and seeks the happiness in forms that are completely denounced. His search for freedom from a utopia gone wrong leads him to a Savage Reservation camp where things are about to unravel in the World Controller’s society.
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Energy Dependence Day by Christian F. Burton

My Rating : ★★★★☆

Blurb: Energy Dependence Day weaves a tale through the political, social, and religious differences of the United States and Saudi Arabia, experienced through the lives of two men, both orphaned as children. One has lived his life in terrorist training camps while the other entered the military and then law enforcement. Each is loyal to the world in which he was saved, moving them on a collision course that will affect the future of the world.

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Sevara (Volume 1) – Dawn of Hope by Damian Wampler

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iladis manus tu, iladim manus ti,
“What does it mean?
“You will be remembered, for I will remember
you.”

— Damian Wampler, Sevara (Volume 1) – Dawn of Hope

          The premises behind the world of Sevara is bound to send chills down any free man. Girls are unwanted at birth. They’re sent to orphanages, only to be bought one day or the other by men to mold them into hard-working slaves. Society is controlled by the rich and the poor suffer in the perimeter. Corruption flirts with politics like never before and Evil has never had an uglier face. Sevara tells the story of a young girl who reaches the age of 15 and is sent away from her orphanage to roam the streets of Plexus, blindly and without resources. However, she only has a token to guide her journey in finding her roots. Her adventures brings her to set forth a revolution to bring peace, equality and freedom for all the girls, the poor and the unwanted. As she takes upon the future of Plexus, she also crosses paths with a couple guardians who will soon set Sevara on a road to a life she would never have imagined. Continue reading

The Emoji Book Tag

Hello lovelies <3,

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Don’t fret. This is a real short post. We were tagged by Giovanna way, way back then. Thank you so much for thinking of us back then, check out her blog if that wasn’t already done.

Thought it was time to make this go public and show the world what The Emoji Book Tag is all about ! 😀

Rules: Relate your FOUR-FIVE most used or latest-used EMOJIs with your read books

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