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Monthly Wrap-Up | March 2016

HEY EVERYONE!

It’s that time of the month again! What a month for books! Well, isn’t every month a great month for books? BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS! 😀 Here’s our march edition filled with all our previous posts, our book and comic haul as well as our books and cinema discoveries. Hope you check out anything you’ve missed and are interested in, and don’t forget to share your thoughts with us! It’s hard to read minds after all! 😉

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BOOK REVIEWS

– 03/03/16 – Room by Emma Donoghue

– 04/03/16 – The Young Elites by Marie Lu

– 05/03/16 – Creation (Chronicles of Ara #1) by Joel Eisenberg and Stephen Hillard

– 07/03/16- The Night Circus Read-Along Post

– 12/03/16 – These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas

– 13/03/16 – The Wrath and The Dawn by Renée Ahdieh Continue reading

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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

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“What’s it going to be then, eh?”

— Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

     This is hands-down one of my favorite reads of 2016. It blows my mind how much it’s innovative, thought-provoking and dreadfully disturbing. It blends good and evil as if they weren’t water and oil. It succeeds in delivering a criminal-ridden dystopia while exposing the very essence of morality. It contemplates a fascinating take on freedom while drenched in a dark, sinister and hopeless world. Insanely lyrical and compelling, A Clockwork Orange brings us the cruelly painful and vomit-inducing adventure of 15 year-old Alex. Accustomed to theft, murder and ultra-violence, our young protagonist is also familiar with a nad-sat language. This vocabulary that mastermind Anthony Burgess has created for his very novel doesn’t only provide a beautiful and singular experience for readers, but succeeds in creating a fun and insightful look at Alex’s character and his peculiar thoughts. Absolutely enigmatic, the novel doesn’t easy up on the disconcerting scenes or the bizarre language. But oddly enough, every single moment and word grows on you and makes this classic unforgettable. Continue reading

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Going to YALLWEST The Book Festival

Hello lovelies 😀 

We are here with another bookish post and it’s all about YALLWEST Festival! 🙂

So.. you must be wondering: What is it? Why am I reading this?

Well, it’s a book convention, one of the biggest convention ever and it will be receiving authors like Rainbow Rowell, Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu, Ransom Riggs, etc. Click here for the full list of authors! Some cool booktubers will be attending too like  Polandbananas Jessethereader.  Continue reading

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Red Queen Read-Along

First off, the Red Queen readalong was held on the second week of March and was mostly via Instagram with these lovely ladies (they all have amazing instagrams accounts btw so you should all follow them).

THE BUDDIES FOR RED QUEEN READALONG

Elena @ The Queen Reads : Blog / Instagram / Twitter

Other instagrammers: @booksandbookshelfs@dannii.elle.reads

Our instagram: @bookidote

GLASS OF SWORD READALONG– will publish the post soon 😀 

THE CASTING FOR RED QUEEN

So me and the girls have come up with some pretty cool actors and actresses for Red Queen, because we all know.. THERE WILL BE A MOVIE YAS.  Continue reading

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The Feather and the Moon Well by Shean Pao

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“Freedom brings responsibility. Once you decide, understand that those decisions affect others. Turn down this path, or that one. Make the wrong choice and you may kill a man or lose a kingdom.”

— Shean Pao, The Feather and the Moon Well

   It is with no shame that I’ve read this book without much Irish mythology knowledge helping me out. I believe it is a rare source material in literature nowadays, and I’m happy to be able to plunge into Shean Pao’s creation without being overwhelmed by it. Leave it to none other than Shean Pao to deliver a novel with intricately infused references to Irish mythology. Written with a divine pen skill, The Feather and the Moon Well is a tale that marvelously draws upon a unique and brilliant magic system to put forth the story of Anarra, the Willow Woman. Bound to her magical tower, she grants wishes or curses upon receiving a gift from strangers. But the day has come that Rash’na’kul, the lord of the sixth hell, sends his lesser-demon Barbarus to bribe the sorceress into creating an object that holds great power. Gazing into her Moon Well, she however realizes that the future reveals that her freedom will be imminent, only at the cost of something dark and destructive for the rest of the world. When confronted to life-changing decisions, what will these characters peruse upon? What will be the fate of humanity? Continue reading

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Playlist Shuffle Tag

Hi my lovelies  😀

Trang here! Big thank you to Jonas @ Other Things and Astra @ A stranger’s Guide Novel to tag us for Playlist Shuffle Tag. I think the name says it all LOL

I’m a big music addict that’s why I am really happy to do this post hih and I’d love all of you to do it too! I want to discover some new music 😀 If you want to do it just let me know and I’ll put you in my nominees!!

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Jesse@ BooksAtDawn Yarravy @ Hireathforthepages Amy @BookEnthralPoulami @ DayDreamingBooksNazaheth @ReadDiverseBooks – Jenna @ FictionalNeverLand Continue reading

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Superman/Batman (Volume 1) – Public Enemies by Jeph Loeb

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“In times of war, circumstances dictate action.”

— Jeph Loeb, Superman/Batman (Volume 1) Public Enemies

    The world’s oldest question: Superman or Batman? Now, what if it isn’t always a “or”? The two titans haven’t always been either side of the fence. Although their sense of justice and their means vary grandly thanks to differences in their childhoods, there are various similarities that bring these two together more often than not. Legendary Jeph Loeb brings forth one of the many popular series that stars the “World’s Finest” duo as they tackle the danger that lies within their reach. With Gods roaming Gotham and Metropolis, it is only fair to find non-believers among the crowd. Superman/Batman (Volume 1): Public Enemies reunites the two biggest members of the Justice League in a story of survival. Continue reading

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How Illuminae became my favourite book

MY RATING: ★★★..

IS IT LEGAL TO GIVE A BOOK MORE THAN 5 STARS? BECAUSE THIS BOOK

Deserves every star in the galaxy laid out at your feet and a thousand diamonds in your hair. You deserve someone who’ll run with you as far and as fast as you want to. Holding your hand, not holding you back.” 

amazingSee what I did there?..using quotes to rate the book. You are going to see a lot of that in this review! 🙂 Continue reading

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Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes

MY RATING: ★★

The blurb from Goodreads: As Princess of Wonderland Palace and the future Queen of Hearts, Dinah’s days are an endless monotony of tea, tarts, and a stream of vicious humiliations at the hands of her father, the King of Hearts… 

GUYS, THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING ! I’ve had so much fun while reading this. Dinah is not your typical heroin. There’s some darkness in her blood because she was raised by a fearful and dominant father. So difficult that he has no shame in completely ignoring and threatening her. Dinah is such a complex character, having at her side a not decent father-daughter relationship and her little brother, who becomes mad after their mother’s death. She has no one to turn to except her childhood best friend, Wardley. She discovers there are tenebrous secrets (IT IS REAL DARK MY FRIENDS, ALRIGHT) behind this castle’s walls and as the future Queen of Wonderland, she will do anything to find all the dirts that are infecting her kingdom. Continue reading