The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

25052018-IMG_7938.jpg

9781407134611

 

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Cycle #1
Publisher: Scholastic
First published September 18th, 2012
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal
Pages: 419
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

Even if Blue hadn’t been told her true love would die if she kissed him, she would stay away from boys. Especially the ones from the local private school. Known as Raven Boys, they only mean trouble.

But this is the year that everything will change for Blue.

This is the year that she will be drawn into the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys. And the year Blue will discover that magic does exist.

This is the year she will fall in love.

Read More »

Advertisements

TTT: Books to Read By the Pool/At the Beach

Captura de ecrã 2018-02-06, às 11.19.18

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 out of a love of lists. It recently changed to That Artsy Reader Girl and that’s where you can find the topics for each Tuesday.

This week’s topic is:

Books to Read By the Pool/At the Beach (This can also serve as your summer TBR)

Normally the type of books I read by the pool/at the beach tend to be easy reads. Generally, they are either tiny books, contemporary books, graphic novels/manga or in the rare occasion, poetry. But to be honest, nowadays I go more towards audiobooks when I read at the beach.

I will talk about some books I think are good to read outside during the summer (pool/beach). Some I’ve read, some I’ll be reading this summer.

Do you read by the pool/at the beach? What type of books?

Read More »

Dracula by Bram Stoker

17052018-IMG_7901
28332985

Dracula by Bram Stoker
Series: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Classics
First published in 1897
Genres: Classic, Gothic Horror, Fantasy
Pages: 439
Format: Hardback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula with the purchase of a London house, he makes a series of horrific discoveries about his client. Soon afterwards, various bizarre incidents unfold in England: an apparently unmanned ship is wrecked off the coast of Whitby; a young woman discovers strange puncture marks on her neck; and the inmate of a lunatic asylum raves about the ‘Master’ and his imminent arrival. In Dracula, Bram Stoker created one of the great masterpieces of the horror genre, brilliantly evoking a nightmare world of vampires and vampire hunters and also illuminating the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire.

Read More »

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

21052018-IMG_7930.jpg

24885507

 

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
Series: The Infernal Devices #2
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
First published December 6th, 2011
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Steampunk
Pages: 560
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street—and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa’s powers for his own dark ends.

With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister’s war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move—and that one of their own has betrayed them.

Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, but her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will—the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she was born to do?

As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart.

Read More »

TTT: Books That Awaken the Travel Bug In Me

Captura de ecrã 2018-02-06, às 11.19.18

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 out of a love of lists. It recently changed to That Artsy Reader Girl and that’s where you can find the topics for each Tuesday.

This week’s topic is:

Books That Awaken the Travel Bug In Me

 

This is an awesome topic! I missed last weeks topic because DNF books are just not my thing, and I wouldn’t have much to talk about. Plus, I had another post I wanted to put on my blog that day so… Yeah, that happened. But this topic, and in general, topics like this, I’m a fan of and I definitely want to share my book experiences with you guys!

There’s many I would love to talk about and for sure many I must be forgetting, but I will focus on 10 books. I have a mix of historical fiction books, contemporary books, fantasy and even classics. They are mostly set in different countries and I would love to see if you guys have read any of these books or are interested in any of the countries I mentioned!

Which books awaken the travel bug in you? To which countries?

Read More »

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

01062018-IMG_7962.jpg

31180248

 

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
Series: Creekwood #2
Publisher: Penguin
First published April 24th, 2018
Genres: YA, Contemporary
Pages: 339
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

Leah Burke – girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda – takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst.

When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat – but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the only child of a young, single mum, and her life is decidedly less privileged. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends – not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.

So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting-especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.

Read More »