April Wrap-up and May TBR

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Hey guys!!

I can’t believe we already ended April! It’s passing so fast! Did you guys have a good month? What have you been reading?

This month I had quite a bit to do. I had some tests, a lot to study and I ended up changing my month a bit. I’ve been reading quite a bit of fantasy and some heavy books, so I decided that for this month and especially the next, I will try to make it a bit lighter.

I’ve read only 10 books, 3 of them being very tiny… But I did start 2 others so… Hopefully, next month will be better since I end my test at the beginning of the month!

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The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

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The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Series: N/A
Publisher: Penguin
First published 1967
Genres: Ya, Classics
Pages: 216
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

The Outsiders is an outstanding story of teenage rebellion, written when the author was only 17 years old. It is one of The Originals from Penguin – iconic, outspoken, first.

Youngsters in a small Oklahoma town have split into two gangs, divided by money, tastes and attitude. The Socs’ idea of having a good time is beating up Greasers like Ponyboy Curtis. Ponyboy knows what to expect and knows he can count on his brothers and friends – until the night someone takes things too far.

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Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

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Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Series: The Infernal Devices
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
First published 2010
Genres: Ya, Fantasy, Paranormal, Steampunk
Pages: 479
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still.

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa’s power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm’s length…everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world…and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

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TTT: Frequently Used Words In YA Titles

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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:

Frequently Used Words In YA Titles

This topic seems like quite a lot of fun.

I will give the example of 6 popular words in YA and as many books as I could find with it, without belonging to the same series (since many start with the same word). In the end, I will also put some other words I found, but without examples.

What is the word you found most common in YA titles?

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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Series: Strange the Dreamer #1
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Published March 28th, 2017
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 536
Format: Hardback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon 

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

Welcome to Weep.

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Series: Ready Player One #1
Publisher: Broadway Books
First published August 16th, 2011
Genres: YA, Sci-fi, Dystopia
Pages: 374
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon 

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.

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TTT: Freebie – Bookshelf Appreciation​

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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:

Freebie – create your own topic – Bookshelf Appreciation

So, I decided to share my bookshelves today. I love seeing bookshelf tours on Youtube but in bookish blogs, it’s a bit more rare to see them. And that’s why I decided to make that my topic. Also, sorry for some photos, the day was terribly crappy and so, I had to use artificial light which didn’t help at all.

What do you think of my bookshelves? How do you organize yours?

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I Hate Fairyland: Book 1 by Akemi Dawn Bowman

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I Hate Fairyland: Book 1 by Skottie Young
Series: I Hate Fairyland
Publisher: Image Comics
Published December 12th, 2017
Genres: Graphic Novel, Fantasy
Pages: 296
Format: Hardback
Buy: Book DepositoryAmazon

From SKOTTIE YOUNG, New york Times Best Selling, Eisner Award winning cartoonist of the Wizard of OZ graphic Novels, Rocket Raccoon, and Fortunately, The Milk comes a satirical fairytale adventure that smashes it’s cute little face against hilariously violent comedy that’s definitely NOT bedtime story material for the kiddies. (unless your parents are super cool and don’t screen your entertainment, then… whatever.)

In this oversized DELUXE HARDCOVER, join Gert (a grown woman in a six-year old girl’s body, who has been stuck in a the magical world of Fairyland for over thirty years) on a maddening quest to return home. It’s just her, a fly named Larry, a giant blood-soaked battle-axe and and endless amount of cute and cuddly Fairylanders standing in her way.

Collects issues 1-10, along with EXCLUSIVE EXTRAS!

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Perfect World, Vol.1 by Rie Aruga

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Perfect World, Vol.1 by Rie Aruga

Series: Perfect World #1

Publisher: Kodansha Comics

Published March 20th, 2018

Genres: Manga, Realistic Fiction, Romance

Pages: 173

Format: ARC

Buy: Amazon

*Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*

Perfect World is Rie Aruga’s touching drama about the romance that develops between an abled interior designer and her first love, whom she reencounters one day only to find he is wheelchair-bound.

26-year-old Tsugumi Kawana reunites with her first crush from high school, Itsuki Ayukawa, at a get-together between an architecture firm and the interior design company she works at. He sends her heart aflutter, until she realizes he’s now disabled, and in a wheelchair. At first she feels she couldn’t date a guy in a wheelchair, but then her feelings begin to change …

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TTT: Books I Loved but Will Never Re-Read

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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 I Loved but Will Never Re-Read

This topic was submitted by Brandyn @ Goingforgoldilocks.

This is quite a difficult question… If I loved the book I would probably re-read it if I had time for it. If I just liked it – well, that would be a different thing… But I will do a Top 10 books of around 4-5 stars, that wouldn’t be in my priorities to re-read for different reasons.

What are some books you loved but wouldn’t re-read? Why? 

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