The Candy Book TAG

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Hey guys!! I love tags, I think they are extremely fun and they add something more to my blog that has mainly reviews, but I haven’t had much time to get to them… I’m trying tho! I’m doing a mix of older and newer ones these next months and so this will be my first of the list! Especially because I recently got some candy and I had to use them for the header of this TAG! I’m so happy! 😍 I will stop rambling now…

So, I was kindly tagged by Nadwa @Painfullyfictional and the twins Tanya and Shanya @Twinbookmarks, so thank you so much for tagging me girls, and sorry it took me so long!! >.< Make sure you check out their amazing blogs and also their answers to this tag respectively here and here!Read More »

The Totally Should Have Book Tag

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I was tagged some time ago by Azia from The Uncharted Word to do The Totally Should Have Book Tag. Sorry, it took me so long, but it’s finally here!

If you haven’t done it yet, go check out her blog and her answers to the Tag here! She has an amazing blog, full of reviews, tags and even some pretty cool short stories!

Also, before I forget, it’s officially spring time! YEY I was so done with cold weather… Hope you guys have a wonderful spring!

And let’s get started.

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Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

 

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Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Series: Divergent #3

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Science Fiction

Pages: 526

Format: Paperback

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered – fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningliess. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend to complexities of human nature – and of herself – while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

Told from a riveting dual perspective, ALLEGIANT, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the DIVERGENT series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in DIVERGENT and INSURGENT.

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Let me start by saying that I read the Portuguese version of this book because when I started the series I bought in PT and wanted to continue that way for the books to match. 😛

So, I was totally not liking the beginning of the book, I took me more than it should have to read it, I couldn’t make myself read it faster, it just didn’t make me so connected to it like the others did and believe me when I say that because Divergent (and Insurgent) are among my favorite books and it totally is (yes, it still is) one of my favorite series.

I don’t know why, but I certainly wasn’t a fan of the beginning or a lot of parts in the book, but I really loved other parts so… that’s why I am giving 3 starts to it…

The writing in Allegiant is still very amazing although I found a large chunk in the middle to be really slow and difficult to get through. I did NOT like the dual POV – their voices weren’t different enough for me not to get utterly confused from chapter to chapter; I still liked the characters, though Tris just could not stop pissing me off. (no shame in saying that I have a love/hate relationship with this one). I really liked the new world also.

I felt that the story itself was really nice but too stretched, I don’t really care for the end that everyone seems to dislike, I actually liked it, it was a big step for a ya book!
So the ending was actually the one thing that I approved of in this book. In a way, which I will explain soon. Some things were interesting to read about. I wasn’t bored. But I wasn’t very interested in it either. Not a nice feeling.

 

!WARNING: SPOILERS ahead!!

 


I adored Tobias in this book. He just gets better for each book. But I also feel miserable for him. Is anyone ever going to care for him? To love him, and to think of him first? …
Tobias deserved more. Which he did not get, like always. And that breaks my heart. He is not made of stone, can’t they see that, he also has feelings! …But even so, I adored reading about him and he will always be one of my favorite characters.

Then there is Tris. My god, I could not stand her in this book (I was already not that much of a big fan of her but I liked her still). I did not approve her choices. She doesn’t talk enough with Tobias. She does not seem to trust him. She does not comfort him at all. And she has done so many mistakes, is she the only one who can do that? After how much she hurt him, and he survived that, shouldn’t she already know him better, know herself better? She is a person that cares a lot about others okay, but I don’t think she cares enough about him. She acts like a hero but in the daily basis she is so arghhh….

There is just so many things in this book that I disliked. We get to know why there are factions, why they live alone. It was interesting, but not exciting, it just felt a bit flat. And not enough to know the characters, you know the world but a lot of the characters should have appeared more…

One of the worst things about this for me was that Marcus was not punished not even a bit  for all the wrong things he did. He didn’t even get shot or tortured or anything. I am so Not happy about it.

Like always, Tris had to put her life in risk and not think about the ones that lover her… Everything for the bigger cause yeah yeah, but still… She didn’t care a bit about the ones that actually cared about her. Is that a hero?
So in a way I’m happy she died. It made my heart break for Tobias, because he deserves more than anybody to be happy. So I am oh so happy that Tobias didn’t die. That would have just been.. unforgivable.

Anyway after all she passed she died why to easily… But anyway. Tobias was the bright point in this book. His point of view was the very best of it all.

Anyway I did like this book but it’s totally not even near the other ones. But Tobias! ❤

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What’s your favorite book?

Which one did you like better, movie or book?

August Wrap-up And September TBR

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Hey guys!! This month I finally got time for more reading! I read 6 books. Actually I read 4 books and re-read other 2. I could have done better but one ALMOST put me in a reading slump >.< But I passed it and I had the best time reading some others!

Also, since I bought two that I long wanted to read this month I kinda changed my last month TBR that will actually move almost all to September!

I realized that I can’t end my summer reading list in the summer but almost!! So it Looks like this now:

  1. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  2. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
  3. Isla and the Happily Ever After  by Stephanie Perkins 
  4. Cress by Marissa Meyer  
  5. Winter by Marissa Meyer  
  6. The Storm by Virginia Bergin 
  7. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  8. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
  9. Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
  10. The One by Kiera Cass 

I am missing one book to read that I will do in September!

So, this month I read: Isla and the Happily Ever After and Allegiant that was in my TBR for this month. But to read Allegiant I had to re-read Divergent and Insurgent because I was not remembering a thing! I Also finally read Cress and Winter and OMG I loved it so so much!!! I still remembered all of Cinder and Scarlet so it was pretty easy to go into the world again and I am so happy I did!!!

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  1. Isla and the Happily Ever After – Stephanie Perkins – ★★★★½
  2. Divergent – Veronica Roth  (re-read) – ★★★★★
  3. Insurgent – Veronica Roth  (re-read) – ★★★★★
  4. Allegiant – Veronica Roth – ★★★☆☆
  5. Cress – Marisa Meyer – ★★★★★
  6. Fairest – Marisa Meyer – ★★★★☆
  7. Winter – Marisa Meyer – ★★★★★

I think my favorite book for the month is Winter! It was so freaking amazing!!! If you haven’t read this series yet, I totally recommend!! It’s easily one of my favorite series!

– You can check my page: https://bookneeders.wordpress.com/my-2016-reads/ for more information about all the books I read through the year; and about the books themselves through the links to Goodreads!

I am putting the reviews that are missing for them in September!


 

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For my August TBR hopefully I will at least re-read and continue with the selection series!

So my plans are:

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I am super excited to end The Selection Series although I am a bit afraid of the last two books since the reviews I saw are making them seem a bit too much since it was originally a trilogy but either way I really wanna read them! Have you read them?? What is your opinion on them?? 

Also I want to read The Monster Calls in September or first thing in October before the movie release! SO EXCITED!!!!

 

What books do you intend to read in August???

July Wrap-up And August TBR

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Hey guys!! So, this month I read 4 books. Yes… I know… Isn’t holidays suppose to help to read more and not less? Yeah, that didn’t happen this month for sure! But August will be different I promise! 😛

Well at least I picked some books from my Summer reading list 😀 Which looks like this now:

  1. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  2. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
  3. Isla and the Happily Ever After  by Stephanie Perkins (CR)
  4. Cress by Marissa Meyer  (still to buy)
  5. Winter by Marissa Meyer  (still to buy)
  6. The Storm by Virginia Bergin 
  7. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  8. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
  9. Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
  10. The One by Kiera Cass (just bought!!!)

Which means that this month I only read two book from my summer list:

  • Anna and the French Kiss
  • Lola and the Boy Next Door!

For the last two books, I read a Storm of Swords that was in my TBR for this month and The Girl on the Train that I needed to read before October anyway, because I SUPER MUCH WHANT TO SEE THE MOVIE! Who else??? 😀

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I think my favorite book for the month is probably either Anna and the French Kiss or The Girl on The Train, that I both loved incredibly much! And if you haven’t read them you totally tooootally should!!

– You can check my page: https://bookneeders.wordpress.com/my-2016-reads/ for more information about all the books I read through the year; and about the books themselves through the links to Goodreads!

I am putting the reviews gradually for the books I read through out the month, except for the GoT ones that I will do  a review of them all when I end the last two!


 

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For my August TBR I have 6 that I would like to read

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So this monthI am super excited because I will ends Anna and French Kiss trilogy, I will enter again the Selection world (I am not sure if I will read the 3 of them this month but I will try!!) and I will finally read Me Before You and see the movie!!!

And of course after so much awaiting to buy The Allegiant version in PT to match my other books I finally did and I will read it this month!

 

❤ What books do you intend to read in August???