Owlcrate July 2018 Unboxing

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Hey guys! It’s time for another Owlcrate unboxing!!

July’s box theme is Strange & Unusual and it’s better than I expected!

Owlcrate is an amazing YA bookish subscription box that I would highly recommend getting. Plus, if you live in Europe like me, it still arrives incredibly fast and somehow  (for me) it doesn’t get more expensive than any other box coming from Europe – although obviously, it changes from country to country…

I’ve been loving every single box, and I loved the theme of this one but it was even better than I expected! It’s so well themed and balanced!

If you wanna check out what this box included, just keep reading! I will show photos of all the items, information on them and some of my thoughts!

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The New Disney Princess Book Tag

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I was tagged by Nadwa @ Painfullyfictional to do this incredibly cute tag! It’s seriously adorable and I am super happy for finally doing it! Thank you so much Nadwa!! ^^ Also, I am incredibly proud of my banner for this post! I used David Gilson’s art to do it and edited it myself. It turned out seriously adorable!

As for the post I also altered some of the graphics just to fit better with what I wanted to do, but you can find the original ones in the creator’s post that is linked in the rules! So, let’s get started!Read More »

The Liebster Award 2.0

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Hey guys! I am a bit late doing this one… okay, a looot late! But I was tagged by Demi@bookstraveller to do this amazing tag! So thank you so much to nominating me for this awesome award!!

If you guys aren’t following her yet you totally should!! She has amazing reviews, tags and she also talks about movies. Also if you want to see her answering her questions for her nomination just click here!Read More »

Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (no spoilers)

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 

Author: Ransom Riggs

Publisher: Quirk Books

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery,  Time Travel, Historical Fiction, …

Pages: 352

Format: Paperback

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

A mysterious island.

An abandoned orphanage.

A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. 

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

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So this book is about a boy, Jason that is used to his grandfather telling him about these ‘Peculiar Children’ when he was little, but soon enough Jason grew up and stopped believing in it. Time had passed and a tragedy happens that puts Jason in a shock, and everyone thinks he is crazy now. New circumstances make him go to a remote island in Wales to discover his grandfather’s past. But is Jason crazy like everyone seems to think? Who are these peculiar children and why does his grandfather have photos of them? Are they even real? All of this causes trouble in Jason’s mind – will he be able to find the answers he wants?

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When I first started reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children I had already a lot of hope for this book. I expected a hunting thriller, full of horror and danger (You can imagine why right guys? Starting in the cover and reading the synopsis and how dangerous the children might be…well). This book is NEITHER of those. (Also heads up for some violence in this book.)

Instead, this book is a fantasy/adventure combined with these very weird and old styled photographs, which made the book better than I ever thought it would be! Some photos are just to show and they are not so necessary for the book as others that the author really takes more time explaining, but because they are so interesting and so different (and sometimes even creepy) I really liked it! It’s just so…peculiar, right?

The Things I liked: 

  • I love how the author describes everything, and I am not talking about the photos, even without them, I was able to visualize the locations and details of the world, and let me tell you, THAT was amazing!
  • As for the photographs, they added a whole new dimension to the story. You are almost able to see exactly what Jacob is seeing as he looks at the many photographs scattered throughout.
  • The book is truly addicting

The Things I didn’t like:

✘ Sometimes things needed a bit more development 

✘ Some characters’ attitudes… (And I do like the characters in this book, just some choices I was not a fan of)

FINAL WORDS

As I said, this book was really addicting to me, and I really liked it (after I passed the phase of sigh, it’s not horror! But it only lasted for the first 50 pages) Afterwards I started loving the book! And for sure, I am looking forward to read the second novel! (well, after the cliff-hanger it’s difficult not to) 😛

I would say that if you haven’t read this book yet, give it a shot, but don’t expect horror! It’s mainly mystery/adventure and it really is awesome!

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Check out the movie adaptation by Tim Burton
Release date: September 30th, 2016

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Who else is excited to see Tim Burton’s adaptation movie???!!!! (I am dying for it :D)

June Wrap-up And July TBR

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Hey guys!! So, this month I read 6 books. I started one more but haven’t finished it yet…

It was a nice month since I manage to pick some books that I was dying to read, and some that wore in my Summer reading list.

– 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!

So, for books I read:

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From all of this, I have to pick 2 favorites. The House of Hades!! It’s was truly amazing!! Unfortunately I can’t say the same about The Blood of Olympus since half of the book I felt really bored, as I posted in my Review. I also loved SO SO MUCH Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series!! I read some bad reviews on it so I was a afraid I was not going to like, but I loved it!! I loved them all so much and I can’t really decide which one I love the most, but I loved how the story developed, is just so beautiful and I was so NOT expecting it to be like this! It’s lovely!

Also I have reviews for all of this/ coming up, so make sure you check them out!!❤

 

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For my July TBR I’m not very sure since I will be traveling and I don’t know what books more I will have with me yet, but I am aiming to read at least this ones:

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(Anna and the French Kiss I started in the end of June and A Storm of Swords I started before but I am taking my time (a LOOOT of time >.<), but I will for sure end it this month!) 

This month I am super excited to read Anna and the French Kiss since I heard so much about it all over the internet! I will for sure try to end the trilogy but will see!

These are the ones, I know for sure I intend to read this month, since I am traveling a bit, but I hope I can pick some more up but I don’t know yet with ones!

 

QOTD: What was your favorite read of June and also… What are you most excited to read in July??

Top 10 Books on my Summer Reading List

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Summer is here (well kind of, right?), school is done, you have no more worries for some time in that department!

Since my birthday is tomorrow, I kind of made a selection of books to FOR SURE read this Summer. So because of that, I am choosing books that I asked / bought for my birthday or books that I already owned, that I have been wanted to read but that are always being held back, because new books come in the way (and I get to excited! Common problem right?).

Also, for my birthday I prioritized books that I already own some of the collection, and that I want to continue, but I didn’t had; or ones that I wanted for to long. So basically I want to end the collections I already own before starting new ones, to save some re-readings, since some will already happen! And because I wanted to start reading some contemporaries, that I don’t own much. (There is always some exceptions because of my birthday where I can’t hold myself :P)

So, finally the List:

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1. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Starting well, we have the first exception… It’s a birthday present. But I’ve been wanting to read this book ever since I’ve heard of it, so… It’s okay right? :D. I’ve heard lots of great things about it, and plus its a contemporary!

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2. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Of course I will continue with the series!… Another book I heard so much about… People love this books, and I just keep seeing them appear over and over in videos, in posts,… everywhere! I NEED to read them. You need to read them.

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3. Isla and the Happily Ever After  by Stephanie Perkins

So pretty much same thing has #2, but in this one I am putting all my hopes! I really hope I love this books has much as everyone, and especially that the last one will be good if not the best! Because it’s the one people most say its amazing, and it’s supposedly where all the girls appear.

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4. Cress by Marissa Meyer 

I read Cinder and Scarlet early this year, but ever since I haven’t had opportunity to buy the rest of the series since I can’t buy them in my country easily (sigh) So finally I will have them and continue this amazing series!

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5. Winter by Marissa Meyer 

Winter.. I have so many hopes for this one!! In one side I don’t want to end this series but for other side, I want so much to see finally what will happen!! And to know more about the characters and that amazing world/ worlds!!

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6. The Storm by Virginia Bergin 

Another book that I have read the previous one this year and that I wanted to continue. This one is only a duology and I really want to know what happens next, since it’s a apocalyptic book! >.<

 

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7. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

I wanted to read this for so long! And a movie is coming up, where the trailer is awesome, and the director of the movie is the amazing Tim Burton. How could I not ask this for my birthday?! So for sure I am super much wanting to read this book since it came out!

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8. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

Like I said, I will totally make sure I end the collections I start. Since I actually have the books, and since I so much wanted to have them. I am pumped up to read them super badly! hihi

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9. Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

The last book. Pretty much #8 I have absolutely no idea where this series will go with the end, or the middle or anything really… But don’t they seem amazing??? Hopefully they will be!

 

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10. The One by Kiera Cass

Finally!!!! I read The Selection and The Elite aeons ago!! And I haven’t found yet till now The One, but finally I will read it! And I am so happy about it, because supposedly will kinda end the part I already read (and that I intend to re-read just to make sure I remember, that for sure I don’t, at least half), since The Heir is passed years afterwords.

So, that was my top 10 books for my summer! Hopefully I’ll get to read them all and also start/finish some series. Hopefully?! Nah, I will for sure read all of this and start/finish some series!

QOTD: Have you read any of this books? And… What books are on your top reading list for this summer?

May Wrap-up And June TBR

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Hey guys!! So, this month I only managed to read 5 books + 2 graphic novels and  I re-read 1 manga book. I started two more but haven’t finished them yet…

It was quite a full month for me but I am happy with the books I chose to read!

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

 

So, for books I read:

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From all of this, my favorite was definitely The Mark of Athena!! It’s an amazing book!! Also I have reviews coming up for all of this, so make sure you check them out for more detailed information!! ❤

Also, If you haven’t started reading The Heroes of Olympus collection what are you waiting for?? They are so good!! 

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For my June TBR I have:

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(Anna and the French Kiss and A Storm of Swords I WILL START THIS MONTH BUT MUCH PROBABLY WLL NOT END, SINCE I INTEND TO READ THIS ONE WHILE I TRAVEL)

I have already started the House of Hades and A Storm of Swords. I am especially excited for the end of Heroes of Olympus, I am really enjoying them, but I really wanna see how it ends!

I will end The Rain duology, and also I want so much to start Miss Peregrine’s!! I have so many hopes for that book 😛 And for the movie!

These are the ones that for now, I intend to read this month, since I am going to travel, and is also my birthday (which means a lot more books for me), let’s see what am I going to read more!

 

What are you intending to read this month of June? Also what was your favorite May read??