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ARC Review : The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab

Title : The Invisible Life of Addie Larue
Author : V.E. Schwab
Genre : Adult Fantasy
Release Date : October 6th, 2020
Publisher : Titan Books

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever-and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.

But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore, and he remembers her name.

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monthly recap

Monthly Recap : September ’20

Does anyone feel like time move faster and faster these days? I’ve now begin to think that 24 hours a day is not enough. Ever since this semester started back in August, I’ve been trying to catch up on my undergrad thesis, and September is no different. There are zero days that I didn’t open my laptop to do it (yes, even on Sunday), and it made me so stressful. I’ve been trying to meditate to calm things down, so if you have any tips or books about meditating/self-help I’d greatly appreciate it

On a less stressful note, I finally got a kindle! I usually read e-books on my phone, but since online learning started I’ve been staring at my laptop too often and my eyes hurt. Having a kindle definitely make reading easier. I highly recommend it if you’re thinking of getting it!

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top ten tuesday

Tiffany’s Fall 2020 TBR

Hi everyone! It’s time for another seasonal TBR list. I honestly can’t believe time pass so quickly, it feels like I just wrote my summer TBR list a few days ago. Anyway, before we dive into my fall TBR, let’s take a look at my summer TBR, shall we?

In summer, I plan to read these books :
1. Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin ✔️
2. Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles ✔️
3. More than Maybe by Erin Hahn ✔️
4. Wicked Fox by Kat Cho ❌
5. The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu ❌
6. Caraval & Legendary by Stephanie Garber ❌ Continue reading “Tiffany’s Fall 2020 TBR”

4 stars · arc · book review

ARC Review : The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi

Title : The Silvered Serpents
Author : Roshani Chokshi
Series : The Gilded Wolves #2
Genre : YA fantasy, historical fiction
Release Date : September 22nd, 2020
Publisher : Wednesday Books

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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They are each other’s fiercest love, greatest danger, and only hope.

Séverin and his team members might have successfully thwarted the Fallen House, but victory came at a terrible cost — one that still haunts all of them. Desperate to make amends, Séverin pursues a dangerous lead to find a long lost artifact rumored to grant its possessor the power of God.

Their hunt lures them far from Paris, and into the icy heart of Russia where crystalline ice animals stalk forgotten mansions, broken goddesses carry deadly secrets, and a string of unsolved murders makes the crew question whether an ancient myth is a myth after all.

As hidden secrets come to the light and the ghosts of the past catch up to them, the crew will discover new dimensions of themselves. But what they find out may lead them down paths they never imagined.

A tale of love and betrayal as the crew risks their lives for one last job.

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4 stars · blog tour · book review · giveaway

Blog Tour : Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (+Giveaway!)

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Title : Cemetery Boys
Author : Aiden Thomas
Genre : YA fantasy
Release Date : September 1st, 2020
Publisher : Swoon Reads

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Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can’t get rid of him.
When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost of his murdered cousin and set it free.
However, the ghost he summons is actually Julian Diaz, the school’s resident bad boy, and Julian is not about to go quietly into death. He’s determined to find out what happened and tie up some loose ends before he leaves. Left with no choice, Yadriel agrees to help Julian, so that they can both get what they want. But the longer Yadriel spends with Julian, the less he wants to let him leave.

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monthly recap

Monthly Recap : August ’20

august definitely wasn’t as fast as june or july, but it’s still passed by pretty quickly. earlier this month, i started my final year of college (!!), but since i only have 1 class and it’s held online, things weren’t really changing. beside that 1 class, i spend most of my times doing my undergrad thesis, and this is basically the source of my stress this month. thesis are difficult in general, and add a pandemic on top of that…let’s just say it’s not a walk in a park. i have around 3 months to finish it, so finger crossed it’ll work out! Continue reading “Monthly Recap : August ’20”

4 stars · book review

Review : The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Title : The Gilded Wolves
Author : Roshani Chokshi
Genre : YA fantasy, historical fiction
Series : The Gilded Wolves #1
Release Date : January 15th, 2019
Publisher : Wednesday Books

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No one believes in them. But soon no one will forget them.

It’s 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.To hunt down the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin calls upon a band of unlikely experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian banished from his home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in arms if not blood.

Together, they will join Séverin as he explores the dark, glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the course of history–but only if they can stay alive.

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top ten tuesday

10 Books I Love But Never Reviewed

hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl

 

it’s a truth universally acknowledged that writing a review for books you love is much, much harder than writing a review for books you dislike. because of this, i have A LOT of books that are amazing, but i never wrote a review for it. so for today’s TTT, here are 10 books i love but never reviewed :

1. the shadows between us by tricia levenseller
if you’re looking for books with morally-grey characters (also with morally-grey love interest!!!), please pick up this book! this is such a great book and i really wish it’s not a stand-alone since i can’t get enough of it.

2. don’t date rosa santos by nina moreno
everything about this book is just so beautiful–from the story to the setting ❤ the main character, rosa santos, is cuban-american, so this book is focused on living as diaspora. as a diaspora myself (although from a different culture), i could relate on personal level with this book, and that’s why i really love it!

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challenge and readathon

Nostalgiathon : Reminiscing All the Childhood Faves!

hello everyone! i’m so excited to say that i’ll be participating in Nostalgiathon, which is a read-a-thon to read all your childhood faves ❤ i’ve loved reading since i was a child, so when this was announced i literally tried to find my childhood books at 1 AM. i found some books and i realize i barely remember anything from it, so this is the perfect time to re-read it. in this post, i’m going to share books and activities i’m gonna read and do.

what is nostalgiathon?

Nostalgiathon is a 10 days read-a-thon, created by the lovely Alexandra @ Twirling Pages, Tiffany @ Read by Tiffany, and Breanna @ Milkyboos. aside from reading, there’re also fun activities to reminisce your childhood days, plus a netflix watch party! you can find more info about the Nostalgiathon through their twitter.

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monthly recap

Monthly Recap : July ’20

how is it the end of another month, again? ever since i started social distancing, i feel like the days are blurring together, and because of that, i couldn’t even remember whether i did this activities yesterday or last week. i’m thinking of finding a job that could be done from home, but sadly with the pandemic still ongoing jobs are pretty much quite scarce, especially part-time jobs (also, i have zero experience with finding jobs). so yeah, pretty much i did nothing this month except watching movies and tv series, and trying to get a headstart on my undergrad thesis. beside that, i thiiink i cooked a dish? i remember making chicken with mentai sauce (no pics because it’s my first time and it looks ugly, but it tasted pretty good), but i wasn’t sure if i did it this month or last month 🤡 oh, i also revived my bookstagram again, so if you’re interested please check it out ❤

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