hi everyone! after a long time not posting TTT, i’ve come back just a few weeks before christmas. long story short, i got caught up with college’s works, and so can’t post and even read often. anyway, before i make y’all bored with story of my life, here are 5 books i love that’s set in winter and 5 i’d like to read (forever wishing winter is a season in my country) :
books i’ve read
snow in love by by nic stone, aimee friedman, kasie west, and melissa de la cruz
this is actually an anthology consist of 4 stories set in winter, and my favorite from this is definitely the one by kasie west–snow and mistletoe (are you even surprised?). However, all the stories in it are pretty adorable, and will make you wish that christmas come sooner.
Talking to other people isn’t Kate Bailey’s favorite activity. She’d much rather be out on the lake, soaking up the solitude and sunshine. So when her best friend, Alana, convinces Kate to join their high school’s podcast, Kate is not expecting to be chosen as the host. Now she’ll have to answer calls and give advice on the air? Impossible.
But to Kate’s surprise, she turns out to be pretty good at the hosting gig. Then the podcast gets in a call from an anonymous guy, asking for advice about his unnamed crush. Kate is pretty sure that the caller is gorgeous Diego Martinez, and even surer that the girl in question is Alana. Kate is excited for her friend … until Kate herself starts to develop feelings for Diego. Suddenly, Kate finds that while doling out wisdom to others may be easy, asking for help is tougher than it looks, and following your own advice is even harder.
Kasie West’s adorable story of secrets, love, and friendship is sure to win over hearts everywhere.
seeing that this is my first post after more than a month not posting anything, i think you can already guess why : college. college started at the beginning of august, and since then i’ve been busy doing a lot of coursework leading to my 2-weeks-examination. now that mid-exam is over, i can finally breathe a little and actually start reading and fangirling again. Continue reading “Monthly Recap : August and September ’18”→
Suze is a mediator — a liaison between the living and the dead. In other words, she sees dead people. And they won’t leave her alone until she helps them resolve their unfinished business with the living. But Jesse, the hot ghost haunting her bedroom, doesn’t seem to need her help. Which is a relief, because Suze has just moved to sunny California and plans to start fresh, with trips to the mall instead of the cemetery, and surfing instead of spectral visitations.But the very first day at her new school, Suze realizes it’s not that easy. There’s a ghost with revenge on her mind … and Suze happens to be in the way.
okay, it’s been a while since i last write monthly recap here (i think it was last year 0_o), and i only have one reason for it : college. long story short, i joined waaay too many events last semester, that i’m basically sleeping at my campus (not really, but almost. i went home at 4 am once). so yeah, i don’t really have the energy to read or blog and doing general fangirl thing. anyway, it already ended now, and since summer comes my life is starting to be normal again. i went to bali again in mid-june, and it’s a nice change of scenery from my bustling city. honestly i could live at the beach forever ❤ i also read a lot more than last semester, which is good since i’m still behind on my goodreads schedule.
today’s TTT post is all about hyped books! i was originally going to list ten books that lived up to the hype, but after seeing Jana’s post i decide to separate it between hyped books i’m gonna read and hyped books that lived up to the hype. without further ado, here they are :
Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over.
But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.
Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic. And whether Caraval is real or not, Scarlett must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over or a dangerous domino effect of consequences will be set off, and her beloved sister will disappear forever.
In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries.No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever.But going back to Everless brings more danger—and temptation—than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again. Her decisions have the power to change her fate—and the fate of time itself.
hiii! it’s been a while since i do top ten tuesday post, so i’m glad to do it again. today’s topic is novella/short stories recs, and since i haven’t read enough novellas to reach ten, this post will be divided into two parts : novella recommendation and novellas i’m planning to read.
okay, this one is actually an anthology consist of 10 short stories about simon lewis’s time at the shadowhunter academy. sooo, it’s actually a novel, BUT you can read it separately (though i recommend to read it in chronological order). my personal favorite from here is nothing but shadows, bitter of tongue, and angle twice descending (this one is really really sad)