top ten tuesday

I’m Shippin’ It!

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today’s TTT topic is all about favorite couples! since i’ve read around 200 books in the last few years, it’s definitely hard to narrow it down to 10. but hey, if i had to, or else we would be here all day. so here it is, my top ten favorite couples of all times :

1. percy jackson and annabeth chase (percy jackson series by rick riordan)
percabeth deserves the first place in this list since they’re the first characters i ship back when i started to read in 2012 or 2013. i remember loving them so much back then, and while i’m not that obsessed with pjo anymore (i still re-read the books, though), they have a special place.

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4 stars · book review

Review : A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Title : A Darker Shade of Magic
Author : V.E. Schwab
Series : Shades of Magic #1
Genre : YA fantasy
Release Date : February 27th, 2015
Publisher : Titan Books

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Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see.

Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.

After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.

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top ten tuesday

Should I Add These to My TBR?

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this week’s TTT topic is about upcoming books i’m on the fence about. to be honest, i’m struggling to write this book since i often add books to my TBR on a whim (note : TBR here means my goodread’s TBR shelf), but i manage to find a few books i’m not sure i should add to my TBR or not. this list mostly consist of books with mixed reviews and/or books by author i previously didn’t enjoy. here they are :

1. sorcery of thorns by margaret rogerson
this is the first book that came to my mind when i see the prompt! based on the summary, it sounds like something i usually enjoy, so i’m interested. but, i’ve read rogerson’s an enchantment of ravens a few years ago and i didn’t enjoy it at all. so i’m not sure whether i should add it or not!

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monthly recap

Monthly Recap : January ’19

hi everyone! i feel like it’s been a long time since i last write a monthly recap post (and probably will be another long time before i write again). anyway, as you can guess from my suddenly-consistent-posting, i’m on a break starting from late december till mid-february! i’m having a grand time this month, mostly using my free time to do my favorite things in the world (aka reading and blogging and bookstagramming). i’m trying to have a head-start before college finally catch up, and the sad part is, college will catch up. i took 9 classes this semester and almost all of them have either weekly or bi-semester projects, so i probably will spend a lot of time focusing on college. you could consider this post as an announcement that i’ll be on semi-hiatus when college started! Continue reading “Monthly Recap : January ’19”

top ten tuesday

Just Added These Books to My TBR!

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this week’s top ten tuesday topic is top ten recent additions to my to-read list. i assume that to-read list is my to-read shelf on goodreads, so this list will mostly consist books that haven’t been published yet. without further ado, here are ten books that i recently added to my TBR :

1. the dead queens club by hannah capin
release date : january 29th, 2019
this one is a retelling of henry viii and his six wives, set in modern days! it sounds really fun, and i always love retelling so i can’t wait to read it. and for your information, it’s being released today!

2. the blood spell (ravenspire #4) by c.j. redwine
release date : february 12th, 2019
ravenspire is a series where each book in the series tells a retelling of different stories. now, i haven’t actually read any of these books, but the blood spell recently caught my eyes because the summary hinted at  hate-to-love *heart eyes*. also fyi, the blood spell is a retelling of cinderella.

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discussion · travel

5 Tips for Travelling

if you have been following me here for a while, you’d know that i’m a sucker for travelling. i love the idea of seeing the world and learn new culture, though i can’t do it often due to school and lack of money (i’m a broke college student, after all). however, in my few times travelling, i learn some things and thought i could share it with you all. note that these are just tips and suggestion while travelling 😊

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top ten tuesday

Oops..Still Haven’t Read These Books!

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as you can see from the title, below is a list of books that i keep saying i’ll read it as soon as possible whenever it was mentioned but sadly, still haven’t touch it. i made no promise that i’ll read it by the end of 2019, but these books should be pretty high in my priority list. without further ado, here they are :

         

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5 stars · book review

Review : Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

Title : Queen of Air and Darkness
Author : Cassandra Clare
Series : The Dark Artifices #3
Genre : YA fantasy
Release Date : December 4th, 2018
Publisher : Margaret K. McElderry Books

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Dark secrets and forbidden love threaten the very survival of the Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clare’s Queen of Air and Darkness, the final novel in the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling The Dark Artifices trilogy.What if damnation is the price of true love?

Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the blight that is destroying the race of warlocks.

Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.

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4 stars · book review · series review

Series Review : Pivot Point by Kasie West

Title : Pivot Point, Split Second
Author : Kasie West
Genre : YA contemporary, fantasy
Release Date : February 12th, 2013
Publisher : HarperTeen

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Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier… Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.

In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school—but she never wanted to be a quarterback’s girlfriend. When Addie’s father is asked to consult on a murder in the Compound, she’s unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live through… and who she can’t live without.

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