Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Most Anticipated Books of January 2019


2019 is FINALLY here! 

And with it, so, apparently, hopefully, prayerfully, is my blogging.
I can't make any promises, but I pledge - like in my 2019 Goodreads challenge - to do my best. 


It's so cold and futer-y and I'm loving it 😍
To my Australian fellow readers who miss the winter, it'll definitely come (eventually). Until then, enjoy what summer has to offer ;) 


Without too much more blabbering on my part, here are my most anticipated books this month (!). 



Slayer (Slayer, #1)
Slayer by Kierstin White
Publication date: January 8, 2019


So even though I haven't read Kierstin White previous books and haven't quite finished Buffy (I think I got as far as season 2?), this still sounds more than just cool to pass on. 

I mean, it's a Buffy retelling.
A dark chosen one tale.
I'm in. I'm so in. 

"The choice was to save the world - or to save you. And I chose you."



The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1)
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
Publication date: January 15, 2019


YA fantasy, Paris, 1889, LGBT, and an unlikely group of people teaming up.
How can I even refuse? 😍 

I also heard great things about the author's previous books, so I'm very curious about this one, which seems like something I'll love. 

“Am I pretty?” asked Enrique, plucking at his fake beard and patting his hands over his jowls, wrinkles and age spots. “Be honest.”  “‘Pretty’ is a stretch. Let’s call you ‘striking.’ Or ‘impossible to look away from’.”  “Oooh. Like the sun?”  “I was thinking more along the lines of a train wreck.”


Famous in a Small Town
Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills
Publication date: January 15, 2019

Oh please please please let it be as cute and fluffy as it sounds!  

Because it sounds really cute and sweet, and I need to read at least one cute and sweet book this month with all the monsters and darkness I'm reading/watching :') 


A Curse So Dark and Lonely
A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
Publication date: January 29, 2019

Okay, this sounds really good.
I'm actually really excited about this! Sounds just like my cup of tea 😍 

The name is awesome, the cover is beautiful, and the synopsis is fantastic.
Too bad it's only coming at the end of the month otherwise I would read it right now (!). 

“I am always surprised to discover that when the world seems darkest, there exists the greatest opportunity for light.” 


King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1)
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
Publication date: January 29, 2019

I probably shouldn't even be reading this considering the only book I read was Shadow and Bone 😅 

That being said I read Leigh Bardugo said she did her best that you can read this book without reading the previous books in that universe, so... eh... can't I? (: 

The cover looks Epic and I'm hella curious after reading the synopsis. 


Dream Keeper (The Dark Dreamer Trilogy, #1)
Dream Keeper by Amber R. Duell
Publication date: January 29, 2019

This sounds so interesting I can't not give it a try! 

This one might give me nightmares but it also sounds like something I would love to read.

“Anything you ask, anything you don't, it's yours. All of me is yours.” 



Aaaand that's it for my most anticipated books this month!
I'm so happy to be back to blogging :')
Actually finishing writing a post and publishing it is more precious that I remembered.
I had a lot of fun and I can't wait to get to all of these books.
So... what about you all?
Any of those - or others - you plan on reading this month?
Until then...







“You're shaking."
"I'm not used to people trying to kill me."
"Really? I hardly notice anymore.” 
          -- Shadow and Bone, Leigh Bardugo 




Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wicked Ugly Bad by Cassandra Gannon (Quick Book Review)


Wicked Ugly Bad by Cassandra Gannon
Publication date: March 12, 2013
My rating: 4 stars

Being part of the Tuesday share circle was like being a part of a screwed-up, criminally-inclined family. Even when they didn’t like you, they were still there to help you blow shit up. 

This was just so wickedly fun.

A prison break. A group of misfits. Magic. Mayhem. Vengeance. All set up in a world of twisted fairy tales where Good is Bad and Bad just may be Better.

I was NOT bored! Not for one second.
It was all read so smoothly, the dialogue hilariously perfect, the characters awesome, and the romance smoldering.



Scarlett leaned into his embrace. “I would die for you, too.” She whispered after a long moment. “I’ll kill you if you even try it.” She snorted. “You really are a poet.” 


Scarlet (out protagonist) was kickass and ingenious (with just the right amount of crazy). Marrok (our love interest) was the most precious thing ever. Witty, Bad, and yet heartbreakingly vulnerable.



“I have no idea why hitting people when their backs are turned has such a bad reputation. I’ve always found it most effective.” Casually dropping the makeshift weapon, he sat back down and resumed drinking his milk. 


And then, of course, we have our secondary characters, who were all just as outstanding.
Avenant, the cold and narcissistic prince who honestly made so much of this book for me (can't wait to read his story in the next one!), and Esmeralda, the snarky witch I can't wait to know more about.

Light-hearted and with the most perfect dialogues I have read in a very long time, with great morals about labels and how every one of us is a combination of good and evil, I highly recommend this as your next read! 







Marrok realized he wasn't just "attached" to her. He was crazy in love with this lunatic.



Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Archangel's Viper by Nalini Singh - Book Review


*I received this book from the Publisher via NetGalley. As always, I only ever write my true thoughts and feelings* 

Archangel's Viper by Nalini Singh
Publication date: September 26, 2017
My rating: 2.5 stars



I'm surprised.
No, scratch that, I'm shocked.
That I didn't love this book.



It wasn't the safest way to drive, but Holly was very careful not to put anyone else in danger. Only herself. Yes, she needed therapy. 

Archangel's Viper is the 10th book in the NA/Adult paranormal series by Nalini Sigh Guild Hunter.

I read the first book - Angels' Blood - in February 2015 (thanks for keeping track on me, Goodreads!) and fell in love with the characters and that world.


Because if you think paranormal can't surprise you anymore, if you think you've seen in all, if you think there's no way a story about angels and vampires can be any less that cliche... well, just read Guild Hunter and prove it wrong. Because trust me, this series is intense, dark, gritty, filled with monsters, romance, and a fantastically well-developed cast of characters. 


I also highly recommend it for any of you out there who read and loved the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas.
As I recently read - and absolutely loved - the series myself, I can honestly say that if you're a fan of Guild Hunter or a fan of ACOTAR, there's a very high chance you'll love the other one as well (: 


My only warning is that this book does contain explicit scenes of violence, language, and sexual content (to the extent ACOTAR does, I would say). It does not overtake the whole book but it is there.
I won't consider it an erotica book. It is very much paranormal romance fantasy. But this is just my take on the story. 


Last year I was lucky enough to receive the 9th book through NetGalley (review here), and this year I was lucky enough again to receive the 10th book in this favorite series of mine. 

Unfortunately, things did not go as planned.
By which I mean, I didn't end up loving it.
Which is why I'm surprised-shocked, since the two characters the story is about are ones I've been dying to read about for a long time now.   


What could have been an amazing story of chemistry and romance with kickass vampire battle scenes, quickly turned out to be... not. Not even close. 


"It's been said that once you go Venom, you never go back."

The two characters started off as "hating" each other (even while it was pretty obvious they were somewhat attracted to each other). "Hate-to-love" relationships are one of my faves - I just love seeing them go from enemies to friends to something more to love. 

In this case, however, it was something more like this: enemies - enemies with benefits - 
You get the idea. It was done so rashly and weirdly and unexpectedly I had no idea what to think. 

You can't tell me they hate each other and they don't know anything about each other for 60% of the book and only then start to get them physically and romantically involved. 
Hello? Where is the progress here? How can I feel for them if I haven't even seen them do something remotely progressive in their "relationship". 


Her mind flashed to that... thing with Vanom last night, when she'd gone full weirdo crazy on him - and he laughed. Because he was nuts, too. 

There was no chemistry - which is insane because you could practically FEEL the chemistry crackling in the air around them every time we saw them in all the other books. But when it comes to their book? We are repeatedly told about how explosive those two are together. I don't want to be told that, I want to feel it. 

Romance aside (although this is a romance story more than anything else), the overall plot of the story felt somewhat boring. 

I feel bad for butchering this book. I really did desperately want to love it.
And I'm not yet done with the Guild Hunter series. I plan to keep on reading the next books to come. So yes, the last two books weren't all that great. But hey, it happens, especially in a large series like this one.
Looking forward to the next one. 






She'd come here to try to get her head on straight but it didn't seem to be working. All she could think about was whether ducks had dreams.  
-- Angel's Blood, Nalini Singh 


Sunday, September 3, 2017

Most Anticipated Books of September 2017 (I'M BACK + GODSGRAVE + WRITING)


I'M BACK!

*pant-pant*
*pant-pant*

That was one tiring blogging slump.

I even missed a Most Anticipated Books post for the first time since I opened Magiverse.
*the guilt*
*the pain*

No, I can't dwell on this now.
I'm back, and September it here, as well as one of my most anticipated books of 2017 (MY EXCITEMENT CANNOT BE CONTAINED ANY LONGER).

I present to you my September anticipated books: 




Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
Publication date: September 5, 2017 


BeatBeat
BeatBeat
BeatBeatBeatBeatBeatBeat

IT'S HERE.
It's finally here!

Ahhh, Godsgrave.
The second book in the most brutal and unique fantasy trilogy by mastermind Jay Kristoff.

I already pre-ordered my copy from Amazon (of the cover you see above, since there are two Ridiculously beautiful covers, not to mention way too many tempting editions).
My only sorrow now is the wait until it gets here.
Please come soon... O, daughters.

For my Nevernight review (which includes both non-spoiler and spoilers parts, for those who read and haven't read the book).

This is not where I die.
I've far too much killing to do.  
(That's the kind of reasoning only Mia can give '^^ )


They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Publication date: September 5, 2017

It's... eh... kind of in the title, isn't it?
O_O
Normally I don't go near tragic books - and, basically, everyone who read it thus far has sounded pretty broken on twitter - but... I'm way too curious for my own good. Or maybe for my good? Depends on how you look at it. 

I also read the first chapter of this book and the writing just... flows. 
I just can't resist this, can I?
Well, at least I know from the very beginning that They Both Die at the End.
*Prepare my heart* 

But no matter what choices we make - solo or together - our finish line remains the same ... no matter how we choose to live, we both die at the end.
(I haven't even read it yet and it's already sad). 

When someone puts their journey out there for you to watch, you pay attention - even if you know they'll both die at the end.

(This is poetic and also kind of creepy because this quote totally just figured me out :O ) 




A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland
Publication date: September 5, 2017

This sounds *adorable*.
Also, a lot of mental issues to go around (agoraphobia, anxiety, phobias...).
But it honestly mainly sounds adorable (*: 

People got tired of mental illness when they found out they couldn't fix it.

"Everything you want is on the other side of fear." 


Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel
Publication date: September 5, 2017


I'm intrigued.
And the reviews are very praising. 

A YA fantasy story about a girl who falls in love with the harbinger of death (who is her classmate).

If only my high school life was this exciting :O


Warcross by Marie Lu
Publication date: September 12, 2017

I'm not sure if there's anyone who isn't looking forward to this one (:
It sounds hella cool - a hacker girl who gets herself in trouble and now must work as a spy - and, well, it's Marie Lu, so... 

Definitely checking this one out! 

P.S: Did you know Marie Lu is a talented artist, too? I only found out about it when I realized she made the drawings in Gemina.
She's truly amazing (!). 


Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadow
Publication date: September 12

This sounds like your run of the mill fantasy except that our protagonist apparently has mental disabilities.
As written in the synopsis: But Mira has never felt as perfect as everyone says. She counts compulsively. She struggles with crippling anxiety. And she's far too interested in dragons for a girl of her station. 

I picked up OCD and Anxiety Disorder right there. 

A fantasy book with elements of disability is a rare sight... which is why I'm so interested in Before She Ignites


Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh
Publication date: September 15, 2017

This is a YA sci-fi that takes place in futuristic Korea and follows Lee Jaewon, a talented pilot, as he is teamed up with Tera, a government test subject, and finds himself falling in love with her. 

Sounds interesting indeed. 

This is a debut novel so there isn't much known about the author. 


Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
Publication date: September 19, 2017

Okay, so... I'll be completely honest: normally, this book wouldn't speak to me. I would read the synopsis, browse about, and will eventually say "no thanks."
But.
Kristin Cashore once wrote one of my favorite books - Graceling.
Do I love it now as much as I did then? I don't know.
What I do know is that I loved it a lot at the time, and used to read it countless of times whenever I wanted something to re-read. 

So this is the classic 'I'm picking this up because I know the author' (:
I don't have high expectations, but I owe it to myself to try this one out. 

Also... well, ever since the Graceling Realm trilogy ended, Kristin Cashore hasn't written anything in 5 years.
So I really feel like I want to support her.

The Graceling trilogy was a pretty great book series. 

People tell you that what happens to you is a direct result of the choices you make, but that's not fair. Half the time, you don't even realize that the choice you're about to make is significant.


There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
Publication date: September 26, 2017

Confession time: I haven't loved Stephanie Perkins books so far.
Wait, I didn't hate them. I actually did like them. It's just... they never clicked with me.
I didn't see the fluffiness and happiness and cuteness everyone else was seeing.
They were a nice 3 stars read for me. 

I know a lot of people absolutely LOVE them, so I'm sorry you must hear I don't '^^ . 

Anyways! I'm looking forward to seeing this author plunging into horror.
This is going to be interesting. 


An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
Publication date: September 26

I don't know much of anything about this book other than the fact that the reviews got me hooked.
Especially since so many of my friends on Goodreads marked it as to read. 

All I know is that this is a YA fantasy with fairies. 

"Is that so terrible? You say it as though it's the most awful thing you can imagine. It isn't as though I've done it on purpose. Somehow I've even grown fond of your -- your irritating questions, and your short legs, and your accidental attempts to kill me."


Invictus by Ryan Graudin
Publication date: September 26

Time travel is always blessed in my heart.
No more needs to be said. 

"I could go back and kill Hitler," Far joked. "Isn't that every time traveler's dream?" 

(Doctor Who, anyone? :'D)




And that's it for my most anticipated books for September, 2017!
After this long slump, I had lots of fun writing this post.
I also got super excited for all the books to come.
Godsgrave, They Both Die At the End...
There are just so... much... anticipation.
Ahhh, I can't wait!
Just a few more days.
Tell me all about your anticipated books. What are you expecting?
Are you dying to get your hands on Godsgrave, too?
Can't wait to hear from you (:

P.S: I kind of published a poem on Goodreads.
As well as two chapters of a story I'm writing on Wattpad.
(*nervous-nervous-nervous-nervous-nervous*)

See you soon, everyone!
Until then...





The heavens grant us only one life, but through books, we live a thousand."
           -- Godsgrave, Jay Kristoff 



Thursday, July 13, 2017

Mid-Year Book Freak-Out Tag!


*freaking out*
Oh my god, is it really the middle of the year already?!
Wow... 


It doesn't seem all that long ago when I wrote my Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag 2016 Edition.
And now it's already time to wrap up the middle of 2017.
Welp! Shall I? 


The second half of 2017... here we come. 



#1: Best book you've read so far in 2017

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
My rating: 3.5


It's funny.
There were books I rated more than this and yet... Lord of Shadows is still my favorite as of this half of 2017.
What's also funny: Lady Midnight was in this exact same place last year.
What can I say... I'm a shadowhunters obsessed. *smirk*. 

The next shdowhunters book cannot possibly come soon enough.
Cannot possibly, I tell you. 

"The Lightwood family motto is 'We mean well'." 
"Very funny." 
Julian looked over at her. "No, really, it actually is." 
"Seriously? So what's the Herondale family motto? 'Chiseled but angsty'?"  
He shrugged. " 'If you don't know what your last name is, it's probably Herondale'?" 
Emma burst out laughing. "What about Carstairs?" She asked, tapping cortana. " ' We have a sword? ' ' Blunt instruments are for losers'?"  
"Morgenstern," offered Julian. " ' When in doubt, start a war'?"  
"How about 'Has even one of us ever been any good, like ever, seriously'?"


#2: Best sequel you've read so far in 2017

The End of Oz by Danielle Paige
My rating: 4 stars

I was going to review this book but... it never happened.
Why?
I don't know. I asked my brain many times but it does not reveal its inner workings.
If it had, I'm sure life would be much easier. 

Anyways!
I'm not sure if this counts as a sequel but this is the fourth and final book in the Dorothy Must Die series

A short synopsis about the series (for those of you who aren't familiar with it): We all know Dorothy Gale's story. The lion, the tin man, Toto, Yellow road, magic. It was all supposed to come to an end with 'there's no place like home!'
But what if Dorothy came back to Oz? What if magic corrupted her and she became... evil?
Enters Amy Gum, a modern Taxes girl swept into Oz to be its savior.
But can she do it? Does she have what it takes? Is she willing to fall into the dark side to achieve that? 

This spin-off/retelling story will sweep you off your feet.
It has magic, mayhem, good and evil, dubious morals, a lunatic Dorothy, romance, and so much more.
I highly recommend everyone to give this one a try. 

I had enough problems of my own back in Kansas. Why couldn't I have been swept away to an imaginary kingdom where nothing was wrong at all - where I could just kick my legs up and enjoy a nice, relaxing vacation? I racked my brain, trying to remember if there were any books or movies like that, and realized there weren't any. 


#3: New release you haven't read yet, but want to

                                 If Birds Fly Back          This is How it Happened by Paula Stokes
                           by Carlie Sorosiak  


I've already read a sample of each of those books and they both seem amazing.
I really can't wait to dive deeper into them.
They're complex, they deal with difficult subjects, the writing is great.
I think I'm going to start with If Birds Fly Back. Hope to love it (:

"We can't define people by their worst actions."  
-- Paula Stokes, This is How it Happened

"Sometimes there are no second chances to say how we feel." 
-- If Birds Fly Back, Carlie Sorosiak 


#4: Most anticipated release for the second half of the year

                      Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff        The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan
                Publication date: September 5th           Publication date: October 3rd

My level of excitement for Godsgrave: AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
My level of excitement for The Ship of the Dead: AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

See? I couldn't exactly choose between those two. I would feel way to guilty for not including the other. 

It's funny, those two fantasy books can't be more different from one another yet I love them with a passion that cannot be vanquished. 

Godsgrave would probably destroy my soul (as Jay Kristoff does best).
The Ship of the Dead would probably make me squeal in happiness and swoon at every single thing.  

Like I said, those two books can't be more different :O 

"Where's the gold?" I demanded. "Don't make me unleash my sword's playlist."  
-- The Ship of the Dead, Rick Riordan

"Conquer your fear. Conquer the world." 
-- Godsgrave, Jay Kristoff 


#5: Biggest disappointment

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
My rating: 3 stars

I literally started my review with these words: 'I'm disappointed.'

It pains me to say this but Flame in the Mist was so very disappointing for me. For various reasons. The main one being I found the book to lack a lot of development. I felt like I was seeing what was happening but not actually feeling it. 

For basically all of the story I just felt like some unwelcome passenger in the back seat of a car.
Stuff were happening, but no one bothered to explain the motives or feelings behind them.
I just... it's hard to explain, but this is as close as I can describe it.
I did my best to convey my emotions in the review. It was especially important because I received it as an e-ARC from NetGalley (which I'm still so very thankful for). 

"If I am marching to my death, then I will march to it as a girl. Without fear." 


#6: Biggest surprise

How to Fall in Love by Cecelia Ahren
My rating: 3.5 stars
My review

I definitely did not expect this wonderful little book. 

And it's all thanks to Amy from A Magical World of Words for making me want to read it.

Some of the best books are the ones that catch us by surprise. Especially if it's a book you never imagined you'd like.
I mean, How to Fall in Love is wonderful and it's heartfelt and it teaches you so much about life, love, death. But based on the genre, and considering this is considered an adult book, I would never have imagined to pick it up.
I'm so glad I did, though.
It was such a wonderful journey, and I really highly recommend it to everyone. 
Although, pay attention that this book deal with Suicide, so if it's something that's a trigger warning for you than you shouldn't be reading How to Fall in Love.  

Life is a series of moments and moments are always changing, just like thoughts, negative and positive. And though it may be human nature to dwell, like many natural things it's senseless, senseless to allow a single thought to inhabit a mind because thoughts are like guests or fairweather friends. As soon as they arrive, they can leave, and even the ones that take a long time to emerge fully can disappear in an instant. Moments are precious; sometimes they linger and other times they're fleeting, and yet so much could be done in them; you could change a mind, you could save a life and you could even fall in love.  


#7: Favorite new author (debut or just new to you)

Veronica Rossi, author of Under the Never Sky & Riders

Okay, so... I - ashamedly so - have not discovered any new (debut or new to me) authors this half year.
Yep.
But! My love for a certain's author books did grow considerably this year with the release of her newest book Seeker

For those of you who don't know, Riders has been one of my most favorite books of last year. It's an original and intense story about the four-horsemen of apocalypse (who are actually 4 messed up teenagers) and the girl who guides them on their journey to save the world.
Really cool stuff. Please read. 

Evil is its own undoing. 


#8: Newest fictional crush


My favorite question is here!
Okay, so... 
Kit from The Dark Artifices.

I am actually aware that he's (currently) way too young for me.
I shall wait. I shall wait as long as I must!
Then again... I'm pretty sure someone already stole Kit away (: 

It wasn't that he had any particular desire to learn how to use a dagger - nothing beyond the general interest he figured most teenagers had in deadly weapons. 


#9: Newest favorite character


Hmmmm.... 
This is a hard one.
I have many not-new ones, but the question is newest - which I'm assuming means someone who became my favorite this past half year.
Then it that case I would say...
Daryn from Seeker
We got to know her so much better in this book. I appreciated how strong minded and tough she was. She never gave up, and it's not something that is ever easy to do. 
Daryn is fiercely independent and she would do anything to save her friends. 

Sometimes you hurt people even if it's the last thing you want to do.


#10: Book that made you cry

I would say that there are three book that made me emotional this half-year. Not to the verge of tears, but... to the verge of sadness. Each in their own way. 
And those are: 



How to Fall in love, naturally made me emotional because of its difficult subject. More especially so because something like this happened to someone that I knew and it was very important for me to read this book because of it. 

Lord of Shadows was filled from beginning to end with ominous signs. There were quite a few scenes when I didn't think I could deal with it if it actually happened. I know Cassandra Clare, and while she's not ruthless... she doesn't spare us from tragedy and sadness. I feel like something terrible is going to happen, and it's probably going to crush us. 

When people die, our dreams of what they could be die with them.

The Dark Prophecy's main character is a thousands years old god. You can't have that without darkness. It's not a teenage boy like Percy or Magnus. They had it rough, they had it terrible, but Apollo is old. So old. And when you start learning about all the things in his past... it's also so sad. 

Was there anyone I hadn't betrayed and disappointed? Any relationship I hadn't destroyed? 


#11: Book that made you happy

The Shadowhunter's Codex by Cassandra Clare
My rating: 4 stars

Reading The Shadowhunter's Codex (finally!) was great.
I found it lying there in one of those rare bookstores that actually have some selection of English books, and I took it and made it mine (*evil laugh*).

It was fun, it was funny, it was insighting.
I simply had a great time reading it, and it was great. 

After my somewhat disappointment in Lord of Shadows, I was reminded with this one why I love this world and characters so much.
I loved it.
Highly recommended for all of you Shadowhunters out there that have yet to read it.
I also recommend reading it in its physical edition (because of the side notes), but it can be read on kindle as well. 

"Sometimes the newly marked go into shock. The good news it, if this happens to you, you are unlikely to notice, because you'll be in shock." 


#12: Most beautiful book you've bought so far this year

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
Publication date: January 17, 2017

I have yet to read it (as I tend to do), but there is no denying this cover is absolutely beautiful in the flesh (yep, I have this book in physical copy! One of those rare moments). 

You know what it reminds me of? The crack in the wall from Doctor Who. 

It's simple and it's beautiful. Definitely one of the best looking covers out there. 

I also love the cover of The Shadowhunters Codex and Seeker. They're both beautiful. 

"You want to see people as extremes. Bad or good, trustworthy or not. I understand. It's easier that way. But that isn't how people work."



#13: What books do you need to read before the end of the year?


Need? 
Well... no one is exactly sitting on me and threatening me to read books here :'D
Reading is not something I need to do, it's something I desperately want to do.
Need is just... it sounds too forceful.
I can never force myself to read something. It has to come from the heart. 

But anyways!
I really-really want to get to Six of Crows & Rebel of the Sands.
I also want to re-read Fangirl, Maybe Someday, and The Mortal Instruments - they're always my go-to comfort books, and I feel like I need to re-read them again (:




And this conclude my Mid-Year Book Freak-Out tag of 2017!
How was it? Hope I did well ;)
What about you? Have you done this already? If not, consider yourselves tagged.
This is a really fun tag to wrap up this half a year.
I guess I'll see you with another wrap up like this at the end of the year, huh? ;)
Until then there should be lots of book reviews and other posts!
*saying is believing*
See you soon!
Until then...





"Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you."  
-- Louis L'Amor