Summer 2018 Comment Challenge: June

Every year Lonna @ FLYLēF and Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense host the Summer Comment Challenge in which a blogger is paired with another blogger and they have to comment on each other’s blog and support them. I decided to sign up this year for the month of June and I can’t wait to know who I’ll be paired with!

I signed up for the 5+ comments, but if possible, I will comment more times.

I think this idea is quite amazing and, if you want to sign up for the challenge too, or want to read the rules, just click the banner.

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The Ace of Shades Book Tag, #Doves Edition

The awesome Min, reviewer at Min And Her Books and a fellow diverse blogger, created the Ace of Shades Book Tag, #Doves Edition with the help of Katie from Katsyxo.

I loved doing this tag! Without farther ado, these are my answers…

1. Ace of Shades takes place in the very mysterious, very dangerous City of Sin. Name a fictional city with a personality of it’s own!

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In Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi, the author created the city of Kos, inspired by Lagos, where his mother lived before moving to the US. This is city is dangerous and full of life. I also recommend this book since is a Nigerian-inspired novel!

2. The City of Sin is home to three ruthless gangs: the Irons, the Scarhands and the Doves. Tell us about your favorite fictional criminal character/family/group!

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Sorina and her illusions are a united family. Amanda Foody’s debut novel, Daughter of the Burning City, portrays a thought-provoking and inspiring family dynamics.

3. Enne and Levi are about to be thrown into a deadly game… Name your favorite book in which the characters must play with, and for, their lives.

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This is a difficult one, but I will go with Firstlife by Gena Showalter. It’s a wonderful book packed with action, love and the protagonist is very witty.

4. The Doves are a gang of assassins… What book you’d kill to have in your hands right now?

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War Storm by Victoria Aveyard. You can love or hate her books. There’s no middle ground. And I loved Red Queen, so I’m super excited about the last book of the series.

5. The City of Sin is full of people with dark and complicated pasts. Name one book or book series you used to like, but don’t anymore.

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There aren’t many books that I used to like and now I don’t anymore. But Shadowhunters is one of them. While The Infernal Devices trilogy is one of my most  favorite trilogies, after reading Lady Midnight, I decided to stop reading her books.

6. With complicated pasts abound, we can find many… burnt cinnamon rolls, so to speak. Name a character that has prickly and tough exterior, but is actually a sweetheart deep down!

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Another tough question! There are so many, but one of my most favorite cinnamon roll characters is Jack Deveaux from The Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole.

7. Not only anti-heroes live in the Ace of Shades world! In New Reynes, one can find plenty of villains as well. Which bookish character do you just love to hate?

I sincerely don’t know how to answer. I don’t have anyone I love to hate. Or at least nothing comes to my mind right now. Maybe I will update this answer once I know who I love to hate.

8. You, much like our main character Enne’s mother, went missing in the City of Sin. The main character from the last book you read is the one looking for you… How screwed are you?

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Then it would be Eliza Mirk, protagonist of Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia.

Well, what do you think about the tag? You can participate as well!

P.S. If you want to know more about Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody, read this post; you’ll also find info about the pre-order campaign.

Mental Health Book Bingo Wrap-up post

Hi, everyone!

I’m sorry I haven’t been much active the last two weeks, but it was the period of exams and I’m still studying for some subjects. I hope I will be able to post all the reviews of the books I’ve read until now by mid-February.

You all know that I participated to the Mental Health Book Bingo and I haven’t read as much books as I hoped. Anyway, here’s the list of the books I read for the bingo. Read More »

Mental Health Book Bingo TBR List

Though I know I’m a little late, but here’s my TBR for the Mental Health Book Bingo created by What The Log Had To Say to increase people’s awareness of mental illnesses.

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I think it’s important when we read books that deal not only with mental health, but also with racism, LGBTQ+ and other things to keep our mind open to how different is this world and to shatter the stigmas surrounding mental illnesses.

Along with the books, I will indicate the prompts I will cross with them, hoping I will manage to read all of these and more if I have time because, as they say, the more the merrier! I already read and reviewed The Vegetarian by Han Kang, but I will include it anyway.

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The Vegetarian by Han Kang: Marginalised MC with MI; Elderly MC with MI

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Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall: MC with +2 MI’s; Agoraphobia rep (ownvoices)

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Everything All At Once by Katrina Leno: Anxiety rep (ownvoices)

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Far From You by Tess Sharpe: Addiction rep (ownvoices); YA novel with MI

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Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson: Free Space

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Paperweight by Meg Haston: MC in therapy

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Girl Against The Universe by Paula Stokes: PTSD rep (ownvoices)

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The Art Of Starving by Sam J. Miller: LGBTQ+ MC with MI; ED rep (ownvoices)

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Words On Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton: Delusions/Hallucinations rep (ownvoices)

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Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone: OCD rep (ownvoices); Depression rep (ownvoices)

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A Tragic Kind Of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom: Bipolar disorder; Romance with MC with MI