Review: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

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Title: Girls of Paper and Fire
Author: Natasha Ngan
Date: November 6th 2018
Pages: 336
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson Books

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan is a Young Adult LGBTQ+ fantasy book with a diverse cast. The country of Ikhara is ruled by a king who each year takes eight girls from the Paper Caste, the lowest caste made up of people without any beastly feature. Then there is the Steel Caste formed by half-humans who possess animal-demon qualities and above all of them we find the Moon Caste which includes only fully demons.

Lei is from one of the most poor regions of Ikhara and she despises Moon people because of what they did to her people and to her family, however the news of her golden eyes have reached th capital city and she’s taken away from her home to become a Paper girl of the king. Although she surrendered to her fate, she would have never thought that she would fall in love with another Paper girl.Read More »

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Blog Tour With Review+Giveaway: Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil by Mary Fan

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Title: Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil (Flynn Nightsider, #1)
Author: Mary Fan
Date: May 15th 2018
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

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Synopsis

Break the enchantments. Find the truth. Ignite the revolution.

A century ago, the Enchanters defeated the evil Lord of the Underworld, but not before he’d unleashed his monsters and ravaged the earth. The Enchanters built the Triumvirate out of what remained of the United States, demanding absolute obedience in exchange for protection from the lingering supernatural beasts.

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Review: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White

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Title: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
Author: Kiersten White
Date: September 25th 2018
Pages: 304
Publisher: Delacorte Press

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White is a YA retelling of Frankenstein told by the point of view of Elizabeth Lavenza, an orphan adopted by the Frankestein family and whose purpose was taking care and calming young Victor Frankenstein.

I highly enjoyed this book and I think Kiersten White did an excellent job at writing a strong and capable protagonist. Elizabeth is a survivor, she easily adapts to the different situations in order to achieve what she wants, be it with her unscroupolous attitude. I admired her for her strength and intelligence.Read More »

Halloween Creatures 2.0 Book Tag

Hi, everyone!

I was tagged by Kaitlyn @ Kaitlyn’s Cozy Reading Corner to do the Halloween Creatures 2.0 Book Tag created by Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward, one of the Blogoween hosts!

Here are the rules:

  • Answer all prompts.
  • Answer honestly.
  • Tag 1-13 people.
  • Link back to this post.
  • Remember to credit the creator. (Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward)
  • Have fun!

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WARNING: I will write spoilers in orange, so don’t read that part if you’re spooked/terrified/frightened/scared by SPOILERS!

Witch
A Magical Character or Book.

 Sorina from Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody is special: she has the rare ability to create illusions made of flesh and bone and each with a unique personality.

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Werewolf
The Perfect Book to Read at Night.

Even though I didn’t enjoy much The Hazel Wood, I recognise how I was chilled while reading this book. It’s dark and bothering in a creepy way.

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Frankenstein
A Book that Truly Shocked You.

Whoever has read The Vegetarian by Kang Han will always tell you how this book is shocking and revealing. It tells the story of this woman who decides one day to become vegetarian in a prominently meat-eating society and it describes her path towards schizophrenia.

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The Devil
A Dark, Evil Character.

Okay, I’m currently reading The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White and I think Victor perfectly fits the description. Science is good, if you use it to improve human life, but never, ever try to overcome its limits! He’s so scary and his character frightens me.

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Grim Reaper
A Character that Should Never Have Died.

I was so heartbroken while reading about Holland’s death because I would have loved to read more about him! I think he deserved more space in the book and I wanted to read his redemption story.

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Zombie
A Book that Made You “Hungry” for More.

Well, there are many books but the one which comes to my mind right now is Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi. It’s fast-paced and a Nigerian-inspired book. Plus, its sequel will be released in a few days so I’m particularly psyched for it!

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 Gargoyle
A Character that You Would Protect at All Cost.

I have so many precious characters, you can’t ask me this!? At the top of my priority list I have Dineas from Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne because he was tortured and suffers of PTSD, while trying to protect his people.

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Vampire
A Book that Sucked the Life Out of You.

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore exhausted me. Its flowery language made it difficult to pay attention to the story, I wasn’t like that much the book so I had to DNF it. I hope to pick it up at a later time.

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Ghost
A Book that Still Haunts You.

It’s impossible to narrow it down to one! You are asking the impossible. Darius the Great Is Not Okay is unforgettable in a good way. I can’t stop thinking about this book even though I’m reading other novels right now. And clearly my love for it goes to great lengths because I’m always talking about it!

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Demon
A Book that Really Scared You.

I’m not easily scared by books so I can’t answer this one. And no, I haven’t read any Stephen King book and I’m not sorry because I don’t like much this genre. I ask for forgiveness.

Skeleton
A Character You Have a Bone to Pick With.

Emma Blue’s character irked me. She was immature throughout the book and always belittled her best friend for being a girl who liked make-up and did video tutorials.

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Mummy
A Book You Would Preserve Throughout Time.

Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman is one of my most favorite books of all time. It’s heartbreaking and I resonated very much with Rumi’s story.

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Creepy Doll
A Cover too Scary to Look At.

I. Just. Like. Covers?! I don’t think I’ve ever come across a creepy cover yet. But I’ll let you know when I do.

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DNF R(ant)eview: Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton

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Title: The Queens of Innis Lear
Author: Tessa Gratton
Date: March 27th 2018
Pages: 576
Publisher: Tor

I was accepted for an eARC of The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton on Netgalley a long time ago. However, for personal reasons, I never started it until last week and for this I’m ashamed. It’s a retelling of the tragedy King Lear by William Shakespeare (I didn’t know because my knowledge of English literature is small) and it tells different point-of-views of the story.

I was disappointed while reading the novel and I couldn’t bring myself to finish it. Not only because it has over 600 hundred pages, but also because of some things of the story that I will further explain in the next paragraphs.Read More »

Review: Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

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Title: Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game, #1)
Author: Amanda Foody
Date: April 10th 2018
Pages: 411
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody is a Young Adult fantasy book set in New Reynes, the City of Sin. Enne Salta has decided to go in search of her missing mother and her only clue is a name: Levi Glaisyer. However, right after arriving in the most dangerous city in the world, she encounters problems and the person that can help her is not as she quite imagined it.

First of all, I need to describe a little the setting, otherwise you will be confused by some parts of my review! New Reynes is divided between North and South and there are three gangs:

  • The Scarhands: the smugglers (characterized by scars on their palms and wrists)
  • The Irons: the cheats (who possess the tattoo of a club)
  • The Doves: the assassins (their hair are white)

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Blogger Bubble #6: Bookish Pet Peeves

Every reader has bookish pet peeves: sometimes we’re bothered by things that many people find normal, sometimes we do things that others think are unusual.

But let’s dive further into these pet peeves*:

  • When we dog-read pages: I would never, ever do this. I don’t know why but I get very upset when the perfect page of a book (or textbooks) gets bent over. I think it just ruins the unblemished appearance of the novel.

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