WWW Wednesday

 


WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam. To participate, you just have to answer these following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you will read next?

curent read

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I got this book from June Owlcrate Jr box. I’ve read several books by Liesl before and I love them so I’m very excited to read this one too!


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Otherwood surprised me so much, it’s unpredictable and the worldbuilding is so unique. I finished it in less than 5 hours! Lifel1k3 is superb, there are SO MANY twists and turns, seriously I never read so many twists in one book like this! And this book broke my heart into pieces 😭. Review for this books are coming out soon!


Next Read

Who knows what my net read will be? Because it’ll depend on my mood. I’m such a mood reader! But I think I’m gonna read one of these after I finished Grump!

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Top 5 Tuesday: Series I Need to Re-Read


Top 5 Tuesday is weekly meme hosted by Shanah and this week’s topic is Top 5 Naked Hardcovers


Here’s a shocking truth: I never re-read! Not because I remember every details in every books, in fact, I’m a forgetful person. I never re-read because I simply think it’s not necessary, why would I re-read if I could just read new books? Shame on me, I know 😂

But lately I’ve been thinking to re-read some of my favorite books that I have forgotten the details. And the books I want to re-read someday are:

Harry Potter

Honestly I don’t remember every details in this series anymore and I need to because this is my favorite series ever! How could I do this to something I love?!

The Selection

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I read this series in my mother language years ago and I need to re-read this in english because I think there are so many missing informations in the translated book. Also, this series is always a pleasure to read anytime!

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

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These books introduced me to my fav author of all time, Rick Riordan. I read this so many years ago and I barely remember anything, I also read the translated books so this series definitely worth to re-read!

The Bartimaeus Trilogy

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I remember that I loved this series so much but I don’t remember why, God I read this so long ago!

The City of Brass

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I wish I could re-read this one soon because the sequel will be release in January 2019. I need to remember every details before dive into the second book!


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Why do you re-read? What’s the book you want to re-read?

carolina

 

 

The Dollar Kids

Title: The Dollar Kids
Author: Jennifer Richard Jacobson, Ryan Andres (Illustrator)
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages: 416 pages
Year of Publication: August 2018
Rating: 4
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I got this e-ARC from Candlewick Press through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!

I’m trying to explore more genre because for all my love I always been afraid to get out of my comfort genre and I’ve been meaning to read Middle Grade books other than fantasy, so you could see that I’m really glad when I found out that NetGalley approved me to read this e-ARC!


plot

Twelve-year-old Lowen Grover is a passionate comic artist, at least he was, until his only friend Abe who’s usually there when he was drawing and criticizing him, died in a random shooting. After that, Lowen barely draw anymore because it’s always reminding him of Abe. Haunted by guilt and grief, all Lowen need is to escape the town he lived in. So when he saw the advertising of one dollar house in a former mill town, it seems like a perfect escape. He proposes the idea to his parents and siblings, and after various considerations they decided to give it a try. But is that really a good choice? Have they traded one set of problems for another?

I must warn you that if you don’t have the patience to read a slow pace book then you might won’t survive this because the pace is so slow and sligthly boring, at first. Well you know I hate slow paced books too but the good thing is, I always power though, and for once I’m glad that I power through this book and not DNF this. I read the first 250 pages in 3 weeks but then things are getting interesting after that and it only took me 2 days to finish the rest.  Continue reading “The Dollar Kids”

Mystery Blogger Award

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Thank you so so much for Heidi and Maddie for nominating me in this award. I can’t thank you enough for being such an amazing friend. You guys should totally check their blog out 💕

So What is a Mystery Blogger Award?

“This is an award for amazing bloggers with indigenous posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging and they do it with so much love and passion.” Okoto Enigma


Rules:

  • Display award logo
  • List the rules
  • Thank the person that nominated you!
  • Mention and link the award creator: Okoto Enigma
  • Tell your readers three things about yourself
  • Answer the questions from the person who nominated you
  • Nominate 10 – 20 people
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice

Three Things About Myself:

  • I’m afraid of most animals. Big and small. The only animals I’m not afraid of are ants, flies, and mosquitos!
  • I don’t like romance books but I really really love romantic poetry. So weird!
  • I love the smell of gasoline 😂

Five Questions from Heidi :

If there was a portal that would bring you to any story, where would you go and why?

Haha you know my answer will forever be Wizarding World right? Why? Because I want to be a student at Hogwarts, and I want to experience all the magic stuff!!

What supernatural power would you like?

I would really like to have a teleportation ability, that would be so useful in my everyday life!

Would you rather go to the beach or the mountains?

Beach, mostly because I hate hiking and climbing. So I’d rather be chilling at the beach!

If you could adopt any animal/pet from any book, who would it be and why?

If only I wasn’t afraid of animals, I’d definitely adopt Sam (from Granted). He’s so funny, brave, and loyal, he’s the best friend you could ever ask!

What are three words that your friends would use to describe you?

Calm. Nerd. Intelligent.

Five Questions from Maddie:

Why did you start blogging?

I started this journey from bookstagram, and then I feel like I need to write longer review for the books I’ve read so I decided to start a book blog. I still don’t know what I’m doing though, I mostly post review and participate in book meme, but I love interacting with all of you in this supportive community!

Now that half the year is done, what are your goals for your reading and blogging for the rest of the year?

I’m 3 books behind schedule so hopefully I could catch up my reading goal. I don’t have specific goal for my reading and blogging. I just want to read and post whatever I like 😂

Which fictional character would be your real-life BFF?

I think captain Thorne would be my BFF. Okay I admit I’d have a crush on him a little bit but I’d never separate him from Cress! Thorne is a funny guy, you can count on him in every situation, and he’d perfectly match my cinder-like personality!

Who’s your favourite villain (book or movie)?

Adelina Amouteru from The Young Elite trilogy. She’s the most complex character, three dimensional, and well developed. But now when I think of it, were she really a villain?

You’re speaking to an acquaintance who has something in their teeth, do you tell them or not? Would you want someone to tell you?

Hmm I’m not sure. But if they are an acquaintance I guess it’s better not to tell them because some people just couldn’t handle that kind of embarassment. If it were me I guess I wouldn’t want someone to tell me either! It’d save me from getting awkward!


My Questions:

  1. What do you love about blogging?
  2. If you had to marry a villain from a book, who would you marry?
  3. What is your favorite trope?
  4. Do you prefer plot driven books or character driven books?
  5. What make you give low rating to books?

Nominees:


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WWW Wednesday

 


WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam. To participate, you just have to answer these following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you will read next?

curent read
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You know this book has been on my TBR from the very first time and I’m so glad that I finally had the chance to read the e-ARC. I’m currently on 43% progress and I’m slightly disappointed, slighly, just a tiny bit. I can’t share it with you yet but I will soon!

Oh and I’ll be hosting a blog tour on 28th August with other blogger friends, so keep your eyes open!


just finished

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Well I didn’t expect I will end up crying my lungs out hoping this book won’t end because I really didn’t like this book until pages 250-ish. For once I’m glad that I forced myself to power through this book! Review coming up soon!


Next Read

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This is one of my latest purchase. I love Illuminae Files so of course I bought another book by Jay Kristoff. And I’ve heard amazing things about it, so I really hope that I’ll like this book!


 

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Have you read any of this books? What do you think about it?

What’s your current read? Do you like it?
carolina

Top 5 Tuesday: Character Driven Books


Top 5 Tuesday is weekly meme hosted by Shanah and this week’s topic is Top 5 Naked Hardcovers


To be quite honest, I don’t really like character driven books. I couldn’t care less about the characters if the worldbuilding is confusing and the plot is dragging too much! I’d prefer plot driven books even if the characters are so badly written and sometimes make me want to strangle them (yes, I’m looking at you Mare Barrow!).

But I have to admit that some authors did a really great job in creating their characters. And these are some of the books that I think are more prominent than the plot itself.

The Raven Cycle

Of course this book will be in my number one list. You all know how much I despise this book because of the slow pace and pointless plot, and the confusing worldbuilding. But I have to admit that the characters in this series are so complex. I love Ronan the most, and I’m sorry love but I can’t, I just can’t continue reading the books, I just had enough.

Six of Crows

Maybe it’s my fault because I didn’t read The Grisha Trilogy first before I read this. And it makes me confuse by the bizarre terms. I didn’t really like the plot but I love some of the characters so much. Inej, Nina, Matthias are so well written!

The Young Elite

I can’t really say that this is character driven book because I love the plot and the worldbuilding too. But I have to mention Adelina Amouteru because she’s the most interesting character I’ve ever read, it’s amazing how she could change dramatically throughout the books and how the world evolve around her.

The Dollar Kids

This book is about Lowen who lost his bestfriend and feel responsible for what happened. Basically this book is about overcoming grief and how to deal with guilt. The plot is so fricking slow but to watch Lowen slowly recover from his past and try to move on is a really touching story and really worth to read.

Heartless

Okay this might be a very unpopular opinion because I know so many people hate Cath. But I actually in love with Cath’s character, and I’m amaze by how a sweet girl like Cath could become the evil Queen of Hearts.

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Do you prefer plot driven books or character driven books? What’s your favorite character driven books?

carolina

The Explorer

Title: The Explorer
Author: Katherine Rundell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Book
Pages: 337 pages
Year of Publication: August 2017
Rating: 4
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I have never been surprised by a book as much as this book did to me! This book was recommended by a dear friend of mine, she rarely read Children/Middle Grade book but for some reasons she gave this book a try and she was blown away.  So she was really excited to introduce me to this book because she knew I love Children/Middle Grade book. But I wasn’t sure if I’m gonna like it because I usually read fantasy, and knowing that this entire book is about an adventure in Amazon really make me question what’s so interesting about it. But boy was I wrong! I’m so glad I took her advice and just read it without any expectation! Because in the end this book shock the bejeezus out of me!

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This book is about Fred, Lila, Max, and Con. Four children who were on six-seated aeroplane from Manaus to England before the pilot had a heart attack and the plane dive straight into the Amazon. The children are wounded and traumatize, but alive and also lost in the jungle. In order to get home, they have to survive the jungle.

You probably wonder how boring it must be to read 300-ish pages of children surviving in the jungle, well guess what, I did too! But once you read about these children and follow their adventure, you could never stop reading until the end.

They have to find food, build shelter, survive the weather and whatever dangerous creature there might be in the wild jungle of Amazon with little knowledge they had about survival.

The pace is rather slow and I normally hate slow pace book but I was surprised by how I enjoy the pace because I’m too caught up on their adventure. Continue reading “The Explorer”

The Sunshine Blogger Award

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I received my very first award!! Thank you so much Hamad for nominating me, you’re such a great and supportive friend and I can’t thank you enough for being so kind to me!


The Rules

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you by linking their blog
  2. Answer the questions
  3. Nominate 11 blogs with 11 questions
  4. List the rules as well as display the Sunshine Award Logo on your post

Hamad’s Questions:

– Who was your first book crush?

My very first book crush is Leo Valdez from Heroes of Olympus series by my all time favorite author Rick Riordan. Leo is such a strong, funny, and intelligent person, I love his personality so much. He will always be my number one book crush!

– When did you start reading?

You may have heard this story from my Harry Potter Anniversary Week post but I love to tell the story again. My father bought me Harry Potter book when I was six, he encouraged me to read it even though I thought it was lame. Little did I know, I was captivated by fantasy books and never stop reading fantasy until now. All thanks to you, father 💕

– What is the last book that made you cry?

The Burning Maze for sure shocked me and made me cry like a baby! That unexpected twist! How dare you Uncle Rick!

– How many hours do you read per day?

I’m so busy working so I only have 2-3 hours before I sleep. I could read more in my day off, but I prefer sleep or playing games so 😂

– If you were a book/ movie character, would you be a main or secondary one?

Well I haven’t thought about it before. But I guess I’d the side character, simply because I don’t want too many attentions haha.

– What book you wish you have never read?

Everything Everyting by Nicola Yoon. That book upset me so much! I think it’s unoriginal and the romance is forced. I hoped I could erase that book from my mind forever!

– What is your favorite food?

I love food!! And I have so many favorites, I love fried noodle, fried rice, grilled ribs!

– What is your hidden talent?

I don’t think I have one. I love to sing and I’m pretty good at it but nobody knows that because I’m just a bathroom singer 😂

– What are some of your favorite words?

I don’t have favorite words 😂 but I love using the using word “love” 💕

– What do you do when you are not reading?

Working, sleeping, blogging, playing games. Mostly working and playing games 😂

– What was your favorite school subject?

I love English and Chemistry!


My Questions:

  1. What’s one book you’ll always recommend?
  2. What is your biggest bookish pet peeves?
  3. What is your latest obsession except books?
  4. Who encouraged you to read books for the first time?
  5. What is your least favorite genre? And why?
  6. Who is your most read author?
  7. What’s your most disappointing book?
  8. How many books are in your TBR right now?
  9. How did you manage your time to read, work/school, and other activities?
  10. Why do you love reading?
  11. What are your biggest fandom?

Nominees:

I realy want to nominees all of you because you are all the sunshine of this community but I can’t tag all of you. Here are some friends that I really enjoy talking and fangirling to!


 

Top 5 Wednesday: Best Books You’ve Read So Far in 2018


TOP 5 WEDNESDAY is a weekly meme created by Lainey  GingerReadsLainey on Youtube. You get a new topic every Wednesday, and list your top 5 according to the topic. You could join by clicking here.


I haven’t read many books this year but this is my favorite read so far in 2018 in no particular order.


Strange the Dreamer

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I read this book in the beginning of 2018. I’m not a fans of purple prose book but this book hooked me from the start. Laini Taylor’s writing is so magical and the story is out of this world.

You can read my review by clicking the image.

 

 


The Burning Maze

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This is the third book of The Trials of Apollo and so far this is my favorite book in the series. This is also a surprising read for me because RICK DID SOMETHING THAT I CAN’T FORGIVE!!

You can read my review by clicking the image.

 

 


The Explorer

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Aaah this book is also a surprising read, because I expected nothing of this book and it turned out to be one of my favorite read this year.

I love the adventure and the writing. Will definitely read other books by Katherine Rundell again soon!!

 

 


Children of Blood and Bone

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I hope you don’t mind if I mention this book over and over again because I’m kinda obsessed with this book. The magic, the worldbuilding, the characters, seriously the entire book is masterpiece.

You can read my review by clicking the image.

 

 


Nevermoor

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This is one book that I will treasure for my entire life. If you’re looking for a great magical world with awesome worldbuilding and characters, you should definitely pick this up!

You can read my review by clicking the image.

 

 

 


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What’s your top 5 reads so far this year? Have you read any of this books? What do you think about them?

carolina

Top 5 Tuesday: Naked Hardcovers


Top 5 Tuesday is weekly meme hosted by Shanah and this week’s topic is Top 5 Naked Hardcovers


I actually love so many naked covers I could barely choose top 20! So choosing only 5 is literally killng me, but in the end  Imanaged to sort them out. So here goes my top 5 naked covers in no particular order.

Nevermoor

Nevermoor is one of my favorite middle grade fantasy ever! This book is not only beautiful on the outside but also in the inside. Just look at that beautiful naked cover, the illustration of the town goes all the way to the back cover with so many little gold speckles, but it’s not too obvious in the picture!

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Strange the Dreamer

I just looove the simplicity of this naked hardcover, how can a moth be this beautiful?29402394_175172419792530_1748750575140339712_n (1)

The Surface Breaks

I mean, who doesn’t love this naked cover? It’s mermaid scale!! I don’t even like mermaid I think they’re scary creature but this cover is gorgeous!

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Circe

This is the most amazing bright cover I’ve ever seen in my entire life! Look at those flowers detail. I haven’t read this book before but I’ve heard so many great reviews!

This picture is not mine, click the picture to go to the owner’s instagram feed.

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The Binding

This book is going to be release on January 2019 and I’M IN LOVE ALREADY. Look at that golden detail, this book look so magical. And I’ve read the synopsis, and it sounds very promising. It’s nowhere near 2019 but I’m positive that this book is gonna win the most beautiful cover of 2019!

This picture is not mine, click the picture to go to the owner’s instagram feed.

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What’s the most beautiful cover you’ve ever seen? Are they beautiful on the inside too? Have you read any of these books? What do you think of the cover and the story? Tell me!

carolina