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Most Anticipated Books Of 2018

Hey Guys! It is Max here and I will be doing my ‘Most Anticipated Books Of 2018’ Article today! I know my schedule for this mini-series is supposed to be due on the 1st of January but I had many things to do and the following days just got worse. Therefore, I did not follow the schedule. Sorry!

As for now, I am going to restate the schedule and links down below and apparently, this is going to be the last article for this mini-series which I do not wish to leave but I must. So, I will probably perform more of these types of content on my channel and do let me know if you like this mini-series down in the comment box below! 

Statement:

Just like my previous article which is called the ‘Favourite Books Of 2017’, I had mentioned about a mini-series that I will be performing on my blog and the only article that I have yet to make is ‘My Most Anticipated Reads Of 2018’ and that article will be performed today. So, here is the list of what I will be doing for my blog’s bookish mini-series:

  1. Worst Books Of 2017
  2. Favourite Books Of 2017
  3. Most Anticipated Books Of 2017

Now, with that statement being said, let us jump into my ‘Most Anticipated Books Of 2018’ list! 

1. The Cruel Prince By Holly Black

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Synopsis:

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

Me:

I cannot wait to read this book because of how awesome it sounded and the cover is absolutely stunning! In addition, I am ready to give another chance to Holly Black because I did not love ‘The Coldest Girl In Coldtown’ but I am willing to give that book another go before I move into ‘The Cruel Prince’. So, wish me luck!

2. War Storm By Victoria Aveyard

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Synopsis:

VICTORY COMES AT A PRICE.

Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal’s betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart—and secure freedom for Reds and newbloods like her—Mare resolves to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all… starting with the crown on Maven’s head.

But no battle is won alone, and before the Reds may rise as one, Mare must side with the boy who broke her heart in order to defeat the boy who almost broke her. Cal’s powerful Silver allies, alongside Mare and the Scarlet Guard, prove a formidable force. But Maven is driven by an obsession so deep, he will stop at nothing to have Mare as his own again, even if it means demolishing everything—and everyone—in his path.

War is coming, and all Mare has fought for hangs in the balance. Will victory be enough to topple the Silver kingdoms? Or will the little lightning girl be forever silenced?

Me:

I am dead. I cannot believe that this series is coming to an end because all of my babies in this series had suffered through so much of Victoria Aveyard’s evil satisfaction and I just love this series and I do not wish for it to end but at the same time, I would like to see how it concludes… Therefore, I am the guy in between of the two categories. 

Either way, I am still excited to read this concluding novel!

3. Ash Princess By Laura Sebastian

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Synopsis:

Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Queen of Flame and Fury, was murdered before her eyes. Ten years later, Theo has learned to survive under the relentless abuse of the Kaiser and his court as the ridiculed “Ash Princess.” Pretending to be empty-headed and naive when she’s not enduring brutal whippings, she pushes down all other thoughts but one: Keep the Kaiser happy and he will keep you safe.

When the Kaiser forces her to execute her last hope of rescue, Theo can’t keep her feelings and memories pushed down any longer. She vows revenge, throwing herself into a plot to seduce and murder the Kaiser’s warrior son with the help of a group of magically gifted and volatile rebels. But Theo doesn’t expect to develop feelings for the Prinz. Or for her rebel allies to challenge her friendship with the one person who’s been kind to her throughout the last hopeless decade: her heart’s sister, Cress.

Cornered into impossible choices and unable to trust even those who are on her side, Theo will have to decide how far she’s willing to go to save her people and how much of herself she’s willing to sacrifice to become queen.

Me:

This book has a truly blessed and remarkable cover that I just could not take my eyes off of and the synopsis for this book, which is pushing my pure adrenaline to the brim, feels and reads like Red Queen. Thus, I am so pumped for this book and I cannot wait for it to be released into this beautiful world!

4. Sightwitch By Susan Dennard

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Synopsis:

Set a year before TruthwitchSightwitch follows Ryber Fortiza, the last Sightwitch Sister as she treks deep underground to rescue her missing best friend. While there, she encounters a young Nubrevnan named Kullen Ikray, who has no memory of who he is or how he wound up inside the mountain. As the two journey ever deeper in search of answers, and as they brave one close call after another, a tentative friendship forms between them—one that might one day grow into something more.

Sightwitch is told through Ryber’s journal entries and her sketches, as well as through supplementary materials (such as other journals, pieces of songs, clippings from history books, flashbacks, etc.). Though meant as a companion novella, this story serves as a set up to Bloodwitch as well as an expansion of the world.

Me:

Is it just me or are you guys also excited to read Sightwitch? I loved how Susan Dennard had crafted the world of Truthwitch and Ryber- a sightwitch, always interest as a character in Truthwitch. Therefore, I cannot wait to read this novella and know who Ryber really is!

5. Ace Of Shades Amanda Foody

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Synopsis:

Welcome to the City of Sin, where casino families reign, gangs infest the streets…
and secrets hide in every shadow.

Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted.

Frightened and alone, her only lead is a name: Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected—he’s a street lord and a con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn’t have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne’s offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems. 

Their search for clues leads them through glamorous casinos, illicit cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless mafia donna. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her past, Levi’s enemies catch up to them, ensnaring him in a vicious execution game where the players always lose. To save him, Enne will need to surrender herself to the city…

And she’ll need to play. 

Me:

This book has an amazing cover and the synopsis sounded marvellous as well. Thus, I cannot wait to read this amazing book.

6. A Line In The Dark Malinda Lo

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Synopsis:

The line between best friend and something more is a line always crossed in the dark.

Jess Wong is Angie Redmond’s best friend. And that’s the most important thing, even if Angie can’t see how Jess truly feels. Being the girl no one quite notices is OK with Jess anyway. While nobody notices her, she’s free to watch everyone else. But when Angie begins to fall for Margot Adams, a girl from the nearby boarding school, Jess can see it coming a mile away. Suddenly her powers of observation are more curse than gift.

As Angie drags Jess further into Margot’s circle, Jess discovers more than her friend’s growing crush. Secrets and cruelty lie just beneath the carefree surface of this world of wealth and privilege, and when they come out, Jess knows Angie won’t be able to handle the consequences.

When the inevitable darkness finally descends, Angie will need her best friend.

“It doesn’t even matter that she probably doesn’t understand how much she means to me. It’s purer this way. She can take whatever she wants from me, whenever she wants it, because I’m her best friend.”

A Line in the Dark is a story of love, loyalty, and murder.

Me:

Night Film- a book which I loved last year and had made it up to the top of my favourite books of 2017, had really inspired me to read more mystery/thriller novels and now, A Line In The Dark is making its way into the world and I cannot wait to read it because it sounds so remarkable!

7. Heart Of Iron By Ashley Poston

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Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09—one of the last remaining illegal Metals—has been glitching, and Ana will stop at nothing to find a way to fix him.

Ana’s desperate effort to save D09 leads her on a quest to steal the coordinates to a lost ship that could offer all the answers. But at the last moment, a spoiled Ironblood boy beats Ana to her prize. He has his own reasons for taking the coordinates, and he doesn’t care what he’ll sacrifice to keep them.

When everything goes wrong, she and the Ironblood end up as fugitives on the run. Now their entire kingdom is after them—and the coordinates—and not everyone wants them captured alive.

What they find in a lost corner of the universe will change all their lives—and unearth dangerous secrets. But when a darkness from Ana’s past returns, she must face an impossible choice: does she protect a kingdom that wants her dead or save the Metal boy she loves?

Me:

This book sounds amazing and has a plot with a setting in space and human space captains? Sign me up! (I cannot wait to read this book, for your information)

8. Zenith By Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

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Synopsis:

Most know Androma Racella as the Bloody Baroness, a powerful mercenary whose reign of terror stretches across the Mirabel Galaxy. To those aboard her glass starship, Marauder, however, she’s just Andi, their friend and fearless leader.

But when a routine mission goes awry, the Marauder‘s all-girl crew is tested as they find themselves in a treacherous situation and at the mercy of a sadistic bounty hunter from Andi’s past.

Meanwhile, across the galaxy, a ruthless ruler waits in the shadows of the planet Xen Ptera, biding her time to exact revenge for the destruction of her people. The pieces of her deadly plan are about to fall into place, unleashing a plot that will tear Mirabel in two.

Andi and her crew embark on a dangerous, soul-testing journey that could restore order to their shipor just as easily start a war that will devour worlds. As the Marauder hurtles toward the unknown, and Mirabel hangs in the balance, the only certainty is that in a galaxy run on lies and illusion, no one can be trusted.

Me:

Another book set in space with space pirates and all those cool and fun stuff? Sign me up again! (Again, I am excited to read this book!)


And that concludes my ‘Most Anticipated Books Of 2018!’ Be sure to let me know what your Most Anticipated Books Of 2018 are down in the comment box below! I hope you all enjoyed this article and follow me with your email/WordPress account to get notifications when I post a new article! Bye!

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Favourite Books Of 2017

Hey Guys! It is Max here and I will be doing my ‘Favorite Books For The Year Of 2017’ today! I am so excited to gush about my favourite books in this article because I feel like I did not talk about them as much as they deserve to be talked about and some of you out there may also have loved these books. Therefore, I cannot wait to show you guys what my favourite books of 2017 are! 

Just like my previous article which is called the ‘Worst Books Of 2017’, I had mentioned about a mini-series that I will be performing on my blog and the only article that I have yet to make is ‘My Most Anticipated Reads Of 2018’ and that article will be out by the 1st of January. So, here is the list of what I will be doing for my blog’s bookish mini-series:

  1. Worst Books Of 2017
  2. Favourite Books Of 2017
  3. Most Anticipated Books Of 2017

Now, let us jump into my favourite books of 2017! 

[Wait, I have some more things to add]

The books in this article are not necessarily the books that had been published this year- some may have been published a few years back or some of them had been published this year, they are just books that I had read this year and loved.

So, we can now officially dive into my ‘Favourite Books Of 2017’ list!

15. Dark Inside By Jeyn Roberts

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Synopsis:

Moments after several huge earthquakes shake every continent on Earth, something strange starts happening to some people. An inner rage has been released and some people cannot fight it. For those who can, life becomes an ongoing battle to survive – at any cost!

Me:

I really enjoyed this book and although I gave it 4 solid stars on Goodreads and an 85% rating on my blog, I found myself wondering about the characters and its sequel for a few days until another book swept me away from those thoughts but I still cannot wait to pick the sequel up because this book was so freaking good and I highly recommend you all to give it a go. However, this book has its flaws and I can understand why some of you might not enjoy it but I, personally, loved the book. Therefore, it had made it up to my list!

The Review: Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts

14. IT By Stephen King

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I loved this novel. Although it was not as scary as I was hoping it would be, I still found it to be an overall enjoyable read. However, there were some aspects of this book that I did not love. Aspects such as cheating, racism, etc. but other than that, I really liked the book and I cannot wait to read more novels- thick novels from Stephen King! 

My Review: IT By Stephen King

13. To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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I truly appreciate this novel which was given to this planet. I found this novel to be emotional, touching, lovely and there was also a sense of growing up and finding your place in the world. I enjoyed how it had portrayed racism in this novel because racism is an issue that our society today has been facing and I really do not understand why some people have to hate on each other due to their skin colour, should we all not be loving each other? Therefore, I loved this novel and it had made it up to my list of favourite books!

My Review: To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

12. Night Film By Marisha Pessl

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I. Loved. The. Heck. Out. Of. This. Novel.

This novel was my first, I mean the second introduction to thriller novels. The reason why thriller novels do not excite me in my previous years was actually that of the first thriller novel which I had read and disliked, Little Girl Lost. Thereafter, I had not been reading thriller novel until Night Film came along and changed my opinion on that decision that I had willingly made.

Night film was a great gateway for me to move back and read more of thriller novels because of how wonderful and exciting it was when I was reading it. Everything in it was clever and overall, I loved how Marisha Pessl came up with the story. Thus, I will be reading more thriller novels in the future!

My Review: Night Film by Marisha Pessl

11. Heartless By Marissa Meyer

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This novel was my first introductory novel to Marissa Meyer’s story and writing and I have to say that I really, really, really loved this novel. I loved how whimsical the story was and how all the characters in the book were well-developed. Also, the writing was so beautiful that I cannot wait to read more from this author. 

Finally, I had written a review of this novel on my blog. I will link it down below and feel free to read it!

My Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer

10. Ensnared By Rita Stradling

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If you have read my previous article called the Worst Books Of 2017, you will know that I absolutely loathed Rita Stradling’s other novel called Colorless. However, Ensnared was a different case. I loved Ensnared and people on the internet seemed to hate it. Well, I can understand why they hated it but to me, this novel was a special gem because it was my very first NetGalley request and it was also my very first enjoyable NetGalley read (some other NetGalley books that I had requested really disappointed me). Thus, leading me to enjoy the characters and the story even more! 

If you would like to read my review for Ensnared, I will link it down below:

The Review: Ensnared By Rita Stradling

9. Noggin By John Corey Whaley

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I picked this book up because it sounded really weird and unique and I wholeheartedly enjoyed this novel not only because of its weirdness but of its character arcs and its heartbreaking setting. I can, again, understand why this book is not for everyone but I feel like this novel is really underrated and not many people know about it. Thus, I am here to say that this novel is remarkable and I highly recommend you to pick it up!

For more information, visit my review page for this book to find out more details that you would love to hear: Noggin by John Corey Whaley

8. The Ghost Of Heaven By Marcus Sedgwick

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I cherished this book and its clever author because Marcus Sedgwick had such a unique way of creating tales that you would not even guess or know until you read the actual book to find out its distinctive elements. This book is definitely the definition of colliding because the stories and plot points in this book collided so beautifully that you would not even realize that it has already collided. Did I make any sense? I hope so. Therefore, I love Marcus Sedgwick and The Ghost Of Heaven.

My Review: The Ghost Of Heaven By Marcus Sedgwick

7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone By J.K Rowling

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Now, do not kill me for not doing a review for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and also, do not kill me for putting HP in number seven of the list because I have a good reason for it. 

Firstly, I did not do a review for Harry Potter because I do not know what to actually write in the review without spoilers (that’s how much I loved it) and I, personally, think that it is a beautiful novel, therefore, I did not write the review.

Secondly, I put HP in the seventh’s place of this list is because of the fact that I had read other books which I had enjoyed even more than HP. Thus, the placing.

Still, I loved this book. Therefore, it had made it up to the list.

6. The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas

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Once again, I loved the experience that I had with this book. I cherished how Angie Thomas portrayed racism and friendships in this book and because of that, she is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors of all time. Thus, I highly recommend you to check this book out and if you want to get more information out of this novel, I suggest you read the review that I had posted on my blog. Here is the link to the review:

The Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

5. Midwinterblood By Marcus Sedgwick

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Marcus Sedgwick had made another book that he had written up to my favourite books of 2017 again! How remarkably awesome! 

Honestly, I think Marcus Sedgwick is my favourite author of all time because both The Ghost Of Heaven and Midwinterblood were so smart and beautiful that I just cannot stop gushing about them. Therefore, I loved Midwinterblood and he had made it up to the list!

My Review: Midwinterblood By Marcus Sedgwick

4. Monsters of Men By Patrick Ness

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Patrick Ness is another awesome writer that I just cannot, not read his books. His novels are always so empowering and adorable that I always anticipate the best in his novels because they are just so good! 

Among the Chaos Walking trilogy, I think the Patrick Ness did his best at Monsters of Men due to the fact that it made me cry. Therefore, I highly recommend you all to read the Chaos Walking Trilogy!

The Reviews:

3. If I Stay By Gayle Forman

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I loved this book so freaking much. Enough said.

If you would like to have more information on this novel, feel free to check my spoiler-free review for the novel out! I will link the review down below:

The Review: If I Stay By Gayle Forman

2. King’s Cage By Victoria Aveyard

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When I was reading this book, I felt like Victoria Aveyard had reached her fullest potential on writing this novel because it was really great to see our protagonist- Mare’s character arc grew and how she redeemed her character’s quality in this book. Also, the world had been expanded into so much more than what we had not been expecting in the first two novels. Therefore, it had made it up to my favourite books of 2017 list and I cannot wait to read the concluding novel to one of my favourite series of all time even though it is sad to say goodbye to our favourite characters in this series!

The review: King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard

1. Days of Blood and Starlight By Laini Taylor

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Need I say more? I gush about this book all the time and I gush about them because I loved the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. Personally, I think the second book in this trilogy is the best because it was so political and beautiful and Laini Taylor had such a way in telling the story that you just feel like you have to live in the story she has told forever. Therefore, I loved this novel the most among the trilogy and I cannot wait to read more from Laini Taylor!

The Review: Days Of Blood And Starlight By Laini Taylor


And that concludes my ‘Favourite Books Of 2017!’ Be sure to let me know what your Favourite Books of 2017 are down in the comment box below! I hope you all enjoyed this article and follow me with your email/WordPress account to get notifications when I post a new article! Bye!

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Awesome Blogger Award

Hey Guys! I was nominated by the ever-so-lovely Taylor from Tay’s Infinite Thoughts for the ‘Awesome Blogger Award’ and today, we are going to do the award tag! Thank you- Taylor, for nominating me! Be sure to check her award’s article out after you have done reading mine! Now, let us just jump right into the award tag!

Wait, before we get started, there is a thing I would like to announce and the announcement is the reason behind why this wonderful award was created! Here is the reason:

   “This award is for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. This is what truly defines an awesome blogger.”

So, without further ado, let us get into the Awesome Blogger Award tag!

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The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Include the reason behind the award
  • Include the banner in your post
  • Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader
  • Answer the questions your nominator gave you
  • Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers
  • Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer
  • Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated

Tay’s Infinite Thought’s Questions:

  • Favorite song cover?

For this question, I have to give credits to Emma Heesters from Emma Heesters on Youtube- ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ by Taylor Swift cover. I, personally, loved both the original and the cover because both of them have beautiful vocals. Thus, that is my favourite song cover from Emma Heesters!

  • Why did you start your blog?

I started book blogging because I love books and literature and I wanted to share my love for books to the world. Also, I wanted to have a voice and an opinion of my own on the books that I liked and disliked so that others will know what they are expecting when they are reading the book. Thus, my reason for starting a book blog!

  • Kindle, Book, or Audiobook?

If I have to pick one of them, I will definitely pick a physical copy of a book because I cannot really concentrate on Kindle and Ebooks normally make me dizzy. As for audiobook, well- I have no problem with audiobooks but they take a little longer to read than a physical copy. Thus, my choice for picking the physical copy of a book. 

(If you guys want to have a discussion post for this, I would love to do it for you guys! Just comment down in the box below that you want to have a discussion article for this!)

  • Who is the your most favorite person ever?

I am going to cheat for this question because I love everyone including all of you who are reading my blog posts because you guys always brighten up my day when I am feeling a little down. Therefore, everyone is my favorite ‘person/people’ ever!

  • If you could own any exotic animal as a pet what would it be?

Hedgehogs because they are tiny, fluffy, spiky and adorable creatures that I would really like to have them as my pets in the future! Thus, hedgehog is a pet that I would like to own! Here is a cute picture on what a hedgehog is:
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  • If you were given a complete free ride to any college of your choosing, what college would you go to and what would be your degree?

I am still in High School and I am graduating next year. Thus, I have no idea how to answer this question. Sorry! 

  • If you could be a groupie for any band in the world, what band would you choose?

One Direction? I guess. I love their songs and I think they are extremely nice people. Therefore, One direction is the band I would choose!

  • If you could be any fictional creature, what fictional creature would you be?

An angel with vampire fangs and a glowing halo that is spiralling on top of my head. Yeah, I know I am weird, Thank You.

  • If you could be any of the Greek gods/goddesses which one would you be?

Apollo. He is the God of archery, music, poetry, prophecy, medicine, and later on the God of the sun. I have heard that Rick Riordan books have things relating to Greek Gods but I have yet to read any of them which bums me because I think I am the last person on earth who have not read any Rick Riordan books. Therefore, I am going to read them soon!

  • Favorite genre of music, books, and movies?

Books, of course!

My Questions:

  • What is your favourite book of all time and why?
  • Have you read Daughter Of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor?
  • What is your one favourite hobby besides reading?
  • Recommend some of your favourite books!
  • Do you like cherry tomatoes?
  • Are you a tea drinker or a coffee drinker?
  • Do you read in the public?
  • If you were to walk away with $25000, what would you buy?
  • What is your ambition?
  • Name a character that you learned to hate after a few books in the series.

My Nominees:


This is the end of my ‘Awesome Blogger Award’ book tag! (By the way, if I did not nominate you, well, you have just been nominated! I cannot wait for you guys to attempt on my questions!) I hope you guys enjoyed this award article as much as I enjoyed making it and follow me with your wordpress account or via email to get notifications when I upload a new article! Bye!

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Top 5 Most Anticipated Book Releases for the rest of 2017!

Hey Guys! It is Max here and today’s article is going to be interesting and exciting and fun because I will be doing my Top 5 Most Anticipated Book Releases for the rest of 2017 which means that there are a lot of new releases that I am anticipated for! 

Some books may not appear on this list. Now, it is not that I am not anticipating for this or that book to release, this list is simply just for my MOST anticipated books to release.. That’s all. Yep..  *Awkward Silence*

So, without further ado, let us get into my ‘Top 5 Most Anticipated Book Releases for the rest of 2017’, shall we?

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Wait! Before we get started, I would like to say that although I can only fit 5 books into my Top 5 most anticipated book releases for the rest of 2017, I would like to make an honourable mention to some books that I am anticipating for but those books do not fit into the Top 5 list. So, let us get started!

Honourable Mention:

  • Jane, Unlimited by Kristen Cashore

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Synopsis:

Jane has lived an ordinary life, raised by her aunt Magnolia—an adjunct professor and deep sea photographer. Jane counted on Magnolia to make the world feel expansive and to turn life into an adventure. But Aunt Magnolia was lost a few months ago in Antarctica on one of her expeditions.

Now, with no direction, a year out of high school, and obsessed with making umbrellas that look like her own dreams (but mostly just mourning her aunt), she is easily swept away by Kiran Thrash—a glamorous, capricious acquaintance who shows up and asks Jane to accompany her to a gala at her family’s island mansion called Tu Reviens.

Jane remembers her aunt telling her: “If anyone ever invites to you to Tu Reviens, promise me that you’ll go.” With nothing but a trunkful of umbrella parts to her name, Jane ventures out to the Thrash estate. Then her story takes a turn, or rather, five turns. What Jane doesn’t know is that Tu Reviens will offer her choices that can ultimately determine the course of her untethered life. But at Tu Reviens, every choice comes with a reward, or a price.


Me:

This book sounds extremely interesting and it sounds like something I would have enjoyed! Not to mention, the cover is absolutely gorgeous! I am so obsess with the cover right now.. SO BEAUTIFUL! I cannot wait to get this book and also, I cannot wait to add it into my books collection!


  • Invictus by Ryan Graudin

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Synopsis:

Time flies when you’re plundering history.

Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 AD, Far’s birth defies the laws of nature. Exploring history himself is all he’s ever wanted, and after failing his final time-traveling exam, Far takes a position commanding a ship with a crew of his friends as part of a black market operation to steal valuables from the past. 

But during a heist on the sinking Titanic, Far meets a mysterious girl who always seems to be one step ahead of him. Armed with knowledge that will bring Far’s very existence into question, she will lead Far and his team on a race through time to discover a frightening truth: History is not as steady as it seems.

In this heart-stopping adventure, Ryan Graudin has created a fast-paced world that defies time and space.


Me:

Did I hear time traveling? Did I hear ‘History is not as steady as it seems’? Oh my gosh, I am so Soo SOOOO hyped up for this book right now. I love time-traveling with a fast-paced world book and this book.. Sounds extremely unique and everything. I cannot wait to get my hands on this book! (By the way, the cover is gorgeous!)


  • Mirror, Mirror by Cara Delevingne

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Synopsis:

Friend. Lover. Victim. Betrayer. 
When you look in the mirror, what do you see?

Sixteen-year-old friends Red, Leo, Naima and Rose are like anyone their age: figuring out who they are and trying to navigate the minefield of school and relationships. Life isn’t perfect, but they’re united by their love of music and excited about what the future holds for their band.

That is until Naima dies in tragic circumstances, leaving behind only one word. ‘Sorry’.

What awful truth was she hiding? What dark secret was lurking behind her seemingly sunny persona? And how did Red, the self-styled protector of the group, fail to spot the warning signs?

While Rose turns to wild partying and Leo is shrouded by dark moods, Red sets out to uncover the truth and find out what – or perhaps who – was responsible for Naima’s death.

It’s a journey that will cause Red’s world to crumble, exposing the dark and dangerous truth behind the fragile surface of their existence. Nothing will ever be the same again, because once a mirror is shattered, it can’t be fixed.


Me:

When I was reading the synopsis for this book, it sort of gave me a vibe of 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher but not really? I do not know.. But it does sound a little bit like 13 Reasons Why. Whatever. Nevertheless, I cannot wait to read this book.


So, those were the honourable books that I wanted to mention! Now, let us get into my Top 5 most anticipated book releases for the rest of 2017!

Top 5 Most Anticipated Books For The Rest Of 2017:

5. An Enchantment of Ravens by Margeret Rogerson

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Synopsis:

Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized among them. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes – a weakness that could cost him his life.

Furious and devastated, Rook spirits her away to the autumnlands to stand trial for her crime. Waylaid by the Wild Hunt’s ghostly hounds, the tainted influence of the Alder King, and hideous monsters risen from barrow mounds, Isobel and Rook depend on one another for survival. Their alliance blossoms into trust, then love, violating the fair folks’ ruthless Good Law. There’s only one way to save both their lives, Isobel must drink from the Green Well, whose water will transform her into a fair one—at the cost of her Craft, for immortality is as stagnant as it is timeless.

Isobel has a choice: she can sacrifice her art for a future, or arm herself with paint and canvas against the ancient power of the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.


Me:

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Both of the cover and the synopsis are giving me life right now. That synopsis is so freaking epic and it sparks my interest. No, it did not just spark my interest, it is literally giving me life and death at the same time! By the way, I am not being dramatic! Plus, that cover is so freaking beautiful!


4. Dear Martin by Nic Stone

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Synopsis:

Justyce McAllister is top of his class, captain of the debate team, and set for the Ivy League next year—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. He is eventually released without charges (or an apology), but the incident has Justyce spooked. Despite leaving his rough neighborhood, he can’t seem to escape the scorn of his former peers or the attitude of his prep school classmates. The only exception: Sarah Jane, Justyce’s gorgeous—and white—debate partner he wishes he didn’t have a thing for.

Struggling to cope with it all, Justyce starts a journal to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But do Dr. King’s teachings hold up in the modern world? Justyce isn’t so sure.

Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up. Way up. Much to the fury of the white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. And Justyce and Manny get caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack. The truth of what happened that night—some would kill to know. Justyce is dying to forget.


Me:

GUYS! G-U-Y-S! I AM SO HAPPY THAT THIS BOOK IS COMING OUT…SOON! I CAN ABSOLUTELY NOT WAIT TO READ THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT SOUNDS LIKE THE HATE U GIVE BY ANGIE THOMAS WHICH I LOVED! [(KIND OF LIKE)THE HATE U GIVE – ROUND 2, ANYONE?]


3. Black Bird of Gallows by Meg Kassel

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Synopsis:

A simple but forgotten truth: Where harbingers of death appear, the morgues will soon be full.

Angie Dovage can tell there’s more to Reece Fernandez than just the tall, brooding athlete who has her classmates swooning, but she can’t imagine his presence signals a tragedy that will devastate her small town. When something supernatural tries to attack her, Angie is thrown into a battle between good and evil she never saw coming. Right in the center of it is Reece—and he’s not human.

What’s more, she knows something most don’t. That the secrets her town holds could kill them all. But that’s only half as dangerous as falling in love with a harbinger of death.


Me:

My very-first thought for this book was: “OH MY GOODNESS, THAT IS ONE BEAUTIFUL COVER!” 

Then, I read the synopsis and I was like: “This is definitely going to be one beautiful book and one of my favourite books for 2017 because this book is right up to my alley!”

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2. The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle

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Synopsis:

A contemporary romance inspired by Christina Rossetti’s eerie, sensual poem, “Goblin Market.” Four neighbors encounter sinister enchantments and a magical path to love in a small, modern-day Puget Sound town, where a fae realm hides in the woods and waters…

Most people have no idea goblins live in the woods around the small town of Bellwater, Washington. But some are about to find out. 

Skye, a young barista and artist, falls victim to a goblin curse in the forest one winter night, rendering her depressed and silenced, unable to speak of what happened. Her older sister, Livy, is at wit’s end trying to understand what’s wrong with her. Local mechanic Kit would know, but he doesn’t talk of such things: he’s the human liaison for the goblin tribe, a job he keeps secret and never wanted, thrust on him by an ancient family contract.

Unaware of what’s happened to Skye, Kit starts dating Livy, trying to keep it casual to protect her from the attention of the goblins. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Kit, Skye draws his cousin Grady into the spell through an enchanted kiss in the woods, dooming Grady and Skye both to become goblins and disappear from humankind forever.

It’s a midwinter night’s enchantment as Livy, the only one untainted by a spell, sets out to save them on a dangerous magical path of her own.


Me:

If you have read my status update on Goodreads, you would have known that I was approved for an ARC of this on Netgalley! 

The reason why I requested for this book was mainly because of the cover and the synopsis! The cover looks amazing and the synopsis sounds extremely fascinating and I cannot wait to read it to find out how the story is played out.

I also cannot wait for it to be released because I want to buy a physical copy of this book to add it onto my books collection!


1. 27 Hours by Tristina Wright

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Synopsis:

Rumor Mora fears two things: hellhounds too strong for him to kill, and failure. Jude Welton has two dreams: for humans to stop killing monsters, and for his strange abilities to vanish.

But in no reality should a boy raised to love monsters fall for a boy raised to kill them.

Nyx Llorca keeps two secrets: the moon speaks to her, and she’s in love with Dahlia, her best friend. Braeden Tennant wants two things: to get out from his mother’s shadow, and to unlearn Epsilon’s darkest secret.

They’ll both have to commit treason to find the truth.

During one twenty-seven-hour night, if they can’t stop the war between the colonies and the monsters from becoming a war of extinction, the things they wish for will never come true, and the things they fear will be all that’s left.

27 Hours is a sweeping, thrilling story featuring a stellar cast of queer teenagers battling to save their homes and possibly every human on Sahara as the clock ticks down to zero.


Me:

Three Words: I cannot wait.

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This is the end of my ‘Top 5 Most Anticipated Book Releases for the rest of 2017’! I hope you all enjoyed it and follow me with your email/wordpress account to get notifications when I post a new article! Bye!

Bookish Fun!

Mid Year Freak Out Book Tag

Hey Guys! I will be doing the ‘Mid-Year Freak Out’ Book Tag today! I was tagged by the lovely Azia from @The Uncharted World. Be sure to check out her Mid Year Book Tag after you have finished viewing mine! So, without further ado, let us get into the book tag!

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1. Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2017?

O-One Best book? Excuse me? No, No! Please.. I have quite a few books to show you all. Below will be a list of them! 

Before you ask, there are actually a lot more books that I really enjoyed this ‘Mid’ year! But, unfortunately, I can’t think of anymore than I already have. So, here’s the list of books that I enjoyed so far this year! I will link all of the book reviews down below: 


2. BEST SEQUEL OF 2017 SO FAR?

King’s Cage is the third book in the ‘Red Queen’ Series which I personally think that it is way better than the previous books- Red Queen and Glass Sword. Dreams of Gods and Monsters is, no doubt, one of my favourite sequel in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. It’s action-packed, full of twist and turns and it was beautifully written! (I highly recommend you to check both of these book series out!)


3. NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ YET, BUT WANT TO READ?

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Oh my goodness! I have not picked this book up from the bookstore yet! Why have I not pick this beautiful book up yet? I am looking forward on me, picking this book up from the bookstore and reading it! I bet it’s going to be great because I loved the ‘Daughter of Smoke and Bone’ trilogy and Laini Taylor has a beautiful writing style.. So, Yes! I am looking forward on reading this!


4. MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE OF THE SECOND HALF OF 2017?

A list of my most anticipated release of the second half of 2017!

1. All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater will be coming out on the 10th of October 2017. To be honest, I have not read any book by Maggie Stiefvater yet, but, this book’s synopsis sounds interesting and look at that beautiful cover, isn’t it gorgeous? Wonder

2. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo, need I say more? This book is coming out on the 29th of August 2017. I can’t wait to read this book because firstly, my birthday is on the 28th of August. And secondly, I have watched the Wonder Woman film and I absolutely loved it! So, yes.. Can’t wait.

3. WarCross by Marie Lu will be coming out on the 12th of September 2017. I can’t wait to read this book because of the synopsis. It intrigued me! 

4. Without Merit by Colleen Hoover. It is coming out on the 3rd of October 2017. I really want to read this book because of this:

“In Colleen Hoover’s gripping novel, reminiscent of the bestselling works of Liane Moriarty and Jojo Moyes, a young woman decides to reveal the dark secrets of her seemingly-happy family before she leaves them behind, but when her escape plan fails, she must deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth.”


5. BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT?

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This book disappointed me. I really thought it was going to be great! But, I was left there, disappointed. I have a review up for this book, I will link you to it if you want to know why I am disappointed with this book:

The Crimson Guild by Allan Walsh


6. BIGGEST SURPRISE?

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Noggin By John Corey Whaley! Oh my goodness! I loved this book so much! I really did not expect to like this book because the beginning was a little weird, but…BUT, I have grown to love the story after those beautiful unique weirdness!


7. FAVORITE NEW AUTHOR (DEBUT OR NEW TO YOU)?

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Marissa Meyer who wrote The Lunar Chronicles series also wrote Heartless. I am in love with Marrisa Meyer’s writing style! I can’t believe I have not read The Lunar Chronicles series yet! (I cannot wait to get the box set of it!) & [Regarding to the question above, Marrisa Meyer is one of my new favourite author!]


8. NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH?

Still Mare from the Red Queen Series, Guys.


9. NEWEST FAVORITE CHARACTER?

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Definitely Starr from The Hate U Give! Because she’s so sweet, brave and kind.


10. BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY?

None! At least.. Not yet? Wait! Wait! I have one for this: 

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I did cry when I was reading The Hate U Give! It was heartbreaking and it hurt my heart so hard.


11. BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY?

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Ensnared made me happy! I loved that ending so much! I might re-read this book soon. If you have not read this book yet, I highly recommend you to do so because this book is awesome.


12. FAVORITE BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION YOU’VE SEEN THIS YEAR?

I re-watched the movie.. Does it count? I think it does, so… I have re-watched Mocking Jay: Part 2 this January and it was fantastic! I loved both the book and the movie! They are both fabulous unicorns.


13. FAVORITE REVIEW YOU’VE WRITTEN THIS YEAR?

Noggin by John Corey Whaley’s book review! I absolutely enjoyed the process of writing that review.


14. MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU BOUGHT OR RECEIVED SO FAR THIS YEAR?

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The Gracekeppers by Kristy Logan. The synopsis intrigued me and also I bought this book because of the cover. [I am so sorry, I shouldn’t judge the book by its cover but we tend to do that as a human being so… #Sorrynotsorry]


15. WHAT BOOKS DO YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR?

The Twilight Saga, Beautiful Creatures series, Hush,hush series.. Etc!


This is the end of my ‘Mid year Freak Out’ book tag! I am not going to tag anyone so feel free to do it if you want to!

I hope you all enjoyed it and follow me with your email/wordpress account to get notifications when I post a new article! Bye!

Bookish Fun!

One Lovely Blogger Award

Hey Guys, it’s Max here! I will be doing the ‘One Lovely Blogger Award’ book tag today! I was nominated by @Princess Blabbermouth to do this Award tag. Thank you Princess Blabbermouth for nominating me. So, without further ado, let’s get into it!

Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
  • Post about the award.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate (up to) 15 people.
  • Let your nominees know you’ve nominated them.

7 Facts about Me:

  • I love book sales! Whenever there is a book sale near my area or somewhere a little further from my home, I will try my very best to go to it because You can never miss a book sale…Right? And book sales only happen once in a blue moon, like seriously, blue moon.

 

  • I have a book buying problem. I buy books whenever I enter a bookstore because books are my life and I will die kill fish a dollar or two out of my already broken wallet to buy them.

 

  • I am a book nerd. Whenever people call me a nerd, I always say thanks to them because why not? Calling a human being a nerd is not offensive, it’s cool and we, bookworms, live for that beautiful title: NERD!

 

  • I love Money Plants. Money Plants are beautiful and their leaves are very pleasing to the eyeballs because of the amount of chlorophyll in them. I repeat, I LOVE MONEY PLANTS!

 

  • I do not like lending my books out to other people. I mean, they can borrow my books (Oh, my poor babies) but I have some book conditions/policies that they must follow:
  • 1. The book must not be damaged when you return it to me
  • 2. The book must not have words/notes written in it when you return it to me
  • 3. The book must not have wrinkled pages when you return it to me
  • 4. Just, return the book back to me in a perfect condition like before! 
  • 5. Do not break any of the rules or I will take revenge on your stuff.

 

  • On one hand, I love Hardcover and Floppy Paperback books because you can open the book up to the extreme.. If you get what I mean. On the other hand, I do not like Mass Paperback books because there are tiny words in it and you cannot open it up to the extreme or else you will break the spine.

 

  • I love book quotes. Book quotes are amazing and fantastic, for example:
  • “Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.” ― Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor.

One more extra fact about me:

  • I love wishlists and I have finally made one for myself! Visit my wishlist here: Wishlist ❤

My Nominees:


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Book Review

The Giver by Lois Lowry || Book Review

Hey Guys, it’s Max here! I will be doing a review on a book called The Giver by Lois Lowry today. The Giver is a Young Adult, Science Fiction following Jonas as he was assigned to be the Receiver of Memory. So, without further ado, let’s get into the review!

*Note: All thoughts and opinions are on my own and this is a spoiler free review!*

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“For the first time, he heard something that he knew to be music. He heard people singing. Behind him, across vast distances of space and time, from the place he had left, he thought he heard music too. But perhaps, it was only an echo.”- The Giver, Lois Lowry.

Synopsis:

Life in the community where Jonas lives is idyllic. Designated birthmothers produce newchildren, who are assigned to appropriate family units: one male, one female, to each. Citizens are assigned their partners and their jobs. No one thinks to ask questions. Everyone obeys. The community is a world without conflict, inequality, divorce, unemployment injustice…or choice.

Everyone is the same.

Except Jonas.

At the Ceremony of Twelve, the community’s twelve-year-olds eagerly accept their predetermined Life Assignments. But Jonas is chosen for something special. He begins instruction in his life’s work with a mysterious old man known only as The Giver. Gradually Jonas learns that power lies in feelings. But when his own power is put to the test—when he must try to save someone he loves—he may not be ready. Is it too soon? Or too late?

My thoughts: Introduction

Let us start off by comparing the book to the movie. I think the movie is much more entertaining and exciting than the book. (Oh gosh, I just committed a book sin. How dare me?) But seriously, the movie has much more elements than the book.

The plot of the book was very well-thought out but it lacked luster. There were plot holes here and there and it frustrated me throughout the book.

The world building for this book was great. I really liked how Lois described the things around our protagonist, Jonas. I also liked the idea of the world in black and white, it was fabulous.

The pacing for this book was fast, it took me a day to finish because it is 225 pages long. Although the story did drag a little but the pacing is still, overall, enjoyable.

If you are looking for a quick and science fiction read, I highly recommend you to check out this book.

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Writing:

Firstly, I enjoyed Lois’ writing style! It was crisp, epigrammatic and I wouldn’t say articulate because of the plot holes but still, I loved her writing style. Her writing style was different from the other books I have read and I will, of course, read more of her other work.

Secondly, I really enjoyed the way she described things, it was fascinating and once again, it did also spark my interest on reading more of the books she published.

Thirdly, I loved how Lois’ wrote about the relationship between The Giver and Jonas, Jonas and the memories, Jonas and the community and Jonas and his family members. It was truly a work of a phenomenal art.

Finally, I loved how Lois’ wrote about her imagination of  The Giver transferring the memories of the past to Jonas. It was a really unique way of transferring memories to another which is cool.

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Characters:

Jonas: I loved him. He was decent, kind, intelligent and brave. I really loved his character development in this book and he was the one character who kept me reading this book until I flipped to the last page.

The Giver: He is, no doubt, in my favourite characters list. I have to say, The Giver was a great character and even though we did not get much of his past in this book, I felt like I knew him.

Asher: Well, unlike the movie which contains a lot of scenes of Asher, Fiona and Jonas, the book does not contain a lot of scenes regarding to him. I loved Asher’s character in the movie and I was actually looking forward on reading more of him in the book but it was a let down.

Fiona: Again, Fiona did not really show up much in the book which disappointed me because I shipped Fiona & Jonas so much. 

Baby Gabe: I loved Gabe. He was a cute and playful child. I am glad that Jonas’ Father did not [Spoiler] and I am also glad that Jonas took baby Gabe with him.

Overall:

I am giving this book a 60% rating. I did like it and I am looking forward on reading more of Lois’ other work!

“They were satisfied with their lives which had none of the vibrance his own was taking on. And he was angry at himself, that he could not change that for them.”- The Giver, Lois Lowry.


This is the end of my spoiler-free review for The Giver! I hope you all enjoyed it and follow me with your email/wordpress account to get notifications when I post a new article! Bye!