Bookish Fun!

Coffee Book Tag

Hey Guys! I will be doing the ‘Coffee Book Tag’ today! I am not really a “Coffee-Drinker”, but, I really want to try out this tag and I would probably make a cup of coffee for myself later.

So, without further ado, let’s get into the Coffee Book Tag!

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BLACK: NAME A SERIES THAT’S TOUGH TO GET INTO BUT HAS HARDCORE FANS.

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Lord of the Rings is one of the hardest book series to get into- at least, to me. Unlike The Hobbit series which I loved, some of the scenes in the Lord of the Rings series are kind of boring, in my personal opinion. 

PEPPERMINT MOCHA: NAME A BOOK THAT GETS MORE POPULAR DURING THE WINTER OR A FESTIVE TIME OF YEAR.

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I find that Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle gets more popularity during the festive time of the year, because of the title, you know? SNOW.

HOT CHOCOLATE: WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S BOOK?

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When I was younger, Geronimo Stilton was one of my all time favourite author and books. I believe that many children around the world love this author and his works!

DOUBLE SHOT OF ESPRESSO: NAME A BOOK THAT KEPT YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT FROM START TO FINISH.

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Daughter Of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor definitely kept me on the edge of my seat from the start to finish.

(All the books that was written by Laini Taylor kept me on the edge of my seat because her books/stories are fabulous!) 

And please read the ‘Daughter of Smoke and Bone’ trilogy if you have yet to read it.

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STARBUCKS: NAME A BOOK YOU SEE EVERYWHERE.

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Although this trilogy has been around for seven years, it is still pretty popular and there are still people who rave about it. For example, me.

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THAT HIPSTER COFFEE SHOP: GIVE A BOOK BY AN INDIE AUTHOR A SHOUTOUT

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The Wheel Mages by Aimee Davis!!! I have a review for this book, I will be linking it down below, do check it out!

The Wheel Mages By Aimee Davis

OOPS! I ACCIDENTALLY GOT DECAF: NAME A BOOK YOU WERE EXPECTING MORE FROM.

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I was expecting more from this book, but unfortunately, the writing style did not work for me and I dislike this book because of that.

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THE PERFECT BLEND: NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT WAS BOTH BITTER AND SWEET, BUT ULTIMATELY SATISFYING.

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The ending for this spectacular story is bittersweet, but ultimately satisfying.

If you have not read this book yet, please go and get yourself a copy now!

GREEN TEA: NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT IS QUIETLY BEAUTIFUL.

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I find Fangirl to be very serene and the storyline is easy to follow. The writing style for this book was fantastic and crisp.

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CHAI TEA: NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT MAKES YOU DREAM OF FAR OFF PLACES.

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Heartless definitely made me dreamed of far off places. The setting of this story is very dreamy and it will make you feel like you’re in the world of wonderland.

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EARL GREY: NAME YOUR FAVOURITE CLASSIC

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This book: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness is definitely my favourite classic because it was so touching that it made me cry.


This is the end of the book tag! I am not going to tag anyone, so if you would like to do this tag, feel free to do it! Well, I hope you guys enjoyed this article and follow me via email/wordpress account to get notifications when I upload a new article! Bye!

Book Review

The Ghost Of Heaven By Marcus Sedgwick

Hey Guys! I will be doing a book review on ‘The Ghost Of Heaven’ By Marcus Sedgwick today! The Ghost of Heaven is a YA fantasy, standalone novel following four different perspectives and timelines. So, without further ado, let’s get into it!  

*Note: This is a spoiler free review and all thoughts and opinions are on my own.*

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I love this book cover so much!

“It is their soul, crying for peace. It appears in their eyes, like a ghost resurfacing, crying for help. And then, when I stop reading, the mad waters rush in, and wash it away once more.”- The Ghost Of Heaven (Quarter 3), Marcus Sedgwick.

Synopsis

A bold, genre-bending epic that chronicles madness, obsession, and creation, from the Paleolithic era through the Witch Hunts and into the space-bound future.

Four linked stories boldly chronicle madness, obsession, and creation through the ages. Beginning with the cave-drawings of a young girl on the brink of creating the earliest form of writing, Sedgwick traverses history, plunging into the seventeenth century witch hunts and a 1920s insane asylum where a mad poet’s obsession with spirals seems to be about to unhinge the world of the doctor trying to save him. Sedgwick moves beyond the boundaries of historical fiction and into the future in the book’s final section, set upon a spaceship voyaging to settle another world for the first time.

Writing

The writing style was crisp, epigrammatic and very well-seasoned. Marcus described the things around the characters in the book perfectly. Even though the first story in the book is not my favourite, the others definitely made up to it!

The plot for this book was very well thought out. All four stories in the book are linked in a very interesting way. For example, Past-Past-Present-Future. You guys probably don’t understand what I’m trying to say but it’s better to go into the book without knowing anything.

The pacing for this book was fast. It will keep you up all night because when you put the book down, your brain will wonder, “What is going to happen to the character?” 

Characters

*I am not going to talk about the villians in the book because… They’re unexpected.*

Anna: She’s the main character in the  second story. She’s kind and she will do anything for her brother. Her story almost made me cry because she doesn’t deserve to be treated the way people treated her to be.  

Doctor James: OH MY GOSH! I loved this character in the book! He’s the main character in the third story and he’s super cool and kind. He treated his patients like gold and that’s what I liked about him. 

Bowman: He’s the main character in the fourth story and um.. Unlike the other two characters I have talked about previously, he’s not so kind and he’s actually a [Spoiler]

In conclusion for the characters section, Marcus has created wonderful and unique characters.

Overall

I give this book a 89.5%. It’s a beautifully written book and I think that everyone should get their hands on it!


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Bookish Fun!

The Book Cake Tag

Hey Guys! I will be doing a bookish fun book tag today! It’s called: ‘The Book Cake’ Tag.  I wasn’t tagged by anyone but I really want to try this delicious book tag out! So, without further ado, let’s get into it! 

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*The Book Cake Tag was originally started on BookTube by Suddenlylorna, be sure to check their video out after you finish reading my article!*

The Ingredients For the Book Cake:

  • Flour: A book that was slow in the beginning, but then really picked up.

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Answer: Heartless by Marrisa Meyer. It’s slow in the beginning of the book, but after you finish the first 100 pages of the book, the story gets interesting and BOOM! YOU WILL LOVE IT! 

Here’s my review for Heartless: Heartless by Marissa Meyer


  • Butter or Margarine: A book that has a really good rich plot.

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Answer: The ‘Daughter Of Smoke and Bone’. This book’s plot is unique and this book will hit you hard in the feels. 

My Reviews For The Book Trilogy: Daughter Of Smoke And Bone by Laini Taylor


  • Eggs: A book you thought you weren’t going to like but ended up loving.

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Answer: The Grimm Legacy. I wasn’t expecting to like the book but I ended up loving the world, the characters and the plot of the book. 


  • Sweet: A super sweet book.

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Answer: Fangirl! It’s such a sweet and beautifully written book! It definitely fits the sweet category. 


  • Icing: A book that covers everything you enjoy in a book (sad, funny, action,…etc.)

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Answer: Red……Red…. (Guess What?) RED QUEEN! I love Love LOVE THIS BOOK! The characters are lovable and it covers everything I enjoy.

Here’s my review for Red Queen: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard


  • Sprinkles: A book that you can turn to to make you feel better

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Answer: The Hunger Games! I am not a gruesome person, guys. Maybe a little, but this was the first dystopian novel I have read and I love re-reading it. It makes me feel better.


  • Cherry on Top: The best book you’ve read so far this year.

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Answer: Dreams Of Gods and Monster by Laini Taylor! You guys must read it! It’s beautiful and unique and OMG! Just read it! 

Here’s a book review for Dreams Of Gods and Monsters: Dreams Of Gods And Monsters By Laini Taylor


This is the end of the book tag! I am not going to tag anyone, so if you would like to do this tag. Feel free to do it! Well, I hope you guys enjoyed this article and follow me via email/wordpress account to get notifications when I upload a new article! Bye!

Bookish Fun!

Mystery Blogger Award

Hey Guys! I will be doing the ‘Mystery Blogger Award’ book tag today! I was tagged by Kayla and Catherine from @ to do this tag. Thank you Kayla and Catherine for nominating me!

So, without further ado, let’s get into it! 

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The Rules:

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • You nominate 10 – 20 people
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  • Share a link to your best post(s)

This incredible award tag was created by Okoto Enigma at @Okoto Enigma. Go check out their blog!

Best Post:

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness has the most views! It’s actually the very first book I have reviewed.

5 questions from @:

  • Least favorite book you have read and why

Answer: I am going for a book that I have recently finished, and that is: Chewy Noh and The Fall Of The Mu-Dang By Tim Learn. I really didn’t like this book, the main character in this book annoyed me a lot and just no, please.

  • Favorite genre and why

Answer: My favorite genre is Young Adult Fantasy/High Fantasy because this genre pulls you into the world and it makes you concentrate at the world’s surrounding.   

  • Should hamsters be allowed to rule the world?

Answer: Seriously? Yes! Hamsters are cute animals and I think we should let them rule the world! 

  • What’s your passion outside of books?

Answer: Passion outside of books…? Hmmm… I love taking pictures with my books and I enjoy posting those pictures on my instagram account called: Maxxesbooktopia.

  • If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?

Answer: Czech Republic. I really want to visit Czech Republic because I am drawn to the architecture and the culture there.

3 Things About Me:

  • I am a bookaholic. I can never leave a bookstore without buying a book. (Even when I am broke, I will still fish out a dollar or two from my pocket to buy a book) 
  • I love the word ‘Azure’. It’s really satisfying to speak that word out from your mouth. 
  • I love Love LOVE Fried Rice! I crave for it everyday. It’s marvelous and just, there is no word to describe how it tasted.   

My Nominations:

– and if you want to do this tag. Feel free to do it! 

My Questions For You Guys:

  1. Your favorite book and why?
  2. Your least favorite genre and why?
  3. Your guilty pleasure reads
  4. Your least favorite book and why? (Would you sacrifice it to the fire?) 
  5. What would you do if you were in a ‘Reading-Slump’? 

This is the end of my ‘Mystery Blogger Award’ book tag! I hope you all enjoyed it and follow me with your email/wordpress account to get notifications when I post a new article! Bye!

Book Review

Chewy Noh and The Fall Of The Mu-Dang By Tim Learn

Hey Guys! I will be doing a spoiler-free book review on “Chewy Noh and The Fall of The Mu-Dang” by Tim Learn today! Chewy Noh and The Fall of The Mu-Dang is the first book in the Chewy Noh series and it’s a Middle-Grade Fantasy. So, without further ado, let’s get into it!

*Disclaimer: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. However, this does not influence my opinions.

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*Note: All thoughts and opinions are on my own.

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“My parents must feel the same way,” he caught Chewy’s eyes, moving on, “Having their only child wrapped up in metal just to walk and watching him afraid to take a bath – probably not what they expected to be like either.”- Tim Learn, Chewy Noh and The Fall Of The Mu-Dang

Synopsis:

Chewy Noh has problems. He was born with them. Two weeks after his birth, the family fortune-teller saw bad things in his future…and she was right. The school bully hates him and will stop at nothing to get rid of him. His mother suddenly can’t get out of bed, complaining of horrible headaches. And worst of all, the secret his grandmother is hiding may be at the root of it all. But why should he worry? He’s a superhero with a power no one’s ever seen before!

Writing:

I didn’t like the writing style for this book. The writing style for this book was inarticulate and sometimes, parenthetical. But I really loved the way Tim explained the things in this book. 

Pacing:

This book was, surprisingly, fast-paced and if you are stuck in a reading slump, I highly recommend you to read this book!

Characters:

Chewy: I couldn’t connect anything with this character in the book. He’s cranky and at some point of the book, he really annoyed me.

Clint: I loved Clint as a character in this book! His character development went up as I drove deeper into the book, he’s my favourite character in this book! 

Kent: The school bully. I hated him at the beginning of the book because he bullied people who are better than him but at the end of the book, I can’t help but feel a little sad for him.

Overall:

I give this book a 54% rating. 


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Bookish Fun!

March Book Haul

Hey Humans! I am coming to you all with a mini book haul today! Some of the books are sent by authors and I purchased the others myself. So, without further ado, let’s get into it!

1. The Wheel Mages (Changing Tides #1) by Aimee Davis

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Synopsis:

Alena Kozlov is one of the last of a dying kind. As the first water mage to be inducted into the Sanctum in over fifty years, she has the opportunity to help the old order destroy a band of rebel mages who threaten the principles the Sanctum is founded upon.

Blinded by loyalty to the Sanctum and love for her master, Alena and three other mages set out to investigate the rebels, but the more she discovers, the less she understands.

Confronted with hard truths about the Sanctum she once believed in and the corruption she sees within it, Alena must make one of the most difficult decisions of her life: follow the path she’s trained for or leave the Sanctum behind.

Whatever the answer, she knows one thing for sure—the old Sanctum saying is true: It is a rocky road she must travel.


Thank you Aimee for sending me your book for review!

I am currently reading this book and it’s so good! 82 pages in and I am loving it! I will be finishing this book soon!


2. City Of Bones (The Mortal Instrument #1) by Cassandra Clare 

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Synopsis:

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…


I will be reading this book soon! I really love ‘The Infernal Devices’ series. So, I have a very high expectation for ‘The Mortal Instrument’ series.

(Guys, the cover art is gorgeous)


3. City Of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare

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Synopsis:

Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who’s becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn’t ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary’s only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father.

To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?


This is the second book in ‘The Mortal Instruments’ Series!

(Again, the cover art is gorgeous. But I prefer the UK’s book cover more than the US)


4. Chewy Noh and the Fall of the Mu-dang (Chewy Noh #1) by Tim Learn

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Synopsis:

Chewy Noh has problems. He was born with them. Two weeks after his birth, the family fortune-teller saw bad things in his future…and she was right. The school bully hates him and will stop at nothing to get rid of him. His mother suddenly can’t get out of bed, complaining of horrible headaches. And worst of all, the secret his grandmother is hiding may be at the root of it all. But why should he worry? He’s a superhero with a power no one’s ever seen before!


Thank you Tim for sending me your book for review!

This is a middle grade fantasy and it sounds super interesting! I can’t wait to read this book! 


5. Chewy Noh and the Phantasm of Winter (Chewy Noh #3) by Tim Learn

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Synopsis:

Chewy Noh has many problems. Besides his mom becoming a mu-dang—a Korean fortune-teller possessed by his dead grandmother who can read minds—the school bully, Kent, is still on the warpath to get Chewy kicked out of school. With his secret ability to win at everything, none of this bothers him until he starts disappearing for no reason while a mysterious force attacks his fellow students, and he must scramble to figure out what’s going on before he becomes its next and final victim.


Once again, Thank you Tim for sending me your book for review!

I can’t wait to start the ‘Chewy Noh’ Series! Both of the books sound really interesting and unique! Again, I can’t wait to read it!


This is the end of my mini book haul! I hope you all enjoyed this as much as I do and follow me with your email/wordpress account to get notifications when I post a new article! Well, I will see you guys next time, bye!

 

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Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Hey People! I will be doing a book review for Heartless by Marissa Meyer today. Heartless is a stand-alone novel and it is a prequel to Alice In Wonderland following the Queen Of Hearts in her youth. So, without further ado, let’s get into it!

*Note: All thoughts and opinions are on my own.*

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*Note: This is a spoiler free review!*

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“It is a dangerous thing to unbelieve something only because it frightens you”-   Heartless, Marrisa Meyer.

Synopsis:

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into a secret courtship.

Cath is determined to choose her own destiny. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

Writing:

The writing style for this book was well-turned, crisp and stylistic! I loved the way Marrisa described the things around Catherine and I also loved the fact that we get to be inside of Catherine’s (A.K.A: Queen Of Hearts in her youth) head. 

Pacing:

It took me awhile to get into the story, but I have grown to love the story after I got passed the first 100 pages of the book. 

Characters:

Catherine: She’s a great character in this book! She was a really kind girl before she turned into this, evil, Queen Of Hearts which is sad because [Spoiler]. 

Jest: He’s the Court Joker in this book. He’s funny, whimsy and witty. I loved his relationship with Catherine! It’s so beautiful.

Mary Ann: She was Catherine’s maid and her best friend. Her character development in this book was… EXTREMELY GOOD! 

Catherine’s Parents: They were so cruel to Catherine! I dislike them very much! But that ending, well, they deserved it.

Overall:

I give this book a 96.85% rating! I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH! I highly recommend you all to read this!  


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