Most Anticipated Books | March 2016

 

Beyond the Red

Beyond The Red by Ava Jae

Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Dystopia.

Release Date: March 1st, 2016

Description [HERE]

 

 

A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes, #1)

A Study In Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

Genre: Mystery, Contemporary, Retelling.

Release Date: March 1st, 2016

Description [HERE]

 

 

In Real Life In Real Life by Jessica Love

Genre: YA, Contemporary

Release Date: March 1st, 2016

Description [HERE]

I got an arc of this book last year, you can read my review [HERE]

 

Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1)Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Genre: YA, Urban Fantasy

Release Date: March 8th, 2016

Description [HERE]

 

 

Seven Ways We LieSeven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate

Genre: Contemporary, YA, High School

Release Date: March 8th, 2016

Description [HERE]

 

 

Liars and Losers Like UsLiars And Losers Like Us by Ami Allen-Vath

Genre: Contemporary, YA

Release Date: March 15th, 2016

Description [HERE]

 

 

 

This Is Where the World Ends This Is Where The World Ends by Amy Zhang

Genre: YA , Contemporary

Release Date: March 22nd, 2016

Description [HERE]

Half Lost (The Half Bad Trilogy, #3) Half Lost by Sally Green

Genre: Ya, Fantasy, Witches

Release Date: March 29th, 2016

Description [HERE]

The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Review time! I got this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. So, after calming myself down a notch, after all, i really wanted to read this book badly, now it’s time for me to review it,  so let’s do this!

The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl From Everywhere, #1) The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Genre: Time Travel, Historical Fiction, YA, Fantasy.
Pages: 464 pgs
Publisher: GreenWillow Books
Rating: 4 stars

Summary: It was the kind of August day that hinted at monsoons, and the year was 1774, though not for very much longer.

Sixteen-year-old Nix Song is a time-traveller. She, her father and their crew of time refugees travel the world aboard The Temptation, a glorious pirate ship stuffed with treasures both typical and mythical. Old maps allow Nix and her father to navigate not just to distant lands, but distant times – although a map will only take you somewhere once. And Nix’s father is only interested in one time, and one place: Honolulu 1868. A time before Nix was born, and her mother was alive. Something that puts Nix’s existence rather dangerously in question…

Nix has grown used to her father’s obsession, but only because she’s convinced it can’t work. But then a map falls into her father’s lap that changes everything. And when Nix refuses to help, her father threatens to maroon Kashmir, her only friend (and perhaps, only love) in a time where Nix will never be able to find him. And if Nix has learned one thing, it’s that losing the person you love is a torment that no one can withstand. Nix must work out what she wants, who she is, and where she really belongs before time runs out on her forever.

My opinion on the book:

Okay, so where do i start? To be honest, although i’ve been waiting for the book for a while and i really wanted to read it, when it started and it talked about a ship, time travel and  getting a map i thought the book will be as any other ‘get the thing’ book. I was wrong. Well, they do have to get the thing, but it is done in such an inventive way,  it’s very interesting.

Most of the story is set in Hawaii which gave it a so needed change of place in Young Adult books, it felt refreshing. Also, the great amount of POC in the story couldn’t feel better. I would like to include the fact that having many characters who were in fact, POC felt right and pleasing.

Since this is the first book in the series, many stories and characters weren’t fully developed, but i’m looking forward to the next books in the series to know more about these fascinating people.

Of the characters we did get to know a little better i have to say i fell in love with Kashmir, and i’m already otping him with Nix, although i believe things will get more interesting in the second book if we take count of [spoilers]. No, but seriously, the guy calls her Amira (princess) all the time, and my heart was like exploding each time. Although i’m not quite sure how old is he really, maybe i missed it.

About Nix; oh, i enjoyed reading about her. Finally, a main character without the annoying hero complex. Nix knows her place in the ship and in her father’s (the ship’s captain) life. She is a pretty regular sixteen years old girl, having to do some stuff for her father, but still being a normal gal. Can’t wait to see where the story takes her next.

On the plot; although it looks as many others stories, the author manages to make the turns in the book interesting and mostly unexpected. I couldn’t put the book down because i needed to know what was coming next all the time. Seriously, you have to let the book the chance to show you what it has to say, before you think you ‘already read this plot.

In conclusion, a very interesting and fascinating beginning to a new series. I cannot believe now we  have to wait until somewhen in 2017 to get the second book, but i’ll sure be waiting for it to read asap.

Enjoy the reading!

C.

Three Daily Quotes Tag – Day 3

Once again, i want to thank Louise for tagging me in the challenge, this is so much fun! Thank You!!

The rules are:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a Quote for 3 consecutive days
  3. Nominate 3 bloggers each day

-Day 3-

 “There had to be something wrong with my life. I should have been born a Yugoslavian shepherd who looked up at the Big Dipper every night.”

Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Fun fact: I relate to this quote more than anyone in my life could even try to understand. That feeling is one I have all the time, and that’s why i believe in reincarnation.

Also, how awesome is the title of the book? Isn’t  it just amazing?! i love it so much! Also, i adore the book :p.

And today, for the tag, I want to nominate:

Ali@bookloverthoughts

Justine@bookwormaniac

Mina@myfangirlchronicles

In case you’ve  already done it or don’t want to,  please ignore this 🙂

Have a great day!

Clemence

The Random Tag

Yeah, It’s time for another tag!! So, okay… i just found this tag i was supposed to answer this a long long time ago… you see i was tagged about half an year ago or something, i really don’t remember XD… anyway,  I want to thank Giovanna@bookcomablog for tagging me on it tumblr_inline_n61q9gT5Qa1qhdusl

And now, let’s proceed;

1. What is your favorite food?
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Ice Cream (aka: the greatest thing to ever happen in my life)

I mean, i could just eat only Ice Cream for the rest of my life and i’d be the happiest person ever.

2. What are you having for dinner tonight?

Since i’m alone at home tonight, and i don’t particularly cook, it between:

or maybe:

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3. Who was the last person you emailed?

This is so funny (not really) i actually just emailed myself.. i mean, i emailed something to my kindle, so yeah .. okay, i don’t email much, just send fanfiction to my kindle…

4. What sports do you do?

I hike  and supposedly swim, i really want to play a sport, but i don’t have time right now.

5. Do you have any pet hates?

I have quite a few actually,  such as people stopping their cars on the crosswalk, or when a car goes a little faster so they can cross before you have to.

6. Do you play any instruments?

Does the flute count? I also used to play the piano, but i dropped it because i was extremely bad at it.

I Nominate:

 

I tag whoever wants to be tagged, since it is actually an old tag and i guess everyone already done it, … if you didn’t an you want to, please be my guest!

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Three Daily Quotes Tag – Day 2

Once again, i want to thank Louise for tagging me in the challenge, this is so much fun! Thank You!!

The rules are:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a Quote for 3 consecutive days
  3. Nominate 3 bloggers each day

-Day 2-

“A room without books is like a body without a soul”

– Marcus Tillius Cicero

This is, without doubt, my favorite quote of all time, i think i need it in a poster or something asap.

And today, for the tag, I want to nominate:

Imogene@MuggleBooks

Savannah@Geekishbooks

Cátia@TheGirlWhoReadTooMuch

In case you’ve  already done it or don’t want to,  please ignore this 🙂

Have a great day!

Clemence

Three Daily Quotes Tag – Day 1

First of all, i want to thank Louise for tagging me in the challenge, this is gonna be fun!

The rules are:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a Quote for 3 consecutive days
  3. Nominate 3 bloggers each day

-Day 1-

“And if I’m alone in bed, I will go to the window, look up at the sky, and feel certain that loneliness is a lie, because the Universe is there to keep me company.”

Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra

and today, for the tag, I want to nominate:

Aimal@aimalfarooq

Sara@freadomlibrary

Luna@Lunireads

In case you’ve  already done it or don’t want to,  please ignore this 🙂

Have a great day!

Clemence

 

 

 

 

 

Resolutions’ Update #2

The month is close to ending, so i decided to check up on my new year resolutions to know how am i doing so far. To be completely honest i don’t know what i was expecting, but not what i found out…

First, the idea of reading a classic a month sounded pretty easy, it’s just one book a month, but then i realized that it’s so difficult for me to care about the characters and the lifestyle in the books i chose is killing me, maybe i should find more *modern* classics, if that’s a thing, this far i’m about to finish reading Pride and Prejudice, but not without some struggle, if i end up saying i loved the book and happy because of that, count me super surprised too.

I read my second non-fiction book this month, Columbine by Dave Cullen, it’s a little cheating because i’ve been trying to read this book on and off for about three months, but hey, it’s over now (what a lucky pal i am, my only problem is with the book and not the real thing, which was terrible).

Yes i’m counting The Amazing Book is Not On Fire as a non-fiction because it’s about the lives of Phil and Dan… It’s a sort of a memoir, so in my mind, it counts. Maybe the next non-fiction will be You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day, i was also thinking about A Mother’s Reckoning by Sue Klebold, but the topic was such a kick to my stomach while reading Columbine, i’m not sure… I still want to buy it though, as i understand the money is donated to [i can’t remember where to, sorry].

I found a loophole on my resolutions because i said i want to read books i already own, but if i bought it last month, but read it this month, i’ve owned the book for about a month, does it count? i’mm not quite sure, so i decided that for it to be counted the book has to been bought last year at least… So this month i read ….. 2 books i’v owned since last year; The Magicians and Half Wild.

As for the rest of my resolutions, my book resolutions …  the ones i’m talking here about …. i haven’t done any of those yet…. Like, i haven’t even choose the mangas i’ll be reading, picked up only one trilogy i can finish this year and i’m not sure i want to keep on reading it… we’ll see, i guess. I decided on the rereads, but haven’t staretd yet. I bought the Amber Spyglass, the last book from His Dark Materials trilogy, so i can finish the trilogy, but now i’m not sure if i’ll do it… i mean, i don’t want it to nd, i liked the first two books so much, i’m scared. Also, I’m scared that if i finish the trilogy i might die.

Anyway, those are the updates.. nothing much i guess…. but have a great day!

Clems.