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Review: Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin

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I like stories about memory loss. Stories that feel like a puzzle I have to work on in order to see the final picture. Stories that make me wonder how did things get to be the way they are now, which are the secrets behind all the appearances and what are the characters actually made …

My Bookish Christmas Tree 2014 in The Midnight Cup of Coffee

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One more year to go. This makes me happy, as well as it makes me sad... Happy because I've read some amazing books this year and my personal life has been just as full of joyful events. Sad, because time is passing way to fast, there were so many things I still want(ed) to do, so many books …

Review: Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas

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Lovely characters, sarcastic voice, a bit of mystery and plenty of fun - this book is full of awesome. It is a story about life, about how easy it is to misjudge people, how easy it can be to make friends if you open up just a bit. It felt real, it was sweet and …

Review: Eden at the Edge of Midnight by John Kerry

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I rarely read a book I know nothing about - and yes, I do remember reading the synopsis at some point, but when I picked it up to read it I didn't remember anything from it. As the cover shows, Eden at the Edge of Midnight describes a fantastic and vibrant world, so different than our …

Blog Tour: The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer in Giveaways Spotlight

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Hi guys! Today we have a guest on the blog: Laxmi Hariharan, author of "The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer", is here to tell us a bit about herself, to reveal an excerpt from the book and to give you the opportunity to enter a Giveaway. I am new to this story, but I have it on my to-read list and …

Early Review: Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby

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♥ Another story that steals my breath away... I have tears in my eyes, so forgive me if my words might blur together. What you're reading now is, after all, a puddle of feelings threatening to either choke or warm my heart. I've said it before, I'll say it again, Jessi has this incredible power for breaking my …

Review: Pulled Under by Michelle Dalton

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Sweet and cute and funny, a perfect summer read! A while ago I read and loved Sixteenth Summer, a wonderful story about first loves and new beginnings. So when I got the chance to read another book from the same author, with a similar storyline, I didn't think twice about it, I just dived right into it. 'Pulled Under' …

Review: UnDivided by Neal Shusterman

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There are very few books so powerful that can follow you into your dreams. That leave an imprint on your soul. That are so dreadful and horrifying, but in the same time so beautiful and completely mesmerising ...

Review: UnSouled by Neal Shusterman

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It's official, this is one of the best dystopian story I've ever had the honour to read! To be this connected with the characters, this emotionally invested in the story, this awestruck with the world building and the amazing, mind-blowing plot.. It feels like a gift, there's no better feeling in the reading world ...

Review: The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

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You might have noticed by now that I love emotional stories. You know, those books that make me smile until my face hurts, but that can also make my soul ache just a little bit. This is in fact what I like about reading, in general - because it takes me through so many emotions in …

Early Review: This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman Meagan Spooner

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THIS SHATTERED WOLRD does not give you time to think about it, you just dive into it and stop breathing until you reach the last page. But trust me, you will feel like you’ve reached that one way too soon. I, for one, could never have enough of this story ...

Review: The Body Electric by Beth Revis

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I am at a loss for words because this book really took my breath away. And I need to tell you more... I need to tell you how beautifully written this story is, what an amazingly vivid world Beth has created, how incredible and fleshed out the characters are, how mind-blowing and breathtaking the plot is, how unreliable but …

Review: One moment by Kristina McBride

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Oh, just look at that cover, just how beautiful it is! That was the first thing that grabbed my attention, and then there was the book description - I love stories about memory loss, about characters that need to pick up the remaining pieces of their lives and remember how it was when all pieces fitted …

Review: The Young Elites by Marie Lu

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This could have been so easily a 5 stars read for me. It is indeed a very beautiful story. The writing is as amazing as Marie Lu can write, the world is strongly built, the vivid images created by the powers of the Elites are marvellous, the characters are unique and fleshed-out at the border of becoming …

Review: The Archived by Victoria Schwab

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Wow, this story will probably haunt me even in my dreams. I finished reading it and all I could think of was: how amazingly-beautiful the writing was, how imaginative the world, how full of emotion the main character.. Absolutely wonderful! Incredibly touching! "The Archived" tells a story of terrible loss - not necessary by the nature of …

Early Review: The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

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Do you know the feeling you get while and after you hold your breath for long? How time seems to stop for a while, how your heart beats faster and faster, how sharp everything becomes after the fuzziness washes over? This is how this book feels like. And it is wonderful, and dangerously heartbreaking. There is nothing in …

Review: Come Back to You by Liesel Schmidt

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To be honest, I don't know how to review this book. It was nothing like I thought it would be, nothing like it seemed in the beginning. And I can't actually talk much about it in fear of spoiling it. Anyways, I'll start with the things I liked the best: And the thing is that Liesel Schmidt really knows how …

Review: Tin Lily by Joann Swanson

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Such a beautiful book! The wonderful prose, the emotional story, the great characters.. It touched my heart, really. This book is absolutely incredible and I feel honoured to have it on my 'favourite' shelf. The story is dark, but also hopeful, it is a triller but also with a psychological touch, it talks about trauma but also …

Early Review: Home is Where You Are by Tessa Marie

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This book has found a soft spot in my heart and it simply decided to call it 'home'. I love it when it happens, when I don't expect much but I fall hard for a story, when the characters are so adorable that I want to take them home with me. And this book here …

Early Review: The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

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A classical dystopian story with a spin-off, and simply as beautiful as the cover! ^_^ And not that the short-haired girl with the white dress and knife in hand is actually a truthful representation of Ivy, if I come to think about it, but the overall image still manages to fit the story perfectly. I don't know, …

Excerpt: Scar of the Bamboo Leaf by Sieni A.M. in The Midnight Cup of Coffee

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I hope that you are all fine, enjoying the beginning of Autumn and in a mood for finding about new books. I am still recovering after the holidays (yes, to much relaxation gets into the bloodstream and it's hard to come back to normal chaos). Anyways, I have the pleasure to present you an excerpt from the …

Early Review: When by Victoria Laurie

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Oh, what a feast for my senses! My verdict: Incredible, addictive and absolutely well done (in terms of writing style, characters, plot, suspense, even that cute ending)! "When" (formerly called "Death Date") is an amazing paranormal story full of mystery and turnarounds. It has a gripping plot, great character development.. and for some reason I simply can't get it out of …

10 Little Pieces of Me in The Midnight Cup of Coffee

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There are not only words, but entire worlds, trapped inside the books we read. We need to set them all free, to make our world a better place with them in it. Some books I read only for 'the fun of it', some others touch my heart deeply with their aching beauty.. But there are also …

Summer Break Top Ten in The Midnight Cup of Coffee

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I will still be away for a little while enjoying the sun, the Mediterranean sea and all varieties of tapas; and I feel a bit bad to having left you there hanging with 2 negative reviews, though I promise to come back with some great recommendations for you. So, to lighten the mood, I want to share …

Review: Take Me On by Katie McGarry

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I think I might've outgrown these stories, or maybe it's just this family from both 'Crash into You' and 'Take me On' that I can't relate with no matter what. It's all so random and inconsistent with these people. In fact with everybody in this book. - The thing with the father being involved in the …

Review: More Than Music by Elizabeth Briggs

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I am not a writer; I have no idea how does that feel like or how hard it might be. But I am a reader and as a reader I do have expectations. When I read a book I want to 'live' in it for a while, I want to 'be' the main character through it all, …

Review: Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

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Now we're talking! This is what an assassin's story should look like, this is what I expected from the assassin-nuns concept I've been sold the first time around :D DARK TRIUMPH is one of the best sequels out there, as it takes the story further and so it develops into something wonderful, something beautifully dark. “It is a …