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3.5
Warcross
Book #1 in Warcross Series
By Marie Lu

Warcross was an exciting story, set in a world where technology took quite a few steps forward and games became a way of living. The plot follows Emika Chen, in a labyrinth of secrets and lies, struggling among friends and enemies, trying to conceive (what seems to be) the impossible. In the beginning she is just a bounty hunter, struggling …

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Saving Francesca
By Melina Marchetta

A moment of truth: I’ve felt depressed – on and off, in a way or another – my entire life. Not like Mia, but I had my share of sad moments, my ‘down’ moments, some kind of sorrow that seemed to linger at the edges of my consciousness. I don’t remember myself “before” (maybe I was even born this way, …

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And I Darken
Book #1 in The Conqueror's Saga Series
By Kiersten White

I probably enjoyed this book more than I should have, lol, but it felt refreshing to read something inspired by my country’s history, even though some aspects didn’t feel accurate – historical or not, it IS fiction after all, so I let the author take her story wherever she wants (not that I was too fond of history in school to notice …

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Girl in Pieces
By Kathleen Glasgow

There are books that need to be written. For us to be able to understand, (or) to heal our own wounds, (or) to let us know that life goes on. There are words that need to be said, that are stuck in one’s throat, threatening to choke him/her if there’s no one there to hear them. GIRL IN PIECES it’s …

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This is How it Happened
By Paula Stokes

It pains me to give such a low rating to this book, because – even though I did not enjoy the storyline and the main character as I should have – the message behind this book is incredibly powerful and important. We live in a world where people hide behind their keyboards, throwing hate around like knifes. They cut deep …

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Re-reading “The Winner’s Curse”
Book #1 in Winner's Trilogy Series
By Marie Rutkoski

I first read this book before it came out in the US, courtesy of the publisher. Back then I was looking for a (mushy) love story to sweep me off my feet, funny thing. It didn’t feel precisely like attaining that goal at that point, as I was left needing more. Much more (like butterflies and rainbows and kisses …

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#LookingForShadow GIVEAWAY (intl)
In Giveaways

Hey there, It’s my birthday and I have a gift for you: a chance to win a copy of Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley. Let’s search for Shadow around the world! I’ve been looking for him in Marbella, but as you can see from my picture, it doesn’t look like he was the artist behind this graffiti. So …

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Let the stars fall
In Blog Tours

STARFALL Launch Blitz & Giveaway I can’t believe Starfall by Melissa Landers is already out in the world and I haven’t written my praise for Starflight yet on the blog. Need to do that like yesterday! But take my word for it now, Starflight was one of the funniest stories! I loved both narrators with their sweet banter, the action-packed …

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Build me a time-machine
[The Undercurrent]
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

Yesterday, please!.. Truth being told, I am always extremely eager to read books that are miles months/years away, no matter how many books I own and I need to read in the present moment. For example… Today I read the newsletter from Paula Weston announcing her next book. It only mentioned a title and I started hyperventilating nonetheless.

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First look at: Encore
In Cover Reveals

Some covers are.. so yummy! …And just look at this beauty here! (hover to unveil the cover): Preorder:  BookDepository (INT) About the book: A companion novel to AMPLIFIED by Tara Kelly. “I lied my way into a band, humiliated them on stage, and got my heart broken by the bassist. Now…we’re on …

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First look at: The Secret history of us
In Cover Reveals

Some covers are.. mysterious! …And just look at this beauty here! (hover to unveil the cover): Preorder:  BookDepository (INT) About the book: “A near drowning . . . A coma for days . . . And then . . . Olivia wakes up to realize she doesn’t remember. Not just …

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The World of The Hunger Games Auction
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

Bring home a piece of the film! Great news for all Hunger Games fans (with deep pockets) out there… On May 20, over 400 pieces of historic Hollywood memorabilia and screen-used collectibles from The Hunger Games saga will try to find their way into the grabby hands of some lucky fans. Featuring authentic costumes, set pieces, and props, The World …

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Dreams of Gods and Monsters
Book #3 in Daughter of Smoke & Bone Series
By Laini Taylor

I do believe in magic: the magic of words. And Laini Taylor might as well have pure magic on the tip of her fingers, as that’s how enchanted I am by her story. This series is just too wonderful for words, absolutely mesmerising! And I could never recommend it enough. “Once upon a time,an angel and a devil pressed their hands …

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On The Jellicoe Road [re-read]
By Melina Marchetta

Reading (at least one of) Marchetta’s stories should be one of the “10 things to do in your lifetime”. Seriously, this woman is one of the most creative people alive, one of the most amazing writers I came across and I wish I could put into words the actual awesomeness of this book, but I feel a bit at a …

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All Our Yesterdays
By Cristin Terrill

Oh my! This is what a true time travel story should be about! The suspense, the confusion, the puzzled pieces that start to fit together, the world building, the character development (both in the past and the future)… Should I really tell you how much I loved this story? It was absolutely AMAZING! It blew my mind, of course …

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Enshadowed
Book #2 in Nevermore Series
By Kelly Creagh

Enshadowed is one of those stories that can simply leave you breathless and exhausted from so much beauty. I kept turning pages furiously inhaling every word and, even in the moments when there was no actual action, my elevated heart-rate made me feel like I was reading the most exhilarating of the books. In a way I was… because …

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In Honor
By Jessi Kirby

Heartbreakingly beautiful! Oh, sometimes I think that I’m so done with tragic books. They break me in a way nothing else does. They tear my heart apart, splitting it into a million pieces for wind to blow away. I love them and hate them with the power of ...

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Bittersweet
By Sarah Ockler

There is something so sweet about falling in love for the first time. About all those insecurities you might have, about not knowing what to choose, what is best for you. About wanting to risk it all but fearing that you will lose everything, about dreaming with your eyes wide open, about waiting for a ...

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