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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 …

Review: The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes

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Beautiful, adorable, unexpectedly cute - the right amount of fluff matching the perfect amount of emotion. I read this book quite a while ago, but didn't get the chance to fully review it, which is actually a shame because it is such an amazingly fun story and it deserves all the attention it gets (many of …

Wonderful animated covers in The Midnight Cup of Coffee

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I will still be offline for a few more weeks enjoying summer, but I found these beautiful animated covers and I wanted to share them with you all ;) I hope you are having a great time too - don't miss any chance to have fun and create beautiful memories! See you all soon and... happy reading!

Our (not so) secret blogging life in The Midnight Cup of Coffee

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I wrote this article on tumblr today, but then I felt the need to share it with everyone here as well. Sorry about the duplicate content - though it might not be a problem given the fact that I post my reviews or partial reviews on GoodReads too, for example. Most of us do. Do we …

Early Review: Shimmer by Paula Weston

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Beautiful, imaginative, seductive, addictive. This story always leaves me breathless and begging for more. Aaaaarh, such a wonderful frustration! I must confess that this series is killing me slowly, because how in the world am I going to wait for god-knows-how-long until the last one comes out? It's not like this is a more cruel ending (you know the …

Review: Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

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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 …

The Faded Trilogy – Excerpt & Giveaway in Spotlight

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I usually feature on the blog books about which I know at least a tiny bit. This is not the case - as only one of my book-friends has ever heard about this series. So let's take the chance and find, together, what this story is about. Below, you can read a bit about each book …

He+She = Excerpt+Giveaway in Spotlight

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Today is the release day of the lovely "He+She" by Michelle Warren. I've been shouting my excitement for this story all over the internet lately and now I am happy that other people will be able to read it and fall in love with it like I did. Oh, I've never been more happy to be …

Review: Flat-Out Celeste by Jessica Park

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Some stories are achingly beautiful and incredibly moving. They reach deep into the core of my soul and they fill me with so much happiness. They break my heart a bit and then wash away each tear with their intensity. ... Flat-Out Celeste is one of them.  You are who you are. Don't be ashamed of yourself. …

Early Review: He + She by Michelle Warren

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Oh, how I loved this book, how it melted my heart! Beautiful. Heartwarming. Funny. Romantic. Crazily cute. Emotional. Perfect. That's all He+She is... and more. If I could put it in a bowl and eat it with a spoon, I would endlessly savour it and enjoy it as much as I do with the mocca-creme (as in: chocolate & …

The Art of .. having fun! in The Midnight Cup of Coffee

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So you know this (kind of) story all too well, you've been there: disappointed, holding on to something that meant the world to you.. Or so you thought. But you know what you didn't know back then? That in love and war everything is possible and the tides will turn when you least expect it. “Sobs force …

Review: Split Second by Kasie West

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This story was pretty intense. There was so much action, plenty of 'take my breath away' kind of moments, also there were many turnarounds that I barely got to wrap my head around. It was just as insane as the first one and the need to switch between dual POVs just as strong as before (it …

Blog Tour: He+She = cover reveal [closed giveaway] in Giveaways Spotlight

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You know what I really love? Besides reading that is, I love beginnings. All kinds of beginnings, in different colours and shapes. And they follow me everywhere, even in my secret reading world. I love it when a favourite author of mine brings out a new story, with new characters and new adventures to follow. I love …

Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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I have this theory, that a person could like any book in the world - if the mood is right. I wonder how differently I could have seen this story; if maybe on another time I would have found it just as entertaining as other book-friends had. I really love reading and I always want to love …

Top Ten Bookish Things That I’d Like To Own in TopTenTuesday

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I don't usually find the time to follow weekly memes (to read some yes; to write a post not so much), but today I received by email this post from a book friend and I started to think about all the amazing bookish things I'd like in my life. So let's see.. My 'Top 10' in no …

Review: Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay

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I didn't know I was into retellings. Well... stop that thought right there, because if I think better about it, I am actually not. As what I liked the most about this book is that it has almost nothing in common with the original story. It feels incredibly fresh, it stands out on its own; Isra …

Review: Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

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I am not sure why it took me this long to review this book. Lately I've been struggling to find my words. And it is even harder with books that have tons of reviews already - what can I tell you that no one has before? We started this thing together. That’s how we’re going to …

Review: Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen

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What can I say, I am expanding my reading universe these days and this is taking me on a incredibly crazy ride all over the fantastic world, meeting all kinds of strange creatures that normally I wouldn't even dream of reading about (not to mention love them). And reading about trolls would have been probably the …

Living Before Midnight… in The Midnight Cup of Coffee

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This is not a post about books. This is not even about reading.. But if my words can reach you, then there is a connection formed already. And if that is the case, I'll take the liberty of asking you to think about what you see/hear next and to decide very well where to draw …

Early Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

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Such a wonderful ending to an amazing series! Such a rush, such a tremendously touching carousel of emotions. This story has.. everything: edge gripping action, mind-blowing turnarounds, laughing out-loud humour and a bit of a heartbreak every now and then. What more can one expect from a book, huh? Saying goodbye to these characters feels so wrong, it …

Early Review: Plus One by Elizabeth Fama

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Simply as beautiful as the cover - which actually takes my breath away! Isn't it refreshing to read something that doesn't resemble anything (or 'everything') you've read before? To meet characters that seem new in many ways, but as close to you as your best friends; to witness action that keeps you on the edge of your …

Review: Run of the Mill by Dave Patten

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Hidden gems are really hard to find. Lucky me, this one has found me, on its own! After so many years of reading I still can’t put my finger on the things that make me love a book… It probably starts with the tone of the ‘voice’ that tells the story – it has to be open, …

Happy Love Day! in The Midnight Cup of Coffee

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Today we celebrate 'Dragobete', the equivalent of 'Love Day' (of if you want, your Valentine's Day). 'Dragobete' is a traditional Romanian holiday originating from Dacian times and celebrated on February, the 24th. On this day, considered locally the first day of spring, boys and girls gather vernal flowers and sing together. It is a common belief in some parts of Romania that, during this celebration, if you step over your partner's foot, you will have the dominant role in your relationship.

Early Review: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

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I was lucky to receive this book, a thing that made me really happy, as I've had my eyes on it for a while based on my tiny crush on the gorgeous cover. I started reading it the very moment I got my hands on it (or well, on my kindle, but who needs so …

Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

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I have a really hard time explaining you just how much I love this series, how incredibly great it is (from the beautiful writing, to the amazing pack of characters, the laughing-out-loud kind of humour and the fascinating world and the too-awesome-to-be true plot-line) This being said.. Where's the next book?!

Review: Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

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To talk about this book.. Well I could write another novel about it, to be honest, as there are so many things to speak of - all of them great, be assured. It was just as beautiful as the first one! The world as dangerous, the characters just as fleshed out, also it felt like there was …