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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …