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Book Traveling Thursdays: With a new year come new books (#71)

Book Traveling Thursdays is created by Cátia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. This weekly meme consists in picking a book related to the weekly theme that is announced in the group Goodreads page (if you want to join click here) at the beginning of each month. After that you can write a blog post where you explain why you choose that book and choose different covers from different countries. To make it a little bit easy you are going to choose different editions of the original cover, the cover from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover.

With a new year come new books… Choose your first read of 2017.

Yay! More reasons to talk about my current-favorite-author! My first read in 2017 was The Indigo Spell from Richelle Mead. It’s the third book in the Bloodlines series, you’ll find a review of it here.

Original cover:

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I don’t exactly like this cover since it has faces on it, and I just kind of can’t stand covers with faces on it. Usually when I read, I have an idea of how the person looks in my head, and most of the time, the person on the cover doesn’t look like my image at all.

Cover from my country (the Netherlands):

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This one still has a real life person on it, but the books before were better (let me just show you quickly)

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These covers are (in my opinion) prettier than the original covers, because they are different, but still in the same style.

Favorite cover:

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I’ll admit it, it’s still not that pretty, but it’s literally the only one without real-life-people on it 😦

Least favorite cover (are you ready for it?):

Out of these, the German one is the least worse of them all. But still, yuck. Also, can we talk about how there are like 6 different covers and that’s it? Literally every other country that’s not mentioned here has the same cover as the original one…

I saved the best for the last…. The absolute worst cover:

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I mean…. Honestly?!? What were they even thinking??? This is literally 99% more Rose than it is Sydney to be honest, oh my God.

Anyways, enough ranting, I hope next week I’ll have some better covers for you!

Please tell me you share the same disgust for covers with real-life-people too, I feel like I have no right to imagine my own version of the people in the book… 

-Luci


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Library Haul #1

Well, this is a new thing (yes I know it already existed but this is new for me), but I’m actually really excited to let you know what I got at the library because this time, it’s a particularly awesome pile 🙂

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

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This is a book I’ve been wanting to read for a while (and it even fits in my 2017 reading challenge!) and now I finally have it 😀 I’ve already started reading, so a review should be up soon!

 

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

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A book I’ve seen a lot lately, so I’m glad my library has it. It was a little bit weird because in Dutch, this book is called 54 Minuten (translating to 54 minutes) so yeah, took me a while to find it on Goodreads haha

 

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

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This is the second book of the Red Queen series, and unfortunately, my library’s site is being stupid so I can’t find if they have the first book too 😦

 

The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson

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Since I’ve read the entire Mortal Instruments series, and only have the third book of the Infernal Devices left on my TBR, I was so happy I’ve found this book too! Really excited to read more about Magnus

 

Angelfall by Susan Ee

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A book I started a while ago and somehow never got further than the first few pages. Hoping this time I’ll fully read it, since I’ve heard a lot of good things about this series

 

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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I’ve started this series, like, two years ago. And forgotten half of it, so I’m gonna reread it! Besides, the other books sure as hell seem interesting too so I’m gonna read the entire series.

 

As I said, pretty awesome, right? I really hope I’ll be reading them all but that should be not so much of a problem. I usually don’t really do anything besides work, and the few people I do see regularly are all busy with school (oh yes school’s started again HURRAY). That should mean I have time for reading… Here’s to hoping I’ll get to it 🙂

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Have you read any books of my haul? What did you get at your last library haul? 

-Luci


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