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Top 5 Wednesday: Books That Aren’t Set In/Inspired By The Western World

And now for the t5w for this week!

The Top 5 Wednesday is created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @Thoughts On Tomes. You can find the Goodreads group here.

–I know this is a long title, but I couldn’t figure out how else to word it and still get the point across. Talk about books that are set outside of the Western World (so outside of North America and Western Europe) or if they are SFF, books that aren’t inspired by those places (so no medieval setting fantasy!) 

1. The Lunar Chronicles

Of course I’d start with TLC because I LOVE the series! This series starts in New Bejing, and the second book is set in France, and between France and China there’s some flying in outer space 🙂

2. The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner takes place in Afghanistan, and I have yet to read it but I don’t have it at home so yeah. I will read it, I promise. 3. Any Scandinavian Thriller

3. Any Scandinavian thriller

I have no idea if Scandinavian books are set in the Western World  actually, which is why I named it like this. I love these books though, they’re a lot better than American thrillers (in my opinion!)

 

I can absolutely not think of any other books that aren’t set in the Western World, so if you have any recommendations, let me know!

-Luci


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Top 5 Wednesday: Side Ships

Hello, here I am again with the T5W! The Top 5 Wednesday is created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @Thoughts On Tomes. You can find the Goodreads group here.

— Tell us your favorite relationships that don’t involve the protagonist! 

I’m really excited for this theme, because most side ships don’t get their own story, yet sometimes I love the side ship more than the main ship haha 😛

 

1. Lissa and Christian – Vampire Academy

Of course one of my side ships would be from this series (spoiler alert: next one will be too), I love it too much. Now, to be fair, this isn’t exactly a side ship, but Rose is the main character so I think this counts as side ship :’)

 

2. Jill and Eddie – Bloodlines

I did warn you, didn’t I? Sorry, I’m way too much in love with anything Richelle Mead writes. Jill and Eddie are the cutest side ship, but also the most frustrating one because they can’T SEEM TO GET TOGETHER. Struggles of a book addict…

 

3. Alec and Magnus – The Mortal Instruments

In the series, this ship is portrayed as one of the main (I think, I haven’t watched it yet), but in the books, this is more of a side ship. They’re really cute together though!

 

4. Simon and Izzy – The Mortal Instruments 

Gosh, another one from the same series.. However, Simon and Izzy are amazing, and I’d love to read a book from Simon’s POV. Not only with Izzy, but also how he became a vampire and all that. *Pokes Cassandra Clare*

 

5. Cress and Thorne, Scarlet and Wolf – The Lunar Chronicles

While Cinder is seen as the main character throughout the entire series, I really love Scarlet and Cress ❤

 

And that’s all for this week! What are your favorite side ships? Do you like them more than main ships?

-Luci


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April TBR

Heya all! It’s a new month again, which means it’s time to have a more specific TBR. Let’s hope I stick to it this time 🙂

ARC’s TBR – I requested a lot of ARC’s in February, and then suddenly I got my own apartment, which means I had a lot less time to read in March. Hurray, daily chores 😦 However, this means I’m behind on my ARC’s, but I heard about an ARC challenge in April (gotta search it up!) to catch up on them, so I’ll probably be joining that one!

Rose Petal Graves

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A Life Without You

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Geekarella

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Definitions of Indefinable Things

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The Upside of Unrequited

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Other books – I ordered a lot of books online, but I forgot which ones. They’ve started delivering to my house, so every time I get a book it’s like opening a present! 🙂

  • The Lunar Chronicles. I’ve started this series, but since my library only has book 1 and 2, I ordered the complete series online. Really excited to finally read the 3rd book
  • Bloodlines. I have them on my phone, but I’d rather read actual books than ebooks, so I think once they deliver, I’ll finish the series, which is amazing and saddening at the same time… I don’t want this series to end!
  • The Sun Is Also A Star. This book came in last month, and I peeked inside and accidentally read the first three chapters and now I want to read it so badly! But I told myself I need to read the books from my currently reading-pile first before I can start another

And that’s it so far! There are probably more books for my April TBR but as I mentioned, I literally do not remember what books I ordered, so it’ll be a surprise!

I am also back to working 6 days a week in April, so let’s see how well my reading will go 🙂

What does your TBR look like at the moment? 

-Luci


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Book review: Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles 2)

Hello there! I’ve had a quite busy week, and my internet is acting all crappy so a lot of posts will probably be posted somewhere around this weekend (I hope), when everything’s good again. My drafts won’t save sometimes, images won’t upload, and my posts also fail to publish, so I’m wondering how this will go. However, I read Scarlet (a week ago already), and I absolutely loved it!

Read my review of Cinder here

Title: Scarlet

Author: Marissa Meyer

Goodreads link: Scarlet

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Summary: Scarlet Benoit’s grand-mère has gone missing, and Scarlet is sure she can get her back.She teams up with Wolf, a street fighter who might have more information. However nice he seems, sometimes he acts all weird but Scarlet would do anything to get her grand-mère back. Meanwhile, at the other side of the world, Cinder is unraveling another mystery concerning the Lunar queen Levana and the lost princess. When Cinder and Scarlet cross paths, a lot becomes clear. Now, the only thing they have to do is so stay ahead of Queen Levana, who’s attacking all over the kingdom to force Prince Kai to marry her.

Oh man, this book was even better than the first one. Throughout the book I hoped Cinder and Scarlet would meet soon, but when they finally did, the setting made it the most perfect moment of all.

Scarlet could very well be me, and even though she doesn’t make the smartest decisions sometimes, she’s quite the girl. She knows when to push buttons and I loved what she did to get her grand-mère.

Wolf was a weird character in the beginning, I didn’t really know what to think of him and he didn’t exactly seem nice either. However, he helped Scarlet and that seemed enough. Keyword: seemed. After a while, I began to understand what the whole thing was with Wolf and his moments, and it bothered me a little bit that Scarlet didn’t seem to get it at all… However, they’re cute together!

Cinder got all awesome with her new hand, and the way she handled things. I actually laughed out loud sometimes, when she reacted to something Thorne said when it was completely obvious he didn’t mean it or something.

Thorne is a whole other kind of character, and I loved him right from the beginning. He knew how to deal with Cinder, and he’s funny and I kind of want Cinder and Thorne together..

Another thing is Queen Levana, after reading this book I got really curious for her story, what happened exactly that made her this way?

Overall, this book was amazing and even if you didn’t like Cinder, I’d recommend this one. Unlike a lot of other series, this book is totally different from the first one, mainly because the main characters are completely different!

Have you read this book or series? Tell me, do the other books also get better and better? 

-Luci


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Book review: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles 1)

I read this book in almost one sitting, because I had to work in between reading 😛

Title: Cinder

Author: Marissa Meyer

Goodreads link: Cinder

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Summary: Cinder is a cyborg, gifted with mechanic skills. She became a cyborg around the age of 11, and she doesn’t remember anything about her life before that.The only thing she knows is that she came from somewhere in Europe and soon after her stepfather adopted her, he died. She now lives with her stepmother, Adri, and stepsisters, Pearl and Peony. She works, but the income goes directly to Adri, and other than that, she is mostly used for fixing things. Peony is the only one who actually likes and talks to Cinder. Luckily, Cinder has her android Iko, who gets her through everything. When one day she comes in contact with Prince Kai, Cinder knows there is a spark between them, but denies it. She is just a cyborg and he is the Prince, about to be emperor. Besides, Prince Kai’s father is currently dying of letumosis, an illness with no cure. When Peony gets infected too, Adri blames Cinder and sends her to the lab of the palace to have her checked. There, they discover a secret about her. A secret that could get her killed.

I’ve read this book before (as I have with many) and I didn’t remember anything of it (as I have with many 😛 ) so I decided it was time for a reread. And man, what a reread it was. This book was really awesome, even though I remembered the huge plot twist at the end of the book.

Cinder is amazing, and I have lots of respect for her. The way she dealt with things was almost exactly how I’d have reacted in some situations. When Peony got sick, I actually felt my heart break because I knew how this would end.

Prince Kai handled things really well, even after the death of his father. I didn’t agree with his decisions at the end of the book (of course), but other than that, I’m glad he actually kissed her. I actually almost felt sorry for him when Cinder kept denying his invitations for the royal ball, it was sad haha.

Iko is something I’d want to have for myself as well. She seems really sweet and funny, and it would be extremely awesome to have an android helping you with everything and just being with you.

Queen Levana is an interesting person, and as far as I know, there’s a book about her story. If not, I hope some of it is in the other books in this series!

Overall, I really liked this book and I can’t wait to read the second! The characters were really strong and the story kept getting more and more interesting 🙂

Have you read this book? What did you think? 

-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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2017 series TBR

So, while I don’t usually do these New Year’s Resolutions, I do have a few (read: a lot) books I want to read in 2017. I also want to blog more frequently -but I’ll see how that thing will go.

Find my 2017 standalones TBR here

  • Game of Thrones series by George R. R. Martin (reread)

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  • Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan (reread)

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  • Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead (I’m currently halfway through already 😀 )

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  • The Inheritance Cycle (Eragon) series by Christopher Paolini (reread)

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  • Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer

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  • Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas

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  • Talon series by Julie Kagawa

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  • Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard

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  • The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater

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Here’s to hoping I’ll be able to read all these amazing series! I’ll also have a post with the standalones I want to read, which will be up shortly after this

Do we have any series in common? Have you read one of these series? what did you think?

-Luci


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Top Ten Thursday: Books I definitely want to read in 2016

Heya! I don’t know if there’s an actual list with all TTT’s for each Thursday, but while I’m searching that up (or you could tell me in the comments where to find it? 🙂 ), I’m making my own. So, here is: 10 books/series I definitely want to read in 2016

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