Review: The Gilded Wolves, by Roshani Chokshi (The Gilded Wolves #1)

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Rating: ★★★☆☆

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Historical Fiction

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The Gilded Wolves has created quite a stir in the YA reader community, giving off Six of Crows vibes with its lovable crew, heists and cool fantasy world. It’s Paris, 1889 and the air is full of tension and wish for revolution. Meet the characters:

Séverin, a rich hotelier who desperately wants his inheritance back.
Tristan, his brother, who loves all things living.
Laila, a dancer with a dark secret.
Zofia, an engineer with a debt to pay.
Enrique, a historian nerd with a desire to prove himself. Continue reading

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The Sunday Snuggle Week 8 2019

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Hello readers!

This was not a very productive week reading-wise, because it’s been so hectic… I’ve been working on my health by going to the gym more often and also adjusting my sleeping schedule. I was not sleeping enough or well enough, and now I’m doing much better! But that leaves fewer late-night hours for reading. Also I arrive home late and tired and still got meal-prepping and so on to do, so I assume my blogging and reading will suffer a little (I’ve been considering going to 2 posts per week, but we will see!), and that is that. I have no regrets. My life is slowly getting in the shape I want it to be. In any case, I still got quite some reading done!

From Netgalley, I got:

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I love the cover of How To and it actually sounds really cool! I also craved a bit of something quick and sweet, and Suddenly Single sounded perfect, so I was glad to be approved for it!

On Audible I got:

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I wanted to start this in March only, but that is a whole week away and I simply cannot survive without an audiobook. Do you guys also play audiobooks while doing random things, like working out, going to the supermarket, checking through posts?

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eARC Review: The Psychology of Time Travel, by Kate Mascarenhas

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Rating: ★★★★★

Genres: Science Fiction

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I have received this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

In the first chapter of this book, we are in 1967 and time travel has just been invented. The four scientists are excited, hopeful, full of dreams. But when one of them, Barbara, goes into a manic depressive episode that is broadcast on a BBC interview, she never again is able to time travel or go back to her work. Fast forward to 2017 and Barbara’s granddaughter Ruby is just now finding out more details about her past and why her mom hates time travel. Then, it’s 2018 and a body has been discovered in a room locked from the inside, shot to death.

Yes, all those things are connected. Continue reading

Psychological Thrillers to Read if You Loved “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn

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Hello readers!

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn was such a phenomenon when it came out, and it’s still one of the best-selling thrillers ever. I loved it so much, and it got me addicted to psychological thrillers! Thinking about that, here are the psychological thrillers that remind me of Gone Girl and will give you the same vibes of a grey-moral character, manipulative villains, almost perfect crimes and mind-blowing twists!

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If you loved Gone Girl…

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You may also like:

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Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan

This is not exactly a thriller, although it’s categorized as such. It’s a contemporary, charming and elegant, beautifully written – and chilling. Delphine merges fact and fiction in this book, telling the story of how she met L., a sophisticated woman with whom she develops a complicated relationship. But what are L.’s motivations? Where did she come from? Continue reading

The Sunday Snuggle Week 7 2019

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Hello readers!

I actually forgot to put the books from the Readathon in the last Sunday Snuggle, but I’m adding them here instead. This week was a bit tiring, as I try to make my sleep pattern more regular, which involves a lot of not sleeping enough.

In case you missed it, I posted my experience of one year of reading romance novels! If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that I don’t read romances a lot, but last year I took on the challenge of reading more of the genre and… well, find out what I thought of the experience 🙂

1 Year of Romance Books (Update on my 2018 Valentine’s Day Post)

Rewarding myself for finally having my TBR below 190 books, I bought:

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Now it’s back to more than 190 books, because I added the rest of the Accursed Kings collection after reading the first one, The Iron King. *sigh* But we’re moving forward, so that’s good!

Gabrielle Mathieu was kind enough to send me the rest of the Falcon Trilogy, and I’m so excited to get to them!

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After that, I actually bought a couple more books!

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Review: After I Do, by Taylor Jenkins Reid

after i do taylor jenkins reidRating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Contemporary

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Taylor Jenkins Reid slowly makes her way towards my favorite authors of all times. After I Do is the story of Lauren and Ryan, who fell in love at 19 and now find themselves eleven years later falling out of love with each other.

I loved this book very much. It starts with the story of Lauren and Ryan falling in love, meeting so young and finding in each other someone they wanted to be with all their lives. It was sweet to read about, but nothing too special. I wasn’t taken by story then just yet – it wasn’t unlike any other “marriage struggles” stories I’ve read before. But then. Continue reading

1 Year of Romance Books (Update on my 2018 Valentine’s Day Post)

Hello readers!

If you remember, on Valentine’s Day I posted that I would try more books of the genre, since this is indisputably the least read genre in fiction for me. So today I am showing what I have read since, what I thought of those books and if they helped change my mind!

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What I read since February 2018

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The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
Hummm, I didn’t love neither hate this book. While it was entertaining, I didn’t buy the romance at all. It was just not for me, which was disappointing, being one of the few contemporary romances I’ve ever read. Also I found out that ~sexy scenes on Audiobooks just aren’t for me.
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
I am so in love with this book. It’s got a lush, dark world building, a mysterious Goblin king, a talented main character, there’s lots of music and pain and love. It broke my heart.
Rating: ★★★★★

Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre
This was okay. I gave it 4 instead of 3 stars because the steamy scenes were SO sexy and because the main character had a no-nonsense personality, which I really appreciated.
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Romantic Bookish Quotes to Send to your S.O. on Valentine’s Day

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Hello book lovers!

If you like sending cards or love letters to your valentine, then maybe you also find yourself in the same predicament as me: looking for hours for a good quote to really round up what you mean to say, something romantic that isn’t another Shakespeare sonnet. So I collected some of my favorites from YA fantasies, classics and anywhere else that I could think of. Leave in the comments some of your favorite quotes!

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“You’ve driven me crazy. You’ve caused me considerable trouble and I’ve contemplated ending your life twice since I’ve known you. But you’ve slipped into my skin, invaded my blood and seized my heart.”
Adapted, Maria V. Snyder, Poison Study

“Paradox of marriage: you can never know someone entirely; you do know someone entirely.”
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The Sunday Snuggle Week 6 2019

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Hello readers!

This was a very heavy-reading week – I normally start counting from the moment a Sunday Snuggle gets post what I count for the next one – and as that happens Sunday early evening, I normally get another few hundred pages in. It’s also normally when I start new books – in this case I started and finished Once Ghosted, Twice Shy, and also got Exit West done.

From Audible, I got:

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Book Recommendations for 20-Somethings

I’ve been seeing lots of discussion on Twitter about the lack of New Adult books out there and how a lot of NA books get marketed as YA so that it gets read at all. So, after reading this recommendation list by Book Riot, I thought it would be interesting to come up with a list of my own.

I don’t really have lots of self-help (I’ve seen lots of those on other lists like this) because I don’t read those much. I have on this list romance, contemporary, fantasy and classics. Maybe a nonfiction or two. So, without further ado, here are some books I recommend for 20-somethings!

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The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath

This is a classic that keeps getting recommended to people, especially women. I agree with that assessment – many people would benefit from reading this gorgeous book. Sylvia Plath has a beautiful writing style, but more than that, she captures the emptiness that a lot of people feel, that distance between oneself and others. It’s not an upbeat book, but a great read that will get you thinking. Continue reading