February Wrap-Up: A surprising month

february-wrap-up.pngHappy Thursday!

I’d like to apologize for not posting this past week: I’ve been quite overwhelmed because my winter break ended and I had an exam at the beginning of the week (a small one but still stressful, exams are never not stressful to me). Hopefully, I’ll get back into a good rhythm because I missed blogging even if it was just for a few days. I’ve only had this blog for a month, but I’m really attached to it, and having so much fun; everyone has been so nice, so thank you to all of you for your kindness and how welcoming you’ve been. ♥Read More »

The Unapologetically Book Tag

The Unapologetically Book Tag

Happy Thursday!

For the past couple weeks since I listened to it for the first time, I have been so in love with Kelsea Ballerini’s Unapologetically album. I’ve listened to it on repeat for a whole week and even now I still listen to it at least once a day, so that goes to show how much I love it. While focusing on the lyrics, I realized that some of the songs reminded me very strongly of some characters and OTPs from books, so I began to think how I could link this album to books. And last night, this original book tag was born! I’m gonna answer it today, right here, and if you’re interested you definitely should do it too and answer as many questions as you want (whether you’ve listened to the album or not)!Read More »

Witchlands Book Tag

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Happy Thursday!

As you know, Bloodwitch, book 4 of The Witchlands series by Susan Dennard came out last Tuesday and I’ve been talking about the series quite a lot. Today will be no different (I’m sorry, I’m just so excited about this release, I’m currently reading it and it’s SO GOOD), because I came across a fun Witchlands tag on Sam’s lovely blog, Some Books & Ramblings and I thought I’d give it a try! The tag was created by Inside My Library Mind. The rules are simple:

  • Create the Creator
  • Credit the person who tagged you
  • Have fun!

So let’s jump right in then!

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The Tropes Book Tag

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Happy Wednesday!

The lovely Clara tagged me in the tropes book tag created by JesReadsBooks, thank you so much Clara! ♥ She’s absolutely phenomenal and her blog is as well, please check it out! It was definitely challenging but fun to answer these questions, so let’s jump in!

Hopelessly Devotedname two character from separate series that you ship.    

This is honestly the hardest question out of all of them because I have never even thought about it until today. It took me a long time to figure out, but I settled on Safi from Truthwitch and Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices. Why? Because of the way they love their friends so deeply, having an unbreakable bond with them, Safi with Iseult and Will with Jem. They’re pretty loud people, impulsive in their actions, having to improvise quite often. I think it’d be fun to see how they interact.Read More »

The Witchlands series by Susan Dennard: reasons why I love this universe

Why I love The Witchlands series

Happy Sunday!

This reading week for me was all about The Witchlands, a series written by Susan Dennard; I read Windwitch, the second installment in the series throughout the week, finishing the last 100 pages Saturday afternoon. But I didn’t stop there, I decided to read Sightwitch, the novella following Ryber, one of Truthwitch’s characters that same afternoon, and I finished it in one sitting. I was determined to finish it before dinner, and I did, which I was so happy about. Why, you may ask. Well, you see, the next novel set in this world, Bloodwitch, comes out on the 12th of February, so that means I’m all ready for it (I’ll ignore the fact that after I read Bloodwitch, I won’t have any more books in the series to read and I’ll have to wait and I’ll probably cry…)!

And in honour of the new book coming out in two days, I thought I’d celebrate by talking to you about why I’m so in love with this universe, going through each book starting with Truthwitch, which I read last month. I’ll keep this spoiler-free in case any of you want to read this series in the future!

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WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday
Happy Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words in which you answer three simple questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

My progress of reading has been quite good lately so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to write this post. The beginning of 2019 is a huge contrast from last year for me in regards to reading: I’m reading much more, and more consistently as well and I’m so happy about it! The past few days might have been a bit slow because I had long days at university, but I still managed to read which I’m glad for.

  • What I’m currently reading: Windwitch by Susan Dennard

Sans titreHaving read Truthwitch at the beginning of the year and having absolutely loved it, I knew I had to read Windwitch soon. And with Bloodwitch, the new installment in the series coming out in six days, it seemed like the perfect time to go back into the Witchlands universe. So far, I’m really liking it, I’m 30% in and the action is picking up quite a bit. I’m still amazed at Susan Dennard’s talent, her writing is vivid and addicting, the world is still expanding, and I can’t wait to see what I discover reading this book.

  • What I recently finished: The Young Elites trilogy by Marie Lu

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As you can tell from my previous post, talking about how much I love Marie Lu’s work, I really loved this trilogy. It was a very intense read, emotionally heavy and dark, and I loved every single page of it. I was warned the ending would probably make me cry, and it did, I was heartbroken and sobbing when I got to the acknowledgments. I’m so glad I decided to pick it up this year.

  • What I might read next:
  • Sightwitch by Susan Dennard
  • Legend by Marie Lu
  • City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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I never plan a very strict TBR, I mostly choose the book I’m most in the mood for at the time. But I have a feeling it will be between these three books when I do finish Windwitch. Sightwitch is an obvious one as it is the novella that came out after Windwitch, and that the author recommends reading before Bloodwitch. Legend being the only Marie Lu series I haven’t read yet, it is also a good choice simply because after reading two of her series, I want to read ALL OF THEM. And in January, I started my reread of The Shadowhunter Chronicles with The Infernal Devices and I’d love to start my reread of The Mortal Instruments this month. As you can tell, I can be pretty indecisive when it comes to deciding what I’ll read next. I never want to read a book I’m not in the mood for, because then I wouldn’t do it justice.

What are you currently reading, or planning to read? Any recommendations from your recent reads that you particularly loved?

Until next time,

Noémie

Author Appreciation: Marie Lu

Author Appreciation_ Marie Lu

Happy Tuesday!

The past few days, I have been immersed in one of Marie Lu’s world as I was reading The Young Elites trilogy. I was at the same time thinking of an article to write, inspiration escaping me once again because all I wanted to do was to express how much I love Marie Lu’s writing and books. Then I thought: why not do that ? So here we are, with this author appreciation post, because I have so many feelings to talk about. I don’t want to make specific plans for the future, but I might do more of these, talking about authors whose work I really love.

My introduction to Marie Lu’s books was not that long ago: the first book of hers I read was Warcross, in 2018. And let me tell you: I fell completely in love and I rated the book five stars without any hesitation. Of course, I picked up the sequel and final novel of the duology, Wildcard, as soon as it came out and I’m pretty sure I finished it in one sitting, one sunday afternoon. I kept telling myself “Okay, just one more chapter”, but when I got halfway through the book, I simply gave up, knowing perfectly well I was not about to put the book down.

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January Wrap-Up

January Wrap-Up

 

Happy Friday!

January was a surprising reading month for me, in the best way possible. On January 1st, I set my goodreads challenge at 40 books, same as for 2018. I didn’t manage to reach these 40 books last year, and I was set on trying again and succeeding this time.
I was not expecting to start the year so well with 7 books read this month. It’s personally such a good number for me, and aside from this number, I enjoyed every single book I read which makes this reading month even better.

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