Mini Reviews: YA books #2

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Hello, world! I’m back with another edition of the Mini Reviews and, this time, our theme is Young Adult books! YAAAY!

Just remembering that the mini reviews deal is a combination of inspirations from Cait, of The Paper Fury, and from Lindsey, of @thepagemistress, and that I do those with books that: a) were good, but weren’t unforgettable; b) were too short for a complete review; c) I really liked, but the book didn’t change my life.

In this post, you’ll find mini reviews for:

  • Madeleine Roux – The Scarlets (The Asylum #1.5)

  • Madeleine Roux – Catacomb (The Asylum #3)

  • Rainbow Rowell – Kindred Spirits

  • Sarah J. Maas – A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)

  • Sara Shepard – The Perfectionists (The Perfectionists #1)

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BOOK TOUR: Third Chronicles of Illumination, by C. A. Pack

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Good day, darlings! Welcome to the blog tour for Third Chronicles of Illumination, by C. A. Pack! =D In this post, you’ll find information about the book and the series, where to buy it, a killer excerpt and an awesome giveaway!

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Third Chronicles of Illumination

by C. A. Pack

Genre: YA Paranormal/Fantasy

Release date: February 7th, 2017

Artiqua Press

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Oh, no! Johanna Charette and Jackson Roth have allowed a sneaky shapeshifter to slip right through their fingers. The good news is that he’s now trapped between the layers of time and space with their Terrorian nemesis, Nero 51. The bad news is the Terrorian wants to control all the Libraries of Illumination, while the shapeshifter wants to control everything else. Who knows how long the Illumini system will remain safe? It’s taking a toll on Johanna and Jackson, who are smack in the center of everything as they struggle to protect the libraries’ legacy. Can you spell s-t-r-e-s-s? The pressure is driving a stake between the teens, and their mercurial romance could be over before it has truly begun.

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Mini Reviews: YA books #1

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Hello, dearies! We have here another powerful edition of the mini reviews post =D This time, however, the macro theme will be Young Adult books that I have read recently =)

Just remembering that the mini reviews deal is a combination of inspirations from Cait, of The Paper Fury, and from Lindsey, of @thepagemistress, and that I do those with books that were good, but weren’t unforgettable =)

In this post, you’ll find mini reviews for:

  • Elizabeth Rudnick – A Frozen Heart
  • Emily Rodda – The Key to Rondo (Rondo #1)
  • G. K. DeRosa – Wilder Destiny (The Guardian #2)
  • John Connolly – The Book of Lost Things
  • Kiera Cass – The Siren
  • Laini Taylor – Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1)
  • Shannon Hale – The Unfairest of Them All (Ever After High: Storybook of Legends #2)

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January’s New Books! (Aka my Goodreads wish list for the month)

Hellooooo and welcome to our first blogging week of January =D This panda is really glad that 2016 is over and I hope everyone’s lives get better in 2017!

We’re gathered here today for my monthly wishlist based on Goodreads’ popular book releases list and on what I have on my shelves over there =) I accept donations in case someone wants to gift me with any of those books LMAO #justkidding #ormaybenot #Ilovegifts #butwhodoesn’t?

Ps: you’ll notice some big authors weren’t featured on this post despite having new releases on January, but that is because I wasn’t impressed with their books? Sorry :/

JANUARY’S NEW BOOKS

*click on the book covers to be taken to their Goodreads’ page!*

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Mailbox news: weekly update about the bookish world #5

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(Edition from Dec. 22th to 28th)

HELLOOOOOO, GUYS! Welcome to another edition of Mailbox News! As I predicted, the end of the holidays meant a calm down on author’s news for now =) I’ll go back to once a week posts for now and you won’t die scrolling down anymore, haha!

In this issue you’ll find news about: C. J. Sears, Julia London, Lucy Lennox & Michelle Madow

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BOOK BLITZ: Light in My Dark, by Jean Gilbert & William Dresden

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Good evening, lovely people! It is I, the panda that almost couldn’t reach the keyboard to type thanks to the new size of my well fed belly, haha! Hope everyone had a lovely time on Christmas ❤ Today I’d like to present you all to a book with a WONDERFUL cover ❤ And I hear the story is nice as well. I’m talking about Light in My Dark, by Jean Gilbert and William Dresden =D

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Light in My Dark

by Jean Gilbert & William Dresden

Genre: YA Fantasy

Release Date: October 21st, 2016

Rogue House Publishing

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Two boys love her. Two worlds need her. Only she can save them both.

Sixteen-year-old Harper Deveraux has longed for an adventure ever since her mother died of cancer four years ago. Much to her dismay, she is stuck in Glen Eden, a small mountain town in upstate New York that does little to fuel her hopes and dreams.

Another year of high school has begun, and with the Moon Dance only a few weeks away, Harper suddenly finds herself torn between the affections of two boys: her best friend Jack, and a new boy from the City named Knes who might not be from this world.

Strange things begin to happen in Glen Eden when Harper uncovers a mystery that involved her mother and a realm shrouded in darkness that lies beyond the wall… A realm that Knes intends to take her to. Only Jack stands in his way.

Light In My Dark, is an action-packed modern YA fantasy, filled with dark forces, love, and self-discovery.

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BLOG TOUR: Heir of Thunder, by Karissa Laurel

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Good morning, bamboo lovers! Start the day talking about books is pretty much the best way to do it, so I bring to you a lovely book tour by YA Bound Book Tours for Heir of Thunder, by Karissa Laurel! =D

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Heir of Thunder

by Karissa Laurel

Genre: YA Fantasy

Release Date: September 26th, 2016

Evolved Publishing

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The Lord of Thunder’s sudden death leaves his daughter, Evelyn Stormbourne, unprepared to rule Inselgrau in his place. Weeks before Evie’s ascension to the throne, revolutionaries attack and destroy her home. She conceals her identity and escapes under the protection of her father’s young horse master, Gideon Faust. Together they flee Inselgrau and set sail for the Continent, but they’re separated when a brutal storm washes Evie overboard.

In her efforts to reunite with her protector and reach allies on the Continent, Evie befriends a band of nomads who roam the world in airships fueled by lightning. She also confronts a cabal of dark Magicians plotting to use her powers to create a new divine being, and she clashes with an ancient family who insists her birthright belongs to them.

If she’s to prevail and defeat her enemies, Evie must claim her heritage, embrace her dominion over the sky, and define what it means to be Heir of Thunder.

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TBR of the Week: The Key to Rondo, by Emily Rodda (Rondo #1)

JUST LOOK WHAT IS BACK!! THE TBR OF THE WEEK, OMG!!! ❤

Sorry, it was kind of rude to begin the post screaming at you lovelies, but last time I was able to do a TBR of the Week post was on June 19th. SO. LONG. AGO. I needed to celebrate, haha! Hope everyone is having a kick ass weekend!

My chosen book of the day is The Key to Rondo, first book in the Rondo series by awesome Emily Rodda! I just started it last night, to be honest, but it’s too interesting for me to pass the opportunity of talking about it, haha! My cousin Walter was cool enough to lend his copy for me, so thanks, Walter =D Love you, man!

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Last Wish, from Helen Harper (Highland Magic #4)

(alternative title: INTEGRITY, I’LL BE GOOD, BUT PLEASE DON’T LEAVE MEEEEE)

Good night, lovelies! I know you all are too gracious to have ever noticed, but I can be slightly crazy sometimes – for example, I was sure that Last Wish, the fourth and last book in the Highland Magic series (#tears), from my goddess Helen Harper, would only be published on Dec. 6th. Guess what? THE DEAL IS TODAY!

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I don’t even know why I thought it was on the 6th! Honestly, I wonder what goes on inside my mind most of the time, ugh. Point is, you all get to see my opinion on this wonderful (spoiler?) conclusion sooner! Helen sent me a copy of Last Wish in exchange for an honest review and here we go!

Oh, no, scratch that, please. First, in case you aren’t living on the same world as I haven’t checked out my reviews for the previous books in the series, you can do it first:

Gifted Thief (Highland Magic #1) | Honour Bound (Highland Magic #2)

Veiled Threat (Highland Magic #3)

Now we’re good =) Let’s start!

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the story

When Integrity Aidar decided to play dead for the sake of her master plan to bring down her sworn enemy, Aifric Moncrieffe, no one told her the deed would be so. Annoying. Do you know how hard it is to run a reform without being able to be seen by pretty much anyone outside your clan? Integrity can tell you: a pain in the ass.

And let’s not forget the damn prophecy that dictates she’ll save the world. Or the fact that her crush, Byron, seems to be already arranging a weeding despite just watching Integrity ‘die’. Talk about a turn off in the relationship.

Among so many uncertainties and pressure, there is only one thing Integrity knows for sure: she is so screwed.

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Me after finishing the book:

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