Waiting on Wednesday : Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine
that spotlights upcoming releases that we are excited for.

24120519LIBRARY OF SOULS
by Ransom Riggs
Expected Publication Date : September 22, 2015

Series : Miss Peregrine’s  Peculiar Children #3
Edition : Hardcover (400 pages)
Publisher : Delacorte Books for Young Readers

The epic conclusion to the best-selling series!

Time is running out for the Peculiar Children. With a dangerous madman on the loose and their beloved Miss Peregrine still in danger, Jacob Portman and Emma Bloom are forced to stage the most daring of rescue missions. They’ll travel through a war-torn landscape, meet new allies, and face greater dangers than ever… Will Jacob come into his own as the hero his fellow Peculiars know him to be?

This action-packed adventure features more than 50 all-new Peculiar photographs

Why Am I Waiting?

I enjoyed the other two books and I want to know if Jacob and Emma will succesfully rescue Miss Peregrine. My favorite part of the books are the photographs and this one has more than 50. If you want to read the excerpt, click this.

Are you also excited for this book? What is your waiting on Wednesday? Feel free to comment yours.

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Top Ten Tuesday : Top Ten Of Your Auto-buy Authors

Weekly meme hosted by Broke and Bookish.

August 18: Top Ten Of Your Auto-buy Authors (no matter the genre or what it’s about… you’ll buy it from these authors!). If you want to get specific you can break it into genre especially since I know we did this topic in 2013.

It’s been a while! I’m excited to share to you guys my top ten auto-buy authors (in no particular order).

Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 preset• Jennifer Niven – Right after reading All The Bright Places, I told myself that I will definitely buy her next books.
David Levithan – Became one of my favorite authors right after reading The Lover’s Dictionary in 2012. I’ve read Every Day, Every You Every Me, and Six Earlier Days (prequel of Every Day).
• Stephanie Perkins – I fell inlove with her writing style (and to Etienne St. Clair) when I finished reading Anna and the French Kiss. I’ve read also Lola and the Boy Next Door.
• Michelle Hodkin – The Mara Dyer trilogy is one of my favorites. I hope she wil still write something related with the trilogy.
• John Green – One of my favorite authors of all-time. I’ve read Looking for Alaska, TFIOS, Paper Towns, An Abundance of Katherines and Let It Snow. I’ve been wanting to read Will Grayson, Will Grayson for a long time now but I can’t still bring myself to read it. I’m not sure why.

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Book Review : P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

Series : To All The Boy I’ve Loved Before #2
Edition :
 Paperback (337 pages)
Publisher : Scholastic Press (May 2015)
Genre : Young Adult, Fiction, Contemporary
Source : Amazon.de
Date Read : August 2015
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Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.
When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of what makes it so amazing.

My Thoughts

“I know now that I don’t want to love or be loved in half measures. I want it all, and to have it all, you have to risk it all.”

This was our, me and my reading buddy Joyce, first read for the month of August. I’ve read To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before last year and I enjoyed it but I like PS I Still Love You more.

This book starts where the first book ends, Lara Jean’s letter to Peter Kavinsky. They’ve decided to give their relationship a second chance and this time it is for real. They’ve made some rules and one of them is to be honest with each other. However, being honest is quite hard when Peter continues to hang-out with Genevieve and a communication begins between Lara Jean and her old love John Ambrose.

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Book Review : And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Edition : Masterpiece Edition, Paperback (317 pages)
Publisher : Harper Collins (March 2013)
First Published : November 1939
Genre : Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Classic, Fiction
Source : Hugendubel Buchhandlung
Date Read : August 2015
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First, there were ten – a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal – and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. One by one they fall prey. Before the weekend is out, there will be none. And only the dead are above suspicion.

My Thoughts

Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 presetTen strangers were invited to visit Soldier Island in Devon. Later that night, a recorded message was played saying that each of them are responsible for a crime. One by one, the ten strangers begin to die. The question is, “Who is the murderer?”

I’m so glad to finally read an Agatha Christie book. I chose “And Then There Were None” after searching for Christie’s best-selling novel.

This book is brilliant!

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Mini Book Haul

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline | Goodreads
I’ve been reading and hearing good things about this book. I know that being a gamer is an advantage on reading this and I’m lucky because my husband is a “gamer since birth”. I sometimes tease him that his twin brother is Super Mario. Other readers who’ve finished this book said that even if you don’t have a vague knowledge about games, you can still relate and enjoy this book. P.S. Armada is on my to-buy list.

Night Film by Marisha Peesl | Goodreads
This book was We The Book Dragons‘ book for the month of July and I wasn’t able to join the read-along. I’ve avoided reading the discussions because I still want to read this book but I cannot avoid to browse the pages. It has some pages with newspaper and internet clips. I can’t wait to read this.


I ordered these books from The Book Depository. Look how lovely the bookmarks are!

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Monthly Recap : July 2015

What’s up fellow Book Lovers?! I’ve been MIA again and I’m sorry for that. I’m just loosing focus on blogging and I can’t bring myself to write some decent book reviews. Hopefully this will pass. So right now I want to share some of the highlights from last month. It was a great and memorable month for me.

  • The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • The Clocks by Agatha Christi
  • Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
  • Angelfall by Susan Ee
  • Shadow Man by Cody McFadyen
  • Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern (4.5 out of 5 stars)

This book is magical! The characters are unique and interesting, the storyline is brilliant, and the author made me want to wish that Le Cirque des Rêves is real. I highly recommend this book. It may be a little slow in the beginning but just continue and I’m telling you, it’s worth it.

THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass (3.5 out of 5 stars)

The book’s cover made me buy it. I had no idea what this book is all about and I thought this is like an “American Idol” kind of story but it’s not. Maybe because America’s last name is Singer and she sings. The Selection is more like “The Bachelor”. I personally don’t like the idea of the competition (The Bachelor) so I was a little unsure of my feelings towards the story but I’m glad that I still ended up enjoying it. Full review.

July Highlight : July 24. 2015

We (finally) got married! We’ve been processing the papers since April last year and we’re so grateful that everything went well. We had a simple ceremony and celebration that day, just like what we’ve wanted. We are so happy that we are officially Mr and Mrs. ♥

Have a nice day everyone! 🙂

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Book Review : Cinder and Glitches by Marissa Meyer

13722513Series : The Lunar Chronicles #1
Edition : Paperback (387 pages)
Publisher : Square Fish (January 2013)
Genre : Young Adult, Fantasy, SciFi, Retellings
Source : Amazon.de
Date Read : June 2015
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Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

My Thoughts

A fairytale retelling story set in a scifi/dystopia world with a female cyborg as the main character. Unique and interesting storyline plus incredible writing style. The worldbuilding in this book is astonishing and I can’t wait to learn more about the other people and their continents.

Cinder is a very likable character. I like that she’s tough, independent and a little sarcastic. I love her relationship with her sweet step-sister Peony and her hilarious best android-friend Iko. The characters feel so real especially Queen Levana. She’s a great villain and she gave me goosebumps. I’m not really that sure with Prince Kai so I hope I’ll know him more on the next book.

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