Waiting On Wednesday : This Savage Song

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by Victoria Schwab
Expected Publication: June 7, 2016
Series : Monsters of Verity #1
Edition : Hardcover (464 PAGES)
Publisher : Greenwillow Books

The city of Verity has been overrun with monsters, born from the worst of human evil. In North Verity, the Corsai and the Malchai run free. Under the rule of Callum Harker, the monsters kill any human who has not paid for protection. In the South, Henry Flynn hunts the monsters who cross the border into his territory, aided by the most dangerous and darkest monsters of them all—the Sunai, dark creatures who use music to steal their victim’s souls.

As one of only three Sunai in existence, August Flynn has always wanted to play a bigger role in the war between the north and the south. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate Harker, daughter of the leader of North Verity, August jumps on it.
When Kate discovers August’s secret, the pair find themselves running for their lives and battling monsters from both sides of the wall. As the city dissolves into chaos, it’s up to them to foster a peace between monsters and humans.

A unique, fast-paced adventure that looks at the monsters we face every day—including the monster within.

Why Am I Waiting?

Look at that pretty cover! I read my first V.E. Schwab’s book (A Darker Shade of Magic) last month and I loved it. She instantly became one of my favorite authors. Her writing style is astounding, same as the world-building and characters. The second book of ADSOM will be released next month and I’m so excited for it.

Have you read any books from V.E. Schwab? What are your favorites?


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Top Ten Tuesday : Top Ten Books That I Want To Have A Movie Adaptation

It’s a freebie week! It means we can pick a topic we want and I’ve decided to share my top ten favorite books that I would love to see on the big screen. But I have some rules : The movie adaptation MUST stick to the book and there have to be NO MAJOR CHANGES.

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1. Wonder by R.J. Palacio – Wonder is a very powerful book and I think it’d be great to have a movie adaptation of this book so those who are not into reading would also know the important message of it.
2. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – Paris is one of my favorite places and that’s one of the reasons why i love this book. Plus Etienne St. Clair is hot! *smiling face with heart-shaped eyes*
3. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – I love the family dynamic on this book aside from Lara Jean’s love letters. I’ve read that “the rights to Han’s book has been picked up by Will Smith’s production company Overbrook Entertainment.” (source) so I’m looking forward to this.
4. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma – This book made me cry. It has a very sensitive topic and it’d be interesting to know the reactions of people who’ve watched it if there’s a movie adaptation.
5. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher – One of the very first YA novel I’ve read. This is a very inspirational book. Last year, I read a news that Netflix is negotiating to adapt this book into a series featuring Selena Gomez. Honestly, I’m not sure if i like it because I’m not a fan of Selena and I’d prefer a movie adaptation than tv series.

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6. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin – One of my favorite Fantasy/Paranormal series. Until now I can’t decide who can play as Noah Shaw if they’ll make a movie adaptation of this book.
7. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – A brilliant book. Le Cirque des Rêves is one of the (fictional) places I want to visit.
8. Cinder by Marissa Meyer – A movie adaptation of The Lunar Chronicles would be awesome! I would love to see how Cinder and the other characters (especially Captain Thorne) would look like. Also the fighting scenes, Earth and Luna, hoverboards and spaceships, almost everything.
9. Angelfall by Susan Ee – I read this book last year and I totally enjoyed it. When I finished it, I looked up on the internet to check if there’s a film adaptation and it turned out that there were news back in 2012 about it. I’m not sure what happened so I hope they will still continue the production.
10. Every Day by David Levithan – A movie adaptation of Every Day is possible because most of Levithan’s books hit the big screen. Not as “famous” as the adaptations of John Green’s TFIOS or Paper Towns but I think Every Day has a very interesting and unique story.

So that’s it! Do you also want your favorite book to have a movie adaptation? Feel free to share you thoughts!


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Top Ten Tuesday : Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR

I’m adding books on my TBR list almost everyday even I still have like hundred unread books on my shelf. It’s normal, right? Please say it is. Thank you. For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, I am going to share my top ten books that I’ve recently added on my never-ending TBR list.

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1. THESE BROKEN STARS by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
2. UPROOTED by Naomi Novik
3. BLACK-EYED SUSANS by Julia Heaberlin
4. WOLF BY WOLF by Ryan Graudin
5. THE GIRL AT MIDNIGHT by Melissa Grey

6. PASSENGER by Alexandra Bracken
7. FIND HER by Lisa Gardner
8. A CURIOUS TALE OF THE IN-BETWEEN by Lauren DeStefano
9. F*CK LOVE by Tarryn Fisher
10. NOVEMBER 9 by Colleen Hoover

I only have the first four so the rest are on my To-Buy list. What’s new on your TBR list? Also, let me know if you’ve read any from these books.


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Top Ten Tuesday : 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t

Hi guys! This is my first Top Ten Tuesday post for this year. Yey! So this week’s prompt is 2015 releases that I meant to read but didn’t. A lot of awesome books were released last year and I’m glad I was able to read some of them like All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins, Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, Winter by Marissa Meyer and A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. But of course, there are still a lot of these awesome books that I meant to read/buy but sadly, I wasnt able to. Below is the top ten 2015 releases that I’ve included on my TBR for this year.

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Slasher Girls & Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
After You by Jojo Moyes

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
(Illustrated edition) by JK Rowling and Jim Kay
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
You by Caroline Kepnes

Since I wasn’t able to read these books last year, I included them on my TBR and To-Buy this year. The last three books on my top ten are my priorities because I have them already on my shelf and they’re just waiting for me to pick them up.

I’d love to know your top ten so comment your TTT link so I can check on them.


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Waiting On Wednesday : A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

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A Gathering of Shadows FinalA GATHERING OF SHADOWS
by V.E. Schwab
Expected Publication: February 23, 2016
SERIES : A Darker Shade of Magic #2
AUTHOR : V.E. Schwab
EDITION : HARDCOVER (512 PAGES)
PUBLISHER : Tor

Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift, and into Black London.

In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games—an extravagant international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries—a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.

But while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life, and those who were thought to be forever gone have returned. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night reappears in the morning, and so it seems Black London has risen again—meaning that another London must fall.

I haven’t read my copy of A Darker Shade of Magic but I am so excited for this.

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Top Ten Tuesday : Top Ten Quotes I Loved

Weekly meme hosted by Broke and Bookish.

November 17: Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So

“I am haunted by humans.”

– The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.”

– All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

“Sometimes we get so sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We would like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes, we are sad but we really don’t know why we are sad, so we say we aren’t sad but we really are.”

– The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

“We don’t even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough.”

– Every Day by David Levithan

“What is an “instant” death anyway? How long is an instant? Is it one second? Ten? The pain of those seconds must have been awful as her heart burst and her lungs collapsed and there was no air and no blood to her brain and only raw panic. What the hell is instant? Nothing is instant. Instant rice takes five minutes, instant pudding an hour. I doubt that an instant of blinding pain feels particularly instantaneous.”

– Looking for Alaska by John Green

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Friday Finds : Ariel by Sylvia Plath

 

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by Sylvia Plath
Edition : Hardcover (81 pages)
Publisher : Faber and Faber (May 2010)
Original Published : 1965

Ariel was the second book of Sylvia Plath’s poetry to be published, and was originally published in 1965, two years after her death by suicide. The poems in Ariel, with their free flowing images and characteristically menacing psychic landscapes, marked a dramatic turn from Plath’s earlier Colossus poems.

This looks intriguing. Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar is also on my TBR list, well, for quite some time now.


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Friday Finds : The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

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THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE
by Shirley Jackson
Edition : Paperback (246 pages)
Publisher : Penguin Books (October 2009)
First Published : 1959

Hill House stood abandoned, six miles off the road. Four people came to learn its secrets – Dr Montague, an occult scholar; Luke, a spendthrift heir; Theodora, escaping a love affair; and Eleanor, who is lonely and vulnerable – to the house.

It’s my first Shirley Jackson. I’ve been seeing this book for a while and I’m hearing good things about it. I got curious so I ordered it two days ago and it came today in the morning. I love the cover of this book and I’m excited to read it.


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Friday Finds : The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). Hosted by teh awesome Jenn of A Daily Rhythm.

I’ve been seeing these books lately especially after the released of the second book, The Heart of Betrayal,  last month. The feedbacks and reviews are all great so I’ve decided to add these on my ever-growing TBR list.

The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson

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Series : The Remnant Chronicles #1
Edition : Hardcover (489 pages)
Publisher : Henry Holt and Co. (July 2014)

A princess must find her place in a reborn world.
She flees on her wedding day.
She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor’s secret collection.
She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.
She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.

The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can’t abide. Like having to marry someone she’s never met to secure a political alliance.

Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.

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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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