The Ultimate Game of Thrones Book Tag | Only one episode left!

I stumbled upon the Game of Thrones Book Tag first on The Awkward Book Blogger, and immediately saved that post to not forget and participate in this tag. Because (as you probably already know) I’m LOVING the final season of Game of Thrones. There is only one more episode to go which makes me very sad, but at the same time, I’m glad that this whole story has come to the end.

After looking through the questions, I realized that I didn’t have an answer to most of them! Which sucks when you are doing a tag and are supposed to answer the questions. 😀 So I went googling!

As a result, I found these two posts of the Ultimate Game of Thrones Book Tag, done by Annemieke and Drew. And that is the tag I’m doing today!

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Extinction of all Children by L. J. Apps | A forgettable plot and cliché tropes!

«Divergent», «The Hunger Games», «The 5th Wave», «Maze Runner» there was this period of time when authors were coming up with surprising dystopian settings. I’m always on the lookout for more interesting books set in the dystopian world, be it current or futuristic.

I was immediately intrigued by the world without children. The world tyrannized by the president that took pregnant women and their new-born babies away. My questions were: What is the reason for such anger? Or is it protectiveness of some sort? What stands behind her reasoning?

Whisperer family were good friends with President Esther a long time ago. Before she became this radical president. And it so happened that Emma, their younger daughter, is the last child in Craigluy. Every baby born after her has been murdered. What makes her special?

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28 Random Facts About Me!

This is going to be a very self-centered post, but Hey! Every once in a while, I think it’s allowed to stop talking books and focus on myself, especially with my 28th birthday coming up this Sunday, May 12th!

I would love to know how you usually celebrate your birthdays. Big loud parties or quiet family dinners?

I used to love my birthdays when I was younger. The excitement of inviting my school friends, creating different games, decorating my room with balloons! During more recent years, I tend to lean more towards family dinners and weekend get-aways. Something quieter and more relaxing than the craziness of hosting dinners.

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April Book Haul | A mix of genres & Brandon Sanderson books!

After reading «Steelheart» by Brandon Sanderson, I decided to go ahead and order the rest of the books in the series and also the 2nd and 3rd books in Mistborn series, so I can finally binge read some Sanderson works!

Me ordering books online can sometimes be a little dangerous. I got slightly carried away and ended up getting some other books that have been on my TBR list for far too long!

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Tinfoil Crowns by Erin Jones | The story of a YouTube Star, of betrayal and forgiveness

Considering the current rise of social media influence and YouTube channels, almost every single person in this world has some sort of social account. Many watch YouTube channels every day, and some have tried filming their own videos. It’s only natural that the authors would pick up on this trend and incorporate it in their stories. After all, when we read Contemporary, we want to see the world familiar to ours.

In my early teens, we dreamt about Hogwarts and magic schools. Nowadays, teenagers dream of being YouTube stars.

In «Tinfoil Crowns» we follow Jessica and her early rise of YouTube popularity. But there is so much more to this story than that. This is a story of loss, betrayal, forgiveness, and hope; and most importantly family relationships.

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May 2019 Goals | Dandelions, sunny days and reading!

The fifth month of the year and my 5th set of goals! (Let’s pretend that I didn’t skip this post in February.) I don’t do well with monthly TBR, mostly because I never follow them, and feel forced to read certain books. But GOALS! They are so motivating!

I also love readings other’s monthly goals and see if I can steal some of them for myself 😀

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The Farm by Joanne Ramos | And all the topics the book made me think about!

«The Farm» is the new Literary Fiction novel that most likely will become a bestseller in just a couple of weeks. From the gorgeous cover to the carefully crafted plot, this book immediately stands out from the crowd of newly released adult fiction!

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OWLs Read-a-Thon | Wrap Up

My goal was to follow an Auror career, which required me to complete a total of 5 OWLs: Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, Potions, and Transfiguration. Out of 5 books that I initially planned to read, I only read 2, but I’m sure that other books could potentially fit in with the prompt as well. (Check my initial TBR list here!)

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Romanov by Nadine Brandes | A perfect retelling with a touch of magical realism!

Every year more and more books inspired by the history of the Romanov family hit the shelves. The talk about Anastasia’s survival, especially fueled by numerous claims from different women saying that they were Anastasia, marked a great inspiration point for many authors who had to put their own twist on the reality. From the conspiracy of the Romanov family to its prophecy, the Romanov family is by far one of the most talked topics, even after a decade has passed since their execution.

Of course, like many others, I was intrigued by Nadine Brandes new novel «Romanov», a magical retelling of the tragic events that led to the execution of the Romanov family.

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April 2019 Wrap Up | When I realized that I’m not a superman!

Last month, I was the most productive self – running errands, writing reviews, keeping up with the blog, and reading tons of books. Everything was possible! (you can read my March Wrap Up here!) And then came April…

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Most Anticipated Releases | May 2019

From stunning covers to the most amazing selection of books (and of course my Birthday 😊), May is going to be the greatest month of book releases in 2019!

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Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell | Literary Fiction disguised as a Thriller

I always thought of myself as a fan of any mystery/thriller premise. Any story revolving around crime. Characters trying to figure out what really happened. These were the main elements that sucked me in.

After reading «Then She Was Gone» by Lisa Jewell, I realized that I much prefer novels centered around the  “Who did it” question than “Why it happened”. There is just something so addicting about gathering clues, brainstorming and constantly questioning who the villain is!

Lisa Jewell gave us a different type of thriller – a character-driven mystery, showcasing the flawed people and their motives, instead of a fast-paced page-turner with an unpredictable turn of events.

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

Last month I was tagged by Beth @The Books are Everywhere to do the Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you so much, Beth! This is my first Sunshine award / post and I’m very excited to answer all of your questions.

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To Best the Boys by Mary Weber | Book you can read in one sitting!

There are some books that I pick up at the right reading mood, and when the book matches my reading cravings, it instantly becomes my new favorite. Has this ever happened to you before?

That is what I experienced with «To Best the Boys» by Mary Weber!

One Sunday afternoon, I decided that it was time to start reading «To Best the Boys» in preparation to OWLs read-a-thon that takes place this month. I’ve chosen it for my Herbology exam and wanted to give it a little glimpse, to get the feeling of the story. To my surprise, once I’ve started reading it, I couldn’t put it down!

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First 10 Books I Reviewed & My favorites!

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is very self-promoting! 😀 But I loved going back to the very first posts I’ve ever written for this blog, and seeing how much my writing, reviewing and just style, in general, has changed in the past 3 years.

This March WhimsyPages celebrated its 3 year anniversary with a total of more than 250 posts!

(One blog post takes approximately 3 hours to put together, let’s multiply it by 250. That gives us 750 hours or 31 days of non-stop writing and blogging, during the last three years! That is quite an achievement for me!)

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