Carry On by Rainbow Rowell | A parody on fantasy?

It finally happened! After having it on my TBR for almost 7 months, in April I have read «Carry On». I love Rainbow Rowell and always will, but I was a little apprehensive to read her fantasy novel, and it’s for a good reason.

If you didn’t know, «Carry On» was a popular fantasy series first mentioned in «Fangirl» where Cate, the main character, was writing fanfiction for. Continue reading “Carry On by Rainbow Rowell | A parody on fantasy?”

Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag | Because I have read literally ten of them in one day and want to contribute!

Me? Posting Tag again?? What is happening?!

As title suggests, I’ve been seeing this tag EVERYWHERE. On WordPress, YouTube, and even on Instagram. And now I am also contributing my 5 pennies and freaking out a little bit because the first half of the year passed so quickly!

Thank you Joana @ Bookneeders for tagging me ❤ Make sure to check her amazing blog!   Continue reading “Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag | Because I have read literally ten of them in one day and want to contribute!”

My most anticipated releases | July 2017

It seems that even Publishers are taking some time off in July, because compared to the previous months, this one will be the quietest of them all!

Or maybe I am just waiting for more Fantasy / Dystopian / Sci Fi books while summer is all about contemporary? I am not sure! What I am sure about, is that there are only 3 books that I would like to get your attention to. Continue reading “My most anticipated releases | July 2017”

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley | A beautifully written novel about love and loss

This is probably one of the most beautiful contemporary books I’ve ever read. And if this is not enough to make you instantly pick up this book, I intend to praise it for another page or two – no matter how long it takes for me to convince you that THIS IS THE BEST BOOK EVER AND YOU NEED TO READ IT! (Did it work???) Continue reading “Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley | A beautifully written novel about love and loss”

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr |An unbelievable adventure through memories or the tricks of a cruel mind?

I tend to rate the books I read right after I finish them, the memories are vivid, my heart is pounding and I probably just wiped the remaining tears from my cheeks – there is no better moment to decide how much I loved the book.

However, from time to time, after a couple of days, weeks or even months, I go back and change the rating after reflecting on it for a while.

The same happened to this book, I gave it full 5 stars after reading it in one sitting. After few days of constantly thinking: “Was it really that flawless?” I had to change it to 4 stars, and share my thoughts with all of you! Continue reading “The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr |An unbelievable adventure through memories or the tricks of a cruel mind?”

My Most Anticipated Releases | May 2017

It is that time of the month to check the list of all new releases and pick the ones I am absolutely dying to read right away! In my previous post, May TBR, I’ve already mentioned tons of excited books that I am going to read this month, so you might see few familiar titles. Continue reading “My Most Anticipated Releases | May 2017”

April Wrap Up | 2017

The reading slump is officially over (as well as my Instagram slump!). I am so happy to be reading at my usual speed again and taking beautiful pictures of everything and anything bookish!

There is a very special person who always believes in me, no matter what I do or what phase I go through. Thank you very much for always being there for me! Continue reading “April Wrap Up | 2017”

The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares | An exquisite web of complicated family relationships

Where do I even begin?

There are certain rules I make myself follow when it comes to ARCs that I receive for a review, or any other books in general:

  1. Don’t read too much about the book or author before reading it;
  2. Don’t read any reviews before writing down my own thoughts;
  3. Don’t hurry into rating the book you are not sure about; and
  4. It is okay to change your rating few days after when all the thoughts and feelings had time to sink in.

I was particularly excited about this novel, written by the famous Ann Brashares, author of the well-renowned «The Sisterhood of Travelling Pants». I must admit that I’ve never read the book, but I watched and loved all of the movies, starring my beloved Blake Lively and Alexis Bledel. Continue reading “The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares | An exquisite web of complicated family relationships”

How to Be Somone Else by Rachel Den | A “Find Yourself” or a Cringy New Adult Novel?

What seemed like an interesting, “find yourself” sort of novel, turned out to be an absolute disappointment.

Unfortunately, the month of October was full of downfalls when it came to reading. Yes, some of the books were quite interesting but none of them became my new favourite. (*insert a sad smiley here*). Continue reading “How to Be Somone Else by Rachel Den | A “Find Yourself” or a Cringy New Adult Novel?”

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon | Was it Meant to Be?

I am saying it here and now! THIS BOOK IS BY FAR ONE OF THE BEST I’VE EVER READ! OMG! (the excitement is real). I cried and I smiled, then I cried some more. By the end of the book, there were tears on my cheek, my nose was runny, eyes red and I wore silliest smile on my face (Why do you do this to me, Nicola Yoon??). Continue reading “The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon | Was it Meant to Be?”

Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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Book: Fangirl
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: Chá das Cinco (Portugal)
Year: 2015
Rating: ★★★★★ / 5

Just to put it out there right away, I am officially in love with Rainbow Rowell! Fangirl was first book of hers that I’ve read and it was brilliant!
Breath-taking!
Fascinating!
Inspirational!
(I can keep going until there will be no more adjectives to express my feelings!)

I read it in one breath because of how captivating, interesting and REAL it was. I was so upset when the book was over and now I am just hankering for more. More Cath, more fan fiction, more Rainbow Rowell. Believe me that her other books are now on top of my TBR list!

Continue reading “Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell”