Recent Reads #2

I have stopped doing monthly wrap ups so I’ve introduced this Recent Reads series so I can still discuss any books that I’m in the mood to talk about. Today, I’m here with 3 new book that I need to scream about to the world (all books that I loved!).

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Recent Films #1

So since I have finished doing monthly wrap ups, I haven’t been able to talk about some of the films that I’ve watched and loved. So I thought I would do a similar thing to what I have been doing for some of my recent reads by talking about some films that I’ve recently watched – whether I loved them or hated them.

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State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury

34640572Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 445
Publisher: Scholastic
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
Rating: 5 stars
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Buy the Book: Amazon, Waterstones, The Book Depository
Blurb:

A people cowed by grief and darkness.
A cut-throat race for power and victory.
A girl with everything and nothing to lose…

Sorrow all but rules the Court of Tears, in a land gripped by perpetual grief, forever mourning her brother who died just days before Sorrow was born. By day she governs in place of her father, by night she seeks secret solace in the arms of the boy she’s loved since childhood. But when her brother is seemingly found alive, and intent on taking control, Sorrow has to choose whether to step aside for a stranger who might not be who he claims to be, or embark on a power struggle for a position she never really wanted.
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Hamilton Book Tag

Hi, my name is Sofia and I am currently Hamilton trash. I stayed away from the trend of Hamilton for a while but when my sister offered for me to go see it with her, I went and fell madly in love. I have been listening to the soundtrack non stop for the last 2 months and I’ve booked to go see it twice more this year. So obviously I thought it would be the perfect time to do the Hamilton Book Tag that has been around in the book community for a while. It was created by Maureen Keavy over on Booktube so definitely go check out her original video. I also found the cool banners on Downright Dystopian!

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Recent Reads #1

The Reading Fangirl is a blog that has changed many times throughout the years. Not even just the design, but the content is constantly evolving. I start new series and end them as abruptly as I started them because I realise that it isn’t working for me anymore. This is what happened with my monthly wrap ups. I did them for almost 3 years but the pressure got too much. The pressure to mention every single book that I read even the trashy romance novels that I couldn’t remember 2 days after I read them. So this is how I decided to start this Recent Reads series. I thought it would be a lot easer to just make a post about some of the books I’ve been reading recently when I have enough that I actually want to talk about. This series would include every book I read but it will just include the noteworthy books – whether they were good or bad.

In the first installment of this series, I’m talking about 4 of the 11 books that I’ve already read in 2018. In this case, they were all fantastic as I haven’t read any bad books yet this year. My relationship with reading has really improved this year. I’m trying not to be scared of starting new series or reading hyped books anymore as well as attempting to tackle my physical TBR. It’s become a hobby again to read popular books rather than a chore so I’m loving it.

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The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

23197837Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 448
Publisher: Gollancz
Source: Publisher
Format: Proof
Rating: 5 stars
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Buy the Book: Waterstones, Amazon, The Book Depository
Blurb:

Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, the people are born grey, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful.

But it’s not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite—the Belle chosen by the Queen of Orléans to live in the royal palace, to tend to the royal family and their court, to be recognized as the most talented Belle in the land. But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favourite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that the very essence of her existence is a lie—that her powers are far greater, and could be more dangerous, than she ever imagined. And when the queen asks Camellia to risk her own life and help the ailing princess by using Belle powers in unintended ways, Camellia now faces an impossible decision.

With the future of Orléans and its people at stake, Camellia must decide—save herself and her sisters and the way of the Belles—or resuscitate the princess, risk her own life, and change the ways of her world forever.

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Anticipated Books of 2018

My reading has been all over the place recently but nonetheless, there are a number of books this year that I’m excited about. Today,  I’m here with a list of some of my anticipated books of 2018. Obviously, this isn’t all of my 2018 anticipated releases but these are my most anticipated releases at the moment.

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Favourite Books of 2017

Around this time, you will see a post like this popping up on blogs and booktube channels everywhere because there’s nothing booknerds like more than counting down their favourite books of the year. It hasn’t been the best reading year for me but I still have 10 books on this list that I love so I can’t wait to share them all with you.

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End of 2017 Book Survey

It has become an annual tradition to do the end of 2017 book survey created by The Perpetual Page Turner so obviously as 2017 draws to a close, it’s time for another year of the book survey.

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November 2017

These wrap up posts are probably sounding exactly the same now. I am just so busy with uni work and having to fend for myself that I just don’t have time to blog, read or watch films. So I’m sorry but this is probably another boring wrap up. However, I do break up for Christmas on the 8th December so I’m hoping that I’ll get a lot of reading and watching movies done during December and January.

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