The Book Courtship Tag


One of my resolutions for this year was posting frequently, but I guess I failed at that 😉 It’s been almost two weeks since I posted?! Reading hasn’t been too great either; I finished The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima and I am currently reading Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas and loving it.

Initial Attraction

A book that you bought because of the cover

I’ve added this book recently on my TBR. I admit it was mostly because of the cover, but I do plan on reading it because the premise of the book sounds so intriguing. Time travel books always confuse me but I’ll give this one a try.

First Impressions

A  book that you got because of the summary

An alien apocalypse. Doesn’t that sound like the most interesting book ever? The movie came out yesterday, January 15, so that is even more motivation to read it! The second book, The Infinite Sea, is even better.

Sweet Talk

A book with great writing?

All the Bright Places

Not necessarily great writing, but I like the writing style and it fit in well with the book. There are so many beautiful phrases:

“I know life well enough to know you can’t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can’t stop people from dying. You can’t stop them from going away. You can’t stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough to know that no one else can keep you awake or keep you from sleeping.”

First Date

A first book of a series which made you want to pick up the rest of the series?

An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)

“It totally lived up to the hype. It was so unpredictable and I kept catching my breath, not wanting to know what horrors awaited, but I couldn’t not turn the pages. I flew through the book—it was captivating.” My feels have been laid out in this review.

Late Night Phone Calls

A book that kept you up all night?

The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)

It might be because I read this during a readathon and I wanted to read it fast, but this book is really amazing. The characters are the best part and even though the story is a retelling of the Arabian Nights, it has a nice plot twist and a strong story line that I enjoyed. Plus, Shazi is unbelievably clever and snarky.

 

Always on my mind

A book you could not stop thinking about?

If you’ve read my review of this book, you know that I went totally crazy about it. I loved every single part of this book and I might even start learning programming just because this book is so freaking COOL!

Getting Physical

A book which you love the way it feels?

  

I don’t own many books, but the hardcover of Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella feels really smooth and nice. The letters are beautifully embossed and it is such a vibrant colour! And the two coffee cups on the back are so cute 🙂

Meeting the parents

A book which you would recommend to your family and friends?

I would recommend all the books on this page, but mostly Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski. It is a brilliantly written book that covers many themes like politics and manipulation that I think everyone should be aware of.

Thinking about the future

A book or series you know you will re read many times in the future?

  

I would have liked to say Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff for this one too. I love the Throne of Glass books so far too and people have so many great things to say about them. Also, The Infernal Devices.

Share the love

I wasn’t tagged by anyone to do this but I’d love to tag some people. If you have already done this tag, you can ignore this but go ahead if you’d like to 🙂

Giovanna @Book Coma

Brittany @The Grisha Lieutenant

Beth @Reading Every Night

Prima @Panda Hearts Books

Okay, okay, I agree. This was a lousy post and most of my answers feel like I wrote them in my sleep. Is this a blogging slump? I hope not. But anyways, I promise I’m not abandoning you guys 🙂

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Top Ten Tuesday #2: Top Ten All Time Fave Books


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Top Ten Tuesday is a book-blogger meme that is created and hosted by the ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. There are top ten lists for every Tuesday, that we bloggers fill our ideas and opinions with.

I can just tell from the title this is going to be a hard one. How are you supposed to choose ten? Just ten? I don’t even know how to do this, so I’ll just be listing the ones that make their way into my mind first.

Here goes, with no particular order:

1. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

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2. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

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3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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4. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (and the rest of the trilogy)

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5. Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck (and the rest of the series)

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6. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

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7. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

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8. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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9. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

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10. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

Are any of these books your favourites, too? Let me know below if you have any favourites that I haven’t mentioned, or not yet read! I might add those to my ever-growing TBR pile!

First Book Haul! (Along with fabric?)


Okay, so this is the first time I have ever actually bought a book. I always read from the library because I thought I wouldn’t like the book. So I was so happy when I received gift cards from school!

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I have heard sooo many good things about The 5th Wave. A lot of people recommended it to me so I thought that this was the time to give it a chance. Hope it lives up to my expectations. (Does a book live, btw?)

I have just finished City of Bones. I have heard sooo many good things about City of Ashes. Can’t wait to read about Jace again! Oh, good fun! 🙂

Time for the Evaluation of the Fabric. It’s just something I got for a little sewing project. How’d you guys like it? I think it’s super cute! Would love to wear it as pj’s.

— HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone! Sorry, haven’t been on WordPress lately. Had holiday celebrations to cater to.

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare


This is just a spoiler discussion!


**SPOILERS**

No! Jem cannot be with Tessa! Jem is a really nice guy and I think that Tessa would eb happy with him but she’d be even more happier living with Will. And think about poor Will. His heart just shattered into a million pieces. After all he did to make sure that Tessa was safe. He was very rude to her, just because he wanted her to be safe. But he deserves her. Tessa originally likes Will and that cannot be changed despite all he tried. Jem is different; he just needs happiness for his last few years(or months.) Three lives are being ruined- Tessa, Will and Jem.

The prologue really caught my heart. Will begging for Tessa to hate him just so she doesn’t get harm because of the ‘curse’ placed on him. This just shows how sincere and a good gentleman he is from inside. Old Mol was right to not give him ‘atred potion!

Mortmain really has some nasty tricks up his sleeve. He will do anything to get Tessa’s power in his control. ‘The Hand of Death’, as he named himself, is ready to kill and endanger lives of many, just for the sake of power.No one can stop him, or so he thinks. The Institute is going to leave no stone unturned in this battle. Mortmain will not succeed.

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Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare


Beautiful and full of never-ending fights. Fights between families. Fights with enemies. Fights with self. Every fight had a meaning. From Tessa thinking the Institute would torture her, to hating herself for liking Will.

A new concept based in the 1800’s and a perfect historical novel. Every place is perfectly described and it is not hard to become a character in the story, the way it is written.

The love triangle between Tessa, Will and Jem continues through the whole story and is kept alive by adding fights, drama and closeness. Each character has their own unique personality. Tessa is insecure, beautiful and elegant. Will is rude, has a sarcastic sense of humor and has a vulnerable side to him. Jem is nice, caring and quiet.

I am more than ready to spill out every detail from the story but I would like you to experience the warmth of the book in your own way.

The end of the book is so craftily written that I actually it thrice. It was very different from most novels I have read. One of the best things in this book was that Cassandra Clare titled each chapter according to the least important detail. Even for the title of the book itself. Clockwork Angel. Tessa’s angel is only mentioned a few times in the book but naming the story after it displays a great sense of creativity.

The Marks signify a Shadowhunter and webbed hands, colored skin, hair or eyes are the identification of Downworlders. But what if you don’t have any identity? Yet, you can still do what Downworlders can. Is it easy to live without knowing who you are? Without knowing how you really look like? Afraid that every time you Change, you lose yourself? This is exactly how Tessa Gray feels and has to live with it everyday. Would be ready to do it?

This book also holds a special place in my heart

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