To best the boys (arc review )

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Author: Mary Weber.

Genre: YA, dystopian, fantasy 

no.of pages: 352.

Published date: Published March 19th 2019

Publisher: Thomas Nelson.

My rating: 

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Goodreads Synopsis:

Every year for the past fifty-four years, the residents of Pinsbury Port receive a mysterious letter inviting all eligible-aged boys to compete for an esteemed scholarship to the all-male Stemwick University. Every year, the poorer residents look to see that their names are on the list. The wealthier look to see how likely their sons are to survive. And Rhen Tellur opens it to see if she can derive which substances the ink and parchment are created from, using her father’s microscope.

In the province of Caldon, where women are trained in wifely duties and men are encouraged into collegiate education, sixteen-year-old Rhen Tellur wants nothing more than to become a scientist. As the poor of her seaside town fall prey to a deadly disease, she and her father work desperately to find a cure. But when her Mum succumbs to it as well? Rhen decides to take the future into her own hands—through the annual all-male scholarship competition.

With her cousin, Seleni, by her side, the girls don disguises and enter Mr. Holm’s labyrinth, to best the boys and claim the scholarship prize. Except not everyone’s ready for a girl who doesn’t know her place. And not everyone survives the maze.

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“For the girl who’s been told to quiet down, calm down, sit down, or just leave it to the men—this is for you. And to those who told you such things? Watch. Us. Rise.”

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own so thank you so much for them.

This book was Mulan meets The hunger games vibes which was soo interesting to me but I didn’t read The hunger games I have only watched the movie so honestly i discoveried that I didn’t enjoy The hunger games vibes in reading but anyway I love the first half of the book it was soo engaging and enjoyable I fly through it even it was a slow beginning because the maze test (labyrinth) part didn’t come until 60% of the book which I didn’t enjoy as much as the first half I think it was soo lacking and missing some details to make it clear to imagine what is happening ! 

The characters:

I really like the main character (Rhen) she is the main reason I have continued reading the book she is the girl that loves her little poor family and she would sacrificing herself for them and she love study science and do experiments to make a cure for her mother’s disease so she is a fighter, active person which want the best for her family and herself 

pluse I like Rhen’s father and mother special her mother I like how she supported and encourage her to do what she really want because she have that strong  faith in her daughter 

And I like Lute’s character even he doesn’t have a big focus in the book but he is cute and a gentleman.

 

The writing style and the atmosphere of the book:

The writing style was a classic English and the book was have the atmosphere of a historical fiction book which I love it soo much and the area on the book was set on the sea which was so lovely 🌊 😍

 

The plot twist and the ending:

There wasn’t that great plot twists that makes you gasp here in the book which was so disappointing to me everything was so predictable to me and the end wasn’t that perfect because I need to know more about what is going to happen next so maybe this book will have a sequel I’m not sure !

so at the end I like the book in some points it wasn’t that bad but it could have better than that so I recommend it to anyone how want a historical fiction, lovable characters , fantasy adventure book this one is for you 😉 

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Daisy Jones & The Six (Book review)

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Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Genre: Adult, contemporary, historical fiction, music … and more.

published date: March 5th 2019

Publisher: Ballantine Books.

No.of pages: 368.

Audiobook length: 9 hrs 4 mins.

Goodreads Rating : 4.41 🌟

My Rating:

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Synopsis:

Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.

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My Review:

“ I’m not saying that I didn’t care. I cared a lot. I’m saying that when
you really love someone, sometimes the things they need may hurt
you, and some people are worth hurting for. ”

unforgettable, phenomenal and unique book 😍

Honestly, I’m not a fan of seventies fashion and the lifestyle at all but I pick this book up for different reasons, first, I love Taylor Jenkins Reid’s writing style she is one of my absolute favorite authors, second, of course because the hype (it deserves all the hype) and the cover. But wooow screw the seventies lifestyle this book was soo freaking good it’s a masterpiece! It was that kind of books that lives a great impact on you after finishing it, actually I like it more after I finished it and as long as I think about it I know how was this book have a deep meaning and emotional I feel like I was living with the characters.

The format of the book :
It was an interview between the band which was so unique, it was like watching a documentary movie about this rock band and everyone was saying his own point of view about what had happened in the band which was sooo amazing. First it was hard for me to get through it but then I used to it quickly (thanks to the audiobook 😍) . There’s another thing I love sooo much at the end of the book you are going to find all the lyrics of the songs the band had performed which was soooo great to read it I was too happy and sad while reading them!

“I believe you can break me
But I’m saved for the one who saved me
We only look like young stars
Because you can’t see old scars”

The characters and the story line:
It was kinda weird to read about drugs! Actually this book is like a drugs dictionary it almost have all the kind of drugs which makes me so sad for this character because they are really trying to be good because they are already in there core but family issues makes them missed up there life, but I loooooove that they was always trying hard for good! Wish makes them so lovable real characters 😍 I really love Daisy, Belly and Camila all my love and respect for there decisions, even I hate Daisy in a lot of points first but no I love her from now and then !

“DAISY: I didn’t care about anything but songwriting. The singing was
okay but I didn’t want to be some puppet up there, singing other
people’s words. I wanted to do my own thing. I wanted to sing my own
stuff.”

The plot twist:
This book was like 3 stars to me until booom the end of the book, it takes another heartbreaking turn I didn’t see it at all to come which deserves all the stars in the world I really love and respect that what had happened.

“I think people that are too similar…they don’t mix well. I used
to think soul mates were two of the same. I used to think I was
supposed to look for somebody that was just like me.
I don’t believe in soul mates anymore and I’m not looking for
anything. But if I did believe in them, I’d believe your soul mate was
somebody who had all the things you didn’t, that needed all the things
you had. Not somebody who’s suffering from the same stuff You are.”

The audiobook 🎧😍:
I think I wouldn’t have love this book without listening to the audiobook, it is my all time favorite audiobook, the narrators acted like they are the real characters they do laughing, heartbreaking sad voices in a professional way actually Belle’s and Daisy’s voice killed me there voices was getting darker by the book Which make it soo real and makes me feel there emotions.

“Dancing barefoot in the snow/cold can’t touch her, high or
low.” That’s Daisy Jones.”

At the end I highly recommend this book if you in the mood for dark, shocking, out of the box book this one for you 😉
And If you like to listen to Daisy Jones and the six audiobook you can find it on scribd , and also you can use my scribd link to get 2 month free : https://www.scribd.com/ga/6ukr27
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Five feet apar (book review)

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Author: Rachael Lippincott,Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis.

Genre: ya, contemporary, romance

Published date: November 20th 2018

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

Goodreads rating: 4.19/5 ⭐️

My rating: maybe 4 i’m not sure 🤔

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Goodreads Synopsis:

Can you love someone you can never touch?
Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions.
The only thing Will Newman wants to be in control of is getting out of this hospital. He couldn’t care less about his treatments, or a fancy new clinical drug trial. Soon, he’ll turn eighteen and then he’ll be able to unplug all these machines and actually go see the world, not just its hospitals.
Will’s exactly what Stella needs to stay away from. If he so much as breathes on Stella she could lose her spot on the transplant list. Either one of them could die. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. But suddenly six feet doesn’t feel like safety. It feels like punishment.
What if they could steal back just a little bit of the space their broken lungs have stolen from them? Would five feet apart really be so dangerous if it stops their hearts from breaking too?

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My review:

“ l’m not going far. I’ll always be here. Just an inch away. I promise.”

uniqe, pigonant, crying and sweet romance book. Plus it was the fault in our stars meet everything everything book.
i got hooked once I watch the movie trailer and saw the book cover they totally grappas my attention so I listened to the audiobook which I highly recommend it, because the narrators was so engaging and makes it so emotional read they bring the book to life!

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Actualy l’m so glad for reading this beautiful book because I went through it without knowing anything about Cystic Fibrosis which was a very interesting topic to read about so i really want everyone to read this book to know more about this underrated topic which I wish i see more about in the future books Because that is why we read books to open my minds to new unfamiliar topics to see how other people suffer form it !. Anyway I really like how the author made a balance between the touching, emotional, heartbreaking moments and funny, sweet romance and cute moment which makes it a hopeful read.

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I love both of the main characters they are well written I love how they support each other and how the fight they disease 😍
And the reasons behind it isn’t a 5 star read to me is that it was slow in some points and the ending wasn’t what I need it to be!! ( it was an open ending)
So at the end I really looking forward to watch the movie once it come out here in my country because OMG I really love those actors so I can’t see how they bring the book to life. Hopefully it will be as I expecting it 😍
If you like to listen to five feet apart audiobook you can find it on scribd , and also you can use my scribd link to get 2 month free : https://www.scribd.com/ga/6ukr27

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One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid (review)

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Author : Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Genre: Adult, contemporary, romance.

No.of pages: 327.

published date : June 7th 2016.

Publisher: Washington Square Press.

My Rating:

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Goodread Synopsis:

In her twenties, Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents and the people of their hometown in Massachusetts. They travel the world together, living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity for adventure.
On their first wedding anniversary, Jesse is on a helicopter over the Pacific when it goes missing. Just like that, Jesse is gone forever.
Emma quits her job and moves home in an effort to put her life back together. Years later, now in her thirties, Emma runs into an old friend, Sam, and finds herself falling in love again. When Emma and Sam get engaged, it feels like Emma’s second chance at happiness.
That is, until Jesse is found. He’s alive, and he’s been trying all these years to come home to her. With a husband and a fiancé, Emma has to now figure out who she is and what she wants, while trying to protect the ones she loves.
Who is her one true love? What does it mean to love truly?
Emma knows she has to listen to her heart. She’s just not sure what it’s saying.

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My Review:

Do you ever feel that when you finish a book you real like it that you want to read (living) it again immediately? That what happened to me after reading this beautiful, I become obsessed by it, I dream about it as well.
It was soo real, romance and heartbreaking book, I got hooked from the first page! It is the best love triangle book I have ever read, because this love triangle wasn’t childish or fake at all it was so real.

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I love Taylor Jenkins Reid’s writing style it was so super easy, relaxing and simple she become one of my top favorite authors, also I love that the book was Emma’s (The Maine character) Diaries so it was perfect for me to see her comments about what had happened to her and her real feelings. Also I have loved the sitting of the book because there was bookstore on the book and I love that soo much. And also this book not only about romance there are family and sisters issues. I have loved al of the character they are so real and engaging.
The only thing I take against this book is that Emma’s husband survival it was a little bit cliche. But I deal with it, it didn’t stop me from enjoying the book so much.
The ending gets me soooooo angry I want another thing but I like the ending too , i can’t describe that because if i, i’ll spoil everything but all I can tell now that the ending broke my heart into million pieces. 😭

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At the end I highly recommend it to everyone one If you want easy, romance read that makes you feel like you’re watching movie as it have (the notebook, The vow..) vibes, I assure you that you will never find anything better than that book 😍!

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“ When you lose someone you love, it’s hard to imagine that you’ll ever feel better. That, one day, you’ll manage to be in a good mood simply because the weather is nice or the barista at the coffee shop on the corner remembered your order.

But it does happen.

If you’re patient and you work at it.”

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“I hope you know how beautiful and freeing it was to love you when you were here.

you were the love of my life.

Maybe it’s selfish to want more; maybe it’s greedy to want another love like that.

But I can’t help it.

I do.”

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“ you don’t tie yourself to something unless you’re scared you might float away.”

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“ Do you ever get over loss? Or do you just find a box within yourself, big enough to hold it? Do you just stuff it in there, push it down, and snap the lid on it? Do you just work, every day, to keep the box shut? ”

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“ I love you until we’re so old we can barely walk on our own and we have to get walkers and put those cut up yellow tennis balls on them. I love you past that, actually. I’ll love you until the end of the time.”

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Slayer by Kiersten White (Book review)

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Author: Kiersten White.

Genre: YA, fantasy, paranormal.

published date: January 8th 2019.

publisher: Simon Pulse.

No.of pages: 404 pages.

My rating:

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Goodread Synopsis:

Into every generation a Slayer is born…

Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina’s mother is a prominent member of the Watcher’s Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic.

Until the day Nina’s life changes forever.

Thanks to Buffy, the famous (and infamous) Slayer that Nina’s father died protecting, Nina is not only the newest Chosen One—she’s the last Slayer, ever. Period.

As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there’s plenty to keep her occupied: a monster fighting ring, a demon who eats happiness, a shadowy figure that keeps popping up in Nina’s dreams…

But it’s not until bodies start turning up that Nina’s new powers will truly be tested—because someone she loves might be next.

One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard.

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My review:

“ Into every generation a Slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, and force of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. She is the Slayer.”

I went through this hoping to find a new favorite vampire book but unfortunately it killed all my hopes and expectations and as long as I think about it, it becomes a 2.5 ⭐️ read to me. Honestly I didn’t watch Buffy the vampire slayer series i have only watched 1 or 2 episodes of the first season but I’m planning to watch the whole series next month but anyway it doesn’t matter because I understand everything had happened in the book but It didn’t have any of my favorite tropes that I like in a vampire books.

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so here they are the things I didn’t like about the book :
1) The world building was so lacking there wasn’t a lot of action scenes and it had nearly zero romance . The main character talk about herself and her feelings and how she deals with herself being a Slayer more than the actions which was kinda boring for me.

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2) The Romance was so childish and it didn’t get me intereste until the end of the book. I became more comfort with it.
3) the demons aspect here was so peculiar and hilarious but I can’t say how without spoilers so I will not spoil anything, but I didn’t like that at all it really annoys me because I love action, creepy and dark demons / vampire books !
But there are also somethings I did like about the book and here they are :
1) The main character have a twin sister and I love there relationship so much they are so loyal to each other and kind 😍

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2) The ending of the book was much better than the whole book it could bring something enjoyable and great in the next book hopefully because this book is going to be a book series .
So after all I recommend it to you if you want to read something funny atmospheric supernatural book which have a cliffhanger ending and hopefully you will enjoying it more then me 😉

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The wicked king (review)

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Author: Holly Black.

Name of the series: Folk of the Air #2.

Published date: 8 January 2019.

publisher: Little, Brown Books for young readers.

No.of pages:336.

My rating:

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My Review:

” I have heard that for mortals, the feeling of falling in love is very like the feeling of fear. Your heart beats fast. Your sense are heightened. You grow light-headed, maybe even dizzy „

This book was a little bit smaller than the cruel prince but it was more pretty than the cruel prince which I gave 5/5 stars last year but comparing with The Wicked King I gave the wicked king 20/5 stars it was a soooooo fascinating.

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And the reasons that I love the wicked king more than the first one is that the romance here was so freaking good I love this hate,love romance so much.

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Also I learn more about carden’s personality here and about his childhood life. pulse the world bulding grow in a positive way and Holly Black’s writing was perfect here she describes things more So the story becomes more clear than the cruel princes.
And OMG I didn’t saw this ending to come it was a deadly ending I read the last chapter more than once to make sure if the ending was real I don’t know how I’ll wait another year for the last book it is an agony!!
So After all I assure you that if you didn’t like The Cruel Prince that much you will like The wicked King so give it a try it deserves it. Plus I highly recommend to listening to the audiobook the narrator did Jude character in a professional way also she did act the other characters’s voice very well.

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• let me talk about Tayrn And Locke and how the are so foolish and betrayals at first tayran tried to kill Jude when she was going to Madoc house to celebrate the night before Tayrn’s wedding and he stole Jude’s present and give it to Tayrn as it was his gift to her.
And then at the end of the book came Tayrn and acted as she was Jude and made carden signed a boon according to Madoc command.
So i’m So sorry for what I’ going to say but I’m f**king heating both of them.

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First I was asking my self the reason for the book name ! Because Carden was soooo sweet and lovely but then come the end and I feel like

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” Never make a bargain with them,” he tells me, “ Not a wise one or a poor one, not a silly one or a stranger one, but especially not one that sounds pretty good.”

I can’t believe it until now that, Jude trusted Carden and married him to become the Queen of Elfhame to make her give him his freedom from his vow and her control but then he EXILE Jude to the mortal world because she killed his brother (Balekin) but Jude killed him because he tried to poison Carden, Stupid Carden . I’m going to lose my mind if I didn’t lose it already to know what Jude going to do in the next book to him it will be an epic revenge I think 👀

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I will stop my spoiler here even I know ethere is a lot of things to discuss but the review will be too long unless it is too long already! 😄

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My Favorite Quotes:

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“ When his blood falls, things grow.”
“ pride is for knights, not for spies ”
“ She like it when she was angry, Too. Angry was better than scared ”
“ Something is really wrong with me, to want what I hate, to want someone who despise me, even if he wants me, too. My only comfort is that he doesn’t know what I feel.”
“ If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.”

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Vicious (Non. Spoiler Review)

  • Goodreads synopsis

  • Author: V.E. Schwab.

  • Genre: Adult / Fantasy /Science Fiction

  • Published Date: September 24th 2013

  • No. Of pages: 384 pages

  • My Rating:

My Review :

” Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human.”

i have a mixed feelings about this book it was kinda slow read at the first 100 pages but then the book get a huge turn that made me get tottaly in the book so i don’t know if it is 4.5 stars read or 5 stars read to me !
and it hard for me to write a review without spoil anything . but i will do my best not to because trust me don’t have to read any description about this book it will be more enjoyable if you go through it without knowing anything about it.

I’m so happy to have a new favorite author this was my first for V.E Schwab and of course i will read the all of her book.

It was the most unique book i have ever read . the word building, the characters and the writing style was all new to me and different than any thing i have ever read and i really loooooooove this book.

genuinely first i didn’t think that i will love reading a book have villains / super natural vibs in it but i read because of all the hype about it but thanks god that i did read it has that moody sittings that lures your mind and make you feel you are really in the book living in it. you will find alot of action, zero Romance ( there is a romance but it was not that interesting in the book ,it wasperfect even it has no romance 😍and suspense like you are watching a well directed suspense movie so i recommend it for everyone even young adults can read it, actually i don’t why it is an adult book maybe because of alot of brutal bloody scenes! but we read fantasy which has alot of this stuff so go read it your are missing alot .!

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what’s your favourite V.E Schwab book ?

 

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