Book Talk [#18]: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

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Pages: 464, paperback

Book Birthday:July 5 2016

Synopsis: There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books.

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives. ©goodreads

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This is my first *finished* Victoria Schwab book. I’ve been trying to read darker shade of magic but I think every book has its own time.

So let’s get this started. I am curious about this book for a year now, since it was released and
saw the explanation from epic reads which was epic, and it has its ups and downs.

for the ups, it’s a duology so it means our dark duet will be so freaking good and can’t wait to read it. This a fast paced book and I didn’t even know already read the half of it. Schwab’s world building made me walk into the city of Verity that I almost lost my stop. I was there with them, in the world. I was hooked, that I want to reread it after I finished it (or even before I finished it) it was too fast that I’m wanting more. The song the little kid sang at the part 2, it was creepy. And I love it.

and for the down, it doesn’t have a lot of actions and I expected there would be. There are fight scenes but the full blown action scenes were not around but I believe from what I read our dark duets will be action-packed and I’m so excited.
Another one, why does author’s like to change point of view without a warning. It’s confusing me AF. The first sentence is August scene then suddenly it was Kate’s, I need to reread the paragraph to know my eyes were not fooling around.

If you want a cool, interesting plot you should pick this up and you won’t be disappointed.

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Book Talk [#17]: Bride of Glass by Candace Robinson

I would like to thank the author, Candace Robinson for sending me
an advance reader’s copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.

Read my thoughts on the first book Book Talk [#05]- Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault by Candace Robinson  before jumping into this review.

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Pages : 213, paperback

Book Birthday: September 1, 2017

Genre: Horror, Fantasy

Synopsis:

Perrie Madeline is trapped in Vale’s clutches as the Bride. Can Perrie find a way to escape her mental prison?

Maisie Jaser is on a rescue mission to retrieve her cousin and best friend, Perrie. Together, she hopes to bring down Vale and rid the world of the destruction he has caused.

Will Vale prevail? ©goodreads

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Can we just look at the cover first? The two covers are beautiful together, the details and and everything.

I read the first book I think last July or August and I love it. The blood and gore, It’s my best book this year.

Positive things I would like to discuss. Why do I fall inlove with Vale even if I shouldn’t? He’s the only villain (the villainest of them all) but I still want him even in the first book. In here, it is not just about Pervale? I can’t come up with a good shipname, I tried.Then the plot twist happened. I don’t know which Vale I much prefered. Her friend and ex-boyfriend things tied up with them, imagine one-eyed Snow white and Frankenstein together. I really want to know what happened to them but….

Here comes the negatives, I was quite dissapointed with this book and knowing this is the last book, It was not the right time to end it.
It was short and not as perfect as the first one.Its shortness annoyed me because I need more! I need answers to my questions not more questions that needs to be answered!
It was not detailed, how they conquered the world, how Perrie’s family died, etc (told you, too many unanswered questions) and the writing looked rush. It felt like it was just a small part of the ending, not THE ending.

There is also a character that was always mentioned,I think that’s the true villain. (dear author, I’m giving you am idea for the 3rd book 😉)

I’m still hoping the author will continue the story, it is an interesting plot and also, I NEED ANSWERS!

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Book Talk Serie: 2| Jack by Ameriie

TINA BURKE’S VILLAIN CHALLENGE TO AMERIIE:
“Jack and the Beanstalk” Meets Phalaris of Agrigento

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story:
I’m not familiar with the Jack and the Beanstalk story. I was so confused who was the villain then their friendship grew. They tell each other stories. THEN BOOM! plot twist.
I think my innocence was damaged as I finished this story. I don’t even know if I will still have my innocence with me when I finish this book.

commentary:
When I read the challenge, Who the heck is
Phalaris of Agrigento? Thankfully Tina explained it and I researched about it. She compared the two but I believe Phalaris of Agriento is more awful.

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Book Talk Series: 1|The Blood of Imuriv by Renée Adhieh

Challenge from Christina Riccio
The Grandson of an Evil, Matriarchal Dictator Who Tried to Rule over the Universe Wants to Follow in Her Footsteps and Accidentally Loses His Temper, Killing His Sibling in a Game of Chess

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story:
I don’t think the protagonist was a villain, at first until he killed his own sister.
I’m not used to read short stories so now I’m wondering what had happened after that. I only enjoyed the last part of it.

commentary:
when I read the challenge, no doubt Christina Riccio really challenge it. And when I read her part about symptoms of evilness, I thought she was advising us not to be Lord Voldemort. It was so funny specially the remedies of the symptoms.

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Book Talk [#16]: Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendara Blake

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Page: 320

Book Birthday: October 17 2011

SynopsisCas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

Yet she spares Cas’s life. ©goodreads

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This is a re-read, but I couldn’t remembered what happened in the story and now I know why.

I thought it was a horror story, yes there’s some ghost involve but it was not. It is far from scary, all you can feel here is romance. It was like a contemporary romance so the story didn’t lived up with the cover. It was pretty disappointing.

What I like was Anna’s atittude, she’s really cool when she killed Will (splits him into two)

Overall, if you are looking for a story who will scare the sh*t out of you, this is not your book. You’re just going to cringe. A lot of it.

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Book Talk series [#01] : Because You Love To Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy|Introduction

Hey booksmashers! I started reading Because You Love to Hate Me anthology by Various YA authors matched up with our favorite booktubers and book bloggers and I got an idea to share my thoughts for every (13) story for 13 days starting tomorrow! You can join me and let’s talk about every stories on the comment section!

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Pages: 339

Book Birthday:  July 11 2017

Synopsis:

Leave it to the heroes to save the world–villains just want to rule the world.

In this unique YA anthology, thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains’ points of view.

These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like “Medusa,” Sherlock Holmes, and “Jack and the Beanstalk” provide a behind-the-curtain look at villains’ acts of vengeance, defiance, and rage–and the pain, heartbreak, and sorrow that spurned them on. No fairy tale will ever seem quite the same again!

Featuring writing from . . .

Authors: Renée Ahdieh, Ameriie, Soman Chainani, Susan Dennard, Sarah Enni, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke, and Nicola Yoon

BookTubers: Benjamin Alderson (Benjaminoftomes), Sasha Alsberg (abookutopia), Whitney Atkinson (WhittyNovels), Tina Burke (ChristinaReadsYA blog and TheLushables), Catriona Feeney (LittleBookOwl), Jesse George (JessetheReader), Zoë Herdt (readbyzoe), Samantha Lane (Thoughts on Tomes), Sophia Lee (thebookbasement), Raeleen Lemay (padfootandprongs07), Regan Perusse (PeruseProject), Christine Riccio (polandbananasBOOKS), and Steph Sinclair & Kat Kennedy (Cuddlebuggery blog and channel). ©goodreads

 

Book Talk [#15]: A Court of Wings and Ruins By Sarah J. Maas

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Pages:705
Book Birthday: May 2 2017
Synopsis:A nightmare, I’d told Tamlin. I was the nightmare. Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a

deadly game of deceit—and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords—and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
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This is one of the biggest book I read. I’m not a fan of thick books. 700+ pages full of action, plot twist and romance. I cannot believe I finished this without losing my mind.
I was a bit overwhelmed on how beautiful this book is, all of them actually. Being in thd world of Pyrithian and knowing the characters of this beautiful world is an honor, it’s sad that I was not yet a fan when SJM went in the Philippines for a booksigning event.
I just hope we got to know more about what happened between Cassian and Nesta, Lucien and Elain. I need answers rather than them just staring!
While I was reading this book, I had trust issues. I didn’t know who to trust and who will betray them. Like seriously! How can you do that to me?!
Let’s talk about the battles, I swear to God that everytime they went to a battle I thought somebody will die! At first I thought it was Ariel then Cassian. And of course, the last one who I cried because I thought he would die. Rhysand. Then no one died or except Feyre’s dad. For the whole 700 pages of books, I am conditioning myself to face the emotional breakdown if someone in the circle died. Then nothing. Nice.
This is the third and I don’t if it’s the final but I can’t get enough of Rhys, can I get more of it? Or maybe Azriel. Mor rejected her, I won’t.
What a roller coaster ride. I enjoyed it! One of the best book of 2017 and most memorable series of all time.
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Book Talk [#14]: I Believe In A Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

Pages: 336

Book Birthday: May 30 2017

Synopsis:

Desi Lee believes anything is possible if you have a plan. That’s how she became student body president. Varsity soccer star. And it’s how she’ll get into Stanford. But—she’s never had a boyfriend. In fact, she’s a disaster in romance, a clumsy, stammering humiliation magnet whose botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends. So when the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi decides to tackle her flirting failures with the same zest she’s applied to everything else in her life. She finds guidance in the Korean dramas her father has been obsessively watching for years—where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten. It’s a simple formula, and Desi is a quick study. Armed with her “K Drama Steps to True Love,” Desi goes after the moody, elusive artist Luca Drakos—and boat rescues, love triangles, and staged car crashes ensue. But when the fun and games turn to true feels, Desi finds out that real love is about way more than just drama. ©goodreads 

If you love Books and Korean Drama. Don’t even read this book talk. JUST READ THE BOOK!

This book is a fast read feel good book. Though it was too short that it was sort of a cliffhanger. I need more!

Okay, Do you know how hard to fangirl at the same time? For books and Korean Dramas. I get so excited whenever there’s a Kdrama being described. And I also get so excited how the protagonist tried the typical Kdrama plot to win a boy’s heart.

Desi’s life is literally my life minus a hot man who loves art and being almost perfect  (but I won’t complain if I have those things) She’s obsessed with Kdramas just like her cute Appa and she wanted to be a doctor. What connects me the most to her is we have the same reason why we want to become a doctor. I think that’s special 

And of course my favorite part is Kdrama recommendations. 

If you are curious abou Kdramas. You can read this book or just comment down below. Maybe I can help you 😉


Book Talk [#13]: Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Pages: 626 

Book Birthday: May 3 2016

Synopsis:

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights. ©goodreads

This is the reason why everybody loves Rhysand!

There’s only Rhysand PERIOD

As expected, just like the first book. It was awesome to the ultimate level. Scenes are so intense that I almost forgot how to breath. 

Feyre developed in this book because of her choices and her companions. 

There’s a lot of plot twist that I cannot dogde, too much suprise attack just like the first one. 

Here, we got to know more about Rhysand and here I fell in love with him. He is much better than Tamlin. I bet my life on this. 

I cannot wait for the end of this trilogy. I’m halfway to it. 

If you love the first book, you will marry this one.  

And also watch out for a lot of budding romance.