Champion Review/Discussion| An must-read ending

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Title: Champion

Series: Legend

Author: Marie Lu

Published: 5th November

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Rating: 5/5 stars

It has been a while since I posted and I apologize. I didn’t really have time to do anything really. In the last week, I only managed to read one book (Champion) and guess what? I’m behind my goodreads goal but that’s okay. I’ll try to catch up after, especially on Christmas break. So yes, I finished the Legend trilogy!!! I’ll be reviewing it and discussing it after. Do not read this review if you have not read the previous books.

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He is a Legend.

She is a Prodigy.

Who will be Champion?

June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps-Elect, while Day has been assigned a high-level military position.

But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them: just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country’s defense. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything.

With heart-pounding action and suspense, Marie Lu’s bestselling trilogy draws to a stunning conclusion.

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Rating: ♕♕♕♕♕

Honestly, I think that I liked Prodigy more than Champion. Just because in this one, there was a lot of June and Day moments (not as much as in Prodigy). And as you all know, I’m a romantic junkie and they are one of my favorite OTPs. But overall, I really loved it.

Like always, Marie Lu’s writing was stunning and she always manages to make me see the whole scene inside my head. I forget that there are words and just dive into the story. Only a few writers can do that but Marie Lu is definitely one of them. Her writing is so easy to get into and so familiar. She also knows how to keep a reader hooked until the very last page. Her story is astonishing in every way; the characters (one would think that they are actually real), her plot (it was so action-packed that I had to pause at certain times, in a good way) and this series has been more than I ever expected it to be.

To be honest, I wasn’t the biggest fan of June in the first book but as the story went, I fell in love with her and Day. I don’t think I’ll ever forget them because they are a part of me now that I’ll never be able to recover from.

If you haven’t read Champion yet, I really recommend it to you because it’s an amazing finale.

What do you think about this book? Please leave a spoiler alert for the people who haven’t read the book yet.

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So this spoiler section is more of my feelings about the ending and I won’t go into too much details about the other aspects of the book because it’s been quite a while that I read it and I forgot to take notes while reading it.

So, the ending…

First of all, I am really happy that Day and June didn’t die. Thank the gods for that. But, the ending still hurt. I can’t believe that Day forgot June. It wasn’t the most unpredictable thing that could have happened, but I honestly didn’t see it coming. I think that I was so concentrated on the fact that Day might die that I didn’t see the possibility that this would happen. Anyways, it’s not the most uncommon thing to happen in Ya books but this particular one hurt the most because it was the end of the book. Everything was going great and they just succeeded to not go to war and you think “awn this is going to be a happy ending”, but then Day loses his memory….

What do you think about the ending?

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Sea of Monsters|A series worth its hype!

Sea of Monsters

Book: Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2)

Author: Rick Riordan

Year published: 2006

Genre: Young adult, fantasy, adventure, Greek mythology

Rating: 5/5 stars

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Ever since I finished the first book in the Percy Jackson series “The lightning thief”, I have wanted to read the sequel which is “Sea of Monsters”. I can tell you that it did not disappoint at all. So today, I’m going to be reviewing and discussing about this amazing book.

**This review contains spoilers but I will put a spoiler alert before so you won’t get spoil, but if yo haven’t read the first book, I suggest not reading this review**

Here is my review on the first book: The lightning thief| Review and Discussion

And here are some quotes that made me laugh so hard: Sea of Monsters quotes that made me crack up

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The heroic son of Poseidon makes an action-packed comeback in the second must-read installment of Rick Riordan’s amazing young readers series.

Starring Percy Jackson, a “half blood” whose mother is human and whose father is the God of the Sea, Riordan’s series combines cliffhanger adventure and Greek mythology lessons that results in true page-turners that get better with each installment. In this episode, The Sea of Monsters, Percy sets out to retrieve the Golden Fleece before his summer camp is destroyed, surpassing the first book’s drama and setting the stage for more thrills to come.

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There is no words to express how much I fell in love with this series. Rick Riordan knows exactly how to entertain his readers with actions that make you at the edge of your seat and with unique and amazing characters. These characters are such an inspiration to everyone out there! Percy, who is the bravest and who would do anything for the one he loves (even though there is a high probability that he could die). Annabeth, a super talented girl who is way too smart for her age. Grover, who is always here for his friends no matter what. I just love this trio so much.

As usual, the humor keeps surprising me. I think that these books are one of the most funny books I have ever read. I just love the sarcastic replies of Percy. It adds so much to his character and makes me even more eager to read these books.

I never found this book boring or not entertaining. I wasn’t expecting something so good after the lightning thief and was totally blown away at how much I loved it. I really don’t know why it took me that long to read this series. Seriously, I’m totally in love and already starting the next book (which I’ll probably finish tomorrow). No shame there!

Fortunately, I didn’t watch the movie before reading the book which I thank the gods for!!!! (Did you get my joke? Hahaha okay, I’m stopping now). I can totally get why some fans are outraged about it. If you read the books, you can absolutely agree that the movies suck. Now I’m not happy to say it because those wonderful books deserve wonderful movies but I’m glad that they stopped after the second movie.

Such an entertaining read that everyone should absolutely read!!!!

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So now the spoiler section!! First of all, let’s talk about how funny it is that Grover was going to marry a cyclops. I mean, it was totally ridiculous, but genius. I would just kill to see him in his wedding dress!! Like I said before, I loved the humor in this book! So much more entertaining!!

To be honest, at first I was kind of suspicious about Tyson. I personally thought that he was playing dumb and at any time become a monster (before we knew that he is Percy’s brother). Fortunately, that doesn’t happen and I was startle when we learned the truth about his identity. Also, I understood why Percy was embarrassed at first. I mean, even before he got pick on and with a cyclops for a half brother, he got even more bullied. So embarrassment is a normal thing to feel, but I’m really glad that he got over it and now would do anything for his brother.

Also, can I talk about how much Clarisse was dumb!!!! Not only is she mean to Percy, but she just keeps putting them in danger during the quest. When she got captured by the cyclops, she tells him that Grover is a satyr….I mean….that’s just pure stupidity. And when she kept yelling at the cyclops and ruined the “escaping-without-making-a-sound-so-the-cyclops-won’t-hear-them” plan.

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My favorite scene (which was very hard to pick by the way) was when Percy gave Clarisse the fleece and the money to go back at the camp. This part just made me tear up because this scene shows exactly how good of a person Percy is. It was also really funny when Annabeth was like “Are you insane?”. I just loved it!!!

What was YOUR favorite scene?

Parts I have to talk about

  • At the beginning, how Annabeth just saves the day: I was super pumped during the dodge ball attack and I loved the fact that Annabeth came to save the day.
  • The revelation about Tyson: It was funny how different Tyson’s and Percy’s claiming were so different. When it was revealed that Tyson was a son of Poseidon, it really gave me chills.
  • Percy’s meeting with Hermes: In the first book, I wasn’t a great fan of gods. They seemed so distant and cold. Hermes is actually one of the first gods that I liked. And the snakes were just so freaking cool.
  • Percy turning into a guinea pig: It made me laugh so hard!! Now, don’t get me wrong, I love Percy but it was just so random and funny that I just loved this scene. Then, Annabeth realizes that Percy was turn into a guinea pig and fights Circe. Just epic! And how they stole the pirates’ ship.
  • Annabeth’s “dream” with the sirens
  • The whole battle between the heroes and the cyclops
  • Tyson coming back to save the day: Now, let me tell you! I knew that he wasn’t dead!!!! Knew it, knew it, knew it!!!
  • Thalia coming back: I thought something had gone wrong with Annabeth, but thank god she’s alright. But HOLY CRAP!!! Thalia is back! That just opens up a lot of new possibilities!!! Like, is she sixteen yet? Will she betray the heroes and go to Luke? Because I could sense like they have a history.

Have you read this book and if yes, what did you think about it?

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Six of Crows| One of the best heist ever written

Six of Crows

Several posts ago, I promised you guys that I’d do a review on Six of Crows. First of all, I want to say that the cover is gorgeous. And we all judge a book by its cover (whenever we want it or not).

Rating: ♛♛♛♛.5

and i'm yoursKetterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…
A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

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So first of all, I was kind of scared getting into this book because there was a lot of hype surrounding it and I really didn’t want it to be disappointment. AND IT DIDN’T!!! God, now I know what all this hype has been about.
I have to admit that it took me time before really getting into it which is the only reason why I gave it 4.5 stars and not 5 stars, but after a 100 pages or so, I was so hooked that I wanted more!

This is actually the first book of Leigh Bardugo that I ever read and I have to say that I’m really impressed.I never read a book about a heist before so that was very interesting to see and I want to see more of that in other books.

Every six characters going on this heist are so different from each other, but at the same time, it’s what brought them together. They all have a particular skill that it needed to succeed, but they work so well together. I’m going to be explaining more in details in the spoiler-y section, so that I won’t spoil any of you who haven’t read the book yet.

Another thing that I loved, it was super action-packed since the beginning to the end. So much happened and it was just incredible. Overall, I really recommend it to any of you because it’s so entertaining and it keeps you on the edge of your seat all the way. Such a worthy read!

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Kaz is an extraordinary character who keeps surprising me so much. He is dark, mysterious, evil, immoral and cunning, but I love him. And with his backstory, my heart is just craving and breaking for him. He has been through so much, with his brother and all, and I kind of understand him more now. I understand how he became like he is now and so excited to see what’s going to happen in the next book for this special character.

Inej is one of the best female character that I ever read about. Loved her since the beginning. At first, I thought she had a power or something but turns out that she’s just really quiet. She’s such an inspiration; I mean, she just doesn’t give up (yes, I’m talking about the scene when she was climbing the incinerator with her melting shoes!!!). Prayer to god: Please let her be okay in the next book.

Jesper is my bae. He just knows how to make me laugh even in the worst moments.

“Well, we managed to get ourselves locked into the most secure prison in the world. We’re either geniuses or the dumbest sons of bitches to ever breathe air”

Also, Jesper and Wylan are my OTP!!!! Love them!!!!!!!!!

“Wylan drew himself up. “I may not have had your … education, but I’m sure I know plenty of words that you don’t.”

“Also the proper way to fold a napkin and dance a minuet. Oh, and you can play the flute. Marketable skills, merchling. Marketable skills.”

“No one dances the minuet any more,” grumbled Wylan.”

Nina is also one of my favorite female characters of all time!!! She is so sassy and I loved her from the beginning! She fights for what’s right and for her people. She’s such an inspiration. I also love her relationship with Matthias. I loved how they knew each other since way before and they were still struggling with their feelings about each other.

“Matthias locked the cell door and hurried down the passage toward Nina, toward something more.”

Parts I have to talk about

  • The little visit in Hellgate
  • Matthias killing those wolves: My heart really broke for him!!!
  • Matthias trying to kill Nina: Honestly, I was really confused because I didn’t know that they had a love/hate relationship. So I just thought that he was crazy…
  • Kaz coming to save Inej when she was injured: God, I’m a romance addict!!!! But I love them so much together.
  • Kaz practically removing the eye of the other guy and throwing it off board
  • All of their backstory
  • Nina and Matthias teaming up to kill the scientific: To be honest, I didn’t really know what to think because I wanted what’s right to be done but I didn’t want them to turn against Kaz and the team.
  • How they managed to get into the most secure prison in the world
  • Finding out that Jesper is a fabrikator
  • Kaz going after Pekka Rollins
  • Inej not giving up in the incinerator even though her shoes were melting
  • Matthias rescuing Nina when Brum tricked her
  • Jesper killing his own kind: IT so broke my heart
  • Kaz thinking about Inej and trying not to drown: Why don’t they just kiss already?
  • Inej, Wylan and Jesper coming to save the others with a tank
  • Nina took the Parem to be able to save the others
  • Kaz not telling Inej what he felt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At this point yelling “KISS ALREADY!!!!!”
  • Wylan has the appearance of Kuwei: I loved how Jesper was like “Wait was it you who was sitting next to me every time?” and Wylan goes “yep” ❤ ❤
  • INEJ IS CAPTURED BY PEKKA!!!!!!!

My babies better be okay in the next book!!

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Book Tour: Review and Guest post of Allerleirauh

 

Allerleirauh by Chantal Gadoury

Genre:  YA Fantasy / Fairy Tale / Romance

Date of Publication:  December 21st 2015

Number of pages:  232

Rating: 4 stars

 

Today, I’m going to be reviewing this book and there will be a guest post and more about the author after. This review is spoiler free so be happy to read it whenever.

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Once Upon a Time…
In the Kingdom of Tränen, a King makes a promise to his dying wife to only remarry someone who has her golden hair. With time, the King finds his eyes are turned by his maturing daughter. Realizing her father’s intentions, Princess Aurelia tries to trick her Father by requesting impossible gifts: dresses created by the sun, moon and stars and a coat made of a thousand furs. When Aurelia discovers his success, she knows she must run away from her privileged life and escapes the kingdom disguised by the cloak and under a new name, “Allerleirauh.”

Aurelia enters the safe haven of the Kingdom of Saarland der Licht, where she is taken under the care of the handsome and gentle Prince Klaus. Hoping to not be discovered by her father’s courtiers, Aurelia tries to remain hidden under her new false identity. Unexpected love is found between Aurelia and Prince Klaus and is challenged with an approaching arranged marriage between the Kingdom of Saarland der Licht and a neighboring ruler. With the possibility of discovery hanging in the air, Aurelia must face the difficulties of her past with her father in her journey of self-discovery before the Prince and his entire Kingdom learns the truth of her real identity, and she looses him forever. Continue reading