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[Review] Heartless by Marissa Meyer | Why is a Raven like a writing-desk?

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Title: Heartless
Author: Marissa Meyer
Page count: 453 pages
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Released date: November 8 2016
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Series / anthology / stand alone: Standalone
Rating:
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20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908 Goodreads synopsis 20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into a secret courtship.

Cath is determined to choose her own destiny. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908 My thoughts 20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908

I love Alice in Wonderland so much and this book gave me the most epic and twisted story of the Queen of Hearts. I just can’t believe what’s happening to the Queen and I am so troubled how she become the cruel and evil Queen. But this story made me complete and I want to the author for bringing my childhood back even though the story is all about the Queen of Hearts.

 You all know the story and I’m just going through my feeling about this book so much. I really love how Marissa Meyer put the love story and the twist how she become the queen. I imagine the hardship she’s been through a lot of her travel and my heart melted with her feelings and love for what she’s doing before she’s been a queen. I gone mad with her decisions and I know it’s her choice, if I could just dive in to the book and tell her to leave all behind, she and Jest will live forever. Of course, forever and promises are like stones in this book but who knows that they’re going to be apart. Characters are well blended especially to Jest, the White Rabbit, Cheshire cat and Mad Hatter. I really love those characters and they’ve been part of this journey in my heart. My favorite is, of course, Jest, he’s so ready to give up everything for Cath and he knows what true love mean is and I just can’t believe what the author did to him. It’s really heart breaking, I will gone mad like Cath if I’m in her position too.

 Overall, so intense, so lovely but yet heartbreaking. I can’t stop thinking about Cath’s story and every time I see the book, it pains me more than ever. This is unforgettable read! I can’t say anymore and I don’t want to spoil everyone. I just love everything in this book and this is the very first book that I read from Marissa Meyer. I might read all her books after this wonderful retelling!

20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908 About the Marissa Meyer 20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908

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Marissa Meyer is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Heartless and The Lunar Chronicles. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and twin daughters. She’s a fan of most things geeky (Sailor Moon, Firefly, any occasion that requires a costume), and has been in love with fairy tales since she was a child. She may or may not be a cyborg.

 

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[ARC Review] Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios | Best HEART BREAKING story evaaaaa!!

29102896Title: Bad Romance
Author: Heather Demetrios
Page count: 368 pages
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Released date: June 13 2017
Genre: YA Contemporary
Series / anthology / stand alone: Standalone
Rating:
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Got my copy via Netgalley for an exchange of honest review!

 

20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908 Goodreads synopsis 20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908

Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director—anything but scared and alone.

Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it’s too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she’s unable to escape.

Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiraling into darkness—and emerging into the light again.

20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908 My thoughts 20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908

THIS. BOOK. JUST. PORTRAY. MY. LOVE. STORY. THAT. HAPPENED. A. YEAR. AGO.

Similar story in my real life. This is what I can all say.

No, just kidding guys. I’m just overwhelmed to this book so much.

The story surrounds to the girl named Grace that her dream is to go to New York and be a future director. She cannot wait to escape to her family that she’s been locking her in house chores and never got a chance to hang out with friends longer than her curfew. She’s been in love with Gavin ever since freshman and when she got a chance to be with him, she doesn’t know what her life got into.

This book is such a roller coaster ride. Seriously, I finish this book the whole day in the office because I really can’t put the book down. I cried in the most terrible and sad moments, especially on what’s happening to Grace was really unfortunate. And also laugh with her in some scenes with her best friends and with Gavin of course. The story was so catchy and everyone could ever relate to it. I love how the author wrote the story perfectly like everything is on place. I got really satisfied on the story, I feel satisfied on everything. This is one perfectly flat story like you don’t really want to miss.

Overall, this is the first time I read from the author and it is perfectly done. If you are looking for a perfect heart breaking story, I recommend you this. This book is hitting on the shelves on June 13, so better watch this book out.

20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908 About Heather Demetrios 20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908

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When Heather Demetrios isn’t traipsing around the world or spending time in imaginary places, she lives with her husband in New York City. Originally from Los Angeles, she now calls the East Coast home. Heather has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a recipient of the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award for her debut novel, Something Real. Her other novels include Exquisite Captive, the first in the Dark Caravan Cycle fantasy series, I’ll Meet You There, and Bad Romance. She’s also a creativity coach, snail mail aficionado, and hopeless romantic. Find out more about Heather and her books at www.heatherdemetrios.com or on Twitter (@HDemetrios).

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[ARC Review] Follow Me Back by A.V Geiger | Beware on your stalkers…

32470611Title: Follow Me Back
Author: A.V Geiger
Page count: 368 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Released date: June 6 2017
Genre: YA Contemporary
Series / anthology / stand alone: Series
Rating:
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Got my copy via Netgalley for an exchange of honest review!

20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908 Goodreads synopsis 20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908

Tessa Hart’s world feels very small. Confined to her bedroom with agoraphobia, her one escape is the online fandom for pop sensation Eric Thorn. When he tweets to his fans, it’s like his speaking directly to her…

Eric Thorn is frightened by his obsessive fans. They take their devotion way too far. It doesn’t help that his PR team keeps posting to encourage their fantasies.

When a fellow pop star is murdered at the hands of a fan, Eric knows he has to do something to shatter his online image fast—like take down one of his top Twitter followers. But Eric’s plan to troll @TessaHeartsEric unexpectedly evolves into an online relationship deeper than either could have imagined. And when the two arrange to meet IRL, what should have made for the world’s best episode of Catfish takes a deadly turn…

20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908 My thoughts 20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908

This is the second book I read like fangirling-meet-celebrity thing and until now, it didn’t fail to amaze me. This one is tricky, the twist is on control and everything set in order. The ending? OMG! The ending, you wouldn’t even expect it coming. I finished this book in one seating, what can I say? it’s addictive and you don’t want to miss everything.

The story surrounds to Tessa Hart, an eighteen year old fangirl of Eric Thorn. She stays only at home, in her room and just listening to Eric’s music as her comfort zone. She’s also meeting a therapist to help her severe anxiety. Tessa creates a Twitter account that holds 30.1k followers and create the hashtag #EricThornObsessed that hit the trends for days. Then, Eric Thorn, a paranoid teenage boy because of what happened to the last singer who murdered by fans. He’s more terrified and he’s fighting back to his paranoia and he creates a fake account to ruin the fangirls including @TessaHeartsEric.

YUP YUP I love this book so much! I seriously can’t help not to read it until the end. I like how the author writes the story from the investigation thingy and how the story flows continues in every interval of those transcripts that made of Tessa and Eric. It helps me to understand what’s really happening between the two characters and the action is not really taking long.

The two characters are both adorable and really chessy on their exchanging messages. They both make me giggle and laugh and I can easily blend in to the story and the happenings in this book. Overall, this is a twisty and I love it so much. No bad things happen and everything seems in perfect timing and place for the mystery. I just knew about the second book and I really can’t wait for more stories.

20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908 About the A.V. Geiger 20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908

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A.V. Geiger writes contemporary young adult fiction. Her debut novel, FOLLOW ME BACK, will be published by Sourcebooks Fire in 2017.
A.V. is a popular author on Wattpad, where her original fiction has frequently ranked #1 in the Mystery/Thriller genre. Her writing career began as a hobby, posting celebrity fanfiction online, and her work draws extensively on her own experiences with fan culture and social media.

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[ARC Review] One of us is Lying by Karen M. McManus | ANOTHER MYSTERY SOLVED!

32571395Title: One of us is Lying
Author: Karen M. McManus
Page count: 368 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Released date: May 30 2017
Genre: YA Contemporary
Series / anthology / stand alone: Stand alone
Rating:
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Got my copy via Netgalley for an exchange of honest review!

20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908 Goodreads synopsis 20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908

The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.

Pay close attention and you might solve this.
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.

Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?

Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.

20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908 My thoughts 20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908

OKAY, HOLD UP JUST A MINUTE… THIS BOOK IS JUST WONDERFULLY AND AWESOMESAUCE GREATNESS OVERLOAD. I have been thinking so much the mystery behind of this book and everyone, this book gave me too much Sherlock senses and ya know, I really love Sherlock and solving mystery cases like this. But the ending, it is unexpected. I’M SHOOKED!

The story took place in high school were five students went to detention for having phones in the class and should write 500 words essay as punishment. Simon, one of the students in detention and a writer of a blog About That, mysteriously died and the police are investigating four students that are in the same room with him. Students has their own secrets, secrets hasn’t yet to reveal and scared that everyone in the school will found out because of Simon’s website. Who is lying? Who would you believed? Well, it’s for you to read this book and find out who is lying and the murderer among them.

This book is one blown away book. I honestly love this book! I’ve been thinking the mystery around and getting suspicious to every character each chapter of this book. I must say, the people in this book are good at hiding their secrets and revealing them each chapter. You can’t put down this book so easily because of the twist and the breathe-taking revealing truths. I just can’t.

Overall, it is twisted and seriously guys, pick this book once it’s on the shelf because I don’t want you to miss out the best mystery EVER and I’m recommending this to everyone who love solving mysteries, being a Sherlock and fans of The Breakfast Club and Pretty Little Liars.

20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908 FUN FACT 20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908

I watched these movies: El Cuerpo and Contratiempo, both of them are Spanish movies and I wanted you know guys that story is like-somehow this. I swear, the twist, the ending, the mysteries behind dead person and getting investigated are seriously like in this book. I can’t stop watching the both movies and if you are into this book, One of us is lying, I tell you guys, those movies are UNFORGATTABLE AND PERFECT!

20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908 About the Karen M. McManus 20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908

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Karen M. McManus earned her BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross and her MA in journalism from Northeastern University. Her debut young adult novel, ONE OF US IS LYING, will be released from Delacorte Press/Random House on May 30, 2017.

 

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[ARC Review] Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts | GOT plus SOC FEELSSSS!

25752041Title: Royal Bastards
Author: Andrew Shvarts
Page count: 352 pages
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Released date: May 30 2017
Series / anthology / stand alone: Series (Book 1)
Rating:
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Got my copy via Netgalley for an exchange of honest review! Thank you Disney-Hyperion!

20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908 Goodreads synopsis 20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908

Being a bastard blows. Tilla would know. Her father, Lord Kent of the Western Province, loved her as a child, but cast her aside as soon as he had trueborn children.

At sixteen, Tilla spends her days exploring long-forgotten tunnels beneath the castle with her stablehand half brother, Jax, and her nights drinking with the servants, passing out on Jax’s floor while her castle bedroom collects dust. Tilla secretly longs to sit by her father’s side, resplendent in a sparkling gown, enjoying feasts with the rest of the family. Instead, she sits with the other bastards, like Miles of House Hampstedt, an awkward scholar who’s been in love with Tilla since they were children.

Then, at a feast honoring the visiting princess Lyriana, the royal shocks everyone by choosing to sit at the Bastards’ Table. Before she knows it, Tilla is leading the sheltered princess on a late-night escapade. Along with Jax, Miles, and fellow bastard Zell, a Zitochi warrior from the north, they stumble upon a crime they were never meant to witness.

Rebellion is brewing in the west, and a brutal coup leaves Lyriana’s uncle, the Royal Archmagus, dead—with Lyriana next on the list. The group flees for their lives, relentlessly pursued by murderous mercenaries; their own parents have put a price on their heads to prevent the king and his powerful Royal Mages from discovering their treachery.

The bastards band together, realizing they alone have the power to prevent a civil war that will tear their kingdom apart—if they can warn the king in time. And if they can survive the journey . .

20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908 My thoughts 20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908

This is the very fast paced book that I’ve ever read this year. Man, every word is a beat of the heart and I really love the twist of the royals and the battling between them is really great. There some annoying stuffs but you can handle them very well. I love digging to the stories of different characters and the more I read, the more I learn from their lands and culture.

The story surrounds to Tilla, who is a royal bastard in Lord Kent heir and he has a half-brother, Jax that lives in a stables. One night in the feast of the Westerns, where all nobles are joined and even the bastards of each royalties, Miles and Zell. There is the soon-to-be-Queen, that they mostly waited, Lady Lyriana, who will rule after his father death. Lady Lyriana wants to explore the world and willing to take risks as long as she set her foot in the ocean, Tilla found it bad idea, but doesn’t have a choice. All five of them leadLyriana to see the ocean until all of five of them witness a dreadful battle and killings in the ocean that leads them a great danger.

I found this book interesting and well captivated. It’s just the characters, especially Miles, I’m pretty annoyed to him in some points. But to overall the characters, as young as they are, they could already think of survival and how will they battle each day of their travel. It’s not just about royalties and such but the bond of these characters are well blended and they got this team effort, as long as they stick together and make it through the day. But the part of the ending torn me apart and broke my trust and sighting of all things!

I love the part when they’re having storytelling and how they’re powers are created, especially on the Mages. I somehow love and hate Miles since I love his genius act I just hate is heart turning to be bad as sort and I wish I could kill him in every second in the book! Zell and Tilla, they’re just amazing! Amazing and adorable, I’m so into they’re love story even though it looks childish! Jax, oh my Jax, I seriously love him and also Lyriana, they’ve made absolutely a cute couple!

Overall, the book is lovely and this is one of my anticipated reads this 2017! I finished this book in just one sitting in the office since I really can’t put it down. If you are into GOT kind of books, this Young adult High fantasy novel, is perfectly fit on you!

20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908 About the Andrew Shvarts 20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908

AuthorPhotoFinalAndrew was born in the Soviet Union, but immigrated to the US when he was four years old. He doesn’t remember much of life there, but has retained a love for weird Russian cartoons and a total indifference to being cold. Andrew’s passion has always been storytelling, in all its forms: fiction, cinema, narrative video games, and long, rambling, frequently-exaggerated anecdotes. He spent his childhood devouring books, and his adolescence watching straight-to-DVD horror movies and playing jRPGS. Andrew graduated from Vassar College with degrees in English and Russian literature (aka, the two languages he was already fluent in). While there, he was falsely accused of releasing a bear on campus, and once stole a fence and buried it in a swamp.

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Books · Monthly Wrap Up

Blog Changes | I’m having hell daysss

Hey everyone! I haven’t touch my  blog like forever and I’m just more update on my Instagram! I haven’t done any books reviews and fangirling stuffs, I feel so dreadful and I finished too many books and I didn’t get any reviews about it.

The thing is, my work is eating both reading and blogging stuffs. And I can’t do it all of them at the same time. Plus, I’m working weekends also and I’m not always at home. Just last week, I’m in a out of town for business and work stuffs. I’m so sorry about no updates on my blog and no reviews! I hope everyone could understand and forgive me for no updates 😦

Speaking of blog changes: Yes, I’m working on blog changing stuffs. From the photos, reviews and everything! I will launch the changes on next week since I’ve been working a lot of stuffs. Also, I’m trying to finish all the books for reviews, especially my eARCs that I requested and most of them are out dates and I’m sooo late on reviewing them. I haven’t update my Netgalley, and I have to keep up and be a good book reviewer once more.

I am having HELL DAYS since I have so many projects to finish until the end of September. I already started to plan out my blogging, and sketching some changes. It will not be big changes but I can make sure it will be more friendly looking blog and everyone can relate.

I am more active in instagram and if you have one, you could visit it at @DMCIREADS and you can see all the books I read and some fandom updates I did.

I’m so sorry again everyone.

Love,

Dani of dmcireads

Books · Box review · subscription box · Youngadult

[Unboxing] Fairyloot: Myths and Monsters (March 2017)

Hey everyone!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY FAIRYLOOT! OH MY GOSH! This box is VIOLET! For celebrating their Annivesary, Fairyloot team makes the boxes violet for march. They totally nailed the color and the contents of this box! I really can’t wait for you to see it!


What is Fairyloot?

FairyLoot was created Anissa, your average bookworm and voracious reader and lover of all things fantasy and nerdy. She started FairyLoot because She wanted to share my love of fantasy with book lovers around the world and build a warm community of like-minded readers, which I hope you will be a part of too. Our journey started off with only myself and my other half Michael, and today we have grown into a small but passionate team.

Here at FairyLoot, Young Adult fiction is our forte, and we want each and every one of our boxes to be a special experience and make you feel like you are opening a box of treasure taken straight from a fairy’s lair.

Every month we have a different theme and select an exciting new title with 4-6 hand selected goodies. Their boxes are lovingly packed in the heart of London and sprinkled with fairy dust, every time.


If you followed me in IG (dmcireads) you will see my unboxing in my story last Wednesday and in my feed also! If you haven’t seen it, I planned to post it here so you miss it! This box is full of goodies! I can’t wait to share it with you!

The theme for March is Myths and Monsters! This box is filled with magic and lost mythical cities! Tales of Gods, myths and monsters! Magical creatures, dragons, phoenixes and unicorns! I really love this box so much!!

What’s inside?

Dragon on Apple  Silver Dragon Scale Scarf by GivArt – This is time they include a scarf and I’m so lucky to have this!
Dragon on Apple  Unicorn Fairy Lights by Mustard – Another first time item that included to this box! I’m so excited for this item!
Dragon on Apple  Nephilim Candle by Geeky Clean
Dragon on Apple  Mermaid pocket mirror by BookOtter
Dragon on Apple  Dragon and Phoenix Magnetic Bookmarks by Bonitismo
Dragon on Apple  Anniversay Booklet and Fallen Online Chapter Sampler (Bonus contents)
Dragon on Apple  UK Edition of Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor with author letter and postcard. This edition was sprayed with blue pages with her signature and artwork inside page!

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