December Wrap Up

This month i read a total of 6 books and i have to say its quite good as i read these 6 books within 2 weeks.

I did reviews on some of this book that i will link to but as for the others, it will be up on my blog soon.

The 5th Wave

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Overall i really enjoyed this book and i rated it 4/5 star.

I did a review on this book you can look at it here.

 

 

 

 


The Perfectionist

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I rated this book 3/5 stars. Take a look at my thoughts on this book here.

 

 

 


The Catcher In The Rye

 

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I wasn’t a big fan of this book but it was still interesting! I rated it 3/5 stars.

My review on this book will be up on the 3rd of January.

 

 

 

 


The Winner’s Crime

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5/5 stars definitely!

I absolutely love this book and you probably already know. It is one of the best book I’ve read this year! My review is already up and you can look at it here.

 

 


Throne of Glass

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4/5 stars.

I had to read this because of the hype surrounding this book and i have to say i am not disappointed! My review will be up on the 2nd of January.

 

 

 


Frozen Tides

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5/5 stars

I just finished this and I LOVED IT! But i have to wait another year for book 5 to come out! like what? Why can’t i have it now?? I will definitely have a review on this and it would be up on 4th of January.

 

I read quite a number of good books this month and i hope i will be able to read more next month which is kinda hard since school is starting on the 4th of January 😦

Until next time,

cuddlewithbooks; cleo

 

 

 

 

 

 

December Book Haul

I didn’t buy a lot of books in December although it is Christmas. In total, i bought 6 books.

1.Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

There was so much hype on this series that i had to pick it up and read it myself. I just finished reading it and i have to admit it was pretty good! My review will be up soon πŸ™‚

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2. Tonight the Street Are Ours by Leila Sales

I have to admit i bought this only because the cover is amazing! Look at this beauty!

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3. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

I’ve been trying to read more romance, contemporary and i had to pick this one.

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4. Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes

I don’t even need to say why i bought this. It’s definitely one of my favourite series and anything by Morgan Rhodes is just a must. I know this will be a great book!

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5. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

This is another book i got because the cover is amazing but i am also very interested in this book as the plot seems interesting πŸ™‚

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6. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

I got this for my own christmas present πŸ™‚ I wanted to read Six Of Crows BUT i feel that i should read this first even though you could just read Six Of Crows without reading the Grisha trilogy.

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That is all the book i bought in the month of December and i have to say it is a lot for a student like me. However, i will buy more books next month as it is my birthday!!! I can’t wait:)

 

Until next time,

cuddlewithbooks; cleo

Most Anticipated Books Of 2016

Since its almost the end of 2015, I decided to do a blog post on the books I’m most excited for in 2016! It is not in any particular order πŸ™‚


The Winner’s Kiss (The Winner’s Trilogy #3) by Marie Rutkoski

If you guys still don’t know, I’m completely obsessed with The Winner’s Curse and Crime. I am definitely excited for The Winner’s Kiss.

Expected publication: March 29th 2016 by Farrar Straus & Giroux

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Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare

I Love TMI and IFD So i will definitely read Lady Midnight! To be honest, i will read anything Cassandra Clare writes!

Expected publication: March 8th 2016 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

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Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard

I have not read Red Queen yet but i will be reading it in January and I’m very sure i will love it so obviously i have to get Glass Sword.

Expected publication: February 9th 2016 by HarperTeen

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The Last Star (The 5th Wave #3) byΒ Rick Yancy

I totally love The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy so I’m sure this will be as good.

Expected publication: May 24th 2016 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

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Truthwitch (TheΒ Witchlands #1) by Susan Dennard

I don’t even have to say anything for this one. Theres witches and its fantasy of course i have to read it.

Expected publication: January 5th 2016 by Tor Teen

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The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court #1) by Richelle Mead

I’ve heard pretty good comments on Richelle Mead writing so I’m excited for this book!

Expected publication: April 5th 2016 by Razorbill

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The Darkest Magic ( Spirits and Thieves #2) by Morgan Rhodes

I would read anything that is written by Morgan Rhodes. A Book of Spirits and Thieves is one of my favourite this year. I can’t wait for The Darkest Magic!

Expected publication: June 28th 2016 by Razorbill

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The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn #2) by Renee Ahdieh

I haven’t read The Wrath and The Dawn but definitely going to read it next year!

Expected publication: May 3rd 2016 by Putnam Juvenile

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Falling Kingdoms #5 by Morgan Rhodes

Falling Kingdoms is definitely one of my favourite series of all times so book 5 is definitely a must. The title and cover has not been revealed yet.

Expected publication: 2016 by Razorbill


Throne Of Glass #5 by Sarah J Maas

I’m currently reading book one and I’m loving it! So i believe book 5 is going to be as great. Once again, no title and cover has been revealed.

Expected publication: 2016


A Court Of Mist And Fury (A Court Of Thorns And Roses #2) by Sarah J Maas

Book one has lots of great reviews thus I’m also excited for book 2 πŸ™‚ The book cover has not been revealed yet.

Expected publication: May 3rd 2016 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens


That is all for my 2016 most anticipated books! What are YOUR most anticipated books of 2016?

Until next time,

cuddlewithbooks; cleo

 

Bout Of Books 15 | TBR & Goals

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Since its the start of a new year, i thought i’d start the year by reading the first book of a series, duology or trilogy that i always wanted to read!

TBR

1. These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
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2. Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard
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3. To All The Boys I’ve Love Before (To All The Boys I’ve Love Before #1) by Jenny Han
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4. Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo
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Goals

1. Finish reading 2 books
2. Visit 2 other blogger everyday
3. Read at least 100 pages a day
4. Participate in one twitter chat

I hope i will be able to achieve my goals and complete my TBR. Just saying, my TBR might change if I’m in the mood to read another book πŸ™‚

Until next time,
cuddlewithbooks; cleo

Book Review: The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

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Title: The Winner’s Curse

Author: Marie Rutkoski

Genre(s): Young Adult, Romance

Publication Date:Β March 12th 2015 by Bloomsbury Children’s

Pages: 400 (paperback)

Rating:  ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ / 5 hearts


Goodreads Summary

Lady Kestrel’s engagement to Valoria’s crown prince calls for great celebration: balls and performances, fireworks and revelry. But to Kestrel it means a cage of her own making. Embedded in the imperial court as a spy, she lives and breathes deceit and cannot confide in the one person she really longs to trust …

While Arin fights to keep his country’s freedom from the hands of his enemy, he suspects that Kestrel knows more than she shows. As Kestrel comes closer to uncovering a shocking secret, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth.

Lies will come undone, and Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them in this second book in the breathtaking Winner’s trilogy.


Review

The Winner’s Curse was one of my favourite in 2014 and The Winner’s Crime is definitely one of the best books i’ve read this year. I don’t even know how to do a review of this book without spoiling anything! It is just SO GOOD.

Lets just talk about how this book mess with my feels first. It broke my heart and made me hope again and broke my heart again. It just keeps repeating!

Kestrel is still such a great character although she gets annoying from time to time as she is doing something i didn’t want her to do. Like, tell him Kestrel! Just tell him! Okay, if you don’t know, Kestrel is hiding a secret from Arin and this secret can change everything between them.

The misunderstanding. The misunderstanding between them keeps killing me! There’s so many chance to tell him but she keeps controlling herself and telling herself its for the best. All the scenes that they were together just made the book so much better.

I will admit that i did not care about certain part of the plots as i don’t think its interesting but of course its also for the plot.

I really enjoy reading the conversations between Kestrel and Arin. Marie Rutkoski did so well with the dialogue. It brings out so much emotion and tension between the character.

I will recommend this book to everyone! If you haven’t read this book, what are you waiting for? Pick it up spent 6 hours on it and you will beg for the third book.

Overall, the plot, the character and the narrating was AMAZING. I NEED THE WINNER’S KISS RIGHT NOW.

 

Until next time,

cuddlewithbooks, cleo

 

Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas! I decided to do a short post to wish everyone a happy christmas.

So, Merry Christmas everybody! I can’t believe its almost the end of the year. It doesn’t matter if you celebrate or not, i hoped your day is filled with love and you will enjoy your day.

Also, if you followed my Instagram account, you will know that i bought myself a christmas gift. It is….. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. AHH I FINALLY GOT IT! I’m really excited to start it and i hope i will love it

Once again, Merry Christmas.

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Until next time,

cuddlewithbooks, cleo

The Catcher In The Rye Read-Along

Hey bookworms! I’m happy to announce that i will be doing a read-along with Over The Rainbow.

The book we will be reading is The Catcher In The Rye by J.D Salinger.

The read-along will start on the 25th of December, Christmas day and it will end on the 3rd of January. We will be posting our separate reviews on our blog so be sure to check out Over The Rainbow to see her review.

If you are interested to join us, be sure to buy the book or borrow it from the library!

Until next time,

cuddlewithbooks; cleo