February Wrap Up

I am really disappointed in myself this month. I only read 3 books this month and it is the worst feeling ever. I was having some trouble with my friends and family and it made this month one of the worst month ever in my life. So hopefully i will catch up with my reading next month.

  1. The Paladin by J.M. Storin

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I was sent an ARC copy of The Paladin for a review and i really enjoy it a lot. I can’t really share anything about this book so far and it’s really sad. It’s so hard not to say anything about this book!

If you are interested in this book, click here and make sure you nominate it!

You can find out more from:

Instagram: jmstorinbooks


 

2. The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

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I rated this book 3/5 stars. I enjoyed it but didn’t love it. It was really slow paced too me. My review will be up soon.


 

3. Anna And The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins 

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5/5 stars! It didn’t disappoint at all. It was so cute and i love love it. I can’t believe i finally read it after so long. My review for this will also be up soon.


So that were all the books I read in the month of February. It wasn’t a lot but some of the books were really great.

What did you read in the month of Feb?

Until next time,

cuddlewithbooks; cleo

 

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February Book Haul

I’m back for another book haul and this month i bought a total of 5 books. Once again, it’s really a lot for a student but i can’t help it. I walked into a bookstore and i want everything.

  1. An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir 

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This book got a lot of hype when it is first release and I’ve been wanting it for a long time! I’m so glad i finally got a copy of it and i hope i will read it soon. Also, the map in this book is just GORGEOUS.

2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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I always wanted to get a classic and obviously i have to get Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I hope i get in the mood to read it soon because now I’m in the mood to read lots of      fantasy.

3. Heir of Fire Sarah J. Maas

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I only need to get Queen of Shadows now and wait for the rest of the series to be out. I really want to catch up with this series and i plan to read Crown of Midnight in March.

4. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

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I read Red Queen and the ending left me hanging. I really enjoyed Red Queen and i have been hearing good comments of Glass Sword so hopefully i will love it too.

5. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

I personally prefer the other cover but i can only find this copy so far so i decided to just buy it first. If i really enjoy this i might buy the other version.


Thats the end of my book haul and i still feel that i didn’t buy enough book this month. I need more money to buy more books!

What books did you buy this month?

Until next time,

cuddlewithbooks; cleo

Book Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

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Title: Landline

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance

Publication Date: Published July 31st 2014 by Orion (first published July 2014)

Pages: 310 (Paperback)

Rating:  ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ /4 hearts


Goodreads Summary

Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems besides the point now.

Maybe that was always besides the point.

Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her.

When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.

That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts . . .

Is that what she’s supposed to do?

Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?


Review

Georgie is a 27 year old women with a husband Neal and two kids. Georgie tells Neal that she will not be able to visit his mother with them on Christmas at Omaha because she has to work. But when they Neal took both her daughters and left on christmas, Georgie thought that her marriage was over.

Just when Georgie thought everything was over, she found a way to talk to Neal. The past Neal. The Neal one week before he proposed. It made Georgie wonder if there was hope in their relationship. Could she have done something to change what was wrong?

I absolutely love this book! But at the same time, i don’t know why. It’s really confusing. I don’t know why i took almost 2 month to finish this book when it is so good. I keep putting this book down and going to other book when this is so good? What is wrong with me?

I love the writing in this book. It is Rainbow Rowell writing, i always love her book.  I have read both Fangirl and Eleanor and Park by Rainbow and i love both of it.

The plot in this book was interesting. I have never read anything like it. And the magic element in this book but made it so much better. I was constantly looking forward to when Georgie and Neal made a conversation. I love reading about what they talk about especially with their past life.

Georgie, she wasn’t the most relatable character I’ve ever read and thats because i am not married and do not have kids. But the choices that she made really make me relate to her. Those were the  choices i would make too. Also the feelings she had were very real.

Neal, he never laughs. I don’t know what i think about that. I mean its cute but why does he never laugh, its like he doesn’t have any emotion. Also, was he really ignoring her call the whole time? I’m really curious.

Seth. I like that Rainbow Rowell added a best friend in this book and the fact that it is a guy just made the book so much better and more interesting. So much more went through because of the presence of seth, more drama occur. I really like the idea that Georgie really just take Seth as her best friend.

Noomi and Alice, they were so cute. Especially with Noomi when she always says Meow. It can get irritating at some point but it was just really cute and interesting to read about it. Alice really felt like the older sister where she is so much more well behave.

Like i said, i only read 2 books by Rainbow and this is the 3rd book. I definitely still prefer Eleanor and Park but i really want to reread Fangirl to see if my perspective has change.

Overall, i really enjoy this book and i would recommend it to everyone that likes Rainbow Rowell writing style.

“Georgie. You cannot be jealous of Dawn–that’s like the sun being jealous of a lightbulb.”
― Rainbow Rowell, Landline

Until next time,

cuddlewithbooks ; cleo

Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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Title: Cinder

Author: Marissa Meyer

Genre(s): Young Adult, Science Fiction

Publication Date: January 3rd 2012 by Feiwel & Friends

Pages: 390 (Hardcover)

Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ /5 hearts

 


Goodreads Summary

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.


Review

Everyone probably heard of Cinder. Hello? its Cinder who haven’t heard of it. Everybody probably already read Stars Above. IM COMING!

So, Cinder is a Sci-fi retelling of Cinderella. Cinder is a Cyborg- a human with mechanic parts. It takes place in the future after 5 world wars. OMG i find this book extremely hard to describe, Just pick it up guys its amazing! I really enjoy it.

I personally LOVE the idea of retellings. The fact that reading a book can remind you so much of your childhood. Even till now, the phrase Once Upon A Time still gets me fascinated. Although i absolutely love the idea of retellings, I’m sad to say that this is my first ever retelling I’ve ever read. I will read more! I promise.

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The book was beautiful written and it really keeps me going. There really wasn’t any part that i think is slow everything keep grabbing my attention and i keep wanting more. There was a lot of foreshadowing in this book and i love it although there were certain parts that i hope i didn’t get it so soon.

I was really impress with the science in this book, the technology and stuff was so amazing. Even the magic/power in this book is also science related. Read it and you will understand.

The plot definitely remind me of Cinderella and there were some parts where i was picturing the actual Cinderella. The Characters was really well done, it is definitely one of the factor that made the book so good.

This is the first book I’ve read from Marissa Meyer and i really love her writing style. I will definitely purchase more of her book. She is able to capture the audience attention so well.tumblr_nnkpmksmjb1rd4558o1_500

I love Cinder -she is such a great character and you can’t help but love her. The fact that she is ‘Cinderella’ made me love her more. I can’t wait to read more about her in the rest of the series.

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Prince Kai -Of course i love him. I’m very sure you love him too.

Queen Levana -Omg i hate her SOO much. I’m scared of her. How can she control others like that.

Stepmother (Adri) & Stepsister (Pearl) -Absolutely hate them too. They are so annoying.

Overall, i love this book A LOT and I’m definitely going get the rest of the series but i don’t know when because i have no money now! I will recommend it to all readers especially if you love fairy tales.

“Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.”
― Marissa Meyer, Cinder

Until next time,

cuddlewithbooks; cleo

January Wrap Up

I must say I’m quite satisfied with the number of books i’ve read this month as school just started and it was really hard to keep up with all the assignments. So, in the month of January, i read a total of 5 books! Many of you probably read like 7 to 10 books good job to you!

Also, I’m really sorry for such a late book wrap up. A lot of things happen at the start of February and i was really busy.

Without further ado, heres my January Wrap Up.

1.These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

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I was really disappointed with this book and rated it 2/5 stars. You can see my review and thoughts on this book here.


2. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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I had to read this book as there are so much hype and i was really interested. I enjoyed the book a lot and rated it 4/5 stars. My review is here.


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

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This is hands down my favourite book in January and i rated 5/5 stars. It is definitely one of my favourite books of all time. You should definitely read my review here.


4. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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I have finally started The Lunar Chronicles guys! I absolutely love it and i cannot wait till i get Scarlet! I rated it 5/5 and my review will be up soon.


5. Landline by Rainbow Rowell

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I don’t know what i feel about this book! I love Rainbow Rowell books. They are all great. But this book! I love it but theres also a feeling inside of me telling me i don’t like it. But i still rated it 4/5 and my review will be up soon.


These are the books i read in the month of January. I had a pretty great reading month and i hope it will be the same for the rest of the year.

Hope you like all the books you read in January too!

Until next time,

cuddlewithbooks; cleo

January Book Haul

Hey guys! I’m back with another book haul! First book haul of the year. Seriously it’s February and i still think it’s 2015.

I would say i bought quite a lot last month since I’m a student and haven’t work yet.

1.Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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So many of you love this series that i had to give it a try myself. I read it and i absolutely love it! And also, I love the cover.

2.The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

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I really love books with huge plot twist and i heard there is one in this book?

3.Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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I adore Rainbow Rowell writing style although i only read 3 of her books. And some of you really love this book too so i decided to buy it. Although it hasn’t arrive yet. Anyone else hate it when books take months to arrive?

4. The Selection by Kiera Cass

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I actually bought this book because my friend really wanted to read it but her parents always don’t allow her to buy books. And also, i might be a little interested.

5. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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It’s a fairy tale retelling so why not? 🙂

6. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

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I read book one and i need book two immediately.

7. P.S I Still Love You by Jenny Han

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If you guys saw my review on book 1 you will know i absolutely love To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. I had to get book 2 okay. Also, I’m only going to read contemporary romance in the month of February so I’m going to start with this 🙂


 

Next are not books but actually book related stuff.

Since it was my birthday this month, my parents bought me some stuff that i have been asking for ages. All these are from @bookwormboutique store from society6. You can also find her in instagram with the same username.

  1. Please Go Away Im Reading mug

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2. I like to party and by party i mean read book throw pillow

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3. I read past my bedtime throw pillow

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Okay thats all for my haul! It’s actually a lot omg. I saw some people in instagram that bought like 40 over books and i keep wondering how can they do that! HAHAH

Until next time,

cuddlewithbooks; cleo

Tag: The Playlist Book Tag

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I was tagged by Paige from The Wild Reader to do the playlist book tag that she created.

  1. Post some song that is in your playlist (or any music that you like) and the singer. Write how the song reminds you of that particular book.
  2. Nominate your friends and let them know that you tagged them.
  3. Please don’t change the photo in this tag. Thank you loves.

I was so excited to do this tag when i found out Paige tagged me! I always love music. I listen to all kinds of songs from English to Korean to Chinese. Music takes up the most space in my phone. So thank you Paige for tagging me to do this!


 

  1. Colors Of The Wind from Pocahontas (slave and someone with high position)
You think I’m an ignorant savage
And you’ve been so many places
I guess it must be so
But still I cannot see
If the savage one is me
How can there be so much that you don’t know
You don’t know

The first part of this song somehow reminds me of The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski. Kestrel is the general daughter. One day, she find herself ‘accidentally’ buying a slave. Arin. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. This is one of my favorite trilogy and i cannot wait for The Winner’s Kiss that will be coming out this year.

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2. Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx (love that last throughout the series even though there are many problems)

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you

This song always leads to the feeling of true love. Love that last forever even though it might not be possible. The Mortal Instrument is a series about Clary finding out she is a shadowhunter- half human half angel. Shadowhunters are here to protect the humans from the demon world. Throughout the series, she met Jace and things start happening and those who read knows what happen.

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3. Love Yourself by Justin Bieber (friends that do not support your relationship)

When you told me that you hated my friends
The only problem was with you and not them
And every time you told me my opinion was wrong
And tried to make me forget where I came from

The part when Justin sang when you told me you hated my friends, the only problem was with you and not them, it reminded to of These Broken Stars. These Broken Stars is about Lilac being the daughter of the richest man on earth and Tarver being a soldier. They were the only survivors left after the crash of their spaceship. I know i said i didn’t like this book but i remember the starting of this book when Lilac friends didn’t support her with Tarver.

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4. Bad Blood by Taylor Swift (a character that nobody likes)

‘Cause, baby, now we got bad blood
You know it used to be mad love
So take a look what you’ve done
‘Cause, baby, now we got bad blood
Hey
Now we got problems
And I don’t think we can solve them
You made a really deep cut
And, baby, now we got bad blood
Hey

If you guys read the divergent series, you know i hate Caleb. Like go to hell! He did some really really bad stuff. Divergent series is a dystopian world where people are group in factions and they have to live there for the rest of their lives. But there are some people out there -Tris – who doesn’t belong in any faction. They are known as Divergent.

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5. Heartbreak Girl by 5sos (Heartbreaker)

You call me up,
It’s like a broken record
Saying that your heart hurts
That you never get over him getting over you.
And you end up crying
And I end up lying,
‘Cause I’m just a sucker for anything that you do.

Okay i admit i added this song because 5sos sang it. And because i couldn’t think of any other song. The word heartbreak remind me of heartbreaker and i have a book called The Heartbreakers. HAHAH i hope thats easy to follow. The Heartbreaker is a wattpad book that got published and i LOVE wattpad. I read this book and actually cried.

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My answers may be a little weird but who cares 🙂 I really enjoyed this tag and once again, Thank you paige for tagging me! 🙂

I tag:

Shannon from https://shannonmccrackenx.wordpress.com

Kath from http://kath-reads.com

Ally from https://multifandomedbookblogger.wordpress.com

Michelle from http://halfbloodfangirl.com

Anthony from https://averyawkwardblog.wordpress.com

Until next time,

cuddlewithbooks; cleo