Monthly Wrap-Up – February 2016

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HEY EVERYONE!

It’s that time of the month again! It’s been one of the most hectic months so far. Especially, with all the read-alongs that Trang has been doing and all the bookish posts we tried to scrape off our desks. It was also our month of midterm exams, so time was quite sparse. But hey! There’s always time for books. We breath, eat and drink books on a daily basis! Bookworms reunite! #READING4LIFE #WEGOTTHIS

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BOOK REVIEWS

– 04/02/16 – The Fifth Wave Read-Along Post

– 06/02/16 – Cinder by Marissa Meyer

– 09/02/16 – The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine

– 10/02/16 – All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

– 13/02/16 – Strife of The Mighty by Julius Bailey

– 15/02/16 – Erasing Ramona by Peggy Rothschild

– 16/02/16 – The Young Elites Read-Along Post (Reblog)

– 17/02/16 – The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

– 21/02/16 – Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas + Read-Along Post

– 24/02/16 – Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

– 28/02/16 – A Study In Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

COMIC REVIEWS

– 03/02/16 – Batman Arkham Asylum – A Serious House On Serious Earth by Grant Morrison

– 19/02/16 – Spawn/Batman by Frank Miller

– 27/02/16 – Comic Book Guide

– 27/02/16 – Batman 101 Comic Book Guide

BOOKISH POSTS

– 01/02/16 – Monthly Kick in the Butt

– 07/02/16 – Read This? Watch that! Book Tag

– 12/02/16 – Friday Finds

– 14/02/16 – The Love Tag

– 19/02/16 – The Infinity Dreams Award #2

– 22/02/16 – Versatile Blogger Award

– 22/02/16 – March Read-Along Invitation + Currently Reading

– 25/02/16 – Society6 Bookidote Shop

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A book in a foreign country : Homegoing by Yaa Gyask, a novel about two half sisters living in a village in an 18th century Ghana . A short story collection: The Unfinished World , it is described as ”weird, strange, wildly inventive, these stories cover many different time frames, different places.”So.. of course it’s in my top discoveries LOL  A  fantasy-dystopian book : Dream Strider  ”A high-concept, fantastical espionage novel set in a world where dreams are the ultimate form of political intelligence.’‘ SOLD. A circus book a.k.a because you can’t get enough of the Night Circus : Menagerie . LAST BUT NOT LEAST Ink and Bone : A book that gives a second chance to the most upsetting events of all time: The  Great Library of Alexandria.

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The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) The Night Manager Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell The Library at Mount Char The Fireman

I’ve discovered a bunch of novels this month. Ain’t that a shocker. My favorite discovery is The Lies of Locke Lamora. I instantly went to buy it the moment I had the opportunity. The blurb was just too tempting and I was in a “Six of Crows” mood. Having a more adult audience-targeted novel that had a similar caper story was just impossible to resist. The Night Manager by John Le Carré is due to the fact that I saw the trailer for the TV show based on the book. I’ve already got a bunch of le Carré’s books waiting for me, but this one just climbed up the stack. I need to read it soon. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is a novel I’ve been seeing around my local secondhand bookstores a little too often. I finally, randomly by the way, found the blurb and I’m quite intrigued by the fantasy in this story. The Library at Mount Char speaks for itself. If you check out the Goodreads blurb, you’ll see that the first sentence mentions big name authors that are seldom disappointing. The last one is a new upcoming novel from Joe Hill (also the author of the famous comic series Locke & Key. I just thought that I should try out his novels some day, and what better way to do so but by checking out his newest novel and most intriguing one for me?! 😀

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 Deadpool (This is a must-watch for absolutely any superhero fan. It’s hilarious and exactly what you’d expect from Deadpool. If I were to be picky, I’d say the storyline is the only con, and it’s not really a big deal for a first in a series to come!)

Now You See Me (I watched this with Trang since I never got myself to check out the hype behind it. I wasn’t too impressed. I just thought it didn’t feel magical.)

The Man Who Knew Infinity (Dev Patel is back for something a lot more serious than Avatar : The Last Airbender! The movie looks really, really promising.)

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (What better source of motivation to read the books than an intriguing TV series based on it! This looks so cool!)

11.22.63 (Based on Stephen King’s novel and starring James Franco, this TV show looks really well executed. I was planning on reading the book first, but man.. the series is getting some real good reviews. I think I might have to bend my rules a little for this one.)

Kindergarten Cop 2 (This is a joke. I don’t know if y’all ever watched the first one, but Arnold’s horrible acting was the only reason why it was a tolerable, yet hilarious movie. But this.. This is just plain horrible. No wonder it went directly on DVD! HAHAH)

The Act of Killing (When I saw the trailer, I was really mind-blown. This is something you should just watch for yourself. I really need to find some time for this documentary. Insane stuff.)

The Night Manager (Dr. Gregory House meets Loki!!! :D)

Experimenter : Stanley Milgram experiment adapted as a movie. YES. YES.

In bold are movies we’ve watched, while the rest are shows or movies we’ve discovered! 😀

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The Prestige is one of the movies that my boyfriend showed me right after we watched Now You See Me LOL He wasn’t impressed with the movie and he said that I’d love this one instead. Magicians with a dark twist.

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THIS. IS. MY. FAVORITE. DISCOVERY THIS MONTH. The moment they released the trailer, I was all over it. Not only does it star two amazing, AMAZING actors (Hugh Dancy from Hannibal and Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad), it also has the most fascinating storyline ever. Touching upon cults while having a mysterious, abstract and artsy side to the show. I’m putting my money on the success of this hulu original. I really hope it delivers. It looks really, really promising. #BELIEVE

Thank you all for checking out our monthly wrap-up and don’t forget to check out any posts that might interest you and that you might have missed out on!

So what’s going on on all of your minds? What have discovered this month? What are your thoughts on the books/TV shows/movies we’ve mentioned? Are you excited for February?Cause we sure as hell are ! 😀

Yours truly,

LASHAAN & TRANG<3

3 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up – February 2016

  1. ravenblake99 says:

    Great Wrap up! It looks like you guys had great reading month! I already have a copy of These vicious masks but I didn’t get around to read it yet because of my huge tbr. Dreamstrider is in my tbr for quiet a long time and I hope i’ll get to it soon.
    Have a great March! 😀

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