Monthly Wrap-Up | June 2016

Hello wonderful people!

It’s the end of June and the beginning of July! The core of summer is near and it’s that time of the month where we revisit all the posts we’ve published, all the wonderful books we’ve discovered and all the great cinema we might have crossed paths with!

Let’s get right to it then! 😀

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BOOK REVIEWS

– 05/06/16 – Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

– 14/06/16 – Relativity by Antonia Hayes Continue reading

Q&A With Lisa Jewell

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Hello everyone!

     Lately we’ve been participating in the Summer Fiction Blog Tour hosted by Simon & Schuster Canada. Last week’s novel of the week was The Girls In The Garden and Trang has made a review for it a couple days ago. If you haven’t checked it out yet, click here and then come back. 😀 What you’re about to read is a sweet and short interview with the author herself, exclusively for Simon & Schuster. If the novel piqued your interest, don’t forget to get your hands on a brand new copy! Now, on to the show! 😛 Continue reading

Girls In The Garden by Lisa Jewell

MY RATING: ★★★★

   The book is about this little neighborhood who has developed a special community sense until a new family came and changed everything. Clare, a single mother with two girls, Pip and Grace, are obliged to adapt to this new environment after their father had a schizophrenia period attack. Grace, the older sister, still remembers everything but Pip seems to miss her dad more than ever and writes to him everyday.

    Clare’s family will meet Adele’s family, a mother of 3 girls with a, maybe too handsome, husband, Leo. And each family has their own dark secrets. The story blends suspense, thriller and drama perfectly. Continue reading

The Muiread by Luke Taylor

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“Let me walk to that day without fear, fair Ivy. Let me walk where the dawn and dusk collide, and there, standing tall against Eternity’s foe, fight the fight of my life.”

— Luke Taylor, The Muiread

     Have you ever read a novel that said more about the author than his biography could? It’s quite the insight, I tell you. I’ve known Luke Taylor since the first day he contacted Bookidote for a review of his novel The Quiet Kill. Since then, he has built a bond with us like no other author has attempted to do so. Through Goodreads, I’ve seen his passion for novels unfold and I’ve learned about classics that I should quick get my hands on thanks to his vast and profound knowledge of the existing literature. It is only much later that I’ve gotten the chance to read The Muiread and see for myself what style he fancies as an author. I jumped into this book with my eyes closed and had close to no expectations on what was about to unravel. It is now with absolute certainty that I can see that Luke Taylor is a man with a deep-seated love for literature. This novel screams that its creator can take upon himself countless styles and reinvigorate even the most lost arts that literature has ever known. Continue reading

A Court Of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J.Mass

 

My Rating: ★

Goodreads: When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

I had such high expectations for this novel ! I think I’m going to just stop having them when reading a Sarah J,Mass novel hahah the same thing happened when I was reading Throne Of Glass.  As you can see, I gave it two stars and here’s why..2016-06-06 01.41.34 1.jpg

1.The main Character : Feyre

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Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Le Petit Prince

    Do you know what makes a classic, a classic? Let me tell you. It’s in their ability to withstand the test of time. It’s in their power to convey life lessons through a couple of words. It’s in their nature to always surprise a reader who wishes to reread it. Le Petit Prince, with only 97 pages, is a book that defines classics. I was too young the first time I’ve heard about the Little Prince’s story. I had little recollection of his adventures and the words of wisdom he had told us. Reading this novel with the mindset of an adult in his early 20s definitely gives Le Petit Prince the opportunity to blow my mind. But how does he do it? Simple. He comes from a small little planet far, far away and lands on Earth with all his innocence and purity. He encounters a stranded pilot in the middle of the dessert and from that point on, the most amazing anecdotes are exchanged. Continue reading

Relativity by Antonia Hayes- Summer Fiction Blog Tour

MY RATING : ★★★★

“Panic exists on a frequency entirely of its own.
Air into air, particle by particle, panic vibrates through the elastic atmosphere faster than the speed of sound.”

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Etumblr_lxjx79u8if1qfa0f0o1_500than, a twelve year old boy who is fascinated by physics and all sort of science in general. He has an amazing memory, learns fast and efficiently. Raised by a single mother, Ethan will have to adapt to his new lifestyle struggling with his abilities and his lack of social skills. THAT’S IT. You don’t need to know more about the story.

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Sex Criminals Vol.1

MY RATING : ★★

Suzie, in the need of satisfying her sexual desires, starts to touch herself.. and suddenly time freezes. Not metaphorically speaking. LITERALLY. TIME STOPS.  That’s Suzie’s super power, people! You know what? It doesn’t stop there, she meets Jon and he possesses the same ability as her. Every time they have sex, they can stop time and do whatever they want. That’s when they decide to rob a bank.

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The premise sounded good and I read so many good reviews about this new series. They also cover a theme that I am highly interested in. Sex. I had a lot of expectations. But after reading this volume, I lost faith in the series. Continue reading

We Are Robin (Volume 1) – The Vigilante Business by Lee Bermejo

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“Someone told me that the problem with youth is the inability to accept your own mortality. I wouldn’t consider this one of my problems.”

— Lee Bermejo, We Are Robin (Volume 1) – The Vigilante Business

     Lee Bermejo? You might be wondering who on earth that is, right? He’s the man who wrote, illustrated and inked the famous Batman: Noël. He’s the one who did the artwork for the notable piece, Joker by Brian Azzarello. He’s also the guy behind the art of Before Watchmen: Rorschach. When I first saw posters for this new series, I actually had no clue what it was about or who was writing it. I grabbed the 1st issue out of pure instinct and thought I might as well try it because the cover was pretty darn sexy. And now, after going through the first 6 issues (which constitutes the first volume, The Vigilante Business), I can tell you that I don’t regret the calling. The ideas behind it, the diverse styles of art, and the unique direction it was taking sold me. Continue reading

Thoughts while reading Me Before You

MY RATING : ★★★★

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that.

What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time.

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After reading the blurb, people usually think that this book is a typical teen novel romance cliché blabla.giphy

Let me stop you right here. It is not typical, the romance doesn’t start with love at first sight. It starts with two people who have completely two different lifestyle, who in fact, hate each other but one sees life in all his glory while the other, he may have everything he wanted, is paralyzed and sees life as the darkest corner. And it certainly not ”teen”. Lou and Will are two adults in their 30’s who experience some real issues from a perspective of modern adults in our society. The romance in this book is deep and complex.  Continue reading

JUNE TBR + Relationship Update

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 HELLO FRIENDS!

    It’s time for some Bookidote forecast! Is it just me or are the sequels of highly popular books coming out REAL soooon?! Gosh, can we just get our hands on those books already or what? 😀 In this edition of our Monthly Kick in the Butt, you’ll see what we’re currently reading, what we plan on reading, our monthly quote + our thoughts and a segment on what’s going on in life!

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Monthly Wrap-Up | May 2016

HEY GUYS!

     A lot has happened during the month of May, and among those things was the beginning of Summer (well.. the end of a semester). A trip to Santa Monica and Los Angeles, especially for YALLWEST marked the beginning of this freedom, and boy, was that an amazing trip to California! 😀 A lot of other things have happened during the month, such as catching up with friends and spending time with family, but this will probably be a topic for another day. Today, we’ve got our monthly wrap-up to share with you all. We hope that you all had an amazing month and had the chance to keep on smiling. Let’s get on with this post! 😉 Continue reading