Monthly Wrap-Up | April 2017

Hello lovely people! If you haven’t heard, we’re currently hosting a giveaway for the book Thirteen Reasons Why! Check out Trang’s post to find out how to participate now! Click here! Click now! Today we’ll revisit all the posts we’ve published, all the wonderful books we’ve discovered and all the great cinematic art we might…

13 Reasons Why TV Show Review |Cinedote|[Giveaway]

I think everyone has heard about this TV Show for a while now, but for those of you who haven’t, here’s a brief summary: Clay Jensen discovers a box of 13 tapes recorded by Hannah Baker. She committed suicide before recording those and explained to him the 13 reasons why she ended her life.  And…

Batman: Detective Comics (Volume 2) The Victim Syndicate (Rebirth) by James Tynion IV

“You destroyed my life. You destroyed all of our lives. We are the victim syndicate. We’re here to return the favor.” — James Tynion IV, Batman: Detective Comics (Volume 2) The Victim Syndicate     James Tynion IV continues his unexpectedly entertaining run of Detective Comics with volume 2, The Victim Syndicate. Taking place directly after the unfortunate…

Unpopular Book Opinions – WTF Was That

I’ve seen a tag going on about this topic recently, so I was thinking about talking about the books that I found not so my liking as opposite to all the hypes. I’m usually what you call a nice reviewer, the books I read always end up having 4-5 stars. But not today. Maybe some…

Legion Season 1 Episode 1 First Impressions

Summary: A troubled young man battling mental illness wonders if the visions he experiences are real following a strange encounter with a fellow patient. Director: Noah Hawley (for this episode) Writers: Noah Hawley (creator and writer for this episode), Chris Claremont (based on the Marvel comics by) and Bill Sienkiewicz (based on the Marvel comics…

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti

MY RATING: ★★★★★/5 A father protects his daughter from the legacy of his past and the truth about her mother’s death in this thrilling new novel from the prize-winning author of The Good Thief. “Everything breaks if you hit it hard enough.” Isn’t it weird how you love a book too much but you just…

The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda

    After reading All the Missing Girls, it was only a question of time before I got my hands on Megan Miranda’s latest thriller. The Perfect Stranger is her second psychological suspense novel and had the unlucky fate to surpass its predecessor. While both stories are stand-alone novels, it is the originality and the masterful…

The Shadow Sister by Lucinda Riley

MY RATING: ★★★★/5 Hi guyss 😀 I’m back with a quick review ! (I’M ON FIREE) Goodreads Blurb: Star D’Aplièse is at a crossroads in her life after the sudden death of her beloved father—the elusive billionaire, affectionately called Pa Salt by his six daughters, all adopted from across the four corners of the world….

Top Spring Books 2017 | Science – Fiction

Hi guys ! 🙂 The survey from the last Top Spring Books came out and the winner category is… SCI-FI !! I know that Bookstoge is happy gahha. Here are the scifi books that I would want to read this spring 🙂 I noticed that a lot of them are sequels as well, so I’ll…

The Who Am I Tag

Hello lovely people! ❤ It feels like it has been ages since we’ve published a tag together, and we got the perfect one to share with everyone today! If you didn’t know already, Bookidote is a team of two bloggers. One chick and one GUY; do not let the rarity fool you! We have been sharing…

Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

    While I haven’t been on a lot of roller coasters in my life, I can assure you that this was one ride that never wanted to slow down! Daniel Cole’s debut thriller is the story of Detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes and it is action-packed from cover to cover. Reinstated to his post after a…

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

MY RATING: ★★★★★ /5 Pulitzer winner,  Viet Thanh Nguyen came back with yet another amazing novel, a short stories collection depicting the lives of the Vietnamese refugees. For those of you who didn’t know already, I’m Vietnamese. Born and raised in Ho Chi Minh City #REPRESENT. Reading this collection has made me extremely nostalgic about my…

Top Spring Books 2017 | Fantasy

Spring is finally here people ! 🙂 Although it’s just been raining lately, I thought I’ll bright up your days with some of my top picks coming out this spring .. A.K.A.. MY TO BE READ LIST / WISHLIST 😀

Batman: Night of the Monster Men (Rebirth) by Steve Orlando

“People need to see we’re all in this together. No matter what uniform we wear.” — Steve Orlando, Batman: Night of the Monster Men Previously on DC Universe Rebirth’s Batman: Batman (Volume 1) I Am Gotham by Tom King     You know what I despise the most about these crossover events nowadays? It’s this tingling feeling…

Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer (ARC)

MY RATING: ★★★ /5 Blurb from Goodreads: Half sisters Isabelle and Aurora are polar opposites: Isabelle is the king’s headstrong illegitimate daughter, whose sight was tithed by faeries; Aurora, beautiful and sheltered, was tithed her sense of touch and her voice on the same day. Despite their differences, the sisters have always been extremely close. And then…

March Movies Review // Cinedote

Damn what an original title 😀 March feels like the devil’s gift with all the movies coming out in theatres. I can imagine a group of managers and producers just gathering around and decide that the month where all the students need to concentrate and ace their finals will the perfect month for releasing all the…

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

“It is important, when killing a nun, to ensure that you bring an army of sufficient size.” — Mark Lawrence, Red Sister     Dear Mr. Lawrence—can I call you Mark? I’ve heard a lot about you and the books you’ve written. The Broken Empire trilogy as well as the Red Queen’s War trilogy have known nothing…

The Lucky Ones by Julianne Pachino

MY RATING: ★★★/5 A prismatic tale of a group of characters who emerge and recede throughout the novel and touch one another’s lives in ways even they cannot comprehend, The Lucky Ones captures the intensity of life in Colombia as paramilitaries, guerrillas, and drug traffickers tear the country apart. Combining vivid descriptions of life under…

April TBR 2017 // Personal Lives

HELLO FRIENDS! Watch out! It’s Bookidote’s forecast time! 😀 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 quotes + our thoughts and a segment on what’s going on in life!