Monthly Wrap-Up | July 2017

Hello lovely people! 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 have crossed paths with! Don’t be shy to share what you think about anything! 😀

The Lost Ones by Sheena Kamal

“His desperation is so fresh and raw I can almost taste it.” — Sheena Kamal, The Lost Ones     The lies we tell each other will always be followed by the truth. If there’s one thing that seems to be inevitable, it’s the past that forged us into the person we are today. Sheena Kamal’s…

Lost Boy by Christina Henry – The True Story of Captain Hook

MY RATING: ★★★★★/5  Lost Boy was my first novel from Christina Henry  and to be honest, I was not disappointed. I think Peter Pan has been one of my favourite classic tales. When I read it for the first time last year, I felt like a kid still enjoying the magical world of fairy dust,…

Strange Practice (Dr Greta Helsing #1) by Vivian Shaw

My rating: ★★★.5 /5  If you ever think that YA tackles one of the most stereotypical vision about vampires, you are going in for a complete opposite direction in this Van Helsing retelling. All the facts about vampires we know are demystified. We are introduced to the main character, Greta Helsing, who’s human but is…

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

“I need you.” — Ruth Ware, The Lying Game     After In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10, Ruth Ware brings us a character-oriented thriller with The Lying Game. Unlike her previous stand-alone stories, this one focuses a lot more of the bond that lies tie together between friends and family….

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

You know when you really like a book and you want to discuss with everyone but at the same time, you don’t want to spoil too much? YEAH. This is the one. I will try and make it a very not spoiler-y review but omg please read it people (just so I can talk about…

Bookidote Top Books

You know time flies when a whole year of blogging just goes by without you ever noticing it. That’s right. Today marks Bookidote’s second anniversary. Who would have thought? We sure as hell did! Blogging has become such a huge extension of our lives, it is impossible to think what it would be like giving…

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old by Hendrik Groen

“Another year, and I still don’t like old people. Their walker shuffle, their unreasonable impatience, their endless complaints, their tea and cookies, their bellyaching. Me? I am eighty-three years old.” — Hendrik Groen, The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old     There’s nothing like jolting down your daily activities and thoughts on…

Vault of Dreams by Luke Taylor

MY RATING: ★★★★/ 5   Emerald hills and ice blue lochs, bordered by Nørds raiders and the haughty monarchs of South Angle, each dynasty eager to seize lands weakened by a civil war in which a usurper has risen to seize the cloven throne. Meet Six Of Crows and Lord of The Rings, my friends…

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

“If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are.” — Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale     By now, it’s pretty hard to go around talking about historical fiction without mentioning The Nightingale…

What to do in Vietnam

I’ve spent the most wonderful month of June by traveling around Vietnam and I thought you guys would want a post on what I did and maybe get inspirations for your next trip too 😉 First up, I landed in Ho Chi Minh City but two days later I was already leaving for Singapore.  When I…

Cinedote Review – Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

  Summary: Several months after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, the Vulture, emerges. Director:…

Defy The Stars by Claudia Gray

MY RATING: ★★★★★/ 5  This was a very refreshing read for me! I got into a pretty bad reading slump while traveling and I couldn’t enjoy my books as much. But now that I’m back to Montreal and I finally finished this novel, I wonder if I’d appreciate this book more while traveling :O It…

July TBR 2017 // Personal Lives

HELLO FRIENDS! Time to see what July’s bookish weather is going to be like! 😀 In this edition of our Monthly Kick in the Butt, we’ll go over what we’re currently reading, what we plan on reading, our monthly quotes + our thoughts and a segment on what’s going on our lives!

Monthly Wrap-Up | June 2017

Hello lovely people! 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 have crossed paths with! Don’t be shy to share what you think about anything! 😀