What I Read Recently

Hi everyone ! Trang’s back after millions of years, yes yes. I didn’t want to write and publish a post when I didn’t feel like it. It doesn’t seem genuine from me. But now I’m back 😀  Since I haven’t got the time to write my reviews, I thought I can share with you what I’ve read recently and we can maybe discuss the books together!

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
36307634Yes, I can confirm that she’s done it again. She has rapidly becomes my auto-buy author in the YA world. Probably the only one to be honest HAHA. If you love The Grisha Trilogy and especially Prince Nikolai, you’ll be in a for a real treat.

“No one wants to look to closely at another person’s pain.” 


I36476450 guess this is the part where right after I hyped up a book, I would bash another one LOL The Dysasters felt like a Middle Grade read more than a Young Adult. The story is very predictable and the characters are just so unrealistically teenagers with a bunch of stereotypes throwing here and there. I loved the fact that we get to see some illustrations but at certain point, it becomes almost like a children book.


In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire 

38244358ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE! I will write a whole review about this book but for people who has not read the rest of the Wayward Children series yet, I can assure you that it’s totally safe to start with this. As the story is totally different and somewhat completes the first book, a prequel if I may say.


Queenie by Candice Carty 

36586697It had a great start, loved the theme but what was lacking was the central theme which was racial tensions. The author didn’t explore too much of it and I felt rushed and not developed. The race theme seems very superficial because it is trendy and the author wanted included in the conversation. It’s not all bad, I loved Queenie, the main character, I just don’t think it has explored the central theme deep enough.


Superman : Dawnbreaker by Matt de La Pena

I29749094‘m going to save you guys sometime by saying that:  you don’t need this book in your life. As part of the DC comics series, I find the overall series was quite underwhelming. The only book I actually enjoyed was by Leigh Bardugo about Wonder Woman, and it went downhill from Batman to Catwoman and now this.

Have you read any of these books? What did you read recently ? 😀



  • Hi Trang! It’s so good to see you posting again, I hope you’ve been well, missing you tons! ❤
    I haven't read any of these books, but you make me want to give the Wayward Children series another try haha 🙂

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  • In a strange coincidence I just got back myself (well…I’m not fully back…..but I will be here a little more again). So…great to see a post from you 😊 I hope you are doing well. I haven’t read any of these, but kind of disappointed by the DC books. I was hoping that series was good, as I love superheroes, and there aren’t many “normal” books on those so to speak. Oh well…can’t win them all. As I said…great to see you posting again! 😊

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    • Strange coincidence indeed!! 😀 but a nice surprise nonetheless to see that were back at the same time LOL I’m really not surpised about the DC books to be honest so I guess that’s a good closure for me. Will look out to see more of you on WordPress! I guess life has been busy eh 😉

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      • Well…unfortunately not only busy, but am having some very annoying healthproblems. Unfortunately nothing is solved yet, as I am still undergoing tests to find out the cause. But I missed being here, so am going to try to be here at least more than I was 😊
        Great to see you back too! 😀😀


  • Welcome back Trang! ❤️ You managed to get through some amazing books while you were away; I’ve read both King of Scars and In An Absent Dream and really loved them both (In An Absent Dream was my favourite of the two, I rated it five stars!)
    Great post. 🙂 ❤️

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    • Ohh noo ! Books are so subjective it’s hard to know who gonna like it XD So sorry you didn’t ! Wayward Children have a very peculiar vibes, I hope you do enjoy it 🙂 It might seem childish at times because it’s middle grade but in the end its very enjoyable


  • King Of Scars was a great read and really loved the shocking ending! I enjoyed the first three books in the DC icons series but I don’t want to pick up the fourth installment because I’ve been hearing a lot of mixed reviews about it. I love SUPERMAN but I don’t want to be left disappointed.

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    • RAVEN ! King of Scars was so good!! DO YOU THINK THERE WILL BE A SERIES?? And yeah, really not worth it tbh .. I am already not a big fan of Superman so reading that book was just painful LOL


    • I KNOW!! ZOya is so precious! Who are you favourite characters in the book? And yes I’d buy anything written by Leigh Bardugo tbh even on a toilet paper LOL

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      • I think probably Zoya! I have always been a huge Nikolai fangirl and was really excited to read the book because of him, but Zoya totally stole the show. I am such a sucker for what you might call emotionally unavailable characters like her.


  • YES, so happy to see Bardugo has delivered yet again!
    Not surprised about the DC YA series though… It was way too ambitious and meant to milk some more money off of the millennial crowd. Plus, it wasn’t meant for people with prior DC knowledge, I think. Any fan who read those will probably finish with their eyes bleeding LOL I don’t know, it just never felt like a solid effort – just something aimed at profit.
    Hope to see you around more, Trang! ❤

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    • “Any fan who read those will probably finish with their eyes bleeding” – LOl Sophie MY EYES WERE BLEEIND FOR REAL T_T Yeah unfortunately it didn’t work out like you said for people who know about DC comics universe before this series. Profits they have been made for sure. I wonder if younger generations liked this series though ahah they might be more appealing to them. Thank you so much girl! ❤ trying to get back as much as I can

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    • Omg right?! Something in the writing style did not work for me.. I think it may be too childish and stereotypical


  • I’m happy to see you again here! 😊 I didn’t read any of the books you mentionned, but I recently started to read an Italian crime novel series! 😄 Hope to see you soon!


  • ooh so glad king of scars is a real treat. Good to know Dysasters is more of a children’s book and that we don’t need superman in our lives- gotta admit I suspected it about that series 😉


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