Review : Starflight by Melissa Landers

“Life in the outer realm is a lawless, dirty, hard existence, and Solara Brooks is hungry for it. Just out of the orphanage, she needs a fresh start in a place where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. She’s so desperate to reach the realm that she’s willing to indenture herself to Doran Spaulding, the rich and popular quarterback who made her life miserable all through high school, in exchange for passage aboard the spaceliner Zenith.
When a twist of fate lands them instead on the Banshee, a vessel of dubious repute, Doran learns he’s been framed on Earth for conspiracy. As he pursues a set of mysterious coordinates rumored to hold the key to clearing his name, he and Solara must get past their enmity to work together and evade those out for their arrest. Life on the Banshee may be tumultuous, but as Solara and Doran are forced to question everything they once believed about their world—and each other—the ship becomes home, and the eccentric crew family. But what Solara and Doran discover on the mysterious Planet X has the power to not only alter their lives, but the existence of everyone in the universe… ”

  
this book comes out February 2th

Oh, Melissa Landers. Your books are always so freaking fun! She just knows how to write refreashing and entertaining sci-fi. Starflight was incredible. it was a wonderful ride and i’m kind of sad that it’s over. The storyline was great, full of interesting adventure, good action scenes and mystery. it was hard to put it down. I also really enjoy the romance. It was not a quick love, it had time to grow. And i love seeing it become more and more important. Doran and Solara’s relationship was great. They are extremely entertaining to watch. Plus, those characters were amazing. I love them all. Solara is exactly what i like in a main character : Smart, strong, but also vulnerable. Doran. oh, my love. Doran made his way into my book boyfriend list. He is amazing. I like how Landers gives flaws to her characters, it makes them more human. I have to say that i also LOVE the side characters. The whole crew was fantastic and i can’t wait to learn more about them in the next book. I love Melissa Landers writing so much. I’m a fan and i will read everything she ever writes. 

Starflight : 4.5/5

25 bookish facts tag

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Good morning planet earth, i’m doing the 25 bookish tag today. I have seen this tag going around booktube in the last couple of weeks and I decided I wanted to give it a go.

  1. I have a thing for orange book covers. I don’t know why, they just grab my attention.
  2. Jem Carstairs from TID is my #1 book boyfriend. He is perfect, but I also think we could be good together.
  3. I usually like book to movies adaptation, but I always find the book to be better.
  4. Well, expect for The Maze Runner. I found the movie much, much better than the book.
  5. Horror is my favorite genre, but it’s really hard to find a good horror YA Book.
  6. But, i’m open to all the genres.
  7. Bookstagram feels like home, my life changed so much since I joined two years ago.
  8. I spend so much time taking picture of my books.
  9. My favorite thing in a book is a good bromance. An epic friendship between two male characters will make my heart happy.
  10. I judge books by their cover, I know it a bad habit, but I think it’s the bookstagramer in me, I like pretty books.
  11. I always have a book with me, always. You just never know when you’ll be able to catch a couple of minutes of peace with your book.
  12. Books have saved my life so many times. I never told anybody, but without the escape that books bring me, I would probably be insane. Reality is a scary place without a little bit of fiction.
  13. My first bookish love was Harry Potter, but later on, I also became a Twilight fan. I was absolutely addicted. I tried rereading them two years ago, I couldn’t get into it and it made me sad. I also HATE the movies.
  14.  When someone asked me for book recommendations, I start with 2 questions : What genre are you in a mood for? and What are some of your favorite books?. I find it easier to figure out what book will be good for them if I know a little bit about them.
  15. And, i’m really good at book recommendation.
  16. Edgar Allan Poe is my favorite writer of all time. He is the reason why I started to write short horror stories.
  17. I love organizing my bookshelves. It makes me happy.
  18. Bubble bath, candles, coffee and a good book are the perfect mix.
  19. I have 1 bookish tattoo, it’s the deadly hallows symbol from Harry Potter.
  20. I’m a proud Ravenclaw.
  21. I’m sick of dystopian novels
  22. I used Goodreads daily, it’s my favorite site/app. It’s so useful for list of books I have read or want to read.
  23. I almost never give up on book, even if I don’t like it, because I feel that if I want to write a review, I must read the entire thing….but sometimes, I just can’t do it. Life is too short for bad books.
  24. My bookish goal is to find the most creepy book out there. The one that will keep me up all night and give me nightmares.
  25. My most reread books, other than the Harry Potter series, are City of bones and Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe.

25 bookish facts, ouff. That was actually pretty easy to come up with! hope you enjoyed this little tag.

Review : Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (HP6) by J. K. Rowling

“It is the middle of the summer, but there is an unseasonal mist pressing against the windowpanes. Harry Potter is waiting nervously in his bedroom at the Dursleys’ house in Privet Drive for a visit from Professor Dumbledore himself. One of the last times he saw the Headmaster was in a fierce one-to-one duel with Lord Voldemort, and Harry can’t quite believe that Professor Dumbledore will actually appear at the Dursleys’ of all places. Why is the Professor coming to visit him now? What is it that cannot wait until Harry returns to Hogwarts in a few weeks’ time? Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts has already got off to an unusual start, as the worlds of Muggle and magic start to intertwine…”

  
I think this book may be one of the most entertaining one in the series. It is such a good one. First, i have to say that i LOVE learning about Voldemort’s past. It adds so much to his character and it is always fun to see where the bad guy comes from. An other thing i really like is the romance drama. It was so fun! Ron and Hermione are the best, all i wanted was to asked them to stop being stupid and be a couple already. but i love seeing how their relationship is changing. Harry and Ginny are perfect. I also feel like the character all gain some kind of maturity in this one. The ending is heartbreaking. It hurts so much when one of those characters dies…even if i knew it was going to happen, my heart still felt like it got punch. 

As always, fantastic book, fantastic writing, fantastic series. 

Harry Potter and the half-blood prince : 4/5

Q&a #2

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Hello blogging friends, tonight, i’m doing a quick little Q&A with some question I’ve been asked over on my instagram. ^_^

 

What book/series got you into reading?
Well, this is an easy question : HARRY POTTER! I remember a young little Sarah who hated to read. My mom got me the first book and, to be honest, I didn’t want to read it because reading was boring (omg, I was awful!), but one day, I was waiting for my dad and I grabbed the book. I couldn’t put it down. I have been a reader since.

 

Favorite book of 2015?
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. It was the best book I have read last year and i’m already excited to reread it. here’s the full blog post about my favorite books of 2015 : X

 

Horror and dystopian books recommendation?
For the horror recommendation, i’ll go with 172 hours on the moon, A madman’s daughter, Alice, The Mist.
For the the dystopian book recommendation, I would go with Not A drop to Drink. It was such an original story in a sea of many, many, MANY dystopian books.

 

If you could have a fictional character as a best friends who would it be?
oh, I love that question! I’m going to go with Cath from Fangirl, Simon from Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Ron from Harry Potter or Thomas from Anna Dressed in Blood. So many awesome people. I really wish they were real……. 😦

 

Was it hard to get your blog/instagram to here it is now? To get all the followers/traffic you have now?
Hard? No. I think it was more of a fun ride. it’s amazing to see how things have changed in the last couple of years. The book blogger community is incredible and I am so glad to be part of it.

 

Favorite Romance?
Anything by Colleen Hoover! Sooooo many feels. Hoover is capable of creating the best romance stories ever. it’s a must read. I recommend Maybe Someday.

 

 

So this is it, I just wanted a fast little blog post for you all tonight. Also, thank you so much for the 214 followers on the blog and 3452 followers on Instagram. ♥

 

 

 

 

Review : The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

“One Life to One Dawn.

In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all.
Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she’d imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It’s an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid’s life as retribution for the many lives he’s stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?”
  
This book has been on my TBR for a while now, i’m glad i decided to read it. It did take me a little while to really get into it, but once i was in, i couldn’t put it down. The world setting is incredible, beautiful, refreashing and so intriguing. I absolutely love Ahdieh’s writing. She is capable of stunning descriptions. The storyline was okay, it mostly focus on the romance. The plot was intriguing from the start. The prologue got my attention and i just couldn’t wait to read more. I also like the moral dilemmas, each character has some, making the whole story much more interesting. I like the magic aspect that was hint all over the story, i’m excited to see more of that in the next book. My only problem with this book may be the male characters. I LOVED the girls. Sharhrzad, she is strong and she stands up for what she believes in. The boys, on the other side, were very boring to me. They didn’t have any personalities, giving me a hard time connecting with them and the romance. i wish we got more Shazi/Khalid interactions. 

the Wrath and the Dawn : 4/5

Currently Watching : The Shadowhunters – S1E2

Hello Shadowhunters friends, it’s this time of the week when I sit in front of my TV with my laptop and watch the latest episode of The Shadowhunters. I am very excited about this one because I saw many people saying that it was much better than the first one. I’m expecting more cheesy lines with some entertaining scenes. I was looking forward to this episode all week to be honest, so I guess the first one wasn’t so bad.

Read my episode 1 blog post :  X

3…2…1…PLAY!

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