4 déc. 2016

November Wrap Up + December TBR

So I'm going to be honest, I finished only one book this November, The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sandeson which was absolutely fabulous. I couldn't imagine it end in any other way. It's a perfect conclusion to an amazing serie. I wish I had seen Ham more but everything else was on point. I know how Inquisitors are made guys. And I love how messed up it is.

Now let's move on to my December TBR ! 

1 déc. 2016

November Favorites | What I've Been Up To

 Hello everyone ! I know I haven't posted a lot of stuff this month and I decided to explain why before jumping to my favorites of the month.

13 nov. 2016

Review : The Hero Of Ages by Brandon Sanderson

The Hero of Ages : Brandon Sanderson
Publisher : Gollancz
Release Date : February 11th 2010
Genres : Fantasy
Pages : 724
Rating :

9 nov. 2016

Why I Don't Like Reading In French

Obviously, I'm talking about translated books. The title would have been too long if I had precised it ~

7 nov. 2016

My November TBR !

I don't usually do TBRs and Wrap Ups but I decided to start doing them because I love reading them and I thought it'd be a fun thing to do ~
I really hope I'll be able to read more but I'm not sure because all of the things going on for me right now. Anyway, let's get started !

4 nov. 2016

Review : The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson

The Well of Ascension - Brandon Sanderson
Publisher : Gollancz
Release Date : December 10th 2009 (first published August 21st 2007)
Genres : Fantasy
Pages : 763 
Rating :

2 nov. 2016

October Favorites | Winter Is Coming !

I feel like I haven't done one of those posts in ages but it's only been a month ! Today I'm bringing you my favorites of the month, TV Shows, songs, movies, you'll know everything !
So without further ado, let's get started ~

31 oct. 2016

Review : The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

The Final Empire - Brandon Sanderson
Publisher : Gollancz 
Release Date : October 1st 2009 (First published in June 25th 2006)
Genres : Fantasy
Pages : 647
Rating :

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear.

For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison. Kelsier "snapped" and found in himself the powers of a Mistborn. A brilliant thief and natural leader, he turned his talents to the ultimate caper, with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark.

Kelsier recruited the underworld's elite, the smartest and most trustworthy allomancers, each of whom shares one of his many powers, and all of whom relish a high-stakes challenge. Only then does he reveal his ultimate dream, not just the greatest heist in history, but the downfall of the divine despot.

But even with the best criminal crew ever assembled, Kel's plan looks more like the ultimate long shot, until luck brings a ragged girl named Vin into his life. Like him, she's a half-Skaa orphan, but she's lived a much harsher life. Vin has learned to expect betrayal from everyone she meets, and gotten it. She will have to learn to trust, if Kel is to help her master powers of which she never dreamed.

28 oct. 2016

Chicken Challenge Wrap Up !

The Chicken Challenge is over *sobs*. Thank you to everyone who took part in it, it was so much fun to check out all of your posts. You're awesome ! I'm going to miss this but everything has to end eventually.

This month, I've only finished two books. I didn't expect to be so busy. I completely forgot what it was like to have classes and study regularly. But two books isn't that bad... Right ? Quality is better than quantity after all ~

24 oct. 2016

Review : The Call by Peadar O Gullin

The Call - Peadar O'Guilin
Publisher : David Fickling Books
Release Date : August 30th 2016
Genres : YA, Horror
Pages : 312 
Rating :

Imagine a world where you might disappear any minute, only to find yourself alone in a grey sickly land, with more horrors in it than you would ever wish to know about. And then you hear a horn and you know that whoever lives in this hell has got your scent and the hunt has already begun.

Could you survive the Call?

21 oct. 2016

What Horror Movies Taught Me

For the "Get Creative" post, you can do anything. It's time for you to come up with an original idea ! I'm looking forward to reading all of your posts ~
I chose to tell you useful things horror movies taught me, let's get started !

18 oct. 2016

REVIEW : Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake


Anna Dressed in Blood - Kendare Blake
Publisher : Tor Teen
Release Date : October 17th 2011
Genres : YA, Horror
Pages : 320
Rating :

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

Yet she spares Cas's life.

17 oct. 2016

The Chicken Challenge Book Tag !

 I created this tag with Em from EmsBookCorner, we had such a fun time creating it. Thank you Em for your help !

16 oct. 2016

The Mad Reader is Reborn !

Welcome to the new version of The Mad Reader !

For certain reasons, I decided not to use Overblog anymore. It wasn't mobile friendly, I couldn't add drop down menus, there were a lot of things I couldn't personnalize. Changing platforms was a very big step for me but overall, I'm satisfied. 

Starting over was a lot of work. I'm not a patient person so I felt frustrated lots of times. I even thought about stopping everything and go back to Overblog but with the help of my friend Sam and my brother , who'll probably never read this post, I did it. 
So thank you both, I know sometimes I'm very dramatic and I tend to overeact but you're always here and this blog couldn't exist without you.
I still can't believe it. Sometimes I look at my blog and think "oh yeah it's mine." 

Maybe for some of you, it's nothing and I completely understand but for me it's huge ! 

Anyway, I transfered most of the posts on this blog (I still have like 20 ish to transfer) and there are small things I need to take care of but besides that, it's pretty much done.

For those who followed me on Bloglovin' be sure to follow the new account and for those who never followed me, you know what to do ! 

Do you like this new design ? Which blog do you like better ? 

Tell me in the comments !

8 oct. 2016

REVIEW : Gena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson

  ​Afficher l'image d'origineGena/Finn - Hannah Moskowitz & Kat Helgeson
  Publisher : Chronicle Book
  Release Date : May 17th 2016
  Genres : Young Adult, Contemporary
  Pages : 287
  Rating :

Gena and Finn have little in common. Book-smart Gena is preparing to leave her posh boarding school for college; down-to-earth Finn is a twenty-something struggling to make ends meet in the big city. Gena’s romantic life is a series of reluctant one-night-stands; Finn is making a go of it with long-term boyfriend Charlie. But they share a passion for Up Below, a buddy cop TV show with a cult fan following. Gena is a darling of the fangirl scene, keeping a popular blog and writing fan fiction. Finn’s online life is a secret, even from Charlie. The pair spark an unlikely online friendship that deepens quickly (so quickly it scares them both), and as their individual “real” lives begin to fall apart, they increasingly seek shelter online, and with each other.

7 oct. 2016

REVIEW : Emerald Bound by Teresa Richards

Emerald Bound - Teresa Richards
Publisher : Evernight Teen
Release Date : September 29th 2015
Genres : YA, Fantasy 
Pages : 312
Rating :

A princess, a pea, and a tower of mattresses. This is the sliver that survives of a story more nightmare than fairytale... Maggie Rhodes, high school junior and semi-reformed stalker, learns the tale's true roots after a spying attempt goes awry and her best friend Kate ends up as the victim of an ancient curse. 

At the center of the curse lies an enchanted emerald that has been residing quietly in a museum for the past fifty years. Admirers of the gem have no idea that it feeds on life. Or that it's found its next victim in Kate. 

Enter Lindy, a school acquaintance who knows more than she's letting on, and Garon, a handsome stranger claiming he knows how to help, and Maggie is left wondering who to trust and how to save her best friend before it's too late. If only Maggie knew her connection to the fairy tale was rooted far deeper than an endangered best friend.

30 sept. 2016

REVIEW : The Hidden People by Alison Littlewood


The Hidden People - Alison Littlewood
Publisher : Jo Fletcher Books
Release Date : October 6th 2016
Genres : Historical Fiction, Horror
Pages : 384
Rating : DNF

Pretty Lizzie Higgs is gone, burned to death on her own hearth - but was she really a changeling, as her husband insists? Albie Mirralls met his cousin only once, in 1851, within the grand glass arches of the Crystal Palace, but unable to countenance the rumours that surround her murder, he leaves his young wife in London and travels to Halfoak, a village steeped in superstition. 

Albie begins to look into Lizzie's death, but in this place where the old tales hold sway and the 'Hidden People' supposedly roam, answers are slippery and further tragedy is just a step away . . . 

26 sept. 2016

REVIEW : The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson


The Kiss of Deception - Mary E. Pearson
Publisher : Henry Holt
Release Date : July 8th 2014
Genres : YA, Fantasy
Pages : 492
Rating : DNF

A princess must find her place in a reborn world.

She flees on her wedding day.She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor's secret collection.
She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.he Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can't abide. Like having to marry someone she's never met to secure a political alliance.

Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love

23 sept. 2016

REVIEW : Cryptids by Lauren Evers

 Cryptids - Lauren Evers
 Publisher : Pronoun
 Release Date : September 4th 2016
 Genres : Young Adult, Contemporary
 Pages : 254
 Rating : ½

 Ell Weyanoke, the daughter of a multi-billionaire, does bad things for bad reasons; she doesn’t know why. No one does. Eventually, her schemes get her sent away to a prestigious academy where her father hopes for her to finally settle down.

It’s at this academy that Ell meets Percy, her seemingly perfect dream-boy. With Ell’s judgment clouded by Percy’s kindness, Ell forgets that dreams can be nightmares, too.

In this coming of age story, which analyzes complex social issues, Ell learns what it means to truly suffer. She learns what life is: making friends just to lose them.

19 sept. 2016

REVIEW : Confess by Colleen Hoover


Confess - Colleen Hoover
Publisher : Atria
Release Date : March 10th 2015
Genres : NA, Contemporary
Pages : 306
Rating :

Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…

16 sept. 2016

REVIEW : This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

This is Where it Ends - Marieke Nijkamp
Publisher : Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date : January 5th 2016
Genres : YA, Contemporary
Pages : 285
Rating : ★★☆☆

10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity High School finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

10:02 a.m. The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.

10:03 a.m. The auditorium doors won't open.

10:05 a.m. Someone starts shooting.

Told from four different perspectives over the span of fifty-four harrowing minutes, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival

12 sept. 2016

REVIEW : Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas

Empire of Storms - Sarah J Maas
Publisher : Bloomsbury
Release Date : September 6th 2016
Genres : YA, Fantasy
Pages : 704
Rating : ★★★★

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don't.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Aelin's journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?

9 sept. 2016

REVIEW : A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir


A Torch Against the Night - Sabaa Tahir
Publisher : Razorbill
Release Date : August 30th 2016
Genres : YA, Fantasy
Pages : 452
Rating : ★★

Elias and Laia are running for their lives. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.

Laia is determined to break into Kauf—the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison—to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars’ survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom.

But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene—Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike.

Bound to Marcus’s will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own—one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape…and kill them both.

5 sept. 2016

REVIEW : Nerve by Jeanne Ryan


Nerve - Jeanne Ryan
Publisher : Dial Books
Release Date : September 13th 2012
Genres : YA, Thriller
Pages : 304
Rating :

A high-stakes online game of dares turns deadly

When Vee is picked to be a player in NERVE, an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online, she discovers that the game knows her. 

They tempt her with prizes taken from her ThisIsMe page and team her up with the perfect boy, sizzling-hot Ian. 
At first it's exhilarating--Vee and Ian's fans cheer them on to riskier dares with higher stakes. But the game takes a twisted turn when they're directed to a secret location with five other players for the Grand Prize round. Suddenly they're playing all or nothing, with their lives on the line. Just how far will Vee go before she loses NERVE?

Debut author Jeanne Ryan delivers an un-putdownable suspense thriller.

2 sept. 2016

REVIEW : Faefever by Karie Marie Moning

Faefever - Karen Marie Moning
Publisher : Delacorte Press
Release Date : September 16th 2008
Genres : Urban Fantasy
Pages : 327 pages
Rating : ★☆☆☆

He calls me his Queen of the Night. I’d die for him. I’d kill for him, too. When MacKayla Lane receives a torn page from her dead sister’s journal, she is stunned by Alina’s desperate words. And now MacKayla knows that her sister’s killer is close. But evil is closer. And suddenly the sidhe-seer is on the hunt: For answers. For revenge. And for an ancient book of dark magic so evil, it corrupts anyone who touches it.

Mac’s quest for the Sinsar Dubh takes her into the mean, shape-shifting streets of Dublin, with a suspicious cop on her tail. Forced into a dangerous triangle of alliance with V’lane, an insatiable Fae prince of lethally erotic tastes, and Jericho Barrons, a man of primal desires and untold secrets, Mac is soon locked in a battle for her body, mind, and soul.

As All Hallows’ Eve approaches and the city descends into chaos, as a shocking truth about the Dark Book is uncovered, not even Mac can prevent a deadly race of immortals from shattering the walls between worlds—with devastating consequences.…

29 août 2016

REVIEW : Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Maybe Someday - Colleen Hoover
Publisher : Atria Books
Release Date : March 18th 2014
Genres : NA, Contemporary Romance
Pages : 385
Rating : ☆☆

Sydney is living in an idyllic bubble—she's a dedicated student with a steady job on the side. 
She lives with her best friend, has a great boyfriend, and the music coming from the balcony opposite hers is fast becoming the soundtrack to her life. 
 But when Sydney finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her, the bubble bursts. The mysterious and attractive man behind the music, Ridge, gives Sydney hope that she can move on and they begin to write songs together. But moving on is harder than she expects, Sydney can only hope…. Maybe someday…

26 août 2016

REVIEW : An Ember in The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir


An Ember in The Ashes - Sabaa Tahir
Publisher : Razorbill
Release Date : April 28th 2015
Genres : YA, Fantasy
Pages : 446
Rating : ★☆

Laia is a slave.

Elias is a soldier.

Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

22 août 2016

REVIEW : The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton


The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender - Leslye Walton
Publisher : Candlewick Press
Release Date : March 27th 2014
Genres : YA, Magical Realism
Pages : 320
Rating :★☆

Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga.

Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava—in all other ways a normal girl—is born with the wings of a bird.

In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and naïve to the twisted motives of others. Others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who mistakes Ava for an angel and whose obsession with her grows until the night of the Summer Solstice celebration.

That night, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava’s quest and her family’s saga build to a devastating crescendo.

19 août 2016

REVIEW : Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Finding Audrey - Sophie Kinsella
Publisher : Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date : June 9th 2015
Genres : YA, Contemporary
Pages : 286
Rating :

An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. 
She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him.  Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.

15 août 2016

REVIEW : Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

26114463Nevernight - Jay Kristoff
Publisher : Chronicle Book
Release Date : May 17th 2016 
Genres : Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages : 287
Rating :

In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.

Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.

Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?

12 août 2016

REVIEW : Since I've Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Since I've been Gone - Morgan Matson
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Release Date : May 6th 2014
Genres : YA, Contemporary
Pages : 449
Rating : ★★★★★

It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is a to-do list.

On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back?

Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.

Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?

Kiss a stranger? Um...

Emily now has this unexpected summer, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected), to check things off Sloane's list. Who knows what she’ll find?

Go skinny-dipping? Wait...what?

8 août 2016

REVIEW Unravel by Calia Read

Unravel - Calia Read
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release Date : February 15th 2014
Genres : YA, Psychological Thriller
Pages : 324
Rating :

Six months ago, I was happy. I was simply Naomi Carradine.

One month ago, I was admitted into a psych ward.

Yesterday, Lachlan visited me. Kissed me. And told me that I’m starting to lose my mind.

Hours later, Max haunted my thoughts, reminding me I’m not crazy and that he needs my help.

A few minutes ago, I drifted further from reality, trying to unravel the past.

And now...everyone thinks I’m insane. But, I know he's real, and I know he needs me.

Do you believe me?

5 août 2016

REVIEW : Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - J.K Rowling


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - J.K Rowling
Publisher : Little, Brown UK
Release Date : July 31st 2016
Genres : Fantasy
Pages : 327
Rating : ★★★☆☆

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

1 août 2016

REVIEW : Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen

Stolen Songbird - Danielle L. Jensen
Publisher : Strange Chemistry
Release Date : April 1st 2014
Genres : YA, Fantasy
Pages : 469
Rating : ★★☆☆☆

For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the mountain. When Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped and taken beneath the mountain, she realises that the trolls are relying on her to break the curse.

Cécile has only one thing on her mind: escape. But the trolls are clever, fast, and inhumanly strong. She will have to bide her time…

But the more time she spends with the trolls, the more she understands their plight. There is a rebellion brewing. And she just might be the one the trolls were looking for...

25 juil. 2016

REVIEW : I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

I'll Give You the Sun - Jandy Nelson
Publisher : Dial Books
Release Date : September 16th 2014
Genres : YA, Contemporary
Pages : 371
Rating : ★★★★★

Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. 

Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else—an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah's story to tell. The later years are Jude's. What the twins don't realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.

This radiant novel from the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.

21 juil. 2016

REVIEW : The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on The Train - Paula Hawkins
Publisher : Riverhead Books
Release Date : January 13th 2015
Genres : Psychological Thriller
Pages : 336
Rating : ★☆

The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

18 juil. 2016

REVIEW : Dragon Dreams by Dusty Lynn Holloway

Dragon Dreams - Dusty Lynn Holloway
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release Date : March 4th 2015
Genres : Fantasy
Pages : 420
Rating : DNF

A prophecy of murder.

An elf hunted by dragons.

One man who risks everything to save her.

Nachal is a human that should not be having prophetic Dragon Dreams. But he does. Every night he dreams of an elf running through flames, trying in vain to outrun the Rebel Dragon Obsidian. Every night he sees her fall. Sees her eyes close. Feels her heart as it slows, and then stops. Every night, through the connection of the dream, he dies with her. It's a spiral that he can't control, and it's slowly driving him insane.

Auri is an elf raised by a powerful human king not of her own blood. Left behind by the mother who perished far from the elven isle El`dell, she seeks to forge her life among the humans. Her journey takes her to the land of her heritage. To a place that holds both a haunting betrayal, and a miracle that just might save her life.

Together, they become embroiled in a conspiracy where destinies are intertwined, love is born in the fallout of ultimate sacrifice, and the only path to victory lies through the searing flames of dragon fire.

15 juil. 2016

REVIEW : Losing It by Cora Carmack

Losing It - Cora Carmack
Publisher : William Morrow
Release Date : February 26th 2013
Genres : NA, Contemporary Romance
Pages : 259
Rating : ★☆☆

Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, Bliss Edwards decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible - a one-night stand. 
But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. 
And as if that weren't embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theatre professor. She'd left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier.

13 juil. 2016

REVIEW : Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

Bloodfever - Karen Marie Moning  
Publisher : Delacorte Press
Release Date : October 16th 2007
Genres : Urban Fantasy
Pages : 303
Rating : ★★★☆☆

I used to think my sister and I were just two nice southern girls who’d get married in a few years and settle down to a quiet life. Then I discovered that Alina and I descend, not from good wholesome southern stock, but from an ancient Celtic bloodline of powerful sidhe-seers, people who can see the Fae. Not only can I see the terrifying otherworldly race, but I can sense the sacred Fae relics that hold the deadliest of their magic.

When my sister was found dead in a trash-filled alley in Dublin, I came over to get answers. Now all I want is revenge. And after everything I’ve learned about myself, I know I have the power to get it….

MacKayla Lane’s ordinary life underwent a complete makeover when she landed on Ireland’s shores and was plunged into a world of deadly sorcery and ancient secrets.

In her fight to stay alive, Mac must find the Sinsar Dubh–a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over both the worlds of the Fae and of Man. Pursued by Fae assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she cannot trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and irresistible men: V’lane, the insatiable Fae who can turn sensual arousal into an obsession for any woman, and the ever-inscrutable Jericho Barrons, a man as alluring as he is mysterious.

For centuries the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans. Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that stands between them.…

11 juil. 2016

REVIEW : Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

Darkfever (Fever, #1)
Darkfever - Karen Marie Moning
Publisher : Delacorte Press
Release Date : October 31st 2006
Genres : Urban Fantasy
Pages : 309
Rating :

When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death—a cryptic message on MacKayla Lane’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. 

The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. 
She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed—a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae.

8 juil. 2016

REVIEW : Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James

Practice Makes Perfect - Julie James
Publisher : Berkley Sensation
Release Date : March 3rd 2009
Genres : Chick-Lit
Pages : 291
Rating :

When it comes to the laws of attraction...

Payton Kendall and J.D. Jameson are lawyers who know the meaning of objection. A feminist to the bone, Payton has fought hard to succeed in a profession dominated by men. Born wealthy, privileged, and cocky, J.D. has fought hard to ignore her. Face-to-face, they're perfectly civil. They have to be. For eight years they have kept a safe distance and tolerated each other as coworkers for one reason: to make partner at the firm.

...There are no rules.

But all bets are off when they're asked to join forces on a major case. Though apprehensive at first, they begin to appreciate each other's dedication to the law—and the sparks between them quickly turn into attraction. But the increasingly hot connection does not last long when they discover that only one of them will be named partner. Now it's an all-out war. And the battle between the sexes is bound to make these lawyers hot under the collar...

6 juil. 2016

REVIEW : Haze by Brandon J. Barnard

Haze - Brandon J. Barnard
Publisher : Nihilism Productions
Release Date : 21st March 2016
Genres : Psychological Thriller
Pages : 154
Rating :

Haze is the story of Jack Decker, an art school dropout who has to face his repressed memories in a post-apocalyptic London. It was just another workday when he saw that girl wanting to stuff her face with doughnuts from across the room. Who knew that this event would start it all

1 juil. 2016

REVIEW : Truthwitch by Susanne Dennard

Truthwitch - Susan Dennard
Publisher : Tor Teen
Release Date : January 5th 2016
Genres : YA, Fantasy
Pages : 416
Rating :

In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands.

Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home.

Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she's a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden - lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult's true powers are hidden even from herself.

In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and makes him a reluctant ally. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls' heels. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.

29 juin 2016

REVIEW : Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson

Blackmoore - Julianne Donaldson
Publisher : Shadow Mountain
Release Date : September 9th 2013
Genres : Historical Fiction, Romance
Pages : 286
Rating :

Kate Worthington knows her heart and she knows she will never marry. Her plan is to travel to India instead—if only to find peace for her restless spirit and to escape the family she abhors. But Kate’s meddlesome mother has other plans. She makes a bargain with Kate: India, yes, but only after Kate has secured—and rejected—three marriage proposals.

Kate journeys to the stately manor of Blackmoore determined to fulfill her end of the bargain and enlists the help of her dearest childhood friend, Henry Delafield. But when it comes to matters of love, bargains are meaningless and plans are changeable. There on the wild lands of Blackmoore, Kate must face the truth that has kept her heart captive. Will the proposal she is determined to reject actually be the one thing that will set her heart free?

Set in Northern England in 1820, Blackmoore is a Regency romance that tells the story of a young woman struggling to learn how to follow her heart. It is Wuthering Heights meets Little Women with a delicious must-read twist.

27 juin 2016

REVIEW : The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye

The Crown's Game - Evelyn Skye
Publisher : Balzer + Bray
Release Date : May 27th 2016
Genres : YA, Fantasy
Pages : 399
Rating : DNF

Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.

And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.

Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?

For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip-smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.
And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love…or be killed himself.

As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear—the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.

22 juin 2016

Unteachable by Leah Raeder

Unteachable - Leah Raeder
Publisher : Atria
Release Date : October 14th 2014 (First published in July 27th 2013)
Genres : New Adult, Contemporary
Pages : 305
Rating : ½

Maise O’Malley just turned eighteen, but she’s felt like a grown-up her entire life. The summer before senior year, she has plans: get into a great film school, convince her mom to go into rehab, and absolutely do not, under any circumstances, screw up her own future.

But life has a way of throwing her plans into free-fall.

When Maise meets Evan at a carnival one night, their chemistry is immediate, intense, and short-lived. Which is exactly how she likes it: no strings. But afterward, she can’t get Evan out of her head. He’s taught her that a hookup can be something more. It can be an unexpected connection with someone who truly understands her. Someone who sees beyond her bravado to the scared but strong girl inside.

That someone turns out to be her new film class teacher, Mr. Evan Wilke.

Maise and Evan resolve to keep their hands off each other, but the attraction is too much to bear. Together, they’re real and genuine; apart, they’re just actors playing their parts for everyone else. And their masks are slipping. People start to notice. Rumors fly. When the truth comes to light in a shocking way, they may learn they were just playing parts for each other, too.

Smart, sexy, and provocative, Unteachable is about what happens when a love story goes off-script.

20 juin 2016

REVIEW : Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie

Bet Me - Jennifer Crusie 
Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
Release Date : August 31st 2004
Genres : Chick-Lit
Pages : 391
Rating : ★★★★☆

Minerva Dobbs knows that happily-ever-after is a fairy tale, especially with a man who asked her to dinner to win a bet. Even if he is gorgeous and successful Calvin Morrisey. Cal knows commitment is impossible, especially with a woman as cranky as Min Dobbs. Even if she does wear great shoes and keeps him on his toes. When they say good-bye at the end of their evening, they cut their losses and agree never to see each other again.

But Fate has other plans, and it's not long before Min and Cal meet again. Soon, they're dealing with a jealous ex-boyfriend, Krispy Kreme donuts, a determined psychologist, chaos theory, a freakishly intelligent cat, Chicken Marsala, and more risky propositions than either of them ever dreamed of. Including the biggest gamble of all—true love.

17 juin 2016

REVIEW : Six of Crown by Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Release Date : September 29th 2015
Genres : YA, Fantasy
Pages : 445
Rating :

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Kaz's crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.