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.