Summer reads.

I really need to get in the blogging routine again… I always used to schedule my posts and I have to say life was a lot easier when I did that but since the holidays started I haven’t been doing it and now that I ‘m back to school and have loads of homework it’s quite hard to go back into that routine.

The reason why I didn’t post my weekly post on Friday was because I was on my period and it was the very painful kind where you can’t move so you just watch YouTube videos instead and cry your eyes out because your watching an impression video of the characters from Tim Burton films which was beautiful… Basically when I’m on my period I get highly emotional and anything can make me cry.

Anyway, Anyhow… Here is a list of the books I have read this summer!

 

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The face on the milk carton by Caroline b. Cooney

This has been one of the most annoying series I have read.  Let me explain…

So the first book I thought was brilliant, the second was okay but started to get boring as nothing was really happening so as nothing was happening I thought that they would be an amazing plot twist at the end. Guess what…There was non…But the ending just forces you to read the next book so much so your in a vicious circle until you’ve read all the 4 books and you just get very disappointed at the end of the series. The only thing that got me going was that it was very easy to read and of course the suspense. I give this book a 3/5

missMiss Peregrine’s home for Peculiar Children. by Ransom Gibbs

Everyone needs to read this book at least once in their lives especially if you like fantasy/ gothic books ( actually gothic in only some parts).

I give this book a 4/5.

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The night itself by Zoe Marriott.

I read this book because I wanted to read something different so why not try a book about a Japanese samurai girl living in England. I loved this book! It was easy to read. There was loads of film and book references which I loved even though I didn’t see the matrix. There were some Japanese spirits which I discovered. I learnt that Sonic the hedgehog’s friend is a spirit! ( the brown one) I don’t blame you if you don’t remember that cartoon.  Plus all the characters in the book are so loveable!  I give this book a  4.5/5

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We were liars by E.Lockhart. 

I mean this book is completely beautiful! READ IT NOW!

I give this book a 5/5.

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Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman.

Oh my god this book I’m reading at the moment is incredible it’s about segregation which is the first book I have read on this topic. Please give it a read!

I give this book a 5/5 so far.

 

That’s it! Have you read some of these books?  Which was your favourite book you read this summer? Has anyone read J.K Rowling’s new book? Have a great day and remember to read loads!

Bye!

 

July favourites.

Yep I’m back with a monthly favourites! It feels like I haven’t made one in ages. I love monthly favourites they are my favourite kind of blog post!

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1-TEA! I couldn’t make the comeback of this series without tea! I never tried this brand before and I’m impressed. It feels as if I’m drinking fancy tea, I  find the packaging so pretty and fancy with the royal botanic garden mark-print-thingy-with-the-crown. I love the taste! It’s like a super yummy strawberry tart but after a dozen of sips you completely forge about the tart and just think about how nice this tea is. (Also can we just celebrate the fact that I actually went outside to take this picture–Go me!)

 

2- Book: We were liars by E.Lockhart. I loved this book! A few years ago I tried to read it but I didn’t understand it so I gave up (I know weird huh) I decided to give it another go , I enjoyed it and it was totally understandable, it’s so different from what I usually read. I adored all the characters from the book they each had a different kind of personality and I could relate to a couple of characters.

 

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3-Pastel pink nail varnish. Throughout the year I always go for darker colours but every summer I buy one bright nail varnish. And this year I chose this one, I find this one beautiful and summery and it stays on for quite a long time! I got it from TK maxx for £2, so yeah I got lucky. (The colour on the photo is darker than it should be)

 

4-Tilted by Christine and the queens. I love this song so much, it make me so happy. So this is a French group (which are equally amazing in French by the way) they made their way onto British radio by mixing their song with English and French, when I first heard them on the radio I was over the moon! We never hear other languages on British radio! So please please Please go and check them out!

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Hope you liked this post! If you have something that you really liked this month please tell me in the comments I would love to know!  Bye! Have a good day!

Fantarica xx

Matched: Book Review (No spoilers)

Hello to all the book worms out there!

“Why are some things easier to write than say”

I wanted to write a book review for quite a long time now but as I am a very slow reader I don’t write them that often. Oh and I just want to add that while I am writing this review I am boiling with my hands who are all sweaty touching the warm computer’s keyboard.

Anyway let’s begin with review:

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Matched by Ally Condie

1st book of the trilogy.

3.5/5 stars. (My opinion)

366 Pages.

Important characters : Cassia, Ky and Xander.

I gave this book a 3/5 because for me it is not a memorable book (for me anyway) . I wanted to read this book for a long time because a lot of people said it was a really good book. I was highly disappointed I found that nothing much happened in the book, It is very slow, I know that this is a series but I think that something really exciting should happen in the first book to get the reader wanting to carry on. One thing that I loved about the book was that they were great quotes and metaphors.

” I am trapped in glass and I want to break out and breathe deep but I’m afraid that it will hurt.”

I liked the relationships that the characters had between each other and how each character developed throughout the book especially Cassia the main character.

If you have ever read the Giver, this book is very VERY similar to it, It’s basically the same but with a different storyline. So if you are a fan of the giver you will love this book! I also read this book I think is because it is a Dystopian novel. I am pretty sure that dystopian novels can speak to me or control me because through this past year I have read loads of them! At least 10!

Here are some reviews to get you excited if you want to read it:

“Matched is the hottest YA title to hit the bookstores since hunger games”~ Entertainment Weekly

“Unmissable”~ Marie Closer

“Teen read of the year”~ Irish independent.

Would I read the other books? Probably not unless I don’t have anything else to read.

I hope this book review was helpful to you. Have a good day!

 

Fantarica xxx

 

My Bucket list.

Hello so today I was thinking about doing a blog post on my bucket list as I have quite a few things I want to do in my life. I wanted to share it with anyone reading this.

My Bucket List:

1- Have a job in an interesting Country like Germany, Finland, Australia or America. I think that it will be a great experience to learn a new culture and maybe a new language. I have always dreamed of going to an amazing country! But I don’t think I would like to live there permanently. I also really want to go to Japan but I think I’m going to go there as a holiday.

2-Get involved in a charity. For example:shaving my head for Cancer or even organising a Cake sell or maybe a Party could be a good idea, If you want to attend to the party you will have to donate 4 pounds and then have loads of funraising games and cakes! I see people doing amazing things for charity and donating so much. They are my inspiration.

3- Write a book.I always liked books since I was tiny and I also always loved writing especially when I was about 10 years old, I still do now but I don’t really write proper stories anymore I only write down my thoughts or sometimes a part of a story without a proper beginning or end. But I am trying to improve myself at writing so I could hopefully publish a book.

4- Do something Crazy. I want to do something that I have never thought of doing for example: skydiving, Go and see a psychic,Going on a huge hike in the mountains or even going to the shops dressed as a chicken!  I just want to push myself a bit further. I want to do something where after I’ve done it I want to say to myself; “Wow that was crazy”.

That’s all I can think of for my bucket list, some people have a huge bucket list! But I am happy with only 4, I don’t want to make a bucket list where most of the things are impossible to do I don’t see the point (I am sorry if you have one like that I don’t mean to be offensive). When I have managed to complete these four things I will be very proud of myself, I would have completed my life and I will be ready to die. ( Oh my god, sorry that just sounded so morbid!)

Fantarica xxx

 

Book Review: Wicked Lovely

Hello so today I’m going to do a book review, this my first time one but I guess it mustn’t be that hard!(No Spoilers)

WICKED LOVELY by Melissa Marr.

Wicked lovely is the first of It’s series of 5 books. It was a fun book to read,I don’t normally rPicsArt_03-13-11.13.57ead books like this anymore…

Wicked lovely is about a love story between a human and a fairy. It is a weird and wonderful book. My favourite Character is Keenan, the fairy who wants to have Aislinn for his “Summer Queen”, but he is not the best at flirting with human girls. I am not going to say more information about the book because I hate spoilers!

Some people may say that it is a bit like Twilight but I don’t really think that it is because These books are shorter So a lot more things seem to happen, Rather than the big twilight books that are quite slow ( I am not critising Twilight).

This book bought me back to the days I believed in fairies; when I used to play in the garden and seeing them on some flowers and pretending to be one or when a cold breeze brushed against my skin, I used to think that a fairy was near me.I forgot how much I loved them until now! They are beautiful creatures. I am going to finish the series for sure!

I think that sometimes if you are a book worm you should go once every two months to the library and pick a book that you would never pick. You never know the book may be full of surprises! 🙂

Fantarica xxx