A Different Kind of Review: Pairing Elements From The Forbidden Wish w/ The Most Fitting Spotify Playlist! 🧞‍♀️

Initially, I wanted to write a classical book review for The Forbidden Wish but I came up with another idea, one that is much more fun- as I believe. As I was reading this book I listened to a playlist on spotify which features the Aladdin soundtracks from the new Disney adaption (2019). And, while I am not the biggest fan of this new adaption (there is just too much nostalgia for the old one and I didn’t watch the new version in English, oops!) I fell in love with this new version of the soundtracks. Today I will match up 9 songs from the playlist and try to convince you to listen to it with elements from this Aladdin retelling and explain how they are integrated in the story. So, arrange yourself for a different kind of post and enjoy the soundtracks!

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Reading This Month’s BOTM Chosen by The Well-Read Society Book Club! | Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Not knowing about Little Fires Everywhere while being part of the bookish community is almost impossible because this book is literally everywhere; in stores, on your goodreads dashboard when fellow readers add their reviews and star-ratings, on bookstagram and as part of blog posts, etc. Because I am usually very sceptical towards hyped books and contemporary novels in general (sorry about that) I never got to pick it up myself, though. However, when I joined The Well-Read Society, a book club on goodreads celebrating “the literary works of women, LGBTQ+ people, POC, muslim people, disabled people, neuroatypical people and other diverse and ownvoices authors”, and found out that this is their read for the month of June I couldn’t resist and got myself a copy from my local library. And, then Belle @mybookcastle posted a review on her blog praising this book for its up-to-dateness. So, you see, I didn’t really have a choice and had to pick this one up.

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Yup, I finally read ACOWAR by Sarah J. Maas! 🌙 | Book Review

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Hello everyone! Maybe you remember one of my more recent posts in which I talked about book series I really need to finish (which you can find by clicking here). Well, one of these series was the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas which I had started a couple of years ago with reading ACOTAR and ACOMAF but I never really got to the third book in the series; ACOWAR. Guess what! These times are over now, and I have finally picked this massive (I didn’t know it has that many pages) book up in order to complete the series (it’s not really completed, is it?) and actually start and do something about my reading resolutions. So, here we are! Today, I’ll try and sort my thoughts about ACOWAR in a coherent form. Continue reading “Yup, I finally read ACOWAR by Sarah J. Maas! 🌙 | Book Review”

Double Review: Clockwork Prince & Clockwork Princess ✒️| Finishing TID aka my first CC series!

Not so long ago I wrote my review for Clockwork Angel and with that talked all about my first impressions of The Infernal Devices, this well-loved series people talk about still so much. Today, I present to you the rest of my thoughts about this prequel to TMI in form of a double review since I flew through the second book and picked up the third one right after that. Now, I can at least say that I have read TDI for the first time during my time in quarantine. If that’s not an accomplishment I don’t know what is…

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I read MY FIRST Shadowhunters book! 🌑| Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

The year is 2020. We are in the middle of a global pandemic spending time at home in quarantine and I’ve finally decided that now would be a good time to pick up one of the most loved ya-series ever for the very first time (yes, I’m not re-reading at this point!). You might be surprised but before reading Clockwork Angel I had never read anything by Cassandra Clare before i.e. I had never read a Shadowhunters book before, nor the movie adaption (which isn’t everyone’s favourite, is it?) or the tv show. How come?! Well, I don’t know why but somehow I never was in the right mood to start The Mortal Instruments and when the “trend” of the ya-paranormal genre started to flatten I lost interest in started trying out other ya subgenres (e.g. historical fiction) which made me love the setting of Victorian London. So, it was clear to me (after watching Emma’s video in which order to read the Shadowhunters books) that while TMI intimidated me because of its length I could still try out the prequel trilogy first and see what happens.

And, now we’re here, almost ten years (!!) after the release of Clockwork Angel and the start of The Infernal Devices and I’m trying to (as the last in the goodreads community for sure) sort my thoughts about this book and I’m sure that this will be amusing and entertaining for those of you who have already immersed themselves into the Shadowhunter world a long time ago…

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5 reasons why “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini is a 5-star read 🪁

Hello everyone! I hope your days in quarantine have been going well. I already apologize for my inactivity these last few months. Unfortunately, I really didn’t have any chance to read anything except for my required school reads but luckily, these times are over now (!) and I can finally get back to reducing my tbr pile and continuing with this year’s reading challenge. The Kite Runner had been sitting on my to-read shelf for a while now, so I picked it up, slowly reading bits and bits until I finally finished it a few days ago being totally speechless and in awe. So, today is the day I’ll explain why that’s the case and to maybe encourage you to pick up The Kite Runner yourself – just in case it has been sitting on your tbr shelf for a while too.

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My TOP 5 MOST ANTICIPATED Books of 2020! // + Happy New Year ‘2️⃣0️⃣!

Long time no see! Happy New Year and Welcome Back to this (still existing) book blog! I have to admit that I haven’t been really active at all for the second half of 2019 due to the basic reasons but I am looking forward to finally post again and, more and more frequently. Yes, that’s supposed to be a promise! Seeing all of your 2019 wrap up posts, reading resolutions and, my personal favourite; “most anticipated releases”-posts made me really excited about 2020 not only generally but also readingwise and, as a reader, there is no better way to celebrate the beginning of a new year than talking about upcoming releases, right? So, I came up with the following list of 5 ya books I can’t wait to finally read. This list may be a bit different from other posts you have probably already seen since 1) I narrowed my anticipated releases down to 5, and 2) you won’t see ACOTAR 4, this new novella (is it even a novella?) which is part of The Hunger Games universe, and so on. Okay, okay, enough of all this announcement stuff and let’s see what we have here. Continue reading “My TOP 5 MOST ANTICIPATED Books of 2020! // + Happy New Year ‘2️⃣0️⃣!”

“Mulan meets Feudal Japan” (??) 🍵 | Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

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Hello everyone! Before I start this review let me tell you that I was more than excited to finally read this book because – “Mulan meets Feudal Japan” – how cool is that?! I had never read anything by Renée Ahdieh before + it does help me add something to YARC (#YARC 2019 🏮🐯🥢 | Joining a Reading Challenge! + Updates). So, after months of it waiting on my digital want-to-read list I finally decided to pick it up. And, I’ll be honest with you guys: You have probably already heard me raving about Shadow of the Fox (awesome book, check it out!! yes you!). This book may have contributed a little something to me wanting to read books with similar settings as itself. But Flame in the Mist turned out to be quite different from what I expected… Continue reading ““Mulan meets Feudal Japan” (??) 🍵 | Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh”

My (new and first!!) FAVORITE R+J RETELLING 🧜🏽‍♀️

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“Romeo and Juliet” – a romantic story you can basically put in any context, doesn’t matter the setting and get a good(?) story out of it. Used so much that it’s everywhere; books, movies, music, I don’t even know where else (on a cereal package, you say?). So, today I’m bringing you something old and something new, mixed with some magic. It’s definitely gonna be worth your time ALTHOUGH you have probably already read like 789 retellings, right?

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Neil Gaiman and Norse Mythology is A GOOD COMBO ⚡

After a long break of not posting anything on this blog I’m back with a collection of short stories a friend of mine recommended to me saying “I read this in one sitting and absolutely loved it!”. Now, after having borrowed it from her and finally finished it, I really want to talk about it. Before getting into the review I want to add that this was a really special and funny reading experience for me because this copy was annotated by two friends beforehand. So, I got to read their comments and write my own down and it is definitely one of the most fun ways to read a book. And, the more comments and people having already read it, the better!

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