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text 2017-12-28 18:00
Favourite 10 books of 2017
The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas
Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy) by Taylor, Laini (2012) Paperback - Laini Taylor
Traitor to the Throne - Alwyn Hamilton
Horizons (Phobos #4) - Victor Dixen
The Final Empire. Mistborn Book One - Brandon Sanderson
A Court of Wings and Ruin - Sarah J. Maas
The Crown's Game - Evelyn Skye
Warcross - Marie Lu
The Upside of Unrequited - Becky Albertalli
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail - Cheryl Strayed

Out of the 82 books I read (hopefully 83 if I manage to finish Outlander before the end of the year), those were my favourites (well, I took all my 5 stars read of 2017 and chose 10 out of those, it's not really a scientific rating):


1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: because this book was EVERYTHING. You need to read it if you haven't yet.


2. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor: and the whole trilogy. I totally enjoyed this unique universe with those amazing characters, a must read!


3. Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton: just WOW! This series is just so important for me, I love this world.


4. Phobos4 by Victor Dixen: this is the last book in my favourite series of 2016. This conclusion was epic.


5. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson: I just can't understand how I had never read Sanderson before this year. He is such an amazing author and I can't wait to discover more of his work.


6. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas: well, this series is one of my favourite of all time and this book did not disappoint.


7. The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye: I love this series full of Russian magic. I fell in love with the author's universe.


8. Warcross by Marie Lu: because, Marie Lu + video game = perfection.


9. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli: a beautiful book with a strong message. This book made me open my eyes.


10. Wild by Cheryl Strayed: I think it is the first time ever a non-fiction book is on my top 10. But this was such a great experience, I had to include it.


What were some of your favourite books this year?


Thanks for reading,



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review 2017-11-18 12:23
#75 - The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
The Well of Ascension - Brandon Sanderson

I started the Mistborn trilogy earlier this year and I immediately fell in love with the world Sanderson created. It was also the first book by him that I read. I really wanted to learn more about the storyline and I was not disappointed by this second instalment.


The Well of Ascension is massive, there are more than 700pages and I'm not used to reading such long books. I much prefer smaller books because I don't like spending too much time on the same book. No matter how good it is, I get bored easily. I still really enjoyed reading this.


Vin is an amazing character, I like how she has doubts and flaws. She is probably the most powerful women in the world but she still doubts herself. I love that this aspect of her personality was so much developed. What is even more amazing about Vin is that she loves Elend, but her world does not consist of only him. She cares about herself and she knows she has important things to do (like saving the world or something). What really gets on my nerves in YA books is when female character relies so much on their love interest it is scary, so it was refreshing not to have to read about that. Vin is also one of the most selfless character ever without even knowing it.


As far as the other characters are concerned I still keep mixing them (apart from Sazed who is way more developed in this book). There are new characters as well and Allriane was really intriguing, I can’t wait to learn more about her in the next book.


I had fun reading this book and I definitely recommend this series if you haven’t read it yet. The fact that this book was so long was a problem for me, but the pacing was really well done, it’s just because of my personal tastes.


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text 2017-10-14 22:02
One of the BEST Fantasy series EVER!
Mistborn Trilogy Boxed Set - Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson is my all time favorite author because of this series. After reading the last word, I closed the book and just sat in stunned awe. I didn't expect that ending. I won't get too in depth in this review because to do so would spoil it for other readers.


This series has one of the most incredible worlds and an amazing magic system. The fight scenes are epic! I loved Vin, Kelsier, Sazed, and the whole team. Sazed was, without a doubt, one of my most favorite characters because I empathized with his "what to believe" struggle. I went through it myself.


This series has some of my favorite quotes. The writing is flawless. If you love fantasy, you will love this trilogy.


Highly recommended.

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review 2017-05-15 19:06
#34 - The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
The Final Empire. Mistborn Book One - Brandon Sanderson

The Final Empire is the first book in the Mistborn trilogy (which is then followed by another trilogy taking place years after the original one).


I finally decided to read a Brandon Sanderson book and it was the best idea ever! I have heard nothing but great things about the Mistborn trilogy and I wanted to discover this famous world.


The magic system is certainly the most unique thing about this book. It is well developed and really complex, it took me some time to get familiar with it as it was not really easy to understand. The author really created something particular and put a lot of thoughts into it.


The characters are just great. Vin is not your typical YA heroin, she is still the chosen one, who seems to be unique, the only one of her kind and things like that, but she is not annoying as I think many young female characters can be. She experiences teenager trouble, but it is not such an important part of the book, while still being present. The author really managed to create a character that felt real (despite the fact that has magical powers, of course). I also really love her ideals; it takes her some time to understand what she wants, but once she does, she will do anything to get it. The other characters are also well developed, all having their own motives that you sometimes don’t get until the end of the book.


I also love the dynamics of the story. Sometimes months passed between events; which seems logical and makes the story more real. Most of the books I read are taking place in a few months time making the story a bit more unreal because it is going too fast. It was not the case in The Final Empire and I felt it refreshing.

The plot was full of twists. There were many things I did not see coming.


The writing was also refreshing. Brandon Sanderson really has his own way of writing and it was beautiful but still easy to follow.


It had been a long time since I had read such an amazing fantasy book. I definitely recommend this series to everyone who has not read it yet. It is massive, but it is so great you will just keep on reading.

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text 2017-05-09 21:19
Bout of Books Update
The Final Empire. Mistborn Book One - Brandon Sanderson
Savages: Chronicles of Warshard - Katherine Bogle

Day 1 - May 8th

Pages read: 168 pages

Books read: 0

Currently reading: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson


Not too bad. I was really tired from the weekend and fell asleep while reading... That's annoying.


Day 2 - May 9th

Pages read: 194 pages

Books read: 0

Currently reading: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (on page 362)


Day 3 - May 10th

Pages read: 154 pages

Book read: 0

Currently reading: The Final Empire


I totally fell asleep again. What is wrong with me? This book is amazing!


Day 4 - May 11th

Pages read: 127 pages

Book read: 1


I just finished The Final Empire. Wow, it was so good! I'm not sure I will read more tonight, or maybe I will but it is currently 11.39 so I guess it will be pas midnight by the time I start another book. We'll see :) 


Day 5 - May 12th

% read: 23% 

Book read: 1

Currently reading: Savages by Katherine Bogle


Day 6 - May 13th

% read: 31% 

Book read: 1

Currently reading: Savages by Katherine Bogle



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