Books To Read This Month: March Edition

From the rocking sixties to hidden treasures, here are some great March new releases that will have you charmed while you patiently wait for the breath of spring:

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Book Review: The Binding by Bridget Collins

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 436 pages

Published: April 16, 2019

Publisher: William Morrow

Genre:  Fiction & Literature, Romance, Historical, Literary

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Friday Debate: Women and Fantasy

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Welcome to Friday Debate, a feature on cup of tea with that book, please, where every Friday a question will be posted that tantalize the brain and expands our horizons. For this week’s question:

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Books to Read This Month: January Edition

It’s a brand new year…and that a new year of brand new books! From fairy monarchs to sci-fi adventures, this month is starting to turn out to be a great start to another intriguing reading year!

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Announcing the Winners of the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards

After a month-long of voting, the moment has finally arrived! Here are the winners of the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards: Continue reading “Announcing the Winners of the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards”

Waterstones Book of the Year 2018 Shortlist

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As the year comes to a close, it is time for people of the book world to make their choice of the best books of the year. While we await for the winners of the Goodreads Choice Awards, we get to see other literary institutions celebrate another great year of reading.

Since 2012, Waterstones Book of the Year has been a highly anticipated event the bookstore chain has looked forward to. Nominated by their booksellers, the shortlist is judged by many factors ranging from the book’s writing style to the beauty of its production.

Last year’s pick was La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman. Let’s see which books are battling for the seventh year title:

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Books to Read: September Edition

Looking for something else to read other than a scary book? From piracy to utopia worlds, these new releases will guarantee you exciting but spook-free October:

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Books to Read: May Edition

April showers bring May books! If you are looking for a new book to read this month, look no further. From fantasy worlds to World War II, here are some great books that will keep you entertained throughout the month:

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Book Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

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Format:  Hardcover

Pages: 699 pages

Published: 2017

Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books

Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy

 

 

 

Synopsis:

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit—and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords—and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

I don’t know if I was so enamored with the series and failed to see the first two books’ flaws and faults but I feel that this was the weakest book of the entire series. I had a very difficult time to get through this one. Unlike the previous two, I neglected to feel that urge to continuously read and “never put it down”. I had to encourage myself (and combined with the fact that I didn’t want to carry around this heavy book anymore) to try to finish this book and I don’t think I should force myself to like a book.

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Book Review: Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken


Format:  Hardcover

Pages: 532 pages

Published: January 3, 2017

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis:

All Etta Spencer wanted was to make her violin debut when she was thrust into a treacherous world where the struggle for power could alter history. After losing the one thing that would have allowed her to protect the Timeline, and the one person worth fighting for, Etta awakens alone in an unknown place and time, exposed to the threat of the two groups who would rather see her dead than succeed. When help arrives, it comes from the last person Etta ever expected—Julian Ironwood, the Grand Master’s heir who has long been presumed dead, and whose dangerous alliance with a man from Etta’s past could put them both at risk.

Meanwhile, Nicholas and Sophia are racing through time in order to locate Etta and the missing astrolabe with Ironwood travelers hot on their trail. They cross paths with a mercenary-for-hire, a cheeky girl named Li Min who quickly develops a flirtation with Sophia. But as the three of them attempt to evade their pursuers, Nicholas soon realizes that one of his companions may have ulterior motives.

As Etta and Nicholas fight to make their way back to one another, from Imperial Russia to the Vatican catacombs, time is rapidly shifting and changing into something unrecognizable… and might just run out on both of them

When I read The first book, “Passenger” and I discovered there was going to be a sequel, I was excited. “Passenger” led me on exciting ride, a ride that I did not have a problem riding over and over again. So I made sure to clear my reading schedule and made sure that I had enough time to read. So I was ecstatic when I finally received my copy from the library. I was awaiting the new adventures that would unfold in front of my eyes. And after just finished reading it, I was left with complete…disappointment.

I am not trashing this sequel in its entirety. At some parts of the story, there were main points of excitement. But most of the time, I was scratching my head as to why is Bracken did this way and why did she wrote parts like that. To gain a better understanding, I will break it down for you. Continue reading “Book Review: Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken”