Twenty Questions Book Tag

Hello bibliophiles! I’ve been very busy last week and failed to post a book tag. But here it is! I found this tag while scrolling through Thrice Read, Twenty Questions Book Tag. I’ve been enjoying going through their old posts and just read my heart out. I stumbled upon this tag and decided to do this.

  1. How many books are too many books in a series?

I would say 6 books and above. But I love series that are long but not that long. Does that make sense to you? I mean, I enjoyed reading the Throne of Glass series and it has 8 books out and that’s a lot. But I also has this struggle of reading the Shadowhunter books because they are so many books and I just read one. Do you get me? Hahaha

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

I, honestly, am not a huge fan of cliffhangers. It’s too much to handle and it usually leads to reading slump. Thought cliffhangers make me read the next book, but I still find it annoying and frustrating.

3. Hardback or paperback?

I personally would prefer Hardbacks because of how pretty they are when naked and how durable they are. But since I cannot afford to buy all books in Hardback, I’d always resort to Paperback because of how affordable and student friendly they are.

4. Favorite book?

I have so many favorite book, but if I have to chose one, I’d always say A Court of Mist and Fury. I just love it and want to reread it all the time.

5. Your least favorite book?

Umm… I’d probably say Crossed because I am very disappointed with how the story went.

6. Love triangles, yes or no?

Let’s be honest, we used to love love triangles, but when authors over used that troop, it was getting out of hand. So I, personally, love them before but now, I find it cliche and boring.

7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?

I’d say The Crowns of Croswald. I love it but I sometimes find it too boring since there is so much story telling and less action. But that’s just me. I might enjoy it later on. I’m half way through it though.

8. A book you’re currently reading?

I’m currently reading Queen of Shadows. I need to double time or else, I’ll be behind the new releases.

9. Last book you recommended to someone?

I’d say Boy Band.

10. The oldest book you’ve read? (Publication date)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. 1997, the year I was born!

11. The newest book you’ve read? (Publication date)

Without Merit by Colleen Hoover. October 3rd 2017. I’ve never read any book that was published this year so far.

12. Favorite author?

Can I say my top 5? In no particular order, Sarah J. Maas, Jenny Han, Morgan Matson, Alane Adams and Alice Rachel.

13. Buying books or borrowing books?

I prefer buying books. I have no one to borrow books from and my school library has no fiction books that are recently released.

14. A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?

Ummm… I’d say Nevernight. I DNF it last year. I was having troubles getting into the world. The premise is very interesting but I find really hard. I might try to read it sometime soon, we’ll see.

15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?

I’m not obsess with bookmarks for nothing.

16. A book you can always reread?

A Court of Thorns and Roses. gonna reread it this year!

17. Can you read while hearing music?

Of course, that is one of my reading habits.

18. One POV or multiple POV? (POV = Point of view)

Multiple POV is a hit or a miss for me. There are times that authors have wonderfully written a book with multiple POVs and some just meh. So, I’d always prefer one POV.

19. Do you read a book in one sitting or multiple days?

It’s a case to case basis. If the book is super short or when I love it too much to stop, I would read it in one sitting or read it through out the day. (I have chores to do at home so I can’t just read all day, right?) And if the book is long and I find it hard to dive into the world, it would definitely take me days to finish it. Worst scenario, weeks or months before I would finish it.

20. One book you read because of the cover?

I’d say The Selection. I love the cover too much and decided to read it without knowing the premise of the book, except “35 Girls. 1 Crown. The Competition of a Lifetime.” The cover and that line made me read the book and the entire series.


That’s the end of the tag! Phew! That was fun! I certainly love doing book tags! If you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged!

Thank you for reading and see you in my next post! Bye!

rose

FOR REVIEWS, contact me:

email: rosebooksnreads@gmail.com | Instagram: @wandersbetweenpages

Advertisements

[BOOK REVIEW] Threatening Souls by Nicole Lambert

Hello there bibliophiles! Five days in January and I just finish my first book of the year. To commemorate the first read of the year, here is a short spoiler free review of Threatening Souls by Nicole Lambert:


Title: Threatening Souls

36384037

Author: Nicole Lambert

Published: October 31st, 2017

Publisher: The Polyethnic Publishing

Format: Ebook (Review Copy)

Genre: Historical Fiction

GRAB A COPY: Amazon | Kindle

Disclaimer: The book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review but that doesn’t affect my thoughts about this book. Everything I say are my own thoughts and opinion.

synopsis

The sacrifices, the drama, the horror within.

In the year of 1860, a curse was performed over the suburb of Roseway, Washington, which rests about twenty miles south of Seattle, that killed nearly every living resident. After coming back to Earth as spirits, they form a twisted plan that not only provides them with bodies of their own but also kills off all who venture into Roseway in the future.

Thirteen-year-old Rebekah Jensen has lived a fine life in Marywood, Florida with two best friends, a clique that strives to make her one of them, and a boyfriend who happened to be one of the most popular guys in her school. But all that is about to change when the date of her arrival to Roseway nears, when she starts to see things that she presumes are spirits—and she is sure that she had gone insane.

After moving to Roseway, she gets sucked into an illusion of the dead, coming to regard Roseway as some sort of cult in which they worship a mysterious being that is introduced to her as the Master. Within the months of enduring Roseway, she finds out more about herself and her purpose in the suburb. Teaming up with a friend, who has a dark secret, Rebekah must put an end to the curse before she ends up like the rest of the victims.

my thoughts

“A world of light overpowers a world of darkness.”

 

Before anything else, I would like to give the author a huge THANK YOU for giving me the chance to read and review her books in exchange for an honest review.

I only read a few lines in the synopsis when I first read this book. So I didn’t expect that the book has a thrilling aspect to it. For the first time in forever, I read and finished a book that has horror aspects. And I cannot believe it that I enjoyed it and want to start with the next book right away.

So let’s talk about the plot of this book. Since this book is a historical fiction, I didn’t know how things would be like when reading a historical fiction book. (And did you know that this is my first historical fiction read?) I didn’t know that there is that kind of history in a Seattle because I’m not an American and never got the chance to study about the country in depth. But I really enjoyed how things turned out. I like how things went and love the flow of the story. At first I had trouble getting into the book because I’m new with this genre, but eventually got through it.

I find it fascinating that a place like that could exist and have that kind of mystery. (Not sure if it really exist though). It’s great that the author thought of this concept. I love how everything went by so smoothly.

I also love the multiple point of view. It really made the book more understandable. Everything made scene because we get to see things happen in different views. I really like a good book that has executed the different point of view work like this.

I really love the friendship in this book. The friendship between Rebekah, Mandy and Holly is great. Despite the distant and the weirdness of their lives, they are still able to help each other. But no matter how perfect their friendship may seem, the secrets they have are still hidden and it breaks my heart that one of them broke their sacred friendship.

All in all, I love the book and I cannot wait to read then next two books and see things go.

rating

4 hearts


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Nicole  Lambert

Nicole Lambert is the author of the Threatening Souls series, the Days of Darkness series, and The Five Stages. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys music, such as singing and listening to her favorite bands, gaming, reading, and hanging out with her friends and family. She currently fluctuates between Cave Creek, Arizona and Flagstaff, Arizona, since she is studying criminology, anthropology, and French at Northern Arizona University. Her family consists of her dad, mom, brother, and a menagerie of dogs, cats, birds, fish, and a lizard.
She is also an editor for The Polyethnic Publishing.

gold-brown-floral-divider-1

That’s about it! Keep an eye pealed for another review that has to do with the rest of the series.

Thank you for reading! And if you enjoyed that spoiler free review, you should definitely get yours now!

rose

FOR REVIEW, contact me:

emali: rosebooksnreads@gmail.com | Instagram

[BOOK TAG] Birthday Book Tag

Hello bibliophiles! I came across this tag from Thrice Reads. And I was like, why not do this tag because it’s my birthday after all.

So let’s get on with the BIRTHDAY BOOK TAG:

1. Count Your Birthday Along Your Bookshelf and Then Subtract Your Birth Month:

And the chosen book is the new cover of Under Ground by Alice Rachel. I totally love this book and you should definitely read this book!

2. If You Could Spend Your Birthday With Any Fictional Character Who Would It Be and Why:

I’d say Lara Jean because a day filled with bake goods are amazing. Plus I wanna learn a few tricks in baking because I don’t know how to bake. She would such an amazing birthday buddy.

3. Find A Book That Takes Place In The Season You Were Born In:

Silent Night | Holy Night by Colleen Coble. It takes places in Winter and I believe it’s winter time in the US right now. I personally don’t live anywhere close to any place having Winter but let’s just say I was born during Winter.

4. Find A Book That Is The Color of Your Birthstone:

My birthstone is Garnet, so I’ll chose The Red Sub because it’s the closest to Maroon than the rest of my books.

5. Pick A Book Set In A Time Period, World, or Country You Would Like To Have Been Born In:

I don’t wanna say Prythian because I don’t want to live in a fantasy but I’d say any book set in the United States. I feel like living there would be not as troublesome as living in the Philippines. But don’t get me wrong, I love my country and where I’m from. I enjoy the different dialects in our country. Plus I cannot live in an English speaking country because I suck at speaking English. I almost failed my English class back in grade school because I don’t know how to speak fluently.


So that concludes my Birthday book tag, I hope you enjoyed it and got a little glimpse of my life. I think I should make a blog about myself, I’ll make it a book tag to make it a little fun and organized.

Thank you for reading and til next post!

Christmas Book Mails 2017

Hello bibliophiles! During the Christmas break, I was away and didn’t receive the bookish things that were sent to me personally. So my sister was the one who received them.

Last month, I received around two packages and just today, in writing, I received two more packages.

The first package is from Her Mad Library (@hermadlibrary). I ordered exclusive bookmarks for my subscription box shop and was fortunate enough to be sent extra bookmarks. The owner was kind enough to send in some bookmarks to us.

THANK YOU ATE CATH!

The second package is from Mish (@bibliophilemish on Instagram). She was giving away two extra book lights to anyone who was willing to pay for the shipping so that the item would be shipped to you. I was thrilled at seeing her post and was saving up to get myself my own book light. So I immediately grab the opportunity!

 

2018-01-05 10-1357068800..jpg2018-01-05 10398607523..jpg

Inside the box of the book light, there was a letter from Mish that contains vintage bookmarks! The thing I love the most, aside from books!

THANK YOU SO MUCH ATE MISH! This book light would really come in handy!

The third package is a book I won a few months back. I joined a blog tour when this book was set to be published and thank God, I was fortunate enough to have been chosen as the winner. Even though I waited too long, the wait was worth it because the book is so gorgeous and it’s the best book to kick off the new year!

So the book is Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust.

 

The fourth and final package is from Ate Jessie (@professionalbookie on Instagram).

She held a giveaway a few months ago. I didn’t win the main price. Ate Jessie usually hosts a

 guessing game of the one who won the actual giveaway. I was able to guess the winner was awarded to get any shirt from Cozy World Ph and I decided to get my very first Harry Potter shirt. I got the Ravenclaw Quidditch shirt and I super duper love it!

Along with the shirt, Ate Jessie was kind enough to include bookmarks (and you might already know how much I love bookmarks). She gave me a total of six bookmarks that are inspired by Alice in Wonderland. I couldn’t thank her enough! Thank you so much ate Jessie!


That’s about it. I didn’t get to buy any book for Christmas because I was buying stationery, instead of books or bookmarks. But at least I got one book!

I hope you enjoyed that little book mail. Stay tune for more book mails and unboxing in the future (let’s hope for the best). Till next post.

rose

FOR REVIEWS, contact me:

email: rosebooksnreads@gmail.com | Instagram

2017 Reads

Hello bibliophiles! 2017 just ended and year 2018 is gracing us now! I cannot believe it’s 2018 already.

As the new year is here, I’ll be sharing to you the books I read that I really loved and enjoyed. I have rated a lot of books with five stars but from that list, I have selected my top 10 most favorite reads.

#10 THE ISLE OF THE LOST by Melissa dela Cruz

#9 A COURT OF MIST AND FURY by Sarah J. Maas

#8 WITHOUT MERIT by Colleen Hoover

#7 SLAMMED by Colleen Hoover

#6 HEARTLESS by Marissa Meyer

#5 NOWHERE TO RUN by Jeanne Bannon

#4 BOY BAND by Jacqueline E. Smith

#3 IT ENDS WITH US by Colleen Hoover

#2 CROWN OF MIDNIGHT by Sarah J. Maas

#1 A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN by Sarah J. Maas


So that’s about it. It’s short but I can no longer talk about these books because I’ve been talking about them since then. You check out the reviews I wrote on my blog so you know what my exact thoughts about these books are.

Thank you and til next post.

rose

 

 

 

 

FOR REVIEWS, CONTACT ME:

Email: rosebooksnreads@gmail.com | Instagram

[BOOK TAG] End of the Year Book Tag

Hello bibliophiles! I’ve been seeing a lot of book tags going around and decided to why not join in the fun!

I found the End of the Year Book Tag from Thrice Read. Here is their own take of the tag: End of the Year Book Tag

QUESTION #1: ARE THERE ANY BOOKS YOU STARTED THIS YEAR THAT YOU NEED TO FINISH?

I actually need to finish reading three review copies because I owe the authors the honest review I promised them. If I cannot finish the book this year, I will finish it by next year first. They would be on the very top of my reading list.

QUESTION #2: DO YOU HAVE AN AUTUMNAL BOOK TO TRANSITION INTO THE END OF THE YEAR?

I don’t have any. I don’t read books depending on the weather because in the country I live in, there are only 2 season, sunny and rainy seasons. I cannot even follow the Spring, Fall, Winter and Summer season because I don’t know how those season would feel like. So I just read depending on my mood.

QUESTION #3: IS THERE A NEW RELEASE YOU’RE STILL WAITING FOR?

As this post is being written, it’s the last day of the year. So I cannot say or mention any book that is about to release. But I have three books that I’m looking forward to. A Court of Frost and Starlight and also ToG7 both by Sarah J. Maas. Batman by Marie Lu.

QUESTION #4: WHAT ARE THREE BOOKS YOU WANT TO READ BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR?

I badly want to read Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han. I also want to read Without Merit by Colleen Hoover before the year end, and I’m glad I was able to read it before the year ends tonight! The last book I want to read but cannot read before the year ends is Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo.

QUESTION #5: IS THERE A BOOK YOU THINK COULD STILL SHOCK YOU AND BECOME YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK OF THE YEAR?

I don’t think so.

QUESTION #6: HAVE YOU ALREADY STARTED MAKING READING PLANS FOR 2018?

Yes! I plan to read 50 books next year and try to read the books I own before I purchase any new book next year. I cannot afford to buy books and not reading it that early.


That ends my very last blog post of the year. I’ll be sharing my favorite reads of the year tomorrow.

Have a fruitful and prosperous New Year!!!

Til next time bibliophiles!

rose

[BOOK TAG] The Christmas Book Tag

Hello bibliophiles! I’m back with another book tag for you. It’s been awhile since I last did a book tag here. I came across this tag when I was just scrolling through the new posts area and thought, I should do this tag! So here we are today!

I found this tag a Thrice Read at thriceread. Here is their version: Christmas Book Tag

1. “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch”: Name a villainous character you couldn’t help but love.

As of the moment, I’d say Warner from Shatter Me. As much as he is not that villainous but he started being like that and I just can’t help but love him. Plus Juliette and Warner are the bomb!

2. “All I Want for Christmas is You”: Which book do you most hope to see under your Christmas tree?

Since the year is about to end and I’ve been trying to save up for this book, I’d say Always and Forever, Lara Jean. Ever since Jenny Han shared to us that there would be a third installment to the duology, I was ecstatic but I clearly failed to grab a copy when it got released.

3. “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”: Name a character that overcomes major obstacles and learns to believe in themselves.

Right off the bat, I’d say Feyre from A Court of Thorns and Roses. We all know how she struggled to protect her family and not get that much appreciation. She was able to face so much obstacles in the duration of the series and become a better person.

4. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”: a) Which character do you think would be on the top of the naughty list? b) Which character do you think would be at the top of the nice list?

a) The first person I could think of right now is Aspen from The Selection. I didn’t like him, one bit, in the first three books of the series. He is bearable in the fourth and fifth book though.

b) I’d say Sam from Boy Band because he is so good and amazing.

5. “Frosty the Snowman”: Which book just melts your heart.

I would say Boy Band by Jacqueline E. Smith. This is just a very easy read and a very heart whelming book.

6. “Feliz Navidad”: Choose a book that takes place in a country other than your own.

A LOT! Living in a third world country and loving books written by Americans or Europeans, I encounter countless of books set in other countries than mine. Three of Morgan Matson’s (The Unexpected Everything, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour and Since You’ve Been Gone) books, I’ve read, are not set anywhere near my country. Also Jenny Han’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy.

7. “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”: Which holiday themed book do you use to spread the Christmas joy?

8. “Sleigh Ride”: Which fictional character would you choose to spend the holidays with? (doesn’t have to be a love interest!)

I wanna spend time with Lara Jean this holiday because I wanna learn from her. Her baking skills are amazing. I wanna learn how to bake. Also, I just want to eat freshly baked goodies during this holiday season.

9. “Baby it’s Cold Outside”: Which book that you didn’t like would you sacrifice to a fire to warm yourself up in the cold?

Crossed.

10. “Do you hear what I hear”: Which book do you think everyone should read?

I highly recommend YOU to read Boy Band by Jacqueline E. Smith. It is the best book to read this holiday. (Check out my review if you’re not convinced.)

gold-brown-floral-divider-1

That concludes this Christmas Book tag! If you’re reading up to this point of the blog, consider yourself tagged!

rose

Thank you for reading and til my next upload.

 

 

 

 

for reviews, contact me through:

Instagram | Email: rosebooksnreads@gmail.com