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Review: The Last Wish of Sasha Cade

Hey guys! I’m super behind on reviews so I decided to do this for and ARC that I read in September?? October?? Anyway I should have done this review a long time ago.

 


REVIEW OF THE LAST WISH OF SASHA CADE BY CHEYANNE YOUNG

34802290 (1)The day Raquel has been dreading for months has finally arrived. Sasha, her best friend in the whole world — the best friend in the whole world — has died of cancer. Raquel can’t imagine life without her. She’s overwhelmed and brokenhearted. And then a letter from Sasha arrives. Has she somehow found a way to communicate from the afterlife? In fact, Sasha has planned an elaborate scavenger hunt for Raquel, and when she follows the instructions to return to Sasha’s grave, a mysterious stranger with striking eyes is waiting for her. There’s a secret attached to this boy who only Sasha—and now Raquel—knows. This boy, Elijah, might be just what Raquel needs to move on from her terrible loss. But can Raquel remain true to herself while also honoring her friend’s final wish?


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This was one of my first e-arcs to receive, It came out during the autumn and i should have really done this review before. I enjoyed this book, it was cute. i have to say this is a book with great platonic friendship. What i found very interesting about this book was the plot and how most books about grief are mostly about handling with it but this one was so sweet.


DISLIKES:

I have to say though I have a few dislikes. First thing was the romance in this story, honestly it felt forced and honestly not needed. It was personally to clichee and I didn’t enjoy the whole “Bad Boy” and “Goody Too Shoes”. The other fact was that I sometimes felt that the author “romanticized” Sasha death. It was almost like the “love relationship” (I don’t want to spoil) fixed everything, again this was for some moments in the book not everything.


CHARACTERS:

Honestly my favourite character was Sasha you didn’t really meet her personally but by everything  she was doing and what she was portraying you kinda felt like you knew her. I didn’t like Raquel much but that’s just a personal opinion


Well that concluded my review also sorry it’s so short, also ive been inactive for a long time because I had a lot of things going on and personally couldn’t keep up with the pressure that I would put on myself but I’m slowly coming back.

Also thankyou so much to NetGalley and KCP Loft/Kids Can Press for sending me a e-copy.

Happy Reading

-Cezanne

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Review: The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

So since for all of October I only did Blogoween so I sadly couldn’t do any reviews, but its November now so be ready for lots of them. Today I’m gonna review The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzie Lee (the second book in the Montauge siblings series)

 


REVIEW OF THE LADY”S GUIDE TO PETTICOATS AND PIRACY BY MACKENZI LEE

 

y648 (2)So for those who don’t know, this book is the Sequel to The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.

“A year after a whirlwind of a grand tour with her brother Monty, Felicity Montague has returned to England with two goals in mind avoid the marriage proposal of a lovestruck suitor and enroll in medical school. However, her passion for medicine won’t be enough in the eyes of the administrators, who think only men are suited for science. But when a window of opportunity opens—a doctor she idolizes is marrying an old friend of hers in Germany. Felicity believes that he could change her future, but she has no money to make the trip. Luckily, a mysterious young woman is willing to pay Felicity’s way, so long as she’s allowed to travel with Felicity disguised as her maid. In spite of her suspicions, Felicity agrees, but once the girl’s true motives are revealed, Felicity becomes part of a perilous quest that leads them from the German countryside to the promenades of Zürich to secrets lurking beneath the Atlantic.”


 A Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy 5 🌟

Anyway if you’ve read the first book or want to, this review wont contain any spoilers. I read the first book during the summer and didn’t really enjoy it, which really surprised me because I had heard a lot of positive feedback on it. Anyway I saw this book on edelweiss (thank you so much to them for sending me an e-arc) and decided to read it and give this series a second chance and hope to enjoy it more than the first one.

I ended up loving up this book, it was everything I hoped The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue to be. It was funny and entertaining, also I  loved the LGBTQ+ rep in the book. Felicity was just such a good protagonist she was sassy, clever and quite realistic. I hate it when authors make very 1 dimensional main characters. I loved the little Monty/Percy moments we got during the book. The thing that made me decided to give this series a second chance, is that there are so many plot-twist and the book really has more to it that the synopsis would suggest.


 DISLIKES:

Even though I gave this book a 5/5 which it totally deserved. There are a few things that I wanted to talk about. THis is a very fast paced book so sometimes I got a bit confused but to be honest that happens to me in 70% of books. The other thing that is pretty related to this is that sometimes as I said it would be very fast pace while in other times it would drag on a bit, but it has a very big plot with many sub-plots so that makes sense


CHARACTERS:

Can we just talk about the golden trio right here Johanna/Sim/Felicity those three just stole the show they were each so different but all opinionated (which we love) sure at first they wanted to kill each other but they became quite good friends in the end. I just love how this set in the 1800’s but that it never stopped them.

Sim: We stan our feisty queen I have to say that I didn’t like her that much at first but by the end of the book she was an amazing character.

So I’m kinda to lazy to talk about everyone but they were all amazing characters expect for the antagonist.


Well that concludes my review of The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy it wasn’t one of my all-time favourites but for sure a 5 🌟 .

Happy Reading

-Cezanne

 

 

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October Wrap-Up

Hey guys, blogoween is over. I sadly didn’t make it too 13 post but I tried my best. Anyway I’m gonna kick off November with my October Wrap up. I didn’t read as many books as I wanted to in October but there is always November.


 

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Those are the books that I read this month

  1. The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy- 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟

2. A Very Large Expanse of Sea- 4.5 🌟🌟🌟


3.  This Mortal Coil- 3.5🌟🌟🌟


4. Everless- 3.8 🌟🌟🌟


5. Ace of Shades- 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟


6. Far From the Tree- 5🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I’m thinking of posting a review for a few of these books, but i’ll see. I don’t really have a November tbr but I’m hoping I can get some reading done. Well that’s it for my post, sorry that I posted this so late.

Happy Reading

-Cezanne

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Blogoween #12 (Top 5 non-horror halloween movies/tv-shows)

Hey Guy’s I’m back! And it’s Halloween!!! Sadly I didn’t get to 13 post (for blogoween) but hey I tried my best anyway for today’s prompt I’m gonna list my top 5 non-horror but Halloween movies and shows.

  1. The Nightmare Before Christmas

I love this movie so much. I’m always so confused if it’s a Christmas or a Halloween movie. But either way I think it’s a Halloween classic.

2. The chilling adventures of Sabrina

This is a new show that Netflix recently added for Halloween, I’m not done watching it but it’s pretty good so far.

3. Harry Potter and the philosophers stone

I had no idea some people considered this a Halloween movie but I’ll take any opportunity to watch Harry Potter.

4. Stranger Things

I love Stranger Things, I have to confessed I haven’t finished it but I still love it. Technically this isn’t Halloween related but I think it’s a really “eerie” show and fits in.

5. The Addams family

And for last I have to go with a classic “The Addams Family”.


Well those are my top 5 non-horror movies/shows. I hope everyone had a good Halloween.

Happy Reading

-Cezanne

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Blogoween#11 ( Halloween colours)

Halloween is tomorrow. So I’m gonna make my own prompt for today cause I’m too lazy to look for another one. I think that there is a lot of controversy about which are really the “Halloween colours”. Some people say its Orange, Black, Purple, Red, White and even Green. The first prompt that I did for blogoween was autumn covers so I thought I’d round it off by making a Halloween colour/cover post.


 

1. Green

In Halloween the colour green is associated with monsters, slime and ghouls stuff in general.

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Those are some of my favourite green covers and books.


 

2. Red

I feel like red is mostly associated with blood and vampires.

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I love all of these covers and they are some of my favourite books so I 100% recommend.


 

3. Orange

Honestly I have no idea why this is a Halloween colour, oh maybe pumpkins. But it’s always been put with halloween.

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I just finished Far from the tree and its amazing and I’m completely obsessed with the cover.


 

4. Purple

I always found that purple was always a witchy colour, you know? Like super mysterious

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I had to include Harry Potter.


 

5. Black

Black like the darkness and Death…thats morbid.

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I mean technically City of Ghost is grey-ish but whatever.


 

Well that’s it, I chose not to do white cause there aren’t a lot of white books, but I’m guessing that the white came from ghosts.

What is your favourite Halloween colour?

Out of all of these which cover is your favourite?

Happy Reading

-Cezanne

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Blogoween #9 (Quiz)

Hey guys for todays prompt, I’m gonna do bookwyrmingthoughts.com halloween quiz. I have 4 prompts left and 4 days so I’m gonna be on top of my game so I can finish Blogoween.

1. Would you rather be in:

  1. A cemetery surrounded by nothing else but tombstones.
  2. The forest in the dark of night.
  3. The bathroom mirror, the fireplace – you prefer being in any one place.
  4. The abandoned basement of an old house.

2. Your favorite monstrous food consists of:

  1. Brains… or blood for that matter. You’ll resort to cannibalism if you have to.
  2. Souls, because the thought of eating brains or blood isn’t enough to fulfill you.
  3. You don’t want blood, brains or souls – you prefer feeding on the fears of your victims.
  4. Nothing at all… who has time to eat when you’ve got spying to do!

3. Are you scary when you’re angry?

  1. Only when I show my teeth or claws and move closer to my victim.
  2. What, my shadow doesn’t look scary yet?
  3. Angry revenge is best served quiet.
  4. Anger? What anger?

4. You’re invited to a party. The first place you make a beeline to is:

  1. Straight out the door and into the dark.
  2. The wall, where you can observe the actions of the people around you.
  3. Where everyone gathers, so you can gather information about them by socializing.
  4. The most isolated place you can find – you don’t want to seem rude by leaving, but you don’t want to socialize unless you have to.

5. You have been given four places to sleep in. Where do you choose to spend the night?

  1. A coffin.
  2. In the trees.
  3. The most comfortable place you can find.
  4. Anywhere.

6. Someone came in and took your favorite book! What do you do?

  1. Sneak in and get it back.
  2. Demand the return of the book or you’ll make them feel sorry for taking it in the first place.
  3. Plot their death behind their backs quietly.
  4. Do nothing – you can always get another copy of the book if you don’t already have multiple ones.

7. You’re going on a trip around the world! Who do you take?

  1. Your family, because they are close and important to you.
  2. No one – you want to go about this journey alone.
  3. Your enemies, so you can pick them off one by one
  4. Everyone you can afford to bring with you.

8. In a group, you are most like:

  1. The Action Taker.
  2. The Observer.
  3. The Plotter.
  4. The Diplomat.

 

I got mostly b’s so I’m a Soul Eater…which makes sense. If you did the quiz what are you?

Happy Reading

-Cezanne

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Blogoween #8 (Barley Breathing, Forever Haunted)

Hey fellow booknerds!! I’m here for my 8th Blogoween. Also I have to do 5 more of these in 7 day Send help. But today’s prompt is all about books that left you emotionally crippled. I have so many of these, that this should be easy.


1. The Book Thief by- Markus Zusak

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If you don’t know me Hi hello. I’m obsessed with The Book Thief. It’s one of my all time favourite books. I love Markus Azusa is writing it’s so beautiful. This book crush my soul in approximately 10 million pieces. And I’m still not over it. I recommend this book like 1010%. The ending had me sobbing so did the movie which you should watch if you haven’t. It’s a historical Fiction story set in WW2.

 

 


 

2. Elenor and Park by- Rainbow Rowell

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This book BrOkE me. I don’t really know why, dont get me wrong, it’s an amazing book but it’s not one of my all-time favorites. I remember when I finished reading this book I was just sitting there for 5 minutes. The ending shocked me (I’m not gonna spoil anything) I just didn’t think that it would end this way.

 

 

 


 

3. The Hate U Give by- Angie Thomas

9780062498533_p0_v12_s550x406I almost forgot about this book and I’m almost mad at myself for it. THUG is amazing. It’s such an amazing book and If you haven’t read it. READ IT. this book was so impacting. I haven’t watch the movie yet (but I will soon (hopefully) but I’m just ready to be emotionally broken.

 

 

 

 

 


 

4. Blood for Blood by-Ryan Graudin

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Blood by blood left me emotionally scarred. I can’t spoil anything. Lets just say that I forgot that authors are trying to leave you emotianally scarred. I love the Wolf by wolf duology and all of Ryan Graudin’s  books and I can’t wait for the next one.

 

 

 


 

5. Harry Potter (5-7) by-J.K Rowling

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I mean, I had to put this on the list you know? I think HP broke everyone. I still get sad about the way it ended. Also tales of Grindelwald is gonna kill me. Cause I love all the characters so much and If one of them dies I dont know what I’m gonna do.

 

 

 

 


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Ya so those are my books that emotianally broke me. Which books left you emotianally crippled?

Happy Reading

-Cezanne