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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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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 #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 #6 (Shapeshifter)

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Yayy! It’s almost Halloween and if you have seen my post you’ll know that I love Halloween, I might be my favourite holiday. The best part of Halloween is costumes and that’s what this post is all about, basically you have to let me know of some characters that you would like to dress up as.


 

  1. NEWT SCAMANDER

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I love Newt Scamander he is adorable and he’s my favourite character in Fantastic Beast, I think being newt is a super cool costume, its kinda hard to pull off (because of the coat) but an awesome costume. it’s a bit harder to do 

 


 

2. KELL MARESH

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I feel like this could be pretty simple, I put this on here because I love his coat, I mean wouldn’t be awesome that you had 1 coat the could book like 100? You would most probably need red hair which I don’t have  but you could just get a wig.

 

 

 


 

3. KATNISS EVERDEEN

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This is a pretty easy costume, you just wear leather and a black shirt/pants, of course the hard part of this costume is the bow but you could most probably find one at a Halloween store, and of course you can’t forget the classic mocking jay pin.

 

 

 

 


 

Well I can’t think of any other ones so that’s all for today,

Do you dress up for Halloween?

What are you’re favourite bookish costumes?

Happy Reading

-Cezanne

 

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Blogoween #3 (5 Characters that I’d Want During the Zombie Apocalypse)

Hey guys I’m back for my 3rd Blogoween prompt. Todays prompt is “They got my back” so in summary you have to pick 5 characters that you would want during the zombie apocalypse. I’m quite excited for this prompt, I have a few ideas but I’ll see who I pick in the end.


 

  1.  Guns/Crossbow Expert: 

Ohhhh that’s a tough one…I’m thinking maybe Katniss Everdeen (I just rewatched the Hunger Games). Yeah I would choose Katniss cause she survived the hunger Games twice (I think) I read it a long time ago. I would probably drag Peeta with us.

 

2. Knives expert  

Okay so I have been debating this, I have two options 1. Lola from Ace of Shades or 2. Inej from Six of Crows. Cause I love Lola she is one of my favourite characters in Ace of Shades…who am I kidding I love them allll!!!! now I want to reread the book. Anyway I’d brin the both of them?? No really i cant choose, I’ll just bring the both of them.

 

3. Hunter & Forager

It took me a while to think of a character but I’ve decided upon Hermione from Harry Potter. She’s not known for hunting but I bet she would know useful information about everything. Also she’s a wizard so she can be really useful

 

4. The Engineer

I have a few people, either David from the Shadow and Bone trilogy because he is l a genius and can make super metal, or Emika from Warcross so she could probably program anything. Yeah that’s all that I can think of at the moment.

 

5. The Doctor

For the doctor I decided to choose Nina Zenik from the SoC duology, She is a heartender and has a few healing powers, also she is badass and can help takeout any enemies.


5 Characters that I’d Want During the Zombie Apocalypse 

Well there you have it. I may have chosen more than 5 but I tried my best, i’m quite confident in my team.

Who would you want to be in the apocalypse with?

Happy Reading

-Cezanne

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September Wrap Up

Hey guys I’m back for my September wrap up. This month passed by super quick I started my blog a month ago. ALSO October = Fall = Halloween. I love Halloween and fall. Anyway back to the wrap up I didn’t read that many books as I usually do because school started and its killing me on the inside. But I did read quite a few ebooks


 

BOOKS

  1. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

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This was my second Rainbow Rowell book, I read Fangirl and fell in love with her writing. A friend has also recommended Eleanor and Park so I decided to pick it up and I was blown away, I loved this book .The ending had me shook, the romance wasnt my fave but still you don’t have to love it to enjoy this book.

 

 

2.  The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro

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This is the second book in the Study in Charlotte series. I read the first book in the series a while ago and I  really enjoyed it, sadly I didn’t enjoy the second book as much. I listened to this book instead of reading it and I think that’s why I didnt enjoy it as much. I’ll probably read the third one instead of listening to it.

 

 

3. The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

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4.5🌟 🌟🌟🌟

This book is totally not what I expected. I completely blew me away, It’s a science fiction book set in space but It’s not like any other science book I’ve ever read, I don’t even think you have to like science-fiction to enjoy this book. As I’ve said this before I’m being super vague but I don’t want to spoil anything. But i totally recommend.

 

 

4. Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

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I Loved this book, It was so sad and such a beautiful contemporary. I love the friendship in this book and how it didn’t feature romance as the main theme, I find this book expresses grief so clearly and realistically. You guys should check it out on goodreads

 

 

 

5 The Wicker King by K. Ancrum

 

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This book crushed my heart. I love the mentle heath rep in this book.  The romance in this book melted my heart. It was such an emotional book that just hits you so hard. I don’t know how else to explain it, but I’m totally gonna reread it.

 

 

 

6. What if its us by Becky Allbertalli and Adam Silvera

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I already wrote a review for this book so you can go check that out if you wanna see it. This was one of my most anticipated releases and It was worth the wait, I did think that it was a bit two predictable but I still really liked it.

 

 

 

7. The Last Wish of Sasha Cade

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3.5 🌟🌟🌟

So I have a lot of mixed feelings for this book, I was sent a e-copy of this on NetGalley.  I liked the book overral but I didn’t really  enjoy the romance I felt that it was force and too much of insta-love for me.

 

 

 

8. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

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I havent technically finished this book I have about 60 pages left but I’m probably gonna finish it tonight so I’m gonna put it in my wrap up anyway. I am loving this book I love the mentle health side of this book, I wasnt the hugest fan of John Greens other books but I’m really loving this one. I’ll probably put up a review when I’m done.

 

 

Well that’s it for Books I’m gonna do a little wrap up of all the movies I’ve loved before.

MOVIES

  1. Fantastic Beast

I rewatched fantastic beast earlier this month and  re-fell in love with it. I love Newt Scamander he is one of my favourite characters from the Wizarding World universe. I am so excited for Crimes of Grindelwald I cannot wait till Nov. 16th.

2. Infinity Wars

I re-watched Infinity wars cause I was in the mood, I am also a huge Marvel fan and well the movie made my laugh and cry at the same time

3. The Hunger Games

OH MY GOD…So I rewatched the hunger games because I was in the mood for a book to movie adaptation so I decided to re-watch it and I am now again Hunger Game TRASH I forgot how much I loved the movie. I love Peeta in the movie (FIGHT ME) ok so one of my best friends hates Peeta so we had a very long debate over who was better Peeta or Gale I think Peeta what do you think??

4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two

This movie crushed me as it did the fist few times I watched it. Honest I love the “Always” scene always hits me hard. It was an emotional experience and I was so happy to be back in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.


Well that is my september wrap up. What did you guys read/watch this month let me know in the comments.

Happy Reading

-Cezanne

First line fiday

First line friday

First Line Friday

 

Hey I’m back for another round of First line Friday. I will only do one round this time but best of look to all of you!

 

  1. Round 1

“Fate came for Dottie Epstein a year earlier, in the form of a call to the principles office.”

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Its…..

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

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I love this book its a great mystery/thriller.


SYNOPSIS: Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, he wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. “A place where learning is a game.” Shortly after the school opened, his wife and daughter were kidnapped. The only real clue was a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with the pseudonym, Truly Devious. It became one of the great unsolved crimes of American history. True-crime aficionado Stevie Bell is set to begin her first year at Ellingham Academy, and she has an ambitious plan: She will solve this cold case. But something strange is happening. Truly Devious makes a surprise return, and death revisits Ellingham Academy.  Someone has gotten away with murder


 

Thats it for today. Did you get it? If you did please let me know down in the comments.

Happy Reading

-Cezanne

 

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Top Four Tuesday

Hey guys today I’m gonna be talking about book to movie adaptations. I have to say I havent seen a lot of them but I’m gonna try my best.

 

  1. Love Simon — Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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I LOVED this movie. I think this is a great example of an amazing book to movie adaptation. They did change a few things which bothered me a bit. But still you have to cut some things when you make a movie.


*SPOILERS*

When I read the book I was 100% percent sure that Leah never liked Simon. But I saw the movie and was immediately confused. I then read Leah On the Offbeat and it might hint that she did like him. Anyway I’m really confuse if in anyone  knows what happened there please let me know in the comments.

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Anyway all in all I loved the movie. It even had some P!ATD and Harry Potter refences in there which I loved.

 

2. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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I was very excited for this movie. I watched it once and didn’t like it, I then re-watched it and fell in love. I have to say I enjoyed the book way more. I felt the book was very good it wasnt just another typical girl falls in love story. It still was, but there were all the other themes like coming of age and how she managed without a mother. Which the movie tried to show but in the end it very centered around the love story which makes sense cause in the end that’s what it’s about. I still loved it

 

 

 

 

3. Harry Potter (1-7) by J.K Rowling

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I could’t do this without mentioning Harry Potter. Technically it should be first or second but whatever, I love the Harry Potter movies. I think they really try to include everything and I loved that. I did not like that they made characters like Ginny very basic but they tried their best. My favourite movie has to be the 4th one. I don’t know why, but  yeah I think this one is pretty self explanatory.

 

 

 

 

4. The Book Theif by Markus Zusak

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I LOVE THIS BOOK. This book got me into reading. I think its amazing and If you havent read it (WELL… READ ITT!). I saw the movie a while ago but by what I remember I really liked it. It captured the nostalgia and sadness of this story. I don’t want to say more because of spoilers but I was left in tears.

 

 

 

 


And that completes Top Four Tuesday. I hope you liked my selection. There are many other good book to movie adaptations. and as I said I havent read/watched them all. What is your favourite book to movie adoption?

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What should I read next?

Hey guys didn’t really know what to post, I just finished “The loneliest girl in the universe” ( I will put up a review soon) and I don’t know what to read next so I’m writing this to hopefully get some inspiration.

So I’m just gonna put list some of the books that I might feel like reading with their synopsis.

  1. The Case For Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro

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The last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited  Sherlock’s genius but also his volatile temperament. There’s a tense energy from the moment they meet, but when a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances,  Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance.They are being framed for murder. *Synopsis for the first book A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE

I read the first book in this series and loved it. Then i listened to the second book and didn’t love it as much. I got my friend into this book and now she says that i have to read it because its amazing and to be quite frank i do want to read it.

2. The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X.R Pan

Image result for the astonishing color of afterLeigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird.
Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds up chasing after ghosts, uncovering family secrets, and forging a new relationship with her grandparents. And as she grieves, she must try to reconcile the fact that on the same day she kissed her best friend and longtime secret crush, Axel, her mother was taking her own life.

I have heard amazing reviews for this book and it sounds amazing. I originally say a review on A CLOCKWORK READER channel. I really want to read this book but it’s really long and I don’t have so much time now a days.

3. The Wicker King by K. Ancrum

Image result for the wicker kingWhen August learns that his best friend, Jack, shows signs of degenerative hallucinatory disorder, he is determined to help Jack cope. Jack’s vivid and long-term visions take the form of an elaborate fantasy world layered over our own—a world ruled by the Wicker King. As Jack leads them on a quest to fulfill a dark prophecy in this alternate world, even August begins to question what is real or notNo one expects a princess to be brutal. 

August and Jack struggle to keep afloat as they teeter between fantasy and their own emotions. In the end, each must choose his own truth

I have been wanting to read this book for over a year and I haven’t picked it up. It sound so amazing and PAPERFURY loves this book and the review’s for this book all sound so amazing.

4. And I Darken By Kiersten White

No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. An unseen sword hovering over their every move. Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. When they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion. But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty.

This book sounds so amazing. I love historical fiction. But I’m debating whether I should read it because its fantasy and im not really in a fantasy mood at the moment


So this is the end of the wierd post. I think I might end up reading The wicker King but I’m not sure. If you have any opinion on what I should read next, in this list or not comment down below.

Happy Reading

-Cezanne