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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

Blogoween

Blogoween #10 (Halloween In A Fictional World)

Hey people!! Blogoween is almost over,  and It’s been really fun (a bit stressful at time) but overall fun. Todays prompt or yesterdays (im not sure) is which Fictional World you would want to spend Halloween in.


 

Ok so I’m gonna give the most used answer (probably) and…The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!!

 

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I mean that looks pretty cool right? I feel like Hogwarts is the #1 place to spend Halloween.

  1. It’s a castle!!
  2. There are actually ghost
  3. umm…YoU’rE a WIZARD
  4. The decorations
  5. The feast

Thats sounds pretty good if you ask me. I can’t think of any other fantasy worlds that would be really cool to be during Halloween, but I’ve been taking a break from fantasy and reading more mystery and contemporaries reads.


So I havent been able to do any reading updates lately so I thought of doing a small one.


Currently reading

1.Dear Evan Hansen

I started this book about 3 days ago, and it’s really good so far. I’m only 80 pages in so we’ll see how it turns out.

2.Furyborn

I was able to get my hands on an e-arc of it, because I didn’t own the book and I wanted to read it. Its amazing so far, I wasn’t so invested at first but in the spam of one chapter to another, I became invested.


Well that’s it for my mini reading update

What are you currently reading?

Are you excited for Halloween?

Are you dressing up for Halloween?

Which fictional world would you want to be in for Halloween night?

Happy Reading

-Cezanne

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Blogoween#4 (Book Spine Spells)

Hey Guys I have been super busy lately but I finally have the time to blog, so sadly I currently not at home so I don’t have my bookshelves so I can’t use my books for this prompt  but I’m gonna try my best. Today’s prompt is Book Spine Spells so in conclusion  you have to stack up your books in an order that allow the titles to create a poem. but you can only use horror/Halloween themed books. I’m not the best at poetry but I’m I’ll do my best.


  1. The shadows that lurk in the tree

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the darkest minds

are in a gathering of shadows

far from the tree

of nevernight

 

 


 

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2. The Circus of fire

 

the night circus

rises of fire

to this savage song

of the rebel waves

 

 


those are my poems, and I know that they are not all Halloween themed but I tried my best, also as a reading update I’m currently read the Lady’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, this Mortal Coil and a Very Large Expanse of Sea. I’m loving both The Lady’s guide…and AVLEOS, I’m enjoying This Mortal Coil, I want to see where it goes.

Well thats it! Hope you enjoyed my mediocre poetry and

Have You read any of the books?

If you did the challenge which books did you use?

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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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

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First Line Friday

Hey guys I was sick yesterday so I couldn’t post. I’m starting first line Friday t see if I like it so enjoy.


 

Round One….

  1. It’s a weirdly subtle conversation, I almost don’t notice I’m being blackmailed.

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It’s Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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I love this book it’s so cute and sweet. I was going to use another book but it was way to obvious.

Did you get it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Round two…

2. I’ve been locked up for 264 days.

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It’s Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

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Did you get it?

 

 

 

 


 

Round Three…(last round)

3. Its sunset, and the sky is aflame,not with clouds or dust, but with the iridescent feathers of a million genehacked passenger pigeons.

 

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It’s This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

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I havent read this book but I’m planning to read it before it’s sequel comes out (This cruel design)

Did you get it?

 

 

 


 

And that conclud’s this Fridays (first line friday) also tell me wich divider you like best for next time. If you got any of them let me know in the comments.

Happy Reading

-Cezanne

 

Top 4 Tuesday

TOP FOUR BOOKS THAT MADE ME CRY

Todays post is all about emotional books.

Do you cry in books??

YES. I used to never cry but then I started reading all these really sad books and now I’ll cry 50% of time. Sometimes I cry not necessarily in sad books but joyful ones. Anyway today for Top 5 Tuesday I’m gonna tell you guys the top five books that made me cry.

  1. The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

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This book made me cry soooo much. If you haven’t read this book….READ IT. Its tells an amazing story about racism, racial profiling, criminal injustice, and just what society has become. So in summary just GO BUY IT! no but seriously…go buy it. It’s actually is turning into a movie and it comes out Oct.19 (I’m pretty excited). Anyway this book was so emotional and it just shows everything she had to go through, I can’t say more (for spoilers) but I was crying a lot while reading this.

2. Eliza and her monsters by Francesca ZappiaImage result for eliza and her monsters

I love this book. Francesca Zappia is one of my all time favourite authors and I love her books. I really recommend her. This story is about Eliza who has anxiety and writes a very popular web comic called Monstrous Sea but nobody knows that she writes them and much prefers the online world. Until one day a guy called Wallace comes to her school and turns out to be a fanfiction writer for her comic. They slowly become friends and she breaks out of her shell until one day her secret is shared with the world and everything begins to fall apart. This story is centered around anxiety and how she deals with it. I have anxiety and this book really came to me when I needed it. I was left in tears at the end because I could  really relate to what she was feeling.  The ending is not particularly sad but I was crying a lot while reading it.

3. Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

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I’m actually currently reading this book and i love it. It’s about two teens who lost someone dear to them start writing letters. It all happens when Juliette (one of the main protagonist) writes a letter to her dead mom, Declan finds it, reads it and responds. They then star talking to each other through letters and email. I’m not done the book so I can’t say more but it’s a very sad book (in my opinion) and amazingly written. I cried cause you can feel the grief the two of them are carrying and if you’ve ever lost a family member then you can relate

4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling

I’m sure a lot of you have read Harry Potter and if you haven’t well that’s okay there is still time. but this book is incredible sad.

*SPOLIER WARNING FOR HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS*


This book was so sad I cried so much. My favourite characters in the whole Harry POtter series where the weasly twins and then fred diedddd!!!! I was so sad. Also Dolby died which was just cruel (#Dobbywillalwaysbeafreeelf), then Lupin deid, so did Tonks 😭😭 and Moody. UGH ITS JUST SO SADDDDD 😭😭


*SPOILERS OVER*

SO yeah that is one of the saddest books every so many good characters that passed away.


SO those wear my top 4 saddest books. THere are others and they are not in order but I hope you liked my post. What is the saddest book you have ever read?? Let me know in the comments.

Happy Reading

-Cezanne

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September New Releases

So today I’m gonna talk about NEW RELEASES! If you can’t tell I love new releases so since there are a lot this year. I’m just gonna give my September new releases for now.

  1. Two Dark Reigns by Kendrake Blake

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If you follow my blog then you know that actually haven’t read this series but somehow I’m still excited for this new release. Most probably because I really want to read it.

2. Rule by Ellen Goodlett

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This a young-adult fantasy/mystery series based around sisterhood and kingdoms, it’s giving me a bit of a Agatha Christie vibe which im totally down for cause I love mystery. I wont post the whole summary here but you can always go check it out on goodreads.

3. Wildcard by Marie Lu

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OH.MY.GOD. I’m really excited for this book, I actually just read Warcross and it blew my mind. I do have to say that it was a bit predictable but the whole concept was amazing. Again I wont put the synopsis for spoilers. But this a science-fiction/virtual-reality book and if you like those genres the I really think you should read it.

4. Vengeance by Victoria Schwab

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AFGMHDMHTDMRM!!! I cannot wait for this book to be released, I’m literally counting down the days (16-17 days left) btw (*depends when i post this). Sadly they didn’t give out any ARCs for Vengeance so I couldn’t find a picture but this is the first book, Vicious which if you haven’t read you should go read it. NoW. Go to your closest bookstore buy the book and read it!!!! Again I wont say the synopsis but its a adult-paranormal-fantasy. Also if you have read any of Victoria Schwab books please let me know in the comments.

So those are all my September releases if you have a book that you’re excited for , that  that I didn’t put on my list and comes out in September please let me know in the comments or if there’s any new releases that come out later that you’re excited for, also leave me a comment down below.

Happy Reading

-Cezanne

Book Reviews

Six of Crows: book review (spoiler-free)

Hey Guys I’m gonna kick off my blog with a book review of Six of Crows. Six of crows is quite a hyped YA (young adult) novel, it was released back in 2017 and is written by Leigh Bardugo.

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In summary Six of Crows is about Kaz Brekker one of our main protagonist who is a criminal prodigy and part of a gang called The Dregs . He then is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams, but he cant do it alone, he recruits 5 other members. Inej (A spy known as the Wraith), Jesper (A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.), Nina (A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.), Wylam (A runaway with a privileged past.), Matthias (A convict with a thirst for revenge). Together they find a way to break into “The ice Court” the most high security prison in Ketterdam, Six dangerous outcast. What could go wrong?

 4.0 – 4.5 🌟

· Before I get into this book review I would like to say a few things. This is a spoiler-free book review so don’t worry. Also If i do not like this book it’s not something towards you that is just my opinion.

 

I bought this book before I knew all the hype it surrounded it. Then when I looked it up on bookish instagram (bookstagram) I read a lot of reviews which were all between 4.5 – 5 /5. So i imagined that it was a pretty good book. Everyone has a book that they love even if sometimes they’re not as good as we think they are either because they hold something dear in our hearts or because you just really loved or connected to the book . Well reading  the reviews to Six Of Crows i imagined  that this book was going to change my life. A few months passed and I hadn’t read it up until about a month ago when i finally picked it up and read it.


If you don’t know Leigh Bardugo also wrote a trilogy called “The Grishaverse trilogy” it includes “Shadow and bone” “Seige and Storm” and finally “Ruin and RisingRelated image-lovely photo by carmensreadingcorner

Basically both “The grisha trilogy” and SoC take place in the same world i suggest you read “Shadow and Bone” first to grasp everything. Of course this is merely a suggestion you can dive right into SoC if you’d like. If you guys want a full review of the grisha trilogy please leave me a comment.


Back to the review; So I really liked the book I found that the plot was super interesting and the character-building was good, the dynamic and the feels of the book were on point, but there were a few things that bothered me; I found that sometimes it dragged on and yes the plot was very intricate,  but I felt they could have made it shorter in some areas. Next thing is that I was confused in some parts. It’s very likely that its me and has nothing to do with the book because I do tend to get lost in complicated plots but if you are like me, be careful. My last thing is that I found that some of the characters acted very mature and that maybe the book should also be advertised as an adult book but that’s my personal opinion.

Now why I rated it a 4~4.5 I personally overhyped myself for this book. As I was trying to explain before the amount of hype surrounding this book is excessive and I just expected the very best of best. Don’t get me wrong its a really good book but just not one that I’m currently obsessed over. Since I was setting my expectation very high I wasn’t enjoying the book and at the end felt disappointed when I should have been happy that I read a good book .If you decide to pick up this book my best suggestion is don’t expect too much. I know its hard to think about now that it’s in your mind but just relax and read. If you adore it well that’s amazing you found a new favourite book ,if you enjoyed it, well good for you, you finished another book!


So that’s my review if you liked it please go give it some love, and i’ll write a new post soon.

Happy reading

-Cezanne