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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 #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 #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

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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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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