[ARC Review] Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

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In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.

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Gotta Get Off That Hiatus

Goodbye blogging hiatus, Mariana is BACK! *kick the door open*

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Of course I’m not going be surprised if none of you is still here (although I’m  crossing my fingers and hope you are). It’s been 2 months. 2 HUMONGOUS MONTHS. 2 months of doing i-don’t-know-what stuff that stop me from touching the laptop and blog. And I feel EMPTY without all of this.

In short, I miss you guys. A LOT.

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Yep, because everyone of you deserve an (awkward) hug from me


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Bookstores & YA Lit in a Different Perspective

Hello guys!

Most love from Vietnam. Yeppity yes! As you know, I’m taking a vacation back in my hometown, Vietnam, and of course, one of the first place I visited was none but the local bookstore. TADA!!

So ya know, I was all excited and bouncy, because helloooo, BOOKS. But the most amazing thing is that I realized there are many differences between US’s bookstores and here in Vietnam, and it was just pure AMAZING.

So hop on and see what I found from my trip to the bookstore! (I’m actually mumbling “Little Einsteins Theme Song” to myself now😛 )

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Different Covers

Because duh, not like you guys wouldn’t notice that. I went to check out the Foreign Literature section, and the scene was a blast for my bitsy brain. It was so different and exotic and awesome and I thought I might faint from how awesome it is!

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If you noticed, the pile of Jenny Han’s books on the right is actually To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Although the style is still somewhat the same, seeing a different version IN OMG TOUCHABLE VERSION is wayyyy too cool. Also, the font. THE TITLE FONT!!
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Interview with Genevieve Cogman (author of The Invisible Library)

Howdy everyone!

Excitement is filling this blog, because here with me is a super duper awesome guest, GENEVIEVE COGMAN, the author of the amazing librarian spy series that I absolutely love (cue fangirling). Oh yes yes… I’m having a giggling fit from exhilaration here.

Also, did you know her book The Invisible Library is out TOMORROW in US?! Yeppie, US residents, get yourself a copy quick!

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Genevieve Cogman got started on Tolkien and Sherlock Holmes at an early age, and has never looked back. But on a perhaps more prosaic note, she has an MSC in Statistics with Medical Applications and has wielded this in an assortment of jobs: clinical coder, data analyst and classifications specialist.

Although The Invisible Library is her debut novel, she has also previously worked as a freelance roleplaying game writer. Genevieve Cogman’s hobbies include patchwork, beading, knitting and gaming, and she lives in the north of England.

Website | Goodreads | Twitter

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Hi Genevieve, thank you so much for stopping by. Firstly, congratulation on your release for the US Edition of The Invisible Library!

GENEVIEVE: Thank you very much!

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Spells of Blood and Kin: A Review

Book's Corner

Author: Claire Humphrey
Published Date: June 14, 2016
Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Magic
External Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
**I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This in no way can affect my opinion for the book and its content.

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In her extraordinary debut, Spells of Blood and Kin, Claire Humphrey deftly weaves her paranormal world with vivid emotional depth and gritty violence. Bringing together themes of death, addiction, and grief, Claire takes readers on a human journey that goes beyond fantasy.

When her beloved grandmother dies suddenly, 22-year-old Lissa Nevsky is left with no choice but to take over her grandmother’s magical position in their small folk community. That includes honoring a debt owed to the dangerous stranger who appears at Lissa’s door.

Maksim Volkov needs magic to keep his brutal nature leashed, but he’s already lost control once: his blood-borne lust for violence infects Nick Kaisaris, a charming slacker out celebrating the end of finals. Now Nick is somewhere else in Toronto, Continue reading

Around the World in YA Book Tag

Hi everyone!

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I’m currently typing this in an airport in Korea, waiting to transfer to my next flight (which is 3 hours from now. HALP) So I was thinking, hmm, since I’m traveling too, why not do this super duper cool tag Around the World in YA Book Tag.

I was tagged by lovely Lala @ LaLa’s Blog. Basically all I have to do is pick a few countries and share my favorite Young Adult books from/take place in that country. Which is a lot harder to do than I thought because I usually forgot the setting of books, and well, most books I read are fantasy. But yay, I got my stuff together and managed to some countries.

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Canada

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The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder

This book takes place in Toronto, and it’s the quirkiest mystery book I’ve ever read. It is hilarious and adorable and oh my did the cover look absolutely amazing.

Funny how I ended up with two copies of this book. I’m planning to host a giveaway with this and some other books soon…

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May 2016 Wrap-Up

Howdy guys! It’s Mariana.

May has come to an end, and boy it was fast. I can’t believe I’m stepping into summer already. I’m super excited for all of those hours of doing nothing beside binging on books & food. Mhmm… Yes please!

Anywho, back to the wrap up here…

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This Month Reads

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Okay guys, this may sound totally crazy and impossible, but I read the total of 41 books this month. I KNOW! That is a whole level of total absurdness.😄 But yes, I did that (or at least according to Goodreads, I did). That sounds absolutely crazy to me too…
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One Paris Summer: A Book Review

Book's Corner

Author: Denise Grover Swank
Published Date: June 7, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adults
External Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
**I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This in no way can affect my opinion for the book and its content.

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Most teens dream of visiting the City of Lights, but it feels more like a nightmare for Sophie Brooks. She and her brother are sent to Paris to spend the summer with their father, who left home a year ago without any explanation. As if his sudden abandonment weren’t betrayal enough, he’s about to remarry, and they’re expected to play nice with his soon-to-be wife and stepdaughter. The stepdaughter, Camille, agrees to show them around the city, but she makes it clear that she will do everything in her power to make Sophie miserable.

Sophie could deal with all the pain and humiliation if only she could practice piano. Her dream is to become a pianist, and she was supposed to spend the summer preparing for a scholarship competition. Even though her father moved to Paris to pursue his own dream, he clearly doesn’t support hers. His promise to provide her with a piano goes unfulfilled.

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Top 5 Friday: Book Trailers You Can’t Say “No” to

Hey guys! It’s time for another Top 5 post here at Book Is Glee, because, well, I think I’ve been neglecting this long enough. 😛

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Book trailers are short videos introduction to a book. It can come in many different forms: The authors could feature a scene from the book, show a clip of themselves speaking about their novel, or present a slide show relevant images and animated text.

So I am here today to present you my Top 5 most amazing book trailers that will leave you speechless with an impulse to run to the store and get that book immediately. Yes, they are THAT good!

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Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

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