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Top Ten Tuesday

1-) Youtube 

-Yes you guys, Youtube CAN be not book related! Shocking isn’t it!

2-) Ifunny 

-ALL OF THE MEMES AND GIFS!

3-) Netflix 

-Cause of all reading slumps. .

4-) Forever 21 

-If you guys didn’t know this about me, I’m a shopaholic. What can I say. I just really like clothes.

5-) Amazon

-I always find great deals on here.

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Spoilers…. WHY?

This past week I have been spoiled for so many books it’s ridiculous. Just this past Friday, I was in my school library browsing the bookshelves, per usual, and the book I was currently reading fell out of my backpack. There was a boy sitting at a table next to the bookshelves. He kindly picks my book off the floor, hands it to me, and spoils the ending. He obviously sees my book mark, but disregarded it and continues to tell me how wonderful the ending is . I have never truly been spoiled for a book and now I feel like I finally understand readers. This past week I have been spoiled for three books and two series. Not a fun time.

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Burn,Rewrite, or Re-Read

I was tagged by the amazing Eve over at Eve Messenger’s Other-Word-ly Endeavors. Thanks for tagging me!

The Rules:

  • Randomly choose 3 books you’ve read. (Use the ‘random’ option on your Goodreads “read” shelf.*)
  • For each group of three books, decide which book you’d burn, rewrite, or reread. (A lot like “Kiss, Marry, Kill.”)
  • Repeat until you complete three rounds (or five) 🙂

 

ROUND ONE:

Burn: X – I didn’t like how this story was being told in his present and his past.

Rewrite: Sea of monsters – This book was 5/5 stars and I loved it, but I had to pick between this book and Bloodline book five. I couldn’t do that since they are both from one of my favorite series so I said this book because i would like the MOVIE rewritten.

Reread: Silver Shadows – I read this book a little over a year ago. I want to read Vampire Academy and Bloodline series some time in the future.

 

ROUND TWO:

Burn: Thirteen Reason Why – I just didn’t like this book. I heard that this book is going to be turned into a TV show or movie. I will give it a try once it comes out. Hopefully it will be better than the book! I have a spoiler review: https://sabrinamarsibooks.wordpress.com/2015/10/05/13-reasons-why-review/

Rewrite: First Impression ( A Thousand Pieces of You Novella) – I just wish this book was longer 😦

The novella doesn’t have a cover.

Reread: Saint Anything – I LOVED THIS BOOK! I have read like two other books by Sarah Dessen and I didn’t really enjoy them because it was like I was reading the same book over and over. I felt like this book was different.

 

ROUND THREE:

Burn: Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone – This was so repetitive. For such a short novel it took me forever to get through.

Rewrite: It’s All Your Fault – This book had such an amazing premise. I read the first few pages in the library and really like it so I checked it out. The cover and the summary of the book itself is so misleading.

Reread: Jackaby – I plan on rereading this book anyway because I want to read the sequel and the last book comes out this year.

I TAG…

Charleigh @ Charleigh’s Book Nook

Jen @ myriadinklings

~ Even if I didn’t Tag you, Please do this tag! It’s so fun!

 

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Author Meet

So last month, I went to my first ever book signing / author meet. I read this author’s book last year and it was also on my top books for 2015. Her first book came out February 2014. It’s….

Courtney C. Stevens

You probably had no idea who I was talking about, but if you did kudos to you! My first author meeting was amazing and I will definitely be remembering it because the craziest thing happened. They were giving out free posters at the book signing , so I took one. When I got home I took picture of it and so I decided to put it up on my new Bookstagram (by the way if your not following me its https://www.instagram.com/sabrinamarsibooks/ ). When I uploaded the picture the most unexpected and surprising thing happened. Courtney liked my photo and followed me! SHE FOLLOWED ME! I couldn’t believe it. I loved how it felt to meet her because it felt like I already knew her.

Picture of Poster: https://www.instagram.com/p/BBs32W4DafI/?taken-by=sabrinamarsibooks

How was your first book signing / author meet? Have you ever been to one? If not who would like to go and see?

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Best Suggested Books You Loved/Hated

Best Suggested Books You Loved (books recommended to you)

Harry Potter by: J.K. Rowling

I distinctly remember the first day I saw this series. There was  this girl that was reading it in my sixth grade class and one day she asked the teacher if she could read a chapter to our class. The teacher allowed her to do so and the next day I went to my school library and checked Harry Potter and loved it.

Vampire Academy by: Richelle Mead

This series was recommend to me by a librarian at my local library and so I checked it out. I remember while reading this book I was reading another series that I was familiar with so when i started reading VA, I just wanted to read the other series. I got around page 160 in VA and it was ok, but when it was time to return it I did and just forgot about the book. Then a couple of months later I saw VA on Booktube so I went to the Library and checked it back out. I’m so glad I did because VA is now one of my favorite series.

Fault in Our Stars by: John Green

Just about everyone was reading this book, but I hadn’t heard about it until it was announced it was going to be a movie. Right when the movie cam out, I checked the book out from my Library and started it. One day I was in my room reading it and my amazing brother (sarcasm) walked in and saw me reading Tfios and he told me what happened at the end. I’m sure you guys and gals all know what i’m talking about, but just in case you someone hasn’t read the book I won’t say what happened. When he told me I didn’t believe it or him because he isn’t a reader and only reads if it’s for school. I thought he was just kidding, but then I got to the end and realized he spoiled me. He spoiled me! I was in denial, then shock, the I was just angry. Tfios was the first real book I was spoiled for. Before I was spoiled I was really enjoying it, but after I finished the book I hated it. Until this day I haven’t seen the movie or read any other John Green books and to be honest it’s because i’m scared while i’m reading the book someone is going to spoil me since there is already a movie for Paper Towns and there will be one for Looking for Alaska. That doesn’t mean I won’t read his books. I will…eventually.

The Duff by: Kody Keplinger

Another book to movie adaptation. This book was recommended to me by Goodreads. So I read this book in a span of two days because it wasn’t that long. This book wasn’t really my thing. I get how the book has a good message and how everyone is a “Duff”, but I just didn’t like this book. We book lovers all know the saying “The Book is always better than the movie”. Well, I liked the movie better than the book. The movie was so different and I actually liked them. I hated book Wesley with a passion. He was a complete jerk and I hate how Bianca always ran to him.

 

Thirteen Reasons Why by: Jay Asher 

Umm… I’m not even going to get into it. This book was sooo hyped and I literally have no idea why. I know Jay has another book out and I don’t want to not read it because I didn’t like this book. If any of you have read it can you tell me how it was in the comments? Thank you!

 

 

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Book Reviews

Red Queen

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Quartet: Book 1

Publication: Harper Teen

Goodreads Summary: This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.

The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.

That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.

Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.

But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart …

Review: This book was all over the book community around this time last year. As i was reading this book, i came to the realization that it wasn’t the most original and was filled with dystopian tropes. A lot of people didn’t enjoy the book because of this, but I couldn’t help,but love it. i like to look at all books separately and even if there were some tropes in the book, authors get inspiration from other books. This book was brilliant and I was surprised that it was Victoria’s debut.

Those last fifty pages had my heart pounding. I felt so betrayed and I couldn’t believe what happened. It felt like Victoria took my heart, threw it on the ground, and stomped on it. I recommend this book to all that like Dystopian. YOU need to read this book so we can discuss it in more depth!

~ I’m sorry my last few posts have been book reviews after book reviews, but I have gotten behind on them and one of my book resolutions for this year was to try and review all the books I read.

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Buy this here: http://www.amazon.com/Red-Queen-Victoria-Aveyard/dp/0062310631

Cruel Crown (Red Queen Novella) : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0062435345/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_2?pf_rd_p=1944687742&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=0062310631&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1K5YYW1K1PAFANATZF4F

Buy Book 2: http://www.amazon.com/Glass-Sword-Queen-Victoria-Aveyard/dp/0062310666/ref=pd_sim_14_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=413O3Q4HAzL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR107%2C160_&refRID=0BH73S2S2A1Q84J8GTPW

 

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A Thousand Pieces of You

Author: Claudia Gray

Trilogy: Book 1

Publication: Harper Teen

Goodreads Summary: Cloud Atlas meets Orphan Black in this epic dimension-bending trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray about a girl who must chase her father’s killer through multiple dimensions.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite’s father is murdered, and the killer—her parent’s handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows—including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul’s guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is far more sinister than she expected.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores an amazingly intricate multi-universe where fate is unavoidable, the truth elusive, and love the greatest mystery of all.

Review: This is the best book I’ve read so far this year. I loved, loved, LOVED the mystery aspect in this book. It added so much to the book. I loved Meg and almost all of the characters in this book. Out of all the books that I’ve read that have love triangles, this is the first book where I want the main character to be with the person that they aren’t with. I’m not worried though because it’s only the first book.

P.S. This book has the most beautiful cover EVER .

Rating: 5/5

Buy This Here: http://www.amazon.com/A-Thousand-Pieces-You-Firebird/dp/0062278967

Book 2: http://www.amazon.com/Ten-Thousand-Skies-Above-Firebird/dp/0062278991/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=17GPK9STNDWH9BBJENKR

 

 

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Kiss of Deception

Author: Mary E. Pearson

Trilogy: Book 1

Publication:  Henry Holt

Goodreads Summary: A princess must find her place in a reborn world.

She flees on her wedding day.

She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor’s secret collection.

She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.

She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.

The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can’t abide. Like having to marry someone she’s never met to secure a political alliance.

Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.

Review: I loved this book from page 1. I loved Lia, Pauline, Rafe, Kaden, and everyone. This book would have been a solid 5/5 stars if I hadn’t been searching for the plot twist right in the beginning. When this book first came out, I had seen a lot of spoiler free book reviews talking about the book saying that it had one of the biggest plot twists ever. When I had found who the assassin and prince were it wasn’t as big as I thought it would have been even though the whole book was leading up to this reveal. No, i didn’t guess who it was and it wasn’t that i didn’t care because I really was enjoying the book. i think the hype ruined the experience of this book for me. my expectations were too high. Don’t worry! I will definitely be reading the sequel because I need to know what happens. I’m just waiting to read it closer to the third books release date.

Rating: 4/5

You can buy this book here: http://www.amazon.com/Kiss-Deception-Remnant-Chronicles/dp/1250063159/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454876330&sr=8-1&keywords=kiss+of+deception

Book 2: http://www.amazon.com/The-Heart-Betrayal-Remnant-Chronicles/dp/0805099247/ref=bseries_primary_1_0805099247

Pre-order Book 3: http://www.amazon.com/The-Beauty-Darkness-Remnant-Chronicles/dp/0805099255/ref=bseries_primary_1_0805099255

 

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Life Update

Hi Guys! I know I have been gone for about three weeks and the truth is I don’t really have a reason . Is there such thing as a blog slump? If so I think I’m in one because there have been so many times were I had come and sat down to write,but had no ideas. So that’s why I really haven’t been motivated to blog. If you guys have any blog ideas or suggestion please leave them in the comments below  . Don’t worry I will back to blogging regularly in a few days. Thanks!

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THANK YOU!

DEAR FELLOW BLOGGERS,

I recently just hit 50 followers on this blog because of YOU! I want to thank each and everyone one of my followers and occasional visitors. You guys have made my experience here in the book blogging community unbelievably tremendous. I made this blog to talk and fangirl about books with people who would understand and I have found my people. It’s insane that FIFTY people follow me and all I do is talk about books. FIFTY PEOPLE. I would just like to say THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for following, commenting, and just reading my blog posts. I love every single one of you and again Thank You.

Your Friend,

Sabrina Marsi

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