Review: Beartown by Fredrik Backman

33413128Beartown by Fredrik Backman (Björnstad, #1) translated by Neil Smith
Publication Date: April 25th, 2017
Rating: 5 Stars
Genre: Contemporary, Fiction, Sports – Ice Hockey
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Goodreads Summary
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true.

People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever-encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals, and they actually have a shot at winning. All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Could Re-Read Forever

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the Broke and Bookish and hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

Happy Tuesday everyone. I hope the week has been kind to you so far. This week, we are talking about our go-to books. We all have those books that we can never get enough of. I love re-reading books. I think there are so many merits to re-reading, but the main reason for me is that familiarity. Re-reading is like meeting up with an old friend and reconnecting once again after years or months apart. Here are the books I could read forever.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Books of 2017

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

This week is all about the best of the year. Now, my reading preferences have been all over the place this year. There’s been a shift in the most read genre category and I’ve been facing a bit of a slump. However, these books are the ones that stood out the most to me and the ones I’d happily go back and re-read. Here are my top 10 favourite books of 2017.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Best Reads of 2017 so far

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

2017 has been a bit of a slumpy reading year. I’ve only read 18 books so far and quite a few of those were re-reads. So, instead of picking my top 10 books of the year so far, I’ve decided to narrow the list to my top 6 books.

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Review: The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

25526307The Winner’s Kiss (The Winner’s Trilogy #3) by Marie Rutkoski
Publication Date:
March 24th 2016 by Bloomsbury Children’s 
Rating: 5 Stars
Genre:
Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance.
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Goodreads Summary
War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it with untrustworthy new allies and the empire as his enemy. Though he has convinced himself that he no longer loves Kestrel, Arin hasn’t forgotten her, or how she became exactly the kind of person he has always despised. She cared more for the empire than she did for the lives of innocent people—and certainly more than she did for him.
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Review: The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

23276983The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski
Publication Date:
March 12th 2015 by Bloomsbury Children’s (UK)
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre:
Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance.
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Goodreads Summary
Lady Kestrel’s engagement to Valoria’s crown prince calls for great celebration: balls and performances, fireworks and revelry. But to Kestrel it means a cage of her own making. Embedded in the imperial court as a spy, she lives and breathes deceit and cannot confide in the one person she really longs to trust …

While Arin fights to keep his country’s freedom from the hands of his enemy, he suspects that Kestrel knows more than she shows. As Kestrel comes closer to uncovering a shocking secret, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth.

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Review: A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab

32200595A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V. E. Schwab
Publication Date:
February 28th 2017 by Titan Books
Rating: 5 Stars
Genre:
Adult, Fantasy.
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Goodreads Sum
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Witness the fate of beloved heroes – and enemies.

THE BALANCE OF POWER HAS FINALLY TIPPED…
The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise.

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