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I love reading books, especially dystopia, sci-fi and (YA) fantasy. I also love graphic novels and comics.

#5 - Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets by J.K Rowling and Jim Kay

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Illustrated Edition - J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay

I don't kow how many times I've read Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, I can't keep track. But I know it's my second time reading this edition in anticipation of the 3rd one that I got for Christmas. I'll read it next month and I can't wait, it's so beautiful.


As always, it was Harry Potter so I totally enjoyed it.


#4 - Lola and The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Lola and the Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins

My theme for this month was second book in a series. I received this book for Christmas and I desperately needed a contemporary romance to take my mind off things. It totally worked and I ended up loving the book.


This is the second book in the Anna and the French kiss series, but you can totally read it even if you have not read the first one, as this book focuses on other characters. Nonetheless, you get a bit of Anna and St. Clair from the first book which was totally amazing, but you could read it without knowing them first.


Lola’s parents do not approve of her older rock star boyfriend Max (who is totally badass but kind of a jerk) and she is determined to show them he is the one until she starts wondering if he really is.


I loved everything about Lola, she is funny and has a strong personality, she knows what she wants (or at least she thinks she knows what she wants) and she wants to make the most out of everything. I also loved the fact that her family was really present in the story, something (you all know) seems to be missing in most YA books.


It was in all a cute coming-of-age story and I recommend it!

#3 - Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Unravel Me - Tahereh Mafi

This is my second read of this book and I totally fell in love again with it. Tahereh Mafi has such a unique way with words I totally adored it. I decided to mark the pages with beautiful quotes but I had to stop because I did it with every single page (if you follow me on Instagram, you know I'm all about Unravel Me quotes these days). Mafi's writing style is quite different from what I usually read and I just loved it.


The story was interesting as well, but it is definitely not what captivated me most about the book. I remember reading it the first time and starting to kind of like Warner a bit and starting disliking Adam (a lot). Now, it’s just all about Warner (I mean, come on, he’s such an amazing sexy villain).


I also remember disliking Juliette a lot. Yes, she is annoying and just complaining all the time, but I have to admit I think I’ll definitely be like her if I was in her shoes. She is also determined to help those she loves, even if she sometimes makes really bad decisions, her intentions are true. I admire her a lot now and I can’t wait to read more about her in the next trilogy.


I’ll re-read Ignite Me next month and I’m so excited about what is to come!! I’m so happy I decided to re-read this series, it’s a great way to start 2018!

Loneliness is a strange sort of thing.
It creeps on you, quiet and still, sits by your side in the dark, strokes your hair as you sleep. It wraps itself around your bones, squeezing so tight you almost can't breathe. It leaves lies in your heart, lies next to you at night, leaches the light out of every corner. It's a constant companion, clasping your hand only to yank you down when you're struggling to stand up.

Tahereh Mafi - Unravel Me


#2 - The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee

The Dazzling Heights - Katharine McGee

The Dazzling Heights is the second book in The Thousandth Floor series (book 3 is coming out in August). I read the first book in November and really enjoyed it. Book 2 did not disappoint either!


The book was built like the first one and it is something I really enjoyed. It is different from most trilogies where the book in the middle is often meeh because it’s just the middle of the story and nothing really happens. It was not the case at all in this book, the structure plays a really important part and I guess the third book will be built the same. At the beginning, you understand that someone died but you don’t know whom and you discovered it only at the end. I loved this concept.


I can’t tell a lot about this book without spoiling you the first one, so if you have not read it yet and don’t want to be spoiled, don’t read this review any further.



Did you honestly guess who was going to die? I had no idea. I could not make any assumptions and when I discovered it was Mariel I was a bit shocked to be honest. I knew it would not be Leda because it would have been too obvious, but I did not expect it to be Mariel. I hope we will get more of her in the third book, in a sort of flash back or something to know what she was up to during the book.


I shipped Leda and Watt SO HARD at the beginning of the book so I was really happy by the development. I think they are so perfect for each other. I enjoyed all their scenes.


Calliope is really something. I totally adored the introduction of her and her mom, I think they were amazing characters and they complicated things even further, which was great.


I did not particularly enjoyed Avery and Atlas in this book. I liked them in the first one, but I did not particularly cared about what happens to them at this point.


Rylin’s storyline was a bit less interesting as well in this book, I would have liked more development with Cord; they barely spoke at all during the whole book. But I liked the fact that she got to know Leda a little bit more, I think they could be great friends.


I really can’t wait for book three because the ending was not enough! Everyone discovered so many things at the end and you don’t even know their reactions to those revelations. You also know who died but you have no idea how it happened (well I have my theories but we’ll see). It was a really great book and I think this series will be one of my favourites.


#1 - Delirium stories by Lauren Oliver

Delirium Stories: Hana, Annabel, and Raven - Lauren Oliver

I first read Delirium in 2014 and had wanted to read this collection of novellas ever since. I'm glad I did because it was a nice addition to the series. However, I guess I should probably have re-read the series first because I had forgotten so many things about this world. I remember really enjoying the Delirium series and I just add it to my "re-read TBR"!


It was refreshing to see from other characters' perspectives and I know what happened here were important events from the original series but I just did not remember a lot.


It was a pleasant and short first read of the year!

December Wrap-Up

I read a total of 4 books in the month of December, including one re-read (Shatter Me).


5 stars:


Horizons (Phobos #4) - Victor Dixen  Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda - Becky Albertalli  


3 stars:


Shatter Me  - Tahereh Mafi  Outlander - Diana Gabaldon  


I really enjoyed Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda and I can't wait to watch the movie. Has anyone already seen it?


Thanks for reading,





Happy 2018 ! My year in books + 2018 goals


2018 is oficially here! 2017 was incredible for me: I finally got my own car, I went to Middle Earth (well, Switzerland but I swear it felt like Middle Earth), I met my favourite author, my boyfriend proposed to me, I left Europe for the very first time to visit the US and I met many wonderful people. Of course, I also read a lot of amazing books!


2017 was also full of sad events, but it is just how life is and I try to focus as much as possible on the good sides and I am so grateful for many things in my life.


According to Goodreads,

I completed my challenge of 60 books. 

I read 83 books and 34,133 pages.


Most read author of 2017: Sarah J Maas (I re read the entire Throne of Glass series)

Favourite author I discovered this year: Brandon Sanderson

Favourite series I started/finished this year: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor


I did not completed all the challenges I planned for 2017, but pretty much (here is last year post if you are interested)! I managed to post a review for each book I read and it really is an accomplishment, I'm proud!


So, my reading plans for 2018 are as follow:


I want to read 80 books. Maybe I won't, but my 2017 challenge was too realistic and I knew I would surpassed it, so a bit more ambitious this year. However, I won't make a list of books I want to read in 2018. I already said it last year, but I really want to read just what I feel like reading, which means no TBR. I won't even make TBR at the beginning of each month because I feel like it's too much pressure. I just want to enjoy this year! Wedding requires a lot of planning and I feel like it will take a lot of my time, which is great. I want reading to be as relaxing as possible for 2018, which should always be the case :)


I hope you had a wonderful 2017 and that 2018 would be even beter. I hope you got to spend time with your loved ones, your friends and your pets of course! I wish you all the best Bookish friends, you don't know how important you can be to me, even if I don't know any of you that much. Getting the opportunity to share my bookish experiences with you is amazing. When I feel sad or lonely, I know reading your posts, reviews and comments will cheer me up. It may seem silly to non-Boolikes people, but I know you understand :)


Thanks for reading,






#83 - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander  - Diana Gabaldon

I’d been wanting to read this book for ages and I’ve had it on my shelves for more than a year. I finally decided to read this monster and it took me an entire month to do it. It was really a great and interesting read nonetheless.


I loved the historical references in this book and the differences between how Claire and Jamie see the world; they come from completely different times. It was interesting to see Jamie changing his opinions about things thanks to Claire, but also the other way around. We often think we have evolved from our ancestors but we have many things to learn from them still. I’m not particularly fond of time travel but it was not that important in the book (weel, it’s the main theme of the book but it is not too dominating) (And I just noticed I wrote weel instead of well, which is my next topic about the book).


I took me ages to read it because it’s huge, but also because I was not used to Scottish language. I’m not a native English speaker, my first language being French, so I really had some difficulty understanding the dialogues at first. But then I got used to it and I was so invested in the book that I started to write words the way they are written in Outlander (I mainly use English at work). It was a really fun experience!


I did not particularly like the romance between Claire and Jamie at first; I thought it was going way too fast. But then I found that their relationship (and not only the sexy times) was really developing into something strong and it was interesting to read about it (the sexy times were interesting as well).


I’m not going to develop too much because this book is way too long and too full of interesting developments and I don’t have a lot of time (I really want to post this before the New Year). In brief, I enjoyed how realistic this book was, with a lot of humor and also a lot of not so funny events. I definitely recommend it.

Favourite 10 books of 2017

The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy) by Taylor, Laini (2012) Paperback - Laini Taylor Traitor to the Throne - Alwyn Hamilton Horizons (Phobos #4) - Victor Dixen The Final Empire. Mistborn Book One - Brandon Sanderson A Court of Wings and Ruin - Sarah J. Maas The Crown's Game - Evelyn Skye Warcross - Marie Lu The Upside of Unrequited - Becky Albertalli Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail - Cheryl Strayed

Out of the 82 books I read (hopefully 83 if I manage to finish Outlander before the end of the year), those were my favourites (well, I took all my 5 stars read of 2017 and chose 10 out of those, it's not really a scientific rating):


1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: because this book was EVERYTHING. You need to read it if you haven't yet.


2. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor: and the whole trilogy. I totally enjoyed this unique universe with those amazing characters, a must read!


3. Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton: just WOW! This series is just so important for me, I love this world.


4. Phobos4 by Victor Dixen: this is the last book in my favourite series of 2016. This conclusion was epic.


5. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson: I just can't understand how I had never read Sanderson before this year. He is such an amazing author and I can't wait to discover more of his work.


6. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas: well, this series is one of my favourite of all time and this book did not disappoint.


7. The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye: I love this series full of Russian magic. I fell in love with the author's universe.


8. Warcross by Marie Lu: because, Marie Lu + video game = perfection.


9. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli: a beautiful book with a strong message. This book made me open my eyes.


10. Wild by Cheryl Strayed: I think it is the first time ever a non-fiction book is on my top 10. But this was such a great experience, I had to include it.


What were some of your favourite books this year?


Thanks for reading,



#82 - Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (re-read)

Shatter Me  - Tahereh Mafi

I first read this book in 2015 and decided to re-read the entire series in anticipation of the fourth book (Restore Me is coming out in March).


I did not especially enjoy my first reading of this book; I had troubles with Juliette, the main character. However, my second read was so much better, I really enjoyed getting back into this amazing world. Knowing what is going to happen next, I was more interested in some characters that I did not pay too much attention during my first read. The different relationships were much more interesting now that I know… It is still not my favourite book of the series, but it was great.

#81 - Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda - Becky Albertalli

I decided to pick up this book after having heard nothing but good things about it. I had already read The Upside on Unrequited by Becky Albertalli and so I had to read Simon (with the movie coming out soon and everything). I bought this on Audible with my credit on the month.


There is just so much cuteness in this book you will want to cry of joy all the time. I think it was such a beautiful story written in a unique way. You cannot help but love Simon, he is an incredible young men. The plot was simple but beautiful, the writing was amazing, the characters were complex and diverse and the pacing was perfect. I don’t know what more to say, it was such a great read.


Also, this book is important and has beautiful message. I love the fact that Simon thinks straight people should also do their coming out, it was a really clever thing to introduce in the book. Where I live, homophobia is not that present, or should I say people think it is not? Every time I hear people making jokes about gay people I cringe. They’d tell me “it’s just for fun, I don’t have a problem with gay people” and they don’t see how wrong this sentence is. It really made me think a lot about this problem in our society and makes me realize that you can still learn every day.


Again, Becky Albertalli managed to write a meaningful book that makes you think a lot without even realizing it. When you read it, you just enjoy the cuteness of it all, and then it made you think about what is wrong with the society.


I recommend this (and I can't wait for the movie)!

Square 12 completed!

Horizons (Phobos #4) - Victor Dixen

Square 12: December 23rd  - Festivus / Saturnalia ends (begins 17th) 



Book themes for Saturnalia: The god Saturn has a planet named after him; read any work of science fiction that takes place in space: I decided to read Phobos for this one. It does not really take place in space, but rather back from space and the whole book is based on this journey. So I guess it's ok? :)



#80 - Phobos 4 by Victor Dixen

Horizons (Phobos #4) - Victor Dixen

I started this series last year and I was dying to have the last book in my hands. Now I'm just really sad this series is over because it is one that will stay with me for a long time. It is the kind of series I am obsessed about and will want to know everything there is to know about the world, the characters etc. Which means searching extra content on the internet etc. I don't do that for a lot of series so it makes it extras special to me.


Furthermore, this is a French series. As you may know, French is my mothertongue but I tend to read more in English (first of all because there is way more content available in English than in French and I prefer to read in VO than to read translations. In addition, YA in French often sounds childish to me, I don't know how to explain that. However, it was not the case with this series; it was incredibly well written and I enjoyed that a lot.) Those books are not available in English (only in French, Dutch and Polish) for the moment, but it will be in the future (2018), if you are interested!


So Phobos is a sci-fi YA series about teenagers going on Mars for a reality show. 6 girls and 6 boys are chosen among the different ethnicities on earth and send there to build a new society. On the way there (6 months in a spaceship), boys and girls are separated, but they can meet in speed-dating sessions. At the end of the journey, they decide whom they will marry once they arrive on Mars. Of course, everything won't go easily and our pioneers will meet a lot of obstacles.


Without spoiling the story for you (and the first three books of the series), this last book shows how to try to take back your life after something bad happened to you and how to deal with celebrity as well. It was so interesting and a bit darker than the other books in in this series. I may write a review in French soon, if I find the time. I think this series deserve a lot of love. I really enjoyed it!

#79 - Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling (Slytherin Edition)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Slytherin Edition - J.K. Rowling

No need to write another review about this book, I have read it a million times (Goodreads says 4, but it is way more than that). I just wanted to mention this edition because it is a cool one. Well, if you love collecting books (and I guess many of you here do) it's great, other than that, there are not a lot of bonus contents (still, you get some cool stuff about your favourite house!).


This is the Slytherin edition and at the beginning, you get different stuff about this house. Like the characteristics, the ghost etc. There is also a list of important wizards and witches of this particular house. Plus, it is extremely pleasing to the eye.

I would like to have all the house editions because I really enjoy collecting Harry Potter books, but of course, I got the Slytherin one first.


I definitely recommend this edition, it would also make a great present (I’m actually giving one myself this year, but I won’t tell to whom just in case that person is reading. I don’t think so but you never know)

Square 7 completed!

The Thousandth Floor - Katharine McGee

International Human Rights Day (10th) / St. Lucia’s Day (13th)  

Read a book set in New York City, or The Netherlands (home of the U.N. and U.N. World Court respectively). 




For this one, I chose to read The Thousandth Floor that takes place in NY (in 2118 right, but it is still New York City!) I posted my review last weekend if you want to read my thoughts about it. 


I did not complete any task for this square though (or not yet anyway ;)).

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