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Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Love An Update On

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Today’s Topic is: : Characters I’d Love An Update On (Where are they now that the book is over?)

1.) Sadie – Courtney Summers

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Okay, everyone who read „Sadie“ will know why I so desperately want an update on the characters in this book! Especially a certain one!!! XD I won’t spoil anything but I NEED an update on this!!! Or maybe an entire sequel? A short story?! An epilogue? A short paragraph? Breadcrumbs!? Literally ANYTHING will do!!! Please??!! *makes huge puppy eyes*

2.) If This Gets Out – Sophie Gonzales & Cale Dietrich

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I loved this book so damn much because it had everything I love in books: Found family, a LGBTQ rep, band life, music, forbidden love, fandoms, etc. and even more important it had Ruben & Zach!!! I had the feeling that their story was actually just beginning by the end of the book and I’d totally love to get an update on their relationship and how things worked out! I’m so curious!!!

3.) The Queen of Nothing – Holly Black

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After the ending of „The Queen of Nothing“ I can’t help but wonder what Jude and Cardan and their crazy family are up to. I mean ahhh this has so much potential! Holly Black could write 3 more books and I’d read them all! I’d really love to know where all the character stand now and what happened to them. If they found love, who they hooked up with, what their everyday life looks like… So many possibilities!!! XD

4.) Kingdom of Ash – Sarah J. Maas

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I loved the ending of „Kingdom of Ash“ and it was one of the best endings of a series I ever read but I really would love to get even more. *lol* That’s a true fan right there, always thirsting for more. Haha! ;-P Anyway! There were so many ships and I wish I could have watched them all sail! Like, I mean…  ARAAFKADSKFASFAKSFHASKDFHASDFKSAFHAKSDFHAKSDF! That certain ship!!! ARGH!!!

5.) The Kingkiller Chronicles – Patrick Rothfuss

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Haha! Okay I’m joking! Or well, no, actually I’m not! I’m damn serious! I really want to know what happens with Kvothe and since we never got that long promised 3rd book (I’ve been waiting for YEARS, Pat!!!) I just want to know… I mean… I really…. I JUST WANT TO KNOW, okay?! *lol*

6.) Red, White & Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston

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Why does it always feel like the real story just began when I read standalones? RWARB is another example of I really would have loved to get a second book just to see how the characters and their relationships develop over time. I mean there are so many unanswered questions and potential side-character ships. XD The curiosity is killing me! XD

7.) Lockwood & Co – Jonathan Stroud

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There were 5 books of „Lockwood & Co“ and I would have read another five books if Jonathan Stroud would have decided to write them. Seriously this series was so good! I’d love to know what Lockwood, George and Lucy are doing now. I mean I’m pretty sure they grew up and I so would have loved to see that! Did their agency grow, are they still working on cases? Also the relationships: I would love to see what happened!

8.) The Raven Cycle – Maggie Stiefvater

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My precious Raven Boys!!! What are they up to, did they graduate? Are they still in contact? Did Blue and Gansey travel around the world? What happened with Blue’s mum and her love interest? Is Henry with Gansey too?! I would ask all the same questions about Ronan and Adam but since „Call Down The Hawk“ exists I don’t have to ask them. *lol*

9.) Captive Prince Series – C.S. Pacat

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The last book ended so abruptly and the short story I got was amazing but I just need more!? I want so much more of Laurent and Damen! I want to know if they ever got kids, what happened in the years after, if they married and got their happily ever after?! But I guess since this series is finished and over I will just have to wonder for the rest of my life. xD Ahh just a little bit more of Laurent and Damen! ❤

10.) Autoboyography – Christina Lauren

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I read this book in 2017 and the ending was so hopeful and sweet but …. it was an ending! *lol* I wanted so much more and I still wonder what happened after it. You know, I’m just beginning to realize that I always miss closure in my books. XD If they are standalones you can bet there might be a slightly if not total open ending and I just can’t deal with them! T_T I’m way too curious for my own good. >_<

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So what about you? Which bookish characters would you love to get an update on? Do we have some in common? Am I the only one who has problems with open endings and always wonders what my favourite characters are doing now?!

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always take care and stay healthy and safe! ❤

*hugs’n’kisses*

Sig.V.Ronan

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Top Ten Tuesday: Halloween Freebie – 10 Spooky Books I Want To Read!

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Today’s Topic is: : Halloween Freebie (So today we got a freebie and I decided to write about 10 spooky books that made me curious and which I want to read! XD)

1.) „Mexican Gothic“ by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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I finally got this from my library and even though it’s almost the end of October I still want to read it! I might finish it after Halloween but I’m sure that won’t take away any of my enjoyment! XD And for everyone who never heard about „Mexican Gothic“ before: It’s a book about a girl that gets a letter from her cousin who just married an English man and asks for the MCs help! Apparently strange things happen at their house and it’s full of secrets. Sounds mysterious and right up my alley!

2.) „The Guest List“ by Lucy Foley

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I think everyone and their grandma already read this so I decided to jump on the hype train and to read it soon! One year too late but we all know I’m a snail! ;-P What makes this book interesting for me is the murder mystery on a deserted island. I can never resist those and of course you can bet that I’ll try to solve the murder in this as well. *lol*

3.) „Afterlove“ by Tanya Byrne

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A book about fierce girl reapers that collect the souls of the dead until they can make their way to the afterlife and a f/f star-crossed love story on top of it? Do I really have to say more? Nope! I don’t think so! The cover says it all and I’m so here for it!

4.) „Shade“ by Chad Nicholas

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So many of my fellow BookTubers raved about this and by now I’m so curious that I put it on my TBR. „Shade“ is a psychological thriller about a serial killer and the people that try to stop him. I really don’t know more about the book than that but the excitement of other reviewers was so strong that I just can’t help but want to read this. It sounds very intriguing and complex and as we all know I love books like that. XD

5.) „The Wicked Deep“ by Shea Ernshaw

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This book has been all over my feed for years and the plot sounds super interesting. I mean three sisters that were sentenced to death because they were believed to be witches and that now return every year in order to steal the bodies of 3 young girls to do… Well, to basically lure boys into the harbor and to drown them in cold blood. Sounds like a perfect Halloween read to me! Plus I love myself some nasty witches! ;-P

6.) „The Sullivan Sisters“ by Kathryn Ormsbee

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Okay, so first of all I’ve to declare that I’m in LOVE with this absolutely stunning cover! Like seriously! ❤ This said, this is a story about three sisters that couldn’t be any more different even if they tried and that have more secrets than they need. But then, just before Christmas, a letter about a dead uncle they had no clue existed arrives and apparently he even left an inheritance for them. A possible murder, a family mystery, three sisters. This book seems to have it all! Give it to me! =)

7.) „Empire of the Vampire“ by Jay Kristoff

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It’s about VAMPIRES and Jay Kristoff wrote it! So how am I supposed to say no to this?! *lol* But seriously this book sounds great and I can’t wait to read Jay’s take on vampires. I bet this is going to be super dark and bloody and very, very adult! So yeah! I’m ready! Bring it on, Jay! ;-P

8.) „The Cavern“ by Alister Hodge

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A sink hole that uncovers a mysterious cave system and an expedition to explore it? Ahh this sounds so damn intriguing! And as if we wouldn’t already have to deal with the pressure of being underwater (quite literally) and not seeing the sun there’s a savage predator in those caves as well? Sounds super spooky and I’m all in!

9.) „Broken Things“ by Lauren Oliver

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Three girls alone in the woods and only two return out of it alive. What happened 5 years ago when Summer died and Mia and Brynn were the only ones to come out of the woods? Everyone thinks Mia and Brynn killed their best friend but is this really true? I guess it’s about time to find out.

10.) „The Walls Around Us“ by Nova Ren Suma

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I have no idea what this is about, but I know that it’s a supernatural story about the question of guilt and innocence and that it’s about three girls. One of them in prison, one of them a dancer on the outside and the last one Orianna, well, apparently she’s the big mystery that connects them and needs to be solved.

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So what about you? Which horror books or thrillers do you want to read? Do you know some of the books I spoke about and if yes, which ones did you read? Can you recommend any other good books for the spooky season?

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always take care and stay healthy and safe! ❤

*hugs’n’kisses*

Sig.V.Ronan

The Sassy Library Fox

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Fall 2021 To-read List

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Today’s Topic is: : Books on My Fall 2021 To-read List

1.) „Felix Ever After“ by Kacen Callender

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I put „Felix Ever After“ on my September TBR and I intend to start it next week. I’ve been looking forward to read this for ages and I’m so glad my library had it in its shelves! It’s one of the few books I know about that actually have a transgender MC so I’m very excited to read Felix’s story. Also I’m absolutley in love with the cover! It’s so lively and realistically unapologetic!

2.) „Ninth House“ by Leigh Bardugo

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To be honest I started this yesterday and I’m soo ready to read „Ninth House“! I’ve never read dark academia before and I heard that a lot of people would place this book in the genre. So far I’ve loved every book I read from Leigh so I’m pretty certain I’ll enjoy this one as well. It might be darker than the others but I’m definitely ready to explore this darker side of Leigh’s writing! 😉

3.) „Railhead“ by Philip Reeve

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The Yoongi to my V spoke so much about this series that I couldn’t help but get curious about it. So when I recently discovered that my library actually has „Railhead“ I just couldn’t resist to borrow it. *lol* I’m sure Sabrina waited for me to read this ever since I spoke about it in my last library haul video on my BookTube channel! So yep, it’s autumn and I’m finally going to tackle this. XD

4.) „Rebel“ by Marie Lu

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So I recently finished to read the Legend trilogy! And after THAT kind of ending I knew I couldn’t let it stand like that! I mean ARGHAADKLFASFJSAKDJS! Marie Lu always kills me with her endings and I just needed more after the finale of „Champion“. Thankfully I stumbled upon this in my library and I have every intention to read it and to hopefully get an ending I can live with. *lol*

5.) „The Gravity of Us“ by Phil Stamper

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„The Gravity of Us“ has been on my radar for quite a while and the idea of a LGBTQ+ book that also tackles the topic of spacetravel is just too intriguing to let it go unnoticed! XD I already love the concept of this and I’m very curious how this is going to play out. Guess I’ll find out this autumn! *lol*

6.) „My Dark Vanessa“ by Kate Elizabeth Russell

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Now here’s a book that doesn’t only have an intriguing topic but also a very serious one and I’m sure to read this will be tough. Still, I really want to know what’s all the fuss about. A lot of people said that it wasn’t their cup of tea and others said that „My Dark Vanessa“ was hard to read but that the way the story was told is brilliant. So yeah, the controversial opinions about it made me curious which caused this to land on my TBR. You know I can’t resist controversial books. *lol*

7.) „The Guest List“ by Lucy Foley

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I really don’t know much about this book except of that it plays on an island and that it’s about a wedding. Oh yes, and that it is a mystery thriller. XD So I guess it’s fair to say that I know next to nothing about „The Guest List“. It was a goodreads choice winner of 2020 though and lots of people spoke about it back then. For me that’s enough reason to give it a try as a Halloween read! 😉

8.) „Mexican Gothic“ by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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And here comes my second Halloween read for this year. This entire book gives me a haunted house and cursed family vibe and I don’t know if you already know this about me, but I LOVE vibes like that! *lol* I’m the first one to read a book about a house with millions of hidden doors and even more hidden secrets about its owners. XD So yep, this is going to be fun. Hopefully.

9.) „Heartstopper: Volume Three“ by Alice Oseman

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After all the darkness (or gloom and doom if you want to call it like that *lol*) I need something light and nothing is better than Alice Oseman’s „Heartstopper“! My library recently got volume three and of course I had to borrow it. I’m really looking forward to be reunited with Nick and Charlie! Because those two boys are precious!!! ❤ (Plus: The entire cast of „Heartstopper“ is amazing!!)

10.) „Love, Creekwood“ by Becky Albertalli

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I wanted to read this for what feels like a lifetime and this autumn I finally decided to go for it! I need more of Simon and Blue and I’m really curious what happened after the two former books in the Simonverse! I guess this will be some sort of epilogue that will hopefully give me all the fluffy feels and will make me very happy. No high expectations and no pressure. Really, Becky! *lol*

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So what about you? Which books are on your fall TBR and do we have some in common? Do you have special books you want to read for Halloween and if yes, are they very creepy? As you all know I’m a scaredy fox and I’m always looking for nice horror books that aren’t too heavy. Do you have any suggestions for me?

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always take care and stay healthy and safe! ❤

*hugs’n’kisses*

Sig.V.Ronan

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time

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Today’s Topic is: Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time (Oh where to start?! *lol*)

1.) „Harry Potter“ series by J.K. Rowling

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Ahh to be 11 years old and to discover Harry Potter all over again. It would be so amazing to read this series for the very first time. Especially because now I could read all seven books without having to wait for the next instalment. I swear the wait for the next book was always so excruciating. Alone for that I envy everyone who is just discovering the series and reading it for the very first time. *lol*

2.) „The Raven Cycle“ Series by Maggie Stiefvater

17347389 I just love, love, love, love and once again love this series!!! It has my heart and my soul and I will never get tired of speaking about „The Raven Cycle“. I just love all the four raven boys and Blue to bits and pieces! So yes, to discover this series all over again would be so amazing! To feel all the feels for the very first time. Ahh! I can’t! XD I’d so love to experience it all over again. ❤

3.) „All for the Game“ Series by Nora Sakavic

17259690 I just finished the second book „The Raven King“ and I’m already at the point where I say that I would like to read it for the very first time. I guess that says enough about how great this series is and also about how addicted I got to it. *lol* I can’t believe I’m so invested in the Foxes but ARGH!!! Andrew Minyard and Neil Josten are my precious babies and I just want to hug them and wrap them into a cozy and warm blanket! I don’t know what it is about this series but I AM HOOKED!

4.) „Venery“ Series by Suanne Laqueur

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5.) Basically all of Rick Riordan’s books I already read! *lol*

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6.) „The Song of Achilles“ by Madeline Miller

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7.) „The Name of the Wind“ by Patrick Rothfuss

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8.) „Carry On“ by Rainbow Rowell

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9.) „Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda“ by Becky Abertalli

19547856 I remember reading this for the very first time and not being able to put it down. I wanted to read this slowly and I had every intention to take notes when I read it. But the book obviously had other plans because I just couldn’t stop reading! Before I even knew it I was already halfway through the book and just wanted to know how Simon’s story ends. And of course if he gets the man! *lol* Also Simon is so damn relatable!! Love this boy so much! ❤

10.) „Shatter Me“ Trilogy by Tahereh Mafi

13455782 Mhmm… *deep sigh* To fall in love with Aaron Warner for the very first time! To discover Tahereh Mafi’s beautiful writing style all over again. This would be amazing! I was in love the moment I started to read this book and I think this will never change. Everyone who’s able to read this series for the very first time is very lucky, indeed!

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So what about you? Which books would you love to read for the very first time and do we have some in common? Can you recommend me some books that would be amazing to read? And if yes do you want to relive them vicariously through me? *lol*

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always take care and stay healthy and safe! ❤

*hugs’n’kisses*

Sig.V.Ronan

The Sassy Library Fox

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read In One Sitting

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Today’s Topic is: : Books I Read In One Sitting (or would have if I had the time)

Ohhh, this is going to be fun! Also just 10 books and series? Oh gosh! This is going to be tough, I read so many books that would fall into this category. Okay, let’s see what will pop into my mind first. XD

1.) Lord of the Rings by. J.R.R. Tolkien

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I got the entire trilogy for Christmas when I was 13 years old and I read all three books in one week. *lol* I was basically glued to the pages and only stopped reading when I needed to eat something, had to go to the toilet or had to sleep. My family was laughing so much because they couldn’t understand my obsession. XD Looking at it in retrospective I think LotR was my epic fantasy awakening. *lol*

2.) Harry Potter by J.K Rowling

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Okay, I think everyone who was ever a Harry Potter fan read those books in one sitting, right? I mean whenever the next one came out my family and friends knew that they couldn’t disturb me for the next couple of hours. I just had to read them really fast and I gobbled them up like nobody’s business. Which constantly led to a book hangover, because I had to wait another year or two for the next book to come out! Fun times. *lol*

3.) A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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I still remember the spring in which I started to read this series and I never regretted it. ACOTAR was the first Sarah J. Maas book I ever read and it got me totally hooked. I loved everything about the first book then went through the masterpiece that is book two and finally reached the ending after finishing the last page of ACOWAR. What a journey! ❤

4.) The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic

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„The Foxhole Court“ is one of the books that totally caught me by surprise. A lot of my favourite bloggers and reviewers talked about it but I still didn’t get the hype. Well, at least not until I picked it up and immediately got hooked! *lol* Like seriously!!! There’s something about this story that made it impossible to let go of this book. I was OBSESSED with Neil and Andrew and I still am!!! XD Truth be told, I just started to read the second book and I don’t think I’m ready for this kind of obsession but you know… I just NEED to know! ;-P

5.) The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

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Rarely did a series touch me as much as „The Raven Cycle“! I lived and breathed this series and for a couple of months it was the only thing I could think of! Yes, I was THAT besotted with it. Still am if I’m honest. ;-P There’s just something about all the characters and the magic of this series that got me totally addicted. But honestly, I wouldn’t want to have it any other way. The Raven Boys will always be in my heart! ❤

6.) Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat

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I still remember the first time I read this series. Back then I was still in the closet and to read this felt like some sort of forbidden guilty pleasure. It was basically the first m/m book/series I ever read and probably not the best start for someone who’s still in the closet but I didn’t mind. Haha! I guess to read this series was sort of liberating and after the cuteness of book 2 and 3 I was totally excited about it. (Book one is a rough start but it only gets better with book 2!) I think in some way this series gave me the strength to come out and the next time I read it, I did it openly without hiding it anymore. =)

7.) The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

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Ha! Everyone who ever read this series knows how addicting it is. *lol* Like you start with the first book and think: Oh the formatting is kinda weird, but okay?! And before you even know it you’re right smack in the middle of the plot and bite your fingernails because you just NEED to know how it continues!! Been there, done that, got the freaking t-shirt and I’ve been wearing it proudly ever since! Haha! ;-P

8.) Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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Ahhh Simon! This book was so full of cuteness that I just couldn’t put it down. I could relate to Simon so much and his conversations with Blue kept me glued to the pages. I remember wanting to read this slowly but before I even knew it I was halfway through the book and spammed the feeds of my goodreads friends with updates! *lol* My last update of this book was literally: „OMG! I can’t stop to read this book! I need to know!!!“ So I guess that says it all! XD

9.) The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

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„Twiligt“ is an „old“ series or well, relatively old if you consider the fact that the first book was published in 2005. So this is actually one of those series I read in one go! It was summer, my sister and her bf were on a holiday and I had their entire flat to myself. Needless to say that I locked myself up in their flat with food and other supplies and didn’t come out before I had finished the entire series. *lol*  I was 20 back then… ahh I feel old now! >_< Haha!

10.) Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

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„Shatter Me“ is one of those series I only discovered after joining goodreads but I’m really so glad that I did! XD I loved this series to bits and pieces and the writing style as well as the love story totally blew me away! I still want a bf like Aaron Warner and I think this will never change. ❤ I rushed through the entire series in about 2 weeks and this even though I could only read it when my kid was sleeping. *lol* So that should say it all. 😉

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So what about you? Do we have some books in common? And if yes, did you rush through them as well? Can you recommend me a book that will glue me to its pages?

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always take care and stay healthy and safe! ❤

*hugs’n’kisses*

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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Wishes – V’s Wishful Thinking

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Today’s Topic is: Bookish Wishes (My birthday is today, so celebrate with me by granting the wishes of your friends! This is a popular thing to do on Twitter, but today we’re blog hopping. List the top 10 books you’d love to own and include a link to a wishlist so that people can grant your wish. Make sure you link your wishlist to your mailing address [here’s how to do it on Amazon] or include the email address associated with your ereader so people know how to get the book to you. After you post, jump around the Linky and grant a wish or two if you’d like. Don’t feel obligated!)

V’s Wishful Thinking: 

1.) The Dragon Republic – R.F Kuang

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I read „The Poppy War“ in 2019 and it took me 2 years to get over it. So yeah, I’m finally ready to read „The Dragon Republic“ and I seriously hope I won’t be thrown by it for another two years. XD

2.) The Priory of the Orange Tree – Samantha Shannon

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I recently dicovered that this isn’t just a super huge book but also features a f/f relationship which makes this a perfect wish for my kindle! ❤ I don’t think I want to carry a physical copy of those 848 pages around with me. *lol*

3.) Cemetery Boys – Aiden Thomas

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I’ve been dying to read this book and I still didn’t get my hands on a copy! My library doesn’t have it and my personal bookshelves are already kinda full so to read it on my e-reader would be awesome. =) 

4.) The Fascinators – Andrew Eliopulos

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This book had all my attention the moment it was mentioned it’s for fans of Maggie Stiefvater and Rainbow Rowell. XD A lot of reviewers enjoyed it and others didn’t so I’m very curious if it will be for me. I guess the only way to find out is by finally reading it. 

5.) One Last Stop – Casey McQuiston

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And here I go with another f/f book and it even has some sort of time travel element in it! Ever since I read „Red, White & Royal Blue“ I’ve become a huge fan of Casey McQuiston and can’t wait to see what she did with this story! ❤

6.) A Scarcity of Condors – Suanne Laqueur

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This is book three of Suanne’s „Venery“ series and I sooo want to get my fingers on it! *lol* So far I’ve devoured the other two books and I’m pretty sure this one is going to be amazing too! I really can’t wait to read this! 

7.) Can’t Take That Away – Steven Salvatore

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My list is full of LGBTQ+ books and yep, this is another one of them! ;-P But seriously how could I say „no“ to this? It has a genderqueer MC and there’s a musical trope too! How could I ever resist this? =) 

8.) The Wise Man’s Fear – Patrick Rothfuss

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I’ve waited years for „The Doors of Stone“ to come out but as it seems this will never happen so I figured I might as well finish reading the second book and therefore finish reading the series. *lol* If you read this Pat: WHY????? What did we ever do to deserve this?!! T_T

9.) Legendary – Stephanie Garber

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I recently finished „Caraval“ and I’m so damn curious how this series is going to continue! Also I’ve been told that Legend and Tella are the MCs in here and I’m so ready to read more about those two! So of course this landed right on my „V’s Wishful Thinking“ list! 😉 

10.) The Sword of Kaigen – M.L. Wang

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So many people told me that this is amazing and I’ve become more and more intrigued by all those reviews! *lol* I have absolutely no idea what it is about though. All I know is that „The Sword of Kaigen“ is fantasy but for me that’s already enough! After all I love myself a good fantasy series every once in a while. XD

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So what about you? Do we have some bookish wishes in common? Did you already read some of the books that are on my wishlist? And if yes, did you enjoy them? What are your bookish wishes?

Talk to me and let me know! 

And as always take care and stay healthy and safe! ❤

I’ll be off too look at other bookish wishes now and maybe I’ll even grant some of them! ;-P

*hugs’n’kisses*

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Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Great Book Quotes

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Today’s Topic is:  Book Quotes that Fit X Theme (Pick any theme you want, i.e., motivational quotes, romantic dialogues, hunger-inducing quotes, quotes that fill you with hope, quotes on defeating adversity, quotes that present strong emotions, healing, etc. and then select quotes from books that fit that theme.)

Okay, I decided to go for great book quotes here because there are so many and I love quotes no matter if they are serious or funny! ;-P They are just great quotes and fit no particular theme though. So I guess you might say this is my somewhat own spin on this topic. *lol*

1.) “The heart is an arrow. It demands aim to land true.” – „Six of Crows“ by Leigh Bardugo

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I remember reading „Six of Crows“ for the very first time and I was so thrilled by all the amazing banter and the great quotes. Leigh Bardugo wrote a masterpiece with this duology (that’s going to be a trilogy at some point!) and some of the quotes she came up with are epic and will be remembered for ages! Also when I saw that they used some of the quotes as the titles for the episodes of the „Shadow and Bone“ Netflix series I was totally over the moon! ❤

2.) “Kiss me again,” he says, drunk and foolish. “Kiss me until I am sick of it.” – „The Wicked King“ by Holly Black

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Okay, but seriously, Cardan’s quotes in this series and his attitude are one of a kind and I just couldn’t get enough of this faerie! I’m such a sucker for Cardan and when I wrote my „The Wicked King“ review I said he could easily be the 8th member of BTS. *lol* Big mistake! Now I can’t unthink it anymore and whenever I picture Cardan in my mind I see V now. Haha! Honestly though! Tae when he wears those golden contact lenses and has dark hair?! *screams in Cardan*

3.) ”War doesn’t determine who’s right. War determines who remains.” – „The Poppy War“ by R.F. Kuang

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There are so many amazing quotes in „The Poppy War“ it’s really hard to pick just one, but after thinking about it for a while I decided to go with this one. It’s very true and when I read it in the book this really hit me. For me „The Poppy War“ was quite a challenging book because at some points I actually had to put it aside in order to digest what I read. Not gonna lie, I’m still not over a lot of the things that happened in here and I’m also still working on finding the courage to read book two.

4.) ”Fear was Can’t.
Fear was Won’t.
But fear wasn’t ever a choice.” – „Darkdawn“ by Jay Kristoff

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Fear is a recurring topic in „The Nevernight Chronicles“ and it’s like a thread that’s running through the entire trilogy. There’s a lot of discussion about fear and the different shades it can come in, as well as how it motivates, paralyzes or inhibits us and guides our actions. I always like things like this in my books so I really enjoyed that Jay Kristoff addressed this as a topic in his books.

5.) “The trouble with denial is that when the truth comes, you aren’t ready.” – „We Are Okay“ by Nina LaCour

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This was one of the few grief reps I had the pleasure to read and I really liked it. A LOT! Nina LaCour is such a skilled writer and she conveys the different emotions of grief so well. Plus everything she wrote in here is true and that really hit me in the feels. If you’re interested in a good grief rep and haven’t read this book yet I can totally recommend it!

6.) ”Asking to hold a musician’s instrument is roughly similar to asking to kiss a man’s wife. Nonmusicians don’t understand. An instrument is like a companion and a lover.“ – „The Name of the Wind“ by Patrick Rothfuss

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And here we go with another book that’s full of great quotes! Today I decided to chose the one about music instruments because it resonated so much with me when I read it. *lol* I feel exactly the same way about my bass and guitar and whenever someone wants to touch them I’ve to suppress the urge to clutch them. XD Also I agree: an instrument is really like a companion and a lover. *lol*

7.) ”My words are unerring tools of destruction, and I’ve come unequipped with the ability to disarm them.“ – „The Raven Boys“ by Maggie Stiefvater

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I feel this quote on so many levels it’s not normal anymore. There are often times in my life when I feel exactly the same way Gansey feels while he says that. Sometimes we just can’t seem to be able to choose the right words and no matter how much we try, they still come out wrong and we’re misunderstood. I love this quote so much and I think about it often so it definitely had to land in here! XD

8.) ”Your love is worthless. It’s your hate I need.” – „King of the Dark“ by Ariana Nash

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Vasili’s words are so ruthless and cruel, yet this quote has some unexplainable allure for me. *lol* I can’t really describe it but something resonated with me when I read it. Maybe it’s because I’m a person that believes that love can conquer everything and to hear that he doesn’t want love but hate instead is oddly fascinating? It implies that hate is the stronger emotion, but I think Vasili will stand corrected by the end of that trilogy. Or well, at least I hope he will. *lol*

9.) ”Listen and learn it, learn to tell it, and tell it to teach it.” – „A Charm of Finches“ by Suanne Laqueur

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I think this is a great motto to live by and just one of the many reasons why I loved „A Charm of Finches“ so much! This book is really great and it tackles so many tough topics I had to cry mulitple times while I read it. Yet at the same time it’s one of the most beautiful books I ever read as well. Suanne!!! Damn why do you write such great books? XD My emotions are still all over the place!

10.) ”Don’t let him escape!” said Mum. “This could be your only chance at securing a spouse!” – „Radio Silence“ by Alice Oseman

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I had to laugh so hard when I read this in „Radio Silence“! Frances’s mother was such a great character and I really love that parents are always an important part in Alice Oseman’s books. Unlike in other YA books they actually play an active role in their childrens lives and I think we definitely need more reps like that!

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So what about you? Which kind of quote theme did you chose for this „Top Ten Tuesday“ topic? Did you like the ones I chose and if yes which one was your favourite? Did you read any of the books I mentioned and did you enjoy them too? Are you planning to read some of them?

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always try to stay healthy and safe!

*hugs’n’kisses*

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Top Ten Tuesday: Animals from Books

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Today’s Topic is: Animals from Books (these could be mythical, real, main characters, sidekicks, companions/pets, shifters, etc.) (Submitted by Paige @paigesquared and Jennifer Y. @ Never Too Many to Read)

Okay, I think I’ll go with creatures and animals here because some of the characters I came up with are actually no animals. *lol*

1.) Syrinx from „Crescent City“ by Sarah J. Maas

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Who wouldn’t want to have their own chimera as a pet? I mean Syrinx is so damn adorable and I just wanted to cuddle him whenever he appeared in a scene. I can imagine sitting down on my sofa at night and stroking his fur. *lol* I bet this would be soothing af! XD And exactly what I’d need after a long day at work. Everyone should have a Syrinx!

2.) Buckbeak from „Harry Potter“ by J.K. Rowling

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Buckbeak was one of the magical creatures I loved the most when I read Harry Potter! (The dragons in book four though!! *lol*) Hippogriffs are such intriguing creatures and I love that you can only ride them when they approve of you. Manners are everything and those creatures have them down to a T. Also those soft feathers! Ahh to fly on Buckbeak must be amazing!

3.) Abraxos from „Throne of Glass“ by Sarah J. Maas

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Abraxos is the best wyvern you will ever find! He has a heart of gold and even though he looks like a big bad dragon he loves flowers and is super soft! Seriously! I loved Abraxos so damn much! Manon was totally soft for him too and I lived and breathed for their friendship! ❤ I want an Abraxos as well! Where can I get one?! XD

4.) Nighteyes from „The Farseer Trilogy“ by Robin Hobb

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I always wanted to befriend a wolf and the bond between Fitz and Nighteyes is nothing but amazing! ❤ Nighteyes humour and sarcasm were everything and I really wish I would have a friend like him too! Fitz could always count on him and Nighteyes was the best companion anyone could wish for. Plus his playful side was totally amusing!

5.) The Whispering Skull from „Lockwood & Co“ by Jonathan Stroud

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Yes, I admit it: I’m a fan of the whispering skull! Haha! But how couldn’t I be? That guy… erm… that skull is awesome! I had to laugh so hard whenever he made one of his sarcastic remarks and he really grew on me throughout the entire series! His love-hate relationship with Lucy was just great! *lol* And the moment when it was revealed who he was!!! Ahhh!! Not going to spoil here! Read the series and find out for yourself! ;-P

6.) Mr. Kindly from „The Nevernight Chronicles“ by Jay Kristoff

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Quite honestly the not-cat is probably one of the best things Jay Kristoff ever invented. *lol* Well, okay AIDEN IS the best thing he ever invented but Mr. Kindly definitely comes in second. XD Now that I write this I just realized that I seem to have a weakness for sarcastic characters because Mr. Kindly most definitely has that character trait as well. Haha! Loved his battle of words with Eclipse and Mia. They were highly entertaining and Mr. Kindly is one of a kind! Moreover he could swallow my fears and if that wouldn’t come in handy then I don’t know! ;-P

7.) Arion from „The Heroes of Olympus“ by Rick Riordan

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There are a lot of things that make Arion sort of special! For one he can run faster than the wind. His diet includes eating gold (which would be pretty expensive on the longrun, but I guess that’s exactly the reason why he’s sticking around Hazel) and he curses like a sailor! *LOL* What’s not to love??!!! I really want a horse like Arion now! I couldn’t afford to feed him though. XD

8.) The Suriel from „A Court of Thorns and Roses“ by Sarah J. Maas

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I ABSOLUTELY loved the Suriel! I know some people might thing that’s crazy but the Suriel was legit one of the best characters in the ACOTAR series! It might have only been a side character and it might have looked creepy but it was amazing and had such a great personality! It was wise and kind of soft for Feyre and I lived for it! *lol* One of the most underrated side-characters ever! ❤

9.) Carver from „Deadmarsh Fey“ by Melika Dannese Hick

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It’s been a while I read Melika’s book but Carver that little devilish fiend is still on my mind! And just in case you wondered: Yes, Carver is the faerie in the back that touches the boy’s shoulder! *lol* „Deadmarsh Fey“ was one of the best faerie books I ever read because it didn’t only hold to the legends and myths but also the atmosphere of the old house in the moor was just great! It had the right amount of spooky and Carver was such a nice villain! His biting banter with Roger was the best!

10.) Chainsaw from „The Raven Cycle“ by Maggie Stiefvater

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And last but not least: Chainsaw from TRC! Of course Chainsaw made it on my list because Chainsaw is no normal raven but also a very special creature. She’s super intelligent and she can communicate with Ronan so that’s pretty amazing! I want a Chainsaw too! (Also the name!!! Haha! I love that Ronan named her Chainsaw!)

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So what about you? Did you read the same books and do you like any of the bookish pets, creatures and side characters I mentioned? What are your favourite bookish animals from books?

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always try to stay healthy and safe!

*hugs’n’kisses*

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Top Ten Tuesday: Places In Books I’d Love to Live

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Today’s Topic is: Places In Books I’d Love to Live

Ahh what an amazing topic!!! ❤ This is going to be fun!

1.) Hogwarts – Harry Potter

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Okay, but honestly who wouldn’t want to live in Hogwarts? *lol* I’m still waiting for my letter, because this is THE SCHOOL for me! All the magic and the fact that this castle always changes, not to mention that they teach magic in there! I SO want to live in one of those Gryffindor dorm rooms and I want to eat the amazing food! ❤

2.) Velaris – A Court of Thorns and Roses

I think everyone who read ACOTAR fell in love with this city! It sounds so beautiful and great, I’d love to wander through the streets and to eat in one of all those intriguing restaurants. The fact that it’s at the sea and apparently has a warm climate only makes this even more appealing! Hey Lucien, can I move into that apartment with you? *lol*

3.) Cabeswater/Monmouth Manufacturing/The Barns – The Raven Cycle

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Is there a more magical and enchanting place than Cabeswater? I don’t think so! It sounds like such a great place to be and to be honest I wouldn’t mind staying at any of the many places that are mentioned in „The Raven Cycle“. No matter if it’s Monmouth Manufacturing (who wouldn’t want to live in an old factory building and be roomies with the Raven Boys?), The Barns (gosh all the awesome things Ronan created!!!) or 300 Fox Way (Blue’s funny and crazy psychic family!) all those locations would be amazing! ❤

4.) The London Insitute – Shadowhunter Series

I love London and I’m a huge fan of the Shadowhunter Series. 😀 So there are already two good reasons why I’d want to live in the London Institute.  😉 Aside from that it’s also a place with a lot of history and charm. Also let’s not forget that Tessa, Will and Jem and all their friends and their entire family lived there. Just to be able to pick up one of Wills old books with his handwritten notes in it would already be so satisfying. *lol*

5.) The Harbour – The Starless Sea

I’m afraid Erin Morgenstern ruined me with her books! *lol* The mere idea of „The Harbour“ is such a great one that I wish I could actually live there. I mean seriously! It was basically described as some sort of subwaystation with millions of books and thousands of different rooms that all lead somewhere! You never know where you’ll get once you open one of those doors and a curious fox like me probably could get lost in there. Also the cozy atmosphere! Lots of cats and a fireplace! Ahh where is my door to the harbour? XD

6.) Jav & Stef’s flat – A Charm of Finches

This is a totally selfish choice because I love Jav and Stef and their home sounded so warm and comfortable! If I’d be friends with them I’d just crash on their couch and watch those two lovebirds being all sweet while they cook dinner! *lol* And well, of course I’d eat dinner with them too because I’m sure it would be delicous! XD

7.) The Night Circus

And here we go with another Erin Morgenstern book! 😉 The Night Circus was such a great book and I was totally mesmerized by its beauty. The details Erin wrote out for every single tent and it’s purpose, the magic of a wandering circus, the sweets and all the excitement. Ahh to be a part of this and to live with the circus would be so amazing! 😀

8.) Elfhame – The Folk of the Air

I suppose this choice is purely based on homesickness. *lol* But I AM a faerie after all and Elfhame is sort of … well, my home. ;-P I miss those islands and the green hill. And of course I miss Jude and Cardan. XD It’s about time I read the last book! Anyway! Revels, dancing, eating, cavorting, flirting, being in the company of beautiful faeries, trying not to fall for a bargain you’ll regret, watching your back so no one will stab you… Ahh, home sweet home! What’s not to love? *lol*

9.) Camp Half-Blood – Percy Jackson

After reading so many Percy Jackson books I can say that to live at Camp Half-Blood sounds like fun. XD I have no idea in which cabin I’d be sorted but as long as I’d be with my half-siblings it would be okay. 😀 To sit around the campfire at night and to sing songs like „This Land is Mino’s Land“ sounds like a good time, especially after a long day that was full of capture the flag. *lol*

10.) Skarmouth – The Scorpio Races

Okay, admittedly for most people this island wouldn’t be appealing but for me it somehow is? I dunno why, but Maggie Stiefvater wrote this place so well that I could feel the cold wind on my skin and smell the salty ocean breeze! The most interesting thing about Skarmouth are the water horses though! Such beautiful, powerful and frightenting creatures! ❤ I’d love to live on that island just to see them!

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Did you read any of the books I mentioned and did you fall in love with those places too? At which bookish places would you love to live and why? Do we have some in common? Is there a bookish place I should definitely read about?

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always try to stay healthy and safe!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

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Today’s Topic is: Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud (Claire @ Book Lovers Pizza)

I can already tell that to find such books is going to be tough. *lol* I read way too many serious books and definitely should go for more fun reads. XD

1.) Carry On – Rainbow Rowell

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I remember sitting in the train while I read this and earning a lot of irritated glances and raised eyebrows when I burst out laughing. *lol* But seriously this book made me laugh so hard sometimes. Baz and Simon were just too hilarious and when I wasn’t laughing about their antics I was grinning like a Cheshire Cat because they were so adorable and cute. XD No wonder this book became one of my all time favourites! If you want to read my full review you can do it here!

2.) Red, White & Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston

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Ahhh! „Red, White & Royal Blue“ was such a revelation! I loved this book to bits and pieces and it made me laugh quite a lot! When I went into this I already knew that a lot of people loved it but I wasn’t prepared for all the serious topics this tackled. The world in RWARB is such an open-minded and great world and I really wish things would be like that in real life too. So in some way to read about Alex’s and Henry’s relationship gave me hope and I’m convinced we can reach this kind of contentment and equality one day. If you’re interested in reading my full review just follow the link!

3.) The Hating Game – Sally Thorne

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I had so much fun reading this because Lucy and Josh were amazing! They didn’t give each other an inch and their banter and battle of words was so damn amusing I can’t even! *lol* Boy, were they at each other’s throats! XD Their barbs were quite something and I couldn’t get enough of their witty altercations. I admit, I kinda lived and breathed for their little war. Haha! And of course I’m a sucker for the enemies-to-lovers trope, which made this an even more enjoyable read. There’s nothing better than people who are quick-witted and have a sharp tongue. ;-P

4.) Stephanie Plum Novels – Janet Evanovich

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Janet Evanovich’s books always make me laugh out loud, especially her Stephanie Plum novels! Stephanie is such an awesome MC and I love Grandma Mazur and Lula! *lol* Plus, Morelli as well as Ranger are both really fine men I certainly wouldn’t say „no“ to. XD Whenever I need a good laugh I’ll pick up this series and just dive right into the fun. I can really recommend it! ;-P

5.) Percy Jackson – Rick Riordan

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You just gotta love Percy’s sass and his defiance! Plus he’s super sarcastic and I love characters like that. 😉 This said, every single one of Uncle Rick’s books is highly entertaining and his humour is great! I might have been late to the party but I’ve read a lot of his books by now and so far I’ve enjoyed them all. So what are you waiting for? If you want to read something funny and great this is the right series for you! (And it’s extremely child-friendly too!)

6.) Six of Crows Doulogy – Leigh Bardugo

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I think we can all agree that the conversations in this duology are iconic! ❤ In fact they are so iconic that I’m still looking for another series that reaches this level of awesomeness! The banter between the six MCs is hilarious and I’ve rarely come across a book that was as quote-worthy as SoC! If you ever find another book that comes even close to this: I’m ready for your rec! *lol* And just in case you want to read my super long reviews: You can read Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by following the links!

7.) Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli

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Ahh I just love this book! Simon is such a relatable MC and even though „Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda“ touches a lot of serious topics it’s still a fun read that had me smiling like crazy. Yes, sometimes I even had to laugh but mostly it’s just a feel-good book that makes you immensely happy and gives you all those papilionaceous feels! Look at me throwing around all those difficult words! Haha! (I’m typing this in the middle of the night btw and my brain is running on too little coffee to think clearly… which come to think of it explains everything about me, yet nothing at all. *lol*)

8.) Boyfriend Material – Alexis Hall

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I requested this as an ARC from NetGalley and I was really happy I got approved for it! This was such a fun ride and Luc and Oliver had me laughing about their „fake-dating“ antics. Their conversation about being fake-boyfriends were hilarious and I’ll definitely watch out for Alexis Hall’s next book! If you’re looking for a short and diverting read this one’s for you. 😉

9.) The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee

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Okay, if you have no idea what this book is about and who’s Monty you better get your hands on a copy and start to read now, because this was HILARIOUS!!! I swear Monty’s POV already had me dying of laughter when I was just a couple of pages into the book and it basically continued in that vein until I finished the book. If you love chaotic historical road trips that have just the right amount of adorable „awww“ moments, then you should definitely consider to give this a shot! 😉

10.) The Deal – Elle Kennedy

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I know the cover is nice eye candy but don’t let it lead you astray. 😉 The content of this is great and some scenes had me wiping away tears of laughter. XD My dear friend Lia recommended me this book when I was in dire need of something funny and sexy and to say she hit the nail right on the head would be putting it more than just mildly. *lol* This said, I really enjoyed „The Deal“ and I’m looking forward to read the other books of this series too. (Apparently there are 3 more that all feature Garret’s friends and their own stories.)

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Is it just me or do most of those fun reads actually have a comic like cover? *lol* Might be just my imagination but it’s interesting how comic covers kinda seem to take over the world. ;-P

Did you read any of the books I mentioned and did you laugh while reading them too? Do you have any hilarious book recommendations I just NEED to read? And are you curious about some of the books I wrote about?

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always try to stay healthy and safe!

*hugs’n’kisses*

Sig.V.Ronan

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