Book reviews

REVIEW: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

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Guess what?

I started Shades of Magic trilogy! But…

The other two parts are yet to be released in Russian, so I’ll probably wait until it happens (which is soon, if we talk about A Gathering of Shadows), and I will be patiently waiting, because I’m 100% snatching a physical copy of the trilogy in Russian! Also same thing goes to ACOTAR series (and The Lunar Chronicles as well, if a re-print takes place in Russian publishing)


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A Darker Shade of Magic
by V.E. Schwab

Rating: rating-4-stars
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Book Depository | Barnes & Noble
Published: February 24th, 2015
(May 15th, 2017 for Russian edition)
Format: eBook

Synopsis: Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.

Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see.

Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.

After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive. (cr.: Goodreads)

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Book reviews

REVIEW: Silhouette by Justin Richards (WOOW, any Whovians here??)

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WOW, LILIANA, A BOOK REVIEW? I’M SHOOOOOOKED~

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha It’s been a while, right?

Anyways, YES, IT’S A FREAKING BOOK REVIEW. Been a while lol~
Although it’s not A Darker Shade of Magic yet, but I’m completely okay with reading several books at the same time and finishing in different order hahahahahahaha

Yeah, this is exactly how I read and review books

 


Doctor Who: Silhouette
by Justin Richards

Rating: rating-5-stars
Goodreads | Amazon
Book Depository | Barnes & Noble
Published: September 9th, 2014
(February 17th, 2016 for Russian edition)
Format: Hardcover

Synopsis: “Vastra and Strax and Jenny? Oh no, we don’t need to bother them. Trust me.”

Marlowe Hapworth is found dead in his locked study, killed by an unknown assailant. This is a case for the Great Detective, Madame Vastra.

Rick Bellamy, bare-knuckle boxer, has the life drawn out of him by a figure dressed as an undertaker. This angers Strax the Sontaran.

The Carnival of Curiosities, a collection of bizarre and fascinating sideshows and performers. This is where Jenny Flint looks for answers.

How are these things connected? And what does Orestes Milton, rich industrialist, have to do with it all? This is where the Doctor and Clara come in. The Doctor and his friends find themselves thrust into a world where nothing and no one are what they seem. Can they unravel the truth before the most dangerous weapon ever developed is unleashed on London? (cr.: Goodreads)

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Do The Talking

Do The Talking: Background music when reading

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Hi!

Finally, another edition of Do The Talking.
I had three attempts on writing this post. I miserably failed. I’m a damn emotional potato!

Of course, with a crown on my head made of books I’ve yet to read so its weight could remind me of my never ending TBR pile hahahahaha

But nope, I will still talk about Background music when reading, because this topic is pretty close to me, and I think I have rights to share my thoughts on that.

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Wednesday K-pop! with Liliana

Wednesday K-pop! with Liliana: NU’EST and Produce 101 Season 2 (SPOILERS)

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Click HERE to read Part 1 of this looooong appreciation post

Hi!

As I ranted waaaay too much on my new favorite boys, I decided to split this post into two, also in order for those who wants to avoid Produce 101 Season 2 FINALE spoilers, to still be able to check out these five amazing boys from NU’EST.

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Wednesday K-pop! with Liliana

Wednesday K-pop! with Liliana: NU’EST (a.k.a. #RISENUESTRISE) + Produce 101 S2 finale (Part 1, NO spoilers)

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#RISENU’ESTRISE

Hello, and welcome to another episode of Wednesday K-pop! with Liliana. Today I will rant about a boy group that FINALLY GOT THE EXPOSURE THEY SHOULD HAVE HAD 5 YEARS AGO. Also you can dub this blog post as


THE WORLD AND SOUTH KOREA SPECIFICALLY SLEPT WAY TOO LONG ON THESE BOYS NOW THAT THEY’VE HAD TO SUFFER SO MUCH TO THE POINT OF STEPPING ON THEIR OWN PRIDE YOU ARE ALL REGRETTING FOR NOT STANNING THEM EARLIER IF YOU HAD STAYED WITH THEM THEY COULD’VE BECOME A TOP BOY GROUP ALSO PLEDIS YOU ARE A DAMN ASSHOLE FOR PUTTING THESE INNOCENT YOUNG BOYS THROUGH SO MUCH PAIN I HATE YOU NOW DO YOUR WORK PROPERLY AND COMPENSATE THEIR STRUGGLES BY GIVING THEM REGULAR COMEBACKS THESE BOYS DESERVE THE WHOLE WORLD


Okay, so today I’m introducing you to five young boys whose music will send you straight into nirvana. I’m not joking.

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Book Memes/Tags/Challenges, Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t

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Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish on a weekly basis.

Hi!

Finally I’ve recovered myself after being on such an emotional roller coaster caused by the final episode of Produce 101 Season 2, on which I will talk a bit in Wednesday K-pop! segment (anyways the main characters of tomorrow’s episode are related to this show), but now let’s have a regular Top Ten Tuesday while I’m still on an inspirational roll to write everything and not be carried away by re-watching all P101 videos lol

Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning to Start But Haven’t

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Book Memes/Tags/Challenges, Tag Thursday

Tag Thursday: The Cookie book tag

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Hello people of the world!

I’m back again with another tag that I wasn’t tagged in (as usual, lol), but I’d still do that because it seems fun!

I saw this tag on Beth’s Reading Every Night, so I hope you don’t mind that I did this tag~

The Cookie Book Tag

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Wednesday K-pop! with Liliana

Wednesday K-pop! with Liliana: DREAMCATCHER

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Hiiiii!

So finally I can start ranting about some of my favorite and/or notable artists from K-pop scene, and this week’s main characters are 7 lovely ladies from newly re-debuted group DREAMCATCHER! Get ready to have your nightmares caught in their nets 🙂

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Book Memes/Tags/Challenges, The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post: June 5-11th

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Oh my god. This week in real life was a total roller coaster, with all those bad and good news.

I don’t wanna talk about what happened in real life, because this is not why I run this blog, and I definitely don’t want to ruin the happy atmosphere I’m slowly establishing here, so let’s just jump into another week recap!

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Do The Talking

Do The Talking: Why I buy books in Vietnamese when I never read in that language + polyglot problems

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Hi!

It’s been quite a long time since I’ve had some discussion posts, and, even if I had lots of ideas written down in my book blogging journal, I also had to consider the best time for each topic I have planned.
Actually I should’ve opened this specific topic a lot earlier when I still had some conditions going on, but I thought I’d still share this one while I can discuss it (and tbh I can do it anytime haha). Anyways, let’s jump into it!

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