Tag Sunday – Disney Princess Book Tag

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And I’m back for another tag of course! This one I have been seeing around a tonne lately! I don’t know who created this one as there is I think 2 different tags both called Disney Princess Book Tag.

And here we go!


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Just Life Cinderella, You Either Didn’t Expect Much Out of This Character in the Beginning But Turned Out to be a total Gem

I honestly don’t know who to choose for this, I find it’s usually the other way around! They seem awesome in the beginning but turn out to be either a asshole or just meh.

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A Book That Makes You Sleeping or Just Couldn Not Hold Your Attention

Well I’m reading Carve the Mark right now and that is exactly how I feel about it.

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A Book With A Water/Ocean Setting

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Name a Book With the Best Bookworm/Book Lover

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Name Book with an Unlikely Love Story

The only couple I could think of for this is Rose & Dimitri from Vampire Academy & Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

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Name a Book that is Based on a Real Life Person You Want to Read/Have Read

I have no answer for this as I don’t have any real person I want to read about..

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Name the Fiercest Heroine You Know

I feel like there is so many amazing fierce  female characters now!

Amani from Rebel of the Sands
Wendy from The Trylle Trilogy
Trist from Divergent
Rose from Vampire Academy
Katniss from The Hunger Games

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Name a Diverse book whether it is a diverse set of characters or just diverse in general

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Name the Longest Book You’ve Ever Read

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A Book Where There is No Love Story/Interest or Isn’t Needed

I don’t think I have read a book without romance in it!

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A Book in a Winter/Cold Setting

Well the whole thing isn’t set in Winter, but you get my point!

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A Character That Goes on a Journey

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Because I’ll be doing them every Sunday, I am only going to tag 1 person in each so I’m not tagging the same people all the time! So each week I will tag my latest follower!

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – Spoiler Free Review

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Title: The Hate U Give
Author: 
Angie Thomas
Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Contemporary Diverse
Publication Date: February 28th, 2017
Pages: 464 (Hardcover)
Publishers: Balzer + Bray
Rating:

5 Star

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Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

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I’m going to add a couple quotes but I won’t mention names for things that are slightly spoilery, I’ll just put ……. instead.

This review will be a little different to my usual ones as I quite simply am having trouble of what to say about this book, it just amazing and it’s hard to find the right words to put in each of the categories I usually use. So I’m just going to say everything that comes to mind!


Firstly I want to say that no book I have ever read has made me tear up as many times as this one! I marked each time this happened in the book with yellow sticky notes and there is 16 in it. I also used Blue sticky notes for time that there was funny things or references to Harry Potter or Fresh Prince of Bel-Air! I love both Harry Potter and Fresh Prince and the fact that those were the main two things that were referenced multiple times in this book was amazing!

“Don’t call me that. Especially since She Who Must Not Be Named gave me that nick name.”
Damn. She Voldemorted …….”

Also I loved Mav & Lisa, Starr’s parents! They were hilarious sometimes!

Starr and her Mum talking about Tumblr! And this was so my mum, but FarmVille requests when she first got Facebook.

“No, you’re forbidden to get one. No parents allowed. You guys already took over Facebook.”
“You haven’t responded to my friend request yet.”
“I know.”
“I need Candy Crush lives.”
“That’s why I’ll never respond.”

And Starr and her Dad talking about Macbooks

He gets the grapes out the refrigerator. “You still got that old laptop? The one you had before we bought you that expensive-ass fruit one?”
I laugh. “It’s an Apple MacBook, Daddy.”
“It damn sure wasn’t the price of an apple.”

I loved how real this book was, that’s why I can’t really talk about the characters as usually I would say ‘I enjoy them and I like how the author developed them throughout the book’ or some crap like that. But in this book EVERYONE of those characters were real to me, I felt like I was Starr’s best friend and seeing her go through this struggle. I felt like I was the one that saw Khalil die, it was just amazingly written.

I also loved because of how real it felt, it made it so much more obvious that this is something that is actually happening in the real world on a regular basis and how shit this is!

I was curious and read some of the 2 star reviews for this book on Goodreads. So I just have a couple things to say about some reviews I saw. A lot of people said that the writing was really badly done, to me I see this written as if Starr wrote it. Garden Heights Starr that is, I see nothing wrong with that writing, it’s just another part of what makes it feel so real. Some people said it was unrealistic. For one thing unless you are a Black American living in this type of situation, then how the hell do you know if it is realistic or not?! And two Angie Thomas is a Black American, so I think she would have a little more knowledge of the situation.

Another thing that was mentioned was that there was ‘black stereotypes’, is it really a black stereotype if it is a black person using it? In my opinion no.. For example, there is the stereotype that all ‘black’ people liked fried chicken. The subject of fried chicken comes up in this book and that’s not necessarily considered a stereotype if a black person admits they like fried chicken, like Starr says, come on, it’s fried chicken! Who doesn’t love it?! And considering in that scene it was both Starr and Maya (her WHITE friend) that was excited about the fried chicken then it wasn’t a stereotype in my opinion. Like, who doesn’t love fried chicken?!?! And most of the things that I could see that people might consider a stereotype are just basic shit, I don’t see any of them as negatively used stereotypes…
I don’t actually know if this last paragraph made sense, it was so hard trying to describe that and get it to make sense haha.

I think that this book is so damn important right now! This is actually happening and it’s absolute bullshit! I’m Australian, so this doesn’t directly affect me obviously, but I’m for equal rights for EVERYONE and that’s just not right how they are treated. Out of this entire book, even if you don’t want to buy it and read it then at least go into a bookstore or library and read pages 168-171. They perfectly describe what is happening!

I don’t know what else to say! I loved this book so much and I honestly just think that this is a book that everyone needs to go out and read for themselves.


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May A YearAThon TBR & Dewey’s 24 Hour ReadAThon Info

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So I have 2 ReadAThons coming up  very soon. The Dewey’s 24 Hour ReadAThon & the A Year A Thon. I won’t be making a specific TBR for the Dewey’s 24 Hour ReadAThon as there is no challenges, so I will just read whatever I’m up to when it starts and read as much as I can.


I’m posting this TBR now rather than just before the ReadAThon starts because the Dewey’s 24 Hour ReadAThon ends at 10pm on the 30th and the A YearAThon starts 2 hours later at midnight. I will also be writing my blog post for the 30th today which will be a Tag Sunday so that way I won’t have to worry about it on that day. In the 2 hours between Dewey’s 24 Hour ReadAThon and the A YearAThon I will post my wrap up for Dewey’s 24 Hour ReadAThon.

So the May A Year A Thon starts on the 1st and ends on the 7th. The monthly theme is Rereads and the challenge is to read books over 400 pages. I won’t be rereading any books as I want to concentrate on new books more than rereading books.

So onto the books on my TBR. This isn’t a specific TBR, it will more be options of books with 400+ pages that I own or have on eBook.


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Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

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Pages: 468

I have just received an email saying that I was approved to get a copy of Carve the Mark through NetGalley. So I will be starting this book next, I don’t know whether that will be before or during the A YearAThon.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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Pages: 456

I have a copy of this book on Scribd.

A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess

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Pages: 416

I received this book in a The YA Chronicles Subscription box last year and have been meaning to read it ever since. It sounds really interesting and this ReadAThon might be the reason I finally get to it.

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

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Pages: 429

I bought this ages ago and have been meaning to get to it but just haven’t got around to it yet! I also really want to read something that is written by only Jay Kristoff to see if I like her writing as in Illuminae & Gemina it is hard to tell.

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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Pages: 407

I have this and the next book coming in the mail from Book Depository so it will partly depend on whether they arrive in time. But this book just sounds so interesting and there is so much hype, I’m so excited to get to it!

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Pages: 444

This sounds like such an important book to read at the moment. Granted being Australian this isn’t something that is directly affecting me, but I still really want to read it.


Well that are some of the books that are options for books over 400 pages that I could read from the ReadAThon. I will definitely be reading Carve The Mark after I finish Shadow and Bone. But it will depend on how long it takes me to read Shadow and Bone whether I will be reading it before or during the ReadAThon. If Caraval & The Hate U Give arrive in time they will most likely be the ones I’m most likely to pick up. If they don’t arrive in time then The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer & Nevernight will be highest on my list.

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Tag Sunday – The Chocolate Book Tag

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And I’m back for another tag! This one I thought should be easter themed! So that is what I searched and this is what I found!

Here we go!


1) Dark Chocolate – A book with a dark theme/content

I honestly can’t think of a book I have read that has a really dark theme or content, so I’m going with a book that is on my TBR that has dark themes.

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2) White Chocolate – A light-hearted/humourous read

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3) Milk Chocolate – A book with a lot of hype that you are dying to read

4) Chocolate With a Caramel Centre –  A book that makes you feel gooey on the inside

Well honestly I don’t think of any books as ‘gooey feeling’. So I turned to google and apparently Vampire Academy is a gooey read, I don’t see it but I’ll chuck it up anyway haha

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5) A Wafer-Free KitKat – A book that surprised you lately

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 6) Snickers – A book you are going nuts about

I don’t really have an answer for this as I’m not ‘going nuts’ about a book right now. I’m going nuts about the Fantastic Beasts movie as I’ve watched it about 5 times in the last 2 weeks!

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7) Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream and Marshmallows – A comfort read that you turn to again and again

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8) Box of Chocolates – A series that has something for everyone


I TAG:

Because I’ll be doing them every Sunday, I am only going to tag 1 person in each so I’m not tagging the same people all the time! So each week I will tag my latest follower! Hopefully there will be a new ones each week to tag.

My Name Is Daniela

And this is a brand new blog, go and follow!


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