Always in Wonderland

My name is Marie. I'm 23 years old and I live in Québec(Canada). My first language is french so you'll probably see a lot of mistakes everytime I write sonething but our love for books is international right ?!

Prisoner of Night and Fog - Anne Blankman


I was really looking forward to this one ever since I first came across it. In the end, I did really like it but I wasn't crazy about it. 

What I liked:
-The plot flowed smoothly with just the right pacing.
-One of my favorite part is when we see the main character refer to Hitler for the first time as 'Uncle Dolf'. It was priceless. 
-I don't know much about Hitler but I thought the author managed to do a solid rendition of Hitler. She was able to humanize him. Don't get me wrong, I hated him with all my heart. At a lot of points, I was so disgusted by him that I wanted to trow the book on my wall. I didn't but only because it was a ebbok on my ipad and I love my ipad and didn't want to break it...

What I didn't like so much:
-I couldn’t connect with the characters.Especially Gretchen.I thought she began suspecting things too easily and I wanted a little more resistance to the '' facts'' Daniel told her. I never really empathize with her. 
-The romance. I love the idead of it but what I got wasn't exactly what I wanted. The good thing is that it's not the typical love at first sight that we see in a lot of young adult books. They learn to know each other, they become friends and then they fall in love. But when they do fall in love, it's quite abrupt and sudden. 

I would recommend this book because while I may not have think it was outstanding, it wasn't like anything I've read before.

How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity: A Guide to Financial Freedom

How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity: A Guide to Financial Freedom - Patricia Carlin

When I pick up these kind of coffee table books, I always wonder if it's worth it. Should I really pay 10, 15 or 20 box for something that I'll read in a few minutes. Most of the time, the answer is no. I love them but I don't have the budget to pay for this kind of entertainment. What I liked about this book is that, for once, I feel that the money is worth it. Not only is the book beautiful(The quality of the book itself is fantastic and they're a lot of cute pictures and funny captions in it), it's also quite entertaning and long! That being said, it's also what I didn't like about this book, in the end, it felt a little too long. Toward the end, the book had lost a little bit of my attention and I think a few pages could have been taking off. But I prefer to have a lot for my money, so that wasn't a very big deal to me. Another flaw is that while it was funny at points, it seemed to try too hard at others.

If you're a cat lover, you'll love this book and if you're not. Well first of all, there's is obviously something wrong with you and you should probably see a doctor but, you'll also love this book and probably go to petshop and get a cat because you'll realize how rentable they are.


It's okay, I can wait

Me finding out that Mortal Heart by Robin Lafevers will be out in november



Me one day later



Me two days later




Reading progress update: I've read 320 out of 443 pages.

The Immortal Rules  - Julie Kagawa

 No! Just no! Zeke shouldn't know better Alison. You would make the same assumptions if you were him. I love you darling, you're one badass character but sometimes you can be quite annoying... 


Her attitude can be a little too much. Like with Jeb. Such the guy has major issues but she went against his authority right away, before she even got to know him. I didn’t understand where this was coming from. Same thing with Ruth. Sure, the girl turns out to be a....well I won't say it because I'd prefer to stay polite but Alison immediately hates her and is always  mocking her. 


Don't get me wrong, I really like her. I think she's very intelligent and brave and like I said, pretty badass. And I love her sarcasm. But even that brothers me sometimes because the timing  and..her sarcastic comments (or thoughts) it just doesn't always work for me.


Spoilers: I mean, who's so sarcastic 5 seconds after becoming a vampire when she hated vampires all her life. I mean. It could happen of course. But it often feel forced and happen in inappropriate situations/moments.


Still, I like her and the book is really good and very addicting. JK has always been really good at worldbuild but this time she's also managed to create relatively complex characters wich wasn't the case in The Iron Fey (in my opinion). 


Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam

Elusion - Claudia Gabel, Cheryl Klam

I thought Elusion was a mind-blowing start to a series. I really on 't undersand all the negative reviews I've read about it. Did it have flaws? Yes. Did they keep me from really enjoying the story. No way!


What I loved about it?
-the plot.It's full of mystery and full of conspiracies. I couldn't stop reading. I just wanted to know what was going on and who I could trust.
-I wouldn't say I loved him but I was intrigued by Patrick.


What didn't work for me:
-there was information overload at times.
- the impression of dejà-vu I had many times while reading the book. A lot of things reminded of other books. The concept: Under the never sky by Veronica Rossi, Josh: Chase from Article 5 by Kristen Simmons, Patrick: Warner of Shatter me from Tahereh Mafi and I coup keep going. That being said, I thought the plot was quite original.
-The main characters( Egan, Patrick and Josh) weren't developed enough in my opinion. We do lear a lot about them but almost everything we learn is related to the plot of the books. And all the relationships( friends, romances, families, enemies) were built around the plot. Everthing in this book is connected to Elysion, it's almost like ever character of this book doesn't have a life outside Elusion( well, I guess it i the case for one of them but there is no way that Elusion is th only thing the characters think or talk about. I hope we will get to know the characters beter in the rest of the series.



Overall, Elusion is a exciting adventure, full of suspense and I can't wait to get back in this world.
Rating: 4.5 stars

Reading progress update: I've read 100 out of 252 pages.

Elusion - Claudia Gabel, Cheryl Klam

Not the greatest book but it's better than I expected from reading the reviews.



Reading progress update: I've read 352 out of 380 pages.

Temptation (Harlequin Teen) - Karen Ann Hopkins

Sure, it's perfectly normal that a 16 years wants to get married and become married because a guy she meet a few weeks ago.After he threatened,a manipulated her and judged her. I mean, she spent half the book judging the amish ways but sure. And 350 pages later, she still doesn't respect any of his amish believes (and he's not better, he refused to accept any of her ''enligsh'' believes and think that if she really loved him, she would change all her believe but of course he doesn't have to do the same).


Reading progress update: I've read 400 out of 550 pages.

Cress (Lunar Chronicles, #3) - Marissa Meyer

I'm loving this book but I'm not sure I can buy Cinder acting so careless with her stepmother....


Reading progress update: I've read 264 out of 550 pages.

Cress (Lunar Chronicles, #3) - Marissa Meyer

It was like watching him die.


Reading progress update: I've read 200 out of 380 pages.

On the Island - Tracey Garvis-Graves


We were eating lunch when a chicken walked out of the woods.
“Anna, look behind you.”
She turned around. “What the heck?”
We watched as the chicken came closer. It pecked the ground, not in any kind of hurry.
“There was one more after all,” I said.
“Yeah, the stupid one,” Anna pointed out. “Although it’s the last one standing, so it’s done something right.”
It came right up to Anna and she said, “Oh, hi. Do you not know what we did to the rest of your kind?”
It tilted its head and looked up at her as if it were trying to figure out what she said. My mouth watered. I thought about the chicken dinner Anna and I would have. But then she said, “Let’s not kill this one, T.J. Let’s see if it lays eggs.”
I built a small pen. Anna picked the chicken up and put it inside. It sat down and looked at both of us like it was happy with its new house. Anna put some water in an empty coconut shell. “What do chickens eat?” she asked.
“I don’t know. You’re the teacher. You tell me.”
“I taught English. In a major metropolitan area.”
That cracked me up. “Well, I don’t know what it eats.” I bent down by the pen and said, “You better lay eggs because right now you’re just another mouth to feed, and if you don’t like coconut, breadfruit, and fish, you may not like it here.”
I swear to God that chicken nodded its head.
It laid an egg the next day. Anna cracked it into an empty coconut shell and scrambled it with her finger. She put the coconut shell near the flames and waited for the egg to cook. When it looked done, she divided it between us.
“This is fantastic,” Anna said.
“I know.” I finished my share in two bites. “I haven’t had a scrambled egg in so long. It tastes just like I remember.”
The chicken laid another egg two days later. “That was a good idea you had, Anna.”
“Chicken probably thinks so, too,” she said.
“You named the chicken, Chicken?”
She looked embarrassed. “When we decided not to kill it, I got attached.”
“That’s okay,” I said. “Something tells me Chicken probably likes you, too.”
A chicken named chicken?
This book is perfection.I'm loving it and it's been a while since I really enjoyed a romance book.

Reading progress update: I've read 415 out of 466 pages.

The Bone Season  - Samantha Shannon

This book is just... So good. I don't understand why I've seen so many negative and mixed reviews about it.Yes, The Bone Season gets off to a bit of a slow start. Yes, there's A LOT going on. Maybe a little too much at times.but I enjoyed every second of it.


What I liked about it( and by liked I mean FREAKING LOVED):

  • -The intense amount of world-building
  • - The main character Paige. It took me a while to warm to her but by the end of the book I got quite attached to her.
  • -Warden. Warden.Warden. He's so complex and mysterious and we learn so much about him in this book but I can't help but hope that we'll lean even more about him in the second book.Also,  Paige's relationship with him is very complicated but every moment they shared together were priceless. In most reviews I've read, people didn't care  for the romance and thought it came out suddendly but I guess I must come from another planet because I thought the opposite. I thought the building up of the relationship was perfecion and the evolution of their relationship happened very slowly, step by step.
  • - The writting. It took me a while to get used to it, about 100 pages but once I got into it, I was addicted. 
  • -The cover( so beautiful and sooooooo soft....what can I say,I love soft cover) and the book itself, the map, this bookis so well together. And I know, I know...never judge a book by it's cover bit isn't it amazing when a great story comes in a beauiful package?!



The Bone Season was an engaging book and I'm dying for thr next book. Also, I will now read everything S.S. releases from now on. This is the beginning of a beautiful relationship( a little bit one sided....I'll admit) that will last forever. Unless she decides to kill Warden, then I'll erase her name from my mind FFFFFOOOOORRRRREEEEVVVEEEERRRRRRR.




Reading progress update: I've read 225 out of 466 pages.

The Bone Season  - Samantha Shannon

It took me about 75/100 pages to really get into this book but now I'm really getting addicted! I heard people comparing Warden to Barrons from the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning and while, no character will ever steal Barrons's place in my heart but I do see the similarities!


The interactions between him and page are intriguing and exciting.

I don't understand why so many people didn't care for the romance at all in this book but everyone is entitled to their opinion.


Reading progress update: I've read 250 out of 290 pages.

The Silver Linings Playbook - Matthew Quick

I want to tell Tiffany the ending of the movie, the one that was my old life.I figure she should know the ending, especially since she had a starring role. And then the words are spilling out of me.



I've watch the Silver Lining Playbook twice in theathe. Once with my best friend, once by myself 2 days later (it was the first time I went to a movie by myself, I loved that movie so much the first time that I had to watch it again...). And since, I've watched it with my mom, with my dad, wby myself (many many times). So I had a lot of expectations for the book. And wow. It's just as good. Some things are better in the books, some things are better in the movie. But together, the book and the movie make the perfect combination.

Reading progress update: I've read 39 out of 300 pages.

The Trap - Andrew Fukuda

Thank you The trap for restoring  my faith in books.


Reading progress update: I've read 408 out of 408 pages.

Ignite Me - Tahereh Mafi

That's it?! 5 minutes of action and it's over. No confrontation. That's not the epic finale I expected. It's so rushed and abrupt.


It's like if instead of having an epic battle in Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, Harry just came out of nowhere and shot Voldemort . The end. 


Reading progress update: I've read 305 out of 408 pages.

Ignite Me - Tahereh Mafi

Of course perfect Warner wants to ''spend time'' with Adam now and is pefectly fine with Adam being his brother. 

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