Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I’ve Read This Year

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Its been so loooooong. Hello again everyone! I kind of fell off the face of the earth for a while mostly because my procrastination habits caught up with me and made my last few weeks of the semester stressful and bitter. Its exam week but since classes are pretty much wrapped up, I figured it would be safe to venture back out into the real world and give my blog some much needed love.  So this week’s topic is a review of my top ten books of the year. This year was very touch and go with my reading selections. I had some that I loved and some that I REALLY hated, with more of the latter, much to my chagrin. Below is a list of my favorites in preference order.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read/Want to Read

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It’s another Tuesday and another Top Ten list! I am so excited for this week’s topic because I am a fairy tale addict. If the book is about Cinderella, I’m so in! Beauty and the Beast? Put it in my eyeballs. Sleeping Beauty? Do you even need to ask?

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Book Review: Uprooted

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By: Naomi Novik

Genres: Fantasy, Romance

“‘Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he’s still a man, and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years. He protects us against the Wood, and we’re grateful, but not that grateful.’

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.

Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows—everyone knows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her.

But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose.”

~From Goodreads

I wasn’t properly prepared when I went into this book. I was expecting something light and fluffy, a fairytale retelling of the Beauty and the Beast that would feed my nostalgia and eventually force me to rewatch the Disney adaptation. What I got instead was a roller coaster ride filled with twists and turns that left me dizzy by the last page. I got a beast that sucked me in on page one and then spit me back out again, leaving me to tend to my feelings in my semi-irrational state. I don’t think I properly have the words to describe how much I love this book so please excuse my lunatic ramblings below.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession

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Hello everyone! It’s another week and another Tuesday! As you may have noticed, I’ve been playing around with my banners. They’re still a work in progress, but I hope you like them so far. As for this week’s topic, I’ll be sharing with you my ten latest book acquisitions, though it’s been a while since I last bought something, so my memory may be a little faulty!

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