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    Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

    This book was very hype during spring and it was a book everyone felt was a must to read cause it is such a great book, this was the opinion of most people and readers that I could see and read online.

    I got the book translated in Swedish and well, I let Fangirl stay on the shelf for about 3 months or so before I picked it up and read it at the beginning of last week. Well, I’m glad I finally read it though :)

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    MY THOUGHTS

    I really wished that I hadn’t picked it up when I did, cause I really should have read it earlier or later. In July I read Eliza and her Monsters (which I only review on Goodreads) and this book remind me a lot of that book. I felt like I have already read it, cause the story was so similar to Eliza and her Monsters.

    I really liked the beginning of the book but after half way through it was just like I’ve already read this book, you know.

    Another thing is that I read the pages with Simon Snow in the beginning, but later in the book I didn’t bother to read those pages cause I wanted to read about Cath, not about this fiction character Simon Snow she was writing about. And it was many pages that I just skipped cause I really wasn’t interested to read them. I felt it took a little too much space from the book. Too bad!

    First I gave Fangirl 2 stars on Goodreads, but when I thought it more through I decided the book does deserve a little better rate, cause 1. I really like the beginning 2. The author writes good and 3. It’s a book you don’t forget, the story sticks. So I have to give the book and author some credit of course :)

    I GIVE THIS BOOK 3 LATTES

    SYNOPSIS

    Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

    Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…

    But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

    Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

    Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

    For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

    And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

    Have you read Fangirl yet?

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    I see London, I see France – Sarah Mlynowski

    Ok, since last week I’ve been able to read a lot more than I did during June and before in this month, I’m so glad to share this book review with you cause this book was a very fun reading and I like it very much.

    As you may already know, is that I joined the 24in48 Read A Thon last weekend and one of the books I read, or listen to as an audio book to be precisely were I see London, I see France. I really enjoyed this book and want to share my thoughts and review of it.

    MY THOUGHTS

    The book is new and was released on July 11th, so it’s a new book and I was lucky to find it on my audio book app and as I read good reviews on Goodreads I felt the need to read it.

    It is so fun, a great summer read for sure. During the weekend we had such a lovely summer weather, so I spent a lot of time outside and I really enjoyed to sit outside and listen to this book while I was working on my suntan :) The narrator Sasha Maarleveld did a great job with reading this book, she made it really fun and I like her voice. I wasn’t bored a minute through this book and finished it after one day.

    Young girls, different travel spots, boys, and different fun experiences summarize I see London, I see France and it’s the perfect summer story.

    I GIVE THIS BOOK 5 LATTES

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    SYNOPSIS

    Nineteen-year-old Sydney has the perfect summer mapped out. She’s spending the next four and half weeks traveling through Europe with her childhood best friend, Leela. Their plans include Eiffel-Tower selfies, eating cocco gelato, and making out with très hot strangers. Her plans do not include Leela’s cheating ex-boyfriend showing up on the flight to London, falling for the cheating ex-boyfriend’s très hot friend, monitoring her mother’s spiraling mental health via texts, or feeling like the rope in a friendship tug-of-war.

    Have you picked up this book yet? What are your thoughts on it?

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    The Iron King – Julie Kagawa

    A fantasy series called Iron Fey that is a book series that I have started to read and I read the first book The Iron King in march. I thought I could share my review on it and later on when I have read the three other books, I can write a final review on this series.

    I decided not to read all books in a row, cause there are other books I want to read first :) But I sure will pick up the second book soon.

    Notice, I have this series in Swedish so that is why it doesn’t say The Iron King on English on the cover.

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    MY THOUGHTS

    First of all, let’s look at the cover. I mean, it really is gorgeous with lovely colors that capture your eyes and the other books in the series have covers in the same gorgeous style. The word fantasy hits immediately when you see it, right?! :)

    The only thing that bothered me a little was some of the Swedish translation of a few words. Why translate the word Iron King to Swedish?? It sounds so silly to me. Sometimes I think you don’t have to translate absolute everything, cause it doesn’t sound good when you read it and I think it’s unnecessary. Beside from that I really liked it, it was an easy book to read.

    This is really a typical story that suits young adults (YA), as it’s a story with teenagers including the main character Meghan. But I am over 30 years old and I liked it anyway. For my part, it doesn’t matter what age the books are most adapted for as long as the story is good :) If you like fantasy, want to dream about other worlds, I find the Iron Fey series and this first book Iron King is a good alternative. It’s a sweet story and I like the beginning of it.

    I GIVE THIS BOOK 3 LATTES

    SYNOPSIS

    MEGHAN CHASE HAS A SECRET DESTINYONE SHE COULD NEVER HAVE IMAGINED. Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home.When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change. But she could never have guessed the truth.

    Cause Meghan is the daughter of a mythical faery king and a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she’ll go to save someone she cares about, stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face and find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

    Have you read Iron Fey series?

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    Me Before You – Jojo Moyes

    Jojo Moyes is one author I really was curious about when I came back from a very long book break. I saw reviews, posts, and pictures of her books everywhere on bookstagram accounts and I just knew that I need to read these books.

    I started last month in April with the first book called Me Before You and I finished it now in the beginning of May, cause like many other people I can’t read just one book at a time. I need to vary between at least two books :)

    As you can see on my image of the book, it has another cover and title and that is because the one I have is the Swedish copy.

    It’s time to share my review!

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    MY THOUGHTS

    Honestly, this book wasn’t how I imagined it to be at all. I do understand why this book can bring out all these different feelings for the reader cause, believe me, it really did the same for me. It’s a sad story and many people have cried during reading it. Me the other hand, I didn’t fell a tear. I ended this book confused and angry at the same time.

    Can’t help it, but I got so mad at the character Will cause he acted so ungratefully. Even if I knew and predicted that he was going to be a nicer person, I really couldn’t help myself by disliking him a lot to start with.

    Louisa is the character I really liked in this book. A sweet girl who took the plunge and made a big step by taking this difficult job, even if it was very hard she didn’t quit and she kept fighting :) I do work with sick people myself, so I know how it can be to take care of people who may be ungrateful, sad, angry and you sure need a huge of patience to be able to have that kind of job.

    I felt the book was a little too extract and I started to like it more after about half through it…yes, I know. That’s just how I feel. It wasn’t boring, but it wasn’t that exciting either. But afterward, it really exploded! Have no idea what was happening. Suddenly, I felt the book came alive and I got more and more curious about how this book will end.

    I’m happy that this book turned out much better in the end, cause else I would be disappointed. The end had a twist which I wasn’t ready for at all. I thought it was going to be a happy ending…but well yeah. I’m going to stop here :)

    One thing I know and can promise is that I won’t forget this story and book for a long time. Even if I didn’t enjoy every part of it, it sure is a book that I won’t forget.

    I GIVE THIS BOOK 3 LATTES 

    SYNOPSIS

    Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

    Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

    A love story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

    Have you read Me Before You? What did you think of the book?

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