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Chocomeiske

Chocomeiske

Joined June 2017

Find me on Instagram also @chocomeiske chocomeiske.com
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Kingdom of Copper by S A Chakraborty
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The Empire of Ashes by Anthony Ryan
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Caraval 3. Finale | Stephanie Garber
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My latest #bookhaul includes the most stunning book of the Caraval trilogy ❤️

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The Empire of Ashes | Anthony Ryan
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One of my most anticipated sequels for 2018 and my Preorder just arrived yesterday and I have set aside everything else to get lost in this beauty 🤪

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Girls Made of Snow and Glass | Melissa Bashardoust
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A really captivating and well-written retelling of Snow White with interesting insight into the 'wicked step-mother'.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Wild Beauty | Anna-Marie McLemore
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Beautiful written, eerie, strange and whimsical, this take of family, love and sacrifice was simply captivating. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Seven Forges | James A. Moore
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I didn't expect to love this book so much but it managed to fit a lot of of awesomeness in such a short book for the Fantasy genre and I am impressed and intrigued enough to binge read this series which had been sitting on my iPad for quite some time.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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This doesn't read like a debut novel nor a run of the mill YA fantasy. It is well thought out, well written, cohesive, has clarity and depth of characters and plot.
It was all I was hoping for and more. This feels like the fruits of a story that had time to percolate within the author's mind so that when it was put to paper it had already matured and was ready to be devoured and appreciated and boy oh boy did I enjoy this magical book.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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Hazelwoud | Melissa Albert
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Interessant maar raar en soms wat traagjes, maar ook magisch en avontuurlijk. Als jij van sprookjes houdt, vooral die van Alice in Wonderland, aangezien dat deze losjes gebaseerd is op dat verhaal, zou jij hiervan genieten. Ik vind het wel interessant maar niet zo spectaculair als ik had gehoopt.⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Waking Land | Callie Bates
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This is a debut novel and it reads like one. It's clunky and not very well executed and the main character is indecisive but the plot and the imagination behind it are pretty cool. The magic system is awesome and the lore is also interesting. The romance was boring and felt forced and totally unnecessary. I still think this had the potential to be really good and I'm curious to see where the story takes us in the sequel.
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The Tiger's Daughter | K. Arsenault Rivera
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After a rocky start where I struggled to come to terms with a writing style that grated on my nerves, I Fell in love with this story with a love story of epic propotions and a touch of the magical at the heart of it.
I loved the setting and the lore and I fell in love with Barsalyya Shefali and O-Shizuka. I love how we got to watch their relationship grow!
This was an emotional roller coaster of a book and I really enjoyed it.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Last Winter | Samwise Didier
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Liked it well enough and really enjoyed the illustrations. I hope there 's a follow up because I'd like to see what happens next with Frostpaw and his cubs and his mate. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Windwitch | Susan Dennard
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A great sequel with lots of tense moments for the main characters and Plenty action to satisfy me. I'm really enjoying this series.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I was so hesitant to read this because it didn't sound like something I would like but I ended up really enjoying this read. I love the friendships in this book and the loyalty between the main characters. The characters seem real because they are still flawed. I love the magic system.
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The Forgetting Moon | Brian Lee Durfee
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A richly imagined world with bloodwood assassins and classical races of people with different names of course and a quest for 'magical' items. This book is basically introducing the characters and their roles but was filled with lots of intrigued and mystery and Battle scènes. I really enjoyed this read and I can't wait to see how it all progresses in the sequel ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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An Enchantment of Ravens | Margaret Rogerson
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Sooo many mixed feelings about this one but while I didn't like the Insta- love situation, I loved the way the fairies or fair folk are portrayed in this book... Dark and twisted without the ability to even comprehend human emotions and their sick twisted games they play on unsuspecting humans.
I enjoyed that aspect of it very much. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Wow. This was so good! It tells the story of The Evil Queen and how she rose to Power..It is bloody and dark yet magical and absorbing. I read it in one sitting.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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What a gem of a book. I loved the mashup of magic and reality whilst touching on a very awful unforgettable, painful time in history. In an age where racial tensions are once again at a highpoint the message in this book is clear...Don't accept racial crimes or turn a blind eye so as not to be complicit. Stand up for what you know in your depths of your heart is right.
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The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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What's not to love? This is epic Fantasy at It's best and as usual Sanderson's world is richly imagined and developed and the Magic System is awesome!
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This amazing! I love the fairytale vibe and the whole poetic flow of the story. Vasya is a spunky character and brings such life and colour to this bleakly imagined world with its rules and limitations.
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bunny What a gorgeous cover! 2y
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Maresi | Maria Turtschaninoff
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Leuk boekje maar er was weinig 'actie' . De schrijfstijl beviel me wel en had iets sprookjesachtig. Ik ben echt wel benieuwd naar hoe het verhaal verder gaat ontwikkelen dus ik lees zeker de opvolging.
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City of Brass | S A Chakraborty
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I really enjoyed this read! I've always loved Fantasy with an exotic feel and this one with Daevas, Djinns Ifrits and other magical races fits the bill. I loved the way Egypt was described and Daevabad and the Magic in this world. I got a lot of feels whilst reading and I appreciate that the romantic elements were kept to a minimum. The ending was epic and really set up for a great follow up so I can't wait to read the sequel.
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abbsinwonderland Im hoping to start this soon! Im also hoping my boyfriend will read it thanks to the Djins! Glad to see you enjoyed it. 2y
abbsinwonderland *Djinns 2y
Chocomeiske It was really good. The ending has me so intrigued and eager to read The sequel! Hope you enjoy it! 2y
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The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
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Even more amazing the second time around. Such a well thought out magical system with checks and balances and an even more well created world. I really like that every sentence adds something to the general storyline and there was never a dull moment
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Grim_Reader I‘m excited to start this series soon 2y
Chocomeiske Yayy!! I loved it!! 2y
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The Speaker | Traci Chee
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This was so good! I loved learning more about the Magic System 'Illumination' and the Book and Sefia's parents. Sefia and Archer are faced with difficult choices and they really grow as characters. I really like the direction this sequel took and I can't wait for the next book!
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Ascendant's Rite | David Hair
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This was a well written conclusion to an awesome series filled with realistic, well-developed, morally Gray characters and a mindblowing well-conceived magic System. All the different threads came together nicely in the end in a coherent fashion. If you love Epic Fantasy and you haven't read this series yet, be sure to add it to your TBR.
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Nachtfilm | Marisha Pessl
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Ik heb er van genoten en vond het spannend van begin tot einde. De verschillende media die is gebruikt om het verhaal te vertellen voegde iets extra's aan en was niet overbodig. Toch, was het niet zoals ik had verwacht en was het alleen maar middelmatig.
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The Reader | Traci Chee
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This story was just as magical and captivating the second time around and I'm happy I did a reread. I love Sefia and I think she is brave, resilient and determined and selfless. I love that this turned out to be so much more than just another book about books. I have a feeling the sequel is going to be epic!
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The Girl in the Ice | Robert Bryndza
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An interesting read but the main character is all over the place and so cliché. The ending was a surprise so that was appreciated. The police investigation was also not so well written and oftentimes not credible. Overall, a fairly good debut.
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Unholy War | David Hair
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Amazing instalment in this series! The stakes are High and unlikely alliances are formed as all factions try to excel and outsmart and outfight those they seem to be their 'enemies'. Lots of fighting using the gnostic abilities and I love all the possibilities of this Magic System. The characters have grown by leaps and bounds and I love all of the POVs. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Tinder | Sally Gardner
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What an amazing retelling of The Tinder Box! It was eerie and whimsical with that fairytale vibe throughout. It was dark and brutal and I loved the harsh lines of the illustrations whichjust added to that creepiness. Loved it!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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And the Trees Crept In | Dawn Kurtagich
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It was ok with a slight eeriness but totally not scary and a bit lame to be honest. It was a quick read though and I liked the 'twist' at the end.
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Last Namsara | Kristen Ciccarelli
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Magische legenden en mythologie komen tot leven in deze prachtige verhaal. Ik vond hem heel mooi geschreven en ik ervoer zoveel emoties bij het lezen van dit boek. Ik raad hem zeker aan!!
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The Suffering Tree | Elle Cosimano
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I liked this story well enough and it was a quick read. The paranormal elements were like the backbone of the story and I loved the way it was written. Tori as a character is complex and troubled and self-hatms to deal with her anxietyand such so that's a trigger warning for that. The mystery was well done and wasn't resolved until the very end with a twist that I didn't see coming.
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The Beautiful Dead | Belinda Bauer
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This book had such great potential but in the end it fell short of being phenomenal and was just Ok. I think more focus should have been on the villain; Yes we got a peek into his head and so leqrnt his motivations for killing and in such a fashion but hè still felt very much 'unknown' and I found myself really disliking the main character. Anyway, I enjoyed it but wasn't surprises or thrilled.
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Death Watch | Ari Berk
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This is an eerie atmospheric ghost story with quite a few mythological elements woven throughout. I loved it even more the second time around but found it less scary and more intriguing. The town of Lichport's quirkiness really comes to life and I think the job of Undertaker is pretty cool and Silas is an interesting character.
The Death Watch is a must-read especially for this time of year.
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Crow Girl | Erik Axl Sund
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This was a compelling although difficult read for many reasons and I think it was well written. The investigative aspects of it acted as a sort of reprieve from the darker aspects. I 'enjoyed' it well enough. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer | Leigh Bardugo
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I really loved the way this was written. You het w hit of everything without it being too long and drawn out. Diana feels authentic as an Amazon and I loved the bits of mythology incorporated throughout. It was also action-packed and well paced and the dialogue was well written. I am officially a fan!
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Maike After seeing your review the book starting judging me silently from its shelf.... guess I should pick it up soon 😄 2y
Chocomeiske You totally should! 2y
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Scarlet Tides | David Hair
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This sequel just improved on everything in the first book with a quicker momentum and lots more action, conflict and political manoeuvres. I love all the Different POV's equally and I like all the connections that are being slowly uncovered between the main characters. The Moontide Quartet is set to become one of my favourite epic Fantasy series of all time!
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Mage's Blood | David Hair
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What an immersive read! I love the huge cast of characters; characters so well drawn as to be distinguishable from each other, the world building, the gnostic magical system and the political intrigue. I can't believe how intricate this world is and how well written. This is epic fantasy at it's best! Loved it ❤️
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Het stel van hiernaast | Shari Lapena
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Enjoyable thriller but a bit convoluted and somewhat unrealistic. I really empathised with Anne and I can't even fathom going through what she went through. The ending was ineveitable to say the least and well deserved.
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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What a mind-blowing immersive piece of fiction! This book sure set my synapses afire and I loved that the scientific parts were not too dense but well thought out and concisely woven into the story. It is definitely a thought provoking Sci-Fi thriller with a love story at the heart of it and I enjoyed it very much!
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I am speechless; simply in awe of how much fun I had reading this book. Mia as a character has grown in leaps and bounds and a lot of questions were answered but not all of them. The Gladiator styled battles were bloody just the way I like them. The romances were scorching and well written. The twists were many and the plot unpredictable. This is simply one one of the best sequels ever and one of the best books of 2017! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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1: The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan

2: Autumn

3: The Victorian Era

4: Varies

5: Fantastical places 😁

6: Chores or spending time with my daughter or a book slump

7: A few more than 675 😉 not including my iBooks or kobo books 😊
Edited( Oct 22) : actual count reveals I have twice that number of unread books... Thus 1350 which does not include the books I've acquired in the last two months 😏🤦🏾‍♀️

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GypsyKat Great answers! And I'm loving finding out everyone's answers to number 7. You're not alone with your big TBR pile. 😉 2y
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Little Girl Gone | Alexandra Burt
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An interesting psychological thriller with an extremely unreliable character. I was intrigued by the general storyline and liked the twist but while I liked it, I didn't love it. I understood Estelle's neuroses and that she had been suffering from post partum depression which escalated due to the callousness of her hubby but I still felt disconnected to her.
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Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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This was a reread and I loved it even more the second time around. I'm super stoked to start Godsgrave now!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Grim_Reader I need to read this. 2y
Chocomeiske @Grim_Reader Yes... You do! 2y
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Tower of Dawn | Sarah J Maas
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I really wanted to love this but it was just Ok. Chaol ceased to be my favourite character a couple books ago and I was hoping to fall in love with him again and while he is less of an ass, I can't say that he's totally redeemed hinself either.
Also, this just read like one big setup for the finale and would have been fine as a novella rather than a full length novel.
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Spellslinger | Sebastien de Castell
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Was only OK but I enjoyed it enough to want to read the sequel. I like the world and the Magic System and have high hopes that the sequel will be much better.
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Grim_Reader Such a great cover 🖤 2y
Chocomeiske @Grim_Reader Ikr! I love naked hardcovers!! 2y
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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I went into this book expecting to be blown away...I wasn't. To me it was just an OK read. I did like the way it was written and liked lseeing things through Joe's eyes as twisted as he is. That ending was no shocker and I applaud Joe for his devious and calculated thought processes.
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Good as Gone | Amy Gentry
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This was well worth the read. It was suspenseful and the characters are multi-faceted and interesting. The twists are really well done and I loved how it playa out totally different than I thought it would so it scores really high in unpredictability which is so important in this genre.
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Loved it!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I See You | Clare Mackintosh
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It took me a while to get into this book but I really enjoyed the plot. I found it to be super creepy because It's not too far fetched. I never saw that twist coming but the ending was the person whom I had suspected. Very intriguing!
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This was aan OK read. I felt somewhat alienated from the main character but I loved the perspective of the Locked in Syndrome patient and the final plot twist. The ending felt rushed though and too convenient.