Winter BiBib Day #6: Most Memorable Read of 2017

Well, I missed a day. Sigh. I knew that if I didn’t schedule them earlier on that this would happen. Trying to juggle a busy work life and a read-a-thon is really hard, okay? But I missed one of my favourite challenges in the Bibliothon, which is why you need to imagine my face as a sad emoji now. With that out of the way, let’s get into today’s post. The challenge is hosted by Gabi from A Bookish Gal and the prompt is to talk about the most memorable read of 2017. That sounds easy on the surface level, but it’s actually next to impossible to pick one favourite. So, I’m just going to post my review (as per the usual schedule) of what I have, with great difficulty, chosen as my most memorable read (which, strangely, was the next book I was going to review anyway), and I’ll leave some honourable mentions afterwards because they were all awesome!

Winter BiBib Day 6


Title: Even the Darkest Stars (Even the Darkest Stars #1)

Author: Heather Fawcett

Genre: Young adult fantasy

Format: eBook

Published: By Balzer + Bray on September 5th, 2017

ISBN13: 9780062463401

Grade: Outstanding

Even the Darkest Stars - Book Review

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Top Three Thursdays #8

Hello and welcome! This is my weekly series, Top Three Thursdays, or, for convenience, TTT. Every week I discuss my top three in any bookish topic. If you’d like to participate, write up a post on your blog and leave a link to it in the comments below.

The topic for today (16/02/17) is: Published 2017 Books I Want to Read Due to Good Reviews

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Book Review – Trapped in Wonderland

Title: Trapped in Wonderland

Author: Dani Hoots

Genre: Fantasy

Published: by Dani Hoots on February 1st, 2017

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Summary

(adapted from Goodreads)

Meredith Alice Hughes has found herself falling through a portal and into Wonderland. There, she finds some of her classmates, who are actually fictional characters from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, and they use a potion to make her forget everything. Everything would have been fine, that is, until the White Rabbit tries to murder her and she finds herself in Wonderland once more. Apparently, according to a prophecy, Alice is the only one who can save Wonderland from the Cirque de Rêves, a group that is trying to destroy and takeover the world. Will Alice believe in herself enough to defeat the Cirque de Rêves? Or will she fall victim to the dark thoughts that reside in her heart?

Thoughts

Note: I received a free e-copy of the book via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review

This is light-hearted read that fans of Lewis Carroll’s work will certainly enjoy. There is no complex plot or any unexpected twists, but the adorable characters and the magical setting are the strong points of the book. The journey that the main character goes through is something we all need to be reminded of and I believe people of any age group can get something out of this simple tale of magic and friendship.

Read the detailed review here.

Recommendations

I would recommend this book to fans of Lewis Carroll’s original and those looking for a good teenage adventure.

For the music, I listened to the soundtrack of the Tim Burton movie, Alice in Wonderland, which fit the atmosphere of the book perfectly.

Recommended food would be mushrooms and tarts, of course. If you’ve read the original, you know why.

Links

Book: Amazon | Goodreads

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