The Daughters of Ys – M.T. Anderson & Jo Rioux

46223363The Daughters of Ys by M.T. Anderson & Jo Rioux

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Raincoast Books
Published: August 11th, 2020
Publisher: First Second
Recommended Age: 13+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Dark, Magic, Retelling, Siblings


REVIEW:

This was a much darker tale than I anticipated, both in atmosphere and content. It is not a story I recommend if you are looking for something to uplift your spirits but it is one I dare push you towards if you want to read something different, something that will shock you and maybe even repulse you while simultaneously intriguing you. Continue reading

The Complete Story of How I Became a Book Blogger

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Hello, dear readers. Today, I decided to tell you a story that is important to me. @mrs.p.christie asked me, today, how I came to create my blog and she made me realize that I have never shared this story before with anyone besides, like, my brother or my personal diary.

I want to tell you what happened in detail.

I created my Goodreads account in 2012. Before Goodreads, I was on Booknode, which is an online community for francophone book lovers. But as much as I liked Booknode, it just wasn’t a big enough community for me and the selection of books to shelve and notes to give was very limited in my opinion, especially in the early 2010s. Continue reading

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel – Sara Farizan

20312458Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Borrowed
Published: 2014
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Recommended Age: 13+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, LGBTQIA+, Romance, High School, Friendship, Family


REVIEW:

I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’ve been in a book slump since the beginning of this whole confinement situation. Sure, I’ve finished a couple of books and enjoyed a few too, but it just hasn’t been the same at all. Continue reading

Serpent & Dove – Shelby Mahurin

40024139Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Library
Published: September 2019
Publisher: HarperTeen
Recommended Age: 14+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Witches, Forbidden Love, Devotion, Family


REVIEW:

Serpent & Dove is one of those fantastic fantasy books that completely deserve being devoured, as slowly or as fast as you wish. It will increase your interest with each new chapter, so much that its 500 pages will have felt like 300 by the end. Shelby Mahurin doesn’t reinvent witches, but she does do something interesting with the concept and the use of magic. The forbidden love part sure was exciting, too, and I dare say I’m counting down the days until the release of book 2. Continue reading

Books, Books and More Books!

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Hello my lovely readers.

This is a shameless posting. Truly shameless.

I recently became active on bookstagram again, but I have to admit to you that I hadn’t posted regularly in a while so when I went back and checked the accounts I was following imagine my surprise when I discovered that many of them deleted their accounts… or became bookstagram famous, which is pretty awesome. But it made me realize that I hadn’t kept in touch with anyone over there and I was pretty lost when I came back. Continue reading

5 More Short Reviews

40776644The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates: You help women, you help everyone. Melinda Gates discovered that by doing work for her and her husband’s foundation that seeks to improve the world and by listening to the stories of many women around the world. Improve the conditions of women, invest in their education, eliminate the stigma that follows them, encourage them to stand up for themselves and for each other… Do all of these things and one day we might completely eliminate wars. If this seems like a far-fetched statement to you, read this book. I especially recommend you read this book if you don’t believe in equality between sexes and seeing women in positions of power. Because you need a reality check. You need to open your eyes wide and let the truth submerge you. 4 stars.


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Snapdragon – Kat Leyh


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by Kat Leyh

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Raincoast Books
Published: February 2020
Publisher: First Second
Recommended Age: 9+
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Middle Grade, Magic, LGBTQIA+, Friendship, Animals


REVIEW:

I love books that make me feel like the nastiness in the world is nothing compared to the beauty and magic that can be found in it. SNAPDRAGON was just that book for me.

Snapdragon doesn’t like to gossip and she doesn’t like rumours but she still can’t help but be afraid and wary of the old woman who lives alone, isolated by the forest, and who might just be a witch. Continue reading

The Disaster Artist, Book or Movie?

Hello everyone,

I am very excited today because I am writing a blog post that I have never written before. First of all, I’m not sure I have ever reviewed a film on my blog before, and I doubt I have ever compared a book to its movie adaptation before, although I should have in the six years I have been managing Hit or Miss Books.

17404078Second of all, you need to know that both the book and movie versions of The Disaster Artist are about a film. A really bad film. A film that I have watched snippets of and, it’s true what they say, it really is badly made and somewhat nonsensical, although not as bad I had expected from the book and movie.

THE BOOK THE DISASTER ARTIST

I bought this book from Book Outlet for about 4$ because I have seen very good reviews of it on Goodreads but I only read it a few weeks ago, so a year or two after purchasing it. I read non-fiction, but mainly memoirs and business books. Books about films are not exactly my thing.

But I gave this one a shot on a dare with myself to read a book that I wouldn’t normally read, even if it was on my bookshelves. From the moment I started it, I was engrossed. Continue reading

I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You – Ally Carter

852470I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Received: Bought
Published: 2006
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Recommended Age: 11+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Friendship, Adventure, Boarding School, Romance


REVIEW:

I can’t believe it had been four years since I last read this book. It’s a shock because four years ago my life was different than it is today and so was I. I couldn’t wait to reread this book, not just because I had missed it but also to see how I would react to it now that I’m four years older and with more experiences behind me. Continue reading

5 Short Reviews

6063187Twenties Girl: This is one of my favourite books from Sophie Kinsella. I don’t think anything could ever beat the outrageously funny Shopaholic series but this is a close second. It’s funny, mysterious, endearing, romantic and actually inspiring. 4 stars.


187812. sy475 Avalon High: With the confinement situation here in Quebec, I suddenly had time to read a book that I never thought I’d get to one day. It’s an uncertain situation but one thing I am certain about is that I’m going to try to make the most of it by reading old books that were a sensation once upon a time as well as by re-reading favourites, of course. This one was a quick and fun, although cheesy and somewhat predictable, read. 3 stars.

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