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June 2018 Wrap Up

And also June has passed! How was your reading month?

I read lesser than the past month, only 8 books, and 3 were in italian.

But look! A lot of amazing covers! And I love most of the books, only Maplecroft was a disappointement.

Maplecroft, Cherie Priest: I’ve watched The Lizzie Borden Chronicles on Netflix, and I love Christina Ricci. She’s amazing in the series, so I decided to read Maplecroft, based on the same characters, but the Lovecraftian turn has disappointed me. I was bored, and totally not afraid. 2 stars.

The long way to a small, angry planet, Becky Chambers: I don’t like sci-fi books, I’m sorry. I fell in love with the characters, but the plot was boring. 3 stars.

Chronicles of Steele: Raven, Episode one, Pauline Creeden: An interesting fantasy, with an original main characters, with a dark and misterious past. But I didn’t find the steampunk part, and it’s a shame, because I love steampunk books! 3 stars.

The One and Only Ivan, Katherine Applegate: I know in advance that this book will made me cry a river, and that’s it. I cried every two pages, but it’s one of the best books I ever read. 5 stars!

Bring me their Hearts, Sara Wolf: this book is fantastic, with a range of unforgettable characters, full of emotions and sassy dialogues. Definitely a 5 stars for me!

What’s your favourite cover? I’m undecided between The One and Only Ivan and Bring me their hearts!

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Mid-Year Freak out Book tag

Half year is passed, and still I have a lot of books to read! My challenge on Goodreads is going well: I’m 11 book ahead of schedule!

1.Best Book You’ve Read This Year?




2. Best Sequel You’ve Read in 2018?


The italian edition of “No time like show time”.



 4. Most Anticipated Release For The Second Half Of The Year?

I didn’t read a lot of new release, but I recently been approved on Netgalley for this book, and I’m happy because Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hide is one of my fave classic.37827590



5. Biggest Disappointment?

The alienist was a disappointement for the tv series too. (But I always love Luke Evans)


6. Biggest Surprise?



7. Favorite New To You Or Debut Author?

Sara Wolf is definitely in my list of new favourite authors, along with Katherine Applegate and Tone Almhjell.

9. Newest Favorite Character?

Princess Olive from The Ugly Princess is amazing!

Zera from Bring me their Hearts is also amazing and sarcastic, along with Malachite.

Rufus and Lin from The Twistrose Key and Ivan and Ruby from The One And Only Ivan!


10. Book That Made You Cry?

11. Book That Made You Happy?




14. Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year?



15. What Books Do You Need To Read By The End of the Year?

All of them?

Frankly, I need to read at least 100 books this year, or else I need a new home.


Senza categoria

Fortunately, the first giveaway of the blog!

Hello! How’s everyone doing? The summer is here, I reached 100 followers here on the blog (106 now that I write this post) and the blog has survived the first six months of his life.

Thanks to all of you! I’m so happy for this milestone!

So it’s time for a giveaway!!!!

DWYESAn year ago, I opened an etsy shop with my bookmarks. Now the shop it’s closed, but you can find most of my creation on the Instagram page The Other Bookmark.

This giveaway is international and there will be two winners, selected by a random generator. The winners can choose the bookmark they want to receive.

The rules:

  • You must follow my blog and comment down below with your blog’s name
  • You must comment this post saying you’re partecipating and leave me an email address to contact you
  • By partecipating, you agree to share with me your mail address.
  • Optional: you can follow my Instagram account here and/or The Other Bookmark account (please tell me your username)
  • Optional: tell me what’s your favourite bookmark! If you win, you can change your mind, don’t worry!
  • Please take note: the bookmarks are made with origami paper, but I’m not a professional, so maybe there are little imperfections.
  • Bookmarks will be send with italian shipping post (yes, I know we have a bad reputation) so please have patience!
  • The giveaway run from today, 21th of June 2018, to the 6th of July 2018.
  • I will contact the winners within 24 hours. If they don’t reply, I will contact another winner.
  • The blue and purple flower is no longer available.

Ok, I think that’s all! May the Odds be ever in your favor!

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Review Blog Tour: Bring Me Their Hearts, by Sara Wolf



Bring Me Their Hearts
Author:  Sara Wolf
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: June 5th 2018
Publisher: Entangled Teen

Pages: 400

Rating: 5/5

Add on: Goodreads, Amazon.


Zera is a Heartless—the immortal, unaging soldier of a witch. Bound to the witch Nightsinger ever since she saved her from the bandits who murdered her family, Zera longs for freedom from the woods they hide in. With her heart in a jar under Nightsinger’s control, she serves the witch unquestioningly.

Until Nightsinger asks Zera for a prince’s heart in exchange for her own, with one addendum: if she’s discovered infiltrating the court, Nightsinger will destroy Zera’s heart rather than see her tortured by the witch-hating nobles.

Crown Prince Lucien d’Malvane hates the royal court as much as it loves him—every tutor too afraid to correct him and every girl jockeying for a place at his darkly handsome side. No one can challenge him—until the arrival of Lady Zera. She’s inelegant, smart-mouthed, carefree, and out for his blood. The prince’s honor has him quickly aiming for her throat.

So begins a game of cat and mouse between a girl with nothing to lose and a boy who has it all.

Winner takes the loser’s heart.



“There are two things men will always believe about a woman: that she’s stupid, and that she’s weak. Today, as every day, I am neither of these things.”

This book is amazing, goes directly to my best reading of 2018 and one of the best fantasy/YA I ever read!

We have Zera, an Heartless who wants to take back her heart from the witch who keeps her heart in a jar and use her as a soldier. She can’t died, but she can’t step away from her heart neither. We have a Prince and we have a world full of perils, a world well described with the locations, the story of the past and its religion. A world with “medieval” inspiration but with some touch of magic, horror and fantasy.

Apart the cover, that I love so much because the dress seems like moving, my favourite part of the book is Zera. She’s a great main character: her life was and is currently tormented by her past, her life without a heart is miserable and she’s agonizing for a human touch.

But no one will ever touch her, or walk with her, if they know she’s a Heartless. A monster.

But Zera is also a very sarcastic and intelligent girl. I loved every single dialogue in this book. The best dialogues are, obviously, between her and the Prince. I laughed so hard with the dialogues, and sometimes I was crying because the author has done a great job to make the reader feel what Zera feel.


She’s tormented: she has to do what she wants (take her heart back), or she has to do what is right by take the prince heart and probably prevent a war between witches and humans?

It’s right to let another human suffer what she suffers?

And a special mention to all the other characters: I’m totally in love with Malachite, the bodyguard of the Prince, strong, intelligent and sarcastic, but you have to believe me that every character in this book is interesting and well descripted.

It’s really a page turner, with no dead times, and I always appreciated that, because I get bored very easily.

I’m a little doubtful about the ending: I was expecting a more dramatic or a happier ending, and I was in a little shock for the cliffhanger.

And now, something that I never do: please, I need the second book right now!

Thanks to Ya Bound Book Tours for this opportunity. I received a free copy in exchange of an honest review.

About the Author
Sara Wolf is a twenty-something author who adores baking, screaming at her cats, and screaming at herself while she types hilarious things. When she was a kid, she was too busy eating dirt to write her first terrible book. Twenty years later, she picked up a keyboard and started mashing her fists on it and created the monster known as Lovely Vicious. She lives in San Diego with two cats, a crippling-yet-refreshing sense of self-doubt, and not enough fruit tarts ever.


Author Links:
Website: http://sarawolfbooks.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sara_Wolf1
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/authorsaraw/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorsarawolf/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sara-Wolf-476490705731978/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6862831.Sara_Wolf
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sara-Wolf/e/B00BVOVP08/


Blog Tour Organized by:

YA Bound Book Tours



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May 2018 Wrap Up

Hello! Another month as come and go, how was your reading month?

Except for A head Full of Ghost, the other books are all novellas/short books. That’s because in May I read (in italian) two books with more than 500 pages: Gone girl and Jessica’s guide to dates the dark side.

What lies below by Andrenik Sergoyan:  a horror short story with a macabre cover. I appreciate it. 3 stars for me.

Mother’s Misfortune by Cordelia Castel: a novella of the Perrault Chronicles. I didn’t read this series, but I appreciate the writing style. And I love the colours of the cover. 3 stars.

Dragonship by J.P. Ashman: a fantasy short story, with interesting characters and a beatiful cover. And Dragons!

A Head full of ghost, by Paul Tremblay: oh my, this book was a delusion! Sorry, the review is only in italian for now, I’m working to translate it! 2 stars for me.

A matter of scale by Jonathon Burgess: a fantasy short book, with a cover that reminds me of Odin Sphere (the videogame) also with dragons. Everyone loves dragons. 2 stars for me.

What was your best book of the month?