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Pride and Prejudice- Discussion


P&P is widely regarded as a romance novel done good (and I mean goooood) and that is not without good reasons.

“You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged; but one word from you will silence me on this subject for ever.”



This quote sums up why everyone loves Mr Darcy. It’s the way he listens to Elisa and changes himself without expecting her to love him for it. Can we have more Mr Darcy-s in this world please?

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August TBR

My TBR keeps growing as usual but I just noticed that there has been a significant shift in my interests, especially in the months July and August. I have begun adding a lot of non-fiction to my TBR and have been sneaking in fiction as a guilty pleasure, which is odd considering I detested reading non-fiction before this year.

But let’s get to my list

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To Beguile A Beast- Book Review

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Title: To Beguile A Beast

Author: Elizabeth Hoyt

Genre: Historical Romance

Theme: Beauty and the Beast

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Summary:

CAN A WOUNDED BEAST . . .

Reclusive Sir Alistair Munroe has hidden in his castle ever since returning from the Colonies, scarred inside and out. But when a mysterious beauty arrives at his door, the passions he’s kept suppressed for years begin to awaken.

TRUST A BEAUTY WITH A PAST . . .

Running from past mistakes has taken legendary beauty Helen Fitzwilliam from the luxury of the ton to a crumbling Scottish castle . . . and a job as a housekeeper. Yet Helen is determined to start a new life and she won’t let dust-or a beast of a man-scare her away.

TO TAME HIS MOST SECRET DESIRES?

Beneath Helen’s beautiful façade, Alistair finds a courageous and sensual woman. A woman who doesn’t back away from his surliness-or his scars. But just as he begins to believe in true love, Helen’s secret past threatens to tear them apart. Now both Beast and Beauty must fight for the one thing neither believed they could ever find-a happy ever after. 

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Sophie’s World-Book Review

Title: Sophie’s World

Author:  Jostein Gaarder

Translator: Paulette Møller

Genre: Fiction

Theme: Philosophy

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Summary:

One day fourteen-year-old Sophie Amundsen comes home from school to find in her mailbox two notes, with one question on each: “Who are you?” and “Where does the world come from?” From that irresistible beginning, Sophie becomes obsessed with questions that take her far beyond what she knows of her Norwegian village. Through those letters, she enrolls in a kind of correspondence course, covering Socrates to Sartre, with a mysterious philosopher, while receiving letters addressed to another girl. Who is Hilde? And why does her mail keep turning up? To unravel this riddle, Sophie must use the philosophy she is learning—but the truth turns out to be far more complicated than she could have imagined.

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Warcross by Marie Lu- Book Review

Title: Warcross

Genre: YA

Theme: Science Fiction

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Summary:

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

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Heartless by Marissa Mayer- Book Review

Title: Heartless

Author: Marissa Meyer

Genre: YA

Theme: Re-telling (Queen of Hearts)

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Summary:

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland—the infamous Queen of Hearts—she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.

Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

In her first stand-alone teen novel, the New York Times-bestselling author dazzles us with a prequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

(Summary from Goodreads)

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Book Review- The Iron King

Title: The Iron King

Series: The Iron Fey #1

Author: Julie Kagawa

Genre: YA

Theme: Faery

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Summary:

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

Book Details from Goodreads

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Sweet dreams ( Colorado Mountain #2) by Kristen Ashley- Book Review

Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2)Title: Sweet Dreams

Author: Kristen Ashley

Genre: Romance

                             Theme: Biker-ish

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Summary:

She’s ready for the ride of her life . . .

Lauren Grahame is looking to reinvent herself. After leaving her cheating husband, Lauren moves to Carnal, Colorado, and gets a job as a waitress in a biker bar called Bubba’s. It’s a nothing job in a nowhere joint . . . until Tatum Jackson walks in. Lauren has never seen a man with such good looks, muscles, and attitude. But when he insults her, Lauren doesn’t want anything to do with him. Too bad for Lauren he’s also the bar’s part owner and bartender.

When the rough-around-the-edges Tate meets the high-class Lauren, he thinks she won’t fit in at Bubba’s. Yet there’s more to Lauren than meets the eye, and Tate soon sets his mind on claiming her as his own. Before long, the desire burning between them is heating up the cold mountain air. But when violence strikes the town, Tate must reveal a dark secret to Lauren-one that may put an end to their sweet dreams.

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The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air#3) by Holly Black- Book Review

The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3) Title: The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

Series: The Folk of the Air

Genre: YA fantasy

Theme: Faerie

                             Rating: ★★★

Summary: 

He will be the destruction of the crown and the ruination of the throne.

Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold onto. Jude learned this lesson when she released her control over the wicked king, Cardan, in exchange for immeasurable power.

Now as the exiled mortal Queen of Faerie, Jude is powerless and left reeling from Cardan’s betrayal. She bides her time determined to reclaim everything he took from her. Opportunity arrives in the form of her deceptive twin sister, Taryn, whose mortal life is in peril.

Jude must risk venturing back into the treacherous Faerie Court, and confront her lingering feelings for Cardan if she wishes to save her sister. But Elfhame is not as she left it. War is brewing. As Jude slips deep within enemy lines she becomes ensnared in the conflict’s bloody politics.

And, when a dormant yet powerful curse is unleashed, panic spreads throughout the land, forcing her to choose between her ambition and her humanity…

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Isis- A Short Story

Theme: Retelling of a myth

Type: One-shot

Details:

Isis, Osiris, Set, Nephthys, and Horus are all siblings, born to Geb and Nut.

Isis’ son was named Horus, too.

Osiris and Isis are married. Nephthys and Set are married.

Anubis supposedly the child of Nephthys and Osiris.

Thoth is the god of magic, wisdom, etc. He helped in the birth of all kids of Geb and Nut.

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