The Midnight Dance by Nikki Katz

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Title: The Midnight Dance

Author: Nikki Katz

Publisher: Swoon Reads

Number of Pages: 320

Language: English

 

 

 

 

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When the music stops, the dance begins.

Seventeen-year-old Penny is a lead dancer at the Grande Teatro, a finishing school where she and eleven other young women are training to become the finest ballerinas in Italy. Tucked deep into the woods, the school is overseen by the mysterious and handsome young Master who keeps the girls ensconced in the estate – and in the only life Penny has never known.

But when flashes of memories, memories of a life very different from the one she thinks she’s been leading, start to appear, Penny begins to question the Grand Teatro and the motivations of the Master. With a kind and attractive kitchen boy, Cricket, at her side, Penny vows to escape the confines of her school and the strict rules that dictate every step she takes. But at every turn, the Master finds a way to stop her, and Penny must find a way to escape the school and uncover the secrets of her past before it’s too late.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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September Wrap Up

I believe this is the first time since I started blogging that I’m not posting my Wrap Up on the last day of the month. But, hey – life happens. So, what has been keeping me so busy? (spoiler: college)

WHAT’S GOING ON WITH ME?

If you follow me on Twitter, you most likely know I got accepted into the college I wanted to study in. These last days have been a mess, and to spare you the details, I’ll keep it simple: after two stressful weeks, I managed to change my course and I’m now studying what was my first choice, Applied Languages (and I couldn’t be happier about that!!). But now I have a lot to catch up with, and so I apologize for my messy blog schedule and for not being as active as I would like.

College matters aside, September was a nice month. I met a lot of new people, made new friends and I did a lot of cool stuff, such as watching the Red Bull Air Race, that took place in my city. The Book Fair was also a high point of my month, I got two books for the price of one, and I finally met some of my online friends. Vasco from creepysantos and Tiago from tiagosworld uploaded videos of the book fair (featuring yours truly 😛 ), and it would be so cool if you could check them out 😀

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Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

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Title: Stalking Jack the Ripper

Author: Kerri Maniscalco

Publisher: Jimmy Patterson

Number of Pages: 326

Language: English

 

 

 

 

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Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

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The Book Courtship Tag

Hello, book nerds! 😛

I apologize for my lack of activity lately, but I’m currently in the middle of what is probably the most stressful week of this month. Uni activities just started and I’m leaving my house at 7 am and getting back home at 8 pm every day (it’s too much! 😭).

However, and I have no idea how, I still managed to find time to write this. I really didn’t want to mess my blog schedule too much, so here’s this week’s tag, The Book Courtship Tag. I was tagged by Fadwa @ Word Wonders quite some months ago, so thank you so much Fadwa ❤ (if you haven’t checked out her blog yet, you most certainly need to 😉 )

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Beauty and the Beast Book Tag

Two posts about Disney in one week, how awesome is that? And today’s post is dedicated to one of our favourite bookworms! ^^ Thank you, Holly @ Nut Free Nerd, for tagging me for the Beauty and the Beast Book Tag

I’m sure that you’ve watched the live-action movie by now. Did you like it? I loved it, it was such a lovely movie, and even kinda enjoyed the new things that were added 😛

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Confess by Colleen Hoover

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Title: Confess

Author: Colleen Hoover

Publisher: Topseller

Number of Pages: 253

Language: Portuguese

 

 

 

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Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…

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The New Disney Princess Book Tag

Hello, everyone! 😀

I hope you’re all having a wonderful Thursday! But, if you’re not, I hope this (very cute) tag brightens your day. Joana @ bookneeders tagged me, and her lovely banner surely worked for me 😛 (so, thank you ❤ )

THE RULES

  • Mention where you saw the tag/thank whoever tagged you because that’s always good fun
  • Tag Book Princess Reviews and Zuky with our posts so we can check out the wonderful Princess fun throughout the blog world (Mine is this link and Zuky’s is here)
  • Play a game of tag at the end!

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The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Good morning, everyone! I should have posted this review yesterday, but here’s a quick explanation of why I didn’t: I got my results from Uni and, unfortunately, I didn’t get in in my first choice of course. I panicked, and I stayed up late trying to think of alternatives, because I really, really wanted to study Applied Languages. I got into Languages, Literature and Cultures instead, so I still got into Uni, but I’m going to research how to figure this out. If I can’t, I’ll have to learn how to be as excited for my second choice as I was for my first! 😛

This whole mess means that you’ll get two posts today, and that I’ll probably not be very active in the next few days (I guess I have a lot of paperwork to fill xD)!

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Title: The Hidden Oracle

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Puffin

Number of Pages: 374

Language: English

 

 

 

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How do you punish an immortal?

By making him human.

After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s favour.

But Apollo has many enemies – gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go . . . an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.

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Sunshine Blogger Award IV

I. am. a. terrible. blogger! As you probably know, because I’ve mentioned that a million times before, I’ve been catching up on Tags and Awards in the past two months. I had a huge pile that I’d been saving for later because there was no way I could focus on that with school going on. And the Sunshine Blogger Award is one of those posts. Now that I went back to check the questions, I saw that Green @ Green Onion Blog had tagged me on March 4th (on my birthday even, great timing! 😛 ) and Sofia @ Bookish Wanderess had tagged me on March 15th. Six months later, here am I!! Sorry for the delay 😦 But thank you both so much for tagging me 😀

Now, the Sunshine Blogger Award isn’t new for me, but here’s the list of rules:

  1. Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog.

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