CRC’s April Wrap-Up

Can you believe half the year is almost gone already?

April fools! Not. It’s May you all. Have you been sticking to your New Year’s resolutions? Me neither. Thankfully, we’ve been sticking to our April CRC and here are some of the thoughts that we have about the books we read this past month.

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Review: Wildefire

How much violence is too much violence?

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Title: Wildefire

Author: Karsten Knight

Synopsis: Blackwood Academy was supposed to be a fresh start for Ashline Wilde. A secluded boarding school deep in the heart of California’s redwood forests, three thousand miles from her old life—it sounded like the new beginning she needed after an act of unspeakable violence left a girl in her hometown dead. But Blackwood is far from the peaceful haven Ashline was searching for. Because terrifying, supernatural beasts roam the forests around campus. Because the murderer from Ashline’s hometown—her own sister—has followed her across the country. Because a group of reincarnated gods and goddesses has been mysteriously summoned to Blackwood…and Ashline’s one of them.

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February CRC

It only feels like yesterday we were counting down to 2017 and suddenly we’re already at the end of January. Which means, of course, it’s time to announce the February prompt for the Cabeswater Reading Challenge!

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Review: Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List (2015)

The first movie I watched on Netflix

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Title: Naomi & Ely’s No Kiss List

Director: Kristin Hanggi

Stars: Victoria Justice, Pierson Fode, Matthew Daddario

Plot summary: Naomi and Ely have loved each other their whole lives, even though Ely isn’t exactly into girls. The institution of a “No Kiss List” has prevented the two from rifts in the past, but bonds are tested when they both fall for the same guy.

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Cabeswater Reading Challenge

In a matter of days, we will be saying adios to 2016 and hellooooo to 2017. Now we know most people abandon their new year’s resolutions by the time February comes along, but we’re gonna try to hold out (until March, at least– kidding!).

We have come across a number of wonderful reads in 2016 and we can’t wait to find out what other books we’ll discover in 2017. However, we notice that we tend to get caught up in the YA madness that we might have missed out on gems in other genres. That is why, as a resolution in the new year of 2017, we are breaking out of our comfort zones with the Cabeswater Reading Challenge!

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When We Don’t Like The Main Character – A Rant

Please tell me you’ve been there too

There’s no denying that here at Cabeswater we fall in love with books all the time. At the same time, however, there were more than a few books that left us with a bitter taste in our mouths.
Picture this: You pick up a book with an amazing premise, glorious cover, great ratings on Goodreads, etc. only to put it back down – or in some cases hurl it to the other side of the room – because you don’t like the main character.

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Free Books to Get Your Hands On

Is the spirit of the holiday season getting to you yet? Are you already thinking that this December could not possibly get any better after seeing the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer? Well, we are proving you wrong.

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5 Honest Comments on The Raven King

The release of the final instalment to our beloved The Raven Cycle last April was undeniably bittersweet. We were so grieved that we needed the whole of eight months to mourn before we could publish this post. Okay, not entirely true. Our absence from Cabeswater was majorly held liable by our senior year demands and graduation (and starting university and adjusting to a new life and basically every other empty excuse you can think of).

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The End. The 5 Stages of Dealing With The End of A Series

Are any of your favourite book series ending this 2016? We feel you. These are the 5 stages of grief you’ll go through after closing that final book.

As they say, all good things must come to an end. So, when you pick up that very first book of a series you’ve also signed up for its imminent end. But just because you can see the end coming it doesn’t make it less painful, especially when the series has given you so much life.

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Review: Tiger Lily

Slow and steady won my heart

 

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Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson

Synopsis: Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair…

Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn’t believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.

Peter is unlike anyone she’s ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland’s inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she’s always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.

With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it’s the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who’s everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Peaches comes a magical and bewitching story of the romance between a fearless heroine and the boy who wouldn’t grow up

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