Top Ten Tuesday: 8 Bloggers Whose Opinion I Trust

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Hello, welcome back to another Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Ten Bookish People You Should Follow On Twitter / Instagram / Youtube / Snapchat / Facebook – you pick the platform of your choice to talk about all the interesting bookish people to follow!  If you don’t use social media much you can pick your favorite bookish blogs or new blogs you’ve come across to follow.

I have to be honest, though I’m always with my social media on, I don’t really have that lot of recommendations on either of the platforms. Given that I think that this week’s theme is to spotlight other bloggers or bookish people in general, I decided to share with you 8 fellow bloggers whose opinion I trust, as in, if we read the same book, we’ll most likely feel the same way about it.

 1. Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much

Cátia is a fellow portuguese blogger, and someone I talk to EVERYDAY! Yep, we talk all the time, and lately we’ve been reading the same books and doing tons of buddy reads. I trust her opinion and her recommendations because we always feel the same way about the books we read, and about the events on it.

I think the only thing we do not agree on is on Football teams and the whole Will/Jem thing.

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2. Kat @Life and Other Disasters


Me and Kat have been following each other for years now… TIME FLIES!  We talk everything, from books, to shows, to music, to everyday stuff. Just like Cátia, I talk to Kat every single day too :).

Some of the first books I read here my blog, was because she recommended them to me, and they never fail. Whether she’s recommending me a book, show, movie, I know I’ll enjoy it.

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3. Sara @Freadom Library

In a more recent discovery, Sara and I share the same taste for a lot of books 🙂 , so whenever she recommends something, I listen!

We’re also about to have our first buddy read with Kat, that should be fun!

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4. Deanna @A Novel Glimpse


Deanna has recommended me some of the best New Adult books I’ve read, so I’m quick to read all her reviews, previews, blitz and so on, because I know that I’ll probably like those same books.

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5. Ari @The Daydreaming Bookworm

Through my recent-ish discovered love for the New Adult genre, I noticed that Ari has read a lot of the same books as me, and I just know that I can fangirl with her over our recent reads – and it’s awesome!

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6. Regina @The Bibliotheque 

Just like the ladies above, I know I can trust Regina’s reviews, they usually align pretty well with my likes and dislikes as well.

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7. Josie @Josie’s Book Corner


Although I haven’t been in the mood for Fantasy lately, Josie is the person to go to for Fantasy recommendations. She “made me” read Angelfall, after all, and I freakin’ loved it so much! So I always listen when she talks about a book she really likes, even when I’m not in the mood for the genre at the time.

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8. Joey @Thoughts and Afterthoughts

On a slight different note, Joey and I don’t have that many books in common, and he is, in my opinion, a tough reviewer. For this reason, whenever he reviews a book that I’m interested in, and says positive things about it, it makes me that much certain about reading it.

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DNF: Once Upon a Dream (A Twisted Tale #2) (Liz Braswell)


What if the sleeping beauty never woke up? Once Upon a Dream marks the second book in a new YA line that reimagines classic Disney stories in surprising new ways. 

It should be simple–a dragon defeated, a slumbering maiden, a prince poised to wake her. But when said prince falls asleep as soon as his lips meet the princess’s, it is clear that this fairy tale is far from over. 

With a desperate fairy’s last curse infiltrating her mind, Princess Aurora will have to navigate a dangerous and magical landscape deep in the depths of her dreams. Soon she stumbles upon Phillip, a charming prince eager to join her quest. But with Maleficent’s agents following her every move, Aurora struggles to discover who her true allies are, and moreover, who she truly is. Time is running out. Will the sleeping beauty be able to wake herself up?

I hate to DNF books, and it’s something I very rarely do. And honestly, I did try, but ultimately I just couldn’t put myself through the rest of this story. I had a huge problem with the first book of the series, the spin on the Aladdin story, but because that story had a little more action, I felt it was more bearable.

Once again I had a big problem with the writing of this book. It has long descriptions, short and nonsensical dialogue and it sometimes tries to hard, and other times it’s just too much “in your face”. It did nothing for me.

My other huge, ginormous problem was Aurora… I’m not a fan of Sleeping Beauty, but this girl… OMG!!! I understand that her pleasant personality is a condition of her situation, but this girl can’t count, likes to be ordered around, and her favorite thing is to sleep or watch the dust…. I mean, seriously?!

“Actions are tiring. She mostly found it better to lie on her bed and think about actions. Just the thought of getting up these days seemed exhausting and unreasonable.”

This was slow and frustrating and nothing was actually happening. But I convinced myself to wait a bit, see if things got interesting when she and Phillip met, and then there was this pearl:

“Maybe… Maybe let’s get back to the part where we were in love.”

“I met you in a clearing deep in the wood,” Phillip said eagerly. “We fell in love. Instantly.”

“That sounds nice.”

I can’t, sorry, just no. I love Disney, I really do, but these twisted tales are not for me at all. Some things might work on the animated movies, but for me they don’t work on the page.

So, sadly, I DNFed this book at 32%. Did you read this book? What did you thought of it?