Sunday, December 31, 2017

December Wrap up - Book Haul & What to Expect Next Month

Final post of the year!
This actually wasn't that good of a reading month for me.
The scores weren't that high and not one book was a favorite, sadly.
I'm currently reading Winter and also plan to re-read Illuminae, so high ratings will be there to come.

Also; I'm planning to do a very special, very cool Giveaway for a paperback. So make sure you check back this week!

2017 was great. I love to blog and have met so many sweet fellow bloggers and authors.
I feel blessed.
I wish you all lots of love and happiness for 2018 and thanks to all of you who read my posts and who follow my blog. Hope to see you in 2018!


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

10 Books I'll Read In 2018 - TTT

I haven't had much time this year to participate in TTT, but today I'm free since it's Christmas. So excited to write a TTT again!
For the ones who don't know yet; Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

This week's theme is 10 books you're looking forward. I'm going to PLEDGE 10 books here that I will read in 2018!

I solemnly swear to read the following books...

Monday, December 25, 2017

Review: Shattered Roses: A Beauty and the Beast retelling

Author: E.L. Parfitt
Started reading: December 22nd 2017
Finished the book: December 25th 2017
Pages: 79
Genres: Fiction, Retelling
Published: April 24th 2017
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: Not enough ratings
My score:
A book for all Beauty and the Beast fans! A contemporary retelling viewed through the eyes of a teenager. Sixteen year old Megan wants to be a doctor. When Megan volunteers at a residential home she meets Lady. Lady tells a fragmented and confusing story of a duke who never aged; his fate tied to the roses that grew in his garden. As Megan hears more of Lady’s tale she is intrigued to know whether the duke existed or if he is a figment of Lady’s imagination. As Megan embarks on unravelling the mystery of the beast a hidden family secret emerges... will it shatter her life forever?

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Goodreads: Your Year In Books Meme

Hi there.
As a bookblogger I love to have lists. To-read lists, read-lists, books that I love, covers that I love and much, much more.
I'm always so excited to take a look at my Goodreads Year In Books!

I thought it would be cool to create a Goodreads Year In Books - Meme. I haven't seen this one before, so I hope bloggers will participate,
because I love to see your lists!

I was inspired by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer  , who organizes The Sunday Post, every Sunday!

If you want to share your Year In Books with me, I'd love to read your post so participate at the end of this post!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Review: An American Cage

Author: Ted Galdi
Started reading: December 11th 2017
Finished the book: December 21st 2017
Pages: 297
Genres: Action, Thriller, Crime
Published: October 16th 2017
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads score: 3.88
My score:
Three inmates break out of a maximum-security prison in Texas, one of them Danny Marsh, a suburban man in his twenties who landed in jail because of a crime he never intended to commit.

An American Cage, a “tale of convicts on the run that convincingly examines their psychological states” (Kirkus Reviews), follows Danny and his two escape partners over a twenty-four-hour period as they struggle to cross Texas to freedom in Mexico. On this dangerous adventure, Danny has to evade the rabid Texas authorities, and even worse, the schemes of one of his closest allies, who isn't who he seems.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Review: Gladstones

Author: M.J. Manley
Started reading: December 10th 2017
Finished the book: DNF
Pages: 150
Genres: Fantasy
Published: May 25th 2017
Source: Got a physical copy from the publisher
Goodreads score: Not enough ratings
My score:
Buddy grows into a beautiful woman but no ordinary woman, as she is half human, half insect... a butterfly. Realising her destiny to become everyone's saviour, she has to fight to take over the power of her three worlds. She is the feisty heroine to this novel.
Buddy constantly battles not only with her own emotional journey but also to save her own kind and the human beings she has had to learn to grow and live with. Constantly soul searching to find herself but also on a quest to stop her three worlds colliding. Buddy must also fight the forces that could destroy all that she has finally learnt to love and within these realms finally has she found true love?

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Review: Scavenger Girl: Season of Atchem (Scavenger Girl #1)

Author: Jennifer Arntson
Started reading: December 2nd 2017
Finished the book: December 9th 2017
Pages: 352
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Published: October 15th 2017
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 4.45
My score:
Stripped of their birthright and shunned by the people of Ashlund, Una and her family are forced to live on the fringe of society as Scavengers. There is no question that her family's bond is strong, but the law of the Authority is stronger...and soon it will come to collect her. After all, the family is on borrowed time already.

When a night of torment and truth reveals well kept secrets, Una takes new freedoms - free from the Authority, her family, and possibly her fate. Pulled between the life she's always known and a world where status and rituals are everything, Una struggles to understand a culture that has rejected all she holds dear.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Review: Black Dawn

Author: Mallory McCartney
Started reading: November 26th 2017
Finished the book: December 2nd 2017
Pages: 187
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Published: February 14th 2017
Source: Won physical copy in Giveaway
Goodreads score: 3.66
My score:
The end of an Empire, The rise of a Queen.

Emory Fae enjoys leading a quiet, normal life. That is until two mysterious, and handsome soldiers show up at her apartment, and the life she knew is instantly whisked away. Memphis Carter and Brokk Foster come from the magical and war ridden world of Kiero, and upon Emory's arrival she will discover she is the long lost heir to the Royal Line and is thrown into the Black Dawn Rebellion with a dynamic role to ignite the rebels and reclaim her throne.

With both men being darkly woven in her past Emory uncovers hidden secrets, a power held long dormant, and will soon realize there are worse things than supernatural humans, love, loss, betrayal, and a Mad King.