Monday, March 19, 2018

Review: Omnilogos (Omnilogos #1)

Author: Michele Amitrani
Started reading: March 13th 2018
Finished the book: March 18th 2018
Pages: 246
Genres: Science Fiction
Published: October 2015
Source: Won in Goodreads Giveaway
Goodreads score: 4.39
My score:
It is forged, a Science Fiction saga that gave birth to a legend, a tale about the life of a man with one project that will change mankind’s future forever.
Ten stories about his life, his sorrow, and his quest to gather the resources and the people needed to claim our place among the stars.

This is Wei’s story. This is the world of the Omnilogos.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Review: The Rainmaker (Saga of the Chosen #2)

Author: Petra Landon
Started reading: March 2nd 2018
Finished the book: March 14th 2018
Pages: 500
Genres: Fantasy, Magic
To be published: March 30th 2018
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: Not yet published
My score:
As they race to untangle the past and thwart a power-hungry Wizard, Tasia must face her toughest decision yet. Can she take a leap of faith and risk her deadliest secret?
Tasia Armstrong is no longer a nondescript, friendless and naïve Wizard flying under the radar on the fringes of Chosen society. With her fate now publicly entwined with that of a powerful Shifter Pack, she must navigate the minefield of Pack politics while keeping her secrets and cover safe from the Chosen who hunt her. With a Pack to defend her, a powerful Alpha to protect her interests and friends to watch her back, her life is a far cry from before. But living with the Shifters holds new challenges for a Chosen more used to the shadows.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday; A Court of Frost and Starlight

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.
It's to spotlight upcoming releases that people are excited about!

So... I usually don't participate in Waiting on Wednesday because I have 1000 books I'm excited to read... But this week, I just had to.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (HP #5)

Author: J.K. Rowling
Started reading: February 26th 2018
Finished the book: March 9th 2018
Pages: 800
Genres: Fantasy
Published: September 1st 2014
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.47
My score:
"You are sharing the Dark Lord's thoughts and emotions. The Headmaster thinks it inadvisable for this to continue. He wishes me to teach you how to close your mind to the Dark Lord."
Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the Dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time...

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Teachers4Teachers in Kenya (Sunday Post)

Dear Follower,
I have been promising you for a while now, that I would write a Blogpost on my trip to Kenya. This wasn't just a vacation and in this Blogpost I will tell more about it.
I decided to participate in the Sunday Post, which is a weekly meme to recap your week or share news with your followers!
It's hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer, don't forget to check it out!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Review: Claimed

Author: Andrea R. Cooper
Started reading: February 25th 2018
Finished the book: March 1st 2018
Pages: 241
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Erotic
Published: June 6th 2016
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 4.14
My score:
Renee Maxwell lands her dream job as assistant to archaeologist Damon Cubins in wondrous Turkey. However, she starts seeing strange things after finding a unique crystal. For one, hot Damon now looks like the sexy demi-god and underwear model of her dreams. Her feminist ideals are challenged with each bit of banter and seductive look he gives her, but she's not falling for his charm.

Time is of the essence for incubus, Damon Cubins, who must find a one-of-a-kind crystal or turn into a full-fledged demon. He has neither the time nor desire for love, but his new assistant tests his resolve. When he discovers she’s got the crystal he needs to save himself, he must make a decision to either romance it from her or walk away. But can he?

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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

Hi dear follower,

February is finished already. I spent the most of my February in Kenya, I will write a blogpost on that tomorrow.
It was lovely over there and the trip changed me in so many ways.

Here in The Netherlands it looks like winter is going on at its fullest, although it's spring in 3 weeks already. I went from 34 degrees Celsius over to -10 degrees Celsius. 

My reading month has been good! High scores and great books were part of my reading month. I received some nice books as well, so I'm very happy about this month.

Thanks for reading, have a good reading month this March! ❥

Review: Fractured (Will Trent #2)

Author: Karin Slaughter
Started reading: February 20th 2018
Finished the book: February 24th 2018
Pages: 503
Genres: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Published: July 29th 2008
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.18
My score:
When Atlanta housewife Abigail Campano comes home unexpectedly one afternoon, she walks into a nightmare. A broken window, a bloody footprint on the stairs and, most devastating of all, the horrifying sight of her teenage daughter lying dead on the landing, a man standing over her with a bloody knife. The struggle which follows changes Abigail's life for ever.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Review: The Gazebo

Author: Emily McGlashan
Started reading: February 13th 2018
Finished the book: February 17th 2018
Pages: 104
Genres: Fiction
Published: May 25th 2017
Source: Got a physical copy from the publisher
Goodreads score: Not enough ratings
My score:
A young woman wakes up in a cold, dark cellar, with no idea how she got there or who her kidnapper is. So begins her terrible nightmare.
Nearby, the body of another young woman is discovered buried on a remote beach. But the dead girl was never reported missing - her estranged family having received regular texts from her over the years. Someone has been keeping her alive from beyond the grave.
For Detective Inspector Helen Grace it's chilling evidence that she's searching for a monster who is not just twisted but also clever and resourceful - a predator who's killed before.And as Helen struggles to understand the killer's motivation, she begins to realize that she's in a desperate race against time.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Review: The Upside of Unrequited

Author: Becky Albertalli
Started reading: January 30th 2018
Finished the book: February 19th 2018
Pages: 336
Genres: YA, Contemporary, LGBT
Published: April 11th 2017
Source: Won the book
Goodreads score: 4.03
My score:
Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.

Friday, February 16, 2018

I'm In Kenya!

Jambo, followers.

I'm quickly writing this to you from Kenya!
I'm there for a project called Teachers4Teachers. Were here with 40 teachers from the Netherlands to inspire fellow teachers over here in Kenya. This is a beautiful country and after work we have a beautiful place to relax! See you soon!
Hakunama Tata.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Review: Into The Water

Author: Paula Hawkins
Started reading: January 31st 2018
Finished the book: February 12th 2018
Pages: 386
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Published: May 2nd 2017
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 3.53
My score:
In the last days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didn’t pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help.

Now Nel is dead. They say she jumped. And Jules has been dragged back to the one place she hoped she had escaped for good, to care for the teenage girl her sister left behind.

But Jules is afraid. So afraid. Of her long-buried memories, of the old Mill House, of knowing that Nel would never have jumped.

And most of all she’s afraid of the water, and the place they call the Drowning Pool . . .

Monday, February 12, 2018

Guestpost; Jeyran Introduces Herself

So, last month Jeyran from Review Tales wrote an amazing, inspiring guest post that was titled Instead of "Sorry" Try saying "Thank You."
It actually helped me to react in a more positive way towards others and there were a lot of positive reactions on that post as well.

This month, I thought it would be nice to introduce Jeyran a bit further, because you will be seeing a monthly guest post from her! We did a little interview-form where I wrote her 5 questions, as a sort of icebreaker. Don't forget to visit her blog as well...

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Review: Before I Go to Sleep

Author: S.J. Watson
Started reading: February 1st 2018
Finished the book: February 9th 2018
Pages: 372
Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Thriller
Published: January 2nd 2012
Source: On my shelves
Goodreads score: 3.88
My score:
Memories define us.

So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story.

Welcome to Christine's life.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Unboxing: Celebrate Books - Nights & Shadows

I received the Celebrate Books Box Nights & Shadows a while ago. I'm so glad to finally share the goodies and the awesome book that was in this box, with you! I really enjoyed the other unboxing I did, so I'd love to do it again!

This month, there was another hardcover book in this box and I'm so glad with the book I found in side!

Read this post to find out more 😊

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Review: The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass 0.1 - 0.5)

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Started reading: January 16th 2018
Finished the book: January 31st 2018
Pages: 430
Genres: Fantasy
Published: March 4th 2014
Source: Got the book for my bday
Goodreads score: 4.47
My score:
Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan's most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin's Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas - together in one edition for the first time - Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn's orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery. Will Celaena ever be truly free? Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine to find out.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

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

Hi there!

I'm glad you're still here in the new year, with me.
One month gone already.. Poof! It went by so fast. Haven't read that much, but I'm back on track and actually pretty glad about this month.

Had a busy month as well, but in February I have a whole week off from work, so I can read a lot. I'm also doing a lot of buddyreads so I'm excited about that too!

I asked you guys during my Giveaway which apples you liked most, and the colorful ones were chosen the most. So I'm sticking with those. Thank you for answering the poll, if you did!

Let's start with this month's wrap up.

Yay! Have a nice day 💖

Monday, January 29, 2018

Review: The Drosselmeier Chronicles: The Solstice Tales

Author: Wolfen M.
Started reading: January 18th 2018
Finished the book: January 29th 2018
Pages: 122
Genres: Fantasy, Novella, Retelling
Published: December 8th 2015
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: Not enough reviews
My score:

Two classic holiday tales retold as part of the Gaiankind storyverse. In "Nussknacker", an heirloom turns out to have a magical history -- but will its current owner, a young lady, want anything to do with it after her strange uncle, Drosselmeier, tells its tale?
In "A Conspiracy of Spirits: The Love Story of Jacob Marley and Ebenezer Scrooge", we learn why Marley did what he did for Scrooge -- with a little help from Drosselmeier....

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Guestpost; Instead of “Sorry” Try saying “Thank You”

Hi everyone!
Hope you're having a splendid Sunday.

A while ago I received a message from Jeyran, from Review Tales, if I wanted to start collaborating and share guest posts.I was excited right away! 

This has been a very busy month for me. I'm preparing to go to Kenya on February 14th and I had to write a lot of papers. I wasn't able to write a guest post for her blog, but I'd love to share her guest post with you.

Instead of apologizing I want to say Thank You to Jeyran, for sending me her guest post very early this month!

The guest post for this month; Instead of "Sorry" Try saying "Thank You"

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Book Of Choice GIVEAWAY! - WINNER!

Finally! The time has come to announce the winner for the Book of Choice Giveaway.

I enjoyed hosting this Giveaway so much. It is really a treat to give away a book to a fellow booklover.
Thanks to everyone who participated!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Review: Heart of the Fae (The Otherworld #1)

Author: Emma Hamm
Started reading: January 3rd 2018
Finished the book: January 17th 2018
Pages: 368
Genres: Fantasy, Retelling
Published: November 26th 2017
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 4.05
My score:

A plague sweeps across the emerald hills of Uí Néill, leaving a young midwife’s father with months to live. To save her people, Sorcha makes a deal with a dangerous Fae. She must travel across the sea, through merrow and kelpie lands, to find a forgotten king on a crumbling throne.

With the help of brownies, pixies, and will-o’-the-wisps, Sorcha battles to break through his crystalline shell and persuade him to take back his stolen throne.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Review (re-read): Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1)

Authors: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Started reading: January 5th 2018
Finished the book: January 10th 2018
Pages: 602
Genres: Sci-Fi, Horror
Published: October 20th 2015
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.31
My score:
This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Review: Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4)

Author: Marissa Meyer
Started reading: December 21st 2017
Finished the book: January 3rd 2018
Pages: 827
Published: November 10th 2015
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.49
My score:
Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mark her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won't approve of her feelings for her childhood friend--the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn't as weak as Levana believes her to be and she's been undermining her stepmother's wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that's been raging for far too long.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

1 Year Blogiversary; Book Of Choice GIVEAWAY!

I have been very excited to write this blogpost!
A year ago I was busy setting up my Blog and within a year I have achieved a lot.
I got to know amazing people, great writers and passionate fellow-bloggers.

In this Blogpost I will give away 1 paperback copy. This will be a book of choice from the Giveaway Book Choice Awards.

Read this post for some cool statistics about my blog and to find out more about the Giveaway.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Review: Broken Chords

Author: Jessica Bayliss
Started reading: December 26th 2017
Finished the book: January 1st 2018
Pages: 155
Genres: Horror, YA
Published: October 9th 2017
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: Not enough ratings
My score:
Here's how last year's Gypsy Cob Music Festival should have gone. Lenora "Lenny" Ragno was supposed to rock her duet with her long-time crush, Jeb, during the open-mic competition. Then, swept up in the glow of success, he'd finally kiss her. Instead, Lenny choked on stage and spent the whole year dodging him online. And avoiding playing her fiddle in public. She thought her worst nightmare was behind her, but she was way wrong.
She's back at Gypsy Cob where avoiding a public performance is about as impossible as hiding from Jeb. She thinks facing him will be the scariest part of the festival, but when one of their friends talks everyone into trying astral projection, Lenny catches the eye of a demonic entity that marks her as its own.