Saturday, May 19, 2018

Review: Scavenger Girl: Season of Talium (Scavenger Girl #2)

Author: Jennifer Arntson
Started reading: May 8th 2018
Finished the book: May 16th 2018
Pages: 332
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Published: February 28th 2018
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: Not enough ratings
My score:
When the gods leave and evil freely rules Ashlund, Una and her family bear down for the season of darkness. Seemingly safe in the comfort of her own home, she explores her newly acquired gift with the help of her loved ones. Within days, her plans are interrupted and instead of fighting boredom, she finds herself fighting to survive.

Trapped in a situation where there is no escape, Una endures the worst the Authority has to offer. Who knew family could be so kind...or so ruthlessly cruel? For all the things her parents taught her about surviving in a world set against them, they never prepared her for this. Una is about to discover the true demons of the dark were here all along.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Review: Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2)

Authors: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Started reading: May 2nd 2018
Finished the book: May 11th 2018
Pages: 659
Genres: Science Fiction
Published: October 18th 2016
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.56
My score:
Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Review: Rise of the Hearts

Author: Antoine Bonner
Started reading: May 6th 2018
Finished the book: DNF
Pages: 195
Genres: Horror, Fiction
Published: January 18th 2018
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads score: 2.04
My score:
Nathaniel’s always been a loser—his only friend is his sister, and girls don’t want anything to do with him. But when he’s given a miraculous gift that allows him to attract the girl of his dreams, he realizes that a gift can also be a curse.

The events you’re about to read are true, and not for the faint of heart…

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Author: Patrick Ness
Started reading: May 3rd 2018
Finished the book: May 7th 2018
Pages: 336
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Contemporary
Published: October 6th 2015
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 3.75
My score: 
What if you aren't the Chosen One? The one who's supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?

What if you're like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.

Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week's end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Review: Song of Blood & Stone (Earthsinger Chronicles #1)

Author: L. Penelope
Started reading: April 29th 2018
Finished the book: May 5th 2018
Pages: 384
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Published: May 1st 2018
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads score: 3.76
My score: 
Orphaned and alone, Jasminda lives in a land where cold whispers of invasion and war linger on the wind. Jasminda herself is an outcast in her homeland of Elsira, where her gift of Earthsong is feared. When ruthless soldiers seek refuge in her isolated cabin, they bring with them a captive--an injured spy who threatens to steal her heart.

Jack's mission behind enemy lines to prove that the Mantle between Elsira and Lagamiri is about to fall nearly cost him his life, but he is saved by the healing Song of a mysterious young woman. Now he must do whatever it takes to save Elsira and it's people from the True Father and he needs Jasminda's Earthsong to do it. They escape their ruthless captors and together they embark on a perilous journey to save Elsira and to uncover the secrets of The Queen Who Sleeps.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Review: Wink Poppy Midnight

Author: April Genevieve Tucholke
Started reading: April 25th 2018
Finished the book: May 1st 2018
Pages: 247
Genres: YA, Mystery, Contemporary
Published: March 22nd 2016
Source: Celebrate Books Box
Goodreads score: 3.32
My score:
Wink is the odd, mysterious neighbor girl, wild red hair and freckles. Poppy is the blond bully and the beautiful, manipulative high school queen bee. Midnight is the sweet, uncertain boy caught between them. Wink. Poppy. Midnight. Two girls. One boy. Three voices that burst onto the page in short, sharp, bewitching chapters, and spiral swiftly and inexorably toward something terrible or tricky or tremendous.

What really happened?
Someone knows.
Someone is lying.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Review: Cat and Mouse (The Games We Play Book 1)

Author: Jacquelyn Phillips
Started reading: April 28st 2018
Finished the book: April 30th 2018
Pages: 526
Genres: Fiction, YA, New Adult
Published: August 23rd 2016
Source: Got a signed copy from the author
Goodreads score: Not enough ratings
My score:
My name is Roxanne Vaughn. Most people just call me Roxy. My parents call me a disappointment. I'm not gonna lie--I hate how much they detest me, but I've learned to embrace their skepticism. What better way to write poetry than to feel like an outcast?
Insecure. Ugly. Stupid.
Even writing about my failure in pre-med has earned me some notoriety in my creative writing classes. Although, some people believe I should write fiction, I don't know if I could do that. It would probably end up being some distorted version of my own sick reality. I'm originally from San Diego, the daughter of two well-known doctors, and the younger sister to the perfect God-send of an offspring. I moved to Rohnert Park to attend Sonoma State, to escape the pressures related to living with my parents and to hopefully create some friendships along the way.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Thanks to Erica from Erica Robyn Reads for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. It's been a long time since I took part in an award. For more posts like this, check out the Awards and Prizes Page!

Monday, April 30, 2018

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

Hi there!

Did you just say that April is finished already?! I still remember me sitting by the fire, snow outside... Time surely flies when you're having fun.

This month was a good blogging month! I was able to write a good amount of reviews, posted some articles and guestposts and I hosted a giveaway.

This month's haul is extremely big. On April 27th everybody in The Netherlands comes out of their house to sell their junk, or to party, since it's our King's birthday. For me it's an amazing opportunity to buy cheap books! Some people sell great books and I was able to buy 17 books for only 23 euros, that's roughly 28 dollar. And there were such good books, I couldn't leave them there. I'm so happy with the books that I was able to buy :) YAY!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great May!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Review: Veins of Magic (The Otherworld #2)

Author: Emma Hamm
Started reading: April 6th 2018
Finished the book: April 28th 2018
Pages: 350
Genres: Fantasy, Magic, Retelling
Published: December 19th 2017
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 4.14
My score:
Once upon a time…

Heartache dogs the steps of Sorcha of Ui Neill. Although she is home with her family, she is unable to shake the memories of her time in Hy-brasil. She heals with a heavy heart, tells stories with melancholy words, and cannot forget the magic of the Otherworld. When an opportunity arises to return to her beloved Fae Prince, she makes a questionable deal. Dark magic, druidic curses, and a witch open a portal and send her tumbling into the middle of a war she must end for the sake of all who dwell in the Otherworld.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Guestpost: How to Read Many Books in a Short Amount of Time

Another month, another Guespost by Jeyran from Review Tales! It's so cool to share articles every month and to open my blog to the voice of another blogger.

We can all feel the pressure of our TBR-List, our Review List and all the books we still want to read or even re-read. So this month's article by Jeyran is about reading more books in a short amount of time. 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Ramblings: Maintaining Fun in Blogging

Welcome, welcome.

I've recently teamed up with another blogger to write a monthly article for each others blog. Feel free to check out Jeyran as well.

While writing articles monthly for another blog, I was not posting them on my own blog.
It seemed fun to share my own articles with you as well, since I don't write personal articles all that much. I'm hoping it will bring some variation to my blog. Also; expect a Guestpost from Jeyran this Saturday!

Feel free to share your opinion!

This month: Maintaining Fun in Blogging

Monday, April 23, 2018

Review: King's Cage (Red Queen #3)

Author: Victoria Aveyard
Started reading: April 7th 2018
Finished the book: April 21st 2018
Pages: 528
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Published: February 7th 2017
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.02
My score:
Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother's web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner.
As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare's heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

The Rainmaker GIVEAWAY! - WINNER!

One of my favorite things to do; hosting Giveaways and announcing the winner!

A special thanks to Petra Landon, for once again, supporting me in giving away a signed copy for one of her books.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Get To Know: The Zenkoti Fables

Hi there!
It may look like I'm a bit offline, but I'm still here and reading a lot! I'm also busy as a beta-reader and I'm currently hosting a giveaway and writing guest posts.

If you have been following my blog for a while, you have seen me posting about Petra Landon a lot.

I'm currently hosting a Giveaway for her book The Rainmaker, and I also did reviews for The Prophecy and The Mercenary.

I want to point out that Petra Landon is also writing a series that is coming out in episodes. I really believe it's a great way to get to know her way of writing and how amazing she is in worldbuilding.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Review: Illicit

Author: June Gray
Started reading: March 31st 2018
Finished the book: April 6th 2018
Pages: 334
Genres: Romance, Erotic
Published: May 5th 2016
Source: Won in Goodreads Giveaway
Goodreads score: 3.78
My score:
I never meant to be the other woman… Jake and I felt a connection the moment he walked into my life, an attraction both of us tried so hard to deny. Still, I found myself longing for the very thing I couldn’t have.

I didn’t set out to fall in love with Jake. Not when he clearly wasn’t mine.
He was my mother’s.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

GIVEAWAY: Signed Copy - The Rainmaker

Welcome, welcome.

I'm so glad to tell you that I'm hosting another giveaway! Just recently I reviewed Petra Landons book The Rainmaker and it was AMAZING. It's the second book in the Saga of the Chosen series. 

Petra and I have a little tradition where she allows me do a giveaway for the book that I reviewed. We will be giving away a signed physical copy for The Rainmaker.

The giveaway is open worldwide, so read this post to get all your necessary information!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Review: June (Calendar Girl #6)

Author: Audrey Carlan
Started reading: March 26th 2018
Finished the book: April 1st 2018
Pages: 119
Published: January 2016
Source: Kindle
Goodreads score: 4.05
My score:
Luck had not gone my way when Warren Shipley, one of the nation’s wealthiest men hired me to play arm-candy in order to save face with the other one percenters he did business with. At least that’s what I thought when I arrived in Washington, DC, until I was met by old man Shipley’s debonair and insanely handsome son. Aaron Shipley was notably the youngest senator in the history of politics voted Senator of California at the tender age of thirty-five. Single, beyond rich, and the face of every political magazine around the US.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Review: Glass Sword (Red Queen #2)

Author: Victoria Aveyard
Started reading: March 20th 2018
Finished the book: March 30th 2018
Pages: 444
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Published: February 9th 2016
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 3.94
My score:
Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

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

Welcome, welcome!

Thanks for stopping by to read my March Wrap up. 
Time is going by so fast! I had a pretty good reading month. I have been reading some long books, so page wise I did pretty good.

I'm slowly reading through my TBR-pile, it could go faster, but I also want to read books that I want to read, instead of only doing requested reviews.

There is a Giveaway to be held on my blog on April 8th for Petra Landon's new book that I reviewed this month.

Hope to see you back by then, because I will be giving away 1 signed paperback copy and 2 ebooks!

Have a great month.
I'm going to enjoy the Spring weather over here, I hope you do get a lot of sun as well. ☀

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Unboxing: Celebrate Books - Murder Girls

Yay! Another month, another Celebrate Books Box. This month's theme is Murder Girls. I LOVE the box. It felt so heavy and I'm so happy with all the goodies that are in this box. Have been crying a little bit just now, because the March box is SOLD OUT and I had to wait for my paycheck.. 😢 No unboxing for the March box, sadly. But, I will be doing the February Box; Murder Girls, right now. Let's go!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Review: Shadow Bloodlines (Shadow Bloodlines #1)

Author: Andrea R. Cooper
Started reading: March 18th 2018
Finished the book: March 24th 2018
Pages: 263
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Published: April 30th 2016
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 3.86
My score:

When eighteen-year-old Beth receives a mysterious text from her deadbeat father not to go to school, why should she listen to him now? But when strangers show up in one of her classes hunting her and wanting her dead, she must uncover the truth about why and what exactly she is.

Amar has been entombed in stone for centuries. He longs for freedom and only the blood of a shifter will set him free. After centuries frozen as a gargoyle, he doubts there are many of his kind left. Yet, Beth rescues him and more than his responsibility to protect her fills him. He must choose between duty and love.

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!