Saturday, November 17, 2018

Bookish Goodies Box - Giveaway - WINNER

One of my favorite things to do on the blog; hosting a Giveaway. I'm so excited to announce that I will be hosting another giveaway next Saturday. I also plan to do another Goodreads Book of Choice Giveaway, just like I did last January.

But right now is the time to announce the winner of the Goodies Box. I'm so surprised about the amount of people that participated. I did NOT expect that at all. I do know now, that I can definitely host another giveaway like this one.

Thank you all so much for participating! Lets announce the winner...

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Review: Contingent Upon Magenta

Author: C. Drying
Started reading: October 26th 2018
Finished the book: November 10th 2018
Pages: 225
Genres: Science Fiction,
Published: April 28th 2017
Source: Got a physical copy from the author
Goodreads score: Not enough ratings
My score:
An unprovoked attack on Earth prompts the U.S. military to send a small contingent to assassinate the matriarch of a world where mothers and daughters are exalted. A dissenting citizen from the world provides the U.S. military with guidance by insisting a female be an operative in the contingent. Captain Joan Jones is the operative. She’s a mother of a young daughter and is conflicted and torn by her call to duty. The contingent faces a barrage of unexpected events while Captain Jones becomes captivated by the Magentan matriarch. Will Captain Jones’ maternal instincts fail or save the contingent?

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Review: The Starfarer (The Araloka Chronicles #2)

Author: Petra Landon
Started reading: October 21st 2018
Finished the book: November 6th 2018
Pages: 424
Genres: Science Fiction, Romance
To be published: November 16th 2018
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: Not enough ratings
My score:
Sila Gatherer hides a deadly secret on a rural planet. Until an accidental encounter with an alien starship changes her life. Threatened, exiled and adrift, Sila must survive far from home and everything familiar, as an unlikely guardian angel helps pave her way.

Star Captain Zh'hir Mu'raat is Ur'quay - legendary starfarers renowned across the galaxy. On a desperate mission to a distant corner of the galaxy, his world collides with Sila's. Thrust together, the starfarer and his accidental captive forge an extraordinary bond.

Drawn to each other against all odds, Sila and the Star Captain must fight for a future together as the war, her ability, Ur'quay tradition and a complicated legacy test their faith. When a powerful foe threatens their new coalition, they race against time to unravel a centuries-old secret. With the fate of Sector Araloka and the Ur'quay at stake, can the starfarer follow his heart or will history repeat itself again ...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Giveaway: Bookish Goodies

Yaaay! Finally, time for another Giveaway!
It's so much fun to hosts Giveaways.
This time, I have an amazing goodie-box for one of you.
I've been ordering bookboxes for 2 years now and I'm flooded in awesome goodies.
One of you is going to win the goodie box. Check below for more information!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Unboxing: FairyLoot Beautiful Deceptions

I've always wanted to receive a FairyLoot or OwlCrate. I decided to do a 3-month subscription for FairyLoot and this month I received my first box. I was so happy with everything inside this box. I can't wait to share it all with you.

Let's do this!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Review: Prince Caspian (The Chronicles of Narnia #2)

Author: C.S. Lewis
Started reading: October 22nd 2018
Finished the book: October 31rd 2018
Pages: 240
Genres: Fantasy, Children's Book, Classics
Published: October 15th 1951
Source: Received as a gift
Goodreads score: 3.97
My score:
The Pevensie siblings are back to help a prince denied his rightful throne as he gathers an army in a desperate attempt to rid his land of a false king. But in the end, it is a battle of honor between two men alone that will decide the fate of an entire world.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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

Dear reader, thanks for visiting my blog!

I have the feeling that I'm BACK. I read a lot of books this month and did some nice book tags. That was so much fun; to do something different. I liked it more than I thought!

I was just looking at my Goodreads Reading Challenge and I think I'm not going to make it, sadly. It would mean that I have to read 23 books in the next 2 months... I won't start reading short books just to make it, I really just want to stick to my TBR.

But, oh yeah... Reading is just about the fun, so I don't mind if I don't make it to 75 books. I'll try again next year :)

Have nice November, and remember; It's almost CHRISTMAS, YAY!


Saturday, October 27, 2018

Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

Welcome, welcome!

I'm so happy to share this blogpost with you; The Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag. I've been excited to do this book tag for a very long time, but since Halloween is near and I'm in some Halloween vibes, I decided to do it today.

I will be going to the cinema at midnight to have a Horror Movie Marathon, all night long! I'm already in a spooky cheer and have been watching American Horror Story for a week straight. So yeah, I think this is one of my favorite book tags that I've done so far. I made the font myself and it was so much fun to select the books for this book tag.

I hope you enjoy!


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Review: Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)

Author: Marissa Meyer
Started reading: October 17th 2018
Finished the book: October 22nd 2018
Pages: 222
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction
Published: January 27th 2015
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.02
My score:
In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told... until now.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Review: The Good Daughter (The Good Daughter #1)

Author: Karin Slaughter
Started reading: September 23rd 2018
Finished the book: October 17th 2018
Pages: 656
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Published: August 8th 2017
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.14
My score:
Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father—Pikeville's notorious defense attorney—devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night.

Twenty-eight years later, Charlotte has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself—the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again, and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatized, Charlotte is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it's a case that unleashes the terrible memories she's spent so long trying to suppress--because the shocking truth about the crime that destroyed her family nearly thirty years ago won't stay buried forever.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Review: The Spite Game

Author: Anna Snoekstra
Started reading: October 11th 2018
Finished the book: October 16th 2018
Pages: 320
Genres: Fiction, Psychological Thriller
To be Published: October 30th 2018
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads score: 3.59
My score:
Mercilessly bullied in high school, Ava knows she needs to put the past behind her and move on, but she can’t—not until she’s exacted precise, catastrophic revenge on the people who hurt her the most.

First, she watches Saanvi. Flawlessly chic and working hard at a top architectural firm, Saanvi has it all together on the surface. But everyone does bad things when they think no one is watching and Ava only wants what’s fair—to destroy Saanvi’s life the way her own was destroyed.
Next, she watches Cass. She’s there as Cass tries on wedding dresses, she’s there when Cass picks out a cake, she’s there when Cass betrays her fiancé. She’s the reason Cass’s entire future comes crashing down.
Finally, Ava watches Mel. Mel was always the ringleader and if anyone has to pay, it’s her. But one tiny slipup and Ava realizes the truth: Mel knows she’s being watched, and she’s ready to play Ava’s games to the bitter end.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Nightmare Before Christmas Book Tag

Welcome, welcome.
I hope you're having a splendid Sunday. I'm going to be relaxing, blogging and reading while listening to music and drinking tea. I'm pretending it's Fall over here, even though the temperatures are more like Summer.

I was tagged by The Butterfly Reader to do The Nightmare Before Christmas Book Tag! Thanks so much for tagging me, and without further ado...

The Booktag! 📑

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Review: The Elemental Coven (Witch's Ambitions Trilogy #2)

Author: Kayla Krantz
Started reading: September 29th 2018
Finished the book: October 8th 2018
Pages: 348
Genres: Fantasy, Magic
Published: August 15th 2018
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: Not enough ratings
My score:
With the Land of Five being systematically torn apart by war, Ignis witch, Lilith Lace, has a number of problems before her. Captured in the Battle of Ignis by The Elemental Coven, she must deal with the recent deaths of her loved ones as a prisoner of war. Mind torn between escaping and giving up completely, Lilith is presented with a new surprise—infamous rouge witch, Willow, is not only alive and well but has a larger role in Lilith’s childhood accident than she ever imagined.

Everything’s changing. Friends are becoming enemies and enemies are becoming friends. Will Lilith finally get to the bottom of her past among the ranks of The Elemental Coven or will they hurt her worse than anything she’s encountered so far?

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Unboxing: Celebrate Books Literatour Special

Yay! I can finally do another unboxing. I have been a Celebrate Books fan for a very long time. Sadly they launched their final box a while ago, but they luckily made a Literatour Special!
It's always such a treat to get a bookbox and be surprised by another book and a lot of cool goodies!
I'm a collector of bookmarks, and I always get new ones in the boxes. It's always nice to pick another favorite goodie for the boxes.

I can't wait to tell you more about this Literatour Special by Celebrate Books!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Review: Snowhook

Author: Jo Storm
Started reading: September 20th 2018
Finished the book: September 29th 2018
Pages: 288
Genres: Teens, YA
Published: January 26th 2019
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads score: Not enough ratings
My score:
At first, when a massive ice storm traps fourteen-year-old Hannah and her family in a remote cabin, it feels like a game to practise the survival skills she's been learning. That all changes when an accident leaves her mother desperately low on insulin. With no power and no way to contact the outside world, Hannah steals away with the four family dogs tied to an old dog sled.

All she has to do is make it to the nearest cabin and find a working phone to save the day. But a wrong turn and worsening weather leave her in grave danger and saddled with an unexpected passenger. Hannah must use all her skills and resourcefulness to get help for her family — before they all freeze to death in the wilderness.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

July/August/Sept Wrap up - Book Haul & What to Expect Next Month

Welcome, welcome, thanks for visiting my blog!

You did see this right, this is a 3 month wrap up! I was on vacation in China this July and I wasn't able to do a wrap-up in August, because of things that happend in my personal life. But now, this September I'm able to do a wrap-up for all 3 months!

I have a great book haul this month, because it was my birthday. I can't wait to show you what awesome books I got. And I'm so excited for the reviews that are coming up, I would love to hear your opinion on that.

Summer break is over, so I have been working for a month. BUT I LOVE THE END OF THE YEAR. Fall is here, Halloween is (almost) here. Were moving closer to Christmas. This all just makes me so happy!

I do hope you had a great reading month and I wish you an awesome October!


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Review: Happyland: A Fairy Tale in Two Parts

Author: Tes Mekonnen
Illustrator: Anthony Resto
Started reading: September 19th 2018
Finished the book: September 22nd 2018
Pages: 135
Genres: Fantasy, Fairy Tale
Published: October 4th 2017
Source: Got a physical copy from the author
Goodreads score: Not enough ratings
My score:
Would you like to court me to Happyland?" Prince Gobbledygook asks Lily Marshmallow and himself. Therein the journey begins to find Happyland. Follow him as he tries to define happiness with a little help from his friends, Big Wig Sophisticated Pig, Brutus Beaujolais and Cornelius Wordbook, an English gentleman with a book-for-a-head.

Prince Gobbledygook duels, loses his ladylove, regains his original name and gains a friendship that will last for fourforevers. Will they make it to Happyland?

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6)

Author: J.K. Rowling
Started reading: September 6th 2018
Finished the book: September 18th 2018
Pages: 542
Genres: Fantasy
Published: September 1st 2014
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.55
My score:
When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why.
Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them.

Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort’s darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny ...

Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Harry Potter Spells Booktag

Hi there, welcome, welcome.

It's been awhile since I've done a booktag. I have been waiting to do this Harry Potter booktag like... Forever!
I was behind on a lot of reviews and wanted to do those first.
I'm currently reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I can't believe I'm almost done re-reading the whole series!
I celebrated my birthday yesterday and I got some awesome books and nice Harry Potter merch as well, so it was a fun night.

Right now is the best time to do this blog, while I'm in such a huuuugggeee Harry Potter-vibe!!

Here we go.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Review: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Author: Stuart Turton
Started reading: August 14th 2018
Finished the book: August 21st 2018
Pages: 512
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Published: February 8th 2018
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads score: 4.13
My score:
How do you stop a murder that’s already happened?
At a gala party thrown by her parents, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed--again. She's been murdered hundreds of times, and each day, Aiden Bishop is too late to save her. Doomed to repeat the same day over and over, Aiden's only escape is to solve Evelyn Hardcastle's murder and conquer the shadows of an enemy he struggles to even comprehend--but nothing and no one are quite what they seem.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Review: Stolen

Author: Jessica Titone
Started reading: August 7th 2018
Finished the book: August 10th 2018
Pages: 206
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Published: November 24th 2017
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 4.04
My score:
Ella’s no stranger to sacrifice. Pursuing a professional career in ballet demands that she risk everything, including remaining in war-torn London to continue her training. Dancing has always been her singular desire, until reserved American Jesse Cohen transfers to her school. When partnered in a production of Giselle, Ella glimpses a new side of Jesse and works to break through his defenses. Their tentative friendship blossoms into romance, but happiness is not theirs to keep. Jesse mysteriously vanishes, confounding the authorities and breaking Ella’s heart. When all searches fail to locate him, Ella takes matters into her own hands. She begins with the attic - their secret meeting spot - where a strange melody pricks her ears. Following it, she ventures an unusual attic door, down a dark path, and into an idyllic, magical realm called Arcadia.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Review: The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books #1)

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Started reading: August 7th 2018
Finished the book: August 14th 2018
Pages: 487
Genres: Fiction, Historical, Mystery
Published: January 25th 2005
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.26
My score:
Barcelona, 1945 - just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his eleventh birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother’s face. To console his only child, Daniel’s widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona’s guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world, waiting for someone who will care about them again. Daniel’s father coaxes him to choose a volume from the spiraling labyrinth of shelves, one that, it is said, will have a special meaning for him. And Daniel so loves the novel he selects, The Shadow of the Wind by one Julian Carax, that he sets out to find the rest of Carax’s work. To his shock, he discovers that someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book this author has written. In fact, he may have the last one in existence. Before Daniel knows it his seemingly innocent quest has opened a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets, an epic story of murder, magic, madness and doomed love. And before long he realizes that if he doesn’t find out the truth about Julian Carax, he and those closest to him will suffer horribly.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Review: The Chrysalis

Author: Brendan Deneen
Started reading: August 5th 2018
Finished the book: August 7th 2018
Pages: 304
Genres: Horror, Science-Fiction
To be published: September 4th 2018
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads score: 3.0
My score:
Barely employed millennials Tom and Jenny Decker have to grow up fast when they lose their cheap Manhattan apartment. Leaving “the city” is hard, but the blow is softened when they stumble upon a surprisingly affordable house in the suburbs.For Tom, the bills, the mortgage, and Jenny's unexpected pregnancy add up to terror. He's not ready for this kind of responsibility.

Then he finds the thing in the basement. It makes him feel like a winner even as it scrambles his senses. A new job soon has him raking in the big bucks—enough that Jenny can start making her entrepreneurial dreams come true.The Deckers' dream home conceals more than one deadly secret. As Tom's obsession with the basement grows, Jenny realizes that to save her family, she must expose everything. Before it destroys them all.

No one ever really wants to grow up… but sometimes behaving like an adult is the only way to survive.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Review: Smothered

Author: Autumn Chiklis
Started reading: July 29th 2018
Finished the book: August 5th 2018
Pages: 288
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction
Published: August 7th 2018
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads score: 3.67
My score: 
Eloise “Lou” Hansen is graduating from Columbia University summa cum laude, and she's ready to conquer the world. Just a few minor problems: she has no job, no prospects, and she’s moving back into her childhood bedroom. Lou is grimly determined to stick to a rigorous schedule to get a job and get out of her parents’ house. Shelly “Mama Shell” Hansen, on the other hand, is ecstatic, and just as determined to keep her at home. Who else will help her hide her latest binge-shopping purchases from her husband, go to SoulCycle with her, and hold her hand during Botox shots?

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Review: Djinn

Author: Sang Kromah
Started reading: July 16th 2018
Finished the book: July 28th 2018
Pages: 343
Genres: YA, Fantasy
Published: March 20th 2018
Source: Got a digital copy from the publisher
Goodreads score: 4.57
My score: 
Bijou Fitzroy is strange. With the unwanted gift of being an empath, she has spent her entire life as a sheltered recluse, homeschooled by her secretive and overprotective grandmother, who never allows them to stay in one place long enough for Bijou to settle and make friends. When Bijou and her grandmother move to Sykesville and she starts to attend the local high school, Bijou’s world begins to crumble. Town locals begin to disappear and the creatures from her nightmares begin to take shape in her reality. She finds herself at the center of a war she never knew was being fought all around her.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Summerbreak: China

Welcome, welcome.

Through this blogpost I wanted to let you guys know that I'm traveling to China for a whole month this summer! I'll be leaving tonight and will be back on August 22nd.

As you can guess: I will be away from my email and away from my blog.

I hope all of you guys have nice summer plans and enjoy your summer!

See ya soon.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Review: The Godless (Children Trilogy #1)

Author: Ben Peek
Started reading: July 13th 2018
Finished the book: DNF
Pages: 392
Genres: Fantasy
Published: August 19th 2014
Source: Goodreads Giveaway
Goodreads score: 3.59
My score:
The Gods are dying. Fifteen thousand years after the end of their war, their bodies can still be found across the world. They kneel in forests, lie beneath mountains, and rest at the bottom of the world's ocean. For thousands of years, men and women have awoken with strange powers that are derived from their bodies.

The city Mireea is built against a huge stone wall that stretches across a vast mountain range, following the massive fallen body of the god, Ger. Ayae, a young cartographer’s apprentice, is attacked and discovers she cannot be harmed by fire. Her new power makes her a target for an army that is marching on Mireea. With the help of Zaifyr, a strange man adorned with charms, she is taught the awful history of ‘cursed’ men and women, coming to grips with her new powers and the enemies they make. Meanwhile, the saboteur Bueralan infiltrates the army that is approaching her home to learn its terrible secret.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Review: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia #1)

Author: C.S. Lewis
Started reading: July 8th 2018
Finished the book: July 16th 2018
Pages: 206
Genres: Fantasy, Children's Book, Classics
Published: October 16th 1950
Source: Kindle
Goodreads score: 4.2
My score:

NARNIA...the land beyond the wardrobe, the secret country known only to Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy...the place where the adventure begins. Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor's mysterious old house. At first, no one believes her when she tells of her adventures in the land of Narnia.
But soon Edmund and then Peter and Susan discover the Magic and meet Aslan, the Great Lion, for themselves. In the blink of an eye, their lives are changed forever.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Review: Outrun the Wind

Author: Elizabeth Tammi
Started reading: June 16th 2018
Finished the  book: July 12th 2018
Pages: 360
Genres: LGBT, Fantasy, Mythology
Published: November 27th 2018
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads score: 3.84
My score: 
The Huntresses of Artemis must obey two rules: never disobey the goddess, and never fall in love. After being rescued from a harrowing life as an Oracle of Delphi, Kahina is glad to be a part of the Hunt; living among a group of female warriors gives her a chance to reclaim her strength, even while her prophetic powers linger. But when a routine mission goes awry, Kahina breaks the first rule in order to save the legendary huntress Atalanta.

To earn back Artemis’s favor, Kahina must complete a dangerous task in the kingdom of Arkadia— where the king’s daughter is revealed to be none other than Atalanta. Still reeling from her disastrous quest and her father’s insistence on marriage, Atalanta isn’t sure what to make of Kahina. As her connection to Atalanta deepens, Kahina finds herself in danger of breaking Artemis’ second rule.