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.