Saturday, June 30, 2018

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


Welcome, welcome, thanks for visiting my blog!

June is over already... I feel like I've read NOTHING. This month was a busy one. I was busy working, but also had a lot of evening trips to concerts, and was chilling with friends a lot in the evenings.
Sadly, I've only read 3 books, and that has never happened since starting this blog.

I don't feel all that bad about it, because I did awesome things, like going to an Ed Sheeran concert, going to a Beyoncé concert, I got to meet Karin Slaughter and did something for a charity. I also had a lot of fun evenings with friends and I was working evening hours last week.
Better luck next month, right?!

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Review: Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1)


Author: Sarah J. Maas
Started reading: June 5th 2018
Finished the book: June 24th 2018
Pages: 454
Genres: Fantasy
Published: May 7th 2013
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.23
My score:
Synopsis
In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king's champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.

The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass--and it's there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena's fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.


Sunday, June 17, 2018

Review: The Forgotten Ones

Author: Steena Holmes
Started reading: May 27yh 2018
Finished the book: June 12th 2018
Pages: 345
Genres: Contemporary, Thriller, Mystery
Published: April 1st 2018
Source: Got a digital copy from the publisher
Goodreads score: 4.08
My score:
Synopsis
A spellbinding novel about an unspeakable secret that could destroy a family, from the New York Times bestselling author of Finding Emma.

Elle is a survivor. She’s managed to piece together a solid life from a childhood of broken memories and fairy tales her mom told her to explain away bad dreams. But weekly visits to her mother still fill Elle with a paralyzing fear she can’t explain. It’s just another of so many unanswered questions she grew up with in a family estranged by silence and secrets.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Review: Uprooted

Author: Naomi Novik
Started reading: May 11th 2018
Finished the book: June 11th 2018
Pages: 438
Genres: Fantasy
Published: May 12th 2016
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.11
My score:
Synopsis
Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood. The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows - everyone knows - that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn't, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her.

But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose.


Friday, June 8, 2018

Unboxing: Celebrate Books - Lie To Me

Another month, another bookbox! This month with EXTRA thanks to Celebrate Books, because the parcel delivery system lost the bookbox that I was supposed to receive. Luckily, Celebrate Books sent me another bookbox for free and I was happy to receive it this month!

Lets go to the unboxing, because the box was full of lovely goodies!.