Sunday, July 21, 2019

Review (re-read): The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)

Author: Suzanne Collins
Started reading: July 14th 2019
Finished the book: July 21st 2019
Pages: 374
Genres: YA, Dystopian
Published: October 2008
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.33
My score:
Synopsis
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before - and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Review: The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books #2)

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafรณn
Started reading: June 14th 2019
Finished the book: July 12th 2019
Pages: 522
Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Historical
Published: June 16th 2009
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 3.90
My score:
Synopsis

The whole of Barcelona stretched out at my feet and I wanted to believe that when I opened those windows — my new windows — each evening its streets would whisper stories to me, secrets in my ear, that I could catch on paper and narrate to whomever cared to listen…

In an abandoned mansion at the heart of Barcelona, a young man, David Martin, makes his living by writing sensationalist novels under a pseudonym. The survivor of a troubled childhood, he has taken refuge in the world of books and spends his nights spinning baroque tales about the city’s underworld. But perhaps his dark imaginings are not as strange as they seem, for in a locked room deep within the house lie photographs and letters hinting at the mysterious death of the previous owner.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Review: The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi Volume I: Homecoming

Author: Kelvyn Fernandes
Started reading: June 17th 2019
Finished the book: July 10th 2019
Pages: 273
Genres: Fantasy, Adventure
Published: December 14th 2018
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 4.32
My score:
Synopsis
Follow Peter and Fi as they work together, each searching for something uniquely special to them through the four kingdoms of their known world. It’s a tale of fantastical beasts, peculiar characters, remarkable settings, and a unique brand of biochemistry-based magic. A story that focuses on meaningful character interactions, delicate world building, and intense action battles.


Friday, July 5, 2019

My Blog Name in Books - Tag

I saw this Booktag @ Elgee Writes and it looked like so much fun, that I decided to join in, and do this booktag as well.

I hope you enjoy, and have a nice weekend!



Sunday, June 30, 2019

Sunday Post #6

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Friday, June 28, 2019

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

Hi there, dear blog reader.
Welcome to the blog!

The first half of 2019 is over and the school year is over in two weeks.
I'm totally having the summer-feeling already, but I'm also tired all the time.
That's how it works for teachers, they're just done at the end of the school year.

Don't feel like reading at all when I come home from work, I just want to lay down and sleep all day, LOL.
I am on track with my Goodreads Challenge. I've read 41 / 75 books so I'm doing fine!

I can't wait for the summer break, I'm going to Croatia with my boyfriend and I'm so excited!

What plans do you have for this summer?!

Have a GREAT reading/chilling month full of sun ๐Ÿ–


Sunday, June 23, 2019

Review: Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges Trilogy #2)

Author: Stephen King
Started reading: May 12th 2019
Finished the book: June 18th 2019
Pages: 431
Genres: Fiction, Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Published: June 2nd 2015
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.04
My score:
Synopsis
John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel.

Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he’s released from prison after thirty-five years.


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Review: The Rosie Effect (Don Tillman #2)

Author: Graeme Simsion
Started reading: June 10th 2019
Finished the book: June 16th 2019
Pages: 368
Published: July 21st 2015
Source: Kindle Copy
Goodreads score: 3.58
My score:
Synopsis
The Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York. But they're about to face a new challenge because - surprise - Rosie is pregnant.

Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, but his unusual research style gets him into trouble with the law. Fortunately his best friend Gene is on hand to offer advice: he's left Claudia and moved in with Don and Rosie.

As Don tries to schedule time for pregnancy research, getting Gene and Claudia to reconcile, servicing the industrial refrigeration unit that occupies half his apartment, helping Dave the Baseball Fan save his business, and staying on the right side of Lydia the social worker, he almost misses the biggest problem of all: he might lose Rosie when she needs him the most.


Sunday, June 16, 2019

Sunday Post #5

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Review: Broken (Will Trent #4)

Author: Karin Slaughter
Started reading: June 5th 2019
Finished the book: June 10th 2019
Pages: 480
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Published: June 23rd 2011
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.19
My score:
Synopsis
When the body of a young woman is discovered deep beneath the icy waters of Lake Grant, a note left under a rock by the shore points to suicide. But within minutes, it becomes clear that this is no suicide. It's a brutal, cold-blooded murder.

All too soon, former Grant County medical examiner Sara Linton - home for Thanksgiving after a long absence - finds herself unwittingly drawn into the case. The chief suspect is desperate to see her, but when she arrives at the local police station she is met with a horrifying sight - he lies dead in his cell, the words 'Not me' scrawled across the walls.

Something about his confession doesn't add up and, deeply suspicious of Lena Adams, the detective in charge, Sara immediately calls in the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Shortly afterwards, Special Agent Will Trent is brought in from his vacation to investigate. But he is immediately confronted with a wall of silence. Grant County is a close-knit community with loyalties and ties that run deep. And the only person who can tell the truth about what really happened is dead...


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Two Short Stories #4

Today I will be highlighting two short stories.
One of them is a picture book that is so cute, the other book is a horror book by one of my favorite authors. Talk about opposites...


Monday, June 10, 2019

Review: Touch of Smoke


Author: Karissa Laurel
Started reading: May 24th 2019
Finished the book: June 4th 2019
Pages: 336
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Published: February 7th 2019
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads score: 4.38
My score:
Synopsis
Three years ago, Rikki Albemarle watched her best friend die at the hands of a supernatural evil. Certain she was slated to be the next victim, Rikki fled her small Smoky Mountain hometown, vowing to never come back. Plagued by nightmares and knowing she's the only one who believes Mina's death was no accident, Rikki returns with hopes of finding answers and holding the killer accountable.

Rikki is convinced the key to unlocking the secret of Mina's death lies with Owen Amir, the alluring young army vet who once claimed her heart. But the deeper Rikki digs into Owen's past, the more she's torn between the urgings of her heart and her memories of him on the night Mina died.


Friday, June 7, 2019

Review: Simone LaFray and the Chocolatiers' Ball (Simone LaFray, #1)


Author: S.P. O'Farrell
Started reading: May 31st 2019
Finished the book: June 4th 2019
Pages: 148
Genres: Mystery, Food and Drink, Childrens, France
Published: May 13th 2019
Source: Got a physical copy from the author
Goodreads score: Not enough ratings
My score:
Synopsis
Simone LaFray had never questioned one thing - the character of her father. A fourth generation chocolatier and proprietor of a world famous patisserie, in her eyes he could do no wrong. However, her eyes were trained to see everything that was wrong. A covert agent with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this extraordinary 12-year-old was living a double life, walking in the veiled footprints of her mother, icing eclairs, dusting pastries, and darting between the shadows. What could be sweeter? When a notorious thief returns to Paris seeking revenge against her mother, a series of unforeseen and potentially devastating events ensue, leaving Simone to question everything. Her father can’t be the man they say he is, can he? Her concealed life is evaporating, the store hangs in the balance . . . and did I mention she needs a ball gown? Life in a French patisserie may not be as sweet as you thought. Simone LaFray and the Chocolatier’s Ball pulls the invisible girl out of the shadows and into the spotlight, but is she ready?


Monday, June 3, 2019

Review: How to Remove a Brain: and Other Bizarre Medical Practices and Procedures

Author: David Haviland
Started reading: May 16th 2019
Finished the book: May 23rd 2019
Pages: 182
Genres: Nonfiction, Science, Medical, Historical
Published: August 10th 2017
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 4.00
My score:
Synopsis
•Which condition was treated by trapping a child inside a tree trunk?
•Where is the soul found?
•How long does it take to digest chewing gum?
•What are hiccups for?
•Does organ theft actually happen?
•Is it safe to fly with breast implants?
•Did Christopher Columbus import syphilis to Europe?

Taking in everything from the outrageous (yes, Hitler was addicted to crystal meth) to the eye-watering (such as the renowned surgeon who accidentally cut off his patient’s left testicle) to the downright disgusting (like the "cure" for toothache used by the Egyptians involving dead-mouse paste), this book proves that medical science is not for the faint-hearted, lily-livered or weak-stomached!


Friday, May 31, 2019

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

Welcome, welcome my dear readers.

May is over already and time is flying by. The school year is almost to an end and summer is almost here. I'm so excited to be going to Croatia this summer and after summer another challenge is waiting for me; I'm moving from second grade to 4th/5th grade!
I do feel like May was a good month for me. It was pretty busy as well, but I did a lot of fun things and I read a good amount of pages.

This month I was trying to find my way on my blog. I tried posting things other than reviews. This month I did an Unhaul and another Get To Know Me Tag. I also participated in some Sunday Posts. I decided to do a Sunday Post every two weeks, I think that works best for my blog.

I did not haul ANY books. I'm pretty proud of myself, since I have full bookshelves and I'm trying to only buy books that I really want or are in a series that I read.

I do hope you had a good month and I wish you lots of good reading days in the upcoming month!

๐Ÿ•ฎ๐Ÿ•ฎ


Saturday, May 25, 2019

Review: Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3)


Author: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Started reading: May 13th 2019
Finished the book: May 22nd 2019
Pages: 628
Genres: Science Fiction
Published: March 13th 2018
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.56
My score:
Synopsis
Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they'll find seven months after the invasion?

Meanwhile, Kady's cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza's ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys—an old flame from Asha's past—reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.

With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heroes will fall, and hearts will be broken.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Get To Know Me Tag #4

A while ago I decided to do a Get To Know Me Tag every two months. 
I'd like for my readers to know the person behind the blog, so in this blogpost I'll be answering some questions and you'll be able to get to know me a little better!


Thanks for reading and have a nice day! ๐Ÿ–ค

Monday, May 20, 2019

Sunday Post #4

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Two Short Stories #3

Today I will highlight two short stories.
One of them is a picture book and totally stole my heart, and the other was an action paced book.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Review: Collected Easter Horror Shorts

Author: Kevin J. Kennedy and others
Started reading: April 29th 2019
Finished the book: May 14th 2019
Pages: 371
Genres: Horror, Short Stories
Published: April 1st 2017
Source: A digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 3.97
My score:
Synopsis
From the darkest recesses of some of the horror world’s most chilling minds, Kevin J. Kennedy brings back together some of the authors that brought you Collected Christmas Horror Shorts, alongside several new authors, from upcoming indie stars to Amazon top sellers.
Whether you like Easter or not, you’ll certainly have a different view of it after you read the stories contained within these pages.
Grab an Easter egg, dim the lights, get cosy and get ready for some chilling tales by some of the horror world’s finest.


Sunday, May 12, 2019

Sunday Post #3

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Booktag: Unhaul #1

A lot of bookbloggers and readers have a never-ending TBR. My TBR is so big, that it sometimes scares me. I decided to visit my own Goodreads shelves and to Unhaul 10 books.

Please feel free to participate and unhaul some of your books. I'd love to know what books you decided to unhaul!


Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Review: The Last Battle (The Chronicles of Narnia (Publication Order) #7)

Author: C.S. Lewis
Started reading: April 26th 2019
Finished the book: May 8th 2019
Pages: 221
Genres: Fantasy, Children's Book, Classics
Published: September 4th 1956
Source: Received as a gift
Goodreads score: 4.03
My score:
Synopsis
During the last days of Narnia, the land faces its fiercest challenge—not an invader from without but an enemy from within. Lies and treachery have taken root, and only the king and a small band of loyal followers can prevent the destruction of all they hold dear in this, the magnificent ending to The Chronicles of Narnia.

The Last Battle is the seventh and final book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, which has been drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over sixty years. A complete stand-alone read, but if you want to relive the adventures and find out how it began, pick up The Magician's Nephew, the first book in The Chronicles of Narnia.


Sunday, May 5, 2019

Sunday Post #2

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Review: The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1)

Author: Graeme Simsion
Started reading: April 21st 2019
Finished the book: April 26nd 2019
Pages: 305
Published: October 1st 2013
Source: Kindle Copy
Goodreads score: 4.02
My score:
Synopsis
Don Tillman is getting married. He just doesn't know who to yet.But he has designed the Wife Project, using a sixteen-page questionnaire to help him find the perfect partner. She will most definitely not be a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.
Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also fiery and intelligent and beautiful. And on a quest of her own to find her biological father - a search that Don, a professor of genetics, might just be able to help her with.

The Wife Project teaches Don some unexpected things. Why earlobe length is an inadequate predictor of sexual attraction. Why quick-dry clothes aren't appropriate attire in New York. Why he's never been on a second date. And why, despite your best scientific efforts, you don't find love: love finds you.


Monday, April 29, 2019

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

Welcome, welcome to the blog!

Aaaahh... April... Springtime, 2 weeks of vacation. Days getting longer, my backyard full of plants and flowers that start to grow, I LOVE IT.

I've been reading quite a bit, I do know it could be better, but I'm satisfied. I'm 2 or 3 books ahead on my GR challenge and I've written a good amount of reviews.

This was a good month. I did my first BookBlitz here on BiteIntoBooks. I also decided to participate in the Sunday Post; a good way to keep readers up-to-date with what I'm reading.

How was your reading-month?

I do hope May is going to be sunny and full of good books for you.
☀☀☀

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Sunday Post #1

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Review: House of Lords

Author: Philip Rosenberg
Started reading: April 20th 2019
Finished the book: April 24th 2019
Pages: 480
Genres: Fiction, Mafia, Crime
Published: May 7th 2002
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 3.18
My score:
Synopsis
Jeffrey Blaine is a good man, a wealthy and powerful Wall Street broker with impeccable social standing. But his wife—who supports charitable foundations from their Park Avenue townhouse—seems to have lost interest in their marriage, and his daughter, a beautiful debutante ready for Yale University in the fall, has turned sullen and rebellious. Having achieved everything he'd ever dreamed of, Blaine now feels unsettled, stagnant, hungry for a new challenge—a challenge that presents itself suddenly in the person of Chet Fiore, an ambitious entrepreneur rumored to be tied to organized crime. When Blaine rebukes Fiore's offer to participate in an illegal business proposition, he discovers that the mafia lieutenant has laid an elaborate trap to ensure Blaine's cooperation: the abduction of his beloved daughter. To ensure her safe return, Blaine is forced now to become a partner in a money laundering scheme of immense proportions..


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Review: Season of Hytalia (Scavenger Girl #3)


Author: Jennifer Arntson
Started reading: April 1st 2019
Finished the book: April 20th 2019
Pages: 406
Published: October 20th 2018
Source: Got a digital copy from the athor
Goodreads score: 4.60
My score: 
Synopsis
Una feels herself changing and for good reason. With new blood and new life comes new responsibility. Against Una’s warnings, Calish takes matters into his own hands. In a desperate act to protect the woman he loves, he makes an irrevocable agreement with the one person in Ashlund he should avoid. But when the promises given to Calish seem to turn against him, Una finds refuge in an unlikely place. All traditions and social status are turned upside down in the blink of an eye and suddenly birthright doesn’t matter so much. There is a secret hidden in the hills, and the rains of Hytalia are not the only storms that Una will be forced to face.


Monday, April 22, 2019

Review: Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3)


Author: Sarah J. Maas
Started reading: April 9th 2019
Finished the book: April 19th 2019
Pages: 565
Published: September 2nd 2014
Source: Received as a gift
Goodreads score: 4.51
My score:
Synopsis
Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth...a truth about her heritage that could change her life—and her future—forever.


Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed.



Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Do I Have That Book? - Tag

Hi everybody!

I've been pretty busy, so I haven't been reading that much, and I was sick as well.
Next Thursday I will be going on a trip for 5 days to Mallorca! 
So there won't be any reviews this upcoming week.

I thought it would be nice to do this booktag so at least it won't be silent on my blog for too long! This is the Do I Have That Book? - Tag where I can dive onto my bookshelves and find books that fit this tag.

I hope to post a lot of reviews when I get back from my trip.

Thanks for reading. ๐Ÿ“•

Friday, April 12, 2019

Review: The Magician's Nephew (The Chronicles of Narnia (Publication Order) #6)

Author: C.S. Lewis
Started reading: March 28th 2019
Finished the book: April 8th 2019
Pages: 202
Genres: Fantasy, Children's Book, Classics
Published: May 2nd 1955
Source: Received as a gift
Goodreads score: 4.03
My score:
Synopsis
NARNIA...where the woods are thick and cold, where Talking Beasts are called to life...a new world where the adventure begins.

Digory and Polly meet and become friends one cold, wet summer in London. Their lives burst into adventure when Digory's Uncle Andrew, who thinks he is a magician, sends them hurtling to...somewhere else. They find their way to Narnia, newborn from the Lion's song, and encounter the evil sorceress Jadis before they finally return home.