Monday, May 20, 2019

Sunday Post #4

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we received. Share news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead.











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

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we received. Share news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead.








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

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we received. Share news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead.



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

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we received. Share news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead.











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. 📕

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.


Monday, April 8, 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019

Review: Trouble Purse Sued (St. Polycarp #4)

Author: Marianna Heusler
Started reading: March 27th 2019
Finished the book: March 31st 2019
Pages: 259
Genres: Mystery, Crime
Published: May 3rd 2017
Source: Got a physical copy from the author
Goodreads score: Not enough ratings
My score:
Synopsis
After an unfortunate turn of events at St. Polycarp, Mrs. Johnson has been appointed as the interim principal of the school. The prospect that her role might become permanent deeped her anxiety but then she learned that she might end up with no job at all. Apparently the archdiocese was deciding whether to close St. Polycarp for good.
That's why when Mrs. Hopwood, her best friend and sleuthing partner in solving a series of unfortunate—murderous events—offers to donate some vintage clothing and accessories she recently inherited from her aunt Eunice to raise money for the school, Mrs. Johnson agrees.

The catch—a fashion show with students as the models—flyers, catalogues, online bids—another grand scheme hatched by Mrs. Hopwood that only gives Mrs. Johnson a bigger migraine and in true St. Polycarp fashion spurs a series of unfortunate events.


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Review: Romanov


Author: Nadine Brandes
Started reading: March 23rdh 2019
Finished the book: March 29th 2019
Pages: 352
Genres: Historical, Fiction, Fantasy, Retelling
To be published: May 7th 2019
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads score: 3.93
My score:
Synopsis
Anastasia “Nastya” Romanov was given a single mission: to smuggle an ancient spell into her suitcase on her way to exile in Siberia. It might be her family’s only salvation. But the leader of the Bolshevik army is after them . . . and he’s hunted Romanov before.
Nastya’s only chances of survival are to either release the spell, and deal with the consequences, or enlist help from Zash, the handsome soldier who doesn’t act like the average Bolshevik. Nastya’s never dabbled in magic before, but it doesn’t frighten her as much as her growing attraction for Zash. She likes him. She thinks he might even like her . . .
That is, until she’s on one side of a firing squad . . . and he’s on the other.


Sunday, March 31, 2019

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

Welcome (back) my dear readers.

It's March already and Spring has finally begun. I've had some nice hours in the sun already and I can't wait for the weather to be nice all week long.
Sitting in the sun with a book is one my favorite things during the summer and springtime.

I bought a LOT of books this month. That is unusual for me, since my bookshelves are full. I just really wanted to buy the Seven Sisters series and I received a gift card for books... So yeah, I have a big haul and I'm very happy with it.

I do hope your reading month was good as well. And I wish you nice reading-time in the sun as well!

😎😎😎

Friday, March 29, 2019

Review: Lexicon

Author: Max Barry
Started reading: February 26th 2019
Finished the book: March 23rd 2019
Pages: 390
Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller
Published: June 18th 2013
Source: Kindle Book
Goodreads score: 3.90
My score:
Synopsis
At an exclusive school somewhere outside of Arlington, Virginia, students aren't taught history, geography, or mathematics--at least not in the usual ways. Instead, they are taught to persuade. Here the art of coercion has been raised to a science. Students harness the hidden power of language to manipulate the mind and learn to break down individuals by psychographic markers in order to take control of their thoughts. The very best will graduate as "poets", adept wielders of language who belong to a nameless organization that is as influential as it is secretive.


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7)


Author: J.K. Rowling
Started reading: March 6th 2019
Finished the book: March 22nd 2019
Pages: 620
Genres: Fantasy
Published: July 21nd 2007
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.63
My score:
Synopsis
"Give me Harry Potter," said Voldemort's voice, "and none shall be harmed. Give me Harry Potter, and I shall leave the school untouched. Give me Harry Potter, and you will be rewarded."
As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves, and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy...


Saturday, March 23, 2019

Review: Screechers: A Post-Apocalyptic Novella

Author: Kevin J. Kennedy, Christina Berling
Started reading: March 14th 2019
Finished the book: March 17th 2019
Pages: 88
Genres: Horror, Apocalyptic
Published: March 6th 2019
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 4.41
My score:
Synopsis
In the apocalyptic fallout of the burned world, the screecher is a massive beast evolved to kill and built for survival. One screecher abandons its home among the crushed remnants of a city and moves to explore the wider world. Unbeknownst to it, one of its surviving nephews decides to tag along.
Far away, across the dusty sand dunes, three men flee the smoldering ashes of their community along with their regrets, looking for a new place to survive.
These two stories, of screechers and humans, alternate and dance around each other before the creatures and men intersect and weave into one story.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Get To Know Me Tag #3

The Last Get To Know Me Tag I did is almost two years ago.
I decided to do this tag, every now and then, so my followers could get to know me.
It's been so busy on the blog that I have been skipping this tag, but I miss it a lot.
I decided to start doing this again and I plan to do it every two months

The previous Get To Know Me Tags can be found here and here.


Thanks for reading and have a nice day! 💗

Monday, March 18, 2019

Review: Carnival of Horror

Author: Kevin J. Kennedy and others
Started reading: February 26th 2019
Finished the book: March 13th 2019
Pages: 358
Genres: Horror, Short Stories
Published: October 22nd 2018
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 4.17
My score:
Synopsis
Roll up, roll up!

Welcome to the carnival!

Enjoy the sweet smells of the cotton candy and candy apples. Listen to the calliope music as you wander among the many stalls, to the screams of children enjoying the various rides. It’s all been designed to take your money, but you already know that. What you are not aware of, however, are the strange goings-on of the carnival world after dark. Do the carnies want more than your money? Does the fortune teller know more than she tells you? Are some of the games more dangerous than others?


Saturday, March 16, 2019

Review: The Seven Sisters (The Seven Sisters #1)

Author: Lucinda Riley
Started reading: February 20th 2019
Finished the book: March 3rd 2019
Pages: 626
Genres: Fiction, Historical Romance
Published: May 5th 2015
Source: Borrowed from a friend
Goodreads score: 4.20
My score:
Synopsis
Maia D’Apliese and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, “Atlantis”—a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva—having been told that their beloved father, who adopted them all as babies, has died. Each of them is handed a tantalizing clue to her true heritage—a clue which takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Once there, she begins to put together the pieces of her story and its beginnings.


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

My Trip To Kenya

A lot of followers were very curious what I've been doing in Kenya and I'd love to tell you all about it, in this blogpost!

I was there for 10 days with a project called Teachers4Teachers. With around 40 Dutch teachers, we travel to Kenya. It's all about meeting and connecting with Kenyan teachers and to inspire them by giving workshops. The workshops are about varied teaching methods and active learning.





Saturday, March 9, 2019

Review: Kingdom Cold


Author: Brittni Chenelle
Started reading: February 17th 2019
Finished the book: February 20th 2019
Pages: 278
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Published: February 14th 2019
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 3.73
My score:
Synopsis
Attempted murder, that's how sixteen-year-old Princess Charlotte's engagement starts. It seems like the only thing she has in common with Prince Young of Vires is their mutual discontent.

When her kingdom's attacked, Charlotte's parents renegotiate her hand in marriage to a handsome stranger with a sinister plan. With the people Charlotte loves dying around her, and her kingdom's future at stake, the only person she can turn to is the prince she betrayed. But, should she save her kingdom or her heart?

One must fall.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Review: A Pack of Blood and Lies (The Boulder Wolves #1)


Author: Olivia Wildenstein
Started reading: February 9th 2019
Finished the book: February 14th 2019
Pages: 362
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, YA
To be Published: April 18th 2019
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads score: 4.26
My score:
Synopsis
Three months shy of her eighteenth birthday, Ness is forced to return to Colorado. Even though it’s been six years, and the wolves of her all-male pack don’t recognize her, she recognizes them. People who shun others because of their gender are hard to forget.Especially Liam Kolane—son of Heath, the crudest and cruelest Alpha to have ruled the Boulder Pack. Liam is as handsome as he is infuriating, as kind as he is punishing, and he makes Ness’s traitorous heart race, which isn’t good. After all, he’s a Kolane. Like father like son, right?
When Heath dies, Liam vies to become the new Alpha and no one dares challenge him. Except Ness. Thus begins a treacherous game.
The rules: winner takes all…including loser’s life.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Two Short Stories #2

Today I will highlight two short stories that were entertaining to read.
Both stories could've been longer books if it was up to me, and I'm glad that I got the chance to read these books.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Review: The White Masai (The White Masai #1)

Author: Corinne Hofmann
Started reading: February 14th 2019
Finished the book: February 17th 2019
Pages: 320
Genres: Autobiography, Cultural, Travel
Published: March 1st 1999
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 3.43
My score:
Synopsis
The White Masai combines adventure and the pursuit of passion in a page-turning story of two star-crossed lovers from vastly different backgrounds. Corinne, a European entrepreneur, meets Lketinga, a Samburu warrior, while on vacation in Mombasa on Kenya's glamorous coast. Despite language and cultural barriers, they embark on an impossible love affair. Corinne uproots her life to move to Africa—not the romantic Africa of popular culture, but the Africa of the Masai, in the middle of the isolated bush, where five-foot-tall huts made from cow dung serve as homes. Undaunted by wild animals, hunger, and bouts with tropical diseases, she tries to forge a life with Lketinga. But slowly the dream starts to crumble when she can no longer ignore the chasm between their two vastly different cultures.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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

Welcome, welcome, dear reader.

Thanks for stopping by on my blog. It was quiet over here in February because I was in Kenya, to volunteer as a Teacher in an Education Project. I will definitely write a blogpost about this soon.

I also didn't get to post all the reviews of the books that I've read while working in Kenya, so in March, I will review some of those as well.

I do hope your month was a good one and please stop by again!

☀☀☀

Monday, February 25, 2019

Review: Hide and Seek (Helen Grace #6)

Author: M.J. Arlidge
Started reading: February 9th 2019
Finished the book: February 11th 2019
Pages: 368
Genres: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Published: October 25th 2016
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.30
My score:
Synopsis
Framed for a murder she didn't commit...
As one of HM Prison Holloway's most high-profile new inmates, Helen Grace has a target on her back and nowhere to hide. She has made a long list of enemies over the course of her career--some are incarcerated within these very walls. When one of Helen's fellow prisoners is found mutilated and murdered in her own locked cell, it's clear that the killer is someone on the inside.

But time is running out for Helen as she races to expose the person who framed her, and the body count in the prison starts to climb. Helen will need to draw on all her investigative skills and instincts to catch the serial killer behind these murders and discover the truth--unless the killer finds her first.