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.