Thursday, November 30, 2017

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

Oh lord, what an awful reading month this was! Only 4 books... I've been very busy. It's not that I'm in a slump, I'm just swamped with work and private appointments. November is a very busy month as a teacher since that's when I have a chat with all the parents after school time, it takes 2 weeks. Then I have to prepare all the Christmas festivities, so yeah.. Only 4 books this month.
I'm glad that I already completed my Goodreads goal. I plan to read much, much more in December!

I've been having this blog for almost a year. I can't believe it! I'm so excited to announce a one year anniversary giveaway! I'll give more information this January..

For now I'll tell you about this month's ratings, what to expect and my haul, which was awesome this month! I received HARRY POTTER ILLUSTRATED as a birthday present. YAY!


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Unboxing: Celebrate Books - Arabian Nights

Today I'm finally doing an Unboxing Post for a bookbox that I LOVE; Celebrate Books.
I have been ordering these book boxes since day one and I have loved every single one. There is usually a hardcover in the box with several awesome bookish goodies (like tote bags and mugs) and bookmarkers. Who doesn't love these goodies?!
I've always wanted to share an Unboxing with you guys, but usually I'm so busy writing reviews... That wasn't the case today, so YAY!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Review: Being Human

Author: Patricia Lynne
Started reading: November 18th 2017
Finished the book: November 25th 2017
Pages: 302
Genres: Fantasy, Vampires, YA
Published: September 8th 2011
Source: Got a digital copy from the publisher
Goodreads score: 4.07
My score:
For Tommy, there is only one thing he needs to do: survive. Only surviving isn't that easy. The hunt for blood can be tricky when humans know to fear the night. Desire sits on the edge of his mind, urging him to become the monster humans think he is. Vampire Forces, a special branch of police, is determined to turn every vampire to ash. Tommy included.

The only human Tommy can trust is his twin brother. A bond connects them, and with Danny's help, Tommy starts to understand the human world he struggles to survive in. He'll learn what friendships means and feel the sting of betrayal, find that sometimes the worst monsters are very human, and come to understand that family means more than blood.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Review (re-read): Red Queen (Red Queen #1)

Author: Victoria Aveyard
Started reading: October 26th 2017
Finished the book: November 16th 2017
Pages: 383
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Published: February 10th 2015
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.08
My score:
This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.

The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.

That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Review: Out Of Play

Author: Joy Norstrom
Started reading: November 4th 2017
Finished the book: November 12th 2017
Pages: 212
Genres: Fiction, Contemporary
Published: October 27th 2016
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 3.87
My score:
Gillian Campbell is out of patience.

Her husband is choosing his hobby over her. And the hobby in question? Live Action Role-Play, or ‘larp’. Larp involves dressing up as a character (be it medieval knight, banshee or centaur) and participating in imaginary battles for entire weekends.

Gillian is not impressed. She seeks professional advice and is surprised when her therapist encourages her to try larp. Who knows? It may make you smile. It may make you laugh. It may even improve your sex life. How terrible could it be?

Friday, November 3, 2017

Review: Mother of Shadows (The Chosen #1)

Author: Meg Anne
Started reading: October 27th 2017
Finished the book: November 2nd 2017
Pages: 257
Genres: Fantasy, Magic
Published: August 1st 2017
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 4.30
My score:
Helena’s life had always been quiet. In fact, she liked it that way. When her childhood friend returns home and tells her that she is the prophesied ruler of the Chosen, those blessed with the gift of magic, her quiet life goes up in flames.

Suddenly Helena finds herself surrounded by a circle of protectors, each having sworn their loyalty to her since her birth. All except for one: her Mate.

It’s not enough that she learn how to use her magic and undergo a trial to prove her worthiness; in order to claim her title, Helena must also find the man who carries the other half of her soul.