Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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

Hi dear follower,

February is finished already. I spent the most of my February in Kenya, I will write a blogpost on that tomorrow.
It was lovely over there and the trip changed me in so many ways.

Here in The Netherlands it looks like winter is going on at its fullest, although it's spring in 3 weeks already. I went from 34 degrees Celsius over to -10 degrees Celsius. 

My reading month has been good! High scores and great books were part of my reading month. I received some nice books as well, so I'm very happy about this month.

Thanks for reading, have a good reading month this March! ❥

Review: Fractured (Will Trent #2)

Author: Karin Slaughter
Started reading: February 20th 2018
Finished the book: February 24th 2018
Pages: 503
Genres: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Published: July 29th 2008
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.18
My score:
When Atlanta housewife Abigail Campano comes home unexpectedly one afternoon, she walks into a nightmare. A broken window, a bloody footprint on the stairs and, most devastating of all, the horrifying sight of her teenage daughter lying dead on the landing, a man standing over her with a bloody knife. The struggle which follows changes Abigail's life for ever.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Review: The Gazebo

Author: Emily McGlashan
Started reading: February 13th 2018
Finished the book: February 17th 2018
Pages: 104
Genres: Fiction
Published: May 25th 2017
Source: Got a physical copy from the publisher
Goodreads score: Not enough ratings
My score:
A young woman wakes up in a cold, dark cellar, with no idea how she got there or who her kidnapper is. So begins her terrible nightmare.
Nearby, the body of another young woman is discovered buried on a remote beach. But the dead girl was never reported missing - her estranged family having received regular texts from her over the years. Someone has been keeping her alive from beyond the grave.
For Detective Inspector Helen Grace it's chilling evidence that she's searching for a monster who is not just twisted but also clever and resourceful - a predator who's killed before.And as Helen struggles to understand the killer's motivation, she begins to realize that she's in a desperate race against time.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Review: The Upside of Unrequited

Author: Becky Albertalli
Started reading: January 30th 2018
Finished the book: February 19th 2018
Pages: 336
Genres: YA, Contemporary, LGBT
Published: April 11th 2017
Source: Won the book
Goodreads score: 4.03
My score:
Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.

Friday, February 16, 2018

I'm In Kenya!

Jambo, followers.

I'm quickly writing this to you from Kenya!
I'm there for a project called Teachers4Teachers. Were here with 40 teachers from the Netherlands to inspire fellow teachers over here in Kenya. This is a beautiful country and after work we have a beautiful place to relax! See you soon!
Hakunama Tata.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Review: Into The Water

Author: Paula Hawkins
Started reading: January 31st 2018
Finished the book: February 12th 2018
Pages: 386
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Published: May 2nd 2017
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 3.53
My score:
In the last days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didn’t pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help.

Now Nel is dead. They say she jumped. And Jules has been dragged back to the one place she hoped she had escaped for good, to care for the teenage girl her sister left behind.

But Jules is afraid. So afraid. Of her long-buried memories, of the old Mill House, of knowing that Nel would never have jumped.

And most of all she’s afraid of the water, and the place they call the Drowning Pool . . .

Monday, February 12, 2018

Guestpost; Jeyran Introduces Herself

So, last month Jeyran from Review Tales wrote an amazing, inspiring guest post that was titled Instead of "Sorry" Try saying "Thank You."
It actually helped me to react in a more positive way towards others and there were a lot of positive reactions on that post as well.

This month, I thought it would be nice to introduce Jeyran a bit further, because you will be seeing a monthly guest post from her! We did a little interview-form where I wrote her 5 questions, as a sort of icebreaker. Don't forget to visit her blog as well...

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Review: Before I Go to Sleep

Author: S.J. Watson
Started reading: February 1st 2018
Finished the book: February 9th 2018
Pages: 372
Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Thriller
Published: January 2nd 2012
Source: On my shelves
Goodreads score: 3.88
My score:
Memories define us.

So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story.

Welcome to Christine's life.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Unboxing: Celebrate Books - Nights & Shadows

I received the Celebrate Books Box Nights & Shadows a while ago. I'm so glad to finally share the goodies and the awesome book that was in this box, with you! I really enjoyed the other unboxing I did, so I'd love to do it again!

This month, there was another hardcover book in this box and I'm so glad with the book I found in side!

Read this post to find out more 😊

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Review: The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass 0.1 - 0.5)

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Started reading: January 16th 2018
Finished the book: January 31st 2018
Pages: 430
Genres: Fantasy
Published: March 4th 2014
Source: Got the book for my bday
Goodreads score: 4.47
My score:
Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan's most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin's Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas - together in one edition for the first time - Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn's orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery. Will Celaena ever be truly free? Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine to find out.