Monday, April 30, 2018

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

Hi there!

Did you just say that April is finished already?! I still remember me sitting by the fire, snow outside... Time surely flies when you're having fun.

This month was a good blogging month! I was able to write a good amount of reviews, posted some articles and guestposts and I hosted a giveaway.

This month's haul is extremely big. On April 27th everybody in The Netherlands comes out of their house to sell their junk, or to party, since it's our King's birthday. For me it's an amazing opportunity to buy cheap books! Some people sell great books and I was able to buy 17 books for only 23 euros, that's roughly 28 dollar. And there were such good books, I couldn't leave them there. I'm so happy with the books that I was able to buy :) YAY!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great May!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Review: Veins of Magic (The Otherworld #2)

Author: Emma Hamm
Started reading: April 6th 2018
Finished the book: April 28th 2018
Pages: 350
Genres: Fantasy, Magic, Retelling
Published: December 19th 2017
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 4.14
My score:
Once upon a time…

Heartache dogs the steps of Sorcha of Ui Neill. Although she is home with her family, she is unable to shake the memories of her time in Hy-brasil. She heals with a heavy heart, tells stories with melancholy words, and cannot forget the magic of the Otherworld. When an opportunity arises to return to her beloved Fae Prince, she makes a questionable deal. Dark magic, druidic curses, and a witch open a portal and send her tumbling into the middle of a war she must end for the sake of all who dwell in the Otherworld.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Guestpost: How to Read Many Books in a Short Amount of Time

Another month, another Guespost by Jeyran from Review Tales! It's so cool to share articles every month and to open my blog to the voice of another blogger.

We can all feel the pressure of our TBR-List, our Review List and all the books we still want to read or even re-read. So this month's article by Jeyran is about reading more books in a short amount of time. 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Ramblings: Maintaining Fun in Blogging

Welcome, welcome.

I've recently teamed up with another blogger to write a monthly article for each others blog. Feel free to check out Jeyran as well.

While writing articles monthly for another blog, I was not posting them on my own blog.
It seemed fun to share my own articles with you as well, since I don't write personal articles all that much. I'm hoping it will bring some variation to my blog. Also; expect a Guestpost from Jeyran this Saturday!

Feel free to share your opinion!

This month: Maintaining Fun in Blogging

Monday, April 23, 2018

Review: King's Cage (Red Queen #3)

Author: Victoria Aveyard
Started reading: April 7th 2018
Finished the book: April 21st 2018
Pages: 528
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Published: February 7th 2017
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.02
My score:
Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother's web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner.
As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare's heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

The Rainmaker GIVEAWAY! - WINNER!

One of my favorite things to do; hosting Giveaways and announcing the winner!

A special thanks to Petra Landon, for once again, supporting me in giving away a signed copy for one of her books.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Get To Know: The Zenkoti Fables

Hi there!
It may look like I'm a bit offline, but I'm still here and reading a lot! I'm also busy as a beta-reader and I'm currently hosting a giveaway and writing guest posts.

If you have been following my blog for a while, you have seen me posting about Petra Landon a lot.

I'm currently hosting a Giveaway for her book The Rainmaker, and I also did reviews for The Prophecy and The Mercenary.

I want to point out that Petra Landon is also writing a series that is coming out in episodes. I really believe it's a great way to get to know her way of writing and how amazing she is in worldbuilding.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Review: Illicit

Author: June Gray
Started reading: March 31st 2018
Finished the book: April 6th 2018
Pages: 334
Genres: Romance, Erotic
Published: May 5th 2016
Source: Won in Goodreads Giveaway
Goodreads score: 3.78
My score:
I never meant to be the other woman… Jake and I felt a connection the moment he walked into my life, an attraction both of us tried so hard to deny. Still, I found myself longing for the very thing I couldn’t have.

I didn’t set out to fall in love with Jake. Not when he clearly wasn’t mine.
He was my mother’s.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

GIVEAWAY: Signed Copy - The Rainmaker

Welcome, welcome.

I'm so glad to tell you that I'm hosting another giveaway! Just recently I reviewed Petra Landons book The Rainmaker and it was AMAZING. It's the second book in the Saga of the Chosen series. 

Petra and I have a little tradition where she allows me do a giveaway for the book that I reviewed. We will be giving away a signed physical copy for The Rainmaker.

The giveaway is open worldwide, so read this post to get all your necessary information!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Review: June (Calendar Girl #6)

Author: Audrey Carlan
Started reading: March 26th 2018
Finished the book: April 1st 2018
Pages: 119
Published: January 2016
Source: Kindle
Goodreads score: 4.05
My score:
Luck had not gone my way when Warren Shipley, one of the nation’s wealthiest men hired me to play arm-candy in order to save face with the other one percenters he did business with. At least that’s what I thought when I arrived in Washington, DC, until I was met by old man Shipley’s debonair and insanely handsome son. Aaron Shipley was notably the youngest senator in the history of politics voted Senator of California at the tender age of thirty-five. Single, beyond rich, and the face of every political magazine around the US.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Review: Glass Sword (Red Queen #2)

Author: Victoria Aveyard
Started reading: March 20th 2018
Finished the book: March 30th 2018
Pages: 444
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Published: February 9th 2016
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 3.94
My score:
Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.