Thursday, November 29, 2018

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

Dear readers, thanks for visiting!

You haven't heard from me in a while, that was not planned. I planned to do a giveaway, review and another unboxing, but I got SO sick. I've been sick with pneumonia for a week now. I have the sweetest co-workers who have been working very hard to teach the kids in my classroom so I could get better.
I'm a little bit better today, so I feel able to write this wrap up.

I expect to launch the giveaway this Sunday, if me feeling better keeps going this way!

Have a very merry December.


Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Review: Genesis (Will Trent #3)

Author: Karin Slaughter
Started reading: November 11th 2018
Finished the book: November 19th 2018
Pages: 550
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Published: April 1st 2010
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.25
My score:
Three and a half years ago former Grant County medical examiner Sara Linton moved to Atlanta hoping to leave her tragic past behind her. Now working as a doctor in Atlanta's Grady Hospital she is starting to piece her life together. But when a severely wounded young woman is brought in to the emergency room, she finds herself drawn back into a world of violence and terror.

The woman has been hit by a car but, naked and brutalized, it's clear that she has been the prey of a twisted mind. When Special Agent Will Trent of the Criminal Investigation Team returns to the scene of the accident, he stumbles on a torture chamber buried deep beneath the earth. And this hidden house of horror reveals a ghastly truth - Sara's patient is just the first victim of a sick, sadistic killer.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Review: The Haunting of Hill House

Author: Shirley Jackson
Started reading: November 2nd 2018
Finished the book: November 16th 2018
Pages: 182
Genres: Horror, Classics
Published: October 16th 1959
Source: Kindle 
Goodreads score: 3.88
My score:
First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Bookish Goodies Box - Giveaway - WINNER

One of my favorite things to do on the blog; hosting a Giveaway. I'm so excited to announce that I will be hosting another giveaway next Saturday. I also plan to do another Goodreads Book of Choice Giveaway, just like I did last January.

But right now is the time to announce the winner of the Goodies Box. I'm so surprised about the amount of people that participated. I did NOT expect that at all. I do know now, that I can definitely host another giveaway like this one.

Thank you all so much for participating! Lets announce the winner...

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Review: Contingent Upon Magenta

Author: C. Drying
Started reading: October 26th 2018
Finished the book: November 10th 2018
Pages: 225
Genres: Science Fiction,
Published: April 28th 2017
Source: Got a physical copy from the author
Goodreads score: Not enough ratings
My score:
An unprovoked attack on Earth prompts the U.S. military to send a small contingent to assassinate the matriarch of a world where mothers and daughters are exalted. A dissenting citizen from the world provides the U.S. military with guidance by insisting a female be an operative in the contingent. Captain Joan Jones is the operative. She’s a mother of a young daughter and is conflicted and torn by her call to duty. The contingent faces a barrage of unexpected events while Captain Jones becomes captivated by the Magentan matriarch. Will Captain Jones’ maternal instincts fail or save the contingent?

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Review: The Starfarer (The Araloka Chronicles #2)

Author: Petra Landon
Started reading: October 21st 2018
Finished the book: November 6th 2018
Pages: 424
Genres: Science Fiction, Romance
To be published: November 16th 2018
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: Not enough ratings
My score:
Sila Gatherer hides a deadly secret on a rural planet. Until an accidental encounter with an alien starship changes her life. Threatened, exiled and adrift, Sila must survive far from home and everything familiar, as an unlikely guardian angel helps pave her way.

Star Captain Zh'hir Mu'raat is Ur'quay - legendary starfarers renowned across the galaxy. On a desperate mission to a distant corner of the galaxy, his world collides with Sila's. Thrust together, the starfarer and his accidental captive forge an extraordinary bond.

Drawn to each other against all odds, Sila and the Star Captain must fight for a future together as the war, her ability, Ur'quay tradition and a complicated legacy test their faith. When a powerful foe threatens their new coalition, they race against time to unravel a centuries-old secret. With the fate of Sector Araloka and the Ur'quay at stake, can the starfarer follow his heart or will history repeat itself again ...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Giveaway: Bookish Goodies

Yaaay! Finally, time for another Giveaway!
It's so much fun to hosts Giveaways.
This time, I have an amazing goodie-box for one of you.
I've been ordering bookboxes for 2 years now and I'm flooded in awesome goodies.
One of you is going to win the goodie box. Check below for more information!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Unboxing: FairyLoot Beautiful Deceptions

I've always wanted to receive a FairyLoot or OwlCrate. I decided to do a 3-month subscription for FairyLoot and this month I received my first box. I was so happy with everything inside this box. I can't wait to share it all with you.

Let's do this!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Review: Prince Caspian (The Chronicles of Narnia #2)

Author: C.S. Lewis
Started reading: October 22nd 2018
Finished the book: October 31rd 2018
Pages: 240
Genres: Fantasy, Children's Book, Classics
Published: October 15th 1951
Source: Received as a gift
Goodreads score: 3.97
My score:
The Pevensie siblings are back to help a prince denied his rightful throne as he gathers an army in a desperate attempt to rid his land of a false king. But in the end, it is a battle of honor between two men alone that will decide the fate of an entire world.