Friday, December 28, 2018

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

Welcome to my blog, dear reader.
The final month of the year.
I do have 3 more reviews to write, but I can't, since I'm going on a trip tomorrow. So I will save those for the new year.

I had a great reading year, even though I did not reach my Goodreads Reading Challenge. I met a lot of awesome bloggers, authors and read a lot of cool books. This community is what keeps me going and I am really thankfull for each and every one that reads my posts and comments and stuff like that!

Have a great 2019 and I hope you keep visiting in the new year.


Monday, December 24, 2018

My Top 18 Books Of 2018

Christmas Eve, I love it so much.
2018 is almost over, and I've had a GREAT book year. I don't mind that I didn't complete my Goodreads Challenge. I had fun blogging, hosting giveaways and meeting new people in the BookBlogging-Community. 

With this final list I do hope to recommend some awesome books that you maybe haven't read! This is my top 18 of 2018. Want to know why I loved the book so much? You can click the cover to go to the full review! I do hope you find some nice books to read next year. Have fun reading this list, have a nice Christmas and I do hope everyone has a GREAT 2019!


Saturday, December 22, 2018

Review: Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2)

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Started reading: December 5th 2018
Finished the book: December 22st 2018
Pages: 415
Genres: Fantasy
Published: August 27th 2013
Source: Got the book as a gift
Goodreads score: 4.47
My score:
From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.

Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Review: For Better and Worse

Author: Margot Hunt
Started reading: December 14th 2018
Finished the book: December 15th 2018
Pages: 384
Genres: Thriller, Fiction, Mystery
Published: December 11th 2018
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads score: 3.85
My score:
On their first date back in law school, Natalie and Will Clarke bonded over drinks, dinner and whether they could get away with murder. Now married, they’ll put the latter to the test when an unchecked danger in their community places their son in jeopardy. Working as a criminal defense attorney, Nat refuses to rely on the broken legal system to keep her family safe. She knows that if you want justice…you have to get it yourself.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Goodreads: Your Year In Books Meme 2018

I'm so excited to do this!! 
Last year I created the Your Year in Books Meme. It was a way to write a blogpost about the Goodreads Your Year in Books and share it with others.

I was hoping bloggers would participate and some did, but I do hope I can get it even bigger this year!
It's actually a yearly meme where you write your final 2018 wrap up. Instead of the usual monthly or weekly memes.

I'd love for people to participate so please share your link at the end of this post! You're free to write the blogpost in any way you like just to wrap up 2018.

I will be updating this post regularly since I'm still reading books and adding them to Goodreads until the end of the year.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Review: The Summer of Annah: A Labor of Love (The Seasons of Annah #2)

Author: Tinthia Clemant
Started reading: November 10th 2018
Finished the book: December 10th 2018
Pages: 341
Genres: Romance
Published: June 1st 2018
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: Not enough ratings
My score:
Annah didn’t intend to erase her memories, but a witch should know not to interfere with the plans of the Universe.

After surviving an attack on her life, Annah-Belle Henderson wanted nothing more than to return to her family, friends, and the arms of her new love, Eric Ashworth. Instead, she discovers a dark secret that shatters the foundation on which she built her life, and she finds herself tossed into a world of strangers. Whom can she trust? The brash blonde? The teenager? Or the handsome man claiming to be her lover?

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Review: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (The Chronicles of Narnia #3)

Author: C.S. Lewis
Started reading: November 24th 2018
Finished the book: December 10th 2018
Pages: 248
Genres: Fantasy, Children's Book, Classics
Published: September 15th 1952
Source: Received as a gift
Goodreads score: 4.09
My score:
Lucy and Edmund, with their dreadful cousin Eustace, get magically pulled into a painting of a ship at sea. That ship is the Dawn Treader, and on board is Caspian, King of Narnia. He and his companions, including Reepicheep, the valiant warrior mouse, are searching for seven lost lords of Narnia, and their voyage will take them to the edge of the world. Their adventures include being captured by slave traders, a much-too-close encounter with a dragon, and visits to many enchanted islands, including the place where dreams come true.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Unboxing: FairyLoot Battles & Galaxies

Good day to you! I hope you're having a great day :)

Last month I subscribed for FairyLoot for 3 months. This is my second month and I'll be writing one more Unboxing BlogPost for Fairyloot after this one!

This month's theme is Battles & Galaxies. The goodies are awesome and the book looks great, I've seen some nice bookish pictures involving this book.

Let's unbox this baby, here we go!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Review: David Inside Out

Author: Lee Bantle
Started reading: November 19th 2018
Finished the book: November 21st 2018
Pages: 184
Genres: LGBT, YA
Published: May 12th 2009
Source: Got a physical copy from the publisher
Goodreads score: 3.80
My score:
David Dahlgren, a high-school senior, finds solace in running with the track team; he's a fast runner, and he enjoys the camaraderie. But team events become a source of tension when he develops a crush on one of his teammates, Sean. Scared to admit his feelings, David does everything he can to suppress them: he dates a girl, keeps his distance from his best friend who has become openly gay, and snaps a rubber band on his wrist every time he has "inappropriate" urges. Before long, Sean expresses the thoughts David has been trying to hide, and everything changes for the better. Or so it seems.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

GIVEAWAY: Signed Paperback - The Starfarer

Welcome, welcome on the blog. I hope you're having a splendid day.
I do hope to make your day a bit better, by offering this Giveaway for a signed paperback of The Starfarer by Petra Landon.

I have been reading all her books and I loved them all. The Starfarer is actually a #2 book in a series, but you can easily read it without reading book 1 first. You could just read book 2 and afterwards read book 1.

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