Monday, April 29, 2019

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

Welcome, welcome to the blog!

Aaaahh... April... Springtime, 2 weeks of vacation. Days getting longer, my backyard full of plants and flowers that start to grow, I LOVE IT.

I've been reading quite a bit, I do know it could be better, but I'm satisfied. I'm 2 or 3 books ahead on my GR challenge and I've written a good amount of reviews.

This was a good month. I did my first BookBlitz here on BiteIntoBooks. I also decided to participate in the Sunday Post; a good way to keep readers up-to-date with what I'm reading.

How was your reading-month?

I do hope May is going to be sunny and full of good books for you.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Sunday Post #1

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we received. Share news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Review: House of Lords

Author: Philip Rosenberg
Started reading: April 20th 2019
Finished the book: April 24th 2019
Pages: 480
Genres: Fiction, Mafia, Crime
Published: May 7th 2002
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 3.18
My score:
Jeffrey Blaine is a good man, a wealthy and powerful Wall Street broker with impeccable social standing. But his wife—who supports charitable foundations from their Park Avenue townhouse—seems to have lost interest in their marriage, and his daughter, a beautiful debutante ready for Yale University in the fall, has turned sullen and rebellious. Having achieved everything he'd ever dreamed of, Blaine now feels unsettled, stagnant, hungry for a new challenge—a challenge that presents itself suddenly in the person of Chet Fiore, an ambitious entrepreneur rumored to be tied to organized crime. When Blaine rebukes Fiore's offer to participate in an illegal business proposition, he discovers that the mafia lieutenant has laid an elaborate trap to ensure Blaine's cooperation: the abduction of his beloved daughter. To ensure her safe return, Blaine is forced now to become a partner in a money laundering scheme of immense proportions..

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Review: Season of Hytalia (Scavenger Girl #3)

Author: Jennifer Arntson
Started reading: April 1st 2019
Finished the book: April 20th 2019
Pages: 406
Published: October 20th 2018
Source: Got a digital copy from the athor
Goodreads score: 4.60
My score: 
Una feels herself changing and for good reason. With new blood and new life comes new responsibility. Against Una’s warnings, Calish takes matters into his own hands. In a desperate act to protect the woman he loves, he makes an irrevocable agreement with the one person in Ashlund he should avoid. But when the promises given to Calish seem to turn against him, Una finds refuge in an unlikely place. All traditions and social status are turned upside down in the blink of an eye and suddenly birthright doesn’t matter so much. There is a secret hidden in the hills, and the rains of Hytalia are not the only storms that Una will be forced to face.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Review: Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3)

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Started reading: April 9th 2019
Finished the book: April 19th 2019
Pages: 565
Published: September 2nd 2014
Source: Received as a gift
Goodreads score: 4.51
My score:
Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth...a truth about her heritage that could change her life—and her future—forever.

Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Do I Have That Book? - Tag

Hi everybody!

I've been pretty busy, so I haven't been reading that much, and I was sick as well.
Next Thursday I will be going on a trip for 5 days to Mallorca! 
So there won't be any reviews this upcoming week.

I thought it would be nice to do this booktag so at least it won't be silent on my blog for too long! This is the Do I Have That Book? - Tag where I can dive onto my bookshelves and find books that fit this tag.

I hope to post a lot of reviews when I get back from my trip.

Thanks for reading. 📕

Friday, April 12, 2019

Review: The Magician's Nephew (The Chronicles of Narnia (Publication Order) #6)

Author: C.S. Lewis
Started reading: March 28th 2019
Finished the book: April 8th 2019
Pages: 202
Genres: Fantasy, Children's Book, Classics
Published: May 2nd 1955
Source: Received as a gift
Goodreads score: 4.03
My score:
NARNIA...where the woods are thick and cold, where Talking Beasts are called to life...a new world where the adventure begins.

Digory and Polly meet and become friends one cold, wet summer in London. Their lives burst into adventure when Digory's Uncle Andrew, who thinks he is a magician, sends them hurtling to...somewhere else. They find their way to Narnia, newborn from the Lion's song, and encounter the evil sorceress Jadis before they finally return home.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Review: Trouble Purse Sued (St. Polycarp #4)

Author: Marianna Heusler
Started reading: March 27th 2019
Finished the book: March 31st 2019
Pages: 259
Genres: Mystery, Crime
Published: May 3rd 2017
Source: Got a physical copy from the author
Goodreads score: Not enough ratings
My score:
After an unfortunate turn of events at St. Polycarp, Mrs. Johnson has been appointed as the interim principal of the school. The prospect that her role might become permanent deeped her anxiety but then she learned that she might end up with no job at all. Apparently the archdiocese was deciding whether to close St. Polycarp for good.
That's why when Mrs. Hopwood, her best friend and sleuthing partner in solving a series of unfortunate—murderous events—offers to donate some vintage clothing and accessories she recently inherited from her aunt Eunice to raise money for the school, Mrs. Johnson agrees.

The catch—a fashion show with students as the models—flyers, catalogues, online bids—another grand scheme hatched by Mrs. Hopwood that only gives Mrs. Johnson a bigger migraine and in true St. Polycarp fashion spurs a series of unfortunate events.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Review: Romanov

Author: Nadine Brandes
Started reading: March 23rdh 2019
Finished the book: March 29th 2019
Pages: 352
Genres: Historical, Fiction, Fantasy, Retelling
To be published: May 7th 2019
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads score: 3.93
My score:
Anastasia “Nastya” Romanov was given a single mission: to smuggle an ancient spell into her suitcase on her way to exile in Siberia. It might be her family’s only salvation. But the leader of the Bolshevik army is after them . . . and he’s hunted Romanov before.
Nastya’s only chances of survival are to either release the spell, and deal with the consequences, or enlist help from Zash, the handsome soldier who doesn’t act like the average Bolshevik. Nastya’s never dabbled in magic before, but it doesn’t frighten her as much as her growing attraction for Zash. She likes him. She thinks he might even like her . . .
That is, until she’s on one side of a firing squad . . . and he’s on the other.