Thursday, July 25, 2019

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

Welcome, welcome my dear readers.
Welcome to the blog!

July is almost over and I'm a bit early, but I will explain that later.
I've been having my summer break for two weeks now. Somehow I always manage to be sick the first week, so that's what I did this year as well.
I've been feeling better for 4/5 days now and have been enjoying my time off.

The Netherlands have been breaking weather records, because it's so warm here. I've never seen these temperatures over here, so I'm trying to not do too much because of the heat.

I have been reading and enjoying all kinds of books. I just love how I have all the time to read during the summer. 

The reason that I'm writing my wrap up now is that I'm leaving for a Croatia-road trip with my boyfriend! I won't be answering any comments or emails but will do that once I'm back.

I hope you'll enjoy the next month! 😎

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Review (ARC): Star Child: Awakening (The Zenkoti Fables #1)

Author: Petra Landon
Started reading: July 13th 2019
Finished the book: July 23rd 2019
Pages: 223
Genres: Science Fiction, Adventure
To be Published: August 8th 2019
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 4.63
My score:

On a mining outpost in the Inner Worlds, a young woman dreams of the stars. When she falls in with a motley crew of bounty hunters seeking to avenge an injustice, Novi believes her dreams have come true. But her journey has just begun.

Led by the only man to bring the mightiest army in the sector to its knees, the crew is engaged in a wily cat and mouse game with the powerful Guild Coalition. With her new shipmates, Novi dodges space outlaws and greedy corporations, mingles with Synths and settlers, jumps the Star Portal Labyrinth and discovers a mysterious legacy bequeathed by the Gods. But each exhilarating adventure raises terrifying questions about her. Can Novi find the answers she seeks before time runs out for her?

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Review: End of Watch (Bill Hodges Trilogy #3)

Author: Stephen King
Started reading: June 21st 2019
Finished the book: July 21st 2019
Pages: 432
Genres: Horror, Fiction, Thriller
Published: June 7th 2016
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.09
My score:
In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something evil. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake, and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Review (re-read): The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)

Author: Suzanne Collins
Started reading: July 14th 2019
Finished the book: July 21st 2019
Pages: 374
Genres: YA, Dystopian
Published: October 2008
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.33
My score:
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before - and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Review: The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books #2)

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Started reading: June 14th 2019
Finished the book: July 12th 2019
Pages: 522
Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Historical
Published: June 16th 2009
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 3.90
My score:

The whole of Barcelona stretched out at my feet and I wanted to believe that when I opened those windows — my new windows — each evening its streets would whisper stories to me, secrets in my ear, that I could catch on paper and narrate to whomever cared to listen…

In an abandoned mansion at the heart of Barcelona, a young man, David Martin, makes his living by writing sensationalist novels under a pseudonym. The survivor of a troubled childhood, he has taken refuge in the world of books and spends his nights spinning baroque tales about the city’s underworld. But perhaps his dark imaginings are not as strange as they seem, for in a locked room deep within the house lie photographs and letters hinting at the mysterious death of the previous owner.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Review: The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi Volume I: Homecoming

Author: Kelvyn Fernandes
Started reading: June 17th 2019
Finished the book: July 10th 2019
Pages: 273
Genres: Fantasy, Adventure
Published: December 14th 2018
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 4.32
My score:
Follow Peter and Fi as they work together, each searching for something uniquely special to them through the four kingdoms of their known world. It’s a tale of fantastical beasts, peculiar characters, remarkable settings, and a unique brand of biochemistry-based magic. A story that focuses on meaningful character interactions, delicate world building, and intense action battles.

Friday, July 5, 2019

My Blog Name in Books - Tag

I saw this Booktag @ Elgee Writes and it looked like so much fun, that I decided to join in, and do this booktag as well.

I hope you enjoy, and have a nice weekend!