Saturday, August 31, 2019

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

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

August is almost over, and so is my summer break.
I started working two weeks ago and the kids started school this Monday.
This year I'm teaching 5th/6th grade and I had SO MUCH FUN during the first week.
I'm also taking an extra day off this school year, because last year I had some trouble with my energy levels. So now I have a 3-day weekend, yay!

I've been reading a lot this summer, and I've not posted all reviews yet. Much more reviews are to come! So stay tuned.

Have a splendid September! The month of my birthday ♡

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Review: Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles 0.5, 0.6, 3.1, 4.5)

Author: Marissa Meyer
Started reading: August 8th 2019
Finished the book: August 8th 2019
Pages: 369
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Retelling
Published: February 2nd 2016
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.23
My score:
The enchantment continues....

The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories—and secrets—that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?

With nine stories—five of which have never before been published—and an exclusive never-before-seen excerpt from Marissa Meyer’s upcoming novel, Heartless, about the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, Stars Above is essential for fans of the bestselling and beloved Lunar Chronicles.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Sunday Post #7

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Review: The Devil's Apprentice (The Great Devil War, #1)

Author: Kenneth B. Andersen
Started reading: July 29th 2019
Finished the book: August 2nd 2019
Pages: 311
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Published: September 30th 2005
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 4.10
My score:
Philip is a good boy, a really good boy, who accidentally gets sent to Hell to become the Devil’s heir. The Devil, Lucifer, is dying and desperately in need of a successor, but there’s been a mistake and Philip is the wrong boy. Philip is terrible at being bad, but Lucifer has no other choice than to begin the difficult task of training him in the ways of evil. Philip gets both friends and enemies in this odd, gloomy underworld—but who can he trust, when he discovers an evil-minded plot against the dark throne?

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Review: Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars #1)

Author: Sara Shepard
Started reading: July 29th 2019
Finished the book: July 30th 2019
Pages: 286
Genres: YA, Mystery
Published: October 1st 2006
Source: Books2Door
Goodreads score: 3.88
My score:
Three years ago, Alison disappeared after a slumber party, not to be seen since. Her friends at the elite Pennsylvania school mourned her, but they also breathed secret sighs of relief. Each of them guarded a secret that only Alison had known. Now they have other dirty little secrets, secrets that could sink them in their gossip-hungry world. When each of them begins receiving anonymous emails and text messages, panic sets in. Are they being betrayed by some one in their circle? Worse yet: Is Alison back?

Sunday, August 18, 2019

GIVEAWAY: Signed Paperback - Star Child

Welcome, welcome to 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 Star Child by Petra Landon.

Yes, I'm still having contact with Petra Landon and she is still pumping out GREAT books. You can read my review for Star Child here.
This book is so different from anything else she has written and it just amazes me. Petra Landon proves that she is developing as an author and is not afraid to do different things.

This Giveaway is open worldwide! Read this post to get all the necessary information.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Review: The Horror Writer

Author: Jerry Jay Carroll
Started reading: July 22nd 2019
Finished the book: July 27th 2019
Pages: 282
Genres: Fiction
Published: March 2rd 2017
Source: Physical copy from the author
Goodreads score: Not enough ratings
My score:
Horror writer Thom Hearn runs a fiction factory that pumps out bestsellers like Jimmy Dean does sausages. He’s got fame and fortune, but where’s the respect? He’s a sensitive guy and it hurts nobody admits they read the books or see the movies. Then he gets invited to a conference for big shots. His ego is soothed until he’s told somebody made a big mistake. And then characters from his books begin showing up. The homicidal maniac wants to kill him…slowly.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

GIVEAWAY: 5 Ebook Copies - The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi

Welcome, welcome to the blog. I hope you're having a splendid day.
I do hope to make your day a bit better, by offering you a chance to win an Ebook Copy of a book I recently reviewed. 

My review of The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi can be found here.

I did get a few comments of people who were curious about this book, so with this Giveaway I hope to give you all a chance to read this book.

I want to thank Kelvyn for offering me the book to review it, and for offering 5 Ebook Copies to the winners.

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

Monday, August 12, 2019

Review (ARC): The Art of Taxidermy

Author: Sharon Kernot
Started reading: August 11th 2019
Finished the book: August 12th 2019
Pages: 240
Genres: Poetry, Fiction
To be Published: August 13th 2019
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads score: 3.91
My score:
Lottie collects dead creatures and lovingly cares for them, hoping to preserve them, to save them from disintegration. Her father understands—Lottie has a scientific mind, he thinks. Her aunt wants it to stop, and she goes to cruel lengths to make sure it does.

And her mother? Lottie’s mother died long ago. And Lottie is searching for a way to be close to her.

The Art of Taxidermy is a heartbreaking verse novel exploring love and death, grief and beauty, and the ways we try to make sense of it all.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Review: Ollie Oxley and the Ghost: The Search for Lost Gold

Author: Lisa Schmid
Started reading: July 27th 2019
Finished the book: July 28th 2019
Pages: 184
Genres: Children's book, Fantasy, Mystery
Published: June 18th 2019
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads score: 4.46
My score:
Twelve-year-old Ollie Oxley is moving — again. His mom is starting another new job, this time at the Bingham Theater in Granite City, California. Moving all the time means Ollie has struggled in the making friends department, but he quickly connects with a boy named Teddy. To Ollie's surprise, though, his first friend in town is a little more... unique than those he's made in the past. Teddy is a ghost.

Befriending someone who lived during the famous California Gold Rush sure does make things interesting for Ollie. But when the school bully, Aubrey, targets Ollie, and it looks like the Bingham Theater might close, the stakes couldn't be higher. Can Teddy and Ollie work together to take down Aubrey, save his mom's job, and solve a mystery years in the making?