Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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

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

Sadly, my favorite month of the year is ALREADY over. I can't believe how time is flying when you're having fun.
The last few weeks have been amazing with loads of friends and loved ones. With loads of yummy food and sweet presents.
I celebrated my boyfriends 26th birthday and tonight I will celebrate an amazing year with a nice glass of champagne.

2019 has been great. Work wise I started working a day less and I switched grades, which was the best decision ever. 
I played handball and did some running here and there.
I did LOADS of fun things, I can't even begin to describe how grateful I am to be able to do all this.

I made some amazing trips all over the world to Kenya, Mallorca and had a nice road trip through Eastern Europe.

I can't wait for 2020 to bring me more amazing moments with friends and loved ones. To have great days of working with the kids in my classroom and to just celebrate life!

I hope 2020 brings you all you wish and I do hope to see you back on the blog.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Review: The Die of Death (The Great Devil War #2)

Author: Kenneth B. Andersen
Started reading: December 8th 2019
Finished the book: December 24th 2019
Pages: 317
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Published: October 5th 2018
Source: A digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 4.09
My score:
Philip's adventures as the Devil's apprentice have changed him—in a good way. Although he misses his friends in Hell, he has made new friends in life. But when the future of the underworld is threatened once again, Philip’s help is needed. Death's Die has been stolen and immortality is spreading across the globe. Philip throws himself into the search—and discovers a horrible truth about his own life along the way.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Goodreads: Your Year In Books Meme 2019

Hi there and welcome to the blog!
I'm so excited to do the Your Year in Books Meme. This is a meme that I created two years ago. It is a way to write a blogpost about the Goodreads Your Year in Books and to share it with others.

I was hoping that bloggers would participate, and that worked out pretty well last year! I hope I can get it even bigger this year.
This is actually a yearly meme where you write your final 2019 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 2019.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Review: New Moon (Twilight #2)

Author: Stephenie Meyer
Started reading: November 29th 2019
Finished the book: December 22nd 2019
Pages: 563
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal
Published: September 6th 2006
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 3.53
My score:
I knew we were both in mortal danger. Still, in that instant, I felt well. Whole. I could feel my heart racing in my chest, the blood pulsing hot and fast through my veins again. My lungs filled deep with the sweet scent that came off his skin. It was like there had never been any hole in my chest. I was perfect - not healed, but as if there had never been a wound in the first place.

For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella could ever have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may be just beginning...

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Booktag: 5 Star Predictions

Welcome, welcome, dear reader!
Welcome to the blog.

To day I'm doing the book tag 5 Star Predictions.

I'm going to predict which books in the upcoming year, I'm going to give 5 stars! I will include books that I'm going to try and read this year.

Feel free to join in, I'd love to read your posts.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Review: The Missing Barbegazi

Author: H.S. Norup
Started reading: November 28th 2019
Finished the book: December 7th 2019
Pages: 256
Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy
Published: October 4th 2018
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads score: 4.00
My score:
Tessa discovers the healing power of wishes when she sets out to find a missing Barbegazi, said to live in the mountains near her village. Meeting one is only the beginning of an adventure that unites generations and teaches Tessa that trust is at the heart of the best relationships.

A delightful story about families, love and learning that some secrets are best kept secret - forever.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Sunday Post #12

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, December 6, 2019

Review (re-read): Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3)

Author: Suzanne Collins
Started reading: October 27th 2019
Finished the book: December 1st 2019
Pages: 390
Genres: YA, Dystopian
Published: August 24th 2010
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.03
My score:
Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.
It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans--except Katniss.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Review: Kingdom Soul (Kingdom Cold #2)

Author: Brittni Chenelle
Started reading: November 4th 2019
Finished the book: November 26th 2019
Pages: 248
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Published: May 31st 2019
Source: Digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 4.51
My score:
Besmium has been reduced to rubble, and sinister Camelot reigns supreme. Abandoned by Minseo, brother of the fallen king, widowed Charlotte's path is perilous. New to life beyond her walls, she's forced to face the winter and motherhood alone, while being hunted by a soldier whose life's goal depends on her capture.
When whispers reach Minseo that Queen Charlotte survived, he decides to leave his drunken shame behind and seek his lost love. He knows finding her won't be terribly difficult but protecting both her and daughter Morgana is a different errand--one requiring more than time's power to heal.
Beyond the landscape of lies and treachery, Charlotte will need to navigate her feelings wisely. Can Minseo be trusted with the ultimate secret? Wherever young Morgana goes, a trail of ash is left behind, in consequence of something sought by sorcerers and mortal fiends...united, closing in.