The Fever series – Karen Marie Moning

Have I already talked about this on here? I don’t think so. Let me tell you a short story of me reading these books. I’ve been watching one of my favorite booktuber, GingerReadsLainey, talk about her recent reads last year. She was raving about them, so I decided to pick the first one up. It…

The Orenda by Joseph Boyden – Book Review

This story got more and more brutal as it went along, a crude yet seemingly accurate depiction of the life that was lived by first nations, especially the Huron-Wendat, with their own wars to wage against the Iroquois while Europeans settlers were arriving in their lands and trying to assimilate them. It wasn’t always easy…

Harry Potter & The Cursed Child – Review

Before I start with my review, I want to mention that I was never part of the people who considered this to be ” the 8th Harry Potter novel ”. I did understand from the beginning that this was a written version of a play and that it was not written by Jo Rowling, therefore I…

Recent Reads Wrap-Up!

There I go, not posting for a month again. I’m so unreliable for blogging. I hate myself for it ahah I had a weird reading month in June, because I didn’t finish any books before the 27th and that was a book that I’ve been reading for 3 months!  That’s because I continued with The Wise Man’s…

The Boy in the Striped Pajama – Book Review

If you start to read this book, you will go on a journey with a nine-year-old boy named Bruno. (Though this isn’t a book for nine0year-olds.) And sooner or later you will arrive with Bruno at a fence. Fences like this exists all over the world. We hope you never have to encounter one. I went…

The Wild Truth – Book Review

  The Wild Truth : The Untold Story of Sibling Survival by Carine McCandess is a non-fiction that kind of acts as a sequel to Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. I was mildly obsessed with Chris McCandless’s story after watching the amazing movie and reading the book a few years ago. I was really…

Me Before You – Movie adaptation review

I saw the movie adaptation of this great novel yesterday and it was everything. I didn’t disappointed me at all. First of all, every seat was taken. The room was packed. I love seeing movies like this with a crowd around me, because then we can laugh together, and tear up together, and it feels…

Review – milk and honey by Rupi Kaur

‘milk and honey’ is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. ‘milk and honey’ takes readers through a journey of the most…

Summer Days and Summer Nights Review

I was in such a perfect mood for a book like this, but it just didn’t deliver. I didn’t even bother to try to guess which couple is which on the cover. A good thing about it I guess is  that this collection of short stories has a very diverse set of characters (LGBT friendly), which…

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes – Review

In which I give you my thoughts on the story, the audiobook narration and my expectations for the upcoming movie (with the remnants of tears in my eyes, of course).
Minor spoilers included!

March Reading Wrap-Up

Featuring my thoughts on the Shadowhunter Chronicles (individually) by Cassandra Clare!
Open for details and pictures 🙂

The life-changing magic of tidying up

Otherwise known as the KonMarie Method. I have read it. Have I applied it? Let’s see. Goodreads page Alright. When I started this book, I had heard only good things, so I was hopeful. I *tend* to be on the hoarding side of things when it comes to clothes, beauty products, books (especially books) and…

February Wrap-Up / Mini Reviews

Featuring Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning, The Space Between (Novella) by Diana Gabaldon, a funny collection called Tinder Nightmares, The Magicians by Lev Grossman, Brooklyn by Colm Toibin and Peter Pan!
A very diverse month. Open for details and pictures 🙂

Book Review – The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Author Neil Gaiman Here is the extensive summary found on Goodreads: Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most…

Review – Harry Potter, The Character’s Vault

So. Obviously this is a beautiful book that I’m more than glad to add to my (overflowing) Harry Potter shelf. My only problem with it is that I already knew about 70% of what was in there. Actually, I feel as though they regurgitated info from the big Page to Screen book (that is over…

Book Review – Locke and Key by Joe Hill

  I read the 6 Locke and Key volumes over the span of 2-3 months, because I bought them one at a time. This series is definitely amongst my favorites along with SAGA in the realm of graphic novels and Trade paperbacks. The story was complex and mysterious without being all over the place and…

Book Review – Y The Last Man by Brian K Vaughn

Before I start this review, I might want to mention that I binged read the 10 volumes in about 5 days. I do think that the experience or the appreciation of a series can vary whether you read it over a longer span of time, with other books in between, or all at once without…

Book Review – Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Set against Iceland’s stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has…

Book Review – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Guys… let me just start by saying this book was not perfect. I just need to make that clear from the start because I’m about to start GUSHING over it anyway. Through its flaws, that I will adress in a minute, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I kept smiling, wanting to read faster, getting really stressed…

Book Review: The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld

“This is an enchanted place. Others don’t see it, but I do.” The enchanted place is an ancient stone prison, viewed through the eyes of a death row inmate who finds escape in his books and in re-imagining life around him, weaving a fantastical story of the people he observes and the world he inhabits. Fearful…

Book Review – Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she’s losing hope. Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within…

Book Review – Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis…

Book Review – Florence by Ciye Cho

Seventeen-year-old Florence Waverley is out of her depth. Literally. Kidnapped and taken below the waves to the mer world of Niemela, she is the ultimate gift for merman Prince Kiren: a human familiar tied to his side. But nothing is what it seems amid the beauty and danger of a dark ocean. Every Niemelan has…

Book Review – Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Let’s just make this a triple review. Hopeless is from Sky’s point of view (girl main character), Losing Hope is the “kind of” sequel (basically the same story told from the Holder’s perspective, the masculine other main character), and Finding Cinderella is a novella centering around 2 of the secondary characters (our main characters respective best…

Book Review – Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

  When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the…

Book Review – Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

At twenty-two years old, Sydney has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter’s cheating on her–and she is left trying to decide what to do next. Sydney becomes captivated by Ridge,…

Top 14 of 2014

It was tough. I had to dig in my Goodreads list because I only had like 5 true favorites at the top of my head, but here are the 14 best reads of 2014, in no particular order: Books I enjoyed a lot that I had to include in the list: City of Glass was probably…

Book Review – Wintertown by Stephen Emond

Every winter, straight-laced, Ivy League bound Evan looks forward to a visit from Lucy, a childhood pal who moved away after her parent’s divorce. But when Lucy arrives this year, she’s changed. The former “girl next door” now has chopped dyed black hair, a nose stud, and a scowl. But Evan knows that somewhere beneath…