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…

January 2015 Wrap-Up

Here is everything I read in January, starting from the bottom (17 books): // 1 graphic novel (Saga) // 2 non-fictions (La Revanche des moches, The World of Postsecret) // 1 memoir (Night) // 6 New Adult (Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Wait for You, Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl) // 2 short stories (from…

Graphic Novels haul

After getting acquainted with the genre through Saga, one of the best comics out there, I got curious to read more and here is what I got: Tales from Wonderland, volume 1 & 2:   Unwritten, volume 1 & 2:   Legacies, Heroes of the North: Fairest in All the Land: Y the last man…

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,…

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Another set of recent pictures from my Instagram! _____________________________________ Series that I own at least the first book of that I want to start in 2015! White and Red Same imprint // Little Brown Black Spines Naked spines Books I’d like to read this year  

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…

2014 reading wrap-up and plans for 2015!

Hello lovelies. Here are the 94 books I read in 2014, in order, Hopeless being the last one I finished on December 30th. My goal was to read 52 books, which was way less than I read in 2013, but I didn’t want to set up a challenge too high because it was my last semester…

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…

Book Review – My True Love Gave to Me

I have been eyeing this book since I heard about it way before its release date, and now that I’ve read it, I’ve come to 2 main conclusions: 1. There’s nothing like a festive themed story to put you in the spirit of whatever it is you’re trying to feel. That didnt make much sense…

Top 5 – Christmas Books/Movies

  Hey guys! In honor of Christmas being officially 3 weeks away I decided to do a Top 5 of Christmas Reads. A little disclaimer before I start, some of these I won’t have read yet because I have a bunch to get to this month! But you can still take this little list as…

Book Review – A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

I must say the title of A Little Something Different is much more representative of the book itself than the story. It is indeed the somewhat particular concept of a love story, or should I say, the beginning of one, told from 14 different perspectives EXCLUDING the 2 main characters. Indeed, you get to see…

Black Friday Book Outlet Book Haul!

Book Outlet had a very good deal for Black Friday week-end: an actual 10$ off any order if you shared the promo on a social media, in addition to 30% off the whole website, which resulted in me getting 9 books (5 hardcovers and 4 paperbacks) for 17$ ! WHAT! So I thought I’d mention…

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Another round of some of my favorite pictures taken from my Instagram!

Destined for Doon – Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

Following my last reviewof Doon, I read the sequel Destined for Doon by Carey Corps & Lorie Langdon. I’m sorry to say that I didn’t find this book as good as the first, but let me explain why. It started out really good, with a lot more Mackenna this time ( if you are familiar with the…

Book Review – Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

SORRY AGAIN FOR BEING M.I.A. SO MUCH!!! I’m slowly getting back into writing reviews. My last read was Doon by Carey Corps & Lorie Langdon and I loved it! I’ll admit, I first heard of this book on Youtube and thought it seemed very bad, very cliché. However, after reading a few Outlander books (by…

Update! Who’s ready for NaNoWriMo!?

Hello readers! Talking about a lack of posting would be an understatement. Sorry!! I HAVE been reading every day since my review of Outlander, I actually been continuing the series and the books grow larger and larger! They take quite a lot of time to get through but I can’t really make a proper review…

Book Review – Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon–when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach–an “outlander”–in a Scotland torn by war and raiding…

August wrap-up & September TBR

I’ve been posting these on Instagram but I thought why not include them on my blog?! Here is what I read in August: Phoenix Overture, 3 STARS (Ebook novella of the Incarnate trilogy, not showing on the picture) The Giver, 4 STARS The Geography of You and Me, 3 STARS 1/2 Anna and the French…

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Yet another few pictures taken from my Instagram account Ohdrey.Reads  

Book Review – Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.  Their romantic journey is skillfully…

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Another set of pictures taken from my Instagram account Ohdrey.Reads  Young Adult shelves // Books with maps in them // Pink books // Blue and green books // Random stack