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Saturday, 3 August 2013

I'm being featured at The Attic!


Today I'm being featured in the new 'Behind the Blogger' meme by the YA book blog The Attic where Caroline interviews other book bloggers.

You can find the interview here!

And thanks again, Caroline, for featuring me :)

Friday, 2 August 2013

Feature and Follow Friday #6 - DNF?


Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. The goal is to meet new people and gain more followers in the book blogging community. If you would like to join in the fun just visit one of the host's blog for the rules.

Question of the Week: How do you handle a book you don’t like? Do you DNF or do you power through?

Luckily I don't read too many books that I hate that much that I want to quit it. But, I always read for fun, so I don't obligate myself to drag through a book I don't like. I give a book 100 pages to interest me, after that I will quit the book. That doesn't mean I will never try it again, sometimes you just don't feel like reading about a certain subject. 
My main DNF factors are irritating main characters, slow pace and no action, confusing story or stupid romances (instalove, love triangle..). My last DNF was Eragon, it was just too tedious.

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Thursday, 1 August 2013

Rush (The Game #1) - Eve Silver [Review]

This review may contain spoilers.

Rush by Eve Silver



Title: Rush
Author: Eve Silver
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Series: The Game #1
Release Date: June 11th 2013
Pages: 361
Rating: ★★★☆☆ 










Blurb:


So what’s the game now? This, or the life I used to know?

When Miki Jones is pulled from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game—her carefully controlled life spirals into chaos. In the game, she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying and beautiful alien creatures. There are no practice runs, no training, and no way out. Miki has only the guidance of secretive but maddeningly attractive team leader Jackson Tate, who says the game isn’t really a game, that what Miki and her new teammates do now determines their survival, and the survival of every other person on this planet. She laughs. He doesn’t. And then the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

A Monthy Round Up: July


A Monthly Round Up is a meme hosted at Feed Me Books Now!!!. The purpose of this meme is to sum up the month's blogging in one post. In the post you can mention the books you read that month, things that happened in the bookish world and blogs you discovered/read that month.

This month was quite a busy month, so I haven't been able to write as much reviews as I would have liked to. I did just reach 150 GFC followers and 250 Bloglovin followers, I'm extremely happy about that!

Books read & reviewed this month



And I had my first discussion post this month, about what you like in a book blog:

I really liked hearing all of your opinions and I'm already excited for the next discussion!

Giveaways












Looking forward to in August



  • City of Bones movie!
  • The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Tucholke
  • Crown of Midnight by Sarah Maas 


Happy August!

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #9 - Beginnings & Endings


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join.

This week: Top Ten Nine Beginnings and Endings

Exciting beginnings

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
"I have been locked up for 264 days." 
Why is she locked up? What has she done? I was pulled into this book from the very first sentence.

The Maze Runner by James Dashner
"He began his new life standing up, surrounded by cold darkness and stale, dusty air."
When you start this book you are just as confused as Thomas and you want to find out what is happening just as bad as him. I couldn't put this book down after the first chapter. 

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
This is probably the best known opening line. I don't know why, but I just love it!

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
"Once upon a time an angel and a devil fell in love. It did not end well." 
I absolutely loved this opening line, it had me hooked instantly. Unfortunately I did not like how the book turned out. An exciting beginning does not always mean the rest is good..


Amazing endings


The Mortal Instruments/ The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

She's your sister. Doesn't need more explanation. Cassandra Clare is a cliffhanger genius.

Vampire Academy/ Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

At the end of every book in these four series I'm dying to read the next one. I mean, the ending of Indigo Spell.. give me Fiery Heart now!

The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

Cliffhanger that leaves you happy, but so frustrated at the same time. Where's book three?!

The Mara Dyer Series by Michelle Hodkin

Both books in the series have such shocking cliffhangers, they leave you very confused, I like that.

Yes, I have a thing for cliffhangers, they're just so exciting and frustrating at the same time:)


The King of Beginnings and Endings


Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

To me, the Harry Potter series has the best beginning and ending of all series I've read.
"Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you'd expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn't hold with such nonsense."
"The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well."

Leave me the link to your Top Ten in the comments! 

Monday, 29 July 2013

Until I Die, Die for Her & If I Should Die (Revenants 2. 2.5 & 3) - Amy Plum [Review]

This review contains spoilers for those who haven't read the books.


Until I die, Die for her and If I should die (Revenants #2, #2.5 and #3) by Amy Plum


Until I Die (Revenants #2)

★★★★☆

Kate and Vincent have overcome the odds and at last they are together in Paris, the city of lights and love.

As their romance deepens there’s one question they can’t ignore: How are they supposed to be together if Vincent can’t resist sacrificing himself to save others? Although Vincent promises that he’ll do whatever it takes to lead a normal life with Kate, will that mean letting innocent people die? When a new and surprising enemy reveals itself, Kate realizes that even more may be at stake—and that Vincent’s immortality is in jeopardy.

In Die for Me, Amy Plum created a captivating paranormal mythology with immortal revenants and a lush Paris setting. Until I Die is poised to thrill readers with more heart-pounding suspense, spellbinding romance, and a cliff-hanger ending that will leave them desperate for the third and final novel in the series.


Die for Her (Revenants #2.5)

★★★

Set in the romantic and death-defying world of the international bestselling Die for Me trilogy, this digital original novella follows Jules, a brooding, immortal French artist who has fallen in love with his best friend’s girlfriend.

Jules Marchenoir is a revenant-an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save human lives. He’s spent the better part of the last century flirting his way through Paris, but when he met Kate Mercier, the heroine from Amy Plum’s Die for Me trilogy, he knew his afterlife had changed forever and he had found the love of his life. Until Kate fell for his best friend, Vincent. Now Jules is faced with an impossible decision: choosing between his loyal friend and a love truly worth dying for.



If I Should Die (Revenants #3)

★★★★☆

I will not lose another person I love. I will not let history repeat itself.

Vincent waited lifetimes to find me, but in an instant our future together was shattered. He was betrayed by someone we both called a friend, and I lost him. Now our enemy is determined to rule over France’s immortals, and willing to wage a war to get what they want.

It shouldn’t be possible, none of it should be, but this is my reality. I know Vincent is somewhere out there, I know he’s not completely gone, and I will do anything to save him.

After what we’ve already fought to achieve, a life without Vincent is unimaginable. He once swore to avoid dying—to go against his nature and forsake sacrificing himself for others—so that we could be together. How can I not risk everything to bring my love back to me?
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