Saturday, 31 August 2013

A Monthly Round Up: AUGUST

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 not really a big blogging month. I went on vacation and after that I kind of lost blogging inspiration. I did a few reviews, but I couldn't come up with other posts, like discussions. I hate this blogging slump and I hope it will be over very soon.

Books read & reviewed this month

So, only five reviews this month, not my best month indeed.
The favourites of this month are: Crown of Midnight and Never Fade. Both amazing sequels!

Other Posts

And I had my second discussion post this month, about love triangles:

I also started my own meme called 'Classic Love', in which I feature my favourite 'adult/classic' books.

Looking forward to in September

  • Starting at the university! I'm going to study English. But with that I don't think I'll be able to blog as much as I could in my holiday. So sorry in advance if I don't post so much.
  • My birthday! It's on the 21st :)
  • Releases of Antigoddess, Coldest Girl in Coldtown, The 100 and Not a drop to drink.

Happy September!

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) - Sarah Maas [Review]

This review contains spoilers.
Title: Crown of Midnight
Author: Sarah Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Series: Throne of Glass #2
Release Date: August 15th 2013
Pages: 432
Rating: ★★★★1/2
An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt.
But her heart never wavers.

After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.

Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king's bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she's given a task that could jeopardize everything she's come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon -- forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice. 

Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #11 - Secondary Characters

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  Eight Best Secondary Characters

1. Finnick from The Hunger Games

"Do you find this.. distracting?"

2. Roar from Under the Never Sky

 "The past is behind us now. Tomorrow, we start our future."

3. Magnus from TMI & TID

"We came to see Jace. Is he alright?"
"I don't know," Magnus said. "Does he normally just lie on the floor like that without moving?"

4. Kenji from Shatter Me

“The man is moody as hell.”

“I am not moody—”

“Yeah, bro.” Kenji puts his utensils down. “You are moody. It’s always ‘Shut up, Kenji.’ ‘Go to sleep, Kenji.’ ‘No one wants to see you naked, Kenji.’ When I know for a fact that there are thousands of people who would love to see me naked—”

5. Fred and George from HP - and the rest of course (Snape, Neville, Draco etcetera etcetera)

"Make way for the heir of Slytherin, seriously evil wizard coming through..." 

6. Adrian from Vampire Academy

“Don't worry, little dhampir. You might be surrounded by clouds, but you'll always be like sunshine to me.” 

7. Jules from Die for Me

“Stop flaunting your impeccable language skills, Vincent, help the girl to her feet and let her take her leave” 

8. Stormhund from Siege and Storm

“Do you answer a question directly?"
"Hard to say. Ah, there, I've done it again”

Leave your TTT in a comment!

Monday, 26 August 2013

Classic Love - Sci-Fi Edition

Science Fiction

In this feature I will portray some of my favourite Classic (thus non-YA) books.

This week:
Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginative content such as futuristic settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, parallel universes, extraterrestrial life, and paranormal abilities. Exploring the consequences of scientific innovations is one purpose of science fiction, making it a "literature of ideas". Science fiction has been used by authors as a device to discuss philosophical ideas such as identity, desire, morality, and social structure. (

The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells

 In The Island of Dr. Moreau a shipwrecked gentleman named Edward Prendick, stranded on a Pacific island lorded over by the notorious Dr. Moreau, confronts dark secrets, strange creatures, and a reason to run for his life. 

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein.

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own.” Thus begins one of the most terrifying and morally prescient science fiction novels ever penned. Beginning with a series of strange flashes in the distant night sky, the Martian attack initially causes little concern on Earth. Then the destruction erupts—ten massive aliens roam England and destroy with heat rays everything in their path. Very soon humankind finds itself on the brink of extinction.

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

So begins the Time Traveller’s astonishing firsthand account of his journey 800,000 years beyond his own era—and the story that launched H.G. Wells’s successful career and earned him the reputation as the father of science fiction. With a speculative leap that still fires the imagination, Wells sends his brave explorer to face a future burdened with our greatest hopes...and our darkest fears. A pull of the Time Machine’s lever propels him to the age of a slowly dying Earth.  There he discovers two bizarre races—the ethereal Eloi and the subterranean Morlocks—who not only symbolize the duality of human nature, but offer a terrifying portrait of the men of tomorrow as well. 

As you can see I'm a bit of a HG Wells fan;)

All of these books don't have too difficult language and aren't hardcore sci-fi. I would recommend them to everyone!

Other sci-fi recommendations:

  • Dune by Frank Herbert
  • Neuromancer by William Gibson
  • Other books by HG Wells
  • All books by Philip K. Dick

Have you read (some of) these books? Do you have any other sci-fi recommendations?

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