23 August, 2017

22 August, 2017

REVIEW: A WOMAN IN BERLIN by Anonymous


Title: A Woman in Berlin
Author: Anonymous
Series: -
Genres: War, Nonfiction, memoir
Publisher: Picador
Release: 11th July, 2006
Source: Hardcover
Pages: 288

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For eight weeks in 1945, as Berlin fell to the Russian army, a young woman kept a daily record of life in her apartment building and among its residents. The anonymous author depicts her fellow Berliners in all their humanity, as well as their cravenness, corrupted first by hunger and then by the Russians. A Woman in Berlin tells of the complex relationship between civilians and an occupying army and the shameful indignities to which women in a conquered city are always subject--the mass rape suffered by all, regardless of age or infirmity.

21 August, 2017

MONDAY TRAVELS: NOW by Charles Bukowski



Happy Monday friends!

This Monday we are making one last stop in Unites States and then we'll travel to another country. But as we still need to visit one last great American poet, lets all gather around and enjoy:


NOW BY CHARLES BUKOWSKI



20 August, 2017

REVIEW: DO NOT DISTURB by A. R. Torre


Title: Do Not Disturb
Author:  A.R. Torre
Series: Deanna Madden #2
Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Adult
Publisher: Redhook
Release: 2015
Source: Audiobook
Pages: 352

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1. Don't leave the apartment.
2. Never let anyone in.
3. Don't kill anyone.

The rules were simple and I broke them.
Now I must face the consequences.
Everyone else must face me.

19 August, 2017

Saturday Tag



Welcome dear readers, to yet another Saturday Tag, where the fun never stops!

Today HannahCassie and I will complete this fun tag:

THE FANDOM TAG

18 August, 2017

REVIEW: THE WINNER'S CURSE by Marie Rutkoski

Title: The Winner's Curse
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Series: The Winner's Trilogy #1
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release: 2014
Source: Kindle Edition/Audiobook
Pages: 369


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BLURB: Winning what you want may cost you everything you love.
As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction.

Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.

17 August, 2017

REVIEW: RUBY CIRCLE by Richelle Mead


Title: Ruby Circle
Author: Richelle Mead
Series: Bloodlines #6
Genres: YA, Paranormal, Magic, Vampires
Publisher: Razorbill / Penguin Group
Release: 2015
Source: Hardcover
Pages: 348

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Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives.

Their forbidden romance exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead’s bestselling Bloodlines series.

When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, she and Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world and alter their lives forever.

Don't miss their unforgettable final chapter...

LOVE WILL CONQUER ALL

16 August, 2017

15 August, 2017

REVIEW: SILVER SHADOWS by Richelle Mead


Title: Silver Shadows
Author: Richelle Mead
Series: Bloodlines #5
Genres: YA, Paranormal, Magic, Vampires
Publisher: Razorbill / Penguin Group
Release: 2014
Source: Hardcover
Pages: 380

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Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.

Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive.

For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . .

Their worst fears now a chilling reality, Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour in this heart-pounding fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where all bets are off.

14 August, 2017

13 August, 2017

REVIEW: MY LOVE LIES BLEEDING by Alyxandra Harvey


Title: My Love Lies Bleeding
Author: Alyxandra Harvey
Series: Drake Chronicles #1
Genres: YA, Paranormal, Vampires
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2010
Source: Audiobook
Pages: 248

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The Drakes are rather different to your usual neighbors. They are vampires and some of the members of the family date back to the twelfth century. One of the children, Solange, is the only born female vampire known and, as such, she poses a direct threat to the vampire queen. Her best friend Lucy is human, and when Solange is kidnapped, Lucy and Solange's brother, Nicholas, set out to save her. Lucy soon discovers that she would like to be more than just friends with Nicholas. But how does one go about dating a vampire? Meanwhile, Solange finds an unlikely ally in Kieran, a vampire slayer on the hunt for his father's killer.


12 August, 2017

Saturday Tag



Welcome dear readers, to yet another Saturday Tag, where the fun never stops!

Today I will complete this fun tag:

THE BIRTHSTONE BOOK TAG

11 August, 2017

REVIEW: JANE EYRE by Charlotte Brontë


Title: Jane Eyre
Author: Charlotte Brontë
Series: -
Genres: Classics
Publisher: Penguin
Release: December 16th, 2010
Source: Paperback
Pages: 507

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Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead and subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield, falls in love with Mr. Rochester, and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman's passionate search for a wider and richer life than Victorian society traditionally allowed.

With a heroine full of yearning, the dangerous secrets she encounters, and the choices she finally makes, Charlotte Bronte's innovative and enduring romantic novel continues to engage and provoke readers.


10 August, 2017

REVIEW: AMERICAN GODS by Neil Gaiman



Title: American Gods
Author: Neil Gaiman
Series: American Gods #1
Genres: Horror, Fiction, Urban, Contemporary
Publisher: William Morrow
Release: June 21, 2011
Source: Paperback
Pages: 653

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Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.

But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.

Life as Wednesday's bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined. Soon Shadow learns that the past never dies...and that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing - an epic war for the very soul of America - and that he is standing squarely in its path.

09 August, 2017

08 August, 2017

READING DIVERSE: Is it important to disclose characters sexuality?



Now I know that if you open the right door at the right time, you might finally find a place where you belong.”

Seanan McGuire, Every Heart a Doorway
Today I am not going to talk about a specific book or a list of books I think everybody should read. Instead I will talk about the current topic that was passionately discussed on twitter and that made a lot of queer book lovers angry. 

07 August, 2017

06 August, 2017

REVIEW: THE LAST WISH by Andrzej Sapkowski


Title: The Last Wish
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Series: Witcher #1
Genres: Fantasy, Short stories
Publisher: Orbit
Release: 2008
Source: Audiobook
Pages: 388

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Geralt de Rivia is a witcher. A cunning sorcerer. A merciless assassin. And a cold-blooded killer. His sole purpose: to destroy the monsters that plague the world. But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good... and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth. The international hit that inspired the video game: The Witcher.


05 August, 2017

Saturday Tag



Welcome dear readers, to yet another Saturday Tag, where the fun never stops!

Today I am joined by Hannah and together we will complete this fun tag:

NETFLIX BOOK TAG

04 August, 2017

REVIEW: FIERY HEART by Richelle Mead


Title: Fiery Heart
Author: Richelle Mead
Series: Bloodlines #4
Genres: YA, Paranormal, Magic, Vampires
Publisher: Razorbill / Penguin Group
Release: 2013
Source: Paperback
Pages: 420

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Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the wolds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives.

In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her...

But the struggle isn't over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there's still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure — and re-education — looms larger than ever.

Pulses will race throughout this smoldering fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe. 

03 August, 2017

REVIEW: MISERY by Stephen King


Title: Misery
Author: Stephen King
Series: -
Genres: Horror, Fiction
Publisher: New English Library
Release: 1988
Source: Paperback
Pages: 370


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Paul Sheldon. He's a bestselling novelist who has finally met his biggest fan. Her name is Annie Wilkes and she is more than a rabid reader - she is Paul's nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile accident. But she is also his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house.

02 August, 2017

01 August, 2017

REVIEW: THE HOBBIT by J. R. R. Tolkien

Title: The Hobbit
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Series: Middle-Earth Universe #1
Genres: Fantasy, Classic
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: September 21st, 1937
Source: Paperback
Pages: 389

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BLURB: This is the story of how a Baggins had an adventure, and found himself doing and saying things altogether unexpected...

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further then the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag-End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day, to whisk him away on a journey 'there and back again'. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon...