by Leigh Bardugo This is the second and last book in the Six of Crows duology and here we follow the team as they seek to get their hands on the money they think they deserve and also to push down the man that betrayed them from his upstanding position. Crooked Kingdom is a well-crafted sequel to a very good book, but I do find that it’s not as great as its prequel. Crooked Kindom has the same great cast as the first book, and Bardugo manages h...

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8.6/10

byLeigh Bardugo It took me quite some time to get to this book, mostly because I never managed to read the original Grisha trilogy, I tried several times to get started with it, but there was something about it that didn’t quite suck me in. Eventually though, I gave up that series and decided to dig into Six of Crows even though I had not read the Grisha trilogy in advance. And I am happy that I did because Six of Crows was an easy read that pu...

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by Scott Reintgen I read the first book in this series as an ARC before it came out, and I was more or less blown away. I loved it, and I couldn’t wait for the release of the sequel. So, I was so happy when I got the opportunity to read the ARC of Nyxia Unleashed too, and I had been waiting for so long to see what happened to Emmet and all the other kids from Genesis 11 and 12. Nyxia Unleashed takes us on a very different journey than what the ...

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by Chris Babu I got this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In this book we meet a 16-year-old boy called Drayden. He lives in a dystopian world where Manhattan is called New America. Within it’s walls, the society is divided into groups. When Drayden’t mother gets banished from New America, Drayden is determined to find out why. And the only way to do so is to enter the Initiation, and by doing so also risk his own...

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by Carrie DiRisio I got this as an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Before coming in contact with this book, I had seen a few tweets from the popular Brooding YA Hero account, but I wasn’t actively following it. I did, however have a pretty clear idea of what this book would be and the style it would be written in since I “knew” Broody from before. This book is written from the POV of Broody, who is basically the mal...

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by Christian Nadeau Seeds of Hatred is an epic fantasy that doesn’t just scratch the surface of the world he’s build. It’s political, beautiful, tragic. Seemingly separate stories weave in beautifully in this story and it all comes together very nicely. It took me longer than I’d care to admit to finish this book, and it wasn’t only because of the books lengths. Moving to a new house and completely renovating it meant little time to re...

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9.3/10

by Marie Lu A few years ago, I read Marie Lu’s Legend series and hated it. I hated everything about it, the writing, the story, the execution. I did force myself to finish the trilogy, but when I was finished I just had this feeling of wishing I’d done something better with that time. So, when I heard that a new book was coming out, I didn’t pay much attention. I don’t like Marie Lu’s writing, I told myself. Then, that odd colorful cove...

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by Lisa Edmonds Alice Worth is a mage, a rather powerful one too. As a child, her grandfather took advantage of that fact and, after killing her parents, forced her to do his dirty work. It was a work that included so much evil that she eventually faked her own death to escape. Now, her new life as Alice is much more peaceful, and as a PI she now uses her powers to do good. But when a routine case turns sinister, Alice must take care not to expos...

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by Baxter’s Corner Gerome sticks his neck out In this children’s book we meet Gerome, the giraffe. He’s much taller than everyone else and feels quite ashamed of his height. He finds a way to blend it with his friends, but it doesn’t feel right and he struggles with his identity, he’s a giraffe after all and keeping a low profile is very ungiraffable. Then one day when Gerome sees someone being bullied and while helping the victim, ...

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7.8/10

by J.M. Miller Vala is born different from those around her, and every day she has to deal with people’s fear and their stares. Born with charred skin that burns at touch, she is said to be cursed. Vala works as a guard and is appointed the job to protect the Prince, a boy she grew up alongside with and considers to be a friend. When there is an attempt at the prince’s life, Vala gets demoted and while trying to get to the truth about the att...

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Purebred – First Draft
Blog / August 5, 2015

A few days ago I finally managed to complete the first draft of my WIP called Purebred. I set out to both start and finish the draft in July, but ended up missing my goal with just three days. On August 3rd I wrote the final word and I have to say it felt really good, despite the fact that I didn’t meet my goal. But who cares, the draft is done now and I am happy about that. I tried something a little bit different this time, and ...

August TBR
Blog , TBR / August 3, 2015

So I will not really be one of those people who read like fifteen books in a month, I think I’m rather a 2-3 books per month kind of girl. Not that I wouldn’t want to read fifteen, but writing is what I love the most and therefor it’s also what takes up most of my time. So, with that said, let me introduce my August TBR list. First up is Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas This is a book I just recently heard of and I am ...

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7.1/10
Steelheart
Reviews / August 2, 2015

by Brandon Sanderson This book was very good, it was fast and easy to read and I felt like the author had really put a lot of thought into the whole thing. Love the writing too. Great worldbuilding and the characters had distinctive voices and overall I definitely like it. I did find it a bit hard to get into at first, but after few chapters it held my interest. At first I did feel like I was reading some sort of X-Men fan-fiction and t...

First Graphic Novel – Nimona
Blog , Book Haul , TBR / July 26, 2015

I never ever thought I would read a graphic novel, but after watching way too many TBR videos on YouTube and seeing all these great reviews of graphic novels I guess I changed my mind. So today I ordered the graphic novel Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. It’ll get here in a few days, so then I’ll read it and see what it is. Maybe I’ll actually like it, who knows. You can get it at Amazon....

Book order
Blog , Book Haul / July 25, 2015

A few days ago I went to Geoffery Storm’s Website and ordered his novel Progeny of Gods, which I am really excited about. The book was super cheap, I mean how can one even sell a book for $9? Maybe books here in Sweden are just overly priced, cause I found $9 to be super cheap. But I am really glad that the book wasn’t more expensive since I had to pay loads for the shipping. That’s what happens when you decide to live...

July TBR/Wrap Up
Blog , TBR , Wrap Up / July 24, 2015

Ok, so this month is already over, but I am still hoping I can manage to complete one more book. I am currently reading Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson, but I haven’t really gotten that far in yet, so I am not sure whether I’ll be able to finish it before August begins. So far I am kind of getting a bit of an X-men feeling, which unfortunately isn’t a good feeling to have. Not that I have anything against X-men, I rath...

Writer’s Blog
Blog / July 23, 2015

I woke up during the night one day and just had he idea that I should make a website dedicated to my book reviews and to my own writing. So even if I tend to be a very lazy blogger, I thought ‘why not’. So here goes. At first this place will probably be a bit empty and boring, but I hope to fill it with some good stuff eventually. Until then, all I can tell you so far is that I am currently working on two different novels th...

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3/10
The 5th Wave
Reviews / July 19, 2015

by Rick Yancey This book is probably not the worst I’ve read, but it sure isn’t the best. It’s an OK book, nothing else. Personally I don’t like the style of writing, I find it confusing, repetitive and “jumpy”. One moment we’re in present tense, the next it past tense. It also feels like some events are skipped and you’re not sure about what’s really happening. Sentences feel backwa...

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3.4/10
SWAB
Reviews / July 14, 2015

by Heather Choate I want to start by saying that this book is not bad (I have read much worse), and the writing is good. I do however have serious issues with so many things in this book that I just couldn’t give it more than two stars on Goodreads, and the only reason it went from one to two stars was because I kind of liked the writing. The main plot is OK and it’s a very different thing than anything I have ever read befo...

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6.7/10
Four: A Divergent Collection
Reviews / June 30, 2015

by Veronica Roth This is a super short review, but basically this was the best part of the whole Divergent series as far as I’m concerned. Maybe it’s because I have a thing for Four or maybe it’s because I’ve always found Tris do be really irritating. But being able to follow Four, without having Tris there to mess everything up, was great and I loved seeing his version too....