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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8/10

by Scott Reintgen Young Emmett certainly isn’t one of the winner in the lottery of life. His mother is very ill, his father works himself tired to provide for his family and pay the medical bills. So when Emmet it approached by Babel, a powerful corporation, and is offered money beyond his wildest dreams, and the chance to change his family’s long dark history, he jumps at the opportunity, even through there are signs that Babel is hiding imp...

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by Katerina Baker In the Corner Office we follow Tara, a hard-working woman in the run for a well-deserved promotion. In her way stands a man who’s not afraid to throw her under the bus if he needs to. The two of them have been fighting for over fifteen years and Tara can’t wait to put him in his place and get the promotion they both want. But an unexpected love-affair with a new coworker turns into something more sinister and changes everyth...

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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....

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4/10
Allegiant
Reviews / June 29, 2015

by Veronica Roth The third installment of this series was for me the least enjoyable. The plot, the twists and the characters didn’t feel real anymore and it all sort of felt forced. I had hoped to get a resolution to the conflict that had started this whole series, but instead we’re here thrown into something completely different and the thing that the two other books have been building up to sort of got forgotten a bit. Th...

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5.4/10
Insurgent
Reviews / June 25, 2015

by Veronica Roth I didn’t like this as much as I liked the first one, but it was still good and I kept struggling with putting it down, I wanted to know the end. But, not because I cared for Tris, but because I cared for Four. I hated Tris in this book and as far as I’m concerned she was weak and annoying and was starting to become mean to Four. He should have picked a girl that would treat him well. Just like in the first b...