26 Feb 2017

DO NOT TRUST SHINY STONES | A Darker Shade of Magic (review)

Author: V. E. Schwab | Genre: fantasy, young adult | What can you find: stabbing, magic, action, darkness and sassy remarks | Goodreads: 4,05 | 

“I'd rather die on an adventure than live standing still.”

A few days ago, I finished ADSOM. I know, I’m terribly late to the party, since the third book just came out, but I had it on my tbr for a while and I saw that it was translated into Czech which meant that there were no other excuse for me to make. Oh boy, I am happy I read it. Ok, so there are four types of London in this book: The grey one, the red one, the white one and the dark one. It basically follows the story of a boy named Kell, who can go from London to London and carries letters with him. A royal postman you could say. A royal postman with magical powers and really cool coat… and a smuggler. He really likes to take things from one London to another  and this will cost him a lot of trouble because he smuggles something dangerous. 

30 Jan 2017

January wrap-up | Books, music and more!

I’m still confuse where the January had gone. I mean, it feels like yesterday that I was forcing myself to write 2017 instead of 2016 and now it’s the end of the month? Slow down time, would you? I’m still kind of living in the old year and now I should accept that it’s February already? 

27 Jan 2017

Exciting bookstagram challenge and a little surprise

I've been doing bookstagram challenges for about two months now and it's so much fun that I thought to myself "Why not do my own?"
This excited me so much that I immediately tried to come with prompts and all that stuff. Along the way I stumbled on the lovely Victoria. You can find her on instagram as @victoriavanvlear  or you can find her on her website: https://victoriavanvlear.wordpress.com/. Basically, we decided to do the challenge together, which is awesome and helpful at the same time, because I still don't really know what I'm doing.

We brainstormed this idea for a while and come with this:

  • at the end of each week, we'll post four favourite pictures from you guys on each account so make sure you follow us. 
  • we also came up with a bookmark with the hashtag that you can download for free and use it in pictures!!! And who doesn't love free beautiful bookmarks, am I right? 
  • Also, don't feel like you have to do each day. It's okay to miss a few. 

Nooow for the bookmark. You can download it HERE and use it as much as you want in your pictures. We can't wait to see your creations! 

24 Jan 2017

THE BOOKS I’M MOST EXCITED ABOUT *in which I’m screaming excitedly about sequels*

What I like most about the new year except the Goodreads challenge is making lists… and looking up amazing new releases and sequels to amazing series. (how many times am I going to say amazing in this blog post?) I can waste hours sitting behind the computer looking up all the lists on goodreads and all the profiles of authors just to find something. So, I decided to show you the best of the best, jewels of this year, books I’d be willing to kill for. (ok, I wouldn’t go THAT far… although…) 
WARNING: This is going to be a longer blog post so you probably should grab a snack, maybe make some tea and make yourself comfortable. 

13 Jan 2017

The space awesomness that is called Illuminae | review

Author: Amie, Kaufman, Jay Kristoff | Genre: YA, sci-fi | Published by: Knopf Books for Young Readers in 2015 | Goodreads: 4, 33

So I finally read Illuminae. What a book it was. I went into it without any expectations and I was totally blown away. If you don’t know what Illuminae is about, it’s about a planet Kerenza which is attacked by a corporation. Kady and Ezra, the two main characters, as well as some other people are lucky to escape and now they’re refugees on spaceships running away from their enemy. Of course, this is not their only problem, because if anything can go wrong, it will go wrong. Now, I’m here to help you decide whether to read this book or not (which you definitely should) or if you’ve read it, to fangirl over this marvelous story. 

10 Jan 2017

Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn't Get To (But TOTALLY plan to)

2016 was a good year for books. There were some awesome debute novels that I totally adored, there were some epic sequels but there wasn’t enough time for all of them which is so sad and frustrating. How should I know which one to choose first when all of them are screaming for attention? I wanted to read them all… I really tried but I failed! So this is my list of 10 books I wanted to read in 2016 sooo much but I never did… but I will.
Also, this is my first ever try at Top Ten Tuesday, so hopefully I'll stick to it. 

6 Jan 2017

Myths about bookworms

What I really don’t like in life is labeling. Now, I think we people are pros at labeling each other whether it’s because someone looks certain way or because of their interests. We put each other in a small container with a label on it thinking that this is who we are but I think people are so much more than just a label. It always amazed me how we’re able to label beautiful blond girl as a bimbo or a person with glasses on as a nerd. A person is not just one thing. We are all the shades and much more. Now, I don’t hate the label bookworm because let’s be honest, I am one, though it always drove me crazy how that term was always connected with negative meaning and certain myths that are sometimes not even true.