31 March 2020

Monthly Wrap-Up. March

Goodbye March! Hello April! 😊 As many of you, my life is currently on hold because of the global pandemic that has befallen upon humanity. It is all very terrifying, but I believe that if everyone does their part, the pandemic will be easier to contain and we will be back to our daily life once again. So, if you can, just stay at home, okay? This said, I solemnly swear that I will begin joining Sunday Post once again and share with you all my weekly adventures at home.

27 March 2020

I Love My e-Reader

Once upon a time, a girl disdained e-readers. She looked at them sideways, wondering how could an e-reader ever replace the feeling of holding a new book on her hands. Many years later, an e-reader became her best friend. 
I've been wanting to discuss the reasons why I love my e-reader for a very long time. Due to recent circumstances, where I find myself spending a lot of time at home (due to the pandemic outbreak everything has been postponed, job hunting is on hold because they are no jobs to apply to, and it seems I'm part of a risk group), I'm valuing my e-reader a lot more. Over the years, I've piled hundreds of unread e-books that will make me company through these next few weeks.

24 March 2020

ARC Review // Thorn

 
Title: Thorn
Author: Intisar Khanani
Publisher: HaperTeen
Published: 24th March 2020
Pages: 512

A princess with two futures. A destiny all her own

Between her cruel family and the contempt she faces at court, Princess Alyrra has always longed to escape the confines of her royal life. But when she’s betrothed to the powerful prince Kestrin, Alyrra embarks on a journey to his land with little hope for a better future.

When a mysterious and terrifying sorceress robs Alyrra of both her identity and her role as princess, Alyrra seizes the opportunity to start a new life for herself as a goose girl.

But Alyrra soon finds that Kestrin is not what she expected. The more Alyrra learns of this new kingdom, the pain and suffering its people endure, as well as the danger facing Kestrin from the sorceress herself, the more she knows she can’t remain the goose girl forever.

With the fate of the kingdom at stake, Alyrra is caught between two worlds and ultimately must decide who she is, and what she stands for.

13 March 2020

When Snakes Take Over


How do you celebrate Friday the 13th? Talking about something that actually terrifies me. A lot! So, I have a confession to make: I don't like snakes. Never did. Never will. I'm not sure if I can say that I have a snake phobia (which I most certainly probably have), but I like to keep my distance from these reptilians, may them be real or fake. However, there's a new trend in the book industry that is making it impossible...

27 February 2020

Monthly Wrap-Up. February

Goodbye February! 😊 After a disastrous January, February was a month of plans and of getting better - I spent three weeks recovering from a very weird cold. Moreover, it was a month of change as you can see by my new blog template. What do you think? This is one of the many changes that you will see through the year. After all, in October I will celebrate my tenth blogging anniversary & I decided it's time to give a little bit more love to my blog.

20 February 2020

Can't Wait Books of 2020

Who wants to talk about can't wait books of 2020? *raises hand* This post should have been published more than a month ago, I know. I thought about not sharing it anymore since February is almost ending - also because I think some of these books have already been released and they are no longer can't wait books of 2020 (or perhaps they are since I haven't bought them). But I had already gathered the books and created the banners. So, here it is my list of can't wait books of 2020. 😊

7 February 2020

ARC Review // The Will and the Wilds & Woven in Moonlight

 
Title: The Will and the Wilds
Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Publisher: 47North
Published: 21st January 2020
Pages: 268

A spellbinding story of truce and trickery from the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician series.

Enna knows to fear the mystings that roam the wildwood near her home. When one tries to kill her to obtain an enchanted stone, Enna takes a huge risk: fighting back with a mysting of her own.

Maekallus’s help isn’t free. His price? A kiss. One with the power to steal her soul. But their deal leaves Maekallus bound to the mortal realm, which begins eating him alive. Only Enna’s kiss, given willingly, can save him from immediate destruction. It’s a temporary salvation for Maekallus and a lingering doom for Enna. Part of her soul now burns bright inside Maekallus, making him feel for the first time.

Enna shares Maekallus’s suffering, but her small sacrifice won’t last long. If she and Maekallus can’t break the spell binding him to the mortal realm, Maekallus will be consumed completely—and Enna’s soul with him.