Hello friends and… friends! It’s been a while since there was a last update on this blog and to be frank with you, I’m not sure when I’ll get back into the reading vibe. I’m guessing it’ll be once I participate in read-a-thons again this summer, which will in turn provide you with more book reviews on this blog, but I can’t promise anything just yet!
I am able to tell you, however, that I am now officially a Goodreads author! Yep, that happened while time passed and stuff happened and rainbows appeared and… stuff. I’m pretty excited about it though! It took a while to get verified and to get my book up on Goodreads, but they exist! Just in case you missed it, here is the link to the hardcover version of Deviants (the other editions are also listed).
My author page on Goodreads can be found right here! If you are at all interested in following me or maybe asking me questions about the book/writing, feel free to send me them cause I’d love to answer them.
That’s all for today, thanks for reading and have a great day!
I’m kind of wondering if I haven’t made a post like this before, but here we are. I’ve been kind of absent from this blog, but I have a good reason! I’ve basically… been publishing a book. Y e p. I’ve been working my butt off because I’ve decided to publish my urban fantasy novel, DEVIANTS, through a self-publishing platform here in The Netherlands.
Under My Skin by Shawntelle Madison
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
In the world of Under My Skin by Shawntelle Madison, people want nothing more than to become a part of the Guild – the most important and prestigious part of people’s everyday lives. When Tate Sullivan undergoes testing and is chosen to enter the mysterious world that the Guild is a part of, she expects a better financial life for her remaining family members but has no idea what is in store for her. General Dagon, the man who paid an insane amount of money to purchase Tate, turns out to have a lot of plans roaming around in his brain. In order to fulfill them, he takes over Tate’s body and starts a relentless fight against her mind, determined to claim sole control once and for all over both her mind and body.
It’s time for the first WWW Wednesday in 2015 and that is exciting stuff! I’m really hoping that I can get a regular reading pattern in so I can keep these posts going. Either way, let’s move on to the post!
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Allegiant by Veronica Roth
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
After the events in Divergent and Insurgent, Tris, Four and their friends find themselves facing a very important question: do they cross the fence? For years, their society has told them not to, placing fear in their minds of what they might find behind it. But now that the factions have fallen, and with it its demanding rulers, more and more people are standing up for what they themselves want. Once the group ventures beyond the fence, they realize a lot of things have been kept from them.
Note: tiny spoilers!
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Sixteen years ago, the people of Winter – respectively named the Winterians – were enslaved after their kingdom was conquered. Eight remaining Winter survivors aim to restore their power and magic and ultimately restore their kingdom and bring their people freedom. Meira, one of the survivors, gets caught in a battle for freedom in the midst of a political play, love and the ultimate battle for survival and justice. Every blizzard starts with a single snowflake, after all.
Nope, your eyes are not deceiving you! This is an actual post after a bit of a hiatus. Things got really hectic and quite frankly, really messy towards the end of the year and it had a horrible effect on my reading. I couldn’t focus on any of the books I was reading and after I made that awkward mistake in my review of The Land of Dragor (a really sloppy mistake, mind you), I decided to take a break. Things have not sorted themselves out yet, but I’ve been really wanting to read more again lately and I think that’s a good sign.
I have a review ready to be posted tomorrow around this time and it’s a good one — I read Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch during and around Christmas and it was … amazing. I really enjoyed it a lot, so if you are interested in this book and/or reading my review of it, then this is the place to be tomorrow!
Hope everyone had a nice Christmas/holiday season and hope you also have a nice new year celebration 🙂
See you tomorrow!
Hi guys, to anyone who is still here, I apologise. I attempted to keep this blog up to date for the longest time but in order to do that, I needed to read and read fast. The only thing that I ended up doing was read a book relatively quickly and I ended up making a giant error in the review that I subsequently posted. It’s not the way I want to do things, I definitely do not want to feel pressured while I’m reading and I certainly don’t want to put authors in a bad light because I can’t focus properly. It’s not professional and takes away credibility, and that is the last thing I want.
I’ve thought about this for a long time, hence why the blog is looking a little empty lately.
Because of this, I have decided to start a longer hiatus. I already took a hiatus some time before but it was only a week or two weeks long. I’m definitely going to need some more time this time. As such, I am starting a hiatus right now and this will go on until January 1st.
I need time to sort things out in my personal life and things need to settle down before I can get back on track with my reading. I think re-starting on January 1st is a good idea — hopefully by that time I’ll have everything sorted out and then I’ll be able to commit to this the way I want to.
If I do happen to read books in the meantime, they will still be posted on this blog. Hopefully I might also get some books for Christmas and my birthday as both are coming up, so I’ll be able to provide you all with decent content.
Thanks for sticking around if you have and as always, have a lovely day.
The Land of Dragor™ by Julia Suzuki
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received a free copy of this book from the author, Julia Suzuki, in exchange for an honest review. Receiving a free copy has in no way affected my review.
The Land of Dragor (the Gift of Charms) is a fantasy story set in the mystical land of Dragor, where dragons in all different sizes and colours live their lives away from the humans. Each dragon comes from a specific clan and each clan is specialized in certain things. One clan might be really athletic and physically strong, while the others are creative or wise. When Yoshiko is born, the shells of the egg he hatches from are multicoloured – something unnatural for dragons. Though Yoshiko is allowed to live, the information about his special birth are hidden from him and once Yoshiko himself starts changing to every colour in the rainbow, it is evident that a grand adventure awaits him.
Yeahhhhh buddy! The first teaser trailer for Veronica Roth’s Insurgent is out! Let me just grab my popcorn and…
Oh wait. I forgot it’s only a teaser and only like two breaths long. I always get way too excited for this kind of early promotion stuff. But hey, it’s still a trailer! So I thought I’d share my initial thoughts about this one-minute-length bundle of joy right here. Check it out if you haven’t.