Posted on Saturday, October 21, 2017

Review: No Saints In Kansas by Amy Brashear

No Saints In Kansas by Amy Brashear



Rating: 3/5 stars

Series: - | Published: November 14th 2017 by Soho Teen
Pages: 320 | Format: Paperback
Source: Sent to me from the publisher, Soho Teen.
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery/Thriller
Status: read from September 11 to September 29, 2017
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Posted on Sunday, October 1, 2017

September Wrap Up & October TBR



This was not a good reading month at all. I only read two books, and one of them was a graphic novel. So I basically read one book (an arc). I'm so unhappy that I didn't manage to read more in September :(. I guess I can blame it on some kind of reading slump. From here on, it can only get better.

In October I really want to get back on track with my reading!




2017 reading challenge



The books I've read in September

#24 - Saga Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples ★★★
#25 - No Saints in Kansas by Amy Brashear ★★★

Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

My Summer Book Haul



In August, I finally treated myself to a couple of new books... 

12 to be exact... (Plus 3 ARCs I received from authors and publishers.) Some of the books I bought myself I found at a marketplace in Spain. The others I order from my FAVE online bookstore, Book Depository (I love Book Depository with almost all my heart).



The books I have read are marked with a star *


From Spain

11.22.63 by Stephen King
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore *
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty *
Solitaire by Alice Oseman *
The Honeymoon by Tina Seskis


Book Depository

Saga Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples *
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline *
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Caraval by Stephanie Garber

The three ARCs I received:
No Saints in Kansas by Amy Brashear (a physical copy, which I'm currently reading)
Beastly Lights by Theresa Jane (an e-copy)
The Secrets of Islayne by Kari Lynn West (an e-copy)

Have you read any of these books? Did you like them? Which one should I pick up next?

Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2017

Review: I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore



Rating: 2/5 stars

Series: Lorien Legacies #1 | Published: February 3rd 2011 by Penguin
Pages: 391 | Format: Paperback
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi
Status: read from August 13 to August 14, 2017
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Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2017

Book Recommendations: Underhyped Books

Book recommendation time! ツ

This time I'll be recommending underhyped books I really like and enjoyed while reading them. Note: None of the books I'll mention did I read recently, so I hope my summaries are at least a little on point. I gave these books either a five or a four-star rating. I think all of them have less than 4 stars on Goodreads, but I'm not too sure (edit: 1 of 6 have over 4 stars). Five books are young adult, the sixth is middle grade. Hope you'll like it!


Posted on Saturday, September 9, 2017

Review: Saga, Vol. 1 by Vaughan and Staples

Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples



Rating: 3/5 stars

Series: Saga #1 | Published: October 23rd 2012 by Image Comics
Pages: 160 | Format: Paperback
Genre: Graphic Novel, Adult, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Status: read September 5, 2017
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Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2017

5 Star Predictions #1

In this post, I will predict my future favorite books... based on my expectations.

I will take a look at the books on my TBR-list and try to find five un-read books that I believe will get 5 star ratings from me. I found the idea for this post on YouTube, link here.


11.22.63 by Stephen King Goodreads

The TV-show was truly amazing and I know that the book will be too. My sister, who isn't much of a reader, is actually reading this at the moment and she tells me that it's marvellous. I cannot wait to read it soon (although it is somewhat intimidating with its 700+ pages).

The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin Goodreads

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is one of my all time faves. I loved the two following books in the trilogy as well (I know a lot of people didn't). I'm fairly sure that The Becoming of Noah Shaw will turn out to be just as good as its companion novels. I love Noah more than I love Mara so...

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Goodreads

I recently got my hands on this in physical form, alongside Crooked Kingdom (book two), and I believe that both books will be 5 stars if I interpret the reviews right. I think this book will be so good (or perhaps I hope so more than anything because I've been incredibly affected by the hype).

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas • Goodreads

I've heard great things about THUG and I really think it will live up to the hype. The reason why I predict this to be a 5 star book is because of its important message and the representativity/diversity. To be honest, I don't read many diverse books when I come to think about it. I have to better myself. I'll try to read it this month or the next.

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin • Goodreads

When I finally decide to finish A Game of Thrones, I'm pretty sure I'll give it 5 stars. Maybe it's cheating when I've already read half the book? Let's say it's not. I'm really certain this book will be a 5 star book. Side note: I have already added it to my favorites shelf on Goodreads (I think one year or so ago). I could not not do it, I just know it will be great.

What are five of your 5 star predictions? Have you read any of my five choices?

Posted on Saturday, September 2, 2017

Review: Alienated by Melissa Landers

Alienated by Melissa Landers



Rating: 1.75/5 stars

Series: Alienated #1 | Published: January 6th 2015 by Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 346 | Format: Paperback
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Romance
Status: read from August 22 to August 26, 2017
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Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017

August Wrap Up & September TBR



August of 2017 has been my best reading month ever. I read 12 books. My unofficial goal was to read 15 this month but I've been stuck in a reading slump for the past 10 days... Still, I'm very pleased with having read 12 books.

Fun fact: I was about 14 books behind schedule in the beginning of July!! Now I'm 4 ahead!! I'll probably (hopefully) read more than 30 books this year.




2017 reading challenge



The books I've read in August

#12 - The Archived by Victoria Schwab ★★1/2
#13 - Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas ★★★3/4
#14 - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline ★★★★★
#15 - Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout ★★★★★
#16 - Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout ★★★★1/2
#17 - Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout ★★★★1/2
#18 - I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore ★★
#19 - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty ★★★★3/4
#20 - Solitaire by Alice Oseman ★★3/4
#21 - Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch ★★★1/2
#22 - The Humans by Matt Haig ★★
#23 - Alienated by Melissa Landers ★★

Posted on Sunday, August 27, 2017

Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline



Rating: 5/5 stars

Series: - | Published: August 16th 2011 by Broadway Books
Pages: 386 | Format: E-book
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi
Status: read from August 4 to August 8, 2017
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Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2017

Book Recommendations: Mystery Reads

Mystery books are some of my favorite books... 

... And it's not just mystery thrillers that I love. I also enjoy mystery mixed with paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy and so on. I have four recommendations for you today. I hope you like them!


Posted on Friday, August 25, 2017

Review: Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas

Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas



Rating: 3.75/5 stars

Series: - | Published: August 14th 2014 by Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
Pages: 328 | Format: Paperback
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery
Status: read August 6, 2017
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Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Review: The Archived by Victoria Schwab

The Archived by Victoria Schwab




RATING: 2.5/5 stars

Series: The Archived #1 | Published: January 29th 2013 by Disney Hyperion
Pages: 336 | Format: E-book
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Status: read from July 30 to August 2, 2017
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Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tag: My Life in Books

My Life in Books Tag


I feel like now is the perfect time for a book tag, don't you think? I personally love all kinds of bookish lists and tags, and hopefully you do as well. I found the tag here!



1. Find a book for each of your initials

F: Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott
L: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
F: Four by Veronica Roth



2. Count your age along your bookshelf: What book is it?

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick is book number 19 on my bookshelf.



3. Pick a book set in your city/country

I would never find a book set in my city (it's impossible), but a book set in my country is no problem. A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) by Fredrik Backman is set in Sweden.

4. Pick a book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to

The book: any Harry Potter book.
Destination: Hogwarts, or any other place in the Harry Potter world to be honest.



5. Pick a book that’s your favorite color

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling and Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi are both my favorite color: blue.



6. Which book do you have the fondest memories of?

Perhaps not the fondest of fondest memories, but anyhow: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I read it in Swedish in 2011 and I actually wanted to stop reading it after 1 chapter. I didn't, because it was sort of required reading in school, and I ended up loving it. I bought book 2 and 3 and I think it was the first series I ever finished.

7. Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?

Candide by Voltaire for sure. I read it for my Swedish class in 10th grade and it was horrible. Of course, I read it in Swedish, but I still couldn't understand what was going on. I read it, but I didn't read it. I think my whole class hated it.

8. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?

This one is super easy to answer. Definitely A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin which, by the way, I've been reading since May 2016. I cannot seem to finish it. :(



Feel free to do this yourself! I tag anyone who wants to do it. :)

Posted on Friday, August 4, 2017

Reading in Spain

I will finally be getting away from Sweden for two weeks tomorrow. I'm traveling to Spain (on the 5th) which means one thing only: time to read ALL day, EVERY day! I am very happy and I cannot wait to sit outside to read. I'll try to find a shadow to read in, or else I'll just go inside because of the ridiculous heat (33 ºC!! I will melt). These are hopefully only some of the books I'll read while away. I am, as I said in my last Wrap Up, hoping to read 15 books (minimum) in August. I kind of feel like I can make it.

Here are the books I am planning to read:



There is this marketplace we usually go to when we visit Spain that sells SO many English books for very cheap. Back in February I got my hands on The Martian (which I loved), Me Before You, The Humans and The Light Between Oceans for only 6 euros total. I really wish to go there this time as well :) If I can make it there, I'll try to do a haul post (it may be hard without my computer though).


Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

Posted on Thursday, August 3, 2017

Short Review: Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia


Eliza and Her Monsters by Fransesca Zappia

Series: - | Published: May 30th 2017 by HarperCollins
Pages: 400 | Format: E-book
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Status: read from July 28 to July 29, 2017
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Rating: 3.5/5 stars


Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Review: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee


The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Series: - | Published: February 7th 2017 by Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 528 | Format: E-book
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Historical Fiction, LGBT
Status: read from July 22 to July 23, 2017
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Rating: 5/5 stars


Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017

July Wrap Up & August TBR


This month has been amazing when it comes to my reading. I didn't read anything in March, April, May or June and not in the beginning of July. I started reading again on July 13th, and I managed to read 8 books! I am very proud since I'm working almost every day too. August will definitely be a great reading month as well. I hope to read 15 book. Wish me good luck.

2017 reading challenge



The books I've read in July

#4 - History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera ★★1/2
#5 - Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel ★★3/4
#6 - Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman ★★
#7 - Always and Forever, Lara Jean ★★★1/2
#8 - The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee ★★★★★
#9 - If I Stay by Gayle Forman ★3/4
#10 - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum ★★★★
#11 - Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia ★★★1/2

Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han


Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

Series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before #3 | Published: May 2nd 2017 by Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336 | Format: E-book
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Status: read from July 19 to July 21, 2017
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Rating: 3.5/5 stars


Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017

Review: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman


Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Series: -  Published: February 7th 2017 by Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 304 • Format: E-book • Genres: Fantasy, Mythology, Short Stories
Status: read from July 16 to July 19, 2017
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Rating: 2/5 stars


Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Review: Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel


Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

Series: Themis Files #1  Published: April 26th 2016 by Del Rey
Pages: 304 • Format: E-book • Genres: Fiction, Sci-Fi
Status: read from July 15 to July 16, 2017
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Rating: 2.75/5 stars