The Sunday Snuggle W20/2018 #TheSundaySnuggle

Hello readers!

This Sunday Snuggle has nothing at all to do with Kiss of Deception, but how nice is this Gif??? It’s been raining like crazy this week – great for reading, awful for getting out of bed early in the morning.

I got from Audible:

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From Netgalley:

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Aaaaand I went mildly crazy at the bookstore, because I hardly ever find a good variety of English books in German bookstores, so this happened:

Travolta is such a model, isn’t he?? 😀 And that edition of Neverwhere is illustrated, so it’s extra cool!!

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Spoiler Discussion on The Raven Cycle

I had added this on my review of The Raven Cycle, but that post ended up so giant that I decided to do a separate post on this!

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1. In book 2, after the whole mess with giant dream creatures battling and all, plus the death of Kavinsky, with plenty of witnesses, how come Ronan didn’t get in trouble? How exactly did the police think it was okay? Did the doctors find a “natural cause” for his death which could be associated with the drug abuse, maybe?

2. Why do electricity/engine gadgets still work after the death of their dreamers? If the animals and people stay in a kind of sleep state, shouldn’t those gadgets also stop working? Or does it only apply to living things?

3. Did anyone else feel that the Gray Man killing his brother in half a sentence was anticlimactic??

4. While of course I’m happy Gansey didn’t stay dead in the end, it felt so disappointing. Of course I wanted Blue and him to be together, but it’s just so… cliché. Also, he must have been dead for 1 minute only. His death was so sudden and he came back so quickly, it was kind of anticlimactic. His second death was such a big thing throughout the books, I expected lots of drama more. Also I didn’t understand exactly how Cabeswater revived him? From my understanding, he isn’t entirely human anymore, he’s part dream, if Cabeswater gave him life.

5. Do Blue and Gansey stay together?? Do Adam and Ronan??

6. The whole “three sleepers” thing must have been a mistake, then? 1 was not sleeping (Gwen), 1 was sleeping (Demon) and 1 was actually dead for hundreds of years. So, even if you suppose Adam’s “waking up” in book 3 counts, we’re still missing one.

7. Oh my god, all they had to do was ask Gwen about her father? They could literally have found him on the last book, in that case, and add 50 pages to it instead of having a full book.

8. I wish Blue had found out about being a ~tree sooner so she could’ve done that a few times throughout the series!

9. I expected so much more drama between Maura and Artemus!!! Where is my drama? Jealousy, explanations? Did he disappear all those years ago because he was called to take care of that entrance to the sleeping demon, or??

10. What majors did they go on to study? Did Blue go to college? Did Ronan get to be a farmer? Did Gansey become a politician? Did anyone go see a therapist??

11. So, with the demon gone, Cabeswater just 100% went back to normal? How was Ronan doing so fine after almost dying dramatically? Did he find a way to keep Matthew in the house, or will Matthew have to go to Cabeswater, too?

 

If you have any thoughts on any of those questions, please let me know in the comments!

 

eARC Mini-Review: Vanishing Girls (Detective Josie Quinn #1), by Lisa Regan

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Rating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Thriller

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I have received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I’ve been on such a mood for thriller lately! I love reading those when I’m travelling or ill, they keep me focused and interested.

In Vanishing Girls, Detective Josie Quinn is suspended from the police force for misconduct. Now, with a girl missing and the Chief refusing to let her go back to work, she takes matters into her own hands – but the truth is much more complex and darker than she expected. Will she be able to save Isabelle and other girls who went missing?  Continue reading

How my “The Raven Cycle” Readathon went!

Hello readers!

So this last weekend had 4 days because of a holiday plus bridge day in Germany, and I used the opportunity to be constantly fed coffee by my boyfriend while reading The Raven Cycle series. Really, I don’t think I’d drunk this much coffee in such a short time in months!

This is the fantasy YA series I cannot stop hearing about and a lot of people whose tastes in books are very similar to mine simply adore it, so I knew I had to read it immediately to see what the hype was about!

(strong image below for those who hate cracked spines)

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First of all, I’d like to say that all these books looked to be about 300 pages long, but somehow they were all around 430 pages long, which is WITCHCRAFT and messed up my careful planning of how much time I’d need for each. Meaning I got nothing else done in the weekend but reading. I’m glad there was no need to go to the supermarket, otherwise I’d have starved. Continue reading

Quiz: How Similar Are Our Reading Tastes?

This is my first quiz! I think it will be fun to see how different or similar our tastes are. In the questions where you choose a book from a few options, you can just choose the one that appeals to you the most, unless you really don’t care for any of them (in which case you choose option d).

If you wanna know more about the book, by clicking the covers you get to the Goodreads page for each of them. But don’t see my rating for them! 🙂

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What rating did you give to this book?

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a. 2 stars

b. 4 stars

c. 5 stars

d. I haven’t read it

Choose a contemporary:

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Review: A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle

A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'EngleRating: ★★☆☆☆

Genres: Classics, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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So I read A Wrinkle in Time, which I wanted to do for a while now! This is such a beloved classic in children’s sci-fi and fantasy literature, I was very excited to read it and bought it in one of my trips to Brazil as a hardcover.

Synopsis: Meg’s father had been experimenting with this fifth dimension of time travel when he mysteriously disappeared. Now the time has come for Meg, her friend Calvin, and Charles Wallace to rescue him. But can they outwit the forces of evil they will encounter on their heart-stopping journey through space?

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1 Year of Blogging + Giveaway Winner

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You guys! It’s been a full year of blogging! Thank you for reading my posts, keeping me motivated and for being such awesome readers and friends. I obviously wouldn’t be still blogging if it wasn’t for the great community here, which mas this fun and exciting. I love discussing books with you guys and the excitement of recommending books or starting up a discussion. You are so great!

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And the winners from the Giveaway are…

Rachel @ Pace, Amore, Libri, you’ll receive The Dry, Magpie Murders, The Muse, Young Jane Young, and Illuminae

Joanna @ Over The Rainbow Book Blog, you’ll receive Dimple, My Not So Perfect Life, Three Dark Thrones and One Dark Crown

Congratulations, girls!!! Please contact me privately to give me your addresses, can be a message on Goodreads, on Twitter, on Instagram… just let me know, then I will send the package soon 🙂

The Sunday Snuggle W18/2018 #TheSundaySnuggle

Hello readers!

I am back from vacation!! It was so much fun!! I read a little, rested and got four shades darker. But now I am back, refreshed and very glad to be back to blogging. I really missed it! 🙂 I talked a little about it on Friday’s post – Game of Thrones Walking Tour + Escape Room in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Books I bought during my trip:

Goddess of Spring and A Touch of Crimson were just 15 kuna (a little over 2 euros), so I just had to get them, although they were not on my TBR.

Books I’d gotten before the trip:

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From Netgalley:

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My 500 WordPress Followers Giveaway ends next week, so enter now if you haven’t yet!

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Game of Thrones Walking Tour + Escape Room in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Hello bookworms!

As you may know, I was on vacation for the last two weeks of April, and we went to Croatia, a country that I have been dreaming of going to for many years. I wanted to see the beautiful, epic natural landscapes (and the food… I’m a big seafood and fish fan) for a long time and this year I finally got to see a bit of the country!

As this is not a travel blog, I will not go into detail about the trip itself, but if you are a Game of Thrones fan, then you probably know that Dubrovnik was the landscape of King’s Landing and some other places too! I have watched only once the series and haven’t read the books yet (I’m waiting for all of them to be out… I know I’ll be waiting a while).

Disclaimers: I do not receive money or any other means of compensation for writing this post. I payed for the experiences myself, really enjoyed them, and thought it’d be nice to blog about them. Most of the pictures I took myself, and where I have gotten the pictures elsewhere, I have noted right below it. My pictures are touched only where I have blurred people’s faces to preserve their (and my) privacy.

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