Review: Girl in Snow, by Danya Kukafka

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Recommend: Yes

Genres: Mystery, Crime, Drama

Add it to your TBR: Goodreads

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

This book will be published on August 1st 2017.

I was curious about Girl in Snow after seeing a review from Jay about it, and it seemed to me that the book was a study of human relationships and the complexity of personalities, with a death of a girl as its background. And yes, that is exactly what the story was like. It’s a mystery with characters full of secrets, and it starts with a 15-year-old girl dead in the snow, but it’s not a thriller. Continue reading

Review: The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1), by Mary E. Pearson

The Kiss of Deception Mary PearsonRating: ★★★★☆

Recommended: Yes, with restrictions

Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult

Add it to your TBR: GoodreadsSkoob

The Kiss of Deception is the story of Lia, Princess of the Kingdom of Morrighan. She is to marry a prince she never met from a neighbor country, and is fiercely against it. But her parents are willing to give their daughter away without as much as allowing her an opinion, so she decides to take matters into her own hands – and runs away on her wedding day. Continue reading

The New Disney Princess Book Tag

 

adorable tag in Never Not Reading and thought it so cool I really wanted to answer!


Rules:

  • Mention where you saw the tag/thank whoever tagged you.
  • Tag Zuky’s and Mandy’s posts so they can check out the wonderful Princess fun throughout the blog world (Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews & Zuky @ Book Bum)
  • Play a game of tag at the end!

The Hate U Give Snow White

The Book (like the movie) That Started It All
Favorite Debut Book From an Author

Quite a no-brainer, it has to be The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. The writing is simple but gripping and intense. It’s as if every word is where it should be, and the story itself will make you laugh, keep you on your toes and will definitely break your heart. This is such a must-read! This book will surely make it to my favorites from this year, if not THE favorite. Continue reading

Another Listicle Tag Post

Hello readers!

I was tagged by Darque Dreamer Reads on this really fun tag! Thank you so much, I am quite excited to answer this one! In case you don’t know her blog, Darque Dreamer has one really stylish blog, writes really great reviews and takes absolutely gorgeous pictures of books! Plus, she rates her books in fairies, so… what are you waiting for to visit her blog?

What is the Listicle Tag?

The listicle tag is a post that contains a list format for a topic or set of questions.

Rules

  • Create your own listicle tag, using the prompt from the person who tagged you.
  • Tag the creator of the post (not-so-modern-girl!) so that she can read all your brilliant posts and see how the joy of listicles is being spread.
  • Nominate as many people as you want!
  • Set those people the subject/prompt of their listicle post!

Darque Dreamer Prompt

Choose 5 books, television shows, or movies that your opinion of is different from the popular opinion.

I have answered the Unpopular Opinions Tag in this post, so I did my best not to mention the same books!

Brave New World Huxley

Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley is a well-beloved science-fiction dystopia which explores a world in which the government controls the population by making them… happy. I will not linger much here, as I have a review on this book coming up soon, but – I just didn’t get into the hype. The story felt inconsistent and written at different paces randomly, I didn’t relate to the characters (especially not the Savage) and although I appreciate the innovation and creativity of the book, I thought it was just meh.

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Best Bookstores in Rio de Janeiro (via Capital Nerd)

The post below is from Capital Nerd, I love her “best bookstores from around the world” series, it’s amazing and I couldn’t resist sharing the one from my country ❤ Check it out if you’re interested – click on the link provided to see her post.

Nothing beats lying on the beach or next to the pool under the baking sun while getting lost in a good story. A holiday read is as essential an item as your sun cream for the beach, but what if you forgot to bring your book with you? Simply go to one of our takes on the […]

via Best Bookstores in Rio De Janeiro — Capital Nerd

Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Night Circus Erin Morgenstern.jpgRating: ★★★★★

Recommend: Yes

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Romance

Add it to your TBR: Goodreads, Skoob

I’ve been postponing writing the review for this book, for one simple reason: I cannot find anything to write about it that I didn’t like. I normally spend some time before writing reviews contemplating all the aspects of the book I’ve just finished, and try to find the merits on the ones I didn’t like, and the bad aspects of the ones I loved. But for this one, I just couldn’t! So do get ready – this is going to be a rave-iew (I am sorry, I could not resist). Continue reading

Review: The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale by Kristin HannahRating: ★★★★★

Recommend: Yes

Genres: Historical Fiction

Add it to your TBR: Goodreads, Skoob

The Nightingale came out in 2015, and since then there has been such buzz about it, I just had to read it. At first I was put off by the WWII theme, as I have recently read quite some of those, but when I saw the story was about two sisters, I was curious and convinced. As I have a sister myself, I always relate and am instantly drawn to books about sisterhood. Continue reading

Discussion: What do you put in your bookish spreadsheet?

Hello readers!

This post is categorized under “Discussion”, but probably should have its own category of “Help me please”. I am going to start putting the books I review under a spreadsheet, as I would like to collect more information than I can do with WordPress and Goodreads alone. The things is: I am not sure of all the categories I’d like to put! I got some inspiration from this Book Riot post and this Lose Time Reading post.

The idea is to make future lists, statistics and organization easier, both for blogging and personal life. So here are the categories I’ve come up with! Please let me know if you have ideas of what else I should add!


General Info:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Date published
  • Pages
  • Standalone? Y/N
  • Name of series
  • Number in series

Blogging Data:

  • Review posted? Y/N
  • Date review was published
  • Rating
  • ARC? Y/N
  • Genres
  • Recommended? Y/N

Info for Statistics

  • Author gender
  • Author nationality
  • Author POC? Y/N
  • Book setting
  • Date started
  • Date finished
  • How I got the book (bought/received by Netgalley, etc)

Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

To All the Boys Ive Loved Before Janny HanRating: ★★★☆☆

Recommend: Yes

Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance

Add it to your TBR: GoodreadsSkoob

I added this to the list of books I wanted to read this Summer out of sheer curiosity. Like When Dimple Met Rishi, this is a contemporary, young adult novel with lots of romance. I normally don’t gravitate towards this kind of book, but apparently this Summer I did. I like to go through many genres throughout the year if I can, as I’m a firm believer that it’s not that some genres are bad or not for you, it’s just that you need to read the right book.

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How I Choose My Books Tag

I was kindly tagged by Katie from Never Not Reading and by The Living Book Tree to answer this fun tag! Thank you so much! I am pretty excited they tagged me in this one, where we talk about how we choose the books we read/buy. I will be using my Goodreads bookshelf to answer the questions, though, because my books are all spread out in a total of 4 cities and 2 continents, so…

Also, do check their answers for this tag, it’s a really interesting one, I’ve been stalking reading everyone’s answers on it!

Find a book on your shelves or ereader with a blue cover. What made you want to pick up this book?

18710190 Allegiant, by Veronica Roth caught my eye. Honestly, I was not really going to read this series at all – I had watched the movie and found it good, but didn’t see how it would translate to a good book. But then a friend recommended it and offered to lend it to me and I thought – why not? In the end, I enjoyed book #1 a lot, #2 and #3 a little less, but still a quite good read! Continue reading