The Sunday Snuggle W23/2018 #TheSundaySnuggle

Hello readers!

I am super super excited this week, I will be reducing my medication soon and my therapy is almost over. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may remember that I had a mental breakdown last year and was still in the process of getting better. I’ve been back to work for a while now and feel almost 100% 🙂 my focus, memory & organizational skills aren’t quite the same yet, but I am sure they’ll be back soon.

I published my Privacy Policy this week! A little bit late, but I put quite some thought into it. Read it if you want to know what kind of information is stored from you when you visit my blog and what is done with it!

Ebooks I bought (I know!! I suck at book buying bans, but it is $0.99!):

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Netgalley books I was approved for:

Audiobooks I got:

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West Cork is rather a Podcast, so I don’t think it fits on my Audible book haul, but it is a very cool non-fiction podcast about this West Cork murder of a French woman (the case is still not solved). So I thought some of you might be interested! You can get it for free if you are an Audible member. Continue reading

My Spring Cleaning Book Unhaul

Hello, readers!

I’ve been recently bitten by the bug of Spring Cleaning, and have been frantically throwing things for donation or directly into the trash. This weekend I included my books on this and, while I actually clean my shelves regularly, I came up with quite a pile:

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(my Wintersong books look so beautiful next to my Court books)

I will not be doing giveaways with these books, because the last one was so recent. So we’ve donated them to the local library, which really needs a boost on their English section, anyway (I didn’t see any YA books!!!). A few of those I’ve given to friends and family. Continue reading

ARC Review: Furyborn (Empirium #1), by Claire Legrand

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Rating: ★★★★★

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

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

Furyborn reads like a classic fantasy story, with elemental magic as many fantasy books go. If you read lots of fantasy, you’ll see many common elements with other books. BUT. This one is so, so good!

Furyborn follows the story of two girls centuries apart. Rielle has the ability to control all seven elements and must go through trials to determine if she is the prophesized Sun Queen who will bring light to the Kingdom, or the Blood Queen, who will bring destruction. Eliana is a bounty hunter with a secret – her body heals itself almost instantly and her bones are stronger than a human’s. She works for the Empire, but the kidnapping of her mother forces her to join the rebels in the hope of rescuing her. Continue reading

The Sunday Snuggle W22/2018 #TheSundaySnuggle

Hello readers!

So, May in Germany is basically a month where you don’t really go to work a lot. This week we had Thursday and Friday off at my workplace, and of course I took the time to read a little! I have 23 books from Netgalley and 15 from Edelweiss… plus the books I bought myself, that is, which I have lost count of. So I definitely needed the extra time to attempt to catch up.

I am still on a book ban, which failed this week. But those books look amazing, so no regrets:

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I read the Bernard Cornwell’s Winter King trilogy back when I was a teen and I loved it, but his books tend to be too similar to each other, so I haven’t quite read anything since. But this one is about William Shakespeare’s brother and sounds so cool and intriguing! Also, I love the title, Fools and Mortals.

Neverworld Wake is from the author of Night Film, so it was an auto-buy for me.

The Anne Frank book is the illustrated version, so I risked getting the German edition. I need to practice German anyway, plus it would be truer to the original.

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I was disappointed they didn’t have Exile (from The Extinction Trials), but my bookstore is very limited in its English books, so it wasn’t a surprise… BUT THEN. The next day it was there!

I also received this book for reviewing, and I am so excited to read it:

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Also, Riveted has a bunch of really cool books for free this month!! I’ll read Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe! If there’s time I might read The Unexpected Everything… thoughts?

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AND LASTLY, BUT NOT LEAST…

Victoria @ Wanderer’s Pen has a “So Your Character Is…” series which aims to break stereotypes, and she invited Thai @ Read Breathe Repeat and me to write about Brazil!! The post turned out awesome and I’d love it if you guys read it! There are also many other posts from her series posted which are such a great read!

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Underrated YA Books Recommendations #1

Hello book lovers!

Today I am giving you guys a few recommendations on YA books I have read and really enjoyed, but I don’t see people talking about much! Some of these don’t even get to 1000 ratings on Goodreads (!!!), although they are so, so good. I love discovering hidden gems, so please leave in the comments recommendations of books (doesn’t have to be YA) that are underrated and you love.

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Airman by Eoin Colfer

Oh, this book is so awesome! I read it when I was a teen, and it quickly became my favorite book. It was so different from other YA and children’s books I had read, with a touch of steampunk that I now realize was what attracted it to me so much. It’s set in 1890, and Conor is a boy who loves the science of flight. One day, when he discovers a plot to murder the king, he is branded as the actual traitor and sent to the mines as punishment. His only way out of the mines is to find a way to fly and set things right… Continue reading