Double Review: Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen

Dear readers,

today my boyfriend and I will be reviewing Sense and Sensibility! Woohoo! He’s a bookworm too, as you guys might know by now, and we both like Jane Austen (I think… or so he tells me), so I thought it’d be fun to do a double review!

Naty’s Rating: ★★★★

Genres: Classics, Romance

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Mini-Review: The Extinction Trials, by S. M. Wilson

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Rating: ★★★★★

Genres: Fantasy, Thriller, Young Adult

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This book came out on January 1st, but it might already be one of the coolest books of the entire year! The best thing? The sequel is already out! I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

The blurb about this book says that it’s a mixture of Jurassic Park and The Hunger Games. And it kind of is! Stormchaser decides to take part in the contests for going to Piloria, the land where dinosaurs live. Her own country is heavily overcrowded, and the people who pass the contest must survive for a whole week in Piloria. Not many people returned the years before. But Stormchaser is sure that this is her chance to change her life for better and to have an adventure. Continue reading

Review: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton

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Rating: ★★★★★

Genres: Mystery

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So, it seems that this book is titled “The 7 1/2 Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” in the US, and that was the version I had requested on Netgalley and got approved for. Then, because somehow I had convinced myself that 7 1/2 was a sequel, I bought The Seven Deaths myself as soon as it came out in my bookstore. By the time I realized my mistake, I had no regrets – the book is incredible and I’m glad I own a finished copy! Continue reading

ARC Review: My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies #1), by The Lady Janies

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Rating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Historical Fiction, Young Adult

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

When I read My Lady Jane, I immediately wanted to pick up this book!! Since I hadn’t read Jane Eyre yet, I made it my goal to read first the classic novel, and then read this book. So, literally one day after finishing Jane Eyre, I immediately started it.

My Plain Jane tells the story of Jane Eyre, but with a few twists. For one, Jane can see ghosts and this ability has gotten her into much trouble in the past, so she hides it. But, when a society that gets rid of troublesome ghosts finds out about her powers, they’ll do anything to hire her. There’s just one problem… Jane is in love with Rochester and doesn’t want to leave him.

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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!

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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

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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eARC Review: The Last Thing I Saw, by Alex Sinclair

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Rating: ★★★☆☆

Genres: Thriller

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The Last Thing I Saw is a thriller that does keep you reading! I read this in one day during a long, long trip and it kept me both wide awake and entertained!

This is the story of Emma, who wakes up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there or what happened the day before. She soon realizes it’s a mental institution, and that her husband and son refuse to visit her. As she tries to put the pieces together, she also cannot forget the last thing she saw the day everything changed: a pair of black, cold eyes. Continue reading

Review: Shadowsong (Wintersong #2), by S. Jae-Jones

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Rating: ★★★★★

Genres: Dark Fantasy, Retelling,

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Shadowsong is the second book of the Wintersong duology, and its tone is much darker than the first one. Here, after Elisabeth has escaped the Underground, we see how it goes six months later, as she has no news of her brother in Vienna and her grandmother goes madder and madder by the day. The death of her father is a big blow to the family, and leaves nothing but debt and pain to the family. Elisabeth cannot forget the Goblin King, her immortal lover, and there are signs everywhere that the barriers between the Underground and the world above are becoming thinner, which she hopes she can fix. Continue reading

Review: The Falcon Flies Alone (Falcon Trilogy #1), by Gabrielle Mathieu

the falcon flies alone gabrielle mathieuRating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Young Adult, New Adult, Fantasy

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I have been in the mood lately to read fantasy, so this set quite nicely with my mood! Especially because it’s set in Switzerland and Germany, which makes it so much more appealing for me.

When Peppa wakes up, she’s naked on the top of a roof. She has an awful memory about a bloody attack and turning into a falcon – but surely that was a dream? When she becomes suspect of a terrible murder in a small Swiss village, Peppa must find courage and uncover secrets about her family and herself that ended into that gruesome murder. Continue reading