ARC Review: All Things Bright and Strange, by James Markert

All Things Bright and Strange James Markert

Rating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Historical Fiction, Christian, Supernatural

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

It took me a while to decide how I would rate this novel. All Things Bright and Strange is a story set in Bellhaven, a small town in the Southern United States, known for its tolerance and peace between different religions and races. But since the war, things haven’t been the same. Then one day a small chapel is found in the woods, and it brings peace and comfort to the townspeople – but something is not quite right about it, and supernatural forces escape through cracks into the natural world, causing tensions and destruction. Continue reading

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The Sunday Snuggle W4/2018 #TheSundaySnuggle

Hello readers!

Great news – I am back at work since the end of last week. I’ve discussed this a few times already, but for those who don’t know, I had a long medical leave since last year due to mental health issues. I’ve changed medication many times until finding a combination that worked for me, and during those months, I was home (which is also why I was posting so much). But now I am back at work, which might mean that I will have to reduce my frequency of posting, but hopefully I won’t need to! Ideally I will maintain The Sunday Snuggle on Sundays, one post per week for book reviews and one more post with whatever theme I feel like. I will have posts up Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. But we’ll see!

So I went a little crazy on Edelweiss and Netgalley this week. I must have gotten 25 books. Yeah, I know… plus I also bought Beartown and The Extinction Trials at the bookstore to celebrate going back to work. What is self-control? Never heard of it.

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Review: The Power, by Naomi Alderman

The Power Naomi Alderman

Rating: ★★★★★

Genres: Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction, Thriller

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I first saw The Power on the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction, which I follow on Twitter and it had caught my attention before winning – and once it won, I bought the book almost immediately.

The Power is a speculative fiction which tells the story of what would happen if one day, women woke up to have the power to send electricity through their fingers, making them physically stronger than men.  Continue reading

ARC Review: Our Dark Stars, by Audrey Grey and Krystal Wade

Our Dark Stars Audrey Grey Krystal Wade

Rating: ★★★★★

Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Thriller, Romance

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

I am still blown away by this book as I write this review. This was just phenomenal!

Our Dark Stars tells the story of Princess Talia Starchaser, who on her eighteenth’s birthday will confirm her position as the heir to the throne and to her Dynasty, but must also secure her betrothal to Prince Cassian, who she has never met. Cassian is a cruel person, and demands Talia kills her best friend, a companion mock named Ailat who she has known since birth, in front of an expecting crowd. In a fraction of second, Talia must decide what to do, with enormous consequences to her choice. A hundred years later, Mock Captain Will Perrault and his mock crew discover an object floating through space, and when Talia emerges from the container, she is now in their hands.

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The Sunday Snuggle W3/2018 #TheSundaySnuggle

Hello readers!

I am starting a new segment on my blog called The Sunday Snuggle! It’s a mixture of bookish stuff I saw around the blogosphere that I thought was very cool during the week, some books I finished, started etc, some bookish news… you get the drill! It’s a very relaxed post and I hope it works out well! I will be using the hashtag #TheSundaySnuggle to talk about it on Twitter, if you wanna join!

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Review: The Ghostwriter, by Alessandra Torre

The Ghostwriter Alessandra Torre

Rating: ★★★★★

Genres: Contemporary, Mystery

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To be honest, I didn’t know much about the plot when I started reading this book. I had seen it recommended by many fellow book bloggers and highly so, and although I read the synopsis a few times, somehow I completely forgot about it and thought it was a murder mystery. So I was not emotionally ready for the roller coaster it would get my heart through. Continue reading

Cool “Read Now” Books on Netgalley!

Hey readers!

If you are new to Netgalley, or if you are an international blogger and haven’t been approved for books for a while because a lot of books are just not possible for us to Request, but only Wish For but would still like to read some good books, I have a few suggestions! I haven’t read all of those yet, but I have them on my Shelf and have researched a lot on those books’ blurb.

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Herding Cats Sarah AndersenHerding Cats by Sarah Andersen is a cute book full of comics that are so relatable!! Sarah’s work is very cool, cute and honest about adulting, making friends as an adult, being introverted, etc…  Continue reading

Review: The 10-Step Depression Relief Workbook, by Simon Rego PhD and Sarah Fader

The 10-Step Depression Relief Workbook: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach by [Rego PsyD, Simon, Fader, Sarah]

Rating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Non-fiction, Mental Health

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I have received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Depression is part of my life for so long I cannot pinpoint exactly when it started. Last year, it got worse than it’s ever been before, and I’ve needed medical attention and medication to help deal with it. Right now, I am doing therapy, taking medication regularly and paying attention to the symptoms so they never get that bad again. Which is why, when I was offered to read this workbook, I accepted almost immediately. Continue reading

#notall Book Tag

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I got tagged by Katie at Never Not Reading for this really fun tag!! Read her post, it’s very entertaining! It’s the first tag I’m doing this year so I’m glad it’s a cool one that makes you think and break your stereotypes a little. 🙂

#notall Cover Changes – A cover change you liked

I read See What I Have Done last year as an eARC, which had this bird cover at the time. While eerie and simple, I very much liked the final cover with the pear a lot more! It’s still simple, but much more eerie and I also think it’s more relevant to the story!

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