One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus | A swirl of never ending secrets!

One of the most anticipated releases of the month of May is finally out and we all get to see a complicated web of lies, secrets and mischief. Was it everything I was expecting and hoping for? Let’s find out! Continue reading “One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus | A swirl of never ending secrets!”

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Classic-a-Month Reading Challenge | March and April Wrap Up

The year started strong with «Pride and Prejudice» by Jane Austen and then February came along with another case of reading slump. Most likely due to me trying to finish «The Book Thief» by Markus Zusak that I started in late August and just not enjoying it at all. It was a great story, but the writing or the Portuguese translation just didn’t get me into the world created by the author, but more about that below. Continue reading “Classic-a-Month Reading Challenge | March and April Wrap Up”

Den of Shadows by Christopher Byford | One of the few books that did not grip my attention at all!

Some books lure you in with pretty blurbs and colourful covers but then the quality of the actual content is still a hit or miss situation. This one was a total and complete miss. It’s been a while since I read a book where I couldn’t find a single thing that I would enjoy. It’s a shame because I really thought I would like it. Let’s see what exactly didn’t lie well with me. Continue reading “Den of Shadows by Christopher Byford | One of the few books that did not grip my attention at all!”

The Series I Started Reading But Didn’t Keep Up With!

This is going to be a long one. Make sure to brew a cup of coffee to keep you awake while powering through a list of ALL OF THE SERIES I’VE STARTED BUT AM YET TO FINISH. To make my (and your) life a little bit easier, I decided to split them to three categories (A) series I am absolutely 100% carrying on with, (B) series I might consider reading in the future, and (C) series I will never pick up again.

I am already scared to begin this crazy revelation because by the end of this post I might end up on BookDepository buying all the books in all the series and we cannot let this happen! Continue reading “The Series I Started Reading But Didn’t Keep Up With!”

Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh | The new series (trilogy?) I already added to my TBR list!

The first time I heard about «Flame in the Mist» by Renée Ahdieh, and I have to be honest here, it did not catch my attention at all. The only thing that interested me was the fact that Renée Ahdieh was already an author to another successful fantasy series (that I unfortunately haven’t read yet! When do I find time to read all of the series I want to read?? When??? )

After a careful thought on the subject and pushing away the terrifying idea of not being able to connect to the Japanese culture, I decided to give it a try. Thank you NetGalley and PENGUIN GROUP Penguin Young Readers Group for the free ARC of this wonderful novel! As always, it in no way affected my opinion on this book. Continue reading “Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh | The new series (trilogy?) I already added to my TBR list!”

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas | Was it too similar to «Throne of Glass»?

I am glad to announce that I finally read the first book of the new (relatively new) Sarah J. Maas series! This was my top priority of April considering that the third book in the series, «A Court of Wings and Ruin», is coming out early in May. I had to see for myself what everyone was raving about and so I did! Continue reading “A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas | Was it too similar to «Throne of Glass»?”

The Leavers by Lisa Ko | A Tragic Story of Deming Guo or a New Life of Daniel Wilkinson?

This was an incredible start to the month of May! I loved this book so much!

It is a captivating life story of Deming Guo and his mother’s immigration into the United States of America. The story telling is not linear, we jump back and forth between characters and between different time periods.

We see the story from Daniel Wilkinson’s point of view, of him struggling to understand what he wants from life, who he wants to be, and then we jump back in time when Daniel was still Deming Guo, living in a poor part of New York with his mom, her boyfriend, his sister and nephew in the tiniest apartment. Continue reading “The Leavers by Lisa Ko | A Tragic Story of Deming Guo or a New Life of Daniel Wilkinson?”

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr |An unbelievable adventure through memories or the tricks of a cruel mind?

I tend to rate the books I read right after I finish them, the memories are vivid, my heart is pounding and I probably just wiped the remaining tears from my cheeks – there is no better moment to decide how much I loved the book.

However, from time to time, after a couple of days, weeks or even months, I go back and change the rating after reflecting on it for a while.

The same happened to this book, I gave it full 5 stars after reading it in one sitting. After few days of constantly thinking: “Was it really that flawless?” I had to change it to 4 stars, and share my thoughts with all of you! Continue reading “The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr |An unbelievable adventure through memories or the tricks of a cruel mind?”