Genre Overdose | How resistant are you to reading books of the same genre consecutively?

Did this ever happen to you? I am 100% sure I am not the only one who gets a hangover from reading books of the same genre over and over again. However, if I am the one and only, then let’s talk about it anyway! It’s nice to get things off your chest, especially bookish things.

Honestly, I never had this problem before. I used to read only crime and thrillers over and over and over again! And it was just very enjoyable.

I thought I’d take you on a journey today through my bookish phases and maybe you will be willing to share yours in the comments down below! Continue reading “Genre Overdose | How resistant are you to reading books of the same genre consecutively?”

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff | Immersive and unconventionally written Sci-fi you MUST read!

Never have I ever… read a sci-fi book THAT good!
Never have I ever… heard about anything similar!
Never have I ever… seen such an unconventional story-telling!

The list can go on! If you read «Illuminae» before, why don’t you join the game in the comments down below?

I knew I would love this novel, however I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did and I was slightly worried about the way the story is told, a little bit apprehensive that I won’t be able to connect with the characters. But fear not! It was truly a unique reading experience that I intend to repeat as soon as possible – «Gemina» will be just as great! Continue reading “Illuminae by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff | Immersive and unconventionally written Sci-fi you MUST read!”

The Last Days of Summer by Vanessa Ronan | A handful of contradicting thoughts!

Recently, it has been very difficult for me to rate several books. As it hasn’t been just one one occasion, it got me thinking – is there a problem with the books I pick up or with me?

For almost a year now I’ve been meaning to refine/define my rating system. It would help me out during these inner struggles and would also provide more information for you, guys, on what a 3-star rating actually means to me. But everytime I sit down to think about my ratings and what they mean to me, there are so many factors usually involved that it is hard to explain in a few words. Therefore, I decided to do something different and insert a Pros / Cons table at the end of my review! Continue reading “The Last Days of Summer by Vanessa Ronan | A handful of contradicting thoughts!”

Most Anticipated Releases | August 2017

Publishers are slowly awakening from their summer holidays and that means we will receive more and more amazing titles each month! I feel like August will be a great month when it comes to new releases. I am definitely looking forward to a handful of them! Continue reading “Most Anticipated Releases | August 2017”

Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith by Shaun Hume | Incredible writing, unfortunately, was not enough

There is probably not a single person out there who read and didn’t like «Harry Potter». J.K. Rowling created one of the most innovative fantasy stories of her time. When it was first released, I was only 6 years old and it was much later, when the story was finally translated to Russian and I was of age to read it that I picked it up.

Everyone talked about it, everyone watched the movies and waited years for the conclusion of this epic adventure. Continue reading “Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith by Shaun Hume | Incredible writing, unfortunately, was not enough”

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell |Where I didn’t like Eleanor… Park was alright though!

Rainbow Rowell’s books will always hold a very special place in my heart.  2016 was the year of everything happening at once (good and bad) and one of the greatest things I’ve done last year was starting my blog and devouring «Fangirl» in one sitting, and I have been obsessed with her novels ever since.

After reading three of her contemporary novels, I was expecting «Eleanor and Park» to be just as warm and lighthearted. Oh, how wrong was I! Continue reading “Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell |Where I didn’t like Eleanor… Park was alright though!”

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare | Disappointment is a light way of phrasing it!

Where do I even begin?! Last summer, around the same time, I read and fell in love with the new series by Cassandra Clare, more specifically «Lady Midnight» the first book in the Dark Artifices series. Being a fan of the Shadowhunter world for so long, I could have never imagined that a time would come when I didn’t like a book written by Cassandra Clare. Continue reading “Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare | Disappointment is a light way of phrasing it!”

Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica | What secrets do YOU keep from your loved ones?

This month I’ve been very lucky with the books I picked up, quite a lot of them turned out to be 4 and 5 star reads. «Every Last Lie» by Mary Kubica was no exception. When I finished this book I had to take a little break because (A) there were still tears running down my cheeks and (B) the novel was so intense and made me feel so many different emotions that I sat down for a little bit just to gather my thoughts and taking a few deep breaths. Continue reading “Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica | What secrets do YOU keep from your loved ones?”