Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott | A very controversial subject. Was it appropriate for YA audience?

Sometimes it feels like authors have gone too far. I believe that YA is separated from Adult for a reason, not just because the characters fall into a certain age category but also because there are certain issues, subjects and problems that can be brought up in Adult literature and need to be carefully presented, if at all, in YA.

This one of those books. Continue reading “Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott | A very controversial subject. Was it appropriate for YA audience?”
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Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi | An astounding tale that sweeps through generations

It is undeniable that «Homegoing» must be included in school literature program! Yaa Gyasi created the most emotional novel. It all started with two half sisters, Effia and Esi, in XVIII century Ghana and then followed generation after generation until our days, and saw the true power of family, of the past, of history.

I would not be lying if I said that I’ve never read anything more beautiful, heart-wracking and touching. She was able to grip my heart and shatter it times and times again, as every new generation went through a series of struggles, poised by the historical settings at that particular time. Continue reading “Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi | An astounding tale that sweeps through generations”

Weycombe by G.M. Malliet | The importance of cohesive fact introduction

I’m not an author and I’m not trying to be one, so it’s very difficult for me to criticise books on the styles they were written in. But, ultimately, I am the audience. I read the blurb, I liked it, I was intrigued by it and decided to dedicate my time to reading a particular novel. And there are often times when the writing style or certain writing quirks don’t work for me as well as they do for others, and I find it my duty to share these moments with you!

«Weycombe» is similar one of those cozy, detective movies set in a small town in a middle of nowhere. The community is so tiny, everyone knows each other and such strong events as murder usually reveals a whole lot more gossip than we expected! Continue reading “Weycombe by G.M. Malliet | The importance of cohesive fact introduction”

October TBR | More reading goals and New Instagram feed!

Somehow I’ve already read three books this month. Does it mean that I am finally over my reading slump? Or will it haunt me forever from the shadows?

Let’s stay positive and hope that I will get through all of the books from my Autumn reading list and more! Continue reading “October TBR | More reading goals and New Instagram feed!”

The Comic Book Story of Video Games: The Incredible History of the Electronic Gaming Evolution by Jonathan Hennessey, Jack McGowan

One of my passions (other than reading and blogging of course) is gaming. I admit that I do not play as much as I used to and in the last few years I barely can call myself a gamer at all! But the passion is still there and «The Comic Book Story of Video Games» sounded very appealing to me! Continue reading “The Comic Book Story of Video Games: The Incredible History of the Electronic Gaming Evolution by Jonathan Hennessey, Jack McGowan”

September Wrap Up | Not the greatest reading month!

The second half of 2017 has been very slow in terms of reading. I powered through many books in the beginning of the year and then it all started to go down hill. I have been reading but I don’t feel like I’ve been reading enough, if that makes sense.

First of all, let’s take a look at my September goals that I set up for myself in the beginning of the month: Continue reading “September Wrap Up | Not the greatest reading month!”

Select by Marit Weisenberg | Sci-Fi? Paranormal romance?? Urban fantasy?? I need help classifying this novel!

I’ll stick with paranormal romance for now, although I think this can be a mix of all three sub-genres that I mentioned above. When it comes to Paranormal Romances, I am always slightly apprehensive because (1) they can be too “honey sweet” for my taste and (2) I end up wanting more paranormal and less romance. Continue reading “Select by Marit Weisenberg | Sci-Fi? Paranormal romance?? Urban fantasy?? I need help classifying this novel!”

The Fall Time, Cozy Time | Book Tag & Another Autumn Inspired Post

Here I am with yet another Autumnal post, because it’s still 30 degrees Celsius in Portugal and I am desperate for some Autumn weather. I stockpiled tons of candles, blankets and cozy socks, but the weather does not allow me to enjoy them to their fullest potential.

And lately, being in a reading slump, I feel like gloomier days will put me in a better reading mood. I’ve been trying everything to get myself excited about reading again and a much awaited rain session might do just that! Continue reading “The Fall Time, Cozy Time | Book Tag & Another Autumn Inspired Post”