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!”

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Bring Her Home by David Bell |A Breathtaking new thriller!

This is my first experience reading a David Bell book and, honestly, I enjoyed it! For a book of almost 500 pages, it reads very quickly because it is impossible to take a break as there are still so many mysteries to unravel! Continue reading “Bring Her Home by David Bell |A Breathtaking new thriller!”

My most anticipated releases | July 2017

It seems that even Publishers are taking some time off in July, because compared to the previous months, this one will be the quietest of them all!

Or maybe I am just waiting for more Fantasy / Dystopian / Sci Fi books while summer is all about contemporary? I am not sure! What I am sure about, is that there are only 3 books that I would like to get your attention to. Continue reading “My most anticipated releases | July 2017”

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!”

The One by John Marrs | Do you believe in Soul Mates? What if science decided it for you?

How far would you go to find THE ONE?

One simple mouth swab is all it takes.

One tiny DNA test to find your perfect partner – the one you’re genetically made for. Continue reading “The One by John Marrs | Do you believe in Soul Mates? What if science decided it for you?”

The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova | If I could take out all of the good parts and make a book out of it, I would!

There are times when books seem alright at the beginning, then you slowly start to hate every moment of reading it, but afterwards come some parts that you enjoy very much and then an ending you just want to get it over with ASAP, like ripping off a bandage. Maybe you’ve never had such experience before, but I sure have and I am here to share it with you.

«The Shadow Land» is a mystery historical fiction set in Bulgaria, following adventures of young american woman, Alexandra, on her arrival to a foreign country. Continue reading “The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova | If I could take out all of the good parts and make a book out of it, I would!”

Abigale Hall by Lauren A. Forry | Was it a bad idea to read it at night?

Surprisingly this book had already been published, about a year ago, by a different publisher, but this edition was publsihed very recently – on 11th of April!

This is actually my first book by Lauren A. Forry and first “scary psychological thriller” in quite a long time. I read thrillers ALL THE TIME but they are usually not “horror scary”, more like “mystery scary”.  Continue reading “Abigale Hall by Lauren A. Forry | Was it a bad idea to read it at night?”

Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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Book: Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Year: 2012
Rating: ★★★★★ / 5

Oh, Amazing Amy!

This book was an amazing read. The mystery, the drama and most importantly the CHARACTERS. I bow before Gillian Flynn for being able to create something so deep, at some points even disturbing; to be able to switch between characters, between personalities and yet the book felt complete and harmonized.

I absolutely loved LOVED it!

I know it was a late read for me considering that the book was Goodreads Choice Awards winner in 2012, most people have already seen the movie and all the buzz around it has been slowly dying. But anyone who hasn’t had the time or will to pick it up and read it should definitely do it!

Mystery and crime are my favorites genres by far and I have read so many books in this genre, however Gone Girl surprised me on every single page, it was unique and throughout the whole book I’ve never gotten a “I’ve read it before” feeling.

Continue reading “Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn”