Nyxia by Scott Reintgen | Simply one of the best Sci-fis I’ve ever read!

That is correct! I read what turned out to be one of the best Sci-fi books I’ve ever had a chance to get my hands on! Even though I read this back in June of this year (Thank you NetGalley and Crown Books for the ARC!), I still cannot stop thinking about it. Continue reading “Nyxia by Scott Reintgen | Simply one of the best Sci-fis I’ve ever read!”

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Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward | When multiple PoVs ruin the reading experience

Whenever I cannot figure out how to start a review, I browse GoodReads reviews for some inspiration. My opinion on the book is already set in stone and there is no risk to get influenced by other people’s thoughts. However, sometimes it turns out to be far from the best idea.

The majority of reviews for «Sing, Unburied, Sing» are all very positive, 5-star ratings and tons of praises. This made me a little bit apprehensive about my own feedback. But fear not! As I actually have some solid reasons behind my relatively low rating! Continue reading “Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward | When multiple PoVs ruin the reading experience”

Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls | A must-read YA, introducing the suffragette movement to the younger generation

«’It isn’t just about me,’ she said. ‘It’s about us all! All women! How can women live like this? How can women like Mother just go on – not caring?’»

You know how sometimes we read this, seemingly an amazing, book. It covers so many meaningful subjects; has great characters and plot, but for some reasons you are just not feeling it. I’m not sure if that happened to you before, but it certainly is a rare occurance for me and makes my “blogging” life so much more complicated!

I will try to dissect my feelings as thoroughly as possible and maybe we can actually find a reason behind my “low enjoyment level” for this novel. Continue reading “Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls | A must-read YA, introducing the suffragette movement to the younger generation”

My rating system | Does it really work?

This is a very long-coming post. Usually, when people start a book blog, rating protocol is one of the first things they think about. Afterall, that is what you will be doing for the most part of the blog – reviewing and rating books. On almost every blog you can find the rating system and its explanation to help people situate themselves within the wide array of stars, roses, tea cups and other symbols picked by thousands of book bloggers.

It took me over a year to figure out what exactly I want my ratings to represent. Continue reading “My rating system | Does it really work?”

Just Another Week in Suburbia by Les Zig | What do you do when life gets crazy?

This was purely a request on a whim, I even read the excerpt (which I usually never do) before requesting this book. The first couple of paragraphs completely caught my attention and there was no turning back.

I am so happy for NetGalley suggestions, sometimes it feels like the website knows me better than I do. Continue reading “Just Another Week in Suburbia by Les Zig | What do you do when life gets crazy?”

Mr. 60% by Clete Barrett Smith | You do what you need to survive. But do the means justify the ends?

This was a very random pick on NetGalley and I am very glad that I got the chance to read the ARC. Also, I am quite surprised not seeing many people talking about it or even mentioning it in their posts. Definitely, give this one a try if you have a chance. Why? you might ask.

Let’s see! Continue reading “Mr. 60% by Clete Barrett Smith | You do what you need to survive. But do the means justify the ends?”

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!”