The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale | The most magical story I’ve ever had a pleasure to read

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No matter how many books I devour every year, it is incredible to see that there are still books out there that are able to amaze me with beautiful, emotional writing, magical settings, and touching events.

This was my first book by Robert Dinsdale and it definitely won’t be the last one! I am still battling with my inner self whether I should add this book to my 2018 favorites list or not. If I would have a “2018 most memorable reads” shelf, it would automatically earn its place there. Continue reading “The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale | The most magical story I’ve ever had a pleasure to read”

The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller | The most heart-touching middle grade novel!

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What is depression, and how can you explain to your child that her mother is suffering from an illness that even adults sometimes don’t understand?

Natalie is struggling to understand. What happened to her mother that triggered these dark days? Why doesn’t she try better for her, Natalie, to push the darkness away?

Tae Keller’s witty and emotional writing, mixed with a heavy subject, resulted in a perfect book for any ages. Continue reading “The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller | The most heart-touching middle grade novel!”

January & February Wrap Up 2018 | A very slow start to the New Year!

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Is it too late to wish everyone a Happy New Year?! Because I feel like I haven’t done that yet on my blog.  

I had a very slow start this time around. It is taking me forever to sort everything blog and reading related, and get back on track. Which is sad, because I love blogging and everything that comes with it, and when I put it aside, there is a part of me that is missing. But that is a story for another time! Continue reading “January & February Wrap Up 2018 | A very slow start to the New Year!”

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden | Lyrical writing and breathtaking events – Vasya’s  free spirit will never be tamed!

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This year has started very strong. I already added two books to my Favourites 2018 shelf on GoodReads and hope that more and more books will continue to surprise me!

The first installment – «The Bear and the Nightingale» with gorgeous cover (both US and UK editions) was hands down one of the best books I read in 2017. I’ll even dare to say that it might be one of the best books I’ve ever read! So if you have not heard about it, or haven’t picked it up yet (for whatever reason) check my review here to find out all the good things about Katherine Arden’s writing. Continue reading “The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden | Lyrical writing and breathtaking events – Vasya’s  free spirit will never be tamed!”

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin | What if you knew when you were going to die?

Once you read the final line of the book, flip that last page over and close it with satisfying smile on your face, what is usually the first thing that comes into your mind?

Plot twists?

Events that took place at the end of the story?

Or maybe certain characters?

Honestly, I always found plot-driven stories much more enjoyable to read than the ones focused primarily on character development. Only when I finally had a pleasure to read Chloe Benjamin’s writing, I discovered the incredible world where the separation of plot-driven vs character-driven ceased to exist! Continue reading “The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin | What if you knew when you were going to die?”

A Time of Dread by John Gwynne

The beloved author of The Faithful and the Fallen series, John Gwynne, has just released the first book of his new series – A Time of Dread (Of Blood and Bone #1), on the 11th of January 2018, and if you have any Christmas gift cards left, make sure to purchase the book as soon as possible!

I haven’t read his first series but was lucky enough to receive the ARC of A Time of Dread from NetGalley and Pan Macmillan. Thank you for giving me this chance to finally familiarize myself with John Gwynne’s writing and completely fall in love with magical and dangerous world of the Banished Lands. Continue reading “A Time of Dread by John Gwynne”

Tarnished City by Vic James |A brilliant continuation to the Dark Gifts series!

Earlier this year I got a chance to read the ARC of «Gilded Cage» the first book in Dark Gifts series by Vic James and was blown away by the political plays, rebellion, magic and a new concept of slavery.

Of course when the second book was published, I had to get my hands on it immediately. And it didn’t disappoint! Continue reading “Tarnished City by Vic James |A brilliant continuation to the Dark Gifts series!”

December TBR 2017 | Books I want to read before the end of the year!

There is only one month left before the end of this year and there are still a huge amount of books I would like to read before the 31st of December. I think it will always be like this , no matter how many books I manage to read each year.

My aim for this December is to prioritize ARCs and all pending reviews! So this is exactly what I will be reading (maybe some Christmasy novels as well). Continue reading “December TBR 2017 | Books I want to read before the end of the year!”

Pax by Sara Pennypacker | An emotional story about the boy and his fox that broke my heart!

I’ve been eyeing this book for a very long time, especially because of this gorgeous cover, but also because one of the main “characters” of the book was a FOX! And animals in books or movies are my utter weakness.

This book was my cover-pick for one of the Booktube-a-Thon 2017 challenges and I devoured it in one day, crying and sobbing throughout the whole narrative. Continue reading “Pax by Sara Pennypacker | An emotional story about the boy and his fox that broke my heart!”

October and November Wrap Up 2017 | Only one month left!

It’s been very long since I sat down and wrote a post for my blog! Too long! But as you all know, life has a tendency to get in the way and ruin your plans. Fear not! No matter how busy December is going to be, I am ready to watch tons of Christmas Movies and type type type on my keyboard, while wrapped up in a cozy robe with a steaming cup of tea by my side.

Alright, alright.. let’s actually start talking about books! Continue reading “October and November Wrap Up 2017 | Only one month left!”

Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda | A perfect YA thriller for darker evenings!

I loved this book! Simple as that. It was such a gripping, dark thriller. Absolutely perfect for Autumn and Halloween. This was my first book by Megan Miranda, but I will definitely pay much more attention to her books from now.  If you have any recommendations, make sure to leave them in the comments below. Continue reading “Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda | A perfect YA thriller for darker evenings!”

Books about Ghosts to Read this Halloween!

The spooky 31st night of October is approaching and there is nothing quite like scary stories to add to the Halloween spirit. Not everyone celebrates this holiday, but each year there are more and more adepts of wearing creepy costumes and eating abnormal amount of candies (thanks to the Americanization!).

Books about ghosts was the obvious choice. After all Halloween began as a pagan holiday – Samhain, when the veil between the world of the living and the dead was so thin, people believed that spirits could cross over. Bonfires and costumes were supposed to ward them off. Continue reading “Books about Ghosts to Read this Halloween!”