New-to-me Authors and Authors I’m giving up on in 2019!

I usually dedicate so much time talking about books, characters, plots, book covers, that the authors, whose valuable time and effort went into all those wonderful books, are left on the side benches waiting for their turn.

This is changing today!

As a way to review my reading in 2018, I compiled 2018 in a Glance page that is already up on my blog. Basically, the idea was the same as last year – to have a graphic representation of a few main information, for example, the total books read, best books of the year, most read genres and so on.

While preparing the end-of-the-year-page, I noticed that I haven’t read that many great books in 2018. However, there were certain authors that were either new to me and I would love to continue reading more from, or authors that were no longer for me, as my reading tastes keep changing every year.

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July TBR 2017 | The month of massive fantasy series! + Reading Poll!

Just like the previous month, I will not be making a TBR list because (A) I am not sure what exactly I want to read and (B) it seemed to work better for me when I didn’t have to follow the list, but instead set up some small goals that I will strive to achieve during the month. Continue reading “July TBR 2017 | The month of massive fantasy series! + Reading Poll!”

March Wrap Up

For me, March was not the best reading month, was always busy at work and at uni and it was hard to squeeze some time for reading in between. But I figured out that I tend to read way more when I have an e-book either on my tablet or on my phone (usually on my phone), as I travel a lot during the week it is easier to pull out your phone and keep reading, sometimes even in classes (don’t tell anyone please!).

I’ve read a total of 7 books and I DNF’d one..

  1. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  4. Stardust by Neil Gaiman (and even watched a movie)
  5. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  6. Kill School: Slice by Karen Carr
  7. Runes by Ednah Walters

Haruki Murakami just wasn’t for me. His short stories told me nothing and it was too boring to continue reading. I am not completely giving up on his writing but I might wait until a more appropriate set of mind before giving him another  chance.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and Kill School by Karen Carr were by far my most favorite books this month. Karen Carr is already working on a sequel and I cannot wait for the next book!

Hope this month brought you some very good reads as well. I would love to know what you’ve read last month and what you are currently reading. Let me know in the comments below.

Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard


Book: Red Queen
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Publisher: Orion Books
Year: 2015
Rating: ★★★★ / 5

«I can’t do anything but steal from people who can actually do things.»

The first advice to anyone who is interested in reading this book is: “Do not read what it says at the back of the book!” I went into it blind and enjoyed it quite a lot guessing who the “Red Queen” was going to be. Once I sat down to write this review I actually read the synopsis at the back and it totally spoiled big part of the story. (Just my personal opinion here)

Victoria Aveyard’s debut novel totally blew everyone away, hitting enormous amount of sales and winning Goodreads Choice Award for the Best Debut Author in 2015. Everyone is still talking about this book and hype just picked up again as the second novel in the series was released in the beginning of 2016.

The world of Reds and Silvers, the huge variety of magic and powers, the friendships and romance kept the story interesting and captivated my attention.

As my advice was to read the book without actually knowing much about it, I won’t present any summarized plots, hope you can forgive me for that. I am not being lazy, just hope you will enjoy it as much as I did or maybe even more!

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