Circus, monsters and curiosities

Hello, guys. I’ve got my first review of 2017 for you! If you like supernatural creatures, curious carnivals, deadly monsters and a bit of romance then this books is just for you.

freeks-coverFreeks by Amanda Hocking

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I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Mara is traveling with her mother and the rest of the carnival to yet another location where they are promised a nice check of money for the entertainment they can provide. What could go wrong in this little, seemingly friendly if a bit strange town?

It seems quite a lot. Starting with some strange vision, disappearing member of the troop and a brutal attack on another. But there are also good things in this town, especially for Mara. Or rather one thing that’s of particular interest to Mara – a rather interesting guy with a curious glint in his eyes. Continue reading “Circus, monsters and curiosities”

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The boring, the bad and the dnf’d

Now that I shared with you my favorite books of the year it’s only fair to list some of the books that I found lacking… The good part is I’ve got all of these books for free one way or another, so no money lost at least ;). Maybe I should split them by source… Oh, and yet again, there’s no specific order, these are simply all the books bellow 2,5 stars and some DNF’s

Some of you will have a completely different opinion about these books, but I can’t help it if I don’t like them, so live with it 😉 and feel free to share your thoughts!

The big unknown [Amazon freebies] 

Some of these $0 books look so tempting and it’s so easy to click and upload them to your Kindle. Some of them are even great, but I haven’t found any this year. Instead, I found few really uninteresting stories.

Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse Harper LinCappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse by Harper Lin
cozy mystery, humor, contemporary

It might’ve been a fun read if the story progressed a bit faster into the mystery area, instead we’ve got two characters apparently trying to hang out and first glimpses of any mystery started at around page 70… DNF. Continue reading “The boring, the bad and the dnf’d”

2016’s goodies – the books I fell in love with

Looking back at my favorite reads from this year I have to say I’m rather surprised. Most of the books on that special shelf were from Fantasy genre and now I’ve got surprisingly many Sci-Fi novels. And it seems I’ve discovered a new love for cozy mysteries, especially by one author :D.

I wanted to make this list a “top-something” list (and surprisingly I’ve got 10 books to present, so it might’ve worked), but I can’t decide on the order, so instead I’ll just show off the few super-awesome books that really grabbed me this year and only this year – no re-reads.

A bit of a warning – this post is all about positive thoughts! There will be no whining, complaining, etc 😉

lightLight by Rob Cham
graphic novel, fantasy, children book, adventure

An adorable and lovely graphic novel without words and yet with a complete story and cute characters. I still want plushies of both characters! I should learn to sew… Continue reading “2016’s goodies – the books I fell in love with”

Post apocalyptic writer and a vampire prince

Kingdom of AshesKingdom of Ashes (Nightfall #1)
by Elena May

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I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

In a world, where vampires took over a weather-controlling device, people were reduced to small groups of resistance that hide and try fighting for their survival. They’re becoming desperate. Hiding in caves, away from the sun is slowly killing them. The only way to win is to kill the vampire prince and try to take over the Weather Wizard.

Myra’s mission is simple – ambush and kill the vampire leader. She volunteers for the task to prove she can be useful and strong. Their plan seemed to be good, but it would be way too easy if it all worked out, would it?
Now Myra is prince’s prisoner.
Why wasn’t she killed or tortured for information about the resistance? The answer’s simple – she’s a writer. Grant it, she’s got a lot to learn to become a good one, but there’s one thing you loose while becoming a vampire – an ability to create.

It was hard to believe this was Elena May’s first published novel. Her style was very appealing, I couldn’t put the book down. I loved the moments when Vlad thought Myra how to enhance her writing skills, I loved the twisted Sheherezad reference :). I didn’t mind the weird bloody scenes [after all, these are vampires we’re talking about]. The twists, Vlad’s plotting, and planning, all the support characters – I liked it all. Continue reading “Post apocalyptic writer and a vampire prince”