Read This Month


  1. Frost Like Night (Series Finisher) audiobook
  2. The ABC murders audiobook
  3. Pallokala
  4. Heart of Iron REVIEW ebook
  5. Murder at the Vicarage audiobook
  6. Jane Eyre (Classic-ftM)
  7. A Murder is Announced audiobook


Male/Female author:
         57 crime,
         14 % classsic,
         14 retelling/sci-fi,
         14 % fantasy/magic
       2 632 p
         14 % e-books,
         57 % audio books,
         29 % physical books
          29 sent to me (for honest reviews)

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Heart of Iron : review

Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston

*e-ARC kindly provided by the publisher HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review!*

Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09 - one of the last remaining illegal Metals - has been glitching, and Ana will stop at nothing to find a way to fix him.

Goodreads' link to the book!

Publication: February 27th 2018

Stars: ✦✦✦✦.25
So as usual, I'll tell 4.25 things I liked about the book and 0.75 thing I didn't like.

So what did I think?

First of all I loved Geekerella by Ashley Poston last year and secondly:
robots, space, royalty and battles? What's not to love?
Oh and also it's a retelling of Anastasia. Just throwing that out there - I was excited to dig in.

+1 | The idea. It's new yet old: there's the retelling aspect, but at the same time everything is totally new

+1 | The worldthe sci-fi features were fascinating and refreshing

+1 | Characters: some feisty, funny and adorable. The main character goes for what she wants, and the romances were well plotted out even if predictable

+1 | Gripping: it started with a bang and the action just kept on going.
Also Poston cleverly gave us just enough answers to keep the ever growing questions at bay

-0.75  |  Along the lines of the first point: the retelling brought the problem of expected plot twists,
but the writing was beautiful | +0.25

Bonus tip: Droid Serif is a great font on kindle!

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This Or That Book TAG

Reading on the couch or reading on the bed?
Definitely the bed. It’s where all my late, right before sleeping reading happens. It’s my quiet place.
Main character: Male or Female?
Doesn’t matter, but I tend to gravitate towards female ones, maybe because I feel that I can relate better?
Sweet or salty snacks while reading?
Neither. I don't like eating when I'm reading, not even drinking. Sometimes I have a drink there and forget all about it.
Same goes for movies, depending on the movie though. But if I do have some it needs to be balanced with both. For example I love melting white chocolate on salted popcorn!
Trilogies or quartets?
I sometimes feel intimidated going into a series knowing it has 10 books in it, so I usually have difficulty starting them. Regarding trilogies and quartets, they are basically the same thing to me.
I tend to really love duologies and hate it when a series is supposed to have a certain amount of book and they add on more. It makes me feel like they are just stretching it out because it sold well.
First Person or Third Person POV?
I prefer first person because it's just that more personal. But both can be great, when done well.
Night or morning reader?
Night, right before I go to sleep. Though in the morning I do sometimes read on the bus when going to school.
Libraries or book stores?
I wouldn't say either is better than the other, but where I live it's easiest to find books from online. Before buying a book I haven't read I always do check the library if they have it first, in case I don't like it.
Books that make you laugh or books that make you cry?
I read both, all depending on my mood. Statistically though: laugh.
Black or White book covers?
White. They look so clean on the shelf and stunning in their simplicity and details.
Character driven or plot driven stories?
That's a really tough question. I'm going to go with character, because if they do something interesting out of a stupid decision I'm going to hang on too much to it being a stupid decision. If I don't like the character I'm more likely to dnf the book.


Not Finishing Book Series

This post is going to be a bit of a ramble on why I don't finish book series, and maybe some hints for getting through them...

For updated lists of these check my Goodreads shelves: link
Or semi-updated blog posts: finished series  &  won't continue

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I talk about my dilemma of not finishing book series and have come to some conclusions:

a) I really like it and...
    i) don't want it to end - thus prolonging the reading of the last volume
    ii) reading the books as they are released and not remembering how the previous one went since it         has been a year again
    iii) love it so much I think to myself that there will be a "better time" to read it, when I'm craving          the world, but alas that never comes (mood reading can be a struggle)

b) I feel indifferent towards it and though I keep the series in my TBR I:
    i) forget about it read all the other books I want
    ii) *answer for a) ii applies*

c) I don't like it - won't finish it
    i) but "what if" so I might keep it in my TBR

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Answers to this problem could be:
>Waiting to read a series after all of it is published and then binge reading them all
>Rereading the previous books
>Using ReCaptains for a summary (definitely my go-to!)
>Having a goal each month/year for series to finish (you can check my yearly anticipated reads and etc. for mine)

-mood reading
-too many books in one world
-too long of a time, not being able to read other books
-not loving them as much as I would've if I would've had some sort of anticipation

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Running in the Dark by Sam Reaves : review

Running in the Dark by Sam Reaves

*ARC kindly provided from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!*

> Caption:
The lone witness to [a] gruesome roadside slaying, Abby quickly learns that the quiet town conceals many secret. When another brutal murder takes place, she starts seeing signs that somebody is watching her. And this time, running will not help her hide.

> Publication: February 6th 2018

Goodreads' link to the book!

Stars: ✦✦.5
So as usual, I'll tell 2.5 things I liked about the book and 2.5 thing I didn't like.

So what did I think?

+/- 0.5 | The idea is great. That and the cover was definitely what drew me into it. It is quite a typical thriller regarding to what happens, but since the setting is completely new to the main character, it brought a new layer of mystery

+1 | Entertainment value. It started off really well and I did read it to the end, meaning I definitely wanted to know what happens - which is a great sign for me with thrillers and books in general

+/- 0.5 | I enjoyed the main character, but a lot of characters were introduced in a short span which made me confused heading to the end

-1  |  Like I mentioned in a previous point it started well, but I felt the pace decline

+/-0.5  | The writing I enjoyed, but the ending wasn't as shocking as I'd hoped

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