Summer Break ?

Summer is here, and there will be some scheduling changes, I won't be gone though!

So through June and July I will be posting every second Saturday.
Though the first two weeks of June will have a post and the second week of August won't!
So biweekly from June 9th to August 11th, 5 skips in total

Also on another note, we will start the summer with lots of book reviews, since lots of exciting book are being released.
For example make sure to check out yesterdays Smoke in the Sun review and be on the lookout for Reaper at the Gates, My Plain Jane, Sea Witch and more!

Read on lovelies and have a fantastic summer,


Smoke in the Sun by Renée Ahdieh : Review

Smoke in the Sun by Renée Ahdieh

*ARC kindly provided by the publisher Penguin in exchange for an honest review!*

Publication: June 5th

Finale to The Flame in the Mist (my review here)

Summary for Flame in the Mist:
The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands.

Goodreads' link to the book!

Stars: ✦✦✦
So as usual, I'll tell 4.0 things I liked about the book and 1.0 thing I didn't like.

So what did I think?

+1 | The idea and premise is clever and intriguing. The first one was slightly based on Mulan and I loved that aspect. But in this book we're moving from the forest to the palace

+1 | The characters are so layered and well balanced, and even though there are lots of them they pull you into the book

+1 | World and world building. The story takes place in Japan (with a mini dictionary at the back again!), and Ahdieh has really excelled in transporting us there

+1 | The writing is what I've already come to love with Ahdieh's other books, and she doesn't disappoint!

-1 | There's some magic, like in the first one, but I felt like it was overpowered by politics. I would've preferred more of the former than the latter - but I know lots of readers will love that aspect

Read on lovelies,


Opposite Books TAG

First book in your collection/Last book you bought
i) One of the first ones was Pikkuinen norsutyttö Elli
ii) Last one I bought was the Book of a Thousand Days
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A cheap book/An expensive book
i) If free books don't count then 50 cents from the library
ii) Maybe around 20 euros? I can't say a specific one though
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A book with a male protagonist/One with a female protagonist
i) Batman by Marie Lu
ii) Wonder woman by Leigh Bardugo
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A book you read fast/One that took you long to read
i) Frost Like Night
ii) There's Someone Inside Your House
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Pretty cover/Ugly cover
I have posts for both of these, so check them out!
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A national book/An international book
i) Pallokala starts off in Finland...
ii) ... but then goes to Japan
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A thin book/A thick book
i) How to be an Alien
ii) A non-collection book would be Winter by Marissa Meyer, according to Goodreads
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Fiction book/Non-fiction book
i) The first one on my shelf is Graceling
ii) The first one that comes to mind is What If?
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Very (way too) romantic book/Action book
i) Anna and the French Kiss screems romance, even with it's title
ii) Renegades by Marissa Meyer
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A book that made you happy/One that made you sad
i) Love Life and the List
ii) If I Stay

Read on lovelies,


The Academy by Katie Sise: review

The Academy by Katie Sise

*ARC kindly provided by the publisher Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review!*

Frankie Brooks knows what she wants in life: to become the world's next great fashion editor. But Frankie messes up one too many times and her parents come up with different plans for her future: military school.
    How is she to survive?
As she learns how to cope with impossible military drills and intimidating specialized classes and is maybe even falling for cadet Jack Wattson, can Frankie prove to everyone that being a fashionista doesn't mean she can't succeed?

Goodreads' link to the book!

Stars: ✦✦✦

So what did I think?

I chose the book on a whim since it reminded me of Cadet Kelly. Some Romance, friendships the importance of family and working hard.

After reading I can say it's Legally Blonde but with military aspects instead of law, for young teens.
>> Fun and quick and would recommend to teens interested in the description or the aforementioned movies.

The idea and characters are well executed with the entertainment value great.

Read on lovelies,


Book Haul 2018 Quarter I

I make a TBR post in the beginning of each year and update each read/purchase monthly - 2018 link

All the books I've bought and received - 2018 quarter I:
ARCs received
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1. Wonder Woman
2. Book of a Thousand Days
3. Batman
4. Niemi
5. Soonish, e-sampler
6. Moran Cartoons, e-book
7. The Witch Doesn't Burn in this One, e-book
8. Heart of Iron, e-book
9. My Plain Jane, e-book
10. Sea Witch, e-book
11. To Kill a Kingdom
12. Winter Glass
13. The Academy
14. Not If I Save You First
15. Royals
16. Smoke in the Sun
17. Reaper at the Gates

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Read on lovelies,