400th Post

This right here is my 400th post(!), and I still can't believe that that is how many I've done!

I started in October 2013 with five reviews back to back (Graceling, Hunger Games, Gallagher Girls, Throne of Glass, Infernal Devices - all the ones everyone were reading). Actually, maybe I should go back and re-read Graceling and see how a review now would compare to my very first one? I'll put it into my thinking cap.

Then in 2014 I had a whopping 97 posts, with 12 alone in July! I started out with posts twice a week, T5W's (Top 5 Wednesdays) were here for a while.

Now it's just every other Saturday, a comfortable amount to me, with everything else going on. I haven't wanted to stop - and don't plan on for a while - even though my reasons to continue aren't all the reasons why I started.

I wrote about why I started in my very first post, and made another post four years later "Revamping an old Post" (link here). If you've read that post, then you know what I mean when I say thank you. Thank you for reading, even though it's not what I initially even really wanted. Yet here we are 400 posts later.

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The Guest List : review

Book by Author


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

A wedding celebration turns dark and deadly in this deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie from the author of The Hunting Party.

The bride ‧ The plus one ‧ The best man ‧ The wedding planner ‧ The bridesmaid ‧ The body

Goodreads' link to the book!

Stars: ✦✦✦✦.5
So as usual, I'll tell 4.5 things I liked about the book and 0.5 thing I didn't like.

So what did I think?

+1 | The idea and premise was immediately intriguing. Honestly the plot got me at Agatha Christie

+1 | The writing with the atmosphere on the island fitting the story perfectly

+1 | The suspense and mystery was executed really well with jumps to the past to pace the story

+0.75 | The ending. Everything made sense in the end, just the way I love in mysteries. Sure there were things that I guessed and saw coming, but I did get to feel surprised as well

+0.75 | The characters. There were many but the main ones were distinct enough. The changing pov made sense for pacing and it made me speed through

-0.5 | The book had some adult themes, and at times I felt like some were just thrown in

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Opposite Books TAG

Opposite Books Tag

1. First book in your collection/Last book you bought.
- At least one of the very first ones was Elli, which my grandmother used to read me, and I still have it.
- The last book I actually bought myself would be an illustrated Harry Potter book.

2. A cheap book/An expensive book.
- The cheapest ones on my book were free if that counts, and the most expensive is actually the illustrated Harry Potter book which I answered for n.1 even though it was on sale.

3. A book with a male protagonist/One with a female protagonist.
- First female one to come to mind is Cinder, and for male I actually had to think about it and then felt stupid because, again, Harry Potter.

4. A book you read fast/One that took you long to read.
- The Wayward Children series is a super quick one, and classics take me longer to read.

5. Pretty cover/Ugly cover.
- The foil editions of the Hunger Games and then maybe the original covers for The Naturals (very happy they remade them, even though my editions now don't match)

6. A national book/An international book.
- I live in Finland and mainly read English, therefore the latter is basically everything I read. For Finnish books though Pallokala is for some reason the first to pop into my head even though I don't even own it anymore.

7. A thin book/A thick book.
- According to Goodreads the shortest book I own is Winter (827) and the shortest Statistical Probability of Love at first Sight (215).

8. Fiction book/Non-fiction book.
- Cheaper by the Dozen and for non-fiction the Hunger Games.

9. Very (way too) romantic book/Action book.
- The Kiss Quotient (a great romance, but some parts weren't exactly necessary to me) and Renegades.

10. A book that made you happy/One that made you sad.
- We Should Hang Out Some Time for happy and Dear John for sad, like the title already says.

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