Fata Morgana

Fata MorganaFata Morgana by Steven R. Boyett & Ken Mitchroney

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Publication date: June 13th 2017

I got an ARC of this through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was a very up and down read. It started off shakily to then develop into something very promising. Then it fell again but managed to finish off in a decent way.

The story follows a crew on a bomber plane during World War II. They are sent on a mission over Nazi Germany but something goes wrong and they find themselves stranded in another world. A world struggling with its own problems.

I liked the concept of the story and was intrigued to read something set during WWII. The more relaxed chapters were really good, but as soon as there were action I just lost focus. Something about the writing style couldn’t grip me while a lot was going on. This meant that the beginning with the bombing and the end with the climax just didn’t deliver.

I liked the characters and the relationships between them. It was quite a big cast and the introductions brief, but it still did well and you came to like all of them.

In conclusion, it was a decent read but I won’t pick it up again.

At the height of the air war in Europe, Captain Joe Farley and the baseball-loving, wisecracking crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress Fata Morgana are in the middle of a harrowing bombing mission over East Germany when everything goes sideways. The bombs are still falling and flak is still exploding all around the 20-ton bomber as it is knocked like a bathtub duck into another world.

Suddenly stranded with the final outcasts of a desolated world, Captain Farley navigates a maze of treachery and wonder—and finds a love seemingly decreed by fate—as his bomber becomes a pawn in a centuries-old conflict between remnants of advanced but decaying civilizations. Caught among these bitter enemies, a vast power that has brought them here for its own purposes, and a terrifying living weapon bent on their destruction, the crew must use every bit of their formidable inventiveness and courage to survive.

Fata Morgana—the epic novel of love and duty at war across the reach of time.


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The Emoji Book Tag

So I was tagged by Blame it on Chocolate a month ago, but as I’ve said before, better late than never 😀 You’re supposed to choose five emoji that you either like or use frequently, and match them with books. Sounds very easy to me but let’s see how it goes!

Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes on Apple iOS 10.2

The grinning emoji

This is definitely one of my favourite and most used emoji. It is just so happy! So I’ll chose one of the books that has made me laugh the most – How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell.

how to train your dragon

Neutral Face on Apple iOS 10.3

Neutral face emoji

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Finding My Way Back

Bildresultat för determination

This picture really feels like me at the moment. The last week I have had no motivation to blog. Crazy last week with the last week on campus before summer. Labs every day and trying to meet everyone before people before leaving. Then May 1st happened and after a short night work started. Then long days and last weekend driving a total of 600-700 km. That’s like halfway across the country. This has lead to not time and energy to blog. It’s just been uphill, and those stairs have been awful!

So what have I done?

  • Working 8 hour days
  • Watching Pretty Little Liars
  • Reading:
    • Finished: First Days by C.L. Stone
    • Finished: Meeting Sang: Kota by C.L. Stone
    • Meeting Sang: Victor by C.L. Stone
    • Friends vs. Family by C.L. Stone
    • The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan
    • Fata Morgana by Ken Mitchroney and Steven Boyett
    • A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
    • Audiobook: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
  • Doing the last school stuff. Last exam tomorrow and I’m free!

As you can see I cannot settle for one book at the moment. PLL takes a lot of time as well and I only have two episodes left of the first season. But I finally start feeling relaxed and my motivation is getting back. So now when summer… hrrmm…. is coming, I will get back into this!

(Check the video to see what even the meteorologists think of the weather in Finland atm.)

April 2017 Wrap Up

Didn’t finish a single book on my tbr, which also means my April Arc ReadAThon totally failed. Anyway, I finished 3 books, which means it is getting better than February-March. And with summer coming I will have more free time (I hope) to read. So these are the books I read:

What did you read this month?

May 2017 TBR

So since I didn’t finish any of the books on my last tbr, they will appear here again + one more. But let’s start with the books I’d like to finish. I have so little left in them so it shouldn’t be a problem.

Books I’d like to finish

The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan  I should seriously finish this one. It just drags so much! Almost 400 pages in and I just get stuck. The second book in this series (Wheel of Time) was definitely the best one so far. Hopefully this one will get going soon.

Fata Morgana by Steven R. Boyett and Ken Mitchroney – This is one of the ARCs I had planned to read this month. 70% done, it as had some good moments, but I still haven’t finished it. Close to the end though 🙂

First Days by C.L. Stone – Got the first book (Introductions) for free and have to say this has become something of a guilty pleasure. There are so many flaws, but I cannot help but like it! Very much nothing like what I usually read.


Icefall: Episodes 1-6 by Walt Stone and Mica Stone – If this book isn’t good I’ll be more than disappointed! I have such high hopes for it. The cover and synopsis really have me sold. *Applause to the publisher.*

Nomadplaneten by Emanuel Blume – This is one of the certain reads this month. A Swedish sci-fi debut with a Swedish-Kenyan scientist as the main protagonist. A little out of my comfort zone, but I have high hopes.

Salem’s Curse by Sydney Bristow – This I think might fall a little bit under the same umbrella as “First Days”, it might be a guilty read. Something about it makes me think that. But I really feel like reading something like that.

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas – WHEN I GET THIS BOOK I’LL PUT EVERYTHING ELSE DOWN! This is probably my most anticipated book of the year. It is on its way to me from BookDepository, and it cannot get here soon enough.

So many books. I’ve (almost) finished the semester so now I just have summer job = more free time for reading. High hopes in other words!