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.


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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!

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Merlin Watch Along – S02E09: The Lady of the Lake

Another episode of Merlin. Another very well-written episode of Merlin. Another episode that sets some building blocks to the groundwork. I hope you liked it as much as I did.


Cassiopeia

Prepare to have your heart broken. A druid girl caged, Merlin Saving her. She’s someone he doesn’t have to hide from. Oh this story is so beautiful…

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Freya and Merlin

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The Unique Blogger Award

How many awards are there flying around the blogisphere? I love it! Thank you so much for nominating me Closet Readers ♥

The unique blogger award


Who is your book best friend?

I’m supposed to pick one? I’d love to be friends with Ka-Poel (The Powder Mage Trilogy), Celaena Sardothien (Throne of Glass), Kitiara uth Matar (Dragonlance Chronicles), Hermione Granger (Harry Potter) or Nynaeve al’Meara (The Wheel of Time), but I don’t think I’m even close to badass enough to befriend them. If I had to chose one, I’d go for Hermione, I feel that we probably have the most in common.

Who is your book family?

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I GOT TICKETS FOR CURSED CHILD ♥

Fourth time’s a charm! (or how does it go? 😉 )

I seriously cannot believe it. I will be going to London next year to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in the Palace Theatre. I. Will. See. The. Play!! Oh this is such a wonderful day! Spent the morning taking water samples cold, snowy and windy weather. Then the release happened whilst in the lab and I just left everything and joined the queue. 55 minutes later I had payed for the tickets and almost started crying!

Now I am just trying to calm myself, tell everyone I know and not start crying. I’ve been such a fan since my dad read the first book to me when I was 6 years old. Cannot wait for summer 2018.


My review of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
(Special Rehearsal Edition)

Of Fire and Stars

Of Fire and StarsOf Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a debut? We have a new amazing author to follow!

I think everyone has heard about this book, it fells like it’s been everywhere on BookTube and BookBlogs. The princess being betrothed to a prince but falling for his sister. But there is a lot more going on in these pages. Magic, mistrust & murder. It is the beginning to something bigger.

This book had flirted with me since it arrived from BookDepository, and the hours before I went home for Easter I picked it up and read the first few chapters. I was hooked! But I have so many other books I’m reading atm that I didn’t bring it with me during Easter. And now after, I just had to finish it!

This is a beautiful story about love and intrigue, the only things I had some minor issues with was some of the male characters, I would have wanted them to feel more multidimensional and not portrayed mainly as bad guys, and the ending. There Coulthurst only told us what had happened instead of putting us in the moment of it happening. (I read a blogpost about this not long ago and since then I’ve really started to notice it.)

The best thing was the two main characters, Denna and Mare. Two very strong women who’ve chosen very different paths even though they share origin. They both experience character development, much due to learning from each other. The best thing with them was that you got to see that not only the Katniss (The Hunger Games) / Celaenea (Throne of Glass) type of female is strong, but also the physically weaker can be as strong (and not only because of magic, even if that helps).

Anyway, the characters are relatable, the story interesting and the writing easy. If you feel in the mood for something like that, definitely pick this book up! It gets you hooked.


“Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile lands. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.”

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