The Way of Kings

The Way of KingsThe Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was so good! It is huge, it is grand, and it is so good.

I cannot help comparing this to The Wheel of Time, and I have to say I like this a lot more. Sanderson really knows how to write something gripping.

To be honest I have no idea how to review this. The story is just so huge. Basically it follows three people on their different journeys, and all of them come in contact with something that shows history didn’t happen the way everyone thinks it did. This will change everything.

You fall for the characters. They are not perfect human beings, but that is what is so appealing. They have their own struggles, beliefs, and prejudices. Their story and growth is one you want to follow.

I listened to this on audiobook and can definitely recommend it. The narrators did an amazing job!


Speak again the ancient oaths,
Life before death.
Strength before weakness.
Journey before Destination.
And return to men the Shards they once bore.
The Knights Radiant must stand again.

Roshar is a world of stone swept by tempests that shape ecology and civilization. Animals and plants retract; cities are built in shelter. In centuries since ten orders of Knights fell, their Shardblade swords and Shardplate armor still transform men into near-invincible warriors. Wars are fought for them, and won by them.

In one such war on the ruined Shattered Plains, slave Kaladin struggles to save his men and fathom leaders who deem them expendable, in senseless wars where ten armies fight separately against one foe.

Brightlord Dalinar Kholin commands one of those other armies. Fascinated by the ancient text named The Way of Kings and troubled by visions of ancient times, he doubts his sanity.

Across the ocean, Shallan trains under eminent scholar and notorious heretic, Dalinar’s niece Jasnah. Though Shallan genuinely loves learning, she plans a daring theft. Her research hints at secrets of the Knights Radiant and the true cause of the war.

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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

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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?