Sunday, August 30, 2015

Trailer for Mockingjay part 2 is here!

I am so excited! I just watched this and I got goosebumps. I wish November was here already!

What do you think of the trailer? Are you excited for the movie? :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Book Review: Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

Title: Black Ice
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Thriller
Pages: 400
Published: October 7th, 2014

SummaryBrit Pheiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn't prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants;but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage.

Britt is forced to guide the men off the mountain, and knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. The task is made even more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that have taken place there and in uncovering this, she may become the killer's next target.

But nothing is as it seems, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy? Or an ally? - Goodreads


Review: (Spoiler-free)

So. Black Ice is written by Becca Fitzpatrick, the woman behind the Hush Hush- series, which just happens to be one of the few book-series that I've seriously fangirled over in my still-short life. I was an early fan too - twelve-year-old me bought the first book the very week it came out in stores and I loved it instantly. As you probably guessed, reading her new book was not a choice for me. We've all been there, one time or another. 

But, let's cut to the business. In terms of content, Black Ice and Hush Hush are different. This read contains nothing supernatural, but as the synopsis hints of, it does offer other chilling aspects. Such as murderers running wild on a mountain and really bad weather, which mixes well on paper if you ask me. There's a love-story as well, which fits right in. All in all, I enjoyed the story.

"They say that when you're about to die, your life flashes before your eyes. They never tell you that when you watch someone you once loved dying, hovering between this life and the next, it's twice as painful, because you're reliving two lives that traveled one road together."

I was glad to find while I was reading that I could tell it was Becca Fitzpatrick's work. I recognized her language and style of writing, which was nice because the voices of the characters are different and the situations are too. She has a light and witty writing style, that draws you in quickly - it's the kind of language that you don't notice because it melts in. 

I read this book in just a few days, and I kept wanting to know what would happen next, because it took some time to figure out what was really going on. In the beginning of the story, though, Brit was whining a bit too much. As the story went on, she changed and it was a part of her character-development, but it was still something I noticed. Small stuff like that made this book a little less for me. 

Still, there were parts of it I loved, and while it is not the first book I would pull of my shelf and recommend to my friends, if you're intrigued by the synopsis you should definitely pick it up. I liked it and I hope that Becca Fitzpatrick releases something more soon. 

Have you read Black Ice? Did you like it? :)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Book Review: World After by Susan Ee

Title: World After (Penryn and the End of Days #2)
Author: Susan Ee
Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult, Romance
Pages: 320
Published: November 19th, 2013

Summary: When a group of people capture Penryn's sister Paige, thinking she's a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels' secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can't rejoin the angels, can't take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he
choose? - Goodreads


Review: (Spoiler-free)

My expectations for this book wasn't all that high - the first book in the series, Angelfall, was great but somewhere I had read that the sequel wasn't. More of same, I had heard.

But no. Fast-paced and intriguing, I ravaged through this sequel in less than two days. So good! If you haven't read this series yet, I'm telling you, it's about time you pick it up. Despite its quirky and ironic sense of humor - most entertaining - it has a dark and creepy side to it as well and doesn't sugar-coat. At times it made me want to crawl under my pillow and hide. Loved it!

Penryn is a great protagonist to read about, because even though she's both brave and a fighter, she doesn't consider herself a hero - she does what she has to do to keep her family safe, but she isn't trying to save the world. To me, that's refreshing, and I liked her from the start. But in general I would like to properly praise Ee's characters. They have both depth, humor and feels like real individuals, and so reading about them is effortless.

I think this series is different from others in the same genre because it has an easy way of handling the horrible hurting and darkness the characters face. The book is indeed darker than most YA dystopias, and yet it feels lighter and is funny to read. Penryn, all of them, have to move forward and fight, and that's what Ee focuses on.
"The only thing that matters in the end is your own survival. It's what humans and cockroaches are best at."
Susan Ee really knows how to draw you in. What I would have wanted more of in this book is Raffe. Even though he was present, I wish Ee would have given us even more of him. I hope (and believe) he will be more present in the next and last book, End of Days, which is already out. I'm gonna try to get my hands on it as soon as possible.

Other books in the series: (Goodreads links)
1. Angelfall
2. World After
3. End of Days

Have you read this book? What did you think? :)

Saturday, August 1, 2015

July 2015: Wrap-up + August TBR

July is over, and once again summer is coming to an end - but first, a Wrap-up please.


1. How to Love by Katie Cotugno
2. Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire
3. Beautiful Redemption by Jamie McGuire
4. Lethal by Sandra Brown
5. World After by Susan Ee
6. Effortless by S.C. Stephens

Reviews are coming for all of these beauties! Click on the title to get to the Goodreads page.

Reviews: None
July-fave: Can't decide! Really liked How to Love and Beautiful Redemption though. 
Pages read: 2265
In Progress: The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

In addition to reading these books, I have also been participating in The July Camp of NaNoWriMo this month and today I completed my goal of 50 000 words. I am beyond happy and proud of it!


· Your Favorite Coffeehouse - Playlist by Spotify (link)
· Outlander - TV-series (Will order the books home as soon as possible!)


· The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
· The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
· PS: I Still Love You by Jenny Han

I will also continue to write and try to finish my first draft by the end of August. School also starts for me this month - puh! - so I'm not yet sure how much time I will have to read by the end of the month. Hopefully more than I expect.

What did you all read this month? What are planning to read in August? :)