30 September, 2016


Title: Blood Debt
Author: Tanya Huff
Series: Vicki Nelson #5
Genres: Fantasy, Crime, Fiction
Publisher: Little Brown
Source: Audiobook
Pages: 368

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SYNOPSIS: It began with a ghost in his bedroom. A tormented soul hungry for vengeance, The sort of nocturnal visitation that even a five-hundred-year-old vampire like Henry Fitzroy found tiresome. It would lead Vicki Nelson, PI, into her most deadly investigation yet.

The wraith is determined that Henry and Vicki track down its killer - and is prepared to use a little persuasion by way of the innocent inhabitants of Toronto to ensure their support. Forced to investigate, Vicki discovers a host of souls in desperate torment and evidence to suggest that trailing the killer will only lead to further deaths - starting with her own.

29 September, 2016

28 September, 2016

27 September, 2016

REVIEW: AND AGAIN by Jessica Chiarella

Title: And Again
Author: Jessica Chiarella
Series: -
Genres: Science Fiction, Adult
Publisher: Touchstone
Source: Audiobook
Pages: 320

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BLURB: In the spirit of Station Eleven and The Age of Miracles, this exciting literary debut novel imagines the consequences when four ordinary individuals are granted a chance to continue their lives in genetically perfect versions of their former bodies.

Would you live your life differently if you were given a second chance? Hannah, David, Connie, and Linda—four terminally ill patients—have been selected for the SUBlife pilot program, which will grant them brand-new, genetically perfect bodies that are exact copies of their former selves—without a single imperfection. Blemishes, scars, freckles, and wrinkles have all disappeared, their fingerprints are different, their vision is impeccable, and most importantly, their illnesses have been cured.

But the fresh start they’ve been given is anything but perfect. Without their old bodies, their new physical identities have been lost. Hannah, an artistic prodigy, has to relearn how to hold a brush; David, a Congressman, grapples with his old habits; Connie, an actress whose stunning looks are restored after a protracted illness, tries to navigate an industry obsessed with physical beauty; and Linda, who spent eight years paralyzed after a car accident, now struggles to reconnect with a family that seems to have built a new life without her. As each tries to re-enter their previous lives and relationships they are faced with the question: how much of your identity rests not just in your mind, but in your heart, your body?

26 September, 2016

MONDAY POEM: ROMEO + JULIET by William Shakespeare

Happy Monday friends, today in Monday Poem we will be discussing one of  favorite plays of all time! I am a huge fan of Shakespeare, I think he was more than a genius in the literary world, and it gives me great pleasure to read not only plays but also his sonnets. However, today Monday Poem will look a little different because I will be doing a sort of book type review for his play, so without any further ado:

Today we are reading:


25 September, 2016

24 September, 2016

REVIEW: UNITE ME by Tahereh Mafi

Title: Unite Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Series: Shatter Me #1.5, #2.5
Genres: YA, Science Fiction, Paranormal
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Physical book
Pages: 197

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Perfect for fans of Tahereh Mafi’s New York Times bestselling Shatter Me trilogy, this book collects her two companion novellas, Fracture Me and Destroy Me, in print for the first time ever. It also features an exclusive look into Juliette’s journal and a preview of Ignite Me, the hotly anticipated final novel of the series.

Destroy Me tells the events between Shatter Me and Unravel Me from Warner’s point of view. Even though Juliette shot him in order to escape, Warner can’t stop thinking about her—and he’ll do anything to get her back. But when the Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment arrives, he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner cannot allow.

Fracture Me is told from Adam’s perspective and bridges the gap between Unravel Me and Ignite Me. As the Omega Point rebels prepare to fight the Sector 45 soldiers, Adam's more focused on the safety of Juliette, Kenji, and his brother. The Reestablishment will do anything to crush the resistance . . . including killing everyone Adam cares about.

The Shatter Me series is perfect for fans who crave action-packed young adult novels with tantalizing romance like Divergent and The Hunger Games. This captivating story, which combines the best of dystopian and paranormal, was praised as “a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love” by Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

23 September, 2016


Title: Sea of Monsters
Author: Rick Riordan
Series: Percy Jackson and The Olympians #2
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Mythology
Publisher: Disney Hyperion Books
Source: Audiobook
Pages: 279

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BLURB: The heroic son of Poseidon makes an action-packed comeback in the second must-read installment of Rick Riordan's amazing young readers series. Starring Percy Jackson, a "half blood" whose mother is human and whose father is the God of the Sea, Riordan's series combines cliffhanger adventure and Greek mythology lessons that results in true page-turners that get better with each installment. In this episode, The Sea of Monsters, Percy sets out to retrieve the Golden Fleece before his summer camp is destroyed, surpassing the first book's drama and setting the stage for more thrills to come.

22 September, 2016

21 September, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Today we are waiting for A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess!

First novel of Kingdom of Fire series (trilogy? duology?). Wait no more for this Fantasy YA because it was released yesterday yay!

Publication date: September 20th, 2016
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

20 September, 2016

REVIEW: INSOMNUS by Molly Fennig

Title: InSomnus
Author: Molly Fennig
Series: -
Genres: YA, Romance, Paranormal
Publisher: Createspace
Source: Kindle Edition
Pages: 282

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SYNOPSIS: Bryony "Bryn" Winters can harm people by dreaming. With no control over whom she hurts, a condition called Somnus, Bryn can't even be sure she won't kill her own family. Protecting them means running away and trusting a mysterious company that possesses as much authority as amorality. And when Bryn meets Cedar Blackthorne, a Somnus with captivating eyes, she can feel he's hiding something. So why can't Bryn help trusting him? And what if she's making a deadly mistake?

19 September, 2016


Happy Monday. I know that today we had to continue with Shakespeare and Romeo & Juliet, but my theater company went to a theater festival this weekend, I literally am almost asleep right now, because I just came back. So instead this Monday I present you another beautiful creation of John Keats!: 

Today we are reading:


18 September, 2016

17 September, 2016


Title: The Deviants
Author: C.J. Skuse
Series: -
Genres: YA, Thriller
Publisher: Mira Ink
Source: Physical ARC book
Pages: 320

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Growing up in the sleepy English seaside town of Brynston, the fearless five – Ella, Max, Corey, Fallon and Zane – were always inseparable. Living up to their nickname, they were the adventurous, rowdy kids who lived for ghost stories and exploring the nearby islands off the coast. But when Max’s beloved older sister Jessica is killed, the friendship seems to die with her.

Now years later, only Max and Ella are in touch; still best friends and a couple since they were thirteen. Their lives are so intertwined Max’s dad even sponsors Ella’s training for the Commonwealth Games. But Ella is hiding things. Like why she hates going to Max’s house for Sunday dinner, and flinches whenever his family are near. Or the real reason she’s afraid to take their relationship to the next level.

When underdog Corey is bullied, the fearless five are brought back together again, teaming up to wreak havoc and revenge on those who have wronged them. But when the secrets they are keeping can no longer be kept quiet, will their fearlessness be enough to save them from themselves?

16 September, 2016

REVIEW: AMOUR AMOUR by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Title: Amour Amour
Author: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Series: -
Genres: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Publisher: K. B. Ritchie
Source: Kindle Edition
Pages: 396

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SYNOPSIS: Love is a circus

"Every day,” he says lowly, “I hold a person’s life in my hands. The circus is based one-hundred percent off trust. I give it all to someone, and they give it all to me.”

The best aerial technique won’t land 21-year-old Thora James her dream role in Amour—a sexy new acrobatic show on the Vegas strip. Thora knows she’s out of her element the second she meets Amour’s leading performer. Confident, charming and devilishly captivating, 26-year-old Nikolai Kotova lives up to his nickname as the “God of Russia.”

When Thora unknowingly walks into the crosshairs of Nikolai’s after-show, her audition process begins way too soon. Unprofessional. That’s what Nik calls their “non-existent” relationship. It’s not like Thora can avoid him. For one, they may be partners in the future--acrobatic partners, that is. But getting closer to Nik means diving deeper into sin city and into his dizzying world.

Thora wants to perform with him, but when someone like Nikolai attracts the spotlight wherever he goes—Thora fears that she’s destined to be just background to his spellbinding show.

This sexy and exhilarating New Adult Romance can best be described as Cirque du Soleil meets the steamy, athletic romance of Center Stage.

*standalone & no love triangles—recommended for readers 18+ for mature content*

15 September, 2016

14 September, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Today we are waiting for Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo!

Final book of the Six of Crows duology! I AM EXPECTING EPICNESS. I am confused as there are various publications dates ranging from September 20th until the 27th...

Publication date: (around) September 22nd, 2016
Publisher: Orion Children's Books / Henry Holt & Co.

13 September, 2016


Title: Just a Few Inches
Author: Tara St. Pierre
Series: -
Genres: YA, Contemporary
Publisher: Smashwords Edition
Source: Ebook
Pages: 306

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SYNOPSIS: All Carrie Roberts wants is to be a little bit smaller.

To fit into the perfect dress for the Valentine’s Day Dance. To look beautiful for her boyfriend, the school’s star basketball player. To keep his jealous ex-girlfriend, a rival cheerleader, away from him. And to be noticed by her classmates.

Exercising and dieting don’t work, but an advertisement for weight loss pills promises a quicker solution to her problem. As time runs out, she takes more than the recommended dose until she’s just a few inches slimmer. Heads turn when she arrives at the dance, and the wonderful night with her boyfriend is beyond what she dreamed it would be.

Days later, Carrie discovers that her body is changing in ways that should be impossible. While her doctor searches for a cure, she desperately turns to her friends and family for support. Everyone is noticing her now whether she likes it or not, and even the media is intrigued by her incredible story. Getting everything she once wanted has created new problems—problems that are growing more terrifying every day.

Because Carrie Roberts is shrinking.

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"Just a Few Inches" is a Young Adult novel that deals with issues of body image, self-esteem, and teenage relationships. It is intended for readers age 13 and up.

12 September, 2016


Happy Monday friends, today we shall embark on a heartwarming an heartbreaking journey through Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare. Today we will only take a look at what is to come and next Monday we will mix things up and discus the entire play:

Today we are reading:


11 September, 2016

10 September, 2016

REVIEW: GAMBIT by C. L Denault

Title: Gambit
Author: C. L. Denault
Series: The Prodigy Chronicles #1
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Dystopian
Publisher: REUTS Publications
Source: ARC
Pages: 556

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BLURB: In Earth’s battle-ridden future, humans have evolved. Those with extraordinary skills rise to power and fame. Those without live in poverty.

Sixteen-year-old Willow Kent believed she was normal. But when a genetically-advanced military officer shows up in her village and questions her identity, long-buried secrets begin to emerge. With remarkable skills and a shocking genetic code the Core and its enemies will do anything to obtain, Willow suddenly finds the freedom she craves slipping through her fingers. Greed, corruption, and genetic tampering threaten every aspect of her existence as she’s thrust, unwilling, into the sophisticated culture of the elite Core city. To ensure peace, she must leave the past behind, marry a man she’s never met, and submit to the authority of a relentless officer with a hidden agenda of his own.

Her life has become a dangerous game. How much will she sacrifice in order to win?

09 September, 2016

REVIEW: B.S.INCORPORATED by Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss

Title: B.S.Incorporated
Author: Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss
Series: -
Genres: Fiction, Adult fiction, contemporary, comedy
Publisher: Wise Inc Creative Publishing

Source: Paperback
Pages: 342

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Business Solutions, Inc. is falling apart at the seams. While employees kill time stalking free snacks and filming porn in the HQ stairwells, the company’s co-CEOs bring in shadowy corporate consultants to shake up their business in ways even they don’t understand.

As the communications manager tasked with translating C-suite doublespeak, Will Evans is constantly torn between his blue-collar warehouse past and his white-collar future. When he is put in charge of rolling out a dubious strategy the consultants brand Optelligence, Will is thrust deep into a muddle of absurdity and responsibility he never expected.

Enter Anna Reed, corporate mercenary with heels as high as her ambition. To her, BSI is just a steppingstone to a better job at a smarter company. Demoted to Will’s team on her first day, she’s ready to steamroll anyone to get her career back on track.

When BSI is pushed to the brink of bankruptcy, Will hatches a covert plan that just might save them all. But he needs Anna’s cunning and courage to pull it off. Can Anna, the consummate job jumper, find a reason to go all-in on BSI? Or is she better off bailing and letting the company go down in flames?

08 September, 2016

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06 September, 2016

Martyna's Book Haul

Hello my fellow book readers and lovers!
Finally finally AUTUMN has come and I cannot be happier! Autumn is my favorite season of the year and I feel super determined to read books I have been putting off for too long. And just in general Autumn is sweater weather for me, with hot mint tea, wool socks, good old movies and awesome books! 

So today I invite you to my book haul:

05 September, 2016


Happy Monday dear readers, today I want to present my all time favorite poet, the person that makes me soul ache and me eyes fill with tears, a poet that means so much to me, to whom I am grateful for all his wonderful plays and sonnets  - William Shakespeare! And we will be discussing one of his sonnets in today's Monday Poems, so without further ado:

Today we are reading


04 September, 2016

03 September, 2016


Title: The Drowning of Arthur Braxton
Author: Caroline Smailes
Series: -
Genres: Contemporary, YA, Urban fantasy
Publisher: 4th Estate / HarperCollinsPublishers
Source: Paperback
Pages: 367

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An urban fairy tale from the acclaimed author of 99 Reasons Why.

Arthur Braxton runs away from school.

He hides out in an abandoned building, an old Edwardian bathhouse.

He discovers a naked woman swimming in the pool.

From this point on, nothing will ever be the same.

The Drowning of Arthur Braxton is an unflinching account of the pain and trauma of adolescence and of how first love can transform the most unhappy of lives into something miraculous. It is a dark and brooding modern fairy tale from one of our most gifted writers.

02 September, 2016


Back to school. Actually I am starting my master thesis/internship in UK and I will be going to ballet classes as well, obviously, so I don't really know how many books I will be able to read. I'm a bit behind on the August tbr as well. I feel very overwhelmed because so many anticipated books are out as well! Ugh! But I will try my best to read as much as possible. If I can I will be reading: Ink and Bone, The Moon Dwellers, Captive Prince trilogy, The Ugly Teapot, and Insomnus!

Are there any books you want us to review in particular? If you'd like to suggest a book to Hannah, Martyna, and/or me to read for October please use the Contact Us tab above.

01 September, 2016