Book review: The Trouble with Twelfth Grave (Charley Davidson, #12)

The Trouble with Twelfth Grave by Darynda JonesThe Trouble with Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Song: RUELLE – War Of Hearts

The whole time reading I was smiling like a total loon. That’s just what Charley’s personality does. Well, that or wanting to kill her. Personally I think that having Charley as a god is the best thing this world could hope for but it’s not like anybody’s listening to me.

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So the story goes like this: Charley sends Reyes for a retreaving mission in hell. Reyes comes back not exactly himself. God (The God) finds out his lil’ bro is up to his old devices and decides to kill him. Or at least try. Charley is not sold on the idea, obviously, she wants to continue having smoking hot sex with her hubby for like forever. Understandably so, he’s Reyes. But I digress.

Meanwhile something starts killing people, something supernatural. Also Pari gets in trouble and asks for Charley’s help. And of course it all leads to crazy plans, hot sex and lots and lots of coffee. I mean come on, how are you not sold on this already?

Over and out

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Book review: Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6)

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. MaasTower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Song: Flyleaf – Arise

Hmm, so that wasn’t what I expected, or wanted for that matter. After the whirlwind of The Empire of Storms to be plunged into this? Felt like a massive letdown. I’m not talking about the story itself, I’m talking about the focus of it. Chaol, really?

Me, once I realized there was no Aelin in the book…

The only thing that saved me from boredom reading this were parts about Nesryn and Sartaq. That Borte girl is awesome. And Yrene. Yrene was a badass in her own way. So why am I mad? Because all that didn’t warrant taking focus away from Aelin and her journey. I would have been ok if Chaol’s chapters were interspersed with Aelin’s but to take the protagonist of the series out of it completely was hurtful to me, especially after THAT ending in EoS.

I get it, I do. We needed to find out all the crazy stuff hidden in the Antica so we could move on to the final battle, and yet I’m still pissed that we weren’t allowed even little glimpses into what the main crew was up to.

I don’t know how I’ll be able to wait until the final book is released after this. I really don’t. It’ll be a looong loooooong wait.

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Book review: Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5)

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. MaasEmpire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Song: Sara Jackson-Holman – Break My Heart


I am wrecked! I am gutted! I am torn to gods damned pieces! What are you doing to my mental health, Sarah J. Maas, are you nuts?!

The story just grips you in a fist and doesn’t let go. Not for one moment. It made me feel like a part of the court that would change the world and I’m dreading the moment this epic journey ends. To whatever end I pledge myself to be a loyal Maas reader from now on and ask forgiveness for ever doubting the brilliant mind behind not one but two of my favorite series this year.

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Book review: Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. MaasQueen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Song: Bruno Mars – Count on me

“She was fire, and light, and ash, and embers. She was Aelin Fireheart, and she bowed for no one and nothing, save the crown that was hers by blood and survival and triumph.”

This quote describes the book perfectly because maybe for the first time we got to see not Celaena, not Lillian, but Aelin. And she was glorious!

Gone was the spoiled whiny smartass who thought only in terms of here and now, this woman plans 10 steps ahead and got things handled like nobody’s business. Dark forces may have their wicked plans for a world domination but they’ll have a mighty fight on their hands with a number of allies Aelin is acquairing.

Also I have to say that this book got intense by the end, I had to take a breather every few chapters my heart was beating so fast. If I develop a heart condition before I read through the series end – I blame SJM.

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Book review: Archangel’s Viper (Guild Hunter, #10)

Archangel's Viper by Nalini SinghArchangel’s Viper by Nalini Singh

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Song: Look At Those Eyes – Alexz Johnson

I don’t know why all the low ratings, I found myself thoroughly enjoying myself with the story. Holly turned out to be funny strong amazing woman and her fascination with all things colorfull cracked me up. Personally, I think anyone who can rock rainbow hair is a badass, so if you want it – go for it.

Viper though. He… well, he’s something else. I love it. I I love Nalini Singh. I freaking love this series. I don’t know what more do you want from me.

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Book review: Forgetting August

Forgetting AugustForgetting August by J.L. Berg

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Song: The Veronicas – I Can’t Stay Away

DNF at 62%

That’s as much masochism as I can handle right now. I wanted to like the book, I even picked it out thinking that it was exactly what I needed after my latest trip to Exville. But noooooooo, it just made it worse.

And another thing, I’m in no way a proud member of grammar police, but my edition was ridiculously full of mistakes. It really threw me off. Everly didn’t make it easy to like her either. The girl is nuts. Not cute and adorable nuts. Just nuts. I have mixed up feelings about August though. Past August is a damn psycho and present August I just feel sorry for. But not enough to continue reading.

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Book review: Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. MaasHeir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Song: The Doors – Light My Fire

Oh yeah, oh yeah

Now we’re talking.

Fairie Queens, demon princes, witches, wyverns (dragons?) – this is what I signed up for aiming for this series. I felt engaged all the time and excited and cheering for Abraxos and Manon, new as they were. I was glad that Celaena got away from the Chaol drama and the endless back and forth with Dorian, but then she went and got herself a Fairie prince as a magic trainer and we all know that won’t stay platonic for long. And I’m ok with that, I like Rowan way more than Chaol. Even Dorian got tired of his friend being a sanctimonious jackass:

“You cannot pick and choose what parts of her to love.” 

Oh, Dorian, I really hope you figure out a way to beat that collar. Hang on, help is coming.

And how about that Aedion guy? He kinda reminds me a little of Reese from ACOTAR, they have the same self-secrificial tendencies and ability to see the bigger picture. Suffice to say I like the guy, I hope he doesn’t die on me.

This brings m to my last point, it being that Sarah J. Maas somehow wove in this new awesome characters into the story and it didn’t seem crowded in the least. That’s a superb writing for you!

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Book review: Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2)

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Song: Queen – Another One Bites the Dust

It was a tough going there for a while and I was loosing hope and praying to literary gods for patience, but… The second half saved it for me honestly, even though it was sadder and darker. Finally we’re getting to the point where Celaena is embrasing her destiny and her heritage bit by bit.

Me in those final chapters

I only pray that the momentum keeps going in the third book.

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Book review: Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. MaasThrone of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Song: Queen – We Are The Champions

Where should I start? On one hand I liked the story and characters and I had much fun reading it. Still, there wasn’t the same feeling I had when reading ACOTAR. To be fair I didn’t really get that feeling with ACOTAR until the middle of book 1 so I believe there’s still time between now and book 6.

Anyway, few things I should point out.

1. What kind of idiot takes a half dead skeletal malnourished person out of a prison to compete in a triathlon for killers?
2. For world’s greatest assasin Celaena was a bit lacking. I wouldn’t think that after just one year she could forget her training. She should’ve been able to whoop the asses up and down that glass castle once she got her muscle back.
3. There is just to much talk about how great of an assasin Celaena is, mostly on Celaena’s part. Girl, we get it already, shut up and do your thing. Jeez!

I’m hoping this thing with Dorian and Chaol resolves soon, I don’t need a love triangle on top of everything else going on. Though I don’t know who I’d want her to pick, her hackling Chaol is pretty fun but her banter with Dorian is pretty great too. That time when she had monthly pains was just LOL )))

There is a thing or two about this story that is just too obvious for my taste and I would’ve liked to keep guessing about it until at least the middle of book 2, but oh well. I’ll discount that to the fact that this was miss Maas’s first book and she probably was very eager. All in all it was a very good book, with lively characters and compelling storytelling, and amazing world full of vivid colors. Just what you’d expect from Sarah J. Maas. I’m staying tuned.

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Mystery Blogger Award

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This award was originally created by Maggie @okoto enigma

“Mystery blogger award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.

I was nominated by Stephanie and Dani, these amazing two girls with unbelievable personalities and blogs to reflect them. Check them out!

The Rules:

  • Put the award logo/image in your post.
  • List all the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Nominate 10-20 people and notify them.
  •  Link back to the creator of the award. (Okoto Enigma)
  • Ask nominees any 5 questions of your choice, with a weird or funny question.
  • Share the link to your best/favorite post of yours.

3 Things about myself:

  • I just started a new paint-by-numbers painting, and to make myself even more frustrated, I picked Night Cafe by Van Gogh. Why did nobody warn me what a bad idea it was for a girl, who already has no free time to speak of?
  • I am currently in a planning stages of going to Ed Sheeran’s concert in Europe next year, having my passport made and everything. Who wants to be my travelng buddy?
  • Yeah, uhm. this is imbarassing but I spent half last night picking out karaoke songs I don’t totally suck at. I’m that girl, shoot me now.

Stephanie’s Questions:

    1. What is one thing that is on your bucket list (or thing you really want to do in your lifetime)?

I want to have a road trip acros Europe in a car with a guy I love (whoever he might be), blasting music and lots of food.

2. How would you describe yourself in a few words?

Simple. Opinionated. Clums. Forgiving. Introverted. Friendly. Beautiful. Because we all are.

3. What is your favorite book genre? Your least favorite?

Many genres are very often found on my shelves but the ones I gravitate most to is fantasy and paranormal. I guess I choose to believe that there’s still magic in our world, that even if we don’t see it, it’s still there. In old books, lost languages, forgotten places and sometimes even in ourselves. Call me a romantic if you want, I call it common sense.

4. Describe the perfect relaxing evening.

A glass of wine, a book, sea breeze lowing through my window. What could be better?

 5. What is your guiltiest pleasure?

I don’t feel guilt over my pleasures, life’s too short to bother with absurdities like that. If it brings you joy, a smile to your face, a tingle to sertain places then just endulge yourself. Why should you feel guilty about it?

Dani’s Questions

  • Why did you choose your current blog name?

Because when I thought about what I wanted to right about – it just clicked. I love books and I love music and they always go hand in hand for me. And as they both have words, and words in songs called lyrics it made sense for me.

  • What is your favorite book?

That’s like asking wich of your children do you love most. Are you crazy? I can’t name just one.

  • What is your favorite thing to do, besides reading:)?

Singing. Mostly to myself, in the car, in the shower. Whith a friend when we hear the song we both like. It’s freeing somehow, I can’t describe it.

  • If you could change anything about this World what would it be?

I’d make it a matriarchal society, because yeah we could be bitchy and mean and selfish, but women are also above all nurturing and we would treat the world very differently then it is being treated right now.

  • What was the last book you read?

The Red by Tiffany Reisz

I couldn’t decide how to feel about this book once I started reading it, it went from here to there and messed with my head too much. But I just have to say that this author has some kind of hold on her readers, it’s never simple with her and I love it.

My Questions:

  1. Do you have a song that makes you cry every time you hear it?
  2. What’s your favorite time of the day and why?
  3. Name one place you always wanted to go but never did.
  4. Do you have a favorite piece of food that you can never say no to, no matter how full you are?
  5. Who from your family you feel most connected to?

My favorite post by me:

Anti-stepbrother

Ok, guys! I’m hopelessly behind on this award and others too so I won’t be tagging anyone, because everyone already done it. But if you didn’t then go right ahead and tell us all your dirty secrets. We’re not a judgy bunch))