Book review: So Near the Horizon (The Danny Trilogy, #1)

So Near the Horizon by Jessica KochSo Near the Horizon by Jessica Koch

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Song: Ed Sheeran – All Of The Stars

I can’t start this review without thanking amazing Jessica Koch for sending me a copy of this book. I feel incredibly lucky and grateful to have read it and cry my heart out for it. So thank you, Jessica.

There are three types of good books in my opinion:
1. The ones that make you feel good for a minute and then you forget about them.
2. The epic ones that make you want to read and reread ’em over and over.
3. The ones that touch something deep inside of you and you are never the same after the experience.

It’s safe to say So Near the Horizon will forever be in the third category for me, because it opened my eyes to things I never would have stumbled in on my own.

I won’t be able to give this book justice, so I’ll just say one more thing about it…

It’s a heartbrakingly beautiful love letter that we got a privilege to sneak a pick into.

Over and out

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Book review: Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5)

Magic Slays by Ilona AndrewsMagic Slays by Ilona Andrews

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Song: Aloe Blacc – Ticking Bomb

If I had to pinpoint the best part of this book then for me it would be the introduction of the absolute best character from my childhood – Baba Yaga. Some would probably think that she is some kind of boogeyman with her stone leg and penchant for eating people, but she is also probably the most funny and charismatic character of slavic folklore.

Of course here she wasn’t exactly herself so it’s not like you’ll be treated to the whole awesomeness, still, her swearing in genuine russian (as opposed to the mangled russian I see in the movies and tv-shows) somewhat makes up for that.

Tell me I’m wrong but is there some hope for father/daughter reconciliation, howether small? Because the truth injections we got about Voron left a bad taste in my mouth. I guess, I’ll find out soon enough.

Over and out

P.S.: Isn’t it sweet, the love names Curran and Kate use for each other? 😀

Book review: Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels #4)

Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4)Magic Bleedes by Ilona Andrews

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Song: IAMX – ‘I Come With Knives’

Nobody fucks you up quite like your family. And the crazy aunts syndrom? Yeah, Kate took it to the whole new level. Her aunt is a cross between Bellatrix Lestrange and Mary Drake. Yikes!

I absolutely loved this book. It was angsty and all sorts of delicious and that scene between Kate and Curran in her apartment… Holy freaking cannoli! Good thing I was reading in bed otherwise I would have passed out from shortness of breath and hit my head on something.

I am falling hard for this series and Ilona Andrews writing in general,especially when she throws in russian sayings into it. Seriously, I can’t be interrupted while reading this. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men yada yada yada. You know the drill. I’m going to read the next one now.

Over and out

Book review: Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels #3)

Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3)Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Song: Imagine Dragons – Bleeding Out

The mating rituals of these shapeshifters are amazingly hilarious. Except maybe the one with the cat piss and a ceiling fan. Let me think on that….

Nope, still hilarious.

In other news: Derek got himself into a pretty big problem and, like a manly man he aspires to be, thought he would handle it all on his own.

Naturaly, it didn’t end well and Kate had to save his sorry ass and shishkebab some unpleasant people in the process. In the gladiator ring. With Curran by her side. Aha, you can tell how it might be tough to keep yourself away from a guy you want to sleep with in that particular situation. With adrenalin high, personal space nonexistent and a threat of a certain death looming over their heads. Girl, you’re in trouble.

Over and out