Monday, September 21, 2015

Review: The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Title: The Winner's Curse
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Series: The Winner's Trilogy, #1
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
Pages: 359
Published: July 3rd 2014 by Bloomsbury Childrens Books
My rating: 5/5

 
Summary: Winning what you want may cost you everything you love.
As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction.
Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined (via Goodreads.com).

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Bookish News #1


Throne of Glass has been optioned for TV! 
Sarah J. Maas recently announced on Twitter that the Throne of Glass series has been optioned for the TV screen. I have yet to read the series (I KNOW, I CAN'T UNDERSTAND IT MYSELF!!?? Where have I been?!) but I am really looking forward to learn more about this and I will definitely write about it when there's more to it :). Read more.

Victoria Aveyard, author of Red Queen, signs two-book deal!
Four books in the Red Queen series!! This is amazing news, right? As we already know, Glass Sword (book two) will be published in February 2016. Book three is planned for 2017 and the fourth book will be out in 2019. Can't wait! :). Read more.

A new Mockingjay Part 2 trailer called For Prim is out! Watch it here.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Design Update!

Hello guys! Can you see my new blog design? I hope you can, otherwise, click F5! :) I'm so happy it's finally done and I love how it turned out! Do you like it?

I have been busy for the past few days, hence the absence. I'm sorry but I guess most of you have a lot in school at the moment too. I'll be back tomorrow, and hopefully the day after that as well even though it's a school day :). See you! ♥

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Allegiant Teaser Trailer - “Beyond The Wall”

GUYS! The first Allegiant teaser trailer IS HERE!! I'm really excited and so thrilled for the movie. And please, for your own sake, if you haven't read the book/s, do not watch the trailer! :)


I enjoyed the third book, but not as much as the first too. I think most people agree with me..? Or..? Anyways, it was a good book over all and I think I gave it 3,5 stars (even though I hated how it ended). I love the characters and the series and how Veronica Roth writes sooo, I'm excited for this!
You can find the official Divergent YouTube account here for more videos in the future!
You can watch Allegiant in theaters March 2016!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Series I Want to Continue Reading


The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater | Goodreads
I read book one quite recently and I loved it. I'm looking forward to read the other books soon. Gansey♥♥

The Winner's Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski | Goodreads
I'm actually reading The Winner's Crime at the moment. I loved The Winner's Curse so much and I already love the second book.

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling | Goodreads
This is bad bad bad. I've read book one, two and three of this amazing series and I need to continue reading the other ones asap. I love Harry Potter so so much!

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer | Goodreads
Cinder was, in my opinion, a fantastic book. I love fairy tale retellings and I'm so excited for the other books :)

Friday, September 11, 2015

Book to TV: A Series of Unfortunate Events

A Series of Unfortunate Events is being adapted into an original Netflix series next year! This is news from last year, so you may have already seen it! I just wanted to write about it because I want to have this on my blog :)

I have not read the books yet but I really really want to. So bad! I have seen the movie a few times before though and I always thought it was a little bit scary. I haven't seen it in a while, so I'll probably watch it again soon. I really like the dark and mysterious feeling. I'm excited for the tv-show :)

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Review: Alive by Scott Sigler

Title: Alive
Author: Scott Sigler
Series: The Generations Trilogy, #1
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi > Dystopia, Mystery
Pages: 368
Published: July 14th 2015 by Del Rey
Rating: 4,25/5
Goodreads | Book Depository | Adlibris (SE)
Summary: A young woman awakes trapped in an enclosed space. She has no idea who she is or how she got there. With only her instincts to guide her, she escapes her own confinement—and finds she’s not alone. She frees the others in the room and leads them into a corridor filled with the remains of a war long past. The farther these survivors travel, the worse are the horrors they confront. And as they slowly come to understand what this prison is, they realize that the worst and strangest possibilities they could have imagined don’t even come close to the truth (Goodreads.com).

August 2015: Wrap Up + September TBR

2015 Reading Challenge
I have read 33 out of 50 books (66%) | I'm on track! | 5 out of 33 were read in August

Books I Read
One of my favorites in August! ♥
29 - Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson (5/5)
30 - To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han (5/5)
31 - P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han (4,75/5)
32 - The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski (5/5)
33 - Alive by Scott Sigler (4,25/5)

Reviews: 1/5, Alive by Scott Sigler
Amount of pages read: 1800, ish
Physical books: 4/5
Ebooks: 1/5

/ In progress /
- The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski

TBR in September, hopefully!
- Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Exciting September Releases
- Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

Friday, September 04, 2015

The 5th Wave Trailer #1 (2016)

The first 5th Wave trailer is here! Have you watched it yet? I remember the first photo I uploaded on bookstagram. It said something about Chloë Grace Moretz playing Cassie in The 5th Wave. It was 72 weeks ago, which means that I, and probably some of you, have been waiting for this trailer for a really long time!



I wasn't the biggest fan of the book (written by Rick Yancey) back when I read it, unfortunately. I think I gave it 3,75 stars. Maybe even 4 (which is weird because I didn't like it THAT much). The trailer is not the best, but it's OK. I love Chloë Grace Moretz as Cassie and Nick Robinson (Jurassic World) as Ben.

I truly hope that the movie doesn't turn out bad and I really look forward to watch it on the big screen. I love to watch Book-To-Movie movies at the theater :) And I can't wait to read the second and third book soon!

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. 
Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker.  
Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

Have you read the books? :)