April TBR

Hello guys!

My March was incredible good and now I’m very motivated to continue my reading habits like that. I guess my April TRB is a little too ambitious, but I will try my best.

So this month I plan to read 9 books and listen to 5 audiobooks.

Edit: 4/10: I guess my goal was waaaay to ambitious….

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Erik Axl SundKrähenmädchen (read!)

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March Wrap-up 2016

Hello & welcome to my monthly wrap-up for March!

I’m pleased to tell you that I’m finally out of my reading slump that lasted for way too long. March really was an incredible month; generally and reading wise. Can you believe that I have read 7 books and listened to 6 audiobooks?

All together I have read 4179 pages and listened to nearly 50 hours of audiobooks! This was only possible because I have the possibility to listen to audiobooks during work, and because I was sick for one week and had a week of holiday that I spent at my parents place in Germany (= plenty of travel time).

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But without further ado, here’s the complete list of last month.
EDIT: Somehow there’s some issue with the formatting and putting links behind the picture, so you can find the ratings from here. Sorry for the mess, but when I add a caption the same mess happens.
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Did I mention I love you – Estelle Maskame

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Title: Did I mention I love you (Did I mention I love you #1)
Author: Estelle Maskame
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 416
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Published: December 1st, 2015 (first published April 30th, 2015)
Rating: DNF
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When sixteen-year-old Eden Munro agrees to spend the summer with her estranged father in the beachfront city of Santa Monica, California, she has no idea what she’s letting herself in for. Eden’s parents are divorced and have gone their separate ways, and now her father has a brand new family. For Eden, this means she’s about to meet three new step-brothers. The eldest of the three is Tyler Bruce, a troubled teenager with a short temper and a huge ego. Complete polar opposites, Eden quickly finds herself thrust into a world full of new experiences as Tyler’s group of friends take her under their wing. But the one thing she just can’t understand is Tyler, and the more she presses to figure out the truth about him, the more she finds herself falling for the one person she shouldn’t – her step-brother.

Throw in Tyler’s clingy girlfriend and a guy who has his eyes set on Eden, and there’s secrets, lies and a whole lot of drama. But how can Eden keep her feelings under control? And can she ever work out the truth about Tyler?

The book was kindly provided by Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

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November Bookhaul & Wrap-up

Oh dear, I was definitely too eager with my reading pile last months. I planned to read sooo much and did actually only read 1 book and listened to 2 audiobooks. Ups.
I’m about halfway through Illuminae and I really like the book but I guess I just been to distracted (by netflix) and got into a reading slump…

The book I read was Still by Zoran Drvenkar and I listened to The Ciphers of Muirwood and The Void of Muirwood both by Jeff Wheeler.

Anyway, I won’t be doing a TBR for December and just see what will happen.

As for the books I got: I bought 4 books and got 2 for review.

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Carry OnRainbow Rowell
Legacy of KingsEleanor Herman
Illuminae – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s StoneJ.K. Rowling

 

For review:
The Three Graces – Michele Wolfe
Under The Dusty Moon – Suzanne Sutherland

Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard

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Author: Victoria Aveyard
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Dystopia
Pages: 382
Publisher: HarperTeen
Published: February 10th, 2015
Rating: 3,5 STARS
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This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.
The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.

That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.

Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.

But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart…

Ugh, it’s been a few months since I actually did read this book but better a late review than never a review. The opinions about this book vary so much and often it seems that you either hate or love it. More than once I have read that the book copies others such as The Selection Series by Kiera Cass. Personally I can’t say this since I haven’t read this series but I had some moments when I thought about some other books like Throne of Glass (being the champion), behaving super bitchy and childish at times, having abilities she needs to learn to control (TOG & The Young Elites), being attracted to the prince, etc.

Basically, the book is fulfilling all the Young Adult Fantasy clichées but altogether I rated it with 3,5 Stars. The writing wasn’t bad and I’m curious how the story will continue but to me it doesn’t live up the hype made about it.