Monday, February 29

Time for a Hiatus

Hello lovelies. It's Veronika here, and I have some news for you that I'm sure you have already guessed from the title - I'm going on a hiatus.

Here, I’ve said it. Huh, that was… a lot easier than expected, and it actually fills me with happiness instead of dread, like I suspected. Probably because this has been coming for a while now.

Saturday, February 27

Cecelia Ahern - P.S. I Love You

“Their plan had been very simple: to stay together for the rest of their lives.”

A novel about holding on, letting go, and learning to love again.

Holly couldn't live without her husband Gerry, until the day she had to. They were the kind of young couple who could finish each other's sentences. When Gerry succumbs to a terminal illness and dies, 30-year-old Holly is set adrift, unable to pick up the pieces. But with the help of a series of letters her husband left her before he died and a little nudging from an eccentric assortment of family and friends, she learns to laugh, overcome her fears, and discover a world she never knew existed.

The kind of enchanting novel with cross-generational appeal that comes along once in a great while, PS, I Love You is a captivating love letter to the world!

Tuesday, February 23

12 Books That Became My Favorites, Even Though I Was Not Too Excited About Them

TTT is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Hi lovelies! Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is Ten Book I Enjoyed Recently That Weren't My Typical Genre/Type of Book, but I changed it a tad bit, so I'm sharing with you the Top Ten Books That Became My Favorites, Even Though I Was Not Too Excited About Them. What a long title, damn.

*The links lead to my reviews*

Saturday, February 20

Becky Albertalli - Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

Thursday, February 18

Something Strange and Deadly trilogy by Susan Dennard (SPOILER FREE)


There's something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia. . . .

Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about.

Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she's just read in the newspaper:

The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.

And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor . . . from her brother.

Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she'll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including the maddeningly stubborn yet handsome Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance.

Tuesday, February 16

10 Songs I Wish Were Books

Hello sweeties! I absolutely love today's Top Ten Tuesday topic which is: 10 Songs I Wish That Were Books. TTT is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Unfortunately, I don't have time to explain why I want this songs to be made into books, but it's all about those wonderful/fun/whatever lyrics, people, so you just have to listen to them. :D 

*my picks are in no particular order*

Saturday, February 13

Megan Abbott - Dare Me

Beth and me wedged tight, jeaned legs pressed against each other. The sound of our own breathing. Before we all stopped believing a tornado, or anything, could touch us, ever.

Addy Hanlon and Beth Cassidy are tough, inseparable, invincible. No pair more charismatic or sophisticated. No pair more dangerous. But with the fall term, their new coach arrives and things begin to change. She has plans for the cheer squad: all sleek poise and cool command, the girls are soon entirely in her thrall. Faster, harder, higher, thinner, the stakes raised, their world contracting, they compete to risk – everything. She, meantime, has been crossing a line of her own. 

From the brilliant author of The End of Everything, Dare Me is a searing novel about the allure of adulthood and the dark heart of adolescence: the fierce bonds between girls, their bitter rivalries, and their power to transform one another. 

"You see these glitters and sparkledust and magicks? It's war paint, it's feathers and claws, it's blood sacrifice." 

Thursday, February 11

Cecelia Ahern - Love, Rosie (Where Rainbows End)

From naughty children to rebellious teenagers, Rosie and Alex have stuck by each other through thick and thin. But just as as they're discovering the joys of teenage nights on the town and dating disasters, they're separated. Alex's family move from Dublin to America - and Alex goes with them. For good.

Rosie's lost without him. But on the eve of her departure to join Alex in Boston, Rosie gets news that will change her life forever - and keep her at home in Ireland.

Their magical connection sees them through the ups and downs of each others lives, but neither of them knows whether their friendship can survive the years and miles - or new relationships. And at the back of Rosie's mind is whether they were meant to be more than just good friends all along. Misunderstandings, circumstances and sheer bad luck have kept them apart, but when presented with the ultimate opportunity, will they gamble everything for true love?

Tuesday, February 9

My Ten Least Favorite Book Couples

Hi lovelies. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and today's topic is a Valentine's Day freebie! I've already written a post about my favorite ships and best boyfriends, so for today's topic I decided next to a negative topic. BUT DOES THAT EVEN SURPRISE YOU ANYMORE? I'm going to give a quick explanation under every couple, but until then: the fact that I dislike these people as a couple doesn't mean that I hate them as individuals or that I hate the books.

Saturday, February 6

Jasmine Warga - My Heart and Other Black Holes

Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.

There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solution: a teen boy with the username FrozenRobot (aka Roman) who’s haunted by a family tragedy is looking for a partner. 

Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other’s broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together. Except that Roman may not be so easy to convince.

Thursday, February 4

Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz - Sanctuary Bay

When Sarah Merson receives the opportunity of a lifetime to attend the most elite prep school in the country-Sanctuary Bay Academy-it seems almost too good to be true. But, after years of bouncing from foster home to foster home, escaping to its tranquil setting, nestled deep in Swans Island, couldn't sound more appealing. Swiftly thrown into a world of privilege and secrets, Sarah quickly realizes finding herself noticed by class charmer, Nate, as well as her roommate's dangerously attentive boyfriend, Ethan, are the least of her worries. When her roommate suddenly goes missing, she finds herself in a race against time, not only to find her, but to save herself and discover the dark truth behind Sanctuary Bay's glossy reputation.

In this genre-bending YA thriller, Sanctuary Bay by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz, Sarah's new school may seem like an idyllic temple of learning, but as she unearths years of terrifying history and manipulation, she discovers this "school" is something much more sinister.

Tuesday, February 2

Top 5 Favorite Historical Books + Top 5 Favorite Futuristic Books

Hello sweeties. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and as you can see, today's topic is all about the past and the future. I chose to make two smaller lists today, because I don't read THAT many books in these genres, and I didn't want to share with you anything, but the absolute best. I hope that makes sense, and that you'll enjoy my list. :)

Monday, February 1

Release Calendar: 2016 February

Hi lovelies. As it's the first day of February, I'm here with all the new releases of the new month that I could find. February seems to be a month filled with popular and exciting releases, and I can not wait to share them with you. So, without further ado, let's see the 2016 February Release Calendar. 

Oh, and don't forget - just click on the covers for Goodreads link!