WWW Wednesday (04-07-2018)

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesday is a book list hosted by Taking on a World of Words, and I’m happy to participate today.

The three W’s are:
What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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What I recently finished :

The tall man is an urban legend, until Sadie tells us he’s real. So is he, really? You’ll have to read and find out. This kept me guessing about what was real and not real until the end of the novel.

The Tall Man by Phoebe Locke

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What I’m reading now:

I’m on the blog tour for this novel on July 22 :-). I’m halfway through and I’m really enjoying it so far. Someone is taking revenge but who, is it the disgruntled ex-husband or someone else? I can’t wait to find out 🙂

Do No Harm by L V Hay

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What I’ll (probably) read soon:

I’m a big BIG fan of Claire Douglas. Boy does she know how to turn a story upside down. I totally loved Last Seen Alive (on last year’s fav list) so I can’t wait to read her new novel. I don’t even know what it’s about, that’s how much faith I have in her.

Do Not Disturb by Claire Douglas

Do Not Disturb def

COULD YOUR DREAM HOME BE YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE?

After what happened in London, Kirsty needs a fresh start with her family.
And running a guesthouse in the Welsh mountains sounds idyllic.

But then their first guest arrives.
Selena is the last person Kirsty wants to see.
It’s seventeen years since she tore everything apart.

Why has she chosen now to walk back into Kirsty’s life?
Is Selena running from something too?
Or is there an even darker reason for her visit?

Because Kirsty knows that once you invite trouble into your home, it can be murder getting rid of it . . .

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So that’s it, what are you reading this week? Share your link in the comments below so that I can come and take a look !

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Same book, different cover #06

battle-of-the-books

I’m back with 5 new book covers for you to pick and choose your favorite one. This is just for fun so there are no wrong answers! OK, I’ll go first:

The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

The Cactus 01  Cactus 02

I kind of like both covers but if I really neeeed to choose I’ll go with cover 2. I like how the title of the book is written in a cactus shape 🙂

Only Child by Rhiannon Navin

Only Child 01 Only Child 02

Cover 2. It’s the one I read so I’m naturally attracted to that one. I like more abstract covers more as well probably.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A Man Called Ove 01 A Man Called Ove 02

Cover 1, without a doubt. The guy on the second one looks so drab, he doesn’t attract me at all and I’d walk right past this one!

The Woman Before Me by Ruth Dugall

Lots to choose from and that makes it even more difficult but I’m going with Cover 1. That face looking at me just makes me want to pick it up and flip those pages.

Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

Winter People 01   Winter People 02

Difficult! I kind of like them both. I’ll go for cover 1 because it’s even more atmospheric although I like the bloody O very much in the second one :-).

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So that’s it. Tell me your thoughts! If you can’t get enough, check out Battle Of The Books #1 – #2#3 – #4 – #5

A YA spy novel for this month’s Goodreads Monday (June 2018)

goodreads monday

I saw this meme on Books, Vertigo and Tea and I thought this one seemed fun to join and feature on my blog from time to time as well! The original post of Goodreads Monday was posted by Lauren’s Page Turners. Thank you Lauren for this great idea. This really is a great way to help me take another look at all the books added to the wishlist so long ago and at the same time I can share some interesting titles.

There’s only one rule: Simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to link back to Lauren’s Page turners and add your own links!

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They Call Me Alexandra Gastone by T.A. Maclagan

I shelved this on 17 January 2016 on Goodreads. I like spy stories and YA so this sounded pretty interesting. I like series like The Fixer and such so this seems pretty similar and it does have great ratings on Amazon.

Alexandra Gastone

They Call Me Alexandra Cascoigne

When your life is a lie, how do you know what’s real?

Alexandra Gastone has a simple plan: graduate high school, get into Princeton, work for the CIA, and serve her great nation.

She was told the plan back when her name was Milena Rokva, back before the real Alexandra and her family were killed in a car crash.

Milena was trained to be a sleeper agent by Perun, a clandestine organization from her true homeland of Olissa. There, Milena learned everything she needed to infiltrate the life of CIA analyst Albert Gastone, Alexandra’s grandfather, and the ranks of America’s top intelligence agency.

For seven years, “Alexandra” has been on standby and life’s been good. Grandpa Albert loves her, and her strategically chosen boyfriend, Grant, is amazing.

But things are about to change. Perun no longer needs her at the CIA in five years’ time. They need her active now.

Between her cover as a high school girl—juggling a homecoming dance, history reports, and an increasingly suspicious boyfriend—and her mission in this high-stakes spy game, the boundaries of her two lives are beginning to blur.

Will she stay true to the country she barely remembers, or has her loyalty shattered along with her identity?

So what do you think, yay or nay? Have you read it or is it on your readlist too?

WWW Wednesday (06-06-2018)

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesday is a book list hosted by Taking on a World of Words, and I’m happy to participate today.

The three W’s are:
What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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What I recently finished :

I read both of Jack Jordan’s books in the past and I loved them.. one novel was even in my top 10 fav list of 2016 so I couldn’t wait to read his newest novella. Spoiler alert: I loved it. If you can’t have over the top reviews, you can just skip reading the one (where I’m reviewing two of his books actually) I’m publishing on Sunday :-). I do have an unpopular opinion the day after though about a novel so that’ll compensate ;-).

A Woman Scorned by Jack Jordan

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What I’m reading now:

I received this novel from the publisher and it’s a lighter read than I’m used to but it has a lot of feeling and it’s pretty interesting as the story is told via a mother-daughter relationship told in a past and present voice so that the daughter has become the mother in the present. I really like it so far!

In Search Of Us by Ava Dellaira

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What I’ll (probably) read soon:

Book 5 in this detective series is calling to me. This really is an outstanding series, you never know where the plot will lead and also the subsidiary plotline about Davies (the detective’s dead husband) is a very interesting addition to the story.

The Chosen Ones by Carol Wyer

The Chosen Ones defOn a hot summer’s morning, a young father is found murdered in a cornfield, outside the quiet town of Colton. Tied to a post, arms spread wide; Detective Robyn Carter is reminded of the crucifixion, and she knows she’s looking for a killer with a twisted sense of right and wrong.

The victim’s girlfriend is devastated, unable to fathom how she will tell her sick little boy. Still reeling from her own loss, Robyn vows she will find the killer – no matter what.

But then a local doctor – a popular woman with a young family of her own – is found dead outside her surgery. There are similarities between her and the first body and Robyn must take another look at the picture-postcard town, where no one has any enemies.

Can Robyn untangle the hidden web of secrets, lies, and smouldering grudges, at the heart of this close-knit community, before another life is lost?

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So that’s it, what are you reading this week? Share your link in the comments below so that I can come and take a look !

My Blog’s Name in Books

The Belgian Reviewer

This is a brilliant book meme that Lynne @Fictionophile started and I’m very excited to participate today with some lovely (at least I hope so) book titles.

Rules: 

1.  Spell out your blog’s name. (this is where you wish your blog’s name was shorter LOL)

2. Find a book from your TBR that begins with each letter. (Note you cannot ADD to your TBR to complete this challenge – the books must already be on your Goodread’s TBR)

3. Have fun! 

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My selection, tadaaaa:

Two Can Keep A Secret – Karen McManus
History is All You Left Me – Adam Silvera
Educated – Tara Westover

Bad Girls With Perfect Faces – Lynn Weingarter
Every Last Lie – Mary Kubica
Little Monsters – Kara Thomas
Guess Who? – Chris Mc George
IQ – Joe Ide
A Woman Scorned – Jack Jordan
No Other Darkness – Sarah Hillary

Rival – Penelope Douglas
Evil Games – Angela Marsons
Vox – Christina Dalcher
I Found You – Lisa Jewell
Every Dark Corner – Karen Rose
Where The Light Gets In – Lucy Dillon
Every Vow You Break – Julia Crouch
Retrieval – Aly Martinez

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Feel free to share your thoughts on these. Have you read any of them yet, do you see any you like? Should I delete any title from my list?

Same book, different cover #5

battle-of-the-books

Welcome to a new battle of the books! There’s only one rule: pick two (or more) covers and choose your favorite one.

Here are 5 books that I haven’t read yet but be it through their cover, a review I read or the blurb have piqued my interest.

Let the challenge begin!

The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet

The House Swap 01  The House Swap 02

I choose cover 2. No cover 1. No cover 2. That’s really how it went but finally I settled on the doors with a different colour and style.

Happiness for Humans by P.Z. Reizin

Happiness for Humans 01  Happiness for Humans 02

Cover number 1. I like the second one as well but the first is all pink and I like looking in the windows.

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

Let's Pretend this never happened 01  Let's Pretend this never happened 02

Cover number 1. I don’t know why but it’s intriguing, the second looks like it’s a crazy fun fictional novel 🙂

Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda. 

Fragments of the lost 02  Fragments of the lost 01

Cover number 2. I already liked cover 1 but when I saw the paperback in the store my attention was really drawn to it and I had to pick it up.

The Ever After by Sarah Pekkanen

The Ever After 01  The Ever After 02

Cover number 1. I’m not so fond of the blue filter but I do like the image with the body language of both people most. It’s pretty clear too :-).

So that’s it. Tell me your thoughts! If you can’t get enough, check out Battle Of The Books #1 – #2#3 – #4

Also don’t forget to check out the Secret Library Book Blog where Nicki holds a book battle with some AUDIObooks 🙂

 

 

 

 

Goodreads Monday (May 2018)

goodreads monday

I saw this meme on Books, Vertigo and Tea and I thought this one seemed fun to join and feature on my blog from time to time as well! The original post of Goodreads Monday was posted by Lauren’s Page Turners. Thank you Lauren for this great idea. This really is a great way to help me take another look at all the books added to the wishlist so long ago and at the same time I can share some interesting titles.

There’s only one rule: Simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to link back to Lauren’s Page turners and add your own links!

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Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino

I shelved this on 12 September 2016 on Goodreads. I just realised this novel has a staggering 4.15 rating on Goodreads (and a 4.6 rating or 75% 5 stars on Amazon) so it’s worth bumping it up my list.

Swear on this life

When a bestselling debut novel from mysterious author J.Colby becomes the literary event of the year, Emiline reads it reluctantly. As an adjunct writing instructor at UC San Diego with her own stalled literary career and a bumpy long-term relationship, Emiline isn’t thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of a young and gifted writer.

Yet from the very first page, Emiline is entranced by the story of Emerson and Jackson, two childhood best friends who fall in love and dream of a better life beyond the long dirt road that winds through their impoverished town in rural Ohio.

That’s because the novel is patterned on Emiline’s own dark and desperate childhood, which means that “J. Colby” must be Jase: the best friend and first love she hasn’t seen in over a decade. Far from being flattered that he wrote the novel from her perspective, Emiline is furious that he co-opted her painful past and took some dramatic creative liberties with the ending.

The only way she can put her mind at ease is to find and confront “J. Colby,” but is she prepared to learn the truth behind the fiction?

So what do you think, yay or nay? Have you read it or is it on your readlist too?