Wednesday, November 6, 2013


As you all might have noticed, there haven't been many new blog posts lately and I apologize for that. With work and everything else, there just hasn't been enough time for me to read as much as I normally do and that means less reviews. This is why I've decided to take a break from blogging for a while. I want to catch up on my reading and write lots and lots of reviews so I won't have to leave you guys with only one blog post a week again. I'm not exactly sure when I'll be back but it's going to be somewhere in the new year. Be sure to sign up so you'll get an email when I come back with new reviews. Again, sorry for all of this.

See you all in 2014!


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Review: Shadow of Time by Jen Minkman

Title: Shadow of Time
Author: Jen Minkman
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781480242234
Genre: Paranormal/Young Adult
First Published: December 2012

All Hannah needs is a nice and quiet vacation after her first year of teaching French at a high school. She joins her brother Ben for the summer in their mom’s log cabin in Arizona. There, she meets Josh again, Ben’s childhood friend from the Navajo reservation. The little boy from the rez has grown up fast, and Hannah can’t help but feeling more for him than just friendship.

But fate apparently has something else in store for her. And it’s not peace and quiet. Night after night, Hannah is plagued by strange nightmares about the past of Navajo Nation and terrifying shadows chasing her. They seem to come closer – and why is Josh always present in her dreams?

Sometimes, the past has a way of catching up with you.

First of all, my compliments to Jen Minkman for the way she wrote this book. There's no way to tell that a dutchie wrote and translated this book herself. Great job!

So, the story. It's very intriguing and definitely original. I've never read anything like it. The characters in the book are all very likable. Hannah doesn't come off as a 23-year old, but that didn't really bother me. I also adored Josh. He’s such a sweet guy, it’s impossible not to like him.

The reasons I can't give this book 5 stars is because even though I enjoyed the story, I think it was a bit too long. The part when you read about Josh' past two lives actually bored me a little bit. That's why Shadow of Time is getting 4 stars from me. It's a great book and I loved how Minkman makes you really feel like you are actually there at the Navajo reservation even though she hasn't even been in the United States herself. I'm looking forward to Jen Minkmans next books!

Just a small note for all the dutch readers: Jen Minkmans boek Back to School is nu ook hier te verkrijgen als ebook. Ook de moeite waard om te lezen!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Review: Deeper We Fall by Chelsea M. Cameron

Title: Deeper We Fall (Fall and Rise #1)
Author: Chelsea M. Cameron
Pages: 446
ISBN: 9781481100922
Genre: New Adult
First Published: January 2013

Two years after her best friend was involved in a car accident that caused a traumatic brain injury, Lottie Anders is ready to start her freshman year of college. Ready to move on. Ready to start forgetting the night that ripped her life apart. Her plans come to a screeching halt when not one, but both brothers responsible for the accident end up back in her life again.

Zack is cruel, selfish and constantly rubbing what happened to her friend in Lottie's face. Zan is different. He listens to her awkward ramblings. He loves "To Kill a Mockingbird" as much as she does, and his dark eyes are irresistible. His words are few and far between, but when he does speak, she can't help but listen.

The trouble is, Zan was the driver in the accident, and now Lottie's discovered he lied to her about what happened that night. Now she must decide if trusting him again will lead to real forgiveness, or deeper heartache.

I got this book from Netgalley and wasn't quite sure what to expect. Now, after finishing it, I am definitely a Chelsea M. Cameron fan! This was a wonderful and lovely book. It was sad, but also funny and sexy. It has the best pillow talk I've ever come across in a book. The fact that Lottie wasn't able to shut up made me enjoy it even more. 

Most of the characters in this book were great, except for Zack, he's just a major douche. Thankfully, Zan makes up for that. He's so sweet and nice. And even though Zan and Zack were responsible for the accident, Lottie starts to fall for Zan. Obviously, you can't choose who you love..

There are only two small things; I wished we would've been able to read about Lottie meeting Miss Carole. And in the end I felt like the book was a teeny tiny bit too long. But I still loved and enjoyed it a lot. So I'm giving it 4,5 stars.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Filling Up The Weekend (9)

A few tips for you all to read this weekend:

The story sounds very romantic. I haven't read it yet, but I'm going to start it this weekend. My expectations are very high, this book just has to be amazing!

Anyone who has read my review of the Bet knows how much I absolutely loved it. If you haven't read the Bet, you should go do it soon. And while you're at it, try the sequel too! You won't be disappointed!

I discovered this series when I was on vacation in New Zealand. I've read the first three books and loved them. It's a fun and lovely series that you should really try if you like vampires.

I still want to punch myself for not going to Lauren Graham's book signing when I still lived in New York. So stupid! Anyway, this book is a must read for all you chick lit/romance lovers out there.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Review: Goddess by Josephine Angelini

Title: Goddess (Starcrossed #3)
Author: Josephine Angelini
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780330529761
Genre: Young Adult
First Published: May 2013

She must rise, or they will fall ...Helen's powers are increasing--and so is the distance between her and her mortal friends. To make matters worse, the Oracle reveals that a dangerous traitor is lurking among them, and all fingers point to Orion. Still unsure whether she loves him or Lucas, Helen is forced to make a terrifying decision, or risk all-out war.

I always saw the Greek gods as good, but after reading this trilogy, I'm seeing them in a completely different way. My favorite god was Hades, surprisingly. This book was a good ending to the series, although after reading it I kind of feel like Angelini is keeping her options open, she can easily write a fourth book if she wants too.  

What I didn't like was that it took so damn long for Daphne to finally admit the truth to Helen about her and Lucas and I was sad that there wasn't much time for romance because of the big war. But there were still some cute moments. I especially liked Orion's HEA. The whole Matt thing was a bit confusing for me and I didn't really like that twist. But it was still a very cool book. It made me want to read more books with Greek mythology in it! 
4 stars for Goddess.

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