London Here I Come!

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At this time on Sunday I´m already in London for a few days vacation stuffed with bookshopping, musical listening and Harry Potter geeking. I have put around 11 new books on the to-buy list and don´t ask me how I plan on taking them back with me because I have honestly no idea.  Some books you have seen on this page if you have followed me for a while and some you have not. But I will definitely do a Book Haul for you guys when I get back.

Todays Question: What are you currently reading?
Todays Answer: I am currently reading RoseBlood and I really don´t know how I feel about it yet because it´s so weird.


 

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Goodreads Monday #5

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren´s Page Turners and what you do is show off those lovely little books on your To Be Read List on Goodreads.

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Synopsis
Alosa’s mission is finally complete. Not only has she recovered all three pieces of the map to a legendary hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now prisoners on her ship. Still unfairly attractive and unexpectedly loyal, first mate Riden is a constant distraction, but now he’s under her orders. And she takes great comfort in knowing that the villainous Vordan will soon be facing her father’s justice.

When Vordan exposes a secret her father has kept for years, Alosa and her crew find themselves in a deadly race with the feared Pirate King. Despite the danger, Alosa knows they will recover the treasure first . . . after all, she is the daughter of the Siren Queen.

Why I Want To Read It
Daughter of the Pirate King is by far my favourite read for years now and I have never finished reading a book so fast. Loved everything about the characters and the world Tricia has created and I really need this book in my life, right now! 

Autumn TBR

Summer of 2017 are officially over and the autumn cozy evenings can begin!

This year I´m more then ready to enjoy those cozy autumn evenings with a hot drink in one hand and a good book to read in the other. How about you? This year I will try to plan my reading a bit, we just have to see if I manage to follow it though.

The books I´m planning to read are these but if you have a suggestion on other books I shouldn´t miss out on feel free to leave them in a comment below.

Review – Secrets of Nanreath Hall

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Synopsis
Back in England after the harrowing evacuation at Dunkirk, WWII Red Cross nurse Anna Trenowyth is shocked to learn her adoptive parents Graham and Prue Handley have been killed in an air raid. She desperately needs their advice as she’s been assigned to the military hospital that has set up camp inside her biological mother’s childhood home—Nanreath Hall. Anna was just six years old when her mother, Lady Katherine Trenowyth, died. All she has left are vague memories that tease her with clues she can’t unravel. Anna’s assignment to Nanreath Hall could be the chance for her to finally become acquainted with the family she’s never known—and to unbury the truth and secrets surrounding her past.

As Anna is drawn into her newfound family’s lives and their tangled loyalties, she discovers herself at the center of old heartbreaks and unbearable tragedies, leaving her to decide if the secrets of the past are too dangerous to unearth…and if the family she’s discovered is one she can keep.

Review
I was not prepared for this book at all, but from the first sentence I was stuck and it didn´t let go of me until the last word was read!

In the story we follow Lady Katherine just in the early 20th century Cornwall and it’s like a real Downton Abbey dream. But then prince charming shows up and everything changes. Lady Katherine finds herself being thrown out of her childhood home Nanreath Hall and the war lurks just around the corner. And what happens when Lady Katherine suddenly finds herself pregnant with her dreamy lover more than willing to leave her for the war? In the next chapter we follow the nurse Anna Trenowyth in 1940 and we follow her journey when she begins her work on the mansion Nanreath Hall during the Second World War to take care of the injured soldiers. But what we also get to know is that Anna are someone in search of the truth about her biological mother and her family.

Oh what emotional journey that follows! We are following the two main characters in each chapter, but what sometimes is hard in other books Alix Rickloff really succeeded with in this book. A good and fluent language that captures the reader. You take the characters to the heart very easily and you don´t want the book to end. I’m not kidding when I say I slowed down on the reading pace just to stay in this world a little longer.
Really great story where we get to follow a family for several generations.
I really recommend you to read it!

 


Goodreads Monday #4

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren´s Page Turners and what you do is show off those lovely little books on your To Be Read List on Goodreads.

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Synopsis
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Why I want to read it?

This is a book I have wanted to read for a while now and so many people are talking about it right now all over the world. This is actually one of the book I have planned on buying on my next London trip in a few weeks. I just hope there will be some left since it seems like everyone is buying it at the moment haha. Have you read it?


As you have probably seen by now the content of this blog have been very similar recently and that is because I have had no time to actually blog. I have had lots and lots of meetings and lectures to go on these past weeks but I hope I can get back to blogging soon. Until then I have to do these weekly thingys. Hope you are fine!


 

New Releases – October 2017

October has arrived my friends which means it´s my birthday month and some interesting books will be released.

Let´s start with the authors I have already read books from...


Harry Potter: A History of Magic
A History of Magic promises to take the readers on a fascinating journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – from Alchemy and Potions classes through to Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures. And as a total Harry Potter Geek I just can´t miss out on this one. I will probably not buy it immediately until I can see the fysical copy and decide on the spot if it is worth having on my shelf or not. And who am I kidding… It probably will but yeah!

Paddington´s Finest Hour
Paddington has been a childhood hero to me and have brought me such joy and laughters through the years and since Michael Bond has sadly left us this will be the last ever book of his. I need to gather them all because they are so special.

Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban Illustrated Version
Jim Kay are an amazing artist and the illustrated versions of the Harry Potter books are just pure bookporn people. Such amazing illustrations! I will wait to buy the Swedish version of it though since the other editions are in swedish. Hopefully it won´t be to long before it gets translated.



And now the New Releases from other authors:


Dear Martin
Justyce McAllister is top of his class, captain of the debate team, and set for the Ivy League next year—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. He is eventually released without charges (or an apology), but the incident has Justyce spooked. Despite leaving his rough neighborhood, he can’t seem to escape the scorn of his former peers or the attitude of his prep school classmates. The only exception: Sarah Jane, Justyce’s gorgeous—and white—debate partner he wishes he didn’t have a thing for.

Struggling to cope with it all, Justyce starts a journal to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But do Dr. King’s teachings hold up in the modern world? Justyce isn’t so sure.

Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up. Way up. Much to the fury of the white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. And Justyce and Manny get caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack. The truth of what happened that night—some would kill to know. Justyce is dying to forget.

My Brigadista Year
When thirteen-year-old Lora tells her parents that she wants to join Premier Castro’s army of young literacy teachers, her mother screeches to high heaven, and her father roars like a lion. Lora has barely been outside of Havana — why wold she throw away her life in a remote shack with no electricity, sleeping on a hammock in somebody’s kitchen? But Lora is stubborn: didn’t her parents teach her to share what she has with someone in need? Surprisingly, Lora’s abuela takes her side, even as she makes Lora promise to come home if things get too hard. But how will Lora know for sure when that time has come? Shining light on a little-known moment in history, Katherine Paterson traces a young teen’s coming-of-age journey from a sheltered life to a singular mission: teaching fellow Cubans of all ages to read and write, while helping with the work of their daily lives and sharing the dangers posed by counterrevolutionaries hiding in the hills nearby. Inspired by true accounts, the novel includes an author’s note and a timeline of Cuban history

 

Goodreads Monday #3

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren´s Page Turners and what you do is show off those lovely little books on your To Be Read List on Goodreads. Here I Go Again…

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Synopsis
Evie Snow is eighty-two when she quietly passes away in her sleep, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. It’s the way most people wish to leave the world but when Evie reaches the door of her own private heaven, she finds that she’s become her twenty-seven-year-old self and the door won’t open.

Evie’s soul must be light enough to pass through so she needs to get rid of whatever is making her soul heavy. For Evie, this means unburdening herself of the three secrets that have weighed her down for over fifty years, so she must find a way to reveal them before it’s too late. As Evie begins the journey of a lifetime, she learns more about life and love than she ever thought possible, and somehow , some way, she may also find her way back to her long lost love . . .

Why I want to read it?
First of all, Carrie Hope Fletcher are just the most adorable and nicest woman I have ever met and when she told us all about becoming an author a couple of years back I just knew that her books where going to be magical. I bought this book when it got released but I had to put it on hold because I had alot of review copys to read first but I have heard so many great things said about this book so I will try to read it before the year have ended.