REVIEW : These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner


It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.

Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.

Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?

Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.


Survival, romance and action. These are three words which explain this book the best.
And I loved it!
Tarver's and Lilac's developing, and not just the one of their relationship, was amazing.
Their first meeting till the end of the book was just hocking and I couldn't put the book down.
I loved the way Lilac got tougher through the book and how Tarver helped her with it.

And what I liked most is that the romance wasn't there like from the beginning. Well it kind of was, then got stuck away and then was there again but I think you get what I mean (:
It was as well a book with a dual point of view and I really liked it. You know, in some books it is annoying or cheesy but in this one it wasn't.
And this planet they crashed on was a little bit scary but amazing how farther the storyline got.

I recommend this book to everyone who likes an action packed book with sci-fi elements and a romance (:

xo Anne


REVIEW : Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying experiences that others in her hometown of Salem take for granted, which is why she is determined to enjoy her first high school party with her best friend and longtime crush, Tristan. But after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class, Lily wishes she could just disappear.

Suddenly, Lily is in a different Salem—one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruelest of them all is Lillian . . . Lily's other self in this alternate universe.

What makes Lily weak at home is what makes her extraordinary in New Salem. In this confusing world, Lily is torn between responsibilities she can't hope to shoulder alone and a love she never expected.




This is one word that describes this book.

I'm totally into fanatsy and witchcraft and this book has both elements.
Fristly the plot : A to the death sick girl get teleproted to another world where she's superpowerful and the witch of all witches? Plus some super cute dudes and a rebel movement? Come on! That sounds like a fenomenal story!
And it was!

The story was well develped, not to fast and not to slow and the world building was awesome with all the dangers and problems of each faction and how you get to know through the book how everything is conntected and why everyone acts like he/she does.
The characters are all differnet but adorble (let us take the evil ones aside) and how the witchcraft works is fascinating.

One plus for me is as well the way the author tells the story of how Lily gets involved with everything. One moment she's in her world the other she isn't and all the struggle she goes through on the way to figure everything out. As well the developing friendships with the new/old people of this new world and how she teaches those what things in this world is in hers.

Maybe at some, maybe one or two, points there wasn't everything clearly explained but I think Josephine Angelini did this on purpose because there will be two sequels to this!
And I'm already tempted to read them and how things will be in Trial of Tears because at the end was kind of a cliffhanger and I'm so excited to know what happens next!
The only big problem we have is that we have to wait until September 2015... -.-

But I'll hold everything together :D


xo Anne



So.. Everywhere around Booktube and as well in the blogging world it is a topic now : NaNoWriMo.
November is as always the 'National Novel Writing Month' (nanowrimo.org) and this year I thought about participating but didn't at the end.
Probabaly most of you can't understand why I didn't join it because you would win a novel if you win but I have my reasons.

1. I am a student! I have school from Monday to Friday from 8am to 2pm, on Wednesdays even until 4pm. I need to do my homework and learn for tests. So I can't just sit a day in front of my laptop and write all the time. I think every blogger or NaNoWriMo participant who is a student knows school always is in the first place.

2. Hobbys. Yeahh.. I have a couple of hobbies I have on differnet days in the week. e.g. on Tuesdays I am tutoring a little girl and have an art class and on Saturdays I play tennis. So my week is full of stuff and I want to hang out with friends too. And I am a blogger (a hobby too) plus a reader!

3. Birthday! My birthday is November 26, so I need to plan and organise things.

And lastly

4. My computer is the last piece of ****..

Do you participate or not in NaNoWriMo this year?
And why?

xo Anne


REVIEW : Goddess by Josephine Angelini


After accidentally unleashing the gods from their captivity on Olympus, Helen must find a way to re-imprison them without starting a devastating war. But the gods are angry, and their thirst for blood already has a body count.

To make matters worse, the Oracle reveals that a diabolical Tyrant is lurking among them, which drives a wedge between the once-solid group of friends. As the gods use the Scions against one another, Lucas’s life hangs in the balance. Still unsure whether she loves him or Orion, Helen is forced to make a terrifying decision, for war is coming to her shores.

In Josephine Angelini’s compelling conclusion to the masterfully woven Starcrossed trilogy, a goddess must rise above it all to change a destiny that’s been written in the stars. With worlds built just as fast as they crumble, love and war collide in an all-out battle that will leave no question unanswered and no heart untouched.


As I said in my reviews of the first and second book I love this trilogy!

I am totally into the Greek Mythology stuff and this is one of the best series I read in this genre so far.
And Goddess was an epic conclusion to it.

The battle was actionpacked and hooking, and Helen finally chose between Lucas and Orion.
The plot twists in this book I never thought would be there and Hades is in this trilogy the good guy which I like (:

And because it's the conclusion I won't write more than this but I'm just saying that you should definitely check this awesome series by Josephine Angelini out!


xo Anne

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