REVIEW: Born at Midnight by C. C. Hunter


One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever. Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren’t just “troubled.” Here at Shadow Falls, vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, witches and fairies train side by side—learning to harness their powers, control their magic and live in the normal world.

Kylie’s never felt normal, but surely she doesn’t belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks either. Or does she? They insist Kylie is one of them, and that she was brought here for a reason. As if life wasn’t complicated enough, enter Derek and Lucas. Derek’s a half-fae who’s determined to be her boyfriend, and Lucas is a smokin’ hot werewolf with whom Kylie shares a secret past. Both Derek and Lucas couldn’t be more different, but they both have a powerful hold on her heart.

Even though Kylie feels deeply uncertain about everything, one thing is becoming painfully clear—Shadow Falls is exactly where she belongs…


This book was a re-read for me and I think it was even better than the first time.

I just love Kylie and her new/old friends and the camp she's going to.
I think the auther did a great job by explaining Kylies' problems and development. 

One thing I especially like about this book series are the supernatural creatures. Okay. I read a few books with vampires and werewolves but shapeshifters? Hell that's cool! 

Oh and the whole camp setting is pretty exciting (: 

The only little negative thing is Kylie's boyfriend problem... If you've read this book you know what I mean.

Anyway. It's a fantastic supernatural, paranormal, whatever read I recommend to everyone.


xo Anne


REVIEW: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan


Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper and a best friend named Leo. They’re all students at a boarding school for “bad kids.” What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly?

Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she’s going to find out.

Leo has a way with tools. When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. But there’s weird stuff, too—like the curse everyone keeps talking about. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them—including Leo—is related to a god.


This was my first book of 2015 and it was a pretty good start in my reading year.

I loved the three new characters Jason, Piper and Leo and 'Oh my God!', Leo is just freaking amazing!
I liked the plot a lot even though I just missed Percy so much and I'm looking forward to finally read from him in the next books (:
And Jason's amnesia and how everything played together with his life and stuff? Rick Riordan did a great job with that! He wrapped mostly all things up.

I'm sorry I can't tell you more but I think it's best to go in this book not knowing too much about the plot and the characters..

I would recommend it to everyone who loves the Percy Jackson and the Olympians books (which you definitely should have read first) as well as to everyone who is interested in greek and roman mythology.


xo Anne


2014 End of the Year Survey

So I saw this on Bookmarks & Blogging and I decided to do it even though I'm probably a bit late.
So just like last year, The Perpetual Page Turner is hosting an end of year survey.

Number Of Books You Read: 57
Number of Re-Reads: 8
Genre You Read The Most From: YA

Best In Books

Best Book You Read In 2014
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi. Or Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas.. Well. Loved them both ♥ Can't decide.

Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t
Legend by Marie Lu. And before I get hate: I liked it and it was great. But I thought because of all the hype it would be better.. 
Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2014 
Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon. I just picked it up because of it's cover when I was in London last summer but I ended up really enjoying it.

Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2014
Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi all the way.

Best series you started in 2014, best sequel of 2014, best series ending of 2014
Best series I started was Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. Best sequel was Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas. And best ending was Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Favourite new author you discovered in 2014
Rick Riordan. Because I finally picked up the Percy Jackson books and loved them.

Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone
Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson because I'm not a huge contemporary fan but I ended up giving that book 5 stars.
Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year
Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini. It was thrilling, it was action-packed and I just couldn't put it down. And as well I pre-ordered it the second I knew about it :D

Book You Read In 2014 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi (what I already did :D) and Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas.

Favourite cover of a book you read in 2014

Most memorable character of 2014
Celaena Sardothien from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas.

Most beautifully written book read in 2014
Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins. It was so funny and smart-assy written.

Most Thought-Provoking/Life-Changing Book of 2014
Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson. It may haven't changed my life but it remembers me of something quite similar in my life.

Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2014 to finally read
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. I read Clockwork Angel some time in 2013 and then didn't had the urge to continue. Then my friends dragged me to read it and I'm so glad they did. Because since then The Infernal Devices trilogy is one of me favourites, mostly because of Clockwork Princess (:

Favourite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2014
People aren't born good or bad.
Maybe they're born with tendencies either way, but it's the way you live your life that matters.
And the people you know.

-Simon Lewis, City of Glass
Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2014
Longest was City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare with 735 pages. Shortest was City of Bones: Little Book of Quotes.

Book That Shocked You The Most
The One by Kiera Cass? Well I didn't see that ending coming..

A lot. Warner and Juliette (especially) from Ignite Me, Kat and Daemon from the Lux series and Will and Tessa from The Infernal Devices.

Favourite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
Celeana and Rowan in Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas. Love them ♥

Favourite Book You Read in 2014 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare.

Best Book You Read In 2014 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure
2014 was my recommendation year so I most of the books I've read were recommended but the best (and not one I've already mentioned) was Slated by Terri Terry.

Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2014
Non-romantic but Magnus Bane from Cassandra Clare's books.

Best 2014 debut you read
Take back the Skies by Lucy Saxon.

Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year
The world in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. It's such an amazing and exciting world with different creatures and setting places. 

Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read
Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan just because Percy.

Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2014
If I stay by Gayle Forman AND Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon. The only two books I ever cried in.

Hidden Gem Of The Year

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan. Bought this on a whim and didn't expect me to enjoy it. But I did.

Book That Crushed Your Soul
Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Kat and Daemon. And then the end... Just saying.

Most Unique Book You Read In 2014
Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Shioban Vivian. It was... Unique.

Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn't necessarily mean you didn't like it)
I got pretty mad at Adam in Ignite Me for several reasons. But it's one of my faves of the year.

Blogging/Bookish Life

New favourite book blog you discovered in 2014
I discovered blogging this year so yeah. But some of many blogs I love are Enchanted by YA and Jillian's Books.

Favourite review that you wrote in 2014
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas.

Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog
DISCUSSION: Books of TV shows?

Best event that you participated in

Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2014
When I started this blog in Spring.

Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog
Liebster Award

Post You Wished Got A Little More Love
REVIEW: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Best bookish discovery
Goodreads. And Bookstagram.

Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
I set my challenge in July and yes. I've accomplished it.

Looking Ahead

One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2014 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2015
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. Sitting on my shelf for 2 months now..

Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2015
A lot! But I already did a post on that HERE.

2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.

Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2015
The next Throne of Glass book!

One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2015
To read more. And to be active on my blog.

A 2015 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone
Nope. Sry..

Hope you enjoyed!

xo Anne


T5W: Series You Want To Start This Year

Hey guys!

Today's another Top 5 Wednesday with the topic above (:
And this topic? It's complicated :D

But let's try.

(no particuilar order)

1. Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

For everyone who doesn't know I got those beautiful books in that gorgeous box set for my birthday and yeah. I want to start and finish this series in 2015!
Oh before I forget. I already started The Lost Hero yesterday (January 7th) and by the time this post gets up I hope to already have finished it and started the second, The Son of Neptune.

2. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin

And I even already own A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings so I seriously need to start this series! (:

3. Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I already got the first book Half-Blood for christmas from a friend and one of my undirect goals for 2015 is to own all of Jennifer's books so yeah. Need to start this series.

4. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

As with the other series I already own Cinder the first book since March 2014 but haven't been able to get around to it yet. So I hope to start and finish this series this year as well.

5. The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson

Right now the first book The Kiss of Deception is the only one out but the second book of which I don't know the name is coming out in July I think.
And because I heard many awesome and just fantastic things about this book I am pumped to finally start it at some point in this year.

What series do you want to start this year?

xo Anne



T5W: Anticipated 2015 Releases

So this week's topic I really like.

I just want to mention one thing first: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare would so be on my list if it hadn't been pushed back until March 2016.!

Let's do the post now:

1. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard   (pub. February 10th)

2. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas   (pub. May 5th)

3. The Heir by Kiera Cass   (pub. May 5th)

4. Throne of Glass #4 by Sarah J. Maas   (pub. September 10th)


5. Trial of Tears by Josephine Angelini   (pub. September 1st)


Of course there are as well other books I am looking forward to as Miss Mayhem but these are my most anticipated ones (:

xo Anne



DISCUSSION: Bookstagram

Hey guys!

Today I wanted to do a discussion post because I just can't get out of my reading slump... I seriously started 3 books and haven't finished any of them yet..!
But that's not the point of this post.

First of all for everyone who does not know what Bookstagram is: It simply is the book(ish) community on Instagram.

Well and now to the real post.

I myself do own as well a book(ish) account on Instagram (@annebooks_) but not only because I run a bookblog.
I personally think this community on Instagram is the most friendly and welcoming and I must know because before I even started this blog I had a fandom account and some people there were nice and friendly but I as well saw on other peoples pictures hate comments. And that kind of shocked me.
For what I can see in my follow feed and my own there is no single hate comment. For what I see everyone is friendly to everyone and that is sometings I really appreciate about Bookstagram.

I myself did found friends through it and I know I am not the only one out there.
And one plus is there are always new picutures of books when I update my feed :D

But of course because it's me I have some or better one negative thing about bookstagram.

And that is when people permanantely post not their own but other people's pictures and credit them (or a shoutout as you can say too).
I think it's okay when you post it maybe once a week but I've seen a lot lately even though I don't follow a lot of people on there. And it annoys me. I honestly sometimes think even though I don't want to when I see those credited pictures these people who post them have in that moment no inspiration to take picutes themselves and that would be sad. Because why would you otherwise own an account? And there are a billion tags flowing through Bookstagram so why just don't do one of them, tagged or not, instead of those indirect shoutouts?!

Well. That's my opinion.
What's yours?
And do you have your own Bookstagram account? If so please leave your username in the comments so I can check it out and maybe even follow you (:

xo Anne


Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

1. Thank the blogger that nominated you and link back to their site.
2. Post the award's logo on your blog.
3. Answer the ten questions you've been asked.
4. Nominate 10 bloggers.
5. Set 10 new questions for your nominees.

I was nominated by Anna @EnchantedByYA. Thanks again ❤️

Anna's questions:
1) What inspired you to start blogging?
Honestly? I don't know anymore :D I think I did get back into reading through discovering booktube, then discovered Goodreads and then Anna and I chatted and through that I decided to start my own blog (:

2) Are your family avid readers?
Yes. My whole family reads since I can think and in our living room is a gigantic bookshelf with probably over 900 books just from my parents o:

3) How many books do you average read in a month?
Average? Between 4 and 6..

4) Where do you read?
Mostly in my room, sometimes in the living room or on vacation.

5) What do you do if you fall into a reading slump?
First I watch some tv shows and then I read scenes I lobed from books I already read.

6) What genre do you want to read more from?
Contemporary and fantasy.

7) Do you review every book you read?
I try to but sometimes I don't.

8) How do you rate books?
I think in a very unique way :D Because I let my stomach make the decission and the way I feel.

9) What is your favourite quote from a book?
I have many but one I really really love, and I even have hung up in my room, is from Simon in City of Glass. It says "People are not bad or good. Maybe they are born with tendencies either way but it's the way you live your life that matters. And the people you know."

10) What was the last book you gave 5 🌟 to?
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. (review here)

My questions:
1) When and why did you start your blog?
2) How often do you write posts?
3) How many books do you own in total?
4) Have you ever been in a reading slump? And how do you got out of it?
5) If you could only own 10 books which were these?
6) What do you do if you don't know how to explain your feeling about a book?
7) Is there any possibility you would stop blogging and why?
8) Did you became friends with people over blogging?
9) Which books do you really want to read in 2015?
10) Any reading goals this year?

I nominate:
Amelia @YABokologists
Summer @MissFictional
Jillian @JilliansBooks
Christine @OhChrys

xo Anne

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