Book tour review + Giveaway: Cast in firelight (Dana Swift) | the book I pre-ordered right after finishing it

Book tour review + Giveaway: Cast in firelight (Dana Swift) | the book I pre-ordered right after finishing it

Today it’s my spot in the booktour of Cast in firelight — the first instalment in a YA fantasy duology — by Dana Swift! I’m so excited to tell you all you need to know about this unique debut because it’s pretty epic! It releases tomorrow(!!) so you don’t want to miss out! Now, let’s [...]

Book tour review: Soul of cinder (Bree Barton) | the conclusion to the Heart of thorns trilogy

Book tour review: Soul of cinder (Bree Barton) | the conclusion to the Heart of thorns trilogy

Today is my spot in the blogtour of Soul of Cinder by Bree Barton, the last instalment in the Heart of thorns trilogy! The first book, Heart of thorns, and the second one, Tears of frost, were already wild rides (read: I was screaming out loud and my heart beat was unhealthy). I was really [...]

Review: Lava red feather blue (Molly Ringle) | sleeping beauty, but make it gay

Review: Lava red feather blue (Molly Ringle) | sleeping beauty, but make it gay

Surprisingly, I had never heard of any sleeping beauty retellings before this one. I’m starting to really get into retellings so I definitely wanted to give this one a chance so I decided to find out more about it. The excitement I felt when hearing that 1) it’s gay and 2) the story only starts [...]

Monthly wrap-up: What I read in December 2020 and what January 2021 will bring (anticipated releases)

Monthly wrap-up: What I read in December 2020 and what January 2021 will bring (anticipated releases)

We did it loves! We made it through 2020 and believe me when I say that's something you can and should be proud of! 2020 was the year I completely fell in love with reading, writing, blogging and more, so I don't look back at it with only resentment but let's say I'm glad I [...]

Let’s discuss: Why tropes in books aren’t necessarily bad (and enemies to lovers doesn’t have to be toxic)

Let’s discuss: Why tropes in books aren’t necessarily bad (and enemies to lovers doesn’t have to be toxic)

Lately I've noticed that a lot of people associate tropes with a book being unoriginal. They make stories predictable and are full of clichés. Are people who say this wrong? No, of course not, but they only have half of the truth. The thing is, whether you're aware of it or not: if you read, [...]

My most anticipated releases of 2021 | young adult, fantasy, contemporary, debuts and lots of LGBTQ+ | diversify your reading in 2021!

My most anticipated releases of 2021 | young adult, fantasy, contemporary, debuts and lots of LGBTQ+ | diversify your reading in 2021!

Maybe it's because this is the first year I've been actively looking for releases but I feel like 2021 is gonna be an amazing year for YA books. Not only are there releasing many, many books with beautiful covers, there are just lots of stories with so much potential! I can tell you one thing: [...]

Review: Everything I thought I knew (Shannon Takaoka) | proof that I can’t keep an opinion for two chapters straight

Review: Everything I thought I knew (Shannon Takaoka) | proof that I can’t keep an opinion for two chapters straight

Most of the times I know exactly why a book attracts me. It often has something to do with a specific element or trope but with this book, however, I truly don't have a clue why I decided to read it. Of course, it has a beautiful cover and an interesting premise but I don't [...]

Let’s discuss: How the bookcommunity influenced me (and keeps on doing so)

Let’s discuss: How the bookcommunity influenced me (and keeps on doing so)

I still remember the exact moment that little me discovered that there were not only other people who liked to read, but also people who liked to talk about books. A whole new world opened up in front of me when I found out about this side of the internet. It was so much fun [...]

Recensie: Hoe dan ook

Recensie: Hoe dan ook

In 2020 ontdekte ik fantasy boeken en laten we zeggen dat ze zowat mijn leven hebben overgenomen. Ik verloor mijn liefde voor contemporary (zeker romances) waardoor ik er maar zelden eentje las. In 2021 wil ik die liefde weer terugvinden, maar waarom wachten tot volgende maand om te beginnen? Toen ik hoorde waar Hoe dan [...]

Review + interview: Master of one by Jaida Jones and Dani Bennett

Review + interview: Master of one by Jaida Jones and Dani Bennett

When I heard that I had the honour of reviewing this book AND interviewing both the authors, I kinda freaked out. There can't be anyone in this world who thought I could resist a YA fantasy with a premise that says it has queer fae in it. Come on, I'm too weak for that! Either [...]

Recensie: Zomerburen

Recensie: Zomerburen

Als je de afgelopen weken op de Nederlandse bookstagrams of boekenblogs keek, heb je dit boek ongetwijfeld al zien passeren. Zomerburen was voor mij en vele andere een boek om naar uit te kijken aangezien het zo'n grote stap is voor de Nederlandse community. Vandaag vertel ik jullie of dit veelbelovende boek het ook écht [...]

What I read in October 2020: a monthly wrap-up

What I read in October 2020: a monthly wrap-up

November has arrived, which means it's time to say goodbye to the beloved October. In my opinion, it's the best month to read lots of books and enjoy the cosiness of tea, candles, oversized sweaters and everything you like! Before I catapult myself into NaNoWriMo, let's take a look at my October reading month! Reading [...]

Recensie: Overleefd

Recensie: Overleefd

Vandaag start de blogtour van Overleefd en ik heb de eer om hem af te trappen, nog wel op de verschijningsdatum! Ik lees niet zo vaak historische fictie, maar ik was nieuwsgierig of dit boek me kon overtuigen om vaker naar het genre te grijpen. In deze recensie neem ik jullie mee naar 1521 en [...]

Book tour + Review and Giveaway: Disenchanted

Book tour + Review and Giveaway: Disenchanted

Today it's my spot in the blog tour for Brianna Sugalski's Disenchanted! This dark YA fantasy is the first instalment in a series and I can't wait to take with me on this journey! I'll tell you everything you need to know about Disenchanted in this blogpost, including a review, an aesthetic, and an international [...]

Recensie: Genadeloos

Recensie: Genadeloos

Genadeloos was het derde boek dat ik van Jennefer Mellink las. Van Gebroken tot Kwaad bloed merkte je al heel sterk hoe de auteur gegroeid was, dus toen ik hoorde over dit boek wilde ik maar wat graag weten of ze nog meer gegroeid was. Vandaag vertel ik wat mijn conclusie is! Waar gaat Genadeloos [...]

What I read in September 2020: a monthly wrap-up

What I read in September 2020: a monthly wrap-up

The tenth month of 2020 has officially started! I can't wait for autumn to fully arrive, with all its cosiness. A lot of great books will also be published these coming three months, but before we can look at all that, let's look back at September, especially reading-wise! Reading statsSo today it's time to talk [...]

Why Looking for Alaska is my all-time favourite book

Why Looking for Alaska is my all-time favourite book

There's this very weird thing where people always associate me with Looking for Alaska. I mean, I don't know why they'd think that. It's not like I'm screaming and crying about it all the—oh. I think it's no secret that my all-time favourite book is Looking for Alaska by John Green. I'm constantly talking about [...]

Recensie: Jacht

Recensie: Jacht

Als je fan bent van jeugdthrillers, heb je de naam Cis Meijer vast al wel eens horen vallen. Haar boeken staan onder de lijn van Politie niet betreden, een reeks boeken die ik altijd weet te verslinden. Maar van Cis Meijer had ik nog niets geprobeerd. Hoogtijd dus! Waar gaat Jacht over? AUTEUR: CIS MEIJERUITGEVERIJ: [...]

Why I love reading

Why I love reading

"Reading is like dreaming with your eyes open." "Books are uniquely portable magic." "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies." These are all famous quotes about what reading means to people and how it can be different for every person. Today I'm gonna try to explain to you why I read – and [...]

Book tour + Review: Set fire to the Gods

Book tour + Review: Set fire to the Gods

AUTHORS: SARA RAASCH AND KRISTEN SIMMONSPUBLISHER: BALZER & BRAYPAGE COUNT: 432RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 4, 2020GENRE: YOUNG ADULT, FANTASY Today it's my spot in the Set fire to the Gods literary bound tour! In this post I will tell you everything you need to know about this epic fantasy, its authors and of course I'll be sharing my own [...]

Recensie: Val en Verlossing

Recensie: Val en Verlossing

AUTEUR: LEIGH BARDUGOUITGEVERIJ: BLOSSOM BOOKSGENRE: YOUNG ADULT, FANTASYPRIJS: €15.00 (VOOR DE NIEUWE, EXCLUSIEVE PAPERBACK) Een laatste boek kan een serie maken of breken. Over deze serie zijn de meningen die circuleren nogal wisselend, dus ik wilde maar wat graag weten aan welke kant ik zou staan. Om heel eerlijk te zijn had ik alsnog best [...]

Recensie: Schim en Schaduw

Recensie: Schim en Schaduw

AUTEUR: LEIGH BARDUGOUITGEVERIJ: BLOSSOM BOOKSGENRE: YOUNG ADULT, FANTASYPRIJS: €15.00 (VOOR DE NIEUWE, EXCLUSIEVE PAPERBACK) De Grishaverse is een veelbesproken reeks van fantasy boeken geschreven door Leigh Bardugo. Toen ik een jaar geleden nog maar net de wereld van Young Adult boeken ontdekt had, zag ik deze boeken letterlijk overal. Ze kwamen zelfs zo vaak voorbij [...]

Recensie: De IJzige Verloofde

Recensie: De IJzige Verloofde

AUTEUR: CHRISTELLE DABOSUITGEVERIJ: LS AMSTERDAMGENRE: YOUNG ADULT, FANTASYPRIJS: €19.99, LATER €24.99 Hoewel dit boek me altijd al interessant heeft geleken, heb ik er nooit verder naar gekeken. Maar toen bekend werd dat deze serie vertaald ging worden naar het Nederlands had ik eindelijk een reden om het een kans te geven. Of dat een goede [...]