Reviews

  • Take A Hint, Dani Brown – Talia Hibbert
    In this book we follow Dani and Zaf. Dani is a PhD student, Zaf is a security guard at the university Dani is going to. When there’s a fire alarm and Dani is stuck on the elevator, Zaf rescues her and the video of this is going viral. Zaf sees it’s really helping his bussiness Tackle It, a sports charity for children. So he asks Dani to be his fake girlfriend, to gain more publicity. But while they’re fake dating, their feelings change.
  • Bordeauxrood – Luce van Leer
    Bordeauxrood volgt het verhaal van Michelle (in het verleden) en Loes (in het heden). Michelle kwam er op jonge leeftijd achter dat haar pleegmoeder niet haar echt moeder was. Maar dit is wel de vrouw waar ze zielsveel van houdt en als haar echte mama ziet. Als haar pleegmoeder op een dag in het ziekenhuis belandt, moet Michelle toekijken hoe ze steeds verder aftakeld. Loes maakt ongeveer hetzelfde mee in het heden. Maar als familie willen ze er het allerbeste van maken en genieten van de momenten die nog over zijn.
  • Drakenhart – Nanouk Kira
    Toen Nanouk aan mij vroeg of ik haar boek Drakenhart wilde recenseren, was ik al gelijk enthousiast. Ik ben namelijk een hele grote fan van draken. Echter was dit boek niet zo fantasy-achtig als ik had gehoopt. Nanouk had dit al van tevoren gezegd, maar ik denk dat dit boek zoveel meer potentie had dan dat het nu heeft laten zien.
  • De Godden Broers – Meg Rosoff
    Normaal is het genre Roman niet zo mijn ding. Ik vind het al gauw saai worden, er gebeurt niet veel. Maar misschien heb ik ook een verkeerd beeld van het genre. Dit boek is een lekkere zomerse roman die ontzettend snel weg leest. Ondanks dat ik vaak niet zo ben van de vertaalde boeken, vond ik het hier helemaal niet storend. Misschien moet ik dan toch maar eens wat meer Nederlands gaan lezen, haha.
  • Cinderella is Dead – Kalynn Bayron
    I think this was one of the best Cinderella retellings I’ve ever read. Maybe even better than Cinder. Not better than the whole Lunar Chronicles, but definitely better than Cinder.
  • Get A Life, Chloe Brown – Talia Hibbert
    I got this book as a gift from another bookstagrammer, and when I received it I immediately started it. It gripped me from the first pages and I just couldn’t put it down. This is the perfect book for when you need something light-hearted, funny and steamy. But also gripping and emotional.
  • A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J Maas
    Wow, I loved this book so much! It was so much better than ACOTAR. Especially the character development. Feyre really was a badass character in this book. She made an amazing progress and I loved how she embraced and used her powers.
  • Boyfriend Material – Alexis Hall
    It feels like I’ve been reading this book for ages. And that’s not because I didn’t like it, because I did. I think it’s because this was the book I read on my way to my internship, but the train ride was too short to get into the book. But the last few days I focussed on this book, and I finally finished it!
  • The Hating Game – Sally Thorne
    I’m in this phase where I tend to like romance books. Especially as audiobooks. They’re so easy to listen to. I’m not very good at keeping my attention with an audiobook, but when you listen to a romance story, it’s not a big deal if your thoughts wander off.
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J Maas
    I don’t even know how to write a review on such a popular book. When I first saw the cover of this book a few years ago, I thought I would never read it. It just didn’t appeal to me at all. Now, when I look at the cover I think it’s very pretty (I own the original covers).
  • A Vow so Bold and Deadly – Brigid Kemmerer
    I think this was my favourite of the three books. I also really liked the first one, but I think this one was a little bit better. It was action-packed from the beginning and it took me in right away.
  • The Kingdom of Back – Marie Lu
    When I started reading this book, I didn’t know what to expect. The only thing I knew was that it was about the sister of the famous Mozart. This book really surprised me in a good way. It was such a magical journey to go through with Nannerl.
  • A Heart So Fierce and Broken – Brigid Kemmerer
    After finishing A Curse So Dark and Lonely I couldn’t wait to start this book. But I had to wait for it to arrive. And then it arrived. And then I could finally read it. But I didn’t have much time, so I couldn’t read much at a time.
  • Girl, Serpent, Thorn – Melissa Bashardoust
    This is a retelling mix of Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast, with some other fairy tale elements also in it.
  • The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller
    I was looking forward to reading this book so much. Everyone on Instagram was loving it, and telling me it was a heart breaking story and they were crying very hard.
  • A Curse so Dark and Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer
    When I started reading this, I was immediately hooked. This book was action packed from the beginning, and it didn’t have a lot world building at the beginning of the book.
  • Woods of Silver and Light – Victoria McCombs
    When Victoria asked who wanted an E-Arc of this book, I immediately signed up. I loved The Storyteller’s Daughter by her and I couldn’t wait to read the next book. And it was even better than The Storyteller’s Daughter.
  • The Threat Below – Jason Latshaw
    First, a big thank you to Jason for sending me a copy of his book. When I read the synopsis of this book, I immediately wanted to read it. It sounds super cool right? An apocolyptic world, to be discovered by a seventeen year old girl. And discovering she did.
  • The Boyfriend Reads: Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City
    Finally, 2021 is here! Let’s kick it off with a review from ‘The Boyfriend Reads’ so we may all enjoy a better year with lots of good books. And boy oh boy, do I have a treat for you: ‘Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City’ by K. J.
  • Helende Bladeren – Claudia Boon (Dutch)
    Toen Claudia contact met mij opnam om te vragen om haar boek te recenseren riep ik meteen JA! Kijk alleen al naar die prachtige cover! En ook de synopsis sprak me heel erg aan.
  • Kingdom of Ash – Sarah J Maas
    I don’t even know where to begin. I had so many emotions while reading this book. And that’s not only positive. A lot happened in this book.
  • Tower of Dawn – Sarah J Maas
    It took me a long while to read this book. I started this one while I was also reading Empire of Storms, because I wasn’t really looking forward to reading Tower of Dawn. And because those books take place in the same time, you can read them together (there are scheme’s you can follow).
  • Empire of Storms – Sarah J Maas
    I don’t even know where to start and what to say about this book. This was the best book in the series so far. I started reading this together with Tower of Dawn, but after a while I thought it was better to first finish Empire of Storms and then continue in Tower of Dawn.
  • The Switch – Beth O’Leary
    First, a big thank you to NetGalley for providing me this audiobook. A few months ago, I read The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary. I totally loved it! It was my first contemporary read, and since then I want to read much more. So when I saw the audiobook version of The Switch, I new I had to read it
  • How to break an evil curse – Laura Morrison
    Princess Julianna may be cursed to dwell in darkness, but she’s no damsel in distress. The King of the Land of Fritillary has incurred the wrath of his ex-bestie, the evil wizard Farland Phelps. Farland curses the King’s firstborn to die if touched by sunlight, and just like that, Julianna must spend her life in the depths of a castle dungeon (emptied of prisoners and redecorated in the latest fashion, of course).
  • The Love Study – Kris Ripper
    What happens when the search for the perfect date goes perfectly wrong?Don’t miss this charming romantic comedy from critically acclaimed author Kris Ripper.
  • The Storyteller’s Daughter – Victoria McCombs
    For as long as anyone can remember, every child in Westfallen has been born with a Gift, and these Gifts defined them. Then Cosette is born, Giftless. An attempt to hide her misfortune brings her before the King, who entraps her to use her Gift as a pawn in his war.
  • Queen of Shadows – Sarah J Maas
    Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past…
  • Heir of Fire – Sarah J Maas
    Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak-but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life-and her future-forever.
  • The Flatshare – Beth O’Leary
    Tiffy and Leon share a flat Tiffy and Leon share a bed Tiffy and Leon have never met… Tiffy needs a cheap flat. Leon works nights and needs cash.
  • The Girl with the Whispering Shadows – D.E. Night
    Even a secret town cannot protect Ivy from a mysterious darkness… Only hours after Ivy discovers that she is the fulfillment of the Moonsday promise, she is whisked away from her beloved school to Belzebuthe, a secret town for only those with magical blood.
  • The Crowns of Croswald – D.E. Night
    In Croswald, the only thing more powerful than dark magic is one secret… For sixteen years Ivy Lovely has been hidden behind an enchanted boundary that separates the mundane from the magical.
  • The Shadows Between Us – Tricia Levenseller
    Alessandra is tired of being overlooked, but she has a plan to gain power: 1) Woo the Shadow King. 2) Marry him. 3) Kill him and take his kingdom for herself.
  • Crown of Midnight – Sarah J Maas
    From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.
  • Shadow in the Empire of Light – Jane Routley
    Shine’s life is usually dull: an orphan without magic in a family of powerful mages, she’s left to run the family estate with only an eccentric aunt and telepathic cat for company.
  • The Girl in Red – Christina Henry
    It’s not safe for anyone alone in the woods. There are predators that come out at night: critters and coyotes, snakes and wolves. But the woman in the red jacket has no choice. Not since the Crisis came, decimated the population, and sent those who survived fleeing into quarantine camps that serve as breeding grounds for death, destruction, and disease.
  • Throne of Glass – Sarah J Maas
    After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.
  • The Assassin’s Blade – Sarah J Maas
    Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan’s most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin’s Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas – together in one edition for the first time – Celaena embarks on five daring missions.
  • The Grace Year – Kim Liggett
    No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden. In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on the edge of womanhood.