Book Review: Wintersong (Spoilerfree)

Title: Wintersong | Author: S. Jae-Jones | Edition: Hardback | Pages: 436
Language: English | Published 2017 | Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

Synopsis

The last night of the year. Now the days of winter begin and the Goblin King rides abroad, searching for his bride…

All her life, Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, dangerous Goblin King. They’ve enraptured her mind and spirit and inspired her musical compositions. Now eighteen and helping to run her family’s inn, Liesl can’t help but feel that her musical dreams and childhood fantasies are slipping away.

But when her own sister is taken by the Goblin King, Liesl has no choice but to journey to the Underground to save her. Drawn to the strange, captivating world she finds – and the mysterious man who rules it – she soon faces an impossible decision. With time and the old laws working against her, Liesl must discover who she truly is before her fate is sealed.

“I am not afraid of you,” I said quietly.
“Oh?” The Goblin King lifted his head. “I am the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground,” he said, mismatched eyes glinting. “I am wildness and madness made flesh. You’re just a girl”– he smiled, and the tips of his teeth were sharp — “and I am the wolf in the woods.”

Review

This was a dark, mysterious and extremely enthralling read! I can’t remember when I was this excited about a book! Probably not since I read Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson. Wintersong was mysterious in the most tasteful way; it had a dark atmosphere, with imperfect characters and an extremely captivating Goblin King. If you really want a visual of what the book’s atmosphere is like, take a good look the cover! I have never seen a book cover so perfect for the actual story within. The light and the dark looks like the world above and the Underground. The rose inside the glass ball represents the love that blossoms but also stings because of the thorns. Ugh. It’s hands down one of my all-time favorite covers!

I just… I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH!Read More »

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Book Review: #Girlboss

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Title: #Girlboss
Forfatter: Sophia Amoruso
Edition: Audiobook
Length: 4 hours, 41 minutes
Languages: English
Published: August 2015

I had never heard of Nasty Gal till I picked this one up. “Picked up”… it was already in my Mofibo app. Despite that, I really enjoyed this book! For some reason I didn’t expect to like it so much and to get so inspired from it. It looked very feminist-ish, based on the cover, and to my pleasant surprise, it wasn’t about that. (I don’t mind feminism but I was not in the mood for it when I started this book).

#Girlboss is a mix of being a memoir and a book with business advices from Sophia Amoruso, who started selling vintage clothes from ebay many years ago, and now run the online shopping website Nasty Gal. She gives motivational advices and tells stories of how she learned from her own mistakes.

I have to say that you shouldn’t expect too much from this book. It’s not an in-depth motivational book, filled to the brim with tools you can use to help yourself. It’s a fun and quirky read, where you get to see brief moments in Sophia’s life and how her choices and decisions affected her life. I saw a lot of negative reviews on Goodreads, that said that it was too shallow and not a very helpful book. Like I said earlier, it’s not an in-depth book filled with tools, but it’s a kick-in-the-butt kind of book that gets you up and motivated if you – like me – want to start your own business one day.

I think the reason to why I enjoyed this so much, was because I have always wanted to have my own business, ever since I was 14-15 years old. I’m 27 years old now. I don’t think you’d get much from it if you don’t have any dreams of starting your own business, but you could still enjoy Sophia’s personality and see how she dealt with not being able to sit still in school. When she got to the part with being an introvert, it hit me so hard. I could recognise myself so much in everything she said about it and nearly teared up.

I feel like this book has given me blood on my teeth. Can you say that? Blod på tænderne. Like, I want more. I’ll definitely try to read more inspiring and motivational books about entrepreneurship and business. #Girlboss was a great start on that journey!

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 

Book Review: The Kiss of Deception (Spoiler free)

Title: The Kiss of Deception | Author: Mary E. Pearson | Edition: Hardback | Pages: 489

Language: English | Published: 2014 | Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

 

Synopsis

She flees on her wedding day.

She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor’s secret collection.

She is pursued by bounty hunter sent by her own father.

She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan. The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can’t abide. Like having to marry someone she’s never met to secure a political alliance. Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive – and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets – secrets that may unravel her world – even as she feels herself falling in love.

“Today was the day a thousand dreams would die and a single dream would be born.”

Review

I feel that I need to point out that this book was nowhere near what I expected it to be. I was afraid I’d find it boring and perhaps repetitive, because having a princess as the main character in a book about a kingdom in trouble is a very used plot in the fantasy genre. But I ended up LOVING Kiss of Deception!Read More »

Book Review: Carry On (Spoiler free)

Title: Carry On | Author: Rainbow Rowell | Edition: Paperback | Pages: 517

Language: English | Published: 2015 | Publisher: MacMillan Children’s Books

Synopsis

Simon Snow is the worst chosen one who’s ever been chosen.

That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.

Half the time Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here – it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.


“I’d do it. I’d take him away – if I didn’t believe he was the only one who could make a difference here. If I stole Simon and kept him safe… I’m not sure there’d be a World of Mages to come back to.”

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Review

This book was one of the most hyped books of 2015, so of course I had to pick it up and see what was all about. I read Fangirl earlier this year and it took me a few months to open this one. I absolutely loved Fangirl and I will write a review about that one as well, but I never fully understood the small glimpses of Carry On throughout the book. That resulted in me not picking this book up the moment I finished Fangirl.

I really enjoy Rainbow Rowell’s writing, it’s easy to follow and you practically fly through her books. That being said, I never truly enjoyed Carry On. I knew it was inspired from the Harry Potter series and I loved that idea, but while I was reading I kept comparing the two, which resulted in me not enjoying the book as much as I wanted to. Read More »