Saving Death by R. L. Endean (arc)

Saving Death Final Front Cover

This book took me a while to get into, but about halfway through everything came into focus and I sailed through the pages. At first, it was mostly character driven and it was very interesting to follow Ava’s character development when she struggles with grief while also trying to bond with her love interest. Despite this, I would still have welcomed some more worldbuilding or “plot roots” to give the story more bulk in the beginning, but once the plot was revealed it was well worth the wait; being intriguing, filled with smart twists and suffused with the kind of mythos that you wish you’d been the one to think of first. This debut was full of potential and gives an exciting promise of an even better sequel. I highly recommend this gothic romance for anyone looking for an atmospheric YA read!

Published by Oftomes Publishing.

Release date: 2018-11-05

Rating: 4 stars

You can find here: AmazonBook DepositoryAdlibris and on Goodreads.


End of the year angst, or not


I probably say this every year since becoming an adult (and especially since having kids), but it feels like 2018 just flew by! It’s already November and Christmas are around the corner. It’s weird…and okay, delightful. I love Christmas! But also, weird… And just to spite this feeling of fleeting time, I’m thinking about putting up some of my Christmas decorations this weekend. In November. Yes, that’s exactly what I’m going to do. 😉

On the theme of a year gone by though, this is the first year since creating an account on Goodreads that I’ve completed my yearly challenge. My goal was 50 books, roughly one book per week, and I’m now halfway through book nr 51. Happy dance!

It’s funny that the year of success, is also the year that I put extra restrictions on myself on what to count towards my reading goal. Basically, I’ve only counted novels longer than 150 pages, which means I’ve excluded novellas, manga, graphic novels and comics. (Even though I’ve read more of these than usual as well.) It’s been a good reading year so far!

Did you have a reading goal this year? 🙂

Best wishes,


Currently reading: Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

Colliding Skies by Debbie Zaken


It may be unwise to chase a starlight, but I’ll gladly take the risk to continue chasing one with Skye!

4,5 ⭐️

Colliding Skies has all the fun elements of a YA sci-fi romance with coming of age, adventure, advanced technology, invasion by aliens and of course the girl-meets-boy scenario. The getting to know someone and falling in love part is one of my favorite sequences of YA and romance novels, and Debbie Zaken does a very good job of describing that chemistry between her main character Skye and her two suitors. It’s interesting how the characters twist and turn within their perspectives. Each reacting on events in their own way and having to navigate the consequences of their choices.

I thought the overall pacing was good and the storyline believable within its premises with a good balance between light and heavy topics. What happens if an alien race, or any group of people, were to insinuate itself with your government and proclaim only good intentions? Do you welcome them or question their motives?

CS - DZ - Final front cover

Read the synopsis here: Goodreads

Get your copy here: Amazon or Bookdepository

Goodbye 2017!

I completed my 2017 goal of 50 books, yay! It’s a great feeling 😁 

I’m looking forward to what 2018 will bring and as motivation to start of the new year I’ve decided to join the #readuary challenge. 30 min reading time per day in January 😊

I’ll write more about my plans for 2018 in my next post Hello 2018! 


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday! We’ve been having a quiet Christmas at home and today we’re going to my mom’s for dinner.
I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump in December, which sometimes happen as you all no doubt know. So instead, I’ve been reading comics and catching up on Castle episodes 😉

So far, my favorite comics of December has been;

  • Fence #1-2
  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 2-3
  • Ms. Marvel Vol. 1-2
  • The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 3-4
  • Saga Vol. 1

It’s a new found love of mine to read comic books and I’m on the prowl for more. So if you have any recommendations, I’m all ears (or rather eyes)! 🙂

Have a great day, book nerds, and be safe! Xoxo

Cover Reveal: Brave

Ta da! The third book in the A Wicked Saga trilogy by the talented Jennifer L. Armentrout. Continue reading for the exciting synopsis:

Ivy Morgan hasn’t been feeling like herself lately. Not like anyone can blame her. After all, being held captive by a psychotic fae prince hell-bent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld is bound to leave some mental scars.

It’s more than that, though. Something dark and insidious is spreading throughout Ivy, more powerful than she could ever imagine… and it’s coming between her and the man she’s fallen deeply in love with, elite Order member Ren Owens.

Ren would do anything to keep Ivy safe. Anything. But when he makes a life altering choice for her, the fallout of his act has far reaching consequences that threaten to tear their lives apart.

If Ivy is going to have any hope of surviving this, she must put aside the hurt and betrayal she feels, and work with not only those she loves, but with an enemy she would rather kill than ever trust. War is coming, and it soon becomes clear that what Ivy and Ren thought they knew about the Order, themselves, and even their enemies, has been nothing but a cluster of dangerous, deadly lies. Ivy knows she must be more than just brave to save those she loves–and, ultimately, to save herself.

Because behind ever evil fae Prince, there’s a Queen

This will be released on December 11th 2017 and if you’re interested in checking this out on amazon, follow this link for pre-order. 

If you want to enter the GIVEAWAY to win a prize pack of signed books and swag that Jennifer is hosting, you can use this link.

AND last but not least! To celebrate the upcoming release of BRAVE (book 3 in the Wicked Saga), Jennifer is offering an exclusive virtual signing! Through this virtual signing, you will be able to order SIGNED & PERSONALIZED copies of WICKEDTORN, and BRAVE!

And best of all — This is OPEN INTERNATIONALLY! 

The synopsis, giveaway and pre-order information was kindly provided to me by the personal assistant of Jennifer L. Armentrout. I hope you like it as much as I do! 🙂

W37 Book of the week 

The book of the week (formerly referred to as “weekend candy” on my blog and my substitute for candy nowadays) is A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro. 
It’s a young adult mystery told in the POV of Jamie Watson, descendant of John Watson, who soon after arriving at his new school Sherringford gets drawn into a murderous plot involving his counterpart Charlotte Holmes, descendant of Sherlock Holmes.

I hope it will be a good read 🙂

Have a nice weekend everyone!

Procrastination, is me

It’s already the 7th of September and I’ve only read 1,5 out of 5 books for #thereadingquest challenge. I’m not too hard on myself, because I’ve really had fun participating and I’m going to try my hardest to finish up at least 2 books total and then start another. I’m definitely joining this challenge next year and will look for other reading challenges to join as well. 

If you have any suggestions for more reading challenges, I’m all ears! 🙂 

I’m currently reading Dreadnought by April Daniels, and it’s riveting! (And that’s despite my procrastination affliction that I’ve had for two weeks now, so you get the level of dedication I have for this book 😉 )

Week 33 #weekendbook(s)

This week’s candy I found at a second hand store and I managed to snag 7 books for little money, which is always gratifying. Especially when the books are in such good condition. It’s basically just the Jeaniene Frost book that had some scuffed edges, but for 1,23$ (10sek) it hardly matters. 😊

  1. Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen
  2. Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen
  3. Emma by Jane Austen
  4. Night Music by Jojo Moyes
  5. At Grave’s End by Jeaniene Frost
  6. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
  7. Wool by Hugh Howey

Have you read any of these? Any you would recommend? 😊