Saturday, 29 August 2015

STACKING THE SHELVES + RECAP: August 2015

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! Hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.


Monday, 17 August 2015

ARC REVIEW: Walk on Earth a Stranger

Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
(The Gold Seer Trilogy #1)
Published by: Greenwillow Books
Release date: September 22nd 2015
Genre: YA Historical Fantasy

       
         
The first book in a new trilogy from acclaimed New York Timesbestselling author Rae Carson. A young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous journey across Gold Rush–era America.

Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home—until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety? Rae Carson, author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy, dazzles with this new fantasy that subverts both our own history and familiar fantasy tropes.

Walk on Earth a Stranger, the first book in this new trilogy, introduces—as only Rae Carson can—a strong heroine, a perilous road, a fantastical twist, and a slow-burning romance. Includes a map and author’s note on historical research.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

5 TIPS How To Survive the Wait For Next Instalment in Your Favorite Series


I don't know about you, but I prefer to wait until book series is completed and marathon read it. However, sometimes blurb is so appealing and reviews are so persuasive that I cave in and start series before it is finished. I just can't help myself. But with this "weakness" come consequences - I loved the book, I have huge book hangover and I desperately need to know what will happen next because of that cruel cliffhanger at the end. But next book does not come out until next year. How do I survive such a wait?

Thursday, 6 August 2015

TWO QUICK REVIEWS: Summer Loving

Summer entices us with its vacations and exotic destinations in foreign countries. If you are stuck at work all summer as I am, there is still a possibility to enjoy romantic summer atmosphere - through books. So in the spirit of summer, I decided to test two latest adventurous NA romances by Karina Halle. Which one won me over?


(check my Rating System for detailed explanations of my quick rating)

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Consistency in Blogging: Yay or Nay?

Some of blogging gurus out there recommend maintaining a consistent schedule of your posts in order to gain bigger audience and build their trust. But on the other hand, other successful bloggers suggest not pressuring yourself with strict posting schedule which can lead to lower quality of your blog content. What is your take on this topic? Let's discuss.