Monday, 18 June 2018

Mid year freak out book tag! Hallo, June!


Hallo!

It's time for the Mid Year Freak Out Book Tag. I don't feel like I'm freaking out to much. I hope! 

I feel pretty satisfied with what I read and how much I read so far this year. But then I find those people on instagram, youtube or in the blog community who read 200-300 books a year and I'm just speechless and a little bit freak out. Okay, so I read a lot less than many other. The most important thing is to read. Right? At least, that what I'm trying to say to myself throughout the year. Although I wish I could read all the books that come out. I'm only human. I need my beauty sleep and I have other things in my life who need my time. My friends, my family and Netflix. Ha ha Netflix is very important in my life. Not as important as my beautiful and precious books, but quite close.    

BEST BOOK YOU'RE READ SO FAR IN 2018

Autoboyography

I hate this question so much. Choosing between my favorite books for the year is like choosing between my best friends. How do people do that? I love many of the books I read so far this year, but i feel Autoboyography by Christina Lauren really took me by surprise. That book was so fantastic written and I truly loved it. 

BEST SEQUEL OF THE YEAR SO FAR


The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2)Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #2)

I can't choose between these three. They were all so good in their own way. Magnus Chase really surprised me in a good way. I liked the first book, but The hammer of Thor was exceptional. I love it so much. I like Percy Jackson, but Magnus Chase has become my favorite. Especially his relationship with Alex, it's so adorable and sweet. The lunar Chronicles is one of my favorite series and I'm currently reading winter, the last book in the series. I love Cress so much and again, she is one of my favorite characters. She is based on Rapunzel, so perhaps another reason why I love her so much. I like her personality and her relationship with Thorne is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Kerri Maniscalco is one of my favorite authors ever since I read Stalking Jack the ripper, the first book in the same series as Hunting Prince Dracula. I love the series so much. I love Audrey Rose and Thomas, and their blooming friendship. I can't wait for the next book in the series and I hope to love it, just as much. 

NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ YET BUT WANT TO

Save the Date
Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood, #2)Heart of Iron (Heart of Iron, #1)
Beyond a Darkened ShoreSky in the Deep
Unearthed

I want to read them all. But lately I have tried not to buy more books, since I already have so many unread books in my collection. So far I only bought two of them. Listen to your heart by Kasie West and Save the date by Morgan Matson I bought a few days ago. I love to read contemporary books in the summer time and I did not have many books in that genre in my TBR. So great to have an excuse to buy new books ;-)

MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR AUTUMN / WINTER

I'm very bad at keeping track of who books are coming out and not. Since I try not to buy so much books, I try to avoid reading about it. So often I discover that a new book has come out long after it's released. Ha ha my life. So far, there are two books I know about which I am looking forward to and is coming in the Autumn/Winter.    

What If It's UsEscaping from Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3)

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE YEAR SO FAR

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)

A Court of thorns and roses was a book I really hoped I would like. I heard it was a loose retelling of Beauty and the beast and I love the fantasy genre. I love Thorne of glass and was so disappointed when I didn't like this book. ACOTAR was the worst book I have ever read, I try to read it several times. I felt nothing for the characters and specially the main character and her love interest irritated me so much. I wanted to hit their heads with something hard, so they would wake up. Specially Feyre. I know this series is a more adult series. The more adult part of the story didn't bothered me, but it was the personality of the characters and the story itself. It was so slow and it didn't make sense to me a lot of times. I'm not saying the series is bad and you shouldn't read it, by all means you may love it. But it did not work for me. 

Fairest is a # 3,5 book in the Lunar Chronicles series. In this book we read the story from Levana's point of view. I was looking forward to this book. I had heard a lot of great things about it and many said they liked Levanna more after reading it. I always think it's exciting to see another side of a villain. Again a book that I didn't like at all. Throughout the entire book, I felt sorry for Winter's father. Yes Levana's sister ( Cinder's mother) was awful and not kind to her at all, but Levana was nothing better, perhaps even worse. The entire family was bad and really deserved each other, expect from Cinder.  I love Cinder so much.  

BIGGEST SURPRISE OF THE YEAR SO FAR

Autoboyography

I love Autoboyography so much, the story and the characters was amazing. I'm very glad I read it. Not in a million years I thought I would like this book as well as I did. 

NEW FAVOURITE AUTHOR

Christina Lauren
Kasie West

YOUR NEWEST FAVOURITE CHARACTER

Alex Fierro from Magnus Chase and the gods of asgard series by Rick Riordan. I love Alex so much. I love her/him as a genderfluid daughter/son of Loki.  Her/his personality is so colorful and fantastic.

BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY

I almost never cry of books. Yes, I feel very emotional about a book, but it's rare that the tears actually come. The last time it happened, I read Fault in Our stars by John Green. Nevertheless, I feel that I have read some books this year that really made me emotional and sad. 

They Both Die at the EndAutoboyography

A BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #2)The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2)

It's something about reading my favorite books about my favorite characters that make me very happy. 

MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK SO FAR

Autoboyography

Look at this beautiful cover. Love everything about this book. 

WHAT BOOKS I NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR. 

I rarely plan what to read. But I hope to complete some series. 

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #3)The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #3)


Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Book review: Autoboyography by Christina Lauren.

Hallo!

I have only posted one book review so far in 2018. In february. So in other words, long time ago. It's about time to share another book review. Hope you like it! :-)


Autoboyography

Hardcover, 407 pages


Published September 12th 2017 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

My rating: 4 stars. 

Autoboyographwas the first book I read this year. I was a bit unsure if I would like it, so I borrowed it from the local library. I really loved this book, among the LGBT books I've read, this is one of my favorites. One of the reasons I was a little afraid not to like it was the religion part of the story. I don't have anything against religions, but when humanbeing use their believs to judge other and make their own rules for how the society should be, it makes me angry. All people have the right to be themself and if God really exsisted ( I belive so!), he would love us all.

In this book we meet Tanner Scott, a bi-sexual boy who had to move back in the closet when his family move from Palo Alto in California to Provo in Utah. Even though Tanner don't like it he understand that his parents want to keep him safe. In Provo the people are living in a very conservative and judgmental environment, and almost everyone is the part of the Mormon comunity. He already has the support of his family and feels comfortable with himself, so keeping his sexuality low-key until he's going to collage, does not seem like a big problem. Well, that was before he met Sabastian Brother, the mentor in his writing class. 

Sabastian Brother is member of the Church of Latter Day Saints, and their absolute unbreakable law of the church, it’s that the members has to be straight. When Tanner see Sebastian for the first time, he feel deeply in love with him and it does not take long before Sebastian shows feelings back. The members of the LDS can be attracted to a member of the same sex, but they are not allowed to talk about it, or act on it in any way. Tanner's mother left the LDS Church after her own sister was shunned after being homosexual. It's when the relationship between Tanner and Sebastian gets serious that the problems arise. Tanner must not only keep his own sexuality hidden, but he must also help Sebastian to hide his.

I loved the relationship between Tanner and Sebastian. Unfortunately, there where some things with the story that I didn't like. Since I don't want to share any spoilers, I just want to say that there are two or three things that I did not fully agree with in this book. But apart from that, it was a very good book.  I would definitely recommend it. 


Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Update post: Books I'm currently reading + Rereading some of my old books.





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Hallo!


I hope everyone have a wonderful summer so far. I'm currently in the middle of reading several books at once. Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken is one of them. I loved Passenger and Wayfarer is just as good.  I have almost read 200 pages so far. I love time travel stories and I love the different time periods the characters is visting. I wish I could time travel. I've learned through countless time-traveling tv series and books, to never change anything in the past or future. But I'm a history nerd, it would be amazing to witness many historical moments from the past. Like when women got the right to vote from the first time. Another book I'm currently listen to Magnus Chase - the ship of the dead by Rick Riordan on audible. I loooove this series so much. Magnus Chase is one of my favorite characters. 

Wayfarer (Passenger, #2)The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #3)

I almost never rereading books. Apart from Harry Potter of course. During the summer of 2018, I want to read four of my favorite comtemporary books on my bookshelf.

FangirlJust One Day (Just One Day, #1)Just One Year (Just One Day, #2)Meant to Be

I loved all of these books when I read them the first time, so I hope to love them just as much when I rereading them soon :-)