Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Book review: The wicked deep by Shea Deep.

The Wicked Deep

The wicked deep is a story about three sisters who two centuries ago were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding Sparrow, a small harbour town in Oregon. For a brief time each summer, the sisters return. Stealing the bodies of three girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.

17 years old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But when the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; with a secret on his own and unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into. Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the town. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.     

I love The wicked deep. It was a fantastic paranormal and fantasy book. I found the background story of the three sisters very fascinating. This is on of the most whimsical and unique stories I have read in recent years. I fell hard for the story and I love almost everything about it. I was not quite sure what to expect when I started reading the book. All I knew was that it was a story about witches who was sentenced to death and who returned two centuries later. I love Penny Talbot and her story and I liked Bo Carter - the love interest, and I kind of like all of the Swan sisters: Marguerite, Aurora and Hazel. The sisters had all their reasons to do what they did, so I did not blame them. I felt more sorry for them and their destiny. The love story leaned more to insta-love. But I kind of liked it. I really liked Bo. So I think that's one of the reasons I enjoyed the love story.  Usually I'm good at seeing plot twists in the books I'm reading, but this time I did not see it coming. I expected something else to happen. 

I gave the book 4 stars in the end. I love the main plot and the plot twists was epic and wow but something happened that I did not agree about and the beginning was to slow. So I felt it was not a 5 stars read. 

I definitely recommend it, especially if you like this kind of books.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Summer Biannual bibliothon 2018 TBR.

Biannual Bibliothon


Tomorrow the summer biannual bibliothon begins and I'm very excited. From July 14th to 20th. I love a good read-a-thon and this is one of my favorites. I'm here today to talk about my TBR for the week.

1. Group book: THE WICKED DEEP

I ordred The wicked deep from the library and picked it up today. I'm so exited to read it. It sounds like an exiting story. I almost never read the group book when I attend the biannual bibliothon, but this time I was really interested in the book they chose.

The Wicked Deep

2. Choose from someone else’s TBR.

All the Light We Cannot See

I decided to pick All the light we cannot see. This is on Abigail's list for July 2018.

3. Try the first chapter of 3 books and pick 1.

Listen to Your HeartTurtles All the Way DownLeah on the Offbeat (Creekwood, #2)

It was very hard to choose only one. Leah on the offbeat and Listen to your heart were highest on the list. I decided to go for Listen to your heart. It sounds like the perfect summer read.      

4. Read a book that has been on your TBR for over a year.

The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)

The kiss of deception have been on my TBR for a really long time. It sounds like an interesting and epic read. I can't wait to read it. 

5. Read a predicted 5 star read.

Since you can choose the same book for two challenges, I decided to pick The kiss of deception for this challenge too. I hope this book will be a 5 star read. 

6. Own voices - different than YOU.

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of OrĂ¯sha, #1)

Another book I borrowed from the Library. Children of blood and bone looks so fantastic. Love the cover. Beautiful. 

7. Read the last book you bought.

Save the Date

Never read  a Morgan Matson book, but Save the date sounds like an book I would love. It's also one of the last books I bought. 

To be honest, I'm not going to read six books in a week. I'm not a quik reader at all, but I chose six books so I have some to choose from. My goal is to read as much as I can, I think three books is a reasonable goal for me :-)

Monday, 9 July 2018

My five favorite books to movie/tv adaptations.

I've always been a Movie and tv series girl ever since mom sat me in front of a TV as a kid. I love going to the cinema and I love seeing Movies/tv series at home, with friends and alone. Everytime I read a book, I see it as a movie in my head. But I'm always afraid when my favorite books are turned into movies or a tv series. There is always a doubt about the movie or tv series being good or not, and the way I expected it to be. Nevertheless, I have discovered some movies/tv-series, which I liked very well as a movie and tv adaptations. 

The fault in our stars by John Green is one of my favorite books and movie adaptations. I remember that I sat in the cinema very nervous before it started, but I had nothing to be nervous for. Absolutely fantastic movie and the actors looked great in their roles. I love it so much. Yes, the movie made me cry a bit, just like the book. But it was definitely worth it! 

Simon vs the homo sapiens agenda by Becky Albertalli is one of my favorite books. I love the movie so much. A bit different from the book, but overall it was a fantastic movie. I love Nick Robertson as Simon. He was so funny, amazing and heartbreaking. He made me cry and laugh a lot. 

I love Harry Potter. It was a big part of my childhood. I love the movies, even though the books are better. I always felt that I grew up with Daniel and the other actors since I'm as old as him. I still remember seeing all of the movies at the cinema with my bestfriends. I know it's a movie series with many movies, but I choose this as one of my favorite for this list.

So far, I've only read two books in the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith / J.K Rowling.  I have all the books so far released. I love the tv adaptations and I really hope when the author writes more books in the series, that they will continue on with the tv series. Tom Burke is perfect as private detective Cormoran Strike and Holliday Grainger is fantastic as Robin Ellacott. 

Emma by Jane Austen is one of my favorite classics. My favorite tv adaptations of the book is BBC's Emma with Romola Garai as Emma and Jonny Lee Miller as Mr. Knightley. I love the actors and they fit so well together on the screen. I love their chemistry throughout the entire tv mini series. The story and everything is so well done. 

What are some of your favorite books to movie/tv adaptations?

Love, Elin.

Friday, 29 June 2018

5-stars TBR Predictions.


Today I will share my 5-stars TBR predictions. I got the idea from booktube. I've seen many predictions videos and loved itI have selected five books from my TBR. After reading them I will write an update post and write how many stars I gave them in the end. I strongly believe that I will give those books below five stars. I hope so! 

Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity, #2)See MeSave the Date
Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1)All the Light We Cannot See

Our dark duet by V.E Schwab: I love Kate and August so much. Finally a duology about a girl and a boy with a good friendship story instead of a love story. Yes I love a great love story, but I also love friendship. One of my oldest and best friends is a boy and I love seeing it in books and in tv-series. But unfortunately it does not happen so often. I like a story about two bestfriends finding love don't get me wrong, it's one of my favorites romantic tropes. But sometimes just like in the real life: let them just be friends. Not everyone falls in love with each otherI really hope that will continue in this book too. I need a great friendship story in my life! 

See me by Nicholas Sparks:  Nicholas Sparks is one of my favorite romantic adult fiction writers. I loved reading The notebook and a walk to remember when I was 15-16 years old. In the more recent years I have read Dear John, The last song, Safe haven, The longest ride and The lucky one. I love all of them so much. It's been a long time since I read a book by him, I hope to love See me. I think this is also a book that will make me cry a lot, but also laugh. I love his books so much!

Save the date by Morgan Matson: I have never read a book by Morgan Matson, but have long thought about it. When I first saw this book on youtube, I thought: this is the book for me. It reminds me of a romantic comedy movie that is hysterically funny. I'm a little picky with romantic comedy. But if they make me smile and laugh a lot, I love them. I hope the same goes for this book. 

Strange the dreamer by Laini Taylor: I have no idea what it's about, but it seems very exciting. And it's Laini Taylor. Sooo I think I will love it :-) 

All the light we cannot see: This may be a little cheating since I once read 100 pages of this book. But it's been a long time, and I have to start all over again when I'm going to read it. I liked the first 100 pages, so I really hope to love this book. Thanks to my grandmother, since childhood, I have loved hearing stories of World War II. My grandparents experienced it, grandfather rarely said anything. But Grandma shared small pieces from what she felt she could tell a child. I love reading about people and what they had to go through at that time. Specially from other countries and places I don't know much about. 

Love, Elin.