Wraping Up 2016!

Well that’s it everyone! 2016 is finally over! Honestly I have to say that I am not sad at all to let 2016 go and I am hoping for a better 2017! 2016 basically had everything: (horrible) political decisions, the death of many beloved celebrities, we had terror attacks and natural catastrophes… All in all this year’s had its highs and lows but I have to admit that I think the lows predominate a little.

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In my personal life there were a lot of ups and downs as well which I am still trying to deal with. So two of my biggest highlights of 2016 were

  • me turning 18 in September! Now I can finally vote this year and am free to do whatever I want!
  • starting this blog! I know it might not seem that way since I often don’t post for a while but I love this blog! And even more than that I love the community and every single one of you guys reading ❤

Concerning this blog there is also something I am very proud of. I was brave enough to post a poem on this blog for the first time! I am really shy and don’t have much confidence so posting this was a milestone to me!

Now on to the bad things. I have advanced into my second to last year of school in Germany which already counts into my Abitur (graduation in Germany) and is part of the qualification phase. The idea of how much I should work for school stresses me a lot and combined with the way my brain was already thinking I have kind of slipped into anxiety – which sucks… That is also the reason for me not posting for so long, but I am trying really hard to get my life in order so I can post regularly again! Let’s hope for the best y’all!

But let’s get back to the fun part! 😊 Since I haven’t posted in quite a while there are a lot of books that I haven’t talked about on here, so I’m just gonna go ahead and tell y’all which books I have read since my September Wrap-Up!

5 Stars:

A Veil of Vines by Tillie Cole – This is one of my favorite authors and the book is just absolutely beautiful! It isn’t about heartbreak; it isn’t sad; it’s just a beautiful book about love in a beautiful setting!

Midnight Hour by C.C. Hunter – As above this is one of my favorite authors and her Shadow Falls series is terrific and this book is the perfect conclusion for it!

Lucas (Preston Brothers #1) by Jay McLean – I have been waiting for a series about the Preston brothers since I learned about them in the More Than series. I fell in love with Lucas almost immediately and all the characters are amazing (by that I mean well written, not good people 😉)

Fire in You (Wait for you #5) by J. Lynn – Again: Favorite author, great series, wonderful sequel. There’s really not much more to say than: It’s a great book!

4 Stars:

The Mistake (Off-Campus #2) by Elle Kennedy 

The Goal (Off-Campus #4) by Elle Kennedy 

Dream of You (Wait for you #4.5) by J. Lynn 

Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey 

A Love like Ours by Micalea Smeltzer 

3 Stars & 3.5 Stars:

Rock Candy Kisses (3:AM Kisses) by Addison Moore

Chaosherz (Die Chaos Reihe #2) by Teresa Sporrer

Him (Him #1) by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

Four Letter Word (Dirty Deeds #1) by J. Daniels

Dirty Shots by Marissa Farrar

The Score (Off-Campus #3) by Elle Kennedy

2 Stars:

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer – About this one I just want to say that it has a great story and meaning but I did not like the writing style at all as it is a prolonged newspaper article, and that is just not my style. But other than that it is a great and meaningful piece.

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Books I didn’t finish:

Hit The Spot (Dirty Deeds #2) by J. Daniels  

Aced by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine 

 

So this was a little something about my 2016 and y’all should be up-to-date now again! 😉👍🏼 Thank you guys for reading and again: Good Luck for 2017!!

How was your 2016? Did y’all read these books? What did y’all think about them?

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September Wrap-Up and October TBR

Guys I suck!!! I know the title says October TBR but that is just to tell y’all that I’m not even going to attempt planning a TBR! I still haven’t read the books on my Septemer TBR list – heck, I haven’t even finished Winter(!!!!)- so it’s basically going to be the same books for October. I currently have a really busy schedule and school, for example, has to come before blogging! 😖 But even though I’m in a reading slump and can’t find the time to pick up an actual book, my ebook reading game is going strong – well, kinda! And while I might not have read a lot of books I didn’t read anything So here we go with my Wrap-Up!

I’ve read 8 books this month! (Nevermind,  not even my ebook game is going strong!)

What I’ve read this month:

  • When We Collided by Emery Lord – I gave this book 4 Stars and you can find my review here!
  • A Hundred Thousand Words by Nyrae Dawn – I gave this book 4 Stars as well!
  • Neighbour Dearest by Penelope Ward – I gave this book 4 Stars!
  • Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines – I rated this book 4 Stars and you can find a short review here!

(Dang! A lot of 4 Stars books so far 😅)

  • Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman – I rated this book 3.5 Stars and you can find a short review here!
  • P.S. I Like You by Kasie West – Once again I rated this book 4 Stars and have a short review for y’all right here!
  • The Deal (Off-Campus #1) by Elle Kennedy – I gave this book 4 Stars!
  • The Score (Off-Campus #2) by Elle Kennedy – I gave this book 4 Stars as well!

(I’m even boring myself with all these 4s right now…)

I hope y’all’s reading month was better than mine and let’s hope for a better October!! 😉

To end this little post I want to mention 5 cool things that happened in September! Well…to me or my life cool obviously 😄

  1. I had my 18th birthday, so now I can do anything I want! (Except of course go to casinos – but who’d want that when you can spend your money on books instead?!?!)
  2. I received my first subscription Fairyloot Box!
  3. I got Beats Studio Headphones which I have wanted for years and I am so so happy!!
  4. I made a milkshake myself for the first time and it was freakin amazing!!
  5. I went to see Finding Dory with a bunch of friends – Yes, it just came out in Germany! – and it was so much fun!

 

What books did you read? Did you read any of the ones I read (this month or in general)?

August Wrap-up

Hi Guys! Today is the second to last day of August so I’ll write my monthly Wrap up post! This month has been a horrible reading month for me – absolutely horrible! And this is not because I’ve read a small amount of books, but because I fell back into old habits!

Before blogging I had this habit of reading a lot of ebooks quite fast without thinking too much about them after finishing them. I hoped that this would change after starting my blog and having to think about books for reviews – and it mostly did – but this month I didn’t have much time for blogging, but I did have for reading…So, yep, old habits it is! Another part of this is that I didn’t really post reviews that were any good.

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I want to try to catch up on the reviews but just thinking about it stresses me out and honestly I am thinking about just making all of the books short reviews with my basic opinion about them because I have also neglected taking notes which makes writing a decent review hard. And I really don’t want to post crappy reviews just for the sake of posting! Now let’s move on to the actual Wrap-up part! 🙂

I read a total of 12 13 books this month!

 What I’ve read this month:

English:

  • Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer – I gave this 5+ Stars and you can find my review here!
  • Oblivion (The Lux series #1.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout – I gave this book 5 Stars and you can find my review here!
  • Unexpected Reality by Kaylee Ryan – I gave this book 3.5 Stars and you can find my mini-review here!
  • Wicked (A Wicked Saga #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout – I gave this book 5  Stars, a short review will be coming soon!
  • Taming Chloe Summers by Anna Katmore – I gave this book 4 Stars! *BTW I absolutely hate the cover!)
  • Ravage (Scarred Souls #3) by Tillie Cole – I gave this book 5 Stars and a review will definitely be coming!
  • All Broke Down (Rusk University #2) by Cora Carmack – I gave this book 5 Stars and this was a re-read (first time 4 Stars)
  • Fall With Me (Wait for you #4) by J. Lynn – I gave this book 5 Stars!
  • Forever With You (Wait for you #5) by J. Lynn – I gave this book 4 Stars!
  • Anti-Stepbrother by Tijan – I gave this book 3 Stars!

 

German:

  • Abendsonne – Die Wiedererwählte der Jahrezeiten (Geschichten der Jahreszeiten #2) by Jennifer Wolf – I gave this book 3.5 Stars
  • Tagwind – Der Bewahrer der Jahreszeiten (Geschichten der Jahreszeiten #4) by Jennifer Wolf – I gave this book 4 Stars

I tried reading After by Anna Todd but I just couldn’t pull trough! I might write a rant about it at some point, I hate it THAT much!

Currently I am reading:

  • I am STILL reading Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer and I love it but I just can’t find the time to sit down and actually pick up a paperback book. I hate myself!giphy7

 

  • When Stars Collide (Light in the Dark #2) by Micalea Smeltzer – I am at 41% right now and I absolutely love it so far! *Update: I finished this book on the 31st of August*

 

Thank you guys for reading my post! 🙂 What are you currently reading? Was your reading month good or bad?

July Wrap-Up and Personal Update

Hi Guys! So today is the last day of July which conveniently falls on a Sunday and it’s time for this month’s Wrap-Up and a little personal update! I haven’t been able to read a lot this month – I honestly don’t know why!

 

What I’ve read this month:

  • The Game that Breaks Us by Micalea Smeltzer
  • Rae of Sunshine by Micalea Smeltzer – I gave both of these book 4 Stars. Micalea Smeltzer is one of my favorite authors in the New Adult genre and I also love her Willow Creek series that shifts from Young Adult to New Adult. I was really excited for The Game that Breaks Us and I enjoyed most of the book, which is a given when reading Smeltzer’s books. Rae of Sunshine was actually a re-read and I enjoyed it just as much as the first time I read it.
  • Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer – I gave this book 5+ Stars and you can find the review here!
  • Deep Redemption (Hades Hangmen #4) by Tillie Cole – I gave this book 5 Stars! This author is my absolute favorite when it comes to New Adult novels and she is also the one who got me into that genre. I have basically loved every single one of her books and I can’t wait for the next one to come out!
  • Saving Tatum (Trace + Olivia #4) by Micalea Smeltzer – I gave this book 5 Stars!
  • Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers – I gave this book 3.5 Stars and you can find the review here!
  • Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer – I gave this book 5+ Stars and you can find my review here!

 

I also attempted to read Josh and Hannah by Lynda Chance but I absolutely hated it and couldn’t finish it! I don’t want to review this book since it would be negative all the way, but I appreciate the authors effort and I don’t just want to bash her book. I think it was probably just meant for a different audience.

I am sorry for reading only these few books and for posting even less reviews, but this was my first month of real blogging and I’ll try to do better for the following months!

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Currently I am reading:

  • the absolutely amazing Cress by Marissa Meyer which is part of the ABSOLUTELY AMAZING series The Lunar Chronicles!
  • Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout. This is Obsidian re-told from Daemon’s POV!

 

Now let’s move on to the updatey part:

In Bavaria the summer holidays just started two days ago and from tomorrow on I’ll be spending the next five weeks in the USA!! YAY!!!! I am so freaking excited, because I am going to see my family again, that hosted me during my High School Year over there. Since I don’t get to spend time with them often, I might not be able to post a lot during that time, but I’ll try to keep posting one review per week and keep up the Top 5 Wednesday, at least! When I come back I will definitely make a bookhaul post and after that I’ll make one for my birthday (that is soon after) as well!

Also, due to the whole seeing my family thing, I probably won’t be able to read a lot during my time in the States…Which is also going to make the 26 Books Challenge, which I was tagged in by Lara, pretty hard! But I’ll do my best and it sounds like SO MUCH fun!!

Thank you guys for reading and I hope y’all had a good month of July! Good luck for August!! 🙂

Update and June Wrap up!

So… Well I haven’t posted in a long time! It basically sucked but I felt like I didn’t have the time beside school to have a blog and decided to give up…Foolish me!

During those last three and something months I’ve noticed that I really missed writing down my opinions about books and (hopefully) share them with others that are interested in those. I don’t know if anyone can really relate to this but I literally don’t have a single person I can talk to about books. Yeah so I want to try to post stuff again and keep sharing them with others…I thought I could start with a Wrap up of what I’ve read in June:

*Puts on motivational music*

So let’s do this!!

Das Parfum – Die Geschichte eines Moerders -Patrick Sueskind

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I had to read this book for school and I didn’t really think this would be my kind of book…and it’s not.

I only give this book 2 Stars

Of course it has its good parts and for the most time I was just bored reading this book and really don’t like the writing style. I like the idea of the book though and that’s why it didn’t get less stars.

 

Kick, Push (Kick, Push #1) – Jay McLean

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I loved this book and I also love most of the authors other books so it’s not really surprising that I give this book 5 Stars .

This book was actually a re-read because the next book in the series was released and I just wanted to make sure i was back on track. It was just as good as the first time I’ve got to say.

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