April 23, 2015

New blog!

Hi guys. I just wanted to let you guys know that I've switched blog platforms and you can now find me at https://mindcrazed.wordpress.com/. I'll still be posting on here for a while so that all of you can have a chance to jump ships.

Have a great day! xx Kayla

April 21, 2015

'There You Stand' release day!

Happy release day to Christina Lee! Her amazing book 'There You Stand' (my review is here: http://mindcrazed.blogspot.se/2015/04/there-you-stand-by-christina-lee.html) is released today. This book is a part of a series but you can read it as a standalone, at least I thought it worked great without reading the others books. You can buy it on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/There-You-Stand-Between-Breaths-ebook/dp/B00S75RYBS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1429632862&sr=8-1&keywords=there+you+stand+christina+lee.
With all of the pre- release stuff Christina has posted on Twitter lately I feel like I need a re-read, but that's going to have to wait, haha. 

Happy reading! xx Kayla

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E Schwab cover

Can we just appreciate this for a minute. Okay I'm not just appreciating I'm screaming internally and I haven't even read 'A Darker Shade of Magic' yet.

US Cover

UK Cover

How amazing are these!? Holy shit. I prefer the UK cover and since my copy of ADSOM has the UK cover I'm going to stick with that. Which do you prefer?

Spoiler alert! If you haven't read ADSOM then don't read the following as it may contain spoilers (I don't know myself since I haven't read it, I just copied and pasted). This is the BLURB for A Gathering of Shadows.

Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift, and into Black London.

In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games—an extravagant international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries—a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.

But while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life, and those who were thought to be forever gone have returned. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night reappears in the morning, and so it seems Black London has risen again—meaning that another London must fall.

Expected publication is February 23rd 2016. I personally can't wait! UK Cover

April 20, 2015

Summer 2015 re-reads/finish that series

So, I will not be working this summer, this is a choice mixed with lack of job opportunities and also the fact that I’m stressed as fuck at the moment and I don’t see that getting any better soon. But I do have plans this summer, most of which involves reading! I’ll be doing a lot of re-reads, both of series I haven’t finished and series I just want to read again. You know how it gets when you start a series and you don’t read the last book so that when you do want to read it you have to re-read the whole series because it’s been too long. Yeah, that’s what I’m going to be doing this summer when I’m not busy repainting my kitchen and my hallway (is it even called that?). So I thought I’d share which books/series it is I’m going to read and review (if I haven’t already done so). So here’s what you guys have to look forward to this summer!

Hush Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick
-          I read three out of four books in early 2013 I believe and I got started on the fourth book, aptly named ‘Finale’ but I just didn’t feel it. But now that I’m in my complete Nephilim phase I’m dying for a re-read. So we’ll see how that goes. I haven’t reviewed any of the Hush Hush books here on the blog so if I do read them I expect there’ll be a review of each of the books.

Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater
-          Same here, didn’t get through the last one. Here it was a combination of lack of interest and me being annoyed by the fact that with each book new POVs were introduced. I’m not much for different POVs , two I can deal with but four? Come one! Haven’t reviewed any of these on here either.

Vampire Diaries by L.J Smith
-          I think I read the first two out of… I don’t even know how many there are. I think I own six. But we’ll see about this. I’m not entirely sure I’ll be up for this. I tried a re-read last summer and failed miserably.

Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
-          Nerd? Heck yes! I can never read these books enough, which you can tell by the state of them. They’re practically falling apart which made me buying the white edition completely okay, right? I’m not sure I will review these. There are so many of these out there but if you guys want my take on Twilight then please let me know and I’ll gladly do it!

Syrena Legacy by Anna Banks
-          I’ve read two out three in this series and loved it. The only reason I haven’t  read the third one is because I’m waiting for it to be released in paperback, which is supposed to be happening sometime in late June I think. I’ve reviewed the first two ‘Of Posedion’ and ‘Of Triton’ on the blog when I first started it. Looking forward to ‘Of Neptune’ like crazy!

Sweet Evil Series by Wendy Higgins
-          Okay so I know I mention Wendy Higgins in like every post I write on here and that’s ‘cause she’s amazing. Anyway, the fourth and last book (or so they say, I want more) in the series is scheduled to be released on September 8th this year and I was thinking I’d do a re-read in connection with the release of that, so sometime in late August. I’m planning on pre-ordering ‘Sweet Temptation’ as soon as my budget will let me. God I hate being a poor uni student. I’m also hoping (it’s probably never going to happen, but one can hope right?) to be able to fly over to the states and be there for the ‘Sweet Temptation’ launch party on September 12th in Virginia Beach, VA. *crosses fingers*

So yes I think that that was that. Wow that was a lot of that’s, haha. Anyway I’m sure books will be added or removed before summer arrives but I just thought I’d let you guys know what to expect. Now I really need to study (boohoo). Talk to you later!

xx Kayla

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini (Starcrossed #1)

Original title: Starcrossed
Year published: 2011
Published by: Macmillan Children’s Books
Number of pages: 518
First sentence: “’But if you bought me a car now, it would be yours when I go away to school in two years’”

Plot: When shy, awkward Helen Hamilton meets Lucas Delos for the first time, she thinks two things: the first, that he is the most ridiculously beautiful boy she has seen in her life; the second, that she wants to kill him with her bare hands.
An ancient curse means Lucas and Helen are destined to loathe one another. But sometimes love is stronger than hate, and not even the gods themselves can prevent what will happen next...
(From Goodreads)

My thoughts: *squeals* This was so good! It’s got it all; supernatural stuff, hot boys, hot girls, great friendships, steaminess and GREEK MYTHOLOGY! How do you even manage this? Authors amaze me. I’ve had very few books where I read the first one in a series and was immediately hooked (Sweet series is one of those) but this was just WOW. I love Greek mythology so for me this was amazing. I didn’t even know there was going to be Greek mythology in it until I actually got to the part where Helen starts googling the Furies and even then I didn’t completely understand it, but when Lucas and the rest of the Delos family start explaining I was like “holy shit”. Speaking of the Delos family, can we just appreciate the awesomeness of that family for a second. I read “Twilight meets the Iliad” and I was like “no” but after a while I was like “yeah maybe” because if you think about it it’s kind of like Twilight but the gorgeous family are the newcomers. And also Lucas Delos is so much more gorge than Edward Cullen ever was. And the Delos family is so much more awesome than the Cullens ever were. The whole Delos family is gorgeous. I would say “the genes man, the genes” but since they’re beauty doesn’t have as much to do with genes as it does with Fate I won’t say it. I’m totally in love with every single family member (the immediate family not those scary One Hundred Cousins) except for maybe Cassie ‘cause she scares the shit out of me. But Ari, Jason and Hector, oh my, seriously I need Hector for myself, since Jason is so obviously in love with Claire and Lucas is meant to be with Helen. I even like the older guys; Castor and Pallas, even though Pallas is sort of an ass at first, sort of justified though.
I loved this whole “I wanna kill you but then you sort of saved my life so now I love you” thing. Totally adorable and at times embarrassing. I love that Helen and Lucas are meant to be because of the whole star-crossed lover thing. And how ironic isn’t it that Lucas was supposed to be named Paris. At that moment in the book I think I died a bit. That was just too much for my fragile heart too handle. But what really tipped me over was when Helen’s mom (major bitch, btw) shows up after like 17 years and tells this lie to make Helen and Lucas believe that they’re cousins. What is it with parents telling they’re kids that they’re related to the people they’re in love with!?!?! It pisses me off (yes Cassandra Clare I’m talking about bloody Valentine)!

This review turned out really messy but that’s just because I’m so excited about this that I don’t know what to talk about and when! It was amazing! So of course I gave it 5/5 stars on Goodreads. The next book in the series; ‘Dreamless’ is now on my to buy list!

Do I recommend it? Hells yes!

April 14, 2015

Abandon by Meg Cabot (Abandon #1)

Original title: Abandon
Year published: 2011
Published by: Macmillan Children’s Books
Number of pages: 304
First sentence: “Anything can happen in the blink of an eye.”

Plot: Last year Pierce died, just for a moment. And when she was in the space between life and death, she met John: tall dark and terrifying. There's a fierce attraction between them, but Pierce knows that if she allows herself to fall for John she will be doomed to a life of shadows and loneliness in the underworld.

My thoughts: I had such high hopes for this book. It sounded like it could be the next big thing, but I guess if it was it would’ve been more known by now right? It could have been amazing. I so wanted it to be amazing. But it wasn’t. The story itself is actually a good one. Seven year old Pierce meets a young man in the cemetery after he grandfather’s funeral, he brings a dead bird back to life. Eight years later Pierce drowns and ends up by a lake with a bunch of other people apparently waiting for boats to take them somewhere. There she sees this young man she met all those years ago at the cemetery. Thing is, he hasn’t aged, like at all, and he kind of seems to be running the place. He asks her if she’d rather go someplace warm, which she of course agrees to because she’s wet, cold, and scared. How was she supposed to know that this means that she must stay with him forever? How was she supposed to know she was dead? So what does she do? She throws hot tea in his face and runs. She wakes up in the hospital and finds out that hypothermia is what saved her. Two years later, Pierce is 17 and a lot of weird stuff has happened since she “came back”. She’s moved to Isla Huesos with her mother, to start over. So she’s not all that surprised when she runs into this young man –who by the way is named John- at the cemetery where they first met. They have met a couple of times between her death and now of course. John seems to always be around when she’s in danger. She finds out that the place with the lake was actually the Underworld and that John is some kind of death deity. Also, he’s  chosen Pierce to be his consort. Kind of like Hades and Persephone. Wait, no, exactly like Hades and Persephone. This would freak anyone out, and it does freak Pierce out at first. Until she realizes that she’s in love with him. And despite him being such a jerk – but who wouldn’t be if you’d thrown hot tea in his face?- he’s in love with her too. So how does this end? Right back where we started, with Pierce back in the Underworld –although not dead this time- trying to figure out a way to get out. Stay away from the tea John!

I love the story. The writing however, not so much. It kind of reminds me of the way I first wrote back in 2008 when I started writing fanfictions. The whole “walking down memory lane” whilst in the middle of a conversation is annoying as hell. I mean sure, I want to know what happened to Pierce when she died and all that jazz. But does she need to have an inner monologue with herself in the middle of a conversation with her uncle, cousin, mom, creepy teacher, cemetery guy or John? No not really. You can dedicate entire chapters to that. You don’t have to go: ““Yes”, Uncle Chris said as I walked towards him. Kind of like I’d walked towards John the day I’d died. I wasn’t really sure what the hell I’d been thinking just walking up to him like that. Stepping out of the line, which we’d been specifically told not to do. But I couldn’t stop myself.  I walked towards him and the next thing I knew hooves where descending, very close to my face. I thought I was going to die.” It’s just annoying. Yes I want to know what happened with John but please can you finish the damn conversation with uncle Chris first? God.  Also, sometimes I felt that Pierce was so naïve and childish. Sure she was only seventeen but sometimes if felt more like twelve.

So yeah, it wasn’t really as pleasant of an experience as I thought it was going to be. I gave this 3 out 5 stars on Goodreads.

Do I recommend it? No, not really. The story is great but it was very poorly executed.

What's up

Hey guys. So I know it’s been a little quiet in here the last couple of days. Sunday was a day filled with cleaning and cooking and yesterday I had school and when I got home I did some reading so I’ll actually have something to review for you guys.

Anywho, tomorrow I’ll be off on a girls day/evening/sleepover with my fav ladies Erika (https://rickusbookshelf.wordpress.com/) and Bella (http://bellasbok.blogg.se/). We have some book blog things lined up for you, a “20 book related questions” video for starters. I’m really looking forward to this. I really hope you guys will like it.

I’m currently reading ‘Abandon’ by Meg Cabot and I’m hoping to finish it today so maybe there’ll be review up tonight.

Have a great day lovelies, Kayla

April 11, 2015

Love, In English by Karina Halle (Love, In English #1)

Original title: Love, In English
Year published: 2014
Published by: Metal Blonde Books
Number of pages: 439
First sentence: “My name is Vera Miles.”

Plot: To a restless dreamer like Vera Miles, it sounded like the experience of a lifetime. Instead of spending her summer interning for her astronomy major, she would fly to Spain where she’d spend a few weeks teaching conversational English to businessmen and women, all while enjoying free room and board at an isolated resort. But while Vera expected to get a tan, meet new people and stuff herself with wine and paella, she never expected to fall in love.

Mateo Casalles is unlike anyone Vera has ever known, let alone anyone she’s usually attracted to. While Vera is a pierced and tatted free spirit with a love for music and freedom, Mateo is a successful businessman from Madrid, all sharp suits and cocky Latino charm. Yet, as the weeks go on, the two grow increasingly close and their relationship changes from purely platonic to something…more.

Something that makes Vera feel alive for the first time.

Something that can never, ever be.

Or so she thinks.

(From Goodreads)

My thoughts: I could not put this down! I started reading it this morning and seven hours later I was done. And when I was I felt empty. You know a book has been really good if you feel empty when it’s over. God, where to begin?
I loved the book, and I mean the entire book, there wasn’t a thing I didn’t like about it. It was funny, sad, angering, passionate, sexy, romantic. It was all the things you’d want a book to be, at least what I want a book to be. I loved Vera’s story, getting to know her past, her fears and her dreams. I loved the characters, Vera is an amazing young woman and I loved that she had tats and piercings, she was real, someone you could relate to. Not that I have that many tattoos and piercings myself but still. I loved the friendships she made with the other characters and her relationship with her brother Josh. And oh my god, Mateo (maybe I should be saying “dios mio” instead?). Holy mother of god! No you know what “DIOS MIO” is the only thing that’s going to work here. I absolutely loved Mateo, his charm, his temper, his looks, his personality, his accent. I actually never thought I’d like a Spanish accent, but guess what? I do! I need a Mateo of my own. Where the hell can I buy one? (Okay that sounded much better in my head, I swear). I want a relationship like the one Vera and Mateo has, passionate, hot damn! And even though cheating hits home with me I can’t help loving this, because I truly felt like they belonged together. It was almost too much at times. Like, can two people really love each other that much? Apparently they can.

This book was one hell of a rollercoaster ride. A heart-breaking, gut wrenching kind. I seriously felt like I was going to die at times. The air wouldn’t properly fill my lungs and I wanted scream at Vera and Mateo and tell them to stop being so stupid! “You love each other! Be with each other!”. God, it was nerve wrecking. But I loved it nonetheless. Plus I got to put my poor school Spanish to the test.

I will definitely be reading a lot more of Karina Halle’s work. Starting with the sequel to this one, “Love, In Spanish”. I knew I’d love her books before I even started reading, sometimes you just do. It was the same with Christina Lee. And I swear if these women don’t stop writing about these super sexy men soon I’m going to implode.

 “You burn so brightly. I would like to burn with you”

Goodreads rating: 5/5

Do I recommend it? Si, claro! This book was bloody amazing!

April 9, 2015

Love, In Duology - special price

Hi guys! I just wanted to hop in and tell you that Karina Halle (author) has fixed a special price for a bundle of her two books "Love, In English" and "Love, In Spanish". It's only $0.99 over at Amazon and I just one clicked it! I've been wanting to read Karina's books for a while now and when this amazing offer came up I just couldn't refuse!

So head on over to Amazon and buy, I can with most certainty promise that you will not be disappointed! Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Duology-English-Spanish-Bundle-ebook/dp/B00VVNU10E/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1428606336&sr=1-1&keywords=Love%2C+in+Duology

Happy reading! xx Kayla

Angelfall by Susan Ee (Penryn & the End of Days #1)

Original title: Angelfall
Year published: 2011/2012
Published by: Skyscape
Number of pages: 288
First sentence: “Ironically, since the attacks, the sunsets have been glorious.”

Plot: It's been six weeks since the angels of the apocalypse destroyed the world as we know it. Only pockets of humanity remain. 

Savage street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. 

When angels fly away with a helpless girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back...

(From Goodreads)

My thoughts: First thought was, naaah. But as soon as Penryn and her family steps out onto the street and feathers start falling from the sky things get interesting. Although it was a bit obvious that Penryn was going to save Raffe’s life I still liked it. It also felt truly inevitable for her to fall in love with him and the other way around. But he sure doesn’t show it. Not until he thinks she’s dead. He’s a total douche but I can’t help but love him anyway. Gaah. What is it with me and angels?
So anyway, the story is really great and I love the mythology (can I call it mythology when it’s stuff from the bible?) and I found myself going: “Huh. I actually already knew that” and “Hold the phone. An angel called Raffe, could this be the archangel Raphael?”. While trying to figure out the bad guys names I drew on my previous experience of reading neph/angel books and I wasn’t all that surprised to find out that the bad guy was named Beliel. I’ve stumbled upon that name before. Yes, Wendy Higgins is responsible, isn’t she always?

This book is packed with action, there’s not one moment where something’s not happening, much to Penryn’s chagrin. But that’s what I loved about it. I was never bored and I just wanted to keep reading it. That’s what a book should be, don’t ya think?

The thing that drew me to this book was actually the name and the cover and once I’d read what it was about I was sold. This book has two of my favorite things in it. Okay maybe more than two if we count the hot guys. But what I’m talking about is dystopia and angels. It’s like Susan Ee has read my mind and written the exact thing I wanted and needed.

I gave this book 4/5 stars on Goodreads, I would’ve given it 5 but despite how much I loved it there was something missing. Maybe the dystopia was too much of just that, dystopia. Too cold, not enough love and human emotions. Not sure. I’m looking forward to reading the next one nonetheless. It’s patiently waiting for me in my Kindle library.

Do I recommend it? Heck yes! If you like I have a thing for either dystopia or angels, or maybe both, then you should definitely read this!

April 7, 2015

The Zeuorian Awakening by Cindy Zablockis (The Zeuorian #1)

Original title: The Zeuorian Awakening
Year published: 2013
Published by: CZ Publishing, LLC
Number of pages: 254
First sentence: “Everything can change ina blink of an eye, Lexi Greene learned the hard way after her parents had died.”

Plot: Lexi’s no ordinary teenager. She was born with the ability to read minds and sense danger. But on her seventeenth birthday, she realized how different she was after transforming, literally that is. Now she’s developing powers stronger than a superhero. But she’s no superhero. 

Far from it. 

She has no control over her abilities and causes accidents every time she’s nervous or upset, which being a teenager is hard to avoid, especially when the most popular boys in school are fighting to be with her. 

If that isn’t bad enough, a stranger is following her. She doesn't know who he is or what he wants, yet he knows all about her abilities and that she’s developing more. And . . . he’s her only hope of understanding why she’s changing and others are after her. What she learns will send her life into overdrive.

My thoughts: Okay, so this was a very fast read, I think it took about three hours combined from start to finish. At the beginning I thought “no”, mostly because the language was lacking. But I continued with the book anyway because I thought that the story might be interesting. Which it was.

Lexi has had the power to read minds and feel danger since she was a child but on her 17th birthday she’s “transformed” and suddenly she can move objects with her mind. As if that wasn’t weird enough all the boys suddenly want her. Speaking of those boys, can I just, wow, okay. So at first there’s Tyler, a jock with kind of a soft side. Lexi has liked him since she first move to Brookings two years prior and he’s kind of cute. So when he claims to have saved her from being kidnapped she believes him, ‘cause he always only wanted what was best for her, right? So all is good, until his crush on her turns into like full stalker mode. I was thoroughly creeped out and then when he basically tries to rape her (maybe it was worse in my head than it actually was?) I’d just had about enough of that guy. There’s also Everett, a surfer “ish” dude who’s really nice. He also shares some interests with Lexi, such as cars, horror movies and a dream of studying at MIT. And then there’s this mysterious guy inside Lexi’s head who tells her to stay out of danger, this also happens to be the guy Tyler saved her from and who’s been following her. Hmm. Plot thickens. So who is this Watcher guy? Is it Tyler, yeah could be, until Lexi telepathically tells him not to have sex with her and he sort of doesn’t listen.
There’s also the fact that Lexi has lost her memories of an entire summer, namely the summer before her parents died. Apparently she spent it in Colorado, falling hopelessly in love with a boy, who knew about her powers. So can this boyfriend she can’t remember be her Watcher, maybe who knows?

Okay, so basically what we’ve gathered is that this book is really cliché, or maybe cliché isn’t the right word for it? Hmm. Anyway, it was obvious, sort of anyway. But still I kind of liked it, although there are a lot of unanswered questions lying around. I definitely want to read the next book in the series.

So do I recommend it? Yeah, sure. If you want a fast read that has a somewhat interesting story.

Goodreads rating: 3/5

April 6, 2015

Answering my own Q's

So after writing the questions for Bella I realized that I wanted to answer them myself. And I did. So here are my own answers to my questions:

        Kiss, marry or kill? Kaidan Rowe (Sweet Evil), Edward Cullen (Twilight), Galen (Syrena Legacy).
Kiss Galen, marry Kaidan and kill Edward. Sorry Eddie boy but the time for crushing on you has passed.

      Favorite color?
Black, like my soul. No but seriously I like black. Also burgundy, and like a darker purple color.

      If you had a supernatural power what would it be?
Like I said in the previous post I’d be able to copy everyone else powers. Like if I touch them I get their powers.

      Your living room is flooded and your bookshelves are getting wet. Which book do you save first?
I don’t own bookshelves. But if I did I don’t know what I’d save. Probably if I had any signed books I’d save those.

        Was the movie better than the book? Have you ever seen a movie that was better than the book it was based on?
Not that I can recall. I haven’t read the Hobbit but I’ve heard people say the movies were better. I honestly don’t know.

      Favorite supernatural creature? Nephilim, vampire, werewolf, faerie etc.
Nephilim, hands down. There are a lot of different versions out there, but still. GO TEAM NEPH!

      Favorite fictional boyfriend? Or girlfriend.
Boyfriend = Kaidan Rowe. Girlfriend = Isabelle Lightwood (TMI) at least so far.

      Favorite book character of all time?
Ugh. Can’t complain I came up with the question myself. But it’s a tough one. Hmm. I’d like to say Sherlock Holmes but that’s hardly fair since I haven’t actually read any Sherlock. So I’m gonna have to go with Alice Cullen, ‘cause she’s bad ass.

        Who’d you rather be friends with? Bella Swan (Twilight) or Anna Whitt (Sweet Evil)?
Anna. ‘Cause Bella is such a whiny bitch. No but seriously. I relate to Anna way more than Bella and also Anna can take care of herself. But isn’t it ironic that my fictional boyfriend is Kai who’s Anna’s crush/boyfriend in the books? What a good friend I am!

       The evil bastard you couldn’t help falling in love with? (Mine’s the Darkling from Shadow and Bone)
Well yes mine’s still the Darkling from Leigh Bardugo’s “Shadow and Bone”. Maybe that’ll change after I read “Siege and Storm” but who knows?

        Lastly, which book do you crave most at the moment? Your #1 book wantie?
My number one book wantie is. Wait for it. “Sweet Temptation” by Wendy Higgins. Can you tell I love Wendy Higgins?

Well that was fun!

xx Kayla


My lovely wifey nominated me for this award, thank you so much.

Here are the rules for the Liebster Award:
  1. Link back to the person that nominated you
  2. Answer the questions given by the nominator
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers
  4. Create 11 questions for the nominees
  5. Notify all nominees via social media/blogs

Here are the questions she so creatively came up with for me ;)

  1. If you could erase one book from your memory in order to read it again, which one would it be and why?
Oh this is a tough one. I don’t know really. Maybe “Sweet Evil”? Darn it I don’t know. I think I would’ve said “Twilight” but I’m afraid I’d read it anew and hate it. I mean like: “What the hell is this worthless piece of shit book?” and I really don’t want that ‘cause it’s been such a huge part of my life and for that I’m forever grateful.

  1. Favourite subject in school?
Yeah okay, this was easy. ENGLISH. Always has been probably always will be. Hell I’m gonna be teaching it myself soon enough.

  1. If you had three wishes what would they be? One cannot be “more wishes” :P
Should I do something really cheesy and Miss America contesty and say World Peace? Or should I be totally selfish? Yeah I’m gonna be totally selfish, haha.
Wish number one: Money, ‘cause who doesn’t want more money. I don’t need to be rich I just need to not have to worry about getting by every month.
Wish number two: A mom who actually gives a damn. Yeah I’m not gonna go into detail on that one. Yeah I’m an adult and should probably be over this by now but I’m not.
Third and last wish: More books. I always wish for more books. Even though I’m currently drowning in them.
I noticed that I really don’t want for much. Just a good life really. I surprised myself with this.

  1. A TV-series that you used to love but cannot stand anymore
Ugh. Is there even such a thing? Nope, I don’t think there is.

  1. Do you have a “smultronställe”? A place where you go to relax and that always manages to make you feel happy and gooey inside that is.
Yes, the Swedish west coast does this for me. The islands Tjörn and Orust walking down to the beach and just sit there on the cliffs and watch the sunset (summertime of course, it’s freezing otherwise). It’s so peaceful. To me it’s home. I was born around there and most of my family lives there and when I’m going there I say that I’m going home. God, I miss it.

  1. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
Oh no. I’m not answering this. I could not just read one book for the rest of my life. I would die!

  1. Which country apart from the one you currently live in would you like to move to?
There are a few. But the one I somehow always come back to is Ireland. I’m not really sure why. Could have something to do with the accents ;)

  1. Dogs or cats?
Both. I have a dog and I would love a cat but my boyfriend’s allergic and honestly I’m starting to suspect that maybe I am too L But I cuddle the crap out of wifey’s cats when I’m over there so I’m happy enough.

  1. If you could meet one person from either a book or film/TV-series, who would it be and what would you do?
Gaaaah! Why always one? I can’t just pick one! Okay I’m gonna be nasty about this and say I’d meet Kaidan Rowe from Wendy Higgins “Sweet Evil” series. Those of you who have read the books probably know what I’d do with that particular piece of English drummer yumminess.

  1. If you could move to any other world which one would you move to?
Any other world? Like fictional world? Hmm. I’d love to be in a world like this one but with supernatural creatures. Especially fallen angels. I think I’d like Cassandra Clare’s TMI/TID world or maybe Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight world. I’d be a badass sparkling vampire who could steal other vampires’ powers. Yup.

  1.  Dream job?
Hehehehehehe. Writer. And by writer I mean like a published, preferably world known author. I’d also keep this blog and review books on it.

So for the tagging part of this I have no idea. I follow a few bloggers but few of them have fewer than 200 followers. So I’m gonna tag one person, who I think have less than 200 followers and that’s the lovely Bella over at Bellas Bokblogg. I’d also tag my wifey but seeing as she tagged me I can’t really tag her now can I?

Here’re you’re questions Bells:
  1.         Kiss, marry or kill? Kaidan Rowe (Sweet Evil), Edward Cullen (Twilight), Galen (Syrena Legacy).
  2.     Favorite color?
  3.     If you had a supernatural power what would it be?
  4.     Your living room is flooded and your bookshelves are getting wet. Which book do you save first? 
  5.     Was the movie better than the book? Have you ever seen a movie that was better than the book it was based on?
  6.     Favorite supernatural creature? Nephilim, vampire, werewolf, faerie etc.
  7.      . Favorite fictional boyfriend? Or girlfriend.
  8.     Favorite book character of all time?
  9.       Who’d you rather be friends with? Bella Swan (Twilight) or Anna Whitt (Sweet Evil)?
  10.    The evil bastard you couldn’t help falling in love with? (Mine’s the Darkling from Shadow and Bone) 
  11.    Lastly, which book do you crave most at the moment? Your #1 book wantie?

Yes, I suck at making questions too. These are questions I’d love to answer, haha. Anyway, this was fun.

Catch ya later, Kayla


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xx Kayla

Chocolate Book Tag

Hi guys! So I was tagged by lovely wife Erika over at Rickus Bookshelf to do the Chocolate Book Tag. Chocolate and book in the same sentence, whaaat? It sounds amazing but we’ll see how this goes!

Dark Chocolate – A book that covers a dark subject
Ooh wow. I’m not sure I’ve read any books like this? What qualifies as a dark subject anyway? And does it have to be a “real” dark subject or can it be like a crazy ass fallen angel trying to kill a teenage girl? Hmm. I mostly read books that holds some sort of fantasy/paranormal element (e.g nephilim, vampires, fairies) so I’m not really sure about this. But I guess that “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett kind of deals with a dark subject. Racism and all that jazz.

White Chocolate – Your favorite light hearted/humorous read
Damn these questions are hard! So I’m just gonna go with the last book I read where I actually laughed out loud. That book is “See Me” by Wendy Higgins. Favorite funny line: “Holy shitballs. We’re in the Shire.” I wrote a review on the book, you can find it here: http://mindcrazed.blogspot.se/2015/03/see-me-by-wendy-higgins.html

Milk Chocolate – A book with a lot of hype that you are dying to read
Just one? But there are so many! Okay, so I’m gonna pick the one that’s currently on its way to me. “A Darker Shade of Magic” by V.E. Schwab, or just “ADSOM” as it’s called by the fans. I’ve been looking forward to reading this since way before it was published but I couldn’t afford to preorder it so when I had to place and order for a book for uni I just thought “What the hell, I’ll just sneak it in there”. So it’ll be here soon, damn postal service shuts down over the holidays. Darn you Easter!

Chocolate with a Caramel Centre – A book that makes you feel all gooey in the middle when you read it
Gooey huh? Tough one. I don’t usually feel gooey, or maybe I do. Who the hell knows? All I can think about is the last few pages of “Sweet Reckoning” by Wendy Higgins. You say gooey and I think happy tears? Haha, I don’t know. But I cried happy tears at the end of that book so I’m gonna go with that. Does that qualify as gooey? Link to my review.

Wafer-Free Kit Kat – A book that surprised you lately
Holy mother of god! I think we all know which book surprised me lately. “There You Stand” by Christina Lee was a definite surprise for me. Who knew right? I don’t really need to say more do I? You’ll find my review of the book here.

Snickers – A book that you are going nuts about
“Sweet Temptation” by Wendy Higgins. I know there’s a lot of Wendy going on here but I can’t help it! She writes amazing books and she’s also such a kind, lovable person. If you haven’t read any Wendy, please do. “Sweet Temptation” is out in September and is available for pre-order on amazon: Sweet Temptation pre-order link

Hot Chocolate with Cream and Marshmallows – A book you would turn to for a comfort read
I don’t have a comfort read. At least I don’t think so. Maybe “Twilight”? No, that’s not it. Hmm. But “Twilight” and “Fifty Shades” are the only books I’ve ever re-read. I think. Hmm. This is tough.

Wow okay, this was harder than I thought it would be! But thanks for bearing with me!

And for the tagging:
Aimee @ Deadly Darlings

Not really sure if you ladies do these sorts of things. but hey it's worth a try

xx Kayla