January 8, 2015

Cassandra Clare

Hi guys. Remember I told you that I ordered some books a while back? Well they're here!

The complete Mortal Instruments boxed set and the Infernal Devices. 

I can't wait to get started on these. I've already read Clockwork Angel and I started on City of Bones (didn't finish because the series got spoiled) but I've decided to give the series another try. 

That's all for now. Will probably post a review on Captivated by You by Sylvia Day since I'm currently reading it. 

Take care! xx Kayla

January 3, 2015

Reading Challenge 2015

Hello everyone! I've been thinking about what kind of challenges I want to do this year so apart from the standard goodreads reading challenge, where I want to read at least 40 books, I'm going to do a challenge I found on popsugar.com.

Most of these will be pretty easy, but I think I'll have some trouble with graphic novels, nonfiction, Pulitzer Prize and a memoir, since I don't usually read these kinds of books. So it sure is going to be a challenge.

I'm also thinking of joining the "Finish that series" challenge since I have a lot of series to read already and more coming. I'll let you guys know what I decide.

So, Challenge accepted!
xx Kayla

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (Grisha #1)

Original title: Shadow and Bone
Year published: 2012
Published by: Indigo
Number of pages: 308
First sentence: “The servants called them malenchki, little ghosts, because they were the smallest and the youngest, and because they haunted the Duke’s house like giggling phantoms, darting in and out of rooms, hiding in the cupboards to eavesdrop, sneaking into the kitchen to steal the last of the summer peaches.”

Plot: Alina Starkov is a mapmaker in the King’s army. When she along with her group ventures out into the cursed place known as the Fold something happens. Alina is whisked away by a man, if you can call him a man, known as the Darkling to train with others like her. She soon understands that things are not always as they seem.

My thoughts: I did not think I was going to like it, my expectations weren’t that high. But I’m not sorry I read it, I’m only sorry I didn’t read it sooner. I loved this book. Leigh Bardugo has created her own world, a world I fell in love with. Hell she even came up with a new language, it kind of sounds like Russian, which was what I first thought but I found out it wasn’t. And the Grisha, wow. I love reading about the powers they have and how they look. I want to be Grisha as well, haha. I really liked the character of Alina, she’s so plain, at least the way she looks and I love that because it’s easier to relate to someone who doesn’t look like a supermodel. And the Darkling, W-O-W, I totally fell in love with that character, I even had to google grey quartz because I needed to know what his eye color was, haha. He was one of those characters who is rumored to be evil but then once you got to know him he’s actually kind of a nice guy, and then BAM! Yep, totally ruin me that man did. I would love to see this as a movie and I did read somewhere that someone had bought the rights to do the movie so let’s hope for it soon!

Favorite quote: “The problem with wanting, is that it makes us weak”

Like I told you yesterday I got the next book in the Grisha trilogy; Siege and Storm yesterday, so I’m planning to read that as soon as I get a chance.

Do I recommend this book? Hell yes! Read it, fall in love with the world, the language and the Darkling and then let me know what you think.

January 2, 2015

Today's harvest

Hello lovelies. I got some books today, some via mail and one from the bookstore where the lovely Bella works. There are more to come next week and I will be more than happy to show you which books those are then. But for now:

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Captivated by You by Sylvia Day
Wake by Amanda Hocking

The help is for uni, but who knows maybe I'll like it. I finished reading Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo yesterday and I thought I'd have review up by tomorrow evening so keep a look out. I will probably also post my reading challenge for 2015 while I'm at it.

Just got home from watching the Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies and now I'm going to read some before bed.

Sleep tight, lots of love, Kayla

January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Hi guys. Just wanted to wish you a happy New Year! Here it's been 2015 for 3 hours. I've had a great evening with my wifey and at midnight we went out and watched the fireworks, they were awesome. We've watched the two first Hobbit movies and I officially ship Thilbo! The feels man!

Little old me!

Thilbo! <3

The motto for last night!


Pretty kitty!

Have a great night ya'll! Lots of love, Kayla