Review: 738 Days by Stacey Kade. It was a perfect love story. Until it wasn’t.

Title: 738 Days
Author: Stacey Kade
My rating: 4 of 5 Stars

MY THOUGHTS

I have this habit of putting a book on my tbr-list and actually picking it up months, even years later. But after I’ve read Laura’s beautiful review I knew I needed 738 Days right that moment. I started it right away with a certainty that I would love it, and I was right. Read More

Cover Talk #3. Cover Change: Undecided by Julianna Keyes

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Talk
Cover Talk is a feature, where I talk about covers. Beautiful covers and ugly covers. Covers that I love and covers that I hate. Covers that lured me to read a story and covers that were a reason I passed a book. This feature was inspired by Cover Fever at Reader’s Den

Have you read Undecided by Julianna Keyes? If not, please, do me a favor. Stop for a moment and look at these two covers below. What are your first impressions? What do you think this story is about based on Cover #1? What about Cover#2? Would you pick it up and what would be your expectations? For me and those who’ve already read this book, it’s impossible to be completely unbiased, so I’m very curious.

Those who haven’t read this book yet – you definitely should. You can read my 5 Stars review here. Read More

Binge read series or read it book by book?

If you interact with me for a while you know that I prefer to binge read series. This way I don’t have to wait for months or even years for next installment. I’m not very good at waiting. Read More

Top Ten Tuesday: Fake-Relationship Romances

Despite being a blogger for several years I’ve never participated in Top Ten Tuesday. It’s a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It wasn’t a conscious decision on my side. During my first blogging year hilariously I had no idea that there was a list of upcoming Top Ten Tuesdays. So I just didn’t have enough time to write a post. Oh, awkwardness of being a total newbie. Later I guess it was a habit of not participating.

When I realized they choose All About Romance freebie for Valentine’s Day, I just couldn’t pass. If you follow me for a while you know that I read a lot of Romances. One of my favorite tropes is fake-relationship. Read More

Audiobook review: The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski

Title: The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy #2)
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Narrator: Justine Eyre
Story rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Audio rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall rating: 4 of 5 Stars

MY THOUGHTS

I’m so glad I didn’t put this series aside after I wasn’t impressed with the first book. The second book is much better. Read More

Audio Obsession #10. Favorite audiobooks of 2016

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Audio Obsession is a feature where I spread my love for audiobooks around blogosphere. Here you’ll see all things audio related.

Today I bring to your attention 5 audiobooks with great narration that I enjoyed immensely in 2016. I highly recommend all of them. I described them in short twittish format. I also talk about an amazing series, I read last year. Read More

Ksenia’s Favorite books of 2016

It’s a little bit late for this post, but I want to highlight my favorite books, and since I was on hiatus I post it now. I’ve read 50 books in 2016. It seems like a small number, especially comparing to several of my blogger friends (who I think have some fast-reading superpower), but I’m a slow reader and last year was especially challenging. Between applications, studies, exams, starting my Ph.D. program in September and my son starting school at the same time I didn’t have much time to read and blog. I’m surprised I’ve managed to complete my GR-challenge. Read More

Monthly Recap: January 2017

When I moved my blog to WordPress last January, I declared that I wanted my blog to be more personal. As I look back I realize that I posted mostly reviews and book-related discussion. Where were my personal posts? It’s time to make some changes. Read More

Review: Never Been Kissed by Molly O’Keefe. I loved this story to pieces.

Title: Never Been Kissed (Boys of Bishop #2)
Author: Molly O’Keefe
My rating: 5 of 5 Stars

SUMMARY

As the daughter of a wealthy politician, Ashley Montgomery has had enough of her parents’ expectations for her future and is going her own way, volunteering to work at a refugee camp in Africa. But her act of charity turns dangerous when she takes a boat trip and is abducted by Somali pirates.
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Audiobook review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Can you die from cuteness?

Title: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Author: Becky Albertalli
Narrator: Michael Crouch
Story rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Audio rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Overall rating: 5 of 5 Stars

SUMMARY

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised. Read More