Lena’s 2015 Reading Statistics

Me every year: “I could be a blogger.” A few weeks later: “Or not.”

2015 wasn’t the lucky exception. But hey, no shame in creeping back to this blog after about ten months of silence, right? Because I actually do want to look at my reading statistics of 2015 and those are always fun, aren’t they? I don’t want to deprive the internet of my shiny colour blocks. Continue reading

Book Review: Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion #1) by Aimée Carter

Image from Harlequin.

Image from Harlequin.

Pawn
Lena’s rating: 5 of 5 stars
Published: October 2013
Copy: Bought


“YOU CAN BE A VII IF YOU GIVE EVERYTHING.

For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country.

If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked—surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister’s niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. Continue reading

Book Review: Anomaly by Tonya Kuper

Anomaly
Lena’s rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published: November 2014
Copy: Bought


Reality is only an illusion.
Except for those who can control it…

Worst. Birthday. Ever.

My first boyfriend dumped me—happy birthday, Josie!—my dad is who knows where, I have some weird virus that makes me want to hurl, and now my ex is licking another girl’s tonsils. Oh, and I’m officially the same age as my brother was when he died. Yeah, today is about as fun-filled as the swamps of Dagobah. But then weird things start happening… Continue reading

Book Review: The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

The Invisible Library cover

Image from panmacmillan.


The Invisible Library
Lena’s rating: 5 of 5 stars
Published: January 2015
Copy: Bought


The first installment of an adventure featuring stolen books, secret agents and forbidden societies – think Doctor Who with librarian spies!

Irene must be at the top of her game or she’ll be off the case – permanently…

Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant Kai, she’s posted to an alternative London. Their mission – to retrieve a dangerous book. But when they arrive, it’s already been stolen. London’s underground factions seem prepared to fight to the very death to find her book.

Adding to the jeopardy, this world is chaos-infested – the laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic. Irene’s new assistant is also hiding secrets of his own.

Soon, she’s up to her eyebrows in a heady mix of danger, clues and secret societies. Yet failure is not an option – the nature of reality itself is at stake.”panmacmillan Continue reading

Lena’s Continent Read-a-thon Africa TBR

February is the first month in Jasmin’s (TheBookJazz) Continent Read-a-thon, that she is holding on Goodreads. This month’s reading continent is Africa and tadaa: I indeed had one whole book on my TBR from someone who was born in Africa, and that someone coincidentally is white. So, not quite what I was looking for here. I started looking and found some books that really intrigued me. Voila~ Continue reading

Lena’s January Wrap-Up

Unintentionally, my month was a bit dragon themed. I like that.
After having to correct the number of books on my TBR several times, I started my year with 142 unread books on my shelves and kindle – contrary to what I stated in my 2015 Reading Plans on 04 Jan. As of 31 Jan my TBR is: 136 books (yay for so far reading faster than I am buying books xD). Continue reading

Book Review: Operation Bunny by Sally Gardner (Wings & Co #1)

Operation Bunny (Wings & Co, #1)Operation Bunny
Lena’s rating: 3 of 5 stars
Published: October 2012
Copy: Library


Operation Bunny by Sally Gardner, illustrated by David Roberts, is the first book in the Wings & Co book series for children.
Mysteriously abandoned in a hatbox at Stansted Airport, Emily Vole gets adopted by the Dashwood’s who quickly realise that Emily does not fit their image of “project: child”. When Daisy Dashwood bears triplets, Emily is converted into the maid, childhood over. But then she gets to know the neighbour Miss String and her strange cat Fidget. And thus Emily’s adventures and the Fairy Detective Agency’s first case begin, with pink bunnies, an evil witch and a bunch full of moving golden keys. Continue reading