May wrap up – books I finished

Ordbrodösen by Anna Arvidsson

You can read my review here.

Live in a Better Way by Dalai Lama

I listened to this book through April and May. It’s questions and answers on different topics. I recommend it!

 

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

I listened to this book while working out and it was so fun it kept me longer than I had intended on the threadmill. And not just once! Such a fun and cute book!

Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

You can read my review here.

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

I read this one because I like her Talon series. This one I didn’t like that much unfortunately and I probably won’t read this series. I’m looking forward to read the fourth Talon book though.

 

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

My friend chose this book for our book club. It isn’t a book I would choose but I am glad she did. I liked it!

The Sumage Solution by Gail Carriger

This book I received as a review copy. It will be released 18th of July. I will post my review then!

Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

 

I will be honest, I borrowed this book from the library only because of the pretty cover. It really looked so cool of the shelf!

I also borrowed a couple of other books with pretty covers. This was not the first book I started to read and so when my month was also up I was horrified to see that I couldn’t prolong my time for this book. Someone else was in queue for this book (only 1 copy in my entire city). So I put other things aside and speed read this one in 3 days.

I enjoyed this book and I really liked the fact that the book was about the adventure. There is a romantic subplot but it’s very small in this first book. I expect it to unfold in the following books but I was happy it didn’t have that much focus in this book. I do love romantic subplots and from what I can tell this will we a well written romantic plot. At least I hope so. The main plot of the book was good as well so I’m in queue for the second book now.

I would definitely recommend this book! 

Just look at the pretty details inside!

Ordbrodösen av Anna Arvidsson

Med skrivna ord kan hon styra dina tankar och handlingar. Du märker aldrig när du blir hennes marionett.

I en värmländsk bruksort bor sedan århundraden tillbaka en säregen släkt. De har en stark ställning och en kraft som till varje pris måste hållas hemlig. Kvinnorna i släkten är ordbrodöser. Alba har aldrig önskat sig förmågan att styra andra människor, men accepterat att hennes framtid är utstakad. Hennes mor, mormor och mormors mor har alla fått kraften på sin artonårsdag. Inträdesprovet ska vara en ritual, inte ett verkligt test. När Alba misslyckas står alla handfallna. Ingen berättar vad de misstänker ligger bakom hennes oförmåga. Istället skickas Alba hastigt till en avlägsen släkting i Stockholm och bit för bit börjar hon själv lägga pusslet.
Men någon försöker hindra hennes sökande. Någon som inte skyr några medel för att nå sitt mål.
Någon som kan få vem som helst att lyda.

Källa: Rabén & Sjögren

Lättläst, spännande och underhållande! Roligt med ett nytt koncept som jag inte läst tidigare. Det låter inte som en idé som skulle gått förbi många författare, men som kan vara svår att genomföra. Men Anna Arvidsson lyckas väldigt bra! Ordbrodösen är en bra och välskriven debutbok. Jag ser fram emot fler böcker av Anna Arvidsson.

 

Vanity in Dust release date

 

 

Cheryl Low’s debut fantasy novel, VANITY IN DUST, will be available in ebook and paperback August 8, 2017. VANITY IN DUST is the first in the Crowns & Ash series,  set in a decadent dark fantasy world of hedonism, addiction, and political intrigue. The book will be published by World Weaver Press.  Cover reveal will be  May 10th! If you didn’t know it, I’m the graphic designer and photographer behind the boook. I’m so excited for it to be released!

About the Book

In the Realm there are whispers. Whispers that the city used to be a different place. That before the Queen ruled there was a sky beyond the clouds and a world beyond their streets.
 
Vaun Dray Fen never knew that world. Born a prince without a purpose in a Realm ruled by lavish indulgence, unrelenting greed, and vicious hierarchy, he never knew a time before the Queen’s dust drugged the city. Everything is poisoned to distract and dull the senses, even the tea and pastries. And yet, after more than a century, his own magic is beginning to wake. The beautiful veneer of the Realm is cracking. Those who would defy the Queen turn their eyes to Vaun, and the dust saturating the Realm.
 
From the carnivorous pixies in the shadows to the wolves in the streets, Vaun thought he knew all the dangers of his city. But when whispers of treason bring down the fury of the Queen, he’ll have to race to save the lives and souls of those he loves.

About the Author

Picture

Cheryl Low might be an Evil Queen, sipping tea and peeping on everyone from high up in her posh tower—a job she got only after being fired from her gig as Wicked Witch for eating half the gingerbread house.

…Or she might be a relatively mundane human with a love for all things sugary and soap opera slaps. Find out by following her on social media @cherylwlow or check her webpage, cheryllow.com. The answer might surprise you! But it probably won’t.

 

 

World Weaver Press will be revealing the cover for VANITY IN DUST on May 10th. If you have a book-related blog, join their cover reveal team so you can see it before anyone else, and also have the chance to receive an advance review copy.

While you wait for the cover, please add VANITY IN DUST to your Goodreads shelf, and follow Cheryl Low on Twitter.

Reading goals for 2017

1. Read more books by Swedish authors.
2. Don’t buy books unless I really need them in my collection.
3. Use Storytel as much as I can for audiobooks and e-books. Since I do have a subscription I need to fully take advantage of it.
4. Borrow more books from our city library.

När livet börjar om av Lucy Dillon

Det här var en varm och rolig bok som jag sträckläste under en helg. Jag hade inte tidigare läst något av Lucy Dillon men jag hade sett hennes böcker i både bokhandeln och på internet. Därför blev jag glad när det var en av de fyra böcker jag fick av min älskade i födelsedagspresent.

Vi får i boken följa två kvinnor som båda gör varsin resa i livet. Libby börjar renovera ett hotell tillsammans med sin man när en olycka händer på vägen utanför. Kvinnan i olyckan förlorar minnet och Libby tar hand om henne och låter henne stanna på hotellet. Mer än så säger jag inte om handlingen nu eftersom jag inte vill avslöja något.

Boken var lättläst och grep taget om mig snabbt. Jag började att lyssna på den som en ljudbok på vägen till jobbet och på kvällen sedan när jag hade boken i min hand så ville jag inte lägga den ifrån mig. Det tog alltså inte lång tid innan boken var färdigläst. Jag kommer definitivt att läsa fler böcker från Lucy Dillon.