Hooray, a baby boy!


This is a bit of a change from my usual posts because this is a personal update. however, I feel like the big news I have to share deserves at least that. So what is the big news I'm talking about? My darling sister has given birth to a healthy baby boy called Maxim on the 19th of November. My family and I are so happy with him and I'm incredibly proud of my sister because it certainly hasn't been easy. 

Needless to say, I'll be spending a lot of time with my sister and little nephew. Furthermore, I still have university to cope with which is why I might be less active on my blog for a little while. I'll still be reading obviously, but there's a big chance that I might not feel like writing up reviews immediately because of everything that is going on.

That's it for the update! Have a nice evening everyone :)

Review: Allegiant

◆ Allegiant by Veronica Roth
◆ Read November 2013
◆ English Edition

❝ The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories. 

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.❞
For me, this series has been slowly losing his quality ever since the start of the second book. I therefore anticipated that I wouldn't be very thrilled with the final instalment: Allegiant. However, as much as it has been a dissapointment, there were also some things I really liked.

Review: Looking for Alaska

◆ Looking For Alaska by John Green
◆ Read October 2013
◆ English Edition
❝ Before. Miles "Pudge" Halter's whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the "Great Perhaps" (Fran├žois Rabelais, poet) even more. Then he heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed-up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.

After. Nothing is ever the same.
The first book I've read by John Green is The Fault in Our Stars. Which is probably why this book - which is also immensely popular and his first book too- dissapointed me a little bit.


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