Review: Iron and Magic [Iron Covenant #1] 5/5 (1)
All , Fantasy / February 20, 2019

Review: Iron and Magic, a spin-off series by Ilona Andrews from the world of Kate Daniels, was a major surprise for me. The first book of a trilogy with just as much magic, mythical creatures and interesting characters – and yet I almost decided not to read it. What is the reason? High D’ambray.

I know many girls go head over heels for bad boys, I have fallen pray to this too, but me and Hugh – we just didn’t click in any of the books from the Kate Daniels series. He was hot, strong and sarcastic which are my three favorite things about male characters. Yet, he felt short, probably because I was comparing him to Curran all the time and because he failed in everything he tried.

Review: Magic Binds [Kate Daniels #9] 5/5 (1)
All , Fantasy / February 19, 2019

Review: Magic Binds is the 9th book of the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews and by now I am really out of nice things to say. Looking back I realize with awe how much more complicated and serious the story became without loosing its specific humor and passion. Most series fall prey to this but not this series – and thank god for that!

Kate has claimed Atlanta and she is trying her best to protect it from her father and every creature with ill intentions that crosses its borders. But her father is playing coy, building a castle just outside the limits, baiting her by entering her territory, sending spies and whatnot. But they both know that this game of cat and mouse can’t last forever.

Review: Magic Breaks [Kate Daniels #7] 5/5 (1)
All , Fantasy / February 14, 2019

Review: Oh, how I missed Kate. Why did you stop reading it if you missed her so much, you’d ask? That’s a good question to which I have no answer. But I am so happy I found the time to get back into the world of Ilona Andrews that I am having hard time writing this review.

Magic Breaks is what you’d expect (in a good way) – Kate being badass smart-pants, risking her life and making impossible choices; Curran being sexy and protective and very scary when he roars; the Pack being well, dicks for the most of the time (

Review: Infernal Devices [The Hungry City Chronicles, #3] 4/5 (1)
All , Dystopian fiction , Fantasy / December 25, 2018

Review: Infernal Devices by Philip Reeve is the third book of the series and my favorite so far. Maybe it is because it takes place sixteen years later and we have a new cast of characters (more or less) or maybe because I grew to love this world and Philip Reeve just keeps expanding it and making it even more exciting. Either way, I am glad to have started the series and the fact that I read three books in less than a week is a testament to my love (and sheer craziness).

Review: Mortal Engines [The Hungry City Chronicles, #1] 3/5 (1)
All , Dystopian fiction , Fantasy / December 23, 2018

Review: Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve was something unexpected. I have to admit that I didn’t hear about it until I saw the movie. Most of you would say, and I would agree with you usually, that the book is always better than the movie. Well, in this case I am not entirely sure.

Now that I finished the book I realize that the movie was waaaay off the book plot and half of the things in it never happened in the book but it was thrilling, interesting and I think the choices in the movie script were super cool.

Review: Ender’s Game [Ender Series #1] 5/5 (1)
All , Sci-Fi / May 10, 2018

Review: I ought to start by saying that I am not that much of a Sci-Fi reader, or at least I’ve never given the genre a proper chance. Apart from Star Wars, Stargate and the Startrek movies I’ve never watched/read an interesting sci-fi story. Until now. Ender’s Game, the first book of the quartet, by Orson Scott Card is indeed a marvelous adventure full of action, beautiful prose and deep, complicated themes about human nature that stay with you long after you’ve put the book down.

The story revolves around three exceptional siblings – Ender, Valentine and Peter.

Review: Wizard’s First Rule [The Sword of Truth #1] 4/5 (1)
All , Fantasy / March 30, 2018

Review: So in a spring of the moment I changed my mind (again!) and decided to put aside the Wheel of Time in favor of The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. It just felt right and here I am, done with the first book – Wizard’s First Rule.

I read a few books of the series maybe a decade ago but I never finished them all so I think it is high time I did that.

I remember I was super in love with them and found them mesmerizing and amazing. The bestest, as Rachel would say (if you have read the book you’ll know who Rachel is 😀 )

Review: The Faceless Ones [Skulduggery Pleasant Series #3] 5/5 (2)
Adventure , All , Children Literature , Fantasy / January 8, 2018

Review: The Faceless Ones is the third book of the famous series Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy and the beginning of the darker, more serious themes of the stories. It still retains its humor and witty conversations(in less quantities, unfortunately) but it is painfully obvious that Stephanie has grown and with that, the point of view changes.

Valkyrie is already fourteen(I think? I am on the next book so the age is kind of fuzzy already) and she is training in Elemental magic with Skulduggery while following him around murder scenes and trying to investigate murders.

Review: The Maze Runner [The Maze Runner Series #1] 5/5 (2)
All , Dystopian fiction , Sci-Fi / December 21, 2017

Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner is hands down one of the best and most thrilling books (and series) I’ve ever read. Filled with action, increasing tension and an amazing world building I was so immersed in Dashner’s universe that I could have just as well been part of it.

Dashner’s style and particularly his inclination for face-paced action and impossible cliffhangers at the end of almost every chapter truly made this book an undisputed page-turner.