Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Descendant by Kelley Grealis a review

I received this book to give an honest review. (Thank you Kelley Grealis!)

The Descendant (The Descendant Vampire, #1)The Descendant by Kelley Grealis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am a huge paranormal fan, so when I saw this book, I just had to read it.
I have read lots of vampire stories and I have to say this book is very refreshing. The biblical elements work really well and give you a whole new look on vampires. I also liked the fact that Vampires are not romanticized. She even describes that they only look good to lure in prey. There are so many vampire books out there that describe vampires as heroes. I like the fact that she had a different idea about this.

There are some parts that feel a bit like loose ends to me. Like the house she lived in. When she got in the accident and Jenna took her home, Jenna told her that she had moved in the last three years. Later we learned that Vincent placed these memories in both their heads. So where is the first house? The house the story started with? I think some of the storyline got a bit too complicated for these details. The other little thing that had me wondering was the fact that she calls the other vampires her siblings. But that would make Vincent her sibling too? This seems a little strange since she has a very different relationship with him.

Nevertheless because of her refreshing ideas and because Kelley Grealis is a very good writer I do hope we will be able to read a lot more from her.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Planet Urth - Book review


Planet Urth (Planet Urth, #1)Planet Urth by Jennifer Martucci
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A nice post apocalyptic book. I thought it read fast and although some things were not exactly believable (the giant spider, why didn't anyone see it before?) I did enjoy the story and I will be reading the rest of the series.



 The Savage Lands (Planet Urth, 2)The Savage Lands by Jennifer Martucci
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Like the first book, this one is a fast read. I finished this part in two days. Although sometimes the story leaves big questions, like why were sully and Jericho at that arena just when avery and her family had to fight there and why did they save them and not the other humans. This seems a little strange to me. I think that the writers had no other option to get them out of the arena and got a little to creative about it. But if you do not care to much about these things, the book is entertaining.

;Planet Urth: The Underground City (Planet Urth, #3)Planet Urth: The Underground City by Jennifer Martucci
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

So in just two weeks, I read the three books of planet urth. This last one is a bit different than the others. The first two books are post apocalyptic, this one is more dystopian.
The book was (like the first two) an easy read. A lot of things are happening so it never gets dull. On the other side, some things feel kind of rushed, like the last battle. One moment she is in prison and the next moment she is battling the urthman, with all residents of new washington supporting her. This seems a bit strange to me. These people lived years and years in a dystopian like city and just because one girl spoke to them for like 10 minutes they were free from the president?? Speaking of the president, where is he?? Once they start their battle against the urthman, he vanished.
So there are a lot of gaps in the story, but because it never gets dull and I liked the concept of the urthman I still think you should read the book, if you are into dystopian novels.


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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Finally a new pattern!


Finally i finished a new pattern!
This little duck is so shy, he likes to hide in the flowers in the garden.
He makes a cute pencil topper but is also a great decoration for your home this spring!
He is for sale in my etsy shop






Sunday, March 16, 2014

last minute st patricks day decorations.

Hi there,

Tomorrow it is St. Patricks day and ofcourse I realised this way too late. So yesterday I made some last minute decorations ;)

Happy St Patricks day to you all!!!!


Monday, March 10, 2014

The Testing a review

The Testing (The Testing, #1)The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book was just not original at all. It was the hunger games all over again. The only difference was that when they finished the test they would go to university so maybe, just maybe the next books will be interesting.
The choices they had to make, the life or death test (games), the dystopian setting (colonies that specialize in things like food, fabric, mining etc.) even the love part. A boy who does not leave her side and wants to do everything to get her to safety.
When someone beyond the fence threw in a bag with food to help her, I almost fell of my chair. Katness was the one getting all the things she needed the most and now chia is the only one receiving gifts?
These small details made it feel like the book was an exact copy.
I still award three stars, just because it is very easy to read and it is entertaining. I do think she can write, I would love to read a book written by Joelle Charbonneau that has an original story.

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Projects I have been working on and a review...

Okay so these last few weeks I have not been very productive, I have to say. I have been working on some paracord projects and I have made spinsels.



 (Spinnen is the dutch word for purring.) These little stuffed cat toys are made of fleece and have catnip in them. They were a huge hit among our cat friends ;)
Today we watched a kill bill marathon at a friends house and I made them a little card to say thank you!


And ofcourse I have been reading a lot, my last book was the The Other Life written by Susanne Winnacker. I have read this book for my both challenges. You can read my review about the book here.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Vampire Academy a review



Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I heard a lot about this book, so I wanted to read it. I was a little scared though because most of the books that are a huge success are not the best ones. After I finished this one, I am sorry to say, this one also falls into that category.
It was hard to get into the story, because of all of the names, families, etc.Also because you do not know right away, why the two main characters had fled the academy, it is hard to understand why they do the things they do.

I thought the whole mind bonding thing between the two girls was annoying. I mean every time Rose tries to enter Lissa's mind, Lissa is in the middle of something exciting, or is in the middle of something she needs help with. Not one time she enters her mind, while Lissa is doing something boring like reading. It's just not believable.

The whole book just felt a lot like harry potter meets Twilight.The school, forbidden love, vampire feeding problems, psi dogs..... Nothing is new, nothing is original.

I finished the book, because once I got into the story it was easy to read and even though I did not like the main characters I still wanted to know what would happen to them. That was (so sorry) the only good thing about the book.

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