Bookhaul February 2018

Hey you all! I can’t believe it’s already the tenth of March… February just flew by. I’m a little late with posting my February Have-reads and bookhaul but today I will share both with you 🙂 I added 10 new books to my collection ❤ I won 3 books in a giveaway on the Kinderboeken Facebookpage and I bought another 7.

First up the books that I won ❤

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Vogelvrij (Spellslinger) by Sebastien de Castell

For a description and review of this book see:  https://confessionsofaserialreadersite.wordpress.com/2018/02/27/magic-mayhem-and-mischief/

Ronja de roversdochter (Ronia, the robber’s daughter) by Astrid Lindgren

Ronia, who lives with her father and his band of robbers in a castle in the woods, causes trouble when she befriends the son of a rival robber chieftain.

This one sounds like a really nice children’s book and I love Lindgren’s writing, so, looking forward to reading it!

Escape room by Maren Stoffels (description in Dutch)

Vier vrienden geven zich op voor een escape room. In dit spel moeten ze binnen zestig minuten zien te ontsnappen uit een kamer. Maar wat gebeurt er als de persoon die hen opsluit helemaal niet van plan is hen te laten gaan?

Een van de jongeren is het doelwit. Maar wie?

This book hasn’t been translated in English, so, I added the description in Dutch. The book is about four friends participating in an Escape Room (apparently this is a thing now and you voluntarily let yourself be locked up in a room or prison and you have to find a way to escape before time runs out. Don’t know what I think about this because it sounds fun yet idiotic at the same time haha). Only this time the one who locks the boys up has no intention of letting the four friends go because he or she wants to kill one of them. I’m looking forward to reading this as it sounds really suspensefull!

Second, the books that I bought ❤

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As you can see I had a sudden craving for some romance haha. I don’t know about you guys and girls but I like to mix up my reading by adding different genres, books for different ages, and by switching between fiction vs. non-fiction, literary works vs. light reading etc. Anyhow, on to the descriptions for these beauties ❤

Ride Hard (Raven Riders #1) by Laura Kaye

Brotherhood. Club. Family.

They live and ride by their own rules.

These are the Raven Riders . . .

Raven Riders Motorcycle Club President Dare Kenyon rides hard and values loyalty above all else. He’ll do anything to protect the brotherhood of bikers—the only family he’s got—as well as those who can’t defend themselves. So when mistrustful Haven Randall lands on the club’s doorstep scared that she’s being hunted, Dare takes her in, swears to keep her safe, and pushes to learn the secrets overshadowing her pretty smile.

Haven fled from years of abuse at the hands of her criminal father and is suspicious of any man’s promises, including those of the darkly sexy and overwhelmingly intense Ravens’ leader. But as the powerful attraction between them flares to life, Dare pushes her boundaries and tempts her to want things she never thought she could.

The past never dies without a fight, but Dare Kenyon’s never backed down before . . .

I already owned this book as an ebook but I loved it so much that I decided to buy the paperback version too.

Ride Wild (Raven Riders #3) by Laura Kaye

Wild with grief over the death of his wife, Sam “Slider” Evans merely lives for his two sons. Nothing holds his interest anymore—not even riding his bike or his membership in the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club. But that all changes when he hires a new babysitter.

Recently freed from a bad situation by the Ravens, Cora Campbell is determined to bury the past. When Slider offers her a nanny position, she accepts, needing the security and time to figure out what she wants from life. Cora adores his sweet boys, but never expected the red-hot attraction to their brooding, sexy father. If only he would notice her…

Slider does see the beautiful, fun-loving woman he invited into his home. She makes him feel too much, and he both hates it and yearns for it. But when Cora witnesses something she shouldn’t have, the new lives they’ve only just discovered are threatened. Now Slider must claim—and protect—what’s his before it’s too late. 

I forgot to write a review of this book, but I loved it so, so much!!! I think I will write reviews for all the Raven Riders novels when I have bought all of them and read them in order. If you like emotional books with lots of romance, suspense and well-crafted charcaters you’re going to love this series!

Etched in Bone (The Others #5) by Anne Bishop

After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders—a primitive and lethal form of the Others—the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no-man’s-land beyond their borders—and the darkness…

As some communities struggle to rebuild, Lakeside Courtyard has emerged relatively unscathed, though Simon Wolfgard, its wolf shifter leader, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn must work with the human pack to maintain the fragile peace. But all their efforts are threatened when Lieutenant Montgomery’s shady brother arrives, looking for a free ride and easy pickings.

With the humans on guard against one of their own, tensions rise, drawing the attention of the Elders, who are curious about the effect such an insignificant predator can have on a pack. But Meg knows the dangers, for she has seen in the cards how it will all end—with her standing beside a grave.

I can’t believe this is already the last book in The Others series. I’m a little heartbroken by the fact that there won’t be any more books about Meg, Simon and the gang.

P.s. I like you by Kasie West

While spacing out in chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk and added a message to her. Intrigue!

Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters—sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she’s kind of falling for this letter writer. Only, who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out… 

I love Kasie’s writing! Her books are always fun, sweet and romantic.

Once and for all by Sarah Dessen

Louna, daughter of famed wedding planner Natalie Barrett, has seen every sort of wedding: on the beach, at historic mansions, in fancy hotels and clubs. Perhaps that’s why she’s cynical about happily-ever-after endings, especially since her own first love ended tragically. When Louna meets charming, happy-go-lucky serial dater Ambrose, she holds him at arm’s length. But Ambrose isn’t about to be discouraged, now that he’s met the one girl he really wants.

Sarah Dessen never disappoints with her emotional, real and heartfelt romantic books, so, I can’t wait to read this.

Fire in you (Wait for you #6) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Jillian Lima’s whole world was destroyed in a span of a few hours. The same night her childhood love, Brock ‘the Beast’ Mitchell, broke her heart, her life was irrevocably altered by the hand of a stranger with a gun. It takes six years to slowly glue together the shattered pieces of her life, but Jillian is finally ready to stop existing in a past full of pain and regret. She takes a job at her father’s martial arts Academy and she’s going out on her first date since a failed relationship that was more yuck than yum. Jillian is determined to start living.

She just never expected Brock to be a part of her life again. But he’s firmly back in her life before she knows it, and not only is he older, he’s impossibly more handsome, more teasing and more everything. And when he sees Jillian, he’s no longer capable of thinking of her as the little girl who was his shadow growing up or the daughter of the man who gave him a second chance at life. He sees the woman who’d always been there for him, the one person who believed in him no matter what.

Brock knows she’s the one he should’ve made his, and what begins as a tentative friendship quickly turns to red-hot chemistry that sparks a flame that burns brighter than lust. Falling for Brock again risks more than her heart, because when the past sorrow-filled and guilt-ridden past resurfaces, and a web of lies threatens to rip them apart, the fallout could lay waste to everything they’ve fought to build together, and destroy the dreams of those they care most about.

What can I say… I just love Armentrout’s writing.

The Forbidden by Jodi Ellen Malpas

Annie has never experienced the ‘spark’ with a guy-that instant chemistry that renders you weak in the knees. That is, until a night out brings her face to face with the dangerously sexy and mysterious Jack. It’s not just a spark that ignites between them. It’s an explosion. Jack promises to consume Annie, and he fully delivers on that promise.

Overwhelmed by the intensity of their one night together, Annie slips out of their hotel room. She is certain that a man who’s had such a powerful impact on her must be dangerous. She has no idea that he belongs to another. That he’s forbidden.

I kind of screwed up with this one I think. I heard a lot of people talking about Malpas’ writing and I wanted to see for myself why people love her books so much. Only, I didn’t want to buy a first book in a series, so I decided to buy a standalone. The description of this one sounded really mysterious and that’s why I ordered it. But, later I discovered that this book is about a married man falling in love with someone else (I think I didn’t read the description good enough). I absolutely hate cheating. I think nothing excuses being dishonest to someone whom you once loved and who loves you. So, I don’t really know what to do with this book as it is about something I really don’t like, but I think I will give it a chance and be open-minded about its theme while reading.

Happy reading you all!

 

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