Allegiant – Veronica Roth

Alliegant - Veronica Roth

Original book title: Allegiant
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Harper Collins
Year of publication: 2013
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 11 h 51 min
Language: English

This is the last book in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth. Allegiant starts out where Insurgent left off.
There were some new characters and some new facts that made this book interesting. The reader got to see things from Tobias’s perspective and that was great.

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Wool – Hugh Howey

Wool - Hugh Howey

Original book title: Wool (Silo #1)
Author: Hugh Howey
Publisher: Radnom House UK
Year of publication2013
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 16 h 40 min
Language: English

This is the first book in the Wool trilogy by Hugh Howey. It’s set in the future where people live in silos and they never talk about the circumstances of living in the silo. If they do they got punished by being sent outside to clean the cameras. Our protagonist, Juliette takes over for the sheriff Hoston and quickly begins to uncover the secrets and circumstances of their world.

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Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater

Original book title: Shiver (The Wolf of Mercy Falls, #1)
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Audio
Year of publication: 2009
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 10 h 43 min

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

This is the first book of the wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater and I honestly didn’t have any expectations.. I was just curious about the story because it sounded interesting and the plot was intriguing. A girl. Grace, who falls in love with a wolf who turns out to be a boy, Sam… very interesting!
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2016 Reading Challenge

My library

I had such a good time last year with popsugar reading challenge and decided to take their new challenge this year as well!
Let’s do the reading challenge 2016! =D

  1. A book based on a fairy tale (Beyond the Kingdoms – Chris Colfer)
  2. A National Book Award winner
  3. A YA bestseller (Crown of Midnight – Sarah J. Maas)
  4. A book you haven’t read since high school (The Golden Compass – Philip Pullman)
  5. A book set in your home state (Djävulens tonsteg – Hans-Olov Öberg)
  6. A book translated to English (Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage – Haruki Murakami)
  7. A romance set in the future (Delirium – Lauren Oliver)
  8. A book set in Europe (Us – David Nicholls)
  9. A book that’s under 150 pages (Ru – Kim Thúy)
  10. A New York Times bestseller (The Girl On The Train – Paula Hawkins)
  11. A book that’s becoming a movie this year (Before I Fall – Lauren Oliver)
  12. A book recommended by someone you just met (Kvinnan på övervåningen – Clair Messud)
  13. A Self-improvement book
  14. A book you can finish in a day (De fördrivna – Negar Naseh)
  15. A book written by a celebrity
  16. A political memoir (Interventions – Kofi Annan)
  17. A book at least 100 years older than you (Alice’s adventure in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll)
  18. A book that’s more than 600 pages (Queen of Shadows – Sarah J. Maas)
  19. A book from Oprah’s Book Club
  20. A science-fiction novel
  21. A book recommended by a family member (Girl With a Pearl Earring – Tracy Chevalier)
  22. A graphic novel (Angel: After The Fall – Brian Lynch)
  23. A book that is published in 2016 (Min fantastiska vännina – Elena Ferrante)
  24. A book with a protagonist who has your occupation (Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn)
  25. A book that takes place during Summer (Wake – Amanda Hocking)
  26. A book and it’s prequel (Throne of Glass and The Assassin’s Blade – Sarah J. Maas)
  27. A murder mystery (The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith)
  28. A book written by a comedian (Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me – Mindy Kaling)
  29. A dystopian novel (Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard)
  30. A book with a blue cover (Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater)
  31. A book of poetry (Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur)
  32. The first book you see in a bookstore (Fury – Shirley Marr)
  33. A classic from the 20th century (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou)
  34. A book from the library (The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield)
  35. A autobiography (The measure of a man – Sidney Poitier)
  36. A book about a road trip (One Plus One – Jojo Moyes)
  37. A book about a culture you´re unfamiliar with (Shogun – James Clavell)
  38. A satirical book
  39. A book that takes place on an island (We Were Liars – E. Lockhart)
  40. A book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy (Heir of Fire – Sarah J. Maas)


*Did not finish!

Fire – Kristin Cashore

Fire - Kristin Cashore

Original book title: Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)
Author: Kristin Cashore
Publisher: Storyside
Year of publication: 2014
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 12 h 24 min

This is the second book in the Graceling series and I really liked the first book, but I didn’t like this one.
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Graceling – Kristin Cashore

De Vackraste - Kristin Cashore

Original book title: Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
Author: Kristin Cashore
Publisher: Storyside
Year of publication: 2014
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 12 h 12 min

I like YA fantasy novels and this one was really great. The plot was a bit slow, yet entertaining. The protagonist, Katsa was awesome! She was a badass, strong and independent. I really admired her and was rooting for her the entire novel.
Prince Po was another great character! He was charming and complex. The relationship between them was cute and I liked that it wasn’t a typical YA romance!
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Pretty Girls – Karin Slaughter

De vackraste - Karin Slaughter

Original book title: Pretty Girls
Author: Karin Slaughter
Publisher: Storyside
Year of publication: 2015
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 16 h 18 min

I don’t know how to write this review..this book just got to me and I loved every page! This is my first book by Karin Slaughter and after this one I want to read more of her novels!

This book is more than a thriller; this story is so much complex and have new surprises at every turn. There is so much happening in this book right from the start and the twists start early on. The characters are complex and deep, that made the story so much more interesting.
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The 5th Wave – Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave - Rick Yancey

Original book title: The 5th Wave
Author: Rick Yancey
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year of publication: 2013
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 12 h 42 min

What a page turner! I really liked this book!

This is the first book in the 5th Wave series. It was interesting, filled with action and suspense. I liked the characters, but sometimes it got a bit too juvenile for me.
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Jag heter inte Miriam – Majgull Axelsson

Jag heter inte Miriam - Majgull Axelsson

Original book title: Jag Heter Inte Miriam
Author: Majgull Axelsson
Publisher: Storyside
Year of publication: 2014
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 16 h 35 min
Language: Swedish

This book is part of my 2015 reading challenge

This book is one of the most emotionally heavy books I’ve read in a long time. This is my second book by Majgull Axelsson. I really don’t know what I think of her as a writer just yet, but I really liked this novel. Continue reading

The Ice Twins – S.K Tremayne

The Ice Twins - S.K. Tremayne

Original book title: The Ice Twins
Author: S.K Tremayne
Publisher: Linda & Co
Year of publication: 2015
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 11 h 51 min
Language: Swedish

This book is part of my 2015 reading challenge

This is the story of the Moorcraft family. One awful day one of their identical twin daughter, Lydia, dies in an accident. One year after the accident the family moves to the tiny Scottish island, hoping to put together the family. But when their surviving daughter, Kirstie, starts to claim they have mistaken her for Lydia their world comes crashing down once again. Continue reading