Thursday, February 22, 2018

Tag thursday #2 ;)

Welcome, welcome, to a new installment in a brand new series :) #TagThursday is a monthly thing, appearing every last thursday, where me and my sister J will give you book recommendations based on one theme :) and today it's *winter* :) since it's february and the last month when we can honestly say that has winter-ish vibes ;) so we have five categories for you guys :) hopefully you'll find some new books in here :) as always, if I have a full review for a book mentioned here, I will leave the links at the end of the post :) so let's jump into all the books :)

Snow blizzard
a book that gave you chills

A: for me it has to be "And then there were none" by Agatha Christie :) it's a very creepy mystery novel where a group of people in invited to an island, but when they arrive, the owner is nowhere to be seen, they find a creepy rhymed note and one by one they start to die... I freaking loved that book ) till the very end it kept me on the edge of my seat, and gave me chills multiple times :) it reads like a phenomenal movie :)

J: I have to say I know plenty of creepy stories that can definitely give you chills, but here I decided to go with something else ;) I’m gonna go with sexy chills and I recently read just the book to recommend you, it’s called “The List” by Tawna Fenske. Full disclosure – it’s a sex list, that Cassie made up to impress her sisters by convincing them she’s not just boring soil scientist. She made it on her laptop and of course technology failed her (it wouldn’t happen if she used a pen and paper). She had to go and ask for help in a nearby computer shop, and that’s where she met Simon. And he – like every good person would - is more than willing to have some fun while helping Cassie turn her made-up adventures into reality. I had chills the entire book, but most of all when they get to the one particular item – have sex outside, in a snow… I know, cold already right? But not to worry, this book will definitely get you hot! :)

Hot chocolate, with whipped cream, sprinkles... 
*sighs* where was I? ;)
a book that gave you all the warm and fuzzy feelings

A: my immediate pick for this category has to be "Simon vs the homo sapiens agenda" by Becky Albertalli :) it's a recent read of mine and this cute contemporary gave me that warm and fuzzy feelings throughout it all :) the hero, Simon, is in high school, but he hadn't told anyone that he's gay... the only other person who knows is Blue, another boy from his school... because they've been exchanging e-mails, but now everything is in danger, because someone discovered Simon's secret and is threatening to expose him :) ok, that sounds quite dramatic, which this story is definitely not, so just remember that it's an absolutely cute story that you have to read, if you haven't already :)

J: I picked “Our Forever” by Elena Matthews, it’s a story about a widow / single mom – Jo and her neighbor / musician / cupcake business owner – Drew. Their connection starts off rocky, but eventually with passing time, there is a spark that transforms into a flame and then an inferno. Drew’s main goal is to convince Jo that forever is possible for her if she just give it a try… So maybe not an easy romance, but definitely worth reading. This story will make you laugh, cry and everything in between, and it’s really sweet, not only because he calls her sugar :)

Snow angel
a book that left a lasting impression

A: I decided to choose one from my recent reads, and it's "Marriage of inconvenience" by Penny Reid, the seventh and final book in her Knitting in the city series ;) it's not out yet, but I can include it here, cause I was lucky enough to read an ARC and this contemporary romance left such an impression on me, that I am waiting impatiently for the release day, just so I ca re-read this book, this time as in audiobook format :) I don't have the full review here on my blog, but if you want to know mroe, you can find it on Goodreads right here -> READ ME <- :)

J: I wanted to pick something recent as well, but my mind took me back to one of those books that just stay with you for long after you read it. It’s “The Fire Between High & Lo” by Brittainy C. Cherry. I don’t even know what to write… this book just broke my heart, but in the best way possible, if you know what I mean. If you’re looking for something more, something to leave a lasting impression I don’t know a better book for this job…

Winter wonderland
a book that takes place during winter / has winter-ish vibes

A: one can argue that "From Lukow with love" by Mariana Zapata technically does not takes place just in winter, but the main characters are both ice figure skaters, so since there is a lot of ice durinth the entirety of the book, I'm still counting it ;) it's a slow burn hate-to-love sort of situation and I inhaled it basically in one day :)

J: my choice, “Wolf Signs” by Vivian Arend is perfect for this category. It’s a first book in Granite Lake Wolves series and I loved it. Why is it a great choice here, you may ask... well because it takes place in Yukon wilderness on a ski trip to be exact, so lots and lots of snow all around :) when Robyn’s brother has to cancel on her, she decides to go alone, the fact that she’s deaf never slowing her down, and it definitely doesn’t make her survival skills any weaker. But when she meets Keil everything changes. Because together they’re even stronger… So if you like sarcasm, wolf packs, mates and a little adventure give this book a chance, you won’t regret it!

Snowball fight
a book with an epic battle

A: for this one I absolutely had to choose "The edge of the abyss" by Emily Skrutskie :) since this is the second novel in The abyss surrounds us duology, and the battle I'm thinking takes place in the second half of it, I can't really say anything so as not to spoil you anything... :) what I will say is that it involves giant sea monsters and pirates... and it's truly epic... this whole story would make an absolutely fantastic series of movies... here's hoping it will come true some day ;)

J: I chose “Kiss of snow” by Nalini Singh, it’s book #10 in Psy-Changeling series, about SnowDancer alpha named Hawke and young Psy soldier in his pack Sienna. Because of the spoilers and fear of saying too much I’m a little limited ;) but what I can say is this, there is definitely an epic battle in this book. Both wolf and leopard packs join forces to save their territory. But they’re not alone, they have help, but that’s all I’m gonna say. As a bonus I can add that even though everyone has their job, the most important one will fall to one of my favourite characters in this series and it will blow your mind. But this book is so much more than one epic battle, so you should definitely read it, if you haven’t already :)

Reviews mentioned in this post:
- Our forever -> READ ME <-


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