The Summer Palace (Captive Prince #3.1)

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Started: January 5, 2017
Finished: January 5, 2017

Language: English
Rating: 4/5 stars


He loved the way that Laurent kissed, as if Damen was the only person that he had ever kissed, or would ever want to.


HOLY FRICK GOD YES!

Do you know how obsessed I was with reading fanfictions that continued this story? That gave me more Damen/Laurent after <i>Kings Rising</i>? (hint: about as obsessed as I currently am with reading Victuuri fanfics – which means I read a lot)

AND THIS IS CANON MATERIAL BUT IT’S LIKE READING ONE OF THOSE FANFICS AND AAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!

You know why I couldn’t give this a full 5 stars? Because I want more. I want more! Another trilogy, preferably.

A three month book report

First of all I want to apologize for not posting for so, so long on this blog. The last month has just been… hectic is almost too small of a word to describe it, but yeah. I started working at a new school mid-August and even though I’m really enjoying it it always takes a while to get into the rhythm and routines of a new workplace. There have been some conflicts that needed to be solved in my class, some conflicts in other classes that I needed to deal with, injured children rushed to the ER (luckily it wasn’t as serious as it first looked) and, yeah, a lot of things.

I also haven’t posted a book report since June. The one I was supposed to post for July never went up because first I was up hiking in the Swedish mountains and right after that I started at the new school and everything about it just got pushed to the back of my mind. The one for August was, similarly, ignored because of the ton of things I had to deal with at work.

The tempo of both August and September have forced me to not read as much as I would have liked, but I haven’t gotten behind on my reading plan because I read so much in July thanks to the triple readathon I did back then. So I’m still on route to completing my goal and if I get my reading back on track now that I feel a bit more comfortable with work and stuff I might actually be able to read more than I thought I would this year.

Because of the length of this book report I won’t add any comments to the Book/Worst/Surprise/Disappointment of the Month.

As always, the format of this is inspired by C.R.M Nilsson – link in the sidebar!

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Kings Rising (Captive Prince #3)

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Started: July 25, 2016
Finished: July 27, 2016

Language: English
Rating: 5/5 stars

So this was a brilliant end to this series and I did go back and re-read bits and pieces of it later on. I do think that the end could have been extended, but I’ve found some brilliant fanfic writers who’ve satisfied my Damen/Laurent desires.

I’m still so happy that I wasn’t disappointed in this series. I’ve read so many series recently that start out strong and then finish with a “meh”. This one didn’t. It’s a brilliant, brilliant series that I’ll most likely re-read many times.


Apologies for this quite short review, everyone. This might be extended when I’ve re-read this 🙂

Prince’s Gambit (Captive Prince #2)

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Started: July 15, 2016
Finished: July 16, 2016

Language: English
Rating: 5/5 stars

All of my slight issues with the first novel were gone with this one and I’m very happy – plus the hotness of this is to die for!

I can hardly say anything more about this – I just loved it so much and it was a very addictive read and I’ll probably re-read this and the rest of the series soon.

Also; the little extra story (“Chapter 19.5”) that was included in this was swoonworthy as heck.


This book was read for the Make Me Read It Readathon 2016.

Captive Prince (Captive Prince #1)

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Started: June 25, 2016
Finished: June 25, 2016

Language: English
Rating: 4/5 stars

I’ve been dying to read some more LGBT+ relationship books and this one caught my eye early on, but I had trouble finding that “perfect reading time” for it. I knew it was explicit and for some reason I have a hell of a lot of trouble getting into explicit romance novels at any other time but in the summer.

Said and done; I bought this on the way to the Midsummer celebrations last weekend and spent Midsummer’s Day reading this – and fell in love. The world, the writing, the characters – everything’s on point. Yes, there are a lot of explicit scenes. No, it’s not a book that I’d tell my grandparents the content of – which I almost had to do as I brought it with me to dinner at their place. Yes, I immediately ordered the two sequels.

I think what made me uncertain about how to rate this for about a week’s time was the fact that it was so short. I often have trouble rating short novels, probably because of that I feel like a lot of stuff could actually have been developed more. Prolonged. A lot of stuff was solved very quickly, which made for a fast paced novel, but a little more detail on stuff would have been nice.

Still; this book was highly addictive and I’m very, very happy that the sequels are waiting for me at the post office right now 🙂

Make Me Read It Readathon – TBR List

I decided to close the poll early as I need to plan my reading for the upcoming weeks, as I found out yesterday that all of the readathons I’m participating in this summer are right after one another.

As I wrote in this post, the Make Me Read It Readathon is a week long readathon – 9th of July to 16th of July – where others decide what books you shall read. The best way to do this is to create a poll somewhere and list the books that are available to you – i.e books that you already own but haven’t yet read. You decide yourself how many books you can read during this week, but you have to follow the results of the poll.

I think that I’ll be able to read quite a lot during the readathon week as I have nothing else scheduled for those days, so I added quite a lot of books to my poll. In the TBR below I’ve listed the Top 10 books from the poll. I should be able to get through most of those if I work really hard X)

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*In the poll I listed Captive Prince instead of Prince’s Gambit, but I ended up reading Captive Prince earlier this month. Hence why I added the sequel to this roundup instead.