Ask For It (Georgian #1)

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Started: August 8, 2015
Finished: August 12, 2015

Language: Swedish
Rating: 4/5 stars

An interesting story with an interesting background, although it took me some time to get used to the time period and imagine people wearing wigs… but the characters were entertaining, in their own way, and the thriller-mystery element made it entertaining, because then it wasn’t just the development of a relationship that you looked for but also “who’s the bad guy?”.

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Series review: Historical (Day, Sylvia)

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Series name: Historical
Author: Sylvia Day
Number of books: 4 (Seven Years to SinThe Stranger I MarriedPride and PleasureScandalous Liaisons)
Started: June 2015
Finished: July 2015
Average rating: 3.75

Favorite book: Pride and Pleasure (book 3)
Favorite character: Charlotte (book 4), Alistair Caulfield (book 1), Eliza Martin (book 3), Jasper Bond (book 3)
Favorite ship: Jasper/Eliza, Hugh/Charlotte, Lucien/Julienne
Favorite quote: “Socializing with others is more exhausting than refreshing. I have to consider everything I want to say, and then filter it through my mind before I speak so what emerges from my mouth doesn’t offend with its bluntness.” (Eliza Martin, book #3)

Scandalous Liaisons (Historical #4)

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Started: July 7, 2015
Finished: July 11, 2015

Language: English
Rating: 4/5 stars

Since this book consisted of three separate but slightly intertwining stories, I’m going to review those separately

Stolen Pleasures, rated 3/5
Despite the fact that the idea of being kidnapped by a roguishly handsome pirate in the Caribbean sounds really hot, I found that I did not, at all, like the female lead – Olivia. Rating is only thanks to the parts told from the POV of Sebastian Blake/Captain Phoenix, whom I really enjoyed.

Lucien’s Gamble, rated 4/5
Lucien Remington has shown up in every single one of the books, or at least his establishment has, so I was very eager to meet him. I was definitely not disappointed and I liked Julienne, the female lead of this story, a lot. I think she reminded me a lot of myself.

Her Mad Grace, rated 4/5
Definitely my favorite of the three stories and also the one that brought them all together, with the only main character from the previous stories not to show up in person was Olivia (thank God). Main characters Hugh (Julienne’s brother) and Charlotte were amazing and FINALLY A STORY THAT ISN’T ABOUT A DARK-HAIRED MAN AND A BLONDE WOMAN!!

So, in total, that makes the average rating of this book 3.7, which I’ve rounded up to a 4. Not the last Sylvia Day book I’m planning to read, but it is the last in this series, which I now find rather unfortunate because I liked the time it was set in.

Seven Years to Sin (Historical #1)

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Started: June 18, 2015
Finished: June 21, 2015

Language: Swedish
Rating: 3/5 stars

The kind of book I’ve started to crave in the summer – steamy but in a historical setting. Lacking details in none-sexual situations, though, which significantly lowers the rating. Even though the story’s set in the early 1800s I had trouble imagining how everything looked, from clothes to houses, which at one point made me think of a much later setting…

Event: Grand Book Sale Batch (2015)

Hello, sorry, I was unable to post this yesterday but here it is; the books I bought from this year’s grand book sale!

For those of you who don’t know; the grand book sale happens every year in Sweden in late February and, unlike other book sales, this one happens in every store that sells books. Including grocery stores with a very limited supply of books. Every. Single. Store. And no one is allowed to start the sale until a certain set date – although nowadays you can also pre-order books from online stores (but you won’t get them until the sale’s start date at the earliest). Some stores chose books from their stock that they put on sale and those are usually not the newest ones – or maybe they put the newer books on sale for a couple of days only while the rest are on sale for weeks – while other, smaller stores might organize events like “2 for 3 on everything but only for these three days”. As long as they do not start the sale before the set date they are fine.

As I’m not someone known for spending money on a lot of things I have come to allow myself a treat during this time of the year and buy as many books as I can find. This year the final count ended up being 23 + 2 books that weren’t on sale but I had to buy them anyway. You can find them all below – just click the link! Continue reading “Event: Grand Book Sale Batch (2015)”