Has anyone missed me?

Hi, I am not sure if you guys still remember me because I haven’t been active for a while now.

My life is a bit messy at the moment. I’ve been so busy and I don’t even have time to breathe.

Hopefully I will be back blogging around Christmas because I’ll be project free.

I’ve missed all of you and I am sorry I haven’t responded at all to any notifications.

Please don’t give up on me yet. I’ll be back with tones of reviews, news and interesting posts!

(I also updated my about me page!^^)

Till then, be safe, healthy and happy!


[Review] A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter

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A phone call from an old friend sets Dr. Giovanni Vecchio back on the path of a mysterious manuscript he’s hunted for over five hundred years. He never expected a young student librarian could be the key to unlock its secrets, nor could he have predicted the danger she would attract.

Now he and Beatrice De Novo follow a twisted maze that leads from the archives of a university library, though the fires of Renaissance Florence, and toward a confrontation hundreds of years in the making.

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Ok let me say that I am not really into vampire fiction but this book was a freaking guilty pleasure. I really really liked it and it has been a while since the last time I’ve considered any character as a book boyfriend.

Writing Style

I am satisfied with the writing style even though I found it a bit odd at first. What I mean is that there was third person POV mostly focused on Giovanni. So when the focus was on Giovanni, the writing style was a bit more formal, just like him. If it was first person POV it would be amazing because we would be in his head and the formal style would make more sense. I got used to it a bit later and I realized that it was probably my imagination or just the vibes Gio sent me. Anyway, it didn’t bother me at all, it was just an observation. Other than that everything were great. Enough details, not tiring, balance among dialogue, description and thoughts.

Plot/World Building

Ok, let me tell you something. The whole book was about a hot vampire and his freaking books! Do you realize how mind blowing is the combination? I didn’t realized it at first and I kept reading about how much he liked books and how important they were for him and that his dream job was being a rare book hunter… that made me obsessed.

So we have an ancient vampire who would do anything to get books in his hands. But then there’s this girl and she is young but passionate and she reminds him how it feels to care about someone and things change. I just love the plot. I love it when the male characters are so affected by the female character. I mean yes, Beatrice was affected as well, of course, but it’s different when you’re in your twenties and you fall for a super hot and awesome dude. You can’t compare it with a 500 years old man falling for a girl.

The pace of the story is perfect. Not too fast and not too slow. There are no signs of insta-love and it evolves steadily. Things happen all the time and you won’t get bored of the book.


Beatrice was an interesting character. I am not too fond of her but I definitely don’t dislike her. I mean yeah I think all of her actions, thoughts and decisions were realistic and something I would do in her place as well but she was just meh. There was nothing that she did that awed me but she didn’t annoy me as well and that’s good. She was a usual girl in a really awesome adventure but without doing something remarkable. Oh but she was smart and I give her that.

Giovanni… oh where to start? He was a mysterious, composed, charming, elegant gentleman who needed his space and his peace. He was determined to take back what was his at first place and who doesn’t love a man who would do anything to protect what belonged to him? I don’t know about you girls but i think I’ll choose my next boyfriend very carefully because of the damn standards that my book boyfriends have set for me.

There were many awesome characters like Carwyn and Caspar. They both gave the story their touch and made it even better with their great lines and jokes and of course their loyalty and help.


I am so glad I’ve found this book because it made me remember how it feels to really like a book and a character that much. I suggest you read it if you’re in the mood for romance and a unique adventure.


[Elizabeth Hunter]

Elizabeth Hunter is a contemporary fantasy and romance author. She is a graduate of the University of Houston Honors College and a former English teacher.

She currently lives in Central California with her son, two very ineffective canine assistants, and a pitifully empty fish tank.

She is the author of the Elemental Mysteries and Elemental World series, the Irin Chronicles, the Cambio Springs Mysteries, and other works of fiction.

[Blog Goals Wednesday] Progress and New Goals

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It was a great week in the blogsphere and it feels good to be back and interact with all of you! Thank you~

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~Blog everyday for a week no matter what~

I need to be fully back. 

Yup I was here everyday for the past week, Tired of me?

~Review 2 books~

I struggle at the moment but I have to take my mind off of bad things. 

Can’t make it because of my boredom but I am determined.

~Do all the pending tags and awards~

I’ve lost my bookmarks because my laptop died but I’ve managed to find some of the tags I was in. So I will have to at least do the ones I’ve found. 

It takes more time than I thought to do all the tags. So many and so excited about it. Thank you all for keep tagging me.

weekly goals

~ Review 3 books. ~

I’ll take it to the next level.

~ Reach 35 likes in a post. ~

At times I make it to 30 likes but I always try for the better so 35 it is this time.

~ Reach 300 followers. ~

I am close but not enough to make it this week. But it doesn’t hurt to try.

Thank you all because you guys are my motive about everything!

[Rant Tuesday] Expectations of a main female character

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Hello my precious people! How was your Monday? Hope it was good cause today’s Tuesday and I am more than ready to rant on main female book characters.

We all love it when the female character is strong, sassy and independent, right? Then what about the weak and defenseless ones?

It is true that when I read a book, I expect the main character to be smart, pretty, rational and all the good qualities a person can have. Well I think I got this all wrong because actually there so many girls out there who’re not that way. Sometimes a main character is allowed to be weak and waiting for help. I am not really talking about being annoying; just weak because not all of us can be strong all the times. I don’t see how it’s bad when you rely on someone and wait for his help. Yes that help might never come and we all have to trust noone and rely mostly on ourselves but I swear there are times that Ι really want to read about the one guy that actually helps the damsel in distress, because it might be genuine and because that girl might really need the help. I don’t even know if I make sense. I am not talking about unnecessary drama or fake weakness just to get the guy to help you. I am talking about an actual weak character with confidence issues and real problems. Yes sometimes that person needs to hear compliments and be shy about them and not act sarcastic because of her badass-ness (ignore the word).

So what I am trying to say is that I super enjoy when the main character is all about trusting herself and have life goals and be focused on her purpose and all, but I do love a character who needs a push; a character who needs someone to show her the way. That’s not bad cause that’s reality.

So this is shout out to all of you who wait for that someone in your life that will show you what it’s like to live. Go out there, find that man because it’s ok to need him. Be yourselves and don’t try to act strong if you’re not just because people like it. Ask for help and at the end if you don’t get it, try harder and be the strong person that people want you to be. It’s all about experiences, failures and disappointments. These things make us all stronger and it’s fine that we are through them. Either someone will make us feel better or we’ll do it on our own.

Be yourself and do not be ashamed of it.

[Review] The Thirteenth World by A. N. Willis

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Time is running out for Stel Alaster. The Corridor, the only portal between First and Second Earth, is failing and the barriers between all twelve worlds are thinning. Using her unique ability to travel through the multiverse, Stel sets out to save the Corridor . . . and ends up discovering a mysterious new world.

In the sequel to The Corridor, will the thirteenth world hold the key to the Corridor’s secrets? Or will the portal implode and take every last universe down with it?

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Arc kindly provided by the publisher, via netGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Yes, yes! Thank you for the invitation, cause I absolutely loved this book.

Writing Style

I’ve said in a previous review about the first book ‘The Corridor’ that the writing style was pleasant and not confusing. Same goes for ‘The Thirteenth World’ and maybe even better. Everything made sense and there was a perfect flow. There were description and then thoughts and then dialogue. The transition was great and it felt like I could experience everything in my mind. Amazing.

My only problem was that I was sometimes lost with the double names of the worlds. My memory is not that remarkable so I had to look for which world is which. Well that didn’t actually stop me from enjoying the book though.

Plot/World Building

It was crazy! 12 parallel worlds and lives. Imagine many versions of yourself and the power to find out about them. Well of course our girl, Stel, is special and there’s something unique about her but I am not going to spoil anything. So the story evolved better than expected. I thought that the first book was a bit boring and slow but darn, this one was amazing. So much action and mystery and passion. I felt every emotion possible; it blew my mind, seriously.

There was a perfect dose of romance but not too much. The story focused on how Stel would find out about her true identity and her connection with the Corridor.

It was so easy for me to read it and it was a bit unfortunate that I was so busy. It took me a while to finish it because of other stuff. I practically read around 65% the same day and I had to stop after that.


Stel was really great in this book. She had everything I expect from a main character. She was brave, true to her feelings and beliefs, loyal to her family and friends and of course she was in love. Thank god she was well written and she never allowed herself to be dragged down by blinded love. Of course she wanted to fight to be with Cohl but she knew that some things are not possible and she had to sacrifice them in order to do the right thing. I was proud about her.

Cohl was not really a main character but he was actually just Stel’s love interest in this book, in addition to the previous. This time I liked him better because he had changed. He grew closer to his family and he realized that he couldn’t be jealous of his brother anymore. I could see how Stel had affected him and how much she meant to him.

Ana and Justin were also a big part of this book. Their presence helped Stel in many aspects and she knew that she was not alone because of all the love and support they offered her. I also shipped them together and I got a bit disappointed that nothing happened. Maybe mrs. Willis will write a book about them and get them together… please?


I really really liked how the story ended and I am so thankful that I got invited to read it. Stel’s adventure is on of the ones you just have to read at some point. It’s something different and unique and it’ll make you hopeful and happy.


[A. N. Willis]

A.N. Willis writes YA–sometimes sci-fi, sometimes supernatural, always with heavy doses of action and romance. Her first novel, THE CORRIDOR, was inspired by her love of sci-fi TV shows growing up. She spent too many late nights in high school watching reruns, resulting in a possibly unhealthy obsession with yellow-eyed androids, renegade FBI agents, and wormholes to distant galaxies. When she’s not writing, she’s reading the latest from Stephen King, John Green, Donna Tartt–or anything YA. She feels at home wherever she can see the mountains.

[Top 5 Monday] Favorite Novellas

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I didn’t really read novellas because I thought that sometimes they’re a waste of time. Well I couldn’t be more wrong because when I read these five perfections Ι immediately regretted not reading novellas. Shame on me!


Bitter Sweet Love (The Dark Elements #0.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

A small intro for the great world about gargoyles and demons that Jennifer created. I liked it because it was something new to me and the story was absolutely adorable.

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Dez wasn’t just Jasmine’s crush. A gargoyle Warden like Jas, he helped her come to terms with her destiny—fending off demons and maintaining the balance between good and evil. He was her everything…right until the moment he disappeared without a trace. It didn’t help that Jas’s father had just announced that she and Dez would one day be mated. Hard not to take that personally.

And now he’s back, three years older, ten times hotter, ready to pick up exactly where they left off. But Jas isn’t taking that risk again. Dez has seven days to meet all her conditions and earn back her trust. Seven days filled with terrifying danger and sweet temptation. Seven days to win her heart—or shatter it all over again…


Breathless (Elemental #2.5) by Brigid Kemmerer

This is also a small intro about what’s to follow. I think it should have been 3.5 instead of 2.5 because book number 3 is about Hunter and not Nick. But Hunter’s novella is 1.5 so it’s a bit confusing because book number 2 is about Gabriel. Anyway. Nick’s novella a.k.a Breathless was insanely enjoyable and shocking. I had my jaw dropped almost till the end. Brigid Kemmerer did a really great job and I think she is the only author that actually made me read every single novella in the series.

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Too many secrets. Not enough time.

Nick Merrick is supposed to be the level-headed one. The peacemaker. Since it’s just him and his three hotheaded brothers against the world, that’s a survival tactic.

But now he’s got problems even his brothers can’t help him survive.

His so-called girlfriend, Quinn, is going quick as mercury from daring to crazy. Meanwhile, Quinn’s dancer friend Adam is throwing Nick off balance, forcing him to recognize a truth he’d rather shove back into the dark.

He can feel it—the atmosphere is sizzling. Danger is on the way. But whatever happens next, Nick is starting to find out that sometimes nothing you do can keep the peace.


Oblivion (Lux #1.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

What? Are you surprised? Why? Second book in the top 5 from queen Jennifer? Just wait till number 1. So this would also have been ‘Shadows‘ instead of ‘Oblivion’ because Dawson’s and Beth’s story is awesome as well but it’s only natural to have a thing for Daemon, right? I mean, who doesn’t? Being inside his head is pure bliss.

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Experience the epic love story of OBSIDIAN as told by its hero, Daemon Black…

I knew the moment Katy Swartz moved in next door, there was going to be trouble. Lots of it.

And trouble’s the last thing I need, since I’m not exactly from around here. My people arrived on Earth from Lux, a planet thirteen billion light years away. Plus, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that humans can’t be trusted. We scare them. We can do things they only dream about, and honestly, we make them look weak as hell. ‘Cuz they are.

But Kat is getting to me in ways no one else has, and I can’t stop myself from wanting her—or wanting to use my powers to protect her. She makes me weak, and I’m the strongest of our kind, tasked with protecting us all. So this one simple girl…she can mean the end for us. Because the Luxen have an even bigger enemy—the Arum, and I need to stay on my game.

Falling for Katy—a human—won’t just place her in danger. It could get us all killed, and that’s one thing I’ll never let happen…


Consequence (Significance #4.5) by Shelly Crane

Caleb and Maggie will be forever and ever my favorite couple! Seriously, I am totally biased and obsessed with their love and I will ship them till the end of time.

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Maggie and Caleb are married, leaders of their people, parents to their children, and happier than they ever dreamed, even with the visions they saw of it to prove it so. The council is still rebelling against Maggie’s changes, but this time it’s different. It’s almost as if something…or someone is behind them, pulling the strings and making decisions for them.

And Maggie is having strange visions that only she can see, leaving Caleb helpless to help her. But when her visions start to warn her that their daughter, Ava, will one day be in danger, they’ll do anything it takes to find out what’s going on and how to stop it, even paying a visit to a previous Visionary.

Maggie and Caleb must find out who or what is behind it all and stop them before Maggie is one vision too late.


Elixir (Covenant #3.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Just one reason this is my number one. Aiden. ❤

If Aiden was real, he would be the love of my life. My sin, my sweet torture, my everything. Aiden is just the best character that has ever been written. Unfortunately here applies the ‘he is too good to be true’.

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Aiden St. Delphi will do anything to save Alex.
Even if it means doing the one thing he will never forgive himself for.
Even if it means making war against the gods.

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I think my obsession over Jennifer’s books is finally clear. What do you think? Have you read any of them? I think I should make a top 5 just about Jennifer’s books.

[Spotlight Saturday] #2

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Spotlight Saturday is a weekly feature, created by Josie [Josie’s Book Corner] dedicated to spotlighting and pinpointing some of the things over the week that have caught our attention more than usual, things we’ve particularly loved, etc.

Feel free to participate as well!

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Oh that was easy this week! Cristina [My Tiny Obsessions] arrived at Seoul yesterday and yet she keeps blogging and she has so many things to show us. Have fun in Seoul Cristina, I am so freaking jealous!

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Syc’s [The Lit Mermaid] Cover Once-over feature is amazing!

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Because of the ‘Shadowhunters’ I keep watching this book everywhere again. Not that I am complaining!

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My best friend lives in Sweden right now, she was part of the Erasmus program and a year ago she met there new people. Many of them are Greeks and of course I got to know them as well through her. A couple of weeks ago I actually met one of them in person because she was back home. Yesterday I’ve met her again and we talked for hours. We talked and talked and talked and it was awesome because we had so many things in common and because we made a really good team. I had so much fun and I really believe that this is just the beginning of an amazing friendship.

Yes, that’s definitely my spotlighted moment.

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That’s easy as well. I’ve been using Viber for the past week. Whatsapp would be a great app but I guess not for this week.

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The biggest hit in Greece at the moment.

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“Do you have any idea how that feels? To have every part of you replaced, one piece at a time. until you don’t even recognize yourself anymore? The only time I feel like a whole person is with you, but what was the point of finding that if it was going to be taken away?”

The Thirteenth World, – A.N. Willis

It hit me right in the feels… I don’t even know why.

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So what about you guys? Anything interested this week?