#bookreview …Listen (Earthen Witch #3) by Sarah Doughty

I received this book from the author for an honest review.

I was just reading the first book when I got an email from this amazing author asking me if I would like to read the third book that was not yet out there. My answer was immediately Yes! Of course I want to know how things will turn out before anyone else did!

Listen is the third book in the Earthen Witch series. The good thing about it, is that I read the third book and even though I barely stared the first one, I was able to follow the story so well. This was basically because the writer, Sarah Doughty, made it so easy for the reader to follow the story. She made sure that explanations from previous stories were included whenever the reader might start to feel lost.

Aisling Green is an Earthen witch that is trying to save her friends that are in some serious trouble. Together with her soul mate and their friends are fighting the evil and try to bring back their team that in the end is their family. Now, here is what really grabbed my attention and really made me happy (I really had a huge smile on my face): at some point in the book a Romanian character appears and is one of my favorite characters. I am not going to say who it is, because I don’t want to spoil it for you, but being the fact that I am Romanian it was a pleasant and unexpected surprise.

Is Aisling succeeding in her plans to save her friends? Well, I guess you will have to find out, but let me tell you that personally I can’t wait for the forth book to come out.

You can find out more about the author, Sarah Doughty here HEARTSTRING EULOGIES and you can also follow her on Goodreads: Sarah Doughty on Goodreads .


Thanks for reading! I hope you will enjoy this story just as much as I did, or more!

Cristina B.


Cover Reveal: Lost Girl

Amazing books! I think my TBR list just got bigger! 😛

Shelf Rider

TITLE: Lost Girl
AUTHOR: Chanda Hahn
GENRE: Young Adult Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: December 13, 2016

Wendy doesn’t remember anything about Neverland—or the experiments done on her there as a child. Seven years later, all she wants is a normal life, but shape-shifting shadows plague her dreams and turn her life into a waking nightmare. When the shadows attack at a football game and a boy disappears right in front of her, she realizes these wraith-like shadows are real. They’re not just haunting—they’re hunting.

A mysterious boy named Peter, his foul-mouthed sidekick, and a band of misfit boys intervene before Wendy faces a similar fate. But can they trust Wendy enough to take her to Neverwood Academy and reveal all of their hidden secrets when she’s hiding a secret of her own, or will the dreaded Red Skulls find her and drag her back to Neverland?

Coming December 13th!

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10 books from my TBR #Goodreads list that I can’t wait to read

I am a part of the Goodreads community and I absolutely love it. Not only that I can track my ‘done reading’ books but I can make a TBR lists, I can read books reviews, I can follow authors and have news about their books and I can post my own reviews. Right now I have 150 books on my TBR list but I will list here the 10 books that I absolutely want to read. 🙂

  1. A Hole in Serenity by Mark Draycott (Goodreads Author)

a hole in serenity

As this story of obsession, lust and delusion slowly unfolds, the residents of Furnage are brought to a shocking halt leaving the village in tatters. Simon and Kerry’s nightmare is one that they will never wake up from and one that could happen to any one of us.
A Hole in Serenity is a gripping, debut psychological thriller that will have you impatiently turning each page.

(*** https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29637334-a-hole-in-serenity ***)

2. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica (Goodreads Author)


One night, Mia Dennett enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn’t show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. At first Colin Thatcher seems like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia’s life.

(*** https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18812405-the-good-girl?ac=1&from_search=true ***)

3. Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica (Goodreads Author)


In downtown Chicago, a young woman named Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is found among her possessions, leaving her friend and roommate Quinn Collins to wonder where Esther is and whether or not she’s the person Quinn thought she knew.

Meanwhile, in a small Michigan harbor town an hour outside Chicago, a mysterious woman appears in the quiet coffee shop where eighteen-year-old Alex Gallo works as a dishwasher. He is immediately drawn to her charm and beauty, but what starts as an innocent crush quickly spirals into something far more dark and sinister than he ever expected.

(*** https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27821486-don-t-you-cry ***)

4. All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda (Goodreads Author)

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

It’s been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared from Cooley Ridge without a trace. Back again to tie up loose ends and care for her ailing father, Nic is soon plunged into a shocking drama that reawakens Corinne’s case and breaks open old wounds long since stitched.

The decade-old investigation focused on Nic, her brother Daniel, boyfriend Tyler, and Corinne’s boyfriend Jackson. Since then, only Nic has left Cooley Ridge. Daniel and his wife, Laura, are expecting a baby; Jackson works at the town bar; and Tyler is dating Annaleise Carter, Nic’s younger neighbor and the group’s alibi the night Corinne disappeared. Then, within days of Nic’s return, Annaleise goes missing.

(*** https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23212667-all-the-missing-girls ***)

5. The Widow by Fiona Barton


When the police started asking questions, Jean Taylor turned into a different woman. One who enabled her and her husband to carry on, when more bad things began to happen…

But that woman’s husband died last week. And Jean doesn’t have to be her anymore.

There’s a lot Jean hasn’t said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was too busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment.

(*** https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25734248-the-widow ***)

6. Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming


Alan grew up in the grip of a man who held his family hostage, someone who meted out violence with a frightening ease, who waged a silent war with himself that sometimes spilled over onto everyone around him. That man was Alex Cumming, Alan’s father, whom Alan had not seen or spoken to for more than a decade when he reconnected just before filming for Who Do You Think You Are? began. He had a secret he had to share, one that would shock his son to his very core and set into motion a journey that would change Alan’s life forever.

(*** https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22934446-not-my-father-s-son ***)

7. Sister by Rosamund Lupton (Goodreads Author)


When her mom calls to tell her that Tess, her younger sister, is missing, Bee returns home to London on the first flight. She expects to find Tess and give her the usual lecture, the bossy big sister scolding her flighty baby sister for taking off without letting anyone know her plans. Tess has always been a free spirit, an artist who takes risks, while conservative Bee couldn’t be more different. Bee is used to watching out for her wayward sibling and is fiercely protective of Tess (and has always been a little stern about her antics). But then Tess is found dead, apparently by her own hand.

(*** https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11950671-sister ***)

8. In the Name of Honour: A Memoir by Mukhtar Mai


In June 2002, Mukhtar Mai, a Pakistani woman from the impoverished village of Meerwala, was gang raped by a local clan known as the Mastoi — punishment for indiscretions allegedly committed by the woman’s brother. While certainly not the first account of a female body being negotiated for honor in a family, this time the survivor had bravely chosen to fight back. In doing so, Mai single-handedly changed the feminist movement in Pakistan, one of the world’s most adverse climates for women. By July 2002, the Pakistani government awarded her the equivalent of 8,500 U.S. dollars in compensation money and sentenced her attackers to death — and Mukhtar Mai went on to open a school for girls so that future generations would not suffer, as she had, from illiteracy.

(*** https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/594449.In_the_Name_of_Honour ***)

9. An Evil Mind–A Suspense Novel by Tim Kizer (Goodreads Author)


On December 11, fifteen-year-old Helen Hinton is brutally murdered in an abandoned house.
Her killer, Edward Phillips, is caught and sentenced to death. Helen’s blood was on Edward’s clothes and shoes, the murder weapon has his fingerprints on it.
Edward claims he’s innocent. He’s telling the truth.

Two months after Edward Phillips is transferred to death row, a murder similar to Helen’s occurs in another city. The victim is eighteen-year-old Laura Sumner.

(*** https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28449855-an-evil-mind–a-suspense-novel ***)

10. A Journal of Sin (Sarah Gladstone #1) by Darryl Donaghue (Goodreads Author)


A village, isolated by a severe storm, and a young officer, alone and out of her depth. A troubled priest is brutally murdered, leaving behind a journal of the resident’s confessional secrets; secrets certain people would prefer he took to the grave.

As word spreads, the pressure rises as the eyes of the town watch her every move. With no forensic team, no support and a savage killer hiding in a turbulent town, is PC Sarah Gladstone up to the task?

(*** https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24137415-a-journal-of-sin ***)

These are just 10 books from my TBR Goodreads list, though there are so many more that I can’t wait to read. Being the fact that I started school I don’t think I’ll have a lot of time left for reading but hopefully I’ll find at least half an hour every day. I hope you enjoy these books!

Have a great Monday and Happy Reading! 🙂

Cristina B.



Every reader deserves a books corner…and maybe a guardian cat…💕📚🐈💕

Ever since I bought my first book I dreamed to have my own corner in the apartment just for my books. I was thinking and thinking and time passed and I couldn’t figure out where ‘my books corner’ should be. So, the books just laid everywhere for the longest time. Until today!

I had this brilliant idea to change things a bit in our bedroom, and after minutes of thinking and thinking I finally found the perfect place. And…

While arranging my books in their ‘new home’ I realized that I have some amazing novels that I completely forgot about. As I’m buying more and more books thinking that I won’t have anything more to read, it turns out that I kinda do have quite a lot of books that I didn’t open yet. But that will remain for another post. ☺️

I went around the apartment to see what else could I clean (since I’m a clean freak lately 😋) and when I came back in the bedroom I found the best view ever:

So it seems that I have a guardian for my books. Completely adorable! 😻🐈😻

I love my new reading corner! Do you have one for your books?

Happy reading!

Cristina B.

#freebooks on #kindle… Someone said free books?

Whoever reads my blog knows by now that I love books. I love books so much that if I could buy a new book every day I would be the happiest bookworm in the world. Unfortunately my wallet does not let me do this, however I am happy that some authors throw their books free to their readers.  I am all for buying someone’s work, but who am I to refuse a free book? 🙂 Lately I got so many books on my kindle that if the apocalypse would happen right now I would have what to do for about 10 years from now. 🙂 This is why, I thought that I could share with you guys some of the books that really grabbed my attention and that I can’t wait to read. Enjoy:

Tell Me When I'm Dead

Tell Me When I’m Dead: Book One of TELL ME WHEN I’M DEAD Kindle Edition

If you like zombies stories, I must say that this book looks amazing. And I am not talking about the cover (even though it looks pretty cool). Lately I am a lot into zombie stories so I really can’t wait to start this book.

Big Girls Do It Boxed Set

Big Girls Do It Boxed Set (Books 1-4): Big Girls Do It Kindle Edition

If you are into erotica books, this box set is probably for you. Normally I see the first book in a series for free, but do you agree that it is absolutely amazing that all 4 are for free? Plus, I get the impression that these books are completely different from any type of erotica books you might have read before.

Peace Warrior

Peace Warrior Kindle Edition by Steven L. Hawk (Author)

Did anyone said something about aliens? If that is what makes you go and grab a book don’t wait any longer and get this one. Only by reading the brief description makes me want to read this book right now.


Someone Else’s Daughter: Book I (A Miranda’s Rights Mystery 1) Kindle Edition

Suspense and mystery is your thing? In that case do not wait any longer and grab this book as I am pretty sure that you will not be able to put it down before the end. The description of the book tells me so anyways. 🙂

I hope you will enjoy all these books. I shared the links from Amazon Canada but I did verify and they are also free on Amazon US and Amazon UK. The company Amazon does not pay me for this post, I simply love them which is why I am doing this by pure pleasure. Keep in mind that all links that I shared are for kindle format so if you own a different e-reader make sure the e-book format is good for it. Also, I do not know until when these books will continue to be free so I am not responsible for any price changes.

Happy reading! 🙂

*** All covers were taken from Amazon Canada.***

Cristina B.


#bookreview…Me Before You: A Novel Paperback – by Jojo Moyes

Product Details
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (July 30 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0143124544
ISBN-13: 978-0143124542

Me Before You – A novel by Jojo Moyes

Spoilers Alert: you might want to stop reading if you have not read the book yet!!!

I have this habit of waiting to read books that everyone else is reading. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, became a movie and it was released on June 2nd. I haven’t seen it yet and I will probably not see it at the cinema, sigh, but I will definitely see it at some point.

Every time I was reading about this book, readers were warning me or others to prepare a box of tissues as some crying might get involved. I was almost at the end of the book while waiting to see my doctor, but I remembered about a warning that I got, not to finish the book in a public space as my mascara might suffer. I closed the book and I impatiently waited to get home and finish it…I didn’t cry…but, I was affected by it in a special way.

You see, I was expecting a love story but it was more than that. Actually it wasn’t really a love story. It is more about a genuine fight that Louisa Clark starts when she is hired by Will Traynor’s mother to take care of him. He had an accident and he is now in a wheelchair struggling to live and to become accustomed to his new life. The thing is that he never got used to his life and he will probably never will. As before he was an active man, it is too hard for him to be stuck in a bed, with people around that have to take constant care of him. Louisa tried everything in her power to make him change his mind and inevitably she falls in love with Will. You might think that this would make him change his perspective and want to live but it doesn’t. Will took the decision to go to Switzerland to basically die with dignity or as it is called: assisted death. That is it! That is why this book is so sad. Because at the end, Will dies! Because that is what he chose. End!

We live in a world in which we can take so many decisions, and we like to believe that we are free to do what is best for us. We get to decide what we eat, how we dress, where we work, where we live, what music we listen to, etc but we don’t get to chose how and where we die. Maybe this is good or maybe it is bad (honestly I don’t know where I stand with this) but looking at it from this perspective, maybe we are not as free as we think we are.

Thanks for reading!

A dreamer….

#bookreview…Gypsy Hunted (The Gypsy Medium Series 1) Kindle Edition by Andrea Drew

Book description from www.amazon.ca :

Misery meets Medium…

Reluctant psychic Gypsy Shields (she prefers the term “intuition consultant”) finds herself in trouble when, on her way home from a blind date, she interrupts a kidnapping in progress. Her heroic attempt to intervene is repaid with a collision between the attacker’s van and a brick wall. She awakens in hospital, paralyzed on her left side and unable to speak. Unable to share vital information about the crime she witnessed. Fortunately, her telepathic connection with her niece helps her throw a line out, attracting the attention of a police detective: Connor Reardon, Gypsy’s date the night of the attack.

Author: Andrea Drew

Category: Mysteries and Thrillers

Format: Kindle Edition

File Size: 1673 KB

Print Length: 245 page

Publisher: Andrea Drew; 1 edition (Oct. 28 2014)

My honest review:

Gypsy is far from being normal and being the fact that a telepathic connection with people is not something that one would share with everybody, I found that she was quite comfortable talking about it. She didn’t mind that some people might laugh at her, instead she embraced it and even used it to save someone’s life. I found that at times, Gypsy was kind of selfish and didn’t think much before putting her niece in danger. More than that she was really violent by the end of the book, but this made me think that there might be times in someone’s life when the anger takes control no matter who we are and what we do.

This is the first book in the series and I got it for free (yes, yes: FREE 🙂 ) from www.amazon.ca on my Kindle. The question is: would I continue reading the next books? 🙂 Yes, I actually might do it.

I found some small mistakes here and there and I read some reviews about it but I am the kind of reader that doesn’t care about that when reads a book. For me if the story is good enough to make me be on the edge of my chair that is more than enough. The story line was really good and I could not stop reading, therefore I will recommend this book for sure.

From what I know you can still find this book on Amazon (.ca and .com) for free and it is also available on iBooks.

5 beautiful stars ☺️


Thanks for reading!

Cristina B.