Here’s To Now – Review

IMG_0106editedAfter a short break from the “Here’s To” series by Teagan Hunter I was excited to finally dive into Here’s To Now!

Gaige Addams has been dealt more than one painful hand of cards throughout his life. Because of the mistakes he made in his past, he lives his life full of shame, grudges and regret. He won’t loosen up, always places other’s needs in front of his own and keeps secrets from the people closest to him. Then Haley Kamden stumbles into his life. She makes him see that life is something enjoyable. She convinces him to live in the now and not in the past. Everything went well: then Gaige’s past started to play catch up and on top of that they both decided to get married in Vegas. Continue reading “Here’s To Now – Review”

The Over Duet – Review

The”Over Duet” which consists of Low over High and Ever over After was sitting on my kindle for what it seems like forever. I honestly don’t know why I waited so long to pick those books up  because I really enjoyed them.

IMG_0050editedLow Over High begins with an angsty, mysterious, yet powerful prologue of the main character Marlo Rivers (a part of the prologue is also the blurb of the novel). She talks about her cynical personality and her non-belief in hope and faith in humankind because those are only cliches “to keep the dreamers dreaming.” Marlo was not always like that, circumstances in her past made her that way. She tried to run from it for the last eight years but the past has a way of catching up and for Marlo it is in form of a crumpled note left on her porch. Continue reading “The Over Duet – Review”

The Versatile Blogging Award

Hey book lovers!
The following blog post is actually a German one but since the majority of our followers don’t speak German, I translated the post into English. 🙂


GER Vielen lieben Dank and Selina @ fraeuleinlovingbooks, die mich für den Versatile Blogging Award nominiert hat. ♥
EN Thank you to Selina @ fraeuleinlovingbooks, who nominated me for The Versatile Blogging Award. ♥

GER Und hier sind die Regeln:
Danke dem Blogger, der dich nominiert hat.
Verrate 7 Fakten über dich.
Nominiere andere Blogger.

EN And here are the rules:
Thank the blogger who nominated you
Tell us 7 facts about yourself.
Nominate other blogger. Continue reading “The Versatile Blogging Award”

May Recap

Hey there book lovers!
“What time is it?” – “Summer time, it’s our vacation!” Yeah, I had to quote these phrases from High School Musical 2, because High School Musical! 😉
So what are your plans for this summer? Will you stay at home or will you go on vacation? What books will you read? Here’s a list of books we reviewed in May. Maybe there’s a book that will pique your interest so much that you will pick it up during the summer? 🙂

Besides our reviews, we published special posts about our reading history. If you haven’t read those yet, you can find them here: Ashley and Sabrina.
If you want to know what happened at the bookstagram meet up in Hamburg, Germany, click here.

And last but not least, here’s our list of possible reviews in June:
Here’s To Now by Teagan Hunter,  My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island by Carrie Fancett Pagels, Caterpillars Can’t Swim by Liane Shaw, Edge of Regret by Molly E. Lee, The Evolution of Ivy by Lauren Campbell, Low Over High by J.A. DeRouen,  The Wildly Sisters by Eve Chase, Black Box by Cassia Leo, Infinite Us by Eden Butler, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski.

Enjoy your first month of Summer,
♥ Ashley & Sabrina ♥

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The Siren – Review

IMG_9791editedThere were actually two reasons I bought this book last year in England: the first one was the cover. I know, “Don’t judge a book by its cover!” but I couldn’t leave Waterstones without buying this book. The second and much smaller reason was Kiera Cass, the author of this book. You probably all know her from The Selection series. I read book one in that series and wasn’t too impressed to be perfectly honest. I know that a lot of you guys loved The Selection series but it wasn’t for me. I wanted to give Kiera another chance and the blurb sounded interesting enough.

Kahlen has been a Siren for almost a century. She and her sisters live as much of a secluded life as possible and barely interact with humans. But then one day Kahlen meets the guy of her dreams and everything changes in both their lives. Continue reading “The Siren – Review”

Thirteen Reasons Why – Review

IMG_9700.editedThirteen Reasons Why is definitely not your typical young adult novel. When I heard it was adapted for a tv show and would release soon, I saw this is as an opportunity to finally read the novel.
Clay Jensen comes home from school to find a strange package waiting for him. It only has his address but not the return address written on it. Inside he finds a bunch of recorded cassette tapes from Hannah Baker – the Hannah Baker who committed suicide only two weeks earlier. On the cassette tapes Hannah explains there are thirteens reasons why she killed herself – Clay is one of them.

It is really difficult for me to find the right words to express my feelings. On the one hand, the story didn’t completely blow away my mind as I hoped it would, but on the other hand it is still a great book with such a strong and important message for all of us. Continue reading “Thirteen Reasons Why – Review”

March Recap

Hey book lovers,
It’s time for our monthly recap. Since we have been fairly busy in March (high-five for being responsible adults!), our list of reviews is shorter than usual. We’ll try to get back on track in April. Here is our list for you to catch up:

We have some special blog posts for you in the coming month, so keep an eye on your blog news feed.

And here is our TBR and possible review list for April:
Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre, The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine, Paper Princess by Erin Watt, Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger, Confess by Colleen Hoover, Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher and The Letter to your Last Lover by Jojo Moyes.

Lots of bookish love,
Ashley & Sabrina