Saturday, August 30, 2014

Read this summer

Wow time flies! Summer is almost over. I will share the books with you that I have read this summer. Behind the book is my rating.

Before I fall by Lauren Oliver ★★★★
Requiem by Lauren Oliver ★★★ (actually 3,5 stars)
Legend by Marie Lu ★★★★★
The darkest minds by Alexandra Bracken ★★★★★
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green ★★★★★
Angelfall by Susan Ee ★★
Shadow and bone by Leigh bardugo ★★★★★
Switch bitch by Roald Dahl ★★★
The solitude of prime numbers by Paolo Giordano ★★★★
Delirium by Lauren Oliver ★★★★
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver ★★★
The 5th wave by Rick Yancey ★★★★
Severed heads and broken hearts by Robyn Schneider ★★★

I hope you have had a great summer and that you have read amazing books!

Monday, August 18, 2014


In this post I made a list of my favorite quotes from books. I can relate to them and some make me smile. I hope they inspire you to. Which one is your favorite?

 “I eat flowers
because you are what you eat
and I want to be beautiful.”
― C.C. Hunter

''The world is not a wish-granting factory.''
― John Green, The fault in our stars.

“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“Oscar Wilde once said that to live is the rarest thing in the world, because most people just exist, and that’s all. I don’t know if he’s right, but I do know that I spend a long time existing, and now, I intend to live.”
― Robyn Schneider, The Beginning of Everything

“Life is the tragedy,' she said bitterly. 'You know how they categorize Shakespeare's plays, right? If it ends with a wedding, it's a comedy. And if it ends with a funeral, it's a tragedy. So we're all living tragedies, because we all end the same way, and it isn't with a goddamn wedding.”
― Robyn Schneider, The Beginning of Everything

“And I realized that there's a big difference between deciding to leave and knowing where to go.”
― Robyn Schneider, The Beginning of Everything

“That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.”
― Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake

“Love is the most common miracle.”
― John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

“Don't touch any of my weapons without my permission."
"Well, there goes my plan for selling them all on eBay," Clary muttered.
"Selling them on what?"
Clary smiled blandly at him. "A mythical place of great magical power.”
― Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

“Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.”
― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

“Is standing by the window muttering about blood something he does all the time?" asked Simon.
"No," Jace said. "Sometimes he sits on the couch and does it.”
― Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

Robyn Schneider

Jonathan Safran Foer

Saturday, August 16, 2014


I think is the best site to find new books. Just rate books and fill in your favorite genre and you will get lots of book recommendations. You can also find book reviews from others members, which can be very useful. Further you can follow your favorite authors. I really like this site, because it shows exactly the amount of books you have read or want to read. You can participate in quizzes all about books and find inspiring quotes. All in all, the perfect site to meet your next favorite book!
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Review: Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children

Finally, my first review! I have chosen this book, because it's so unique and i have never read anything like this before.

Author: Ransom Riggs
Pages: 352
Published: June 7th 2011 by Quirk
Genre: Fantasy, young adult, horror
Followed by: Hollow city

It's about a boy named Jacob. He has a very good band with his grandfather, who used to tell him stories about children with strange abilities, but when Jacob grows older, he doesn't believe these stories anymore. One day, granddad calls Jacob in total despair. Jacob goes to his house to check if everything is ok. He finds him in the garden, dead. A creepy monster is watching them from the darkness, but it runs away.
Jacob decides to go to Wales, to learn more about his grandfather's past. There he discovers an old orphanage. He goes in and finds a box full with old photos. Then he hearts some strange noises. There are a few kids outside. Jacob follows them, but the kids find out and a girl threatens him in a tunnel. Eventually they take him to the orphanage. And guess what, the date appears to be 3 September 1940 (they have time travelled, isn't that amazing?). The girl, named Emma, brings Jacob to miss Peregrine. She tells Jacob that she has known his granddad and she also tells about the children with unnatural abilities (so apparently they do exist). Together they go on an incredible adventure and discover some creepy things.

What makes this book amazing?

1. There are creepy, old  pictures in the book and they go along so well with the story. The photos make it very realistic, even if it's a high fantasy book.

2. There are monsters in the book that gave me the chills. They look like this.

3. The kids have really unique abilities, such as a girl who is lighter than air, a boy who has many bees in his stomach, a girl with an extra mouth in the back of her head and many more.
4. There are a lot of characters in the book and they are all amazing. Each has a very unique persona and you will love and care about them for ever, even when you have finished the book.  
5. The author uses awesome words, like ymbrine (someone who can change into a bird), a hollow (a scary creature) and a wight (when a hollow eats enough peculiars, it turns into a wight).
6. The layout of the book itself provides an amazing reading experience. It's even fun to just look at the book.
7. Ransoms writing style is very easy: short sentences and simple vocabulary. So it's a quick read.
8. There is some history in it, but it's absolutely not boring.
9. And yes, there is also romance in the book. Although, it's only some kissing. But I liked it, that the book wasn't all about love.  
10. The whole book is a mystery. It's amazing watching everything unravel en become clear to Jacob as well as myself. The story is not predictable, so you will be blown away a couple of times.
11. The ending is a cliffhanger, so you must read the second book in the series, which is as good as the first.
12. This book will be made into a movie, so you can relive the whole story again.
13. This book is very peculiar, but in a good way.
14. And last, it's NOT a children's book. Teens as well as adults will love this book.

Still not convinced? Watch the book trailer here:
If you have any questions about the book, ask me!

Friday, August 15, 2014


I have read a lot of great books so far, but of course i have got some favorites. I made a list of my top 10 favorite books of all time. I am sure that this list will change over time, but I will let you know. The books are in no particular order. They were all AMAZING.

1. All the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling (surprise surprise)
2. The fault in our stars by John Green
3. Miss Peregrines home for peculiar children by Ransom Riggs
4. The lovely bones by Alice Sebold
5. Extremely loud and incredibly close by Jonathan Safran Foer
6. The silver linings playbook by Matthew Quick
7. Shadow and bone by Leigh Bardugo
8. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
9. The mortal instruments by Cassandra Clare
10. The darkest minds by Alexandra Bracken

I will post some comprehensive reviews about these books soon.

My books

First, I want you to meet my books. I don't have many of them, because books are pretty expensive. I usually borrow books at the library. But I just love having my own copies. 


Hello! My name is Esmée and I have an unconventional love for books. I don't just enjoy reading, I also love touching, sniffing and watching books. So I decided to start a blog all about books. Feel free to ask me questions or give me book recommendations or anything else!