SHADOW AND BONE BY LEIGH BARDUGO

(Danish translation below // dansk oversættelse nedenunder)

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Shadow and Bone is about Alina discovering she has this special power that basically means she’s destined to save the world. She gets taken away from everything she knows (including her best friend/crush Mal) to train her powers.

I’ve read and loved (!) the Six of Crows-duology, and this book just didn’t live up to those book at all. Like that is a whole other league.

Shadow and Bone is extremely fast paced and you have fun and enjoy reading it. The pages are flying by, and if I had owned all the books I probably would have marathoned the whole trilogy. Continue reading

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ILLUMINAE | OVERHYPED, DNF REVIEW

Processed with VSCO with a4 preset‘Illuminae’ by Jay Kristoff and Amy Kaufman, published by Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2015, no rating – thanks to the publisher Politken for giving me the Danish edition of this book!

Illuminae is a very popular and hyped book with a 4.32 rating on Goodreads. I can both completely understand why and then again not at all. I ended up DNF’ing it after I reached page 232. Continue reading

HIDDEN FIGURES MOVIE REVIEW

In January (I’m very late, I know) my friend and I went to see Hidden Figures early. I was invited by HarperCollins Nordic DK and I obviously asked my best friend to join me. It was pretty early, but we were very excited to watch it. We got a great introduction, which also made us very excited about the book behind the movie.

Hidden Figures follows the story of the three mathematicians Mary, Katherine and Dorothy. They are all black women who worked as ‘computers’ at NASA. The movie takes place during the space race, and the three women did the math behind the spaceships. They weren’t given any credit for the work they did, but the book by Margot Lee Shetterly shed light on their work. The book itself is nonfiction while the movie deviates a bit. Continue reading

MORE HAPPY THAN NOT

(Danish translation below // dansk oversættelse nedenunder)

more-happy-than-not.jpg‘More Happy Than Not’ by Adam Silvera, published by Soho Teen, 2015, 4/5 stars – thanks to the publisher Gyldendal for giving me the Danish edition of this book! You can buy it here.

Before you read this review, know that this book contains trigger warnings against: depression, suicide and abuse

More Happy than Not was a lot harder to read than I had expected. The book starts out entertaining and all cutesy. At some point you (really meaning me) might be fooled to think this is just another light contemporary teenage book, but that is so far from what this really is. Continue reading

SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA

(Danish version bellow // dansk version nedenunder)

simon vs.JPG‘Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda’ by Becky Albertalli, published by Balzer + Bray, 2015, 4/5 stars – thanks to the publisher Høst og Søn for giving me the Danish edition of this book! You can buy it here.

Simon is in the closet and in love with a guy on the internet. He has amazing friends, and a great family, but he feels really nervous about telling them he’s gay. Besides coming out as homosexual, is this book also about friendship, family, first love and about finding and accepting yourself (your sexuality but also in general). Continue reading

EVERYTHING EVERYTHING BY NICOLA YOON

(Danish translation below // dansk oversættelse nedenunder)

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‘Everything Everything’ by Nicola Yoon, published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2015, 3/5 stars – thanks to the publisher Carlsen for giving me the Danish edition of this book! You can buy it here.

Everything Everything follows Maddie, who suffers from an incurable disease which means she’s basically allergic to the world. She can’t leave her house and lives there alone with her mom. One day a new family next door moves in, including a boy called Olly. They slowly start to contact each other and Maddie experiences her first relationship with a person her age. Continue reading

I’VE GOT MY PERIOD. SO WHAT?

(Danish edition below // dansk version nedenunder)skaermbillede-2017-01-02-kl-18-53-15I’ve Got My Period. So What?’ by Clara Henry (org. title, ‘Ja, jag har mens hur så?’), published by Skyhorse Publishing August 1, 2017, 4/5 stars – thanks to the publisher Gyldendal for giving me the Danish edition of this book! You can buy it here.

This book really got me thinking. I have lately been very aware of the feminist issues in our society, and this book really touched and inspired me.

Clara Henry talked about everything I wanted her to. She talked about the scientific explanations behind the actual period, cramps and PMS. She also talked about the practicalities like wearing a pad or putting up a tampon, where she included a lot of her own stories and experiences. She was overall good at talking about it in an open and freely manner, which everyone really are supposed to talk about it. She also focused a lot on the tabu it is in our society, and tips to help us all break that. I recently made a blog post about it including periods in books (link), and I am ready to keep fighting for this issue in my daily life as well. Continue reading

UNDERRATED BOOK: THE LUCKY HAT MINE BY J. V. L. Bell

Skærmbillede 2016-12-31 kl. 19.17.13.png“The Lucky Hat Mine” by J. V. L. Bell, published by Hansen Publishing Group in 2016, 4.5/5 stars– thanks to the author for providing me with an audiobook of this – you can buy it here.

The Lucky Hat Mine is a light historical mystery set in the Colorado territory in 1863. If you aren’t sold by that description alone I honestly don’t know what’s wong with you. Like that sounds so awesome. But if you aren’t yet, don’t worry. This book has so much more to offer than that. Continue reading

NÅR MAN FORVEKSLER KÆRLIGHED MED EN SAKS

(Only in Danishb since it is a Danish book)

Skærmbillede 2016-11-27 kl. 19.35.53.png“Når man forveksler kærlighed med en saks” af Tomas Lagermand Lundme, udgivet af Gyldendal i 2016, 3/5 stjerner – tak til forlaget for at sende mig denne bog, køb den her.

Denne bog følger en dreng på 16. Han er flyttet fra sin mor til sin farmor og farfar og bor da bogen begynder i en lejlighed i København med sin kæreste Mads. Han har haft et virkelig svært liv, hvilket har efterladt sine tydelige spor på ham. Continue reading