heavenlybookish wrap-up | November 2021

Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well! I read four whole books in November. Are y’all proud of me? Because I am definitely proud of myself! As usual, you can find all my English reviews here and all my Dutch reviews here.

Hi iedereen, ik hoop dat het goed gaat met jullie! Ik heb vier hele boeken gelezen in november. Zijn jullie allemaal trots op me? Want ik ben zeker trots op mezelf! Zoals altijd zijn mijn Engelse recensies hier terug te vinden en mijn Nederlandse hier.

books read in November /

boeken gelezen in november

From Blood and Ash (Uit bloed en as) – Jennifer L. Armentrout // ★★★★★

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Synopsis –

A Maiden…
Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy’s life has never been her own. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched. Never to be looked upon. Never to be spoken to. Never to experience pleasure. Waiting for the day of her Ascension, she would rather be with the guards, fighting back the evil that took her family, than preparing to be found worthy by the gods. But the choice has never been hers.

A Duty…
The entire kingdom’s future rests on Poppy’s shoulders, something she’s not even quite sure she wants for herself. Because a Maiden has a heart. And a soul. And longing. And when Hawke, a golden-eyed guard honor bound to ensure her Ascension, enters her life, destiny and duty become tangled with desire and need. He incites her anger, makes her question everything she believes in, and tempts her with the forbidden.

A Kingdom…
Forsaken by the gods and feared by mortals, a fallen kingdom is rising once more, determined to take back what they believe is theirs through violence and vengeance. And as the shadow of those cursed draws closer, the line between what is forbidden and what is right becomes blurred. Poppy is not only on the verge of losing her heart and being found unworthy by the gods, but also her life when every blood-soaked thread that holds her world together begins to unravel. 

Origin of a Hero – Tracey West // ★★★


Synopsis –

She doesn’t need a hero. She is a hero.On a planet called Etheria, two forces battle for control. The Horde, with its skillfully trained soldiers and advanced technology, has one goal: to conquer all of Etheria in the name of Hordak. The other force, the Rebellion, is made up of princesses and has been fighting to maintain harmony and freedom for all of Etheria’s people. Hidden among them all is a hero to be. Her destiny was written by the First Ones a thousand years ago. Now she is about to rise again. Discover the origin of a hero in this first chapter book in the series! This book expands on the plotlines of the first two episodes, giving readers a deeper glimpse into their favorite hero’s backstory.

Kingdom of the Wicked – Kerri Maniscalco // ★★★★

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Synopsis –

Two sisters.
One brutal murder.
A quest for vengeance that will unleash Hell itself…
And an intoxicating romance.

Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family’s renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin…desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find her sister’s killer and to seek vengeance at any cost-even if it means using dark magic that’s been long forbidden.

Then Emilia meets Wrath, one of the Wicked-princes of Hell she has been warned against in tales since she was a child. Wrath claims to be on Emilia’s side, tasked by his master with solving the series of women’s murders on the island. But when it comes to the Wicked, nothing is as it seems… 

Sadie – Courtney Summers // ★★★★½

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Synopsis –

A missing girl on a journey of revenge. A Serial―like podcast following the clues she’s left behind. And an ending you won’t be able to stop talking about.

Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water.

But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie’s entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister’s killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him.

When West McCray―a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America―overhears Sadie’s story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie’s journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it’s too late.

audiobooks listened to in November /

audioboeken beluisterd november


my favorite read of the month /

mijn favoriet boek van de maand

Definitely From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout. It’s so good, and I don’t know why I didn’t read it sooner. Read my review here.

Sowieso Uit bloed en as van Jennifer L. Armentrout. Het is zo’n goed boek en ik weet niet waarom ik het niet vroeger heb gelezen. Lees mijn recensie hier.

what I am planning on reading in December /

wat ik van plan ben om te lezen in december

Believe Me – Tahereh Mafi // ebook
Lore – Alexandra Bracken // Dutch hardback
The City of Brass – S.A. Chakraborty // Dutch hardback
An Ember in the Ashes – Sabaa Tahir // audiobook
Jade Fire Gold – June CL Tan // ebook (eArc)

Did you read some interesting books this month? If so, which one was your favourite? Let me know in the comments.

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