Review: These Violent Delights (These Violent Delights #1) by Chloe Gong

Back in 2020, the debut novel by Chloe Gong, These Violent Delights got published. Also, this was the first book in a duology. Even before publication, the hype and buzz for this book on social media was huge and real. With my previous experiences when it comes to hypes, I wanted to avoid this one at all costs. However, my curiosity got the better of me as always and I bought myself a copy. Unfortunately, I had a tough time getting through this. I even put it aside to pick it back up later. I finished it, but had a feeling I missed something. I just didn’t know what. Now the Dutch translation got published and that was a good time for me to find out what I might have missed. Spoiler alert: A lot. I’ve increased my rating from 3 stars to….. Well, you’ll see.

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Review: The Things We Leave Unfinished by Rebecca Yarros

Rebecca yarros is one of my autobuy authors. My introduction to her novels was when I picked up the first book in the “Flight & Glory” series (which I still haven’t finished by the way). After that, I’ve read nearly all her books – except some older ones and some installments in series. One of her latest novels is the historical fiction The Things We Leave unfinished and the fact that it’s something different from her New Adult series and her latest adult books sparked my curiosity.

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Review: The Memory Keeper of Kyiv by Erin Litteken

For nearly a year, Ukraine has been troubled. On the 24th of February 2022, Russia invaded the country with as goal to annexate it. Since that day, both countries have been at war. Violence and war unfortunately is not strange to Ukraine. The history of Russia and the countries previously being part of the Sovjet Union knows a lot of oppression and violence. When I heard of the novel The Memory Keeper of Kyiv, I knew I wanted to read it to obtain more knowledge about the history of Ukraine.

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