Legacy Lost (Of Poseidon 0.5) REVIEW

By: Anna Banks

He is a mer-prince, she is the mermaid princess that his family orders him to marry so that their kingdoms unite. Grom dreads this arrangement, until he meets Nalia — both beautiful and smart, she's everything he ever wanted. But just when their connection grows deeper, tragedy strikes. 

i have had my eyes on Of Poseidon for a good while now, but never really dared to start with it. but then i found this and fell in love. im going to start with Of Poseidon after i have finished Finale and Divergent, can't wait!!

Legacy Lost (Of Poseidon, #0.5)
xoxo Lihini

My Soul to Lose (Soul Screamers 0.5) REVIEW

By: Rachel Vincent

It was supposed to be a fun day, shopping at the mall with her best friend. Then the panic attack started and Kaylee Cavanaugh finds herself screaming, unable to stop. Her secret fears are exposed and it's the worst day of her life.

Until she wakes up in the psychiatric unit.

She tries to convince everyone she's fine--despite the shadows she sees forming around another patient and the urge to scream which comes burbling up again and again. Everyone thinks she's crazy. Everyone except Lydia, that is. Another patient with some special abilities....

i had my doubts about this book series,  the story seemed a bit dull, and i thought this was going to be one of these depressive fantasy books but no. after reading this pre book im now very excited about soul screamers #1. 
My Soul to Lose (Soul Screamers, #0.5)
xoxo Lihini

Divine Beginnings (Partholon 0.5) REVIEW

By: P.C. Cast

Go back in time, fifty years before the events of New York Times bestselling author P.C. Cast's Partholon books...

Something isn't right at Guardian Castle, and Aine can't figure out what. As Healer, she's supposed to be making things better, but there's a darkness that can't be brightened. And then Aine finds an injured Fomorian--winged, dark, blood-thirsty and inherently evil. Or is he? Because there's something about Tegan that Aine can't resist...and once they've shared blood, Aine realizes that everything she's always believed is going to be cast aside....

shockingly, i kind of liked this one. after P.C. Cast's serie house of night... no. i did not plan on reading another book by her, but i did, and im kind of glad i did, and you should do it as well if you are unsure about her like me.
Divine Beginnings (Partholon, #0.5)
xoxo Lihini


this is so not happening

I. I might succeed with my goal. I'ts so surreal, i still can't believe this.. i have finished TWO short books today, and i am so proud of myself. i have one book left, and im done. im going to start with that book tomorrow and all three reviews will be uploaded tomorrow.

I wan't to thank all my friends for pushing me, and my mother and her cousin who was super proud of how far i had come and how many books i had read.
the people who told me that 47 books is a good number was the ones that made me determined to finish my goal. and of course im a very stubborn kid. that's my nature. ;)

xoxo Lihini


importance in goals.

every year people set up new year goals. usually things like:
"im going to lose x kg this year"
"im becoming more healthy this year"
"i will find a job this year"
"im going to get good grades this year" etc.
I had one simple goal.
my goal was to read 50 books this year
thats like 1 book per week.
i have three books left.
in three day.
i am so angry with myself because i know i won't be able to make it. I failed myself.
but you know what? every failure makes me wan't to fight even harder next time. thats why im going to increase my goal number to net year, but more about that next year!
 simple adviceQuotelove to laugh...
xoxo Lihini


mini mini mini book haul!

look what i got today at my not-so-local bookstore, took me 1 ½ hour to find these goodies but it was so worth the time

xoxo Lihini


the perks of being a wallflower

just watched the movie.
So beautiful, yet so sad, yet so delicate.
here are two quotes that i really liked

"we can't choose where we come from but we can choose where we go from there"

xoxo Lihini

True love - a real thing?

and this leads me to my next topic
does true love really exist?
and if so, what is really the definition of true love?
will i feel it, will i know that im feeling it, and why oh why do i keep telling myself that there is no such a thing as true love?
I just finished Opal as you might know, and their love story... words cannot describe how touched i was by it. they had their up's and down's but at the end of the day they still loves each other.
here in Sweden more people get divorced than married. what does that say about true love?
are the authors painting up a dreamworld where they wish to live because IRL we have forgotten the true meaning of love and how to love?
My mum told me something yesterday that made me terrified.
I have never told her that i love her because they are three scary words to be really honest with you. every time i open up to someone they disappear out of my life. every time i make contact with a new person I always wait for the friendship to break. because nothing can last forever right?
she asked me "Lihini, why can't you just say the words, they are just three words, so easy to say"
and that scared the living hell out of me.
Is that what people think these day? that "i love you" are three simple words, easy to throw around? how do we then tell someone what we really feel for them to understand if all the loaded phrases are becoming just phrases? like, "would you like to order something?" A flat sentence.
if we keep going down this frightening cliff we will not end up in a good place.
because if the meaning of love was being forgotten
would we have our humanity left?

its 1am over here but i needed this out of my system, going to sleep now, good night!

xoxo Lihini

note to self:

note to my self. when i get a boyfriend that i plan on keeping, i have to stop read books.
now, before you go ape on me here me out.
I like guys, funny guys, they make me happy.
But books... they make wan't more than funny. they make me want dangerous.
they make me want adventurous.
they make me wan't the hottest guy on this planet.
they make me want a supernatural creator
they make me want something that is not even real.
and i'ts one thing just to like the book characters, but you should NOT make a book/books decide how your future bf/gf should be like. because whether we want to realize it or not (i don't in fact) books are just books. characters that you most definitely will not meet, unless you are reading a true story or a biography.
there is a fine line. a line i tend to step over when i read about a too good character.

xoxo Lihini


im calm i promise

i have calmed down.
that was like..
.. a PMS outburst.

do you guys read teasers? i never read teasers or chapters the authors more than willingly post on their FB/Twitter/blog. i like to start with a book with a blank mind. of course there are expectations in some cases, but i don't let them get heightened  by a teaser chapter, or the opposite.
anyway, Merry Hanukkah and Mery Christmas for thos of you celebrating today!

going to take a shower now and get ready for a night out.

im wearing this
xoxo Lihini

Opal (a lux novel #3) REVIEW


By: Jennifer L. Armentrout

No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger... and they know it.

I. I have to get this out of my system. my hands are shaking. i have forgotten how to breath right. my heart feels heavy, and my eyes are swollen from my tears. I think my whole body is shaking, and my lunch will probably come right back up again. i think im going to start cry again.
*pull yourself together Lihini*
This book. Man this book, i don't even know how to describe it. it all feel's to surreal. perfect.
no not perfect. beyond perfect. extraordinary perfect. every. little. detail. man im going to start balling again.
Jennifer is one mean mean MEAN lady, how could she do that!? IM FURIOUS and I want revenge. no. just rewrite the book. and that cliffhanger, it's KILLING me, WHY!?!?!?!? I love Kat, she is one real character. she feels real. not like a character. like a real person. they all do. and Deamon and her love, it is mindblowing. makes me believe in true love all over again. when faith was down I think about Kat. how she handles everything. finished the book in 9 hours maybe, 9 roller coaster hours.
okey I'm done.
Thank you Jennfer. for writing this awesome book but at the same time. i detest you for that cliffhanger and that ending. worlds worst ending.


Opal (Lux, #3)
(so not the Kat in my mind)
xoxo Lihini


Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas y'all!
here in Sweden we celebrate christmas on christmas eve if you were wondering ;)
however, i celebrated christmas yesterday with my family, so today we are eating some leftovers from yesterdays christmas food, watching some traditional tv shows, and just having a good time. right now im watching Home Alone. i hope you all have a wonderful christmas out there with a lot of joy and fun company.
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-As Always...
xoxo Lihini


Shadows (a lux novel #0.5) REVIEW

By: Jennifer L. Armentrout

The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life form on Earth, human girls are…well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane.

Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable.

Bethany can’t deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren’t a complication she wants, she can’t stay away from him. Still, whenever they lock eyes, she’s drawn in.

Captivated. Lured. Loved.

Dawson is keeping a secret that will change her existence...and put her life in jeopardy. But even he can’t stop risking everything for one human girl. Or from a fate that is as unavoidable as love itself.

im going to hit myself in the head for the rest of my life for not reading this book BEFORE I started with book #1 in the series. for real. i loved this book, when it comes to this book series Jennifer never stops disappointing me. this book.. man, i fell in love with Dawson and Bethany, such sweet characters! im going to start with book 3 now right away, since i have already read book 1 & 2. 
READ it and LOVE it lovely reader!
Shadows (Lux, #0.5)
xoxo Lihini

Other Side of Forever REVIEW

By: Shannon Eckrich

Allie is a normal girl on the outside, but on the inside she carries a dark secret. she have telekinetic powers. one day she meets Ethan, who turns her whole world upside down. Ethan has powers like hers and some more. but will their love be able to survive when there are people lurking around the bushes to tear it apart?

this book was OK.
It wasn't the worst book i've ever read exactly, but not the best either. i think the story was a bit.. unreal. even for a fantasy book. the book reminded me a lot about twiligt, by which i mean the love story.
I think the book could have been better constructed, because the book really had a good base, that could have been developed. anyway, I think the author has a bright future ahead of herself, with some more story telling practice.
Other Side of Forever
xoxo Lihini


Currently Reading Shadows by Jennifer L.
my review on my latest read book will be uploaded in 10 hours,good night!


Richelle Mead wrote back to me!

I love writing to authors, because they always answer you back. something celebrities with the same amount of fans would never do.
But someone like Richelle Mead? never saw that one come.

xoxo Lihini



It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. In King City, the young King Nash is clinging to the throne, while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. War is coming. And the mountains and forest are filled with spies and thieves. This is where Fire lives, a girl whose beauty is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her.

Okay, where do I begin? Maybe with the previous book. I loved Graceling. It was a fantastic fantasy book. Love combined with strong characters and tension.  

But the second book was a disappointment. The main character was annoying, and that's never good. 
Fire is way too much like Katsa, but less interesting, more whiny, and more, well, slutty. The book is basically built on "friends with benefits". Fire sleeps with a guy she doesn't even like, plus she knows that he is a  whore-monger. And then we have her dad, who says that he would never give after to the lust he feels for to his daughter because he loves her to much. What? Who says such thing?

And then we have the eternal subject through the whole book : Fire's period! I swear it's brought up in every single chapter! Who wants to read about that? Well, not me. Every time she has her period everything is so freaking circumstantial! Monsters is running after her and she complains over everything the period is bringing. 

This persistent talk about sex and periods has absolutely NOTHING to do with the story. 

Did you think there could be any worse? Let me answer, it can. 
Because, as I said, the first book was really good. And the only reason I read the second book was because I wanted to know how it went with the characters in the first book. Because the end in that book brought many tears into my eyes. But does she write anything about them? No of course not! She writes a book about some whiny little slut! (excuse me for my language). She did't even mentioned the other characters a single time. 

I don't know what it is with every second book in series. They are almost always crappy.

Sorry for my rage-post this time.. But I felt the urge to get this emotions written out. I read Fire this summer but I still remember how bad it was and I have held this emotions inside of me for months! Thanks for reading, promise I will write a review about a good book next time!

// linnea 


A Royal Affair

A royal affair is the true story of an ordinary man who wins the queen's heart and starts a revolution. Centering on the intriguing love triangle between the ever more insane Danish King Christian VII, The royal physician who is a man of enlightenment and idealism Struensee and the young but strong Queen Caroline Mathilda, A royal affair is the gripping tale of brave idealists who risk everything in their pursuit of freedom for their people. 

Saw this movie some days ago. It had just everything a drama movie needs. The love, the jealousy, the sorrow, the passion and everything else that could be needed. I was completely taken by the story. 
  Alicia Vikander and Mads Mickelsen was stunningly perfect in their roles. They are a beautiful couple but it's the king Christian who loads the movie with tension.

The movie is build on a book wich is build on reality. I really like that, the reality in the movie makes the movie even better. Every scene in the movie is therefore more intense. Because you always have the feeling in the back of the head that everything has really happened.

 I really recommend you all to see this movie. It's one of the best drama movies I have ever seen. I usually don't like drama. It's usually cheesy but this wasn't. So, se it!


Adrian Ivashkov?

the world wide famous series "Vampire Academy" have a character named Adrian. I'm, totally obsessed with Adrian, he is my fictional soulmate, i mean, come on, the way she describes him... My friends and I always ALWAYS argue about this, they don't know what i see in him, being the drunk addict that he is, but there is just something with Adrian that makes my heart melt, something deep inside him yet to be discovered..
So Richelle Mead is making these book teaser's and the guy that plays Adrian is so ugly  so not Adrian Material!!
i just found THE PERFECT Adrian the other day, just looook at him! he is THE Adrian, right age, right features, just.. right

this is the Adrian from the teasers with Sydney

no. no no no. not even Sydney looks like that in my head.
xoxo Lihini


snö everydag

Finally i'm donde studying for the weekend. Now i'm going to eat food and then dance some zumba! Wehey!
Pictures of my new made snow lanterns will be uploaded later this evening. Made them yesterday but they slumped together during the night.. Sad. So I will have to rebuild them again tonight!

third advent

third advent..
spent this morning with my two cousins, we ate some breakfast and lit the third advent candle! love candle's.. now I'm eating gingerbread, seriously, i eat about 10 - 15 cookies a day, they are just sooo good, and my grand mother game me a new box of cookies yesterday and my sister game me a gingerbread dough so i have enough for this year!

after I finish my studies for today i will dig in to the latest episode of the Vampire Diaries and then read some!
Stay warm and safe!

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xoxo Lihini

study study study and study some more..

gaah i have 3 test's coming up this week and assigments to turn in, AND  a school show to pratice for.. Im doing my best blogging but, you will have to be patient with me.

<- no thanks
xoxo Lihini


Monstrous Beauty REVIEW

by: Elizabeth Fama
Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist. When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences.

Almost one hundred forty years later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger named Ezra and feels overwhelmingly, inexplicably drawn to him. For generations, love has resulted in death for the women in her family. Is it an undiagnosed genetic defect . . . or a curse? With Ezra’s help, Hester investigates her family’s strange, sad history. The answers she seeks are waiting in the graveyard, the crypt, and at the bottom of the ocean—but powerful forces will do anything to keep her from uncovering her connection to Syrenka and to the tragedy of so long ago.

where do i begin?
in the first 10 pages i met a mermaid, she told a dude she had been stalking him for a while and that she loved him. they fell in love there on the spot or something, wanted to have.. some fun in the water, she killed him. ten. first. pages.  no. no no no. and then all of a sudden the book was from another girls POV in a different time era, she was in high school the first second, just to get married on the next chapter. just. like. that. no. not my cup of tea.
Monstrous Beauty
xoxo Lihini


Teatime with Lihini

remember i promised you guys another interview in a couple of weeks? well here It is! I interviewed on of my crazy classmates, she is so funny and cute, Im not even sure you can get mad at her, i mean, who can get mad at a girl named Julia who always talk's about poop?

L: hello Julia how are you doing?

J: Hi Lihini ! i'm fine thanks for asking 

L: you seem to be in a good mood, someone special who made you this happy today?

J:haha, you of course !  no but this morning i got a new chinchilla baby so i'm very happy for that 

L: oh the rat with huge ears, i see...
Just kidding, im happy for you and your new baby
so, have you been reading something lately?

J: the latest book a red was horrible, a swedish book called " finns inte på kartan"

L: horrible you say, why so?

J: nothing happened, the headcharacter was so depressed and it was just boring

L: i hate when that happens, It's like reading about sleeping characters, they don't to anything...

J: yeah exactly! so annoying

L:I know that you are very picky when it comes to choosing books, why do you think you are so picky?

J: yes that's true, i have really bad patient when it comes to book and other things in life, i don't know why i guess i was born that way hehe , but if the book i good i can't wait til i get home from school to read !

L:that's a bittersweet feeling, because if i have a good book waiting for me at home I don't socialize with my friends at school i just think about the book.. do you recognize yourself in that?

J: no actually not, i'm not really a bookfanatic i like talking not reading 

L: that's right, i forgot hehe
have you read a good book this year yet? 

J: yeah one ! it's called "the circle"

L: I loved it too! why did you like it so much?

J: Before i thought i just liked love books but i had heard a lot of this fantasy book so i gave it a shot, and then i realised i absolutley loved it ! and now fantasy books is the best

L: fantasy books are the best haha. but if you find a good book, how do you get the time to read the book, since i know that you are pretty serious about school, and with your football and horse riding going on?

J: that's one of the reasons til why i'm not a bookfanatic, I don't have the time, But like when i'm going to bed it can be nice to have a book

L:i see. now my last question, would you rather read one super duper great book for the rest of the life or different half bad books for the rest of your life?

J: a super great i guess ? why would i want to read a half bad book for the rest of my life ? 

L: no, you would be able to read DIFFERENT half bad books, not the same 

J: aha haha still a super great i think 

L: okey then! would you like to add something more to this interview? something you forgot to tell us, what you ate for lunch (chicken) how your spanish test went, secret crush?

J: hahahahahahahaha lihini ! no nothing to add 

L: hey you never know! anyway, thank you for taking your time answering my questions and i will see you tomorrow at school!

J: yeeeeees

xoxo Lihini