Just One Night - Gayle Forman

20 March 2015

Pages: 40 pages
Edition: Ebook
Language: English
Publisher: Viking Children’s Books
Source: Gifted
Started: 5th of September, 2014
Finished: 5th of September, 2014

After spending one life-changing day in Paris with laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter, sheltered American good girl Allyson “Lulu” Healey discovered her new lover had disappeared without a trace. Just One Day followed Allyson’s quest to reunite with Willem; Just One Year chronicled the pair’s year apart from Willem’s perspective. Now, back together at last, this delectable e-novella reveals the couple’s final chapter.

I'm BACK! Kinda.

13 March 2015


You might wonder, what has been happening on Sandra's World of Books. Let me just help you out there. As I have posted before, I have been going back to school and this has limited my reading time immensely. In just 8 weeks time, I will be having my final exams and I will graduate with this particular High School Diploma. After that, just another year of pain and torture and then I will be able to finally study in University. For those of you that are interested in what I plan to do, I will end up studying Russian in either the University of Leiden, Netherlands or the University of Groningen, Netherlands.

I have read books and I'm slowly coming around to reviewing those, but don't expect me to be fully active just yet. I need to finish my design for this blog and some things have not been fully working yet. As in, I don't have a rating system yet, so I'm redesigning all my blog posts, removing those that are not necessary or no fun, and rewriting and making the layout better for the reviews that I have written in the past. This takes a bunch of time, so most of the reviews are not up yet, plus the design might switch a bit and such and such. But that won't be noticeable.

Brooklyn Girls - Gemma Burgess

17 September 2014

Pages: 292 pages
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
Publisher: Quercus UK
Source: Won
Started: 5th of January, 2014
Finished: 5th of August, 2014

Pia is living the dream: fresh out of college and sharing a house in Brooklyn with her best friends. So why is everything so complicated?

A drunken indiscretion has led to the loss of her boring office job, while her love life is a dizzy mess of accidental hook-ups and heartbreak...

Her parents don't trust her and, if she doesn't sort her life out soon, they're going to make her move back in with them...

But all that's nothing compared to the kind of trouble she's about to face.

At least she can rely on her friends - Coco, Angie, Julia and Madeleine. But how much can she really expect them to put up with?

Dear John - Nicholas Sparks

10 September 2014

Pages: 276 pages
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
Publisher: Warner Books
Source: Purchased
Started: 7th of August, 2014
Finished: 8th of August, 2014
An angry rebel, John dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life--until he meets the girl of his dreams, Savannah. Their mutual attraction quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah waiting for John to finish his tour of duty, and John wanting to settle down with the woman who has captured his heart.

But 9/11 changes everything. John feels it is his duty to re-enlist. And sadly, the long separation finds Savannah falling in love with someone else.

Dear John, the letter read... and with those two words, a heart was broken and two lives were changed forever. Returning home, John must come to grips with the fact that Savannah, now married, is still his true love—and face the hardest decision of his life.

Knife Edge - Malorie Blackman

03 September 2014

Pages: 368 pages
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
Publisher: Doubleday's Children
Source: Purchased
Series: Noughts and Crosses #2
Started: 6th of August, 2014
Finished: 7th of August, 2014


Sephy is a Cross, one of the privileged in a society where the ruling Crosses treat the pale-skinned noughts as inferiors. But her baby daughter has a nought father . . . Jude is a Nought. Eaten up with bitterness, he blames Sephy for the terrible losses his family has suffered . . . Now Jude's life rests on a knife edge. Will Sephy be forced, once again, to take sides? A razor-sharp and intensely moving novel, the second in the "Noughts & Crosses" sequence.

Adorkable - Sara Manning

23 August 2014

Pages: 387 pages
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
Publisher: Atom Books
Source: Bought
Started: 2nd of August, 2014
Finished: 3rd of August, 2014

Welcome to the dorkside. It's going to be a bumpy ride...

Jeane Smith's a blogger, a dreamer, a dare-to-dreamer, a jumble sale queen, CEO of her own lifestyle brand and has half a million followers on twitter.

Michael Lee's a star of school, stage and playing field. A golden boy in a Jack Wills hoodie.

They have nothing in common but a pair of cheating exes. So why can't they stop snogging?

Geek Girl - Holly Smale

13 August 2014

Pages: 378 pages
Edition: Hardcover
Language: Dutch
Publisher: HarperCollins
Source: Library
Series: Geek Girl #1
Started: 29th of July, 2014
Finished: 30th of July, 2014

Harriet Manners knows a lot of things.

She knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear, a "jiffy" lasts 1/100th of a second, and the average person laughs 15 times per day. What she isn't quite so sure about is why nobody at school seems to like her very much. So when she's spotted by a top model agent, Harriet grabs the chance to reinvent herself. Even if it means stealing her Best Friend's dream, incurring the wrath of her arch enemy Alexa, and repeatedly humiliating herself in front of the impossibly handsome supermodel Nick. Even if it means lying to the people she loves.

As Harriet veers from one couture disaster to the next with the help of her overly enthusiastic father and her uber-geeky stalker, Toby, she begins to realise that the world of fashion doesn't seem to like her any more than the real world did.

And as her old life starts to fall apart, the question is: will Harriet be able to transform herself before she ruins everything?

Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell

10 August 2014

Pages: 336 pages
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Source: Gifted
Started: 30th of June, 2014
Finished: 4th of July, 2014

Two misfits. One extraordinary love.

Eleanor... Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough...Eleanor.

Park... He knows she'll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There's a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises...Park. Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.