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I was looking forward to this book for many weeks, and since a few days I have it here in my hands – and can´t wait to read it. And I Darken has a cover I saw on another blog I am friends with and fell right in love with it.
And now, since I have it here for real, it looks even better. Shiny silver and a touch of shiny gold, the mixture of black, white and purple; all that looks just gorgeous. I don´t know the author yet, but I am sure that´ll change soon …
Eat. Nourish. Glow – a non-fiction book I wanted for quite some time. I am not sure if I will review it here on my blog, since I am not sure at all if I will do non-fiction in general on my blog, but I thought this one belongs into this post because I am so happy that I got it.
And yes, I know, I haven´t published any review lately – and I am really sorry for that. And if you like to know why that is, I have no clue. Maybe because Blogger is given me a hard time to create a post with a more than bitchy cursor or the fact, that I want a certain design in my review-posts but don´t know how to achieve that with CSS or this template I use on my blog (which is giving me a hard time, too, since a few weeks).
My bought books
And I Darken by Kiersten White
No one expects a Princess to be brutal.
And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.
Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, Radu feels that he´s made a true friend – and Lada wonders if she´s finally found someone worthy of her passion. But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against – and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.
Eat. Nourish. Glow by Amelia Freer
Nutritional therapist and healthy eating expert Amelia Freer has helped her many celebrity clients, including Sam Smith and James Corden, to dispatch fad diets to the distant past whilst guiding them to a rejuvenated future. Now she can do the same for you.
Amelia Freer brings a fresh and unique voice to the field of holistic health. In this, her first book, she explains her 10 steps and provides over 25 enticing recipes to get you started on your path to optimum wellness.
Amelia guides you gently through her 10 steps: how to detox your store cupboards and restock with alternatives, how to understand the differences between good and bad fats, the dangers of hidden sugar in the food we eat and how to dump the wheat (one of the demons!) from your diet. Her ideas area all backed up by the latest findings in the field of nutrition and neuroscience.
Amelia includes a mouth-watering selection of recipes, from delightful breakfast alternatives, such as Almond, Apricot and Rose Yoghurt, light lunch ideas such as Crunchy Crab Salad and delicious mains such as Monkfish with a Broccoli and Ginger Mash. Wow your friends with the fiendish yet healthy sweet alternatives such as the Salted Caramels.
There is something for everyone in this book and with Amelia guiding you on the path to better health, losing weight and looking great has never been easier.