Nyx Book Reviews

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CelineThank you for stopping by at my blog!

My name is Celine and I am the one and only mastermind behind Nyx Book Reviews. I am a twenty-one year old Cultural History student at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Other than reading and reviewing I love to travel, buy books, play video games, watch TV and get together with friends.

I’ve been blogging here for over five years now, and I’m not planning on stopping any time soon. Nyx Book Reviews started when one day I was jealously eyeing all those pretty websites of my Goodreads buddies, until I discovered I could have my own as well. After a few unsuccessful days of naming my blog Celine’s Updates I searched for a mysterious but easy to remember name. The Greek goddess of the Night Nyx came up and Nyx Book Reviews was born.

Feel free to leave a comment on my blog or email me or send me a message on Twitter. I love to talk and make new bookish friends!

To find out more about me, you might enjoy these posts: find out how I deal with tough bookish problems, a rather personal take on gender conventions in fiction, how I feel about having been a blogger for such a long time, or take a browse through all the reviews I’ve written.

  • AvantiCiera

    I love the name of your blog. Every time I hear it I think of the House of Night series

    • http://www.nyxbookreviews.com/ Celine

      Thank you! (: Ha, I really have to continue reading that series soon

  • http://yasminselenabutt.wordpress.com/ Yasmin Selena Butt

    I am so impressed at your blog! x

    • http://www.nyxbookreviews.com/ Celine

      Aw, thank you Yasmin! x

  • Joana V.

    Hi Celine! I have nominated you for a Liebster Award! You can find my post here: http://joanaintheskywithbooks.blogspot.pt/2013/09/liebster-award-nomination.html I hope you accept it 🙂

  • http://wensend.com/ Wendy @ Wensend.com

    Hi! I just came across your blog via Ciska (Ciska’s Book Chest). Nice to see another Dutchie in the bookblogosphere 😉

    • http://www.nyxbookreviews.com/ Celine

      So nice to meet you Wendy! Thanks a lot for stopping by, I always love meeting other Dutch bloggers (:

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  • 1608johnJohn Michael Cummings

    Dear Celine,

    Will you please consider reviewing my new novel DON’T FORGET ME, BRO, to be published later this year by Stephen F. Austin State University Press (Texas Book Consortium)?

    DON’T FORGET ME, BRO deals with themes of childhood abuse, mental illness, and alienated families. (See synopsis below.)

    My award-winning debut novel THE NIGHT I FREED JOHN BROWN (Philomel Books, Penguin Group, 2009) won The Paterson Prize for Books for Young Readers (Grades 7-12) and was one of ten books recommended by USA TODAY. For more info: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/john-michael-cummings/the-night-i-freed-john-brown/

    In addition I’ve published a collection of short stories, UGLY TO START WITH (West Virginia University Press) Here’s a link to some information about my collection: http://www.amazon.com/Ugly-Start-With-Michael-Cummings/dp/193597808X

    My short stories have appeared in more than seventy-five literary journals, including The Iowa Review, North American Review, The Kenyon Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Chattahoochee Review. Twice I have been nominated for The Pushcart Prize. My short story “The Scratchboard Project” received an honorable mention in The Best American Short Stories 2007.

    I look forward to hearing back from you.
    My email is johnmcummings@aol.com

    Thank you very much.


    John Michael Cummings

    P.S. Could you kindly give me a reply back to let me know you received this email?

    Synopsis of DON’T FORGET ME, BRO

    DON’T FORGET ME, BRO deals with themes of childhood abuse, mental illness, and alienated families. The book opens with the main character, forty-two-year-old Mark Barr, who has returned home from New York to West Virginia after eleven years for his older brother Steve’s funeral. Steve, having died of a heart attack at forty-five, was mentally ill most of his adult life, though Mark has always questioned what was “mentally ill” and what was the result of their father’s verbal and physical abuse during their childhood.

    The book unfolds into an odyssey for Mark to discover love for his brother posthumously in a loveless family.

    DON’T FORGET ME, BRO is a portrait of an oldest brother’s supposed mental illness and unfulfilled life, as well as a redeeming tale of a youngest brother’s alienation from his family and his guilt for abandoning them.

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  • Shaymon

    I just read your review on The First Blade. And I just wanted to tell you that each book gets even better than the previous one, with book 3 being the best by far. I would highly recommend fitting these two books into your 2015 reading list.

    • http://www.nyxbookreviews.com/ Celine

      I’m really hoping to get to these books soon! My reading is pretty eclectic though, so I’ll read it whenever the mood strikes. Thanks for stopping by, Shaymon!