2017: Also genaugenommen habe ich nicht das Buch gelesen, sondern mir das Hörbuch zu Gemüte geführt. Ich stand schon öfter vor dem Buch, habe es aber nie gekauft. Als es letzten Monat als Hörbuch bei Hugendubel im Angebot war, konnte ich nicht widerstehen.
Ich finde den Stil sehr gut, ebenso wie die Zeit in der es spielt, ich habe nämlich einen heimlichen Fabel für die 20er Jahre.
Was ich ein wenig ungeschickt fand, waren die vielen verschiedenen Personen aus deren Sicht immer wieder geschrieben wurde zwischendurch, das war doch recht verwirrend. Man kam zwar mit, musste aber wirklich gut aufpassen um nicht den Faden zu verlieren.
Die Storyline fand ich unglaublich gut. Natürlich hat man schon über Übernatürliches gelesen, aber nicht so. Ich liebe die Welt in der Evie lebt und sich bewegt, ebenso wie die scheinbar nie endenden Geheimnisse.
Ich bin sehr gespannt auf den nächsten Teil und habe ihn auch schon in meine TBR-List gepackt für dieses Jahr.
2019 Edit: I really liked this story the first time around, like two years ago. Back than I found it frustrating that we had so many POV’s. Today I loved it. It makes the story whole. Evie goes through a change that suits her well. And I loved all her friends and different aspects of life in the 1920‘s.
On to book two.
This year I wanted to do something different, with that in mind I decided to challenge myself to read 10 books. I’ve liked reading but never seem to finish my books. A friend of mine recommend me this one, even tho it was in the longer side for me 600pgs I decided to go through with it. Happy to have finished my first book. If you like to know more about it here’s a short review with negligible amount of spoilers. .
*The Name of the Wind Review*
Going in blindly without expectations this book was quite enjoyable. There is just something interesting to it that is a story that is being told, I think this made it easier to follow. Character where interesting enough to keep the story going and seeing Kvothe go through it’s struggles made a sort of attachment grow. From seeing him get beat up and homeless to defeating a “dragon” was quite amusing, and enjoyable. Having the audio book was quite nice, it literally fell like someone was telling me the story and I wonder if that helped me enjoy it more. Have to same major props to the reader with the voice acting. At times it was a bit draggy and repetitive, the author had already stablished that Kvothe was the best but kept on repeating thing when something was happening. I would like to know more of some characters but maybe that’ll be in the second book. If you’re Into fantasy I would highly recommend, even if you’re trying to give the genre a try. Overall I had a pleasant experience would rate 8.6/10. I’ll probably come around to the second book sometime.
Capturing the devil - Kerri Maniscalco
This book was everything I wanted of the final and so much more! It was truly a roller coaster ride of emotions. Seeing Audrey go through such an amazing discovery of herself, her feelings, her taughts, her attitude, was very interesting and so honest. I wish there were a spin-off series about Thomas’s sister and the person she loves. It would be a blessing and I bet very interesting.
All the Charakters in this story went trough a Typ of transformation and it was so good.
I’m still here. My personal life and work is a bit busy at the moment, plus hayfever being very annoying... So... ‘book’ number four? I found another short story by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, and decided to just read it. This one has an absurd title: Gaslighted: Slappy The Ventriloquist Dummy versus Aloysius Pendergast. This was a face off between Preston and Child, and the famous R. L. Stine, the writer of the Goosebumps books. I honestly LOVED it, even more than Extraction, the previous short story I read. This is one of those psychologically scary stories, that make you doubt everything you know (for instance for me about the entire Pendergast series). Why I only gave it four stars? One: it’s 26 pages... that’s like half an hour of reading. I know it’s a short story, but 26 pages is basically one chapter. Two: to me, this is not canon. Extraction was canon, it actually made a few things more clear in the other books in the series. This felt more like a spin off, it had nothing to do with the Pendergast series, other than using some important characters. Again, I loved this, it’s definitely a bit spooky, I enjoyed reading it, getting so many things I know about Aloysius Pendergast twisted and turned, almost everything. However, if you’re reading the Pendergast series, this is not part of it (unlike Extraction). #book#books#booksofinstagram#bookstagram#booklover#bookworm#shortstory#douglaspreston#lincolnchild#pendergast#rlstine#finishedbook#booksof2020
Das zweite Buch hat ein Stückchen länger gedauert zu lesen, allein schon weil es länger ist^^;
Im großen und ganzen hat mich auch #acourtofmistandfury begeistert. Die Handlung hat ein paar schöne (und böse) Wendungen hingelegt, man hat etwas mehr über die Welt und seine Bewohner gelernt und einige neue Charaktere sind mir ans Herz gewachsen. Ich mochte auch die Dynamik einiger Charaktere untereinander und JA, ich geb es zu ich mag die Beziehung die sich in diesem Buch entwickelt. Nun, ich mag sehr wie die Beziehung sich entwickelt, wobei ich das "woher kommt das Ganze" ein klein wenig "meh" finde. Aber dennoch mag ich die Umsetzung des ganzen. Ein paar kleine Sachen fand ich beim Lesen nicht sooo toll (die Übermäßige Benutzung von "males" und "females" wenn von Männern und Frauen die Rede war zum Beispiel) aber sind persönliche Preferenzen was den Schreibstil angeht... Trotzdem hat mich das Ende vom Hocker gehauen und hätte ich gekonnt, hätte ich gestern schon den nächsten Teil gegonnen, aber ich hatte das Buch nicht da... ________
Reading the second book took a little longer than for the first one, since its a little bigger ^^;
Overall Ireally liked #acourtofmistandfury as well. The plot took quite nice (and evil) turns, you could get to know more about the world and the people living there and some characters I really liked... very much! Also I really enjoyed reading of the dynamics between some people in the book and YESI admit it, I liked the relationship the grew in this book. Well, to say it more detailed I liked how the relationship developed. I didn't quite enjoy the reason behind it but I still love it. A few little things I didn't like that much during reading the book (such as the constant use of "males" and "females" for men and women) but that's only my personla preference.. Still the end really hit me in the guts and if I could have done it, I'd have started the third book yesterday but I didn't have it with me... #bookstagram#books#booklover#bookaddict#bookworm#bookdragon#booknerd#booklove#bookreview#finishedbook#bookblogger#sarahjmaas#sarahjmaasbooks#acourtofmistandfury#feyre#rhysand#acotar#acomaf
Book 10 of 2020 📚
Title: Red Queen
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Rating: 5/5 ⭐
This is a world divided by blood - red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled my the silvers who all have their own abilities. Mare Barrow, a Red girl living in poverty seems to think nothing will ever change. That is until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Surrounded by enemies Mare discovers that although her blood is red she too possesses a deadly power of her own. A power that can change how the silvers and red live. A power that can have her killed if she makes one wrong move.
I have been meaning to read Red Queen for a while and I'm so glad I finally got round to it because it didn't dissapont!
I was gripped from the first chapter and I am still gripped now that I immediately ordered the second book. I need my next fix!
The story is full of twists and turns, betrayal, danger with a little dusting of love.
All the characters good or bad were likeable and believable. You are drawn to them all which takes you on an emotional roller-coaster throughout. Feeling their anger, lies and dispair.
Such a clever, thrilling novel full of action and plot twists. Perfect for lovers of the Hunger Games series. Another world you can get lost in.
Escaping from Houdini - Kerri Maniscalco
Almost every time I annotated, the first words would be: omg or aww.
This was one amazing story. Again. It never bores me and seems to get better with every book. I still don’t get who the killer is, until it is revealed for the characters.
I love how the title is correct but misleads you, just like the two before.
The whole dynamic between Audrey Rose and Thomas is a beautiful, but dangerous dance and gives you all the feels. This mystery-romance-murder book is one to read more than once.
another book finished!
the fifth book of February is Just a Normal Tuesday by Kim Turrisi
When Kai and her parents all receive suicide notes from her sister Jen, Kai’s world is turned upside down. Only 6 years separates Kai and her older sister, and Kai cannot handle the loss of her sister. Her parents having no idea how to help their only living daughter, they send her to Grief Camp for teens. There Kai doesn’t understand how talking to strangers can help, but by the end of the 28 days she is surprised how much Grief Camp has changed her life.
This book was a hard one to get through. Beautifully written but with one of the hardest and saddest topics to discuss, not only the topic of suicide but also, the loss of a sibling. The author Kim, lost her sister to suicide when she was younger and you can tell how raw and challenging this book must have been to write. But, it is more than a story about loss and sadness, it is a book about love, coping and not always having answers to challenging questions. If you have lost a loved one, I recommend you read this book. it’s a book that can make you laugh, cry and cheer all at the same time! •
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✦ 𝟸𝟶𝟸𝟶 ~ 𝙲𝚑𝚊𝚙𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝟷𝟹 ✦
(TW: Sadie is a novel that tackles very dark themes and subject matter. Please have a heads up that this book deals with topics such as murder, pedophilia, sexual abuse, and drug abuse! Please be aware of that before picking it up! If you’re aware and okay with the subject matter, I highly recommend picking it up.)
Again, because I’m really behind, I’m finally here to post about a book I finished near the beginning of February, Sadie By: Courtney Summers. I listened to the audiobook and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND that if you choose to read this book to go the audiobook route. I promise you that you won’t get the same impact if you just physically read it. This book is a punch in the gut. It’s a phenomenal mystery that will leave you heartbroken at the very end. The audiobook felt so real. It is one that has a full cast of characters and it makes it feel more realistic. Unfortunately, it has now set my expectations for other audiobooks that I read in the future really high. So far all the other audiobooks I’ve been listening to are good, but Sadie is top tier for me. I would definitely give this book ★ ★ ★ ★ ★! It is a book I would’ve never picked up in the past, but I’ve been recently reading a lot of darker books and have been exposed to a lot of darker stories too, so that has been helping. I highly HIGHLY recommend!
Hunting Prince Dracula - Kerri Maniscalco
This was amazing. You can read this book without reading stalking Jack the Ripper. Practical nothing about it is revealed in this book.
The story in this book is phenomenal. Following Audrey Rose and Thomas is just exiting. You can learn so much. There are darling new characters introduced, as well as some suspicious. And just like the first book, you don’t get behind the mystery until it is revealed.
Book three of 2020. I’m doing relatively well. By February 15th 2019, I had finished one book, and was almost done with the second one. This still took me a month and a half to finish, but to my defense, this was in English (not my first language) and this had 520 pages (I read approximately 11 pages a day, but I also finished two other books). This one is not one of my favorites. Whilst it’s not bad, I have one particular issue with it. In my opinion, this should have been split in two books. There’s a perfect cliff hanger moment at around page 290, where book one could have ended. I also found some of the subjects in this book a bit farfetched and some moments were very coincidental. I do prefer this over Cold Vengeance. This was part 14 of the Pendergast series, and I recently found out a new part has been brought out ánd another one will be released this year. Those make part 18 and 19 of the series. Very excited about that! #book#books#booksofinstagram#bookstagram#booklover#bookworm#finishedbook#booksof2020#douglaspreston#lincolnchild#prestonandchild#pendergast
Okay, das ist jetzt eine schwere Sache für mich.
Einerseits kann ich nicht leugnen, dass ich das Buch gestern nachdem ich es wieder zur Hand genommen hatte nicht mehr weglegen konnte, bis ich fertig war. Handlungstechnisch war das letzte Dritte einfach nur eine Wilde Achterbahnfahrt. Es ist so viel passiert und ich dachte nur "Oh Shit, OH Shit, OH SHIT". Dennoch haben ein paar Charaktere Dinge abgezogen die einfach nur fragwürdig sind und die ich auch nicht unterstütze, aber die zu ihnen und zum Wesen der Handlung und dem ganzen drumherum gepasst haben. Ich persönlich mag damit nicht einverstanden gewesen sein, aber das ist was anderes.
Ich hab das zweite Buch schon zur Hand (das ich für den halben Preis bekam, was der Grund ist, dass ich die Reihe überhaupt lese) und bin gespannt wie es weitergeht, denn die Welt hat mich auf jeden Fall am Haken.
Stalking Jack the Ripper - Kerri Maniscalco
Holy moly this book was amazing. The writing style is so captivating. The storyline as well. Everyone seems suspicious from the beginning and only slowly people are being ruled out. I loved how Audrey Rose is a combination of being pretty and fierce. Thomas got on my good side pretty fast. Her family and all the victims had such interesting backstories. The end was very well wrapped up, all questions answered.
I can’t wait to continue reading the next book.
Book: The Ballroom
OOCZ Features: Romantic fiction, historical fiction.
Thoughts: I was not particularly impacted by this story. The context was interesting with the setting and the treatment of mental illness and homosexuality, or the suggestions of both true or otherwise. However, I’ve found that where romance is concerned I think I might prefer something with less intensity or anxiety involved, the fact that they’re not together at the end means I don’t feel it’s worth getting invested in them necessarily because it’s just depressing to watch them torn apart. I would also like to express my extreme distaste of the term “Mulligan’s ripe smell” which made my throat close up.
Overall, I didn’t hate it but I didn’t love it either, I was neutral to this choice. #bookstagram#finishedbook#stepoutsidereadingchallenge
The red scrolls of magic - Cassandra Clare
The first book I read in September: This first part of the eldest curses was so interesting. It was kinda wired and funny at the same time, to see everyone how they were around the time of city of glass. Getting to know how alec and magnus started of their relationship, is so bittersweet. It was cute and adoring, to learn that both were so unsure at the beginning, of what the other wants and how the other one might be feeling about all of this. Trying for everything to be perfect, instead of relaxing and see where things were going.
The storyline about the cult was very intriguing and so full of the past, present and a lot of details. I’m curious where the journey take Malec next.
I finished Wayfarer! Overall I ended up enjoying this sequel much more than the first original novel. I feel as though the story, and world became much more developed and that the storytelling was more compelling.
Rating: 3.75 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ **SPOILERS ARE IN THE IN-DEPTH REVIEW** I read Passenger by Alexandra Bracken years ago and it has taken me this long to pick up the sequel, but I'm glad I did. The concept of time travel was what drew me to this story, and when picking up Wayfarer I immediately fell back into the world, getting caught up in the politics and logistics of time travel. The world building that took place within this book was incredible seeing as the world expanded so much. The characters that we follow were one of the biggest disappointments and greatest strengths of this book. I believe that many of the secondary characters are very strong and compelling and I ended up falling in love with Julian, Li Min, and Sophia. As for the main characters, though, I feel as if they fall flat Nicholas was better developed than Etta due to much of his internal conflicts with morality and his compelling backstory. Etta really fell flat, though, she seemed very superficial and frivolous and really lacked a depth of conflict, growth, and personality to really flesh her out. The storytelling was compelling in the way that it was told in two parts which created a lot of suspense, but I do think that some of the plot was a bit underdeveloped such as the Shadows plot line and the Thorns plotline.
If you've read either passenger or Wayfarer I would love to discuss with you down in the comments! What are some of your thoughts?
💜 La Saint Valentin 💜
J’ai trouvé ces deux folios parfait pour ce 14 février 2020.
Le premier sur les très belles et toutes premières rencontres à travers la littérature.
Le deuxième? Une des plus célèbres correspondances entre George Sand et Alfred de Musset.
En tout cas, c’est bien quelque chose qui va m’occuper aujourd’hui et ce week-end (eheheh). J’ai tellement hâte de les lire, vraiment !
Je crois même qu’en ce moment, dans certaines librairies, pour l’achat de livres folio à 2€, des graines sont offertes pour pouvoir les replanter ✨
Oh! Et puis, quelqu’un a voulu faire une apparition sur les photos, du coup je vous laisse en profiter en swipant 😍 .
💜 Valentine’s day 💜
I found these two books perfect for Valentine’s day, for this February 14th.
The first one is about all the first and most beautiful encounters throughout literature.
The second one? One of the most famous correspondence between George Sand and Alfred de Musset.
Well, I’m going to be busy reading these today and this weekend if I’m not finished (eheheh). I can’t wait to read these!
And I think on some French bookstores, when you buy these folio books, they give you seeds to be planted, which is perfect ✨
Finished: Taran Matharu - The Inquisition, book 2 of the Summoner series.
Wow, what an exciting book part 2 is! Much more than the first part. Now, when I look for the original title, I see the advice age is 15-18 years. Oops, well does age matter when you enjoy a good book? 😜
I'm very curious what part 3 will bring, so bring it on! I'm addictive. ☺️
Also, got in a lovely letter with a beautiful envelope and a card via Postcrossing from the USA.
6 4713 February, 2020
Finished book 📙
Cool Killer - Sébastien Dourver.
Eh bah putain. Voilà les premiers mots auxquels j'ai pensé en lisant la première phrase.
Durant les premiers chapitres, je me suis demandée dans quoi je m'embarquais. Et au bout d'un moment, j'ai lâché prise, je me suis laissée prendre par l'écriture de l'auteur, ses mots et son cynisme. C'est dur, c'est cru mais c'est jouissif ! Et j'ai énormément ri pendant ma lecture !
Ce thriller/roman noir se dévore en quelques heures, les chapitres étant courts et le contenu intéressant et stimulant. Impossible à lâcher tant qu'on ne sait pas jusqu'où va nous emmener l'auteur, jusqu'où il est capable d'aller dans l'horreur, le dégueulasse.
Une belle (si je puis dire 😂) exploration de l'être humain, de sa pensée et de sa perversion.
Si vous voulez vous marrer un bon coup, foncez ! Attention tout de même à avoir l'estomac bien accroché parfois !
Vous l'avez lu ? Ou vous tente-t-il ? J'ai hâte de vous lire !
Book two of the year. This was another free e-book I got: The Escape Room by Megan Goldin. The title pulled me in, I like the thought of escape rooms and puzzles. I didn’t read the description of this book, though. It’s partly escape room, partly banker/Wall Street. Not my favorite subject. This surprised me. I’m still not a big fan of the Wolf of Wall Street type idea, but this books had some very interesting plot twists. The ending was... out there, but it did fit the rest of the book. So, not my favorite book ever, but I’ve read way worse. #books#booksofinstagram#bookstagram#bookworm#megangoldin#theescaperoombook#finishedbook#booksof2020
0 711 February, 2020
Late tonight I finished this book....and oh my god was it amazing
I get why people consider it a classic
It made me feel grateful for my life....grateful for color, and love, and sunshine, and snow.....for pain, and pleasure....for choice!! I was very impressed by the description of Jonas seeing color for the first time, and I was touched by the givers relationship with both Jonas and rosemary
it was a wonderful book and I definitely suggest it to anyone looking for a good book (SPOLIERS)
The ending made me cry; the symbolism in it all...
I believe that it’s supposed to be interpreted that both Jonas and Gabe died....BUT they had died after truly living....they had died giving people back color, and love, and feelings.....they had died by their own choice! And they had died more human than they had began....
They had died human....
And I don’t know what other ending fits more perfectly than Jonas gaining humanity, dying for his humanity, and in turn giving humanity back to those who lost it so long ago, even if it was painful for those who did not know they wanted/needed humanity back #finished#finishedbook#books#book#bookworm#bookstagram#booknerd#bookaddict#bookish#booklover#booklovers#bookreview#bookreviews#thegiver#giver#thegiverbook#loislowry#loislowrybooks#loislowrybook
0 211 February, 2020
(Englisch Version Below)
Heute während einer wahren Odyssee an Zugfahrt fertig gelesen (vielen Dank Sabine!) Und oh boy ... was?
Ich mein, Was?!
Also WAS?!?!?! Das ist natürlich positiv gemeint. Das geht ja ab wie ein Mentos in ner Cola, in dem Buch... die Charakter sind toll, alle sind sie toll. Ich mag Simon, ich mag Baz, ich mag Penelope. Die sind alle so schnuffig dass ich platzen könnte xD
Und der Plot, oh holy coffee der Plot. Ich wurde am Ende ganz schön aus den Socken gehauen.
Brauche. ...Teil 2... --------------------- I finished the book during one hell of a trainride (thanks, Sabine (storm got a name)) and oh boy..
Like...WHAT?!?! I meant that positively though. What a rollercoaster ride that book was. The characters are great, all of them. I like Simon and Baz and Pebelope...they're so terribly adorable xD
And the Story, oh my god the story. The end really hit me by surprise.
I NEED the sequel asap!
Hej! 😁 Ten napis na torbie idealnie mnie opisuje 😂 Lubicie takie książkowe gadżety? 😀👍🏻 Jak widzicie na zdjęciu, to garstka książek nie z gatunku fantasy które udało mi się przeczytać w tym miesiącu, nie ma tego dużo, bo jednak w sierpniu góruje pod znakiem fantasy, ale za to są to same cudeńka 😍 Wszystkie te książki były świetne i jeśli chodzi o „Zabić drozda” to jeszcze wam o tej książce opowiem, ale to nie dziś, bo to za dużo gadania, o „Rdzy” możecie poczytać na moim goodreads.
Jeśli chodzi o „Sól” to zacznę od tego, że wiersze Szymborskiej gdzieś mi się tam kiedyś przemknęły przed oczami i zawsze bardzo mi się podobały, ale teraz miałem szanse zapoznać się trochę bliżej i bardziej świadomie z jej twórczością. Co z tego spotkania wynikło? Oczywiście było w głównej mierze udane, bywały wiersze lepsze i gorsze, ale ogólne wrażenie jest bardzo pozytywne. Bardzo urzekło mnie to jak autorka zgrabnie wykorzystuje bardzo proste rzeczy, jako coś dzięki czemu pociągnie dany wiersz dalej, ku czemuś głębszemu co robi naprawdę wrażenie. Nie jestem znawca poezji, ale taka forma bardzo przypada mi do gustu, nie jestem zwolennikiem tej nowej prostej formy, lubię poezje która skrywa tajemnice które sami odkrywany na własny sposób. Moja ocena to 4/5 gwiazdek.
Czytaliście którąś z tych książek? 😀 Jak wam się podobała/y? ☺️