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DISCOVERING DOROTHY DUNNETT

I stumbled upon the brilliance of Dorothy Dunnett in the middle of the pandemic. I had never heard of her before. Neither had I heard the name ‘Lymond’, and when someone mentioned Scotland, I thought of Nessie and Walter Scott, but mostly of Hogwarts. As a child of the 1990s, I grew up with stories„DISCOVERING DOROTHY DUNNETT“ weiterlesen

Review: RULE OF WOLVES (KING OF SCARS #2) by Leigh Bardugo

I’ve read it and the best I can say about it is that it’s finally over. This the biggest disappointment of my reading life. King of Scars was a step back down the ladder, Rule of Wolves was the equivalent of jumping into an abyss. Because the plot is a clusterfucking convenience that doesn’t make any sense at all – and because this whole book is basically a marketing skit for the adaptation.

Review: GOLDEN SON (RED RISING #2) by Pierce Brown

If you want a fast-paced, action-packed book, like ‚Here comes the cavalry!‘, and don’t care about a completely logical plot, then you’ll highly enjoy this one. If you prefer something a bit slower and more character-centered, with a careful buildup and a perfect plot, you’ll have issues.

Review: THE SPRING OF THE RAM (HOUSE OF NICCOLO #2)

And so it begins, and so once again Dear Dorothy has proven me wrong. Remember what I, in blissful ignorance have claimed after reading the prequel: that this series was great, but could never be as breathtaking and extraordinary as the Lymond Chronicles. I take it back. It can be as good, and this installment is as good: this is another testament to my favourite author’s brilliance.

Review: THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY

If I compare it to The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue – and I have to compare it to Addie LaRue – yes, the basic concept, the idea behind this book totally worked for me. It hooked me. But while I was head over heels in love with The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, my feelings for this one are lukewarm at best. Why? Because I am in love with the concept, nothing more.

Review: RED RISING (RED RISING SAGA #1)

Lots of good ideas, some wasted potential, an interesting Panemesque setting on Mars, but too much bad writing, Sevro ex machina and Darrow Stu for my taste – still, this series looks promising.

Review: SOUL OF THE WORLD (THE ASCENSION CYCLE #1)

Mealing has written a terrific debut filled with excellent worldbuilding, fascinating characters, and a plot that couldn’t be more high stakes. Highly recommended for veterans of Fantasy and lovers of original magic systems- and also for fans of military/flintlock fantasy.

Review: ROTHERWEIRD (ROTHERWEIRD #1)

Rotherweird’s setting, characters, and writing style are a magnificent mixture of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Stranger Things, and Doc Martin. It has that amazing combination of the charm of a rural British town, it has the witty, keen look at each individual character that lives in this town, and it has that mysterious vibes of somethiny otherworldly going on unnoticed. Something dangerous, something creepy- I LOVE IT.

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