Review: A SKY BEYOND THE STORM (AN EMBER IN THE ASHES #4)

First things first: I’m very disappointed because this book included a lot of tropes and things I hate within books – HOWEVER, if you’re okay with these things, you’ll love this one. But I didn’t. I’ve had a lot of negative thoughts about its two last prequels (I still love Ember, but I felt that I got weaker and weaker afterwards) and all of the things I hated, especially in A Reaper at the Gates, are here once again. And there’s even more.

Review: THE RINGED CASTLE (LYMOND CHRONICLES #5)

I’ve never been so ashamed in my entire life, but I’m giving only four stars to one of Dorothy Dunnett’s books. The universe, I guess, is about to collapse because doing this is something I’d never thought possible. But this is my opinion: it is still an excellent book, but it is clearly the weakest in the series so far, and while the character work and prose are as brilliant as always, the plot failed to capture me completely.

PUBLICATION DAY

HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY TO ME! Das Resultat von acht Jahren Nervenzusammenbrüchen, Panikattacken und ruchlosen Charakterstreichungen ist ab heute erhältlich. Also wühlt euch durch den frisch gefallenen Schnee und strömt in die Buchhandlungen, ihr Menschen, oder ordert es über den Onlinehändler Eures Vertrauens!

Rezension: HARRY POTTER UND DAS VERWUNSCHENE KIND (NICHT HARRY POTTER #8)

Eine widerwärtige, abscheuliche Verstümmelung der Harry Potter-Serie und ihrer Charaktere, voller Fehler und hirnrissiger Logiklöcher. Der schlimmste Fehler der Literaturgeschichte.

Review: LEAVING THE WAY (THE WAY TRILOGY #2)

Well, I so didn’t expect to not like this one. I really loved the prequel, after all: that one was perfectly paced and a brillantly balanced mixture of sassy sarcasm and dystopian elements. This one wasn’t. Somehow, it all felt off to me, starting right at the start. My biggest issues were with the protagonist’s actions while her best friend was kidnapped, the villain’s incompetence, and the pacing.

Rezension: CIRCE

Eine eindrucksvoll geschriebene Nacherzählung des Lebens und Schicksals einer der faszinierendsten Frauen der griechischen Mythologie, die ein interessantes, alternatives Ende der Geschichte einführt. Madeline Millers Schreibstil ist wunderschön und die Art und Weise, wie sie ihre Charaktere aufbaut, ist absolut beeindruckend: Das sind Götter und Titanen, nicht nur dumme Sterbliche wie wir, und sie verhalten sich auch so.

Review: CIRCE

An impressively written retelling about the life of one of the most fascinating women in Greek mythology that introduces an interesting ending to the story. Madeleine Miller’s writing is beautiful and the way she builds up her characters is absolutely impressive: these are Gods and Titans, not mere stupid mortals like us, and they act like it.

Review: LAST ARGUMENT OF KINGS (THE FIRST LAW #3)

A dark, bloody, impressively written wrap-up to a stellar trilogy that leaves room for other books to pick up the action again. I had a hard time getting into this trilogy but in the end all I can say is: it’s one of the best trilogies I’ve ever read. Definitely the second-best trilogy I read this year after the Gentleman Bastard trology (crying intensifies will I ever get The Thorn of Emberlain?).

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