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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.

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