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?).

Rezension: Das Unsichtbare Leben der Addie LaRue

Schwab hat eine epische Geschichte voller Herzschmerz, Liebe und Cleverness geschrieben, die von ihrer außergewöhnlichen Protagonistin getragen wird: Addie LaRue ist eine Figur, die man – ironischerweise – nie vergessen wird.

Review: THE RETURN OF THE KING (THE LORD OF THE RINGS #3)

Almost nothing of this is original, but it’s still nicely written. I mean, come on, the author is obviously a fan of George R.R. Martin. Or why did he put all of those ‚R’s in his name? Well, at least he has finished his trilogy – other than Martin. It’d be nice to read a sequel, though. Regarding the plot, that’s a blatant copy of Terry Brooks‘ original and breathtaking The Sword of Shannara.

Writing: THE COUNTESS OF HABERLUND

People, it’s NaNoWriMo which I spend mostly on the sequel to my debut novel (December 1st!!!), but I’ve also written two short stories in English this week because why not and because people kept asking me to write something in English. Feel free to read them, especially if you like dark humour!

Review: THE TWO TOWERS (THE LORD OF THE RINGS #2)

‚The Two Towers‘ is better than ‚Fellowship‘ by far, because it is the second book in the trilogy: it doesn’t have to do all that introducing things and characters which the prequel did. Instead, it starts in medias res, right in the middle of the fights at Rauros – oh come on, I’m not gonna write a spoiler-free review for the Lord of the Rings, seriously. If you haven’t read it yet (you should!) then I’ll just tell you that I highly recommend this book. Please leave now, for this review is dark and full of spoilers.

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: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (THE LORD OF THE RINGS #1)

This is bullshit. The language is ancient, the characters are boring, there are stupid poems and songs in the middle of the text! And there are no queer or diverse characters! It’s escapism and has nothing to say about the issues of our modern world! And it’s just so boring!

Review: RUIN AND RISING (SHADOW AND BONE #3)

The final of the trilogy is the point where it finally reaches up from the depths of ‚Just above average‘ to ‚excellent.‘ It’s right here where Leigh Bardugo’s writing makes the great step towards that perfectness of Six of Crows: the story about Alina’s feelings and struggles and the war for the fate of Ravka reach their climax, and it’s breathtaking to behold at last.

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