One opportunity leads directly to another, just as risk leads to more risk, life to more life, and death to more death.
World War I. meets Indiana Jones in a world where dragon blood is the most valued commodity. The world is so perfectly built it makes you crave more, find out all the subtly delivered secrets it contains. There are so many questions, notions and discoveries leading to a mind blowing finale. This gem quickly found its way into my top three books I've read this year.
Please help me pick two books I should take with me on holiday! I just can't decide 🤔
I loved the second book possibly even more than the first one. What I loved the most was how the story flowed and didn't feel forced. It was well thought through and beautifully written. I love how there are no "good" or "bad" characters, just like in real life. All of them have their motives and reasons why they are who they are and reading the book you never know what's going to happen next. I can't wait for the next one!
I loved returning to Grim Batol. The story is quick paced, there is always lots happening and it never gets dull or boring. The new characters were great, fun and heroic, just what I came to expect from the writer. I love WoW in general and this is a great addition to the collection for all the fans out there.
Recently I learnt my lesson with ordering all the books from a series at once. If I don't like the first book I feel like I've wasted my money. With this book I should have bought the second book though. I finished it and immediately crave more. The story twists are surprising and half of the time I had no idea which way the book will go which doesn't happen very often. I thought all the characters well well written. Totally recommend this!
This book got me out of my reading slump. I fell in love with the different dimensions the story jumps through and each time looked forward to what the new world brings. I liked the main characters and can't wait to see what's next for them. It is a quick fun read even though sometimes the science behind the travelling among the dimensions does not exactly make sense.
I loved the book from start to end. It is a must-read for those who love the world of Warcraft. Even though anyone can enjoy the book without knowing much about the story of WoW.
I liked the writing sty and how easy to read it was, thw words flowed effortlesly and the story progress was fast paced and never dragged. I was never bored or wanted to skip a part of the book which sometimes happens to me. I will definitely read more from the author!
I have to say I have quite mixed feelings about this book. I loved the first half but at the end it got too Twiglight-y for me. The potential of what the book started as was not fulfilled for me and the story came out very mediocre. There were also some inconsistencies and the time travel aspect that did not seem right. I don't have any desire to start the second book to see how the story continues.
I loved the book from the first till the last word. It gave me all I hoped for and more. The Will & Tessa & Jem love triangle was beautiful and the way their feelings for each other developed was heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. The ending though! It felt like a cherry on top or my favourite ice cream.
A great continuation to a great story. I enjoyed seeing how the main character Garion evolves, grows up and becomes less stubborn and more the person he's destined to be. Even though all the books from this series are basically full of walking, strolling, hiking and riding across the Kingdoms of the West, the story is very enjoyable and thirlling.
I really enjoyed reading more from the 19th century shadowhunter world. The plot was good and I enjoyed the love triangle of Will, Tessa and Jem. In most books I always ship a certain couple but in this book I just could not decide who I want Tessa to end up with. I love both Will and Jem as they are special in their own way.
BOOKS READ IN MARCH
Favourite: Obsidio. I just loved the conclusion to the Illumimae Files and the whole series became a favourite of mine. I know I will re-read it over amd over again.
Least favourite: The Fork, the Witch and the Worm. It's still a nice book but I expected much more from it. Not much happens.
Honourable mention: Unravel Me and Ignite Me. I just freaking love this!!
I liked the writing style and the two intertwining time lines but ("there is always a but") it didn't do enough for me. I was expecting it to be more thrilling, more dramatic and gripping. I didn't appreciate how a mention of an event was dropped almost carelessly, spoiling the story for me, only to return to it a hundred pages later. The ending was good and made up for the issues I had with the book.
A solid continuation od The Belgariad. I enjoyed reading it as it makes me feel cozy and remember playing Dungeons and Dragons when I was a kid. The whole book is mostly about walking, hiking, strolling and transporting of the characters from one place to another but still the read is enjoyable. I would welcome a deeper character development which is the one thing that always makes or breaks the book for me.
No gun, no sword, no army and no king will ever be more powerful than a sentence. Swords may cut and kill, but words will stab and stay, burying themselves in our bones to become corpses we carry into the future, all the time digging and failing to rip their skeletons from our flesh.
An edition of Destroy Me (told from Warner's perspective) and Fracture Me (Adam's take on the events) is a great addition to the Shatter Me series. I deffinitely recommend to read it in the order it was meant to. It offers an isight into their thoughts and helps you understand why they behave the way they do. I have to admit it made me fall in love with Warner.
God, I just loved this so much! Loved the characters, the setting, how the story turned and twisted... but I loved the most the way the whole book is written, the inner thoughts of Juliette and Warner (who I love so much together). The development of the characters is so well written, so believable and relatable. And the ending is just heartbreaking and exciting at the same time.
I was excited to read King of Scars and I very much enjoyed returning to the Grishaverse. First of all, the cover is beautiful and fits the story well. Following up on Nikolai and Zoya was fun but my favourite chapters were Nina's. Her storyline was amazing and I cannot wait to see what happens next.
It is a solid follow up of what happened to Eragon and his friends after the Inheritance cycle took place. I would recommend reading it while the series is still somewhat fresh in your mind, otherwise you might get lost in the names of people and places mentioned in this book. Overall it is a nice and quick read.
An amazing end to an amazing ride! This has become possibly my favourite trilogy I've ever read. It definitely deserves all the hype it gets.
I loved all the characters and quickly fell in love with the new additions to the Illuminae group. What I loved most about the whole series is how all the small pieces fall into place and create a cruel but intriguing story. I already know this will be one of the books I will re-read over and over again.
Strive for wisdom! Or at least a decrease in idiocy.
BOOKS I'VE READ IN FEBRUARY
Favourite: Illuminae and Gemina. It wasn't just a book but a whole universe of experience packed in hundreds of visually stunning pages.
Least favourite: The Court of Frost and Starlight. Literally nothing happened in this book. At all.
Honourable mention: Shatter me. Fell in love with the characters and writing style immediately.
I loved Maggie's Raven Cycle and therefore was really looking forward to reading this book. Unfortunatelly I felt like nothing was happening at all. I have to admit it frustrated me at times and I contemplated putting the book away and not finishing it. In the end I did and I felt like the second half was better. Still, I would not recommend this book to anyone, there are better options to go for (such as the aforementioned Raven Cycle).
Wow! Just wow! I can't think of any better way to describe this book. I was compelled by the story since the first page. It was as good as Illuminae, maybe even better! The ending blew my mind though and I can't wait to see how the characters cope with the new challenge that awaits them.
I am so so so happy I picked this book up. I was hooked since page one and could not put it down. The narrating style is beautiful and the choice of words is just perfection. Having read Furthermore and Witchwood, I knew I was in for a treat but this thrilling story captivated me immensely. Loved the main characters more and more with every page I read. Their interactions warmed my heart, left me breathless and wanting more.
A great ending to a great series. There were some unexpected twists and turns in this book but the end was all I hoped for. I loved how the characters changed and evolved throughout the whole series, how they discovered thuths about themselves they felt deep down but didn't want to acknowledge for a long time. Can't wait to re-read this in the future!