Book Review: The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

Hey guys!
It’s book review time! Today I have something a little paradox: it is the fourth part of the Millenium trilogy. A book that technically shouldn’t exist. As some of you may know, Stieg Larsson, writer of the Millenium trilogy, passed away. So The Girl in the Spider’s Web continues the story, but with a new guy holding the pen…

Goodreads Cover - The Girl in the Spider's Web

Goodreads Cover – The Girl in the Spider’s Web

 

The Plot:
The famous computer scientist Frans Balder returns home to Sweden after burning all the bridges in US. He is back to take care of his autistic son, August. Well, the perfect picture doesn’t last long. Balder is shot, August the only witness.
So, how did Lisbeth know this guy? And why is Mikael Blomkvist at the crime scene?

 

The Rating:
I had rather mixed feelings about picking this book up. Stieg Larsson’s novels had been intense, impossible to put down, simply fascinating thrillers. Would The Girl in the Spider’s Web live up to this legacy? Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #2)

Hey my lovely readers!
I’m continuing my journey through all of Rick Riordan’s books and recently finished The Hammer of Thor. It’s the second installment in his Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series – I hope there are many more to come!

Goodreads Cover – The Hammer of Thor

 

The Plot:
Thor misplaced his hammer. Again. Only this time it’s not that easy to be found. So Magnus Chase and his friends are sent to retrieve the hammer and save the world…

 

The Rating:
I’m sure you know it by know: I simply love Rick Riordan’s novels. After devouring the Percy Jackson books as well as the Heroes of Olympus series, I was super excited about his new topic: the Norse Gods. One of the main reasons I enjoy Riordan’s works so much is because you learn something with each page. I had always been fascinated by Greek mythology but the Norse stuff was completely new to me. As this is the second book in the series by now I have a pretty good idea of what’s going on in Asgard and I can’t wait to find out more. Continue reading

Book Review: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1)

Hey guys!
I recently finished Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. So I’m ready to dive into a series. What better choice would there be than Rick Riordan’s latest take on the Norse Gods?

Goodreads Cover - The Sword of Summer

Goodreads Cover – The Sword of Summer

 

The Plot:
Magnus Chase is your regular teenager. Except for the fact that he is homeless. And the son of Frey, a God. Oh, and he’s dead.
Well, Magnus had no idea that his life was about to change completely but it turns out, being that isn’t that bad. At least not when you made it to Valhalla, a place where worthy warriors get to wait and train for Ragnarok.
But before Magnus can make himself comfortable he has to go on a quest to retrieve the Sword of Summer and prevent Ragnarok from happening, well, next week…

 

The Rating:
As you know, I completely devoured Rick Riordan’s book on the Greek Gods. So I was super excited to check out his latest series on the Norse Gods. Continue reading

Book Review: The End by Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events #13)

Hey Guys!
We finally reached the last volume of A Series of Unfortunate Events. The Beaudelaire orphans’ journey was hell of a ride. Let’s see what The End has in store for them!

The End - Goodreads Cover

The End – Goodreads Cover

 

The Plot:
Continuing the events from The Penultimate Peril, The End begins with Violet, Klaus and Sunny shipwrecked together with Count Olaf. After a terrible storm they wash up on the shore of an island in the middle of the ocean. Will the colonists be friendly? Or will they also fall for Olaf’s schemes?

 

The Rating:
I’ve been pretty excited to finally find out what end the Beaudelaire orphans might meet. Part 12, The Penultimate Peril, did not go the way I expected, so I was ready to be surprised. Continue reading

Book Review: The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events #12)

Hey guys!
The end is drawing near. I just finished the penultimate book in Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events.What can you expect from The Penultimate Peril?

The Penultimate Peril - Goodreads Cover

The Penultimate Peril – Goodreads Cover

 

The Plot:
Well, for each step the Beaudelairs take to get closer to solving the mystery surrounding their lives, they are thrown back three. Once again they escaped Count Olaf’s clutches and now arrived at the Hotel Denouement. Just inches away from meeting the VFD people who might be able to tell the Beaudelair orphans about their parents, the evil side of VFD prepares to take over. Which side will the Beaudelairs be on? Continue reading

Book Review: The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events #11)

Hey guys!
We’re getting closer to the end. I just finished part 11 of Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events and can’t wait to get my hands on the remaining two novels!

The Grim Grotto – Goodreads Cover

 

The Plot:
Things seemed pretty dark at the end of part #10, The Slippery Slope. But at least for a few pages things are looking up! The Beaudelaire orphans are saved by a submarine. How convenient, right? So Sunny, Klaus and Violet team up with the crew, they are even reunited with an old friend! But Count Olaf can’t be far away…

 

The Rating:
By now we’re into to our neck in this huge mystery. But instead of clearing up some stuff, the Grim Grotto surprises us with unexpected plot twists and even more knots in this twisted tale. Continue reading