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

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Top 4 TV Shows that feature Magic

Hey guys!
I haven’t written a list in ages, so it’s definitely time to tackle a new subject. Todays post will be about my favourite TV shows that involve magic!

 

#4 – The Worst Witch:

I have only a faint memory of this one, but I really loved it when I was a kid. The best way to describe this show is as a funny version of Harry Potter with a female Neville in the leading role. Mildred Hubble is a young witch who attends a magic school. But – you guess it – she’s having quite a lot of trouble!
While doing research for this post IΒ  found out that a re-boot of The Worst Witch aired this year, Bella Ramsay is starring as Mildred (you might know her as Lyanna Mormont). I need to check it out asap! Continue reading

Movie Mania: A Cure for Wellness

Hey guys!
It’s almost Halloween, so I wanted to talk about one of this years big horror movies. Set in the Swiss Alps, we get an unusual film in an unusual location.

 

The Plot:
A young executive of a financial services company is sent to Switzerland to retrieve one of the companies CEOs. But for some reasons nobody ever seems to leave the remote and idyllic wellness center in the Swiss alps…
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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

3 Thoughts on Broadchurch Season 3

Hey guys!
This year one of my favourite British TV shows returned with another season: Broadchurch! After two years David Tennant and Olivia Colman are back.

 

Thought #1 – The Cast:
I’ve said this before (basically ever single time I talk about Broadchurch), but I’d like to point out once more how talented all these actors are. David Tennant is perfect as grumpy Detective (and I love his accent), Olivia Colman is just so relatable and her performance is always bound to get me. But also other cast members from past seasons like Jodie Whittaker get a chance to prove their talent. Furthermore, we get some new actors that blend in perfectly! Continue reading

Movie Mania: Run Lola Run

Hello folks!
For today’s post I checked out one of the only Germany thrillers that gained international fame during the last twenty years. Tom Tykwer’s take on the butterfly effect was even Germany’s entry for Best Foreign Language film at the 71st Academy Awards.

 

The Plot:
Manni fucked up. Big Time. The small time criminal accidentally forgot a bag full of money in the subway. His girlfriend Lola has to save the day. She comes up with a plan and starts running, as there are only 20 minutes left before Manni’s boss wants to collect his money… Continue reading