Top 5 Tuesday: Series I haven’t finished

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today, we’ll talk about some book series I still haven’t finished reading. I will get back to (most of) them at some point, I swear!

#1 Tomorrow when the War began

There are seven books in this series and I read the first three. You see, I started this so long ago, ebooks hadn’t even really been a thing then. So, I got one book for Christmas, maybe the next for Easter, and then maybe one for my birthday. That’s almost an entire year just so I could get a hold of the first three books! And then I couldn’t find a copy of the fourth novel, so I gave up. 😅

#2 Dexter

Years ago, I binged the TV show Dexter that was inspired by these books. So, me being me, I absolutely had to check out the books as well. I read the first one … and wasn’t impressed. Still, I wanted to give the second one a shot. Well, I enjoyed that even less than the first one. This series just isn’t working for me.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Series I want to start!

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
After last week’s post about popular books I haven’t read yet, today I bring you some famous book series I also still need to get to!

#1 Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

How is it possible that a book series with Jack the Ripper in the title is out there and I haven’t read it yet?!

Stalking Jack the Ripper on Goodreads

#2 The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

I still haven’t read anything by Cassandra Clare, although I always mean to pick up one of her books. This year, I will get to it!

The Mortal Instruments on Goodreads
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Top 5 Tuesday: Series I need to finish

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
This week I’ll talk about some bookish series I absolutely need to finish!

Tomorrow When the War Began

I started with this amazing Australian series many years ago and read the first three books. Then other things got in the way and never continued with the remaining novels. It’s a shame ’cause the story is super intriguing. I will finish the series at some point. I just don’t know when that is.

The Folk of the Air

You have no idea how excited I am about Queen of Nothing, the final installment of Holly Black’s The Folk of the Air trilogy. It’s one of the most anticipated releases this year and it can’t come out soon enough. I devoured the first two books, so of course, I will finish the series!

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Book Talk: The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan (Kane Chronicles 2)

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It’s time for my review on The Throne of Fire, second installment of Rick Riordan’s Kane Chronicles trilogy. Let’s see whether it can keep up with the amazing first part!

The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan (Cover from Goodreads)

The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan (Cover from Goodreads)

The Plot:
Sadie and Carter have been through a lot, but their ordeal is far from over. Apophis, the chaos snake, is rising. The only way to prevent the end of the world is to find the Ra, the sun god and restore his powers. But first they need to get the three sections of the book of Ra. Did I mention that both the book and the God have been missing for ages?

 

The Rating:
I’m a sucker for everything Rick Riordan and this series is no exception. It took me a while to get started but once I had picked the books up, it was impossible to stop. After hell of a ride with the first part, I was very excited to dive into The Throne of Fire.
One of the things I enjoyed so much about it is the way the story is told. The book is meant to be a transcript of some audio recordings Sadie and Carter did. So first of all, we get two different voices and perspectives which makes for nice changes (and funny moments) throughout the novel. It also feels more real, being told from those “having witnessed it first hand”. This really distinguishes the whole Kane Chronicles series from the rest of Riordan’s books. Otherwise it might have been lost among the rest of his works but instead it pops out. Continue reading

Book Review: The Immortal Circus: Act One by A. R. Kahler (Cirque des Immortels #1)

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There’s an interesting trilogy I want you to check out. Today I want to talk about the first installment of A. R. Kahler’s Cirque des Immortels series. So let’s find out about The Immortal Circus: Act One.

Immortal Circus: Act One (Cover from Goodreads)

Immortal Circus: Act One (Cover from Goodreads)

 

The Plot:
You know the expression “to run off and join the circus”? Well, that’s exactly what Vivienne did. The weird bit: she barely remembers a thing about her past. When a troupe member is killed, she realizes that it isn’t an ordinary circus. It’s run by Mab, Queen of the Faeries, who’s at the brink of war with Oberon…

 

The Rating:
I’ll tell you upfront: this is not the most amazing book out there. You can tell that Kahler hadn’t been a seasoned writer yet and this was one of his first attempts at a novel.
Nevertheless, I think he did a decent job.
The story is interesting enough and surprising at times. It wasn’t quite what I had expected from the title, but hey – let’s just go with the flow. Some characters have more depth than others, meaning that many of the side characters will feel like a bit of blur as some of them are rather similar.  Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: Divergent

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It’s book vs. movie time. This is the first of three posts dealing with Veronica Roth’s Divergent series and its adaptations. So let’s get down to business!

 

The Plot:
Living in a post apocalyptic Chicago, Tris is a member of the Abnegation, one of the five faction society compromises of. Well the Abnegation are selfless, Amity are peaceful, Candor honest, Dauntless brave and Erudite intellectual. However, Tris’ life is about to change drastically as on choosing day she will leave Abnegation to become Dauntless. But will she fit in there?

 

Book vs. Movie:
I’ll kick it off with some thoughts on the novel. The Divergent series was one of the big YA hits of the last years, but I didn’t enjoy it exactly as much as apparently everybody else.
To be honest, I didn’t like any of the characters. Most of the time Tris is an annoying brat – either complaining or whining. Four is quite stereotypical and the whole love-story between them is absolutely unnecessary.
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