The Tower of the Swallow by Andrzej Sapkowski (Witcher #6)

Hello, my lovely readers!
We slowly drawing closer to the end of the Witcher series by Sapkowski. After the previous novel was rather irritating, let’s see if The Tower of the Swallow is able to reel me back in!

The Plot (according to Goodreads):

The world has fallen into war. Ciri, the child of prophecy, has vanished. Hunted by friends and foes alike, she has taken on the guise of a petty bandit and lives free for the first time in her life. But the net around her is closing. Geralt, the Witcher, has assembled a group of allies determined to rescue her. Both sides of the war have sent brutal mercenaries to hunt her down. Her crimes have made her famous. There is only one place left to run. The tower of the swallow is waiting…

The Rating:

YES! Sapkowski did it. This novel is wonderfully exciting and finally stuff is happening.

First of all, I like how he presents the story to us. Ciri is talking to an old hermit recounting what happened to her. So, we get bits of her (kind of) being stuck with him interspersed with her story. It’s nice!

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TMP Television Edition: Fantasy

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week, it’s a TV special featuring fantasy!

#1 Lucifer

This is one of my current favorites. Season four only dropped a few weeks ago, and I already can’t wait for #5. Tom Ellis is just divine in this one (pun intended!).

#2 Once Upon a Time

I haven’t seen this one yet but I always loved the idea behind Once Upon a Time. At some point, I will definitely watch it, but at the moment there are just too many episodes for me to deal with.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Fantasy Books

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
I’ll do a little theme within the theme for today. It’s all about fantasy books, but I tell about the ones I haven’t read yet. Let’s see what’s on my fantasy to -read-list!

#1 Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

I binge-watched the amazing show with David Tennant and Martin Sheen twice (so far). As I loved everything about it, I can’t wait to get my hands on the book. Already requested it at my library!

#2 The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

This book gets mentioned so often during the T5T posts. The story seems so intriguing, I really need to pick it up!

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Book Talk: The Wicked King by Holly Black

Hello, my darling readers!
If you read my review on Holly Black’s The Cruel Prince, you know that I immediately fell in love with the story. Naturally, I had to pick up The Wicked King the very moment I finished The Cruel Prince. So let’s get talking!

The Plot:

After the huge stunt, Jude pulled in The Cruel Prince everybody is trying to settle into their new roles. But that doesn’t mean that things will go the way Jude planned them…

The Rating:

Just like with The Cruel Prince, I basically burned through this book.

Holly Black, how dare you ending The Wicked King with a cliffhanger like that? I can’t wait another year for the final installment! The story is so gripping, I need to know the fate of Jude!

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Book Talk: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Hello, my darling readers!
I finally joined the party and picked up The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. Both this book and the sequel The Wicked King were all over Bookstagram and I fell in love with the cover art. So, let’s see if The Cruel Prince can live up to all the hype!

The Plot:

Jude’s life changed forever when she was only seven years old. Her parents were murdered and she as well as her sisters were whisked away to the Realm of Faeries. Ten years later Jude still struggles to find her place and fit in. Many of the fey despise mortals, among them Prince Cardan, the youngest son of the High King…

The Rating:

To be honest, I bought this book without really knowing what it was about. I fell in love when I saw the cover on Instagram and was completely convinced when I saw some fan art on tumblr.

Well, Holly Black didn’t disappoint me! The story is absolutely brilliant and the characters are super intricate. If you decide to read The Cruel Prince, make sure you pay attention to every little detail, as Black really likes to hide little hints for huge plot twists!

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Movie Mania: Hansel and Gretel – Witch Hunters

Hey Guys!
There seems to have been a bit of a boom on those fantasy action horror type of thing movies in the last years. I already review The Last Witch Hunter and Dracula Untold. I figured Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters fits in very well in this line of films, so let’s check it out.


The Plot:
The title already says it all: After Hansel and Gretel defeated the evil witch they somehow had to make a living. The siblings ended up as witch exterminators for hire!


The Rating:
I remember reading a genre description for this film that went as follows: dark fantasy action horror comedy movie. That’s five different things there. Did anybody really believe that this could work?
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