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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Movie Mania: The Last Witch Hunter

Hello folks!
Today is movie review time. This time I want to ramble a bit of the Vin Diesel flick The Last Witch Hunter. So let’s get started!

 

The Plot:
This dark fantasy action film chronicles the endeavors of an immortal with hunter, Kaulder, who has to stop a plague from wiping out New York City…

 

The Rating:
Oh boy, where do I begin. There are so many things wrong with this movie…
First of all, the cast choices. I don’t know who decided that Vin Diesel would be perfect for this role, but it was just about the worst decision ever. For this lead role you might want to choose somebody with a bit of charm and fun. Diesel’s somber look and complete lack of emotions certainly don’t improve this film. Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: Stardust

Hey guys!

Today’s book vs. movie is about something truly magical. I’ve already seen the film Stardust several times (not only because I adore Claire Danes) but so far never had the time to check out the novel by Neil Gaiman. Recently I was roaming the book shelves of my favourite library and stumbled upon a copy!

 

 

The Plot:
Tristan lives in a boring little village which lies next to something not so ordinary.
When Tristan and his beloved Victoria watch a star fall, he makes the foolish promise to find the star and bring it back to her. So he travels beyond the wall, and discovers Yvaine, a beautiful young woman, who turns out to be the star!
Soon it turns out Tristan wasn’t the only one looking for and for the stone that knocked her out of the sky… Continue reading