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.
Let’s see about my favorite magical creatures!
#1 Ironteeth Witches
I’ve been a sucker for witches since I was a kid. My favorite witch was featured in Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series. While the Ironteeth Witches are absolutely amazing in general, Manon Blackbeak is my most beloved character of the entire book series.
Those of you who visit my blog more often will know by now that I always get excited about Rick Riordan‘s novels. I’ve harbored a fascination for Greek myths since I was a teen so picking up his books was a natural choice for me. The way Riordan depicts the Gods is smart and hilarious, always a delight to read about.
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Some time ago I did a book vs. show post on American Gods. However, I only did a mini-review on the novel, which didn’t cover all that I have to say. So let’s look into the book more deeply!
American Gods by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Cover)
Shadow Moon’s life sucks. He just got out of jail – because his wife died. As if that wasn’t enough, turns out she had been screwing his best friend.
Where could you possibly go from here? Well, an opportunity comes up for Shadow, he meets a weird old guy named Mr. Wednesday who claims to be the God Odin, in need for an assistant…
I know, I’m a bit late with reading this novel as it was originally published in 2001. But once I started reading, I just couldn’t put it down.
What Neil Gaiman created here is first of all a cleverly drafted storyline. The plot is mysterious and you won’t be able to see through any of the twist that lie ahead. Gaiman surprised me numerous times throughout this book and I couldn’t tell which way things would go in the end.
Another major plus point of American Gods are the awesome characters. Of course, our protagonist Shadow Moon is a relatable guy who gains depth with every page, but let’s be honest, he’s not what we came for. Continue reading →