Top 5 Tuesday: Debut Novels

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.
Today I’ll share what’s on my reading list for summer!

#1 Carrie by Stephen King

Stephen King is the most famous horror author out there. In case you didn’t know, his very first novel was Carrie. For me, it was the third of his books that I picked up, but it is my favorite one! Carrie is super intense, and was impossible to put down!

#2 Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I was late to join the party when it comes to SJM novels. Although I do have some problems with her writing, I thoroughly enjoyed Throne of Glass. Did you know that Maas had started writing that book back when she was about 18 years old?

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Top 5 Tuesday: Sequels I need to get to!

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.
Let’s see about some sequels I really need to pick up!

#1 Tomorrow When the War Began – Darkness, be my Friend:

Several years ago, I read the first three books in the series. The story was extremely intriguing, so I don’t know why I never finished it. As it’s been so long, I also need to give novels 1-3 a re-read before continuing!

#2 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Galaxy – So long and thanks for the Fish:

With Douglas Adams’ famous book series I only managed to read a book every couple of years. That means I never got any further than book #3. I’d love to reading this and I’m really excited about So long and thanks for the Fish!

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Book vs. Movie: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Hello Folks!
When I read the first pages of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, I instantly thought that it would make for an amazing movie! Well, my wish was grated and Tim Burton did an adaptation.
But did he do the book justice?

 

The Plot:
Jacob is devastated after his grandfather dies. He decides to trace his grandpa’s history and travels to Cairnholm, Wales. There his grandfather spent some time in an orphange but as it turns out, not in an ordinary one. It’s full of extraordinary children who can summon fire, are invisible or can fly. To protect the kids Miss Peregrine created a time loop in which they can live in peace.
But they are soon to be in grave danger and only Jacob can help to win this fight. Continue reading

Book Review: Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine #3)

Finally. I waited for a more than a year for this book to be published. Then I waited another three months for it to be available at the library 😛 In December I was more than happy to get hold of the third installment of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. After book #1 and book #2 deeply impressed me, the third novel just has to be great, right?

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Top 5 Book Series

There’s nothing better than a good book series. Although it always set my teeth on edge, I can’t help but get hooked by a new one. The cliffhangers and waiting for the next book is torture but read on to find out with novels really are worth it!

 

A Song of Ice and Fire:
I have no idea how he does it, but George R. R. Martin managed to create a world so rich, so detailed, so magnificent it could almost be real. His series consists of five books (hopefully many more to come) that are filled with so many plotlines, it takes at least one entire book to get settled on the names. However, the story is extremely thrilling and intriguing and he constantly finds new ways to intertwine the plotlines. To be honest, these are some of the best books I ever read. Can’t wait for the next part! Continue reading

Time to talk about Books: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children #2)

Today’s review is about “Hollow City” which continues the story of “Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” (check out the review here) by Ransom Riggs. It was published in January 2014 and will soon be followed by a third book of the series.

The Plot:

The story begins right where we left the scene at the end of the first book. Our heroes are at sea navigation for a safe place. When the finally reach sore (after several difficulties) they stumble into the next adventure.On their way to London the kids discover new (or better said old?) loops and find more peculiar things there. Nevertheless they are constantly in danger being followed by wights and hollowgasts. I don’t want to give away any more of the story right now but you can expect a lot of action…and a major plot twist. Continue reading