Book Review: The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #3)

Hey Guys!
I just finished the latest part in Rick Riordan’s series about the Norse Gods. It’s called the Ship of the Dead, so let’s see what it is about!

The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan (Goodreads Cover)

The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan (Goodreads Cover)

 

The Plot:
Magnus and his friends have to save the world by preventing Ragnarok. That basically entails defeating Loki and stopping his ship of the dead from sailing.
Piece of cake, right? The have a nice handkerchief that unfolds into a violently yellow boat to send take them through the nine worlds…

 

The Rating:
I’m sure that by now you all know that I’m a huge Rick Riordan fan. After reading all his books dealing with Greek mythology I was excited about this new series about the Norse Gods.
So far, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard has been a fascinating insight. I already learned so much!
The first two books were impossible to put down, so I was very excited to finally pick up book #3. Continue reading

Book Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles #3)

Hey Guys!
After finishing Scarlet, I couldn’t wait to get started with the next installment in Marissa Meyer Lunar chronicles. So, let’s see whether Cress is just as good!

Cress by Marissa Meyer - Cover from Goodreads

Cress by Marissa Meyer – Cover from Goodreads

 

The Plot:
So far, our two storylines from Scarlet crossed paths and melted into one. However, shortly after Scarlet, Wolf, Cinder, Iko and Carswell continued their adventure together, we are introduced to someone new: Cress. She’s Queen Levana’s IT specialist, who can hack everything and surveils basically the whole earth for her. So how is she involved in this upcoming revolution? What side will Cress be on?

 

The Rating:
As usual, Marissa Meyer loosely based her story on a fairy-tale. This time, she was inspired by Rapunzel. You have no idea how creative Meyer is with the topic and delivers something completely new and fresh. She really is the only one how is able to pull off fairy-tale retellings! Continue reading

Book Review: The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events #3)

Hey guys!
I finally got hold of the third part in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events after all the copies had been borrowed in all libraries here in Vienna! Read this little gem in one sitting 😀

The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket - Goodreads Cover

The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket – Goodreads Cover

 

The Plot:
The Beaudelair children head for their new home. Maybe thinks are looking up with their new guardian Josephine. You may have guessed it, Violet, Klaus and Sunny are still out of luck. Josephine is afraid of everything (and I mean everything) and soon before long Count Olaf is back in the picture. And what has the Lachrymose Lake with its evil leeches to do with all of this? Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: Lord of the Rings – Return of the King

The final part of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Ring trilogy. I am finally done, so here we go!

The Plot:
Frodo and Sam simply walk into Mordor.
In the mean time Gondor struggles with holding the city against the Orcs. But they still have a glimmer of hope: the return of the king.

 

Book vs. Movie:
First of all, this was by far my favourite book of the series. It’s written far better than the other parts. Continue reading