I could write this entry over and over again and still find books I’m dying to read which aren’t on the market yet. But I’m just going to go with the one I waited for the longest: Continue reading “Waiting on Wednesday”
For today’s post of Top Five Tuesday, I decided it’s time for this blog to write more about Harry Potter due to the fact that I haven’t been writing about one of my favorite series of all time lately and thought this should change. So here are my Top Five Saddest Deaths in the Harry Potter Series! Continue reading “Top Five Tuesday – Weekday Memes”
The first day of school is officially over and yet I can’t bring myself to be happy. I’m sad the break is over so talking about the books I bought last week will hopefully catapult me into the holiday spirit. Continue reading “Mailbox Monday – Weekday Memes”
With this being one of the most anticipated releases of 2018 and both Leigh Bardugo and Victoria Aveyard loving and praising it, I had pretty high expectations and Holly Black’s The Cruel Prince really did live up to my expectations.
Jude and her two sisters see their parents murdered at a very young age. And nobody else than the coldblooded assassin takes them with him to the world of Faerie. Being mortal in the Faerie world, Jude must prove herself more often more intensely to be approved than any other faerie itself. She must be as dangerous, as dreaded and as smart as the Fey themselves to survive and to receive the thing she wants most: power.
She no longer wants to me mocked for being mortal, she no longer wants to threatened, she no longer wants to be belittled by the arrogant prince Cardan. But as she finds herself in the middle of the downfall of the world she so fiercely tries to prove herself to, she has to decide: her own desires or the future of her world.
To be honest, the book startet a bit slow and I didn’t know what to think of Jude’s obsession with power, but it surprised me at the end. The end offers so much more than the cover text as the ladder only talks about Jude’s “stairway to power” other than political intrigues and the future of the world she grew up in.
I could really identify myself with Jude in most points, as she grows up to love her parents’ assassin but never quite forgives herself for the important role he plays in her life. And the struggle she goes through, her behaving more and more like a faerie and feeling like a faerie in her heart but never being treated equal.
I think talking more about the book’s development would give up too many secrets that one must unravel during reading, so I guess this is the end of the review! Although the book started slow, it turned out to be a fantastic plot with many turn points.
Let’s first of all appreciate these incredibly beautiful book covers I spottet during my stay in London. But anyways, here’s a small insight to the covers I find the most beautiful. Continue reading “Shelf Candy Sunday – Weekday Memes”
This is a new category I’m starting – a blogpost for each week day! Stacking the Shelves Saturday is about the books I want to read next. Continue reading “Stacking the Shelves Saturday – Weekday Memes”
I’m not really psyched about going back to school in two days – I mean who is, it’s about to get serious?! – and therefore I thought maybe I’ll get in the spirit while writing my blog! So here’s a Back to School book tag with each subject!!!