Review: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton

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Rating: ★★★★★

Genres: Mystery

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So, it seems that this book is titled “The 7 1/2 Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” in the US, and that was the version I had requested on Netgalley and got approved for. Then, because somehow I had convinced myself that 7 1/2 was a sequel, I bought The Seven Deaths myself as soon as it came out in my bookstore. By the time I realized my mistake, I had no regrets – the book is incredible and I’m glad I own a finished copy! Continue reading

The Sunday Snuggle W21/2018 #TheSundaySnuggle

Hello readers!

I’m in yet another book ban! (yes, I know they hardly ever work) I’m still planning on how long this one will be and whether I’ll include audiobooks as well. The ones I’ve gotten this time were with monthly credits, so it doesn’t count, but I go through them quite fast and read easily 4 per month… how will I survive??

But I really need to stop requesting books on Edelweiss and Netgalley. which is basically Mission Impossible. I definitely can’t read as fast as I acquire books. *sigh*

I got from Audible:

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From Netgalley:

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ARC Review: My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies #1), by The Lady Janies

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Rating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Historical Fiction, Young Adult

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I have received this book via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

When I read My Lady Jane, I immediately wanted to pick up this book!! Since I hadn’t read Jane Eyre yet, I made it my goal to read first the classic novel, and then read this book. So, literally one day after finishing Jane Eyre, I immediately started it.

My Plain Jane tells the story of Jane Eyre, but with a few twists. For one, Jane can see ghosts and this ability has gotten her into much trouble in the past, so she hides it. But, when a society that gets rid of troublesome ghosts finds out about her powers, they’ll do anything to hire her. There’s just one problem… Jane is in love with Rochester and doesn’t want to leave him.

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10 Books in my Summer 2018 Reading List

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Hello readers!

Summer is almost there and, although it’s still technically late Spring, it very much feels like Summer here in Germany! As per usual, the hot weather tends to put me in the mood for lighter reads, not so much fantasy and thrillers, but more contemporaries and YA. I’ve selected 10 books I want to read until the end of August.

My list from last year: Summer 2017 Reading List

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Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

So, I’ve heard pretty amazing things about this books, and it does sound pretty cool!! Also I love the cover so much. And Summer is such a great time to read contemporaries.

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The Sunday Snuggle W20/2018 #TheSundaySnuggle

Hello readers!

This Sunday Snuggle has nothing at all to do with Kiss of Deception, but how nice is this Gif??? It’s been raining like crazy this week – great for reading, awful for getting out of bed early in the morning.

I got from Audible:

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From Netgalley:

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Aaaaand I went mildly crazy at the bookstore, because I hardly ever find a good variety of English books in German bookstores, so this happened:

Travolta is such a model, isn’t he?? 😀 And that edition of Neverwhere is illustrated, so it’s extra cool!!

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Spoiler Discussion on The Raven Cycle

I had added this on my review of The Raven Cycle, but that post ended up so giant that I decided to do a separate post on this!

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1. In book 2, after the whole mess with giant dream creatures battling and all, plus the death of Kavinsky, with plenty of witnesses, how come Ronan didn’t get in trouble? How exactly did the police think it was okay? Did the doctors find a “natural cause” for his death which could be associated with the drug abuse, maybe?

2. Why do electricity/engine gadgets still work after the death of their dreamers? If the animals and people stay in a kind of sleep state, shouldn’t those gadgets also stop working? Or does it only apply to living things?

3. Did anyone else feel that the Gray Man killing his brother in half a sentence was anticlimactic??

4. While of course I’m happy Gansey didn’t stay dead in the end, it felt so disappointing. Of course I wanted Blue and him to be together, but it’s just so… cliché. Also, he must have been dead for 1 minute only. His death was so sudden and he came back so quickly, it was kind of anticlimactic. His second death was such a big thing throughout the books, I expected lots of drama more. Also I didn’t understand exactly how Cabeswater revived him? From my understanding, he isn’t entirely human anymore, he’s part dream, if Cabeswater gave him life.

5. Do Blue and Gansey stay together?? Do Adam and Ronan??

6. The whole “three sleepers” thing must have been a mistake, then? 1 was not sleeping (Gwen), 1 was sleeping (Demon) and 1 was actually dead for hundreds of years. So, even if you suppose Adam’s “waking up” in book 3 counts, we’re still missing one.

7. Oh my god, all they had to do was ask Gwen about her father? They could literally have found him on the last book, in that case, and add 50 pages to it instead of having a full book.

8. I wish Blue had found out about being a ~tree sooner so she could’ve done that a few times throughout the series!

9. I expected so much more drama between Maura and Artemus!!! Where is my drama? Jealousy, explanations? Did he disappear all those years ago because he was called to take care of that entrance to the sleeping demon, or??

10. What majors did they go on to study? Did Blue go to college? Did Ronan get to be a farmer? Did Gansey become a politician? Did anyone go see a therapist??

11. So, with the demon gone, Cabeswater just 100% went back to normal? How was Ronan doing so fine after almost dying dramatically? Did he find a way to keep Matthew in the house, or will Matthew have to go to Cabeswater, too?

 

If you have any thoughts on any of those questions, please let me know in the comments!

 

eARC Mini-Review: Vanishing Girls (Detective Josie Quinn #1), by Lisa Regan

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Rating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Thriller

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I have received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I’ve been on such a mood for thriller lately! I love reading those when I’m travelling or ill, they keep me focused and interested.

In Vanishing Girls, Detective Josie Quinn is suspended from the police force for misconduct. Now, with a girl missing and the Chief refusing to let her go back to work, she takes matters into her own hands – but the truth is much more complex and darker than she expected. Will she be able to save Isabelle and other girls who went missing?  Continue reading

How my “The Raven Cycle” Readathon went!

Hello readers!

So this last weekend had 4 days because of a holiday plus bridge day in Germany, and I used the opportunity to be constantly fed coffee by my boyfriend while reading The Raven Cycle series. Really, I don’t think I’d drunk this much coffee in such a short time in months!

This is the fantasy YA series I cannot stop hearing about and a lot of people whose tastes in books are very similar to mine simply adore it, so I knew I had to read it immediately to see what the hype was about!

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First of all, I’d like to say that all these books looked to be about 300 pages long, but somehow they were all around 430 pages long, which is WITCHCRAFT and messed up my careful planning of how much time I’d need for each. Meaning I got nothing else done in the weekend but reading. I’m glad there was no need to go to the supermarket, otherwise I’d have starved. Continue reading

Quiz: How Similar Are Our Reading Tastes?

This is my first quiz! I think it will be fun to see how different or similar our tastes are. In the questions where you choose a book from a few options, you can just choose the one that appeals to you the most, unless you really don’t care for any of them (in which case you choose option d).

If you wanna know more about the book, by clicking the covers you get to the Goodreads page for each of them. But don’t see my rating for them! 🙂

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What rating did you give to this book?

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a. 2 stars

b. 4 stars

c. 5 stars

d. I haven’t read it

Choose a contemporary:

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