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Dangerous Creatures ist eine Spin-Off Buchserie von Kami Garcia und Margaret Stohl, die aus der Beautiful Creatures Reihe entstanden ist. Das Buch handelt über Ridley Duchannes und ihren Freund Wesley „Link“ Lincoln auf ihrem Weg nach New York. Link träumt davon, dort die große Karriere als Rockstar zu machen, doch Ridley hat ganz andere Pläne. In einer gefährlichen Glückspielpartie mit dem dunklen Caster Lennox Gates, hat sie einiges verloren und steht nun in ihrer Schuld. Diese Schuld betrifft auch Link, der jedoch nichts von all dem weiß. In New York angekommen, beginnen die Schwierigkeiten für Link und Ridley, welche immer tiefer in das Geschehen der dunklen Caster mit hineingezogen werden.
Ridley war für mich in Beautiful Creatures immer eine der interessantesten Charaktere, sie war stark, unabhängig und hatte ihren eigenen Kopf. Doch wie es scheint, verliert sie all diese guten Eigenschaften in Dangerous Creatures. Sie hat nur noch ihren Freund Link im Kopf und ihre größte Angst ist es, ihn zu verlieren, trotzdem lügt sie ihn immer wieder aufs Neue an. Sie hat keinerlei Stärke und Selbstachtung mehr und ist vielmehr eine weinerliche Göre, der man den Lollipop weggenommen hat. Der Plot war obendrein unglaublich vorhersehbar und nicht gerade spannend. Auch die anderen Charaktere in dem Buch haben mich keineswegs interessiert. Diese Buchserie werde ich nicht weiterführen, da Dangerous Creatures einfach nur langweilig war. Vielleicht funktioniert die Welt der Caster für mich nicht, ohne Lena und Ethan, so oder so, nur Ridley allein schafft es nicht, mich für diese Bücher zu begeistern. Also seid gewarnt, bei diesem Buch hat man nichts verpasst.
I loved the Beautiful Creaturs but I hated Dangerous Creatures. The story was boring and I wanted to punch Ridley in the face most of the time. She is such a stupid girl and does not deserve link. Maybe I need Lena and Ethan or Gatlin or both but I could not get on board with this novel. It felt like a rushed spin off and I skimmed through the last pages. I will not pursue this series any longer. Maybe you liked this book more than I did? Tell me in the comments or on the social media.
The Mortal Instruments is one of my favourite fantasy book series. I has sassy characters, great and detailed world building and an amazing story. Okay the story is maybe not the best story ever but I still enyoed it and the books came together so beautifuly in the end that I just had to love this series. It has also one of the best last books in a series I have ever read. So keep in mind that I really like all six book in this series but I did like some more than others.
# 6 City of Fallen Angels
This was my least favourite book in the series. It felt like nothing much happened and it was just a bridge between the third and the forth book. I liked that the book was more focused on other characters, besides Clary but this book was just a little bit too slow.
# 5 City of Lost Souls
This book was also not the best in the series. This was probably due to the big finale that was the last book. City of Lost Souls sets up the plot for the final book in the series. I did like that it was quiter and not completly full with action. We got some cute moments with Clary and Jace but you know it is too good to be true.
# 4 City of Ashes
The second book in the series was way darker than the first book. I really enjoyed it except for the storyline of Clary and Jace being siblings. That was just stupid and clearly nobody was fooled. It did not get resolved in this book so I was a little anyoed because I did not think Cassandra Clare would drag out this plotline for so long.
# 3 City of Bones
The first book in the series was good but not the greatest. There was a lot of exposition and world building which I loved. Of course there was also a lot of action. Right in the beginning it starts out with very fast pacing. I must say the pacing of all the books is exceptional and you are never bored. But this first book was just the beginning of the story. So much is yet to come.
# 2 City of Glass
This should originaly be the last book in the series but fortunatly Cassandra Clare decided to continue the series and write six books instead of three. For me, City of Glass was a great finale for the first books. We finally get to see Alicante and get more insight into the world of the Shadowhunters. As you know I love good world building and great dialog and Cassandra Clare is the queen of both. She made this really clear in City of Glass and her last book in this series.
# 1 City of Heavenly Fire
The sixth book in the series was amazing. So much more amazing than all the other books combined. I loved every second of it. It was full funny, sassy and action-packed. Everything tied together so well and nothing was left unresolved. The ending was highly emotional and not at all what I expected. There were so many twist in the story and I could not stop reading. City of Heavenly Fire is an epic ending to a great fantasy series.
Falling Kingdoms is a fantasy book series by Morgan Rhodes. It will contain six books. As of now three books are released. The fourth book will be coming out in December 2015. The setting of the books is Mytica, a country with three kingdoms where magic is long forgotten. Mytica is divided into Auranos, the southern country in which people life in wealth. In the north there is Limeros which is highly religious. Between Limeros and Auranos sits Paelsia, the poor country which gets exploited by the Auranos people. The main characters in Falling Kingdoms are Cleo, youngest daughter of Auranos King, Magnus, heir of the king in Limeros, Lucia who also lives in Limeros royal family but who seems to have a different heritage. There also is Jonas, a rebel who searches for justice. Soon the four of them will meet and nothing will ever be the same.
SPOILER – If you have not read the book don’t read any further
The first book in this saga starts out with Cleo travelling to Paelsia to seek out some whine sellers with her friend Aaron. But there is in incident in which Aaron kills Jonas brother, supposedly in self defence. This event will trigger a war between the three countries of Mytica. Magnus will help his father to rise to power. Cleo wants to keep her kingdom save and Jonas wants revenge for his dead brother. This book was magical and fantastical. There were some big surprises that I did not see coming. I loved the writing and world building. We slowly get to know this strange country. I also loved everything that had to do with old myths and watchers. This book series seems to be inspired by Game of Thrones a little bit because characters can die really quickly here. But I think our four main characters will stand until the end.
Rebel Spring is set after the events of Falling Kingdoms. The Limeros King rules the whole country know and rebel groups are forming with Jonas as their leader. Cleo is a prisoner in her own home, Magnus is still obsessed with his feelings for Lucia and Lucia is becoming more and more darker. Her powers will soon corrupt her. This book was full of action, so much is happening. At the end of the book so much has changed. I loved how the story progressed but sometimes the pacing was too slow for my taste. There was also a lot of repetition which was unnecessary. But the last 100 pages made up for the slowness of the novel because all hell is getting loose. After reading Rebel Spring I immediately had to pick up the next book in the series.
All of the characters are searching for the Kindred, a magical artefact that will lead to limitless power. The hunt for the kindred turns into a crazy chase that will end in destruction. This was my favourite book in this series because it concentrated more on the magical aspects of the story. Again, so much happened and the end seems to set up a whole other problem for our protagonists. My other favourite part of this books where the relationships that are finally forming between the characters. I have to say I ship Cleo and Jonas even if I know most of you ship Cleo and Magnus. But I just can’t see them together. My favourite character is Lucia. From book one she is mysterious and flawed. I think she will go through a lot of character development in the next book. But of course I also love the other characters and can’t wait to find out what will happen next.
The forth book in the series will come out in December 2015. It features Lucia on the cover and seems like it will be set in Limeros. I hope we will see more of Lucia in this book and of the gods who were awakened in the last book. I think she will become evil and revengeful because of the betrayal and death of her first love. I don’t think anyone can control her anymore and she will use her power to get out her anger. Cleo and Magnus will probably have more scenes together and will get to know each other better. I can’t wait to read this book. Tell me what you think will happen and tell me how you like this series so far
Season 5 of Game of Thrones premiers on April 12th and it is time to look back on season 4 and see what went on in Westeros. There will obviously be mayor spoilers. I will sum up the events of season 4. If you don’t want to know what happened, don’t read any further.
The North / The Wall
- Mance Rayder marches to the wall with an army of wildings
- The Boltons take Winterfell from Theon and are holding the North at the end of the season
- Bran is wandering the North in search of the three eyed raven with Hodor and the Reeds. They find the three eyed raven but Jojeen Reed is killed in the process.
- There is a lot of fighting at Craster’s keep and after that a baby gets picked up by a white walker and gets turn into a white walker?
- There is a huge battle between wildlings and The Watch. Ygritte dies. Stannis shows up and saves the day.
The South / Kings Landing
- Jamie got a golden Hand and is learning to fight with his other hand
- Oberyn Martell shows up in Kings Landing. He comes there for the wedding of Joffrey and Margery but secretly wants to avenge his dead sister Elia, who got killed by the Lannisters in Robert Baratheons uprising
- Tyrion is married to Sans and Shay is not amused by this
- Joffrey and Margery are married at the purple wedding and Joffrey dies at the wedding feast
- Sansa can escape Kings Landing because all the chaos at the purple wedding
- Tyrion gets arrested for the murder on Joffrey
- Tommen is crowned King and Cersei rules Westeros
- Tyrions trial starts and Shay lies and accuses him of all sorts of things
- Tyrion demands trial by combat. His champion is Oberyn because he wants to kill the Mountain who is Cersei’s champion. Oberyn nearly succeeds but eventually he dies. The Mountain is on the verge of death but gets “saved” by Cersei’s creepy master
- Jamie lets Tyrion out of his cell so he can get out of Kings Landing but before he goes; Tyrion goes to Tywin’s bedchamber and finds Shay in his bed. He kills Shay and then kills Tywin while he is sitting on the toilette
- Tyrion is smuggled out of Kings Landing by Varys and the are both on a ship on their way to the east
- Arya is travelling with the Hound to the Eyrie to bring her to her aunt Lyssa
- Sansa can flee to the Eyrie with Littlefinger who helped her get out of Kings Landing. Turns out he teamed up with Grandma Tyrell to kill Jorfrey
- Littlefinger marries Lyssa and finally kills her
- He and Sansa embark on a tour through the Vale
- Arya and the Hound arrive at the Eyrie but Lyssa is already dead. They do not know that Sansa is there
- Ayra and the Hound are on their way again, killing people as the go
- Brienne tries to find Sansa and Arya
- Brienne finally finds Arya and the Hound and nearly kills the Hound but Arya does not want to go with Brienne
- Arya leaves Westeros and takes a ship to Braavos
- Daneryes Dragons grew bigger
- She takes Mereen, frees the slaves and decides to stay there and rule over Merreen
- It is revealed to Dany that Jorah betrayed her at first and so he throws him out of Mereen. She also has sex with Daario.
- Danys dragons are eating children. Dany has to lock them up but is very upset about it. Drogon is nowhere to be found and can’t be locked up
Rank it is a new art of Blogpost I hope to do more often with books and movies. I want to show you how I would rank books and movie of a series. That does not mean that books and movies that are not ranked high are automatically bad. I just love some books more than other. I’m starting with the first 5 books of A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. I love all of them and gave all a 5 star rating. But there are books that I like even more than others in this series. So here is my ranking of them.
This is my least favourite book in this series because I think not a lot is happening. We get introduced to Stannis, Renly and Davos. There are some chapters with Theon Greyjoy as a POV and I thought they are really boring. I also don’t like Renly Stannis and Davos a lot. But of course I still loved it because the world that George R. R. Martin has created here is so rich in detail and so amazing that all his books are great.
A Game of Thrones is on place 4 because I watched the first two seasons before I started reading the series. So the first book was not as interesting for me because I knew a lot already from the TV shoe. There is also a lot of Exposition and so many characters to keep track of. You learn a little bit of history of Westeros and you learn how everyone is intertwined and related to each other. This is hard to get through when you need to get to know the characters first.
I recently read A Dance of Dragons and even if it is not the longest book in the series, for it still was the longest. Martin looses himself in all the descriptions. There are just too many descriptions. I found Asha’s chapter really boring and missed Kings Landing. But there were Dragons and Dany’s chapters were so good. I also liked that there was a shift and some major characters took journeys that I did not expected them too.
This book was the longest in the series so far and it is the one with the most action. It is fast paced and so much is happening. Mostly I could not tell what would happen next and I loved that this book was so unpredictable. Also the Red Wedding happens in this book. I really loved it but it is not my favourite even if it is most people’s favourite book in the series. It could only get to second place because there was a book I even liked more than this one.
I loved it. I know a lot of you don’t love it as much as the other because it has no John Snow, no Tyrion and no Dany. I missed Dany dearly but it had Drone and I love Dorne so much. I want to see more from Dorne it seems to be an amazing place. A Feast for Crows also had great chapters set in Kings Landing. I loved that in this book so many women were POV. Cersei’s chapters were so good and I can’t wait to see how her story will go on.
I love to read book series because you have more time to get to know the characters and the story can really develop. I do also love stand alones but series have a special place in my heat. Here are some of the book series, I’ve read so far:
The Selection by Keira Cass
This dystopian book series seemed more like the reality TV show The Bachelor, than a thrilling YA story. It was not my cup of tea. I hated nearly all characters and was more than annoyed with the plot. Especially the second book was just stupid. So if you aren’t sure about this one, don’t give it a go, it is not worth it.
Divergent by Veronica Ross
Most of you will know about Divergent because it was made into a major movie in 2015. Now it’s a whole franchise. I never really know how I should feel about Divergent as a series. I really liked the first book, but it was also one of the first YA novels I’ve read, so there was not much competition. The last book was awful by comparison and the plot was not wrapped up nicely. So it is hard for me to say if I like this series or not.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
We all love Katniss Everdeen, the girl who is on fire. I can’t wait to see the last instalment of the movies because I think these are great adaptations. As for the books, I loved them. After reading Mockingjay twice, I loved even this one. If you want to start reading dystopian fiction, start here. It’s a great way to begin this genre.
Gone by Michael Grant
These books are very violent and gruesome. You need a strong stomach to get through them but nevertheless, I loved all six of them. The story was so captivating and well thought out. For me these books are like one enormous book, I can’t even say where one book ends and the other and I think this is really rare and totally a good thing.
The Skinjacker Trilogy by Neal Shusterman
This series has a really interesting concept. Even if there are some younger children involved I think the books got philosophical and had deep meaning under its surface. If you are searching for a rather unconventional read without love triangles and rebellions against a regime, you have found your book series. I highly recommend these books because they were a great read and really stuck with me.
The Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
I know there is not a lot of love for the caster chronicles but I still love them. I think Ethan and Lean are an amazing couple, even with all that is happening in the second book. And if you know me, you are aware that I love the south of the US so this series had me at once. But I also loved the plot with all its magic and different creatures in this small town.
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
I think we all know Edward and Bella and their story. I like the Twilight books because they introduced me to YA and I love the movies. I know they are cheesy and highly religious but I still like them. They are just a light and fast read and Bella and Edward are kind of cute together. But I have to say the writing style is not very impressive.
The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson
The Millennium books were one of the few thrillers I liked. They are very long and way too detailed but I loved the story with all its twist and turns. If you do not fear big books and you like complicated thrillers, you should definitely give this series a try.
I love to read book series because you have more time to get to know the characters and the story can really developed. I do also love stand alones but series have a special place in my heat. Here are some of the book series, I’ve read so far:
Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
This will always be my favourite series ever. I love these books and it was an amazing experience to grow up with Harry. These books will forever be something very special for me and I re-read them all the time.
Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
I have never read another book saga that was so rich in details and story than The Lord of The Rings. J. R. R. Tolkien created not only a world but a complete history for this world as well as languages. I can never forget this amazing story and I still want to life in the Shire with the Hobbits.
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
I loved this series and am obsessed about Warner. This is my favourite dystopian series, not because there is action or great world building. In Shatter Me you will find the most distinct character development ever and the most realistic version of a love triangle I have ever seen.
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
This was the first series by Cassandra Clare I’ve ever read. First I was a bit reluctant because I did not get why everyone loved this series so much. It was so for me. But after the first few books I got into it and suddenly I could not stop reading. I know I will read everything that is set in the Shadowhunter World because Clare is a master in world building and dialog. Especially great world building is very seldom in YA.
The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
Like The Mortal Instruments, I also loved The Infernal Devices. I’m not a fan of love triangles but the one in this books was more than that, it was such a strong bond between three people that got to me and had me in tears at the end. I cried so much while reading the last book, I became really emotional. So if you like The Mortal Instruments or you just love Urban Fantasy check out this series.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
I’ve read the whole Maze Runner series in a short amount of time. The books are fast paced and a quick read. But there is NO world building, really none. Also there are no explanations only in the last book of the trilogy. And even then we don’t get all the answers we are waiting for because there is a prequel coming out. So for me it is not a trilogy but a series containing four books. I would not recommend these books because the plot is just ridicules.
Unwind Dystology by Neal Schusterman
I loved the Unwind books. They were one of the first YA series I’ve started and kept me on the edge of my seat until the end of the last book. The plot is so complex and interesting it completely drew me in. There is a lot of world building which I loved and even if Unwind draws a horrifying picture of our future, it is extremely realistic. If you want to read a YA series with depth and social commentary check these four books out.
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
I wanted to read this trilogy so bad and liked the first book very much but did not love it. As the series progressed my interest in it wore off. I did not like the writing style and found it very confusing. Also the ending didn’t resolve a lot so I was very disappointed with this series. But the first book is still good so maybe you want to make up your mind by yourself and try out these books.
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
I really liked this series. The first book is amazing and even if the last book is kind of a stretch I still liked it. The ending was terrible though. I loved that you don’t know what is real and I also really liked the flashbacks in the books. The whole theme and plot was intriguing to me. There was inst-love which I’m not a fan of but Mara is a great character nevertheless. If you like mystery you should definitely check this one out.