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The ABC-Book-Challenge: K

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Hi all! I’ve decided to do the ABC-Book_-Challenge too! I have been thinking for a while to find something to write next to my weekly reviews and I thought this might be fun πŸ™‚

I got the idea from Sofii @ A Book A Thought, so thank you! Like her, I don’t know the original creators so if you do, please let me know!

I don’t have any books with the letter J and I only have a few for the letter K so this will be a short post.

Memorable titles that start with the letter K

  • Kingdom of Ash: of course the last book in this series was gonna be on this list. I loved this series, and I love how everyone has grown since book 1. There still are some problematic things in this book, and series, and I will definitely put them in the review that I’m still writing, but nonetheless, this series has an epic conclusion.

 

Books on my TBR that start with the letter K

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The ABC-Book-Challenge: I

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Hi all! I’ve decided to do the ABC-Book_-Challenge too! I have been thinking for a while to find something to write next to my weekly reviews and I thought this might be fun πŸ™‚

I got the idea from Sofii @ A Book A Thought, so thank you! Like her, I don’t know the original creators so if you do, please let me know!

Memorable titles that start with the letter I

  • I Was Born For This: one of my very favorite titles from 2018 and new auto-buy author. This book was very important for me to realize how we, the fandom, affect a band, or actor, or writer’s life. Review here
  • I’ll Give You The Sun:Β  this book was about a lot of important things, like family, sexuality and the good things in life. I loved how it was told through both Jude and Noah and at the end, I loved how it all came together. Review here
  • The Immortal Rules: I basically love anything by Julie Kagawa, so I’ll always recommend her books. I generally think stories about vampires are a bit meh at times, but this one really took me by surprise. I lied her take on it all, and was sad to find out it was only a trilogy. Review here

Books on my TBR that start with the letter I

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Book review: Rivers of London

My boyfriend had the first book borrowed from the library at his work for AGES and said he’d think he’d like the series, so of course I bought the entire series ^^; I read the first one and really liked it!

 

Title: Rivers of London (Peter Grant #1)

Author: Ben Aaronvitch

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Summary: Peter Grant works with London’s Metropolitan Police and he dreams of being a detective. Too bad for him, he gets assigned to the Case Progression Unit, where nothing happens, basically. That is, until he suddenly gets close to a murder, and finds an eyewitness. The only problem is that the witness is a ghost, and technically, they don’t exist.. right?Β Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale investigates the murders around magic, and Peter finds out that ghosts are the least weird thing in London.

This book was a nice read, in the beginning, it seemed normal, just someone working with the Police, wanting to be a detective, nothing wrong with that. When the ghost appeared, I thought it was going to be a book about ghosts. When the story unraveled further, I got more and more interested in everything that was happening – and more was happening every time.

Peter Grant seemed like an actual “normal” main character to me.. Not that there’s anything bad with anything else, but he was just a guy, wanting a certain job, and then found out he could talk to ghosts, and had magic that he was getting taught. Some things really took him some time to learn, which was nice because it wasn’t the regular “Oh I’ve found out I can do magic andΒ suddenly I can do almost everything”. He got into problems, of course he did, and managed his way out of them (sometimes).

Lesley was his colleague, whom he kind-of-fancied, but who was a great friend too. She believed him and his magic, but didn’t think anything weird of it. She was nice, and it was great that they didn’t fall in love within the first three chapters (I’ll give no spoilers for the rest of the book).

Thomas Nightingale was a bit weird, but a good kind of weird. He taught Peter the magic, and helped him. He didn’t have a lot of story in this book,Β  but who knows what’ll happen in the books to come – it seems like Peter has a lot more magic to learn.

The various mythical creatures -like the water gods- are written really well, and it made the book a lot more diverse. I loved how those creatures were set up in the book, and how they managed around London. The magic around London wasn’t all that visible, but to the reader, it was. I liked how it was like ancient magic set in modern day, and not a complete new world with new terms, races, and everything that comes with.Β The references to other (modern day) books/series are also very much there, which was great.

This book also has quite a bit of the dry British humor, and slang, too. I must say, I did come across words that I absolutely had no idea what they meant, but it was great because 1. I knew it was really set in London, and not just some simplified version of London and 2. I learned new words.

Overall I really liked the book and I would consider this an easy read, because it wasn’t too difficult to learn everything magic because it isn’t a whole new world as mentioned before. Sometimes, that’s really nice to read about. I will definitely be continuing the series!

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Book review: Mythos

Heya! Today I bring you the review of Myhtos, which I read a looooong time ago (like, 6 months or so or even a year). It won’t be a very long post, but I’ll be honest, books like these, with a lot of short stories are difficult to summarize. I could summarize every myth told in one sentence, but even then I think that would take up quite some time πŸ˜‰

 

Title:Β Mythos

Author:Β Stephen Fry

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The Greek myths retold, by Stephen Fry this time. As you might know, I looove mythology, from Percy Jackson to Gaiman’s Norse Mythology. I adore all kinds of mythology books and can easily get lost in all those stories. I must say that the Greek ones are my favorite so far, and this book really helped with that.

I listened to Mythos as an audiobook, which was a great experience. It was one of the first audiobooks I ever listened to (after continuing American Gods with a physical copy, I think. Or before.. I don’t remember), and I loved it. It was read by Stephen Fry himself, which was even greater. He has a nice voice to listen to, and because it’s his own book, he knew exactly how to tell everything.

What I really liked was how Fry explained some things by making references to the current world and way of living. It made me help understand it easier, and it was a great addition to the myths. He also put it all to a quite accurate timeline, which was nice to read. It definitely helped me to see the great view of them all.

I don’t have a particular favorite myth that he told, but to be honest, there’sΒ a lot in this book. Overall, it was great to read/listen to, and I think I might read the physical book too one day πŸ™‚

We also found the second book, Heroes, in the bookstore in the matching edition! we immediately bought it and found out that it had only been out for a day or so, so that was really nice πŸ™‚ I haven’t read that one yet, but I surely will!

Did you read this book? Did you like it? What was your favorite myth?

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The ABC-Book-Challenge: H

If you’ve read any of those titles, please tell me your thoughts!

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Hi all! I’ve decided to do the ABC-Book_-Challenge too! I have been thinking for a while to find something to write next to my weekly reviews and I thought this might be fun πŸ™‚

I got the idea from Sofii @ A Book A Thought, so thank you! Like her, I don’t know the original creators so if you do, please let me know!

Memorable titles that start with the letter H

  • Heartless: I am already a big Marissa Meyer fan, and of course, the fairytales retellings, so I loved Heartless. Review here
  • The Help: A book that should be considered a classic, in my opinion. This book is so important, and especially these days again. I’d recommend it to anyone to be honest.Β 
  • Hogfather: As I said before, one of my other favorite authors is Terry Pratchett. Hogfather is a Christmas story in Discworld style and I want to read it at least once a year to.. get in the spirit so to say πŸ˜‰ Review here
  • The Hunger Games: another book that really sent a message. Also one of the first series I was actually in the fandom, since I was only then able to be on the internet and such xD

Books on my TBR that start with the letter H

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