Review: Runes by Ednah Walters

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Book: Runes
Author: Ednah Walters
Format: E-book (Kindle)
Year: 2013
Rating: ★★★★ / 5

 

What do you know about Norse mythology? Greek mythology is very popular among book writers, the most notable example would be the Persy Jackson series, that has a sizable audience (I still haven’t read any book in the series and I am very ashamed to admit it, but I eventually will get there, promise!).

Runes series by Ednah Walters is a YA paranormal tales built in a modern world with connection to Norse mythology. Odin, Freya, Loki, Norns – these were the names I’ve heard before and even knew some myths around or at least what they represented, it was entertaining seeing how it all got connected and developed with our main characters.

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Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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Book: Fangirl
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: Chá das Cinco (Portugal)
Year: 2015
Rating: ★★★★★ / 5

Just to put it out there right away, I am officially in love with Rainbow Rowell! Fangirl was first book of hers that I’ve read and it was brilliant!
Breath-taking!
Fascinating!
Inspirational!
(I can keep going until there will be no more adjectives to express my feelings!)

I read it in one breath because of how captivating, interesting and REAL it was. I was so upset when the book was over and now I am just hankering for more. More Cath, more fan fiction, more Rainbow Rowell. Believe me that her other books are now on top of my TBR list!

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Book vs Movie: Stardust by Neil Gaiman

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Book: Stardust
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: АСТ Москва
Year: 2009
Rating: ★★★ / 5

It was a light easy read, a true fairytale. For some reason its simple storyline, naive characters, subtle romance, magic world and creatures made me very happy.

I wish I would have a physical copy of this book (I read it as an e-book) so I’d be able to bookmark every page that made me smile or just feel bubbly and childish so every time I have a bad day I’d go back and reread those quotes or pages to become a kid for just a little bit, believing in a good versus evil battle where the difference between black and white is crystal clear.

The book tells us a story of Tristran Thorn, a naive (as he seemed to me) young boy, his journey to prove his unending love for a beautiful girl, going through different adventures as he wandered in a mystical world, meeting magical creatures, some good some bad, some friends some foes.

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Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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Book: Red Queen
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Publisher: Orion Books
Year: 2015
Rating: ★★★★ / 5

«I can’t do anything but steal from people who can actually do things.»


The first advice to anyone who is interested in reading this book is: “Do not read what it says at the back of the book!” I went into it blind and enjoyed it quite a lot guessing who the “Red Queen” was going to be. Once I sat down to write this review I actually read the synopsis at the back and it totally spoiled big part of the story. (Just my personal opinion here)

Victoria Aveyard’s debut novel totally blew everyone away, hitting enormous amount of sales and winning Goodreads Choice Award for the Best Debut Author in 2015. Everyone is still talking about this book and hype just picked up again as the second novel in the series was released in the beginning of 2016.

The world of Reds and Silvers, the huge variety of magic and powers, the friendships and romance kept the story interesting and captivated my attention.

As my advice was to read the book without actually knowing much about it, I won’t present any summarized plots, hope you can forgive me for that. I am not being lazy, just hope you will enjoy it as much as I did or maybe even more!

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Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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Book: Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Year: 2012
Rating: ★★★★★ / 5

Oh, Amazing Amy!

This book was an amazing read. The mystery, the drama and most importantly the CHARACTERS. I bow before Gillian Flynn for being able to create something so deep, at some points even disturbing; to be able to switch between characters, between personalities and yet the book felt complete and harmonized.

I absolutely loved LOVED it!

I know it was a late read for me considering that the book was Goodreads Choice Awards winner in 2012, most people have already seen the movie and all the buzz around it has been slowly dying. But anyone who hasn’t had the time or will to pick it up and read it should definitely do it!

Mystery and crime are my favorites genres by far and I have read so many books in this genre, however Gone Girl surprised me on every single page, it was unique and throughout the whole book I’ve never gotten a “I’ve read it before” feeling.

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