Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard

17878931Title: Red Queen
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Dystopia
Pages: 382
Publisher: HarperTeen
Published: February 10th, 2015
Rating: 3,5 STARS
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This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.
The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.

That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.

Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.

But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart…

Ugh, it’s been a few months since I actually did read this book but better a late review than never a review. The opinions about this book vary so much and often it seems that you either hate or love it. More than once I have read that the book copies others such as The Selection Series by Kiera Cass. Personally I can’t say this since I haven’t read this series but I had some moments when I thought about some other books like Throne of Glass (being the champion), behaving super bitchy and childish at times, having abilities she needs to learn to control (TOG & The Young Elites), being attracted to the prince, etc.

Basically, the book is fulfilling all the Young Adult Fantasy clichées but altogether I rated it with 3,5 Stars. The writing wasn’t bad and I’m curious how the story will continue but to me it doesn’t live up the hype made about it.

 

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October Wrap up & November TBR

So, finally here it is, my October Wrap Up and November-TBR!

Last month I manage to read/listen to 8 books altogether but only because I have been sick in bed for a week straight.

October Wrap-up

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The first book I read was The Rose Society by Marie Lu. The Review can be find here.

Then picked up Scherbenseele (Glass bodies) – a German book. It’s by the Swedish author duo Erik Axel Sund. I rated it 4 Stars.

Next up I listened to the German version of Carrie (Stephen King). I expected more of it to be honest. It’s maybe because I knew the movie – the old original one from 1976 – for many, many years (basically since I was 10 when I saw it for the first time…) that made me not liking the book as much as I would have wanted to. It’s one of these rare expectations where the movie is better than the book. But there will probably come a full review. However, I have it 3 stars.

Then I finally finished The Banished of Muirwood  Jeff Wheeler. A review to it will come within this week. I rated it with 4,5 Stars. Continue reading “October Wrap up & November TBR”

The Rose Society – Marie Lu

“Why feel guilty for something that isn’t your fault?
Because I loved him. And now he is gone.”

25388015Title: The Rose Society (The Young Elites #2)
Author: Marie Lu
Genre: FantasyYoung Adult, Dystopia
Pages: 395
Publisher: Putnam Books for Young Readers
Published: October 13th, 2015
Rating: 3,75 (???) STARS
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Synopsis*:
Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all.

Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her.

But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness?

“When you’re all alone in a world that hates and fears you, you want to find others like yourself. New friends. Elite friends.” 

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September Wrap-Up, Currently reading & October tbr

My god, how can it be October already? To where did this month vanish? It’s horrible that time passes so quickly.

Well, over September was a pretty OK reading month. I read 5 books all together and that’s a good amount of books I’d say.

Reviews:

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5 Stars

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Queen of ShadowsSarah J. Maas 
Review on my blog.

All The Light We Cannot SeeAnthony Doerr 
Review on my blog.

Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) – J.K. Rowling 

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4 STARS

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The Young ElitesMarie Lu 

All Of The AboveJames Dawson 

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Queen of Shadows – Sarah J. Maas

“Let’s go rattle the stars.”

18006496Title: Queen Of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: FantasyYoung Adult, 
Pages: 656
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Published: September 1st, 2016
Rating: 5 STARS
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Synopsis*:

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past…

She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight.

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

!!!THIS REVIEW INCLUDES HIDDEN SPOILERS!!!

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