Blackwing (Raven’s Mark #1) by Ed McDonald | Review

Blackwing (Ravens' Mark #1)BowBowBowBowBow 5/5 Ribbons for this awesome & dark fantasy book!

Blackwing is a job not everybody is allowed to do- not everybody can manage. The Nameless choose them for different reasons. Why Crowfoot chose Galharrow, he doesn’t know himself. The Nameless have been fighting the Deep Kings for millenia and humans are just like bugs under their feet at worst, a means to fight each other at the best of times.

Once he had been something, someone else but now, he is Blackwing and when he is not, he rides through the war-born wasteland that is the Range. Magic seeps though its air and creeps into your skin, blinds you, deceives you, makes you sick. The creatures that live there are born of hate and the darkest magic imaginable. Galharrow is hunting in the Rage…

This book is gory, dark, critical and wonderful and it had me hooked from page one guys! In recent weeks, I haven’t had time to read a lot of books but this one was just so awesome, I just had to read it through within a week which is the equivalent of my usually 24 hours 😀

There is a major conspiracy in the book and I really don’t want to tell you more about the plot- which was awesome. it had the gore, it had the social criticism, it had the setting, the world and even some very fitting romance and self-reflection. What stood out for me above all was the amazing main character. That’s why i can really recommend this book to everybody who wants to try out something new.

I loved and hated Galharrow and it was amazing to unravel the mysteries that surround the biggest secret the Nameless have. I really urge you to all go and read this wonderful and gripping start of a new fantasy series that I’m sure will blow your mind! I am usually a little bit stingy,m but I WILL buy this one in August ❤

 

Klara, over and out 😉

 

I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Space Between the Stars by Anne Corlett | Review

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Imagine you’re the only person left on your planet. What would you do? Who would you try to contact? Where would you go?
Follow Jaime on her journey through space and the time after a virus has turned almost all humans to dust, at least that’s what the statistics say.
This story is a story of humanity, of coping with big changes. There is some romance in the story but I’d say it’s about 2% of the whole story, so there are a few mentions about people here and there but nothing major. I loved that it has a sci-fi touch wasn’t really too strong because I tend to find sci-fy books interesting but more often than not, the authors just don’t pull it off and at some point, things are not believable anymore. That really wasn’t the case here. Corlett did a great job building her world and especially the characters.

Especially Jaime is extremely deep, well-developed, strong and independent. I really liked her a lot and the other characters, too. Together they face all kinds of hardships. It was amazing how Corlett managed to show what humans truly are.

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to try out something new without leaving their fantasy comfort-zone 😉

* I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Blitz Review: Short Review for a short Book- Den of Shadows

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Den of Shadows by Christopher Byford will be released tomorrow and I definitely recommend to get the book! It’s not even 200 pages long ( on my eReader) but every word had me wanting more of this awesome story!

Den of Shadows is an awesome, if not a little short, book about the mystical train casino that comes into towns for a night and vanishes the next morning.
The story is full of awesome and deep characters who work and live together on this train of wonders. We get to know a few of the characters better and live with them through sleepless nights full of work, drama and even a little romance. Den of Shadows is a well-written book that captured me from the first page. I honestly wish the book was longer because this world, the idea of this train really fascinated me. I haven’t read something so original in a long time.
Thank you for providing this ARC.

  • I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Blue Lilly, Lilly Blue by Maggie Stiefvater | Review

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Ok, this review is LONG overdue, but I’m going to do it anyway, even if it might turn out a little shorter than usual.

THIS STORY will probably be one of the best I will have read in 2017! Why? Well guys, the truth is really simple: I love the characters, there is always something magical and mystical going on AND the mix is perfect. Fantasy, myths, romance, adventure.

I loved the new characters that were introduced in the fourth book of Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Circle. My heart was beating in unison with the rhythm of the story. There were a few breath taking moments… I simply couldn’t put it down.  I was sucked into this world and devoured by the beauty of it all.

The character development is detailed, subtle charming and it always feels just right. I have seldom read a book that had me invest so much time and thoughts to single characters like Blue Lilly, Lilly Blue. I have mentioned in my previous reviews that plot-wise, the story didn’t move very fast. Not only did that change now, I also wouldn’t have cared anymore because sometimes, as a blogger you want to be a little objective.

I can’t say I want to deprive the Raven Circle books of the last ribbon any longer.

Honestly, I listened to al the books on Audible but I just have to buy them because I desperately want to own them. ❤ As I said, this review is really short and less a review than a call to action:

If you haven’t done so, start the series today!

 

 

Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater | Review

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I love Maggie Stiefvater! These books, they’re just fantastic! I loved the first installment of the Raven Circle series and I loved Dream Thieves just as much!

The characters take my breath away. Gansey, Ronan, Adam, even Blue. They kept me on my toes with their wits, their insatiable thirst for Cabeswater and their adventures.

This time, the story is mostly focused on Ronan and Adam. We get to know how they feel, what they think nd why they want to find what the group seeks the most. For me, that was extremely interesting because at the end of the first book, I mistrusted Ronan extremely and Adam, I could relate to him, a lot, but he did something in the end that troubled me.

Then, I read Dream Thieves and it turned out I liked Ronan so much, I would have liked us to be friends in real life. That doesn’t happen very often, but I could see where he was coming from and I loved him for how he tried to deal with all the sh** that came his way. Adam on the other hand, got only weirder and more unnerving as the story progressed. I also found Blue’s thoughts sometimes really confusing, but she is a lovely girl.

I could hear my heart pounding against my ribcage every time Blue and Gansey had their moments, it was so magical, I think it made me a little addicted haha. I wanted to start the third book immediately but to be honest, I can’t read a series through like that. Especially when it’s not planned because my January should have looked totally different when it comes to reading. Usually I stick to my schedule but this series is so awesome!

Everybody who loves fantasy/YA should start reading TODAY.

The only thing I had issues with was that the books are extremely character-driven and even though I enjoy that style the most, I have to acknowledge that there wasn’t much happening at all. Also I though the end was a little bit rushed. But the feelings were real so 4 ribbons for our ravens! ❤

Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater | Review

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The Raven Boys is the first installment of Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Circle series. I listened to the audiobook via Audible. I was trough it within a couple of days because it was so exciting!

At first, I was really sceptical because the narrator Will Patton has this raspy, whispering voice that gave the story a haunted, mysterious feeling from the start. I really thought it was kind of ridiculous to force the story into such a setting, but as the story went on, I realized that this narrator was the best they could have given the job to.

I loved how the story unraveled, that it was not predictable. There was always something fascination to find for Blue and her Raven Boys. The places, the stories and the mysterious people they meet, it all adds up to a wonderful but dangerous place, full of myths and secrets. I loved how Stiefvater created magical places without having to describe their importance and their history. I just knew from what the characters saw that these were places I would have loved to visit, just to have smelled the air around them.

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What Are You Reading Wednesday #WAYRW 13

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This is a weekly meme hosted by It’s A Reading Thing. I think it’s a cool way to let you guys know what I am currently reading. Let the show begin…

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