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Review: A Little Life

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A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara My rating: 0 of 5 stars If I could give 6 stars, I would give them to this book! Why? Because it is a horrible story. And a very beautiful one. A story so intense that it is hard to get away from. Mankind at its basest and at its best. The story starts out with four boys in college and you have to read on a bit, before you find out that something is off. Once you do, you are hooked and will read on about the rest of their lives. And the impact one of them has on the other three. And vice versa. If there is only one book you read this year, let it be this one! View all my reviews Follow me!...

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Review: After You

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After You by Jojo Moyes My rating: 4 of 5 stars If you have not read Me Before You, stop reading, go get it and start reading that book instead of this review. If you have read it and liked it, you will probably like this one as well. Do not pick it up immediately after part I, but let some time slide. Why? Because this book is good, but not as smashing as part I. The story is nice and has enough drama without overkill, the writing still flawless. There is never a dull moment and sometimes it is really funny. As good a sequel as you can expect. View all my reviews Follow me!...

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Review: The Night Circus

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern My rating: 5 of 5 stars I cannot begin to express how much I enjoyed visiting this circus. It has such flair. Is so overwhelming. With beautiful and colorful prose. Tiny, careful details. And yet everything depends upon each other and there is not one word remiss. An entertaining story throughout. I can recommend this dreamlike book to anyone I know. Next time the circus is in town, I will definitely visit again! Combine the careful written prose of Patrick Rothfuss with a dream like book such as Gingerbread or The Snow Child. At the beginning you might wonder if the story will lead anywhere. Believe me it does! Enjoy the experience! View all my reviews Follow me!...

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Review: Victory Conditions

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Victory Conditions by Elizabeth Moon My rating: 4 of 5 stars Even though it is the last part of the series, I enjoyed it just as much as the other parts. One of the best series in SF, if you ask me! View all my reviews Follow me!...

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Review: Engaging the Enemy

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Engaging the Enemy by Elizabeth Moon My rating: 4 of 5 stars This series is still going strong! Unbelievable! Where other series have a dip after the first or second book, the Vatta’s war does not suffer from that at all! Ky is growing as a woman and commander. She still has self doubts, but not in the ridiculous way as in Divergent. The story is very interesting, again. It is fast paced, well written. What more do you want! View all my reviews Follow me!...

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Review: The Snow Child

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The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a dreamy kind of book. A beautiful fairy tale like story. A majestic landscape. Introvert characters. And love. Alaska. Homesteaders. Farmers. Trappers. And lots of snow. Maybe not as good as Gingerbread by Robert Dinsdale, but definitely in the same vein and highly recommendable. View all my reviews Follow me!...

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Review: Udda

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Udda by Sara Lövestam My rating: 4 of 5 stars I must admit that the start of the book did not really work for me and that I had some doubt if this book was going to be for me. But pretty soon it turned out that there was a lot more than just plain superficial characters looking for sex or having a fetish. And then it was very hard to put down. This is a story about knowing who you are, what you like. About defiance and acceptance. Friendship and family. That sounds pretty big. And it is. But Sara Lövestam breaks it down to little understandable pieces and that works very well. The prose is very light and witty. The characters totally believable (though somewhat different). If you would like to try something different, I can really recommend this book. View all my reviews Follow me!...

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Review: Marque and Reprisal

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Marque and Reprisal by Elizabeth Moon My rating: 4 of 5 stars What can I say? It is a very good sequel. Maybe even a bit better than the first part. Story and characters develop nicely. A bit of tension now and then. Original story line. It did not take me long to finish this book. View all my reviews Follow me!...

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Review: Trading in Danger

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Trading in Danger by Elizabeth Moon My rating: 3 of 5 stars Trading in danger is a very original story. Where most sci fi books are about heroes doing the heroic thing, this book features another hero. One that does not want to be the hero, but has to stand up for herself and her ship. The book is well written and believable. Dialogues are good. At times it is fast paced and really exciting. Not too many details. I liked it! View all my reviews Follow me!...

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Review: I tystnaden begravd

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I tystnaden begravd by Tove Alsterdal My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a very entertaining book. It is not a thriller pur sang, though there is enough tension. But it is a very intensive familyhistory with dark undertones. The setting far up in the north and russia only complete this. The story is very original. The characters are interesting and believable. The plot is intriguing and interesting right up till the end. What more does a reader want? View all my reviews Follow me!...

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