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Review: Huset mittemot

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Huset mittemot by Alex Haridi My rating: 4 of 5 stars I know, this book is for young adults. But you can also enjoy it if you are a bit (or a lot) older. The main character Joel is 13 years old and the book is mostly written from his perspective. It takes some time before the story really begins, but that is no problem because the first part reminds you again of what you had to deal with as a young boy and is sometimes very hilarious. Then it gets exciting and pretty soon it turns serious. And it is actually this part I like best. Joel is...

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Review: Sanning med modifikation

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Sanning med modifikation by Sara Lövestam My rating: 4 of 5 stars Someone from Kungälvs library recommended this book to me and I was not disappointed. It is well written. I would not call it fast paced, but there is never a lull in the story, it is constantly engaging. You know from the start there is more to the main characters that the author tells you. You get played in a very good way. It is very different from most criminal stories and that is exactly what makes it a very good book. Recommended! View all my reviews Follow me!...

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Review: Stranger in a Strange Land

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Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein My rating: 3 of 5 stars I really enjoyed the first half of the book, where a Martian comes to Earth and everything is new to him. It is a unique perspective and the only other book that comes close is Foreigner (though the setting of that book is definitely not earth). The fact that this book was written about 70 years ago does not diminish its readability. It is sometimes even very endearing to see how Robert Heinlein thought about a lot of changes in the future, whereas he missed some others...

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Review: Brobyggarna

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Brobyggarna by Jan Guillou My rating: 4 of 5 stars I really liked this book. There is a lot of history in it, but done in such a way that it still is a very enjoyable novel. The characters are ok. The story is very interesting. I knew nothing about engineering in Norway or Afrika. Jan Guillou mixes the explanation of how things work very well with the story. It never gets boring. For me there was only one negative thing about this book, it continued on too long. I think he should have stopped in 1913… View all my reviews Follow me!...

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Review: The Republic of Thieves

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The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch My rating: 4 of 5 stars The endearing scoundrels Locke and Jean do it again! With their wit and pranks, they turn a city into turmoil and make you their accomplice. There is enough bull shit in this story to cover the complete earth. Or at least half of it. But you easily forgive them when they make you laugh out loud again. The story is a bit thin. The past is interesting, until Scott Lynch turns it into a play. I skipped most of those parts. Might have been fun for him to write them, but they were very...

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Review: A Hundred Pieces of Me

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A Hundred Pieces of Me by Lucy Dillon My rating: 2 of 5 stars This is a very romantic story (wait, do I read romantic stories? Do not tell anyone and ruin my badass reputation. Please!). It is a also a sad story. It starts out really interesting. Gina has gone through some bad things and has to piece her life together again. Some things happened in the past, that you are curious about. Shaping her new future leads to some unexpected new acquaintances. Interesting, entertaining and definitely working on your (my) mood. That is how I would...

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Review: The Hero of Ages

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The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson My rating: 5 of 5 stars The story itself is very interesting, again. I find it amazing how Brian Sanderson continues this epic tale. How the world keeps on changing and the challenges for Kelsiers’ crew differ widely from one book to the other. How the allomancy grows into an intricate web of magic. The ‘pre-chapters’ where he explains about the magic are interesting. But there is also a downside to them. They take away the flow of the story a bit and it makes it all a bit more...

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Review: The House of Frozen Dreams

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The House of Frozen Dreams by Seré Prince Halverson My rating: 3 of 5 stars The first half of the book is very good. I would rate that 4 stars. The second half I only rate 3 stars. The setting is beautiful (Alaska) and the story starts really intriguing (why is she there?, why is he going back now?). The characters (Kache, Nadia and Snag) are interesting. The prose is fine. An enjoyable story. I think the second half would have deserved a bit more editing. (view spoiler)[If you want to know why I think a bit more editing would have made it...

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Review: Spellbound

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Spellbound by Blake Charlton My rating: 4 of 5 stars Blake Charlton pulls of, what not every writer is able to pull of: He created a very interesting and thrilling sequel. The second part of the story contains a bit more politics and a bit less adventure, especially in the middle of the book. But once it picks up again, it is hard to stop reading. Very enjoyable. View all my reviews Follow me!...

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Review: The Light Between Oceans

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The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman My rating: 5 of 5 stars It is 3 o’clock in the afternoon, my hair is still disheveled from last nights sleep and I just finished a terribly beautiful story. How much worse can life be? 🙂 This book starts out as an ordinary love story. But as the tale unfolds, you are mercilessly coaxed towards the big lies and truths. Not only of what Tom and Isabel have done, but also of what you yourself would have done, if you had been in their shoes. And I am not so sure what choices I would have made. The...

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