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Review: City of Bones

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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare My rating: 3 of 5 stars Lately I have been reading a lot of books about unsure teenage girls with a bad temper and stunning looks (who are not aware of this themselves). Apparently there are a lot of girls out there who need to read about this. As I am not a girl and no teenager any more, that part of the story is not very attractive to me. City of Bones is a story like that. Apart from the girlie thing however, the story is interesting. The setting is nice. The stories about werewolves, vampires and faeries...

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Review: Spellwright

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Spellwright by Blake Charlton My rating: 5 of 5 stars Blake Charlton introduces you to a familiar middle ages fantasy setting and a boy who wants to become a wizard. He is a bit dyslectic however and has problems mastering the wizard languages. The story starts with some minor troubles, that soon evolve into real problems for this young would-be wizard and his teacher. The tension builds and before you know it, is long past midnight and time to put the book down. Which I found very hard to do! The way magic works in this story is highly...

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Review: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce My rating: 5 of 5 stars Do not expect this book to blow your mind. No epic stories. No big heroes. Just a simple man, the kind you or I could turn into. Dealing with his past in an unlikely way. The first quarter of the book is ok, not spectacular or anything. But as Harold keeps on going and his past keeps on creeping up, his story grows on you. Last night I finished the second half of the book in one go. I just could not bear to put it away. I had to know how it ended. Because I knew,...

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Review: The Year of the Flood

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The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood My rating: 2 of 5 stars This is by far the most peculiar fantasy novel I ever read. If you expect great heroes and fantastic quests, stop reading and turn elsewhere. What you will find are the last years before an apocalypse. The apocalypse of the world as we know it. Margaret Atwood paints a very believable picture of how life could be at that point. And that is the most interesting part of this book. There is some kind of a story, but I believe she uses it more to paint the world than the other way...

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Review: Red Seas Under Red Skies

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Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch My rating: 3 of 5 stars Locke and Jean keep on thieving, cheating and fighting their way through life in part 2 of the Gentleman Bastard series. It is not as new as it was in part 1, but still very enjoyable. Their grand scheme has even gotten grander than the one they setup in part 1. It is very unlikely that anyone could pull off, what they pull off. But then again, you are a gentleman bastard or you are not. πŸ™‚ A lot of things do not go exactly as planned, so you will be in for a few surprises and...

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Review: Allegiant

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Allegiant by Veronica Roth My rating: 2 of 5 stars Part three of the series is a bit disappointing. It is not a bad story, but it is not very exiting either. There is some adventure, then Tris doubts herself, Tobias doubts himself, Tris doubts herself, Tobias doubts himself and then a bit more adventure. The last part of a series is seldom the best. This book is no exception to the rule. If it had been half as thick, I would have liked it a lot better. View all my reviews Follow me!...

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Review: Insurgent

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Insurgent by Veronica Roth My rating: 4 of 5 stars I have not read Divergent, I saw the movie, so I cannot compare the two. Insurgent is exciting and fast paced. It takes a few pages before the story really starts, but from then on, you are in a roller coaster. A lot of people will probably compare this book with the Hunger Games. And it is definitely in the same corner. Both are about a young inflammable girl that is part of a rebellion against oppressors. But it is a completely different story. Although Tris can be as caught up in her...

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Review: De Falende God

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De Falende God by Mike Jansen My rating: 2 of 5 stars Eigenlijk zou ik dit boek graag 4 sterren geven. Want het verhaal an sich is dat zeker waard. Het is een grootst epos, met meerdere conflicten en ik ben zeer benieuwd hoe dat verder gaat. Maar… ik vind het boek niet heel goed geschreven. Enerzijds zitten er soms kromme zinnen in, die me uit de flow van het lezen halen. En dat vind ik erg jammer. Storender vind ik dat Mike Jansen weinig geloofwaardige personages creΓ«ert. Dat doet echt veel afbreuk aan het boek. Mensen kunnen...

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Review: The Night of the Swarm

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The Night of the Swarm by Robert V.S. Redick My rating: 4 of 5 stars I have finished the last book. And with it came the parting of some characters that had become friends for a while. It feels a bit like I lost something. But I will probably get over it. πŸ™‚ If you have read the other 3 books, you will definitely read this one. If you have not read the other three books yet, you had better get started. πŸ™‚ This last part of the series is just as good as part three. Enough adventures and emotions. And a fitting end. I have enjoyed reading this...

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