I read so many excellent books this year. But I managed to narrow it down to 5 books that I really loved and will staw with me forever. Note that I did not include rereads but wanted to give my new discoveries a chance to shine. They also did not have to be published in 2018 to be on the list. So here they are!! //Grimmsnaught
There are always some books that just don't do it for you. Here are the books I read in 2018 that I just did not understand or like. And if I did not like a book you loved, oh well.. We can't all love the same things can we. //Grimmsnaught
Happy new book year! Do you already have a list of books you're waiting for at the edge of your seat? You're not alone! Here's mine! //Grimmsnaught
Mirage is a good book, but after finishing I just had one question. Did I get the movie-version? I love to read books to get the deep emotional inner journey and struggle of the characters that is hard to get from the silver screen. But I feel that we did not get the full journey! Time-jumping and making room for unnecessary fanservice makes me feel as we barely skimmed the surface.. If you've read and seen Harry potter you might understand. The movies miss a lot that the books have. And in the case of Mirage, the book feels like the movie. //Grimmsnaught
We start where we left of in the first book. Like we just turned a page actually, no time jump at all. Which I really liked, not many authors do this but chooses a time jump and a soft beginning with a recap of lost time. So nice to see something rare. And there is no lazy start. Drama, angst and action from the start. The pacing varies as it should and the puns are on cue. Much like the first book. //Grimmsnaught
This book is a retelling of the classical "Beauty and the Beast", but it has left the disney label behind in the attic with the barbie dolls. Meaning I would rate this book as New Adult (or 18+, if you can handle brutal subjects) and is not appropriate for young readers. //Grimmsnaught
Review of Wicked by Jennifer L Armentrout. 3 words I would use for this book is eventful, steamy and better-than-it-looks. (Ok, i cheated. so sue me ;P) I was overall positively surprised by this book. I expected a quick, noncommittal and easy read during a busy work week and got a book that I did not want to put down.
Spoilerfree review of An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson. It made me smile! // Grimmsnaught