I’m a bit late but here is my Wrap-Up for November.
Grisha – Goldene Flammen by Leigh Bardugo
Ravka is split. The Unsea, a dark shadow that inhabits the darkest creatures, has split the country in two. And that’s were the first Army is heading. Being a cartographer Alina is going with them to cross the Unsea. But as the group is crossing the shadow something terrible happens. Maljen, Alina’s best friends gets attacked by one of these dark creatures. When she comes to his aid a bright light cuts through the shadow. What follows next is even more unbelievable for Alina. She is a Grisha. And not just any but the sun summoner. She is supposed to bring peace to Ravka. But can she really trust the people at the Little Palace?
This is book 1 of the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo in german. I wanted to re-read the first book because I wanted to talk about the trilogy in our Live Reading Tips
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
Rose is only 11 years old when she first encounters alien technology. She has been driving around with the new bike she got for her birthday when she fell into a deep hole. Later she sees pictures of it. Of the square hole with strange glowing carvings at its walls. Of the hand she had landed on. Years later Rose is a physicist and leader of a small group trying to solve the secret surrounding the strange artifact. Soon they figure out there is much more to it than first expected.
I had been eyeing this book for quite some time before I actually bought it. I had doubts if the format it was written in would make sense at all. And god I’m so glad I picked it up. I was struggling a bit on the first pages but then couldn’t put it down anymore.
The girls by Emma Cline
Evie is alone. Her parents just got divorced and she had an awful fight with her only friend. So when she sits in the park all by herself she spots a group of girls, and is awed by their freedom and careless attitude. A bit later she meets one of the girls, Suzanne, again and is introduced to a soon-to-be cult and their charismatic leader. To Evie the ranch is exotic and thrilling. As she spends more and more time on the ranch her obsession with Suzanne only grows and grows. But she doesn’t realize how close she is getting to do unthinkable things.
I have picked up this book because some colleagues have told me how amazing this book was. This book sounded really great when they were talking about it and I wanted to like it so much .. but I didn’t. I was mostly annoyed tbh.