Bookshelf Tour #17 // Northern Lights – Philip Pullman

Northern Lights

“Without this child, we shall all die.”

Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world…

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“I like a good bad boy” // Rapid Fire Book Tag

I found this Tag only and thought it would be fun to do it. Originally it was created by Girl Reading.

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E-Book or Physical Book?

Both. Before I moved I would have favoured Physical Books, but right now I’m reading a bit more on my E-Reader. And somehow my TBR-pile is still growing xD

Paperback or Hardback?

I don’t have a preference tbh.

Online or In-Store Book Shopping

I’m a big fan of In-Store Shopping, especially when I don’t know what book I should get. I like to look around, browse through a few books and then buy whatever I like best. Only when I know what kind of book I’m getting and I will not be near a bookstore in days I will go online.

Trilogies or Series

Series! The more books the merrier.

Heroes or Villains?

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All the books I read // July Wrap-Up

July has been an incredible months for me. I started working on July 3rd and moved into my own room almost two weeks ago. Everything is falling into place slowly and I  couldn’t be happier about it.

But let’s get into the books I read this month shall we?

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Books I read in July

The Power by Naomi Alderman

I picked this book up after my first Book Club meeting. I have seen it on the way there and knew it had just won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, so I stopped to read the Synopsis on the back of it. I didn’t buy it then but when the meeting was over and I was staying to browse a bit.

But enough about how I got to it. This book was absolutely brilliant. It’s a scary mix of fiction and fact. Why scary? Because this fictional world is so different to our world (Girls and women have the Power) but yet so similiar.

You can find my Mini-Review here.

My Rating: ★★★★★

Artemis by Andy Weir

Thanks to NetGalley I was able to read the ARC for this book. Since the book is only coming out in November I will leave the Goodreads-Synopsis and later leave a link to my review on Goodreads here. (And a link to my review once I hit publish)

Jazz Bashara is a criminal.

Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.

Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of Jazz’s problems, as she learns that she’s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself – and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even more unlikely than the first.

Added on 17/08/17: As promised my review on Goodreads.

My Rating: ★★★/★

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

I read this book for London Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club and honestly I’m so happy this book was chosen for this month. I didn’t know what this book would be about when I started it, tho halfway through I read it was some sort of retelling of russian folklore tales.

But about the book .. I’m honestly at loss for words. This books was nothing like the other books I read so far. The story was building slowly up and I wasn’t sure if I like that at first. But the deeper I got into the story the more I liked it. And by the end of the book I was totally in love with the story and Katherine Arden’s writing.

My Rating: ★★★★★

Books I re-read in July

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Last month I got an Email from a german publisher called dtv, who are gonna publish the german version of Carry On later this year. Now why was I excited about that email you may ask. Because with it I got a free EBook copy of the book.

Carry On was one of my favourite books last year so of course I had to get to it as soon as possible. And this month I finally had some time. I still love this book so freaking much and can’t wait for it to be published in German as well. Also I may or may not have bullied my friends into reading this book but psssh.


What did you read in June? What books are on your TBR for August?

.. books I preordered (and can’t wait to read later this year)

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Now that we are officially in the second half of 2017 I thought it would be fun to share my pre-orders for the next months with you guys. Enjoy 🙂


The empty Grave by Jonathan Stroud

This is the fifth (and probably last) book in Jonathan Stroud’s Lockwood & Co. series. It’s gonna be published in September but I can’t wait. I need tos book so badly and I need it right now. I NEED to know what’s going on. Continue reading

Bookshelf Tour #16 // The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit

The Hobbit is a tale of high adventure, undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold. A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving unambitious hobbit, who surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and skill as a burglar. Encounters with trolls, goblins, dwarves, elves and giant spiders, conversations with the dragon, Smaug, and a rather unwilling presence at the Battle of Five Armies are just some of the adventures that befall Bilbo. Bilbo Baggins has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of children’s fiction. Written by Professor Tolkien for his own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when published.

You can find the book here*

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Someone get me some Cheesecake, please // Cake Flavoured Books Tag

I found this Tag when I was browsing Bloglovin and being a cake-lover I just had to do it. The Tag was originally created by Paige @ PaperFury. Before I’m going off on how much I love cheesecake (I’d do anything for a slice right now) let’s get into this:

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CHOCOLATE CAKE (a dark book you absolutely love)

Six of crows, Nevernight or Monster Hunter International. (I feel like I can’t do a Tag-post without mentioning one of these haha) All three are very dark in their own unique ways.

VANILLA CAKE (a light read)

Every book in Jennifer Wolf’s Jahreszeiten series. I really enjoyed reading these books and they were super fun to read (a little frustrating as well but mostly fun).

RED VELVET (a book that gave you mixed emotions)

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Book Review: Arcana Rising by Kresley Cole (As spoilerfree as possible)

ArcanaRising REviewBrief summary of Book 1-3:

Me: Evie WTH??!?!

While that’s what I thought most of the time, I’m gonna give you an actual summary of the journey to Book 4.

Evangeline Greene, or just Evie, starts to have very strange, dark and vivid dreams. She’s dreaming of Death, slimy zombie-like figures and a red-haired witch with a love for torture. Who is that boy talking to her about arsenal, foes, obstacles and the field of battle? And why does it seem like plants are reacting to her? On Day Zero she will learn exactly what her dreams and visions were telling her all along.

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The empty Grave // Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme created by Breaking the Spine where each week you disuss an upcoming release that you are eagerly anticipating.

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After the dramatic events of The Creeping Shadow, the Lockwood team (plus Quill Kipps) deserve some well-earned rest.

So naturally they break into the Fittes Mausoleum, on a perilous mission to discover the truth about London’s top ghost-hunting agency, and its sinister leader.

What they discover will change everything.

But there’s little time to ponder. A near-miss at a haunted fairground is only the start – as the Fittes agency closes in on the team, an epic struggle commences.

With the help of some unexpected, and rather ghostly, allies, Lockwood & Co must battle their greatest enemy yet, as they move ever closer to the moment when the earth-shattering secret of ‘the problem’ will finally be revealed.

Jonathan Stroud once again delivers a rousing adventure full of danger, laughs, twists, and frights. The revelations will send readers back to Book 1 to start the series all over again. (x)

I NEED THIS BOOK GAAAAAHHHH

No but seriously. I need this freaking book. And I can’t wait for September 21 to get my hands on a copy of this book and read it.

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