Bookshelf Tour #29 // The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

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Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after…

Earlier this month I finally read The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater and freaking loved it. I loved it so much I just had to get book 2 in the series. And I so can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

What are your thoughts on this series? Have you read them? Or planning to read them?

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Bookshelf Tour #28 // Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.

Can you believe I still haven’t read this book?? Since the movie is coming out soon I really want to get to it very soon.

Have you read Ready Player One? What were your thoughts on it? Are you planning to watch the movie?

Bookshelf Tour #26 // Wonder by R. J. Palacio

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I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?

I still can’t believe I haven’t read this book before. I wanted to read it since I started at my old bookshop in 2013 but in 2018 still haven’t. But I at least bought it now and it’s on top of my tbr.


Have you read Wonder? What are your thoughts on it? Are you planning on seeing the movie?

Bookshelf Tour #25 // Revenger by Alastair Reynolds

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The galaxy has seen great empires rise and fall. Planets have shattered and been remade. Amongst the ruins of alien civilizations, building our own from the rubble, humanity still thrives.
And there are vast fortunes to be made, if you know where to find them.
Captain Rackamore and his crew do. It’s their business to find the tiny, enigmatic worlds which have been hidden away, booby-trapped, surrounded by layers of protection–and to crack them open for the ancient relics and barely-remembered technologies inside. But while they ply their risky trade with integrity, not everyone is so scrupulous.
Adrana and Fura Ness are the newest members of Rackamore’s crew, signed on to save their family from bankruptcy. Only Rackamore has enemies, and there might be more waiting for them in space than adventure and fortune: the fabled and feared Bosa Sennen in particular.
Revenger is a science fiction adventure story set in the rubble of our solar system in the dark, distant future–a tale of space pirates, buried treasure, and phantom weapons, of unspeakable hazards and single-minded heroism and of vengeance…

When I saw this book in Waterstones after the last book club meeting I knew I had to get it. I saw this book last year when I was at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Funny enough I even tweeted a picture of it and captioned it with a “This looks like a book I’m going to like”.

I have to admit I wasn’t thinking about Revenger at all and wouldn’t have gotten it if I hadn’t seen it in the shop, but here we are and thankfully Waterstones thought this book was good enough to put it in a popular spot.

I didn’t even read the synopsis of the book I just grabbed it and went to the tills with it. But reading it now I’m really excited to actually get to it.


Have you read Revenger? What are your thoughts? Or are you planning to read it?

Bookshelf Tour #24 // The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.

There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.

She’s wrong.

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I bought this book some time ago. Back then I heard and read a lot about this book. I thought it sounded interesting an would be a good read.

Well .. I still think it sounds interesting but it also still sits on my bookshelf.

And it’s most likely going to stay there until I’m back at my own “library” in my room in Germany.


Have you read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer? What are your thoughts on it? Did you like it?

Bookshelf Tour #23 // IT by Stephen King

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It was the children who saw – and feel – what made the small town of Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurks, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one’s deepest dread.

Time passes and the children grow up, move away and forget. Until they are called back, once more to confront IT as it sirs and coils in the sullen depths of their memories, reaching up again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.

Around Halloween I finally got to watch the movie IT. Now I’m not really into Horror movies, like not at all, but this one I wanted to watch. It wasn’t as scary as I was expecting it to be, but I thought it was pretty atmospheric.

In fact, I liked the movie so much that I wanted to read the book.

So here it is. It is sitting happily on my bookshelf for a week now and I’m trying to get to it as soon as possible.


Who has read IT already?? How have you liked it??

Bookshelf Tour #22 // The beginning of the world in the middle of the night by Jen Campbell

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‘These days, you can find anything you need at the click of a button.
That’s why I bought her heart online.’

Spirits in jam jars, mini-apocalypses, animal hearts and side shows.
A girl runs a coffin hotel on a remote island.
A boy is worried his sister has two souls.
A couple are rewriting the history of the world.
And mermaids are on display at the local aquarium.

The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night is a collection of twelve haunting stories; modern fairy tales brimming with magic, outsiders and lost souls.

I got was really excited when I heard about this book. I’ve read a few of Jen Campbell’s books and absolutely loved them. So hearing that she was going to write a collection of fairytales got me super hyped.

Bookshelf Tour #21 // Delirium by Lauren Oliver

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In an alternate United States, love has been declared a dangerous disease, and the government forces everyone who reaches eighteen to have a procedure called the Cure. Living with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in Portland, Maine, Lena Haloway is very much looking forward to being cured and living a safe, predictable life. She watched love destroy her mother and isn’t about to make the same mistake.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena meets enigmatic Alex, a boy from the “Wilds” who lives under the government’s radar. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love?

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