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Travelling the World Through Pages

Norse Mythology

norse mythology

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved the Greek myths. What began as a school assignment quickly turned into a passion as I began to learn more and more about the classical world. I dabbled a little in other mythologies (mostly Egyptians and Romans), but as far as I was concerned, nothing could match the beauty of the Greek stories. Continue reading “Norse Mythology”

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

the unbecoming of mara dyer

This is probably the best example of wasted potential I’ve seen in a book. The massive problem this book had was pacing. For the grand majority of the book NOTHING happened. The editor should’ve gone John Bender on this manuscript. Continue reading “The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer”

The Dark Prophecy

the dark prophecy

This one was better than the first book. Let me just start with that. I already loved The Hidden Oracle – Apollo is an amazing narrator and how could I not be happy with an openly bisexual protagonist in a children’s fantasy book? The haikus for chapter titles continue in The Dark Prophecy, which is another thing I love. They perfectly show Rick Riordan’s deadpan and occasionally absurd humour. This book also contained more lesser known monsters and deities from Greek mythology, which is always a plus for a mythology nerd like me – though it also makes me faintly jealous of Rick Riordan’s knowledge – I’ll just have to remind myself that he must have done alot of research. And of course we have some familiar faces from previous books set in the Percy Jackson universe, as well as a few incredible characters. For example -minor spoiler- an old lesbian couple, who left the Hunters of Artemis to be together, and their adopted daughter. Continue reading “The Dark Prophecy”

City of Ashes

city of ashes

The Mortal Instruments series is one of my favourite book series of all time. If I could rate it with 50 stars or even 100, I would. One of my favourite things about City of Ashes is that since City of Bones was mainly concentrated on Clary, we not got to see what all the other characters were doing. There are several point of views which I absolutely liked since it gives you the opportunity to get to know all the characters better, which is a good thing since Cassandra’s characters are all amazing. I don’t even know where to start I mean my favourites will always be Alec and Magnus but all the other characters are also incredible. Continue reading “City of Ashes”

Can You Keep A Secret?

can you keep a secret

To start of: this is probably the funniest, most romantic book I’ve ever read. Well, maybe not the most romantic, but it certainly does a good job. Continue reading “Can You Keep A Secret?”

The Calling

the calling

It hooked me. Very much. It contained this extremely fast pacing that kept on tempting me to read chapter after chapter without having my body show any sign of tiring. Moreover, the pages ¬†flew by at such a rapid speed that I most likely unintentionally skimmed some sentences here and there. It was as if I had to read an express mode, otherwise I would have lost my pacing and wander behind the characters, This is a book that ¬†actually increased my heart rate. Continue reading “The Calling”

Fallen

fallen

This book has been haunting me at the bookstore for the past years. I have wanted to buy it to take home and read, and yet something always held me back. Maybe it was the blurb, the fact it was another story about the paranormal or the fact it looked a little bit too dark and serious for my liking. I finally made the plunge and bought the book and what a mistake it was! Continue reading “Fallen”

Since You’ve Been Gone

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The book was beautiful. The entire process of self-discovery, and how Emily changes from a shy, easily over-looked person to an independent, strong female. Right from the beginning, Sloane’s been shown as having an upper hand in their friendship, with her being the “shine” of the duo with her being the one everyone noticed, and Emily’s always just tagging along with whatever Sloane did. The essence of the book lies in Emily breaking out of that shell, Emily finding out that she doesn’t have to depend on anyone else for her happiness, and in Emily discovering another side of herself. Continue reading “Since You’ve Been Gone”

The Power of Six

the power of six

I am really a problem child when it comes to reading new books. I love to read my favourite novels on a loop, and whilst that isn’t an unforgivable crime, it certainly limits the amount of literature you get exposed to. Continue reading “The Power of Six”

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