Fire – Kristin Cashore

Fire - Kristin Cashore

Original book title: Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)
Author: Kristin Cashore
Publisher: Storyside
Year of publication: 2014
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 12 h 24 min
Language: 
Swedish

This is the second book in the Graceling series and I really liked the first book, but I didn’t like this one.
Where to start..first of all I didn’t like any of the characters in this book. The protagonist, Fire was supposed to be strong, independent and smart, but I found her to be weak, clumsy and annoying! Continue reading

Graceling – Kristin Cashore

De Vackraste - Kristin Cashore

Original book title: Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
Author: Kristin Cashore
Publisher: Storyside
Year of publication: 2014
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 12 h 12 min
Language: 
Swedish

I like YA fantasy novels and this one was really great. The plot was a bit slow, yet entertaining. The protagonist, Katsa was awesome! She was a badass, strong and independent. I really admired her and was rooting for her the entire novel.
Prince Po was another great character! He was charming and complex. The relationship between them was cute and I liked that it wasn’t a typical YA romance!
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Talon – Julie Kagawa

Talon - Julie Kagawa

Original book title: Talon (The Talon Saga #1)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Year of publication: 2015
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 12 h 32 min
Language: English

This is the first book in the Talon series by Julie Kagawa.

In Kagawa’s world dragons lives among us, hiding in human form. The dragons of Talon are becoming strong and they’re positioned to take over the world but the Order of St. George is hunting them down. This is a story about Ember Hill, a dragon hiding in human form. She wants to live the teen experience and enjoy summer before taking her destined place in Talon but the summer turns out to be challenging. Continue reading

Outlander – Diana Gabaldon

Outlander - Diana Gabaldon

Original book title: Outlander
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Storyside
Year of publication: 2014
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 32 h 14 min
Language: Swedish

This book is part of my 2015 reading challenge

This is the first book in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. There are eight books in this series.

This is the story of Clair Randall, who accidently travels back in time. It is the year 1945 and Clair; a former combat nurse travels with her husband on a second honeymoon to reconnect after WWII. One day she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles and end up in Scotland year 1743.

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A Grimm Warning – Chris Colfer

A Grimm Warning - Chris Colfer

Original book title: A Grimm Warning (Land of Stories #3)
Author: Chris Colfer
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Year of publication: 2014
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 10 h 36 min
Language: English

This is the third book in the series of The Land of Stories and A Grimm Warning starts where the second book ends.
The series of The Land of Stories and Chris Colfer is growing on me! I decided to listen to the audiobook because Colfer is really good at reading it.

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Thérèse Raquin – Émile Zola

Therese Raquin - Émile Zola

Original book title: Thérèse Raquin
Author: Émile Zola
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Year of publication: 2006
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 6 h 41 min
Language: English

This book is part of my 2015 reading challenge

I don’t know where to start with this review. This book was not just horrifying, but also depressing and very dark in a good way, if that makes any sense. This is my first book written by Émile Zola and I really was impressed.

This book is about Therese, who is stuck in a loveless marriage with her cousin and takes on a lover, her husband’s friend, Laurent. Together they kill her husband so they can live happily ever after together. What they didn’t expect was the guilt of their crime.

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Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones

Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones

Original book title: Howl’s Moving Castle 
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Publisher: Harper Collins
Year of publication: 2012
Format:
Audiobook
Duration: 3 h 22 min
Language: English

This book is part of my 2015 reading challenge

A couple of years ago I saw the animated movie based on this book and I loved it. I knew I had to read the book behind the movie I loved.

This book is about Sophie, the eldest of three daughters, who gets cursed by the witch of the Waste. The witch turns her into an old lady. Her only chance to break the spell is in the ever-moving castle on the hills – the Wizard Howl’s castle. Howl has a terrible reputation; he steals young girls’ hearts and eats them. Now Sophie has to handle Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon and meet the witch that put the curse on her.

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Dead Until Dark – Charlaine Harris

Dead until Dark – Charlaine Harris

Original book title: Dead Until Dark
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publisher: HörOpp
Year of publication: 2010
Format:
Audiobook
Duration: 10 h 33 min

This book is part of my 2015 reading challenge

When I first read the plot for this book I thought it was slightly intriguing and I got curious. This book is about Sookie Stackhouse, who is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Charlaine Harris has created a world where vampires live among us humans. One day Bill the vampire comes into the restaurant and Sookie fall in love with him. Then a girl gets murdered.

The leading character, Sookie is beyond annoying! I truly, deeply and passionately hate Sookie! She’s not likable or believable, not as a 25-year-old cocktail waitress nor as a grown woman. One of the first sentences in this book is “I’m blond and blue-eyed and twenty-five, and my legs are strong and my bosom is substantial, and I have a waspy waistline” What!? Really!? During the whole book she spews out stupid sentences that makes her sound so dumb. She is just not likeable; don’t know how else to put it.

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House of Dark Shadows – Robert Liparulo

House of Dark Shadows - Robert Liparulo

Book title: House of Dark Shadow (Book 1)
Author: Robert Liparulo
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 6 hours 53 minutes
Language: English

This book is part of my 2015 reading challenge

The disappointment. The betrayal. This book really made me disappointed! The reason I wanted to read it was because of the cover. It is a very scary and, for me, intriguing cover.

This is the first book in the Dreamhouse Kings series and it’s the story of the King family who moves from Los Angeles to a secluded small town and into an old Victorian house. Xander and his brother David are beyond disappointed. But as soon as the family moves into the house they discover there’s something odd about the house.

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