The Wicked Girls – Alex Marwood

The Wicked Girls - Alex Marwood

Original book title: The Wicked Girls
Author: Alex Marwood
Publisher: HörOpp
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 13 hours 13 minutes
Language: Swedish

This is the story of one summer morning in 1986 when two eleven-year-old girls meet for the first time and by the end of the day are charged with murder.
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Wool – Hugh Howey

Wool - Hugh Howey

Original book title: Wool (Silo #1)
Author: Hugh Howey
Publisher: Radnom House UK
Year of publication2013
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 16 h 40 min
Language: English

This is the first book in the Wool trilogy by Hugh Howey. It’s set in the future where people live in silos and they never talk about the circumstances of living in the silo. If they do they got punished by being sent outside to clean the cameras. Our protagonist, Juliette takes over for the sheriff Hoston and quickly begins to uncover the secrets and circumstances of their world.

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians – Rick Riordan

First Book: The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan

Original book title: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year of publication: 2010
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 10 h 0 min
Language: English

I must admit I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I’ve seen the movie and I liked it though the book is better, surprise surprise 😉
The book is about the young boy Percy Jackson who finds out that he is a Half-Blood which means that his father is one of the Greek mythology’s Gods. He learns this in a very dramatic way and just when he finds out the truth about himself he gets accused of stealing Zeus master lightning bolt and he has to go on a quest to prove his innocence. Along the way he meets other characters from the Greek mythology and he has to overcome obstacles and villains.

Rick Riordan plays with different characters from the Greek mythology and applies them to modern era in an amusing way. If you already know the background of some mythological characters and their stories it becomes even more entertaining.
The similarities between this book and Harry Potter are striking, in a good way! If you like Harry Potter you will enjoy Percy Jackson.

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Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn

Sharp object - Gillian Flynn

Original book title: Sharp Objects 
Author: Gillian Flynn
Publisher: Penguin Random House US
Year of publication: 2006
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 9 h 34 min
Language: 
English

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge

I was so impressed by Gone Girl that I wanted to read more by Gillian Flynn. Sharp Objects is a dark story.
The protagonist, Camille is a complicated and troubled character and it was hard to connect with her as a reader. I couldn’t relate to her, but I was curious about her.

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Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater

Original book title: Shiver (The Wolf of Mercy Falls, #1)
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Audio
Year of publication: 2009
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 10 h 43 min
Language: 
English

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

This is the first book of the wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater and I honestly didn’t have any expectations.. I was just curious about the story because it sounded interesting and the plot was intriguing. A girl. Grace, who falls in love with a wolf who turns out to be a boy, Sam… very interesting!
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Bitterblue – Kristin Cashore

Bitterblue - Kristin Cashore

Original book title: Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)
Author: Kristin Cashore
Publisher: Storyside
Year of publication: 2014
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 16 h 21 min
Language: 
Swedish

I just finished Bitterblue which is the third book in the Graceling Realm series by Kristin Cashore. To be honest, I didn’t want to read this book because the second book in this series was very disappointing. But when I realize that this book was about Bitterblue, a character from the first book I got intrigued.
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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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Pretty Girls – Karin Slaughter

De vackraste - Karin Slaughter

Original book title: Pretty Girls
Author: Karin Slaughter
Publisher: Storyside
Year of publication: 2015
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 16 h 18 min
Language: 
Swedish

I don’t know how to write this review..this book just got to me and I loved every page! This is my first book by Karin Slaughter and after this one I want to read more of her novels!

This book is more than a thriller; this story is so much complex and have new surprises at every turn. There is so much happening in this book right from the start and the twists start early on. The characters are complex and deep, that made the story so much more interesting.
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The 5th Wave – Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave - Rick Yancey

Original book title: The 5th Wave
Author: Rick Yancey
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year of publication: 2013
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 12 h 42 min
Language: 
English

What a page turner! I really liked this book!

This is the first book in the 5th Wave series. It was interesting, filled with action and suspense. I liked the characters, but sometimes it got a bit too juvenile for me.
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