Bookish thoughts!!!

My name is Nicole. I'm 29 years old and live in germany. This is going to be my little space where I share all my thoughts on books that I have read. English books will get a english review. German books get an english and german review if the book is available in english.

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 48 out of 400 pages.

Wilde Like Me - Louise Pentland

So far this is everything I thought it would be AND I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!

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Die Stadt der besonderen Kinder // Hollow City !!!

Die Stadt der besonderen Kinder: Roman (Die besonderen Kinder) - Ransom Riggs, Silvia Kinkel

German and english review

 

Am Anfang war ich von dem zweiten Buch wirklich absolut nicht begeistert, ich habe zwar ziemlich schnell wieder in den Schreibstil und zurück in die Welt gefunden aber irgendwie hat sich am Anfang alles unheimlich gezogen und es wollte garnicht laufen. Zur Mitte und dann zum Ende hin, hat es sich dann aber Gott sei Dank gegeben.

 

Inhalt: Mit Müh und Not konnten Jakob und die besonderen Kinder aus der Zeitschleife, der Insel Cairnholm, vor ihren Feinden fliehen. Nun sind sie im England der 1940er Jahre gestrandet, immer noch verfolgt und ohne Beistand von Miss Peregrine, die sich nicht mehr in ihre Menschengestalt verwandeln kann. Um Miss Peregrine zu retten, brauchen die Kinder eine andere Magierin. Gerüchteweise lebt eine in London, und so machen sie sich auf den gefährlichen Weg in die zerbombte Stadt. Dort angekommen, finden sie schließlich Miss Wren und glauben schon, gerettet zu sein. Doch ausgerechnet hier, in ihrer vermeintlichen Zuflucht, erwartet sie der größte Verrat.

 

Ich fand die Reise der Kinder wirklich spannend und voller Action, sie sind ja wirklich ständig in eine neue Katastrophe gestolpert und haben es trotzdem immer wieder irgendwie raus geschafft. Besonders schön fand ich es auch, dass wir andere, neue besondere Kinder kennenlernen konnten, selbst wenn wir von dem ein oder anderen nicht wirklich viel hatten. Leider.

 

Gerade zum Ende gab es wunderbare Wendungen, die ich zwar habe kommen sehen, die aber trotzdem wirklich gut gemacht waren und die die Geschichte eindeutig nochmal richtig spannend gemacht haben. Bin auf jeden fall sehr auf das dritte Buch gespannt, dass ich aber leider noch nicht zu Hause habe. Bald. BALD!!!

 

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In the beginning, I wasn't really into this book. I got back into the writing and the whole world super fast, but I still had so many problems in the beginning, where every thing just seemed to drag on. Towards the middle and the end, things picked up, thankfully.

 

Summary: September 3, 1940. Ten peculiar children flee an army of deadly monsters. And only one person can help them—but she’s trapped in the body of a bird.

The extraordinary journey that began in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound friends journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. There, they hope to find a cure for their beloved headmistress, Miss Peregrine. But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner. And before Jacob can deliver the peculiar children to safety, he must make an important decision about his love for Emma Bloom. Like its predecessor, this second novel in the Peculiar Children series blends thrilling fantasy with vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience.

 

I loved the journey they kids had to take, it was exciting and full of action, these little idiots stumbled from one disaster into the next and still always got out of things. I especially loved all the different and new peculiar children we met on their way, sadly we didn't have much time with any of them.

 

Towards the end, there were some great twists and turns, that I actually saw coming a mile away BUT that made the story really interesting and thrilling. Now, I'm really excited to read the third book in the series, that I don't have at home yet but SOON.

Thor, Vol. 1 !!!

Thor, Vol. 1 - Coipel Olivier, J. Michael Straczynski

In the movies, Thor is one of my favorite people. So when I saw this volume on Prime Reading. I HAD TO HAVE IT.

 

I loved this way more than I expected. Seriously, it was so good. I loved the stories, every one of them, I just love the characters. I wanted some Sif. I LOVE SIF. But even though she wasn't around, she got mentioned lots and that gave me all the feels. Ooops.

Lumberjanes Vol.1!!!

Lumberjanes Vol. 1 -  Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooke Allen

I think I mentioned this before but I love Prime Reading, cause now I get a chance to check out all these amazing comics for free!!!

 

I love this one A LOT.
I love the girls. They are so AMAZING. Everyone is so different but truly great. Their friendship is the greatest thing. FRIENDSHIP TO THE MAX!!!
I loved all the stories we got in this volumen. So much fun to read and see.
I loved the art work.

 

This whole thing is just too cute and fun for me to handle!!!

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The Perfectly Imperfect Match!!!

The Perfectly Imperfect Match (Suttonville Sentinels) - Kendra C. Highley

First things first: I received this book through NetGalley.

This book comes out july 10th.

 

This book is the 3rd book in the Suttonville Sentinels series but can be totally read as a stand alone. I haven't read the first two books but I'm planning to read them, cause it's my mission to read all of Kendra C. Highley YA contemporary books.

 

This marks my 4th book, I read by the author and let me just say, I LOVE her writing, her stories and all the different characters.

 

Summary: Pitcher Dylan Dennings has his future all mapped out: make the minors straight out of high school, work his way up the farm system, and get called up to the majors by the time he’s twenty-three. The Plan has been his sole focus for years, and if making his dreams come true means instituting a strict “no girls” policy, so be it.

Lucy Foster, needlepoint ninja, big sister to an aspiring pitcher, and chicken advocate, likes a little mayhem. So what if she gets lost taking her brother to baseball camp…at her own high school? The pitching coach, some hotshot high school player, obviously thinks she’s a hot mess. Too bad he’s cute, because he’s so not her type.

Problem is, they keep running into each other, and every interaction sparks hotter than the last. But with Dylan’s future on the line, he has to decide whether some rules are made to be broken…

Disclaimer: This book contains a crazy night of moonlit skinny-dipping, a combustible crush, and kisses swoony enough to unwind even the most Type A athlete.

 

I got into this story super fast, the reading was amazing (as always), I feel in love with the two main characters really fast, and the side characters were amazing as well.

 

Lucy and Dylan are amazing main characters. They have their own story, they have their own personalities and have their own problems and flaws. And because they are so different from each other, whenever they meet, the air around them just explodes because of all the tension. WHAT MORE COULD I ASK FOR???

 

No, but seriously, I loved them. I'm not really into baseball (or lets just say that I have no clue when it comes to the sport) but I really loved Dylan's POV and I really loved the parts with the sports camp for the little kids. CUTE!!! I also loved Lucy and her sewing. I just love creative things like that (I'm a knitter myself, well, I haven't knit anything this year, cause books. BOOKS!!!).

 

I loved the side characters like Dylan's friends Tristan and Alyssa, they are the main characters in the book before this one. I really wanna read their story. I also loved Lucy's friend Serena and her family, the chickens. That was such an wonderful side storyline. SAVE THE CHICKENS!!!
And of course Otis, Lucy's little brother and overall Lucy's family. So many friendship and family feels. Also Otis was just the cutest when he was overprotective of his big sister. Awwww.

(Can I also just say that I loved that their wasn't one character that tried to ruin things for anyone else!!!)

 

The relationship between Lucy and Dylan was wonderful to read about. Things moved pretty fast but I worked and I was so happy that at one point they just stopped, took a step back and got to really know each other. Of course there were some hurdles along the way but they got through it.

 

And I loved the end of the story. Again, so many family feels!!!

 

So, yeah. Long story short, I highly recommend this story for everyone who is looking for a fun and fast read.

 

Reading progress update: I've read 54%.

The Perfectly Imperfect Match (Suttonville Sentinels) - Kendra C. Highley

These two are giving me all the feels, seriously!!!

My June 2017

The Sleeping Prince - Tödlicher Fluch - A. M. Grünewald, Melinda Salisbury Der Näher: Thriller (Martin Abel 3) - Rainer Löffler Girl on the Train: Der Roman zum Kinofilm - Paula Hawkins, Christoph Göhler This Impossible Light - Lily Myers Exodus of Magic (The Mysterium Chronicles Book 1) (English Edition) - Simone Pond Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. 1 (Alias (2001-2003)) - Michael Gaydos, David Mack, Brian Michael Bendis, Bill Sienkiewicz Der Augenjäger - Sebastian Fitzek Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More - Kelly Sue DeConnick, David López
The Sleeping Prince - Tödlicher Fluch - 5 stars
Der Näher - 4 stars
Girl on the Train - 5 stars
This Impossible Light - 5 stars
Exodus of Magic - 5 stars
Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. 1 - 4 stars
Der Augenjäger - 5 stars
Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More - 4 stars

 

Favorite book(s) of the month: every single one of them

 

Books started this month but haven't finished yet: Artificial Sweethearts, The Book of Whispers

 

This has been the greatest reading month I had so far. 8 books finished, and I love all of them. This rarely happens, so I'm gonna hold on to that amazing feeling for the rest of the year.

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Artificial Sweethearts!!!

Artificial Sweethearts (North Pole, Minnesota) - Julie Hammerle

First things first: I received this book through NetGalley.

This book comes out july 10th.

 

This book is the second book in the North Pole, Minnesota series. But it's one of those series, were the books centers around different characters in the same setting/town and you don't have to read all the books or don't have to read them in order. I haven't read the first book, but I'm sure I will check it out sometime.

 

Summary: It’s not chemistry between Tinka Foster and Sam Anderson that made them agree to fake date. With her parents trying to set her up with an annoying pro-track golf student, and intentionally single Sam’s family pressuring him to bring a date to his brother’s wedding, they could both use a drama-free summer.

So it’s not his muscular arms and quick wit that makes Tinka suggest they tell everyone they’re both taken. Definitely not. And it’s not butterflies that makes a kiss for appearances during the lake party go on way too long—so long that Sam wishes it were real.

But Tinka keeps people at arm’s length—she’s always been second best, even to her parents. And her relationship-for-show could crush everything when she realizes she’s done with fake, pretend, and second-best.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains bikinis at the lake, a lot of making out in dark theaters, and a meet-cute you’ll read twice.

 

I have read a lot of fantasy and thriller in the last couple weeks, contemporary wasn't one my radar that much. So, when I got my usual Entangled Teen email, showing me ARC's I could request, I was all for it. And this book was just what I needed at the moment.

 

This was super easy to get into. The writing was fun and just amazing. You want a fun and easy summer read, HERE IT IS.

 

The characters are great. We have Tinka and Sam, the two main characters. They both have their issues. They both have their problems. No, just being together, doesn't solve their problems. They do that themselves. I also loved the side characters in the story. Sam's family. I loved Jane, Tinka's friend from school and Karen, Tinka's friend from way back when. 

 

I loved all the relationships. The rocky one between Tinka and her parents. The broken friendship between Tinka and her childhood best friend Karen. The fun and easy friendship between Tinka and Jane. I loved Sam with his family. I loved his brother Matt with his fiance and later husband Hakeem. I loved that element. Also I wanna read a whole book about them. JUST SAYING!!!

 

Of course I loved Tinka and Sam. I'm a sucker for fake-dating stories. GIVE ME ALL OF THEM. Seriously. It won't be much of a spoiler, telling you, that the whole fake dating thing will lead to real feelings and trouble ahead. I expected that. BUT I LOVED IT.

 

The characters went through such a journey in this story. So wonderful to read. Tinka and her parents worked things out, she finally got to tell them what she really wanted in her life. I loved the baking element, made me hungry and crave sweets but it was super cute. Sam got to lean on his siblings for once. And just everything. I know this review is a lot of me feeling things but this was just SO DAMN CUTE!!!!

 

Der Augenjäger!!!

Der Augenjäger - Sebastian Fitzek

(just a german review but holy moly, THAT BOOK WAS INSANELY GOOD)

 

Das Buch ist die Fortsetzung von Der Augensammler, trotzdem ist es nicht wirklich notwendig das erste Buch zu lesen, obwohl es eindeutig an manchen Stellen hilft, wenn man den Augensammler vorher gelesen hat. Ich empfehle es beide Bücher zu lesen, weil sie einfach beide so verdammt gut sind.

 

Inhalt: Dr. Suker ist einer der besten Augenchirurgen der Welt. Und Psychopath. Tagsüber führt er die kompliziertesten Operationen am menschlichen Auge durch. Nachts widmet er sich besonderen Patientinnen: Frauen, denen er im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes die Augen öffnet. Denn bevor er sie vergewaltigt, entfernt er ihnen sorgfältig die Augenlider. Bisher haben alle Opfer kurz danach Selbstmord begangen. Aus Mangel an Zeugen und Beweisen bittet die Polizei Alina Gregoriev um Mithilfe. Die blinde Physiotherapeutin, die seit dem Fall des Augensammlers als Medium gilt, soll Hinweise auf Sukers nächste „Patientin“ geben. Zögernd lässt sich Alina darauf ein - und wird von dieser Sekunde an in einen Strudel aus Wahn und Gewalt gerissen ...

 

Gleich von Anfang an, habe ich super in die Geschichte reingefunden, aus dem einfachen Grund, dass mir Zorbach und alina schon im ersten Teil total ans Herz gewachsen sind und ich wissen wollte wie es nach dem Augensammler für sie weiter geht. Und Grund Gütiger, das Buch startet gleich mit einem unglaublichen Knall. (Wortspiel, HA!!!!). Aline ist einfach mein absoluter Lieblingscharakter in den Büchern und sie wurde wirklich wieder extrem in die Mangel genommen.

 

Ich versuche die Bewertung so Spoilerfrei wie möglich zu halten, denn es ist viel besser wenn man absolut keine Ahnung hat was einen erwartet und einen jede Wendung wie ein Schlag ins Gesicht trifft.

 

Es sind so viele Dinge passiert, die ich nicht habe kommen sehen. Da denkt man, man kommt zum Schluss und alles ist aufgelöst und man kann durchatmen und der Autor erzählt uns wie alle jetzt damit umgehen aber nichts da. Bis zum Schluss gibt es noch Dinge, die einem nur so um die Ohren geworfen werden, dass einem ganz schwindlig wird.

 

Und dann das letzte Kapitel. Das letzte Kapitel. Ich will hier noch nicht mal allgemein sprechen aber das war echt gemein. SO GEMEIN.

Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More!!!

Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More - Kelly Sue DeConnick, David López

Thanks to Prime Reading I FINALLY picked this one up.

 

This has been on my list for a while now but I never got around to reading it. So glad I finally did. I LOVED THIS SO MUCH and I can't wait to read more from this.

 

I loved the story, I love CAROL DANVERS.

I really REALLY enjoyed the artwork. Ugh. Just everything.

Reading progress update: I've read 52%.

Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More - Kelly Sue DeConnick, David López

I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!!!

Jessica Jones: Alias, Vol. 1 !!!

Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. 1 (Alias (2001-2003)) - Michael Gaydos, David Mack, Brian Michael Bendis, Bill Sienkiewicz

Thank god Prime Reading is a thing now and I could actually read this volume for free. YOU GO, AMAZON!!!

 

I loved this A LOT.

Since I watched the show Jessica Jones is like one of my favorite people, so I was really excited to read more stuff about her and I'm so glad that I finally got the chance.

 

I loved all the stories.

The artwork wasn't my thing from time to time, but that was totally okay. Cause I got more Jessica Jones in my life and that's all that I wanted and needed.

Reading progress update: I've read 14%.

Artificial Sweethearts (North Pole, Minnesota) - Julie Hammerle

This is such a fun and easy read. Just what I needed right now.

Reading progress update: I've read 13%.

The Book of Whispers - Kimberley Starr

Oh here we go, Suzan's POV is kinda more intersting than Luca's. Ooops!!! Maybe I won't give up just yet.

Reading progress update: I've read 206 out of 428 pages.

Der Augenjäger - Sebastian Fitzek

Oh book, what are you doing to me?!?!?!

I love it, tho!!!!

Exodus of Magic!!!

Exodus of Magic (The Mysterium Chronicles Book 1) (English Edition) - Simone Pond

I'M IN LOVE. I seriously can't wait to read the rest of the series.

 

Summary: Magic is illegal in the city of Mysterium, so Jordan must keep her secret buried deep. If anyone discovers the truth about her powerful and extraordinary magic, it would destroy everyone she cares about.

When Jordan uses illegal magic to protect others from a terrorist attack, she becomes a person of interest for the diabolical Counselor Magnus. He’ll keep her secret as long as she does his dirty work. She soon discovers the disturbing truth about Magnus, Mysterium, and her supernatural past.

Forced to leave the city, she learns about her true ancestors and an ancient prophecy she’s supposed to fulfill. But with Magnus, a vengeful werewolf, and a bloodthirsty vampire hunting her down, Jordan doubts she’ll ever be able to save this ancient race of people.

 

This was one of the books, that I just couldn't put down. Right from the first page I was totally into the story and the world it was set in. The writing is amazing and really fast paced. From the beginning until the end, there is action and lots of things happening, also a lot of questions are already answered. I LOVE THAT SO MUCH.

 

I love Jordan, the main character, and her journey through this book, finding out who she really is and what she has to do. I loved all her different relationships with the rest of the characters so much. What I loved even more that so far, there isn't a love triangle. Romance seems to be far in the background of this story, it's more about what is currently going on in that world and how to change things. PRAISE THE LORD.

 

Also some twists and turns towards the end, that I TOTALLY LOVED.

Thank god, I purchased the series as a whole on amazon, cause I really want to see where things are going.

Ich lese gerade

Wilde Like Me by Louise Pentland
Bereits gelesen: 147/400pages
Ich, Eleanor Oliphant: Roman by Gail Honeyman, Alexandra Kranefeld
Bereits gelesen: 74%
The Book of Whispers by Kimberley Starr
Bereits gelesen: 13%