Ein Roman, der in London spielt und Krimi-Elemente mit Urban Fantasy vermischt – das klingt doch stark nach einem Werk von Bestsellerautor Ben Aaronovitch und seiner Reihe um Police Constable Peter Grant, der es in seinen Fällen mit viel Magie und allerlei fantastischen Wesen zu tun bekommt. „Die Seelen von London“ stammt jedoch aus der […]

With „Library of Souls“, Ransom Riggs’ young adult fantasy series that began in 2011 with „Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children“ and was followed by „Hollow City“ three years later is now coming to an end and the story sets in exactly where the second book ended: with Jacob Portman being stranded in present London, […]

Personally 2016 has been a highly anticipated bookish year for me because with Brandon Sanderson’s „Reckoners“ series, Rick Yancey’s „The 5th Wave“ books and Pierce Brown’s „Red Rising“ saga three of my favorite science fiction science fiction trilogies came to an end within just a few weeks. While „Calamity“ seemed way too rushed in the […]

Es ist eigentlich nur ein Set von bemalten oder bedruckten Papierkärtchen, trotzdem hat das Kartenspiel in seiner Historie schon über unzählige Schicksale entschieden. Seit Jahrhunderten sind Menschen von der Macht des Spiels fasziniert und auch wenn Poker, Skat, Doppelkopf oder Mau-Mau für die meisten lediglich zum kurzweiligen Zeitvertreib dienen, so stürzen die Karten immer wieder […]

Before I started reading „Rivers of London“ by Ben Aaronovitch I had often heard about people describing it as „Harry Potter for adults“ (which sounds really wrong to me because why wouldn’t the Harry Potter series itself already be for adults?) and while this had definitely made me more curious about the book it was […]

If someone had told me a few weeks ago that I would voluntarily read a book about mermaids than I would have laughed in their face because let’s be honest: if you hear the word „mermaid“ you automatically think of creatures that look like the characters in the Disney movie „The Little Mermaid“ – pretty, lovely, charming and […]

After the devastating Battle of Bulikov, army veteran and war hero General Turyin Mulaghesh decided to retire from the Saypuri army and to everyone’s surprise settled down on the resort island of Javrat – far away from the continuous conflict between the Saypuri and the Continent. But while Mulaghesh is trying to leave her past […]

As I never get tired to mention I’m not such an avid fantasy reader and don’t fall easily for books from this genre. I don’t get in the mood for fantasy very often and when I do I usually get very picky when it comes to choosing a book and it often needs a lot of […]

When I read the first chapters of William Ritter’s young adult fantasy novel „Jackaby“ almost two years ago I soon realized that this was about to become a new favorite series of mine. I’ve always been a sucker for historical crime fiction especially when it’s set in the late 19th century and if you also […]

I have the weird and unbreakable habit that I just cannot NOT finish a book once I’ve started it which is often quite annoying because it makes me spend way too much precious reading time on bad or just average books. But there are also a very few cases where this quirk comes in handy, […]

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