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, […]

„The 5th Wave“ and „The Infinite Sea“, the first two installments in Rick Yancey’s young adult SciFi trilogy, easily belonged to my favorite books in 2014 and 2015 so it was no surprise that „The Last Star“ was one of my most anticipated releases in 2016, especially after the mindfuck that the second book gave me in […]

I’m usually quite a skeptic when it comes to young adult thrillers because as a hardcore thriller and crime reader I often find them quite underwhelming and simply not dark, violent or gripping enough. I have way too often made the experience that YA thrillers or horror novels just can’t manage to shock or scare […]

I have to admit that I’m not really a reader who pays a lot of attention to diversity when it comes to picking books and this is not because I don’t find the representation of people with different ethnical backgrounds, sexual orientations, religious beliefs or whatever not important but rather because it doesn’t really matter […]

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 always been a sucker for time travel stories but not because I’m fascinated by going back and forward in time and see the world of the past or get a glimpse at our possible futures, but because I like how thinking about time traveling messes with my brain. I’m not very good at physics and […]

I was pretty excited about reading the last installment of Marie Lu’s Legend series because it got so many extremely positive reviews and a lot of my fellow book lovers were raving about „Champion“ being the perfect ending of a great dystopia so that my expectations were quite high, even though the first two books […]

Ein von Sebastian (@buechermonster) gepostetes Foto am 12. Mai 2016 um 22:31 Uhr I almost forgot to take a picture for Bookish Scene: Project 52 this week but fortunately still remembered it before the sun went down yesterday, so here’s my picture for this week’s theme „Sunshine“. It was a bit difficult to find a […]

Brandon Sanderson’s „Calamity“, the final installment in the Reckoners trilogy, has been one of my most anticipated 2016 releases since I read the final page of „Firefight“ and I have been looking forward to reading it for a whole year. I was not only excited about how David and his Reckoners team would deal with […]

In 1944, when she was only 6 years old, Yael was deported to one of the Nazis‘ death camps where she not only had to watch her family and friends die but also was abused as a research object by a mad Nazi scientist whose experiments made her suffer even more. But Yael survived torture […]

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