First month of the new year is over soon, so it's once again time to summarize which books I read in the last couple of days and how I liked them.
Tad Williams - Shadowrise
The third book of Williams' Shadowmarch series started off a little bit slow, but that changed really soon and the stories about Briony, Barrick, Quinitan and even Sulepis, and Chert & Flint became more and more interesting up to the point where I just couldn't put the book down. Because of the minor problems at the beginning, I gave this book four stars.
Peter S. Beagle - The Last Unicorn
I watched the movie at least six or seven times - especially when I was young and I loved it every time. So I finally read the book the film is based upon. This book is a classic and deserves to be called one. Everyone should read it! It's about a unicorn, who seems to be the last of her kind. But then she goes on a journey and finds out more about all those missing unicorns. I love Peter Beagle's way of writing and articulating. The book was just wonderful and way too short. 5 stars!
Maggie Stiefvater - The Raven Boys
Even though I plan to reduce the number of young adult books this year, I just couldn't resist this one. I've seen so many good reviews about The Raven Boys, here on booklikes and other websites. And all those people who loved this book were completely right. At first it remembered me of Kerstin Giers book called Silber but soon the similarities ended and it turned into a great story about a girl, her psychic family members and a whole bunch of boys who have a mysterious adventure together. It would have been a shame if I'd left this book unread because of my "no YA books"-guideline. Definitely four stars.
J. J. Abrams & Doug Dorst - S
There's not much to say about this book. It was just unbelieveable and I enjoyed each and every page of it. It's a mysterious story, a conspiracy and a double love story. 5 stars don't do the book justice. It should get at least 10 :) a more detailed review will follow in the next couple of days, I promise.
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Read Me Challenge January
As mentioned in my blog entry about my reading challenges for 2014 I have a new reading topic for each month. At the end of every month I'm going to show you how many books I managed to read that match the topic. In January the goal was to concentrate on reading books from new discovered authors:
- Peter S. Beagle - The Last Unicorn
- Maggie Stiefvater - The Raven Boys
- J. J. Abrams & Doug Dorst - S.
books read: 4 (+ 2 Mangas)
genres: fantasy and mystery
pages January: 1,918
pages 2014: 1,918
best book: definitely S
worst book: no bad books this month - I really enjoyed all of them!