review: the oddling prince by nancy springer

What is a friend? Troth without end.
A light in the eyes, a touch of the hand –
I would follow you even to Death’s dark strand.

A medieval Celtic kingdom – which is normally isolated and has to fear only occasional revolts by one of the vassals – now has to face a bigger threat than ever before. The king is lying on his deathbed, his sickness caused by a mysterious and certainly magical ring, with no hope for rescue. The only chance to save his life seems to be a young man, seemingly not out of this world. The Oddling Prince tells the story of two young men from different worlds with a friendship that defies everything else.

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review: big water by andrea curtis

Thinking about facing one’s fate head on is perfectly fine when it’s theoretical, distant, a glimmer of an idea, not even the idea itself.

A heavily laden ship with flimsy lifeboats and panicked passengers in heavy waters – the perfect foundation for a heart wrenching drama to unfold. Big Water is a fictional portrayal of the real-life story of the only two survivors of the sinking of the SS Asia in 1882.

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review: norse mythology by neil gaiman

The Norse myths are the myths of a chilly place, with long, long winter nights and endless summer days, myths of a people who did not entirely trust or even like their gods, although they respected and feared them.

This is a spoiler-free review which can also be viewed HERE.

Since I was little I loved to read everything related to mythology – mostly greek and egyptian, but norse mythology was also dearly loved. The daughter of friends of my parents taught me everything she knew – which was quite a lot – because she loved mythologies as well. So when I stumbled over Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman I couldn’t do anything else than buy and read it. It consists of various short stories that weave around the norse gods and goddesses and interlace with each other.

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review: flame in the mist by renee ahdieh

Sometimes we must fall forward to keep moving. Remain motionless—remain unyielding—and you are as good as dead. Death follows indecision, like a twisted shadow. Fall forward. Keep moving. Even if you must pick yourself up first.

This is a spoiler-free review which can also be viewed HERE.

A beloved Disney-tale fashioned into a whole new story by a wonderful, strong and well-known author? Set in feudal Japan, the original story of Mulan follows the way of young Mariko who desperately needs to find her own destiny in a world ruled by men. Raised with her only purpose to marry the son of the emperor, she finds herself between thieves and murderers after an ambush – just to discover dark secrets that force her to question everything she’s ever known.

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review: a court of wings and ruin by sarah j maas

What we think to be our greatest weakness can sometimes be our biggest strength.

This is a review containing major spoilers which can also be viewed HERE.

After waiting months in agony for this book, I was so happy when I finally laid my hands on this. A Court of Wings and Ruin is he sequel to one of my favourite books ever and I was ridiculously insufferable until I got it. I was prepared to be destroyed by this work and still I dove right into it – not able to stop. I had so many expectations that needed to be fulfilled. So many questions that needed to be answered. After finishing it, there seem to be even more questions than before. And I’m still not over everything that occurred during these pages. No wonder I needed some weeks to gather my thoughts until I was able to put this review together.

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