top ten thursday: 2019 releases

It’s this time of the year again – the beginning of … well, a new year in which normal people talk about their New Year’s resolutions while all the readers talk about the books being released in the next 365 days. To be fair – there are quite a lot of books coming out every year and keeping an eye on all of them isn’t the easiest thing. I won’t exclude myself from this group because while thinking about this blog post, I made several lists to keep track of all the releases I didn’t want to miss. And yes, those lists weren’t identical since I always missed one or two books in my enumeration. Still, I picked out my Top Ten of book releases I don’t want to miss in 2019.

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review: crooked kingdom by leigh bardugo

I would have come for you. And if I couldn’t walk, I’d crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we’d fight our way out together-knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that’s what we do. We never stop fighting.

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

My feelings are shattered like a million stars over the night skies. I’m not sure anymore what to feel or what to do. My life seems so empty now that i finished Crooked Kingdom and I don’t know what to do with it. I finished the book almost three weeks ago but my brain was not able to order my thoughts enough to write an adequate review. I’m not even sure whether this one will be really helpful. After reading Six of Crows I couldn’t wait to dive right into the second books – my beloved Dregs were waiting for me in Ketterdam and I yearend for more adventures with them. I thought I loved them after finishing the first book – but after reading the second one my love was taken to a new level.

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review: six of crows by leigh bardugo

She wouldn’t wish love on anyone. It was the guest you welcomed and then couldn’t be rid of.

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

By the time I finished the Grisha trilogy by the wonderful Leigh Bardugo I had already heard a lot of the Six of Crows duology and the felt the hype around it. The books were already on my wishlist for some time and I just couldn’t resist buying them. I hoped to race through them but my life thought otherwise and put a lot of stones in my path. So I needed quite some time to read Six of Crows – but none of the reasons was because of the book itself.

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review: the grisha trilogy by leigh bardugo

Na razrusha’ya. I am not ruined. E’ya razrushost. I am ruination.

This is a review containing spoilers.

The story of these books – namely Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm as well as Ruin and Rising – and yours truly is one that needed quite some time to develop. I bought the first book back in 2014 on my second trip to London. I was quite intrigued by the cover and the synopsis sounded pretty good so it was one of the few that were allowed to travel back home in my luggage. Once arrived at home it found a nice and cosy place on one of my bookshelves and yeah. That was it. I didn’t care to take another look at it and lost myself in other books that fitted my preferences at this time more. But last year I finally took hold of it again and dove right into Ravka and the world of the Grisha. I raced through the first book and immediately ordered the second one to read it afterward and I was amazed. But since my concentration span is really short – not really, only when it comes to books, I swear! – I pushed in some other books and series before I finally started reading the third book and let me say – this trilogy is wonderful!

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