I can't even recall when I found Lindsey Stirling on youtube. It has been ages however. When I went to a concert of hers 2 years ago, I fell in love wI can't even recall when I found Lindsey Stirling on youtube. It has been ages however. When I went to a concert of hers 2 years ago, I fell in love with her even more. It was a pretty damn hard time for me, and she gave me strength when she talked on the stage about her past. It gave me strength to listen to her music. So when she talked about writing a book, I knew I'd get it straight away. I totally love this woman, the way she is, the way she talks and most of all, how the popularity has never gotten it to her head. This book just settled that once more and I giggled several times throughout the book (and shed a tear or two about her saying she hopes she never has to replace Gavi...). It's not like the best written book ever, but I loved reading more about her....more
Just like in the story, there has been going on a lot of rumour about Zoella aka Zoe Zugg. I, myself, have been following her channel for something ovJust like in the story, there has been going on a lot of rumour about Zoella aka Zoe Zugg. I, myself, have been following her channel for something over a year and have always loved her down-to-earth personality, being so open about her anxiety and her personal life. Lately she has lost some of it, which after reading this book, does completely make sense to me. Obviously this book was ghostwritten, but then I don't read a book for its author but its story. Don't you?! So whilst I was reading it, I didn't care who it actually wrote it in the end. There's lots of personality from Zoe in it, so I don't think it was entirely ghostwritten.
Anyway, I really. REALLY. loved this book. It has hit me on some sort of emotional level, because I could connect with Pen so much. It has also helped me get over the anxiety and how I might deal with it in a future attack. Of course it was a cheesy story, more written for young girls than someone my age.. but then I love these kind of stories.
Overall it has helped me understand myself and the popularity of youtube-stars a lot. I feel kind of sorry for them, to be so openly attacked with hate. It makes me sick sometimes. Maybe one day when I meet someone young, who is being a d*ck on the internet, I would recommend to read this book. It does help to realise how wrong some things on the internet actually are. Sadly, but true....more
So it ends... :( I do have to say that I've had a lot more trouble reading through than I did in book 2. Maybe that was partly, because I really didn'tSo it ends... :( I do have to say that I've had a lot more trouble reading through than I did in book 2. Maybe that was partly, because I really didn't want this series to end, as it has been with me for the last few years. I always dread to end things I really like. But once I was about half way through, I wanted to find out and there was no point in trying to put the book away, when I wanted to know so badly what was happening next. (view spoiler)[BUT I also gotta admit that I have expected so much more from the battle between the Ashaki and the Traitors. Most of the book was leading to that one battle and then it just happened in like 10 pages or something. I wasn't okay with that. I did not expect it to be as detailed as a J.R.R Tolkien would write, but then again it has been 3 books leading up to that event... gotta expect something from it, right? I was like waiting for the moment that they missed a trap or something. But no. Just like that it was all over. (hide spoiler)] The end was okay, I guess. Leaving it open to probably a fourth book about Lorkin and the future, but as I know there won't be a 4th book and I am not too sad about it, actually. This story has been dragging on and on and I really did enjoy the "Black Magicians Guild" much more than this one. But then again, we all love the world of Kyralia and the Magicians.
Overall I did like that story, although it was slow in the beginning and a bit disappointing in some ways. But still worth the read, if you liked the first series of Trui Canavan.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
Going from the "Black Magician's Guild" triology to this book, I was a bit disappointed. I did read it before and actually just had the last part in mGoing from the "Black Magician's Guild" triology to this book, I was a bit disappointed. I did read it before and actually just had the last part in mind. Which isn't really that surprising, as nothing big happens until about 3/4 through the book. It just goes on and on to explain the history of the Traitors as well as Sachaka. I wonder how book 2 and 3 will turn out and hope they'll be a better read. Not that I didn't enjoy it, but Trudi Canavan can do much better, as she's showed in the previous triology....more
Being sooo excited about yet another book, I really dove into that one right after I've finished "The Death Cure"... unfortunately just to find out, hBeing sooo excited about yet another book, I really dove into that one right after I've finished "The Death Cure"... unfortunately just to find out, how boring and dragged out the storyline was. I really didn't enjoy this book as much and didn't get into this "can't stop reading" feeling I've got with all the other books in this series. Honestly, James Dashner could have shortened that story down to about 100 pages instead of 300... I also disliked that there were whole new characters in the story, instead of actually telling the prequel story to Maze Runner (most of it anyway). To be completely honest, I only enjoyed the parts, in which Thomas and Teresa came up (so about 20 pages)... So yes, I was really disappointed in this one. Neither did it solve any questions left from the other books (which I did not expect though), nor was the story very exciting. Sad me :(...more
**spoiler alert** After I finished The Maze Runner, I immediately read on. I couldn't stop because I just wanted to know what it was behind WICKED. Wh**spoiler alert** After I finished The Maze Runner, I immediately read on. I couldn't stop because I just wanted to know what it was behind WICKED. Who'd do things like that to teenage boys and girls? Who'd set something that big up and why would they just give them a cure when they got through yet another crazy "maze"? I actually gotta say, that ever since The Hunger Games, this is the first series or book I've read in such a short time. One evening I read.. and read.. and read. I just couldn't stop reading, because I wanted to know how it all ends. But then on the other side I didn't want the series to end this quickly, so I stopped 60 pages short to the end. Yet another ending which gives you no answers to all the questions Thomas and yourself have. Yet no idea why or how WICKED would do such a thing.
I am going to dive into "The Death Cure" right now, because I am SO eager to find out how this all ends. How all the questions are answered. I have not been so excited about a book in such a long time!...more