Morning Star by Pierce Brown (Book Review)

morningstarDarrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society’s mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within.
Finally, the time has come.
But devotion to honor and hunger for vengeance run deep on both sides. Darrow and his comrades-in-arms face powerful enemies without scruple or mercy. Among them are some Darrow once considered friends. To win, Darrow will need to inspire those shackled in darkness to break their chains, unmake the world their cruel masters have built, and claim a destiny too long denied – and too glorious to surrender.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Page Count:
 518

Morning Star is the third and final book in Brown’s trilogy. If you haven’t read the previous installments, Red Rising and Golden Son, I highly suggest you stay far away from this review!!! Like far, far away! In the following there will be a spoiler-free and a spoiler section (clearly marked), but Brown’s books are best experienced when you are clueless in my opinion.

Have you ever had a book hangover while reading the book? This is sort of what reading Morning Star felt like. I was so excited to finally get the book, to read more about Darrow and his friends and foes, however, as soon as I turned to the first page, I dreaded the story coming to an end. My mind was split between wanting to know what happens next and not wanting to finish it at all. So, for my standards, it took me forever to read it! Like always though, Pierce Brown knows how to crush your feels and I felt like nearly having a heart attack a couple of times.

Throughout the series our characters turned from rash teenagers to wiser adults. We plowed through Greek, Roman and now Norse mythology. There were betrayals that felt like a knife in the back and people so fiercely loyal, they warm your heart. War is a nasty business, something I rarely like to read about because of obvious reasons I think, but somehow Brown has managed to captivate me with this tale. It was an epic journey, spanning over the course of several years. He always managed to surprise me, gave me the most bookish trust issues, yet also made me feel deeply for all of the characters. I loved experiencing this world, but that is all that I can say without spoiling you. Pierce Brown is truly writing King!

I asked for a throne @randomhouse built me a throne. Now where is my castle!

A photo posted by Pierce Brown (@piercebrownofficial) on Feb 19, 2016 at 8:16am PST

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***SPOILERS FROM HERE ONWARDS***

There are some things that need to be discussed and that is only possible with people who’ve read the book, so if you are still reading this, without having done so – don’t be a Pixie and return after reading! Believe me, you don’t want to be spoiled! I am just going to straight out say things that you shouldn’t know, so go!

A lot happened, there was so much more war talk and strategising in the past two books than in the first one. Some of it was overwhelming at times, but what I really want to talk about are the relationships in Morning Star! Pierce promised us a love interest for Sevro and he delivered! I would have liked to see a tiny bit more of Sevro and Victra together before they got married, but I do feel that they fit perfectly. They both have a weird sense of humour, are tough with a soft core and they would do anything and everything for Darrow. I am so happy they found each other.

Then that bombshell at the end!!! I bet little Pax is the cutest child in all the worlds. How could she not spill that secret? Mustang is truly the master at this game. I am glad it was her on the throne in the end, because as Darrow has realised himself, he couldn’t have done it.

As always, a lot of people died. No one will be surprised by the fact that I was devastated at Ragnar’s demise, but I was a little astonished with myself at how deeply I felt for Roque. I think it was because I was like Darrow, wanting him back as a friend, being sad that we lost him during the journey. Ultimately, I am glad that at least Cassius was redeemed. I won’t even talk about how much I hate Aja and Jackal … that’s just a given.

And lastly, I still can’t believe he “almost” killed Sevro twice. Like WTF?

***SPOILERS OFF***

Fazit: 5/5 stars! It was truly an epic conclusion to an epic tale! However, I am glad we will get to stay in that same universe with Brown‘s follow-up trilogy.

5stars

Have you read Brown’s books? Are you as smitten as me? Did you think this was the ending the story deserved? Are you yearning for more as well?

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Feb 22-28)

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I have a feeling this week didn’t have much to offer, but let’s see how deep I can dig and what I will find!

Movies

The Light Between the Oceans

ALICIA VIKANDER! MICHAEL FASSBENDER! Did you know that they actually started dating for realsies when they shot that movie? They are like a dream-couple to me … to bad it didn’t last. BUT the movie looks great! It already makes me want to cry and I now vow to read the book before it’s release!

Maggie’s Plan

Psychotic fits it quite well I think hahaha

The Man Who Knew Infinity

I always think it’s weird when Dev Patel has a full on Indian accent. Like, I know he’s Indian, but it feels so cliché because I know he can talk perfectly fine without it.

Kill Your Friends

Such a weird movie! Not my taste … I think?

TV Shows

Castle presents “The Rickies”

There is not much point to this, other than me finding it funny.

Superstore Season 2

I love this show – it’s hilarious, so YAY to another season!

So, as I said … there wasn’t much this week, but what did you think of the things I did find?

T5W – Worst Love Interests

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It’s Top 5 Wednesday, a meme hosted by booktuber Lainey aka gingereadslainey for which you can join on the Goodreads page here. Today’s topic is Worst Love Interest, and I am assuming that this was meant for main love interest, but I can’t think of any pairing that I didn’t like in the end. So I am going with secondary love interests if that’s okay with you all. No objections? Cool, let’s get started!

Adam from the Shatter Me Series

I liked him in the first book, but then he became so possessive and angry and territorial. I can’t stand guys like that. Not everyone needs saving and he just couldn’t see that Juliette evolved and got more self-confident.

Aspen from the Selection Series

As if Aspen ever stood a chance!? It wasn’t like America had to decide between him and Maxon, it was never a question of the heart! She just wasn’t sure whether she wanted to be Princess …

Agatha from Carry On

I couldn’t stand Agatha for most of the book. I did briefly feel sorry for her, but only ever so briefly. (image source)

After reading Carry On by Rainbow Rowell I had to draw my favorite character. So here you have a quick sketch of the Queen Agatha Wellbelove. I have never enjoyed a character POV so much. 

Rhiannon from Every Day

I actually came up with a primary love interest! BUYAAAH! Didn’t see that one coming, huh? I get why that girl was confused. I would have been too, but she was selfish and cold sometimes. I didn’t think she always deserved everything that A went through for her. But I could just be angry because the second book is in her POV instead of continuing A’s story …

Gale from the Hunger Games Series

So, he’s good looking? Yeah and what else? He was never a valid love interest! NEVER!!!

Conclusion, don’t give your secondary love interest a name that starts with an “A” or I’ll assume they won’t be the main ones. Just kidding! Think of Aaron Warner and all is well in the world of beginning-with-A-names! Who are some love interest you couldn’t stand? Tell me in the comments below! 

Discussion Time: Interaction on Book Review Posts

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I’ve announced last year that I was taking part in the 2016 Book Blog Discussion Challenge, but so far I haven’t really followed through on that, have I? Well, I’ve noticed something and even though it’s not exactly news to me, I have started to wonder why exactly book reviews seem to be among the least popular posts on my blog. I know that I am far from being alone with this question, so I thought it was time for a discussion! What is up with the lack of interaction and traffic on book review posts?

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Let’s start with something simple! Some of you may recall me asking you guys on Twitter whether you read reviews or not and to give your reasoning behind your choices. The answers given were very similar to how I feel about review posts and they are simple to summarise. I read them if:

  • I like/trust/respect the book blogger. Whenever I see some of my favourite bloggers put up a new review, I am reading it, whether I am usually interested in the genre or not. I mostly trust their opinions and if they really recommend something, I am that much more likely to pick up that particular book myself afterwards.
  • I loved/hated the book. Whenever I have a strong emotion for a book, I am seeking like-minded people or in some cases I just want to know what everyone else is thinking, even if their opinion differs a lot from mine.
  • I am unsure whether I want to read the book or not. This means that I’ve had my eye on it, but I am not all there to put my money on the table to buy a copy.
  • The person DNFd the book or gave it 1 star. These reviews are mostly interesting because they have an incredible entertainment value. I don’t like people who are negative for no reason, but a lot of bloggers are capable of criticising a book without tearing it to shreds and being hilarious at the same time.
  • Beautiful Cover! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I am a cover snob. Whenever I see a cover that interests me just in the slightest bit, I will want to find out what that book is about.

The only reason for not reading the review is therefore not being interested in the genre/book/cover or not wanting to be spoiled. Well, that gives us plenty of room as to why people should be reading these posts, so one must wonder why reviews aren’t more popular, right? There’s a simple explanation for that as well I am afraid. Goodreads and Amazon, amazing and helpful platforms that they are, offer the perfect venue to post reviews and for readers to find them. It’s like a marketplace – the demand for opinions on the books is there, because the readers are on the same sites and they easily want to find them. You can, of course, post them on your blog as well, but not everyone knows their way around the multitude of blogs on the interwebs these days. Unless you are a blogger yourself, it is far more difficult to find a site you trust in an instant without having visited a couple of times before.

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I can only speak for myself here, but sometimes interacting on review posts is really difficult. Of course, I am going to give it a like/favourite/whatever-you-want-to-call-it, if I agree or found that it was a good post, but commenting on it? That is so much more difficult! If I haven’t read the book, there is likely not much for me to say just yet. If I have read the book, but it has been a while, I might not even remember the story in enough detail to comment on it. But there has to be something, right? So, here are a couple of suggestions of what you may be able to talk about:

  • If a person persuaded or dissuaded you from buying a book – tell them! It makes my day whenever someone drops me a short comment about how I have sparked their interest for a book. It is also interesting to hear about people who think it isn’t for them, because that leaves room for discussion afterwards.
  • In case you have read the book, try to think about your favourite characters. Maybe you can talk about your dream casting? Whether you want it to be adapted for the big or small screen? I am a huge TV and movie buff, so that always gets me going and it is fun to think about the casting together.
  • Read the review carefully and see if anything in particular gets your attention. It’s really the most basic thing. Did the romance sound interesting? Was there a certain diversity to the characters? Did it have a theme you didn’t expect? Did the reviewer tease you with something funny that made you curious?
  • If everything else fails, talk about the cover. I’m not sure this goes for everyone, but I for one enjoy gushing about aesthetics.

These are the things I try to remember when I read reviews. I want people to interact on mine, so I have to give them what I would like to have in return.

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In the end, I suppose I definitely understand why not everyone is running to read all the latest reviews. Sometimes you are just not interested in the book, other times you visit sites like Goodreads where you can find a decent amount of opinions all in one place. I will admit that I don’t read EVERYTHING that’s out there either, but I do vow to at least try to interact more on my fellow bloggers’ sites. With work and all, I haven’t been able to be as active as I’d sometimes like to be, but in my opinion, if you want people to interact on your blog, you should always make the same effort in return (or at least try to).

Thanks for bearing with me during my first discussion post, I am not sure this is exactly what a discussion is supposed to look like, but what’s done is done! Now it’s up to you? Have you experienced a lack of interaction on your review posts? Do you interact on other blogs yourself? Do you vow to try and comment more on reviews as well? I want to know everything you are thinking about!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Feb 15-21)

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So, quite honestly I can’t remember all that much about last weeks trailers and such. Seen as I am not usually smart enough to keep this post in the drafts until Sunday when I want to post this, but rather check all the trailers again right on the day itself – let’s see what I can find!

Movies

Sing

As promised last week, the trailer for Sing! Not THAT much more than last week, but now we have a little more context.

Alice Through the Looking Glass (Grammy Trailer)

We all know this doesn’t really have anything to do with the books anymore, except for tiny snippets, but I am so cool with that. I am just glad there’s another movie!

Florence Foster Jenkins (Teaser)

Oh the cast is just fantastic on this one! I think it’s about a rich woman who wants to be a singer but has a terrible voice, I could remember that wrong though.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

It’s Magnus!!! *cough* I mean Harry Shum Jr. of course … Looks really epic though and Netflix barely ever does anything wrong.

Colonia

It looks freaking creepy! I am weirdly proud of how far Daniel Brühl has come though! And Emma Watson of course too!

Midnight Special

I just saw Adam Driver … yeah, I didn’t pay much attention after that anymore, my brain just went on a Kylo Ren daydream-trip.

The Preppie Connection

Thomas Mann sounds JUST LIKE he did in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – the same bored tone. I don’t like it?

TV Shows

The Catch

Another Shonda Rhimes show … that woman is dominating Thursdays on ABC.

Orphan Black Season 4

Just some more Teasers and BTS stuff for Orphan Black.

Thirteen

I like some of the actors, but he way the story is told seems so creepy. Not sure yet …

Turns out, I found quite a bit! Did you see some shows/movies you might like?

How I Read Book Tag

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I am reading A LOT lately, but I have been a person who has always read a lot, so I am happy that Trisha Ann @The Bookgasm (whose blog just turned 1! YAY!!! Congrats again!) suggested that I do the How I Read Book Tag. Let’s find out some more about my reading habits!

How do you find about new books to read?

All the credit for that really has to go out to this amazing blogger community and the BookTubers out there! Sometimes it does happen that I just happen to scroll through the online catalog of my favourite online book store or I spot a particularly pretty cover in the wild that sparks my interest – it’s like magic when I find a book by myself! Yet, most of the time it is really due to all of you. Fangirling is contagious and when everyone reads something that seems interesting, I NEED to read it too!

How did you get into reading?

I’ve always loved reading! I didn’t even get into a lot of trouble as a kid, except for when I stayed up past bedtime, reading with a torchlight because I couldn’t stay away from a book. Books were always infinitely more intriguing than so many other things.

How has your taste in books changed as you got older?

  • Well for starters, I don’t read books in German (which is my primary language) anymore, unless that was the language it was originally written in.
  • I used to love books that were massive! Now, I am sighing when it is longer than 350 pages, because I know it will take so much longer.
  • Weirdly enough, I feel like I am reading more YA than when I was actually a young adult. Apparently I tried to be all grown-up back then and read grown-up fiction.

How often do you buy books?

Hi, my name is Kat and I have a book buying problem! *expectantly waiting for you to say “Hi Kat” back*

No, but let’s be serious here! I can’t control myself. I tried the whole book buying ban and it only ended in a binge-shopping at the end of it. Obviously, my money is limited. I can’t order anything if I can’t pay for it … so, I’ve tried to limit myself to a certain budget that I can spend per month, until I run out of my book-money-stash … it’s not going very well …

How did you get into book reviewing?

That is a very good question! I don’t know if any of you remember that, but my blog didn’t really start out as a book blog. I much more talked about TV shows and movies instead, but then books just sort of took over, because I felt like I got the most response out of those posts and that was fun.

How do you react when you don’t like the ending of a book?

I shortly think about throwing the book at a wall and then I remember that that might damage it and therefore refrain from doing so. It frustrates me to no end of course, but I guess it does make a difference if it’s a stand-alone or part of a series. Knowing that there might be a sequel always lessens the blow, but if it’s just that one book, I am afraid the rating will suffer a bit.

How often do you take a sneak peak at the ending to see if there’s a happy ending?

Hmmm … I know I shouldn’t do this, but sometimes I read the last paragraph of a book. I don’t do it to find out if it has a happy ending though. I don’t even know why I do it … it’s a huge problem of mine, especially if I “accidentally” spoil myself! But I do know better than to tell anyone about what’s going to happen.


 

I TAG

Anna @My Bookish Dream

CW @Read, Think, Ponder

Jocelyn @52 Letters In the Alphabet

Victoria @Addlepates and Book Nerds

YOU!

The Coffee Book Tag

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Summer @Xingsings is always so sweet and wants to know more about me! Which is awesome and I love her for that! This time she tagged me to do the Coffee Book Tag and I am happy to oblige, even though I don’t drink coffee. Yeah, I am not kidding! Not even the really sugary thing they sell at Starbucks. I am TEAM TEA all the way! (Or Hot Chocolate, depending on my mood!)

BLACK

A series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans.

I would have loved to steal Summer’s answer (Game of Thrones or Outlander) for it, but I am trying to be original here … I know that it’s sad but somehow I could never really get into the books for Gossip Girl as much as I liked the show. I even have 7 of them, but I could just as easily forget all about them and wouldn’t mind, the characters were just so different.

PEPPERMINT MOCHA

774132518081809A book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year.

I’d say Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares or Landline works best around Christmas. I am not sure how many people are aware of them being during that time, but I think the stories have the most effect during that festive season.

HOT CHOCOLATE

A favorite children’s book.

I’ve mentioned Felix and his letter one too many times now, so instead I am choosing The English Roses by Madonna. My grandma gave it to me as a gift because I’ve nagged everyone about NEEDING to have this book. I read it within minutes, because it’s a children’s book and not very long, but I still loved it.

DOUBLE SHOT OF ESPRESSO

A book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

Golden Son! After Red Rising I wanted to trust people, but knew that I shouldn’t … it was (as I’ve mentioned countless times now) an exhilarating read! Oh Morning Star, when will you finally arrive at my doorstep?

STARBUCKS

A book you see everywhere.

The Girl on the Train – even though I haven’t read it yet myself, it’s very popular at every bookstore I’ve worked at so far, so I see it all. the. time.

THAT HIPSTER COFFEE SHOP

A book by an indie author (a shoutout).

I’d like to give a shoutout to my friend Rami Ungar. He is a fellow blogger and Whovian and we are always surprised about how well our friendship works, considering that our interests are almost polar opposites sometimes. I read one of his books last year (Reborn City, read my review here) and I have to say that I enjoyed it more than I expected to (which I do realise sounds mean, but had more to do with me being afraid of the genre he chose and not his writing).

OOPS! I ACCIDENTALLY GOT DECAF

A book you were expecting more from

Unfortunately the first book that I thought of was The Next Together by Lauren James … it wasn’t terrible, but it had the potential to be just so, so much better.

THE PERFECT BLEND

A book or series that was both bitter and sweet, but ultimately satisfying.

Again, I would really like to go with Summer’s answer (The Infernal Devices) but I will rack my brain and think of something else! In the end, I think that the Inkworld trilogy took me on a great journey. None of the sequels were as good as Inkheart, but that’s details. It did have a happy ending after all.

GREEN TEA

A book or series that is quietly beautiful.

Quietly? Maybe not so much. Unique, gorgeous, beautifully poetic? Definitely! Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi was the only way to go!

CHAI TEA

A book or series that makes you dream of far off places.

I think I’d like to go with the book I am currently reading: Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini. It takes the MC into a different dimension where our world got to grow more naturally and freely. Everything is very organic there and not so clogged, I really like the thought of that.

EARL GREY

Favorite classic.

Tough one … probably Persuasion by Jane Austen. (Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and The Great Gatsby are awesome as well though!)


I TAG

Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much

Jesse @Books at Dawn

Regina @The Bibliothèque

YOU

*If you’ve done the tag before or simply don’t want to, don’t feel obliged or anything like that!*

Top Ten Tuesday: Songs I Wish Were Books

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It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday post, which is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, if you want to know more about it, you can just click on the name! Here’s what she had in mind:

This week is all about music & books. We previously did books we’d give theme songs to so feel free to do that! Or 10 songs I wish that were books (check out my love songs I wish were books for an example of what I mean)

It sounds like a really cool idea and I always love to share some of my favourite songs! I am not sure how exactly to explain why I would want them to be books. The lyrics or maybe the music video were probably the reason, I’ll just leave it at that for now.

I Found by Amber Run

Falling for your kidnapper? Classic story! There’s another music video that continues the story, but it leaves on a cliffhanger and I would love to know what comes afterwards!

Nature Boy by AURORA

AURORA’s voice is magical! It makes everything sound enchanted and surreal and I know that she only covers the song, but it makes me that much more intrigued about the story from the lyrics.

Bloodsport by Raleigh Ritchie

I don’t really know how to explain this. I could see a story about a poisonous relationship though.

Magnets by Disclosure feat. Lorde

This would be such a good revenge story! Put some more background info on all the characters in it and voila – new book!

From Eden by Hozier

You’ve just watched the video, right? I apparently seem to have a knack for people who connect to their abductors.

Wildest Dreams by Taylor Swift

TayTay always has really great music videos and this one seem cool, set in old-fashioned Hollywood-ish times. Love between colleagues, regret and longing – I am totally in!

The Stranger by Lord Huron

A stranger appearing in someone’s life. Do they know each other? Suddenly they are both in danger and need to trust each other to get out of the mess.

Katie Queen of Tennesee by The Apache Relay

A tale of unrequited love – who is this Katie person? Is the guy really in love with her or only with the idea of her?

Let It All Go by BIRDY + RHODES

I imagine a heartbreaking love story, but it’s set in some sort of fantastical realm. Definitely not just a normal contemporary, yet something that pulls on your heartstrings like crazy!

Half Light by BANNERS

People drifting apart from each other, one of them is changing and the other one doesn’t understand what’s happening. They aren’t realising the full potential of who they could be.

My explanations aren’t the most detailed, so if you want to discuss bookish ideas, I’d love to do that in the comments. What are some songs you would like to see extended in form of a book? Did you know/like/dislike some of my examples? Don’t hesitate to share a link to your TTT below!

Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray (Book Review)

ttsayEver since she used the Firebird, her parents’ invention, to cross into alternate dimensions, Marguerite has caught the attention of enemies who will do anything to force her into helping them dominate the multiverse—even hurting the people she loves. She resists until her boyfriend, Paul, is attacked and his consciousness scattered across multiple dimensions.
Marguerite has no choice but to search for each splinter of Paul’s soul. The hunt sends her racing through a war-torn San Francisco, the criminal underworld of New York City, and a glittering Paris where another Marguerite hides a shocking secret. Each world brings Marguerite one step closer to rescuing Paul. But with each trial she faces, she begins to question the destiny she thought they shared.

Publisher: HarperTeen
Page Count:
432

This is the second book in the Firebird series and as such I don’t recommend you reading on if you haven’t read the first one (you can find my review for it here). Also, I don’t intend to spoil anyone, but if you want to go into this blind, which I would also understand, I don’t suggest you read this review!

Ten Thousand Skies Above You is the second book this month that I’ve read with Marie @Drizzle and Hurricane Books. It’s so nice to have someone to fret about the story and characters together. We intend to do this more often in the future, so if you ever want to join in, just give us a shout out and we are happy to include you! Definitely don’t forget to check out her review of the book once it’s out!

It’s been a long time since I’ve read the beginning of the Firebird series, but somehow Ten Thousand Skies Above You manages to get you all caught up and nostalgic for parts of the first book before the real action starts. I remembered that the first book was completely different from what I expected it to be. I liked it, but I didn’t love it. Now, Ten Thousand Skies Above You changed that! I thought that this story would be similar to the last one, mainly about Marguerite and Paul, and while that wasn’t wrong of me it was a whole lot more too. As the blurb already tells us, Paul’s soul is being torn apart, called “splintered” here, and hidden away in distant dimensions where Marguerite now has to find and save him. I would have liked to get an explanation on HOW they actually do the splintering, but it allowed for some interesting developments to the story, namely Paul not being there all the time.

Quite honestly, I was really glad he wasn’t that big of a part this time, at least not by physically being there. The story needed to move forward and this way it could. It gave Theo the chance to shine and actually made me think that the love-triangle here was a real possibility – even so much so that I was rooting for him rather than Paul sometimes. Marguerite uses the time in this book to make up her mind about her feelings and about their other selves in different dimensions. Even though I found her conclusion a little disappointing, it made sense. Still, this wasn’t what most of the book was about!

We constantly find out about so many new things and background information we didn’t have before, it was exhilarating. Conley wants to rule the multiverse, but there are so many more people involved. My belief and trust in certain characters was shattered multiple times! I loved getting to see different universes again, although I remain of the opinion that there is still potential for even weirder worlds. There were so many twists and turns I really didn’t see coming and then it just ended. I know that cliffhangers are there to hook you, but there was no need for that! I was already dead-set on reading the third book by the time I reached the last page and that cliffhanger was just cruel. Now I will have to just sit around and wait for the conclusion to this epic tale that stretches across dimensions … not fair!

Fazit: 5/5 stars! The faster pace and the constant twists made this a fabulous read! If it weren’t for the cliffhanger I’d be SO happy right now.

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I’m having a great reading year so far, slaying my TBR one book at a time! Have you read the Firebird series yet? What’s your take on it?

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Feb 8-14)

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We have established that it’s Valentine’s Day, but it’s also Sunday, which means I’ll show you some of the Trailers and promos I found this week. Hope you enjoy!

Movies

The Huntsman: Winter’s War

I was SO confused the first time I heard about the movie. Is it a prequel? Is it a sequel? Apparently it’s a bit of both, definitely without Snow White. This trailer looks very different from the first one though. I am sort of on Emily Blunt’s side right now.

Mother’s Day

This has a bit of a Valentine’s Day or New Year’s Eve feel to me, but the narrator’s voice – so not fitting! Jason Sudeikis is in it though, so I have to watch it … like HAVE TO!

A Bigger Splash

Looks like a lot of drama, but the interesting kind.

Mr. Right

I know this is a strange one, but I kind of dig it. I love Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell, so I definitely want to see it. If it’s really bad, I’ll just laugh about it. I think it’s supposed to make you laugh anyway.

Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates

I am not sure how I feel about this one … I think it might be the kind of stupid humour I don’t find all that funny?

The Jungle Book (Super Bowl Trailer)

I think I will always cherrish the animated version the most, but I actually like this trailer a bit more than the last one?

Jason Bourne (Super Bowl Teaser)

I am far from being a Bourne fan, because I am not even sure I’ve seen all the movies. BUT I’ve read that Alicia Vikander is supposed to be in it and I worship her.

X-Men Apocalypse (Super Bowl Teaser)

This is going to be so EPIC! I got chills!!!

High Strung

I usually like music/dance movies, but I am not sure about this one. Seems like a not-as-good-version of Step Up? Maybe it’s good for a rainy Sunday though.

Sing

So, you’ll see the full trailer for this next week 😉

TV Shows

Outlander Season 2

Okay, SPOILER WARNING HERE! Proceed on caution, not just if you don’t want to know what’s going to happen, but also if you are scared of your feels getting hurt. This gave me chills and I might have shed a tear or two. I don’t know how this show keeps topping itself? It’s so darn intense and good!

Fuller House

Prepare for a nostalgia bomb! Netflix has a special place in my heart because in contrary to other show producers, they are actually good at remakes, continuations and adaptations.

What are you excited for? What would you want to watch? Tell me all about it in the comments!