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Heute geht es hier mal nicht um Bücher… bei dieser Reihe habe ich früher schon öfter mitgemacht und ich habe auch vor in Zukunft ab und an mal mitzuwirken. Wann immer mich die Themen besonders ansprechen… so wie heute!

 

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Top Ten Thursday

 

Ich weiß nicht wie genau hier der Herbst definiert wird und 10 Bücher schaffe ich da sowieso nicht… aber ich will mal aufzeigen, welche Bücher momentan bei mir Zuhause stehen und darauf warten gelesen zu werden und mich aktuell auch interessieren!
Ihr kennt das ja sicherlich alle wenn einen ein Buch gerade thematisch nicht übermäßig anspricht…. und in letzter Zeit stecke ich sowieso in einer Leseflaute. Doof, aber ist wirklich so.

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Top Ten Thursday

 

Hach ja, Wunschlisten… ich habe mehrere und irgendwie sind sie alle lang. Die Make Up Wunschliste ist lang, die allgemeine Wunschliste ist lang… und die Bücher-Wunschliste ist ganz besonders lang! 😀

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Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can participate! The rules are:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

 

My teaser is from Girl Online on Tour by Zoe „Zoella“ Sugg

 

 

Still reeling from such an amazing night, Noah and I skip along the Hotel corridor and back up to my room (I’m not even worrying if my Deodorant has stood up to the Task of all that dancing). We continue singing the Sketch’s Songs right up until we get to the door.
[page 117]

 

I only started reading this book (book 2 in the trilogy) yesterday and whilst this – again – is not an epic book with an epic story or epic worldbuilding, this is a book that is so easy to read and all kinds of nice. At the moment I am in need of just easy-breezy reads that are purely entertainment and nothing else. I liked the first book a lot for that and hope that the second one will be as nice.

 

 

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can participate! The rules are:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

 

My teaser is from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

 

„Things change.“ His blue eyes widen as if he’s joking, but there’s something flat behind his expression. It’s uncomfortable. Cricket was always proud of his Family name. As an inventor, just like his great-great-great-grandfather, it was impossible for him not to be.
[page 43]

 

I started reading this at the end of last week and it is the book I have lying in my Office for the lunch break Entertainment. It’s nice to have a fluffy, easy-to-read Story on Hand to get away from busy and sometimes rough work subjects.

 

Top Ten Thursday

 

Ich bin ja so ein Kandidat, der sich fast nie an das hält was er sich so vornimmt… aber die folgenden 10 Bücher reizen mich dann doch ganz besonders.

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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Part of (Series): An Ember in the Ashes
Published by Harper Voyager
Genres: Fiction, Dystopian
Pages: Paperback, 464 pages

 

Short Description:

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death.

When Laia’s grandparents are brutally murdered and her brother arrested for treason by the empire, the only people she has left to turn to are the rebels.
But in exchange for their help in saving her brother, they demand that Laia spy on the ruthless Commandant of Blackcliff, the Empire’s greatest military academy. Should she fail it’s more than her brother’s freedom at risk . . . Laia’s very life is at stake.
There, she meets Elias, the academy’s finest soldier. But Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined – and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

 

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Brilliant work. I’ve been sucked in without even realizing it and even though it’s dark, depressing and lonely at times… this book will always give you hope.

 

The story: 
It’s an easy enough world-building that only seems to grow slowly while you tumble through the pages. It’s nothing that has never been before, but it is solid, comprehensible and relatable. You will be guided to chose a side only to realize you might not have seen all the aspects of any of them… the apparently bad and the strikingly good side. The story will make you draw circles and leave you feeling as if you cannot decide what course is the right one.
A barren land with barely any hope for the enslaved people and a ruling nation that does not seem to produce happy, content people who will fight because it’s the right thing to do. The Martials will fight because they are taught to do it.

Beautiful truths lie between the pages and they will make you think of this book for long after you’ve put it down. I cannot recommend it enough.

 

The characters: 
The main characters are drawn as humans: full of flaws, but nothing you as a reader wouldn’t understand. Their actions and thoughts speak volumes about their hearts and what kind of people they are. You simply have to fall for them and start rooting for their victory. I have been unsure of Laia for the longest time, but the moment my hesitation fell, I was completely taken by her. She is an amazing woman with a big heart and a courage even she never thought she had. Elias, however, was different. Right from the beginning, I knew I liked him. He had been so sure that Blackcliff was more of a prison than anything else and that the life he’s been forced to live is not for him. He wants to be free and fully so, freedom of mind and soul is what he seeks while Laia seeks only to free her brother from prison. I’m sure that both of them will be seeking something else before long and I look forward to their adventure together in „A Torch against the Night“.

 

Recommendation: If you are a fan of great fantasy, sometimes brutal and barren but honest and beautifully tinged with hope, you will love this story. It will weave a web that entangles you til you’ve turned the last page…