Montag, 30. Januar 2017

Sworn to transfer - Terah Edun

As beautiful as the rest of the trilogy <3

Eighteen-year-old companion trainee Ciardis Weathervane has won the friendship of the royal heir and saved his claim to the throne. Yet her interference in the inheritance rights leaves more harm done than good. The Ameles Forest lies unprotected and its inhabitants are dying.

As humans begin to die in gruesome deaths, the Emperor dispatches the royal heir to the forests with the solution to the kith concerns. 

With enemies closing ranks in Sandrin, Ciardis can little afford to leave the city’s nest of vipers to take on a new task. But she’s given no choice when her loyalty to the crown and courts are called into question. 

To keep the Companions’ Guild happy and the favor of the Imperial Court, Ciardis will be tested in frightening new ways, especially when she’s faced with an obstacle that could risk the lives of her friends and the family she never thought she had.

My thoughts and opinion:

It took me a while to get into this to be honest. It's been a while since I read the first book but after a few pages I loved the story again.

Ciardis and Prince Sebastian are still together. Ciardis is a companion trainee and people want both of them dead ... they killed someone (can't tell you who if you haven't read the first book) and some want revenge for it.

Then it's a crazy ride between lies, dragons and wendigos. Stuff that I never thought would be compiled into ONE book.

If you love fantasy with a strong female, I can highly recommend these books :)

Genre: Fantasy
ISBN:  9781484175453

Dienstag, 24. Januar 2017

Der steinerne Engel - Carol O'Connell

Ich mag es :)


At the end of Killing Critics, the third book in Carol O'Connell's addictive series about Mallory, a strikingly original New York City cop, Mallory is traveling south on a train. "She carried no stitch of formal identification that would tie her to a name or a place. This was the way she had come to New York as a child, with only her wits and a bit of a mother's blood on her hands ..." Stone Angel shows us both the beginning and end of that journey, solving mysteries set up in O'Connell's first two books in the series--Mallory's Oracle and The Man Who Cast Two Shadows--as well as raising the inevitable question of what she can do for an encore. Even if the Mallory books end here, O'Connell's future seems secure: these dark and powerful myths are sure to be read and reread for a long time.

Meine Meinung:
3,5 Sterne von mir!

Als Mallory zurück in die Stadt kommt in der ihre Mutter gestorben ist, bekommt es fast jeder mit der Angst zu tun. Ihre Mutter starb nämlich nicht auf natürlichem Wege sonder wurde von einem Mob gesteinigt.

Charles Butler will herausfinden was genau in dieser Nacht passiert ist und kommt vielen Geheimnissen auf die Spur. So ziemlich jeder hat eine Leiche im Keller und versucht alles zu vertuschen. Ein ganzen Dorf stellt sich gegen Mallory und halten an ihrer erfundenen Vergangenheit fest. Wird es Butler und Mallory gelingen das Geheimnis zu lüften?

Genre: Roman
ISBN:  9783442452842

Samstag, 7. Januar 2017

How not to Die - Dr. Michael Greger

Fits the title perfectly!


The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of, examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America -- heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson's, high blood pressure, and more -- and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives.

The simple truth is that most doctors are good at treating acute illnesses but bad at preventing chronic disease. The fifteen leading causes of death claim the lives of 1.6 million Americans annually. This doesn't have to be the case. By following Dr. Greger's advice, all of it backed up by strong scientific evidence, you will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle changes to make to live longer.

History of prostate cancer in your family? Put down that glass of milk and add flaxseed to your diet whenever you can. Have high blood pressure? Hibiscus tea can work better than a leading hypertensive drug-and without the side effects. Fighting off liver disease? Drinking coffee can reduce liver inflammation. Battling breast cancer? Consuming soy is associated with prolonged survival. Worried about heart disease (the number 1 killer in the United States)? Switch to a whole-food, plant-based diet, which has been repeatedly shown not just to prevent the disease but often stop it in its tracks.

My thoughts and opinion:

Well it's actually quite informative but then again SO repetitive. For every cause (lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer) the answer is: GREENS. Dude, you wrote a 545 pages thick book and it all comes down to one conclusion: eat your beans, salads, veggies and fruits people. Wow.

Genre: Health
ISBN:  9781250066114

Montag, 2. Januar 2017

Tintenblut - Cornelia Funke

Passt perfekt zum Buch! :)


Eigentlich könnte alles so friedlich sein. Doch der Zauber von "Tintenherz" lässt Meggie nicht los. Und eines Tages ist es soweit: Gemeinsam mit Farid geht Meggie in die Tintenwelt, denn sie will den Weglosen Wald sehen, den Speckfürsten, den Schönen Cosimo, den Schwarzen Prinzen und seine Bären. Sie möchte die Feen treffen und natürlich Fenoglio, der sie später zurückschreiben soll. Vor allem aber will sie Staubfinger warnen, denn auch der grausame Basta ist nicht weit …

Meine Meinung:
3 1/2 Sterne von mir!

Es war ganz okay und ich habe mich richtig gefreut die ganzen Figuren wiederzusehen. Doch Meggie ging mir verdammt auf den Keks. Sie muss sich überall einmischen, Leute in die Fanatasiewelt lesen (sich natürlich auch) und heult danach wenn manchen sterben. Hoffentlich ist das im dritten Buch nicht auch so...

Genre: Fantasy / Jugendbuch
ISBN:  9783791504674