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review SPOILER ALERT! 2018-04-19 02:25
Yassen - the making of an assassin
Russian Roulette: The Story of an Assassin - Anthony Horowitz

Yassen was a child of circumstances. His parents loved him but was killed. The incident that killed his parents and all his friends, and almost killed him, was an act covered up by the Russian government. 

 

Now he need to make it on his own. And the persons he met are not really good. 

 

He was enslaved by a bad person for 4 years. Scorpia has attempted to kill this bad man, and freed Yassen in the process.

 

Now he worked for Scorpia. 

 

He met Hunter, who saved his life. 

 

Now we know Hunter is actually John Rider, Alex's father. 

 

The story is interesting, but the details on who he met seems to be not that relevant to the story. 

 

The ending is kind of dark and it actually gave some depth to how this boy became an assassin. 

 

Quite good storytelling. 

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text 2018-04-18 04:41
Reading progress update: I've read 171 out of 400 pages.
Russian Roulette: The Story of an Assassin - Anthony Horowitz

Yassen was Yassah first. His parents loved him. And they sacrificed their lives so that he could continue to be alive.

 

Then he escaped to Moscow from a failed Russian experiment on chemical weapon. Only to be caught a thief and enslaved by a horrible man.

 

A person is sometimes, the product of his experience. How one react to the shit part in life, would determine what kind of person he became. 

 

Is there enough goodness in a person to resist the rotting nature of interaction with selfish, nasty humans? 

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text 2018-04-17 13:07
Reading progress update: I've read 33 out of 400 pages.
Russian Roulette: The Story of an Assassin - Anthony Horowitz

Yassen is a bad guy in the Alex Rider universe. But why is he a bad guy? This book focus on how Yassen became a bad guy. He was poor and he is about to lose his parents. Poor guy 

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text 2018-04-05 14:02
My March 2018
Count Of Monte Cristo Manga Classics - Alexandre Dumas
Mörderische Hingabe - 33.Fall für Lieutenant Eve Dallas - J.D. Robb
Verrat aus Leidenschaft - J.D. Robb
The Tailor - Leigh Bardugo
She Felt Like Feeling Nothing - R.H. Sin
Phantastische Tierwesen und wo sie zu finden sind: Das Originaldrehbuch - J.K. Rowling,Anja Hansen-Schmidt
Ein Moment fürs Leben [Audiobook] - Cecelia Ahern,Luise Helm,Christine Strüh
Assassin of Truths - Brenda Drake
Manga Classics: Count Of Monte Cristo - 4 stars
Mörderische Hingabe - 5 stars
Verrat aus Leidenschaft - 5 stars
The Tailor - 5 stars
She Felt Like Feeling Nothing - 4 stars
Phantastische Tierwesen und wo sie zu finden sind: Das Originaldrehbuch - 5 stars
Ein Moment fürs Leben - 5 stars
Assassin of Truths - 4 stars

 

Favorite book(s) of the month: Mörderische Hingabe, Verrat aus Leidenschaft, She Felt Like Feeling Nothing, Phantastische Tierwesen, Ein Moment fürs Leben

 

Books started this month but haven't finished yet: Mind Platter (dnf'd it in the meantime), If I Tell You, Die Bibliothek der besonderen Kinder

 

This month was amazing!!!!

I feel so proud of myself, not only did I read a lot but I also enjoyed all of these books. Not all of them will stick with me forever but they were still great. I'm also happy to say that so far I'm doing really good with my mission to catch up/or finish series/trilogies this year.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2018-03-31 14:40
Assassin of Truths!!!
Assassin of Truths - Brenda Drake

First things first: I received this book through NetGalley.

This is the last book in the Library Jumpers Trilogy.

 

I finished another series/trilogy. This is my mission this year, finishing series or at least catching up on series that are still not finished. So far I'm doing pretty good. Yay me!

 

Summary (cause it's not that spoilery): The gateways linking the great libraries of the world don’t require a library card, but they do harbor incredible dangers.

And it’s not your normal bump-in-the- night kind. The threats Gia Kearns faces are the kind with sharp teeth and knifelike claws. The kind that include an evil wizard hell-bent on taking her down.

Gia can end his devious plan, but only if she recovers seven keys hidden throughout the world’s most beautiful libraries. And then figures out exactly what to do with them.

The last thing she needs is a distraction in the form of falling in love. But when an impossible evil is unleashed, love might be the only thing left to help Gia save the world.

 

I was back in the world right from the beginning, I especially loved that we got a few reminders of what happened before. It was enough to jog my memory but not too much that it got repetetive (look at me using new words). I also loved that we gt right back into action, that's what I love about these books, they are just so action filled.

 

I just love these characters in this story. Gia is an amazing character, the author doesn't go the route of making her a strong character by never having her cry, WHICH I LOVE. You can be strong and still show emotions. There was also some mystery about Gia and her globes, that I won't go in detail about but that I totally loved. Emily was also back, while I strongly disliked her in the second book until we figured some stuff out, I loved her in this final book. She was amazing. Like always I enjoyed every moment that had Nana, Pop and Afton in it. But also the other sentinels like Lei (my favorite ducky), Jaran (his friendship with Gia will always be my absolute favorite!), and Demos.

 

I still couldn't care less about Nick (I mean I feel for him, but I wasn't a big fan of him before everything went down, so) or Bastien. I'm sorry, I just can't. This is also why I read everything relating to Gia and Bastien very loosely. I can't. And Arik, ARIK. Good god, how I miss that dude from book one. Book two was a mess when it came to him. The beginning of this book, I couldn't deal with him and was very glad to see things change around the middle towards the end. I love Arik with all my heart, but damn, it's been a rough time.

 

Another part that I truly enjoyed in this book, was seeing the fairy realm, seeing all the other havens and covens. I just love all the world building, it was beautiful and just so very well done.

 

Overall, I truly enjoyed this trilogy. Not everything went how I wanted it to go but I can live with that, I still liked it alot.

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