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text 2018-08-08 21:58
My July 2018
Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Miraculous - Das verwunschene Parfüm - Barbara Neeb,Katharina Schmidt
Always Never Yours - Austin Siegemund-Broka,Emily Wibberley
Children of Blood and Bone: Goldener Zorn - Tomi Adeyemi,Andrea Fischer
Harry Potter und der Halbblutprinz - J.K. Rowling
Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions - 5 stars
Miraculous - Das verwunschene Parfüm - 5 stars
Always Never Yours - 5 stars
Children of Blood and Bone: Goldener Zorn - 4 stars
Harry Potter und der Halbblutprinz - 5 stars

 

Favorite book(s) of the month: Dear Ijeawele, Always Never Yours, Harry Potter (duh!)

 

Books started this month but haven't finished yet: Manga Classics: Romeo And Juliet

 

Look at me, finally posting my wrap up. I don't know why it's taking me so freaking long, it's not like I have tons of books to talk about. But 5 are not that bad, I'm actually super happy about it, especially since they all got a really good raiting from me, and were seriously soooo good. I'm still mad about me, for not finishing Romeo and Julie yet. I hate this play since highschool, I never read it there, and I have so many problems with it, still, even when it's in Manga format and way easier to read. I just don't like the story. Here we go, now I put a freaking mini review in this wrap up LOL

 
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review SPOILER ALERT! 2018-07-28 15:27
Goldener Zorn // Children of Blood and Bone!!!
Children of Blood and Bone: Goldener Zorn - Tomi Adeyemi,Andrea Fischer

German and english review
First things first: I received this book through NetGalley.

 

 

Inhalt: Sie töteten meine Mutter.
Sie raubten uns die Magie.
Sie zwangen uns in den Staub.

Jetzt erheben wir uns.


Zélies Welt war einst voller Magie. Flammentänzer spielten mit dem Feuer, Geistwandler schufen schillernde Träume, und Seelenfänger wie Zélies Mutter wachten über Leben und Tod. Bis zu der Nacht, als ihre Kräfte versiegten und der machthungrige König von Orïsha jeden einzelnen Magier töten ließ. Die Blutnacht beraubte Zélie ihrer Mutter und nahm einem ganzen Volk die Hoffnung.

Jetzt hat Zélie eine einzige Chance, die Magie nach Orïsha zurückzuholen. Ihre Mission führt sie über dunkle Pfade, wo rachedurstige Geister lauern, und durch glühende Wüsten, die ihr und ihrer treuen Löwenesse alles abverlangen. Dabei muss sie ihren Feinden immer einen Schritt voraus sein. Besonders dem Kronprinzen, der mit allen Mitteln verhindern will, dass die Magie je wieder zurückkehrt …

 

Ich wollte das Buch so viel mehr lieben als ich es letzendlich tat. Aber ich mochte es, das ist ja schließlich auch was.

 

Ich mochte den Schreibstil der Autorin unheimlich gerne, ich finde sie hat es toll gemacht uns die Welt näher zu bringen und alles zu erklären aber auch noch genug Raum für die eigene Fantasie gelassen. Ich mochte die Welt, die sie erschaffen hat und die Atmosphäre.

 

Ich mochte, dass wir die Geschichte aus drei verschiedenen Sichten erzählt bekommen haben. Zélie, Amari, und Inan. Obwohl ich sagen muss, dass ich ab einem gewissen Zeitpunkt keine Lust mehr auf Inans Sicht der Dinge hatte und liebendgerne seine Kapitel übersprungen hätte. Dafür mochte ich die anderen Beiden um so mehr.

 

Was mich gleich zu dem Thema Charakter bringt. Wir haben Zélie, die ich einfach sofort mag. Sie ist mir gleich ans Herz gewachsen und durch das Buch hinweg, ist sie mir immer wichtiger geworden. Alles an ihrer Kindheit hat mir das Herz gebrochen, alles im Hier und Jetzt hat mich zum Verzweifeln gebracht, weil Dinge passiert sind, die sie nicht beeinflussen konnte aber auch weil sie für sich eigenartige Entscheidungen getroffen hat, die ich absolut nicht nachvollziehen konnte und es immer noch nicht kann. Doch ich mochte sie einfach unheimlich gerne.
Das Gleiche gilt für Amari, ich muss allerdings ehrlich gestehen, dass ich sie doch ein bisschen mehr mag. Sie hat eindeutig die größte Verwandlung in dem Buch durchgemacht. Sie hat wirklich auch so viel durchmachen müssen aber ist dadurch um einiges stärker geworden.
Zu Inan sage ich nichts, weil ich seine Rolle in dem Buch einfach nur eine riesengroße Zeitverschwendung finde. Ich fand es am Anfang interessant, dass er ebenfalls magische Kräfte hatte, das war aber auch das einzig interessante an ihm. In jedem seiner Kapitel hat er seine Meinung zu Dingen und die Seiten gewechselt, manchmal sogar innerhalb eines Kapitels. Das hat mich einfach nur genervt.

 

Da kommen wir gleich zum nächsten Thema das mich mächtig gestört hat. Die Beziehung zwischen Zélie und Inan. Was war das denn? War das nötig? Vor allem kann ich immer noch nicht nachvollziehen, wie das Ganze entstanden ist, geschweige denn wie sich die ganze Sache entwickelt hat. Wenn ich vor allem bedenke, wie lange Zélie gebraucht hat um Amari als etwas anderes zu sehen als ihren Vater, der ihre Mutter und so viele andere hat töten lassen. Nach allem was Inan selbst getan hat, fand ich diesen Wandel einfach nur furchtbar.
Die Beziehung/Freundschaft zwischen Zélie und Amari fand ich dabei um einiges interessanter, wie es sich im Laufe des Buches entwickelt hat und wie Zélie in Amari mit der Zeit eine echte Freundin und Vertraute gesehen hat, anstatt ihre Feindin. (Abgesehen von den familiären Beziehung wie Zélie und ihr Vater, oder Zélie und Tzain, ihrem Bruder, fand ich die Beziehung zwischen Zélie und Amari eigentlich am allerwichtigsten).

 

Alles in allem mochte ich das Buch total, allerdings wurde es mir durch einige Kleinigkeiten kaputt gemacht. Ich bin allerdings total auf das nächste Buch gespannt.

 

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Summary: They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.

Now we rise.

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy.

 

I wanted to love this book so much more than I actually did. But I liked it, so this is something, I guess.

 

I loved the writing and how the author brought this world to live and explained enough to get me there, but left me enough room to get my own imagination going. I loved the world she build and the setting, and just the whole atmosphere.

 

I really liked that the story was told from three different points of view. Zélie, Amari, and Inan. Although I have to say that after a certain time, I was so done with Inan's point of view and would've loved to just skip his parts. I loved the other two way more.

 

This brings me right to the characters. We have Zélie, who I loved from the first page. She had a place in my heart right away and throughout the book, she became more and more important to me. Everything about her childhood, her whole past, broke my heart. Everything in the here and now, frustrated me to no end, cause things happend that she couldn't control but she also made decisions herself that I couldn't understand at the time, and still can't. I still loved her very much.
The same goes for Amari, I have to admit, though, that I love her a bit more. She grew the most throughout this story. She went through quite a lot in her life but she came out so much stronger at the end.
I don't actually want to say anything about Inan, cause I thought his role in the book was just a big waste of time. In the beginning, I thought it was really interesting that he had magic, but that was and still is the only interesting thing about him. He changed his opinion and sides every chapter, sometimes even in the same chapter. He just annoyed me to know end.

 

So let's talk about the next thing that annoyed me a lot. The relationship between Zélie and Inan. What even was that? Was that in anyway necessary? I still can't understand or even begin to understand how this even happened and how things developed between them. Especially thinking about the fact that Zélie took forever to see Amari as anything else than her father, who killed her mother and so many other people. After everything Inan done himself, I just thought that change was just terrible.
The relationship between Zélie and Amari was so much more interesting, how this developed and how Zélie started to see Amari as a real friend and someone she could trust, instead of her enemy.
(Apart from the familial relationships, Zélie and her dad, or Zélie and Tzain, her brother, I tought the relationship between Zélie and Amari was the most important one).
 

Overall, I liked the book a lot, there were just small parts that didn't make me love it. But I'm very interested and excited for the next book.

 
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text 2018-06-17 19:12
Reading progress update: I've read 7%.
Children of Blood and Bone: Goldener Zorn - Tomi Adeyemi,Andrea Fischer

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review 2018-05-30 13:27
Review: Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1) by Tomi Adeyemi
Children of Blood and Bone: The OrÏsha Legacy (Children of OrÏsha) - Tomi Adeyemi

 

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.

 

This book is amazing … go read it … That’s it. No, really I loved everything about this book. The World building , the characters, the magic in this book, the overall story , the ups and the down and many plot twists even the wicked cliffhanger we getting. I should say that they are some dark aspects to the book and there is also some torture which might trigger some people. I really loved the world setting it was beautifully described, that and the smooth writing made you feel like you right there along with them. I also thought it was really well balanced and not overly described or pushed and just had the right amount of everything to make you feel you are there. We get three POV which honestly I wasn’t so sure about in the beginning but really ended up enjoying, It just gave you the right amount of inside into some of the characters. Sometime it would have been nice to get Tzain but it might have been too much and really we really get enough of a feel of him through the others. Inan, man I was not sure about him and I;m still not sure about him On the one side I felt for him on the other side I wanted to kill him..I can’t say too much with the ending but it will be very ingesting to see how that all plays out in the next book. Really it can go either way or so many other ways, really . I also really loved Zelie., how she never gave up and did what she had to restore Magic or to keep it alive . I also felt for her , and all the other Maji to see what the y had endured but yet still kept fighting. I also liked how she grew with her magic and just seemed to be more and more one with it. But of course nothing ever goes as planned and along the way they must overcome so much more trouble and agony. I wasn’t sure about her and Inan, it seemed right. Then it seemed wrong other times a bit forced. It was just all over the place no matter the emotions behind it. For me Amari for me was my favorite, just because she was steady in her motives and she really grew the most throughout their journey . I always looked forward to her parts. Overall this was an awesome book and I cannot wait to read the next .

I rate this book a full 5 ★

 

 

 

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