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„Avis Blackthorn and the Ring of Enchantment“ is the prequel of the Avis Adventure #series, written by Jack Simmonds. It plays six weeks before Avis starts Hailing Hall School for Wizards. The Cover: It is an interesting drawing with Avis, the #rabbit and the #pig and is also #funny and suitable for the readers. The Plot: The 12-year old Avis Blackthorn is the only good #wizard in a family which consists only of evil wizards who are serving Malakai, the most evil wizard of all time. The #magical kingdom is in another dimension than the Outside (where all normal, non-magical people live). The Blackthorns live in the Darkhampton Manor, a #castle where darkness always resides, even though the castle lays in the sunniest kingdom of all. Nothing grows there and it’s no fun for Avis because he is bullied by his nine older siblings, for example Marianne and Gertrude change him into a mouse. Besides of that, Avis is a bitter disappointment for his parents because Avis is so good. And his name also leads to that he has no friends and no foe, and therefore he is the #loner of the family. And not even the Butler Kilkenny from Ireland likes Avis. One day, his parents are on their way to poison a princess and Avis gets a warning that if he doesn’t „cause any damage around the castle, there will be severe punishment around the castle.“ Of course, Butler Kilkenny wants that Avis does all the housework because Kilkenny is lazy and Avis has no chance to defend because Kilkenny would starve him otherwise and Avis only went to theoretical magical training. So Avis is really anxious and excited to go to the magical school and he also can’t wait to use his #chancellor (you can’t do real magic without one). And the chancellor his family have, is an exceptional one: the Ring of Enchantment, the most prized possession in the magical world. With the Ring of Enchantment you can make things alive and what would be better than turning his plush pet, Sedrik, his only and best friend, into a real rabbit? 4-Stars!l 251 more words. Full review: https://goo.gl/QS2qYb #bookstagram #harrypotter #magical #againstbullying #magisch #forchildren

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„Avis Blackthorn and the Magical Multicolour Jumper“ is the second installment of the Avis Adventure #series, written by Jack Simmonds. Cover: It reminds me a lot of the Harry Potter covers, Avis and Robin look a bit like Harry and Ron in this scene. The Plot: Avis Blackthorn is thirteen years old and his second year at the Hailing Hall School for Wizards nearly started. His family consists only of evil #wizards and Avis needs to keep a big #secret: He was the one who defeated Malakai, the most evil wizard in all times, last year. His parents are embarrassed by him and all his nine siblings despise and bully him for being so nice. And he really can’t wait to go to school again because home is like usual, only a horrible place for him: His sister Marianne and a Prince she #enchanted, are getting married in Darkhampton Manor, where the Blackthorn family resides, and Avis task is to clean all the floors, rooms and toilets of the century old castle with the available hundreds of rooms. Fortunately Avis has still his Seven League Shoes – a gift he got from the Lily, the Headmaster of Hailing Hall School. However, even though Avis thought that nothing out of the ordinary would happen, something really surprising occurs: While Avis has his Seven League Shoes on, he meets his Granddad again who he perceived as dead. His grandfather gives him an old #chancellor with unusual runes on it The Hailing Hall School was like a sanctuary for him. But the rules changed: Tina Partington, the girl he loves and who he got into a relationship in the last book, ignores him completely even though Avis rescued her brother Ernie and her. Ernie has almost no time because of his tests. The meanest and the most cunning of his brothers, Harold, is one of the new teachers in the Hailing High School and Avis bears the #prejudice among his classmates against him (though he thought that everything would change when he began his second school year). ... 3-Stars! 499 more words. Full review: https://goo.gl/ksBFHz #bookstagram #magic #fantasy #harrypotter #nightschool #bullying #siblings #threestars #okay #criticalreview

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„Legacy“ is a #supernatural YA #novel, written by Teresa Roman. Plot: It is about Jordana who is a shapeshifter living in Florida. Her mom died when Jordana was seven because of a drug overdose, so she is living with her dad and her stepmother, Shannon, who are afraid of her #powers and forbid her to shift. Jordana misses her aunt Rowena a lot and despite of their closeness, Rowena left her after the death of her mum. Jordana grew up with the knowledge that her #shapeshifter abilities are a taboo and something to hide and be afraid of. That’s why all she really wants is to be a normal High School girl, studying for her economics test and having her boyfriend, Brad. However, it is not easy for Jordana to deny her second nature or to live a normal life. For example, Jordana wants to go to the school ball, yet her dad is always afraid that Jordana could morph into a wild and dangerous animal in a sudden and attack other people. So Jordana seeks to have her own freedom, without any of her dad’s strict rules. Especially because she also noticed that Shannon also really would like to have Jordana out of her house. Jordana can’t even tell her best friend, Jenna, about her capabilities because her father believes that she could be kidnapped and be studied by scientists as a result. If there wasn’t the curious and good-looking Christian Matheson with his blue eyes who is the newest member of the junior class of First Coat High who gets under her skin and who knows about her secret. Christian and his parents are also shapeshifters and he wants nothing more than that Jordana also feels good with herself. Christian also gets on her nerves insofar that he is sure that Jordana deserves better than her boyfriend, Brad. But Jordana is afraid that the longer she spends time with him, the more people could learn about what she tries to keep hidden. Christian also lives in the same subdivision and loves to sneak around and observe her. He has a special interest in Jordana, even though she makes it pretty sure that she doesn’t want to have to do anything with him. 90 more words. Full review: https://goo.gl/Fw1Vod) #bookstagram #funny #exciting #fear #highschool

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„Berman’s Chosen“ is the second installment of the Berman’s #wolf #series, written by Gretchen S.B. It is about students who were turned into #werewolves by #scientists in the first #novel. It plays after Lyra was #kidnapped and poisoned by the lab technicians and after she was brought back to her #pack. The Plot: Jack, the Alpha and friend of Lyra, still can’t believe what happened to Lyra. Fortunately Lyra’s aunt, a Luna (a werewolf with healing abilities) could find a suppressant against the drug Lyra got from the testers. As a result, Lyra could be revived, but she in a coma ever since. Days pass by without any reaction until Jack out of a sudden hears Lyra whispers in the morning. It seems that the sedative was too strong for Lyra and that’s why Lyra couldn’t wake up. And of course, Jack is going to inform Taylor and Justin immediately, since they are Lyra’s littermates (with whom she grew up). In the meantime, the pack also found out that the lab assistants who were responsible that the students turned into werewolves, work now under a Dr. Paul and that there is a network connected to them. Jack wants that the researchers should be observed for a longer time. But for that he needs the ok of the six alphas (The lab technicians transformed six groups into werewolves. One of the groups consists of Lyra, Jack, Ryan, Hazel etc.). At least half of Berman’s lab assistants are involved. And a company called Cell Corp is part of their new scheme. The packs also need to find the labs to hinder new experiments on humans. At the same time, Lyra is considering to tell Jack his big secret: She already was a werewolf before she was turned. Lyra guesses that with the help of her family and their connections that her pack could avert the risk being kidnapped again. Besides, even though Lyra’s aunt came up with a suppressant, she doesn’t have a cure for Lyra’s health condition. Can Lyra convince his father to support them, although the werewolf clan is secretive about their existence? Is Jack going to forgive Lyra for her big secret? And what are the lab assistants of Berman up to? 47 more words. Full review: https://goo.gl/t5NTcJ #bookstagram #fantasy

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Red Midnight“ is the second part of the Chains of Midnight #series, written by C. C. Harwood. Cover: The girl with the bright hair surrounded by ravens, the dark blue background and the red moon and the distinctive typeface perked up my interest a lot. Plot: Three months earlier: Jason is tied to a bed in a hospital without any memory what happened to him. As a consequence Jason is running away and when a branch catches his throat, he slowly remembers the previous events. Now: Samantha goes to church to say farewell to her best friend, Jen, whose throat was crashed down by a fellow school mate and therefore died. Jen was an innocent girl and senior student, however the fact that she is Nephilim caused her death in the end. And Sam is sure that Seth Aron is the culprit because she saw how he stuffed Jen into his trunk. Sam still doesn’t understand how their lives could change so fast. Sam, Jada and Jen discovered not long ago that they would develop #supernatural powers after their 18th birthday. Sam has power over electricity and Jada can grow plants and use them as a defence. However, Jen’s #power developed to too late to rescue Jen. Since then Sam and Jada didn’t talk with each other anymore because Sam considers Jada as an accomplice of all the bad things which happened to them. Besides Jada stole Sam‘s chance for having Nathan as a boyfriend. Sam believes that she can get Nathan to love her. Even though it is clear that Nathan is in #love with Jada and he would do everything for her, although Nathan’s task is to kill Nephilims. And Sam also has severe problems with her parents: she has a controlling father and a mother who doesn’t trust her. And the result is that Sam behaves selfish and mean to her friends. However, her b*ch attitude changes after a while when Sam gets to know Emily. Emily is a Goth girl with serious self confidence issues. But Sam and Emily are not the only ones who are having problems. And something sinister is coming the way towards the group of Nephilims and hunters alike. 235 more words. https://goo.gl/h7xXpm #nephilim #bookstagram #fantasy #selfconfidence #againstbullying

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"Brand Identity" is a successful how-to manual for new #entrepreneurs, #startups who needs a new message and established businesses who try to #rebrand their image. It's about how companies like to tend only to look at the figures, but that their core values and character is important, too. The author indicates this by describing how you are on a deserted island and that you have certain items with you and others not. And that the most relevant question is, if you try to start and make the best of what you have or despair about your fate. No matter what- you and your #brand changes with your challenges and if you embrace the adaption, you and your brand can become greater than you were before. This can also broaden your view. We all have certain abilities or #expert knowledge in some areas which can make the difference when #customers categorize your items in good or great. Or shortly, „don’t follow the path of least resistance“ (Position 488). What can you and your creation provide for the target group by being you (Or why should they care?). You need to understand your clients first though, and what best skills and tools best suits them (market empathy). The ultimate question is „How do I create value?“(position 333) which leads that either the consumer buys your product or not. If your target group is emotionally connected to your product and sees its core values like practical implementation, a convincing cost performance ration or a certain status you get with it, then they will rather purchase it. And you need a specific value or better: values to differentiate your product from others (Unique Selling Proposition = USP). These are not a bonus, but something which makes your merchandise valuable. It is crucial to make the information you present „easily digestible“ (Position 396). The author presents his idea by illustrating how the movie industry makes a story compelling. (202 more words. Full review: https://goo.gl/BC9wHc) #bookstagram #howtomanual #great #easytouse

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"Dangerous Ally" is the first part of the Long Shot Series, written by Michelle Grey. The Plot: And it really gets on fast when at the beginning a #kidnapping takes place. An unknown person is handcuffed to the bed and drugged. Two strangers need the codes for the laptop. Who was captured? In the meanwhile Lacey Jordan, co-owner of a flower shop, has an uncomfortable feeling in her gut. Paige, her business partner, is on her honeymoon. Paige and Lacey formed the start up and after two years of working very hard so their company could become successful, they found the right co-worker for their team: Sam. It is Friday night and she can't wait to eat dinner with her father and his new girlfriend, Mona Nicholson. Lacey is calmed that after her mother died when Lacey was eight that her father finally found the right woman to his side and Mona and her dad complement each other in a great way. If there wasn't Spencer, Mona's child who would constantly get on their nerves because Spencer doesn't like that his mum is ready for a new relationship. Caleb Mansfield works for BioTech Corporation in Michigan Avenue. He spent 10 months abroad and expanded BioTech in all three distribution channels in Europe and making the final contracts so BioTech could develop into the major player in the European animal nutrition and #bioscience market. Not long after he got back, a FedEx envelope is ready for him from Bill Jordan, his formal mentor. It contains Bill's research on BR-714, including the clinical trial data about a cure for cancer of the digestive system. But when Lacey is at Mona's house, her dad is missing. The Lacey catches sight of her dad's mobile phone and she gets a call from a man she nearly forgot, Caleb Mansfield. Lacey remembers the summer with him and how Caleb broke her heart by leaving her. The events escalate soon when Sam is threatened at work and someone attacks Lacey. Where is Lacey's father? Why is Sam threatened? And can Lacey forgive Caleb? An #exciting #novel with many #romantic encounters, #suspense and full of #surprises. 5-Stars! #bookstagram #books #mystery

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"Technocracy in America", written by Parag Khanna is a #thesis based on Plato's idea of political aristocracy which puts a committee of "Guardians" for the protection of the public additional to the available democratic structures. Parag Khanna’s work contains in particular complex matters about #politics and #history which are difficult to follow up for everybody. It illuminates especially Khanna’s personal views and reflects less a broader range of opinions. Parag Khanna assumes the status of America’s political and economic progress as stagnant or even to continue to decline. Khanna prefers snapshots of economic and political overviews instead of long-term analysis. His statements are above all in an elevated form and scientifically explained. The outline of his thesis is clearly recognizable, only his variations are getting lost. Throughout the book, Khanna tries to inspire his #readers. Accordingly, to that he uses a transparent table of contents and the cover is chosen to signal change. However, some negative points need to be said: First of all, the cover is too dark so the elements go largely unnoticed. The same is with the charts which begin to lose clarity and transparency because the angel is chosen (90° to the text) which makes it impossible to read the stated facts on an eReader. The colours of the charts are mostly ok, yet the author should work with brighter colours instead of grey and black. The zoom function should also be considered. Which makes it even sadder is that facts are not covered with charts or surveys so the reader understand the author’s presentation fully, nor it is manageable to turn the available two (!) charts for examination. The typeface of the text is catching the eye of the reader (Except when it is about the charts and footnotes. The author should show the font in bold or highlight more). The quotations originate from a large collection and are mostly well-chosen. 260 more words. https://goo.gl/jKQB #bookstagram #criticalreview

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"The Pursual" is the first #book of the Nome Chronicles, written by F. F John. It is about #intrigues, #adventure, #illusions and betrayal. The novel plays in the 25th century. The Plot: Neith's world consists of 20 different nomes in which the #society is separated. This makes it difficult for her to pursue her real #love: Invier because her family is 2nd in rank and Invier’s family is on the last spot. She knows that her father will never allow a marriage between her and Invier because Invier's rank in society is so low and she hast o marry into a profitable alliance. That's why Neith talked her father into organizing a pursual which means that candidates will compete which each other in different #challenges in order to win the hand of her. The last pursual happened when Invier's late grandmother was born so it's a historical event. However Invier doesn't want to take part in the ceremony, but wants to envelope with Neith, even if they live in poverty. Despite that Neith is best friend with Bel, she can't explain her why she has to make sure that Invier has to participate even if he doesn't know it yet... And Bel also seems to have more and more secrets. Will Neith lies destroy the relationship? What are Bel's #secrets? And when more and more participants die and the resistors of the system are attacking normal citizens and nome buildings, who is responsible for this all? Great #dystopia novel with many #surprises and interesting characters. 5-Stars! #bookstagram #theselection #bachelorette #great #fantastic #recommended

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"The Byzantine Connection“ is the third installment of the Stella Hunter #mystery. The Cover: It looks interesting with the golden mask and the dark haired woman. The typeface is elegant in blue and gold, which reflect the colours of the mask. There is also gold dust around the edges of the mask and face. The Plot: Carter and Stella are in the Detroit’s Saint Hedwig’s church to talk with Father Malvan. Farther Malvan was an old friend she met 24 years ago when she was finishing her doctorate at Michigan University. Stella wants that Father Malvan identify the script of a Byzantine script so she can correctly reference the text in her new #book. Stella loves medieval literature, excursions into castles, churches, etc. One of her personal callings is to catch a Serbian fraud, named Dr. Jovanov, who’d published a book three years ago that every castle and monastery in Europe is hiding a treasure. The result was that strangers began plundering every castle or monastery available in their near. Suddenly, Carter is observing an old Oriental couple who is walking towards him and a ripple effect is taking place: In an instant they are significantly younger like a newlywed couple. The priest also has something curious to reveal: after eleven o’clock last night someone made a delivery of an unfinished red and gray granite statue. The pastor believes that he saw the stigmata on the statue and he is known as being reasonable. He also studied medicine and has a degree in psychology and it is not common for him to have hallucinations. Thirty years ago, the cleric witnessed his first stigmata in Peru. In the meanwhile Stella finds more about the script. It was written by three people over fifty or sixty years. It was discovered in the Greek Sintorini Monastery. It describes a fleet which carried treasure from Alexandria to Rome. However, the pirates threatened the fleet and they headed to the Aegean. Yet the pirates won and unloaded the treasure on one of the islands. When Stella discovers more about the granite stone, she realizes that they have to destroy it. (190 more words. Full review: https://goo.gl/8MjxN4 #bookstagram #historyfiction #byzantine

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„Brainwalker“ is a YA #science fiction #novel about Bernard, who has a vivid imagination and a very curious nature, especially about science. However, since his mother died in an explosion, Bernard and his father have communication problems. The Cover: Wow, it looks simply #amazing with the two cities, the boy standing in the middle and everywhere the #axioms around him. The #drawings: Unfortunately the most drawings in the book are rather quickly made and they appear unpractised which is sad because I loved the cover so much. The Plot: It is about the fourteen year old Bernard, who has issues at school and home because nobody really seems to understand him. Bernard is stressed out because he has to pick a science project soon. The science project wouldn’t be such a dilemma for him since he loves science. However Ms. Needleman is not really understanding when it comes to Bernard’s curious nature. And the only point Bernard and his father have in common is their dog, Milo, who Bernard’s mother rescued from the pound. When his mother was around, their kitchen was a #laboratory and his dad and he spent much time together. Especially star-looking was Bernard’s favourite hobby with his dad. But since his mother died, his father has no time and is afraid that Bernard’s attitude towards science could lead him to the same destiny like his mother. Bernard’s first idea are mushrooms and their hidden messages. Yet when Ms Needleman explains about the #brain and its structure, Bernard gets an even more fabulous plan: He wants to study #wormholes and how these could transport you from one place to another. He often asks intriguing questions like „How does the brain make new thoughts?“, „But is it the thoughts that make the neurons move? Or the #neurons moving that make the thoughts?“ etc. and he has interesting thoughts: „It’s about the possibility that wormholes could… give us access to other dimensions.“ (276 more words. Full review: https://goo.gl/kMnQVr) #sciencefiction #ya #bookstagram #childrensfiction #forchildren #forallages #great #fatherandson #jugendbuch #kinderbuch #fürkinder #großartig #liebe #vaterundsohn #iloveit #ichliebees

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„Mind Massage“, written by Stefan Cockroft is an #easy way method to meditate. At first, Stefan Cockroft arranges the #meditation methods in four parts: An introduction, the basic information, tips for applying the method and a summary at last. Which makes the book #special is that it can be read in three different ways: first, the standard way, which goes deeper, but is also more abstract, then the easier shortcut and at last the wormhole route. It is especially designed for #beginners to have an easy start into meditating. The first method is „The Mat introductory meditation activity“ which I found the most helpful because you imagine the three letters M-A-T and how each letter slowly dissolve and in the end you have the required and wished quietness and silence you need. This approach is also very suitable for busy people because you only need 10-15 minutes. After the meditation, it makes sense to reflect how you feel and if you feel more #peaceful and #calm. Another suggestion is to listen to background music and to use the progressive muscle relaxation method according to Jacobsen (you actively imagine how you relax each muscle beginning with the hands and ending with the feet) so you get into a more composed state. Slowly breathing in and out four or five times also help a lot in this process. What I really liked about the book is the remark that it is important to stay positive and kind to you. You often tense up a lot if you have certain expectations how a meditation needs to be. And I also liked that the author listed the benefits of meditation, e.g., increased immune function, lowered anxiety, reduced stress, boosted emotional intelligence, increase in grey matter in the brain and the brain volume, improved attention, memory and creativity etc. (325 more words. Full review: https://goo.gl/SMDw3t) #bookstagram #howtomanual #health #reducedstress #immuneboost #positive #memory #creativity #progressivemusclerelaxation #gesund #bücher #ratgeber #stressfree #stressfrei #kreativität #immunsystemstärken #positives #nachjacobsen

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„Love so innocent“ is the debut novel, written by Moshe Trotman. It is about the #romance story of Lauren and Jimmy Silvester. It takes place in Connecticut in 2011. The Plot: Jimmy Silvester is meeting Lauren, his childhood friend, when a house of a neighbour burned down. It was three years ago since Jimmy’s heart was broken by his former girlfriend Abisha. However, Jimmy is afraid to admit that he loves Lauren, especially because Mr. Cedric, Lauren’s father threatened him years ago. Jimmy is first and foremost an electrician and that’s why some of his neighbours believe that he installed the connecting wires in a wrong way. Besides of that Jimmy is a dog sitter. Another problem is that Lauren has temporarily a boyfriend, called Raymond who is rich. But she is not happy with him. Be that as it may, her mother Martha pursues that Raymond and Lauren get together because they would be a good match. Have Lauren’s and Jimmy’s love a chance? Beautiful metaphors and sentences highlight the story: „Come quick before it goes, and before you start meditating on life’s sweetness.“ The writing is quite #poetic, yet the dialogue and descriptions are unproportional more present than the rest so the pace can be quite slow from time to time. Primarily, it lasts a long time before Jimmy confesses that he loves Lauren, although everyone has been already aware of his emotions before. 4-Stars! #debutnovel #bookstagram #story #conneticut #beautiful

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„Thirty Days In Quito“ is a #travelling companion, written by K. Kris Loomis. Kris and her husband Hugh lived three years in Ecuador with their #cat Triplet. This #novel is about the thirty days they spent in Quito. Cover: It looks nice with the cat on the suitcase over the map which shows South America. It is harmonious with the beige and brown colours. The typeface is distinct and vast. The front fuels the desire to #travel and awakens the spirit of adventure. Plot: Kris never took a vacation outside the state of South Carolina, where she lives, but the summer she turned forty-five, she and her husband Hugh decided to plan a lifetime trip to South America. They moved to South America in July of 2013 and their first destination was Quito. By the way, Ecuador is one of the favourite destinations for retirement for Americans. Many funny experiences lead to another: first, Kris has to take Triplet, a rather shy cat, into her arms so they could go to the detector, all around them noisy and busy people and Kris was checked for explosives while holding the cat; the clown taxi they took to their way, to Quito; the key-banging episodes; the spiral staircase with no handrail; the Frankenstein shower and many more occurrences which will make you laugh out loud! I really liked how many facts the author listed and what you should know when you are travelling to South America and how South America is different to countries in the Western World. Especially her personal experiences and the mistakes she admitted they made, helps to give the reader a full impression on the people and their way of living. What I also loved is that the author described her #trip in the view of a pet owner because it can be really stressful for animals to #journey on a trip or tour if you are not prepared enough to fulfill their needs and check their security. 5-Stars for a really well-described and an entertaining travelling companion! Kind regards, Butterfly Mentions #bookstagram #ecuador #southamerica #fivestars #favourite #funny #entertaining #quito #travellingcompanion #krisloomis #personalexperience

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Effortless #reading“, written by Vu Tran is a how-to manual for speed reading. This book is specially made for people who read less than fifty #books a year. Speed reading is used by many people, e.g. Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Elon Musk. It promises that you can spend only fifteen minutes every day for reading. One of the main points of Vu Trans’s method is only to read the paragraph which helps you the most and to skip the rest of the book. But can you really say then that you read the book? I think if it’s not a #non-fiction book, then I disagree since a #novel can be beneficial for you because you read all content and things which weren’t on your mind before. You get curious because you learn about other subjects which are out of your box and not the same stuff you already know. Ok, maybe the method can be practical if you need to learn in school to get the main idea of a novel or if you need to do a presentation of the basics, etc. And maybe, some #readers won’t mind if they don’t read how the author introduces characters, builds pace or how the author succeeds in keeping the reader’s interest… However if you LOVE books, that’s why you read at all. Of course with so many choices of #paperbacks and #ebooks nowadays, it is difficult to choose the right one. And that’s what Vu Tran got right after all. You need to evaluate before you buy a book if it fits your current situation. If you are separated and angry about your ex, reading a book about marriage and finding luck, is maybe not the right choice for you. Or if you love YA novels, a book about a middle-aged woman in her midlife crisis might be not suitable… Or if you love animals and the dog dies because of the carelessness of the main character, you might just hate the main character and the novel afterwards. And why spent angry tears on something you don’t like? I guess, these are moments in which you really have to listen to your own reactions and your heart… And when you really don’t like the novel, it will not be better if you only finish it so you can admit that you read the novel after all. (365 more words. https://goo.gl/beFBMY)

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King of the Stars is the third book in the Stella and Sol #series, written by Kimberly Loth. The #novel plays after Zwaantie finds out that the Old Mother Wilma, the midwife, she knew since she was a child, told her that Zwaantie was responsible for every child the #vipers killed. And that after the midwife tried to #murder her. Cover: A #stunning front with the #kingdom of Stella above and the kingdom of Sol below. Plot: Ari, the son of the king of Stella and legacy to the throne, confessed to Zwaantie, the daughter of the king of Sol, his #love. However Zwaantie discovered that she can only rescue the children in Stella against the #attacks of the vipers when she falls in love with Leo, one of the lower princes. Leo meanwhile, is investigating the deaths of the children, without being aware about Zwaantie’s #secret. Besides Leo is often so much away that Zwaantie has no chance to feel fond of him. Her solely confidante is Sage, who is always around Ari (which is another issue for Zwaantie because in this way she can’t stay away from Ari). Additional to that Zwaantie is despised by the citizens and also Leo’s sister Candace, who got a child recently, called Raaf, even though nobody should have the information that Zwaantie is indeed the culprit! Negative points: It was almost too obvious that after Zwaantie’s crush on Phoenix vanished that she would have a strong fondness for Ari next (although Zwaantie felt intimidated by Ari before and she even seemed to despise him). It is understandable that she can’t alter her emotions towards Ari though. What I criticize, however is that she revision her decision to be close to him or not every other chapter. And despite that you can’t force someone to love another, it seems that practically everyone believes it is possible. Notwithstanding I loved the descriptions of Stella! I loved that there are cat cafés ❤ ❤ ❤ The scene with the field of lovers was so moving and intense 😃 The magic was of course, spectacular like ever and the funny and mysterious parties and encounters with the inhabitants of Stella so exciting!!! Should Zwaantie follow honour and marry Leo or fight for her love to Ari?

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„Proem“ is the prequel of the Nome Chronicles, written by F. F. John. The #cover: It looks beautiful with the violet dress and the silver typeface. By the way, I love the preliminary remarks at the beginning of her novels. ❤ ❤ ❤ This time it is: „proem (n). Meaning: a preface or preamble to a #book or speech; a beginning“. Plot: The novel starts at the party of the Nome Opitz, who are celebrating the joining between Scioness Enyama Damil and Doge Lance Singer. It is a society where looks, ranks and gossip rule and only your family name and Nome decides who you are marrying and what your future career will be. Neith like all the other party goers consist of the Group of Twenty. Then there are the sixty lower houses which are servants and workers. And the last is the districts which nobody visits because there are filled with poor and sick residents. The result is that rebels make the times harder and dangerous. A pairing is more like a business contract between families which should guarantee that the wealth and prestige of the nomes don’t get lost. At this event it becomes clear how Neith likes to use her power and influence to get the latest news from the citizen, to entertain herself by giving an underage girl Pomrose alcohol or by getting special bonus e.g. penny cakes. Net and Bel, her best friend, nearly dies of boredom until they get the secret out of Madina that her sister Adaora actually loves Lance, however the nome of Enyama ranks higher than Adaoras. Besides Neith is thrilled that her own pairing is soon coming up, yet she doesn’t know what will happen in between… What will happen in light of the endangerment through the rebels? Why is Neith changing her opinion, so abruptly? And can Neith really always get what she wants? A thrilling and fast paced dystopia which is only the beginning of the occurrences which will come to pass. It reminds me of the metaphor „the quiet before the storm“. I love the friendship between Bel and Neith and how Bel stands up against the stubborn Neith, although Neith has a higher rank than her. (39 more words. Do you want to #read more? https://goo.gl/maJFmM) #dystopia #bookstagram

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„Blood Moon Magick“ is the second installment, written by S.M. Blooding. It happens two days after Paige Whiskey was in Louisina to investigate crime scenes caused by a serial murder and exchanged the life of Dexx for the key to hell. The cover: It’s beautiful, dark and in the main colours: blue, green, black, red and white. You get instantly a magical feeling 😊. Besides: This time, the author added a soundtrack (I absolutely love! books and manga with additional soundtracks) for Blood Moon Magic. An album full of action and adventure 😃And every chapter has a symbol which looks like a bird next to the chapter number. Plot: It begins fast while Paige describes the condition of the crime scene. A Caucasian woman who is thirty two years old, was murdered. She has cuts all over her face and arms and only wears her evening gown and right shoe. The woman was in a glass building in downtown when the culprit murdered her. A small tattoo of a candelabra is on the victim’s body. Her name is Elizabeth Harwood. She also has a broken neck and nails turned into claws. Everywhere are the gaffers. Since her magical abilities and memory woke up, she’d discovered the connection to nature again and her powers strengthened. However, since Sven, a strong demon cast a spell in her bones that every demon would possess her if Paige was close, it became difficult for her to investigate. And even though Paige is in Denver now, it seems like the crimes followed her and she gets „love letters“ in the form of corpses. Sven is the only demon whom she had issues in the past, but is he or another one, the felon? And although Paige is familiar with her partner, Detective Tony Guerrerro for five years, did she really learn all of his secrets? And what will occur with Dexx, her boyfriend, now? A mysterious and fast-pacing novel with many new encounters of supernatural creatures. I also adored how the relationship between Dexx and Paige finally increased. I recommend it to all lovers of paranormal series, for example Buffy, Supernatural or Teen Wolf. Five Stars!!! Kind regards, Butterfly #fantasy #fivestars #buffy #supernatural #teenwolf #bookstagram #louisiana

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„The Girl from the Woods“ is the first fantasy novel, written by Chris Keane. It begins with a dream in which Dante meets a tall and beautiful girl with vibrant red hair. However the dream only lasts some seconds until Kurt, his unnerving big brother is waking him up. They don’t get well on together and their parents are furious about their rants and laziness so one day Kurt and Dante are alone. It becomes clear after a while that the family is rather dysfunctional and no good feelings are shared between the brothers. Kurt and Dante are rather childish and selfish in their own ways (however you don’t need to wonder why when their father’s only wish was to save the college fund by asking their eldest son if he wants a camaro or wants to go to college). Kurt is 23 years old and even though he has done nothing than drinking booze and buying cigarettes, he looks way older because of his negative lifestyle. Dante was the only hope of his parents since he was the brightest, yet he didn’t go to college. But even though their parents are probably moving to Florida soon, it seems like nothing will change, until Dante gets to know the one girl who gets under his skin. Nonetheless of his pleading, Dante is left in his grandma’s care who shows signs of dementia. She lives in a small town where there is no cell phone service and only a small corner shop for the most essential of articles. Be that as it may, Dante makes the acquaintance of his dream girl when he watch her how she is sunbathing near the lake. And the story becomes even more thrilling when Dante discovers how the doctor and the father of his love is involved with the witches of Salem. What I adore about the story: I really love the relationship between Dante and Angie because it presents the all-day struggles a pair must face: responsibility for yourself and the other, the courage to declare one’s love to another and in public and last but not least to see how the relationship proceeds when you don’t see everything through rose-coloured glasses. (162 words more. Where to find the full review? https://goo.gl/4p7rRV) #fantasy #author #bookstagram #fantasie #book #read #cover #goodreads

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#nature #butterfly #natur #schmetterling #flowers #blumen #walkinthepark #ausfluginsgrüne #ausfluginsgruene #healthy #spaziergang #ausflug #walking #spain #spanien ☺☉❤

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#nature #butterfly #natur #schmetterling #walkinthepark #spaziergang #ausflug #walking #spain #spanien ☺🦋🌸🌺

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#amateur #music #saràpita #saintjohnseve #sanjuan #great #samba #fun #lavispera #sommersonnenwende #enjoylife #happy #free 😀🎉🌙🍾 #midsummer 🎶📷❤

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#music #saràpita #saintjohnseve #sanjuan #great #samba #fun #lavispera #sommersonnenwende #enjoylife #happy #free 😀🎉🌙 #midsummer

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#music #saràpita #sanjuan #great #samba #fun #lavispera #sommersonnenwende #enjoylife #happy #free 😀🍾 ❤🎶 #midsummer

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#tartufo #eatingwithfriends #yummy #saràpita #sanjuan 😀🍰🍬🥂 #celebrating

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#bombón #chocolate #yummy #gelato in #saràpita 😀🍾🍽😋❤

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#cardinal #sweets #cake #yummy in #saràpita 😀☉🍾 #eatingwithfriends

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#eatingwithfriends #yummy #happy #seafood 😁☉🐟 in #saràpita

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#eatingwithfriends #yummy #saràpita #seafood #squid #yummy ❤😀🍽

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#merluzacongambas #merluza #gambas #seafood #yummy in 😀🍽🐟🍾 Restaurant #saràpita #nochedesanjuan

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#aubergine #squid #yummy #seafood #eatingwithfriends 😀🍽🐟 in restaurant #saràpita

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#salad #yummy #goatcheese #blueberries #healthy 🥗🍽😋

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My house cat 😺🏝☉#onvacation #vacaciones #holiday #cat #cats #animals #houseguest #kur

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🌞 #naumburg #naumburgkirschfest #great

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Cherry festival in Naumburg. How cute ❤🌞😊

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Berlin - Eating healthy 😊🥗❤ #eatinghealthy #salad #yummy #berlin #augustiner #städtetrip #great

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