Fantasy · Ida's English Reading Corner

Review | ‘Glass Sword’ by Victoria Aveyard (2016)

“If I am a sword, I am a sword made of glass, and I feel myself beginning to shatter.” – Glass Sword, p. 250   Spoiler Alert! This is the second book of the ‘Red Queen’ series by Victoria Aveyard, so this review may contain spoilers regarding the first book, ‘Red Queen’.    In ‘Glass… Continue reading Review | ‘Glass Sword’ by Victoria Aveyard (2016)

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Historical Fiction · Ida's English Reading Corner

6 Classics in 2018| #2 | ‘The Great Gatsby’| Review

“You must know Gatsby.” “Gatsby?” demanded Daisy. “What Gatsby?” – p. 21 When I first read ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald, I read the German translation and fell madly in love with it. Then I watched the latest movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan and was completely blown away by how fantastic… Continue reading 6 Classics in 2018| #2 | ‘The Great Gatsby’| Review

Ida's English Reading Corner · Science Fiction

Review | ‘The Running Man’ by Richard Bachman (1982)

“You symbolize all the fears of this dark and broken time. It wasn’t all show and audience-packing out there, Richards. They hate your guts. Could you feel it?” – 'The Running Man', p. 56 Since my last reading year only included two books by Stephen King (picture my surprised and flabbergasted face when I realized… Continue reading Review | ‘The Running Man’ by Richard Bachman (1982)

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Review | ‘Red Queen’ by Victoria Aveyard (2015)

Silvers are different, I remind myself. Their scars don’t last. They don’t remember pain. With skin healers waiting in the wings, violence has taken on a new meaning for them. A broken spine, a split stomach, it doesn’t matter. Someone will always come to fix you. They don’t know the meaning of danger or fear… Continue reading Review | ‘Red Queen’ by Victoria Aveyard (2015)

Ida's English Reading Corner · Science Fiction

Review | ‘The Circle’ by Dave Eggers (2013)

We are not meant to know everything, Mae. Did you ever think that perhaps our minds are delicately calibrated between the known and the unknown? That our souls need the mysteries of night and the clarity of day? You people are creating a world of ever-present daylight, and I think it will burn us all… Continue reading Review | ‘The Circle’ by Dave Eggers (2013)

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Review | ‘Lost Boy’ by Christina Henry (2017)

He didn't bring magic and fun and eternal youth. He brought fear and madness and death, trailing blood behind him, trailing all the corpses of all the boys behind him. And yet it didn't weigh him to the earth at all. Every drop of spilled blood only made him lighter, gave him the freedom to… Continue reading Review | ‘Lost Boy’ by Christina Henry (2017)

Classics · Fantasy · Ida's English Reading Corner

6 Classics in 2018 | #1 | ‘Peter Pan’| Review

“Pan, who and what art thou?” he cried huskily. “I’m youth, I’m joy,” Peter answered at a venture, “I’m a little bird that has broken out of the egg.” This, of course, was nonsense; but it was proof to the unhappy Hook that Peter did not know in the least who or what he was… Continue reading 6 Classics in 2018 | #1 | ‘Peter Pan’| Review

Ida's English Reading Corner · Non-Fictional

Review | ‘Big Magic’ by Elizabeth Gilbert (2015)

“Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?” – Big Magic, p. 8 First of all, let me tell you that from now on, this non-fictional book is going to be my bible (says the one who is sceptical towards any religion). It will be in every bag,… Continue reading Review | ‘Big Magic’ by Elizabeth Gilbert (2015)

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Review | ‘The Fate of the Tearling’ by Erika Johansen (2016)

“Hell? Hell is a fairy tale for the gullible, for what punishment could be worse than that we inflict upon ourselves? We burn so badly in this life that there can be nothing left.” – The Fate of the Tearling, p. 369 This is the 3rd and last book of the “The Queen of the… Continue reading Review | ‘The Fate of the Tearling’ by Erika Johansen (2016)

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Review | ‘The Invasion of the Tearling’ by Erika Johansen (2015)

  “If we could be better people,” she would say, “if we could care about each other as much as we do about ourselves, think about it, Lily! Think what the world would be!” – p. 175 This is the 2nd book of the 'The Queen of the Tearling' trilogy. The Tearling has a new… Continue reading Review | ‘The Invasion of the Tearling’ by Erika Johansen (2015)