You get to witness a miracle, booklings! I’m actually posting my wrap up on time!
I’ve had a very slow reading month, sadly. I wanted to read so many books, but I was in a bit of a slump. But I still managed to read 5(-ish) books, which is very good all thing considered!
So without further ado, let’s get right into it.
Rubinrot (Ruby Red) by Kerstin Gier – 5 Stars
The first book I read was a ‘Rubinrot’ (Ruby Red). I read that one to my mom. We both love this book. I already read it to her a few years ago and it’s just pure cozy nostalgia reading it again!
I’ve heard a lot of mixed things by people who read the English translation, though. I’m quite curious to read it in English for that reason some day. To compare. Because I love this series so much! And everyone I know personally and who has read it in German loved it too, so maybe it’s a language thing?
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Poltergeists – 3.5 Stars
The second one I finished was the Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists which is incredibly short! Not much to say about it besides: It was fun additional info and I especially enjoyed reading more about Horace Slughorn and Potions. But you can get most of this on Pottermore, so …
Die Seiten der Welt by Kai Meyer – 4 Stars
Last month I had started reading ‘Die Seiten der Welt’ (not yet translated into English) with my friend. We read it aloud to each other but didn’t quite finish it before she had to go back home.
I finished it this month and I really liked it. It is about the magic called ‘Bibliomantik’. You can only perform that kind of magic when your ‘soul-book’ found you etc. It’s fascinating and full of the love of books. And that was the strong point of the book; the world and the magic system.
Peak Dragon Uprising (First Draft) by Sarah Everest
Next, I had the pleasure to be a beta reader for Sarah Everest. I read the first book in her new series The Darkening Dragon (It’s about a trucker turned Dragon Slayer and friends who search for him, about two worlds colliding and well, darkening dragons) last month and really enjoyed it. It’s original and has some great characters. The second book was great, too. The new characters we got to meet were really interesting and relatable. I’m excited to see what she has in store for the third book!
Wytches by Scott Snyder – 3.5 Stars
And last but not least I read Wytches. It’s a horror type graphic novel and it is a bit confusing in the beginning but has a really beautiful message and an interesting art style; very dark, very cool! I can recommend it. It has the right level of creepy mixed with a compelling story (about emotional turmoil, dysfunctional families and the dark places someone can be in physical and psychological) and great characters.
What were some books you read this month? Was it a successful reading month, quality and/or quantity wise?