The Cuckoo’s Calling [Review]

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Synopsis: On a freezing night supermodel Lula Landry falls to her death from her flat in London. The police concludes it was suicide but her brother, John Bristow doesn’t believe that. He hires Cormoran Strike, ex-military police and private investigator, to uncover the truth behind the mysterious death of Lula Landry.

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Nevernight [Review]

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Never flinch. Never fear. Never forget.

Synopsis: When she was only 10 years old Mia Corvere watched her father hanged and her mother and baby brother imprisoned for life. She has worked hard to turn herself into a deadly weapon to enact revenge upon the murderers of her father. Mia has been accepted into the most deadly order of assassins, Itreya has to offer. Here she must both survive the tutelage of liars, murderers, thieves as well as hold her ground against her peers because only four acolytes will become full-fledged Blades of the Red Church.

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2018 Beat the Backlist Reading Challenge

Hello fellow bookdragons!

We all know it, we all fear to face it: the dreaded TBR pile that grows with new releases and every short trip into town where you evetually wind up in your favourite bookstore. Or you are a bookseller like me and the books just keep coming. Floods of new releases, advance reading copies you are supposed to at least glance over and every time you set to tidy up your section you find new cool books you’ve never seen before.

I always feel a bit guilty for leaving books unread on my shelves and I have decided that I will tackle this issue this year. This challenge by NovelKnight is perfect for me who doesn’t want to get competitive but would still like to slim down the pile of books that I haven’t read yet.

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This Mortal Coil [Review]

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Synopsis: Ever since Cat’s father, the world’s most genius gene coder, has been taken by the dominating genetic tech organization Cartaxus, she has been hiding and running. A virus has broken out and people have fled into city-sized bunkers while the rest are fighting for survival on the surface. Then Cole, a lone Cartaxus soldiers shows up, talking of a vaccine Lachlan has created before his lab had been blown up, killing him. It is up to them now to decrypt the vaccine and release it to the population.

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Terry Pratchett – Männer mit Waffen [LIVE.HÖR.SPIEL]

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Es geschah an einem winterlichen Nachmittag, als ich gerade aus der Reiseabteilung zurück in die Literatur hastete (schlenderte) und prompt von einem jungen Mann angesprochen wurde. Ob wir wohl Flyer auflegen? Worum ging es? Ein Terry Pratchett LIVE.HÖR.SPIEL.? Aber sicher, guter Mann! Und so kam es, dass ich an drei Abenden im Jänner im BRUX Freien Theater in Innsbruck saß und mir diese absolut empfehlenswerten Vorstellungen ansah.

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