Illuminae

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Spoiler-free review!

Synopsis: 2575. When Kerenza IV is invaded by mega-corporation BeiTech, Kady and Ezra only just make it off planet. Battlecarrier Alexander has been damaged in the assault and is unable to properly defend itself or the fleet. And BeiTech ship Lincoln is on their heels to make sure no witnesses remain.Β On board the Hypatia Kady immediately begins hacking into the ship’s classified data to uncover the truth of the attack and what secrets Command is keeping.

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Skulduggery Pleasant. Resurrection

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Skulduggery Pleasant is dead.

Valkyrie Cain is cool.

Omen Darkly is neither.

This cannot end well …

I was actually scared to start ‘Resurrection’ because so much time had passed since ‘The Dying of the Light’, both in the story but also in real life. But I knew I HAD to read it. To be honest, I didn’t even read the blurb, I just ordered it. I had no idea what it would be about, only that five years had passed and there was a new character called Omen Darkly.

Be warned, this will be a lengthy review as I have a LOT to say about this book! I’ll keep it spoiler-free, though so a friend of mine (looking at you, Barbara) won’t rip my head off. πŸ˜€

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Skulduggery Pleasant

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Synopsis: Meet Skulduggery Pleasant, a gentleman detective who is also a brilliant mage and well, a skeleton. At the funeral of Stephanie Edgley’s late uncle, she meets the mysterious man for the first time but it is only after he saves her from a vicious attack, that she realises magic actually exists. For ever the magical community has made sure the ‘mortal’ citizens don’t know of their existence but their secrecy is at stake when a madman and old enemy of Skulduggery’s threatens to blow all their cover. And if it were not enough problems Mr. Pleasant has to deal with, Stephanie is demanding to be his new partner.

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BΓΆse Jungs #1

Eigentlich dΓΌrfen wir in der Arbeit nicht lesen, aber manchmal ist einfach ein so langsamer und ruhiger Tag, es gibt nichts mehr zu tun und Kunden sind auch keine in der Buchhandlung. Da kann es schon mal passieren, dass ich einfach ein Buch aus dem Regal nehme und ‘ganz kurz reinschnuppere’. Man muss ja up-to-date sein …

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Inhalt: Der große bΓΆse Wolf – pardon – der nette Wolf – hat es satt, dass alle Tiere schreiend davonlaufen, wenn sie ihn sehen. Deshalb hat er einen genialen Plan geschmiedet: Er lΓ€dt Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha und Mr. Shark zum ersten Gute-Jungs-Club-Treffen ein. Die sind jedoch nicht so begeistert davon, das Gaunertum an den Nagel zu hΓ€ngen, doch der Wolf schleppt sie mehr oder minder einfach mit auf seinen ersten Einsatz als Guter Junge.

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