The Tattooist of Auschwitz

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris is a heart-breaking book. The story happens during the Second World War. Lale is from Slovakia and a Jew. He is brought to Auschwitz, but never loses his fate. Luckily, he is offered the job of the “Tätowierer”. He needs to tattoo the number of every prisoner in Auschwitz and Birkenau into their arms. This where he meets Gita, the love of his life. But they can’t have a wonderful romantic love story in the concentration camp. Lale keeps fighting for the freedom but gets himself in danger. Continue reading

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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself

First of all, I did not read the whole book. I only read the Introduction and the text from Olaudah Equiano itself. I do not have the time to read the rest of the book now, but I hope I can do so in the future as there are lots of interesting chapters about the context and criticism. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself is written by Olaudah Equiano and edited by Werner Sollors. The Introduction, which is written by Werner Sollors, was super interesting. He gave an overall view on Slavery in the Black Atlantic. After the Introduction is the text from Olaudah Equiano. Continue reading

Brain Freeze

Brain Freeze: World Book Day 2018 by Tom Fletcher is about Izzy who loves ice-cream with everything she has. Her granddad was an ice-cream man and always told her wonderful stories from the ancient Egypt and dinosaurs. Since her granddad died, she eats ice-cream every night, but one day their freezer broke and all the goodness was gone. To still remember her granddad Izzy goes to his blue ice-cream van and discovers mysterious things. Continue reading

Cinderella Undone

Cinderella Undone by Nicole Snow is a romance about Knox who needs a wife to save his daughter. Luckily, he knows exactly who’s going to help him. Kendra is his sister’s best friend and cares for Lizzie a lot. The fake relationship and the hidden feelings drive them both crazy. Several people have something against their love and against him having the guardianship for his daughter. For Knox, protecting his daughter and Kendra is a difficult job. But he will do everything in his power to do so. Continue reading

American History

So, I’ve finally finished American History: A Very Short Introduction by Paul S. Boyer. It took me quite a while, but I enjoyed the read. This book gives a broad overview of the history of America. As I am very interested in history, I knew a lot of things. But I also gained a lot of new knowledge. I liked the parts about the “older” history of America more than the contemporary history. The chapters about the Declaration of Independence, Slavery and Conflicts were super interesting. Some things were quite difficult to understand, mostly because of very technical terms I don’t even know in my mother tongue German. Continue reading

Some Kind of Wonderful

I’m having a very good and fabulous book year so far. Some Kind of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher is the perfect book to review on International Women’s Day. The book is about Lizzy, who can’t wait for year boyfriend of 10 years to finally propose to her. She is so obsessed with the thoughts of a perfect proposal and a perfect wedding and life with Ian. Instead of finally proposing to her, he dumps her. Lizzy is devastated and starts to think what she’s done wrong and what Ian’s done wrong. She realizes that she changed a lot over the years and now she wants to find the Lizzy she would have become without Ian. She wants to know who the real Izzy is.

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The Girl of Ink and Stars

The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave is a magical book about friendship, adventures, myths and courage. When Lupe disappears into the Forgotten Territories, thirteen-year-old Isabella volunteers to help finding her. Her knowledge of the stars and maps is great help to find her friend. As she is the cartographer’s daughter she has the opportunity to finally draw a map of the island she lives on. But the journey is not easy and myths about the island become true. Continue reading

Fated

I was so excited for this book. I couldn’t wait to finally start reading it. And the waiting was worth it. Fated by Karen Lynch is about Chris (finally!). He is a very strong warrior and when he meets Beth, his heart falls for the girl. But first not in a romantic way, but in a protective and friendship-like way. Beth got saved by Chris when she was a young girl, and over time she falls in love with him. But Chris doesn’t want to hurt her and leaves. After years they meet each other again, but terrible things happen in the world and they need to manage their feelings for each other and still concentrate on their job to safe the world. Continue reading

Brave

So, I’ve finished A Wicked Trilogy. What incredible books! Brave by Jennifer L. Armentrout is the last book in this trilogy. The world was turned upside down and everyone is in danger. Ivy is confronted with her past and all the things that happened recently. But not only she has to fight with her inner self. Lots of surprises and betrayals will happen and Ren and Ivy have to fight for their life and their love. Continue reading