Edinburgh, 1817. Hazel Sinnett is a lady who wants to be a surgeon more than she wants to marry. Jack Currer is a resurrection man who's just trying to survive in a city where it's too easy to die. When the two of them have a chance encounter outside the Edinburgh Anatomist's Society, Hazel thinks nothing of it at first. But after she gets kicked out of renowned surgeon Dr. Beecham's lectures for being the wrong gender, she realizes that her new acquaintance might be more helpful than she first thought. Because Hazel has made a deal with Dr. Beecham: if she can pass the medical examination on her own, Beecham will allow her to continue her medical career. Without official lessons, though, Hazel will need more than just her books - she'll need corpses to study. Lucky that she's made the acquaintance of someone who digs them up for a living. But Jack has his own problems: strange men have been seen skulking around cemeteries, his friends are disappearing off the streets, and the dreaded Roman Fever, which wiped out thousands a few years ago, is back with a vengeance. Nobody important cares - until Hazel. Now, Hazel and Jack must work together to uncover the secrets buried not just in unmarked graves, but in the very heart of Edinburgh society.
[Abbruchrezension] „The Atlas Six“ – Olivia Blake
Secrets. Betrayal. Seduction. Welcome to the Alexandrian Society. When the world’s best magicians are offered an extraordinary opportunity, saying yes is easy. Each could join the secretive Alexandrian Society, whose custodians guard lost knowledge from ancient civilizations. Their members enjoy a lifetime of power and prestige. Yet each decade, only six practitioners are invited – to fill five places. Contenders Libby Rhodes and Nico de Varona are inseparable enemies, cosmologists who can control matter with their minds. Parisa Kamali is a telepath, who sees the mind’s deepest secrets. Reina Mori is a naturalist who can perceive and understand the flow of life itself. And Callum Nova is an empath, who can manipulate the desires of others. Finally there’s Tristan Caine, whose powers mystify even himself. Following recruitment by the mysterious Atlas Blakely, they travel to the Society’s London headquarters. Here, each must study and innovate within esoteric subject areas. And if they can prove themselves, over the course of a year, they’ll survive. Most of them.
[Rezension] „A touch of darkness“ – Scarlett St. Clair
A Modern Hades and Persephone Retelling Persephone is the Goddess of Spring by title only. The truth is, since she was a little girl, flowers have shriveled at her touch. After moving to New Athens, she hopes to lead an unassuming life disguised as a mortal journalist. Hades, God of the Dead, has built a gambling empire in the mortal world and his favorite bets are rumored to be impossible. After a chance encounter with Hades, Persephone finds herself in a contract with the God of the Dead and the terms are impossible: Persephone must create life in the Underworld or lose her freedom forever. The bet does more than expose Persephone’s failure as a goddess, however. As she struggles to sow the seeds of her freedom, love for the God of the Dead grows—and it’s forbidden.
Kurzmeinungen zu Empire of Storms, Rule of Wolves und Midnight Sun
Irgendwie mag ich in letzter Zeit zu wenigen Fortsetzungen eine Rezension schreiben. Da bieten sich Kurzmeinungen an, denn ein bisschen was hab ich doch zu sagen. Dieses Mal habe ich drei Kurzmeinungen zu drei englischen Büchern. Zwei davon sind Fortsetzungen und Midnight Sun kann man auch irgendwie als Fortsetzung zählen. Empire of Storms - Sarah … Weiterlesen Kurzmeinungen zu Empire of Storms, Rule of Wolves und Midnight Sun
[Kurzrezension] Good Girl, Bad Blood
Pip Fitz-Amobi is not a detective anymore. With the help of Ravi Singh, she released a true-crime podcast about the murder case they solved together last year. The podcast has gone viral, yet Pip insists her investigating days are behind her. But she will have to break that promise when someone she knows goes missing. Jamie Reynolds has disappeared but the police won't do anything about it. And if they won't look for Jamie then Pip will, uncovering more of her town's dark secrets along the way... and this time EVERYONE is listening. But will she find him before it's too late?
5 Kurzmeinungen zu meinen Zwangsurlaubsbüchern
Bereits die Bücher aus meinem letzten Kurzmeinungenbeitrag habe ich in meinem Zwangsurlaub gelesen, hier kommen die nächsten fünf. Jap, ich habe in diesen zwei Wochen rund 10 Bücher gelesen, aber was soll man auch sonst machen? Zu keinem habe ich das Bedürfnis eine ausführliche Rezension zu schreiben, daher kommt hier meine Kurzmeinung. The Eye of … Weiterlesen 5 Kurzmeinungen zu meinen Zwangsurlaubsbüchern
[Quatsch mit Büchern] Again what learned – Englische Bücher lesen
Immer wieder lese ich auf Instagram oder auf Blogs, dass die Leute mehr auf Englisch lesen wollen, dass sie das als Vorsatz haben. Aber warum überhaupt auf Englisch lesen? Warum lese ich auf Englisch? Das Thema beschäftigt mich immer wieder, hier möchte ich kurz meine Gedanken zusammenfassen. Das erste englische Buch das ich gelesen habe, … Weiterlesen [Quatsch mit Büchern] Again what learned – Englische Bücher lesen
[Rezension] Heart of Thorns
In the ancient river kingdom, touch is a battlefield, bodies the instruments of war. Seventeen-year-old Mia Rose has pledged her life to hunting Gwyrach: women who can manipulate flesh, bones, breath, and blood.
Not women. Demons. The same demons who killed her mother without a single scratch.
But when Mia's father suddenly announces her marriage to the prince, she is forced to trade in her knives and trousers for a sumptuous silk gown. Only after the wedding goes disastrously wrong does she discover she has dark, forbidden magic—the very magic she has sworn to destroy.
[Rezension] The Toll
Titel: The Toll Autor: Neal Shusterman Verlag: Simon & Schuster Preis: 10,50€ Seiten: 640 Buch kaufen Citra and Rowan have disappeared. Endura is gone. It seems like nothing stands between Scythe Goddard and absolute dominion over the world scythedom. With the silence of the Thunderhead and the reverberations of the Great Resonance … Weiterlesen [Rezension] The Toll
[Kurzrezension] Surviving Adam Meade
Seventeen-year-old Claire Collins has a plan: get into college and leave North Carolina behind. What she doesnt have is an idea for how to get rid of the local football star and womanizer extraordinaireAdam Meade, who she cant even avoid (despite many efforts), because Claires dad is the high school football coach.
Seventeen-year-old Adam Meade never fails. He always gets what he wants . . . until he meets Claire, the new girl who leaves him unnerved, pissed off, and confused. But theres something about her that he just cant resist . . .