Review: Das kastilische Erbe

Titel: Das kastilische Erbe (La Caminata 1)
Reihe: La Caminata
Autor: Ulrike Schweikert
Genre: Historischer Roman / Spätmittelalter
Verlag: blanvalet
Format: Taschenbuch (978-3442372416)
Seitenanzahl: 608
Kaufen: Amazon | Thalia | Verlag
Preis: 9.99€
Erhältlich als: Taschenbuch | Ebook | Gebundene Ausgabe (gebraucht)
Erschienen: 15.09.2014

 


Ein großes Dankeschön an den blanvalet (RandomHouse) – Verlag für die Bereitstellung dieses Rezensionsexemplar. 

Inhalt:
Zwei außergewöhnliche Frauen – vom Schicksal vereint.

In einem Antiquariat stößt die Münchner Journalistin Isaura auf ein altes Buch, dessen Autorin sich »La Caminata« nennt. Die Worte erscheinen ihr seltsam vertraut, und sie ist fasziniert von der Geschichte der jungen Hofdame Jimena, die im 15. Jahrhundert an der Seite von Isabel von Kastilien lebte. Isaura begibt sich auf Spurensuche in Spanien, und kommt in dem kleinen Städtchen Tordesillas einem jahrhundertealten Geheimnis auf die Spur, das sie tief in ihre eigene Familiengeschichte führt… Continue reading “Review: Das kastilische Erbe”

180 Grad Meer – Sarah Kuttner

“Meer ist nichts wert, wenn es sich nicht um 180 Grad vor mir erstreckt”

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Titel: 180 Grad Meer
Autor: Sarah Kuttner
Genre: Roman, Familie, Road-Trip
Verlag: Fischerverlag
Seitenanzahl: 272 (Kindle)
Veröffentlicht: 31 Dezember 2015
Preis: 16,99€ (Kindle)
Bewertung: 5 Sterne

 

 

 

 

Worum geht es?

Nachdem ihr Vater die Familie verlassen hat, ist Jule mit ihrem Bruder und ihrer selbstmordgefährdeten Mutter aufgewachsen. Als Erwachsene hat sie sich einen Alltag geschaffen, in dem sie alles nur noch irgendwie erträgt: ihren Job als Sängerin, die unzähligen Anrufe ihrer Mutter, den ganzen Hass in ihr, der sie fast verschwinden lässt. Als auch ihre Beziehung zu bröckeln beginnt, flieht sie zu ihrem Bruder nach England, auf der Suche nach Ruhe und Anonymität.

Doch dort trifft sie auf ihren Vater, der im Sterben liegt. Zaghaft beginnt Jule einen letzten Versuch, sich dem Mann anzunähern, von dem sie sich ihr Leben lang im Stich gelassen gefühlt hat.

Eine tragikomische Road-Novel über das komplizierte Verhältnis zu den eigenen Eltern und den Wunsch, Urlaub von sich selber machen zu können.

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All The Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

“How do you ever know for certain that you are doing the right thing?” 

This book was kindly provided by Netgalley and HarperCollins UK, HarperPress/4th Estate/The Friday Project. Thank you so much!

18143977Title: All The Light We Cannot See
Author: Anthony Doerr
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pages: 544 (Kindle Edition)
Publisher: Forth Estate
Published: May 6th, 2014
Rating: 5 STARS
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Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.

 

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Queen of Shadows – Sarah J. Maas

“Let’s go rattle the stars.”

18006496Title: Queen Of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: FantasyYoung Adult, 
Pages: 656
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Published: September 1st, 2016
Rating: 5 STARS
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Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past…

She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight.

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

!!!THIS REVIEW INCLUDES HIDDEN SPOILERS!!!

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Heir of Fire – Sarah J. Maas

“She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.” 

20613470Title: Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: FantasyYoung Adult, 
Pages: 565
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Published: September 2nd, 2014
Rating: 5 STARS
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Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat – and his own toughest enemy.

While Celaena learns of her true destiny, and the eyes of Erilea are on Wendlyn, a brutal and beastly force is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love?

!!!This review included spoilers!!!

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Slammed – Colleen Hoover

15950496Title: Slammed (Slammed #1)
Author: Colleen Hoover
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 352
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: February 14th, 2013
Rating: 5 STARS
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Layken’s father died suddenly, leaving her to gather every ounce of strength to be a pillar for her family, in order to prevent their world from falling apart. Now her life is taking another unexpected turn…
Layken’s mother gets a job which leads to an unwanted move across country. However, a new home means new neighbours… and Layken’s new neighbour is the very attractive Will Cooper.
Will has an intriguing passion for slam poetry, and a matching passion for life. The two feel an irresistible attraction but are rocked to the core when a shocking revelation brings their romance to a screeching halt.
Layken and Will must find a way to fight the forces that threaten to tear them apart… or learn to live without each other.

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