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The Sound of Music, or: “Really?!”

Hi guys,

since it is time for a new blog post and I’m currently on a pretty long reading slump period – oh no – I thought about writing about a movie I have seen last weekend: The Sound of Music.

Sound-of-Music

Hard facts:
Title: The Sound of Music
Year: 1965
Duration: 175 minutes
Main Cast: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn;

Now it depends on where you’re from to know this movie (and by know I mean have actually seen it) – but I’m from Austria and apparently everyone except Austrians have seen The Sound of Music. It is one of the biggest stereotypes ever to either have seen it or still being regarded as a person who lives a Sound of Music life.

One example from this summer: My friends from the brunettes blog and another friend have been on a Scotland roadtrip. After we’ve been done with Scotland (oh so beautiful Scotland) we traveled to London to spent the last three days there. Because my friends haven’t been to the Harry Potter Studio Tour, we went there. At the cashier desk the cashier asked us where we’re from (hello accent) and we naturally said “Austria”. Then she’d ask us: “Have you seen The Sound of Music?” and if you’re a good Austrian you answer with “No”. Then the cashier would answer with “You have to see it, it’s really good!” and wished us a good day. Is it a goal to find an Austrian who has seen The Sound of Music?

So, a few months later, I saw it. It was broadcasted on an Austrian television channel as a special because the new movie “The von Trapp family – a Life of Music” has just hit cinemas. The new movie is supposed to be about the real Trapp family, the family that is based on The Sound of Music. It is an US-american production, probably because it’s a such famous movie there. I’m not going to watch it.

Reasons why I won’t watch The Sound of Music again or The von Trapp family movie:

  1. Because it’s going to be pretty similar to The Sound of Music.
  2. For me, The Sound of Music was too dragged on.

Not many reasons, because personally there aren’t more. Usually I’m not a fan of old movies, yet this one was really well done. I’m impressed on how a foreign studio was able to capture the Austrian culture so nicely. This includes surroundings, clothes, characters and so on.

BUT I don’t understand why this is SOOOO famous? I really don’t get it. It’s nice, but that’s it. Maybe I’m used to productions like this so I’m not impressed. Yes, this movie is cheesy and yes, songs will be sung, but that’s a thing you get warned of before you actually see it. And the worst of it, it gets described as:

A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

– imdb.com

Okay, to be honest I thought it gets described as a movie in which the Trapp family has to flee the country. Because I was so mad about that this wasn’t happening until the last ten minutes. Everything makes sense now.

Second, has anyone realized on how similar this movie is to Mary Poppins, a movie that came out a year before The Sound of Music, in which Julie Andrews was playing the main part? Rude children, strict father, a new governess, plus loads of music? Okay, I might be too sensitive to stuff like this, but really?

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If you’re reading this and are not from either Austria, Germany or Switzerland, please be free and tell my why this is such a famous movie in your country. Or do you know a person who absolutely loves The Sound of Music? Because now I’m curious.

Last but not least, have some trailers for The Sound of Music, The von Trapp family and a video of Lady Gaga singing a Sound of Music tribute at the Oscars 2015.

 

xo blattzirkus

REVIEW

Märchenhaft erwählt – Maya Shepherd

Hi guys,

today I’m presenting to you a YA book that’s been written in German, so I’m sorry for the English readers, but this review is going to be in German xo

märchenhaft erwähl

Buchinfos
Herausgebracht: 3. Februar 2015
Herausgeber: Selbst herausgebracht

Klappentext
Es war einmal ein Prinz namens Lean, der seit seiner Geburt mit dem schrecklichen Fluch lebte, dass sein erster Kuss eines Tages großes Unheil über das Königreich Chòraleio bringen würde. Nur seine wahre Liebe kann ihn retten.
Die zwölf schönsten Mädchen des Landes werden bei einer großen Auswahl erwählt – eine von ihnen wird Prinz Lean heiraten. Doch bis dahin liegt noch ein langer Weg vor ihnen. Es gilt Prüfungen zu bestehen, die den Mädchen alles abverlangen werden. Wie weit sind sie bereit für ein besseres Leben und die Chance auf die große Liebe zu gehen?

Der Anfang
Die Geschichte beginnt damit, dass Prinz Lean mit seinen Freunden auf die Jagd geht und dabei einen Jungen begegnet, welcher die anvisierte Ente von Lean mit Pfeil und Bogen erschossen hatte. Der Prinz, natürlich ganz versessen darauf, dass es jemand geschafft hatte, der nicht Lean hieß, will den Jungen bei sich am Hofe einstellen. Der Junge, nicht wirklich versessen darauf, für den Prinzen zu arbeiten, flieht und kann dem Prinzen entkommen. Auf der Jagd nach dem Jungen entdeckt Lean einen Kompass, auf dessen Rückseite der Spruch “Der Weg zu deinem Herzen” eingraviert worden ist. Der Kompasszeiger folgt nicht Norden.

Kurz darauf kennen wir die Bauerntochter Heera kennen, welche alles andere als eine Prinzessin ist. Sie lebt mit ihren Eltern und ihren zwei Schwestern Elena und Medea, in einer bescheidenen Hütte und hilft besonders ihrem Vater bei der Arbeit. Als Heera durch ihre Schwester erfährt, dass Prinz Lean nach einer Braut Ausschau hält, ist Medea ganz aus dem Häuschen vor Freude, während Heera sich nichts weiter denkt. Denn es dürfen Mädchen aus dem ganzen Königreich zu der Auswahl gehen, wo später zwölf Mädchen innerhalb einer Woche gewählt werden. Nach Beendigung der Auswahl bleiben drei Mädchen übrig, welche sich anschließend mit vier Prinzessinnen um den Prinzen streiten dürfen.

Damit die Chancen, der Familien eine unbeschwerte Zukunft zu ermöglichen, gehen die Schwestern Medea und Heera zur Auswahl. Heera wollte anfangs nur Medea begleiten, durch ihre ungestüme Art, kein Blatt vor den Mund zu nehmen, wird sie jedoch auch erwählt. Um sich beweisen zu können, müssen die Mädchen im Laufe der Wochen Prüfungen bestehen, in welcher manchem Leser das ein oder andere Märchen bekannt vorkommen könnte. Bestanden werden können die Prüfungen, wenn die Mädchen ein reines und gütiges Herz vorweisen.

Die Gefahr
Doch dabei darf nicht vergessen werden, dass Lean ja keines der Mädchen küssen darf, denn sonst wird er von der bösen Hexe mitgenommen und für immer gefangen halten. Nicht so einfach, wenn man von zwölf Mädchen umgeben wird, die unbedingt das Herz des Prinzen erobern wollen. Neben den gefährlichen Prüfungen erfährt Heera, die schon immer als furchtlos galt, dass sich ein Kuckucksei unter den Mädchen befinden, sprich, es befindet sich eine unter ihnen, die nur Böses im Sinn hat. Wird Heera das Mädchen ausfindig machen, bevor es zu spät ist?

Meine Meinung
Märchenhaft erwählt ist der erste Band einer Trilogie und ist für die Leser geeignet, welche zum Beispiel schon The Selection von Kiera Cass gelesen haben. Oder für solche, die The Bachelor mit Stil lesen wollen. Oder einfach auch für Leser, welche die Märchen aus ihrer Kindheit in einem neuen Licht wiederfinden wollen. Es ist eure Wahl…

Wie immer gab es bei dieser Art von Geschichte Charaktere, die mich mal mehr, mal weniger genervt haben. Es wäre ein perfektes Buch für mich, wenn mich mal nichts nerven würde, aber ich denke, dann wäre es auch kein sehr emotional aufwühlendes Buch. Hm. Auf jeden Fall muss man quietschige Prinzessinnen aushalten, die es unerträglich finden würden, wenn sie nicht den Prinzen heiraten können, ach herrje. Dafür ist wahrscheinlich der Hauptcharakter Heera da, nämlich um den Leser aus dieser quietschigen Situation herauszuholen, damit man sich nicht die ganze Zeit wünschen müsste, die Prinzessinnen eigenhändig umbringen zu dürfen. Heera hat nämlich, wie schon weiter oben erwähnt keine Lust, Königin zu werden und ist eigentlich bei diesem Wettbewerb nur dabei, um ihre Schwester zu beschützen. Ja klar.

Denn dass sich ihre Meinung ändern wird, ist ja fast vorauszusehen, oder? Nebenbei erwähnt wird sie auch zu der Person, welche immer die anderen retten darf, weil die Prinzessinnen, die eigentlich auch dazu imstande sein sollten, es nicht fertig bringen. Und die sollen mal ein Land regieren? Da sieht doch ein Blinder, dass Heera das auch alleine ohne Prinzen fertig bekommen würde, aber gut. Warten wir mal auf das Drama in den nächsten zwei Bänden ab.

Was ich besonders toll an dieser Geschichte fand ist, dass uns bekannte Märchen fast unscheinbar mit eingebaut werden, wie zum Beispiel die Schöne und das Biest. Der Aha-Moment war groß, als ich bemerkt hatte, dass sich Märchen wunderbar in die eigentliche Geschichte mit einweben. Ganz zu schweigen von dem Schreibstil, welcher ebenfalls sehr märchenhaft gewählt wurde und aus einer Gebrüder Grimm Feder stammen könnte.

Fazit
Grundsätzlich eine sehr schöne Geschichte, die zwar nicht der Originalität wegen überzeugt, sondern anhand des märchenhaften Schreibstils und der Elemente, die einen sprichwörtlich verzaubern. Deswegen bekommt Märchenhaft erwählt von Maya Shepherd 4 von 5 goodreads Sterne.

 

xo blattzirkus

REVIEW

Unearthly – Cynthia Hand

unearthly cynthia hand

Book information
Published: January 4th 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen

The blurb
Clara is different from the other girls of her High School: her mother is one of the Nephilim. In Clara’s veins runs angel blood. Blessed with supernatural gifts, she wants to become a guardian angel. Assumed that she’s going to pass the test. But this turns out to be more difficult: Clara has to decide between heaven and hell, between Christian and Tucker.

The beginning
To be honest it wasn’t the blurb that made me want to read this book. It seemed too 0815 and far too cheesy. But after all, it wasn’t so. More about this later on.
The book starts with the main protagonist, Clara, who gets a vision of her biggest task ever, which she has to solve. It’s not clear when she has to face her task – it can even take years until this certain task shows and wants to be solved. All this wouldn’t be so bad if Clara wasn’t forced to move from sunny California to storybook hicksville in the middle of the USA. But no, it gets better because at her new school Clara sees the boy from her vision, Christian Prescott, and slowly starts to fall in love with him. From this time on, I was Team Christian and would so ever love to throw the book against a wall when stupid Tucker appeared. He wasn’t stupid in general, I just was on Team Christian and everything else was unacceptable. Yeah. Let’s move on! So Clara was slowly falling in love, but hey, if there wasn’t Tucker Avery, it would have been far too easy to be in Team Christian, right? Tucker is the brother of Clara’s new best friend Wendy and at the beginning the worst nag ever. You can see a love triangle coming right? Because there is and it is hitting hard.

The Danger
But a love triangle wasn’t ever a real danger (except for the reader’s hearts), so it’s only logical to introduce us to a fallen angel in this story. Speaking of a really annoying one, Samjeeza, who’s chasing Claras mom. Fallen Angels love to kill pure angels. Thanks to Clara, who is pretty sensible when it comes to them, early realized when one is close to her. If this happens, she suddenly feels incredibly sad which isn’t easy to shake off and establishes like plumb in her legs. And thanks to that incredibly helpful gift, she’s not able to move and practically is caught on the spot.

My Opinion
I don’t know why, but it’s probably the love triangle that kept me reading. Yes, you’r reading this right. Because the plot itself wouldn’t have been able to carry itself on its own. Let’s see:
Girl has to move from her cool and hip town to a sleepy “where the eff is this on the world map???” tiny town, falls in love with the most popular guy in the school, falls in love with the not so hip guy as well – for good measures aka drama – and surprise, both guys like her back. An incredible danger is appearing, it gets fought and every thing that you can think will happen, happens.

BUT WHY was I so hooked on this book (and the other two books)? Why the heck did I buy book 2 the day after I’ve finished reading this?

I’d say it also depends on the reader. You can either love or hate this book. If you are REALLY allergic to love triangles, don’t even dare to look at this book. If you don’t like supernatural characters – or angles, to be specific – don’t touch it. I for my part liked reading Unearthly for it’s characters. I wanted to know what was happening to Clara, Christian and Tucker in book 2, as well as with Clara’s brother, mother and all the other characters as well. The writing was pleasant, also a point why I practically flew through this book, but the most important part is that it was FUNNY. I had to laugh loads and that’s a nice thing to happen in books. It excitement, humor and romantic go hand in hand, it won’t be a boring book (except if your characters are stupid as hell and the writing is comparable with written fanfiction by a 12 year old).

My Conclusion
Unearthly might not have the most original plot, but it wins with its characters, humor and a nice writing style.

4 out of 5 goodreads stars.

xo blattzirkus

P.S: How did you like the division of this review? Should I keep up with this or should I go back to my old style?

BOOK TALKS

I finished the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge (2015)!

Hi guys,

at the beginning of this year Popsugar released a reading challenge list in which the goal was to fullfill every task. So see what I’m talking about, here is the list I printed out and finished recently this November.

To finish it, I combined tasks with books because to be honest, reading one book per task is nearly impossible (from my perspective). This post is basically going to be a list of books, in which I’m listing which task I combined with which book. The goal of this is to get new books discovered, inspirations,…whatever. You will see soon that I combined a lot. Here you go!

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You know you love me – Gossip Girl #2 by Cecily von Ziegesar:

  • A book by a female author
  • A book set in a different country (New York City, USA)
  • A book set in high school
  • A book based on or turned into a TV show (Gossip Girl aka my obsession)

Yes Please by Amy Poehler:

  • A funny book
  • A nonfiction book
  • A book by an author you’ve never read before
  • A memoir

All I want is everything – Gossip Girl #3 by Cecily von Ziegesar:

  • A book you can finish in a day (and I did)

A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin:

  • A book with more than 500 pages (duh)
  • A book that was originally written in a different language (I’ve read A Clash of Kings in German, so it counts)

Horns by Joe Hill:

  • A book that became a movie (with Daniel Radcliffe. It’s a really good one.)
  • A book with a one-word title

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard:

  • A book published this year (2015)
  • A book written by someone under 30
  • A book set in the future
  • A book with color in the title

The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead:

  • A book with magic

Faust Part 1 by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

  • A book you were supposed to read in school but never did (for my defense that was the time period I did my high school semester in the USA. I was supposed to read it there but duh.)
  • A play
  • A book you own but never have read
  • A book more than 100 years old

Dream Story by Arthur Schnitzler:

  • A book you own but never read (we were supposed to read it in school (my last year) as well but somehow I never did. What a glorious school year that was. Eh.)
  • A book that takes place in your hometown (Vienna)
  • A book you started but never finished (okay I’ve read like a page before but that doesn’t count as either read or not read)

The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen:

  • A Graphic Novel

Outstanding Short Stories by G.C. Thornley (Publisher):

  • A book of short stories

Unwind by Neal Shusterman:

  • A book based entirely on its cover
  • A book a friend recommended (hello @ Denise)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling:

  • A book from your childhood

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks:

  • A book written by an author with your same initials (AB)
  • A book with nonhuman characters

It by Stephen King:

  • A book that scares you (it did and it was disgusting as well, thank you Stephen).
  • A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet

Die Ordensburg by Bernhard Hennen:

  • A book at the bottom of your to-read list (apparently it was down there for a reason).

City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende:

  • A book your mom loves
  • A trilogy (along with Kingdom of the Golden Dragon and Forest of the Pygmies)

MondSilberLicht by Marah Woolf:

  • A book with bad reviews

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent:

  • A book based on a true story

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr:

  • A Pulitzer Prize-winning book (buddy read it with @ Miss Getaway)

The Giver by Lois Lowry:

  • A book that came out the year you were born (1993)
  • A banned book

1984 by George Orwell:

  • A book with a number in the title

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg:

  • A book set during Christmas

Love Letters To The Dead by Ava Dellaira:

  • A book with antonyms in the title

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks:

  • A classic romance
  • A book that made you cry (I’d use the word sad because I haven’t read one single book in my lifetime that makes me cry simply because I don’t cry over sad stories)

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins:

  • A mystery or a thriller

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides:

  • A popular author’s first book

Just This Once by Rosalind James:

  • A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit (New Zealand)

Greed by Fisher Amelie:

  • A book with a love triangle

Reading Challenge finished

So this has been the Popsugar Reading Challenge for me. At the end of this year there will be a total list of books I have read since I haven’t just read these books. Maybe you’ve found some inspirations on what to read next. 🙂

Have a nice day!

xo blattzirkus

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I linked all the books to goodreads, in case you have an account and/or want to check the book out 🙂

REVIEW

The Girl On The Train – Paula Hawkins

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Book information
Published: January 15th 2015
Publisher: Transworlds

The blurb
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life — as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

The Beginning
The reader gets to know about a lady that takes the train in the morning and in the evening. She lets us know through her thought what has happened the previous day/week before what has happened in her life. Apparently she’s a divorcée but can’t really let go of her late husband Tom. The lady, Rachel, also has a drinking habit and seems to feel better after she has had a drink or two. Or more, depending on her feelings and situation. When Rachel has drunk too much, she dials her ex husband and his new wife far too often. At least that’s what Tom tells her the next day, after she got no memory of doing so.

So one night, Rachel feels the need to go to Tom’s house, which is close to the train tracks of Rachel’s daily trip. She has drunken too much and the next day, she can’t remember one single thing. She’s completely blacked out. So Rachel decides she needs to find out what happened on her own, because it simply feels horrible not to know. The need of finding out gets stronger when Megan, a woman from a home close to Tom and Anna, his wife, disappears. Rachel thinks she knew Megan since she had been able to watch Megan and her husband Scott from her train. She needs to tell Scott what Rachel has seen about Megan.

So the discovery starts. Rachel slowly thinks she turns crazy while the truth slowly gets uncovered. Apparently, all she has thought so far is a lie.

The Danger
There isn’t really a danger in the literal sense, but the danger that the wrong person of murdering Megan would be charged. Or that the murderer might want to shut down a certain person or two. Who knows. It really gets obvious early on that Megan was murdered, no questions. But the answer, who has murdered her, isn’t clear until the end. At least that’s how it was for me.

My Opinion
So I’m pretty late to the hype. It was all over the internet and as I can remember all over the airports (in Edinburgh, London,…). So I had some expectations but I’ve stopped to read too much about it since I didn’t want to spoiler myself and accidentally reveal the killer. I really liked the writing style and how the story was parted into character chapters and within parted into morning and evening sections. So it stayed exciting to read what certain person has done during the day or during the night. It’s kind of like these paranormal activity movies…at one time the camera is set on one spot and when it switches to another – jumpscare! Or something like that, except in The Girl On The Train there aren’t scary scenes or jumpscares.

Sometimes I was really annoyed by the characters. Especially with Tom and Anna. Okay, Rachel was a little bit much obsessed with Tom – at the beginning, she got better – but damn. Be a little bit less hysterical, thank you. I was annoyed with Rachel as well because she wouldn’t let help in for her alcoholism problem. Not that she’s been an unpleasant characters, I really felt with her.

My Conclusion
If you like this kind of story, with the style of slowly uncovering things, it’s your book. I gave it 5 out of 5 goodreads stars because I had not much to complain about and because I had a good time reading it.

BOOK TALKS

Read in OCTOBER 2015

Hey guys,

it’s been a month (oh wonder) since the last blog post about my read books in the last month. And as we gonna see I was pretty slow this month.

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  1. “Gentlemen’s Alliance”Illustrations – Ariana Tanemura
  2. Kaitou Kamikaze Jeanne #3 – Arina Tanemura
  3. Kaitou Kamikaze Jeanne #4 – Arina Tanemura
  4. Kaitou Kamikaze Jeanne #5 – Arina Tanemura
  5. Kaitou Kamikaze Jeanne #6 – Arina Tanemura
  6. Kaitou Kamikaze Jeanne #7 – Arina Tanemura
  7. Hyperbole and a Half – Allie Brosh
  8. Better Life: Ausgelöscht – Lilith Korn (German)
  9. Silber: das dritte Buch der Träume – Kerstin Gier (German)
  10. Awaken – Katie Kacvinsky
  11. Die Ordensburg – Bernhard Hennen (German)
  12. MondSilberLicht – Marah Woolf (German)
  13. Truly Madly Famously – Rebecca Serle

Truth to be told, I was pretty much binge-reading Kaitou Kamikaze Jeanne after I’ve attended Vienna Comix (3rd to 4th of October), a small comic con convention which is really focusing on comics, mangas and the world within. There I’ve bought an art book by Arina Tanemura, which is focused on another manga series by her, Gentlemen’s Alliance. It counted as a book on goodreads, so I make it count as well (also I’ve bought a Daenerys Targaryen Funko Pop Figure lalala…).

Books I loved to read this month:

By far it were Hyperbole and a Half, Silber: das dritte Buch der Träume and Truly Madly Famously. The other books (except the mangas) were the reason I was so slow this month. I’m that kind of person who has to finish a book, no matter how horrible or boring it is.

Hyperbole and a Half is a book from a former blogger who tells stories about her life in a really fun way, supported by simple meme-ish drawings. You gotta take at least a look at it because you can’t really tell a summary of it to grasp the fun of it. It pretty much helped me out of my reading slump, which was heavy after September.

Silber: das dritte Buch der Träume was easy to read because Kerstin Gier is an awesome writer with a nice sense of humor. It might not have been her best young adult book series (the best one is the ruby red trilogy) but it has great ideas where you simply wish to have them. The first book of this series is called Dream a little dream in English. The series is about a girl who discovers that she can dream walk in her dreams and realizes that there lies a world behind her dreams. Many ‘dreams’ in a sentence, but that’s how it is. Not only that Liv’s dreams get pretty weird but suddenly boys in her dreams, who go to her new school in London, seem to know things about her real life. Maybe these dreams aren’t dreamt? Suddenly Liv finds herself in a dangerous adventure where the real world and the dream world are dependent on each other.

Truly Madly Famously made it into my favorite list (even if I was mean to the main character in my review) because I like the idea of the book SO MUCH. I’m trash for this book, no lie. And the book might end one day in a trash can because I can’t stand characters making stupid decisions. Aka, all my books would end sooner or later in the trash can. Natural selection. Ehhh…where were we? Yeah, it’s about Paige Townsen, a girl who gets cast for a major book adaptation and ends up in the most popular love triangle ever. Oh and in the claws of Hollywood paparazzi, fun times (for us, not her)!

Books I really hated reading this month:

Die Ordensburg by Bernard Hennen was the worst to read. It got better by the last fourth, but that shouldn’t be it, right? I started this book in the middle of September and ended it somewhere in October. Reading a book a month straight is only allowed if you attempt to read all the Lord of the Rings books at once (which took me about four months to read because I was so smart to buy the 3 in 1 german edition with bible thin pages).
The pacing of Die Ordensburg was so damn slow and nothing much was happening, it was painful to read. Nonetheless tiring. I was hoping for a nice high fantasy book with elves, trolls, humans and whatnot involved and then I get…this. A friend of mine has warned me too late about the book. Well, damn. I made it anyways.
Die Ordensburg is about a land being in danger (Fjordland) – therefore the king and his knights and family are searching peace with their enemies – the chevaliers – by traveling to neutral ground. One night, the king’s daughter, overhears a betrayal and gets kidnapped by the enemy who puts her to an unknown place to be trained as a chevalier. In the meanwhile, the story of a boy is told who is somewhat supernatural. He survived the black plague and is found by chevaliers in a town full of dead people and him being the only survivor. The chevaliers also put him into training where he meets the girl who is determined to flee and travel back to her home.

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BTW I’m participating in NaNoWriMo this year – National November Writing Month – where I try to write a novel that I started at NaNoWriMo 2013. Well see how far I get this time since the goal is to write 50.000 words in November. So I’m not sure how much I will read this time. Also because I’m stuck with 1984 by George Orwell. So don’t expect too much.

See you next time,

xo blattzirkus