Inferno – Dan Brown

Every addicted Dan Brown fan must read. Or should I say it is a must read for every addicted Robert Langdon fan. I loved the book but of course after reading Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code, the bar is set outrageously high for this author.

Personally I have read a bunch of reviews on this book particularly but well personally I am every into Dan Browns way of storytelling and the intense research he does on the subject he is writing about. I admire how well he gets the details of artwork, symbols and places he writes about.

Sienna was a character I liked in the beginning but was a bit hesitant to like, and I was right about that in the end. It is a book worth wile reading, but I would reccomend it to people that do enjoy Dan Browns storytelling style and have read at least one of his previous books. As I have read on the internet it might not be the ideal book for everyone but it was entertaining and kept me on my toes waiting for the next exciting event to take place.

I cannot wait till the next Dan Brown book comes out, even though I hope they do not film a movie of this book because I hate all the movies. No offense Tom Hanks! I just envisioned it differently and I don’t think the movies capture the essence of the stories.
Overall ratting: 3,5/5

Have a great weekend!

The Scorch Trails Book vs Movie

Okay let us talk about a very hot subject The Scorch Trails the second installment of the Maze Runner series written by James Dashner the series is like Divergent and the Hunger Games a dystopian sci-fi where teenagers have to more or less run for their lives. That’s basically how it is in all these book series except in Maze Runner the main character is a boy instead of a girl. I think by now everyone has read or watched anyone of these three series.

Let me get to the point here, which is my slight dislike for the interpretation of the book into a movie. Of course the movie is only BASED on the book but in this case the entire story line changed (in my opinion).

Be careful there are spoilers here!
Both of the movie and book!

Spoilers!!

Spoilers!!!!

In the book Thomas and his friends are at this safe haven and in the middle of the night he and Theresa speak telepathically. In the morning they awake in the “dorm”(that the movie actually got right) and Theresa who slept in a separate dorm  is suddenly gone. Although in the movie Thomas finds her and takes her with him and his friends out into the Scorch (the scorch is basically a desert).

In the movie he also finds out they are experimenting with the kids and that’s why he suddenly wants to leave. Btw Aris was in the book a more handsome guy and in the movie he’s a loner. There are various other things which kept me cursing during the entire movie (to myself not out loud of course haha), why do they suddenly have a CAR??? So weird. Like for example in the book there were TWO mazes a boys one and one that was only girls and Aris, although in the movie it seems there are THREE mazes, being two with only guys and one the girls.

WHERE ARE THE TATTOOS?! Each person from both mazes get labeled behind their neck what they are, Thomas has “to be killed by team B” and Theresa has “traitor or betrayal” smth like that. This once again is completely left out of the film.

In the end of the book Theresa betrays Thomas with Aris and the whole book is about WICKED trying to get variables from these kids brains, making them do thing to attain these variables. I thought this story line was completely left out of the movie which made me quite disappointed. The other thing that really bothered me was the Right Arm being in movie whilst in the book series they only appear in the third installment.

Ohhhh almost forgot the thing that made me so extremely angry about the movie, Brenda is supposed to be immune and in the movie she catches the flare and Thomas can save her with his blood, but only for a couple of months then the virus continues to spread. Very strange theory here… But the flare in the book takes longer to spread than the one in the movie that after a couple of hours people are coughing up blood.

I really wonder how they will keep Brenda because (sorry spoiler of book 3 here)

She and Thomas are supposed to be TOGETHER! I hope they still end up together because after reading Scorch Trails I was so disgusted by Theresa that I could never picture her and Thomas being together again.

I hope they don’t ruin the third movie/book adaptation for me.

My overall rating for the book is: 4/5

My rating for the movie after having read the book is: 2/5 due to the story line changes

My rating of the movie if I hadn’t read the book:  4/5

Thanks for reading and have a lovely day.

The Burning Room – Michael Connelly

My previous book review was also on a Michael Connelly book, but well I love this author so much and read all his books so his most recent book is also on my book list of this year. This books was the very first book I read in 2015.

One of the best Bosch Novels although the previous one “The Black Box” was even better. What I find interesting is that even after this character having been in more than 19 books, this story hasn’t gotten boring. Harry Bosch is still as interesting and intriguing as in Michael Connelly’s first book. I love how old school Harry Bosch is. It’s funny how the book actually makes inside jokes that only addictive Michael Connelly reader will understand.

Harry Bosch is working in the cold case division, he stumbles across a case in which a man dies almost a decade after the crime. It is a action packed thriller with new characters such as Harry’s new partner newbie Detective Lucia Soto. This book is for anyone who loves reading crime and I highly recommend it.

SPOILERS!!!!!

Be careful!!!!

Don’t spoil the surprise!!!

I have been dreading this time since Michael first talked about pulling the plug on Bosch’s career. Although I never really thought about him actually doing it because Bosch is his main character. But the time has come!  This novel keeps you guessing “what will happen to Bosch?!?!”, I can’t wait for the next novel to find out what will happen to this amazing character.
Overall rating: 4/5

Thanks for reading and have a lovely day.

Angels and Demons – Dan Brown

This book I’m about to review is one of my all time favorites. I think it’s quite strange that this book which was the first one Dan Brown ever published wasn’t immediately a sucess, for the level of research, level of story telling, level of writing and its breath taking plot this book definitely deserved to be number one bestseller when it came out. But no it wasn’t until Da Vinci Code came about and then people discovered his previous book as well.

To be honest I read the Da Vinci Code and thought it was so amazing I couldn’t imagine a better book but along came

  Angels and Demons which made my 5 star rating for Da Vinci Code seem exaggerated. Made me feeling the need to downgrade the Da Vinci Code to a 4 1/2 instead of the 5. But the thing is you rate a book right after you read it, so at the time I finished it that book was worth 5 stars to me so no point in changing it now.

Let’s talk more about the book. This is the book we first get to know Robert Langdon. Which is one of my all time favorite characters (my all time favorite is Harry Bosch from Michael Connelly).

This book is mind blowing the end is so extremly unexpected! I love the storyline and the vatican and all the conspiracys surrounding the vatican. It’s all just so real and Dan Brown researches so much and makes it all so realistic you really ask yourself what is real and what is made up.

SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!

Be careful ruin the surprise!!!!!

This book is too good for you to ruin the surprise!!!

Spoilers!!!

Okay so here we are the spoilers, common the Pope was MURDERED no one saw that coming! Wow wow!

 

 

 

Overall I loved this book and it is definitely in my top 10 favorites of all time.

Overall Rating : 5/5

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!

The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

Welcome back everyone, today I’d like to review the first book I ever read from Dan Brown which is his international bestseller “The Da Vinci Code”. I must confess I was very skeptical to read any Dan Brown book because he was mainstream and everyone was reading his books and later watching the movies based upon the books.

Finally this summer I was in a used book store and happen to stumble across a little book called “The Da Vinci Code” which intrigued me. I picked up the book and started reading it the first week of summer. ️I devoured this book like a hungry person devours a plate of food. It was such an amazing book, one of the best I have read in a long time. I became fascinated with symbols, the holy grail, Priory Secret Society, the hidden messages and most of all it made me want to visit the Louvre again.

I recommend this masterpiece to anyone who is interested in action packed thrillers.

My rating for this book is: 5 Stars

 

SPOILERS!!!!!!!!

Turn back now if you don’t want to ruin the surprise!!!

I warned you didn’t I?!!!!

I am not a devoted religious person but this theory that Jesus had a child really made me wonder if maybe it is true ( could be possible). The Da Vinci last supper with the women next to jesus utterly surprised me I had never noticed it was a women. What a mind blowing book! Of course as I always do after reading a book that has a movie adaptation I go watch the movie and compare every detail. Must confess I dreaded the movie, the character Sophie not well cast (my opinion, as I had imagined someone else entirely. At least this wasn’t the worst casting mistake a movie could make…

Yes I’m talking about you Fifty Shades of Grey!

The main character Robert Langdon I thought was very well portrayed by Tom Hanks. Although I have one complaint about him HIS OUTFIT  where is the turtleneck?! He wears a turtleneck.

Thank you for reading and have a lovely day!

What I’ve read this Summer

My summers come and go every year yet my mission during this period is always the same: read as much as you can and as fast as you can. 

And with this motto I’d like to begin with the list of books I have read this summer (so far): 

  1. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
  2. The Prince of Mist – Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  3. Angels and Demons  – Dan Brown
  4. Digital Fortress – Dan Brown
  5. Inferno – Dan Brown
  6. The City of Ember – Jeanne DuPRAU
  7. The Scarecrow – Michael Connelly
  8. The Final Detail – Harlan Coben
  9. The Lost Symbol – Dan Brown
  10. The Scorch Trails (Maze Runner series #2) – James Dashner
  11. Dark Places – Gillian Flynn
  12. The Death Cure (Maze Runner series #3) – James Dashner
  13. Deal Breaker – Harlan Coben
  14. Paper Towns – John Green

This list will probably expand, but most likely it will calm down as my University will start next week. As can be seen by my list the major obsession I have encountered this summer is Dan Brown. I found the Da Vinci Code in a second hand store and decided it was finally time for me to embark in this New York Times best selling author Dan Brown. Right after finishing the first book, I couldn’t stop. I was hooked on Dan Brown and for anyone that like me was stubborn and did not want to read his books because of the amount of attention they have gotten (and thought they were too main stream for you), you should abandon this thought ans pick up a copy of one of his books featuring his main character Robert Langton. Trust me on this one, you will love all Dan Brown books and want to read every book he has ever written. The only downside on this is that he hasn’t written that many books. But in case you read all of them I recommend start reading Harlan Coben books or Lee Child books. (That will keep you distracted for awhile, since they are consistently launching new books.) 

Have a great Day ! 

 

    Paper Towns – John Green

    The latest book on my “I have read” list is: Paper Towns by John Green. I have read “the fault in our stars” last year while it was a hype all around the world and I enjoyed the book. With that book it was most certain that the ending wouldn’t be “happy”, but the storyline is cute and very inspiring. Well let me continue about the book at hand which is “Paper Towns” this summers new hype. The storyline of this book starts off fun with a night with Margot that “Q” (aka Quentin the main character of the book) will never forget. After this night the book gets all mysterious as Margot disappears.

    SPOILERS Do not continue reading if you do not want to know things that happen in the book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am warning you !!!!!!!

    Do you really want to do this….

    Yeah sure go ahead but I warned you there would be spoilers…

    What really made me frustrated during basically the entire book is that no one other than Q seemed to (excuse my language) give a shit about the girl who disappeared, this kids in high school prefered planning their outfits for PROM rather than FINDING the girl that DISAPPEARED (ran away) not even her parents went to find her or even tried. Okay okay I get she ran away various time and after you cry wolf all the time people start not believing you but even if she is of legal age and therefore in the eyes of the law a adult that choose to run away, you would think any parent would still feel obligated to find their child. These were my initial frustrations which occurred throughout the entire book, the final frustrating moment came at the end when Q and his friends find Margot in someplace near New York and she ends up not leaving with Q even though she clearly likes him now. This ending got me thinking that Mr. Green does not enjoy writing happy ends.

    Overall it was a good book, I still prefer “The Fault in our Stars” but that is my personal opinion of course. I have yet to watch the movie but will post my reactions on that movie once I watch it.

    My overall rating for this book is: 3 Stars

     As always thank you for reading and have a wonderful day!