“Trust will get you killed – and trust will keep you alive.”
First things first – I tend to always start my reviews with something about myself. That’s fine because hey, this is my review. So everyone who knows my reading pattern knows that I’m a sucker for good dystopian books! I’ve read some that were very bad and after this I’m always a little bit cautious when it comes to this genre. A month ago I found a beautiful book through the instagram account of tildareads and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Article Three promised me so much when I only read the text on the back and let me tell you – I fell in love. Hard. The author Anna Jakobsson Lund originally published Article Three in swedish and is an indie-publisher, which made me love the whole thing even more.
“We are all alone, trapped in these bodies and our own minds, and whatever company we have in this life is only fleeting and superficial.”
I’m pretty cautious when it comes to contemporary works. Not because this genre is bad but because it’s normally just not my kind of book. Nonetheless I’ve read some works and when I stumbled over All The Bright Places, I wasn’t quite sure whether to read it or not. Also there was a lot of hype concerning the book which also made me think about reading it. The reviews I saw were mixed but since the better ones seemed to be predominant I gave it a try. The book was often compared to The Fault In Our Stars by John Green – this work is even mentioned on the edition I own – and I have to agree considering some points. From time to time it felt like a re-read BUT I still enjoyed reading All The Bright Places and I want to tell you why.
“Enough!” Romanoff barked.
I’m a huge sucker for everything Marvel. Comics, movies, merch. Everything. But when it comes to the famous Black Widow, I’m going to slay. Natalia Alianovna Romanova is one of my warrior queens and so I was absolutely hyped when I found that Black Widow: Forever Red was actually a thing. Maybe this was my biggest issue. So first things first – this book shouldn’t be read by hard-core Marvel fans. Like – seriously, you should trust me. I feel like I’ve had way too high expectations.
“My words are unerring tools of destruction, and I’ve come unequipped with the ability to disarm them.”
Talking trees in a magical forest, sleeping kings, a non-psychic psychic, a group of four good-looking high school boys and the feeling of nostalgia besides the pure want of knowledge. If that’s not what you’re looking for in an urban-fantasy book, then shame on both of us. Shame on you that you don’t give this wonderful book a try. Shame on me that I couldn’t convince you otherwise. Because let me say from the bottom of my heart – this was one of the best reads I had in the entire year of 2016. Maggie Stiefvater built a world where one cannot ignore the fact that all of the main characters are equally lovable.