Holding Onto Forever (The Beaumont Series: Next Generation Book 1) by Heidi McLaughlin: If you have the impressions that this series goes on since forever, I totally agree. I read the first book in June last year and since then this extended family is my constant companion. The first book of the new generation was actually quite lovely. It reminded me a lot of ‘If I stay‘ but it was still good in its own rights. Nice start for the next generation of the Beaumont people, let’s hope it stay that way.


My Unexpected Love (The Beaumont Series: Next Generation Book 2) by Heidi McLaughlin: Unlike the first book in the ‘Next Generation’ series book number two has length. I would even go so far that the first half of the book is unnecessary. Having read all the books up to this one, you already know the story of Elle and Ben and it gets quite boring reading all their thoughts. I can’t believe young people have such lengthy inner monologues. I know, I didn’t. But what does it matter, let’s move on to the next book in the series.


1913 – Was ich unbedingt noch erzählen wollte by Florian Illies: It’s a follow up to his book 1913. Since I was reading both books back to back, the second one was a bit repetitive. We are meeting the same protagonists as in the first volume, but hear more tidbits about them. The book is amusing to read, but I had to look up quite a few of the characters Florian Illies writes about and their work. Fun read though.


The Forgotten Kingdom (The Lost Queen, Band 2) by Signe Pike: Finally a trilogy where book number 2 doesn’t disappoint. On the other hand, how long do I need to wait for volume 3? The story of Languoreth and Lailoken continues, but we are already meeting the next generation. since people in the 6th century aren’t growing very old, with 15 years you are basically an adult. Book 2 starts with a detailed account of the Battle of Arderydd and ends with the Battle of the Caledonian Wood (see point 8). Excellent story!


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