Le Cold Winter Challenge est, vous l’avait deviné, un challenge saisonnier qui revient tout les ans à la même période, cet à dire, du première décembre jusqu’à le trente-un janvier. Le challenge vous propose de vous faire une pile-à-lire qui va vous tenir chaud, vous réconforter durant les longues journées et soirées d’hiver, et qui va vous rappeler à noel.
Cormoran Srike is facing one of the worst times of his life. His long time girlfriend has left him for another man, he’s forced to live in his office, and he’s under large amounts of debt. It all looks to be going from bad to worse, that is, until John Bristow shows up in his office.
I’m not sure what to say about this book. It was a roller-coaster ride all the way through. There were moments when I seriously couldn’t put the book down, it was that fun to read. Then… there were moments when I couldn’t fathom why I even began to read this one.
I will not get into details, but there are a few things I would like to mention. This book is pretty dark in some areas. If you’re looking for something light hearted then I’m not so sure this is the book to pick up.
So let’s get started.
The Golden Compass follows the story of a girl called Lyra and her dæmon Pantalaimon. In her world, the souls of humans are tied to that of animal creatures whose bodies change up until the time of puberty. It was an interesting concept and I very much enjoyed it. These dæmons are either male or female depending on their human counterpart. Female humans have male dæmons and males have female dæmons.