Waiting On Wednesday #40 – Year One by Nora Roberts

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
is a weekly event hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. This meme is a place that spotlights upcoming releases that we´re eagerly anticipating with pure joy.

This week I have a book to share that will come out towards the end of this year, but it is a Nora Roberts title, so I thought I share it already.

When the author made the announcement and published the cover a little while ago, I actually didn´t quite realize what this new trilogy´s plot would be about.

The Secret Fire by C.J. Daugherty

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Good, the German cover is not really mine. But the original one isn´t really mine either. Though it was definitely the fact that I loved the authors Night School series and the summary of this one made me soooo curious that I wanted to read it.

The Secret Fire by C.J. Daugherty & Carina Rozenfeld
The Alchemist Chronicles #1
Published by Atom on September 10, 2015
ISBN 978-0-3490-0219-4
Pages 432
Format Paperback
Source Publisher

French teen Sacha Winters can´t die. He can throw himself off a roof, be stabbed, even shot, and he will always survive. Until the day when history and ancient enmities dictate that he must die. Worse still, his death will trigger something awful. Something deadly. And that day is closing in. Taylor Montclair is a normal English girl, hanging out with her friends and studying for exams, until she starts shorting out the lights with her brain. She´s also the only person on earth who can save Sacha. There´s only one problem: the two of them have never met. They live hundreds of miles apart and powerful forces will stop at nothing to keep them apart. They have eight weeks to find each other. Will they survive long enough to save the world? 

My Review

C.J. Daugherty has a fresh and easy way to write and with her former books, I had so much fun during reading that it was no question at all that I wanted this book at my shelves as well.

Shadow Of The Mark by Leigh Fallon

Friday, March 24, 2017
Okay after the a bit shocking end book one had and the fact that there was kind of a cliffhanger I had to know how the story would continue. It was a nice read, no doubt, and I felt with Megan all the time, that´s for sure.

Shadow Of The Mark by Leigh Fallon
Carrier Series #2
Published by HarperTeen on July 9, 2013
ISBN 978-0-06-212800-3
Pages 305
Format Paperback
Source Purchased

Through the ages, Marked Ones have harnessed the powers of the four elements: Water, Fire, Earth, and Air. Much about the elements is shrouded in mystery, but one thing is certain: A relationship between two Marked Ones has the potential to cause widespread devastation. Megan and Adam – Air and Water – are determined to defy the risks. But the power that swirls inside Megan is growing in twisted ways. And the closer she is to Adam, the closer Megan comes to unleashing a dark force that could spell destruction for the entire Marked line.

My Review

But I missed something. It wasn´t as much hilarious and fun as Carrier of the Mark and I am now kind of hanging in the air.

Waiting On Wednesday #39 – Quests For Glory by Soman Chainani

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
is a weekly event hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. This meme is a place that spotlights upcoming releases that we´re eagerly anticipating with pure joy.

I wasn´t sure if I would have a book to name for this meme since most of the books I am waiting for are coming out later in the year or don´t have a cover published yet.

And to be honest, I don´t like to share an upcoming book with you if I can´t provide you the cover for it.

I Want To Hold Your Hand by Marie Force

This series is such a lovely, heartwarming and wonderful written series, that you can´t do anything else but to love those books. If you are in for some romance mixed with the great landscape of the Vermont Mountains and a bit of reality, then this is what you want to read.

I Want To Hold Your Hand by Marie Force
Green Mountain Series #2
Published by Berkley on September 30, 2014
ISBN 978-0-425-26677-9
Pages 342
Format Paperback
Source Purchased

Almost seven years after losing her husband in Iraq, Hannah Abbott Guthrie isn´t sure she´s ready – or able – to move on, but the attentions of a lifelong friend are making her think about it for the first time. The memory of the sweet kiss she shared with Nolan Roberts hasn´t strayed far from her thoughts, but she also fears that pursuing something with him would mean betraying her husband´s memory. Nolan has loved Hannah for years, but he´d been giving her the space she needed to heal from her devastating loss. Now, when an opportunity arises to show her how he feels, Nolan can´t resist, but he knows earning her love will take more than a kiss. Somehow he has to prove to Hannah that finding love twice in a lifetime is possible – and well worth risking her heart.

My Review

Despite all the romance, hot scenes and the appearance of some characters from the first book, this book contains a story that is a bit darker in tone and figures.

Weekly Book Wrap-Up #48

Saturday, March 18, 2017
In my weekly book wrap-up, I share with you the new books that have arrived at my place. No matter if I won a giveaway or got approved for a reviewer´s copy, got an ARC or just bought a new one.

And I will tell you a bit about the how and why I added them to my shelves and why I wanted them in the first place.

Weekly Book Wrap-Up is a combination where I link up with Tynga and Kimberly and their blogs.

Carlotta – Internat Und Schneegestöber by Dagmar Hoßfeld

This is a fantastic series for young kids with a great main figure. The book is a special edition for all the Carlotta fans before the newest book will come out in the fall of 2017. An English title could sound like this: Carlotta – Boarding school and snowstorm.

Carlotta-Internat Und Schneegestöber* by Dagmar Hoßfeld
Carlotta Series #6.5
Published by Carlsen on September 29, 2016
ISBN 978-3-551-65045-0
Pages 261
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher

The Theater AG is rehearsing Charles Dickens´ A Christmas Carol at Castle Prinzensee. The joy is immense when Carlotta learns that Sofie will give a concert with the orchestra of her Belgian boarding school at the castle. But suddenly the temperatures slip into the cellar. It starts to snow and just doesn´t stop. The roads are blocked because of snow drifts. The castle is closed off. Nobody can get in, no one comes out. And now?

My Review

I love this series. There is a lot of heart, friendship and warmth in it and the setting is a beautiful old castle.

Follow Friday #15 – Novel Characters

Friday, March 17, 2017
This is a Friday meme hosted by Patricia of FiktiveWelten. Every week she asks a question that you can answer. Everyone who would like to participate, just answer her question, link to her blog and write a comment under her post to let the others know that you are participating.

The entire rules you can find here.

Since Patricia is hosting the Follow Friday I knew from her that she was open to any ideas for new questions in this meme. But I never had one I thought was worth being asked.

A little while ago it kind of hit me and I sent her my ideas and she accepted them! How great is that?!

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