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Waiting On Wednesday #29 – The Ends Of The World by Maggie Hall

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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.






The first two books of this trilogy I wanted because I fell in love with the cover. Later, when I read them, I fell in love with the story as well.

Himmelstiefe by Daphne Unruh

Daphne Unruh is a German author who started this series originally as eBook and as self-publisher. It was the original cover with the white frame around the blue flowers that caught my eye and made me curious. So it is kind of sad, that Loewe changed that.

Himmelstiefe by Daphne Unruh
Zauber Der Elemente #1
Published by Loewe on September 19, 2016
ISBN 978-3-7855-8565-8
Pages 495 
Format Softcover
Source Publisher



Kira counts the last days of school. Soon she will be done! But then her life gets turned upside down: the new classmate Tim exerts an irresistible attraction on her and again she gets invested by fevers and eerie visions of dangerous shadow beings. Almost too late Kira recognizes that she has special powers and belongs into the magical world of the Academy of the Elements. Only there she is safe – so she thinks!


My Review

If you like a very opulent writing style in combination with a bit of a dry tone and a sometimes awkward to read language, especially out of the mouth of a teenage girl, then this is definitely your book. 

Stacking The Shelves #32 - Bought, Borrowed & Bagged #16

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga´s Reviews and is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!





I am also connecting with Bought Borrowed & Bagged in homage of Barron´s Books & Baubles from Karen Marie Moning´s smash hit series, Fever, hosted by Braine at Talk Supe.

Crown Of Three by J. D. Rinehart

About two times a year I get asked what books I want to review that are published by a certain German publisher. Crown of Three was one of the books I picked. The cover motive, the colors and the promise, this would be like Game of Thrones only for young children, convinced me.

Crown Of Three by J. D. Rinehart
Crown Of Three Trilogy #1
Published by Aladdin on June 2, 2015
ISBN 978-1-4814-2443-1
Pages 416
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher


Toronia, a kingdom composed of three realms, is wracked with civil war. King Brutan rules with an iron fist. Cruelty and suffering abound. The kingdom´s only hope comes in the form of Brutan´s illegitimate triplets, prophesied to kill the king and rule together in peace. But the road to the throne is long and bloody. Separated at birth and scattered throughout the realms, the triplets face a desperate fight to secure their destiny. Will they survive long enough to rule?

My Review

Well, it was a nice read, but I wasn´t blown away by it. 

Helix – Sie Werden Uns Ersetzen by Marc Elsberg

Friday, November 25, 2016
The author is known for his reality-based plots where he mixes facts of all kind with pure fiction. Sometimes it is really frightening about what could be possible and you have inevitable the question swirling around your mind if it couldn´t be already reality. So what if there are already living children like Jill and Eugene among us?

Helix – Sie Werden Uns Ersetzen by Marc Elsberg
Published by Blanvalet on October 31, 2016
ISBN 978-3-7645-0564-6
Pages 646
Format Hardcover
Source Lovelybooks


The US Secretary of State dies at a State visit in Munich. During the autopsy a strange sign is found on his heart – caused by bacteria? In Brasil, Tanzania, and India, employees of an international chemical company discover crop plants and animals that can not be found. At the same time, Helen and Greg, a couple in their late thirties, who cannot produce children by natural means, turn to a children´s nursing clinic in California. The doctor gives them hope. He tells them about a – yet unofficial – private research program, which has already produced over a hundred special children. And do not Helen and Greg want to give their offspring the best prerequisites? But then one of these children disappears and everything points to a connection with strange events – not only in Munich but all over the world …

My Review

I had enjoyed another book by the author so much, that I knew when I got the letter about Helix, I had to read it. 

Waiting On Wednesday #28 – Now I Rise by Kiersten White

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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.







Actually, it is kind of funny. I have since months the prequel And I Darken lying on my tbr, but not read it yet – so I have no clue how this author writes.

Hunt The Dawn by Abbie Roads

Abbie, you got me again! This novel has IT ALL - and a lot more. Sounds confusing? Maybe it does, but after you´ve read it, you´ll understand what I mean. Dark, bloody and cruel scenes as well as some very hot ones – be prepared for everything. This book is the perfect combination of the darkest of humankind with a romantic touch. And when you thought that Race The Darkness was already shocking in some ways then think again – because this one tops it all!

Hunt The Dawn by Abbie Roads
Fatal Dreams Trilogy #2
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on December 6, 2016
ISBN 978-1-4926-3920-6 
Pages 352 
Format Paperback
Source ARC by Author


You can´t hide your secrets from Lathan Montgomery – he can read your darkest memories. And while his special abilities are invaluable in the FBI´s hunt for a serial killer, he has no way to avoid the pain that brings him. Until he is drawn to courageous, down-on-her-luck Evanee Brown and finds himself able to offer something he´s never offered another human being: himself.
Nightmares are nothing new to Evanee Brown. But once she meets Lathan, they plummet into the realm of the macabre. Murder victims are reaching from beyond the grave to give Evanee evidence that could help Lathan bring terrifying killer to justice. Together, they could forge an indomitable partnership to thwart violence, abuse, and death – if they survive the forces that seek to tear them apart.

My Review

After I´ve read the first book of this trilogy, I expected something dark, beautiful written and with scenes that go beyond everything you can imagine. 

Stacking The Shelves #31 - Bought, Borrowed & Bagged #15

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga´s Reviews and is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!





I am also connecting with Bought Borrowed & Bagged in homage of Barron´s Books & Baubles from Karen Marie Moning´s smash hit series, Fever, hosted by Braine at Talk Supe.

Bound By Flames by Jeaniene Frost

Finally, I had the time to read and enjoy it. Diving in into the fantasy world of Jeaniene Frost is most of the time a wonderful thing and was it with this third installment of her Night Prince books for sure.

Bound By Flames by Jeaniene Frost 
Night Prince #3
Published by Avon on January 27, 2015
ISBN 978-0-0620-7608-3
Pages 342
Format Softcover
Source Publisher


Leila´s years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn´t learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife edge between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin … Vlad must battle with a centuries-old enemy whose reach stretches across continents and whose strength equals his own. It isn´t Vlad to feel fear, but he does … for Leila, because his enemy knows she is Vlad´s greatest weakness. As friend and foe alike align against him – and his overprotectiveness drives Leila away – Vlad´s love for his new bride could be the very thing that dooms them both.

My Review

After all the other books in this series, which started actually as one big Night Huntress series, I for sure had to read this latest in her now so-called Night Prince series. 

Babylon by Thomas Thiemeyer

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
The story goes from the sunny hill in Greece to the deadly desert and an ancient subterranean tower where Hannah´s belief, her strength and her will to survive are tested beyond anything.

Babylon* by Thomas Thiemeyer 
Hannah Peters Series #4
Published by Knaur on March 1, 2016
ISBN 978-3-426-65363-0
Pages 523
Format Softcover
Source Publisher


THE PLACE: Mesopotamia, Cradle of Civilization. Today one of the most dangerous crisis region on earth.
THE ORDER: the investigation of the baffling construction of human history.
THE PLAYER: Archeologist Hannah Peters and her team. A billionaire art collector who wants to experience his last adventure. And a four year old child. Together they have to face the biggest challenge of their life.

My Review

With this book came a change in the cover design of the entire series, and, though it is for the first three books a real change for the better, I am not really satisfied with the look of this one. 

Trouble Walks In by Sara Humphreys

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
And again the author brings with her second McGuire book a great to read novel onto the book market. If you don´t know Sara Humphreys yet, grab her books and start reading – her books are absolutely worth your time!

Trouble Walks In by Sara Humphreys
McGuire Brothers #2
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on August 2, 2016
ISBN 978-1-4022-9370-2
Pages 309 
Format Paperback
Source Purchased



Ronan McGuire loves women, loves his dog, loves his job – but when old flame Maddy Morgan moves into his jurisdiction, he can´t think about anything else. Ronan knows she´s way out of his league, but he´s determined to help Maddy live life to the fullest. With tragedy in her past, Maddy has immersed herself in work and swiftly made a name for herself in the hot New York City real estate market. She´s looking for safety, not love, but Ronan McGuire is as persistent as he is sexy, and his crooked smile is hard to resist. But all other concerns are wiped away when Maddy goes missing and Ronan and his bloodhound K-9 partner are tasked with finding her and bringing her home.

My Review

I don´t know how she does it, but with this book the author proofed again that she knows how to keep a reader have his nose stuck in a book. 

Stacking The Shelves #30 - Bought, Borrowed & Bagged #14

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga´s Reviews and is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!





I am also connecting with Bought Borrowed & Bagged in homage of Barron´s Books & Baubles from Karen Marie Moning´s smash hit series, Fever, hosted by Braine at Talk Supe.

The Christmas Promise by Sue Moorcroft

The mix of wintry looking cover and promising summary were the reasons why I wanted this book.

The Christmas Promise* by Sue Moorcroft
Published by Harper Collins UK on December 1, 2016
ISBN 978-0-0081-7552-8
Pages 368
Format Paperback
Source Publisher


For Ava Bliss, it´s going to be a Christmas to remember ... On a snowy December evening, Sam Jermyn steps into the life of bespoke hat maker Ava. Sparks fly, and not necessarily the good ones. Times are tough for Ava – she´s struggling to make ends meet, her ex-boyfriend is a bully, and worst of all, it´s nearly Christmas. So when Sam commissions Ava to make a hat for someone special, she makes a promise that will change her life. She just doesn´t know it yet.

My Review

No doubt, this was a nice read and at some point a bit touching. 

All You Need Is Love by Marie Force

Friday, November 11, 2016
OMG, this novel was such a great read! This was the very first time, that I had the pleasure to read a novel by the author, and it wasn´t the last time, that´s for sure.

All You Need Is Love* by Marie Force
Green Mountain Series #1
Published by Berkley on February 14, 2014
ISBN 978-0-4252-6676-2
Pages 368
Format Paperback
Source Publisher


The family-run Green Mountain Country Store is cherished by locals as a reminder of simpler times. The Abbott children are determined to keep it that way – but their father has different plans … When Cameron Murphy heads to Vermont to build a website for a new client, she imagines a more relaxing trip than she gets. After wrecking her car by colliding with the town moose, she meets the most handsome hero she´s ever seen. Unfortunately, her savior, Will Abbott, is also the son of her client – and he wants nothing to do with the new website of the city girl creating it. For all Will cares, Cameron can march her fancy boots right out of town and out of his family´s business. But he can´t seem to get her out of his head. As his family´s dispute heats up, so does the chemistry between the two, leaving them wondering if simple is better after all – especially when it comes to matters of the heart.

My Review

Until a few months ago I didn´t even know that this author exists. Turns out it was a good pick and a very pleasant read.

Waiting On Wednesday #27 – Come Sundown by Nora Roberts

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

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.







It is no secret that Nora Roberts has changed the publisher for whatever reason and went to St. Martin´s Press.

Playing With Fire by Tess Gerritsen

I know the author from her Rizzoli & Isles series and some of her earlier novels she wrote. Playing with Fire is a standalone thriller and not at all as all her other books. In a good way.

Playing With Fire* by Tess Gerritsen
Published by Ballantine Books on October 27, 2015
ISBN 978-1-1018-8434-8
Pages 272
Format Hardcover
Source Library


In a shadowy antiques shop in Rome, violinist Julia Ansdell happens upon a curious piece of music – the Incendio waltz – and is immediately entranced by its unusual composition. Full of passion, torment, and chilling beauty, and seemingly unknown to the world, the waltz, its mournful minor key, its feverish arpeggios, appear to dance with a strange life of their own. Julia is determined to master the complex work and make its melody heard. Back home in Boston, from the moment Julia´s bow moves across the strings, drawing the waltz´s fiery notes into the air, something strange is stirred – and Julia´s world comes under threat. The music has a terrifying and inexplicable effect on her young daughter, who seems violently transformed. Convinced that the hypnotic strains of Incendio are weaving a malevolent spell, Julia sets out to discover the man and the meaning behind the score. Her quest beckons Julia to the ancient city of Venice, where she uncovers a dark, decades-old secret involving a dangerously powerful family that will stop at nothing to keep Julia from bringing the truth to light.

My Review

I love the cover, the original as well as the German one. Both have a great motive, both give you the feeling that they show exactly what the summary promises you. And both deliver.

Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

Oh my gosh! This was one hell of a fantastic read! Don´t expect the normal Cecelia Ahern here, oh no. Flawed is far from that and even better! Can´t wait to read the second book of this duology.

Flawed* by Cecelia Ahern
Flawed Duology #1
Published by Harper Collins Children´s Books on March 24, 2016
ISBN 978-0-0081-2509-7
Pages 416
Format Hardcover
Source Library



Celestine North lives a perfect life. She´s a model daughter and sister, she´s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she´s dating the impossible charming Art Crevan. But then Celestine encounters a situation in which she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found FLAWED.

My Review

I didn´t call myself a big Ahern fan - until now that is. Yes, I read some of her books and one or the other I actually loved, but not more. 

Follow Friday #8 – Library Card

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

This is a Friday meme now 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.

This week the topic is all about having a library card (or more) and if I use my card.




I am a bit late with the FF. Last week when I should have done it, I was actually not disciplined enough to write posts for my blog not to talk about an FF one.

Stacking The Shelves #29 - Bought, Borrowed & Bagged #13

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga´s Reviews and is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!





I am also connecting with Bought Borrowed & Bagged in homage of Barron´s Books & Baubles from Karen Marie Moning´s smash hit series, Fever, hosted by Braine at Talk Supe.

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

I heard many different things and often negative ones, about this book. The latter I cannot share. Yes, at the beginning I had my difficulties getting involved in the plot and to see where the story was now. But within a few pages, I was back in the picture.

Glass Sword* by Victoria Aveyard 
Red Queen #2
Published by Harper Teen on February 9, 2016
ISBN 978-0-0623-1066-8
Pages 464
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher


Mare Barrow´s blood is red – the color of common folk – but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince – the friend – who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind. Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors. But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat. Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

My Review

Glass Sword is the second novel in the authors Red Queen Trilogy. Victoria Aveyard is maybe not for everyone a good read. 

Golden Son by Pierce Brown

This cover is awesome! I love the colors, the mixture of warm and cold and the motive in form of the laurel wreath. And after knowing the story, I can say that this cover sums it up perfectly.

Golden Son* by Pierce Brown
Red Rising Trilogy #2
Published by Random House on January 6, 2015
ISBN 978-0-3455-39814-6
Pages 464
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher


As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow´s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds – and their only path to liberation is revolution. And so Darrow sacrifices himself in the name of the greater good for which Eo, his true live and inspiration, laid down her own life. He becomes a Gold, infiltrating their privileged realm so that he can destroy it from within. A lamb among wolves in a cruel world, Darrow finds friendship, respect, and even love – but also the wrath of powerful rivals. To wage and win the war that will change humankind´s destiny, Darrow must confront the treachery arrayed against him, overcome his all-too-human desire for retribution – and strive not for violent revolt but a hopeful rebirth. Though the road ahead is fraught with danger and deceit, Darrow must choose to follow Eo´s principles of love and justice to free his people.

My Review

I was hooked after reading the first novel of Pierce Brown´s Red Rising Trilogy. And despite the fact that I gave this a half star less in my rating, I enjoyed it very much and had my fun reading it.

Race The Darkness by Abbie Roads

Friday, November 04, 2016
OH MY GOD what a phenomenal book! A must read for everyone who loves to read a contemporary romance with a dark side and perfect created main characters.

Race The Darkness by Abbie Roads
Fatal Dreams Trilogy #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on October 4, 2016
ISBN 978-1-4926-3917-6
Pages 332
Format Paperback
Source Bought


Criminal Investigator Xander Stone doesn´t have to question you – he can hear your thoughts. Scarred by lightning, burdened with a power that gives him no peace, Xander struggles to maintain his sanity against the voice that haunts him day and night – the voice of a woman begging him to save her.
Isleen Walker has long since given up hope of escape from the nightmare of captivity and torture that is draining her life, her mind, and her soul. Except … there is the man in her feverish dreams, the strangely beautiful man who beckons her to freedom and wholeness. And when he comes – if he comes – it will take all their combined fury and faith to overcome a madman bent on fulfilling a deadly prophecy. 

My Review

Race The Darkness is the debut novel of author Abbie Roads. If you are looking for some dark contemporary with some hit-off figures and a great to read plot, then this is your book.

Trailer Reveal: Hunt The Dawn by Abbie Roads

Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Today is the big Trailer Reveal of Abbie Roads second book in her Fatal Dreams Trilogy Hunt The Dawn.
Check it out!





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Waiting On Wednesday #26 – The Continent by Keira Drake


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 noticed this book on another bloggers website and with all the blue, white and silver (or is it gray?) I got fascinated by the cover.

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

Usually, the high fantasy genre is not really my thing. But the author managed to give me with this book quite some reading pleasure. Don´t know exactly how she did it if it was the language, the scenery or how she created her figures, but despite the sometimes very detailed scenes, I actually enjoyed this novel.

The Goblin Emperor* by Katherine Addison
Published by Tor Books on April 1, 2014
ISBN 978-0-7653-2699-7
Pages 448
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher


The youngest, half-goblin of the Emperor has lived his entire life in exile, distant from the Imperial Court and the deadly intrigue that suffuses it. But when his father and three sons in line for the throne are killed in an “accident,” he has no choice but to take his place as the only surviving rightful heir. Entirely unschooled in the art of court politics, he has no friends, no advisors, and the sure knowledge that whoever assassinated his father and brothers could make an attempt on his life at any moment. Surrounded by sycophants eager to curry favor with naïve new emperor, and overwhelmed by the burdens of his new life, he can trust nobody. Amid the swirl of plots to depose him, offers of arranged marriages, and the specter of the unknown conspirators who lurk in the shadows, he must quickly adjust to life as the Goblin Emperor. All the while, he is alone, and trying to find even a single friend … and hoping for the possibility of romance, yet also vigilant against the unseen enemies that threaten him, lest he lose this throne – or his life. 

My Review

Discovering new authors is always very exciting. 

Upcoming New Releases November

Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Like every month there are some book new releases for November as well. I am looking very much forward to their release date and some of them are already pre-ordered or on my wishlist.



My list contains book new releases for Germany, the US, and the UK. So you might see titles that are already being published abroad but will hit the German bookstores only by now.





Among my list are some authors that are brand new to me, like B. A. Paris and Tetsuya Honda.

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