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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
Goodreads


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
Goodreads


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?!

To Know Her Is To Love Her by Marie Force

For some reasons this story is not included in the German edition of the first book of this series and as far as I know the other novellas of this series won´t be either. In my eyes not a smart choice.

To Know Her Is To Love Her* by Marie Force
Green Mountain Series #1.5
Published by Fischer digiBook on October 27, 2016
ASIN B01KPSB7NA
Pages 54
Format eBook
Source Purchased
Goodreads


Cameron is back in New York – but only to say goodbye. Her dream comes true: She will move to Vermont to move in with Will and become a part of his big, loving and caring Family. But before that happens she wants to show Will the big city and all the places she loves. But most of all she wants Will to meet her father and her friends. Only one question remains: Is Will really coming and can she really move and leave everything behind?

My Review

This novella is about what happens when a relationship kind of moves on and the two involved parties have to find a way how to live together.

Upcoming New Releases March

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Most of the books I am displaying here are books I am looking very much forward to their release day.
Some of them I already pre-ordered, others I started a request for and some I already have in my bookshelves since the month of March is by now a few days old.
It can be that you will see some titles in my list that are already being published abroad but will hit the German bookstores only by now; or the other way around.


I don´t know which of them I will be really able to read this month or over the year in general - not to mention buying them or getting them as a reviewer´s copy – but I will try to get to know as many as I can.

Carrier Of The Mark by Leigh Fallon

This cover! Soooo beautiful and it made me want this book from the moment I saw it. And with the summary and the fact that this would play in Ireland, it was even more intriguing. So it landed at my home and despite the fact that I read it a few years ago, this review had to be written.

Carrier Of The Mark by Leigh Fallon
Carrier Series #1
Published by HarperTeen on October 1, 2011
ISBN 978-0-06-202787-0
Pages 342
Format Paperback
Source Purchased


When Megan Rosenberg moves to Ireland, everything in her life seems to fall into place. After growing up in America, she´s surprised to find herself feeling at home in her new school. She connects with a group of friends, and she is instantly drawn to darkly handsome Adam DeRís. But Megan is about to discover that her feelings for Adam are tied to a fate that was sealed long ago – and that the passion and power that brought them together could be their ultimate destruction.

My Review

A novel about druids, a Celtic goddess and the elements of the earth: can it get any better than that? 

Waiting On Wednesday #38 – The Sins That Bind Us by Geneva Lee

Wednesday, March 15, 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 will share with you a book that I want because of its gorgeous cover. I was thrilled the moment I saw it and the story almost became a minor matter to me though I am looking forward reading it - Hopefully.


Crown Of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

What a brilliant book! In case you haven´t read any Sarah J. Maas book yet, this series is the best way to get started with. The main figure is such a sarcastic, self-confident figure and the irony that comes through the lines is simply amazing.

Crown Of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Throne Of Glass Series #2
Published by Bloomsbury on August 27, 2013
ISBN 978-1-61963-062-8
Pages 418
Format Hardcover
Source Purchased
Goodreads


From the throne of glass rules a kind with a fist of iron and a soul black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil. Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiance – not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart. Then, one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena´s world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie …and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.

My Review

For me, everything started with the beautiful covers this series has. The first one of the German edition caught my eyes right away and later I started buying the original editions.

Weekly Book Wrap-Up #47

Saturday, March 11, 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.

Saving Mercy by Abbie Roads

Abbie Roads writes Dark Contemporary Romance with a hint of the paranormal. She writes about the darkest sides human beings can have, about love, passion, determination and that some of us don´t have the best start. This book shows in a great way what it means to be saved from a living hell and that we sometimes punish ourselves way more than the rest of the world could.

Saving Mercy* by Abbie Roads
Fatal Truth Series #1
Publishing Date by Sourcebooks Casablanca on April 4, 2017
ISBN 978-1-4926-3923-7
Pages 303 
Format Paperback
Source ARC by Author


He´s found her at last. Cain Killion knows himself to be a damaged man. His only redeeming quality? The extrasensory connection to blood that he uses to catch killers. His latest case take a macabre turn when he discovers a familiar and haunting symbol linking the crime to his horrific past – and the one woman who might understand what it means. Only to lose her to a nightmare. Mercy Ledger is brave, resilient, beautiful – and in terrible danger. The moment Cain finds her, the line between good and evil blurs and the only thing clear to them is that they belong together. Love is the antidote for blood – but is their bond strong enough to overcome the madness that stalks them?

My Review

Saving Mercy is one of those books where you know right from the beginning that at some point during the reading you will turn into an emotional mess in a very positive way.

Follow Friday #14 – Scheme In The Bookshelf

Friday, March 10, 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.

This week the question is about the scheme in my bookshelves. At first, I thought what a nice question and easy to answer.

But then popped this thought up in my mind.

The Hope Chest by Viola Shipman

Make sure to have some tissues nearby. This novel is filled with emotions and will make you cry sooner or later because of its beauty, grace and the sensitive way the author has brought them to life. This is a must read for everyone who loves meaningful novels with a touch of romance in it.  

The Hope Chest* by Viola Shipman
Publishing Date by Thomas Dunne Books on March 21, 2017
ISBN 978-1-2501-0507-3
Pages 320
Format Hardcover
Source German Publisher


The discovery of one woman´s heirloom hope chest unveils precious memories and helps three people who have each lost a part of themselves find joy once again. Ever since she was diagnosed with ALS, fiercely independent Mattie doesn´t feel like herself. She can´t navigate her beloved home, she can´t go for a boat ride, and she can barely even feed herself. Her devoted husband, Don, doesn´t want to imagine life without his wife of nearly fifty years, but Mattie isn´t likely to make it past their anniversary. But when Rose, Mattie´s new caretaker, and her young daughter, Jeri, enter the couple´s life, happiness and the possibility for new memories return. Together they form a family, and Mattie is finally able to pass on her memories from the hope chest she received from her mother. With each item – including a favorite doll, family dishes, an embroidered apron, and an antique Christmas ornament – the hope chest connects Mattie, Don and Rose to each other and helps them find hope again in the face of overwhelming life challenges. 

My Review

Okay, the German edition doesn´t look as good and beautiful as the original edition does, but I can ignore that. 

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling

Thursday, March 09, 2017
The second I got the news that there would be an eighth Harry Potter book I knew that I had to have it. And that I HAD to read it, of course. But it took me some time before I could make it; probably because I heard so many different things about it. Not every HP fan loved it; in fact, it seemed to polarize the Harry Potter fans.

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter Series #8
Published by Little Brown Book UK on July 31, 2016
ISBN 978-0-7515-6535-5
Pages 343
Format Hardcover
Source Purchased


It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn´t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age-children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.  

My Review

Well, guess I belong definitely to those fans who liked very much what they read in this script. 

Weekly Book Wrap-Up #46

Saturday, March 04, 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.

Legacy Of Kings by Eleanor Herman

A great book that is based on real history around the person of Alexander the Great. The author shows the ancient world and life that was lived in Athens and other cities. Some do really exist others are fictional. If you are in for a bloody, cruel and ancient story mixed with some romance and mysticism then this is your book.

Legacy Of Kings* by Eleanor Herman
Blood Of Gods And Royals Series #1
Published by Harlequin Teen September 1, 2015
ISBN 978-0-3732-1172-2
Pages 428
Format Hardcover
Source Reading Challenge 


Imagine a time when the gods turn a blind eye to the agony of men, when the last of the hellions roam the plains, and evil stirs beyond the edges of the map. A time when cities burn, and in their ashes, empires rise. Alexander, Macedon´s sixteen-year-old heir, is on the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world but finds himself drawn to a newcomer. Katerina must navigate the dark secrets of court life while keeping hidden her own mission: kill the queen. But she doesn´t account for her first love. Jacob will go to unthinkable lengths to win Katerina, even if it means having to compete with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince. And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess and Alexander´s unmet betrothed, wants to alter her destiny by seeking the famed and deadly Spirit Eaters. 

My Review

I didn´t expect that end – wow. Questions after questions in the end and I REALLY hope that at least some of them will be answered in the second book. 

Follow Friday #13 – Highlight February 2017

Friday, March 03, 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.

The last time when Patricia had asked “what our reading highlight” had been in the previous month (I missed that question for January 2017) the response had been such a success that from this month forward it will be a regular one in the Follow Friday meme.



It didn´t take me long to know what to answer.

A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas

Thankfully the German publisher used the same cover motive as the original book has. Only the title got changed a bit. And even with the fact in mind, that I like this cover very much and that it was, together with the summary on the back, the reason why I wanted that book in the first place, it turned out that this pick wasn´t as good as I expected it to be.

A Wicked Thing* by Rhiannon Thomas
A Wicked Thing Series #1
Published by Harper Teen on February 24, 2015
ISBN 978-0-0623-0353-0
Pages 352
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher


One hundred years after falling asleep, Princess Aurora wakes up to the kiss of a handsome prince and a broken kingdom that has been dreaming of her return. All the books say that she should be living happily ever after. But as Aurora understands all too well, the truth is nothing like the fairy tale. Her family is long dead. Her “true love” is a kind stranger. And her whole life has been planned out by political foes while she slept. As Aurora struggles to make sense of her new world, she begins to fear that the curse has left its mark on her, a fiery and dangerous thing that might be as wicked as the witch who once ensnared her. With her wedding day drawing near, Aurora must make the ultimate decision on how to save her kingdom: marry the prince or run.

My Review

Yes, sometimes you want a book because the cover is an eye-catcher and this here is no exception. 

Trailer Reveal: Saving Mercy by Abbie Roads

Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Today is the big trailer reveal of Abbie Roads new book in her Fatal Truth Series. Saving Mercy is a Dark Contemporary Romance novel and will hit shelves in April 2017.


SavingMercyBanner_TrailerReveal


If you are a fan of the Dark Contemporary Romance genre and love that there will be a happy ending, then this author should be on your reading list. 

Waiting On Wednesday #37 – Buns by Alice Clayton

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 will share with you a book that I am waiting now way too long for. The Hudson Valley Series by Alice Clayton is a sweet romance with spicy hot scenes and great love between the pages.



And hopefully, there will be some hot and spicy scenes in here too – if ya know what I mean *laugh*

Blog Ahead Mini March 2017 – Sign-Up

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
This challenge is hosted by Anna over at Herding Cats & Burning Soup and is all about getting some posts done and scheduled in advance, about getting a bit of a buffer for your blog and yourself, ´cause sometimes blogging can become a bit overwhelming and stressful.

So having some posts already done can give you the space you probably need for things that come up out of the blue. And with the support of other bloggers, it promises some fun along the way.




Weekly Book Wrap-Up #45

Saturday, February 25, 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.

Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Wow, wow and WOW again! I am definitely out of stars. This was one hell of a great show, and I was flashed by hindsight. If you don´t know the author by now, you should read this series.

Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Lux Series #5
Published by Entangled Teen on August 5, 2014
ISBN 978-1-6226-6265-4
Pages 500
Format Paperback
Source Library


Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came. She can´t believe Daemon stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred. Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything to ensure the survival of their friends … and mankind.

My Review

Jennifer L. Armentrout has a fantastic way to catch emotions, fantasy and a bit of Sci-fi in one single book.

A Torch Against The Night by Sabaa Tahir

Friday, February 24, 2017
Sometimes you want to read a book because you get so attracted to the cover. This time it was not only because of that but also because I wanted to know how the story about Laia and Elias would continue. So if you are in for a very opulent, bloody, emotional and pictorial novel, then you should definitely read this!

A Torch Against The Night by Sabaa Tahir
An Ember In The Ashes #2
Published by Razorbill on August 30, 2016
ISBN 978-1-1019-9887-8
Pages 452
Format Hardcover
Source Purchased


Elias and Laia are running for their lives. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire. Laia is determined to break into Kauf – the Empire´s most secure and dangerous prison – to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars´ survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom. But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene – Elias´s former friend and the Empire´s newest Blood Shrike. Bound to Marcus´s will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own – one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape … and kill them both. 

My Review

This is one of the books where I was in an emotional turmoil after I had finished it.

Follow Friday #12 – Reviews


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.

This week the topic is all about reviews. What is important to me in reviews and what rather frightens me to read it all the way through.



Take Control TBR Challenge March 2017 Sign-Up

Thursday, February 23, 2017
I am doing a premier with this challenge. For the first time, I will participate in the Take Control TBR Challenge during March hosted by Kimberly @  Caffeinated Book Reviewer. She is hosting her Fifth annual Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge – Congrats!

When I first saw her logo announcing this challenge I thought - no looked - at my huge TBR, sighed, and wasn´t sure if I should sign-up or not.
Yes, such a challenge is the right thing to get some of the books off that TBR by reading them. But March is usually a busy month for me when it comes to that and I have at the same time a reading challenge in another forum going on. So I am really curious to see how this challenge will work out for me and how many books I will get done during the month of March.

Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I don´t know how she does it, the author I mean, but I seem to be unable to put those books down. Everyone ends with something unthinkable and leaves you with all kind of emotions swirling around your mind and heart.

Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Lux Series #4
Published by Entangled Teen on August 27, 2013
ISBN 978-1-6226-6076-6
Pages 400
Format Paperback
Source Library
Goodreads


Daemon will do anything to get Katy back. After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he´s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure. All Katy can do is survive. Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don´t seem entirely crazy, but the group´s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen? Together, they can face anything. But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together?

My Review

I was in shock when Katy got captured at Mount Weather, and the emotional rollercoaster got even worse when I started to read this fourth book and had to witness all the things Katy had to endure.

Waiting On Wednesday #36 – Saving Mercy by Abbie Roads

Wednesday, February 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.

This week I share with you a book that´s the first one of a new series by Abbie Roads.
For everyone who loves to read Dark Contemporary Romance with strong and very convincing characters, I would recommend the author and her work.

Weekly Book Wrap-Up #44

Saturday, February 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 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.

I thought that I could do another change here since I did a lot of changes lately.



Upcoming New Releases February

Most of the books I am displaying here are books I am looking very much forward to their release day.
Some of them I already pre-ordered, others I started a request for and some I already have in my bookshelves since the month of February is by now a few days old.
It can be that you will see some titles in my list that are already being published abroad but will hit the German bookstores only by now; or the other way around.


I don´t know which of them I will be really able to read this month or over the year in general - not to mention buying them or getting them as a reviewer´s copy – but I will try to get to know as many as I can.

Morning Star by Pierce Brown

There is no doubt that this series has become one of my favorites. And this third one was breathtaking. It blew my mind and I was at the end of it very shaken, shocked and happy at the same time.

Morning Star by Pierce Brown
Red Rising Trilogy #3
Published by Del Rey on February 9, 2016
ISBN 978-0-345-53984-7
Pages 518
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher


Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society´s mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within. Finally, the time has come. But devotion to honor and hunger for vengeance run deep both sides. Darrow and his comrades-in-arms face powerful enemies without scruple or mercy. Among them are some Darrow once considered friends. To win, Darrow will need to inspire those shackled in darkness to break their chains, unmake the world their cruel masters have built, and claim to destiny too long denied – and too glorious to surrender.

My Review

Pierce Brown has a way to write that is beyond anything I´ve ever discovered in this genre. 

Weekly Book Wrap-Up #43

Saturday, February 11, 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 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.




Because of some changes in the blogger world, I will link this meme now only to the suspect I started this meme in the beginning of my blog.

Hissy Fit by Mary Kay Andrews

This novel caught my attention when I was asked some months back if I wanted to read something out of the German publisher´s new program last year. The cover and the summary made me curious and after I had read it, it was clear to me that I wanted more books written by the author.

Hissy Fit by Mary Kay Andrews
Published by Harper Collins on July 10, 2012
ISBN 978-0-0605-6465-0
Pages 448
Format Paperback
Source Publisher


Keeley Rae Murdock wants to marry her fiancé tomorrow. But her fiancé is short-sighted the maid of honor during the rehearsal at the Country Club. Keeley loses her poise: she issues the maid of honor a succulent fist blow, throws glasses at the wall, scratched the car of her fiancé and flings the evidence right into the priest´s face – a red thong.  After that nothing is as it was. But Keeley won´t let her get down. She accepts the design order of a young man, who is new in town. For him, she is to transform an old house into a dream villa for two. But what is with her personal dream – her dream of the one true love?

My Review

I do have another written by her laying on my TBR, so I am not running out of her beautiful and witty novels.

Follow Friday #11 – Reading Places

Friday, February 10, 2017

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 reading places. The answer is quite simple: wherever I am and can.




An Ember In The Ashes (#1) by Sabaa Tahir

When I first got a glimpse of this book, I was immediately intrigued by its summary and cover. And reading it was way more than I´ve expected. The Roman Empire with all its glory, brutality and beauty combined with a great story about two people who find in one another the key to change something.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
An Ember in the Ashes #1
Published by Razorbill on April 28, 2015
ISBN 978-1-5951-4803-2
Pages 464
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher


Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free. Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear. It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire´s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They´ve seen what happens to those who do. But when Laia´s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from the rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire´s greatest military academy. There, Laia meets Elias, the school´s finest soldier – and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he´s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined – and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

My Review

Those two eyes that were looking at the observer had something striking. The rich brown, the shiny gold, the silver-gray of the mask and the shade of green in those eyes …

Waiting On Wednesday #35 – Undiscovered by Sara Humphreys

Wednesday, February 08, 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 know Sara Humphreys from her McGuire Brothers Series, which I read last year and fell right away in love with.




Stolen Souls by Stuart Neville

I am a cover girl! Yes, I admit it. If the cover doesn´t look good (in my eyes!), I am hard to convince to read the book that´s behind it. And I tell you something else: I was sneaking around Stolen Souls for quite some time now.

Stolen Souls by Stuart Neville
Jack Lennon #3
Published by Soho Crime on September 4, 2012
ISBN 978-3-7466-3188-2
Pages 354
Format Paperback
Source Library


Galya Petrova travels to Ireland on a promise that she will work for a nice Russian family, teaching their children English. Instead, she is dragged into the world of modern slavery, sold to a Belfast brothel, and held there against her will. She escapes at a terrible cost – the slaying of one of her captors – and takes refuge with a man who offers his help. As the traffickers she fled scour the city for her, seeking revenge for their fallen comrade, Galya faces an even greater danger: her savior is not what he seems. She is not the first trafficked girl to have crossed his threshold, and she must fight to avoid their fate. Detective Inspector Jack Lennon wants a quiet Christmas with his daughter, but when an apparent turf war between rival gangs leaves bodies across the city, he knows he won´t get it. As he digs deeper into the case, he realizes an escaped prostitute is the cause of the violence, and soon he is locked in a deadly race with two very different killers.

My Review

My library moved into new rooms and there it was that I noticed that title for the first time. I didn´t know the author before but the German cover has kind of drawn me in.  

Weekly Book Wrap-Up #42

Saturday, February 04, 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 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.


Because of some changes in the blogger world, I will link this meme now only to the suspect I started this meme in the beginning of my blog.

A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani

Remembering the fun I had with book one and the fantastic show that Sophie and Agatha fired up during their fight for what they thought was best for themselves, it was quite clear to me that I had to read this second book as well.

A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani
The School For Good And Evil #2
Published by Harper Collins on April 15, 2014
ISBN 978-0-0621-0492-2
Pages 448
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher


After saving themselves and their fellow students from a life pitched against one another, Sophie and Agatha are back home again, living happily ever after. But life isn´t exactly a fairytale. When Agatha secretly wishes she´d chosen a different happy ending with Prince Tedros, the gates for the School for Good and Evil open once again. But Good and Evil are no longer enemies and Princes and Princesses may not be what they seem, as new bonds form and old ones shatter.

My Review

Well, I didn´t have that much fun with it as I had reading the first book, but nonetheless, I was entertained. 

Trailer Reveal: Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Monday, January 30, 2017
After I had read her Lux series, I knew I had to sign up for this as soon as I got the news on social media about it. 

And after some waiting, I finally got the approval and so I am very happy that I can present you today the trailer reveal of Jennifer L. Armentrout´s new book Till Death.

It is such a beautiful trailer with wonderful soft music and two figures who are really worth looking at.

Oh, and by the way, this post doesn´t contain any affiliated links. Sorry folks, but I  have to say that in case some of you are wondering.

For all those, who might not know the author or her books, you can read at the end of this post a few words about her. Don´t worry it is not the length of a novel, but I thought a few words wouldn´t hurt.






But before we start the show, I have a little description for you. A little sneak peak if you like - hope it makes you a little curious ...

Gone With The Books Best Authors Of 2016

Sunday, January 29, 2017
It took me some time to get this list together and to narrow her down to the names listed below. And it wasn´t easy for me to keep my list at the set goal of only ten, but that was necessary since otherwise, my list would´ve been a mile long.

At least!

In the end, I wrote them down as they came into my mind. The list shows them in randomly order since I cannot really decide which one of them I like more than the other.


Gone With The Books Best Books Of 2016

Saturday, January 28, 2017
I finally found the time and energy to put my best books of the past year together. I narrowed them down to ten titles. Among them some authors who were totally new to me like Abbie Roads or Sara Humphreys or B. A. Paris.

My list shows them in randomly order which I wrote down as they came into my mind.  It has been a really great year in reading books and I am already looking forward to the new books that the one or the other author will have coming out in 2017.


Weekly Book Wrap-Up #41

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 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.




And of course, I link up this meme again with the two other suspects that are hosting each of them *smile.

Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

This series is such a blast, that I had to read the third book right after I had finished the second. Good, I didn´t read it overnight, as I had the other two, but this was kind of different. Yes, I devoured it as well, but I also needed to take my time with it –so many beautiful and surprising things happened.

Lux Series #3
Published by Entangled Teen on December 3, 2012
ISBN 978-1-6206-1010-7
Pages 452
Format Paperback
Source Library


No one is like Daemon Black. When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn´t fooling around. Doubting him isn´t something I´ll do again, and now that we´ve made it through the rough patches, well … There´s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on. But even he can´t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love. After everything, I´m no longer the same Katy. I´m different … And I´m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more realize there is no end to what I´m capable. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won´t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever. Together we´re stronger… and they know it.

My Review

And one thing is for sure: Blake YOU ARE SO DEAD! Yes, that figure cost me some nerves and I am not at all happy with what he did. 

Follow Friday #10 – Despised Genres

Friday, January 27, 2017
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.

I haven´t done this in a while, since not every question was one I had an answer for. And for some questions, I had already planned my own post.

But this week I found something I was typing spontaneously and so here is what I have to say about the despised genres.

I actually have only one. Others I read only occasionally.

Waiting On Wednesday #34 – A Court Of Wings And Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Wednesday, January 25, 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.






Since months I am waiting for this book.

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