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Alles Oder Nichts by Simona Ahrnstedt

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
I say it right at the beginning of my review: The first book of this trilogy was the best. Yes, the cover of this German edition is a nice to look at cover but something is missing. And the novel it contains was a nice read, but not as haunting and thrilling as the first one was.

Alles Oder Nichts* by Simona Ahrnstedt
High Stakes #3
Published by LYX on March 16, 2017
ISBN 978-3-8025-9947-7
Pages 697
Format Softcover
Source Publisher

Ambra is a successful journalist in search of a hot story. Tom a former elite soldier, whom terrible is befallen. Ambra has to return to the place where she never wanted to be again. Tom is trying here, to go back to life. In Kiruna, in the north of Sweden, where the coldness and the eternal darkness prevail, two people meet trying to escape their own past. Two people who wear deep wounds. And do not trust anyone. Two people who are overwhelmed by the attraction that reigns between them. They are wrong. And yet so scary right. But can they really cure each other? Or will their love destroy them once and for all? (personal translation by the reviewer)

My Review

This book wasn´t bad, not at all. Only darker and with a completely different story than the other two books had. 

Into The Water by Paula Hawkins

Monday, June 26, 2017
The cover captured my eyes the very first moment. And the fact, that the German edition uses the same as the English edition, was also a plus. And I was very curious if this book would turn out to be as bad as all the critiques were saying.

Into The Water* by Paula Hawkins
Published by Blanvalet on May 24, 2017
ISBN 978-3-7645-0523-3
Pages 473
Format Softcover
Source Publisher



In the last days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didn´t pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help. Now Nel is dead. They say she jumped. And Jules has been dragged back to the one place she hoped she had escaped for good, to care for the teenage girl her sister left behind. But Jules is afraid. So afraid. Of her long-buried memories, of the old Mill House, of knowing that Nel would never have jumped. And most of all she´s afraid of the water, and the place they call the Drowning Pool …

My Review

When I placed my request for this book I never thought that I would get it. 

Follow Friday #21 – Reading Slack Or Time-Out?

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Launched by Sonja of A Bookshelf Full Of Sunshine, continued by FiktiveWelten with a new logo.

The blog action is for lively communication between bloggers, a good network and should be fun. Duration of the question: Friday to Thursday. Rules. No registration required.

This week the FF question is: Do you sometimes have a reading slack or do you consciously take a break from reading?

Since I came up with this question, I guess I should say something about it. So keep reading if you´re interested in what I think about this question ...

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Friday, June 23, 2017
What a fantastic second book! I expected a lot of things, but not this gorgeous and beautiful story full of emotions and characters who complement each other in such a perfect way.

This Shattered World* by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
Starbound #2
Published by Disney Hyperion on December 23, 2014
ISBN 978-1-4231-7103-4
Pages 400
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher
Goodreads

Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met. Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet´s rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents. Rebellion is in Flynn´s blood. His sister died in the original uprising against the powerful corporate conglomerate that rules Avon with an iron fist. These corporations make their fortune by terraforming uninhabitable planets across the universe and recruiting colonists to make the planets livable, with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon, and decades later, Flynn is leading the rebellion. Desperate for any advantage against the military occupying his home, Flynn does not only things that make sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl with nerves of steel, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape base together, caught between two sides in a senseless war. 

My Review

Yes, the story is different from the first book and yes, the two main characters are not to compare with the ones from book one.

Die Geister Vom Rainy Pass by Christopher Ross

Saturday, June 17, 2017
Those ice blue husky eyes – wow! Since I started enjoying this series, I am kind of hooked by its covers. Each one of them is beautiful and shows a gorgeous looking husky. And the story here is so beautiful that even adults can read it.

Die Geister Vom Rainy Pass* by Christopher Ross
Alaska Wilderness Series #5
Published by Ueberreuter on September 12, 2016
ISBN 978-3-7641-7065-3
Pages 240
Format Hardcover
Source Library
Goodreads


For months Julie has prepared herself and trained with her beloved Huskies: She will participate in the Iditarod, the longest and toughest dogsled race in the world. No one can keep her from her plan. Not the anonymous troublemakers sneaking into the camp at night, nor her friend Steve, who is very worried. But the route over the Rainy Pass is itself feared by experienced mushers and there the disaster really starts. Will Julie pass the race despite everything? 

My Review

I was waiting very long for this book to come out, and the second I noticed its release date, I knew that I wanted to read it.

In Einer Winternacht by Mary Higgins Clark

When I got this book I wasn´t really aware of the fact, that it was actually a Christmas story. But despite that, it is a wonderful, heartwarming novel with a little cutie called Stellina and her story is just beautiful. I had a few nice hours with her and this short story.

In Einer Winternacht* by Mary Higgins Clark
Alvirah And Willy Series #3
Original Title All Through The Night
Published by Heyne on October 11, 2016
ISBN 978-3-453-43885-9
Pages 192
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher
Goodreads

All of Alvirah´s deductive powers and Willy´s world-class common sense are called upon as the two stumble into a Christmas mystery. A woman abandons her newborn at a Manhattan church. Simultaneously, a thief is absconding with a treasured artifact, a chalice adorned with a star-shaped diamond. The elude police, he grabs the stroller and disappears. Seven years later, the mother returns to the scene and finds Alvirah and Willy helping neighborhood kids prepare for a Christmas pageant at an after-school shelter. Soon the savvy sleuths set out to solve the puzzle of the missing child and chalice – and to unmask scam artists threatening to shut down the shelter.

My Review

It is not really known around here, that Alvirah and Willy have their own series, written by the author. At least those books are not specifically called by their names.

Follow Friday #20 – Book Tours: Top Or Flop?

Friday, June 16, 2017

Launched by Sonja of A Bookshelf Full Of Sunshine, continued by FiktiveWelten with a new logo.

The blog action is for lively communication between bloggers, a good network and should be fun. Duration of the question: Friday to Thursday. Rules. No registration required.

This week the FF question is: How do you feel about book tours? Are you actively involved, you persecute them passively, or are they not your thing at all?


The Secret City by C.J. Daugherty

The end of book one made it sure, that I had to read the second book as well. And what a great finish of this duology it was.

The Secret City by C. J. Daugherty
The Alchemist Chronicles #2
Published by Atom on September 1, 2016
ISBN 978-0-3490-0221-7
Pages 368
Format Paperback
Source Publisher
Goodreads


Locked away inside the fortified walls of Oxford´s St. Wilfred´s College, surrounded by alchemists sworn to protect them, Taylor and Sacha are safe from the Darkness. For now. But time is short. In seven days Sacha will turn 18 and the ancient curse that once made him invincible will kill him, unleashing unimaginable demonic horror upon the world. There is one way to stop it. Taylor and Sacha must go to where the curse was first cast – the medieval French city of Carcassonne – and face the demons. The journey will be dangerous. And monsters are waiting for them. But as Darkness descends on Oxford, their choice is stark. They must face everything that scares them or lose everything they have.

My Review

This book was big entertainment. I absolutely enjoyed reading it. And that end? – Perfect!

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