Bird And Sword by Amy Harmon

Thursday, November 23, 2017
I am not sure which cover I like most. The one the German edition is showing or the one, the English edition has. Both are so unique and beautiful in their very own way. One thing I DO know. The Bird and The Sword (its original title) is a novel that will polarize its readers.

Bird And Sword* by Amy Harmon
The Bird And The Sword Chronicles #1
Original Title The Bird And The Sword
Published by LYX on October 26, 2017
ISBN 978-3-7363-0548-9
Pages 396
Format Softcover
Source Publisher

At age five, Lark had to watch her mother being executed. With the last breath, she took her daughter´s voice and power of words. Because magic is a mortal sin in Jeru. Thirteen years later, the young King Tiras appears at the court of Lark´s father to remind him of his fidelity to the war. He takes the voiceless young woman hostage with him. At first, Lark fears the king, but she quickly realizes that Tiras is just as free as she is, and that love may be the only weapon that can break their chains.


And with polarizing its readers I mean that some of us will be swooning over the moon over this story while others will probably ask what is so special about this novel? Keep reading and you´ll find out how I think about it.

Waiting On Wednesday #52 – Girl In Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

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

For whatever reason Jill is not blogging since August 2016 but her meme is still going on. Hope everything is ok and she will be back soon! Until then, I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday.

Girl Online Going Solo by Zoe Sugg

A nice book that is written in the typically Zoe Sugg way. For me a wonderful closing of this trilogy.

Girl Online Going Solo* by Zoe Sugg
Girl Online Series #3
Published by Atria Keywords on November 22, 2016
ISBN 978-1-5011-6211-4
Pages 336
Format Softcover
Source Publisher

As Penny starts the school year she´s ready to face the world – alone. Noah has gone off the radar after ending his world tour early, and no one, including Penny, knows where he is. So, when she accepts Megan´s invitation to visit her performing arts school, it seems like an opportunity to make some new friends. Helping everyone else seems to be the right remedy – Elliot needs her friendship more than ever, and she meets Posey, who she can really help with her stage fright. But is charming Scottish boy Callum the right kind of distraction? And can Penny truly move on when Noah´s shadow seems to haunt her around every corner? 


If you are in for an easy to read a novel with some beautiful scenes and nice created figures who aren´t that profound, then this is definitely your book. 

King´ s Cage by Victoria Aveyard

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
One of the very few books I know where the title is actually saying what the book is all about. But again, I like the cover of the English edition way more than the ones the German editions are showing.

King´s Cage* by Victoria Aveyard
Red Queen #3
Published by Harper Teen on February 7, 2017
ISBN 978-0-0623-1069-9
Pages 528
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher

Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother´s web in an attempt to maintain control over his country – and his prisoner. As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare´s heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back. When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire – leaving Norta as Mare knows it to burn all the way down.


I love the blue, silver, white and red of this cover. A bleeding crown, how fitting.

Gotteslüge by Kathrin Lange

Monday, November 20, 2017
This thriller was a bit disappointing. Or maybe my expectations after the fantastic first book of this series were just way too high.

Gotteslüge* by Kathrin Lange
Faris Iskander Series #2
Published by Blanvalet on March 16, 2015
ISBN 978-3-442-38346-7
Pages 413
Format Paperback
Source Publisher

What at first looks like a hostage-taking turns out to be a case of far-fetched personal dimensions for Faris: A man armed with an explosive belt delivers a message to him. It reads: “Next time you will press the trigger.” Faris can save his own life as the bomb explodes. But he does not know that an old enemy devised a devilish plan for him. And this adversary does not shy away from abduction or cold-blooded murder. After all, he wants to witness how Faris himself becomes an assassin … (personal translation)


I expected the main figure who had - again - to fight his personal demons. And there is a lot of that in this book.

Einsam Bist Du Und Allein by Mary Higgins Clark

Friday, November 17, 2017
This is the German edition of All By Myself, Alone. And despite the fact, that I am obviously not reading this series in its chronological order, I enjoyed this novel with Alvirah and Willy. A nice and easy to read thriller. 

Einsam bist du und allein* by Mary Higgins Clark
Alvirah And Willy Series #11
Original Title All By Myself, Alone 
Published by Heyne on September 25, 2017
ISBN 978-3-453-27109-8
Pages 347
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher

After a private drama gemstone expert, Celia urgently needs a break. Relieved, she accepts the invitation to lecture on a cruise ship. There she befriends Lady Em, a rich old lady with an invaluable emerald necklace. Three days later, in the middle of the high sea, Lady Em is found murdered – and the chain has disappeared. Celia is determined to clarify the facts. Even if the list of suspects is getting longer. And even if she can no longer be sure of her own life aboard. (personal translation)


Until a few weeks ago, I wasn´t even aware that this series exists. Well, that sounds now a bit awkward. As a huge MHC fan, I probably should have known it. 

Carlotta-Internat Auf Klassenfahrt by Dagmar Hoßfeld

Monday, November 13, 2017
A nice to read book about Carlotta and what she experienced with her classmates on her trip to Mallorca. An English title could sound like this: Boarding school on a school trip. But don´t count on it *smile* 

Carlotta-Internat Auf Klassenfahrt* by Dagmar Hoßfeld
Carlotta Series #7
Published by Carlsen on July 28, 2017
ISBN 978-3-551-65097-9
Pages 249
Format Hardcover

In the eleventh grade, traditionally Castle Prinzensee does a course trip. Carlotta flies to Mallorca with her Spanish course. She is looking forward to the free time with her friends and to many new photographs of the Mediterranean. Summer, sun, palm trees, friends – and lots of time to waste! Isn´t that totally awesome? Jonas is less enthusiastic …(personal translation)


I am not sure how many books this series will have, but from my point of view, there shouldn´t be much more. Why I say that? Keep reading, and you´ll know *smile*

Twisted Palace by Erin Watt

Saturday, November 11, 2017
The right image is everything in the world the Royals live in. Even when that means that you have to pay people money to solve the bad things you´ve done.

Twisted Palace* by Erin Watt
The Royals Series #3
Published by Everafter Romance on October 17, 2016
ISBN 978-1-6823-0506-5
Pages 370
Format Softcover
Ella Harper has met every challenge that life has thrown her way. She´s tough, resilient, and willing to do whatever it takes to defend the people she loves, but the challenge of a long-lost father and a boyfriend whose life is on the line might be too much for even Ella to overcome. Reed Royal has a quick temper and even faster fists. But his tendency to meet every obstacle with violence has finally caught up with him. If he wants to save himself and the girl he loves, he´ll need to rise above his tortured past and tarnished reputation. No one believes Ella can survive the Royals. Everyone is sure Reed will destroy them all. They might be right.


But when it comes to a murder, no money in the world can save your butt. 
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