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Stacking The Shelves #8

Saturday, May 28, 2016


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A little while ago I found at my library’s “antique shelf” (that is actually a rack that contains three shelves where you can buy books for one euro; money that goes straight into the cash box of the library for new books) a paperback by Mary Kay Andrews.

Waiting On Wednesday #8 – Island Of Glass by Nora Roberts

Wednesday, May 25, 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.







I was in my early twenties when I discovered the books of Nora Roberts. The fact that she´s moved from a publisher she´s worked with for many, many years is in some ways wonderful news. And now I sound strange – but don´t mean to.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

Monday, May 23, 2016
I fell in love with the fantastic cover the book has. It wasn´t the title or the fact, that this is the third installment of Maggie Stiefvater´s famous The Raven Cycle series.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven Cycle #3
Published by Scholastic Press on October 21, 2014
ISBN 978-0-5454-2496-7
Pages 400
Format Hardcover
Source Purchased
Goodreads

There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.
Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.
The trick with found things, though, is how easily they can be lost.
Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can be mislead.
Certainties can unravel. 

My Review

No, the way how the cover is created, the color combination and that it shows obviously Blue – all that made me want it.

Stacking The Shelves #7

Saturday, May 21, 2016


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At first I was told it would be delivered on May 13, 2016. Then, it was at the end of the first week of May, I could see that the book was on its way according to the green balk in my account. Expected delivery: May 13 – a FRIDAY!

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
It was no question at all that I had to read this one. The first book The Raven Boys was, even though it was a completely new writing style for me, a wonderful experience.

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven Cycle #2
Published by Scholastic Press on September 17, 2013
ISBN 978-0-5454-2494-3
Pages 416
Format Hardcover
Source Library
Goodreads


If you could steal things from dream, what would you take?
Ronan Lynch has secrets. Some he keeps from others. Some he keeps from himself.
One secret: Ronan can bring things out of his dreams.
And sometimes he´s not the only one who wants those things.
Ronan is one of the raven boys -a group of friends, practically brothers, searching for a dead king named Glendower, who the think is hidden somewhere in the hills by their elite private school, Aglionby Academy. The path to Glendower has long lived as an undercurrent beneath town. But now, like Ronan´s secrets it is beginning to rise to the surface - changing everything in its wake.

My Review

And the second book was no exception. If I had to put it into one single word it would be: fantastic!

Waiting On Wednesday #7 – Empire Of Storms by Sarah J. Maas



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.






After it turns out that I have to wait till the end of June 2016 to get my copy of A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (God alone knows why!), I am at least happy that I now know how the cover of the newest book in Sarah J. Maas´ Throne of Glass Series will look like.

A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Monday, May 16, 2016
I know Sarah J. Maas from her TOG novels and actually read this book out of curiosity. A Court of Thorns and Roses is completely different from her other series and to be honest: I never expected such a story or the way she´s written it, from the author.

A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas
A Court Of Thorns And Roses Series #1
Published by Bloomsbury on May 5, 2015
ISBN 978-1-6196-3444-2
Pages 432
Format Hardcover
Source Purchased
Goodreads

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about only from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal  but Tamlin - one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As Feyre dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility to a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she´s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it ... or doom Tamlin - and his world - forever.

My Review

A Court of Thorns and Roses is the first book in her new series. Usually, I am not a big audio book fan, but this one I started as an audio and was hooked from the first tone I heard.

Stacking The Shelves #6

Saturday, May 14, 2016

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It seems that I have bought a lot of Nora Roberts books lately *laughing* No matter if it is a book written under her pen name J.D. Robb or under her normal name as Nora Roberts.

Verschollen Am Mount McKinley-Alaska Wilderness by Christopher Ross

Friday, May 13, 2016
I kind of discovered that book a couple of years back at my library and since I couldn´t find any other that caught my interest that day I took it home and started reading.

Verschollen Am Mount McKinley* by Christopher Ross
Alaska Wilderness Series #1
Published by Ueberreuther on September 9, 2013
ISBN 978-3-7641-7004-2
Pages 224
Format Hardcover
Source Library
Goodreads


Julie is her big dream, becoming Ranger, very close: She starts an apprenticeship at Denali National Park in Alaska. Even her beloved Huskies she´s allowed to bring with and to go on patrol with the Husky sled. As Julie with her colleague is about to lead a touring company to Mount McKinley, she wants to prove that she is good for ranger, and that not even the handsome Josh can destract her. Can Julie master her task, though her protéges get themselves into danger?


My Review

Christopher Ross was absolutely new to me at that time and this series sounded promising. Today I have read all of his books from this series, there are four so far, and it is always some kind of pleasure. Sadly his books or most of them – his Alaska Wilderness series included – are only available in the German language. But I hope that´ll change and till then I will publish my thoughts about them in English so that you can get at least a glimpse of their beauty.

The School For Good And Evil by Soman Chainani

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
I love great covers, and this one caught my eye the very minute I saw it in the book store. Seldom had I seen one that promises so much fun, humor and sarcasm in one and without reading the summary first.

The School For Good And Evil by Soman Chainani
The School For Good And Evil #1
Illustrated Iacopo Bruno
Published by Harper Collins on May 14, 2013
ISBN 978-0-0621-0489-2
Pages 496
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher
Goodreads

The first kidnappings happened two hundred years before. Some years it was two boys taken, some years two girls, sometimes one of each. But if at first the choices seemed random, soon the pattern became clear. One was always beautiful and good, the child every parent wanted as their own. The other was homely and odd, an outcast from birth. An opposing pair, plucked from youth and spirited away.
This year, best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where all the lost children go: the fabled School for Good & Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains. As the most beautiful girl in Gavaldon, Sophie has dreamed of being kidnapped into an enchanted world her whole life. With her pink dresses, glass slippers, and devotion to good deeds, she knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and graduate a storybook princess. Meanwhile Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks, wicked pet cat, and dislike of nearly everyone, seems a natural fit for the School for Evil.

My Review

And my first impression was soooooo right! The two main figures are one hell of a show, the plot is set in a world everyone knows only too well and there is not a single page in it or word that is boring.

Waiting On Wednesday #6 – It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover



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 only know Colleen Hoover so far from her Slammed books, so I am really curious if her style will be kind of the same. The cover for sure got me already, but if the novel itself will be able to do that as well; I don´t know.

The Obsession by Nora Roberts

Monday, May 09, 2016
A great novel that gives you everything you expect not only from the author, but also from a fantastic plot.

The Obsession by Nora Roberts
Published by Berkley on April 12, 2016
ISBN 978-0-399-17516-9
Pages 453
Format Hardcover
Source Purchased
Goodreads

"She stood in the deep, dark woods, breath shallow and cold prickling over her skin despite the hot, heavy air. She took a step back, then two, as the urge to run fell over her."
Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father´s crimes and made him infamous. No matter how close she gets to happiness, she can´t outrun the sins of Thomas David Bowes.
Now a successfull photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, a rambling old house in need of repair, thousands of miles away from everything she´s ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the kindly residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up - especially the determined Xande Keaton.
Naomi can feel her defenses failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something she´s always secretly craved. But the sins of her father can become an obsession, and as she´s learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away.


My Review

Yes, this book is not as light and bright as The Liar was, and it is for sure not always easy to read about all that sickness Naomi´s father has inside him and how that inspired others to follow his lead, but Nora Roberts managed to get all of it into a wonderful balance.

Stacking The Shelves #5

Saturday, May 07, 2016


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I haven´t posted in a while about the books I bought or got as reviewer´s copy, but today I want to go back on track with Stacking The Shelves.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Friday, May 06, 2016
That novel is the first one I´ve ever read by the author. No clue why it took me so long to start showing any interest in her books. But a little while ago, when I saw the cover of her newest book (I am a fan of blue and silver) I felt some kind of fascination and bought it.


The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven Cycle #1
Published by Scholastic Press on September 18, 2012
ISBN 978-0-5454-2492-9  
Pages 416
Format Hardcover
Source Library
Goodreads


Every year Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them – until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her. His name is Gansey, a richt student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, the can only mean trouble. But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can´t entirely explain. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege around him; Ronan the fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher who notices many things but says very little. For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She doesn´t believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she´s not sure anymore.


My Review

Yes, I know, it is an unusual way to start with a series. And I have to admit, that I haven´t read it yet. Instead I got the first one as well and started reading almost immediately.

Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

Thursday, May 05, 2016
Karin Slaughter shows how two women can do what a bunch of arrogant and racist men couldn´t achieve.

Cop Town* by Karin Slaughter
Published by Dell on January 27, 2015
ISBN 978-0-34554-4750-7
Pages 464
Format Paperback
Source Publisher
Goodreads


1970s Atlanta: A time of great change and yet for many the fierce desire to keep things exactly the same is still strong. For women like Maggie Lawson and Kate Murphy every day is a battle. From different sides of the tracks they are united in their determination to be good cops. But they have to fight the prejudice of people like Maggie´s uncle Terry who are convinced a woman´s place is in the home. And all this in a city where 10 cops are killed a year and most of the city is a no-go area - even for their male colleagues. Then Jimmy´s partner is shot dead and Maggie and Kate find themselves caught up in a case that forces them to make choices. Choices that have far reaching consequences – for them, for the police force, and for the community as a whole.

My Review

And that only because they aren’t able to try a new thinking or to think the unbelievable: that one of their own could be the shooter.

Waiting On Wednesday #5 – The Angels ´ Share by J. R. Ward

Wednesday, May 04, 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.







I know I haven´t posted any WoW lately. I didn´t do it on purpose or because I didn´t wanted to participate in this weekly blog meme anymore. No my reasons are quite simple. The first: I had no book that I could´ve put in this post.
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