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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. 
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